Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fresh Cuts - Retired Stamp Set

I have made it to the weekend! I went back to work on Tuesday after six weeks leave and that had so many challenges way too many to tell here and then on Wednesday morning I dropped a very heavy and large drawer on my big toe. It is very bruised and throbbing but with a relaxing few days ahead hopefully I will be able to put some "normal" shoes back on soon.

This card is a case with a few colour and design changes from the very talented Marelle Taylor. I stamped the background in Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla cardstock, then to give it some colour I used a sponge dauber in Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery on top. To give further definition I used the flower stamp in Pacific Point which I stamped off once onto scrap paper.

Time is ticking away on the retired items and quite a few are no longer available. The Fresh Cuts stamp set is only $29.21 reduced from $38.95 and the matching Fresh Cut Notes (15 Whisper White Cards with the 5 petals cut out and Envelopes) normally $17.50 now $13.13 available until sold out.

Stamp Set: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Ink: Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point
Accessories: Pear Pizzaz 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon

Monday, August 15, 2011

Christ is Born - Another Retiree

One of my very favourite Christmas stamp sets , Christ is Born has unfortunately made it to the retirement list, so if you are like me and love this set you only have until the end of the month to purchase it for $35.95 (or until it sells out which could be sooner).

Today I have used the Chocolate Chip marker on the words "Christ is Born" as I did not have enough room for the verse at the bottom.

Stamp Set: Christ is Born, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch

Just a little update on the SOLD OUT items on the retirement list:
  • Sanded (wood-mount)
  • Full Calendar (wood-mount)
  • Garden Whimsy (wood-mount)
  • Choo Choo (wood-mount)
  • Rich Razzleberry 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Bashful Blue 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Marina Mist 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Night of Navy 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Chocolate Chip 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Crumb Cake 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Early Espresso 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Very Vanilla 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets
  • Metallic Eyelets
  • Pewter Jumbo Eyelets
  • Spiral Punch
  • Oval Punch
  • Photo Corners Punch
  • Star Punch
So don't leave placing your order to the last minutes as the unavailable list is getting longer every day.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tart and Tangy - Retired Stamp Set

Another one of my stamp sets is retiring at the end of the month, Tart and Tangy which make great cards for all occasions. Here, I made a card with a matching lolly pop and this stamp set is currently 25% off at only $16.46. I did team this with the flower stem from Sweetheart stamp set.

Stamp Sets: Tart and Tangy, Sweetheart
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Garden Green
Accessories: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hello Baby Girl

I had some wonderful news that a good friend and his partner welcomed a little girl into world last night. I was really excited to make this card as it did take me quite a while this afternoon to complete as I don't really have any stamp sets for little ones so I did a bit of blog surfing and was reminded about these lovely prams.

I am really happy with how it turned out even the little teddy popping out of the pram is will have to take a really hard look but I did use a new stamp set, Button Buddies which is from the 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalogue.

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Button Buddies
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Accessories: 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

All A Flutter - Retiring Stamp

Another day, another creation using a retiring stamp, this time the beautiful little butterfly, All A Flutter for only $12.95. I did get inspiration for this cute little card from someone but I saved it such a long time ago I can not remember who did design it.

To create the background, I stamped the En Francais background stamp in Basic Black on a square of Whisper White cardstock. I stamped it off once and only pressed down on the edges to get a white space in the middle. I then used lots of sponging with three shades of Pink, firstly Pretty in Pink then Regal Rose and finally Rich Razzleberry on the edges.

The butterfly was stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Basic Black ink and then coloured in with Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Markers all blended from the palest pink in the middle to the darkest on the edges.

Stamp Sets: All A Flutter, En Francais
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black

Don't miss out on purchasing this little cute stamp for only $12.95

Monday, August 8, 2011

Eastern Blooms - Retiring Stamp Set

Today, I would like to share with you the first of four cards that we made at Saturday's Stampin' Up! Class which featured retiring stamp sets. I used the lovely Eastern Blooms set which is currently 25% off at only $29.96. I think it has not seen ink for well over twelve months but I love this very bright and cheerful card.

Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms (Retiring)
Cardstock: Confetti White, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Poppy Parade Designer Series Paper (Hostess Retiring)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Red Circle Rhinestone Brads, Green Circle Rhinestone Brad, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (Retiring)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I am back...Kimberley Adventure Tour

Sorry I have not posted any creations in a long time but I only arrived back just over a week ago from a fantastic 3 week holiday to Broome and the Kimberley's in Western Australia.

Wow, wow, wow the landscape and scenery was beautiful as were the friends I have made on the tour. Congratulations to APT on the professional tour and guide and the famous wilderness lodges, very much "glamping" not camping.

I have now lived out one of my dreams seeing the Bungle Bungle Ranges from both the ground and air (it did take me four years after my Red Centre, Darwin and Kakadu trip).

Yes that is me in Cathedral Gorge, I am just so small compared to this rock formation.

My wonderfully friendly group of travelers enjoying a glass of wine watching the sunset.

Mitchell Falls

The World Famous, Beehives in the Bungle Bungle Ranges.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Retired List

What a lovely day it was the Adelaide Hills today and welcome to August and the last month of the current Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalogue and I am excited to let you all know that the Retired List was announced today which has some really great bargains some items up to 40% off.

Click here to download the retired list. These items are only available until sold out so if you would like to order please do so as soon as possible so you are not disappointed.

Don't forget that next month the new Idea Book and Catalogue is released and you might like to book a demonstration in your own home of the brand new In Colours and all those new stamp sets and accessories, please contact me to arrange a convenient time on 0409 197 292 or