Monday, April 2, 2018

2016-2018 In Colors are "retiring"

Hi Friends,

In just a few days time, Stampin' Up! will announce their list of retiring items.  These are the products from the current Annual Catalogue and Occasions catalogue that will not be available in the next catalogue on June 1st.  This list of items will also be a "while stocks last" situation and many items will sell out early on.

One of the products that sells out very quickly, often within a day or two of the list being released, is the In-Color range of products.  These colours are only available for 2 years at a time so the 2016-2018 colour range will retire now.  

If you love any of these colours, I strongly advise that you purchase your ink refill bottle and extra pack of card stock NOW!  Once that list is released, people seem to swarm the website and those are the 2 items I have seen sell out the fastest in the past few year.  If you own the ink pad, definitely purchase the ink refill so that your ink pad can last forever.  

I'm not quite sure how I'm going to live without Emerald Envy for my scrapbook pages! It is the perfect grass green for outdoor photos.  Sweet Sugarplum is just the sweetest purple colour for little girls and Dapper Denim is just perfect for masculine cards and scrapbook pages.

Here is a list of links to all the In-Colour products.  Grab them ASAP in the online shop or by calling or emailing me to order for you.

If you shop online with me in the month of April and use this code at the check-out (NR36AHVG)  I'll send you a mystery card kit with cards stock, dsp, and accessories. :-)


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Friday, March 30, 2018

Sweet Soiree Memories and More Cards

Hi Friends,
Well just one day left of our Annual Sale-a-bration promotion where you can receive a free gift for every $90 purchase!  Always sad to see that come to an end.  Have you claimed your free gifts yet? If not, its not too late, just give me a call or email, or order online before 10pm Saturday March 31. :-)

One of the free gift choices this time is the Sweet Soiree Memories and More pack.  These cute cards can be used in your scrapbooking or card making, very versatile.   Here I've made 4 different cards with them, also adding a few other items.

This card uses a base and envelope from the Tutti Fruitti Note Card set, also available as a free gift.  Putting these note cards together with the Memories and More pack makes for a SUPER fast card!  All I really had to do here was stamp a greeting, punch it out and layer it onto the glimmer paper and adhere the whole lot together - easy peasy, took all of 5 minutes!

Another Tutti Frutti note card here, this time the Calypso Coral colour.  I've added a chopped up doily behind the Memories and More card.  No stamping!  I coloured some pearls with my Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends (alcohol) marker and added them underneath the greeting.

For this card I simply stamped a greeting straight onto the Memories and More card - it had the perfect spot just waiting to be stamped.  I layered it onto some Old Olive card stock and then adhered to a Whisper White card base.  I decided to make an envelope from the coordinating Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper.  I did that using my Envelope Punch Board.

This final card actually does NOT use the Memories and More pack - I used the offcuts from my designer series paper used in the envelope above. There was just enough for a card front layer and an envelope flap.  I then layered a greeting onto a silver metallic doily and added some gorgeous white organza ribbon. So quick!

I hope you enjoyed these super quick and easy cards.  Memories and More is so much fun.  I'll have some scrapbook pages to share with you soon!


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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper

Hi Friends,

I wanted to show you the gorgeous Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper that is currently a FREE item during Sale-a-bration.  This paper is so gorgeous - if you love metallics, this one is for you.

Its actually more of a card stock than a paper.  With a combination of Silver, Gold and Rose Gold, its just so pretty.

The cards a so simple to make but the pretty paper really makes them look special. If you'd like to see how I achieved each colouring effect, you can check out the video on my Facebook Page.

For this card, I used a Sponge Brayer to apply Memento Black ink all over the paper and then wipes off any excess. It really transforms the paper to go from a white background to a black one.  I then die cut the word Celebrate from Copper Foil paper.

This card uses the silver stripes paper but then I used a spritzer filled with Isocol and Lemon-Lime Twist ink to spray and cover the background.  I used the Epic Celebrations Stamp Set to finish it off.

I love the pretty floral design on this paper.  I coloured one of the flowers in with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  The Rose Gold on this paper is just gorgeous.

And finally on this card, I created an Ombre Effect with a sponge brayer and Powder Pink ink pad.

I'm thinking this would be a fun class - if you'd like to host a Private Class with your friends, just let me know - we could make these cards! :-)


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