Saturday, May 31, 2014

Join and Save

Dates: May 28 - June 30, 2014

For the next month, new recruits that join Stampin' Up! can do so at the traditional Starter Kit priced at $99 ($125 product value), or for a limited time, a reduced priced Starter Kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value.) 
Notable Items:
  • This offer is only good until June 30, so take advantage while you can!
  • During this offer, the special $50 starter kit will also be accompanied by $55 in free products; the regular $99 starter kit is also still available.
  • Both kits come with the business bricks which includes catalogues, order forms, and more. 
  • While this promotion will concurrently be available in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and France, Stampin' Up!'s market-specific recruiting regulations still apply.
  • Redemption of free stamp sets must be between July 1st-July 31st.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Oh Happy Day!

My share today is from the 2013-2014 Idea Book and the set is Happy Day 130297.  I think this set is simple and sweet.  I used Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Whisper White Cardstock.  Happy Watercolor (I am going to miss this paper) Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini.  The sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral Classic Ink Pad.  I layered the Fleur using Coral stamped directly on the cardstock and a layer done with Crisp Cantaloup and the center done with Coral, adding a Basic Pearl to the center finished the look.   For the inside sentiment I used The Perfect Pennants Stamp set and stamped in Calypso Coral.

Until Next time, Be kind and Do One Thing Today that Makes YOU Happy.
Rose Ann

Saturday, May 24, 2014

So Very Grateful Share

I'm back with another share using one of the retiring stamp sets Today my featured set is So Very Grateful 133053 from the Occasions Mini.  My colors for this card were Blushing Bride Whisper White and Smoky Slate Card Stock.  I used Smoky Slate and Stazon to stamp my card and Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight Pink Pirouette, and Rose Red Markers to color the flowers.  The mat was textured with the Fancy Fans TIEF and for the sentiment inside I used a stamp from A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set 131059 which is being carried over.

Hope you enjoy my share, I am off to create another card to share with you.
Until then, Be Kind and Do One Thing Today That Makes YOU Happy!
Rose Ann
FYI, Most of the retiring stamps have been sold out.  If you had one that you really wanted please let me know, I have started listing my for sale on Ebay, I would rather sell it to you.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Peaceful Petals

Good Morning
I just had to share this card that I just finished last night.  It is done with Peaceful Petals 133107 from the Occasions Mini.  I hadn't used this set yet and felt I had to show what a beautiful set it was.

Besides Peaceful Petals I used Best of Greetings 133485 from the Best of 25 years collection and Feels Good 129684 for the sentiment inside.  The base is Basic Black with a mat of Bermuda Bay and Whisper White Card Stock. I used the Adorning Accents TIEF 125601 and the Adorning Accents Edgelits 125595 to shape the edge.  And used Pool Party, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzazz Markers to color the flowers.  I didn't use the Adorning Accents enough and now they are retiring.  My loss:-(
As promised here is the list of blowout items. Just click on the picture to see all the great products that are on sale right now!  Don't forget to use your MAY HOSTESS CODE PHJJ32UB
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Great News and a share

We have some exciting news to share................................

Retired List Blowout Sale

Stampin' UP! has announced that they are discounting selected items up to 50%.  This sale will be live on Thursday May 22, but you have to act fast, as this special offer is only available until June 4th.  If you missed out on a product the firs time, this is your last chance to get it before it's gone for good!  There are no backorders, when an item is sold out it's gone.
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Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

We are so so so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.
You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.
Sign and Save: From May 28-June 30 new recruits can join Stampin' Up! at one of two great prices. We will continue to offer the traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value), but for four weeks only we will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value). Check back on May 28 for full promotional details.

I have been trying to do some new cards using the retiring Stamps Sets that were in our Occasions Mini, but there are some GREAT sets that are retiring from our 2013-2014 Idea Book and I thought I would share some ideas using those as well.  

Today I am using Postage Collection (hostess 129240 Clear), the set has 16 stamps and is from the hostess collection.  It can be purchased for $12 Hostess Dollars with a $150 qualifying order.  I also used Perfect Pennants 133230 for the sentiment on the inside.

Pear Pizzazz was my base and my mat is Vanilla Card stock, (I also used a scrap of Soft Suede, Wisteria and Pear for the frames), Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder and Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad, Decorative Dots TIEF.  I sponged the Folder with a bit of Wisteria Ink to get it a speckled look and a bit of texture.

Well will add a new share and the details on the Retirement Blow Out Sale tomorrow.  Until then, be kind, and do one thing today that makes YOU Happy!
Rose Ann
PS I am working on a for sale list of some of my retired stamp sets, it's time to purge I need the room :-).  I will list them on Ebay but will offer my customers first choice.  Thanks again for your support.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Just a share....Saying goodbye to Happy Watercolor.


Happy Watercolor has been my favorite stamp set since it came out in our Occasions Mini Catalog.  Some of the sets are being carried forward into the new 2014-2015 Idea Book.  Unfortunately  Happy Watercolor didn't make the cut.   There are so many good stamp sets in the Occasions and along with many more will be retiring on May 30th.  Check out the retirement list, since quite a few sets have sold out.  The Company has decided not to accept back order on the retiring sets, so when the supply is diminished it's gone. 
I have decided to pay homage to this set, and some of the others from the Occasions Mini that will be saying goodbye to at the end of the month.
Todays share is from Happy Watercolor 133191, I cased this from Robin Messenheimer's blog (  I changed it up a bit, by using different color palette and different designer paper.  Robin is so talented, check out her blog for some amazing ideas.

The Happy Mother's Day came from this month Paper Pumpkin project.  I thought it was a perfect touch.  Happy Stamping, until next time...Be Kind and do one thing today that makes YOU happy.
Rose Ann

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