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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Easy peasy pumpkins

So, it is that time of the year, when pumpkins start appearing everywhere. They are already in front of all the grocery stores and I cannot wait to carve mine!!! you know, we don't carve pumpkins in Finland, well we don't really even celebrate Halloween! In Finland kids go around the towns, door to door, during easter time, handing out decorated willow branches and dressed up as easter witches (well now a days  boys tend to wear more halloween type costumes, but when I was a kid, even boys dressed up as witches with skirts and all :-)

Now these are the easiest pumpkins you'll ever 'carve'
I just used the Work of Art stamp set. the pumpkins are stamped with Pumpkin Pie and the stem is with Mossy Meadow (just coloured part of the tall straight stamp and stamped id on top of the pumpkin.

Pumpkin Pie anyone???

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Lovely as a Tree, encore

Here is an other card created using Lovely as A Tree stamp set. This is one of my favourite sets. It has so many usages. You can create fall cards, birthday cards, Xmas cards and summer cards with it.

The other very versatile set is Work of Art, and I used that as the background stamp for the tree. The colours are: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz. The tree is stamped with Early Espresso

Friday, 19 September 2014

Full crafting room reno going on

I know, excuses.... this card was actually created before I started my full on renovations.

I used the "lovely as a tree' stamp set and to create that multi tone look, you take your sponge daubers and ink your stamp using them. At the end (before stamping the image) you need to "huff'" on the stamp to moisten all the inks. Remember. the colour you add last, is going to be most visible.

The embellishment leafs are done with Bird builder punch using Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry card stock. And the sentiment is from the new FREE hostess special reward stamp set.

So what is this craft room reno, you ask??
I'm relocating my craft room from the small bedroom to our guest bedroom (so my current craft room will become our guest bed room. A lot of work and moving stuff, plus I need to patch all the walls in my old craft room once the book cases and IKEA picture ledges are removed. I see some serious painting and stencilling happening....
Any yes, you will get some pictures, once I get some parts set up ;-)

Friday, 12 September 2014

Buy One -Get One Free / Part 4 (final)

Okay, so here are some images of the papers.
I only took pics of the full sets but as you can see from the first image, I have a big pile of single sheets, pretty much covering most of the Stampin'Up!'s designer series papers from the past couple of years ;-)

I have full packs of Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green cardStock (one of each) and the other retired colours are sold either as single sheets (10c/sheet) or as a whole stack 0.50-2 dollars per stack, depending on the amount of sheets

The designer series paper stacks are 5cad per pack or you can buy single sheets for 10c/sheet

Buy One - Get One Free / part 3

So here are the embellishments (ribbons and buttons)
I'll post the list and images of papers later today

Satin Stiched ribbons (recently retired in-colours):
-raspberry ripple
-primrose petals
-Gumball green
-summer Starfruit 
-midnight muse 

Stretch ruffle trim (still current in-colours, ribbon no longer available for order)
-baked brown sugar
-strawberry slush
-crisp cantaloupe
-coastal cabana 

Stiched gros-grain
-basic gray
-blushing bride
-rich razzleberry
-early espresso
-daffodil delight
-wild wasabi
Scallop dots ribbon (one of my FAVOURITE ribbons!!! - really easy to tie)
-more mustard
-tangerine tango 
- old olive
-melon mambo
-marina mist
-cherry cobbler
-chocolate chip

Sea binding ribbon
-Baja Breeze
-pear Pizzazz
-Rose red
-always artichoke
1/4" gros-grain ribbon
-chocolate chip
-tempting turquoise
-bashful blue
-certainly celery
-old olive
-night of navy
-marina mist
Satin ribbons:
-Marina mist
-old olive
-chocolate chip
-rich razzleberry
-bashful blue
-very vanilla
-real red
-old olive
-certainly celery
Bakers twine
-island indigo
-calypso coral
-pool party
-lucky limeade

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Buy One, Get One Free / part 2

More stampsets (last 2 pics have wood mounted stamps, most of the others are clear mount acrylic stamps)

I have tried to group the stamps according to the price. 
NOTE: second picture has 3 sets that have 2 cases of stamps. The price of those 3 sets can be seen on the top case

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Buy One - Get One Free / part 1

Below are some images of items available on Saturday

If you cannot make it in person, email me your wish list AFTER 1pm on Saturday and I can see if those items are still available. I'll look at the emails in the order I receive them.

Note: this is only the first set of pictures. More to come in the next couple of days

See you on Saturday!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

I stamped!!!!!

Well it's about time!!

I was finally able to clear enough space on my desk that I got to use my stamping supplies.

I have been waiting to use this stamp set for SO long.
I ordered it already in May, hoping that my husband could mail it to me, when I was In Finland. Nope, it was on back order.

So FINALLY when I got back home, I wanted to use this set as quickly as possible, but since there was not even an inch of free space on my desk, I had to put my dreams aside 

But today I was able to clear the space!! I have now sorted all the retired stamps, punches, ribbons and embossing folders/ framelits and was able to move them out of the room.

The base is Sahara Sand, the larger white piece is Watercolour paper, which was brushed with Soft Sky and Sahara Sand inks and the top piece is Naturals White card stock stamped with same inks using Work of Art stamp set (funny how the stamped Sahara Sand is SO much darker... And it is from the same ink pad!). The birds from Wetlands stamp set are stamped with Early Espresso.

LOVE IT!!!!!

Cannot wait to get more cards made. I should also place my Holiday Catalogue order, but first I have to sort through my papers.

And remember, the 'BUY ONE - GET ONE FREE*'event is next Saturday, September 13th from 11am until 2pm!!!

I will be posting some pictures of the items available by early next week.

*you get the retired products (some gently used) for FREE, when you place an order from the current Stampin'Up! Catalogues for the same value (before taxes and shipping)