Friday, May 31, 2013

New Catalog = New Colours + New Stamps + New Accessories = :)

Today I'm sharing this little bookmark which features some of the new in colours in the new catalog released today.  Those being:  strawberry slush and coastal cabana. 

I'm also featuring two of the new stampsets as well:  Label love (the cutest ever baby sentiment...and wouldn't you know there is a coordinating punch even!) and Mosaic Madness (this time I didn't use the mosaic images but the  trim/edge images).

And for accessories I'm featuring:  the mosaic emboxxing folder (which I used on the base of the bookmark) and the very vintage designer buttons (*love these!)

I've posted a link below to the new catalog...enjoy perusing.  Ordering can go live at noon today!  See details about placing your order below:)

The **New Catalog is Here!!

The new catalog is here and starts TODAY at noon!!!

Here is a link to the pdf version of the catalog.

Or you can look at it online by clicking shop now at this link.

Here is the hostess code if you would like to place an order online between now and June 6th! 
And if you place an order online using this hostess code, your name will be included in draw on June 6th for a doorprize from the new catalog!!

Also, last call for anyone who wanted to come to my new catalog workshop on June 6th from 7-9pm.  Registration deadline is today, so be sure to contact me (so I can prepare enough supplies for the FREE make & takes).  There is no cost to attend this workshop!

*Sale - Grab Your Grettings - 25% off!!

With the new catalog launch TODAY, I am pleased to announce this special promotion which will be on through June 30th!!

Get 25% off of three of the most popular greeting stamp sets (Sassy Salutations, Sweet Essentials and Petite Pairs)!

Sale PriceRetail PriceDescriptionItem
$21.71$28.95Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set132070
$16.46$21.95Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707
$18.71$24.95Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set132085
$13.46$17.95Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set126457
$26.96$35.95Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set128706
$19.46$25.95Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set122497

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sneak Peek Labeled Love

Toda's card is a sneak peek of all kinds of new goodies coming in the new annual catalog which starts June 1!!  There is:
- the labeled love stampset AND coordinating punch!
- the Soho Subway designer series - distressed and gorgeous!
- the very vintage new designer buttons!

I seriously love them all!

I will be hosting a new catalog workshop on June 6th from 7 - 9pm.  RSVP by May 31 if you'd like to attend and you'll get a chance to make 2 make & takes for free with the goodies from the new catalog and SEE the new catalog live and in person!!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Old and New**

I quickly took a picture of today's card on my phone so it's not the best's always better when I take the photo in daylight too, but oh well!
This card is made with something old and somethings new!
The old...well not really old, but only available for a few more days is the collage curio stamps and soda pop top which is the focal point of this card (and comes from the spring catalog that ends May 31).
The new...the colours (a few of the new in colors hint hint), the dsp, the punch used and the embossing folder (hint, hint, hint)...all of these items will be in the new catalog which is live June 1st!
Also the sentiment 'the good life' comes from this month's paper pumpkin kit!  I wonder what next month's kit will be?!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Collage Curios - Petite Pocket with Bookmarks

I made this little petite pocket using a sheet of dsp from the Fan Fair Collection and then I embellished it with Collage Curios (which will no longer be available after the end of the spring catalog at the end of the month - I'm sad about that!).  I also used the 'good life' sentiment from this month's Paper Pumpkin kit!  I then made 2 coordinating bookmarks for inside the pocket also using Collage Curios and I added the Eiffel Tower image from Artistic Etchings which retires at the end of the month.  I have stamped the tower in island indigo ink (which thankfully has moved from being an 'in color' to part of the regals collection) and then clear embossed it.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ribbon & Accessory Doorprize

Just a little gift packaging I created for the doorprizes at yesterday's retirement workshop.  I had everything much more neatly in the cellophane bag before I tried to close it up, and I guess I overfilled because there was no way to keep it neat afterward...oh well, I'm sure the ladies will like the retiring ribbon, brads and buttons that they won!:)

I used mostly retiring colours on this project (Baja breeze, ridinghood red and bravo burgundy), but there's also a little bit of summer starfruit to tie it all together...and the stamped image is a sneek peek for you from the upcoming new catalog!  (Label love and hint hint it comes with a coordinating punch!!)  I stamped the image in bravo burgundy (as I said the other day, this was the first stamp pad I ever bought, and it is showing a fair bit of wear, but I knew I had to use it again before it retired!).

Make & Take 2 from Yesterday's Retirement Workshop

These 3x4 notecards are the 2nd make & take from yesterday's workshop.  We used the Morning Cup stamp set which is retiring along with the Comfort CafĂ© dsp which is also retiring.  The buttons (from the brights and neutrals collection) are also retiring.  I also coloured the kettle and the coffee pot in this projects with more mustard and Baja breeze markers as these 2 colours are among those that are also retiring.

To make these little 'to go' cup cards  you cut a piece of cardstock (I used crumbcake) to 8" x 3", then score it at 4".  Fold on the score line, then line your folded cardbase on your trimmer with the folded edge at the cut line and the open edge at 1/2" and trim a notch out (and repeat on the other side).  The belly band is 1" wide and the sipping lid is  1" wide as well with an extra 1/2" strip on top (bottoms rounded on the 1" strip).

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Retirement Workshop - Make & Take #1 - Petal Cone Die

This is one of the make&takes for the retirement workshop I'm hosting today.  It uses the petal cone
die which is sadly retiring....but the good news is, it is on for 40% off!!

The stamped images come from the Elements of Style and Kindness Matters stampsets which are also retiring May 31st.  I also used retiring colours on this project:  pretty in pink and Baja breeze.  The stitched pretty in pink ribbon used on this project is also retiring.
 Instead of candy treats in this project, this time I used decorative pencisl which I found at Michaels (Mary Engelbreit collection)...I just felt that they coordinated so well and were something a little different:)
There are lots of things you could do with this project.  It could be a perfect favour at a wedding or baby shower.  It could be adorable at a ladies night at church or would make a nice gift for the girls at the office...or how about a child's birthday party.  Change up the colours or the images and the possibilities are endless!

Artistic Etchings Bookmark

Artistic Etchings is my absolute favourite all-time Stampin Up stamp set, and, it is retiring!:(  It is the stampset with the Eiffel Tower image featured on my bookmark above.  I don't think I will ever part with this stampsets, it is so beautiful.
I also used the Established Elegance stamp set on this bookmark (also retiring as I said yesterday) and the En Francais background stamp (and the already retired from last year eyelet border unch:)
One other retiring item I used on this bookmark is this champagne shimmer paint...I mix it with alcohol in a spritzer bottle and spray at least half my projects to get a little shimmer, so I'm going to have to stock up because it's no longer going to be available.
I also used some retiring colours on this project - bravo burgundy and pretty in pink classic stamp pads.  Bravo burgundy was the first stamp pad I ever bought from Stampin Up, so it's a bit of a sentimental favourite on my part:)
Today is my retirement workshop, so if you want anything before it retires, be sure to contact me before supper time or you can place your order online (click my link under 'shop now' on the right sidebar of this site --> and use the following hostess code:  RJXHUMRM )

Friday, May 17, 2013

Can you believe Established Elegance is retiring??

I'm sorry, but that just seems wrong, but it is true.  This is one of my favourite sets and is where most of the images for this simple bookmark came from.  But this stampset will only be available until May 30th.

I couldn't resist making this simple bookmark so I'd have the images in front of me regularly.  Love, love, love that crown (so much I put a rhinestone jewel on it;)

I also finished this project (as I do many projects) using my spritzer tool.  It's retiring too!  What are people going to splatter with??!

Most of the ink colours used on this project are also retiring - namely pretty in pink an Baja breeze...and most of the cardstock etc. in these colours are already sold hurry and check if there is something you want in a colour that is retiring before it is gone!  (The stamp pads were still available last I checked!)

I am having a retirement workshop tomorrow, so if there is anything you want that is retiring, be sure to contact me by tomorrow morning, or you can go online using this hostess code:  RJXHUMRM

(To place an online order, you just click 'shop now on my sidebar' and then 'shop now' on the top right hand side of my Stampin Up website that opens)

Thursday, May 09, 2013

More Tea Shoppe

Today I have another card for you using the Tea Shoppe stampset that is retiring.  I paired it this time with the retiring dsp from the Fan Fair collection and the retiring Baja breeze seam binding ribbon.  Also, the doily and the right hand side of the background on the crumbcake cardstock are stamped with the Gossamer Lace stamp which is sadly also retiring.  I love that stamp and used it a lot as the perfect finishing touch on cards!

Be sure to contact me if I can help you place an order for any of your retiring favourites. Remember that retiring stamps and accessories are only available until May 31st, and accessories are only available while quantities last between now and then, so hurry if you don't want to miss out!   You click here to place an order online or contact me directly.  Please use hostess code:   RJXHUMRM 

 Also, for those of you in Saskatoon, I will be holding a Retirement workshop on May 18th at 1:30 pm.  Today is the deadline to RSVP me if you want to attend on the 18th.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Tea Shoppe - Retiring

In today's card I did a collage of images using the Tea Shoppe stampset which will also be retiring May 31st.  I love this stampset!  Today's card is super simple and just uses 3 colours of ink, sahara sand, early espresso and Baja breeze (which is sadly of my all time favourite SU colours!)  The heart was cutout with the hearts framelits out of Fan Fair dsp which is also retiring, and the blow is the stitched ribbon which is also retiring.

Breaking up is hard to do...or should I say, saying 'goodbye'.   Be sure to contact me if I can help you place an order for any of your retiring favourites.  You click here to place an order online or contact me directly.  Please use hostess code:   RJXHUMRM 

 Also, for those of you in Saskatoon, I will be holding a Retirement workshop on May 18th at 1:30 pm.  RSVP to me by May 9th if you'd like to attend!

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Retiring Stampsets - Keep Calm....

For the next little while I'm going to be featuring some projects using some of my favourite stamps and accessories that will be retiring May 31. 

Today, I'm starting with the 'Keep Calm" stamp set that was available for hostesses in the current year catalog.  You can still earn this set for free plus a few other free goodies if you host a workshop or place an order totalling $200 or more.  I just love this stamp set and am sad to see it go!  I've also paired it with a few other retiring items that I'm going to miss:  the summer smooches dsp and the vintage wallpaper embossing folder.
And I've also used the Ciao Baby stampset and coordinating punch.  This stampset is in the Spring Catalog which will also end of May 31.
Oh, goodbye's are hard.  Be sure to contact me if I can help you place an order for any of your retiring favourites.  You click here to place an order online or contact me directly.  Please use hostess code:   RJXHUMRM  

 Also, for those of you in Saskatoon, I will be holding a Retirement workshop on May 18th at 1:30 pm.  RSVP to me by May 9th if you'd like to attend!