Sitting Here for the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

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Hello again my friend!  Welcome to another sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

Well, June 1st is the start of the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, so you’re going to be seeing a lot of new products from now on – hopefully you’ll be getting lots of inspiration for what to order, and what to create with  your new sets.

This week’s challenge is a great one – I love this layout:

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I decided that it gave me the perfect opportunity to  use the new Sitting Here stamp set:

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In the stamp set, the bench is actually a swinging bench, suspended with ropes, but I just wanted mine to be on the ground, so I masked off the ropes, and stamped the bench in Soft Suede ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I used  a combination of Sponge Daubers and Aqua Painters with Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party ink pads to create the grass and sky, and stamped the ‘shade/shadow’ image below the bench in Pear Pizzazz ink as well.

I used my Blender Pen and Crumb Cake ink pad to colour in the bench, and Stampin’ Write Markers in Pool Party and Sweet Sugarplum to colour the bench cushion.  On a scrap piece of Whisper White, I stamped the cat in Memento Black ink, and used my Markers in Peekaboo Peach and Smoky Slate to create a sort of marmalade/tabby cat 🙂  I then fussy cut the cat with my Paper Snips, and sat him on the bench using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To put the card together, I started with a card base in Blushing Bride, and added a panel of Whisper White that I had stamped using the Work of Art stamp set brush stroke image, in Blushing Bride ink.  I then attached two panels using 2 different patterns from the retiring Birthday Bouquet DSP.  The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Pool Party ink, and added beneath the stamped image using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then stamped the small pillow from the Sitting Here set in Memento Black, and coloured it using the Markers in Blushing Bride and the new Sweet Sugarplum.  I attached some loops of Gold Thread behind the pillow and added it at the end of the sentiment.  Two retiring Candy Dots in Blushing Bride completed the card.

This is one of my favourite new stamp sets; as soon as I saw it in the new catalogue, I knew I was going to order it, so I was very happy to see it in the list of products that we demonstrators could pre-order.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my card; please be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration, at the Paper Craft Crew page.  Then create  your own card, using new, current or retired products, and link  up for the challenge!  I’ll be looking for your card!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Kick-Off Party Fun!

Woohoo!!  We had lots of fun at my New Catalogue Kick Off Party this past Sunday, thanks to my wonderful friends and customers!

I know that not everyone was able to attend, so if you didn’t have someone pick up a catalogue for you, just send me an email or give me a phone call, and I’ll arrange to get one to you.

We started off with everyone having a look at the display table as they came in, as well as the cards and samples of products:

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You can see that right up front, taking centre stage, are the new In Colours!  They are gorgeous – and even better when you see them in person!  In case you’ve been on another planet, or lost your internet connection for the past month and haven’t already seen them,, the new colours are – from top left to bottom right – Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach.

To celebrate these amazing new colours, I’m offering a special class:

JUNE 2016 ONLY – MEET THE NEW IN COLOURS CLASS!

 Class will include:

  • 1 each of the 5 new In Colour Ink Pads (Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo)
  • 5 Cards plus envelopes to be completed in class – 1 card each to feature each new In Colour
  • Special Colour Combination Chart – showing possible colour combinations for each new In Colour, combining the new and existing colours in all of the colour families.

Class Cost: $45*

*(regular cost for just the set of 5 ink pads, plus tax & shipping = $50.27)

Class Date*: Friday, June 17th 7:00 pm (or alternatively Sunday June 26th 2:00 pm)

*Class Date(s) are flexible, depending on participants schedules

Prepayment must be made so that Ink Pads can be ordered on June 1st.

Here is a picture of the 5 cards that we’ll be making in class; you can see in the picture above the colour charts on the right hand side of the display board:

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This offer is only valid from June 1st – June 30th, 2016, and only through me!  If you want to sign up, please send me an email at debsmart@shaw.ca, or call me at 604.298.0472 with  your payment information.

If you don’t live close enough to attend the class, but would like to take advantage of this great offer, send me an email, and I can order the ink pads for you, and mail you the colour charts, the cards and envelopes, plus instructions for stamping, all for the same cost – I just can’t do the actual stamping for you.  *(you must live within Canada for this offer)*

When everyone had arrived, each person received their own New Catalogue Survival Kit in a bag that I had decorated using the retired Botanicals for You stamp set.  This is what the bags looked like, and what was in the survival kits:

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Then we played a New Catalogue Scavenger Hunt, where everyone had to find the answers to questions by looking through their catalogues for the answers.  The 4 people with the most correct answers won prizes of Stampin’ Spots, Glue Sticks and Doilies.  Here’s a picture of some of the ladies, working hard on locating the answers:

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Next, we had fun playing a ‘Left-Right-Left’ game, where I handed out 2 wrapped gifts, and each time I said the words ‘left’ or ‘right’ while telling a story, the gifts had to be passed in that direction.  There were a few tense moments, as everyone wanted to hang onto the presents as long as they could!  In the end, it was Debbie P. who won the #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp, and Colleen K. who won the Artistically Amazing stamp set.  Here are the lucky winners:

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The next part of the fun was the Make & Take, which used the fun new Painter’s Palette stamp set, Playful Palette Designer Series Paper, and some new ink colours:

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The easel was stamped directly onto the Whisper White cardstock in Soft Suede ink, then the strip of DSP laid across the middle.  The brush strokes images from the Painter’s Palette set were then stamped on using Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo ink.  The sentiment was stamped in Emerald Envy ink onto a square of Whisper White, then the brushstrokes stamped on in Peekaboo Peach.  (everyone did their own thing when it came to which colours they wanted to use, and how much – that’s what’s great about this set – artistic license!)  The sentiment was then attached over the easel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Of course, we had to decorate the inside of the card as well!

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The ‘happy birthday’ is from the Tin of Cards stamp set, and then we added more brushstrokes in Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo inks.

I certainly hope everyone had as much fun as I did; it was worth all the work getting ready for the party!  Unfortunately, I forgot to  take a picture of the table with all the goodies; we had a fruit punch and coffee, plus Red Velvet cupcakes, Cream Puffs, Eclairs, Fruit Platter, and crackers & baguettes with 3 different kinds of spreads.   I think everyone went home feeling happy, as well as full! 🙂

Remember – the New Catalogue GOES LIVE TOMORROW, JUNE 1st – if you’d like to order any of the products shown in this post, you can click on the image(s) below, and you’ll be taken to my online store where you can place your order, or contact me directly and I’ll be happy to place your order for you, and answer any questions you may have.  Also – my Special Offer Class for the In Colour Ink Pads is only available from June 1st – 30th, so take advantage not only of the awesome price, but all the extras you get with the class!

I hope you enjoyed seeing some pictures of the fun we had at my Kick-Off Party; if you live in the area, and would like to attend any of my events, just send me an email, or sign up for my newsletter, and then you’ll be in the know for the next event!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Watercooler Wednesday Challenge

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Are you ready for another challenge?!  This week, Kath has a great Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge, with a masculine theme.

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I was initially going to use my Traveler stamp set, but then I remembered that I had loaned it to a friend, so I decided to use the retired SAB set Sky is the Limit.

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I started by stamping the globe and compass images from the retiring Going Global stamp set in Island Indigo ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I then used the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch to cut them out (a little smaller than the actual image size, but that’s what I wanted).  I then punched out the same size circle from Island Indigo cardstock.  The plane from Sky is the Limit was stamped in Archival Gray ink onto Whisper White; I used my snips to cut it out.

I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock, and stamped the little stars from the Big Dipper image in Going Global; I used my Stampin’ Write Island Indigo Marker, as I just wanted the stars, not the whole constellation.   I then glued the two stamped circles onto the panel using Tombow multipurpose glue, then added the Island Indigo circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then added the plane over the Island Indigo circle, again using Dimensionals, then stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner in Island Indigo ink.  The front panel was then glued to the Island Indigo cardstock base, for a nice quick, easy, clean & simple card!

I hope you’ll check out what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration, at the Watercooler Wednesday page.  Then, create your own card, and link it up for the challenge!  I hope you will; after all, Father’s Day is coming up soon, and there’s always birthdays you need cards for – you may as well have them ready!

Thanks for spending some time with me today – until next time, happy stamping!

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PCCCS196 – Sketch Challenge for Paper Craft Crew

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Hello again, and welcome to another challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

This week we have a fun sketch challenge for you – have a look:

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And here is my card:

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Notice anything new?  That’s right – I used lots of new products!    First, I started with a card base of Emerald Envy cardstock.  Next I took a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock, and using the new Painter’s Palette stamp set, stamped the paint splashes in Emerald Envy and Sweet Sugarplum inks.

Next I added a square of  Playful Palette DSP .  I used the Big Shot and the Butterflies Thinlits to die cut the butterfly from Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, and then used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to die cut another pattern from the Playful Palette DSP to layer over it.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Sitting Here stamp set in Emerald Envy onto Very Vanilla cardstock, then used my Snips to cut banner tails on each end.  The sentiment was layered over the middle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This card was fun to put together; I hope you’re looking forward to ordering your new products from the new catalogue!  I’d love to hear what you think of this card, and the new colours/products, if you’d like to leave a comment.

Then, please have a look at the rest of the Design Team’s projects at the Paper Craft Crew page, and I  hope you’ll link up your card!

Thanks for spending some time with me today 🙂  Until next time – happy stamping!

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Last Call for Retiring Products!

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Can you believe it?  There’s only 1 WEEK LEFT to get your products from the retiring Annual and Occasions catalogues!

Many items have already sold out, but there is still time to get a lot of retiring designer papers, stamps, tools and more.  To see the retiring products with images, you can go to my ONLINE STORE, or read SU Retiring List Annual Occasions 2016.   You can either place your order directly online, or contact me and I’ll be happy to place your order on  your behalf.

I also want to remind you that the price increases will go into effect June 1st, so if you wanted to stock up on your cardstock, ink pads, ink refills, adhesives, etc., now is the time to do it!

Two products that are retiring that I will miss are the Fabulous Four stamp set, and the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack.

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This is one of the cards that we made recently at my Birthday Bash card class; the new ‘diagonal split’ paper design is all the rage right now, and a great way to use up your stash of DSP!

I’m busy getting ready for my upcoming New Catalogue Kick-Off Party this coming Sunday; if you’re in the area (Burnaby, B.C., Canada) and would like to come, leave me a comment before this Friday (May 27th), so I can have enough project kits and goodies prepared!

I’ll be back this evening with a project for the Paper Craft Crew challenge – I hope to see you then.

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Guest Stamper

Hello stamping friends!

I just love to see what other people have been creating, so when my Team Member Margaret Peters, sent me a picture of an adorable box she had made, of course I asked her if I could share it with you!

Margaret just joined my team a few months ago, and is fairly new to Stampin’ Up!  She may be new to SU!, but Margaret is a very talented florist, and has a wonderful creative eye!

Here is Margaret’s box:

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Isn’t that adorable?!  It’s meant to hold tealight candles, but I think it would also be perfect for holding little goodies like chocolates 🙂

Margaret also shared with me the tutorial that she used to create the box; unfortunately, the PDF tutorial file is too large for me to load here; if you would like a copy, please leave me a comment, and I can send it to you.    When I have more time, I will re-type it, and include it on my tutorials page.  Be sure to check out my other tutorials – you may find something you want to try!  Just click HERE, or on the ‘Tutorials’ page link at the top of my blog.

I think that two of the main things Margaret has been enjoying since joining Stampin’ Up! has been the incredible sharing of ideas that all demonstrators do, and the great ongoing discount on products!

If you’d like to know how to to join my team as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can CLICK HERE for more information and to join, or if you’d like to talk about the opportunity, please either call or email me (604.298.0472 debsmart@shaw.ca ) and I’d be  happy to talk to you!

I hope you’re inspired to try something new!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Wacky Watercooler May Mash-Up!

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I think that May is one of my favourite months, being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!  This is the month that we get to see the new Annual catalogue – a whole month before anyone else! – and we get to preorder stamp sets, inks, tools, papers, cardstock and embellishments, so that we have a chance to play, and make projects to give you ideas of how awesome they are!

This month’s blog hop is to do just that; give you a sneak peek at some of the new products, and how we’ve used them.  Also, we’re saying goodbye to some of our favourite retiring products, and since Father’s Day is just around the corner, sharing some ideas for some Dad cards and gifts.

If you haven’t taken one of our blog hops before, you may be wondering ‘Wacky Watercooler’??  What’s with that?!  Well, we are a group of SU! demonstrators who get together and hang out at our ‘virtual’ watercooler, just like in the old office days.  We meet up online at the SU! demo only site, and discuss everything from business and creative ideas, to what’s going on in the world, our personal lives, and of course our pets!  (we try to stay away from topics like politics and religion – we want to stay friends, after all! 🙂 )

To enjoy the blog hop is very simple; our posts are linked to the one before and after, so all you have to do is keep clicking in one direction, and you’ll be taken through all the participating posts.  If the technical gremlins get in the way, you can always click on the ‘home’ button, where you’ll find the complete list of participating blogs, and the direct links to each one.

If you’re starting at the beginning – welcome!  I am at the top of the list this time, so I’d like to give you a warm welcome, and I hope that you find much enjoyment and inspiration! 🙂  If you’ve started somewhere else, you may be arriving from either Marsha Reed’s incredible projects, or from Marie Green (have you had time to put your socks back on, because I’m sure they were knocked off!).

For my first project, I’d like to share a card I made using the Serene Silhouettes stamp set, which is retiring (but not leaving my stash!):

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Not only did I use a retiring stamp set, but I also used almost all of the retiring In Colours, as well!  Seriously, I just can’t give up this stamp set yet; it’s been a mainstay of my stamping arsenal, and I won’t part with it until I can find a suitable replacement.  I’m sure I will, eventually.

I started with a panel of Whisper White cardstock, and I used my Sponges and inked, from bottom to top: Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist.  I took my colour inspiration from looking out my kitchen window every evening; we get some gorgeous sunsets, and I see them through the leaves of the trees, just like on my card.   The tree silhouettes was stamped  in Memento Black ink, after I finished the sponging.

The sentiment is taken from another retiring set (that I haven’t used nearly enough) called Beautiful Ride, from the Occasions Catalogue.  I stamped it in Tangelo Twist ink onto Whisper White, then backed it with a strip of Tangelo Twist cardstock.

Behind my stamped panel, I added a piece of Tangelo Twist cardstock that I had first die cut using the retiring Floral Frames Collection Framelits, which I then ran through the Big Shot with the Gently Falling Embossing Folder.  I attached this to a panel of Hello Honey cardstock that I embossed using the retiring World Traveler Embossing Folder (something else that will be staying in my stash).  I lightly sponged over the embossed areas with the Tangelo Twist Sponge Dauber, for a little extra depth.  This was then attached to my card base of Tangelo Twist cardstock.

I have to admit; when I was working on this card, I was thinking of my youngest son, who is graduating from high school next month.  I got a bit emotional, as not only is he graduating, but he is also leaving in September for the University of Liverpool, England – meaning that my baby is leaving the nest, and I’m  going to be a sad momma!  Excited, proud, and nervous – but sad, too.  But my eldest son  is still here!! 🙂

Moving on….my next project is a clean and simple Father’s Day card – or it could be used for a masculine birthday:

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I’m happy to say that the Guy Greetings stamp set is NOT  retiring! 🙂

I started with a card base of the Thick Whisper White cardstock, and added a panel of Basic Black.  Next I  used the Banners Framelits to die cut one from Whisper White cardstock, and one from the Going Places DSP stack.  Then I cut 2 pieces of cardstock in Basic Black and Whisper White, and stamped the classic car image on to the Whisper White in Archival Black ink.  The sentiment was stamped in – you guessed it – Archival Black ink onto Whisper White; I just used my Snips to cut the banner tails.

Everything was attached using Dimensionals to the card base, then to finish it off I added 2 of the White Perfect Accents.  I think it turned out quite well 🙂

Finally – what you’ve really been waiting for – a sneak peek!  This is a new stamp set that I know I’m going to have such fun playing with, and use a lot – it’s called Painter’s Palette, from the upcoming catalogue:

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Isn’t this fun?!  This set has a total of 9 stamps, and I think the ideas are endless!

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I started with a card base in the new Emerald Envy cardstock, then added a panel of Blushing Bride cardstock.  I added some Sweet Sugarplum ink spots across the Blushing Bride, then added a strip of Playful Palette Designer Series Paper across the middle.

I stamped the frame and easel on scrap Whisper White cardstock, and cut them out using the Squares Collection Framelits (frame) and my Paper Snips (easel).  To the frame, I stamped the paint brush strokes in two new In Colours, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo, then added the sentiment on top in Emerald Envy ink.

I assembled the frame and easel with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the middle of the card, and I was done!  I think this makes a quick & cute card, that is easily duplicated if you need lots in a short amount of time.

As I said, I am looking forward to playing a lot more with this set; I’ll be showing off more samples at my upcoming New Catalogue Kick Off Party at the end of this month.

Well, that’s it for my projects; if you have time to leave a comment, I’d love to hear what you think!  Then, you’ll want to click on the ‘Next’ button to see what amazing projects Marsha Reed has for you, or click the ‘Previous’ button if you’re travelling backwards, and want to see Marie Green’s projects.  Either direction, I guarantee you’ll be happy!

Thanks for joining us for this month’s May Mashup blog hop!  Until next time – happy stamping!

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Watercooler Wednesday – Colour Challenge

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Hello, and welcome back to another Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

First, I want to say ‘thank you’ for joining in my hosted challenge ‘All Boxed Up’ last week; there were incredible entries, and new boxes that I want to try making!  It was a tough decision to choose 1 winner,  because they were all wonderful.

This week is Libby’s challenge, which is a colour challenge, using 3 or more of the retiring In Colours – Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist.

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I managed to use all of the colours in my card – take a look:

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I used my Balloon Punch, the Party with Cake and Balloon Celebration stamp sets, and the Confetti Embossing Folder!

I started by embossing my 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Whisper White cardstock with the Confetti embossing folder (first time I’ve used it!).  I then used my Sponge Daubers with Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist ink pads to sponge colour on top of the embossing.

The sentiment from Party with Cake was stamped in Lost Lagoon ink in the center of the embossing.  I then stamped the balloons from the Balloon Celebration stamp set in Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey, the punched them using the Balloon Punch.  I added some of the retired Silver Cording Trim to each balloon, and, then added them to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then attached this panel to my Tangelo Twist card base.

This side-angle picture shows how the balloons look like they’re floating:

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Of course, you can’t have a dull, blank inside for such a fun card –

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I stamped the confetti from the Party with Cake set in Lost Lagoon and Tangelo Twist, as with the sentiment, and then added a couple more balloons.

A very festive card, if I do say so myself!  🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my card – please do check out the rest of the Watercooler Artist’s designs at the Watercooler Wednesday page, then link up your own card, to say good-bye to these In Colours!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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PCCCS195 – Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to another sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!  I just want to say ‘thank you’ for joining in our our challenges; I really enjoy visiting your blog and reading about how you created your project.  I’m always blown away by the creativity that I see, and I appreciate you sharing!

This week’s sketch challenge is one I hope you’ll find interesting  – I think that Pam Staples, our leader, does a great job at coming up with interesting designs.

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I decided to add in a small element from a stamp set that is in the upcoming catalogue; can you spot it?

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Do you see that cute little sleeping dog?!  He’s in a new stamp set called Sitting Here, that you’ll be able to order as of June 1st.  It’s a great set – you’re going to want it, I just know! 🙂

I started with a card base of Crumb Cake cardstock, then added a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock on top of that. The next layer is a pattern from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.

To create my planter box, I used the Hearth & Home Framelits for the top of the box, and then just another scrap piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I then used my Woodgrain background stamp and Crumb Cake ink to make it look like it was made from wood.  After attaching the 2 pieces with Dimensionals, I held it in place on the Very Vanilla cardstock, just long enough so I could place the image stamp from the Number of Years stamp set.

The leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink, and the flowers added in Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride.  Once that stamping was done, I then attached my planter using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sleeping dog in Soft Suede ink onto a punched 1″ Circle of Very Vanilla, then used my Blender Pen and Crumb Cake ink pad to colour him in.  I popped it on top of an offset 1″ Circle of Mint Macaron cardstock, and again used Dimensionals to attach it to my card front.

The little flowers were punched from Blushing Bride cardstock using a retired ‘Itty Bitty’ punch; I layered 2 flowers together, then added a Pearl Embellishment in the middle of each one.

I didn’t add a sentiment to this card front; this will allow me to either use it as is, and just focus on the inside sentiment, or I can add one later.  I think this type of card can be used for any number of different occasions – and we all need lots of those!

I hope you’ll check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards – they’re sure to give you lots of inspiration.  Just go to the Paper Craft Crew page, then link up your card after you’ve created it.  I’ll be looking for it! 🙂

Thanks for spending some time with me today – I would love to read any comment you would care to leave for me.

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Time is Running Out!

 

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It’s already May 17th, and time is running out if you want to get any of the Retiring stamps, cardstock, DSP, etc.!

May 31st is the absolute last day to order, but if you wait too long, you just may be too late.

See the complete, updated  Retiring List Annual Occasions_NA_CA_ENG  by clicking on this link.  Remember, the stamps will continue to be manufactured until May 22nd, but after that, it will be ‘while supplies last’.   Most of the retiring In Colour ink pads, refills and cardstocks are now gone, but there is still a good selection of embossing folders, punches, dies and embellishments available.

Some things that you may not have noticed on the retiring list are the Glue Sticks, the Brayer, the Diagonal Scoring Plate, just to name a few.  So be sure to take a good look at the list, so that you’re not disappointed, come May 31st!

Price Increase:

Also a good reason to stock up now, as I mentioned in a post last week, is that here in Canada, there is an overall average 7% price increase on everything in the catalogue, effective June 1st.

So, you can stock up now on your basics, like Whisper White, Very Vanilla cardstock (and other colours, of course), your Stampin’ Dimensionals and other adhesives, and even the stamp sets that are not retiring, because they will be increasing in price, as well.  While the increases are not drastic, to me, every little bit helps – I know I’m stocking up on the essentials I use all the time!

Bundles:

While some bundles (stamp set with coordinating dies or punch) may not be retiring, they will not be returning as specially priced bundles!  This means that they will be offered separately at the new, full price.  To take advantage of the special 15% bundle price, you’ll need to order before May 31st – even sooner, because they’re going fast!

Have I whipped you into a shopping frenzy yet?!  🙂  I don’t mean to cause a panic, but I know that every year, I always have people coming to me, looking for products that have retired, sold out, and are gone!  Don’t be a victim of eBay overpricing – shop now!

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Okay – now I’m going back to re-organizing my paper racks, so I can fit in my new In Colour cardstock, and make room for upcoming DSP.

I’ll be back this evening with my Paper Craft Crew challenge card – I hope to see you then!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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