Clearance Items Added!

If you missed these items when they were originally available, here’s your second chance, but get them quick or they’ll be gone!

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Shop now and stock up.

You can access my Clearance Rack Here:, and my store is ALWAYS open!

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Last Chance ~ Bloom by Bloom

Today I wanted to share a couple of cards I made using the Bloom by Bloom bundle and the Incredible Like You stamp set!  This suite of products is on our Last Chance list so they are only available while supplies last – if you love them, then you need to order them before they’re gone!

I wanted to show how you can use the same card layout and color combination in multiple ways.  All you have to do is use a different sheet of Designer Paper , and boom, your cards are instantly different and still so striking!  This is a perfect layout and concept for doing some #loveitchopit!

Both cards use the Happiness Blooms Designer Paper, and the colors that coordinate with the paper:  Calypso Coral, Call Me Clover, Night of Navy, and Pineapple Punch.

The first card was done in Landscape, and uses Calypso Coral as my base, and Night of Navy as my stamped image layer. Which of these is your favorite?  Leave me a comment below and tell me!

Bloom by Bloom Navy

My second card was done in Portrait, and uses a Whisper White card base, and a Call Me Clover stamped layer.

Bloom by Bloom Call Me Clover

They are finished off with some of the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.

Aren’t these cards just so bright and fun!  Stampin’ Up has mastered the art of coordinating everything so designing cards like this is so easy!  Just pick your Designer Paper, the coordinating stamp set (or two) and the ink and cardstock in the coordinating colors…done!

If you would like to purchase any of the items I have used, you can email me or you can click the images below to add them to your cart in my online store.  My store is ALWAYS open!

I am also providing an updated list of our Last Chance items… once they are gone, they are gone forever so get them now!  Click the image for an updated list…

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Craft Room Update – STORAGE by Stampin’ Up

I have been working on my craft room for quite some time.  I studied, measured, sketched, searched until I was ready to throw the notebook across the room – multiple times!  But I finally had a sketch that I loved! I have a fairly small craft space.  It is actually the sunroom in my apartment (see, who says you don’t have room for a stamping business in an apartment?!).  So I have had to be quite creative to maximize my little space.  In comes Stamp-n-Storage, Ikea, Amazon, and STORAGE by Stampin’ Up to the rescue!

Last year, I focused on my desk.  I wanted a bigger work surface and my most used items at my reach.  (More on that later).  This year,  I have focused on finishing my desktop area, and then on my other storage.  This project has expanded to the entire apartment as I had stuff stuck EVERYWHERE!!  I am so happy with my space that I want to begin sharing some of my space with you each week – look for Craft Room Updates each Saturday!  

For my first post I wanted to focus specifically on how I am using some of our STORAGE by Stampin’ Up!  This product line was just released the first of this month and is so awesome!  Now, I already had several great storage solutions in my craft room, but I was lacking a satisfying solution for my Blends!  I just hadn’t found that perfect item… at least, not until Stampin’ Up released their new Storage line! I just love how inspiring they are in my space!  Let’s face it, some days, we need all the inspiration we can get!  And they are right at my fingertips!

Check out my Blends storage before…

And now…colors are so much easier to find and keep where I can find them!

Don’t you just love it too?!  You can get your STORAGE by Stampin’ Up in my online store – its ALWAYS open!

Share your craft room storage and organization tips in the comments below!  What kind of space inspires you?  Are you a messy crafter, or does everything have its place, and thats where it always is?  Is all your craft stash in one room, or scattered across your home?  I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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Paper Pumpkin ~ So Shelli Kit

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Our May Kit is a very special one!  It was designed by Stampin’ Up’s Chairman and Co-founder Shelli Gardner!  We saw a sneak peek of this kit at OnStage, and let me tell you, it is BEE-UUU-TI-FULLL!

So, go to my online store and subscribe today to get this special kit delivered to your home next month!  It would make a great surprise gift for Mother’s Day too (hint, hint)!

Contact me with any questions!

Let it Ride ~ Z-Fold Card

Today I am sharing a card I designed for a swap at OnStage this past weekend.  The category was Avid Crafter cards which includes WOW and Fancy Fold cards.  I chose to use the Let it Ride stamp set (because I love Horses) and to incorporate it on a Z-Fold card.

A Z-Fold card is one of the easier fancy folds in my opinion. No rocket science involved, just an extra fold on the front panel, and add your layers as usual… but it packs such a wow!

Let it Ride Full Card

I wanted to keep the colors neutral so that my horse would be the star of the card, and I colored him and his friends on the inside with my Blends!

This is what the card looks like folded flat, as it would be in an envelope.

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Here is my inside panel.  I just love the vibe that these horses give… not a care in the world and just grazing along.  I wish I could live like that some days… but responsibilities prevail…

Let it Ride Inside Panel

Since this card was intended to be for an avid crafter, I had to step it up a bit!  I used my rectangle stitched dies, added some designer paper, did a watercolor wash on my background, colored with my Blends, and heat embossed my sentiment on vellum.   All pulled together, just makes this card a WOW.

The Z-Fold is a really simple design to do as well… and it packs such a punch!

  1. Cut your standard card base (5 1/2″ x 11″)
  2. Score and fold your card as normal, at 4 1/4″.  It will look like a standard portrait card at this point…
  3. Score the front panel at 2 1/8″.  Then fold the piece back the other way.  

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

The Let it Ride stamp set will carryover into the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, so we can enjoy this set for another year!  But the Designer Paper will not carryover, so if you love it, you better get it quick before its gone forever!

If you would like to purchase any of the items I used on this card for your own supply stash, email me or click the images below to add them to your cart in my online store.  My store is ALWAYS open!

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Last-Chance Products!

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Its that time of year again … time to say good-bye…  Our retiring item list is now available.  Get them quick before they are gone forever!

BUT, BEFORE YOU START SHOPPING, note that this year’s retiring list is quite different…

First of all,  Stampin’ Up is retiring our current Stampin’ Trimmer and the BIG SHOT!  There is no need to panic!  We will have replacements available at a later date, but they will not be available in the new 2019-2020 catalog.  But not to worry, they will continue to carry and over a vast selection of dies and embossing folders, and you can still order a Big Shot and a Trimmer while supplies last.  If you need help with alternatives, please contact me!

Also, Stampin’ Up is transitioning all of their Clear-mount stamps to CLING!  And after June 4th, they will no longer offer stamps in Wood-Mount (with the exception of Background stamps).  This transition will impact you only if you are ordering a stamp set that is carrying over, and IF you have a preference to receive it in Clear-mount or CLING-mount.  If you are interested in learning more about the differences in these two styles, come to one of my classes and play with these products or contact me with any questions!

From Stampin’ UP!

Effective immediately, stamp sets offered in clear-mount or wood-mount in the 2018–2019 annual catalog that are carrying over into the 2019–2020 annual catalog will be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until June 4, 2019 (whichever comes first). If our inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalog! All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling medium only (with the exception of background stamps in North America) beginning June 4, 2019.

Here is a list of stamp sets that are carrying over and that the Cling-mount transition applies to:

Accented Blooms
Animal Outing
Artisan Textures
Barn Door
Beautiful Day
Beautiful You
Bee Thankful
Birthday Backgrounds
Bokeh Dots
Botanical Bliss
Buffalo Check (will continue as wood mount as well)
Country Road
Crafting Forever
Dandelion Wishes
Dashing Deer
First Frost
Flourishing Phrases
Gallery Grunge
Handwritten
Healing Hugs
Heartland
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

NOTE ABOUT BUNDLES: Don’t forget, that when the current catalog retires on June 3rd, items that are currently available in Bundles at a 10% discount will no longer be bundled, but will have to be purchased individually.  So, if you have had a bundle on that wish list, get it now while you can still save that 10%!

Click the Button Below to see the entire list of retiring products:

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Get these items before they’re gone!  You can shop my online store any time – it is ALWAYS open!

STORAGE by Stampin’ Up

Check out the new STORAGE by Stampin’ Up that is available NOW!

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Stampin’ Up’s STORAGE line is completely customizable and stackable to fit YOUR space and needs.  It is designed to fit our inks, embellishments, and anything else you need a home for on your craft space!  I just love that it allows for items to be out in the open and easy to see and grab.  I have found that having my items out where I can see them inspires me to use them more.

Follow my Blog and Facebook page for more STORAGE inspiration and see how I will incorporate it into MY craft space!

FAQ’s:

Q:  How sturdy are the units when stacked?

A:  The system is designed so each unit will interlock with the others when stacked so the trays will not wobble and will not bow when stacked.

Q:  Do the old style ink pads fit in the Ink Pad Storage?

A.  Yes, They will fit …but the sides will have a small gap between the trays and that may cause the stack to become unstable when pulling ink pads in and out.  I would not recommend storing them in the ink pad holders.  HOWEVER, you can get the open cubes and store them!

Q:  Do Momento, StazOn, and VersaMark pads fit in the ink pad trays?

A:  No, they are just a smidge too tall.  But you can stack one of the open cubes on top to stack them in!

Q.  How many pieces do I need?

 A. You can use THIS PDF document to help determine how many pieces you need.   Remember, you can always order more if you want and as your collection grows!

Q.  Will Storage be in the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog?

A.  YES, these items will be available in the new Annual Catalog, so they will be around for a long time to come.

Q. Do the Stampin’ Blends Markers fit next to the Ink Pad?

A.  The space beside the ink pad is designed for our Stampin’ Write markers.  You can place a blend in the slot, but only one will fit, and where will you put the other shade to the color?

Q.  Are you getting rid of your current storage units?

A.  No!  But, I will add the new STORAGE by Stampin’ Up to my current storage system to store my Blends and some other items.

Q.  Do they fit on the IKEA Kallax shelves?

A. Absolutely!  The trays and cubes can be stacked and rearranged to fit in any space you have.

Q:  Do they come in any other colors?

A:  No.  They are available only in our WHITE glossy plastic, which is designed to brighten and coordinate with any setup you have!

Q:  How many ink refills will fit in a tray?

A:  Approximately 20.

Click the links below to access the flyer that contains each item’s dimensions, and prices, and to access a worksheet that will help you determine what and how many pieces you need for your STORAGE

Flyer w/ Prices and Dimensions

STORAGE Configuration Worksheet

Get your STORAGE today by shopping for them in my store or by using the links below!  My Store is ALWAYS open!

STORAGE by Stampin’ Up Item List 

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