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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Oh, Hello Thanks So Much Card

The second card for the April Stamp-A-Stack:

Stamp Set: Oh, Hello (Spring)

Colors: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White

Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, 1 1/4" Two-Tone Ribbon, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

The Spring Catalog goes until May 31st. Don't miss out on any of the items you want- contact me to place your order today! Or order online:

Stamp-A-Stack Pop Up Posies Just For You Card

The April Stamp-A-Stack was on the 20th.
Here is the first card we did, CASE'd from Kim R:
Stamps: greeting from Pop Up Posies kit (Spring)
Colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Accessories: Pop Up Posies Designer Kit (Spring), Epic This and That Designer Series Paper (new catalog Sneak Peek), In Color Dahlias, Bitty Butterfly and 1" Circle punches, Pearls 
The Pop Up Posies Kit is available until May 31st- order yours today! This fun little kit can make cute gift tags, a banner, cards, or even decorate a scrapbook page.  

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamps & Accessories Lists

It's time to say goodbye to some stamps and accessories to make room for NEW STUFF!
Stamp Sets will be available until June 3rd - Stampin' Up! manufactures the stamps and will make enough to fill all orders. Accessories are available (some at a discount!) until June 3rd or until they are sold out.
The following items are sold out:
Item         Description
124288     Pretty in Pink Card Stock 12 X 12
101722     Not Quite Navy Card Stock 8-1/2X11
105130     Regal Rose Card Stock 8-1/2X11
105125     Certainly Celery Card Stock 8-1/2X11
111352     Baja Breeze Card Stock 8-1/2X11
111348     Ridinghood Red Card Stock 8-1/2X11 
100946     More Mustard Card Stock 8-1/2X11
111844     Ink Refill Baja Breeze
105230     Ink Refill Certainly Celery
102295     Ink Refill Pretty in Pink
105221     Ink Refill Bashful Blue
105223     Ink Refill Regal Rose   
102949     Ink Refill Not Quite Navy
101962     Ink Refill More Mustard   
105226     Ink Refill Bravo Burgundy   
109016     Ink Refill River Rock   
101879    Watercolor Pencils
119804    Watercolor Crayons – Brights Collection   
119802    Watercolor Crayons – Subtles Collection

Check back for updates to the list.
Place an order through my Online Store (
 using the Hostess Code M7S4BFJM by May 15th
 and I’ll enter your name in a drawing for a chance to win some Hostess Dollars! If we get at least $150 in orders, I’ll draw one name for $15 and one for $10. The more orders we get, the more Hostess Dollars I’ll be able to give away! Please remember the $6.95 minimum shipping charge will apply on orders less than $69.50. Orders over that amount will be charged 10% shipping. All orders will be shipped directly to you from Stampin’ Up!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Happy 52nd Anniversary To My Parents (a little late!)

Monday was my parent's 52nd Anniversary! I thought I was going to see them on Monday but that didn't happen, so I waited to share the card I made for them until I was actually able to give it to them. I did wish them a Happy Anniversary on Facebook and called them.

Stamp Set: none! The greeting is printed with My Digital Studio, but it's from "A Word For You"
Colors: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Accessories: Sent With Love Designer Series Paper, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Dimensionals
The Calypso Coral layer behind the greeting was made by tracing the framelit and cutting it our with a paper snips. The pearl was colored with a Pool Party marker.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Round Array Gift Card Holder

Here's another gift card holder like the one I shared yesterday. This was the project we made at the Stamp Share For Leaders about a week and a half ago. They said the original idea came from a Stampin' Up! Regional.

Stamp Set: A Round Array (sneak peek available now!)
Colors: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Accessories: Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder,
1 1/4" Circle, 7/8" Scalloped Circle, 1/2" Circle, circle from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, and Small Heart punches, Dimensionals

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sent With Love Gift Card Holder

Last night was our monthly Stamp Share with my upline Betty and everyone in her extended downline. It is always so much fun! We take turns doing demonstrations and make & take projects, share things we've been working on and business tips, do a swap, have dinner, and just talk stamping! It's a great group of ladies and we learn so much from each other! If you'd like to join us, all you have to do is go to my Stampin' Up! website:, click on "Join The Fun" in the top right corner, then "Join Now" on the left side, fill out the info, pick the items for you Starter Kit ($155 worth of products if you sign up by May 30th- you pay only $99!) and then you're part of the family! I'd love to welcome you to my team!
This is the swap I made for last night:

When you open the card, there's a spot for a gift card inside:
(I didn't have a gift card when I took the pictures so I used a small piece of DSP!)

Stamp Set: Sent With Love
Colors: Island Indigo, Real Red, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whisper White
Accessories: Sent With Love Designer Series Paper, Hearts Collection Framelits, Small Heart Punch
The gift card holder is actually 2 pieces of DSP that are 4 x 5 1/2. They are scored at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 3/4 and 5". Use sticky strip on the 1/2" section and fold up each piece to make a square tube. Then use 2 small pieces of sticky strip toward the ends of one side of a tube to attach it to the other (make sure you line up the design!)- don't put any adhesive in the middle because this is where the gift card goes. Carefully attach the bottom of the tubes to the inside of the card, towards the top but not all the way into the fold. Then attach the side of the tube to the inside of the top of the card. Hope that makes sense! If you have any questions let me know!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Want More Stampin' Up! Products?

Do you ever wish you had more money to spend on Stampin' Up! products? Consider it done.
April 15th - May 30th, 2013
Host a party or a book party that totals at least $350 and get an additional $30 ($80 total) in FREE products! WOW!
Contact me today to schedule your party!
Join Stampin' Up! and get an extra $30 in products! You get to choose $155 worth of ANY products for only $99! Start your own business, buy at a discount, or just get a great deal on the products you love! I'd love to welcome you to my team!
Check out the "Join My Team" tab at the top of the page for more information. At the bottom of the page there is a link you click on to sign up online. Or contact me with any questions you have.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Use It Up Designer Series Cards & Card Box Set

Remember the Designer Series Paper Card Box I shared with you a few weeks ago? I made a set of cards to go inside! My goal was to use up these two sheets of Designer Series Paper that were from around 2007 or something. I ended up making a new bottom for the box out of the DSP and then cut pieces of Old Olive card stock to just fit in both halves- I figured that would make them both a little sturdier.
The card box ended up being the perfect size for 8 cards and 8 envelopes.

I wasn't sure about stamping the "Be Mine" in Old Olive, but it ended up looking OK. This would be good for an anniversary, I love you, etc.
I punched a piece of the DSP with the 1/2" Circle Punch to add to the center of the flower.
Stamp Set: A Round Array (sneak peek from new catalog!)
Colors: Old Olive and Whisper White
Accessories: I used the Fancy Flower, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle, 1" Circle, and 7/8" Scallop Circle punches on all of the cards. Also Small Heart, Scallop Edge Border, Modern Label, Word Window, Scallop Trim Border, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border and Scallop Oval punches.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

SNEEK PEAK New Wood-Mount Cases

Introducing our new wood-mount stamp set packaging! These new cases are similar to our clear-mount boxes and fit perfectly on the shelf right next to them. They also have the images and stamp set name on the spine to make your search for the right set even easier.

Starting May 31 all wood-mount sets will come in this new packaging. And empty cases will be available with the launch of the new catalog. That means you can transfer all your old sets to these new boxes! There will even be a template for you to create your own label for your old stamp sets (available May 31). A pack of four half-size cases (3-3/4" x 5-1/2") will sell for $4.95 and a pack of four full-size cases (7-1/2" x 5-1/2") will be $6.95.

Get ready for all the exciting new products in the catalog--especially the new wood-mount boxes!

Don't these look awesome?!? I can't wait to see them in person! I'm going to have a hard time waiting for this new catalog! May 31st! Woohoo!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Introducing Bombs Away Birthday- another Stampin' Up! Photopolymer Set

Item          Description                                                                            Price
133411      Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set            $13.95
Includes 7 pieces. Recommend clear blocks C and H. Purchase separately.
 And check out these videos:

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sent With Love Gate Fold Swaps

On Sunday I attended a Stamp Share For Leaders meeting. This is a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North & South Dakota that are Senior Supervisors and above, which means they have downline and are meeting sales requirements. The group has this big meeting twice a year (spring and fall) to share business tips, demonstrate projects, do a card swap and talk about our businesses. It's a great day to hear ideas from some of the "big name" demos!

These are the cards I made for the swap. It's a landscape gate fold.

The heart is attached on the left side and is tucked under the arrow to hold it closed:

This is what it looks like open:

I used different Designer Series Papers from Sent With Love

Stamp Set: Sent With Love

Colors: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White

Accessories: Sent With Love Designer Series Paper, Hearts Collection Framelits, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool & Mat, Small Heart Punch, Dimensionals

There is no punch or framelit for the "Special Delivery" arrow- I cut those out by hand. 32 of them!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Stampin' Up! Color Refresh & Update On Watercolor Pencils and Crayons

Announcing our Color Refresh! We love color and we know that you do too. Color is fundamental to who we are and what we offer. It's important for us to stay up-to-date with color trends so we are thrilled to share our updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited as we are by the new possibilities! Why now? In 2010 we did a big color renovation and shared our plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep our colors on trend. Well it has been three years and we are excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! We are welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!

Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period. We did anticipate increased demand and based our forecasts for these retiring colors on historical sales information from previous color transitions. However, even with the most careful planning, the response to a transition of this nature can surprise everyone. Our retiring color products are only available while supplies last so get your favorites and look forward to the exciting colors coming in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.

And, free shipping is going on April 6-8, 2013, which would be a great time for you to get your favorites before they are gone!

Watercolor Pencils and Crayons Discontinued

Due to unforeseen problems with our supplier for Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Watercolor Pencils, we have decided to discontinue these two products. Watercolor Pencils (item 101879) and Watercolor Wonder Crayons Brights Collection (item 119804), which have been on the Backorder Report for about a week, will no longer be available, effective immediately.

Now for the good news! We still have the remaining collections of the Watercolor Wonder Crayons available to order. The Subtles (item 119802), Neutrals (item 119805), and Regals (item 119803) Collections are only available while supplies last. Get 'em before they're gone!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Petite Curly Label Punch Is Now Available To Order!

The Petite Curly Label Punch that you saw in the Sale-A-Bration brochure is now available for purchase! You can buy it through May 31, and it will also be available in the new 2013-2014 annual catalog.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Best of 25 Years...Butterflies

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!
April - "Butterflies" item #133345, $14.95

March - "Flowers" item #133342, $14.95

February - "Love" item #132987, $14.95

January - "Birthdays" item #132929 $14.95
All Best Of Stamp Sets are clear mount and will be available until March 31, 2014!