Saturday, August 21, 2010


Well, July and August are busy times for us. Amongst family birthdays we have many friends' birthdays as well. So, I thought I'd show you a few of the cards I have made for them.
My gorgeous nephew Gregory turned 2 earlier this month. In true 'boy' fashion, this card is blue. I'm really going to miss the small star punch when it retires at the end of the month... .

Card recipe
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy (retired)
Card Stock: Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Inks: Brilliant Blue
Punches: Star, Large Star
Other: Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Rock Star Card Elements Kit


These next cards are for two of Emily's friends - sisters Sophie (turning 5) and Sarah (turning 4). I have used a simple and effective layout and a few non SU! products (naughty me!)

Card Recipe
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy (retired), Beyond the Basics (retired), Non SU! Numbers
Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Orchid Opulence
Inks: Melon Mambo, Orchid Opulence
Other: Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Non SU! Purple Stripped Ribbon

I think everyone will like their cards. Don't you?


Friday, August 20, 2010

Floral Friday #1

OK, so I'm not a real florally person when it comes to stamps, so I'm setting myself a challenge to create a floral card each Friday. Here's my first effort. What do you think?

A very smart layout that I'm sure I'll be using more and more (thanks Alissa). The band of flowers is the large flower from the Easter Blooms set and I have used the 'Rock & Roll' technique. I love this technique. As you can see, it's really effective.

Card recipe

Stamps: Easter Blooms, Best Yet

Card Stock: Orchid Opulence, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White

Inks: Orchid Opulence, Pink Pirouette

Other: Stick Strip, Dimensionals



Sunday, August 15, 2010

2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue

Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I got the opportunity to get a copy of the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue before it's release on September 1st. Might I just say, it's wonderful!!! My wish list is over 3 A4 pages long...

Would you like a copy of your own to devour? Though you wont be able to order anything from it for a week or so, you'll have the perfect opportunity to write your own wish list, ready to order come September 1st. Just me know and I'll keep one aside for you. You can purchase one and pick it up from me for $10, I can post it to you for $15, or if you would like one for FREE, simply get some friends together and hold a workshop and see first hand some creations made from the new products.

Let me know, as I'm expecting my shipment of catalogues to arrive this week - can't hardly wait!


Last Chance List Ending Soon

The end of August will see the end of the Stampin' Up! 2009/2010 Ideal Book & Catalogue. Along with it, we'll see the end of many stamps and colours we have loved over the years. If you are wanting to order anything from the current catalogue, don't be shy, just let me know. Don't forget to check out the Last Chance List as some items have sold out and many are running low. There are some great savings too.

Let me know if I can assist you with any purchases either on this list or from the catalogue.



Sunday, August 1, 2010

Last Chance!

Well, hope your credit card bill has been paid, because you'll be wanting a clean slate once you see the long list of retiring products on this years "Last Chance List ". Why is it so long? It's not because nearly all the stamps are retiring, there are to reasons. One, with the colour renovation, existing card stock, inks, re-inkers, markers are going and coordinating ribbons and brads etc. too. Two, because the punches are listed also. This is because they are to be reconfigured to the new style.

With some of the products listed, being 25% and 50% off, stock will go really quickly so, grab a cuppa and have a peruse of the "Last Chance List" and don't be shy to contact me with your list of goodies you'd like to order...he he he. Products are on sale until the end of August, unless sold out before - so be quick!

As soon as I can (know how!) I'll put up links to the "Last Change List" and current Stampin' Up! catalogues. If you receive my monthly newsletter, you can check them out as the links are on there

Check back later...