Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Stampin’ Up!’s 2014-2015 Annual Catalog

WHOOOOOOHOOOOO, it's in my hands!!!  Well, it was before I started typing!
AND, before I even sit down and thoroughly devour it, I am going to share it with you!

Four of us demonstrators attended a catalog premiere in Happy Valley, OR, yesterday.  We drove up for a day of shopping, lunch and to attend the catalog premiere at 4pm.  It was 2 1/2 hours long.  The premiere was FULL of ideas and we were able to see some of the new products demonstrated.

We are not allowed to show anything IN the catalog, just yet, but here is the new catalog!!!

One of the exciting new things that I can share are that we will now carry Blendabilities.  They are alcohol markers in sets of 3.  The first 6 sets of Stampin' UP! Blendabilities will be available to demonstrators on May 1st and to customers on June 1st.

And, of course, another fun addition to our catalog is the partnering with Becky Higgins and Project Life.

Stay tuned for more .....

Are you on my mailing list to receive your copy??  I am sending in an order for catalogs on May 1st.  So, if you want to be sure to be one of the first to get your new 2014-2015 catalog, please e-mail be by tomorrow at the latest.  If you are a current customer, you are already on the list....but e-mail me to make sure!!  If you aren't a customer and don't have a current demonstrator, just place an order of $50, and that will automatically be put on my mailing list for a new catalog.  IF you are not ready to order, just yet, but would like the new catalog....I will send you one for the price of priority shipping, which is $5.95.  Just make sure I have your mailing address.

OK, now, I am go and completely DEVOUR the catalog!!!

Have a fantastic day!!!
And, be sure to take time to Paws N Stamp.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Friday: Last day of FREE SHIPPING and other exciting news!!

Just a reminder that Friday is the last day to receive Free Shipping (except for Expedited shipping) when you place an online order  from my website.  What a great way to get the retiring stamps and accessories without having to pay shipping.  :-)

Monday, April 28th, I will be going to a Catalog Premiere....where I will get to hold the new catalog in our hands.  The event is being put on by SU in every state across the US and also in Canada.  We'll ALL be viewing the presentation at the same time just in different time zones..... How exciting!!

Then, just a few days later, as a demonstrator, I will be able to put in my order for new product as part of the exclusive preorder period that demonstrators enjoy.

On May 1st I am preordering the new catalogs. If you have placed an order with me in the past year, please let me know to reserve a copy.  You will be sent a complimentary copy.

If you haven't ordered before and would like to receive a copy (you just pay shipping), please let me know before May 1st and I will be sure to reserve a copy for  you.

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Have a great day and remember to take time to Paws N Stamp!!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Weekly Deals and Introducing Project Life

It's once again, Tuesday, and time for the weekly deals.  Oh gosh, yesterday, was exciting and sad at the same time.

I am sad to see some of my favorite stamps and accessories being retired but yet at the same time.....am looking forward to what is in store for us in the new catalog.

More on that later..................

Today, here are the deals for this week and REMEMBER....SU has free shipping till Friday April 25th, so you not only can take advantage of these super deals, you can also order any of your favorite stamps and/or accessories from the retired list.....and pay NO SHIPPING!!!  This doesn't happen very often so hope you take advantage of this offer while it lasts!!

2013-2015 In Color Core'dinations
5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria
Afternoon Daydream Kit -- Digital Download
Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper
Large Pearl Basic Jewels

Naturals Designer Buttons
Pacific Point 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Price$4.95 $3.71
Rich Razzleberry 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

I just did pre-order some Scrapbooking items that will be in the new catalog and can't wait to share what I do with them.  I am not a scrapbooker, but am hoping that using these new items, I may just actually get my photos scrapbooked.

Get ready for a scrapbooking revolution with Project Life! It helps busy people (so basically all of us) document life using photos and journaling in a quick, simple, and fabulous way. We've partnered with Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, to offer a complete line of elite products. 
Becky explains, "It's called Project LIFE because it's about YOUR LIFE. Whatever your life is. Whatever your stage of life. Whatever your family circumstances. Whatever your lifestyle. Project Life is designed to help anyone and everyone get their pictures into a book."  In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

Have a great day and remember to take time to Paws N Stamp!!

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Monday, April 21, 2014

It's HERE....the Retired List AND FREE SHIPPING today!!

Here are the lists of retired stamps and accessories!!!

Retired Stamps HERE
Accessories HERE

To see the list of retired stamps and accessories easier, just go to my website and you will be able to see photos.  You can visit my website HERE
(Just as a reminder, if you are not a current customer (having placed an order in the past year), just place a $35 order and I will place you on my customer list and send you a new catalog when they release)

If you see any of your favorites on the list, please order early as when they are gone.....they are GONE!!!  All items will be while supplies last only!!!

You will have till June 4th to order or until the items sell out.  Some items are already gone.

Oh gosh, is this exciting or WHAT????? You get 5 full days of free shipping.... So, you can order as much or as little as you want without paying shipping. (expedited shipping not included).

You already know that the 2012-2014 In Colors will retire...and all the accessories that use those colors.  So order early.

You can order online 24/7 on my website.

Have a fantastic day!!!!  If you have any questions, feel free to send me an e-mail at Pawsnstamp@centurylink.net

And, remember to take time to Paws N Stamp!!!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!!!

Hope you have a blessed Easter with family and friends.  Even if you don't celebrate the reason for Easter....have a wonderful day and enjoy your Sunday!!! 

Hugs and Blessings,

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Project Life coming soon!!!!


We are so so so excited to let you know we've partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal-authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin' Up! colors and designs. If you've somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it's all about, we'll fill you in: it's a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It's a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

If you would like to learn a little more about it, click on the You Tube video below.

I have added the video once more in hopes that it actually works, this time.  If it doesn't, you can go to this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8r2VmVJ2Zk and check it out!!

FUNNNNNN....can't wait!!!  I may actually start scrap booking now!!

Have a great day and remember to take time to Paws N Stamp!!


Making Lattice to add to your card

I just wanted to share a FUN you tube tutorial on making Lattice using your Chevron Punch.

Here is the link if the video won't play:



Here is one card that I made using this technique.
Let me know if you gave it a try!!!

And, remember, to take time to Paws N Stamp!!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Free Shipping and retired list coming!!!!


What exciting news!!!!  Just in time for the release of the retired products comes this announcement that Stampin' UP! will have FREE SHIPPING from April 21-25th.

The list of retired products comes out on the 21st so you will be able to buy all the items you have been wanting to get before the catalog retires....AND get free shipping (Expedited Orders excluded).

So, mark your calendars and be sure to order early as when the items are gone, they are gone!

I know that I am going to have some FUN on Monday....and yes, there are still items I want!!!

Another announcement that was made just this past week is that SU and Project Life are teaming up!!!  I'll be posting more about this later.

Have a great day and remember to take some time to Paws N Stamp!


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Another Easter Bunny

Here is another Easter Bunny I made just this past week. I am usually good about
giving credit when I find a cute idea.  But, for the life of me, I can't remember, now, where I saw this.  It was basically a photo with some punches....and I had to figure out the punch sizes from the photo.

I love using the Top Note Die....I have made so many fun cards using this die. (the Leprechaun was one of them, last month) If you don't have the die....you NEED it....  :-)

I'll try to find time to do a tutorial later.

Like I said, in an earlier post, I have company.....so am spending time playing with her this week.

But, isn't this bunny cute???  I made 30 of him sitting in front of the TV one night, watching Amazing Race, Survivor or one of those shows ;-) Actually, I had already punched out all the parts so I just set up a card table and just sponged the different parts, and put them together. That is 60 cheeks, 60 eyes, 60 blue irises, 60 eyelids, 60 teeth, 60 ears, 60 inner ears, 60 floppy ears, 30 noses and 30 top note dies folded in half.  But, it was fun!!

I want to do a class on just using the Top Note Die one of these days!!!  If you live in the area and would be interested, let me know.  I'll contact you when I get it scheduled.

Have a GREAT day!  And, remember to take time to Paws N Stamp.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Easter is a comin

Oh gosh, I just realized that I haven't shared ONE Easter card, yet. So, I had better get to hopping along!!

I have a few cute ideas for you to do for Easter.  I wish I had time for a class but we have company coming on Wednesday and I threw my back out on Saturday (now why would I do that? Don't you NEED your back?) doing....who knows what.  So, I am gimping along trying to do last minute things before company arrives.  And, then, because she is also a stamper, I know we will be stamping fools for a week!!!  I'll have lots to share after that.

ANYWAY........here is one fun project that my Granddaughter and I did together a couple of weeks ago.

These were just too much fun!!!  She helped me punch and add the layers and of course fill the cups....every once in awhile popping a jelly bean in her mouth.

I got these cups from http://www.webstaurantstore.com/

The item number for the cup is 9994W and the lid is 999L4W.

We used the Large Oval punch for her ears and feet and used it again for the inner ear, but cut it down to size.  We used the Owl Punch for the little pink pads on her feet.  The small heart was used for her nose. What we didn't show was the cute little tail on the back of the cup using the 7/8" scallop circle punch.

Add some Easter grass and some jelly beans or coffee beans and you have a cute little treat to give to your neighbors, family,  friends, hair dresser....well, they ARE addicting to make!!  Not to mention,  your Grandkids will love them. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me by leaving a reply to this post.

Have a great day!!!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Dancing with the Stars!!

Dancing with the Stars

Have you been watching this season's Dancing with the Stars??  Well, we also watch The Voice, so I have had to tape it and watch it later but Wowza....they have some talented dancers this time.  I am really enjoying the skating team, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, that won the Gold medal.  And, it is awesome to see Amy Purdy, who lost her legs at 19, perform.
If you would like to read up on this years celebrity dancers, here is a link.  

Tonight, they are going to shake things up a bit and switch around partners.  Should be interesting and fun to watch.

I recently saw this on an author's blog and I thought it would be fun to do here. Below would be a few people that I would like to see on Dancing With The Stars. 

Read mine and then add some of your own choices in the comment section. 

1. Shemar Moore (from Criminal Minds)
2. One of the Property Brothers (Jonathan or/and Drew Scott)
3. Hoda Kotb
4. Jeff Foxworthy
5. Blake Sheton
6. Anderson Cooper

Oh I am sure there is more.....and if I only got to pick one...it would be Shemar Moore.

Okay your turn :-)