Monday, April 21, 2014

Retirement List, Free Shipping and Free Project Planners!

It's HERE!
The 2013-2014 Catalog is retiring in a few weeks and today, Stampin' Up has released the list of everything that will not be returning in the new catalog!! You can see the entire Accessory List here and the Stamp List  here. You can shop all retired items HERE, 

Remember, all the 12-14 In Colors are going to be leaving us! Boo! I love these colors! These will be some of the first things to sell out I would suspect.

As an added AMAZING bonus, Stampin' Up is also offering FREE SHIPPING on everything!! But, it starts today and ends Friday, so you have to act fast! Remember, the items on the Retired List are only available while quantities last!! So, truly, you must act fast to ensure you get the things you want!

If you choose to do your Retirement List and Free Shipping shopping with me, I am offering a FREE Project Planner of your choice with each $50 you spend! But, you have to use the hostess code X7JNEXYJ

Here are just a few things that jumped out at me this morning:

Backyard Basics Bundle- $36.50

And that's just a tiny scratch on the surface my friends!! There is SO MUCH on the list!! 
Please let me know if you have any questions or need any help getting your shopping list together. 
Have a GREAT Monday!!!

Flower Frenzy
Happy Hexagon
Papillon Potpourri 


Friday, April 18, 2014


Have you heard about Blendabilities yet? They are Stampin' Up's new alcohol markers. And, they aren't available yet. They will be available to Stampin' Up Demos on May 1, and SU customers on June 2. And,  Scrapbook and Cards Today will be featuring a several-page spread of Stampin' Blendabilities in their issue that drops April 26, 2014.

As a member of Stampin' Up's Artisan Design Team, I received these this week to get a start on some design ideas. They are AMAZING!! They do take some practice, don't get me wrong, but once you play with them you get the feel for them easily. And, lucky me, my mom (who is an Artist in real life and an art teacher) is here for Easter! She was able to give me a few pointers on shading and blending. Here is one of my first attempts. 
Super cute!! That shoe! I love it but haven't used it. These markers were the perfect thing I needed to get that shiny look I wanted. I used the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities to color and shade. I also use the Color Lifter. Not bad for a beginner, but I do have a lot to learn. I can't wait to practice more!

This cute little shoe is from the Making a Point set. It is a Hostess set and you can only get it if you place an order or host a workshop of $150 or more. And, it will only be available until June 1!

I will have many more samples with the Blendabilities in the coming months. I have lots of learning to do and I do plan on sharing what I figure out with you. So, stay tuned and check back often!! Thanks for stopping by today!

Flower Frenzy
Happy Hexagon
Papillon Potpourri 


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Paper Bird Cage

Hello everybody! Whew! What a week! At school, we've had Field Day and a Field Trip! I need about 6 mo hours of sleep! Thank goodness tomorrow is a school holiday! Yay!

Do you have a day off? Would you like some crafty goodness to play with? Don't forget about all of my project planners! My Flower Frenzy Project Planner is perfect for this time of year! 

Here is another project that is featured in the tutorial. It is based on an Artisan Project I did last month. 

The flowers featured in this little bird cage are from Simple Stems. 

You can find this and 11 other step by step tutorials in my Flower Frenzy Project Planner

12 3D Spring related Flower Projects
Step by Step instructions with full color pictures along the way!

Another good one for this time of year is the Papillion Potpourri Project Planner

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Did you hear Stampin' Up's big announcement?

I was lucky enough to receive this in my Artisan box yesterday. I am IN LOVE!! I can't wait to get started on this! You can see the video all bout Project Life by Stampin' Up here. 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello, Sailor- AWW

Welcome back to another round of the Stampin' Up Artisan Wednesday Wow Blog Hop! I think this week's project are my favorite from this box. I am really in a nautical mood lately and I think it's because I have the SU cruise coming up in just a couple of weeks! So, playing with the Hello, Sailor stamp set helped me get even more excited about our upcoming days at sea!

I started with a basic idea- Night of Navy Chevron background.... Crumb Cake Cardstock...little red cluster in the bottom corner. And from that basic idea, I created four different cards!
Not only did I use the Chevron background stamp and the Hello Sailor set, I found that the Tape It set was a nice partner as well. It helped me start my "little stack of goodies" and build up from there. This one also includes two little die cut arrows (framelits) and Core'dinatons cardstock. 

The next one added in a little Baked Brown Sugar washi tape stamps. And, I used my Stampin' Write markers to color the stamp. Colorign stamps with markers is an easy "wow" you should try!

The next one includes a Full Heart punch from the Real Red Core'dinations cardstock. And a loose linen thread bow BEHIND the stamped image. This is very trendy right now. I see lots of little twine nests on cards all over Pinterest!

Do you see how my chevron stamp didn't quite stamp all the way in the corner.. .I could have considered that an oops.. but I actually loved it!! Very distressed look. And it was an accident! Love when that happens!

The last one includes the ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet set. I saw a sign online with this LOVE design and had to make a card using it! So cute! 

So as you can see, the Hello, Sailor stamp set can create a variety of fun cards. Each is simple, relatively similar, yet very different card. I love this set and thinks it really lends itself to masculine cards. 

Ok, now you're on to your next stop. Go check out what my friend Jane Lee has on her blog today. Make sure to leave her a little blog love before you leave! Have a wonderful week!

12 3D Spring related Flower Projects
Step by Step instructions with full color pictures along the way!
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