26 August 2010

Additional Last Chance List Discounts!

The Last Chance List is quickly coming to an end and Stampin' Up! have selected some high-inventory items to discount even further! You have until August 31 to grab a real bargain. Get your orders in soon, before these products are gone forever!

Item # Page Description Discount Discounted AUS Price Discounted NZ Price
116342 42 Big Bold Birthday 50% $ 26.98 $ 31.98
116408 100 Seeing Spots 50% $ 14.98 $ 17.98
116344 121 Big Deal Alphabet 50% $ 38.98 $ 45.98
116208 126 In Color card stock (A4) 50% $ 7.25 $ 8.63
105538 127 Bold Brights Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46 $ 51.71
105537 127 Soft Subtles Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46 $ 51.71
105540 127 Rich Regals Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46 $ 51.71
105541 127 Many Marvelous Markers 25% $ 175.46 $ 209.96
105550 128 Bold Brights Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 31.46 $ 37.46
105551 128 Earth Elements Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 31.46 $ 37.46
105539 128 Earth Elements Stampin' Write markers 25% $ 43.46 $ 51.71
105552 129 Rich Regals Classic Stampin' Spots 25% $ 31.46 $ 37.46
112042 132 Urban Garden Designer Series paper 50% $ 8.48 $ 9.98
112041 134 Bella Rose Designer Series paper 50% $ 8.48 $ 9.98
107305 152 Oval Large punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
113692 152 Eyelet border punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
109043 152 Scallop Circle punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
113694 152 Heart to Heart punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
112082 152 Wide Oval punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
112091 152 Scallop Edge punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
113693 152 Full Heart punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
104310 155 Crafters' Tool Kit 25% $ 58.46 $ 68.96
112004 AW28* 1-3/4" Circle punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98
116629 CO* Butterfly punch 50% $ 15.48 $ 17.98

*CO=Carryover Flyer
*AW=Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue

18 August 2010

Baby Pic

Finally had a chance to take some decent photos so here's one, me with bubs. Everything is going well. Thanks for all the lovely comments!

16 August 2010

Baby Update

Final score 3-1! Isaac was born 5.43pm yesterday (15th), on my Nana's 94th birthday, at home surrounded by family (literally): My husband, our 3 kids, my Mother-In-Law, my sister & her son, plus 2 midwives. He was 8lb 1oz (huge by our standards). Will load a pic later.

13 August 2010

Waste Not Want Not

Firstly, a baby update: Nothing to report! Am now 6 days overdue which is a whole new experience for me as I've never gone overdue before!

Anyway, I'm still pottering around in my craft room getting up-to-date with my scrapbooking and decided to use some retiring products today.When the last catalogue started, Demonstrators were able to buy designer series paper sampler to show customers, which was basically a 3x3" piece of every DSP in the book. Because those papers are now retiring, I'm going to use them! This page also uses two retiring stamps sets, Life Definitions & Frames with a Flourish along with retiring colour Close to Cocoa.
Stamps: So Swirly, Life Definitions, Frames with a Flourish
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Candy Lane DSP, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Buttons #5 Sizzlits Dies, Lots of Tags Sizzlits Dies, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies (Hearts), Extra-Large Two-Step Bird Punch

12 August 2010

Happy Bird Day - Mojo Monday/Inkspirations

I'm catching up on a couple of birthday cards which I need soon so decided to partake of a couple of challenges along the way! There is also some sneak peeks for the upcoming 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalogue!

This card uses the new Level 3 Hostess Stamp Set Playful Pieces and many pieces it has too! 30 in all! The pieces coordinate together to make many different shapes such as the "present" below. Also, the new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder is just gorgeous and I will be making lots of projects with it.

Stamps: Playful Pieces, Picture This
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Spritzer Tool, Silver Brads, Sponge Dauber, Crimper, Scallop Border Punch, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

11 August 2010

Last Chance (Retiring) List - Discounts

There are lots of discounts in the Last Chance List intermingled with all the products retiring so here's a breakdown of the "real" specials!

Listed in black 25% off Product
Listed in red 50% off Product

Stamp Sets
* p 28. Spotlight on Christmas
* p 29. A Holly Jolly Christmas
* p 34. You and Moi
* p 55. Thats Funny
* p 65. Once upon a Time
* p 67. Just Jawing
* p 76. A Beautiful Thing
* p79. Bloomin' with Beauty
* p 83. Embrace Life
* p 86. Playful Petal
* p 99. Good Friend
* p 101. Game Night
* p 103. Cute Cues
* p 109. Tres Chic
* p 121. ABC Alphabet
* p 140. Wow Flowers
* p 140. Starring You
* p 76. Its Beautiful Wheel
* p 101. In the Cards Wheel
* p 34 A Happy Heart
* p 53 Best Wishes and More
* p 57 Greeting Eight
* p 93 Only Ovals
* p 97 Enjoy Every Moment
* p 105 All Scallops

12X12 Cardstock
Basic Gray, More Mustard, Real Red, Bravo Burgundy & Handsome Hunter

Stampin' Write markers
Brilliant Blue, Creamy Caramel, Gable Green, Glorious Green, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, Only Orange, Pixie Pink, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Summer Sun, Yoyo Yellow, Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Bordering Blue, Handsome Hunter, Lavender Lace, Mellow Moss, Pale Plum, Sage Shadow, Taken with Teal
Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal

Stampin' Around Cartridges
* Creamy Caramel, Lovely Lilac, More Mustard, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss,

Jumbo Stampin' Around Cartridges
* Gorious Green, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, Ballet Blue, Bravo Burgundy, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss, Night of Navy

Designer Series Paper
* Haiku
* Raspberry Tart
* Tea Party
* Holiday Treasures
* Windsor Knot
* Pink Flamingo

* Simply Scrappin kits - I Wish
* 2U Simply Sent card elements
* Thanks X2 Simply Sent card elements
* More Thoughts Simply Sent
* No One Like You Simply Sent
* Blooms Again die cuts
* Floral Fusion
* Floral Fusion Too
* Letter Sticky Cuts
* Sweet Sticky Cuts
* On Board Lots of Letters
* Rich Regals Brads
* Antigue Brass Build a Brad
* Square Metal Edge Tags
* Blooms Die Cuts
* Chunky Sprinkles Stampin Glitter

* Pacific Point 5/8" striped ribbon
* Pig Tails Ribbon Originals
* Pink Pirouette 5/8" striped ribbon
* Riding Hood Red 5/8" striped ribbon
* Tangerine Tango 5/8" striped ribbon
* Bashful Blue 1/2" striped ribbon
* Real Red 1/2" striped ribbon
* Old Olive 1/2" striped ribbon
* Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped ribbon
* Pretty In Pink 1/2" striped ribbon
* So Saffron 1/2" Striped ribbon
* 1" Bashful Blue double stitched ribbon
* 1" Chocolate Chip double stitched ribbon
* 1" Rose red double stitched ribbon

* Boho Blossoms, Scallop Square, Scallop Oval

Although all the punches are on the Last Chance List they are mostly being reconfigured to the new flat style. Five punches are being retired though:
* Small Star
* Trio Flower
* Double Rectangle
* Horizontal Slot
* Slit

08 August 2010

Two Masculine Layouts

We'll be saying goodbye to the wonderful colour Billiant Blue soon. It's been one of my favourite colours on masculine layouts and have used it heaps!Stamps: Office Accoutrement
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Jersey Shore Designer Series Paper (Retired)
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Rhinestone Brads, Star, Large Star, Round Tab & Boho Blossoms Punches, Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies
I did some creative journalling on this page using a flower from the Good Friend stamp set on it's side then wrote along the stem. I also mirrored the food colouring in my sons' hair with sponging and spritzing (on the title).
Stamps: Good Friend
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Kraft
Ink: Real Red, Whisper White Craft, Black Stampin' Write Journaller
Accessories: Sponge, Spritzing Tool, Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies

07 August 2010

Two Pretty Layouts

I've been doing lots of scrapbooking this week. I'm due today and know that I won't have much time or feel like doing much crafting in the next few weeks, so have been trying to get up-to-date.

Here's a couple of pretty layouts in which I just love the colours!This is my soon to be 94-year-old Nana!
Stamps: Lovely Letters, Baroque Motifs, Vintage Vogue (Leaves on Stem)
Cardstock: Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper
Ink: Versamark, Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Sponge Dauber, Pretties Kit, Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch
Stamps: Vintage Labels, Best Yet, Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Gable Green, Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, White Gel Pen, Versamark
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Rhinestone Brads, Curly Label Punch, Scallop Border Punch, 1/4" Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

02 August 2010

Last Chance (Retiring) List

Stampin' Up! have a brand new catalogue coming out on September 1! We have had to wait a long time (17 months) for this catalogue which will bring us more into line with what they are offering in the US. We are now only 2 months behind them! Anyway, there are lots of new products, some favourites are staying too, but there's also some going which is the reason for this post.

The "Last Chance" list has just been released. Click here to go through to the customer website to view the list. You have until August 31 to order from it, but unfortunately many things will run out before then, so be quick!