Tuesday, July 29, 2008

August 17th Stamp-a-Stack

Hi Everybody

I wanted to post pictures of a few of the cards we'll be making at the New Catalog Open House/Stamp-a-Stack. We will be using brand new sets and accesories from the new catalog, including the new scallop border punch (one of my favorite new things!)

Come anytime between 1pm and 5pm for the Open House to peruse the new catalog or to buy one of your own. You can purchase it for $6, or you can get it free with a $50 order (before taxes and shipping). I will have some retired products for sale as well at discounted prices, so come and shop or just come to enjoy the food and conversation!

Anybody wanting to come for the Stamp-a-Stack can come and stamp the day away. The price is $30 for the day, or $25 if you prepay for the event. If you need any more details, please see my earlier posts on the blog or contact me for more details or with questions.

Thanks everybody!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Selling my Retired Stamp Sets

Hi Everybody,

Every six months, Stampin' Up! releases a list of stamp sets that will retire at the end of the current catalog period. That means two things to me. It means that I will no longer be able to demonstrate those stamp sets to you, and it means that there will be a whole new catalog of stamps coming that I CAN demonstrate, once I purchase them.

So, with each retirement, I try to offset some of the cost of getting new stamp sets by selling retired sets (this also ensures that I will have some room for all those new stamp sets) ;)

So, along with all the other fun events going on at my Open House Stamp-a-Stack, I will be having a sale of all the retired stamp sets I own. All of the sets will be 40% off of the catalog price.

I do take requests for specific stamp sets, so if there is one that you definitely want to purchase from me, I will hold it for you. So, here is my list of the stamp sets I have available for sale and their prices. Please only contact me about a stamp set if you are prepared to buy the set after August 10th (when the stamps will officially retire).

Thanks everybody!

Stamp Set Price after 40% off

Heavenly Peace $12.00
City of David $13.50
Stem Silhouettes (winter mini) $19.50
Tags for All (winter mini) $18.50
Weathered background $11.00
Polka Dots and Paisley $11.50
Eat Cake $15.50
It's Your Birtday $18.50
Year After Year $18.50

Monday, July 21, 2008

Retired Accessories List is Here!

Hi Everybody,

So, first off, I want to apologize because I know these lists are hard to read through. I wish I was computer literate enough to make them into some easy to read graph or something, but I don't know how to do that.

So here is a listing of the items retiring. These are available on an as supplies last basis. Already we are out of the hodgepodge hardware in the pewter finish, and the pomegranate and bayou double stitched ribbons. A few of the Simply Sent kits are sold out as well. So if there is something you really want, please let me know as soon as possible so I can get it for you. But don't worry, the stamp sets that are retiring can be ordered all the way up to August 10th. No worries that they will sell out. But stamp around wheels will sell out fast, so don't delay in ordering those!

Here is your list:

109200 Accents & Elements Build A Flower

110718 Accents & Elements Lucky Star

110719 Accents & Elements Messenger
103158 Acrylic Graph & Grid

108638 Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color

108642 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou

108643 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
108637 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
108640 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
108639 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
108641 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi
108644 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate
103975 Card Stock Brushed Copper
108694 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
107312 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
107292 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
109116 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
109118 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
109117 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*
110729 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
109119 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
109018 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou
109019 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
109017 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate
109016 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock
109015 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
109020 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi
109013 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
109012 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
109011 Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
109010 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
109009 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
109014 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
110751 Designer Series Paper Azure*
110696 Designer Series Paper Bali Breeze
110749 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
109154 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
110699 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*
109160 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
109159 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*
110697 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
110479 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*
109151 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
110748 Designer Series Paper Notebook*
110750 Designer Series Paper Olive Press
109153 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*
109175 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*
109177 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
109173 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou
109174 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
109178 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
109169 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*
109168 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*
109171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
109172 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard
109176 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
109170 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie
109164 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*
109167 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
109166 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
109165 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky
109163 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise
110698 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Break
110273 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Fling*
110271 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Silhouettes
110272 Designer Series Paper Prints Western Sky
107299 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
105320 Eyelets Basic
100375 Eyelets Bold Brights
100381 Eyelets Earth Elements
107233 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
107234 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
105316 Eyelets Rich Regals
100378 Eyelets Soft Subtles
105515 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter {Not Available}
105531 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass
105532 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper
101120 Metallic Art Pencils
107307 On Board Accents
109181 On Board Blossoms & Basic
109179 On Board Ginormous Pieces
107306 On Board Simon Lower
102678 Paper Mulberry White
109227 Punch Box Three For You
102686 Punch Handheld Rectangle
100271 Pure Color Pencils
109060 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou {Not Available}
109063 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava
109061 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate {Not Available}
109062 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
109059 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky
109058 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi
109189 Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
109187 Ribbon Originals District*
109188 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
109185 Ribbon Originals Jersey*
109184 Ribbon Originals Sherbert
109186 Ribbon Originals Theater
110716 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
110281 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*
110284 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
110285 Rub-Ons Urban West*
110557 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
109610 Simply Scrappin' Confetti
110572 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
110567 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
109597 Simply Scrappin' Home Again
110562 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
109648 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
109627 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl
110587 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
110577 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
111184 Simply Sent Friendly Notes
109228 Simply Sent Simple Delights (Not Available}
109229 Simply Sent Three Thoughts {Not Available}
106662 Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
107561 Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
109681 Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
109678 Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
107482 Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad
109680 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
109677 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe
106610 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
107467 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
109571 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
109570 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
109569 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
108423 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte
107468 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
108980 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
107464 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
111261 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
109554 Stampin' Color Index Labels
109553 Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)
106694 Stampin' Kids Markers
101399 Stipple Brushes
102673 Zig Painty

*Items are 25% off and part of our discounted retiring accessories promotion.

Also, don't forget that there will be a card making class at Bethany United Methodist Church in Richland, this Thursday the 24th. The cost is $5, we will be making two cards, and it starts at 7pm. Feel free to stay after the class and work on whatever crafts you'd like :)

Thanks everybody!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Retired Accesories List Coming Tomorrow!

Hi everybody!

Tomorrow is the big day when the retiring accessories will be listed. These items will all be available only as long as supplies last. Demonstrators will get updated lists each day as to what products are still available. Already two of the double stitched ribbons (pomegranate and blue bayou) are sold out, and the list hasn't even been released yet!

To make things even more tempting, Stampin' Up! is having another promotion. Several of the items that are retiring will be offered at 25% off! Here is a listing of those items, but make sure you get your order in quickly because these are available only as long as supplies last!

Save 25% off the following retiring accessories:

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 paper $9.95 $7.46
109168 171 Groovy Guava Prints paper $9.95 $7.46
109169 171 Close to Cocoa Prints 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 ribbon $8.95 $6.96

So these items will be retiring and are on sale (along with the Hodgepodge Hardware sets) and tomorrow will be the list of the remainder of items retiring. Please contact me if you'd like to place an order, and remember these are while supplies last, so don't delay!

Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Hodgepodge Hardware Discount!

Hey everybody!

July's special for Stampin' Up! is on our Hodgepodge Hardware. This month you can get any finish of our hardware for 25% off. That makes the hardware only $20.96 (reg. $27.95)

If you order it from me during the 10% off special I am having this weekend, you will get your hardware for $18.86!

So please contact me with your orders by July 7th so that you can save 10% (even on already discounted merchandise!) and so that you can be entered into a raffle for a level three hostess set of your choice! You'll get one entry for every $50 in merchandise ordered (before shipping and taxes)

A few new items to look forward to!

Hey everybody!

In the wee hours of the morning, Stampin' Up! gave the demonstrators a few sneak peeks of what is coming in the new Fall/Winter 2008 catalog! Some of the fun new things that will be coming our way:

- a scallop border punch
- a 1 3/4 circle punch (you guys know how crazy I am about our circle punches!)
- 6 new In Colors (kiwi kiss, pink pirouette, riding hood red, baja breeze,
tangerine tango, and pacific point)
- new stamp sets (including a sock monkey stamp set!)

And everybody will be able to try out some of these new products at my August Stamp-a-Stack and Open House coming up on Sunday, August 17th! For $30 we'll be making a variety of cards. For every $50 in merchandise ordered, you will get a raffle entry for a brand new level three hostess set of your choice. With your $50 purchase you'll also get the brand new catalog for free (a $9.95 value)! So come for the Stamp-a-Stack or just plan to stop in for a little while to peruse the new catalog. As always, anyone who can't attend will still be able to contact me with an order to get your own free catalog. Watch here for more details and for pictures of what we'll be making!

Remember, the retiring list has come out, so make sure to purchase all of your retiring stamp sets before they are gone. Along with the stamps retiring, the in color inks and papers, all the designer patterned paper sets, scrapping kits, and hodgepodge hardware will be retiring as well. So make sure you stock up on your favorite items before August 10th!

Anybody placing an order this 4th of July weekend will save 10% on their entire purchase, so make sure to contact me by Monday, July 7th with your order!

Thanks everybody!