Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sketch #20

because pictures are so much better than words... here's the sketch (made it for a layout, but haven't got it done yet):

and my card:

here's the recipe for the card (more peeks from the upcoming F/W SU! catalogue):

cardstock: Kraft; Pink Pirouette (new In Color)
ink: Kiwi Kiss; Red Riding Hood (new In Colors)
Stamps: Heard from the Heart; Dreams du Jour (both new to the F/W IBC)
other: Bella Rose DSP (new to the F/W IBC); Scallop circle punch; 1 3/8" circle punch; 1" circle punch

Hope you like the sketch and my card... link me up if you're inspired!

Monday, July 21, 2008

SU! Retired Accessories list...

The retired accessories list is up! These items usually go quickly (and some are gone already), so let me know soon if you're interested in anything below. There are some items that are discounted an extra 25% right now! Click here to get a list with prices... and here's another link to the retired stamps. Make sure you order before they're gone forever!
Item Number Page # Product Description
109200 177 Accents & Elements Build A Flower - Not Available
110718 177 Accents & Elements Lucky Star
110719 177 Accents & Elements Messenger
103158 184 Acrylic Graph & Grid
108638 163 Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color
108642 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou
108643 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
108637 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
108640 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
108639 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
108641 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi - Not Available
108644 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate - Not Available
103975 166 Card Stock Brushed Copper - Not Available
108694 163 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
107312 167 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
107292 167 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
109116 167 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
109118 167 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
109117 167 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes* - Not Available
110729 167 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
109119 167 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
109018 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou - Not Available
109019 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
109017 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate - Not Available
109016 163 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock - Not Available
109015 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
109020 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi - Not Available
109013 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
109012 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
109011 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
109010 163 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
109009 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
109014 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
110751 171 Designer Series Paper Azure*
110696 169 Designer Series Paper Bali Breeze
110749 169 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
109154 169 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
110699 168 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep* - Not Available
109160 170 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers - Not Available
109159 169 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*
110697 169 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
110479 168 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*
109151 170 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
110748 170 Designer Series Paper Notebook*
110750 171 Designer Series Paper Olive Press
109153 170 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints* - Not Available
109175 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst* - Not Available
109177 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
109173 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou - Not Available
109174 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
109178 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
109169 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa* - Not Available
109168 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava* - Not Available
109171 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
109172 171 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard - Not Available
109176 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
109170 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie - Not Available
109164 171 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*
109167 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
109166 171 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
109165 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky - Not Available
109163 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise - Not Available
110698 168 Designer Series Paper Spring Break
110273 169 Designer Series Paper Spring Fling* - Not Available
110271 170 Designer Series Paper Spring Silhouettes
110272 170 Designer Series Paper Western Sky
107299 167 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
105320 189 Eyelets Basic - Not Available
100375 189 Eyelets Bold Brights - Not Available
100381 189 Eyelets Earth Elements - Not Available
107233 189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
107234 189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
105316 189 Eyelets Rich Regals
100378 189 Eyelets Soft Subtles - Not Available
105515 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter - Not Available
105531 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass - Not Available
105532 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper - Not Available
101120 183 Metallic Art Pencils
107307 179 On Board Accents
109181 178 On Board Blossoms & Basic
109179 178 On Board Ginormous Pieces
107306 179 On Board Simon Lower
102678 166 Mulberry Paper White - Not Available
109227 181 Punch Box Three For You - Not Available
102686 180 Punch Handheld Rectangle
100271 183 Pure Color Pencils
109060 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou - Not Available
109063 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava - Not Available
109061 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate - Not Available
109062 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
109059 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky - Not Available
109058 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi - Not Available
109189 190 Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
109187 190 Ribbon Originals District*
109188 190 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
109185 190 Ribbon Originals Jersey*
109184 190 Ribbon Originals Sherbert
109186 190 Ribbon Originals Theater
110716 191 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
110281 182 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories* - Not Available
110284 182 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
110285 182 Rub-Ons Urban West*
110557 174 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
109610 174 Simply Scrappin' Confetti - Not Available
110572 172 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
110567 173 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
109597 175 Simply Scrappin' Home Again
110562 174 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
109648 173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
109627 173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl - Not Available
110587 175 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
110577 175 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
111184 15 Simply Sent Friendly Notes
109228 16 Simply Sent Simple Delights - Not Available
109229 16 Simply Sent Three Thoughts - Not Available
106662 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
107561 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
109681 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
109678 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
107482 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad - Not Available
109680 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
109677 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe - Not Available
106610 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
107467 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
109571 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
109570 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
109569 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
108423 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte - Not Available
107468 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
108980 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
107464 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture - Not Available
111261 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
109554 193 Stampin' Color Index Labels - Not Available
109553 193 Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)
106694 194 Stampin' Kids Markers
101399 185 Stipple Brushes - Not Available
102673 183 Zig Painty

Friday, July 18, 2008

Kristina's Colour Inspiration #16

I've been stalking Kristina's blog for a month or so, and I love the colour inspirations she finds and interprets to SU! colours. Here's the inspiration for this week:

and here's my card (please forgive the not so great lighting):

I didn't have Certainly Celery, so I improvised... here's the recipe:

Cardstock: Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
Inks: Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss
Stamps: Dreams du Jour (available Aug. 11)
other: Scallop Edge punch, double sided ribbon (I think it's May Arts)

Sketch # 19

This sketch started out as just a card sketch, but then I decided to make a layout with it too!

And here's my card (some sneak peeks of the new SU! In Colors and Dreams du Jour Stamp set from the Fall/Winter IBC) and layout:

I still had the July Red Star Kit out, and I thought it worked very nicely with this Halloween picture from last year.

Here's the recipe for the card:

Cardstock: Baja Breeze; Pirouette Pink; Kiwi Kiss

Inks: Baja Breeze; Pirouette Pink; Kiwi Kiss

Stamps: Dreams Du Jour; Polka Dot Background

Other: Blender Brush; 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon; Stampin' Dimensionals; Corner Rounder punch

I hope you're inspired by this sketch... I'd love to see your creations!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Upcoming class info

Here's a peek at my July card class:

We'll be making 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs) with envelopes for $15.00. You can try heat embossing and watercolouring and we'll use some punches too. This class features the 2008 In Colors (soon to be retiring) and the Priceless, Always, Dare to be Darling (retiring) and Much Appreciated (retiring) stamp sets. The class will be Tuesday, July 22 and it begins at 7:00pm. Let me know (e-mail in sidebar) if you'd like to reserve a spot in the class! It will be a fun night out... bring a friend or family member, and you can either make four cards ($7.50 for each of you) or all eight.

If you're interested in scrapbooking, I'm having a class Wednesday August 27th at 7:30pm. The class cost is only ordering a Simply Scrappin' Kit (pages 172-175 in the Spring/Summer catalogue) for $24.13 (plus shipping and taxes). Because most of these kits will be retiring, I need to order the kits by July 20th to ensure they are available, so let me know ASAP if you're interested! The class will include sketches and instructions to complete 6 pages, and the goal will be to finish them that night!

Another date to keep in mind is Thursday, August 14th! I'm having a Fall/Winter Catalogue Open House at 7:00pm. Come and use the new In Colours, some new stamps from the catalogue, and my new favourite toy-- a scallop border punch!!! I'll have make and takes, door prizes, snacks, and the new catalogues to browse! If you're in my stamp club, come pick up your free catalogue!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Sketch #18

It's Friday already, so it's time for another sketch! This one is a sketch I did for the August '07 BYOM kit, so you might recognize it. I modified it slightly to make a card sketch too, and Leigh created another beautiful layout for the sketch this week, too! Hopefully you'll find some inspiration...

Here is Leigh's 12x12 layout:

and my 8.5x11 landscape layout and card:

Thanks for visiting... leave me a comment if you create something inspired by my sketch. I'd love to see it!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Stampin' Up! July info...

I've added a link to the Retired Stamp list to my sidebar. If you want any stamps from that list, they must be ordered before August 10/08. I can place an individual order any time (for Canadian customers) and have it shipped to you, so let me know if you're interested! I will be placing a workshop order (probably my last group order) July 20/08 if you want to add a smaller order to that.
Click here to view the Retired List in alphabetical order and click here to view it in numerical order.

July Special: Hodgepodge Hardware 25% off!

This box of fun embellishments comes in three finishes (Pewter, Aged Copper and Antique Brass) and for July only is $25.08 (reg. price is $35.95). You get 138 pieces and 100 matching brads. Stampin' Up has announced that these finishes will be retiring with the Spring/Summer catalogue, so if you want them, make sure to order before August 10!

A big announcement from Stampin' Up! is the addition of Decor Elements (vinyl wall accents) to their normal stamping products. You can see the brochure here... so much potential! I'm excited to try them out! Let me know if you're interested in them...

I'll be posting my July/August class and event info soon!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Sketch #17

I'm back again with another sketch! Thanks so much to Anne for her wonderful card example, and Leigh for her beautiful layout. I decided to do one of my DT layouts for MSS with this sketch, so the layout is already posted from earlier this week. I love how we each tweaked it a bit and made it our own. Here's the sketch (layout and card versions):

and here are the examples:




If you're inspired to create using this sketch, I'd love to see it! post a link (or let me know where it's posted) in the comments!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tagged... Random 7

ummm... thanks, Kelly.... :p
here are my random facts... I don't know how weird they are, though (Kelly's were much better, so go check them out!).
1. I love butterflies.
2. I was very athletic throughout school (on the volleyball, soccer, basketball, badminton, track & field, and cross country teams at school, plus did gymnastics after school) and I miss it now.
3. I placed third in a Royal Conservatory of Music piano competition (and won money) when I was 12-ish.
4. I was the yearbook editor in high school.
5. I was a bookworm with my head always in a book. I've recently started reading more regularly, and love it all over again!
6. I've never broken a bone, but did severely sprain an ankle playing basketball.
7. I'm clutzy, but manage to avoid doing more than bruising myself...
okay, the hard part's done. Now to pass on the 'fun'! ;)
I'm tagging:
2. Anne
3. Carmen (note that you're now double tagged...)
4. Krystn (another double tag)
5. Laura (yes, you're double tagged too...)
6. Shannon (really trying hard not to copy Kelly's whole list, but it's not working...)
7. Monica (sorry! ;) )

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

July Red Star kit!

Yummy Love, Elsie Forrest papers, along with Heidi Swapp, Chatterbox, Crate Paper, and a sheet of Luxe are the base for the July kit at MSS. Add some MM noteworthy chipboard alpha stickers, Love, Elsie ribbon and epoxy accents, and some Luxe label stickers and you've got a fun kit to play with! I absolutely love the Red Star Stamp this month... the tree is super cute and versatile!

Here's what I did with the kit so far...

and you can see what the rest of the Shoppe Girls did with it here!

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get the July BYOM kit in time to work with it, but it's a fun kit filled with Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine. I'll add a link when the July DT gallery is up... what I've seen so far looks fantastic!