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Retiring Hostess Set – Four Seasons

Stampin Up Retired List Hostess Set Four Seasons Birthday

Hello Folks. .   Happy day to ya.  Today I have a card to share featuring one of our current Hostess Stamp Sets that will be retiring.  I found this idea some time ago and am just now getting to it but so glad I did.  I used Pear Pizzazz as my go to color for my wreath.  It is one of the colors that Stampn' Up has decided to bring back along with Island Indigo.  If you haven't seen that post yet please click here to view our Color Refresh.  My card is a standard A2 card measuring 4.25 x 11, scored at 5.25.  My color combo is Very Vanilla and Island Indigo teamed up with a piece of designer paper from our Tea For Two Series Paper and another strip of green that has long been retired.  I'm not sure exactly where it came from, Christmas paper I think.  The stamp set itself was just greenery so I decided to use another stamp set that is being retired calledItty Bitty Bits.  It is also on the retired side.  Don't you think it worked well.  It jazzed up the spring wreath and gave it that little bit more of pizzazz.  My circle is 2.25 in diameter and I was having trouble finding a scallop circle that would work and it finally dawned on me that I could use one of the pretty circle from our Delicate Doilies Sizzlits.  It pays to think out of the box once in a while.  LOL  My sentiment is from our Perfectly Penned set.  Still thought it needed a little something on that dark background so I added some of our sparkly rhinestones for just the right sparkle.  My recipe with item numbers are listed below for your convenience.

  • Cardstock – Very Vanilly, Island Indigo, Tea For Two Designer Paper 3129311
  • Stamp Sets – Four Seasons #126830/126832, Itty Bitty Bits #117056/120060, Perfectly Penned #122890/122892
  • Ink – Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo and Blcak Stazon
  • Cool Tools – 1" Circle Punch #119868, 2.5" Circle Punch #120906, Delicate Doilies Sizits Die #126999
  • Pretties – Jeweled Rhinestones #

SUO Four Seasons Hostess Stamp Birthday Sprng Catalog Retired List

The Retired and Accessories Lists have been published, click here to view hundreds of items that are being clearanced out.  As much as 60% on some items.  You will have until May 30 to place your order for the stamp sets but accessories are while supplies last.  If you have a workshop or place an order of $150 you can purchase one of our Hostess Sets at a reduced price plus receive your $25 Hostess Cash to spend as you like.  You can order on line at the link below or email me to get your order started. 

To Place Your Stampin' Up On Line Order Click Here!!!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you just a little bit to get some ink on your fingers.  So much fun!!!  Take care folks and until next time.  Toodles

Stampin Up Retired List

Stampin' Up 2013 Retired List

Hello Folks. . .   Today is the day.  The release of this years RETIRED LIST AND ACCESSORIES.  Click on the picture to view.  Click here to view accessories.  Have fun shopping!!!


If you are uncomfortable going online please email me your order and I will gladly place it for you.  Until next time. Happy Stamping

Secret Garden and Matching Framelits

SUO Secret Garden Birthday Retired List Spring Catalog Sneek Peeks

Hello Folks. . .  Happy Monday.  At the end of last week I received my Stampin' Up Success.  It's a magazine that gives us business tips and card ideas.  The card I have to share today is a take off of one of the cards in this magazine.  So pretty.  I'm so excited, on Wednesday the 24th we will get a sneek peek of some of the new products that will be in our new catalog beginning in June. It's just one of the many perks you receive when you sign up to be a hobby or career demonstrator. 

Here's my card recipe:

  • Cardstock — Crumb Cake, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Comfort Cafe' Designer Paper
  • Ink — Black Stazon and Craft Whisper White Ink with just a tad of Regal Rose
  • Stamp Set — Secret Garden, Embellished Events, water spots from French Foliage
  • Cool Tools —  Secret Garden Framelits, Sponge Daubers
  • Pretties —  Paper Doily, Rose Ribbon (ret), Rhinestones

BIG DAY!!!  On Wednesday not only do we get a sneek peek, but it is the big day you all have been waiting for.  The release of this years Retired List.  It's always a big day.  Stampin' Up has already released the Color Refresh and supplies are going fast.  So get ready, I think we are in for some surprises just like we always are.  To place your orders please click on the link below or email me and I will get your order started for you.

Thanks for stopping by.  My Card Kit For April is still available and most of my cards are for sale , so if you see something you like just let me know.  To view the card kit please click here.   I really need to get my Etsy Store going again.  Have a wonderful day today and I look forward to chatting with you again.  Until next time.  Toodles 



You Are My Sunshine – Single Stamp

SUO Sunshine Single Stamp Birthday Spring Catalog SUO Promotions

Hello Folks. . .  Happy Friday to ya.  Today I have this weeks MOJO Sketch to share.  Over the last several months Stampin' Up has been offering single stamp images and this is just one of them.  It's called Sunshine.  Great name isn't it.  LOL  We have had a great respone to this promotion, so Stampin Up has extended it till July 31st.  Click here and visit my website and check out these cute single stamp sets.  My card size is 4 1/4" square.  Next layer is 4" square.  Added some pretty designer paper and ribbon.  Here's the recipe.  Have fun!!!!

  • Cardstock — Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
  • Designer Paper — More Amore Specialty Designer Paper #129309
  • Stamp Set – Sunshine #132671, Itty Bitty Bits #120060
  • Ink — Black Stazon
  • Cool Tools — Stripped Embossing Folder #123128, Square Latice Embossing Folder #119976, 7/8" Scallop Punch #129404
  • Pretties — Marina Mist Scallop Ribbon #122986, In Color Dahlias #127556, Designer Builder Brads #129329

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you today.  This is a great little card that can be used for just about any occasion.  Great for your stash.  If you need supplies please click on the link below.  Happy Shopping.  Until next time.  Toodles


Cia Baby and Hearts a Flutter Come Together

SUO Cia Baby Birthdy Cool Tools Spring Catalog New Demonstrator Offer

Hello Folks. . .  Happy Day to ya.  I hope you are getting a chance to absorb the info on all of our Stampin' Up Promotions.  I know it can be a daunting challenge.  If you would like to see them in SU style just click here and it will take you to my SU website so you can enjoy first hand.

Today I have a card to share that seems a little busy but cute.  I found my inspiraton on the web but I'm sorry I'm not quite sure where but we will thank whomever will take responsibility.  My card base is Very Vanilla, matted with Summer Starfruit and topped again with designer paper from our retired SAB Sycamore Street.  I guess you can tell by know that I'm getting desparate for some new paper and projects.  It won't be too much longer.  Come April 24th we will get a sneek peek and will be able to pre order from the upcoming new catalog.  Yippie!!!! 

You too can take advantage of this great perk that Stampin' Up offers plus receive $30 extra of FREE product when you become an SU Demonstrator.  The kit is $99 plus like I said you can select an additional $30 worth of FREE MERCHANDISE.  Wow can't beat that, right.  Doesn't matter if you just want to take advantage of receiving a great price for all those products by becoming a Hobby Demo or if you want to step it up a notch and earn some extra income  Sandy's Stampers woud love to have you.  Click here to begin your journey or if you have more questions please contact me here.  This offer ends May 30th. 

Here are the products that I used for this card.

  • Stamp Sets — Hearts a Flutter #129249/129252, Ciao Baby #129645/129648
  • Ink — Rich Razzeberry #126950, Pool Party #126982, Summer Starfruit  #126991
  • Cool Tools — Postage Stamp Punch #12234, 1 1/4" Scallop Punch #127811, Daisy Punch (long retired), Petite Curly Label Punch #129405,  Hearts a Flutter Framelits #130159
  • Pretties — Rhinestones #119246

Thanks for stopping by, I love chatting with you.  take the plunge, the product along is worth the $99.  There is no obligation to purchase more or do any workshops.  Hobby Demos are so so welcome.  If you need SU products please click on the link below or I can place your order for you.  Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping.  Toodles


Gift Idea Using Ciao Baby!!!!

gift treat idea Cio babyStamp Set Spring Catalog

Hello Folks. .   Happy Monday!!  Big Big News!!! Beginning May 31st Stampin' Up will be introducing new cases to package their wood stamps.  Now storage will be a snap for the wood lovers too.  With the release of our new catty you will be able to purchase empty cases for your wooden stamps and save on storage space.  These cases will coordinate with our clear mount cases so all your stamps can become one big happy family.  Click here to view our latest video of great storage ideas.

Today I have a quick and easy gift idea to share.  I used Stampin' Ups Two Tags Biz Die for my pocket.  My cardstock is Summer Starfruit.  I used our SAB designer paper Sycamore Street (retired).  My stamp set is Ciao Baby #129648.  You know I love my tools so its just great when you have a coordinating punch to go along with your image.  Love it!!!!  The punch is from our Sale A Bration package too.  I'm sure it will be made available in our new catalog which is coming in June.   I used Rich Razzleberry cardstock for my pretty scallop and punched it with the 1 1/4" scallop punch #127811. 

That leads me into. . . .  if you need a new catty please let me know ASAP.  We will be placing our orders very soon.  I would hate for you to miss out.  You can email me at handysandyamurf@yahoo.com

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day.  Until next time.  Toodles


Angled Gate Card – Make A Wish

Make A Wish Birthday New Photopolymer Stamp Set Spring Catty

Hello Folks. . .  I've got something different to share today.  It's has an unusual fold to it.  I believe it's called a Gate Card, if its not it must be related.  LOL  If you want to do it the easy way, use a piece of 12 x 12 two sided designer paper.  If you want something a littel more strudy, use card stock and add designer paper.  The angles are a little tricky but doable.  I used a retired card stock called Barely Banana and my designer paper is from this years SAB paper pack.  My stamp set is Make a Wish #129222 from the Spring Catty.  I was lucky and won this at Regionals.  Woo Hoo!!!  My ink is Rich Razzleberry.  Ths makes a great birthday card.  I hope you enjoy it.  Now for the dimensions.

Cut your cardstock or dp 4.25 x 12.  Score at 2, 4, 8 and 10.  Now for the angles!!  On the outside edges mark your cardstock at 2 3/4.  Now line it up on your cutter.  Place the top (your 2 3/4 mark) on your cutter and line up the bottom on the score line at 4 inches.  Cut.  Be carful when you cut the other end that your cardstock is going in the same direction.  I hope this explains is ok.  If you have any questions please let me know. 

Stampin' Up has released another photopolymer stamp set #133411 called Bombs Away, a great birthday set.  ALSO GREAT NEWS!!   Finally after many months we have a reconfigured Basic Black Ink Pad.    Stampin' Up! has accepted a formula with their supplier that shows improvement. The new formula has a reduced dye concentration that will allow it to better absorb into the cardstock.


Thanks for stopping by, have a great day stamping.  Until next time  Toodles

Spec-tacular Just Too Funny

SUO Single Stamps Birthday Spec-tacular stamp set Spring Catalog

Hello Folks.   Today is it.  Today is the last day to take advantage of our FREE SHIPPING.  I will be placing our order for my Mini Stamp A Stack today.  Don't forget about my April Card Kit.  For more deets please click here.  I know you will enjoy this stamp set "Oh Hello".  There are so many things you can do with it.  Now on to todays share.

Today I'm sharing with you one of our Single Stamp Sets.  It's called Spec-tacular #132673.  This promotion was so popular that SU has decided to carry it on till the new release of our June Catalog.  This design will make a great masculine card.  If you follow me regularly you know masculine cards are hard for me.  I'm a flowery kind of girl.  My base is Basic Grey, a color I don't use too often.  My first layer is Basic Black and matted with designer paper from Twitterpated (retired).  It was the only gray I had sitting out.  Next is a layer of Real Red and Whisper White.  I inked my stamp with markers.  Then I added some googly eyes and a red pom pom.  Just for some fun.  I felt my background was a little bare so I did end up using our Chevron Embossing Folder for some depth.  It's a quick and easy card.

I hope you have been able to take advantage of our FREE Shipping.  Today is the last day.  I know the color refresh was a shock to most people.  Didn't see it coming.  It has been three years now.  It will take a little adjustment but WOW I'm so happy they are bringing back some of the great In Color from the past.  I especially love Calypso Coral and Island Indigo and Pear Pizzazz.  I'm getting excited, it will soon be time to view our sneek peeks for next year.  I'm in need of some inspiration myself.  This include new rubba.  So now's the time to place those orders.  Products will only be available while supplies last.  Don't forget about the new catalogs.  If you need one please let me know asap.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had fun today.  This is my last card I have done up, so I need to get my brain engaged.  I have been coloring a new digital image.  So cute.  It's for Christmas.  LOL  My moto is never to early for Christmas Cards. 

I love being your demonstrator, so if you woud like to take advantage of FREE Shipping please shop in my ONLINE STORE, open 24/7Or you can email me with your orders.  Today is it, so get your thinking caps on.  Now is the time to stock up on your favorite things.  Take care folks and until next time.  Happy Stamping !!!  Toodles

Free Shipping and Color Refresh





Hello Folks. . .  Stampin' Up has made a BIG BIG Announcement.  There are refreshing our color palette.  Beginning April 4th all retiring/discontinued color proudcts (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories) will be available only while supplies last.  This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period.  I encourage you if you want any of the retiring colors don't delay in placing your color orders.  Products will only be available while supplies last.  There is alway a mad dash when this happens.  Here is the new color list with retiring colors.


Just in time for all your ordering, Stampin' Up has announced FREE SHIPPING beginning April 6 thru April 8th (North America Only)  Also, the retiring list will be available on April 24th.   They are giving us some additional time to shop for your retiring favorites.