Retirement List – Occasions 2019 & 18-19 Annual Catalogue


Well, it’s that time of year again when Stampin’ Up! regales us with the promise of amazing new stamps (and they are amazing!!!) at the same time as sharing which favourites are on the retirement list.

We know that all the 2017-2019 In Color items are retiring – Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide & Lemon Lime Twist.  Historically, these items sell out very quickly, so I’d suggest ordering sooner rather than later.

There’s several ways to view the retiring lists.  Click on the links below to see all the information in the way that best suits you.




I want to make special mention of the list of stamp sets that are on the retirement list, but aren’t actually retiring.  Stampin’ Up! will no longer make thes stamp sets in clear or wood, but the following stamp sets will all be available in CLING once the new catalogue goes live in June.

Pop of Petals
Label Me Pretty
Special Celebrations
Itty Bitty Greetings
Botanical Bliss
This Little Piggy
Flourishing Phrases
Stitched All Around
Hold on to Hope
Peaceful Place
Barn Door
Accented Blooms
Birthday Backgrounds
Perennial Birthday
Dashing Deer
Winter Woods
Kindness & Compassion
Dandelion Wishes
Healing Hugs
Sorry for Everything
Love You to Pieces
Tropical Chic
Bee Thankful
Animal Outing
Little Elephant
Beautiful You
Painted Glass
Little Twinkle
Beautiful Day
Magical Mermaid
First Frost
Rooted in Nature
Country Road
Lilypad Lake
Sea of Textures
Artisan Textures
Gallery Grunge
Bokeh Dots
Crafting Forever

You’ll also find all current bundles from the Occasions & Annual Catalogues on the retirement list.  Some of these products may appear in the next catalogue cycle – but not as a bundle (they’ll be separate items, you will not a 10% bundle discount from 4th June 2019).

If you have any retirement list questions, or new catalogue questions, please let me know!


CASEing the Catty #212 | Sale-A-Bration

Sunday …. again!  It came around so quick for me this week!!!  We’ve been busy enjoying the beauty of the area we live in.  On Monday we treated ourselves to a day out.  We visited a million year + underground cave, had a yummy lunch at a seafood restaurant and stopped at a beautiful swimming beach on the way home.

This weekend has been hot – good weather for hiding in the air con and crafting!!

The theme for CASEing the Catty this week is Sale-A-Bration – time for some more project inspired by that little catalogue of goodness!!!

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I’ve decided to use the catalogue for colour this week, taking inspiration from page 12.

Pink & Kraft are such a great combination!  The contrast of the light pink & dark pink plus white is just magic!

I teamed up the colour combination with the suite I’m loving the most at the moment – Needlepoint Nook.

Needlepoint Nook friend | kelly kent

It was the background flourish die that first caught my attention in this set, but upon using it, I’ve decided the flowers are just so sweet!

Needlepoint Nook friend | kelly kent

And of course I love the All My Love DSP (not part of the Needlepoint Nook suite but part of the suite that sits alongside the inspiration picture – which ties it altogether!).

Needlepoint Nook friend | kelly kent

Thanks for joining me today for the CTC blog hop.  We’d love to have you join the Sale-A-Bration challenge via our Facebook group.  Click here to visit.

Keep hopping for more great Sale-A-Bration ideas by visiting the gorgeous Sandra Collett in New Zealand.

Have a great week!

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Stamp Review Crew | Love What You Do

I’m checking in today for my final post of 2018 – and no better way than hopping with my Stamp Review Crew friends.

We’re all creating using the Love What You Do stamp set.  You can find the full list of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who have created for this hop by visiting the Stamp Review Crew blog.

This stamp set arrived as an early release for the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue in the Share What You Love suite.  It was loved by everyone and exploded on blogs, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook….  but then as always, other new loves took over and it got a little less love in the second half of 2018.  It’s so lovely to revisit this beautiful stamp set and all the coordinating products.

I didn’t get around to as many Christmas cards this year as I would have liked.  I’m ok with that – I’m now moving on to other occasions such as wishing my friends a happy new year, wonderful 2019 or marking special occasions like birthdays.

For this card, I used elements of the stamp set to create a ‘happy 2019’ card for a friend.

Love What You Do | kelly kent

As I made this project, I reflected on the year and noted the significance of the products in my card –

  • This DSP has to be one of my all-time favourites
  • I loved the Colour Refresh that the new catalogue brought.  Rich Razzleberry is so much better placed in the Regals!
  • I was so sad to see the Large Numbers retire.  I will never stop using them!
  • 2018 was the year of white embossing for me!!  And fussy cutting – I don’t mind a little fussy cutting.
  • I’m excited about new products to come like the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  You are going to love them so much – stitched inside & outside of the cut line!!!

Love What You Do | kelly kent

While we are reflecting on the year that has been, here’s my stats for 2018.  I just love putting this together and looking at everything I’ve done throughout the year!2018 in Review | kelly kent

I hope 2019 is beautiful for everyone – filled with all the things that bring you happiness!

Love What You Do | kelly kent

Next up on the hop is the gorgeous creations of Tanya Boser

Thank you for the support (and patience) in 2018!  It’s been a big year for me!

I look forward to sharing more projects with you, being inspired by my fellow Stampin’ Up! addicts and have plans to build back up my workshops & classes. Make sure to follow my blog to keep updated as it all happens.

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Here’s to the most fabulous of 2019s!!!

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Colour INKspiration #39 | Subtles

Hello! Thanks for joining us for Colour INKspiration challenge #39.

We are still celebrating the Colour Revamp. Today it’s the Subtles!!

Choose any 3 colours from the Subtles for your creation. You can also add any Basics (Whisper White, Basic Black, Very Vanilla) or metallics.

I decided on a clean and simple (CAS) design for my card using lots of white space.

Hanging Garden | kelly kent

The hanging baskets are from the Hanging Garden stamp set and coloured using Highland Heather, Mint Macaron & Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.

Hanging Garden | kelly kent

I used the Stitched Labels Framelits to add some features to the card – the texture in the background, the stitching on the front panel & the sentiment label.

Hanging Garden | kelly kent

We’d love to have you join us for this challenge. Share your Subtles creation in our Facebook group – Colour INKspiration Challenges.

To see what the rest of the design team has created, click on next to visit my gorgeous friend Lou Kitzleman. She has a CAS beauty to show you as well!!

Thanks for visiting!!!

OnStage April 2018 – Presenter & Display Board Showcase Blog Hop

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Together with my lovely friend Sandra Collett, I’ve had the pleasure of coordinating a blog hop for some of the international stars of the April 2018 OnStage event.

If you’re loving all the new catalogue sneak peeks, then you’re going to love this blog hop!

There’s 15 talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators on this journey.

Click on the next button to start with Sandra Collett in New Zealand, then keep clicking ‘next’ on each blog to travel all over the world.

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It’s wonderful to be able to share in the success of my fellow demonstrators!

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The full list of participants:

Introducing… Stamp In Confidence

My gorgeous friend Lou & I have been working hard in 2018 to design a series of online class modules with unique content.

We wanted to provide an option for novice and developing stampers to build their skills and knowledge and therefore their confidence to create fabulous, unique cards.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen people ask for advice in online groups, admit to trawling Pinterest, spending hours on YouTube….

We’ve designed a series of modules that include live-style videos (real-time, no editing), tutorials, written content and online support.

These modules will suit new stampers, stampers who aren’t happy with the quality of their projects, stampers looking to refine their technique and stampers who want to develop their skills but don’t have the option of attending classes.

Module One registration is open now with the content due for release Mid March.

Each module is only $6 (Australian currency, or your country’s equivalent via PayPal). The value for each module is exceptional!

You can find all the information on our new Stamp In Confidence blog –

Thanks for your support.  These modules may not be for you, but we appreciate you spreading the word to someone you know who might enjoy them!

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Perennial Birthday

The Perennial Birthday stamp set in the Occasions Catalogue is designed to go with the Perennial Birthday Project Kit (see how that works!!).

This is the gorgeous stamp set…

And the amazing kit…

Both are stunning!  But you don’t have to purchase them together (you can…. but you don’t have to!)

Perennial Birthday | kelly kent

This card was quick to stamp in Memento Ink & colour with Stampin’ Blends.

Perennial Birthday | kelly kent

The colours for the large flowers are:

  • Dark Pink Pirouette & Light Rich Razzleberry
  • Light Rich Razzleberry & Dark Rich Razzleberry

The leaves are Light & Dark Old Olive.

The little flowers are Light Night of Navy, Dark Pink Pirouette & Light Rich Razzleberry.

If you’re ever unsure about colour combinations – pop back to the catalogue and see what colours the concept artists have used in the catalogue samples.  Always good for a hit of inspiration!

Perennial Birthday | kelly kent

Much of the reason I love this stamp set is about that birthday greeting – it’s just too gorgeous for words #fontnerd

There’s 6 birthday sentiments and 8 other stamps – perfect for all your birthday creations!

Shop for stamping supplies here…. you know you want to!

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Come on a Paper Adventure with us!!!

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How’s the catalogue perusal going? Overwhelmed by how many pretty things you want?? Let’s make this easier – join and save!
Join my Paper Adventures team to save on your wishlist for at least 6 months (more if you continue to work your way through your wishlist during that 6 months).
It’s a risk free process with absolutely no hidden agenda other than to link you in with a great discount! Consider it a VIP customer club if you like! No parties, no expectations.
Join now and you’ll get two of the stamp sets on your wishlist for FREE! The Starter Kit (what you buy to join) is just $169, which gets you $235 of products from your wishlist with free shipping (plus don’t forget those 2 free sets!).
I can answer any questions you have.
Or jump online to complete the easy form to join –
I can’t wait to have you join us for a Paper Adventure!!!
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Stampin’ Up! Kits – So Much Happy!

I was using my collection of Stampin’ Up! kits to make some customer thank you cards and fell in love all over again!

Stampin' Up! Kits | kelly kent

They are amazingly quality, with high-end design and offer options for beginner & experience crafters.

For the beginner – look for all-inclusive kits and follow the instructions to create beautiful cards with only extra adhesive required.

For the experienced crafter – add in supplies from your craft stash to change up the designs & add your own personal touch.

Each new catalogue release brings new kit options.

There are three kits available in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue plus a planner.

Here’s two of the card kits….

Soft Sayings Kit | kelly kent

Oh Happy Day Kit | kelly kent

Color Me Happy was a special release card kit designed to showcase the beautiful new Stampin’ Blends.

Some alternative colours/designs shown here with a sneak peek of the Magic & Myths Washi Tape…

Color Me Happy Kit | kelly kent

There are two new kits available to purchase from 3rd January 2018 in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

Perennial Birthday Kit | kelly kent

Lots of Happy Kit | kelly kent

If you’ve never owned a kit before, make sure you have a New Year’s resolution to buy one!!

If you’ve already added kits to your collection, you’re going to love the new kits available in the New Year – they are special!!!

Classes are available in the Bunbury area for you & your friends to make any style of kit under my guidance.  It’s a great social get-together.  Email me to arrange a date!

If you’d prefer to purchase a kit, I can be persuaded to put it together for you for a small cost.

What can I say, I just love making cards!!!

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Featured Kits

Perennial Birthday Project Kit

available 3rd Jan 2018

Lots Of Happy Card Kit

available 3rd Jan 2018