Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Grinch Stole the Occasions Catalogs?

The 2019 Occasions Catalogs are missing!  I have to think they were stolen by the Grinch because I paid Stampin' Up to mail them and they said they were shipped, but they seem to be missing.  That grinch can be SO naughty!

If you purchased more than $150 from me in product over the last year, then I paid to have a catalog sent to you.  I will be in touch with Stampin' Up next week to see what they can do about the missing catalogs.  If you have not received your catalog before Friday, January 11th (my birthday!) please send me an email so I can get you a replacement.  Meanwhile, I have a link for you to the digital version of the catalog.

See the Catalog Now!

PS - If you are one of my casual customers or want to be a customer, I'm happy to send you a catalog if you just pay the shipping costs.  Let me know if you're in that group & I'll send you a Paypal invoice.  Catalogs shipped from my home will be mailed on January 11, 2019.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas & a happy New Year!  

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Clearance Rack Restocked!

Just when you thought all the holiday deals were over, Stampin' Up restocked the Clearance Rack!  There are quite a few packages of retired cardstock and inks (in great colors like Wisteria Wonder & Always Artichoke.)  There are also many DSP packages that retired from last year's Occasions Catalog.  Some of my favorites, however, are:

Picture Perfect Party Stampin' Spots - set of 4 = $3.60

Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends - light or dark = $1.80

Naturals White Cardstock (seriously awesome paper!) = $3.20

Keep in mind that there are still some items discounted from the current Holiday Catalog, as well as just a list of items that will retire at the end of the month.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Year End Closeout

It's always sad to see great items retire, but it always has to happen to make room for new goodies.  If there were items on your wish list in the Holiday catalog, now is the time to get them.  The catalog is on a "while supplies last" basis.  Some items have sold out, but most are still available for purchase.  Some are even on sale!

Here is a link to the items.  If you prefer, you can just click the "shop now" button and view the "year-end closeout" items there.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Six Days. Three Sales. One Spectacular Promotion!

For savvy shoppers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true.  Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too!  Hope that you are ready to save big, because Stampin’ Up! is throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals.  Get ready for Online Extravaganza!


Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, Stampin’ Up! will be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off!  Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.).  When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over.  By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale!
November 23–24
  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape
Ordering Deadline for the Paper & Embellishments Sale:  November 24, 11:50 PM (MT)
November 25–26
  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits
Ordering Deadline for the Stamps & Kits Sale:  November 26, 11:50 PM (MT)
November 27–28
  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases
Ordering Deadline for the Tools & Ink Sale: November 28, 11:50 PM (MT)
WOW!!!  That’s 10% off almost everything in the Annual Catalog!!!!
If you would like to see the full selection of discounted items during each 48-hour sale, please visit my online store during the sale time frames!  Each sale will be given its own category, which will contain all available discounted items for that particular 48-hour sale.  After that, the only thing left to do is shop!
Additional Information:
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
    • Includes customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • Promotion includes items from the 2018–2019 annual catalog only.
  • While discounts will be available for most items, some exclusions apply. These non-discounted items include—but are not limited to—the following products:
    • Host stamp sets
    • Paper Pumpkin (prepaids, monthly subscriptions, past kits/refills)
    • Big Shot
    • Stamparatus
  • Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.
  • Item quantities are limited.
    • Depending on inventory levels, discounted pricing may or may not be available for items featured in the promotion throughout the entirety of each 48-hour sale.
    • Discounted items may be turned off if their supply reaches a predetermined threshold.
    • If an item is turned off during a 48-hour sale, it will be made available again at its regular price within 36 hours of its 48-hour sale ending.
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available only during each allotted 48-hour sales period. (E.g., discounted cardstock will available only during Paper & Embellishments sale; discounted ink pads will be available only during Tools & Ink sale.) No exceptions.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Snowflakes are in the forecast!

Perhaps where you live it's already snowing, but here in Oregon we're just now cooling off a little and seeing some rain.  I don't think we'll be seeing snow for some time.  The snowflakes I'm referring to are of the crafting type.  Starting November 1st (for one month only or while supplies last) a new suite of products featuring snowflakes will be available to order.  These would be great for Christmas cards, but also for all your winter crafting. 

Here are some card samples to give you an idea of what you can do with these new products.

I'll be heading to the Stampin' Up convention soon.  And, of course, while I'm in the Sunshine state, I will be spending time with my family.  Shipping rebates and thank you cards will be delayed while I'm away.  I will be mailing those on Monday, November 19th.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  :)  

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Sad Times

If you've attended any of my local classes, you have probably met my friend, Margaret Henderson. This weekend her 16 year old son, Nolan, died during a Boy Scout hiking trip.  My heart is breaking.  :(   Certainly, especially if you met Margaret, you are welcome to attend the service or send a sympathy card to the family.  Cards can be sent to the Henderson Family at their business, Peoria Road Farm Market, 33269 Peoria Road SW, Corvallis, OR  97333

Nolan's service will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd, at 3PM at Life Community Church, 4900 Hwy 99, Corvallis, Oregon.   

Sunday, September 30, 2018

World Cardmaking Celebration

A sale is a great way to start out a month, isn't it?  :)  This sale is full of things you need for card making.  You *should* be able to click on the banner to get the list.  You'll see that things like Dimensionals are marked down to $3.50.  It's not a huge sale, but even a small sale on basic items is always appreciated.

Monday, September 17, 2018

New Clearance Items!

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack!  There are cardstocks, ribbons, inks, and dies.  My favorite item listed is the set of Stampin' Spots (item 145644.)  These are great to use when using a stamp positioner (like the Stamparatus or Misti.)  $3.60

Another favorite of mine are the Metallic Doilies (item 138392.)  I use these often because even if I'm not in the mood for gold or silver, I can flip them over and use the white side!  $1.60

Last, but not least, Stampin' Up has received a shipment of the now-retired Fast Fuse adhesive.  I love that it has a strong hold.  The Fast Fuse (item #129026) is now $6 with refills (item #129027) being only $3.50.  

So, if you're looking for deals, take a look at the Clearance Rack today.  Things sell out quickly, so be sure to look early to see if there are things you need.  :)


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Holiday Catalog Pretty Papers!

The Holiday Catalog starts TODAY!  WooHoo!  One of my favorite things is the assortment of Designer Series Papers.  Here is a video so you can see both sides of each sheet of paper.

Don't forget to redeem the coupons you earned last month.  Because what's better than getting free Stampin' stuffs?  Be sure to click the image in my earlier POST to learn how to redeem the codes.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Bonus Days Redemption

Did you order last month?  If you did, and you spent at least $50, you should have received a Bonus Days code in your email when you placed the order.  Now comes the fun part....redeeming your rewards!  If you click the image above, you can get detailed instructions on redeeming your codes.  

The Holiday catalog begins on Wednesday, August 5th.  I'm saving my codes to use on my holiday order.  It's hard to save them for a few more days, but I think I can do it.  lol  

Thanks for supporting my business during the month of August.  Your support helped me to reach a sales goal and helped you to earn discount codes for this month's shopping.  Thanks!  

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Last Week to Earn Bonus Days Coupons
This is the last week for you to earn Bonus Days coupon codes! For every $50 you spend before August 31 (before shipping and tax), you'll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30. You'll want to earn as many coupon codes as you can before it’s too late!  The coupons can be used on the new Holiday catalog items, as well as items in the Annual catalog.  It's a great deal!

Also, the "Color Your Season" products are only available through the end of this month or while supplies last.  Don't miss out on this pretty stamp set, cute dies, and a 2nd color set of watercolor pencils. 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Halloween Preview!

I'm so excited about the new Halloween items in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  Here are some of the items I've made recently.  Hopefully they will get you in the mood to do some not-so-scary crafting of your own!  

With a new Designer Series Paper pack, I have started on my scrapbooking pages.  This means once I get my photos developed, I'll be ready to put them to the page and into the album.  We always dress up to hand out treats, so we'll have some cute photos for this page.  

Next up - Treat holders!  While the kids are happy to get candy, I usually make my adult neighbors some treats in special packaging.  I have two neighbors that always dress up as characters from Harry Potter.  I hope to find some chocolate frogs to put into this little box for them.  

I also like to hand out these little cups decorated for the holiday.  These will be full of some candy and were super easy to make.  Just cover the little coffee cup with paper and add a few decorations.  See all those bats?  That's a new bat punch that will be available for purchase next month!  

Are you excited for the new Halloween items?  

But if you're not quite ready for the Holidays, here are some other cards I've made recently.  These were made from stamps in the Annual catalog.  

If you're local and still need a catalog, let me know and you can pick one up!  
Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August Promotions

First of all - Bonus Days are here.  This is the Stampin' Up version of Kohl's Cash.  For every $50 you spend in the month of August, you get $5 to redeem on products during the month of September.  Since the new Holiday catalog begins on September 5th, you're going to want to redeem those awards!  There is no limit to the amount of bonus you earn and you can combine multiple coupons on a single order.  Just keep in mind that Stampin' Up will email you a code when you place your order now.  Make sure to keep those codes handy until it's time to use them next month.  

Also happening this month is a promotion for a new suite of products (only available this month and not in future catalogs.)  I'm most excited about the new color selection of watercolor pencils.  This is set #2 and would make a nice addition to your existing set since it includes different colors.  These will be on my 1st August order!  

And last, but certainly not least, I'd like to welcome new demonstrators to the "Online Stampers" team.  Welcome to LeeAnn McConnell and Leslie Walsh who were recruited by my team member, Doris Schlager.  I'd also like to welcome Brenda Fox, who was recruited by me.  It's a great time to be a Stampin' Up Demonstrator with the the holidays just around the corner.    

Thursday, June 28, 2018

July Recruiting Promotion - Free Ink Pads!

Wow!  This is a great promotion for new Stampin' Up demonstrators.  It costs $99 to sign up as a demonstrator.  The starter kit includes $125 worth of merchandise (customized by the new demonstrator.)  That's a great deal, but then for July it gets even better.  New demonstrators also get to select a free set of ink pads from one of the color families.  That's 10 free ink pads worth $75!  I wish I could sign up again!  lol

Contact me for more details.  And, if you were a former demonstrator, it's a great time to come back to Stampin' Up to take advantage of this offer.   

Sunday, June 10, 2018

July Paper Sale!

I placed my order from the new catalog and was so excited to get new stamps, dies, embellishments, cardstock and DSP.  I recommend you get some new goodies too!  BUT, be sure to check the list below before you buy the DSP.  After my order arrived I got a note from Stampin' Up that there will be a sale on the designer paper in July!  Not all papers are included, but some of my favorites are listed.  You can watch the video above to see all the pretty papers that are available and then reference the list below to see if your favorites will be on sale next month.  And one more thing, if 4 packs of paper seems too much for your crafting style, be sure to talk to your friends.  This is a great opportunity to combine your orders to save some $$$. 

Here is the info about the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Paper Sale:

The sale runs 1-31 July, so make sure you and your customers are ready for some free paper!

146338Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper189$11.00
146284Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper189$11.00
146921Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper189$11.00
146902Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper190$11.00
146897Best Route Designer Series Paper190$11.00
146913Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper190$11.00
146331Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper190$11.00
146289Garden Impressions 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper191$11.00
146916Tropical Escape 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper191$11.00
144177Wood Textures 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper191$11.00

Saturday, June 2, 2018

I love new things!

I get tired of things.  I get tired of foods, of places, and of hobbies.  I get bored with stamp sets and inks.  This isn't a new thing for me.  It's a lifelong struggle.  As much as I hate change, somehow I need it in order to be happy.

I've been tired of crafting.  I haven't been feeling creative and I haven't had any desire to make cards or do scrapbooking.  That is until now.  I'm so excited to have a new catalog with new items.  I purchased some things and was inspired to make some projects, which is HUGE!  I've been playing with 3 stamp sets from the new catalog and I've been enjoying every moment.  

Perhaps my favorite set is the tree set called Rooted in Nature.  It reminds me of Lovely As A Tree, but also has sentiments & leaf images.  I know I'll reach for it often because of it's versatility.  I also love the designer series paper that is part of the suite.  I had to order a 2nd pack because I had used up the 1st one I purchased.  It's just that good!    

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Stampin' Up!'s New Ink Pad Case Design

I received a couple of the new ink pads and I like them much more than expected.  While they are tight, I didn't have a problem opening or closing them.  I'm hoping this new design will have fewer issues with the lid separating from the track (I always hated having to put them back together when that happened!) 

On another note, if you placed orders totaling $100 or more with me over the past year, you will receive a catalog in the mail before the end of this month.  Customers on the East Coast have already received theirs, so that means that the catalogs must be making the way West now.  If you are a local customer, please contact me and I'll let you know when you can pick up your catalog from my front porch.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Share What You Love - Available May 1st (tomorrow!)

Are you anxiously awaiting the new annual catalog.  It's coming in June, but you won't have to wait for everything.  Stampin' Up is releasing a select group of products from the Share What You Love suite starting in May.  Here is a video about the release:

And here is a flyer that shows each bundle, the items included, and the pricing:

Share What You Love Suite

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

New Clearance!

I was SO excited to see new items added to the Clearance Rack today.  There are lots of items marked down from the Holiday catalog.  Check it out if you're looking for a good deal on paper, embellishments, inks, and dies!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Surprise! It's the Retirement List! (LONG post)

I knew that the official retirement listing would be released today.  I knew I'd be sad to say goodbye to some of my favorite stamp sets.  What I wasn't expecting was to see some of my favorite colors leave too.  

Stampin’ Up! has announced a Color Re-vamp. This means several colors are retiring, some new colors are debuting and some colors are coming back out of retirement.
You may notice on the retired list that all the ink pads and re-inkers are on the list.  Don't worry!  The ink pad case is being re-designed, so for now, these are the colors you need to concentrate on.  These are the ones that are now available only while supplies last.
The thirteen retiring colors are:
  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder
The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:
  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum
*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will be back as a regular color offering (in the Brights collection) on June 1st.  
Additionally, the Archival Basic Black and Archival Basic Grey inks are retiring.
And now the BIG list!