Happy Saturday, y’all! As I write this on Friday evening, the weekend looms long ahead. And yet I know that I’m going to blink and it’ll be Monday morning! We’re entering….the WEEKEND ZONE…in which time flies by at an unrelenting and unreasonable pace for a couple of says – ending abruptly with the alarm clock going off at O’Dark Thirty on Monday morning. 🙁
So – a few weeks back, I showed y’all the uber-cool vegetable beds that my hubby welded and built for me. Before I left this week we got everything planted that I’d planned to plant. Meaning I have two empty beds left – to plant in quick growing stuff when I get home. But – the one we did plant is awesome! Four tomato plants and four Ancho Magnifico chile pepper plants! And lots of good, smelly bug-repelling marigolds!
That’s what I left at home. What I did not leave at home was much – if any! – of my stamping goodies!
Yep – brought my plastic Steri-Lite CD case stamp holders and my Stamp-N-Storage Combo Holder and practically everything! But – looks like it’s going to be a good spot to stamp, right? Viva TownePlace Suites! 🙂 Viva the MINI-VAN!!
Anyway – on to the Retiring Product Retrospective I mentioned in the title of the post! I thought for today I’d share a few of my favorite retiring stamp sets – by bringing back some of the cards and projects I’ve made with them! So – here we go…
One of the very first stamp sets I bought – waaaaaaay back in 2014 – was a little set called Sassy Salutations!
And I’ve made a few fun cards with it. Click the picture to go to that post and see how I made it!
Fun font, isn’t it?
Another stamp set that I’ve had for….well, ever?…is called For All Things. These are discounted right now on the retiring list for $21.25 for the Wood mount and $13.50 for the Clear Mount.
I suspected in my heart that this one would leave us – it’s been around for a couple of years. But – I’ve loved the projects I’ve made with it! Take a look-see (and, hey! On this first one – recognize that forest embossing? That’s the Woodland TIEF – and it’s coming back in the new Annual Catalog!):
Okay, you guys – I’m dyin’ here! Seriously – go take a look at the blog post for this next one! The card – it does showcase – sort of! – the stamp set. But…I blogged this all the way back in January of last year! I was a baby-blogger then! I knew nuTHING (do you hear Sgt Shultz from Hogan’s Heroes there??) about picture taking, lighting, naming photo files (I almost couldn’t find this picture!), sharing card cuts… hahaha!! I hope that you think I’ve gotten better in the year I’ve been doing this! 🙂
Okay – one more. Vivid Vases – this is such a simple little stamp.
Just one stamp – on wood. One image. One sentiment. But…it’s just so darned pretty! And it can be sweet and simple or rustic or…well. Take a look-see – these first two are some of my favorite cards of all time (well, that I’ve made!):
Yea – you guessed it – that last one was one of my earlier photo efforts! 😉
And – did you notice a common product amongst almost every one of the cards I shared today? You got it – the Envelope Liner Framelits! Since I got it, I’ve used it on almost every single card I’ve made. Not every one, but darned sure a bunch of them. I’ll tell you a secret, y’all. I mostly don’t use products that you guys can’t get. But this one? Yep – I’m probably going to keep using it. You should GET this framelit set! Get. It! P.S. Don’t forget you need a Big Shot for this one to work! 😉
So – just a few of my faves that are leaving us! Hope you enjoyed the look back and will be adding these stamp sets to your tool box before they’re gone for good!
There’s only today and tomorrow to guarantee getting the new Annual Catalog from me for free. And since you’ll also get your Double Peppermint Rewards and Free Shipping…this is too good a chance to miss. 😉
See you tomorrow with a brand spankin’ new card to share!
Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Specials!
Thru TOMORROW 1 May 2016
For all orders of $50 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Sunday, 1 May, I’m offering free shipping. Here are the four ways that you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:
- Place your order through my online store:
- Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs
Provide me with your PayPal account and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal
- Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
- Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card. I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.
When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes – of any product – retiring or no!) – I’ll be giving you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points. When you get 16 Peppermint Points – you get to select a gift with a value up to $40! See more info on my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program for my loyal customer right here!
This is also the time to get on “my list” of Preferred Punkin’ Head customers and be poised to receive a FREE copy of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. They’ll be mailing out Mid-May! 🙂
Now’s the time to get your favorites – with discounts of up to 50% off! – before they’re gone. Stamps will be available thru 31 May – everything else is while supplies last! Click right here to go straight to the Retiring Products in my Online Store! You can see them in the store, or check out either of these documents:
HOST CODE FOR 16 Apr – 30 Apr 16: CAZKY77C
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.
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!
Stampin’ Up! has started a new way to let you all know when items are Backordered or in Limited Supply. When you place an order thru my Online Store, you’ll get a message telling you a status of the item.
If you want more information on a particular product – like when it’s expected back in stock – please give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and I’ll be glad to help! 🙂