Sunday, June 10, 2012

Introducing the NEW FIRM FOAM PADS

I've had some questions about our New Firm Foam Ink Pads lately. What's different about them? Why are they better? How will it affect my stamping? I will start by saying that the image quality is a lot crisper and the coverage is wonderful. They don't require a lot of effort {pressure} for coverage like our old style pads. We have all trained our selves to apply pressure and tap tap tap, to make sure that our image is all ink'd up so the new firm foam pad  does take a bit to get use to at first trying to remember to use a lighter hand when inking our image. Here is some helpful info provided by SU! that will be able to answer those frequently asked questions I've been receiving. 

With the introduction of the 2012-2013 annual catalog, we have made a very big change to our Stampin’ Pads.

Introducing firm foam pads! They change your stamping experience for the better.
We know you’re going to love these new Stampin’ Pads—just look at all the exciting benefits listed below:
  • Provide better ink coverage for your stamps!
  • Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!
In addition, our new Stampin’ Pads
  • Create wonderfully solid images. The Firm Foam releases more ink onto your rubber stamp than the felt pads. When using the Firm Foam pad, your stamp will get an even, solid covering of ink that you may not have been able to achieve with the felt pads. Please note: if you are using the ink pad frequently you may need to re-ink your Firm Foam pad more often.
  • Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!
  • Come with color name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)--just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification! 
  • Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
  • Are available in all colors, including our exclusive In Colors!

Please note: Five ink colors have undergone formula changes to improve functionality and color stability with the new firm foam pads. These colors are
  • Basic Black
  • Basic Gray
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Tempting Turquoise
 While using the new ink formula in the old Stampin’ Pads is fine, we do not recommend using the old ink formula for these five colors in the new firm foam pads. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

REMINDER: Multi- Demonstrator Garage Sale

It's garage sale time! You're invited to a Multi-Demonstrator garage sale! Stop by to see us. We are cleaning out our Stampin' Up! closets and you get the benefits. Stop by to shop through tons of retired stamp sets, paper, DSP, ink, accessories, tools and more! Prices may vary between demonstrators and all retired purchases are cash/check only. Of course you can always place new  orders so remember to bring your credit cards too! But that's not all!!!

Stop by our demo table to see a new product demo! 

Sunday June 10th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
{ Doors will open at 1:00pm sharp}
Tracy, CA 95377

Contact me for location info at 

Monday, June 4, 2012


Good Morning and Happy Monday! This is one of the cards that we had as a make and take for Catalog Launch Event on Saturday. I really like the way this card came out unfortunately it didn't photograph very well. I'm really loving the color combination in this comfort cafe. It may be because it combines 2 of my favorite go to colors and a new color fave of mine, Soft Suede, Pool Party and my new love Midnight Muse.  I found this clean and simple layout from a card that was sampled for demonstrators during our new catalog pre-order. Drop me a line and let me know what some of your new favorites are. 


Paper: Comfort Cafe DSP, Very Vanilla CS, Midnight Muse CS

Stamp Set: Layered Labels

Ink: Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse

Accessories: Apothecary Accents framelits, Large Oval Punch, Polka Dot Embossing Folder and Early Espresso Bakers Twine

Sunday, June 3, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised last night when I received a email from Tiffany Bauer at My Crafty World blog that I was picked to be featured on her Sunday Crafty Picks. Not only do I visit her blog daily but I look forward to Sundays when I get to check out all the crafty picks that she has chosen. I'm truly honored to featured on her blog with such wonderful talent. Thanks Tiffany *smiling* 

Check out Tiffany's other crafty picks here and be sure to check out her other blog posts.

Stay tuned tomorrow, I will have some projects featured from our Catalog Launch that we had yesterday, and to all of you that made it out thank you I had a lot of fun stampin and sharing the excitement of the new catalog. Happy Sunday! 


Friday, June 1, 2012


 Yay! I'm jumping up and down right now and doing my happy dance in excitement that the NEW catalog is finally here, boy the wait seemed like a enternity. Take a look and start shopping today!

Wait there is even more exciting news in store for you today! Hostess a party in the months of June or July and earn a extra HOSTESS products on qualifying parties. Click here for more details.

JUNE takes the cake with more exciting offers. During June, new demonstrators not only get to choose the products for their fully customizable Starter Kit, they'll also get products from the brand-new Patio Party Suite for FREE, including the Make a Cake Set, Patio Party Designer Series Paper, and the Patio Party Digital Collection DVD! That's up to $48 in additional FREE products! Click here to check out the promotional flyer for more details.  Contact me today to join my team and start benefiting from these exciting offers. Remember this offer is only available until June 30th. You can also JOIN MY TEAM by heading over to my online website and clicking here.