Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Stampin' Up! Catalog Premiere

Monday night, for the first time ever, Stampin' Up! had a red carpet Catalog Premiere. The live event, which was held in Long Beach, CA, was telecast at theaters throughout the country. One of them was in Raleigh, and I got to go!
Here I am with Karel, Debbie, and Pat from the Wagstampers team. At the end of the event we got our own copy of the new catalog and a stamp set. I'm holding the catalog and Pat is showing the stamp set we received.
My fun actually started before the Premiere. I belong to a group called NC SU Demos and a group of us met for dinner.
The Premiere began with Shelli addressing everyone, talking about the new catalog, and then doing a demonstration for us. In the foreground you can see some of the demos who were in front of me in the theater. The place was packed!
The rest of the evening was spent with a variety of presenters sharing all kinds of stuff from the new catalog. We saw lots of samples, including this cute little baby bag.
One of the new products being introduced is Blendabilities. This flower (a new single stamp) was colored with them. Very cool!

I really enjoyed getting to meet the other demonstrators and the Premiere was lots of fun and energy filled. So glad I went! I have more pictures, but it's getting late so I'm going to wrap up. Hope you enjoyed getting a little sneak peek.

Check back tomorrow to see a card made with my new stamp set.

EDIT 5/1/14: I have uploaded the rest of my Catalog Premiere pictures to my facebook page. You can see them here. Are you getting as excited about the new products from Stampin' Up! as I am? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Weekly Deals - April 29

Went to the Stampin' Up! Catalog Premiere last night. It was lots of fun!! I met several other demos from NC, saw some great demonstrations, and learned about the new products. Plus, I got a soon-to-be-released stamp set and new 2014-15 catalog! Come to my class on 5/17 to see the new catalog (and hopefully get your own) and see some samples made with my new set. You can even make a card with it!

I'll post pictures of the Catalog Premiere later today (after I've had a chance to crop and upload) so you can see some of the new stuff.

Here are this week's Weekly Deals. You can Order Online (using Hostess Code CJ2CNWSF gets you a FREE thank you gift from me) or I'll be placing a group order Wednesday evening (and possibly again later in the week if there is interest).

Remember to check out the Retired List while you're at my Online Store. These items will be gone soon.

Weekly Deals: Lots of pretty ribbon! Use the ornament in the punch pack to make candle flames (think birthdays). Core'dinations is so cool - especially when embossed with the Big Shot!

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Talking Tag Message Labels Item # 129723
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Merry Minis Punch Pack Item # 126882
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126871
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126872
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Regals Core'Dinations Item # 129955
Regular Price: $23.95 US/$29.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.96 US/$22.46 CAN

Dress Up Framelits Dies Item # 130101
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 126845
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.19 CAN

Downtown Grunge Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 126056
Regular Price: $19.95 /$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.97 US/$13.17 CAN

Monday, April 28, 2014


This week I almost could have been a design team of one. lol! I have my official Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge design team sample here at the top, but be sure to read all the way to the end of this post to see two variations. Besides the three in this post, I have pieces cut for two more.

Stamps: Betsy's Blossoms
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Gingham Garden
Big Shot: Circles Framelits

Here's this week's sketch. Use it to inspire you!
 Link your project and see the rest of the design team samples at the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site. Hope you'll play along this week!

And, as promised, here are the other two cards based on this week's sketch. For this one, I rotated the sketch so it is landscape instead of portrait. The DSP is Epic Day. Stamp is from Just Sayin' and is cut with the coordinating Word Bubbles framelits.

On this card, I left a border between each of the strips. DSP is Epic Day. Stamp is from Starburst Sayings and is cut with the coordinating Starburst framelits.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Lattice Die Cards

Today I have an assortment of cards made with the Lattice Die (retiring) to share with you. We made this first card in the April Club Class. We sponged the background, which I think looks like stained glass.
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi
Big Shot: Lattice Die
Other: Scallop Trim Border Punch (retiring)

 This card has several retiring items on it: Lattice Die, Betsy's Blossoms, Corner Rounder Punch, and Gingham Garden Washi Tape

 I did more sponging on this card. The sentiment is from Blessings From Heaven, which is sold out already.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Epic Day Class

I've just added a new event on Saturday, May 17. Here's how it works - you buy the supplies and then spend the morning making whatever you want with those supplies. I'll have lots of samples for you to copy. You can make your projects just like mine, you can change them around, or you can make something totally different. My stamps, ink pads, Big Shot, dies, punches, etc. will be available for use.

These are samples of cards I've made with the Epic Day Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Washi Tape. I'll have more samples at the class. If you're an experienced stamper, you can move right along at your own pace and probably get tons of projects made. If you're a newer stamper, this is a great opportunity to learn to use your supplies and you should still go away with many completed projects. Either way, I'll be there to answer questions and give help as needed.

Supplies you will get the day of class:

1 package Epic Day Designer Series Paper
1 pack Epic Day Washi Tape
1 package 8 1/2 x 11 Whisper White Cardstock (40 sheets - on the day of the class, you can trade sheets for Very Vanilla, Naturals White, or Naturals Ivory if you want them for your projects).
1 package 8 1/2 x 11 Colored Cardstock (24 sheets - asst. colors to match Epic Day DSP)
3 sheets Core'dinations Cardstock (1 ea. Gumball Green, Pool Party, Early Espresso)

Cost: $38.85 (which is actual cost of these supplies after shipping and tax)

Note: if you already have Epic Day DSP or Washi Tape, you can substitute another design, but you'll want to bring your Epic Day products to class so you can make the projects.

You provide your own adhesive. Let me know if you need to buy one and I'll order it so it's here for the class.

You can bring any embellishments or other consumables you might want to use.

The class will be Saturday, May 17th from 9:00am to 2:00pm (open house style - come when you want, leave when you want) at my house.

Sign up today! Epic Day DSP is on the retiring list, so save your spot now, before it sells out! Registration deadline: May 5th.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Scallop Tag Topper Punch Fancy Fold Card

I thought this style of fancy fold card was so cool the moment I saw it. I showed the stampers at my April Club how to make one. The top card is the one we made in class.
Stamps: Oh Hello (retiring)
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Pool Party Core'dinations (retiring)
Ink: Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Afternoon Picnic (retiring, on 4/22 Weekly Deals list)
Big Shot: Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Punch: Scallop Tag Topper Punch
Ribbon: Very Vanilla Seam Binding
 I designed and made this card during Sale-a-Bration.
 Here's what this style looks like standing up.
Stamps: Papaya Collage (retiring)
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Wild Wasabi
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Sweet Sorbet (SAB, no longer available)
Big Shot: Arrows Embossing Folder
Punch: Scallop Tag Topper Punch
Ribbon: Pool Party Baker's Twine (SAB, no longer available)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bright Blossoms and One In A Million Note Card

We had such a good time at club last night and again today. Here's one of the cards we made. It's the smaller note card size (3 1/2" x 5").

I decided to post this one first, because Stampin' Up! demonstrators have chosen today to thank Demonstrator Support (DS). DS is the awesome bunch of folks who help us demos whenever we have a Stampin' Up! related issue. So, if you've seen the hashtag ‪#‎weloveDS‬ now you know what it's all about.
 I thought this card was appropriate because above and beyond is where DS usually seems to go.

Stamps: Bright Blossoms (retiring), One in a Million (retiring)
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz
Embellishments: Gingham Garden Washi Tape (retiring)

Edit 4/24 - See the Retired List page for an update of items that are gone.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Weekly Deals - April 22

Here are this week's Weekly Deals. Remember, April 21-25 - FREE SHIPPING (excludes expedited), no minimum!

Had Stamp Club tonight and again Wednesday. Will post pictures of cards starting tomorrow, so be sure to come back!

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

2013-2015 In Color Core'Dinations Item # 129958
Regular Price: $11.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.96 US/$11.21 CAN

Large Pearl Basic Jewels Item # 125577
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria Item # 118481
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN

Naturals Designer Buttons Item # 127554
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN

Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126876
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Pacific Point 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126878
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper Item # 131390
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Afternoon Daydream Kit - Digital Download Item # 130861
Regular Price: $9.95 /$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Monday, April 21, 2014

Retirement List 2014

Here it is, this year's Retirement List. Reminder - ALL items on the retirement list will only be available while supplies last (this includes stamps). You can order online (please use hostess code: F3VHWFMP (through 4/23); on or after 4/23, use hostess code: MQREVN2F) or contact me if you want to be part of a group order (but remember, you risk missing out on items if they sell out before the order is placed). So, let me know ASAP if you're planning to add to a group order.

BONUS - Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING April 21 - 25, 2014! Free standard shipping is for all items (not just retiring) and any size order.

Links to pdf lists:   Accessories    Stamps
You can see pictures of the items in the Stampin' Up! store You can also order here.

Edit - now that my blog post feed has gone out, I am streamlining this page to make the blog easier to read. You can see the retired items by selecting one of the options above or by visiting my Retired List page.

As of this edit, many in color items are sold out (particularly card stock). The Backyard Basics stamp set is also gone. I'm not planning to update this page, so go to the Stampin' Up! store to see which items are still available and to place your order. Some items will go fast - don't wait too long!

TSSC 311 - Serene Silhouettes

I'm so excited...the Retirement List will be announced later today! Edit: It's here. See a list broken down by category on my blog or see the retired list section in my online store. Well, excited might not be exactly the right word. Anxious, maybe? It's always kind of bittersweet. I hate to see beloved products go, but I know their departure makes room for exciting, new products. I just hope none of my very favorites are on the list. Be sure to check back later today to see which items will be going for good. In case you haven't heard - ALL items on the retirement list will only be available while supplies last (this includes stamps, which is new this year).

Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. It features the Stampin' Up! stamp sets, Serene Silhouettes and Banner Greetings (hostess). The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is Epic Day.

 Here's this week's sketch. Use it to inspire you!
 Link your project and see the rest of the design team samples at the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site. Hope you'll play along this week!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!


May your Easter be filled with joy and happiness!
Sending Easter blessings from my home to yours!


Stamps: Blessed Easter
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pacific Point
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Gingham Garden
Accessories: Fringe Scissors

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Retirement List and FREE Shipping

This is an exciting time of the Stampin' Up! year! The retirement list will be announced on 4/21. And, Stampin' Up! has FREE standard shipping on all order from April 21-25! Remember to RSVP for next week's classes. Here are some details:

RETIRING PRODUCTS LIST will be announced on April 21. NEW THIS YEAR: all items will only be available while supplies last (this includes stamps!). I will send out the list as soon as I see it or you can check online.
2012-2014 In Color
NOTE: The Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin' Ink Refill (item 126852) is no longer available. Since the 2012-14 In Color items are the only thing we know for sure on the retirement list, they can already start selling out. You can see those items here:

FREE SHIPPING SALE: Free regular shipping on all orders from April 21-25! I will be placing orders as they come in (or as I accumulate enough to reach the minimum shipping threshold - whichever you prefer). Or, you can order online to make sure you don't miss out on retiring items. Please use hostess code: F3VHWFMP (through 4/23); on or after 4/23, use hostess code: MQREVN2F

CLASSES: Tuesday, 4/22 at 7:00pm and Wednesday, 4/23 at 10:00am. Make 3 projects (including a very cool fancy fold card made with the scallop tag punch). $12 (or $7 with a $25 order or free for stamp club members). There's still a little room if you want to come. RSVP ASAP!

If you'd like to join stamp club, let me know. This is a great time to join!!

Also, I am planning a product based class using Epic Day products. Look for details soon (keep an eye on my blog, Facebook, and/or Twitter), because I'll need to order items before they sell out. Edit: Class details have been posted here. Sign up by May 5th.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Watercolor Sympathy

As you know, we often don't get much notice when we need a sympathy card. Here's a quick, one layer, sympathy card I made using the Stampin' Up! sets Happy Watercolor and Blessings From Heaven. I rounded the corners on the right side, but left the folded (left) side corners squared.
I hope you won't have a need for a sympathy card. If you don't, change the message and you've got a cute card good for just about any occasion.

Retiring Products list will be announced 4/21! Free standard shipping on all orders 4/21-25! See details on tomorrow's blog post.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Stampin' Up! + Project Life

Have you heard the news? Stampin' Up! is partnering with Project Life to bring us some awesome memory keeping products! The following is from Stampin' Up!:

Get ready for a scrapbooking revolution with Project Life! It helps busy people (so basically all of us) document life using photos and journaling in a quick, simple, and fabulous way. We've partnered with Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, to offer a complete line of elite products.

Becky explains, "It's called Project LIFE because it's about YOUR LIFE. Whatever your life is. Whatever your stage of life. Whatever your family circumstances. Whatever your lifestyle. Project Life is designed to help anyone and everyone get their pictures into a book."  In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

Why Project Life?
  • Coordination, coordination, coordination. You know we do it best, and our Project Life line is no exception. 
  • Our products center on things that matter most-weddings, babies, kids, and the everyday moments of getting together with your favorite people-all things that need to be remembered.
  • Our card collections come without rounded corners so you can decide if you want to keep them that way (and match the corners of your photos as they come) or use our Project Life Corner Punch to round them out. 
  • Our card collections come packaged in an exclusive storage system that holds all your Project Life supplies on your desk: cards, journaling pens, photos, accessory packs, stamp sets, and more.
You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

Can’t wait that long? Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be able to order the limited selection starting April 21. So if you’re a demonstrator make sure to check the demonstrator website that day; if you’re not a demonstrator, sign up and you can order the products early too!

Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1:


Here's a video explaining the partnership:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Weekly Deals - 4/15

Here are this week's Weekly Deals. I see a lot of stuff I'm going to have to get. Of course, when don't I? LOL I've already gone through at least one pack of Venetian Romance DSP. Might as well get another at 25% off. It's also time to get more Anywhere Glue Sticks. Somehow I missed the Natural Chevron Ribbon in the catalog...but I'll quit writing so you can look for yourself :)

At least I don't have to buy the Big Shot items. I already have those ;)

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper Item # 130144
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Item # 129383
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Adorning Accents Edgelits Die Item # 125595
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$8.96 CAN

Night Of Navy 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126874
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon Item # 132982
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.71 CAN

Anywhere Glue Sticks Item # 104045
Regular Price: $3.95 US/$5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$4.13 CAN

Outer Space Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel Item # 126938
Regular Price: $8.50 US/$10.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.38 US/$7.88 CAN

Floral District Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 127211
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN


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