Feb 09 2009

Good morning!  Hope you had a great weekend.  I had my first "official" downline meeting on Sunday since my promotion to Manager!  We had fun and did a GREAT project that they will be able to use in their classes.  Since I’m also doing the project in a future Stamp Camp, I won’t show it here right now…(sorry!)

I will show you a card made with Polka Dot Punches, one of the free sets you can get with any $50 Stampin’ Up! purchase!  I used the heart for my Shamrock card a couple days ago, but I also made a Valentine for my hubby.

This card was one of the challenges I did with my friend, Lisa.  We had a sketch (sorry I can’t find it right now!) to use.  I started with a base card of Pink Pirouette.  Then I ran my polka dot designer paper from Candy Lane thru the swirl Texturz plate (can you see the detail in the background?)  You can really see this better in person.  I cut a strip of Riding Hood Red and wrapped some Pink Taffeta ribbon around it, then stamped Love You from Short & Sweet stamp set.  I added a strip of Pink Pirouette under it that I punched with the new Eyelet Border punch.  Next I added some striped designer paper from Candy Lane and layered it on Close to Cocoa, also using a piece of the Pink Pirouette Eyelet Border cardstock.  I stamped the heart with Riding Hood Red on Pink Pirouette and punched it with our new large Heart punch and layered it onto the Riding Hood Red 1-3/4 circle for more definition.  I like that look!  Love the card and I know my hubby will, too!

I’ve a busy week getting some design work done and a card swap, plus the rest of my Valentine’s made and shipped off!  Then two classes out of town (rescheduled from the snow storm we had a couple weeks ago!)  Whew!!!

Stamps:  Polka Dot Punches, Short & Sweet
C/S: Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Candy Lane DSP
Inks:  Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Other:  Large Heart punch, Eyelet Border Punch, 1 3/4 circle punch, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Texturz Background #1 plates