Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stampin' Up!'s 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalog

The new 2010/2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog is available on July 1st which is just around the corner.  At this time, I cannot pre-sell them yet but I can get an idea of who wants one when they are available.

As I have in the past, I will be selling them for $5 each.  Customers who hosted a workshop from me in the past year will get theirs free.  Even if you are eligible for a free catalog, please send me an email to let me know that you would like a catalog.  I will let you know more details in June when I can begin taking orders for the catalog.  Thanks!

Going, Going... Some Already Gone.....

The response to Stampin' Up!'s announcement of the color renovation has led to a rush to order colors that will no longer be available after June 30th.  There has been such a demand that, although Stampin' Up! tried to anticipate the demand for these colors, they have already run out of Mellow Moss and Only Orange cardstock.  You can still order the ink pads and reinkers in these colors but all cardstock has been depleted.  I understand that you can still get them in the color family packages but I am not sure how long those will last either.  Supplies are dwindling so please let me know if you would like to place an order for any of the retiring colors.  We have also been advised that they will be substituting textured cardstock for smooth cardstock if all of the smooth cardstock is gone.

Little Bit of Magic from Stampin' Up!'s Summer Mini Catalog

Tuesday was Stella's downline meeting and this is the card that I took to swap.  I think the Little Bit of Magic stamp set from Stampin' Up!'s Summer mini catalog is just so cute!  What do you think?  I am having lots of fun using the new Color Renovation colors - I have even rearranged my craft room already so I know what colors are staying around and which are going. 

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Making Flowers using Stampin' Up!'s Scallop Punch...

I came across the inspiration for this card on Stampin' Connection and fell in love with the flower.  To make the flower, click here for a video from Dawn Griffith.  For my flower, I used Stampin' Up!'s Scallop Punch  and only used five pieces instead of eight.  Also, instead of just spritzing with water, I dipped them in a mixture of a little bit of water and 3-4 drops from a reinker.  I used Pretty in Pink cardstock and a Rose Red reinker for my flowers to give them a bit of depth. 

Stampin' Up!'s MOTORCYCLE stamp is perfect for Father's Day!!!

For another card at Barbara's workshop last weekend, I took my inspiration from Linda Creech's card on Stampin' Connection, but put a twist on her card by using the lattice embossing folder from Stampin' Up!'s Summer Mini Catalog on heavy duty aluminum foil.  The Motorcycle stamp from the mini catalog is perfect for the men in our lives and a great bargain as well!  This card could be used for any occasion where you need a masculine card.

Diorama Card Using Stampin' Up!'s "Under The Stars" Set...

This week, for my friend Barbara's workshop, I wanted to try a diorama card.  These woodland friends from Stampin' Up!'s Under the Stars stamp set are the perfect way to wish someone a Happy Birthday or even for Father's Day which is just around the corner.  It also reminds me that it is almost time for camping!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

What Little Boy Wouldn't Like This Birthday Card?

At a recent workshop, Shelly requested a birthday card for a young boy and what little boy would love these bright colors!  Thank goodness Tempting Turquoise is staying around but I am going to miss Green Galore - it is such a fun color.   I used the "Party Hearty" stamp set for the front of the card and "Crazy for Cupcakes" for the inside of the card.  What a surprise that little boy will get when he opens the card and sees this: