Saturday, April 20, 2019

New Catalog is in the House!

OnStage April 2019

I had SO much fun last weekend! Six members of my Friends Ink team were able to travel to Vancouver, BC for the Stampin' Up! OnStage. What is OnStage?

It started Friday night with CenterStage for Demonstrators who hold the title of Silver Elite and above. I qualify for that special night and we were treated to an over the top buffet dinner with a phenomenal display of desserts. Here is the beautiful centerpiece on the tables...


During dinner we chatted with one of the concept artists at Stampin' Up! It was a delight to hear about her job and how they work to create the samples that are displayed in our catalogs. 

One of the highlights of any Stampin' Up! event is connecting with demonstrator friends. Here I am with Canadians Elizabeth Ames and Dayanna Donng and Californian Debbi Green. I have known Dayanna & Debbi for quite some time but although I have known Elizabeth online, this is the first time we met in person.


The only other picture I took in the Convention Center on Friday was of this table all set and ready for us to arrive on Saturday morning.

Of course, I received my copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalog on Friday evening and my roommates were more than happy to get a sneak-peek when I returned to our hotel.



Saturday was a fun-filled day of new product reveal, stamping, prizes, stamping demonstration and more stamping...


We managed to get in a Friends Ink group photo before the festivities began!


The table looks a little different now.


Here are the Make & Take projects we completed...




 Psst! This one is from the May Paper Pumpkin Kit that Shelli Gardner helped to create!


I can't wait to show you more of these stamp sets and projects in the coming year! Everyone can order from the new 2019-20 Annual Catalog on June 4th. Want to order in May with a discount? Join my Friends Ink team now and order starting May 2nd or join in May and add new product to your starter kit. Choosing $125 worth of product for $99 + tax is always a fantastic way to get started! 

Our next Friends Ink Stamp & Share is Sunday, May 5th. I would love to have you come to learn more about what being a demonstrator is all about. You already know that we have FUN!

Stampin' Up! is always generous during these events and this picture shows most of the goodies I came home with. From the embroidered tote bag to the stamps, Designer Series Paper, business supplies and the special little purse, they make sure the day leaves us feeling valued and excited for the year to come.

I can't wait for the next OnStage event in Portland, Oregon in November. Want to attend with me? Let's talk about it!

In the meantime... to make room for the great new items in the upcoming catalog, the list of retiring product is out. Stamp sets are guaranteed to be available until May 24th but ALL other retiring products are WHILE SUPPLIE LAST so if there is something you have been waiting to get - PLEASE don't wait too much longer. I would hate for you to miss out!





Happy Stamping!

Carla

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Making Room for MORE Awesomeness!

You know what time of year it is right? This week Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the world will get to see the upcoming 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Eeek! I am one of them!

The new catalog is always exciting but it is also a reminder that some of our beloved products are now on the short-list... The complete retiring list is not available yet but we do know a few details. As always, some InColors will retire to make room for new InColors. Oh, how I love these colors...

Now is the time to make sure you have an Ink Refill for each of these Ink Pads you own and stock up on the cardstock, ribbons, and embellishments.

A couple of surprises were announced by Stampin' Up! today so I have a few more things you will want to stock up on...

First: If you have and use our Stampin' Trimmer you need to know that it, along with replacement blades, scoring blades, and cutting mats will not be in the upcoming catalog. Currently, there is a limit of three (3) two-blade packages per order. On April 15th the order limit will increase to six packages and remain at 6 until they are no longer available. Please order what you need to keep cutting cleanly well into the future!

Surprise #2... Stampin' Up! is working with a new supplier for our die-cutting and embossing product line. New dies and embossing folders will be offered in the new catalog but we will not carry the current die-cutting and embossing machine. That means, if you need new cutting pads, embossing mats, magnetic plate, die brush, platforms or a Big Shot machine - now is the time to get them. 

And #3... Click Here to see the paper and ink items that will see a slight price increase on June 3, 2019. Save by stocking up today!

I really can't wait to see what we get to replace our Paper Trimmer and Die-cutting/embossing machine!


Click on any of these retiring products to start shopping...




The April Host Code is 7WSUVCZG. Please use this code during online checkout if your order is under $150. If your order is over $150 there is no need to use the code as you will receive Stampin' Rewards which equal FREE product!  

Happy Stamping!


Carla


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