I can’t believe it’s almost 2016! I’m sure last year I said I couldn’t believe it was 2015, since it sounds so ‘buck rogers’ and futuristic! We aren’t flying around like the Jetsons yet, but I’m sure it’s coming.

Below is a card made with some pretty, new designer paper coming out January 5th in the Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog. I fussy cut the flowers from the paper, which is called Birthday Bouquet.  It has Mint, Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow and Watermelon with white in it.  It’s an eclectic mix of patterns with the pretty roses and then ice cream cones and soft balloons on other sheets but they all go together oddly!

The greeting is from a set called Birthday Blooms.  It’s meant to coordinate with Cottage Greetings, so if you have that set this is a great companion.  There’s just a touch of white Dazzling Details Glimmer paper for the banner to add some sparkle.

IMG_3982.JPGSometimes I don’t want to go to the trouble of using 2 markers on one stamp to get that multi-color look.  On this card I stamped the greeting twice – once in Mint Melody and once in Watermelon Wonder. I closely hand trimmed the watermelon stamped ‘birthdays’ and just adhered it over the word on the mint stamped paper.

IMG_3983.JPGIt’s probably more noticeable on the close up photos but not many notice it as much for the recipient. Look for these new products coming out January 5th!


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Here are some dates to remember during the New Year’s SU catalog transition.

We have 2 new catalogs coming out!  The Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  (if you have not received both of them by now from me, email me! They sometimes get lost)

The small one is Sale a Bration, which features 11 free products to choose from with a $50 order!  It’s an annual gift-with-purchase event.


Nov 16-January 4th:  Shop the deals on the Holiday Retired List!  Get a jump on next year’s holiday projects by stocking up on these goodies at rock bottom prices!  You can email me your order or order directly online HERE

There is an excel list of retiring products:  Download it HERE

There is also a year end Clearance Rack sale.  Be sure to sort by Lowest price to find the best deals!  go HERE to view.

Dec 28th (Monday):  Today is the last day that SU will guarantee a retiring Holiday stamp set.  After today, they are available while supplies last.

There is a HOLIDAY carryover list on page 48 of the new Occasions catalog.  Stamp Bundles carrying over are Flurry of Wishes/thinlits,  Acorny/punch,  Embellished Ornaments/thinlits, Holly Jolly/greetings Thinlits, Snow Place/thinlits, Reason for the Season/punch, and Peaceful Pines/thinlits. Also Oh What Fun photopolymer set.

Starter Kit on Sale January 5th – March 31st:   Join Stampin’ Up as a Discount (hobby) Shopper and get $155 in product for only $99 and free shipping!!

January 5th (Tuesday): Occasions and Sale a Bration begins!

February 16th:  More Sale a Bration freebies will be added!

January 5th – March 31st:  Sale a Bration Freebies are available with every $50 order!

 January 5th -May 31st 2016:  Occasions Catalog ordering period.

That’s it for me today!  Tomorrow I’ll be back with the Weekly Deals and post as we drive back home from NH to NC.   No snow this year yet so should be good highway weather!


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