Happy Mother’s Day 2012

When my children were young, they asked why there was a Mother's Day and not a Children's Day. I'm sure y'all can guess my answer…EVERY DAY is children's day! Now that my kids are grown (mostly) I get to enjoy Mother's Day through their eyes. One of my daughters is a mom herself; all of […]

Which Flower Do YOU Fancy?

Today's samples are two retiring stamp sets, Flower Fancy and Sincere Salutations. I don't know which of these sets I'll miss most! Sincere Salutations is just one of those word sets that is a staple in any cardmakers stash. These two sets are only available until May 31st, so don't delay. Send me an email […]

Upsy Daisy: For the Daisy Connoisseur

From subtle… To vibrant… To in between… The Upsy Daisy stamp can match any mood you bring.     Item # 111710 Get this daisy-delightful stamp set before it wilts away — this set retires May 31st.     To order now, go to my website. If you prefer, call or email me and I'll […]

Happy Through The Tears

While I have loved many of the stamp sets I have on my shelves, I'm usually ready to move onto new stamp sets by the end of our Stampin' Up! year. We're there. May 31st is the last day for ordering from the 2011-2012 catalog. June 1st we'll have a brand new catalog with fresh […]

Time, Gentlemen Please

Oh, yes it IS time — Hold onto your hats, dear readers, as we there is SO much happening in our creative world of scrapbooking, cardmaking and home décor and so much going on specifically in Stampin' Up! I spent most of May closing down a music school business, working on disaster relief with the […]

Retirement Alert: Branch Out

Branch Out is just one of the stamp sets that retires January 4th, 2010.   With eight images included in this set, you'll be set to whip up a project depicting any season. To get it in time for Christmas order before December 15th. To order now, click here to go to my website and […]

This Train Is Pulling Out

You've got 4 hours to get those last-minute orders in to me. I'm putting in my last order from the current catalog at 10 p.m. Eastern time tonight. Call me at 678-467-1330 or place your own order at my website before midnight TONIGHT! At noon Wednesday, July 1st, the 2009/2010 Stampin' Up! Catalog goes live. […]

A Little Birdie Told Me

Don't miss your chance to get the stamp set, A Little Birdie Told Me. June 30th is the very last day to order from the current Stampin' Up! catalog, and this set is on the Last Chance list. It will not be in the new catalog. Order this versatile set today at my website.

The Shape’s The Thing

I get into such a rut with the usual rectangular card, only occasionally straying to a square. Clearly that's not true for my friend Kit Richie, who designed this charming card. Stamps Thoughts of Father (item #115094) – retiring June 30! Ink Black Stazon, various markers Paper Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Naturals White, Good Morning […]

Are You Seeing Spots?

You won't be seeing spots much longer, because the Seeing Spots stamp set retires on June 30th. Pixie Pink, Old Olive, Basic Black and Whisper White combine in this cheery, whimsical card. This set lends itself to creative uses of circle punches.   This above design is contemporary and stylish, in Old Olive and Basic […]

If It Ain’t Baroque

One of the background stamps on the Last Chance List is Baroque. It's paired up here with Sincere Salutations, a versatile set of greetings. The ink is Versamark with black embossing powder. Embellishments include Old Olive ribbon and hatpins from the Pretties Kit. Design by Anne Axelson. Place your order for this great retiring stamp […]

Last Chance Accessories Update

Oops. Here's the Last Chance Accessories Retiring List with the correct discounts. (This is what I get for posting in the middle of the night! LOL!) Click here to view the Last Chance Accessories Retiring List in pdf format. Scroll down to the next post to see the Last Chance Stamp Set Retiring List and […]

Last Chance (Retiring) Lists Here

It's that time of year – a last chance to scoop up your favorite stamps sets and save on retiring accessories and Decor Elements' items. Last Chance Stamp List – click here for the retiring stamp set list. Available only through June 30/09. Retiring Accessories – click here for a Word document listing the retiring […]

Summer by the Sea

What a delightful set this is. I'm sad that it is retiring. If you love to watercolor as I do, take advantage of the 10% Off Sale offer by Dec. 23rd. This set lends itself to reflection techniques and watercoloring. It will always have a place in my personal collection. If you want it in […]

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of…

This card highlights one of the stamp sets on sale in Stampin' Up!'s Retiring List Sale. This is such a perfect stamp set for the little pirates in your life. It's a great choice to use for birthday invitations, dress-up parties, kid's scrapbook pages… even vacation memories of warm, Caribbean destinations. The pirate image in […]

Retiring Stamps 10% Off

It's here — the retiring stamp set list for the Fall/Winter 2008 catalog! Not only can you get your favorite sets before they go off to enjoy their retirement, you can save money by ordering now! All retiring stamp sets are 10% off from now until December 23rd…and there's more… FREE shipping on orders over […]

The Guessing Game

Every Stampin' Up! catalog must come to an end, and we're nearing the time when some of the current stamp sets retire to make way for new ones. The list will be announced tomorrow. C'mon back to see which of your favorite sets are going to be hitting Stampin' up!'s version of the retiree's golf […]

Will It Never End?

Okay, last sample of the scallop card. I promise. Here's a closeup of the scallop detail… And here's the full card. This one uses the Ginger Blossom paper. I'm going to miss this gorgeous collection of double-sided designer paper when it retires in August! And speaking of retiring, Stampin' Up!'s list of retiring stamp sets […]

Press This Letter

This card uses a great alphabet set, Letterpress that is on the retiring list. It’s a wonderful alpha for scrapbooking! If you’re having trouble seeing the retiring list in pdf format, here’s a Word version you can download.Download US_RetiredList_Dec2007.doc Stamp sets will be available for ordering through December 31 — but please remember to order […]

And the Clock Ticks…

Woo hoo! Here we go with stamp sets retiring this month from the Stampin’ Up! 2007 Fall Catalog. Even as we wave a fond goodbye to some of our favorite images, I’m excited about the cutting-edge designs and accessories we’ll be seeing in January! Don’t wait to order those retiring stamp sets you just have […]