Friday, June 26, 2009

Yay! I'm finally back in town. . . . maybe now I'll be able to get my stamping room unpacked and set up. :-) Anyway, as I've been trying to do a little organizing I ran across these two cards. Both cards were made several years back, and they both use the set Wild About You. This is another one of my favorite stamp sets that will no longer be available after June 30. To see the full Last Chance list click HERE.

Creative notes for the giraffe card. . . . After I stamped the giraffe image, I took my 1/16"circle punch and my 1/8" circle punch to punch a few holes. That means those brown spots on the giraffe are actually just the paper underneath showing through.

Stamps: Wild About You, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: 1/16" Circle Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, white grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

This was a card I originally designed for my Mother-in-law. She loves elephants, so I knew I needed to use this stamp for her. The background was done with the Print Pattern Background stamp (previously discontinued) and then I took a white gel pen and traced along the pattern. I stamped the ear of the elephant again on a scrap paper, cut it out and then popped it up on a dimensionals. Also, there is glitter on the flower.

Stamps: Wild About You, Print Pattern BG
Ink: Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink marker, Mellow Moss Marker
Paper: Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Accessories: 1/4" Pretty in Pink ribbon, pink gingham ribbon, organza ribbon, white gel pen, glitter, ticket corner punch, sponge, dimensionals

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Last Chance!

The Last Chance List is here! This is the list of stamp sets and accessories that will be retired from the current Stampin Up catalog--which makes room for lots of new stamps and accessories due to arrive July 1!

The card above showcases one of the stamp sets that will be no longer available after June 30th--Big Birthday Candle. This is only one of the sets I will definitely miss! This card also uses Orange Bead Duo and Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. I adhered the beads with Mono Multi--my all time favorite adhesive. :-)

To see all of the Last Chance items, you can click
HERE to see them in the online store.

HERE is the list of all the stamp sets that will no longer be available after June 30th.

HERE is the list of the Decor Elements that will no longer be available after June 30th. The Decor Elements on this list are also 25% off!

Select accessory items are 25-50% off! Check the
online store to see. These items will go quickly as they are only available while supplies last, so act fast if you would like some! Please note that the promotional price for the discounted accessories will show up correctly after you add them to your shopping bag.

Also, courtesy of Stampin Up during the month of June if your order total (or party total) reaches $250 you receive an extra $20 in free hostess merchandise. If the total reaches $400, you receive and additional $40 in free hostess merchandise!

In additional to all of these exciting promotions from Stampin Up, I am also offering my own promotion for the month of June. With a $75 order, you can choose any Classic or Craft stamp pad for free (up to $7.50 value). With a $150 order, not only do you receive all the normal hostess benefits, and the free stamp pad, but I will also send you a free stamp set (up to $19.95 value) of your choice from the current catalog!! This offer applies to online orders as well as orders directly through me. If you order online, email me with your stamp pad/stamp set choice and I will mail them to you separately.

To purchase items, you can either contact me or go to the online store. Go to and click on "shop now" in the top right hand corner. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Stamps: Big Birthday Candle
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Ballet Blue, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Night of Navy
Accessories: Orange Bead Duo, Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, dimensionals