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In Color Inspiration Club

Color Graficfrom Lyssa

It's time to celebrate Stampin' Up!'s NEW IN COLORS above ~ and, to decide if you would like to be part of this year's INSPIRATION CLUB.  What is an Inspiration Club?  It is a five month club that will create a personal collection of the above colors including the card stock, stamp pads, ink refills, ribbon and markers.  You will receive one color per month beginning in June and ending in October.  In addition, one month you will received Host Benefits of In Color 12" x 12" Envelope Paper (20 sheets) and In Color Enamel Shapes (200 shapes).  Download the form by clicking on the link below, give me a call (757-587-1548) if you'd like to sign up.  I will place the first order as soon as I have five members of the club.

What's the advantage of the club?  The total expenditure for the above products will be spread out over five months making it much more affordable.  So, instead of paying approximately $175 at one time, you will pay $35 per month to have all these new products!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  

Download In Color Inspiration Club Form


Friday's BINGO & STAMP PARTY was loads of fun!  We played six games of Bingo, made two cards, had refreshments and laughed a lot!  I spent yesterday catching up and relaxing a bit ~ sorry ~ no post!  But, I have pictures that I took when the Bingo winners were opening their prize packages to share today.  It was like Christmas morning ~ everyone saved their prize package until the end and opened them together.  

Sharon, Dixie and Rusty

Sharon, Dixie and Rusty working on their cards ~ using the new in-colors!

Diane Gibson             Jan Thape         Marti Jones

Diane, Jan and Marti opening their prize boxes!  And, then there was Nancy who won a stamp set and a punch from the NEW CATTY!

Nancy Bachman

Thanks for coming everyone ~ it was fun!





Two projects for our STAMPIN' BINGO NIGHT tonight at 6 in the Cat/Art Studio ~ using products from the 2016-2017 STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG.

Painter's Palette card for Bingo

The stamp set is PAINTER'S PALETTE.  The Playful Palette Suite is on page 118 & 119 in the new catalog and includes Washi Tape, Baker's Twine, Metallic Thread, Cardstock Pack and a Designer Series Paper stack that is fun and playful!  The stamp set comes with wood blocks or clear blocks and has nine stamps.  

Gift of Love ~ Host card for Bingo

The second card is created using a host stamp set, GIFT OF LOVE and the new in-color, Peekaboo Peach.  I used Wink of Stella on the flower and tried to pick it up with a close up but I found it hard to show you the sparkle.  Sorry!~

Gift of Love close up

June and Father's Day

Triple time stamping Father's Day

I know that all of you are thinking about this upcoming weekend and your plans for MEMORIAL DAY so this is just a gentle reminder that it is time to think ahead to the following week and the beginning of JUNE.  Here is a clever FATHER'S DAY CARD (June 19) and the directions for you to download to get a head start on honoring your Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son or Son in Law.  It looks a little difficult but I know you can do it ~ stamping and cutting!  Call me if you have questions ~ I am happy to help!

Download Fathers Day - Triple Time Stampin

Last Chance for Retired List & STAMPIN' BINGO!

Retired2016 ribbons

The retired list is almost gone!  Stampin' Up! has released the new catalog ( GET YOURS AT MY STAMPIN' BINGO NIGHT THIS FRIDAY ~ EMAIL ME TO LET ME KNOW YOU CAN COME!) and that means some old favorites will be gone forever.  As sad as it is to see these products go, there's still time for you to get them before they're gone. Plus, retiring products have discounts of up to 50%! Retiring products will only be available until May 31, or while supplies last, so make sure to order them before they're gone! 

Click here to see retiring stamps in my online store, or click the picture
above to download the complete pdf list.

*Due to high demand for retiring stamps, SU! only produced retiring stamps until May 22 (not accessories, which are only while supplies last).  So some popular ones may already be gone.

 Dates: Only until May 31, 2016 (or while supplies last).

These lists are updated daily to show the availability of all retiring products. Download the PDF for a quick reference, Check back regularly to make sure you have the most up-to-date information.

Swaps continue...........

Marion Swaim

Marion Swaim created this card using another new hostess set in the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! catalog.  The title of the set is LOVE YOU LOTS available w wood blocks or use with your clear blocks.  Marion created this card in two color combinations ~ pinks and blues ~ and added WINK OF STELLA so those little hedgehogs sparkled!  You know this card would bring a smile to a friend's face!

Sarah Williams

This lovely card was created by Sarah Williams using a new stamp set, PAINTER'S PALETTE.  The easel will be a favorite I am sure as it is easy to create with Stampin' Up!'s new Layering Squares Framelits ~ 19 dies, the largest is 3" x 3".  The squares are separated by approximately 1/8".

Just a reminder that there are only a few days left to order from the 2015-2016 CATALOG.  You might want to check your supplies and particularly your card stock to see if you are low in any of Stampin' Up!'s coordinated colors.  The price of card stock goes up $1.00 in the new catalog.  That hasn't happened in a long time so I wanted you to know in advance.  Susan Elise

SSS ~ Southern Stars Swaps

Margaret Spencer

This card was created by Margaret Spencer using the Hearth & Home Thinlits from STAMPIN' UP!'S OCCASIONS CATALOG.  The good news is that this WINDOW THINLIT will carry over to the new annual catalog.  I love the colors you used, Margaret!

Marie Shaugnessy

Marie Shaughnessy created this beauty using new thinlits that will be available on June 1.  The title of the thinlits is SWIRLY SCRIBBLES and they coordinate with a stamp set, SWIRLY BIRD which has 24 stamps ~ so many possibilities!  Marie added the 'celebrate' using another stamp set in the new catty ~ THOUGHTFUL BANNERS ~ it is a photopolymer set so you can bend the sayings to fit any banner!

TheTHOUGHTFUL BANNERS stamp set and coordinating punch are the GRAND PRIZE at my STAMPIN' BINGO NIGHT this coming Friday night at 6:30 PM in the CAT/ART STUDIO ~ have you let me know that you will be joining us?  Space is limited as I have 12 chairs in my studio.  Join us for Bingo, Prizes, creating cards with new product, Refreshments AND pick up your NEW CATALOG that night! EMAIL ME TO LET ME KNOW YOU WILL BE PLAYING BINGO FRIDAY WITH ME!  The fee to cover the cost of the evening is $25 and you can pay when you arrive.  

Southern Stars at their best......

Kris Hoppock

At our monthly team meeting, SOUTHERN STARS, we make and swap cards, have a contest and choose our favorite by voting.  Yesterday we had to vote THREE TIMES before a winner was chosen.  Kris Hoppock's card, above, won the contest ~ CONGRATS, KRIS!  GORGEOUS CARD!  The fact that we had to vote so many times, and that we have never had that situation before, speaks to the quality of the cards this month.  I thought I would show you several more cards today and the remainder tomorrow ~ enjoy!

Kelly Fidler

Beautiful colors!  Card by Kelly Fidler using the BOTANICAL BUILDER FRAMELITS DIES.

Lynne Galewski

Lynne Galewski's card using the stamp set GIFT OF LOVE, a hostess set in Stampin' Up!'s 2016-2017 Catalog.  The set is $10 and can be earned using STAMPIN' REWARDS when you place an order of $150 or more.  We can order beginning on June 1.  If you would like your catalog now, stop by and pick it up at the Cat/Art Studio, 2758 Murray Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23518.  More beautiful cards tomorrow ~ thanks for stopping by, Susan Elise

How to Use Project Life

Project Life is featured in the new catalog with new Project Life products.  Many of you have asked about it because nearly all the products in the present catalog  are on the retiring list.  If you are wondering how Project Life works, the video below will give you a good idea.  Donna from Stampin' Up! shares with us how she Project Life's.  Take a look:

 The products are great, just put it all together. You can get any of the Project Life products through my online store, or contact me and I'm happy to get you started with Project Life.  I will be having a Project Life Get-Together next month so be sure and let me know if you are interested ~ your invite will be in the mail!!  Thanks for stopping by, Susan Elise