Stampin’ Up Sneak Peek Free as a Bird

April 22, 2019

It’s been a whirlwind of a month…classes, OnStage, family events…fun, fun, fun.
You have probably been seeing some of the cards made with the NEW Free as a Bird stamp set
coming out in the Annual Catalog on June 4, 2019.
We got this make-n-take at Onstage.

It was a pretty design layout but I brought mine home and made it my own:)

My faithful Stampin’ Up Rectangle Stitched Thinlits made an appearance again- love them.

The Stampin’ Up Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper is ABSOLUTELY stunning!
Stampin’ Up concept artists used our actual Stampin’ Blends to color the images before they were made into DSP.

I will be doing my Annual DSP Paper Shares

and Accessories Shares

with the new catalog so keep tuned in for more information!!



Stampin’ Up Best Bunny Bundle Gifts

April 19, 2019

Our Florida Stamping Group was delighted to have a new stamper join us last night! What a sweet lady Beth is- all prepared with whatever item you need in her stamping case! She brought me a lovely gift and delicious cookies, too! Isn’t this take out container just adorable that she made with the Stampin’ Up Best Bunny Bundle?

Beth totally inspired me to get my SU Best Bunny Bundle out this morning…
and I made a Happy Birthday Mini Pizza Box!

The Bunny Builder Punch is perfect for punching out those pieces of the bunny.
Looking at the pic, I noticed I have his paws a little wonky- he looks like I do when I don’t want to make an extra trip carrying things upstairs!

This bundle is retiring so if you are smitten like I am, be sure to grab it now!
(That bunny makes me smile almost as much as Robin’s trophy card did!)



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Photos of 2018-19 Retiring Stamps from Annual and Occasions Catalogs

April 18, 2019

I put together a photo gallery of the stamp sets that are retiring. I think it helps to SEE them. All Wood Mount stamps are retiring so I just put the CLEAR MOUNT stamps that are leaving us for good and NOT coming back in the NEW catalog in CLING form. I also did not put a photo of the Bundles that are staying in the new catalog that are “retired as as bundle” since they will still be in the new catalog just not at a Bundle PrIce. So, hopefully, this is a helpful tool and shows which stamp sets are actually retiring and not coming back in any form in the NEW catalog…
if you notice any mistakes, my apologies in advance.


Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me…724-323-2226 or


Retiring List




Stampin’ Up All That You Are Neon Chalkboard Technique Video Tutorial

April 17, 2019

I did a new technique using my Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers!
I colored over the white heat embossed image. Isn’t it cool?

My friend, Linda Heller, calls it the “Neon Chalkboard” Technique.

I think it could be a Neon Sign, too!

Watch my video showing how easy it is to create this neat effect:

How about adding some color to the sentiment?

su all that you are neon fixed


Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″. Fold card and trim to 4″ x 5-3/8″
Rectangles: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Melon Mambo and Basic Black, scrap for label

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…

Need to grab the Stampin’ Up All That You Are Stamp Set before it is retired?
Shop at my ONLINE STORE below.

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REVISED Stampin’ Up Retiring Lists

April 15, 2019

UPDATE to earlier post!!!!

For those of you who are confused with the retiring lists…

you are not going crazy…(and I am not crazy either!)
Well, maybe that’s a stretch to say…

There were “confusing points” on the first lists posted on the Stampin’ Up Online Store, so please use these updated lists below instead!

**** Watch for the notes that say ‘returning in cling’ that means they are carrying over into new catty but with the new, stickier label CLING mount, not retiring!)*****Also the ‘no longer bundle’ means they are carrying over but not at the 10% off bundle price.

Annual Catalog Retiring List

Occasions Catalog Retiring List

AGAIN, it is very confusing…
Stampin’ Up is “retiring” Wood Mount and transitioning CLEAR MOUNT to CLING Stamps, so all of the stamps/bundleswere listed as retired while some of the stamp sets were not “actually” retired from the upcoming catalog.
These stamp sets ARE carrying over to the NEW catalog although they were on the list:

Accented  Blooms
Animal Outing
Artisan  Textures
Barn Door
Beautiful  Day
Beautiful You
Bee  Thankful
Birthday Backgrounds
Bokeh Dots
Botanical Bliss
Country Road
Crafting  Forever
Dandelion Wishes
Dashing Deer
First Frost
Flourishing Phrases
Gallery  Grunge
Healing Hugs
Hold on to Hope
Itty Bitty Greetings
Kindness  & Compassion
Label Me Pretty
Lilypad Lake
Little Elephant
Little Twinkle
Love You to  Pieces
Magical Mermaid
Painted Glass
Peaceful Place
Perennial Birthday
Pop of  Petals
Rooted in Nature
Sea  of Textures
Sorry for Everything
Special Celebrations
Stitched  All Around
This Little Piggy
Tropical Chic
Winter Woods

Any Questions, please contact me to clarify- or 724-323-2296