Thursday, May 22, 2014

Stampin'Up! LOTS of Information!

Crafters -

WOW! What a GREAT month, huh? The Retired List is out and items are selling FAST! Stampin'Up! was able to get a few more items from the 2012-2014 InColors and those are selling out fast again!

This is a little lengthy, but only because there is SO much information.

AND my customers should now have their new 2014-2015 Catalog (the long distance crafters have begun receiving theirs via snail mail). The catalogs have been delivered to all who have placed an order in the past six months. If you haven't received a copy and are interested in a copy, please let me know!

Remember, when you place an online order of $50 or more through the end of this month, AND use Hostess Code 2D333EUD, you will receive a PDF with the May 2014 Masculine Cards Class information. There are several of you who list NO CONTACT with Stampin'Up! When you place your online order, please send me an email so I know that it was YOU who placed the order.

The following announcements have been posted to the Demonstrator side of the Stampin'Up! website and I'd like to share the news with you! How exciting! The links are posted below and throughout (hopefully, they all work!).

Join Paper Pumpkin - Remember to use code "SHELLIDEAL" by May 23rd so you can get June's kit for 50% off! (Make sure you choose me - Dawn Stock, Grove City, Ohio - as your demonstrator)

Join Stampin'Up! - Special offer May 28 - June 30


Get excited! We are currently offering a 25%-50% discount on many of the retiring products, not including those products that are no longer available. This will be live on May 22, but you have to act fast, as this special offer is only available until June 4, 2014! If you missed out on a product the first time, this is your last chance to get it before it's gone for good!


Yesterday afternoon we sent an e-mail to demonstrators who aren't currently Paper Pumpkin subscribers offering them half off of June's kit if they subscribe before May 23. Because of an innocent miscommunication here at the home office, some demonstrators were told that the deal was intended for customers as well. While that wasn't our original intention, we are happy to share the deal with all of you and any customers you want to tell about it. Check out Shelli's invitation, and make sure to sign up by this Friday!
What: 50% off June's kit
When: Subscribe by Friday, May 23
Where: or call 1-800-STAMPUP
How: Enter the promo code SHELLIDEAL

Shelli's YouTube video

Join Paper Pumpkin

Join Stampin'Up!

Sign and Save: From May 28 - June 30 new recruits can join Stampin'Up! at one of two great prices. We will continue to offer the traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value), but for four weeks only we will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value). Check back on May 28 for full promotional details.

Undefined Stamp Carving Kit Set

Undefined: You can now purchase a 3-pack of Undefined Carving Rubber (item 137123). Combine this rubber with our cling foam (item 124236) and make your own clear-mount stamps!


As always, let me know if you have any questions!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Work of Art - Stampin'Up!

Crafters -

Several members of my downline and I attended the 2014 Catalog Premiere right here in Columbus, Ohio at the end of April. They surprised us and gave us the new stamp set called "Work of Art."

When they gave it to us, and keep in mind they did show us several samples using this set, I thought "that's a nice set, but that's not my style. I won't be purchasing it, I like stamp sets A, B, C,..." well you get the idea. It was outside of my comfort zone.

BUT let me tell you! After playing with this stamp set since I got it, I am having so much fun! Here's one of the cards that I made this weekend at my Retired Items / New Catalog Party.
Stampin'Up! - Work of Art

For those of you who attended, you will notice a few slight differences. I always LOVE learning from each of you!

And don't forget to decorate the inside of the card AND the envelope too!
LOVE the Work of Art Stamp Set!

The inside of the card and the envelope were BIG differences huh? I decided to use this card design to send to my customers this month. I think they'll like it. What do you think?

Do you recognize the colors on the card? If you have the new 2014-2015 Stampin'Up! catalog, you do! Go to the InColor Collection and check out the NEW InColors for 2014-2016. That's right! The cardstock and ribbon are Blackberry Bliss. The other four colors are Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, and Tangelo Twist. Aren't they fun?!

The ribbon is new. It's called 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon and this one is in Blackberry Bliss. I cannot tell you how much easier it was to tie this ribbon into a bow. It is so pliable! LOVE IT!

Did you notice the really cool Designer Series Paper? It's one of those little Paper Stacks that are already cut to the perfect size of 4.5" x 6.5"! Again, check out the 2014-2015 Stampin'Up! catalog for all the details! LOVE that paper stack - it's called Moonlight and uses Basic Gray, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White. I can see me going through the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack paper quickly! Probably will need to order a few more of those! Nice that Stampin'Up! allows demonstrators to preorder items to play with prepare for our upcoming classes and workshops!

OH YEAH! I also updated the class schedule with the picture for this month's Masculine Cards Class. Remember, you can attend the card class FREE when you purchase both the By the Tide and The Open Sea stamp sets. OR you can receive a PDF copy of the class via email when you place a $50 merchandise order through my online store before May 16th and use HOSTESS CODE 2D333UED. I'll send you the PDF with the card designs so you can make the cards at home! Looking forward to seeing you on May 17th! 

If you have placed an order in the last six months, many of you attended the party this weekend and already picked up your catalog. For those who were unable to attend, please let me know when you'd like to swing by to pick up yours!

For those long-distance crafters, Stampin'Up! has sent them via snail mail. I hope they get there soon! Please send me an email to let me know when yours has been received.

If you haven't placed an order in the past six months but still want a catalog, let me know! I'd LOVE to schedule a workshop with you!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Masculine Card Class

Crafters -

Friday, May 9th is the deadline to register for the Masculine Card Class on Saturday, May 17th. The cost is $25.

Remember, when you order BOTH By the Tide Stamp Set AND The Open Sea Stamp Set (merchandise cost of $37.90), you can attend the class for FREE! The stamp sets need to be ordered through my online store by Friday, May 9th, in order to receive the free class registration. AND you'll be able to duplicate the card designs when you return to your home since you will have the stamp sets. We'll be using a few other stamps sets in my class too!

Do you live too far away? Perhaps the date doesn't work into your schedule, so you are unable to attend the card class? Place a $50 merchandise order through my online store before May 16th and use HOSTESS CODE 2D333UED, and I'll send you the PDF with the card designs so YOU can make the cards at home!

Look forward to seeing you on the 17th!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Retired Items / New Catalog Party!

Crafters -

My new catalogs have shipped and should be here within the week! I'm telling you - those wonderful Stampin'Up! employees who work in the shipping area - they are ON IT! I placed the order in the wee hours of May 1st and around lunchtime, they were shipped. Thank you Stampin'Up! employees!

So, mark your calendar for the following dates/times:
     Friday, May 9th, 10a-2p
     Friday, May 9th, 6p-9p
     Saturday, May 10th, 1p-3p

You can stop over and pick up your new catalog AND make a FREE card! Bring someone with you who is a new customer to me - and I'll give you a small gift as a thank you!

Keep in mind - YOU can stop over on Friday during your lunch hour. Then when you go back to work and show off your creation to your co-workers, THEY will want to stop over. You can return in the evening / next day with your friends, make another card, AND receive a small gift from me for introducing me to your friends.

You can also place your retired items order while you are here. If you would rather, you can place an online order from the comfort of your home (or mobile device!). Remember, when you place an online order that is $50 or more, using Hostess Code 2D333UED, you will receive the PDF of the Masculine Cards Class this month too! If your order will be over $150, do not use this hostess code. You will still receive the PDF of the Masculine Cards Class, though.

And Stampin'Up! is selling out of many of the items, including stamp sets. This is a first! Usually they continue to make the stamp sets through the end of the catalog year. However, this year, that has changed. When the item is sold out, including stamp sets, it is sold out!

This Retired Items / New Catalog Party is also Mother's Day weekend. When you come over, you can make out your Wish List. Just let me know who to contact (husband, parents, kids, etc) and I'll let them know what YOU want for Mother's Day!

Look forward to seeing you Friday and/or Saturday!

**NOTE: I cannot sell any of my soon-to-be-retired items until June. But we can play with the toys until they retire! Older retired merchandise will be available.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Masculine Card Class - Get it FREE!

Crafters -

The Masculine Card Class is scheduled for Saturday, May 17th, from 6pm until 9pm. (Date change change due to Memorial Day weekend.) I don't know about you, but I seem to struggle with ideas for men's cards - anyone else?

SO, because Father's Day is next month, we will make ten (10) masculine cards. There will be four (4) designs and you will make two (2) of each. But wait! That only equals eight (8) cards? You can then make two of YOUR favorite design(s). You get to pick what the extra two cards will be! You can make them into whatever sentiment you wish - Father's Day, Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, Thank you - well, you get the idea.

The cost of the class will be $25 and you will need to RSVP by Friday, May 9th.

Would you like to attend this Masculine Card Class FOR FREE? Let me tell you how to do it! We will be using the By the Tide Stamp Set AND The Open Sea Stamp Set. Two of my FAVORITES! They are $18.95 each. When you purchase BOTH stamp sets (merchandise cost of $37.90.) through my online store by Friday, May 9th, YOU can attend the class for FREE! You will be able to duplicate the card designs when you return to your home since you will have the stamp sets! We'll be using a couple of other stamps sets in my class too!

Too far away? Unable to make the card class? Place a $50 merchandise order through my online store before May 16th and use HOSTESS CODE 2D333UED, and I'll send you the PDF with the card designs so YOU can make the cards at home! It will be just like you are here with us!

Look forward to seeing you on May 17th!