Monday, April 30, 2012

Mixed Bunch

These are three of the cards a fun group of ladies made with me the other day. They feature the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set, Blossom Punch and Twitterpated Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Most items in the Occasions Mini Catalog will be gone after today but I have just received the carryover list from Stampin' Up! and all three of these products will be available at least through May. Remember the butterfly from yesterday's post? It was made with the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set and Blossom Punch too! We will have to wait until May 7th when I can view the new Annual Catalog online to see what made it in there! What I do know is that the 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon (it comes in Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride & Baja Breeze) is NOT on the carryover list so if you love that you will want to order it today!

I am so very close to reaching a sales goal for this month. Be the one to order before 9:00pm (PT) and push me over the top and I will send you one (your choice) of the Packed for Everything stamps on page 39 of the Occasions Mini. Woohoo! That's a $9.95 value! Click here to shop now.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Table Decor

Yesterday, I helped my Mom and an Aunt set their tables for a special Tea at their church. I made the floral centerpieces, Petite Purse party favors and some butterfly favors. Unfortunately, not only is the Flower, Daisies #2 Bigz Die that I used for the flowers on the Retired Accessories list posted this week but it has also already sold out :( I hope you already have one in your stash or can find one because these were really fun to make and more than one person thought they were real!

After seeing Becky Roberts' beautiful arrangement, I used the directions found here to make the regular daisies. The tutorial for the gerbera daisies is here
The Petite Purse die is available through tomorrow as part of the Summer Smooches pre-order and then will return in the new Annual Catalog on June 1st. I used paper from the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper package available in the Occassions Mini Catalog through tomorrow only! I added a layer of Blushing Bride card stock (also now sold out) punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch to the handle before attaching it to the purse with Silver Mini Brads. The Regal Rose flower made with all three layers of the Boho Blossoms punch is also attached with a Silver Mini Brad. There are chocolates inside of course.
See the butterfly? I used the tutorial found here to create these beauties. You will need the Mixed Bunch stamp set and Blossom punch found on page 17 of the Occasions Mini Catalog to make some for your table. So fun!

This is the second arrangement of flowers for the table Aunt Sally set.
Tomorrow is the final day to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog and Summer Smooches pre-order suite and as noted above items are already disappearing from the retired accessories list so TODAY is a great day to click here and go shopping!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Retired Lists and Discounts

It's an exciting day if you are a stamper/scrapbooker! In addition to the retiring stamp sets listed last week, Stampin' Up! has just announced the Retiring Accessories and Definitely Decorative products. Some of these accessories are discounted 25-70% and all of them are only available until supplies run out! Click HERE to see what is on sale and available. Stampin' Up! will update the lists daily.

When you look at the retired accessories list, you'll note that all of our Stampin' Pads are listed. This is for two reasons: (1) Craft Stampin' Pads will now only be available in black and white; and (2) we are introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin' Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalog.

In addition, please note the following about the new catalog:
  • Only select Stampin' Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin' Write Markers in color collections will continue to be offered)
  • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colors and color collections
Don't forget:
  • The Summer Smooch promotion ends April 30th and while most of the items will be back on June 1st in the Annual Catalog, the Fabric Brads and Stencil will be gone forever
  • The Occasions Mini Catalog also ends on April 30th. Did you get everything on your wish list?
Happy Shopping & Stamping!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Retiring Stamp Sets

This is it! With a new Annual Catalog just around the corner, Stampin' Up! has announced which stamp sets will not be available after May 31st. If any of these beloved sets are on your wish list now is the time to order! The list is a bit longer this year in preparation of the new Annual Catalog format but we are promised many, many new and re-designed sets on June 1st.
The retiring Accessories and Definitely Decorative lists are coming on April 25th. The items on these lists will only be available while supplies last. I can tell you that the entire Definitely Decorative line is being discontinued so now is the time to order those!
Visit my online store to view the sets and begin shopping. Don't forget to checkout the Clearance Rack while you are there. Clearance Rack items can only be ordered online so this list can be kept current.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My New Favorite DSP

I am having so much fun with the new Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper and Bright Blossoms Stamp Set. These are just 2 of the products from the 2012-1013 Catalog, which will debut one month early this year on June 1st, that you can order during the month of April. Click on the Summer Smooches Blinky on the left to see the full list. Today I have created 3 clean & simple cards for you.

Stamp Sets: Bright Blossoms, It's Your Day, Hello Again
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Indigo Island, Lucky Limeade
Designer Series Paper: Summer Smooches
Inks: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Indigo Island, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry
Embellishments & Tools: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Do you know what happens when we start talking about the new catalog? Besides being excited about what new In Colors, Stamps, Ribbon, Punches, Dies, Buttons & Designer Series Paper are coming our way, we also want to know what current items will be retiring. We already know that the Simply Adorned & Decor Elements lines will be retired. What else?

Here are the dates:

The Retired Stamp List will be released on April 15, 2012. 
The stamp sets on this list will be available through May 31, 2012.

The Retired Accessories/Décor Elements Lists will be released on April 25, 2012.   
Retiring accessories and Décor Elements will only be available while supplies last, through May 31, 2012, so place your orders early.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Summer Smooches!

Aren't these the cutest little purses? They are the perfect size to hold a piece of jewelry or a few bite-size chocolates. I can just see them all made up for a party favor for a special birthday, tea or bridal shower.
The Petite Purse Bigz L Die will be in the 2012-2013 Catalog which you can purchase from beginning on June 1st. But guess what! You can order this die and other products in the Summer Smooches suite April 1st - 30th!!!
Wow! Beautiful Designer Series Paper, Fabric, Ribbon, Stamps, Digital Templates & Kits, Fabric Brads, a Stencil, and the Petite Purse Die months before the catalog debuts! 
Don't miss the fine print: *Summer Smooches Designer Fabric Brads and Decor Stencil are exclusive to this special offer, will NOT be in the 2012-2013 catalog, and will not be available after April 30. Order yours today!!!