Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Challenged ... Snow Way!

Had to play in the latest Global Design Project challenge , GDP012, to 'case the designer'!  The designer to case?  The one + only Brian King!  We could use Brian's card to inspire color, theme, style, stamps ... however the card inspires each stamper.  

I was taken with Brian's sketch, then I pulled out the same stamp set, flipped the sketch and chose snowmen rather than penguins ... The darling "Snow Place" stamp set has been begging to play here, and this was the perfect way to let it loose on the stampin' table!  

I created a happy snow-people family coming out to play in their early, unexpected snow!

And since I can barely stamp without using Stampin' Dimensionals, the playday needed dimension!

Note:  I've looked 'n looked for a pic from July's convention to share here ... but currently, that flash drive is MIA.  If it peeks out from it's amazing hiding spot, I'll update.   LOL  Letting it go for now 'n moooooooving on ... there are Thanksgiving preparations to get started here!  

Thanks ever so much for your online orders!  Remember that if you use the current Host Code CATXACAJ with your $30+ order right now, you'll be entered into my drawing for a stamp set from the upcoming Occasions 2016 Catalog!  This includes orders from the Online Extravaganza (sale ends Nov. 30 ... so hurry)!

Inky hugs!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Hootiful Happiness! with a Side of Retiring Goodies!

Welcome to Thanksgiving week!

     A few days ago I shared a peek at "mass production" here in my stampin' zone.  Well, see if you can tell what else has been happening on my table ... ...

Hint:  These little vests are ready to get a bit of texture.
Parts check .. ..  Time to find adhesive!
     Did you figure it out?!  If you already have the popular Owl Builder punch, no doubt you already know what's coming.    

     As it happens, I was sending out special gifts this past week to my Texas Rubber 'n Ink! team members, and these little owls were just hoot-begging to come out to spread the smiles!

Hootiful Happiness!
If you're interested in creating your own little Hootenanny production, you'll need these items:

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Psssst!  The "Into the Woods" designer series paper collection is on the Retiring List!  *Click here for the list of retiring Holiday Catalog items discussed in the previous blog post and get your favorite items while they're still available.   

Thanks for sharing some of your moments with me today!
Inky hugs,


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Scoop'em Up! * Retiring Holiday Catalog Items

It's time to say goodbye to many items featured in the 2015 Holiday Catalog, but right now you have the opportunity to order your favorites.   Here's the scoop:

  • Retiring stamps will only be available until December 28 and then they will become “while supplies last” until January 4, 2016.
  • Retiring accessories are “while supplies last” now...some will sell out right away.

Please Note:  
  • The retiring products are only available while supplies last. The lists of retiring products will be updated every business day.
  • Remaining inventory for retiring products may appear later on the Clearance Rack.
  • NA Note: Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps until December 28 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last).

Check out these Q & A's from Stampin' Up!

Q: Will you order more retiring products if we run out before the end of the catalog sales period?

A: Our intent is always to have products for the entire sales period, though occasionally products perform better than anticipated. If seasonal products (except stamps) can be ordered and received in time for the holiday for which they were designed, we will order more. Otherwise, items on the retiring list will be sold only while supplies last. In the North American market, stamps are guaranteed to be available until one week before the catalog sales period ends. After that time, they will be available only while supplies last.
Q: Why doesn’t Stampin’ Up! just order more products when inventory is low?
A: Purchase order lead time (or the time it takes to get products from the point of ordering to the point of delivery) can take 60 days or more. Because of this, we don’t always have sufficient time to get products to our warehouse before the catalog sales period ends.
Q: When an item is listed on the Retiring List, does that automatically mean that we have low inventory of that item?
A: No.
Q: Why is the list called “Retiring List” and not “Retired List”?
A: “Retired List” suggests that the products are already retired. “Retiring List” correctly denotes that the products on the list are not yet (but are soon to be) retired and will not carry over to the next catalog.
Q: Why did Stampin’ Up! change the retiring product policy for seasonal catalogs?
A: During the past several months, Stampin’ Up! has been aligning programs and processes to provide as much consistency in our offerings as possible. As part of this effort, we are now providing a retiring list for all of our catalogs (not just the annual catalog).