Friday, July 25, 2008

More July Birthdays...and a couple sneak peaks..

I went to see my blog and was shocked that I never posted my earlier birthday cards for this month, especially since there are a couple I am really proud of!

The first card was made for my husbands Uncle, he always takes care of the family wiener roasts on the farm, and so I let that be my inspiration. I will really miss this stamp set, I wish I had given in and bought it a long time ago...but now it's retiring...{snif, snif} I am pretty sure this set will have a place in my private stash though!


Stamps:Happy Camper, Nature Trail wheel, weathered
Paper: always artichoke, not quite navy, very vanilla, close to cocoa, pumpkin pie
Ink:Same as CS & Basic black, Whisper white, summer sun, garden green, chocolate chip
Tools & Acc:silver elastic cord, Crystal Effects (on the lantern)

The next card was made for a 14 year old girl who, well, loves everything pink! I figured pink + flowers + glitter+ monkey = can't go wrong! Apparently I found a winning combination because she loved it =)


Stamps: Sock monkey, polka dot BG, Heard from the Heart
Paper: pirouette pink, pretty in pink CA & DSP, whisper white, going gray
Ink:Same as CS & Basic black, Whisper white
Tools & Acc: three for you punch, new scalloped edge punch, chunky essentials glitter in clear. 2-way glue

This last card is by far may favourite and that is in part because it was such a huge challenge. I mean, what do you make for a 16 year old boy??(that he will actually like...) Well fortunately for me he likes computers and tech stuff and my Pun Fun stamp set (with the little space ship) and my small star punch just arrived! The acetate window and the general colour scheme were inspired by someone on SCS, though I'm afraid I can't remember who. i decided to use my new space ship, and to make a tilt card (the space ship tips and turns when you tilt the card). The space ship seemed kind of forlorn on its own so I created a 'vapour trail' for it using one of the flourishes from the stitched exotics set. For the numbers I covered chip board numbers with encore silver ink and then embossed them with Iridescent Ice. It gives them a fun spacey feel!

Stamps:Pun fun, All Holidays, stitched exotics
Paper: Wild wasabi, pumpkin pie, whisper white, Jersey shore DSP, acetate
Ink:Same as CS & Basic black, brilliant blue, silver
Tools & Acc:Chip board # from lots of letters set, iridescent ice EP, star punch, 2-way glue, dazzling diamonds glitter

July Birthdays..

I think every family has a month or two of the year that is birthday crazy. In my house it's may, in my extended family it's July and with my friends it's September. I am uber behind on my Family cards this year because I have been so focused on making swaps etc. for convention. I have Finally finished cards 5 and 6 of 10-11needed! But I still have a little ways to go to be in the clear. It's crazy but, I love it and I simply could not imagine buying someone a card now! Here are my last couple: This first card was for my maman, she loves these bright primary colours and has fond memories of biking as a child so she loves bicycle images (I actually had to borrow the stamp from her to make the card!!)

Polka dot BG, Time for You, Party Hearty
Paper:Real red, Ballet blue, whisper white
Ink: Whisper white craft, versamark, ballet blue, summer sun, real red, basic black, garden green, creamy caramel.
Tools & Acc:Punches ( scallop circle, boho blossoms, ticket corner) black embossing powder, blender pen, 2-way glue, dazzling diamonds glitter, black gingham ribbon, red brads, silver elastic cord, button from new Button Bouquet!!

This next card is for my he's a little brother...and let's just say the monkey suits if you know what I mean! I love this little guy it's so much fun to 'dress him up' with all his little accessories, and who doesn't love a sock monkey!

Sock Monkey, All Holidays
Paper:Real red, Pacific Point, Basic Gray, whisper white
Ink: Whisper white craft ink, basic black, real red
Tools & Acc:Punch photo corner, su! ribbon originals ribbon, white signo gel pen.

I hope you enjoyed, and make sure to take some Stampin' time!

August Christmas Card Take-Out Class-Take Two!

Well I've gotten the vibe that a lot of you are not very fond of a pink Christmas card!! While others absolutely love it! Not being a big pink fan myself, the last card in my take-out class was a bit of a stretch for me, though I did fall in love with the little pink sparkly penguin! Any how, if you are one of those people who were turned off by the pink I have good news: I am offering a blue alternative version too. So when you place your order simply tell me if you want the pink or the blue penguin! The other fun thing I realized about this card is that because of the saying (From our house to yours) you could really personalize this card and put a penguin for each member of your family! You know: Dad gets the scarf, sister gets to be glittery, mom gets eyelashes, brother...gets a hockey stick? Have fun with it!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

August Christmas Card Take-Out Class

Here are the sample cards I promised you in my newsletter. If you register for the Take-Out Christmas Card Class you will receive the Stamp set Punch Pals ($43.85 with shipping) plus all the pre-cut paper, ribbons, embelishments and envelopes to make a total of 10 cards (2 of 5 designs). More information bellow the photos. I really enjoyed making these cards and I am sure you will too!

August's Take-Out Christmas Card Workshop
Summer can be such a crazy time, I know it can be challenging to get to a fixed class, so why not take it to go? I will be offering a Christmas Card workshop that you can bring home and do when the time suits you best.
The class features the adorable Christmas stamp set, Punch Pals, on page 34 of the Spring/summer 2008 caty. This is a fabulous and versatile holiday stamp set which is designed to coordinate well with many of our punches.

The Stamp set alone costs (including shipping) $43.98, if you 'enroll' for this class for $54 ($49 for VIP members) you will receive the following:

  • The Punch Pals stamp set
  • Coloured photos and instructions for 5 different cards featuring many of the new incolors!
  • The Supplies to create 2 of each card
  • 10 Whisper white envelopes
  • 10% off any items on the recomended supplies list
What if I already have the stamp set?
If you would still like to make the cards the supplies and instructions are available for $15 ($10 for VIP members)

Where can I see samples of the cards in the kit?
I will be posting images of the 5 cards included in the kit tuesday on my blog.

When do I need to have my order in for?
I will be placing an order for the kit materials on August 5th. If there is enough interest I may also place a later order.

What kind of additional supplies will I need?
Other than the stamping basics (scissors, adhessive, bone folder...) you will need a selection of inks, colouring tools, and a number of punches. For the inks I will offer recomendations for suitable alternative colours. For the punches, once you receive the reccomended supplies list simply identify the punches you do not have and I will pre-punch the necessary pieces for you. Also remember, you can order any necessary supplies at 10% off!

If you have any additional questions or would like to purchase this Take-Out Christmas card class please contact me.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sale on Select Retiring Accessories

Stampin`Up! has chosen a selection of retiring accessories to run a special on! The items bellow are available while supplies last at 25% off!

Item # Pg. # Description Regular Price 25% Off Price
167 Pocket Notes assortment $12.04 $9.03
110479 168 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
110699 168 East Coast Prep Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
109159 169 Flowers For You Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
110273 169 Spring Fling Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
110748 170 Notebook Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
109153 170 Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
110751 171 Azure Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
109164 171 River Rock Prints Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
109175 171 Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
109168 171 Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
109169 171 Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
110284 182 Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons $12.97 $9.73
110285 182 Urban West Rub-Ons $12.97 $9.73
110281 182 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons $12.97 $9.73
109185 190 Jersey Ribbon Originals $15.76 $11.82
109187 190 District Ribbon Originals $15.76 $11.82
109189 190 Beachfront Ribbon Originals $15.76 $11.82
110716 191 Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon $9.77 $7.32
109062 191 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon $11.11 $8.34

*Discounted price reflects the seven percent price adjustment effective during the Spring-Summer 2008 catalogue sales period

As with all retiring accessories these are sure to go fast so don't delay in sending me your order!

Retired Accessories are Announced

Stampin' up just released their Retiring Accessories list, take a peek bellow to see what we will be saying goodbye to. Remember these accessories are only available while supplies last...and they go fast! So, if there is anything you need e-mail me ASAP!

Item Number

Page #
Product Description

Accents & Elements Build A Flower


Accents & Elements Lucky Star

110719 177 Accents & Elements Messenger

Acrylic Graph & Grid


Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color


Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou

108643 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
108637 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
108640 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
108639 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
108641 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi
108644 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate
103975 166 Card Stock Brushed Copper
108694 163 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
107312 167 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
107292 167 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
109116 167 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
109118 167 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
109117 167 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*
110729 167 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
109119 167 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
109018 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou
109019 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
109017 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate
109016 163 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock
109015 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
109020 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi
109013 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
109012 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
109011 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
109010 163 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
109009 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
109014 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
110751 171 Designer Series Paper Azure*
110696 169 Designer Series Paper Bali Breeze
110749 169 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
109154 169 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
110699 168 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*
109160 170 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
109159 169 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*
110697 169 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
110479 168 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*
109151 170 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
110748 170 Designer Series Paper Notebook*
110750 171 Designer Series Paper Olive Press
109153 170 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*
109175 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*
109177 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
109173 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou
109174 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
109178 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
109169 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*
109168 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*
109171 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
109172 171 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard
109176 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
109170 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie
109164 171 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*
109167 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
109166 171 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
109165 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky
109163 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise
110698 168 Designer Series Paper Spring Break
110273 169 Designer Series Paper Spring Fling*
110271 170 Designer Series Paper Spring Silhouettes
110272 170 Designer Series Paper Western Sky
107299 167 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
105320 189 Eyelets Basic
100375 189 Eyelets Bold Brights
100381 189 Eyelets Earth Elements
107233 189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
107234 189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
105316 189 Eyelets Rich Regals
100378 189 Eyelets Soft Subtles
105515 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter
105531 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass
105532 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper
101120 183 Metallic Art Pencils
107307 179 On Board Accents
109181 178 On Board Blossoms & Basic
109179 178 On Board Ginormous Pieces
107306 179 On Board Simon Lower
102678 166 Mulberry Paper White
109227 181 Punch Box Three For You
102686 180 Punch Handheld Rectangle
100271 183 Pure Color Pencils
109060 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou
109063 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava
109061 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate
109062 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
109059 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky
109058 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi
109189 190 Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
109187 190 Ribbon Originals District*
109188 190 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
109185 190 Ribbon Originals Jersey*
109184 190 Ribbon Originals Sherbert
109186 190 Ribbon Originals Theater
110716 191 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
110281 182 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*
110284 182 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
110285 182 Rub-Ons Urban West*
110557 174 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
109610 174 Simply Scrappin' Confetti
110572 172 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
110567 173 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
109597 175 Simply Scrappin' Home Again
110562 174 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
109648 173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
109627 173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl
110587 175 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
110577 175 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
111184 15 Simply Sent Friendly Notes
109228 16 Simply Sent Simple Delights
109229 16 Simply Sent Three Thoughts
106662 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
107561 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
109681 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
109678 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
107482 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad
109680 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
109677 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe
106610 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
107467 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
109571 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
109570 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
109569 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
108423 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte
107468 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
108980 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
107464 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
111261 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
109554 193 Stampin' Color Index Labels
109553 193 Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)
106694 194 Stampin' Kids Markers


183 Zig Painty

*Items are 25% off and part of our discounted retiring accessories promotion.

-Updated Aug. 6th, items in Red are no longer available

I will attempt to update this list as products become unavailable but, I can`t promise it will be completely up to date when you look. Please contact me to find out if the items you need are still available.