Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Good-bye Catalog!

The count down is on. . . less than 2 days until we have a new catalog!  Make sure to check back June 1st for a link to the new catalog as well as a Stampin' Celebration challenge using some of the new product!  

Of course with a new catalog comes saying good-bye to some things.  The entire line of Simply Adorned product is being discontinued.  These make great gifts!  The charms come in a few different sizes, and all open so that you can change out what is inside.  You can easily coordinate with any outfit, holiday, etc.  Right now many of the charms and the chains are 40% off! 

The 'front view':  

You'll notice that I have some pearls on the image--the front of the charm has beveled edges and allow a little room inside for 3-D effects.  The stamp set I used here is Charming, and it is also retiring. 

And the back side of the charm:

Stamps:  Charming
Ink:  Rose Red, Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Paper:  Whisper White
Accessories:  Simply Adorned Charm (1 1/2" by 2"), Simply Adorned Chain (24"), Clear Crystal Bauble, Chantilly Crochet Trim Ribbon, pearls

To shop, see my online store by going to and click "shop now" in the top right corner. 

Retired Stamp Set List: view the pdf
Retired Accessory List: view the pdf
To view everything in the online store click HERE

Friday, May 18, 2012

Loving the Hearts

Two weeks from today (June 1st) the brand new catalog goes live!  I'm so excited for lots of new products.  But "in with the new" means we have to say goodbye to some of our favorite products.  A reminder that the stamp sets on the retiring list are available until the end of the month, and the retiring accessories are available only while supplies last.  And, some of the accessories are  discounted--up to 70% off!  Both lists are LONG this year, so double check that you aren't missing out on something from your wish list.

Retired Stamp Set List: view the pdf
Retired Accessory List: view the pdf
To view everything in the online store click HERE

This card is one that I made with a group of ladies from my church around Valentine's Day.  I think this card could be used for an anniversary or wedding as well.  It also happens to showcase several of the accessories that are being discontinued: the Heart to Heart punch, Chantilly Crochet Trim Ribbon, and the Cutter Kit.  I'm definitely sad that the Cutter Kit is being discontinued as I use it ALL the time. . . good thing I already have two.  :-) 

After we made up the cards, I used leftover pieces to make some tags that I added to cookies to give as teacher gifts for Valentine's Day.  The tag is from the Two Tags Bigz Die.  On all the big hearts (from the Full Heart Punch) I scrunched the paper to give a little more texture.  Also, sponging, distressing, and even a little Color Spritzer tool on the card adds more texture and variety.  I also used Hemp Twine on the tag--another accessory that is retiring that I will really miss!  It also happens to be 50% off--while supplies last!  I've already stocked up.  :-)  

Have a great weekend!  

Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Ridding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, First Edition Specialty DSP
Accessories:  Small Heart Punch, Full Heart Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Hemp Twine, Riding Hood Red ribbon (discontinued), medium cello bag, Two Tags Bigz Die, Big Shot, Color Spritzer Tool, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Chantilly Crochet Trim ribbon, Cutter Kit, dimensionals

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Stampin' Celebration #54

This month I missed designing for the May Stampin' Celebration challenge since my wonderful hubby and I were out of the country celebrating out 10th anniversary!  We had an absolutely wonderful trip, although it is good to be back home with the kids. 

Anyway, I still wanted to play along with the challenge this month, so here is my submission.  I used the bright colors from the fun inspiration piece, and several items that will be no longer available after the end of the month.  The layout is simple and could easily be changed up for a variety of different occasions.  I thought this birthday card could easily be used for a child's birthday, teen birthday, or even adult birthday. 

I used a couple strips of the Big Top Birthday Designer Paper (great way to use up those little scraps that are laying around!), some Daffodil Delight and Real Red 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, and silver brads.  The sentiment is from the On Your Birthday stamp set which will be discontinued. 

And just a reminder to play along with us at Stampin' Celebration! You have until May 25th to create a card, 3D item, digital item, scrapbook layout, etc. using the inspiration piece above. Link your creation to the Stampin' Celebration blog so we can see your project. We will choose the "Pick of the Party" at the end of the month. We can't wait to see what Stampin' Celebration inspires you to create!

If you missed the original Blog Hop of the Design Team, you can see it here:
Candace Lawlor - cj lawlor designs
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Krystal De Leeuw - Krystal's Cards
Marlene Peters - Hands On