Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Blendabilities Update - No Longer Available

If you're on my newsletter list then you already know...by the way, if you click in the side bar when viewing my blog on a PC or laptop, you can see the latest Newsletter that I sent by clicking the Newsletter icon.

Anyway, here's the update.  Unfortunately, this line is no longer available.  There were recently discovered defects that our manufacturer was unable to quickly resolve to our high quality standards, so Stampin' Up! had to make the difficult decision to discontinue the line.  I'm hopeful that we will have a similar product some time in the future, but for now we have Aqua-Painters, Blender Pens, and our regular Markers to add great color to your line art stamps.  If you ordered any defective Blendabilities from me, please let me know.  Mine are all fine...I'm also thankful to have purchased all the available colors while they were offered.



Apparently, in the manufacturing process, when the tip was welded to the barrel, it could leave microscopic holes in the marker tip that caused accelerated evaporation of the alcohol in the ink.

Not all markers are defective, but too high of a percentage to continue carrying them with the current process.  So, test your markers.  We have until June 15th to request replacement items.

While it's not the best news, please understand that Stampin' Up! has our back!  They have very high quality standards to adhere to, and they always make it right!

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spring Yet? Some Samples for You...

Here are some of my favorite Spring samples from Leadership.  Just photos today :)

Happy Stampin'



Monday, February 9, 2015

Stampin' Up! Leadership 2015 - Orlando

Laura and I went to Leadership this year.  So fun as always!  We met up with Beverly and her daughter, Hope, some of the time, but mostly it was just us.

Manager's Reception was at Disney World this year in my favorite section of Disney's Hollywood Studios park!  We got a private showing of Fantasmic and then exclusive access to that corner of the park with the Aerosmith roller coaster and the Hollywood Tower of Terror rides.  Plus we had desserts, Disney characters, photos with Shelli, and a gift to take home.






Laura didn't ride the rides, and I didn't need to ride the insane roller coaster again...I rode it with my husband in 2005...once was enough for me.  The Tower of Terror ride, though, is my favorite ride in all of Disney World.  I rode it 3 times in a row!  I just wish we had 3 hours in the park instead of just 2.


Have a crafty week!




Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Kits Plus a Free Gift

Here's an easy way to get monthly Paper Pumpkin kits and a free gift of a Sale-a-Bration item:


During Sale-a-Bration, a 3-month prepaid subscription is just $54.85 (that's $5 off the regular price).

The greatness of this is that since it's over $50, you get a free Sale-a-Bration item too!

Skip to the fun for three months with all the stamps, ink, and paper ready to go for amazing papercrafting projects.  I have really enjoyed my subscription.  I also got a sneak peek of the next 2 months when I was at Leadership last weekend.  Two fun projects are coming up...they wouldn't let us take photos, so I'm looking forward to seeing mine when they arrive!  Here's 2 examples of past kits.





Here's the link to order the 3-month prepaid and get your free Sale-a-Bration item or click below.
Here's the link to sign up for monthly kits if you just want one month at a time.

Let Stampin' Up! do the cutting and prep work so you can skip to the fun!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valentine Fun Class

I had a couple of small classes to do these two Valentine's Day projects...a Sunday Class and my lunch-time class at work.

This is the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die.  I put tea bags in it, and added a clothespin to keep them in place (took photo before I thought of that).  The Thinlit is perfect sizing...it's 2 pieces, and the large piece cuts from a 6x6 piece of designer paper (I used Painted Blooms).  And since the smaller piece cuts a 3x6 piece of paper, you can maximize the bags using 12x12 paper without any waste.  By the way, the "for you" is included in the Thinlits along with an "enjoy" and several other fun pieces.

Then we decorated these cute Tiny Treat Boxes carried over from the Holiday catalog into the Occasions catalog.


So cute...I love these boxes.  The Blushing Bride roses are from the Artisan Embellishment Kit and the Calypso Coral ribbon is from the Sale-a-Bration button and ribbon pack.

Happy Valentine's Day!