Always Buy the Bundle!

Yes, always buy the BUNDLE! When items are bundled together in a catalog, you save 10%. This year these bundles are retiring. This list includes bundles from the Annual Catalog as well as this year’s Occasions catalog.


However, sometimes, the individual items are NOT retired but the BUNDLE price is going. So, if you notice on the retiring list, that the Bundle is retiring, now is the time to buy it! The items may be returning to the catalog, but, they are not sold as a bundle. So buy the bundle now and save 10%

Daisy Delight Bundle:

The Daisy Delight Bundle is an example. Both the stamp set, Daisy Delight and the Daisy Punch are returning to the new catalog but not as a bundle.

Here are some cards I’ve made using that bundle.

Daisy Delight Inside Out, Stampin' Up!,

The post describing how I made that is here. Some other Daisy Delight cards were shown here, and here. I even have a video featuring this set here.

Hope you are having a fun Saturday. I’m off the New York City for a few days with some high school friends. We’re to see My Fair Lady, the Downton Abbey Exhibit and an opera, Tosca! Should be lots of fun!




Tranquil Tulips, Final Inking?

Yes, I guess I was striving for tranquil today. In our community, they plant thousands of tulips in a variety of colors. They are just blooming now and yesterday morning I noticed some purple, plummy colored ones. So when I went to use the Tranquil Tulips stamp set, I gravitated to the Perfect Plum ink.

Tranquil Tulips stamp set, Naturally Eclectic DSP, Congratulation, Stampin' Up!,

Here’s a picture of one of the tulip beds here that was my inspiration.

Now if only we’d get some warm, spring like weather.

Design Notes for Tranquil Tulips Card:

After I stamped the stems and tulips, I thought the Tranquil Tide card stock would make a nice background. However, against the Whisper White card stock, it just wasn’t working. I found a piece of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper that had just the right colors. The Petal Burst Embossing Folder  gave the paper a little texture. Next,  I used some Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon. A Sponge Dauber helped me change it from Whisper White to Perfect Plum. If you have Whisper White ribbon, ink and daubers, you can have any color ribbon!

I added the “congratulations” sentiment from the Beautiful You stamp set but this card could fill in for lots of different occasions: birthday, thank you, even sympathy. I often leave the cards I make without a sentiment until I know what I need them for.

Supply List for Tranquil Tulips Card:

The Tranquil Tulips stamp set is a Hostess Set, That means you can only purchase it if you host a party or place an order of $150 or more. Study the Retirement Lists. You can probably come up with things you want to get to total $150 or more! Then, you can purchase the Tranquil Tulips set for just $10 with your Hostess Benefits!



Retirement is Calling:

Retiring, Stampin' Up!,

Have you looked over the Retirement Lists? There are two lists for items that will no longer be available after May 31 (or while supplies last). One list is for items from the Annual Catalog and one is for the Occasions Catalog.

Annual Catalog Retired List-US

Occasions Catalog Retired List-US


Hope you are having a splendid, tulip filled day!










Get it Now! Retirement List is Out!

Retirement list banner, Stampin' Up!,

As you probably know, the new Stamin’ Up! catalog will go live on June 1st. In order to make way for all of the wonderful new things, something will be retired. And, by the way, I’ve seen the new catalog – get ready to be WOW’ed! There are lots of things that I know you will want to get before they are now longer available. I’ve posted links to the retirement list for the Occasions catalog  OCC Retired List-US

and the Annual catalog. AC Retired List-US

Things to Remember about Retirment List:

Notice that some things are even on sale. Most importantly keep in mind that most of these items are “While supplies last.” this is especially true for the ink pads and refills. Another thing to keep in mind is that products that are bundled in the currect catalogs may be available in the new catalog but not at the bundled price. For example, Apron of Love will be continued in the new catalog but the Bundle price for the stamp set and Framelits will only be good until the end of May. here’s a card I made with Apron of Love.

Apron of Love stamp set, FabFri134, Oh My Stars Embossing folder, Everyday Label Punch, Stampin' Up!,

Among the retiring stamp set bundles is Birthday Delivery. Both the stamp set and  Framelits will retire. Here’s a card i made with that Bundle. (Oh, the paper is retiring as well.)

Birthday Delivery stamp set, Birthday Friends Framelits, #GDP130, Stampin' Up!,

So, studfy the list cardfellu and let me know what you’d like to order. You can order directly through my 24-7 on-line store by clicking on the button below or email me with your order. ([email protected]), Stampin' Up!

Don’t forget the host code for April, BDPHTPDQ.

Have fun!


Bye Bye Betsy’s Blossoms

When the list comes out announcing which stamp sets are going to be retired, I try to be phisosophical, mature, you know, “grown up.” I know that as much as I may be disappointed about some sets leaving, there will be equally fabulous sets coming soon in the new catalog. That being said, I nearly cried when my perennial favorite, Betsy’s Blossoms showed up on this year’s retirement list. It has been my “go to” set for nearly two years!

Here are some cards I’ve made using this delightful set.

Shadow wbox card

Oh,  wasn’t that shadowbox card fun?

Here’s another sample.


Oh, my blogaversary card! What great memories!

Betsy's Blossoms birthdayAh, yes, playing with bleach.


Well, there are so many others (here, here, here and here.) I know you love Betsy’s Blossoms as much as I do. If you hurry, you can order it and get FREE shipping. You have to order before 11:50 Mountain time tonight! So, get busy! Here are links to the Retired stamp set list and the Retired Accessories list. These lists are updated versions of what I posted on Monday as some things have already sold out!


Welcome to retirement!

It’s here! The Retirement list is here. While it’s sad to see some things go, we’ve got to make way for those new items. Remember, there will be lots of tempting new items in the 2014-15 Catalog. Please keep in mind, both stamps and accessories are available only while supplies last.

Here are the retiring stamps: (there are three pages.)



Here are the retiring accessories:


Please call (302.945.1370) or email me ([email protected]) with your order. Just to tempt you a bit more, Shipping is FREE from today through Friday!