Friday, May 31, 2013

Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 Catalog is now live

  • New 2013-2014 Catalog is now live!
  • Stampin' Up! Color Refresh
  • Retired list available until June 3
  • Easy crafting with Paper Pumpkin membership program
  • Online class with class and 15 projects
  • Sample card with new Hostess set Morning Meadow
  • 25% off select MDS downloads & printed products until June 15

The new catalog is live now and you can begin ordering June 1! Check out the online version of the catalog now.

Visit the Clebrando Creatividad version of the new catalog.

Place your order through my on-line store.

You can download the catalog for free at the new Catalog Link above. My regular customers should have their free copy by now. You can order a hard copy of the new catalog.   Just add a copy to your order.  Single copies: $5.00; item 129855

Combine your order along with your digital downloads and earn free merchandise when your total order is $150 or more (minus tax and shipping.)

Also add products on the retiring list, with discounts on some items ranging from 25%, 40% and 60% off some digital items.  You can order from the retiring products list (while supplies last) until Monday, June 3.


Welcome the new Stampin' Up! colors to your Stamping Room

In many cases, welcome back some of your favorite in-colors from previous years!  I was so excited!  I had most of the new colors already in my paper supplies!  I never stopped using them because they were among my favorites.  I used them for my personal project.  Now I can use them for my blog projects as well -- and so can you! 

Since the last color renovation three years ago, Stampin' Up! has been watching colors closely and continually researches, surveys and monitors sales.  Stampin' Up decided now was the time for a small color refresh just as they promised they would do every three to 5 years.  As you bid farewell to 10 of our colors, you'll welcome back nine of your old In Color favorites, along with one new color.  The color families have also been rearranged a little to keep them on trend.    Without further fanfare, here are the new colors!

Smoky Slate is the new color; the rest of the refreshed colors are favorite In Colors from previous years.

Additionally, these are the In-colors for 2014.


You'll see the new 2014 In-colors in the new catalog, which are great additions to traditional products. You can also order the color swatches of the new In-Colors for your color Color Coach or order the new Color Coach (130118) with a card for every color in the Stampin' Up! collection. We bet you want those new colors for MDS too, right? Good news-the next time you're connected to the Internet, the software will add all seven new colors:

Add these cards to your Color Coach - 130120 - $2.50

    • Baked Brown Sugar
    • Coastal Cabana
    • Crisp Cantaloupe
    • Pistachio Pudding
    • Strawberry Slush

     I'll post some samples with these new colors over the next few days. 


    Retire list for the current catalog still know the drill

    Now that the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog is live, you have only a few more days (Monday, June 3)  to order from the retired list of current stamps and accessories. 

    Morning Meadow Hostess Set sample from the 2013-2014 Catalog

    Here's a card idea from one of the new hostess sets, Morning Meadow.  I can't wait to order the matching punch from the new catalog!  The smaller flowers are from Morning Meadow and until my order from the new catalog arrives, I hand cut the blossoms.  The larger blossom is punched using the Blossom Punch.  Then it was outlined with the White gel pen.

    Stamps: Morning Meadow (Hostess) (129678 - Clear; 129675 - Wood)
    Paper:   Whisper White; Basic Black
    Inks:  Black Staz-On
    Accessories:  Small Oval and Large Oval punches, Blossom Punch, White gel pen, Small pearls, Essentials (126187) Paper Piercing Pack

    To place an order for any of these items: Visit my Stampin' Up! Store

    For those of you wondering where I've been.... after a couple months of drama, I'm now back on track..and spent a delightful month playing with new catalog preview products

    Heart break ...and new joy...

    We lost our 13-year-old Sheltie after a 5 month battle with liver & gall bladder disease and, finally, he lost the use of his back legs...arthritis.  He was stoic until the end, and left such a large hole in our daily lives.  Dear Husband and I immediately began a puppy search to fill the hole.  After reading through hundreds of puppy listings and talking to numerous breeders, we found our new love, Cookie, an Australian Shepard.  She joined our family the week before I left for Brazil for a 3-city, week-long business trip.  She quickly bonded with DH while I was gone; and when I returned it was like a new love affair.  

    She's exceptionally bright and mastered potty training in 13-14 weeks.  She started obedience classes at 14 week and we're busy socializing our little Cookie to new experiences, other puppies, and different neighbors and other people.  At 18 weeks she learned to climb stairs to my craft studio so I've been thoroughly distracted as she learns what's hers and what's not hers to play with in my studio and office.

    This is Cookie during a recent vet visit.



    Creative?  But no time to stamp?  Not anymore!

    You love to craft, but it can be quite a process...choose a project, decide what supplies you need, gather everything together, then finally find the time to sit down and create.  Whew-- it can be a lot of work!  Not anymore!

    Stampin' Up!'s new membership program, Paper Pumpkin, makes crafting as easy as opening your mail.  When you sign up for Paper Pumpkin, the package arrive in your mail every month, and you'll love the fun packages that included everything you need (stamps, ink, paper, and accessories) except adhesives to create a fun, exclusive crafting project; everything from cards and journals to home decor and more.  Each project is designed to take approximately 30 minutes to create, and everything comes measured and cut. 

    I already do this with my cosmetics -- and I love the surprise each month of receiving my products without having to wade through catalogs trying to match up what I need.   What a time saver!  And if you ever decide to skip a month because your life is too full to craft, just log on before the 10th and change your setting to skip a month!  This is a fabulous way to have fun in a limited amount of time.  Sign up with your sister, mom or girlfriend and make it a girls night when you all receive your kits each month!

    The stamps and accessories in the kit are often exclusive, which means that the only way to enjoy these great products is to be part of the Paper Pumpkin magic!  Paper Pumpkin packages ship on or around the 15th of each month.  Paper pumpkin memberships are only $19.95 US/$24.95 CAN a month (including shipping).  Sign up at my Paper Pumpkin link.  Not sure?  Order our Try the Paper Pumpkin kit at my online store for $16.95 US, Item 132600. 

     Online class - download immediately!

    Learn how quickly and easily you can line up stamped images for precision placement, achieve the right ink coverage, combine images together exactly where you want them, and more!

    Class features the Show & Tell 1 and 2 Stamp Sets, and includes six lessons (Backgrounds, Building, Layering, Versatility, Gift Giving, and Memory Keeping), step-out photos, instructional videos, and instructions and supply lists for 15 projects. Available for download only.  Order "Seeing the Possibilities Online Class" Item #134532 for only $14.95 US

    25% off select My Digital Studio (MDS) Print products until June 15.

    With all the celebrations this time of year, it is the perfect time to capture the moments in photos, scrapbooks, flip books and other ways to preserve these precious moments.  Many of these My Digital Studio content and print product items are 25% off until June 15.  Digital content includes all ensemble, calendar, photo books, and digital content.   See it here. Print products include cards, tags, individual pages, photobooks, swatchbooks, and calendars.   See MDS print pricing here.   Awesome, right? 

    Check out the My Digital Studio Blog every Tuesday to download the new downloads.  Then visit my Stampin' Up! Store to order your favorite weekly downloads.  Be sure to watch for the free downloads Stampin' Up! offers from time to time.  It is a great way to build content for your My Digital Studio software.  Check out all the free My Digital Studio Free Downloads, here.

    Check the retired list for great deals on digital content discs from the current catalog.

    Well, enough news for one post!  Talk to you soon!


    Donna Ross
    Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
    Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:

    Sunday, March 24, 2013

    Sign up for a San Diego Trip Giveaway from Stampin' Up!

    • NEW This & That Product, plus a Trip Giveaway
    • Buy the This & That Bundle from the upcoming 2013-14 Catalog at 15% off
    • Celebrate Easter with this MDS download

    Check out the newest product introduced by Stampin' Up!..This & That.  AND  Sign Up on the Stampin' Up Facebook page for a chance to win a trip for two to San Diego.

    So, what is the This And That Bundled?

    Its a bundle that includes five This and That products from the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog that you can buy now for 15 percent off.  Offer good through April 30.

    Each of the items can be purchased separately using the item codes below.  Or purchase the Epic Day Bundle, item number 133350, and save 15 percent.  The bundle includes:
    • Epic Day This and That Journal (item 131268)
    • Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper (item 130814)
    • Remember This and That Rotary Stamp (item 130133)
    • Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers (item 131271)
    • Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape (item 131269)
    To place an order for all five products in the bundle, select item numbrer 133350 when you visit my Stampin' Up! Store

    Use it in so many ways!  Leaving the hairdresser?  Tuck your next appointment card right in with some washi tape or a cute envelope.  Girls' day lunch date or movies?  Stash the ticket stubs, add a snapshot of the girls, plus have each friend write her favorite part of the day. 

    Use it to capture your work out goals and journal your progress.  Sketch ideas for your next card layout while waiting for your dentist appointment.  Use it to carry a list of frequently purchased groceries by store as a reminder when you shop.  Or capture the funniest thing that happened to your today or something you're looking forward to tomorrow... so many ideas!  You'll want to get one for yourself as well as one to have on hand as a perfect last-minute gift for a sister, mother or friend.

    Here's a visual of what the Epic Day Bundle includes.  These items will be available in the upcoming 2013-2014 catalog coming out in May, but you won't save 15% if you wait.  So why wait?  I'm putting my order in now!  Click the image below for a closer look.

    Epic DayThis and That Bundle, Item 133350.  Save 15% on the bundler until April 30!
    Don't forget to Sign Up on the Stampin' Up Facebook page for a chance to win a trip for two to San Diego.


    Celebrate Easter with this My Digital Studio (MDS) software download

    Just what you need for Eater entertaining.  Versatile pieces can be used for egg holders, napkin rings, mini baskets, cupcake holders, name cards, table tents, framable, and invitations. 

    Colors:  Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Taken with Teal, Whisper White

    • This Easter Ensemble includes 5-page decor designer templates (8-1/2 X 11)
    • Double sided postcard template (5" X 3-1/2)
    • 14-piece SVG stamp brush set
    • 7 Designer Series Papers
    • 8 embellishments.
    To place an order, select item 133474 when you visit my Stampin' Up! Store

    What a fun time-saver while you're getting ready for the Easter holidays.

    Don't have My Digital Studio design software yet?  Take advantage of the new price reduction just announced last week.  My Digital Studio 2+ (now called just MDS) is only $19.95 US/$24.95CAN

    That's a US price reduction from $79.95 to $19.95 or a Canadian reduction from $99.95 to $24.95!

    The MDS software includes over $500 US / $650 CAN worth of digital content. What an incredible value at this new, lower price!. You can buy the software as a disc (item 130647) or a download (item 130646). 30-day FREE trial software still available. 
    Be sure to visit the MyDigitalStudio site to take advantage of the free video training and the user's forums. This will get you up and running fast!  If you are already an experienced user, take advantage of the forums to ask your more advanced questions or post your finished work.

    Then, visit Stampin' Up! every Tuesday for new downloads.  Stampin' Up! will even surprise you with free down loads, like the Free Birthday Construction Treat Template (Item 133423) or the Free Spring to Life March Wallpaper, (Item 133025) pictured below.  These are still available if you missed them earlier.  Just add the item numbers to your order form.

    One additional way to build your My Digital Studio content fast is to purchace content discs from the clearance rack for $1.00 each.   Content discs can sell for from $20.95, $23.95 to $26,95 depending on the content. So, hurry!  Quantities are limited and once they are gone, they are gone.  Right now you can purchase three discs on clearance.  Avant-Garde Collection DVD, October, December Whenever Collection DVD and Sweet Retreat Collection DVD. 


    Donna Ross
    Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
    Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    FINAL HOURS: Free Sale-A-Bration pick with $50 Order

  • Make and take project from Dallas Regional
  • FINAL HOURS:  Free Sale-A-Bration pick with $50 Order
  • Big Changes for My Digital Studio

  • This was one of the make and take's from the Dallas Regional.  I'm planned to save it for St. Patrick's Day, but my schedule has been so busy that Sunday got away from me.  So I'm posting it now.

    I hadn't really noticed this stamp set until we used is at the Dallas Regional in Feb 2013. (See previous posts for links to display boards from Dallas Regional)  This set is really growing on me!  It has some funky pieces that add variety to your projects.   This is a great card layout to get you out of a rut.  The Stampin' Spritzer and the circle template filled in with sponge daubers reminded me of how much fun when I first started stamping...oh so many years ago!  Sponge daubers are still one of my favorite tools.  So simple; yet so versatile.  This card looks like it has so many more layers than it really does. 


    Stamps: Clockworks(127290-W; 127292-C and it is also available as a digital download)
    Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Gray, Pool Party
    Inks:  Gumball Green, Pool Party, Basic Gray
    Accessories:  Circle punch, Pool Party Baker's Twine(125574), Naturals Designer Buttons (127554), Stamping Spritzer (126185), Sponge Daubers (102892), Cello tubes (filled with jelly beans)

    To place an order: Visit my Stampin' Up! Store

    Final Hours to earn FREE products for each $50 you spend.

    For every $50 you spend (minus shipping and handling), you'll select one of 19 FREE Sale-A-Bration products. Below is a sample of one of the selections you can pick. To see all 19 items you can select from, check out this link. Be sure to use your scroll button at the bottom of the page to view all the items available. Then start shopping digital downloads, stamps, kits, ribbon & trim or tools from the Stampin' Up! store. When you finish checking out, the store  will tell you how many Free products you qualify for and you can add these Free products to your order! Hurry.  Offer ends March 22

    Big Changes for My Digital Studio..begining with a lower price!

    My Digital Studio 2+ (now called just MDS) is now $19.95 US/$24.95CAN
    That's a US price reduction from $79.95 to $19.95  or a Canadian reduction from $99.95 to $24.95!

    The MDS software includes over $500 US / $650 CAN worth of digital content.  What an incredible value at this new, lower price!.  You can buy the software as a disc (item 130647) or a download (item 130646).  30-day FREE trial software still available. 

    You can download it by adding it to an order (item 130910), or as a stand-alone item.  Be sure to visit the MyDigitalStudio site to take advantage of the free video traning and the user's forums.  This will get you up and running fast!

    Then add to your MDS software each week with new Stampin' Up! Downloads, offered on the Stampin; Up! site each Tuesday.   Select from templates to stamp sets to 3D creations. 

    Then unleash your creativity as you customize cards, scrapbook pages, flip books, memory books or other digital items.  You can use the software to create blog headers and Facebook covers, greeting cards, scrapbooks pages, flip books for learning aid or gifts and you can print on your own computer or send your files electronically for professional printing.


    Donna Ross
    Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
    Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    Ideas to Stretch your Creativity

    • Ingredients for Creativity - By the Tide stamp set + ribbons
    • Fully Customizable Starter Kit gives you $150 worth of product for $99!
    What you make is up to you.  I couldn't agree more!  I saw this simple card in Stampin' Success this month (a magazine for Stampin 'Up! demonstrators) and I couldn't wait to make it -- because of its simplicity. It included all the ingredients for using my own creativity.  I copied the first card. Then I turned around and made 3 more -- each with a little twist from the original -- another sentiment, different ribbons, and different placement of the elements.  Quick, easy, ...and now I have four masculine cards ready to go.  

    Here's the original card -- well, not exactly, I mounted my card on Chocolate Chip.  The sample used only one base layer of Very Vanilla.  Instead of Very Vanilla, I've been on a Naturals Ivory cardstock kick, so my background card uses Naturals Ivory.

    Stamps: By the Tide - 2013 spring catalog (129117-w; 129120-c), Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Paper:   Chocolate Chip, Naturals, Ivory
    Inks:  Chocolate Chip
    Accessories:  1-1/4" Punch; 1-3/8" square punch

    To place an order: Visit my Stampin' Up! Store

    This is a great starter set if you are just getting started stamping.  The Dallas Regional had many card ideas using this set on display.  I posted some of the display board photos in my last post.

    Here are a few more samples made with this same stamp set.


    This card just scattered the 3 square blocks a little differently and used a different sentiment Stamp from Blooming with Kindness (126422-c).

    Here's all 4 of the card together.  Click for a larger image.

    Next are the final two close ups of the alternative cards.  I love the ribbons on these final cards.  Most ribbons on cards are a little too feminine for a masculine card.  However the two I used are perfect for male cards. 

    This card uses the 7/8" Cotton Ribbon (127844) ... a carry over from the Holiday Catalog that we can still purchase using the item number above.  You can also find it in the back of the Spring Catalog.  The Hello sentiment is from Lacy & Lovely (122887-c)

    This card uses the 7/16" natural trim ribbon.  It looks like burlap, but it's made of flax and cotton.  The Thank You sentiment is also from Lacy & Lovely (122887-c)

    Fully Customizable Starter Kit gives you $150 worth of product for $99!

    If you are placing an order for ~$100, consider this.  You can become a  hobby demonstrator, and order your entire order as a "Starter Kit", plus, until March 22, the end of Sale-a-Bration, you’ll get 25% more products for FREE in your Starter Kit!  That's ~$150 worth of merchandise for $99!  Find out more and take advantage of this limited-time offer.
    As a hobby demonstrator, you place your future orders at a 20% discount; 30% off your first order as a demonstrator.  Plus, with Stampin' Up!, you have access to not only all of the card samples and 2,000+ videos on Stampin' Connection, Stampin' Up! hosts additional regional events, yearly Conventions and on-line tutorials and free training that will quickly grow your Stampin' skills.  So shop today to take advantage of this special.

    To place an order: Visit my Stampin' Up! Store


    Donna Ross
    Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
    Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    Dallas Regional Wrap-up

    • Photos from Dallas Regional
    • My Digital Studio Dallas Regional Page
    • Free My Digital Download
    • Easter Project - swap from Dallas Regional
    • Sale-A-Bration - Spend $50; Get a free product

    Saturday, Feb 16, I drove from Houston to attend the Stampin' Up! Dallas Regional Event. Six hundred Stampin' Up! demonstrators and guests decided to join me there! I didn't realize how much I needed a break from my daily routine --which doesn't include enough time in my stamp loft.  I returned refreshed and inspired by the new techniques and project ideas! 

    Click for larger image.  These were some of the ideas from the stage and display boards.

    I used the Comfort Cafe Designer kit in My Digital Studio software and created a couple of pages to share some of the many, many inspirational presentations and display boards at the Dallas Regional.

    Shelli, Stampin' Up! CEO, demonstrated, New Table Friends, and great project ideas

    Here are a couple of the display boards from around the ballroom. 

    Click for larger image.  Product Displays from the Spring Mini Catalog
    One of the many display boards.  Click for larger images

    Another display board of some of the swaps at Dallas Regionals.  Click for larger image.
    If you want to see more, visit my Meetup site. I uploaded all my photos from the Dallas Regionals. Look under the Photos link on the site. There I have close ups of many of the cards on display.

    FREE Label Download to Organize your scrap room for use with My Digital Studio design software. 

    There is a Free download for My Digital Studio available right now...Don't miss it!.  Item number 133267.   The download includes:
     - 5-page decor designer template (8-1/2 X 11")
     - 88-piece SVG stamp brush set

    Use this free download to organize your craft room with all the Stampin' Up! Colors (even the retired ones).  Then mark your calendar to see what's new each Tuesday when Stampin' Up! releases more weekly downloads.  Inspiration and help are available in Forums, with samples and plenty of videos to show you how to use My Digital Studio step by step on the site

    To place an order: Visit my Stampin' Up! Store

    One of 5 free pages with this MDS Download.  Item 133267 

    I also made a few swaps to take with me to the Dallas Regional. 

    I'll share some of the swaps I received in return over the next couple of weeks.  I used the images from the Everybunny stamp set from the main catalog.  I got it too late to use last year, so I very happy it was in the 2013 catalog and I could use it this year.

    Stamps: Everybunny (122705-w; 122707-c)
    Paper:   Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper Stacks In-Color Patterns, Cherry Cobbler
    Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, the matching flower stamps
    Accessories: 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon (Melon Mambo) 129293 from the Spring mini catalog, Raspberry Ripple Dahlias (127556); 2-1/2" Circle Punch (120906), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle (118874), Fancy Fan Folder (127751), Labels Collection Framelits (125598), Cello bags, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits (126999), Big Shot Die cutting machiens and cutting plates;

    To place an order: Visit my Stampin' Up! Store

    Have a party; earn free gifts.

    Buy again to earn even more free products.  Even if you purchased last month and earned free products, you can buy again and earn more free products.  For every $50 you spend, you'll get to select one of 19 FREE Sale-A-Bration products.To see all 19 items you can select from, check out this link. Be sure to use your scroll button at the bottom of the page to view all the items available.
    Have a little party of your own to get more free stuff for hosting.

    Sale-A-Bration-exclusive products will be gone for good after March 22 (except for the Petite Curly Label Punch), so place your order now!

    To place an order: Visit my Stampin' Up! Store


    Donna Ross
    Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
    Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:

    Saturday, February 02, 2013

    Hearts A Flutter Valentine Bundle - Saves 15%

    • Wide-ribbon Valentine
    • $1 content disc clearance for My Digital Studio design software
    • Two new single stamp assortments - available until March 31, 2013 

    I've missed wide ribbons so much!  I'm so happy that the Stampin' Up! Spring catalog has two 1-1/4" two-tone ribbons.  My Valentine's card today shows the Pink Pirouette/Rose Red 1-1/4" Two-Toned Ribbon.  Loved the ribbon with the More Amore Specialty designer series paper.

    The heart-shaped elements was cut apart.  All the shape elements are popped up on Dimensionals.  This was so fast and easy, I'm going to make a bunch more!  You can too -- at a 15% saving for the Hearts a Flutter Bundle that includes the stamp set and the Framelits Dies.  Order the bundle # 131097

    Stamps: Hearts a Flutter (cut apart) (129252-c; 12924-w), You are Loved (123779-c; 123777-w)
    Paper:   Cherry Cobbler, Naturals Ivory (101849)
    Inks:  Cherry Cobbler
    Accessories:  Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies (130159),  Pink Pirouette/Rose Red 1-1/4" Two-Toned Ribbon, Windows Frames collection Framelit Dies (129021), Dimensionals, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and cutting plates.

    To place an order: Visit my Stampin' Up! Store

    Unbelievable $1 offer --Build your content for My Digital Studio

    From now until February 12 (or while supplies last) you can get your hands on any of these content discs for just $1. That's not a typo--they're just one buck. That means that you can quickly grow your My Digital Studio content library--it won't break the bank.
    • Avant-Garde Collection DVD (item 125841)
    • Cheerful Treats Digital Content CD (item 124237)
    • Express Booster Pack DVD (item 124889)
    • His & Hers Collection DVD (item 125842)
    • October, December, Whenever Collection DVD (item 124485)
    • Simple Snapshots Content CD (item 127185)
    • Sweet Retreat Collection DVD (item 125840)
    Since the discs are on the Clearance Rack, they must be purchased via demonstrator or online order. Go get yours today.  

    Haven't tried My Digital studio digital designing software yet?  This is a perfect time to try the free 30-day trial of the basic software.  Adding these $1 discs from the clearance rack will give you a great way to test the power and creativity of this software!!  with all the on-line video demos on the My Digital Studio site, you'll be up and running in no time!

    Single Stamp assortments -- Available only until March 31

    Check out these great stamp values.  Purchase these Single Stamps for a short time only!  Perfect for the upcoming Spring holidays and Celebrations.

    Single Stamps -- Assortment 3.  Available until March 31. Purchase Block E separately

    Single Stamps, Assortment 4.  Limited-time offer until March 31,2013.  Order either Block D or E separately

    Order Single Stamps from my on-line store today.


    Donna Ross
    Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
    Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

    Getting creative with Valentine stamps

    • More Cellophane Treat Bag ideas
    • Free Sale-A-Bration products for every $50 you spend
    • Dallas Region - February 16 -- Just 6 more days to sign up 

    Today I'm going to show you how to use alternate stamps to make the same project I showed yesterday.  Yesterday's post showed a treat sample using a stamp that was one of the Single Stamp Specials and was offered only for a limited time.  You can make the same Valentine project with many different stamps.  I pulled from current sets and retired sets.  You could also create images from your digital downloads and make hybrid projects (tradition and digital images).  Don't miss out again!.  Get these new single Stamps today, while they are still available.  

    Here are some additional samples of the Cellophane treat bags using the same color combinations, die cuts and ribbon as I used for yesterday's project

    Click for larger image

    My original project used the Love Stamp, (132334) one of the limited time-offered Single Stamps, It also used the Hearts a Flutter Stamp set (w-129249, c-129252) from the Spring Catalog.  That's the sample on the far left. 

    I checked my own stash of stamps.  I admit, I haven't been good about getting rid of all my old stamps, so I found not only current stamps, but also a few retired sets that all work well with this quick and easy design.

    Click for larger image

    First the current stamps:  The sample on the left uses You are loved (w-123777; c-123779) from the main catalog,  Hearts a Flutter (w-129249- C129252) from the Spring catalog, and the sentiment is Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I also used the Modern label stamp from the Affection Collection set from the Holiday mini (no longer available), but the sentiment would look just as good stamped and punched with the modern label punched and the edges sponged with Cherry Cobbler.  I used the heart punch on the heart stamp from the You are loved set to get the shape and size I needed for this design.   I'm really pleased with how this one tuned out.

    The sample on the right uses the another stamp from the You are loved set from the main catalog, and Hearts a Flutter. from the Spring mini  One tip on this sample... I cut the Hearts a Flutter heart apart and let some show on the bottom and some show on the top of the "Love " label.

    Click for larger image

    Next - retired stamps:  If you're stamping on a budget, a great place to find bargain stamps is in the Clearance Rack.  Stampin' Up recently starting offering retired stamps along with their retired papers and accessories.  Look for the P.S. I love you set (w-125460) and order it from my Stampin' Up! store today to finish your Valentine projects.  The sample on the left uses the heart from P.S. I love you.  The sample on the right is the same except I added  the "Love" sentiment from Affection Collection set (127946).  I love how you can mix and match stamps from different sets, from different catalogs and even from different years and still come up with great - looking projects.  So what are you waiting for?   Get creative!  Dig out those old sets and mix them up with your new sets.  You'll be surprised at how creative you can be once you get started.  Need more sets?  Place an order today to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration specials going on now.  read more below.

    Stamps: See above for stamps used with each sample
    Paper:   Cherry Cobbler, Naturals Ivory (101849)
    Inks:  Cherry Cobbler
    Accessories:  Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies (130159), Windows Frames collection Framelit Dies (129021), 7/8" Cotton Ribbon (127844), Raspberry Dahlias (127556), 1" X 8" Cellophane Bags (124134), Fancy Fold Impression Folders (127751), Heart Punch, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and cutting plates.

    To place an order: Visit my Stampin' Up! Store

    Shop today and earn FREE products for each $50 you spend.

    For every $50 you spend, you'll get to select one of 19 FREE Sale-A-Bration products. Below is a sample of one of the selections you can pick.  To see all 19 items you can select from, check out this link.  Be sure to use your scroll button at the bottom of the page to view all the items available. Then start shopping digital downloads, stamps, kits, ribbon & trim or tools from the Stampin' Up! store.  When you finish checking out, the store (the strore needs a clever name--what shall we call it?) will tell you how many Free products you qualify for and you can add these Free products to your order! 

    Stampin' Up! Dallas Regional Event - Feb 16 - for demos & their guests

    Have you signed up for the Dallas Regional Event -- Feb 16?  Demos, retired demos, customers, or crafters are all invited.  Guests can register through their demo.  Please contact me if you are interested in attending.  Sign up ends January 30.  Read more about what happens at regional events in yesterday's blog post. 


    Donna Ross
    Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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