The Retirement Lists are Here!

It’s time to wish a fond farewell to some favorites so we can make room for new favorites.

Stampin’ Up! has announced that the Big Shot and accessories and Stampin’ Trimmer and accessories are being discontinued so make sure you stock up on cutting blades now. We will be getting improved tools, but they won’t be available right away.

View the Retiring Products online here!

I’ve added MS Excel files listed in page order for you. One for the Annual Catalog and one for the Occasions Catalog.

Use the Hostess Code below when ordering to get into the Mystery Hostess drawing!


HOSTESS CODE: BYC9ZKTG

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Cling Like Crazy!

If you are like me, you may have had a temper tantrum or two while using clear-mount stamps. I’m not too proud to admit it!

A temper tantrum really isn’t a good look for a grown woman. Plus, my craft room floor is covered in glitter and the backings from Stampin’ Dimensionals so it’s just an all around mess. 😉

The solution is simple – new Cling stamps from Stampin’ Up! You are going to LOVE these stamps! They seriously cling like crazy!

Because they cling like crazy it’s important to assemble and use them correctly.

It’s important to lift the edge of the stamp, including the cling sticker, not just pull on the stamp. They seriously cling so hard you’ll rip the foam on your stamp…the cling is that good!

You’ll assemble the cling stamps much like the clear-mount stamps. Instructions are included inside the case of each cling stamp set so you’ll have what you need when you go to assemble them.

If you have stubby or fancy fingernails it can be harder to get the edge of the cling stamp sticker lifted from the block or case. You might want to try the tips below.

Before assembling try this tip!

If you’ve already assembled your cling stamps this is a great option.

Two easy ways to make lifting cling stamps easier!

I’ve created a special tips sheet just to share with you and so you have exactly what you need when you get your first set of cling stamps from me. Contact me today to get your tip sheet!

It’s a Beautiful Day to Create a Calendar!

How did we ever keep track of things before sticky notes were invented?

Calendars created with Sale-a-Bration freebies!

I love having sticky notes and a quick-view calendar at hand. Perfect for a desk, craft area, or home command center.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
a 5″ x 7″ acrylic photo frame (I got mine from a dollar-type store), 3″ x 3″ sticky notes, and a small monthly calendar. You can purchase these online or print your own.

5 EASY STEPS:
1. Cut Designer Series Paper to 5″ X 7″. Slip paper into the frame just like you would a photo.
2. Use Tear n’ Tape to adhere sticky notes and calendar to front of frame.
3. Stamp It’s a beautiful day greeting from Love What You Do stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock.
4. Use Layering Circle framelits to die cut greeting and background layer. Add to frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5. Tie ribbon around frame and trim off excess.

I used the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper that you can get as a free Sale-a-Bration item as the paper and color inspiration for both of these projects.

Comment below with which Designer Series Paper you’d use to make your personalized calendar creation!

The Occasions Catalog is Here!

I’m super excited about the release of the 2019 Occasions Catalog! In this gem you’ll find everything you need for all your spring holidays and occasions. From Valentine’s Day through to Father’s Day we’ve got just what you need to spark your creativity!

Which new goodies will be your favorite?

Fall is for Pumpkins!

Fall is my very favorite season!

Something about the crisp air the crunch of fallen leaves and the anticipation of Thanksgiving and Christmas just makes this time of year extra-special to me.

I wanted to share one of my favorite fall projects with you. It’s something you can make and use year after year.

It’s paper pumpkins! (Not to be confused with My Paper Pumpkin! ha ha!)

These paper pumpkins have been made into a garland, but they also look great as decor in other ways, like arranged in a bowl.  Here is the full view of the garland hanging.  See more detailed photos below.

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Garland-Vignette

 

 

The full view of the garland.

Pumpkin Garland-Up close

 

A closer view.

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A really close view!

I’ve included the instructions for making these pumpkins as a download for you. Enjoy!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

-Amy