Monday, April 29, 2013


For the next several days, my posting will be a little inconsistent, as I am on holidays and taking a good break from business related stuff!  But I don't want to leave you high and dry, especially with all the excitement over the retiring products and the new catalogue coming out.  I definitely feel at a disadvantage over that.  I've ordered my Sneak Peek products, but will be away when they first arrive and I won't have any projects with new products to show you.  I'll have to make up for lost time when I get back.  In the meantime, be happy for me as I soak up some sunshine and rest - as compared to my home town weather, where it is raining, hailing and SNOWING!  Mind you, 90 degree weather is a pretty big leap!  Gonna live in the pool, I think!

Our terrace!  Yes, that's a gas fireplace!

My goals are to share a few cards that I managed to make before we left and to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments from Stampin' Up.  

This card I made just before we left was created with both the Dynamic Duo challenge #50  and The Paper Player's Layout challenge #143 this week.

For the colours, I don't have any Blushing Bride, yet, so I had to use Pink Pirouette.  I'm not a real fan of that combination.  I also tried to use the Delicate Details Lace Tape as one of the flags and some Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon for another and I'm not sure that worked very well.  I do like the Calypso Coral rosette made from some Tea for Two Designer Series Paper, especially backed by the Paper Doily.  The image and the sentiment are from the Tea Shoppe stamp set, which is retiring June 3, so make sure you order it soon if you like it.  Did you notice that I did some shadow stamping using the Stamp-a-ma-jig?  The little vanilla and pink roses are from the Artisan Embellishments kit in the Spring catalogue, good until May 31.

In the Stampin' Up news, the latest kit has just come out.  Here are the deets:

Bloomin' Bouquet Kit
Mother's Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because. Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There's no watering, no weeding-just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.

As if that weren't enough, the kit contains a "baker's dozen"! This means you can create and give (or keep) a dozen flowers, and have a bonus flower left over to pass along to someone new! Give it to someone you wouldn't normally think of: a teller at the bank, a grocery store clerk, or the librarian at your local library. Anyone you encounter on your way that you'd like to give a little "thank you" to-and introduce them to Stampin' Up!

Ordering information:

Item 134542          $15.95
Available starting April 29, while supplies last.

Kit contents:

2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
13 green floral wire stems
Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

Don't forget about my Mystery Hostess program!

And here are the links again to the retiring products:

Retiring Stamp Sets - available until June 3

Retiring Accessories - available while supplies last until June 3.

New sold out products since my last post are the Linen Ring Albums pg 169 Crumb Cake 12 x 12 Album and Early Espresso 12 x 12 Album; and the Comfort Cafe Collection DVD from My Digital Studio (pg. 198)

Stamps:  Tea Shoppe (w125545; c125547)*
Paper:  Calypso Coral (122925), Pink Pirouette (111351)* and Very Vanilla (101650) card stock; Tea for Two DSP (129311)*
Ink:  Classic Ink Pad in Calypso Coral (126983) and Stampin' Write marker in Pink Pirouette (119700 - as part of the Subtles bundle)*
Accessories - Paper Doilies (129399); Artisan Embellishments Kit (129328)*, Delicate Details Lace Tape (130966); 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Calypso Coral (122976)*
Tools:  Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127749); Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)
Tea Shoppe Stamp Set

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