Monday, April 30, 2012

Stampin' Up! Retired Accessories Transition Information

Because of confusion related to the retiring accessories list, Stampin' Up! has issued the following:


April 30, 2012

Some of the accessories appearing on the Retiring Accessories List will be reconfigured for the upcoming catalog year (as indicated by an asterisk in the Retiring Accessories List), and we wanted to clarify how this transition will work.

Product NameReconfigure?
Yes or No
Will I be able to purchase the individual item in the upcoming catalog?Transition Notes
Classic Stampin’ PadsYes All felt Classic Stampin’ Pads will be retired and will be replaced with the new firm foam Classic Stampin’ Pads.Supply of some existing felt pads may run out before the June 1 launch. If this happens, we will replace the pad with the same color of the new firm foam pad. (See below for additional information.)
Classic Stampin’ SpotsNo Our current color collections will be will be discontinued; however, we will continue to sell the Getting Started selection currently available.Classic Stampin’ Spots will not be available once the existing supply runs out. The Getting Started collection of Classic Stampin’ Spots will be available in the new annual catalog.
Craft Stampin’ SpotsNo No, all Craft Stampin’ Spots are being discontinued.Once the supply of Craft Stampin’ Spots is depleted, they will no longer be available.
12" x 12" Smooth Card StockNo, because they are currently available in color collection assortment packs.Yes, a few colors will be available individually, and all colors will be available in color collection assortment packs. Once existing supply runs out, the only way to purchase some colors will be in a color collection assortment. However, a limited number of our most popular colors will still be available in individual packs.
Stampin’ Write Markers No, because they are currently available in color collection assortment packs.Yes, a few colors will be available individually. All colors will be available in color collection assortment packs.Once existing supply runs out, the only way to purchase some colors will be in a color collection assortment. However, a limited number of our most popular colors will still be available in individual packs.
Heat ToolYes No, only the new Heat Tool will be available.If Heat Tool supply runs out prior to June 1, there will not be another tool available for purchase until June 1.
Paper-Piercing ToolYes No, only the new Paper-Piercing Tool will be available. If the Paper-Piercing Tool supply runs out prior to June 1, there will not be another tool available to purchase until June 1.
Naturals 12"x 12" Linen Ring AlbumYes No, a new album will be available. If the Naturals 12" x 12" Linen Ring Album supply runs out prior to June 1, there will not be another album available to purchase until June 1.
Stampin’ Scrub Yes No, only the new Stampin’ Scrub will be available.If the Stampin’ Scrub supply runs out before June 1, there will not be another tool available for purchase until June 1.
Paper CutterYes No, a new style of the Paper Cutter will be available.If the Paper Cutter supply runs out prior to June 1, there will not be another tool available for substitution. An availability date for the new Paper Cutter has not yet been announced.

Additional Classic Stampin’ Pad information: The system will automatically turn off the old Classic Stampin’ Pad item number once we are out of supply and will turn it back on with the new configuration. So if while placing an order the system says the product is not available, please try again in a few hours. You will not need to enter the new item number, simply order the felt pad number and the system will replace it with the new firm foam pad.
There are three exceptions to this transition plan for Classic Stampin’ Pads: Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad, Perfect Plum Classic Stampin’ Pad, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad will not be available between when the existing supply runs out and the June 1 launch.

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Mother's Day Scrapbooking Page - My Digital Studio

Have you tried the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio (MDS)?  It makes creating scrapbooking pages so easy.  This is an example of a page I created with MDS for documenting memories of past Mother's Day events.  I love bold colors as is evident by this page.

(click to enlarge)

The Summer Smooches Kit - Digital Download is featured on the page.  Additionally, the Baroque Motifs Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download, the flourish stamp, is featured.  It's great to have digital Stamp Brush Sets when the physical stamp set is scheduled to retire, such as the Baroque Motifs Stamp Set.


God's Blessings!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini Catalog - Expires


Unfortunately, it is true.  You only have today, tomorrow, and Monday to get your items from the Stampin' Up Occassions Mini before it EXPIRES!

Don't be tardy - shop now!

Friday, April 27, 2012

MOTHER - Mother's Day Card 2012

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
 — Sophia Loren

My Mother's Day card share for today is simple but beautiful.  Have you made your Mother's Day card yet?  This one is easy to CASE!

The card stock for the card base is Wild Wasabi.  I used an Aqua Painter and lightly dipped it into the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and covered the card stock to provide a nice sheen. 

The following picture provides a view of the poem, MOTHER, that is inside the card.  It is encircled on the card front with an oval piece of Whisper White Card Stock that is embellished with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

The pink flower at the top of the card is made with Pretty In Pink Card Stock and three flowers that were punched out with the Blossom Punch, which expires next Tuesday along with the Occassions Mini Catalog.  I hate to see the punch go as it's such a cool punch.  Don't delay if you've not gotten yours!

The Daffodil Delight flowers at the card's bottom were created with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch that is retiring at the end of May.  Get it while you can!

I think that you can visually get a good idea on how to CASE this card.  I hope you enjoy it!

What types of gifts do you plan to provide for your Mom?  If she's a paper craft person, give her Stampin' Up! products; I'm sure she'll be delighted!

God's Blessings!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mother's Day Card 2012

"We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves."
Henry Ward Beecher

What a true statement!  Whether or not you're a parent, you may not appreciate just how much your Momma loves you.  Don't forget to let her know how very important she is to you and how much you love her on May 13, Mother's Day.

This card share is one for Mother's Day.  I would so much love to give this to my Momma, but she is in heaven.  But if your Mom is still with you, don't take her for granted and shower her with love and appreciation on her special day.  Make her a handmade card; she'll love that.

This card is made with Concord Crush Card Stock (which expires on May 31) and Wild Wasabi Card Stock.  It is 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" and scored at the 3-1/4" mark.  The flower is a replica of one on the front page of Stampin' Up!'s May issue of Stampin' Success, a magazine that demonstrators receive monthly.  I made it by using the large leaf from the Blossom Petals Punch.  Isn't it so cute?  Guess which stamp I used to make the Wild Wasabi swirls at the top and bottom of the flower?

 The right side of the card features the Vine and Blossom Standard Wheel,  Postage Stamp Punch, You're A Gem Stamp Set (which retires on May 31), and the word, Mother, on one stamp from Messages for Mom Stamp Set (which also retires).


God's Blessings!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

UPDATE: Summer Smooches Designer Fabric Brads and Corrections

Summer Smooches Fabric Brads

1.  Stampin' Up! (SU) has depleted its supply of Summer Smooches Designer Fabric Brads (item 125589) and this item is no longer available. Thank you for your enthusiasm for this product!

2.  Two items that were included on the Retiring Accessories List are not actually retiring. SU has updated the lists to remove these items.

208 108360 Craft Scissors
208 103579 Paper Snips

Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories and Definitely Decorative Items

The lists of retiring Stampin' Up! accessories and Definitely Decorative Items have been released. 


Unlike the list of retiring Stampin' Up! stamp sets, these items are only available while supplies last - they will not be restocked.

This means you need to quickly buy the items you want.  Hurry, as the products could be here today, and gone tomorrow.  Don't wait!

If you've not ordered from me before, go to my ON-LINE STORE, click on "SHOP NOW", click on "CREATE ACCOUNT" (upper-left corner), set up your account, and place your order. 

If you would prefer that I place your order, send it to me via email - - and I'll place your order right away after receipt of your information (accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express).

God's Blessings!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Newest Digital Downloads



Tea Time II Digital Kit -- Digital Download    

Bunch Of Background Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download


Touch Of Nature Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download


Newsprint Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download


Classic Dad Greeting Card Template -- Digital Download

The Man, The Myth Board Book Designer Template -- Digital Download
The Man, The Myth Board Book Designer Template

 If you've not used MDS, you should download the My Digital Studio Express Trial  and use it for 30 days to see if it would fit into your style of making papercrafts.

God's Blessings!

Mother's Day Poem


A pillar of strength, the pure meaning of Love
A Divine gift from our Lord up above
As gentle as rain on the petals of a rose
She"ll kiss away fears and hug away woes
A doctor when tending a cold or a scrap
A chef when making cookies or frosting on a cake
A tailor, a chauffeur, a fairy godmother at times
But never to busy for a child's nursery rhymes
A source of wisdom that comes from inside
A manager, a bookkeeper, and a private tour guide
The one that knows just what to say
When a child is having a difficult day
The maker of dreams and the setter of goals
As a pile of laundry she sits and folds
When strange noises go bump in the night
It's her loving hand that turns on the light
All things to family she feels she must be
Although her family may not see
In our Lord's kingdom the one that will fare
Is the one we call Mother.  No others compare!
Barbara K. Gox

Make Mother's Day a blessed Day for your Mom!!

This stamp set is retiring on May 31.  Buy it while it lasts!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Mother's Day Card

"There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it." — Chinese Proverb

Are you getting ready for Mother's Day?  It is just around the corner on May 13th.  Mother's Day is one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States.  It is an occasion where Moms are shown the upmost respect and given tribute for all they do for their family.  I hope you are planning a lovely day for your Mom!

This Happy Mother's Day card is a digital one made with Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio (MDS).  It features the Attic Boutique Digital Kit.  The Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper in the Occasions Mini Catalog expires on April 30.  That is one of the great things about MDS; products can expire or retire, but as long as you have the digital download of them, it doesn't matter.  The digital downloads NEVER expire!  One such item on this card is the Corner Punch that retired last year.  I have it as a digital download, so I can use in when creating with MDS.

 Share with me what you plan to give your Mom on Mother's Day!  I wish I could give my Mom something great; however, she is in heaven.  I hope you enjoy today's card.


Are you ready for the upcoming release of retiring Stampin' Up! accessories?  Did you know that Stampin' Up! is discontinuing the Definitely Decorative Decor Elements and Simply Adorned jewelry lines?  The lists of the retiring items are scheduled to post here sometime on Wednesday, April 25! 
It is urgent that you order the items that you want from these lists as they will be available only while supplies last.  So be on the lookout during Wednesday this week.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack

When was the last time you checked out the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack?  There is up 60% off of clearance products right now.  Once a product is out of stock, it is gone forever. 

Stop what you're doing and check it out!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Retiring Stamp Sets and Free Annual Catalog Here!

As a result of the new Stampin' Up! (SU) Annual Catalog that debuts on June 1, SU has identified all the stamp sets that will retire on May 31.  You will want to order the ones you want soon before they are gone.

Check them out  HERE.

If you order at least $25 (excluding taxes and shipping) of Stampin' Up! products from my on-line store between now and May 31, you will receive a FREE Annual Catalog when it debuts in June.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Stampin' Up! Mixed Bunch and Blossom Punch

Eleven more days are left before the Occasions Mimi Catalog expires!  This catalog has lots of good products and I don't want to see some of them go. One of the products, the Stampin' Up! Mixed Bunch Stamp Set, is featured on this card. 

This picture provides a view of the 3-dimensional aspect of the card.

You can duplicate this card with the following products:

Stamps:  Mix Bunch Stamp Set
Paper:  Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, and Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
Ink:  Lucky Limeade and Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Blossom Punch, 1-1/2" Scallop Square Punch, Basic Pearls Jewel Accents, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, and Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive

Have a Blessed Day