Saturday 23 April 2016

Baby Bear Sneak Peek - Male Vs Female

I love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Not only do I get to craft with amazing products but I also get to attend Onstage, an event twice a year where we get to see & bring home some awesome new products.  Stampin' Up! are very generous & give away prizes at these events in the form of stamp sets, embellishments, inks & even the New catalogue to take home. The best part about Onstage is everyone wins a prize!

Today I am sharing a very cute new stamp set called Baby Bear.  It will be very popular once the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue goes live on June 1st!  I was having a play with some retiring products & figured a great way to welcome the NEW is to say goodbye to some great retiring products at the same time.

I have made both a female & male version of this cute little bear, both using current & retiring products.  This stamp is a 3 step stamp & requires a keen eye to line up.  These ones are not perfectly lined up, but still look great.  I have used Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake & Early Espresso as the 3 layers of inks on the girl bear below.  I gave this bear a bit of extra dimension by cutting an extra head & raising it up on dimensionals.

Girl Baby Bear 

I have used the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack & blushing Bride cotton ribbon (both retiring) for the bow & flower on the bear's ear. The good news is the frame for the sentiment & the flower, both from the Rose Garden thinlit dies, from the Occasions Catalogue.   The DSP is Blushing Bride from the Subtles DSP paper stack. 

 For the boy bear, I have used Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake & Chocolate Chip as the ink layers. I prefer the Chocolate chip for a softer fur feel.

Boy Baby Bear
The boy bear needs less embellishment, just his cute little bow which is included in the stamp set.  I stamped his bow in Marina Mist & Night Of Navy.  I have used the Go Wild DSP stack for the background, Night Of Navy Seam Binding ribbon & the Curvy Corner Trio punch - ALL retiring! 

I can tell this little Baby Bear is going to be very very popular come June 1st.  I have already fallen in love with his cuteness!   I have provided the links to the retiring products I have mentioned in my shop list below.  I urge you to buy what you love before it goes as these retiring products are selling out very fast, & with only a month to go, they won't last that long as they are all while stocks last!

Thanks for stopping by

Product List

Tuesday 19 April 2016

It's Time To Say Goodbye

Things to know:
  • Some items are discounted up to 50% off
  • Many items are only available "while supplies last" - so shop early
  • The Washi Label Punch is already "out of stock" as are ink refills for Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon & Tangelo Twist. 
  • Even though the host/stampin' rewards items are listed as retiring, you'll still need to qualify for them with a $250 or more order (then select them as your Stampin'  Rewards).
  • The list may seem longer than in past years, but remember...the list includes both the Annual AND Occasions Catalogs (new for this year)
  • Shop early to ensure you get your favorites before they are gone!
Here is the link for the PDF version

Click on the pictures below to take you direct to the products in my online store.
Remember to use Hostess code: FUMQAJ6X for your orders under $250.  Anything above that you accrue your own hostess dollars to spend.