Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Going, Going.... Gonna be GONE!

Apologies up front, because this is such a long post. It's full of information that you need to know... but it's just not fun stuff. So please read through and don't get distracted... the best part is the Challenge at the end.

I don't know about you, but I'm really excited about the upcoming new Stampin Up Idea Book & Catalog (IB&C). Normally the IB&C comes out on July 1st each year. This year it will come out on June 1st. That's just a little more than a month away. I can't wait! Stampin Up always amazes me with the new items they come up.
Along with the new IB&C this year, there are lots of changes as well. On a previous post I gave you the list of the stamp sets that will retire on May31, 2012. There are also some accessories that will be retiring as well. Before I give you some information about the items retiring let me go ahead and give you some links.

These links are for the lists in PDF format. They are sorted by page number so you can follow the list along with your catalog.

If you'd like to view pictures you can go to my site HERE. There you can find all the retiring products by category and see pictures of each item. You can also go ahead and purchase those items NOW. These retiring items are available through May 31st... BUT... they are available ONLY while supplies last. So don't wait. 

Also notice that some of the items in the Retiring Accessories List are discounted... some up to 70%! That's an awesome deal! Dont miss out! 

I know... I know... I said this was going to be long and boring. BUT... if you've have followed some of my previous posts you may remember that I set up a new blog called My Stampin Closet. In an effort to move all my posts about Stampin Up to that blog I'm shortening this post. I'm sort of doubling up right now. You'll find the same posts here and there for a while until I finish the switch. So for the rest of this post and LOTS of important details about the Retiring Accessories List... please head over there and finish the post there. DON'T forget to follow that blog. Soon ALL my SU posts and projects will be there. 
AND.... the challenge is posted there! That's the fun part... so don't miss this. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

For Everything (Retiring Set) & MDS Downloads

Today has been a busy day. But I did get some stamping in. I started with a card and quickly found that I didn't have all the supplies I needed to complete it. But it gave me the inspiration to move on to the next project... and use what I have ON HAND. LOL!

Retiring May 31, 2012 - For Everything (wood-116954clear-120459)

Click on the links above to purchase 24/7.

For a PDF file of the entire list of retiring stamps click HERE.
To shop for retired sets click HERE. You will also find a picture of all the sets.

I love this stamp set and hate to see that it is retiring. There are lots of images from this set that I like... but ended up only using one. Here's my simple card...

This card came together really easy and really quick. I used the Blossoms Bouquet Triple Layer punch and my Simply Scored to add a little dimension. Hope you enjoy. 

One thing I learned while building my Classic Ink Pad collection was that the Stampin Write Markers are AWESOME! I bought the entire color collection of markers before I started building my ink pads. Now I have EVERY color ink that's needed. So no mater what color I need for my project... if I don't have the pad... I've got the marker. For details on joining a Marker Club email me. 
I used markers on this card rather than the ink pads. 
I did not list the phrase "hello" stamp set. It's from Teeny Tiny Wishes. It's actually "hello baby". I used my Real Red Marker and just colored just the part of the stamp I needed. 

AND... Today is Tuesday so new MDS Digital Downloads are available.

Click HERE for your FREE trial version of My Digital Studio! 
You can also click on the banner above.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Yeah! Today is the day!

There has been an empty spot on my desk and on a nearby shelf. I recently had to send off BOTH my Expression 2 AND my Imagine. I received my E2 Earlier this week and I just got confirmation from FedEx that my Imagine is on the truck and going to be delivered today. I can't wait! when I said there was an empty space on my desk...well... That wasn't totally accurate. I'm a messy crafter so there is paper and punches and stamps there. So I guess first things first, I need to go get My Cricut Closet cleaned, organized and ready to welcome those Cricuts back into the closet.

I think it's definitely time for another video. What do you guys think? A card? Scrapbook page? 3D item? A tutorial? What would you guys like to see?

Happy Crafting :)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Triple Treat Friendship Scrapbook Page!

Hey! Click below to check out this 8x8 scrapbook page I created. 

Also... don't forget that the Triple Treat Flower stamp will be retiring at the end of May. Don't wait... get yours now. Visit my site HERE for a list of all the retiring sets. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My Digital Studio Downloads

Check out the new downloads on my new site....My Stampin Closet.

I'll be posting my Stampin Up posts on that site so you will slowly see me phase out posting SU here. Please visit my site there and become a follower.

Stay tuned for some new projects and videos from My Cricut Closet. My Expression 2 is back! YEAH!!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

I've Got the Blues... Mixed Bunch & Edgelits

Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo and some Summer Smooches. Wasn't sure where I was going with this when I started so I'm not quite sure how I feel about it yet. This card started out going to be Tempting Turquoise, Tango Tangerine and Rich Razzleberry. LOL... not sure how I ended up here. Let me know what you think... or how I could change it up.

I just have a short time to post so here are the supplies used

Mixed Bunch Stamp Set (Mini Occasions Catalog)
Blossom Punch (Mini Occasions Catalog)
Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White Cardstock
Summer Smooches DSP (Sneak Peak available now through April 30th)
Tempting Turquoise & Island Indigo Ink
Whisper White Satin Ribbon
Stampin Dimensionals
Big Shot
Edgelits Adorning Accents
Adorning Accents Embossing Folders

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Going... Going... GONE!

Ok... here it is! Stampin Up has released it's Retiring Stamps list. These stamps will ONLY be available now through May 31, 2012. Be sure to check the list and get your sets ordered before they retire.

Also... the Retired Accessories/Decor Elements List will be released on April 25, 2012. The Decor Elements line is being discontinued. Don't forget... these will only be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! So mark your calendar and order early so you don't miss out. 

 While you are making your lists... don't forget to check out Stampin Up's Clearance Rack. There were over 50 punches, dies and other accessories just added in the last week. Get yours while supplies last. These items can only be ordered online so click HERE to shop now!

And... while I was out of town last week... I didn't get to post the new MDS downloads. So here are the great new downloads that were added April 10, 2012 

Don't have MDS yet? Try it FREE for 30 days. Click on the link below. 
Warning... once you learn how to use it... you are gonna LOVE it! 
Questions on how to use it? Just contact me. 

AS IF this post didn't have PLENTY of great things for you to check out... ONE MORE THING couldn't hurt... right? LOL! 
Just want to remind you about the new Summer Smooches line. It is absolutely awesome. You are going to love it. Click HERE to see some of the products and my previous posts. Also you'll find a couple of samples I made using Summer Smooches. Right now you can PRE-ORDER your Summer Smooches between now and April 30, 2012. They won't be available again until the  new catalog is released on June 1, 2012. Also... be sure to order the Fabric Brads and the Decor Stencil as these items will NOT be in the new catalog and will only be available through April 30, 2012. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Summer Smooches!!!

Summer Smooches are here. You are going to love this new line from Stampin Up. This line will be available in the new 2012-2012 Catalog. But.... here's your sneak peak. You can order these from now till the end of April. They will not be available in May. The Designer Fabric Brads and Decor Stencil are only available during April. They will NOT be in the new catalog... so get them now!

Here's a card I did a while back. Click on the card to go to original post for full details. 

Bright Blossoms Stamp Set 16.95 (W-125495) or 12.95 (C-125497)

Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon 10.95 (125583)
 Decor Stencil 7.95 (125626)
Petite Purse Bigz L Die 32.95 (125606)

Summer Smooches DSP 10.95 (125409)

 Summer Smooches Fabric 9.95 (125411)

 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric Brads 6.95 (125589)

Summer Smooches Digital Kit 9.95 (129601)

Summer Smooches Photobook Template 17.95 (129919)

And I love the Digital Kit for this. Here's a hybrid card I made in My Digital Studio using the Summer Smooches kit.
Click on the card for a link to the original post. It was super fun and easy to make. I used the SS Digital Kit. The card is pretty much already made. I deleted the yellow strip on the program, printed it out and then I head embossed "thanks" on the strip and notched the end. I also added some rhinestones for bling and double matted the card.  IT WAS SO EASY! And the card looks great.

Dont forget that you can get MDS for 30 day free to try out. I warn you though... you are going to love it. Click below.
Also this week... there are some new downloads available for MDS. They are always coming out with something great. Here they are....

Go to my webpage HERE to order 24/7!