BJ on Apr 26th 2012
These have been one of my favorite products over the last few years – I use them for embossing ALL the time! Well, get ready to say good-by to them as they are on the retiring accessory list. And they are discounted!!!! $14.96! This is an awesome value and I strongly recommend getting them while you can!
BJ on Apr 26th 2012
All of the retiring product lists are now available. It is certainly an exciting time of the year as we scour our wish lists for items that we must have before they're gone – and the excitement is building as we prepare for the new catalog – just over a month away!
The Definately Decorative and Simply Adorned lines will not to be in the new catalog. I expect these items to go fast. You will find links to all the lists below. Select these items early and get them ordered as some of them are deeply discounted and when they are gone, they are gone. Again, I recommend you order early so as to avoid disappointment!
Here are a few more key points for you;
- The 2010-2012 In colors will be retired. Please order all of the complimentary products you want in these colors before they are gone. Cardstock, reinkers, ribbon, etc. Every year, I hear from a number of you who were too late and didn't get what they needed. . . . avoid disappointment and order early.
- Classic Ink Pads – you will note these on the least. Don't worry – a new and improved ink pad is coming to you in the new catalog! Yea! It will be a softer foam surface so that your images will be more easily inked all over! How exciting!
- Craft Ink Pads will no longer be available except in black and white. So – get your favorite embossing colors now. I recommend Real Red, Very Vanilla and a brown.
- Stampin' Write Markers – only select markers will be available individually. So if you are working on a full set – get the ones you are missing now.
- Textured 12 x 12 cardstock – will no longer be available
- 12 x 12 cardstock will be available in select colors and assortment packs.
- orders can be placed online or you can call me. Each day I will combine orders and have them shipped here and split shipping costs between the orders.
BJ on Apr 21st 2012
Here's another favorite that is going away. If you are a scrapbook – pay attention here because this was one of my favorite sets when I paper scrapbook (doing so much more digitally today).
This project has been hanging on the wall in my studio for a couple of years. I think it highlights the greatness of the Inspired By Nature set so very well. I took the frame and discarded the glass and mat. I then put a think coat of paint in the cream color on the backboard of the frame. Using acrylic paints on my stamp, I then created the picture as you see it here. Here's a close up for you.
You can see the background is really a white washed type look. . . .
What do you think of this cool project? Can you see how great this stamp set helps you create works of art whether it is a picture, scrapbook page or card. It's on the retired list so make sure you check it out soon!
BJ on Apr 20th 2012
Vintage Vogue has been a favorite stamp set since I got it. I love each of the designs in this set and found it so easy to create awesome layouts with it. There was just something about this set that inspired my creativity. Ever have that happen to you?
Well, the time has come for Vintage Vogue to retire so, I pulled it out the other day and this is the result. I used a color combination of Peach Parfait and Baja Breeze with a little Pear Pizzaz thrown in. Don't you love the result?
I have never done this with ribbon on a flower like this before – so, you see what I mean by inspire my creativity. This is the Pear Pizzaz poly stitched ribbon that will be retiring as well. Don't you love the look?
Make sure you check out the retiring list for your favorite stamp sets before they are gone. The retiring accessory list will be available April 25. Also check out the Summer Smooches Stamp Camp on April 28.
BJ on Apr 17th 2012
Something old – and something new! But, mostly old – aka retiring. Here's the details;
Retiring; Pear Pizzaz, Blushing Bride, Friends Never Fade, Short & Sweet, Good Grid and Nursery Nest DSP, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Blushing Bride Satin Ribbon
Staying; Early Espresso, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
This card will be one of the 4 at my Chicks, Chocolate & Cards on Thursday night – 6:30pm at my stampin' spot! RSVP if you'd like one of the remaining spots!
BJ on Apr 16th 2012
Here's a card I made today featuring something old – Flower Fancy which is on the retiring list. And Something New – the Summer Smooches DSP. If you haven't figured it out – it is great DSP – super duper colors. Get yours this month!
I will be featuring this card at my Chicks, Chocolate & Cards class this Thursday at 6:30pm. Only 2 spots left so RSVP soon!
Stay tuned for more favorites from the retiring list this week.
BJ on Apr 15th 2012
The retired stamp list is out! As with anything, it is sad to say good-bye. In this case it is necessary to prepare for a new catalog! So, while I'm sad, I'm also happy to say hello!
I went through my stamp collection after church – and am feeling just a bit sad at some. But, I am excited that I pulled out my favorites and will be featuring them at my Chicks, Chocolate & Card Class this Thursday at 6:30pm. I hope you can join me – I only have 2 spots left. Please RSVP if you want them.
I also want to tell you about a special that I am running now through the end of May.
- If you host a show, I will give you one of my retiring stamp sets for FREE – that's in addition to your already fabulous hostess benefits. First come, First pick! Hurry for your choice of dates!
- If you attend one of my events (hostess club, Card Class, Stamp Camp) – I will give you $5 for every $25 of merchandise you spend in $ to spend on my retiring sets. A fantabulous deal!
Oh, and if you think you'll only have a few sets to choose from, I have 93 stamp sets retiring! A super duper selection!
BJ on Apr 14th 2012
Here is one of the "S's". Here are some of the products I used;
Stamp Set; Mixed Bunch*, Loving Thoughts*
Paper and Inks; Twitterpated DSP, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzaz, Basic Gray,
Big Shot: Sans Serif Alphabet, Adorning Accents*, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit*, Little Leaves Sizzlit,
Accessories: Multipurpose adhesive sheets, Trinket Hearts*, Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Bakers Twine, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Pleated Satin Ribbon*, Dimensionals
Punches: Blossom Punch*, Modern Label Punch, 3/4" circle
Items marked with the asterisk * are in the Occasions Mini Catalog that ends on April 30!!!
BJ on Apr 12th 2012
My sister Sally's birthday is coming up soon and last night, one of my downline gave me this idea. She had done a class with these blocks inspired by a picture in our demonstrator magazine – Stampin' Success. Those blocks said "mom". You could do – "home", "love", "dad" and a myraid of other things! You'll find the Decor blocks on page 181 in the catalog. At only $9.95 – they have so many possibilities!
I used the Twitterpated DSP as my base and let the beauty of the paper choose the colors from there. With the Mixed Bunch stamp set and a few accessories, I think I have something my sister will love. I'm pretty sure she doesn't check my blog very often, so I think I'm safe. I think I'm going to add just a couple of more details. Check back tomorrow for some detail pics!
BJ on Apr 11th 2012
I am continuing to love the bright colors in the Summer Smooches DSP available this month. You've seen the previous posts – now look at what I have done to make this cute handled bag. The big flower was made with 5 strips of 1 x 12 inch DSP from Summer Smooches. I added a greeting focal point using the labels framelits and a background texturized Pear Pizzaz piece. Actually pretty simple and easy. . . How would you like to get a gift in a bag like this? Do you think you would be saving this bag to give to someone else? I think so!
Just a quick post today – have a great day!