Project Life, Retiring Stamps & Weekly Deals

Hi all! Lots to tell you today!

I had sent an email to my customers last week with these updates and this am, SU threw me a little curve ball!

So I’m need to make a quick modification.  See the update in blue below:

Important Stampin’ Up Dates to remember:

April 21st: The Retiring stamps and accessories list comes out! That means if there is anything on the list you want, better get it quickly before they are gone. Accessories sell out fast but can sometimes be found on the clearance rack a year later. (they come in from other countries we sell SU in)

*** New this year:  Stamps and accessories that are retiring will be “as supplies last”!  That is a huge announcement from SU . We know that the accessories sell out as supplies last. However, in the past for retiring stamps, they usually just make more on demand.   NOT this year.  If you want a retiring stamp set, better get it quickly!  They are serious when they say “While Supplies Last”

May 1st:  I can preorder my cases of new NEW SU Annual catalogs. They should arrive 2nd week of May then I’ll begin mailing them out to customers.   To be sure you are on my mailing list for the new catalog, go HERE to sign up. (if you are a demonstrator or have a demonstrator that you use regularly, be sure to ask her for one)

June 1st: Last day to order from the Occasions mini catalog

June 2nd:  Our NEW annual Catalog begins! Customers can start ordering from the new catalog on June 2nd at noon MT (2 pm Eastern time)

June 4th: Last Day to order from the SU Retiring List.  SU has extended it to overlap just the retired list with the new catalog for any last minute ordering additions.


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Stampin’ Up has an exciting new collaboration!

If you are a scrap-crafter, you will know the name Becky Higgins. She is a scrap icon!

And you may have heard of Project Life…Watch this video from SU:

(you may have to return to my blog to view if in your email)

You can read more about it HERE

and see the first line of products that will be available May 1st!


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Good from 4/15 – 4/21 Only

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 If you don’t have the 2 border folders or the accents edgelits, I would definitely hop on those!

They are good card making staples!



Woodgrains and Weekly Deals

Hi all!  I made these 2 cards a while back for a sketch challenge using the Stampin’ Up scallop tag topper punch.

I do love that Woodgrain background stamp!  Everything on these are Stampin’ Up:


For this one below, I used So Saffron card stock and ink with the Woodgrain stamp.  I punched the tag from the embossed SU paper called Naturals Composition. Coral, Garden Green and Saffron markers for the flower (from Simple Stems)  and Baked Brown Sugar ink for greeting.

The card below is square, 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Crumbcake card stock and ink for the woodgrain stamp, Pacific Point for the circle image. (I haven’t used Pacific in a really long time!)  Soft Suede cs for the scalloped tag, embossed with the honeycomb folder. The little gold pearls are just the white pearls and I colored them with my gold Sharpie pen. Then I threw a few sequins on there.

Where’s the flower stamp from?  Serene Silhouettes, page 64 of the SU annual catalog.  I hadn’t used that stamp from the set at all but the others are well used!


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Here are this week’s Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals!  4/8-4/14 Only.

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Here’s my 2 cents on this week’s deals:

I think the Punch Pack is a staple! I use those 3 a LOT.  I’m worried they are on sale since it may mean they are retiring in May when the Retiring stamps list comes out.  I hope not or if they do, I sure hope they replace them with something as great!

The sparkle glimmer brads (they should really be called glitter brads) are fun but the legs sometimes stick together.  I have to use my paper piercer to pry them open since they are ‘glimmered’ all the way down the legs.  Annoying but the brads look nice once you get them on the card :)

Can’t go wrong with Baker’s Twiner, ever.

The Gingham Wheel is a nice border.  I unmounted mine and use it on a block (members, see my video in Stamping School)

I used the SU mounting foam after I ripped it off the wheel.  I use them so much more that way!

That “make a cake” stamp set is small.  I got it free at a conference 2 years ago and it’s still unused.  The tiny butterflies are useful but I have yet to use the cake.  Maybe it’s just me.

The Secret Garden framelits go with the Secret Garden stamp set on page 94 and also 2 of the stamps from the Simple Stems in the Occasions catalog on page 33.  I hope this means that they are making more flowers to coordinate with it for the next catalog?

To see them in my shopping cart and read details, click HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Go Stamp Something…


Want the new 2014-2015 SU Catalog? Sign up here!


 The NEW annual Stampin’ Up Catalog will go Live on June 2nd!   Want one? Me, too!

I will be able to pre-order my cases of catalogs early in May and get them mailed out to you once they arrive,         probably around the 2nd week in May.

Sign up HERE on my catalog page to be on my mailing list to receive your free copy.  The form will email me automatically so I can put you on the list!  This probably doesn’t need to be said, but just in case:  If you have your own demonstrator that you use regularly, ask her for one.  If you don’t have a regular demo, see below:

Local customers that I see monthly:  I will get one to you in person!

Long Distance Customers:  Yours are free from me if you have ordered from me in the last year.  I’m asking that you fill out the form to be sure your mailing address is correct.  Some stampers order from other demonstrators besides me so I will not be automatically mailing them out this year.  To be sure you get one from me, fill out the form.

New Stampers who haven’t ordered with me but want a free catalog:  I will mail you a free catalog and a prepaid envelope to mail me back $5 to cover the shipping costs.  I will include a $5 coupon to use for a future order with me.

You can sign up HERE on my catalog mailing page.

FYI…The Retiring Stamps List will be out on April 21st!

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The WEEKLY DEALS from Stampin’ Up are pretty good this week!  Love the denim ribbon, love the flowers die, too!

If you saw my Stamping School videos this past Sunday, I used the Lace Details tape on a cool card with the Naturals Composition paper.  I must’ve had a dream or something it would go on sale!

Off to prep for some classes!  Go stamp something, Linda

2 New Photopolymer Sets & Weekly Deals

Stampin’ Up introduced 2 new photo-polymer stamp sets today. (those are the see-through clear stamps that come on a sheet with no case)  They are both on trend with their hand drawn, doodled style.  To see the flyer to print their true size (both on one sheet), click HERE

pp cute pieSweetie Pie, Set of 12 for 13.95  # 136849

(I do hope they come out with the rest of their bodies soon:)

PP framesSweetie Pie Frames Set of 14 for $13.95   # 137121

and on to this Week’s Weekly Deals! Some good ones this week, too…

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To see them individually, go HERE .  Once there, click on each item for description and item number.   Of course here are m 2 cents on this week’s deals.  The circles dies are a good deal but you get more circles with our Circles Collection Framelits instead.  If you are wanting to cut fabric or metals or thicker craft materials, then these dies are the way to go.

The Dress form Pop -n Cuts will need the base to pop into. See page 188, for 39.95.  You will also need extended cutting plates for your Big Shot to cut it all.

Love the 2 embossing folders and the Set of 2 mini folders on sale this week.  The mini set of 2  measure 4-1/2″ x 2-7/8″ each and the oval coordinates with the Extra-Large oval punch we still sell.

The Peek-a-boo die is a great deal, too.  I still use mine and it can’t go out of style. It creates windows and doors, perfect for Advent calendars, etc.  Uses standard cutting plates.

Off to work on this week’s Stamping School videos.  I have NO idea what to create this week and being on vacation has gotten me off my stamping mojo.  Send me some artsy vibes!


Inspiration and Weekly Deals

Here are this week’s weekly deals!  Scroll down for some recent swaps and a little inspiration, too.

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To see the details, click HERE

Click on Weekly Deals or you can browse the clearance rack, too!

Matt and I have our 9 year anniversary this week!  On our first date we ate dinner then walked over to a book store. We sat on a bench and looked at magazines together.  I showed him stamp magazines and explained what I did and he showed me Drum magazines.  Kind of a funny thing to do on a first date but it was so easy and comfortable that I knew he was special. (AND the fact that he didn’t snicker when I showed him the stamp magazines!)

On to the stamps!


This is a Z fold card I stamped recently, using the Vivid Vases, watercolor paper, and modern Medley.  I colored with inks and Aquapainters.


20140304-080059.jpgLOVE this swap I received from Kimberly Allen.   She used Core’dinations paper embossed with the mosaic folder, sanded and watercolored the Peaceful Petals flowers.

20140304-080105.jpgSee how she colored the leaf in yellow first then added green?  Really makes it pop.


Remmeber the old technique Spirelli?  Julie Ross, a demo on our team here in FL, made this fun card.

Our Starburst Framelits are perfect for it!

Go Stamp Something!


Stampin’ Up On Sale Feb 25-Mar 3

Here are this week’s Deals!

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Note from Linda:  This framelit is also offered as a bundle with the coordinating stamp set, Backyard Basics page 79.  To get the stamp set with this deal, order Clear Mount # 129528 or wood mount # 129255
The clear mount bundle with stamp set and framelits is 36.50. Using this weekly deal and ordering seperately is 36.66 so it’s 16 cents more.  I would highly suggest getting the bundle instead with the coordinating stamp set!

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See them all in my shopping cart HERE

There are LOTS of other products not offered in the big catalog or the Occasions seasonal catalog.  Hard to keep up with it all so here are quick links in case you missed something:

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Stampin’ Up’s gift with purchase is still going on thru March 31st!  Spend $50 and choose one of 12 free gifts.

Go HERE to see what you get free and read all about extra perks.  If you have been thinking about being a hobby or business demonstrator, there’s a sign up bonus of $25 more product in your kit!

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There’s a new card making kit called “Hip Hip Hooray”.  20 cards for $19.95!  See the details HERE

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There is a new photopolymer set called “Sans And Stripes” to add to the ever growing photopolymers.

To see all 14 sets, go here.

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SU has added more items to the clearance rack.  They can sell out fast on popular items so don’t dilly dally if you see something you want!  See all items on the Clearance Rack HERE

Time for breakfast!  Linda

February 18 Weekly Deals and New Clearance Rack Finds

The Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up Feb 18-24, 2014weekly deals feb 18I also noticed today that SU has added some new items to their retired bin Clearance Rack!  FYI, you can now order these in person at a class or workshop, not just online.  Jot down the numbers and bring to class!

clearance  rackHere’s a tip for finding the NEW items added:

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Use the Sort By to change to NEWEST!  If you haven’t been in a while and to see the steals, search by LOWEST .

vine street folder

This is a great find!  Vine Street Embossing Folder only $2.39!  Item # 130492

organza ribbon crThis is great ribbon for only 3.99.  It has a satin-y middle and a touch of white organza along the edges.  10 yards each spool!

8x8 album8×8 ring album, Daffodil Delight print, with 10 pages! Acid and Lignin free. Just for the 8×8 page protectors, 5.99 would be a normal price so it’s like getting the album free :)

Ok, you go look for yourself HERE to see all the NEW things and if you want anything, just email, call me or shop online HERE.


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