MORE Color Info!

 

Happy Friday/Happy Weekend, people!!

 

 

I have a few things to share with you.

 

First, this is my last make-n-take from OnStage Milwaukee:

 

Rooted in Nature bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

It features many new products included in the Nature's Poem Suite in the new catalog--embellishments, bakers twine, DSP, and stamps.

 

I fell in love with it, and we WILL be having a product based class closer to fall. :D

 

Oh--and this stamp set was one of the items I got to pick from the box of all our supplies on the table before we left OnStage!

 

I was SO EXCITED!!!

 

 

 

Ok, NOW I have some New Color Resources for you.

 

I was VERY PUMPED to find out at OnStage that Stampin' Up! has Color Coach documents available for us!!

 

It will NOT be in the new catalog.

But here they are if you would like to print them yourself.

 

I also added a Color Revamp page that will house all these resources for easy reference in the future.

(I'm sure I'll be adding to it from past posts as well.)

 

 

 


 

Ok, one last thing for you...

 

As you know, I'm having my Moms, Dads, Grads, Brides & Babies Stamp-a-Stack this week Thursday, April 26.

We'll be making a stack of cards--3 each of 5 designs with envelopes:

  • Mother's Day--or at least a feminine design
  • Father's Day--or at least a masculine design
  • Graduation
  • Wedding or anniversary
  • Baby

The class fee is $30 or free if you place a $50 order that night (or I'll add a valid hostess code you can use within a month of the class.) 

 

Well, I added a 10am class that day. 

So--I'm opening both the evening and morning classes back up for this weekend.

 

If you wanna sign up (or even switch to the morning class), do it by this weekend please! 

RSVP NOW:        10am class, 4/26

7pm class, 4/26

 

 

 

Have a fabulously wonderful--and hopefully warm weekend!!

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Wanna know a secret?

 

I know some of you are a little disappointed that the Stampin' Blends are UNorderable right now, but it looks like most of them will be available sometime in May. (NOT OFFICIAL; that's what I'm interpretting.)

 

 

Here's the secret:

We ARE getting more Blends colors in the new catalog! :D

 

I counted 11 NEW colors!

 

 

Here's a make-n-take we made at OnStage Milwaukee a couple weeks ago:

 

Painted Glass, Graceful Glass 6x6 Designer Vellum, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

We used a stamp set called Painted Glass (part of a bundle with thinlits) and some new 6x6 Graceful Glass (black embossed) Designer Vellum.

 

So pretty!

 

Now, I'm not a big stained glass person, but some of it--like THIS piece--is just different.

 

We used Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch Stampin' Blends to color the vellum.

 

You can't REALLY tell we used the Lovely Lipstick cuz it's mounted on Real Red--EXCEPT when you realize that the "white" vellum is just UNcolored. :)

 

(Btw, coloring on the front makes it more vibrant!)

 

 

Oh--and that's some new Black Cord, too.

It's very shiny!

 

 

I have more COLOR things to share with you, but I think I'll save that for tomorrow.

 

 

Have a spectacular day!!

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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2 Questions Answered!--Color Revamp

 

I'm excited about our upcoming Color Revamp!

And I received the new In Colors with my preorder yesterday!

 

I've had a couple questions that I didn't know how to answer yet, AND NOW I HAVE ANSWERS!!

 

I also have a few visuals/comparisons for you!

 

 

Question #1: Will the new formulation of ink refills work in my old style ink pads?

 

Short answer: Yes! (The new refills are perfectly safe/compatible to use in your old pads.)

Exceptions:

  1. Basic Gray (Archival) is going back to a non-permanent, Classic water-based die ink; it will no longer be Archival quality. (Newly formulated ink will bleed if trying to use with a colorbook/watercoloring technique.) So if your pad says Archival? And you want that capability? Make sure you have a Basic Gray ink refill on hand or order it NOW.
  2. Basic Black (Archival) ink is being completely retired. If you love THIS ink? Again, make sure you have your refills. In the next catalog, our black options will only be Jet Black StazOn (yes, it's coming back!) and Tuxedo Black Memento.
  3. REMEMBER THIS WARNING: 

StazOn + Photopolymer = clean immediately!

If you love that StazOn is coming back, YAY!! Me too!! BUT WHEN USING STAZON WITH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMPS, YOU MUST CLEAN THEM RIGHT AWAY, OR YOU TAKE THE RISK OF DAMAGING THE STAMPS! I completely ruined a stamp set before I realized the risk. My words chipped off. StazOn is solvent based, so it is quick drying. That can potentially make the photopolymer stamps brittle and break.

 

 

While we're talking colors, I thought I'd put an easy, clickable visual of the rest of the colors retiring. You can click to order online immediately:

 

Here's a reminder of your retiring products availability/deadlines:

Color Availability chart

 

 

 

Question #2: Will the new style ink pads fit in my Color Caddy that I already have?

 

Short answer: Yes!

BUT just not as tightly as the current/old ink pad style. If you store the updated pads in your caddy, you’ll want to be careful when rotating the caddy and not turn it too fast.

 

Here's the fit/difference in pads in the caddy:

Pad redesign--how they fit in the [old] caddy, www.dazzledbystamping.com
[Old] Caddy fit: top 2 old vs bottom new

 

 

I thought I'd also show you more differences/features:

 

How they stack:

Pad redesign--stackable, www.dazzledbystamping.com
stackable: old vs new

 

How they look:

Pad redesign--larger color label, www.dazzledbystamping.com
Larger color label: old vs new

 

How they look--bottom & inside:

Pad redesign--stackable + inside label, www.dazzledbystamping.com

Pad redesign--inside label, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

 

Just like probably most of you, I won't be replacing all my ink pads right away.

 

But I'm sure excited to get my hands on the brand new colors!!

 

 

If you have more questions about the Color Revamp or pad design--or ANYTHING ELSE, please let me know!

 

 

Btw, are YOU signed up to Craft the Night Away with me, Saturday, 5/5???

RSVP HERE

 

 

Have an amazing day!!

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Clearance Rack Update + Butterflies!

 

Stampin' Up! just dropped a LOAD of items on the Clearance Rack this morning!!

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE CLEARANCE RACK!!

(Don't forget to come back here and check out more swaps!)

 

 

I loved all the butterfly swaps I received!

 

Did you see the 2 coordinating butterfly sets are retiring?

Watercolor Wings and Butterfly Basics + their thinlits/framelits.

 

THIS set--Beautiful Day--is carrying forward from the Occasions Catalog, though:

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Becky Edson, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Bonnie Alexander, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by a fellow demonstrator, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

CLEARLY this ISN'T a butterfly! But it IS from the same set, AND it's one of my favorite swaps! :)

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Julia Mazur, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Have a fabulous day! :)

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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A Magical Swap

 

Before I show you a swap I know many of your (and your daughters) are gonna love, I need to remind you of a couple things...

 

#1 

Remember if you've checked out the Retiring Lists...ALL BUNDLES will retire, because Stampin' Up! UNBUNDLES everything going from one annual catalog the next.

 

However, that doesn't necessarily mean the stamps and the [framelits/thinlits/punch] are gone.

 

Some will definitely still be available; they just won't be discounted 10% as a bundle.

 

Look carefully. :)

 

 

#2

I have a couple classes coming up soon, and one of them has an RSVP deadline by Monday!

  • Moms, Dad, Grad, Brides & Babies Stamp-a-Stack, Thursday, April 26, 7pm (RSVP by Monday, 4/16)
    • 15 cards (3 each of 5 designs), $30 class fee or $50 order: 
    • Mother's Day--or at least a feminine design
    • Father's Day--or at least a masculine design
    • Graduation
    • Wedding or anniversary
    • Baby

 

  • Craft the Night Away!, Saturday, May 5, 6pm-midnight (RSVP by Wednesday, 5/2)
    • It's such a fun, relaxing, BIG BLOCK OF TIME to work on any project of your choice!
    • $5 class fee gets you half a table of space
    • Bring your own: project, snacks, non-alcoholic beverage

 

NEW:

  • Mommy & Me Class (Mother's Day theme), Saturday, May 12, 10am-11:30am (RSVP by Wednesday, 5/9)
    • $20 class fee covers you and your (son/daughter, grandchild...) Click RSVP above for more details.
    • Only 2 M&M spots left (4 people total), so sign up soon!

 

If you have any questions about these classes, let me know!!

 


 

 

Ok, now I'll share the magical swap I received.

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Roberta Clough, www.dazzledbystamping.com

Ok, I'm no mermaid lover, but this is fabulous!!

 

Can you see the Seaside embossing behind her, too?

 

NEED TO KNOW: This Magical Day stamp set is retiring!

Actually the whole suite is...

 

So get it now if you want it!

 

 

Have a magical day!! ;)

 

 

 

 

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Let the swaps begin!! (and a correction)

 

Have you checked out the retiring lists yet?

 

Well, it was brought to my attention today that both my excel (sortable) links were for the Occasions Catalog. Sorry!!

 

 

They're fixed now.

 

Here are the Retired Lists again:

 

 

 

Oh--did you see the catalog front on Facebook yesterday?? 

 

2018 Annual Catalog pic

 

 

 

I couldn't post these pics yesterday, cuz Stampin' Up! is strict about not showing new product or leaking info before ALL Demos (including those not at OnStage) have access to all the info SU! is providing us. (...and we DO happen to be stamping here with new product!)

 

 

Can you tell we were having fun???

Such a great group of girls!!

 

Nadine, Arlene & Judy

Sandi, Bev & Nadine

 

 

 

And here are swaps for your enjoyment from some of my friends:

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Judy Cole, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Arlene Dassance, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Nancy Cole, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Carrie Hacker, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Kristy Hicks, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Thanks for checkin' in!

 

Tomorrow I'll share my absolute FAVORITE swap I received PLUS a sneak peek at a suite of products that will be available to YOU in May!

 

 

Have a wonderful day!!

 

 

 

 

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Steph

 

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Color Revamp

 

While I'm still sitting here at the computer, I decided to update you a little more!

 

Is your head spinning too??? ;)

 

 

First, I want to clarify the available dates of some of the retiring stuff.

 

Here's a table Stampin' Up! gave us. It makes me feel a little better--for you--about the retiring colors.

 

Color Availability chart

 

**Extra note: if a cardstock color becomes unavailable, check with me. I might have it.

 

 

 

 

OK, ON TO MORE COLOR!!

 

Here's a shot of our new color collections:

Color Revamp pic

 

 

 

Stampin' Up! never makes changes like this lightly!

 

 

They monitor purchasing patterns as well as color trends and look at our color collections and identify where we might have needs to fill.

 

 

If you'd like to see a breakdown of the changes, here's a summary you can check out:  Color Revamp Summary

 

 

 

 

Again, let me know if you have any questions!!

 

Have a great night!

 

 

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BIG TIME SPOILER ALERT!!!

 

Last Chance Products

 

Here are the Retired Lists:

(stamp sets only are guaranteed through May 25; all other items are available while supplies last)

 

printable/viewable pdf:    Occasions Catalog pdf

                                            Annual Catalog pdf

 

sortable excel:                   Occasions Catalog excel

                                            Annual Catalog excel

 


 

 

Don't forget to use my April hostess code NM6QRC6V for my freebie with a $50 order.

 

Shop online 24/7!

 

 

Ok, the BIGGEST reveal?

 

Stampin' Up! is doing a color REVAMP!

AND they are redesigning their ink pads!!

 

I didn't realize molds (for the ink pad case, etc) have a shelf life, but they do.

 

It was time to replace the old molds, and SU! decided to innovate.

 

Of course!!!

Smart.

 

It was the perfect time for the (promised 3-5 years) color Refresh!

(The last REFRESH was 2013; the last REVAMP--big change--was 2010.)

 

There will be some NEW and some RETURNING FAVORITES!

 

 

Here are the COLORS retiring:

(ALL ink pad colors will show retiring on the Retired List, because the pads are changing. But these are the COLORS that are leaving.)

  • 2016-2018 In Colors (Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum)--NOT Flirty Flamingo; it's staying!
  • Always Artichoke
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo :(
  • Perfect Plum
  • Rose Red
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Marina Mist
  • Soft Sky
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

 

  • Basic Black pad (SU! is bringing back Jet Black StazOn and keeping Tuxedo Black Memento)
  • Basic Gray pad will no longer be Archival but rather Classic/water-based die ink like the other colors. (Sorry I don't remember SU!'s thinking on that.)

 

 

Shop online 24/7!

 

 

If you have/love any of the above colors, make sure you get your cardstock and ink refills NOW before they're gone!

 

 

 

Here are the Colors returning:

  • Blackberry Bliss (YAY!!!)
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Mint Macaron
  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade

 

 

I'll give you more info about NEW colors when I can put together a visual.

 

 

 

Here are some of the features you'll love about the new ink pad design:

  • still firm foam
  • still flip top (you know that's because having the pad flipped makes it stay inked longer, right?)
  • stackable
  • spot for the color label on the inside of the pad, too! [so you don't mix up Basic Gray with Blackberry Bliss when the pads are open ;) ]
  • easy to open
  • bigger color label on the front
  • defoamer added so there aren't (sometimes) bubbles on your pad when you use it

 

 

 

Couple more notes:

  • Remember Spectrum ink pads??? They're coming back, uninked! Yay!!
  • 6x6 Wood Textures DSP is the only one staying. Yay we get to keep it!!
  • Daphne, the Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments are staying. ;)

 

 

I can order new catalogs on May 1.

  • My catalogs are FREE to you. It's my storefront, so I want you to have it! :)
  • If you're in a club with me, I'll order you one.
  • If you're still stamping with me and you've always gotten one from me, I'll order you one.
  • If you're unsure, contact me, and I'll order you one.
  • I'll let you know when they're available to pick up! (My long distance stampers, you know I'll mail them to you.)

 

 

I MAY be back again today with more color info.

I'll see what I can do!

 

As always, if you have any questions, let me know!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Fabulous OnStage Milwaukee!!

 

 

A Stampin' Up! Event never disappoints!

 

Did I tell you that I found out a day or 2 before we were leaving that Shelli Gardner was gonna be in Milwaukee????

 

SO COOL!!

 

4 Dazzling Demos + Shelli ♥:

Steph, Judy Cole, Shelli Gardner, Arlene Dassance, Nadine Stolt
Steph, Judy Cole, Shelli Gardner, Arlene Dassance, Nadine Stolt

 

Shelli is so warm and gracious and simply amazing!

 

 

OnStage was such a great time!!

 

We met up with another friend we met a few years ago (stayed in rooms next to her and her team.)

 

And then we met 2 new people who sat at our table!

They were a great addition!

Such a fun day!!

 

I mean, how can you NOT have a fun time when you're stamping together???

 

 

Here's a few of us. Oh! There were NO PERFECT PICS, so you're getting a few of them. (Mostly because the ones everyone else looks FABULOUS in, I'm struggling! haha!)

 

Bev Mamayek, Arlene Dassance, Steph, Sandi Phelan, Judy Cole, Nadine Stolt

Bev Mamayek, Arlene Dassance, Steph, Sandi Phelan, Judy Cole, Nadine Stolt

Bev Mamayek, Arlene Dassance, Steph, Sandi Phelan, Nancy Olson, Judy Cole, Nadine Stolt
Bev Mamayek, Arlene Dassance, Steph, Sandi Phelan, Nancy Olson, Judy Cole, Nadine Stolt

 

 

We got our new catalogs early in the day, and they gave us 15 minutes to look at them before moving on! WHAT????

 

Btw we're sworn to secrecy until later this afternoon (1pm MT) when the retired list is released.

All I can say is it's fantastic!!

 

So no project pics or info yet.

 

 

We got to play with new products and take many home!

[And I have to say, I got first pick from the tote at the end of the day--because I was the YOUNGEST! Woohoo!!! ;) ]

 

We celebrated with Judy Cole for earning her Level 1 Quick Start! (specific sales in a specific amount of time as a new demonstrator)

 

I forgot to take a pic of her standing and waving though. :/

She's already earned level 2 as well, but that didn't happen before the deadline for this time of recognition.

 

CONGRATULATIONS JUDY!!!

 

We got CUPCAKES in the afternoon, because we're celebrating the 30 year anniversary of SU!

 

And we got LOTS OF SWAPS!!!

I'll be sharing many of those probably starting tomorrow.

 

It was so much fun sharing this day with more of my team!

You know I love a big group! (Think Hostess Appreciation???)

This day is like THAT!

But with a boxed lunch. hee-hee!

 

(I heard the number 1,000 mentioned this time. LOTS of demonstrators!)

 

Do YOU wanna come with me next time???

I'd love to have you on my team!

 

And you know you can join without any obligation right?

You don't HAVE to hold classes.

 

The ONLY requirement to KEEP being a demonstrator (and being able to go to events like these) is selling or buying $300 of product per quarter--starting with your first FULL quarter.

 

Click here to join now!!

 

 

Ok, I gotta go for now!

 

Have a spectacular day!

And I'll be back later with the Retired List and a little more info!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another SURE THING...

 

I have a few things for you today...

 

#1  Last night I realized another SURE THING that's gonna retire:

 

ALL DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (DSP).

 

The only possible exception is the Fresh Florals DSP Stack (big pad of all the 2017-2019 In Colors.)

 

 

Stampin' Up! does it every year.

They want our catalogs fresh.

 

 

So keep that in mind if you have some favorites--full catalog or Occasions.

 

They won't come back.

 

The rest of the Retired List will be posted after 1pm (MT).

 

 

 

 

#2  We're still close to SAB and I never shared this cutie:

 

Party Pandas (SAB), www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

 

 

#3  I have an important Stamparatus Tips Video for you.

 

Many of you have the Stamparatus in your hands; many more of you will be using one at my clubs/classes.

 

It comes with VERY STRONG magnets, which are also VERY BRITTLE.

 

Please WATCH THIS VIDEO for tips on how to take care of them--and also to see what can happen if you don't:

 

 

 

 

Have a spectacular day!!

 

 

 

 

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