Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Retirement Lists are Up!!

Today is the day that Stampin' Up! releases their retirement lists.  So sad to see some of my favourite stamp sets going away.  But after looking at the catalogue (I can't wait to share it with everyone when the time comes), there is going to be so many new and exciting items to play with.   I just finished placing my sneek peak order.  Hopefully sometime next week I will have some new, product in my hot little hands.

Below you will find the links to the PDF files of the retiring product.  First will be the the stamps, they will be available to order until May 31.   The accessories list is marked as while supplies list.  Once these items are gone they are gone for good.  Some of the accessories are discounted from 25% to 60% off!  And I just noticed that some of the discontinued cardstock and watercolor crayons are already out of stock.

Retiring Stamps can be found HERE

Retiring Accessories can be HERE

Contact me via email: or comment below, or place your order through my personal Stampin' Up! website HERE

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Vintage Card Swap Fun

Dear friend and fellow CraftdBear Team member, Margie, hosted a vintage card swap.  And I love vintage, how could I say no.  Perfect opportunity for me to break out the Postage Due stamp set I bought myself a couple of months ago.   Love it!!  And all the cards I received back are absolutely gorgeous.  Thanks to all the ladies who participated in the swap.  I have a stack of ideas to work with, and cards ready to give away for birthdays etc.  

Here is my contribution to the swap.   I like vintage because you can get messy and dirty with distressing and smooching.  I decided to add some colorful butterflies for a pop of color.  

Supplies used in the project are:

Stamp Sets:  Postage Due, Papillon Potpourri, French Foliage and Teeny Tiny Wishes

Classic Ink:  Basic Black, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray.

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake

Ribbon: Riding Hood Red 3/8" Taffeta, and Basic Gray/Basic Black two tone 1 1/4" Ribbon (found in the current spring catalogue)

Punches:  Jewellry Tag, Elegant Butterfly, and Bitty Butterfly (found in the current spring catalogue)

Misc:  Gold Glow Smooch Spritz, Stampin Distress Tool (found in the current spring catalogue)

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my little corner of the blogging world.  I love to hear from you.  Comments and suggestions for a project you like to see are all welcome.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Color Refresher

Things are gearing up for the arrival of the new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalogue.  One of the changes in the coming months will be refreshing our color selection.  We will still have Brights, Subtles, Regals and Neutrals, but some colors will be going away to make way for one brand new color and some of the popular in-colors will be added to the core collection.  And yes, change can be difficult for all of us, but also with changes comes new exciting options.    I will admit when I first the read the list, I got a little anxious to see some of my favourites going away.  I am most upset seeing Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink and More Mustard leaving.  But on the other hand I am thrilled to see Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry being added to the core colors. In the chart below you can see what is being added and what is being discontinued.  All colors that are being discontinued are on a while supplies last basis.  That includes EVERYTHING in those colors, paper, ink, ribbon, etc.  Now is your chance to stock up on what you love before it is going going gone.

One more piece of exciting news to tell you.  This weekend, April 6-8 we will be having FREE SHIPPING on EVERYTHING!!  That includes even the specials this month such as the This and That product line, our new photopolymer stamp set, all Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets etc.  I will be placing my order on April 7, I won't be around on April 8.   But you can also place your order online through my Stampin' Up! website, just follow the link HERE   Or email me: 

Keep watching my blog as more information will be released over the coming weeks of what items will be discontinued.  And hints at some of the exciting new things to come.

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