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April 2012

Sweet Shoppe Card

Happy Monday!!

Today is the last day that you can order from the Occasions Mini! Stampin' Up! has not shared with us what products will be carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue. I know that I'm hoping some of my favourite will make it.

This is one collection that I will miss...the Sweet Shoppe. I really hope this will carry over!! I usually don't share my Stamp to Go kits projects on my blog, but I had to share this card as it's one of my favourites. Plus it's a great way to use up those scraps!!

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Recipe: Pool Party and Whisper White card stock, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, Sweet Shoppe DSP, Calyspo Coral Baker Twine, and Send Me Soaring stamp set.

Update on Retiring Accessories List: This list is update daily and I wanted to let you know that stuff is flying off the shelves as most of the Craft Ink refills are sold out. There is a lot of product on this list, and it's overwhelming. I would suggest printing off the list and highlighting your catalogue as this is a great way to see what is exact retiring.

Retire Stamp Set - Available to May 31

Retire Accessories List - Available while supplies last!

Retiring Definitely Decorative- Available while supplies last!

Occasions Mini - today is the last day to order from this amazing mini!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Upcoming Events

Here is a list of my upcoming classes and events. If you are interested in learning more about my classes and clubs or reserve your spot, please email me at ca.granger@sympatico.ca. I would love to have you join me in my stamp studio. Images

  • Early Christmas SAS - Thursday Aug 2 at 7pm - Join me for my Early Christmas Stamp-a-Stack to get a head start on your Christmas cards you'll make 10 cards, 5 different designs, two of each card. Another Christmas Stamp-a-Stack will be held in November using completely different stamp sets:) The best part some of these cards will be using new product from the Holiday Mini!! Cost: $20 class fee or a minimum $25 order day of class

Stain Glass Technique

Hello,

OMG, only 2 more days to order from the Occasions Mini. Stampin' Up! has not shared with us what products will be carrying over. So if there is something that you want, I would consider ordering it just incase it doesn't carry over.

I wanted to share another card that we made with the Stain Glass technique. This cool techniques uses the new Die Cut cards in the Occasions Mini. In the package you get 8 cards, 4 each of 2 designs!

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Recipe: Die Cut cards, Poppy Parade and Lucky Limeade markers, Friendly Phrases stamp set, and card sock vellum.

Update on Retiring Accessories List: This list is update daily and I wanted to let you know that stuff is flying off the shelves as most of the Craft Ink refills are sold out. There is a lot of product on this list, and it's overwhelming. I would suggest printing off the list and highlighting your catalogue as this is a great way to see what is exact retiring.

Retire Stamp Set - Available to May 31

Retire Accessories List - Available while supplies last!

Retiring Definitely Decorative- Available while supplies last!

Please let me know if you have any questions about the list!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Petitie Purse Die

Happy Friday!

I'm so excited about the new Petite Purse die that is part of the new Summer Smooches collection. This new die is available right now for the month of April as a sneak peak. Then it will go away for May and return in June with the new catalogue! I can't wait to see all the new goodies that will be coming our way.

This purse is so stinkin' cute and there is so much you can do it with. They are the perfect size for Wedding or Baby showers, thank you gifts for parties and so much more. They are the perfect size for lip balms, chocolates and nail polish!

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Recipe: Island Indigo card stock, Summer Smooches DSP, Holly Berry Buttons, Whisper White Baker Twine, Fabric Brads, Island Indigo Ribbon, Polka Dot Impression Folder and the Big Shot Machine.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Summer Smooches

Hello,

I'm so excited as tonight is my Summer Smooches class. I can't wait to show the ladies all the projects that we are making using this fabulous collection from the new catalogue!! Speaking of catalogue, there are lots of product retiring. I know it seems like alot but change is good. Which means that Stampin' Up! is looking at ways to improve our stampin experience! I'm excited for the new catalogue and can't wait to have it in my hands!!

I thought I would share a sneak peak at one of the project we are making tonight!! My project was totally inspired by my friend Mary! Thanks Mary!!

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Recipe: Whisper White, Old Olive and Tangerine Tango card stock, Summer Smooches DSP, 5 petal punch, Fabric Brads, Happiest Birthday Wishes, Mat Pack, and Paper Piercer Tool.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Important Notes about the Retiring List!!

Hello,

I know a lot of us don't like change, but change is good!! Many of you are excited but a bit overwhelmed by the size of the STAMPIN' UP! RETIRING ACCESSORIES LIST. I know I was! I put together a brief overview with details of what I have gathered from Stampin' Up! I'm hoping this will help with all the confusion!

When you look at the retired accessories list, you'll note that all of our Stampin' Pads are listed. This is for two reasons: (1) Craft Stampin' Pads will now only be available in black and white; and (2) we are introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin' Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalog.

The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images. They will be available for customer order on June 1.

In addition, please note the following changes in the new catalogue, which explanation some of the products being on the retired list:

  • Only select Stampin' Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin' Write Markers in color collections will continue to be offered)
  • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered.
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colors and color collections.
  • Any item with an asterisk next to it is being reconfigured. An example of this could be repackaging, as in the example above of the markers.
  • Craft Ink Pads (other than black or white per above) and Craft Refills will no longer be offered.
  • Classic Ink Refills (other than the retiring 2010-2012 In Colors) will still be available.
  • Stampin' Spots are being discontinued. Stampin' Up! may possibly reconfigure & sell some of the Classic Ink Spots.
  • Other than the retiring 2010-2012 In Colors, the Stampin' Up! colors are NOT retiring.

IMPORTANT CORRECTION:

Two items that were included on the Retiring Accessories List are not actually retiring. We have updated the lists to remove these items.

208 108360 Craft Scissors
208 103579 Paper Snips

I know this seems like a lot of changes at once, but I do believe change is good!! With all these changes, it will mean a new catalogue filled with lots of exciting new products!!

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Anne


Retiring Accessories List is here

Hello,

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We have been anxiously waiting to see which Stampin' Up Accessories would retire and we don't have to wait any longer as the list is here!! I just finished going through my catalogue and highlighting all the retired accessories. Wow..there is over 300
accessories that will be retiring on Thurs May 3, 2012.

When you view the retiring accessories list, you may notice it's longer than in years past. During this transition to the new annual catalogue, there are a higher number of accessories being refreshed and replaced than usual. While many accessories are going away, most are being replaced by new improved styles to make your stamping and scrapbooking experience that much better!!

Retiring Accessories List

Retiring Definitely Decorative (Decor Elements)

When you look at the retired accessories list, you'll note that all of our Stampin' Pads are listed. This is for two reasons: (1) Craft Stampin' Pads will now only be available in black and white; and (2) we are introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin' Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalogue.

The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images. 

With the introduction of the 2012-2013 annual catalogue, we have made a very big change to our Stampin' Pads.

Introducing. firm foam pads! They change your stamping experience for the better.

We know you're going to love these new Stampin' Pads-just look at all the exciting benefits listed below:

  • Provide better ink coverage for your stamps!
  • Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!
  • Pad stays juicier for longer resulting in better ink pad longevity!

In addition, our new Stampin' Pads

  • Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!
  • Come with colour name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)-just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification!
  • Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
  • Are available in all colours, including our exclusive In Colors!

Please note: Five ink colours have undergone formula changes to improve functionality and colour stability with the new firm foam pads. These colours are

  • Basic Black
  • Basic Gray
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Tempting Turquoise

All five colours of the reformulated inks have been fully tested and approved. While using the new ink formula in the old Stampin' Pads is fine, we do not recommend using the old ink formula in the new firm foam pads. Any refills purchased after April 30, 2012, will contain the new formulated ink*.

In addition, please note the following about the new catalogue:

  • Only select Stampin' Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin' Write Markers in colour collections will continue to be offered) 
  • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colours and colour collections

Here is a list of some of my favourite accessories that are retiring at the end of May.

Don't forget about my April Special: With every $40 order you place, you will receive a FREE pack of card stock (A value of $7.50) Now is the time to stock up on your card stock as May is National Scrapbooking Month!! To take part in my special, please email me your order at ca.granger@sympatico.ca.

I will be placing orders as they come in, as I don't want you to miss out on all the accessories before they are gone. Remember with the Accessories list its while supplies last!! So order early to avoid disappointment.

Also the Decor Elements are also retiring! Make sure you get your favourite wall pieces before they are gone for good!!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Have a great day,


Retiring Incolours....

Hello,

Only 1 more day till the Retired Accessories List comes out!! I can't wait to see what is retiring, I do know for sure that the Incolours from the 2010-2012 collection will be retiring, along with the Decor Elements, and the Adoring Jewellery Line. Most times they don't carry over Designer Series Paper from year to year. But not to worry I will have the full list available for you on Wed morning!

I created a little flyer for you in My Digital Studio to show you the Retiring Incolours from the 2010-2012 collection. I was inspired by a flyer that my good friend Patti did!! Thanks Patti!!

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I have to admit I will miss Pear Pizzaz, and Concord Crush! I know that Alison will miss Poppy Parade, she loves this colour!!

Oh, I wonder what new digital downloads will be released today. Click here to view them!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Bright Blossoms

Happy Monday,

What a fun weekend we had! Friday night we had the girls hockey banquet and yesterday Alison was chosen to play in an All Star Game. It was the West vs the East and it was good hockey!! I also spend sometime downstairs working on projects. Plus I did some organizing in my studio!

I having fun playing with this new stamp called Bright Blossoms. This new stamp set will be in the new Catalogue that comes out in June. Right now you can purchase it as a sneak peak for the month of April. My inspiration for my card today came from my friend Angie. Thanks Angie!!

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Supplies: Whisper White and Black card stock, Bright Blossoms stamp set, Black, Lucky Limeade and Real Red markers, and Friendly Phrases stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Stain Glass Technique

Hello,

I hope you are having a great day!! It's a quiet one around here which is so nice for a change. I'm looking forward to stamping in my studio this afternoon!!

I wanted to share a technique with you that we did this month at club. I first saw this technique on my friend Patty's blog. She shared with us how to use the new Die Cut cards in the Occasions Mini to create a Stain Glass look. This technique is so cool!!!

Is this so cool? Head over to Patty's blog to watch her video!

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Recipe: Friendly Phrases stamp set, Die Cut cards, Vellum Card stock, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade, and Concord Crush markers, Cajun Craze buttons, White Baker Twine, and Cajun Craze ink.

Have a great day,