Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ ~

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

To Laugh or to Cry?

Photo: Well, here it is...the stack of stamp sets that won't be returning to my shelves. This doesn't even include the sets that may not return from the 2 seasonal catalogs! Trying not to be sad...focusing on the fact that I'm sure the new products will be AWESOME!!!

Holy cow! This is one big stack of retiring stamp sets I just pulled from my shelves! I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I laugh, because every year I tell myself that I'm not going to buy everything. As you can see that didn't work out well! I cry, because there are some really great sets here that I've grown to love. But then, all I have to do is think about the new catalog coming soon, and all the awesome new stamps and accessories I'm soon to fall in love with!

I hope you've looked through the Retiring List and made your wish list. With this week's Weekly Deals the Retiring List and Free Shipping ~ It's a great time to get everything you need! Remember, Free shipping is on any order no matter how big or small!

Weekly deals April 21st

Thanks for stopping by ~ Have a great day!
Debbie D.

Friday, April 18, 2014

5 Days ~ FREE Shipping!

As if the Retirement Sale wasn't enough! Stampin' Up! is offering free shipping on everything for 5 days!
  • Get FREE shipping on everything (does not include expedited orders) April 21-25!
  • Don't forget ~ The Retiring Products Lists will be available on Monday, April 21, so you can take advantage of Free shipping by ordering everything on your Wish List right away!
  • Remember ~ all Retiring Products are only available while supplies last ~ So shop early!
  • Join Stampin' Up! today and take advantage of Free Shipping on your first order ~ April 21-25!
  • Don't forget to check out this week's 25% off Weekly Deals!

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Retirement Shopping!
Debbie D.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Big Announcement!

I am almost giddy with excitement about the latest announcement from Stampin' Up! They have partnered with Becky Higgins to add the authentic Project Life products, in exclusive Stampin' Up! colors and designs to our already amazing line of products! Project Life was created by Becky to make scrapbooking a super simple and totally affordable way to get your photos into albums. You can just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add the desired pre-designed cards! It's a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. It's about spending more time making memories, and less time scrapbooking them. I am so totally looking forward to this. With 5 grand babies, and 2 more on the way, I have fallen so far behind. This is an answer to my scrapbooking prayers!

Beginning May 1, 2014, you can begin enjoying Project Life too! Stampin' Up! is offering a limited selection of the exclusive Project Life products before the big launch with the New Annual Catalog on June 2. At that time, you'll be able to experience the complete new line of Project Life!

I do have a project to share with you today. Here is one of the Easter cards that I'm sending out. I almost forgot to take pictures, before putting them in the mail!

For this card, I used the Blessed Easter stamp. A single stamp available in the Occasions Catalog. Being a single stamp, it is wood mount only. A fellow Demonstrator recommended cutting the words off and making this a 2-stamp set. This way, you can use the tulips for any occasion! I stamped the image with Jet Black Stazon Ink, and used my Blender Pen and ink pads to color the tulips.

The last day to order products from the Occasions Catalog is Sunday, June 1. Be sure to check out all of the great products featured there, and get those that are on your wish list before they're gone!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a creative day!
Debbie D.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Awesome Deals!

Did you know that each Tuesday, Stampin' Up! announces new Weekly Deals? These awesome products are available for one week at awesome prices! Here are the deals for this week. Click on the picture below to start shopping!

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to check back tomorrow for some exciting news!
Debbie D.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Time to Say Good-Bye!

No, I'm not going anywhere, although I'll bet you thought I had already left. My apologies! I have neglected my poor blog, so I'm setting a goal for myself to post at least twice a week. This is a very busy time of year with Stampin' Up!, and I really want to keep you up to date with any exciting news.

So, who is saying good-bye? Well, it's that time of year again to say good-bye to some old friends (stamp sets & accessories), to make room to welcome in some new friends. One week from today, Monday, April 21, Stampin' Up! will release the list of Retiring Stamp Sets & Accessories.

How would you like the chance to win a FREE stamp set? Grab your 2013-2014 Annual Catalog and make your best guess at which sets you think will be retiring. Email me a list of your top 10 choices by Sunday, April 20. When the list is released on Monday, I'll check all of the entries, and the person who has chosen the most correct stamp sets will get to select a FREE Retiring Stamp Set from the selection of my personal stamp sets that appear on the list. In case of a tie, I will randomly draw a winner. The winner will be announced here, on my blog on Monday, April 21, and contacted by email.

Please choose only sets from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog, not the Occasions (spring) Catalog. Also, all of the Hostess Sets will retire, so don't include those. No purchase necessary ~ Anyone can play!

Just a reminder, that when this list posts, the Retiring Accessories are available only while supplies last. These items sell out very quickly. If you see something on the list that you need, it's best to order it as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment. You can place your order online HERE.

Get that catalog and start making your predictions!
Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.