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 – 3 days!

Only 3 more days!!

3 more days until the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and 2017 Occasions Catalog officially retire!  Hurry it’s your last chance to order products from them – so if you have been waiting do it now!

3 more days until the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog begins!  Lot’s of great new products in this new catalog – my wish list is long!! Everyone can order beginning June 1st at 2:00 PM ET (12 noon MT).  Do you have your catalog yet?  I have copies here for my Stamp Club members and regular class attendees and I’ve mailed out catalogs too.  If you didn’t get yours let me know.  If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator already – I’d love to be yours.

Now for some projects to share with you – I’ve decided to do a few posts to count down these last few days that I’m calling Something Old, Something New.  So here we go – today’s something old project:

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Its the lovely Succulent Garden Suite from the Occasions catalog.  The succulents are quite trendy right now.  I know I see them every day on the Ellen show on her table.  And I’ve seen some pretty realistic looking creations made with these stamps, dies and card stock.  Hurry and get these goodies before they are gone – the Oh So Succulent stamp set, Succulent Framelits Dies, Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and cardstock pack.  A couple of the retiring colors are in this suite so be sure to get cardstock and ink in those colors too – Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron.

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And today’s something new –

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I love this new bundle – Colorful Season Bundle – it’s a stamp set and coordinating Thinlits dies that are perfect for every season of the year.  These are part of a suite called Color Theory – and I used just a little peek of the Designer Paper on this card.  You are going to love this bundle & suite and be able to use them all year long!

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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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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I’ll be back tomorrow.

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Happy Birthday Cupcake!

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

I wanted to share with you another little treat that I gave to all by stampers at the Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat earlier this month.  It was a birthday theme so everything was birthday related.  And cupcakes are the perfect little birthday treat and all dressed up Stampin’ Up! style makes them even better!

cupcake-birthdayI baked the cupcakes in a jar!  I posted a cupcake in a jar a couple of weeks ago – those were when I was practicing to see if I could bake them in the jar and have them turn out.  I add frosting, sprinkles and little edible flower decorations on the inside.  I forgot to take a picture with the jar open.  Here is a closer look at the front.

cupcake-frontI made a banner using the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series paper (in the Occasions catalog) and the Petite Pennants Builder Punch (on the Retirement list and on sale).  I strung the banners on some Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine.  I tied that around the jar with a knot and then added some of the Calypso Coral Pom Pom trim (already sold out – so sad) plus a candle and tucked a little wooden spoon behind.  Then tied a bow with the twine.

cupcake-topA closer look at the top you can see more Birthday Bash Designer Paper and then I stamped the Sketched Birthday stamp set (on the retired list).  I used Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay and my punches.

Everyone enjoyed their little birthday treats at the retreat.  It was a really fun weekend and I can’t wait to do it again.

Here is the full supply list with links to my store.

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Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

Thanks for checking in today!

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