Friday, May 3, 2019

It's Here!

My Everything is Rosy bundle arrived!  I had so many things I needed to do today, but I dropped everything to play with my new supplies.  Here is my simple card.  I also used the wreath image from the Wishing You Well stamp set, as well as my retired Pink Pirouette ink.  I look forward to creating some more projects, as well as checking out Pinterest to see what others create.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Limited Edition Kit - Everything is Rosy

The sun is shining, and the new Everything Is Rosy Product Medley (item #150059) is here starting May 1st!  For a limited time, this exclusive collection of cute, coordinating products will be available—while supplies last. Check out each item included in this petal-packed product medley, and place your order today!

• Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set
• Everything Is Rosy Dies
• 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack— 48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
• 6" x 6" rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
• Printed die cuts—2 sheets
• Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
• Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments
• Melon Mambo 1/4" Ruched Ribbon— 10 yards
• Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" Metallic –Edge Ribbon— 10 yards
• Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz.

I really like this kit.  I didn't need another floral stamp set, but I love the images and that the flowers look kind of distressed.  I also love the color scheme.  Those papers & ribbon really speak to me.  It's a unique look & I love it!  The kit costs $80, but I think that's a fair price considering all that is included.  Here are some projects made with the kit contents:

Monday, April 15, 2019

Retiring Items

The retirement list was released today.  There are LOTS of items that will be retiring.  Please click on the image to see the items that are retiring and are still available. 
Note:  Here is the list of stamp sets that WILL be in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  The stamp sets on this list will not be retiring, they will simply be transitioned to Cling Mount moving forward:
  • Accented Blooms
  • Animal Outing
  • Artisan Textures
  • Barn Door
  • Beautiful Day
  • Beautiful You
  • Bee Thankful
  • Birthday Backgrounds
  • Bokeh Dots
  • Botanical Bliss
  • Country Road
  • Crafting Forever
  • Dandelion Wishes
  • Dashing Deer
  • First Frost
  • Flourishing Phrases
  • Gallery Grunge
  • Healing Hugs
  • Heartland
  • Hold on to Hope
  • Itty Bitty Greetings
  • Kindness & Compassion
  • Label Me Pretty
  • Lilypad Lake
  • Little Elephant
  • Little Twinkle
  • Love You to Pieces
  • Magical Mermaid
  • Painted Glass
  • Peaceful Place
  • Perennial Birthday
  • Pop of Petals
  • Rooted in Nature
  • Sea of Textures
  • Sorry for Everything
  • Special Celebrations
  • Stitched All Around
  • This Little Piggy
  • Tropical Chic
  • Winter Woods

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

New Storage Options

Stampin' Up has designed a new line of storage solutions that will be available next week!  Here's a video about the offerings:

And here are some important things to note about the new items:

Will old-design Stampin’ Pads fit in the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays?
No. The Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays are designed to fit our new-design Stampin’ Pads only.
How high can I stack storage trays?
We stacked up to 50 storage trays without any issues, BUT we would not recommend stacking that high. While our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are sturdy, the higher you stack them, the less stable they’ll become. Use your discretion when stacking.
How should I use the Open Storage Cube?
The Open Storage Cube can be used to hold any miscellaneous items like ribbon, embellishments, and small punches.
How many Stampin’ Ink Refills can I store in the Storage Topper?
You can store up to 20 Stampin’ Ink Refills (or other small items) in the Storage Topper.
Are ink pads difficult to remove from Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays?
No. When you insert an ink pad into a storage tray, a small portion of the ink pad will stick out. We designed it this way, so your ink pads will be both secure and easy to access.

Thursday, March 21, 2019


Did you know that new items were added as Sale-a-Bration rewards?  Some of the items were even pulled directly from the Annual Catalog!  These items are available as a free selection for each $50 in orders placed between now and the end of the month.  Other items are still available too.  Please check my Stampin' Up shopping website for more info.   

I love, love, love this embossing folder!  I used it with ink and it was a "wow!"

This pretty paper pack has 8 sheets.  That would make a bunch of cards!

Want an easy card idea?  Use this paper & you won't even need to stamp an image!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Dies Are Selling Fast!

This is the latest news from Stampin' Up.  I wanted to share it with you as soon as possible.  Nothing is more frustrating than planning to purchase a product only to have it sell out early.  If these items are on your wish list, the time to act is now.  :) 

Due to complications with our die supplier, we’ve run out of the Doily Builder Thinlits Dies (item 148553) in North America and they will not be available in the future; this item will retire with the 2019 occasions catalog and because of these complications, we will not be able to replenish inventory on this item. If you placed an order for these dies while the item was on backorder, your order will be filled as soon as possible.
We anticipate our inventory may soon be depleted on a few additional dies that will retire with the current occasions catalog. The dies listed below will retire and will likely run out before the end of the catalog sales period.
If we sell out of these dies, they will no longer be available to order:
  • Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies (item 148529)
  • Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies (item 148549)
  • Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies (item 148548)
We are also concerned that we may run out of a few dies that will carry over into the new annual catalog. If this happens, they may go on backorder or may not be available to order until we are able to replenish the inventory.
We recognize that this is frustrating for you, and apologize for the inconvenience you are experiencing. The last thing we want to do is disappoint our demonstrators and their customers, so we are working on solutions to improve the situation with this product line.

Monday, March 4, 2019

There is something uplifting about making a card with butterflies on it!  I recently went to Texas for a scrapbooking convention and I had a great time.  I enjoyed spending time with like-minded people and having uninterrupted time to craft, visit, and shop!  I came home with eight 2-page layouts completed for my album, as well as other single pages and greeting cards.  While I'm happy to be home, it's kind of sad.  I miss being there.  I needed to craft something to lift my spirits, so I grabbed my butterflies.  Butterflies always make me happy!  

Hope you create something that makes you happy today too!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sale-a-Bration Continues!

March will be the last month of Sale-a-Bration.  If you wanted to take advantage of getting freebies with your purchases, now is the time to do that.  I love the new Painted Seasons suite of products.  It's sad it will be retiring at the end of the month.

Also available for purchase during the month of March are the dies to cut out some of the Sale-a-Bration sets (including dies for the Painted Seasons!)

Happy March!  The good news is that Spring is just around the corner.  :)

Monday, February 4, 2019

Happy Lunar New Year!

May you be blessed with good health and prosperity 
in this year of the pig. 
Happy New Year!

Friday, February 1, 2019

New Items coming soon!

Starting February 15th there will be new items available to select for Sale-a-Bration rewards.  There are a couple of items, but I think the Painted Seasons stamp set is my personal favorite. 

Then in March there will be new products available to purchase that coordinate with the Sale-a-Bration items.  I'm SO excited about this because I love having dies to match my stamps.  There will be dies to go with the frog stamp set, the cupcake set, the set I showed above, and even to go with the lilies.  I can't wait! 

Of course, if you just can't wait to get your hands on these dies, you can sign up as a demonstrator and get yours now.  There is a new demonstrator special going with Sale-a-Bration where you can get $175 in product of your choice for $99.  Or you can upgrade for $129 and also get a craft tote.  If you're interested, let me know and I'll give you all the details.  

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Butterflies? Yes, Please!

I love butterflies.  My name, Vanessa, even means butterfly!  When I saw the new catalog I told myself that I was not going to buy another butterfly stamp set.  Somehow it ended up in my shopping cart anyway!  I think it's because that in addition to butterflies, I have a hard time passing up stamp sets with coordinating punches.  Punches make my crafting fast & easy!  Hopefully this video will inspire you to do some crafting with butterflies.  Happy Stampin'!