Monday, June 30, 2014

Fringe Scissors Technique Class

The Fringe Scissors are an awesome tool that was introduced in the Occasions Catalogue. The Catalogue finishes TODAY!!! (how did that happen? Where has the first half of the year gone?)Thankfully the scissors are going to be available in our new Annual Catalogue (released TOMORROW!!!), but lots of other products aren't. Hop over to my Online Store or email me if you need anything from the Occasions Catalogue or current Annual Catalogue.
Here are the projects that we made in my recent Fringe Scissors Class:

Feathers...super quick and easy!

Button Flower...flat enough to sit on a card.
And here's my favourite... pom-poms! Perfect to decorate a box or 3D project:

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Friday, June 27, 2014

End of month Run-Down

It's almost the end of June, which means that our new Catalogue is only days away. There's a lot going on (including bargains galore!), so I thought I'd give you a run-down.
Here it all is:

Lots of Christmassy goodies from our last Holiday Catalogue have been added to the Clearance Rack. There are embellishments, dies, albums, and lots, lots more...all at bargain prices, and available only while stocks last.
See them HERE in my store.

Don't forget that we also have great new weekly deals announced every Wednesday on current stock. See this week's deals HERE....3 bargain inkpads, plus a punch, ribbon and glimmer paper. Sweet!
These deals are available until 1 July.

30 June is the last day to order retiring items from our Annual Catalogue. Lots of items have sold out already, but there are still some bargains to be had.
Download the Retiring Stamps List HERE
Download the Retiring Accessories List HERE
You can also view and order the Retiring Items in my Store, or order by emailing me.

June 30 is the last day to take advantage of our "Sign and Save" Promotion. Join Stampin' Up! for only $85. For that, you can choose $90 worth of products (of your choice), you will get free shipping, PLUS you will get 4 current catalogues and 8 new catalogues! The regular Starter Kit of $169 ($235 worth of products) is also available, so just choose the one that suits you better.
Just click on "Join Now" to place your Starter Kit order.

And one last thing....don't forget that the Occasions Catalogue ends on the 30th June. Some items are carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue but many are not, so make sure you order your favourites by June 30. See all the Occasions Catalogue goodies in my store HERE

Phew! There sure is a lot going on, so please contact me if you need any info or would like to order any items.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Birthday Basics Stamp-a-Stack

I find inspiration in lots of places. In this case I found it in a gorgeous card that I received from the lovely Clare in Demo Support. Her version was notecard size, but apart from up-sizing it, I made very few changes.
I've loved the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper. I make more birthday cards than any other, so I've used it A LOT. The colours are nice and bright, without being TOO "in your face"....and it's only $13.27 on the Retirement List (until the end of this month, or until it sells out).
While you're picking up a few packs of that, grab "Perfectly Penned"....that's the stamp set I used here, and one that I'm really going to miss. The clear mount set is sold out, but the wood mount is still available.
Lots of punches used here too!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gently Falling Stamp-a-Stack

I like to showcase retiring stamp sets and colours in my June's always nice to have one last play before they are gone forever. Here I've used the "Gently Falling" stamp set for a set of Stamp-a-Stack Cards. I usually use Autumn tones with this stamp set, but I decided to try something a bit different this time - the colour combination is Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz and retiring In Color Midnight Muse. This is a  2-step stamp set, so each image has an outline and a corresponding 'fill-in' image. I didn't 2-step my images for these cards. Instead, I stamped a random background pattern, using the 2 lighter colours for the fill-in, and Midnight Muse for the outline.
My Whisper White pieces are 14.3 x 9cm. After I stamped my background, I tore/cut the piece at about the 2/3 mark. It's a simple (and cheap!) way to add some interest. The sentiments are just placed along the tear line.
I think I'll be re-creating this design in lots of other colours with other stamp sets!

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Farewell Field Flowers - Card 3

Here's the final Field Flowers card in the set of three. I've been crafting with stamps for years now (17 crazy is that??) and it still never ceases to amaze me how different one stamp can look. This card is pretty far removed from the 'fine china' look of the last card...I've gone for striking and dramatic here.
To get this look, I've stamped in Whisper White craft ink on Basic Black cardstock. Once the ink has dried (you can speed up the process with a heat tool), colour over the image with regular coloured pencils or watercolour pencils. The image really 'pops' on the black background.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Farewell Field Flowers - Card 2

This was my favourite Field Flowers card (in blue, wouldn't you know it?). This is Marina Mist and Very reminds me of fine china.
It's just a simple layout on a large square card, but sometimes I think simple is the best.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Farewell Field Flowers - Card 1

I've been busy getting ready for my new Catalogue Launch Party next Sunday. It's a pretty good life when "busy" equates to playing with new stuff :)
But...I'm not going to show you my new creations just yet. Instead, here's another card from the vault, that I thought I had better show you before everything on it retires! This was another card I had published in Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine a while back. I had to use the "Field Flowers" stamp set 3 ways for a Stampers Challenge. For this card, I attempted to put a more masculine spin on it, using autumnal tones.
"Field Flowers" is on the Retirement List...if it hasn't sold out already!
To create the background effect, I 'swiped' my inkpads across a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock until I was happy with the effect. I used Cajun Craze and Early Espresso ink. It's a very quick and easy way to DIY patterned paper.
I'll be back soon to show you the other 2 cards I submitted.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Retirement List - Sold Out Items Update

Lots of items on the Retirement List have now sold out. Here are the sold out items:

  • Blast Off (Clear)
  • Delightful Dozen (Clear)
  • En Fran├žais (Wood)
  • Fabulous Florets (Wood)
  • Fine Feathers (Clear)
  • Fine Feathers (Wood)
  • Five-Way Flower (Wood)
  • Perfectly Penned (Clear)
  • Simply Stars (Clear)
  • Zoo Review (Clear)
  • Basic 3/8″ Glimmer Brads
  • Melon Mambo Embossing Powder
  • Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter
  • Card Stock A4 Gumball Green
  • Cardstock A4 Midnight Muse
  • Card Stock A4 In Color 2012-2014
  • Card Stock A4 Classic Stampin’ Pads In Color Kit 2012-2014
  • Primrose Petals  Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • Raspberry Ripple  Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • Basic Black Standard Stampin’ Around Cartridge
  • Baby Tees Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel
  • Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die
  • Lattice Bigz Die
  • Little Leaves Sizzlits Die
  • Small Heart Punch
  • Full Heart Punch
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
  • 3/16" Corner Punch
The best way to make sure you don't miss out is to place your order in my Online Store. All orders over $50 will be automatically added to my mailing list to receive a FREE copy of the New Catalogue (mail outs begin mid-June). If you prefer to email me your order, that's perfectly fine too.

I think the easiest way to view what's retiring is in the Online Store (make sure you check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack while you're there!)

You can also view the Retiring Accessories List HERE

And the Retiring Stamps List HERE

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