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Friday, March 30, 2012

Last Call

I just realized that it’s almost April!  Which means I need to get busy planning what little tricks I’ll play on the hooligans on April 1, but also it means that SALE-A-BRATION at Stampin’ Up! is ALMOST OVER!!!!
If you’re in need of stamps, supplies, or inspiration, pop on over to my website and do a little shopping…before midnight on March 31, if you want FREE stamps and supplies, that is.  Just a reminder that the 2010-2012 In Colors will be retiring (gone, not availalble, never to be seen again) as of June 1, 2012.  Those colors are Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, and Peach Parfait.  I’m particularly fond of Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade, so I’m going to stock up on papers and ink refills.  Oh, and ribbon in those colors.  That’s my hard sell for Stampin’ Up!…now to show you a couple of Easter cards to whet your stamping appetite!


Supplies: Well-Scripted stamp set(retired)
Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and Pretty in Pink cardstock; Retired Welcome Neighbor DSP
XL Oval, Corner Rounder, and Scallop Circle punches; Big Shot and Embossing Folder

I apologize for using so many retired and/or non-Stampin’ Up! products on this card.  It’s easily adapted to what you already have, though, with other papers and embossing folders.  You could even print out the sentiment on DSP in whatever font you like from your computer.  I just like the way you get a peek of the ovals so they appear to be egg-shaped.

This could also be a birthday or anytime card with peeks of presents, stamped flowers, or balloons.
The other Easter card I made this week is a total CASE (that’s stamper-ese for I copied it from someone else) from Jason's Stamping Pad.



How cute is that?  He has a list of all the supplies…uses the Everyday Enchantment DSP which is only available as a Sale-A-Bration item, so if you want it, place an order ASAP!  I made it from just the list of supplies, without specific directions, and it really wasn’t difficult to figure out. I mean, once he’d done all the work and I just had to copy it!

Now I’ve got to get busy figuring out my April Fool’s tricks.  Jello in a juice glass with a straw is always good, as well as putting food coloring in the bottom of a glass or cereal bowl, so the milk changes color as you add it.  I’ve also made “grilled cheese” with slices of toasted pound cake as the bread and orange-tinted icing as the cheese.  Oh, and the ever-popular cupcakes made of little meatloaves with tinted mashed potato “icing” on top.

Have fun, and I hope you don’t get fooled!


  1. I was thinking how cute the "eggs" were in your first card, then scrolled down to the bunny. If that's not the cutest Easter bunny I've ever seen. I don't know about the original, but your CASE is fabulous! I need to try to make something out of punches--maybe I'll CASE your CASE!

    1. CASE away...I wish I could take credit for being that clever with punches!

  2. How do you come up with this stuff?? LOVE the jello juice glass idea!

    1. I had a lot of time on my hands during deployments...and I spent it aimlessly surfing the I have all those ways to harass my kids stored in my's a mess up there!


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