Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saying Goodbye

In just over a week, we say a fond Farewell to both of the current Catalogues, the 2012-13 Annual Catalogue and the 2013 Seasonal Catalogue.  I have loved both of these babies, and will miss many of the products from within - it has made it all that much harder to put together a Garage Sale of my retired stamps this year, because there are so many things that I want to keep for myself.  I'm very happy to see a lot of favourites carry through to the new Catalogue though, such as the Swallowtail stamp and the Oh Hello set, and the lace doilies and the distressing tool from the Seasonal Catalogue.  

However, I can't wait to share the brand new 2013-14 Catalogue with you, it definitely holds up with the standard that we have come to love and expect from Stampin' Up!

When I can share it with you on July 2nd, you will notice that there are no longer any Christmas stamps in the main Catalogue.  They have all been reserved for the upcoming Seasonal Catalogue (released September 2013), however should you wish to purchase any Christmas stamps between now and then, here are the carryover items from last years Holiday Catalogue that are STILL AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE.

In the meantime, don't forget to check out the Retiring List and special offers on my website,

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June specials and offers

It's Catalogue Transition time! 

Out with the old.... check out the retiring list and reductions.  Only available until June 30th.  The Seasonal Mini Catalogue is also ending this month, so don't miss out on your favourites.

And in with the new.... come and see what is on offer in the new 2013-14 Catalogue, available on July 2nd.  I LOVE the new catalogue, I can't share it with you just yet, but prepare to be impressed!

We have two offers about to finish on the 15th June:

Selected MDS downloads at 25% off!

 Don't miss this cute exclusive bundle at 20% off!

And two more offers that just started this month:

Best of Flowers is the first in a series of favourites that are being re-released to celebrate the last quarter-century of Stampin' Up!  The last image is a brand new one, which co-ordinates with the 1 1/4" scallop circle punch.  Cute huh!  Available in clear-mount only, for $31.95 - don't forget to add an acrylic block to your order, this set all fits on an E block.

We also have a range of Single Stamps available for a limited time.  Check them out, starting at just $12.50 each, and also only available in clear-mount.

Lastly, the MDS colour palette has been updated with the new colours, you'll need to go to and run the update for the changes to take affect - the new colours are lush, lush, lush!!!

To order any of these wonderful products please visit my online store and use Hostess Code UDXYHZJ4.  Remember that orders placed online are processed immediately and delivered straight to your door.

Happy stamping!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

2012-13 Retiring List

It's always an exciting time when the Retiring Lists come out - while we are sad to be saying goodbye to lots of favourites, there are some great specials and of course you can't help but wonder what NEW GOODIES are coming to replace them!!  So on that note, here are the two retiring lists for this year:

Retiring Stamps 

Retiring Accessories

The biggest loss for me this year is the Dies.  We are losing Two Tags, Scallop Envelope, Elegant Bird, Petite Pocket and the Fancy Favour Box; the latter has 25% off and will sell out fast, so add that to your list if you don't already have it.  You'll need extended cutting pads and an extended crease mat to use it too.

Lots of stampsets are reduced too, so have a good look and see what you can find.  French Foliage is there for 25% off the clear-mount set, which has been used a lot for that lovely ink splatter and the French script and poststamp.  I can't say I've used the leaves very much (though I've seen some great masculine cards created with them) but this was a worthwhile investment for me just for the other 3 images.  I was disappointed to see Artistic Etchings on the list too, given that I only bought it in March - that Eiffel Tower image is one of my favourites at the moment, I think I'll be hanging on to this one.  I'll be keeping Dinoroar, I Dig You, Aviary and well, quite a few more!

All of the Christmas stamps, bar one, are also retiring.  Again, there are a few I'll be holding on to for my personal use, like No Peeking and Christmas Lodge.  Keep an eye open for the new Holiday Catalogue coming in August for all new Christmas sets, plus a few returning favourites from last years Holiday Catty. 

The traditional scrapbooking range is now gone, to be replaced with the This & That range, though I'm happy to say Stampin' Up! will continue to support scrapbookers with their superior papers and cardstock, but they have decided to move away from scrapbooking albums and page protectors.
Watercolouring pencils and crayons are now gone (and already sold out), the only things continuing are the Watercolour Paper and the Aqua Painters and Blender Pens - you can still do lovely watercolouring with these and the SU inkpads and markers.

The fabric line has also been discontinued and is listed with some great reductions.

Digital Content Discs are all leaving us too, with all future MDS content to be available as a digital download only.

And last but not least we are saying goodbye to 10 of our Colours, which are being replaced with new Colours, and therefore all of the Colour Families are having a change-up.  You'll see everything in the Colour Families (Brights, Subtles, Regals and Neutrals) on the retiring list, such as markers, inkpads, paper stacks, buttons etc, but rest assured that these will be returning in their new configurations and with new designs too in some cases.

But after all of that - there is plenty of gorgeous new stuff coming, you won't be disappointed.  They have to make room somehow for all the fabulous new stamps and accessories coming our way.  July 2nd is the release date for the new 2013-14 Annual Catalogue.

So head on over to my online store to place your Retiring List orders, they'll ship straight to your doorstep.  Please use Hostess Code UDXYHZJ4.