Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sneak Peek... :)

When I first got my new Stampin' Up! Catalog, along with the sneak peek items demos could order... I was paralyzed! Where to start?? With the little robots? The pheasant? The cool zoo animals? What about the pop up card with arrows? Oh don't you worry - you'll see them all!

I actually just started with the catalog. It's beautiful. It's printed on a new, silky matte paper that is very different from the glossy pages of catalogs past. It's more like an expensive magazine or book - it's really nice.

But I won't torture you - here are some highlights. (Look away if you don't want to know)

  • Cat and dog sets that are the first I've really liked - very clean silhouettes. Adorable.
  • A pet sympathy set.
  • Great patriotic sets.
  • Beautiful floral, asian and nature sets.
  • AWESOME Halloween sets - the cutest skeleton ever as well as some spooky crows!
  • Customized address stamps that are amazing improvements over the old ones, as well as Princess and Pirate custom name stamps. So I could get one that says "Princess Lydia". How fitting :)
  • A very fun cake/cupcake set that is so cool with a little cake stand.
  • Adorable little quail or partridges with babies.
  • Awesome country/farm sets.
  • Amazing new sizzix dies and embossing folders!
  • Coated, food safe treat boxes in chocolate chip - beautiful
  • Printed DSP file folders!!
  • The new under $10 sets are some of my faves.
You're gonna love it! And need a second job!

I've left a few secrets unrevealed... But it wouldn't be a sneak peek without eye candy!

So here's what I did with my pre-ordered goodies. More to come in the next few days. It's very hard not to post it all at once!!

I doubled, well, tripled up here because I couldn't resist. The pheasant is from the new Autumn Days set, which is gorgeous. The greeting is from a big greeting set called Teeny Tiny Wishes, and the pattern on the bottom is from a set called Circle Circus which is a STUNNING modern set with patterned circles. Home run!To start, I took some of the new Razzleberry Lemonade DSP - this warm orange piece really looks like Basic Grey style paper to me - it's beautiful. I stamped one of the circles from Circle Circus in the new In Color called Dusty Durango. This color is like Tangerine Tango and Riding Hood Red had a cool, hip baby. Warm and lovely. That is also the color of the new polka dot ribbon I used.

The card base is Sahara Sand, and I stamped the wheat from the Autumn Days set in Sahara Sand on that. Then I stamped the little pheasant from the same set in Dusty Durango, and did a few things to embellish it. First, I shaded it with my Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa markers. They were the perfect shades to blend with the Dusty Durango.

Then, I highlighted the design with my white gel pen - all the white you see is just tracing over the original designs in the stamp - I didn't add anything. For his eye, I used one of my Costco gel pens which was a light peach.

Then I stamped the Happy Father's Day in black.

So what do you think?? You ready to see more?

Hope you have a great day.

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  1. You got your goods already?!?!?!? Oh, right, you live in TX and you probably expedited. :-) I am on the East Coast (=7 days to get here) and I did not expedite. I shall enjoy looking at everyone else's stuff until mine arrive. Oh, well.

    I did get the bundle plus all the ribbons, but I did not get this pheasant. I love what you did with him! And I cannot wait to get my hands on those In Colors, but I guess I'll have to. :-)

  2. Oh, I can't wait!! I splurged and did the 2nd Day shipping because I don't pay any sales tax on my orders so I think that over the last year of living here in DE, I've more than saved enough on sales tax to cover an extra $20 shipping. Mine comes today!!! I'm so excited! Your card is super cute - now I'm thinking I should have gotten that set. I did get the Circle Circus stamp set.

  3. Your card is awesome! I won't get my stuff for at least another week, so I guess I'm just gonna have to drool all over everyone else's samples. I couldn't decide if I should get any of these sets, so I'm waiting...

  4. Pretty card, Lydia! Love!

    But this?
    "This color is like Tangerine Tango and Riding Hood Red had a cool, hip baby."


  5. I just knew that as soon as I "didn't get" the set with the pheasant that I'd see something made with it that I love. What a great idea to use the white gel pen to bring out the contrast. So striking!

  6. Way to go! A very handsome card. Will be getting mine in a few days. Can't wait.

  7. I can't believe how quickly you got your new stuff!

    I'm kicking myself for not ordering the ribbon, now that I've seen it on your card. I might just have to place another order.

    Your pheasant is gorgeous, by the way! You always do such amazing things!

  8. love what you did with the pheasant. it looks like a mini painting more than a stamp. it's beautiful!

  9. Lydia,

    I love this card, the design is so pretty and so is the Pheasant. I can't wait to see more of the new stuff. I don't have any of it yet.
    Bummer. But then, I am way over here in the midwest.

    Lisa A.

  10. My goodies should be here soon!!! So excited! Ya know I didn't get that Autumn set and now I know I'm gonna have to! *sigh*

    I know it's not MMLM but my word thingy says "friumb". Made me think of the mom's night out I attended last week for happy hour. We were doing a TGIF toast. Well, one of the moms had been there for quite a while already and what she said sounded a lot like "Than Dod is Friub!!!". Then she slid off her stool. Good times I tell ya. Good times.

  11. DARN IT!!! I didn't order any of the supplies used to make this beautiful card. I have a feeling I'll be placing another order LOL
    You are such a enabler:)

  12. Did you say robots? I hope there is something robot-related in the new catalog.

  13. Your card is just gorgeous! I'm glad I did order the pheasant set...just can't wait to get it. BUT I didn't order the circle set, darn! I'll be placing a second order. I'm SO happy they have pens in the new In Colors...and I ordered them too. I'll be glued to your site to see what else you'll be doing with the new sets & colors.

  14. what a knock out. I can't wait to see the new catalog.



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