Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sneak Peek



My preorder has arrived, full of stamp sets from the new catalogue. I couldn't resist this set, it is so pretty and great for watercolouring. And I love this DSP, its on the retired list and such a bargain at less than $9.

Stamp set: Bloom Away

Cardstock: Real red, old olive, tempting turquoise and whisper white

DSP: Petals and Paisleys

Ink: black stazon

Accessories: watercolour pencils and real red ribbon

Inkers Card Swap


Every two months the Demonstrators in Albany and surrounding region get together. We learn new techniques and talk stamping stuff. We also do a card swap with a particular theme. This month it was to make a male card using a set included in the new Catalogue. This is my swap sample.
Stamp set: Seaside (thanks Fiona for the loan!)
Cardstock: Old olive, basic black, natural ivory and more mustard.
Ink: Old olive and black stazon
Accessories: old olive 5/8" ribbon
If you want to see all the other Demos cards you will have to come to the launch next week!

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Catalogue!!

That's right, the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue has arrived at my place!! It is ,of course, gorgeous with lots of new stamps sets and accessories. I've looked through it a couple of times already and my wish list is over $900!! That does include $250 worth of markers and a new cutter coz I've worn mine out. I cant tell you much, you will have to come to the launch to see it for yourself. Dont forget: 3rd April, 7.30pm and I will be giving away prizes from the new catalogue!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Catalogue Launch

To celebrate the launch of the new 2009-10 Stampin' Up! Ideas Book and Catalogue, I will be having a small get together at my place. With door and spot prizes of new and retired products, as well the new incolour cardstock and several new stamp sets on display, it should be a fun evening. So join me for a cuppa and cake as we check out all the new stuff. As another bonus, for that night only, you will be able to purchase the Catalogue for only $10 (saving $2.95) or book a party and get it free!! Call or email me by 30th March to attend.

Joy Fold Card

I really like the way this card turned out. It is called a Joy fold card and the details for how to create it is on the Splitcoaststampers website in the resource section. It is actually quite easily done using two pieces of cardstock. I used Taken with Teal, Rose red and whisper white CS and Bali Breeze DSP from the summer cat. The stamp set is called Winged Things, unfortunately it is no longer available, but you could use any stamp set you want.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Retired List

Each year Stampin' Up! puts out a new catalaogue full of new stamp sets, papers, ribbons and all other good things. In preparation for this, a retired list of all the stuff that is NOT in the new catalogue is issued. This is the last chance to buy a whole heap of items including your favourite incolour card and inks, stamp sets you have been delaying buying, and all those beautiful designer papers. Many of the items have also been reduced in price. So head over to the http://www.stampinup.com/ and take a look at the list and give me a call ASAP. These items are only available until 31 March or when stock runs out.