Thursday, April 26, 2012

Transition time

I spent the day in my crafting space preparing for the new catalog which is coming June 1. SU has given us the lists of stamps and accessories that will be retiring. (You can click on the links at the right side of this blog to go to the lists.) I like to make the transition with my supplies once the lists are announced. It lets me see what current product I will have after the transition and it gives me time to say good-bye to some of my favorites, which can be difficult for me.

While I was "transitioning", I had to make a card. This is what I came up with for today.

I also wanted to share with you another change SU! is making. This one starts May 1.
Stampin' Up! is offering a fully customizable Starter Kit for new recruits at a new lower price of $99! To sign up go to my website at , click on Join The Fun, then click on Join Now.
If you want to purchase the Starter Kit the way it is now, you need to order it by April 30, 2012, 10:50 p.m. PDT.

Why buy the Starter Kit?

As a demonstrator, you get to be among the first to preorder new catalog items starting May 1 with the new catalog starting June 1;
You'll get to learn new stampin' tips, tricks, and ideas at our monthly demo gatherings, as well as at SU! events;
You'll save money on every purchase you make as a demonstrator.You get to order up to $125 of product in your kit. After you buy the kit, you'll get your demonstrator number and password in a couple of emails and get 30% off your first order of $150 or more. From there, you'll save at least 20% on every order you place!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need more information. I'm happy to help!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Appreciation Event

Yesterday I enjoyed an appreciation event given by my SU! Grandmother (my uplines upline.) Several of us earned this event based on sales, recruiting, promoting, etc. We were treated to a wonderful Mexican themed lunch, gifts, and several wonderful projects.  

Today, I want to share a couple of the projects with you. Thanks Terry.

 We made a fun garden stake out of gutter flashing on a copper wire stake. We cut the flashing using our Big Shot Dies. Everyone did something different. Then I embossed mine using an embossing folder. Terry had a pearl or crystal bobble for us to add (it is a bit hard to see in this picture) and we could embellish our stake with a butterfly and brad. The butterfly was also cut from the flashing. This was fun to make and also to see how each of us decorated our own and how we twisted our wire stake.

The second picture is of the "vase" we made from a tin can covered in DSP and the flowers we made to compliment the vase. These are the only kind of plants or flowers I can keep "alive" in my house.

I will share others things later this week.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Retiring Stamp Sets List

 We have all been anxiously waiting to hear which Stampin' Up! rubber stamp sets will be retiring effective May 31, 2012!  GOOD NEWS!  The Stampin' Up! Retired Stamp List is NOW available!
  • Click HERE to see the list of over 300 stamp sets that will be retiring. 
  • These stamp sets will be available for purchase THRU May 31, 2012!
  • If you plan to order your retiring favorites, be sure to check the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack for great deals on punches, albums, designer series paper and more.  Up to 60% off!   50+ new products added to clearance this past week!  Clearance rack items can ONLY be placed through an on-line order and are available while supplies last!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  The Retired Accessories/Décor Elements Lists will be released on April 25, 2012.  Retiring accessories and Stampin' Up! Décor Elements (this line is being discontinued) will only be available while supplies last.  BE SURE TO ORDER EARLY! 
PLEASE REMEMBER that the Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalog will be released June 1, 2012, a month earlier than in the past.  The good news is that with so many stamp sets retiring, the new catalog will be loaded with new products!

Friday, April 6, 2012

SAS cont.

Here is another card from my recent SAS.
 I like the combination of Pool Party and Island Indigo and the stamp set Nature Walk is one of my favorites. I think the Silver Shimmer paper adds a bit of bling to the project.