Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New Products Have Been Added to the Clearance Rack

If you  have't checked out  the Clearance Rack on my Online Store lately, you're going to want to take a peek! Many more products have been added at great discounts (up to 60% off)! There is lots of ribbon, card stock, stamp sets, embellishments, designer papers and more!



Here are just a few of my "Oh wow! That's a deal!" products from the Clearance Rack (there's even more in my store, so be sure to check it out!):




See all the Clearance Rack products here. Get them while you can!







Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter 2017

He is not here;
He has risen. 
-Matthew 28:6

What a wonderful gift that has been given to us all! I wish you and your family an Easter filled with His goodness and love.

The Easter Message stamp set was one of my favorites (and sadly it's on the retired list). I thought I'd share a couple of beautiful cards made with this stamp set. Click on the title and you can view / download that step-by-step instruction sheet that includes the complete supply list.


Easter Message Card #1



Easter Message Card #2


I just love the cross from this stamp set. Actually, all the images are really nice. Even if you didn't have a chance to use it this year, it's a great one to have on hand for next Easter.


Happy Easter 2017!




Thursday, April 13, 2017

Time to Say Goodbye to Oh So Succulent

I think being on the committee that decides which stamp sets and products would be retiring would be one of the hardest committees to be on. I mean, how could one possibly decide which stamps stay and which ones go? I love them all! (I honestly don't know if there is a committee or not but I imagine it's no easy process.)

So, it was surprising, to me, to see the Oh So Succulent stamp set and coordinating products on the retiring list. I've seen some amazing projects and cards created with this set and the card I want to share with you today is no exception.





Supplies Used:
Both the Oh So Succulent Bundle and the Succulent Garden Designer Paper are retiring (the paper is on sale, too!). Be sure to get them while you still can!

Happy Stamping,




Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Stampin' Up! Retiring Sold Out Products


As predicted, many of the products on the 2016 - 2017 Retiring List have already sold out! I tell you, it amazes me every year how fast some products go! 

So, if you have been shopping on my Online Store and hoping to get your hands on some of those retiring products, it will probably be handy to have this Discounted Items report next to you. Retiring products that have run out of stock are on this report. Sometimes, you can even put something in your shopping cart and by the time you go to check-out, it can be out-of-stock.

I will keep posting updates of this list on my blog. I hope this will help when making your selections of retiring products.

Happy shopping and stamping,







Just a reminder: I'll be hosting a Retiring Party in May. I hope you'll make this fun event. It will be one last time to use some of our favorite retiring products. Get all the details and RSVP here.


Monday, April 10, 2017

The Stampin' Up! Retiring Products List is Here!

I knew this year's Retiring Product List was going to be a big one 
(they always are) and this one is no exception!




A few things to note about the Retiring / Last Chance List:


Please let me know if you have any questions. It's still hard for me to believe that another catalog year is almost over! Saying goodbye to so many fun products is not easy, so get them while you still can!

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Birthday Bright Project Kit

Project kits! I just love kits! Opening the box, looking through all the fun supplies inside and knowing that in a short time I'll have some adorable projects and that time was saved because I didn't have to design the projects, pick out the papers, stamp sets, ink and accessories. The work was all done for me! The Birthday Bright Project Kit is one of those amazing kits that I couldn't wait to get my hands on and put together.

The kit makes a total of 12 cards (4 each of 3 designs) and 12 tags (4 each of 3 designs).

Please note: The Birthday Bright Kit Class that was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 20th has been postponed. We're going to be having a Retirement Party instead. Can you believe the Retirement List will be out on April 10th? It's already time to say "goodbye" to some of our favorite stamp sets and accessories.

Card #1 - Candles Shaker Card
Confetti included! How fun is that?


Card #2 - Wish Big Banner Card
Make cute little banners to adorn the front of your card.


Card #3 - Celebrate
So pretty and bright! I love the way the cake piece sits on top creating a bit of a "shadow box" effect.


The Tags:
Wouldn't these tags look adorable on a gift bag or box? They're super quick to put together but very cute!



Helpful Tips for the Birthday Bright Project Kit:

  • You'll need a few additional supplies to create this kit just like the pictures I've shown:
    Birthday Bright Stamp Set
    Coordinating Ink Pad Colors: Emerald Envy, So Saffron, Watermelon Wonder and Basic Black
  • I found that the little pennants on card #2 need to have a glue dot placed between the folds of the sticker. The stickers are handy because they simply fold over the twine but a glue dot helps not only keep them closed but also keeps them stuck to the card base (I personally didn't want mine moving all over but you can leave them free to flutter in the breeze, if you like).
  • Make one set of cards (or set of tags) at a time. I stamped all the pieces for one card and then worked on just that one set of cards until they were all finished.
  • Invite a friend over to make the kit with you! What's more fun than gathering with friends to make cards together? One friend could be stamping the pieces of one set of cards while you work on another set. Divide and conquer!
  • Keep all your cards and tags in the beautiful box they come in. Or, put a gift inside the box for the birthday boy or girl and then you'll have a coordinating card and tag to go with it!
Project kits really can make creating and crafting so quick and lots of fun! The Birthday Bright Project Kit is no exception. It will only be around until May 31, 2017 so get your hands on one (or more) today!

Happy Stamping,