Simply Sunday: Card Parade …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Where did the weekend go? Can’t believe it is Sunday already, however it’s the perfect time to grab a cup of coffee and kick back and join me in a review of many of my favorite cards.  These cards highlight the stamp sets, designer paper, vellums and accessories that are on the “Discounted” retiring list.

We all enjoy a discount of our favorite items, and I am thrilled that Stampin’ Up! has chosen some of our favorites to discount.  If you are on a budget, as I mentioned yesterday … you may also want to stock up on your cardstock as there will be a price increase in the new catalog.

Let’s begin with a little fun from one of my Stampin’ Retreats …

I created these cute little apron boxes simply by making a little box and gluing the die cut apron to the front and the back. The Stampin’ Up! logo actually came from the grid paper!

My next sample comes from the Beautiful Day stamp set …

Along with the Beautiful Day stamp set, this card showcases the Brusho Crystal Colours which are also discounted.  If you’d like to see the Step by Step instructions for this card … CLICK HERE.

Oh, oh, oh … do you love lace? If so, I have the perfect specialty paper, the Delightfully Detailed paper …

Woooo … this Laser Cut specialty paper makes card making so easy!  CLICK HERE to view 3 more samples using the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper. You will enjoy seeing the different styles you can create with this paper.

It’s always sad to see one of your favorites leaving, but it’s pretty awesome when you can get it on a discount. This card was created using Vellum cardstock and the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits …

Once the dragonfly was cut out, I sponged the color on the back and I added the sparkle with the Irridescent Ice embossing powder … that has been discontiued but you can easily use a little glue and our Dazzling Diamonds – it looks amazing!

I’m happy to tell you that the next card share I have for you has double the rewards; the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer paper and the Happy Birthday Thinlits dies are discounted!

This cute and simple card was created with the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer paper as the background and the Happy Birthday cut from the thinlits die … it is highlighted by adding a piece of vellum behind it which pops the greeting while still allowing the designer paper to show through!

Another popular die set is the Hometown Greetings thinlets that coordinated with the Hearts Come Home stamp set. I actually used the “Hearts Come Home for Christmas” as my theme for the Annual Holiday Stamping Retreat. Here are some of our cards …

Oh my gosh … this was a fun card to create. CLICK HERE if you want more information on how I made this card.

Here is another favorite that makes me sad that it’s on the Discontinued List; Large Letters Framelits Dies.  I’m sure you’ll agree with me that the creative possibilities are endless with these dies. My fav is the amazing technique: The Eclipse Technique

Although I used the cat punch, the technique is to cut an image and pop it up above the area punched, the Large Letters Framelits are famous for this technique. The “celebrate” from the “Celebrate You thinlits dies are also discounted! Check out my never seen before Eclipse Card done with the Large Letters dies …

These dies have a permanent home in my crafting arsenal for sure 🙂  Are they in yours?

Are you ready to make your Christmas cards in July… many do, and you may want to add these next two to your shopping list; the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set (Wood Mount Only/Discounted) and the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies…

So, so, so pretty! And if that wasn’t enough … I have another amazing set of card samples for you, using the Starlight Thinlits dies…

If you are not ready for Christmas and are in need of a little lift, may I suggest the Up and Away Thinlits dies, perfect for graduations and more …

How about one more? This little beauty comes from the Window Box thinlit dies …

We made this at one of my retreats, a sweet little box perfect for gift giving, and it’s a gift in itself!  There are sooo many more items on this discounted list, so I have added a listing of the items below.

Thank you so very much for taking time out of your weekend and joining me for this card parade.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend ~

DISCOUNTED PRODUCT LIST …. If you have any questions on the items shown today, or need help ordering them, please let me know, otherwise you can just click on any of the images for more information or to begin your shopping. Thank you.

148584

Sale: $7.65

Price: $9.00

145661

Sale: $21.75

Price: $29.00

143727

Sale: $22.50

Price: $30.00

144676

Sale: $24.00

Price: $32.00

146859

Sale: $29.60

Price: $37.00

146861

Sale: $22.95

Price: $27.00

141477

Sale: $24.30

Price: $27.00

148604

Sale: $18.00

Price: $20.00

146350

Sale: $5.40

Price: $6.00

144259

Sale: $5.40

Price: $6.00

141469

Sale: $12.60

Price: $18.00

146330

Sale: $6.80

Price: $8.00

145663

Sale: $19.60

Price: $28.00

144101

Sale: $21.00

Price: $30.00

143729

Sale: $22.95

Price: $27.00

141488

Sale: $24.30

Price: $27.00

146840

Sale: $17.25

Price: $23.00

146826

Sale: $20.40

Price: $24.00

148658

Sale: $17.85

Price: $21.00

143745

Sale: $24.00

Price: $30.00

146935

Sale: $3.60

Price: $4.50

140396

Sale: $15.30

Price: $18.00

148535

Sale: $38.25

Price: $45.00

148690

Sale: $21.60

Price: $24.00

142749

Sale: $23.25

Price: $31.00

141482

Sale: $21.75

Price: $29.00

141483

Sale: $15.30

Price: $18.00

143725

Sale: $24.75

Price: $33.00

143774

Sale: $21.00

Price: $30.00

133774

Sale: $15.00

Price: $20.00

141490

Sale: $28.05

Price: $33.00

146910

Sale: $5.40

Price: $6.00

148789

Sale: $7.23

Price: $8.50

146353

Sale: $20.25

Price: $27.00

141470

Sale: $15.30

Price: $18.00

146355

Sale: $25.50

Price: $30.00

146354

Sale: $20.80

Price: $26.00

147528

Sale: $5.10

Price: $6.00

144130

Sale: $5.40

Price: $6.00

143700

Sale: $16.00

Price: $20.00

144671

Sale: $22.40

Price: $32.00

148538

Sale: $20.25

Price: $27.00

148552

Sale: $20.25

Price: $27.00

148524

Sale: $24.00

Price: $30.00

141712

Sale: $69.30

Price: $99.00

143712

Sale: $16.20

Price: $18.00

142893

Sale: $24.65

Price: $29.00

143743

Sale: $22.95

Price: $27.00

145605

Sale: $16.80

Price: $21.00

140276

Sale: $26.35

Price: $31.00

146329

Sale: $8.10

Price: $9.00

144214

Sale: $4.50

Price: $5.00

148810

Sale: $6.30

Price: $7.00

143747

Sale: $20.00

Price: $25.00

126189

Sale: $3.60

Price: $4.00

145655

Sale: $23.80

Price: $34.00

146827

Sale: $29.70

Price: $33.00

146829

Sale: $28.05

Price: $33.00

146825

Sale: $22.40

Price: $28.00

141851

Sale: $20.80

Price: $26.00

144685

Sale: $21.75

Price: $29.00

145646

Sale: $7.65

Price: $9.00

145568

Sale: $6.80

Price: $8.00

146821

Sale: $19.50

Price: $26.00

141840

Sale: $23.20

Price: $29.00

141489

Sale: $21.60

Price: $27.00

145617

Sale: $23.10

Price: $33.00

148573

Sale: $7.23

Price: $8.50

148571

Sale: $4.25

Price: $5.00

141497

Sale: $22.95

Price: $27.00

144678

Sale: $21.00

Price: $30.00

146893

Sale: $6.80

Price: $8.00

145650

Sale: $22.40

Price: $32.00

146349

Sale: $6.37

Price: $7.50

146337

Sale: $5.40

Price: $6.00

145596

Sale: $5.95

Price: $7.00

142748

Sale: $21.00

Price: $30.00

122959

Sale: $4.50

Price: $5.00

142762

Sale: $26.60

Price: $38.00

143730

Sale: $24.00

Price: $30.00

143928

Sale: $18.70

Price: $22.00

143925

Sale: $27.00

Price: $30.00

 Last one … Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies / Simply Beautiful ❤

Bowing out “Graceful” …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with a the card I promised a while back from the Graceful Glass designer vellum.  The beautiful stained glass imagery is perfect for coloring… and I used the Stampin’ Blends.  Because it’s vellum paper you can create stunning stained-glass effects with it!  The Graceful Glass has 24 vellum sheets: 2 each of 12 single-sided designs.  These are the samples from Stampin’ Up! …

And now … my creation, and probably my last from the Graceful Glass designer vellum since it is retiring in only a few more days.

I did not add the greeting to the front of my card as I wanted to showcase the beautiful design of the vellum.  This would make a beautiful birthday card, a sympathy card or what ever you choose.  I chose a very spring-like color them with Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo – Light, and Mossy Meadow.

I used the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add some texture to the card and create interest to the eye. I enjoy using the entire bundle … the dies coordinate nicely with this vellum.

I thank you for sharing a part of your day with me and checking out my blog.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST: If you would like to purchase any of the items used in creating these cards and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions, please message me.

 

Simply Sunday: Serene Garden

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope this day finds you well … and I wish all you ladies out there a Happy Mothers Day… we all nurture in some way or another. Today I have the perfect stamp set to celebrate women everywhere; the Serene Garden stamp set.  I find this stamp set simply stunning and I just had to have it. It has a bit of that Art Deco flair so I did it in black and white and a touch of pink …

The whispy flow of the greenery really draws your eye to the card and it was colored using the Stampin’ Blends … same with the flowers, they were gently colored with the Petal Pink duo to create some depth.  I colored the butterfly the same way and cut it out with the coordinating die. Let’s not forget that Wink of Stella … that is what gives the flowers and butterfly that beautiful sparkle.

The entire piece was popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals and the greeting comes from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

I am sad that this beautiful stamp set, Serene Garden will be retiring in less than a month. Stop back tomorrow, I have another card I’d like to share with you that my clubs did this month.

Till then, enjoy your day! Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit with me.

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST: If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create this card and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions, please message me.

 

Retiring Lists ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I decided to put a temporary hold on our OnStage antics because the Retirement List came out yesterday, however there seems to be a bit of confusion because they are listed many stamp sets not because the actual set is leaving but the “wood” and “clear” mounts are being discontinued for the new Cling Mount.

It’s that time of year when we have to say goodbye to some products, but we can help them go out with a bang! These products may be leaving our store, but make sure they aren’t out of your life! Whether it’s a die or a bundle that you’ve been waiting to buy, now’s the perfect time to add it to your collection.

Edited Occasions Catalog Retiring List

Edited Annual Catalog Retirement List

Please remember that a retiring “bundle” does not necessarily mean the stamp set or dies are retiring … Bundles do not carry over, so if you want to save the 10%, you would need to purchase it before June 3rd (or while supplies last).

If you have any questions, please contact me below or through email: lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com  I would be happy to help you make the best decision for you.

All week long I will be sharing highlights and sneak peeks from the upcoming catalog… I will see you there!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me, I love the visits!

 

 

 

Time to say Good-bye …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As many of you know, I am headed to Minneapolis this weekend for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event!!  This is where we will get the NEW 2019-20 Annual Catalog and a first hand look at some of the new products.  I am so excited … I saw a sneak peek of the cover from demonstrators who are at the OnStage Live in Auckland, New Zealand!!! I found my first new love!!

But … with the new, means there will be some of our favorites leaving including some very standard products we use everyday.  Although they have been tried and true for me, I’m not mourning the loss, because I’m excited to see what will be coming down the road.

First up … Our Cutting . There will not be a replacement in the new catalog but there is a new product in the works and will be released when it is up to Stampin’ Up!s quality standards (I LOVE THAT).

The same goes for our BigShot … yes it is leaving BUT there will be dies and embossing folders that remain!! Wooo Hooo.  You know I’ll be shouting that from the roof tops when this new product is announced.

Don’t forget your retiring In-Colors … get those BEFORE the Retirement List comes out on the 15th of April.  I will have all then news for you when that arrives as well.

Sorry I put today’s card on hold … but I felt this was important news that I had to share.  I will be back tomorrow with my “Fun in the Sun” card!!

Till then, have a great day and thank you for stopping by today.

Color Me Happy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you looking for a fun and unique card kit? The Color Me Happy Card Kit is easy and cute. This kit includes 16 adorable cards.

Today I’d like to share the Color Me Happy Card Kit / bundle (Save 10%) This bundle is retiring May 31st so it’s just one of many I will be sharing in the upcoming weeks.

Color Me Happy Project Kit
Color everyone happy when they get one of these cards! Kit includes enough supplies for 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs. Ink and adhesive sold separately.

Kit includes:
• 16 card bases, 4 each of 4 designs
• 16 envelopes with printed design inside, 4 each of 4 designs
• Gold foil accents
• Die-cut cardstock background and accents
• Printed and gold foil die-cut accents
• White Baker’s Twine
• Mini Pool Party tassels
• Circle and star sequins
• Gold foil tape

Color Me Happy Stamp Set
You’ll be colored happy every time you create with this stamp set. The line-art images are perfect for coloring techniques.
* Quantity: 10 rubber stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (not included): b, c, g, h, i

 

This is a great kit you can create fun quick cards with … Make it a family project and used the Watercolor Pencils!

Thanks for stopping by … have a great day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … 

Beautiful Butterfly (You Move Me Bundle)

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to not only share one of the amazing cards that we made at our Annual Spring Stamping Retreat but to share my very first video!! Oh my gosh … I can’t believe I finally did this, with more practice I’ll be able to create some really fun information / training videos for you!!

First, let me share the card with you. I bought this stamp set because my Mom loved butterflies, it’s sad she never got to see this (well, maybe she did ❤ ) so this card and my first video are dedicated to my Mom.   Sunday will be our first Mother’s Day without her, so I need to focus on the wonderful moments shared together… with a smile.

I can’t believe this stamp set is on the “Retirement List”!!  Don’t let this one slip by, it is so pretty and you can make any type of card with this bundle.  Below are the three cards we made with the “You Move Me Bundle” … Two of the cards were inspired by fellow stampin’ artists/ demonstrators.

The center card I credit to: Patty Bennett … she used 2 butterflies on her card, I did a single butterfly.  The card on the right, I credit to:Shelly Godby … she used the “Reverse Masking” technique on her card and I used the Marker to Block / Watercolor Technique.  Can you see how different all of these cards are … and all beautiful!!

Now … I must show you how beautiful this butterfly is in movement. Yes, it moves, it flutters!! Just click on the arrow in the center of the picture.

Well now …

I can’t create a beautiful card like this and not decorate the inside. The cute little butterflies come in the stamp set that is included in the bundle. You will need the bundle to make your butterfly or humming bird fly.

I really hope you liked this card and that you enjoyed the video!  If you did, would you please leave a comment … I would love to hear your thoughts.

Just to let you know … the beautiful designer paper used on my cards is already gone from this discontinued list.

Thank you for joining me today.

Have a beautiful day!

 

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …