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Some Retiring Products Discounted up to 30%

May 30, 2019 By

LAST-CHANCE PRODUCTS—DISCOUNTING SOME ITEMS Stampin’ Up! has identified some items they can now discount up to 30%. The discount pricing will go into effect at 12:00 PM (MT) on Thursday, May 30.  Check them out and get these discounted products while they last! Click here to see the list of discounted last-chance products from the 2019 Occasions Catalog. Click here to see the list of discounted last-chance products from…

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In Catalogs

2018-2019 Annual Catalog is Retiring Soon

May 28, 2019 By

I’ve been out of town and out of time for much of the last few months.  But I must let you know that yes, the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is retiring soon.  Like June 3, 2019.  Now is the time to purchase any item you’ve been wanting to own before it’s gone.  The new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog will be coming out on June 4th.     Click here for the PDF…

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In Announcements/ Blythe's Stamping Business

Clearing Out Some Beloved Stamp Sets

May 25, 2019 By

Moving from a large stamp room over my garage to a smallish bedroom stamp room encourages one to face reality real fast so I will be clearing out some beloved stamp sets.  And yes, Russ and I are making a total big move from our cherished Sanctuary in Mi Wuk Village, California to Boise, Idaho.  It’s all good except the purging and clearing out part. Throughout the coming days I’ll be adding…

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In Big Shot/ Birthday/ Blythe's Stamping Business/ Cards/ Masculine/ Stamp Sets

Teenage Boy Happy Birthday Card

May 20, 2019 By

Life in the oh-too-fast-lane is finally giving me a day to create a teenage boy happy birthday card and even post it!  This teenage boy is awesome and he’s soon to be 15.  Amazing!  Where did the time go?   Austin loves color and is quite artistic and “splashy” fun.  Two years ago he was sporting a (factory) paint dripped sweatshirt in these colors and I still associate them…

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In Stampin' Up! Events

Special Stampin’ Up! Friends

April 22, 2019 By

Do you know how difficult it is for me to post when I’m traveling?  I try and try and……well, it just doesn’t seem to happen.  This morning, everyone except my hubby and me, has left for their normal life and we’ve been left alone.  My first priority–the blog and my readers!  So here you are……. When I attend Stampin’ Up! events I always know I’ll being seeing many special…

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2018-2019 Catalog Retiring Products List is Out

April 15, 2019 By

Today the 2018-2019 Catalog Retiring Products List is out and it’s time to catch up with my blog posting.   I’ve been gone for five days and it feels like forEVER!  I’ve been at Stampin’ Up!’s “On Stage Local” one-day ‘convention’ in Salt Lake City.  For me, it takes an overnight stay in the San Francisco Bay Area (Thursday) which is 2 hours from home, a stand-by flight from…

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In Announcements/ Big Shot/ Catalogs/ Designer Series Papers

It’s Right Around the Corner

March 13, 2019 By

I really do hate to bring up this topic, but, before we know it the current Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog will be retiring (June 3rd).  It’s right around the corner……retiring 2017-2019 In-Colors: ink, card stock and accessories.   Can you guess which one I’m going to miss the most? Here’s a hint:   I made this tissue box cover right after receiving my “new” 2017-2019 In Colors.  The coordinating…

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In Baby/ Big Shot/ Designer Series Papers/ Punches

Welcome Baby Boy Card

March 12, 2019 By

Our local fire chief has just welcomed his first grandchild into his family and, as a member of the Fire Auxiliary who just happens to create lovely hand stamped cards, I was tasked with making a welcome baby boy card.   This card is definitely larger than most cards I create at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ finished.  The size is to allow plenty of space for fire auxiliary members and…

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In Birthday/ Cards/ Stamp Sets/ Tips

How to NOT Lose Those Little Photopolymer Stamps

March 11, 2019 By

Have you ever been working on a card that uses more than one photopolymer image?  I have a tip for you today about how to not lose those little photopolymer stamps. Often, after I’ve finished a card made with photopolymer stamps and I’m putting the stamps away, I have to search around my work space for a small stamp.  I think I’ve been very careful with keeping tabs on…

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In Deals & Discounts/ Sale-a-Bration

New Month and We Have New Sale-a-Bration Choices

March 2, 2019 By

March is sneaking into our lives bringing more weird weather.  It’s also a new month and we have new Sale-a-Bration choices. including these Level 1 items added to the first round of Sale-A-Bration offerings. WHAT CAN I EARN FOR FREE? When you buy Stampin’ Up! products during Sale-a-Bration (which lasts until March 31), you earn free Sale-a-Bration items. The products you can earn are divided into two levels – Level One (with…

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In Big Shot/ Cards/ Celebrations/ Wedding / Anniversary

Wishing You the Best Wedding Card

February 28, 2019 By

My oldest granddaughter is getting married in a few weeks and sadly I won’t be able to attend her wedding due to my foot surgery.  But I have made a beautiful card that will be in the mail in just a few days, transporting  ‘me in spirit’ to the Texas wedding.     Product List Floral Frames Wood-Mount Bundle [148405] $50.25 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock [140272]…

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In All Occasion/ Cards/ Stamp Sets/ Techniques/ Thank You/ Tips

Vertical Thank You

February 13, 2019 By

I’ve gone “back to basics” and one of my favorite sets from Stamping’ Up!’s annual catalog so I could make this Vertical Thank You card.  To get the three separate colors on the single topiary stamp I used the Old Olive, Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Markers.   Supplies used: Vertical Greetings Wood-Mount Stamp Set [141873] $27.00 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock [140272] $7.75 Sahara…

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In Cards/ Sale-a-Bration/ Stamp Sets/ Thank You

By the Bay Thank You Note Card

February 11, 2019 By

Sometimes it’s fun to make a quick and easy, simple layer Note Card.   I think this By the Bay thank you note card is rather stunning in it’s simplicity.  I could also refer to it as #simplestamping.  The lovely thing about using Stampin’ Up!’s note cards is that for $6.50 you get 20 note cards and envelopes. By the way…….the By the Bay stamp set, a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that’s…

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In All Occasion/ Big Shot/ Cards/ Sale-a-Bration/ Stamp Sets/ Thank You

Pool Party Lovely Lattice Thank You Card

February 8, 2019 By

This is another of the thank you cards I’ve created to send to my friend in Idaho.  She requested fifty cards so I still have a few to go.  It’s been a fun, creative challenge.  And I wanted to show a totally different use of a previously used stamp set (Lovely Lattice from Sale-A-Bration) so created this Pool Party Lovely Lattice thank you card.   Supplies I used for…

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In Cards/ Sale-a-Bration/ Stamp Sets/ Techniques/ Thank You

Semi-Simple Thank You Card

February 7, 2019 By

I’m making a bunch of thank you cards for a friend and I must admit that I c.a.s.e.d* this semi-simple thank you card.   Products I used: Lovely Lattice Cling Stamp Set [149730] $0.00 Petal Palette Wood-Mount Stamp Set [145785] $47.00 Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock [120953] $8.50 Embossing Buddy [103083] $6.00 Versamark Pad [102283] $9.00 White Stampin’ Emboss Powder [109132] $5.00 Heat Tool [129053] $30.00 Daffodil Delight Light…

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