Showing posts with label retiring stamps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label retiring stamps. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Retiring List 2019-2020

Do you have your Stampin' Up list ready?  Today at 3 pm ET Stampin' Up will announce all the retiring items.  Just remember, if you see that a bundle is retiring that does not necessarily mean that the stamp set and/or dies are retiring - just the bundle.  Once the retiring list goes live, products are on a "while stock lasts" basis.  Already,  the 2018-2020 In Color DSP (6x6) and Brights DSP (6x6) along with the Basketweave 3D Embossing Folder have sold out.  The In Color products are always the first to sell out.

If you are in love with any of these In Colors, get them ASAP!  Retiring In Color products sell out very quickly .... especially the re-inkers for the In Color Pads.  Once they are sold out, it is forever.


Stampin' Up has recently let us know that card kits, stamp cases, and background stamps will see a price increase in this year’s catalog.

Here are a few other items that have been in back-order but are now available!

Grace’s Garden Bundle 153789 / Garden Gateway Dies 151512
Honey Bee Bundle 153792 / Detailed Bee Dies 151526
Bonanza Buddies Bundle 153815 / Bonanza Dies 151566
Peaceful Moments Bundle 153824 / Poppy Moments Dies 151594
Painted Poppies Bundle 153827 / Painted Labels Dies 151605

Another item you might want to consider getting is the Ornate Garden Suite - all of it or just the stamp set, DSP, dies, etc.  I have that on my list.  I have seen some gorgeous cards made with the dies and stamps and DSP.  You won't find this suite in any of our current catalogs since it was an early release product.

Check out the suite here - ORNATE GARDEN SUITE and then go to Pinterest and look at some of the samples made with this suite.  (Demonstrators were able to purchase this item in advance.)

Have you been making .... and mailing ... or at least giving them away .... cards to those you care about?  If not, please do.  It really brightens up the day.  Saturday Sonny and I went to BJ's, Aldi's, and Harris Teeter.  I had several cards I had made with me and I handed them out to the cashiers when I checked out.  The first card I handed out went to an older lady working at BJ's who stands at the door handing out hand wipes to everyone and also a wipe for your cart.  Oh, if you could have seen the look of joy on her face.  She wanted to hug me but of course could not.  She told me she had been having a bad day and this really made a difference to her.  She almost had me crying!  I thought Sonny would "poo-poo" me for giving out cards, but the lady at BJs put a smile on his face too!

We've had a bit of bad news this week.  One of Ashley's friend's father died a few weeks ago from the coronavirus and now her mother is in ICU.  And Monday night Ashley told us that one of her best friends from medical school, who is an ER Doc in Houston tested positive for the virus.  So far, she hasn't shown any symptoms.  She has two young boys.  Please say a prayer for Julie.  I pray every day to keep my family safe from this terrible disease!

Saturday, April 18, 2020

No Matter the Weather .... We're in This Together!


Can you believe it's time to say good-bye to some of our stamps, DSP, dies, embossing folders, ribbon ......!!  On April 22 at 1:00 pm (MT), Stampin' Up will post retiring product lists for the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and 2019–2020 Annual Catalog. These last-chance products will be available until June 2 or while supplies last only.  And remember—retiring items sell fast. Get your favorites before they’re gone!  This is a great time to get re-inkers for the retiring In Colors.  They sell out fast.

As promised yesterday, here are the remainder of the March Paper Pumpkin cards.

I stamped the boots onto the gingham check paper and adhered them to the Stitched Label.  The lemon lime is retired but I hope it makes a come-back sometime.  I really like it.

Can you see the shine on the boots?  I used Shimmery Crystal Effects on the boots and on the portion of the umbrella above.  Also if you look close, you can see the little rain drops among the hearts.  Do you ever cut your sentiments apart?  It's a good way to use them when they won't fit on the card.  I sponged So Saffron onto the cardstock with the hearts and layered it onto one of the envelope lining.   I wrapped Bakers Twine that came with the Paper Pumpkin kit around adhering it on the back with tape.

Again I used a piece of the envelope for the pink stripes.  

This background uses the rain stamp from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I stamped off in Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Petal Pink and used the stamp horizontally to make the background.  At the time I made this card, I didn't know what this stamp was supposed to be.  I finally figured it out with a little help from someone's card on Pinterest!  

More sponging - the top I sponged with Balmy Blue and the bottom with Shaded Spruce.  I stamped the raindrops with Balmy Blue.  The green striped paper is from an envelope that I cut apart.  The card base is Shaded Spruce.

I guess I could have used this card for Easter!  I dug out my Scallop Punch that has been retired for years to do the bottom of the Petal Pink cardstock.  I ran it through the hearts embossing folder.  It was a great way to use up all the little hearts that came with the kit - I had just enough!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Stampin' UP! Last Chance Items

It's that time of year!  The new catalog will come out June 1 so Stampin' Up! has to make room for all the new items.  Guess they don't have the unlimited space for everything like we do (ha ha!!)  Sometimes I think my floor may cave in and I'll be working on the first floor instead of upstairs!  Unfortunately we have to say good-bye to lots of products that we love.  Stampin' Up! has released the RETIRING LIST of products that will be leaving us on June 3 OR when they are sold out.  That's right - when they are sold out, they are gone forever, so don't miss out if there is something that you want (or need!)

Keep in mind when looking at the retiring items, all bundles retire - BUT that doesn't mean that all the products in these bundles are retiring.  Some of the stamp sets and coordinating dies will carry over but will not be offered as Bundles in the new catalog.

You can also go to my ORDER ONLINE link at the top of the page and the Last Chance Items are listed there with pictures.

These cards are all made with retiring stamp sets that were featured in the Occasions Catalog.

Humming Along (Occasions Catalog)

Flowering Desert (Occasions Catalog)

Climbing Roses (Occasions Catalog)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

April Stamp Club Cards

We had fun this week at Stamp Club.  I used some retiring items on the cards.

This card was the favorite by everyone.   Actually, most things on this card will be in the new catalog coming out in June .... except for Marina Mist ink that I used for the water in the Wetlands stamp and the Leaflets die which I will really miss.

We all need sympathy cards in our stash and hope we don't have to use them.  This card uses Heartfelt Sympathy and Work of Art (boo hoo) stamp set and Perfect Plum which are all retiring.   

Another retiring stamp set - Painters Palette and ink - Tempting Turquoise.  I love bright colors so this was a favorite card of mine and super easy.  I'll miss Tempting Turquoise ink.  It used to be "go to" ink but I don't think  I have used it much lately.

This retirement stamp set was a shocker to me.  It was so popular and only around for a year.  It's one I will hang onto because it makes such cute cards.  The happy birthday is embossed in white.  The black and white striped ribbon is on sale now for $2 in Clearance!!  The tiled floor is 1/2" white squares that are glued onto the black cardstock.

Don't forget to check out the Clearance section as well as the retiring items.  Just click above - Shop and Clearance to check out the deals.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Retiring List plus new In Colors

Bundles are retiring!  If you want any of the bundles, get them NOW for the 10% off price.  The new 2017-18 catalog may have the bundle items that get carried over .... BUT the bundle price will no longer be available in the new annual catalog.

To see a list of the Retiring items, click HERE.  Be prepared - it is 10 pages!!

A few things to remember:

  • While supplies last!
  • Accessories always sell out the quickest.
  • the list includes Occasions Catalog and 2016-17 catalog
  • Some items are up to 50% off!

I know it is always a shock when you see all the items retiring BUT we are making room for more wonderful sets that will be in the new 2017-18 catalog.  I really like the new catalog (coming available in June) and I think you will too!

Let me introduce you to the new In Colors from the new catalog.  

It's hard to capture the true colors but hope this helps a little bit.
The 2017-19 In Colors are:  Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Powder Pink.  They are rich, beautiful colors.  I wasn't sure about Lemon Lime but after seeing a few samples made with it, I like it.  I think it's a "love it, or hate it" kind of color.  The designer paper is what put me over the top.  There are some beautiful patterns! 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Goodbye, Farewell - April Blog Hop with NC Demos

Welcome to the April NC Demos Blog Hop.   If you just arrived from Melissa's blog, isn't her Kleenex box cool?!!

Our theme this month gave us a lot of leeway.  We could choose cards that feature the retiring products, Mother's Day cards or Feminine cards.  My choice was retiring products.  I lost about 18 stamp sets not to mention several thinlits and punches.  Many of them did not surprise me since they had been around a while but I am still going to miss many of them! 

The first few cards I used a new technique that I had never done before - the Whitewash Technique.  There are several You-Tube videos that you can find to show the technique.  Basically, you stamp and emboss the image.  Next paint the image with the white re-inker (I used Aqua Brush.)  After that dries, add a little color to the image with a marker.  Then use your blender pen or Aqua Brush and blend the colors.  After it dries, you can go back and add a little more color as needed.

My first card uses Swallowtail stamp for the butterfly.  I also used the retiring DSP Typeset and the sentiment from And Many More (which is a great set for sentiments.)

The next two cards are made with Vivid Vases, a single stamp.

On this card, I also used the Curvy Corner Trio Punch which I love!

 This beauty uses three retiring stamp sets - Trust God, Everything Eleanor and the single stamp, Blended Blooms as well as the retiring Candy Dots.

Next I did a couple of cards using the blending technique with my sponges using Serene Silhouettes.

Next it was time for a little watercoloring.  I spritzed my Shimmery White cardstock with water and then using my Aqua Brush, colored Melon Mambo, Tangelo Twist and Daffodil Delight all over the card.  I cut another piece of cardstock using the Hexagon Hive Thinlit and adhere it on top of the watercolored piece.  The sentiment is from Feels Good.

 This is one of the cards we made in Stamp Club this month using the single stamp, Blooms for You.  The "seize the cake" sentiment is from the retiring set, Something to Say.

This final card also uses Blooms For You, Everything Eleanor (sentiment) and the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  This is one of the cards I made from pieces of the Paper Pumpkin April kit.

Hope you enjoyed my portion of the blog hop.  Continue along heading to Laurie Meir's blog next.

Below is a list of all the participants and their links:

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

MDS Monday Sketch

I've been working on my page for this week's MDS Monday challenge.  For some reason, I was really stumped this time!  In fact, I made three pages trying to decide.  But I think I like the last one I did the best so that is what I am submitting for the challenge.

I love the greens in the picture.  I made my background color to match the green in the flowers.  I used an overlay (love overlays!!) from Decorative Overlays - actually, I used two of them - one colored in white and one in green.  I really like the hazy look of the background.  I purchased about $65 in MDS downloads yesterday with my club order and had to use some of them on this page.

Embellishments used -

  • Hello World Chalk Dots Overlay (recolored Pear Pizzaz)
  • Everyday Enchantment Ribbon - Lucky Limeade (recolored to match)
Stamps used
  • Decorative Overlays Flowers 
  • Simple Snapshots - "the beauty of life" colored in white and green
Paper used:
  • Whisper White background
  • Hi There DSP #2

The font is a new one I just discovered also called EPIDEMIA.


There were new items added to the Clearance List today.  There are a couple of cute stamps from the Holiday Catalog that you might like!


If you decide to order from the Clearance .... or even some of the retired items, please use my Hostess Code 4CFDVMMK.

I also want to let you know that if you are tired of trying to read the teeny tiny print of the Retiring Stamps and Accessories List, if you will click above "SHOP ONLINE" and click on "SHOP NOW" button and then RETIRING PRODUCTS, the list will open with a picture, price, item code, etc. - everything you need to make your choice.

Have fun shopping and don't forget to use the Hostess Code please!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time to say GOOD BYE

It's that time of year.  I went through my catalog last night crossing out the retired items.  It's sad for some of the things (Top Note die ....) but it also gets me excited to know what new items will be offered to us in the new catalog.

Some items really go fast so if you have your eye on something, I'd suggest ordering it now  - like some of the retiring In Colors (Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana).  I will be putting in an order today Tuesday, 4/21) and would be glad to include your order with mine.  OR you can click "Order Online" above and input your order there.

The good news is that many of these items are at a discounted price so you will be getting a good deal.  Click HERE to see the retired list.

I know the print is tiny but there is a plus or minus in the corner that you can click on to make it larger. 

Also, there are the Weekly Deals for this week here:

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Blendabilities Blended Bloom

Have I mentioned yet how much I am enjoying using the Blendabilities markers?   You will see me using them a lot this year.  I know you want to order yours and I hope they will be available to you soon.  Here is the latest update from SU:   They are telling us that certain colors (the same ones currently available to demonstrators for pre-order) should be available to customers to order in late June or early July!  That is a lot better than August.  I believe the main reason for this delay is they want to make sure they have enough in stock to meet the demand that they anticipate.  These are the colors that should be available:
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Old Olive
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Skin Tone Assortment
  • Color Lifter
This card was made using the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities along with some of the Skin Tone Assortment and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities for the centers.  The flower stamp is a new single stamp called Blended Bloom.  It is so fun to color!!  I used Stippled Blossoms for the leaves in Garden Green.  The watercolor marks were made using Pumpkin Pie and Smoky Sate ins and they are from the fabulous Work of Art stamp as is the sentiments.

All of these items will be available starting Monday, June 2 at noon MDT (2 pm EDT).  If you need a catalog, please let me know.

The last day for ordering Retiring Products is June 4 so if there is something on those lists you have your eye on, now is the time to order them!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Retiring Stamps and Accessories PLUS Free Shipping!! Woo Hoo!!

It's time to say GOOD-BYE to some of our favorites.  These stamps and accessories are available AS SUPPLIES LAST so if you see something you want, don't hesitate to order it.

Remember - FREE SHIPPING all week!!

I will be sending in an order MONDAY night around 9 PM EST.  I will be glad to include your order with mine.

But you can also order ONLINE in my store - HERE - and it will be shipped directly to you.  Please use my HOSTESS CODE FOR ON-LINE ORDERING  -  BZA7N7DP .


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Woo Hoo! Free Shipping!

I am so excited about Stampin' Up's big news today!!  Free shipping next week!!!

RETIRED ITEMS LIST.  On Monday, April 21, Stampin' Up! will reveal the list of items that will be retired - these won't carry over into next year's catalog, so get 'em while the gettin' is good.  This list will include stamp sets and accessories.  For the first time ever, these items are being sold on a "while supplies last" basis.  Any item on this list is game to go away for good before you have a chance to snatch it up.  Don't miss out!  I will post the list as soon as it is released Monday.


FREE SHIPPING!  As if the announcement of retired items wasn't good enough, Stampin' Up! is also offering FREE SHIPPING on everything you purchase between April 21 and April 25.  That's AMAZING!  Consider it an additional 10% savings.  Apply that savings to a small or large order.  Woo hoo!

Start making your wish lists!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Raining Flowers - going, going .....

Only a few more days to show off these stamp sets that are retiring.  This one is Raining Flowers, a two step set that I got at convention a couple of years ago.  I really haven't used it much but I really like this card!  Don't you love these colors?  Think they are my favorite!  I used Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery and Daffodil Delight.  I popped up the two flowers and used a piece of retired (a long time ago!) grosgrain ribbon about the card with pearls in the centers.  I also used the Framed Tulips embossing folder on the white card stock.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Hope your day is special!  We are taking my mom out to eat this afternoon.  We are hoping to miss the crowd by going around 3 pm. 

I've been busy the past few days trying to learn how to use my new smart phone!  It's sad when a phone is smarter than a person!!  The kid I bought the phone from at Verizon ran through the instructions so fast my head was spinning when I left!  I'm planning on going back to take a class on how to use my phone and find out about all the apps.  In the meantime, I did learn how to play Words With Friends!  I had dinner last night with Marianne and Greg and she helped me out with my new phone.  Although I think my phone doesn't like me.  Every time I power it on I get a little green man who I'm guessing is the Droid laying down.  He stays like that for a while before continuing to power on.  Not sure what that is about.  Looks like I killed him!

I've been working on making cards using the retired card stock and stamps sets that didn't make it into the new catalog.  Button Buddies is one of them.  It was one of my favorites when it first came out but I have to admit, I didn't use it near as much as I thought I would. 

This one was easy!  I just stamped the flower in the Button Buddies set with white craft ink and embossed them all with white embossing powder.  Then I glued a button in the center of each flower.  The card stock is Certainly Celery.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Just Believe and Build A Blossom .... Going, going, gone!

I have been doing some serious purging!  My craft room was getting pretty bad so I knew I had to do something.  Since I had already gone through a lot of stuff to put in the sale last week, I decided to keep it up.  I needed to redo my paper storage to get the retiring colors out and put the new colors in the files so I got all new labels typed up for that.  I had three drawers full of bits and pieces and some whole pieces of card stock that has long been retired as well as DSP that I found I really wasn't using that much.  So I have made goodie bags for my stamp club gals full of paper and DSP.  They can use it or pitch it - it's up to them!  I also found bags full of 3-D items I have required over the years in swaps that needed to go.  I went through them and kept out a few I wanted to keep and put the rest in a box and I will let my gals pick out what they want this month.  I feel pretty good and my floor is clean since I even vacuumed!!  I still have a big container of DSP to go through but I'm getting there!

I did have time this afternoon to make a card to share with you using a stamp set that I think a lot of people will miss - Just Believe.  It is such a pretty set that I am going to hold on to mine just a little longer!  I also used retiring colors for the card - I love Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink together!  They have always been my "go to" colors for spring and flower cards.  Guess I'll be finding a new combo now - how about Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette and Pool Party????

Here is another retiring set - Build A Blossom and the coordinating punch.  I sold this set on Saturday - I had to do it quick before I thought about it too hard or it would have come back home with me!!  I used the Soda Pop Top for the center and stamped the butterfly from Collage Curios to put in the middle.  Collage Curios is in the Spring Mini Catalog - if you like this set, you better buy it now - just saying!

 Here is a close up of the center.
 This tulip card was also made using the Build A Blossom punch!  I just used the leaf portion of the punch and punched out 5 petals for each flower - from Rich Razzleberry and Regal Rose.  How different from the card above!

Monday, May 6, 2013

MDS Sale

I participated in a webinar today by Stampin' Up about My Digital Studio.  I had almost forgotten about their big MDS sale going on now but it is a good one.  From now until June 15, MDS select digital content and printing is on SALE!!  Go HERE to see all the sale items.

Here are a few for you to check out -

Make a swatchbook for Mother for Mother's Day with this kit:
Because I Love You Swatchbook Template - Digital Download
How about this one for some great layouts -
Bookstagram Photobook Template -- Digital Download
or this one for graduation - All you’ll need for a graduation party: invites, food flags, mini rolled diplomas and it is complete with 12" x 12" page classmates can sign for a lasting keepsake.Grad Party Ensemble -- Digital Download
 Make sure you select me as your demonstrator to get the best price!

Here are a couple of cards I made tonight with MDS using  a couple of retiring stamps - French Foilage and Greeting Card Kids.  If you want to order these stamps, you'd better hurry.  They will be gone by the end of the month!

Remember - if you comment on the cards, you will be entered to win my BLOG CANDY which is the cards I have made using the retired stamps.