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CLICK HERE for retiring items that have sold out (or close to it) . The list is too long to paste here! 

A quick hi to all the lovely ladies who joined in the class on Friday night. We made a number of projects using all retiring sets. It was a great night so thanks again for coming!

Oh and a quick reminder that I’m taking bookings for the VERY EXCITING next class where you’ll get to try out some NEW goodies from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue (yet to be released). It’s on Sunday 5th April. $15,  which includes a FREE copy of the new catalogue!!!

I’ve had a little peek at some of the new rubbah we’ll be getting next month and all I can say is yuuuummmmyyyyy. (Have I mentioned I love little birds??)

Cheers,

 

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Going…going….

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 It’s been fun playing with my "about to retire" stamp sets, as I prepare for the Retirement Party class this Friday. The class is fully booked out, and promises to be a fun and very productive night!

This card uses Bodacious Bouquet (oh I’m going to miss this one) and paper from the Winter Brights Simply Scrappin kit.

I can’t believe how fast some of the retiring items are selling out! Here is today’s updated list as to what is no longer available.

Item Number
Product Description
Availability
10756
Flip Flops
Unavailable
109020

Wild Wasabi Classic Ink Refill

Unavailable
109015
Soft Sky Classic Stamin’ Ink Refill
Unavailable
109016
River Rock Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
Unavailable
109017
Purely Pomegranite Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
Unavailable
100381
Earth Elements Eyelets
Unavailable
100378
Soft Subtle Eyelets
Unavailable
109019
Groovy Guava Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
Unavailable
108748
Best Friend Numbers
Unavailable
107212
Mateys Map
Unavailable
105320
Basic Eyelets
Unavailable
103195
Gifts Galore
Unavailable
107561
Garden Annuals
Unavailable
109610
Confetti Simply Scrappin’
Unavailable
104279
Leaf Prints
Unavailable
110255
Bundle of Joy 
Unavailable
112402
Short Order Numbers 
Unavailable
109018
Blue Bayou Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
Unavailable
111852
River Rock A4 card stock
Unavailable
108720
Ahoy, Matey
Unavailable
105316
Rich Regal Eyelets
Low Quantity
101259
Black Hemp Twine
Low Quantity
108740
Bareback
Low Quantity
106662
Dasey Field
Low Quantity
108638
In Color 12"x 12" card stock
Low Quantity
109186
Theater Ribbn Originals
Low Quantity
105445
Soft Subtle buttons
Low Quantity
111850
Wild Wasabi A4 card stock
Low Quantity
106610
Basics Outline
Low Quantity
103981
Earth Elements
Low Quantity
103981
*Earth Elements & Neutrals buttons
Low Quantity
100900
Gift sacks
Low Quantity
108763
By Land
Low Quantity
104065
Fishy
Low Quantity
112253
*Dad’s Day
Low Quantity
108849
It’s Your Birthday
Low Quantity
105531
Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware
Low Quantity
112391
Everything Baby
Low Quantity
112310
Fabulous Flowers
Low Quantity
107464
Rough Texture
Low Quantity
107465
Speckled
Low Quantity
107467
Birthday
Low Quantity
108923
Stipple Rose
Low Quantity
112272
Classic Backgrounds
Low Quantity
108929
Symbols of Solicitude
Low Quantity
112316
Forever in My Heart
Low Quantity
105446
Rich Regal Buttons
Low Quantity
108746
Best Friends Alphabet Lower
Low Quantity
108747
Best Friends Alphabet Upper
Low Quantity
 
  

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Countdown to Retirement

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No, I’m not retiring. LOL

But there’s only a few days left before the official "Retiring List" is released by Stampin’ Up! (approx. March 1st). The List tells us which stamps and accessories won’t be making it to the new catalogue. From previous years’ experience  I can tell you that some of the items sell out almost as soon as the retirement list comes out… especially the In Colours (think ‘re-inkers’)!!!  Sooooo if you are planning on getting something let me know ASAP.

There are just a couple of spots left for next Friday’s Retirement Party class but I’d love to fit you in so contact me and I’ll put your name on the list. We’ll be making an assortment of projects using retiring stamps and accessories. Don’t forget the free grab bag that all attendees will get! Oohh who doesn’t love free stuff! :)  I’ll be back next week with photos of some of the projects we’ll be making (once the retiring list is out), but I CAN tell you that the 12×12 designer series papers will be replaced by a new assortment.

All Designer Series Papers will be retiring to make way for new designs

Until then, here is one of my fave card layouts using papers from the 2008-2009 Idea Book & Catalogue. What a simple yet effective way to put a card together. The only stamping on this card was the sentiment – the rest is part of the Le Jardin paper embellished with items from the Pretties Kit! Too easy.

 

Have a great day!

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Bodacious Bouquet

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This card above might look familiar if you’ve attended one of my classes or workshops in the last week or so. Although the stamp set is different, I’ve used the same layout and colours. This is just another example of using one card as a springboard for a card to create a whole new look.

There’s a post on my old blog here with some more Bodacious Bouquet projects if you want to check them out.

Supplies Used: Bodacious Bouquet Stamp Set (Bushfire Appeal set), Not Quite Navy and Purely Pomegranate ink and cardstock, Bashful Blue textured cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, white taffeta ribbon, versamark and clear embossing powder.

Original Card (right): Polka Dot Punches (free Sale-a-bration stamp set)

 

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GLITTER

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I must have been a magpie in another life because I LOVE shiny things! I’ve always loved the superfine Dazzling Diamond glitter, So I guess it’s no suprise that I’ve fallen in love with Stampin’ Up!’s new chunky glitter and have been using it like mad lately. It’s in the Summer mini catalogue (p15) and comes in a pack of four colours. I was surprised how big the containers are – they should last a while.

I’m having a bit of trouble taking pics of my newest creations (think big stars with chunky blue glitter on white cardstock), but I’d love to share this chunky glitter card that Jenny Myerscough (demo in Rowville, VIC) made for me. Isn’t she talented?!

 

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What to do when the Stamping Mojo is Missing!

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Ok, so you’ve managed to find some peace and quiet (yes, a feat in itself), your inks and stamps are all set to go, and you are ready for inspiration to strike…. but…. nothing happens! Your stamping mojo has disappeared! What do you do next?

Well, the answer is simple and it’s something I’ve done many times, because my stamping mojo frequently disappears, let me tell you! I grab my Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalogue and flick through it until I see a design that catches my eye. Force yourself to NOT look at the stamp sets (yes, I know it’s hard… but you can do it :) ) Just look at the layouts. Don’t worry if you don’t have the same stamp set, or the same coloured cardstock, or rub ons, or the right ribbon. Trust me, that’s not important for this exercise (and you can always order them from me later LOL  *big grin*).

Now, make up the card by swapping the stamps and supplies for what you have available but try to follow the card design/layout as best you can. It’s heaps of fun, and saves you having to ‘think’. It’s just like following a recipe. Within no time at all, you’ll have created something new and your stamping mojo will be back!

Now, just for fun… who can tell me which page I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) these cards from? (Check the current Australian Idea Book & Catalogue). Leave a comment when you’ve worked out which page. 

 

 

Your turn to have a go! Email me a card that you CASEd/adapted from the IB&C and let me work out where the inspiration came from.

Tomorrow is Australia Day, but I’ll be back on Tuesday to announce an exciting venture for papercraft lovers in the Creswick & District area, to help get you stamping, scrapping & creating, and to enjoy some ‘me time’.

Till then, happy stamping!

 

Thank You Card. Supplies used: Real Red, Night of Navy cardstock and ink, Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up! rub-on, Eastern Blooms stamp set, Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon, Night of Navy 1/4″ (narrow) grosgrain ribbon, stampin’ dimensionals, Stampin’ Up! brad.

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