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Posted on June 26, 2018

Tuesday Tip – Strategically Purchasing New Products

Customer Q & A/ Tuesday Tips

Hello Stampers! Hope you're all having a great week so far!  Today I wanted to share some thoughts on a topic that has cropped up so often at my monthly events. Since the release of our beautiful new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, I have customers asking me the same question.

Tuesday Tip - Strategically Purchasing New Products

Q: Anne, I want all the new colors in all the new products but I can't afford to buy them all now. What do I do?

A: What a great question and I have a couple of answers. My first answer is always…purchase the best bundle in the catalog; the Demonstrator Starter Kit! You get to choose $125 of products and you only pay $99 plus tax, no shipping! If you want to get a little more information about this option, click here. Of course, if you end up with questions after looking at the opportunity, please give me a shout! Whether you want to just get the discount on your products or share our products with your friends to put a little extra cash in your pocket, this option might be for you.

If the starter kit isn't an option for you right now, I definitely have a purchasing strategy for you.

• START WITH A BLACK INK PAD. It’s a neutral color; you can use for everything.
• PICK ONE ASSORTED CARDSTOCK PACK. Purchase other products that coordinate with the colors in this pack—inkpads, accessories, and Designer Series Papers.
• GET A VERSAMARK INK PAD. You’ll instantly have multiple colors from the tone-on-tone watermark effect when you stamp using a Versamark.
• CHOOSE A PRODUCT SUITE. Stick with the suite’s color scheme and buy a few inks or papers to match.
• BUY WATERCOLOR PENCILS. If you’re not quite ready to invest in Stampin' Write Markers or Stampin' Blends, the pencils will give you a spectrum of color to match any project.

You can check out all our new colors and product suites at my online store.

 

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Posted on June 19, 2018

Tuesday Tip – Simply Shammy

Product Information/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Tuesday Tips

Hey Stampers! I have a stamp cleaning tip to share with you today; Simply Shammy! This new little gem is tucked away on page 206 of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/147042/simply-shammy

This reusable stamp cleaning cloth makes cleaning your stamps effortless! And, at only $8.00, you can have one for yourself and treat your best stamping buddy to one, too!

Our quarterly demonstrator magazine has lots of great info about this new product and I wanted to share it with you today. This magazine is full of so much great product information, samples, and projects to CASE, it's one of my favorite things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator….I get one in my mailbox every three months!

Tuesday Tip - Simply Shammy

If you have any questions on other products in the new catalog, I'm only a click away! I'd love to help you! 🙂

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Posted on May 22, 2018

Color Revamp 2018 is Almost Here!

Announcements/ Customer Q & A/ Tuesday Tips

Hey Stampers! Are you as excited as I am that the Stampin' Up! Color Revamp 2018 is Almost Here?! It's true! Stampin' Up! is updating their color collections as well as adding five NEW In Colors starting June 1st. AND…that's not all. There is a new stamp pad design that makes our great ink pad even better! I've had a chance to use the new ink pads and colors and here's everything you need to know.

There are still four color collections, ten colors in each. A new group called “Basics” has been added, made up of Whisper White, Very Vanilla, and Basic Black.

Color Revamp 2018 is Almost Here!

This allowed for the addition of three new colors into the “core” collections. Here's a quick breakdown of all the colors, starting with the new 2018-2019 In Colors and the returning 2017-2019 In Colors.

Color Revamp 2018 is Almost Here!

I love the bold, bright colors in the 2018-2019 In Color collection. If you've been around Stampin' Up! for awhile, a few of these new ones might be reminiscent of some colors retired long ago: Glorious Green and Brilliant Blue. While they look similar, the new colors are totally different. I'm so glad that SU realized we needed some bold, bright colors added back into our color palettes!

Next, here are all the “new” colors.

Color Revamp 2018 is Almost Here!

My personal favorites are Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. I'm definitely a “purple” girl!

Last, but certainly NOT least, here is each 10 color collection:

Color Revamp 2018 is Almost Here!

You might notice that some of our current colors have “jumped ship” from one collection to another and you might also see some old favorites (YES…that IS Blackberry Bliss you see!) have returned. I've included a chart below that gives you a revamp summary from our OnStage event last month. I think you'll find this a helpful bit of information!

Color Revamp Summary

Don't miss your chance to grab a  re-inker or cardstock in one of your favorite colors that are retiring to make room for the new colors shown above!

Now, a bit about the new ink pad design.

Color Revamp 2018 is Almost Here!

Why the change to the case?

The case’s manufacturing mold was about to expire. We can only use a mold a limited number of times before we need to replace it, so we had to decide if we wanted to order more of the same molds or try to improve the design. We chose to improve it! We also wanted to align the updated case with the color revamp and improvements to our ink. In addition, we chose to time these changes with Stampin’ Up!’s rebranding and packaging updates. This way, you only need to invest in the new colors and ink pads at one time. (For example, if we revamped the colors last year and then changed the cases and improved the ink this year, you’d likely be purchasing twice to stay current.) We wanted to make these updates and changes in the most cost efficient way for you.

What's better about the case?

  • Less confusing to  open
  • Tighter fit between the lid and the base
  • Stackable
  • Improved stickers and labels.

How is the ink different?

  • Reduce ink bubbles
  • Help you  get an even coating of  ink on the stamp.
  • Help the stamped image have a smoother, solid look

Since we were improving the case we decided to make improvements to the ink as well! We added a defoamer to the ink ingredients because we noticed that our old ink would sometimes bubble (especially on new pads and with lighter colors). When this happened, the ink wasn’t as even and smooth when stamped as we’d like to see it.

Tomorrow I'll have some projects featuring some of the new colors and some free color tools you can download!

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Posted on May 15, 2018

It’s A Beautiful Day to Love What You Do!

Announcements/ Stamping/ Tuesday Tips

Hey Stampers! I can truly say it's a beautiful day to love what you do here in north Dallas. I heard rolling thunder this morning as I was getting ready to leave the house, but the accompanying rain did not linger!  I know in a few weeks when temperatures are in the 100's, I'll be begging for rain. HA! But I digress! I DO love what I do, especially around new catalog and new catalog pre-order time!

Today's share is two cards made with the Love What You Do stamp set that is available now in one of our Stampin' Up! bundles. The font used for the “it's a beautiful day sentiment” is so pretty; easy flowing and graceful I think.

It's A Beautiful Day to Love What You Do!

These cards showcase different elements from the Love What You Do Bundles, available now as a new catalog pre-order, only available in May! I love that Stampin' Up! made some of the new products coming on June 1 available to customers as well as demonstrators. Click on any picture below the project information to order one of these bundles before they disappear. (note: the individual products in the bundles WILL be available, but the free gifts in each bundle will not). I've included project supplies and instructions below; enjoy!

PS-There are pages of products available to demonstrators to order now! If you'd like to start creating special projects before the new catalog comes out, click here to check it out. You can choose $125 in product plus you'll get a full box of new catalogs to give to your friends. AND…there's never any shipping on your starter kit!

PROJECT INFO

Card # 1 above

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsLove What You Do  (148042)
  • Card Stock – Tranquil TIde (144246); Whisper White (100730); Vellum (101856)
  • Stamp Pads – Tranquil Tide (147146)
  • Misc. – Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes (131527); Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper Stack (146926); Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Layering Circles Framelits (141705); Pearlized Thread  and Silver Rose from the Embellishment Kit (146928); Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (146927); Leaf Punch (144667); Lovely Floral Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (148048),
  • Big Shot (143263); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Snail Adhesive(104332); Mini Glue Dots (103683);  Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon (147016)

 Measurements:

  • Whisper White: 4 7/8” x 3 3/8”, 3” square
  • Tranquil Tide : 3” square
  • Share What You Love Designer Series Paper –  4 7/8” x 1 1/2″

Instructions:

  1. Emboss the Whisper White cardstock in the Big Shot with the Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing folder.
  2. Attach strip of Designer Series Paper onto embossed panel.
  3. Stamp “It’s a Beautiful Day”  with Tranquil Tide Ink onto white scrap.  Use Stitched Shape Circle framelit to cut out.
  4. Cut a scallop circle framelit with Tranquil Tide cardstock.  Attach with snail adhesive to the white stitched shaped circle.
  5. Punch a leaf with vellum cardstock and use a glue dot to attach behind the circle.
  6. Attach two lengths of the velvet ribbon to the back of circle – using dimensionals to hold in place.
  7. Use the pearlized thread to make a “swirl” and attach to back of oval shape with a glue dot.  I like the look of the long threads but if you don’t- just snip them shorter.
  8. Use dimensionals to attach circle shape to card front.
  9. To finish the card, add the adhesive backed Silver Rose embellishment  to the card front.

Card #2 above

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Love What You Do
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento (132708)
  • Misc. – Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (131259); Clear Block C (118486); Stampin’ Spritzer (126185)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White (base): 4” x 8”, scored at 4” and folded

Instructions:

    1. Using the Melon Mambo marker, cover the top third of the Clear Block C with color. Color the center of the block using the Pumpkin Pie marker. Color the bottom portion of the block using the Daffodil Delight marker.
    2. Spritz the block with water using the Stampin’ Spritzer. Stamp in the center of the Whisper White base. Hold in place for about 30 seconds to allow the ink and water to disburse over the cardstock. Allow to dry completely or use a Heat Tool to speed up the process.
    3. Stamp the floral image using the Memento ink.
    4. Stamp the greeting using the Memento ink.
    5. Color in the bottom portions of the flowers using the Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight markers as shown.

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Posted on May 8, 2018

Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper – Save 20%

Announcements/ Product Information/ Tuesday Tips

Hey Stampers! My favorite Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog, Sweet Soiree, is one of thirty or so items that have just been discounted at my online store. You can save 20% on this 12 x 12 paper pack and up to 50% on other items!

Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper - Save 20%

See the complete list of discounted items below:

AC-OCC Retired Disc-US

If you see something that tickles your fancy, I wouldn't wait. These items will go fast at these discounted prices! Go to Anne's online store now.

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