Monday, May 16, 2016

Update on Bundled Products

The current Annual Catalog has many bundled products. A bundle usually consists of a stamp set with a coordinating punch or Framelits. When you purchase a bundle, you save 15%! Bundles are a great value!

The new 2016 - 2017 Annual Catalog does have bundles as well but two things will be different:

  • First, many products that are currently bundled will no longer be bundled come June 1st (the launch date of the new Annual Catalog). See the list of items below that will no longer be bundled.
  • Second, the savings on the bundles in the new catalog will be 10% (instead of 15%).
I tell you this because if there is a bundle on your "must have" list, be sure to purchase it before June 1st for maximum savings.

Page numbers below refer to the 2015 - 2016 Annual Catalog (unless otherwise noted) or you can simply view these bundles (and others) on my Online Store here.

Something for Baby pg. 38
Watercolor Wings pg. 75
Butterfly Basics pg. 124
Celebrate Today pg. 102
Flower Patch pg. 77
Grateful Bunch (Occasions Catalog pg. 22)
Bloomin' Love (Occasions Catalog pg.16-17)
Number of Years (Occasions Catalog pg.10-11)
Party with Cake (Occasions Catalog pg.7)
Rose Wonder (Occasions Catalog pg.18-19)
Sunburst Sayings (Occasions Catalog pg.25)
Bear Hugs (Occasions Catalog pg.40)
Botanical Blooms (Occasions Catalog pg.26-27)
Playful Pals (Occasions Catalog pg.44-45)
Balloon Celebration (Occasions Catalog pg.12-13)
Wonderous Wreath pg. 72
Homemade for You pg. 59
Flower Shop pg. 126
Petite Petals pg. 78
You're So Sweet pg. 57
BYOP pg. 59
Crazy About You pg. 106

Happy Stamping and saving with bundles!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

3 Reasons Why You Want to Come to My BOGO Sale

My BOGO Sale 2016 will be here before you know it! It is the one must-attend event of the year!

Three Reasons Why You'll Want to Attend this Event:

  1. This event only happens once a year!

  2. It's a great way for you to SAVE! When you make a purchase of any amount (before shipping and tax), you get to pick out the same amount in products from my retired stash. For example: Order $50 from the new catalog (before shipping and tax) receive the same amount in retired products from my tables. You take it home with you to enjoy!

  3. You'll get to play with ALL 5 of the new In Colors! Seeing them in person is so much better than just looking at them in the book. You'll be making a cute In Color chart with ink, markers and card stock.

So, mark your calendars and plan on joining me for BOGO 2016!

Saturday, June 11th
Time: 10 am until 2 pm (come and go)
Place: West Fort Worth

I look forward to seeing you at the BOGO Sale this year! Contact me for the exact location address.

Happy Stamping,

Monday, May 9, 2016

Baby Shower Ideas

Recently I helped put together a baby shower for a good friend of mine and I just couldn't resist putting together some cute decorations and gift ideas using Stampin' Up! products.

The mom-to-be is expecting a girl and when I found out her colors were pink, white and gold, I was so stinkin' excited! I looked through all my stash of supplies and ended up using Blushing Bride card stock, Whisper White card stock, Gold Fancy Designer Vellum and Gold Glimmer paper. (The Gold Fancy vellum was used just like a placemat underneath the center arrangement on each table.)

Notice the circles hanging from the ceiling? It was hard to get a good picture of these decorations but I was so pleased with the waythey turned out. First, I punched a ton of various sized circles from Blushing Bride, Gold Glimmer paper and Whisper White. Then I cut the Whisper White Baker's Twine to the length I wanted and then "sandwiched" the circles on either side with the twine in between. They were super easy to make and added just that extra sparkle to the decor.

The adorable sign below was created by a friend of mine (he drew that freehand!) but I created the box and the cards inside.

Here's an up close picture of the box. I used the Something for Baby stamp set as well as the coordinating Framelits (love how easy it is to cut out these images with the Framelits!).

These were the thank you cards I put inside. During the shower, each of the guests wrote their address on an envelope and at the end of the event, the mom-to-be not only had the cards ready to go but the envelopes as well. 

I used the Something for Baby and coordinating Framelits again. The set has so many different images to choose from!

The other two tables' centerpieces were simple yet pretty.

I really enjoyed hosting this baby shower and using my Stampin' Up! products for the decorations. I think it all turned out beautifully!

If you have a party to put together whether it be a baby shower, wedding or birthday, remember to pull out your Stampin' Up! supplies. I'm sure you'll find some products that will help you with decorating and gift giving.

Happy Stamping,

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Happy Mother's Day 2016

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing moms out there! Do you have a special card already picked out? If you need a little inspiration for your special mom, how about this cutie? I love all the sparkle in the designer paper as well as the rhinestones.

The Sparkle and Shine stamp set as well as the Shine On Designer Paper are both on the retiring list. The designer paper is only available while supplies last and this is some great paper!

The retiring stamp sets will continue to be made through May 22nd to meet demand. After May 31st, however, this stamp set along with many other retiring sets will no longer be available. If this is one you'd like to get, be sure to purchase it sooner rather than later.

Supplies Used:

Happy Stamping and Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

50/50 Board Winner

The 50/50 Board has filled up once again and I just had the drawing this morning! (Actually, I used a random number generator but you get the idea.) And, the lucky winner is.....

Kathy P. from Corpus Christi

Congratulations Kathy!
You've won a $50 shopping spree!

Now a new 50/50 board will be started and as soon as all 50 spots are taken, I'll do another drawing for another $50 shopping spree!

Want to be in on the next drawing? Here's how:
  • For every $50 purchase (before shipping and tax), you'll receive one number on the board.
  • Purchase $100, and you'll receive two numbers.
  • Purchase $150, and you'll receive three numbers (PLUS you'll also begin receiving host only benefits!)
  • Once all 50 numbers are taken, I do a drawing for the $50 shopping spree. I'll contact the winners directly.
Have a super Saturday of stamping!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Update and Inspiration

Time sure has gotten away from me! Seems like here recently my life (and my family's lives) have all gotten a little hectic. We are in the middle of getting our bathrooms remodeled (it's been a long time coming!), we are trying to finish up another year of homeschooling, I am in the middle of planning a baby shower, we're making plans for summer events and camps, and I'm trying to keep my blog up to date. Goodness! I know I'm probably not the only one with a crazy schedule and more the likely I'm "preaching to the choir". 

I tell you all this to just say please be patient with me. :)
I love stamping, I enjoy designing, creating and preparing for classes - sometimes I simply don't have time to blog about it all. 

With all that being said, today I want to share with you some cute card projects. If you would like to step-by-step instruction sheet, simply click on the title of the project. 

Thank you to all my stamping friends, customers, blog readers - everyone - for your support, encouragement and understanding during this busy season in my life.

I hope you've enjoyed today's inspiration!

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Retiring Stamp Sets and Accessories

Can you believe that it's time once again for the retiring stamp set and accessory list? A new catalog is just around the corner and to make room for all the new products, Stampin' Up! has to retire many products. And, the best news - there are lots of retiring products that are being discounted up to 50%!

There are a couple different ways to view what stamp sets and accessories will be retiring:

Important things to note:
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin' Up! will continue to keep producing the retiring stamps until May 22nd.
  • Accessories will only be available while supplies last.
  • Place your order early for the best selection.

Happy Stamping and Shopping,

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Last Two Weeks of Weekly Deals

The Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals will soon be going away! The last week of Weekly Deals is the week of April 18th.  The Weekly Deals will be replaced by Special Offers which will occur every few months. If there's something on the Weekly Deals you'd like to purchase between now and the week of the 18th, be sure to get your orders in.

Happy Stamping,

Friday, April 1, 2016

Retiring In Colors 2014 - 2016

Did you know that the Annual Catalog will only be around for a couple more months? It's hard to believe but the current Stampin' Up! catalog ends on May 31st, 2016 and that means getting your hands on the 2014 - 2016 In Colors will also be coming to an end!

Now is the time to stock up!
If you've enjoyed using Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey or Tangelo Twist and want to still use them, you'll want to be sure to stock up on these colors while you still can.

Many of the products in these colors will sell out very quickly (especially the re-inkers).

Which color will you miss the most? I'm really going to bummed without Blackberry Bliss! I'm a fan of all things purple and that is one rich, beautiful color!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Last Chance for Sale-a-Bration and Starter Kit Deal

The end of Sale-a-Bration 2016 is quickly coming to a close! The last day to earn FREE products with every $50 purchase ends Thursday, March 31st - that's just two days away! 

And, it's also your last chance to take advantage of the Starter Kit Deal! If you have a long wish list, then this is the way to get the most bang for your buck!

  • The Starter Kit is $99 (plus tax; ships for FREE - a 10% savings!)
  • Normally, you select $125 worth of product - ANYTHING you want.
  • During Sale-a-Bration, however, you get to choose $155 worth of products - ANYTHING you want!
  • Curious about what else is included with the Starter Kit? Get the details here.
  • Ready to put together your Starter Kit? Get it here.

Take a look back through the Sale-a-Bration brochures and make sure you've gotten your FREE choices while you still can. Scroll down to see the At a Glance image of products still available as well as samples galore!

Sale-a-Bration Products at a Glance
Here's a handy picture of what is still available for FREE!

This fun tag for this Kraft Treat Bag was created using the What I Love stamp set (Sale-a-Bration 1st Release brochure).

With the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (Sale-a-Bration 1st Release), you can decorate bags, cards and so much more! The ice cream cone and sentiment as well as the chick and balloon in the second picture are all part of this adorable set!

The sentiment in the chick card below comes from the Perfect Pairings stamp set (Sale-a-Bration 1st Release).

If I had to pick a favorite product from Sale-a-Bration this year, the Botanicals for You stamp set (Sale-a-Bration 1st Release) would have to be the one! With the big "Just for You" sentiment and the little sentiments for the inside of the card, it's a hit!

This first picture features not only shows the Botanicals for You stamp set (card on the left) but also showcases the Botanical Garden Designer Vellum (on the card on the right). The vellum is another FREE choice (Sale-a-Bration 1st Release). 

*If you like the color combinations in the flower card below, it all comes from the Botanical Blooms Bundle. Purchase the bundle and you automatically qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration product!*

Here's an adorable bag decorated with the Botanicals for You and the little white strip is one of the fun sentiments included in the set. 

I couldn't resist sharing one more featuring the Botanicals for You (I told you it was my favorite, didn't I?). The vellum comes from the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum stack (it's the same vellum used on the flower card above).

There is one additional Sale-a-Bration item on this card, however, that I haven't mentioned yet. See the strip of designer paper in the middle of the card behind the sentiment?  That comes from the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper and it's yet another free choice (Sale-a-Bration 1st Releas). That paper has been very popular!

Both cards below showcase more sentiments from the Perfect Pairings stamp set (Sale-a-Bration 1st Release).

This adorable card below showcases some of the fun designer paper from the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-Bration 1st Release).

We made this fun "bicycle built for two" card using the Pedal Pusher stamp set (Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release) during my monthly Stamp Factory class. The sentiment was from the Greatest Greetings stamp set.

There's still so much more to see in both Sale-a-Bration brochures. I hope you'll look take a few minutes to look through them by Thursday because once they're gone, they're gone! These products will not be available for sale in the future.

Shop for all your stamping supplies 24/7 through my Online Store and qualify for your FREE products!

Happy Stamping and shopping,