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New Stampin’ Up! Product Available Today! Eastern Palace Suite Bundles!

Eastern Palace Suite Flyer Banner

If you are too excited to wait until June to get new Stampin’ Up! Catalog products, here is your chance to get a whole SUITE of products during the month of May! Beginning today, May 1, 2017 you can purchase the Eastern Palace Suite in a Bundle!  Choose from either the Starter Bundle or the Premier Bundle.  These products will be available separately in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog, but not in the Bundle with the FREE GIFT! So take advantage of the Bundle while you can!



Eastern Palace Premier Bundle

Notice that with each Bundle, you get a FREE GIFT!

  • Starter Bundle:  Very Vanilla Notecards & Envelopes (NEW!)
  • Premier Bundle:  Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes AND Very Vanilla THICK Cardstock (NEW!)

Get your hands on the these colorful and exotic products from the Eastern Palace Suite one month before they’re released in the 2017-2018 annual catalog!  I can tell you that the Eastern Medallion Thinlits available only in the Premier Bundle right now are really amazing!  Lots of creativity with these dies!

By purchasing one of the Bundles, you will have lots of new product to make lovely cards and projects while you wait for the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog!!




Shopping Is Good at Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Retirement Banner Sun Is Setting 2017

Shopping is good at Stampin’ Up! and only going to get better! There are stamps and products retiring to make room for new stamps and accessories. Some are discounted up to 50% off. All Bundles are retiring although some of the stamp sets and dies individually are not retiring, they just won’t be in a Bundle in the new catalog.  However, a few are cheaper if you buy them on sale individually rather than in the Bundle.  

Here’s an example:

Basket Bunch Photopolymer Bundle  Reg. 46.75

Products are only available while supplies last, except for stamp sets, which Stampin’ Up! manufactures, so they will be available through May 22.

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Banner 2017

Last week Stampin’ Up! added a ton of products to the Clearance Rack!  A lot sold out the first day and more in the following days!  However, the Clearance Rack is still open for business so be sure to check it out!  You can add Clearance items to any Stampin’ Up! order!

Eastern Palace Suite Banner

The Eastern Palace Suite is a new group of products being released to customers on May 1, 2017!  If you can’t wait until June for the new catalog, this is your chance to get your hands on many of the new products coming in the new catalog!  You will have two choices of Bundles of products! Check back tomorrow for all the details!

Eastern Palace Suite Video

Click the flyer below to see the PDF of the Bundles!

Eastern Palace Suite Flyer

These two Bundles will be available May 1 – 31 and after that the items may be purchased separately!  Notice that you get something FREE in each Bundle! Honestly, the Eastern Medallion Thinlit Dies are the real treasure in the Suite, in my opinion, so I would suggest the Premier Bundle.




Quick! Go Shop at the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack!

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack

New Items on the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack TODAY!

It’s been awhile, but today Stampin’ Up! updated the Clearance Rack so you may find some new bargains there! Believe me, some of those products are going fast!

Lots of different embellishments, ribbons, papers, a few punches, washi tape, some dies and more!

You can add any Clearance Rack items to your regular order with any current Stampin’ Up! items or retiring items, so put it all together!

If you want to shop the Retiring Products, click HERE to check out the Online Store for availability!

Go enjoy the Stampin’ Up! bargains, up to 60% off, on the Clearance Rack today!

Eastern Colors and Design Coming in New Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin’ Up!

Eastern Palace Suite Link to Video
A week from today, May 1st, you can get your hands on the Eastern colors and designs coming in the new Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin’ Up!  During the month of May, Stampin’ Up! will be offering two different suites of products that all coordinate to make beautiful cards and projects.  Click the video above (it will go to YouTube) to see a group of people gathering together to stamp with the new Eastern Palace Suite!  New In Colors, new ink pads, stamps, and more!

Eastern Palace Suite Flyer

Click the flyer above to read the details!

The Eastern Medallion Thinlits themselves will help you make beautiful projects!

These Bundles will be available to customers May 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017.  This will ease your waiting for the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog!

The Eastern Palace Starter Bundle is a little more for the beginning stamper and you receive the Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes FREE!

The Eastern Palace Premier Bundle has everything!   Besides the new stamp set, ink pads, designer paper, and stickers, it also comes with tassels and the Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies. For a FREE gift, you will receive the brand new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock and Envelopes.

Remember, these Bundles cannot be ordered until May 1st, but in the meantime, you can check out the Retiring Products List by Stampin’ Up! The easiest way to check if an item is still in stock is to look it up in my Online Store.  If it comes up, it is still available to purchase!

Watch the Stampin’ Up! video and enjoy dreaming about the Eastern colors and design coming in the new Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin’ Up!

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Quick and Easy Easter Tiny Treat Box

Quick and Easy Easter Tiny Treat Box

Make a quick and easy Easter Tiny Treat Box for a little gift or a table favor or even a decoration in your home!  And you can eat the candy later!  The Stampin’ Up! Tiny Treat Boxes make this project so quick and easy. If you don’t have any “Easter grass” to put inside, just cut narrow strips of cardstock and moosh them up with your hands, unless you have the old Paper Crimper, which is what I used to get the crinkly effect.

My project was made super-quick because I already had extra Easter figures cut out while doing another project. I had already stamped and die cut the Easter bunny, carrot, chocolate bunny and little bunnies with the Basket Bunch Photopolymer Bundle. The Bundle includes the stamp set and matching framelits dies and is on the Stampin’ Up! Retirement List. Now the Bundle at $46.75  in the Occasions Catalog has always been the best deal if you wanted both the stamp set and the framelits, but now that the Retirement List is here, it looks to me like the best deal is to buy the Basket Bunch Photopolymer Stamp Set on sale at $16.80 and the Basket Builder Framelits Dies on sale at $15.50.

This set can be used for other occasions, not just Easter, so don’t worry that you don’t have time to order and use it now!  There is always next year, but even now you can use bunnies for any happy occasion and certainly the basket and flowers. One day I made a baby card with the bunnies that had nothing to do with Easter.

The Retirement List was released yesterday so be sure to check it out early so as not to be disappointed if any products sell out early!

  • Retiring stamp sets will continue to be manufactured by Stampin’ Up! in Kanab, UT until May 22, then it will be while supplies last.
  • Some items on the Retirement List are discounted, but not all.
  • Bundles in any catalog are only priced as bundles with the 10% discount for the first year in the catalog, after that the items may be available separately.
  • Tools and accessories are available “while supplies last”.

Shop Stampin’ Up! for all the Retiring Products HERE!

Retiring Stamp Sets

Retiring Bundles

Retiring Everything Else

Check out the Retirement List  in PDF or EXCEL.

The Stampin’ Up! Retirement List for 2017 Is Here!

Retiring Stampin' Up! Products Banner 2017

It’s certainly sad to see some of these Stampin’ Up! products being retired, but it is fun to shop the retirement sale and to look forward to new products coming June 1st in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog!

Click HERE for the Stampin’ Up! Retirement List and Sale!

Click HERE to go shopping at the Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Remember, products are available “while supplies last”! However, since the stamp sets are manufactured by Stampin’ Up!, they will continue to manufacture all retiring stamps until May 22 and then they will be available “while supplies last”.

Be careful that you are not choosing one of the foreign language stamps unless that is what you want! With so many things to choose from, sometimes we choose the wrong number item!

More information later!  Just go enjoy the list and the shopping!

If you were a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you could be getting a peek at the new catalog online right now! Just buy the Starter Kit for $99 and choose $125 worth of product and you’ll be a Demo in minutes online!

Last Day of Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration 2017!

Sale-A-Bration Brochures 2017

This is it!  Today, March 31 is the last day of Sale-A-Bration! This is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year so don’t miss out!  Just spend $50 on any Stampin’ Up! merchandise and choose a FREE GIFT from the Sale-A-Bration products!  A few are no longer available but there are still plenty to choose from! No limit to the number of gifts you can earn!

Need suggestions?

  • If you ever wanted a Big Shot, this is a great time to buy one! The Big Shot comes with the platform and cutting pads for $110.  That earns you TWO FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts! If you want to buy some dies or anything else for $40 more, you will be at $150. You will receive THREE FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts PLUS 10% in Stampin’ Rewards….so at $150 you will get $15 to spend on MORE products!
  • Stock up on Adhesives!  You’re going to use them anyway, might as well get $50 worth to keep on hand….or less plus other stuff, like cardstock!
  • Stock up on the outgoing In Colors while they are still available! There could be a rush when the Retirement List comes out in April.
  • Your husband called and said you should buy anything you want today from Stampin’ Up! Go for it! (especially in $50 increments!)
  • Buy a 3-month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription on your Stampin’ Up order – or even if you subscribe monthly, put the 3-month prepaid subscription on your order and this will be used before your monthly subscription and then revert back to your monthly order. (It’s easy, really!) The only caveat is that if you ONLY order the prepaid subscription to get a free Sale-A-Bration gift, you will have to pay minimum shipping to receive the SAB gift.  So add on some other Stampin’ Up! items you want to make it worthwhile! But it’s still a way to get a free SAB gift!!

Have fun doing your Stampin’ Up! shopping today!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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New Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Choices

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration 2017

Time is sure flying by since Sale-a-Bration started in January soon after Christmas. Seems like only yesterday, doesn’t it?! And even though we knew it was a long promotion, Sale-A-Bration is so much fun getting free products that it is hard to believe that it is going to end March 31, in just ten more days!

In case you are new and hearing about Sale-A-Bration for the first time, Sale-A-Bration is the biggest promotion from Stampin’ Up!  With every $50 purchase, you get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product from the special brochures. There is the original SAB Brochure, the second release with three more products, and today — a few more items to choose from! See below!

SAB 2017 New Releases Flyer

Here are several products from the Stampin’ Up! Catalog and the Occasions Catalog offered now as additional Sale-A-Bration choices for the last days of Sale-A-Bration! If you have already placed orders and chosen Sale-a-Bration items, you might like a few new choices! The bad news is that a couple of Sale-A-Bration choices have sold out and are no longer available:

  • The Card Tin (143833)
  •  6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (143831)

Also, the Ribbon Metallic 3/8″ Combo Pack is low on inventory. It is one of my favorites!I

You must use the given numbers for the products in the flyer above, not the regular catalog numbers, in order to receive these as free Sale-A-Bration items.

Besides free products, there are other benefits during Sale-A-Bration you may want to consider! Get some orders together with friends or place your own large order and  get extra Hostess Rewards.

SAB Hostess Rewards

As you can see, with an order of $250 or more, you will receive an EXTRA $25 in Stampin’ Rewards. This can be just your own order or you can go in with friends.

SAB Join

I hope you will contact me if you have any questions about perhaps joining Stampin’ Up! and starting your own business. It can be a rewarding opportunity, both personally and professionally, whether you choose to work hard and build a highly successful full-time business or whether you just order for yourself and possibly a few customers. If you love Stampin’ Up!, you will love being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! Read more HERE for some basic information about joining Stampin’ Up!. I’m happy to answer the additional questions or concerns you will have. During Sale-A-Bration, through March 31, you will get to choose two free stamp sets in addition to the contents of your Starter Kit.

Now it’s time to get your Stampin’ Up! order together and choose your FREE Sale-A-Bration products with EVERY $50 increment of your order! Don’t delay, because more of your choices could become unavailable. But now you have some nice additional products to choose from!

Shop Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration HERE!

Choose New FREE Sale-A-Bration Items Today from Stampin’ Up!

SAB 2017 Glimmer Paper Cards

Beginning today, you can choose from three NEW Sale-A-Bration products during the big Stampin’ Up! promotion going on through March 31. Just spend $50 on any Stampin’ Up! products and choose one FREE Sale-A-Bration item from the special brochure or the 2nd Release Brochure! You get to choose a free item for EVERY $50 you spend on your order, no limit! Just to make Sale-A-Brating more fun and exciting for you, Stampin’ Up! released three new choices today! Of course, all the other Sale-A-Bration free choices are also available.

Check out these new releases in THIS Sale-A-Bration Brochure today!

  • Reverse Words Stamp Set (wood – 143326, clear – 143319):  Two words in a watercolor wash type background.
  • Make a Medallion Photopolymer Stamp Set (143274):  These coordinate with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.
  • 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (143831):  Four sheets of each color – Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum.  These coordinate with the suites in the Occasions Catalog.

Watch this video with Shannon West in the Stampin’ Up! Home Office showing off the sparkly new Glimmer Paper!

Now go check out what you want to order so you can get your hands on your free Sale-A-Bration items!

Shop Stampin’ Up! Online HERE  and choose your FREE Sale-A-Bration products with every $50 purchase (before shipping and tax)!

New Sale-A-Bration Choices Coming Tomorrow!

SAB 2017 Banner

We are about halfway through Sale-A-Bration, the biggest promotion of the year from Stampin’ Up!  Sale-A-Bration lasts until March 31, 2017 and since we are midway, Stampin’ Up! is introducing THREE new product choices you can get FREE with a $50 Stampin’ Up! purchase! You may have noticed the teaser in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure earlier!

Tomorrow, February 21, you will ALSO be able to choose one of these three new items with each $50 increment in your order, no limit!

A favorite, I would guess for sure, might be this new 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack!

SAB 2017 Glimmer Paper

If you like medallions, you will want the new Make A Medallion Photopolymer Stamp Set to make cards like these!

SAB 2017 Medallion SU

And one more stamp set, Reverse Words, to make fun greetings like these:

SAB 2017 Reverse Words SU

More details tomorrow on all these new products! All the current Sale-A-Bration items will continue to be available, so you will have lots of choices with every $50 purchase!

Have fun Sale-A-Brating with Stampin’ Up!


Making a Birthday Card With Easy Adult Coloring

Making a Birthday Card With Easy Adult ColoringMake a birthday card with easy adult coloring using the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (143830) during the biggest promotion Stampin’ Up! has, Sale-A-Bration! Sale-A-Bration is in full swing now and we have about another month and a half to go. During Sale-A-Bration with every $50 purchase, you will get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item from the special brochure.  One of the items you can choose is a pack of the Inside the Lines Paper which fits in with the adult coloring trend.  There are different patterns in the package of paper so you can choose what you like. There are many ways to use this paper as well.

At first glance you might think the only way to use this designer paper is to color every single image in the design.  You certainly CAN do that but it might take awhile. However, coloring is supposedly a stress-reliever so it might be good for us to do that on some of the pages!  If you are looking for an easy adult coloring method to make a card, just grab a sponge and color across the card with various colors of ink, or color randomly around on the card.  There is no wrong way.

For this card, I started with a Calypso Coral card base. Then I randomly chose five ink colors: Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz. I started sponging a line of ink going across the card front, the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper, until I’d used all the inks and filled the card.  I did go back, since the card base was Calypso Coral, and sponged a little of that color in between each of the other colors.  I should have stopped before I did that, but it is okay! No one else is going to look at that card and say, “She never should have sponged that extra Calypso Coral on to the card!”

Inside the Lines Adult Coloring Birthday Card

The greeting is from the Better Together Stamp Setfound in the  Annual Catalog. I die cut that with the oval in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. For an embellishment, I added the Pool Party 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.

I think my card turned out very pretty and was easy to make, if not a little messy on the fingers! Try the Stamping Sponges and cut them into smaller sized pieces if it suits your purpose. Some stampers have a  quarter or smaller piece of sponge designated for each Stampin’ Up! color. Always start lightly sponging, you can always add more ink.  This way you don’t get the color too dark to begin with.

To see another way to work with this Inside the Lines Designer Paper, check out how I made a card in THIS POST.

With your next $50 Stampin’ Up! order, you might consider choosing the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper to make projects like this Easy Adult Coloring Birthday Card.

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Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Flower Card

Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Flower Card

One of the easiest things you can do to relieve stress is to do some coloring as in my Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Flower Card! There are all kinds of articles about how coloring, as we did as children, is a great outlet for stress relief and anxiety. Other crafts and things you do with your hands can also be, but at least with coloring there is no creativity necessary, you just color in the picture that is already in front of you. Perhaps that is why Stampin’ Up! came up with this Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (143830) for a free item you can choose during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 or more purchase.  You’ll find it on page 11 of the brochure.

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year and one that dates back to the early days of Stampin’ Up! It has even become bigger and better from when I first joined Stampin’ Up! and we had a small pamphlet with, I think, four or maybe six stamp sets to choose from. Now we can choose from stamp sets, paper, ribbon and even a card kit! For every $50 you spend on any Stampin’ Up! products in the regular annual catalog or the Occasions Catalog, you can choose one free item in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Just look for the items marked with the pink hot air balloon. Other products mentioned in the brochure are for sale to help you complete your project and are pictured as suggestions. Look for the hot air balloon with the word “Free!” on it!

There are no limits to your spending!  For EVERY $50 you spend, you choose one Sale-A-Bration item. If your order reaches $150, you also get Hostess Benefits! A big order of $250 or more will net you at least 10% in Hostess Rewards PLUS an extra $25.00 to spend! Go together with some friends if you want to be the Hostess and try to reach a big order. Even non-stampers can use some ribbon or Paper Snips scissors or other products!

So back to my Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Flower Card!  I cut a piece of the 12″ x 12″ Inside the Lines Paper to layer on a piece of Basic Black and then a card base of Melon Mambo. I could have colored the whole card, but for today I just chose this one flower to color and stand out on my card. I used the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen . No stress! Coloring is especially easy with the Watercolor Pencils because you don’t have to completely fill in the space. Go back over the coloring with the Blender Pen and the tiny bit of moisture in the Blender Pen will spread and blend the color you have laid down. Very easy and soothing, I think!

Not necessary, but just for fun I used my Wink of Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add a little sparkle. Unfortunately, you can’t see the glitter on this photo except maybe up by the leaf and the bee. I also tied a piece of Melon Mambo 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon around the card for an accent. I didn’t add a greeting to the front but I might just stamp a greeting inside the card or leave it blank so I can write a note. Remember, if you have a dark card base, just cut a piece of Whisper White to layer on the inside on which to write.

There are many ways to use this Sale-A-Bration Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper, from plain to fully colored.  You choose! Place your $50 or more Stampin’ Up! order and choose this Inside the Lines Paper as your free item! Then when you feel stressed, anxious, or depressed get out your favorite coloring medium and color at least a portion of the paper. Let me know if you find that relaxing and comforting! Perhaps part of the stress relief factor is because coloring takes us back to our childhood.

When you get your pack, look for the page I chose for my Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Flower Card and try just coloring a portion of the flower images.  After you are all “zen” perhaps you will go on to do some other stamping projects!

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Get “Carried Away” During Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration

Carried Away Card Class

Do you want to get carried away during the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion? Look at all these cards you could make with the Carried Away Designer Series Paper available FREE in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure on page 7 with a $50 purchase. If you have another $50 purchase, you might like to choose the free Card Tin on page 14 in which to keep your cards handy!

You’ll need Whisper White cardstock for the stamped images and four colors of cardstock for the card bases:  Peekaboo Peach, Smokey Slate, Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder. And you’ll use each of the twelve patterns of the designer paper on the twelve cards.  For ink colors, you can use Night of Navy instead of Smokey Slate plus all the rest of the colors that match the cardstock. You will also need White and Navy Baker’s Twine.

To stamp the images to coordinate with the paper, you will need the Lift Me Up Stamp Setavailable in the Occasions Catalog. You can also use the Banner Triple Punch if you have it to punch the flagged ends of the little banners, or you can just cut those with your scissors. Half of the cards are designed to fold at the top and the other half to fold at the side as we usually make. It really doesn’t make any difference as they are both the same size in the end.

Check out the Stampin’ Up! video below with Brandi from the Home Office with all the details on how to make this set of cards.  Have some Stampin’ Up! Envelopes ready and decorate your Card Tin!

There are lots of other fabulous cards and projects you can make with the Lift Me Up Stamp Set or take it a step further and get the Bundle which includes the framelits. If you purchase the Bundle and a little bit more, you will have your $50 to earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

I love it when Stampin’ Up! provides such a creative idea with full directions for us all to follow! Use the same type of layout with other papers and stamp sets and make your own, too!

If you need any supplies, you can order online or contact me and I can place your order for you.

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Fun Ideas With the Any Occasions Stamp Set During Sale-A-Bration

From now through the end of March is Stampin’ Up!’s favorite promotion – Sale-A-Bration! During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 you purchase from Stampin’ Up! (no limit!) you may choose a FREE product in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  The free choices are highlighted with a pink hot air balloon beside them.

One of the stamp sets you may choose is the Any Occasions Stamp Set, a stamp set of little banners you can make for many occasions. You’ll find it on page 14 in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

Enjoy the Stampin’ Up! video above to see the ideas and tips for using this stamp set!

Need a Sale-A-Bration Brochure or the new Occasions Catalog?  I have a few copies on hand right now.  Just email me at with your contact information.

Just put in your $50 or more order at Stampin’ Up! Online!

Hit the Christmas Sales….At Stampin’ Up!

After Christmas Stampin' Up Year-End Closeouts Sale

Time for the After-Christmas sales today – but don’t forget the Year-End Closeouts Sale at Stampin’ Up!  Go ahead!  Pick anything you want!  You’ve worked hard to make Christmas good for everyone else, now it is your turn!

Want to know what will be retiring from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog?  Be sure to get what you want before the last day, January 3, 2017.

Holiday Catalog Retirement List

Shop the Holiday Catalog HERE!