Retiring Stampin’ Up! Colors/Color Revamp!

REMINDER!! Things are going away…..

REPEAT MESSAGE FROM LAST WEEK…….Please note that inks and paper will disappear fast. If there is something that you want, I suggest getting it sooner rather than later!CM100500B

Items from the occasions catalog that are retiring.

Items from the annual catalog that are retiring.

Please watch the ** and *** “asterisks” on the retirement lists. While some of these items are NOT going away, they will be un-bundled in the annual catalog and you will no longer be able to obtain them at the bundled 10 percent discount!

Repeat after me….change is good — change is very, very good!

Most everyone hates change, but there are times that change is a good thing. In this instance, it is going to be AWESOME!Generally, every five years, Stampin’ Up! does a color revamp as they pay attention to current trends in clothing, home decor, furniture, etc. The last time there was a revamp of colors was in 2013. I was a demo for about a year when that revamp happened–wished I had known it was coming as I had a LOT of ink pads, markers and re-inkers that I had just purchased disappear. Ah well, you live and you learn!

Retiring Colors

On May 31, 2018 — 13 colors are retiring.

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist (one of two that I will truly miss!)
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder (one of two that I will truly miss!)

The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:

  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum

*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core color collection.

There are no changes to the “In Color” program. Every two years Stampin Up! will continue to introduce five new “In Colors” that will be available for the next two years.These previous In Colors are returning and joining our core colors:

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

2018-2020 “In Color” Collection & 2017-2019

“In Color” Collection

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And now, the new colors….

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The fully “revamped” color collections….

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Ink pads are changing too….

Stampin’ Up! has redesigned the stamp case and formula for stamp pads.   The details behind this decision follows:

Why did Stampin’ Up! change the case? The case’s manufacturing mold was about to expire. Stampin’ Up! can only use a mold a limited number of times before it needs to replaced, so they had to decide if they wanted to order more of the same molds or try to improve the design. They decided to improve it!

Do I have to replace all of my old pads? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Your old pads will still work and the new ink refills can be used on the stamp pads in the old cases. The EXCEPTION to that is basic gray and basic black archival inks (Archival and Classic inks should not be mixed).

So, how did the case improve?

  • They will be less confusing to open. Opening the new ink pad case is now more simple and intuitive—just insert your thumb in the lip at the front of the case and lift it to open.
  • They have a tighter fit between the lid and the base. With the new design, the lid doesn’t accidentally become disconnected, which was a common problem with the old case style. With use, the lid will be easier to slide open and close.
  • Stack-ability. Being able to stack the cases makes them easier to store and transport. We designed a nub in each bottom corner that fits nicely into the dimple on the top of another case. Tip: Removing the label stickers from the bottom of the case (after applying the needed labels to the case) also makes the ink pads stack a little better.
  • Include improved labels and stickers. Here are a few of the ways we’ve done that:
    • The top label now has a cleaner, bolder design and a larger color swatch, making it easier to see the ink’s color.
    • The stickers include a new In Color icon.
    • We’ve continued to provide color stickers that can be placed on the end of each case to easily identify the ink’s color at a glance.
    • We’re introducing a new color sticker you can place on the inside of the case, so you can easily distinguish the ink’s color when the case is open.

How is the ink different? Stampin’ Up! improved the ink formula because the old ink would sometimes bubble, especially on new pads and with lighter colors. The improved ink formula will:

  • Reduce ink bubbles.
  • Help you get a smooth coating of ink on the stamp.
  • Help lay down the ink better.

How do I know if my Classic Ink Refill has the new and improved ink? Beginning with the 2018–2019 Annual Catalog, all ink refills will have the improved ink formula. Also, if you  recently received an ink refill and it has the new branding label, it contains the improved ink formula.

Can I use an old ink refill on a new ink pad or a new ink refill on an old ink pad? Yes! You absolutely can with the exception of the Basic Gray Archival and Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ inks. Archival and Classic inks should not be mixed. All other Classic Stampin’ inks will work fine.

Where is the archival ink? Archival ink will no longer be part of our ink offering. Basic Gray will now be part of the Classic Stampin’ ink family. Please note that you cannot use an archival ink refill on the new Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad, as this will ruin the new ink pad. Only use Classic Stampin’ ink refills on Classic Stampin’ pads. Your best options for black ink pads are the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad, to use with Blends and general black stamping needs, and the Jet Black StazOn Pad, to use for watercolor and nonporous surface stamping. Both will be part of our ink offering.

Will the updated Classic Stampin’ Pad case fit in the Color Caddy? Yes, it will fit into the Color Caddy–just not as tightly as the previous ink pad style. If you’ve stored the updated pads in your caddy, you’ll want to be careful when rotating the caddy and not turn it too fast.Please note that the color caddy will be retiring on May 31st or while supplies last – if you want it, you need to get it now!

If you have any questions about the color revamp, the new ink pads or the In Colors, please contact me by leaving a message in the comments section below or give me a call!

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Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

 

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Items Retiring Soon!

Just got a heads up about Stamping’ Up! items that are retiring soon. In an effort to make room for new product when our June, 2018 catalog gets released, some items will be disappearing.

Please note that inks and paper will disappear fast. If there is something that you want, I suggest getting it sooner rather than later!

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Items from the occasions catalog that are retiring.

Items from the annual catalog that are retiring.

 

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I was going to hold a card buffet on Saturday, April 14. However, this last month has been challenging and I am canceling the event — I need some time to take care of me. Thank you for your understanding! Watch for news of a May card buffet being scheduled soon!

 

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

 

Happy New Year….and resolutions…

I HATE making resolutions for New Year’s–as I often tend to fail miserably in trying to work them as one “should”.

Here I am with a confession/admission of guilt! lol…..I had wanted to start this new year out by resurrecting my blog (it has been over a year since I last posted — ~hanging my head in shame~) and start posting on a regular, WEEKLY basis. But, alas, here we are at the very end of Jan., 2018 and I have not done a darn thing with this blog.

My goal is to change that–starting now!

Some weeks I will post card creations. Other weeks might just be thoughts and ramblings — or maybe a quote that inspired me that week. Or, maybe a new recipe that I tried. So, stay tuned for more!

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First Card Buffet of 2018

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. Bring yourself and adhesive and I will provide the rest!

RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 8 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

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Check out the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs on the right hand side of the blog. Earn free product for each $50 spend (before tax and shipping) with Sale-A-Bration that ends Mar. 31, 2018.

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Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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Scary…..BOOOoooo….

I can’t believe how fast the month of August has FLOWN by! School starts in the Oshkosh and Winneconne schools on Thursday……HOW CAN THAT BE?!?!? I am sooooooo not ready for summer to be over yet! ~sigh~

Ah well, before you know it, September will be a memory and then October and halloween will be upon us. I LOVE this card that I recently created for a swap.

Flat Card

Do you like the scary eyes peering at you from inside the card?? Sppooooooky……..

Inside of Card

This is a close-up of the card. There are three different layers in this card and below are the dimensions:
WHISPER WHITE (#100730) CARDSTOCK — 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (card base scored at 4 1/4″)
BASIC BLACK (#121045) CARDSTOCK —
 4” x 5 1/4″
WHISPER WHITE (#100730) CARDSTOCK — 3 3/4″ x 5”

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I then stamped the JAR OF HAUNTS (#142247) mummy onto the card front. After stamping the mummy, I dabbed the corner of a baby wipe into a SMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD (#131179) and lightly wiped it back and forth over the mummy strips.

This adorable set is part of our Holiday Catalog that will be released on Sept. 1, 2016. If you haven’t gotten yours yet from me, let me know and I will drop one in the mail to you!

Card Front

I wrapped a black ribbon around the top of the card tying a single knot that hovered over the sentiment. I then popped up the black layer using STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS (#104430).

What do you think of this BOOOOOtiful card?!?!?!

Any of these goodies can be ordered from me by clicking on the link below.

Thanks for stopping by!

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SAVE THE DATES — Events coming up!!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 14 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY — Saturday, Oct. 1 – to celebrate this AWESOME day to create more cards, join me from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15.

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 28 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

oCToBeR CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 26 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

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LAST CHANCE TO ORDER!!!

ONLY ONE DAY LEFT TO order the exclusive, limited time bundle THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES (#144328). This product WILL NOT be coming back so get yours now!

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This is a GORGEOUS set that is available while supplies last. Don’t miss out on this great bundle.

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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Bundle of Hope

Below is a card that we created at my last card buffet. I LOVE this set. You can do so many beautiful cards using this set!

Bundle of Hope

The sentiment on the front of this card comes from SUNSHINE SAYINGS STAMP SET (#141594). The flower was cut using the SUNSHINE WISHES THINLIT DIES (#141489) and the butterfly was cut from dapper denim and vellum cardstock using the BUTTERFLY THINLIT DIES (#137360). To add a bit of bling, the RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELS (#119246) were used.

Bundle of Hope Inside

Here are the dimensions for this card.
WHISPER WHITE (#100730) CARDSTOCK — 5 1/2” x 8 1/2″ (card base scored at 4 ¼”); Whisper White Layer — 5″ x 3 ¾”
EMERALD ENVY (#141415) CARDSTOCK — 5 1/4″ x 4″
VELLUM (#101856) CARDSTOCK — Cut with butterfly thinlit

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I love the intricacy of this card. The beautiful flower and gorgeous butterflies. Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL?!?!

Bundle of Hope 2The items in the slideshow below show you what items I used for this card. You can order them at the “Order Here” link below.

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BOGO ALERT! For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month completely FREE! Sign up at PaperPumpkin.com and use BOGO for the promo code. #PaperPumpkinBOGO. Don’t forget to choose me as your demonstrator!

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

Offer Details: Use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, pay the regular price of $19.95 and get your second month for FREE! If you subscribe between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and then you get the November kit free!

The Fine Print:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. Subscribers cannot cancel or suspend your subscription during their first two months—if you do, the offer is void. You cannot put yoursubscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

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Order the exclusive, limited time bundle THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES (#144328).

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This is a GORGEOUS set that will be available from Aug. 2 through Aug. 31 while supplies last. Don’t miss out on this great bundle. I have a feeling it will FLY off the shelves!!

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Aug. Card Buffet is CANCELED — there is an electrical shutdown on campus on Aug. 27 so I must CANCEL this event. Sorry for the inconvenience!

NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 14 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll! Hope to see you there!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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BONUS DAYS!!!

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Did you get everything you want from the new annual catalog yet? Since it came out only a month ago, you probably still have some items on your wish list, and we have some great news for you! For every $50 USD you spend from now until July 31, you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 2-31. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favorite products now or later in August with your coupons!

Details
• Promotion period: Now through–31, 2016
• Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016 (You could use your Bonus Days Bucks to purchase the exclusive, limited-edition bundle showcased here!)
• An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
• It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
• Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

Shop my website now!

Receive a FREE gift from me and the chance to win a FREE stamp set!

When you place an online order of $50 or more this month, I will send you a FREE gift (along with an instruction sheet). Be sure to use hostess code:E2SMM9EA when placing your online order. You will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice.

If you are placing an order over $150, DO NOT use the hostess code above as you will want to get all of the hostess benefits for yourself! You will still receive a FREE gift from me and be entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice.

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NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, July 27 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll!

Hope to see you there!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

$5 Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale

Today, and TODAY ONLY, new subscribers can get the first month of Paper Pumpkin the INCREDIBLY LOW PRICE of $5. These kits are SO MUCH FUN! They come directly to your mailbox and provide 30 minutes of crafting fun in a cute little box.

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Below is a peak at last month’s kit. Isn’t it GORGEOUS?? I have no doubt that June’s kit will be AWESOME as well!

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About Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin is an awesome project kit that arrives each month with a ready to create project just for you! You will be provided with paper, ink, stamps, directions, and any accessories for your project all in an adorable little box. All you need to provide is adhesive and about one-half hour of your time!

If you ever wondered about Paper Pumpkin, this month is the BEST opportunity to give it a chance.

This amazing offer starts Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) {that’s 6 p.m. for those of you in Wisconsin} and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).

That’s about 31 hours – a little more than one day, but it will go by in a blink!

This is available for FIRST TIME SUBSCRIBERS ONLY – Grab your first Paper Pumpkin kit for practically pennies.

Details:

  • Discount applies to one kit for June 2016.
  • After June, 2016, the price for the subscription is $19.95.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • To subscribe – just click here (use the promo code ONEDAYDEAL):

SUBSCRIBE to Paper Pumpkin

 

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There are also a TON of ideas of different things that you can do with your kits. Here is a link to Pinterest showing different ideas for the kit from May.

 


Receive a FREE gift from me and the chance to win a FREE stamp set!

When you place an online order of $65 or more this month, I will send you a FREE gift (along with an instruction sheet). Be sure to use hostess code: UBA3NYN7 when placing your online order. You will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice.

If you are placing an order over $150, DO NOT use the hostess code above as you will want to get all of the hostess benefits for yourself! You will still receive a FREE gift from me and be entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice.

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NeXT CaRD BuFFeT — Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. Choose six cards to create for just $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you might need (i.e. baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Wednesday, June 22 so I will have enough materials cut and ready to roll!

Hope to see you on June 25!


The kick-off of the new catalog also includes a lot of AWESOME perks!

recruiting_header_newdemo_may2416_engEach new person who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. This is an added bonus value of up to $104 USD, depending on which stamp sets you choose.

Details of the Promotion:

  • Promotion Period: June 1–30, 2016
  • New demonstrators who join during the promotion period may choose two stamp sets from the new annual catalog to be included in the Starter Kit for free.
  • Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.
  • Promotion Deadlines: New demonstrator forms must be submitted online or by fax by the times below in order to receive free stamps.
    • FAX: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 7:50 PM (CST).
    • ONLINE: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 12:50  AM (CST).

See details of how to join my team by visiting here or feel free to give me a call or email!


Anyone hosting an event in June can get Extra Stampin’ Rewards, which can be used towards your Starter Kit. How AWESOME is that?!?!

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For each event that you host with $350 USD or more in sales, that host will receive $35 USD Extra Stampin’ Rewards!

What is involved in hosting a stamp show?

  • CATALOG SHOW – collect orders from family, friends, and yourself and then call or email me your order!  I will get everything ordered online for you!
  • STAMP SHOW – contact me to schedule a stamp show in your home.  I will demonstrate three new ideas for you and your guests by using new products from the catalog.  FREE hostess items are based on your show totals.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou