Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Tonight is the Night we say Goodbye

Tonight is the last chance you have to order from the 2008/2009 Catalogue and the Summer mini catalogue. Here is a gift voucher holder I made. It is kind of symbolic of this transition. I have used the retiring Natural Beauty stamp set along with the new In colours from the new catalogue. I have also used the chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon that will be returning due to popular demand. You can't see it very well in the photo but I have also used the En Francais background stamp.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Good Bye "For Father" and "In the Stars" (sniff)

I can't believe that these two sets didn't make it to the new catalogue. I will definitely be keeping them in my retired stamps draw because I love them. Here is a card I made the other day for my Brothers birthday. I first saw the technique faux woodgrain here http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stamping_thoughts/2008/09/faux-wood-grain.html. I did mine differently though because I scored my lines using my paper trimmer with the scoring blade attachment and I sponged my colours onto the more mustard cardstock instead of dragging the ink pad on the cardstock. What ever way you do it the result is very cool.
Colours used were Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Very Vanilla (retired), Black Stazon and Basic Black. I used my Aqua painter and water colour crayons on water colour paper for the tool box. The accessories are stampin sponges, earth element brads, the large star punch, snail adhesive and dimensionals.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

More Cards with Retiring Stamps

Here are a couple of cards using stamp sets that are retiring. The stamp sets are By Land and Canvas background stamp. One of the cards is also using the retiring In Colour Blue Bayou.
There is only 9 more days to order from the Retire List and the Summer Mini. It is sad to see so many favourites retiring.

Friday, 20 March 2009

So Very Tired

I am really tired and need to go to bed but I thought I would put something on here for you all to look at. It is a card using the Embrace Life stamp set.

Now don't fall off your chair. Yes I have used two Bold Brights colours, shocking I know. The colours are pixie pink, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White and Basic Grey.

Updated Retired List

These items are now sold out as at the 20th of March 2009!

Item Number - Product Description - Availability

107565 - Flip Flops - Unavailable
109020 - Wild Wasabi Classic Ink Refill - Unavailable
109015 - Soft Sky Classic Stamin' Ink Refill - Unavailable
109016 - River Rock Classic Stampin' Ink Refill - Unavailable
109017 - Purely Pomegranite Classic Stampin' Ink Refill - Unavailable
100381 - Earth Elements Eyelets - Unavailable
100378 - Soft Subtle Eyelets - Unavailable
109019 - Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Ink Refill - Unavailable
108748 - Best Friend Numbers - Unavailable
107212 - Mateys Map - Unavailable
105320 - Basic Eyelets - Unavailable
103195 - Gifts Galore - Unavailable
107561 - Garden Annuals - Unavailable
109610 - Confetti Simply Scrappin' - Unavailable
104279 - Leaf Prints - Unavailable
110255 - Bundle of Joy - Unavailable
112402 - Short Order Numbers - Unavailable
109018 - Blue Bayou Classic Stampin' Ink Refill - Unavailable
111852 - River Rock A4 card stock - Unavailable
108720 - Ahoy, Matey - Unavailable
108747 - Best Friends Alphabet Upper - Unavailable
111851 -Soft Sky A4 card stock - Unavailable
101259 - Black Hemp Twine - Unavailable
108740 - Bareback - Unavailable
106662 - Daisy Field - Unavailable
108638 - In Color 12"x 12" card stock - Unavailable
111850 - Wild Wasabi A4 card stock - Unavailable
108746 - Best Friends Alphabet Lower - Unavailable
NEW AS AT 12/3/2009
104065 - Fishy -Unavailable
106610 - Basics Outline - Unavailable
107482 - Lily Pad - Unavailable
105316 - Rich Regal Eyelets - Unavailable
111853 - Purely Pomegranate A4 Card Stock - Unavailable
103280 - Embossing Kit - Unavailable
109185 - Jersey Ribbon Originals - Unavailable
New As at 20/3/2009
108923 - Stipple Rose - Unavailable
104156 - Flitting By - Unavailable
109186 - Theater Ribbn Originals - Unavailable

The following items are running low in stock:
105445 - Soft Subtle buttons - Low Quantity
103981 - *Earth Elements & Neutrals buttons - Low Quantity
100900 - Gift sacks - Low Quantity
108763 - By Land - Low Quantity
112253 - *Dad's Day - Low Quantity
108849 - It's Your Birthday - Low Quantity
105531 - Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware - Low Quantity
112391 - Everything Baby - Low Quantity
112310 - Fabulous Flowers - Low Quantity
107464 - Rough Texture - Low Quantity
107465 - Speckled - Low Quantity
107467 - Birthday - Low Quantity
112272 - Classic Backgrounds - Low Quantity
108929 - Symbols of Solicitude - Low Quantity
112316 - Forever in My Heart - Low Quantity
105446 - Rich Regal Buttons - Low Quantity
112229 - ABC Images - Low Quantity
108857 - Linen - Low Quantity
108998 - Beautiful Life - Low Quantity
110248 - Polka Dots & Petals - Low Quantity
108765 - Cheery Chat - Low Quantity
NEW AS AT 9/3/2009
106523 - Five-In-One Card Cover Envelope Template - Low Quantity
110730 - *Pockets & Pieces Office Accents - Low Quantity
108722 - All I Have Seen - Low Quantity
108944 - Unfrogettable - Low Quantity
105515 - *Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware - Low Quantity
104829 - *Light Blue Gingham Ribbon - Low Quantity

NEW AS AT 12/3/2009
103978 - Earth Elements Buttons - Low Quantity
100900 - Gift sacksGift sacks - Low
NEW AS AT 16/3/2009
112300 - Elegant Notes - Low
112216 - *Keep Christmas - Low

108874 - Mostly Flowers - Low
104061 - Star Studded - Low
109170 - *Pumpkin Pie Prints Designer Series paper - Low
105532 - Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware - Low
111860 - Blue Bayou A4 card stock - Low
112666 - *Lifelong Notes Simply Sent - Low

Please if there is something on this list you want, order as soon as possible to avoid missing out.
You can email me on digitalfox1975@hotmail.com and please put RETIRED LIST ORDER in the subject line so I don't miss your order. Thanks.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

I Have the New Catalogue!

By some miracle my 5 boxes of pre-order catalogues arrived yesterday! How exciting. I can't wait till April 1st so I can order!

Monday, 16 March 2009

In Colour Peek #1 Pacific Point

Here is an easy card I made the other day for a friend of mine who needed a baby boy card. I have used one of the new In Colours that will be available in April, Pacific Point. I have to say I love it already. The card was inspired by a card by Marelle. You can see her card here.

Stamps - In the Stars, Short and Sweet, Big on Spring, Congrats (SAB Set).

Colours - Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Whisper White.

Accessories - Scallop Edge punch, Scallop Square punch, Paper Snips, Markers and snail adhesive

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Butterfly Card

Here is a card I made for my sister-in-law's 30th birthday. I have used a butterfly stamp (Stampin' Up! of course) that retired a long time ago that I borrowed from a friend of mine. I don't know the name of the set.

I embossed the image and sentiment with black EP. The butterfly is on SU watercolour paper and coloured using an aquapainter, ink, markers and sponges.

Colours - So Saffron, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Cameo Coral, Blush Bloosom, Whisper White

DSP - Le-Jardin and So Saffron prints DSP (retired)

Accessories - Heat tool, Black EP, Water colour paper, circle punches, taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, snail adhesive, Aquapainter, sponge daubers, sponges and markers

Sunday, 8 March 2009

I Love Eastern Blooms!

What can I say, I love Eastern Blooms! Here is another card using this set.

Stamp Set - Eastern Blooms

Punches - Three for You punch box, 1/4 inch Circle punch, Scallop Edge Punch

Colours - Apricot Appeal, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and Lavender Lace

Accessories - White Gel Pen, Elegant Eggplant 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon, two way glue pen and snail adhesive

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Some more Workshop Samples

Here are two 7 X 7 scrapbook pages that I did last year using products from the Summer Mini Catalogue. Most of the things from this catalogue are due to retire at the end of March (somethings may make it into the new catalogue but we wont know what till it is released). So if there is something you like you need to order it this month or you may miss out.
Colours - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Groovy Guava (in colour) and Soft Sky (in colour).
Stamps - Time for you, Friendly Flowers, Live Your Dream.
Designer Paper - Afternoon Tea DSP
Accessories - Blender pen, Basic Brown ink pad, snail adhesive, chocolate chip marker (for journaling)
Punches - Scallop Circle, Oval, Photo Corners, Scallop Edge and 1 3/8 Circle punches.
You are still able to get the in colour ink pads (reduced to $7.46) and some of the card stock but they won't last long (river rock and soft sky A4 packs are now sold out).

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Donation Amount for the Bushfire Appeal

Here is an anouncement that was on the Stampin' Up! website today,

"We're thrilled to report that to date, with the sales of the Bushfire Appeal stamp sets, we'll be able to donate $58,131.68 to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal."

Wow that is just fantastic. Thanks to all the people who have help make this happen by purchasing the bushfire appeal stamp sets.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Bold Boy Birthday!

I made this card today for a birthday party we were going to. I find it hard to do boy cards but this one came together very quickly. I was going for a fairly clean minimal look and I think it works but I am not really use to doing things like this. If I try it again I may do some sort of background stamp on the base card but then again that may not look right.I have used the By Land stamp set which sadly is retiring this month and the In the Stars stamp set that is in the Summer Mini (Love this set so versitile).

I have embossed the car image on basic grey card stock with versamark and black EP and embossed the happy birthday in white EP on Basic Black cardstock. The star has been stamped using Real Red (the colour is much brighter in real life) and then I punched it out using the large star punch. I have used dimensionals to pop up the car image and the star.

Don't forget to keeping checking the list of stuff that has sold out in my previous post because I will continue to update it as things sell out.