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Spreading Ink Video Technique

Making the perfect card sometimes means using the perfect technique.  I have another technique video from Stampin' Up! to share with you.  Take a look at how easy it is.  If you try it out, I would love to see what you come up with.  Enjoy!

Trendy Trees retiring....

Trendy Trees 2

Trendy Trees, #113258, set of 8, $17.95

Funky Forest Wheel
Funky Forest Wheel, #114695, $6.50

Page 108 Stampin' Up!'s Idea Book & Catalog

Trendy Trees

Trendy Trees 3
 This pretty card was created by Riley Fitzgerald and was on Stampin' Up!'s website for demonstrators, Stampin' Connection.  Isn't it darling?  This is such a nice stamp set ~ the images are small enough for tags and 3 x 3 cards and it has lots of personality!  The trees can change with the seasons!  Enjoy your Friday ~ one more day and we fly south to enjoy a week at Disney with my Stampin' Up! friends ~ what could be more fun!

Easy Peasy....

     I wanted to provide you with additional information about Stampin' Up!'s Retiring Accessories List ~ and, make it easier for you!  There are so many products on the list that it is hard to know what you have and what you need to buy before it is gone.  Here is a breakdown of the retiring products with links to my store so you have pictures to put with the names of the products.

     Please note that many of the products are discounted from the regular price and some are even more than half off!!!  You know that these products will go fast and remember, the accessories are available only while supplies last.


while supplies last

available until May 31st


CLICK HERE to see all the Retiring Products online {WITH PICTURES} by category
The best way to order retiring accessories is through my online store as they will sell out quickly!!
NOTE: You're going to see all of the ink pads on the retirement list. We will no longer be carrying the craft ink pads (other than in black and white) and the classic pads will be replaced with a new "firm foam pad" which will give you a better stamping experience. More news to come on these exciting new pads!

Retired Accessories List


The Retired Accessories list has been released!  Click either link below to download the PDF list of products.

Retired Accessories List
Retired Definitely Decorative List

Keep in mind, these products are only available "while supplies last".  Once they are sold out, they are gone for good.  Make sure to get everything you need to complete your stash of colored accessories, Decor Elements, Simply Adorned and Build-a-Bear items NOW!

Visit my online store here for daily updates. 

I will be posting updates as well because the lists will change as items sell out.  I am more than happy to help in any way I can so please feel free to email me with questions and inquiries.   




Best Friends Forever ~ a great set to use for your special friend's birthday, anniversary, any special occasion. 

Best Friends Forever, set of 5, page 90 IB&C

#122807, $17.95 (c)

#122805, $23.95 (w)

It's on the Retiring Stamp Set List.  Check back tomorrow to see what is on Stampin' Up!'s Retiring Accessories List!


Unchartered Territory

Unchartered Territory 2
You can find this beautiful retiring stamp set on page 101 in Stampin' Up!'s Idea Book & Catalog.  In Norfolk, we are surrounded by the sea (so to speak ~ the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean plus bridges and tunnels everywhere!).  And, yes, a lighthouse ~ right down the street on Shore Drive!  So, this is one of those 'must have' stamp sets!

Unchartered Territory 3

Isn't this card gorgeous?  No, I didn't create it.  I found it as one of many samples on Stampin' Connection which is on Stampin' Up!'s website for demonstrators.  You see, we don't have to create everything 'from scratch' as we have lots of help from other demonstrators ~ from all over the world!  This card was created by Shoni Matney and uploaded for everyone to admire ~ and use for their blogs and stamp parties!  Yea ~ what an advantage.  One more sample for you and another retiring stamp set tomorrow ~ thanks for stopping by!Unchartered Territory

Spring Fever Stamp-A-Stack

Spring Fever Kit

Stampin' Up!'s Spring Fever Simply Scrappin' Kit is a fabulous way to scrapbook or to make cards.  Yesterday I hosted a Stamp-A-Stack and my friends ~ Andrea, Denise, Paula, Kim, Terrie, Donna, Michelle S., Marietta, Michelle P. and Betty joined me.  They made 16 cards using one-half of the kit above.

Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scrappin' Kits are so easy to use!  They use color coordinated (everything SU does seems to be color coordinated!) designer series papers, textured card stock and self adhesive accent pieces.  The colors in this kit are Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Basic Gray.  The kit contains 3 sheets each of 12" x 12" double-sided DSP, 2 designs; 2 sheets of each color of textured card stock and three 12" x 12" self-adhesive accents.  Everything is acid and lignin free.  Below are several of the cards we created ~

Spring Fever 3 cards

My next Stamp-A-Stack will be in May and we will be making 16 cards using the theme Masculine cards and Humorous cards.  Let me know if you are interested as I have a few spaces left to fill.  Also, if you would like more information about yesterday's class, or you want your very own Spring Fever Kit, give me a call ~ 587-1548!  Thanks for stopping by!

Fifth Avenue Floral

Fifth Avenue Floral 2

Fifth Avenue Floral, #113734, set of 5, $24.95 is on Stampin' Up!'s Retirement List.

Fifth Avenue Floral 3
Fifth Avenue Floral 4

Fifth Avenue Floral 1
 It is a gorgeous set and you may be interested in the technique used for the rose on this card.  We made this several years ago in my stamp clubs (a reminder to all of you club members).  We used Shimmery White card stock, #101910, and embossed the rose using Versamark, #102283, and white embossing powder #109132.  Then we wet the rose using our Aqua Painter, #103954, and dropped re-inker colors into the sections of the rose.  The ink spreads to create very natural looking petals.

D is for Dog

D is for Dog 2
D is for Dog, #115784, set of 6, $15.95 ~ wood only

D is for Dog 3

D is for Dog
This dog retires on May 31st.  It will be available until that date, Stampin' Up! will not run out of stamps as they manufacture all of the stamp sets themselves.  However, the accessories are a different story.  The RETIRED ACCESSORY List will be out on April 25th ~ next Wednesday ~ and these products are in limited supply and will only be available on a first come, first receive basis!  YOU will want to order them as soon as possible!

ps:  The 2010-2012 In-Colors will be on that list and will go QUICKLY.  Check your supplies now to see if there is anything you need and let me know.