Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Exciting News from Our Storefront!

We've been oh so busy the last couple of days unpacking loads of new products for your stamping fun! We know you'll read about it in our newsletter each month, but I'd like to start telling you sooner when we bring in new products and get them up on our shelves and added to our webstore for your shopping adventure!

At the end of last week I loaded up a brand new line - Petaloo. If you have never seen Petaloo flowers you are in for a real treat! They are so beautiful. In addition to their natural looking flowers, we also carry their Color me Crazy line which you can color to match your project precisely and several of their Dazzler collection - just for fun.

We also added extensively to our Spellbinders Nestabilities and Shapeabilities collection - close to 30 new die sets I believe!!

Today I am unloading products from another vendor who is brand new to us - but since I am still unpacking the 2 huge boxes, I will save that announcement until it is up on the website where you can buy it. I promise it won't be long!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Dolce Stamps and Cards Design Team

We have been working on getting a Gallery and Blog so you can enjoy all the wonderful creations our new Design Team is working on to bring you. We have selected eight very talented Stampers. They will create brilliant cards and other paper projects to inspire you. We feel very privileged to have such talent working with us. Stay tune for some incredible talent you will be blown away.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

For this card I embossed my Bulldog with Stampendous Saphire PearLustre Embossing Powder and then embossed my Inkadinkado Diplomas with my Judikins Opaque White embossing powder before adding my Making Memories mini brads.

As you can see, it can be really fun and not hard to mix it up and create really very different cards from the same basic stamps and supplies. When I gave these 5 guys their cards on Sunday, they all stood around checking out each others "Dogs" and insisting thier own was the "best" (or current words to that effect).
Designer: Libithan
Once again I stamped my Bulldog in Memento Paris Dusk and embossed my Wordsworth Tall Congrats with Judikins Red embossing powder. This time I also embossed the Inkadinkado Diplomas back and forth directly onto the card, adding a Making Memories mini brad to the center of each bow.
Designer: Libithan
My second Bulldog was also stamped in Memento Paris Dusk, his cap is again, Stampendous Grad Cap, this time stamped with Adirondack Red Pepper and filled in using a water pen. I embossed Inkadinkado's Diploma #96515-K, cut it out and popped it up with 3D foam squares.
A Making Memories mini brad to hold on the tassel finished things off.
Designer: Libithan
I started this card by using my Stampendous Grad Cap Stamp on my Versamark pad to "watermark" my blue card. I then stamped my Bulldog in Memento Paris Dusk and cut him out, mounting him with 3D foam squares. My Wordsworth Tall Congrats is embossed with Judikins Opaque White Embossing Powder.
Designer: Libithan

Graduation Times are Here!

I recently found myself needing 5 graduation cards - all for Gonzaga U graduates who lived together, so I wanted them all different, but I wanted to use the same, great My Heart Stamps For You Bulldog Cling Stamp I found (Gonzaga U's mascot is a Bulldog). Here are the 5 variations I came up with, all using the school colors - blue, red and white.

On this card I stamped my Bulldog in Memento Paris Dusk. I also ebossed the Stampendous Grad Cap Stamp with Judikins Red Embossing Powder, cut it out and popped it up with 3D Foam Squares. I also embossed Wordsworth's Tall Congrats with Judikins Red. I finished off the corners with Red Making Memories mini brads.