Tuesday, 17 April 2018

RETIRING: Butterfly Basics

Butterfly Basics will be saying goodbye as of May 31, or while quantities last, whichever comes first.  The co-ordinating Butterflies framelits will also be retiring.

This is definitely a set I'm going to miss.  I'll be posting three cards over the next few days using this set to hopefully provide you with some inkspiration ;)

Some of the products used on this card have already retired last year; but Wisteria Wonder is retiring this year as part of the Colour Refresh.  Don't miss out on your chance to own this beautiful purple colour.

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Monday, 16 April 2018

RETIRING: Happy Celebrations

Designed by Veronica, and found on a fellow Demo's blog, this card is created using the retiring Happy Celebrations stamp set. The background effect is done with the Marbled Background stamp.

In addition to the stamp set retiring, both Wisteria Wonder and Marina Mist are being discontinued in the new Colour Refresh. Make sure to stock up on refills and card stock in these colours before they sell out. 

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Ink Pads Are Changing

When you look at the Stampin’ Up! Retiring list  it will appear that ALL of the ink pads on on the list!  Rest assured, they are NOT all retiring, but rather the style of ink pad is retiring.


Stampin’ Up’s mould that they use to make ink pads, was about to expire and they had to decide if they would just keep it the same or if it was an opportunity to change and improve upon the style.  Who wouldn't take the opportunity to change things up and keep it fresh?
Here are the improvements to the design:

  • It is easier to open
  • A larger label on the front to easily identify the colour.
  • There is an extra colour label to place inside the pad, to make it even easier to identify the colour when open (no mix ups or dirty ink pads!!).
  • The new case is tighter so there are no accidental leak outs.
  • The new case is a sleeker design that takes up less space (and the inkpad is only about 1/4″ shorter on one side).
  • The ink pad is not quite as “tall” as the previous pad, which makes it work really well with the Stamparatus so you get less ink transfer to the plate.
  • The ink pads have a groove on the top that allows them to stack.
  • The ‘In Color’ pads are identified with a little symbol.
In addition, while making changes to the ink pad style, Stampin’ Up! also added a defoamer to the ink pad solution that will help when inks sometimes get bubbly.   Please note that the colours that are staying are exactly the same formula (other than the defoamer) so new ink refills can be used on old pads and vice versa.
I don't yet have a new ink pad in hand, but my upline, Jenn Tinline, was kind enough to share her pictures comparing the new and old style ink pads.  Please check them out below:

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Monday, 9 April 2018

Stampin' Up! Retirement List - While Supplies Last

April 9 – May 31, 2018 or while supplies last
We’re getting ready to retire stamps and accessories from both the annual and occasions catalogs.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps until May 25
  • Retiring Accessories are “while supplies last"
Retiring Stamps
Retiring Bundles
Everything Else

Retiring Products List – Annual Catalog

This retiring products list contains items from the 2017-2018 annual catalog.

Retiring Products List – Occasions Catalog

This retiring products list contains items from the 2018 occasions catalogs.

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Saturday, 7 April 2018

Manis, Pedis, Facials...Oh My!

Join me on April 21 from 10-3 at Esthetic Retreat in Ancaster.  Facials, manis, pedis and beautiful handmade cards by me!
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