Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Gymnastics Thank-you cards

I made these thank-you cards for a co-worker. I work at a Gymnastics Club and themed greeting cards are hard to come by! The gymnastics image is not a Stampin' Up! Stamp- sadly it was really hard to find nice gymnastics stamps out there- I lucked out and found these ones online. Our club colour is the dark burgundy, so Cherry Cobbler fits quite nicely! It was nice to use some of the DSP from the new Holiday Mini (Season of Style DSP Stack)

Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP Stack
Other: Label Collection Framelits, Dimensionals, Silver Brads.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Pals Paper Arts Challenge #165

I love sketch challenges and I found this week's Pals Paper Arts challenge while browsing on Mary Fish's website! She's always got some great cards on there! Anyways, I just put in my first order this week and my stuff arrived today- just in time for nap time! I love how that works out!
I pre-ordered from the new holiday catalogue and thought I'd play with the stamps and paper from there for this challenge!

Here's what I came up with. The stamp set is Festive Flurries and has matching framelit dies to go with it! How great is that! (Love them!) I cut out the 3rd Smallest label from the Labels Collection (#125598) and drew stitching lines around the outside using the Island Indigo marker. The little strip of DSP was put through the bottom of the scallop oval punch to give it a nice scalloped edge.

Stamps: Festive Flurries, Petite Pairs
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo
Paper: Winter Frost, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White
Other: Festive Flurry Framelits, Label Collection Framelits, Small Oval punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Paper Piercer, Island Indigo Marker, Silver Brads, Dimensionals.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

8x8 Scrapbook page

I love this picture of Zak, Steve and I. This is just about 2 hours after he was born.
It's a very simple layout, but turned out really cute.

Stamps: Baby Prints
Paper: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo
Punches: Small Heart
Other: Dimensionals, Island Indigo Ribbon.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Another Chevron Birthday Card

Here is another card using the positively chevron background stamp! This time just inking with one colour. Not Quite Navy.
Can you tell I'm in love with this set? :-)

Stamps: Positively Chevron, Create-a-cupcake, Fabulous Florets
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzaz
Punches: Word Window, Modern Label
Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Other: Dimensionals, brads, baja breeze seam binding ribbon.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Magnetic Platform unavailable for purchase

Due to an unfortunate backorder situation, the Big Shot Magnetic Platform (item 130658) will be temporarily turned off Thursday, July 18, at 12:01 AM (MT). This means that you and your customers won't be able to buy it until further notice. While we're thrilled to be offering a product that you and your customers clearly like, we regret not being able to anticipate just how much you would like it. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 
Here are answers to some of the questions you might have:
Why are you doing this?
We went through what we thought would be a 13-week supply of the Magnetic Platform in just three weeks, and rather than continuing the backorder situation for you and your customers, we believe it's best to make it unavailable for purchase until we can replenish our inventory. Our supplier is working at capacity to meet our demand, and we will continue working closely with them to get the situation addressed as quickly as possible.
When will the Magnetic Platform be available?
We expect that it will be available early fall.
What if I already ordered it when it was on backorder?
We'll fill all closed backorders as we get more Magnetic Platforms in. We are receiving periodic shipments from our vendor and as soon as they come in we'll fulfill orders in the approximate order they were received.

Hopefully we'll be able to order it again soon!

Chevron Birthday Card

This card was made using the positively chevron stamp set and the mixed bunch stamp set. I coloured in each line of the chevron stamp with my markers to create this background pattern! The colours are Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy. The ribbon and button are Pear Pizzaz.

Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Positively Chevron, Create a cupcake
Other: Markers, Bashful Blue Ribbon, Pear Pizzaz button and ribbon. Dimensionals. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Z's Birthday Invitations

We're doing a Mega Blocks/Lego theme for Z's birthday next month- so these are the invites that I created to send out! I cased this card from Angela McKay, and changed up the colours to suit the papers I had on hand. The circles are the 3/4" punch and the colours are old olive, daffodil delight and Not Quite Navy. I used the white gel pen to create the highlights on the circles and popped them up with dimensionals. Ange had hers all nicely sponged, but as I was creating 15 of these I decided to skip that step! I think they still look ok....

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Update your Markers!

In the 2013-2014 annual catalogue, we offer the Stampin' Write Marker New Colour Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, we've sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colours in the pack or on their own! Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.
 130034  $37.95 Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
 131899  $4.50 Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
 131265  $4.50 Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
 131902  $4.50 Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
 131901  $4.50 Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
 131905  $4.50 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
 131266  $4.50 Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
 131904  $4.50 Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
 131898  $4.50 Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
 131900  $4.50 Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
 131903  $4.50 Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker

Thursday, July 4, 2013

DSP Deal!

Offer Dates: July 1-31, 2013
Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free!
The Fine Print:
  • These items don't qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalogue preorder
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you're paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you're paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item.
  • Orders may be placed on any type of order (demonstrator, workshop, customer, or online).
  • No limits. Order six? You'll get two for free. Nine? You'll get three for free.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalogue pages 151, 153, and 154.