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…)

Recap and Updated Information

Yesterday the Retiring Lists came out as well as a lot more information about the Color Revamp and the redesign of our ink pads. It was confusing, even to me! So let’s do a quick recap and talk about how it relates to the Retiring Lists. If you have any questions, please contact me!

Retiring Colors

Seventeen current Stampin’ Up! colors are retiring (four are current In Colors).  That means that anything related to these products (stamp pads, markers, ink refills, cardstock, embellishments) will be retiring as well.  My recommendation is to get what you want as soon as possible although Stampin’ Up! has released some information about availability of these RETIRING products.

  • Classic Stamp Pads:  Guaranteed stock of old ink pad design through May 7, 2018.  After this date, it will be while supplies last.
  • Classic Stamp Pad Collections (all of the colors of a family):  While supplies last
  • Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills:  Guaranteed stock until May 7, 2018.  After this date, while supplies last.
  • Single packages of cardstock:  While supplies last
  • Cardstock Packs Collections:  While supplies last
  • Stampin’ Write Markers:  While supplies last
  • Color Caddy:  While supplies last
  • Color Embellishments:  While supplies last

Archival Inks Retiring

Stampin’ Up! will no longer be carrying Archival Ink so the Basic Black and Basic Gray Archival Inks and Refills are on the the retirement list. If you’re worried about what to use when you watercolor, Staz-On is returning (YAY!!) and it’s perfect for watercoloring while Memento Ink works with our Stampin’ Blends. Basic Gray will return as part of the Classic Stampin’ Ink Family but it won’t be archival.

New Ink Pads

We will have an updated ink pad case in the new catalog. The actual foam of the pad has NOT changed but  the formulation of the ink has.  A defoamer has been added to the ink which will prevent bubbling, help get an even coating of the ink on the stamp and help the stamped image have a smoother, solid look.

You CAN use the the new ink refills on old stamp pads (the new ink refills and stamp pads will be available on June 1, 2018 when the new catalog goes live)! The only exception is that the Basic Gray Archival ink cannot be used with the Basic Gray Classic Stamp pad.  These are two separate inks.

Returning In Colors

Six previous In Colors are returning. Yesterday I left Mossy Meadow out of the lineup but I think it was because I was so excited about Blackberry Bliss and Coastal Cabana coming back!  Here are all six:

Mossy Meadow

Poppy Parade

Flirty Flamingo

Coastal Cabana

Mint Macaron

Blackberry Bliss

Already On the Low Inventory List

I do have a few updates on retiring items that are already on the low inventory list as of this posting.  This list changes minute by minute.  Click on any of the images and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Occasions Catalog Retiring List

Annual Catalog Retiring List

Ready to place an order?  Click here!

If you have any questions at all, please contact me!!

If you want to be able to preorder new Stampin’ Up! products now, consider joining my team!  Getting new products early is just one of the perks of being a demonstrator.  The kit is $99 and you can pick out $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products.  There’s no obligation to joining and no penalty for dropping if you decide it isn’t for you.  I love being a demonstrator! Contact me if you have questions! For more information, click here

Big Changes Are On the Way

Every few years Stampin’ Up! has a Color Refresh or Revamp! This year we’re having a complete Revamp!  Colors are leaving and some are returning! Color Families are also changing.

Retiring Colors 

Here are all the retiring colors 

Some favorites are leaving but Stampin’ Up! is always committed to being on trend so I know you’ll fall in love with our new colors in the 2018-2019 Catalog.

Returning Favorites

We have six returning colors in the 2018-2019 Catalog:

Poppy Parade

Flirty Flamingo

Coastal Cabana

Mint Macaron

Blackberry Bliss

Mossy Meadow

More Big News

Our ink pads are getting a new look which is why all of our current ink pads are on the retirement list! With the new design comes an improved foam pad! The new pads will give even better coverage!  Edited to Add:  The foam pad hasn’t changed in design but defoamer has been added to the ink ingredients.  Stamped images will have a smoother, solid look.

Bundle Prices

All of the bundle prices in the Occasions and Annual Catalogs will go away on May 31st.  Some of the products in the bundles are not retiring but the bundle prices are.  So if there are any current bundles you have been thinking about, be sure to get them now and save 10%.

All products on the retiring lists, except stamp sets, are while supplies last! Once they’re gone, they’re gone!! Stamp sets can be ordered up to May 25th and then will be while supplies last. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Occasions Catalog Retiring List 

Annual Catalog Retiring List

Click here to place an order!

The Retiring Lists Are Here!

The lists are out! Many, many products are retiring from the Annual & Occasions Catalogs.  I have both lists for you to download but please keep this in mind:

  • These products are available until May 31, 2018 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
  • Some products will fly off the shelves such as ink refills and stamp pads in the In Colors 2016-2018. (Edited to Add:  Flirty Flamingo, one of the 2016-2018 In Colors is not retiring but will be in the new catalog)
  • Retiring stamp sets will be available until May 25th and after that point, they will be while supplies last.
  • Once items are gone, they’re gone so get what you want just as soon as you can!

Here are both lists:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Click here to place an order!