Monday, July 30, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
I made this sample with current sets from the Stampin' Up! catalogue, but using the In Colors from 2006/2007. I still have the inks and some of the cardstock and ribbon that I need to use up. Hope you like it!
SS: In the Spotlight (hostess), All About U (sentiment), Priceless (flourishes in yellow), Linen (background).
CS: Marigold Morning, Cool Caribbean, Vintage Violet, Whisper White
Ink: Vintage Violet, Marigold Morning, Cool Caribbean
Other: Scallop and circle punches (not SU!), Vintage Violet Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals
It is time for another Stampin' Up! sale! In the month of August, if you order the "Three For You" Punch Box for $62.95, you will receive this assortment of 30 textured Love Notes and Very Vanilla envelopes free (valued at $17.95). They are 3" x 3", and they are adorable. And, if you haven't had a chance to try out the new textured cardstock, this is the ultimate opportunity! You can see what the cardstock looks like just by looking at the front cover of the Fall/Winter 2007 Catalogue. Both projects on the front of it are using the new textured cardstock.
I don't have the Punch Box yet, but I have been eyeing it since the catty came out. I will absolutely be taking advantage of this promo, and if any of my customers would like to, just e-mail me, or call me, or post a comment below.
This is what you would receive (or check the link here to look at the Punch Box, http://catalogs.shoplocal.com/Stampinup/index.aspx?pagename=moreinfo&fsid=504747fb-3f6a-4b6c-a2ee-4d961e61376a&storeid=1039273&uniqueid=10608681&circularid=11000):
- EXCLUSIVE Trio Flower Punch
- 9-piece DIE CUT stamp set (that means you do not have to cut them out, just mount them!)
- Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, and Wild Wasabi ink spots (these ink spots are exclusive to this Punch Box and cannot be purchased on their own)
- Adorable storage/keepsake tin
Assorted Textured cardstock:
- 30 pre-scored, textured, 3" x 3" cards: 10 each of So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate, and Wild Wasabi
- 30 small square Very Vanilla envelopes
It's going to be a fun one!
Friday, July 20, 2007
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Oh my goodness,
I can't believe it's that time of year again. Stampin' Up! has given us demonstrators a sneek peek at the Holiday Mini Catalogue, which will be valid for the months of September, October, and November 2007.
They have some absolutely adorable stuff coming out, a few are my personal favourites. As demonstrators, we are able to pre-order the products a month in advance for ourselves to get familiar with. I will absolutely be making an order next month in order to showcase the new products coming out. You can be sure I will be using the stuff at my Christmas card stamp camp in September. They have also got some really nice Thanksgiving stuff on its way.
We were also advised today that Sell-A-Bration 2008 (where you spend a certain amount of money on product and earn free stamp sets) will be in February and March (not Januray and February). They have decided this because they are releasing semi-annual catalogues now, one in July and one in January, which means they won't need a promotion in January.
This was just an update for all my customers and on-lookers!
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
So, I'm sure all of you know what acetate is. Ya know, overhead transparencies? Those clear plastic pages that teachers used on the overhead machine to project lessons onto a screen?
Anyway, I found a card where the card base was acetate instead of cardstock. The tricky thing there is to figure out how to adhere everything without your adhesive (because the card is clear). Go check it out here: http://lindastamps4sanity.blogspot.com/2007/07/doodle-on-acetate.html.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Here is my take on the sketch challenge posted on Beate's blog (http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2007/07/09/oh-where-oh-where-did-my-ups-man-go-oh-where-oh-where-could-he-be/). Go and check it out and see if you can make an addition. Hope you like it!
Posted by Robin McK at 9:21 AM
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Beate has this great sketch challenge up right now. For those of you that don't know what that means, it is a layout. SO, she has posted a certain layout (or sketch), and you can make any card you want with any colours you want, as long as you follow that general layout. She has posted her sample as well as the general sketch sample to follow. I will post my card later. Check out the link here: http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2007/07/09/oh-where-oh-where-did-my-ups-man-go-oh-where-oh-where-could-he-be/. Doing sketch challenges is a great way to try new things and get new ideas!
Posted by Robin McK at 6:42 AM
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Add some more glue onto the end of the previous piece, and adhere the next strip to the 3A line. Trim off excess.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Well, surfing around the net again. I found Joy's blog where she makes the Pick A Petal stamp set sing. Check out her sample here: http://joyofstamping.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2007/07/05/pick-a-petal/.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
So, while I was snooping around the net, I found another girl's blog showcasing how the new In Colors stack up against other colours from already existing families. Visit Jeanne Streiff's blog to see the chart at http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/category/color-charts/.
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Monday, July 2, 2007
My upline was kind enough to send us all this information. If you were looking through the back section of the catalogue at the GORGEOUS designer papers, you'll know what I'm talking about. There are so many of these designs on my "To Get" list. Here are the actual SU! colours that you will find in each set of papers:
Brocade Backgrounds: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, River Rock .
Cerise: Real Red, Very Vanilla .
Charbon: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla .
Creepy Crawly: Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust .
Cutie Pie: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron .
Darling Doodles: Brocade Blue, Groovy Guava, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi .
Dashing: Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla .
Fall Flowers: Old Olive, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky .
Flowers for You: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise .
Le Jardin: River Rock, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Very Vanilla .
Linen Prints: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pink Passion .
Notations No.2: More Mustard, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi .
Outlaw: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla .
Petals & Paisleys: Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Taken with Teal .
Porcelain Prints: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi .
Uptown: Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi .
Wintergreen: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Soft Sky
There it is. If you were looking for some designer papers to match the colours you already have, you may be able to find it in there. Alternatively, if you fell in love with one of the designs, and needed to know which colours you should purchase to co-ordinate, this list will help you greatly.
Thanks Caroline for the breakdown!
Posted by Robin McK at 9:35 AM