Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Going soon.

Dear Friends and Readers,


The joke is certainly on us. It is mid April and we were hit with a winter storm that left us with several inches of snow to remove. We are all so tired of this weather. On the plus side, I had plenty time over the weekend to craft, clean up my craft area, make room for new catalog items, and enjoy time with my family.


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The Retiring list has been up since the 9th, and I hope you had time to check it and also note the products that you love and that will retire. You do not want to miss this last chance to get them.



Today I am presenting a card using products soon to be retired, following DoStamper Stars 278. Oh, how I have loved the Definetely Dahlia, and I will continue to love it and use it. I am also using here the Birthday Blossoms for the foreground image and sentiments. The flowers and the leaves I stamped and then added color using aqua painter that was drained so the wetness that remained was enough to make the color move. The colors on this card - Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, and Always Artichoke - are also retiring, but not Crushed Curry.

Thank you for your visit today. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Be well

Miriam

 
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Retiring list? Yes, it is ready! Get it now before it is all gone!!!

Stampin' Up! Retiring List for 2018 Occasions & 2017/18 Annual Catalog shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup
It's that time of year!  Time to say good-bye to some select products from Stampin' Up!'s 2018 Occasions and 2017-2018 Annual Catalogs.   This will be your last chance to get them.  Be sure to check out all the details below, then be sure to place your order sooner than later so you don't miss your favorites before they are gone
Last-Chance Products Information:
  • Dates: April 9–May 31, 2018
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after May 31.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until May 25; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.
  • Retiring host sets can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.
  • Order Deadlines:  5/31/2018 - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retired Lists:
Please note: Stampin' Up! is recommending that you use the online store during this promotion for the most updated list of available retiring products!  You can search the online store to see which retiring items are still available; items that have been discontinued will not appear.
Additional note: As you review the retired list &/or retired category in the online store, you'll see that all of our inkpads are being retired.  Having said that - most are staying, but will be refigured in a new styled ink case.  See below about for more information about colors that will be going away.




 


Stampin' Up! Retiring Colors for 2018 Occasions & 2017/18 Annual Catalog shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

STAMPIN’ UP! COLOR REVAMP!  Stampin’ Up! is making beautiful (I’m in love) but significant changes to their color collections effective June 1.  On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors of our core color collection and the five 2016-2018 In Colors will retire and no longer be available. I’ll be sharing more information on what’s coming soon!  The following colors will be retiring from the core collections along with the 2016-2018 In Colors (with the exception of Flirty Flamingo continuing as a core color). 
COLORS SELL OUT QUICKLY!  My advice is to scoop up the paper, ink pads, ink refills and coordinating products in your favorite retiring colors before they are gone.

RETIRING CORE COLORS are:
  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder
RETIRING 2016-2018 In Colors are:
  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum
*NOTE:  while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core color collection.
Additionally - the ASSORTED cardstock packs, inkpads, ink refills, markers collections are retiring because the retiring colors listed above will no longer be included in those collections and will be reconfigured for the returning and new colors.  (more information coming soon)

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT RETIRING PRODUCTS!
  • There is no minimum purchase required.
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after May 31.
  • Retiring host sets can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying order of $150 or more (total before shipping and tax).
  • Depending on inventory, discounts on select products may be introduced on or after May 8.
    • These discounts will not be pre-announced.
    • If you purchase a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
    • If there is a product you want, it is recommended to purchase right away and not wait to see if it’s discounted later or you risk it being sold out.
    • If you start an order before a discount is announced, the order will not include the discounted pricing. If you want to order a product that has been discounted, you will need to start the order after the discounts are announced. 
  • Retiring tools & accessories will only be available while supplies last.
  • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until May 25, after which they will only be available while supplies last.
  • The best DEAL of all!  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! for even more free products & discounts.  Choose up to $125 in ANY current products for sale (including retiring merchandise), pay $99 (that’s $26 FREE) and the kit ships free (another 10% savings).   BONUS!  With your demonstrator status (by purchasing the kit and joining Stampin’ Up!), you’ll be able to see the new catalog on-line NOW,  pre-order select products from the NEW Annual Catalog NOW (Share What You Love Bundles and products and the new 2018-2020 In Color Ink Pads – see flyer) and pre-order May 2 (more select products from the Annual Catalog)!  All this with a 20% discount thru a minimum of Oct. 31, 2018.  YES, PLEASE!  The Annual Catalog officially begins June 1.
Hobby stampers are welcome in my FlowerPower Community!

Shop all Retiring Products in my Online Store.


Let me know if you have any questions. Happy Shopping!


Miriam

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Brigh Spring... Where are you?

Dear Friends & Readers,

Easter was just a delight in our home with friends who came from PA to spend the week with us. We all gathered lovely memories from this time. Hope your Easter was lovely too.


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We got a bit sick, however. Not sure what was it. Congestion, sinus infection, not the flu, but just a respiratory ordeal that did not stop our fun at all. We are all anxiously waiting for Spring to arrive once and for all, but instead we woke up to white covered ground. Not the wake up call I was interested in.

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Then, we can add color to our surrounding by crafting. DoStamper Stars 276 proposes a bold combination and it is just what I need. So tired of white and gray. Anyway, the images on this card are from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set. I love how we can stamp the back and cut the detail in the sale color and just turns out lovely no matter the color you choose. The sentiment is from Butterfly Basics. Of course, rhinestone must be added, so we know it is a bright and sparkly birthday.

Thank you for your visit today. I look forward to seeing you again. Be well

Miriam




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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A lovely Birthday.

Dear Friends & Readers,

Are you on Spring Break? My children are and we are enjoying the company of friends that moved from WI to PA couple of years ago. It is wonderful to see friends and see the children reconnect and have a wonderful time together.


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I save some time aside to play at the craft room and made this card to participate on the DSC 276. I like sketches challenge the best of all and this one was very nice sketch.


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I am low on birthday cards, and decided it is time to start to stock up again. The images on this card is from Lovely Wishes stamp set from the Occasions catalog, which ends on May 31st. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, which is one of my favorites sets. I have used that set a lot and never get tired of it. I had colored the flowers using the Aqua Painter dabbing in a bit of ink at a time. I did not add water to it, just made sure the tip was wet. Works really well. The ribbon is from stash, and I figure I may as well use it. The ribbon gave the black cardstock an elegant finish and they balanced each other well.

Thank you so much for your visit today. I hope you got inspired and hop you will visit me again. Be well

Miriam



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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Here, Birdie.

Hello dear friends and readers,

First day of Spring, and I do not believe this weather does justice. I am sure we are all ready for some nice warm weather to enjoy the outdoors and have some fresh air throughout the house. I know all the creatures out there are ready for it too.


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Birds are coming already and I can hear them in the morning and see them busy at work getting ready for their matting season. I love the birds. Can you tell?


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For the DoStamper Stars 274 I could not help but select birds for the card. The images are from Best Birds which has a matching framelits, got love that. This is a simple to make card, just take a few steps. The background was sponged using So Saffron, Soft Suede, and Bermuda Bay. I kept it light, because I just did not want a complete white background. The bird was stamped, colored, then cut. I used some Prismacolor pencils color it, since I did not want to water color. The small flowers are also part of the set and those I colored the center of them using our Watercolor Pencil and used a wet brush to give the color it full value and to spread around a bit. I love how they turned out. If you like to color images that you will cut out, I strongly suggest that you color first, then cut. You will have some surface to hold on to and that will make coloring a breeze.

Thank you for visiting today. Be well

Miriam



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