2024 Jan-April Mini Catalog Feed

A couple of my favorite Retiring Products

This is such an exciting time being with Stampin' Up!  and here are all the reasons (to me) why :

  • The "Last Chance List" has been released.  This is all items set to retire, products that won't be offer in the new catalog with the 10% bundle savings, pricing changes and a few other things.  The "Last Chance List" also offers some discounted items. 
  • Clearance Rack Refresh.  Additional items are added to the Clearance rack.  These are retired items and some offered at a great discount. 
  • Demonstrators like me have already seen the New 2024-2025 Catalog
  • Demonstrators like me have already received the New 2024-2025 Catalog
  • My Favorite:  Demonstrators like me ALREADY have New Product in hand from the upcoming 2024-2025 Catalog
  • New 2024-2025 Catalogs are making it into customers hands (ask me how if you would like one)
  • Incentive trip earners are getting ready to leave on a fabulous vacation and be spoiled rotten.  I should know.... I've been there!
  • We are less than two weeks away from the 2024-2025 Catalog launch

Now... with all that being said, I am going to share two card projects today and two tomorrow (so come back) that include some great retiring products. 

NOTE:  I apologize that I used already Retired DSP (the gingham patterned papers in both my examples)

#stampwithlisabrown #blueberrybunches

I love everything STARRY SKY but it is a 2022-2-24 In Color and is going away, along with PARAKEET PARTY (green).  I just love how the blueberries came out with this color.  Ribbon, embellishments, papers and ink are selling out fast!  I'm happy to say the Blueberry Bunches stamp set is carrying over. 

#stampwithlisabrown #sorefreshing

I hardly got to enjoy this one!  I failed to use last summer and now the So Refreshing Bundle is going away.  I think I might keep this one in my private stash.  LOL!

Clearance Rack Refresh

A couple of my favorite Retiring Products - 2

Welcome back to see some of my favorite retiring products. 

Did you see yesterday's post?  I gave a list of reasons why this is an exciting of the year to be with Stampin' Up!  If you missed it, check it out HERE.  I also showed two card projects containing some favorite items. 

Today, I'm here to show you more!  So don't miss out.  Items are flying out of My Online store.  Seriously, some of the items are already gone.  I can't even order spares for my personal stock.  

Here's a great graduation card.  Now the stamp set is sticking around... is the fun confetti acetate background that is now gone.  The dazzle paper is so cool and still showing in stock. 

#stampwithlisabrown #cap&gown


The next card... the stamp set and dies have been a favorite of mine for awhile now.  Apparently of others too as they have been around for a bit.  But now, only the dies remain.  Bummer!

#stampwithlisabrown #sendingdies

Don't miss out.  The Last Chance List of retiring products is only good until April 30, 2024 and Clearance rack too. 

Clearance Rack Refresh

Lighter Than Air Suite Collection

Have you see the Lighter Than Air Suite Collection in the 2024 January - April Mini Catalog?  

Let's take a look at all these fabulous ideas that Stampin' Up! has given us.  They have incorporated a few others items such as the Square Pillow Boxes and the Basic Borders Dies. 

#stampwithlisabrown #lighterthanair #samples

Below, a shaker card was created with the balloon frame die and Foam Adhesive Strips.  Then filled with Loose Silver Sequins!

#stampwithlisabrown #lighterthanair #samples2

The next project just makes me close my eyes and imagine being in the balloon, floating through the sky with the most amazing sunset.   Using our Watercolor paper and Water brushes, the sky background is Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.   Using Stampin' Dimensionals behind one of the cloud dies and the larger, detailed hot air balloon, really makes them just off the card.  I just love this one. 

#stampwithlisabrown #lighterthanair #cardsample

The Lighter Than Air DSP is soft and pretty!  You can use this designer series paper for so many occasions.   

Lighter Than Air Designer Series-Paper Stampin-Up 162747

Coordinating Colors:  Bubble Bath, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Azure Afternoon, Balmy Blue, Fresh Freesia, Lemon Lolly, and Petal Pink

Be sure to get the bundles with the 10% discount and the the Lighter Than Air DSP before they are retired on April 30, 2024 or while supplies last. 

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We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop Springing Forward

HOP cover

Welcome to our Team Blog Hop!

This month we are springing forward.  For most of us, we are in a region of what is suppose to be cold and snow.  This year (oh don't let me jinx it) has been a mild season to say the least.  And I don't know about you, but it just makes me more anxious and excited for spring to come.  

One of spring's beautiful blooms is Lavender.  I had a lavender bush at my house for over 20 years and loved the smell in the springtime.  So that is what I am featuring today; product from The Perennial Lavender product suite (I used the Painted Lavender Bundle, Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper and Purple Fine Shimmer Gems). 

It is a Double Opening Card:  there is a front flap with a sentiment underneath along with the sentiment on the inside of the card. 

#stampwithlisabrown #perenniallavender

#stampwithlisabrown #perenniallavender1

#stampwithlisabrown #perenniallavender2

  • This is made with a standard card base in Lost Lagoon 
  • The flap piece measures 2-3/4 x 4-1/4" and scored at 1/2"
  • The white mat layer on the flap measures 2-5/8 x 3-5/8" (you will need two pieces)
  • Cut a piece of Lost Lagoon CS that is 2-3/4 x 3-3/4"
  • Large white mat on card front is 4-1/8 x 5-3/8"
  • Large white mat on inside of card is 4 x 5-1/4"
  • DSP on card front is 4 x 5-1/4"

I used Lost Lagoon ink along, with Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.

Have fun in making different bouquets of lavender as there are several different dies in this set.  

Now let's check out what my team members have to share with us.  First up is Karen Burke, but don't forget you can go back to Linda Bauwin!

Karen... HOP next

Linda...HOP back


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Beautiful card made with Poetic Expressions Suite

One of favorite suites in the January-April 2024 mini catalog is called Poetic Expressions.  And believe it or not, it is not because of the stamp set.  The designer series paper and dies are what sets this suite apart for me.  The paper is gorgeous and not only do the dies cut out stamped images, but it has the most amazing label dies!  Two different shapes at that.  

I think this is a simply beautiful card that would be easy to create in multiples.  Lets take a look...

#creativecardcloset #poeticexpressions

Don't forget to stamp a little something on the inside...

#creativecardcloset #thoughtfulexpressions

My full supply list is link below as I used a couple of other items to pull this one off. 


Join My Team during Sale-a-Bration (ends Feb. 29, 2024) with 2 fantastic options:

  1. Get a Free Glass Mat, with accessory tray & cleaning cloth ($60 value), and $125 worth of any product with your $99 starter kit

Glass mat

    2.    Pick $155 in product for $99!  That's $30 in extra free product of your choosing. 


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I forgot the group photo... Boo

I can't believe it!  I had a fantastic event and I completely forgot to take a group photo.  Or at least everyone hard at work.  Have you ever done that?  Been with friends or family only to realize you did not take a group photo, or you're missing one person.  Ugh. 

Anyway, a little over a week ago, I had a day event, and we had so much fun.  We were together about 6 hours and crafted 10 projects!  With the lunch break, everyone was super busy in getting everything completed.  With a hiccup from the hall, I was able to quickly shift things to my childhood home.  Thanks to the best dad in the world for allowing me to do it.  And although I wanted my setup to be in stations, with everyone free to move around, how we did it I think worked just fine.   I'll use the quote from the movie Heartbreak Ridge, "Improvise, Adapt, Overcome".  I think that was Clint Eastwood's line. 

Everyone was greeted with table favors made with the Square Pillow Box and a 2023-2025 In-Color Treat Bag, both filled with goodies (chocolate, Paper Butterflies, Bakers Twine & some embellishments).   And I was excited to have everyone walk away with a door prize!

#creativecardcloset #gifts

The Pillow Box is made with the Bee Mine Suite Collection!  I love this suite as the pillow boxes are included.  

#creativecardcloset #beepillowbox

Here is a close up to the 2023-2025 In-Color Treat Bag.  The tag punch and words are from the Heartfelt Hexagon Bundle. 

#creativecardcloset #treatbag

So like I said, everyone made 10 projects, one being the Pillow Box.  Here are 6 card projects featuring various awesome product from the Spring Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration products. 

#creativecardcloset #cardprojects

The 8th project, made with the Delicate Forest Bundle, can be found on my blog by clicking HERE

And lastly, projects 9 and 10 made with the Sending Love Bundle, can be seen by clicking HERE

I will not be posting individual blog posts to the above 6 card projects but reach out to me if you have any questions.   [email protected]

Below is a quick list of the bundles I used for my event, and few extra items. 


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