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The Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Carry Over List Announced

Although today is the last day to order from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog, I just received some information from the Stampin' Up! home office regarding carry over items! 

That means that some of the fantastic products featured in the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog are still available after today!

Click the image below to access the Carry Over List!

And, here's today's updated version of the Retired Accessories List--> HERE!
More items selling out daily!

to take advantage of the discounted STAMPIN' UP! items still available!


Last Day! Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini and Summer Smooches and a Video Tutorial

Today is the last day of the Occasions Mini Catalog and Summer Smooches promotion! (Designer Fabric Brads are sold out!)
Today, I am sharing some Sweet Shop birthday treats from the Occasions Mini and Petite Purse from the Summer Smooches promotion.

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These are for my niece for her birthday. :)  The Petite Purse held some shopping money and the little box---some fun nail polish! (Think Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral!)

Here's a short Stampin' Up! video tutorial showing how I put the little box together...and, here's the link to the updated Retiring Accessories List! SOME ITEMS HAVE SOLD OUT SO DON'T MISS YOUR FAVORITES!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Sweet Shop Birthday Box

Stampin' Up! CREATE Banner


A great handcrafted banner for your creating space!  Love it!

1/16 Inch Handheld Circle Punch
2-1/2 Inch Circle Punch
Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad
12X12 Textured Card Stock - Subtles Collection
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
Broadsheet Alphabet
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder

Early Espresso Classic Stampin Pad
12X12 Textured Card Stock - Neutrals Collection
Empire Alphabet Lower
Empire Alphabet Upper

Just Perfect Alphabet
Letter It
Mini Clothespins Adornments
Occasions Alphabet
Old Olive 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
12X12 Textured Card Stock - Brights Collection
Peach Parfait Classic Stampin Pad
2010 In Color 12 X 12 Textured Card Stock
Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pad
12X12 Textured Card Stock - Regals Collection
School Lines
Serif Essentials Bigz Alphabet Die Set
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
Spencerian Alphabet Upper
Stampin' Dimensionals
Versamark Pad
Whisper White 12 X 12 Smooth Card Stock

Many of these items are on the Stampin' Up! Retiring Lists!
Check out all of the limited items available in the Online Store.

Many items are discounted and while supplies last!


A Stampin' Up! To-Do List-Take "Note"!

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Take "note" of this Stampin' Up! To-Do List:

  1. Sign up for our ink and inspirations Mailing List.  Our next newsletter with exclusive project ideas goes out next week!
  2. Check the STAMPIN' UP! RETIRED ACCESSORIES LIST!  Available only while supplies last.
    Many items discounted!
  3. Check the THE LIST OF RETIRING STAMPS available until May 31st.
  4. Summer Smooches Promotion ends April 30th! See what's available here.
    Sweet Smooches Designer Fabric Brads no longer available.
  5. Make sure you've ordered what you want from Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog! The sales period ends on Monday, April 30, 2012!  Click here to download a copy of the catalog.


Notably Ornate on the Stampin' Up! Retiring List


Oh, I am sad to see this one go!  Stampin' Up!'s Notably Ornate (wood, clear) is retiring at the end of May and I LOVE this set!

This sample is a little note card, 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" folded in half. The ornate, lined image in the background is stamped in Jet Black Stazon and the Take Note oval, Broadsheet Alphabet (wood, clear) monogram, and sentiment from Apothecary Art (wood, clear) are stamped in Early Espresso Classic.  The beautiful bird in flight is in Marina Mist with a Subtles Designer Button to match.  This set can turn any handmade card into simple elegance!


Stampin' Up! Faux Ribbon for Masculine Cards Video Tutorial

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Late post today! Sharing a video tutorial using Stampin' Up! Mocha Morning Specialty Paper and the Oval All stamp set, both on the Retiring List.  In the video, you'll see how I created the faux ribbon for this masculine card. It's so'll love it!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Faux Ribbon Technique for Masculine Cards

For more masculine themed card ideas, discover Mainly Manly Cards!


Stampin' Up!'s Change = Progress


There are quite a few items on the Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories List!   Included are our Classic Stampin' Pads.  I wanted to clarify that the colors are not retiring, but the new Classic Stampin' Pads will now be foam rather than felt pads.

From the Stampin' Up! Facebook page...

Starting June 1, our Classic Stampin’ Pads will be updated with a new firm-foam pad that offers better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images. There seems to be some concern about all of our Classic Stampin’ Pads being on the retired lists. Not to worry! Our core colors are not retiring; we are just updating and improving the pads themselves.

Some other changes include:

  • Only select Stampin' Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin' Write Markers in color collections will continue to be offered)
  • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colors and color collections.
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colors and color collections.
  • Craft Ink Pads will only be offered in Black and White.  Craft Ink Refills will no longer be offered.
  • Stampin' Spots are being discontinued.
  • Items with asterisks are being reconfigured. This could mean repackaging or improvements.

***Two items that were included on the Retiring Accessories List are not actually retiring. The lists have been updated to remove these items. 


208    108360    Craft Scissors
208    103579    Paper Snip


Here are the links:

I am excited about the new stamps, accessories, and embellishments that are in store for us in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog that debuts on June 1st.  Can't wait!


Correction to the Retiring Accessories List

****Correction to the Retiring Accessories List!

Two items that were included on the Retiring Accessories List are not actually retiring. The lists have been updated to remove these items.


208    108360    Craft Scissors
208    103579    Paper Snips

Because these items were included in error, the Paper Snips will not be offered at a discounted price. Demonstrators were just notified about this error and I wanted to let you know.


Stampin' Up! Retired Accessories Promotion With Big Discounts & Earn a FREE Catalog!

Stampin' Up! has just announced the lists of Retiring Accessories and Decor Elements!   Big savings on select products!  Only available while supplies last!

***Psst!  More exciting news!  Beginning May 1st, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for only $99!! And, you can fully customize your kit...your way!  This is a great way to start your business.  You can order any current items up to $125...even the BIG SHOT! Stay tuned for more details!

A Day in the Life 2012 and My Digital Studio- Earth Day

Stampin up Day in the Life-My Digital Studio012It's been a while since I've posted a page from my 2012 digital scrapbooking project!  So,today I'm sharing a page I created this weekend.  We visited Roaring River State Park in SW Missouri and enjoyed some of the Earth Day festivities.  

Our daughters have taken part in the Nature Center activities since they were VERY young!  Now at 27 and 31, they still enjoy visiting the center, hiking, and are excellent fly fishers!  Lots of fun memories here!

Featured on this page is the new digital Hexagon Punch. Such a fun shape to work with on your pages.  Get it here as a digital download in the Online Store.

Never tried digital scrapbooking?  You can try My Digital Studio Express FREE for 30 days!  Check it out HERE!

Stampin' Up! Sweet Shop Birthday Hat Card

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How about a fun shape for a Stampin' Up! Sweet Shop birthday card?

Made to resemble a birthday party hat, this birthday card is festive and fun.  Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Paper (available until April 30th) and circle punches make this card come together in a snap!

Here are a few video tips so that you can make your own!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Sweet Shop Birthday Hat Card

Stampin' Up! Clearly for You Card Ideas and Retiring List

Stampin' Up! Clearly for You...*sigh...another of my favorites on the Stampin' Up! Retiring List.
This adorable set with many, mini images is perfect for layering multiple images for a shabby chic or vintage look on your handmade cards and scrapbook pages.  The sweet trio of birds is so dainty!

You can see other samples using this set HERE, HERE, and HERE.



Stampin' Up! On Sale and Retiring Baroque Motifs


Stampin' Up! Baroque Motifs and some colors from the Brights Collection make this a cheery card!  I'll be sending this to someone this week and hopefully, it will "bright"en their day!

Baroque Motifs is another set that is on the Retiring Stamps List.  This set has been one of my favorites for several years.  Here's a simple design I created a few years ago...

-->Be sure to check out all of the great sets that will be retiring in the Online Store! And, while you're there, check out the awesome Stampin' Up! specials on the Clearance Rack!

New Stampin' Up! Catalog June and inspirations Customers who have place an order in April are guaranteed to receive the new catalog, FREE, from me, as soon as available!

If you are new to Stampin' Up! and have never placed an order, I'd love to be your demonstrator.

Why do you need a demonstrator?
Ordering through a demonstrator entitles you to the Preferred Pricing discount! And, with your order total of $150 or more in product, receive Stampin' Rewards...choose FREE product based on your product total ($150 or more)!

Take advantage of the awesome Stampin' Up! specials on the Clearance Rack!
Place your order online or e-mail me and I'll assist you!


Stampin' Up! Fifth Avenue Floral on the Retiring List


Stampin-up-fifth-avenue-floralOn the Stampin' Up! Retiring List is this beauty, Fifth Avenue Floral.  This card, in Neutrals, gives a unique look to this floral stamp.  The outlined images layer beautifully and a tone on tone rose lends itself to a masculine feel. 

A strip of Mocha Morning Specialty Paper adds an modern accent.

See another card and video tutorial created with stamp set HERE.

 Be sure to add this great set to your collection while it is still available!

See all the Retiring Stamp sets available only until May 31st here in the online store.