Annual Catalog Retirement

April 21-June 2, 2015 (or while supplies last)

Stampin’ Up! is saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog.  But you get an opportunity to order your favorites with discounts up to 50 percent off retail!  
Retiring products will only be available until June 2, or while supplies last, so now’s a great time to get them before they’re gone!   *Note: Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamps until May 26 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last). 
Check out this fun video featuring some of the retiring products.

Don’t miss out on ordering those retiring stamps and accessories you’ve always wanted.  Check out my online store to see the retirement list and order your favorite retiring goodies – Shop here 24/7.



Wacky Watercooler April Fools Blog Hop

Welcome to another fabulous Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!  It’s not what it seems.  Looks can be deceiving.  April Fools…that’s what this Blog Hop is all about.  It’s sure to delight you in what you see, or don’t!  

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Before we get started, I just want to remind you, this is a circular Blog Hop.  That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” person on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started.  You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button – if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post. The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs.

If you’ve been moving forward through the blog hop, you’ll just have seen the wonderful and fun creations by the one and only, very fabulous Stefanie Pletscher.

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This first project is playing peek-a-boo with you; in fact that is what the technique is called.  When looking at the card unopened you see flowers in the bud in the oval.  

Once you open the card the buds “disappear” and you see the flowers in full bloom inside the oval. It’s not what it seems!

You can find the instructions on how to make this fun card at Splitcoast Stampers.  It’s a fun technique to play with.

Here’s a video showing you how the card moves.

I made this next project using a technique that lends itself to this hop and is one that’s been around for a long time.  It’s called a magic card.  Using the Sheltering Tree stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I stamped the tree without adding leaves or blossoms and set it inside a circle cut from the Circle Collection Framelits.  The Painted Blooms designer series paper is the perfect compliment for the front of this card.    
BUT, this card is not what it seems…pull on the tab at the top of the card and you will discover there is more to the card…
April Fools!  Look at the beautiful tree decked out in Wild Wasabi leaves!  How fun is this?!? 

Something a little different, but a fun project to do with kids.

What is it?  It’s a flextangle and it moves.  A flextangle is made up of flexagons.  According to Babble Dabble Do, Flexagons are paper models that can be flexed to reveal hidden faces.  So I’ve made a flextangle using different stamps that are revealed as you rotate the flextangle.  A shout out and a BIG thank you to Babble Dabble Do for sharing such fun creativity!

Hoping this video helps you see how fun a flextangle is.


Here are a picture of another one I made.  I stamped the same image through out the paper, but varied flower colors.

This is a great project to do with kids.  Give it a try and smile today!

So there you have it!  I hope you liked my creations.  Please leave a comment to let me know you were here – I love reading your messages!

If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and would like to order any of the items I shared, please visit my online store here

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Your next stop will be with the awesome Jean Fitch, a fellow Oregonian from the Rogue Valley!  She is sure to dazzle you with her creations!  Just click the “next” button below to see what she has in store for you! Enjoy all your stops – I know you will be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by!

Like what you saw and want to create it yourself,

and you don’t have a Stamping Up Demonstrator

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