Good Monday….oops Tuesday to you! I hope that you had a great Holiday Weekend but if you are anything like me….when there is a Holiday on a Monday than I feel like I am playing catch up all week trying to figure out what day it is! It was a great weekend but reality is here!



This is a BIG WEEK… and a fun week for us as the NEW CATALOG launches in just 2 days! 

I know that you totally understand that it is a great upcoming week because of new catalog…but then that must mean that it s a week where stamps and lots of FUN STUFF are getting ready to walk the plank!




With that said….please do not forget to check out the items that are leaving us! There are many “keepers” in there that to me are “true blues” !

Even though this “stamp & framelits” are being carried over to the NEW CATALOG… WILL NOT be carried over at a discounted price. For those of you  that are new…..let me fill you in – when we have a BUNDLE (which means that it is an instant 10% off) they will not always be priced that way….soooooo, the moral of the story is – you have today and tomorrow to decide!







I have blogged about this bundle many times and I will hold true to what I have said….Stampin’ Up! did a fantastic job on this bundle as the stamps are SPOT ON but the framelits – AMAZING! The details are just the best!

If you are anything like me ….you will agree that we all need more encouragement. I know that that seems so simple but really is something that I think it is fair to say  – that we all need more of!

Today…I paired it up with the fun photopolymer stamp, Over the Rainbow that IS walking the plank into the Stampin’ Up Sea of Retirement and I think that you can see….it is another keeper! I love the fact that it is a Photopolymer and for today. I used So Saffron but stamped it twice to get a heavier coverage of ink…and it was super easy to do as you can see right through!










I have a confession….I am super picky about clouds. I know that this seems strange but clouds are a hard thing to look “ok” – I like these clouds because they come in 3 sizes and they are perfect for many cards we make!

Many times, I use a dauber to sponge the sides but today – I decided to leave them plain.  Think about how many project that we make that these little gems would be the perfect “tuck in” ? I like to adhere some flat and then some popped up for more interest.







There is a Retiring Bundles list and here are my top picks for bundles (or should I say products that ARE being carried over) into the new catalog but they WILL NOT BE A BUNDLED DISCOUNTED PRICE.

  • Best Birds – I was LATE out of the gate in getting this one but I am glad that I have it….Click here to see a post on it.
  • Cool Treats – I say no more….nothing more classic that Ice Cream…Click here to see a post.
  • Dragonfly Dreams – Another classic and the framelits…..A M A Z I N G ….Click here to see a post.
  • Lift Me Up – You can see from today’s post….a super versatile bundle to lift anyone way….Click here to see Phyliss soaring!







I know that when we have a NEW Catalog coming….naturally that means that some of us are going to be sad with the retirement of products. I can honestly say that the big “hole in my heart” item that is leaving are the DSP Paper Stacks. Many of you remember that I always had them on my product shares and I am sad about that because they were just the BEST go to’s!

Many of the color families sold out ZOOM FAST but the In Color DSP Stack that I used for today’s card is still available. These In Colors will be with us for another year so if you do not have this gem, I would take a hard look at it. I think that main reason that I adore these stacks are they do the work for you….how fun and classic are the prints!

Here is your “picture ti PIN” – just hover over it and hit that familiar “P”!






Well there you go! A “keeper” of a card if I must say so myself! With the balloons the color combinations are endless and we all know the feeling inside when we see a beautiful Hot Air Balloon  – one beautiful sight! So as we bring this Stampin’ Up! Year to an end…I am sure that we will continue to soar together!

Remember, you have just have today and tomorrow to order any of the items that are leaving us. One product that I would toss into the cart (and I will have no problem with multiples) is Bakers Twine. You can never have too much Bakers Twine and even though I used Crushed Curry on this card…IT WORKS….This is on sale for just $1.80 –

Here is a great idea – you can click here for the Ribbon & Trim and see all of the offerings – who would not love a basket of ribbon and also throw in some Embellishments….what a great gift for a crafty friend….and the card that I would put with that gift….



EASY = Pop back tomorrow and it will be FRONT and CENTER!

Now go have a GREAT day!







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