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April 2014

Eye-catching Ikat Creative Crew Challenge

DSCN4275Hi Everyone! Can you believe it's May 1st! Woozie! A few announcements at the bottom of the post, so please keep reading :)

First, I'm HONORED to be asked to be back for another round of Creative Crew with Splitcoast. This week I'll be posting my May challenges. First was this:

CCREW0514DF  (use that code to search Splitcoast projects) DSP/Color Focus: daffodil delight, island indigo, gumball green, smoky
slate. Use a technique of your choosing that imitates our watercolor
wonder designer papers.

I'm going outside my go-to wheel with stamps lately. Eye-catching Ikat Photopolymer 134624 is one of those stamp sets. I really am enjoying it! and used it for this challenge.

Stamps: Eye-Catching Ikat, Sassy Salutaions
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Stazon Black
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Smokey Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon

The photopolymers are clear so you see exactly where you are stamping! AND more photopolymers on the way. They are all over the 2014-2015 catalog! I'm excited about that because it means larger count stamp sets for an incrediable value:)

Speaking of the new catalog - I attended a theater catalog premier and got a brand new catalog! The cover looks like this (it's all I can show right now.)
201415We are going to have ANOTHER Wonderful SU Year!
To wet our whistle - Stampin' UP! is launching a little sneak peak to us all with Project Life by Stampin' UP! starting May 1st! I just made my first layout, and will show you all very soon!

I shared in an earlier post but you can see what's new and available here:

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Sassy Salutations Congrats Card

DSCN4264Hi Everyone! This card is all ready for a superstar congratulations! Graduations or other big accomplishments. Simply Stars (retiring) add a burst of star power. It's a clean and simple design approach.

DSCN4265Materials used:

Stamp Sets: Sassy Salutations, Simply Stars
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Retired Large and Small star punches but one could hand trim

Reminder retiring stamps sets are while supplies last! This is different from past Stampin' UP! retiring stamp announcements.


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Paper Pumpkin Subsciptions!

PPPrepaid SubscriptionsHi Everyone! Lots of announcements this week from Stampin' UP! The newest is you can now subscribe to Paper Pumpkin as part of a party or online order! Yeah!

And as you can see, if you subscribe for 6 or 12 months, there's a savings.

How It Works

  1. When you  places your order, you'll receive an e-mail with instructions on how to redeem the prepaid subscription.
  2. You'll go to and enter the redemption code.
  3. You'll start enjoying your monthly Paper Pumpkin project kit the very next month!

While not intended to be a gift subscription program, you can buy a prepaid subscription and give it as a gift. You'd just purchase the prepaid subscription and when you receive the redemption code, share it with the recipient of your choice who can redeem the subscription at

(maybe for that crafty mom in you life with Mother's Day right around the corner!)

Today is the LAST DAY for Free Shipping! (smile - I know I took advantage of it!)


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April Team Swap Cards

DSCN4244Hi Everyone! Whew...looks like Typepad (this blog server) is finally up and stable. I'm thankful they worked so hard to get it back up and running.

Above is my team's April 2014 Swap Cards. We used a Mojo Monday sketch and we all did our take on it.

DSCN4245Rita went masuline and I love it! Totally casing for Father's Day :) Seriously, don't we love the Hardwood background stamp?!










Lori's card is cheerful just like spring (and her!) Great use of designer paper for a pretty butterfly.








DSCN4249Jackie's swap is a Project Life scrapbooking insert. She's been using PL for a while and with the new Project Life by Stampin' UP! line starting in May, it's perfect timing! Peachy Keen Suite used. Thanks Jackie for showing us how it's done!







DSCN4247Davette's card is trended out with mosaic images and layers. BEAUTIFUL! the card swings open to the left. Love it.





Linda's card just makes me want to go outside and play! The playful pinwheel and pinwheel designer paper is so fun and colorful.









DSCN4251Wendy's card sentiment says it makes me smile! Another example of using woodgrain and flowers together. I like how her layout takes my eyes all over the card. Great job!








Thanks for participating in the swap ladies!


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Betsy's Blooms My Team Swap Card


Hi Everyone! YEA my blog is back up :) It's been down most of the weekend from this site's server. Above is my April team swap card. It uses retiring stamp set Betsy's Blossoms and retiring Designer Paper Gingham Garden. (Retiring items available while supplies last)


Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack's flowers with a little Dazzling Details glitter glue makes it even more cheerful!

Other items used:
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Retiring Tasteful Trim BigZ XL die, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder

It's Tuesday! Which means the new Weekly Deals are announced.



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 2014 retiring logoHi! This will stay on the top of my site for a few days. Please see my most recent posts on my full blog!

FREE SHIPPING! Now through April 25th. No minimum! Start shopping here.

Door Prize Drawing! Use Hostess Code D2XVJPBS at checkout to be entered into my Door Prize drawing now through April 25th!

Retirement List announced! All, including stamps, will be While Supplies Last.
Retiring Stamps: Download 2014 Retiring Stamps

Retiring Accessories: Download 2014 Retiring Accessories

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Oval Framelit Petitie Purse Bunny

DSCN4239Hi Everyone! warning...Cuteness Alert!! How cute is this CASE'D (copy and share everything) project! I've seen lots of samples so whomever orgininated ....THANKS!

It's made with the Ovals Collection Framelts 129381 and the Petitie Purse Die 125606.

Here's the video tutuorial:



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Project Life by Stampin' UP!

ProjectlifebystampinupHi Everyone! Stampin' UP! has announced a new partnership with Project Life creator Becky Higgins! Here's the info from SU:

"We are so so so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

Can’t wait that long? Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be able to order the limited selection starting April 21. So if you’re a demonstrator make sure to check the demonstrator website that day; if you’re not a demonstrator, sign up and you can order the products early too!

Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1:"

Isn't this exciting! Scapbookers...this is the one we've been waiting for...WOO HOO!

(click here to learn more about joining Stampin' UP!)


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