Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Calling all New Moon Fans!

I recently just ran across this webpost at "Crafting with Class" with a post dedicated to New Moon.  As I kept reading down the page I found this card and I could not help but laugh right out loud.  I thought that this was a great card, made from some wonderful inspiration.  I hope that you all find this as enjoyable as I did.  Some people are just amazing and so very creative.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May Stamp Class

It's that time again - the May Stamp Class is coming up. 

Stamp Class
Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
at my home

Please R.S.V.P. which day you are planning to come. 
Remember to bring your own favorite adhesive.

$10.00  for 5 different cards, 1 gift card holder, and a special surprise.
This workshop includes masculine cards.

Kits:  $10 unassembled or $12 assembled.  Postage willl be added for out-of-towners.

I love holding Stamp Class workshops.  I spend a lot of time choosing the cards to make (so many choices) and preparing.  And then I get to spend time with friends that share my hobby and enthusiasm.  It really is fun.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Retiring Colors Update

With our recent Color Renovation announcement, Stampin' Up! has experienced a spike--much greater than anticipated--in demand for some of our retiring colors. A significant number of colors in both card stock and re-inkers have gone into backorder status and a few have even sold out completely.

Stampin' Up! anticipated increased demand on retiring colors based on historical sales information for previous color transitions, as well as current buying behaviors. Obviously, even with the most careful planning, the response to a transition of this nature can surprise everyone--and it has!

For re-inkers in retiring colors, as we run out, they will be placed on backorder status and those orders will be filled as quickly as we receive the product. We will continue to do this to the best of our ability through May, and then the re-inkers will be available while supplies last in June.

Card stock presents a bit larger problem, as the process of ordering and producing new paper from the paper mills is very involved, and SU! can't order significant quantities at this point in time without putting the production of the new colors in jeopardy (and we know you want those!). To help us be able to provide you with the card stock in the retiring colors for as long as possible, SU! will be substituting textured paper for some of the smooth colors--including card stock in 8 ½ x 11 as well as 12 x 12--where the smooth is no longer available. When colors are out of stock, we will be filling as many of those as possible with textured card stock. Because the demand for each color varies, we are unable to provide a list of what colors of card stock will be substituted with textured, or at what point that will happen. However, if you receive a package of card stock that is textured instead of smooth, there will be a sticker on the package indicating that change. There will be no change in item code or price for these substitutions. Four colors have already sold out of smooth 8 ½ x 11 and we have no idea how fast cardstock will now sell out.

Please keep in mind that an instance may arise where we are unable to fill orders on a specific product, and it will become unavailable before the end of May, but we hope those cases will be minimal. Our main goal is to serve you the best that we can. 

If you had any plans to order to order any of our retiring colors, I strongly suggest you do so as soon as possible or you may find you will be unable to get your favorites very soon.

If you are a fan of our full size Craft pads, remember that they will only be available in Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black beginning July 1 and they may also sell out quickly.  You will be able to purchase uninked large Craft pads and re-inkers to make your own pads and they will be available in Stampin' Spots.  However, you may want to purchase the full-size Craft pads before they are sold out (as well as the Craft Re-inkers for retiring colors).  They are fabulous for scrapbooking as they last longer and won't hurt your photographs.  Here is more information on our Craft Ink:

  • Pigment ink
  • Coordinate with exclusive card stock, pastels, and markers
  • Slightly raised foam pad
  • For use in scrapbooks as well as on wood, fabric (contact me for details), and other craft items
  • Opaque look on colored card stocks
  • Great for embossing
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about these issues and I will be happy to help you out.  If you want to see the retiring color list again, please CLICK HERE.  Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Summer Mini is here!

As we begin a new month of spring, scrapbooking and graduation, we also get to see and play with tons of new stamps and accessories that inspire everything summer.  You can finally view this wonderful mini catalog and discover all of the new product that made just for you.  Please click the link below the catalog cover to see everything for yourself.

If you would like to have a catalog for yourself that you can curl up with and hold in your hands EMAIL ME for your free copy.  U.S. only, please.

I WANT TO KNOW!  What's at the top of your Summer Mini "must-have" list?  Do you find the Sweet Scoops stamp set delicious?  Perhaps Tropical Party stamps and coordinating summer accessories call out to your party animal?  Or do the Elements of Style stamps ignite your love for all things vintage?  Please leave me a comment with your favorites below.

National Scrapbooking Month

May is National Scrapbooking Month and Stampin' Up! has a wonderful promotion to help you move your scrapbooking to a whole new level.

You can watch a video from Stampin' Up! for some great scrapbooking ideas.  Click here!

For the entire month of May when you purchase a qualifying scrapbooking stamp set or the My Digital Studio software you can  receive a FREE package of Designer brads--choose from four designs! 

Click on each description to see pictures of each item.

Stamp sets

 Page Description Wood-Mount Item  Wood-Mount Price  Clear-Mount Item  Clear-Mount Price 
 81 115181  $26.95  ---  --- 
119  114389  $27.95  ---  --- 
128  113706  $27.95  ---  --- 
129  115778  $28.95  ---  --- 
12*  118611  $27.95  120045  $19.95 
13*  119910  $27.95  120105  $19.95 
13*  119900  $27.95  120099  $19.95 
14*  118659  $26.95  120072  $18.95 
22*  118513  $23.95  120075  $17.95 
25*  118521  $23.95  120051  $17.95 
25*  120152  $23.95  120154  $17.95 
*From Summer Mini Catalog
**Last Chance stamp set!

My Digital Studio software

 Page Description  Item  Price 
32*  My Digital Studio  118108  $79.95 
*From Summer Mini Catalog

Designer brads

Page  Description  Item   Retail Price  Price with Qualifying Purchase
179 112579 $5.95  FREE 
179   112577  $5.95  FREE 
179  112571  $5.95  FREE 
179  112572  $5.95  FREE 


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Text, images, concepts, and designs © Allison Whiting; All rights reserved. Nothing may be copied or changed without requesting permission from myself alone. My original artwork is for personal inspiration only and may not be copied for publication or contest submissions. Most products used are Stampin' Up!® 1990-2008, unless otherwise specified.

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