Monday, April 21, 2014

It's Time to Say Goodbye

Hello Stamping Friends,
It's time to say good bye.  All discontinuing stamps and accessories are while supplies last only so don't miss out on getting your favorites. PLUS, get FREE shipping on everything (excluding expedited orders) from April 21, 2014 through April 25, 2014!

 The lists of retiring products is available beginning today, April 21, so you can take advantage of free shipping by ordering all your favorites right away! Remember the retiring products are on a limited basis so order today because once they are gone, they are gone forever.

Please place your order HERE.


Retired Stamp Sets HERE

Retired Accessories HERE



And remember there is something that makes this better and it's FREE shipping???   Starting today, April 21-25 Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on everything!

Yes, FREE shipping on all orders - no minimum order and you can order as often as you want!   Expedited shipping is excluded from the free offer.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Retiring In-Colors

Hello Stamping Friends,

Did you know the Stampin’ Up Retiring List just around the corner (Monday, April 21st!)? I started thinking about the 2012-2014 In Colors that will be retiring.  The In -Colors are trendy and only meant to be around for 2 years.


It doesn’t necessarily mean they can’t come back if the demand is strong enough!
Remember, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz? They were In Colors once and now they are part of our regular collection.

Once the retiring accessories list comes out on the 21st, guess what the first things that will be ready to sell out?
Ink Refills. Yes, the ink refills for those In-Colors will be the first to go.
So that means that if you have bought any of the 2012-2014 In Colors such as:
Midnight Muse
Summer Starfruit
Primrose Petals
Rasperry Ripple
Gumball Green
You need to call me, email me, text me or order these online BEFORE the 21st.
You may want to get some card stock or other coordinating accessories if you have the ink pads.

You don’t need to find the item numbers if you are emailing me with your order.  Email me at

Below are pictures of the items that we all know for sure will be on the retiring accessories list since they are the 2012-2014 in-colors. Remember the rest of the retiring accessories as well as stamp sets will be released on Monday, April 21. Also, for the first time, stamp sets that are retiring will be available on a while supplies last condition.

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Very Exciting Announcement

Hello Stamping Friends,

I'm so very excited to let you in on this amazing adventure Stampin' Up! is embarking on. This is huge and you will love it. Stampin' Up! has partenered with Becky Higgins and Project Life to offer an exclusive line of Project Life items.We need to get ready for a scrapbooking revolution with Project Life! It helps busy people (and we are all busy people, right?) document life using photos and journaling in a quick, simple, and fabulous way. We have partnered with Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, to offer a complete line of exclusive products. 

Becky explains, "It's called Project LIFE because it's about YOUR LIFE. Whatever your life is. Whatever your stage of life. Whatever your family circumstances. Whatever your lifestyle. Project Life is designed to help anyone and everyone get their pictures into a book."  In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.
We are so very excited to let you know we've partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal-authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin' Up! colors and designs. If you've somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it's all about, we'll fill you in: it's a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It's a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.
You will be able to order that same selection of products starting May 1. And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you'll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products!

Check out this video for a little more information. I'm so excited. I can't wait.

A Little Last Minute Easter Treat

Hello Stamping Friends,

Today with the Sisters in Stamping we are sharing some sweet little last minute Easter treat ideas with you just in case you may need a little something in the next few days. I'm sharing with you something that I made for Jonah's class for Easter. These little treats came together rather quickly and I must admit that I absolutely love the way they turned out. Read on to see what's inside of them and how I created the sleeve.

It's a little treat holder using the scalloped tag topper punch to create a "sleeve" to wrap around the treat. I didn't send in a traditional Easter candy type treat. I used an 11" x 2" piece of cardstock to make my sleeve. I scored on each side of the cardstock at 5" to create 1" base to stand on. After I scored, I punched each side of the cardstock using the scalloped tag topper punch.

Here's the big reveal of what is inside. I know you may be scratching your head and asking what in the world is it? It's a personal little hand sanitizer from Bath & Body Works. Yes, it seems like a little expensive for an Easter treat but it really wasn't that bad after they were on sale and a couple coupons to help the cause. They were just over $1 a piece. I don't think that's too bad for a little gift. Besides, this mom was sick of her kid being sick. After missing 6 days of school in one quarter, I came up with the idea of the hand sanitizer. I figured maybe the kids would be excited and use their hand sanitizer and stop spreading their "sick" little germs to each other. Who knows if it will work but Jonah passed them out yesterday and they loved them. Even the teacher thought it was a great idea.

I used the Eggstra Spectacular set in the 2014 Occasions Catalog. Isn't the little lamb so cute?  Honestly, these came together pretty quickly. I was surprised at how sweet they turned out with how easy they were. A large background stamp, some punches, a few stamps and some great designer series paper completes the project. The hand sanitizer and holder are placed in a small cello bag and then I used sticky strip to attach it to the tag sleeve.

Here's the lot of them for Jonah's class. I used the retired distressed dots background stamp on his tag sleeve (the first one above uses the chevron background stamp) just because I love dots.

Here's a close-up of one of them. So sweet.
Happy Easter!

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more small treat Easter ideas.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Eggstra Spectacular, Positively Chevron & Distressed Dots (retired) Background Stamps
Ink: Coastal Cabana, & Black Staz-on & Stampin' Write Markers (Mellon Mambo, Blushing Bride, & Tempting Turquoise)
Paper: Coastal Cabana & Whisper White Cardstock, and Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
Other Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, 2" scallop circle punch, paper snips, snail adhesive, sticky strip, scallop tag topper punch, spare piece of ribbon to tie both sides of the sleeve together

Friday, April 11, 2014

Card or Box? Maybe both....

Hello Stamping Friends,

Today at Sisters in Stamping we are sharing with you projects made using the great Designer Series Paper Stampin' Up! offers. You won't be at a creative loss for long when you select one of the great packages of paper from the Annual Catalog or the Occasions Catalog. They make creating so easy. I love picking a designer paper when I'm stuck with color combos because I know they work together and my finished project will look just as great because the colors "go together."

I decided to share with you this card in a box. These are the hottest little projects right now. It folds flat so you can easily slip it into an envelope and send it on its way. What a treat for the recipient when they open the envelope and the box "pops up" by itself. Think baby, birthday, or any special occasion. This card will delight anyone.
This particular one uses the watercolor wonder designer series paper from the Occasions Catalog. And that's exactly where I got my color combo from for all of the butterflies. Great time of year to see colorful butterflies, isn't it?  You may be wondering how the butterflies are "flying" mid-air because it isn't very easy to see, so I will tell you. I used small strips of window sheets to attach to the card and the butterflies are attached to the other end of the window sheet. Even in person, it isn't easy to see this.

I think you may be able to see the window sheet here just a little bit. Still not easy, so this makes it the perfect solution to "suspend" things in air on all your projects.  Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping to see more great ideas using the best designer series paper around.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri & Perfect Pennants
Ink: Gumall Green, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Whisper White & Island Indigo Cardstock and Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Simply Scored, Butterfly embosslit, starburst framelits, Big Shot, Large Butterfly Punch, Small Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals, Window Sheets, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive
Have a wonderful Friday.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Fabulous Friday: A Day Late

Hello Stamping Friends,

Welcome to Fabulous Friday: A Day Late. That was my basic theme all week. I've had so much going on this week that I was late for many things because too many things overlapped. I worked at the school everyday this week (not so sure about the 5 day thing, after this week, lol), Jonah had soccer practice a few days, Noah had volleyball games three days, a birthday party,and then there was just the regular weekly things that I had to squeeze in. Needless to say, my mind was elsewhere when it came time to getting my blog post done for Fabulous Friday. I had my card done since Tuesday but I never got the chance to take the picture and get the post ready. I kept saying I need to do that. You can guess where that got me: no where. I remembered about 9am yesterday when I was getting ready to write the morning message for the kiddos in school. Yep, too late to do anything about it. Then I didn't get home until about midnight from all that was going on. So I apologize now. Hope you do like the card even if it is a day late.

The theme this week with Sisters in Stamping is Spring. All three of us have had it with the winter weather and decided we were going to welcome Spring any way we can. So Spring cards full of flowers and butterflies are in order.

So I decided to make a card that had colorful butterflies on it. Quick and easy when you use punches. I used the itty bitty butterfly punch and the 2013-2015 in color designer series paper stack to make this cheerful card. I love the saying on this card. I couldn't agree more, you can never have too much happy.

Here's a close-up of the butterflies for you as well. A small basic pearl is the perfect finishing touch. Also, notice around the edges of the butterflies, the cardstock is embossed with a line going around. I used the scoring tool on the paper cutter to make the embossed line. I scored a 1/2" on each of the four sides of the top layer of the card. Yes, there's two layers to this card. Naturals white on naturals white. The only adhesive I used for this card were dimensionals. There are dimensionals between the white layers and a half of a dimensional is behind each butterfly, as well.
Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog for more Spring ideas.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Yippee Skippee
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers 2013-2105 in color collection (coastal cabana and strawberry slush)
Paper: Naturals white cardstock and 2013-2015 in-color designer series paper stack
Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Pearls, Itty Bitt Butterfly Punch, Scoring blade on paper cutter