Getting romantic?

With Valentines Day coming up, I thought I would share this great So in Love stamp set and coordinating So Detailed thinlits from the Occasions catalog.  You can find them on page 52 and, yes, there is a SO IN LOVE BUNDLE.  They are such elegant products that they can be used for many romantic occasions ~ weddings, anniversaries, engagement parties or just to say I Love You.  Stampin' Up! always has great ideas to pass on for new products and Carrie will show you ways to use the stamp set & thinlits in this video. 

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This cute little monster just makes me laugh!  The stamp set is YUMMY IN MY TUMMY and you can find it on page 16 in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog.  There are so many possibilities with this smiling creature (there is a second creature in the set but not nearly as cuddly!).  Below are the products that I used to make this card ~ you can click on the picture to go directly to my online store if you would like to place an order ~ or, give me a call (641-9354).  And, you might be interested in my Watercolor Pencil Class on February 19 ~ let me know!  Susan Elise

My Paper Pumpkin ~ January

My Paper Pumpkin box arrived in my mail box this week and it is all about Valentine Treats.  Here is a video that will provide you with more information from Stampin' Up!  And, after the video I want to share some hints that I found from a demonstrator that had finished making all of her treats ~ her suggestions should make it easier for all of us.

1.Make this a project you make assembly line style.  Do all of one thing, then move on.  2.  Stamp the hearts before you punch them out.  3. Think about using one sentiment on all the bags.  4.  Adhere the banners to the bags before assembling the bags, it is easier flat.  5.  Pinch the gussets after the bag is made.  6.  Be careful how you put the hearts on the dowel,  I hope this will help you assemble your treats!  Happy Valentine's Day!


    Sealed with Love

    12 x 12 piece for framing

    I started this a week ago and finished it this morning so it has been sitting on my work table for a week!  It was getting in my way but I could only work on it sporadically because of my classes and my open house events going on.  It is 12 x 12 and uses all the products in the SENDING LOVE SUITE on page 14 and 15 in the Occasions Catalog.  It was loads of fun to create because there ar so many stamps (27) and so many dies (14) in the SEALED WITH LOVE BUNDLE!  I also used the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack and the Sending Love Embellishments.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these products for Valentine's Day projects I will be placing an order tomorrow and will be sending it 2 DAY EXPRESS so that it arrives in a timely manner for Valentine projects.  EMAIL ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

    Be My Valentine

    My other two cards for my CRAFTY THURSDAY VALENTINE CLASS this afternoon ~

    Yummy valentine

    Yummy in My Tunny stamp set, page 16, Occasions Catalog

    Beautiful You valentine

    Beautiful You stamp set, page 24, Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog

    A lot of Valentine's.....

    A lot of Valentine's from Janie

    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!  Janie Dodge sent me this picture earlier in the week and I asked her if I could save it for today.  She said yes and here is her story..............

    Ella, Kaitlyn and I made 72 of these matchbook M&M valentines.  Each matchbook contains an snack size bag of M&M's. It took 2 of their 4 snow days.  I made the matchbooks and they colored the greeting on the outside.   

    I was so proud that we had finished them two weeks ahead.  When they went to school they were told they could distribute the valentines, but not the candy inside.  That ruined Valentine's Day for them until I told them they now had a personal stockpile of M&M's that will last till Halloween (one per week).

    I have a kit to give away...........

    It's time to think about putting those Valentine's in the mail!  I know some of you are way ahead of me and the cards are sitting on your dining room table, stamped and ready for their trip to the post office.  But, if not here is a pretty possibility that may give you some ideas and inspiration.  This card used the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit on page 17 in the Occasions Catalog.  The kit includes pearl trim, satin ribbon, paper clips with pre-tied bows, sequins, wood hearts, enamel glitter dots and foil heart doilies.  And, I have a kit to give away ~ soon ~ because, obviously you will WANT to use it soon!  So, leave a comment about the card and/or your Valentine's and I will have Alan choose a winner for me on SATURDAY!  Just in time you say?  RIGHT!  

    Bloomin' Love Melissa Stout

    Download Bloomin Love Project Sheet pdf

    Download the directions above and enjoy making your Valentine's with a cup of hot cocoa and some good music on this cold and rainy evening.  Don't forget to comment ~ you may be the WINNER OF THE CUTE LOVE EMBELLISHMENT KIT!  Thanks for stopping by!  Susan Elise

    First Sight in gold.........

    First Sight gold Valentine

    I think this is such a pretty card and the stamp set is equally lovely.  The stamp set is FIRST SIGHT and you can find it on page 36 in the Occasions Catalog.  It would be great for February 14 but would also make a lovely wedding or anniversary card.  Very versatile.  It is a simple card to make but lovely in it's simplicity ~ I used a gold encore stamp pad and let it dry without embossing but you could use the VersaMark stamp pad and Gold Embossing powder to get a similar effect.  The products are below, let me know if you have any questions ~ email me!

    SAB & Occasions Open House Projects

    I thought you might like to see the projects that we made at my Sunday afternoon OPEN HOUSE this afternoon.  It was a small get-together and very relaxing.  I think everyone had a good time ~ hope so!

    Bear Hugs

    Bear Hugs Valentine, page 40, Occasions Catalog

    First Sight

    First Sight Valentine, page 36, Occasions Catalog

    Cyndi's Party Sky is the Limit

    Sky is the Limit, Sale-a-Bration Catalog, page 16.  This set is available only until February 15.  Stampin' Up! will replace it with another SAB product on the 16th!  My second OPEN HOUSE will be next Sunday afternoon, January 24th!  Let me know if you would like to join us ~ three different projects for you to work on.  Check your NEWSLETTER FROM THE CAT/ART STUDIO for details or EMAIL ME.