Month: April 2018

The Retiring List is up!

April 9, 2018

The Retiring List is up, friends! And, it’s an exciting one!

See a PDF of the Occasions Catalog Retiring List HERE

See a PDF of the Annual Catalog Retiring List HERE

There is a Total Color REVAMP…how exciting to be on trend
and have the current colors that are flooding the market
in design, fashion, and home decor!

I got the NEW Color Line-Up Swatch Book and New In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
as a gift at CentreStage on Friday:)

I guarantee you will see these colors EVERYWHERE now and in the coming days!

We are bringing back some favorite colors and adding NEW COLORS to the SU Color Families…
so that means some current colors have to say good-bye…
there are 13 that are leaving the line-up which are:

Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip,
Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette,
Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder

So get those retiring colors now-  paper, ink/refills, and accessories- while they last!!

We have 10 NEW COLORS coming! 

And 6 Returning In Colors!

And of course, we have our current and NEW In Color Families:

5 New In colors (2018-2020) and 5 current In Colors (2017-2019)

The Archival Black and Archival Gray ink will be discontinued but Basic Gray is now included in our Neutrals Family and Memento Tuxedo Black and Stazon Black will be the Basic Black ink pads. Here are the new Color Families…

We also have an new category called Basics that include Black, White, and Vanilla!

*See the footnote at the end of the Annual Catalog Retiring List.
Note that the Ink Colors that are being discontinued completely are listed.
Those that are staying are being reconfigured in a new type of streamlined case so they are marked with a symbol after their name.

See a PDF of the Occasions Catalog Retiring List HERE

See a PDF of the Annual Catalog Retiring List HERE

Details about the Retiring List:

Stamps will be available until May 25, 2018 but other items are available as supplies last.

Order Deadlines by Phone: May 31, 2018, by 6:50 PM (MT)
Online: May 31, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)

Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at or
call/text me at 724-323-2296.

You can shop ONLINE HERE.

Use the Hostess Code at the top of the page to take advantage of the

 the BONUS GIFT for April…
a 1/2 pack of Picture Perfect Party DSP
and a card from me with a $30 order:)

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SU Southern Serenade Peek through the Middle Fun Fold Card Video Tutorial

April 9, 2018

I have a “Peek Through the Middle” Fun Fold card
using the SU Southern Serenade stamp set for you today, friends…

Super easy to make…check out my video:


Basic Black Card Base: 5-1/2″ square scored at 4-1/4″ on one side to create a landscape card
Basic Black Bottom Front of Card: 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack: Top 1″ x 5-1/4″, Bottom 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Inside: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Outside Oval: Basic Black Scallop 3″ x 4-1/4″, Whisper White Oval 3″ x 4-1/4″
Inside Oval: Basic Black Scallop 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″, Whisper White Oval 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″

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Don’t forget about the BONUS GIFT for April…
a 1/2 pack of Picture Perfect Party DSP
and a card from me with a $30 order:)

SU Text Ya Later

April 6, 2018

I bet you know just who you would send this to, huh?
What a hilarious stamp set to have on hand for that someone!
My mom just started texting so she would love it:)

I spent a bit of time on this…
which meant I was looking at all the fun sentiments and images in this set
and making up different messages:)

Can you see this is an All-Occasion set?

Not to mention all the fun words like
and all the cute word bubbles and emojis, too!

*Although there are solid stamps to fill in the word bubbles with a color background,
I did use my Stampin’ Blends to color my word bubbles.

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I am not sure where my little stars came from on top of the Wood Crate Stars?
I just had a bunch of star framelits together…


Don’t forget about the BONUS GIFT for April…
a 1/2 pack of Picture Perfect Party DSP and a card from me with a $30 order:)

SU Picture Perfect Birthday with Playful Backgrounds and a Bonus Gift!

April 4, 2018

I made some birthday cards using none other than the…
yes, Picture Perfect Birthday Suite!
This time, I added in the Playful Backgrounds stamp set!

Don’t forget to scroll through the post to see the BONUS GIFT:)

I simply die cut each 6″ x 6″ piece of  SU Picture Perfect Party DSP into four 2-13/16″ squares using one of the squares (a little larger than 2-3/4″) from the Layering Squares Framelits.
I cut out that same sized square from the  4″ x 5-1/4″ colored borders on the card fronts
since I knew that I would be covering the square hole with the stamped 3-3/4″ x 5″ Thick Whisper White panel. I love to do that!
Then, I could mix up the colors of the cardstock borders, the cardstock squares, and  the DSP squares so all the colors were represented on each card!

I used the Triple Banner Punch to make my tags from a 2″ x  3-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.
Some leftover DSP scraps were added to each tag with a little bling of Mini Sequins
and a little Gold Glimmer banner on the pennant end of the tag.

I used the SU Playful Background stamp set to add a little something to the white panel.
Again, I mixed in whatever color ink was needed to pull out all of the DSP colors:)

Check out my other trio of cards using the SU Birthday Wit stamp set and the SU Picture Perfect Party DSP HERE.

During the  month of April, use the Hostess Code M B T H S V F Y
to make a $30 order with ME
and get a 1/2 pack of the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper
neatly packaged and mailed to you as a gift along with a card!
The Retiring List will be out on April 9 so if you have your eye on something…
why not get  24  6″ x 6″ pieces of the bright and versatile
Picture Perfect Party DSP as a bonus from me!?!

You can place an order online HERE or

call/text me at 724-323-2296 or

email me at
I accept paypal payments.

*Please email me that you ordered, too:))

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SU Truly Tailored Vertical Criss Cross Fun Fold Video Tutorial

April 2, 2018

Here is an oldie but goodie…a Criss Cross Pocket Card using the SU Truly Tailored Bundle
with the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper.

Can you believe I have never made one of these until now?
They are so fun and quite easy to put together. I made a video to show you how simple it is!

Disclaimer: Please excuse my mistake in saying the Truly Tailored stamp set doesn’t have a Happy Birthday,
I meant to say Happy Father’s Day!




The card below uses a few images from the SU Guy Greetings stamp set to make a Father’s Day card.


Criss Cross Pocket: True Gentleman Designer Series Paper 6″ x 12″, scored at 4″ and 8″ on the 12″ side and 1/2″ on the 6″ side
Insert: Night of Navy Cardstock 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″, Very Vanilla 3-1/2″ x 5″
Tag: Night of Navy 3″ x 2-1/4″, Very Vanilla 3″ x 2-1/4″
Stitched Shape Oval: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
3/8″ Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon: 9″, 2-1/2″ for pull tab

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