Sunday, July 11, 2010


The new catalogs are now HERE!! If you want one I charge my cost of $5. If you want it shipped it's $10.50. If you are in the local area I have a basket of them out on my porch, you can pick one up at your convenience and leave the $5 under my mat. If you want one shipped mail me a check or cash and I will ship on my next trip to the post office.
You may now order from this catalog. I just got my first shipment of stuff and can't wait to play.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Mini Starter Kit Special- Just $99

Now is a great time to join Stampin' Up!. If you are a long time customer that already has lots of stuff now is an especially sweet time. We are offering a Mini Starter Kit for Just $99. Here is the flyer with all the details. To take advantage go to my Web-Site, click Join Now and use my password: HAPPY. Super easy. Email or call if you have any questions.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Retiring Accessories

The list of Retiring Accessories is massive this year. The reason is the color renovation. So many of Stampin' Up's product lines are built around the color schemes so anything that includes a discontinuing color is on the list. A lot of the items will be returning in the new colors. Those items have an * next to them. A lot of these items will sell out quickly, so I highly advise you to place your order early to avoid disappointment especially since some of the items are on SALE! I don't have a spreadsheet of these items so I won't be able to update these photos with the items as they sell out. If I have time I will create a sold out list. However, as many of you know, the end of the school year is very busy and I can't guarantee I will get to it. Here are snapshots of the list and the items' statuses as of May 31. If you'd like to see the list in one giant document try HERE

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Stamp Sets Retiring June 30th

Today Stampin' Up! announced the list of stamp sets that will be discontinued at the end of the month. They are available, "While Supplies Last." If something sells out before the end of the month I will update my list below by highlighting it RED which means is it no longer available to order. I have included a printable version in case that is easier for you to review. These sets as well as all the current and retiring products can be ordered online on my web-site just click the Shop Now link. Pg#- Stamp Set Name
12- Country Morning
12- Love Bug
12- Out of the Box
13- Holiday Best
13- Of the Earth
14- Christmas Punch
14- Wings of Friendship
15- Admit It
15- Asian Artistry
16- Kind & Caring Thoughts
17- The More the Merrier
18- Lovely Flowers Bundle
24- Halloween Frights
24- Scary Skeleton
24- Tasty Sweet
25- Eat, Drink & Be Scary
25- All Hallow's Eve
30- Spotlight on Christmas
30- Two Cool Dudes
31- Holly, Jolly Chirstmas
36- Holy Triptych
39- Season of Simple Grace
42- Shellebrate
42- Yipee Kiyay Holiday
44- Holiday Blitz
45- A Happy Heart
45- Whoo's Your Valentine?
45- You & Moi
46- Eight Great Greetings
49- Together Forever
50- Ever After
50- Special Blessing
52- Close As a Memory
53- A Kind Word
53- Refuge and Strength
55- Humor in High Heels
57- Voila
57- Voila to Go
59- Owl Together Now
62- Animal Crackers
64- Best Wishes & More
65- Enjoy Every Moment
66- Welcome Home
68- Bitty Birthday
70- It's a Stretch
72- Hoppy for You
74- Pirate Time
74- Captain Name Stamp
75- Princess Stamp
75- Princess Name Stamp
76- Nursery Necessities
77- Cute & Cuddly
78- Just Baseball
78- Just Football
78- Sporting
79- Just Basketball
79- Just Riding
79- Just Soccer
79- Just Surfing
79- Just Surfing
79- Just Tennis
83- Just Jawing
86- Crazy Cool
87- Made 2 Last
98- Bloomin' Beautiful
99- A Rose Is a Rose
101- Bella's Bloom
102- Spring Song
104- Eastern Influences
104- Embrace Life
105- Bird on a Branch
106- A Beautiful Thing
109- Garden Whimsy
110- Le Jardin Botanique
112- Good Friend
116- I Heart Lists
119- Framed with Love
120- Little Flowers
120- Stem Sayings
121- Game Night
121- Card Games
122- True Friend
122- Wanted
123- Boho Backgrounds
126- Park Avenue Patterns
127- Gallery
128- Certified
128- Four Square
128- Only Ovals
1290 Totally Tabs
130- One of a Kind
132- Cute Cues
132- Itty Bitty Backgrounds
132- Sprinkles
133- Classifieds
134- Boho Blooms
134- Gratuitous Graffiti
134- It's a Plan
134- Tres Chic
138- A Little Birthday Cheer
141- Once Upon a Time
141- Warm Words
142- Happy Everything
143- Let the Fun Begin
144- Celebrate Everything
144- Think Happy Thoughts
146- Introducing
146- Please Come
148- Mark the Date
149- Taffy Alphabet
149- Taffy Numbers
151- Jumbo Outline Alphabet
151- Perfect Chemistry
152- Wild West Alphabet
173- Starring You
173- Thankful Thinking
173- Wow Flowers
208- Merriment
208- Simply Thanks
208- Tag Tree
208- Little Boo
209- Very Thankful

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

BIG Changes

The winds of change have swept me up today. Since before I was a demonstrator (over 10 years) Stampin' Up!'s color families have been the cornerstone of my crafting. Today, SU announced that the color families are being replaced with new Color Collections. 40 colors total, including the neutrals. WOW is all I can say. I am one who likes to embrace change in general, but this one leaves me a little stunned. I love the new colors, I just wish there were MORE :) The theory is that less colors will be less overwhelming to new customers and demonstrators. OK, I get that....but not all of us are "new". Oh well. I am happy to report that many of the past favorite In Colors are coming back as part of the new color offerings.

The In Color program is also getting a makeover. Starting with the 2010-2011 catalog, there will 5 In Colors offered each year. The In Colors will be available for 2 years rather than 1. So after this next catalog there will always be 10 in the book. i.e. the 2011-2012 catalog will have the 5 new In Colors from this July plus 5 more.

Stampin' Up! will be watching color trends and sales of the different colors. Every 3-5 years they may update the core color list. Nothing as drastic as this year, but a few here and there.

The 2010-2011 catalog will include many transition packages for those of us who have the full collections already. This will include things like assorted marker boxes with that include only new colors, a package of pastels that includes the new colors, box and insert etc.

The current colors are still available until June 30th. If something you love dearly is retiring I recommend stocking up. Once the retired list hits things will only be available while supplies last. I believe the retired list will be out in a month or so.

I know that's a lot to chew on. I hope I explained it clearly. If not, give me a call or email me. I am happy to answer questions.

I am fairly visual, so I am going to try and post a list of the new colors, as well as, a list of the 29 retiring colors.

Like I said- Big Changes. Thinking to myself- "change is good, change is good, change is good...."

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2nd January Club Meeting Samples

Here is the last set of January Club Samples. We used primarily items from the Occasions Mini and Sale-a-Bration Brochures.
This first project is a mini milk carton box. The best part is that the box is cut and scored from a new die in the Occasions Mini. The box is small enough that you can get two boxes from a single piece of cardstock.
This card is 99% copied from my up upline Julie P. It is simple and sweet. I only added the epoxy brad on the ribbon and used the new pink satin ribbon.
I wanted to use all the cute new valentine stuff, without making an actual valentine. I used the heartfelt thanks stamp to achieve this. I am so pleased that the embosslit heart layers perfectly with the full heart punch. I love the dots texture folder, it makes super deep impressions. The edge punch is adorable. It even has a matching corner punch, though I didn't use it in this project. Of course I used my favorite new Sending Love Designer paper. Time was short this month, so other than the greeting I fully cased this card from the Stampin' Connection.
This last card I also copied from the Stampin' Connection. I LOVED the colors and layout of this card. I also loved the use of the new Sweet Pea Designer Paper used in the background. The "F" is embossed on Rose Red cardstock and cut out.

Monday, February 8, 2010

January Stamp Club Samples

All three of my clubs met in January. The groups that were supposed to meet in December pushed their meetings back to January. I will post the samples for the groups today and tomorrow. My next club starts in February. We have enough to start but can add if anyone is interested. Let me know if you need more information.

This first card is done with all new products from the Occasions Mini Catalog including the Scalloped Heart Embosslit, New Border Punch (from SAB) Red Satin Ribbon and Sending Love Paper Designer Paper and Small Heart Punch. I love how the embosslit cuts and textures the cardstock at the same time.
This next project was a fun Coaster Box made with the Sending Love Designer paper, chipboard heart, corduroy button, epoxy brad inks and paper. The ribbon was laced between the coasters to hold them together. A simple, yet fun project. We glued the bottom piece on.
This last card is a card I copied from SCS- thank you original artist email me if it's you. We used the new neighborhood set from the SAB brochure. I loved the layout and the colors used.