Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - April 21, 2015 - Embossed Butterflies

Today on Tips & Techniques Tuesday we will be embossing butterflies.

I really like doing this and it is fun and they come out beautiful. You can use them on cards, boxes, jewelry, scrapbooks almost anything.

Let's See how to make them.

Wasn't that fun and don't they look great.

I shall be posting the Weekly Deals and the Retirement lists soon so check back often for them. or check them out by clicking here.

Don't forget the  retired Accessories are only while supplies last so hurry to get yours.

Happy Stmaping

Monday, April 20, 2015

Grandma's Rocking Chair - April 19, 2015 - New Catalog and Retiring Lists

Grandma's Rocking Chair  -  What is the Retirement Lists from Stampin' Up! and when does the new Stampin' Up! Catalog start.

So I have been asked a lot of questions lately about the retirements lists that come out on April 21, 2015 and the new Catalog that you can order from on June 3.

Let's Start with the Retirement Lists
The lists will be Posted around Midnight on Monday Night early Tuesday Morning - usually, sometimes there may be a glitch but most of the time it will be up before you are. We have already had one list posted already and that is the MDS list.  Since Stampin' Up! is discontinuing My Digital Studio they have listed all the MDS items available and with up to 30% off.

So Retirement Lists
1. MDS already out. I would post it but it is PDF and I can not upload to this site.  E-mail me if you would like it and I will mail it to you. Marysstamping at
2. Accessories - This is the list that lists all the Accessories and that will include any color changes.  Most things will be up to 50% off.  This is first come first serve, when they run out they run out and no more.
Will this will be one of the Accessories that will retire?

3. Stamp Sets - This is the Main List.  Usually these don't go on sale.  Since Stampin' Up! makes their own stamps they are usually be available until June 2.  This is the one most people wait for.  I have a guessing contest every retirement you guess 20 Stamp sets and if you get the most right you get a gift.  If you have any favorite stamp sets and they are retiring then you need to get them bought soon.

Will this be one of the stamp sets that retire?

So start your count down.

New Catalog
I love when the new catalog comes out.  As a demo I get to see it April 30.  If you want to see it April 30 click here and sign up for my team.

When can you see it.  Well if you have ordered at least $50 this past year from me Yours will be shipped directly to you in May and you should receive it by the end of May.   If you are not getting one free on June 3 it will be live and you will be able to see it on - line and you can even order one for you on June 3.

What I think is fun is trying to guess what new great things Stampin' Up! will be showing in the new catalog.  I love to sit in the bath and spend hours going through my catalog.  Another great thing is being a Demo I can order from it May 5.  Just the Sneak Peek stuff but enough to break the bank.

So are you excited?  I am.

Happy Stamping

Thursday, April 16, 2015

There's a Card Thursday - April 16, 2015 - Simply Wonderful Card

Today is a simple card using the Stamp Sets Simply Wonderful and Butterfly basics.

I just loved the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum stack Stampin' Up! had for Sale-A-Bration this year and really hope they have more of this type in the new catalog that you can order from June 3.

Don't have a catalog coming to you?  If you order from me at least $50 worth of merchandise by April 19th I will send you one of the new catalogs. Click here to get your order in now.

Well now let's check out how to make this card.

Isn't this a great card and so springy.

Hope you enjoy the video.

Product List

Isn't that simple and fun.

now don't forget if you would like a free 15 - 16 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog just make sure that you order from me at least $50 and you will be sent a free catalog.  Click Here to get your order in by April 19.

Happy Stamping

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Weekly Deals and other things in the Stamping World

Price: $9.95 $7.46

If you’re a washi fan, here’s the next big thing—12" x 6" (30.5 x 15.2 cm) washi sheets. Now you can go beyond strips and create washi accents in all sorts of sizes and shapes. 8 sheets: 2 each of 4 designs. Lignin free. Coordinates with Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry.

Price: $9.95 $7.46
Add tiny staples to any project. Includes 100 mini staples (3/8" | 1 cm long). Refill staples available. Stapler size: 6" (15.2 cm) long.
Price: $26.95 $20.21
Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames! 6 layering dies. Largest image: 5-7/16" x 4-9/16". Coordinates with Apothecary Art, From My Heart, Memorable Moments Stamp Sets.
Price: $24.95 $18.71
Show mom how much you care with a handcrafted card. And don't forget grandmothers, aunts, and honorary moms in your life! These Two-Step stamps give you so many creative options--combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors yo
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of cardstock that has been punched over a coordinating cardstock for a reverse effect.

■ Sleek body style
■ Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
■ Locks to store
■ Slim and stackable
Price: $6.95 $5.21
Dress up your tags and cards with these shiny accents. 12 embellishments, 3/4" (1.9 cm).
Price: $24.95 $18.71
1 die. 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".
Price: $24.95 $18.71
You may worry about staying in shape during the holidays, but at least you can cut out shapes easily. Largest image: 3" x 3". Use with Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads.

Click here to see all the weekly deals in one place.

10 Year Anniversary 
Help me Celebrate and get a nice present.

Happy Stamping

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - April 14, 2015 - Mini Glue Dots Candy Dots

Today we are back with Glue Dots.  You all know I love my Mini Glue Dots.

Today I want to show you a little something cool you can do with your glue dots.

Do you like the Candy Dots we sell.

I really like them but they only come with 10 of each color and the ones I need I never have.  Now I will show you how to make your own Candy Dots with Glue Dots.

What do you need Glue Dots and Embossing powder.

Let's see how to do it.

Now don't you just want to go and make a hundred of those Candy Glue Dots. 

If you like this video please shop my store by clicking here.

Don't forget the Guess the Retirement Stamp Contest.

Click here to send me your guess or e-mail it to marysstamping at

Happy stamping

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Grandma's Rocking Chair - April 12, 2015 - Have we grown up?

Well tonight at Grandma's Rocking Chair I want to move a little away from stamping and paper crafting to family.  I will get back to the stamping but want to tell a little story about today.

Today at church was first Eucharist for some of our students in Faith Formation.  The Director of Religious education and myself ( I am co-director) were at mass together and it reminded me when my youngest daughter and her son made their first communion together. That was when they were both in second grade and now they are in 9th grade.  Have they really grown up that much.

That is Meigan
 This is her class and boy in blue is my friends son.
This is my Friend and my daughter. Have we gotten that old.

This is Meigan and her dad at Easter. She has grown up.

I then talked to Kayla's fifth and sixth grade basketball coach, he wanted to know how she was doing and I told him she was in college and doing well and his daughter who was on the team is also in college so we compared notes, just yesterday they were playing basketball together.  Can it be that long.

Kayla playing basketball.

Kayla high school graduation.  She has grown up.

So when I get home I go through my old photos and I find the above photos some time it feels just like yesterday and that they can't be that old and yes here they are so grown up.

Then I figured I have an anniversary coming up on April 28th I will have been a Demonstrator with Stampin' Up! for 10 years.  I can't believe it.  So I wanted to see how much I have grown up. Well during that 10 years.  We moved from the DC area to Wyoming.  I retired from the Federal Government.  I have grown up.
Let's look at some of my first cards I have ever made.

My computer crashed a few years back and these are in the recovery folder so they are not to good  even the originals were not to good.  So I think even in my cards I have grown up.  
Here are a few of my recent ones.

So I guess if I can grow up, my girls can grow up.  But I sure don't think the time has gone that fast.

Happy Stamping