Last Chance – Retiring Product List

Last Chance Retiring Stampin’ Up! Products are now available!

Stampin’ Up! has announced the 2019-2020 Annual & January to June, 2020 Mini Catalog retiring products! These products will be available until June 2, 2020 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! 

You can download a copy of the complete Annual Catalog Last Chance Product List here or click on the image above.  These products are available until June 2nd or while supplies last, so pick your favorites and don’t hesitate!

You can download a copy of the complete January to June, 2020 Mini Catalog Last Chance Product List here, or click on the image below.  These products are available until June 2nd, or while supplies last, so pick your favorites and don’t hesitate!

So, grab your highlighter, your catalogs, (or, you can click on the catalog image in the sidebar of this post to download the catalogs) and start your wish list for your favorites!  In the meantime, I’ll be showcasing a few of my favorites in upcoming posts.

Be safe and be well!
Hugs to all!


Stampin’ Up!’s Retiring Products


Starting today and running through May 31st, you can purchase any item on Stampin’ Up!’s Retiring Product List at discounts up to 50% on selected items.  In addition to the discount, you can earn Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying order.  Click on the image above to get the details on all of the retiring products or click here to download a PDF Version of the Current Retiring List.  Hurry, these supplies are limited and will be available while they last.



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Check back in tomorrow for some retiring product inspiration.


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PPA288 – So Sweet



Today’s post is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.  Amy’s sketch is simple and sweet, so I made a simple and sweet card!


  • I just got the “Honeycomb Happiness” stamp set (a free Sale-A-Bration reward for me), and went straight to the ice cream cone.
  • The patterned paper is from the “Cherry On Top” Designer Series Paper Stack and it was a perfect fit for the stamp, so I followed the sketch and in no time my project came together.
  • I stamped the ice cream cone in Tip Top Taupe ink and sponged in some Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe ink.  It’s been a while since I pulled out my sponges, and I was glad I did.  I was able to get just the right amount of color into the image quickly and easily.


  • After a little fussy cutting, I attached the image to the cropped circles with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals… which, by the way, are on almost every card I make, and added my sentiment banner.

So, pull out some pattern paper, grab a “sweet” stamp, sponge a little ink and create something fun to link up with the Pals.


PPA286-Flowering Fields for the PPA

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Here’s another fun project for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge featuring a very cool sketch from Linda and some very cool products from Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration.


  • This sketch inspired me to go straight to my patterned paper.  I chose Wildflower Fields from Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration brochure. It’s FREE! with a $50.00 product purchase and it’s gorgeous.

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  • Once I chose the pattern, I knew I would use Sale-A-Bration’s “Flowering Fields” stamp set… a perfect match to the DSP.  The sentiment stamp is from another Sale-A-Bration set called “What I Love”.  I thought the sentiment font worked perfectly with the lines of the flower.
  • And what’s a card without a little bling… I couldn’t resist adding just one opaque white sequin from the Metalics Sequin Assortment from the Annual Catalog.


  • I gave my stamped image just a little color with a Blender Pen and Hello Honey and Old Olive Classic Ink Pads.
  • I used another coordinating stamp for the inside of my card and a coordinating piece of patterned paper for the envelope liner.

So, grab your favorite DSP, match up a stamp or two and create something pretty to link up with the Pals.



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Dream, Celebrate & Go Wild!

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When I first looked at Stampin’ Up!’s new Occasions Catalog, I put a big star next to this stamp set “Enjoy the Little Things”.  It’s fabulous and I promise you this won’t be the first time you’ll see it in my posts.  There’s a variety of fonts and a few little background stamps… very versatile and sure to be another favorite “Stampin’ Staple”.

So, let’s get to today’s project.

  • I needed a masculine card and I wanted to use the “Go Wild” DSP Stack because I knew I was going to use the “dream BIG” sentiment stamp and I also knew it was going to be stamped in black. (I decided that while I was cooking).
  • I cropped my Basic Black layer and added the arrow patterned paper. I was determined to use “dream BIG”, but my dilemma was how. Once I saw the wide striped patterned paper in the Stack, my problem was solved…  I would create my own DSP for another layer!  This little creative exercise was actually fun. So, my new “Debbie’s Special Paper”, or DSP was born.

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  • Since I already used my sentiment stamp for my new DSP, I needed a sentiment stamp for the card and “Celebrate Today” worked nicely.
  • On went my sentiment banner stamped in black on a little slice of the patterned paper.
  • A Whisper White Candy Dot and my lined envelope finished this project nicely.

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Below are the dimensions for the layers:

  • A Standard A-2 card base (5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″)
  • First layer is 5 1/4″ X 4″
  • The second DSP layer is 5″ X 3 3/4″
  • The DSP (Debbie’s Special Paper) layer is 5″ X 1 3/4″
  • The sentiment banner is 2 1/2″ X 5/8″
  • I attached the vertical DSP and sentiment stamp to Basic Black card stock cropped slightly larger.

So, grab a great stamp, crop a slice of simple patterned paper and create your own DSP for your next project.


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