Friday, April 20, 2018

Party Hat - Retiring Stamp Set

I had to show you the Party Hat Birthday stamp set and coordinating bundle, before it retires at the end of May.
Its such a unique set and once you see it, you'll know why. I used some fun, bright birthday colors for this card. The stamp set is a one, two or three step stamp set.  I chose to stamp all three layers of designs on the hat. Each stamp layers over the other and fills in the empty spaces. So, as you can see here- the 3 different colors that I used are actually the 3 different stamps in the set.  The melon mambo images are all on one stamp, the lemon lime twist images are all on one stamp and the pumpkin pie images are all on one stamp. So as I stamp each color, I fill in the party hat.  The dies cut out the images in the hat too. 

I used the coordinating cardstock colors of melon mambo and lemon lime twist as well as basic black and whisper white. The glimmer paper is from the Myths and Magic glimmer paper pack- which is also retiring.

I stamped the gift box in melon mambo ink on melon mambo yardstick for a cute tone on tone background.  I just love that there are so many cool framelit dies with this bundle, like the banner, hat, trim and star.  I just think its so cool how I can get so many images, in so many colors by only stamping 3 times! I'll post the photo of the stamp set below this post, so you can see the 3 stamps I used on this party hat.
One last photo.  Isn't this so cute?

Below is a list of everything I used to make this card.


Thanks so stopping in and looking around.  If you would like instructions, please let me know.

Patience Holt
patienceholt@gmail.com
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

GET YOUR NEW CATALOG!

The brand new 2018-2019 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog is coming soon!!! And it is BEAUTIFUL! Stampin’ Up! seriously out-did themselves once again with all the NEW stamps, colors, dies, accessories and everything else. All I can say is I LOVE IT!
How To Get Your Copy
Everyone who has placed at least a $50 order with me between June 2017 and April 20, 2018 will automatically be sent one and will receive it approximately mid-May. You do not need to request it! It will come automatically to you totally free as a gift from me for being a valued VIP STAMPER! I love to spoil my customers, and this is just one of the ways–FREE Catalogs!
If you are brand new to Stampin’ Up! or don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to also send you a FREE CATALOG! (or if you did not spend $50 with me last year) I simply ask that you pay the priority postage. BUT, with your catalog you will receive a $10 Coupon to use on your first order (so you are getting back your $7 postage plus more!)
All catalogs requested by April 20th will be in the first group to receive yours! JUST EMAIL ME AT patienceholt@gmail.com TO REQUEST YOUR FREE CATALOG NOW!


Information about New Catalog, Retirement List and Colors

There is so much to share about the new catalog. I am so excited.  There is a lot of information listed but I hope it helps answer any questions. 

Occasions & Annual Catalog Retiring Lists

STAMPIN UP RETIREMENT LIST – WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

April 9 – May 31, 2018 or while supplies last
We’re getting ready to retire stamps and accessories from both the annual and occasions catalogs.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps until May 25
  • Retiring Accessories are “while supplies last

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Retiring Products List – Annual Catalog

This retiring products list contains items from the 2017-2018 annual catalog.
PDF (US), EXCEL (US)

Retiring Products List – Occasions Catalog

This retiring products list contains items from the 2018 occasions catalogs.
See the list now
PDF (US), EXCEL (US )
Download the PDF for a quick reference, or use the Excel file to sort the list by product name, price, page number, discount, availability, or product type.
COLOR REVAMP
The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries. When we see changes happening, we review our color spectrum to ensure that we remain consistently on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Color Revamp!
In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colors, we decided it was time to give our color collections a makeover.
With this revamp, you’ll not only have new products and  a new variety of shades that will inspire creativity and allow you to explore more sides of your crafting.
There are still four color collections, each with ten colors. There is also a new color group called Basics.
In order to keep our color collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, we moved Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White out of the Neutrals collection. We’ve also moved a few colors into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colorful!
Some additional colors have changed collections as well—you’ll notice this as you look through the new collections below. You can refer to the old and new color charts in the 2018-2019 catalog. These changes were based on needing to maintain color balance in our updated collections. For example, Poppy Parade is now the brightest red so it is part of the Brights collection.

NEW INK PADS

As you may have noticed, we’ve improved our ink pad cases and ink formula! The redesigned case and formula turned out exactly as we hoped. With change, there are often questions, and we wanted to provide you with information and talking points to aid you in talking to your customers about these changes.

Why did we change the case? 
The case’s manufacturing mold was about to expire. We can only use a mold a limited number of times before we need to replace it, so we had to decide if we wanted to order more of the same molds or try to improve the design. We chose to improve it!
We wanted to align the updated case with the color refresh and improvements to our ink. In addition, we chose to time these changes with Stampin’ Up!’s rebranding and packaging updates. This way, when you invest in the new colors, you are also getting the new and improved ink pads at the same time! We wanted to make these updates and changes in a way that was most cost efficient for you.
What’s better about the case? 
  • Be less confusing to open. Opening the new ink pad case is now more simple and intuitive—just insert your thumb in the lip at the front of the case and lift it to open.
  • Have a tighter fit between the lid and the base. With the new design, the lid doesn’t accidentally become disconnected, which was a common problem with the old case style. With use, the lid will be easier to slide open and close.
  • Be stackable. The ability to stack the cases makes them easier to store and transport. We designed a nub in each bottom corner that fits nicely into the dimple on the top of another case. Tip: Removing the label stickers from the bottom of the case (after applying the needed labels to the case) also makes the ink pads stack a little better.
  • Include improved labels and stickers. Here are a few of the ways we’ve done that:
    • The top label now has a cleaner, bolder design and a larger color swatch, making it easier to see the ink’s color.
    • The stickers include a new In Color icon.
    • We’ve continued to provide color stickers that can be placed on the end of each case to easily identify the ink’s color at a glance.
    • We’re introducing a new color sticker you can place on the inside of the case, so you can easily distinguish the ink’s color when the case is open.
How is the ink different?
We improved our ink formula because we noticed that our old ink would sometimes bubble, especially on new pads and with lighter colors. When this happened, the ink wasn’t as even and smooth when stamped as we’d like to see it.
The improved ink formula will:
  • Reduce ink bubbles.
  • Help you get a smooth coating of ink on the stamp.
  • Help lay down the ink better.
How do I know if my Classic Ink Refill has the new and improved ink? 
Beginning with the 2018–2019 Annual Catalog, all ink refills will have the improved ink formula. Also, if you or a customer recently received an ink refill and it has the new branding label, it contains the improved ink formula.
Can I use an old ink refill on a new ink pad or a new ink refill on an old ink pad? 
Yes! You absolutely can with the exception of the Basic Gray Archival and Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ inks. Archival and Classic inks should not be mixed. All other Classic Stampin’ inks will work fine.
Where is the archival ink? 
Archival ink will no longer be part of our ink offering. Basic Gray will now be part of the Classic Stampin’ ink family. Please note that you cannot use an archival ink refill on the new Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad, as this will ruin the new ink pad. Only use Classic Stampin’ ink refills on
Classic Stampin’ pads. Your best options for black ink pads are the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad, to use with Blends and general black stamping needs, and the Jet Black StāzOn Pad, to use for watercolor and nonporous surface stamping. Both will be part of our ink offering. We are confident that both the Memento and StāzOn pads are high-quality inks that perform to our customers’ needs.

Will the updated Classic Stampin’ Pad case fit in the Color Caddy?
Yes, it will fit into the Color Caddy–just not as tightly as the previous ink pad style. If you’ve stored the updated pads in your caddy, you’ll want to be careful when rotating the caddy and not turn it too fast. Stampin' Up! is working on a new storage solution for the updated Classic Stampin’ Pad case and do not yet have a launch date.





Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Update on Clearance Rack


Clearance Rack Re-Fresh - Save while supplies Last!


The Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack was JUST re-freshed with oodles of additional products. Fabulous die sets, punches, holiday accessories, pretty paper, ribbon and more. Discounts to 60% off.  Please don’t delay.  Discounted products sell quickly and are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  
SHOP the clearance rack now by clicking here!

Color ReVamp!

 

 

Wow!  Our Colors are Evolving 

Variety?  We have it!  I love it that Stampin'Up! is on top of color trends across different markets and industries.  When they see changes happening, they review the color spectrum to ensure that we - as demonstrators can remain consistent and on top of the trends.  So. We have a Color ReVamp.

DETAILS -

There are still four color collections, each with ten colors. There is also a new color group called Basics. In order to keep the color collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, SU moved Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White out of the Neutrals collection. They have also moved a few colors into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colorful!
Some additional colors have changed collections as well—you’ll notice this as you look through the new collections below. You can refer to the old and new color charts in the 2018-2019 catalog. These changes were based on needing to maintain color balance in our updated collections. For example, Poppy Parade is now the brightest red so it is part of the Brights collection.

In Colors




There are no changes to the In Color program. Every two years SU will continue to introduce five new In Colors that will be available for the ensuing two years.  Stampin'Up! will also have previous In Colors that are returning and joining the core colors:
  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss





I am so totally excited about all these colors.  Thanks for checking out my blog today!
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Stampin' Up! Retiring Colors and Lists

Retiring list is here WHILE supplies last - the following colors will be going away....

Hello Everyone - Wow, there is so much going on with the retiring lists but I will give you the scoop.  So, if you do not want to miss a thing, make sure to read and view all the lists.
All retiring product are available while supplies last exception of stamp sets, stamps are available till May 25 then while supplies last. Don't panic on the big list some are reconfigured like ink pads, we'll have a new ink pad design but many color are retiring so check the list and all your favorite color make sure to order plenty of re-ink, card stock and such.
To view the retiring list of the Occasion catalog Click Here


To view the retiring list of the Annual Catalog  Click Here

Let me know how you feel about the color changes.  I am very excited about the NEW colors that are coming into the family here.

Love you much and see you soon.


Patience


Monday, April 9, 2018

On-Stage Fort Worth Experience


Hey everyone.  I have returned home from On Stage in Fort Worth.  It was such a fun weekend and I have so many ideas floating around in my head that I am still spinning.  

I can't share anything just yet but i can share with you pictures of the fun event that I participated in the the day before our On Stage with Stampin Up! 

Kay Cogbill of Papermadeprettier and Erica Cerwin of Pink Buckaroo Stampers hosted an Epic Party.

Here are some pictures of the fun event.
This is Kay and Erica.  Hostess with Mosts!


Cindy Griffin's display for the event

Elizabeth Mayfield-Hart's display for the event


This is only the beginning of what is to come

Kay is so sweet - she and Erica worked so hard for this event

Ready for everyone!
I was so excited to share my personal experience with having classes that revolved around my new Favorite stamp set.  Waterfront.  Just look at some of the samples that I made to display.