Time is Ticking for Free Shipping

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Stampin’ Up!’s FREE SHIPPING promotion ends tomorrow (Friday), so time is ticking on free shipping.  That almost rhymes.  Have you taken advantage of this amazing promotion?  Whether you have a big order to place or just want to pick up a couple of last-minute items, click here to place your order now.  You don’t want to wake up on Saturday and think, “Oh! I need to get a …”

So much to choose from.  The Free Shipping Promotion couldn’t have happened at a better time.  With the Retired Items Lists still fresh on our minds, this is the perfect time to grab some of those before their gone.  To review the items that will soon be retired items, click here.  If you’d like to see my retrospective on my favorite projects with the retiring items, click here.

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Hip Hip Hooray for Pals Paper Arts

Last week was the 200th challenge from The Pals Paper Arts.  That means that this week is the 201st challenge.  Woo hoo!  This week’s sketch was easy for me to pull together.  It all started with Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper.  The rest is history – maybe “history” is a little much.  Why don’t I just say “the rest happened” – I’ll just say that.  The rest happened.

Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:

Hip Hip Hooray Kit, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA201And here’s the challenge banner by Nicole Watt:PPA201 April 24Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Painting the Stamp.  This stamp from the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit is the perfect image for painting with a marker.  The image is intentionally rough (and I’m not great at painting on stamps with markers), so it’s perfect to hide my flaws.  Simply paint on, huff the stamp with a wet breath and stamp away.  Yipee!
  • A Tiny Border. When I layered the Circles Collection Framelit cutout over the 2-1/2″ Circle punch, a very thin border was created.  Nice!  I decided to repeat this thin border around some of the other elements on the card.
  • A Sketch Component Substitution.  Once I had all the components of this card completed, I couldn’t make the band to the left of the center piece work.  I tried, but no cigar.  I decided to pay homage to the left band by adding three Crushed Curry stars along the left of the center piece.  The sketch components are met – and the card is in balance.  Is there anything better in all the world?

Stamp Sets:  Hip Hip Hooray (from Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit)  Papers:  Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White, Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Stampin’ Write Markers (Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry)  Accessories:  Floral Frames Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over the The Pals Paper Arts to see the other projects by the Design Team.

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Good Bye, My Friend

My stamp sets are my friends.  That sounds ridiculously sad, doesn’t it?  I’m not that lonely, so let me restate.  My stamp sets are my friends.  Did I just say the same thing I started with?  Yikes!  Maybe I AM that lonely.  The Retired List is always a hard time for me – while I’m saddened by the departure of some of my really good friends, I’m also excited by the promise of the friends I’m going to soon meet.  Yippee!

Today, I want to share a retrospective of some of my favorite projects that use some of the retiring items.  I don’t have anything to share about the friends I’ll soon meet, so I want to share projects that showcase the friends who will soon be leaving me.  My challenge?  I wanted to identify JUST ONE project for each retiring item.  You can click on any of the pictures below to see the related post.

Let’s get this party started:

Betsy’s Blossoms

20120529-200611.jpgEn Francais

Everything Eleanor, En Francais, Apothecary Art

Make a Wish

stampwithbrian.com - Make a Wish for Nancy's Birthday

Crazy Mixed-Up Love

Oh Hello

Just Married

Just Married, Apothecary Art, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tag It

Tag It, Oh Goodie!, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP160

You’re My Hero

You're My Hero, Happy Day, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP163

Great Sport

Great Sport, Blue Ribbon, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

One in a Million

www.stampwithbrian.com - The Best Love Story

Gently Falling

Gently Falling, Truly Grateful, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Zoo Review

Zoo Review, Happy Day, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP170

World Treasures

Fabulous Florets

Fabulous Florets, Banner Greetings (Hostess), Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS109

Layered Labels

stampwithbrian.com - For You.jpg

Loving Thoughts

Natural Compostion, Everything Eleanor, Loving Thoughts, Stampin' Up!, Brian King


Pursuit of Happiness, Clockworks

Happy Day

Happy Day, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA200

Friendship Preserves

Friendship Preserves, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA174, FMS106

My Friend (I have the French version of this set)

Chere Amie (My Friend), Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Morning Post Alphabet

Morning Post Alphabet, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Lattice Bigz Die

stampwithbrian.com - All-Purpose Lattice Card

Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die

Best of Halloween, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingWhew!  That was easy.  This was just a sampling of some of the items you will miss out on if you don’t get them now.  I hope you’ve enjoyed this walk down memory lane as much as I have.

What stamp set or accessory will you miss most?

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