Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Heartfelt thoughts as Valentine's Day nears

  • Heartfelt Valentine Card
  • My 3 favorite My Digital Studio downloads this week
  • Paper Pumpkin kits now include more plus FREE marker set!
Creativity is such a funny animal.  I had a completely different card in my head when I started making today's card.  ...Well, I DID picture a white card with a red glittery heart.  My original plan called for a fancy double embossed card front mounted on a white base card ... until my Framelit cut a heart in the center of my card instead of embossing.  But it really doesn't matter, because I like how this card turned out!  We've been talking a lot at work about designing new products and how sometimes you get part way down the road and you need to pivot in a different direction.  Well, that what I did.  I started in one direction and pivot in another direction when my original direction didn't work out.  It's all about remaining flexible and moving quickly. 

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.


Robert Heinlein
    
    

It wasn't until I was holding the Banner Blast stamp set in my hand while searching for a different sentiment set that I realized how perfect this set, with its matching Banner punch, would work on my card.  


There's something about hearts and love and caring for another person that makes Valentine's Day a really special holiday...Think about it. Aren't the best holiday's about love?  Your Anniversary... The loving spirit of giving during Christmas.. .And then there's Valentine's Day.  Love the quote below.

 
    Recipe
    Stamps: Banner Blast ((133551-w, 133554-c)  Tip:  I usually buy clear mount stamps to conserve storage, however, when a set has several small pieces, like this set; I find that buying wood instead of clear mount saves me time.  First from mounting on clear blocks every time I use them, and, second, they are less easily lost on my messy scrap tables. 
    Ink:  Real Red
    Paper:   Whisper White cardstock, Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
    Accessories:  Banner Punch (133519) (Can only be earned as a free gift with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack (129387), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Small Heart Punch (117193), Large Heart Punch (119883), Hearts A Flutter Framelits,  Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Magnet base, and cutting Pads, Beautifully Baroque (130917)Embossing Folder
    
    To place an order for any products above:  Visit my Stampin' Up! Store
     

My favorite My Digital Studio downloads  for 4-Feb (this week)


1.Kaleidoscope Design Series Paper Digital Download (137068)

This download includes 3-piece SVG stamp brush set (overlays)
 and 9 Designer Series Paper




This is a digital version of the Kaleidoscope Designer series Paper I used for projects showcased during last week post, featuring fresh new geometric designs featured in clothing and home decorating products this season.

So you can order these paper as both paper version (Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper (132995)) or as digital versions (137068) -- you choose! (Or like me, order them both!) 


 
 
2. My second favorite download from the new weekly MDS downloads is the Perfect Pennants Stamp Brush Set (137042).  This MDS down load includes a 9-piece SVG stamp brush set.
 
 
 


3.  And my third favorite download comes from the Weekly deals page.  The Sweetest Ever Valentine's Designer Template (129009) which if on sale for only $5.95.  See all this week's Weekly Deals here .





This download was introduced 12/27/2011.  It includes 2-page 8-1/2 X 11 d├ęcor designer template, 18 piece stamp brush set and 8 embellishments.  It is designed specifically to gift treats like Lollipops, mini chocolates, Cello bag topper, candybar wrappers and additional labels and tags to add to any treat.  Remember that you can customize colors on stamp brushes.

See what's trending in digital stamping and scrapbooking by visiting, My Digital Studio Site.  Video tutorials, classes, Gallery and a community of users for tips and inspiration.

Last few days to order your Paper Pumpkin monthly kits and get Free in-Color Markers

Dates: January 11-February 10, 2014

Just  a few more days to get the free markers when you sign up for Paper Pumpkin monthly kits.  Cancel any time or putting your kits on hold is easy.  And you're in for great surprise if you're already one of my Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  The new monthly kits now include more product for the same price! 

Details: NEW Paper Pumpkin subscribers who sign up at My Paper Pumpkin before February 10, 2014, will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers -a $14.95 value.  And the Feb and March kits are fabulous! We we're given a "behind the curtains" preview of the next two kits--Feb and March--,  very impressive amount of product you'll get in these kits!

Watch this video that shows what the January 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit looked like.  You can see all of the products unwrapped as part of the kit.  These kits are great for new stampers who want to try stamping and have finished projects within a short stamping session, but don't want to make a big investment in stamping supplier. Each monthly kit include what you need to make the cards plus instructions...or use your creativity to come up with your own designs.   It is a great social activity for any age.
  • This special offer is only valid for new subscribers.
  • Customers must sign up at My Paper Pumpkin
  • The markers will be sent with your Welcome Kit. No coupon code is required. Anyone who signs up for a Paper Pumpkin membership during the promotion dates will receive a set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers.

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Enjoy!

Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/




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