Monday, April 29, 2013

New Catalog Sneak Peeks!

As promised, today I'm going to give you a little 'sneak peek' of some items coming up in the new Annual Catalog that will go live on May 31.
This shows the new In Color collection. When I heard the names, they just sounded like ice cream to me. So, I broke out Pennant Parade (for the cones) and Create a Cupcake for the ice cream scoops and sprinkles. The card base is Coastal Cabana and the embossed layer is Baked Brown Sugar. The ice cream on the left is Pistachio Pudding, the middle one is Strawberry Slush and the one on the right is Crisp Cantaloupe. Aren't they yummy looking? 
 This card is made with the Wildflower Meadow bundle. Yep, you will be able to purchase the stamp (a background) and the embossing folder as a bundle and save a few bucks! I know it's hard to see in this pic, but I stamped Wildflower Meadow and then ran it through the Big Shot with the matching Embossing Folder. The card base is Baked Brown Sugar, the next layer is Coastal Cabana and I stamped in Baked Brown Sugar. I am just drawn to these two colors together. They are just beautiful, don't you think?
This is another Wildflower Meadow card using Pear Pizzaz and Melon Mambo. The little peak of  DSP on the bottom is from the new pack called Gingham Garden. The stamped greeting is from the new set called Really Good Greetings. Topped it off with a little Melon Mambo ribbon and Voila!

Thanks for stopping by today to see my 'sneak peeks'. If you would like to receive the new catalog along with some coupons good for purchases with me, just leave a comment with your email addy and I will contact you for your snail mail addy.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Sail Away Birthday

I received this retired set from a friend, so then had to look for inspiration. Inspiration was found in some 2010 cards on the web. This is for my step-dad's birthday next month.
I used Pacific Point and Early Espresso card stock, the Modern Label and Word Window punches, Early Espresso Baker's Twine and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. Circles were cut with my retired Coluzzle.
Thanks for stopping by today. Check back Monday and I should have some sneak peeks of new product.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Retiring Lists Are Here!

The retiting lists are here. You can see the retiring stamp list here and the retiring accessories here.

Remember that you can purchase retiring stamps until June 3. Retiring accessories are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. You can save up to 60% on some items, so get them while you can.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Get More FREE!

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Bombs AwayBirthday! and New Wood Mount Cases

Bombs Away Birthday is the latest offering by Stampin' Up! in their Photopolymer Stamp line. Price is $13.95, item number 133411. Recommended clear blocks are C and H. This is too cute...I may have to use this set for lots of friends' birthdays!

Introducing our new wood-mount stamp set packaging! These new cases are similar to our clear-mount boxes and fit perfectly on the shelf right next to them. They also have the images and stamp set name on the spine to make your search for the right set even easier.

Starting May 31 all wood-mount sets will come in this new packaging. And empty cases will be available with the launch of the new catalog. That means you can transfer all your old sets to these new boxes! There will even be a template for you to create your own label for your old stamp sets (available May 31). A pack of four half-size cases (3-3/4" x 5-1/2") will sell for $4.95 and a pack of four full-size cases (7-1/2" x 5-1/2") will be $6.95.
You can watch an SU! video on these cases here.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Stampin' In the Sticks

Don't these just scream Spring? Thank you Dawn for bringing these beautiful Daisies!

Yesterday, I hosted 4 talented ladies for our monthly shoebox swap. We had a great time chatting and stamping. And of course, eating! Dawn brought yummy goodies as did Marilyn. Met a new friend, Sheri (Dawn's downline) and just had a generally great time! These are most of the creations we made (I forgot to do Mary's, so I'm hoping to get her packet soon so I can complete it and get it posted as well).

These are the cards I designed.

These are the cards designed by Dawn (sorry for the blurry pic)

The card on the left is Marilyn's and the one on the right is Sheri's
This is the gift I received from Marilyn...cute candle holder and adorable owl tag/bookmark
Thank you ladies for a truly enjoyable afternoon. Can't wait for the next one!

Happy Spring!

Today, I want to share some cute little cups that I made for my Shoebox Swap last Saturday. I filled these cuties with some M&M snack mix for each attendee. I got my inspiration from Melissa Davies who did these with the Blossom Builder Punch. You can see her creations here.
For my version, I used the Floral Frames Framelits and cut a center with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch, and the stamp set Daydream Medallions. On advice of a friend, I used 2 of the little nut cups and sandwiched the petals and the leaves (used the Blossom Builder Punch and the crimper for those) between the 2 cups.

Hope that these inspire you to make something to welcome Spring. It's finally arrived here in North Idaho. In the 60's most of this past week with beautiful sunshine and blue skies!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Exciting Color Refresh! and Free Shipping!


These will be the new Core Colors from Stampin' Up! with the new catalog launch in June! I'm truly excited about this change, though I will be sad to see a couple of colors leave. I will truly miss Certainly Celery, but am glad to see that Wisteria Wonder is returning and Marina Mist is staying. I liked the Regal Rose, but very glad that Bermuda Bay is returning. AND, for those of you who have been wondering...Smoky Slate is a softer gray than Basic Gray...something a lot of us have been asking for since they discontinued Going Gray.

(I know this chart is a little blurry, but if you right click on it, you can open it in another window and see all the colors clearly).
The other BIG announcement today was that there will be FREE shipping on all orders placed April 6 through April 8. THAT'S FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS no matter the size. So, go to my website to place your order starting on Saturday.
I hope you all are getting as excited as I am to see EVERYTHING that is in store for us in the new Annual Catalog! Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Petite Curly Label Punch

The Petite Curly Label Punch that you saw in the Sale-A-Bration brochure is now available for purchase! You can buy it through May 31, and it will also be available in the new 2013-2014 annual catalog.
Item number 129405, price $12.95