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Get Ready…..More Deals Tomorrow!

Get Ready for More Weekly Deals & Clearance Rack

On your mark –  Get set – but don’t “Go” yet!  You have to wait until tomorrow!  But this is a heads up!

Get ready, because June 30-August 3, Stampin’ Up! is adding more items to the Clearance Rack and to Weekly Deals! This is a hint that tomorrow marks the beginning of Bonus Deals. You will be able to save up to 30% on even more Weekly Deals, or up to 60% on extra items in the Clearance Rack (while supplies last), BUT REMEMBER:  Weekly Deals discounts are available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices.

What does all that mean??  I don’t know any more than that! We’ll all find out (and see!) tomorrow! But this is your early warning if you want to check the Stampin’ Up! Online Store early tomorrow to see what has been added.

LAST TWO DAYS TO GET FREE STAMPS!

Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Start your own stamping business and get two free stamp sets to add to your Starter Kit! Having your own stamping business can lead to all kinds of good things such as more income for your family, new friendships, being a part of Stampin’ Up! and having your own business to run the way you like.  No pressure from Stampin’ Up! or from me except for the requirement to have $300 in sales per quarter to stay active. Click HERE for more information and feel free to email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com if you would like to ask me any questions. It can be a big decision and yet it doesn’t need to be because there is no obligation if you find it is not for you. Choose $125 in products from Stampin’ Up! in your Starter Kit and pay $99, plus you get some business supplies in there to get you started! The Starter Kit ships free.

Last Day for these Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!

These Weekly Deals are fantastic ones!  I have had so much fun using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits for make many different sizes and styles of little treat bags for cards or treats inside! Scroll through my blog to see some of my recent posts!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal June 23 2015

Fantastic Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal June 23 2015

I am SO excited about these Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for YOU! I just did a blog post yesterday about the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and now today they are on the Weekly Deals! Save $!0 on the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits! What’s really great about these thinlits is that not only do you get the ones for cutting the bag, but you get all the other fun pieces that you can use with the bags or any other cards and projects. Love both of the embossing folders, and need I say anything about the two kinds of Glimmer Paper??!  Love it! And then you also have two kinds of ribbon to stock up on and the Vintage Faceted Buttons! I think you need everything on the Deals this week!

Here are a few other Mini Treat Bags I have made. You can use them as bags to hold a treat or maybe a gift card or cash or just use them as a card. And you can even alter the sizes of the bag. Some people are clever enough to figure all that out!

Mini Treat Bags

And a few more:

Butterfly Mini Treat Bag Birthday Card Enjoy

Butterfly Mini Treat Bag Birthday Card For You

And only a week left if you would like to join Stampin’ Up! and get two stamp sets in the new catalog FREE!  The Starter Kit is enough of a good deal in itself, but to get to choose two extra stamp sets as well is just icing on the cake! Join by June 30, 2015!  (You can go to the link above, click the Melon Mambo “Join Now” bar, the check off the acknowledgements and THEN you can see what is involved in choosing the Starter Kit.  This way you can get in there and then make up your mind if you want to go through with joining.  No obligation. And there’s never any pressure from Stampin’ Up! (or me) to take your business to any certain level.

ABOUT THE STARTER KIT:
$125 Retail Value

The choice is yours. When you join Stampin’ Up!, what you want is what you get! You choose what goes in your Starter Kit so you know you’ll love each product. And don’t worry about shipping and handling on your kit—it’s on us!Pick your products, pick your pack. It’s so easy: choose the catalog products you want (up to $125 worth) and one business supply pack so you can start sharing Stampin’ Up! your way with friends and family.

Stampin’ Up! has plenty of resources to help you get started in your new stamping business, at whatever level you would like to take it, plus I will be there to help you every step of the way. Email me if you have any questions about becoming a demonstrator at Karen@KarenStamps.com. I’d be happy to talk to you about it!

Let me know what questions you have!

Today Is The Day! New Stampin’ Up! Catalog Goes Live!

New Stampin' Up! Catalog 2015-16

Today is the day we’ve been waiting for!  What can be more exciting than a new Stampin’ Up! Catalog?! It is live today, June 2nd. Please be patient if you are ordering today. I know from experience on such a big day there are often computer glitches and high traffic, but usually if you wait a bit, sometimes half a second, sometimes a couple hours, things will settle down and you can catch a break and get in. I know Stampin’ Up! wants the experience to go smoothly for everyone, but we can all understand the excitement of the first day of a new catalog!

New Stampin’ Up! 2015-16 Annual Catalog PDF

Stampin’ Up! Online Store

Today, June 2nd, is the ONLY day you can order from the outgoing Stampin’ Up! Catalog, the Occasions Catalog (also the last day for this catalog), and/or the NEW Catalog! Any carry-over products from the old catalog that are in the new catalog, if there is a price increase, will be the old price. Also, if you have a large order ($150 or more) or workshop with friends, and you order on June 2nd, you will receive the same Hostess benefits you are accustomed to. Beginning June 3rd, these change a bit.

  • If you can’t find a category for an outgoing product, just put it in the search box.  The categories are made for the new catalog – ie. Digital.

Here are some new catalog updates from Stampin’ Up!

  • We’ve identified a sizing error with two of our Designer Series Paper Stacks, and have opted to not offer the following two collections at catalog launch:
    138435: Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack
    138436: Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack
    We do not expect a long delay in getting these items up to our quality standards and will let you know as soon as they are made available for ordering.
  • The Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (item 140406; p. 80 and p. 155) will not be available for purchase until July 2015.
  • Page 110: Item #138946
    Under the Project Kit header at the top of the page, the Tin of Cards Stamp Set price is incorrectly listed as $16.00. The correct price is $17.00.
  • Page 142 Item #139003 Sahara Sand is incorrectly listed as one of the colors in the Bohemian Cardstock Pack. The correct color is Delightful Dijon.

My Digital Studio Banner 2015

And let’s not forget My Digital Studio!!!  I feel very sad that this is the end of MDS. I was at the Convention when they announced it and demonstrated it and ordered the software as soon as it was released. I think the original price was $80 so if you can buy it now for $13.97, you know you are REALLY getting a deal!  The software comes with a tremendous amount of content and you can choose any other downloads you would like, including some Project Life cards and stamp brushes (stamps). Today is the last day to make any purchases, of the software or any downloads you want, or order any printing you want done, but support has been extended until June 9th. If you want just a few downloads, you can use them with other design software on your computer – for example you could print a stamp greeting and use it on a card. I will have more information for what follows for MDS users a little later.

JOIN THE STAMPIN’ UP! FAMILY

JOIN Stampin’ Up! June 2 – 30 and receive TWO FREE STAMP SETS of your choice with the purchase of the Starter Kit for $99 (choose $125 worth of merchandise for your kit!). You will love being a part of Stampin’ Up! and you can choose to build your business in the manner that works for you and your family.

New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal June 2 2015

 

Email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com today if you have any questions and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Remember, today only you can order old and new merchandise! What a fun day!!

Shop Stampin’ Up! Online HERE!

Stampin’ Up! Deals and More Deals!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2014

LAST DAY for the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza!

Shop HERE at my Stampin’ Up! Onine Store, but please ask if you would prefer me to put the order in for you!

And with ANY Stampin’ Up! order today you will also receive my special bonus, a PDF with four easy and quick Christmas projects to make!

Karen's Christmas Project Bonus PDF

And MORE!  Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals today through Monday, December 8, 2014.

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Dec 2 2014

 Build Your Own Bonus: Join Stampin' Up!

Want to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  Last day for this great deal!  Buy the Starter Kit to join for ONLY $74.25 (regularly $99).  Choose $125 worth of product for your Starter Kit (you choose!). THEN you get an EXTRA 5% off on orders you place in December! It’s like a Christmas Bonus for you! For more information, just CLICK HERE. Then click the JOIN NOW Button, check off the Agreements, and then you will see the opportunity to start building your Starter Kit and take advantage of this special deal! I’m happy to answer any questions about being a Demonstrator and I will be your guide in getting your business started in the way you want to go.

Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Starts Today! Doorbusters!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Holiday Sale

 

The Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza begins today! For the first day, Nov. 24, there are special Doorbusters!  These are available at the sale price only while supplies last! The Doorbuster Sale lasts today until 11:59 pm MT tonight! Of course you can add any of the other sale items to the Doorbusters as well as any current catalog items.

Shop HERE for all the specials!

BONUS from me! Place an order during the Online Extravaganza and I will send you a special PDF with some fun and easy Christmas craft ideas!

Bonus

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Join Stampin’ Up! This Week to Save and Earn!

Get a 25 percent discount on the Starter Kit when you join Stampin’ Up! between November 24  and December 2 . You’ll receive all the same great products AND get five percent cash back on all commissionable orders placed in December. Choose $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products and only pay $74.25 + tax (no shipping). Regular price is already a great deal at $99.

Trying to remember the last time we had a cash back offer? Here’s a tip: NEVER!

It’s a first-time-ever deal that you absolutely cannot miss!

More details on this limited-time offer are listed below. Can’t wait to get in on the fun? Get started here .  Click the Join Now Button, check off the agreements, and on the next page you will see the special price on the Starter Kit and can get started on your Kit order!

Details:

All orders must be finalized in the month of December to qualify for the five percent cash back offer.

  • A demonstrator must remain active to receive the five percent cash back.
  • The five percent cash back will be awarded in January.
  • Deadlines:
    • Mail: All Starter Kit orders must be received by the end of the business day onDecember 2 .
    • Online: All Starter Kit orders must be finalized on December 2  by 11:50 PM (MT).

Let me know if you have any questions about the Online Extravaganza or the Recruit Special!

 

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals Oct 7 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Oct 7 2014

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It’s so much fun to wake up on Tuesday mornings and check and see what Stampin’ Up! has put on the Weekly Deal!  These are the products available at a discount for Tuesday, October 7 through Monday, October 13. Great items again!  Punches and framelits are always good! Stock up on Silver Glimmer Paper, especially with the holidays coming up, but it’s good for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, anything pretty! The Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon can be used on the Chevron side OR the plain side!  Two for the price of one! Pick up some of the This And That Epic Day Journals and decorate for Christmas gifts or any other gifts. Just add some Designer Series Paper here and there, maybe some embellishments, keeping it all generic unless you want to personalize it specifically for someone.  Who wouldn’t like a pretty journal to have? And you just saw me use the Geometrical Wood Stamp Set the other day to make a Halloween card in this post. It’s a fun stamp set to have.

Join Stampin' Up! and Pick A Pack of Paper

Join Stampin’ Up! as a Stampi’ Up! Demonstrator and earn free paper for six months! Sign up and get a free pack of paper each month.  Here are the details:

  • New recruits receive one FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for six months.
  • Free Designer Series Paper must be redeemed on a Demonstrator Order. If other items are not added to this order the order will incur shipping costs.
  • Demonstrators must remain active during incentive period to be eligible for free items.
  • Paper will be limited to non specialty paper only; Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks not included.

Please note Designer Series Paper will be available based on availability. Holiday catalog paper will be unavailable after the catalog ends, at which point occasions catalog paper will be available on 6  January, 2015

Of course getting free paper is just an extra little perk, the real benefit is owning your own business, being able to make money according to your goals, and meeting new people and making new friends – and having stamping fun while doing it!  Contact me if you would like more information!

Don’t Forget! It’s a Busy Week!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals — Last Day! — Order Before Midnight!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Aug 19 2014

Click to Shop! Last Day!

Become a Member of Stampin’ Up! Great Deal on the Starter Kit!

Join Stampin' Up!

Click for Details!

Want to be a part of Stampin’ Up! and start your own business? You become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator by purchasing the Starter Kit! The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is only $99 and you get to choose $150 worth of products, only until August 28 this week! Normally you get to choose $125 in product so you will get $25 extra if you sign up by August 28.  It’s quick to do online; you’ll be a demonstrator in minutes!  Choose your own products or click on suggestions from Stampin’ Up! Enjoy the perks of being a Demonstrator – a discount when you order, income when you sell to others, early preview of new products and catalogs, and more. Set your own goals and run your stamping business in a way that works for you.

Click HERE for more information and a video and then email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com if you have questions.

Big Shot & Bundles Deal Ending August 31st!

Big Shot & Bundles Stampin' Up! Promo

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Don’t miss out if you don’t own a Big Shot!  Buy a Big Shot, Get a Bundle Free!  And then buy more Bundles if you like for a 15% discount! I use my Big Shot all the time, don’t know what I did without one! You’ll enjoy having one, too!  Buy a Big Shot, get a Bundle FREE, purchase another Bundle or other accessories to reach $150, then choose $25 in free product with Hostess Dollars!

For everything you need in stamping supplies, please visit my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Join Stampin’ Up!

Join Stampin' Up!

Click to Find Out More!

It may be “Short & Sweet”, but you will love being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for a long time! Any day is a good day to sign up with Stampin’ Up!, but this short time, until Thursday, August 28, is your golden opportunity!  To become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and start your own business, all it takes is purchasing the Starter Kit for only $99. Normally, for that $99 you will choose $125 in products, which is a good deal in itself!  But this week, until August 28th, for that $99 you will choose $150 in products! You will also receive a business supply pack valued at $65.

Stampin’ Up! offers loads of resources to get you started with your business and I have over ten years experience as a demonstrator as well to help you. You don’t even have to be “creative” to run a profitable stamping business. Where else can you start your own business for only $99 and have so many options in how you want to go about it? Whether you just need a little extra cash or have a bigger goal in mind, there are opportunities for everyone in Stampin’ Up!

I suggest clicking the link below, visit the Stampin’ Up! website and click all the links to find out as much as you can.  Then email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com with any questions you may have or if you want more information.

It only takes minutes to join online, and Stampin’ Up! will email you a password to enter the Demonstrator website where you will find all kinds of training and ideas and information!

Click HERE for information on JOINING STAMPIN’ UP!

View the New Stampin’ Up! Catalog Online Now!

New Stampin' Up! 2014-15 Catalog is Here

The store isn’t open yet as I write this, but the new Stampin’ Up! 2014-15 Catalog is available for viewing online! While you are waiting for the ordering to begin, take some time to page through the catalog online.

Everyone is excited about the new alcohol markers, the Blendabilities. Unfortunately, these markers are not available quite yet on the day the catalog goes live, but the good news is Stampin’ Up! believes the supply will be adequate by the end of June or early July.

JOIN STAMPIN’ UP!

Now if you find you have a ton of excitement over this new catalog and you love everything Stampin’ Up!, you might want to consider joining the Stampin’ Up! family and becoming a Demonstrator! This is an easy way to start your own business for some extra cash for you and your family or whatever your needs are – not to mention your own pleasure! 

Right now through June 30, 2014, Stampin’ Up! has a special offer for you. For the next month, new recruits that join Stampin’ Up! can do so at the traditional Starter Kit priced at $99 ($125 product value), or for a limited time, a reduced priced Starter Kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value.) Both kits come with the business bricks which includes catalogues, order forms, and more.

For more information, please check out the information HERE.

The benefits really are incredible! And you can grow your business to whatever level you desire.

Email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com if you have questions, concerns, or want more detailed information!

Join Stampin' Up! with a Choice of Starter Kits

Quatrefancy Hello Lovely Panel Card

Quatrefancy Hello Lovely Panel Card

Time is really getting short on retired Stampin’ Up! products, so I thought I would use some of my Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Hello, Lovely Stamp SetI have to admit, I haven’t been crazy about this pack of paper, but if I looked more at each paper individually, maybe it wasn’t too bad!  On this card, I just cut some 3/4″ strips of paper from scraps in the package and staggered them a little on this card front. Although I tried to center the center strip, I got it off a little bit which made the strips too far over to the right.  Since there “are no mistakes in stamping!” I decided to fix it by covering the extra wide margin on the left with some of the Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon (my favorite ribbon for a long time!). I stamped the greeting in Island Indigo ink and layered on pieces of Strawberry Slush and Pool Party card stock. Kind of a fun design to show off the papers in the Quatrefancy pack.

So much happening at Stampin’ Up!

Retiring Stampin’ Up! products available through June 4th, while supplies last!

Retired Stamps

Retired Accessories

See them all in the Stampin’ Up! Online Store (some are discounted!) Click the “View:  ALL” so you can see them easily on one page.

New Catalog begins Monday, June 2, Noon MT (Mountain Time) Be patient with computer glitches as there will undoubtedly be a lot of traffic at first.

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals Good things on there this week!

Don’t forget the Occasions Catalog! Ending June 1st? or 2nd? Anything not in the new catalog most likely won’t be available again unless there are any carryover items.

Clearance Rack Might as well check it before you put in your order!

The new Project Life by Stampin’ Up!    Available NOW!

Want to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? You can sign up and start your own business for only $50 ($55 product value) or the regular Starter Kit for $99.  Email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com if you would like more information!

Be sure to shop for the retiring items you want from Stampin’ Up! as soon as you can so you won’t miss out on availability.  But you will have an overlap from June 2 to June 4th to place your order out of the retiring products and the new catalog!  What a deal!!  Contact me if you have any questions!

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Have It Good!

Stampin' Up! Shipped Box

At this exciting time of year, when the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog is about to go live in a few weeks and everyone is anticipating the new products, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators have it good because we get to place a pre-order of just certain products in the new catalog. If we get some new products early, we can make samples for our customers and get acquainted with some of the new things! Here’s my treasured box of goodies that came late yesterday!

SU Box insideHere’s the inside! Love that bubble wrap, don’t you?!

Stampin' Up New Catalog Cover

Here’s what we’ve all REALLY been waiting for!  The brand-spanking new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog for 2014-15! If you look carefully at this cover, you will see some sneak peeks of what is inside and new! Shelli Gardner said she especially loved the photos of the hands, creating together, which shows one of the most important things about Stampin’ Up!, the relationships, the fun of stamping together.

New Stampin' Up! Celebrando Creatividad Catalog 2014-15

Here is the new Spanish language catalog, Celebrando Creatividad! If you are looking for a catalog in Spanish in the USA, please contact me and I can have one sent to you.

The new Stampin’ Up! catalogs will go LIVE on Monday, June 2, 2014 at Noon Mountain Time! That’s Stampin’ Up! time in Utah!

If you want to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and start your own stamping and scrapbooking business, just contact me with any questions or if you want more information. You, too, can get in on these perks, fun, and a business of your own. Click HERE for some information online. It only takes minutes to sign up online when you are ready.

And now I’ve got to go play with the new things in that box!!

March and Stampin’ Up! Specials Coming To An End Quickly!!

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration 2014 Promotion

Can you even believe that Sale-A-Bration, the biggest promotion of the Stampin’ Up! year, is coming to an end Monday, March 31?!  I can’t believe March is ending already, much less Sale-A-Bration! It began in January and seemed like it would go on forever!  But if you don’t get your order in by Monday, you will miss out on your free gift with a $50 purchase!  Back in the day, there were just a few free stamp sets to choose from for your free gift!  Now you have many choices for whatever suits you! You’re not restricted to the Bundles in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure; you can purchase any $50 in current Stampin’ Up! products and earn your FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!  Just ask me if you have any questions or need any help in your choices!

It’s not just about one free gift with a $50 purchase!

  • Join Stampin’ Up! by purchasing the Starter Kit for only $99 and get $150 worth of Stampin’ Up! products! Start your OWN BUSINESS with Stampin’ Up! for only $99 and see what you can do with it! I can help you!
  • Earn a FREE SALE-A-BRATION GIFT with EVERY $50 you spend!  Spend $150, get three free gifts PLUS Hostess Benefits!! That means choose an extra $25 in Stampin’ Up! products FREE!
  • Digital products to buy and free digital product gifts to use with My Digital Studio!
  • Gather some orders from your friends!  You be the Hostess! Even non-stampers can use ribbon, scissors, personalized stamps, adhesives, envelopes, gift boxes and bags and more!

Paper Pumpkin Free Markers

Paper Pumpkin will continue, but if you want to get a FREE set of In Color Stampin’ Write Markers – a $14.95 value – you NEED to sign up by Monday, March 31!

  • Go HERE and click the SUBSCRIBE button at the top of that page! Put Quantity 1 in the box.  No Promo Code required or needed. Click “Continue” at the bottom of the page. Fill in your account information on the next page!
  • Mid-April you will receive the pictured Welcome Kit in the mail with your free clear-block on which to mount these and future stamps. Everything for the project is included in the kit except adhesive.
  • Mid-May you will receive the next kit that goes out to everyone! (as long as you don’t cancel!) I can tell you that since January 2014 the kits have been getting even better!  It’s just fun to receive a gift in the mail!  This is the cutest package and something special just for you!  Get a couple month’s worth of kits and see how you like them! No obligation, you can always cancel or even just PAUSE your subscription and come back to it. You can even order extra kits in a month.  Just make any changes in your subscription before the 10th of any month to take effect that month!
  • Ask me if you have any trouble signing up or questions! You’re worth a special gift for yourself!!

TRY Paper Pumpkin Today!

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets

Even though Stampin’ Up! released these special Best of 25 Years stamp sets to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up! of past images (plus one new!) over the past year, they have still been available all this time – but now only until MONDAY, MARCH 31! Purchase six stamp sets altogether and send in your proof of purchase Collector’s Card and get a free stamp set! If not six, at least make sure you have the images you want before they are gone!

***As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we’re including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.***

Whew!  Lots of information, but you just have this weekend and MONDAY, MARCH 31 to get in on these deals!  Don’t want you to miss out because you forgot or weren’t sure! Don’t wait until the last minute if you can do it sooner! Email me at Karen@KarenStamps.com if you have any questions or need any help with ordering or anything!

Have fun Sale-A-Bration shopping HERE at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Giant Stamping Party at Stampin’ Up! Leadership!

It was a giant stamping party last night at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference!  This was after a full day of a speaker and various classes plus a most delicious dessert at lunch!

The Stampin’ Up! employees greeted us as we walked in the room! After we picked up one of our stamp sets we found a place to sit at the lovely tables decorated with little Stampin’ Up! bags with our Make & Takes and another stamp set. Some of our favorite Stampin’ Up! people did stamping demonstrations on stage.  Love that part!!  And there’s a new product coming if you don’t have the Big Shot but want to do some embossing! Not to mention the new Blendabilities alcohol markers. And there’s a new Paper Pumpkin special for signing up!

And if you are in the Houston area today, come to the George R. Brown Convention Center this afternoon to preview Stampin’ Up! and you probably get to stamp something too!  It’s from 2:00 – 7:00 and open to everybody. Dad and the kids can go see the Train Show there and Mom can go stamp!

Blurry but cute being greeted as we walked in! We love the Stampin' Up! staff!

Blurry but cute being greeted as we walked in! We love the Stampin’ Up! staff!

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One Extra Day to Join Stampin’ Up!

Join Stampin' Up! for $25 One Extra Day!

Stampin’ Up! is looking for a few good new Demonstrators!  The ongoing special has just been extended another 24 hours, until October 22, 2013 at 11:50 pm MT.  If you are looking for a new business opportunity, there is no less expensive way to start your own business than this:

  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $99  starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
    • Business pack which includes
      • A box of annual catalogs
      • A package of the current seasonal catalog
      • Customer Order Forms
      • Customer postcards

As you can see, it’s not the usual Starter Kit, but it enables you to start your own business and then grow your supplies. Perhaps you are already a stamper and have current Stampin’ Up! supplies so you don’t need a lot more to get your business off the ground.

Stampin’ Up! has decided to extend this original very short offer an extra day for any of you who are already working in the crafting industry with another company (and of course to anyone who is interested!).

Stampin’ Up! is even making a limited exception to their competitive activities policy: Anyone who currently is involved in a directly competitive business who signs up between October 21-November 30, 2013 will not need to resign from their former business prior to signing up with Stampin’ Up! They will have until December 1, 2013 to decide which company they will represent and by that time will need to resign from one or the other.

If you have an interest in joining Stampin’ Up! under this Starter Kit or trying out a papercrafting business different from one you might currently be engaged in, please send me an email tonight or tomorrow to Karen@KarenStamps.com and I can answer any questions you may have or we can talk tomorrow. This is an unusual offer from Stampin’ Up! and unusual for them to extend the deadline of the offer.  If you feel this offer is speaking to you, then maybe it is the right thing on which you should take action.  Besides, everyone loves being a part of Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! 2013 Convention Closes with a Bang!

All good things must come to an end, they say, and certainly the 2013 Stampin’ Up! Convention did with a bang!  Yes, real bangs!  Fireworks and confetti! Of course my camera battery died at the exact moment, but with a quick change, I was able to get a tiny video of the sparkle and glimmer!

Glitter and Confetti at end of Stampin’ Up! Convention

(Don’t know how to add a video in this new blog but hopefully this works.) (nothing great, but something!)

Today was travel day and it seemed to take all day since I was up extremely early in order to perhaps beat the other 5000 or so demos leaving today. It actually went fine, I was just SO tired and carrying my heavy SU backpack from Convention with my laptop, a one bag of swaps to look at, catalogs, snacks, etc. It’s fun having something to visibly identify you as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator because we can easily pick out other demos to chat with and also other people are wanting to know who we all are with the matching bags!  That’s a great opportunity to share with them the fun job we have as demonstrators and tell them about stamping.  My flight from Salt Lake City to Denver was really fun as I got to sit with two other very friendly demos and we just chatted the whole way about Convention and Stampin’ Up!  I felt a little sorry for the people in the row in front of us who probably wondered if we would ever be quiet! After a two-hour layover in Denver I finally made it back to Houston by 4:00.  It’s always sad to leave the last event of Convention after all the long anticipation and say goodbye to all the other demos.

We barely had any free time after things got rolling with Convention so I haven’t even looked at my swaps yet!  Can you believe that?  Downloading all my photos was extremely time-consuming (not sure if the hotel internet was slow or if I wasn’t doing something right) (or else the internet was saying ‘Are you kidding me??!  All these photos??’) so I really didn’t get to post more on my blog.  But I’ll try to catch up this week.

In a nutshell, Shelli’s daughter Sara presented on stage yesterday.  She was wonderful.  She has her mother’s personality and smile and the projects she showed were great.  They also had the anniversary marches across the stage so I got to walk across for being a demo for ten years! In the last general session Bonnie Thurber from Stampin’ Up!, always a favorite, had us laughing our heads off with her fun demonstration and comments!  In the past, sometimes she would sing at Convention but we didn’t get that treat this year.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Shelli presented the Heart of Stampin’ Up! award to a demo who I remember from when I was new to Stampin’ Up!.  That award is always a touching one and never fails to bring Shelli to tears just reading the nominations.

 We also got to see the “commercials” some demos created.  This year they were so good they had to give out a fourth place award. I thought 4th place was so good  I couldn’t imagine any others being better, but it was fun to watch all of them and what talent by these demonstrators to come up with these videos!  They each won a shopping spree!

The last group of Prize Patrol winners won EVERY stamp set in the upcoming Holiday Catalog….maybe consolation prize for being the last ones!  All of us got the Yippee-Skippee stamp set as one last party favor!

There’s so much more to tell but it’s time for bed!

New Stampin’ Up! Recruits Pick a Project Kit

Pick-A-Kit for New Stampin' Up! Recruits

New Stampin’ Up! Recruits, those who want to own their own businesses by being an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, get to pick a Free Project Kit as an extra to the purchase of their Starter Kit.

Recruit Special Offer Chart

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit, which you get to customize according to your needs and desires by choosing which products to include up to a $125 value and pay only $99, and become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in just a few minutes by signing up online! Work your business to the level you want according to your own goals, desires and family commitments. And I’m here to guide you along the way in addition to Stampin’ Up!

No need to be artistic or creative! The art is already created on the stamps!  All you have to do is put stamp and ink to paper!  I can show you PLENTY of avenues to inspiration to create your own beautiful stamping artwork!

Perhaps you are a digital person! You can have a totally digital Stampin’ Up! business with My Digital Studio. Digital papercrafting is huge and plenty of opportunity for you to build a business in that area. And of course you can combine both traditional stamping and scrapbooking with digital papercrafting.

Contact me at Karen@KarenStamps.com and I can answer your questions or provide more information and tell you the easiest way for you to sign up and get started!

This special offer is good July 15 – August 31, 2013.

Making Swaps for the Stampin’ Up! Convention

Swap card for the Stampin' Up! Convention

Now that the Stampin’ Up! Convention is less than two weeks away, it’s probably time to get serious about making swaps! Swaps are card fronts that we Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators make to trade with each other. Not only does this give us a collection of ideas to show our customers, it also gives us a way to interact with each other! It usually even starts at the airport if others can identify you as a Stampin’ Up! Demo and we start asking each other if we want to swap.  Of course everyone does, unless they are going to be finishing their swaps on the airplane ride to Salt Lake City! Swapping is one of the biggest things at any Stampin’ Up! event. It is AMAZING (to quote a phrase from the Bachelor/Bachelorette shows!) to look around at Convention in the lobby, inside the main stage area, even outside the building to see all these people swapping! You really have to see it for yourself! Even at lunch or during a break, people will have their swaps all laid out on the table and as other demos walk by they can see what swaps they have and trade if they want. I swear, Wall Street has nothing on these ladies and gents!  Everywhere there is a line people are swapping while they wait! It’s a great way to break the ice and start talking to those strangers around you!

If you would like to be part of all the Stampin’ Up! fun, find out about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. You’ll essentially be starting your own business for just the cost of the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit. From there you can make a little extra money for yourself or your family or a lot of extra money, depending on what your goals are.

Contact me if I can answer any questions for you and provide you with more information!

New Stampin’ Up! Catalog Day is Here!

The NEW STAMPIN’ UP! ANNUAL CATALOG BEGINS TODAY AT NOON MT!!

Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog 2013-14

View the Catalog online (Flash)

View the Catalog PDF

View the Stampin’ Supplies

This is the day we’ve all been looking forward to!  Stampin’ Up! will be transitioning the website over to the new catalog until noon MT today You can also order any retiring items, as well as from the Spring Catalog, while supplies last!  People are calling it the “trifecta of ordering” because you can order from all three catalogs at once…the old, the new, and the Spring Catalog!  Have patience because there will be a LOT of people ordering and sometimes there are glitches when everything is new!

Stampin’ Up! New Catalog goes live at:

  • 11:00 am Pacific Time
  • Noon Mountain Time (Stampin’ Up! Home Office Time)
  • 1:00 pm Central Time
  • 2:00 pm Eastern TIme

I always like the see the time written in my own time zone so I don’t have to keep figuring it out!

And that’s not all!!!!

Grab-Your-Greetings sale

Three greeting stamp sets are on sale for 25% off starting today and going through June 30!  We always need another greeting set!  This is an easy add-on to your order!

Grab Your Greetings Chart

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The Bracket Stamp personalized name stamp with 5 lines (item 131138) will not be available in time for the May 31 catalog launch, but we anticipate that it will be available soon. However, the other versions of Bracket Stamp, with 1-4 lines, will be available to order once the catalog is live.

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Remember……Ordering begins today at Noon MT (Stampin’ Up! Time!)

Current Catalog          NEW CATALOG           Spring Catalog

The Spring Catalog will END tonight at 11:50 pm MT!!!!!!!!!!!

Just go to my Online Store after Noon MT today and you can start placing your order!  If you have any questions, please contact me at Karen@KarenStamps.com or call at 713-981-7662.

If you plan to shop for your Stampin’ Up! supplies with me and want a brand new catalog to hold in your hands (even though it is online!) please email me or call with your contact information and phone number.

Place Your Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Order Today to Earn Free Product!

SAB items

All good things must come to an end….and today is the end of Sale-a-Bration for Stampin’ Up! It’s been going on since January but today is the last day to order $50 in product and then earn a free Sale-A-Bration product. Stampin’ Up! used to only offer 4 or 6 stamp sets, I believe, when I first started for Sale-a-Bration but now you have LOTS of choices…..stamp sets, card stock, card kit, buttons, ribbons, punch, embossing folder, designer paper, digital discs, and more! And it ships free with your order!

Check out my Online Store today, without fail, and place your order.  For every $50 you spend, you may choose a free Sale-A-Bration item. Read about Sale-A-Bration here.

You can also JOIN Stampin’ Up! today and receive extra in your Starter Kit and the best part will be that you will be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and can build your own stamping, scrapbooking, and digital business however it fits you and your family.  For information on joining the Stampin’ Up! family, please click HERE.  You can sign up online and be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in minutes!

Let me know if you have any questions or would like me to place your order for you.

A Peek Into One of the Many Perks of Being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Stampin Success Mag
Images copyright Stampin' Up! 2013

Stampin' Up! is sharing a bit of our demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success! I've often told you receiving this magazine in the mail is one of the best parts of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  You can click on the image above or click HERE to see the enlarged page.

If you'd like to see some of these ideas and more, we can plan a party for you and your friends.  If you'd like to get the magazine, join Stampin' Up! and start your own business. Why not earn some money doing something you love doing and sharing?! Please contact me if you would like more information. It's easy to sign up and get started!