Archives for May 2012

New 2012-2013 In Colors

Introducing the new In Colors for the 2012-2013 Catalog Season! Speaking of the new catalog..... It goes live in just about 24 hours! I will have it posted on my site tomorrow morning as soon as it is available to link to. We can begin ordering at noon tomorrow! Which also means that TODAY is the last day to order anything you MUST HAVE from the current catalog!! 2012-2013 In Colors 2012-2013 In Colors 2012-2013 In Colors 2012-2013 In Colors 2012-2013 In Colors Thanks for stopping by!

Belinda

 

Button Buddies

Button Buddies I am still planning to do a color comparison of the new In Colors, I just haven't had the time to photograph it yet! I hope to get to it this weekend. Here is a bright and cheery card using the new Floral District and Summer Smooches DSP and the Button Buddies set. Quick and easy, my favorite type of card! I embossed the sentiment in White. I'm so sad to see On Your Birthday retire, I use it all of the time. Happy Stampin'!

Belinda

 

Stampin' Stuff

Stamps

Button Buddies ~ On Your Birthday

Ink

Tangerine Tango and Old Olive Markers ~ Versamark Ink

Paper

Rich Razzleberry ~ Whisper White ~ Summer Smooches DSP ~ Floral District DSP

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Labels Collection Framelits ~ Scallop Trim border punch ~ White embossing powder ~ Brights Designer buttons
   

Four Seasons

four seasons I created this card to show what great coverage and images you get with the new foam pads! It is so easy to get a great image with these. The coverage on the stamp is amazing with just a tap or two and they stamp beautifully every time. I really love them. You can see how nicely they stamp up in the photo. Vivid, crisp, even images .  What you can't see is the true color of these new In Colors. They are showing up too orangy here. They have a lot more raspberry color in person. The darker color is very close to the Pomegranate color we had a couple of years back and the Primrose Petals is a nice raspberry pink. I like them both. Tomorrow I'll post a color comparison and try to get some better lighting. It's always kind of hard to pull together cards when we get our first sneak peek order from the new catalog, because we get 5 new colors, but we can't always get the matching DSP or ribbon or other embellishments. So I was a little limited here with coordinating embellishments, but it turned out OK, I guess. I DO love this new Hostess set, Four Seasons. Love, Love, LOVE the Hostess sets this catalog!

Belinda

 

Stampin' Stuff

Stamps

Four Seasons ~ Swirls and Curls verses

Ink

Primrose Petals ~ Raspberry Ripple

Paper

Whisper White ~ Primrose Petals ~ Raspberry Ripple

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Adorning Accents folders ~ 2 3/8 Scallop Circle punch ~ White bakers twine ~ White embossing powder
 

Pedaling Past

Pedaling Past This card makes me smile, I really love this set. I am kind of all over the map in the way that I design cards, especially lately. I usually start from an inspirational point and go from there, whether it is a design layout, or a color combination, a particular paper or set or technique. I started with the paper this time. I adore this Everyday Enchantment paper from the Saleabration collection. I will be very sad when I run out! I loved these two pieces together, so I decided on the layout and then went in search of the set to go with it. I ran across my retired Pedaling Past set and that was that. I really like the way it turned out, it reminds me of summers past. I keep hearing that Country Time lemonade music in my head when I look at it! Happy Stampin'

Belinda

 

Stampin' Stuff

Stamps

Pedaling Past

Ink

Basic Black ~ Real Red Marker

Paper

Basic Black ~ Very Vanilla ~ Everyday Enchantment DSP

Fun Stuff

Basic Black satin ribbon ~ Brights Collection designer buttons ~ Black embroidery floss
 

Apothecary Art and New Catalog Info

As you can see from the countdown clock in my sidebar, it is only 2 weeks till the new Annual Catalog goes live!  There are so many fun new stamps and tools and I think you will love the new streamlined style of the catalog. The catalog is a little smaller and Stampin Up has made them much less expensive for us to purchase (and less expensive for you too!) So I am changing up the way I handle the catalog a little bit. I am excited to announce that this year I will be able to offer them free with a $25 purchase (one per customer) or for those who just want to purchase a catalog with no order, the catalog price will be $5. You will still get one free when you host a workshop. I'll also be doing some random giveaways if you would like to earn one free that way. Also, for any customer who purchases at least $50 from me over this catalog year, you will earn next years catalog free as well, and will be able to pick it up as soon as they begin arriving next year. I love that this new system will allow me to give free catalogs to my current customers as we go forward. As always, owning the catalog will insure that you will receive the Holiday and Spring catalogs. These will be much larger than the previous mini catalogs, so they will have many more seasonal products in them and they will be current for a full 5 months. More time to get your favorite goodies! Contact me to reserve your catalog! Apothecary Art I used a lot of different sets on this card. I really like the way many of our vintage sets work together, it makes it fairly easy to put together a collage type card. I started with the Parlor Prints background stamped in Crumb cake on Crumb cake card stock. Then I randomly stamped Established Elegance images in Soft Suede. They were placed so they would show behind the focal piece. I stamped and cut out the Apothecary Art image and added a layer of soft suede card stock which I cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits. Finally, I added a couple of strips of designer paper and did some distressing and sponging. These are really simple techniques, but combined with these beautiful images, it's easy to get that vintage look. I am stocking up on this Beau Chateau paper, it's a favorite and I hate to see it retire! Thanks for stopping by!

Belinda

 

Stampin' Stuff

Stamps

Established Elegance ~ Apothecary Art ~ Parlor Prints ~ Loving Thoughts

Ink

Crumb Cake ~ Soft Suede ~ Daffodil Delight ~ Pink Pirhouette ~ Blush Blossom

Paper

Crumb Cake ~ Very Vanilla ~ Soft Suede ~ Beau Chateau DSP

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Labels Collections Framelits ~ Crochet Trim ~ Distressing Tool ~ Blender pens ~ sponge
 

Button Buddies

button buddies This is a card that we made at Stamp Camp last Thursday. It is simple and sweet and uses the Button Buddies set. Love the cherries from that set! The ribbon is from one of the simply sent kits and is retired. I am super excited that we will be offering stitched grosgrain in the new catalog, though! The 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon will now have a line of straight stitching through the center. Love it! Speaking of the new Catalog, as you can see it goes live in a little over two weeks! My copies to hand out arrive today and I will start delivering them tomorrow. Let me know if you would like to have one! You can receive one Free with a $25 retirement purchase between now and the end of May. I'll go into a little more detail about the new catalog program and new catalog pricing tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!

Belinda

 

Stampin' Stuff

Stamps

Button Buddies ~ Petite Pairs

Ink

Real Red and Old Olive markers

Paper

Real Red ~ Whisper White ~ Summer Smooches DSP

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Labels Collection Framelit, ~ Perfect Polka Dots EF ~ Brights designer buttons ~ Red Twill ribbon ~ White bakers twine