Wednesday, June 13, 2007
What better way for me to celebrate (almost) finishing our business taxes for the year than a great big honking box of Stampin' Up! goodies for me? Yes, I went haywire and ordered everything I wanted from the new Preview Brochure and it's ALL HERE NOW!
What all did I get? Let's see:
I ordered all 6 new "In Color" paper and ink pads... Groovy Guava, River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Bayoo Blue and Wild WASABIIIIIIIIII. I thought this past year's "In Color" selections were pretty awesome, and I wasn't sure that anything could replace my fondness for Cool Caribbean and Crisp Cranberry but now I'm not so sure... it's going to be a joy planning out my Hostess Appreciation event projects with these sweeties!
Of course I *needed* the new Punch Box kit with the 3 little ink spots, 9 stamps (die-cut!) and triple flower punch. I saw so many gorgeous little cards made with this while on the Panama Canal Cruise (see here) that I knew it would be a top priority to get in my hot little hands. And now it's mine, all mine (insert evil wicked witch cackling).
I also ordered all 4 packages of new Rhinestone bling brads -- yes, I now have 32 different kinds to play from. I'll be giving these away FREE with my next big upcoming promotion -- if you're Canadian and signed up for my e-newsletter, you'll hear all about it on the 20th (unless you ask me nicely and I'll give you the scoop earlier)!
I also ordered:
- 8 new sets (2 of which are Hostess sets for next year)
- 3 jumbo wheels- an AWESOME package of chipboard
- phenomenal new 12x12 designer papers, that I'm fairly drooling over.
As soon as the last of the taxes are finished, I'll have time to better play with everything and start posting samples, but you know I just could NOT leave all that new rubber & ink untouched so SHHHHHH... don't tell my hubby but I quickly whipped up a card for you all this morning :)
It uses my new absolutely FAVE set Baroque Motifs, River Rock and Purely Pomegranate inks & cardstock, some bling bling, Linen background and the cutter kit to distress the edges. Oh yes... and my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to do a shadow effect of the main image: once in River Rock and then sightly to the side again in Purely Pomegranate. LOVE THIS SET! If you've visited my blog in the past, I shared a really cool medallion technique that was demo'd on the Big Boat by Brent Steele using this set. I knew right away that this set had to be mine...and now it is. I *love* being a demo :) :) Just click on card to enlarge...
Let me know if there's ever anything you would like me to showcase here on the blog. Leave a comment below and I'll do my best to accomodate you!
Baroque Motifs is SO beautiful! So glad I got that. Hopefully the man in brown comes this week! hehe...