Monday, July 2, 2018

STAMPIN' PAD FAMILY PROMOTION!...

Do you have a big wish list from the new Annual Catalog?  Have you ever thought about becoming a demonstrator (or maybe a personal shopper with a discount)?  Now is the time!


Color is why I joined the Stampin' Up! family 10 years ago.  I just loved how all the colors coordinated from the ink to the paper to the ribbon and embellishments!  Having 53 beautiful colors that coordinate makes everything easier to create the perfect project every time.  

Color can help you express your creativity, too!  Right now, for a limited time, Stampin’ Up! is offering your choice of a FREE color family of Classic Stampin’ Pads in your Starter Kit to every new demonstrator who joins my team this month.  That’s an added value of $67.50!!!  It’s a pretty big deal since we just launched the new Annual Catalog with lots of new gorgeous colors and a new ink pad design!!!   Have the stars aligned or what??? 

This is the time to take your passion for stamping and papercrafting to the next level!  With so many exciting new products coming out, now is a FABULOUS time to join Stampin' Up!  As a demonstrator, you can get a discount on new products like Project Life!

When you join Stampin' Up!, your Starter Kit is fully customizable!  And the best news?  It's only $99!  This flexible kit will give you the perfect start to YOUR BUSINESSYOUR WAY!  When you purchase the kit, you will receive:
  • YOUR CHOICE of up to $125 of ANY Stampin' Up! products—stamps, accessories, tools, digital downloads, and more!
  • A Business Supplies Pack ($65 value)
  • FREE shipping  ($12.50 value)
The total kit is valued up to $190, but the Stampin’ Up! opportunity can be priceless!  Test-drive FULL Stampin' Up! demonstrator benefits and discounts through January 31, 2019 with NO further obligation including the following:
  • Fill your wishlist at a minimum of 20% discount PLUS you can still receive free and discounted products with Stampin' Rewards and more!
  • Be the first to see and order new products (Holiday Catalog Aug. 1)!
  • A FREE Paper Pumpkin kit will also be included in your starter kit. 
  • You will also get two FREE months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) if you sign up for the DBWS within your first 21 days.
  • The Starter Kit ships FREE ($12.50 value) and is FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE with the products that you want!
  • Earn FREE stamps, cash & product awards, incentive trips and awards!!! 
  • Access to an exclusive online stamping community where you can interact with 30,000+ demonstrators around the world and find tens of thousands of project ideas.
  • Attend Stampin' Up! regional or national events to get together and stamp and forge new friendships!
  • Receive the exclusive quarterly Stampin' Success global magazine full of exciting projects, new techniques and information.
  • Access to the demonstrator website with fabulous video tutorials, online extras and projects.
  • And so much MORE (Read my Join My Team page for more information including FAQs, Team Benefits and Types of Demonstrators.)!
I welcome both hobby stampers and business-minded demonstrators to my no-pressure group and I'd love to have YOU join my nationwide team!!!

Can't decide what you would like in your kit?  I would be happy to help you customize the perfect kit for you and YOUR interests!

QUESTIONS?  I will be happy to answer any questions you have.  Please don't hesitate to call me at 757-463-2714 or email me at YourStampTeacher@gmail.com.

READY TO JOIN NOW?  If you would like to join online, just CLICK HERE and the Online IDA will lead you through the sign-up process.  Be sure my name is on the top of the pop-up window.

Please note that you will need to have the following information on hand:

  1. Social Security Number
  2. Personal contact information
  3. Credit card payment information
In less than 30 short minutes, you will have a demonstrator ID, a password to the demonstrator website, and be ready to go!  You can place your first order right away, but please contact me so I can give you needed information and guide you through the process.

Fine Print:
  • Promotion Period: July 1–31, 2018
  • Free assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads available only to new demonstrators who submit applications within promotion dates. 
  • Each Stampin’ Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2017–2020 In Colors. 
  • The 2017–2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle is exclusive to this promotion and includes all colors in both the 2017–2019 In Colors as well as those in the 2018–2020 In Colors. 
  • The Neutrals assortment does not include the three Basic colors: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White. 
  • New demonstrators who submit their IDA before July 1 or after July 31 will not be eligible for this promotion. 
  • The Starter Kit ships FREE ($12.50 value), is only $99 and is FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE with the products that you want!
  • Fill your wishlist at a minimum of 20% discount PLUS you can still receive free and discounted products with Stampin' Rewards, incentives and more!
  • Enjoy full Stampin' Up! demonstrator benefits and discounts through January 31, 2019 with NO further obligation to sell or purchase any products beyond the starter kit.  There's no penalty to drop - you keep the kit and everything you purchased at a discount!
  • I welcome Hobby Demonstrators!  You can participate at any level you want in a pressure-free zone!  I will help you with whatever you need to do what YOU want with your business.
  • Promotion Deadlines: New recruits must be submitted online or by phone by the times below in order to receive free stamps.
    • Phone: Thursday, July 31, 2018 by 6:50 PM (MT).
    • Online IDA: Thursday, July 31, 2018 by 11:59 PM (MT).

LOYALTY REWARDS - When you purchase $50 or more, you qualify for my Loyalty Rewards program!  This Frequent Stamper program is my way of saying "thank you" to my returning customers in appreciation of their business and is in addition to other Stampin' Rewards.  Earn FREE stamps with MarieStamps.com!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE: Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!...


Admit it: you just love our gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper:  Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during July!  This sale includes select Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog (see list below).   Be sure to take advantage of this excellent opportunity!

  Image    Item #    Description   Retail Price 
Image  146902 Animal Expedition DSP$11.00 
Image146897 Best Route DSP$11.00
Image146289Garden Impressions 6" x 6" DSP$11.00
Image146338Nature's Poem DSP$11.00
Image146913Petal Promenade DSP$11.00
Image146331Tranquil Textures DSP$11.00
Image146916Tropical Escape 6" x 6" DSP$11.00
Image146284Twinkle Twinkle DSP$11.00
Image146921Under the Mistletoe DSP$11.00
Image144177Wood Textures 6" x 6" DSP
$11.00

CELEBRATE WITH FREEBIES!!!  Order $50 or more (before shipping & tax) from my ONLINE STORE in July and use the HOST CODE ZRPXAEAZ for your order and I will send you your choice of our new Silver Baker's Twine, to continue my "NEW CATTY" celebration!!!  Your beautiful new accessory will arrive mid August, separate from your order.  Please email me at YourStampTeacher@gmail.com if you need help in using the code or to let me know your FREE gift selection.

PROMOTION DETAILS:
  • Dates: July 1-31, 2018 
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table above qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers. 
  • There are no ordering limits on this promotion. 
  • All order types qualify for this promotion: customer, workshop, online
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion. 
  • This promotion does not apply to starter kits. 
  • In the online store, if a customer orders four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, they will need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately. 
  • Ordering deadlines:  July 31, 2018; 11:50 PM (MT)

LOYALTY REWARDS - When you purchase $50 or more, you qualify for my Loyalty Rewards program!  This Frequent Stamper program is my way of saying "thank you" to my returning customers in appreciation of their business and is in addition to other Stampin' Rewards.  Earn FREE stamps with MarieStamps.com!

Friday, June 1, 2018

STAMPIN' UP! 2018-2019 ANNUAL CATALOG IS LIVE!!!


Cue the HAPPY DANCE!!!  The brand-new Catalog is here, and it is filled with new In Colors, new Core Colors, gorgeous stamp sets, accessories, tools and more!  You are going to LOVE it!

View the online versions of the new catalog and more here (demand is high, so please be patient)!


You can place your order in MARIE'S ONLINE STORE or call or email me with your order!

PREFER A PRINT COPY OF THE NEW CATALOG?   CLICK HERE for more information and ways to get your catalog for FREE.

CELEBRATE WITH FREEBIES!!!  Order $50 or more (before shipping & tax) from my ONLINE STORE in June and use the HOST CODE T97W3WBQ for your order and I will send you your choice of our new Basic or Metallic Brads, as part of my "NEW CATTY" celebration!!!  Your beautiful new accessory will arrive mid July, separate from your order.  Please email me at YourStampTeacher@gmail.com if you need help in using the code or to let me know your FREE gift selection.

Please Note:   You may experience delays when placing your order due to heavy traffic.  During the launch of a new catalog, there's always a risk that some products may go on backorder during the first few days or even during the initial month of the catalog.


LOYALTY REWARDS - When you purchase $50 or more, you qualify for my Loyalty Rewards program!  This Frequent Stamper program is my way of saying "thank you" to my returning customers in appreciation of their business and is in addition to other Stampin' Rewards.  Earn FREE stamps with MarieStamps.com!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

TOOL TIP TUESDAY: 2018-2019 RGB & Hex Code Chart...

Today I have the updated RGB and Hex Color Code chart for our exclusive Stampin' Up! colors including our brand new 2018-2020 In Colors!  I know many of you wait for these with every new catalog.  Usually I don't share until June, but I am having surgery June 1, so you get it early!  ENJOY!!!

Please note that virtually ALL the color codes are different than my older color charts!  Previously my codes were done using Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio software and since it's retirement, the In Colors were captured using my computer colors from the PDFs of the catalog.  This year, for the first time, Stampin' Up! shared new official HEX codes for all our colors and they have changed all the codes from their MDS software codes  Please use the new color codes below for the up-to-date version!

Download the RGB & HEX color code chart by clicking the picture on the left or here:  Marie's SU! RGB & HEX Color Codes

When you view the documents in google, the colors may appear "off".  However when you save it as a copy on your own computer and print it off, they should look fine.

The RGB codes are great for journaling on scrapbook pages or for personalizing a sentiment for a card in Microsoft Word or other software programs.  Of course, you want the colors to match the Stampin' Up!'s colors of the rest of your project and these codes will help you do just that!

Tip:  To use these codes with Microsoft Word, highlight the chosen word or text, click on the Font Color button, choose “More Colors”, then choose the “Custom” tab and enter the number codes for Red (R), Green (G) & Blue (B).  My Word version is older, so new versions directions may differ.

The HEX Color Codes are used for HTML to match the exclusive Stampin' Up! colors on websites, emails, etc.  They are primarily useful for demonstrators, which are among many of my readers.  I print mine out and put them in a sheet protector as I use them constantly!  I hope you find it as useful as I do!

Please Note:  Demonstrators, please give credit where it is due for the work that went into this handout.  You may print the copyrighted handout to share with downline or customers in it's entirety, including my name and contact info, or not at all.  Sorry to have to emphasize that, but I am having a lot of trouble with my work, photos, files, etc., showing up on other blogs with no credit given.  Thanks for understanding!

LOYALTY REWARDS - When you purchase $50 or more, you qualify for my Loyalty Rewards program!  This Frequent Stamper program is my way of saying "thank you" to my returning customers in appreciation of their business and is in addition to other Stampin' Rewards.  Earn FREE stamps with MarieStamps.com!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

EARLY RELEASE: Exclusive Bundles with FREE products!!!...

EARLY RELEASE
SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE SUITE


Stampin’ Up! has created the perfect bundles for every crafter as a tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—their company the hub for creativity and human connection it is today.  Take a look at these exclusive Share What You Love Suite Early Release bundles, and let me help you get the one that’s right for you!



Don't forget to get your brand new 2018 In Color Ink Pads and save 10%!


Promotion Details:
  • Shop the bundles HERE in my Online Store.
  • Bundles may be purchased via customer, workshop, or online order. 
  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).
  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018.  Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018. 
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. 
  • There are no purchase limits in place during the customer sales period. 
  •  If items in the bundles become unavailable during the sales period, available items will ship, and backordered items will ship separately when available. 
  • LAST DAY to order (online):  May 31, 2018; 11:59 PM (MT)

LOYALTY REWARDS - When you purchase $50 or more, you qualify for my Loyalty Rewards program!  This Frequent Stamper program is my way of saying "thank you" to my returning customers in appreciation of their business and is in addition to other Stampin' Rewards.  Earn FREE stamps with MarieStamps.com!

Monday, April 9, 2018

STAMPIN' UP! COLOR REVAMP!...



STAMPIN’ UP! COLOR REVAMP!   
Variety is the spice of life and that’s especially true in the world of color.  Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries. When we see changes happening, we review our color spectrum to ensure that we remain consistently on top of the trends.  This beautiful new variety of shades will inspire your creativity and allow you to explore more sides of your crafting!

IN COLORS
There are no changes to the In Color program. Every two years we will continue to introduce five new In Colors that will be available for the ensuing two years.  However, with the color revamp, we have six previous In Colors that are returning and joining our core colors:
  • Blackberry Bliss 
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Mossy Meadow 
  • Poppy Parade  
  • Mint Macaron 
And here is the new 2018-2019 In Color Lineup:


NEW COLORS
Without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to our NEW colors:


NEW COLOR COLLECTIONS

Stampin' Up! explored different ways to group colors into collections; they wanted each collection to have a color spectrum element and include colors that worked best together. This means that they have made some changes to existing collections and some colors have been moved to different groups.  Here is your new color collection palette (click to enlarge):


Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White have been split off into a new "Basics" group.

NEW INK PAD CASES

Our current ink pad case’s manufacturing mold was about to expire.  The mold can only be used a limited number of times before we need to replace it, so Stampin' Up! had to decide if they wanted to order more of the same molds or try to improve the design.  They chose to improve it!  This aligned perfectly with the color revamp and some improvements to our ink.  This way, when you invest in the new colors, you will be getting a brand new ink and case at one time making it the most cost efficient way for you.

INK PAD CASE FAQ's

WHAT’S BETTER ABOUT THE CASE? 
We wanted the new case to:
• Be less confusing to open.  Opening the new ink pad case is now more simple and intuitive—just insert your thumb in the “lip” at the front of the case and lift it to open.

• Have a tighter fit between the lid and the base.  With the new design, the lid doesn’t accidentally become disconnected which was a common problem with the old case style.  With use, the lid will be easier to slide open and close.

• Be stackable. The ability to stack the cases makes them easier to store and transport.  We designed a nub in each bottom corner that fits nicely into the “dimple” on the top of another case.

Include improved labels and stickers. Here are a few of the ways we’ve done that:
  • We’ve redesigned the front label with a cleaner, bolder design and larger color swatch, making it easier to see the ink’s color. 
  • We’ve included a new In Color icon. 
  • We’re continuing to provide color stickers that you can place on the end of each case to easily identify the ink’s color at a glance. 
  • We’re providing a new color sticker you can place on the inside of the pad, so your customers can easily distinguish the ink’s color when the case is open

IS THE INK DIFFERENT? 
Since we were improving the case we decided to make improvements to the ink as well!  We added defoamer to the ink ingredients because we noticed that our old ink would sometimes bubble (especially on new pads and with lighter colors).  When this happened, the ink wasn’t as even and smooth when stamped as we’d like to see it.

The added defoamer will:
  • Reduce ink bubbles
  • Help you get an even coating of ink on the stamp
  • Help the stamped image have a smoother, solid look  

CAN I USE AN OLD INK REFILL ON A NEW INK PAD OR A NEW INK PAD REFILL ON AN OLD INK PAT? 
Yes!  You absolutely can with the exception of the Basic Gray Archival and Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ inks.  Archival and Classic inks should not be mixed.  All other Classic Stampin’ inks will work fine.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CLASSIC INK REFILL HAS THE NEW AND IMPROVED INK?
Beginning with the 2018–2019 Annual Catalog, all ink refills will have the improved ink formula. Also, if you recently received an ink refill and it has the new branding label, it contains the improved ink formula.   The old designs of the Classic Pads & Ink Refills are guaranteed through May 7, 2018;  then, available while supplies last May 7–31, 2018

WHERE IS THE ARCHIVAL INK?
Archival ink will no longer be part of our ink offering.  Basic Gray will now be part of the Classic Stampin’ ink family.  Please note that you cannot use an archival ink refill on the new Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad, as this will ruin the new ink pad.  Only use Classic Stampin’ ink refills on Classic Stampin’ pads.  Your best options for black ink pads are the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad, to use with Blends and general black stamping needs, and the Jet Black StāzOn Pad, to use for watercolor and nonporous surface stamping.  Both will be part of our ink offering.  We are confident that both the Memento and StāzOn pads are high-quality inks that perform to your needs.

WILL THE PRICING CHANGE WITH THE UPDATE TO THE INK PAD CASES?
Yes, there will be a $1 price increase with the updated Classic Stampin’ Pads.

WILL THE UPDATED CLASSIC STAMPIN' CASE FIT IN THE COLOR CADDY?
Yes, it will fit into the Color Caddy–just not as tightly as the previous ink pad style.  If you’ve stored the updated pads in your caddy, you’ll want to be careful when rotating the caddy and not turn it too fast.  We are working on a new storage solution for the updated Classic Stampin’ Pad case for the future.

LOYALTY REWARDS - When you purchase $50 or more, you qualify for my Loyalty Rewards program!  This Frequent Stamper program is my way of saying "thank you" to my returning customers in appreciation of their business and is in addition to other Stampin' Rewards.  Earn FREE stamps with MarieStamps.com!

LAST CHANCE RETIRING PRODUCTS...


LAST CHANCE TO GET THESE RETIRING PRODUCTS !
We're saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2017-2018 annual catalog and this is your LAST CHANCE to get them!  Retiring products will only be available until May 31, or while supplies last, so now's a great time to get what you need before they're gone!  Accessories will go FAST - especially the retiring In Colors, so don't delay!!!

*Note: Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we'll keep producing retiring stamps until May 25 (not accessories - accessories are only while supplies last). 


RETIRING LIST These lists are updated daily to show the availability of all retiring products. Download the PDF for a quick reference, or use the Excel file to sort the list by product name, price, page number, discount, availability, or product type. Check back regularly to make sure you have the most up-to-date information.
COLOR REVAMP & RETIRING COLORS!!!   This brings me to the 2018 Color Revamp!  In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colors, Stampin' Up! decided it was time to give our color collections a makeover with the new catalog effective June 1.  This beautiful new variety of shades will inspire your creativity and allow you to explore more sides of your crafting, however it does mean we will have to say goodbye to many of our current colors.  I wanted to get the retirement info out right away, so you don't miss out on your favorites!!!   I’ll be sharing more information on the new colors coming tomorrow!

COLORS WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY!!!  My advice is to scoop up the paper, ink pads, ink refills and coordinating products in your favorite retiring colors before they are gone!

The following colors will be retiring:

Retiring 2016-2018 In Colors:
  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum
*Flirty Flamingo will be moving to our new core color collection!

Retiring Core Collection Colors (13):
  • Always Artichoke 
  • Chocolate Chip 
  • Elegant Eggplant 
  • Island Indigo 
  • Marina Mist 
  • Perfect Plum 
  • Pink Pirouette 
  • Rose Red 
  • Soft Sky 
  • Tangerine Tango 
  • Tempting Turquoise 
  • Wild Wasabi 
  • Wisteria Wonder
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
  • Orders can be placed as a customer, workshop, or online order. 
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after May 31. 
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until May 25; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders. Retiring host sets can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party. 
  • Depending on inventory levels, discounts on select products may be introduced on or after May 8. These discounts will not be preannounced. Discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels. If you buy a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference. If there is a product you want, we recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you risk it being sold out.
  • Order deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2018; 11:50 PM (MT)

LOYALTY REWARDS - When you purchase $50 or more, you qualify for my Loyalty Rewards program!  This Frequent Stamper program is my way of saying "thank you" to my returning customers in appreciation of their business and is in addition to other Stampin' Rewards.  Earn FREE stamps with MarieStamps.com!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

ONSTAGE HARTFORD EVENT...

This weekend was Stampin' Up's OnStage Local Events.  I attended the Hartford event and had a great time with all my stampin' friends!  I thought I'd share a few of the pics from the weekend!  I will update this post tomorrow with a sneak peek of the goodies we got at the event.  This shot was with my upline, Melody Tess Rollins (back left) and sidelines Marion Swaim, Monica Giberti and Angela Khan.


Too bad my face is so shadowed by sign in this one!  I could have used it to update my profile pic finally otherwise.


Friday night, I attended a business tips dinner with these lovely ladies at Vivo!  It was a lot of fun and I think we all learned from each other.


Saturday night, I gathered with team members for dinner at Firebox, a local farm to table restaurant that was delicious!  I forgot to take pictures of our group, but I did get these two shots of my delicious dinner and dessert....


4/9/18 Update:  This is a photo I snapped as soon as I got back to the hotel room showing most of the awesome swag we got at the event.  Spoiler alert!


LOYALTY REWARDS - When you purchase $50 or more, you qualify for my Loyalty Rewards program!  This Frequent Stamper program is my way of saying "thank you" to my returning customers in appreciation of their business and is in addition to other Stampin' Rewards.  Earn FREE stamps with MarieStamps.com!

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