Sunday, April 29, 2012

So Many Smiles

I'm so glad pinwheels are popular right now, I just love them!  Here is a grown up one in the beautiful soon to be discontinued Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set:  Petite Pairs
Accessories:  Vintage Brads, 1" Circle Punch, 5/8" Basic Black Satin Ribbon

Things are moving quickly on the retiring accessory list...get them while they last!


Friday, April 27, 2012

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 I found this layout on Pinterest and thought I would try it before the Large Tag punch (119876) is gone.  It is on the discontinued list so get it while it's still available!

Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Early Espresso

Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes

Accessories:  Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, Big Shot, Pacific Point Bakers Twine, Large & Extra Large Tag Punches, Scallop Border Punch, Modern Label Punch, Rhinestone Jewels

Warning...proud mom moment!

 See this goofy kid?
 He's actually really smart!! 
Benjamin was inducted into the National Honor Society last night.  Congratulations honey!!

Place orders HERE

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sweet Shop Handbag

I'm always the last one to the party!  I finally opened the Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper this weekend and LOVE it...of course, because it will be leaving the mini catalog on April 30th.  Why did I wait soooo long to enjoy it?!

If you would like to make one of these gift card size handbags, the pattern can be found in the 12 Days of Christmas tutorial available on the tutorials page or the right hand sidebar of this blog.

Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Old Olive, Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set:  Create A Cupcake
Accessories:  Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Sweet , Jelly Bean Brads, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Cupcake Builder Punch, Whisper White Taffeta

The Discontinued Accessory List was announced today.  You can see all the items HERE
If your favorites are on the list, order quickly.  Accessories are while supply lasts only.  Boo-hoo! 
Online orders can be placed HERE.

The list is HUGE but don't panic.  We already knew the Decor Elements and Simply Adorned lines were going to go as Stampin' Up! is shifting their focus back to their core papercrafting products (yeah!!).  You will also notice that all the stamp pads are shown on he discontinued list.  The colors are NOT changing!  The pad design is changing to a new improved  Firm Foam Pad.  The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images.   The colors are all the same!

You will also notice a lot of 12 x 12 cardstock and markers on the hit list.  They are being reconfigured.  Not all 12" x 12" cardstock colors will be available in individual packs anymore. Color assortment packs will be available, and some colors from each color collection will be available in individual packs. Stampin’ Write Markers in more popular colors will still be available individually.  Color assortments packs will still be available.
So.. if you have a particular color of cardstock that you can't live without in 12 x 12 size, you better order Up!  Same with individual markers...get them while they last.

Here's the deal tho folks.  Even though you are seeing a lot of your favorite stamp sets and products going away.  In each new catalog Stampin' Up! always supplies us with fresh stamp sets and up to date accessories that make our projects fabulous.  It's ok, change is good (even though I do not like it!) and 6 months from now we won't even remember what was on that list!  Just keep stampin' and enjoying!!

Discontinued Stamp Set List
Order SU! products HERE, 24 hours a day!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sweet Shop Birthday

I made cards without ribbon! I can't believe it! 


Cardstock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set:  Curly Cute
Accessories:  1" Circle Punch (as a corner rounder), Sweet Shop Jelly Bean Brads

Lots and lots of stamp sets are being retired to make room for the new.  You can see the retired stamp set list HERE.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I Love Being Your Demonstrator

Two of my Stamp Clubs came to an end this month, so I have a little goodie to put in their order. The new Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper makes bright & cheery creating easy!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper

Stamp Set:  Workshop Words

Accessories:  Medium Cello Bags, Scallop Border Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 5-Flower Punch, Owl Punch (for the little heart), Rhinestone Jewels

 You want to see something cute?

I have some uber talented gals in my downline!  This is Denise, she lives here in Boise.  She showed up the other night with one of these bags all ruffled out in the Summer Smooches Fabric. 
C-U-T-E, I'm telling ya!!! 
The ribbon roses are sooo darling on the flip flops!
 Go check it all out on her blog, HERE

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bright Blossoms

These are little 3 x 3 cards using the Bright Blossoms stamp set and the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.  The entire Summer Smooches line is available this month only as a special Sneak Peek of what's to come in our new catalog! 


Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set:  Bright Blossoms
Accessories:  2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Pack Punches, Rhinestone Jewels, Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Grosgrain

 Click HERE for Summer Smooches shopping.

Our Benjamin turned 16 yesterday.  Wow, the time is just flying by!!  One of his gifts was a framed poster of his favorite photo he took in New York over Spring Break.   

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Thank You So, So Much!

I found this layout in the new Paper Crafts magazine and thought I'd try it.
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Regal Rose, Early Espresso. Whisper White
Stamp Set:  Aviary, Delightful Dozen
Accessories:  Lace Ribbon Border, Perfect Pennant die-cut, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Regal Rose & Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Grosgrain, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon

Hey Stampin' Up! friends, you know Spencer Willis from the home office?  He has entered a contest with his credit union to win $1000 and needs our help to win.  He is currently in second place and we can't have that!  Please take a moment to follow the instructions below and vote for Spencer. 

2- Scroll down to "See More Recent Stories" and click on the icon
3-Click on the post that has "Spencer Willis" on it (Spencer is in his Elvis outfit) and watch it (and laugh, hopefully)
4-"Like" the post
5-"Like" the Goldenwest Credit Union Page (VERY IMPORTANT---they won't count the vote unless you "like" both items)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

F is for FRIEND

I haven't played with glossy paper in probably 10 years.  I forgot how much fun it is!

Cardstock:  Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Glossy White
Stamp Set:  Occasions Alphabet, En Francais
Accessories:  Eyelet Border Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Rhinestone Jewels

Time To Say Goodbye to the Old Favorites!

You can see the retired stamp set list HERE.
Whew!  I was so happy that last year I only lost 5 stamp sets to the retired list.  I should have been a little more grateful because as this morning...I'm left with 9 active stamp sets in my drawer!  Ouch!  Some I'm really sad about, but nothing a little shopping won't cure. Bring on the new stuff!!!
 Don't miss out, shop HERE.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Summer Dresses

So simple and pretty. 
You can find the pattern for this the dress on Splitcoast Stampers under Home > Anything BUT a Card > Templates.
It seems that SCS has pulled the template from their website.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

This one of the stamp club projects this month where we concentrated on pretty backgrounds.  Ink up the Embossing Folder with Crumb Cake and pretty!

Come join me in making seven 3 x 3 scallop shape cards and envelopes with the darling Button Buddies stamp set.

WHEN: Thursday, April 26th 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

WHERE: Becky's house

COST: $20 - includes your own package of buttons!

RSVP: by April 19th please, no exceptions as supplies will be ordered for you.

Please e-mail me for a registration form if interested, seating is limited.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Pennant

Never enough birthday cards around here!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral
Stamp Sets:  Pennant Parade, Bring on the Cake
Accessories:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (flower), Heart Punch, Pennant Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, In Color Markers, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Big Shot!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Summer Smooches Fabric

This was a first to me, I don't sew and barely know how to thread a needle so I never really had any desire to try...but I saw this card on the Stampin' Up! website and decided to try it.  Look how cute this fabric circle thingy turn out!

Summer Smooches products are available for the month of April as a new catalog sneak peek!

Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Old Olive, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (125409)
Stamp Set:  Full of Life
Accessories:  Clear Circle die-cut, Big Shot!, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch )122464), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Summer Smooches Fabric(125411), Summer Smooches Fabric Brads (125589), Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon (125583)
Who Knew Basic Stamping Could Be This Fun?
 Come join me in making seven 3 x 3 scallop shape cards and envelopes with the darling Button Buddies stamp set.

WHEN:  Thursday, April 26th 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE:  Becky's house
COST:  $20 - includes your own package of buttons!
RSVP: by April 19th please, no exceptions as supplies will be ordered for you.
Please e-mail me for a registration form if interested, seating is limited.

Somebody visited the Easter baskets before the boys got up!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bring On The Cake

I love this birthday card but I think we need a stamp that says bring on the cupcakes! *Ü*

Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
Stamp Sets:  Easy Events, Bring On The Cake, Distressed Dots
Accessories:  Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin' Write Markers - Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede & Early Espresso

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Stair Step Box

 Have you seen the new Summer Smooches line of products?  So cute!!  These are available this month as a sneak peek to the upcoming new catalog in June.

I've been wanting to make one of these stair step boxes forever and finally did it!  It was pretty easy. 

The boxes are the Matchbox die-cut, just the bottom part and placed about 1" apart.

Click HERE for Summer Smooches shopping.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Crumb Cake Embossing...Sounds Yummy!

Going through a little detox here from my Sale-a-bration paper overload. *Ü* 
I have scaled it back a few notches and played with just embossing folders and punches...NO Designer Series Paper!! 

 Polka Dot Embossing folder, Blossom punch, Scallop Circle punch, Crumb Cake & Wisteria Wonder cardstock.
 Finial Press Embossing Folder, Blossom punch, Scallop Circle punch, Crumb Cake & Pool Party cardstock. 
 Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Blossom punch, Scallop Circle punch, Crumb Cake & Melon Mambo cardstock.
Eric enjoying some sunshine on his perch...finally.  We're sick of stampin' in the rain and gloom!!  Maybe spring is on the way for real this time!