ETD: 30 April 2013 – Last Chance!

Sent-with-love2It's your last chance to get the Sent with Love set and bundle! This set departs today…so get it before it's gone!

This is a fun card I created using the bundle, plus the Cloudy Day embossing folder. I pulled the colours from the Designer Series Paper – so in this case, Calypso Coral and Pool Party – both of which are now part of the Stampin' Up! core colour families!!

Today is also the last chance to grab the Spring Surprise Bundle AND the This and That Discounted Bundle – so get on it!

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Spring Surprise Bundle Card and Frugal Fridays Tip!

Spring-surprise-cardIt's a two-fer today – a card sample and a Frugal Fridays tip in one! This card uses the Spring Surprise Bundle which is only available until April 30th. You get the stamp set and punch at a great price (15% off)!  We used Wild Wasabi for this card, and I love Monochromatic cards (it's the theme of my first online class) because I don't have to think too hard about what colours to use…plus they're effective!

So that's one Frugal Friday tip – use one colour and still have a great card…but it's not the tip I am featuring today. I used the coordinating sized scallop circle punches on this card – and the scallop circle behind the "Thank U" image is the same Wild Wasabi cardstock as the backing for the main image area.  THAT'S the Frugal Fridays tip!! See the picture below…

Frugal-tipPunch the backing circle from your backing cardstock in an unobtrusive area (i.e. not right at the edge where it might show…). Noone will be the wiser…unless they deconstruct your card like I did to this one (because I forgot to take the photo first LOL), or unless they see this post ๐Ÿ˜‰

Frugal Fridays Tips are a semi regular feature on – designed to help you save some crafting time and money! If you want to "save" some more money…be sure to check out the retiring Stampin' Up! products in my online store – some of which are on sale up to 60% off!!

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Stampin’ Up! 2013 Retired List


Stampin' Up! has released the retired list for 2013 – making room for lots of fun new items in the next catalogue!  Click here to download the pdf of the list of stamps retiring. 

Click here for the sortable excel file.  *

Retiring stamps will be available to order until June 3rd, 2013.


Click here to download the pdf of the list of accessories retiring. 

Click here for the sortable excel file.

Click here to go directly to my online Canadian store to start browsing & shopping!

Retiring accessories will be available only while supplies last – once they're gone, they're gone. Your best bet if you want any retiring accessory is to order directly online here.


Contact me and I can place your order for you (but note that an accessory may sell out in the meantime…)

UPDATED  – all links and files now up & working ๐Ÿ™‚

 click here you can see everything that's retiring in my online store.

 If you're on my email list, check your inbox for an email with these files – and the name of the winner of the retired list contest!

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Retired List Contest

It's that time of year again….Stampin' Up! will be releasing its list of retiring stamps and accessories this Wednesday, April 24th. Usually, accessories are available while supplies last, only. Stamps are usually available until the last day for ordering from the current catalogue – in this case, June 3rd. I will let you know if something changes this year.


Every year, Stampin' Up! retires stamp sets and accessories to make room for fun new product!  This year, the stamp set and accessories list will be released on April 24th.

Email me a list of the TEN stamp sets that you believe will be on the Stampin' Up! Retiring List.  Act quickly – this contest ends on Tuesday, April 23rd at 6pm. The person with the most correct guesses will win a $20 gift certificate from me to be used during May!  EVERY person that enters will receive $5 off their May order of $50 or more.


The fine print: Do NOT include any hostess sets, seasonal catalogue sets or wheels.  In the case of a tie, I'll do a random drawing for a winner.  Stampin' Up! demonstrators not eligible for this contest.  Sorry, this contest only open to Canadian entrants.  Gift certificate and discount coupons only good through me. I reserve the right to close the contest if the list gets leaked early!

If you don't have your own copy of the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue handy, click here for the electronic PDF version.

Good luck! Email me if you have any questions.


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FREE Digital Download!! For a limited time only

Free-download-april-13WOOHOO! Free digital download!  Click on the image or go here to download the Playful Polka Dots digital kit – it's free but only until Tuesday, April 23rd. DON'T MISS OUT!

This download can be used with MDS (My Digital Studio – Stampin' Up!'s crafting digital software) or with a photo editing software program. Even if you don't yet have MDS, get the download now, then get MDS when you have the opportunity – at the new, low price of $24.95 No shipping fees because you can download it right away!

OK – really – go now before you get distracted and forget – I would hate for you to miss out on this one. Download it before Tuesday, April 23 2013 for FREE!!

Please contact me if you have any questions.

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