April Thank You Gifts

Hi Friends!

If you are someone who has ordered your Stampin’ Up! supplies from me, please know that I am always so very appreciative!

When you place an online order and choose me as your demonstrator, I’ll send some goodies your way! First, you’ll receive a thank you card made with supplies from the current catalogs.  You’ll also receive a small handmade gift, again made with Stampin’ Up! supplies (it has to be something that I can easily send via snail mail).  In addition, if you use the monthly host code (the code changes monthly and can be found on the right hand side of my blog below the Order Online button), I will send you an additional surprise. Scroll down to see what I sent out to my April customers yesterday!

First up is my thank you card!  I used the stamp set Picture Perfect which was in the Occasions catalog but I am so happy to say that it will be carried over into the new catalog which comes out in June.

Picture Perfect Thank you

Can you see the pretty shimmer?  I achieved this look using a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (clear) .  It’s so easy – you just brush it on..

Close up of rose

Next up is the thank you gift I sent.  It is a quick and easy pouch with a few little treats inside.

April thank you gift

And here’s the gift I sent out for using the Host Code – supplies to make three Poppers.

Host Code gift

Party Poppers with candy

Over the next few days I will showcase each of these projects on my blog with directions and the supplies I used.

Click here to see all of the products that are retiring!  Accessories are while supplies last and stamp sets can be ordered until May 22, 2016.

If you’d like to place an order, click here.

If you have any questions, I’m always here to help!  Contact me at:  tracy@stampingwithtracy.com


Tracy’s Favorites

I thought I would list some of my very favorite Stampin’ Up! retiring accessories.  All of these products are while supplies last! I have linked each product to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

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Images@Stampin’ Up! Available in 5 colors

If you have any questions about any of these products, please email me:  tracy@stampingwithtracy.com


Farewell Yesterday was a whirlwind day for Stampin’ Up! and I apologize if it was frustrating for some of you.  With the release of the retirement list and orders being placed, the SU! website was overloaded and down for some time.  I believe that you should now be able to place an order without difficulties.  Again, I apologize for any and all frustration yesterday!

Here’s the link for the retired list:  Retired List PDF

I realize that the list can be a bit overwhelming.  I have gone through and marked in my catalog all of the retired products.  If you are curious about whether some of your favorites are retiring, send me an email and I’d be happy to look it up for you!

Stamps will be available until May 22nd.

Everything else (punches, ribbon, Big Shot accessories, buttons, etc.) are while supplies last.

The PDF list will be updated daily so be sure to check back.  I looked this morning and only a few items are no longer available.

Any questions, please ask!

April Host Code:  4BJ4ZJ9N   

This code can be entered at the bottom of the cart page)

Click here to place an order!

Retired List is Here!

All of the products retiring in the Stampin’ Up! 2015-2016 catalog can be found here!  Some items will go very fast so act quickly if you have your heart set on something!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Click here to shop at my online store!


Retiring List Out Today

The Retiring List for the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Catalog will be posted on the demonstrator website at noon, Pacific Time. I’ve heard that the list is very extensive but that the new catalog is awesome. Attendees of the Stampin’ Up! “convention” this past weekend were given copies and excitement is high!

I will post the list as soon as I have viewed it. If there’s anything on it that you want, I suggest purchasing it as soon as you can, as everything except stamp sets, will be while supplies last! If history repeats itself, some items will be gone today.

See you later today!

Paper! It’s Not Just for Cards

I love paper!  With each and every Stampin’ Up! catalog release there’s always one pack of paper that I fall in love with and use over and over again.  If you follow my blog, you’ve probably already guessed that Birthday Bouquet is my current favorite.

One of the ways that I like to use my paper is to place it in the cover sleeve of a binder.  The binder on the right shows one design from Birthday Bouquet and the Copic binder paper has unfortunately retired.

DSP Binders

I typed up the titles on my computer and then cut them out with the Ovals Framelits.  The largest die in the set has the scalloped edges which was perfect as a base for my title.  It’s a fun way to jazz up a binder!

I’d love to hear other ways that you’ve used paper!

Have a great day!

Product List – To purchase any of the products below, just click on the picture.  Any questions?  Please don’t hesitate to ask!

Big Shot


Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Dahlia

I really enjoy making these Dahlia flowers and I thought it would be fun to make one with paper in the Occasions catalog  for Throwback Thursday!  You can see a previous post here which also includes a tutorial.  Want to see two more samples? Click here (I love this paper and wish it was still available) and here.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!  Have a great day!

Product List – Click on any product below for more information or to place an order. Updated:  I realized that I forgot to list the most important punches that I used to create my flower:  1-3/4″ Circle Punch for the actual flowers and the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch (currently on the retirement list) for the base.

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Weekly Deals Samples

This week the Rose Wonder Thinlits and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits are both on sale! Here are several past projects that I created with both of them.  Unfortunately the paper that I used on the treat bags is no longer available.  I’ve included a video from Stampin’ Up! at the end of the post showing you how easy the treat bags are to assemble.

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treat bag blue

mini bag open

Rose Garden

Rose Garden Blended background

Weekly Deals last week

For more information about any of these products, if you click the pictures, you’ll be taken to my online store.

Host Code for April: 4BJ4ZJ9N

Final Week of Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals last week

It’s the last week of Weekly Deals!!!!  I guess all good things must come to an end.  Check out the deals below!  For more information or to place an order, just click on any product below.  These prices are good until Monday, April 18th or while supplies last.

A Little Bit of Masking

I’m late in my announcement but the winner from last week is

Jen Amaro!

Congrats Jen!  You’ll be receiving three Treat Bag kits in the mail!

Helping Me Grow with Copics

Today’s card uses some masking and it was my first time trying this technique.  My flowers are from the set Helping Me Grow and my sentiment is in the Rose Wonder set.

I used Memento ink to stamp my flowers and colored them in with  Copic markers.  Using some masking paper, I stamped and cut out two flowers.   I stamped one flower onto my Whisper White card base and then covered it up with the mask.

example of masked image

example of masking

Then I stamped on top of the mask to give the illusion of one flower being behind the other one.  Sometimes I had to place the mask on two flowers at a time.  It’s a fun technique!

I’m definitely a beginner using Copic markers but I do love them.  For my purple flowers I used: V01, V04 and V17 and the yellow ones are: Y1, Y15 and Y17.  I outlined the edges with C3. I wanted to use some Wink of Stella for a touch of sparkle but I didn’t have any on hand.  Don’t you hate it when that happens?!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I’ve listed all of the Stampin’ Up! products that I used below.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Helping Me Grow 140764 $26.00

Helping Me Grow


Rose Wonder #104697

Rose Wonder

Product List- Click on any product below for more info or if you would like to place an order.

The April Host Code is: 4BJ4ZJ9N