Monday, June 30, 2008

ACK! IT'S (almost) JULY 1ST!

Where has June gone? July is beginning to look a bit crazy between family stuff and getting ready for Convention.

Warning!!!! Here comes a serious whine: I've been called for Jury Duty here in Madison County for several dates in July and August. I was only excused for the date I'm in Salt Lake City. I guess being a SAHM with 3 kids under 7 isn't a good enough excuse for getting out of jury duty. My sister has graciously agreed to watch the kids on the days that I have to report. No matter when I get called, it's a pain. However, I have more people able to watch the kids for me during the summer than I do during the winter, so I'm counting on this to work. And I'm going to do everything I can to not be sat for a jury!

I got some exciting news the other day! My downline, Kim, will be back in Ohio for two weeks and we have set up a stamping get together! So excited to see her! I'm really looking forward to chatting with her and getting to know her a bit better. Emails are good, but aren't the same as face-to-face chats.

With tomorrow being July 1st, that means it's preview ordering time for SU! At midnight SU! time, the new catalog preview will be posted and demos will be able to order new stuff to get ready for the new catty debut! I'm stoked because I have two free sets to redeem that I've been hoarding, waiting for the preview! If there aren't any sets that I love in the preview, I have my backup sets that I've been wanting but haven't ordered from this current catty that will also be in the new one. I'm definetly getting an alphabet. I really like the Wild West Alpha, but Lovely Letters is really nice too---and a bit more versatile. It can also be used well with my Wanted and Brono Buster sets that I just LOVE!

So here's my (before I see the preview) order:
New In Color cs
2-3 ink pads for the In Colors
Double-stitch ribbon to match, at least one color
Night of Navy cs (I'm out and I seem to reach for this color for every swap I'm making!)
Silver brads (again, use these on almost every project I do!)
A new Designer Series Paper

PMS Night was this past Friday and the tech class was dry embossing. I'll post a picture when my batteries are recharged. We used the Carasol Notes from the Occassions mini.

Today is the last day to order any sets out of the Occassions mini. Today is also the last day to take advantage of 10% off any retiring stamp set special. Email or call me with your order today! Don't miss these great offers!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Group buys open now


Does your Stampin' Up! ® "Wish List" include the 48 Stampin' Write Markers with the storage case (pg. 183). Do you wonder how you can financially "swing it"?

Well, here's a way to get the full set of markers with the storage case plus cardstock in all 48 colors without hurting your monthly budget. Team up with three other stampers to form a Marker/Cardstock Club. Each of you will be the hostess each time we order (every month or every other month). We'll order the complete set of markers with the storage case plus one package of 36 sheets of assorted cardstock from each of the color families. I will also throw in ½ pack of any neutral cardstock of your choice during your hostess month. Payment will be due to me by the 15th of each month, or a date everyone has agreed upon. The cost for each of you will be $46.50 for each month. If you choose to gather outside orders or schedule a workshop when it's your turn as hostess, you can get even more free merchandise.

The hostess of the month keeps the marker case, one set of markers with matching cardstock and, because the workshop meets the $150 minimum, also receives the usual hostess gifts. The other three members each get a set of markers with matching set of cardstock. At the end of four months, each member will have a complete set of markers with the storage case; three sheets of cardstock in each of the 48 colors (144 sheets), 20 sheets of neutral cardstock, a Level 1 stamp set and at least $15 in free merchandise.
$46.50 for 4 months
(Club by Mail option: add $4.85 each month)

2007-2008 In-Color Cardstock and Double-Stitched Ribbon Share
Purely Pomagranate River Rock
Blue Bayou Soft Sky
Wild Wasabi Groovy Guava

6 Sheets of cardstock for each color and approximately 3 yards of
In-Color Double-Stitched Ribbon

$27.50 for Mail option

1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon Share
Basic Black
Whisper White
Very Vanilla
Pumpkin Pie
More Mustard
Apricot Appeal
Pretty In Pink
Real Red
Bravo Burgundy
Elegant Eggplant
Night of Navy
Tempting Turquoise
Bashful Blue
Certainly Celery
Mellow Moss
Always Artichoke

Approx. 3 yards of each color listed.

$21.00 for Mail Option

Friday, June 13, 2008

JanTink's Spring/Summer Retirement List Predictions!

Disclaimer: I am not the original author of this list. Janine Tinkleburg of Michigan is the original author and she posted this list on SCS as part of the twice-yearly retirement list comes up.

JanTink's Amazing Retirement Prediction list does not constitute in any way, shape or form, a completely accurate list of what may retire at the end of the Spring/Summer 2008 Collection. Readers who base their purchases on what JanTink predicts may be in for a nasty shock and it will be their own fault, not JanTink's fault. JanTink only does this because people DEMAND it of her now...sometimes she wishes she'd never started! So don't blame her!Frankly, this was a pain to do because of the new "it has to last a year" thing. And I had to make sure to look at the dormant list to see what might go from there. But here it is, such as it is...have a blast!

Never-Ending Joy
Give Thanks
Peace to the World
Block Party
Festive Favorites
Eat Cake
Voila Accessories
Be Happy
Scatter Sunshine Wheel
Simply Said
Kindness Wheel
Dilly Dally
Dilly-Dally Party Wheel
Dilly-Dally Baby Wheel
Dilly-Dally Friends Wheel
Dare to be Darling
Greetings Galore
Tagger’s Dozen
Perennial Favorites
Artfully Asian
Take Three
Lily Pad Wheel
Whale Wishes
Here Kitty, Kitty
Yappy Day
Meow Wheel
Good Dog Wheel
Bugs & Kisses
Ahoy Matey
Matey’s Map Wheel
A Beautiful Thing
Seasonal Whimsy
Polka Dots & Paisleys
Polka Dots & Petals
Petals Wheel
Wild Rose
Beautiful Life
Just Like You
Basics Outline Wheel
Bud Basics
Ginormous Flowers
Doodle This
Doodle Wheel
So Much
Blossoms Abound
Noble Deer
On the Fly
Touch of Nature
Background Basics
All in a Row
So Happy
Big Pieces
Sweet Shapes
Dots are Hot
Carte Postale
Leaves a la Carte
Seeing Spots
Spot On Wheel
Office Accoutrement
Totally Tabs
Stamp of Authenticity
Sweet Sampler
French Flair
Print Pattern
Flower Friend
Amazing to Zany
A to Z Accents
It’s Your Birthday
Circle of Friendship
Wonderful Words
Curvy Verses
Well-Worn Alphabet
Well-Worn Numbers
Best Friends Alphabet Upper
Best Friends Alphabet Lower
Best Friends Numbers
Rough Edges Mini Alphabet
Glad Tidings
Haunting Halloween
Jolliest Time of the Year
Keep Christmas
Outlined for Fun
Summer by the Sea
Bright Bulbs Wheel
Arachnophobia Wheel

The official SU! stamp set retirement list will be posted on Sunday, June 15th! The initial release date was July 1, but demos asked for (and received!) and earlier release date. I'm stoked because it makes it easier for me to work on Convention swaps now and not wait till July 1 to begin!

Hosting a workshop or catalog show during the catalog retirement period is always good! Once the new catalog is released in August, the sets on the retirement list will only be found on Ebay and trade forums on stamping sites.

So, how close is your prediction list to JanTink's?