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April 2013

Bloomin' Bouquet kit

Mother's Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because. Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There's no watering, no weeding-just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.

Item 134542 $12.95   Available starting April 29, while supplies last.  

Kit contents:

  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems

Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

Click here to order your own Bloomin Bouquet kit!

CPC Doc McStuffin’s Gift Ensemble!

Giving a birthday gift to a little one, or know of a little one who is feeling a under the weather?  Doc McStuffin's is here to help!  This new TV show is all the rage with kids and who doesn't love a little punch art?  Create these simple "Doc" inspired creations for your little cutie for party favors or as get well gifts!!

Doc McStuffinss Gift Ensemble

To get the instructions for this fun kids' project designed by Niki, just head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to April! 

Serene Silhouettes

Have you checked the Retiring Accesories and Stamp Set lists?  You really need to especially the Accesories.    The Accesories are going fast and are only available while supplies last.  Here are a few things that caught my eye as I looked through the Retiring Accesories list:

    * Champagne  Mist Shimmer Paint

    *Petite Pocket Bigz die

    *Fancy Favor Bigz die

    *Manhattan Flower Embossing folder One ofmy all time favorite cards was made withi this folder!  Check it out  here.

    *Basic Black 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon

There's definitely more that I am going to miss and I will do my best to share samples in the coming weeks using some of favorite retiring stamp sets and accesories.  

Here's a few more samples from a recent card class using the Serene Silhouettes stamp set whcih thankfully is NOT on the Retiring list.

April18 class 1

The words are from the Loving Thoughts set.  

April 18 class 3

Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check out the Retiring lists and if you need anything let me know.  I would be happy to help you!


CPC Car Coupon Keeper & Emergency Cards!

This Car Coupon Keeper with a stash of emergency cards, is a must for every woman’s car!  The Coupon Keeper has four pockets for coupons, a pad of paper with a pretty matching pen, and a large clip that holds everything together.  The keeper also has four beautiful cards with envelopes that are neatly tucked inside for those times that you need a card at the last minute!!

Car Coupon Keeper

This pretty project comes to you designed by Chris!  If you would like all the details on how to make this great project then go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of April. 

The Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories and Stamps list


It is that time of year to say goodbye to some of our favorite stamps and accesories.  I am listing the retiring accesories fist because they are available only while suplies last.  So, you need to act fast on these items because once they are gone they are gone!  Here is the link to the retiring accesories list.   Here is the link to the retiring stamp list.

Remember you can order the retiring stamp sets until June 3rd but the retiring accesories are only available while supplies last so don't delay !  You can order through my online store  or call me and I can help you.  

Best of Flowers

I know we have talked about the Best of... series of stamps that Stampin' Up! is offering as part of  their 25th anniversar year celebration.   All  I know is I would hate to be the person who has to decide what stamp should be in each Best of set. Know what I mean?  Whoever that person is they definitely picked some of my favorites for the Best of Flowers  (133342) set!  I love those images and was pretty excited to learn that the images in the Best of Flowers set are smaller than the original stamps.  It was all I needed to know to justify purchasing the set.  

In each Best of set there is one image that is brand new and I am crazy about this new flower and being able to punch it out with the 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch!

Best of flowers card1 old side

White ebossing on black cardstock just makes the image POP!   Here's a close up of the new flower image.

Best of Flowers card 1 olive close

I loved this simple card so much I made it in a lot of colors!  I will post another card on my Facebook page.  

Stamps: Best of Flowers ( 133342), Sweet Essentials (126457)
Ink: VersaMark, Black Stazon
Paper: Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack,
Punches: 1-1/4" scallop circle (127811), Scallop Edge
Big Shot: Pefect Polka Dot folder
Embellishments: Brights Glimmer brads, Black Taffeta ribbon , White embossing powder

All the products can be ordered through my online store or contact me and I will be happy to assist you!

CPC Floral Scrapbook Wall Hanging

Isn't this just a stunning project?   Doesn't it just make you feel so happy?  I love the colors and it is perfect way to showcase your family.

Floral Scrapbook Wall HangingThis beautiful project was created by Christy for Craft Project Central.  If you would like to get all the information on how to make this fun project go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of April .   

Best Wishes and Washi

I am pretty excited to have Stampin' Up! washi tape in the house!  Yes, washi tape!  I have 3 rolls that came in my Epic Day This and That Bundle.    This is a new product line and will be available in the soon to be released  Stampin' Up! catalog.   However as a special little sneak peek, you can buy this bundle (133350 $32.08) at a 15% discount through April 30.

This and that bundle

My card  uses 2 of the designs of washi tape and the super fun Remember This and That Rotary stamp.

Secret Garden and washi

I just love the simplicity of this card and how  just those 2 little strips of washi tape  just dressed it all up.  The tape is well, tape so you do not need any extra adhesive  to secure it down and as you can tell  I just simply tore it of the roll.  The tape is repositionable so it is  very forgiving and easy to work with.

The rotary stamp has the ability to stamp dates from January 01 2012 to December 31, 2023 so it is a must have.    

Secret garden and washi side

Hope you are having a super fun and creative Saturday and if you need to order your Epic Day This and That Bundle please head over to my online store and place an order.

CPC Baby Gift Pail & Coordinating Thank You Notes!

This adorable whale set makes the perfect wrapping for any baby shower! The neutral colors are perfect for a boy or a girl!  Add a special gift inside and you are ready to go!

Baby Gift Pail & Thank You Notes

This great baby gift ensemble comes to you decorated by Heidi!  If you would like all the details on how to make this adorable gift set go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of April!

Missed You at Class

By the time you read this you will be late for class!  Having a stamping class this morning and am so excited to see everyone! Here's a quick peek I shared on my Facebook page yesterday of one of the cards we will be making this morning.

Watercolor float secret garden

Be sure to sign up for my mailing list (see left hand column) and like my Facebook page so you will not be missing for the next class!  

Hope to stamp with you soon!