Thursday, May 20, 2010

Swap Cards - Part 1

Hi there My Stamping Friends,

Remember last month I mentioned that I was in a swap and that I would show you the cards I received? Well here are a few of them (not in any particular order since I admit that I haven't completely mastered how to post photos in a particular order on my blog). I'll post more tomorrow.

This All A Flutter butterfly card didn't have a label on the back so I don't know who made it. If it was yours feel free to let me know and I'll add your name here. I love this card and might have to case it and I'd like to give you credit when I do.
This Watercolor Trio card was made by Maria Ann Pane. I don't know if you can tell but there is glitter on the flower petals. And she used the Polka Dot Embossing Folder with her Big Shot. Just beautiful !

Nancy Amato made this one Watercolor Trio . I love how she dressed it up by using her Big Shot Texturz Plates. I think I might be a Big Shot Addict.

Jennifer Dimmer did an awesome job on this one. She used the new Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in her Big Shot and the First Day stamp set from our summer mini catalog. I love how she popped the book up for some more dimension.

This one is by Carol Slack and I don't know if you can tell but the butterflies and the center of the flowers have glitter. She also cut out the center flower and used dimensionals for added effect. Great job.

Lisa Chatterjee embossed the coconut from the Tropical Party stamp set, used the Island Oasis Designer Paper and colored the drink umbrella to match. I love this tropical look that we have going on here.

This creation is by Kathy Hamrick and she used the new July Fourth set. She embossed the 'fireworks' on glossy paper and used our Large Star Punch to pop up the stars on dimensionals.

Jennifer Snyder did a great job on this card. The Sweet Scoops set is so diverse and you can have any ice cream flavor you can imagine, without any of the calories. She used the gel pen to put a little accent on the ice cream swirls. She also used the Eyelet Border punch and the Heart to Heart punch but what I love (cause I'm a Big Shot Addict) is that she used the fantastic polka dot textures folder for the Big Shot. Love it, Love it, Love it!!

Stephanie Fitch did an amazing coloring job on this bicycle. I can tell she spent lots of time on it. I think the 1/2 inch striped grosgrain ribbon pulls the card together, but if you haven't guessed by now, probably my favorite part is that she used the Big Shot Texturz Plates.

Finally, I have a masculine card from April Prachniak. She did a great job adding some color to the motorcycle. I don't have this stamp but this might have sold me on it. Plus, she used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder in her Big Shot? Can't go wrong there!! Great job.

Hope you enjoyed the cards and ideas. I'll show you the rest in another post.
Have a great day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

2010 Summer Mini Spotlight

Color Renovation - Items going FAST

Hi there My Stamping Friends,

When Stampin' Up! announced their Color Renovation and listed what colors will be retiring at the end of June, they told us that they would honor the orders for retiring colors (ink pads, refills, cardstock, etc) until the end of May. Once the retiring list of stamps and accessories is announced on June 1st, the items will be listed 'as available'.
Just the other day they announced that while the ink pads and refills will still be available until the end of May (they maybe on back order though and will be shipped a little later than expected), the cardstock is in a much higher demand and is SELLING OUT FAST! In order to make sure that we have all the new colors available on July 1st with the new Catalog and Idea Book, they can not guarantee anymore orders for cardstock. If there is a specific color of cardstock that you are hoping for, please, please, please don't wait to place your order. If there is an order placed for a cardstock that Stampin' Up! has run out of, they will substitute the smooth card stock with textured card stock at no additional cost. We will not be notified if the substitution has been made before the order is shipped. When the order arrives there should be a sticker on the pack of textured card stock letting us know that it is a substitute for smooth card stock.

Basically, I want to let you know that in order to make sure you have the best chance of getting the smooth card stock in the color that you want, you should place your orders immediately.

Enjoy your day!!