Jan 17 2011

Valentine Defined

Wow…I'm back from Leadership!  You cannot believe how fantastic Stampin' Up! treats us at these events!  I was SO excited to see many of my friends again that I've met over the years of attending Convention and Leadership.  Our conversations seem to pick up exactly where we left off!  Oh well…only six more months until Convention and I see them again!  Stampin' Up! demos are the BEST people!  Managers' Reception at the Wildhorse Saloon was fantastic…great food, entertainment and learning how to line dance!  What else could you want!  Didn't see any "famous" country western stars while we were there, but the Gaylord Opryland Hotel is AWESOME!  HUGE!  It made the 1000 of Stampin' Up! leaders feel very small!


But…on to my card!  Over on Create with Connie and Mary, we are starting our SECOND Preview Week!  That means…you only have a few more days to sign up at the special Early Bird Price of $24.95…a $5 savings off the regular $29.95 rate!  You can find all the details on what you'll get for your money HERE!  We are featuring the Hugs & Kisses Suite of products from the Occasions Mini during our Preview Weeks, then will work our way thru the rest of the Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration brochures during the actual subscription.  Today I used Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch TSSC157 as the basis for my card. 



And here is my card!



As I've mentioned before, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Love Impressions Designer Paper and the Red Glimmer Paper!  I combined them both on my card, along with the greeting from Valentine Defined!  Really, this is a SIMPLE card and would be quick to make up a bunch of them for your Valentines!


I started with a base of Basic Gray cardstock, then ran the Pink Pirouette cardstock thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  I added a 1 3/4 strip of Red Glimmer Paper along the left side, then a strip of Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon to hide the seam.  I made a bow and added a Red Glimmer Brad in the center and placed it along the bottom with a Stampin' Dimensional.  I punched three Full Hearts out of the Love Impressions DSP and popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals, too.  Finally, I stamped LOVE from Valentine Defined in Real Red on Whisper White and punched with the Small Oval, then layered on the Basic Gray Large Oval.  That's it!  I love it!


I wanted to give you a reminder that I have another round of Ribbon Shares almost full and ready to order!  I'm finishing up the cutting of the last round and will have them in the mail by tomorrow, so if you are waiting on any shares, know that all except the In Color ribbon is ready.  You can find out more information about the Ribbon Shares I'm offering HERE!




4 People have left comments on this post

Jan 17, 2011 - 11:01:29
Rose Kerry said:

Adorable card Connie, love those hearts and the brad.  Sure wish I could have been at Leadership to see all you girls.  Hugs

Jan 18, 2011 - 10:01:01

Love the sparkle paper on the side.  And the brad on the ribbon, adorable card.  Thanks so much for playing along.  You should try out the code for the hop so we can just move right on leaving comments. 

Jan 20, 2011 - 09:01:18

Love the combination of papers you used.  Pretty card!

Jan 23, 2011 - 08:01:15

So simple, but so pretty!  Love the way you used your embellishments…..GREAT card!