Stampin’ Retreat: Dragonfly Dreams

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you another sneak peek into our stamping retreat along with another card that our stampers made.

Here is our new stamping room, all set up and waiting for our stamping friends! Their bags are filled with all of their pre-cut projects … only a little cutting or BigShotting because this is a retreat … no stress zone!

There we go … doesn’t it look better when filled with all of these lovely ladies! I have been blessed over the past 10 retreats to have an array of wonderful stampers who join us.

Today’s project required some cutting as they learned how to do a “Step Card”.  This is one of my favorite folds because it’s so easy to do but very dramatic.

The card was created with the “Dragonfly Dreams” bundle and the “Falling in Love” Designer series paper. Our dragonfly is actually cut out of the beautiful Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

Don’t forget … ALL BUNDLES in the Annual Catalog and Occasions catalog will be retiring!! Even if the stamp sets carry over – the chance to save 10% will be gone.

Thank you for checking back with me, I appreciate it.

Have yourself a wonderful day!


Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. Below you will find links to all the RETIRING PRODUCTS … just click on the picture.


Retiring: Designer Paper Parade of Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

My apologies for the delay but for some reason my computer did not want to work yesterday. I played with it for four hours (while cutting and prepping for my upcoming retreat). This morning … working fine! Go figure.  I’ve got a wonderful parade of cards to share with you today.

Many times I use my designer papers for Quick -n- Easy cards, because our papers are so gorgeous, all you need to do is add a greeting.  Other times they work great to embellish a card or a card layout.

Grab a cup of coffee and sit back with you browse through the designer papers and the beautiful cards that they helped create!


“Affectionately Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper …

These two cards don’t even touch the surface of the beautiful papers included in this package.

“This Christmas” Specialty Designer Series Paper ….

I am happy that Stampin’ Up! has brought back Christmas in the Annual Catalog! Love the paper!

“Fruit Stand” Designer Series Paper …

How fun is this one! I sent it to a friend who is going through cancer treatments.



“By the Shore” Designer Series Paper …

Another series of paper that I did not play enough with.  I really need to sit down and make a play date with my papers!! I like this for a more masculine card.

“Floral Affection” Designer Series Paper …

“Serene Scenery” Designer Series Paper Stack ….

In the up coming catalogs, you will notice that the designer stacks are no longer bound … they are free, so there is no tearing or glue left hanging on your paper! You ask … Stampin’ Up! delivers!

From the Occasions Catalog you’ll find …

“Sending Love” Designer Series Paper

“Falling in Love” Designer Series Paper …


“Party Animal” Designer Series Paper …

“Cupcakes & Carousels” Designer Series Paper…


“Tasty Treats” Designer Series Paper …

So as you can see, our designer papers are so awesome to use when you need quick -n- easy cards or when you want to dress up a card a little bit more!!

I thank you so much for hanging with me during my computer troubles ~

Have a warm and beautiful day!


 Below you will find links to all the RETIRING PRODUCTS … just click on the picture.


Retiring: Bear Hugs!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you on this fine Friday? Hope this day finds you well and happy!

Today I’m sharing some cute cards and projects from the irresistible “Bear Hugs” stamp set. These two fun lovin’ bears are filled with good wishes as you’ll see on our first card “Wishing You a Day Full of Sunshine” …

Such a cute card for the “fisherman” in the family! Just think of all the things you can do with this stamp set. This adorable gift is perfect for the “honey makers” in the family!!

This next card was one of our Swap Cards at one of my Annual Retreats made by Peggy! This card is perfect for today because you don’t want to wave good-bye to this stamp set until you’ve added it to your collection!

Give as many bear hugs as you want to give— you’ll never run out if you have the Bear Hugs Stamp Set and the Bear Hugs Framelits Dies. Watch how easy it is to put a bear hug in a card and send it anywhere.

Although the “bundle” is no longer available the coordinating dies are.  Here are the cute grouping of cards and gift packaging that was shown in the video!  I loved the way they turned the “Wisconsin” Brown or Black bears into … Panda Bears!! Oh my gosh … too cute!

Although it states that our “retired list” is here until the end of May … that does not mean that stamp sets, accessories and such will be available for that long.  It states available through May 31st or while supplies last … and once they’re gone, their gone!

Check out the retired lists below … just click on the STAMPS, RETIRING BUNDLES of EVERYTHING ELSE bars – this will take you directly to those retiring lists.  Some items are discounted up to 50% off!

Thank you for stopping by today, and let me know if you have any questions, or need help placing an order.

Have a wonderful Friday … let the weekend begin!


Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. Below you will find links to all the RETIRING PRODUCTS … just click on the picture.


Retiring: My Favorite Framelits!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s kind of sad to see one of my favorite accessories leaving … the STAR framelits!!  Many of you know that my downline (the group of people who signed up as demonstrators with me) team is named the Star’s by Design, so of course I love anything Stars, and these dies are no exception!

Today I’m sharing with you some of the wonderful cards that I have created using the Star Framelits … The designer paper used does not matter, this is a FUN layout – Christmas, Graduation, New Baby, Birthday’ and more … just change out the paper and the color scheme and you’ve got a great card!(Check out the card under the video near the end of my post and you’ll see what I’m talking about)


This luminary was very easy to make with the dies and designer paper.  That paper is no longer available, it’s retired, but you can use any designer paper (just like the card above!)All you do is cut out your star image from each panel (I used 3″ x 3″) then adhere vellum to the inside, and then I simply used “Washi Tape” to secure my sides together! Doesn’t get any easier than that.


I love this Old Fashion look of this card and so easy to create… a little sponging on the sides and you’ve aged your paper.  This was done with Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake cardstock! On this card I doubled the stars so you had a lot more dimension on the card.  Another Quick -n- Easy one to make.

Ahhhh … One of my favorites! Simple elegance done in Gold Glimmer paper and Very Vanilla. The stars were layered with the center cut out of the glimmer paper, exposing the Gold Foil paper underneath. So pretty! FYI … the Star’s Impressions Embossing Folder I used on this card is also retiring!

Not only are the Star Framelits retiring but the “Super Star” stamp set ….

And the “Shooting Star” stamp sets are retiring!!  These are two really cute stamp sets and the Shooting Star can be bundled with additional framelits to create “Slider Cards”!!!

Slider cards are keepers. They’re interactive, they’re fun, and they’ll be looked at (and played with) again and again—they’re a cardmaker’s dream! Watch this video to learn how you can make your own slider cards with the Sliding Star Framelits Dies and the Big Shot.

OK … One last card! I’m not showing you these to make you sad because they are leaving, I want to make sure YOU know what’s on that retirement list, because I don’t want you to miss out on any of these wonderful products.

We both know there are even more goodies coming in June, but until then … I don’t want you to miss out on these goodies!!

Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shown today & Thank you so much for stopping by ~

Have a great day and smile like a star!


Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. Below you will find links to all the RETIRING PRODUCTS … just click on the picture.


Simply Sunday: They Say It’s Your Birthday!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute birthday card to share with you and it is much easier than it appears!

I started with the “It’s My Party” Designer Series paper. Designer paper is my “go to” stampin’ supply when I need a quick card. It takes all the guess work out of choosing color patterns … it’s done for you.


I decided I wanted to go Basic … Black that is for my card base, then Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry for my pop of color. I really wanted my card to be special so I added the Silver Glimmer paper.

I knew I wanted to highlight the stars in the designer paper so I pulled out my “Stars” framelits! The ease of this card and how I cut my 3 stars was to layer all 3 stars inside of each other! AND … I did that from the silver glimmer paper that is now the mat behind the designer paper.

Once you have your 3 stars (2 smaller ones inside the largest) layered on your paper, run them through the BigShot.  Follow up by cutting the two larger stars out in the colors you desire. I used the Crushed Curry for my largest star, then Melon Mambo for the middle size star.  Now attach the colored stars to the back of the glimmer stars … I used glue dots, they work great without making a mess.


I come from the “Beatles” generation so when I say the “They Say It’s Your Birthday” … I just had to get the “Suite Sayings” stamp set! There are so many nice greetings for all different occasions, you’ll surely want to add it to your collection. I finished my greeting by creating a banner with the “Triple Banner” punch.

You don’t have to stick to the annual or occasions catalog when creating your cards and projects, these stamps and accessories where designed to coordinate together. I think my little birthday card came together nicely! So a “Happy Birthday” to you if today is your day!


And don’t forget … It’s Sale-a-bration! I’m sure that a nice combination of these products will warrant a FREE Sale-a-bration item of your choice.  I’ve listed the supplies below for you to view.

Thanks much for stopping by ~

Have a fantastic day!