Saying Good-Bye…Part 1

It’s hard to say good-bye to some of my favorite items from the current catalogs.  Here’s a list of 5 of my favorite (non stamp) items that are on the retiring list…

  1. The Designer Series Paper Stacks

This was probably the biggest shock to me!  I love the DSP in the In Colors and different color families (Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles).  While I never mind when they change up the designs, I can not believe they are being retired.  I use these all the time (decorating envelope flaps, making bags and 3 D projects, card fronts, etc.)! As of today, the Brights, Neutrals, and In Color DSP Stacks are still available.  Get them while you can!

Favorites - DSP

Here’s a set of cards I made using the In Color DSP.  Click on the image to see the original post.


Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love set of Thank You cards

Embossing Folders

I love embossing folders.  You get a big bang for your buck with these (even before the discounted price)! They make it quick and easy to add depth and texture to your projects. Two of my favorites are retiring with big savings!

2.  Floral Affection Embossing Folder   SAVE 30%

Favorites- Floral Affection EF

Here’s a few cards I’e made using these embossing folders.  Click on the image to see the original post.

Stampin’ Up! Fun Fold card using Floral Affection Embossing Folder
Stampin’ Up! Floral Affection note cards
Stampin’ Up! 50th Birthday card using Floral Affection Embossing Folder, Large Numbers Framelits, and Number of Years Stamp set.

3.  Confetti Embossing Folder    SAVE 50%

This is a fun birthday or celebration folder to use.  So quick & easy!!

Favorites- Confetti EF

Here’s two cards I’ve made using these embossing folders. (I’ve made many more!!) Click on the image to see the original post.





Two of my favorite flower punches are retiring.  I love how quick & easy it is to punch and layer these flowers. What a deal! Check out these discounted prices!

4. Petite Petals Punch   SAVE 30%

Favorites - Petite Petals Punch

5.  Blossom Bunch Punch   SAVE 50%

Blossom Bunch Punch

Here’s a few projects I’ve made using these punches.  Click on the image to see the original post.

Stampin’ Up! Stylized Birthday card with Petite Petals Punch
Stampin’ Up! Fun Fold Birthday Card using Blossom Bunch Punch and Stylized Birthday
Stampin’ Up! Free Standing In Color Calendar Cards using Blossom Bunch Punch 

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More Happy Mail

Welcome to my weekend showcase! If you missed yesterday’s Happy Mail you can click HERE. Today I am showcasing some more cards I received from others over the last few weeks. I am blessed with family and friends!


Susan’s cards always bring a smile to my face! This card is her classic style…simple with a little twist.  I love how she adhered the sentiment.  The dragonfly is so versatile which makes this card great for any occasion.


WOW!  Kathy’s card makes a bold statement!  I never bought this stamp when it was available.  Or course now I wish I had it!  Wouldn’t this be fun to color with the watercolor pencils?!


I can feel the stress leaving my body when I look at  Margie’s card.  The beach is my favorite place! This card captures that calming effect. I love the matching envelope too! I have many people ask for masculine card ideas and this card could easily fit that bill. The High Tide Stamp set has lighthouses and some great sentiments! Check it out HERE.


I always love Lisa’s cards…simple with a little bling!  This card makes me miss the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. I am heading to Richmond next weekend for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage convention and we will get the new annual catalog (YEA!!).  I am hoping there will be some watercolor paper like this! What new item would you like to see in the catalog?  Leave me a comment and I will choose a lucky winner to receive some Happy Mail!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading everyone’s comments. Yesterday’s winner was…Lucky #3  HJ.  Email me your address and I will send you some Happy Mail!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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More Birthday Fun!

I absolutely LOVED reading the comments the other day with stories of your birthday memories. Thank you so much for sharing!!!  It just reaffirms my feelings on “gifts”…it’s not what you get, it’s who you spend your time with! My husband and I like to give our children a “birthday experience” each year.  Fads come and go but memories last a lifetime! And when you give an experience, everyone enjoys the gift! Many family vacations have been someone’s “gift”.

Speaking of gifts…Sharing handmade kindness is a gift from the heart! When someone takes the time to write a note inside a card and/or make a card, it is a “gift” in and of itself! I treasure the handwritten notes and cards from my kids over the years as well as those I’ve received from friends and family. I bet you do too!

The other day I shared some of the beautiful birthday cards I received.  You can see that post HERE.  Yesterday my blog was “hacked” by my daughter.  If you missed her post and the card she made for me, click HERE. Today I have a few more cards to share with you from some of my very talented stamping friends…


Nancy heat embossed this card and even punched the envelope flap. I love the extra protective piece she added to protect the card.  How clever!


Chris R.’s card is striking in black and pink with washi tape!


Chris did something I have never done before and I love it!  She stamped the inside on DSP.  I love her envelope too!

Ramsey added sparkle inside and out!


Ramsey knows I love adventures! It just so happens I am going on one today with my friend and upline, Susan Itell. We are taking a road trip and will be joining our friend, Roseanne, for an afternoon crafting adventure somewhere in Delaware.

It’s time to announce the winner of the birthday blog candy…Linda Schilling!

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How funny that she was # 13…here’s her comment:


  • Sounds like you did have a happy birthday I “held my breath” all day when I turned 13 on Friday the thirteenth – but nothing bad happened. Best birthdays are shared with family doing nothing really special except being together. Having grandkids makes it even sweeter


Linda, it looks like #13 is pretty lucky! Please email me ( your address and I will send my birthday party favors to you.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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