Time to Say Goodbye – Retirement Lists

It’s time to say goodbye to some of our Stampin’ Up! stamps and products. I always feel a bit sad to see certain things retiring (Lovely As A Tree!) but that makes way for new and exciting things.

 

View/Download the PDF retirement list here. Be sure to note those stamp sets that say “returning in cling”. These will be carried over to the new catalog but with the new stickier cling label on them. Also note that “No longer bundle” means that it will carry over to the new catalog but will not be offered as a 10% off bundle.

Retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until May 24th, after that they will be While Supplies Last. Everything else on the list is While Supplies Last – papers, inks, dies, and accessories.

 

Happy Spring

I am so in love with this bunny from the Fable Friends stamp set. This card was inspired by one from Nicole Künzig with a few changes to make it my own version.

For the subtle dots in the background I pulled out a retired favorite stamp from Gorgeous Grunge which was stamped off before stamping on the white card stock using Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, and Pear Pizzazz Ink. I stamped the bunny on the white just to know the placement of the green leafy image on either side of the ears. I used a small stamp from Forever Lovely stamp set for this however you could use any small leafy stamp. I colored it in witih a Pear Pizzazz marker. I then stamped the bunny again on scrap white and colored the image with Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut (that means cutting by hand which makes some of my stampers a bit fussy themselves!) I personally love to cut but not everyone does (smile). The punched out flowers were crumbled up to soften the paper and make it easy to squish them up next to each other.

 

Living in Florida makes having a Disney annual pass a must if you like Disney and theme parks … and I do. My favorite of the four parks is Epcot and right now the Flower and Garden Festival is going on. I was there a few weeks ago and snapped a few photos of the beautiful flowers.

This display was made from improperly discarded trash.

And finally a day at Disney isn’t complete without a Mickey sighting.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Mark Your Calendar

There is a lot of news from Stampin’ Up this week so I want to make sure you are aware of some upcoming dates and important changes.

 

April 15th:    Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog Retiring List
Stampin’ Up retires about 1/2 of the catalog to make room for new! Remember that many items sell out immediately. Be sure to stock up on retiring In Color card stock, ink refills, and other coordinating items before they are gone.

New Annual Catalogs will be out in May!  I will be giving them out the last week of May. Ordering from the new catalog begins June 3rd.

June 15th: Stamp & Scrap Creative Escape A day of stamping and fun hosted by Sandy Mitchell and myself. Get your reservation in early to hold a spot and take advantage of the early bird fee.  More information and reservation form at the end of this post.

June 29th: My annual Open House & Sale of Retired Stamps & Products 1:00 PM

 

 

Stampin’ Up Trimmer and the Big Shot are retiring  There will be a gap in time between when the Big Shot and the Stampin’ Trimmer retire with this current catalog (or sell out) until the time when the new replacement products are available (we don’t know exactly how long this will be, but there will NOT be a Big Shot or a paper trimmer in the new 2019-2020 catalog in June)

  • Continue to use your Big Shot or other die cutting machine with all Stampin’ UP! embossing folders and dies
  • Watch for a new style of dies and embossing folders in the new 2019-2020 catalog!! Continue to use them with your current die cutting machine.
  • Dies, embossing folders and trimmer accessory items COULD sell out quickly, so shop early and don’t wait for the retiring list on Monday, April 15 to place your order if you have had your eye on any of the current dies or folders!

If you need to stock up on some Stampin’ Trimmer supplies, do that soon. They have ordered what they hope to be a 6 month supply of trimmer blades, but they could go quickly.

Ordering Links:

  • Big Shot and Accessories – click here
  • Stampin’ Trimmer – click here
  • Trimmer blades – click here
  • Scoring blades – these are sold out
  • Trimmer Mat –  these are sold out

Price Increases There will be price increases on some items in the new catalog. So you can plan for these before they begin, here is a link to a PDF that outlines all of those increases that will be in the new catalog starting June 3.

 

Registration and info for Stamp & Scrap Creative Escape:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

 

 

Time to Replenish Product for Retiring In Colors

The retiring list will be coming out in May which is just around the corner and we know that any of the retiring In Color products sell out almost immediately . Now is the time to check your inventory and get those ink refills and extra cardstock as well as the coordinating ribbons and embellishments.

I really do hate to see Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide leaving but I feel confident that Stampin’ Up will have some great new colors in the new annual catalog which will come out June 1st. And with Sale-A-Bration still in progress this makes ordering now even better. With a $50 purchase of any product you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.

 

 

Sale-A-Bration Coordination – New Products

During the month of March you can purchase  products that coordinate with select Sale-A-Bration products.  There are several sets of dies which make cutting images so easy.

Lily Framelit Dies    #150071      $27

Lasting Lily Stamp Set      Free with a $100 purchase

Hop Around Framelit Dies     #150073          $27So Hoppy Together Stamp Set       Free with a $50 purchase

 

Call Me Cupcake Thinlit Dies       #150072      $27

Hello Cupcake Stamp Set       Free with $50 Purchase

 

Four Seasons Framelit Dies         #150074        $27

 

Painted Seasons Bundle      Free with $100 purchase

More Than Words Stamp Set     #150069       $17

Story Label Punch      #150076        $18

 

Sale-A-Bration New Items now available

These new items are in addition to those from the first released itmes.

All Adorned stamp set FREE with a $50 order

 

Country Floral Embossing Folder – FREE with $50 order

Painted Seasons Bundle – Free with $100 order

 

As you may know some Sale-A-Bration product from the first release brochure sold out quickly. These products will be as available until March 31st.

The weather here has been all over the place. Yesterday when I woke up the house was so cold. Perfect time to have another fire in the fireplace. We don’t get that many here in Florida. By last night I had to turn on air conditioning! Crazy weather.

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Botanical Bliss

I ordered this stamp set and framelits bundle quite some time ago but had not used it until last week and now I wonder what took me so long. The Botanical Tags framelits cut out such beautiful toppers. I designed this card based on the tag from the annual catalog. All I needed to do was come up with the background. For my card I chose the Sheet Music background stamp.

 

  • Once the tag is cut (4-1/2″ x 2″ piece of Crumb Cake CS) I stamped the leaves using VersaMark ink.
  • The bird is stamped and fussy cut.
  • Because I wanted the music to be a subtle background I added a layer of Vellum over it.
  • Attach the tag to the Vellum. Then turn the Vellum over to see where to put adhesive – where you have attached the tag.
  • Attach the large Crumb Cake mat with stamped images to the card base with dimensionals.

 

Occasions Catalog Top 10 List

I like to do a top 10 list of favorites when a new catalog comes out. This is going to be hard to limit it to 10. There is so much that I love from this catalog. If there is a favorite stamp set that comes in a bundle I am listing the bundle as one item. That way I can include more. (smile)

Wonderful Romance Bundle

 

Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper

 

 

Butterfly Gala Bundle

 

 

Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper

 

Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies

 

Bloom by Bloom Bundle

 

Lace Embossing Folder

 

Be Mine Framelit Dies

Golden Afternoon

 

 

Sweetest Thing Bundle 

What’s your favorite?

Special Birthday Card

A friend recently asked if I could make a birthday card for her daughter’s 30th birthday. She sent me a photo of the birthday announcement and told me she liked pink, hearts and anything girly.

When I saw the announcement I immediately thought of the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper.

So I set to work using some of this paper and combined it with pink and hearts and this is the final card.

 

I had a workshop Saturday at my house. There was a card table chair kind of in the way so I moved it away from the stamp table and over by the door to my bedroom. Later I needed to go in the bedroom to get some change and walked right into the chair. (I was barefoot!) Now you wouldn’t think walking into a card table chair leg would be all that bad but it hurt … a lot. And then, coming out of the bedroom, I walked into it again!  With the other foot. You know how we laugh at those movies and videos when someone gets hurt. Well, everyone stamping at that table all began to laugh. Me too. If I didn’t laugh I might have just cried. The next day the toe turned all shades of blue and purple and I’m pretty sure it’s broken. I was suppose to go to Disney with a friend but that had to be rescheduled. And no gym for a few days either.
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.