May 23, 2017

Sweet Honeybee Spinner Card

Hello friends!

Just a short and sweet post - I've got to run out the door momentarily to do things I should've done hours ago... I may or may not have lost track of time while stamping.  And playing Dr. Mario.  Whoops.

Today's card was a quick and easy one made with Shooting Star and the coordinating framelits.  

The brilliance of these Thinlits is that they create a track for your stamped images to move - this little bee buzzes around her hive when you tilt the card.  So cute!

As always, all retiring supplies - including stamps! - are only available while supplies last.  Make sure you whip on over to my Online Stampin' Up! Store to get yours before they're gone!

Don't forget this month's host code - it's your key to a free bundle of supplies in the mail!


Shopping in Canada?  Click the links below
to view the products used to make this card. 

May 22, 2017

Just A (Picture Perfect) Note

Good morning, my friends!  Happy Victoria Day to my Canadian friends - and if you're not Canadian, I'm sorry if you're stuck at work on this beautiful Monday morning!  

THIS IS IMPORTANT:  Before I share today's card, I have some VERY important news regarding retiring items.  Today is May 22, which is an important day on the Stampin' Up! calendar - it is the day that stamp sets on the retiring list are now only available while supplies last.  EVERYTHING on the retiring list is gone for good when it's sold out.

Have I ever told you about the time when I *didn't* buy this amazing retiring Christmas set, and then promptly changed my mind after the catalogue was over?  I believe I paid $88 for it on eBay - at least double what the list price was.  I still remember the set - it was called Cold & Cuddly and it had the most adorable little penguin in it.  That stamp set served an important lesson for me: if you like it, BUY IT.

I know - I'm a shameless enabler.

Today's stamp set is a beauty you won't want to miss out on.  Say hello (and goodbye!) to Picture Perfect. 

With that story, let's move onto today's card - another feature of ALL retiring items!  

This card might be one of my new favourites.  I love this colour combo, I love the sweet starfish, and I love all of the little layers.  And while there's a lot packed in to this card, the supply list is short and sweet: one stamp set, one DSP stack, and one embellishment pack.  Better yet?  Two out of three supplies are on sale!

The beautiful Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit is only $11.03.

And one of my all-time favourite papers - Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack - is only $7.50.  That's practically free! 

There's two schools of thought on this: items on sale means either:
  1. Money saved - yay!  I can be frugal!   or...
  2. Money saved - yay!  I can buy even MORE craft supplies! 
I'm definitely in category #2.  Which are you?  Either way, be sure to hop over to my Online Stampin' Up! store and get these deals before they're gone.

Let's have one last peek at the card...

Aren't those layers dreamy?  A few scraps of DSP, a few pre-made embellishments, and top it off with a couple of stamps.  It comes together so easily but packs a major punch!  

Don't miss out on these retiring beauties - get 'em while they're on sale, get 'em before they're gone, and use that money saved for a new stamp set.  Or, you know, a dishwasher.  Just make sure you get the stamps you love!  

See you again tomorrow for another retiring feature! 


Shopping in Canada?  Use the links below
to view the products used to make this card.

May 21, 2017

Rad Dad - Custom Tee Father's Day

Hello and happy Sunday, my friends!  It's a long weekend here in Canada, and my bestie and I have been taking advantage of the extra time by sewing up a storm.  My blog posts have been late the last couple of days because I've been preoccupied!  Whoops!  But late or not, we are still marching on with our month of retiring features - every single day!  

Today's cards feature one of my favourite retiring bundles - Custom Tee.  Come May 31, this stamp set and the coordinating framelits will be gone, and I know you won't want to miss out!  With Father's Day being just a few weeks away, I decided to make a couple of cards for the Rad Dad in your life - whether that's your husband, your dad, your grandpa, a brother, or just a friend you want to recognize as a great dad! 

Some dads are casual, so the tee-shirt fits them well.  That's my hubby, for sure. 

And some dads are fancier, so ties are more fitting - when I was a kid, this was definitely my dad!

Either way, Custom Tee has your back.  It's got you covered.  Okay, that's all the tee-shirt related puns I can think of for now... 

But check this out - this is important, folks! 

The Custom Tee bundle consists of two things - the Custom Tee stamp set, which is on sale for $24.00, and the T-Shirt Builder Framelits, which are on sale for $19.80.  Are you doing the math?  Because that totals $43.80, which is a savings of almost $15.00 over buying the bundle!  For this reason, I have NOT linked the bundle below, like I usually do - you're better off buying the Framelits and stamps separately, and saving that $15.00 for other things... like ribbon, embellishments, and DSP... and don't forget, retiring items are only available while supplies last.  And as of tomorrow, that includes stamps.  Don't miss out.  

Speaking of which - make sure to enter this month's host code at check-out for a FREE package of ribbon, embellishments, and DSP in the mail from me!  You don't need to win, you don't need to be lucky - just place an online order of ANY size, enter this host code, and extra goodies are yours. 

Thanks so much for checking back in today - see you tomorrow for our final week of retiring features.  The new catalogue goes LIVE on June 1st!  


Shopping in Canada?  Use the links below
to view the products used to create these cards.

May 20, 2017

Sneak Peek Saturday - Hello Wonderful

Hello friends!  It's Sneak Peek Saturday and I'm so excited to share another fun card with you - perhaps you'll "like" it?

This fun thumbs-up stamp is from a brand-new stamp set called Tabs for Everything, and it instantly reminder me of Facebook.  I thought it would be perfect paired with a Pacific Point and Whisper White colour pallet-  just like everyone's favourite social media site - and a fun sentiment.  So simple and so fun!  

These fabulous items will be available June 1st.  To reserve your copy of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, please contact me (text or email is fine!) - catalogues are $10 and come with a coupon for $10 off your first order.  Customers who have ordered from me within the last six months will receive one for free - so if you want to skip ordering one, just hop over to my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store and place an order - lots of retiring favourites are on sale!  

Don't forget the host code to receive a selected bundle of goodies from me to you! 

Cheers and have a great day!

May 19, 2017

Happy Celebrations (for kids!)

Hello friends!  Did you think I forgot about you?  I almost did... but it's still technically Friday so I'm not technically late, right?!  Whoops!

Today has totally slipped away from me, but I still wanted to pop on for a daily post!

Today's cards are fun because most of the items are returning - but there's a few super items that are retiring, so I wanted to share how you can sneak them into your projects created with new and returning supplies.

Happy Celebrations, the stamp set I made these cards with, is carrying over - YAY!  It's such a fun favourite and I can't wait to play with it some more in the coming year.  Also carrying over?  The Large Numbers Framelits, which give cards an extra-special touch - I won't make a kids birthday card without them!

Retiring, though?  All of those fabulous touches of red.  The Real Red grosgrain ribbon is gone come May 31, as is the red and white DSP, from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.

And lastly?  My most favourite stamp set - Gorgeous Grunge.  I'm going to miss that one SO MUCH.  It's a must-have to add to your collection!

Pop on over to my online store to shop now - non-stamps are only available while supplies last, and stamp sets are only guaranteed available until this Monday!  Yikes - better hurry!

Don't forget this month's host code - as a thank you to you, you'll receive a bundle of DSP, embellishments, and ribbon in the mail for shopping with this code!

See you tomorrow for Sneak Peek Saturday!


Shopping in Canada?  Use the links below 
to view the products used to make these cards.