Say Hello to the new Stamparatus

What is a Stamparatus?  It’s the Best Stamp Placement Tool on the Market.

This great tool from Stampin’ Up! helps anyone get crisp, clean stamped images; plus you can make multiple projects in minutes – with an accuracy and consistency that makes stamping easier than ever before.


Watch this video to see how the new Stamparatus works –

We have a brand new process for getting this tool – a reservation system with multiple reservation windows and approximate shipping dates.  The manufacturer can only make a certain number of these tools at a time so each reservation window has a limit and will close early if that limit is met.  So don’t delay.  The first reservation window opens today – Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2 PM Mountain Time – That’s 4 PM in the Eastern Time zone.  Reservation Window #1 is Nov. 16 – 30, 2017 with an approximate ship date of Feb. 1, 2018.  Two more reservation windows will open later and I will post those dates as the time approaches.

If you missed the first reservation window – the second one will open on December 5th.

You will need to go to my online store – HERE – and make sure you have an online account set up. Click on the reservation button to complete your reservation.  Download an instruction sheet here – Reservation Instruction Sheet.

You will need to have a credit card to create your reservation but your card will not be charged now.  Be sure your email is accurate.  Once the tools are in the warehouse and ready to ship you will receive an email that it is time to complete your order.  You will go into your online account and the Stamparatus will be in your shopping cart – DON’T DELETE IT!!  You can add additional items to your cart.  Add at least one item to bring your total over $50 in February and you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item!  You can also add a hostess code at that time and update your shipping address if it has changed.  Close out your order and your card will be charged at that time and your order shipped.

Here are some Q&As for you – Stamparatus Launch Q&A

Reserve your STAMPARATUS*

*reservation period #1 starts at 2PM Mountain Time on Nov. 16, 2017


Be ready to make your reservation!

Let me know if you have any questions.


Convention Product Display Boards plus a sneak peek

At the Stampin’ Up! Convention there are always lots of display boards.  I think this year there were more than ever before.  So many that I didn’t even have time to look at most of them.  Part of the displays include Product Display Boards – these always showcase products from the catalog in a fun way – here are some from this year –

accessoriesAccessories – including Designer Series paper, Ribbons, Candy Dots, buttons and more.

color-coordination Color Coordination – this is one of the best things about Stampin’ Up! products – the color coordination!  And look how pretty when they are displayed on a board like this.

Kits-this-thatKits and This & That – fun new product lines in the catalog.

stampsStamps – new stamp sets are in every catalog.  You can choose wood mount or clear mount plus we now have the photopolymer sets too.  And the new stamp cases for the wood mount sets are awesome!  I have been adding a package or two to every order so I can move my existing sets from the old boxes to the new ones.

toolsTools – lots of tools and the newest one is the Magnetic Platform for the Big Shot.  It is so popular that what Stampin’ Up! predicted would be a 13 week supply sold out in only 3 weeks!!  So if you are wondering why you don’t have yours or why you can’t order it right now that is the reason.  They are filling all the backs orders as they get in a new supply and plan to be caught up hopefully in a month or so.  I’m thinking wow – I wonder if it will be the #1 selling item for this year?


Yes this was a surprise new product that they showed us at convention and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.  It is an Envelope Punch Board – I can’t show you what it looks like yet – but this is what you can make.

66 Different Sizes of Envelopes!

envelope-punch-boardI don’t know the exact date yet but when it is available I’ll let you know.

Have a great day!


Ryan the creative one

I’ve shown some of Ryan’s creative projects before and now I have another to share.  I don’t know where his ideas come from but this one is good.  He is making his own t-shirt decorations by creating his own stencils.  He used a photograph to create his stencil and then used my Stampin’ craft knife and cutting mat to cut the stencil.  He uses tape around the edges and then on small pieces he was using the 2-way glue pen as a temporary adhesive to hold the stencil to the shirt for painting.  This is his first creation:

ryan-shirt And this is the photograph that I took of him at one of his tennis matches that he used to create the stencil.ryan-picture Is that amazing?

The stencil really looks just like the photo.  He wore the shirt to tennis camp and the tennis pro wanted him to make shirts for him using pictures that he had.  So Ryan made 5 more shirts last week.  Here are a few more pictures:


Now he wants to see if he can sell some shirts to other people.  What do you think?

Today is the last day of June – the Last Chance lists and Occasions Mini Catalog are ending.  july 1st is the beginning of a new Stampin’ Up! year with a new catalog.  New specials will be coming……so stay tuned you won’t want to miss them….

Have a creative day and try something new!


Punch Storage

If you have been to my craft room you know I love Stampin’ Up! punches.  I have them all (my new ones are on the way).  And when you have lots of punches you have to store them somewhere.  I started with a Punch Holder that I found at Tuesday Morning – I bought the one they had and there were no more.  If they had more I would have bought another – it was perfect for large punches, medium punches and even the Jumbo Stampin’ Around wheels.  I would put 2 or 3 of the small punches in one pocket.  But as my punch collection has grown I have run out of space.  So last year sometime Stampin’ Up! showed some ideas for craft rooms and one of the items they showed was another option for storing punches – a towel bar!  The one they showed was from Ikea and it is called the Bygel series – it is in the kitchen section.  I have since seen others using a variety of styles of towel bars.  So I bought some back at Thanksgiving and have been waiting for Greg to hang them up.  Well today was the day he finally hung them up.  Now to re-organize my punches……