Friday, May 31, 2013

New 2013-2014 Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up! Is *HERE*!

Okay, Patient Stampers, the day is upon us! The shiny, {NEW} Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalog is available now for ordering.

  • Click {here} for the PDF of the new catalog.  
  • Click {here} for the link to click through it online (with Flash).
Plotting out the next couple of days:

Friday, May 31
Saturday, June 1
Sunday, June 2
Monday, June 3
Tuesday, June 4
2013 Spring

2012-13 Annual

2013-14 Annual

Today, Friday, May 31:  As I mentioned in THIS post, you may purchase from all three catalogs today!  Just remember that the retiring 2013 Spring Catalog is available only until shortly before midnight tonight, Friday, May 31.  

You may also order from the retiring 2012-2013 Annual Catalog through Monday, June 3.  I'll leave both links to those catalogs on the right side of your page until they retire.

Need a catalog?  Drop me an email?  Want one for free?  I'll be posting soon about the bennies of being a Studio-Sara Select Customer.

Have a great weekend and enjoy perusing the new catalog!  

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Retiring and New Stampin' Up! Products {The Planets Are Aligning!}

Hello, Studio Visitors!  As I was double-checking my dates and times for deadlines and release dates for the old and new catalogs, I discovered something exciting...

Beginning at noon (Mountain Daylight Time) on Friday, May 31, we can order from any of three (3!) catalogs:  2012-13 Annual Catalog, Spring 2013 and the *new* 2013-14 Annual Catalog!  

That means that if you're like me and have some old favorites to scoop up as well as some new Must Haves, you can earn Hostess Benefits on *ALL* of them by placing them on the 31st!  It's like an eclipse, though; the moment will pass.   

On top of that happy news, I had some time to enjoy some stamping and this is a peek at what I came up with this week:

I love the crown, this circle flourish and Eiffel Tower in Artistic Etchings, which will retire.

Both Bashful Blue and the stamp set used here, Circle Circus, will retire.  The TIEF and punch (when I show you this project in full size) are in the new Annual Catalog.

This sweet image is part of the Happy You Hostess set (I masked the sentiment) and the sentiment I stamped on the Tangerine Tango is Curly Cute.  Both retire with this catalog (as does the fantastic Floral District DSP, which is used in the bottom portion of this photo).

More Floral District DSP and the Button Buddies were used in this Case Study Challenge entry, both set to retire with this catalog.

So prepare your list now and be ready at noon (MDT) to fire up your computer and input your order.  Check back this week for looks back at some of my favorite retiring stamp sets (I'll be "losing" a few real favorites)!

Want the new catalog?  Shoot me an email and I'll put you on my mailing list!
P.S.  The stamp set in the top picture is Printed Petal.  The set used in the second picture is Elements of Style.  Both are retiring with the 2012-13 Annual Catalog (sniff, sniff).

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Holy Cow, She's Back!

What a WEEK!  I went online last week to look at (I need to update the banner and buttons) and *ZAP!*  it was gone.  As in *no website*.  If you typed into your address bar, you were given a search for studio-related websites.  WHAT?!  Talk about a total freak-out...

To make a long story short, I ended up calling Tech Support (after spending hours literally going around and around in circles, shaking my fist at my poor, defenseless and BLAMELESS computer).  I spoke with three lovely people (Nel, Andrew and Daniel) who all deserve gold stars, but who were unable to help.  Since it was a problem bigger than the phone, we became email pen pals.

In a middle-of-the-night Aha! Moment last night, I thought I'd check back through my Subscriptions and Stampin' Up! folders in my email account.  I was taught early in my teaching career to create a Subscriptions folder in my account for all of those emails which contain user names, etc, when I create a new account.  For those with sensitive passwords, they're in a different, more secure location (but still accessible).  Sadly, there was no email from Tech Support in my Subscriptions, but I did find one in my Stampin' Up! email folder with the link that has since saved my website and probably my sanity.

So -- I'm back.  I hope you weren't too inconvenienced by my absence!  In the scant week I was off-line, here's what you missed:

  • {Here} is an updated Retiring Accessories List.  Remember, these items are available only as long as the supply lasts, so if there's something you'll miss, order it now.  This list is updated each weekday at 4:00 PM.  If you've got your eye on Retiring Stamps, {here} is that link and you've got until June 3 to place that order.
  • Need to be placed on my New Catty Mailing List?  Expect to receive yours by May 31 if you're already on there.  Not yet on?  Email me (the button is on the left side of this page).
  • Have a big order to place?  If you finalize it by May 30, all orders of $350+ in merchandise qualify for an extra $30 in free stuff!  I know the month ends on May 31, but this special offer lasts until the 30th.
  • Speaking of May 31, that's the deadline to order from the Spring Catalog, too, so deadlines are upon us.  The link to the Spring Catalog is up on the right.
Thank you for your patience and continued visits!  I'm looking forward to posting some of the latest projects I've been working on.  I've just received my latest My Paper Pumpkin delivery!  In addition,
May and June are loaded with men's birthdays for our family (and Father's Day), so I'll be showing quite a few men-related projects.  Hope your week gets off to a great start!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Back from the Magic Kingdom!

Hello, Patient Studio Visitors!  We're back from introducing our youngest to the magic of the Mouse and now it's time to prep for the new catalog.  Speaking of catalog, the retiring accessories list continues to be updated daily.  {Here} is the available inventory as of 4 PM yesterday.

Want a new catalog?  Drop me a line and I'll get one to you!