DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #286-Animal Outing


Hi Stampers,

Finally, I am participating again in our DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenges. This week it is a showCASE challenge. They are based on "CASEing" (COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING) a project from the catalog. This means you can use the same or similar layout, but change out the stamp set(s) and/or colors. You could also use the color as an inspiration. Basically, this challenge is showing ways you can be inspired by the catalog. As I am sticking with my week long blog posts of Animal Outing cards, this is what I came up with. I used the same layout but used different colors and stamp set.


It actually was quite an easy card. I just sponged color on with stampin sponges. I used the thinlit dies for the tree branches and giraffes (turned one around to face the other). I used the butterfly stamps from the Enjoy Life stamp set along with the grass silhouette. I think it is a very sweet card.

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Balloon Celebrations Giraffe

Hi Stampers,

Back with another card using the Animal Outings stamp set. I am having so much fun with this stamp set. I have so many ideas in my head and my ink pads are NOT cooperating!!! For the giraffe spots background the splotch image in the Balloon Celebration stamp set works perfectly for this. However, my Cajun Craze ink pad would not get a clean image. I conditioned the stamp, reinked my inkpad, etcetera........ After about 6 tries this was the end result. I was getting tired. I still like how it turned out though. I used Cajun Craze ink on So Saffron cardstock.


I am ABSOLUTELY in love with the Leaf Ribbon trim. I am determined to use my embellishments instead of collect them this year.

I also found my blender pen and the coloring turned out  a lot better this time around.


Have you ordered your Animal Outing Bundle yet? Make sure you put in your shopping bag today!!! Shopping is made easy just click the button in the upper right hand corner!!!

See you tomorrow!!


Animal Outing Filmstrip

Hi Stampers,

When I went to OnStage in April of this year one of the stamp sets we got in our goodie bag was Animal Outing. I loved it from the first time I saw it. It was on my wish list for SU to come out with a new zoo animal stamp set and I was pleasantly surprised to find this stamp set in my bag.  Starting this week I want to highlight a stamp set each week with different card ideas/3D projects during each day for that week.


I also paired it with the new Stained Glass Thinlits to look like a filmstrip. I diecut two of the long strips and laid them horizontally. I also used a new in color Pineapple Punch with the matching DSP and the new leaf ribbon.




Please don't look to close as I definitely need a blender pen for the coloring! and more practice as I got rusty!!!

Make sure to place Animal Outing Bundle in your shopping bag today!!!

See you tomorrow!! Thank you for visiting my blog!!!


Sneak Peek of April's Paper Pumpkin and Last Chance to Receive 50% off!!

Hi Stampers,

At OnStage this past weekend we were given a sneak peek of April/May Paper Pumpkin. Isn't it adorable? You only have a few more hours left to sign up!!!




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Hi Stampers,

I've got BIG, BIG, BIG news to share with you! We learned about some big changes over the weekend at OnStage in Milwaukee and the spoiler alert has been lifted! Now, I can't wait to share! EEEEeeeeeek!


2018 Retired List Just Released!  

2018 Retired List

Stampin' Up! is clearing out the old, so they can bring in the awesome new Annual Catalog products!  Wow!  There are LOTS of items on the list!

Important Notes About The Retiring Items:
• All items available while supplies last thru May 31
• Retiring stamps guaranteed available thru May 25
• Some items may be discounted beginning May 8
• All current BUNDLES will retire, but that doesn't necessarily mean the individual products in the bundle is gone.
• NEW ink pad case design mean that all ink pads will be on the retired list.
• COLOR REVAMP - Some current colors are retiring for good, so look closely! 


In-colorsf08a801b0be1686086dbff0000ec372dNEW 2018-2020 In Colors Unveiled!  

Here are the brand new In Colors that are coming in the 2018 Annual Catalog on June 1st!  Introducing Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call My Clover, Blueberry Bushel!  They are so bright & fun!  I can't wait to start playing with new color combinations!  

But wait, there's more..


NEW Complete Color Revamp Coming In June! 

Every few years, Stampin' Up! likes to review our current color collections to see what is selling, what's not, and how they measure up with trends in fashion and home décor. Back in 2013, they did a "color refresh" with just a few changes to the lineup.  This year, Stampin' Up! is having a complete "color revamp" to bring our collections up-to-date!  They're retiring some old and slow-selling colors, bringing back some returning In Color favorites and adding some completely new colors for a whole new spectrum of colors!  Here's the breakdown...

  • Keeping 27 Current Colors
  • Retiring 13 Colors
  • Introducing 10 NEW Colors
  • Bringing Back 6 Returning In Colors

On May 31, 2018, 13 colors are Retiring:

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder 

Introducing the 10 Brand NEW Colors:

30571417_10214274088880263_1611140024839962624_nUnveiling The Brand New Color Collections Beginning June 1, 2018—There will be 53 colors in the collection: a Basics Collection with Basic Black, Whisper White & Very Vanilla, 10 In Colors, 10 Neutrals, 10 Brights, 10 Subtles and 10 Regals.Color-collections

Color-collectionsThere were lots of additions to the subtles line and several brights moved into the regals collection to better round out the spectrum of colors. 

Stock Up On Your Favorite Retiring Colors NOW!  Many will sell out quickly!

Be sure to go to my website to order your retiring favs NOW!!!