Thursday, May 19, 2011

Crazy Little Sock Monkey.

During the Month of May Stampin' Up! have having deals of the week, which allows you to grab some super stamp set and accessories for a fraction of the normal retail cost. Last week they had the Sock Money set (IB&C p 59) on sale so I decided I'd grab it.

Noah's off to a 5th birthday in a few weeks so we decided together that we'd make this little person a card using this particular set. He was so excited about this one as he stamped the three images himself - though we did have to do them a couple of times!

There are so many combinations that can be made with this stamp set and it's suitable for both girls and boys by changing the cardstock colours.  You can also buy two lots of accessories for this cute monkey to make it even more interesting.

Have you got a cheeky money in your house? Could be a great set for making a scrap layout aswell.

To all those crazy monkeys out there - enjoy the day - Julie

Stamp Set/s: Sock Monkey, and the sentiment I can't remember the name of the set (sorry!)
Inks:  Old Olive, Basic Black, Baja Blue, VersaMark Ink. 
Cardstock and Paper: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, So Saffron, Basic Black, Whisper White
Tools & Embellishments:  Paper cutter, bone folder, adhesive, paper snips, clear block D, various circle punches, scallop border punch.

Get 30% off this weeks deals.

We’re on to our third week of Stampin’ Up! Australia’s Deal of the Week Promotion.  Here’s this week’s specials:

Item        Page    Description                                                 Regular          Sale
119750   137     Daffodil Delight 5/8” (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon    $16.95           $11.87
119963   137     Certainly Celery 3/8” (1 cm) Taffeta Ribbon   $12.95           $9.07
109112  139     Square Fire Rhinestone Brads.                       $19.95           $13.97
109113  139     Square Ice Rhinestone Brads                         $19.95           $13.97

If you'd like to grab any of these items be sure to email me quickly as there are limited amounts of these items.

This deal ends on the night of the 23rd so be quick!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fly butterfly fly.

I had been meaning to make a card to enter the SUO challenge # 18 - In celebration of butterflies - this week and realised about an hour ago it closes today!

 It had to be a quick card to make, so here it is.

I finally used my Sizzix Beautiful Butterflies die, which is how the butterfly was created.  It was so easy to run through the machine, with the hardest decision being what colour to make it! I then ran the die cut through an embossing folder to create a more textured effect.  The stamped 'for you' comes from the Great Friend set (IB&C p84).

I'm really pleased with the way the card turned out, and was also pleased for a change to make a card in less than 20 minutes, rather than pondering over one for hours, if not day!

I hope you're enjoying your day - Julie

Stamp Set/s: Great Friend
Inks:  Riding Hood Red. 
Cardstock and Paper: So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue and Washington Apple dsp (retired)
Tools & Embellishments:  Paper cutter, bone folder, adhesive, paper snips, clear block D, Sizzix beautiful butterflies bigz die, embossing folder.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

This weeks deals. Be hurry they're selling out quickly.

It’s Week 2 of Stampin’ Up!’s Deal of the Week promotion.

Here’s this week’s specials:

Item         Page      Description                                      Regular Price     Sale Price
120963   142        Stampin Pastels New Color Kit       $28.50               $22.80
115957   151        Thanks Embosslits Die                     $21.95               $17.56
114513   151        Sweetest Stem Embosslits Die         $21.95                $17.56
113483   155        Pennant Bigz XL Die                       $74.95                $59.96

This special finishes at 8pm on the 17th May 2011.  If you would like one of these items at the special discounted price then make sure to email me right away because sale items can become out of stock before the end of the sale.

I'm so excited about this week's deal as they're a couple of items I don't already have.

Enjoy Julie

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Mother's Day with flowers included. JAI #66.

This week the girls at Just Add Ink decided that with Mothers Day not far away, the challenge should be about flower to our projects. I was excited about this particular challenge as I wanted to try out a new card called a tri-shutter card.  Having started it though I did wonder if I would get it finished in time to add it to the challenge - I think I've just made it!
This card was a challenge to make, particularly as I haven't made it before.  It involved a lot of measuring, scoring and a whole lot of cutting.  You begin by making the card base, then cut the paper to fit into the spaces, then embellish with the stamped images and punched leaves.  I used the Cottage Garden set (IB&C p 75) which is this weeks Deals of Week and only $14.97 for the clear mount set - which is the one I used. 

As it is for a Mother for Mother's Day I choose to use the Wondeful Favourites sentiments (IB&C p 102).

The flowers on the left hand side are mounted onto the 5 petal flower punch, and I added a pearl to the middle of all of them.  I stamped and hand cut the butterflies and added the antenae with a black marker.

It took me a while to make but I do so love the way it ended up looking!  I am a little unhappy with these particular photos due to taking them so late in the day - with any luck I'll have a chance to take better ones tomorrow and will repost them.

I hope you like it - Julie

Stamp Set/s: Cottage Garden (clear mount), Wonderful Favourites
Inks:  Peach Parfait, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, Guava (retired), Basic Black marker. 
Cardstock and Paper: Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White; paper SU & unknown
Tools & Embellishments:  Paper cutter, bone folder, adhesive, sticky strip, paper snips, clear block D, 5 petal flower punch, bird punch, & Kaisercraft pearls.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Stampin Up's Deal of the week - 40% off selected stamp sets!

May 2011 is Deals of the Week month for Stampin’ Up!  Each week during the month of May, Stampin’ Up! will release a new set of Deals of the Week.  Check in each week in May to snap up a bargain!

Deals of the Week for the first week of May are:

Tag Alongs Wood-Mount Stamp Set – Usually $31.95, NOW only $19.17
More Monkey Accessories Clear-Mount Stamp Set – Usually $23.95, NOW only $14.37
More Monkey Accessories Wood-Mount Stamp Set – Usually $29.95, NOW only $17.97
Cottage Garden Clear-Mount Stamp Set, Usually $24.95, NOW only $14.97
Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Stamp Set, Usually $32.95, NOW only $19.77
Compliments to the Chef Wood-Mount Stamp Set, Usually $35.95, NOW only $21.57

If you'd like to see images of the sets in the current catalogue click here, or if you would like your own copy of the current cataloguse just send me an email.

If you aready have your own catalogue, then you can find the sets on the pages indicated below:
Tag Alongs is on page 37
More Monkey Accessories is on page 59
Cottage Garden is on page 75
Compliments to the Chef is on page 98

Be quick though, as there are limited number of the sets available in the deal is only valid this week.

Enjoy - Julie