It’s hard to believe we are saying Goodbye to 2017 and Getting Ready for 2018 today!  Where has the month gone, especially this past week between Christmas and New Years!  For those following along on Facebook you know I was really under the weather and not able to post very much and certainly not in the mood for stamping. (I know, hard to believe!) I got a bit more energy back today and the medicine is helping with the cough. So here’s hoping for a better 2018!

There are so many great new products in the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs so I am excited to try to share many of the new products I have purchased so far.  Before we start talking about the new catalog, let’s not forget that we are in the final days of the Holiday catalog and retiring items.  We have until January 2 to order any of these items, then January 3 they go away and you can begin ordering from the new catalogs.  If you didn’t receive a new catalog, let me know and I’ll be happy to send one to you.

I’ll be placing my final order about 3 p.m. on New Years Eve. If you can pick up your items here and want to save on the minimum shipping costs, just let me know by 2 p.m. CST. I’d be happy to add the items to my order. 

Click here to see Year End Specials!

One of the stamp sets I was very excited to receive and create with is the Heartfelt Blooms.  Stampin’ Up! is introducing a new type of stamp (patent pending) that lays down ink at different opacities giving the finished product more depth and detail, almost like a photograph.  I did learn in creating this card that the stamp pad needs to have sufficient ink. 

Needless to say, I will be stocking up on a few colors of Stampin’ Refills so that I can liven up some of my stamp pads.  After trying Old Olive (it needs refreshing!) I knew some of my new In Colors were going to have the most ink and were a color I wanted to play with (I’m SO over working with Real Red and Garden Green – HA!). 

I am so happy with the end result and anxious to play with more colors and card designs.  Isn’t it beautiful! The detail on the stamp is amazing.  This is the Sale-a-bration catalog so it’s an item that can only be ordered FREE when you place an order of $50 or more from the new Occasions catalog or the Annual catalog.

As I mentioned in a previous blog post there are also sets (new thinlets and a stamp set with more stamps in the set) that can be ordered with a $100 order. You can get two FREE $50 items too but don’t forget to check out the 2 $100 items.  About half way through Sale-a-bration some new items will be introduced. There will be plenty of FREE items to order!

Product List

We were going to target the last Monday of the month as stamp night which I was thinking would be January 23 but two things came up: 1) I was advised I have to travel January 23-27 on a business trip and 2) that wasn’t the last Monday of the month anyway.  So my preference is for January 16 but we could meet on January 30.

Please reply to the email if you receive this blog post that way and let me know which Monday evening you would prefer:  Jan 16   or Jan 30   

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Create Joy! Deena 

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