Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Never Before Seen Special

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With the unveiling of the new 2008 Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalog (right click HERE to download .pdf version of catalog--large file), comes a Never Before Seen Special! A select group of brand new stamp sets will be available at a 15% discount. All of the stamp sets new to this catalog are die-cut, which means you don't have to trim the rubber before assembly. It's just pop, peel, stick, and then stamp!

Below you will find a list of the stamp sets on sale, the page numbers where they can be found in the new catalog, and their discounted prices:

*Felicidades Siempre set is featured in the Celebrando Creatividad, a U.S. Hispanic/Latin supplement to the Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalog. Click HERE to download and view the Celebrando Creatividad on Stampin' Up!®'s new Spanish language web page.

As a footnote, the release of the stamp set Putt Putt has been delayed for quality assurance. I will let you know as soon as I hear it is available for order!

Everything's coming up daisies with this Never Before Seen special, and I'd love to do a workshop to convince your guests they NEED these new stamps!

As a BONUS, I'm offering a booking special through September 30th: If you book, hold and close a party with at least $350 in customer orders, I will let you choose one In Color ink pad, and an ink refill for the pad, for FREE! There are 6 wonderful new In Colors to choose from, so contact me today to book your date before someone else picks it first!

Summer Days

I'm cleaning my way out of my pre-Convention mess, and getting ready to do a free class at the Rockrimmon Branch of the Pikes Peak Library District tomorrow, from 10:30am-12:30pm. I thought I'd give you a little sneak peek at what we'll be making...

This stamp set is not in the 2008 Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalog, it's actually on what's called the Dormant List. You can order it, it's just considered out of season, as it is a "summer" set. The page is 6"x6", and there is a little innertube at the bottom right of it, which is covered by the card. The card is 6"x3" and uses the same stamp set and colors. If you come to the library tomorrow while I'm there, you can choose which one of these FREE Make & Takes you'd like to make!

The new items on these projects are the Pacific Point blue card stock and ink pad, and the Curly Label Punch. You can see a sample below of my own personal finished page.

Stampin' Supplies: Life's a Breeze stamp set, Something Fishy Jumbo Wheel, Whisper White card stock, Bashful Blue card stock and ink, Pacific Point card stock and ink, Summer Sun card stock and ink, Only Orange ink, Basic Black ink, Boho Blossoms Punch, Scallop Punch (used for making clouds), Stampin' Sponge®, Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain, Curly Label Punch.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I'm ba-a-a-a-ck!!! (but my stamps aren't)

I had hoped to share a post with you today, using some lovely samples from new stamp sets, but that's not going to happen. I left a 42 pound box of my stamping supplies with my hotel, to ship home for me so I would not have to carry them in my luggage and risk getting them all mashed by baggage handlers like they were when I flew out to Convention!

However, my package did not arrive today, as expected. When I checked the UPS tracking, it showed that the package still had not even been received by UPS. What in the heck?!? So, I called my hotel (who shall remain unnamed to protect the ignorant, I mean, innocent) and lo and behold, my package was sitting right under their little noses. They neglected to hand it over to the UPS man not one, but TWO days in a row, and even today when I called they told me they had just called the UPS guy to "come back" and pick up my box. So, apparently for three days in a row my box sat on their counter. Did I mention it was a 42 pound box?? It's not like it could hide even if it wanted to.

And when I say that all my stamping supplies were in there, I mean the BASICS were in stamp sets, new ink pads, stamp cleaning pads, Paper Snips, SNAIL--the works! I had all this stuff because I did a demo on the evening of the last day of Convention. Of course, I can't even post the details of that cool project yet because all my samples and supplies are in the BOX I STILL HAVEN'T RECEIVED.

All I can say is that there were some great announcements at Convention, like the fact that Stampin' Up!® will be carrying the Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine, some exclusive dies, and also some Sizzix non-exclusive dies which coordinate with the exclusive ones. This means that you can order your Sizzix supplies through me now, and get HOSTESS BENEFITS on your Sizzix purchases!!!

So what's a stamp-a-holic to do? CALL ME, of course, at 719-205-5957 (local to Colorado Springs)! Book your workshop today, to be one of the first to get a FREE NEW CATALOG, and one of the first to have a party out of the new catalog. Or, if you're like me, place your own order of $150 or more and receive Hostess Benefits from your own purchases. The new catalog is open for ordering on August 11th, 2008 at NOON Mountain Standard Time...I'll be there with bells on!