Sunday, 29 March 2009

Last Chance to get your inks and papers before the price increases in the New Catalogue


March is almost over, and that means that our current Idea Book and Catalogue is about to come to an end. The exciting bit is that our Brand New IB&C will be available from April 1st, with loads of beautiful new stuff for everyone. Im so excited!

It's worth noting that there will be lots of new things and changes in the New Catalogue - but you will also notice some price increases in a couple of our products on the 1st April. Notably the inkpads, long celebrated for their excellent value at $9.95, will be going up by $2 to $11.95 from the 1st. Other price increases will include the Ink Refills going up to $5.95 (from $4.95), and the 12x12 patterned Paper packs in the big catalogue going up to $16.95 from $11.95. (Dont forget that all the current patterned papers are listed on the retiring list for $8.96 - that is only until March 31st.

The other thing to remember also is that the Current Mini Catalogue is also coming to an end... and we now know that quite a lot of the stamps and accessories will not be going into our New IB&C - so that means that they will be discontinuing as well. This list includes "Live your Dream", all the Patterned Papers in the Mini, "Friendly Flowers", "In the Stars" and "For Father".

So if you have any of these inks or other items on your wishlist, I strongly suggest that you place your orders for them before the end of the month. There are also a few of the current InColor inkpads available at $7.46 - but once again only until the end of the month, and then they will be completely discontinued. To place an order all you need to do is either email me at higgiz@bigpond.com, or call my mobile which is 0412 375 552.

Well, just a quick one from me today. I thought you might like to see this "Bagalope" that I made for a workshop a while back. I dragged it out again today because the "True Friend" stamp set didnt make it into the new catalogue - although thankfully Baroque Motifs did, which is wonderful. Oh, and in case you are wondering, a "Bagalope" is made out of a regular envelope - very quick and clever! It wasnt my idea though - I wish I was that smart! Not sure where it came from, but I hope you like it. :-)

Thankyou 2008-2009 Idea Book and Catalogue - Im going to miss you!

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Lovely as a Tree and a Retirement Update




Dont panic! Lovely as a tree is NOT being retired (which means discontinued in Stampin'Up talk)! It appears in our new Catalogue (due out April 1st) - and I am so glad because it is one of my favourite sets to use. This time I've used it to make a definitely man-ish card - this was one of the projects at the Marker Technique Class that I held on Monday this week. It was a great group of girls that came along to the class and everyone loved their projects - and I think everyone learned something too!

The next class is the All Occasion Card Class on the 6th April... we'll be making 4 beautiful cards for different occasions at this one. See over on the right-hand side bar of my blog for more information (if you are reading this via your Feedblitz email, you will need to click into this post to view the side bar). There will be more class dates announced shortly.

And finally, here is the latest Retirement list update, showing what's low in Stock and what is still availalbe. Dont forget that you only have until the 31st March to order from the Retired list - after this date the items are no longer available. Just email me at higgiz@bigpond.com to place your order and I can have your items shipped to anywhere in Australia for a small postage charge.

Page Item # Description Availability
Stamp Sets
125 112229 ABC Images Low
62 108720 Ahoy, Matey Unavailable
75 108722 All I Have Seen Low
40 108728 *All Through the Year
34 108992 *All-Year Fun
110 108734 *Alphabits
48 108738 *Artfully Asian
102 108742 *Background Sampler
53 111229 *Backyard BBQ
86 108740 Bareback Unavailable
51 108744 ***Be Happy
83 108998 Beautiful Life Low
124 108746 Best Friends Alphabet Lower Unavailable
124 108747 Best Friends Alphabet Upper Unavailable
124 108748 Best Friends Numbers Unavailable
88 110250 Big Pieces
51 108753 Birthday Best
79 108755 *Blossoms Abound
80 108756 ***Bodacious Bouquet
81 108757 Bold Butterfly
101 112294 Brocade Basics
65 112376 *Bronc Buster
78 111232 *Bud Basics
58 110255 Bundle of Joy Unavailable
63 108763 By Land Unavailable
116 112326 Calendar Cues
108 108764 *Canvas
94 111234 Carte Postale
115 108765 Cheery Chat Unavaiable
112 108767 Circle of Friendship
30 108768 City of David
102 112272 Classic Backgrounds Low
55 110246 Crab & Company
28 108772 Crazy for Christmas
33 112253 *Dad's Day Low
42 108781 *Eat Cake
106 112300 Elegant Notes Low
116 108785 Everyday Flexible Phrases
58 112391 Everything Baby Low
117 108786 *Expressive Flexible Phrases
79 112310 Fabulous Flowers Low
27 108790 Festive Favorites
40 108805 Figures of Speech
108 108806 *Fine Lace
95 108807 *Finest Flourishes
67 108809 Fishy Friends
107 108811 *Floral
32 112316 Forever in My Heart Low
108 112397 *Friendly
115 111973 ***G'Day Mate
110 108820 Genuine Articles
68 111975 *Go Team
56 108828 *Greetings Galore
92 112306 *Happiness
28 108840 *Holiday Wishes
26 108842 *Hung Up on the Holidays
116 108847 It's a Date
112 112320 It's All Good
111 108849 It's Your Birthday Unavailable
97 108850 Itty Bitty Backgrounds
68 112330 *Just Golf
68 112332 *Just Tennis
31 112216 *Keep Christmas Low
122 111989 *Kia Ora
96 112338 *Labelicious
113 108855 *Lexicon of Love
53 110254 *Like It a Latte
107 108857 Linen Low
88 108860 Little Pieces
76 108864 ***Looks Like Spring
29 112223 *Merry, Merry
77 108874 Mostly Flowers Unavailable
118 108875 Much Appreciated
84 108877 Natural Beauty
90 110243 *Office Accoutrement
107 108884 *On the Spot
108 108887 *Paisley
31 108888 Peaceful Wishes
74 108890 Petal Prints
46 110247 ***Polka Dots & Paisley
47 110248 Polka Dots & Petals Low
38 108894 Pretty Princess
126 108904 *Rough Edges Mini Alphabets
83 108906 *Sassy Stems
32 112362 Sealed with a Kiss
122 112346 Seasonal Wishes
124 112402 Short Order Numbers Unavailable
43 108913 Simple Somethings
29 110244 *Snow Flurries
27 108934 ***Snowflake Spot, The
30 108918 *Solemn Stillness
122 112395 Spring Pictograms
91 108920 *Stamp of Authenticity
65 108921 Starstruck
74 108923 Stipple Rose Unavailable
84 108924 Summer by the Sea
100 112284 *Sweet Sampler
93 108927 *Sweet Shapes
60 112290 *Sweet Thing
49 108929 Symbols of Solicitude Unavailable
43 108930 Tag Time
38 110249 Tagger's Dozen
49 108931 Take Three
75 108937 Touch of Nature
54 108944 Unfrogettable Low
108 108954 *Well-Worn Words
36 112336 Whale Wishes
72 108960 Wild Rose
49 108962 Wishing You the Best
120 108963 Wonderful Words

Stampin' Around Wheels
29 109690 All about Christmas
78 106610 Basics Outline Unavailale
42 107467 Birthday Unavailable
80 107466 Bodacious
81 104156 Flitting By Unavailable
95 108423 Leaves à la Carte
62 107212 Matey's Map Unavailable
47 108980 Petals
104 107464 Rough Texture Unavailable
91 107465 Speckled Low
65 109672 Bronco
54 106662 Daisy Field Unavailable
67 104065 Fishy Unavailable
53 107565 Flip Flops Unavailable
40 107561 Garden Annuals Unavailable
28 103195 Gifts Galore Unavailable
32 109678 Kisses
74 104279 Leaf Prints Unavailable
54 107482 Lily Pad Unavailable
125 109568 My ABCs
55 108978 Sandy Shells
28 101638 Star
154 104061 Star Studded Low

Hostess Sets
24 109812 All about Occasions Bundle
21 112393 Cause for Celebration
18 112261 For a Friend
18 112239 From the Garden
22 112340 In the Spotlight
21 112233 Infinite Goodness
19 112259 Little Bit of Happiness, A
17 112214 Oh, So Lovely
17 112243 Party Punch
19 112245 So Many Sayings
20 111127 Spring Solitude Bundle
23 112263 Time Well Spent

Accessories
Brads, Buttons, Eyelets
145 105320 Basic eyelets Unavailable
147 103977 *Bold Brights buttons
145 100375 Bold Brights I eyelets
147 103981 *Earth Elements & Neutrals buttons Unavailable
147 103978 Earth Elements buttons Low
145 100381 Earth Elements eyelets Unavailable
145 105319 Metallic eyelets
147 105446 Rich Regals buttons Low
145 105316 Rich Regals eyelets Unavailable
147 105445 Soft Subtles buttons Unavailable
145 100378 Soft Subtles I eyelets Unavailable

Designer Series Paper
135 110749 *Berry Bliss Designer Series paper
136 109174 *Brilliant Blue Prints Designer Series paper
134 109149 *Brocade Background Designer Series paper
136 109178 *Certainly Celery Prints Designer Series paper
136 109169 *Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper
136 109150 *Dashing Designer Series paper
136 110699 *East Coast Prep Designer Series paper
134 109160 *Fall Flowers Designer Series paper
136 110479 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper
134 109151 *Le Jardin Designer Series paper
135 110748 *Notebook Designer Series paper
136 109176 *Old Olive Prints Designer Series paper
134 109148 *Outlaw Designer Series paper
135 108503 *Petals & Paisleys Designer Series paper
136 109170 *Pumpkin Pie Prints Designer Series paper Low
136 109167 Rose Red Prints Designer Series paper
136 110698 *Spring Break Designer Series paper
135 110273 *Spring Fling Designer Series paper
NA 106686 **Spring Flowers Designer Series paper
NA 106685 **Spring Showers Designer Series paper
135 110271 *Spring Silhouettes Designer Series paper
135 109157 Wintergreen Designer Series paper

Hodgepodge Hardware
144 105532 Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware Low
144 105531 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware Low
144 105515 *Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware Low

In Color
129 111860 Blue Bayou A4 card stock Low
129 109018 Blue Bayou Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable
129 109013 *Blue Bayou Classic Stampin' Pad
146 109060 *Blue Bayou double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
129 111857 Groovy Guava A4 card stock
129 109019 Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable
129 109012 *Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Pad
146 109063 *Groovy Guava double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
129 108638 In Color 12" x 12" card stock Unavailable
129 111856 *In Color A4 card stock
129 108694 *In Color textured 12 "x 12" card stock
129 111853 Purely Pomegranate A4 card stock Unavailable
129 109011 *Purely Pomegranate Classic Stampin' Pad
146 109061 *Purely Pomegranate double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
129 109017 Purely Pomegranate Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable
129 111852 River Rock A4 card stock Unavailable
129 109016 River Rock Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable
129 109010 *River Rock Classic Stampin' Pad
146 109062 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
129 111851 Soft Sky A4 card stock Unavailable
129 109015 Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable
129 109009 *Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
146 109059 *Soft Sky double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
129 111850 Wild Wasabi A4 card stock Unavailable
129 109020 Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable
129 109014 *Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad
146 109058 *Wild Wasabi double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
146 110716 *Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon

Miscellaneous
133 103604 *Days-To-Remember 12" x 12" Wall Calendar
148 103280 Embossing kit Unavailable
133 100900 Gift sacksGift sacks Low
132 106523 Five-in-One Card Cover Envelope Template Low
133 110730 *Pockets & Pieces Office Accents Low

On Board
140 107307 *On Board Accents
141 109181 *On Board Blossoms & Basics
141 109179 *On Board Ginormous Pieces
140 107306 *On Board Simon Lower

Punches
142 104942 1/4" Circle punch
142 104943 *1/4" Square punch
143 104389 Double Circle punch
143 106522 *Spring Flower Bouquet punch
143 112670 Three for You Punch Box

Ribbon
147 109189 *Beachfront Ribbon Originals
147 101259 Black hemp twine Unavailable
146 104830 *Caramel gingham ribbon
147 109187 *District Ribbon Originals
147 109188 *Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals
147 109185 Jersey Ribbon Originals Unavailable
146 104829 *Light Blue gingham ribbon Low
146 104828 *Light Pink gingham ribbon
146 109037 More Mustard 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
146 104831 *Moss gingham ribbon
147 109184 Sherbet Ribbon Originals
147 109186 Theater Ribbon Originals Unavailable

Rub-Ons
141 110282 *Anchored Rub-Ons
141 110281 *Cherished Memories Rub-Ons
141 110285 *Urban West Rub-Ons

Simply Scrappin'
138 109610 Confetti Simply Scrappin' Unavailable
137 110572 *Crew Kids Boy Simply Scrappin'
138 110567 Crew Kids Girl Simply Scrappin'
139 109649 Round Up Simply Scrappin'
139 109635 Secret Garden Simply Scrappin'
138 109663 *Winter Bright Simply Scrappin'

Simply Sent
13 112664 *Friendly Notes Simply Sent
12 112666 *Lifelong Notes Simply Sent Low
13 112665 *Sending Happy Thoughts Simply Sent
14 112667 *Simple Delights Simply Sent
14 112668 *Three Thoughts Simply Sent


Something to note is that there will be some price increases on some items in the new catalogue - particularly inkpads (going up $2 to $11.95) and Patterned paper (going up $5 to $16.95 per pack - although it's worth noting that the retiring papers are selling on this list for much less!) Get in before the 31st March to make the most of these current prices before the price increase on April 1st.

Hope you like the card....what do you think??

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Better late than Never - Mojo Monday #78



It's been a little while since I took part in a Mojo Monday challenge, and last night I had a peek at this week's.. and knew immediately what I would do with it. So the card here is the result. As with other cards that I've been showing you lately, this one uses a bunch of stuff that is being retired - most noticeably the "Live Your Dream" stamp set from the Current Mini Catalogue - I can now tell you that this set will not be reappearing in the New Idea Book & Catalogue due out on April 1st, and so this means that if you love it, you will need to get it before the 31st March. Other discontinuing items on this card include the Soft Sky and Blue Bayou Inks, the double Stitched ribbon and the Spring Silohettes Designer Series Paper. If you would like to order any of these or other items please email me at higgiz@bigpond.com or call my mobile which is 0412 375 552. I can have your order shipped to anywhere in Australia for a small postage charge.

I have to say this card came together really quickly and I was pretty happy with it. Sketches make the whole designing job easy - and I really enjoyed this particular sketch. If ever you are short on inspiration, I thoroughly recommend a sketch. Here's the sketch that I used for this card:




And here's a close up of the button detail on the card:




Enjoy!

Tomorrow's Marker Class - One Space Left...



Good morning everyone... what a beautiful day! It's actually my 12th Wedding anniversary too. Wow... 12 years - in some ways it's gone fast and not in others IYKWIM?

Anway, I wanted to remind anyone who didnt know (or who was thinking about it and needed something to help them make up their mind) that I have my Marker class tomorrow Monday 23rd March 2009. Most of my classes are run at night, as that is what suits most people. But I found last year that a few of my customers could only manage to make it to day classes.. and so I've started running at least one day class each month to cater for those people. Tomorrow's class is almost full, but I can squeeze in one more if you are interested.

Markers are my favourite tool when it comes to stamping... they are so versatile. In fact I cant cover all the Marker techniques in one class, but tomorrow we will cover Markers direct to rubber, Watercolouring with Markers, Thumping and using a spritzer, to get you all started. So Im really looking forward to this class, because Markers are for me a really easy to use and very comfortable tool. Markers are my friends :-) and they'll be yours too!

Here's one of the cards we are making tomorrow - it shows off the Watercolouring with Markers technique. I've also chosen this one because the Greetings Galore Stamp set is being retired, and it's a good chance to use it one last time. Enjoy the card, and email me at higgiz@bigpond.com if you would like to join us for the class at 10.30am Monday. More details are over on the right hand side bar.


Friday, 20 March 2009

Touch of Nature - on the SU retiring list


Over the next couple of weeks I want to show you some cards made with stamp sets/accessories that are going to be discontinued on March 31st. Mainly because it's my very last chance to use them... and some of these have been my absolute favourite sets over the last year or two. It's good to have a chance to play one last time. Starting with "Touch of Nature". I didnt see the potential in this set immediately... my first thoughts was that it really wasnt my style. But funny how sometimes stamp sets just grow on you - especially when you see some gorgeous things that others have done with it. If you want to see what I used this set for previously, click here or here. There was also a card I posted only last week with the Butterfly on it. It's a beautiful set for watercolouring, and particularly I have used the bird and the butterfly over and over for various techniques. It's just one of the sets that I will miss.

This card was a simple one that I whipped together pretty quickly - I used this year's In colors too (also being discontinued) - both the ribbon and the cardstock. Dont know if you can see that I also used some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the Blue Butterfly. But not everything on this card is being retired - the Choc Chip ink, the Short and Sweet stamps (the sentiment), the glitter and the Scallop Edge punch all staying and will be in the New Catty due out April 1st.

If you want to order this set Touch of Nature, it consists of 7 Stamps, and is available for $52.95 plus a small postage charge, delivered to your door, anywhere in Australia. To view all the stamps we have on offer, some of them marked down to 25% off in the current promotion, click on the picture of the Catalogue to the right of this post, here on my blog. Then email your order to me at higgiz@bigpond.com... what could be easier?

First time customers who have not previously ordered from me will receive an additional gift of ribbons if you order before March 31st 2009.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Latest Availability list for the Discontinuing Stamps and Accessories

Just updating the list of what's left. A few more seem to be selling out every day. I am currently putting orders in every other day, so please let me know if there is anything that I can order for you. I can have your order delivered to anywhere in Australia for a small postage charge. If you would like to see the catalogue before it runs out at the end of this month, just click on the photo of the catalogue over on the right-hand side bar and you will be able to view it. Then just email me your order at higgiz@bigpond.com

Here is the latest updated list, showing what is left available, what is low in stock and what is sold out. Here we go:

Page Item # Description Availability
Stamp Sets
125 112229 ABC Images Low
62 108720 Ahoy, Matey Unavailable
75 108722 All I Have Seen Low
40 108728 *All Through the Year
34 108992 *All-Year Fun
110 108734 *Alphabits
48 108738 *Artfully Asian
102 108742 *Background Sampler
53 111229 *Backyard BBQ
86 108740 Bareback Unavailable
51 108744 ***Be Happy
83 108998 Beautiful Life Low
124 108746 Best Friends Alphabet Lower Unavailable
124 108747 Best Friends Alphabet Upper Unavailable
124 108748 Best Friends Numbers Unavailable
88 110250 Big Pieces
51 108753 Birthday Best
79 108755 *Blossoms Abound
80 108756 ***Bodacious Bouquet
81 108757 Bold Butterfly
101 112294 Brocade Basics
65 112376 *Bronc Buster
78 111232 *Bud Basics
58 110255 Bundle of Joy Unavailable
63 108763 By Land Low
116 112326 Calendar Cues
108 108764 *Canvas
94 111234 Carte Postale
115 108765 Cheery Chat Low
112 108767 Circle of Friendship
30 108768 City of David
102 112272 Classic Backgrounds Low
55 110246 Crab & Company
28 108772 Crazy for Christmas
33 112253 *Dad's Day Low
42 108781 *Eat Cake
106 112300 Elegant Notes Low
116 108785 Everyday Flexible Phrases
58 112391 Everything Baby Low
117 108786 *Expressive Flexible Phrases
79 112310 Fabulous Flowers Low
27 108790 Festive Favorites
40 108805 Figures of Speech
108 108806 *Fine Lace
95 108807 *Finest Flourishes
67 108809 Fishy Friends
107 108811 *Floral
32 112316 Forever in My Heart Low
108 112397 *Friendly
115 111973 ***G'Day Mate
110 108820 Genuine Articles
68 111975 *Go Team
56 108828 *Greetings Galore
92 112306 *Happiness
28 108840 *Holiday Wishes
26 108842 *Hung Up on the Holidays
116 108847 It's a Date
112 112320 It's All Good
111 108849 It's Your Birthday Low
97 108850 Itty Bitty Backgrounds
68 112330 *Just Golf
68 112332 *Just Tennis
31 112216 *Keep Christmas Low
122 111989 *Kia Ora
96 112338 *Labelicious
113 108855 *Lexicon of Love
53 110254 *Like It a Latte
107 108857 Linen Low
88 108860 Little Pieces
76 108864 ***Looks Like Spring
29 112223 *Merry, Merry
77 108874 Mostly Flowers Low
118 108875 Much Appreciated
84 108877 Natural Beauty
90 110243 *Office Accoutrement
107 108884 *On the Spot
108 108887 *Paisley
31 108888 Peaceful Wishes
74 108890 Petal Prints
46 110247 ***Polka Dots & Paisley
47 110248 Polka Dots & Petals Low
38 108894 Pretty Princess
126 108904 *Rough Edges Mini Alphabets
83 108906 *Sassy Stems
32 112362 Sealed with a Kiss
122 112346 Seasonal Wishes
124 112402 Short Order Numbers Unavailable
43 108913 Simple Somethings
29 110244 *Snow Flurries
27 108934 ***Snowflake Spot, The
30 108918 *Solemn Stillness
122 112395 Spring Pictograms
91 108920 *Stamp of Authenticity
65 108921 Starstruck
74 108923 Stipple Rose Unavailable
84 108924 Summer by the Sea
100 112284 *Sweet Sampler
93 108927 *Sweet Shapes
60 112290 *Sweet Thing
49 108929 Symbols of Solicitude Low
43 108930 Tag Time
38 110249 Tagger's Dozen
49 108931 Take Three
75 108937 Touch of Nature
54 108944 Unfrogettable Low
108 108954 *Well-Worn Words
36 112336 Whale Wishes
72 108960 Wild Rose
49 108962 Wishing You the Best
120 108963 Wonderful Words
Stampin' Around Wheels
29 109690 All about Christmas
78 106610 Basics Outline Unavailale
42 107467 Birthday Low
80 107466 Bodacious
81 104156 Flitting By Unavailable
95 108423 Leaves à la Carte
62 107212 Matey's Map Unavailable
47 108980 Petals
104 107464 Rough Texture Low
91 107465 Speckled Low
65 109672 Bronco
54 106662 Daisy Field Unavailable
67 104065 Fishy Unavailable
53 107565 Flip Flops Unavailable
40 107561 Garden Annuals Unavailable
28 103195 Gifts Galore Unavailable
32 109678 Kisses
74 104279 Leaf Prints Unavailable
54 107482 Lily Pad Unavailable
125 109568 My ABCs
55 108978 Sandy Shells
28 101638 Star
154 104061 Star Studded Low
Hostess Sets
24 109812 All about Occasions Bundle
21 112393 Cause for Celebration
18 112261 For a Friend
18 112239 From the Garden
22 112340 In the Spotlight
21 112233 Infinite Goodness
19 112259 Little Bit of Happiness, A
17 112214 Oh, So Lovely
17 112243 Party Punch
19 112245 So Many Sayings
20 111127 Spring Solitude Bundle
23 112263 Time Well Spent
Accessories
Brads, Buttons, Eyelets
145 105320 Basic eyelets Unavailable
147 103977 *Bold Brights buttons
145 100375 Bold Brights I eyelets
147 103981 *Earth Elements & Neutrals buttons Low
147 103978 Earth Elements buttons Low
145 100381 Earth Elements eyelets Unavailable
145 105319 Metallic eyelets
147 105446 Rich Regals buttons Low
145 105316 Rich Regals eyelets Unavailable
147 105445 Soft Subtles buttons Low
145 100378 Soft Subtles I eyelets Unavailable
Designer Series Paper
135 110749 *Berry Bliss Designer Series paper
136 109174 *Brilliant Blue Prints Designer Series paper
134 109149 *Brocade Background Designer Series paper
136 109178 *Certainly Celery Prints Designer Series paper
136 109169 *Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper
136 109150 *Dashing Designer Series paper
136 110699 *East Coast Prep Designer Series paper
134 109160 *Fall Flowers Designer Series paper
136 110479 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper
134 109151 *Le Jardin Designer Series paper
135 110748 *Notebook Designer Series paper
136 109176 *Old Olive Prints Designer Series paper
134 109148 *Outlaw Designer Series paper
135 108503 *Petals & Paisleys Designer Series paper
136 109170 *Pumpkin Pie Prints Designer Series paper Low
136 109167 Rose Red Prints Designer Series paper
136 110698 *Spring Break Designer Series paper
135 110273 *Spring Fling Designer Series paper
NA 106686 **Spring Flowers Designer Series paper
NA 106685 **Spring Showers Designer Series paper
135 110271 *Spring Silhouettes Designer Series paper
135 109157 Wintergreen Designer Series paper

Hodgepodge Hardware
144 105532 Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware Low
144 105531 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware Low
144 105515 *Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware Low
In Color
129 111860 Blue Bayou A4 card stock Low
129 109018 Blue Bayou Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable
129 109013 *Blue Bayou Classic Stampin' Pad
146 109060 *Blue Bayou double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
129 111857 Groovy Guava A4 card stock
129 109019 Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable
129 109012 *Groovy Guava Classic Stampin' Pad
146 109063 *Groovy Guava double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
129 108638 In Color 12" x 12" card stock Unavailable
129 111856 *In Color A4 card stock
129 108694 *In Color textured 12 "x 12" card stock
129 111853 Purely Pomegranate A4 card stock Unavailable
129 109011 *Purely Pomegranate Classic Stampin' Pad
146 109061 *Purely Pomegranate double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
129 109017 Purely Pomegranate Classic Stampin' Ink refill
129 111852 River Rock A4 card stock Unavailable
129 109016 River Rock Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable
129 109010 *River Rock Classic Stampin' Pad
146 109062 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
129 111851 Soft Sky A4 card stock Unavailable
129 109015 Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable
129 109009 *Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
146 109059 *Soft Sky double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
129 111850 Wild Wasabi A4 card stock Unavailable
129 109020 Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Ink refill Unavailable
129 109014 *Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad
146 109058 *Wild Wasabi double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
146 110716 *Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon
Miscellaneous
133 103604 *Days-To-Remember 12" x 12" Wall Calendar
148 103280 Embossing kit Unavailable
133 100900 Gift sacksGift sacks Low
132 106523 Five-in-One Card Cover Envelope Template Low
133 110730 *Pockets & Pieces Office Accents Low
On Board
140 107307 *On Board Accents
141 109181 *On Board Blossoms & Basics
141 109179 *On Board Ginormous Pieces
140 107306 *On Board Simon Lower
Punches
142 104942 1/4" Circle punch
142 104943 *1/4" Square punch
143 104389 Double Circle punch
143 106522 *Spring Flower Bouquet punch
143 112670 Three for You Punch Box
Ribbon
147 109189 *Beachfront Ribbon Originals
147 101259 Black hemp twine Unavailable
146 104830 *Caramel gingham ribbon
147 109187 *District Ribbon Originals
147 109188 *Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals
147 109185 Jersey Ribbon Originals Unavailable
146 104829 *Light Blue gingham ribbon Low
146 104828 *Light Pink gingham ribbon
146 109037 More Mustard 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
146 104831 *Moss gingham ribbon
147 109184 Sherbet Ribbon Originals
147 109186 Theater Ribbon Originals Unavailable
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Friday, 13 March 2009

Sneak peek of What's Coming...


How lucky am I? The other day I went out to my letterbox and inside was an envelope. I have to tell you that I get excited about anything in my mailbox that's not a bill, but especially so when it's a hand-made card.

But this card was extra special. It was marked from Stampin'Up's head office and was an Invitation. We have our annual Convention coming up in May (in Canberra this year), and I look forward to this all year round, as it's a chance to catch up with other demonstrators from all over Australia and spend time together stamping and learning new stuff. This will be my third Convention, and the excitement and anticipation still hasn't worn off. If anything I get more excited about Convention every year. But I digress. The invitation was to attend the "2009 Managers Reception" on the first night of convention "for light hors d'oeuvres and mingling". Well how posh!!! And of course I accept!

But here's the funny thing... after the excitement of being invited to such a lovely event, I then turned my attention to the card itself! Firstly I love the fact that I work for a company that 'walks the talk' and actually sends hand-made cards... it means that someone (or several someones) at the home office actually sat down and made them for all the demonstrators at a certain level and above - which would have been a lot of cards!

But Im excited for another reason... you might note that it's made with some of the Brand new Incolor range from our upcoming 2009-10 Idea Book and Catalogue. So it's kinda like my own personal sneak-peek - and I thought I'd share it with you guys! The base cardstock is the beautiful Baha Breeze, the cardstock strip across the card is Tangerine Tango and the striped ribbon is Kiwi Kiss - all brand new colours. Other elements of the card are teasing me because Im not sure if it's confirmation of what might stay from the Mini? What do you guys think? First impressions? Feel free to comment. :-)