Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Stampin' Up! Color Inventories

I've been busy updating my color files and I want to share with my customers and fellow Demos.

The Color Coach cards are from Stampin' Up! What a WONDERFUL resource!! You can print them on white cardstock, punch holes and slip on a ring.

I wanted the blank cards on the back so that my ring of cards would not be so thick. So I printed mine on computer paper and mounted to the retiring chocolate chip cardstock.

Cardstock Deck 2018-19     (I trim to 2 inches wide and Scallop Tab Top Punch)
front and back of Ink and Paper Inventory
Inside Ink and Paper Inventory

Ink and Paper Inventory
(I cut in half & adhere inside & back of 8-1/2 x 11 cardstock)

Sponge Dauber Case has these on sale for $5.99
Color Labels
Entire Color Collection
Color Coach

on the back of each card, I printed the blank pages so I can add my own color combos

Color Coach
print in color on white cardstock, punch holes, insert on a ring)
Blank Color Coach  pages for you own combos
In Colors Color Coach
Blank In Colors Color Coach

Sunday, April 22, 2018


IveI been playing with my new Stamparatus. I made this kaleidoscope with it by first making a template with square framelits. Can you see the two squares in the shapes of the mats?

Saturday, April 21, 2018

NEW Share What You Love Suite

Wanna see a sneak peek at some gorgeous new products coming in the new catalog? How about being able to order them too??  Well you can! Beginning May 1st customers can order from this fabulous product suite.

Customer Sales Period: May 1–31, 2018
  • 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.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Card Fellowship

Clearance Rack Updated!!
Our group met today and made these pretty projects:) Retiring Products marked with * If you love them get them before they run out!
card closed

card open

Dragonfly Dreams
Card Stock
Gold Foil, Calypso Coral, Painted With Love DSP, Whisper White
Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral
Calypso Coral Shimmery Ribbon, Gold Faceted Gems/Glitter Enamel Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals
Dragonfly Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits

  1. Card base: Calypso Coral cut 11 x 4-1/4 score at 2-3/4, 4-1/4, 7-1/4 and 8-1/2
  2. Whisper White cardstock: 4 x 2-1/4 for the bottom layer; and 4 x 1-1/4 for the middle layer
  3. Painted With Love DSP: 4 x 4 of busy pattern; and 4 x 4 of “calmer” pattern
  4. Circles from Thinlits #2 and #10; white smaller and gold larger scallop
  5. Dragonfly Thinlit 3-1/2 x 2-3/4 Gold Foil

Painted Harvest, *Rose Wonder
Card Stock
*Elegant Eggplant, *Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
*Elegant Eggplant, *Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede, *Always Artichoke


1. Elegant Eggplant card base: cut 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 score at 4 1/4.
2. 4 x 5-1/4 Wisteria Wonder stamped layer: flowers in Wisteria 2x and Eggplant, leaves in Artichoke, centers in Suede, greeting and dots in Eggplant.


Card Stock
*Dapper Denim, *Eastern Palace DSP

Stampin' Dimensionals, *Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
*Eastern Medallions Thinlits

1. Base of holder 8-1/4 x 10 scored at 4-3/4 and 5 inches
8-1/4 x 4-1/4 scored at 1 and 1-1/4
2. Fold on score lines, attach smaller piece on right side of larger piece at score line.
3. DSP for larger front panel 7-3/4 x 4-1/2. DSP for smaller fold over panel 2-1/2 x 7-3/4
4. Attach magnet or Velcro dot on cover flaps to secure
5. Adhere 1-1/2 x5 DSP to top of tablet, then attach 5 x 8 tablet with strong tape
6. Decorate cover with die cut.

Friday, April 13, 2018

2018 Color Revamp


The new 2018-19 Annual Catalog was unveiled to Demos this week.  As always it's filled with so many wonderful new products! This year's catalog announced a SPECIAL exciting new change... a Color Revamp!

Since the Stampin' Up! ink pads were being redesigned and improved upon, this was a great time to revamp our colors, bring out some fresh, trendy hues and reorganize our color collections. These fun shades are bound to inspire even MORE creativity!

Departing Colors
Because we brought in new colors, we had to get rid of a few. So if you have a close relationship with any of these, be sure to stock up on any coordinating retiring products you may need.

***Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, but it is also a returning color and will be available as
 part of our core color collection.

There are also 13 colors from the main color line that are retiring:
Incoming Colors

Colors in the NEW 2018-19 Annual Catalog
There are 18 colors leaving in this Color Revamp, and there are 21 colors being added. Stampin' Up! is taking 3 hues (Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White) and pulling them aside from the Neutrals to put into their own "Basics" group. IN addition there are some shifts to maintain balance and variety in our updated collections. Here is how the colors will be organized.
New Ink Pads
Because the mold for the ink pad cases was about to expire, Stampin' Up! Took this opportunity to make improvements to the case design, the labels and the ink formula. So when you invest in the new colors, you are getting all the improvements at once.

What's better about our new case?
  • It’s 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.
  • It has 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.
  • It is 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. Tip: Removing the label stickers from the bottom of the case (after applying the needed labels to the case) also makes the ink pads stack a little better.
  • It includes improved labels and stickers. Here are a few of the ways we’ve done that:
  1. The top label now has a cleaner, bolder design and a larger color swatch, making it easier to see the ink’s color.
  2. The stickers include a new In Color icon.
  3. We’ve continued to provide color stickers that can be placed on the end of each case to easily identify the ink’s color at a glance.
  4. We’re introducing a new color sticker you can place on the inside of the case, so you can easily distinguish the ink’s color when the case is open.
What's Better About the Ink?
We noticed that the 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 improved ink formula includes a de-foaming agent and will reduce ink bubbles, help you get a smooth coating of ink on the stamp, and help lay down the ink better.
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.

And guess what?! You can use an old ink refill on a new ink pad or a new ink refill on an old ink pad – 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.
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.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Hold On To Hope

This is such a lovely stamp set. I'm not a cat lover, but this image is so sweet. Watercolor pencils work it up so easily. I sent this card to our Minister, who just had surgery and is experiencing complications in recovery.

Product List

Everything You Need to Know About The Stamparatus

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!
Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it.
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp - no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
  • Stamparatus Introduction 
Stamparatus  Magnets
My BEST Tip: wrap your magnets in Duct Tape as it is very strong and by leaving little 'tabs' on the ends you have the perfect way to easily pick up your magnet!!

  • Stamparatus Technique Series
  • Video #1 Precision Placement
  • Stamparatus Technique Series
  • Video #2 Aligning With Red Rubber Stamps
  • Stamparatus Technique Series
  • Video #3 Creating Patterns With Hinge-Step Technique
  • Stamparatus Technique Series
  • Video #4 Stamping on Pre-Die Cut Pieces