Welcome to A Stampers Paradise!

You've stumbled upon my escape from the daily grind! I hope you enjoy what you see here. I am a SU Demo who loves trying new techniques, holding card making classes, creating techniques of my own, and most recently blog design, I love anything stamping related! I hope you'll stay a minute and come again! I'd love to know you were here, so feel free to leave comments!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

DIY Flowers....

These are the projects I created for my monthly hostess club to make at our Feb meeting. They went over really well, and all of them are very easy to do! We focused on making our own embellishments this month. We also made buttons, I will get a pic of those up later. Making your own flowers if fun, much less expensive than buying them, and you can be sure they will match your project!
This Valentine is made from Real Red cardstock, run throught the Big Shot with the Scallop Circle 1 die. Whisper White is stamped with a heart from I (Heart) Hearts. Sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, punched with Word Window, glued to Modern Label, and popped on Dimensionals. Rose is made from Real Red Grosgrain (1/2") and the leaves are Garden Green, with Big Shot and Little Leaves Die.

This one is Faux Suede. I LOVE this technique! Who knew simply breaking fibers and peeling apart your cardstock would give you such a soft, beautiful piece, perfect for making flowers! Colors are Green Galore, Melon Mambo, Whisper White. White is punched with NEW Scallop Trim Corner punch. Leaves and flower are 1 1/4 and 1 3/8" circle punches. Finished with a Clear Rhinestone brad.

This flower is made from 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, in this flower, I used So Saffron. It's sewn together down one side of the length, then tied off tightly, giving you a flower that just needs a little fluffing! I enjoy making these! The center is a Build A Brad with Cottage Wall DSP in the center.
I hope you all enjoy these!!! I have really gotten hooked on making 3D items lately, whether it's decor, boxes, embellishments. I will get the buttons uploaded soon! Happy Stamping, until next time!

Chloe's Handmade Valentine's

This is my 5 yr old, Chloe, and her 3 yr old sister, Tara. Not sure what's up with Chloe's goofy grin! These are the Valentine's we sat and made tonight for her Preschool class party tomorrow. We used two images from Pun Fun, and some DCVW cardstock (I think that's what it's called, I only use SU, and let the kids use the other stuff). We stamped the images, and she colored them with SU Color Pencils. I scored and punched holes in these to hold the suckers she picked to give to her friends. Her sister separated the colored ones into piles for me to finish cutting out. We had a lot of fun making these, and I think they are cuter than anything storebought...plus it was a great experience. Below are some more pics!
The boys are getting blue with the Rocket stamp, and the girls are getting pink with the Skunk stamp (that my daughter insists is a squirrel, hence they are brown). The Skunk says 'I stink you're sweet', and the Rocket says 'You're a Blast'. I thought these were perfect for Preschool Valentine's.

The close up. I will be reading her the comments, so if you like what she did, drop a comment for me to share with her. I think she did a good job, and she's only 5!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Blog Makeover...

Hey, everyone!!! I will be back to checking all of your blogs this week. I wanted to let everyone know that I FINALLY got my blog customized with my own creations using My Digital Studio. The background is Designer Paper, Ribbon, and Flowers from the Sweet Pea digi kit from SU, as is the Header, adding punches and buttons from Button Latte. This was much harder than I thought it would be, but that was because I don't have any photo editting software loaded at the moment, whew, never do it without that! I hope you like the look. I am happy with it. Now that I know how to do it, I will get it just how I want it, and will probably decorate it with MDS often!