Friday, January 23, 2009

Upcoming Events and New Product

Made time today to try out the only new stamp set I have from the new catalogue so far. I'm trying to pare down my want list to a must-have list. Do you have a long list too? I've been checking out this page at splitcoaststampers to check out my new must have stamp sets to see what others are creating with them. Trying and failing to choose just 2 new ones to get for now. The gallery over at splitcoaststampers is very inspiring, lots of great designs, new colour combos and wonderful talent! You can check out my gallery too!

Head over to my Workshop and Events page, I've updated it with an upcoming event in February. And check back soon for March dates. Great events to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration (February 1st to March 31). Can't make my events? You can host your own workshop if you live in the Kingston, Ontario area. My contact information is in the right hand side of the main page.


Stamps: Petal Pizzaz, Short and Sweet
Ink: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Perfect Plum
Paper: Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Accessories: Baja Breeze ribbon, Fire circle brads, Button Bouquet, glue dots

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Yea! New Catalogue!

petal pizzazOkay, the new catalogue is posted on Stampin' Up!'s website. Fair warning though, you will be downloading a pdf file, so it might take some time.

Today's idea is made using a new stamp from the catalogue, Petal Pizzaz. I thought the first time I read it, it said Petal Pizza! Oh well, the jokes on me I guess.
I needed a cover for my newly bought notepad. I've started keeping this as my ideas for colour combinations that I see in other people's cards, my own ideas, from places around me in everyday life and colour challenges too. So many to keep track of. So that way I can quickly scan through the ones I really want to make, that way hopefully not loose as much time figuring out my colour combo first!
The main focal point is done using the emerging colour technique, you can find a tutorial over at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ or right here.
Stamps: Petal Pizzaz
Ink: Versamark, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Basic Grey
Paper: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: clear embossing powder, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, sticky strip
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Friday, January 16, 2009

A cold, cold day!

We are sitting here in the middle of a deep freeze in southeastern Ontario. It sure does remind me of living out in Manitoba! Except we haven't hit the minus 40 degrees Celsius here like it would out there.

Stampin' Up!'s new Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalogue premiers on Monday! I've made my list at least 3 times of what my first order will look like, but I keep changing my mind every time I open the catalogue. You will be able to have your first peak at the catalogue on Stampin' Up!'s website starting Monday January 19th. Or contact me by email: amanda.farlinger@yahoo.ca today to find out how to get your own copy.


I case'd (copy and share everything!) this card from one I saw at splitcoaststampers made by mudflapmamma. I changed the colours to use what I had on hand.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Old Olive, Regal Rose marker
Paper: Old Olive, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Maine Blueberry Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Regal Rose wide grosgrain ribbon, stamping dimensionals

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Friday, January 09, 2009

Inventory Blow Out Sale and Retiring Stamps and Accessories

A lot of excitement and deadlines looming around here lately! In with the old and out with the new. I've been checking ladies' blogs who have been attending the Leadership convention the past few days to hear about the new product that is in the new catalogue. My goodness there sounds like a lot of right up my alley products! I cannot wait to get my hands on my catalogue. How about you? Are your fingers itchin' for a new catalogue to peruse through? Are you imagining all that new product that you just have to have? Check back next week for upcoming dates for my events or contact me to find out how you can get a catalogue!

Click here to be taken to my demo website. Once there click on the SHOP NOW button on the top right corner of the page. This will take you to the online ordering page and from here it will let you navigate through the Inventory Blowout sale and the Retired Items, just click on the picture on the pop up page to see what's still available.

One of the retiring sets is Ahoy Matey! Such a cute set that I really haven't used that much unfortunately! See the waves? They are made by ripping blue paper for the waves and then on the ripped/jagged edges you add your adhesive and then glitter away! I strongly suggest that you let the waves dry completely before adhering 3 layers of them together to get the desired effect.

The sails and boat are stamped on white paper and then sponged to get the linen look of sails. I stamped Ahoy Matey on the inside of the card and used a 1-1/4" circle punch on the top to create the window.

Stamps: Ahoy Matey!
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Basic Black
Paper: Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Sage Shadow (the picture throws this colour for a loop for some reason!)
Accessories: White gel pen, dazzling diamonds glitter, 1-1/4" circle punch, sponge dauber
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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

January Thank You


I just want to say thanks to everyone who visits my blog. It's very neat to see the trip counter climb over time. I hope everyone see something they like and will visit again really soon! Leave me a comment, or just your blog address and I'll try to swing by to say "hi!".

Lately I've lost my stampin' mojo. But with whispers about the new catalogue that premiers on January 19th, I cannot wait to get my hands on my catalogue!!!! I love all the excitement surrounding new catalogue releases, but I'm impatient! And I know there will be many things that I will just have to have!!! For now I'll try to use up my current supplies, got to make room somehow!

Well now that is enough exclamation points for today. On to the card:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Not Quite Navy craft Ink
Paper: Urban Garden DSP, Old Olive, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Not Quite Navy brads, stampin dimensionals
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Monday, January 05, 2009

The BIG 50!

Today marks my 50th post, and a card for my Dad's 50th b-day! What a coincidence!

Anywho I hope everyone had a nice break over the holidays. My family's business was closed for a good break both over Christmas and New Years. It was so nice to have time to burn! Unfortunately between travel and merry making there wasn't much time for stamping or creating. But looking forward I see my desk getting very messy!

To start off the New Year on the right foot I made my Dad a birthday card, a little late, but it was so easy to make! The circle punches made it nice and easy to create this one.

Stamps: Party Hearty
Ink: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Taken with Teal
Paper: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Taken with Teal, Urban Garden DSP
Accessories: 1-3/8" circle punch, word window punch
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