Sunday, April 29, 2012

Birthday Card from Nana & Puppa

My Mom has joined me in the stamping fun of 
Stampin' Up! and made this great card for my 
son's birthday using the retired set Just Baseball.


I just love it!  I told Mom and Dad that we were going to a Blue Jays game as part of the birthday celebrations so I thought that is why Mom chose the baseball as the theme of her card.  As it turns out she had this card planned before I told her of our plans!

Stamps:  Just Baseball (retired) and Bring on the Cake
Inks:  Night of Navy Classic Ink
Paper:  Night of Navy and Whisper White Card Stock
Accessories:  Non-Stampin' Up! ribbon

Remember tomorrow is the last day to purchase items from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalogue.
You can place your order by visiting my online store.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Another Birthday Card - Just Soccer (Retired)

Continuing on the soccer theme, I made this card 
for my younger son to give to his brother.


I again found the design for this card over at Splitcoast Stampers.
I changed the colour to match my son's team colours and the sentiment design but everything else is pretty much the same.

Stamps:  Just Soccer (retired), Party This Way and Sanded (retired)
Inks:  Basic Black and Night of Navy Classic Inks
Paper:  Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White Card Stock
Accessories:  Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Brights Brads,  
White Bakers Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!!


Friday, April 27, 2012

Birthday Cards - Just Soccer (Retired)

My oldest son celebrated his 16th birthday a couple of weeks ago.
He is a soccer player and loves the game so every year 
I try and come up with a card with a soccer theme.


This card was inspired by a card I saw on Splitcoast Stampers 
but I can't seem to find it.  
So to those who inspired this card, thank you! 

I used the retired stamp set "Just Soccer" for this card and 
embossed the white and black balls and popped them up 
with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Stamps:  Just Soccer
Inks:  Marina Mist Classic Ink and Basic Black Craft Ink
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery and 
Whisper White Card Stock
Accessories:  Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlit Dies, 
Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 1-3/8" Circle Punch

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #32 - Bordering on Romance

It is time for another card challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.
Linda Callahan is the hostess this week and 
I just love her sketch this week!


I was thrilled when I saw this sketch as I knew right away 
what I wanted to do!


I kept my card pretty true to Linda's sketch as I usually do.  I knew I wanted to use the flower from Bordering on Romance and the Paper Doily Sizzlit Die, both from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalogue (which expires on April 30, 2012!!)  I ran my die through the Big Shot and carefully poked out all the little bits.  It is a little bit of extra time that is so worth it for the result you get!  The die cut was bigger than I thought, so out came my paper snips and off came the outer ring of the doily.  Perfect.  Then I realized that the image I wanted to use would not fit in the inner circle of the die, so I just wiped off the ink from one flower section and tah-dah my circle fit!
I am just tickled with how this card turned out and impressed with how much time it did NOT take me to get it made!

Stamps:  Bordering on Romance and Just Believe
Inks:  Basic Gray Classic Ink, and Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, 
Island Indigo  and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride and Whisper White 
Card Stock and Twitterpated DSP
Accessories:  Paper Doily Sizzlit Die, Word Window Punch, 
Modern Label Punch, Twitterpated Designer Buttons

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2012 Retiring Accessories List - Clarifications and Corrections

I am sure you are excited but may be a bit overwhelmed by the size of the Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories List.  I put together a brief overview of details I have gathered from Stampin' Up! and I hope 
this lessens any confusion you may have.

Please remember that the Retiring Accessories are
  ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  
Many of the items are discounted and will sell out quickly so if you have your eye on something PLEASE DON'T WAIT, 
place your order at my online store now!  

When you look at the Retired Accessories List, you will note that all 
of our Stampin' Pads are listed.  This is for two reasons:  
1. Craft Stampin' Pads will now only be available in Black and White and 2. we are introducing a new Firm Foam Pad in our Classic Stampin' Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalogue.  The Firm Foam Pads offer better ink coverage giving you better stamped images.  
They will be available for customer orders on June 1, 2012.  

Additionally, the following changes will be offered in the 
new catalogue, which explains why some of the products 
are on the retired list:
  • Only select Stampin' Write Markers colours will be available for individual purchase
  • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colours and colour collections
  • Any item with an asterisk next to it is being reconfigured. So while the product may not be exactly the same, we will still carry an equivalent product.
  • Only the 2010-2012 In Colors are retiring.

IMPORTANT CORRECTION

Two items were included on the Retiring Accessories List 
were listed in error and are NOT retiring.  The lists have been
 updated and the following items have been removed.

208   108360   Craft Scissors
208   103579   Paper Snips


As the above items were included in error, the Paper Snips will not be offered at a discounted price and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!


2012 Retiring Accessories List Is Here!!!


It's here, it's here, and it's another long one!
check out the amazing savings of 25-70% on some of the retiring products!!!  **Remember, retiring accessories are 
only available while supplies last**  Be sure to order your favourites before they are gone!

While you are shopping check out the Retiring Definitely 
Decorative List.  This line is being discontinued and products
are only available while supplies last.

Remember to review the Retiring Stamps List that was posted earlier this month.  Over 300 stamp sets retiring May 31, 2012 so make sure you order the ones you have been admiring before they are gone forever!

Don't miss your chance to pre-order brand new product, the Summer Smooches Collection, from the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalogue!

Last but certainly not least, our 2012 Occasions Mini Catalogue retires Monday, April 30, 2012.  Be sure to include your favourites when you order!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mojo Monday 238 - Grunge Rock

I'm baaaack!
I gave my Dad a membership to ancestry.ca to research our 
family tree and that has been consuming a lot of my time lately.
Today I decided to recharge my creative juice using 
this week's sketch over at Mojo Monday.


I pondered this design all day yesterday and decided to use the retiring stamp set Grunge Rock.


I used Stampin' Up!'s Color Coach to choose my colour combination and I really like it!  I sponged around the edges of the grid layer after roughing them up with the cutter kit.  I just love how the grid design turned out although I am not thrilled with the sentiment layer.  I had a picture in my head and it did not turn out like I had hoped.  Oh well, still a great card I think (for a guy too!).

Stamps:  Grunge Rock, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks:  Not Quite Navy, River Rock, Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Not Quite Navy, River Rock, Tangerine Tango 
and Very Vanilla Card Stock
Accessories:  Decorative Label Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, 1-1/4" Square Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Stamping Sponge, Cutter Kit, Tangerine Tango 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)

Remember to visit tomorrow as the Retiring Accessories List is being released tomorrow.  Retiring Accessories with be available through May 31st but only while supplies last!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Retired Stamp List Is Here!!!


We have all been anxiously waiting to hear which Stampin' Up! rubber stamp sets will be retiring effective May 31, 2012!  GOOD NEWS!  The Stampin' Up! Retired Stamp List (PDF) is NOW available!

  • Click HERE to see the list of over 300 stamp sets that will be retiring. 
  • These stamp sets will be available for purchase THRU May 31, 2012!
  • If you plan to order your retiring favorites, be sure to check the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack for great deals on punches, albums, designer series paper and more.  Up to 60% off!   50+ new products added to clearance this past week!  Clearance rack items can ONLY be placed through an on-line order and are available while supplies last!
  • Don't miss your chance to pre-order new products from the Stampin' Up! Summer Smooches Collection.  Ends April 30.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  The Retired Accessories/Décor Elements Lists will be released on April 25, 2012.  Retiring accessories and Stampin' Up! Décor Elements (this line is being discontinued) will only be available while supplies last.  BE SURE TO ORDER EARLY! 
PLEASE REMEMBER that the Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalog will be released June 1, 2012, a month earlier than in the past.  The good news is that with so many stamp sets retiring, the new catalog will be loaded with new products!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Card for Mom

My parents are the most supportive people in my life.
My Dad asked me to make a card for my Mom for Easter.


I saw this card on Pinterest and absolutely loved it!
It uses the Easter Blossoms stamp set that is now retired but
it is available as a digital download for My Digital Studio.

Stamps:  Easter Blossoms and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks:  Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Regal Rose Classic Inks and Versa Mark Ink
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla Card Stock and
In Color Hostess DSP Pack (retired)
Accessories:  Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Scallop Trim 
Border Punch, Basic Pearls Jewels

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!


Monday, April 2, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #28 - Have a Seat

Time for another sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and 
Lesley Croghan is the hostess this week.  Lesley has 
come up with a great sketch that left my brain 
planning out my card at all different hours of the day!


My Dad celebrated his birthday yesterday and I thought this 
sketch would help me create a great card for him.


I really like the chairs in the Have a Seat stamp set.  
There is something special about a simple understated 
image on a card.

Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases and Have a Seat
Inks:  Soft Suede Classic Ink
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla 
Card Stock and Mocha Morning Specialty DSP
Accessories:  Word Window Punch and Stamping Sponges

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!