Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stampin' Up! Retired List 2013 Announced This Morning!

It's here!  The retired list posted this morning.  You can view all the retiring products by clicking on my side bar link "Shop Now" and then clicking on "Retiring Products".  Some of the items are discounted 25% or 40% off.  My Digital Studio discs are discounted 60% off!  Stamp sets are available through June 3rd, but other items are only available until stock runs out or June 3rd whichever comes first.
I have pdf's of the complete lists too.  Email me at if you'd like a pdf copy.

Have fun shopping!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My Spring Craft Show Schedule - Retired Stuff, Try It Kits, Show Specials

It's Spring, and I'm very excited to be doing 2 shows and a networking event.  The first one is this Saturday.  I'll have lots of retired products for sale, Paper Pumpkin Try It Kits, MDS Software Trial DVDs, show only specials, door prizes, free catalogs, samples, handmade cards, & the list goes on...come visit me!
Spring Bazaar - Saturday, April 20th - 9am to 3pm
Faithbridge Presbyterian Church (Hillcrest & College)
10930 College Parkway
Frisco, TX  75035
*3rd Annual Spring Bazaar*

DACA Meeting & Networking Breakfast - Saturday, May 4th - 8:30am
This is for ABWA Members Only - Reservation Cost: $23
Brookhaven Country Club
3333 Golfing Green Dr
Dallas, TX  75234
*Breakfast / Meeting / Vendor Tables*

Bits of Texas Craft Fair - Saturday, June 15th - 9am to 6pm
Arlington Convention Center - 13 & Older: $8
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX  76011
*Hourly door prizes / live bands / face painters / balloon artists / concessions*

Hope to see you this Saturday at my first Spring Show!!!

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Faux Pinwheel Card

I've been wanting to make one of these ever since I first saw them.  So, in February, I designed this for March Stamp Nights and my February card class at work in two different colors.  I decided that the Designer Builder Brads in the Spring Catalog were perfect to spice up the middle of the pinwheel.

I already gave away the Summer Starfruit one before getting a better photo of it, but you can kind of get the idea from this photo.  I loved them both.  Summer Starfruit is starting to grow on me!

Stamp Sets:
  • Sassy Salutations
  • Crumb Cake
  • Gumball Green
  • Midnight Muse
  • Early Espresso
  • Summer Starfruit
Supplies / Tools:
  • Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Designer Builder Brads
  • Punch Pack - Circle Punch
  • Elegant Bouquet embossing folder
  • Glue Dots
  • Dimensionals
  • Optional: 1 1/4" Square Punch
Designer paper squares are 1 1/4" (use punch or cut several strips at a time if you have a table top cutter).  The 2 big mats to stick them down to are 2 5/8" squares taped together on the diagonal.  Overlap all the squares around the pattern with 1/16" mat border on all the corners.  Your squares should touch at corners in the middle of your pinwheel.  Place tape on first square in a way that you can still lift up the edge to tuck the last square under it.  (I did mine tucking every square under the previous one, but easier to stack around and just tuck the last one).  Put pinwheel on card with dimensionals after you add brad in center.

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Stampin' Up! Announcements - Color Refresh & Free Shipping

It's been 3 years since the Color Renovation, and Stampin' Up! felt it was time for a mini refresh.  So here it is!  10 core colors are switching out for old favorite In Colors plus 1 new color.

Retiring Colors (All products in these colors available while supplies last)
  1. Regal Rose
  2. Pretty in Pink
  3. Bashful Blue
  4. Certainly Celery
  5. Baja Breeze
  6. Riding Hood Red
  7. Bravo Burgandy
  8. Not Quite Navy
  9. More Mustard
  10. River Rock
The Replacements! (Available for order on May 31st)
  1. Bermuda Bay
  2. Calypso Coral
  3. Wisteria Wonder
  4. Pear Pizzazz
  5. Soft Sky
  6. Pool Party
  7. Blushing Bride
  8. Crushed Curry
  9. Island Indigo
  10. Smoky Slate - Brand new color (light gray)
Also, we can enjoy free shipping this weekend (April 6th-8th) so stock up on your favorite retiring color products before they're gone.

P.S.  The Watercolor Wonder Crayons are while supplies last too.  There was a supplier issue and the decision was made to discontinue this product.

Happy Shoppin' & Stampin'

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Happy Mother's Day with Creative Elements

I started this card with the intent to use the Timeless Portrait fabic, however it just wouldn't let me.  I'm sure you know what I mean if you've ever tried to use an embellishment and it just wasn't right for the direction your card was going...anyway, here's the final result.  I used this card for my card class at work, and I'm also sending it to the mothers in my family (they don't read my blog, so I'm safe).

Stamp Sets:
  • Creative Elements
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Marina Mist
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Basic Black
Tools / Extras:
  • Modern Label Punch
  • Postage Stamp Punch
  • 1 3/8" Square Punch
  • Taffeta Ribbon
  • Stampin' Sponge
  • Basic Jewels - Rhinestones
  • Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper ($4.39 on the Clearance Rack)
  • Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder & Big Shot

Happy Stampin'