18 July, 2013

CAS(E) This Sketch #36 - 11 July

As soon as I saw this sketch, I thought it would make a great template for a mass producible card.  I figured my sister might need a whole batch of Thank Yous to send out after her baby girl is born so I put together these prototypes.  Ive since tweaked the design somewhat and am in the process of making her 30+ cards.

Ingredients (all from Stampin' Up unless Specified):

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Regal Rose (retired)
Ink: Basic Grey, Regal Rose (retired)
DSP: Basic Grey and Regal Rose - all patterns retired
Stamp Sets: Four Frames, Papillion Potpourri, Express Yourself (hostess)
Punches: Decorative Label, Elegant Butterfly
Other: Rhinestones, pearls, vellum, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Organza Ribbon in Whisper White

15 July, 2013

Mojo Monday #301 - 8 July

My Version of sketch #301 for Mojo Monday.  I just finished this card in the nick of time.  I can see where I'd have improved it had I not been in such a rush...and I have realised I really need more sentiment stamp sets!

Ingredients (all from Stampin' Up unless Specified):

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse, Baked brown Sugar (didn't have Soft Suede Ink!!)
DSP: Comfort Cafe (retired), Summer Starfruit DSP stack (retired), Midnight Muse from Print Poetry Mat Stack (retired)
Stamp Sets: Prefectly Preserved, Vintage Vogue (retired)
Other: Cannery Framelits

11 July, 2013

RetroSketches #71 - 6 July

I really loved sketch #71!  I often forget about ribbon.  Not so much on cards but definitely on scrapbook layouts so I really enjoyed using it here!  I even embellished the inside of the card!  It was a quick and easy design.

Ingredients: (All items from Stampin' Up! unless specified)

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze (retired)
Stamps: Best of 25 Flowers, Congrats (retired)
Ribbon: Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, Hemp cord (retired)
Button: Cherry Cobbler (retired style)
DSP: Patio Party (retired)
Other: Dimensionals. sponge

10 July, 2013

CAS(E) This Sketch #35 - 4 July

I've found a third sketch challenge to keep me busy!  This is what I made for Challenge #35.

Ingredients (all products from Stampin' Up! unless specified)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive (pad and marker) 
Stamps: Tea Shoppe (retired), Four Frames
DSP: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight from the 2012-2013 Brights Stack
Ribbon: Old Olive from a retired Ribbon Originals pack
Punches: Decorative Label, Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly
Other: Rhinestones, Colour Spritzer tool (retired) 

06 July, 2013

Mojo Monday #300 - 1 July

stampin up stampin' up! card cards floral flower butterfly butterflies feminine doily embossing twitterpated dsp red pink blue

This is my entry for Sketch #300 to celebrate Mojo Monday's 300th sketch! I wanted to use some stamps from the Best of 25 releases.  The hydrangea was stamped in Stayz On and coloured using ink, markers and blending pens as was the larger butterfly.  the smaller butterfly was stamped using Island Indigo Ink onto Baja Breeze cardstock.

Ingredients (all products from Stampin' Up! unless specified)

Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze (retired)
DSP: Twitterpated
Ink: Stayz On, Baja Breeze (retired), Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade(retired), Gumball Green, Basic Grey
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri and Fabulous Phrases, Best of 25 Years Flowers
Punches and Dies: Labels Collection Framelits, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch
Tools: Blending Pens, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (retired) Festive and Essentials piercing packs
Embellishments: Doily and Sycamore Street ribbon in Island Indigo (SAB 2013 item)

05 July, 2013

Grab Your Greetings Promotion

Check out this exciting new promotion from Stampin' Up!
Three stamp sets at 25% off until the end of the month only!  Click here to purchase!

RetroSketches #70 - 29 June

Dr Who Dalek punch art card cards stampin up stampin' up! sci fi robot geeky

This is my take on Sketch #70

Hubz and Small Dude were watching a Dr Who special. I tried to sit at my desk which is in the corner of the living room.
I managed to mount one stamp set before the constant shrieking of Daleks had me leave in disgust.
I had all but given up on crafting but Dr Who was finished and Small Dude went to bed. My visions of a lovely floral card went out the window. All I could see were Daleks when I closed my eyes so I just went with the flow. 
Next time I'd change up the Dalek just a little bit.

Ingredients (all products from Stampin' Up! unless specified)

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Basic Black and Real Red
Ink: Basic Black and Basic Grey
Punches: 1 inch circle, cupcake, modern label
Stamps: Lots of Bots and So Many Sayings (both retired)
DSP: Black polka dot sheet from recently retired Neutrals Stack.

03 July, 2013

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets

To celebrate its 25 year anniversary, SU! is releasing a set of stamps each month featuring old favourites and also a new image.

These sets will be available while stocks last until April 2014. Click on the images below to see a bigger version.

June was Best of Flowers:
July is Best of Butterflies:

Get them while you can!

02 July, 2013

Stampin’ Up! With PinkCraftyMama!

Hello everybody!

After being a Hobby demonstrator with Stampin' Up! for almost a year, I decided to take the plunge and turn things up a notch.

There are so many new things happening with SU! at the moment.
  • For one thing, Aussies can now order ONLINE directly via the SU! website!  How completely awesome is that??  If you want to check it out, click the link on the left!
  • Another new thing is the ability to have an Online Party!  Hostess Benefits without the hassle.
  • As of today, there is a BRAND NEW Catalogue full of crafty goodness!
  •  I will also be starting product clubs for those who would like to slowly add to to their collection without a big outlay, a MONTHLY KIT CLUB and also an ONLINE LAUNCH PARTY!
Keep checking back to see all the updates!