Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sending Love Workshops

Edited to Add: Supplies list is now added for each project.

Hi Stampers!

Last month I had two "Sending Love" workshops in my home that was based around new items in the Occasions Mini Catalog. All projects were Valentine themed just in time to order supplies to create Valentine gifts! I had a good turn out and it was lots of fun. But, since I've never done two workshops in one weekend (one on Saturday and one on Sunday) I was pretty exhausted afterwards. Even still, it was fun catching up with some old customers and meeting new ones!

Here are the projects, enjoy!

Here is the first card we made. It uses the brand new I {Heart} Hearts stamp set. Remember that with every purchase of this set, $2 is donated to the Haiti Relief Fund. This set is available in wood mounted or in our NEW Clear Mounted Stamps! The beautiful background papers we used are also brand new and from the Occasions Mini Catalog. It is the Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. I fell in love with this paper as soon as I saw it. The designs are beautiful and it has glitter! Lastly, we used the brand new Pinking Hearts Border Punch on the bottom part of the Real Red DSP.

Here's a close-up of the DSP and the hearts. I hope you can see the sparkly glitter on the paper, its beautiful! All four hearts were cut out and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. Also, you can see a close up of the Pinking Hearts Border Punch. Aren't the tiny little hearts cute?

Stampin' Supplies(All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated):
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Real Red 3/4" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips

This is the second card we made at my Sending Love Workshop. This card uses the brand new stamp set, Well-Scripted (available in wood mount or NEW clear mount) and the beautiful Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Flowers. Both of these items are from the Occasions Mini Catalog. The background paper is also another sheet from the Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Here's a close-up of the card. The colors I used were taken from the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Flowr itself. The main card base and the "Love You Much" sentiment are both Rose Red, the same as the flower. The Scallop Border Punch was used on a strip of Chocolate Chip Cardstock.

Stampin' Supplies(All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated):
Well Scripted
Ink: Rose Red
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Sweet Pea Stitched Flower, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sorry, I'm not sure why the background in this picture looks blue...but here's a picture of the final project we made. It was made using the Fancy Favor Box Bigz XL die, the Build-A-Bear Die and the BAB Valentine's Day Sizzlets. It was so quick and easy to make! And isn't the box and bear just cute!? I fell in love with the cute little bear...

Here's a top view of the box, it was filled with real red paper strips that were crimped and then filled with Valentine Heart Chocolates.

Stampin' Supplies(All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated):
Ink: None
Paper: Real Red 12x12 Cardstock, Basic Black, Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink, Retired Designer Series Paper Pack
Accessories: 1/2" Circle Punch, Build-A-Bear Stampin' Up! Bear Bigz Die, Stampin' Up! Beary Lovely Sizzlets Die,Stampin' Up! Beary Essentials Die, Stampin' Up! Beary Girl Die, Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals

Well, I hope you enjoyed looking at the projects. I will be posting a full supplies list for each project hopefully tomorrow. Remember, you can order from me 24/7 by clicking here. Have a great President's Day Holiday and Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Accordion Fold Purse

Good Morning Stampers!
I was looking through some pictures of projects that I have and realized that I never posted this beautiful purse I made a few months back! It was a class that Marcella, a fellow demonstrator and team member had for us and it was quick and fun to make!

I will post the recipe for this project later on today and hopefully will post pictures of the projects we made at my "Sending Love" Workshop this past weekend!
Have a wonderful day and Happy Stampin'!