Monday, June 14, 2010

Coming & Going

First, this is sort of a "goodbye" to the current catalog. I like this Kind & Caring Thoughts stamp set - a current Hostess set that I am glad I preordered last summer when this catalog was coming out! Also, the paper and ribbon are Mellow Moss. Mellow Moss is a great green color that I never really used until now. I am working on an order for somewhat generic cards in greens, browns, white/ivory and purple. So I pulled out some of my unused greens and have come to like this one. I am a little disappointed there's no soft/elegant green to replace it. Oh well. (If YOU like this color or other colors on the retiring list you'd better act NOW.)

Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: 3/8" Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon, Buttons Latte (Chocolate Chip), crochet thread
Tools: Scallop Edge punch

Next, we have a tribute to current and upcoming sets and colors. July 1st marks the date for ordering from the new catalog. This card used Wild Wasabi (green) which was a former In Color making a comeback and landing in our main color collections. Also, this showcases our purples that are hanging around - Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant. Perfect Plum is practically a perfect purple. :) However, some are quite disappointed to see the others: Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Orchid Opulence, Pale Plum -- I think that's all of them -- head out the door never to return. (Again, you better order quickly if you want to stock up on these colors!) Anyway, I used 3 sets: Watercolor Trio (in our Summer Mini catalog) in the 1st and 3rd squares; Because I Care (a Level 1 Hostess set in the upcoming catalog) in the square furthest to the right); and the For All You Do butterfly. I love the texture on a background piece like this. It gives it some oomph in a simple, understated and easy way. The green square is from an old Patterns Pack. I love that it matches the images in the Texturz plate, but it can be switched out with a Wild Wasabi Designer Series Paper from the new catalog.

Stamp Sets: Watercolor Trio, For All You Do, Because I Care
Ink: Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi (cardstock and DSP), Whisper White
Embellishments: Brads Filigree
Tools: 1 1/4" Square punch, Big Shot, Texturz Plates: Backgrounds 4, butterfly was cut out with Paper Snips

Thanks for stopping at my blog today! Contact me by June 30th to place an order for the retiring items. Contact me after July 1st to order NEW stuff!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I just want to show some cards made with a few of the retiring sets - so you see what you'll be missing when they're gone!! There are a few other sets (which you could check out at splitcoaststampers) retiring that you might think twice about: Holly Jolly Christmas, Cute & Cuddly, Garden Whimsy, Four Square and Very Thankful. But different sets may stick out to you that I hardly glanced at. Just be sure to check the lists (see next post down) and claim you must-haves before they're unavailable!

Just Baseball, Sporting

A Little Birthday Cheer

A Little Birthday Cheer

Just Baseball, Sporting

Embrace Life

One of a Kind (flowers only)

Little Flowers

Bitty Birthday

Embrace Life

Embrace Life, One of a Kind

Little Flowers

Close as a Memory

Little Flowers

Just Baseball, Just Basketball, Just Football, Sporting

Just Football

I only titled with sets that are retiring. Other sets used are simply not noted!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last Chance

It's June! In Stampin' Up! terms that means this is the month of last chances. Last chance stamps, last chance accessories and, this year, lots of last chance colors! Here are links to SU!'s website - way easier than listing and there's images! However, SU! online prices are higher **so read carefully regarding sale prices**...

LAST CHANCE PUNCHES - note that these 6 are retiring. They will be keeping all the other images, however ALL will be changed to the new punch style - a slimmer, easier to store punch as featured in the most recent mini catalogs.

LAST CHANCE PAPER - Sage Shadow cardstock is completely gone, except maybe some textured. Other colors are slipping away as well - Close to Cocoa, Only Orange, Lovely Lilac have either 12x12 or 8.5x11 out of stock already. If there is a color you really want, order quickly!!!

-------------------SIZZIX Big Shot Items

Designer Series Paper at 25% off ----- $7.46
Cottage Wall
Merry Moments
Tall Tales
Razzleberry Lemonade
Tea Party

Ribbons and Embellishments at 25-50% off

Real Red 3/4" Polka Dot grosgrain-----------$4.48
Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain---$6.71
Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain-------$6.71
Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain--------------$5.96
Pretty in Pink 1/3" striped grosgrain--------$5.96
So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain-------------$5.96

Circle Designer brads----------$2.98
Star Designer brads------------$2.98
Flower Asst. Designer brads--$5.21
1/2" Library Clips --------------$3.48
Basic Jumbo Grommets--------$3.48
Basic Small grommets ---------$3.48
Antique Brass build-a-brad----$7.46

Basic Gray corduroy buttons-------$4.98
Chocolate Chip corduroy buttons--$4.98
Kraft corduroy buttons--------------$7.46
Pumpkin Pie corduroy buttons-----$7.46
Summer Sun corduroy buttons-----$7.46
Sherbet Designer buttons-----------$3.98
Playground Designer buttons-------$3.98
Button Latte Designer buttons-----$5.96

Sweet Sticky Cuts------$6.71

(find all the above listed SALE items here or here)

** Some current In Color items 25% - 50% off **
In Color Markers pack--------$13.46
In Color Cardstock 8.5x11----$5.96
In Color textured 12x12-------$8.96
In Color textured 8.5x11------$5.48
Bermuda Bay 8.5x11-----------$2.75
Crushed Curry 8.5x11----------$2.75
Dusty Durango 8.5x11---------$4.13
Bermuda Bay classic pad------$4.46
Bermuda Bay ink refill--------$2.21
Crushed Curry pad ------------$4.46
Dusty Durango pad------------$4.46

Party Kits 50% off - Princess and Pirate themes - $7.98