New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal May 5 2015

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for May 5 through Monday, May 11.  Great punches and ribbons to choose from, plus the cute Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper! And if you’d like to make your own small gift boxes, the Gift Box Punch Board is for you!

While you are shopping, be sure to check the current Retired List of stamps and accessories:

Stampin’ Up! Retiring List PDF

Since Stampin’ Up! will no longer be carrying My Digital Studio, the digital design papercrafting software, the software and all the downloads are 30% off! Since the software was already a fantastic price at $20, it is now more than a bargain at only $13.97. I would REALLY suggest you pick this up just to have on hand because the software itself contains SO much artwork and content for you to use. And it is easy enough to learn. Then look through the downloads (or even just pick up some downloads you like to use with just your computer) and choose special things you like and might want to use in the future. My Digital Studio is not just for scrapbooking! You can make anything you like with it!

Check out the downloads available for My Digital Studio and the software!

My Digital Studio PDF

My Digital Studio Software

Check out all the great Stampin’ Up! products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store! Remember, retiring accessories are only available while supplies last!

Star Wars in Golden Canyon in Death Valley

Golden Canyon Star Wars MDS

Made in Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio

May the 4th Be With You!  Apparently to Star Wars lovers everywhere May 4th has become Star Wars Day (#StarWarsDay).  Who knew? And now that I am on the mailing list for Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley, I received an email the other day highlighting May 4th as a good date to visit Death Valley where some scenes from the original Star Wars movies were shot. The email describes the scenery in Death Valley as “otherworldly”  which is a perfect description. At times you look out and think you are on another planet or the moon or who knows where! While my family thought some of the sites we visited looked like locations for Star Wars, we didn’t know the movie makers had actually shot many scenes there!

Just this past March we took a trip to Death Valley, CA with two of our children. Although I was not enthused about the trip in the first place, Death Valley National Park turned out to be magnificent (as all national parks we have visited have been)! The scenery is awesome and majestic, to say the least, and the setting so isolated and different than most of us ever see. You would certainly want to check the temperatures and weather before you plan a trip as it was hot enough when we were there in mid-March! The wildflowers were in bloom, and of course at higher elevations the temperature was just about perfect!

Any trip with my husband has to involve hiking, nothing major, but just easy hiking. In Death Valley there are plenty of canyons to explore. We went to the ones we could easily reach with our rental car and one of the best is Golden Canyon. It IS “golden” inside and around every corner is another incredible view. Now we wish we had known about the Star Wars filming there so we could have looked for the exact spots. As I looked through my photos again to see if anything matched one particular view we saw online, I thought of making a page in My Digital Studio with this photo of my son and seeing if I could give him a Star Wars light saber! This Stampin’ Up! software is easy to learn and use and with a few punches filled in with color and grouped together, I had a light saber! Then I added a text box and happened to have a Star Wars font I could use for the title! I didn’t attempt the proper clothing, but I’m happy with what I made! I can have this printed out into an 8 1/2″ x 11″ scrapbook page or frame it as a picture.

Stampin’ Up! will no longer be carrying My Digital Studio in about a month, but you can still purchase the software and/or any of the downloads just to have and use yourself. Just because Stampin’ Up! will no longer sell it or support it doesn’t mean we can’t use it!  The software comes with a ton of content plus you can add any downloads that you particularly like from the vast selection. You can even use just the downloads on your computer. It’s not just for scrapbooking so you can get a lot of use out of My Digital Studio in many ways, such as cards, flyers, photo books, party favors, calendars and more. Print projects yourself or take them to any print shop after Stampin’ Up! stops offering printing services.

To check out My Digital Studio, just click HERE.

Only $13.97!!

Extra My Digital Studio Downloads!

All discounted 30%! No shipping!

Wildflower Meadow Butterfly All Occasions Card

Wildflower Meadow Butterfly All Occasions Card

One of the retiring stamps is Wildflower Meadow with a matching embossing folder, Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing FolderThey are discounted now on the Stampin’ Up! Retiring List so check them out! Wildflower Meadow is very pretty although I know I didn’t use it as often as I could have. It’s a large background stamp so I actually prefer the wood-mount verson which is a little easier to use I think.

I decided to use the Wildflower Meadow stamp in kind of a monochromatic look on this card, stamping the Crumb Cake card stock with Crumb Cake ink.  You could also use Versamark Ink for the same look. The card base is Soft Suede. I wanted to see a pretty background but I wanted a butterfly to be the focal point.

The butterfly is a piece of paper from the Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper which is so pretty with its Metallic Gold and is discounted 50% on the Stampin’ Up! Retired List also! The butterfly is die-cut with the Butterflies Thinlits Dies. I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishments for the butterfly’s body and just adhered it with a Stampin’ Dimensional (a thin scrap from the edge of the Dimensional page to fit) so the butterfly would look 3D. Then for just a little more embellishment I added a strip of Venetian Crochet Trim across the bottom.

This card could be used for almost any occasion so I decided to leave off a greeting until I need to send the card and see what I want to put on it. It certainly could be used for Mother’s Day which is coming up next Sunday, May 10, 2015. It could also be birthday, thinking of you, get well, graduation, sympathy, even a wedding card.

Go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store now and see all the great products and certainly many discounted prices available!

Petite Petals Top Note Thinking of You Card

Petite Petals Top Note Thinking of You Card

Lots of times when I start out, I don’t know what I will end up with, even when I THINK I know what I am going to make! This card with Petite Petals is another example! I just like this stamp set, and I own the wood-mount set. Although I like all the other kinds of stamps, there is something about holding that wood block in your hand and stamping with it that feels good!

I planned to use some pattern from the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper so I chose the Daffodil Delight card stock for the card base. Then I found this Whisper White piece cut with the retiring Top Note Die in with the scraps so I decided to use it on this card.  The Top Note Die was one of the things I was totally surprised to see that it was retiring! It seemed to be really popular, but I guess it ran its course. The greeting is from the Four You stamp set and is on the retirement list. I think it is a very useful stamp set so grab it while you can!

And then I had fun just stamping and stamping a bunch of flowers with the Petite Petals in the Brights colors.  I used Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda BayRich Razzleberry, and Melon Mambo. The Petite Petal Punch made it super easy to get all those flowers cut out perfectly! Some of the flowers I adhered flat with Glue Dots on the Top Note Die and some I popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. And for a finishing touch, I added some Brights Candy Dots for centers on some of the flowers. Sometimes you have to know when to stop!

Check out the products that are retiring HERE!

Check out the Stampin’ Up! Retired List HERE.

Check out the Stampin’ Up! Sortable Retired List Excel HERE.

Starburst Sayings Happy Day Card

Starburst Sayings Happy Day Card

Starburst Sayings is one of the stamp sets on the Stampin’ Up! Retired List that I was so surprised to see on there! It’s a fun stamp set to use and can cover many occasions from congratulations, birthdays, anniversaries, new baby, encouragement, and even weddings. All it takes is using the appropriate colors, papers and embellishments.  Dress it up or dress it down, as they say! You can use circle punches with several of the stamps if you don’t mind punching inside the starburst edges.  Use the matching Starburst Framelits Dies to use with these stamps or just paper.

The Starburst Sayings Stamp Set is discounted on the Retired List right now or you can purchase the Bundle with the stamp set and the framelits and save a little money.

Starburst Saying Stamp Set Images

Here’s another card I made awhile back with one of the other sayings:

Starburst Sayings and Retro Fresh

This card is from last year and has retired paper and trim on it, but you can easily change it with something current.  You can read that blog post HERE.

To shop for any of the Stampin’ Up! Retired products, just go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE.  You can choose Stamps or Accessories. Click the View ALL dropdown box so that you can just scroll through all the products rather than having to go to the next page and the next.

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for April 28, 2015

 

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal April 28 2015

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Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for today, April 28 through Monday, May 4, 2015. Wow, is it really going to be May so soon??! Three fun punches, especially the Sweetheart Punch for hearts.  Hearts are like stars – you can always use them!! I just used the Retro Fresh This And That Washi Tape on my card I posted yesterday. This is your chance to get the Fry Box Die at a discount which will make all kinds of cute projects! Pick up some of the gorgeous Hello Honey ribbon before it is gone! And if you haven’t yet tried the Fast Fuse Adhesive, you might want to give it a try with the discount. It might take awhile to get the hang of this adhesive, but I think I have it now and I’m liking it. It’s a little more temperamental than SNAIL Adhesive, but it sticks really well.

Click on the photo or links above to shop.  You can add these items to a regular order along with any current, retired or Clearance Rack products.

You can also add My Digital Studio software or downloads to your order! Remember, My Digital Studio (MDS) is going away, but it doesn’t mean you can’t own it and use it. If you buy the software you will have PLENTY of content to keep you busy for a long time, but you can also choose any of the extra and newer downloads that appeal to you. The good thing about MDS downloads is there is no shipping charge and you can access them immediately!

And I would especially suggest you get the Project Life digital downloads! Not only can you scrapbook and make other projects digitally with these, but if you own the physical card kit and want more copies of a certain card, you will be able to print your own with these downloads.

All MDS downloads are discounted 30%!

Check out the Stampin’ Up! Retired List!

Shop all these great deals at Stampin’ Up! Online!

 

Label Love Happy Birthday Card

Label Love Happy Birthday Card

Is it really going?  Label Love Stamp Set? It’s on the Stampin’ Up! Retired List so I guess it is true. This was a set that even if I wasn’t planning to use it, the greetings were so “usable” that if I couldn’t find quite the right thing, this set would usually fill the bill.

Label Love Stamp Set

As you can see, the sentiments cover just about everything! And even better, this stamp set coordinates with the Artisan Label Punch. This punch is also retiring and is discounted. Of course it is only available while supplies last as are all the accessories. On this card, I actually cut out the stamped label and then punched out a piece of Coastal Cabana card stock for the layer behind it. You could also color the edge of the stamped image and punch out and it would look like a layer. To make the label stand out a little bit, I punched a piece of Tangerine Tango with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch.

The card base is So Saffron with a Whisper White layer on which I have adhered Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape for a little background.  I wound up some Coastal Cabana Thick Baker’s Twine to put behind the label, which is kind of “in style” now. For the little bow, I took some White Baker’s Twine and used my Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker to just put some stripes on the baker’s twine to make it match my project. For a little pizzazz for this birthday card, I punched some stars with the star punch in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack out of the Champagne Glimmer Paper.

I think almost everything I used on this card is retiring so be sure to check the list and availability. Don’t wait too long because you never know what or when something will sell out. Stamps, however, will be available throughout most of May.

Here are the lists again. If Stampin’ Up! has updated the availability, you will see an X in the last column meaning it is no longer available.

Stampin’ Up! Retired List PDF

Stampin’ Up! Retired Sortable Excel List

Don’t forget about My Digital Studio!!  You don’t pay shipping on these digital products and you access them right away.  But you do put them on a regular order with any other products you want.  They do not have to go on a separate order just for MDS.

Retired List My Digital Studio PDF

Retired List My Digital Studio Excel

Visit my Stampin’ Up! Online Store today and choose the Retiring Products you can’t live without!

 

Don’t Miss Out on My Newsletters!

For the Birds Mailbox

Are you on my Mailing List? If not, you missed out on getting all the news that we know so far about the Stampin’ Up! Retiring List, links to click to get your own list to print, info about My Digital Studio and why you might want it, the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals, and more!

My monthly newsletter has all the latest Stampin’ Up! news and any deals, plus several projects with complete instructions and maybe some stamping or papercrafting tips and techniques. You won’t see these projects on my blog or Facebook page, they are just for my subscribers.

Occasionally I send out an extra newsletter, such as this last one about the Retirement List, but usually I only send one at the beginning of the month and one mid-month. I know people get lots of emails. But sometimes I want to be sure my subscribers have the latest important Stampin’ Up! information!

When you subscribe to my newsletter by filling in the red Sign Up box, you will also receive my free gift, “A Dozen Creative Gift Wrap Ideas”. You can use these ideas with whatever card stock, paper, ink and accessories are current and put your own twist on them if you like!

After you subscribe, you will receive an email asking you to CONFIRM your subscription.  You MUST open this email and click the link inside to officially be on my list. This is just “safe” email practice you’ve probably seen with other companies to guard against spam and other nasty stuff. So be SURE you watch for that confirmation email (usually within a few minutes) and after you click on that you will receive your FREE GIFT. Let me know if you don’t receive this confirmation email or have any trouble with the process.  It’s surprising how many people sign up but don’t complete the process and I can’t contact them and remind them to do so!

Don’t just be a lurker!  Join us by signing up for my Mailing List today!

For The Birds Little Red Wagon Card

For The Birds Little Red Wagon Card

One of the stamp sets on the Retirement List is For The Birds, which is kind of a shame because it’s one of those nice stamp sets, pleasing images, all-occasion greetings and easy to color in.  You can also stamp the image in just one color and leave it plain without coloring it in and make a monochromatic card.

In this card, I used a Mossy Meadow card base and a piece of designer paper from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack for the layer. The image is stamped with Jet Black Stazon Ink on Whisper White.  The wagon, flowers, and bird are colored in with Stampin’ Write Markers and Blender Pens. Isn’t it fun to feel like a little kid again while you sit and color?! For a  little sky color I just sponged on a little blue with a Sponge Dauber in the background.

When I found a little scrap of Real Red that was already embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, I tried it as a layer under my stamped image and thought it worked. This Polka Dot Folder is retiring also!  I use this one a lot so will be sorry to see it go! It’s a good all-purpose/want-a-little-something embossing folder!

For a finishing touch I added a small bow made with the Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon.  I thought it finished off the card nicely. When the card was finished, I felt very satisfied with the colors and look of this card! It’s nice when that happens!

To shop for all the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products, check out this section of my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

Stampin’ Up! Retiring List PDF

Stampin’ Up! Excel List (by page number)

And don’t forget to check the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!

Easy Way to View the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products

How to View All the Products on the Page

I just remembered a tip for viewing items in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

For example, if you clicked on the page for Retiring Accessories HERE, the page would probably display 12 pictures of products and then at the bottom you would have to click on the next page and the next page to view all the pages and products.  And it only displays about 5 pages at a time, so you might think you were at the end.  You would then have to click on the three dots to continue on.  A little confusing!

To make viewing easier, if you look at the photo at the top of this post, over on the right side and underneath the “Retiring Accessories” banner, you see the drop down menu for Show: and Sort By:  If you click the drop down arrow for “Show:” and change it to “ALL”, then that page will display ALL the retiring accessories on that one page and you only have to scroll down to see them all, not change to the next page and the next.

Try it and you won’t miss out on seeing ALL of the retiring items!

Shop Stampin’ Up! Online HERE

Last Chance Lists & More!

Stampin' Up! Retired Products

Yesterday was kind of a crazy, rushed day to say the least with the Stampin Up! Retired List coming out, new Weekly Deals, the Stampin’ Up! website crashing, and an eye doctor appointment to go to in the morning when all this was happening!

So let’s slow it down and take it one step at a time today!

Here is the official Stampin’ Up! Retired List that came out yesterday.  Just click on the links. The print is small and you’ll probably need to zoom in to look at it online.  But keep reading.

  • Retiring List PDF  (this list has been updated since yesterday with x’s in the boxes of products that are Not Available).
  • Retiring List Larger Print Sorted By Page Number (This one is not updated with unavailable products and a few page numbers may be incorrect). But if you want to mark your catalog, this one works better!
  • Easiest perhaps:  Just go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE and you can scroll through the products.  Anything Stampin’ Up! is no longer selling will not be listed or the product number will not work.  Lots of discounts!

Retiring products will only be available until June 2, or while supplies last.  Due to high demand, retiring stamps will be produced by Stampin’ Up! until May 26.

My Digital Studio

My Digital Studio is being discontinued by Stampin’ Up! much to the chagrin of many customers and demonstrators. BUT, if you are interested, all digital products are discounted! It’s not too late to buy the software and have it, especially since it is discounted.  You get SO MUCH CONTENT to use. You can use it to just print out words or greetings.  You don’t even HAVE to use it to scrapbook. Make cards, make party favors, calendars, photo albums, just print out a stamp you don’t own. Check the downloads and see what you want. You CAN use it without the software, but gee, the software now is only $13.97. Such a deal! Even if you just have it on hand!

Clearance Rack

New items were added today on the Clearance Rack, not too many though! Check it out and add anything you want to your order along with your retired items.

New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for April 21 – 27. Add them to your order along with Retiring Products, Clearance Rack, My Digital Studio, everything!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal April 21 2015

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Let me know if you have any questions or need any help with your order! If you see accessories you want, especially, be sure to order them SOON, so perhaps you won’t miss out! Stamps you have a little more time on!  Email me:  Karen@KarenStamps.com

Have fun shopping HERE!

 

 

 

The Stampin’ Up! Retired List Is Here!

Last Chance for Retiring Products

Stampin' Up! Retirement List Banner 2015

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Here are the lists! Click on each link.  You may need to “zoom” in to read the small print! CTRL + will do it, or go to the Zoom function in your settings.

  • Lots of discounts so don’t wait too long to put in your order for things you REALLY want!

Retiring List PDF

My Digital Studio PDF

*Note: Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps until May 26 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last).

Enjoy this Stamin’ Up! video of their favorite retiring products!

The Stampin’ Up! website is going to be very BUSY today so please be patient (as patient as we CAN be anyway!!). It’s running a little slow this morning! So much excitement!

Shop Online at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE!

Email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com  if you have any questions or need assistance with your order!

Diagonal Paper Strips Thank You Card

Diagonal Paper Strips Thank You Card

One of everyone’s favorite things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is receiving the Stampin’ Success Magazine. Inside we will find the latest Stampin’ Up! news and products, stamping tips and ideas, business tips and more.  The part I love, of course, are the pictures of samples of cards and other projects! This thank you card is based on a card I saw in my new magazine, although I changed it up a little. I made a regular size card and used the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper cut in 3/4″ strips and adhered on a diagonal on Whisper White card stock.  The card base is Daffodil Delight.

To make the card, I just laid out the strips of paper so that they covered the Whisper White down to the bottom.  If you miss a little bit, like I did, just trim it off later. I stamped the greeting from the Fabulous Four Stamp Setpart on the Whisper White and part on the designer paper strip.  I got lucky just eyeballing it, but you could be more precise with the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig. I only put a little bit of adhesive on the back of that first strip until after I did the stamping, so in case I messed up, I wouldn’t be ruining the whole card! But as I said, I got lucky!  The ink is Blackberry Bliss, one of the coordinating colors of the designer paper.

For a little embellishment, I added a bit of Gold Baker’s Twine. You could also use the Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, as I did in another card I made while I had the supplies out.

Here’s how I laid out my strips on the Whisper White layer.  Then I just trimmed off the excess strips. This is easier than trying to measure exactly!

Making Diagonal Paper Strips

For any stamping supplies in the regular Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog or the Occasions Catalog, please visit my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Thinlits Multicolor Butterfly Card

Thinlits Multicolor Butterfly Card

Yes, Stampin’ Up! has the long-delayed Butterflies Thinlits Dies in stock now and ready to order! And to make up for the long delay, Stampin’ Up! has this special offer, available only until April 30:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at a 15 percent discount and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

The background layer on this card is actually made from the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, which you can choose FREE with the purchase of a Butterflies Bundle. The paper is embossed with white patterns so that when you apply some ink over the paper, the embossed pattern will pop out! Then just wipe with a tissue to clean it off and get off any excess ink.

The multicolored butterfly is made by sponging on several colors of ink on Whisper White card stock and THEN die-cutting with the butterfly thinlit. It will be a surprise what your butterfly will look like! Really fun to do!  Then I placed it over a Tea Lace Paper Doily adhered to the card.  The butterfly has three Candy Dots on its body.

If you want the Butterflies Thinlits, don’t hesitate!  Go get them at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store while you can get a discount!  Be sure to check the Weekly Deals for this week, ending Monday night.Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals April 14, 2015

Calling All Heroes Stormy Night in Houston

Calling All Heroes Stormy Night in Houston

We were having such a stormy night in Houston, Texas last night that I got the idea to make a stormy card with the Calling All Heroes Stamp Set right in the midst of the lightning, thunder and buckets of rain. Those lightning bolts in the stamp set popped into my head, plus the tall buildings for a skyline, as well as the word bubbles that could serve as angry clouds.

In spite of looking dark gray in my photo, the card layer is actually Basic Black. At first I stamped the buildings in one of the gray inks, but they barely showed up. Then I thought of stamping with Versamark Ink and embossing with Clear Emboss Powder using the Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool. It made the buildings show up subtlely in the dark and stormy night, and they certainly were soaked in rain!

I stamped the “word bubble” stamps in Memento Ink on Basic Gray cardstock and cut out with my Paper Snips. I stamped the lightning bolts also in Memento Ink on Crushed Curry card stock and cut out.

I was stamping this card in the midst of this storm with all kinds of thunderstorm warnings and flood warnings beeping loudly on the TV plus on my cellphone, the lightning was flashing like crazy, and it was raining harder than I’ve heard it in a long time. So I had plenty of inspiration going on around me!!

Just as I finished photographing the card, the power went off!  All these years we have been on the lucky side of the street with the power, for the most part, even after hurricanes, but lately something has been wrong and the power has been off several times as they made repairs. Last night I didn’t hold out much hope that it was going to get fixed any time soon and it didn’t.  It came back on about 7 am today, which was great.  Thank goodness for a charged laptop and a small battery TV so we could keep up with the weather and watch some of the late shows before bed. Not to mention doing some reading with a flashlight.

The good thing is, stamping does not require electricity (except for heat embossing) so any time your electricity is off, you can still stamp by a window or with a flashlight!

The other good news is the Calling All Heroes Stamp Set, which I surprisingly love, is good for stormy nights and not just super heroes!

And maybe the best news of the weekend, if you saw my late post yesterday, is that the Butterflies Thinlits Dies are available again! Due to the west coast port situation, plus the delay of unloading the ships and finding a truck to transport them, Stampin’ Up! has been out of them for ages.  But the Butterflies arrived yesterday in Riverton, UT and are available now! To make up for the delay, Stampin’ Up! is offering them at a discount OR if you want the already-discounted Bundle with the coordinating Butterfly Basics Stamp Set, you can choose a free Sale-A-Bration item (while supplies last!)

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Butterflies Thinlits Dies Are Here!!

Butterflies Thinlits

After a (very) long migration, the Butterflies Thinlits Dies have landed in our warehouse and are now available for purchase!

You can take advantage of two special offers through April 30:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at a 15 percent discount and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

Of course you can purchase the Butterflies and more at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or I can always put the order in for you!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Work of Art Butterfly Thinlits Card

For more information on this card, read my blog post HERE.

Hooray It’s Your Day Card Kit Video

I love watching Stampin’ Up! videos, especially ones done by Bonnie from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office! Watch how she tells about this Hooray It’s Your Day Card Kit and shows some samples of cards you can make!

Then go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and order your kit!

I’ll keep you posted on the Butterflies Thinlits and Bundles and the Stampin’ Up! special offer and let you know when you can order these long-awaited products!

An Easy Sheltering Tree Card

Sheltering Tree Card

Want to make an easy and fun card with the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set? Make a lovely pastoral scene with the Sheltering Tree. This stamp set, which is photopolymer, has a lot of little pieces that make it fun to play with!  Since it is photopolymer you can see through the stamp and know that you are placing your stamp where you want it. But you don’t need to use all the pieces if you want to make a simpler card.

The card base is Baked Brown Sugar, layered with Pistachio Pudding and then Whisper White for the stamped layer. I stamped the tree trunk in Early Espresso and the leaves with Pistachio Pudding ink plus other greens markered on with the Stampin’ Write Markers. That didn’t show up that well so probably not worth the trouble, but you could try doing it with a little more contrast. Next I stamped the swaths of grass in Pistachio Pudding and Old Olive for some contrast, you could do just one color easily. Several good greetings come in the stamp set so you can choose the one you like. I stamped mine in Early Espresso.  The rake is also stamped in Early Espresso.  I put the rake in the scene because I raked up some leaves and broken twigs this morning on our sidewalk.  Not one of my usual activities! But I was in the mood!

The little blades of grass are also a stamp in the set.  Kinda fun to stamp those around.  And for a final touch, I sponged some Soft Sky ink around the background for some sky and additional color.

Lots you can do with this set, including making some framed pictures for home decor!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals if you missed them on Tuesday.  These are good until Monday, April 20.

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals April 14, 2015

 Shop Stampin’ Up! Online anytime, day or night!

Butterflies Thinlits Just Because Card

Butterflies Thinlits Just Because Card

Stampin’ Up! was hoping these Butterflies Thinlits Dies would be available today, but not quite! Here is the update from Stampin’ Up! hot off the press:

We have received notice from our supplier that the container with the Butterflies Thinlits Dies was finally unloaded from the ship; however, there is a shortage of trucks, which has delayed the container being picked up. We have secured a truck to pick up the container, and, as of now, it is scheduled to be delivered to Stampin’ Up! on Friday. We will post an update as soon as they are available.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we continue to await their arrival!

So hang in there! Stampin’ Up! is trying as hard as they can!  I will continue to keep you updated.

In the meantime, I made this card the other day, playing with the butterfly thinlits and the Sale-A-Bration designer series paper, Best Year Ever.  Such an easy way to make multicolored pretty butterflies!  And once these butterfly thinlits become available, Stampin’ Up! will have a special offer for you:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)

My card is an odd size. The card base is 6 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, folded in half, so the card is 5 1/2″ x 3 1/4″. I don’t even know why I made this size, but there it is! I stamped a couple swooshes on the background with Work Of Art before I adhere the die-cut butterflies. The greeting is stamped from the  And Many More Stamp Set, chock full of greetings just like my favorite greeting stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes!  And I added some bling with both Rhinestones and Pearls!  Why not?!

Stay tuned for more updates about the Butterflies Thinlits Dies so you can purchase them or the Bundles as soon as they are available!

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New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals April 14, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals April 14, 2015

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals good today through Monday April 20, 2015. Click the link or the photo above to view in my store!

With Mother’s Day coming up in May, you might want to pick up the Mother’s Love Photopolymer Stamp Set on the Deals this week! Of course it is not just for Mother’s Day, it can be for any time! And I have to mention the Handheld Stapler – yes, you probably have a stapler, but I just LIKE this cute stapler! (You do need to buy the staples in addition!) Of course all the other framelits and the Pansy Punch are worth owning as well.  If you are in to washi tape, you might want to try the Birthday Bash Designer Washi SHEETS.  You can cut larger pieces, or use framelits, or use them in many creative ways!

Keep in mind, the Retired List is due to come out next week. If you want any of the outgoing In Colors, especially the ink refills if you already have the ink pads, everyone suggests you beat the rush and order them ahead of the Retired List coming out. Those are items that usually sell out fast.

Haven’t heard any more, but Stampin’ Up! was hoping to have the Butterflies Thinlits back in stock tomorrow, April 15 with a special offer, if you missed those during Sale-A-Bration. Stay tuned!

Go check out the new Weekly Deals in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!