Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin and a New Catalog is coming!

Hello Creative Friends!

I am back one more time to share some updates with you! I have two exciting things to share with you today.

First up is a special Paper Pumpkin opportunity that you don’t want to miss!! It is called the Hugs from Shelli kit because our very own founder, Shelli Gardner, helped create the kit! We don’t often get a sneak peek of the Paper Pumpkin kits, but Shelli has made one for us, check it out:

Oooh, I can’t wait to see what goodies are in this box! If you want it too then you have to order by May 10th or you will miss out! You can order by clicking here or by clicking on the picture below:

I have one additional piece of news to add about the Paper Pumpkin Subscription.

As of June 1, 2019, the price per kit of the month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscription will increase by $2.05 in the United States and $3.05 in Canada; the price of the 1-month prepaid subscription will increase by $2.00 in the United States and $3.00 in Canada. I am sad to say that shipping costs have increased over the past six years so it has become necessary to raise the subscription price. Overall this kit is still a great deal so don’t miss out on getting the quick and easy projects each month with Paper Pumpkin!

My last piece of news today is….a new catalog is coming!!!

WOO-HOO!! It is always so fun to see the new items that are coming!! I can only share the front picture of the catalog today but soon I will be ordering goodies so I can share creations with you. This catalog goes live as of June 4th. If you need a copy just let me know and I will make sure you get one!

That is all my updates this week so I will be back to sharing creations soon. As always, thanks for stopping by my page!


Stampin’ Up! Everything is Rosy Product Medley is coming soon!

Hi Creative Friends,

I am back to share more exciting news for you! Stamping will be offering the new Everything is Rosy Product Medley on May 1st!

So what is a Product Medley? Glad you asked! Product medleys are new to Stampin’ Up!, and they’re a concept based on demonstrator feedback. In addition to being filled to the brim with cute, coordinating products, we’ve designed our product medleys to provide you with endless creative possibilities. Check out what comes in the Everything is Rosy Product Medley:


You get everything you need to make fabulous creations! Keep in mind this will only be available from May 1st – May 31st, or while supplies last. This looks like the perfect set to put together beautiful Spring and Summer creations. Check out this pretty sample card using the items in this Medley:

I will be sure to post a link on May 1st so you know where to go to purchase this new item.

That is all for today, but I still have more exciting news so come back again tomorrow for more announcements!


The Stampin’ Up! Retiring list is here!

Hi Creative Friends!

As I promised in yesterday’s post, I have more news to share! Stampin’ Up has provided us with the Retired items list! Remember this is not a time to be sad because there are always awesome new goodies to come. But, you don’t want to miss out on the stamp set or paper you have been thinking about either, right?

Here is the Annual Catalog retiring list:


Here is the Occasions Catalog retiring list:


The best way to figure out what is leaving is by opening your catalog and marking the items you see on these lists. You can see they are in the order of the page numbers on the catalogs. Once I add the notes to my catalog I go back and look to see what my “must haves” are before they are gone! If you want to review these items with pictures online the just click here.

The Retiring list is not the only great news I have for you today, I have news about the Clearance Rack too!

The Clearance Rack has been updated today!! You can get items up to 60%!! Be sure to head over to the Clearance rack soon because these items can run out fast. Click here to start shopping!

I will be back tomorrow with more fun updates for you so be sure to come back by to find all the latest information!


Saying Goodbye to my Dad – Father’s Day Card with Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and Thinlits

Hello Creative Friends

I have been away for a bit and sadly I have unfortunate news. My father passed away somewhat suddenly in the last 2 weeks. We knew he was sick, but we believed we still had many months left. It turns out his tumor was much more aggressive than anticipated and he was gone just one month from his diagnosis. I am happy to say I was able to see him one last time before he passed and tell him how much I love him. I had already started working on his Father’s day card so I am sharing that for you today. My dad meant a lot to me and I will cherish the memories I have of him for the rest of my life.

Here is the card I made using the Geared Up Garage stamp set and the Garage Gears Thinlits

I used many items from the Occasions catalog to make this card. I started with a card base in Shaded Spruce cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2. The patterned paper I used is part of the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper. Although the green in the paper is Tranquil Tide, I felt it was close enough to Shaded Spruce to use that instead. I layered the DSP on Crushed curry paper so it would pop on the Shaded Spruce more. To get this on the Shaded Spruce paper I simple laid it diagonally until I liked how much was showing. You can see the Shaded Spruce paper has some blotches on it. This was made with a stamp in the Geared Up Garage stamp set and stamped using Shaded Spruce ink. I like the grungy appearance it gives the card. I used the Garage Gears Thinlits and Silver Foil paper to cut out the two sets of Gears you see. It is hard to see it in the photo, but I roughed up the foil paper a bit with sand paper. I did this in long straight lines to give it a more grungy appearance as well. This can be done with a nail file block if you have one. The Best Dad stamp was stamped in Shaded Spruce. I used the thinlits once more to cut out the sentiment and the border around the sentiment. I popped this up on the card with Dimensionals.

I am sure my father would have been happy to receive this card. Hopefully he can see it looking down from heaven.

While I was absent tending to many family matters there were a number of announcements that took place I have not yet posted. I am going to start with the biggest news first. Stampin’ Up! is making some changes with the catalog that begins on June 4, 2019. They have decided to discontinue the following items: The Big Shot and all the accessories; The Stampin’ Trimmer and all the accessories.

Stampin’ Up! notified the demonstrators that they are in the process of working on tools that will give Stampin’ Up! a better opportunity to support the long-term vision for this line of tools. 

The good news is Stampin’ Up! will still carry Dies and Embossing folders. You can still use your Big Shot or other comparable cutting machine to make wonderful creations. In many ways it is exciting to think about what new goodies they will come up with!

One thing to keep in mind is that items such as cutting blades for trimmer may not be available until the end of the current catalog. In fact, the blades are currently not orderable at this time. It is my understanding they will have more available and I will try my best to keep you posted when/if that happens. I am afraid the scoring blades and Stampin’ Trimmer Replacement Mats have already sold out and are no longer available to order. In regards to the Big Shot Accessories all the items picture above are still available, but this may change at any point before the current catalog finishes. The Standard Replacement Cutting pads have sold out and are no longer available to order.

I have many more updates to share with you, but I will be doing so over the next few days. There are fun things to come so I hope you are getting excited!

I thank you for stopping by my blog for creative inspiration and Stampin’ Up! news. I will leave you with a picture I will cherish forever. It is the last photo I was able to take with my dad.

Sending love to my dad in heaven!


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Stampin’ Up!Accented Blooms Any Occasion Card

Hi Creative Friends,

Spring is finally starting to show up in the Chicago area! I can’t wait until I actually get to see some flowers blooming. The card I am sharing today has flowers that I will look forward to seeing in my yard soon!

This card could be used for just about any occasion and it comes together quite quickly! I started with the flower image from the Accented Blooms stamp set in the annual catalog. I colored in the flowers and leaves with the following blends: Rich Razzleberry, Highland Heather, Pool Party and Soft Seafoam. There is not a thinlit to cut out this image so I fussy cut it out myself. The sentiment is a separate stamp that cuts out perfectly with the Tailored Tag punch. This was stamped in Pool Party and I added it to the cut out in the flower image with dimensionals. The embossed paper you see is Rich Razzleberry embossed with one of the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing folder. I layered this onto Pool Party Paper and then added some 1/8 inch Whisper White Sheer Ribbon. I added a Doily under the stamped image and finished things off with some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls in Rich Razzleberry.

Are you finally getting some spring where you live? I sure hope so. If not Stampin Up! has plenty of flower images to get you in the mood for spring!!

Come back soon for more creative inspiration!


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