Friday, June 24, 2011

A Little Sneak Peak

This week at Sisters in Stamping we are sharing a little sneak peak with all of you of what's to come in the new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. I personally am so excited about the new catalog.  There are so many great new stamp sets, wonderful new In-colors (including a much requested lighter purple), fun new accessories and awesome new Designer Series Papers. 

I decided to use one of the new Hostess Exclusive stamp sets called Posy Punch.  It works wonderfully with the Fancy Flower, 1" circle, and the 3/4" circle punches.  This set is going to be so much fun to work with because of how easy it will be to create great looking cards with minimal effort.  You know that's my favorite thing, fast, easy but looks great.

I also used the Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It matches on eof the new stamp sets too.  Wait until you see taht one. One more sneak peek on my card is one of the new in-colors, Calypso coral.  The other color used was Daffodil Delight.

Hope you have enjoyed the sneak peak this week. Don't forget to jump on over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to see a few more sneak peeks.  Want your own copy of the new 2011-2012?  Book your July or August workshop and come to the my annual new catalog open house on Friday, July 8th from 5:30 Pm - 9:00PM at the Sleep Inn in Dunmore.  There will be several make n takes, samples, door prizes and specials for that evening only.  Mark you calendar.  I'll see you there!

Thanks for stopping by again.  See you soon!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Christmas In July

You are invited to attend the New Catalog Open House event on Friday, July 8th, 2011.  All information is below.  We will have a great time celebrating Christmas in July.  You won't want to miss out on this.  All are welcome.  Bring a Friend to share the fun.

Click on the image to see a larger view (and be able to read it without a magnifying glass).

Friday, June 17, 2011

A little Pizzazz

Thanks for stopping by again.  It's Fabulous Friday again (one day, hopefully soon, I will post more often than once a week).  I just can't believe how fast the weeks go by anymore.  Anyway, over at Sisters in Stamping we are showcasing retiring stamp sets again.  There are so many great sets that it's really hard to choose which one you want to create with.  I want to use all of them.  But lo and behold, I narrowed it down to one, Petal Pizzazz this week.

I also used some of the Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper (DSP) (which is also retiring) on the front of the card.  I love using the designer paper as a sounding board for choosing my color palette.  This card uses Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink and Concord Crush cardstock because that's what the DSP told me.  lol

Not a difficult, extremely technique laden card but it really is pretty in person.  I love the look of the striped DSP with the embossed dots on the pink layer.  I then used the scallop edge punch for the vanilla strip of cardstock.  There really is a lot of texture going on on this card. 

The large flower is stamped directly on the vanilla square cardstock.  The other two flowers are stamped on scrap vanilla and cut out.  They are attached to the large flower using dimensionals.  Being that the set is called Petal Pizzazz, I decided to add some final pizzazz to the front of the card by adding a rhinestone to the center of the smallest flower.

I added a layer of vanilla cardstock to the inside of the card because it's difficult to write on the gray cardstock.  It is stamped with a couple of flowers just to dress it up a bit and bring the outside to the inside.

Hope you like it.  BTW, if you are attending my Retirement Open House this evening (from 5:30 - 8PM) this is one of the two cards you will be making.  Have I tempted you??????????

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog for more ideas using retiring stamp sets.  There are a few short weeks left to order your favorite Stampin' Up! sets and accessories that will soon be gone forever.  Don't miss out, head over to my store by clicking below to place your order.  Or you can always call or email me your order.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Say it Isn't So

It's time to say goodbye to many of our favorite stamp sets. I know it's hard to believe that it's that time of year again but it's true.  Come June 30th, many sets will be retired.  This week at Sisters in Stamping we are sharing with you some of our favorite stamp sets that will be leaving us in a few short weeks.

I dedided to work with the nice and easy notes set.  I love this set because it's great for new stampers.  There's a little something for almost every occasion all in one set.  It's a great beginner set.  Get the set, black stamp pad, some cardstock and some coloring medium and you are ready to make a ton of cards.

I picked the birthday cake for several reasons.  1. You can never have enough birthday cards.  2. I'm stamping birthday cards with one the classes at the elementary school today. 3. I'm hosting (and participating) in a shoebox swap later this evening and needed a quick card for everyone to make.  How are those reasons.  This ended up doing triple duty for me.  Gotta love when one card can be used for so many different things.  lol

I also used the retiring Sweet & Sour Specialty Designer paper on the card.  I'm really going to miss this paper.  I've used it a lot.  The cake was watercolored using Rose Red and Pumpkin Pie ink pads and a blender pen.  To finish it off, I glittered the top of the candles and the icing on the cake.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for a few more retiring stamp set ideas.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fabulous Father's Friday

Say that three times fast.  lol   Welcome to another Fabulous Friday posting.  This week at Sisters in Stamping we are showcasing Father's Day cards.  Any of these cards can easily be turned into a Birthday, thank you, or thinking of you card for any male in your life that you need to give a card to.

I decided to use the single stamp from the Summer Mini Catalog called Sail Away.  It's a nice size stamp that you can use alone on a card.  I used the retiring (at the end of this month) Sanded background in Baja Breeze to add more of the water look to the card.  The sailboat was stamped in Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cardstock.  I used a blender pen with crumb cake, baja breeeze and soft suede classic ink pads to color it in.  For the greeting I used the Wonerful Favorites set.  That has every family member covered.  I decided to finish it off with the Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine (also in the Summer Mini Catalog).  And of course (but you already know this, right) the whole main image is attached to the base using dimensionals.

Don't forget to check out the Sisters in Stamping blog for even more masculine/Father's Day ideas. 

If you haven't checked out the retiring lists yet, be sure to do that.  The links can be found on the side of the main page of my blog.  There is separate links for each list: stamps, accessories, and decor elements.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

They're Here!!!!

It's June 1st and they have arrived.  What? you ask.  The retiring lists, stamps, accessories and decor elements.  Be sure to check out the list and place your order today.  The accessories and decor elements are on a first come, first served basis.  Once they are gone, they are gone forever.

Last Chance Retiring Stamps     CLICK HERE

Last Chance Retiring Accessories    CLICK HERE

Last Chance Retiring Decor Elements     CLICK HERE

Mark your calendar now for my annual Retirement Party, Friday, June 17, 2011.  More details to follow.  However, as I mentioned above, don't wait to order your retiring accessories until then because they really DO move FAST.