Friday, December 1, 2017

Holiday Retiring Items Available While Supplies Last



Today the retiring holiday items were announced.  A few have discounted prices, which is good if they were on your wish list.  Here is the link to the list.  These items are now available on a "While Supplies Last" basis.  If you have your heart set on something, be sure to order it before it's gone.  Please note that some items have *** next to them indicating that they will be carried over, but will no longer be available at a bundle price.  That means you can wait to buy them, but that if you wanted both the stamp set & the dies that you'll pay 10% more. 

Retiring List with Discounted Pricing on Some Items

Another note -
I came down with a virus last month and couldn't fly, so I postponed my trip.  The good news is that now I'm feeling SO much better & I'm ready to go.  Shipping rebates for orders placed while I'm away will be delayed and will be mailed on Tuesday, December 19th.  Meanwhile, the new Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-Bration catalogs should appear in your mailbox this month.  If you are one of my customers and do not receive your catalogs in the mail, please contact me at svzhong@gmail.com so I can check the status of the shipment.  Thank You & Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Free Shipping on Cyber Monday!

The Online Extravaganza deals end on Sunday, so if you wanted any of those discounted items, you should buy them while they are available.  Then on Monday, Stampin' Up is offering free shipping on all orders.  I'll be honest, since I always rebate shipping for my customers on orders over $50, this isn't much of an incentive.  But if you just needed a couple of items and didn't want to have to spend the $50 to get the shipping rebated, then this would be a great deal for you.  I'm going to take advantage of it myself.  I placed an order last week, but I forgot to add an item.  I didn't want to have to spend $6.95 shipping for an item that cost $9, so I just decided to wait.  Now I don't have to!  I can order my $9 item on Monday and save the shipping cost!  Woo Hoo! 

Free shipping runs from November 27 12:00 AM to November 27 11:59 PM MT

Monday, November 13, 2017

BIG news - A brand new Stampin' tool! Reservations begin today!



****UPDATE 11/16 - The 1st reservation window sold out in 19 minutes.  Not to worry, we can try again on December 5th. ****

I am SUPER excited to share this video with you!  I have a MISTI brand stamp positioner which I love.  It has changed the way I stamp.  I am thrilled to see an improvement bought to us by Stampin' Up.  I love that there are TWO hinged plates and that you can move the plates while stamping.  So excited!



While you can't get your hands on the new tool yet, you can preorder it during a reserve period starting November 16th.  There are 3 reservation times.  When you register will depend on when the item will ship to you.  If you want to get it 1st, you'd want to reserve it before the end of November.  The Stamparatus costs $49.



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




Here are the details:

Customer Stamparatus Launch Q & A



Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?

 A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the
RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page.



Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?

A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on
the online store.



Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?

A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any
given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our
warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.



Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?

A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.



Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?

A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will
then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment
and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.



Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?

A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add
other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We
will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.



Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to
complete my order?

A: Yes.



Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?

A: You can cancel your reservation at any time.



Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog?

A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you
would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the
number of tools you can order.



Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there?

A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability
depending on demand.



Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?

A: Yes.



Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?

A: Yes.



Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?

A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.



Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?

A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as
well as Stampin’ Up! branding.
Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on
a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked
block or die or other instrument
Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a
particular activity or purpose
Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus




Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Welcome Our Newest Alcohol Markers

Today the new Stampin' Blends are available for purchase.  I only have one color so far, because I still have some of the old Blendabilities that I use, plus I have some Copic markers.  I will say that I am pleased with the new Blends because I did find them easy to use and the caps are MUCH more user friendly than the Blendabilities.  They still have a snug fit, but I had no problem opening and closing the markers.  I also like the shade range better this time around.  I'm not an artist and I find it easier to create shading while coloring when I only have 2 shades to use, instead of 3.  Here is the official video for these new markers:


There is also a new card kit, as well as a stamp set to go with the new markers.  I made some projects from this kit at a local demonstrator meeting.  I especially loved the lantern card.  Here's a video about the kit:


PS - I had to delay my trip, so shipping rebates won't be delayed after all!  (At least they won't be delayed until next month.)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

More October Sales!

I already told you about the Designer Series Paper sale that starts next month.  Now Stampin' Up has announced another sale in honor of World Cardmaking Day.  Except instead of just having a sale for a day, they are doing it for more than a week!

There are some great stamp sets included in this sale, plus a really (really) good deal on Fast Fuse adhesive.  That's good news because it was about time for me to stock up!  **10/5 UPDATE:  Fast Fuse is now sold out so will no longer be included in the sale.  :(  I'm sad because I had not ordered mine yet!  The good news is that the other items on sale are still available.**

Click here to download the sale info as a pdf.

Happy Stampin!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!




I love to use designer paper on my projects.  Don't you?  Here's a review of the new papers in the holiday catalog.  While they are available now, if you wait to buy until October you can take advantage of a paper sale on two of these patterns, plus some of the ones in the annual catalog.  The Painted Autumn paper was on my wishlist.  I just hope I can wait until October to buy it!  Meanwhile I need some more of that cat paper and since it's not included in the sale, I may get it now!  


Here are the details:

Designer Series Paper Sale Starting October 1!
Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper! By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. During October, buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!
We wanted to let you know about this sale well in advance so you’d have plenty of time to prepare. Review the list of select papers that will be included in this sale below. 

Designer Series Paper Sale Items

CATALOGITEMDESCRIPTIONPRICE
Annual (P. 189)144180Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper$13.00 USD/$17.00 CAD
Annual (P. 189)144137Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 189)144118Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188)144111Be Merry Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188)144163Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188)144155Coffee Break Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188)144185Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188)144110Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187)144168Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack$10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187)144193Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack$10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187)144177Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack$10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Holiday (P. 29)144629Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Holiday (P. 49)144613Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper$11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD

Friday, September 1, 2017

Quilted Christmas Suite by Stampin' Up!





The Holiday Catalog is now live!  WooHoo!  If you're a current customer (ie- ordered from me this year,) you should have received a catalog in the mail.  Enjoy planning your holiday projects!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

144 Days till Christmas!

I know.  You're thinking, "It's only August."  Or perhaps, "Christmas is a long way away.  It's still 100 degrees outside."  You're right, of course.  But I don't think it's ever too early to start working on your Christmas cards.  I've started on mine.  I hope to have them all finished by Thanksgiving (and I make a lot of cards.)  That will be a great feeling to be ahead of the game, for once!  I don't know if I'll be successful, but one thing is for sure, I will not regret having made some of my cards early.

The Holiday catalog will be released soon.  If you've ordered from me this year, then you'll be getting a catalog in the mail this month.  I am SO excited about some of the offerings.  I already did a pre-order and had to control myself to keep from blowing my budget.  Really great stuff is coming, but you can't order from the catalog until September 1st.  However, there is one stamp and die set that has been released early.  You can buy it now and get a head start on your holiday crafting.  Plus, if you earned a bonus coupon last month, you can apply that discount to the set.  It's called Carols of Christmas.  The clear-mount bundle is only $45.  The bundle is item number 146037 if you decide to order it now before your catalog arrives.  


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Bonus Days!

Earn in JulySpend in August

Bonus Days Are Back!! Last year was the first year that we offered this kind of promotion. It was successful so they decided to bring it back again this year. Yay!! What good news!

Shop Between:  July 1st – July 31st

For every $50 (before tax & shipping) you spend in between July 1 and July 31, you’ll get an email with a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you redeem at later date.   
  • Spend $100 and get $10 in coupons!
  • Spend $150 and get $15 in Stampin’ Rewards to use NOW and $15 in Coupons to spend LATER. I love that!!
 And even better news… there is no limit to how many coupons you can earn.  Woo Hoo!!

Redeem You Coupons: August 1st – August 31st

This is our second year doing this type of promotion.  It’s awesome!!!  It’s like Kohl’s Cash only for paper crafting.  Yay!! 
This would be a PERFECT time to stock up on the essentials – Cardstock, Envelopes, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Designer Series Paper, etc.  Check your supplies and make a list!

The Fine Print

  • Bonus Days promotion runs July 1–31, 2017
  • Redeem coupons August 1–31, 2017
  • A valid email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email so MAKE SURE your email address is correct.
  • SAVE THE EMAILS containing your Bonus Days coupon codes OR print out the coupons. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.  (Stampin Up is not giving me your code if its lost. I will have no way of finding this code for you.  Don’t lose it!!!)
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits, Demonstrator Supply Items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. 
  • By spending $50 with me, you will also earn a free shipping rebate!

UPDATE & NOTE:
The Daisy Punch is on backorder again. Extraordinarily, the demand for this punch has not died down at all; in fact, this is our highest selling punch in the last five years.
The next order of punches will arrive approximately August 1, 2017. Because of the very high cost of taking backorders and the amount of time until the next order arrives, we will be making the Daisy Punch (and all associated bundles) unorderable beginning Friday, July 7, at 8:00 AM (MT).

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

You Move Me

These are SO cool!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I love using card kits!  They make crafting easy!  :)  



Thursday, June 1, 2017

Annual Catalog Goes Live TODAY at Noon (MT)


Can you believe it's time for the new annual catalog?  There are some things I was able to purchase ahead of time and among those was this set called Colorful Season.  I love the versatility of the images and the fact the stamp has coordinating dies.  What's on your wish list from the new book?


If you have a long list, why not have a party & earn some free merchandise?  Or you can get your friends together to place one large order and split the rewards.  Orders over $350 will receive an extra $35 in hostess rewards.  That's a great way to mark items off your wish list.

Happy New Catalog & Happy Stampin'!