Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This is it!

Today is the last day to order from the Summer Mini!  Don't miss out on your favorites!  You can order online here! Just click the 'shop now' button on the top right.  Don't forget to check out what's new on the Clearance Rack while you're there!  :)

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Wanna join the family?

Are you interested in joining the SU! family?  I've got great news!  Join my team on September 1st, and you'll receive a Greenhouse Gala tote in your kit for FREE!  These totes were available to demonstrators at the annual Convention for $40.00!  What a great gift!  

  • This tote fits 12" x 12" products as well as 12" x 12" Craft Keepers, and it even holds your Paper Cutter! It's perfect for carrying supplies to your workshops and will help you stay organized.
  • A back-zipper pocket holds seven Classic Stampin' Pads. 
  • Open outside pockets hold our Extra-Large punches.
  • A detachable shoulder strap makes it easy to carry your tote.

You can find more information about joining my team by watching the video on my SU! website here or you can give me a call @ 813.431.9272 or send me an e-mail @ EMHar720 at verizon dot net!  My recruiting password is emh813. I can't wait to hear from you!

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

More Simple Stamping

Hi there!  I made another simple card with more retired DSP.  There is a new package of Christmas DSP that is quite similar in the current catalog.  :)  After I made the simple card, I decided to make it again and step it up a bit.  The 2nd card has a textured card base (I ran it through the Big Shot in the Petals a Plenty embossing folder), and the image layer has been spritzed with Platinum Shimmer paint mixed with alcohol.  (If you click on the picture, you'll be able to see the shimmer better.)  It feels really good to be stamping again.  I'm so glad I made the time today.  :)

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Dasher.  Ink- Early Espresso.  Paper- Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Real Red, Dashing DSP (retired).  Accessories- Big Shot, Petals a Plenty embossing folder, Scalloped Trim border punch, Platinum Shimmer paint.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Simple Stamping

Hello out there!  I'm not even sure if anyone is still visiting.  I have been a bad blogger.  Things have just been crazy around here.  The kids are back in school, so things should get back to normal now.  (Normal for here, anyway.  LOL)  

I stamped a couple simple cards recently.  I used retired papers and ribbon.  I'm trying to use up some of my stacks of retired stuff.  ;)  I hope to get back in a stamping groove and return to the UDI Inspiration and Sketch challenge teams very soon.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Punch Caddies Will Not Be Available

The Punch Caddy is listed in the new Idea Book & Catalog (pg. 200) as “Coming soon.” We are disappointed to report, however, that due to serious production and quality issues with the manufacturer, we will not be able to offer the Punch Caddies at all. And because the manufacturer will likely not be able to meet our quality standards for the Punch Caddy in the future, we do not have any plans to offer a revised or equivalent product in its place.

We, like you, are disappointed that we cannot offer the Punch Caddies for sale. Because of our ongoing commitment to providing you with the highest quality products, we simply cannot allow this product to go live. If you have additional questions about this matter, we’ve prepared a brief Q&A.

Q: What were the quality issues with the Punch Caddy?
A: Through usability testing we discovered problems with the functionality of the Punch Caddy, as well as issues with materials and aesthetics that did not meet our standards.

Q: Will you offer a Punch Caddy in the future?
A: We have no immediate plans to manufacture the Punch Caddy as it is currently designed. We will possibly look into an equivalent product in the future, but we do not have any firm plans to do so at this time.

Q: Why don’t we get a different vendor to produce the Punch Caddy?
A: The problems with the punch caddy are in the design, molds and materials. Even if we selected another vendor, it would not be possible for them to manufacture a product that would meet our quality standards.

Q: Why are items that are not yet for sale included in the Idea Book & Catalog?
A: The time lines of the Idea Book & Catalog and product development sometimes overlap, and some products are still in development when the catalog goes to press. At the time of printing, we have assurances from our vendors that the products will be ready at or shortly after catalog launch. As the Idea Book & Catalog is the Stampin’ Up! storefront, including them in the catalog provides them with the broadest exposure—much more than they would receive if we were to launch those products independent of the Idea Book & Catalog. Unfortunately, in the case of the Punch Caddy, difficulties arose that will prevent it from being offered at all. Future print runs of the 2010–2011 Idea Book & Catalog will not feature the Punch Caddy at all.

Friday, August 13, 2010

It's Tax-Free Weekend in Florida!

The State of Florida is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $10.00 per item from August 13 – 15. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the list of items posted below will be tax free during the holiday period. You must place your order during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax free. This is a limited-time benefit! You only have until Sunday to place your order.  You can contact me at EMHar720@verizon.net or by calling 813.431.9272.

The following items are tax-exempt during the Florida sales tax holiday:
Item #
2-Way Glue Pen
SNAIL Adhesive
SNAIL Adhesive Refill
Dotto Refill
Anywhere Glue Stick
Sticky Strip
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
Paper Snips
White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen
Blender Pens
Stampin’ Write Markers (individual)
Basic Black Stampin’ Write Journaler
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Extra Hostess Benefits for You!

Extra! Extra! Stampin' Up! hostesses get extra hostess awards through August 31st, in addition to the already fantastic hostess benefits!
Until August 31st, Stampin' Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA $25 to use toward Stampin' Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more!

This extra benefit is included along with the standard hostess benefits they receive when they host a workshop. The standard hostess benefits include
  • A free 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog worth $9.95!
  • Free stamp sets only available to hostesses (with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 10-16 of the Idea Book & Catalog)!
  • Free Stampin' Up! products of your choice!
Workshop total
(before tax and shipping) 
Stampin' Up! merchandise 
 Extra, Extra hostess awards Free Stampin' Up! merchandise with
Extra, Extra
hostess awards
$350 - $399  $40  + $25  $65 
$400 - $449  $45  $25  $70 
$450 - $499  $50  + $25  $75 
$500 - $549  $60  + $25  $85 

This extra hostess benefit is only being offered for a limited time, so contact your me TODAY to schedule a workshop!