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Last Chance (Retiring) list and JUNE SPECIALS!

What an exciting day!!  Stampin' UP! has revealed the LAST CHANCE LIST.. these are the stamps that will retire and will never be seen again after June 30, 2009!!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LAST CHANCE RETIRING STAMP SET LIST (alphabetical)

CLICK HERE to SEE THE LAST CHANCE RETIRING STAMP SET LIST (by page #)

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LAST CHANCE RETIRNG LIST OF DECOR ELEMENTS products

And.. we have retiring accessories too... THESE ARE SOLD ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS... when they run out they are GONE!!  So don't delay!!  Order today!

And here are the Retiring Accessories... CHECK OUT THE DISCOUNTED PRICES on many items!!!!

Item # Product Description Price Discount Sale Price Availability
112735 RUB ONS HIDDEN GARDEN BLOSSOMS 10.95 0.5 5.48 Available
112970 LO MEJOR DE TODO 19.95 0.5 9.98 Available
105143 DAYS TO REMEMBER 6X6 FR 9.95 0.5 4.98 Out of stock
113888 RUB ONS MANY OCCASIONS 10.95 0.5 5.48 Available
109044 PUNCH SNOW BLOSSOM 10.95 0.5 5.48 Available
111364 RIBBON POLY TWILL SO SAFFRON 7/8" 8.95 0.5 4.48 Available
106961 STAZON REFILL WHITE 4.95 0.5 2.48 Out of stock
114341 COURDUROY BUTTONS PACIFIC POINT 9.95 0.5 4.98 Available
114316 RIBBON ORIGINALS PIG TAILS 13.95 0.5 6.98 Available
111414 RUB ONS HIDDEN GARDEN 10.95 0.5 5.48 Available
114351 DESIGNER HARDWARE HOORAY 4.95 0.5 2.48 Available
114338 COURDUROY BUTTONS KIWI KISS 9.95 0.5 4.98 Available
114019 ACCENTS & ELEMENTS FLEURETTES 9.95 0.5 4.98 Available
114317 RIBBON ORIGINALS DRESS UP 12.95 0.5 6.48 Available
102875 HEMP TWINE RED 2.95 0.5 1.48 Available
101259 HEMP TWINE BLACK 2.95 0.5 1.48 Available
113979 ACCENTS & ELEMENTS CANVAS CUTS 7.95 0.5 3.98 Available
114350 DESIGNER HARDWARE SOHO 4.95 0.5 2.48 Available
111363 RIBBON GROSGRAIN PINK PIROUETTE 1 1/4" 7.95 0.25 5.96 Available
111365 RIBBON TAFFETA RIDING HOOD RED 6.95 0.25 5.21 Available
111847 RIBBON DOUBLE STITICHED BAJA BREEZE 1" 8.95 0.25 6.71 Available
111371 RIBBON GROSGRAIN STRIPED TANGERINE TANGO 5/8" 9.95 0.25 7.46 Available
111373 RIBBON GROSGRAIN STRIPED PINK PIROUETTE 5/8" 9.95 0.25 7.46 Available
111372 RIBBON GROSGRIAN STRIPED KIWI KISS 5/8" 9.95 0.25 7.46 Available
113884 RUB ONS FASHION DISTRICT 10.95 0.25 8.21 Out of stock
114318 RIBBON ORIGINALS VALET 12.95 0.25 9.71 Available
111374 RIBBON GROSGRAIN STRIPED RIDING HOOD RED 5/8" 9.95 0.25 7.46 Available
111370 RIBBON GROSGRAIN STRIPED PACIFIC POINT 5/8" 9.95 0.25 7.46 Available
111415 RUB ONS GREATEST MOMENTS 10.95 0.25 8.21 Available
113887 RUB ONS BRIGHT DELIGHTS 11.95 0.25 8.96 Available
111416 RUB ONS CHATEAU BELLA 10.95 0.25 8.21 Available
111338 NOTES TEXTURED LOVE ASSORTMENT II 12.95 0.25 9.71 Available
111879 RIBBON SATIN KIWI KISS VERY VANILLA 7.95 0.25 5.96 Out of stock
111277 RUB ONS A PERFECT DAY 10.95 0.25 8.21 Available
110730 DIE CUTS POCKETS & PIECES 8.95 0.25 6.71 Available
107272 PUNCH KEY TAG 15.95 0.25 11.96 Out of stock
113980 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER CANDY LANE 9.95 0.25 7.46 Available
111375 RIBBON GROSGRAIN STRIPED BAJA BREEZE 5/8" 9.95 0.25 7.46 Out of stock
112010 DIE CUTS BLOOMS AGAIN 8.95 0.25 6.71 Out of stock
113991 TASTE OF TEXTILES 9.95 0.25 7.46 Available
101399 STIPPLE BRUSHES 6.95 0.25 5.21 Out of stock
112092 BUTTON BOUQUET 7.95 0.25 5.96 Out of stock
112139 NOTES CAROUSEL II 11.95 0.25 8.96 Out of stock
111336 NOTES SCALLOP II 11.95 0.25 8.96 Out of stock
111840 CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL PACIFIC POINT 2.95     Available
111841 CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL TANGEIRNE TANGO 2.95     Available
111843 CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL PINK PIROUETTE 2.95     Available
111839 CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL RIDING HOOD RED 2.95     Out of stock
111842 CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL KIWI KISS 2.95     Out of stock
112161 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PATTERNS KIWI KISS 9.95     Out of stock
112042 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER URBAN GARDEN 9.95     Available
112156 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PATTERNS PINK PIROUETTE 9.95     Available
112150 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PATTERNS PACIFIC POINT 9.95     Out of stock
112153 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PATTERNS TANGERINE TANGO 9.95     Out of stock
111844 CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL BAJA BREEZE 2.95     Out of stock
111836 CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD RIDINGHOOD RED 5.95     Out of stock
111838 CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD PINK PIROUETTE 5.95     Available
113966 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE 9.95     Available
109123 STAMPIN WRITE JOURNALER BASIC BROWN 3.25     Out of stock
113981 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER BELLA BIRDS 9.95     Available
112157 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PATTERNS BAJA BREEZE 9.95     Out of stock
113975 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER RASPBERRY TART 9.95     Available
114037 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SPECIALTY SWEET SLUMBER 11.95     Out of stock
113978 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER URBAN OASIS 9.95     Available
112041 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER BELLA ROSE 9.95     Out of stock
112468 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SWEET ALWAYS 9.95     Out of stock
111834 CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD TANGERINE TANGO 5.95     Available
114039 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SPECIALTY ROCKABILLY 11.95     Available
108590 CARD STOCK NATURALS ASST 12X12 8.95     Out of stock
111337 NOTES GIFT ASSORTMENT II 9.95     Available
112471 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER RAINBOW SHERBET 9.95     Out of stock
112464 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER MANCHESTER 9.95     Available
112006 ACCENTS & ELEMENTS FLOWER FUSION II 14.95     Available
111837 CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD PACIFIC POINT 5.95     Available
112461 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER WASHINGTON APPLE 9.95     Out of stock
113993 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SPECIALTY PARISIAN BREEZE 11.95     Available
112155 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PATTERNS RIDING HOOD RED 9.95     Out of stock
111353 CARD STOCK KIWI KISS 8-1/2 X 11 5.5     Out of stock
111348 CARD STOCK RIDING HOOD RED 8-1/2 X 11 5.5     Out of stock
112172 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN ROCK A BYE BOY 19.95     Out of stock
100900 GIFT SACKS WHITE 2.95     Out of stock
114605 SIMPLY SENT CARD KIT MORE THOUGHTS 42.95     Out of stock
102264 COLUZZLE STARTER KIT 19.95     Out of stock
111346 CARD STOCK IN COLOR 12 X 12 8.95     Out of stock
111835 CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD KIWI KISS 5.95     Available
111350 CARD STOCK PACIFIC POINT 8-1/2 X 11 5.5     Out of stock
105668 TATTOO KIT I 13.95     Out of stock
111349 CARD STOCK TANGERINE TANGO 8-1/2 X 11 5.5     Out of stock
109231 SIMPLY SENT CARD KIT SENDING HAPPY THOUGHTS 54.95     Available
111351 CARD STOCK PINK PIROUETTE 8-1/2 X 11 5.5     Out of stock
112165 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN ROCK A BYE GIRL 19.95     Out of stock
113950 DIE CUTS BUILD-A-FAIRYTALE 8.95     Out of stock
111345 CARD STOCK TEXTURED IN COLOR 12 X 12 11.95     Out of stock
105669 TATTOO KIT II 13.95     Out of stock
111833 CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD BAJA BREEZE 5.95     Out of stock
113936 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN HOPPY MEMORIES 19.95     Out of stock
111347 CARD STOCK IN COLOR 8-1/2 X 11 7.95     Out of stock
107288 ENVELOPE WHISPER WHITE EXTRA LARGE 5.5     Out of stock
104310 CRAFTERS TOOL KIT 39.95     Available
111352 CARD STOCK BAJA BREEZE 8-12 X 11 5.5     Out of stock
113943 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN 2 SWEET 19.95     Available
113925 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN SWEET NOTHINGS 19.95     Available
112179 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN LOVE STORIES 19.95     Available
113911 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN SUNSHINE GARDEN 19.95     Out of stock
112054 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN BEST EVER 19.95     Out of stock
111253 Blooms & Bulbs 6.5     Out of stock
109684 Doodle 8.5     Out of stock
111257 Happy, Happy Birthday 8.5     Available
109692 Love 6.5     Available
109568 My ABCs 6.5     Out of stock
109682 Perfectly Pretty 6.5     Out of stock
109687 See You Around 8.5     Available
109683 So Swirly 8.5     Available
111260 Something Fishy 8.5     Available
111262 Stems & Silhouettes 8.5     Available
105516 Watercolor Joy 6.5     Available
114528 Embosslit Flower 11.95     Available
116209 Note of Thanks 9.95     Available
116210 Birthdays Count 9.95     Available
112966 Curly Label Bundle* 33.95     Available
112457 Designer Series Paper Juntos 9.95     Available
112475 Illuminated 6.5     Available
113034 Stampin' Color Index Labels 3.95     Available
115535 Hand Drawn Bundle       Available


* The punch which is part of the Curly Label Punch bundle will carry over into the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog

 

Order on line today CLICK HERE and then click SHOP NOW!

EXTRA FREE Hostess dollars to spend in June!

  • Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
  • Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.

email me with any questions!

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PERKS of being a Demonstrator for Stampin' Up!

Visa cards I wish I would have saved them all... but here are a few of the fabulous Visa Gift Cards I've earned as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator through the GREAT REWARDS Program!!!

It has been so much fun to treat my family to meals out or other fun activities with these cards!!

Have you thought about joining the Stampin' Up! family??  Today is the last day to join under the $75 special.. click HERE for more info! I'd love to have you join my team!!

Thank you to all of you who commented on these fun Visa cards in my Paper Wallet post... they do look really fun.. don't they!?  :)

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Blog Tour - coming on June 20th!

I am thrilled to announce an upcoming event... some of the very talented ladies in the DinnblogtourControl Freaks Swap group are going to be doing a monthly blog tour! Our Tour de Freaks, will take place on the 20th of each month. Trust me when I tell you that you will be wowed by this talented group of ladies!

Different members of our group will be participating each month. June will feature  Connie Babbert, Gretchen Barron,  Patty Bennett, Mary Brown, Julie Dinn, Cindy Major, Lisa Martz, Dawn Olchefske, Melanie Schulenberg, Janine Tinklenberg, Shona Watson and Wendy Weixler!
  These incredibly talented ladies will be featuring their favorite Stampin' Up! products that are on the Last Chance List.

Tune in on June 20th to begin YOUR tour with us!

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Branch Out brayered cards

After teaching some brayering techniques at my last downline meeting, I decided to keep going and add some grass and sky to my "Branch Out" cards... enjoy!  (Branch Out is on pg 100).

Tree blue 

Sky is brayered in Bashful Blue, grass is brayered in Kiwi Kiss.  Boy am I going to miss Kiwi Kiss!

Tree green 

I thought these kind of looked like some of the Cherry Blossom trees that bloom here each March:

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It's my Birthday, but YOU get the GIFT!

To help celebrate my birthday, I'm giving away kits and tutorials for these AWESOME Wallet Projects!!! 

For all Customer orders of $100 or more (placed On Line HERE) on May 27, 28 or 29 I will send the paper good supplies in a kit and email you the 18 page tutorial to make a His AND Hers wallet !!!! 

Wallets 1 

Her wallet open 

His wallet open 

For each $100 or more order, I will send you the cardstock and window sheet supplies, plus the flower brad & velcro dot required to make these 2 projects and I'll email you the wallet tutorial FREE!

Not placing an order?  The Wallet Tutorial Can be ordered HERE.

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Prom Pix

Thought you might like a peek at my darling - oh.. not supposed to say darling... um... Dashing son at his Senior Prom.. they look quite smashing don't you think!?  :)

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Tune in tomorrow for my BIRTHDAY SPECIAL!! : )

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Make & Take Projects from our Luv 2 Stamp Group Meeting

I've already shared some of our Make & Take projects from our meeting on May 16, here are a few more projects we made:

I couldn't decide which Bella Bleu paper to use, so they got to pick which one.  The vanilla and kraft taffeta ribbon both look great with this paper!

Bella bleu m and t 

Below: Pink Flamingo paper, Pretties flowers with die cut and corduroy button centers.

Pink flamingo m and t 

We also did the Wallet Project:

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If you missed the previous posts, our other projects can be found HERE, HERE and HERE

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Meeting Projects

Here are 2 more projects we made at our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting last Saturday.. they both use the brayer.

Brayer tree finished 

For this card, tear a scrap piece of paper for your "snowy hill" horizon and then cover the bottom 1/3 of the card.  I brayered with Baja Breeze first, then used Not Quite Navy on the top 2" or so of the card.

After Brayering the top,  I used a sponge to sponge some NQN ink right at the horizon:

Brayer tree 3 

Then I used the White Gel pen to add snow in the tree and snowfall in the sky:

Brayer tree 5 

My downline attending the meeting or requesting a long distance packet received the step by step tutorial from me.  I hope the above info is helpful to everyone else.  You can also check out all of the wonderful brayered projects by Michelle HERE. This is where I learned most of the brayering techniques I shared with my team on Saturday.

We also did the "Patty Bennett Original" Brayered Manhattan Die Rose card - Details HERE:

Brayer rose 

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New Stampin' Up! Catalog, Specials and Retiring List

Lots of housekeeping items for you today... 

  • RESERVE YOUR NEW STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG TODAY! click here

  • FREE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER - DON'T MISS OUT!

  • RETIRING STAMP SET LIST AND RETIRING ACCESSORY LIST COMING ON JUNE 1st

  • BECOME A DEMONSTRATOR AND MEMBER OF MY LUV 2 STAMP GROUP FOR ONLY $75!

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New Stampin' Up! catalog coming sooooon!

    Don't miss your chance to be among the first to receive your Stampin' Up! catalog this year!!  I'd love to send you a catalog as soon as I receive them in late June - here is how you can get one:

  • If you want your catalog MAILED TO YOU - click HERE to order
  • if you want to PICK A CATALOG UP AT MY HOUSE - email me to RESERVE your copy (free) PattyStamps@comcast.net
  • if you HOST A WORKSHOP in your home you will get a free catalog from me!

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FREE Designer Series Paper!! - Ends 5/31/09

CLICK HERE for all the details on the BUY 3 GET ONE FREE offer!!

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The Retiring Stamp set list and Accessory list will be published by Stampin' Up! on 6/1/09!!  It will now be called the LAST CHANCE LIST. 

Stamps are available through 6/30/09

Accessories are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST - so I URGE YOU to check my blog on June 1st for the list and order right away!

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Join Stampin' Up! for only $75 in May!!!!

CLICK HERE for all the details and join my Luv 2 Stamp Group today!

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Please contact me with any questions!

 

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Tutorial: Envelope Die - resized to fit a Gift Card

One of the things I taught my downline at our Luv 2 Stamp group meeting on Saturday was how to alter ourScalloped Envelope Die to make it BIGGER to fit a credit card - they loved learning this and making one!

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step 1: start with a 6x6 piece of DSP

Env 1 

step 2: fold it in 1/2

Env 2 

step 3: align the folded edge with the 3rd scallop down on the die

Env 3 

Env 4 

step 4: run it through the BIg Shot machine

step 5: open up the envelope and burnish out the fold/crease with the Bone Folder

Env 5 

step 6: seal the edges shut with Sticky Strip and you have an envelope sized to fit a Gift Card!

Env 6 

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Brayered Sunset / Lake card

One of the projects we made using some Brayering Techniques at my Luv 2 Stamp Group downline meeting on Saturday was this card:

Brayer lake card 

I masked the bottom portion and then the top 2/3 was brayered first with So Saffron, then More Mustard then Really Rust.  Each color is brayered a little less and less so that the Rust is just on the top 1" or so.  Then, with the mask still at the horizon line, I sponged a little Rust ink right at the horizon.

After brayering (braying?) the top 2/3 with So Saffron, that's when I put the circle mask down (punch a post-it with one of our circle punches).  Then the other 2 colors were brayered.

I tore a mask for the hills, and sponged with Close to Cocoa.

Then I masked the top/sky portion and brayered the bottom with Baja Breeze and then Not Quite Navy.

Last step was to highlight with the White Gel Pen:

Brayer lake 13 

Imaging the sun coming from the right, I highlighted the right side of the tips of the grass blades (the stamp is Inspired by Nature stamped in Basic Gray).

Brayer lake 14 

I also added white streaks to the water.

Brayer lake 15 

My downline attending the meeting or requesting a long distance packet received the 5 page step by step tutorial from me.  I hope the above info is helpful to everyone else.  You can also check out all of the wonderful brayered projects by Michelle HERE. This is where I learned most of the brayering techniques I shared with my team on Saturday.

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Whooohooo! NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog!!

Do you want your NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog in June!!???  

Guess what.. demonstrators have the opportunity to receive their NEW (July 09) catalog the first week in June!!  It will arrive with the first order we place in June!!  Isn't that too cool!??

So, if you are not a demonstrator yet, but want that new catalog in your hands in June, I'd love to talk to you about becoming a demonstrator now, so that you can place your FIRST order (at 30% OFF) in June and receive that new catalog in your order!!!!  Super Exciting News, isn't it!?

CLICK HERE to read the details about signing up for only $75 in May and to read the PERKS of being a demonstrator and a member of my Luv 2 Stamp group!  Ask me about my sign up special from now until May 23!

There will be new "sneak peek" sets available to order on June 1st, too... so it's a great time to order and get that new catalog too!

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Fabulous Paper Wallets!! Tutorial Available!

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18 PAGE TUTORIAL with over 70 photos AVAILABLE for only $10!!

You are going to love these wallets as much as my Luv 2 Stamp Group did yesterday at our meeting!!  These were designed by Sharon Howard and I adapted the the "His" wallet into a Make & Take for our meeting yesterday, and wrote an 18 page tutorial with step by step info for both the His and Hers version!

Just in time for Father's Day... make him a Paper Wallet with a Faux Leather Finish!  Or maybe you need a graduation gift? or you'd like to give Gift Cards for a birthday gift?  THIS is the perfect project for you! 

This 18 page .pdf file Tutorial has over 70 photos with step by step instructions, dimensions, supply list, etc., so that you can make your own "His" wallet and "Hers" wallet project with a Faux Leather Finish!!  These wallets are "life size" and fit US bills and credit card size gift cards. 

 

18 page tutorial available to crafters worldwide, via PayPal link above for $10.00.  NOTE: Tutorial information is emailed to your PayPal email address unless you specify otherwise in your PayPal payment (notes section). 

Tutorial file available FREE to my Luv 2 Stamp group downline upon request!

A link to this .pdf tutorial is emailed to you upon receipt of paypal payment.  Every effort is made to email you within 24 hours.  If you have not heard from me within 48 hours, please email me with an alternate email address and a phone number and I will make every effort to contact you. Signature hybiscus


Brayered Sunset

One of the techniques I'm teaching my downline today in our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting is how to use the brayer to achieve backgrounds like this:

Brayer samples 

You can click to view it larger.

These were all done by brayering the cardstock first with Barely Banana, then Summer Sun, then More Mustard and then some Really Rust.  Each time you add a color you brayer less and less of the piece of cardstock.  The "sun" was a mask I punched out of a post-it note.  I stamped the "Inspired by Nature" image in Basic Gray after I brayered, but you can stamp first if you wish.

I was inspired by fellow Advisory Board member Tamie Ackerson's card HERE.  She used sponges, and I used a brayer

I hope to have a video or a tutorial soon... this is a great technique!

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