Monday, April 29, 2013

Reminder Specials Expiring!

Hello there! Just a friendly reminder that the Sent with Love will be expiring tomorrow! Also the This and That bundle will be expiring to. We will have This and That in the new catalog but not in a bundle or 15% off. You can order here. My Online Store  If you are interested in a new catalog please let me know. I would love to send you one!

Blog Posts that went into more detail about the specials!


Mother's Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because. Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There's no watering, no weeding-just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.
As if that weren't enough, the kit contains a "baker's dozen"! This means you can create and give (or keep) a dozen flowers, and have a bonus flower left over to pass along to someone new! Give it to someone you wouldn't normally think of: a teller at the bank, a grocery store clerk, or the librarian at your local library. Anyone you encounter on your way that you'd like to give a little "thank you" to-and introduce them to Stampin' Up!
Ordering information:
Item 134542 $12.95
Available starting April 29, while supplies last.
Kit contents:
  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems
Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

If this interests you. you can order here! My Online Store

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Something for Everyone Update !

As you know yesterday Stampin' Up! put out their retired list for stamps and accessories. Accessories are on a as supplies last. I wanted to let you know what has sold out that I have heard from Stampin' Up! and other demos.

  • Storytime Collection DVD
  • More Mustard 8 1/2 by 11 Cardstock 
  • Not Quite Navy 8 1/2 by 11 Cardstock 
  • Glossy White Paper 
  • Bashful Blue 8 1/2 by 11 Cardstock
  • Certainly Celery 8 1/2 by 11 Cardstock 
  • Regal Rose 8 1/2 by 11 Cardstock 
  • Riding Hood Red 8 1/2 by 11 Cardstock
  • Baja Breeze 8 1/2 by 11 Cardstock 
  • Pretty In Pink 12x12 Cardstock 
  • First Edition Specialty DSP 
  • Subtle Watercolor Crayons 
  • Brights Watercolor Crayons 
  • More Mustard Ink Refill 
  • Pretty in Pink Ink Refill 
  • Not Quite Navy Ink Refill 
  • Bashful Blue Ink Refill 
  • Regal Rose Ink Refill 
  • Bravo Burgundy Ink Refill 
  • Certainly Celery Ink Refill 
  • River Rock Ink Refill 
  • Baja Breeze Ink Refill 
  • Watercolor Pencils 

My advice to you if there is something you really want I'd order it now. You can order here. My Online Store!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

15% Off This and That: Only a Week Left

Just a reminder that the bundle for This and That ends on April 30th also!
Here is the post where I gave more details about this.

Thank you for looking!

Sent with Love ends April 30th!

The Sent with Love Special Offer ends on April 30-after this date, you  will no longer be able to purchase the exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set or Sent with Love Designer Series Paper!
This is the card I had made with the Sent with Love bundle. Take advantage of this bundle before it goes away for good! You can place an order here! My Online Store!

Retired List is Here!

Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2012–2013 catalogs are retiring, and this is your chance to get them before they’re gone! Check out all the great discounts and retiring colors! Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early.
Don’t miss out! Retired List products are available April 24–June 3, 2013. My Online Store!
Want to get new products from our 2013–2014 catalog early? Join Stampin’ Up! before May 30 to receive $30 US/$40 CA in more free products and choose new products in your starter kit. Click here to read all about it!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Cup Of Thanks

A cup of thanks


I try and make a thank you card every time I get a order. This was the latest card I made for that purpose. I love it as I really think this style of card fits the kind of style I enjoy. Here is the recipe

  • Ink : Midnight Muse 126860 $5.95 Cherry Cobbler 126966 $5.95  Bashful Blue 126961 $5.95
  • Cardstock : Cherry Cobbler 119685 $6.95
  • DSP: Print P0etry 129312 $6.95 (found in spring holiday catalog)
  • Stamp: Tea Shoppe 125547 $27.95 (clear)
  • Paper Doilies 129399 $2.95 (spring holiday catalog)

If you would like to place an order you can at my online store.

What kind of cards do you like to make?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Hostess Offer

Do you ever wish you had more money to spend on Stampin' Up! products? Consider it done.

Hostess offer: If you host a $350 party you will earn an additional $30 in FREE products!

Dates: April 15-May 30, 2013 (yes, it ends the day before the last day of the month)

The Fine Print

All order types qualify for this promotion
Hostesses may use their additional hostess dollars on any current catalog merchandise.
Orders larger than the qualifying amount are not eligible for additional hostess dollars.

Look What I Got With My Free Shipping!

I just wanted to share what I got in my Stampin' Up! order yesterday. I took advantage of the free shipping offer that took place last week. I love color so I took advantage of getting the colors that are retiring when the new catalog comes out in the end of May. Except for the Basic Black card stock I had gotten as I had run out of that color when I had  made those mask cards for my daughter's prom. 

 Remember the retired list for stamps and accessories will be out next Wednesday the 24th. You will want to act fast as retired items go fast!

Here's a list of what I had gotten in case you were interested. I don't know off hand if these items are now sold out. I know that Certainly Celery is and that Not Quite Navy card stock is.

Not Quite Navy Ink Refill 102949
More Mustard Ink Refill 101962
River Rock Ink Refill 109016
Lucky Limeade Ink Refill 122930
Pretty in Pink Ink Pad 126955
Bashful Blue Ink Pad 126961
Certainly Celery Ink Pad (Sold out) 
Bravo Burgundy Ink Pad 126967
Pretty in Pink Card Stock 100459
Basic Black Card Stock (Not in danger of being sold out or going away) 121045
Pretty in Pink Marker 100045
Certainly Celery Marker (Sold out? ) 

The best advice I have seen about ink is when you order a ink pad go ahead and order a ink refill so you don't have to worry about needing it later when it is retiring or sold out. I will be doing that when the new colors come out.

Hope you can find time in your day to be creative!

Get To Know

Our digital designing website,, recently got a makeover. If you haven't checked it out yet, here are a few places to get started.
  • Get helpful training in the Learning section. You'll find everything from beginner to advanced techniques and awesome videos uploaded by MDS users.
  • Follow the blog
    • On Tuesday, we highlight the new downloads.
    • On Thursday, one of our regular bloggers shares ideas on the Download Dish.
    • On Saturday, look for a new challenge (lasting for two weeks). Upload and tag your samples for a chance to win a free download! 
    • Watch the blog for surprise blog posts on other days. 
  • Check out samples from other users for project inspiration. Add your samples and like or comment on fellow designers' projects.
  • Don't forget your FREE downloads. There's a challenge right now on the blog to use them in a project.
  • Learn more on the Resources page.

Dolled Up Card Kit

The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:
  • Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)
Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!*

To assemble one card, follow the instructions below:
  1. Place the stamp on clear-mount block D or H rubber side up and ink with the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot.
  2. Stamp "Happy Birthday" at the bottom of the card front.
  3. Ink the Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede ink and gently antique the doily and the edges of the dress form.
  4. Adhere the pieces to the card front in this order:
    • Doily
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Dress form
    • Flower
*Adhesive not included

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bombs Away!

We're excited to announce that our second photopolymer stamp set is now available. Bombs Away Birthday (item 133411) is a fun, unique set that will certainly bring a smile to anyone. Try it out today! 

Here is a cute blog post from Stampin' Up! That gives you more ideas of what you can do with this set. 
Remember you can order from me at

Thank You!

Monday, April 8, 2013


I had a friend pass away recently from prostrate cancer. I wanted to make a quick card to send to his family in this loss. MDS came to the rescue!
I bought the download Sending Comfort Card 127162 $1.95 because I didn’t trust myself to come up with a design on my own. I printed it at home and mailed it off. Hopefully it got to the family on time. I just wanted to share that MDS is easy to use even if you are technically challenged! MDS is now $19.95. What do you have to lose?
Reminder: T0night is the LAST day to take advantage of free shipping!


Remember how I was working on prom decorations for my girl’s ball that is next Friday? Well this was the end result. Hopefully the kids will love it. Its going to be part of the table decorations.

Some of the product I used was what I had in my stash or retired. But the cardstock I used was basic black and real red. The ribbon was in basic black and in vanilla. I used the vine street embossing folder I had g0tten thru SAB.
Remember if you want to take advantage of free shipping it ends tonight!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Do You Dream In Color? We Do! and Free Shipping on Everything for Three Days! (April 6-8)

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!

Here is another visual to in case you wanted to see COLOR verses words. 
Another exciting announcement is this-

 We're excited to let you know that we are offering FREE shipping on EVERYTHING April 6-8 (excluding expedited orders)! That's right. There are no minimums or limits. Did we mention that the free shipping is on everything?

Free shipping starts: Saturday, April 6, 2013; 12:00 AM (MT)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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.

If your order has not been shipped due to its status in backorder, we will not be able to fill it. We will soon begin processing refunds for these items. Keep in mind that it may take a few days to see the reimbursement in your account.

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!

Paper Storage

On Facebook I belong to a  Stampin’ Up! group. I belong to Luv2Stamp which is Patty Bennett’s group. One of our team members  had posted about wanting ideas of how to store paper.
I am sure everyone always tries to find out what works best for them. I posted this picture to the group and thought I’d share it here with you all. I put bigger pieces in scrapbook folders like 12x12 and DSP paper. ( I think that is what they are called.) Which I got from a big chain store. Smaller pieces such as 8x8 and scraps go in a freezer bag. I try to label the colors or the name of the paper so I know what I have.
Than those containers go in tote bags or my scrapbook roll away bag for easier access. I know for me I have to keep my paper out or I won’t use it and I will easily forget about it. What about you? What methods do you use to store paper?
paper storage

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Petite Curly Label Punch

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 April 2013


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!

Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.