Friday, June 25, 2010

3/$5 Card Making Night - June

Last night I held my monthly 3/$5 card making night. It was so fun to have nine ladies come over to stamp with me! I love that every month it's a new group of women who come to stamp...with a few steadfast attendees, of course! My sister visiting from Washington this coming week even came down a day early just to come to my event (well...that and to go to the community garage sales here in town on Friday).

I'm excited to share with you the cards we made. Two of them were inspired by other cards I had seen, but one of them is an HB Original. *wink* I try to create at least one of them from my own imagination, but I also like CASEing cards, too, to show to my customers that you don't always have to come up with something yourself!

Card #1 - I messed around with this card for awhile before I got it just right...that's the perfectionist in me!

Stamps: Eight Great Greetings (retiring June 30th!)

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Whisper White, Taken with Teal (retiring - sold out!), Sweet Pea DSP (from Occasions Mini Catalog - no longer available, but it's oh so cute!!)

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Markers: Rose Red, So Saffron, Taken with Teal, Pretty in Pink

Accessories: scallop trim border (Sale-A-Bration item that will be in the new catalog!), Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon (retiring - now 25% off!), Dazzling Diamonds glitter (applied with 2-way glue pen)

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Card #2 - I had inspiration for this card, but now I can't find it so I can link to it!! I will keep looking and be back to give credit where credit is due! I tweaked it a little to make it my own, but I definitely "borrowed" the concept of the card. I just love how simple it is, but yet it makes a statement. It can be used for a birthday card or to send for the 4th of July.

Stamps: Itty Bitty Bits (from the Summer Mini Catalog), On Your Birthday (sentiment)

Paper: Brilliant Blue (retiring - sold out!), Whisper White, Real Red

Ink: Brilliant Blue (retiring - sold out!), Real Red

Accessories: 3/4" Real Red polka-dot grosgrain ribbon (retiring - now 50% off!), dimensionals, 1/2" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch from the Punch Pack (from the Summer Mini)

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Card #3 - Another card I had some inspiration for, but I have had a picture printed off for the longest time, so I don't even know where to begin looking to link to it. {Updated to add on 6/27/10: I just found the card on the Stampin' Up! customer page - go HERE to see where I got my inspiration.} I actually changed it quite a bit, but the orange slices with the flower and "It's Your Day...Enjoy" was part of the original card. If I find it, I will definitely link to it! You may not notice, but the Pumpkin Pie for the background is polka-dotted by using the Big Shot and texturz plates.

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, On Your Birthday (sentiment)

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Whisper White

Ink: So Saffron, Stampin' Markers: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron

Accessories: flower assortment designer brads (retiring - now 25% off!), silver brads (used with mat pack/paper-piercing tool), 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, ticket punch, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot Texturz Plate (polka-dot)

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Join me for my next 3/$5 card making night on the THIRD THURSDAY - July 15th, 6-8 PM. I really enjoy hosting these events because it helps me stay active in making cards and I can share my love for Stampin' Up! products to others!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

retiring products party on display

This morning I co-hosted a 6/$10 card making event featuring mostly retiring products. It was a fun time with 12 stampers who came out to play even though the sun was appearing for the first time in weeks! Thanks, ladies!!

I designed and prepared supplies for 3 cards and my co-demonstrator and friend designed and prepared supplies for the other 3 cards. We held a door prize drawing every 1/2 hour and had lots of "on hand" products to buy and goodies to eat! I think the ladies had a fun time...I know I did!

For each card, I'll share with you the products that are retiring in case you see something you love that you might want to purchase before it's too late! Click on the link to see the full details for each product. The last day to order retiring products is June 30th and then the new catalog is released on July 1st! To see a complete list of retiring products, check them out HERE.

Retiring Products: Best Wishes & More stamp set, Mellow Moss cardstock (sold out!), Barely Banana cardstock (sold out!)


Retiring Products: Eight Great Greetings stamp set, Rich Razzleberry 1/2" polka dot grosgrain ribbon, Orchid Opulence cardstock (still available in 8 1/2 x 11), Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper


This is a card that I have posted before, but used the stamp set Warm Words for the greeting instead as it will be retiring along with the Cute & Cuddly set. I hadn't used this card for a class yet and thought it would be a great one to use since there were so many things retiring on it.

Retiring Products: Cute & Cuddly stamp set, Warm Words stamp set, Bashful Blue Patterns Designer Series Paper, Barely Banana cardstock (sold out!), Chocolate Chip 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon


My next 3/$5 event is on Thursday, June 24th and I'll most likely be using some retiring products for that event, as well. Not only will it give my attendees a chance to see what they might miss, but it gives me a chance to use up my stash because, as a demonstrator it's best to use the current stuff for events since that's what stampers will be able to buy!

As always, if you see something you like, but don't live in my area (Portland Metro, Oregon) feel free to visit my website at and you can order straight from my site by finding the button that says SHOP NOW. Right now they have many things on clearance up to 60% off and some accessories 25-50%. Also, if you're interested in wall vinyl home decor, any of the retiring designs will be 25% off. HERE is a list of those that are retiring.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

get it while it's hot!

It's June 1st...that means that Stampin' Up! has just released their LAST CHANCE LIST (retiring products) for the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog in preparation for the new catalog being released on July 1st.

Don't miss out on purchasing some products that we will be saying goodbye to forever. The following information will help you navigate your way to finding something that might catch your eye before we say farewell!


**If you would like a list of the retiring STAMP SETS that you can print out (including a list of page numbers and prices), click here.

**If you would like to browse the retiring STAMPS SETS (and their images) online, click here. (Stampin' Up! retiring wheels can be found here.)

Special note: I, personally, will be holding a special that for anyone who orders a retiring stamp set (accessories not included) through me, I will give you 10% off any set you order.


**Each Definitely Decorative vinyl/stencil that is on the retiring list will be sold at 25% off the regular price. Click here for a list you can print out (including the discounted prices).

**If you'd like to browse Definitely Decorative online, click here (please note that if you view them online, it will not show the discounted price yet).

PAPER & INK oh my!

**You will find paper here and ink here. Refer to my previous post about the color renovation that shows at one glance all of the retiring colors. Some of these colors have already been sold out or are on backorder. I will let you know if you choose to order some of these colors, if they are on backorder.


**There are also some last chance punches you can find here.

New Catalog Sneak Peek: The 2010-2011 catalog will be selling the newer sleeker design of punches in all of your favorite images!!


**Retiring embellishments, including buttons, brads, ribbon, die cut materials, etc. can be found here.

**If you would like a list of all accessories, here is a printable list. On the list it will show you whether or not the item is sold out.
**There are a handful of accessories that are selling at
25% or 50% off!! These items will go FAST, so don't hesitate. If you'd like to see those discounted items online, click here and here (please note: these prices do not reflect the 25% discount yet).

If you are in the Portland-Metro area, I will be placing an order tomorrow evening (Wednesday), so please feel free to send your order through e-mail at heidilynneboos{at}hotmail{dot}com by Wednesday at 8:00 PM. If you live far, far can still order through me by going to my Stampin' Up! website ( and clicking on SHOP NOW. Everything will be shipped straight to your door and you can use your credit card to order on a secure site.

Upcoming EVENT: I will be co-hosting a "Retiring Products Party" with another SU! demonstrator on Saturday, June 12th, 10:00-12:30. All supplies will be ready for you to make 6 cards for $10 using mostly retiring sets/products. We will also have various products on hand that you can purchase that day, and you will be able to order from the catalog at that time, as well. It will be a fun morning of making cards...bring a friend and it will be even more fun!

Never hesitate if you have a question to leave a comment or send me an e-mail. Hope you find something you love that will help you be crafty and creative!
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