Announcing Project Life!
Lots of exciting news today! Stampin’ Up just announced a new product line called “Project Life” (yes, the Project Life by Becky Higgins) that will be available starting May 1st! Project Life by Stampin’ Up will come in our exclusive line of colors and will not be available in any store. Just what is Project Life? I’m so glad you asked! Project Life is a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photo 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.
Here’s some FAQ’s that Becky was kind enough to share on her site:
Q: What types of Project Life products will Stampin’ Up! offer?
A: You’ll see Card Collections, Accessory Packs, Albums, Photo Pocket Pages, tools, other accessories, and Stamps, of course!
Q: Are the card designs the same as what we can buy in the stores?
A: Nope! We have worked with Stampin’ Up! to design all new products that are super fun and a perfect match to their existing color lines which will make coordination a breeze. Some of the Photo Pocket Page designs are the same and some are different than what we currently offer.
Q: How do I buy these products?
A: Beginning May 1st, you can purchase products directly through my online store!
Q: Are the products packaged the same as existing products (i.e. Core Kits, Mini Kits, etc.)?
A: Most Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products will be sold in Card Collections of 100 cards with 4×6, 4×4, and 3×4 card sizes included. Each card will be printed front + back as all of our current products, but you will not receive duplicates of any cards in the set. Oh – And we’re doing square (not rounded) corners on all of our cards with Stampin’ Up! Yes, there’s an awesome corner rounder punch included in the product line-up if that floats your boat. There will also be Accessory Packs available (sold separately) that will contain a variety of accessories to complement the Card Collection.
A new catalog is coming!
The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog launch is right around the corner. I can tell you that there are a couple of really awesome things lined up from the catalog (Project Life is one of them) and I can’t wait to share everything with you! Just like with all catalog launches, there will be lots of products retired. The retired product list will be available on April 21st and the last day to order any retired products will be on June 4th.
Spoiler Alert! April 2014 Paper Pumpkin is super cute!
Have you seen this month’s paper pumpkin yet? There was a sneak peek on the Stampin’ Up YouTube Channel. This month’s paper pumpkin is a perfect micro project for Mother’s Day and comes with three photopolymer stamps: four notched chevrons (perfect for a background pattern), a “For You” stamp and a “Happy Mothers Day” stamp, which is perfect because I was just thinking about how I needed one! Don’t mind spoilers? Check out what you’ll be making this month!
Isn’t this just the cutest! I can’t wait until mine arrives!
Weekly Deals Good Through April 21st
Some pretty useful things on the deal list this week. I’ve been eyeballing that chevron ribbon and just might have to pickup a couple of spools! Right now is the best time to stock up because this item is a mini-catalog item and will likely be retired in a month! Click the image to view all of the deals this week.
What I’ve been working on
So for the past week or so, I’ve had my face in a couple thousand lines of code making a WordPress plugin that I hope will dramatically improve the user experience for Stampin’ Up demonstrators using a self-hosted WordPress solution for their website. Long story short? I probably won’t have any cards for the site this week but I’ll try to squeeze in a project by Friday. I’m hoping to get this plugin released as soon as it’s done (I just started coding it so it might take a few weeks or so) and I’m super excited to share it with all of my demo friends! Stay tuned!