Friday, April 28, 2017

Grateful Bunch and Punch from Stampin' Up!

  • Daisies from the Grateful Bunch set
  • Retiring items and Clearance Rack items 

Grateful Bunch

So, Dear Husband decided to join my weekly grocery shopping trip this morning.  I was pleased, but I knew my regular shopping routine of 5 or 6 stops to maximize my trip would need to be reduced to accommodate his shorter shopping attention span.  

We arrived at Costco, and after a quick grazing at the food court, he grabbed the cart and we were off to the races.  Then he surprised me and said he was going to go up and down every aisle.  Well, that lasted about 10 aisles before he started skipping around the food aisles eating those risky samples served up throughout the store. (I'm telling you, don't eat the crab or anything with beans  or you'll be doing a quick two-step to the the little girls room most of the next day.)   As I grabbed for items on our regular shopping list, he picked up strange items like green pea crisps (dried sugar peas), crispy coconut rolls with roasted black sesame seeds,  and a big jar of Jelly Belly jelly beans left over from Easter.  True!  There were only about 10 total jars on display -- not the usual 10 cases, like most of their displays.

About 3/4 of the way through the store he says, "Okay, I think we're ready to go, now."   I quickly ticked off 7 or 8 additional items on our weekly list from the aisles we hadn't hit yet.  I knew I would never get him to back-track to the paper goods in the back of the store, but I was able to get most of the rest of our list before he sprinted out the door.  As he loaded the 36-can soda cases, cases of almond milk and other bulk items into the trunk, he exclaimed.  "Boy, this grocery shopping is really tiring!"   I didn't have the heart to tell him that this was 1/5 of the normal grocery shopping I do on my weekly trip.  

Next stop was Starbucks for a giant 420 calories, 34g of sugar Iced Carmel Mocha Frappuccino or something like that -- I can never remember the names of those specialty drink in the giant cups with the whipped cream toppers-- to reward him for shopping with me....and, so I had an excuse to grab coffee beans and tick off one more of my weekly shopping stops.  It WAS nice to have his company -- a rare treat!  BUT, I'll need to make a second trip this week to finish the rest of our grocery list.

I looked over my posts this weeks and it looks like I've been on a flower kick.  I'm continuing that momentum with another flower card today using Grateful Bunch.  I began with a Whisper White basecard with a background created with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.      

I picked a Real Red polka dot paper from the  12 X 12 Designer Series Paper Stacks.   Then I grabbed a bunch of Whisper White scraps and stamped a bunch of Real Red daises from the Grateful Bunch stamp set, and punched them out with the Blossom Bunch punch.   

I scattered the smallest of the three daisies onto the Whisper White portion of the card and layered the two larger daisies at the top of the card and accented each daisy with Basic Pearls.  


The sentiment label was created with the Special Reasons stamp set and cut with the Stylish Stems Dies. The sentiment is from the Sunburst Sayings set.  

I finished the card, looked at it, and kicked myself for the color I chose for the sentiment.  We have Memorial Day coming up in late May.  Using blue ink for the sentiment turns this card into a great, patriotic card for use in a few weeks.  I used Marina Mist on this final version and really liked how it turned out.  


Stamp:  Grateful Bunch, Special Reason, Sunburst Sayings (Sentiment)
Ink:  Real Red, Marina Mist
Paper:  Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories:    Stylish Stems Dies, Blossom Bunch Punch, Basic Pearls,  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Standard Cutting Pads, Stampin' Scrub, Stampin' Mist, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals

Clearance Rack items you won't want to miss

Don't miss the discounts on new items added this week to the Clearance Rack.  Clearance Rack items are retired products that are available at deep discount, and only available while they last.  See these items in the on-line store.  

Retiring items list 

Click here to place an order

Pick up any retiring items still on your wish list on my on-line store.  Items are already selling out.  Some are on sale up to 50% off.  As accessories sell out, they will no longer be available.  However, retiring stamps will be restocked until May 22 and then sold only while they last.  See the products retiring May 31.  

See the pdf Stampin' Up! Retiring List:  Download the U.S. Retiring list with catalog page numbers to help sort our your craft room shelves.   

Important Dates

Demonstrator can already download the new catalog.  Demonstrators who didn't attend OnStage, can access a down-loadable copy of the new June 1 catalog on line at the demonstrator-only website, and can place a demonstrator pre-order on May 02.  

April 13 - OnStage Online -Demonstrators will find many of the videos from the OnStage event available to view online. Get a peek at demos using new stamp sets posted at the OnStage Online link under Events on the demonstrator-only site.  This will help you decide which sets you'll want to order as part of your May 2 pre-order

May 02 - Demonstrators can begin placing pre-orders from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  You'll want to get your orders in so you can participate in demo-only swaps to have samples to show from the new catalog.    Sign up or re-sign up as a demonstrator now so you can order early and also order your new catalog merchandise at demonstrator-only discount prices.

May 31 - Last date to order retiring items from the 2016-2017 yearly catalog and Occasions catalog.  But don't wait as many items are selling out.  See Retiring Products here.

June 01 - New Stampin' Up! yearly catalog release date for customers. I'll send new catalogs to customers who have ordered from me during the past year to arrive in late May so you'll have the new catalog in your hands, ready to order June 1 when items from the new catalog are available.

November 11, 2017 - Salt Lake City - next OnStage event.   Demonstrators can begin planning now to attend the next OnStage event. Enjoy early access to upcoming catalogs, free stamps from the upcoming catalog, and order early with OnStage discounts only available to OnStage live attendees.  

November 2018 - Orlando - Stampin' Up! 30th Anniversary and OnStage events.  The 25th Anniversary in Salt Lake City was a blast, with more prize patrols than usual and special parties.   You won't want to miss the celebrations planned for the 30th Anniversary.    

Quick Links

- Download a free copy of the Occasions catalog
- Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping
- Order at a discount as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Sign up for $99 and get $125 worth of products in your starter kit that you select.  Then enjoy your future purchases at demonstrator discount prices of 20% to 25%.
Clearance Rack items - retired products at deep discounts -- while quantities last.
- Order current or previous Paper Pumpkin monthly craft kits



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