It’s that time again! Stampin’ Up! has released the retirement lists for the current catalog. Remember, stamps don’t sell out, but accessories and such do! The catalog is good through May 31, so stamps will be available that long. Accessories are while supplies last.

Remember too the Spring Mini is also good through May 31. I’ve not seen an official list of items that are continuing on, but the new catalog is available to us Demonstrators. If you have a question about something, ask! I’m ordering some today so should have in hand soon J

You have two choices in viewing the lists, pdf files that open with Adobe. Or Excel files that you can sort as you choose.

Here are the lists for retiring stamps:

And here are the lists for accessories. Remember, accessories will sell out. Notice the “not available” column. And note some of the accessories are offered at discounted prices.

If you need accessories, get the order in ASAP. The best bet for you is going to be to shop my online store at the following link:

You can always email me too, but I can’t guarantee when I will see the message. Crazy weekend on tap with one son headed to prom tonight! That means I won’t be sleeping much either J Also hoping to get outside and get some work done, along with many other projects inside!!

Two other things to mention. SU! has both a hostess special and recruit special going right now. Through May 30, Hostesses with a $350 workshop get an extra $30 in Free Merchandise. And anyone who joins the SU! family right now gets an extra $30 in product in their Starter Kit! Contact me if you need more details on either offer!!


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Well, as much as I'd hoped to get a card done this week, it just didn't happen. Too many things going on with end of school year and graduation approaching!! By the time I got to think about it Thursday evening, I just can't wrap my head around it!!

But, here is the sketch if you'd like to give it a whirl!!

Stop over at the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog and see what the rest of the team came up with!! and add your creation there!! Thanks for understanding all, maybe next week!!


Open House Swallowtail

Somehow this last card from Open House last month never got posted!! This was the only original card I created for the Open House :)

The colors are Elegant Eggplant, Summer Starfruit & Baja Breeze. We embossed with Swallowtail on Naturals Ivory Card Stock with Clear Embossing Powder, then used a Sponge Dauber to apply color over the embossing. I generally like to tap the dauber over the embossing, then rub also to get the color down onto the card stock. Once you have applied all the color you'd like, rub over it all with a tissue. This will remove any ink that is sitting on the embossing and prevent you from getting ink where you don't want it. The Swallowtail was attached to a Summer Starfruit layer for accent, then onto the Eggplant card base. The saying was from Teeny Tiny Wishes. It was stamped in Eggplant, punched with the Word Window and attached to an Eggplant Modern Label Punch. At the edge of the label we added Mini Silver Brads before attaching over the Swallowtail with dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Catalog Items used: 129216 Swallowtail (clear) * 115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes * 105126 Elegant Eggplant Card Stock * 126839 Summer Starfruit Card Stock * 101849 Naturals Ivory Card Stock * 126969 Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink * 126960 Baja Breeze Classic Ink * 126991 Summer Starfruit Classic Ink * 102283 VersaMark Pad * 103083 Embossing Buddy * 129053 Heat Tool * 109130 Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder * 122941 Mini Silver Brads * 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals * 102892 Sponge Daubers * 126189 Paper-Piercing Tool * 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat * 119857 Word Window Punch * 119849 Modern Label Punch


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Happy Friday all!! My apologies for my recent absence, but couldn't be helped! Hopefully I'm back for good, but I may still be spotty with posting over the next few weeks. My oldest son is graduating High School on the 11th, so lots to get done before then!!

As you know, Friday means another round of Sketch Frenzy Friday!! I hope you've been keeping up with the sketches!! If not, stop by the SFF blog and check them out!!

Here is my creation of the week

based on this sketch by Tammy Fite

After taking a look at the sketch, I started thinking of Designer Series Paper that would work and I immediately thought of this little pad from the Spring Mini, Print Poetry DSP Stack! I'm really drawn to these colors and the prints that coordinate!! Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse and Gumball Green!!

The card base is Summer Starfruit with an accent layer of Midnight Muse behind the DSP background. I used four different prints from the stack. Across the center is a Summer Starfruit ribbon. The flowers were stamped in Starfruit, the leaves in Gumball, and all were cut with the coordinating framelit set. The set used is Secret Garden from the Spring Mini. The framelit set has the same name :)

The leaves are attached to the background with just Snail adhesive. The flowers were attached over with dimensionals. The final accent, that really makes it all pop, are the Midnight Muse Dahlias that I added in the center of the flowers. The saying is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Thanks for stopping by today!! Make sure you stop over at the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog to see the creations of the rest of the team, AND to play along!!