Monday, April 30, 2012

4/30 Stampin' Up! Mixed Bunch by Elizabeth




One of my dear customers, Elizabeth Schwerm, shared this very fun card with us at our last Stamping to Share Card Buffet. Isn't it great? So many bright and cheerful colors. Makes me really wish we had Green Galore back in our product line for summer projects like this one. (Maybe the new In-Colors? I've heard some hints about some fun colors that will be introduced soon!!)

Today is the last day to get this awesome stamp set from the Occasions Mini catalog. We don't know "for sure" if it will make the new catalog, but I'm really wishing and hoping! Love that set!! Elizabeth's card is 5 1/2" square. It's a fun size and you can create a customized envelope to go with it now that we have our Simply Scored Diagonal Plate that works hand in hand with our Simply Scored Tool.

Stamping to Share Tip of the Day: Have fun with color today and let your day be brightened!! One of my favorite things to do is to look through a clothing magazine and let the colors inspire me. Oh, the pretty summer colors that you can find!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by my Stamping to Share blog!!

Stamps: Mixed Bunch (WM 125535, CM 125537),
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Daffodil Delight (119683), Green Galore - retired
Ink: Daffodil Delight (119667), Real Red (103133), a couple of retired colors . . . maybe Green Galore and Only Orange
Tools: Blossom Punch (125603), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), Paper Piercer to place the rhinestones (116631), Big Shot Machine (113439), 3 1/2" or so circle die and a textured folder
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

4/29 Stampin' Up! Mixed Bunch Wedding or Anniversary Card


I love the stamp set called "Mixed Bunch" featured in our Occasions Mini catalog. I just can hardly belive that catalog is almost to its end! The last days to order from it are just today and tomorrow! Can April 30 really be tomorrow? Wow . . . talk about time flying! But, I have my fingers and toes crossed that the stamp set Mixed Bunch and the coordinating Blossom Punch will make it into the New Catalog that debuts on June 1.

I cased this card with a few modifications from my friend Chat Wszelaki. My customers enjoyed making this card at my March and April card buffets.  They had a choice of sentiments as not only does it make a great wedding card, but many of my customers chose to make it as an anniversary option. I love that about the stamp set called Teeny Tiny Wishes . . . everybody gets to customize their wishes and with 24 wishes to choose from it's a win-win for everyone!
Stamping to Share Tip of the Day: See if your fancy brad will "take on" a rhinestone! I've noticed that a couple of the Antique Brad styles look really nice with the addition of a basic pearl or rhinestone.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Stamps: Mixed Bunch (WM 125535, CM 125537), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Baja Breeze (111352), 12x12 Patterns Stack in Neutrals (117157)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406)
Tools: Lace Ribbon Border Punch (122362), Blossom Punch (125603), Word Window Punch (119857), Paper Piercer to make a hole for the brad and to place the rhinestone (116631)
Accessories: Pleated Ribbon in Baja Breeze (125571), Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Two Way Glue Pen to attach the lace punch out (100425)

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

4/28 Stampin' Up! Bright Blossoms Center Step Fold Card



Early this month I had a "Five Fabulous Cards Class" and this Center Step Fold Card was one of the cards that my customers got to make. It was my first time to create a card like this and I did oops up a number of times trying to get it right. I think I finally have it down now after doing all the prep work for my customers! I meant to create a video. . . but honestly I've been too busy to make it so I decided to share the card without a matching video. Maybe down the road a bit when things aren't quite so hectic around here!

The stamp set is called Bright Blossoms, part of the Summer Smooches Sneak Peek. You have until April 30 to get the designer paper and the stamp set and then you'll have to wait until the new catalog comes out. The sentiments are from the Loving Thoughts set in the Occasions Mini, also coming to a close on April 30.

This is a side view of the Center Step Fold. Pretty neat, huh? I made the card so that it would fit into our Stampin' Up! 5 1/2" Square Envelopes . . . which are on the Retiring Accessories List. Hmm . . . I guess I had better order a few packs . . . I like that size even if it does require extra postage.


Stamping to Share Tip of the Day:  You can color your clear rhinestones with Sharpie Markers to a create a cute customized look for your cards. In this instance, I used a Red Sharpie and it added just the right amount of perfect to this card!

Have a great day and thank you so dropping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Bright Blossoms (WM 125495, CM 125497), Loving Thoughts (125843)
Paper: So Saffron (105118), Real Red (102482), Island Indigo (122923), Whisper White (100730), Summer Smooches DSP (125409)
Ink: Real Red (103133), Island Indigo (122937)
Tools: Paper Cutter to make the center step cuts (104152), Paper Piercing Tool to place the Rhinestones (116631)
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (119246), 1/8" Real Red Taffeta (119251)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), SNAIL (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Friday, April 27, 2012

4/27 Stampin' Up! 12x12 Daring Adventure Pages



These 12x12 pages use the stamp set called "Daring Adventure." They will be the second set of pages that my customers will create in May at my Open Scrapbook Club. (Details HERE.) I was inspired by a set of pages created by Denise Cox over at Stampin' Connection, our demo only website for ideas and inspiration. It will be so easy for my customers to make these pages because all it takes is 4 "3x12" strips of paper from the Well Worn Designer Series Paper pack. That also means that each set of pages will look a little different depending on which strips each customer gets. Two of the strips are glued down as is and the other two strips are torn in half lengthwise and adhered as shown. LOVE the torn edges!


 Here is a close up that shows the embosslit called Live Every Moment. It's only available while supplies last on the retiring accessories list. Same for the stars which are die cut from the Stars #2 die. Hmmm... and two more items I just realized are also on the retiring accessories list: Natural Hemp Twine and Well Worn DSP! Better get them while they can be gotten! lol!


And, a picture of the Journal Box . . . which also features a retiring item! The Jumbo 5/16" Neutral brads along with their  5/8" cousins are on the retiring accessories list, too. My goodness, we are going to be getting these pages done just in the nick of time before a lot of these items are retired.

Stamping to Share Tip of the Day: Use this layout to make the most of your coordinating packages of Designer Series Paper. You could use an entire package of designer series paper from SU and create twelve different pages all this quick and easy strip style layout.

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by my Stamping to Share blog.

Stamps: Daring Adventure (WM 122600, CM 122602)
Paper: 12x12 Soft Suede (124298), Crumb Cake (120953), Early Espresso (119686), River Rock (108640)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Live Every Moment Embosslit (123132), Top Note Die (113463), Stars #2 Die (113461), Stampin' Sponge (101610)
Accessories: Natural Hemp Twine (100982), 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo Brad (112534)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL (104332)

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

4/26 Stampin' Up! 12x12 Prom or Special Event Pages



This set of 12x12 scrapbook pages will be what my customers get to make at my Open Scrapbook Club in May. Click HERE if you would like more details about joining us.

I was inspired by a set of pages that my good friend Rachel Tessman created. Her pages were a little more vintage using First Edition DSP, Very Vanilla and shades of red, but I took the general layout that she had and recreated it with a striking combination of blue, white and black. I also added some Silver Glimmer paper which really adds bling - perfect for prom pictures or other special events. This layout is so easy to recreate and you could use whatever colors work well with your event.


The flowers are made with the Fun Flowers Die and at the very center of the flower you see a silver piece punched with one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. The leaves in Old Olive are punched with the Blossom Petals Builder Punch.

Stamping to Share Tip of the Day . . . The layer of glimmer paper below the top section gives the impression that it's a full layer. Actually, it's two strips that are only 3/4" by 12" long and they are shimmied up under the tasteful trim borders. It's a little tip that will help your glimmer paper go a lot further!

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by my Stamping to Share blog!

Paper: 12x12 Basic Black (124267), 12x12 Pacific Point (124285), 12x12 Whisper White (124302), Old Olive (100702), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Tasteful Trim Die (120893), Extended Cutting Pads (113478), Fun Flowers Die (121812), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Blossom Petals Builder Punch (121808)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini glue Dots (103683), SNAIL (104332)

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

4/25 Retiring Accessories List has Posted!



The Retiring Accessories List has posted and it's long, long, long!! You can see the PDF for it by clicking HERE. You will notice that there is quite a nice grouping of discounted items!! Since all of the decor elements items are retiring, Stampin' Up! has made a separate listing for them HERE.

All of the items on the retiring accessories lists are available only on a first come first served basis. If your wish list includes retiring accessories . . . I would NOT wait until the middle of May to place that order. Once the accessory listed is gone, it's gone!

A note about the ink pads. Stampin' Up! is not changing colors. They are bringing us a firm foam pad for our classic ink pads that will enable them to last even longer and provide better ink coverage. I'm really excited about that change!! Yeah, SU!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

4/24 Stampin' Up! Mouthwatering Post Cards



I wanted to make a set of vintage type postcards and thought it would be fun to use the Mini Occasions set called Mouthwatering in a vintage kind of way. I used Whisper White textured card stock . . . I love the way that looks when it is stamped with a bold image. The cherries are stamped with Always Artichoke and there is lots of sponging going on. I would not actually mail these post cards as is just in case the layers would cause problems so I coordinated envelopes with additional sponging and strips of designer series paper.


Here's another picture . . . unfortunately, the camera makes the card look "brighter" than it does in real life. I wish you could actually "see" these post cards . . . much more vintagey than on screen!

Stamping to Share Tip of the Day . . . use a bold image and stamp it on textured card stock. It gives that image a whole new look and feel.

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Mouthwatering (WM 125675, CM 125677)
Paper: 12x12 Textured Card Stock in Neutrals (121078), Always Artichoke (105119), Patterns Designer Series Paper in Regals (117154)
Ink: Always Artichoke (105219)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Labels Framelit Collection (125598) Stampin' Sponges (101610)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), SNAIL (104332)

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Monday, April 23, 2012

4/23 Stampin' Up! Party This Way



I'm a "Johnny Come Lately" to this stamp set. Why I waited so long, I have no idea! I actually earned it at Convention for sales or recruiting and then it sat on my shelf for a year . . . and then I waited almost another year before I decided to give it a try. Sale-a-bration 2012 was my kick in the you know what as it was one of the reward items that my customers could receive with a $50 purchase and I hadn't used it yet! Of course, now I like it . . . just as it goes onto the 2012 Retirement List. Whaa.

The thing I like the most about it is that the images in on the balloon stamp are a whole bunch of numbers . . . which coordinate perfectly with the number sentiment in the stamp set called Bring On the Cake. I wish I would have see the coordination of these stamp sets a long time ago, I'm sure if I had, I would have used it a lot more.


This is a picture of the inside sentiment. See how it coordinates with the balloons? So cool! When it's time to give this card away, you just color in the age of the person receiving the card. Really cute and super fun.

My Stamping to Share Tip of the Day . . . use a stamp set that you haven't used yet and when you do, see if it coordinates with any other sets you might already own. It will make you happy!

Have a wonderful day. I appreciate you. Thank you for stopping by my Stamping to Share blog.

Stamps: Party This Way (WM 118744, CM 120609), Bring on the Cake (WM 121899, CM 121958)
Paper: Early Espresso (119686), Patterns Paper Stack in Neutrals (117157), Sahara Sand (121043)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Tasteful Trim (120893), Extended Cutting Pads (113478)
Accessories: Basic Black Journal Pen (105394), Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

4/22 Stampin' Up! Bright Blossoms


This is another card I received in the mail from Cherie Manderschied, my fifth level up line for being in her Top Twenty Sales in March. It's a really neat card in that it opens about 2/3 of the way down . . . just under the flowers layer . . . similar to the way the card opened that I showed you yesterday. I had to tape this was down a bit for the picture as I couldn't get it to close far enough to show off the front of the card properly. The stamped flower images and the DSP is from the Summer Smooches line - our April Sneak Peek into the upcoming new catalog. The dots along the bottom portion of the card are from a soon to be retired stamp set called Borderlines.

Have a happy day and thanks so much for stopping by my Stamping to Share blog!

Stamps: Bright Blossoms (WM 125495, CM 125497), Borderlines (WM 122640, CM 122642)
Paper: Calypso Coral (122925), Lucky Limeade (122926), Whisper White (100730), Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (125409)
Ink: Lucky Limeade (122935), Island Indigo (122937)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Tasteful Trim Die (120893), Extended Cutting Plates (113478), 1" Circle Punch (119868), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

4/21 Stampin' Up! Sweet Cake



One of my up, up lines in Stampin' Up! is Cherie Manderschied. Actually I think I am in her fifth level! Cherie is so sweet and I always enjoy our visits when we bump into each other at SU events. One thing that I REALLY appreciate about Cherie is that she sends me cards!! When you rank as one of the Top Twenty Demonstrators for sales in her down line in any given month, you can count on her to send you a hand-stamped card. This is the card I received in February for January sales. I love to get cards from Cherie and I will share another with you tomorrow that uses our Summer Smooches product suite.

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Sweet Cake (WM 125490, CM 125492)
Paper: Island Indigo (122923), Whisper White (100730), Twitterpated DSP (125406)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (111836)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Edgelit Adorning Accents Die (125595), Adorning Accents Embossing Folder (125601), Heart to Heart Punch (119881)
Accessories: Island Indigo Baker's Twine (125575)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332), Stampin; Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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Friday, April 20, 2012

4/20 Stampin' Up! Perfect Punches & Word Play Graduation Card



It's graduation time and my customers are clamouring for ideas! Yikes . . . without an official graduation set in the current SU line, I'm forced to be creative! NOT! I found my inspiration from Stampin' Connection, a demo only website. The card I am showing you today was inspired by LeeAnn Greff. We will be making this card at all three Sunshine Clubs coming up in May. I like how easy it was to put together . . . but still very classy! Click HERE if you are interested in attending one of my Sunshine Clubs.


And . . . SU has a set called Word Play with the perfect message for our grads so the inside panel of the grad card was a snap!

Have a great day and I appreciate the fact that you took the time to drop by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Perfect Punches (WM 117022, CM 120516), Word Play (WM 120308, CM 120651)
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Cherry Cobbler (119685), More Mustard (100946), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Stars #2 Die (113461), Modern Label Punch (119849), Large Oval Punch (119855)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

4/19 Stampin' Up! Gnome Sweet Gnome



This is the last month of our Occasions Mini catalog and it could be your last chance to pick up something cute in a Gnome Kind of Way! We never know what will carry over into the new catalog from the Mini's and I can't tell you how many times I regretted as a customer and even sometimes as a demo when I didn't get a set from a mini in hopes that it would carry over. I don't make that mistake anymore! This cute set called Gnome Sweet Gnome has quite a fan base. You either LOVE him or NOT! I not only got THIS set, but I also got the corresponding word set called Gnomenclature to go with it. If Gnome Sweet Gnome ends up being retired . . . he doesn't have to worry with me. I will keep him!!

Have a great day and thank you for dropping by my Stamping to Share blog!

Stamps: Gnome Sweet Gnome (WM 126535, CM 126537), Gnomenclature (WM 127057, CM 127059)
Paper: Early Espresso (119686), Crumb Cake (120953), Basic Gray (121044), Whisper White (100730), Twitterpated DSP (125406)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406), Old Olive (102277), Pear Pizzazz (119784), Basic Gray (109120), Riding Hood Red (111836)
Tools: Blender Pens (102845)
Accessories: Pink Pirouette Marker for the cheeks (120969), Brights Flower Brads (119734)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), SNAIL (104332)

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

4/18 Stampin' Up! Bright Blossoms with Loving Thoughts Telescope Card



This is one of the cards that my customers got to make at a recent class. It's a Telescope Card. It's my first time to make one . . . but I've seen lots of examples of them before. They are actually pretty quick and easy to make . . . especially with the Big Shot Machine! This particular one showcases the stamp set called Bright Blossoms from the Summer Smooches Collection. The sentiments are from the Occasions Mini Catalog and belong to the Loving Thoughts stamp set.


This is the next view of the card . . . again a cute little flower from the Bright Blossoms set. And just look at how pretty that Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper is!! Wow! This green print is probably my favorite piece. I just love that burst of limeade color!


And finally, this photo shows the card completely opened up with another sweet flower from the Bright Blossoms set. What the photos do not show . . . and that I should probably mention is that I backed the circle of DSP with a circle of Lucky Limeade card stock. Not only did this make the middle circle piece more sturdy, but it also hides the bright orange paper that is on the other side of the DSP! I like to keep my cards coordinated . . . front and back!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Bright Blossoms (WM 125495, CM 125497), Loving Thoughts (WM 125843, CM 125845)
Paper: Lucky Limeade (122926), Very Vanilla (101650), Summer Smooches DSP (125409)
Ink: Lucky Limeade (122935), Island Indigo (122937)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Scallop Circle Die (113468), Clear Circle Die (114533), Scallop Circle #2 Die (113469), 3" Circle Die (122125), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (119860)
Accessories: In Color 2011-13 Marker Assortment (123002), Gold Brads (104337), Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon (122974)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals used just on the Dream piece and only the top have of the circle to give the ribbon room to breathe! (104430)

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

4/17 Making Bookmarks at the Rice Lake Elementary School Carnival


Rice Lake Elementary School held its annual carnival this past weekend. I have always donated a basket of crafting supplies to their Silent Auction and this year I asked if in addition to the Silent Auction gift, would they like to have my daughter and I help the kids with a bookmark craft. Above you can see some of the creativity by the kids. They picked their paper colors and did the stamping and Big Shot rolling. Kasey and I did their punching for them. We had a very nice afternoon creating and crafting with the kids and visiting with the parents.


Here is a picture of Kasey and I at our station. These little boys were quite talented with the stampin' part of it! Turns out their mom was a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!!

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Monday, April 16, 2012

4/16 Stampin' Up! Perfectly Penned Smooch Spritz with Quick Tip Video



I recently made quite a few Smooch Spritz cards featuring the stencil from our Summer Smooches April Promotion. You can see that post and video HERE. Please remember . . . the Summer Smooches stencil will NOT carry over into the new catalog so it is an April 2012 opportunity only. Well, getting back to those Smooch Spritz cards! I discovered that once I had the cards all made, I was a little disappointed that my edges were curling up just a bit. I found a way to solve that problem by running my completed card (ribbon and all!) through the Big Shot machine! Now I like the card even better than before as the Square Lattice embossing folder gives it fabulous, touchable texture! I did a quick how to video for you if you have questions about this process.

Have a happy day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!



Stamps: Perfectly Penned (WM 122890, CM 122892)
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406)
Tools: Summer Smooches Decor Stencil available in April Only (125626), Big Shot Machine (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976)
Accessories: Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz (125580), 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon (119261)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332)

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

4/15 Stampin' Up! has posted the 2012 Retired List!!



The Retired List from Stampin' Up! has been posted. You can see the PDF by clicking HERE. If you would like a sortable Excel Version of the list, please click HERE. If you have trouble reading the PDF file, I have a list right here in this post for you to use.

Have happy day and thank you for stopping by Stamping to Share!


Page - Item - Description - Price

16 122870 Turtle & Co. ESP FRA $19.95
16 122872 Turtle & Co. ESP FRA $14.95

18 122905 Bringing Baby $7.95
18 121175 Elebration $9.95
18 122917 Many Mustaches $9.95
18 122909 Triple Treat Flower $8.95
19 121428 Christmas Postcard $9.95
19 116816 Dasher $8.95
19 121315 Shalom $7.95
19 115554 Simple Snowflake $7.95
19 122907 Something for Christmas $9.95
20 114484 Elegant Thank You $6.95
20 117120 Elizabeth $9.95
20 121943 Handmade By $4.95
20 116978 Homemade $8.95
20 122911 Just Thank You $6.95
20 115552 Ribbon of Hope $7.95
20 120861 S.W.A.K. $5.95
20 118086 Tiny Teacup $5.95
20 124092 Young Vermillion $7.95

23 120837 Dark & Dreary $19.95
23 121151 Dark & Dreary $14.95
23 122555 Scaredy Cat FRA $19.95
23 122557 Scaredy Cat FRA $14.95
25 111574 House of Haunts $22.95
26 116576 Batty for You $23.95
27 116511 Grateful Greetings $36.95
28 116974 Studio Sketches $17.95
28 122222 Studio Sketches $13.95
29 115368 Falling Leaves $21.95

31 111780 Winter Post FRA $26.95
33 118734 Contempo Christmas FRA $15.95
33 120594 Contempo Christmas FRA $11.95
33 110384 Season of Joy FRA $26.95
34 120786 Holiday Happiness $14.95
34 120792 Holiday Happiness $11.95
34 116722 Tree Trimmings $14.95
35 116471 Sweet Season FRA $18.95
36 115438 Serene Snowflakes $20.95
36 118736 Welcome Christmas FRA $27.95
36 120597 Welcome Christmas FRA $19.95
37 116584 Jolliest Time of the Year $20.95
38 111648 Holiday Lineup $21.95
39 116588 Punch Pals $32.95
41 115448 Christmas Greetings ESP FRA $10.95
41 122700 Merry Winter $19.95
41 122702 Merry Winter $14.95
42 122685 Tidings of Joy ESP $19.95
42 122687 Tidings of Joy ESP $14.95
44 115372 Gifts of Christmas $18.95
44 115354 Scenic Season $24.95
45 122635 A Christmas Carol FRA $20.95
45 122637 A Christmas Carol FRA $15.95

46 117010 I {Heart} Hearts $26.95
46 118571 I {Heart} Hearts $18.95
47 122695 Valentine Love ESP FRA $19.95
47 122697 Valentine Love ESP FRA $14.95
47 118134 With All My Heart $17.95
47 118623 With All My Heart $13.95
48 121919 He Is Risen ESP FRA $18.95
48 121988 He Is Risen ESP FRA $14.95
49 117016 Messages for Mom $25.95
49 118580 Messages for Mom $18.95
50 115330 Courage $19.95
50 115992 Service & Sacrifice $18.95

53 122575 House & Home $18.95
53 122577 House & Home $14.95
53 121327 Now You're Cookin' $7.95
54 113256 Totally Tool $25.95
55 123085 Not So Seriously $33.95
55 123087 Not So Seriously $25.95
56 115022 Loads of Love FRA $23.95
56 115024 Loads of Love Accessories FRA $20.95
57 115197 Loads of Fun $22.95
58 121937 Take a Spin $28.95
58 122015 Take a Spin $20.95
60 116521 Sweet Centers ESP $29.95
60 120415 Sweetheart FRA $21.95
60 120780 Sweetheart FRA $15.95
61 117688 Something Sweet FRA $27.95
61 118589 Something Sweet FRA $19.95
61 120868 Sweet Snow Globe $8.95
63 122875 Under the Big Top FRA $25.95
63 122877 Under the Big Top FRA $18.95
67 111618 Crazy For Cupcakes FRA $23.95
67 118744 Party This Way FRA $15.95
67 120609 Party This Way FRA $11.95
70 116954 For Everything FRA $24.95
70 120459 For Everything FRA $17.95
72 115764 C Is for Cat $15.95
72 115784 D Is for Dog $15.95
73 117008 Friends Fur-ever $33.95
73 120504 Friends Fur-ever $25.95
73 117076 Tote-ally Tess $22.95
73 118595 Tote-ally Tess $16.95
74 114312 Peace Within $22.95
74 117036 The Nicest Things ESP $19.95
74 120531 The Nicest Things ESP $14.95
77 117030 Little Lambs ESP $22.95
77 120525 Little Lambs ESP $16.95
79 115456 Pendant Park ESP FRA $23.95
79 120012 Pendant Park ESP FRA $17.95
80 116976 Always Elegant FRA $14.95
80 120477 Always Elegant FRA $11.95
80 115466 Wedding Sweet FRA $25.95

85 122725 Little Princess ESP FRA $18.95
85 122727 Little Princess ESP FRA $14.95
85 122810 Nursery Times $19.95
85 122812 Nursery Times $14.95
86 113488 All in the Family $38.95
86 113494 Family Accessories $19.95
86 116964 Family Business $23.95
86 120471 Family Business $17.95
87 115217 Pony Party $20.95
87 120015 Pony Party $15.95
88 117020 Fox & Friends $18.95
88 118565 Fox & Friends $14.95
88 113738 Funky Four $14.95
88 120438 Funky Four $11.95
89 122273 Furry Folk $23.95
89 122306 Furry Folk $17.95
89 111556 Under the Stars $29.95
90 122805 Best Friends Forever $23.95
90 122807 Best Friends Forever $17.95
90 117080 Grunge Rock $20.95
90 120555 Grunge Rock $15.95
91 114403 Look Who's Turning $23.95
92 122540 Barnyard Buddies $16.95
92 122542 Barnyard Buddies $12.95
92 120159 Goal ESP FRA $11.95
92 120639 Goal ESP FRA $8.95
92 120161 Home Run $11.95
92 120642 Home Run $8.95
92 117064 Slam Dunk $11.95
92 120552 Slam Dunk $8.95
92 120157 Touchdown $11.95
92 120636 Touchdown $8.95
94 116966 Bear Hugs $13.95
94 118088 Beary Best Times $15.95
95 118052 Beary Best Friends $18.95
95 118050 Beary Nice Wishes $16.95
95 120823 Season of Hugs $25.95
96 122730 From Your Teacher $13.95
96 122732 From Your Teacher $10.95

101 116986 Homegrown $22.95
101 120486 Homegrown $16.95
101 116952 Uncharted Territory $19.95
101 120456 Uncharted Territory $14.95
102 111776 Season of Friendship $23.95
104 117040 In Wilderness $21.95
104 120537 In Wilderness $16.95
104 111542 Nature Silhouettes FRA $22.95
105 114411 Farm Life $21.95
107 118750 Friends Never Fade $17.95
107 120618 Friends Never Fade $13.95
107 117094 Ornate Blossom $9.95
108 111564 Flight of the Butterfly ESP FRA $31.95
108 113258 Trendy Trees $17.95
109 111672 Pocket Silhouettes FRA $18.95
110 117062 Awash with Flowers $39.95
110 120549 Awash with Flowers $27.95
110 113734 Fifth Avenue Floral $24.95
112 115360 For All You Do ESP FRA $28.95
113 111656 Inspired by Nature ESP FRA $23.95
115 116503 Autumn Splendor $20.95
116 111578 Flower Fancy $36.95
116 111710 Upsy Daisy FRA $18.95
117 122545 Paisley Petals $26.95
117 122547 Paisley Petals $18.95
118 121049 Butterfly Prints FRA $16.95
118 120738 Butterfly Prints FRA $12.95
118 118758 Growing Green $21.95
118 120624 Growing Green $16.95
119 117068 Cottage Garden FRA $18.95
119 120003 Cottage Garden FRA $14.95
119 113824 Greenhouse Garden $25.95
120 117042 Plant Hope $20.95
120 120540 Plant Hope $15.95
121 113224 Herb Expressions FRA $32.95
122 117038 Happiness Shared FRA $16.95
122 120534 Happiness Shared FRA $12.95
122 113826 Nature's Nest $22.95
123 115452 Autumn Days $23.95
123 120000 Autumn Days $17.95
123 117028 Every Moment FRA $17.95
123 120522 Every Moment FRA $13.95
124 122278 Flower Fest $27.95
124 122280 Flower Fest $19.95

128 117098 Notably Ornate FRA $23.95
128 120561 Notably Ornate FRA $17.95
130 117052 Out West $19.95
130 120543 Out West $14.95
131 113790 Oval All ESP FRA $16.95
133 122850 Frame It $25.95
133 122852 Frame It $18.95
135 116696 Have a Seat $15.95
135 120447 Have a Seat $11.95
135 118748 Timeless Treasures $20.95
135 120615 Timeless Treasures $15.95
136 116519 Charming FRA $19.95
136 125829 Charming FRA $14.95
136 121911 Clearly for You $23.95
136 121976 Clearly for You $17.95
140 116984 Style Beautiful FRA $22.95
140 120483 Style Beautiful FRA $16.95
141 122780 Floral Fillers FRA $23.95
141 122782 Floral Fillers FRA $17.95
145 115181 Extreme Elements $26.95
146 113490 Baroque Motifs $27.95
147 117690 Vintage Vogue FRA $23.95
147 118598 Vintage Vogue FRA $17.95
148 122640 Borderlines $22.95
148 122642 Borderlines $16.95
148 114964 From the Kitchen of $29.95

149 115223 Medallion $17.95
150 121279 Christmas Collage $17.95
151 113742 French Filigree $17.95
151 118533 Wonderfully Worn $17.95
152 115711 A to Z $9.95
152 115332 Dot, Dot, Dot $9.95
152 115709 Fine Flourish $9.95
152 122630 Good Grid $9.95 page 2
152 122625 School Lines $9.95
152 115707 Solid Stripes $9.95

154 114948 Curvy Verses FRA $23.95
155 124340 Party Time $18.95
155 124342 Party Time $14.95
156 122268 You're a Gem FRA $14.95
156 122270 You're a Gem FRA $11.95
158 122860 Sweetly Said $16.95
158 122862 Sweetly Said $12.95
159 111500 Full of Life $28.95
159 122022 Notes & Details ESP $26.95
159 122060 Notes & Details ESP $18.95
160 115068 Sincere Salutations FRA $23.95
161 114972 God's Blessings FRA $33.95
163 111664 On Your Birthday FRA $33.95
164 115070 Smarty Pants $18.95
165 119153 Inviting FRA $21.95
165 125030 Inviting FRA $16.95
166 116586 Many Merry Messages FRA $34.95
166 115060 Short & Sweet $17.95
166 113254 Three Little Words $13.95
167 111644 Heard from the Heart FRA $22.95
167 120006 Heard from the Heart FRA $16.95
168 116921 Four the Holidays ESP FRA $13.95
168 111700 Thank You Kindly

169 122835 Empire Alphabet Lower $31.95
169 122837 Empire Alphabet Lower $23.95
169 122790 Empire Alphabet Upper $31.95
169 122792 Empire Alphabet Upper $23.95
169 123070 Spencerian Alphabet Lower $31.95
169 123072 Spencerian Alphabet Lower $23.95
169 122785 Spencerian Alphabet Upper $43.95
169 122787 Spencerian Alphabet Upper $31.95
170 111610 Calendar Alphabet & Numbers $20.95
170 114401 Jayne's Type Alphabet $43.95
170 115358 Just Perfect Alphabet $19.95
170 115462 Monogram Sweet Alphabet $31.95
170 120272 Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower $31.95
170 120648 Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower $23.95
170 118722 Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper $31.95
170 120582 Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper $23.95
170 113684 Varsity Alphabet $43.95
170 113686 Varsity Numbers $24.95
171 118752 Broadsheet Accents $15.95
171 120621 Broadsheet Accents $11.95

172 116480 Special Date Wedding
Personalized Stamp $10.95
172 115464 Yours and Mine Wedding
Personalized Stamp $15.95
172 116632 Family Tree
One-Line Text-and-Image Stamp $14.95
172 116633 Family Tree Two-Line
Text-and-Image Stamp $16.95
1172 116634 Family Tree Three-Line
Text-and-Image Stamp $18.95
172 116635 Family Tree Four-Line
Text-and-Image Stamp $20.95
192 123682 It's Your Day ESP FRA $8.95
193 123686 Everyday Wishes $9.95
193 123684 You're Cherished FRA $8.95
N/A 111640 Happy Kwanza
(2010-2011 Carryover List) $15.95

Also all hostess sets in the current catalog will be discontinued

Gotta Get Some Summer Smooches? Order online HERE
30 FREE TRIAL of My Digital Studio!! Download yours HERE!
Start You Own Business Stamping to Share Have fun, get creative, and make money!
24/7 Shopping at my Stamping to Share Website - Earn hostess credit with orders of $150 or more!
Happy Stamper Rewards - Your loyalty earns free stamp sets!
Join me and have some Stampin' Fun! -
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