Category Archives: On Sale

Make New Friends, But Keep the Old…

By | May 23, 2017

To continue with the color and image theme from my last post, I’ve used a sentiment from the new Eastern Beauty photopolymer stamp set and framed it with a die cut from the coordinating Eastern Medallions Thinlits set: Like last time, I’ve cut the medallion from Bermuda Bay cardstock and paired it with a piece… Read More »

Breathtaking Eastern Beauty!

By | May 21, 2017

Getting a copy of the new Annual Catalog at this time every year is always exciting, as is working with those first new stamps, dies and In Colors! This year, a special bundle of products is being offered to our clients ahead of the June 1st catalog roll out, and I can highly recommend these,… Read More »

Happy Mother’s Day!

By | May 14, 2017

My family and I had a happy visit with my parents yesterday, to celebrate Mom and let her know how much we love her. My sister Karla couldn’t be there as she is working out of state this week, but she sent Mom this beautiful vase of flowers! Speaking of flowers, my mother loves them… Read More »

Kinda Eclectic – Farewell to a Great Set!

By | April 24, 2017

A few years ago I attended a Stampin’ Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, and Kinda Eclectic was one of the new collage inspired sets that we worked with for a “Make & Take” project: We tried a technique on this card that I sometimes forget about – using the embossing folder as a “stamp”… Read More »

Happy Anniversary – Two Ways

By | April 22, 2017

Happy 17th anniversary to my friend Susan and her husband, Emil! I made a card for them using the retiring So In Love stamp set and the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper that is now sold out and unavailable: So In Love stamp set, Blushing Bride cardstock, Blushing Bride Sequin Trim, Stitched Shapes Framelits… Read More »

Your Kindness Makes a Difference

By | April 13, 2017

I got a wonderful surprise in the mail today from my stamping friend Nancy! This is definitely a fancy cut & fold card, and I was happy to see all of the beautiful Stampin’ Up! cardstock, Designer Series Paper, and stamp/die cut images used to make it. A couple of items that she used are… Read More »

Spring Occasions & Sale-A-Bration – New Stamps to Love Now!

By | January 5, 2017

Today is the day to fall in love with a new collection of stamps for all spring occasions (and to be rewarded with free products through Sale-A-Bration!) Click here to see the entire spring Occasions catalog .pdf, and check here to see all of the free Sale-A-Bration choices for each order of $50 that you… Read More »

The Spirit of Christmas Continues

By | December 27, 2016

The gifts have been exchanged, the visitors have come and gone, but the Christmas tree remains, and we can still enjoy that spirit that comes but once a year. Here are a couple more beautiful handmade cards that we received this year that I haven’t had a chance to share with you yet! On the… Read More »

Swaps and the Year-End Closeouts!

By | December 16, 2016

I got together with a couple of my friends a few days ago to visit, stamp and trade some Christmas cards that we had created: Nancy, Kathy and I are currently Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, or have been in the past, and swapping is a favorite activity, of course! Nancy’s card was made with the retired… Read More »

More Winter Birthday Cards

By | December 8, 2016

My daughter Anne received some more hand crafted birthday cards from her stamping aunts: I love both of these cards so much! Mindy used a cute set from last year’s holiday offerings and the addition of the punched out black cardstock circles, top and bottom, add additional polka dot whimsy to this winter scene. This… Read More »

Extravaganza Sale Starts Today!

By | November 21, 2016

Wow! Once again at the end of November, Stampin’ Up! is offering us a great selection of products on sale for the next week, through Monday, November 28th – but a select group are on sale for today only: (Click on any picture to read more or to order online.) Items on 24-hour sale November… Read More »

Stitched Shapes Framelits for Christmas!

By | November 8, 2016

Stampin’ Up! has just released the new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, a new preview product from next upcoming annual catalog, and I just made a quick card with my new set: The set comes with four circles, four squares and four ovals, and as you can see, the new feature is the stitched embellishing around… Read More »

The Clearance Rack Greatest Hits

By | September 14, 2016

Forgive me if you’ve seen some of these already, but sometimes you just have to bring back an oldie but a goodie! Our Clearance Rack has been rather modest for the past couple of months but yesterday morning Stampin’ Up! surprised us by stocking the shelves with over 100 sale items (113 to be exact,… Read More »

Retiring Stamp Idea #3 – Going Places!

By | May 4, 2016

On pages 38-39 of the Spring Occasions catalog you can see the wonderful Going Places Suite of products, including the Going Global stamp set, all of which are retiring in a few short weeks. While all of the examples were done with a color palette that includes some of the retiring 2014-2016 In Colors, this… Read More »

Retiring Stamp Idea #2 -Flip Over This Paper!

By | April 28, 2016

“Sitting in an English garden, waiting for the sun…” Well, actually I was sitting in my garden this morning, enjoying the California sun, but I thought using the retiring English Garden Designer Series Paper for our projects today would be great! This time I used the big, pink watercolor roses on the front of the… Read More »