Farwell Open Sea!

2016 04 14 18.18.40

Open Sea has been one of my ABSOLUTE Favorite Stamps sets of all times! It was introduces in a mini catalog and we begged for it to be carried over to the main catalog and it has been with us for a couple of years now! I am Never parting with this set! It makes the best "MAN" cards and you can combine it with the current Going Global Suite that is retiring on May 31, 2016. Get yours while they are still available. Only while supplies last!

Farewell to Old Friends!

Stampin' Up has released the retirement list for this current 2015-2016 Annual Catalog and the Occassions Catalog!

It's that time again: Stampin' Up! is getting ready to retire stamps and accessories from BOTH the Annual and Occasions catalogs. As sad as it is to see these products go, there's still time for you to get them before they're gone. Plus, retiring products have discounts of up to 50%! Retiring products will only be available until May 31, or while supplies last, so SHOP NOW before they're gone!

If you want to look through your catalog, here's a Retiring List that you can print out. Or you can look online at the Retiring Stamp Sets and Retiring Accessories.

A few of my favorite things that are retiring... 

2014-2016 In Colors

Punches that I use ALL the time...


Big Shot Embossing Folders I use the most...

Shop Now to get what you want before it's GONE!!

Happy Stamping!

Bonnie Waterman

Flyaway Awesomeness!

2016 04 01 05.26.51

This Awesome card uses the monochromatic technique with the Mint Macaron In Color and Grateful Bunch Stamp set. Very simple to make and has a WOW! factor. Add a little Wink of Stella to the Butterflys for a more bling.


One of the many awesome features of Stampin Up products is our color coordination. Everything matches, it’s like Gar-animals. Remember those clothes when we were kids? The monkey tags went with the monkeys, making it easy to dress your kids in matching clothes. Stampin up is like the Gar-animals of paper crafts lol.

The In Color collection is different from our Core Collection. Each year 5 of these colors go away, and we get 5 new colors. It’s a great way to introduce fresh and trendy colors.

The In Color Collections are named by the year they were introduced and the year they will be retired. For example the collection retiring this spring is named 2014-2016 In Colors. They are retired with the Annual Catalog in the spring. This year’s catalog will be retiring May 31, 2016 (marked on the front of the catalog).

You can find the Catalogs online on my  blog  on the right side of blog or use the Shop Now button.

The date of the 2016 Retiring List will be Monday April 18, 2016. 


I’m giving you this head’s up so you can start budgeting your purchases and collecting the products you want with these colors before they sell out. They often sell out within days of the Retirement list being announced.

I recommend stocking up on these products now, especially ink pad refills and card stock. This way, you’ll have everything you need when the list is announced and won’t have to worry about quick sell-outs.

Happy Stamping!


Weekly Deals Apr 12

Weekly deals

Last 2 Weeks of WEEKLY DEALS!


Weekly Deals began to help reduce overstocked inventory. As Stampin' Up! has reduced excess inventory, the variety of products available for Weekly Deals has decreased, making the deals less exciting, so Stampin' Up! will be replacing Weekly Deals with a less frequent but better promotion called Special Offers. These Special Offers will occur every few months as inventory allows (the goal is still to reduce overstocked inventory) with more products and discount tiers than Weekly Deals. The last sets of Weekly Deals will be April 5-18.

Enjoy these last 2 weeks of Weekly deals!  I personally love the Rose Garden Framelits!  Just look at these 2 beautiful cards made with the Rose Garden Framelits!

I want you to have as much fun with these as I do!

Happy Stamping!




Paper Pumpkin 3rd Anniversary

March is Paper Pumpkin's 3rd Anniversary of giving us our 30 minutes a month of totally fun-creativity in a box!

I received this lovely Bermuda Bay box in the mail this week!

DID YOU GET YOURS?!?!  If not, do not fear, your can still sign up by April 10th and you can get your very own!

Look how much fun this kit is!


And Next Month there is going to be an extra surpise in the box!  Check this out!

So, how can you get your very own Paper Pumpkin?

Subscribe NOW!  Until March 31 you can take advantage of this great offer and get a free Sale-a-bration gift too!

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59.85 $55   
Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration it!

Give yourself a break and have some fun! Join the Paper Pumpkin Craze Now!


Happy Stamping!






Folding Cardstock

I wanted to share with you how to fold cardstock.  There are so many different ways! 

Your thinking, I can fold a piece of paper! I know you can, but is it even at the bottom or square? 

I absolutely hate it when my cards are not folded straight. 

Here are a few tips for you.

First, the most basic fold is for the 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 (half sheet) of cardstock. 

Place your cardstock in the Stampin' Trimmer at the 4-1/4" mark and use the score blade to score your card.


Then when you have that done, fold your cardstock and use your bone folder to crease the score line and that will give you a crisp, clean fold and help your card to stay shut and lay flat.

Another method I like to use involve the Simply Score Board.  This is one of my favorite methods.

Place your card stock in the upper corner.

Fold in half by bringing the edge of the cardstock to meet the corner of the scoreboard.   Perfect fold everytime!

Now, using your bone folder, burnish the folded edge to make a nice crease.

Yet, one more way to use the Simply Score tool.  Your can also make a score line at the 4-1/4" mark with the stylus.

And again,  fold in half and burnish with your bone folder for a crisp, clean fold.


These 3 very important tools are a must in any crafters rooms.


Product List

Happy Stampin!