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Posted on December 30, 2017

Spring/Summer Occasions Catalog Scavenger Hunt

Announcements/ Contests/ Customer Q & A

Are you ready for some fun? Want to win a cool prize? Then let’s get started with my all new Spring/Summer Occasions Catalog Scavenger Hunt!

Spring/Summer Occasions Catalog Scavenger Hunt

Here’s how it works: click on the PDF below (it will starighten!) and you’ll see partial pictures of eight new products from the upcoming Occasions catalog. Figure out all eight, then take the first letter from each to spell out a hobby we all enjoy.

Spring/Summer Occasions Catalog Scavenger Hunt

Once you’ve completed the scavenger hunt, send me an email telling me the products you found AND the hobby. You can also call me if that’s easier (214-293-4461).

If you identify all the products and give me the correct hobby, you’ll get $8.00 off any order in January!

YOU MUST EMAIL OR CALL ME WITH YOUR ANSWERS NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018 at 5:00PM.

Have fun!

 

 

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Posted on December 21, 2017

Retiring List Countdown AND 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peeks!

Announcements/ Customer Q & A/ Join My Team/ Sale-A-Bration

The Countdown has begun! We are counting down the last few days to order these retiring holiday catalog products as we look forward to the release of the uh-MAAAAZing new products in the 2018 Spring Catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure.

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Today I have two sneak peeks to give you a little taste of some new catalog products that you will love.

Retiring List Countdown AND 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peeks!

Petal Palette – Occasions Catalog

Retiring List Countdown AND 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peeks!

Bubble Over – Sale-A-Bration Catalog

Every catalog is a big deal but our Spring Occasions catalog is always the biggest and best because it coincides with our annual Sale-a-bration,  Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sales event of the year. Look what awaits you!!

1. FREE gift with purchase of $50 or more and… NEW this year are two”level 2″ choices for purchases of $100 or more. Of course, you can choose to spend any amount in $50 increments and can select FREE Sale-a-bration gifts for every $50 or $100 you spend. Now, if you have a large list and are thinking of spending more than $100, pay special attention to #3!

2. Extra Host Rewards – when you select a personal order of $250 or more, or if you gather orders from friends there are additional host rewards during Sale-a-bration.

3. Join Stampin’ Up! – those who decide to jump on in with the “I want it all” bundle of Stampin’ Up! products can choose two stamp sets of any price!  Yep, you heard that right!  For $99 plus FREE shipping on all of it, starting on January 3, you can:
a. Choose $125 in product of your choice…plus
b. select TWO additional stamp sets
c. Enjoyand benefit from an ongoing savings of at least $20% on everything you purchase or sell
d. Have 6 months to  meet the quarterly minimum.There is absolutely NO OBLIGATION to continue once you’ve enjoyed the above bennies but hey, I think with some of the added perks you just might want to stay a part of our Stampin’ Up! family!

4. Demonstrators enjoy earning FREE Flex rewards points and free product during Sale-a-bration – so you if you join you can, too! Many of my current team members joined during Sale-A-bration when I started over 15 tears ago, and we all are still enjoying all the perks!

I hope today’s sneak peeks and added info have perhaps enticed you just a bit! If you have any questions, need a catalog (if you don’t have a demonstrator), or just want to share your excitement with me, please give me a shout!

 

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Posted on November 16, 2017

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

Announcements/ Customer Q & A

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 October 25, 2017

My Wood Blocks Don’t Fit Back Into the Case – HELP!

Customer Q & A/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Videos

Hey stampers. Today I want to share a problem that many stampers have AND I’m going to give you solutions. If I’ve heard this once, I’ve heard it 50 times from my customers: My Wood Blocks Don’t Fit Back Into the Case – HELP! I personally purchase photopolymer stamp sets whenever available but I have many customers who prefer our red rubber, wood mount sets.

The sets that have lots of pieces, like Work of Art, can often present a challenge after using them; how DO I get all the pieces back into the case? Believe it or not, many of these wood mount stamp sets only go back in one way. I actually have heard of customers who purchased this set, couldn’t get the pieces back in so they just put all the stamps in a baggie on the shelf!

My Wood Blocks Don't Fit Back Into the Case - HELP!

You can create such a variety of  projects, no matter the occasion.

My Wood Blocks Don't Fit Back Into the Case - HELP!My Wood Blocks Don't Fit Back Into the Case - HELP!My Wood Blocks Don't Fit Back Into the Case - HELP!

My sweet husband, Dave (AKA The Stamp Slave) recorded a You Tube video on my channel that gives you several solutions to help you if you experience this.  Hope it helps you!

https://youtu.be/GarT3KJQgpY

If there are any particular “challenges” you have in your papercrafting, let us know. Others are probably experiencing the same thing and we love sharing videos to help!

 

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Posted on October 23, 2017

Common Stamping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Customer Q & A

Hi stampers! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I was busy with stamping events and putting the finishing touches on the homecoming mums. If you didn’t see my post about these and want to catch up, click here. Today I wanted to share with you some common stamping mistakes and how to avoid them! I get questions from my customers all the time so I’ve compiled a mini database of the most frequently asked questions.

Q. Why are my images looking blotchy or uneven?

A. There are several reasons for this: too much pressure has been applied, pressure has been unevenly applied, or too much ink has been applied to the stamp. When Stampin’ Up! redesigned their ink pads a few years back, they switched from felt to foam. The new foam pads are much juicier! The technique to use is “tap, tap, tap” rather than “knock, knock, knock”. I tell my customers to start out softly and then add more ink if necessary to cover the stamp. It’s much easier to add than to take away.

Q. I keep seeing cards on Pinterest I want to create, but I’ve blown my craft budget for the next ten years; what can I do?

A. This is a common “challenge”; we want it all! Beginner stampers can (and often do) spend a small fortune buying stamps for every occasion! Instead of purchasing every stamp you like, be smart about your purchases. Simple floral images, for example, work well for birthdays, weddings, thinking of you, sympathy, etc. Instead of purchasing tons of stamps, try using different coloring tools like colored pencils and markers. Vary your techniques and colors; the same stamp set can give you varied results. In the photo below, the Pieces and Patterns stamp set was used for both cards but they look so different.

Common Stamping Mistakes and How to Avoid ThemCommon Stamping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Q. I get bored making cards all of the time; what else can I do with my stamps?

A. Great question! Stamping isn’t just for paper. Try stamping on something new like glass, fabric, clay, ribbon and more.

The bottom line here is HAVE FUN! Like any other hobby, or business, stamping should bring you joy and RELIEVE stress, not cause it! 🙂

Speaking of joy, I am all about adding color when I create so I am so uber excited about my new Stampin’ Blends! As a demonstrator, I was able to pre-order this fabulous new tool and let me tell you, you are definitely going to want the whole set of markers! They will be available to order on November 1 at my online store. In the meantime, here’s a brochure you can download to read all about the features and benefits of this awesome new product!

Info_Stampin’ blends

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