Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Test drive the new So Hoppy Together stamp set

  • A Sneak Peek of Oh So Hoppy from Sale-A-Bration 
  • Organize your 2019 with a Planner
  • Not too early to think about your Valentines

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek

Today we're test driving another new stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration brochure, which I understand many of you received just before Christmas. We're using So Hoppy Together stamp set. This is one of the free selections from the Sale-Bration Brochure with a $50 Stampin' Up! order beginning January 3.  This set was a smash hit at the November OnStage event, when it was demonstrated on stage with a bit of a, uh hum, positioning issue.   (Ask someone who was there...).  I'm for-sure going to recreate the card for my husband for Valentine's Day.  It brought the audience to a standing ovation after it had most people rolling in the aisles for about 15 minutes.  No body cared that the demonstration went way over time allotted.   Definitely had to be there live to appreciate it.  

Before my customers begin calling, YES, the new Occasions catalogs are also on the way.  They were shipped within a few days of each other, so it should be in your mailbox soon.  If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, and you need the upcoming catalogs, just let me know.   

Sale-A-Bration is a special sale Stampin' Up! holds during Jan - Feb - March, where each $50 or $100 purchase earns you free selections from Sale-A-Bration merchandise from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  This year, during Sale-A-Bration, there is also THE BEST SIGN UP BONUS I have ever seen during my 12 years as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  

If you've thought about joining Stampin' Up! as either a hobby demonstrator -just for the 20% discount on your orders-- or if you've always wanted a side hustle to earn a little extra money while having a ball with your crafty friends, beginning January 3, you'll be able to sign up for $99 and pick $175 -- YES $175-- worth of merchandise from any of the current Stampin' Up! catalogs as your starter kit.  This is THE Best Offer I've ever seen Stampin' Up! offer new demonstrators.  Be sure to wait until January 3 to get the $175 offer, and then, click this link to sign up, or contact me with your phone number and we'll work through a Starter Kit order to get you the most for your money.      

So Hoppy Together stamp set.  A free Sale-A-Bration Selection
with a $50 ordering beginning January 3, 2019

I used a basecard of Granny Apple Green, then a layer of Basic Black.  Then a layer of a print from the Tea Room Specialty designer series paper that I remembered had flies or bees as part of its background -- perfect for my little green froggie.      

I die cut a stitched Whisper White rectangle using the new set of Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (bottom of page 28 in the new Occasions catalog).  Then I set up my Stamparatus with the little bugs images, the frog image and the sentiment stamp, all on a single Stamparatus plate so that I could stamp all three at one time in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.   Then I used the light and dark Granny Apple Green Blends alcohol-based markers to color the little bugs and the frog. 

The 1/2" Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon is tied across the image block.   I'm pretty sure that this stamp set is going to be extremely popular as a free selection, and I encourage you to place your order early if you want to select this stamp set as your free selection.  I know I've already ordered 5 of these stamp sets.  Hope there's some left for you.  :-)   


  • Stamps: So Hoppy Together (Free Sale-A-Bration selection beginning Jan 3 2019)
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Blends markers
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories:   1/2" Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Big Shot  

Clearance Rack Sale - Up to 60% off

 Clearance Rack items have been refreshed

One of the great deals as you begin planning for the first few months of 2019 are the Painted Love Gold Vinyl Sticker.  These are self-adhesive hearts, borders, and shapes in brilliant gold.  Have you started setting up your Planner for 2019?  Use these hearts and boarders to decorate the pages of your Planner.  Also great for cards, scrapbook pages or to decorate card tins, like the one below on the Year-End Close out sale.

Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers - 145586 - Normally $7.00, on Clearance $2.80

Pick up the Red Distressed Card Tins on the Year-End Closeout and decorate the tin with the Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers (above), and use your decorated tin to store your Valentine's Cards -- both the stickers and tins will save your pocketbook a pretty penny. 

Red Distressed Card Tin - 148027 - Was $9.50; Now $6.17 on Year-End Closeout

And, if you're looking for a great deal on Stampin' Up!'s high-quality cardstock, you won't see prices much better than what you'll see on the Clearance rack.  Take a look at these retired 8-1/2 X 11" cardstock pack of 24 sheets, which are normally $8.00.Now $3.20!!!

  • Always Artichoke - 105119 -  Normally $8.00; Sale Price $3.20
  • Island Indigo - 122923 - Normally $8.00: Sale Price $3.20
  • Naturals White - 102316 - Normally $7.50:  Sale Price $3.20
  • Print Pirouette - 111351 - Normally $8.00; Sales Price $3.20
  • Soft Sky - 131203 - Normally $8.00; Sales Price $3.20
  • Tangelo Twist - 133677 - Normally $8.00; Sales Price $3.20
  • Tempting Turquoise - 102067 - Normally $8.00; Sales Price:  $3.20
  • Wild Wasabi - 108641 - Normally $8.00; Sales Price:  $3.20
  • Wisteria Wonder - 122922 - Normally $8.00; Sales Price:  $3.20

These cardstock colors are only good until they are gone, so if you're looking for a real deal on the quality cardstock available from Stampin' Up!, this is a great opportunity to stock up for future needs.

Organize your 2019 for Maximum Productivity

Are you ready for 2019?  One more item you won't want to overlook on the Clearance Rack -- especially as you begin planning your 2019 -- is the Love Today Planner. To organize yourself in 2019, you'll love that you can customize your planner with your stamps, stickers that come with your Planner, die cuts, and photos, while planning to achieve your goals more easily than ever. 

While your phone has taken over most of the tasks of a Planner, there is research that suggests that writing things down by hand helps you retain information better.  Also, a paper Planner keeps everything in one place, instead of bouncing from app to app.  You can have it in one place rather than bouncing from one app for calendar, a separate to-do list app, and yet another app for notes and lists.

Organize your time.  Spend it with purpose

Focus on the goals you care about.  List reminders for your greeting card needs each month, schedule your blog posts, Facebook videos, and stamping dates along with all of your ideas, goals, tasks, and every-day to-dos.  You might turn your planner into a memory book where you can use it to capture thoughts, doodles and photos to scrapbook.  Just add a few 6" X 8" Memories & More photo pages from page 194 in the Annual Catalog. 

Treat yourself or a loved one, your Mom, Coworkers, BFFs and siblings to this organization essential for 2019. No dates are printed so your can start using the Love Today Planner anytime you want.  Pick up several and you can use them as gifts throughout the year!     

No dates printed.  Start using anytime.  Besure to pick up a refill
Love Today Planner Kit - was $37; now $14.80   Item # 144259

Decorate your notes pages or the 4 photo protector pages as a vision board.  Visualization is one of the most powerful tools you can use to help you achieve your goals. Stamp or write your dates, then create healthy habits and track your daily and weekly to-dos, including your craft time, daily water intake, steps achieved, and hours slept.  Do life differently in 2019 with a planner that's going to help you stay organized.      

Make it your own.  Plan goals that matter.  Organize your time

While you're on the clearance page, pick up a refill for your Planner to extend the value of your initial purchase.  Again, because the pages aren't printed with dates, you'll be able to start using your refill at any time.  You'll love the flexibility to create the look you love with enough free space to make it your own.  Use your dies cuts to add snowflakes in January, hearts in February, bunnies in March, etc, then in April, stamp your pages with flowers and other fun images for your future months.  Spend your valuable time on what's meaningful to you       

Love Today Planner Kit Refill - was $27, now $10.80 145386

You can combine items from the Clearance Rack and from the Year-End Closeout pages on the same order with items from the 2018 - 2019 annual catalog and Holiday catalog.  If you're a demonstrator who hasn't placed your December preorder for Occasions and Sale-A-Bration items, you can add those items, 

Year-End Closeouts sale thru January 2, 2019

Know which Holiday Catalog items will carry over after January 2. Download a pdf copy of the Holiday carryover list here.  Pay particular attention to the bundles in the current Holiday catalog that you're thinking about purchasing for next year.  Buy them before January 2, because the bundle price -- a 10% savings -- goes away on January 2.  You'll still be able to purchase these carryover items after January 2, but you'll no longer get the 10% savings for purchasing them as a bundle.  

Stretch the money you received for the holiday by purchasing discounted merchandise now, while supplies last.  A few surplus items from the annual catalog are also included in this sale.    

This is also a great time to pick up your retiring favorites from the Holiday catalog that will go away January 2.

Here's a pdf of the Full Year-End Closeout list, including which items are discounted.

 Download a .pdf of the full Year-End Closeout List
Download a pdf of the Full Year-End Closeout List

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