Monthly Archives: April 2015

Happy Mother’s Day Hippity Hop!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching – are you ready!?  As usual – I’m not.  I have a half formed idea of what I plan to send – but, is it ready to send?  Of course not!  And I don’t mean not packaged and addressed and ready to hit the post office.  No – I mean….not DONE!  I hope my mother will give me a pass this year…..  she almost always does…. 🙂

A few of us Happy Stampers got together to bring you some Mother’s Day projects.  Not a full-up blog Hop.  More like a Hippity Hop! 🙂  So, after you take a gander at my share, be sure to stop by the other blogs to see what they bring to the table.  Sandi MacIver and Amy Koenders are Master Card makers – so you won’t want to miss them!

This is the time of year to reflect a little on what mother’s are all about.  For me – they are courage.  And grace.  And love.  And resilience.  And determination.  They are beautiful humans who spend their lives taking care of their children.  And their homes.  And their spouses.  And their jobs.  And everything in between.  And sometimes, every once in a while, they take a minute for themselves.  Mother’s Day is a chance for us to give a little something back to them, isn’t it?

My mother is all of the things I said.  She’s always inspired me to be better.  She made me want to be a good person – like she was, and is.  She helped me to know what is right and what is wrong.  She’s strong.  She’s survived cancer.  And the death of her husband.  She dreamed of living in a cabin in the mountains of Colorado – and she made that happen.  She’s lived there for 30 some odd years now.  Alone but for the small parade of canine “children” that she’s shared her home with.  She’s dealt with yearly forest fires – some close enough she could see.  Some she had to evacuate for.  She worked for the Cancer Society and the Veteran’s Administration – did I mention she’s a nurse?  She worked “down the hill” every day for years – driving over an hour each way.  She made her dream come true – and persevered there many times after I would have called it a day.

She’s lovely.  She’s amazing. She’s the inspiration for my card share today.  Take a look-see:

Lovely Amazing You Outside 2 watermarked

Mother’s Day seems to call for flowers.  But, flowers die.  So, I thought I’d make a card that seemed like a bouquet.  I love the combination of Wisteria Wonder and Daffodil Delight (kept that floral thing going, didn’t I?!?)  I started with a piece of Wisteria Wonder card stock, and stamped it with the Corner Garden stamp in Wisteria Wonder.  Then I SNAIL’d that to a SU! Whisper White Note Card.

For the art piece, I inked the sentiment from the Lovely Amazing You set with Versamark Ink, and stamped it in the corner of a square of Whisper White Card Stock.  Then I sprinkled it with Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it.  Once it had cooled, I inked up the flower stamp from the Bloom with Hope set (Retiring on 2 June!).  I used my Stampin’ Write Markers – in Wisteria Wonder for the flowers and Pear Pizzazz for the stems.  I stamped it several times, all over the square.  The embossed sentiment “resisted” the ink, and let my flowers float behind the words.  I did a little sponging with some Wisteria Wonder, just to soften things up a little.

Lovely Amazing You Outside 4 watermarked

To make the picture frame, I cut out a square with my Square Framelits, and then ran the square back thru the Big Shot, using the next smallest die.  I used Glue Dots to attach the frame to my art work.  And then I popped the whole thing on the card front with Dimensionals.

I used some 1/2″ Daffodil Delight Ribbon Seam Binding to make my “hangar”, attaching it at the top with a few Glue Dots, and sliding it under my frame and adhering it with a little bit of Liquid Multi-Purpose Glue.  Then I got busy making flowers!

Lovely Amazign You Outside 5 watermarked

I used a combination of Petite Petal punches and Itty Bitty Flower Punches, in Wisteria Wonder and Daffodil Delight.  I glued various sizes and colors together with Liquid Multi-Purpose Glue, added a large Pearl, and then adhered them to the ribbon hangar and the frame with Glue Dots.  And the front was done!

Lovely Amazing You Outside 4 watermarked

For the inside, I inked the Bloom with Hope flowers with Whisper White Craft Ink, and stamped them a few times across the bottom of the card.  Then I used the sentiment from the Good Greetings Hostess set, in Wisteria Wonder, for the sentiment.

Lovely Amazing You Inside 2 closeup watermarked

And finis!  Can you see the white-on-white flowers?  Hard to make out in the picture, but….they’re there, I promise!

I hope that you like this card – and I hope that my mom likes it when it arrives with her yet-to-be-finished gift!! 🙂

Take a moment and leave me a comment, telling me what you’re doing for YOUR mom on her special day (it’s on the 10th of May, JIC you were wondering!)

Only a little while longer to get in on the retiring products.  Don’t miss out!  Last day to order is 2 Jun – and as fast as things are going, that’s like tomorrow!

This is the LAST DAY to get your Butterfly Basics with the special deal – scroll down for a reminder!

The retired list shopping pages have been updated, as have these links.

Retiring List PDF
Retiring List Sortable Excel
Order deadlines for the retiring items:

Phone: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 6:50 PM (MT)
Online: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to go straight to my online store to start shopping these retiring products and stocking up! Remember – even though the stamp sets will be available at least through May 26, everything else on the list is available only while supplies last so shop early for the best selection!

Be sure to check out Amy and Sandi’s Blogs to see what they’ve come up with for Mother’s Day!

Sandi MacIver: www.stampingwithsandi.com

Amy Koenders:  www.stampwithamyk.com

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

APRIL 1 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: JMYYMNGF Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for April is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS FOR 28 Apr – 4 May 15!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 4 May!

Sale: $16.46

Price: $21.95

Sale: $24.71

Price: $32.95

Sale: $7.46

Price: $9.95

Sale: $3.71

Price: $4.95

Sale: $11.96

Price: $15.95

Sale: $11.96

Price: $15.95

Supply List

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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Price: $29.95

Price: $99.95

Price: $4.95

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CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Note Card

Wisteria Wonder Card Stock: 4 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mat); 3″ square with 2 1/2″ square cut out (frame); various size flowers

Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ Square (art piece)

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: various size flowers

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


You can still get the Butterfly Basics – either the bundle or the thinlits by themselves – TODAY ONLY! at a special price and with a fun SAB item (when you buy the bundle)!

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

 1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20! (so if you already have the Butterfly Basics stamp set, you’ll be able to complete the bundle at a great discount!

–OR —

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)


Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

BACKORDER LIST AS OF 29 Apr 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

May 1

102283: VersaMark Pad
126557: From My Heart Clear Stamp Set
129126: Kind & Cozy Clear Stamp Set
130348: Dictionary Wood Background Stamp
130595: Label Something Wood Stamp Set

May 4

127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
131162: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills

May 5

130136: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack

May 11

135294: Variety Pack 12″ x 12″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages

May 12

131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill

May 15

129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

May 16

133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets

May 18

129267: Bitty Banners Framelits Dies

Date to be Determined

131195: 2013-2015 In Color 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131296: Baked Brown Sugar 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131297: Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131298: Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
130148: Grid Paper
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
137951: So You Project Kit

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
119859: Large Oval Punch
122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

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April is Slip Sliding Away!

It’s the last Tuesday in April already. Where is the year going? Any day now they’ll be putting Christmas decorations up in the stores! 😉 Not really, but….you know what I mean!

New Weekly Deals are on the street. Get ’em while they last!

We’re getting close to the unveiling of the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog – I can’t wait to see what’s in store! That does mean that we’re about a month away from the end of your opportunity to purchase your favorite retiring products. Last day to order is 2 Jun – and as fast as things are going, that’s like….tomorrow! 🙂

This is the last few days to get your Butterfly Basics with the special deal – scroll down for a reminder!

The retired list shopping pages have been updated, as have these links.

Retiring List PDF
Retiring List Sortable Excel
Order deadlines for the retiring items:

Phone: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 6:50 PM (MT)
Online: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to go straight to my online store to start shopping these retiring products and stocking up! Remember – even though the stamp sets will be available at least through May 26, everything else on the list is available only while supplies last so shop early for the best selection!

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

APRIL 1 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: JMYYMNGF Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for April is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS FOR 28 Apr – 4 May 15!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 4 May!

Sale: $16.46

Price: $21.95

Sale: $24.71

Price: $32.95

Sale: $7.46

Price: $9.95

Sale: $3.71

Price: $4.95

Sale: $11.96

Price: $15.95

Sale: $11.96

Price: $15.95

Supply List

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


 

You can still get the Butterfly Basics – either the bundle or the thinlits by themselves – thru the end of the month, at a special price and with a fun SAB item (when you buy the bundle)!

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

 1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20! (so if you already have the Butterfly Basics stamp set, you’ll be able to complete the bundle at a great discount!

–OR —

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)


 

Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

BACKORDER LIST AS OF 27 MAY 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

April 29

126200: Stampin’ Scrub
126682: Memorable Moments Clear Stamp Set
130136: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks
130357: Walk in the Wild Clear Stamp Set
130444: Gifts of Kindness Clear Stamp Set

May 1

102283: VersaMark Pad

May 4

127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
131162: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills

May 11

135294: Variety Pack 12″ x 12″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages

May 12

131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill

May 13

118484: Clear-Mount Block E

May 15

129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

May 16

133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets

May 18

129267: Bitty Banners Framelits Dies

Date to be Determined

127805: Thoughts & Prayers Clear Stamp Set
130354: Walk in the Wild Wood Stamp Set
130450: Too Kind Clear Stamp Set
131184: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131195: 2013-2015 In Color 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131297: Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131298: Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131392: Perfect Blend Clear Stamp Set
132133: White Stampin’ Chalk Marker

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
130148: Grid Paper
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
137951: So You Project Kit

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
119859: Large Oval Punch
122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

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A Wildflower Meadow Birthday

Today’s share features the Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder that is, sadly, retiring but is, happily, still available and is a whopping 50% off (that makes it a cool $3.98!). It’s one of my favorites and it lends a very nice, tone-on-tone texture to my Birthday Card.  Take a look-see:

 

Wildflower Meadow Happy b-day Outside 2 watermarked

I started with a piece of the Best Year Ever DSP (Occasions Catalog) as my mat.  I liked the yellow and small bit of visible pattern – I’d been “afraid” to use that DSP as a mat (seemed like a “waste”!), but one of the ladies in our stamping group used it one day for one of her cards, and I realized I’d been kind of silly.  If it works – it works, right?  So..if you’ve got some of the “special” DSP and it seems like it would be a good fit as a mat (versus being a focal point of your card), then go for it!  Any-who….with my mat selected, I ran a piece of Whisper White CS thru the Big Shot in my Wildflower Meadow TIEF, and SNAIL’d it to the DSP mat.  Then I pulled a length of the velvet ribbon out of my Artisan Embellishment Kit (Occasions catalog) and wrapped it around, securing it in the back with some plain ole tape.

Wildflower Meadow Happy b-day Outside 4 watermarked

For the sentiment, I started by cutting one of the tag shapes with my Chalk Talk framelits.  I actually cut two pieces – one from Whisper White and the other from Blackberry Bliss.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Butterfly Basics set (framelits and bundles still on special thru 30 Apr!) in Blackberry Bliss on the white tag.  I SNAIL’d the white sentiment tag to the Blackberry Bliss mat – offsetting it a little to make a shadow.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to layer the tag over the top of the velvet ribbon.

Wildflower Meadow Happy b-day outside closeup watermarked

I cut several Bitty Flowers using the flower punch, from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, and some Blackberry Bliss.  These were adhered to the tag with glue dots, and then I completed them with a pearl.  And put a pearl on the “i” in Birthday, just for good measure!

Spreading a few pearls around the rest of the embossed piece completed my creation – and then I popped the whole thing onto my Blackberry Bliss card base with Dimensionals.  And the front was done!  Okay – truth in advertising.  See the pearl in the middle of the right side of the white card stock?  Right….on…..the…..edge?  Yea – that’s the one.  It’s actually covering a little tiny smudge of Blackberry Bliss.  Like it’s namesake, that ink just seems to get all over me – and (apparently) my cards!  Might as well be a white t-shirt! 😦  Sheesh.  So, once I covered that smudge with a handy pearl, I put a few more around the rest of the card front – you know, to make it look like I PLANNED to use them all along. 🙂  And, although I had NOT planned to use them in that manner, I do like how the end result turned out.

Wildflower Meadow Happy b-day outside 1 watermarked

 

The inside is simply a piece of Whisper White Card Stock, with some Itty Bitty Flowers punched out, and a pearl gracing the center of each flower.  The card base itself gives me the “flowers”.  Easy Peasy!

Wildflower Meadow Happy b-day inside 1 watermarked

Hope you like this card share, and that you’ll consider adding the Wildflower Meadow TIEF (and the Butterfly Basics or Bundle, if you don’t already have them!) to your tool stash.  It’s a quick way to add a little oomph to a card!

The retired list shopping pages have been updated, as have these links.

Order deadlines for the retiring items:

  • Phone: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 6:50 PM (MT)
  • Online: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to go straight to my online store to start shopping these retiring products and stocking up! Remember – even though the stamp sets will be available at least through May 26, everything else on the list is available only while supplies last so shop early for the best selection!

Today’s your last day to cash in on the Weekly Deals – so don’t miss out.

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

APRIL 1 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: JMYYMNGF Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for April is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS FOR 21 – 27 Apr 15!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 27 Apr!

Supply List

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in Today’s Project:

Price: $99.95

Price: $4.95

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Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 (Card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Chalk Talk die cut mat

Best Year Ever DSP: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″(mat);

Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (embossed art piece); 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (Inner liner); Chalk Talk die cut sentiment tag

 

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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You can still get the Butterfly Basics – either the bundle or the thinlits by themselves – thru the end of the month, at a special price and with a fun SAB item (when you buy the bundle)!

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

 1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20! (so if you already have the Butterfly Basics stamp set, you’ll be able to complete the bundle at a great discount!

–OR —

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)


Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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Stampin’ Up! is also retiring My Digital Studio and all products are discounted 30 percent off retail. Here are the PDF and sortable lists for the retiring My Digital Studio products:

Backorder Report – as of 23 apr 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

April 27

132061: Pleasant Poppies Wood Stamp Set
135002: An Open Heart Clear Stamp Set
136835: Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set

April 28

131174: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad
131175: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad

April 29

126200: Stampin’ Scrub
130136: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks

May 11

135294: Variety Pack 12″ x 12″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages

May 12

131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill

May 13

118484: Clear-Mount Block E

May 15

129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

May 16

133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets

Date to be Determined

122797: Love & Sympathy Clear Stamp Set
126422: Blooming with Kindness Clear Stamp Set
126532: By the Seashore Clear Stamp Set
127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
131195: 2013-2015 In Color 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131294: Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131297: Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131298: Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
133982: Itty Bitty Baby Clear Stamp Set
135804: Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases
135806: Crumb Cake Cut & Ready Card Bases

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
130148: Grid Paper
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
137951: So You Project Kit

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
119859: Large Oval Punch
122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

Categories: Happy Birthday, Spring | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Butterfly Garden Sympathy

In my last post, I mentioned there were several items in my recent “investment” box that I’d been anxious to play with.  Well, two of those items are featured in today’s share.  Both of them are background stamps – the Corner Garden and the Hardwood stamp.  The Corner Garden stamp – for me – just seems to beg to be paired with the Hardwood Stamp.  My brain easily imagines the two of them together – so that’s what I did today.  Take a look-see:

GArden Sympathy Outside 2 watermarked

I started by inking the Hardwood Stamp with Smoky Slate ink.  Then, I laid my Smoky Slate mat on top of the stamp, and carefully rubbed all over the card stock – insuring that I got all areas of the stamp.  That’s usually the easiest way to deal with the background stamps – they’re so big that they can be a little unwieldy to stamp in the “regular” fashion – but doing it this way works every time!  I stamped the Corner Garden onto my Vellum Card Stock in the same manner, this time using Versamark Ink.  I sprinkled it with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  And then I spent some time playing with my Stampin’ Write Markers.  The heat embossed outlines made it easy to flood the areas with color – and any boo-boos wiped right off with a paper towel!

Garden Sympathy Outside 6 watermarked

I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure my sentiment would be exactly where I wanted it, and stamped it in Memento Black ink.  That sentiment is from the retiring Bloom with Hope hostess set (yes, another fun thing in my last box!).  I love this set – the flowers are wonderful and the sentiments are lovely and written in a beautiful font!  Once the ink was very dry (I helped it a little with the Heat Tool), I edged the Vellum with my Blackberry Bliss marker and then I spread very tiny amounts of Liquid Multipurpose Glue on the back behind the flowers.  I stuck the vellum art piece onto the hardwood-printed mat, and then added a couple of Glue Dots into the top right hand corner – where I decided I’d stick a butterfly (as art and as a cover-up!).  By this time, my design had evolved in my head and was telling me this needed to be a spring garden with flutter-bys fluttering all around in it!

I stamped the Corner Garden onto another piece of vellum, this time in Blackberry Bliss.  Then I cut out the medium size butterfly from the Butterfly Basics Bundle (still available with the special offer thru the end of the month!) from the stamped vellum and from a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock.  I stuck the two pieces together with a few glue dots just under the body segment of the butterfly.  Adding some pearls finished it off and hid the glue dots, too.  I luvs me some pearls! 🙂

Garden Sympathy close-up watermarked

I punched out some Bitty Butterflies with my….Bitty Butterfly Punch….from the stamped vellum and a bit more Blackberry Bliss CS.  They were attached together in the same fashion as their larger compatriot, and adhered around the card with little dabs of Multi-purpose Liquid Glue.  I just wanted it to look like they were flittering and fluttering about around a spring garden. I kind of think I achieved that!  I popped the finished card front onto my Blackberry Bliss card base, and the front was done!

Garden Sympathy Outside 5 watermarked

The inside started with some more of the Smoky Slate Card Stock, and this time I used the flowers from the Bloom with Hope set.  I colored the flowers and the stem separately with my Blackberry Bliss and Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Markers and then stamped twice without re-inking, re-inked and stamped a third time.  The sentiment, from the same set, is in Blackberry Bliss.  And….done!

Garden Sympathy Inside 2 watermarked

Obviously, it would be wonderful to never NEED a sympathy card, but….it’s darned handy to have one in your stash should the need arise.  I’m quite pleased with how this one turned out – and I’m in love with these stamp sets! I’d highly recommend grabbing the Bloom with Hope set before it’s gone. And – don’t forget that you can still get the Butterfly Basics – either the bundle or the thinlits by themselves – thru the end of the month, at a special price and with a fun SAB item (when you buy the bundle)!

1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20! (so if you already have the Butterfly Basics stamp set, you’ll be able to complete the bundle at a great discount!

–OR —

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

The retired list shopping pages have been updated, as have these links.

Order deadlines for the retiring items:

  • Phone: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 6:50 PM (MT)
  • Online: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to go straight to my online store to start shopping these retiring products and stocking up! Remember – even though the stamp sets will be available at least through May 26, everything else on the list is available only while supplies last so shop early for the best selection!

When you DO order, don’t forget to use my April Hostess Code (unless you hit the $150 mark with your order and then you’ll want to use your OWN hostess code!!).  This code – and your free gift – applies even when buying discounted retiring products!

Happy shopping!

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

APRIL 1 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: JMYYMNGF Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for April is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS FOR 21 – 27 Apr 15!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 27 Apr!

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in Today’s Project:

Price: $29.95

Price: $99.95

Price: $4.95

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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 (Card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Butterfly die cut and punches

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″(Hardwood stamped mat);  5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (Inner liner)

Vellum Card Stock: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (art piece); butterfly die cut and punches

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Stampin’ Up! is also retiring My Digital Studio and all products are discounted 30 percent off retail. Here are the PDF and sortable lists for the retiring My Digital Studio products:

 

Backorder Report – as of 23 apr 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

April 27

132061: Pleasant Poppies Wood Stamp Set
135002: An Open Heart Clear Stamp Set
136835: Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set

April 28

131174: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad
131175: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad

April 29

126200: Stampin’ Scrub
130136: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks

May 11

135294: Variety Pack 12″ x 12″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages

May 12

131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill

May 13

118484: Clear-Mount Block E

May 15

129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

May 16

133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets

Date to be Determined

122797: Love & Sympathy Clear Stamp Set
126422: Blooming with Kindness Clear Stamp Set
126532: By the Seashore Clear Stamp Set
127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
131195: 2013-2015 In Color 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131294: Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131297: Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131298: Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
133982: Itty Bitty Baby Clear Stamp Set
135804: Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases
135806: Crumb Cake Cut & Ready Card Bases

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
130148: Grid Paper
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
137951: So You Project Kit

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
119859: Large Oval Punch
122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

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Update to the Blog – Handy Retiring Products Shopping Pages!

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Quick update – I’ve added a couple of pages to the Blog – one for the Retiring Stamps and one for the Retiring Accessories.  Look up top on the menu to find the new pages.  On those pages you’ll find all the retiring items, in a format similar to the Weekly Deals.  I’ll update the list every few days or so, but just keep in mind that the accessories and, eventually, the stamps are available while supplies last.  So – if you click something and it’s not available anymore….my apologies!  Hope this helps you all shop and stock up!

Order deadlines for the retiring items:

  • Phone: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 6:50 PM (MT)
  • Online: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT)

 


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Stampin’ Up! is also retiring My Digital Studio and all products are discounted 30 percent off retail. Here are the PDF and sortable lists for the retiring My Digital Studio products:


Even with the impending retirement of some of our favorites, our butterflies remain strong.  The special is still going on thru the end of the month.

1.  Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20! (so if you already have the Butterfly Basics stamp set, you’ll be able to complete the bundle at a great discount!

–OR —

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

  • Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
  • Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
  • Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

APRIL 1 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: JMYYMNGF Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for April is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS FOR 21 – 27 Apr 15!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 27 Apr!

Supply List

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Backorder Report – as of 20 apr 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

April 24

103683: Glue Dots
120801: Large Big Shot Die Storage Insert
126597: Bootiful Occasions Clear Stamp Set
129977: Gift Bow Bigz L Die

April 28

131174: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad
131175: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad

April 29

126200: Stampin’ Scrub
130136: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks

May 11

135294: Variety Pack 12″ x 12″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages

May 12

131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill

May 13

118484: Clear-Mount Block E

May 15

129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

May 16

133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets

Date to be Determined

126397: Postage Due Clear Stamp Set
126407: For the Birds Clear Stamp Set
126497: Embellished Events Clear Stamp Set
126562: The Great Outdoors Clear Stamp Set
126747: Stippled Blossoms Clear Stamp Set
129499: Pleasant Poppies Clear Stamp Set
130348: Dictionary Wood Background Stamp
130369: Post Card Clear Background Stamp
130426: Sketched Birthday Clear Stamp Set
130538: Four You Clear Stamp Set
131182: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131185: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131294: Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131297: Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131298: Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
135804: Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases
135806: Crumb Cake Cut & Ready Card Bases

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
130148: Grid Paper
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
137951: So You Project Kit

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
119859: Large Oval Punch
122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

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So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, good-byyyyeeeee – the Stampin’ Up! Retiring List is Here!!

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Today’s GIANT news, of course, is the release of the 2015 Retiring Products List! Get your favorites now, before they’re gone – cause when they ARE gone – they are really gone!  There are some great savings to be had – so take a look, and get in quick!

April 21-June 2, 2015 (or while supplies last)

Stampin’ Up! is saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, but before they do, they’re giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites with discounts up to 50 percent off retail. Retiring products will only be available until June 2, or while supplies last, so order soon to get them before they’re gone!

*Note: Due to high demand for retiring stamps, SU! will keep producing retiring stamps until 26 May (this is only for stamps -accessories are only available while supplies last).

Retiring List

These lists are updated daily to show the availability of all retiring products. Use the PDF for a quick reference, or download the Excel file to sort the list by product name, price, page number, discount, availability, or product type. Check back regularly to make sure you have the most up-to-date information.

Order deadlines for the retiring items:

  • Phone: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 6:50 PM (MT)
  • Online: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT)

 Click here to go straight to my online store to start shopping these retiring products and stocking up! Remember – even though the stamp sets will be available at least through May 26, everything else on the list is available only while supplies last so shop early for the best selection!


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Stampin’ Up! is also retiring My Digital Studio and all products are discounted 30 percent off retail. Here are the PDF and sortable lists for the retiring My Digital Studio products:


Even with the impending retirement of some of our favorites, our butterflies remain strong.  The special is still going on thru the end of the month.

1.  Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20! (so if you already have the Butterfly Basics stamp set, you’ll be able to complete the bundle at a great discount!

–OR —

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

  • Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
  • Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
  • Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

And, finally – today heralds the arrival of a brand new set of great discounts in the Weekly Deal corner.  Check them out below!

When you DO order, don’t forget to use my April Hostess Code (unless you hit the $150 mark with your order and then you’ll want to use your OWN hostess code!!).  This code – and your free gift – applies even when buying discounted retiring products!

Happy shopping!

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

APRIL 1 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: JMYYMNGF Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for April is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS FOR 21 – 27 Apr 15!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 27 Apr!

Supply List

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Backorder Report – as of 20 apr 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

April 28

131174: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad

May 15

129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

May 16

133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets

Date to be Determined

129977: Gift Bow Bigz L Die
130136: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks
131182: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131183: Neutrals Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131185: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131195: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131294: Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131298: Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
135806: Crumb Cake Cut & Ready Card Bases

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
130148: Grid Paper
137363: Hello You Thinlits Dies
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
137951: So You Project Kit
138873: Crazy about You Bundle (Photopolymer)
139324: Crazy about You Bundle (Wood)
139325: Crazy about You Bundle (Clear)

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
119859: Large Oval Punch
120907: Decorative Label Punch
122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

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A Whole Lot of Wonderful Vases!

This week, I opened another fun box of toys business investments 😉 from Stampin’ Up!  There were a couple of stamps in there that I’d been wanting to play with for a while.  For today, I picked one to make a quick and easy card with.  It’s the Vivid Vases stamp.  It’s fun to color, and you get a lot of bang for the stamp.  Take a look-see:

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I started by stamping the image onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, using the Memento Black Ink.  Then I ran it thru the Big Shot, cutting the oval with the Ovals Collection Framelit.  I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color the image, and I was almost there!  I cut out a tiny heart from some Blackberry Bliss Card Stock, using my Hearts Border punch, and glued it on with a little dab of Multi-purpose Liquid Glue.  A tiny seed pearl brightens the center of the daisy.  And, cause I just thought it wanted a little extra sump’n sump’n, I put a bunch of little dots around the outside of the oval with my Perfect Plum Marker.

Whole Lot of Wonderful Outside Closeup watermarked

I SNAIL’d a Blackberry Bliss mat to one of my Whisper White Notecards (of Notecards and Envelopes fame – so it’s a smallish card).  I decided to keep the mat a little smaller than usual – I liked the contrast with the white card base.  And, after I popped the sentiment oval on the front with Dimensionals, I really liked the ratio of Blackberry Bliss to White.  The card front was done!

Whole Lot of Wonderful Outside 2 watermarked

The inside got a quick little stamp with a couple more vases (this time I used my Elegant Eggplant Ink Pad – no idea why except that it was new and I wanted to use it!), and some coloring.  I added the Celebrate sentiment, in Perfect Plum, from the Good Greetings Hostess Set.  And that was that.  Done!

Whole Lot of Wonderful Inside 1 watermarked

This is such a cute card, and it’s so quick to make – the little dots around the oval took the longest! – that I think it would be an awesome pick for a gift set for someone for….Mother’s Day?!? I just love these little vases, and am betting I’ll be using them a lot in the future.

Don’t forget the Butterfly Thinlits special going on right now thru the end of this month:

1.  Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20! (so if you already have the Butterfly Basics stamp set, you’ll be able to complete the bundle at a great discount!

–OR —

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

  • Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
  • Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
  • Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

And – tomorrow will usher in another Weekly Deal (don’t miss out on the Wonderful Wreath framelits on THIS week’s deal!) AND the 2015 Retiring List – so be sure to check back!!  Items on the retiring list are likely to sell out fast fast fast – so if you plan to stock up, you’ll want to get your order in quick like a bunny!  When you DO order, don’t forget to use my April Hostess Code (unless you hit the $150 mark with your order and then you’ll want to use your OWN hostess code!!).

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

APRIL 1 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: JMYYMNGF Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for April is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

LAST DAY FOR THIS WEEK’S WEEKLY DEALS!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through the end of today!

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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:
Whisper White Note Card
Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4 1/2 ” x  3 1/8″ (mat); Heart punch
Whisper White Card Stock:  3″ x 4″ oval (sentiment)
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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2013-2015 In Color Products that will be on the Soon-To-Be-Retired List that comes out on 21 Apr.  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar will soon be history! Stock up before they’re gone and get that free shipping.  Hard to beat that, really!

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Calypso Coral Pompom Trim Discontinued
Due to issues with the material supplier (they have not been able to provide the manufacturer with the needed materials), combined with the ongoing west coast port congestion issues, the Calypso Coral Pompom Trim from the 2015 occasions catalog (p. 12; item 137898) will not be available before the catalog sales period ends. Unfortunately, this means that this product will no longer be available for purchase.
Backorder Report – as of 16 apr 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

April 20

120970: Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker
133773: Sponge Daubers
135297: Variety Pack 6″ x 8″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
136660: 2013-2015 In Color Cut & Ready Card Bases

April 21

120801: Big Shot Die Large Storage Insert
131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stmapin’ Ink Refill
131170: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills

May 15

129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

May 16

133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets

Date to be Determined

103033: Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
122932: Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
129977: Gift Bow Bigz L Die
131182: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131185: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131190: Brights Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131195: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

137360: Butterflies Thinlits Dies (currently due in warehouse today!)
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)
137363: Hello You Thinlits Dies
139324: Crazy about You Bundle (Wood)
139325: Crazy about You Bundle (Clear)
138873: Crazy about You Bundle (Photopolymer)
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
130148: Grid Paper
137951: So You Project Kit

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
120907: Decorative Label Punch
119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

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Extra Extra – Read All About It….The Butterflies Are Swarming!!

Yes – it’s true and official and everything!  The Butterfly Thinlit Dies are in the warehouse and ready for ordering!! Whoo-hoo!!  So – that means that the special is ON!!

Here’s a reminder on the deets:

Starting today and running through 30 April there are two special offers:

1.  Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20! (so if you already have the Butterfly Basics stamp set, you’ll be able to complete the bundle at a great discount!

–OR —

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

  • Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
  • Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
  • Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

So get your flutterby’s now!  No telling how long they’ll stick around!

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

APRIL 1 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: JMYYMNGF Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for April is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS 14 Apr – 20 Apr 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 20 Apr.

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Blingy Barn-door Birthday

My card share for this week was a bit of a fluke.  I was trying for a more masculine card – or even kind of gender neutral.  And I wanted to play with more of the Adventure Bound DSP.  I didn’t start with a design from anywhere.  Just sat down and started putting things together.  And ended up really LOVING the result!!  Take a look-see:
Barn Door B-day Outside 1 watermarked

The front is just a Sahara Sand mat, with a piece of the Adventure Bound DSP SNAIL’d to it and then the entire layered piece is SNAIL’d to a Night of Navy Card Base.  I did take just a few minutes to lightly sponge the edges of the Sahara Sand mat with a little Night of Navy ink before I adhered everything together.

I used my Chalk Talk Framelits and cut out the largest of the dies from some more Sahara Sand card stock.  I edged it in Night of Navy with one of my handy Sponge Daubers.  Then I pulled out my favorite sentiment set  – Sassy Salutations – and I inked it up with Night of Navy.  It’s length drove the offset on the tag.

So, there I was – with a card front that looked like a barn door and a tag that said Happy Birthday.  And not a lot of inspiration.  I started digging thru my Biscotti-box of embellishments and came across some buttons in the Artisan Embellishment Kit.  As I played with a few of them, I realized that the silver button looked quite reminiscent of a concha on a western saddle.  Then it occurred to be that our Linen Thread could look like a lariat rope.  And…inspiration hit!

Barn Door B-day Outside 3 closeup watermarked

I SNAIL’d the tag onto the card from, and then wound up a length of Linen Thread into a loose lasso.  Using glue dots, I adhered the button and the “lariat” to the top of the tag – making it look (okay, maybe just a little and you have to suspend your understanding of how gravity works, but….) like a tag hanging from a peg on a barn wall.  Squint yer eyes – you’ll see it! I just had to add a little final “bling” with a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  Couldn’t help myself!

Barn Door B-day Outside 1 watermarked

That finished off the front and I moved inside.  I simply sponged another piece of Sahara Sand CS with Night of Navy ink, and SNAIL’d a scrap piece of the DSP across the bottom.  Easy peasy and done!

Barn Door B-day Inside watermarked

The end result is a card that I think could go to a man (even with the bling) or a woman.  I really like how it turned out – and I hope that you do, too! And, if you want to CASE this, but don’t have the Artisan Embellishment Kit, I think you could use one of the cool brads from the Antique Brads collection.

Here’s where we are on the Butterfly Thinlits.  This was posted Wednesday, 15 Apr:

“We have received notice from our supplier that the container with the Butterflies Thinlits Dies was finally unloaded from the ship; however, there is a shortage of trucks, which has delayed the container being picked up. We have secured a truck to pick up the container, and, as of now, it is scheduled to be delivered to Stampin’ Up! on Friday. We will post an update as soon as they are available.”

So – you should be able to go to my online store today sometime and order the Butterfly Framelits – here’s the info again on the special offer:

BUTTERFLY THINLITS SPECIAL PURCHASE OPPORTUNITY!

Starting from the day that the Butterflies Thinlits are again available and then continuing through April 30, there will be two special offers:

1.  Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20! (so if you already have the Butterfly Basics stamp set, you’ll be able to complete the bundle at a great discount!

–OR —

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

  • Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
  • Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
  • Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

In case you were anxiously awaiting word on my decisioning last week about the hearts and stars framelits….yes, I broke down and ordered them.  I’m weak.  I can’t help it.  Don’t judge me!  And, there are quite a few items on THIS week’s Weekly Deals that I fear I’ll NEED to get…  you should take look, too!  Those Something Borrowed Embellishments would definitely work on this card.  And Mother’s Day is right around the corner!

When you place your orders, don’t forget to use the April Hostess code – unless you hit $150 – then you’ll get your OWN Hostess Code and benefits.

Hope you’re getting off to a good week!

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

APRIL 1 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: JMYYMNGF Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for April is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS 14 Apr – 20 Apr 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 20 Apr.

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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:
Night Of Navy Card Stock: 8 1/2″ x  5 1/2″ (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4 1/8 ” x  5 3/8″ (mat); 4 1/8″ x  5 3/8″ (Inner liner) 
 Adventure Bound DSP:  5 1/4″ x 4″ (Card front)
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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2013-2015 In Color Products that will be on the Soon-To-Be-Retired List that comes out on 21 Apr.  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar will soon be history! Stock up before they’re gone and get that free shipping.  Hard to beat that, really!

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Calypso Coral Pompom Trim Discontinued
Due to issues with the material supplier (they have not been able to provide the manufacturer with the needed materials), combined with the ongoing west coast port congestion issues, the Calypso Coral Pompom Trim from the 2015 occasions catalog (p. 12; item 137898) will not be available before the catalog sales period ends. Unfortunately, this means that this product will no longer be available for purchase.
Backorder Report – as of 16 apr 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

April 20

120970: Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker
133773: Sponge Daubers
135297: Variety Pack 6″ x 8″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
136660: 2013-2015 In Color Cut & Ready Card Bases

April 21

120801: Big Shot Die Large Storage Insert
131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stmapin’ Ink Refill
131170: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills

May 15

129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

May 16

133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets

Date to be Determined

103033: Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
122932: Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
129977: Gift Bow Bigz L Die
131182: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131185: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131190: Brights Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131195: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

137360: Butterflies Thinlits Dies (currently due in warehouse today!)
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)
137363: Hello You Thinlits Dies
139324: Crazy about You Bundle (Wood)
139325: Crazy about You Bundle (Clear)
138873: Crazy about You Bundle (Photopolymer)
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
130148: Grid Paper
137951: So You Project Kit

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
120907: Decorative Label Punch
119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

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Stampin’ Up Updates and a Blog Candy Winner!

 

Still awaiting the return of the butterflies.  The Framelits ones, that is!  They’re expected back in the warehouse tomorrow, 15 Apr (hope that you got your taxes in the post in time!).  If you’ve been waiting and waiting for them to be available again, now’s the time.  AND, SU! is offering a great special….that could net you big savings on flutter-by things, as well as a chance to get a couple of fun SAB products (like – hint! – the Irresistibly Yours DSP!)

Starting from the day that the Butterflies Thinlits are again available and then continuing through April 30, there will be two special offers:

1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20! (so if you already have the Butterfly Basics stamp set, you’ll be able to complete the bundle at a great discount!

–OR —

2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

Keep a close eye – I’ll send word out as soon as I see that the butterflies are back!

There’s new Weekly Deals out there – and there’s some fun items – like the Occasions Mother’s Love stamp set! Get ’em while they last.

Thanks to the folks who took the time to comment on my Blogiversary Blog Candy give-away!  The Random Number Generator has spoken and Lynn Gauthier will be receiving some sweet blog candy.  Lynn – drop me an e-mail and I’ll get your candy off to you soonest.  Congrats – and hope that you enjoy it!

Butterflies in the Grass Blog Candy Random number

We’re only a week or so away from the release of this year’s retiring product list…..but we already know the 2013-2015 In Color colors are going to be on it – so….. your final opportunities to get you those Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar goodies are rapidly approaching! You know that once they come out on the retired-product-list on 21 Apr, these are going to sell-out FAST! Here’s the list….

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Hope that your week is going well for you – I’ll see you on Thursday (or quicker if news about the Butterfly Dies comes out!)

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

APRIL 1 – 30 HOSTESS CODE:  JMYYMNGF Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift for April is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS 14 Apr – 20 Apr 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 20 April.

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NEW CLEARANCE RACK ITEMS!
Stampin’ Up! has added a bunch of new items to the clearance rack.  I spied the Holiday Home die set, the snowflake card thinlits die and bunch of new stamp sets (some great Christmas images and sentiments – and it’s just not THAT far away!).  Head over to the Clearance Rack now and check out the deals.  Might want to hurry – the prices I saw are pretty good   – and it’s only while supplies last.  When they’re out…they’re out!
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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Backorder Report – as of 13 Apr 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

April 13

131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill

April 15

102067: Tempting Turquoise 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
102109: Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
122932: Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
124282: Night of Navy 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
126695: Wetlands Wood Stamp Set
127805: Thoughts & Prayers Clear Stamp Set
130444: Gifts of Kindness Clear Stamp Set
131173: Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad
131187: Neutrals Collection 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131193: Subtles Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131198: Blushing Bride 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131201: Pear Pizzaz 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131202: Smoky Slate 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131203: Soft Sky 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
133982: Itty Bitty Baby Clear Stamp Set
134000: Garden Party Clear Stamp Set
134036: I Love Lace Clear Stamp Set
134126: Cupcake Party Clear Stamp Set
134216: Hi There Clear Stamp Set
134264: Pictogram Punches Clear Stamp Set
134282: Beautiful Bunch Clear Stamp Set
135002: An Open Heart Clear Stamp Set
135053: Four Feather Clear Stamp Set
137784: Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper
140667: Just Kidding Photopolymer Stamp Set

April 16

108641: Wild Wasabi 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131189: Subtles Collection 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131199: Crushed Curry 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock

April 20

120970: Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker
131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
133773: Sponge Daubers
135297: Variety Pack 6″ x 8″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages

April 21

120801: Big Shot Die Large Storage Insert
105220: Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill

April 28

131159: Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131160: Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131170: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
131174: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad
131175: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad
131181: Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad

May 15

129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

Date to be Determined

103033: Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
105222: Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
129977: Gift Bow Bigz L Die
131158: Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131169: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
131182: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131185: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131186: Brights Collection 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131190: Brights Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131195: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131197: Bermuda Bay 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131294: Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131296: Baked Brown Sugar 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets
136660: 2013-2015 In Color Cut & Ready Card Bases

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

137360: Butterflies Thinlits Dies (currently due in warehouse April 15)
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)
137363: Hello You Thinlits Dies
139324: Crazy about You Bundle (Wood)
139325: Crazy about You Bundle (Clear)
138873: Crazy about You Bundle (Photopolymer)
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
130148: Grid Paper
137951: So You Project Kit

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
120907: Decorative Label Punch
119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

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