Saturday, September 25, 2010

New Style Punches

Those of you who have seen the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue will have noticed that the style of their punches has changed. They are now a more slim line design, that can be closed when not in use. Today I came across this video explaining a few facts about the new design punches. I'm sure you will find it interesting. Check it out here.

Here's the cute little owl, one of my favorites in the new punches.

Thanks for looking, hope you find the video useful.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Idea Book & Catalogue Things!

Yay! I have finally found a few moments to have a bit of a play with some of my new things. Only a little play though, I've been busy with a couple of launch nights this past week, and a workshop the week before. On top of all that we have been really busy at work so I am definately looking forward to the school holidays.
Below are the projects that everyone made at my launch nights. The small gift card and origami box were made using Very Vanilla, Real Red and Basic Black card stock, and the new DSP Newsprint. We also used the new stamp For You Flower and the matching Fancy Flower XL punch. There's a little bit of Real Red ribbon and Old Olive ribbon there too. (My sample has a Vanilla base to the box, but I decided the base looked better in black so everyone else did that.) We used the Fancy Flower punch to make the flower on top of the box too. I think everyone was a little bit nervous about all the scrunching and screwing up we did on the flower, but they loved the results.

This was the third item that everyone made. This card uses the Medallion stamp as the main feature, but we also used Teeny Tiny Sentiments and Petal Pizzazz. The ink and card colours are Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point , and we used the 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle and scalloped circle punches. There's a rhinestone brad there in the middle of the flower, and we used a dauber for the sponging around the edges. I did get the idea for this card from someone on the Stampin' Up! demonstrators website.

Here's what I made at the workshop I did recently

All these things were made before my big order from the new Idea Book & Catalogue arrived. Thank goodness demonstrators get to pre order from new catalogues. My real order arrived on the day of my first launch night. So I opened the boxes and had a quick look but had to restrain myself. I didn't have time to do anything more than look. With another launch the next night I had to wait another day.
I had put my name down to take part in a swap of cards made with products from the new catalogue, so I really did have to get in there and start inking up those new stamps. I made a card using the Delightful Decorations stamp set and the Sassy Sparkles jumbo wheel. The sentiment is from the Many Merry Messages set. I used the new XL Ornament punch that matches the Delightful Decorations set and the Contempo Christmas set. Card stock and inks are from the new In Colors Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz plus Whisper White card stock. I think it looks great. I hope you like it. I imagine those of you who attend my card making nights might be seeing this or a version of this card sometime soon.

Thanks for looking


Saturday, September 11, 2010

September Special Offer

Sign up to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during September and receive all of the above In Color products for FREE! That's five Classic Stampin' Pads, five Stampin' Write Markers and an assorted pack of the smooth A4 cardstock. All this is valued at $84.90, it could be yours for FREE.

Join up and become a demonstrator, and for just $289 you will receive the great Stampin' Up! starter kit full of fabulous products and business supplies valued at $515.

Contact me today for further details.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's Here!

After much anticipation the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue is now available. I was going to do this post yesterday, but I was a bit busy putting in my order. Demonstrators could do a pre order of a selection of items from the new book, but the things I was really keen on didn't happen to be in that selection. Of course I still managed to pre order some things. However yesterdays order was slightly larger :)

If you would like your own copy of the IB&C please contact me. I am selling them for the special price of $10 during September. The regular price is $12.95. If you don't live local to me then postage would apply on top of the $10.To view the catalogue on line just click here. If you are booked into one of my launch nights later this month then you will receive a copy of the catalogue then.

Have a great day!