Thursday, December 14, 2017

Shop and Save in December

DON’T MISS these great ways to shop and save on Stampin’ Up! in December:

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Stockings

I finished making up these darling little stockings that were in the Paper Pumpkin in November.  I have to figure out what to do with them, now that I'm not teaching.  There are ten of them, so I was thinking of filling them with a candy cane, or something a bit more substantial and handing them out to the FedEx/UPS/Mail people during these next couple weeks.  They are being kept extremely busy these days with so many on-line orders.  Or I may fill them and keep them in my car to give to sales people who are sometimes in need of a little pick-up at this busy time of year.

I should be receiving the December Pumpkin any day now, and I can't wait to see what's inside.  Will it be Christmas related, or New Years, or something completely different.

Don't forget NOW is a perfect time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin as a gift for someone for Christmas, for any of the timelines shown below.

6-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription - Price: $154.00
You have until January 10, 2018 to subscribe for the January Pumpkin.
Paper Pumpkin is a subscription kit program by Stampin’ Up! Each month a fully designed project kit arrives at your door filled with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go, so you can skip to the fun. You'll enjoy fun projects like cards, gift packaging, home d├ęcor, and more.
Simply shop for the Paper Pumpkin HERE on my Website and click through the prompts.

Happy Stamping and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Just Breathe.......

Keep remembering that, as you prepare for the holiday season. It's the time of year when we are the busiest with shopping, planning and creating. So remember, to take time for yourself, breathe, and enjoy some down time. I've had many stampers leave after a workshop saying that they had fun, they needed the time out of the house, and they were happy to have created something.

Date: December 22, 2017

Times: 6:00-8:00pm

Place: 9505 - 86 Street


Create: 3 cards with co-ordinating envelopes.

Bring along a friend who has not stamped with me before and I will have a gift for both of you!

Please RSVP by Dec 19 !!!
RSVP for Evening Class HERE 
Remember to Breathe Deep,  find gratitude in the little things of the day and I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. 

Monday, December 11, 2017
Monday, December 11 receive free shipping on all Stampin’ Up! orders. 

One last exciting offer before the holidays! We are offering free shipping for 24 hours only. 

Click on the picture above to connect to the product selection at my on-line store.
Anyone using the Host Code 7BNPACCB will have a chance to win a package of shiny goodies.  Club members will have their names put in twice.
Happy Shopping!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

What is the Stamparatus???

 Everything you Need to Know

Woo Hoo!  This is old, but very important news!  Stampin' Up! is releasing a Stamp Placement tool and it is different from any other Stamp placement tool on the market.

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Product details:
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$65.00 CAD
Watch this video to see the scoop!

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator (talk about a good time to join my team) and 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • Customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
Here are the reservation windows:

 As you can see, we are currently in the second reservation window.  I checked this morning, and you can still reserve your Stamparatus.  However,  I would strongly suggest you get in on this second reservation window as quickly as possible because they flew off the shelves the first time.
You will not be billed for the tool until the item arrives and ships from Stampin' Up! warehouse.

There is a maximum reservation number (since the manufacturer can only produce so many in one time frame) so I would not wait to reserve since the reservation window will close early if the maximum number has been reached.

There is a link on my online store where you can reserve your stamparatus.  When you are on my website, click on Shop Now and there will be a picture of the Stamparatus with a "Reserve Yours Now" button. Here you will sign into your account, or create one if you have not shopped at my on-line store before.  See more information about the reservation process below in the first Q&A.

We are all learning because this is a brand new way of rolling out this amazing new product.  That's how exciting this product is!

Q & A for the Stamparatus

Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store or emailing me; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see picture below.
 Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store, you can find me with this info...  Joan Jeffery, Demo ID 2000079, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
If you have any trouble, don't hesitate to contact me or 1-800 stamp up.

Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.

Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.

Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.

Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?
A: Yes.

Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time before your credit card has been charged. To cancel please contact me so I can give you more details

Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.

Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
A: Yes.

Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.  Demonstrators can order 3 and get their 20% (or more) discount.  Yes!  It makes sense to Join my team! - Inkspired Divas

Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding.
Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on
a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked
block or die or other instrument
Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a
particular activity or purpose

Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus

This is so super exciting!  I hope you can sense my excitement about this tool! Please don't hesitate to contact me.  I'm happy to help you reserve your tool!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

December Stamp Club

Date: December 19, 2017

Times: 1:00-2:00pm OR 6:00-7:00pm
Place: 9505 - 86 Street
Cost: $12.00 for 3 cards. $24 for 6 cards (2 of each)

Club Members - $8.00 or $16.00

Remember...You do NOT have to be a member of the Stamp Club to attend this event and make these cards! However......

Stamp Club is a great way to build your stamp collection, enjoy a fun night out and receive free product! And you can JOIN AT ANY TIME!
Please RSVP by Dec. 16.
RSVP for Afternoon Stamp Club  HERE 
RSVP for Evening Stamp Club HERE 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Using Stampin'Up! in my Art

While I've been a Stampin'Up! demonstrator for the past 12 years, in the last 5 years, I have also started delving into other areas of art.  I have a variety of art journals going at the same time, as well as venturing into producing mixed media art on canvases.  So, whenever possible, I try to include Stampin'Up! products in my art.  The above is a page out of a current journal using the

"Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies" - 144671 
and the 
"Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies - 144674

It not just cards - our products can be utilized a number of different ways.

Let your imagination go wild,
Happy Creating