Stamping in the Rain

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Valentine's Day Beauty!

I'm really enjoyed this new Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits Die.  As long as I use my new Big Shot Die Brush, I have no problem getting it to come out perfectly!  

I used the beautiful Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, along with Rose Red (for the flowers, also punched out with the Die) and Mint Macaron.  I added a few pretty Pearls and that gorgeous new Pool Party Glitter Ribbon to glam it up!

Monday, January 18, 2016

A Quilted Valentine!

I love this faux-quilting technique.  It's so easy, but looks like a lot of work!  I used the Designer Series Paper from the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet stack.  The background is Rose Red with a layer of Garden Green under the 'quilt.'  I stamped the sentiment from Bloomin' Love stamp set in Garden Green ink and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch.  

I added a couple of punched Banners and a Heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  One of my banners was punched from the new shimmery Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper...yum!  I finished it off with a tiny bow using Gold Baker's Twine.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Catalog...Saleabration!...and Valentines Day!

It's finally here!  The gorgeous new Spring Catalog is out and Sale-a-bration has started!  For every $50 you order, you get a free product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  So excited!  This catalog is absolutely fabulous.

I was in a swap (already!) and this is one of the cards I made using the new Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die...isn't it gorgeous?  You do need a couple of fun extra products to really make this die work well.  One is the Precision Base Plate, which makes these intricate dies cut really well (even so, you should run it back and forth a few times).  The other is the brand new Big Shot Die Brush.  This tool is amazing!  Don't be afraid to rough it up a little as you run it back and forth over your die.  It will get all of the little paper chads out.  So easy!

I used the beautiful Whisper White Organza Ribbon and the scrumptious Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper with some pretty Rose Red paper.

I hope you're enjoying this beautiful winter weather.  We had a snowfall the other day!  It was fun because it is unusual for us and everything was cancelled, so we just got to go out and enjoy a free day!