Sneak peek…Paper Pumpkin

Did you like the free additional stamp set included in the April Paper Pumpkin kit?

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I thought it was very pretty, and the wreath that came in the kit was awesome, too!

Are you ready for a special sneak peek at May’s Paper Pumpkin kit?

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They have it tagged as “Many Manly Occasions,” but I see a lot of potential for other projects, too. My friend who loves Harley Davidson is going to love this kit! 🙂

Sign up for your subscription by May 10th to receive this Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s easy! Just like a magazine subscription … except with your own personal login, you can skip months if you need to or temporarily suspend the shipments, then jump back into the mailing system when you feel inspired to create. So cool, right!?

And again … here’s our retired list!

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Click here to be directed to the retiring list!


Tickle me pink, or blue, or …

Since this month’s tax deadline, I’ve been going through inventory (my own stash … inventory sounds more official) of paper products. I’ve been organizing my designer series paper (DSP), which I found these cute little clear folders to insert them into as suite groups so they are accessible on my paper racks.

I’ve also been getting my “ducks in a row” as far as my cardstock, too! The cardstock is usually updated each year to reflect the addition of new In-Colors to the fresh Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

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OnStage (convention) was last week and we as demonstrators are allowed to share some of the display boards with you!

I can’t wait until these new colors are available in June! Can you?


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Here’s the list:

Dapper Denim

Emerald Envy

Flirty Flamingo

Peekaboo Peach

Sweet Sugarplum



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Pretty amazing colors, right!?

As the new catalog debuts in June, there will be certain changes to pricing as is normal with the general market. Colored cardstock paper will be one of those items with a slight added increase so, I’ve been stocking up on the colors I need now before that happens.


I like to see all of my color combinations on one page. I don’t always have the time to flip to the color section in my catalog so, with a punch, I get to work combining all of my colors to this cheat sheet. It comes in very handy!

This also helps me to make sure that I use up the previous year’s In-Color collections to make way for the new.

I love Blushing Bride cardstock. It just seems to go with everything!

What’s your favorite color? Comment below!

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Class night fun!

The monthly kit class was again, a blast for everyone! And once again, I forgot to take photos of everyone … go me!

Here’s the final product of our night! Such beautiful cards, just in time for the warmer weather!


Thank you to everyone who attended the kit class. My kitchen was “hoppin” with crafty ladies! This kit is now on the retired list so you were just in time to receive these cards for such a great deal.


The Cottage Greetings stamp set is so versatile, too!

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Cottage Greetings Stamp Set

It’s such a handy addition to my stamp collection … I especially like the “you are amazing” stamp since it’s so unique.

Check out the Retired List for more deals before it’s too late!

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Andrea’s favorite retiring things!!

And giveaway!! (Read the entire blog for how to enter!)

I’m not Oprah (if I was I could literally buy Stampin’ Up!), nor do I give much away (unless you are a hostess OR check this out) … BUT, I can tell you what I think are the best products and with luck, save you some money.

Imagine me in front of a TV audience … today on the show is “Andrea’s top 10 favorite retiring things” (insert applause and cheering). Okay, settle down, settle down … let’s get started.


Number 10

And Many More – Clear Stamp Set      Price: WAS $27.00 NOW $20.25     Item#  134276  

You’ll love the mix of greetings and fonts in this fun wood mount set. They’re small enough to be an accent but large enough to stand on their own.

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Our clear-mount stamps are made of the same high-quality red rubber as our wood-mount stamps, but they’re repositionable. They’re precut and ready to go. Temporarily mount these stamps on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for space-saving storage. You’ll only need one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately). Our premium red rubber will last for years and give a superior stamped impression each time. The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 23 rubber stamps


Number 9

Venetian Crochet Trim       Price: WAS $7.00 NOW $4.20     Item#  134581  

Looking for a dainty ribbon? This is the one for you! It’s delicate and vintage, and you can dye it any color you want using Classic Stampin’ Ink. Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 12.49.40 AM

* Vanilla
* 5/8″ wide
* 5 yards
* 100% cotton



Number 8

Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon        Price: $7.00     Item#  132982  

Chevron, burlap … you can’t get anymore rustic. Ribbon lovers, we’ve got you cScreen Shot 2016-04-19 at 12.25.52 AMovered! Ribbon is an easy way to add style to your projects. Tie it, loop it, wrap it, cut it. We have the styles you love in the colors you want.

* Printed chevron pattern
* 5/8″ wide
* 5 yards
* Cotton/flax blend



Number 7

Bear Hugs Clear-Mount Bundle             Price: $41.50           Item# 140823

Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 15%.

Bear Hugs Clear-Mount Stamp Set (This is coming back … the bundle is not!)
Here’s a bear hug for you, and one for you, and one for you . . . Stamp as many bear hugs as you want to give—with this stamp set you’ll never run out. Is a special someone fScreen Shot 2016-04-18 at 10.28.35 PMar away? Now you can put a bear hug in a card and send it anywhere. Plus they are so cute!
Quantity: 17 rubber stamps

Bear Hugs Framelits Dies
Create die-cut bears and accents in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot.

* 9 dies
* Largest image: 2-1/2″ x 3″ | 6.4 x 7.6 cm
* Use with Big Shot



Number 6

Gusseted Cellophane Bags        Price: WAS $4.50  NOW $3.15        Item# 133770

AH! These are going!? I use these for my fundraiser/donation gifts and also cute little gift bags. You can use these bags for treats, too. Just pop the treat or gift into one of our shiny cellophane bags and add a stamped header. These bags are gusseted so they expand to hold more.

Click here to see how you can use designer series paper to make cute little gift bags!

* 25 bags
* 4″ x 10″ when folded; with gussets open, approximately 6-1/2″ wide
* Food safe



Number 5

Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper         Price: $11.00    Item#  140557  

I LOVE THIS PAPER! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Each sheet is double sided for double the creative options. Hurry and get some before I order it all.

* 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs 3c76e-140557_dsp_birthday_bouquet
* 12″ x 12″ | 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Coordinating colors: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White



Number 4

Honeycomb Embellishments       Price: $5.00        Item#  140566  

These little doo-sies are cool and so easy to use! Some embellishments add dimScreen Shot 2016-04-19 at 12.02.54 AMension, but these Honeycomb Embellishments add DIMENSION in a big way. They start out flat and open up to a plump half-sphere; just peel and stick. Add them to your projects for the win!

* 1″ | 2.5 cm
* 12 Qty
* 4 each of 3 colors: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, White



Number 3

Bird Builder Punch        Price: $18.00        Item# 117191  Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 10.34.18 PM

Bird’s the word! I am sad to see this punch go … not because I have it, but because so many of you will regret not getting it. I love the many other things you can make with this punch … candles, branches, trees, hearts and the list goes on.
Build a bird in a few easy steps. Or use the pieces individually to make your own creations.



Number 2

Build A Banner Kit         Price: WAS $23.00 NOW $11.50       Item#  138379

I can’t tell you how many times I have used this kit to decorate for a function or just my house. It’s so easy to do! Grace your space with a banner of your own design—you choose the colors, the message, the style. We’ve pulled together the supplies for you–just add any color of Classic Stampin’ Ink to the Stampin’ Spritzer and you’re ready to start. You provide the ink; we’ll provide the rest. Instructions included.

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* 6 each of 3 designs: largest pennant size 5″ x 6-3/4″
* 10′ thick white twisted twine
* 26 alphabet stencils
* 10 number stencils
* 5 image stencils
* 4 masking stencils
* 1 Stampin’ Spritzer  



Number 1

2-1/2″ Circle Punch        Price: $18.00         Item# 120906 Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 9.27.45 PM

Crafting without punches? Inconceivable! Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there’s no better way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use. This is a punch that is a MUST!


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That’s it! Those are my top 10 favorite things on the retiring list!

Please, remember to use the hostess code HB4GDYPF when checking out.


So, what are your favorites?

Comment ON THE ACTUAL BLOG POST below (different than Facebook)

to be entered into a drawing for a FREE prize!

Retired list, for you!

Here it is! The retired list from the current Stampin’ Up! catalog.

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Eeeek! This is an exciting time of year for us demonstrators! Savings upon savings for our customers AND a sneak peek at the NEW catalog.

I have to tell you … I took a quick look at the NEW 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and I can’t wait to get started on some of the projects. I even have to share that demonstrators are able to suggest new product ideas to the main office and one of my ideas was redeemed! How cool is that!? I’m just going to go ahead and take credit for it … ah hem, thank you, thank you! 😉 No, I’m sure there are others who enjoy the same things I do. I will give you a hint … you can put food inside it. Guess yet? Welp, I can’t tell until the catalog goes public on June 1st. However, if you take a close look at the cover you may figure it out.

Want a catalog? Contact me to see how you can get one!

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Okay, okay … I know, you’re excited! Let’s not forget the Retiring List and all of the money you are going to save on 50% off products!

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Click on the image above for savings!

Remember to use hostess code HB4GDYPF if you are ordering less than $150 in products.

Retirement … ah, sigh!

Retirement … what will you do with yours? Uh, I think I will enjoy my family, cows and craft stuff, of course!

Guess what’s retiring?! The current Annual and Occasions catalogs are going to greener pastures. Stampin’ Up! offers a retired list for super duper savings on Monday, April 18th at 1:00 p.m. (MT). Don’t miss this list as retiring products are limited and they will be gone after they run out of inventory.

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I’m enjoying our mini vacation to Long Beach, California. I can’t wait to relax on Monday and look through my NEW Annual catalog (yup, I get to see it before you) as a special demonstrator perk! #welpitoldyouso #signupalready

Okay, let’s go over this again:

  • April 18 – Retired list available (Annual and Occasions catalogs)
  • April 18 – Demonstrators get to view the NEW catalog (#ohyeah #noicantshare)
  • April 29 – deadline to get your free catalog (not a customer? call me!)
  • Week of May 6 – Mailing begins, shipping catalogs to customers. Standard (bulk) shipping can take up to three weeks, depending on your location.
  • June 1 – 2016-2017 annual catalog sales period begins at 3:00 a.m. (MT) and runs through May 31, 2017.

Are you excited yet!?!?!?!

Please use hostess code: HB4GDYPF  at checkout if you are ordering under $150 in products.

Want the NEW catalog?

The sun is about to set on the current Stampin’ Up! catalog and rise with the new 2016-2017 catalog.

Did I get your attention?

Good! Well, it’s true … I feel like the current catalog and all of its cool supplies really made great additions to my craft room. This weekend is the annual Stampin’ Up! convention in Utah (regrettably, I’m not there since I’m on vacation). #sorrynotsorry

I’ve been paroozing the internet looking for a glimpse of the new In-Colors and also a sneak peek of some of the new products, but just like I guessed, they are keeping things tightly “under the hat.” Just a perk of being at convention and also a demonstrator. I will be able to see the new catalog on Monday so I don’t have much time to wait. To get your catalogs and pre-order products earlier than your customers CLICK HERE!

So here’s all of the details on the catalog release:

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Current customers receive the new catalog as a personal gift from me. Yippie!                           (Qualifications for a “current customer” include Paper Pumpkin subscribers and/or attendees of each monthly class and/or hosting a workshop yearly.)

Want the new catalog delivered to your mailbox, but don’t fall into these categories? Call me, let’s chat. 😉

Crafting Retreat Survey

So I have a little secret … I LOVE crafting retreats! Okay, that’s not a big secret.

If you’ve never been to one, trust me, you are missing out!I have a beautiful location in mind and before I book, I need to see if there’s an interest!


A weekend full of creative minds at a disclosed location (sorry hubby … not going to find me) where you can hide away and work on your crafts. ANYTHING crafts … cards, memory keeping (these are my faves), sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, photography, repurposing, and the list goes on! I even have friends who don’t fit into the whole “craft person” persona and that’s just fine, but they’ve come and had a great time with their girlfriends and enjoy the walking trails, movie nights, reading/writing, sleeping uninterrupted (LOL) and outside activities just as much.

Hey, I even met the World’s Tallest Cow at one! 😉

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I’d love to hear what your favorite part of a crafting retreat would OR could be … (you may have to open the survey on your computer web browser).

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Also, don’t miss this last week of deals!!!! Check them out HERE!


Class order deadline!

Today’s the day!

Thinking about the card class on Tuesday, April 26th? Don’t want to miss out on the card kit, but can’t make the class date? Order deadline is today!

Here’s the details about the class being offered. Click on this link, here!

Contact me for alternate dates if you cannot make the class. I will be placing the order and dividing whatever hostess rewards within the group. Non-attendees who order today can benefit from this, too!

Kit and class fee: $25

(includes all of your supplies, use of my ink and adhesives, envelopes)

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Don’t miss out, contact me to place your order today!

Thank you to everyone who has already prepaid. I will see you on the 26th at 6:30 pm!