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Hand-Crafted Greeting Cards and Paper Gifts

Last Chance - Retiring Stamps Contest

Time To Say Goodbye To Retiring Stamps!
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TOMORROW Stampin' Up! will be releasing their List of Retiring Stamp Sets & Accessories.  It's always an exciting, yet bittersweet time, as we get ready to say goodbye to some of our favorites in order to make room for new favorites to come. 
I thought it would be fun to have a little contest to guess which sets you think will be leaving us this year. 

***Name That Retired Stamp Set Contest!***
Grab your 2013-2014 Annual Catalog, or check out the
online Annual Catalog PDF, and let me know...

Which 10 Stamp Sets Do You Think Will Be On The Retiring List?


To Enter:
Please leave your list of 10 soon-to-retire stamp sets in the Comments Section at the bottom of this post (at the bottom of the Original Post if you're reading this through your email).  You can also enter by emailing me. Please enter by 8pm on Sunday, April 20.

Guidelines:
Please stick to stamp sets from the Annual Catalog, not the Spring Catalog.  Also, we already know that ALL Hostess stamp sets always retire, so I'm not counting those.  No purchase is necessary.  Anyone can play, but I can only select a winner from the USA.

Winner:
The person to get the most correct answers according to the Retiring List posted on April 21 will be able to select a FREE retiring stamp set from a selection of my personal stamps that end up on the list.  In case of a tie, I will randomly draw a winner.  The winner will be announced on April 21 and contacted by email to select the prize set.  If the list is posted early, I will stop the contest immediately and select a winner at that time. 

I wanted in on the fun, so here’s my best guess (and it is only a guess - I have no insider info here!):
Bring on the Cake
Bootiful Occasions
Delightful Dozen
It’s A Wrap Occasions
Seasonal Sayings
Love & Laughter
Animal Talk
Four Frames
Creative Elements
My Friend
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THIS IS HUGE - it almost NEVER happens!

Get FREE shipping on everything (excluding expedited orders) April 21-25! Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, Clearance Rack, Photopolymer Sets!
The lists of retiring products will be available on April 21 (see the contest below), so you can take advantage of free shipping by ordering all your favorites right away!
This is like getting 10% or more off your order! Shop my
online store beginning Monday and save!
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These deals are good until 11:59 pm (Mountain Time) on Monday night and will qualify for FREE SHIPPING if ordered on Monday!

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May’s Class is Coming up Soon!
Tuesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 8, morning and evening sessions. Click here to reserve your spot! If these days and times don’t work with your schedule, just let me know and we’ll find one that does!

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Happy Easter + Exciting Announcements

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As with most holidays for me, it’s all about the traditions. Easter wasn’t a big part of my traditions growing up, but has developed a couple since having kids. These Lindt chocolate bunnies are one, since we saw them being made in a Lindt chocolate factory in Cologne, Germany one spring when the kids were quite young. When I started paper crafting I began making fun ways to give the bunnies on Easter morning, along with some other treats.

This year I’m using Gretchen Barron’s “Buttons & Bows Treat Boxes Tutorial.” She sells kits with everything you need to make 4 boxes, or you can do as I did and just purchase a downloadable PDF tutorial with lots of pictures. These are really quick and easy to put together, and are quite adaptable. I did several with flowers, buttons and bows, and a couple more masculine ones:

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I also used one as the base for a hostess gift when I went to dinner at my cousin’s house earlier in the week:

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Since I’m not taking the Easter boxes anywhere I’ve just left them open. The gift for my cousin (a canister of nuts) I wrapped in tissue and put in the box, then slipped the whole thing in a clear, gusseted treat sack from the big box craft store that begins with an M.

The parent association at the high school considered using these for teacher appreciation gifts...though we ultimately went another route (we would have had to make over 25 of them) I’m considering using it for end-of-the-year gifts at my daughter’s school. As you can see, I’ve used both current and retired DSP...a great way to use up some of you stash!

Hope your plans for the holiday weekend turn out to be fun!

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So many exciting things happening
be sure to read all the way to the end!


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THIS IS HUGE - it almost NEVER happens!

Get FREE shipping on everything (excluding expedited orders) April 21-25! Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, Clearance Rack, Photopolymer Sets!
The lists of retiring products will be available on April 21 (see the contest below), so you can take advantage of free shipping by ordering all your favorites right away!
This is like getting 10% or more off your order! Shop my
online store beginning Monday and save!
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Time To Say Goodbye To Retiring Stamps!

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In less than one week Stampin' Up! will be releasing their List of Retiring Stamp Sets & Accessories.  It's always an exciting, yet bittersweet time, as we get ready to say goodbye to some of our favorites in order to make room for new favorites to come. 
I thought it would be fun to have a little contest to guess which sets you think will be leaving us this year. 

***Name That Retired Stamp Set Contest!***
Grab your 2013-2014 Annual Catalog, or check out the
online Annual Catalog PDF, and let me know...

Which 10 Stamp Sets Do You Think Will Be On The Retiring List?


To Enter:
Please leave your list of 10 soon-to-retire stamp sets in the Comments Section at the bottom of this post (at the bottom of the Original Post if you're reading this through your email).  You can also enter by emailing me. Please enter by 8pm on Sunday, April 20.

Guidelines:
Please stick to stamp sets from the Annual Catalog, not the Spring Catalog.  Also, we already know that ALL Hostess stamp sets always retire, so I'm not counting those.  No purchase is necessary.  Anyone can play, but I can only select a winner from the USA.

Winner:
The person to get the most correct answers according to the Retiring List posted on April 21 will be able to select a FREE retiring stamp set from a selection of my personal stamps that end up on the list.  In case of a tie, I will randomly draw a winner.  The winner will be announced on April 21 and contacted by email to select the prize set.  If the list is posted early, I will stop the contest immediately and select a winner at that time. 

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These deals are good until 11:59 pm (Mountain Time) on Monday night and will qualify for FREE SHIPPING if ordered on Monday!

CM1634B


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May’s Class is Coming up Soon!
Tuesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 8, morning and evening sessions. Click here to reserve your spot! If these days and times don’t work with your schedule, just let me know and we’ll find one that does!

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New Product Sneak Peek!


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We are so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.
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This limited pack will be available to order on May 1...and a full line of Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products will be available in the new catalog beginning June 1.


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All That Glitters, New Product Sneak Peek + Retiring Stamps Contest

I spent some time last week playing with the gold accessories from the Occasions catalog: gold sequin trim gold foil card stock, gold-embellished vellum, gold embossing powder, gold metallic ink, and gold baker’s twine. Here’s one of the things that came out of that playing:

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The only one of the above-mentioned items that didn’t make it onto this card is the gold-embellished vellum. That will be on tomorrow’s card.

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New Product Sneak Peek!


Header_ProjectLife_April1514_ENG

We are so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.
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blogimage2_projectlife_april1514_all

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This limited pack will be available to order on May 1...and a full line of Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products will be available in the new catalog beginning June 1.
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Time To Say Goodbye To Retiring Stamps!
6a01053721a060970b01a3fceec857970b-150wi

In less than one week Stampin' Up! will be releasing their List of Retiring Stamp Sets & Accessories.  It's always an exciting, yet bittersweet time, as we get ready to say goodbye to some of our favorites in order to make room for new favorites to come. 
I thought it would be fun to have a little contest to guess which sets you think will be leaving us this year. 

***Name That Retired Stamp Set Contest!***
Grab your 2013-2014 Annual Catalog, or check out the
online Annual Catalog PDF, and let me know...

Which 10 Stamp Sets Do You Think Will Be On The Retiring List?


To Enter:
Please leave your list of 10 soon-to-retire stamp sets in the Comments Section at the bottom of this post (at the bottom of the Original Post if you're reading this through your email).  You can also enter by emailing me. Please enter by 8pm on Sunday, April 20.

Guidelines:
Please stick to stamp sets from the Annual Catalog, not the Spring Catalog.  Also, we already know that ALL Hostess stamp sets always retire, so I'm not counting those.  No purchase is necessary.  Anyone can play, but I can only select a winner from the USA.

Winner:
The person to get the most correct answers according to the Retiring List posted on April 21 will be able to select a FREE retiring stamp set from a selection of my personal stamps that end up on the list.  In case of a tie, I will randomly draw a winner.  The winner will be announced on April 21 and contacted by email to select the prize set.  If the list is posted early, I will stop the contest immediately and select a winner at that time. 

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These deals are good until 11:59 pm (Mountain Time) on Monday night:

CM1634B


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