Thursday, May 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, Emily!

Mr. Brown delivered a box of Stampin' Up! goodies today - all sneak peek items from the new catalog.  I decided to make Emily a quick card, since it is her birthday today.  I used all the new In Colors.  There has been a lot of chatter among demonstrators about this new yellow color (Summer Starfruit.)  You will have to judge for yourself whether you like it or not when you see it in person.  I do like the other colors: Primrose Petals (rose color card stock strip), Gumball Green (green punched background label), Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple (ink colors used for two of the gifts.)

You will absolutely LOVE the new firm foam ink pads.  No more pounding the rubber stamp into the ink pad to get it inked up.  Just two taps on the new pad is enough to produce a clean stamped image.  Something you will have to try for yourself!

I am going to try and schedule my annual "Get the Scoop" event for early June.  Stay tuned for more information.  

You only have two weeks to order your retiring stamp sets and accessories.  Shop 24/7 on my website or Contact me to place your order for you.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bye Bye Butterfly

These are the thank you cards (with coordinating envelopes) I made for anyone who placed an order with me in April.  I used the butterfly punch, which is retiring from the Stampin' Up! catalog.  It will only be available through the end of the month, or while supplies last.

This card (and the one below) was made by Leighanna at our club meeting last night.  The pansy is also made using the butterfly punch.  I need more practice at this technique - Leighanna's flowers turned out so much better than mine!  The eyelet border punch, which was used on the bottom edge of the card will also be retiring at the end of May, as well as the Oval All stamp set used for the greeting on this card.  The little green leaves were made using the 5 petal flower punch, which is also retiring.

It is sad to see so many of my favorite stamp sets and accessories retiring .........but there will be a lot of great new products in the 2012-2013 catalog, available June 1.

Please view the list of retiring stamp sets and accessories HERE

All retiring stamp sets will be available through May 31.  Retiring accessories are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.....and many are already GONE!

Contact me now if you would like to place an order or if you would like more information about how you and your friends can make great cards like these!