Friday, April 20, 2018

Last Chance Countdown post #1: 9 Christmas Stamp Sets

I know it's April, but come fall, when you see the perfect Christmas card online to make and you go to order the stamp set or bundle, and it's gone.......That would be sadder than Whooville on Christmas morning!  These sets retiring at the end of May (stamp sets are only guaranteed until 5/25), all other accessories are while supplies last.  Don't forget the *matching framelits and **Matching punches are available while supplies last

Don't forget the papermadeprettier exclusive customer Special
Order with Hostess Code WNUMYFG9 by 4/31 and get 5 free handmade cards and a package of doilies!

Who can resist his adorable house? And don't forget the other holidays!:

Sweet Home with * Matching framelits

If there was one sentiment set I always reached for, it was this!:

Oh, What Fun

I love that this set had a matching punch because let's face it, who has time to Big Shot at Christmas?:

Flurry of Wishes with**Matching punch

I love the font on this set! :

Peace this Christmas

I can't count how many reindeer I cut out with this set of framelits:

Santa's Sleigh with *Matching Framelits

A Christmas Classic:

Father Christmas

A versatile set for Christmas and weddings:

Seasonal Bells**Matching Punch

Not much cuter than this stocking with matching framelit:

Hang Your Stocking with *Matching Framelits

These sentiments just seemed to fit anywhere I put them:

Merry Mistletoe

Don't forget the papermadeprettier exclusive customer Special
Order with Hostess Code WNUMYFG9 by 4/31 and get 5 free handmade cards and a package of doilies!

Images copyright Stampin' Up 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Last Chance: Unicorn Sanitizer team gifts = a Magical Day

My head popped off when I saw these hand sanitizers at Bath and Body Works. It's like they got together with Stampin' Up! These cuties were created for my team gifts at OnStage in Fort Worth, Texas. The Magical Day stamp set is on the LAST CHANCE LIST of retiring products. (in addition to everything in the suite of products.) If you've been putting off getting it, wait no longer! It's a must- have for your stamp collection. I am also loving this 1 3/8" new scalloped circle punch. It pairs perfectly with the 1 1/4" circle punch.

Magical Day Stamp Set (don't forget the coordinating framelits - it's all retiring!)

Speaking of team gifts, I'd love to share them with you!  I wanted something to help our team stand apart as unique, and since we were celebrating our 30th anniversary with festive wear, a bright lanyard was perfect! I personalized it with the Picture Perfect Birthday set and added some gussied up goodies to the bag with labels from the stamp set. 

Here's my fab team member Elizabeth Mayfield-Hart of Spread Joy Stamping modeling the finery. 

Happy Shopping!  Click here to order retiring products today, they are while supplies last!  

Monday, April 9, 2018

Retiring List is HERE! Get it while you can....


You know that time you needed that stamp set and it was retired and you kicked yourself for not ordering it? Don't repeat that moment.  Take heed of the retiring list and act NOW to get what you want. 

Happy Shopping!  Click here to order retiring products today, they are while supplies last!  

You may notice lots of colors are retiring, but LOTS of old ones are returning and there are new ones! I haven't slept well since I saw them, I'm just too excited! 

Papermadeprettier exclusive customer Special
Order with Hostess Code  "WNUMYFG9" by 4/31 and get 5 free handmade cards and a package of doilies!

The new catalog will be available for you to order June 1st. Demonstrators can start ordering in May! What to see what's returning and can't stand to wait until May? Demonstrators get to see the FULL CATALOG today! Click here to join my Pretties Team of stampers AND get $125 for $99 with no shipping. And yes,  you can get new catalog items starting in May and maybe something in April......... 

OnStage Fort Worth Recap: Day 1

What's better than a road trip? A road trip with 12 of your closest stampin' friends with a pre-party!  We just returned from On Stage Fort Worth where we saw the new Annual Catalog, stamped, ate, laughed, learned and won lots of prizes. These trips every 6 months are the highlight of our Stampin' Up businesses.  

To start it off, Erica Cerwin from Pink Buckaroo Designs and I prepared a Stampin' Soiree event for 70 stampers. We love stamping with friends, so we expanded our event to include business training and 4 guest presenters with 4 display stampers. 
Erica and I work so well together and compliment each other. I am so grateful for such a giving, talented, friend!  I won't spoil her surprise, but watch her blog this week for the FAB gift she gave me. I adore the gift, but the packaging left me speechless.  She is truly the most talented designer I know and a great friend. 


so.many.prizes and our make and take area

Erica and I work our business hard and have learned so much from each other, today was no exception! 

Erica talked about Marketing

I talked about Recruiting 

We had 4 amazing guest presenters: 

Patience Holt is on my Pretties team and talked about Waterfront. I am so proud of her. She created so many pretty cards with the set! Find out more at Patience's Blog Here

Allison Gillaspy is also my fab team member talked about Picture Perfect Birthday Suite and helped us learn a new technique: The window card

Sarah Flemming talked about Brusho and she can make any color on the spectrum with her magical ways! See more from Sarah here

Anne Marie Hile showed more Truly Tailored projects, they were so adorable. She will on her blog soon, I imagine.  Check our her blog here

In addition, we had amazing displays:

Cindy Griffin wowed us with flowers and birds, see her blog here

Elizabeth Mayfield-Hart created a party for our eyes, see her blog here

Erica's ladies Gloria and Robin made a very creative and delightful fairy garden

Many of my team attended and the others were helping my downline Elizabeth Mayfield-Hart with her On Stage presentation (WOW!). Here's what's even more amazing....they came just to help me clean up and get ready for Centre Stage that night.  They are truly amazing ladies and I appreciate them each and every one.  I love my Pretties Team and our forever friends we have made. 

Everyone seemed to have a great time. They were all smiles.

Erica and I are like peanut butter and jelly, we just go together perfectly. We met through Stampin' Up and this is our third event that we have hosted prior to On Stage. They just keep getting better and better. I don't think it will be our last!  Stay tuned for more On Stage Shenanigans with the Pretties Team. 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Stamping 101, which black ink pad?

This is a question I get a lot, so I'll demystify it today!  There are two ink black ink pads that we sell:

Basic Black Archival Ink Pad 
I like to think of the Black Archival ink as the "Sharpie" of ink pads. It stamps crisp, full, bold and clean black images in jet-black fashion. You can stamp on many surfaces including photos with the permanent black ink. It is permanent, fast drying and acid free.  Bonus, it also comes in an Archival Grey color!

Coloring companions: Watercolor pencils, water based Stampin' Up makers (won't smear!)

Don'ts: Don't use it with alcohol markers

Tips: it will stain your photopolymer stamps (this won't damage them and they are easier to find when you drop them!)

Memento Ink Pad
This is a fast drying, dye based ink that is perfect to use with alcohol markers and blender pens. These will not stain the photopolymer stamps as much

Coloring companions: Stampin' Blends alcohol markers

Dont's: Don't use with the watercolor pencils or when you want a crisp, clean black image (it's a less bold black)

Neither of these ink pads are very expensive and they WILL serve you in different areas.
DO purchase the refill with the ink pads. These ink pads are alcohol based and they evaporate very fast. You don't want to be halfway through an epic project and run out of ink!

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