Monday, April 29, 2013

Bloomin' Bouquet Project Kit

Mother's Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because. Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There's no watering, no weeding-just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.
As if that weren't enough, the kit contains a "baker's dozen"! This means you can create and give (or keep) a dozen flowers, and have a bonus flower left over to pass along to someone new! Give it to someone you wouldn't normally think of: a teller at the bank, a grocery store clerk, or the librarian at your local library. Anyone you encounter on your way that you'd like to give a little "thank you" to-and introduce them to Stampin' Up!
Ordering information:
Item 134542 $12.95 Available starting April 29, while supplies last.
Kit contents:
  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems
Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Christmas Carryover Stamp Sets

With the release of the retired list, some of you may be wondering which Christmas stamps will still be available. Don't cry or pout, we've gotcha covered!
  • Evergreen Stamp Set (available in French)
  • Greetings of the Season Stamp Set (available in French)
  • Jewish Celebrations Stamp Set
  • More Merry Messages Stamp Set (available in French)
  • Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set
  • Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set (available in French and Spanish)
Can you handle more good news? These sets will still be available during the 2013-2014 catalog year. They will not be featured in the catalog, but will be available in the Online Store and OEX.

Click Here to see the carryover stamp sets

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Retirement List!!!

The Retirement List is Out!

 Dates:  until June 3, 2013
Details: If you're familiar with Stampin' Up!, you know it's that time of the year.  But if you're new to Stampin' Up!, you're probably asking yourself..."what's a retired list?"  Good question!
To make room for all the fresh and fun new products in the NEW 2013/2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog coming May 31st, we have to say goodbye to some of our old favorites. Now is your chance to get them before they're gone!

Retiring Stamps will be available through June 3.  Stampin' Up! will continue to produce the stamps to meet the demand through that time. 

Retiring Accessories are ONLY available while supplies last.  SAVE UP TO 60% on select items!  Be sure to order your favorites promptly. 
  • 2012-13 Retiring Stamp Set List . . . Click HERE!
  • 2012-13 Retiring Accessories List . . . Click HERE!
Oh boy; tons of great products are on the Retirement List!  Yikes - lots & lots of favorites too.  Make your list for your favorites and get them before they are gone, gone, gone!
Many of these products are discounted up to 40% with Digital items at 60%!!!! 
Remember the accessories are only available while supplies last -
so don't wait; order now! 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Stampin' Up! This and That Book

I'm making a smash book or mash book with the This and That kit. Love it!! I just finished the cover. Despite taking two photography classes, I still struggle with indoor shots of cards, crafts and artwork. In real life it looks so nice. I just can't get the vibrant color and light balance.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ode To The Little Black Dress

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp set and framelits dies!!!! I have had the most fun playing with them and I have tons more ideas floating around in my head:) The last one is my favorite:)

Project Details
Teeny Tiny Wishes, Vintage Verses, Feeling Sentimental
Card Stock & Papers
Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, Raspberry Ripple, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Cherry Cobbler and Raspberry Ripple (for sponging edges)
Basic Jewels Pearls and Rhinestones,
Dress Up Framelits, Vintage Wallpaper & Lacy Fan embossing folders, Artisan Embellishment Kit

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Just Havin' Fun!

I'm soooooo excited about the new catalog coming in June!!! I'll be able to preorder some things from it on April 24, so I'll make some sneak peeks to post:)
The new In Colors for 2013-2015 are: Coastal Cabana (darker Pool Party)
Crisp Cantaloupe (lighter Peach Parfait)
Baked Brown Sugar (like a cardboard box)
Strawberry Slush (lighter Primrose Petals)
Pistachio Pudding (lighter Mint Melody)

These two cards are the lovely designs of Chiaki Haverstick. She has such a wonderful style
Project Details
 Apothecary Art
Card Stock & Papers
 Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP
  Riding Hood Red
 5/8" Organza Ribbon
 Square Lattice embossing folder, Labels Collection Framelits

Project Details
  Apothecary Art
Card Stock & Papers
 Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP
  Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray
 Blushing Bride Pleated ribbon (clearance rack)
 Lacy Fan embossing folder, Adorning Accents Edgelits

Friday, April 12, 2013

Book of Card Layouts

I found the coolest thing on Split Coast Stampers! There is a sub-forum called "Splitcoast Challenges." In this forum, there's a thread called, "Downloadable Sketch Files." There are color Sketches and Card Photos in PDF format as well as Word.  What a fantastic resource. You know, sometimes you just get in a rut, or your creative juices are simply not flowing. These sketches provide some great inspiration, soooo I printed them and using my trusty spiral binding machine, made them into a book. I decorated the cover with some retired and soon to retire papers and a current stamp set called, "Flowering Flourishes." Now whenever I need some inspiration when designing a card, it's at my fingertips!
If  you belong to Split Coast and would like to see them, here is a link.

Wanna hear something about the new Stampin' Up! catalog that's due out in June? Demonstrators got their magazine this week and we know some things {giggles} I can't show your pictures of anything yet, but I can tell you the names of the new In Colors for 2013-2015. They are sooooo pretty!! I can not wait to get my hands on them!! 

Coastal Cabana (darker Pool Party)
Crisp Cantaloupe (lighter Peach Parfait)
Baked Brown Sugar (like a cardboard box)
Strawberry Slush (lighter Primrose Petals)
Pistachio Pudding (lighter Mint Melody)

close up of brads in flower centers - the In Color Printed brads will be retiring soon

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Coming Soon: New WOOD MOUNT Cases!

Introducing Stampin' Up!'s new wood-mount stamp set cases!
I was so excited to see today's announcement!  These new cases are similar to our clear-mount boxes and fit perfectly on the shelf right next to them. They also have the images and stamp set name on the spine to make your search for the right set even easier.
Starting May 31 all wood-mount sets will come in this new packaging (with the exception of incentive stamps).

Get ready for all the exciting new products in the 2013/2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog--especially the new wood-mount boxes!

WATCH VIDEO: New Wood-Mount Cases
(watch the 60-second video closely for a couple more sneak peeks too!)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Photopolymer Stamps

We've searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we've found it. We're excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps! The new photopolymer will be an addition to our stamp line and will appeal to all types of stampers. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let's just say they're meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options. 
What makes them so great?
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time! 
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last. 
  • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time. 
  • We could go on, but we'll let you try them for yourself.
They are clearly a great choice.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Best of Flowers

I'm having fun with this new stamp set! The set that has been released for this month has me all aflutter too! One thing I love about these special anniversary sets, is that if  you buy six (save your purchase stickers) you get a free stamp set of  your choice!! How cool is that?

Project Details
Best of Flowers
Card Stock & Papers
 Tea For Two dsp, Island Indigo, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
 Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade

 blender pen

Project Details
Best of Flowers
Card Stock & Papers
 Tea For Two dsp, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
 Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze

 blender pen


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spring Has Sprung in the South!

All our flowers are in bloom, trees are leafing out, it's soooo pretty. Driving around town it looks like a fairy land, with lacy dogwoods overhead and the riot of colors produced by azaleas underneath. Then there's the scent of wisteria ahhhh. This is my favorite time of year:)  Yeah, don't ask me how I love the deep south in July and August though!! lol

To celebrate spring, I made this card by cutting 1 1/4" squares of the Tea For Two designer Series paper found in the Spring catalog. I just got the Best of Flowers stamp set and I wanted to use that too, so I incorporated 4 stamped images as squares also. I worked really hard to spread out the texture and colors spacing them just so, and wouldn't you know it, just as the glue was drying.... I noticed I had the two brads right next to each other! arrgh!!I still like it though:)

Project Details
Best of Flowers
Card Stock & Papers
Very Vanilla, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, So Saffron, Tea For Two dsp
So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder.
In Color Dahlia, Build A Brad, Brights Buttons, Early Espresso Twine, Summer Smooches Fabric Brad
Argyle and Lacy Fan embossing folders, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thursday, April 4, 2013

FREE Shipping This Weekend, April 6-7th

WOW - Stampin' Up! just announced a FREE SHIPPING Weekend.  Starting Saturday, April 6th to Monday, April 8th.
Here's a list of things to help you get organized to take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s FREE SHIPPING weekend

Introducing the New Color Refresh

Color Refresh VIDEO!
Color Refresh Flyer
You can right-click and save the jpeg file above, or go here for PDF file color comparison
IMPORTANT: Starting today (April 4th)
  • All retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. 
  • Some products may not be available to the end of the current catalog period (ending May 31st).  
  • You'll want to stock up on your favorite out-going color products this weekend and take advantage of FREE SHIPPING going on April 6-8, 2013
Download:  Wish List/Shopping List to help get organized, so you can get your necessities before they are gone!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sneak Peek Bundle: This and That

Stampin' Up! is happy to introduce a new product line called "This and That"!  It will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.  BUT they are giving us the chance to get these exciting new products starting today.
Purchase This and That products separately or get the sneak peek This & That Bundle and save 15%.
  • Special Priced Bundle Dates:  March 23-April 30 
  • Remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in May and in the new catalog, but we're only offering the discounted bundled until April 30).
  • You can get as many This and That products or bundles as you want - no limit
You can buy This and That products separately. But why would you do that when you can get all five together and save 15%?
  • 133350 Epic Day This and That Bundle $32.08
    • Includes the five "This and That" products listed above
    • Bundle only available until April 30 (will not be bundled in the new catalog) 
    • 15% Off Retail Value!
"This and That" is a new on-the-go scrapbook line; WATCH IT in action

Also, now thru April 30th: Enter to win a trip from Stampin' Up! to San Diego!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Card Ministry

Yesterday was the first meeting of the Card Ministry at my church and I had such fun! I wanted to use my rubber stamping hobby in some way that would benefit St. John's. I asked our minster and the Director of Discipleship Resources what type of cards were sent to the congregation. It turns out that they send a quite a few for various reasons. I thought by forming a group of ladies to create beautiful hand-made cards it would give us the opportunity for fellowship while creating something for others to enjoy. Our first group was small, but I'm confident it will grow. Yesterday we made 30 cards. I'm excited that we already have donations of card stock, now I'm working on envelopes.
 Our purpose is to provide hand-made greeting cards to the Church to use for:
  • Shut-ins
  • Get Well
  • Senior Birthdays
  • New Babies (to go with the Christening blankets given at Baptisms)
  • Sympathy
  • Fundraising efforts such as Honduras and Apple Fest
I only have one to show, because the rest are in the hands of our church staff:)

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Best of 25 Years!

 For Stampin' Up!'s 25-year anniversary, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets. These sets will release one set per month during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before seen image! I just LOVE this month's set, and it's only $14.95!! The butterfly image outlined in red coordinates with our "Elegant Butterfly" punch:) To see all the details click here.

Hang on to the proof of purchase sticker and adhere it to your Stampin' Up! collectors card, which is included with each stamp set. For every six Best Of sets, you can send in your collectors card for a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!