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Grab your Greetings 25% of 3 Sentiment Stamp Sets

Today is the BIG DAY, at NOON today you can order from the New 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog.  Not only is that exciting but there is also a 25% off sale three of our greeting sets!  No limits and get them on any order type (workshop, customer, demonstrator, or online). 

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Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set




Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set








Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set




Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set








Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set




Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set



Stampin up catalog 2013-2014
View or Download the New 2013-2014 Stampin Up Catalog



Secret Garden Card Class 4-2012
The "Happy Birthday Wishes" is from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set, It has been my go to stamp set for any small greeting I need when making homemade cards.


Oh Whale Stamp Set Stampin Up

When I need a larger greeting for my hand stamped cards, I have grabbed the Sassy Salutations, I love the fun and wispy look.  And if you love this little whale - you better rush to my online store, today is the LAST DAY to order the Oh, Whale stamp set.  Wood Mount 129129, Clear Mount 129132.  This stamp set is featured in the Occasions Mini which ends at Midnight Tonight (Moutain Time).

Place an online order of $50 or more and I will ship to you absolutely free the New 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog. (*one catloag per person.)

Click here to view more hand stamped cards featured on my blog! 

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Week 15 Retiform Technique How To

This is one of  my husbands favorite techniques.  Now he sees a lot of cards, and it isn't often he comments on one in my stamping room.  I had the today's card from the video sitting on the window sill, and when Tom (my hubby) came home from work he said,  "this is really pretty, did you make it?" as if I don't make really pretty cards (smiling). I thought it was interesting since in my video this morning I commented on how much he likes this technique and I guess he really does.  What do you think of it?



Today's video is a bit longer to give good detailed instructions on how to do this technique.  I like to keep them under 5 minutes but with today's that just wasn't possible, you can always fast forward through the parts that you do not need to watch completely.   Hope you enjoy.



Retiform stamping technique
Completed card using the retiform technique

 Retiform, Technique Week 15 Booklet Page

Download Supply list for Retiform Card


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The Natures Walk is a great set to use for many different occasions and is on this years retired list.  This is your last chance to order from the 2013 Retired List. The Stampin' Up! Retired List promotion ends June 3.  I am keeping this very short and sweet - just wanted to share the card I made using Natures Walk for one last time before it retires.  

Check out Natures Walk stamp set in wood by clicking here 

Natures Walk in clear mount here!

Retiring Stamp Set List

Retiring Accessories List

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Stampin' Up! New Catalog Gingham Garden Patterned Paper & Kind and Cozy Stamp Set

Gingham Garden Paper, Kind and Cozy Stamp Set, Stampin UpSeveral times a year leaders from Minnesota and surrounding states get together for a Shoe Box Swap.  It is much like a Pot Luck with cards.  Each person brings a "shoe box" or something similar with the items and products pre-cut to make their card.   Then everyone moves around and makes one of each card.  It is so much fun to see all the variety.  

The theme for this swap was pre-order products.  A perk of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is being able to have products early before they are released.  I was not able to attend this months shoe box swap - the card above is one of the cards I mailed in to participate in the swap.  They will stamp theirs, and within the next few days I will receive 33 hand stamped cards - how cool is that?

Only a few more days left to order from the 2012-2013 catalog - don't miss out on your favorite items that are left.  Some have been discounted up to 60% so don't miss it!

Click here to check out all retiring products! 


Stamp Set Kind & Cozy available starting May 31
Itty Bitty Banners stamp set
Bitty Banners Framelit
Gingham Garden Designer Paper (double sided patterned paper) available May 31
Melon Mambo Paper
Whisper White Paper
Night of Navy Paper
Daffodil Delight Paper
Silver Glimmer Paper
Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad
Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad
2 1/2 Circle Punch
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Owl Punch 

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Retired or Deceased Stamp Sets?

I had to laugh the other night, after my customers were finished making the cards at one of my workshops, one of them asked if I had the Deceased list.  It took me a few minutes to realize she was asking for the list of retiring stamp sets and accessories.   While I did laugh, it is true, we are losing some of our favorite special stamp sets. On of my favorites stamp sets that I will miss greatly is Just Believe.    

Just Believe Stamp Set
Here is one of the cards we made at the workshop, I think everyone that attended workshops this month purchased this set if they didn't already own it.  You only have until May 31 to purchase this set.   


Just Believe stamp set, cool vase with oval punch
Here is the other card we made using the set.  Love this little vase using the oval punch and cutting the bottom off flat and then the top at an angle - added the little cross stitch through the center of the vase with the with one of the Needlepoint Embossing folders from the Occasions Mini Catalog.


Fiji 2013 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip
Just wanting to let you know that the Technique How To (is on vacation for two weeks and will be back the week of the 28).  When we returned from the amazing Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Fiji two weeks ago I developed some Vertigo from the long plane flight and with the end of the catalog year it has set me back a bit, but will catch up soon.

Want to check out more amazing photo's from the trip visit my Facebook Page

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Sneak Peek, soon to be released Stampin' Up! Wildflower Meadow Stamp Set & Embossing Folder

Yesterday I shared the Framed Art and 12 x 12 page along with several cards that we made at my Diva & Dudes Stampers event.  Here is another card we made using the Wildflower Meadow Stamp and the coordinating Embossing Folder.   

Wildflower Meadow Stamp
I embossed the card base with the Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder.  For the stamped image I used Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker to color the stamp along with Old Olive.  Then I stamped the Enjoy (Fabulous Phrases) in Night of Navy on Daffodil Delight Cardstock and punched it out with one of my all time favorite punches Jewel Tag Punch.  

Jewel Tag Punch Stampin Up

The Jewel Tag Punch is perfect for any card or project where you need just a little something extra. This punch is on the retirement list and is only available while supplies last. If you would like to have this little punch in your collection be sure and order it today at my online store.   While I won't be able to share this punch at my Stampin' Up! classes it will stay in my collection for my personal use. 

Wildflower Meadow Stamp
Finishing touches using the Basic Jewel Pearls and the mini silver brad on the tag. 

Gingham Garden Patterned paper Embossed
On this card I used the Wildflower Meadow Stamp set and Embossing folder together.  I stamped the Wildflower and then placed the folder over the stamped image and ran it through my Big Shot to give the stamped image a 3D effect, VERY COOL!  What do you think of this great new combo?

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New Stampin' Up! Product used to make Framed Art, Scrapbooking and Card Making

There is something for everyone when it comes to Stampin' Up! Products.  Maybe you love to decorate your home or preserve memories with scrapbooking or create happiness by sending a hand stamped card.  No matter what your desire is I would love to share with you some options.  

Kind and Cozy Gingham Garden New Stampin' Up! Products Framed Art

Framed Art with Gingham Garden Designer Series Patterned paper and Kind and Cozy Stamp Set, both of these will be available starting May 31, in the new 2013-2014 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.

Framed Art Measurements: Whisper White 12" x 12", Pear Pizzazz 8 1/2" x 8 1/2",  Mat 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", Small Square 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"

Diva Day Projects 031Add a few photos to capture some memories!


Gingham Garden Patterned Paper ButterfliesFor those who love to send a warm greeting you can make several different options the Note Cards while small can be mailed with standard postage. 


Gingham Garden Patterned Paper 1
Standard hand stamped card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"  will brighten any day!


Kind and Cozy Stamp Set
3 x 3 gift card to enclose with a special gift. 

During the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to Fiji, Glenda Travelstead shared during the Share Fare, the idea of the little stamped squares to use for so many fun and different applications - a little bit of something for everyone.   

A little bonus for you if you love these projects and can't wait to make your own, place and an order through me starting May 31 or at my online store for the Gingham Garden Designer Paper and Kind and Cozy Stamp set I will send you FREE a PDF file with photo's and measurements for the Framed Art, 12 x 12 Scrapbook Page, 3 - Note Cards, 3 - 3x3 Cards and 3 - Standard Cards. 


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Mystery Hostess Earn Free Stampin' Up! Product

Mystery Hostess Online Party! Limited time offer!

Place an online order of $50 or more using the HOSTESS CODE**  7YAFFPAU  and have your name put into a drawing to win the Mystery Hostess Credits.  PLUS 52 assorted hand stamped cards with envelopes for you to send one each week for an entire year!

Stampin up hostess benefitsEven if I do not draw your name everyone placing a $50 order or more will receive 3 hand stamped cards from me (while supplies last).

Have a long wish list?  If you are ordering $150, you do not need to use the hostess code, you will automatically be a winner and receive the hostess benefits called “stamping rewards” based on your order total (see chart above) plus some hand stamped cards!  Just pick out the FREE Product of your choice before you finalize your order.  PLUS:  When you place your order for $150 or more you will receive 26 assorted hand stamped cards from me along with envelopes while supplies last!  Once you place your order it will ship directly to you**.

Stampin up productAll the orders placed using the code will be combined and the hostess benefits will be calculated based on the order totals. It includes ALL products at my online store (catalog items, Clearance Rack items and promotional items, retiring items,  PLUS My Digital Studio downloads - PLUS My Digital Studio print products.  25% off select downloads and Print Products until June 15, 2013.


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Download Wish List and sit down with your favorite beverage and start dreaming!  I will close the “Party” on May 15th and a Mystery Hostess will be chosen by random drawing.  I will then email the winner to let them know how many dollars in Stampin’ Up! product they have earned.  The winner will have 24 hours from the time I send the email to let me know their hostess selection.  

If you have never placed an online order with me all you need to do is visit my online store and set up and account and start to order. 

If you have placed an order with me in the past and I am your current demonstrator of choice you can just visit my online store and start to order. 

How to shop at my online store: 

  1. Go to my Online Store
  2. Choose an item you wish to purchase and Click the “add to bag”.
  3. If you have the order number just enter it in the search box and hit enter and then select the item and “add to bag”.
  4. Add your Hostess Code as shown below.
  5. Be sure to click APPLY or the code will not be entered.
  6. Continue shopping and adding items to your cart.
  7. After you enter your last item number, be sure the hostess code info is still showing at the bottom of your screen.
  8. Click Checkout to complete your order.

This Special is valid May 7, 2013 – May 15, 2013 (regular shipping and tax apply)

 Enter your HOSTESS CODE 7YAFFPAU in the box as shown below.

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Week 14 Easel Card, Technique How To Series

Technique How To 002Had an amazing time at the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to Fiji - a lifetime experience. While a little jet legged I am happy to share with you this weeks Technique How To, the Easel Card.  Later this week I will share more about my amazing trip!  That's the Ticket has a coordinating punch, stamp and punch and you have the perfect tickets for this card!  


Technique How To Easel Card Stampinup
I am in love with the Silver Basic Designer Buttons (from the Occasions Catalog) featured on this card.  They come in two sizes, and this one is the larger one.   



This style of card makes a great card to display a photo also.  I hope you enjoyed this weeks Technique How To and don't forget to download...

your FREE Technique Booklet Page!

Download Easel Card Supply List & Measurements

The oval on this card is done with the Oval Collection Framelits.  Don't know how to use the framelits?  Watch a dear friend Donna Griffith from the Stampin' Up! home office show you how!


Hope you enjoyed today's project, be sure and stop by my 24/7 online stamping store if you have any stamping needs on your wish list!  

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What's coming soon to Stampin' Up! and what will be leaving?

Oh Hello Stampinup stamp set

Vintage dimensional flowers attached by tulle, just snip how many you need and you have the perfect embellishment to compliment the Stampin' Up! Oh Hello stamp set.  Put the vintage flowers on your next Stampin' Up! order before they leave at the end of the month at my 24/7 online store.

Stampin up vintage flower trimThey are very easy to color with classic ink and a dauber, or simply use your Stampin' Write Marker and color them directly.  The Happy Birthday is from the stamp set Perfect Punches - and it is just that perfect!  This stamp set will retire the end of May, so you won't want to miss getting your own either in wood or clear mount.  

I have such a hard time deciding wood or clear, wood or clear?  This is one set I would purchase in wood since you punch them all out with an array of coordinating punches, so lining it up is not necessary. You might be saying, but the clear mount come in those cool classes and are such a storage saver which is true.  But I think Stampin' Up! has the perfect solution... 


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.

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