Friday, March 27, 2009

Punches

I have lots of favourite stampin’ up! products but I’d have to say punches are top of the list at the moment.
So I was happy to see a few new punches in my demonstrator copy of the new 2009-10 catalogue… yep, there on my wish list!

Punches add a quick focal point to any card or scrapbook page.
I love that they are quick & easy to use and you are only limit by you imagination… speaking of which check out this link to see some very clever punched pictures!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Greetings Eight!


Here are three quick 'love notes' cards I made today using my new 2009-10 sneak peak stamp set 'Greetings Eight'.
I've used new In Colours : Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Retired list : Items already unavailable



updated list : Thurs 19th March

Page Item # Description Availability
Stamp Sets
125 112229 ABC Images Low
62 108720 Ahoy, Matey Unavailable
75 108722 All I Have Seen Low
86 108740 Bareback Unavailable
83 108998 Beautiful Life Low
124 108746 Best Friends Alphabet Lower Unavailable
124 108747 Best Friends Alphabet Upper Unavailable
124 108748 Best Friends Numbers Unavailable
58 110255 Bundle of Joy Unavailable
63 108763 By Land Low
115 108765 Cheery Chat Low
102 112272 Classic Backgrounds Low
33 12253 *Dad's Day Low
106 112300 Elegant Notes Low
58 112391 Everything Baby Low
79 112310 Fabulous Flowers Low
32 112316 Forever in My Heart Low
111 108849 It's Your Birthday Low
31 112216 *Keep Christmas Low
107 108857 Linen Low
77 108874 Mostly Flowers Low
47 110248 Polka Dots & Petals Low
124 112402 Short Order Numbers Unavailable
74 108923 Stipple Rose Unavailable
49 108929 Symbols of Solicitude Low
54 108944 Unfrogettable Low

Stampin' Around Wheels
78 106610 Basics Outline Unavailale
42 107467 Birthday Low
81 104156 Flitting By Unavailable
62 107212 Matey's Map Unavailable
104 107464 Rough Texture Low
91 107465 Speckled Low
54 106662 Daisy Field Unavailable
67 104065 Fishy Unavailable
53 107565 Flip Flops Unavailable
40 107561 Garden Annuals Unavailable
28 103195 Gifts Galore Unavailable
74 104279 Leaf Prints Unavailable
54 107482 Lily Pad Unavailable
154 104061 Star Studded Low

Accessories Brads, Buttons, Eyelets
145 105320 Basic eyelets Unavailable
147 103981 *Earth Elements & Neutrals buttons Low
147 103978 Earth Elements buttons Low
145 100381 Earth Elements eyelets Unavailable
147 105446 Rich Regals buttons Low
145 105316 Rich Regals eyelets Unavailable
147 105445 Soft Subtles buttons Low
145 100378 Soft Subtles I eyelets Unavailable

Designer Series Paper
136 109170 *Pumpkin Pie Prints Designer Series paper Low

Hodgepodge Hardware
144 105532 Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware Low
144 105531 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware Low
144 105515 *Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware Low

In Color
129 111860 Blue Bayou A4 card stock Low
129 109018 Blue Bayou Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable
129 109019 Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable
129 108638 In Color 12" x 12" card stock Unavailable
129 111853 Purely Pomegranate A4 card stock Unavailable
129 111852 River Rock A4 card stock
Unavailable
129 109016 River Rock Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable
129 111851 Soft Sky A4 card stock Unavailable
129 109015 Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable
129 111850 Wild Wasabi A4 card stock Unavailable
129 109020 Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable

Miscellaneous
148 103280 Embossing kit Unavailable
133 100900 Gift sacksGift sacks Low
132 106523 Five-in-One Card Cover Envelope Template Low
133 110730 *Pockets & Pieces Office Accents Low

Ribbon
147 101259 Black hemp twine Unavailable
147 109185 Jersey Ribbon Originals Unavailable
146 104829 *Light Blue gingham ribbon Low
147 109186 Theater Ribbon Originals Unavailable

Simply Scrappin'
138 109610 Confetti Simply Scrappin' Unavailable

Simply Sent
12 112666*Lifelong Notes Simply Sent Low

SNEAK PEAK... in colour


here's a sneak peak of 2 of the new in colours
Riding Hood Red and Tangerine Tango.
What do you think?
I have stamped the lion twice in Tangerine Tango (1 as the base & 1 for his face) I cut a Riding Hood Red main out and layered them with stampin’ dimensionals. Used a tiny bit of crystal effects to adhere some dazzlin diamonds glitter to his nose.
Used daubers on the edges of the white card stock.
Check back soon for a sneak peak of a new stamp set I have from the 2009-10 catalogue out 1st APRIL (one of the perks of being a demonstrator!)

Bookmark card


I made these bookmark cards for my daughters pre-school class to decorate using barely banana & confetti cream card stock.

I thought it would be lovely to have the bookmark as a small keepsake from the kids.


The 'love you' stamp is from the "Big on Spring" set in the Summer Mini catalogue (availbale until 31st March)


I used the scoring blade in my paper trimmer to perforate the bookmark part of the card, used the slit punch for the ribbon & a small glue dot on the back of the ribbon to hold it.
I hope the kids enjoy decorating these & can’t wait to see how they turn out :)
I'll post the finished product when I get it back...



Thursday, March 12, 2009

Price increase...

Just a heads up...
From the 1 April 2009, Stampin' Up! Classic ink pads will be priced at $11.95 (thats a $2 increase). So if there are any you're considering buying, it might be worth thinking about putting in an order before the end of this month.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Wild About You : Elephant


I inked part of the canvas background stamp with my lovely lilac classic ink pad, then ‘kissed’ the elephant stamp from Wild About You set onto the canvas stamp so the ink transferred to the elephant, stamped on whisper white & the result in a patterned elephant.

I cut out the ear from another stamped elephant, added the chunky glitter with the Tombow Multi Purpose glue, (both from Summer Mini catalogue, only available until 31st March ‘09) and used dimensionals to on the stick the ear.

Inked the flower with stampin’ markers, pixie pink & certainly celery and attended to the elephant image. Used a bit of certainly celery from the lid of the classic ink pad & the aqua painter to make a subtle line so the elephant looks like his standing on grass rather than floating.

Used the slit punch on opposite corners of the lovely lilac card to slide the corners of the white under, pierced through both pieces to attach the soft subtles buttons with linen thread & a needle.

Then I stamped the paisley background stamp in almost amethyst ink on almost amethyst card stock. Inked a chipboard number 4 in white craft ink & once dry used crystal effects to apply some more chunky glitter. (I love the chunky glitter – so sparkly!)
Punched out a lovely lilac circle & stuck the number 4 with Tombow glue, then used dimensionals to stick the circle on the card.

I hope my niece likes this card, I’m pleased with how it turned out.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mother-in-Laws Birthday Card


Here’s a quick card I made today to send to my MIL for her birthday next week.

Ingredients:
Rose Red Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock
Garden Whimsy Stamp Set , Wonderful Favourite Stamp Set
Rose Red Classic Ink Pad, Lovely Lilac Classic Ink Pad
Old Olive Classic Ink Pad, Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pad
Bravo Burgundy ¼ “ Grosgrain Ribbon
Sponge Daubers
Oval Punch
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Designer Series Paper: Rose Red (retiring)

Method:
I inked the bud part of the stamp with Rose Red first, then with my sponge dauber put a bit of Lovely Lilac it the base of the bud. I then inked the stem in Certainly Celery and swiped the edges of the stem in Old Olive.
TIP:
When you do this be sure to start with the lighted colour, then swipe into the darker colour as you don’t want the darker ink in your light ink pad.

I also used the sponge daubers to smudge a bit of Rose Red & Lovely Lilac around the white card stock before mounting it to Rose Red card stock, then onto Whisper White.
Stuck a piece of ribbon around the designer series paper with sticky strip (hiding the ends behind the back of the paper) before stick to the Whisper White card base with SNAIL.
Stamped the work ‘mother’ the punched it out with oval & added Rose Red Ink around the white oval with sponge dauber, then punched a same size Rose Red oval & stuck these two ovals together before adhering with Stampin’ dimensionals.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Let the cute begin!


We recently got news my SIL is expecting so I wanted to make her a card to accompany the gift subscription to 'Practical Parenting' magazine we had got them.


Here's what I used to make this:

Canvas background stamp (retiring)
Spring Fling Designer Series Paper (retiring)
Scallop Edge Punch (Summer Mini - available until 31st March 09)
Big on Spring stamp set (Summer Mini - available until 31st March 09)
Real Red cardstock
Barely Banana Cardstock
Barely Banana Classic Ink Pad
Staz on black ink
Barely Banana, Gable Green, Real Red ink with Blender Pens for colouring on watercolour paper


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Stampin' Up! 2008-09 Retired List

Stampin' Up! have announced their retired list. These things are only available while supplies last... so get in earlier or you'll miss out because these things won't be in the 2009-10 catalogue.

Look out for the astrix * which indicates the items are also discounted 25% off the regular price.

I've just gone through my catalogue with my marker a put a red "R" at the side of the items on there way out. I was sad to see many of my favourite things won't be around in the new catalogue - but my disappointed was soon subsided with the thoughts of lots of new exciting products being released soon!

Check out the Retired List by page number order here or by alphabetical order here.



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