Hello Sweet Sugarplum!

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LOVE this new In Color! It’s a softer orchid, almost pink but not quite purple either. It’s called Sweet Sugarplum and will be available in the new annual catalog beginning June 1st.

Every year Stampin’ Up brings on fashion forward colors called In Colors. Trendy and around for just 2 years.  You can see how the new In Colors are perfectly on trend this year!  Below are all of our new colors in one shot:

talbotsBelow I paired it with Always Artichoke, a deeper green with the mossy hues. I love the stamp set called Wild about Flowers (see my links at end of post) along with the brick embossing folder.

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Here’s a sneak peek stamp set called Sitting Here. You saw more of it on my last post showcasing Dapper Denim. If you look closely you can see the new ribbon, which has a pretty shirring but it’s not elastic, so it ties nicely.

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Another favorite combo color is the Sweet Sugarplum and Dapper Denim together!  Such an easy card but looks like you went to a lot of trouble:)

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Pardon my blue background – having light issues today but I got tired of messing with it and decided it’s ok not to be perfect!  Just show the cards:)

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Black, white and Sugarplum are snappy together ! I added a layer of vellum card stock to help take up some blank space behind the greeting.

This little balloon punch set will be retired at the end of May, so get them before they are gone.  (see end of email for shopping details)

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For this card, I wanted to show all 5 In Colors together with the new In Color Washi tape.  They are fun together but I still like a little space in between the stronger colors!

Here’s a list of what is available now and we will have to wait til June 1st for the new colors!  You can order online in any of the links below or email me.  Linda  

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Introducing Dapper Denim 

Hi All!

I’ve been away from blogging for a few weeks with the stamping convention in Utah and a trip to see my customers and team in Florida.  I finally feel caught up and can share some SNEAK peeks with you!

It’s a tricky time of the year for me as a Stampin’ Up demo.  We still have another month before the new annual catalog begins on June 1st.  Stamps and accessories are retiring so I need to be sure you know what going, what’s staying and also the beautiful Occasions catalog is still active until the end of May.  I don’t want to get too ahead by showing too much new stuff you can’t get yet but also excited to show you a few things to get you ready for the new catalog!

If you haven’t yet, you can view and print my Excel Retired List HERE

I was lucky to be chosen as a Display Stamper for the On Stage convention in Utah! Here we all are after setting up before the conference began.  So fun to work with such talented stampers!

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We have a Pinterest Board for our samples displayed if you are on Pinterest!  I don’t have mine all on there yet – hoping to do that today!  You can view it HERE

Today I’m sharing Dapper Denim!

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(note the cute new stamp that can be a badge or a bird cage that coordinates with a new punch!)

It’s a little bit in between our retired colors, Midnight Muse and Not Quite Navy. I like it!

This stamp set is called Sitting Here.

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The swing is stamped in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake card stock. I used an exacto blade to cut out the slats on the swing.  I scored some wainscoting on whisper white paper, every 1/2″ and 1/4″.   I stamped the sleeping dog on So Saffron card stock using Basic Gray ink. I used a blender pen to add saffron shadows.

I love the pops of our new In Colors, Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy, on the pillow and cushion!  I also fussy cut around the flower pot so I could have it sit in front of the wainscoting on the ‘floor’. Here’s a close up:

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Here’s another sample, this one is smaller sized about 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″. This one was fun! I added a leg to turn the swing into a bench. Rather than mask the basket and cat, I just cut a slit in the basket and nestled him in.  I love how our Brick Walk folder works as a background on the blue.

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I also used the pillow as a type of tile flooring!

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This next one is an easy one!  No fussy cutting:)  I just stamped the swing and bird in Soft Suede in on Crumb Cake card stock.   I love the Dapper Denim and the Crumb Cake together with a pop of white.

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This one below is pretty easy with cutting out only the cat to sit on the bench. You can see a peek of the new In Color ribbon here, too! I stamped the swing on Very Vanilla and used blender pens/ink pads to color in.

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I love the Petite Cafe Bags for easy gift giving (and they are food safe).  I added the new Dapper Denim designer series paper (2016-2017 In Color assortment) diagonal strip and the Balloon Celebrations set. You can see a snippet of the new Dapper Denim ribbon also.

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Here’s a close up of the glitter. I dotted my fine tipped glue pen and sprinkled on some silver glitter.

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 I’ve included a few links to products available now to create the gift bag! The Dapper Denim blue won’t be available til June 1st but you can create these in any color of course!

I’ll be back in a day or 2 to highlight the next new color, Sweet Sugarplum!

Linda

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Updated Retired list by Excel

This is an update to my post a few days ago. I’ve added an excel version that I tweaked to help us sort better!  SU had some internet issues on the first day, so if you tried and it was too slow for you, try again or drop me an email to order.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW LIST BY EXCEL & PAGE NUMBER

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The Stampin’ Up Retiring List is here!

Starting April 18-June 1, 2016

While it’s sad to say goodbye to some of our current stamps and accessories, you are going to LOVE what’s coming out in June in the new catalog! I just got back from convention and saw all the amazing products coming out.

BUT until then, we have to make sure we got all the stamps and accessories on our wish list from this catalog before they are gone!

The retiring stamps and accessories from the 2016-2016 catalog will be available while supplies last until May 31st; however, due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps through May 22nd. After that, while supplies last. Keep in mind, accessories (anything not a stamp) are always while supplies last.

And they are on sale!

Accessories are only while supplies last.

Ok, grab your highlighters and mark all the sets and items retiring. From there, you can decide what you can’t live without then order as soon as you can between job, kids and busy schedules!

(there’s a zoom at top of page once you open PDF – it’s tiny otherwise!)

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Click HERE to VIEW STAMPS

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Click HERE to VIEW ACCESSORIES

Remember good things are coming in the new catalog so choose your must-have’s on your list and save a little for later, too:)

You can email me your orders with item numbers but things can sell out while I’m placing orders. I’ll do my best to get them in super quick! If you want to be sure, you can shop online with me HERE!

Linda

 

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2016 Stampin’ Up Retiring Stamps & Accessories List is here!

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The Stampin’ Up Retiring List is here!

Starting today, April 18-June 1, 2016

While it’s sad to say goodbye to some of our current stamps and accessories, you are going to LOVE what’s coming out in June in the new catalog!  I just got back from convention and saw all the amazing products coming out.

BUT until then, we have to make sure we got all the stamps and accessories on our wish list from this catalog before they are gone!

The retiring stamps and accessories from the 2016-2016 catalog will be available while supplies last until May 31st; however, due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps through May 22nd.  After that, while supplies last.  Keep in mind, accessories (anything not a stamp) are always while supplies last.

And they are on sale!

Accessories are only while supplies last.

Ok, grab your highlighters and mark all the sets and items retiring.  From there, you can decide what you can’t live without then order as soon as you can between job, kids and busy schedules!

(there’s a zoom at top of page once you open PDF – it’s tiny otherwise!)

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Click HERE to VIEW STAMPS

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             Click HERE to VIEW ACCESSORIES

Remember good things are coming in the new catalog so choose your must-have’s on your list and save a little for later, too:)

You can email me your orders with item numbers but things can sell out while I’m placing orders.  I’ll do my best to get them in super quick!  If you want to be sure, you can shop online with me HERE!

Linda

 

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Playing around in Salt Lake City….

Hello all!

I’m here in Utah at the Stampin’ Up On Stage Event (basically like a convention).  3 days of excitement for demonstrators who get to preview our new annual catalog coming out June 1st!

We are on strict lock down for sneak peeks until April 18th at 3 pm eastern time.  It’s SO hard not being able to show you all the fun things but we need the extra time to get a jump on creating new samples and learning how to use the new stuff!   The catalog will be online for demonstrators only on April 18th and then for customers on June 1st.

I was lucky to be a display artist and create samples using the new In Colors!  I’ll be able to start sharing those soon.

For now to hold you over, here are a few current samples on the display boards for your inspiration!

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Come back on April 18th (Monday) at 3 pm Eastern time for the annual catalog retired list!   It will be a big list of stamps,ink and accessories that will be retiring and sold out before the new catalog begins!

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Last of the Weekly Deals….

Hi All!

Today is the last of the Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals as it’s called today.   After these done on April 18th, we will change over to a new promotion called Special Offers.  This is reported to be a bigger and better sale, offered every few months instead of weekly.  That helps us to save up in between!

Before I show the Weekly Deals, here are a few dates to keep in mind:

April 13-17th  I will be in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Stampin’ Up On Stage convention. I’ll get to see the new annual catalog!  We are sworn to secrecy for posting new products and what we see or make there until the 18th BUT I’ll be posting swaps and other fun tidbits as I can.

The Retiring Stamps & Accessory List comes out April 18th!  SU will be clearing out some things to make room for the new catalog on June 1st (goes up at 3 am MT)   Remember my posts about those outgoing In Colors?   Be sure to get those ink refills and paper BEFORE the 18th as they always sell out on the first day.  My friend Lyssa Z made a great chart that is printable so you can check your inventory.

Click here to download the retiring colors:   in color 2014 chart

Receiving your new Annual Catalog: 

If you have ordered from me in the past 6 months, I’ve already ordered a new catalog to be sent to you.  If you haven’t ordered with me lately but would still like to receive one, click here to email me with your name and current mailing address.  (If you are a demonstrator, you will get one from SU:)

Catalogs should be arriving in mailboxes by the 3rd week of May!

Ok, here is the last batch of Weekly Deals:


I’ll be posting again from Salt Lake City this week so c’mon back!

Linda

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Rose Thinlits on Sale and Retiring List info….

Hi All!

This week Stampin’ Up really put out some GREAT deals!  The Rose thinlit?  The Sunburst Die?   Yep.   Click on any of the images below to go to my store to view for more info.

The Decorative Label Punch is a must have and a staple for greetings.  If you don’t have it, good time to get it.

These deals are available April 4-10th only.


Sometimes the bundle is better but if you don’t need the coordinating stamps, these are great deals.   See below for the bundles so you can evaluate if you’d rather get the whole bundle instead.  If you do, be sure to use the order numbers listed for bundles.


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Every year around this time I tell you about getting those refills for your  In Colors! GET THEM BEFORE APRIL 18Th when the retiring list comes out.

Check to see if you have these 5 colors from the 2014-2016 collection. 

If you do, get the refills because this is the year they will retire. (sometimes SU carries them over if they are popular or they can return but there is no way to know) 

They will sell out the first day so get them today!  Call me at 407-435-3135 or email me at linda@stampingschool.com or order them online HERE.

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Better Than E-Mail….

I was going through my stamp sets and found this gem!  AND it’s still available to order!

It’s the cutest set for making tags or stamping the backs of your cards.  It’s photopolymer, which clings great and there are 12 stamps for only $16. Each stamp averages around 1-1/2″ each.  The item number is 140463 in case you want one!  You can order it online here or email me.

Take a peek at all the cute images.  Imagine knitting something special and attaching the handmade yarn tag?  Or cooking something and using the kitchen tag?

(I don’t knit or cook but I’d make the tag super cute so they wouldn’t notice:)

If you choose to sell the cards you make and use Stampin’ Up stamps, these are also Angel Policy stamps. That means you can stamp these on the back and be compliant with selling our images on your artwork.    (if you don’t need the copyright, you can snip it off the stamp easily)

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I’ll be holding off on listing my retired stamps on my blog for a month.  I have some major projects this month and need to put my energies there!

Hope you find time to stamp this weekend!

Linda

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Window and Leaves dies on sale this week….

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Stampin’ Up has some fun surprises on the Weekly Deals this week!

The gift box punch board is a fun tool.  Truthfully, I tend to score my own boxes but if you prefer to not have to figure out measurements, this is an easy option.

And the window frame die!  It’s so versatile for all holidays and everyday.  If you don’t need the coordinating stamp sets, the die alone at $15 is a great deal.


And the leaf framelits!  Great deal on those at $6 off. I do like the matching stamp set with it but you can use it alone also like I did a while back on this card:

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 If you want the vintage leaves as a bundle and save 15% off both the dies and stamps, use this order number below:

If anything strikes your fancy and you’d like to own it email me at Linda@stampingschool.com or order 24/7 online here!

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that Sale a Bration ends on Wednesday….you’ve been hearing me (and others probably) tell you all week.   The glitter washi tape is now gone as it was ‘while supplies last’ so the supply must be gone.  I’m writing in to see if they can carry it over in future catalogs since it was awesome!

Linda

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Linda’s Retired Stamps Sale #7

Re-homing More Stamps!

Thanks for stopping by to my online Retired stamps sale this week!

Be sure to click over to my Blog HERE if you are reading from your email as items are updated as sold real time!

If you are new to my sale, be sure to read below:

Things may sell quickly in the first hour but don’t be discouraged if you miss one- I’m posting more each Saturday. If there is an item you REALLY wanted to have, email me as I have over 200 demos on my team and someone might be willing to sell theirs also.

Please don’t email, text or message me to hold for you or run your credit card. Go thru the PayPal buttons and pay online so I can manage inventory real time and print postage easily.

You don’t need to login or have a paypal account to purchase with a credit card. Just look below and there is a “pay with debit or credit card” link.

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Here are my guidelines and details

Shipping and tax is included in price.

  1. I will not accept checks, money orders or farm fresh eggs as payment. No emails asking me to hold a set or process through emails. First to pay online, wins. When I see your payment info and address in email, I’ll mail your item(s) and notify you.
  2. The item will say Sold Out if someone else paid for it before you. There is an option to take you back to my blog. I will be updating my blog as they sell so be sure to refresh! If you see it’s not marked out as sold and you bought it, I may have 2 on hand.
  3. If you want more than one set, you will need to check out separately in Pay pal . Yes, it’s a pain however, this is so I can’t oversell item while someone is adding items to a cart.
  4. If you buy multiples the same day, I may combine in one box or ship separately per packaging/price. – free shipping with one item or many!
  5. I have been a full time demonstrator for 15 years so my stamps get used. Look at photos I post of front and back of stamps to decide. They stamp fine even if they aren’t pretty. If I sell a punch, I test it first to be sure it punches nicely. Sometimes I trim my stamps closer if there is a big edge so it stamps cleaner.
  6. My stamps live in a smoke free home and have never been left outside in a garage or harsh conditions, just like family:)
  7. I will not ship outside the US per Stampin’ Up policy
  8. What are wood mounts more expensive? Because they are heavy and cost a LOT to mail!
  9. BE SURE your shipping address is correct when you check out
  10. Shipping is included in the price, which costs me $2.60-6.80 priority depending on wood mount or clear. So prices are set accordingly to mail and not deliver in person.

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Peaceful Petals Clear mount – USED  $12  SOLD

some are trimmed extra around the edges because they were catching ink.

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Warmest of Wishes Clear mount – USED  $12 SOLD.

 

(coordinates with the 1-1/4″ circle punch and the largest scallop punch)

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Morning Post Numbers Clear mount –  USED    $12 

SOLD


(coordinates with the Deco Label framelits)

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Banner Blast Wood mount – NEW  $10

(coordinates with the small banner punch)

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3 Rolls of ribbon bundle:  $10  SOLD

10 yards on each roll of Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals & Raspberry Ripple 

these were In Colors a few years back

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Notable Notions Clear mount – USED  $8

(coordinates with 4 circle punches)

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Send Me Soaring Clear mount – USED  $12  

SOLD

 

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Happy Moments  clear mount  used    $7  SOLD

 

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Wanted  – wood mount  used    $15

If you have been stamping a long time like me, you might remember this golden oldie!  Still stamps great!  the medallion coordinates with the regular scallop punch also.

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Previously Listed, some now Reduced:

Santa Stache Clear Mount set (used) + Mustache Die (new) $18

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Partridge in a Pear Wood Mount – Used $12

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Bearing Gifts (single stamp) Wood Mount Used $8

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Holiday Happiness Clear Mount NEW $8

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Take Care – Wood Mount NEW $10

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Among The Branches photopolymer – used $10

3 are stained but stamp fine. Best to use a foam pad when using these solid photopolymers.

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