Monday, May 30, 2016

Wish Lists Ready? It's almost time...

Sharpen your pencils! Shopping will begin on this new Stampin' Up! Catalog Wednesday, June 1st around midnight mountain time. Go to and click on SHOP

I am quite excited for everyone to see what's in the catalog. It is beautiful. 

And my new catalog open house is June 7, 5-8 at Caribou Coffee in Coon Rapids by Home Depot (Riverdale area). Even if you already have your catalog, come and get some goodies, see lots of samples, make & take, more. 

Excited demo, Sandy

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Excitement is Building! New Catalog soon

Be sure you are on my mailing list! New catalog launches in 15 days!

My open house is June 7, 5-8 pm at Caribou Coffee in Coon Rapids at Riverdale. Join me. 

Catalog, goodies. Bring camera, lots of samples. 

Register if you want to be sure to get a make & take packet. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Happy Mail at Last!

This catalog has had quite a journey! Being a Demonstrator we are able to pre-order select items from the upcoming catalog. At the time of the order we were able to have a catalog shipped in our box. I misunderstood the directions and skipped that part, never mind that I over-nighted my order so I could get my hands on that catalog. 

I called Stampin' Up! the next day, they offered to direct ship one to me, sending it that day. I said no, I have already placed an order for boxes of catalogs for customers and those will come soon enough. (I am working on my patience here...) Turns out that order was delaying in picking and isn't due for delivery until next week now. Argh! It is just my destiny to get my hands on the catalog at the same time as my customers, right?

Monday, I received an email from Stampin' Up! saying when they mailed me a catalog (part of a bulk mailing to all demonstrators who did not opt for one in the pre-order) that the post office would not accept the envelope it was in. We have used a postal box for decades, and Stampin' Up! has used the same mailing envelope all along also. The email said they would do what they can to get me a catalog as soon as possible. I think they were sensing my frustration with my destiny.

Yes, it seems in an ironic, satirical, funny universal sort of way, that I am not to receive a catalog before the catalog period this year. Laugh with me, because, if you know me, it is funny, in a snarky Sandy sort of way. 

Today, May 12th, my son hands me the mail from our mailbox (yes, the kind in front of your house) and hands me this envelope. Yup, its a catalog!!!!! See how much postage it took Stampin' Up! to get me a catalog? I feel blessed, but also am laughing at how many hiccups there have been in this entire journey of the catalog to get to me. 

Laugh with me, I will be laughing as I lay in bed tonight perusing the new catalog, in the flesh!

Thanks for stopping by, Sandy

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Monday, May 9, 2016

Pineapple 2: a sweet new stamp

I am loving the single pineapple stamp from Stampin' Up! Available June 1st from my store, just click SHOP!

In this project I paired the pineapple with the Pop of Pink product suite, which includes, the thick bakers twine in Melon Mambo, the Pop of Pink washi tape 5 pack, and the Pop of Pink specialty designer series papers. I added a few gold sequins from the sequin trim ribbon. 

Oh, and I stamped the pineapple in Memento ink in black. 

The stamp is quite tall, it's just about 5" tall and about 2.5" wide. I do not know whether it's the pineapple itself, or the patterns in the pineapple or stems that I am drawn too, but I want to keep creating with it for a while. There was a smaller single stamp a number of years ago, 4-5, somewhat pineapple Polynesian looking, I felt the same way about it. Guess you could say I like bold graphic images or bold single images when stamping, or general crafting, or home decor. 

21 days until the new catalog. And oh are there many cute and fresh products. Be sure that you are on my mailing list so you know when to see the new catalog or to get a copy. 

Thank you. Happy stamping, Sandy

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Friday, May 6, 2016

New Catalog Sneak Peek at Pineapple Stamp

Using the (soon to be released) Pineapple single stamp from Stampin' Up! And the new Playful Palette paper stack, and the new rouched Peekaboo Peach ribbon (one if the In Colors starting June 1), I created this card within hours of receiving  my pre-order. 

Pre-order you say? Yes, as a demonstrator I can order select items ahead of the catalog release. One of my favorite perks of being a demo. 

New In Colors are: Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo. Available in ink pads, cardstock, markers, rouched ribbon, re-inker bottles, and enamel shapes on June 1st. 

I also added a touch of Gold Wink of Stella to the pineapple points to add a little dimension. 

Thank you for stopping by, Sandy

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy