Wednesday, April 24, 2013

It's TIME! Join my Virtual Retirement Party!!

Today's the DAY!
Stampin' Up! has released their lists of Retiring Stamp Sets AND Retiring Accessories from the 2012-13 Catalog(s). 

It's a wonderful surprise that MANY of the most popular Accessories are ON SALE for up to 60% off Retail! 
Get 'em while they're HOT stampers! 
And - Get 'em while you STILL CAN - all of the items on the Accessories List are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

I've seen it before and I know I'll see it again - ITEMS WILL SELL OUT! 
Don't be the disappointed one who misses what's on your WANT list.

For all of YOU, my fabtastic clients - I'm hosting a Virtual Retirement Party! 
Visit my Online Store at this link here: 
Robin's Online Stampin' Up! Store
and use this Special Code when you place your order: JEYFMK2J

When you place your order today through April 30th using the Special Code you will automatically be guaranteed 3 things: 
1) Your order will ship directly to your door!
2) You will receive a gift envelope from me with special hand-stamped treats just for you!
3) You will be entered in a drawing for Stampin' Up! Products - some of you will even get to choose Hostess Exclusive stamp sets! 
Woohoo!!

Here's the PDF Links to the Retiring Lists:
Retiring Stamp Sets
Retiring Accessories List     

Here's some not to be missed items that are not only RETIRING, but are ON SALE:
#124098  Holiday Stocking Bigz Big Shot Die 40% off at $19.77
Remember this card?





Made so easy-peasy with the Stocking Big Shot Die!

 
#121808 Blossom Petals Punch  40% off at $10.17!
Remember this card?


Yep, made with the Blossom Petals Punch and Red Glimmer Paper!

Check this out:
ALL of the Scalloped Polka-Dot Ribbon is RETIRING! and it's just $4.77 a roll!
I just shared this card with you on Sunday:


See the sweet bow with this gorgeous ribbon?
How can you pass up that deal at just $4.77 a roll? 
Yeah, me neither!

But, like I said, products will be selling out FAST, so head on over to my Online Store and get your order in ASAP!!
Here's the link info one more time:

Robin's Online Stampin' Store

Use this SPECIAL CODE when you place your order to be eligible for the Virtual Party Goodies!
JEYFMK2J

Have fun checking out all the deals everyone! 
I'll be here all day if you have any questions - stampwithrobin@yahoo.com

~~Robin  

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Where DO Retired Stamps Go?





It's the question everyone will be asking - 
Where do Retired Stamps go?

I'm not sure, but I think a few of them will be headed to Fiji on the airplane with a whole bunch of Stampin' Up! demonstrators this week. 
Because........


THIS Wednesday the 24th of April is a BIG DAY in the Stampin' Up! world. Stampin' Up! will release BOTH 
the RETIRING STAMP SET List AND 
the RETIRING ACCESSORIES List.
Stamp sets will be available until June 2nd - so you have a bit of time to consider your purchases.
BUT......
the RETIRING ACCESSORIES are 1st Come, 1st Served!
Once something is SOLD OUT, it is "Gone, Girl!"

PLEASE, PLEASE - place your order for what you want from that list ASAP!!
Some of the Retiring colors have already Sold Out and I'm sure that the rest will soon follow along with their matching accessories.

As a special treat to YOU, I've set up a Party Order with a SPECIAL CODE for you to use.
When you visit my Online Store at this link: Robin's Online Store and place your order there, use THIS CODE: JEYFMK2J

By doing that, you guarantee two things:
1) Your order will ship directly to YOU, and right away - no waiting for me to submit it.
2) YOU will be entered into a drawing to receive special Stampin' Up! products - Hostess Stamp Sets, if you want them, will be available to the winners along with other cool selections!

So.....If you are on my Customer Mailing List - watch your e-mail very closely on Wednesday!
I will be sending out the lists as soon as I get a little coffee in me and can see straight enough to get them out to you! LOL!
I don't want you to miss a THING!
Questions? Call me! E-mail me!
I'll be leaving on the Stampin' Up! Fiji Incentive Trip on Thursday afternoon, but my office assistant will be fielding my calls and e-mails in my absence.
Gotta make sure you are taken care of!


Have a great night! 
See you in the morning!
~~Robin

Playful Polka Dots - FREE Digital Download!

Check it out Crafty Gals - an awesome Digital Kit - totally FREE! 

#126027 - Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit - FREE (through 4/23/13)
This is a fantastic Digital Kit - just take a look at all those papers, embellishments and digi stamps!
The best part is that you can use this Digital Kit in ANY Digital Design software you may own - BUT - at just $19.95, why wouldn't you want to own Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio? 
You can even get your FREE 30 Day Trial when you download this kit!

Visit my Online Store to check it all out and download your FREEBIES!
Robin's Online Crafting Store

Have a crafty day!
~~Robin

Sunday, April 21, 2013

25th Anniversary Blog Tour - April - Best of Flowers

It's beginning to look a LOT like Spring around here and my studio is no exception!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today on our RemARKable Blog Tour. 
You've just come from the very talented Anne Matasci's blog - Maui Stamper. As always, I know Anne had some gorgeous samples for you! 

Here are my offerings for the Best of Flowers stamp set - this was one of my favorites of this series so far and I really had a great time making my projects! 

First up is the sweet Hydrangea stamp:


I used the new Sneak Peek Epic Day Designer Series Paper as my starting point for this vintage style card. The hydrangea stamp was inked in Versamark and stamped onto a piece of the Designer Paper, then embossed with Pool Party embossing powder. I then used a sponge dauber and added Crumb Cake ink over the image to make it pop! The Designer Paper was torn across the top and sponged as well then layered on a stamped and crumpled piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. 
That was layered on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock that had been stamped with the Hydrangea image first in Crumb Cake ink, then dry embossed with the Big Shot and the Honeycomb embossing folder. 
See the cool tape at the top? 
It's a little piece of the Epic Day Washi Tape - also a sneak peek! Love this new embellishment! 


I layered all of those pieces on a folded Calypso Coral card base then tied a piece of Very Vanilla Seam Binding around it in a bow. The Antique Brad was wrapped around the bow center and secured with a Glue Dot. 
Did I say how much I LOVE this card??
Yep, I do!

Next up is a great black, yellow and white combo with the single daisy stamp:


The daisy background is done with Staz-On on Glossy White cardstock. I stamped three extra daisies on a Glossy White scrap then punched them out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch. They were colored in with the Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers and popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.
The ribbon is the cute Basic Black Scalloped Polka-Dot Ribbon - so adorable!  I used the Vine Street embossing folder from Sale-A-Bration to emboss the Whisper White background and they layered it all on a Daffodil Delight card base. 

Next is that gorgeous hydrangea again (just couldn't put it down!):


This all white beauty just makes me smile! I inked the stamp image with Wisteria Wonder and Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Markers. The flower is dotted with just a touch of Elegant Eggplant as well. 
Lots of Stampin' Dimensionals on this one and an embossed background done with the Fancy Fan embossing folder. 


The ribbon treatment is done with the Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Grograin. I so love this ribbon and hope it's not gonna retire!!
The little tag is stamped with the sneak peek stamp set A Round Array. I punched it out with the 7/8" Scalloped Circle Punch and tied it to the ribbon with some Whisper White Baker's Twine. 

So, one more card for you - a bonus!


Here, I used the mini Upsy Daisy stamp in Rose Red ink. Rose Red, Certainly Celery and Whisper White is such a fresh, springy color combo. But enjoy it while you can - Rose Red and Certainly Celery are retiring! 
I stamped a background of daisies in Pink Pirouette and added a double ribbon treatment of the Pink Pirouette Two Tone ribbon and Certainly Celery Taffeta ribbon. 
Those ribbon layers are all tied up with some White Baker's Twine and a Vintage Faceted Button. 
Sweet and simple!

I hope you've enjoyed your stop here at my blog on the tour, you've still got lots of great ideas ahead of you so be sure to keep going! Just click on this icon to go to the next blog, you're headed for Andi Potler's blog next.



Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Stampin'!
~~Robin

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Secret Garden - RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour!

Hi everyone! 

Welcome to my blog! If you've been following the tour, you've just come from Anne Matasci's blog - Maui Stamper. I know she had some amazing samples for you! 

If you are starting here with me, you've got a lot of inspiration ahead of you with this wonderful stamp set and matching Framelits, so be sure to click all the way through the blog tour, ok? 

Here are my projects for this weeks tour:


This card was one of my swaps for the Regional yesterday. I also created this to stamp with my classes this month, so if you like it, you can come stamp with me on Monday morning at 10 am, right here in the studio! I used the leaf stamp and after stamping in Versamark ink, heat embossed with Clear embossing powder then used my sponge dauber to add Old Olive ink to make it pop out over the greeting from the Amazing Family stamp set.  



This sweet Mother's Day card highlights the small, solid flower stamp and the matching Framelit. I stamped it in Regal Rose (retiring soon!), cut it out with the Framelit then added a fabric brad from the Pop-Up Posies Kit. 


Cute, huh? 

Last, but not least is this wedding/anniversary card that has the two large flowers stamped on Vellum Cardstock.


I used Versamark ink and heat embossed with Silver Embossing powder. It's layered over a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock (retiring too!!) that's been dry embossed with the Big Shot. The vellum layer is attached with Glue Dots strategically placed behind the flower centers. Easy-peasy!
I added a greeting from Petite Pairs and a ribbon bow of Not Quite Navy Taffeta (also retiring!!).

I SO hope you've enjoyed my projects with this gorgeous stamp set! Be sure to click the icon below to head over to Maria Pane's blog - Stampin' and Scrappin with Riri. 

Happy Stampin', 
~~Robin



Here is a list of all the blogs on the tour this week:

Nancy Amato http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com
Linda Bartolucci - http://www.inkstampandscrap.com/
Ingrid Blackburn - www.createwithingrid.wordpress.com
Melissa Bolinger www.stampinup.net/blog/2089191
Jackie Bottomley
jackiebottomley.blogspot.com
Susan Carlson
http://stampinmomoffour.blogspot.com
Tamra Davis
www.thecardladies.com
Connie Deiblerwww.conniestamps.com
Becky Evans
www.alwayshappystampin.com
Crystal Kondo
www.card-ed.com
Deb Lehigh http://thestampinhut.typepad.com/
Debbie Lever - www.debbiescreativespot.blogspot.com
Anne Matasci -
www.MauiStamper.wordpress.com
Robin Merriman http://www.trinitydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Maria Pane http://www.stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com
Andi Potler - http://www.absolutekreations.com
Michele Reynolds - http://www.inspirationink.typepad.com

Janet Wakeland
www.remarkablycreated.com