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Posted on November 17, 2017

Off To Barcelona and Online Extravaganza

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Hi stampers and Happy Friday! I hope many of you were able to reserve Stampin' Up!'s fabulous new stamp positioning tool, Stamparatus. This will take your stamping to a new level for sure! If you weren't able to get into this first reservation time, no worries. Another pre-order window will open on December 5. Of course, I'll share all the details in plenty of time for you to be in the know. Dave and I will be off on a fun vacation so today's post, Off To Barcelona and Online Extravaganza, will have an eclectic flair!

Off To Barcelona and Online Extravaganza

Every year SU has some great Black Friday deals, and this year is NO different! From November 20 through November 26 at 11:59 PM, you will find some fantastic discounts on many popular stamp sets. Some will only be available during the first 24 hours, so I've included a list for you to print out and keep by your computer. I don't want you to miss anything!

Online Extravaganza Deals

NEW this year,  Stampin' Up! is offering a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. Stay tuned for more info on that as soon as I have all the scoop. While I won't be posting as often as I do now, I will have internet access and plan to post our trip adventures and any important SU news! I'll also be posting different things on social media so you'll want to follow me on Facebook and feel free to send me an email if you need anything! To get to my online store click here (The extravaganza deals won't show up until November 24).

I wanted to share a little info today about the wonderful city of Barcelona, and some of the places we will be visiting while there. We have rented the same AirBnB that we stayed in last year after our Stampin' Up! Mediterranean Cruise Incentive Trip. Hope you enjoy!

Off To Barcelona and Online Extravaganza

Off To Barcelona and Online Extravaganza

Off To Barcelona and Online Extravaganza

This city is filled with so much history. We are so excited to be returning!

Fun info about Barcelona

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Posted on November 16, 2017

A New Way to Stamp! Reserve Your Stamparatus! 2 pm MT TODAY!

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A New Way to Stamp! Reserve Your Stamparatus! 2 pm MT TODAY!

Retail Price – $49.00 (plus shipping & tax)

Stampin' Up! is on its game once again by introducing the BEST stamp positioning tool on the market! What makes it the best and why should YOU want it?

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression (or to fill in a “missed spot”), apply more ink and re-stamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

 

Product details:

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage underneath the Stamparatus.

With the launch of this tool, Stampin’ Up! is trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and Stampin’ Up! guarantees shipment as soon as the product arrives in their warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow Stampin’ Up! to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

With the launch of this tool, Stampin’ Up! is trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and Stampin’ Up! guarantees shipment as soon as the product arrives in their warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow Stampin’ Up! to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

SO, HOW DO YOU GET IT??

The reservation window opens at 2:00 PM (MT) on November 16 for the November 16 – 30, 2017 reservation window with delivery on or around February 1, 2018.

You will reserve yours at my Online Store. (IF YOU HAVEN”T SHOPPED WITH ME BEFORE YOU WILL NEED TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT).

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
RESERVATION WINDOWSAVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018
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Posted on November 15, 2017

Remarkable You and Stampin’ Blends

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Stamping

Hey stampers! Only FIVE more “sleeps” and then Dave and I will be off to Barcelona, Spain for the Thanksgiving holiday. Never fear though, I'll still be posting and will keep you up to date on all the Stampin' Up! News. Today I wanted to share a fun card using the stamp set Remarkable You and Stampin' Blends. This card is very easy to create so instead of making just one, stamp a whole stack!

Remarkable You and Stampin' Blends

You can easily change up colors to use scraps you have on hand. Scraps lend themselves well to this “paint chip” card. I'm going on a retreat with some crafty friends when I return from Spain so I'll be making a bunch of these for upcoming birthdays.  Scroll down to the end for the instructions and measurements.

Speaking of birthdays, Remarkable You is only one of the stamp sets that will be on sale during Stampin' Up!'s annual Extravaganza from November 20-26. This is a great time to get those items on your Wish List! Here is the complete list. Make note that some of the items are only on sale on November 20 for 24 hours.

Extravaganza

A little reminder today, too. Tomorrow, at 2:00 pm MT is when you can reserve our fabulous new STAMPARATUS for yourself. Yesterday's post gives you all the details. I am so excited to get my hands on this!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsRemarkable You (139894); Birthday Blossoms (139471)
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White (140272); Melon Mambo (115320); Flirty Flamingo (141416); Tangerine Tango (105117); Peekaboo Peach (141417); Crushed Curry ( 131199); So Saffron (105118); Pear Pizzazz (131201); Old Olive (100702); Soft Sky (131203); Tempting Turquoise (102067); Island Indigo (122923)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Black (132708)
  • Misc. – Basic Rhinestones (144220); Dimensionals (104430 $4.00); Pumpkin Pie Blends (144599); Daffodil Delight Blends (144603); Tombo Multi (110755)

 

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White:   8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, 1 1/2” x 5 1/2” and scraps for Flowers
  • Basic Black:                       ¼” x 5 1/2”

Instructions:

  1. Cut Card Base and piece of white for your horizontal colors
  2. Cut one of each color card stock to ½” x 1 ½”
  3. Glue to 1 ½” x 5 ½ “ white piece
  4. Attach colored panel to the Card Base and add the black strip using Tombo Multi
  5. Stamp Flowers in Memento Black and Color with Blends. Fussy Cut.
  6. Stamp Sentiment in Memento Black and add Flowers. One with Tombo and one with Dimensionals.
  7. Add a few rhinestones colored in black with a Sharpie.

Have a great rest of the week and let me know if I can help you with anything at all!

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Posted on November 14, 2017

Stampin’ Up! On Stage Highlight Reserve the NEW Stamparatus Nov.16

Announcements/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

While I wasn't able to attend On Stage in person this year due to other business commitments, I do have some exciting news from the event to share with you. I was in the Top 100 of US Demonstrators AND in the top 200 globally. THANK YOU to my wonderful customers and team members for all your support that helped me earn this prestigious accomplishment. I am truly blessed! Now, I think the most exciting news to come out of the event can be summed up in this statement: Stampin' Up! On Stage Highlight Reserve the NEW Stamparatus Nov.16! What is the Stamparatus you might ask…and why do YOU need one?

Stampin' Up! On Stage Highlight Reserve the NEW Stamparatus Nov.16

You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiple projects with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clear images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and just re-stamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2, 3, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 that open so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage area on the bottom of tool
  • Retail price – $49.00

This Stampin' Up! video gives you an up close and personal look at all the features and benefits:

I’ve MUST have a Stamparatus. How do I get in line? **Note; you cannot reserve one until November 16th. 

The Stamparatus will be ordered differently than your other online orders.

Beginning Nov. 16, 2017 at 2pm MT, a LIMITED QUANTITY will be released for reservation.

  • Beginning Nov. 16, at 2pm MT (3 pm CST here in Texas) CLICK HERE, then click the banner ad for the Stamparatus and follow the instructions. If you've never shopped with me online before, you will need to open an account and here is my info to put in:
  1. Anne Brown
  2. Demo ID:49697
  3. Wylie, Texas
  • After receiving the reservations, Stampin' Up! will place an order with the manufacturer and your Stamparatus will be shipped, with delivery on approx. Feb. 1, 2018.
  • You will provide your credit card info now with your reservation, but it will not be charged until your Stamparatus is ready to ship.
  • You will receive an email from Stampin' Up! letting you know when to log back in to your online account to finalize your order.
  • You can ADD other Stampin' Up! products to your order AT THAT TIME if you'd like to receive Sale a Bration benefits!
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
RESERVATION WINDOWSAVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018

Stamparatus Launch Q & A

How to Reserve Your Stamparatus

Download the Stamparatus flyer

I have been waiting for so long for this tool to arrive. I participated in some of the “pre” surveys giving feedback to help Stampin' Up! design the very best tool to market. I will be reserving mine, too and I truly believe this will help all of us become better stampers! Any questions, please give me a shout.

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Posted on November 13, 2017

Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

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Hey Stampers! Busy weekend for us, getting ready for our vacation to Spain. We were blessed to earn the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to the Mediterranean last year and we spent a few extra days in Barcelona. We decided right there and then, we would be going back this year. Spain is home to many fabulous vineyards so today's card “Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full?” seems totally appropriate, don't you agree?

Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

I am definitely a “purple queen” so Rich Razzleberry fit the bill for this card! Notice the shading on the wine bottles and inside the glasses. Our new Stampin' Blends markers make this so very easy. My preferred coloring style is to lay down the lighter color first, and then highlight with the darker shade. Each marker has both a light and dark shade. You can also mix and match colors for another effect.

Here's a short video that explains some of the features and benefits.

The next video shows you some of the basics of blending with the new markers.

 

I also have short Facebook LIVE video about a special gift I have for everyone who orders the full set of available Blends from me! I've already given several out and the ladies LOVE it! You can also order the new Stampin' Blends as part of a starter kit and get all of them for only $99 plus tax and shipping is FREE! Check out my Girls, INK team. Any questions about this, please give me a shout.

In case you have some “winey” friends (haha), here are the instructions so you can send out to your buddies! All supplies may be ordered anytime at my online store.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Half Full (144996)
  • Card Stock: Whisper White (100730); Rich Razzleberry (115316)
  • Stamp Pads: Rich Razzleberry (126950); Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
  • Misc: Stampin’ Blends: Rich Razzleberry Dark (144583) Light (144584), Old Olive Dark (144573), Light(144574), Ivory (144606), Cherry Cobbler Dark (144575), Bronze (144607); Wink of Stella (141897); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Foam Adhesive Strips (141825)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White: 5” x 3 3/4”; 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”; 4” x 5 1/4” for the inside.
  • Rich Razzleberry: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”

Instructions:

  1. Score and fold the Rich Razzleberry card base at 4 1/4” and adhere the 4” x 5 1/4” piece inside.
  2. Stamp the sentiment in the upper right of the 5” x 3 3/4” panel and adhere it to the front of the card.
  3. On the remaining piece of Whisper White, stamp two wine bottles and two glasses and the grapes from the corner of the wine tag.
  4. With the Stampin’ Blends, color one wine bottle in Old Olive with a Cherry Cobbler top and the other wine bottle with Rich Razzleberry and Bronze top. Color the wine glasses with Rich Razzleberry and Ivory. Stamp the grapes with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.
  5. Fussy cut the pieces as shown. Add Foam adhesive strips to the bottles and Stampin’ Dimensionals to the glasses and grapes.
  6. Place the pieces on the card as shown.
  7. Add Wink of Stella to the bottle tops, the wine and the grapes.
  8. On the inside panel (not shown here), stamp a row of the small wine glasses and color with the Ivory and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends. If desired, add the sentiment “May your Glass Always be Half Full.”

 

 

 

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