Tuesday 31 March 2009

Bali Breeze Note Card Folder – finally!

As you've probably noticed, I've been a bit obsessed with the Eastern Blooms set & Bali Breeze paper from the Summer Mini, so when I decided to run a class to make a note card folder set like this guava & olive set , I of course decided I HAD to use them again. So, without any more waffle, this is the whole set everyone made:The cards
There were 4 note cards in the set – all with really simple layouts that show off the gorgeous paper & stamped images...& I'm sure you didn't miss the return of my favourite greetings – Short & Sweet. Here they are in more detail:
The gorgeous stem is stamped in regal rose, rose red & celery. The stem panel has a part circle punched out & both the panel & greeting (from Birthday Best) are popped off the front.
The flowers are rock & rolled in regal rose/rose red & apricot appeal/pumpkin pie & coloured in the centre, then punched out with the 1 inch circle. The square panel is popped on the front.
The flower was inked in apricot appeal & markered with a pumpkin pie marker & then cut out & popped on a white & pumpkin panel.The flower was markered with tempting turquoise & celery markers, punched out & raised on a taken with teal circle. I made 3 more cards to show the class some other ideas with the paper & set, so here they are too. These 2 cards are based on the pink stem card. I swapped the pink for some olive in the first one & for some pumpkin in the second one.

I really liked the layers one, but I thought it would take too long to make at the class & I prefer not to have too many layers to fit in the folder.The Folder

Again, I kept the folder decoration very simple, with some subtle bling from a rhinestone brad. The flower was stamped in the same way as the 3rd card. The folder is tied with celery grosgrain. Here's how it looks on the inside:Anyway, I hope you like this project. It's been another of my favourite projects, so I hope you like it too. Leave me a comment, as I love to hear what you think & drop me an e-mail if you'd like more information on the folder or a copy of my folder template.

Edited 10 March 2014 
You can now download the notecard folder templates...
Download Notecard Folder - wide version
Download Notecard Folder - narrower version
Warm & inky hugs
Toot Toot Jane
One of the lovely ladies at my class was my friend Jane, who is a super talented scrapper & cardmaker. Anyway, later that night, she designed this fabulous version using Bodacious Bouquet. She then made this one which was also gorgeous. Anyway, you MUST check out Jane's blog to see both her class project & Bodacious versions too....not to mention all her other wonderful creations.
PPS: Hi Trisha - Hope this gives you some more ideas!
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Short & Sweet, Occasional Greetings, Birthday Best (pink card)
Card: whisper white note cards, certainly celery, pumpkin pie, rose red, taken with teal, Bali Breeze designer paper

Ink: pumpkin pie, apricot appeal, regal rose, rose red, tempting turquoise
Accessories: 1/4 inch celery grosgrain, 5/8 inch celery grosgrain, fire rhinestone brads, celery brads, gold brads
Tools: circle punches - 1 1/4 inch, 1 inch, 1/2 inch, large & small ovals

Retirement party cards

This could be the quickest post in history - for me anyway. No more time to faff about , as the catalogue finishes TOMORROW...or TODAY if I don't get this post finished soon & I still have some projects to show you. Anyway, here are the 2 cards we made at my retirement party on the 14th. This was a last chance to use some of the many lovely goodies that are going.

Eat Cake Pop-Up
Here's the first card we made. This is a free-standing pop-up card. It folds flat for posting, but it stands on its own when open. We used some of my (sob) beloved (sob) in-colours – in this case, blue bayou, soft sky & groovy guava (with a little ruby red thrown in) & the fabulous 'Eat Cake' set. I have to say that this set will NOT be leaving my collection when it retires, as it's such a great birthday set. If you'd like to make your own free standing pop-up, you can find a fantastic tutorial here at Splitcoast.

Bye Bye BudThis is the second one we made. As the pop-up takes a little time to make, the 2nd card was really simple but I really like the layout - it's so flexible - & I like how the whole rectangle is popped off the card base (which you may not see clearly in the pic). The stamp images are from the retiring sets, 'Bud Basics' & It's Your Birthday' & the colours are bashful blue, brocade blue & so saffron. The ribbon is light blue gingham (retiring) & I snuck in a 'fire' rhinestone brad (not retiring – yay!) to finish off the popped flower.

Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed seeing the projects I've shown this month. I will be back eventually with my Bali Breeze set as a last hurrah...hopefully tomorrow if I get my chores done (eek!).

If you'd like any more info on these projects or anything else, just drop me an e-mail or leave a comment. Thanks for visiting. I'm off to bed now, as it's now the last day. Bye for now.

Warm & inky wishes

Eat Cake Pop-Up
Stamps: Eat Cake
Card: blue bayou, soft sky, groovy guava, whisper white
Ink: blue bayou, soft sky, groovy guava, ruby red ink
Accessories: pewter jumbo eyelet, double stitched ribbon
Tools: crop-a-dile, exacto blade

Bye Bye Bud
Stamps: Bud Basics, It's Your Birthday
Card: so saffron, bashful blue, whisper white
Ink: so saffron, bashful blue, brocade blue
Accessories: light blue gingham ribbon, yellow rhinestone brad (fire pack)

Sunday 22 March 2009

Texting for Birthdays

I've had an idea in my head to make a card using a text message style greeting for a looooong time, but finally got around to doing something about it this month.

I made the first one for our dear friend Jaed's '21st' birthday. First I stamped HBTY (happy birthday to you) in sage shadow ink on vanilla with the retired (last year) Headline alphabet, then mounted it on layers of chocolate chip, sage shadow & really rust, to match the striped Outlaw paper. I used 'Everyday Flexible Phrases' (retiring this month) to stamp the little words & mounted them on dimensionals. I couldn't resist adding a final little ribbon tab on the side.I used the same idea with different colours & paper with the second card, which was for Zac, who turned 11 this month. I wanted the message to be more like a car registration with Zac's age, but I don't have the 'Headline' number set, so a little improve was needed. Thankfully, 11 was easily made with the 'i' & the dash came from the dot on the question mark stamp. The stamping & base is wild wasabi & the Jersey Shore paper added some fun. Sorry about the colours in the pic. It looked much better IRL, but my camera just doesn't seem to play nicely with wasabi (grrr).
Anyway, hope you like this idea for male cards. Thanks for visiting.
Cheers, Di

Supplies:HBTY JaedStamps: Headline Alphabet (retired 2008), Everyday Flexible Phrases
Card: Chocolate chip, sage shadow, really rust, very vanilla
Ink: sage shadow, close to cocoa
Accessories: 1 inch stitched grosgrain
HBTY-11 ZacStamps: Headline Alphabet (retired 2008), Everyday Flexible Phrases
Card: wild wasabi, brilliant blue, pumpkin pie, whisper white
Ink: wild wasabi, brilliant blue

Saturday 21 March 2009

More Eastern Blooms & Bali

As promised, here's another card I've made using Eastern Blooms & Bali Breeze paper.
Like this card, I inked the stem image with celery & pumpkin pie markers & stamped 'for you' in pumpkin pie. I attached some small felt flowers from the Flower Fusion pack (Summer Mini) to the stem, with some celery brads & used a larger flower with a green rhinestone brad (not to mention some choc chip stitched grosgrain) to create some extra yum. Some monochromatic Bali Breeze paper adds soft detail to the background. I really liked how this one turned out too. Hope you do too.
I still have one more Eastern Blooms/ Bali Breeze project to show you – a box of cards we made at my 28 Feb class, but I need to take more pics first, so I'll be back with a couple of fun male cards I made this month.

Bye for now, Di
Supplies:Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Occasional Greetings
Card: certainly celery, old olive, whisper white
Ink: certainly celery & pumpkin pie markers
Accessories: flower fusion felt flowers, rhinestone brads (ice pack), celery brads, 1 inch stitched grosgrain ribbon

Friday 20 March 2009

Fall Flower Babies

A quick diversion from Bali Breeze to show you two baby cards I made recently & forgot to show you – one for my cuz & his lovely wife who welcomed their first beautiful son Jet, & the second for a friend who welcomed her first son. First up is Jet's card (as if you couldn't figure that out):The bubba from 'All in the Family' was stamped in blue bayou ink, water-coloured & punched out to fit on a metal edged tag. The letters (from the 'Big Deal' alphabet) were also stamped in blue bayou ink, cut out & raised on some spotty 'Fall Flowers' paper. The welcome baby is from 'Short & Sweet'. I've used more Fall Flowers paper & some soft sky ribbon on the base.For this one, I've used more Fall Flowers paper & my favourite giraffe image from 'Wild About You'. The greeting is from a great retired hostess set called 'Riveting' from the 07/08 catalogue. Both the giraffe/soft sky layer & the greeting are raised on dimensionals. This colour combination of blue bayou, soft sky, celery & white is one I'm going to miss a lot too.

Anyhoo, hope you enjoy the baby interlude. I'll be back soonish with more Bali Breeze & Eastern Blooms. Hope you have a great weekend.
Cheers, Di

PS: IMHO 'Short & Sweet' is one of the best value & useful sets in the catalogue, as it's only $29.95 for 12 images.
PPS: I will have a brand new unmounted 'Riveting' set for sale in my upcoming retired stamp set sale. Stay tuned if you're interested.

Stamps: All in the Family, Big Deal Alphabet, Short & Sweet
Card/Paper: Soft Sky, whisper white, blue bayou, Fall Flowers DSP
Ink: Blue bayou, soft sky
Accessories: soft sky stitched grosgrain ribbon
Tools: small oval punch, 1 ¼ inch circle punch

Welcome giraffe
Stamps: Wild About You, Riveting (retired
Card/Paper: Soft Sky, whisper white, blue bayou, certainly celery, Fall Flowers DSP
Ink: certainly celery, blue bayou
Tools: punches – 1 ¼ & ½ inch circles, mat pack & piercing tool

Eastern Blooms & Bali Breeze Joy

Heelllooo again! I'm back with the second project from my 14 Feb class – a joy fold card made using my favourite set & paper from the Summer Mini – Eastern Blooms & Bali Breeze paper.
This was one of those cards that came together like a breeze (no pun intended) & is by far my most favourite card in a long time. By the response of the ladies who made it at the class, they really liked it too. I found this great tutorial on Splitcoast & just had to try it, so I aussified the measurements to fit A4 card. I'm not sure why it's called a joy card but they are fun to make. The basic card has 2 pieces of folded cardstock – one large piece with the fold on the left & a smaller piece with a fold on the right. Hopefully, you can see the way it works in these pics.
What I did:
  • The colours are tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie, apricot appeal, really rust, celery & white (never thought I'd use those together but there you go!).
  • The flower stem (can you say gorgeous?) is coloured with certainly celery, pumpkin pie & really rust markers, then mounted on pumpkin card.
    The greeting (from Occasional Greetings – but you must know that by now) is also stamped in pumpkin pie.
  • The large flower was inked with an apricot appeal pad & then parts of it coloured with a pumpkin pie marker. The same image is stamped on the inside white panel.
  • The smaller flowers are inked in apricot appeal & pumpkin pie & then the centres are coloured with pumpkin & really rust markers). All three flowers are mounted on dimensionals.
If you have any questions about the card, just drop me an e-mail. I'll be back next time with some more Eastern Blooms projects.
Cheers, Di
PS: Only 11 more days to order from the Summer Mini, so contact me if there's something you need.
PPS: You can find the latest updates to retirement list availability on the right bar.
PPPS: I'll be posting information soon about the retired/retiring sets I will be selling soon. Stay tuned for some bargains.
Supplies:Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Occasional Greetings
Card: tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie, whisper white
Paper: Bali Breeze designer series
Ink: apricot appeal, pumpkin pie ink pads, certainly celery, apricot appeal, pumpkin pie & really rust markers

Thursday 19 March 2009

Keeping up the suspense

Hope you're having a happy Thursday. The last week has been a bit of a blur, but I'm back with the first project for my 14 February class – a suspension card.

I first saw a tutorial for them at Splitcoast. If you haven't seen one before, I think of them as a bit of an interactive twist on a window card. Basically, you punch a hole between 2 layers & suspend a smaller centrepiece in the hole with some thread (or dental tape in this case). If you twist the centrepiece before you envelope the card, it twirls around when the receiver opens the card.
I thought it would be fun to use the circle scallop punch for the hole, so that's where I started. Also, as Sale-A-Bration was in full swing at the time, I used the very pretty 'Botanical Blooms' set. The colours are I think a very pretty combo of celery (yay!), pretty in pink, regal rose, rose red & white. The ribbon is the gorgeous, gorgeous 1 inch rose red stitched grosgrain from the Summer Mini. Here's a close-up (if a little blurry) pic of the window.
To get the multicoloured effect on the greeting (again from Occasional Greetings), I inked the whole image with a pretty in pink ink pad, then used a regal rose & rose red marker to highlight a some of the words. This is a great way to save time, rather than markering (is that a word?) the whole stamp.

More Suspension Cards

Thought you might like to see some more suspension cards I made at the same time- mainly with the Fall Flowers paper pack (going soon! – sigh).
This one was the first one I did & I really liked the layout, but after nearing breaking a circle punch by trying to go through too many layers at a time (see tip below!) & deciding it was a little busy with all the patterns, I decided to simplify the class design.
These were the next 2 I made. I liked the simpler layout & the detail around the suspension part on the first one, but decided I wanted to do more stamping at the class.If you'd like to try making one yourself, check out this suspension card tutorial on Splitcoast. Just one recommendation - Do NOT try to punch through more than 2 layers at a time – I find 1 layer of card & 1 layer of paper works best.
Hope this has given you something new ideas to try. Next time, I'll show you the second card we made at the class....& I have to say it's probably my (& quite a few of my customers) favourite card of the year, using my favourite set & paper....so far anyway. Thanks for visiting.
Di J
Supplies:Botanical Blooms SuspensionStamps: Botanical Blooms (SAB), Occasional Greetings
Card: certainly celery, whisper white, rose red, pretty in pink
Ink: pretty in pink (pad), regal rose (marker), rose red (marker), certainly celery, wild wasabi
Accessories: 1 inch rose red stitched grosgrain ribbon
Tools: punches – scallop circle, 1 3/8 in circle, 1 ¼ inch circle, 1 inch circle
Other: Dental tape

Fall Flowers Suspensions
Stamps: Friendly Flowers (Summer Mini), Eastern Blooms, Think Happy Thoughts
Card: certainly celery, soft sky, old olive, groovy guava
Paper: Fall Flowers
Ink: old olive, blue bayou, certainly celery, groovy guava
Accessories: 5/8 inch celery grosgrain ribbon, soft sky double stitched ribbon, celery brads, not quite navy brad
Tools: punches – scallop circle, 1 3/8 in circle, 1 ¼ inch circle, 1 inch circle, ¾ inch circle
Other: Dental tape

Wednesday 11 March 2009

Live Your Dream class project

Just a quickie post to show you the second card we made at my January Summer Mini class (wow, I'm still so behind on posting!).Just about everything I used is from the Summer Mini, For this card, we used the elegantly simple 'Live your Dream' set & co-ordinating 'Afternoon Tea' designer paper. The colours are groovy guava, chocolate chip, old olive & ruby red.

The chocolate linen look paper is the back of the guava floral piece, so all I did was cut a rectangle the right size to fit the page, then cut the bottom piece off & turn it over to show the other side & attached them both to a piece of choc chip card. I wrapped some stitched chocolate grosgrain ribbon around the panel (can't get enough of this ribbon at the moment).
For the flower & stem I coloured the petals with a groovy guava ink pad, then added some detail with a ruby red marker & finally an old olive marker for the stem. The flower panel is mounted on groovy guava (with some ruby red brads in the centres) & attached to the base with dimensionals. The greeting (Occasional Greetings) is stamped in chocolate & punched out with the small oval & mounted on a large ruby red oval.Here's a close up of the coloured flower panel. Boy I'm going to miss guava!
Next time, I'll start showing you my February class projects. Bye for now & thanks for visiting. Di
PS: The Summer Mini Catalogue has only 3 more weeks to run, so contact me if you'd like to order some final items.

Stamps: Live Your Dream, Occasional Greetings
Card/Paper: groovy guava, chocolate chip, ruby red, whisper white, Afternoon Tea designer paper
Ink: chocolate chip & groovy guava ink pads, ruby red & old olive stampin' write markers
Accessories: choc chip 1 inch stitched grosgrain ribbon, ruby red brads (Earth Elements® pack)
Tools: large & small oval punch, paper piercer

Friday 6 March 2009

Guava & olive Folder Set

Today's project is a set of note cards & envelopes in a folder I made for my dear friend Robyn's birthday In December (smiling & waving hi ya Rob). This set is similar to this one, but I changed the folder to give more room for the cards & make it free-standing. This set reminded me (again) how much I'm going to miss this year's in colours, as there are so many in there.The flower images are a combination of 'Pick a Petal' (which I'm overjoyed is not retiring) & True Friend' (hopefully returning) sets. The colours are guava, ruby red, really rust & olive & the papers are 'Fall Flowers' & 'Olive Prints'. Thanks again to Sarah for sharing your butterfly card idea in these cute cards & to happy2stamp4ever on Splitcoast for the tulip card I saw in this gorgeous set.The flower on the cover was stamped in guava on whisper white cut out & raised on dimensionals. The stem is always artichoke grosgrain ribbon & the button is ruby red (Earth Elements pack - also retiring) I've tied the box with groovy guava double stitched ribbon. The inside flaps are held closed with olive brads.If you have any questions about the folder or cards, or would like to order any of the items I used, just e-mail me at colourmehappy@optusnet.com.au.
Have a great weekend everyone.
PS: I made another version of this folder with Eastern Blooms & Bali Breeze paper for my last class on the 28th. I'll show you that version soonish.
PPS: Both the 'Fall Flowers' & 'Olive Prints' paper packs are on sale for $8.96 per pack & Groovy guava ink pads are also on sale for $7.46 until sold out (or the end of this month).
Stamps: Pick a Petal, True Friend (Spring Mini), Think Happy Thoughts, Short & Sweet, It's Your Birthday (Retiring)
Card: Note Cards & Envelopes, Groovy guava, old olive, whisper white, really rust
Paper: Fall Flowers (Retiring), Olive Prints (Retiring)
Ink: groovy guava, really rust, old olive, ruby red
Accessories, groovy guava double stitched ribbon (retiring), always artichoke grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, olive brads
Tools: Punches – large & small ovals, scallop circle, 1 3/8 & 1 ¼, ½ inch circles, word window, boho flowers (Spring Mini)

Thursday 5 March 2009

Going wild with Jersey one more time

Back in July, some of you might remember I made a little box of wild cards with the fantastic 'Wild About You' set (I am so grateful this isn't retiring). At the same time, I made a double pocket bag with the Jersey Shore paper I used & was going to make another set of cards to put in it. Well, about 7 months later, here they are. All I needed was a good reason to make them & that was to give as a gift. (waving - Hi Lyndell). Since Jersey Shore paper is retiring, I thought I'd give you a final lookie. The animals are stamped in the same colours as the Jersey Shore paper. I also used 'It's Your Birthday' for the greetings (I told you – it's a goodie!). The cards are pretty simple, so I won't waffle any more, but if you have any questions, just drop me an e-mail.

Bye for now


Stamps: Wild About You, It's Your Birthday, In the Spotlight
Card/Paper: whisper white, pumpkin pie, brilliant blue, wild wasabi
Ink: brilliant blue, wild wasabi, pumpkin pie, bashful blue, Jersey Shore paper
Accessories: white & bashful blue 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon
Tools: 1 3/8 inch square punch, Scallop Square punch, 3/4 inch circle punch, 7/8 inch circle punch (non SU), horizontal slot punch

Sweet Sunday 2 – Outlaw Style

OK, I've found the photo of the 3rd card I made using Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 2 layout. I made this for a really good male friend of ours. I struggle a bit with male cards, but surprisingly, this came together very quickly. I really think this layout is easy to work & fits so many themes. Maybe I'll have to try some more.

The motifs are punched from a sheet of 'Outlaw' paper, which I also used on the background. I raised the motifs on dimensionals & 3 choc chip circles. I used half of a saying from the 'It's Your Birthday' set of greetings on the front & the other half on the inside. I also stamped some creamy caramel card with the 'Weathered' background. The ribbon slide on twill tape adds extra texture.

This is another almost all retiring card, as 'It's Your Birthday', 'Outlaw' paper & the pewter hodgepodge are all retiring. Stocks of 'It's Your birthday' (which is a really flexible birthday set) are running low as of yesterday, so contact me quickly if you'd like to order it or anything else on the list. Speaking of the retirement list, I'll keep updating stock availability on the right bar, rather than in each post, so keep an eye on it there. Anyway, thanks for looking.


Stamps: It's Your Birthday, Weathered background
Card/Paper: naturals ivory, really rust, creamy caramel & choc chip card
, Outlaw designer paper
Ink: Chocolate chip, creamy caramel
Accessories: vintage brads, Hodgepodge Hardware ribbon slide
Tools: 1 inch circle punch

Wednesday 4 March 2009

Sweet Sunday Blooms (& winners)

I'm trying to get on track & show you some more of what I've been making, so without any further waffle, I have 2 cards to show you today. I made this one for my fabulous friend Kellie's birthday. (waving & smiling at ya Kellie!).This was also the first card I made with the gorgeous Eastern Blooms set & Bali Breeze paper from the Summer Mini. You'll be seeing lots more of these in the next couple of weeks, as I've been using it HEAPS. Love love love them.
The layout was based on Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 2, which I totally loved. I started with 'Blooms' & Happy Everything for the panel & it just grew & grew. I then realised I would have to make the card front much bigger than standard to make the proportions work (nothing like careful planning is there?). So, in the end I think the card front was a couple of cm's smaller than half an A4 sheet (& fitted into a C5 envelope). I really liked how it turned out, so I hope Kellie did too.

Anyway, after I finished Kellie's card, I had another play with the layout to see if I could make a standard sized version & simplify it a bit – as I'm always happier when I keep it simple. This was this was the result.
I liked it a lot, so decided to use it as one of the projects for my Summer Mini class on Jan 31st., where it also went down well. I just remembered that I made another card with this layout, for a male friend's birthday, but I can't find the photo, so I'll show you that one later if I find it.
Thanks so much Karen for a great sketch & for so generously sharing your awesome creations & ideas. I'm definitely going to try some more.
We have a winner...or 2
Thanks to Michelle & Kim for playing along with the retiring items giveaway in my So Long Mr Crabby post. You were both spot-on with all your picks, except for the inks, which were actually blue bayou, soft sky & groovy guava. No wild wasabi, the green actually celery (which thankfully for my sanity is not retiring). A special woo hoo to Michelle for figuring out 'Polka Dots & Petals'. I thought that was a tricky one! Can you both please e-mail me with your full name & snail addresses, so I can send your prizes. I'll edit the Crabby post to list the full supply list.
Anyway, must go. Thanks for looking.
Supplies:Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Happy Everything
Card/Paper: old olive, purely pomegranate, pretty in pink, whisper white, Bali Breeze designer paper, Summer Picnic designer Paper
Ink: old olive & purely pomegranate, groovy guava ink pads, rose red, tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie & regal rose markers
Accessories: old olive brads, silver brads, purely pomegranate satin ribbon (not available), purely pomegranate double stitched ribbon, dimensionals
Tools: scallop edge punch, paper piercing tool

Monday 2 March 2009

Retirement List Update

Just a quick post to say I've updated the retirement list on the side bar --> to show that the following items are no longer available as of today.

Item Code - Description
103195 - Gifts Galore wheel
107561 - Garden Annuals wheel
109610 - Leaf Prints wheel
109610 - Confetti Simply Scrappin' Kit

If you haven't had a look at the retirement list, yet, please check it out soon, as there are some serious bargains in it. Back tomorrow with another update & maybe a winner from this post.


Sunday 1 March 2009

Retirement List Update

Hi again. I've been on the Stampin' Up! website again & the following items are no longer available. I'll continue to post updates to this list as they become available.

Item Number - Product Description
Stamp Sets

108748 - Best Friend Numbers
107565 - Flip Flops
107212 - Mateys Map
Ink Refills
109020 - Wild Wasabi Classic Ink Refill
109015 - Soft Sky Classic Stamin' Ink Refill
109016 - River Rock Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
109017 - Purely Pomegranite Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
109019 - Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
100381 - Earth Elements Eyelets
100378 - Soft Subtle Eyelets
105320 - Basic Eyelets

So long Mr Crabby and more

Well I'm still in shock at the retirement list, but I've been going through my retiring sets this afternoon & seeing one set reminded me that I hadn't shown you a card I made for my gorgeous hubby Damien's 40th birthday, back in November. Sooooo, here it is:
The whole background is colour washed & stamped on watercolour paper. Crabby etc was colouring with my aquapainter & ink from the ink pad lid & water-colour crayons.

Looking again at this card made me realise that there are so many retiring items on it - 4 stamp sets, 1 wheel, 3 in-colour inks & 1 ribbon by my count. Wow! Leave me a comment (by 12pm Tuesday) to tell me what they ALL are & I'll send the first person to correctly name all of them a little pack of my retiring accessories. Open to everyone – friends, customers, demos, yes you too!

I'll post a supply list after the blog lolly (we are in Australia after all) has been won. Thanks for looking & good luck figuring it out!
Bye for now & happy guessing!
Di J

Going Going....retirement list is up!

It's time to say goodbye to some old favourites while Stampin' Up! makes room in our new catalogue for new stamps and accessories. There are LOTS & LOTS on the list (sob) & some items are discounted between 25 & 50% off (yay!). Retiring items have never been discounted before, so it was quite a surprise when I saw it, not to mention a shock when I saw some of the sets on the list.

There are a huge number of stamp sets on the list (some at 25% off), all our in-colour products (big sob), most, if not all designer paper packs (some 25-50% off), all scrapping kits (some at 25% off), Simply Sent™ kits (all 25% off) & lots more you need to check out yourself!

If you’ve been waiting to purchase stamp sets and accessories on the list, this will be your last chance before they disappear! The retired list promotion goes from 1-31 March 2009, but all stocks will only be available until sold out....which is usually very quickly. So, once you’ve gotten over the shock too, contact me to order your choice of goodies. OK, got to run & get ready for church.

View the list in alphabetical order here

View the list in catalogue page order here

Back laterish

Edited: PS. I just saw a sneak peek that ink pads look to be going to $11.95 in the new catalogue, so you might like to think about ordering the next ones on your wishlist this month.