Goodbye 2017 and Getting Ready for 2018

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 

Time to restock your stamping supplies?

If you are like me you used plenty of supplies this holiday season crafting, making projects and your Christmas/holiday cards. I need to replenish so many items!  Beginning this weekend, I know I’ll be focused on the new catalog and card ideas when you are able to order on January 4, so I’m going to stock up now. Hopefully you received your Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs, if not, let me know!

If you need as much as I do and need to order, I would like to thank you for your business this past year and ending 2016 with an order. Place an order of $50 or more by Noon CST on Dec 31 and I will gift you with a supply item from the Annual Catalog, pages 180 and 181. I was going to select something, but it’s a gift and I want you to enjoy it and select something you want! (Excluded items are items OVER $10 – the aqua painters, Many Marvelous Markers and Color Caddy)

Place your order online and then send me an email, text or Facebook message and let me know the item you would like to receive. I will see the order total in an email from Stampin’ Up!   Please allow 2 weeks for me to order the items for each of you and then get it to you.

Then let’s gear up for 2017! Beginning tomorrow with a blog hop I am participating in (you will see all the card ideas from all the participants on my blog tomorrow night), I’ll begin to share ideas from the new Occasions Catalog. As you know from my Facebook posts I’ve been getting items in all month, but the December was just too busy with business travel, gatherings, the vendor fair in Oglesby and BAKING (unfortunately I was sick for a week of the month too!) to get card ideas and new products posted. Where did the month go?!

As you are checking your supplies for your order, don’t forget to check the year end closeout items on my website!

I saw this adorable post on Facebook, Power of Positivity (one of my favorite pages on FB!). It’s perfect for the new year!  Thank you and Happy New Year!