The Retiring List – what’s a crafter to do?

2017 Retiring Header

I’ve had a little time to look through the list of products retiring from 2016-2017, and I have a few things to share with you. Products are selling out VERY QUICKLY, so don’t delay.  Here are a few things I consider noteworthy:

  • Bundles are retiring – in some cases, stamps will continue. Many have already sold out.
  • Many suites, especially in the Occasions catalog are retiring. Stock up on DSP and embellishments for things you already have
  • Project Life products are retiring, many at a discount. The cards packs are GREAT for card making!!
  • Gorgeous Grunge – Clear and Wood –  is retiring.  Don’t miss that one.
  • Botanical Blooms (discounted!) and the Pineapple Clear and Wood stamp  are retiring – if you do tropical cards, snap these up!
  • The Owl Builder punch is retiring. So.Much.Punch.Art.
  • Christmas Greetings Thinlits  are retiring – one of my absolute favorites.
  • Stars Framelits are retiring.  These are a holiday staple.
  • The Adhesive Remover is retiring, and I consider it a crafting essential.

Did I mention things are selling out quickly??  If you want the

Retiring Products page, start HERE.

Retiring Stamps page, start HERE.

Retiring Bundles page, start HERE.

Retiring Everything Else, start HERE.

But start NOW!!

 

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Stitched Shapes framelits on the way!

Sorry, just have to share!  I got the shipping notice this morning and my new Stitched Shapes framelits are winging their way to the Valley Isle!  Can’t wait to get my fingers on these – I love this look!

Stampin’ Up! has made this release just a little sweeter by offering a 25% discount on selected stamp sets – stamps that just happen to coordinate with the Stitched Shapes framelits.  The discount is only available in November, and the Framelits are too.  Word is they will be featured in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, but why would you want to wait that long??

Shop HERE.  (Have I mentioned how often I use Oh What Fun?  You need these stamps!)

Maui Stampers Stitched Shapes Framelits Coordinating stamps at 25% off

Don’t miss the 5th Annual MAUI STAMPERS AND FRIENDS on Saturday, November 19th from 9am to 1pm.  We’ll be at 190 W. Kamehameha in Kahului at the Maui Lodge.  Come see all the beautiful crafts, gifts, packaging solutions, jewelry, baked goods, and even Lularoe at our event!  Or at least stop by and say hi 😉

Maui Stampers and Friends Craft Fair 2016

Hopping in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

I’m thrilled to be a part of the FIRST Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop – a collaboration of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world to support Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Let’s turn the blogosphere – and Pinterest – PINK!!

Maui Stamper First Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop

Pink isn’t one of my go-to colors, so it’s a bit of a stretch for me to go All Pink.  I decided to play it safe and CASE myself, and I chose one of my all-time favorites to start:

Maui Stamper Botanical Blossoms Ultimate Pink Blog Hop 2016

I love the Botanical Blooms stamps and coordinating Botanical Builder Framelits.  One of my favorite things to do is to crank out a heap of floral pieces (there are 14 to choose from!) and keep moving them around until I’m happy.

This one made me happy!

Maui Stamper Botanical Blossoms Ultimate Pink Blog Hop 2016

I’ve used Whisper White, Shimmer White, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, and Rose Red, with a smidge of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper to add sparkle without sending Mr. Maui Stamper out on the “I HATE GLITTER” warpath.  A few Rhinestone Jewels add a little more sparkle, and this card is ready for anything!

Maui Stamper Botanical Blossoms Ultimate Pink Blog Hop 2016

Dress it up or dress it down – I’ll stamp a sentiment on the inside when I choose the occasion.  I keep a stash of blank cards for those moments when I realize I’m a day late and a dollar short (tell the truth, now…doesn’t that happen to all of us once in a while?)

Maui Stamper Botanical Blossoms Ultimate Pink Blog Hop 2016

Love You Lots is on the other end of the crafting spectrum – cute as a bug, I’d say!  This is a quick and simple card with a color palette of Whisper White, Basic Grey, Blushing Bride and a Wink Of Stella.  Do you Wink?  It’s another way of adding sparkle without a tragic Glitter outbreak, making Certain Members of my household very unhappy.

Maui Stamper Love You Lots Ultimate Pink Blog Hop 2016

A little Smoky Slate Stitched ribbon ties it all together {wink again!}

I hope you’ve enjoyed my venture into the World of Pink.  Keep in mind that our focus isn’t so much on the color, but on what it represents:  Breast Cancer Awareness.  Take care of your body.  Do your monthly self-exam.  Support your sisters who are fighting.  Contribute to an organization that funds research into learning more about this insidious disease.

And by all means, continue on the tour!  There are 70 stops – I hope you’ve got a big cup of coffee!

Join us as we Craft Pink for one day:

PINK MONDAY: October 3, 2016

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Worldwide United in Creativity

1. Janet Wakeland
2. Nancy Gauthier
3. Jason Loucks
4. Jennifer Blomquist
5. Wendy Cranford
6. Karen Zaring Browning
7. Patty Chenail
8. isabelle lefebvre
9. Leanne Johnson
10. Dena Albee
11. Lori Mueller
12. Chris Kolly
13. Rachel Yurkanin
14. Raquelle Clifton
15. Shel Anderson
16. Candy Ford
17. Chris Slogar
18. Maria Pane
19. Holly Pedersen
20. Jen Guarino
21. Jeannette Gauthier-Carterie Plus
22. Susan Timchack
23. Melissa Thomas
24. France Labrecque – Création Encre et Papier
25. Noa’s Créas
26. Fiona Stanton
27. Kelly Kent
28. Gail Davidson
29. Amanda Sevall
30. Kimberly Van Diepen
31. Janneke de Jong
32. Nichole Loe
33. Megan Herst
34. Melissa Stout
35. Kristin Kortonick
36. Lisa Pretto
37. Ilse van Vliet
38. Kylie Bertucci
39. Mary Dredge
40. Karen Titus
41. Claire Daly
42. Constanze Wirtz
43. Linda Bartolucci
44. Lea Denton
45. Candice Fields
46. Dawn Thomas
47. Sherri Price
48. Maria Willis
49. Tammy Bristol
50. Cindy Mitchell-Clark
51. Linda Cullen
52. Carol Hickman
53. Teresa Howe
54. M.E. Stites
55. Lisa Tedder
56. Monika Davis
57. Laura Pizzirusso
58. Nancy Ferb
59. Tracie Evans Langley
60. Brenda Copper
61. Amanda Rogers
62. Michelle Zanotti
63. Janette Zmich
64. Connie Deibler
65. Judith Oveson
66. Melody Tess Rollins
67. Anne Matasci
68. Alisa Tilsner
69. Crystal Kondo
70. Jennifer Downey



Maui Stamper World Card Making Day Specials October 1-5 2016

 

Maui Stamper Designer Series Paper Sale October 2016 Stampin Up

 

World Card Making Day 2016

Yes! World Card Making Day is a THING!  And anyone can make a card – beginning with a little bit of paper.  Nothing warms my heart like an envelope with my name across the front.  Tucked in with the bills, realtor solicitations, charity appeals, and credit card applications, a personal note really makes my day.  It’s not hard, and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money either!

Maui Stamper Floral Boutique Stampin' Up! Congrats

  • Stamps:  None (gasp)
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Mint Macaron
  • Accessories:  Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Big Shot and Sunshine Wishes framelits, Pokey Doodle, Silver Thread

I love the look of blue and white, especially the classic look of (Night of) Navy and white.  The Floral Boutique DSP has a great variety of designs and they are all Navy and White!

Maui Stamper Floral Boutique Stampin' Up! Love

This very simple card using the same colors, paper and framelits with the addition of a few sequins.  Honestly?  I think I liked it better when it was just the DSP and the word!  I thought it was too simple, but sometimes less really is more.

Maui Stamper Floral Boutique Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday

Switching out Mint Macaron for Emerald Envy creates a different feeling, and I added images from the Petite Petals and Birthday Blossoms stamp sets.  None of these cards are especially complicated, and you could create a nice stash of cards in an afternoon using any of our Designer Series papers.

Maui Stamper Designer Series Paper Buy-3-Get-1-Free Sale October 2016

Stampin’ Up! Designer Series paper adds a quick and gorgeous punch to any project, and the part that just makes me sing is that it all coordinates.  Within each package, the papers coordinate with each other.  Written on each package, Stampin’ Up! lists the coordinating colors.  That means you’ll know exactly which card stock, ink, ribbon, enamel shape, sequin or embossing powder will coordinate perfectly with your Designer Series paper.  You can focus on being creative instead of worrying whether or not something will match!  DSP is a great value for the entire month of October – buy 3 packs and get one free.

Maui Stamper World Card Making Day Specials October 1-5 2016

To celebrate World Card Making Day, Stampin’ Up! is offering fabulous savings on kits and supplies to make your own cards – but only through October 5th.  Pay special attention to the Fast Fuse sale.  If you’re not on the FF bandwagon yet, well, get on board!  It’s a great value and it REALLY STICKS.  Fast Fuse is absolutely indispensable on my craft desk.

Today is a great day to make a card, whether it’s an award winning work of art or a simple card crafted from the heart.  Write a loving note inside, address the envelope, put a stamp on it and send it.  And then SHOP HERE.  Because you need some Stampin’ Up! card making supplies, my friend!

Maui Stamper World Card Making Day Specials October 1-5 2016

 

Maui Stamper Designer Series Paper Sale October 2016 Stampin Up

Oh What Fun

We’re just days – hours, really – from the release of the 2016 Holiday catalog and I thought you would enjoy a little sneak peek.  Here’s something sparkly I designed:

Maui Stamper Santas Sleigh Thinlits Holiday 2016

This card has a lot of texture and shine, and might surprise you when you find how easy it is to assemble.

  • Stamps:  Oh What Fun
  • Color Palette:  Shimmer White, Real Red, Basic Black, Silver, Gold
  • Accessories:  Santa’s Sleigh thinlits, Precision Base Plate and the Big Shot, Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Versamark Ink, Heat Gun, Jingle Bells, Gold Foil, Silver Foil, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Oh What Fun was the coordinating stamp set from last year’s Christmas tag kit and remains in the Annual Catalog this year.  I’m really happy to see it back as I was a huge fan of so many of the sentiments!

Maui Stamper 2016 Holiday Card and Tag Classes

This is one of the card’s you’ll make if you join us on September 10th.  Early Bird registration ends Thursday, September 1st!

 

The Early Bird gets (to make) the Tags!

We’ve been hard at work creating projects we think you’re really going to enjoy.  Presenting the 2016 Maui Stamper Holiday Card and Tag classes!!

Maui Stamper 2016 Holiday Card and Tag Classes

Early Bird registration is through September 1st and includes 4 BONUS Merriest Wishes tags.  RSVP and pay for both classes and make TWO sets of tags!

Holiday Cards will be Saturday, September 10th from 1 to 4pm in Wailuku.  Cost is $18 for 6 cards, 4 Stampin’ Up! envelopes and 2 custom envelopes PLUS a bonus Tombo to help you put them all together.

Holiday Tags is offered Wednesday, September 7th from 7 to 10pm in Wailuku.  Cost is $12 for 6 cards and a fresh bottle of Tombo – the Wonder Adhesive!!

Pay for the Tin of Tags kit ($22, we pay shipping & tax) with your Early Bird registration and we’ll have a station set up so that you can stamp all the pieces.

You’ll love using all of these gorgeous tags and cards, but they would make FABULOUS gifts as well.  If you’re tired of giving the same old gifts to co-workers and friends, consider a handmade paper gift!

Register TODAY! Space is limited.

 

Quick and easy cards this weekend!

I love having a stash of cards ready to go!  If you’d like to make a few of your own, I have just the thing:  make 5 cards in 2 hours for $10 this Saturday or Tuesday, August 2nd!

Maui Stamper Pop of Paradise Ombre Ink Pad Thank You

I’ve added this card to the lineup.  Each card is designed to be quick and easy to assemble and versatile to send.  I’ll have multiple sentiments available so that you can tailor your cards to say exactly what you need.

Maui Stamper Pop of Paradise Ombre Ink Pad Thank You

The flamingo from Pop of Paradise is stamped with our new Bermuda Bay Ombre ink pad – try it, you’ll like it!

Maui Stamper 2-5-10 Card class

You’ll make these cards plus one more that I’ll share before Saturday.  I hope you can join us – space is limited!

Two class dates: 

Saturday, July 30th 1-3pm

Tuesday, August 2nd  7-9pm

Cost is $10 – message me for details on the South Maui location.