Happy New Year?! I know, I’m a bit behind. I focus daily updates and posts on Facebook and Instagram so it’s been hard to get started again here in with my blog updates. But it’s time for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and SAB Updates. (SAB is short for Sale-a-bration). I guess with all the Christmas card stamping and then goal setting for 2019 (doing some new morning routines and a fun Goal Setting Planner), it took awhile to get my stamping mojo back. I have a couple of cards today but most of my stamping has been cards to mail so I don’t post those.
Before we get to card ideas, I hope you are enjoying the 2019 Occasions Catalog, and of course, the Sale-a-bration flyer. If you are new to the first quarter of a year with Stampin’Up!, a new catalog is always released and the best sale of the year, Sale-a-bration. For every $50 ordered from either the Annual Catalog, the Occasions Catalog or the website (Clearance and Holiday Favorites are still there), you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration flyer. (check them out on my website, click here ) I love some of the items in SAB this year!
But it seems a recurring issue with Stampin’Up! the past couple of catalogs is inventory. I know! As a demonstrator it is very frustrating to share new products or want to hold a class and then find out the products are back ordered. But we are hoping they will be back in stock soon. I wanted to let you know the updates I have so that you aren’t disappointed when putting your order together.
Some of those items are: Happiness Blooms Memories and More card packs, Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Paper Stack, the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB), Piece of Cake or Butterfly Gala Bundles, Butterfly Duet or Cake Builder Punches. There are some kits on back order too. The Home to Roost stamp set (SAB) is low inventory. As I have mentioned on social media posts, roosters are everywhere again, so on trend! So I expect that to be a back order soon too, so if you want, order quickly.
This is a card I made today with Home to Roost. I love the stamp set!
I’ve listed products below but I did not include all the Stampin’ Blends markers I used. I saw the rooster coloring on a Google search so used a lot of markers to create this handsome guy. I also wrapped some gold thread in the background. I also used a sponge dauber and some Soft Suede over the top of the Tin Tile embossed cardstock to give it a vintage look.
Stampin’ Blends Markers
Speaking of Stampin’ Blends – did you see two new colors in the Occasions Catalog (of course I ordered them!)? The two new colors, available in light and dark or combo pack, are Balmy Blue and Mossy Meadow.
Even though the Butterfly Duet Punch is on back order, I used the new Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper in the Sale-a-bration catalog to create this card. I simply “fussy cut” the butterfly and added it over two circles cut with circle framelits from the Stitched Shapes Framelit Set and created color layers with the black check paper, also from the Botanical Butterfly DSP.
It’s easy to forget the great items we have in the Annual Catalog this time of year so I might start focusing on cards from that catalog until inventory levels are back up. Remember they earn free SAB rewards too!
I would love to hear from you regarding the new catalog or what you have been stamping. Just reply to this post in email (if that is how you are receiving it) or feel free to comment on the blog post for others to see.
I would also like to know your thoughts on two other items:
Stamp Night – are you like me and once it is dark (and cold) you don’t want to leave the house? What would you think about Sunday afternoon stamping? Not next Sunday, it’s Super Bowl Sunday, but I am open on the 10th or 17th.
If you follow my Stampin’Up! business page on Facebook, would you be interested in a stamping group page? A group page allows us to share stamping ideas (I can only post on my business page). If it is a stamping group, we can share other products and ideas, it wouldn’t have to be exclusive Stampin’Up! products but they are primarily the products I use. Let me know what you think!
I could go on and on, once I get started I think of so many things I want to share with you. But we’ll stop here for today.
A Touch of Inspiration
One of my favorite pages on Facebook is Garden of Bright Images, (thanks for catching typo Kathy!). I share their posts ALOT! I loved this post the other day and I hope you enjoy it too!
Until next time,
Create Joy! Deena