Friday, April 18, 2014

FREE Shipping starts Monday!

Just in time for the Retiring List announcement on Monday, Stampin' Up! is offering FREE Shipping on any size order placed April 21 - 25!  (This does not include expedited shipping which is still available for a fee.)  WOW -- the money you save on shipping can be used to buy more product, and that makes me HAPPY!  (Yes, you should be humming Pharrell Williams' song!)

Remember, the items on the retiring list will only be available while supplies last.  This applies to both stamps and accessories.  (In fact, the Raspberry Ripple ink refill is already sold out!)  Items in the 2012-2014 In Colors will be retired and I have no doubt that they will sell out quickly.  So, if they are on your "gotta have" list, be sure to place your order as soon as possible.  You can place your order online at  Use Hostess Code CKCZ9WBS and receive a free gift from me!

Happy Stamping,

2012-2014 In Colors

Just a quick reminder that the In Colors for 2012-2014 will be retiring.  So, we will be saying goodbye to Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, and Summer Starfruit.

And, once they are gone, they are gone!  The retiring list will be posted on Monday, April 21, but we already know that products featuring the 2012-2014 In Colors will be retiring.  So, if you need an ink refill in any of these colors to keep your ink pads "juicy" please be sure to order them as soon as possible.  I have no doubt that they will sell out, so don't delay -- place your order as soon as possible.

You can order online 24/7 at  Use Hostess Code CKCZ9WBS to receive a special gift from me!

UPDATE 4/18:  The Raspberry Ripple ink refill is already sold out!  Sorry!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Project Life + Stampin' Up! = Happy Me!!!!

I already had a "Project Life Stampin' Up! Style" class on my calendar for May, and I was THRILLED to hear this news from Stampin' Up! earlier today!  (I am still doing the Happy Dance!)

Here is the announcement from Stampin' Up! about this new partnership with Becky Higgins and Project Life:

We are so so so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.
You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.
Can’t wait that long? Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be able to order the limited selection starting April 21. So if you’re a demonstrator make sure to check the demonstrator website that day; if you’re not a demonstrator, sign up and you can order the products early too!
Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1:

I will be re-designing my "Project Life Stampin' Up! Style" classes to incorporate this new product.  I cannot wait to get my hands on this stuff!  (smile)

Happy Stamping,

Weekly Deals: April 15 - 21

Hello!  It's Tuesday, and here are the weekly deals for this week:

Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper Item # 130144
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Item # 129383
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Adorning Accents Edgelits Die Item # 125595
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$8.96 CAN

Night Of Navy 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126874
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon Item # 132982
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.71 CAN

Anywhere Glue Sticks Item # 104045
Regular Price: $3.95 US/$5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$4.13 CAN

Outer Space Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel Item # 126938
Regular Price: $8.50 US/$10.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.38 US/$7.88 CAN

Floral District Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 127211
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN

You can order these items online at  Use Hostess Code CKCZ9WBS and receive a free gift from me!

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, April 10, 2014

RemARKable Pinworthy Blog Tour: Flowers, Flowers Everywhere!

It's the second Thursday of the month, and that means it is time for the RemARKable Stampers Pinworthy Blog Tour.  Spring is FINALLY here in the mid-Atlantic -- just in time for this month's theme:  Flowers!

My first project is a decorated picture frame:

I used the fabulous Spiral Flower Die to create these roses for the corners of the frame.  The Calypso Coral rose is embossed with the Lattice Embossing Folder.  The Crisp Cantaloupe rose was spritzed with water and "smooshed" for a vintage look.  The Whisper White rose was stamped with the En Francais background stamp and Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  I used my trusty hot glue gun to attach them to the picture frame.

I added a small blob of hot glue to the center of the roses and added one of our large pearls for the center of the roses.  I love the vintage look of these roses, and they are so quick and easy to make!

I have also been teaching the Burlap & Blooms Wreath class this week, and it has been a BIG hit! Here is the finished project gracing my front door:

The kit has everything you need to create this beautiful wreath (except the raffia bow -- that was a Nancy add-on!).  All you need is a hot glue gun.  It has been a fun week of creativity!

The Burlap & Blooms Wreath Kit is in the Celebrate the Everyday Catalog.  

Burlap & Blooms Wreath Kit
133333  $17.95
Now, it's time to see what Melissa Bollinger created this month.  Just click on the link below:

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Double Circle Thinlits Card

Isn't this card just adorable?

I learned how to make this Double Circle Thinlits Card from fellow demonstrator France Martin -- thanks, Frenchie!  It is a fun card to make, and to give!  Lots of layers (you know how I love adding layers with Stampin' Dimensionals!) and I used my favorite Designer Series Paper, Gingham Garden, for the card and the custom envelope.

Here is the card closed:

And opened:

This card is larger than our Medium Envelopes, so I created a coordinating envelope with our fabulous Envelope Punch Board.  This handy tool is perfect for creating envelopes, boxes, treat containers, and more!  It is one of my favorite new tools, and I keep it right next to my Stampin' Trimmer and Simply Scored.

Envelope Punch Board
133774   $19.95
I used 2 bundles from the Celebrate The Every Day Spring Catalog to make this card.

Just Sayin' Bundle
134819  Wood Mount  $43.95
134820  Clear Mount  $37.25
Starburst Sayings Bundle
134817  Wood Mount  $44.95
134818  Clear Mount  $38.95
And, of course, my Circle Card Thinlits dies:

Circle Card Thinlits Die
133480  $32.95
I hope you like this card!  Be sure to stop back on Thursday evening for the RemARKable Stampers Pinworthy Blog Tour.  The tour begins at 8 PM ET and our theme this month is Flowers.  I can't wait to see what my teammates have created for you this month!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Deals of the Week: April 8 - 15

It's Tuesday, and that means new Deals of the Week from Stampin' Up!  Here they are:

Punch Pack Item # 118309
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Make A Cake Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item # 126742
Regular Price: $11.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.96 US/$11.21 CAN

Secret Garden Framelits Dies Item # 129372
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Summer Starfruit 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 132980
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Island Indigo Baker'S Twine Item # 125575
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Brights Glimmer Brads Item # 121006
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

Gingham Standard Stampin' Around Wheel Item # 130110
Regular Price: $6.50 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.88 US/$5.96 CAN

Recipes By Design Digital Kit - Digital Download Item # 118869
Regular Price: $9.95 /$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

 Happy Stamping,