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.

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.)