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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pleasant Poppies birthday

Pleasant Poppies is a big, single stamp you can use for any occasion. Today, I'm using it with this birthday card I made for a friend. I stamped the image in Jet Black StazOn on First Edition designer series paper (dsp), then used a Real Red ink pad and blender pen to shade the flowers.

I tore the bottom of the dsp and layered it on a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Square Lattice embossed Old Olive card stock that was adhered to the Real Red card. The crochet trim, 1/8" Real Red taffeta bow, and antique brad all add texture to the card. I didn't take a photo of the inside because I'd already written a personal message, but I die-cut the largest Apothecary Accent framelit and stamped a birthday greeting on it.
I hope you have an amazing day!
Just incase you didn't see the urgency! :)
Oh hey, just a reminder that there are lots of fabulous stamps that won't be available to order after June 3. Here's the list: Retiring Stamps. There will be a few days overlap with the new catalog, because that one starts June 1, so you can get "old" and "new" at the same time and on the same order!
Also, there are accessories that are running out daily. Look at this list and see if there's anything you can't live without. Retiring Accessories (while supplies last).
Happy Stampin'!

Monday, April 29, 2013

New Bloomin' Bouquet project kit - while supplies last!

Mother's Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because. Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There's no watering, no weeding-just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.

As if that weren't enough, the kit contains a "baker's dozen"! This means you can create and give (or keep) a dozen flowers, and have a bonus flower left over to pass along to someone new! Give it to someone you wouldn't normally think of: a teller at the bank, a grocery store clerk, or the librarian at your local library. Anyone you encounter on your way that you'd like to give a little "thank you" to-and introduce them to Stampin' Up!

Ordering information:
Item 134542 $12.95
Available starting April 29 at 2 p.m. (PST), while supplies last.

Kit contents:
  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems
Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

Order your kit starting at 2 p.m. today. Once they're gone, they're gone! As always, you may order thru my Online Store at Thanks!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Fitting Occasion - thanks so much!

These are a couple of the thank-you cards I made to put into my customers' orders this week. The card base is River Rock that's been punched on one side with the Scallop Trim Borner punch, with a layer of Neutral (River Rock) dsp on top. I stamped the "thanks so much" in Early Espresso and used the 1" circle punch for it. I stamped the scissors in Cherry Cobbler and hand-cut them, adding a sliver of dimensional. I think the little stamps in A Fitting Occasion are so cute!

If you'd like to place an order, you're welcome to go through my Online Store at

If you're still here, I'll share this vintage silverplate Mayell (Made in England) jam dish with hanging spoon I found at a garage sale yesterday for a couple of bucks. My bestie, Kim, and I drove all over the county finding lots of treasures - big and small. We had a ball! Kim took home the big treasures, while I took home the small ones. Right now my dish is holding Monopoly pieces from about five sets. I saw so many cool ideas with Monopoly on Pinterest - making a ring with a green, wooden house (I have those!), making a box with the board, or a journal cover with the board, covering a lampshade with the money. So many ideas, so little time!
Here are the thimble and iron. I've got lots of those! I love the metal pieces. I'd love to hear any ideas you might have for Monopoly and all of the assorted parts!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Retiring stamps & accessories lists are here; win benefits!

Retiring stamps will be available to order today thru June 3, 2013 (this overlaps with the new 2013-2014 annual catalog).

Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2012-2013 catalogs are retiring, and this is your chance to get them before they're gone. Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early! Some items having amazing discounts!

Retiring stamp list

Retiring accessories will be available to order today thru June 3, 2013 (select items available while supplies last).

Retiring accessories list

I'm offering YOU a chance to win the hostess benefits when you place an Online Order thru my store at You need to use Hostess Code C4GYTTZP and place your order by Sunday. In addition to retiring items, you may add any current promotional item or Clearance Rack product. If you have questions or need more information, please contact me at Thanks!

P.S. Get ready for an amazing sale on select My Digital Studio content AND print products May 1-June 15, just in time for your summer designs! I'll have the info here on my blog on May 1.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Last list of wood and clear mount stamps for sale

Set Sail - 2004 - $20
Lexicon of Love - 2005 SAB - $4
Nature's Wonder - 2002 SAB - $4
Best Blossoms - 2006 SAB - $8
Itty Bitty Backgrounds - 1997 - $4
Pocket Full of Posies - 2005 Hostess - $4
Four, long wooden blocks - $2

With Gratitude - 2007 - $15
Love Ya Bunches - 2005 SAB - $6
Vintage Labels - 2010 SAB - $6
The Nicest Things - 2010 - $12
Sweet Summer - 2011 SAB - $6
Stipple Rose - 2002 - $7
Serene Spring - Hostess - $18
Sense of Time - 2009 - $20
Heritage Holiday - 2008 - $12
Riveting - 2006 Hostess - $6
Infinite Goodness - 2008 Hostess - $6
Love Bandits - 2010 - $10
Ladybug Picnic - 2004 - $10
Holiday Best - 2009 Hostess - $4
A Flower For All Seasons - 2008 - $6
Fifth Avenue Floral - 2009 - $15
Friends 24-7 - 2009 - $15
Blooming with Happiness - 2006 SAB - $6
Gifts of Christmas - 2009 - $8
O Tannenbaum - 2006 - $12
A Cardinal Christmas - 2008 - $18
Miracle of Spring - 2002 - $6
Brushstroke Horses - 2001 - $15
Clearly For You - 2011 - $12
Easter Blossoms - 2011 - $12
Angelic Joy - 2010 - $8
Butterfly Prints - 2009 - $10
Punches Three - 2008 Hostess - $3
If you see anything that makes you so happy you want to buy it, please email me at I will accept checks, payment via Paypal, and credit cards and ship the item(s) when I receive payment.
If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and see current stuff in the big catalog or Spring Catalog, I'd love for you to order it thru my Online Store (open 24 hours/day) at Thanks!
Oh, and come back tomorrow to see the list of retiring items!!!

Last day for FREE Playful Polka Dots Kit plus new downloads

Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit - Digital Download  Item 126027
This download was added on 5/10/2011

Make your summer memories pop with our Playful Polka Dots Kit. These paper patterns and accents help you achieve flawless coordination with ease. The kit includes four Designer Series paper patterns, 55 embellishments, and a one-page 11" x 8-1/2" designer template. Coordinating colors include: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Rose Red.
Delight In The Day II Designer Series Paper - Digital Download
Delight In The Day II Designer Series Paper - Digital Download Item 134593
Preferred Price: $4.95
This download was added on 4/23/2013

Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers

* A fresh new take on our classic paper from the Delight in the Day Photobook

Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit
See Ya Next Year Photobook Template - Digital Download
See Ya Next Year Photobook Template - Digital Download  Item 134509
Preferred Price: $17.95

This download was added on 4/23/2013

Download includes:
* 26-page designer photobook template (11" x 8-1/2")
* 88-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 6 Designer Series Papers
* 15 embellishments
* 3 punches

* Digital exclusive
* Make your own yearbook customized with your activities and fun pictures throughout the school year and have your friends autograph it

Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Two By Two Stamp Brush - Digital Download
Two By Two Stamp Brush - Digital Download  Item 134537
Price: $1.95

 To order, please visit my Online Store at Thanks!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Winter Play to Made From Scratch in this batch of stamps for sale

Winter Play - 2001 - Hostess - $12
Super Squirrel - 2006 - $14
Stinkin' Cute - 2006 - $10
Sincere Salutations - 2005 - $8
Simple Somethings - 2003 - $5
School - 1993 - $8
Say It Simply - 2005 Hostess - $4
Quick Thinking - 2005 - $4
Petal Prints - 2004 - $10
On The Edge Alphabet Lower - 2005 - $14
Office Accoutrement - 2007 - $8
Beach Babies - 1999 - $12
It's a Date - 2005 - $6
Noteworthy - 2006 SAB - $5
Alphabet Soup - 2006 SAB - $4
Gently Falling - 2006 SAB - $4
Fresh Fillers - 2003 Hostess - $4
Just Journaling and templates - 2000 - $6
Made From Scratch - 2005 Hostess - $4
I thought I could list everything by today, but I have quite a bit more, so check back again tomorrow! If you'd like anything you see on today's post or the previous two days, please email me at Thanks to those of you who have already purchased items from me. I appreciate it!