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, January 20, 2011

I ♥ YOU Valentine!

Here is a No-Stamping Valentine's card I made for a swap consisting of super talented SU Demos! It's not often that I create a card without ever inking a stamp, so this is kind of a big deal;) The clouds, balloon and sentiment are rub-ons called Love Impressions. They are AWESOME! The DSP is the Whisper White pattern (with light gray words) from the Neutrals DSP Stack. All around the DSP, curving with the pink circle, I used a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer to pierce the edges. I work quicker without the guide, so I pierce free hand, using a ruler to keep me in line, but not for spacing. This only took a few seconds. If you're scared of a mistake, I suggest the Guide that comes with the Mat Pack. I use it for brad placement, and when I need a strip of exactly spaced pierces. I lived on the edge for this one;)

Paper, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Real Red cardstock. Pink Pirouette Textured CS, Neutrals DSP, Red Glimmer Paper
Punches: Small Heart, Eyelet Border, Modern Label
Accessories: Love Impressions Rub-Ons, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, SNAIL, Dimensionals

Hope you like it and will visit soon for more!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Two Sketches...

Above is my December Sketch and the card I made from it. All of my sketches are done in MDS, and I really enjoy designing them! I create them as a monthly challenge for a Yahoo Group I play and swap with. The card I made turned out very masculine, and had I not had to send it to my partner, my hubby would have gotten it for his birthday a couple days ago;) I will be blogging his really cool card tomorrow. I am not listing supplies for this post. Most are SU, but the pattern paper and texture green in this one is not, it's American Crafts and DCWV.
  And here is my January Sketch and the card I created using it as my guide. Bella Rose remaines my favorite DSP, and as much as I want to hoard it and never let it go, I LOVE using it on cards. The coral/green textured CS is DCWV, everything else is SU. I have resolved this year to use up or give away the stuff I don't use, so I am trying to at least use up some of the papers.

I hope you like these cards! I will be back tomorrow with my hubbys birthday card with a cool technique I stumbled upon on my own, though it's really to simple to call it a technique;) Till next time...Happy Stampin'!

Digi Snowman - Winter Wishes

Here is a fun card I made for a Winter Snowman swap. It's not a Christmas card, and that is usually all I make for winter, so this was a lot of fun. I didn't feel like using any of my snowmen stamps, and was in the mood for Punch Art;) However, my craft area was so messy (couldn't be...LOL!) that I didn't want to clean it up just to make a huge mess, which is what always happens when I get punchy! So...I sat down in my pj's (the only way to craft) and pulled up My Digital Studio. Punch Art in MDS is much tougher than IRL, but I finally was pleased with it! His body is circle punches, his arms are from a bird stamp set, they are bird legs. His buttons are brads, and his nose is a heart stretched out long and thin. His hat is an upside down birthday present stamp. So, this is completely digital, no stamping at all. I trimmed the cardfront and attached to Night of Navy cardstock, and created the inside piece to match. What is so cool is that I now have this project saved in MDS and can print it anytime! Whoohooo!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's a digital thing, you might not understand;)

Every year after Thanksgiving, my Mom sets up an elaborate little Christmas Village. It's a tradition that has become very special to her over the past several years. I don't know why I have never before thought to take pictures of it for her. This year, I think partly because I got a DSLR for Christmas, I decided to get some good pictures of this tradition that our whole family has come to enjoy. I turned the pictures into a 2 page spread, 8 1/2 x 11. I don't know if I will put them in some sort of folder or frame them for her to hang at Christmas. I am printing them today, and I cannot wait to give these to her! I know she is going to love them, and it will be very meaningful to her!

Me Digital Studio
...that's it!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Occasions Mini is HERE!

It's HERE!!! The New Occasions Mini catalog is here and ready to go!!! I know you will love the products in here as much as I do!!! Where to start? There's so many awesome things in here. Embossing Folders, GLITTER PAPER, great stamp sets, new ribbons! Oh my!!! Below are some helpful links, check them out! As always you can order from my WEBSITE.

Click to see the Occassions Mini
Occasions Mini Stampin' Supplies
Occasions Mini Spanish Sets

Happy Stampin' Friends!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Love You Much

First of all...LOVING my brand new Nikon D3000 from the wonderful hubby for Christmas. I have a LONG way to go to really learn to use this camera, but I actually took this shot with all manual settings, so I am learning, slowly but surely.

I am a member of an awesome SU Demo group for demos who live in the great state of North Carolina, and we do lots of swaps. For the month of January, I get to send one card every Monday to a fellow demo. It's called Monday Mailers, and it's a lot of fun. The theme for this month is Valentines, red and pink. So, I am trying to keep the theme while using some traditional and some non-traditional stamps for this theme. This one is non-traditional, in that I didn't use hearts, etc. The deets are below, I hope you like it, it was a lot of fun to make, and I hope Martinette will love it!

Stamps: Friends 24-7, Well-Scripted
Paper: Naturals White, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette
Wide Oval Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Texture Folder, Big Shot
Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Tombow Multi, SNAIL