Convention ’08 – Check In Day

July 31, 2008 at 4:29 pm | Posted in Convention 2008, Stampin' Up! | 4 Comments

I’m here in Salt Lake City, Utah for the Stampin’ Up! convention!!!

picHome_SaltPalace by you.

 

I got in Tuesday afternoon and quickly got settled in my hotel room that I am sharing with three other demonstrators.  I’m staying at the Plaza Hotel and it is really nice!  The beds are comforable, the pillows are great, and the whole hotel looks really nice.  I met my first roommate, Robin, then we both took off for the evening.  I had a quick dinner at the delicious Nauvoo Cafe, then spent a few hours at the Salt Lake Temple.  Later that evening I met Jen & Dallas, my other roommates.  I am quite lucky.  I’ve never met these ladies before and they are really nice!  We gave each other roomies gifts (which each included chocolate! lol) and got to know each other a little.

 

Yesterday morning, we couldn’t wait to go over to the Salt Palace convention center to pick up our new convention bags!  Inside were plenty of goodies, including the brand-new catalog and three new stamp sets!

convention bag and goodies by you.

 

Then I spent almost three hours in line to get into Memento Mall.  This is wear Stampin’ Up! sells souvenier type stuff.  I bought a super cute new shirt with trimming from the new Windsor Knot designer series papers, a CD-rom with samples from convention classes, charms, cute chapsticks in our new Designer Series prints, and other fun things.

memento mall goodies by you.

Next, I went to lunch with Robin and Dallas.  I really liked the Coca-Cola pork loin sandwich I had for dinner Tuesday night, so I recommended we go back to the Nauvoo Cafe for lunch.  I’m talking real sandwiches.  With real homemade bread and they carve the meat for your sandwich right in front of you.  Yum!

After lunch, the others went on the tour of the Stampin’ Up’ canvas in Riverton.  I enjoyed wandering through Temple Square and got some pics of the temple, the other beautiful buildings, and the surrounding gardens.  Then, I saw the LDS conference center through the trees and decided to go take a tour.  The architecture and artwork are amazing!

      

Last night, I went to  the SCS dinner and swap.  There were 400 of us there!  Despite the air conditioning being out, and having trouble with our server, I had a good time.  And I got some fabulous swaps to show you at my New Catalog Mystery Hostess party Aug 9th!

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Online Ordering Coming Soon!!!

July 22, 2008 at 11:30 am | Posted in Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

I won’t have all the details until tomorrow, but I just couldn’t wait to post this!

Shelli Gardner (Stampin’ Up!’s beloved co-founder & CEO) just announced this morning that you (our wonderful customers) will soon be able to place your orders online!  Yahoo!

Like I said, I don’t have all the info yet, but this should make it that much easier for you to place orders- anytime, anywhere!  Once its up and running, you’ll have the option to place orders through my Demonstrator Website.  Of course, I’ll still be here to receive your orders by phone or email.  You’ll just have an additional, super convenient option.

Let me know what you think!

Retiring Accessories List & Sale

July 21, 2008 at 9:28 pm | Posted in Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

First, let me apologize for neglecting my blog lately.  It isn’t that I haven’t been stamping.  It’s more that I’ve been too busy stamping.  🙂  So what’s been keeping me so busy the last few weeks?  First, I was creating projects to submit for the California State Fair competitions.  I delivered my entries (4 cards and 2 12×12 2-page scrapbook pages) nine days ago.  Then, I made the invitations to my daughter’s 5th birthday party (her birthday is this Friday).  Next, I was working on my Convention swaps (I’m still working on those, lol).  I leave for the Stampin’ Up! Convention in 8 days!  I’ll share all these projects with you in due time.  🙂  I can’t promise that I’ll be posting regulary yet because I’m still horribly and wonderfully busy.

Now, on to the retiring accessories! My biggest surprise was that all the Designer Series Papers & all the Simply Scrappin’ Kits are retiring! 

These products are available while supplies last, or through August 10th (but please contact me with any orders by Aug 5th at the latest!).  Once the supply is gone, I will no longer be able to place an order for the product.  Some items have already run out.

To add to the fun, certain retiring accessories are 25% off (while supplies last).  These products have an asterisk (*).  I’ll post a second list of only the discounted accessories with the sale prices after the first list.

Here’s something interesting that Stampin’ Up! posted with the retiring accessories list: “With most catalogs, some accessories are completely discontinued while others are redesigned or reconfigured for the new catalog. Sometimes popular items are “discontinued” in their current packaging or style to come back with improved packaging or added product features. This year, no accessories are being reconfigured.”  Hmm…

Item Number Page #
Product Description
Availability
109200
177 Accents & Elements Build A Flower
 
110718
177 Accents & Elements Lucky Star
 
110719 177 Accents & Elements Messenger  
103158
184 Acrylic Graph & Grid
 
108638
163  Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color
 
108642
163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou
 
108643 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava  
108637 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color  
108640 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock   
108639  163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky   
108641  163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi   
108644  163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate   
103975  166 Card Stock Brushed Copper    
108694  163 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color    
107312  167 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White   
107292  167 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White   
109116  167 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes   
109118  167 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes   
109117  167 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*   
110729  167 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes   
109119  167 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes   
109018  163 Classic Stampin’ Ink Blue Bayou   
109019  163 Classic Stampin’ Ink Groovy Guava  
109017  163 Classic Stampin’ Ink Purely Pomegranate  
109016  163 Classic Stampin’ Ink River Rock  
109015  163 Classic Stampin’ Ink Soft Sky  
109020  163 Classic Stampin’ Ink Wild Wasabi Not Available 
109013  163 Classic Stampin’ Pad Blue Bayou  
109012  163 Classic Stampin’ Pad Groovy Guava  
109011 163 Classic Stampin’ Pad Purely Pomegranate  
109010  163 Classic Stampin’ Pad River Rock   
109009  163 Classic Stampin’ Pad Soft Sky  
109014  163 Classic Stampin’ Pad Wild Wasabi   
110751  171 Designer Series Paper Azure*   
110696  169 Designer Series Paper Bali Breeze   
110749  169 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss  
109154  169 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie  
110699  168 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*  
109160  170 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers  
109159  169 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*   
110697  169 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom  
110479  168 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*  
109151 170 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin  
110748  170 Designer Series Paper Notebook*  
110750  171 Designer Series Paper Olive Press  
109153  170 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*  
109175  171 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*  
109177  171 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke  
109173  171 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou  
109174  171 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue  
109178  171 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery  
109169  171 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*  
109168  171 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*   
109171  171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac   
109172  171 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard  
109176  171 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive  
109170  171  Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie  
109164  171 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*  
109167  171 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red   
109166  171 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron  
109165  171 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky  
109163  171 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise  
110698  168 Designer Series Paper Spring Break  
110273  169 Designer Series Paper Spring Fling*  
110271  170 Designer Series Paper Spring Silhouettes  
110272  170 Designer Series Paper Western Sky  
107299  167 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium  
105320  189 Eyelets Basic   
100375  189 Eyelets Bold Brights   
100381  189 Eyelets Earth Elements   
107233  189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I   
107234  189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II   
105316  189 Eyelets Rich Regals   
100378  189  Eyelets Soft Subtles   
105515  188 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter  Not Available 
105531  188 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass   
105532  188 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper   
101120  183 Metallic Art Pencils   
107307  179 On Board Accents   
109181  178 On Board Blossoms & Basic   
109179  178 On Board Ginormous Pieces   
107306  179 On Board Simon Lower   
102678  166 Mulberry Paper White   
109227  181 Punch Box Three For You   
102686 180 Punch Handheld Rectangle   
100271  183 Pure Color Pencils   
109060  191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou   Not Available
109063  191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava  
109061  191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate  Not Available
109062  191 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*  
109059  191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky  
109058  191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi  
109189  190 Ribbon Originals Beachfront*   
109187  190 Ribbon Originals District*  
109188  190 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale  
109185  190 Ribbon Originals Jersey*  
109184  190 Ribbon Originals Sherbert  
109186  190  Ribbon Originals Theater   
110716  191 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*   
110281  182 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*   
110284  182 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*  
110285  182 Rub-Ons Urban West*   
110557  174 Simply Scrappin’ Boho Blend   
109610  174 Simply Scrappin’ Confetti  
110572  172 Simply Scrappin’ Crew Kids Boy  
110567  173 Simply Scrappin’ Crew Kids Girl  
109597  175 Simply Scrappin’ Home Again  
110562  174 Simply Scrappin’ Rose Cottage  
109648  173 Simply Scrappin’ Special Delivery Boy  
109627  173 Simply Scrappin’ Special Delivery Girl  
110587  175 Simply Scrappin’ Summer Days  
110577  175 Simply Scrappin’ Tie The Knot  
111184  15 Simply Sent Friendly Notes  
109228  16 Simply Sent Simple Delights Not Available 
109229  16 Simply Sent Three Thoughts Not Available
106662 197 Stampin’Around Wheel Daisy Field  
107561 197 Stampin’Around Wheel Garden Annuals  
109681 197 Stampin’Around Wheel Good Dog  
109678 197 Stampin’Around Wheel Kisses  
107482 197 Stampin’Around Wheel Lily Pad  
109680 197 Stampin’Around Wheel Meow  
109677 197 Stampin’Around Wheel Mistletoe  
106610 196 Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel Basics Outline  
107467 196 Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel Birthday  
109571 196 Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby  
109570 196 Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends  
109569 196 Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party  
108423 196 Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte  
107468 196 Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel Nature Hike  
108980 196 Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel Petals  
107464 196 Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel Rough Texture  
111261 196  Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel Spunky Spots  
109554 193 Stampin’ Color Index Labels   
106694  194 Stampin’ Kids Markers   
101399  185 Stipple Brushes   
102673 183 Zig Painty   

 

Here are the accessories that are retiring and are also 25% off, with the sale prices:

Item #

Pg. #

Description 

Regular Price 

25% Off Price

109117 

167

Pocket Notes assortment  

$9.95

$7.46

110479 

168

Jersey Shore Designer Series paper  

$9.95

$7.46

110699 

168

East Coast Prep Designer Series paper 

$9.95

$7.46

109159 

169

Flowers For You  Designer Series paper  

$9.95

$7.46

110273 

169

Spring Fling Designer Series paper

$9.95

$7.46

110748 

170

Notebook Designer Series paper 

$9.95

$7.46

109153 

170

Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper

$9.95

$7.46

110751 

171

Azure Designer Series paper 

$9.95

$7.46

109164 

171

River Rock Prints Designer Series paper 

$9.95

$7.46

109175 

171

Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series paper 

$9.95

$7.46

109168 

171

Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series paper 

$9.95

$7.46

109169 

171

Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper 

$9.95

$7.46

110284 

182

Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons

$10.95 

$8.21

110285 

182

Urban West Rub-Ons  

$10.95 

$8.21

110281 

182

Cherished Memories Rub-Ons  

$10.95 

$8.21

109185 

190

Jersey Ribbon Originals 

$12.95 

$9.71

109187 

190

District Ribbon Originals 

$12.95 

$9.71

109189 

190

Beachfront Ribbon Originals  

$12.95 

$9.71

110716 

191

Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon 

$7.95 

$5.96

109062 

191

River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon 

$8.95 

$6.71

Click here to download a pdf file of the products on sale.

Happy 4th!

July 4, 2008 at 4:08 pm | Posted in Accessories- Punches, Projects, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Wheel- Classic Stars Jumbo | Leave a comment

I love Independence Day and all that it means.  Pancake breakfasts, parades, hot dogs, fireworks- and most of all, celebrating the best country on earth!

Supplies

Stamps: Wonderful Words & Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Night of Navy Classic Ink & VersaMark
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Night of Navy & Whisper White Card Stock
Accessories: 1 1/4″, 1 3/8″ & Scallop Circle Punches, Star Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Night of Navy 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon & Dimensionals

 

I made this card for a class I did for the ladies at my church.  Since the class was the week before Father’s Day, I also had them make the card below.  Its exactly the same, except the colors & the saying.  See how easy it is to alter a card to fit your needs?

  

Supplies

Stamps: Well Worn Alphabet & Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Night of Navy Classic Ink & VersaMark
Paper: Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy & Very Vanilla Card Stock
Accessories: 1 1/4″, 1 3/8″ & Scallop Circle Punches, Star Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Night of Navy 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon & Dimensionals

 

25% Off Hodgepodge Hardware!

July 2, 2008 at 10:35 am | Posted in Specials, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

Our Hodgepodge Hardware kits are an amazing value—each kit contains over 230 pieces of hardware! It includes an assortment of shaped clips, label holders, ribbon charms, buckles, fasteners, and photo anchors. It also contains 100 matching brads for attaching the embellishments to your projects or to use alone. It’s available in your choice of three beautiful finishes. Create memorable gifts, cards, scrapbook pages, and handmade books with these must-have accents!

And right now, the value is even better!!

Until August 10th (or until supplies last), you can get our Hodgepodge Hardware at 25% off!

Stampin’ Up! has announced that these kits will be be discountinued at the end of this catalog.  So, this special only lasts while we still have supply.  (Don’t worry, I can’t imagine Stampin’ Up! not carrying a similar product in the new catalog.  Maybe we’ll see different finishes, or styles.  But this is a great price to get the current Hodgepodge while we still can!)
 

Features & Benefits

  •   – Each kit contains approximately 138 pieces of hardware, plus 100 matching brads
  •   – 3 assortments available: Pewter, Antique Brass, and Aged Copper
  • –    – Use to embellish cards, gifts, scrapbook pages, and handmade books

   

 

Item #

Item Description

Regular

Price

Limited Time

25% off

Discount

105532

Aged Copper

Hodgepodge Hardware

$27.95

$20.96

105531

Antique Brass

Hodgepodge Hardware

$27.95

$20.96

105515

Pewter

Hodgepodge Hardware

$27.95

$20.96

Introducing our New Product Line… Decor Elements!

July 1, 2008 at 11:42 am | Posted in New Products, Stampin' Up! | 1 Comment

 

Stampin’ Up! is all about creativity- in all forms!  We’ve been using stamps, chipboard, and other accessories to decorate our homes for a while now.  With Decor Elements, we now have a new way to decorate easily and affordably- with images that match the stamp sets we love!

I can just see it!  A framed piece of stamped art (like a name frame or a framed scrapbook page) on a table or dresser with coordinating images echoed on the wall behind it.  Or stamped curtains beside a dresser with the matching larger images.  We’ll be able to go a step farther with our creative home design.

The Decor Elements are vinyl art (they are basically huge vinyl rub-ons) and are great to use on walls, furniture, mirrors, glass, chipboard, cardstock & lots more! Plus, they are easy to remove when you’re ready for a new look.

And the best part is…  they are available to order NOW!

Click on the above image to learn more about Decor Elements, download the product brochure & watch an intructional video on how to apply the vinyl images.

I love it! And this is just Phase 1!  I’ll be learning about Phase 2 at the Stampin’ Up! Convention at the beginning of August.  Can’t wait to see more!

(I’ll demonstrate how to apply Decor Elements at my Mystery Hostess New Catalog party on August 9th!)

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