Butterfly Class

 Butterflies just seem to say SPRING!  
Take a look at these lovely butterflies! 
I'm crazy about this bundle! 
The Punch is perfectly made and it aligns so well with the stamps!
And these cards!  They are not only lovely, but you will learn some fun folds while you make them! 
AND! As a bonus, you'll receive a half package of the beautiful butterfly designer paper so you can make more !
This sweet card...
...opens up like this! 
This card has a fun opening.
Love these butterflies...
...and it opens to a cute pop-up!
Make four cards with matching envelopes for $35.  
This includes a half package of the 
Beautiful Butterfly designer paper!
Class is Wednesday, May 22, 10 am -1:00 pm
Wednesday, May 22, arrive by 5:30 pm, finish by 8:30 pm.

RSVP by Friday, May 17.

How about a Piece of Cake?

You are going to love this class! 
The stamp set has so many different options, and the punch is such a bonus! 
This is a product based class, so besides receiving all the cut pieces of cardstock and cut out dies that you need to make two of each project, you will also receive several pieces of product when you sign up:
1 package of Pearlized Doilies ($4.50), 1 package of Glitter Enamel Dots, ($7), 1 spool of Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins ($7.50), and 1 package of Kraft Pillow Boxes (5.00).   
The total value for the products you'll be receiving is:  $35.55!
As a bonus, you will also receive a PDF file showing you how to assemble these projects! 
You will learn two unique folds in this class.. 
the "gate fold" and the "Z fold."  
Unique "gate fold"  

This card uses both the Stitched Shapes and the 
Rectangle Stitched Dies.
Unique "Z FOLD" 
Pillow Box that can hold a gift card, or a gift! 
Fullerton Class Schedule
Make TWO of each project!  Send one, keep one! 
Friday, May 31, at 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Saturday, June 1, 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Class cost, $46, includes all the products mentioned above. and two of each project! 

Can't come to the class, but love the projects? 
Take the class "to go"!  Order it below, and all the papers will be cut for you and all the dies will be made for you, so that you can make TWO of each project!  You can make the projects in your pajamas!  You can watch a movie while you relax and create! 
If you want to make these projects at home, 
you will need the Piece of Cake bundle.
You will also need a Memento Tuxedo stamp pad and some adhesive. The Gorgeous Grape and the Grapefruit Grove stamp pads are optional.  A few Stampin' Write markers are also optional. 
You have several options if you want to order this class "to go", so that you can make it at home.  
Check out the options below, and then email me tell me your choice, and I will let you know how to pay. 
(Per Stampin' Up! rules, I cannot have you 
pay directly from this newsletter)
Option 1:  
Purchase the class, pick up the materials at my home, $46.00 
Option 2:
Purchase the class, and have the materials shipped to you, $53.50.
Option 3:
Purchase the class, and the Piece of Cake bundle, 
which includes the Piece of Cake stamp set and matching punch, 
(Pick up at my home)
Option 4:
Purchase the class and the bundle and have it shipped to you, 
Contact me with any questions.   

Everything is Rosy Product Medley

There is a new product line coming called Product Medleys.  They are new to Stampin’ Up!, and they’re a concept based on feedback Stampin' Up! has received.  They will be filled to the brim with cute, coordinating products.  They were designed to provide you with endless creative possibilities.

The first one will come on May 1st called Everything Is Rosy Product Medley.  It is the first such offering.  I'm so excited about it and just know that more will be coming in the future.  Take a look below at the video to learn more about this product line. 

Are you as excited as I am?  You can see a picture of the products included below and then check out some of the cards created using these products below. 



Contact me with any questions you may have about these great new products.  They will be available starting May 1st for a limited time or while supplies last in my online store here.  If you purchase the medley, be sure to add that purchase to your Customer Loyalty printout and earn free stamps!  Enjoy all that you can do with these fabulous items. 


Customer Loyalty

Start to Earn Free Stampin’ Up! Products with Ruthless Stamping
through my Customer Loyalty Program!

As a Stampin’ Up! customer, there are many benefits you can take advantage of!

If your order is $150 or more, you earn free hostess benefits from Stampin’ Up!
If your order is over $50, you earn a spot on the Free Stamps with Ruthless Stamping form!
receive free catalogs from Ruth as my regular customer

All orders over $150 earn FREE HOSTESS $$ from Stampin’ UP! to spend any way you want in the catalog! If you are placing an online order, be sure to redeem your FREE STAMPIN’ REWARDS before check-out! These rewards are IN ADDITION to the Free Stamps with Ruthless Stamping rewards I offer.


I love to reward my loyal Stampin’ UP! customers, and I have introduced a Customer Loyalty program so that you can earn free stamps with your purchases through my online Stampin’ Up! store here.

Download your Free Stamps with Ruthless Stamping form HERE


Hugs From Shelli

I'm so excited for the May Paper Pumpkin kit. It's filled with flowers and soft images that you will love.  The best part of this new Paper Pumpkin is that it was inspired by Shelli herself.  She has put her heart into this kit and it's called Hugs from Shelli.  You can watch below for her sneak peek.

It's a wonderful kit for May and a beautiful kit to have this Spring.  There are an endless amount of ways you can use this kit and be inspired by Shelli.

You will need to subscribe here by May 10th in order to receive this kit and inspire your craft room with flowers.  As always, let me know if you have any questions.  

Birthday Sampler Class

How Fun is this project?  It's perfect for anyone with a birthday.
Make this delightful Birthday 12" x 12" Sampler, with nine birthday squares, in a Shadow Box frame.  
Cost: $35, including frame, or FREE with a $45 purchase. 
Wednesday, April 24, 10:30 am -1:30 pm,
Wednesday, May 1, arrive between 5:30-6:00 pm , 
finish by 8:30 pm 
If you want to make this project but cannot come at these times, 
let me know.. I'm working on a "Class to go".  

Retirement Lists

Although it may be a little confusing, the retirement lists are here.  Many of the Stamp sets are going to be transitioned from our previous wood mount and clear mount stamps, to the new "cling" mount stamps. Those stamps are listed as "retiring".  But that does not mean that the images themselves are going away.  They are just being made in the new "cling" style.  
Stampin' Up! has redone the list for the retired stamp sets for the Annual catalog, and has indicated those that are continuing (with the new cling style) by giving those products a light gray line through them, and putting an asterisk by the name of the set. 



 So many favorites of mine are going!

I urge you to take the time to look the lists over very carefully.  Every year, customers ask me throughout the year about products that Stampin' Up! retired. So.. please check it out carefully so you won't be disappointed later this year!
Here's a suggestion:  Print the list, and then go through your catalogs and mark what is going.  Then you'll see what you need to order! You can click on the graphic above for the complete pdf for the Annual catalog list.  The links below the graphic show the retiring lists for both the Annual catalog and the Occasions catalog in my online store.
(In the graphics list of stamp sets, the ones that are staying in cling style are NOT indicated)
(Remember that the stamp sets and the dies might continue in the catalog, but they will not be at the "bundled" price)
Stampin' Up! will continue to produce the retiring stamp sets through May 24th.  However, the accessories are only available on a "first come, first served" basis. Remember, accessories include any dies, embossing folders, ribbons, designer papers, embellishments, etc...anything starting on page 181 and beyond.   Once our supplies are depleted, they will no longer be available so get what you want now! 
As always, the outgoing "In-colors" are the first to go.. so if you have In Color ink pads, protect your investment by purchasing extra card stock and ink refills today! 
Remember, don't wait to get the things you really want, some things are already sold out and it's only the first day!

PS..Don't forget.. the outgoing In Colors will go very fast!
Now, let's talk about something else you might have noticed.
The Big Shot and the Stampin' Trimmer are being retired. 
WHAT???  Yes, its true.  And WHAT??? was my immediate reaction. 
Here's what's happening:  Stampin' Up! has decided to go to straight to the manufacturer, and bypass the supplier, for a die cut machine.  But all this is taking time, more time than they expected.  So, for now, there will not be a die cutting system in the new catalog.  
There are new die cuts and new embossing folders in the new catalog, made with the new manufacturer! It's just taking a bit of time to work out all the bugs with the new machine.  So, please be patient.  Know that the die cuts and embossing folders you already have will work with the new system. We just need to be patient and know that something even better is coming! 
Now, about the Stampin' Trimmer.  At the present time Stampin' Up! is working on a new trimmer, but it's not ready yet.  The blades for the current trimmer are on back order, and I will receive an email when they are back in stock. 
Could you please shoot me an email and let me know you are interested in blades, so as soon as I receive the email, I'll send you a note and let you know they are "orderable" again. Thanks!
I hope you have received some answers to your questions!  
Let me know if you have any other questions! 
I was looking over the retiring list last night, and was so surprised to see that these favorites of mine are retiring! 
1.  Envelope punch board #133774
2.  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to help. 

New and Exciting

I"m so excited to share this news with you!
Stampin' Up! has just announced that beginning April 1, you will be able to order
customizable pieces to help you stay organize your work space and your Stampin' Up! products!  YIPPEE!!! Take a look....
New Storage Options from Stampin' Up!  

 It all starts next week.  You will be able to customize your unit in any way that you want.  Add as much as you need and create a masterpiece.  


These are the main pieces:
Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays
Stampin' Blends Storage Trays
Open Storage Cube
Storage Topper
Storage Lid

Take a look at this video and see all the products. 

This is an exciting product release.  I know you will enjoy making your desk more organized~ me too! So visit my online store here on April 1 to see it all and place your order. 

And of course you can always contact me to help you place your order for these great storage products! 



Autism Annual Event

Have you registered for this annual event?  
Don't miss this wonderful day of stamping, raffling, bidding, winning, hearing amazing speakers, and having a part in a great cause!
Do you have something you'd like to donate for the raffle prizes or silent auction?  We would love to have whatever you would like to donate... however you need to let us know NOW, please! You will receive a receipt you can use for tax purposes.   
If you have never attended, you need to be there this time!  
This is always an amazing day!
Gather up some friends and make your reservation! 
Don't wait!  Send your email today to reserve your spot! 
And watch your mailbox for more Ruthless Stamping events!
(Hint:  You might want to print this page for your own reference, and to use an invitation to invite your friends)
NOTE:  Today is March 22, and we are starting to prepare all the projects that you will be stamping at this event.  Would you please EMAIL us to let us know you are coming?  Thank you!!

A Special Birthday Month


Paper Pumpkin is turning six and we want to celebrate with you! It has been six wonderful years of creativity.  To celebrate the occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, we're offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit! 

There are a few different ways to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin when you click here. Also, you can check out the flyer below.

So, here's some tidbits from Andrew Rousch, the "CEO" of Paper Pumpkin...
You can't say that I didn't warn you...
Here are the top reasons you will want this March kit! 

1.You can buy a 3, 6, or 12 mo prepaid, enjoy your FREE SAB product AND redeem your prepaid code to get the March kit...which has a FREE STAMP SET. 
2. You can't get the free stamp set anywhere but inside the March box. 
3. This free stamp set is something every type of crafter will adore and cherish.
4. Those who don't get the free stamp set will be envious.

��Oh wow! That's a really great stamp set. Where did you get it? 
��From Paper Pumpkin. I bet you wish you had one.
�� Yes, well, my demonstrator didn't tell me to subscribe.�� 
Can I borrow it? ��
��I suppose but I better get it back.
��Sure. Of course.��

5. The only person who wouldn't want the free stamp set is someone who hates stamping.��
6. The free stamp set is big. Big as in...Wow! That's really nice.
7. Best free gift ever.�� You'll wonder, "How'd the PP team dare give it away for free? I hope somebody didn't get in trouble for this."�� 
8. You will thank me because you didn't miss out.
And, no need to fear...I made sure to order lots and lots.

So.. there you go! Straight from the horses' mouth! 

Now.. just one more thing you need to know! 

Here's some Saleabration Math for you:

When you order a 12-month prepaid subscription, here's the bang for the buck you get... 
1. 12-month prepaid PP = $209
2. I add $41 to get to $250 as that's the bonus threshold for more Stampin' Rewards during SAB
3. Let's say I choose 5 SAB items at the $50 level (those are likely worth an average of $18 each)
4. I will then qualify for $50 in Stampin' Rewards rather than the typical $25 (10%).
5. I pay shipping and tax
I end up getting about $90 in SAB products
I get $50 in free products via Stampin' Rewards
How great is that math? 
If you are already a MPP subscriber, you can just order this 12-month subscription and it will automatically be added on to your monthly payment... no need to worry that you will be "doubled up."  

Here are the item numbers you need to order:
1 month subscription:  137858
3 months subscription:  137859
6 months subscription: 137860
12 months subscription: 137861  

Did you know that there is a fun, 1-2 minute video for every My Paper Pumpkin kit, that shows you how to put it together?  I LOVE to watch them.. the music is always so fun, and the graphics are a kick! 
So.. what are you waiting for?  Sign up now so you won't miss the March kit, and the extra FREE stamp set!!