February Sampler

February Tabletop

I really loved Dawn Olchefske’s sampler and thought it would be a great way to do my February tabletop display.  I began by choosing my paper patterns from the Fresh Print DSP from the Celebrate the Everyday catalog.  The overall size of my sampler is 6″ x 6″ with the squares starting at 1 3/4″ in Real Red and Coastal Cabana cardstock, then 1 1/2″ DSP.  The stamped images are 1 1/4″ Whisper White cardstock. I then went through my extensive stamp set collection (best part of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, right?) and started to fill in each square.  There is something here for everyone in my family, little remembrances that they should all love and appreciate!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Sets: Vivid Vases (Wood #133818), Crazy, Mixed-Up Love (Wood# 131068/Clear #131071), Sent with Love (retired), P.S. I Love You (retired)
  • Paper: Fresh Prints DSP Stack (#132996), Real Red (#102482), Coastal Cabana (#131297), Whisper White (#100730)
  • Ink: Early Espresso (#126974), Real Red (#126949), Coastal Cabana (#131175)
  • SU Tools: Bracket Label Punch (#132153), Postage Stamp Punch (#122344), Small Heart Punch (#177193), Large Heart Punch (#119883), Starburst Framelits (#132967), 1 1/4″ Circle Punch (#119861)
  • Finishing Touch: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)

So, another month is finished!  I hope you enjoyed my sampler today and, if you did, would you take a moment and leave me a comment?  I enjoy hearing from you and would love to know your ideas for my March display.  You will also be entered into my February Blog Candy Giveaway!  Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration is now in full swing and is a great time to save money while you are stocking up on all of your MUST-HAVE products.  Are you interested in getting 20% off on your Stampin’ Up! products – on top of the free products?  It is so easy to sign-up and I would love for you to join me in this wonderful hobby!  Please contact me if you are interested!  Don’t delay!  There is no better time to join than during Sale-A-Bration!

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie ♥

Polka Dot Pieces for Mojo Monday 330

Polka Dot Pieces

It is time to play with some challenges again and Polka Dot Pieces was just the stamp set to use for this super-cute sketch!  You can see the sketch at Mojo Monday and play along.  This card really pops with the great new DSP, Retro Fresh, in the Celebrate the Everyday catalog!  I love vivid colors and this paper has lots from which to choose.

I chose this stamp set after studying the sketch.  How do you choose what you are going to use?  This has been my biggest learning curve in stamping.  As a scrapbooker, you always start with your photos.  I have had to learn to use other elements to inspire me with stamping.  Sometimes it is the stamp set that I just have to use, and sometimes it is the paper that dictates which stamp set to use.  I have my ebbs and flows with inspiration and it always amazes me to see the beautiful projects from other stampers.  Do you have a preference or just jump in and see what you create?

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Sets:  Polka Dot Pieces (Wood #129705, Clear #129708), Itty Bitty Banners (Wood #132022, Clear #126257)
  • Papers: Retro Fresh DSP (#132993), Baked Brown Sugar (#131296), Coastal Cabana (#131297), Tangerine Tango (#111349), So Saffron (#105118), Whisper White (#100730)
  • Ink: So Saffron (#126957), Tangerine Tango (#126946)
  • SU Tools: Scallop Punches (#118874, #119854, #127811), Bitty Banners Framelits (#129267), Scallop Trim Border Punch (#118402), Chevron Embossing Folder (#127749)
  • Finishing Touch: Neutral Candy Dots (#130934), Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247) Large Pearl Basic Jewels (#125577), Baked Brown Sugar 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim (#130022), In Color Boutique Details (#130938), Subtle Designer Buttons (#130030)

So, does this make you want to play along with the Mojo Monday challenge at all?  I sure hope so!  If you like my card today, why not leave me a comment so you can be entered into my GIANT Blog Candy Giveaway??  You will not want to miss out!

Today marks the FIRST day of SALE-A-BRATION!!  I am so excited that we all have the opportunity to get FREE product with every $50 purchase!  This is GREAT time to stock up on those supplies that you are wanting or running low.  With this winter weather, there is no better way to stay out of the cold.  You don’t even have to go outside.  Want to get started?  No problem!  There is a bundle of products for every purpose to be creative.  Let me know if you want a catalog (no obligation!) to see what great product that Stampin’ Up! offers.  I hope to hear from you soon!  Till then,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie ♥