Sneak Peek

Today I have a sneak peek of some gorgeous new paper in the 2018-2019 catalog! It’s called Share What You Love Speciality Designer Series Paper and it’s a beauty!

Place an order with me until the end of May and you’ll receive one of these post it note holders in your thank you package!

I used Rich Razzleberry cardstock to make the actual holder and found some teeny tiny magnets to keep the post it holder closed.

Use my current host code, JRZAGPMG when placing your online order in April (the code changes each month) and you’ll receive an extra thank you from me! Only use the host code when your order is $150 or less.  Orders over $150 receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up! and you’ll be prompted during checkout to add in free product (if you enter a host code though, you won’t receive this prompt).

  • Orders under $150 use the host code
  • Do not use the host code for orders over $150

If your order is over $150, you’ll automatically receive my thank you gift.

Click here to place an order!

So many products are retiring! Click the links below to see what’s available!

Retiring Stamps

Retiring Bundles

Everything Else Retiring

Clearance Rack

If you have any questions, please let me know. Have a great day! I’m heading to San Francisco to see the Giants play!

Celebrate the Good Stuff

Products on the Retiring List are starting to move over to the Discontinued List which means they are gone forever. Last week I featured the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack and sadly, it has now sold out.  As of this morning at 8:00 am Pacific Time, this is what else is gone.

Today’s card features naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, also on the Retiring List.  Berry Burst & Night of Navy cardstock worked beautifully with this paper for my card but the other coordinating colors are;  Emerald Envy (retiring), Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach (retiring), Soft Sky (retiring) and Whisper White.

While looking through my stamps for a sentiment for my card, I looked at the Picture Party Birthday and saw the words “Celebrate the Good Stuff.”  While it is a birthday set, I saw these words as encouragement.  Over the last month, two of my uncles have passed away.  Last Wednesday, my Uncle Bill unexpectedly died, one month to the day that his brother, my Uncle Jerry, passed away.  Dealing with one death is hard enough but when you lose two loved ones in a month’s time  . . . . . . they were taken way too soon.  When I saw the words, celebrate the good stuff, it made me think that even during grief, we need to celebrate all the good about a special person with stories and remembrance.

The measurements for today’s card are:

  • Night of Navy: 11″ x 4-1/4″   scored at 5-1/2″
  • Berry Burst: 5-1/4″ x 4″      scrap for scalloped oval
  • Whisper White:  scrap for sentiment          5-1/4″ x 4″ for inside of card
  • Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper: (2) 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″       (2) 1-7/8″ x 3″

Below I’ve listed all the supplies I used.  For easy shopping, click any of the images and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  

Have a great day!

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper & More

The Clearance Rack was updated last week and today I want to share one of my very favorite items that’s still available:  Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper!

This paper is gorgeous and I think it’s my favorite Stampin’ Up! paper of all time.  The colors are vibrant and although it has Autumn in the name, most of the prints could be used year round. With a sale price of $4.40, each sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper is about 37 cents.  Such a great deal!

Here are some projects I featured on my blog last fall when this beautiful paper was first available.

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Do Something Creative Every Day

When I first saw the stamp set Crafting Forever, I knew I’d be adding it to my stamp collection.  I especially love the sentiment, Crafting Forever, Housework Whenever.  That is SO me! Once I start crafting, I forget about everything, especially housework!

This card was created out of my comfort zone.  Each week my team leader, Dawn, gives us a card sketch to create from.  I don’t participate each week but thought I’d give this one a try.  You don’t have to create a card exactly like the sketch, it’s simply a starting point.  Sometimes they are really hard for me and sometimes I can create quickly.  This one was hard for me.  Here’s the sketch I worked from and as you can see, mine is different.  

My measurements are different from the sketch.  Here’s what I used:

  • Real Red:  4-1/4″ x 11″  scored at 5-1/2″        1-1/2″ x 4-3/4″    scrap for circle
  • Whisper White:  4″ x 5-1/4″       1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″       2-1/2″ x 3″     scrap for sentiment
  • Bermuda Bay:  2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″    scrap for circle

Two of my panels were run through the Quilt Top Textured Embossing Folder. I used Memento Ink to stamp the paintbrushes and colored them in with Stampin’ Blends.  Because the Blends cannot be ordered at this time (they should be back in stock in May), I haven’t listed them in the supply list.  The colors I used were:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate.

Fun Tip:  I took my  Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend and colored two of our White Perfect Blends.  I also tried a Stampin’ Write Marker to see if I’d get the same results but the color wouldn’t stay on.  The Blends worked perfectly! I did use the Bright Enamel Shapes for my red accents.

If you have any questions about today’s card, let me know.  All the supplies I used are listed below.  For easy shopping, click any of the images and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Supply List

As of this morning at 8:30 Pacific Standard Time, these items are no longer available from the Retiring List.
Click the links below to see what IS still available.  Stamp sets are guaranteed until May 25th.  All accessories (dies, punches, ribbon, embossing folders, etc.) are while supplies last!

Memories & More Love You Very Much

This week I’m making cards using the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack which includes 72 double-sided cards.  They’re used for memory keeping because they easily slip into photo pocket pages,  but they’re also a great way to make a quick and easy card!

I used two cards from the pack for today’s card.  I trimmed them both down, added a Basic Black mat for each and placed them on a Lemon Lemon Lime Twist base.  I love the combination of Basic Black & Lemon Lime Twist! Glitter Enamel Dots finished off the card! Easy!!

Unfortunately the Petal Passion Card Pack & the Glitter Enamel dots are both on the retirement list and are only available while supplies last. As of this morning, the Card Pack is on the low inventory list so if you are thinking you want one, now is the time!! 

Supply List

This is definitely a quick and easy card to make.  You don’t even have to stamp anything since the sentiment is already printed on the card! I used Snail adhesive to attach the panels and added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the small panel.

Measurements

  • Lemon Lime Twist:  11″ x 4-1/4″  scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black:  5-1/4″ x 4″      4-1/8″ x 3-1/8″
  • Dotted Card:  trimmed down to 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Love You Very Much Card:  trimmed down to  3-7/8″ x 2-7/8″

I posted these cards earlier in the week, all made from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack.  Click on each card to go to that specific blog post.

Listed below are all of the Stampin’ Up! products I used to create today’s card. For easy shopping, click on any of the images and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  Use the host code JRZAGPMG when placing your online order under $150 and you’ll receive an extra surprise from me in your thank you package.  Orders over $150 should NOT use the host code so you’ll receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!  You’ll automatically receive your surprise from me. Not sure how to use the Host Code?  Click here.

There are many items on the Retirement List and the Clearance Rack was updated this week! Click below to see what’s available!

Retiring Stamps

Retiring Bundles

Everything Else Retiring

Clearance Rack

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Memories & More Thank You Card

It’s Day 3 of my Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack series. This Memories & More Card Pack is inspired by the Petal Passion Suite in the Occasions Catalog which also includes the stamp set Petal Palette (I used it for my sentiment on today’s card). Unfortunately the Card Pack is retiring and available only while supplies last, but the Petal Palette stamp set will be returning in the new annual catalog!

This card kit is the perfect way to make a quick and easy card (but it’s also great for Memory Books). Today’s card uses two cards from the kit and the picture below shows one of the cards I used.  Instead of using the card as intended, placing a sentiment in the center, I covered it up with a Basic Black mat and one of the smaller cards.

Measurements

Here are the measurements I used:

  • Bermuda Bay:  11″x 4-1/4″  scored at 5-1/2″      scrap for base of sentiment
  • Basic Black:  5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″            4-1/8″ x  3-1/8″
  • Memories & More Cards:  4″ x 6″ card cut down to 5″ x 3-3/4″ &  3″ x 4″ card cut down to 3-7/8″ x 2-7/8″
  • Whisper White:  scrap for sentiment

I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the top Basic Black panel and to the sentiment.  The sentiment was cut out using the Big Shot and the Layering Ovals Framelits.  The 15 dies included in this set make it easy to find just the size you need for layering. Glitter Enamel Dots were added to finish the card.

All of the supplies I used are listed below.  For easy shopping, click any of the images and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Memories & More With Petal Palette Video

This morning the Clearance Rack was updated! Treat Tubes, Designer Series Paper, Big Shot dies, punches and so much more! The best part?  It’s all discounted!! Everything is while supplies last so head on over and check it out!

This week I’m sharing cards using the versatile Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack. This pack comes with 72 double-sided cards that can be used for memory albums, cards or even gift tags.  I shared my first card yesterday and today I have another card as well as a video. You’ll actually see a sneak peek at the end of the video of a few more cards that will be on my blog later in the week.  I did have some major technical difficulties with the video.  I finished taping, sat down to edit and only half of the video recorded. What?? So frustrating.  Because there are only two cards of each design in a pack, I couldn’t start over and recreate the card so instead of not sharing the video with you, I added more to the video and explain how I completed the card.   

The Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack is on the retiring list and it’s while supplies last!  If you love it as much as I do, pick it up as quickly as you can! 

Here’s another version of the card.  The only difference is that the Pool Party layer is not embossed.  Which one do you prefer? 

Measurements

  • Thick Whisper White:   11 x 4 ¼”   scored at 5 ½”
  • Basic Black:   5 ¼” x 4”      3 1/8″ x 4 1/8”      scrap for scalloped circle
  • Pool Party:   5” x 3 ¾”    scrap for scalloped circle
  • Whisper White:  scrap for sentiment
  • Petal Passion Memories & More 3″ x 4″ card – no cutting required


For easy shopping, click on each image and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  

The host code for this month is JRZAGPMG. When you add this code to your order, you’ll receive a surprise from me in your thank you package. Please ONLY use this code if your order is less than $150. Orders over $150 should not use the code or you’ll miss out on receiving Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up! (don’t worry, you’ll automatically receive my surprise thank you). For more information about the host code, click here. If you have any questions, please contact me!

Supply List

So many products are retiring.  Click the links below to see what’s still available.  

Yesterday I shared the Stampin’ Up! Petal Passion Memories & More video where they show each design in the card kit.  If you missed it, you can watch it here. If you’re ready to place an order, click here! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack

I’ve had the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack since it came out in January, JANUARY, and I used it for the first time yesterday.  What was I thinking? This is such a great pack of cards and now it’s retiring!!  There are 72 double-sided cards that can be used for card making or for memory books.

If you follow my blog, you know I love Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (also retiring) as I’ve used it on many, many cards. The Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack compliments the paper beautifully. Most of the cards are black and white with a few in Powder Pink sprinkled throughout.

For the next several days I’m going to share cards I’ve made using this gorgeous card pack. The card pack debuted in the Occasions catalog and has been very popular. It was actually on backorder for some time and it’s now in stock, but it’s retiring and available only while supplies last.

To create my card, I took two of the cards in the pack and mounted them each on a piece of Basic Black and then attached them to a base of Thick Whisper White.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Petal Palette which is part of the Petal Passion Suite which includes Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Kit. I heat embossed the sentiment on Basic Black using Versamark ink and White Embossing Powder. I popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added Glitter Enamel Dots (another retiring product).

Measurements

  • Thick Whisper White:  11″ x 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black:  5″ x 3-3/4″        3-3/4″ x  2-3/4″      scrap for sentiment
  • Pink Memories & More card trimmed down to 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Black and white Memories & More card trimmed down to 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

The video below does a really good job of showing all the cards that come in the Memories & More Card Pack plus the extras that are included. If you have any questions, please let me know!

The supplies I used are listed below.  For easy shopping, click on any of the images and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  The host code for this month is JRZAGPMG.  When you add this code to your order, you’ll receive a surprise from me in your thank you package. Please ONLY use this code if your order is less than $150.  Orders over $150 should not use the code or you’ll miss out on receiving Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up! You’ll still receive my surprise thank you!  For more information about the host code, click here.

Low Inventory List

Today’s post is a quick update on the Retiring List.


Unfortunately, these products have sold out and are no longer available.

Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Fluttering Embossing Folder

Fast Fuse Refills

 

These items are in low inventory status and it’s hard to know how long they’ll last. They could sell out in a week or sometime today.

Supply List

The Wisteria Wonder stamp pad is currently on the Low Inventory List.  Stampin’ Up! has guaranteed that all retiring stamp pads and retiring INDIVIDUAL ink refills will be available until May 7th and then after that date, while supplies last.  Even if Wisteria Wonder goes into a backorder status, you will still be able to purchase it until May 7th, but you’ll have to wait until it’s back in stock.
Click on these links to see what’s retiring!
 
Host Code
When you place an online order of $150 or less and use my current host code, you’ll receive a surprise in your thank you package from me! Did you know that if your order is over $150 (before shipping/tax), you’ll receive Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!?  You’ll receive at least $15 in free product that you can choose from current catalog items, Clearance Rack or host only stamp sets! Please do NOT use the host code when your order is over $150 or you won’t be prompted to enter in your free product.  You’ll automatically receive the thank you surprise from me.  Click here to place an order!

If you have any questions, please contact me! Have a great weekend!

 

More Retiring Products

I have a few more cards to share with you today using some of my favorite retiring products.

The sweet Tutti-frutti 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and the stamp set Fruit Basket are both retiring.  I’ve used the sentiments in the stamp set on many of my cards and the paper has such vivid, colorful prints! (The Basketweave embossing folder will return in the new Annual Catalog).

I am really going to miss the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.  I tend to go for lots of color but this paper is one of my favorites.  The stamp set Flying Home is a great one if you love to color.  Add a bird in a set and I’m sold.

With that being said, I love Bird Banter.  This set and Flying Home are definitely staying in my personal collection.  The Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, behind the birds is also on the retiring list.

The stamp set Remarkable You has been around for a few years but sadly, it’s leaving.  It comes with three different flowers and a leaf stamp too.  It’s another great set if you enjoy coloring.

All stamp sets are guaranteed available until May 25th and then while supplies last.  All Designer Series Paper is while supplies last!  Whole Lot of Lovely & Delightful Daisy Designer Series Papers have already SOLD OUT, so if you have any favorites, now is the time to place your order! 

If you’d like to see everything retiring, here are some links to my online store:

Retiring Stamps

Retiring Bundles

Everything Else Retiring

Click here to place an order!

Use the host code when placing your online order of $150 or less and receive an extra surprise in your Thank You package from me! Orders over $150 (please do not use the host code) will receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up! (free product) and will automatically receive my extra surprise.

Projects Using Retiring Products

Today I’m sharing past projects I’ve made that use products currently on the Retiring List! 

  • Stamp sets are guaranteed until May 25th, 2018 and then while supplies last
  • Classic Stamp Pads and Classic Ink Refills are guaranteed until May 7, 2018 and then while supplies last
  • Everything else is while supplies last! 

This card uses one of my favorite stamp sets, Birthday Blooms. It’s a great set for coloring with Watercolor Pencils or Stampin’ Blends and I really love the sentiments.  I’m really, really going to miss the Glitter Enamel Dots!

This card uses two retiring products:  Move Me Thinlits and Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper is really thick which makes it nice for making boxes. 


I’m going to miss the big bold Hello sentiment in the stamp set  Hello Friend.  The next card also uses this sentiment.

The stamp set Lots of Love makes it so easy to make a quick and easy card that really conveys the fact that you care! 

I love butterflies and the next two cards use the Butterflies Thinlits.  The sentiment on this first card (the paper retired last year)is from the stamp set  Birthday Blooms which is the set I mentioned on the first card.

Butterfly Basics is a great set for coloring! The sentiment I used is also included in the set.

And one more project using the Butterflies Thinlits (the paper has already retired).  Another retiring product are the Gold Binder Clips.These are great for closing up a bag when you don’t want anyone to peek inside!

Want to see everything retiring?  Click on the lists below:

Retiring Stamp Sets

Retiring Bundles

Everything Else Retiring

Click here to place an order!

If you have questions, please contact me!

Use the Host Code when placing your online order of $150 or less to receive a surprise in your thank you package from me. Orders over $150 will automatically receive the surprise and by not using the host code, you’ll be able to choose Stampin’ Rewards (free product, yay!!).

 

Spinner Card Using A Little Wild

Today’s card is one that I made way back in September but forgot to post! A Little Wild is the perfect stamp set for a spinner card because each animal in the set is two-sided PLUS the stamp set has the coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies .  The stamp set and dies can be purchased separately but if you purchase them together you’ll save 10%,  This bundle is on the retirement list! A Little Wild and the Little Loves Framelits Dies are NOT retiring but once the new catalog begins, this bundle will be gone.  So, if you love it as much as I do, be sure to pick it up before May 31st and save 10%!  In my supply list at the end of the post, I’ll include both the stamp set and dies individually as well as the bundles. Here’s how to make the card:   (more…)