28 August, 2012

Sneak Peek ~ Betsy's Blossoms

I had to work on Saturday so missed out on our Team Training. However, I did manage to make a few swaps and I received some lovely ones in return, which I will show you a bit later on. This was my swap (cased from Angela Blomquist), using a new stamp set Betsy's Blossoms, new in-colours and designer paper which will be available on 1 September

Stamp Set: Betsy's Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock: Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Vellum Card
Designer Paper: Floral District
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot

I still have room at my Catalogue Launch party on Saturday if you want to come along.  It's a free event, lots of fun and you'll make a card using new products. Full details are on the left. Hope to see you then!

26 August, 2012

Bringing Baby

Another beautiful baby girl entered the world on 17 August. Welcome Sophia Jayne Tarrant! Sophia was born to parents Leisa and John and is a lovely addition to their family. Wishing you lots of happy times and special memories. Here's the card I made:

Stamp Set: Bringing Baby (retiring), Friendly Phrases
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette Textured (retiring), Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Designer Paper: Pink Pirouette Designer Series Pack
Ink: Black Staz On, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Linen Thread
Tools: Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit

How is your Sunday going?  Mine is going too fast and I am still in my running gear from earlier this morning. I guess I should get off this computer before my day is whittled away completely.  Enjoy what's left of your weekend!!

22 August, 2012

Pocket Silhouettes

Pocket Silhouettes is one of my favourite stamp sets for making quick and easy cards. It's retiring and is very reasonably priced at $40.95 (+ 5% shipping) for 6 stamps. It's definitely a set that I would recommend you buy before it's gone! The images are so sweet and they look great stamped alone or embellished. For today's card, I used markers to add colour directly onto the stamp before stamping and then added punched flowers from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  

FYI: Not all Stampin' Write Markers will be available to purchase individually in the new catalogue.  Instead they will be sold in their colour collections. If there are individual colours that you can't live without, I would order them now!!

Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes (retiring)
Card Stock: Peach Parfait (retiring), So Saffron, Rose Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait (retiring) Stampin' Markers
Accessories: Linen Thread, Basic Pearls
Tools: Sponge, Itty Bitty Punch Pack

I almost forgot to mention that I cased this card from Jill Franchett - a demonstrator from the States. Pop along to her site and see her fabulous creations.  

All going well, I should have something else for you to look at over the weekend. 

Enjoy the rest of your week!

20 August, 2012

Creativity is...

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. ART is knowing which ones to keep." 

I like this quote and thought it was quite relevant to the card I'm showing you today. I really shouldn't have kept this one, but time was in short supply when I made it and hopefully the recipient is not as hard a critic as I am. 

Happy birthday Jo - Wishing you blue skies, green lights and a wonderful birthday celebrating with friends and family ♥ 

Stamp set: Upsy Daisy (retiring)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Blushing Bride (retiring), Pear Pizzazz (retiring), Peach Parfait (retiring), Island Indigo
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder
Tools: Heat Tool

Don't forget to take a look at what is retiring if you haven't already. If there is something that you can't live without, best you order it today!  Upsy Daisy which is one of my all time favourites and is retiring, won't be available after the 31 August. This will be one set that I'll be hanging onto. 

Have  great week everyone!

07 August, 2012

Clean and Simple Elizabeth Card

This is a very simple card that I've cased from UK demonstrator Crafting Clare. I love the fact that it only took me 5 minutes to make. It's the card I've popped into my customers orders for this month. 

Stamp set: Elizabeth 
Card Stock: Whisper White, Regal Rose
Designer Paper: Brights Patterns Pack
Ink: Soft Suede, Regal Rose
Accessories: Diamante
Tools: Itty Bitty Four Petal punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack

Have a FANTASTIC week!

02 August, 2012

2012 Retiring Lists Going, Going, Gone!

The Stampin' Up! 2011/12 Idea Book and Catalogue is about to retire and make way for new and exciting products.  There are some great bargains to be had, but they are only available while stocks last. 

If there is something on your wish list that you can't live without, it's best to order it sooner rather than later so you don't miss out!  The lists will be updated daily Monday through Friday at 8:00 am (AEST). 

Click HERE to download the latest PDF retired Stamps list. 

Click HERE to download the latest PDF for the retired Accessories list. 

Email me HERE to place your order!