Hello Stampin' Friends!
I hope you're enjoying your weekend!
I've been busy putting my order together – making my list, checking it twice! – because I'm going to be taking advantage of this weekend's FREE SHIPPING!!
How about you? Have you checked out the Colour Refresh, to see what papers, inks and embellishments you want to stock up on, before your favourites retire? I know I am!!
And, I'm getting myself one of those fabulous This and That 'Epic Day' Journal Bundles (item #133350 $40.67) while they're 15% off! You get the Journal, Designer Series Paper, Rotary Stamp, Washi Tape and Stickers, all for the one price! Of course, you can always buy extras individually (like, I think I'm gonna need more washi tape! lol)
And – did you hear the good news?! Stampin' Up! is extending March's selection of Single Stamps until July!! Yay!! I had so many people who were upset because they fell in love with these stamps, and didn't get their order in – well, now's the time!!
There's a funny story around this card that I want to share with you; a few days ago, I shared with you pictures of our Easter dinner & the cards & goodies I had made. Well, the day before Easter was my Sister-in-law's birthday, so we were celebrating that, too. I brought the cake – but I forgot to bring her card, which of course I had made especially for her!! 🙁
Well, lucky for me, I have a very understanding sis-in-law; I popped her card in the mail the next day, and she got it a couple of days later. And yes, she did like it!!
So, now that she's received her card, I can share it with you here:
Inks: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Gumball Green
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Stamps: Blooming Marvelous
Extras: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder; Soda Pop Top; Calypso Coral ribbon (SAB)
Tools: Big Shot (flattening Soda Pop Top); dimensionals, glue stick.
I achieved the 2 different 'tones' of the inks by inking up the stamp, stamping directly onto the Whisper White card stock, then stamping again immediately afterwards, without re-inking the stamp. This gave the 2nd, lighter tone of the same ink! The butterflies I stamped on scrap pieces of Whisper White, and cut out with my Paper Snips, and popped up with dimensionals onto the flower-stamped panel.
I just love this 'Blooming Marvelous' stamp set, which was one of the free sets you could choose during Sale-a-bration. I'm very sad that it's not going to be carried over into the new catalogue; at least, that's the way it usually goes; the items in Sale-a-bration are exclusive to that promotion, and retire right afterwards. (with the exception of the mini punch, this time!)
I am happy, however, that Pool Party and Calypso Coral are not 2 of the retiring colours! I just love them together 🙂
As soon as you get your order list together, you can either order directly through my online store (click the 'Order Now' button to the right, or on my signature), or give me a call or email, and I'll submit your order for you. If you have any questions, I'm happy to help you out! 604.298.0472 firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to hear from you soon! Until then – Happy Stampin'!