Hi, there! Last week I needed something to get me going on card-making session. I dutifully pulled a brand new, unused, stamp set from my stash and then sat and looked at it. The stamp set is Cheerful Basket, and all I could see in my mind's eye were the set's samples from the new Stampin' Up! 2022-23 Annual Catalog - shown in the picture above. OK, there's nothing wrong with that. CASEing … [Read more...] about Cheerful Basket – CASEing the Catalog!
Hi, there! Yes, I've stopped repeating titles in my posts. The Stampin' Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog has been out less than 2 weeks, but I've already gone through changing, "This is my favorite new product," at least half a dozen times. Today's favorite? The Sending Smiles Bundle. Not only that, I stumbled on it as a favorite almost by accident. A Fun Challenge Each week, one of the online … [Read more...] about Smile Across the Miles!
Hi, there! I love this little birdie singing in the Spring! I've got a mockingbird outside my window who's cheering me on every morning. It reminds me of the old song, Mockingbird Hill. I don't know which version I like better: Patti Page, Burl Ives, or even Teresa Brewer (my favorite singer when I was a kid - am I dating myself? Sure, why not!) It's All "Sweet" But enough of that. Sweet … [Read more...] about Fun With New Stampin’ Up! Products – Part III
Hi, Everyone! I'm writing this on Mother's Day 2022 and am I having a great Mother's Day Weekend crafting! My husband and I have been spending so much time on chores related to our move from Hawai'i to Florida, that I've just not had the time that I'd to focus on my crafting. It just happened that I had only one little meeting on my schedule for this weekend. So I'm staying in my craft room and … [Read more...] about Fun With New Stampin’ Up! Products – Part II!
Greetings from Sunny Florida! Stampin' Up!'s New Catalog is here! And do I ever love it! Of course I've had access to some of the new products for the last month (a real perk for demonstrators!), and I've been working furiously to try to get some samples made to show you some of my favorites (hint: there are a lot of favorites!). Sending Smiles Stamp Set There is so much to love about this … [Read more...] about Fun With New Stampin’ Up! Products – Part I & a Bonus!
Greetings from Sunny Florida! Why, you might ask, am I making 4th of July Cards at the beginning of May? There's a simple answer: The Stitched Stars die set is about to disappear from Stampin' Up!'s catalog! As a demonstrator, I definitely don't have room to keep too many retired products in my Craft Room (even though, as a stamper, I'd love to!). I want to be able to have lots of new products … [Read more...] about Really Early 4th of July Cards – To Use the Stars Dies!
Greetings from Sunny Florida! I'm sure that, if you keep up with me and others related to Stampin' Up!, you've been hearing a lot lately about all of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog products that will retire as of the end of the day, Monday, May 2, 2022. But those are not all current products that are going away. Read on! Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper Sales Period Ends! The main feature … [Read more...] about Last Chance for Waves of the Ocean Designer Paper!
Happy Monday, Everyone! The past few weeks have witnessed me crafting like crazy in my new Craft Room. What's the rush? It's that I have challenged myself to use as much of my stash of retiring Stampin' Up! Products as I can before they retire! One product that I've ignore much of the year is the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper set. I am sure what happened is that I thought I'd have plenty … [Read more...] about A Race to the Finish!
Hi, Everyone! One of my favorite stamp sets in the Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is Seascape. And I also love the Sea Life Dies that were bundled with it. I don't always buy Stampin' Up!'s bundles - lots of reasons - but I couldn't resist this bundle. If you at all love ocean scenes, this is a perfect bundle for you! And, at the rate that Stampin' Up! stamp sets are selling out, best … [Read more...] about This Bundle Is Still Not Sold Out (But Lots of Sets Are!)
Hi, Everyone! I just love everything that's in this card. Unfortunately, most of what I used to make it will be retiring all too soon. Daisy Lane Stamp Set and the Daisy Punch It seems as if the Daisy Lane Stamp set and its coordinating Daisy Punch have been around forever. Well, the punch has been around since the 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. It was introduced with the retired Daisy … [Read more...] about I’ll Miss This Daisy!
Hi, Everyone! I'm so glad to be back writing about what I've been making! And I have been making a lot of cards lately for several events. What with still moving into our home and all that entails, sitting at the computer and writing these articles has been impossible. But things have slowed down for a few days. So I'm taking advantage of the time to share with you some of what I've been … [Read more...] about Simple Stamping With Waves of the Ocean – With a Sketch!