Showing posts with label Scrapbooking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scrapbooking. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Stampin' Up! Retired List 2015 now available.

  • Stampin' Up! Retired List Published
  • 50% off first two months of Paper Pumpkin until June 10
  • Project Life for traditional scrapbooking and digital scrapbooking

Retired list?  Yup!  Its finally here!  Download a copy of the Stampin' Up! 2015 Retired list of stamps and accessories here:   

Still looking for your favorites before items retire?  While supplies last, you can order your favorites from the 2014-2015 catalog at my Stampin' Up! store.
Get ready.  The new catalog is available June 2.  
Stay tuned.  

As soon as the catalog is live, you'll find a link here, 
on the Stamped Sophisticates site.  

My preorder has arrive and I'm having fun with new stamps, new colors and new accessories.

Paper Pumpkin at 50% OFF

Just  a few more weeks, until June 10, 2015, to get the first two months of Paper Pumpkin monthly paper craft kits at 50 percent off when you sign up for Paper Pumpkin. 

Details: NEW Paper Pumpkin subscribers who sign up at My Paper Pumpkin before June 10,2015, will receive 50% OFF the first two months. Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin.  After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included!).  I must say that I was very impressed with how much you'll get in these kits!

Each monthly kit include what you need to make the cards or paper crafts in the kit plus instructions...or use your creativity to come up with your own designsSign up with your BFF, mother or sister and  get together for an afternoon of chatting and crafting with your kits.  This also makes a great gift for someone in a nursing home who is still active, but doesn't have space for a full craft room.  Once a month you'll have a special surprise when you visit.  Give her an extra kit or bring your own so she'll have someone to stamp with.  It is a great social activity for any age.

Again, its amazing how much product is in each of kit. More products; and great value for the stamper who wants to do different projects each month, but doesn't want to invest in a lot of suppliers. 

  • This special offer is only valid for new subscribers.

Project Life

Scrapbookers will love the time-saving system for creating scrapbook pages. From Becky Higgins. With Stampin' Up! colors.

Project life from Becky Higgins, with Stampin' Up! colors

Check out all the coordinating cards, kits and stamps.  Look for the Project Life link in the menu on the Stamping Up! on-line store. If you're a digital scrapbooker, check out the My Digital Studio link for digital Project Life downloads.  Earn Stampin' Up! rewards when your merchandise subtotal for all your Stampin' Up! products reaches US$150.00  

Quick Links


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Death of a Scrapbook Store

Lonestar Scrapbooking was one of the largest independent stores in the Houston area -- located near the Woodlands community.  A perfect, planned community, filled with families creating happy memories.  A perfect location for a scrapbooking store...or so you would think.  The last time I was there, they had expanded their space to include yet more room for classes and events.  Their bus tours were legendary.  A day full of discount shopping at sister independent scrapbook stores with projects in each store.  A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. 

The first scrapbooking classes I attended were at Lonestar Scrapbooking.  A couple of hours were all it took to complete a wonderful couple of pages.  I signed up for a quite a few classes in my early scrapbooking days -- seven years ago now. 

My workspace was a 4 foot table in the corner of our guest bedroom.  It was fun! But with a heavy work schedule, I found I never had the time to finish all the scrapbook pages I thought of creating.  I bought the papers, embellishments and supplies; but I never quite had the time to finish.  So I soon switched to card making and small paper crafting projects that only took an hour or so to complete.  And although it certainly didn't save my family any money, it was a hobby that helped me make friends outside of work -- something I hadn't had the time to do in the 10 years we lived in Houston.

But why did my favorite scrapbooking store close?  A victim of the 2008-2009 economy?  The opening of a large chain scrapbooking store across town?  A market change to electronic die cutting and printing tools?  On-demand YouTube-based video demonstrations on any stamping or scrapping technique you might want to learn?  Blogs filled with ideas?  Digital Scrapbooking with products like My Digital Studio? Or, perhaps, direct sales scrapbooking and rubber stamping companies like Stampin' Up! who are signing up 10,000 demonstrators a year with a far wider range of coordinated and complimentary products than all but the largest stores can compete with?  Whatever the reason, closing of the landmark Lonestar Scrapbooking store in the Houston area is a sad day. 

How about your area?  Is your favorite independent scrapbooking store doing well and growing?  Or are we seeing a trend?