Bye-bye Betsy...

Here's a card that I made a while back during my fixation with all things aperture - holes in card fronts.

I remember it well, as it was one of those times when I made the tactical error of "popping in" to my craft room on the way to bed one night, just to try something out and get it out of my brain.

You can probably guess the rest of the story - me, bleary-eyed in my craft room, playing until all hours, and even blearier the next day!

Loving the result though!

Stamps:    Betsy's Blossoms (retiring), Hardwood, Petite Pairs    Ink:    Soft Suede, Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso    Paper:    Naturals White, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Suede    Accessories:    Circle Framelits, Banners Framelits, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (sold out), Brights Candy Dots, Basic Pearls, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges

Stamps: Betsy's Blossoms (retiring), Hardwood, Petite Pairs Ink: Soft Suede, Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso Paper: Naturals White, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Suede Accessories: Circle Framelits, Banners Framelits, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (sold out), Brights Candy Dots, Basic Pearls, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges

Sadly, Betsy will be leaving us, along with the current catalogue at the end of this month, so if you love her like I do, take the opportunity to own her while you can.  She is available in woodmount (at 25% off) and clearmount, and there is also a co-ordinating Stampin' Around wheel on sale.

Check out another sweet and bright Betsy card that I blogged a little while ago - something cheerful for what is a very winterish and overcast day here in Perth.

Almost halfway through Retiring List month! Make sure to grab your must haves while you can...

Stampin' Supplies

Time to say goodbye...

It happens every year, but retiring list time is one of the most bittersweet times in the catalogue year for me.  

It's always sad to see the back of products that I have used and loved and shared with you all, but the sweet part is that it only happens because new and wonderful products are headed our way.

But that's not until July, so we have the rest of this month to celebrate some of our faves while they're still here.

Click on the following images to download up to date lists of retiring stamps and accessories...

Some tips for you as you browse the lists....

  • Look for the discounted products! Several items are discounted, lots by 25%, 30% and even 40%
  • Bundles are your friend! Some products appear on the list as bundles - coordinated with other products and available together at a 15% discount on purchasing them separately.  Many of these items will still be available in the next catalogue, but will not be bundled and therefore will not be discounted - grab them now...
  • In-colors go quickly! We know as soon as they arrive that they have a life of just two catalogue years and they're always the first to go!  If you're ga-ga for Gumball Green, mad for Midnight Muse or desperately in love with any of the other outgoing in-colors, get your ink refills, cardstock etc while you can...
  • Stampin' Around wheels are ALL going! The Stampin' Around rolling stamp system is outgoing as a whole with this catalogue, so if you love to stamp with wheels, grab your faves (plus the handles and cartridges that you need!) while they're still around...
  • Be quick! It's all available only while stocks last, so if you want something on the list, don't wait...
  • GET READY FOR THE NEW CATALOGUE! Each order of $50 or more this month will score you a copy of the new catalogue posted right to your door.  I am currently awaiting shipment of a number of boxes, hot off the press - be among the first to score a flesh and blood copy...

The easiest way to shop the available retiring products is to do so online, that way you can be sure that it's still in stock - if you can see it in my store, it's available to purchase!

You're also welcome to contact me to place your order, just so long as you're aware that I only check my emails around once per day, so I can't guarantee the availability of your retiring product wishlist...

Happy retirement shopping!