Time is slipping by . . . You can still get in on some of the savings by purchasing Last Chance merchandise.

May 31, 2018, will be here before you know it . . . but it is worthwhile to get what you want before the launch of the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

Right now you may still be able to get some bundles and save 10% . . . it is, however, while supplies last or until May 31, 2018.

Here are some handy links for your shopping pleasure:


I added the Big Shot and some accessories you may find useful.

Some of these bundles will be retiring, so be sure to get them while they’re still available.

I do like many of these retiring stamps and dies plus I’m looking forward to the new stamp sets and dies and punches and embossing folders, etc. that are coming out in June, 2018.

It is interesting how Stampin’ Up!® has released only a portion of the new merchandise from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog for Independent Demonstrators to purchase during May, 2018.

Many of my team mates went for the new color palette Stampin’ Up!® revamped. That includes the stamp pads and the cardstock. In my pre-order I went for stamp sets, die sets and bundles. I did get some of the new in-colors, but didn’t want to go all out for a whole new set. I still have things to sort through in my craft room to see what is still current for me to use.

I prefer to stay with current products . . . but I have put some aside I’ll be using that are retired, but I love then and will use them. I also bought some items from the clearance rack that I’ll be using, too, for my personal projects. I do like dies of boxes . . . I find it fun to be able to cut them out with the Big Shot and fold them and glue them together.

I sometimes take a morning to do a variety of die cutting and saving the pieces for future use. I do enjoy having treat boxes ready to decorate and also have some die cut elements to add some texture to my cards and other projects.

I do love the Wood Crate and the Bubble Over Bundle. I’m sure there are other ways for me to combine bundles and stamp sets to make some unique cards and related projects.

Back when I was younger, the soda companies used glass bottles and they had to be redeemed at the store . . . but most people just put them in their garage or out in a shed. I would take my brother’s wagon and go around the neighborhood collecting these bottles. Yes, the neighbors were happy to be rid of them and I would return them and get the few cents per bottle — and it did add up!

As I look at the crate with the bottles, I’m thinking of adding cobwebs and a spider or two. And some dust, too.

It was a dirty job, but getting $5. or more for returning bottles seemed be a fun Saturday morning activity.

I enjoyed making some money. I may have bought comic books, candy . . . or saved it to buy Christmas presents for my brother and parents. It did make me feel good that I could do that. I know, I was a strange child.

It is interesting how Stampin’ Up!® creates products that remind us of our childhood . . . or of different family members . . . or milestones in our lives . . . 

They have an excellent design team and do their research to see what is tending . . . and they also accept suggestions from their demonstrators.

I haven’t made any suggestions . . . but I might from time to time, if I come up with a good idea . . .

I do thank you for stopping by.