Hi Stampers! Hope every had a blessed Easter! Such a beautiful day – the trees are all budded and ready to pop and the forsythia bloomed exactly on time! The blue psylium is in bloom and the birds are singing their spring song!
Time is flying and I just realized I forgot to post some of the best photos Borgie captured at the last buffet. Watching these stampers doing their best to untangle some linen thread was quite entertaining!
ALL TANGLED UP for Mother’s Day!
Olive linen thread gave this group a workout to finish this Mother’s Day Card
GRADUATION CARDS – Many school choices
Menomonie High School was a big attraction even for newcomers!
Welcome Darla, Nancy and welcome back Lisa.
FRIENDS AND REGULARS
Have you signed up for the next buffet on May 14th – featuring Father’s day, maybe a different graduation card, a twist on the Best Catch fish, sympathy, wedding and a card or two from the new catalog so you can see what’s coming. Remember to bring your snips, adhesives and come play. We will also be trying the new distinctive Paper Pumpkin Stamps!
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed the photos. We apologize if we missed any of you….we appreciate you doing to the buffet each month. It keeps my craft room very busy and we both stay out of trouble!
CUTE BUNNIESshared by our generous papercrafting expert: Karen Ford. Karen comes every holiday with another special treat in buckets and baskets – enough for everyone! This time some cute bunnies holding peppermint patties and a delightful little chick with a special basket for Meera. What a treat for everyone! THANK YOU KAREN!
MAMMA DUCK AND HER DUCKLINGS – FABLE FRIENDS in the Occasions Catalog – another popular choice with a little paper piecing and the Gingham Gala DSP, basket weave embossing fold These little ducklings are just so cute – it just feels good to work with them. Sharing pictures from our last buffet.
In addition to ducks and bunnies and eggs, this stamp set is a beautiful reminder of His Grace and LOVE during this holy season of Easter
Sneak Peek – New catalog goes live on June 4th. They should be reaching you sometime in May! Here is a little preview from ON STAGE this weekend and some demo ideas with the new Bird Ballad Suite. Aren’t those birds just so sweet?
Bird Ballad Suite, New Catalog cover, Daisy Lane Stamp Set, Timeless Label Punch – all new items in the 2019-2020 Catalog. The On Stage group is a little part of Amy’s Blossom Beauty Team of which we are a part.
Register Here for the next Buffet on May 7th -more graduation cards, Father’s Day, Pet Sympathy and more.
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Thanks for stopping by today. May LOVE fill your heart this Easter season.
The most popular card at the Tuesday buffet. A challenge but nonetheless, these veteran stampers did a beautiful job of choosing just the right teapot.
Top left: Using clear vellum on top of Floral Romance DSP creates a beautiful effect on a flirty flamingo base that is embossed with the Tin Tile Dynamic folder. Bottom: Cup and Teapot stamped on whisper white and covered with the beautiful vellum sheet in the Floral Romance DSP. Inspired by Su Mohr.
CHANGE IS GOOD: Product News
Things will start getting a bit crazy with the end of this catalog year and the arrival of the new catalog! Stampin’ Up! did make a couple of announcements that you may want to know about. It was announced on Tuesday that due to recent supplier issues (and other factors), Stampin’ Up! will no longer be carrying the current die-cutting machine and trimmer: The Big Shot and Stampin’ Trimmer will be retiring. These changes are giving Stampin’ Up! the opportunity to research and explore replacement options. And there will be a gap when we do not have a trimmer or die-cutting machine available.
On April 15th at 1:00 pm the retirement list will post to the website. Products will be as supplies last- so if there is something you can’t live without. Get it sooner rather than later
If you have the Stampin’ Trimmer, you will want to grab replacement blades right away. Because of on-going issues with the manufacturer, the trimmer, replacement blades and mats, will be discontinued. Right now you can order 3 sets of replacement blades per order. Starting April 15th, this number will increase to 6. Over the next few months, there will be small batches of inventory arrive and it’s anticipated to be depleted rapidly. When those few small batches end, that will be the end of this trimmer.
Stampin’ Up! is changing its die cutting and dry embossing lines. Innovation requires risk, and in their pursuit of a better overall die-cutting and embossing product line, they’ve experienced more significant challenges than originally planned for, including some transition issues like the die inventory problems experienced beginning in March. The new dies and folders will continue to work with the die-cutting machine we currently carry but in the 2019-20 catalog there will not be a die-cutting machine. I expect that one will be announced at some point during the year. You can click here to read more about the transition.
When the retiring list goes live on April 15, the order limit for the Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blade Refills will increase from three to six (and the limit will remain at six until they’re no longer available). And from now until September, SU will receive intermittent shipments from the supplier.
The dies and folders that will be offered will not be from our current supplier. So there will be small changes: the dies and folders will be manufactured differently; this means the way you use the new style of dies and folders will be a little different than how you used the old style. Both the new-style and old-style dies and embossing folders can work with any die-cutting & embossing machine (in some cases, adaptations like shims may be required because the gap between rollers on machines may vary slightly between manufacturers). Click here for more details regarding the changes to our die-cutting machine, dies and embossing folders.
I post this and a few other comments from other demonstrators on my Facebook page to encourage you. I realize for many of you that this news may be a little jaw-dropping at first. I had a similar reaction. But after giving it a little more thought, reminding myself that change is an opportunity for new and better, and knowing what a strong company Stampin’ Up! has been for 30 years, I now anticipate some marvelous changes to come! And I’m excited.
NEW ANNUAL CATALOG COMING
WANT A NEW ANNUAL CATALOG WHEN THEY COME OUT IN JUNE? JUST SEND ME A NOTE, MESSAGE OR TEXT TO LET ME KNOW. IT’S FREE IF YOU HAVE PLACED AN ORDER OR ATTENDED A BUFFET SINCE JULY 2018. DEADLINE FOR SIGNING UP IS APRIL 30TH!
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Thanks for stopping by today….
Stay cozy and warm and expect it to melt quickly!!!!
Here are 2 examples of cards ON THE BUFFET to make for individual school graduations. There are also some logos for you to use on your card creations. Some tassels are provided but you can learn to make more colors and the tassels on my Facebook page.
Elk Mound – top left Menomonie – bottom
OCCASIONS CATALOG NEWS
There are some products that are selling out in the 2019 Occasions Catalog already. These products were going to retire with this seasonal catalog anyway, but due to complications with Stampin’ Up!’s die supplier & not being able to replenish the inventory, the following items are no longer available:
WANT A NEW ANNUAL CATALOG WHEN THEY COME OUT IN JUNE? JUST SEND ME A NOTE, MESSAGE OR TEXT TO LET ME KNOW. IT’S FREE IF YOU HAVE PLACED AN ORDER OR ATTENDED A BUFFET SINCE JULY 2018. THERE WILL BE A SIGN UP SHEET AT THE NEXT BUFFET IN APRIL. DEADLINE FOR SIGNING UP IS APRIL 30TH!
Thanks for stopping by today…See you on Tuesday, April 9th!