Friday, June 4, 2010

Retiring papers, inks

I went through all my cardstocks, ink pads and markers and pulled them out of the mix; now I just hope I can keep them separated until 7-1-10 while I still use them. I still need to pull all my retiring Designer Series papers, punches and Stamp Sets..... but I can't show you the stamp sets since I offered a contest to "guess" how many stamp sets, including hostess and wheels I am losing this year. If you can guess the "number" I am losing, I will let you choose one of the retiring stamp sets of your choice FREE!!!!! So place your guess by email and on 7-1-10 I will let you know who wins. Any ties will be put into a basket and I will draw the winning name. Make sure I have your email address to contact you.
I thought I would share with you the papers, with the new change-out that I am losing this year as well as the stamp pads and markers. My Stampin' Markers set I have sure looks empty I think there are only 16 or 17 markers left that are carried over. It looks like I will have a pretty heavy sale after July 1st, huh?
I showed you one of the Cards and bags with toppers the other day that I did for a Church Retreat, but I have more. The one I'm showing you today is the one that the organizer chose to have their guests make. This is using the new Elements of Style shown on page 12 of the Summer Mini Catalog. The whole card is made using only black ink on white cardstock. The image was stamped on the base of the card as well as the piece lifted by dimensionals. What do you think of the flower. This was made using the Round Scallop Punch. You punch out 8-10 pieces and crumple them all up and unfold them, pierce the center, insert a brad and then pull "each" piece to the center and crumple again, then carefully fold out each of the petal layers. You can then apply the flower to the card using several mini glue dots. The topper piece of the goodie bag is made using the Top Note Die. I stamped the whole image, so if you turn this over, the image is also on the back side. On the white piece, I detached the area around the perforated outside so it would lay on the black die cut showing a border. The greeting of "For You" is also a stamp from this set. This was stamped on white cardstock and punched out using the 1" circle punch, then punching the outside layer in black using the 1 1/4" Circle Punch.
If you haven't checked out the Retiring Accessories list you will be surprised at how much is already sold out. If there are any papers, ink pads, etc. you were wanting DON'T HESITATE TO ORDER.... they are going really fast.
Tomorrow is Friday....... have a nice end of the week and enjoy your weekend.
Janet Elam

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last Chance Lists are Out

The Retired Stamp Sets, Accessories and Definitely Decorative came out today. I can't believe how many items are being retired from the Accessories. It looks like MOST of my ribbons and brads are gone.... and some of my other favorite accessories :(
Remember the Accessories that are retiring are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. When you check out the lists, you will notice that some of the cardstocks are already out of stock. So, check out the links to the lists and if you want some of your favorite things before it's no longer available, I suggest you either order online pronto or give me a call/email. If you check my website each day you can see the updated list each day.... DON'T WAIT....PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR RETIRING ACCESSORIES SOOOOOON!!!

You can view the RETIRING INKS HERE
You can view the RETIRING PUNCHES HERE (only a few are really going away, the rest are
being redesigned to the new format)

One of the Stamp Sets retiring is Bloomin' Beautiful (111490 $25.95 on page 98). This has been one of my all time favorites. I made a little goodie bag and topper and the "easel" card recently. You will notice the Kraft and Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbons used are also retiring.
I did use several items from the Summer Mini Catalog on the topper. You can see the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz shown on page 15 and also the Mini Vintage Tags also on page 15.
Happy Stamping.......