Sunday, June 30, 2013

See You on Bloglovin'!

Tomorrow (Monday) is the day they've been warning us about.  Google Reader will not be available... Fortunately, switching over is simple.  I've found Bloglovin' and I'm really happy with it (and wish I'd joined sooner).

Joining is easy:

I use my email instead of Facebook:

Once you've got an account set up, you simply go to the drop-down menu between the heart button and search window and choose "Import from Google Reader":

This will be your prompt:

Click on "Google Reader" and then you'll be prompted to "Import from Google Reader."

It'll take a few moments while Bloglovin' ticks away, importing your blogs...

You have the option of getting a little indicator when a blog that you follow updates...  Choose "now" or later.

It's that easy!  Bloglovin' is terrific.  Organize your blogs into collections (I have paper crafting ones I follow, of course, as well as cooking, decorating and lifestyle blogs).  Your blogs still appear in alphabetical order, but you can also view them per their "group."

Other features I love are that I receive a once-daily email of all of my favorite blogs' updates.  I choose the frequency with which that email comes (one can opt out).  Love it.  

There's also a Bloglovin' app!

Check it out and please follow me there (there's a button on the right, under the new catty to make it easy)!

I'll be posting this week about the latest things I've made with the My Paper Pumpkin kits I've received.  So fun!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My Digital Studio Facelift for the Banner and Buttons

Hello, there!  Today's much-needed blog facelift comes courtesy of My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up!  I used the Legit Kit download for the fun washi tape and stamped images.  I love the fresh, fun colors for summer!

School's out and summer is here.  The Studio is undergoing a healthy dose of spring cleaning and I've got my list of Top Things to Order from the New Catty.  I'll be posting that soon and showing you some of my Studio renovations and reorganization.

Give me a shout if you still need the new catalog.  Operators are standing by (wink, wink)!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Last Day to Order from the Retiring 2012-2013 Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up!

Hello, Studio Visitors!  Happy Monday!  Today is the *FINAL* day to order from the retiring 2012-2013 Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up!

  • Here is the link for the {retiring stamp sets}, which are guaranteed to be in stock through today.
The final orders must be placed no later than tonight at 11:50 PM Mountain Daylight Time.  You're always welcome to contact me and I'll help you to place your order.  *If you're local, I'm placing an order today and you can combine your order with mine to save on shipping.*

Need a copy of the new 2013-2014 Annual Catalog?  Drop me an email and I'll send one right out!  Can't wait?  Check the link to the right...

Stay tuned this week for My Digital Studio updates, my Top Ten list of Must-Haves from the new catalog and news on a couple of promotions Stampin' Up! is running.  If you missed my post on Saturday, check it out {here} for a lot of good information about current specials and promotions.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

More News from Stampin' Up! and the {NEW} 2013-2014 Annual Catalog

Holy moly, what a day!  Yesterday started for me in my daughter's kindergarten classroom as I taught our final art docent lesson of the year:  a self-portrait inspired by Frida.  Whew!

Next, Stampin' Up! launched its new 2013-2014 Annual Catalog and it happened an hour EARLY!  Woo hoo!  Demonstrators and customers everywhere were flooding the phone lines and getting busy online placing their first orders.  Yesterday provided a rare opportunity; the Spring Catalog, retiring 2012-2013 Annual Catalog and the *NEW* 2013-2014 Annual Catalog were all available from which to order!

Here's what you need to know today:

  • While the 2013 Spring Catalog is retired now, we can still order from both annual catalogs through Monday.  Retiring stamp sets {list here} are guaranteed through Monday; retiring accessories  {list here} are only available as long as supplies last.

  • Are you a fan of the photopolymer stamp sets?  If so, I've got good news for you.  Stampin' Up! will be releasing a fun new set each month!  Another woo hoo!  Here's this month's set, Wanderlust:

Here are links to the previous sets:  Show and Tell 1 and Show and Tell 2, Bombs Away Birthday, and Designer Type.  

  • Now, through the end of June (can't believe we're there already!), you can order any or all of the following three sentiment sets and get them for 25% off!  
Sale Price
Regular Price
Stamp Set
Item #
Page #
Sassy Salutations, Wood-Mount
Sassy Salutations, Clear-Mount
Sweet Essentials, Wood-Mount
Sweet Essentials, Clear-Mount
Petite Pairs Wood-Mount
Petite Pairs Clear-Mount

Sassy Salutations:
 Sweet Essentials:
Petite Pairs:

  • Finally, Stampin' Up! released its latest "Best of" stamp set in commemoration of its 25th anniversary, Best of Greetings.

That's a lot of new stuff!  Whew!  Contact me if you're without the new 2013-2014 Annual Catalog and please let me know if you have any questions!