Friday, April 23

Monkey Box

Maria Williams' Monkey Box of Cards
Isn't this super cute? I love it!




Stamps:
Fox & Friends set
Teeny Tiny Wishes set

Paper:
Chocolate Chip card stock
Creamy Caramel card stock
Melon Mambo card stock
Pretty in Pink card stock
Whisper White card stock
Basic Black textured card stock
Welcome Neighbor Designer Series paper pad

Ink:
Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
Creamy Caramel Classic Stampin' Pad
Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Real Red Stampin' Write marker
White Uni-Ball Signo gel pen

Accessories & Tools:
Melon Mambo 1/2" polka-dot grosgrain ribbon
Modern Label punch
Scallop Edge punch
Small Heart punch
Word Window punch
1/2" Circle punch
Sizzix Big Shot
Decorative Accent #2 Bigz die

Samples

Upcoming 2010 Summer Mini Catalogue!

May 1st-August 31st, 2010
There are so many fabulous new stamps in this year's Summer Mini Catalogue and plenty of other new products to boot! Just wait until you get your hands on them! You'll have a blast creating invitations or scrapbook pages with Sweet Scoops. You'll laugh out loud when you read the sayings in Favorite Thoughts set. Summer is a great time to stamp and create and I always seem to take more photos in the summertime. I guess it's all the time spent outside doing memorable things in the sunshine. Check out the new wheel builders, Smooch Sprintz, a la carte stamps, Canada Day stamps, designer albums, chalkboard decor elements, more satin ribbon and more. Plus we have new dsp, buttons, punches, stencils, dies and embossing folders too! Also you can take a second look at our Build-A-Bear line and Simply Adorned customizable jewelry.

Simply Adorned


Our Simply Adorned line beautifully combines the best of two worlds: stamping and jewelry! We designed our Simply Adorned charms to hold a creation you design yourself, making your jewelry truly unique.

Simply Adorned charms are lockets--they open up so you can insert your custom stamped image. The Charming stamp set, along with Rub-Ons, glitter, ribbons, and other embellishments, can help you create your unique charm insert. And don’t forget that you can embellish the chains with ribbon, felt flowers . . . the possibilities are endless! The frame surrounds tempered beveled glass on the front and flat glass on the back. Because there’s glass on both sides of the charm, you can display an image on one side or both. You can create a custom heirloom piece that you’ll never want to change, or you can swap artwork in and out, depending on your mood and your wardrobe.
Although we designed Simply Adorned charms to be jewelry, they also make delightful key chains or Christmas tree ornaments. Insert a stamped image or photo of your loved ones, tie a ribbon through the clasp, and you’re done!
Paper-crafters and noncrafters alike--love the look of Simply Adorned and appreciate how easy it is to create custom jewelry. When you wear your own Simply Adorned necklace with artwork you created yourself, be prepared for questions about where you got it! This makes a lovely Mother's Day gift! Order now to get it on time.

April Promotion

Promotion Dates: April 1-30, 2010

Hostesses
Host a $460 workshop and receive the brand-new Two-Step Awash with Flowers stamp set FREE!
Two-Step into spring with a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue! Be the first to add the Awash with Flowers stamp set to your collection.
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount) $52.95
120549 Awash with Flowers (clear-mount) $36.95 See last image below.
Plus, purchase spring-themed Two-Step Stampin' sets at 20 percent off the retail price--no additional purchase necessary! Images below.

113824 94 Greenhouse Garden $27.96


113734 98 Fifth Avenue Floral $26.36


111578 101 Flower Fancy $39.16


113258 112 Trendy Trees $19.16




Colour Update!

A Colour Renovation! This is super exciting news! All the colour families have been revamped with 5 NEW beautiful colours, Returning In Colours. Of course some of our favorite colours will be retiring. Our new colours are so rich and deep. One exciting part of this Colour Renovation is the re-naming of one of my very favorite cardstock colours! Kraft cardstock has a yummy name now! CRUMB CAKE! I am looking forward to seeing the Marina Mist and the Early Espresso! I am also happy about the returning Baja Breeze and the Pink Pirouette! Here are the colors in all their glory:



Wednesday, April 21

It's a Colour Renovation!

Congratulations Robyn and Jeff!

I was asked to prepare two cards with flower themes for a friends bridal shower last weekend. We needed ones we could do most of the preparations ahead of time so ladies could slap them together quickly as although the bride loves scrapbooking and cardmaking it was not the focus of the shower. The shower had a garden theme and the decorations were very pretty in red like roses and a dark purple. I had fun making up the kits for these sweet and simple cards that could be put together and stamped by beginners and loved by novices as well. The great thing was I was able to bring minimum supplies and not worry about sales and just enjoy the company of the other women and look forward to stamping with them. Several of them had experience and were past customers. I love the colours and am pleased with how the cards turned out.