Saturday, June 30

Stampin'Up! Dormant List

Some of you had some questions about this. I was under the impression that these items would appear in the Spring-Summer Collection. I will check with Stampin'Up! to be sure. This is what is says on the demonstrator website:
Dormant List

The Dormant List contains stamp sets that, while they have not been retired, will not be listed in the Fall/Winter Collection 2007. These sets are available for purchase from July 1, 2007 through January 1, 2008 and may or may not be listed again in future catalogues.
Bodacious Bouquet
Images de mon pays
Never Ending Joy
Summer by the Sea
Word by Word
Acorns wheel
Bloomin' wheel
Bodacious jumbo wheel
Bouquet jumbo wheel
Butterflies & Blossoms wheel
Leaf Prints wheel
True Heart wheel
Wings & Things wheel
*Sandy Shells wheel*
*Crab & Company*
*indicates just added*

Wednesday, June 27

Stampin'Up! Fall-Winter Collection 2007

I T ' S H E R E ! ! ! ! The new Idea Book and Catalogue

I looked in my mailbox this afternoon and YES I did receive my brand spanking new, much anticipated catalogue. I am very excited! Looky, looky...
Here's a preview...

Sunday, June 24

Retiring Accessories List and other SU! news

All images copyright Stampin'Up!
The pictures above and below are a few of my favorite projects I have enjoyed recently. Some of them were made with other demonstrators {such as Dunja, Lillian or Susan Farrant all pretty brilliant} or at regionals or just at home. I hope you like some of them.

Now Available
There's only a few more days left to order any retiring stamps sets{at 15% off} and any retiring accessories{at 10% off}. Check out the lists at the Stampin'Up! website or contact me if you wish to have a printed list. Some of the accessories and wheels are in short supply as customers and demonstrators are scrambling to get what they need and want before supplies run out or are not available any longer. Don't panic when you see the list. Many items will be offered in a different quantity or assortment in the upcoming catalogue.
* Select individual colour packs of 12" x 12" card stock
* Confetti White & Kraft Tiny Takeout boxes & tags
* Select embossing powder colours
* Select 1/4" grosgrain ribbon colours
* Corner Rounder punch
These items appear on the retired list and will be retired in their current quantity or assortment, but you will be able to purchase these or similar items in a different configuration, quantity, or assortment in the Fall-Winter Collection 2007.
Also I want you to know some of the prices will be going up in the new catalogue so if you can afford to order things that you usually end up replenishing like you favorite cardstock, inks, ribbons or adhesives please order asap to avoid paying a little more in the future. Shipping and handling costs are not increasing.
Here's a little more about the increase directly from the demonstrators web site:
Questions and Answers about Stampin'Up! prices increasing after June 2007.
How much are product prices going up?
Generally, a little more than five percent. For example, a $16.95 stamp set price point (five percent of which is 85 cents) would be raised to $16.95 + .85 = $17.80-which we then raise to the consistent price point of $17.95. This simple formula allows us to recover most of our increased costs.

A few products will have increases higher than five percent to reflect their higher costs of production and demand, or to reflect the fact that a product has been reconfigured to offer more value. For those products, such a change warrants an increase on that product large enough to cover the increased value as well as rising costs.
When was the last time you had a price increase?
We have not had a general price increase in well over ten years. We have held price increases on catalog merchandise to single items or categories of items that reflected specific increased costs of production for those products (2000-2001's stamp set price increases and last year's paper price increases are examples). However, in over ten years, there has not been an across-the-board price increase at Stampin' Up!
Please call me if you want to stock up on any cardstock, inks, ribbons, or adhesives at the old price{discounts mentioned above applies}right away!
Give a fond farewell to the In Colours
Vintage Violet
Buckaroo Blue
Cool Caribbean{my personal fav}
True Thyme
Marigold Morning{another nice one}
Cranberry Crisp
Say hello to the brand new In Colours for 2007-8
Soft Sky
River Rock
Wild Wasabi
Purely Pomegranate
Groovy Guava
Blue Bayou
I can't decide which ones are my favorites at this point.
If you didn't receive or can't find your Fall Preview Brochure you can view it online.

Friday, June 22

My first digital scrapbook with Smilebox..

I think her last year of high school was very special. I know she's grateful for all the love and support shown by her family and friends. She is lucky to have you all pulling for her. She sure surprised us by improving her attendance and grades. She worked really hard this past year and had some fun doing it. It has been good to see her having fun with her classmates and exploring new relationships. She is a very special, sensible, beautiful young lady. I know we're all proud of her accomplishments-academic, social, emotional and personal and her development throughout this final year of secondary school.
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Tuesday, June 19

Happy Anniversary to me!

and happy 73rd birthday Aunty Juling! Here's the card I made for Patrick. I used Garden Green, Apricot Appeal and Cameo Coral Stampin'Up! cardstock, can't remember ribbon, hodgepodge antique hardware, double lined doodles Stampin'Up! stamp and Three Bugs in a Rug rub ons. I don't have too much experience with rub ons so this was fun. Everyone knows about rub ons, right? My niece Jessica introduced them to me. She loves rub ons and gave me all the tips and luckily they come with a popsicle stick. It helps to cut them out and do some deep breathing while rubbing.

Friday, June 15

Latest Creation...

Another accordian tag type little album. Having so much fun with stamps when there's time. The new colours and stamps and accessories from Stampin'Up! are on their way to finding a place in our hearts.