Monday, April 18, 2016

Stampin' Up! 2016 Retiring Lists: Annual & Occasions Catalogs


I want to make sure I have this ready to go for you...you will want to check out these lists ASAP and go order what you want before it is GONE for good! If you have not yet ordered 2014-2016 In Color supplies that you want, ORDER THEM NOW! These are notorious for selling out immediately, and reinkers are usually the first to go, followed closely by ink pads, and card stock. I cannot stress this enough: ORDER THEM NOW. Also, I have seen the new catalog, and if there's a punch you really want to have GET IT NOW. I'm not saying we won't have *any* punches, just that I was surprised what didn't carry over. Same for dies, if you've been on the fence and one is on the Retiring List, GET IT NOW.



So, I'm going to post the original retiring lists here, and I may or may not update them as often as you'd like. This means, if you see something on a Retiring List, but you can't find it in my ONLINE STORE when you search for it...it's SOLD OUT...even if my list isn't updated to reflect that yet. In other words, my ONLINE STORE will reflect the status of any given item, live.

Be sure to check out these Deals:
Weekly Deals (TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!!!)
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Current Product Bundles at 15% OFF Every Day!)
OCCASIONS BUNDLES (15% OFF Jan 5-May 31!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
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Friday, April 8, 2016

Belated Easter Card and Weekly Deals Ending April 18th

Wow, being in pain totally SUCKS. Big duh, I know...but this is a special kind of suckiness. I've mentioned it a couple times before, here and there, but I've been dealing with Trigeminal Neuralgia for almost 20 years now. The first time was almost 8 years straight, and since then it's been a flare up once in a while, that I thought I'd figured out how to get under control fairly quickly. The last couple/few times, it has been challenging, and I've had to try new things. It came back in March, and once again it took a new arsenal. I'm always amazed at how poorly my brain functions on severe pain, it's kinda frightening how stupid I can get so quickly. I'm finally out of pain on a daily basis, and even though the condition itself is not degenerative, three to four weeks of pain and couch-lock really wear the body out. There's a lot of rest to catch up on, and I'm still working back up to having a full day's worth of energy. Blah, blah, blah, enough of that...here's an Easter card I managed to make and send to my son. (my daughter got a "pink" version of this card, but without the glittery ribbon)


In the picture, you can see the edge of the Easter Lamb stamp, with the index sticker for the greeting. This is available ONLY as a single wood-mount stamp, but I cut the greeting away and mounted it on the other skinny end of the wood block, and mounted the lamb by itself on the large surface of the same block. I like being able to use the lamb alone, because it's perfect for baby cards, or even just a "happy spring" card, or a fun "thank ewe" or "I love ewe" card. Super adorable and versatile, especially if you grab the Alphabet Rotary Stamp along with it. I'll list all the Stampin' Supplies I used at the end of this post, so just scroll down for those details.

Before I go, let's talk about Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals ending. April 18th is going to be the last day of the Weekly Deals promotion, and will be replaced by a better, more exciting, albeit less frequent, promotion called Special Offers. There will be MORE products and discount tiers to choose from! In the meantime, check out what's available in Weekly Deals this week. Guys, the Gift Bag Punch Board is $5 OFF!!!


Stampin' Supplies: Whisper White Shimmery card stock, Pool Party card stock, Wild Wasabi card stock, Pool Party marker (or you could use the ink pad and a Blender Pen), Blushing Bride marker (or you could use the ink pad and a Blender Pen), Basic Gray Archival ink pad, Softly Falling Embossing Folder (use with Big Shot), Fringe Scissors, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Basic Pearls, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Be sure to check out these Deals:
Tuesday Weekly Deals (NEW Deals every Tuesday!)
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Current Product Bundles at 15% OFF Every Day!)
OCCASIONS BUNDLES (15% OFF Jan 5-May 31!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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Friday, March 4, 2016

April 2015 OnStage Stampin' Showcase

Stampin' Up! holds some great events, and one is coming up in April. Sometimes, Demonstrators have a chance to help out at these events. This post is part of an application to be a display stamper...the requirements are (3) cards, (2) 3D items, and (1) scrapbook page. Below are my submissions:







SHOP anytime, in my ONLINE STORE

Be sure to check out these Deals:
Tuesday Weekly Deals (NEW Deals every Tuesday!)
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Current Product Bundles at 15% OFF Every Day!)
OCCASIONS BUNDLES (15% OFF Jan 5-May 31!)
SALE-A-BRATION (FREE items when you Shop, Host, or Join!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hello, the Sky is the Limit, and Perfectly Artistic...gone SOON!

In case you haven't heard, Stampin' Up! is in the last 6 weeks of Sale-a-Bration, which ends March 31st!!! This means that (3) of the Sale-a-Bration FREE items are available only while supplies last...you can see a bit of all three in the pic below...and there are (3) NEW FREE Sale-a-bration items available! (more about that later)


To see the brochure listings for these three retiring offerings, check out pages 16-19 of the Sale-a-Bration Brochure PDF. (you might also want to check out this handy Sale-a-Bration Explanation PDF, and maybe print it out to have handy when you place your orders!) If you love any of these retiring items, place your order in my ONLINE STORE now, and choose yours FREE, while supplies last.

Here's a Quick List of the retiring items with their order numbers:
  • Sky is the Limit (stamp set): 141282 Wood Mount or 141349 Clear Mount
  • Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper 141021: 12 sheets of 12" x 12", 2 ea of 6 two-sided designs
  • Hello (stamp set): 141240 Wood Mount or 141243 Clear Mount (cling foam)

Additional Stampin' Supplies for Cards Above: Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes, Soft Sky card stock and ink pad, Basic Gray Archival ink pad, Banner Triple Punch, Crumb Cake Notecards & Envelopes, Basic Black Archival ink pad, Crushed Curry ink pad, Whisper White card stock (for the sun), 3/4" circle punch (punch out the sun then trim around rays). Optional: Wink of Stella Clear (to color in clouds for glimmer), Wink of Stella Gold (to color in center of sun for glimmer).

To see the flyer for the (3) NEW FREE Sale-a-Bration items, click on the image below, or on this link: Second Release Sale-a-Bration Items PDF


Find more products in my ONLINE STORE

Be sure to check out these Deals:
Tuesday Weekly Deals (NEW Deals every Tuesday!)
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Current Product Bundles at 15% OFF Every Day!)
OCCASIONS BUNDLES (15% OFF Jan 5-May 31!)
SALE-A-BRATION (FREE items when you Shop, Host, or Join!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Simple Bloomin' Love Valentines - Dollar Cards

UPDATE: Order SOON, some items featured below are LOW STOCK.
Also consider Expedited Shipping to get your order before the weekend!

To get just about everything you need to make 60 of these cards*, including shipping (and the exorbitant tax in my area), it'll cost you around $60! The merchandise itself will come in just over $50, so you'll also get to pick (1) FREE Sale-a-Bration item of your choice, PLUS you'll have tons of patterned paper left over. And for every additional 20 cards you want to make, simply grab another package of Crumb Cake Notecards & Envelopes for $6.

*Adhesive and Clear blocks not included in price estimate. For the cards below, I recommend Clear Blocks in C, G, and H sizes. For the interchangeable sayings, you may want multiple G blocks to avoid the hassle of unmounting and remounting different sayings in a group setting. Also consider Block A to add a heart image to envelopes!


The Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack is 6" x 6", and the piece used on each card measures 2" x 3", so you can cut exactly 6 pieces from each sheet. With 48 sheets in the stack, this means you can get 288 of these cards from one stack! This would make a super inexpensive project for anyone, but especially convenient for classrooms, nursing homes, adult care facilities, etc. The notecards are already cut to size and scored, they come with coordinating envelopes, and they are USPS mailable. The only prep work would be cutting each of the patterned paper sheets to 2" x 3".

When you are choosing your Sale-a-Bration FREE item, keep in mind that three of the choices are only available through February 15th: Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, Sky is the Limit stamp set (available in Wood-Mount or Cling Foam), and Hello stamp set (available in Wood-Mount or Cling Foam). Either of the stamp sets will work great with the Crumb Cake Notecards & Envelopes, especially if you grab the Basic Black Archival ink pad (and Reinker) to use with them.

See the Limited Time Sale-a-Bration items together, with project ideas, in this PDF.

TIP: when choosing stamp sets as Sale-a-Bration FREE items, I tend to choose the Wood-Mount option when it is available...that way I can loan it out or sell it later, and the blocks are included!


Find more SUPPLIES in my ONLINE STORE!

Be sure to check out these Deals:
Tuesday Weekly Deals (NEW Deals every Tuesday!)
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Current Product Bundles at 15% OFF Every Day!)
OCCASIONS BUNDLES (15% OFF Jan 5-May 31!)
SALE-A-BRATION (FREE items when you Shop, Host, or Join!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Diamond Box from the Stampin' Up! Blog

In today's blog post I'm showing you how I tweaked a Diamond Box (created by European Artisan Award winner, Jessica Winter), which was featured on the Stampin' Up! blog yesterday. I changed it to use inches instead of centimeters, and to use fewer consumable supplies. Did you know that Stampin' Up! has a blog? Make sure you go check it out HERE.



You can find the original instructions for Jessica's Diamond Box on the Stampin' Up! blog HERE, or you can use my measurements in the instructions below. One big reason I changed the measurements is that the lid uses the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, which is 6" x 6". I wanted to change the paper size you'd need for the lid, to 3" x 3", so you could get four lids out of one sheet of your precious consumable paper! It does make the top straight sides of the box a little shorter, but I'm fine with that compromise. Keep in mind that you may have to play with the lid just a bit to get it to go on at this size, but it's not difficult to manage. Just line up three of the corners of the box with three corners of the lid, then as you lower the fourth corner of the lid into place, tuck that last corner of the box in, to fit. The top straight sides of your box may bow in slightly, but you can't really tell with the lid on, anyway.

Instructions:
1) Start with a 3" x 3" piece of patterned paper.
2) Score around all four sides of that piece, at a scant 1/2"
3) Snip as shown in diagram below (ignore measurements on diagram)
4) Fold in corner pieces and adhere, to create box lid.
5) Trim card stock to 8-1/2" x 3".
6) Score one long side at 1/2" in from edge.
7) Place this piece in Gift Box Punch Board, with scored long side at bottom.
8) Line up the left short edge of your paper with the Start Line
9) Punch, then score the Horizontal, Triangle, and Triangle Side lines with the tool.
10) Mark the Horizontal Side line on the bottom edge with a pencil - do NOT score it!!
11) Next, slide the pencil mark to the Start Line and repeat the steps.
12) Punch and score until there is an approximately 1/2" flap left.
13) Trim the flap ends as shown in diagram below (ignore measurements on diagram)
14) Adhere flap to other end of long piece, then fold in and adhere bottom flaps.
15) Decorate lid and place lid onto box.


To decorate the lid, I used Blushing Bride card stock, Rose Red ink, and Crumb Cake card stock, as they coordinate with the Love Blossoms DSP Stack. I used the Bow Builder Punch, the Sweetheart Punch (with an image from the Going Global stamp set), and an Iced Rhinestone. I used several adhesives, though if I were limited to only one, the Tear & Tape would have been my choice. I actually used Fast Fuse for the lid and box, Mini Glue Dots for the bow, and Tear & Tape just for the band that goes around the center of the bow. To prop up the heart punch out, I punched out a second heart, trimmed a bit of the pointy tip off, and created a weird angled makeshift stand for the underside. Consider that your New York Times crossword puzzle of the project...lol.

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~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2016 Occasions Catalog DEBUTS TODAY!


Today is the day! The Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog is LIVE for ordering!!! Don't forget to take a peek at my 2016 Sale-a-Bration post, and pick which FREE items you'd like to receive with your new orders :-D And be sure to check out my personal BONUS Plumper Paper Pumpkin special at the end of the Sale-a-Bration post, for MORE SURPRISES.
(note the BONUS deadline date of January 10th by 11:59pm MT)

GET THE 2016 Occasions Catalog PDF HERE!
(click to open, right-click to download...about 8MB)

You're going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the great new products...especially all the coordination in Product Suites, as well as coordinating images and dies/punches! Stampin' Up! has created a video playlist featuring a number of the new products, and you can find it at this LINK, or watch in the embedded video frame below. {if you are receiving my blog updates via email, the video area below may be blank--you'll want to either use the link, or click on the name of this blog post to view it in your browser}


Be sure to check out these Deals:
Tuesday Weekly Deals (NEW Deals every Tuesday!)
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Current Product Bundles at 15% OFF Every Day!)
OCCASIONS BUNDLES (15% OFF Jan 5-May 31!)
SALE-A-BRATION (FREE items when you Shop, Host, or Join!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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