Watercooler Wednesday #114

Middle of the week. You know what that means. Time for a Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

Penny is our host. She chose some wonderful colors –

I stared at them for a while. I just pulled out my inks and a stamp set. I went with a favorite that will be retiring –

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I created a simple ‘Thanks’ card. Really, is there any other type of card for me to create? 

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My flowers were all randomly stamped. Followed by the nicely inked up centers! I like the contrast of the Calypso Coral words. And, of the course the addition of the bow. These have become my favorites!

I hope to have inspired you to join up with our challenge this week! You can see the other design team cards on our blog, Watercooler Wednesday!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Perfectly Wrapped
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White
  • Ink – Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo
  • Other – Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Retro meets Hey Chick!

It’s Tuesday and time for a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge!

We are starting off the year with this inspirational idea –

Challenge #304.  Optional Theme : Old and New

Well……I have tons of old stuff – check!

And……I have new stuff in from Stampin’ Up – check!

Combine the two, and this is what I created –
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Pretty cute, huh?

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I checked – or should that be I chicked – all the boxes in creating this card?? The chicken is from a new Sale-a-Bration stamp set and I used old, retired products, Love Letters DSP, and Riding Hood Red card base.

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I even made a matching envelope liner (using up that DSP!) and a coordinating inside panel to write on! It’s so pretty! And, it will any any chicks day!

You should join our challenges over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday! You can even join us on Facebook!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

May Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the May edition of the Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

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This month our focus is on retiring products. Our favorite retiring products. Grab some coffee and get ready to pin some great things! And, grab the tissues too…..and, check your fun spending money as well – some things you may really need after hopping around with us.

If you are new to Stampin’ Up, every year before the new catalog comes out, items retire. First and foremost, In-Colors, paper, ink, markers, ribbon…..we all know it. We all expect it. We even grumble and hoard because of it.

I wanted to maximize what I showed. So, I made this adorable Fry Container. Yes, the die and the Corrugated Paper its made from are retiring. And, the Spiral Flower, leaves (Bird Builder), Tag, Scallop Circle and ribbon – retiring, all of them. Whew.

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Now, what’s in the Fry Container? Cards! Mini cards! Five of them –

libbystamps, stampin up, Blogging Friends Blog Hop, 2014-2016 In Color, Spiral Flower Die, Fry Box, Bird Builder Punch, Note Tag Punch, Something to Say Stamp Set, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Let’s take a closer look at each of the cards and what went into making them.

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I made these all monochromatic. One per retiring color.

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The Note Tag I used earlier on the box front.

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The Washi Tape along each tag, it’s in a set of all five colors. Retiring, but, hey it’s on sale!

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The stamps I used on each card tag front is from Something To Say. It’s a fabulous set because it has inside greetings too! Few sets have that. You gets lots for your money.

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The background stamping on all the cards is from Perpetual Birthday Calendar – a very nice underrated set. It’s so versatile! Sadly, retiring as well.

I did staple the tags together with a piece of In-Color Thick Baker’s Twine. It was from last years Sale-a-Bration. I adhered these with Dimensionals to the 2 x 3 cards.

libbystamps, stampin up, Blogging Friends Blog Hop, 2014-2016 In Color, Spiral Flower Die, Fry Box, Bird Builder Punch, Note Tag Punch, Something to Say Stamp Set, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, A WONDERFUL gift set showing some favorite, must have ,retiring Stampin’ Up products. Wouldn’t you agree? Scroll to the top and leave me a comment – it’s good ‘card-carma’!!

Then, hop on over to see what the others favor.

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Or, click on the names below to check out the others and their favorites –

Libby Fens – you are here!
 Anne Power
Happy Stampin’
Libby

2016 Retiring List of Stamps and Accesories

Tear. Some of our favorites are on the way out.

Jump for joy. Some new things will be here soon to replace them.

And, jump for joy for you – place a $50 order (before shipping/tax) by Sunday, April 24, and receive 4 cards from my upcoming Card Buffet!! You must use Hostess Code VZ6UY6RR to qualify. And, knowing me, you might receive other surprises too!!!

Sale: $24.00

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Happy Stampin’
Libby

 

Weekly Deals, Backorders and Retiring Items, Oh My!

Yep. A post packed with information!

Weekly Deals –

Supply List

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Quite honesty, I’m so excited about these Weekly Deals! Although there are only four, they are all must have items!

Backorder items –

16 November

  • 102395: Brayer

17 November

  • 132622: Gold Foil Sheets (691 backordered; 7,500 expected)
  • 138450: Merry Moments Designer Series Paper (26 backorderd; 2,500 expected)

19 November

  • 131188: Regals 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
  • 139643: Reindeer Paper Clips (2,082 backordered; 10,368 expected)

20 November

23 November

  • 138401: Gold Metallic Thread (986 backordered; 2,560 expected)
  • 138402: Silver Metallic Thread (475 backordered; 2,560 expected)

25 November

  • 139638: Snowflake Elements (7,108 backordered; 15,120 expected)
  • 140536: Home for Christmas Enamel Dots (1,902 backordered; 10,440 expected)

27 November

  • 135829: Tiny Treat Box (243 backordered; 3,024 expected)

1 December

2 December

  • 139683: Curvy Corner Trio Punch (200 backordered; 4,740 expected)

7 December

  • 139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (5,498 backordered; 12,096 expected)

14 December

  • 139618: Gold Cording Trim (851 backordered; 5,248 expected)

Retiring items –

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This is nothing new. Every time we have a mini catalog, it ends and products go away. Stampin’ Up is just giving us a heads up of what’s staying around for a little while longer.

If you’d like to see the list of retiring items, send me an email, libbyfens@yahoo.com, and I’ll email it to you.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Open House Fun

Today I’m having my annual Open House.

Basically, an air-conditioned Stampin’ Up / crafty indoor  garage sale!

Here are a few of the goods for sale today –

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Retired stamp sets. Lots of retired stamp sets. Priced to sell!!

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Numerous packs of DSP and several brand new, unopened Simply Scrappin kits.

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More Stampin’ Up goodies. I just have too much…..

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Non-Stampin’ Up crafty good finds! Lots of bulk items too!

Of course, make’n take – but, I’ll show those another day.

Wish you were close, don’t you?

Happy Stampin’
Libby