Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

2013-2015 In Color Core’Dinations Item # 129958
Regular Price: $11.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.96 US/$11.21 CAN

Large Pearl Basic Jewels Item # 125577
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria Item # 118481
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN

Naturals Designer Buttons Item # 127554
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN

Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126876
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126878
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper Item # 131390
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Afternoon Daydream Kit – Digital Download Item # 130861
Regular Price: $9.95 /$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

 

 
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13 Card Ideas from the Stampin’ Up! Retired List!

This is the first year Stampin’ Up!’s retiring stamp sets are only available while supplies last – and those sets, along with the entire accessories list are going fast!!!! Plus….there is FREE SHIPPING on everything! You will want to get your order in today if possible! Call me at 612-929-1277 or email me at karen@karentitus.com for help with ordering or with any questions!

Here are links to help you!

  PDF of Retired Stamps

 PDF of Retired Accessories

Shop the Retired List

Enjoy this parade of cards made with retiring stamp sets!

stampin up card

Field Flowers by Judi Anderson

 

Backyard Basics stamp set

Backyard Basics by Karen Titus

 

stampin up hello doily card

Hello, Doily (invitation sent by SU!)

 

kids birthday card

Blast Off!

 

photo 4 (2)

My Friend by Bert Charpentier

 

handmade card

Take Care by Karen Titus

 

my friend stampin up card

Sweets for the Sweet by Joan Cristo

 

fabulous florets stamp set

Fabulous Florets by Carol Nordquist

 

make a cake

Make a Cake

 

Zoo Review Card

Zoo Review by Katie Johnson

 

simply sketched cards

Simply Sketched by Karen Titus

thank you card

Seasonal Sayings by Cherie Manderschied

 

secret garden card

Secret Garden by Mary Burks

**If you are on my mailing list (click on the form on the top right of this page), you will be receiving 13 more card ideas in a newsletter this afternoon!

 

 

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The Stampin’ Up! Retired List is Here!!!!

Retired Stamps  (remember FREE shipping today through Friday!)

202 129714 Banner Greetings (Clear) ESP FRA DE $8.00*
202 129711 Banner Greetings (Wood) $10.00*
205 130339 Express Yourself (Clear) ESP FRA DE $11.00*
205 130336 Express Yourself (Wood) $15.00*
202 129696 Happy Flowers (Clear) $10.00*
202 129693 Happy Flowers (Wood) $14.00*
203 129678 Morning Meadow (Clear) FRA DE $10.00*
203 129675 Morning Meadow (Wood) $14.00*
204 129240 Postage Collection (Clear) ESP FRA DE $12.00*
204 129237 Postage Collection (Wood) $17.00*
205 129672 Simply Sketched (Clear) ESP FR DE $10.00*
205 129669 Simply Sketched (Wood) $14.00*
205 129702 Sweetly Framed (Clear) ESP FRA DE $9.00*
205 129699 Sweetly Framed (Wood) $12.00*
Stamp Sets
131 130568 ABC-123 Outline Alphabet & Numbers (Clear) $19.95
131 130565 ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers (Clear) $19.95
132 130438 Alphabetized (Clear) $13.95
132 130435 Alphabetized (Wood) $17.95
116 129192 Amazing Family (Clear) FRA DE $18.95
116 131907 Amazing Family (Wood) $25.95
43 126392 Animal Talk (Clear) FRA DE $18.95
43 132569 Animal Talk (Wood) $26.95
56 125472 Baby Prints (Clear) $21.95
56 128418 Baby Prints (Wood) $27.95
119 129150 Background Builders (Clear) $16.95
119 129147 Background Builders (Wood) $22.95
79 129258 Backyard Basics (Clear) $17.95
79 129255 Backyard Basics (Wood) $24.95
113 130895 Beautifully Baroque (Wood) $14.95
87 126006 Betsy’s Blossoms (Clear) $21.95
87 131955 Betsy’s Blossoms (Wood) $28.95
16 130390 Birthday Cake (Wood) $8.95
49 125946 Blast Off (Clear) FRA DE $20.95
49 131958 Blast Off (Wood) $28.95
76 123052 Blessings from Heaven (Clear) ESP $14.95
76 128487 Blessings from Heaven (Wood) $18.95
89 125497 Bright Blossoms (Clear) $12.95
89 128424 Bright Blossoms (Wood) $16.95
14 121958 Bring on the Cake (Clear) $27.95
14 128490 Bring on the Cake (Wood) $38.95
85 126577 Bug Me (Clear) $12.95
85 131970 Bug Me (Wood) $16.95
109 127292 Clockworks (Clear) $17.95
109 131973 Clockworks (Wood) $23.95
30 131071 Crazy, Mixed-Up Love (Clear) ESP FRA DE $14.95
30 131068 Crazy, Mixed-Up Love (Wood) $19.95
13 121982 Create a Cupcake (Clear) ESP FRA DE $16.95
13 128520 Create a Cupcake (Wood) $22.95
105 122647 Creative Elements (Clear) FRA DE $24.95
105 128523 Creative Elements (Wood) $32.95
56 127314 Cuddles & Kisses (Clear) ESP FRA DE $18.95
56 131913 Cuddles & Kisses (Wood) $25.95
122 122592 Delicate Doilies (Clear) $16.95
122 128541 Delicate Doilies (Wood) $21.95
27 122652 Delightful Dozen (Clear) ESP FRA DE $24.95
27 128547 Delightful Dozen (Wood) $32.95
55 127319 Dress Up (Clear) $17.95
55 131981 Dress Up (Wood) $24.95
100 127790 En Français (Clear) $13.95
100 128562 En Français (Wood) $17.95
106 129496 Ex Libris (Clear) $13.95
106 131992 Ex Libris (Wood) $17.95
93 123027 Fabulous Florets (Clear) $17.95
93 128574 Fabulous Florets (Wood) $23.95
70 120501 Fabulous Phrases (Clear) $26.95
70 128577 Fabulous Phrases (Wood) $37.95
38 126522 Fabulous You (Clear) $11.95
38 131995 Fabulous You (Wood) $14.95
67 122762 Field Flowers (Clear) $17.95
67 128583 Field Flowers (Wood) $24.95
48 132690 Filmstrip (Wood) $10.95
75 126517 Fine Feathers (Clear) $12.95
75 132578 Fine Feathers (Wood) $16.95
58 131118 Fishin’ Around (Wood) $8.95
85 131088 Five-Way Flower (Wood) $9.95
113 126727 Forever with You (Clear) FRA DE $17.95
113 132004 Forever with You (Wood) $23.95
117 127913 Friendship Preserves (Clear) FRA DE $16.95
117 131919 Friendship Preserves (Wood) $21.95
65 123804 Gently Falling (Clear) $28.95
65 128430 Gently Falling (Wood) $39.95
53 124307 Great Sport (Clear) $18.95
53 132010 Great Sport (Wood) $26.95
112 130297 Happy Day (Clear) FRA DE $16.95
112 130294 Happy Day (Wood) $21.95
73 126452 Harvest Blessings (Clear) $13.95
73 132016 Harvest Blessings (Wood) $17.95
124 129252 Hearts a Flutter (Clear) $18.95
124 131922 Hearts a Flutter (Wood) $25.95
122 122847 Hello, Doily (Clear) $13.95
122 128610 Hello, Doily (Wood) $17.95
22 130243 Hello, Lovely (Clear) ESP FRA DE $24.95
22 130240 Hello, Lovely (Wood) $32.95
72 126347 Horse Frontier (Clear) FRA DE $14.95
72 132019 Horse Frontier (Wood) $18.95
31 123592 It’s a Wrap Occasions (Clear) ESP FRA DE $19.95
31 128616 It’s a Wrap Occasions (Wood) $27.95
41 129210 Just Married (Clear) $14.95
41 131925 Just Married (Wood) $18.95
117 122887 Lacy & Lovely (Clear) $17.95
117 132025 Lacy & Lovely (Wood) $24.95
104 127072 Layered Labels (Clear) FRA DE $25.95
104 132028 Layered Labels (Wood) $33.95
40 125477 Love & Laughter (Clear) FRA DE $17.95
40 128433 Love & Laughter (Wood) $22.95
108 126262 Lovely Little Labels (Clear) $10.95
108 132033 Lovely Little Labels (Wood) $13.95
106 125845 Loving Thoughts (Clear) $23.95
106 128436 Loving Thoughts (Wood) $29.95
11 129222 Make a Wish (Clear) FRA DE $17.95
11 131928 Make a Wish (Wood) $23.95
17 126742 Make a Cake (Clear) $11.95
17 132036 Make a Cake (Wood) $14.95
131 126592 Morning Post Alphabet (Clear) $34.95
131 132042 Morning Post Alphabet (Wood) $46.95
HC 131841 Morning Post Numbers (Clear) $17.95
38 132575 Mr. & Mrs. (Wood) $8.95
118 122587 My Friend (Clear) FRA DE $19.95
118 128670 My Friend (Wood) $27.95
130 126357 Notable Alphabet (Clear) $34.95
130 132047 Notable Alphabet (Wood) $46.95
134 123598 Occasions Alphabet (Clear) $31.95
134 128688 Occasions Alphabet (Wood) $43.95
108 130736 Off the Grid (Wood) $11.95
34 130733 Oh, Hello (Clear) $18.95
34 131931 Oh, Hello (Wood) $25.95
58 126382 One in a Million (Clear) FRA DE $18.95
58 132052 One in a Million (Wood) $26.95
62 126612 Papaya Collage (Clear) $23.95
62 132055 Papaya Collage (Wood) $31.95
18 122742 Pennant Parade (Clear) FRA DE $16.95
18 128697 Pennant Parade (Wood) $21.95
95 122892 Perfectly Penned (Clear) $12.95
95 128703 Perfectly Penned (Wood) $16.95
52 126317 Pure Gumption (Clear) $12,95
52 132067 Pure Gumption (Wood) $16.95
51 130523 Rev Up the Fun! (Clear) FRA DE $14.95
51 130520 Rev Up the Fun! (Wood) $18.95
44 126547 Road to Happiness (Clear) ESP FRA DE $21.95
44 132572 Road to Happiness (Wood) $29.95
32 128009 Seasonal Sayings (Clear) ESP FRA DE $16.95
32 131937 Seasonal Sayings (Wood) $22.95
94 129144 Secret Garden (Clear) $18.95
94 131940 Secret Garden (Wood) $25.95
124 130892 Simply Stars (Clear) $10.95
124 130889 Simply Stars (Wood) $13.95
68 126527 So Sorry (Clear) FRA DE $16.95
68 132585 So Sorry (Wood) $21.95
52 126737 Storybook Friends (Clear) $17.95
52 132079 Storybook Friends (Wood) $24.95
55 130703 Stylin’ Girl (Clear) $14.95
55 130700 Stylin’ Girl (Wood) $18.95
71 123608 Sunflower (Clear) $13.95
71 128736 Sunflower (Wood) $17.95
41 126457 Sweet Essentials (Clear) FRA DE $14.95
41 132085 Sweet Essentials (Wood) $19.95
57 130586 Sweetest Gift (Clear) ESP FRA DE $17.95
57 130583 Sweetest Gift (Wood) $24.95
18 122512 Sweets for the Sweet (Clear) FRA $18.95
18 128742 Sweets for the Sweet (Wood) $25.95
92 126312 Take Care (Clear) $13.95
92 132088 Take Care (Wood) $17.95
45 130303 Tag It (Clear) ESP FRA DE $16.95
45 130300 Tag It (Wood) $22.95
37 131459 Thanks & Hello (Wood) $8.95
37 131658 Thanks & Hello–not available in English (Clear) FRA DE
114 130387 This Day Forward (Clear) ESP FRA DE $15.95
114 130384 This Day Forward (Wood) $20.95
122 130589 Trefoil Cross (Wood) $8.95
84 128087 Wonderfall (Clear) $17.95
84 131949 Wonderfall (Wood) $24.95
75 127808 Woodgrain (Clear) $13.95
75 128763 Woodgrain (Wood) $17.95
42 126337 Words of Courage (Clear) $12.95
42 132097 Words of Courage (Wood) $16.95
88 126767 World Treasures (Clear) FRA DE $17.95
88 132100 World Treasures (Wood) $23.95
58 131091 Worth the Wait (Wood) $9.95
15 126722 You’re Amazing (Clear) FRA DE $22.95
15 132103 You’re Amazing (Wood) $30.95
51 130309 You’re My Hero (Clear) $14.95
51 130306 You’re My Hero (Wood) $19.95
74 122199 Zoo Review (Clear) $16.95
74 128769 Zoo Review (Wood) $22.95

 

Accessories

Page Item Product Description Retail Price Not Available
Embellishments
173 122966 Crumb Cake 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon $6.95
173 122981 Pink Pirouette 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon $6.95
173 122967 Soft Suede 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon $6.95
173 109070 Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon $6.95
173 131208 Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon $6.95
173 125053 Blue 3/8″ Denim Jean Ribbon $6.95
173 126879 Basic Gray 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
173 126872 Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
173 126871 Early Espresso 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
173 126874 Night of Navy 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
173 126878 Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
173 126875 Real Red 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
173 126876 Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
173 126877 Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
173 126873 Wild Wasabi 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
173 131209 Blushing Bride 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
173 129287 7/16″ Natural Trim Ribbon $6.95
173 118481 5/8″ Crochet Trim Victoria $6.95
173 125582 Pool Party 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95
173 119959 Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
173 119253 Pumpkin Pie 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
173 125573 Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine $2.95
173 125575 Island Indigo Baker’s Twine $2.95

169 127556 In Color Dahlias $7.95
171 125577 Large Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
171 129324 Large Rinestone Basic Jewels $4.95
170 121003 Basic 3/8″ Glimmer Brads $4.95
170 121006 Brights 3/8″ Glimmer Brads $4.95
169 127554 Natural Designer Buttons $4.95
167 123223 Melon Mambo Stampin’ Emboss Powder $4.75
167 124114 Pewter Stampin’ Emboss Powder $4.75
167 123106 Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Emboss Powder $4.75
167 122950 Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Emboss Powder $4.75

167 123224 Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Emboss Powder $4.75
167 120997 Champagne Glass Glitter $3.95
167 120995 Silver Glass Glitter $3.95
170 129389 Hung Up Cute Clips $4.95
170 118764 Vintage Trinkets Accents & Elemebts $5.95

171 130966 Delicate Details Lace Tape $9.95
169 130938 In Color Boutique Details $8.95
173 126848 Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
173 126847 Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
173 126844 Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
173 126845 Raspberry Ripple 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
173 126846 Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
171 129314 Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape $4.95
166 102023 Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter $4.50
162 129723 Talking Tag Message Labels $7.95
173 130022 Baked Brown Sugar 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim $8.95
173 130024 Coastal Cabana 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim $8.95
173 130021 Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim $8.95
173 130020 Pistachio Pudding 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim $8.95
173 130023 Strawberry Slush 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim $8.95

Paper
143 129953 Brights Core’dinations Cardstock $23.95
145 129956 Neutrals Core’dinations Cardstock $23.95
149 129955 Regals Core’dinations Cardstock $23.95
147 129954 Subtles Core’dinations Cardstock $23.95
140 129958 2013-2015 In Color Core’dinations Cardstock $11.95
140 129957 2012-2014 In Color Core’dinations Cardstock $11.95
141 126840 Gumball Green 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock $6.95
141 126843 Midnight Muse 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock $6.95
141 126841 Primrose Petals 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock $6.95
141 126842 Raspberry Ripple 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock $6.95
141 126839 Summer Starfruit 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock $6.95
140 126836 2012-2014 In Color 12″x12″ Cardstock $9.95
140 126838 2012-2014 In Color 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock $6.95
139 130119 2012-2014 In Color Cards $2.50
150 130141 Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper $12.95
151 130140 Soho Subway Designer Series Paper $10.95
151 131390 Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper $10.95
152 130137 2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack $21.95
154 130814 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper $10.95
153 129310 Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper $10.95
153 130145 Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper $10.95
154 130131 Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper $10.95
153 130129 Etcetera Designer Series Paper $10.95
151 130138 I Am Me Designer Series Paper $10.95
154 126926 Modern Medley Designer Series Paper $10.95
153 130144 Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper $10.95
162 131528 Note Card Envelopes $5.50
158 130153 Tag a Bag Accesory Kit $7.95
150 126917 Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper $12.95
154 126902 Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper $10.95
156 124005 Silver Glimmer Paper $4.95
Ink
141 126856 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers $14.95
164 126857 Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin’ Pad $10.95
141 126835 2012-2014 In Color 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock And Classic Stampin’ Pad Kit $29.95
141 126861 Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
141 126860 Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
141 126858 Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
141 126859 Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
141 126991 Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
164 128333 Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin’ Refill $8.95
141 126855 Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill $2.95
141 126854 Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill $2.95
141 126851 Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill $2.95
141 126852 Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill $2.95 x
141 126853 Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill $2.95
163 130034 Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit $28.95
195 103678 Un-Inked Jumbo Stampin’ Around Cartridge $6.95
195 104582 Basic Black Jumbo Stampin’ Around Cartridge $7.50
195 121206 Uninked Triple Cell Wheel Cartridge $8.50
195 104581 Basic Black Standard Stampin’ Around Cartridge $5.95
195 101529 Uninked Standard Stampin’ Around Cartridge $5.25
Stampin’ Around Wheels
116 130106 Amazing Accent Stampin’ Around Standard Wheel $6.50
87 126943 Betsy’s Blooms Stampin’ Around Standard Wheel $6.50
103 126935 Measuring Stick Stampin’ Around Builder Wheel $4.50
103 126937 Travel Journal Stampin’ Around Builder Wheel $4.50
103 126936 Viola’s Lace Stampin’ Around Builder Wheel $4.50
88 126940 Alhambra Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel $8.50
59 118621 Baby Tees Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel $8.50
115 126939 Daydream Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel $8.50
49 126938 Outer Space Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel $8.50
104 117693 Very Vintage Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel $8.50
40 125433 Wedding Words Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel $8.50
112 127311 Bella Boutique Stampin’ Around Standard Wheel $6.50
35 125432 Chamomile Stampin’ Around Standard Wheel $6.50
100 120327 Music Notes Stampin’ Around Standard Wheel $6.50
15 126941 Take a Ticket Stampin’ Around Standard Wheel $6.50
70 129717 Timber Stampin’ Around Standard Wheel $6.50
82 130110 Gingham Stampin’ Around Standard Wheel $6.50
133 130107 Alpha Stampin’ Around Builder Wheel $4.50
133 130108 Numbers Stampin’ Around Builder Wheel $4.50
133 130109 Polka Stampin’ Around Builder Wheel $4.50
11 130111 Birthday Candles Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel $8.50
90 130112 Butterfly Collection Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel $8.50
98 129587 Shop Around Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel $8.50
Tools
157 129366 Core’dinations Dust Buddy $2.50
157 129367 Stampin’ Sanding Block $3.95
157 129368 Stampin’ Sanding Block Refills $1.95
175 104045 Anywhere Glue Sticks* $3.95
174 120805 Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets $14.95
164 102892 Sponge Daubers $10.95
190 129383 Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders $7.95
187 129380 Backyard Basics Framelits Dies $24.95
187 130101 Dress Up Framelits Dies $24.95
187 129372 Secret Garden Framelits Dies $24.95
192 114507 Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die $21.95
192 113468 Scallop Circle Bigz Die $19.95
193 117310 Mini Milk Carton Bigz Die $32.95
193 124587 Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die $32.95

192 115958 Lattice Bigz Die $21.95
192 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz Die $42.95
192 122125 3″ Circle Originals Die $17.95
192 121811 3-1/2″ Circle Originals Die $17.95
192 114526 Circles #2 Originals Die $15.95
191 116824 Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
191 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
191 123128 Stripe Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
192 127553 Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die $89.95
190 123130 Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $8.95
192 121812 Fun Flowers Bigz L Die $32.95
188 130160 Label Pop ‘n Cuts Die $21.95
188 125595 Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies $9.95
188 130099 Card Base Pop ‘N Cuts $39.95
188 130100 Dress Form Pop ‘N Cuts $21.95
192 123126 Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die $32.95
188 121813 Sweet Buttons Embosslit Die $11.95
192 115971 Blossom Party Originals Die $17.95
188 115969 Floral Fusion Sizzlits Die $5.50

188 126999 Delicate Doilies Sizzlits Die $21.95
188 125592 Paper Doily Sizzlits L Die $21.95
191 123113 Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die $7.95
191 121809 Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die $7.95
191 123134 Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die $7.95
190 125601 Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die $8.95
188 114511 Little Leaves Sizzlits Die $5.50
195 103661 Stampin’ Around Jumbo Handle $5.95
183 117193 Small Heart Punch $5.95
181 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
183 118073 Fancy Flower Punch $16.95
183 119883 Full Heart Punch $16.95
180 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack $16.95
195 119895 Builder Wheel Spindle & Spacers $3.95
195 102971 Stampin’ Around Standard Handle $3.95
160 132292 Holidays Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps $10.95
160 132291 Special Events Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps $10.95

181 119871 3/16″ Corner Punch $6.95
Kits
161 126925 Simply Fabulous Simply Sent $12.95
161 131373 On Its Way Simply Sent $11.95
back cover 132600 Paper Pumpkin Try It Kit $16.95
Bundles
139 132275 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock And Classic Stampin’ Pad New Color Kit** $56.95
159 131372 Tag a Box Bundle $12.50
159 131371 Tag a Bag Bundle $9.95
79 132728 Backyard Basics Clear Bundle $36.50
79 132729 Backyard Basics Wood Bundle $42.25
113 132732 Beautifully Baroque Wood Bundle** $19.50
95 132726 Flower Shop Clear Bundle** $28.75
95 132727 Flower Shop Wood Bundle** $33.95
123 132733 Mosaic Madness Clear Bundle** $29.50
123 132734 Mosaic Madness Wood Bundle** $36.50
125 132724 Six-Sided Sampler Clear Bundle** $29.50
125 132725 Six-Sided Sampler Wood Bundle** $36.50
83 132735 Wildflower Meadow Wood Bundle** $21.95
83 132985 Wildflower Meadow Clear Bundle** $18.50
Storage
197 121785 Clear-Mount Perfectly Placed Guides $5.95

*Item will be reconfigured in the new annual catalog
**Bundle includes some products that won’t retire; refer to this list and the list of retiring stamps to see what individual products are retiring

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A Washi Tape Cross for Good Friday!

washi tape cross

Today is Good Friday and its all about the cross.

I love this card because the cross is not perfectly made. It looks a bit rough as in …. “the old rugged cross”… even though it has gold all around it.

You need nothing but some card stock and washi tape.

Just a Minute! Make a Washi Tape Cross!

Use this idea for any religious occasions. What do you have coming up? Baptisms, Confirmations, First Communions? This lovely and meaningful cross will cover them all.

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Margaret’s Death and Project Life

Read to the end and I promise I will tie these two together!marg and hank-001

If you have been following my blog, you will have noticed that I have written quite a bit this past month about my experience at my MIL’s bedside during her hospice stay.

Margaret died this past Monday, April 14, at 11:30 pm. Tim and I were each holding one of her hands. Tim leaned over and kissed her and whispered to her to “go with Jesus” right before she left.

Two of Tim’s brothers and wives arrived soon after. We had a short prayer service for Margaret right in the nursing home room and then sent her body off. She is donating her body to the Mayo clinic for use in the training of medical students. That is her last gift to this world! Instead of having a funeral service, we will have a party in her honor in May at a Christian Retreat Center. All of this was planned by her!

I left my blog empty yesterday in her honor.

Tim and I just came back home….and I found that I have missed by one day a major announcement from Stampin’ Up! They have partnered with Becky Higgins on Project Life. (Spend more time making memories, less time scrapping them.)

My first (and selfish) thought was “Oh no, I’ve missed out”, followed by “One more thing I have to quickly learn about” and then I stopped. I know everything happens in its right timing.

Over this last month I have often strayed from sharing my love of paper crafting to writing about end-of-life thoughts and experiences. In my daily life, I have listened and shared stories with many of Margaret’s friends. My life is richer because of that.

We all have stories, with the major events in our lives, of course, but also with the little things. What better way to keep these stories alive than to record them…..and Project Life is the easiest way to do this that I have ever seen.

I have discovered there is power in writing about your life and experiences….even if its just for yourself

project lifeSo, whether you are an avid scrapbooker or have never even considered trying it, I am encouraging you to join me in this Project Life adventure. What would you like to capture?

Family history, daily life, quotes that inspire you, things you are grateful for….the possibilities are endless.

More information will be coming on Friday.

Thanks for reading this, my friend! Karen

 

P.S. On my facebook page last night, I shared a couple of comments about Margaret from two of her grandchildren, our nieces. I was so touched by what they shared, and if you have ever doubted the impact a grandparent can have, just read these.

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Hospice Care: Reading with Margaret

book by Henri NouwenMargaret has done a lot of reading of books on spirituality during what she has called her “final stage of life”, a time of preparation for leaving this world and going to heaven. She would read and re-read a book, highlighting passages in yellow and writing notes in the sidelines.

One of her favorite authors is Henri Nouwen, an author Tim introduced her to. They have shared many discussions over what he had written.

Tim found a book recently by Henri Nouwen that we had not read, and brought it to Jackson. A Letter of Consolation is a series of letters Henri wrote to his father when his mother died. How fitting. It was also written just before Easter.

I read it aloud to her, pausing to share thoughts and memories that pertained to her. Here is a short sampling from the book:

What strikes me most in all that is read and said during these days (Holy Week) is that Jesus of Nazareth did not die for himself, but for us, and that in following him we too are called to make our death a death for others.

It is because of the liberating death of Christ that I dare say to you that mother’s death is not simply an absurd end to a beautiful, altruistic life. Rather, her death is an event that allows her altruism to yield a rich harvest.

We are sitting at Margaret’s bedside. She is no longer eating or drinking or talking. We have told her that God is waiting for her and Holy Week is surely a fitting time for her to go.

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Quick and Easy Easter Basket!

Need a last minute idea for Easter favors for the table or Easter baskets for the kids?

diy easter basket

This is as easy as it gets! Just take a 6″ x6″ piece of card stock, grab some punches and you are set. Change to a 12″ x 12″ piece of card stock and follow the same directions and you have a much larger basket – for a centerpiece or for hiding! (Of course, you could use that Fringe Scissors to create some grass for the inside of the basket.)

This would be a great project to do with your kids if they are young, or, if they are a little older, have them make them for the table (or for younger cousins)!

Getting your kids involved in family celebrations is a real gift to them! “Things” are temporary, but memories last forever…..

Just a Minute! Quick & Easy Easter Basket!

… and may you have a blessed Holy Week.

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Easter Card for Kids: Punch Art Chick in Egg!

handmade easter card

Do you make Easter cards for any kids?

Here’s an idea of a card that is sure to please them!

Its all done with Stampin’ Up! punches and the Ovals Collection Framelits.

When you slide the Easter egg up………..easter pop up card out pops the Chick!

 

 

I think the chick looks a little scared! The Fringe Scissors makes the bunched-up grass that the egg is sitting in.

Just a Minute! Easter Card with Chick in Egg!

You could easily adapt whatever you have on hand to made this cute Easter card, so have fun with the idea!

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Visiting and Hospice Care: a Lesson from Margaret

visiting in hospice careEvery few days, I am leaving the world of crafting behind to share our end-of-life experiences with Tim’s mom. Today is one of those days. I want to share this story of Margaret that I think leaves a message for us all.

Early on in hospice care, people would visit and Margaret would tell them to leave after a few minutes of talking. We would all laugh because that is “so Margaret”….blunt and to the point.

About 2 weeks ago, when she could no longer carry on much of a conversation, her best friend Marge came to visit. We were each sitting on one side of her bed and each holding one of her hands while talking with each other. At one point, Margaret said “I love listening to your good conversation”.

That simple statement said a lot! (I realized then, that she probably had told people to leave because she was too tired to talk.) After that, I invited each person that stopped by to sit and visit with me for awhile. I shared that Margaret had said she loved that. We would sit by her, holding her hands and talking….sometimes about her, but mostly about anything at all. Margaret would let me know by squeezing my hand how much she appreciated it.

One woman, someone I had never met, stopped in and told Margaret how much watching Margaret’s faith in action had impacted her life. She then quickly left the room with tears in her eyes. I caught up with her in the hall and invited her back in to talk with me. She accepted and we had the most amazing conversation…..and to think I would have never gotten to know her if I hadn’t learned this lesson from Margaret.

Perhaps you have visited people in hospice card and felt like I have – you want to stop by and let them know you care and you are praying for them, but you don’t hang around because you don’t know what else to do. Now, I know I will be different. I will visit with a friend, if possible, or if I’m alone, I will sit and just talk about whatever……and tell them I’m not looking for a response.

It reminds of being sick when our five kids were little….you know that point where you are feeling better and are enjoying hearing the sounds of daily life around you…but not being responsible for any of it. I suspect listening to these conversations leaves Margaret with a comforting feeling of life going on without you even when you yourself will soon be leaving it.

What a gift it is to be spending these days with Margaret.

(The coffee cup is in honor of Margaret. She isn’t really eating at all, but she still enjoys her sips of coffee!)

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