Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Retiring Lists Available Today

Stampin Up released it's retiring stamps and retiring accessories lists today.  You can click here to see them online on my SU website.  Products are only available while quantities last, and there are some great deals (discounts of 40-60% on some of the digital products and accessories)!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Smash Book - THIS & THAT - Epic Day!!

Smash books are all the rage these days and that is why SU has introduced 'This & That' which will be a new line in the new catalog coming out in June, and they've given us a sneak peek with a preview of the EPIC day suite through the end of April with a discount only available until April 30th if you get the bundle.
I decided to make my first journal be about all the things I'm learning...and a little of 'this & that'.  Above is my cover, which I'm not sure I'm finished;)  The dsp from the bundle is so vintage, I love it.  I know you can't completely tell from the instagram photo above but the pool party piece I used above has all sorts of words that mean something to me an I popped a few of those that mean a lot up on my cover:)

This is page one of my journal.  Entry 1 is all about 'Don't try so hard'...these are actually the lyrics to a brand new Amy Grant song that have so hit my heart, so I wrote them out on this page along with an instagram photo I took driving in the snow a few days ago....nothing about this page is perfect, and that's just what it should be...not perfect..gotta learn not to try so hard..."God gives you grace & you can't earn; don't think that you're not worth it..." 

I thinks creating this journal will be a good journey:)

Photopolymer Stamps...not the same as acrylic!

I have been hesitant to look at the new completely clear photopolymer stamps that SU has introduced 2 sets in.  Over the years I have tried different kinds of acrylic and other clear stamps and have not liked the quality (or lack there of) of the image.  That's why photopolymer, I've learned is different and that is why SU did not even try to introduce anything like this had to pass their quality specifications.  So maybe I need to take a closer look.  How about you?  Click 'shop now' on my right sidebar to see what SU if offering in new photopolymer stamps:)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Paper Pumpkin April! SERIOUSLY!!

So this month's Paper Pumpkin arrived last night and it was a complete surprise.  I had not seen or heard what this month's kit was and it was SERIOUSLY, a surprise!!  Loved that!  And I love that one of the stamps in this month's kit was this great 'seriously' image!!  Below is the card that the kit is designed to make:
 And below are the other cards I made with it!  You know, it is so much fun to colour outside of the lines, isn't it?!;)
The card above, was my second attempt with this month's kit.  I loved the pattern on the card base, so I wanted it to show more!  And aren't the buttons darling?!  (They are in the current spring catalog if you want some to play with but haven't signed up for Paper Pumpkin:)
 For the card above, I had an extra dress framelit cut out in vanilla sitting on my workspace and that's where this idea came from.
 For the card above here, I decided to get out my dress framelits and cut out the dress form in the patterned paper included in the kit.  This card was inspired by the current 'all dolled up' kit Stampin Up is offering.  You can see here for details.
 I had extra patterned paper and stickers, so I made a fifth card even out of a very vanilla base (just using a half sheet of my stash of cardstock).

And below, you can see all 5 cards I've made with this month's kit...which was SERIOUSLY fun!  I love getting these...takes lots of the work out of cutting and measuring for me and I can just create & play!!
If you haven't signed up yet for Paper Pumpkin and you would like to, just click here and sign up (and please specify me as your demonstrator:))...a surprise kit will arrive for you each month (starter kit will be the same as the kit I showed you last month and will include a FREE gift of an acrylic block!)

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Colour REFRESH! ...and free shipping April 6-8th!

With the new catalog that comes out May 31, 2013 there will be a colour refresh to SU's four colour families.  The colours added to the colour families (many of which are former in colors) are pictured in the banner above.  The table above shows what the new colour colour families will look like and which colours are sadly being discontinued.  As a result, if you love any of the colours that are being discontinued (like I love ridinghood red, more mustard, Baja breeze and not quite navy), you'll need to order your cardstock/ink pad(s)/reinkers/markers etc before May 31st.  (And see below for free shipping coming up this weekend!!)

Here's a video explaining the new colour families after the colour refresh:

And now for the details about FREE SHIPPING which will be available on ALL orders from April 6th - 8th (3 days ONLY!) on ALL orders whether they be online or workshop.  So if there is some cardstock or something you want of the retiring colours, you can place your order without having to pay for shipping between April 6th & 8th  OR if you've been wanting to try the new THIS & THAT product line you can get it with free shipping during this period (I just got mine excited!!)  OR if you've been wanting the Sent With Love bundle, you can get it with free shipping OR anything else your heart desires.  Click here to place an online order (and click shop now once you reach the link)  or contact me by April 6th!!

More details about THIS & THAT and Sent with Love can be found on my SU website.  Just click here.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Sent with Love

Today, I'm posting 4 quick cards I made with the Sent with Love bundle!  I created these in a snap using the quilting technique I previously showed with some valentine cards (and the more amore suite).  I absolutely adore the Sent with Love bundle of products and, as you can see, I can't resist decorating my envelopes too to coordinate with the cards:)

If you haven't ordered your Sent with Love bundle (or just the dsp paper or the stampset if you didn't want all of the coordinating products), then click on my right sidebar on 'shop now' to order yours today or contact me directly to help you place your order.  Sent with Love is only available until April 30th!