Monday, April 30, 2018

Blooms & Wishes

Another pretty stamp set that will be retiring is the blooms & Wishes
 set.  It can be use to create beautiful backgrounds on your cards or projects.  I paired this up with the also retiring Just Add Text stamp set to make this card for my May stamp class.

I used coordinating colors of Peekaboo Peach, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi (all 3 are retiring colors) and Crushed Curry.  The sentiment was cut out using my Big Shot and a Lots of Labels Framelits die which will also be retiring.  

For a bit more dimension and color I used a Sponge Dauber and added some Peekaboo Peach ink to my cut label, tied on a piece of retired Wild Wasabi ribbon and placed my sentiment on with Dimensionals. 

If you want to order any of these retiring products don't wait too long because some products are already sold out.  You can go to my Online Store by clicking the shopping cart in the left hand column of my blog or e-mail me or leave a comment below and I will be happy to help.

The following were used:

Friday, April 27, 2018

Watercolor Wings - Retiring soon!

Throughout my next few posts I will be focusing on cards made using products that are retiring soon.  For today's post I used my Watercolor Wings and Wild About Flowers Stamp Sets and retiring colors Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum, and Wisteria Wonder.

I kept my card simple, stamping my leaves with Always Artichoke Ink, and my sentiment with Perfect Plum Ink right onto my card.  I then stamped my butterfly onto another piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  First I stamped the butterfly image with the largest smooth background in Wisteria Wonder Ink that I stamped off onto a scrap piece of paper first, and then stamped onto my card stock.  I then stamped the butterfly with the details around the outer wings using Wisteria Wonder ink again, this time I did not stamp it off first so it would be darker.  Next I stamped the butterly with the spots using Perfect Plum ink.  I then cut it out with the coordinating Bold Butterflies Thinlits Dies which are also retiring, and placed this onto my card using Dimensionals. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Paper Pumpkin Spring Cleaning Sale begins tomorrow - April 25th!

Paper Pumpkin Spring Cleaning Sale

Spring has sprung, and Stampin' Up! has decided to do a little spring cleaning as they blow out select items in their Paper Pumpkin refill and past kit inventory, beginning tomorrow, April 25.

Anyone may purchase the kits listed below (not just Paper Pumpkin subscribers) until May 9 or while supplies last. Stampin' Up! will then permanently discontinue these items.

You can go to my Online Store by clicking the shopping basket in the left hand column of my blog to place your own order and have the items shipped to your house.  Or you can e-mail or call me if you would like me to place the order for you.  Remember to check out the Last Chance items as well as Clearance Rack items too and combine everything on one order to save on your shipping cost. Note - shipping is 10% of your order total of a minimum of $6.95.

 Listed below are the Item Numbers and the amount of discount that will be applied tomorrow.

Item NumberProductDiscount
142529Banner Surprise Refill75%
143592Bold Botanicals Past Kit50%
143256Bold Botanicals Refill75%
143597Season of Gratitude Refill50%
143593Something Good to Eat Past Kit50%
143411Something Good to Eat Refill50%
142650What a Gem Past Kit75%
142648What a Gem Refill75%
143596Another Great Year Past Kit75%

Here is a picture of the kits that will be discounted tomorrow.  Note price shown is the full price and the discount will be applied tomorrow when they go on sale.  Also remember that the full kit includes the ink pad and stamp set, while the refill kit does not. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

April Paper Pumpkin Kit

The April Paper Pumpkin Kit full of nautical themed cards, is perfect for summer.

You get materials to make 20 cards and 4 gift boxes, a really cute stamp set, Island Indigo Ink Spot, and plenty of embellishments to make this kit not only very economical, but really cute too.  Watch the video below by Stampin' Up! to see it all put together. 

If you want to subscribe you still have until May 10th to get 50% off your first two kits if you are a new subscriber.  Use Code SAVEFIFTY0418 to get the discount.  Now, you won't get the kit shown above, because the May kit will have different contents, but if you are a subscriber you can also get past kits if they are still available.  Just click the link in the upper left hand column of my blog to sign up.  If you are not happy with it you can cancel your membership at any time.

Comment below or e-mail me if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin.  

Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Mother's Flair

"A Mother's Flair" stamp set is retiring and will not be in the new Annual Catalog when it comes out in June.  So if you still wish to purchase it you still have time, but don't wait too long to purchase any of your favorite retiring products before they sell out.

I started with a card base of Whisper White Card Stock and then added a layer of Basic Black Card Stock and piece of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.  I then stamped my images with Black Memento Ink, colored in the flower, and daubed some Berry Burst ink around my cut out scalloped circle and added a piece of Berry Burst Ribbon for a bit more color. 

On the inside of the card I stamped my Happy Mother's Day sentiment and I think this card is so stylish and any mom would be happy to receive it.

The following were used:

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Clearance Rack

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack today.  Check it out while the items last.  While you are there, don't forget to check out the Last Chance items too.  These are items that are retiring and are available while supplies last as well.

With the new Color Refresh and the loss of some of your favorite colors, don't forget to stock up on refills for your ink pads, as well as the retiring coordinating card stock while it is still available. 

You can go the the Clearance Rack here and see the Last Chance Items here.

Last-Chance Products

In addition to the information about the retiring colors, as always, when a new Annual Catalog is right around the corner some products from the current product will be retiring as well.  The Last-Chance Products are listed in the link below.

You can see the items here by going to my Online Store.  Once an item is out of stock it will no longer be listed and it will not be orderable.  There are no discounts on the products yet, but depending on inventory there may be discounts on some of the items on or after May 8th.  

Monday, April 16, 2018

Color Refresh Information

I'm sorry I did not get this information posted when it came out, but I was out of the country on vacation with my family and did not have access to my computer.  So you might of already read the news on another blog or web site, but just in case you still haven't heard here is what will be happening when the new Annual Catalog comes out on June lst.  Some of the ink colors will be retiring and some new colors will be added.  If you really love some of the retiring colors, stock up now on the refills if you already have the ink pad, or if you were waiting to order the ink pad, I would suggest order one now along with at least one refill while supplies last. 

Here are the fine details on these retiring products:

ProductRetiring Color(s)
Classic Stampin’ PadsGuaranteed stock of old ink pad design through May 7, 2018; then, available while supplies last May 7–31, 2018
Classic Stampin’ Pad CollectionsWhile supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Classic Stampin’ Ink RefillsGuaranteed stock through May 7, 2018; then, available while supplies last May 7–31, 2018
Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill CollectionsWhile supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Single Color Cardstock (All sizes and colors)While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Cardstock Packs, Collections, etc. (all sizes and colors)While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Stampin’ Write Markers (2-pack, Collections, and Many Marvelous Markers)While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Color CaddyWhile supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Color EmbellishmentsWhile supplies last—through May 31, 2018

 The list is below.

Retiring Colors

On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring.
  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder
The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:
  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum
*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core color collection.

Contact me if you have any questions, and you can order by clicking the shopping card in the upper left hand column of my blog.

And, with some of the colors retiring, that means we are getting some new colors!   I am so happy to see two new purple colors in the list below.

The new colors are:

Here are the new color families with the new colors included:

You might of noticed in the new color families listed above some returning favorites!  They are also listed below:
  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

The In-Colors are below: