Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SFYTT Finally

I didn't realize I haven't posted in a month! But there's been some good reasons - Grant and I went to Vegas, when we came home I just had no crafting mojo, then lately, I've been busy getting everything in order for my trip to Haiti. I will be going with Project Medishare to volunteer my nursing skills in Haiti, which is still suffering devastating effects from the earthquake over one year ago. I have chosen to go here as opposed to somewhere like Japan that recently had a tsunami or the US that has lost a lot due to recent tornadoes because unlike those two countries, Haiti does not have the resources or capacity to rebuild as easily. Not to belittle those events at all, but I just feel personally that my nursing skills would best serve those in Haiti. I am not going until July but I am already so excitedd.

Anyways, primarily because of those things, I have only just gotten around to creating a card for this months SFYTT. I'm trying to focus on making thank you cards especially to be able to send out to those who have helped donate towards my trip to Haiti.
This card uses a lot of items that are now retired, but I just had to use them because I hardly did when they were available. I coloured the floral image using my stampin' markers and then once it was stamped, I went over the petals to give a little more detail - it's hard to see in the photo. Although the yellow is actually a muted daffodil delight, I used so saffron cardstock and ink because I liked the way it looked better.

Stamps: SU Inspired by Nature, Tiny Tags
Ink: SU markers in melon mambo, regal rose, wild wasabi, so saffron
Paper: SU ww, so saffron, sweet stitches dsp (retired)
Ribbon: SU ww 3/8" taffeta
Punches: SU jewelry tag punch
Button: SU daffodil delight sweet stitches big button (retired)
Misc: SU circle cutter, embroidery thread

Sunday, May 1, 2011

2011 Summer Mini and Promo Round Up

The new 2011 Summer Mini Catalogue is available starting today!  Be sure to read to the bottom of the post to catch up on the two new promotions starting today as well!
Check out the catalogue to view these fabulous new products available May 1 - August 31, 2011. I've already got several favourite and must have products from this one!

Combine your wish list from the new catalogue with the fabulous National Scrapbooking Month promotion (running May 1-31) and the Strength & Hope Campaign (running May 1 - August 31) that helps to fight breast cancer.

Strenth & Hope Campaign

Some of you may already be aware of how Stampin' Up strives to make a difference in the community through various programs and donations. With the release of the Summer Mini Catalogue, Stampin' Up! has joined up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and created the "Strength & Hope Campaign."

With the sale of every "Strength & Hope" stamp set or "Strength & Hope" digital kit, Stampin' Up! is going to donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This campaign will run the entire length of the Summer Mini Catalogue (May 1 - August 31).
  • Strength & Hope wood-mount stamp set - $21.95 (item number 118100)
  • Strength & Hope clear-mount stamp set - $16.95 (item number 123660)
  • Strength & Hope digital kit - $12.50 (item number 124475)
    • includes a four-piece stamp brush set, 12 designer series papers and 10 embellishment pieces
Click here to view images of the stamp set and digital kit.