Monday, April 21, 2014

Stampin' Up! Retiring List is Out

Hi Stampers!

The Retiring List is out.  Remember, all items are while supplies last only!  If there is something you want, get it now by going over to my online store and placing your order directly :)

This list means that it’s time for you to pull out a highlighter or post it notes, sit down with a cup of something good and highlight the things going away.  Print the Retiring list by page number to help you go page by page.  Keep a Post-It nearby to tag the possible sets you might want to get before they retire officially at the end of May.
 
Remember that this is the first year that stamps will be “while supplies last”.
 
The Retiring  promotion runs April 21st – June 4th    The new SU Annual Catalog starts June 2nd so we will have some overlap with just the retiring products.  That’s a great thing so you can compare the new catalog with the retiring list to be sure of what you need to purchase.
 
For the stampin’ accessories – those are the inks, papers, ribbons, designer papers, buttons, brads, etc….Some of those will be going and what doesn’t sell may end up on the clearance rack, but we never really know for sure. Some of those are discounted already  – you will see those on the accessories list.
 
Retiring Lists – 2 ways to view
(Please note, if you see a FRA or ESP or DA, it simply means that those are also being retired in English as well as the other languages)
Happy shoppin' and stampin'!

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Free Shipping and the Retiring List!!

Hi Stampers!

WOO HOO!!!  Free shipping!!  And just in time for the retiring list too!

That's right.  Stampin' Up! is offering free shipping from April 21-25 (with the exception of expedited shipping).  Check back Monday for a list of retiring products and accessories - I'll try to get it up as soon as I can.



Happy stampin'!

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

You're a Whole Lot of Wonderful

Hi Stampers!

Well, we're down to the last card from March's crop.  Guess that means I'd better get busy creating, eh?

 
 
This sweet, simple little card was made using the Vivid Vases stamp, but I cut it apart so that the sentiment that was on the bottom (You're a Whole Lot of Wonderful) could be stamped separately.  Got that idea from several other demos!  Then I stamped the Thank You from Sassy Salutations on the front and stamped You're a Whole Lot of Wonderful inside.  Perfect!

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126707s
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133521s

Happy stampin'!

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Friday, April 18, 2014

You Make Me Happy . . .

Hi Stampers!

Just a simple card today.  I'm tired and on the run with things I have to get done on this lovely Good Friday.  This is another use of the See Ya Later stamp set from SAB.  I really do love this set - so much so that I ordered an extra one to throw in my "goodie box" for a giveaway ;)  Some lucky club member will get to pick it as a freebie even though SAB is over.  It's just too cute!

 
Apologies for a short post today - I think I may need a second cup of coffee!  May you have a beautiful Easter weekend, hopefully spent with family and friends.  If not with family and friends, may it be a time of reflection for you of God's goodness :)
 
Happy stampin'!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wetlands Birthday

Hi Stampers!

Yet another Pinterest CASE of one of my favorite stamp sets, Wetlands.  The original seen on Pinterest was done in black and white.  I changed it up to give it a warmer feel.


 
I'll tell you something kind of funny.  Someone on Split Coast Stampers had a call out for design team members and I commented that I'd like to be considered - and then realized all my posts lately have been CASEd cards.  Guess that's not likely to win me any points!  Nothing original here recently.  Ah well.  I'll be running out of my crop weekend/CASEd cards soon :)
 
Happy stampin'!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Wetlands Birthday

Hi Stampers!

Getting down to the last of the crop weekend/craft fair cards, most of which were Pinterest CASEs.  This one proved to be pretty popular and I sold about 4 of them.  Guess people are always looking for a good masculine card.  I'll be using this one for Calendar Club, too.

 
I love the Wetlands stamp set and it's great here paired with Gorgeous Grunge.  Just a couple simple layers and it comes together beautifully.  Quick and elegant card!
 
This evening, I am EXHAUSTED!  Filled in for cardiac rehab today and it was such a long 10 hour day.  Sitting here blogging between commercials watching one of my favorite 80s movies, Working Girl, with Melanie Griffith (so pretty - wish she hadn't succumbed to thinking she needed plastic surgery!!) and Sigourney Weaver.  When they filmed Abduction some years back here, parts of it were filmed at my hospital, and I heard from several people that Sigourney was a really nice lady, a class act, who was friendly and down to earth.  Wish I'd have had the chance to meet her, but they sort of forbade us from going anywhere near where they were shooting :)  She plays a real b***h in working girl though!
 
Anyway, heading back to my movie now before I fall asleep!
 
Happy stampin'!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Paper Roses

Hi Stampers!

Have you discovered the Spiral Flower Die yet?  It's kind of hidden away in the Occasions Catalog.  I absolutely adore roses.  Wish I could grow them, but I have kind of a black thumb when it comes to gardening.  So, I'll have to be content with paper roses :)



 
This is a little pot of paper roses I made for a friend.  So pretty and would you believe it only took me about 20 minutes??  Love it!!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Sweet Sorbet Thinking of You

Hi Stampers!

I'm going to miss that Sweet Sorbet DSP from SAB.  It had just enough going on to stand on its own for a card front.  Here's a little thinking of you card I made for the craft fair:

 
I did manage to snag one more free pack before SAB ended :)  Now I'm in "hoard" mode trying to decide what to do with it.  Make more cards?  Save it in my giveaway box for some lucky stamper?  Decisions, decisions!!
 
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Happy stampin'!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Flowering Flourishes Sympathy

Hi Stampers!

Sympathy cards are not really cards I enjoy creating, but I thought for the craft fair, it would be a good idea to have some on hand.

Flowering Flourishes is a very versatile stamp set.  I combined it here with Thoughts & Prayers, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso cardstock, and some embossing folders.  Instead of using ribbon, which isn't one of my talents, I simply ran the strip under the sentiment through a folder for some texture.  Voila!


I hope you've enjoyed today's card.  Leave me a comment!  That would make my day :)

Happy stampin'!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Seriously, Some People Just Shouldn't Be Sayin' Anything . . .

Hi Stampers!

One of my online friends wrote a blog post yesterday that touched many of my other creative, artistic friends.  You can read it here.  Those of us who have that "creative gene" understand that this is what we HAVE to do - the artist that lives inside us begs to get out, in whatever way we are called to make things, draw, paint, play music (and sometimes ALL of these things) or whatever it is we do, or our souls will wither away.  OK, that's just a tad dramatic, but if you're an artist, whatever your medium, you know what I mean :)

Anyway . . .

Enough angst.  Here's today's card:

 
Designed and created by yours truly :)
 
I used a stamp from one of the My Paper Pumpkin kits, along with Happy Congratulations and Just Sayin'.  Instead of two step stampin' the lanterns, I ran several scraps of cardstock through my Big Shot with the Argyle folder and punched them out.  Super easy and really cute, huh?!

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Happy stampin'!

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