Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Musical Medley

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I am not sure if the week is going by too fast, or if I am completely unable to keep track of it all. Sometimes it is nice to look at my calendar and see blank spaces. This week, that is not the case.


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Because of that I was not able to play as much as I like. However, some events this week were truly worth it. On Tuesday night, me and my daughter went to see Mr. Ithzak Perlman play with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. What an evening that was. To say he is a virtuoso is the understatement of the year. He is genius, marvelous, fantastic, inspiring, and the greatest of our time. Of course I got y own share of inspiration. as I prepared a card for the Dostamper Stars challenge 130, I went back to my retired stash of Modern Medley and found just the right piece of paper I need for this project. The look is simple yet elegant. Flowering Flourishes as a partial background allows for the colors to be kept to a minimal. The Banners framelits set the tempo for this piece, and in all this is my masterpiece for today.

Check out more "Sketch Challenge" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (click on their links below)

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Per Stampin' Up!, the MDS software will continue to work.  However, you will want to save and back up any digital downloads you have purchased and save them to your hard drive before 5/31.  The last day to access support for MDS, purchase downloads and use Stampin' Up! print services is May 31, 2015.  After that time, MDS and support for MDS will no longer be available. 

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Weekly Deals



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Shop the retiring list is here and the only thing left to do is hurry up and grab your favorites before they are gone. Mind the sales too; some stamp sets will be up to 25% off and some accessories up to 50% off!!


MDS (My Digital Studio) is being discontinued as of 5/31.  
Per Stampin' Up!, the MDS software will continue to work.  However, you will want to save and back up any digital downloads you have purchased and save them to your hard drive before 5/31.  The last day to access support for MDS, purchase downloads and use Stampin' Up! print services is May 31, 2015.  After that time, MDS and support for MDS will no longer be available. 


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Monday, April 27, 2015

A Meadow Birthday

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Hello lovely people. I took the weekend off to get some other stuff done and also because I did not have any time left to myself. Sunday I was able to catch a break, enjoy a bit of sunshine weather and play.


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I live close to a nature preserve that is mostly wet lands and during the summer is beautiful and lush. The water there is now flowing and we can spot some life happening there. I just do not enjoy having the ducks came visit the pool... oh well. Anyway, I am always short on masculine cards, so in honor of the wet lands I decided on a masculine birthday card that feature a scenery. I recently did one card similar but used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. This one I reached for the Serene Silhouette stamp set, while the sentiment is from Morning Meadow.  The color combo from the Create with Connie and Mary challenge 352 were perfect and gave me the initial inspiration for a scenery card. I honestly am having fun making scenery card and can see myself doing many more in the near future. Have you ever done any? It is fun and you must try. Got ahead, you will get hooked too.

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Shop the retiring list is here and the only thing left to do is hurry up and grab your favorites before they are gone. Mind the sales too; some stamp sets will be up to 25% off and some accessories up to 50% off!! 



MDS (My Digital Studio) is being discontinued as of 5/31.  
Per Stampin' Up!, the MDS software will continue to work.  However, you will want to save and back up any digital downloads you have purchased and save them to your hard drive before 5/31.  The last day to access support for MDS, purchase downloads and use Stampin' Up! print services is May 31, 2015.  After that time, MDS and support for MDS will no longer be available. 

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Line? Which line?

I am the kind of stamper that keeps the images from a stamp true to itself. I change colors, use heat embossing, texture embossing, but hardly ever I modify the image by adding anything to it. Today, however the Splitcoast Stampers Challenge TLC 530 made me jump out of my box.


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And the best part: I loved it. It was a fun experiment for me and I thought the result was great. So great I made a book mark and a gift card holder with the same images from the Crazy About you stamp set. To give this special effect on the image I simply used my Basic Black marker and add the lines. Nothing to it and lots of fun. I chose to keep the images from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar as is and the sentiment from Label Love gave just the perfect balance for this sketch. I am sad to see the Label Love retiring, but this one is a keeper and I will continue to use it for a long time to come. Grab yours before it is gone forever.
Hope you have enjoyed today's project. Please come back again soon. Take care

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Shop the retiring list is here and the only thing left to do is hurry up and grab your favorites before they are gone. Mind the sales too; some stamp sets will be up to 25% off and some accessories up to 50% off!! 



MDS (My Digital Studio) is being discontinued as of 5/31.  
Per Stampin' Up!, the MDS software will continue to work.  However, you will want to save and back up any digital downloads you have purchased and save them to your hard drive before 5/31.  The last day to access support for MDS, purchase downloads and use Stampin' Up! print services is May 31, 2015.  After that time, MDS and support for MDS will no longer be available. 

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hi mom!


We knew these beautiful colors were going to wave good bye, but it is hard to see them go as they are such a pretty bunch. I have stocked up and plan on continue to use them for some time.


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Every year when the Retiring list comes out, I revisit some old favorites. This time I picked up the Delightful Dozen for the sentiment and the Scalloped Dotted Border punch. Those are favorites of mine and I am having a hard time parting with them. Another one taking leave is the I Like You hostess set, but look at that potential! For a bit of texture, how about the lovely Spring Flowers TIEF? A mother deserves all that and much more. So, share some love, get some of these lovely products and share them with your mom; create beautiful projects and memories too!

This color combo is so great and for you to get even more inspiration, visit these other fine Stars:

Heidi Vinkemeier
Sharon Bennett
Connie Plaumann
Robyn Rasset
Linda Kaufman
Judy Wieczorek-Strickling 

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The retiring list is here and the only thing left to do is hurry up and grab your favorites before they are gone. Mind the sales too; some stamp sets will be up to 25% off and some accessories up to 50% off!! 



MDS (My Digital Studio) is being discontinued as of 5/31.  
Per Stampin' Up!, the MDS software will continue to work.  However, you will want to save and back up any digital downloads you have purchased and save them to your hard drive before 5/31.  The last day to access support for MDS, purchase downloads and use Stampin' Up! print services is May 31, 2015.  After that time, MDS and support for MDS will no longer be available. 


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Swirly swirls.



Well, our weather took a turn to the worst and it got very cold again. I know it will soon be all good, and I can hardly wait.


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While I patiently wait for the weather to improve, I took inventory of my items that are retiring, and have also played a bit. Birthdays are still going strong and today is my brother's birthday. He lives in Japan and lat time I saw him was 2001 or so.Time goes by without us noticing. For today's card I used the Balloon Bash stamp set, along with Birthday Bash DSP and the Floral Frames Collections framelits, which I am sad to see it go. The Retrosketches challenge 161 came to the rescue and with that I kept my card clean and simple.
Thank you for visiting today. Come again soon.

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The retiring list is here and the only thing left to do is hurry up and grab your favorites before they are gone. Mind the sales too; some stamp sets will be up to 25% off and some accessories up to 50% off!! 


MDS (My Digital Studio) is being discontinued as of 5/31.  
Per Stampin' Up!, the MDS software will continue to work.  However, you will want to save and back up any digital downloads you have purchased and save them to your hard drive before 5/31.  The last day to access support for MDS, purchase downloads and use Stampin' Up! print services is May 31, 2015.  After that time, MDS and support for MDS will no longer be available. 


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Retiring List is here and Weekly Deals.

This is it. The retiring list is here and the only thing left to do is hurry up and grab your favorites before they are gone. Mind the sales too; some stamp sets will be up to 25% off and some accessories up to 50% off!!

One think that will surely run out quickly Are the In-color Papers and Ink Pads and Re-inkers. So if you want them you'll need to get them quickly! They are always first to go. I'm going to miss these colors. Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe!! Get em' While they are there. Really...if you have these ink pads and don't have the refills I would get them today and do not wait, they will be gone!!



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MDS (My Digital Studio) is being discontinued as of 5/31.  
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A blossom thank you!

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A busy weekend that was. I have worked my garden and even put some seeds in the ground. Now I know it will be a busy time tending for the plants, and I enjoy every bit of it. 


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The beautiful time of the year is just a bit more enhanced by beautiful Painted Petals DSP and stamp set.  The sketch from the Pals Paper Arts Challenge 248  is simple and the simplest sometimes can be the most difficult to work with, but I pulled it off after seeing some beautiful pansies blooming in my garden. A bit of natural intervention goes a long way!
Have a beautiful week. Thanks for visiting today, and please come back again soon.

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MDS (My Digital Studio) is being discontinued as of 5/31.  
Per Stampin' Up!, the MDS software will continue to work.  However, you will want to save and back up any digital downloads you have purchased and save them to your hard drive before 5/31.  The last day to access support for MDS, purchase downloads and use Stampin' Up! print services is May 31, 2015.  After that time, MDS and support for MDS will no longer be available. 

2013-2015 In Colors retiring April 21st! #dostamping #stampinup
Soon to Retire:  2013-2015 In Colors:  
Left to right:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe,
Pistachio Pudding & Strawberry Slush
The annual Stampin' Up! retired list is coming April 21st.  That's when we have to say good-bye to some beloved products to make room for the new.  The only products I know for sure will be on that list are the 2013-2015 In Color product line.They are a beautiful color set, and I know I will miss them. But, there is still time to stock up to have these lovely colors.
2013-2015 In Color Products Include: 
  • 2013-2015 In Color Card Stock
  • 2013-2015 In Color Inkpad
  • 2013-2015 In Color Ink Refills - don't forget to get the refills!
  • 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2013-2015 In Color Thick Baker's Twine (Dawn's favorite!)
  • 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Soothing scenery.

I know, I just got very quiet for the past couple of days, but trust me quiet I was not. I held my monthly club on Friday, and this week the weather has been so fantastically beautiful that I took the chance to do some work outside. Then, of course with club preparations and everything else, the time slipped by and I did not keep up. But I am back.


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I have been intimidated by the idea of making a scenery card for the longest time. Well, it is time to fight it off and do it; and you know what? I love it. I think I will repeat it soon. It is much easier that t appears and I will put a tutorial together for you, just stay tuned. The trees on this card is from the Lovely as a Tree which is indeed lovely for this scenery. This is a whole sheet size - A9 - card, as I made it for my husband and several people were signing it. I hope you will also try something different soon and please do come back for the tutorial.

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MDS (My Digital Studio) is being discontinued as of 5/31.  
Per Stampin' Up!, the MDS software will continue to work.  However, you will want to save and back up any digital downloads you have purchased and save them to your hard drive before 5/31.  The last day to access support for MDS, purchase downloads and use Stampin' Up! print services is May 31, 2015.  After that time, MDS and support for MDS will no longer be available. 

2013-2015 In Colors retiring April 21st! #dostamping #stampinup
Soon to Retire:  2013-2015 In Colors:  
Left to right:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe,
Pistachio Pudding & Strawberry Slush
The annual Stampin' Up! retired list is coming April 21st.  That's when we have to say good-bye to some beloved products to make room for the new.  The only products I know for sure will be on that list are the 2013-2015 In Color product line.They are a beautiful color set, and I know I will miss them. But, there is still time to stock up to have these lovely colors.
2013-2015 In Color Products Include: 
  • 2013-2015 In Color Card Stock
  • 2013-2015 In Color Inkpad
  • 2013-2015 In Color Ink Refills - don't forget to get the refills!
  • 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2013-2015 In Color Thick Baker's Twine (Dawn's favorite!)
  • 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment

Shop: 2013-2015 In Color Products

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bright celebration.


I have to say, that lately my weather looks just like this perfect picture and I love every minute of it.

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I enjoyed a long walk with a great friend last night and it felt so wonderful to walk outside feel some fresh air, hear street noises, and all. I sure can use more of that. Let's keep this good weather going, shall we? Well, the inspiration picture from Dostamper Stars challenge 128 is the picture perfect day and that's what birthdays are all about, right? Yes it is! Look at those beautiful candles from the Balloon Blast stamp set, and the happy colors; no one will have a sad day with such a celebration!

But wait, there is more... inspiration that is. Check them out:

Connie
Judy

Mackenzie
Sharon
Robyn

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MDS (My Digital Studio) is being discontinued as of 5/31.  
Per Stampin' Up!, the MDS software will continue to work.  However, you will want to save and back up any digital downloads you have purchased and save them to your hard drive before 5/31.  The last day to access support for MDS, purchase downloads and use Stampin' Up! print services is May 31, 2015.  After that time, MDS and support for MDS will no longer be available. 

2013-2015 In Colors retiring April 21st! #dostamping #stampinup
Soon to Retire:  2013-2015 In Colors:  
Left to right:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe,
Pistachio Pudding & Strawberry Slush
The annual Stampin' Up! retired list is coming April 21st.  That's when we have to say good-bye to some beloved products to make room for the new.  The only products I know for sure will be on that list are the 2013-2015 In Color product line.They are a beautiful color set, and I know I will miss them. But, there is still time to stock up to have these lovely colors.
2013-2015 In Color Products Include: 
  • 2013-2015 In Color Card Stock
  • 2013-2015 In Color Inkpad
  • 2013-2015 In Color Ink Refills - don't forget to get the refills!
  • 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2013-2015 In Color Thick Baker's Twine (Dawn's favorite!)
  • 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment

Shop: 2013-2015 In Color Products

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The tulips are coming!



And we are beyond happy to see them bloom again. It is beautiful seeing flashes of colors popping up all over the gardens: yellows, purples, reds, oranges, and whites. I love them all.


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Spring is so beautiful. I take such a refreshed appreciation to the flowers, the buds on the trees, the singing of the birds, and the warm weather. Of course, I have to honor the fresh flowers somehow. I used the Retrosketch Challenge 160 as my canvas and I employed the retired Blessed Easter stamp to honor my tulips. since we are retiring the winter, I honored that too and used almost all retired products. Viva Spring!

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MDS (My Digital Studio) is being discontinued as of 5/31.  
Per Stampin' Up!, the MDS software will continue to work.  However, you will want to save and back up any digital downloads you have purchased and save them to your hard drive before 5/31.  The last day to access support for MDS, purchase downloads and use Stampin' Up! print services is May 31, 2015.  After that time, MDS and support for MDS will no longer be available. 

2013-2015 In Colors retiring April 21st! #dostamping #stampinup
Soon to Retire:  2013-2015 In Colors:  
Left to right:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe,
Pistachio Pudding & Strawberry Slush
The annual Stampin' Up! retired list is coming April 21st.  That's when we have to say good-bye to some beloved products to make room for the new.  The only products I know for sure will be on that list are the 2013-2015 In Color product line.They are a beautiful color set, and I know I will miss them. But, there is still time to stock up to have these lovely colors.
2013-2015 In Color Products Include: 
  • 2013-2015 In Color Card Stock
  • 2013-2015 In Color Inkpad
  • 2013-2015 In Color Ink Refills - don't forget to get the refills!
  • 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2013-2015 In Color Thick Baker's Twine (Dawn's favorite!)
  • 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment

Shop: 2013-2015 In Color Products

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Weekly Deals

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JUST RELEASED!  WEEKLY DEALS -- SAVE 25%!  Check out the latest batch of Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals (click here to see latest deals).  Discounted prices on this week's deals end April 20.  Items are available while supplies last!


MDS (My Digital Studio) is being discontinued as of 5/31.  
Per Stampin' Up!, the MDS software will continue to work.  However, you will want to save and back up any digital downloads you have purchased and save them to your hard drive before 5/31.  The last day to access support for MDS, purchase downloads and use Stampin' Up! print services is May 31, 2015.  After that time, MDS and support for MDS will no longer be available. 


The annual Stampin' Up! retired list is coming April 21st.  That's when we have to say good-bye to some beloved products to make room for the new.  The only products I know for sure will be on that list are the 2013-2015 In Color product line.They are a beautiful color set, and I know I will miss them. But, there is still time to stock up to have these lovely colors.
2013-2015 In Color Products Include: 
  • 2013-2015 In Color Card Stock
  • 2013-2015 In Color Inkpad
  • 2013-2015 In Color Ink Refills - don't forget to get the refills!
  • 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2013-2015 In Color Thick Baker's Twine (Dawn's favorite!)
  • 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment

Shop: 2013-2015 In Color Products

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Monday, April 13, 2015

May Flowers? Well, make it April.


 

After Thursday's torrential rains, and a gloomy Friday, the skies opened up and we had am absolutely gorgeous weekend. Saturday was a beautiful sunny day, and Sunday was not to a disappointment either, just a bit more breeze.


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And with the good weather yesterday, we were all able to enjoy a wonderful birthday party of a wonderful little girl. The weather was perfect, the children played and played outside, while the adults had the chance to chat, mingle, and enjoy the fresh air too. The card you see today I prepare for the birthday girl, using both The Paper Players challenge 240 and the Sweetest Sunday Sketch challenge 264.  I wanted a more modern sentiment, and the Birthday Bash was called to the job along with the Labels Collection framelits. She loved it, and so did we. Did you notice that speckled background? Well it is called Gorgeous Grunge and I truly love this set!

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MDS (My Digital Studio) is being discontinued as of 5/31.  
Per Stampin' Up!, the MDS software will continue to work.  However, you will want to save and back up any digital downloads you have purchased and save them to your hard drive before 5/31.  The last day to access support for MDS, purchase downloads and use Stampin' Up! print services is May 31, 2015.  After that time, MDS and support for MDS will no longer be available. 


The annual Stampin' Up! retired list is coming April 21st.  That's when we have to say good-bye to some beloved products to make room for the new.  The only products I know for sure will be on that list are the 2013-2015 In Color product line.They are a beautiful color set, and I know I will miss them. But, there is still time to stock up to have these lovely colors.
2013-2015 In Color Products Include: 
  • 2013-2015 In Color Card Stock
  • 2013-2015 In Color Inkpad
  • 2013-2015 In Color Ink Refills - don't forget to get the refills!
  • 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2013-2015 In Color Thick Baker's Twine (Dawn's favorite!)
  • 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment

Shop: 2013-2015 In Color Products

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Friday, April 10, 2015

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2013-2015 In Colors retiring April 21st!
Soon to Retire:  2013-2015 In Colors:  
Left to right:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe,
Pistachio Pudding & Strawberry Slush

Ok, I was kidding...

Well, I am not sure if Mother Nature felt better, or simply got all too mad at me. We had a extremely rainy day yesterday, with torrential day for good part of the day. After a calm afternoon, we got an active evening with tornado warnings and all. Very active for a cool temperature.

Miriam Castanho Bollinger, #mstampinwithyou, stampin up, demonstrator, sc535, retirement, etcetera dsp, sheltering tree stamp set, big shot, apothecary accents framelit, oval collection framelits, su

The day was so gloomy that the children did school in the basement rather than our regular school room which is our sun room. I was able to do some clean up in my craft area, creating space for supplies ordered from the FREE shipping and also getting ready for the new catalog coming in May. Then, I had time to craft a bit too. I made this card with a retirement in mind. Think about it, retiring, having time for all sorts of things, including riding your bike to the library or ice cream shop, or both! Sheltering Tree stamp set was perfect for a relaxed life style. The DSP used is the now retired Etcetera,  but I love the colors of it. The sketch is from the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch challenge 535 and for the "park" background I used the Apothecary Accent Framelit. Now, weather permitting, I may go for a ride soon.

Tip:
While I normally teach for people to stamp first cut last, when using the Photopolymer stamps I do not mind stamping last because you can perfectly well see where the image is going to be stamped.

MY STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES LIST:  All Stampin' Up! products listed below are currently available for purchase. Click on product images for more details and easy, on-line shopping! There's a handy supply list at the end you can print.

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MDS (My Digital Studio) is being discontinued as of 5/31.  
Per Stampin' Up!, the MDS software will continue to work.  However, you will want to save and back up any digital downloads you have purchased and save them to your hard drive before 5/31.  The last day to access support for MDS, purchase downloads and use Stampin' Up! print services is May 31, 2015.  After that time, MDS and support for MDS will no longer be available. 
Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10.  No minimum purchase required (excludes expedited orders).
  • STOCK UP!  Fill your wish list and stock up on basics like paper, stamps and ink!  It ALL ships FREE!
  • Orders placed for Hawaii and Alaska will receive free 2nd Day Air shipping.
  • Paper Pumpkin past kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping if purchased online. Paper Pumpkin monthly subscriptions are not eligible for free shipping.
  • SMART IDEA!  The Stampin' Up! 2013 - 2015 In Colors will be retiring with the annual catalog (last day is June 2, 2015).  Order your favorite 2013 - 2015 In Color inks, card stock, ribbon, markers and more while they are in stock AND take advantage of free shipping!   
2013-2015 In Colors retiring April 21st! #dostamping #stampinup
Soon to Retire:  2013-2015 In Colors:  
Left to right:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe,
Pistachio Pudding & Strawberry Slush
The annual Stampin' Up! retired list is coming April 21st.  That's when we have to say good-bye to some beloved products to make room for the new.  The only products I know for sure will be on that list are the 2013-2015 In Color product line.They are a beautiful color set, and I know I will miss them. But, there is still time to stock up to have these lovely colors.
2013-2015 In Color Products Include: 
  • 2013-2015 In Color Card Stock
  • 2013-2015 In Color Inkpad
  • 2013-2015 In Color Ink Refills - don't forget to get the refills!
  • 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2013-2015 In Color Thick Baker's Twine (Dawn's favorite!)
  • 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment

Shop: 2013-2015 In Color Products

WHY SHOP ON-LINE WITH MSTAMPINWITHYOU?  Click here to learn how you can get exclusive offers,  and receive prompt and personalized service when you order through me.

You'll find My Digital Products & Support here:
All Digital Downloads
MDS Free 30-day Trial Version
MDS Software - $19.95
MDS Support

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hope and Pray.


Hello my lovely people! Another day that we sit patiently and wait for the nice weather to arrive. Honestly, Mother nature we hope and pray that you will feel better soon.

Miriam Castanho Bollinger, #mstampinwithyou, stampin up, demonstrator, dsc127, lullaby dsp, six-sided sampler stamp set, sassy salutations, hexagon punch, itty bitty accents punch, label bracket punch, get well, su

Yes, in our part of the world, the weather is still not Spring like at all. We have gotten mornings below freezing still or near freezing and we are all very sick of it, no pun intended. Then I thought to make a Get Well card to enter in the Dostamper Stars challenge 127 and offer it to Mother Nature in hopes that she will indeed brighten up. I like the sentiment in the Label Bracket Punch as it fits and is evenly distributed. A bit of Six-Sided Sampler, some Itty Bitty Accent and this card is sure to bring a bit of brightness to anyone's day.

Need more inspiration? Check the other Stars creation for this challenge:

Linda's Thank you card
Judy's Happy Birthday Cell phone card
Mackenzies' Happy Birthday card


MY STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES LIST:  All Stampin' Up! products listed below are currently available for purchase. Click on product images for more details and easy, on-line shopping! There's a handy supply list at the end you can print.

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


MDS (My Digital Studio) is being discontinued as of 5/31.  
Per Stampin' Up!, the MDS software will continue to work.  However, you will want to save and back up any digital downloads you have purchased and save them to your hard drive before 5/31.  The last day to access support for MDS, purchase downloads and use Stampin' Up! print services is May 31, 2015.  After that time, MDS and support for MDS will no longer be available. 
Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10.  No minimum purchase required (excludes expedited orders).
  • STOCK UP!  Fill your wish list and stock up on basics like paper, stamps and ink!  It ALL ships FREE!
  • Orders placed for Hawaii and Alaska will receive free 2nd Day Air shipping.
  • Paper Pumpkin past kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping if purchased online. Paper Pumpkin monthly subscriptions are not eligible for free shipping.
  • SMART IDEA!  The Stampin' Up! 2013 - 2015 In Colors will be retiring with the annual catalog (last day is June 2, 2015).  Order your favorite 2013 - 2015 In Color inks, card stock, ribbon, markers and more while they are in stock AND take advantage of free shipping!   
2013-2015 In Colors retiring April 21st! #dostamping #stampinup
Soon to Retire:  2013-2015 In Colors:  
Left to right:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe,
Pistachio Pudding & Strawberry Slush
The annual Stampin' Up! retired list is coming April 21st.  That's when we have to say good-bye to some beloved products to make room for the new.  The only products I know for sure will be on that list are the 2013-2015 In Color product line.They are a beautiful color set, and I know I will miss them. But, there is still time to stock up to have these lovely colors.
2013-2015 In Color Products Include: 
  • 2013-2015 In Color Card Stock
  • 2013-2015 In Color Inkpad
  • 2013-2015 In Color Ink Refills - don't forget to get the refills!
  • 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2013-2015 In Color Thick Baker's Twine (Dawn's favorite!)
  • 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment

Shop: 2013-2015 In Color Products

WHY SHOP ON-LINE WITH MSTAMPINWITHYOU?  Click here to learn how you can get exclusive offers,  and receive prompt and personalized service when you order through me.

You'll find My Digital Products & Support here:
All Digital Downloads
MDS Free 30-day Trial Version
MDS Software - $19.95
MDS Support

Thank you for Shopping with Miriam.