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Good Morning and I hope that each and everyone of you are having a wonderful day….and if you are a Mom…I hope that you are enjoying this special day!

I loss my wonderful Mom 9 years ago and I am sure that many of you are in my spot of missing the one that you loved so…but I choose to let the fun memories flood in!

For those of you that are not Moms….I say – you are equally as special as I am sure that you have touched many peoples lives…and I think that there are times that the focus is on a specific day…but the way I see it is…

 

 

 

 

We all have gifts…so lets all celebrate everyones strength and kindness! 

 

This morning I had a flood of DINGS on my phones from amazing women all reaching out to say – let’s have a great day…you rock….we are the glue…yada-yada….and so far I have had a GREAT day….I went to a yoga class…had several great cups of coffee….played with the critters… and I have CYBER-SHOPPED!!!!

Yep…I have helped the cyber shopping community and thought to myself….

 

YOU ALL deserve a DEAL that I know you would love and appreciate! 

 

One thing that ALWAYS PAINS ME and honestly makes me a bit grumpy is having to pay for shipping and yep, I know that many of you agree with me that Stampin’ Up! shipping charges $$$….so…I am giving you a FREE SHIPPING DAY!!!!

 

FREE SHIPPING FROM ME for any orders that are placed with me over $50.00 +.

 

We all know that the new catalog is coming around super soon….and this is a great time to stock up on things that are going up in prices…We all know that a price increase happens from time to time….so I am giving you an opportunity to stock up of the basics that you use over and over…..

I am trying to make this a quick email….here are a couple of things that are going up in price! The items below are the BASICS that I know that I use all of the time….I hope that this helps!

 

 

Cardstock – from $8.50  to $8.75

Envelopes White and Very Vanilla- from $7.00 to $7.50

Thick Whisper White & Very Vanilla Paper – from $7.75  to $8.25

Versa Mark Ink Pad – from $9.00 to $9.50 (treat yourself to a NEW ONE…you will be amazed with the difference as this seems to be an item that we never update….also – I do not use the refill as I think a fresh pad has a much better consistency than using the re-inker)

Stampin’ Mist – from $4.50 to $5.00

Embossing Powders from $5.00 to $6.00

Foil Sheets – from $4.00 to $5.00

 

Also – remember to shop the retired list as well as the clearance rack!

 

I also wanted to pass this along that Stampin’ Up! had on the Demonstrator Website…(I know that I was holding out to see if any of the retired products will be reduced as YEP – I am like you….I LOVE A DEAL…but below in green text you will see what I copied and pasted from the site…

Please do not ask me why as I honestly do not know….seems kinda weird but it is what it is…! I know that I am going to scoop up some things that are walking the plank!

 

Based on current inventory levels for all markets,

we have made the decision not to offer discounts on retiring products.

 

There you go….a quickie (for me) but a DEAL FOR YOU! I will write you a personal check for your shipping charges that you incurred for your Stampin’ Up! order that you place with me TODAY!!! This is good for orders placed through my website (HIT THAT BELOW PAW PRINT)…

When I see that you have placed an order I will see what your charges were and write you that check and also if you are NEW to my current customer list I will send you a new catalog when I write the check!

Please use the hostess code of UCWS9WDP when you place your order and remember, if your order is over $75+ you will also receive a free roll of Tear and Tape from me….my monthly thank you to YOU for shopping with me!

We all know that Stampin’ Up! shipping is 10% and that adds up – so this is YOUR opportunity to get FREE SHIPPING from me! I had fun cyber shopping this morning and I just thought – this makes me sad that Stampin’ Up! does npt do something special….so….

 

THIS IS MY GIFT FROM little old me….to SUPER SPECIAL YOU!

 

Please do not forget to reserve your Product Share offering with me….you can CLICK HERE to see the Blog Post that I did on Friday! I will be offering a 2nd wave of a Product Share most likely on the 3rd week of June…but I STRONGLY recommend getting in this share as who knows if certain products will go on back order!

 

You just never know and trust me….I am like CINDERELLA placing an order when the GREEN LIGHTS goes on with Stampin’ Up! and assuming that there are no hiccups with shipping I will turn your Share order around and ship it within the week of me getting THE GOODS!

I always take great pride in my shares and it is my pleasure in offering them to YOU!

Have a GREAT DAY!!!!

 

 

***I have used the mailing selector system for my  new catalogs so if you have placed a $50+ order or more with me in the past 6 months, you will automatically be getting one from me!***

 

 

 

 

Order Your Product Shares today!

Hello and Happy Friday!

We have a winner….or should I say….we have 2 winners as I shared yesterday that if there were lots of comments…then I would let me generous heart pick more than one…You know what to do….take a deep breath and if you name is…

Debbie ???? and Alyece Garrett

Than you need to push that chair back and put up those hands and get shakin’….do that dance – that good old HAPPY DANCE as you just won a set of the DSP Swatch Books from the NEW Catalog (a $27.50 value)

I say WOOT-WOOT as this is one product that I would not be without while I am creating…not only is it super helpful…it eliminates having a BUNCH OF PAPER out trying to figure what to use! Below are the comments….email me your address!

 

I will not be able to mail them to you until the catalog goes live (June 4th) as I do not have all of the paper to cut the swatch books (I only have 8 out of the 11 offerings) but as soon as the GREEN LIGHT is on to order….they will be on their way to Randall Lane!

If either of you are getting more shares….and if you want the I WANT IT ALL….(as let’s face it….we are crafters and we love our shares) I will simply deduct the $27.50 from your order!

 

 

 

Now to the Product Share offerings!

 

I know many of you have ordered Product Shares from me for years and you know that I just love doing them. Trust me, I know the excitement and sheer fun it is to go to that mailbox and see HAPPY MAIL filled with NEW GOODIES!!!!

This year I really am skippin’ a beat as we will be able to order on Tuesday the 4th so I will be able to get them rockin’ and rollin’ over the weekend to hit my TARGET DATE of mailing your shares to you within a week of ordering! (It seems like the last several catalogs have landed on a Thursday or Friday making us lose a weekend to work on shares!)

Naturally the easiest share to order is the I WANT IT ALL SHARE…as there is nothing like making it super easy and knowing that you are getting the ultimate buffet of new products! (Smart Stamper)

My fun and super practical incentive for you all that order the I WANT IT ALL OFFERING is pictured below….you know me by now…I like to offer items that are practical, useful and always a classic!

I get many questions from readers saying – HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR BOWS BEHAVE when you use Linen Thread and Bakers Twine….ready???….there she is in her glory…a container of beeswax!!! That’s my secret weapon –  all you need to do is run your thread over the grooves in the beeswax and PRESTO….your thread makes perfect bows with well behaved “ends” 🙂

 

 

 

 

The I WANT IT ALL IS $152.50 (yep…you can do the math of adding them up) but these are the 1st to ship and also include the super cute “giftie” of Linen Thread and Bees wax from me!

 

Here you go….a la carte offerings….


Share #1 – DSP Swatch Books – $27.50

These are a MUST HAVE Stampin’ Aid to have at your work space!

These gems are a VERY VALUABLE piece of Real-Estate in your craft space. These along with add on offering Share #1 will have you SET and all ORGANIZED. There is no need to DRAG OUT lots of paper to see what will work for you.

These are a true “labor of crazy love” to make but they are sooooo worth it. You will thank me each and every day you use them! They have all of the important information on them to see at a glance – trust me, once you get these….you will always get them each catalog.

 

 

 

There will be 11 swatch-books for the Annual Catalog:

  • Woven Threads
  • Magnolia Lane
  • Garden Lane
  • Follow Your Art
  • Bird Ballad
  • Dinoroar
  • Perennial Essence
  • See a Silhouette
  • Come Sail Away
  • Pressed Petals
  • Mosaic Mood

 

Share #2 – Paper Shares – Designer Series Papers:  $40.00

Let’s face it….we all have issues when it comes to paper but THIS IS the way to get it without breaking the “daisy bank” there are 13 DSP’s that I am offering.

Stampin’ Up! does paper well – actually…VERY WELL…..but one thing that ALWAYS SEEMS TO HAPPEN is….the pictures in catalog does not do them justice. They try but we all know that it looks so much better in person!

My Shares are all 6″ X 12″ so you can get a great feel of the paper, having an ample amount to do more than 1 project.

 

We have (9) new DSP that are the 12 X 12 size and (3) Specialty DSP that are in the 12 X 12 size and then (1) New Foil Sheets offing that has 3 colors that are also in the 12 X 12 size. (See break down below)

  • Woven Threads. Magnolia Lane, Garden Lane, Follow Your Art, Bird Ballad, Dinoroar, Perennial Essence, See A Silhouette, Come Sail Away

(You will get 54 sheets at 6″ X 12″ (from the listed 9 DSP’S listed above))

  • Pressed Petals, Mosaic Mood, Noble Peacock

(You will get 15 sheets at 6″ X 12″ (from the listed 3 Specialty DSP’S listed above))

  • Noble Peacock Foil Sheets (Beeee-utiful in Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive & Pretty Peacock

(You will get 3 sheets at 6″X 12″)

 

***In total…you will receive 72 sheets of  6″ X 12″ DSP***

 


 

Share #3 –  Paper Share – Color Collections – $35.00 

I am just “over the moon happy” that Stampin’ Up! is returning an offering like this. I can hardly wait to get my hands on all of the collections as I firmly feel that this is a fabulous way to take the “guess work” out of what to reach for. You will have EVERY color collection that we have.

This IS one of the KEY ADDITIONS to the Stampin’ Up! Catalog for me….look below…GINGHAM  – I am in love! This offering will include a FULL 6″ X 6″ sheet of each color in each collection – 6 collection in total = a total of (100) 6″ X 6″ sheets!

I only could get my hands on the one below (It is the NEW In Color)….but trust me….ALL OF THEM will be on my 1st order June 1st!

  • Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, In Color 2018 – 2020 & In Color 2019 – 2021

 

 

 

***In total…you will receive 100 sheets of  6″ X 6″ DSP ***

 

 

 


 

Share #4  – Ribbon Shares – $30.00

Now here is another thing that Stampin’ Up! does well…. RibbonI know, I know…this is another area where we all have  issues – remember, I GET IT as I am the exact same way! (and to make matters worse – we have a Ribbon Outlet in our town)

Remember….I am SIMPLE – I just take a roll and cut it into quarterr…. (John can handle this job….I actually I put pieces of Washi Tape on our Kitchen Counter….get a pair of Ribbon Scissors for him and say – HAVE FUN!)

You will get 2 1/2 yards of each of the offerings!   (yikes – this is almost 35 yards of ribbon)

  • 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim in Very Vanilla
  • 5/8″ Organdy Stripe Ribbon in Petal Pink
  • 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon in Old Olive/Pretty Peacock
  • 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon in 5 COLORS Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile
  • 3/8″ Denim Ribbon
  • 1/4″ Textile Ribbon in Mint Macaron
  • 5/8″ Woven Threads Trim in Sahara Sand  *** (you will receive 1 1/4 yards) ***
  • 1/2″ Gathered Ribbon in Rococo Rose
  • 3/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding in Crushed Curry
  • 3/8″ Tricolor Ribbon in (3 Shades) with Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather & Purple Posy)

 

 

 


 

Share #5–  Embellishments – $20.00

WOWZA – now this is another SUPER HARD thing to pick out without going over board. I think that you will be super happy with the offerings…call me picky – but there were (2) items that I was not crazy about the quality….so I did not add them.

Please know…I only share with my Product Shares products that I love and would use. I am always upfront and honest with you if there was a product that doesn’t make me do the happy dance!

I tried to pick the must haves in my SIMPLE opinion!

  • Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes 1 each in all 4 colors →  Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Light Pink & Terracotta Tile
  • Copper Dotted Treat Bags – 2 bags – 4 3/4″ X 6 1/2″ bag
  • Flower Faceted Gems 1/4 sheet ( 6 pieces) of these gems in → Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron & Terracotta Tile
  • Sail Away Trinkets (2 each – total of 4 pieces)→ Steering Wheel and Anchor.
  • Bird Ballad Trinkets ( 2 each – total of 8 pieces) → Bow, Flower, Key and Leaf
  • Nobel Peacock Rhinestones1/2 sheet, in total 70 Rhinestones → Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Old Olive & Pretty Peacock
  • Dinoroar Enamel Shapes1/2 sheets, in total 30 pieces → Lovely Lipstick, Old Olive & Pretty Peacock – These are leafs and triangles…so they are NOT (Juvenile themed)….they will make sweet accents !!!
  • Designer Elements – 1/3 sheet (12 pieces) → of Antiqued finished accents in Antique Copper, Antique Gold & Antique Silver
  • 2019 – 2021 In Color Faceted Dots – 1/3 sheet, in total 30 pieces → 6 each color – Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray & Terracotta Tile

 

 

WHEW…that is IT – well almost….

please look below to see the ADD ON OFFERINGS to the super popular product I made up last year!

 

The Shipping Charges follows the Add-Ons! If you are totally confused and/or have a question, please email me and I will get back to you!

 


 

Add on Product Share #1 – Stock Swatches on a Ring – $10.00 

(THESE WILL HAVE THE NEW IN-COLORS…see below for Add on #2)

This item below is like opening a BAG of POTATO CHIPS…..Once you start eating….you cannot stop! This IS a lifesaver! I had so many people order these last year and when I said – are you sure that you just want 1 as the shipping is the same for 2.…and I received comments of….no….one is great!

Then just about a week later I received another email from them saying…darn, I should have ordered 2!Once your friends see it…they just need one as well! I have many Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators order a BUNCH of these and then offer and/or sell them to customers that come to classes and workshops etc….it is a FAB-O tool for this little crafty thing we do!

I keep one at my work area…1 in my travel bag and also 1 in my pocket book so if I am somewhere and I see a DSP paper that I love….I can quickly reference to the Stampin’ Up! Colors so I know I can have a great match!

I have had many demonstrators order these as a “kick off” for the new catalog and we are having the wonderful color revamp….some have also just purchased a BUNCH at once and then have customers/downline reimburse them as if you order 10+ the SHIPPING IS FREE(if you purchase these in 10 +, I will adjust your shipping when I bill you)

 

 

 

 


 

Add on Product Share #2 – The 5 NEW IN-COLORS to add to your ring. – $1.50

(THESE ARE THE NEW IN-COLORS…to add to your existing Ring)

This is the BEAUTY of this product….whenever Stampin’ Up! adds new In Colors…you can easily add them to your existing ring! There is no confusion to the In Color year as it is printed right below the color name!

The NEW In Colors are Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Purply Posy.


 

Shipping Charges:

This part of HAPPY MAIL is always a pain 😥 but I do my very best to offer you the BEST OPTIONS that the dear old Post Office gives to me…..like many things, the prices on Priority Mail have gone up this year but it is the best way to ship….very fast and very efficient.

If at all possible that I can use bubble mailers and it is not over the 13 oz. limit, I will use them… I guess you can say…the moral of this postal story is….I AM VERY FAIR in making sure that you get the best possible rates with the best service…as I know how important it is! (just ask my ladies at the Post Office….I drive them crazy but I shower them with goodies)

If you order #2 & #3 together, I will try my best to fit it in one envelope….but I cannot promise that – I will communicate and/or reimburse you if shipping is less than I expected!

 

SHARE #1 – Swatch Books only – $5.00 (Order 5 sets or more…shipping is FREE – I have many SUD’s order them for Club Members/Customers as they truly are a fabulous too)

SHARE #2  – DSP Papers  –  $7.65 (That is the USPS Priority Mail fee)

SHARE #3 – DSP Paper Collections – $5.00

SHARES #4 or 5 – These all should be able to go First Class Mail – $5.00 (could be less)

SHARE –  I WANT IT ALL – $12.65 ( It is super hard for me to tell how much I can get in the Priority Mail Box…so this is covering for 2 packages if I need to split the mailing up and again…I will make adjustments to you bill if necessary)

Add on #1 – The Shipping is $5.00 and if you get (2) Swatch Rings….they both will ship for $5.00 (Orders of 10 or more Cardstock Rings  – shipping is FREE)

Add on #2 – These will came in a regular envelope so the shipping is included in the $1.50 fee. ***If you need multiples of swatch add ons….please reference the quantity that you will need and then I can get to you with the shipping!

 

It is super hard to figure out the whole shipping game….so please reach out to me if you need clarity. I honestly do my best to make sure that you are getting the fairest price for the shipping.

 

THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT IN HELPING ME….

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE (this should be just an email to me back) and put in the subject line – NEW CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE so I can SPOT IT and let me know what share numbers you are interested in.

As the request of Shares come in, I will email you back just to confirm that I received your request…remember, these products do not become available until June 4th. 

Please put in your email request for shares your NAME & ADDRESS (pretty please) so all I need to do is copy and paste it to get labels ready before June 1st rolls around! I will start billing via Pay Pal on Sunday May 25th.

If you would rather pay me by check, please email me and we can work it out! I have several customers that prefer writing a check…so please feel free to reach out.

 

 

I thank you for hanging in there with me today…I just really like to make sure that I am offering you the best options at the fairest price.

This is a poster that should be at my house…..when I am working on orders….

BIG hugs to each and everyone of you and I thank you for your PRODUCT SHARE order! It is a labor of love but a love that does bring me joy in doing…I guess it’s that “happy place” for me in making you happy!

Scoop on John…he is going to have to have “his wing worked on”….or should I say that yep, he needs to have Rotator Cuff Surgery on his left shoulder and YEP…he is left handed!

The good news is that he can wait until we get back from Greece but he really needs to baby it as much as he can….he has several tears but it is simply not going to heal on its own without surgery!

What can we say but…OH WELL….I will put my Nurse Hat on and treat him like a King! (as he really is….just ask Millie and Alyece)

 

 

I am striking off of my TO DO list (slowly but surely)….but this Product Share is always a big one to pull together! Tomorrow’s mission….to go through my IN BOX of Emails……YIKES – we all know haw that piles up!

Have a wonderful evening and here is to a GREAT WEEKEND!!!! Don’t forget to double check the retired list….when they are gone – they are GONE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT SHARE TIME…well, almost!

 

Hello….hello…..HELLO!!!

 

I am trying to get back in the swing of things as I have been a busy Mom….but I can share this with you – THIS MOM’S JOY TANK is FILLED to the TOP!!! Our son James….was married over the weekend down on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where my Dad lives!

It was just fabulous and to me…the best part was having the peeps and their loved ones all together in one place!!! Seeing relatives…people that you have not seen in years…and one of the highlights for me, seeing James’ friends from High School and College…growing up to be ADULTS! It was just the best….

The older I get…the more I cherish that special feeling inside knowing that we are all once again – sharing the same roof over our heads! I know one thing I will hear from many is…..we want pictures!!! Ok – I promise that I will share pictures with you but for right now…I need to do some communicating as my IN BOX has a ton of….

 

 

 

 

ARE YOU DOING PRODUCT SHARES?

 

Well…the answer is YES – I am doing them and my intention is to blog about the offering tomorrow. I returned home Monday evening to find a Stampin’ Up! pre-order waiting for me and the thing that you all want to get your paws on….THE CATALOG!!!

We are not able to order everything/anything (just a limited amount) but I think that I have been doing these shares long enough to tell what makes ME happy….so therefore it will make YOU happy as well!

I have to say….my sweet Milo loves product share time as he knows that I will be in my work area and will have me to himself!

 

 

 

 

 

For newbies…..WHAT IS A PRODUCT SHARE?

 

 

Easy-peasy….a Product Share is when I take a group of offerings that are from the NEW Catalog and break them down into smaller quantities so you can…

 

HAVE A TASTE of the NEW KIDS on the BLOCK

without feeling like your Piggy Bank is going to EXPLODE!

 

 

I LOVE doing Product Shares and if I must say so for myself…I think that I do them very well! I am extremely fair with my pricing as remember, I also use to purchase product shares before but to me the biggest internal happy dance I have in offering these to you is….my turn around time is LICKITY SPLIT!!!

Now most you you know I ADORE animals and I think that you will giggle with my analogy of getting a puppy and offering a Stampin’ Up! Product Share…..ready for this one…..

 

I CLEAR THE DECKS!!!

 

Are you thinking to  yourself….WHAT IN THE WORD IS SHE TALKING ABOUT? Well, this is exactly what I do when I have a Product Share offering…I clear the decks so I can but my energy and time into doing the one thing that you all look for and appreciate…and that is…

 

GETTING THE SHARES OUT THE DOOR FAST!

 

I take great pride in turning around my Product Shares within a week of the offering date that the Catalog goes live. We are IN LUCK with this catalog as it goes LIVE on a Tuesday this year (June 4th) and that means….I will be able to order on the 4th and will get the “GOODS” before the weekend so I can turn it right around to YOU!!!!

My motto is…when you get a puppy and/or rescue an animal – you need to CLEAR THE DECKS as they need your front and centered attention and that is exactly what I do with my Product Shares.

 

 

 

Being on the East Coast…I always seem to have to order expedited to get my products in a timely fashion…but again, I GET IT as I too was super excited for HAPPY MAIL of a PRODUCT SHARE to arrive!

I am out the door this morning to be of “moral marital support” to my sweet John as he has an appointment at Hopkins today with a shoulder specialist….do me a favor….for not only his sake…but for mine as well….think about him as I am hoping and praying that the forbidden word of surgery is not going to be heard…

 

 

 

 

The work that we have is endless at our home and I really cannot imagine not having him “intact” as his weed-wacker would miss him! (ha – I am really bad)…seriously – he has been suffering with shoulder issues so I feel fortunate that he is seeing a specialist

That’s it for me….I know – LOTS of READING and if you have hang in there…here is a surprise…..leave me a comment with what you are looking most forward to in a new catalog….if you have ever participated in one of my shares….or heck – just say HI!!!

When I post the exact offerings….I am going to give away a set of the DSP Swatch Books that I make up….here is a picture of what I am talking about (from an OLD catalog) I call these – LIFESAVERS as they take all of the guess work out of pulling out a TON of PAPER seeing what works with a project! They are a LABOR of LOVE to make…but SOOOOO WORTH IT!

 

 

 

 

Fortunately I was able to pre-order (8) of the 11 NEW DSP offerings…and these DSP Swatch Books are the BIGGEST TIME CHALLENGE for me in Product Shares…so please know – that I will have a BUNCH OF THESE ready to go from the 8 that I have and once I get my paws on the rest…they will be made up fast!

Have a GREAT DAY and please feel free to leave a comment….who knows….YOU MIGHT WIN….and if there are a BUNCH of COMMENTS….maybe I will give away more than one!

I have missed you all…but please know – this stamper is beaming with happiness! See you later…alligator!

 

p.s. – YES…I will also be offering the NEW 5 IN COLORS for your SWATCH BOOK RINGS if you have purchased them in the past from me….I need to talk with the printer to get the exact price but please know that YES – they will be available!

 

 

 

 

 

No worries…Easter comes EVERY YEAR!

 

 

Hello and I hope that you had a HIPPITY HOPPITY EASTER!

 

I know this idea is late…

but read on and you can see how I will send you one…

plus a template for the future!

 

I know, I know….Easter is now over and I told you that I had a SUPER CUTE Easter project for you and even though the day is over….guess what – WE WILL HAVE EASTER NEXT YEAR!

Last week was a ZOOMER for us! We celebrated many HAPPY THINGS….the END of TAX SEASON…John’s BIRTHDAY and yep – EASTER! I had all of these pictures ready to share before Easter but that darn TIME THING with having to hen peck my way with the computer….got me!

I LOVE TO CREATE AND SHARE…but that typing up and editing always get to me….but the GREAT NEWS is…Easter will be here again next year and trust me, you want to make these as they are just a crowd please!

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, this one is a keep and I totally encourage you to make up one regardless if you have the sweet Reester Bunny….(they’ll be back as well next year). I made up SOOOOOO many of these gems and each and every person that received them just adored them!

I know that many of you do not care for 3D Projects but I say….pretty please with sugar on top…..give it a try!?!? I think as the saying goes….try it, you might like it! They are addictive to make and I cannot wait to shower you with pictures!

Where did the idea come from….SIMPLE – I cased and tweaked it from the one and only….PAPER PIXIE – Julie DiMatteo. If you are not familiar with Julie’s work…YOU NEED TO as she is not only super talented…but she is truly one of the most special young Mom’s I know. I can remember back when Julie became a SUD and how she was working so hard for table decorations for an event…..she was soooo tired but still had that wonderful smile on her face and that twinkle in her eye…she is just the best!

 

 

 

 

 

The GREAT NEWS is that I will be sharing with you the video that Julie made with the Reester Bunnies….but when I went to make them they were WEE BITTY ONES and I had already purchased these that I am showcasing!

Natural to Julie’s style…she helped me with the measurements to make it work for this guy! I honestly thought to myself….heck – those little ones are not even a full bite….let’s BEEF IT UP….so here you go……Julie’s Video and then after that I have all of the measurements for you to make it the size of mine!

PLEASE DO NOT LET this template sheet intimate you when you watch the video…it is not scary at all – TRUST ME and also I will share with you some tips and tricks that I used to make dozens of these little Bunny Men!

You better grab this Gingham Paper and the Punches….as YEP – they are on the WALK THE PLANK LIST….. (the links are at the end of the post) We do have some gingham coming out in the new catalog….but NOTHING LIKE THIS wonderful collection….this is a KEEPER!

 

 

 

 

 

Now for my tips and measurements for you! Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions…they really are super easy to make and the end result is just adorable! I had shown them some of my stampin’ friends…and they liked them – but when they saw them in person – THEY LOVED THEM…..just too darn tootin’ cute!

 

  • Cardstock needed for Box – 7 1/8″ X 8 3/4″

Score on ALL 4 Sides at 1/2″, 1 1/8″. 1 5/8″ and 2 1/4″

On the Short Side (7 1/8″ side) score at 2 3/4″ & 4 3/8″ just to the 2nd scored line and then ROTATE it to the other 7 1/8″ side and do it again! When you watch Julie do it – it will make perfect sense and trust me….once you do a couple – this whole scoring thing is a breeze!

 

  • Cardstock needed for the Belly Band – 7 1/4″ X 4 1/4″

Score at 1 5/8″ & 2 1/4″ and then ROTATE it and do it again!

 

  • The Gingham is 2 1/2″ X 4″ and that will fit right between the score lines – adhere.

 

  • Using the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch…Center it and punch out. It is AMAZING as this little guy fits perfectly and there is no guessing where exactly to punch the hole!!! I WAS DOING THE HAPPY DANCE WHEN I FIGURED THIS OUT!

 

  • As you can see in the photos…I took a coordinating cardstock color and popped out a ring to dress up the front a bit and that was super easy as I 1st used the 1 1/4″ Circle punch and then went over top that with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and PRESTO…..it works like a charm and SOOOOO FAST – this is where the punches are so much easier to use than the circle dies/big shot!

 

  • I also used a retired wee little flower to add some bling around the edges and used a white gel pen to make a quick accent. Using a simple glue dot did the trick and I am sure that you have something in  your stash that you could use if you do not have this punch!

 

THAT’S the SCOOP on how I took Julie’s original design of the mini reester bunny and made it to fit this guy! It is just the sweetest and I cannot tell you the rave comments I received from the people I gave them to!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see clearly that you can use any color scheme but to me, this gingham is just the sweetest and again….it IS BEING RETIRED so I would snag some! FYI….I ordered more of the Gingham this morning and it says that it is on backorder…..so I KEPT it on my order as I really wanted it….

The best part is…you can keep the container and re-use it next year (that is if you can get it back from the person) but would you like to have one yourself? I cannot give you the Bunny as I bet they are already sold out from Easter Candy Clearance….but I sure would love to send you the sweet 3D project and also a TEMPLATE for you to have.

If you are anything like me…then having a template will help you in the future! I sure hope that you have a notebook and take time to write down ideas that you like to refer back to. We always say – I’LL REMEMBER…and then YEP – we waste a bunch of time surfing around trying to find it!

 

How do you this FREEBIE from ME?

 

Well easy – …shop with me this week….if you shop with me from today thru Friday the 26th and spend $50.00 + I will gladly send you this decorated cutie PLUS the template already scored for you to have on hand for the future!

 

THE CLEARANCE RACK WAS UPDATED TODAY

 

and also you have the enormous amount of retired products that need to find a new home! Below you will see the specific items used for this project for you to check and see if you have…and then if not – I would get them….as they are all basics….and you know how I love my basics!

 

 

 

 

Remember, if your order is $75.00+ with me…I will also send you the incentive for the month which is yep, another BASIC – a roll of Tear N Tape…call me simple but then call me practical! I know the things we all use and need! Please add the hostess code of UCWS9WDP to you order. (you will always fin the hostess code and incentive on my side bar of my blog.

Let’s have a great week and I think that is is super fair to say…..SPRING is here! We have been BLESSED with some amazing weather….so much so – I am hitting the publish button to go outside to have a date with the weeds!

Thanks for popping in and if you have a chance – please leave me a comment….I would love to hear how you liked this little dude!!!! Julie is the BEST….she sure does make me smile!

p.s. – If you are wondering where that sweet sentiment came from…??? It is from a My Favorite Things Stamp but we all know that there are other options that Stampin’ Up! has that would work. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The RETIRED LISTS are UP!

 

With this being the 1st night that I have my hubby home from tax season….tomorrow is a new day and hopefully we will have insight!

 

 

Hello and I hope that you all had a great weekend! I did and I planned to have a fun one for you today as on Saturday I shared with you that I would be back with another another cute Easter project!

Not only is it super easy to make…as it uses the basics but that if you are like me….you will be smiling from (EAR to EAR..ha-ha – no pun intended)

There are some staples (aka classics) in making this SUPER CUTE EASTER GOODIE…but I need to share something that is SUPER important to us crafters….and that is the RETIRED LIST!

 

 

 

It has officially gone up just minutes ago and you know what that means…. –  you better get your catalogs out and take a look….I always highlight mine so I can easily SPOT IT…. and I know that it is A LOT to take in but always remember…we go through this each and every year and in the end...ALL IS GOOD!

I did not attend the OnStage Stampin’ Up! event over the weekend so I am just like YOU.…trying to take it all in so this is what we are going to do….I will share the cute project tomorrow with also some Blog Candy!

POP BACK TOMORROW for the cutest Easter post…and I am giving you HEADS UP.…that it does use (3) main products that are on the retired list….

I think one thing we can all agree on is Stampin’ Up! PUNCHES ARE SIMPLY THE BEST!

I did a super quick scan of the punches and wanted to give you a heads up on these…I know that there are many ways that we can cut out circles but a punch is a “reach and grap…press and go speed tool” – a total time saver and these circle punches are retiring.

There is one more circle punch retiring but I did not use that one in tomorrows post…..I say – CLASSIC and BASIC SHAPES like this are MUST HAVES for what we do!

 

 

 

(click image below for ANNUAL CATALOG…I would print it off)

 

 

 

 

(click image below for OCCASIONS CATALOG…I would print it off)

 

 

I am going to be like you and take it in and then I will also share with you once I mark up my Catalog the items that I truly believe would be a great purchase for your stash.

Trust me, I get it as we all have so much but remember….things go flying off the shelves and all I can say is if there is a certain product that you really have been wanting….I would HOP ON IT

I am always super upfront with things that make me roll in making clean and simple cards/projects…and these that I have highlighted below are definite keepers!

UNTIL TOMORROW!!!!

p.s. – It’s VOICE NIGHT and it’s also HAPPY DANCE NIGHT for John as Tax Season will be in the record books!

 

I know that there are times when you print off the PDF that it is just too darn hard to read the small print…so here are some clickable categories that might help!

Remember, all Bundles will retire at the end cycle of a catalog but that does not necessarily mean that there are retiring from the  next catalog – it is just that they will not be at the bundled price

 

 

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Accented Blooms

Animal Outing

Artisan Textures

Barn Door

Beautiful Day

Beautiful You

Bee Thankful

Birthday Backgrounds

Bokeh Dots

Botanical Bliss

Country Road

Crafting Forever

Dandelion Wishes

Dashing Deer

First Frost

Flourishing Phrases

Gallery Grunge

Healing Hugs

Heartland

Hold on to Hope

Itty Bitty Greetings

Kindness & Compassion

Label Me Pretty

Lilypad Lake

Little Elephant

Little Twinkle

Love You to Pieces

Magical Mermaid

Painted Glass

Peaceful Place

Perennial Birthday

Pop of Petals

Rooted in Nature

Sea of Textures

Sorry for Everything

Special Celebrations

Stitched All Around

This Little Piggy

Tropical Chic

Winter Woods

 

 

 

 

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