A Fresh Start

The month of January holds so much potential, doesn’t it? A fresh start. A clean slate. I love it. So as I look ahead to 2018, I am excited.

I have some exciting new opportunities to offer you this month.
Occasions 2018 ImageWe have a new Occasions Catalogue called Love It. Live It. Share It. What an appropriate title! If you are a regular customer of mine, you should have already received it in the mail. If you have not, please contact me and I would love to make sure you too receive this beautiful catalogue.

Sale-a-bration 2018 ImageIt is also our biggest promotion of the year…Sale-a-bration. For every $60 you spend (before tax & shipping), you choose a FREE product from the reward brochure.

You can shop, host a stamping event/class and share your passion, or join by purchasing a starter kit and getting even MORE rewards. Purchasing a starter kit is the BEST DEAL!

First: Choose $165 in Stampin’ Up! products for just $135. (no shipping or gst)
Second: Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets (ANY SETS from the annual or occasions catalogue – that’s up to a $132 value!

You can choose your Starter Kit HERE. Best decision ever!

A Paper Share
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE paper. The new Occasions Catalogue has 8 new kinds of paper packs!! If you ordered them all, it would cost you $144.95. If you participate in a paper share, it will only cost you $45. (If you do not live local, postage will be extra.)

All papers will be 6″ x 6″ in size. Here’s a small picture of what you will receive…but you KNOW they are way more beautiful in real life!!

24 sheets of Picture Perfect Party DSP
Picture Perfect Party DSP
12 sheets of Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP
Sweet Soiree DSP
12 sheets of Painted with Love Specialty DSP
Painted with Love DSP
12 sheets of Petal Passion DSP
Petal Passion DSP
24 sheets of Tutti-Frutti DSP
Tutti-frutti DSP
12 sheets of Myths & Magic Specialty DSP
Myths & Magic DSP
6 sheets of Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
Myths & Magic Glimmer
12 sheets of True Gentleman DSP
True Gentleman DSP
 **Everyone who purchases a share will be entered into a draw for a free shimmer ribbon pack. Three rolls of gorgeous shimmery ribbon in basic gray, bermuda bay, and calypso coral.**
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Order your Paper Share HERE. Deadline to order is Friday, January 19th.

Class in the Mail
I am piloting a new class series this month called Class in the Mail. My intent is to provide a new one each month..so your response will be the key to its success!

How does it work?
I announce the product you need to pre-order…you order it through me…I pre-cut all the supplies and put together project packets and mail them to you. Then you will receive a PDF file that includes pictures and detailed instructions on how to create the 4 projects. Sound like fun? I would love for you to give it a try and provide me with feedback. This is a great opportunity for some of you who are long distance customers and never have a chance to attend one of my classes:)

January Class in the Mail – Bubble Over
Bubble-Over-Bundle
I just love this new stamp set and matching framelits. You will too!

You will need to use your own new bundle plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects. If there are additional punched or Big Shot pieces that are different than the matching framelits you are getting, they will be included in your class packet.

Your class fee includes the stamp set and matching framelits, a package of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (for your bubbles!), project supplies and a PDF file. (If you do not live local, a method of postage will need to be determined. I believe expresspost is about $10.)

 Prepaid class fee: $72
You will receive the coordinating FREE Sale-a-bration item Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper. Your supplies will be cut from your package…and there will still be PLENTY left over to create more!

Order your Bubble Over Class in the Mail today! Deadline to order is next Friday (Jan.19th).
Packets will go out during the last week of January.
Order your Class in the Mail HERE.

All other orders can be placed in my online store HERE.
There are so many wonderful new products!
January Hostess Code is MR94DNH9

Stay warm everyone!
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It’s Beginning to Look A lot like Christmas

It’s December 12th and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. Christmas cards are made, we’ve had our annual team Christmas party (aka our chocolate fondue night!),  and some presents are wrapped and under the tree. I even decorated a little bulletin board in my office.
Bulletin Board Here are the little gifts I gave out at our team party. I packaged up mini fresh balsam candles.
Team-Gifts-2017-1I used the 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags, and just cut a piece of DSP to fit the inside.
Team-Gifts-2017-2I scored it at 2″ so it would lay flat in the bottom.
Team-Gifts-2017-3The boxwood wreaths are a perfect final touch to each of your pretty packaging! They are also very perfect for home decor pieces like this one.
Home-FrameHere’s another beautiful home decor piece (created by Sherry Roth) for our Christmas gift exchange. Do you have any left over pieces of Christmas DSP? This might be a great way to use some smaller pieces.Tree Frame I hope you are enjoying crafting this holiday season.

When you are ready to replenish some supplies, be sure to shop through my online store HERE and use Hostess Code WP3KHD27 to receive a free thank you gift from me. (NOTE: if you click NO CONTACT, I will not be able to see who placed the order…and then sadly you will not receive the free gift.)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!
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What is a Stamparatus?? Everything you need to Know.

Today is a very important day! Stampin’Up! is releasing a stamp placement tool and it is different than any other stamp placement tool on the market.
Stamparatus HeaderIt’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Product Details:

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$65.00 CAD

Watch this video!

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator  and 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • Customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

Here are the reservation windows:

Reservation Windows Available to Ship
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018
 As you can see, the first reservation window starts today at 2:00 pm MST. I would strongly suggest you get in on the first reservation window so you can be the first to get in line for this product. You will not be billed for the tool until the item arrives and ships from Stampin’ Up! warehouse but today is the day to reserve your tool! 

There is a maximum reservation number (since the manufacturer can only produce so many in one time frame) so I would not wait to reserve since the reservation window may close early if the maximum number has been reached.

I believe there will be a link on my online store where you can reserve your Stamparatus.  You must have a Stampin’ Up! online account and make sure to have me as your demonstrator in your profile. 

We are all learning because this is a brand new way of rolling out this amazing new product.  That’s how exciting this product is! 

 

Q & A for the Stamparatus

Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store or emailing me; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see picture below.
 
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Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store, you can find me with this info…  Winona Semler, Demo ID 1000226, Edmonton, Alberta. If you have any trouble, don’t hesitate to contact me or 1-800-stamp up.
 
Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.
 
Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.
 
Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.

Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?
A: Yes.
 
Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time before your credit card has been charged. To cancel please contact me so I can give you more details.
 
Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.
 
Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?
A: Yes. (And if you get in on this first reservation period, you will be able to take advantage of the Sale-a-bration period Jan-March!!)
 
Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
A: Yes.
 
Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.  Demonstrators can order 3 and get their 20% (or more) discount.  Yes!  It makes sense to Join my Team.
 
Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding.
 
Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on
a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked
block or die or other instrument
Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a
particular activity or purpose
 

Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus

Stamparatus ImageThis is super exciting!! If you need help reserving your Stamparatus, please contact me and I would be happy to help you.

Have a great day everyone,
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