Retiring In Colors and Blends Coordination

As I’m preparing for our 207-2019 In Colors to retire this year, I’m enjoying all the Tranquil Tide color I can!  I hope they bring this one back, it truly is the perfect blue green!

The 5 In colors going away are Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist.  They work together so nicely but that Tranquil Tide will be hard to replace for me.

The Retiring stamps/accessories list should be out around April 15th so be SURE to get those ink refills if you have the pads
BEFORE then as they tend to sell out quickly!
They are all 3.75 each.

Berry Burst ink refill #144089
Powder Pink ink refill #144090
Lemon Lime Twist ink refill #144092
Tranquil Tide ink refill #144091
Fresh Fig ink refill #144088

I’ll post the other retiring In Colors at the
bottom of this post along with a bundle deal for you!

I was making several of these cards using just those In Colors
together.  Adding the 6×6 In Color paper stack is easy coordination and makes quick and easy cards.  I used a flower set called All That You Are, in the Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog. I colored the flowers with our Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.  Even though we don’t have those exact named colors in the alcohol markers, here is how I coordinated them:

This light pink was the hardest to match but once I blended them together, it was pretty good!  I love that our alcohol markers have the 2 shades so they are more than just their given name.

So back to the Retiring Colors…..
I have a bundle going while all these are still available.  If you own these 5 In Colors, you may need the ink refills and some of the coordinating accessories before they go.
They MAY go on sale for the retiring list, I’m not sure so I’m adding a bundle now of my staples to have:

2 Packs of the assorted 8-1/2 x 11 card stock assortment, one pack of buttons, the designer paper plus
all 5 ink refills, and your choice of color for one roll of the ruffled ribbon for $60!  (includes tax and shipping, a bundled savings of $10!)
Offer only through me – email me to request Linda’s In Color Bundle!
Offer available now  – April  5th!
If you order before March 31st, Sale a Bration freebies can still be earned!

The 8-1/2 x 11 In Colors card stock (also avail in 12×12)
$8.50  20 sheets, 4 each of the 5 colors.  #144247

The 6×6 In Color Designer papers   $11  40 6×6 sheets in all 5 colors.

These cute, flat buttons in all 5 colors!  $7 for 25 buttons #146931

Mini Ruffled Ribbons $8 each roll of 10 yards, 5 colors.

Here are some other add-ons available to order if you don’t have them already:
Retirning In Color Markers $15  #144043

2017-2019 Retiring In color ink pads  Set of 5 $33.75 #147152
or individually for 7.50 each.

You can see all the products up close in my online store . HERE.

Go Stamp Something pretty today!

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Someone is Thinking of You Today…

Seems every week I hear about someone in the hospital, going through hard times with family, job problems, health issues.  Sometimes it seems like I make more of these kinds of cards than birthday cards.  What I love about card making is that creating them helps me DO something when it’s hard to know what to say or do.

I made 4 of these yesterday, using this simple, classic layout.  The mushrooms are cheery and make me smile so I hope it cheers up the recipient, too.

I used the Sale-a-Bration paper, Painted Seasons.   It has those cute mushrooms but also pretty flowers and another pattern that would work for fall/winter.   I used a 3″ x 4″ piece as my main image, layered on 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Early Espresso.  I used Poppy Parade as the large layer, 4″ x 5-1/4″ and adhered to a Thick Whisper White standard size, 4-1/4″ x 11.

The Patterned 1″ strip is the other side of the mushroom print.

Free with a $50 order thru March (while supplies last)
#149574  12×12, 12 sheets – 4 designs 3 sheets each.

I did add a few little poppy butterflies from the Beauty Abounds dies.
It’s an easy layout you can adapt to any patterned paper.

I’m off to the mailbox
Go stamp something and send a card to someone today!

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New Sale a Bration freebies and New framelits….

Happy Friday!
It’s so nice to wake up to more great news and freebies!
Stampin’ Up is adding 8 more Sale-A-Bration freebies for March in addition to the current ones.   Just in time for the Coordination promotion to begin today!

New Freebies Added!
Annual Catalog products free with a $50 order:

(item numbers are different from annual catalog
so be sure to watch that when placing order)
Click HEREHERE to view/print the flyer for new items

Also added to the Level 1 -$50 freebie choices:  Painted Seasons Designer paper (without stamp set)  The Level 2 bundle with stamp set is still available free with a $100 order also.

NEW Coordinating products available today! 
This might be a little confusing because one is free with an order (sale-a-bration) and one can be ordered.  For instance, the Hello Cupcake stamp set is  free with a $50 order and the coordination dies are $27.   So if you earned any of the freebies since January, now you can pick up the matching accessories to complete your set!
(while supplies last)

The Hello Cupcake stamps are free with a $50 order
The coordinating framelits are $27  #150072

The frog stamps, So Hoppy Together, are free with a $50 order.
The coordinating framelits are $27   #150073  SOLD OUT

The Lasting Lily photopolymer double set is free with a $100 order
The coordinating framelits are $27  #150071

The Painted Seasons bundle (stamps and 12×12 paper) is free with a $100 order
The coordinating framelits are $27   #150074

The Tea Together stamp set is $22.00  #148779
The coordinating framelits are free with a $100 order

The Story Label punch is 18.00  #150076
The stamp set, Part of My Story, is free with a $50 order

This photopolymer set, More than Words, is meant to
coordinate with all of the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets.
$17   #150069

To see ALL the freebies you can earn by ordering, Click HERE!

Have a wish list? Don’t forget it’s a great time to join SU during Sale-A-Bration!
As a discount shopper demonstrator, you can place your own orders and get a 20% or more discount on all your purchases.  You choose what you’d like in your kit – choose $125 of any product, pay only $99 plus tax and free shipping!
Sign up here

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Under the Dome…

I started out this morning to create something with the
Hello Cupcake stamps and framelits (coming out March 1st)
but my brain is home decor-land right now as we have been
renovating our whole kitchen lately.  We’ve taken down a wall, replaced the floor, new cabinets, new appliances and now I’m buying the pretty things to put around.
(the fun stuff, right?)

I’ve been seeing a lot of succulents under glass domes,
so that was my inspiration.

The Hello Cupcake stamp set is free with a $50 purchase right now.  On March 1st, Stampin’ Up is offering a coordinating framelit set!  It cuts out the cupcake and has cute candles, picks AND this glass dome with stand!

I used the dome with clear acetate window sheets.
I cut the stand from woodgrain paper.

For my succulents, I used the free Sale-a-bration stamp set
called  Painted Seasons.  I inked in Pear Pizzazz and sponged on a little Melon Mambo on the edges before stamping on the white card stock.
The branch is from Colorful Seasons dies.
The designer paper is from Painted Seasons Bundle.

Tip: I glued just the bottom of the acetate under the stand
and one glue dot at the top of dome.

Here are my supplies for stamps/accessories I used: 

I’ll be back on Friday when the Coordinating items go on sale!
Scroll down or click here to see my post for those.

Go Stamp Something!

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More free gifts to choose from!

Sale-a-Bration is what we call our free gift-with-purchase promotion!
It runs from Jan-March every year and we are right in the middle
when Stampin’ Up adds more items to choose from!

There are two new Level one items!
These are free with any $50 order:

All Adorned  # 149728  Photopolymer stamp set


Love the Blue and gray card on the right!
(if you are in my stamping school, be sure to check out last week’s videos for a project using this stamp set.  Customers and team get access to over 1000 videos archived there)

This freebie is a must-have!  It’s a dynamic embossing folder, very deep and textural floral design!  #149698  It’s a Level 1, Free with a $50 order.

To see all 3 freebies with a $50 order, click HERE


In the left sample above, they embossed it on white card stock and colored the raised images with our stampin’ blends alcohol markers.

This bundle is free with a $100 order.  The rubber (clear block mount) stamp set and 12×12 paper come together, we can’t get them separately.

Love the mushrooms on the paper!

To see all 3 freebies with a $100 order, click here

You can call me to order 407-435-3135, email me at
or order Online in my store HERE

***If order ordering in my online store and your order is under $150,
use my February code WMVGZWTY
when it asks you if you have a host code.  I’ll send out a special gift to you!
If your order is $150 or more, don’t use the code so you will be able to collect your host rewards in that order.

Go Stamp Something!

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Foiled again….

Tomorrow is another fun day because the 4 new Sale-A-Bration items will be ready to order! See my post from last week HERE to see details. I’ll post tomorrow with the live links.  Thanks to all who have ordered in the last 2 weeks!  It seems the Frogs, the Foils and the Lily stamps have been the hot freebies and my guess it’s because the framelits are coming for those to purchase on March 1st!

I needed a quick card for a friend so I grabbed the Lovely Lipstick foil from the Sale-a-Bration freebies. (free with a $50 purchase)  Yes, we can just use cardstock to make a frame but this crazy-shiny foil is SO pretty!

I can’t even get a good pic of it because it’s so shiny and glossy!
This pic is dulled down a little so you can see the detail of it embossed.
It comes in 2 colors, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick.  8 sheets, 12×12, 4 each color.

I used the bundle, Amazing Life, that has the stamp set and the Stitched Rectangle framelits.  Even if you don’t get the stamp set, the framelits are a staple for every craft room!

Side Note:  Have you seen the Lace folder from the Occasions catalog?  I used it on the Lipstick foil above. Really pretty on this card by Stampin’ Up.

I’ll be back tomorrow to post the 4 new Sale a Bration items!
Many of you have emailed me your orders early – thank you and I will put those in as soon as ordering opens!


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NEW Sale-A-Bration items and More!

Wow!  A LOT to tell you about today!

First, Stampin’ Up announced the 2nd release of freebies for Sale-a-Bration, their free-gift-with purchase promo going now on until March 31st.

We have added 4 more freebies that will be available beginning February 15th!
(2nd release items are always while supplies last)

See the 2nd release brochure HERE!

There is a NEW embossing folder called Country Floral.  See it in the background of the card above?   It will be a Level 1, free with a $50 order.


This stamp set is called All Adorned. It will be a Level 1, free with a $50 order.  It was created to be used with the Stamparatus but since it’s photopolymer, it will be easy to stamp traditionally, too.

I can see how this will add an extra elegance to the corners of our cards!

This next BUNDLE will be a Level 2, free with a $100 order.  Stamps AND 12×12 designer paper together.   I personally cannot wait to get my hands on these!  The stamps are rubber, etched to give that hand-painted look!

The Designer paper has the same hand painted look!

See the coordinating framelits above?
Those can be purchased separately to cut out the images! (see further down in my post)

Here is a video from the Stampin’ Up home office showing this bundle in detail:

In addition to the new freebies, there are also several NEW items to purchase!
These will be available beginning March 1st unless you are a demonstrator, then we can order them starting today. That means they CAN be added to a starter kit if you want to join (or re-join)!   $99 + tax and free shipping, you choose $175 of product of your choice!

See the new products in the flyer HERE!

I’m super excited about these because they coordinate
with the current Sale-A-Bration freebies!
(and they will be super useful to have, especially if you already have the stamp sets!)

The So Hoppy Together is adorable and if you own it, you probably said ‘I wish there was a framelit to cut these frogs out!’  (I know I said it many times)
Hop Around Framelits Dies  $27   #1500073

If you have the Level 2 Lasting Lily set, you may want the framelits!

Lily Framelits Dies   $27  #150071

This Level 1 stamp set wasn’t my favorite, but now it might be with the addition of the framelits!  I love the cake stand and dome as well as the candles!

Call Me Cupcake Framelits Dies  $27  #150072

New sentiments stamp set!   #150069   $17
The stamp set is called More Than Words, photopolymer, and meant to coordinate with ALL of the Sale-A-Bration sets.

The Story Label Punch looks like a really nice, large one for sentiments!   I ordered it today, so I’ll be able to tell you more about it once I get it.
#150076  $18.00

Remember the free bundle I posted?  The paper and stamps?
Here are the framelits that coordinate with them.
Four Seasons Framelits Dies #150074   $28

March is going to be a lot of fun!
Remember these are limited release items, so when they are gone, they are gone.
If you want them, get ’em starting March 1st!

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