Saturday, July 26, 2008

Box In A Bag...

My amazingly wonderful friend Amy forwarded a link to me this week. She thought it was a cool project. And ever since I've been DYING to play with!

I finally did sat down to do it! Thanks to Di and her work on the tutorial for this. She is now one of my new fav blogs to visit! Tutorial here:

Details, details...
Stamp set: Fresh Cuts
Colors: Punpkin Pie, Old Olive and Whisper White
Other: Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper, Round Tab punch, white organdy ribbon, scallop punch, pink colored gems (non-SU) and sticky strip

Thank you cards... for a customer

I was contacted by a friend to make her some wedding thank you cards. She saw one of my earlier posts and said "I HAVE TO HAVE THAT!" So, make them, I did! She got married last weekend... and I'm getting her 100 thank you cards out to her this week! Can you see what I've been busy with?

These colors are slightly different than my original post - meant to match her wedding colors, of course.

Details, details...
Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs, Elegant Inspirations (retired) and French Script background (retired)
Colors: Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, and Chocolate Chip
Other: Certainly Celery Prints Designer Series Paper, Kraft Taffeta ribbon, white embossing powder and Shimmery white card stock

Christmas in July swap (WS) AND Faux metal technique

When SU posted a new video for the Faux Metal Technique it was just the inspiration I needed to add that special something to a swap I was working on. The challenge was to make any full Christmas card using any colors EXCEPT SUs Glorious Green! Easy, huh?!

So, I kicked it up a notch and added a few punches. I used SU's crayons directly on the stamp and then misted the image w/ a spray bottle to give a faux watercolor effect. I LOVE this look! I set those aside and let them dry... and in the meantime cut the rest of my layers and started assembling. Then the tree layer was ready for the Merry Christmas stamp and embossing.

Once that was done I worked on the faux metal snowflake. So much fun! If you haven't tried this yet - you really ought to!

Details, details...
Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree, Seasonal Whimsy, Holiday & Wishes and Print Pattern background
Colors: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Gable Green, Basic Black and Whisper White
Other: Silver embossing powder, Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon, SU Crayons, spray bottle, black craft ink, clear embossing powder and scallop punch

WSColor In Challenge #1

Here is a post of a recent swap. Now that the swap has taken place I can finally post my contribution to the swap! (Wouldn't want to ruin any fun surprises, now would I?!) This challenge was to use any SU stamp set and color - and simply "COLOR IN" somewhere on the card.

I love this faux watercolor technique... I pull ink off the classic stamp pad w/ a blender pen and color in after I've embossed an outline image (so the black ink doesn't smudge). Super easy. Super fun. Super cute, eh?!

Details, details...
Stamp set: Window Dressing (sneak peek of new hostess set from SU!)
Colors: Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Sky
Other: Blender pen, purely pomegranate ink, scallop punch, black craft ink / clear embossing powder, Apricot Appeal grosgrain ribbon

Saturday, July 19, 2008

DISCOUNT PROMOTION: Select accessories @ 25% off !!!

SURPRISE!!! Stampin' Up! will be announcing the much anticipated Retiring Accessories list on Monday July 21st. BUT - as of this morning they have released a list of select accessories available at a discounted price. Please note that not ALL retiring accessories will be discounted, but the following items will be discounted 25%:

Item # Pg. # Description Regular Price 25% Off Price
109117 167 Pocket Notes assortment $9.95 $7.46
110479 168 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110699 168 East Coast Prep Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109159 169 Flowers For You Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110273 169 Spring Fling Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110748 170 Notebook Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109153 170 Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110751 171 Azure Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109164 171 River Rock Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109175 171 Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109168 171 Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109169 171 Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110284 182 Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons $10.95 $8.21
110285 182 Urban West Rub-Ons $10.95 $8.21
110281 182 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons $10.95 $8.21
109185 190 Jersey Ribbon Originals $12.95 $9.71
109187 190 District Ribbon Originals $12.95 $9.71
109189 190 Beachfront Ribbon Originals $12.95 $9.71
110716 191 Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon $7.95 $5.96
109062 191 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon $8.95 $6.71

Don't forget the other promotion already in full force... the Hodgepodge Hardware promotion:

Item # Page # Item Description Regular Price Limited Time 25% off Discount
105532 188 Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware $27.95 $20.96
105531 188 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware $27.95 $20.96
105515 188 Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware $27.95 $20.96

The complete retired accessory list will be released on Monday, July 21st. Be sure to check back then and place your orders ASAP! Once it's gone, it's gone! You don't want to miss out!