Something Old, Something New – Last day!

It’s the LAST Day!

Today is the LAST day  that you can order from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and 2017 Occasions Catalog.  At midnight tonight they officially retire!  Do a quick check and make sure you have not missed anything.

It’s one more day until the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog begins!  Ordering begins June 1st at 2:00 PM ET (12 noon MT).  If you don’t have your new catalog yet let me know.

Here is my last Something Old project for you:

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A clean and simple card made in Neutral colors for Father’s Day.  But you can easily change the greeting for some other occasion.  I used the Crazy About You Stamp Set which has a big variety of words in it.  The card stock is Tip Top Taupe which is one of our retiring In Colors.  And the embossing folder – I’m so sad – I loved those big polka dots.  The Neutrals Designer Paper stack is also retiring.

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And today’s something new project –

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It’s the Daisy Delight Bundle which has been extremely popular among the demonstrators during our pre-order.  Yes one of the perks of being a demo is we get the chance to order some products early.  I made this card for a swap and punch lots of daisies.  It’s the daisy punch that has been so popular and won’t be available right on June 1st – but will be back in stock later in the month.  Those gemstones (see it in the center of my flower) are so much fun – I’ve been using those up too – they come in two colors – gold and clear.

Remember to SHOP NOW for the retiring items and make your shopping list for new items to order in June.  If you live local be sure to come to my Catalog Kickoff Party & BOGO Sale on Saturday, June 17 – visit my calendar HERE.

Coming June 1 is a new promotion for hostesses – you can earn an extra $35 in free product – contact me to schedule your party and earn brand new free stuff!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

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Something Old, Something New – 2 more days!

Only 2 more days!!

Just 2 more days until the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and 2017 Occasions Catalog officially retire!  Don’t miss some great products – Gorgeous Grunge is one of my most used stamp sets and the Star Framelits and star punch are retiring – that one still baffles me.  So if you want the stars get them now.

2 more days until the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog begins!  Ordering begins June 1st at 2:00 PM ET (12 noon MT).  If you don’t have your new catalog yet let me know.

Here is another Something Old project for you:

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This uses the Cool Treats Suite from the Occasions catalog.  This sweet is perfect for summer!  And luckily the stamp set and the framelits are staying – but the two bundled together will retire – so save 10% by ordering them as a bundle now.  The fun Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Paper is also retiring. The Watermelon Wonder is one of our retiring In-Colors and it is in this paper – I used the card stock to make the little strawberries – aren’t they the cutest!  Some other items in the suite are the washi tape and Sprinkles Embellisments – those will be retiring too.  If you go to the Stampin’ Up! FB page the Artisan Design team had a bunch of projects with this suite.

 

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And today’s something new project –

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How about this fun, bright, birthday card!  It features one of our brand new In-Colors called Lemon Lime Twist!  I used the card stock and a piece of the new Fresh Florals Designer Paper Stack for this card.  This new color on the Basic Black just pops!  I also used a brand new bundle – Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle – it’s one that you might overlook in the catalog.  It includes this awesome Happy Birthday Thinlits die – I love the font and the size of it.  And there is a stamp set that you can use with it – that’s where the word BELATED comes from.  I think I need a whole big stack of these cards since I’ve missed lots of birthdays since the beginning of the year.

Remember to SHOP NOW for the retiring items and make your shopping list for new items to order in June.  If you live local be sure to come to my Catalog Kickoff Party & BOGO Sale on Saturday, June 17 – visit my calendar HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Popcorn Munchies

I recently had a retreat for my Stamper’s Club.  A weekend getaway at a cabin in the north Georgia mountains.  It is fun to spend time with our girlfriends – we can be there for each other, get away from what is going on at home and be creative at the same time.  One of my favorite things is to make them little gifts that I can surprise them with throughout the weekend.  I do this at all my retreat type events and its so fun.  In fact in June I’m hosting a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Getaway weekend – so if you are close to or willing to travel to the North Georgia area for a weekend getaway let me know and I’ll get you the information.

Today I want to share the Popcorn Munchie treats I made for everyone.  Well I didn’t make the popcorn – another friend of mine did that – she actually does this as her full time business and has a popcorn stand in the Atlanta area.  I was able to get some bags of caramel corn from her and used them at my retreat.

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It’s fun to take a store bought treat and give it a makeover with our Stampin’ Up! supplies.  For these popcorn bags I used the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (its retiring) and pulled out the Real Red Striped paper and cut and scored some strips the width of my bags to make a topper.

I used the Ready To Pop stamp set and the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to decorate my topper. I used Whisper White and Real Red card stock and some Real Red ink for the labels.  I decided to add some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine (it’s retiring) tied around and in a bow to finish it off.  It was fairly quick – i used my stapler to staple the striped paper to the top of the bag and then covered that with my label.

By the way the Ready to Pop Bundle – which includes the stamp set and the Popcorn Box Thinlits Dies is on the retiring list – it will save you 10% if you order now instead of later.  They will both be in the new catalog but not as a bundle.

Did you know that?  When Stampin’ Up! releases a new bundle it will be available for a limited time – the length of the catalog it was released in.  Then if the items are still available after that they are no longer offered as a bundle.  The catalogs are filled with bundles so be sure to look for those and save!

Thanks for popping in today!  Ha Ha – get it?  I’m really not funny at all – so when I think of something funny I have to point it out!  And if you tell me a joke and I look at you funny it’s not you or your joke – it’s usually me – I normally just don’t get it – my family teases me about that all the time.

See ya!

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Graduation Season is here

Graduation Season is here

Graduation season is here are you ready with your Graduation cards.  My two oldest are done with school and graduations and my youngest still has another year of college – so in my mind I wasn’t thinking that I needed any graduation cards this year.  But I was wrong!  I actually needed a whole stack – I still had extended family and friends with kids graduating from both High School and College.  I created this card and was really pleased with how it turned out.  I decided to stick with a black/white/gold theme since I had various schools and both boys and girls – this theme would work for them all.

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I used several retiring products on this card – probably things you already have on hand.  And then snuck in a little sneak peek on the envelope – that’s a new stamp set coming out June 1st!

Here is a list of the products I used and the retiring items are marked with (R):

  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White Medium envelope
  • 1″ circle punch
  • Banner Triple punch
  • Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper (R)
  • Gold Sequin Trim (R)
  • Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack (R)
  • B.Y.O.P. stamp set (R)
  • Basic Black ink
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous (coming June 1)

A tip on making this card – punch the various patterns into 1″ circles and randomly attach to the Whisper White layer – letting the circles hang over the edges in places.  Trim off the over hang and uses those pieces to fill in gaps along the edge.

I used just the black & white side of this paper but you could mix in the pink sides too.

Have fun – or use this idea with a different paper – bright colors perhaps and make a birthday card, or soft colors and make a baby card.  An easy and versatile design.

Have a great day!

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Love & Affection

For this card I’ve combined several products from the retiring list.  I hate to waste pieces of the specialty designer paper like this one from Affectionately Yours collection with copper embossed elements on it.

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To maximize a piece of 12×12 paper I often cut it into 3×4″ pieces and use that on a card front.  I stamped on the background piece with the flowers in the stamp set – it’s Watermelon Wonder ink on Watermelon Wonder card stock.  Then add the piece of Designer series paper to the front.

I used the Crazy About You stamp set to stamp the Mother’s Day sentiment on a strips of Whisper White card stock.  Then added that along the front of the card.  Finish with a die cut of Copper Foil using the Hello You Thinlits.

Be sure to order these products before they all sell out:

  • Love & Affection stamp set pg. 45
  • Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper pg. 172 SOLD OUT
  • Crazy About You stamp set pg. 70
  • Hello You Thinlits pg. 192
  • Watermelon Wonder card stock & ink pg. 169

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Here is the full retired list – Retiring_List_US

Thanks for stopping by today!

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The Retired List is Here

I had an awesome time in Salt Lake City.  I thought I had posted at least once while I was there from my phone – but apparently it didn’t work.  Wifi in the hotel was not good at all and I was really busy most of the time – going from one thing to another.  The new catalog is coming – it’s a great one with a TON of new things – which of course means the retired list is coming and its going to be a big one.  Retiring items are while supplies last – so be sure to order early rather than waiting until it is sold out.  There are a few shockers on the list.  I’ll be sharing later this week with my display samples and other photos from the OnStage Live event.  I had the privilege of being selected to stamp samples for the display boards – I had a brand new stamp set – you aren’t going to believe how versatile it is – and some other new products.  My samples are all made featuring the carry-over In-Colors.

Here is the list in a pdf format – Retiring ListTH_social_retired2016_demo_Apr1816_NA_2.

And go here to shop in my online store – SHOP HERE.  Categories are on the left – look under Retiring List to see what is going.

If you shop today you can take advantage of the last day of Weekly Deals – tomorrow they will be gone.  And there are a bunch of great items on there.

Here is a quick peek at the new catalog cover:

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And here are some photos from our first day of the event –

 

Those were the photos I tried to post and it didn’t work.  I’ll have more later.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Holiday Catalog Retiring List

Well my blog platform apparently changed since I was here last – I’ll have to get used to it again.  I’ve been out of town at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local even in Tampa.  I will share more about that in another post.  For today I wanted to share with you that for the first time (I’m pretty sure it’s the first time ever) Stampin’ Up! is releasing a Retiring List for the Holiday Catalog before it is even over.  In the past we always waiting a whole year until the next one started and we never knew what was returning.  But this time we know so if you love it – get it now!

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We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the holiday catalog; but before we do, we’re giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites. Retiring products will only be available until January 4, or while supplies last, so now’s a great time to place an order before they’re gone!

Here is the link for the PDF list. US_HolidayRetiringList.

Some of my favorites are on the list so don’t miss them – the ever popular Woodland Embossing Folder!  Gasp – it can’t be true.

Things to Remember:

  • Orders can be placed through me your demonstrator or online on my website.
  • Retiring products are only available while supplies last. The lists of retiring products will be updated every business day – check the online store to see if its still available.  I’ll add an updated list to my FB page as things sell out.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps until December 28 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last).

If you are ordering online in my store you can use the Hostess Code – D2RPB23X  – unless your order is over $150 then don’t enter a code and redeem your own Stampin’ Rewards – or contact me and learn how you can get a discount.

Here are some of my favorite things that will be retiring

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Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com


I’ll be back tomorrow.

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