Stamping in the Rain

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Everyday Enchantment

Here's a card I made using the free (with purchase during Sale-a-Bration) Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I love the colors of Spring!

I used the swirly Elegant Lines Embossing Folder on the Poppy Parade paper and gathered the Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon by pulling a thread at one end to give it a softer look.  I sponged the edges of the paper with Soft Suede to give a shabby chic look.  I used Stampin' Markers to color the image, also from a stamp set that can be earned for free during Sale-a-Bration, the Fresh Vintage set. 

Sale-a-Bration is here!!

Today is finally the day!  Sale-a-Bration has started at Stampin' Up.  Choose a Free Product from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog for every $50 you spend!
Click on the Online Store button above to start choosing your Free Products!  To view the new Sale-a-Bration catalog, click on the catalog picture on the right.  You can also see all of the new Spring products in the Occasions Mini Catalog, also on the right.  So many new goodies!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Valentine's Countdown

Valentine's Day is on it's way!  Here are a few cards I've received in swaps to get me in the mood.
This adorable Valentine was sent to me by Nicki Shopis.  She used The Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder for the Vanilla background and Perfect Polka Dots for the heart.  The tiny Blushing Bride flower is punched from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack with a little pearl dotting the center.  So romantic and sweet.
I love this stamp set, Greeting Card Kids and hope to get it soon!  Kate Amberg used Cherry Cobbler to make this simple Valentine.  The Seam Binding gives it a soft look and I like the way she used a marker to draw our attention to the little girl's heart.
This card was one of my favorites.  It uses a pop can for the background!  It's embossed with the Square Lattice folder and is attached with Silver Brads.  A heart punched out of Red Glimmer paper is popped up with dimensionals on the sentiment.  I thought this would make a nice masculine Valentine, since it's not too girlish.

I hope you're enjoying this winter weather.  I'm glad we're finally getting winter, but I'm not sure how long I'd like it to last, LOL.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Occasions Mini Catalog comes out today!

The new Occasions Mini Catalog comes out today!
                                                    Click to view the new Mini Catalog!

There are lots of beautiful new products to choose from, including new Framelit dies in two sets of shapes, as well as a set of three Embossing Folders to match two new Edgelit Dies.  These make gorgeous cards.  Here's a sample of a card that uses both the new Edgelit die and Embossing Folder.
I love the new "Twitterpated" DSP used on this card, too.  You can also see one of the new Framelit shapes on this card.  It matches the new Apothecary Art stamp set.  The bigger pearls are new, too!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Here is my New Year's card.
And here it is with the flap opened...
This card was so much fun to make and pretty simple, too.  I borrowed the idea from a fellow stamper, Lorraine Ogletree .  Thanks for the inspiration!  I used the Elegant Lines embossing folder for her skirt and a diamond brad on the red satin bow.  The skirt design uses the round scallop die.  I used my new Peekaboo die for the sentiment, adding the New Year's greeting on the inside.  Isn't that Silver paper pretty?  It's the first time I've ever used it and I like it.

I hope 2012 is a great year for all of us!  Happy New Year!