Biker Girl

I am in a card swap this week and we were encouraged to use new stamps from the Summer Mini-catalog and retiring colors. I have worried about this all week because I thought everyone would use the new set Elements of Style and I didn’t want to compete with that! The set is lovely and I can’t wait to make cards with it but I decided to go in a totally different direction.

One of my best customers and friend is a motorcycle gal. When I saw the motorcycle stamp I KNEW she would have to have it. Jamie is not traditional “biker” girl. She is a girly, girl. So Jamie, this one is for you.  It is a simple layout but I wanted to let the image be the focal point. Hope you enjoy it!

I have a bunch of cards to share but just need to take some pictures. Maybe today…..

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Awash with Flowers

Here in the south we are really Awash with Pollen! It is getting better but this time of the year is what I call “yellow time.” There is no reason to wash your car or dust until all this mess goes away. That gives me more time for stamping though.

Get the Awash with Flowers stamp set FREE during April when you host a Workshop with at least $350 in sales!

The Awash with Flowers stamp set will be featured in the upcoming 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, which will debut July 1st.  This is your chance to get this Sneak Peek stamp set for FREE! (Up to a $39.99 value) I love this set. It is so spring like and fun.

Or, you may purchase the 18 piece Awash with Flowers stamp set:
117062 Wood Mount $39.95
120549 Clear Mount* $27.95
*Clear Blocks Sold Separately

Also, enjoy 20% off these four stamp sets during April:
• Greenhouse Garden ($20.76, reg $25.95)
• Fifth Avenue Floral ($19.96, reg $24.95)
• Flower Fancy ($29.56, reg $36.95)
• Trendy Trees ($14.36, reg $17.95)

BONUS: During the month of April, my Workshops will feature the Awash with Flowers stamp set, and I am personally offering 10% OFF the purchase of the Awash with Flowers stamp set to your guests at your Workshop! This will allow your guests to enjoy savings on the Sneak Peek stamp set, while helping you earn your FREE stamp set. Call or e-mail me to book a workshop today!

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Color Renovation

Change is inevitable

We hear this all the time but it is so true…..things change and we have no control over those changes. But we do have control over how we deal with the change. I am choosing to deal with this change in a positive manner.

Last week Stampin’ Up made a huge announcement about their new Color Renovation. When I first read it I didn’t understand and I was sort of upset. Now remember this was Tuesday after we stamped all day and it was about 11:00 PM when I logged on to read the announcement.

But I have had time to think about it, read more of the information and I am very excited! I have wanted some new colors and have been eyeballing all those pretty papers from other companies. Now I can get them from Stampin’ Up! What does this mean for you? As a customer you will see so many new exciting colors to pick from but you will also have to say goodbye to some of the other colors. I will not miss Bordering Blue or Pale Plum….will you??? Some of you might think “Oh great, I just bought all the makers.” I did worry about that but then I decided; a marker is a marker. If I want to color my bird blue I can color him blue with the maker I have. If I just have to color the bird Baja Breeze Blue then I will just have to order that marker.

So without further ado I introduce the new colors:

But the sad thing is that all of these will be going away:

So be sure to stock up on your favorites while you can! At some point, it will be while supplies last only. There are a few I will miss, but not too many. I’m WAY excited about the new colors! There will be special kits available to both demos and customers that will allow us to update our pastels, markers, Watercolor Wonder crayons, etc. All coming our way in July! I can’t wait!!!

Once I get my new catalog I will share ideas on how to update your collection without breaking the bank. I had already planned a “special sale” in June to celebrate a milestone birthday. Now I think I will put that birthday celebration off until July so you can purchase some of  the new goodies.

I hope you will be as pleased as I am. As I said before change is hard but this one was long overdue.

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