Additional Retired List Information


The retired list has been posted! As I mentioned earlier, the retiring stamps and accessories from the 2014-2015 catalog will be available while supplies last until June 2; however, due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamps through May 26 (not accessories–accessories are only while supplies last). Because some of these products have discounts up to 50 percent off retail, some of these products could be gone for good already!

Please Note:

  • Included in retiring products this year are personalized name stamps. These will not be available to order after June 2.
  • Stampin’ Up! experienced a high demand on their 2013-2015 In Colors during Sale-A-Bration and their Free Shipping promotion, which caused items to go on backorder. A shipment will arrive with enough inventory to account for backorders and additional sales for the Retired List. However, these are while supplies last, so once we have sold through additional inventory in these colors, we will shut off the items for ordering. These In Color items include
    • 130136: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • 131174: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad
    • 131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
    • 131298: Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock


  • Additional retiring items that will be shut off include
    • 122221: Large Big Shot Die Storage
    • 133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets
  • Stampin’ Up! will also receive a shipment for other 2013-2015 In Colors items in backorder, but there will only be enough inventory to fulfill backorders. Because these are while supplies last, this means that the following In Color items will be shut off for ordering when the Retired List begins:
    • 131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
    • 131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
    • 131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
    • 131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
    • 131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
    • 131195: 2013-2015 In Color 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
    • 131200: 2013-2015 In Color 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
    • 131294: Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
    • 133718: 2014-2016 In Color Color Coach Cards
    • 136660: 2013-2015 In Color Cut & Ready Card Bases


Just trying to keep you posted!




It’s Here: The Stampin’ Up! Retiring List


It’s here! The 2015 Stampin’ Up! retiring products list. And, right now it’s time to say goodbye and it’s time to grab a bargain or two.


It’s that time of the year when we say goodbye to all of those products you dreamed about buying.  Time to get all those yummy sets, embellishments, ribbons, ink pads, BIG shot dies and card stock you’ve been dreaming about at up to 50% off the catalog price.


Deadline is June 2 to purchase these retiring accessories. Deadline is May 26 for stamp sets. And, remember they may be gone earlier, because it’s only while supplies last.


Don’t get me wrong, I’m really sad to see these so sweet products go – but you totally get a bargain and I’m so happy when my family and  friends get products at discount. Seriously – who doesn’t love 10, 30 or even 50% off!!


A few reminders:

  • Stamps will be available for purchase through May 26.
  • Accessories (punches, paper, dies, etc.) are available for purchase while supplies last and can sell out quickly!
  • An “X” in the far right column of the list means the item has sold out!
  • Select retiring products discounted up to 50% off


Download Stampin Up Retiring List 2015


Stampin’ Up! Retiring My Digital Studio Downloads


Let me know if you have any questions as I’m happy to help.


Happy Browsing!
Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Sale-A-Bration: More Items Added!

Hi, Lakeside Stamper Friends!



Since Blendabilities are no longer available as a Sale-A-Bration redemption item, Stampin’ Up! anticipates that the demand on other Sale-A-Bration items will be higher than forecasted. For that reason, all Sale-A-Bration items (with the exception of stamps) will be available “while supplies last.”  To help alleviate any inconvenience this may cause, Stampin’ Up! has made more items available to redeem for free during these last few weeks of Sale-A-Bration. You can now earn the following products for FREE with any $50.00 order before shipping and taxes.


IMPORTANT: Please be sure to use the product numbers in the flyer above (click HERE to enlarge or print) when you redeem your FREE Sale-A-Bration products.


Oh, did I mention Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st???


Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Photopolymer Just Kidding Stamp Set

 JUST RELEASED: This funny new set is just what you need for laughs that will last. It’s so versatile, you’ll find yourself using it over and over again. Recommended clear block sizes are D, G (not included in the set).

Stampin Up Just KiddingCall me to place your order today! Or, simply place an online order. Remember Sale-A-Bration ends March 31.


As usual, hugs,
Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator









Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Blendabilities Update

images-2There have been continued quality issues with the Blendabilities product line. Due to the nature of the defect (see below), Stampin’ Up! has concluded that difficulties, dissatisfaction, and product returns will only become more widespread. The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner that Stampin’ Up! is certain would meet their high quality standards and provide them with a stable, long-term solution. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued.




Q: Will the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad Refill (item #133456) still be available for purchase?
A: Yes. These items will continue to be available for purchase. The Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad is my FAVORITE every day black ink. So happy!


Q: What are the quality problems with this product?
A: When the tip is welded to the barrel, the welding process can leave microscopic (invisible) holes in the marker tip. This leads to accelerated evaporation of the alcohol in the ink.


Q: Are all Blendabilities markers defective?
A: No. Most Blendabilities markers work as intended and I personally haven’t experienced the drying issue but am aware of it from customers and fellow demonstrators.


Q: What if I have Blendabilities markers that are defective?

A: If you ordered them through me, please email me for help.


Stampin’ Up!: Sale-A-Bration

Hi, Stampers!


For those of you unfamiliar with Sale-A-Bration here’s how you can earn these FREE products with every $50.00 order you place during Sale-A-Bration period that runs from January 6, 2015 to March 31, 2015. There are three ways you can earn FREE product.




FREE PRODUCT: For every $50.00 you spend (before shipping & tax), get a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift.

Click to download the Sale-A-Bration Catalog





EARN BONUS HOST DOLLARS ON-LINE!  Bonus Host Dollars are available when you host a qualifying party! This bonus is in addition to earning a FREE gift for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) during Sale-A-Bration.





Option #1 or Option #2. Which one is right for you? Choose one of the limited time Sale-A-Bration product offers when you purchase the Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! between January 6 – March 31, 2015



Option 1Option 2

Option 1: Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the occasions catalog.

Option 2: Receive 2 FREE Sale-a-Bration items of your choice.
The $99 Starter Kit can be ordered through ME HERE!
For a limited time! The Starter Kit Special runs from January 6 – March 31, 2015.
You decide! Choose up to $125 in Stampin’ Up! products for your kit (including 15% off bundles). That’s $26 in FREE product!
Free Shipping! The kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.
Once you join, you receive a one-time 30% off discount on a product order of $150 or more placed within 45 days.



Here are a few more videos (as if yesterday’s weren’t enough) highlighting product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.


There are 10 different Sale-A-Bration Products plus the Blendabilities Sets you can earn. These videos showcase a few of the products and some techniques:


I know this is a lot of information. If you have any questions just email me.  If you’re thinking about joining my Lakeside Stamper Artisans group just let me know and I’ll help you with the process. I would love to be your demonstrator!


Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Stampin’ Up!: Occasions Catalog is Live!

Stampin’ Up! has created lots of new video tutorials highlighting products and techniques from the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog (earn a free gift for every $50 you spend) and Occasions Catalog. Today’s feature are seven videos highlighting the products in the Occasions Catalog. Tomorrow I’ll post  more videos highlighting the products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.



Click to view the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog


Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for more techniques and projects using the Sale-A-Bration products.





Stampin’ Up!: Year-End Closeouts


It’s a busy time of the year, and Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeouts can help you save on your favorite items. With more items on clearance (some holiday items included), and discounts up to 80 percent on fabulous products, you will want to take advantage of these amazing deals! Check out the  Year-End Clearance to see what’s on sale!


Don’t miss out of this one!
Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Extravaganza Sale Ends Today

images-1 23-01-07Online Extravaganza Ends TODAY!
Tuesday December 2, 2014


A week ago I sent you all an email on This Stampin’ Up! Extravaganza Sale!

Well the online Extravaganza ends today. Check out the select items and bundles at discounted prices. Plus, there will be limited-time door-busters on the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. You don’t want to miss them! This sale lasts from November 24 through December 2, or while supplies last.


Learn more about these deals and discover which products (including select Textured Impressions Embossing Folders) are going on sale.


During Online Extravaganza, a few of past Paper Pumpkin refill kits will be 20% off and available to ALL of you. (Please note that refill kits do not include stamps or ink.) On Monday, Stampin’ Up! will add two new kits to the existing Paper Pumpkin past kits offering (available to current subscribers only).  


 Visit Monday to see the latest kits available. 

Thanks for checking it out!

I hope you were able to place an order and save some money! 


12 Weeks of Christmas is Almost Here!

Yes, you read right! When October 2 comes rolling around it will be 12 Weeks before Christmas! Here are the details for signing up for my 12 Weeks of projects for you to make just in time for Christmas and Hanukkah.  If you receive my Newsletter, you don’t need to do anything. My newsletter subscribers will receive the 12 Weeks of Christmas automatically. Don’t miss out as these projects are exclusive to all who sign up. Here are the particulars of what to expect…

12 weeks of christmas annoincement


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