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Teeny Tiny Wishes

Have you tried Pinterest yet?  You really need to go look at it.  Once you get there “follow” me.  All you need to do is put my name (Susan Horr) into the search bar and all my pins will come up.  I have a few different Boards on there.  One of them is called Susan Stamps and it is the Board I post all of the cards (and projects) I made.  You can also follow my other Boards.  I have a ton of recipes of meals and desserts and a few things I ran across for the home.  It is easy to do and it will give you a ton of ideas!

I got this idea for this card from there.  It is not exactly the same because I changed it a little from the original.  I thought it would make a terrific kids birthday card or even a masculine card.  Everyone likes balloons especially on their birthday.  I used the Extra Large Oval Punch to cut out the balloons and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The Designer Series Paper is called Kaleidoscope and is in the Occasions Catalog.

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Tomorrow Stampin’ Up! is posting their retirement list & every order has FREE SHIPPING (excluding expedited shipping).    Free shipping is from April 21st – 25th!  Make sure you come back to check out what will be retiring.  All products that are retiring will be available on a first come first serve basis.  When they are sold out, they are gone forever.  Don’t miss the opportunity to get that stamp set or accessory you have been looking at.

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The Open Sea Birthday Card

The Open Sea

This card uses another stamp set called The Open Sea that I hope will not retire.  It is one of the best sets to use for a masculine card.  I could be a little prejudice in this because I come from a family of sailors.  My Dad was a sailor and so is Rob, my husband.  His entire family is made up of sailors.  Even though my Dad sailed, he did not teach his three daughters to do so.  I am not sure if it was a sexist thing or it was the only way he could get away from all the women he was always surrounded by.

The background for this card was made using the World Map Background Stamp.  The ribbon is 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon in Marina Mist.

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Don’t forget the Retirement List will be coming out on April 21st.  Everything on the list will be retiring as of June 1st or as supplies last.  If you want something, order it as soon as possible before it goes forever.  In addition to this, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING from April 21st – 25th!  Every order (except expedited) has free shipping!

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Happy Watercolor Hardwood

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I think the two stamp sets I used on this card have become my favorite from the Occasions Catalog (well except for Petite Petals which is awesome).  The flower comes from the stamp set called Happy Watercolor.  I love the flowers in this set as well as the sentiments.  I know I used “thank you” on this card but I love the stamp that says “you make me HAPPY”.   The background of this card was made using my other favorite stamp called Hardwood.  It is a large background stamp.  I really hope both of these sets carry over to the Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog.

Don’t forget to check my web site on April 21st for the Retirement List.  Remember, everything that is retiring is on a first come first serve basis.  Once the item is gone, it is gone forever.  This includes stamps and accessories!

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Oh Hello Thanks

Oh Hello

This stamp set, called Oh, Hello, originally was in the 2013 Occasions Catalog.  Some of the stamps in the “mini” catalogs are carried over to the next Annual Catalog and some are not.  You never know until the Annual Catalog actually comes out.  I was so glad when this stamp set made it.  I love the fonts in this set as well as all the chevrons.  Then it throws in this vintage flower so no matter what your style is, you can use this set.

The Stampin’ Up! retirement list is coming out April 21st.  This is a much dreaded list because every year some of my favorite stamps and accessories are on the list.  I will be posting the list as soon as I can so make sure you come back and check my blog that day.  Wait.  You should be checking my blog everyday!  Just in case you miss a day, do make an effort to come on the 21st.  I usually post around 6 AM but it will probably be later than that on that morning.  First of all, I can’t think that clearly so early in the day so if I tried to post the list, it would probably be messed up.  Secondly, I am not sure what time Stampin’ Up! will post it but I will do it as soon as possible.  Just a friendly reminder ~ all the items are available until they are sold out.  Then they will be gone forever, so if you really want something, order quickly!  This includes stamps and accessories!

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Project Life Teams With Stampin’ Up!

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I am so so so excited to let you know Stampin’ Up! has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

Can’t wait that long? Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be able to order the limited selection starting April 21. So if you’re a demonstrator make sure to check the demonstrator website that day; if you’re not a demonstrator, sign up and you can order the products early too!

Here is a list of the products available for purchase.

Project Life Teams With Stampin' Up!

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Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Dear Mother Nature.  Do you see the flowers in this card?  Would you mind skipping the mud season and cutting right to summer so we could see flowers like this in our gardens?  You made winter so unbearable that I think it is only fair if you did this for us.  I want flowers, blue skies and warm balmy breezes.  Thank you so much!

I don’t know if she will listen to me.  I have a feeling it will be a while longer before I get to see beautiful flowers such as these.  They are from the stamp set called Secret Garden and they have matching Framelits.  When you use bright colors such as these (Melon Mambo, Gumball Green & Pumpkin Pie) on Basic Black, it makes the colors pop out almost as if they are glow in the dark.  The sentiment is from Really Good Greetings.  Lastly I used the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack and the Paper-Piercing Tool to add a little something different to this card.

Now let’s just hope I wake up tomorrow and it is sunny and 70 degrees outside.  Wouldn’t that be nice!

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The Difference Between Flowers

Mixed Bunch

Stampin’ Up! has a lot of different flower stamps with matching punches so I decided to make a card showing you the difference between each of them.  The largest flower on this card is from the stamp set called Mixed Bunch.  The punch that matches this set is called Blossom Punch.  As you can see from the picture the flowers in Mixed Bunch have 6 petals whereas the other sets have only 5.

The middle flower (stamped in Daffodil Delight) is from the stamp set called Flower Shop.  The matching punch is called Pansy Punch and you can save 15% if you buy both in a Bundle.   I don’t know this for a fact, but usually the Bundle price is only good for one year which means the savings will go away on May 31st.  Of course, at this point, I don’t know if any of these items will be in the next catalog.  The Retirement List comes out April 21st.

The smallest flower, which was stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe is from the stamp set called Petite Petals.  The matching punch is also called Petite Petals.  Both of these items are in the Occasions Catalog and you can save 15% by buying them in a Bundle.

The background of this card was stamped using the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set and the sentiment is from Happy Watercolor.

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