Thursday, January 28, 2010

Valentine's Day Class

Yesterday I got a beautiful big brown box from UPS. It included tons of goodies for the winter/spring classes and workshops I'm planning. What got me most excited, though, were my goodies for my Valentine's Day class, this Sunday. (If you love what you see and are DYING to come, I can probably squeeze you in! It's $15 for 8 cards!) I didn't have samples done before the sign up - since I didn't have my stuff yet - so I am very appreciative to my customers who are coming and trust that the results will be good! Here's what we'll make... 2 of each card - and all are inspired/copied from some great stampers on Splitcoast.

(inspired by Crystal)
Stamp Set: I {Heart} Hearts
Cardstock: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Sending Love Specialty
Stampin' Pads (Classic): Pretty in Pink
Accessories/Tools: Small Heart Punch, 5/8" Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon

Love You Much
(inspired by Selene)
Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts, Well Scripted
Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Designer Series Paper: Sending Love Specialty
Stampin' Pads (Classic): Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Accessories/Tools: Small Heart Punch, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon

Be Mine
(inspired by Kristin)
Stamp Sets: Sweetheart, Vintage Vogue, Great Friend
Cardstock: Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: None!
Stampin' Pads (Classic): Old Olive, Regal Rose, Bermuda Bay
Accessories/Tools: Full Heart Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon

(inspired by Mary)
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Real REd, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Sending Love Specialty
Stampin' Pads (Classic): Real Red
Accessories/Tools: Full Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Real Red 3/4" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

These new products in the Mini Catalog are just great!! I love the cute stamp sets, I love the new punches, the specialty paper is great, and the satin ribbon is to DIE FOR! Best of all, I am growing quite fond of the clear mount stamps. I always thought I was a wood-mount purist, but when I noticed the significant price difference in clear mount to wood mount, I had to try it out. (I am cheap, afterall....) The clear mount is SO SLICK. I got 3 or 4 sets in clear mount, and I will probably get more. I can't wait to show my customers the clear mount. :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Too many projects to blog!

Hi Strangers! Happy New Year. It's been tooooooo long again since I blogged, but I have had too much going on to even have time to stamp, let alone take a photo, then upload it to the blog. BUT, I have something to share today!

I've been working on a 1st Birthday scrapbook for my nephew Will. His first birthday was Dec. 23, 2009 - and naturally my scrapbook is just getting done now. Eek! I consider it a 13-month present for him, rather than sticking to the traditional 12-month/1-year present. :) At least he's only 1 year old and won't know the difference if my present is late.... a year or two from now, he'll surely know when he doesn't get a present on time! Whew! :)

I have been using My Digital Studio for the scrapbook, and I've learned a lot about the program in the meantime! It's basically user-friendly and has lots of great options. I love that everything coordinates (in true Stampin' Up! fashion) and the Digital Kits are really the best. Once I figured those out, the pages came together quite nicely. MDS comes with some predesigned layouts... I opted for making my own -- most of which I copied out of the Stampin' Up! catalog or Stampin' Success magazines. I've never scrapbooked before, so coming up with original designs is tricky for me.

Anyway, here's my favorite 2-page spread. Isn't Will a cutie????

I am about to send this off to the printer, so hopefully time will free up for me to do some actual stamping!

Thanks for looking!