Thursday, March 21, 2013

Back To Stamping...With Some Blog Candy

Hello All!

I have so missed you! I'll spare you the details but in February I became ill and stopped stamping/blogging. All is better now I have been stamping up a storm this week for my swaps for Stampin Up! Regional event this Saturday in St. Louis. woo-hoo!

A great big "Thank You" for the sweet emails  of concern! I really appreciate it and love you all. I have tried to keep up with emails, but if I missed answering someone, please email me again.

 Now, onto the BLOG CANDY, which consists of stamps, paper, ribbon and embellishments.

 Just leave me a comment at the end of this (very long) post and share with me: What do love most about Stampin' Up products or if your a demo, what do you love most about being a Demo?

My answer: I joined because I love their high quality products and wanted the discount, but I stayed because of all the wonderful people I have met and the friendships I have made!

One lucky winner will be announced this Sunday, March 24th at 6:00 pm CST.

I don't have a project to share with you today, but there has been a lot going on at Stampin' Up, so I'll try to bring you up to speed:

Friday, March 22nd - Sale-A-Bration Ending
  • If you have been waiting to place an order,  do it quick so you don't miss out on all the goodies.
  • If you have been thinking about purchasing the Starter it! You won't regret it and you have nothing to lose, no obligation, and  no pressure. It doesn't get an easier than this!
    • Receive 30% off your first product order of $150 or more (or keep it as "instant income" from sales).  Redeem in the first 45 days.
    • Get 20% off Stampin' Up! products or keep as "instant income."
    • Pre-order new products before the customers sales period   
    •     Earn free hostess sets and merchandise faster because of your discount.
    • Receive Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success.
    • Access to  video tutorials and project ideas on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator web site.
    • Earn free stamps with Stampin' Start, Sale-A-Bration and other promotions.
    • Qualify for cash bonuses, product bonuses, incentive trips and other awards.
    • Earn additional income (called a volume rebate) based on your monthly product sales.
    • Encourage others to join your group (recruit) and receive additional compensation.
    • Enjoy 2 free months of a personalized Stampin' Up! on-line store and blog (optional $12.95/mo. after trial).
  • For more information or if your wanting to purchase the Starter Kit, please click here.

Are you constructing a birthday party soon? Let the BDAY Under Construction Ensemble help you create:
  • Invitations
  • Cupcake holders 
  • Candy bar wraps
  • Water bottle labels
  • A banner
  • Thank you cards 
  • And more!
To help you get started, we're throwing in a FREEBIE-a construction cone favor that your guests definitely won't dodge. Remind your customers how easy it is to plan a party with My Digital Studio.
And, to top it off, don't miss the Top Notch Woodcuts embellishments. They are sa-weet. Check out all the new downloads here. (PDF)

Big Changes to the My Digital Studio Product Line

  1. Changed the name of the software from MDS 2 (and MDS 2+) to MDS. 
  2. Lowered the price. What has been known as MDS 2+ is now $19.95 US/$24.95 CAN.
Coming soon:
  1. The upgrade will be free! If you have been holding onto the original My Digital Studio software,  you will be able to upgrade to the new software for free very soon.
  2. Stampin' Up! announced that My Digital Studio will soon be available to our friends in Australia and New Zealand.woo-hoo

Spring is definitely in the air, and we can't wait to show you all the new product in the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Here's your pre-sneak peek look at A Round Array!

We've bundled it with the coordinating 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (introduced in the 2013 spring catalog) just in time for Sale-A-Bration for 15% off!

Dates: March 15 - May 30, 2013

Item #
Spring Surprise Bundle* (English; clear)
Spring Surprise Bundle (Spanish; clear)
Spring Surprise Bundle (French; clear)

What if you already have the punch? Don't fret! Just buy the set!
Item #
A Round Array Stamp Set* (English; clear)
Variedades Stamp Set (Spanish; clear)
M├ędallions s├ęduction Stamp Set (French; clear)

 Photopolymer Stamps
  • We're thrilled that so many of you are loving the new photopolymer stamp set, Designer Type (item 132956). We've seen an even bigger interest in this stamp set than we expected. If the demand remains high, Stampin' Up!s stock of this set may become depleted. They do have more on the way and if any backorders occur they will be filled the week of March 25. 
  • Stampin' Up! had mistakenly announced that the photopolymer stamps are FDA approved. It has now come to our attention that this is not the case. Because of this, we do not recommend that you use these stamps with food. While there is no reason to believe that use of photopolymer stamps with food will cause harm, there is not an FDA approval in place.

Sent With Love Special Offer

Dates: February 1 - April 30, 2013 Details:
During this limited-time offer, you can purchase the exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set or Sent with Love Designer Series Paper-or bundle them for a special 20 percent discount!

Use the Sent with Love product suite to make an array of travel-themed projects.
Sent with Love Stamp Set (clear-mount; English only)
Sent with Love Designer Series Paper
Pretty Bundle
Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine
20% off retail value!

The Sent with Love Stamp Set and Sent with Love Designer Series Paper are only available during this special offer. After April 30, they'll both fly away!

In addition, you may purchase the Sent with Love Digital Kit (item 132914; $9.95). Please note that the digital kit is not included in the bundle.

Sorry for the long post. I'm trying to get everyone up to speed on all the promotions, so no one misses out. 


  1. I love the color coordination with Stampin Up. Using DSP that I know will match the cardstock is so helpful to me.

  2. So glad your back! Lookin forward to more inspiration!! I love the high standard of quality in the product...and the colour coordination makes completing y projects so simple!

  3. I love the discount. The quality of the stamps, inks, papers, etc. i just love it all!!!
    ~Kelli S.

  4. So glad to see your blog again, wishing you well!
    My favorite part of Stampin Up is the variety of items and coordination, plus the quality. And they just keep getting better ;)
    Thanks for a chance to win great goodies!

  5. Glad to see you back! Hope you are all better!
    I love so much about Stampin' Up! I love the coordination of the products, the quality of the products and I love the ability to do what I love and to share that with others!

  6. I love how everything coordinates so perfectly. Stamps coordinate with punches/Big Shot Dies. Markers, Ink Pads, Cardstock, DSP, embellishment all match perfectly! It's amazing and makes designing so much simpler!

  7. I love the quality of SU product, the ease of coordinating and meeting others that love to stamp. Welcome back!

    Terri B

  8. What I love most about SU products is the coordinating products. It saves so much time not having to guess what to put together. I just recently discovered your blog and am glad to see you back!

  9. So v v glad and relieved that you are AOK Beth....I sent u an e mail a while back...and then I got even more concerned when I heard nothing!!! Being crook is bad enough....but being crook for a long time...especially when it impacts on ur creativity, is even WORSE!!!!
    To answer your Q...I can answer fm both a long time customer and now a v v new demo perspective!!! Customer...QUALITY and the easing of the procrastination factor for me with colours/co-ordination and of course the magical punches!!! Fm a new Demo - LOVE the discount (der) but I am also loving stretching my creativity further and also making and affirming so many wonderful friendships with those near and far!!!
    Take care of you..... ooxx

  10. I'm glad you are feeling better! As for what I love about being a demo...hmmm too much!The products, the friends, the teaching, the coordinating products, on and on. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. LOVE the stamp set!


  11. I love how everyone shares creative ideas. The products are a really good value.

  12. Been missing you Beth and glad that you are ALL better and back to doing what you and we love soooo much! I am a hobby demo and also joined for the discount and like you, the fabulous products that keep us loving all that we do!...but am totally in love with all of our embossing products...wet, dry,whatever....embossing folders, embossing powders and of course our dies and the BIG SHOT!!!! Thank you for offering this great Blog Candy....take good care!!!!!!!!!

  13. I love how I can buy stamps, ink, cardstock, designer paper, punches and embossing folders that coordinate. Whats not to love?

  14. I like Stampin Up products because theirs is quality. I know if I want a particular design, they will have it! Also, their paper is high quality and heavier than store bought. Which is great for 3D projects.

  15. I'm so glad to see you back as I enjoy your projects so much. As a demo, I really enjoy crafting with people who quickly become friends. At this point, we do more talking and eating than stamping at my club because it's like a meeting a friends. :)

  16. I love all you do and I love all the beautiful colors that Stampin Up offer. The ribbon, paper ink etc are all BEAUTIFUL!!

    Have a great day!

  17. I love how everything goes together and one stop shopping too, no longer running everywhere to find this and that too match or go together. I've missed seeing your creativity in my in box, sorry to hear you was sick, glad you are feeling better! :)

  18. Yahoo ~ you are back !!! I really missed your wonderful projects. Glad you are well. I just became a demonstrator but have used the products for about 10 years. I love how everything goes with everything ~~ one stop shopping !! Stampin' Up products are always the best quality, too and that makes a huge difference.
    So happy you are blogging again !

  19. So glad you are back! I love the quality of Stampin' Up's products and the way everything coordinates. Creativity can flow when you don't have to run around looking for ribbon or paper to finish a project. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy - take care!

  20. I love all the coordinating colors from Stampin' Up. And I love their great punches. It makes my crafting so much easier! So happy you are feeling better and are back to creating again.

  21. Stampin Up makes creating cards so easy with all the wonderful papers, inks, ribbons, punches and ideas available.

  22. i love the matching stamp sets and framelits! laura j

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