Monday, December 28, 2009

Dormant List Stamp sets are retiring

Out of sight, out of mind. That has been the case for the dormant list sets. These are the sets that have been available for purchase, but weren't in the big Idea Book because of space issues.

The sets on the list will not be available after Jan. 4th.

This wonderful card created by Frances Heinle was featured on the SU! demo website Stamper's Showcase. It features two sets that are retiring Jan. 4: Backwoods and Hit the Road.

The dormant sets:
Item Number Stamp Set

113407 Back Woods
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
113200 Branch Out
114496 Celebrations
113732 Central Park
113206 Classic Sketches
113226 Classy & Fabulous
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
113405 Font of You
113216 For the Bride
114494 Forever
109425 Friend by Definition
114488 Fun Flowers
113716 Garden Greetings
114490 Glad Friends
111580 Grand Soiree
113242 Hit the Road
113710 Lexicon of Leaves
113236 Man's Best Friend
114423 Ocean Commotion
113728 Playful Petals
109276 Polka Dot
111544 Putt Putt
113240 Quilt Quips
113754 Really Retro
113403 Sip by Sip
113726 Sweet Stems
113250 That's Funny
113688 Wonderful Watercolors
114028 Para la novia
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas

I'm offering 15% off any of these sets through Jan. 4. If you order online through my SU! website , I will send you a refund of the difference because the website doesn's recognize my specials.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hostess Appreciation Dinner Invites

Here are the invitations I sent to this year's hostesses for the Appreciation Dinner.

The bleached Upsy Daisy were stamped a while ago and were in my stash of things to use. So I used those up. I tried to design all my invites using scraps from my bins. I was able to make up all the invites using scraps and parts from other card designs to make up all the invites except the card bases. Love that. My scrapbins are still really full. Time to send some punched wishes through SCS Wish List.

Each card was spritzed with the Platinum Shimmer mist (fill a 2oz bottle of 70% alcohol and add a few drops of the Shimmer ink. Shake and spritz. Let dry. Awesome!

Friday was the dinner. It seemed to be Date night for most of my hostesses, but I had a good turn out. Thankfully they were very understanding---I was not feeling very stampy this past week; Mitch was out of town and I still had to cut everything while the ladies were here. They ate too quickly!

I'll post those pictures later.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Heart-shaped Treat Cups!

Heart Treat Cups (#120435) and the coordinating Sweetheart stamp set (#120415) will be available for purchase by demonstrators and customers on January 5, 2010.

While this is not a limited-time offer, we are not certain how long the initial inventory (earmarked for Valentine's Day) will remain in stock. It is possible that the Heart Treat Cups may be backordered for a short time prior to Valentine's Day.

The coordinating Sweet Treat Padded Envelopes (#116802) and the Full Heart punch (#113693) are available for purchase now.

Stampin' Up! is going clear!

Over the past few years, there has been enormous demand from demonstrators and customers alike for a line of repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps. Well, you asked for it, and now you have it! Starting with stamps in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and the 2010 Sale-A-Bration Brochure, Stampin' Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount option.

Our new clear-mount rubber stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps.

Clear-Mount Rubber Stamp Features

Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist.
Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

november's Customer Appreciation Winners

November's Customer Appreciation winner is Alesa. She will receive the current Level 1 stamp set "Pattern Pines".

Cindy T. is the winner of the bonus November Customer appreciation stamp set. Each person who placed an order this month of more than $50.00 was entered into this special drawing. I'm so thankful to be able to offer this wonderful stamp set. Normally, you would have to host a workshop with sales of $300.00 or more to be able to get this set.
Thanks everyone for a great month!