Friday, January 29, 2010

I'm Back...

Oh boy, what a holiday!! Yes, it's been over a month since I have posted... but we have been having so much fun! Skiing, Sledding, Snowboarding, Schooling, Swimming in Sulphur Springs... hmmmm, there's a pattern here... so why on earth hasn't there been any Stamping going on?!

Well, I have made a couple of birthday cards for my nieces, and I will show those to you in my next post. In the meantime, I need to catch you up on a few things!

First of all, the new Occasions Mini Catalog is in full swing! If you haven't received your copy, please let me know and I can get one out to you. Stampin' Up! just keeps outdoing themselves... this time, we get CLEAR STAMPS! Yippee!! I have had the opportunity to play with these, and I am hooked. All of my stamps from now on will be clear! Stampin' Up! really did this right... they wanted to be sure their clear stamps would provide the same quality images as the wood blocks, so they used the same foam backed rubber and designed it to stick to clear acrylic blocks! I promise you, the quality has not been sacrificed one bit! As an added option, you can afix a label to the BACK of your rubber stamp so it will show through the acrylic block. And storage... Oh, the storage is a dream!! The boxes are the same size as your typical DVD boxes! And as if that weren't enough reason to entice you to give them a try... how about this? They're CHEAPER than the wood mount! Of course, the wood mount stamps are not going anywhere... you just have a new choice from now on. If you haven't tried our clear stamp sets yet, give me a holler and I can help you pick one out with the appropriate clear blocks. Simply telling you about it can't do it justice...

I also need to let you know that we are smack dab in the middle of Stampin' Up!'s biggest annual promotion - Sale-a-Bration! This is the time of year when you get LOTS of freebies! For every $50 you spend, you get to choose a FREE stamp set! They've made it even better this year, because in addition to the new Sale-a-Bration stamp sets, they've also added a list of over 75 stamp sets from the main catalog of which you can pick and choose as your freebies! To view this list, click on the flyer at left and proceed to page 11. It is also a great time to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, as you can enjoy a 15% discount on the starter kit and also receive an extra FREE set of your choice (valued up to $47.95) from the Idea Book & Catalog!

Moving right along, Stampin' Up! is doing their part to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. For every I {heart} Hearts stamp set they sell through the month of February (either wood OR clear), they will donate $2.00 toward relief efforts. This stamp set is adorable, and perfect for this time of year... and weddings, and anniversaries... so it's good all year round! Click on the flyer at left for more information.

Lastly - and I'm a little late in letting you know about this one, so hurry if you're interested because they are available only while supplies last - for a limited time, you can enjoy these Heart Shape Treat Cups! They coordinate perfectly with the new Sweetheart stamp set (click on the flyer at left to view full size) and the Full Heart Punch. Grab some padded envelopes (require extra postage) and send these out to your dearest Valentines! Look at the darling cards you can make:

Before I forget, I also have one more Ribbon Share available as well as two Accessory Shares. If you are interested, view this post for the details and contact me for payment information.

Okay, I think that's enough news for today... That's what I get for waiting a whole month to post! I hope you all had a tremendous holiday, are looking forward to a great football game next week, and have a chance to check out all of these great deals! Let me know if you have any questions at all.