Retirement List is Here, Plus Free Shipping!

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Retirement List
The retirement list for the 2013-2014 catalog is here! Products are only available while supplies last. Click here to view all of these products and shop.

If you want to download a list of the retiring products so that you can go through your catalog and mark the retiring products, click the links below:

– Retiring Stamp Sets – Click Here
– Retiring Accessories – Click Here

Win a $20 Gift Certificate!
If you place an order with me between now and April 25th and use the Hostess code RYW6RQEV you will be entered to win a $20 Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate from me that you can use to order new product from the new catalog that comes out in June!

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Free Shipping!
FREE shipping on EVERYTHING (excluding expedited orders) from now until April 25th! It is the perfect time to grab all of the retiring items you don’t want to miss out on. Click here to start shopping! Remember to enter the Hostess Code RYW6RQEV at checkout for your chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate too!

Simple, Fast Scrapbooking Coming Soon!

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If you are like me, you have a shoebox and a hard drive full of photos that you keep telling yourself you will put into a scrapbook someday, but never find the time and energy to actually do it!

A genius lady named Becky Higgins created a method of scarpbooking called “Project Life”. It’s apparently been around for a while, but I didn’t really know much about it until recently. Project Life is about getting your photos into an album easily, quickly and affordably. To me, it seems like it is a cross between the scrapbooking you probably have a picture of in your head where you sit around with a lot of supplies scattered everywhere trying to make an “artsy” scrapbook page, and the boring old simple albums where you stick or slide your photos into plastic sleeves and don’t do any decorating work at all. The albums you make with Project Life are still beautiful, but you don’t have to spend a ton of time and money on supplies to make them that way!

Stampin’ Up! just announced that they are partenring with Becky Higgins to bring Project Life to Stampin’ Up! So now you will be able to create albums with SU colors and designs! The majority of the new Project Life products will be in the new catalog that launches in June, but on May 1, you will be able to order the products listed below. As a demonstrator, I get to pre-order a few supplies on Monday to test them out and will do my best to get a video up showing you what they look like and how to use them.

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If you’d like to see a little more about Project Life and meet Becky, you should check out the video below from Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by! I can’t wait to get some scrapping done soon and share that with you too!

Guest Post – Shoe Gift Card Holder

My fiance needed a gift card holder for a shoe store gift card he got for his friend’s birthday ASAP. I was too busy to make something for him, so I sent him to my craft room and said “make something”. To my surprise, he made something really awesome and in less than an hour! He freehanded the shoe shape, cut 2 pieces of Old Olive out from that shape, stuck them together leaving an empty pocket area in the hole of the shoe for the gift card to go into. He used 2 strips of chocolate chip card stock to make the sole of the shoe. He then figured out how to use my crop-a-dile to punch several holes, used a real shoe lace, and laced up the card like a real shoe! Didn’t he do a great job?!

Shoe Gift Card Holder

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Sale-a-bration 2014 is here!

Sale-a-bration kicks off today! Click here to download the 2014 Sale-a-bration catalog.

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Here is the skinny on Sale-a-bration:

  • Promotion starts today and goes through March 31st.
  • You get to pick a FREE item from this catalog for every $50 you spend!
  • If you host a party during sale-a-bration and have $300 in sales, you get an extra $30 hostess dollars to spend
  • If you sign up to be a demonstrator during sale-a-bration, you get $150 for only $99!

Let me know if you have any questions about sale-a-bration, if you would like to host a party, or sign up as a demonstrator!

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This is one of the cards we will be making at my Sale-a-bration party this saturday. Below is a how-to video.

Valentine Card Swap

Here is a Valentine’s Day card I made for a swap I am participating in. It’s not too complex, but I used a ton of different products. My biggest tip on making this card is to use rolled up mini glue dots to hold the bakers twine onto the card.

The banner stamp set and punch will be available on Jan. 28 as a part of Sale-a-bration. For every $50 you spend during Sale-a-bration, you get a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog. Check back on Jan. 28 to download the new catalog and see some more ideas!

Valentine's Day Card

Colors: Whisper White, Real Red, Bermuda Bay
Stamps: Language Of Love, Banner Blast, Make Note This And That Rotary
Paper: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
Punches: Full Heart Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Banner Punch
Big Shot: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies
Other: Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Mini glue dots, stampin’ dimensionals, snail, chalk marker

3×3 Starburst Thank You Card and New Weekly Deals!

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I am selling several of my retired stamp sets on ebay, and this is the thank you card that I am sending out with my stamps. This is a simple project, but a heavy Big Shot project as well. I am using the Banners Framelits Dies, Starburst Framelits Dies, and the Chevron Embossing folder. Below is a video tutorial for these cards. I hope you enjoy!

Here are the weekly deals for this week!


Borders Scoring Plate Simply Scored

Borders Scoring Plate
Simply Scored
Price:$14.95$11.21

Envelope Liners Framelits Dies

Envelope Liners
Framelits Dies
Price:$26.95$20.21

Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies

Finishing Touches
Edgelits Dies
Price:$9.95$7.46

Frosty Day II Kit - Digital Download

Frosty Day Kit –
Digital Download

Price:$9.95$5.97

Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die

Houndstooth Textured
Impressions Embossing
Folder Die

Price:$7.95$5.96

Marina Mist 3/4 Chevron Ribbon

Marina Mist 3/4″
Chevron Ribbon
Price:$8.95$6.71

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad

Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad
Price:$5.95$4.46

Occasions Mini Release and Treat Holder Tutorial

The Occasions mini catalog has officially been released! I had several people over today for an open house to take a look at many of the products in person and to make a couple of make-and-takes. I’ve already dived into a lot of the new product and am excited to keep playing.  I mean, just look at all this awesome stuff (and I haven’t even ordered all of the stuff on my wish list yet!)

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The project I want to share with you today is one of the make and takes from my event today.  It is a little candy holder that is super easy to make and quite adorable IMHO. 🙂  It would be perfect for making Valentine’s Day treats for students or coworkers!

Valentine Treat Holder

I used the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to make this treat that holds a “fun size” Snickers bar.  Start with a piece of designer series paper that measures 2 in. x 6 1/2 in.  Score at 2 5/8 in. and 3 7/8 in.  Punch both ends of the paper.  The banner at the top that holds the treat holder together is a strip of cardstock measuring 1/2 in. x 3, scored at 1 1/2 in. so that it is easy to fold in half.  Notch the top so that it looks like a banner.  Finally, the little heart in the corner is just a piece of real red cardstock punched out with the Small Heart Punch.  I adhered it to the treat holder using a Stampin’ Dimensional and added a little rhinestone to the middle of the heart.  Super quick and easy!