Project Life from Stampin’ Up, Weekly Deals Good Through April 21 and more!

Project Life from Stampin’ Up, Weekly Deals Good Through April 21 and more!

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.

Weekly Deals Good Through April 21st

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!

Any occasion card featuring By The Tide stamp set, news and weekly deals

Any occasion card featuring By The Tide stamp set, news and weekly deals

Hello friends! How have you been? Gosh it’s been so long! Just wanted to pop in and deliver some updates for you guys. I just got the By The Tide stamp set and had to use it. I made the beautiful card you see here with the seashell from the set. More info on that below but first some updates! So the last couple of weeks have been pretty hectic for me. We celebrated my daughter’s fifth birthday in March–my parents came to town! It was a great time. I also got to go to San Francisco a couple of weeks ago for the Ad:Tech conference, which was pretty neat. On top of all that, I’ve been writing a couple of outlines to submit as a speaker proposal for the upcoming WordPress conference: Seattle WordCamp!

WordPress user? Never been to a WordCamp? It’s awesome! WordCamp is meant for all sorts of users of WordPress whether you are a blogger or a developer or you just want to know more. It’s inexpensive–tickets are typically only $20–and they’re held all over the world! Check out the Seattle WordCamp site for more info. Don’t live in Seattle? There’s probably a WordCamp near you! Visit WordCamp Central to find your closest WordCamp. If there’s two things I don’t shut up about, it’s WordPress and Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up in Japan

And speaking of Stampin’ Up!, huge news for those of you who live in Japan… Stampin’ Up will be opening for business in Japan later this year! Here’s the information we were given:

At Stampin’ Up!, we say hello many ways: hello, bonjour, Hallo, G’day, and ¡hola! Now we can add Kon’nichiwa to the list. We’re excited to announce that later this year we will be open for business in Japan!

Why Japan? Japan holds great promise for Stampin’ Up! Japan is a culture that loves creativity and crafting-so Japan and Stampin’ Up! are the perfect pair.

 

As a preview to our launch later this year, we’re taking part in the largest hobby show in Asia on April 24-26 in Tokyo. This will be a great opportunity to showcase our products and share the Stampin’ Up! experience with crafters in Japan. If you have friends and family in Japan, tell them about our participation in the show and encourage them to visit our booth to find out more about Stampin’ Up! and our exciting products.

 

We’ll let you know more about this exciting launch as it gets closer.

How awesome is that! I know that I’m excited for all you crafters overseas!

Weekly Deals Good Through April 14

There’s a couple of great deals this week. I know that I’ve been eyeballing that Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for quite some time now. Ooh it would go perfectly with my assortment of flower punches… Click the image to view all Weekly Deals.

Stampin' Up Weekly Deals Good Through April 14

 

Quick Project: Simple, Ocean-Inspired Any-Occasion Card

Isn’t this just the cutest! I got the idea from Diane Dimich, who posted a video on YouTube demonstrating how to make a nested banner card. You guys should check that video out!

Sending Good Thoughts Your Way By The Tide Seashell All Occasions Card

 

So like I was saying, I recently got the By the Tide stamp set, which features this beautiful seashell among other great stamps and I just had to use it immediately. I also got my hands on a heat embosser, some Versamark ink and some gold heat embossing powder and, needless to say, I’m ADDICTED to heat embossing now! Be watching for more great embossed cards in the future! In fact, my next post is going to feature both heat embossing and the March 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit. And seriously, who didn’t love that kit?

Supplies used the Any Occasion By The Tide Card:

  • By the Tide Stamp Set
  • Perfect Pennants Stamp Set (Bundle with the Banner Framelits to save!)
  • Paper Pumpkin Starter Kit Grunge Stamp (Learn more about Paper Pumpkin)
  • Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • Banner Framelits
  • Versamark Ink
  • Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Sponge Dauber
  • Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies
  • Paper Snips
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • SNAIL Adhesive

Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals Good Through March 24

Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals Good Through March 24

Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals

This week is all about texture! This week’s deals include the 2013-2015 In Color Boutique Details, Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Stretch Trim, Vintage Trinkets, Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Pewter Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Silver Glass Glitter, Scallop Border Punch and the Grad Party Ensemble Digital Download.

There’s just about two weeks left to claim your free Sale-A-Bration gifts! As a bonus, if you order between now and March 28th, you will receive a free handmade card by me! Use the code B6UN7TMN during checkout to receive that gift. Please note, if you choose not to be contacted by me, I won’t receive your address or name and will not be able to send you the card.

View Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals good through March 24th online

That’s not all! Check out these awesome deals!

  • Sale-a-bration! – Free stamps with every $50 spent
  • Free box of Markers! – When you subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin by March 31st
  • Clearance Rack Blitz! – While supplies last!
  • Stampin Rewards – free products with $150+ order!
  • Check out our new products

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin' Up's biggest sales event of the year! For every $50 you spend, you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift! Shop the catalogs, view the bundles or check out the brochure!

Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals Good Through March 17

Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals Good Through March 17

Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals

It’s a great week to expand your texture and die collection! This week’s weekly deals include the Argyle Embossing Folder, Chevron Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Peek-a-boo Frames Bigz Die, Dress Form Pop N Cuts, 3″ Circle Die and the Circles #2 Original Die.

Remember, during Sale-A-Bration you get a free gift with each $50 purchase! Haven’t seen any of the free products you can earn? I wrote about the Heartfelt Banner Kit and have made a few cards with the Banner Blast and See Ya Later freebies.

View Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals good through March 17th online

That’s not all! Check out these awesome deals!

  • Sale-a-bration! – Free stamps with every $50 spent
  • Clearance Rack Blitz! – While supplies last!
  • Stampin Rewards – free products with $150+ order!
  • Check out our new products

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin' Up's biggest sales event of the year! For every $50 you spend, you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift! Shop the catalogs, view the bundles or check out the brochure!

Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals Good Through March 10

Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals Good Through March 10

Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals

There are some great things on sale this week! If you’re in need of Ribbons and Rhinestones, this is a great week to stock up! Rhinestones are modestly priced at $3.71 per pack. Ruffle stretch trim in both Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush are on sale, as well the 3/8″ stitched ribbon in Midnight Muse. Speaking of InColors, The 2012-2014 InColor Designer Series Paper is on sale this week for only $16.46! The 2012-2014 InColor’s will be retiring at the end of May so now is a great time to stock up on any colors that you love from that series!

If you love texture and embossing, the Adorning Accents embossing folders are also on sale this week. Speaking of texture, the Texture Boutique will be available until March 8th and, after that, you’ll have to wait until the new Annual Catalog launches in June. The Big Shot will still be available.

Remember, during Sale-A-Bration you get a free gift with each $50 purchase! See you tomorrow, friends! I’ve got a special post that you don’t want to miss.

View Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals good through March 10th online

That’s not all! Check out these awesome deals!

  • Sale-a-bration! – Free stamps with every $50 spent
  • Clearance Rack Blitz! – While supplies last!
  • Stampin Rewards – free products with $150+ order!
  • Check out our new products

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin' Up's biggest sales event of the year! For every $50 you spend, you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift! Shop the catalogs, view the bundles or check out the brochure!