Wow! 7 New Sale a Bration Items Added Today!

Well, Surprise Surprise Surprise!   I woke up this morning to find that Stampin’ Up has added 7 new freebies to the Sale-A-Bation offerings.   With the pretty 6×6 glimmer paper sold out and the tin sold out, I guess they wanted to help us in our final ten days.  Don’t forget you have until March 31 to earn free products, demonstrator kit special (2 extra stamp sets) and extra freebies over $250 ($50 free instead of $25!)

To see the new items on a PDF flyer, click HERE

It looks like there are new item numbers for these so be sure to use the numbers on the flyer rather than ones in the catalog.  Choose one of these for every $50 order you place!

Item Number Description
147361 2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock
147365 Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363 Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364 Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362 Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360 Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356 Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


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Linda’s Retired Stampin’ Up Sale Week #3

**posted 3/18/17 Saturday at 10am (EST) If viewing from your email, Go to blog to view updated list!**


Thanks for stopping by to my online Retired stamps sale! 

I’ll be posting once a week for a few weeks. If you are getting this in your email, please click HERE to come to my blog to see the latest updates and additions in 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 for a few weeks.

Please don’t email, text or message me to hold for you or run your credit card. Go thru the cart for each item to pay online so I can manage inventory real time and print postage easily. (see #4 guideline below)

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. Paypal is just the $ processor.


Here are my guidelines and details:

  1. Shipping and tax is included in price. I will not barter or haggle.  The price is set and if the item doesn’t sell one week, I may lower it the next week.
  2. 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. When I see your payment info and address in email, I’ll mail your item(s) to you the same week.
  3. As soon as an item sells and payment is confirmed, I will edit the item to say Sold Out.  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 the page! If you see it’s not marked out as sold and you bought it, I may have 2 on hand.
  4. 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 the item while people are shopping.
  5. 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!
  6. I have been a full time demonstrator for 18 years so my stamps get used. Look at photos I post of the back of stamps to decide. They stamp fine even if they aren’t pretty. If I sell a used 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.
  7. My stamps live in a smoke free home and have never been left outside in a garage or harsh conditions, just like family:)
  8. I will not ship outside the US per Stampin’ Up policy.  These are all retired products and not current catalog merchandise.
  9. Why are wood mount stamp sets more expensive? Because they are HEAVY and cost a LOT to mail!  Most are over a pound and require priority postage, which is now $7.
  10. BE SURE your shipping address is correct in when you pay and check out! That’s where I mail it to. Email me if I am mailing to another address than the one listed.

(All images (c) Stampin‘ Up)

You can click on the image to see them larger!

Remember all prices include free shipping.

set of 3 dies –  Sleigh Ride Thinlits – NEW $30 SOLD


World Traveler Embossing Folder NEW $8  SOLD


Choose Happiness Clear Mount Stamp Set: USED, trimmed.  $12  SOLD


Yippee Skippee Wood Mount Stamp Set: Used $10.00  SOLD


Vintage Verses Clear Mount Stamp Set USED (and trimmed) $8

Sweetbriar Rose single stamp – USED   $10 SOLD

*I removed the word sweetbriar rose from this stamp -see pic of rubber

Feeling Sentimental Wood Mount Set USED $8.00  SOLD

Hello December 2015 Photopolymer stamp set used $10

Lovely Amazing You photopolymer stamp set USED $10  SOLD


A little Something  Wood Mount Stamp Set – NEW $12

Serene Silhouettes  Stamp Set USED  $12   SOLD

(these stamps are trimmed closely with excess rubber cut off for cleaner stamping)


It’s Wild background clear mount stamp USED  $15  sold


Blended Bloom wood mount Stamp Set USED  $10  SOLD


Make a Cake clear mount stamp set USED $8


Party This Way Wood Mount Used $8

Argyle Embossing Folder NEW  $5

Folder size : 4-1/4″ x 6-3/8″

 Polka Dot Punches  NEW unmounted wood stamp set  $8

(coordinates with 4 retired stampin up punches like the scallop, petal, circle and heart….not included)

Happy Winter single stamp Wood Mount – like new, used once  $10

Pines & Poinsettias wood mount used $10  SOLD


Alphabet Press Embossing Folder NEW  $5

Label Card Thinlits NEW $20   SOLD

You can see the video HERE for how it works


By the way, If you aren’t receiving my blog posts via email until the next day, let me know.  You may be on a much older subscription and we can get you signed up again.  Email me to get it fixed.

Thanks!  I’ll have more next week…


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The Best things In Life are Sweet…Mojo Monday #488

I needed a little stamping mojo this am so I went over to Mojo Monday sketch challenge blog.   Here was their sketch today:


and here is how it morphed into a card.  I started with the Stampin’ Up designer paper,  Fruit Stand as the main pattern.

Although the paper lists Watermelon Wonder, I went with a bolder Real Red card stock.

I don’t have the coordinating stamp set so I just a strawberry out of the designer paper.

I added a little bit of the fine-tip glue pen since it dries glossy like Crystal Effects does.  (we don’t sell that anymore but this does great with the fine tip)

The stamp set I used for the greeting is in the Occasions catalog, called Suite Sentiments.  I think it is supposed to go with the bakery and ice cream stamps but it works for fruit, too.

My Supply List – click any item to view details in my store. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Go Stamp Something!

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Cool Treats Ideas

*Note:  my used stamp set sale will be going live again this Saturday at 10 am eastern!  Be sure to come to the blog HERE to see the updated items then!

Happy Friday!

I’m busy sorting and cleaning my retired stamps for my sale this Saturday but I wanted to share a little inspiration today.  I’ve been creating with the Cool Treats set for Stamping School this week. (and BTW, those little ‘jimmies’ were quite tricky to get on my sundae but SO cute!)  Tune in on Sunday for the sundae over on Stamping School🙂

A few months back I participated in a swap with our Leader’s group and these four Cool Treats cards were cute but easy to make.   I thought I’d share them today so you can see how fun they would be for birthday cards:

I love how Sandy used the shiny, coordinating specialty paper  with just a single, stamped ice cream cone.  There’s one sheet of the shiny design below and one of shiny cherries.

I think this one is my favorite quick and easy card!

Sandy used the coordinating washi tape across the top and bottom of card and just cut some ovals for the greeting.  The Watermelon Wonder color helps it pop!

Doreen used the Lots of Labels and one strip of washi across the middle.

My favorite on this card was the Sprinkles embellishments:

You can see the details of them here – not your typical ice cream embellies but more like little flowers when you add the pearl to the pink sequin.

Here are a few designs from  Stampin’ Up:

You can find all these goodies in my store – here are the links if you want them for you own collection:

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Distressed Foil Technique and MY Upcoming Stamp Closet Sale….


Hi all!   I forgot to post this card back in January.  It was a pretty card I stamped with some friends when I went back to Florida.  My favorite thing is to “mattify” the silver foil card stock to create a brushed nickel or distressed metal look.


I find that holding the die cut dragonflies in my hand and gently rubbing with a fine grit sanding block is the best way to keep them in one piece.   We used to sell the sanding blocks but now I get them at Sally’s Beauty supply in the nail section.


I used the Stitched circle die to cut a 3″ circle, leaving a flat edge for the side of the card.


I love the Dragonfly Bundle!  Great selection of greetings and pretty font and the bee is nice, too.  (anytime they are not buzzing near me is great:)

See my full supply list at the bottom of the post if you want to add the dragonflies to your own collection.  Remember it’s still Sale a Bration until the end of March…free gift with $50 purchase!  Click here and here to see both brochures of freebies!

Time for some Spring Cleaning! 

If you have been with me a while, you may remember Saturdays here on my blog where I posted my retired stamps for sale each week.  I’ve got a bunch more to find homes for!

I’ll post them at 10 am this Saturday morning (eastern time)  You can come here to the blog at to see the most up to date lists.


My supply list – click on any item to view in my shop:

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An Easy Bookcase Builder Card and NEW Glimmer papers…..

**Today is the day Stampin’ Up added 3 new Sale-A-Bration items freebies!  See bottom of post for details!**

The first time I saw the Bookcase Builder stamp set in the Occasions catalog, I knew it was going to be a favorite of mine.  First, I love books and then just the versatility of this set is a winner.   For those of you that are members on my Stamping School, I did a video recently using this set with a bright, 5 color  wall scheme and it was so fun to do.    With this set you can also go monochromatic and easy with just one color, Early Espresso ink on top of Marina Mist blue card stock:


Here is the full stamp set – you can see there are a TON of possibilities!


I used the Best Badge Punch for the ‘trophy’ wall after I stamped it with the Hardwood stamp set:


Here is another card created by the Stampin’ Up home office:


If you decide you want this set for your own, email me or order online here!


Today is the day!  3 new Sale-A-Bration items are available, free with every $50 order.  ***These are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so get the glimmer paper quickly!****

glimmer-paper make-a-medallion reverse-words

You can see the 2nd Release Brochure HERE

And if you missed the first release, these items are still available free with every $50 order –Click here to see the original SAB Brochure

Here is a fun video showing the NEW Glimmer Papers that are free with a $50 order:

Thanks for stopping by today!


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So In Love Bridal Shower Invitations…..


We had a bridal shower in the neighborhood for a lovely couple and I was asked to make the invites.   The bundles in the Occasions catalog were just perfect to whip these up quickly.  Seriously, the gorgeous flower-lace die and designer paper does all the work on this card!  It’s a 3 piece thinlit set for $33.  The flower border is around 5-1/4″ long.


The designer paper is gorgeous with soft suede, Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride tones.


I kept the inside simple and stamped a coordinating flower from a stamp set called So In Love in Blushing Bride ink.


One of the talented ladies made a money tree with lights and we hung little 3×3 envelopes all over it. So pretty!


I wanted to make little favors for the bride to be and friends so I found little succulent plants on Amazon, wrapped them in the Falling in Love designer paper.  A few embellishments with our lace doilies and they were ready to go to their new homes!


It was a lovely shower and a great start to a new life together!

By the way, don’t forget there are THREE new Sale a Bration Freebies coming out on February 21st!  Glimmer papers and 2 stamp sets to choose from with every $50 0rder.  I’ll post those here on the 21st.  If you have been ordering from me this year, you will get the supplement in the mail.  (if you need one and you are new here, email me to request one!)

Go Stamp Something!



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