It's HERE! You've been waiting for it and now it's here!
The NEW 2013 2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog!
Thank you to everyone who reserved their catalog with me! I will be mailing them the week of May 6th to 10th, so that you'll have one in plenty of time to drool on look at this amazing catalog and get your wish list ready for the first day of ordering on May 31!
THANK YOU!! If you have been ordering regularly from me (ordering at least every other month), I will be happy to mail you a catalog completely free of charge as my thank you for supporting my business! (limit 1 per person)
EVERYONE placing a $50 or more order this week (April 29 - May 4) will also get a FREE catalog mailed absolutely FREE of charge the week of May 6th - 10th! (limit 1). Place your online order here!
If you have not ordered yet in 2013, and are not planning to order this week, I am still happy to give you a free* catalog but I ask that you pay the flat rate USPS postage fee to have the catalog mailed to you. Use the paypal button below, or, send $5.60 check or cash to: Patty Bennett, 125 Ben Lomond, Hercules, CA 94547 along with your name & mailing address.
If you have a local demonstrator, please contact your demonstrator for your catalog.
All catalogs come with a one-time coupon redeemable for an exciting new catalog product on your first order.
(* you will see a .01 cent charge for the catalog plus the shipping fee - paypal will not let me charge $0.00 for an item).
Are you attending my May 14th class or June 1st Open House? You can pick up your free catalog that day too!
CLICK HERE for all the RETIRING Stamps and Accessories info
With over 200 pages of goodies in the Stampin' Up! catalog, and almost 40 pages in the Spring Catalog, can you believe that Stampin' Up! has a dozen MORE fun products that are not even featured in these catalogs?
I know.. so many goodies you just don't want to miss out!
Leave me a comment below to tell me your favorite product listed above AND one thing you are sad to see retire from the RETIRING LISTS.. I have a fun prize to give away to a random winner (see photo above)!! All comments must be posted by Saturday, April 27 at midnight PST, and you must leave your name and city/state in your comment. I will post a winner on Sunday!
You may remember almost 2 years ago I shared some Quilt Cards (here and here) that I created with Stampin' Up! punches and designer paper. I truly treasure all the quilts I have from my grandmother, great grandmother and great aunts and loved using them for inspiration in my designs. So, I decided to create a "grandmother's garden" type quilt with My Digital Studio and the Hexagon Punch in MDS.
My Digital Studio Hexagon Punch Quilt Cards
This is the "card front" that I created in My Digital Studio using the "paper fill" function and the Hexagon Punch MDS download.. I printed 4 on a page on my color HP laser printer and used them as card fronts.
Then I ran the printed pieces through the Big Shot with different embossing folders to make them look kind of quilted or like fabric.
Thanks to Cindee.. I reused the Hey There friend tag from a gift she gave me.
Doesn't the cloud embossing folder (#127022) look kind of like stitching?
to view the 2013 Retiring Stamp and Accessory list
DON'T MISS IT
Accessories are "first come first served" and many of the retiring colors have already sold out.
Better yet... IF there is an accessory in the Stampin' Up! catalog that you know you will not be able to live without, ORDER IT NOW and don't take a chance that it will be sold out if you see it on the Retiring List on Wednesday.
I thought I would take this beautiful day to share a few more pictures I took in my flower garden this week... I hope you enjoy these and that they bless your day!
Hope that you are smiling and that these garden photos helped brighten your day! I'm so thankful and blessed in so many ways... you probably know that my flower garden and photography are both a passion for me and I love to share them with you! Thank you for letting me do that.
I stopped counting at 145 rose buds while I was watering yesterday.
I am blessed!
Here is my scrub jay buddy who watches me water and loves taking a bath in the birdbath and eating all the peanuts we will give him.
WELCOME to the April 2013 Control Freaks Blog Tour!!!
We are excited to bring you delightful
in the tour this month!!
You have probably joined me after visiting Connie Babbert's marvelous blog, and you can click on the "next blog" link at the bottom of the post to continue on the tour.
You know how much I love the adorable Dress Up Collection by Stampin' Up!, and I have been using the Dress Up Framelits (#130101) to make cute girlfriend Birthday cards!
This dress form is set off by placing it on a Whisper White die cut from the Apothecary Accents framelits (#127003)
I used Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Paper for the background and for the dress, and then I used a Stampin' Up! Doily (#129399) that I dyed with some Regal Rose ink in a cup of water!
A bow of Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon (#121844) at the waist finishes off this dress.
The Happy Birthday stamp (from one of the MOST OVERLOOKED stamp sets, "Made for You", pg 44 in the Annual catalog, #126340/126342) is stamped on a die cut tag from the Labels Collection Framelits (#125598)... I added some extra happiness to the tag with the Stampin' Paper Piercer (#126189) and the Festive Paper Piercing Pack (#127857).
My 2nd birthday greeting also features the Dress Up Dies in a snazzy color combo of Calypso Coral and Midnight Muse!
Did you know you can make a cute collar for these dresses???? See below for instructions.
Don't you love the script background? It's a piece of printed paper from the Print Poetry Package, found on pg 16 in the Spring Stampin' Up! catalog, #129312.
Happy Day to You is found on pg 137 of the Annual Catalog and is available in wood or clear (#126149 / 126151).
Midnight Muse In Color ribbon makes a cute belt! #126847
The cute flower is from the Decorate A Daisy set, pg 115 Annual Catalog, #125989 / 125991. I used it for both the collar and the punched flower below. Top it all off with an In Color Designer Printed Brad, #122940.
HOW to Make the punched Dress Up Collar:
(click photo to enlarge if needed)
Enjoy the rest of the tour as you visit Mary Brown's amazing blog.