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Petite Petals Cards - Stampin'Up!

WOW! Did we have fun this past weekend!

First, I had my card class in the morning using the Petite Petals Bundle. The Petite Petals Punch is still on backorder but is anticipated to ship early May. They will be delivered to you as soon as they arrive!
Had so much fun with this class! The extra card is on the top left, and the box is one of those mini magazine files. How fun is this?!

I don't know which one is my favorite, but the file cards made using the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards and Envelopes were a big hit - especially when you get 20 of these notecards and envelopes for only $12.95 (US)! So was the little nest using Linen Thread (did you notice that all 10 of the Brights Color Family were used on this card?). We did a little bit of masking on one of the Birthday cards, and you already saw my mom's birthday card using all of the Retiring 2012-2014 InColors. Sadly, the cardstocks have already sold out but the 2012-2014 InColor Core'dinations Cardstock is still a…

2014-2015 NEW Stampin'Up! Catalog!

It is AFTER midnight and the 2014 Catalog Premiere was at 7pm!


I was so very fortunate to meet with several of my downline and a couple of friends for dinner before. Here we are in our seats at the theater.

Well, and we saw some really cool stuff too, but at the end of the Premiere, Stampin'Up! announced that they would be passing out the catalogs, ALONG WITH A NEW STAMP SET as we exited the theater. As soon as I'm done with this blog posting, I'm going to put my set together and make a card! Check back later in the week for an easy and cute sneak peek!

Oh and the ABSOLUTE BEST PART, well, actually there were several of them, but ONE of the best parts of the presentation was the very talented Bonnie Thurber. I have met her several times and she is just one of the sweetest, nicest people you could ever hope to meet. Well, while she was was talking to all of us (yes, all 7,000 of us!), there was a sparkle on her left ring finger. You got it! She said that she is 53 and getting …

Grid at Downline Meeting - Stampin'Up!

Yesterday, four of my downline members were able to attend our quarterly meeting.

We made SEVERAL items, showcased a LOT more, and went over the business end of, well, business!

I'll be posting throughout this week with the items from our Latte Joy Stampers meeting.

But first, check this out!


Several bloggers have been showcasing their grids. So I spoke with my downline members about us doing one and had a couple of takers. We had to decide on the rules first (colors, sizes) and who was able to participate right now.

Life has gotten a little hectic for many. It's the end of the school year, tax season (YIKES!) was just this month, and everyone is just busy! So, while many of the crafters WANTED to participate, there were only three of us who signed up. Thanks to Nina Riley and Sandie Crissinger for their beautiful artwork!

We used three colors for the matting: Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, and Blushing Bride. The individual artwork didn't have to use those individual colors, only ha…

Free Shipping and Retired Lists - Stampin' Up!

Did you see? Did you hear?

Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING (excludes expedited shipping) on orders placed April 21 through April 25. Free Shipping begins at 12:01 am (MT) on Monday, April 21st. There are no minimums or limits. Expedited orders are not included in this promotion.

AND the Retired List is here too! Are you as sorry as I am to see some of my favorites go away? I mean, I knew that the 2012-2014 InColors were going away, but when I saw the Retired Accessories List - to see some of my favorite punches, embossing folders, ribbons, and Sizzix dies - oh my! That just means that I cannot wait to receive the NEW catalog so see all the NEW goodies too!

**There is a change to Stampin' Up!'s Retired Items too. In years past, you could always order stamp sets all the way to the end of the Stampin' Up! year. NO MORE! Once an item is sold out, it is sold out. They are not making any extras any more. So, if there is something you want, get it now. They have already s…

Petite Petals Bundle of Spring Class - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Don't forget! Wednesday, April 9th is the last day to register for the Petite Petals Bundle of Spring Card Class. 
You will make four cards plus a really cute box to put them in! I'll even throw in a BONUS fifth card too!

And make sure you check back on May 1st. I'll be announcing how you can attend the Masculine Card Class FOR FREE!

Spiral Flower Die Bouquet - Stampin' Up!

Check it out!

I absolutely LOVE the Spiral Flower Die! Don't you? Of course, anytime I get to play with the glue gun, that's fun too!

These are eight of the ten Subtles colors. I didn't use the greens because I wanted the flowers to be all different colors (not green!). So, since I used the green pipe cleaners, didn't use Pear Pizzazz or Wild Wasabi.

I used a clear glass bottle, added a Tea Lace Doily, then a little bit of the 5/8" Organza Ribbon coupled with the 3/8" Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon for the finishing touches. Cute, huh? 

During my next meeting with the Latte Joy Stampers later this month, WE will each be making one of these flowers! Isn't it neat how you can make the flower large or small? Did I mention how much I LOVE this Spiral Flower Die? Remember, it is only available while the Spring Catalog is available - through June 1, 2014. Although, I REALLY hope they make this permanent and add it to the big catty when it comes out.

Speaking of the n…