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Stampin’ Up! Pretty Birthday Blossoms and a Horse Health Update!

Good morning!  Hope you enjoyed your “extra” hour. 🙂

First of all – thanks to the folks that were kind enough to ask after the health of my old horse, Bo.  I’m happy to say that he appears to be – if not out of the woods – at least half way thru.  We spent Saturday on “poop watch”.  Yes, the life of horse owners is a romantic and glamorous one!  We kept all his food from him, with the exception of some gruel.  Quite literally warm water with some feed added and allowed to pretty much dissolve.  And only a little food – and a lot of water!  He was less than thrilled – Saturday morning he was “over it” and hungry.  But, gruel and outside grazing was all he got.  He finally presented us with the “prize” around 2 – after we’d pulled the whole group back into their stalls.  Yes – the girls had to come in, too.  Bo quite fancies himself the “stallion” of the herd.  Or the Quarterback – with the ladies as his cheerleaders!  And he’s not at all interested in them being elsewhere.  So….in they came, too.  (They very kindly allow him his fantasies!)

By “dinner” time – he was looking askance at us when we’d come to the barn (checking for more deposits).  I’m pretty sure he was thinking we’d lost our brains.  We spent the morning sitting out in the pasture, watching for the pooping, and occasionally going and listening to his belly with the stethoscope.  I told you – colic is a big deal in horse world.  But all the weirdness was making them all watch us pretty closely.  Just in case we’d lost it – a pony can never be too careful!

So – I think we’re good.  If we go thru this day with no more symptoms – he had none at all yesterday – we should be back to business as usual. 🙂

Card.  Yes.  I finally did make a card.  I used one of my new toys tools – a lovely set called Birthday Blossoms, from the Annual Catalog.  And, it’s a super clean and simple card, using only the single stamp set – and not an embossing folder or framelit to be found (so, no Big Shot required!).  Take a look-see:

Birthday Blossoms 2 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Remarkable You and a Custom Envelope!

Well, it’s happened again.  Monday.  Amazing how fast Saturday and Sunday go by, isn’t it?

We did make it to the movie yesterday.  It was quite good – not as good as the book, but I don’t think they could have put all the science in the movie that was in the book. It would have been about a 6 hour mini-series!  But, we enjoyed it.  And, it’s never a bad thing when Matt Damon buffs himself up and then gives us a lovely glimpse of said buffness!

On to the card for today.  My newest stamp set acquisition is the Remarkable You set.  I bought it because I just love the floral images in it – especially the Easter Lily!  All the images in the card are from this single, beautiful set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Six Sayings FaBOOlous Mummy Princess!

Happy Hump-Day!  I saw a card similar to what I’m going to share today on that oracle of crafty inspiration – I speak, of course, of Pinterest!  It was an adorable mummy.  And I thought it was so cute that I wanted to do my own twist on it!  It’s blatantly Halloween-y (sorry I said Weeny on the internet – no offense intended!).  I used the wonderful Six Sayings Hostess set for the sentiment.  I’m on a bit of a kick with that one this week – the card you see on Thursday (for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop!!) uses the same set.  Different sentiment – which tells you how completely versatile this Holiday Catalog set really is.

Anyway – it seemed that all the mummies I see out there are boy mummies!  Which makes no sense at all and is blatantly sexist.  I’m pretty darned sure that princesses died and got themselves all mummified.  And I’m pretty sure that when they did – they wore their pretty stuff.  I mean, a girl’s gotta look good, right?  No matter the circumstances.  So….take a look-see:

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Yes, this Princess Mummy is even supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Sleighless Sleigh Ride For All Things!

As we head into the first official weekend of the 2015 Fall Season, I thought it would be fun to Welcome Fall with a simple, one-stamp-set card.  Now, to be fair, I also used the Sleigh Ride Thinlits.  I’m sorry, but I just had to use the Big Shot on this one-stamp-set card!

It’s easy to forget, with all the fun new products in the 2015 Holiday Catalog, that the Annual Catalog also has wonderful items that will make super cards for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and beyond!  The stamp set that I chose today is just such an item – the For All Things set.  This was originally in the 2014 Holiday Catalog and (thankfully!!) made it into the Annual Catalog.  It’s a good ‘un, and I hope it stays as an active set for many years to come.

Take a look see at what I got when I paired For All Things with the Sleigh Ride Thinlits:

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Stampin’ Up! Papillon Potpourri and Watercolor Wishes for a Happy Birthday!

Friday Friday!!  Hope you’re all looking forward to a nice, Fall weekend!  I know that I am – the weather promises to be very Fall-ish.  And it’s too early for leaf burning, so we can keep the windows open and enjoy it!

My share for today is neither Fall-ish, Thanksgiving-ish, or Christmas-ish!  It’s a birthday card requested by a friend for her friend.  Description of the recipient:  Not woodsy.  A girly- girl.  Likes shoes.  Wears heels.

Not a lot to go on.  So…..I decided on flowers and butterflies!  We’ll find out soon whether I hit the mark or need to take a mulligan and try again! 🙂

I used some Papillon Potpourri, a little Watercolor Wishes, the Fluttering TIEF and some Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

Watercolor Wishes Potpourri Papillion 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

The design is from the Pals Paper Arts Sketch #269.  Be sure to head over as the week progresses to see what folks come up with!

PPA 269

I started by coloring one of the big, gorgeous flowers in the Timeless Elegance DSP (an Annual Catalog offering!).  I used Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and a little Wild Wasabi – courtesy of my Many Marvelous Markers set.  I colored everything in, and then outlined it, and added some shading with Calypso Coral on the flowers.  The centers are Daffodil Delight and So Saffron.  Then I fussy cut the whole thing out!

To make the card front, I took a piece of the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP and ran it thru the Big Shot in my Fluttering TIEF (tip: be sure to double check that you have the paper in the folder correctly so that you get the embossing on the side that you want!).  Then I SNAILd it to a Gold Foil Mat.

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri 5 - Stamps-N-Lingers

The circular elements are a Tea Lace Paper Doily and a gold Metallic Doily.  I just adhered them to the card front with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and then I trimmed the excess with my Paper Snips.  I did the same with my fussy-cut Timeless Elegance flower.  Then I took a little more of the glue and spread it around on the flower centers, sprinkled that with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Just a little bit of sparkle!  Finally, I SNAILd the whole card front to my Basic Black card base.

The butterflies are all from the Papillon Potpourri set.  I picked the flowery design for both the large Elegant Butterfly and the smaller Bitty Butterfly punches.  I inked the stamps up with Versamark and stamped the flutterbies on Gold Foil (liberally rubbed with my Embossing Buddy first!).  Then I sprinkled Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the stamped images, hit them with my heat tool, and then punched them out with their corresponding punch.  Easy peasy! 🙂

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri - Stamps-N-Lingers

I curled all their little wings up a little, and added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to each butterfly.  I saved them for just a few minutes more….

The sentiment is from the ever-so-useful and beautiful Watercolor Wishes stamp set.  The sentiments in this set are wonderful – and the fonts are perfect.  I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I made the banner end with my snips and then edged the banner with my Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker.  I used a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to a piece of Gold Foil and then fussy cut the mat out – again with my Paper Snips.

Watercolor Wishes Potpourri Papillion 9 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I ran a length of Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine and piece of Gold Metallic Thread thru a Gold Basic Metal Button, tied a little bow and adhered it to the sentiment banner with Liquid Glue.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Once I had the sentiment where I wanted it, I added the small butterflies (Bitty Butterfly punch) with more Liquid Glue, and then put the single Elegant Butterfly up in the top corner.  And the front was done!

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri 3 - Stamps-N-Lingers

For the inside, I heat embossed (in Gold) the same small flowery butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri set in the bottom corner of a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I added the Birthday sentiment from Watercolor Wishes in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  The mat is another piece of Gold Foil (note to self: buy more Gold Foil in next order! 🙂 ).

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I added one more little line of Rhinestones at the top….cause I thought they looked cool and girly and sparkly!

For the envelope, I embossed one more butterfly in Gold on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope….

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri 7 - Stamps-N-Lingers

And (you guessed it!) added a liner of Gold and Black from the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP using my Envelope Liner Thinlits.

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri 8 - Stamps-N-Lingers

So – we’ll find out in a couple of days whether this will work or whether I’ll be back to the drawing board! 😉  I hope she likes it – and hope that you enjoyed it as well.

Enjoy your last day of the week and I’ll be back tomorrow with another project to share!

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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!


 

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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!

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

Price: $4.95

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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!


 

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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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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!

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

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

Price: $99.95

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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)

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 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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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

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

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

Price: $29.95

Price: $99.95

Price: $4.95

Supply List

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

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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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

Supply List

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!

Supply List

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

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

Price: $29.95

Price: $99.95

Price: $4.95

Supply List

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″); 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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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

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