Monthly Archives: May 2015

Tick-Tock Tick-Tock….The Stampin’ Up! Countdown is On!

My countdown has begun in earnest!  Well, TWO countdowns, actually….the first is the one that ends with me back in GA.  25 days from today.  To be completely honest – 25 days from TONIGHT.  Since it takes most of the day to get from CA to Atlanta.  But that doesn’t matter, really.  That day barely even counts!!  Whoo-hoo!

The second countdown is to the transition from the OLD annual catalog to the NEW 2015-2016 catalog….and that comes WAY sooner.  Like ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!! 🙂  So, there’s some stuff you need to know about what will take place next week.  It all comes together on Tuesday, 2 Jun.  Here’s said stuff…..

On 2 June….

  • All carryover items from the 2014-2015 annual catalog and 2015 occasions catalog will be available at their 2014-2015 prices
  • Brand-new items in the 2015-2016 annual catalog will be at their 2015-2016 price.
  • Current host program benefits will still be in effect.
  • Hosts can choose host items from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, the 2015 occasions catalog, or the 2015-2016 annual catalog.
  • When you go to my Online Store the categories will have been replaced with the new 2015-2016 categories.  The new categories will contain NEW and CARRYOVER items in the 2015-2016 annual catalog. All other items will be searchable and orderable, but not categorized (retiring products, discontinuing items, etc).
  • The Retiring Products category and any remaining available items will be still be active through the end of the business day (Mountain Time)

While we’re sleeping on the night of 2 Jun, Stampin’ Up! will be updating the Online Store and getting it all ready for the full up roll out of the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog the next day.  If you’re a night owl, you’ll have to be patient.  The online store will be OFF line on Tuesday, 2 Jun, from midnight to 2:00 AM (MDT) AND again on Wednesday, 3 Jun, from midnight to 2:00 AM (MDT) while we transition the system to the new 2015-2016 annual catalog.

On 3 Jun….

  • All new host benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) will take effect.
  • Only the 2015-2016 Host Items will be available (which means if there’s something in the current catalog you’ve got a hankering for – host stamp-set-wise – you’ll want to do a catalog workshop THIS WEEK so you can pick it up!)

If you don’t have a hard-copy of the catalog yet, and you would like one – just place an order with me this week and I’ll send one to you right away.  Or fill out the form on my Contact page!  If you already have a Demonstrator that you plan to order thru, please get with her to get a new catalog.  Either way – you WANT one! 😉


The Paper Pumpkin special is still going on….

Paper Pumpkin 50 Off!

Offer Details: Go to www.paperpumkin.com and use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

Here’s the deets:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • The discount will be applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription.
  • Unless, your subscription (and the arrival of a fun new kit each month!) will automatically continue at the regular price of $19.95 a month.
  • Deadline to join is Wednesday, June 10, 2015; at 11:50 PM (Mountain Time).

Only one week left for Retiring Products…..Click the pic to go right to my online store and shop the items that remain!

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The Occasions Catalog is also in it’s final week…..if you haven’t looked at some of those pretty things in a while, click here – and see what you only have a little while left to grab!

Finally – don’t forget to check out this week’s Weekly Deals!

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

May 16 – 31 HOSTESS CODE: JYDMMSBE 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 May is your choice of any item valued up to $5.00 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!


WEEKLY DEALS FOR 26 May – 1 Jun 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 1 Jun.

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!

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 21 May 15

May 25

134186: World of Dreams Clear Stamp Set

May 29

127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

June 1

131259: Brights Stampin’ Write Markers

June 3

131264: Many Marvelous Markers

June 5

118484: Clear-Mount Block E

Date to be Determined

126422: Blooming with Kindness Clear Stamp Set
126562: The Great Outdoors Clear Stamp Set
129499: Pleasant Poppies Clear Stamp Set
130354: Walk in the Wild Wood Stamp Set

NOT ORDERABLE
The following items have been discontinued and are no longer orderable; only current backorders will be filled.

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
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
LOW INVENTORY

None

 

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Bohemian Hello

So – Wikipedia (the current source of all wisdom and knowledge for young and not-so-young-ish tech savvy folk) says that “Bohemian”, in addition to referring to someone from the former Kingdom of Bohemia, may also denote “a socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts.”  I’m pretty confident that no one ever has, and likely never WILL, refer to me as “socially unconventional”.  E-V-E-R!!  I also don’t wear a lot of extra jewelry, have long curly dark hair, or wear big swirly skirts (Wiki also says the word is derived from the French word for gypsies…and that’s the head-picture I get – no doubt from the movies and not at all accurate!).  In fact – for me, and please don’t hate me if you are unconventional or wear big swirly skirts! – the word has a bit of a negative connotation for me.  Don’t know why, but it does.  Sorry.  So – when I was browsing the new catalog online a few weeks ago, I almost passed by the Bohemian Borders set with barely a glance – just cause of its name! Here’s what this two-step set looks like – pretty unassuming, really…..

Bohemian Borders stamp set

 

 

But then I saw the sample that SU! had so kindly provided:

Bohemian Borders Catty example watermarked

This card just struck me – and I knew I had to have the set and make this card!  How lucky for me that 1) I’m an SU! demonstrator and so I got to get some new product WAY early and 2) this set was on the sneak peak product list!  I immediately added it to my order.  And last night, I set about making my kinda-CASE card.  Take a look-see:

Bohemian Hello Outside 1 watermarked

This card starts with a piece of Delightful Dijon card stock, that I embossed with the new Boho Chic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then SNAIL’d to my Rich Razzleberry card base.  I made the banner from a strip of Bohemian Designer Series Paper that I punched with the new Triple Banner Punch (boy, is that thing cool – and handy!).  I SNAIL’d the banner to the embossed mat, and moved on to the sentiment.

Now, the wonderful new wooden Expressions Natural Elements embellishments, used in the catalog sample, aren’t available quite yet.  So, I pulled out my Layered Letters Alphabet stamps and prepared to “go my own way” – hey, maybe I AM a little bit socially unconventional! 😉  And, oh yea, I also don’t have the Bohemian Designer Washi tape, so I pulled out ANOTHER of my new sets, the Build a Birthday set.  Those “cake” stamps look a lot like washi tape to me!

Bohemian Hello and Envelope 1 watermarked

I stamped the first “piece of cake/washi” in Delightful Dijon and then offset the smaller dotted “tape” in Rich Razzleberry.  Then, in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, I stamped my sentiment.  Gotta love those photopolymers – I was able to re-stamp the letters as needed to get the depth of color I wanted.  With the sentiment complete, I stamped the Bohemian….shapes?  Icons? Designs?…in a pattern that made me happy.  The colors are Delightful Dijon, Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay (which I colored with my Stampin’ Write Marker from my big, beautiful Many Marvelous Markers box!).  I adhered the panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Bohemian Hello and Envelope 2 watermarked

For the little clothes-pin….I confess, I used a non-SU! clip.  It was bright yellow – so I stuck it in the Delightful Dijon ink pad, all over, until it darkened it up.  Looks pretty good, really!  I slipped a length of Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine thru the pin, tied a little bow and then glued it in place with the tiniest dab of Liquid Multi-purpose Glue.  Then I stuck the pin onto the top of the sentiment mat.  And the front was done!

Bohemian Hello Outside 1 watermarked

For the inside, I just stamped a few of the border lines in Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry onto another piece of Whisper White Card Stock.

Bohemian Hello Inside 1 watermarked

Then I colored a little with my Bermuda Bay marker – and the card was done!!

I also decorated my Medium Whisper White Envelope with some more Bohemian-ism.

Bohemian Hello and Envelope 2 watermarked

I couldn’t find even one spot where a Rhinestone or a Pearl would be needed, so…..done!

I’m loving this set – and I completely LOVE the Layered Letters.  This is a casual font, that I can see a lot of use for, in a really good size for almost any card!

The end of the Retiring List availability is just a week-and-a-day away…..as is the first day you can order from the awesome new catalog!  2 June – here it comes!  Be watching and ready to go online and place your first order!

When you see the products used in this card  (below), remember that you’ll be able to click on all of them, but you won’t be able to order the new products.

See you tomorrow for the new Weekly Deals – which means, of course, that today is your last day for THIS week’s weekly deal!

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

May 16 – 31 HOSTESS CODE: JYDMMSBE  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 May is your choice of any item valued up to $5.00 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!


WEEKLY DEALS FOR 19 May – 25 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 25 May!

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

Layered Letters Alphabet

Price: $99.95

Supply List

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x  8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″);

Delightful Dijon Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (embossed card front mat)

Bohemian DSP: 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (then cut with the Triple Banner Punch for the banner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/8 x 3 3/4″ (front sentiment mat); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner)

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!


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 21 May 15

May 25
134186: World of Dreams Clear Stamp Set

May 29

127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

June 1

131259: Brights Stampin’ Write Markers

June 3

131264: Many Marvelous Markers

June 5

118484: Clear-Mount Block E

Date to be Determined

126422: Blooming with Kindness Clear Stamp Set
126562: The Great Outdoors Clear Stamp Set
129499: Pleasant Poppies Clear Stamp Set
130354: Walk in the Wild Wood Stamp Set

NOT ORDERABLE

The following items have been discontinued and are no longer orderable; only current backorders will be filled.

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
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
LOW INVENTORY

None

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What Up, Stampin’ Up!?

In the excitement of the arrival of the new catalogs, it’s easy to lose track of the soon-to-be-ending Occasions Catalog products! Sadly, a lot of really cool stamps and papers did not make it into the BIG catalog. Like…..the Painted Blooms DSP…..I posted this one a while back. See how to make it here.  This was one of the first cards I made in my hotel crafting area! 🙂

Spring Butterflies Thank You Outside 3 watermarked

I just checked the store and this pretty paper is still showing available.  But, not for too much longer – it will go away on 2 June.  If you don’t have some of it, get yerself over there and add it to your stash!

A couple of other faves didn’t make it, either – the Wildflower Meadow TIEF and the Wildflower Meadow background stamp.  Click on the pictures if you want to see how to make them for yourself.  Like I said – hurry hurry hurry!  Time is flying by (which makes me quite happy right now – countdown to going home is nearing the 30 day mark!!  Whoo-hoo!).  Don’t miss out, okay?

Wildflower Meadow Happy b-day outside 1 watermarked

 

Happy b-day Sweet Baby Outside 1 watermarkedOf course, the Occasions Catalog isn’t the only thing going away soon.  The Retiring Products will be…well, RETIRED!…on 2 June.  So tarry not my wayward friend (wait – that may be wrong…?).  Get thee to the store!



Paper Pumpkin 50 Off!

The Paper Pumpkin deal is still going on….

Offer Details: Go to www.paperpumkin.com and use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

Here’s the deets:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • The discount will be applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription.
  • Unless, your subscription (and the arrival of a fun new kit each month!) will automatically continue at the regular price of $19.95 a month.
  • Deadline to join is Wednesday, June 10, 2015; at 11:50 PM (Mountain Time).

Check out this week’s Weekly Deals!  Love that Spring Flowers TIEF!

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

May 16 – 31 HOSTESS CODE: JYDMMSBE 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 May is your choice of any item valued up to $5.00 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!


WEEKLY DEALS FOR 19 May – 25 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 25 May!

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!


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 19 May 15

May 21
136835: Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set

June 1

131259: Brights Stampin’ Write Markers

June 3

131264: Many Marvelous Markers

June 5

118484: Clear-Mount Block E

June 16

131179: Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad

Date to be Determined

126562: The Great Outdoors Clear Stamp Set
126954: Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch
129499: Pleasant Poppies Clear Stamp Set
130354: Walk in the Wild Wood Stamp Set
131184: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads

NOT ORDERABLE
The following items have been discontinued and are no longer orderable; only current backorders will be filled.

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
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
LOW INVENTORY

None

 

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Starry Starry Hi!

Feel free to sing the Blog title to the tune of Don McLean’s Starry Starry Night!  That’s what I heard in my head as I came up with the title of this post.  Kind of a random association – sorry….

In the ongoing saga of Mary’s Flat Learning Curve (coming soon to theaters near you), my card for today is another one I promised to my friend here at work – he wanted something to send to his kids, too.  Here’s the thing with kid cards – it helps to have KID stamps!  Which, not having actual KIDS (my horses have never ever, not even once, requested a card or been hurt by the lack thereof!!), I don’t have!  So – I had to stretch my creative brain and make something work.  I originally thought maybe I’d use the soon-to-be-gone From the Herd picture.  It’s cute and could easily be kid-friendly.  But, my creative (and tired!!) brain just couldn’t make it work (yes, I considered the famous Etch-a-Sketch card, but – I don’t have the correct framelits so….).  Bottom line – I decided to go a different route.  What I ended up with I think is great for pretty much any age – and I hope that the kids who receive it will like it!  Their dad’s been gone for a while, so I suspect they’re going to like ANYthing they get from him at this point!  And I’ve heard rumors there’s a Disney trip in their near future (she says enviously….)!

Any-who – here’s what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

Starry Hi Outside 1 Watermarked

Hmm.  My colors didn’t come out as true as I’d hoped – sorry!  These are two of the new In Colors for 2015-2017….Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron.  And, obviously, I also used the Stars Framelits (which made into the new catalog!).  I started with a panel of Mint Macaron, which I ran thru my Big Shot to cut the next-to-largest star, and then again in the new Boho Chic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Then, I laid my cut Mint mat over the top of my Watermelon Wonder card base, and cut out the next smallest star.  Here’s where my Magnetic Platform REALLY paid for itself.  I really needed the die to stay where I put it in order to ensure the cutouts matched up.  I hung on to the two star cutouts – you’ll see in a minute how I used them. (The next pic will give you a pretty good clue….!)

Starry Hi Outside 3 watermarked

I used a LOT of Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the embossed panel to the card base – I really wanted all the points of the star to be well supported so they hold up in the envelope.  Once the panel was on, I cut out a bunch of stars with the various size framelits as well as with my Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack star.  I used some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, some more of the Mint Macaron (that I also embossed with the Boho Chic TIEF) and – in a surfeit of economy – part of the leftover In Color Envelope paper from the envelope in my previous post!  I cut all the different sizes and played around with the layout for a while, then got busy with my Liquid Multi-Purpose Glue and got everything stuck down.  On the stars that hang off the edge of the center cut-out, I used teensy pieces of dimensionals to support them.  And that pretty much did it for the front!

Starry Hi Outside 2 watermarked

On the inside, I pulled out another of my brand new stamp sets – Layered Letters Alphabet – and lined them up on my clear block  – gotta love those photopolymers!! 🙂 I first SNAIL’d my big leftover Mint Macaron star in the center of the die cut opening.  Then, I used my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to ensure that I stamped the Memento Black word onto the Whisper White Liner, in the middle of my star opening.

Starry Hi Inside 1 watermarked

Then I had a little party with some more stars – no rhyme or reason, just kept adding until I liked it!  I pulled out my Rhinestone Basic Jewels and considered them for a while….then, kinda regretfully, decided I just didn’t need them.  Not for boy-kids!  If we’d been talking girl-kids, now….. 🙂  Sorry for the gender stereotyping!

I had a few more stars leftover (including the Watermelon Wonder card stock cut out – which I also ran thru the Boho Chic TIEF), so I decided to ornament a Medium Whisper White envelope with them.  I spread some Liquid Multi-purpose Glue onto the top 2/3 or so of the star, and adhered it on the envelope flap.  I put a little strip of Sticky Tape on the bottom of the star – that way once he’s enclosed the card, he can seal the flap and stick the rest of the star down – to help it make it through the post office!

Starry Hi with envelope 1 watermarked

And – done!  Dad was happy with this one, too – so I count that a complete success!  Hope that you guys enjoyed it as well.

When you see the products used in this card  (below), remember that you’ll be able to click on all of them, but you won’t be able to order the new products (the card stock, TIEF and Layered Letters Alphabet) until 2 June. But – don’t let that keep you from trying this – you could use any color combo, TIEF and sentiment.  Have fun with it!

See you tomorrow for the new Weekly Deals – which means, of course, that today is your last day for THIS week’s weekly deal!

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

P.S.  My next order will – obviously! – include some kid stamps.  Which Stampin’ Up! has a bunch of….take a gander at THIS one coming soon…..

No bones about it

May 16 – 31 HOSTESS CODE: JYDMMSBE  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 May is your choice of any item valued up to $5.00 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!


WEEKLY DEALS FOR 12 May – 18 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 18 May!

Supply List

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog


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

Layered Letters Alphabet

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Watermelon Wonder Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x  8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); stars

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front mat); stars

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner)

2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper: Stars

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper:  Stars

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!


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 18 May 15

May 20
131350: Remembering Your Birthday Clear Stamp Set

May 29

120907: Decorative Label Punch
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch

June 1

131259: Brights Stampin’ Write Markers

June 3

131264: Many Marvelous Markers

Date to be Determined

126562: The Great Outdoors Clear Stamp Set
126954: Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
129499: Pleasant Poppies Clear Stamp Set
130354: Walk in the Wild Wood Stamp Set
131184: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads

NOT ORDERABLE
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
137951: So You Project Kit

The following items have been discontinued and are no longer orderable; only current backorders will be filled.

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
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
LOW INVENTORY

None

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I’ve Got This!!

Oh my goodness.  Nothing does the heart good like picking up a really HEAVY box from the hotel desk – and seeing “Stampin’ Up!” written on the side…..it was pretty exciting.  But – I made the anticipation last.  I went and got some dinner.  Came back up and ate.  Watched a little tv.  If I maybe gave the box a little stroke on my way by each time – that’s not a bad thing, right?  Finally – I couldn’t stand it any longer and I broke into it.  Nope – didn’t even take a picture of the bounty inside (Warning – Rookie Blogger….).  Just started pulling stuff out.  And turning it over and inspecting everything.  And – quite conscientiously, I thought – putting it all neatly away.  Then I took a little bit and assembled several of the stamp sets.  And went to bed.  Yes, went to bed.  I know – I know.  How did I stand it?  How could I have NOT made a card?!?!  It was pure self-preservation, people!!  It was already 9:30 and the ^$&%* alarm was going off at 4:30am.  Had to sleep – don’t judge me!

But, the NEXT night….I made a card!  I’d promised a friend at work that I’d make a card for him to send to his wife – yes, my learning curve is flat flat flat.  I haven’t even managed to send my mom’s Mother’s Day present and I’m promising people I’ll make cards.  sigh….  But, promise I did, so….  I pulled out the brand spankin’ new You’ve Got This set, and combined it with a going-away-soon set – Lovely Amazing You.  Take a look-see:

Lovely Amazing You Outside 4 watermarkedI did a kinda-sorta CASE of a card I saw in the new catalog.  I SNAIL’d a piece of Whisper White CS to a Tip-Top Taupe (brand new 2015-2017 In Color color) card stock mat.  Then I used the awesome background stamp that comes in the You’ve Got This set (I think it’s really cool that we get a background stamp WITH the usual sentiment and image stamps!) and stamped twice with Crumb Cake ink.  The second time, I turned the stamp sideways and stamped a little lower down.

Lovely Amazing You Outside 1 watermarked

Then I inked up the pretty flower image with the new Watermelon Wonder ink and stamped it right over the background image.  I didn’t think it needed any more coloring than that!  The sentiment – from Lovely Amazing You – is ALSO in Watermelon Wonder.  To finish off the front, I used one of the new 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accents.  I pulled a few strands from some 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and glued them onto the stem of the flower with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  Then I used a couple of glue dots and another dab of the liquid glue to adhere the flower.  I hemmed and hawed a bit between the Cucumber Crush Flower and the Watermelon Wonder.  Finally decided to give a tiny little pop of coordinating color and used the green!

Lovely Amazing You Outside 2 watermarked

I put the mat onto a Watermelon Wonder card base with some Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the front was done!

For the inside, I kept it simple.  I pulled two sentiments from the Hostess Set Good Greetings, and stamped them in Tip-Top Taupe on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to get the placement that I wanted.  That thing is just so handy!

Lovely Amazing You Inside 1 watermarkedI used the little heart from another of the new sets – Friendly Wishes – colored with Watermelon Wonder – to accent the sentiment.  I was a little too hesitant with my first stamping effort – so I had to re-stamp my stamp to get the heart to look correct.  Cue the Stamp-a-ma-Jig again! 🙂

With that – the card was done.  I decided to go a little crazy and make an envelope for this one.  What a happy coincidence that I’d ordered a set of the new 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper!!  I picked the striped paper (all the paper is solid color on one side and has a pattern on the other) in Watermelon Wonder, and built an envelope with the Envelope Punch Board.  I used Sticky Tape (will still be in the new catalog, but it will now have an easy-tear paper backing) to adhere the sides of my envelope together.  Then I put a couple of strips on the flap for my friend to close his envelope to mail home.

Lovely Amazing You with Envelope 1 watermarked
 And – Done!  I really love how easy the Stampin’ Up! color coordination makes it to create cohesive sets.  Takes a whole lot of the guess-work out of it!

Hope that you like this share – and will consider the You’ve Got This and Friendly Wishes sets for your stash.

When you see the products used in this card  (below), remember that you’ll be able to click on all of them, but you won’t be able to order the new products until 2 June. Hey!  If you were a demonstrator, you COULD order the new products right now just like I did!  Whatcha think?  Give me a holler and let’s get you all hooked up!

It’s  a gorgeous day here in California – after being downright yucky icky yesterday.  Hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday.  Anyone seen the new Avengers yet?!!?  I haven’t had a shot yet, but I hope to get to see it in IMAX 3-D.  If you HAVE seen it – let me know how it was, okay?

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

P.S.  There’s a new Hostess Code for the second half of the month!!

May 16 – 31 HOSTESS CODE: JYDMMSBE  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 May is your choice of any item valued up to $5.00 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!


WEEKLY DEALS FOR 12 May – 18 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 18 May!

Supply List

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog


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

Price: $4.95

Supply List

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

ADDENDUM TO THE SU! PRODUCTS LIST (cause my brain is a bit fried and I totally forgot to give you the link info for the amazing Stamp-a-Ma-Jig!!

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Watermelon Wonder Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x  8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Tip-Top Taupe Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front mat)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front sentiment mat and inner liner)

2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper: 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″

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!


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 15 May 15

BACKORDERED

May 19

131162: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills

May 29

120907: Decorative Label Punch
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch

June 1

131259: Brights Stampin’ Write Markers

June 3

131264: Many Marvelous Markers

Date to be Determined

126562: The Great Outdoors Clear Stamp Set
126747: Stippled Blossoms Clear Stamp Set
126954: Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
131184: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads

NOT ORDERABLE

120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
137951: So You Project Kit

The following items have been discontinued and are no longer orderable; only current backorders will be filled.

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
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
LOW INVENTORY

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Tuesday Updates from Stampin’ Up! And BIG savings on Paper Pumpkin!

2015-2016 Annual Catalog Cover

The new catalogs are on the street!  I’ve got ’em, and if you want one (if you’ve been a customer with me in the past year, start watching your mailbox – they’re on the way!) If you are not a customer of mine but would like to be, either place an order through my online store or complete my catalog request form on my Contact page and I’ll add you to my mailing list and get your catalog out to you ASAP. If you have another Demonstrator that you are planning to order through, please contact your Demonstrator for your copy of the new catalog. Either way – you WANT this catalog, folks!! 🙂



Paper Pumpkin 50 Off!

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up.  Starting today, and running thru the 10 June, get 50% off your first two months when you subscribe.

Offer Details: Go to www.paperpumkin.com and use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

Here’s the deets:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • The discount will be applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription.
  • Unless, your subscription (and the arrival of a fun new kit each month!) will automatically continue at the regular price of $19.95 a month.
  • Deadline to join is Wednesday, June 10, 2015; at 11:50 PM (Mountain Time).

Check out this week’s Weekly Deals!  That Hexagon Punch is a super versatile tool – Use it to create banner-ends on strips of paper for your sentiments and card embellishments!

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

May 1 – 15 HOSTESS CODE: M6BU9BGA 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 May is your choice of any item valued up to $5.00 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!


WEEKLY DEALS FOR 12 May – 18 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 18 May!

Weekly Deals

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!


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 11 May 15

May 13

127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

May 14

102193: VersaMark Ink Refill

May 15

129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

May 18

129267: Bitty Banners Framelits Dies
137363: Hello You Thinlits Dies

May 29

127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch

June 1

131259: Brights Stampin’ Write Markers

June 3

131264: Many Marvelous Markers

Date to be Determined

126597: Bootiful Occasions Clear Stamp Set
126954: Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
131184: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads

NOT ORDERABLE2

120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
137951: So You Project Kit

The following items have been discontinued and are no longer orderable; only current backorders will be filled.

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
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

 

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Adventure Bound Hex’s

Tick tock tick tock….I’m counting the minutes until my order of new SNEAK PEAK 2015-2016 Annual Catalog toys arrives!!  Whoo-hoo!  In the meantime, I’ve got a quick and easy card to share with you today.  This design is very very versatile.  Change up the color of the die cut, use a different DSP and all of a sudden, a card very much suited for a man becomes more feminine.  Change “Happy” to “Hello” (from the same Hello You thinlit set – which is in the new catalog, OBTW!).  Use a different sentiment stamp….and you could have a really cute new baby card.  Take a look-see at what I’m talkin’ about:

Hexagon Happy b-day outside 1 watermarked

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Vintage Flower

 

Well, if you’ve been following my blog (thank you!), you’ll have realized that this posting is late!  I try to post something new to share on Friday morning – but it’s quite obviously NOT morning.  Or Friday!  If you were anxiously waiting by your e-mail for notice that I’d posted – many mea culpas (and also thank you again!). I’ve been flat covered up this week at work and last night?  Well, I looked at my card pics sitting patiently in my computer waiting to be watermarked and described and posted….and watched Grey’s Anatomy.  My plan was to blog.  Just like the night before.  When I watched Scandal instead.  Do you guys watch Scandal?  Scott Foley.  Hello?  Mmmmm-mmmm.  But, I digress….again.

For this week’s share, I decided to use a little more of the soon-to-be-gone Adventure Bound DSP.  The design I chose helped to drive the final outcome and the overall flavor of rustic/vintage.  Take a look-see:

Vintage Flower Outside 1 watermarked

I started with my flower.  First, using the Fun Flower punch (which is going to be available in the NEW catalog, too!), I cut out 5 flowers from two different patterns of the Typeset DSP.  Three of the flowers got a little age added to them with some Soft Suede sponged on the petals.  The other two I added a dab of color to with some sponged on Night of Navy.  Then, using the edge of my bone folder, I lightly curled the petals – like you’d curl wrapping paper ribbon.  Just a little – and when you do this, be gentle.  The Typeset DSP is thin – which makes it easy to tear.  But it also makes it curl perfectly!  I stacked up the flowers – alternating the colors – using Multipurpose Liquid Glue – and offsetting everything just enough to make the flower.  If you want to see how to make a slightly different kind of flower, head over to the Tutorials page!

Vintage Flower Close-up watermarked

To make the center, I made a little Linen Thread bow and cut out a Petite Petal flower from Night of Navy and one from the Typeset DSP (which got a little Soft Suede ink-if-ication) and pulled out a Something Borrowed embellishment.  Then I stacked those all on top of the flower with some more of the liquid glue and set it all aside to dry.  And then picked it back up to admire it.  And then set it aside again!  I am ridiculously enamored with how this flower turned out! 🙂

For the sentiment tag, I used the Thoughts and Prayers sentiment in Night of Navy, on a piece of Sahara Sand card stock.  I punched the end with the Hexagon Punch, sponged the edges with a little more Night of Navy, and SNAIL’d it to a similarly prepared piece of Night of Navy Card Stock.

For the card front, I SNAIL’d the Adventure Bound piece to a Night of Navy mat.  And then, due to my usual messy-self-osity, I saw a teensy smudge of Night of Navy ink on my pretty “wooden” panel.  So, I covered it up with a length of 7/8″ Sahara Sand lace ribbon!  Which actually turned out to be a pretty good idea….

At that point, I had a flower, a sentiment tag, and a card front.  And as I tried to lay the card out in my planned-for portrait orientation (with the lace band now sort of driving the location of the flower and sentiment), I just couldn’t make it work.  No flower placement looked right.  The sentiment was too long.  Did I mention at the start that I had not formed an actual PLAN for this card – I just wanted it to be rustic, and I wanted to make this flower (it had been circling in my head for a while – maybe I saw a similar one on Pinterest, I don’t know).  No clue what to DO with it all.  And then my light-bulb “aha!” moment happened – and I turned the card sideways (duh!).  And it was good…..

Vintage Flower Outside 2 watermarked

The flower is adhered with more of the Multi-purpose Liquid Glue, and the sentiment is SNAIL’d on, tucked just slightly under the flower.  At the last minute, I added one little Rhinestone Basic jewel…. then I popped the whole layered card front onto my Sahara Sand card base with some Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card front was done!

Vintage Flower Outside 1 watermarkedFor the inside, I used a scrap of the Typeset DSP, and cut out some Itty Bitty Accent Flowers from that and some more Petite Petals from the Night of Navy CS.  The Typeset flowers were sponged with a little more Night of Navy, and just barely curled with the bone folder. Each flower got a Rhinestone jewel – to coordinate with the front, and…

Vintage Flower Inside 1 watermarked


…the card was done!  I didn’t put a sentiment on the inside, cause that leaves the range of uses for this card wide open!

I hope that you like this share – and will forgive my tardiness in getting it to you this week.  I should tell you that the next few weeks of posting may be a little sporadic – as I mentioned at the start, work is pretty much taking up my entire energy store right now.  I’ll ask for your patience – don’t give up on me, baby!! 🙂

As I count down the days till I go home, it’s also the count down to the end of the Retiring Products and to the BIG REVEAL of the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog!  My box of catalogs arrived yesterday – and, of course, I’ve gotten to see the Sneak Peek, being a SU! Demonstrator, and all.  And, my order is on it’s way……

Speaking of which – if you’ve ever given any thought to becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator yourself….now’s a great time!  You can stock your kit with NEW items – early!  Give me a holler and I can help you along!  Here’s a look at what I got to choose from – and what YOU could be ordering RIGHT NOW if you were a demo! Click the pic:

Demo Sneak Peek Shot

And here’s a look-see for you of what’s in store in the new book and some project ideas…..click…..

Sneak Peek Tag

Enjoy the peek at what’s coming around the bend – I can tell you it’s AWESOME! 🙂

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

May 1 – 15 HOSTESS CODE: M6BU9BGA 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 May is your choice of any item valued up to $5.00 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!


 

BIG SAVINGS ON PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION – TODAY ONLY!!

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and Get Your First Month for Only $5!!

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For 24 hours only, new subscribers can sign up for Paper Pumpkin for just $5 (shipping included) for their first month! Go to PaperPumpkin.com and enter promo code 24HOURS when you subscribe. Hurry—this offer expires today at 6:50 PM (MT)!

Here are the details:
Promotion valid for new subscribers only, not valid on prepaid subscriptions. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. Offer ends May 9, 2015 at 6:50 PM (MT). After the first month, the fun will continue for just $19.95 a month (shipping included).


WEEKLY DEALS FOR 4 May – 11 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 11 May!

Supply List

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog


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

Price: $4.95

Supply List

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x  8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 5/8″ x 3″ (sentiment tag, cut with Hexagon Punch)

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front mat); 1″ x 3 1/8″ (sentiment mat, cut with Hexagon Punch); 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ (Liner strip mat); Petite Petal Flowers

Adventure Bound DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front)

Typset DSP: 1/2″ x 4 1/8″ (liner strip); Fun Flowers; Itty Bitty Accent 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!


 

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 3 May 15

BACKORDERED:

May 11

125537: Mixed Bunch Clear Stamp Set

May 15

127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

May 16

133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets

May 18

129267: Bitty Banners Framelits Dies
137363: Hello You Thinlits Dies

May 29

127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch

June 3

131264: Many Marvelous Markers

Date to be Determined

126422: Blooming with Kindness Clear Stamp Set
126954: Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
131184: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads

NOT ORDERABLE2
119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
137951: So You Project Kit

The following items have been discontinued and are no longer orderable; only current backorders will be filled.

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
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
LOW INVENTORY

119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

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Some Updates from Stampin’ Up!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  And – did you celebrate yesterday?  It was Star Wars Day (you know – May the Fourth Be With You?).  Yea – I missed it, too…..  🙂

Anywho……Being that it’s Tuesday and all, the new Weekly Deals are on the street. Check them out below!


2015-2016 Annual Catalog Cover

There it is, folks – the new 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog!! The public release is just around the corner!  Today marks the start of the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Sneak Peak ordering period – the day we get to start ordering from the new catalog. As you might imagine, there are mixed emotions about THAT good news in my household! 😉

If you’ve ordered from me in this past year, you can expect a catalog to arrive in your mail box – they start shipping on 12 May.  If you’re not current customer of mine but would like to be, either place an order through my online store or complete the catalog request form on my Contact page and I’ll add you to my mailing list.  If you have another Demonstrator that you are planning to order through, please contact her (or him!) for your copy of the new catalog. Thanks!!

 TTFN and LLAP

Mary

May 1 – 15 HOSTESS CODE: M6BU9BGA 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 May is your choice of any item valued up to $5.00 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!


 

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The annual Stampin’ Up! retirement sale is going on now through 2 June! Many of your favorite retiring items are on sale at prices up to 50% off. Retiring accessories are available only while supplies last, so shop early. 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 26 May, everything else on the list is available only while supplies last, so shop early for the best selection!


WEEKLY DEALS FOR 5 May – 11 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 11 May!

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!

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 4 MAY 15

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

May 6

125981: Blue Ribbon Clear Stamp Set
126422: Blooming with Kindness Clear Stamp Set
130538: For You Clear Stamp Set

May 11

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

May 15

129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch

May 16

133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets

May 18

129267: Bitty Banners Framelits Dies

June 3

131264: Many Marvelous Stampin’ Write Markers

Date to be Determined

126407: For the Birds Clear Stamp Set
126642: Happy Hour Clear Stamp Set
134036: I Love Lace Clear Stamp Set
134306: Flamingo Lingo Clear Stamp Set

The following items have been discontinued and are no longer orderable; only current backorders will be filled.

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
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

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
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

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Lovely as a Tree at Sunset!

If you’re like me, you’ve discovered Pinterest.  There are many MANY wonderful things on Pinterest – recipes, clothes, flowers, gardening ideas, funny memes, and….cards!  Lots and lots and LOTS of cards!  There are some very seriously talented folks on this planet, making cards and paper crafts!  Today’s card springs from a technique I found there – from Amanda Mertz’s lovely blog (http://didyoustamptoday.blogspot.com).  When I saw her card, I was reminded of some of the spectacular sunsets we’e been privy to this past couple of weeks here in the high desert.  Okay – not the forest part so much, but…the sky, for sure!  Between that and the fact that it gave me a great reason to use my newest SU! fave Lovely as a Tree stamp set, and….it was meant to be!  Take a look-see:

Sunset Forest Outside Watermarked

I started by cutting out an oval from some Very Vanilla Card stock – which would become the center art piece.  Then I used a piece of scrap card stock to cut out the next largest oval – which would be my mask.  I rolled a little piece of scotch tape and used it to lightly stick the Very Vanilla card front down onto my Silicon Craft mat.  I secured the art piece oval to the card front with a little dab of Two Way glue (if you let it dry before you stick it down, it’s a temporary adhesive).  Then I put the mask over the whole thing, and taped IT down to the Silicon Mat.  With everything secure, I used my sponge daubers and Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive to create my sky.  I made sure to extend the sky colors off the art oval and into the area that would become the frame.  When you do this, be sure to use a circular motion with your sponge – and start off your art piece.  I made the colors a little darker at the top (Pumpkin Pie) and the bottom (Old Olive).

Sunset Forest with Envelope 2 watermarked

I lifted the mask off, and picked up the art oval.  With the oval completely off the card front, I inked my Lovely as a Tree stamp with Mossy Meadow ink, and stamped it a couple of times without re-inking between stamps.  I did that a couple of times, until I liked my forest.  Then I stuck an Itty Bitty Accent Epoxy star into the sky – I think it evokes that first star in the twilight sky, don’t you?

Sunset Forest Closeup watermarked

I popped the art oval back onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Sheltering Tree set in Mossy Meadow.  And decided to leave it just that simple.  I SNAIL’d it to a mat of Crushed Curry and then adhered the entire layered card front to a Mossy Meadow Card Base with more Dimensionals, and the card front was done! Yes, you got it right – not a pearl in sight! 🙂

The inside is just as simple – a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock, with a few more trees stamped around a couple of times.  I added those trees to a Crumb Cake Medium envelope as well, to complete the ensemble.

Sunset Forest Inside 3 watermarkedI really love this card.  I think I’ll probably make another variation – with the Sending Wishes Your Way stamp from the Butterfly Basics set (I think that would be cool – especially given the “first star I see tonight” on the front of the card!).   I hope that you like it, too, and will make some sunsets of your own!

Can you believe there’s less than a month before the Retiring Products are gone – gone – gone?  Time is going by quickly – which means I’ll be home soon!  Whoo-hoo!!  And….wait for it….the NEW CATALOG WILL BE ON THE STREET! 🙂  I’ve gotten a sneak peak and I can tell you there are some really seriously neat new items.  I can’t wait for you all to see it, too!

Today’s the last day to pick up the products in the Weekly Deals, so take a look and get them while they last.

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!

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CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x  8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/2″ oval (art piece); 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (inner liner)

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BACKORDER LIST AS OF 30 Apr 15

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

May 1

126397: Postage Due Clear Stamp Set
126557: From My Heart Clear Stamp Set
126562: The Great Outdoors Clear Stamp Set
129126: Kind & Cozy Clear 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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