Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A fond farewell to some retiring sets

Hi everyone. I can't believe the wait is finally over. Tomorrow 1st April brings us a new Stampin' Up! year and a new catalogue. Although I am very said that some of my favourite sets are retiring, my wish list from the new catalogue is continuing to grow. I am really looking forward to using the new in colours. I know pink pirouette is going to be a favourite.

I have a few cards to share with you this evening, all featuring retiring sets. First up a birthday card I made for my sister inlaw, I actually made the same card for my husband in different colours as I really liked it.

stamp sets: eat cake, circle fo friendship
card/ink: chocolate chip, whisper white, regal rose, barely banana,so saffron, certainly celery
accessories: regal rose ribbon, small oval punch,1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, brad from pretties kit, markers

This next card is actually made for a sketch sunday challenge, but I was too late getting my entry in.

stamp set: summer by the sea
card/ink: close to cocoa, chocolate chip, groovy guava, watercolour paper, soft sky, wild wasabi, designer series paper afternoon tea

The last card uses bud basics and designer series paper.

stamp set: bud basics
card/ink: chocolate chip, rose red, designer series paper close to cocoa, designer series paper rose red, whisper white
accessories: purely pomegranate ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look. Have a great evening.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Wild about you birthday

Hi again, just trying to catch up on my blogging. I have a few cards to show. I have several birthdays coming up for nephews and nieces over the next couple of months so trying to get them all done and not leave it to the last minute. I have used one of my favourite children's sets for this card wild about you. It is great for both boys and girls. I hope Josh likes it.

stamp set: wild about you
card/ink: chocolate chip, ballet blue, whisper white, pumpkin pie, old olive
accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day.

Mojo Monday week 79

Hi Ladies, I made this card for this weeks challenge last week but haven't had a chance to do any blogging over the last couple of weeks. I have the morning at home as my son is not well so took the opportunity to enter the challenge.

Stamp set: birthday best (retiring)
card/ink: blue bayou(retiring), whisper white, basic black, old olive, pumpkin pie, spring break designer series paper (retiring)
accessories: scallop edge punch, twill tape

Thanks for stopping by to have a look.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Kristina Werners Colour Challenge No 44

Hi All. Gosh I almost didn't check Kristina's colour challenge or the mojo monday challenge as I didn't think I would get a chance to make a card for either of them. I am soo pleased I did. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love pink, and I love chocolate chip, the two together is one of my favourite combinations so, of course I had to make a card for the challenge. Due to time I have made one card for the two challenges. I thought this was also a good opportunity to use a retiring set or two to give them a fond farewell. Hope you like it.

I really love the mojo monday sketches, and this weeks one ties in beautifully with Kirstinas colour challenge. I have stamped the image from summer by the sea on watercolour paper using black stazon. I have then coloured using the aqua painter.

stamp sets: summer by the sea, sweet shapes ( both retiring)
card/ink: chocolate chip, close to cocoa, pretty in pink, watercolor paper
berry bliss designer series paper(retiring)
accessories: matt pack, pretty in pink ribbon

Thanks for stopping by. Leave me a comment, I love to read them. If you like this card and would like to learn how to make it or order any of the products I have used email or phone me. Remember that the stamps sets I have used are both retiring at the end of March.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Embrace your Life

I made these cards for a team training we did in February and wanted to show you how you can really change the look of a card just by adding some different elements.

I took a basic card, the image is stamped using markers directly onto the stamp, and added different elements to change the card.

On this first version of the card, I have stamped the image and used a few layers.

On this card I have stamped the always artichoke layer with the swirly jumbo wheel and used the scallop edge punch.

On this last version, I have added another layer behind the always artichoke of rose red, added some white ribbon, some glitter and brads. I was pleased with how the card ended up.

stamp set: embrace life
card/ink: rose red, always artichoke, whisper white, wild wasabi
accessories: markers, brads, ribbon, scallop edge punch, signo white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by.

Stampin' Up Retirement List

Hi Everybody. I am so sorry about not posting this earlier. I have been away, we needed to go to a funeral so I have been trying to play catchup this week.

It's now March. I can't believe how fast this year is going. Its an exciting month for Stampin'Up! The last month to purchase from our current catalogue. It also the time when Stampin' Up! announces all of the products they are retiring. This years list is the largest we have had and although I am really sad to see some set retiring, it means that we are making way for some great new products. The list of retiring products was announced on 1st March and already quite a few items are sold out, so if you have been thinking about purchasing a stamp set that is retiring you need to act quickly so you do not miss out. Click here to view the the list in alphabetical order and click here to view the list by catalogue page number.

Among the stamp sets retiring are some of my favourites bodacious bouquet, paisly background, floral background, I will be very sad to see them go.

Below is a list of items that have already sold out or are low in quality
1st March:
107565 Flip Flops Standard wheel GONE
107212 Mateys Map Jumbo Wheel GONE
109020 Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Ink Refill GONE
109015 Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Ink Refill GONE
109016 River Rock Classic Stampin' Ink Refill GONE
109017 Purely Pomegranate Classic Stampin' Ink Refill GONE
109019 Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Ink Refill GONE
100381 Earth Elements Eyelets GONE
100378 Soft Subtle Eyelets GONE
105320 Basic Eyelets GONE
108748 Best Friend Numbers GONE

2nd March:
103195 Gifts Galore Standard wheel GONE
107561 Garden Annuals Standard Wheel GONE
109610 Confetti Simply Scrappin' GONE
104279 Leaf Prints Standard Wheel GONE

3rd March:
110255 Bundle of Joy GONE
112402 Short Order Numbers GONE
109018 Blue Bayou Classic Stampin' Ink Refill GONE
108740 Bareback Low Quantity
108746 Best Friends Alphabet Lower Low Quantity

4th March:
111852 River Rock A4 card stock GONE
108720 Ahoy, Matey GONE
105316 Rich Regal Eyelets Low Quantity
101259 Black Hemp Twine Low Quantity
106662 Dasey Field Wheel Low Quantity
108638 In Color 12"x 12" card stock Low Quantity
109186 Theater Ribbon Originals Low Quantity
105445 Soft Subtle buttons Low Quantity
111850 Wild Wasabi A4 card stock Low Quantity
106610 Basics Outline Jumbo Wheel Low Quantity
103981 Earth Elements & Neutrals buttons Low Quantity
100900 Gift sacks Low Quantity
108763 By Land Low Quantity
104065 Fishy wheel Low Quantity
112253 Dad's Day Low Quantity
108849 It's Your Birthday Low Quantity
105531 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware Low Quantity
112391 Everything Baby Low Quantity
112310 Fabulous Flowers Low Quantity
107464 Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel Low Quantity
107465 Speckled Jumbo Wheel Low Quantity
107467 Birthday Jumbo Wheel Low Quantity
108923 Stipple Rose Low Quantity
112272 Classic Backgrounds Low Quantity
108929 Symbols of Solicitude Low Quantity
112316 Forever in My Heart Low Quantity
105446 Rich Regal Buttons Low Quantity

5th March:
108747 Best Friends Alphabet Upper GONE
111851 Soft Sky A4 card stock GONE
112229 ABC Images Low Quantity
108857 Linen Low Quantity
108998 Beautiful Life Low Quantity
110248 Polka Dots & Petals Low Quantity
108765 Cheery Chat Low Quantity

As you can see the retiring items are going really quickly. Email me to make your order so you do not miss out.

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