Thursday, January 22, 2009

Welcome!

Welcome to my new Stampin' blog. I have thought about starting one for a while and with the new catalog just coming out I thought this was the perfect opportunity. Hopefully this will serve as a place for new ideas, product information and fun! Please feel free to post questions and comments I really would like this to be a place for you and I to grow creatively. That said I am patiently waiting for my box of new goodies to come. If you were wondering what was on my must have list I will tell you a few things... I love the new birdie line so I got the Cheep Talk stamp set, the matching Good Morning Sunshine DSP , and matching So Tweet chipboard. I just couldn't resisit all of these coordinating products! It makes it really easy to put together projects that way. The other part of my order consisted of the Top-Note die and the new SU! texturz plates. I have seen so many beautiful cards and projects using these I simply have to try them myself. I will be sure to share with you all that I do with those! Lastly and not least I ordered the Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin' kit, before cardmaking I was an avid scrapbooker but haven't scrapped in 3 1/2 years. I plan to start it up once again. I am currently working on a couple projects I know you will love and plan to incorporate scrapbooking back into my SU! business. Here is a picture of a card I did with the Raspbery Tart DSP, which is lovely in the catalog, intimidating in person and beautiful on paper. I have had the paper for almost two weeks and didn't know what I would do with it. It is the color combo that is hard to get around, pretty in pink, regal rose, kiwi kiss, cameo coral and real red! But I like what I have come up with I hope you do too. Stamp set: One of a Kind (SU!) Paper: cameo coral, basic brown, whisper white and raspberry tart dsp Ink: basic brown and regal rose (watercolor) Accessories: Boho blossoms punch, white taffeta ribbon, watercolor wonder crayons and the scallop edge punch Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Love You Much Promotion

I made these cards using the new stamps, paper and punch by Stampin' Up! They are currently available for 20% off when you purchase the bundle by January 31st. You know I enjoy a new punch when I see one and this one was a lot of fun to use. I know this bundle reflects Valentine's Day but it will definately be good for birthdays, weddings, scrapbook pages and just sweet love notes. Please let me know if you are interested in the Love You Much bundle (item # 115405) $ 41.48.

Upcoming Classes

I have several stamping events coming up. February 7th, Open House; I will be demonstrating new products and have free make 'n' takes. Please rsvp by January 30th. February 21st will be the all occasion Stamp-A-Stack; we will make 12 all-occasion cards, the cost for supplies is $25. Please rsvp by February 15th. March 14th I am having a technique class and will update you on the specifics as is gets closer. As always my SU! demo website has detailed info www.patriciahicks.stampinup.net

Monday, January 19, 2009

Testing 1..2..3..

Here is the project from my most recent stamp camp. We made this adorable box with 8 matching cards and lined envelopes. Everything is Stampin' Up!. Here are the cards.

Stampin' Up! Succulent Garden Pop Up slider

I really love, love, love the succulent garden designer series paper.  I saw this slider pop-up card on Pinterest and knew I had to try it o...