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News from Stampin' Up! - Blendabilities

Good morning, friends!  

You may or may not have heard the latest news from Stampin' Up! regarding the Blendabilities markers being discontinued.   Customers and demonstrators alike are experiencing varied emotions about this topic.  On a personal level, I can see how difficult, even gutsy it has been for Stampin' Up! to literally 'pull the plug' on this long-awaited coloring product.  But I'm so proud to be a part of this company that simply will not offer a product that they know to be inferior.  For me, that is the 100% quality standard that I've long known and loved about this Stampin' Up!

So this morning, I want to share the official explanation provided to us from the company. That statement follows:

Blendabilities Product Line Has Been Discontinued

Many of you may already be aware that we have experienced a quality issue with our Blendabilities product line, and we thank you for your patience as we’ve worked through this sensitive matter.
We’ve done everything possible to work with our manufacturer; unfortunately, with no solution in sight, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to discontinue this popular product line.
We have provided you with a Q & A in the hopes that this will answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Thank you for your support as we continue to look for products that will meet our customer’s needs and provide you with the quality that you have come to expect from Stampin’ Up!
If you have purchased Blendabilities, please visit the Q & A area listed to see if your questions are addressed.  If you have concerns not mentioned in the statement, please do contact me via the contact button in the left column of this blog.  I'll be more than happy to talk with you about this change.

In the meantime, have a blessed new week ahead!  As always, I welcome your input, your emails, or calls, and I'm oh so happy to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator of choice! 

Inky {{{{huggss}}}},


Love is Kindness ~ with a Twist of Cantaloupe

Today was supposed to be a day for planning projects for next week's Technique Saturday class.  But .... I browsed around for some inspiration, and then a little side-track happened.

(Confession with a sigh:  This is not an unusual event for me.) 

But then, something that is unusual for me happened!
I found two challenges that inspired me!

This week's SCS Inspiration Challenge, IC476, features wedding cakes galore.  Oh my, oh my!!   Earlier I had noticed the Sketch Saturday #344 challenge.  Now I'm not one to combine challenges very often, so it was an enjoyable creative exercise!

I really do like the new single stamp from the Occasions catty, Love is Kindness.  The sentiment rings so true, and I can easily think of people who would appreciate a card with this expression.

Pick a set of Blendabilities for the tulips (I used Calypso Coral), add on Old Olive Blendabilities for the foliage, and this just-right sized image comes to life in a few inky strokes.

Add in a few Stampin' Dimensionals for some added depth, and this sketch works for clean and simple, or a more layered style ... whatever suits your creative needs!

Remember!   Sale-A-Bration is in progress right now.  That means for every $50 product purchased, you earn a free item of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!   Additionally, every $50 earns a punch on my year-round Customer Rewards Program.  It's definitely an exciting time to be a Stampin' Up! customer!

Hopefully you've found a bit of inspiration today.  I do appreciate your visit!  If you would like to order the products I've used for this project, I'd love for you to allow me to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  My SU website is available for orders 24/7, and I'm always happy to answer any questions you might have if you contact me.  Just click the "Contact Bev" button in the left column of this blog to send an email.

Inky {{{hugs}}},

Ready for a Sweet Tweet?!

Are you ready?
Very good, and oh-so-fun things are coming!

  1. Sale-A-Bration begins this week .... Tomorrow!!!   (Tuesday, January 6, 2015)
  2. The new Occasions Catalog opens up it's bountiful treasures to you tomorrow, too!

Today I'm sharing a little taste of what's available ... as of tomorrow! 

These little tags were stamped with images from the new "Hey, Valentine" stamp set, found on page 8 in the Occasions catty.

Psssst!  If you're already a customer of mine, either online or local, you should have received this new package of delightful in the mail by now.  If not ... please let me know to send these new goodies your way, asap!

(Just click the image itself to see a little larger version.)
Now this is a fun Valentines set for using your new Blendabilities.  And to sweeten that up??  Two new Blendabilities color sets are featured as free choices in the Sale-A-Bration catty!  Now we can add Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky Blendabilities to our Blendies palette ... and make those "free", please!  I used both of these new Blendabilities sets to color the little "sweet tweet" birdie tag.  And that cute little fox tag stamp?  It coordinates with the Note Tag Punch carried over and now available in the new Occasions catalog.  Definitely a great punch to have handy.

From Millan.Net ***Woooohoooooo Alert!   As of Tuesday, January 6, the Note Tag Punch used for my foxy tag has a reduced price as part of the latest Weekly Deals
Set ...
Here in Texas, there are just 8.5 more hours until we can begin ordering from the Occasions Catalog, and scooping up sweet new FREE goodies from the Sale-A-Bration mini!

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to serve you.  I'm always available via email or phone, ready & happy to help with your questions and creative ventures.   Happy New Year!

Inky {{{{hugggsss}}}},

Lovely in the Fall!

Last week's Ways to Use It challenge called for using a tree or trees on a creation.

What a perfect time to bring out my long-adored Lovely as a Tree stamp set to play!  Not only is Lovely as a Tree the longest-running current stamp set by Stampin' Up!, but my set is one of those original wood-mount sets purchased "back in the day" when it was pretty much brand new in our catalog ... or Idea Book + Catalog, a.k.a IDB+C back then.  Some things should be kept ... just sayin'!

It's been a while since I've heat embossed, but it seems that I always come back to that technique in the latter part of the year.  

After white embossing the image, I colored the image with Blendabilities.  I really do like the way this looks IRL (in real life), as the colors are stunning to the eye.  After all coloring was dried, I toyed with the design itself.  My stampin' table has been constantly filled with holiday prep + planning recently ... and amongst the many items at hand was the new set of Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  That's how the "leafy" edge came to be for the tree image layer. 

Texture was added with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions folder and very subtle tone-on-tone stamping of the large oak leaf from the new For All Things set ... an absolutely beautiful seasonal stamp set for Fall, found in the Holiday Catalog.
Thanks a bunch for having stopped by today!  And to my local friends + customers, I'm really looking forward to our Christmas Stampin' Stack coming up next weekend!  See you soon!

Inky (((huggss))),


Additional products include:
InksBaked Brown Sugar + Cajun Craze + Versamark
PapersBaked Brown Sugar + Cajun Craze + Early Espresso + Hello Honey + Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Blendabilities in Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Old OliveCircles Framelits, Corner Rounder, Modern Label Punch, Gold Metal Buttons, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

Blendabilities Are Here!

From Millan.Net    We've been waiting patiently for the brand new Blendabilities, and today is the day!

Yes, you read that right!
I'm tickled to share that the following Blendabilities are now available for customer ordering from Texas Rubber & Ink, as of today, July 1:
  • Cherry Cobbler (item #130995)
  • Coastal Cabana (item #131000)
  • Daffodil Delight (item #130998)
  • Old Olive (item #130999)
  • Pumpkin Pie (item #130997)
  • Rich Razzleberry (item #131003)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (item #129370)
 Additionally, the following accessories are also available for your orders as of July well:
    • Color Lifter (item #129369)
    • Memento Ink Pad (item #132708)
    • Memento Ink Refill (item #133456)
    Just in case you've missed recent discussions during some of my studio classes, I highly recommend purchasing the Memento Ink Pad and the Color Lifter pen when you make your first Blendabilities purchase.

    What about future colors?
    Just a tiny bit longer and the release of the next six colors will be coming, so please stay tuned for future updates!   In the meantime, enjoy this Blendabilities video:  Basic Techniques:

    Happy Inky {{{hugs}}}, y'all!

    I Spy!

    It's my turn!
    ... To show off my newly received and brand spankin' new goodies from the upcoming catalog!

    I didn't go overboard ... I'm trying to "pace" myself ...
    Oh yeah .... "that's" what these proverbial handcuffs are all about!

    Anyway ... Here's the look from 'above the box'! 

    I spy new In-Colors!  
    I spy the delightful brand new-to-all-of-us Blendabilities (alcohol markers to match our color families)!!!

    There's more ....
    They say that Patience is a Virtue!   
    Let's practice ... ....   

    Soon, m'friends!