2017 Clearance Retirement List, 3D projects, Blog Hop, Framelits, Fun Fold cards, Paper Bags, Retiring Products 2017, Soft Subtles, Stampin' Up

Mother’s Day Blog hop, Stampin’ Up! April

Hi stampers! Welcome to our Stamp It demonstrators group Mother’s Day blog hop!

I would love to say I was prepared, but this is another project, strike that TWO projects I created for this blog hop…….AT THE LAST MINUTE. Insert sad face here 😦 it seems I cannot get my behind in gear these last few weeks, however this is a testament that you can create absolutely anything , and a quite beautiful anything with minimal effort. That is what is so wonderful about all of the Stampin’ Up! products: they coordinate and compliment effortlessly, blend with each other beautifully, and keep your stress levels to a minimum :-D.

I did find the gift bag idea in the 2016-17 Annual catalog and  came up with the card inspiration from Pinterest. BUT the color combo was all on my own. It is such a pretty combo and even though we have the retirement list that came out, and the 2015-17 In Colors that are retiring, at least we still have POOL PARTY right!?!?!? If we could bring back Coastal Cabana, I may never leave my stamp room.

I did videos below for both projects, but I will still give out a quick instruction for each, and as always the measurements for the card!

Just a few notes, the 2016-17 Annual catalog retirement list is going and fast….so make sure you get what you want before the price goes up……..on eBay that is:/

The NEW 2017-18 Annual catalog will be coming to a mailbox near you very soon, and if you don’t have a demonstrator, feel free to drop me an email with your full name, and mailing address and I will send you one free of charge.

The Occasions catalog will be coming to a close as well on May 31, 2017, OR while supplies last. Please get what you have been waiting for now, once it is gone, all I can do is cry with you and pat your back 🙂


As always be sure to follow all the way through the hop and see all the beautiful cards, these ladies have created, and while you’re there, leave a comment, along with your name and #stampitcontest to bantered to win the super pretty Watercolor Wishes Kit!


Until next time…..Stay Crafty!!



Card Base: 4 1/4″ by 12″ card stock base ( I used Kraft card stock)

Layers: Whisper White

Butterfly: Pool Party

On the 12″ side, score at 2, 4 ,8 & 10″, then turn and line up the 4 1/4″ side edge  at the 1″ mark, and score from 2″ to 10″ ( in-between the score lines), flip and repeat on the other side.

You will then do a mountain/valley fold  for an”M” shape to the card when it stands up.

You will need five pieces to layer and I did them in  Whisper White

Two measuring  7/8″ by 3 7/8″

One measuring 1 7/8″ by 3 7/8″

Two measuring 1 7/8″ by 3 3/4″


Gift Bag: Glassine gift bag

Layer: Whisper White

Butterfly: Pool Party

And the winner is……..Congrats to Pauline Vaughn, she won last months blog hop prize!

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Next month maybe it will be Y O U !

Leave your first and last name, a comment of course and #stampitcontest to be entered to win! One entry per person  on each blog hop page.

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138816 Butterfly Basics stamp set

143080 Everyday Hero

137360 Butterfly Thinlits

141700 Glassine bags

138315 Kraft Tag A Bag

135826 PetiteCafe Gift bags

133694 Kraft card stock

122924 Pool Party card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

126982 Pool Party ink pad

126975 Crumb Cake ink pad

131180 Pear Pizzazz ink pad

120907 Decorative Label Punch

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

143263 Big Shot

139684 Precision Base Plate

140603 Die Brush

113475 Cutting pads

104332 Snail Adhesive

104430 Dimensionals

118491 Clear block bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist

126189 Paper Piercing Tool

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2017 Clearance Retirement List, Clearance Rack, Retiring Products 2017, Stampin' Up

Stampin’ Up! 2017 Retirement List, Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampers!!

I am freshly back from the Stampin’ Up! convention in Richmond VA. I had a blast along with my fellow Team Stamp It demos. I got to meet a bunch of them for the very first time! We were even able to do a little Facebook LIVE on Sunday to showcase some cards and I got to stamp with the One and Only TAMI WHITE!!!!

How lucky was I?!?!? Very very lucky, that is how I feel anyway. Her cousin Kim invited us back to do a little crafting on our way back up 95 N to go home. It was a super fun pit stop, and I look forward to doing it again 🙂

If you have been living under a rock, then you may not have heard that the New 2017-18 Annual catalog will be released soon, and along with that comes the news of the 2016-17 Annual catalog Retirement list:  insert sad wah wah noise here ( I know you just did it in your head ).

I will again give out my best advice as I did with Sale A Bration ( hopefully you’ll listen this time) GET IT NOW……eBay is such a bitter pill to swallow. There are things that WILL sell out on the list. They will SELL OUT TODAY. I really just want my point across and I don’t mean to shout. I just would hate to see you waste your money, when you can save it for new stuff in the new catalog when you get it!

See, I love you and only want to help your wallet/crafting addiction. Trust me I have a problem too, but I love my problem too much to give it up 😉

Here is a link to the 2016-17 Annual Catalog Retirement List.


One piece of advice, I am sure everyone is trying to get on line at the same time , so please be patient, and I am saying a little prayer it will load for you 🙂

Stay tuned for lots of Goodbye to certain stamp set posts in the next few weeks!

I am well aware I will be bidding a sad, sad farewell to a few of my very favorites.

Stay tuned to Facebook and YouTube LIVE as I will do my best to post a few more in the next weeks, to give you up to date info as I get it.


As always, thank you for reading, following, liking and encouraging me along this Stampin’ journey…….I mean this with all my heart, I would NOT do this , if it weren’t for all of Y O U!!


Love to you all



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