Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Retiring Stamps I am going to miss!! Part One...

In no particular order... and with a huge projects round up for you too... Just click on the project photo to go to that project for more details... and/or click on the product photo to go straight to the product in my Online Store...

And apologies in advance for the long post with so many photos... I originally planned to limit myself to 10 stamp sets... and then chopped that plan in half as I realised how many projects I had to share in a round up for the first 5 I had picked!

Mixed Drinks 
Gosh we used this one a lot!! And wouldn't be surprised if they make an outing again in the next few weeks as I focus on mens and boys creations for May classes....



And note the Bubble Over stamps and dies (for the bottles etc) are carrying over... albeit not as a reduced bundle from 1st June...
Mixed Drinks Photopolymer Stamp Set
Milestone Moments
Great for a different treatment of numbers for special occasions
Milestone Moments Photopolymer Stamp Set
Rose Wonder
Beautiful stamps... with some fabulous greetings... and wonderful dies too... Great for Super CAS cards ... or more dressed up! This has had a lot of use too... the greetings in particular becoming a bit of a staple around here... 

And if you want to pop Rose Wonder in the Search box down the Right hand side... then you will see even more!! These are probably about a third of the projects shared over the years....

Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set

Butterfly Basics
One of the All Time most popular stamp sets for requested use in classes... and for purchase. And I am not even a butterfly person... but I do so love those ferns! Coupled with the 2 co-ordinating butterfly dies sets, Butterflies and Bold Butterfly . Stamps available in photopolymer, wood and clear mount...

We may be here a while now!!! Oh phew.. I have found a round up photo for the biggest set...!!
Butterfly Basics Pop Out Swing Card (2)Butterfly Basics 21st Box Frame Card 006
And don't forget that (very sadly!) these Large Numbers are also retiring... both the Large Numbers dies and the Number of Years stamp set...


Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set

Watercolor Wings
Keeping all the Butterflies together... so as to allow a bit of a break in the Butterfly Basics project wall too!! Not many of my ladies that didn't purchase both of these sets... have to admit that butterflies are amazingly popular ...
And sadly the Brick Wall embossing folder & Fluttering folder used are retiring too...
Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp Set
And wow... if you are still with me... I think that is it more than enough of a round up for today!!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Little Picture Perfect Party Blowers...

You may need sunglasses for this one....

Simple little Narrow Notecard to make you - and the birthday girl or boy - smile...

Blowers and greeting care of the fabulous Picture Perfect Birthday... using Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party & Bermuda Bay... and a bit of fussy cutting...
Picture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set
Probably my most used stamp set from the Spring Summer catalogue...

Monday, 23 April 2018

Retiring List - So very sad to see these going!

Last-Chance Products
I have been asked by a few people to highlight products I am very sad to see going from the Stampin' Up! range... so I will attempt this over a few parts...

First up... some products that I know I will struggle to create without in the future ahead!! Call them my Top 10 of Retiring Must Haves! Not including any stamps...

Now most of my ladies already have most of these... but if not... please do think about ordering them now... as they will soon be gone... All still available now... but only while supplies last (or 31st May latest) And for my locals... I will be placing my next orders late tonight Monday, 23rd April and then 2nd May...

Just click on the product photo to go straight to the item in my Online Store...

Stamp A Ma Jig... 
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
What no stamp positioner to use with our Wood Mount stamps!! 

The new Stamparatus tool is brilliant... but it does not replace the Stamp A Ma Jig for wood mount OR for a one-off greeting... Whilst it will not disappear from use in my classes... life with your stamps at home will not be the same without it!!

And fellow demos... please feel free to add your voice to the Product Sandbox for this tool to continue... I know many of us have already...

Large Numbers dies
Large Numbers Framelits Dies
Most used dies in classes... and most used by my ladies at home too... what is a special card without shouting out the age or number of years after all!! And the Large Letters will still be available... so if you like to have everything matching... then please get them now...

And fellow demos... Sandbox!? Again many of us have already...

Hearth & Home dies
Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies
GULP!!! Personally my most creatively used dies over the years... a round-up post on these would be very long! Though may have to be attempted before they go!! In the meantime I have linked a few in the sentence below!!!

Not just for Windows (of all shapes & sizes) ... but also for Doors... and Fireplaces... and Wardrobes... and Gates... and iPads... and Tardis... and Telephone Box... and Chests of Drawers... and Super Extra Large Letters!! GULP AGAIN!! Very SAD face on here...

Love these ... and used these... so much... that I actually have 2... can't believe I am going to have to create for classes etc without them... Actually I think I may have to Sandbox again!! Though I think this one is a more personal loss!!!

Brick Wall embossing folder
Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Gulp again! Perfect for so many of my architectural and flowery creations over the years... and for those wonderful Graffiti cards for the men and boys...

Bow Builder Punch
Bow Builder Punch
So perfect for doing the bow-creating job it does... it will be so missed...

Glimmer Paper
Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper 6 x 6 (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
Now I didn't spot this one straight away... but suddenly I saw a few bulk buys going on!! Yes... the Glimmer Paper as we know it is retiring...

But not all is lost with this one... as there is an alternative coming... described as "thinner"... mmm time will tell... and I will keep you posted as and when I can... but in the meantime... feel free to stock up too... Gold and Clear (Dazzling Diamonds) still available... and the Myths & Magic multi-pack ... but Silver already all gone...

Bloomin Heart dies
Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies
Very special... and beautiful... making for easy cards for all occasions... and I know they are still on a few Wish Lists... 

Sweet & Sassy dies
Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies
Can't tell you how useful I found these recently... again make for super easy cards for all occasions... and I know they are still on a few Wish Lists...

1 3/8" Circle Punch
1-3/8" (3.5 Cm) Circle Punch
One of my very first Stampin Up! buys... and yes I know that there are dies... but they are just not the same as a punch when you just need to quickly punch and go! Mine is still in constant use every week...

Fast Fuse adhesive
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill
Whilst this is not my personal favourite... I know that there are a lot of you that are going to REALLY miss this glue system SO much... so please don't delay in stocking up if you have come to love it... Holder and refills still available for us in Europe... though not elsewhere in the world I believe...