Sunday, January 31, 2010

Die cuts, embosslits and punches, oh my!

By: Cristie Walker


1 3/8 Square punch (103375) Heart to Heart punch (113694)

By: Me!


Scallop Trim Corner punch (118870) Beautiful Wings embosslit (118138)

By:  Mandy Grant  Check out her blog.


Scallop Trim border punch (free with purchase*) Beautiful Wings embosslit (118138) Full Heart punch (113693)

By: Linda Barnes


1 1/4” Circle punch (104403), 1” Circle punch (109046)

By: Nancy Alvarez  Check her out here.


Beautiful Wings embosslit (118138)


Don’t you just love the sparkles?  She used Dazzling Diamonds on the biggest and littlest butterfly.

By: Berta Kern  Check her out here.


Heart to Heart punch (113694), Modern Label punch (116630)

By:  Barb Hooper  Check out her blog.


Scallop Trim border punch (free with purchase*), Curly Label punch (112208)

By: Beverlee Morales


Scallop Trim border punch (free with purchase*)

By: Staci Miserlian


Scallop Trim border punch (free with purchase*), Card, Telephone & Address die (114532)

By:  Carmen McNamare


Scallop Trim border punch (free with purchase*)

Hmmm, there seems to be a theme here!  :0)  I just love this border punch.

By: Cherise Schlicher  Check out her blog.


Small Oval punch (107304), Large Oval punch (107305), Wide Oval punch (112082), Word Window punch (105090), 1 1/4” Circle Punch (104403), 1 3/8” Circle punch (104401), Trio Flower punch (109183), 3/4” Circle punch (107217), 1/2” Circle punch (103490). Whew!  I think that’s it!

By:  Roselyn Denis


Full Heart punch (113693), Small Oval punch (107304), Large Oval punch (107305), Wide Oval punch (112082), 1” Circle punch (109046)

By:  Linda Pagel


Butterfly punch (116629)

By:  ???


Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch (117191)

By:  Kim Molesworth


Beautiful Wings embosslit (118138), Ticket Corner punch (107214), Textured Impressions folder – Perfect Polka Dots (117335).


*Purchase $50 worth of Stampin’ Up product and receive this punch free, during Sale-a-bration.  For more details click here.

Thanks for looking!  Keep an eye out for my next class!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Open House!

My stamp room is finally finished and I’m dying to show it off!  It looks so nice (Thanks Dave!) that I think I’ll have to call it my “Stamp Studio” instead.

Anyway, to celebrate my new space and my renewed commitment to my Stampin’ Up! business, I’m having an open house.P1090676_edited-1

Open House

When:  February 3rd

Time:  5pm – 9pm

Where:  2730 Country Creek Way

You can drop in or stay all evening.  Hint: there will be door prizes and you must be present to win!

Make a Valentine card and Candy Gift box while you’re here.  Try out the new cling mount stamps. Munch on some great snacks and of course check out my new room. Oops, I mean studio.  :0)  There will also be a little make and take for your children to try, so bring them along!

One or two of the door prizes will be items that are handmade by me.  :0)  And a stamp set will be up for grabs also!

RSVP by February 1st.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It’s All About The Texture!

I was going to post my top 10 swaps from Leadership but just couldn’t narrow it down!  Instead, I’m going to post my favorites in different categories.  These all have some sort of dry embossing on them.  All done with the Big Shot and either Texturz plates or embossing folders.

By:  Sharon Cline


This one is done with the Lattice die cut and the Texturz plate – Backgrounds #1


By:  Kathryn Alt  Click here to see her blog.


She used the new Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder and Pink Hearts border punch from the new Occasions Mini Catalog.  This is such a perfect wedding card!


By:  Kim Molesworth


The heart was done with the new Scalloped Heart of Hearts embosslit.  I love the embosslit!  Not only does it texturize it but it cuts it out also.  How cool is that!  You can find this embosslit in the new Occasions Mini Catalog.  From the big catalog she used the Finial Press textured impressions embossing folders & Eyelet border punch.


By:  Cherise Schlicher  Click here to see her blog.


Now I know it’s too early for Halloween.  :0)  But this card is so cute!  The background is embossed with the Texturz plate – Backgrounds #1.


By:  Terry Bolender  Click here to see her blog.


Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder from the Occasions Mini Catalog, was used here too.  It makes a simple card just pop!


By: Yapha Mason


Again the Perfect Polka Dot texture folder was used, along with the new I {Heart} Hearts stamp set.


By: Dina Anker  Click here to see her blog.


Dina is my favorite Canadian (First People) friend.  :0)

She used the Elegant Bouquet textured impressions embossing folder.


By:  Lisa Bowell


Perfect Polka Dots folder


By:  Shauna Mikuliak


Perfect Details Texturz Plate


By:  Pam McLean


This is such an elegant card and yet quick and easy to make!  Manhattan Flower textured embossing folder was used.  From the Occasions mini she used the Well Scripted stamp set.  The border punch is one of the free ones, you can earn, from the Sale-a-bration catalog!


I hope you enjoyed these!  I’ll be posting more in a day or so.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Valentines Swap

We had our unit meeting a few weeks ago and did a Valentines swap.  I never get used to making cards so far ahead of the season/holiday!  :0) 

Below are 3 different versions of the card I made.  I used  the Sending Love Specialty Designer Series paper.   It is so pretty and at least one side of each sheet is sparkly!  The colors in the pack are Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, & Very Vanilla.  Can you see what else is new on this card…?  It’s the Scallop Trim corner punch!  Both of these items are available in the Occasions Mini catalog that comes out today!

I couldn’t decide which I liked better.  I’m thinking the first one….


I didn’t sponge the Pretty in Pink cardstock on this one and used a different background paper.


This one is the same as above only I sponged the edges of the Pretty in Pink cardstock strip with Chocolate Chip classic ink.


This was Louise Irizarry’s swap.  Isn’t he cute!


Linda Harris made this one.  She used the Bride Designer Series paper for the background.


Mandy Grant made this one.  The Heart to Heart sentiment is from the Occasions Mini catalog.


You can view the new Occasions Mini Catalog online today.  Also this is the beginning of Sale-a-brations so check out the SAB catalog to see what kind of free stuff is available!  Remember for every $50 you spend you get to pick one free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog or from a select list of stamps sets out of the big catalog.

Thanks for looking!