ORGANIZING DSP…Last Product Share…DSP SALE!

 

 

 

 

Good Tuesday to each and everyone of you! Summer is officially here…and today I have another ORGANIZATIONAL Blog Post for you so grab a cup of your favorite and let this settle in!

You might also wanna grab your catalog and a piece of paper and pen – we have lots to go over!

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of me attempting to explain my system of how I tackle my DSP….I have 3 point that I am going to be covering so if you are one of those….scan through people – here are the 3 main topics of this post!

 

 

 

  • How I organize my DSP (both 12 X 12 sheets & 6 X 6 sheets)
  • FINAL CALL for a Product Share from the NEW CATALOG
  • UPCOMING SALE on DSP from the NEW CATALOG

 


 

  • How I organize my DSP

 

You just have to chuckle when you read and look at this image. It is soooooo darn true for me at least…

We all seem to DO IT…we “get and get” before we declutter and/or have a system! It is a viscous circle we seem to get ourselves into!

I am the very 1st to admit that how one chooses to organize is a personal preference and lets face it, there are no right or wrong ways! The thing that I think we can all agree on is that….having an organizing system that WORKS FOR YOU…makes the journey a happier one!

I am one that adores a challenge of using a space to the best advantage. For me, it is a game/challenge to me and trust me, there are many times that I revisit a way that I organize and perhaps change it….for when it comes to organizing my Designer Series Papers….I have done it this way for DECADES!

I love this method as it takes up a wee bit of space, I have everything I need at my fingertips. It is clearly a “do it once and you are done kinda task”  Let’s dive in. I will try my best to hyperlink items for you when I can. I want to point out…being organized takes a focused period of time on your part but trust me, when you are done…you are one happy person!

Storage Studios - Dividers - Set of 3

 

I use these containers to store all of my DSP in. YEP, just ONE CONTAINER will hold all of my paper….I do have another one and once the Holiday Catalog and then after January when the Occasions/Sale-a-Bration offerings come out..I can hold all 3 catalogs worth in just 2 of these containers. 

To me, the key is having the file folders for each DSP offering. I know what you are thinking….Susan – this is great but it costs! I think you know what I am going to say…..

YEP, it does – but it is a one time investment and when you have the feel and enjoyment of organization with your paper…you will thank me!

Like I have said, I have used this system for YEARS and I totally would not change a thing! Now you all know I probably have a BUNCH OF PAPER…and YEP, I do – but to have the amount in just one of these containers is the best feeling in the world. Ready…!!!

 

 

  • This is the lifesaver Storage System that I use! Remember, you can most likely get everything you have in 1 but I do have 2 for when more paper comes out! Ions ago there was a company called Cropper Hopper and that is where I originally purchased them from. To save you a bunch of time running from store to store to see if they have them….I would just order them online!

I am linking these to Scrapbook.com as they are the cheapest right now and shipping is free for orders over $60.00.

 

 

  • Next, you need the folders to go into your holder. I know you all are thinking – this is getting $$$$ but I am trying to my best ability to share what works for me. Trust me, if you DO NOT GET A GRIP ON YOUR PAPER…..you will do one of 2 things……continue to buy more or become resentful to the whole crafting process and feel defeated! You can do this!

I have a folder for EACH of the DSP’s. When you purchase these folders…remember that there are 3 in a set so plan accordingly to what you think your needs will be. They are made from a super think vinyl and the labels that you create with your label maker will peel right off…..that is why I use the P Touch Label Maker for these over using the Avery Labels.

 

 

You will see below how I reuse these labels once the product has been retired. Darn, this is SOOOOOOO HARD to put into words – I hope that this is all making sense to you!

  • Lastly you will also need these dividers to go INTO each of your folders to separate the Scraps from the full sheets of paper! Again, these come in a set of 3 so order accordingly. I place another label on the front of this saying the DSP Name and then the word SCRAPS after it…..(for example: Animal Expedition Scraps) I will re-use this label again after the paper is retired!

In a nut shell….if you choose to organize your paper like this (trust me, you’ll thank me) you will need 3 components –  (1) the storage organizer, (2) the files for the DSP’s and (3) then the dividers to go into the files as stated above with all of the hyperlinks for you!

 

 

For my 6 X 6 DSP…I use simple cubes that can be found at Walmart (around Back to School time which will be soon – they have these in FUN COLORS and they are super cheap then) or any Office Store has them usually in Black. They are meant for storage for CD cases but they are a great organizer tool to have!

 

 

  • I take my 6 X 6 papers and then make a label just as I did for the above and store my paper in the container. You can use the heavier cardboard that comes with the 12 x 12 DSP Packs and cut them to fit in between each paper collection.

With the NEW DSP Collections (page 191 in the new catalog) this is a great way to keep them separated. I have sold SOOOOOO MANY of the Product Shares #3 and trust me, if you do not keep them separated you will drive yourself NUTS trying to figure what color family they came from! You will be able to keep all of the 6 X 6 paper from this catalog as well as future catalogs in one cube….you see – a lifesaver!

 

 

The LAST Tip on DSP Paper Storage….

 

  • When a new catalog comes out…I take all of the DSP that is being retired out of the storage sleeves and cut it into 6″ X 6″ pieces and take the label that I made with the P Touch Label Maker (that was on the storage sleeve) and place it on the divider that I cut from the packaging from DSP and put it on there.

 

  • I put the other “label for the SCRAPS” and place it on these great bags so when I have scraps…they can easily fit into this 7″ X 7″ bag.

The reason that I use and adore these bags are that they are a super quality of a storage solution. I cut them down to the 7″ X 7″ size for this need…but I usually use them for large stamp sets that I might buy from another stamp company….(that is for another organizational post) as you know…there IS method to my organizational madness….ALWAYS!

 

 

 

 

These bags are super strong and you can use them forever. The reason that I like using the label from the P Touch Label Maker is that you can easily pull it off the front of this storage envelope without residue of the label behind and use it over and over…..as you know – THERE IS ALWAYS new paper coming out!

Here is a BIG TIP and one that I am trying to implement…as you go through your paper and cut it into 6 x 6 pieces….look at it and if you know that you are NEVER EVER GOING TO USE IT….do this  – GET RID OF IT! Yep, either give it to a friend that can use it….donate it to an organization…or YEP – file it in the “circular can” !!!

 

 

 

 

I can hear some of you gasping but let’s face it, WE CANNOT KEEP EVERYTHING!

 

I have started to tuck in paper/products that are retired that are in perfect condition when I ship something to someone with Priority Mail….as it is a FLAT RATE…..no worries about the extra weight to the customer. It WILL make you feel good as at least you have the wonderful thoughts of someone else using it!

WHEW….that was LONG but it was also hard to put into words, darn I wish that we lived all in one town!!! I hope that this helps you paint the picture of how a system can work. As always, please share what works for you…we have a wonderful community of tips and I know we all enjoy reading what each of us seem to do! Let’s move on!

 

 


 

 

  • FINAL CALL for a Product Share from the NEW CATALOG!


Yep, it is that time…the last offering of a Product Share from the NEW Annual Catalog. Product Shares are simply the BEST WAY to get a taste without stuffing yourself and also your wallet!

I take great pride in my Product Shares not only offering you a super fair offering but also in my delivery and attention to detail with your shares~

Remember, I once use to take FULL ADVANTAGE of also purchasing shares and I know the happy feeling inside we get when the HAPPY MAIL arrives! Who in the heck does not like receiving HAPPY MAIL!

You can CLICK HERE to see the offerings and then please email me with your name and address along with your shares that you need.

 

The cut off is SATURDAY, JUNE 30th and I will be sending Pay Pal Invoices out Sunday Morning.

All Shares will be shipped on Tuesday (one week from today) and I ship Priority Mail so you will have them next week! Next in this post you will learn about the Buy 3 get 1 FREE DSP SALE through the month of July. Getting the share #2 (the DSP OFFERING) is a great way to get a taste of the DSP and then you can see if you want to take advantage of the sale in July!

 

 


 

 

  • UPCOMING DSP PAPER SALE: Runs from July 1st (yikes that is this Sunday!) – July 31st

 

 

 

We all know that Stampin’ Up! does a great job with their Designer Series Papers (DSP) and if you all remember from the past…

Stampin’ Up! will periodically run a DSP sale and YEP…it is coming to the NEW DSP’s from the New Catalog. The papers are featured on pages 188 – 191 and there are 10 offerings for you to take advantage of…(below you will see the 10 offerings)

 

Buy 3 DSP’s and get 1 FREE DSP!!!

(remember it is just from July 1st – 31st)

 

 

What would be my favorite picks???…..hmmmmmm….that is hard but I will say bullet points #’s 3,4,8 & 9 would be my picks for the buy 3 get 1 FREE as I love the colors and the style of each of these papers as you know me, I adore color with crisp and fun patterns!

This might surprise you…..but really – REALLY close was the Best Route DSP…..I am not a huge fan of that Suite (pages 52 & 53)….but the paper is really fun.

 

We all know that there are 2 sides to every story and YEP, it is true with paper as well! 🙂

 

The more “basic prints” are just wonderful and that Maps Etc…Embossing Folder is great! Over the weekend played with the new embossing folders as YEP, I am type A with those as well and I make a sample ring of the new embossing folders so when I sit to create – I can quickly go to the sample to see if the look and feel will work with my project! It is a super fun emboss with such crisp details!

Ok – there you GO! A super LONG POST but one that I hope you found super helpful! Below I am showcasing the DSPs that will be on special during the month of July….

 

Please remember, the cut off for the last WAVE OF THE PRODUCT SHARE is Saturday, June 30th!

 

Here is the link for you to view the various offerings. Please email me and put in the subject line, PRODUCT SHARE so I can spot it! Trust me my cyber friends….I totally GET IT that it does take, time, money and energy getting organized. It is a draining process but in the long run you will be super happy!

That is exactly what I have been up to! We sure do have a BUNCH to be organized around our home and I have been trying to break it down into sections! Unfortunately we lost our guy that helped us with mowing and John decided that “we could handle it”…..well…..with all of the rain we have had and the endless cycle of hoping on a mower….John is now agreeing that we need help!

Trust me….when you hear about a HAPPY DANCE….I was sweating with joy to hear those words! Fingers crossed that the guy that is coming on Thursday to “look at it” will want the job!

Have a FAB-O day….and go get ORGANIZED!

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT SHARE TIME…Woot-Woot!

 

 

WOOT-WOOT…..you are going to SMILE!

 

Here is the PRODUCT SHARE offering for the NEW CATALOG that will be coming down the road before you know it…JUNE 1st to be exact! (two weeks)  🙂 I know this will make you do the Happy Dance!

For those of you that have purchased shares from me in the past….you know the drill…and for those of you that are NEW to Products Shares….it is SIMPLEthey ARE the way to go! Please read all of the offerings and do not hesitate to reach out to me or leave me a comment….I will be happy to help answer your question.

Darn, I wish that I could show you more pictures of the exact goodies but I can’t for several reasons….I do not have them (as we only have a wee bit from the pre-order) and I cannot show you the inside of the catalog until the 1st but YOU KNOW ME….I am super selective and fair with my offerings so it is kinda one of those “trust me” times!

 

 

NEW PRODUCT SHARES !!!

 

 

 

 


 

 Share #1 – DSP Swatch Books – $30.00

These are a MUST HAVE Stampin’ Aid to have at your work space!

These gems are a VERY VALUABLE piece of Real-Estate in your craft space. These along with below share offering Share #4 will have you SET and all ORGANIZED. There is no need to DRAG OUT lots of paper to see what will work for you.

These are a true “labor of crazy love” to make but they are sooooo worth it. You will thank me each and every day you use them! They have all of the important information on them to see at a glance – trust me, once you get these….you will always get them each catalog.

There will be 12 swatch-books – all from the collections of paper that I am offering in the next share. (I did not do the new vellum offering as I felt that this was a very limited offering for most stampers and the Wood Textures was a carried over item)

 

 

 

 

 


 

Share #2 – Paper Shares – Designer Series Papers:  $35.00  

Let’s face it….we all have issues when it comes to paper but THIS IS the way to get it without breaking the “daisy bank” there are 12 collections that I am offering. Stampin’ Up! does paper well – actually…VERY WELL…..but one thing that ALWAYS SEEMS TO HAPPEN is….the pictures in catalog does not do them justice. They try but as we all know, you need to have it in your own paws!

My Shares are all 6″ X 12″ so you can get a great feel of the paper, having an ample amount to do more than 1 project. We have (10) new Designer Series Papers that are the 12 X 12 size and (2) new in the 6″ X 6″ size…listed below.

  • Tea Room Specialty, Broadway Bound Specialty, Share What You Love Specialty, Twinkle Twinkle, Under the Mistletoe, Nature’s Poem, Petal Promenade, Tranquil Tide, Animal Expedition and Best Route.  (You will get 60 sheets at 6″ X 12″ pieces)

 

  • Garden Impressions and Tropical Escape (You will get 24 sheets at 6″X 6″ pieces)

 

 


 

Share #3 –  Paper Share – Color Collections – $35.00 

I am just “over the moon happy” that Stampin’ Up! is returning an offering like this. I can hardly wait to get my hands on all of the collections as I firmly feel that this is a fabulous way to take the “guess work” out of what to reach for. You will have EVERY color collection that we have. This IS one of the KEY ADDITIONS to the Stampin’ Up! Catalog for me….these will be just so darn tootin’ useful!

I also love the basic designs of the stripes and dots….classic all the way – below you can see an image but remember, this offering will include a FULL 6″ X 6″ sheet of each color in each collection – 6 collection in total= a total of (100) 6″ X 6″ sheets!

I only could get my hands on the one below….but trust me….ALL OF THEM will be on my 1st order June 1st!

  • Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, In Color 2017 – 2019 and In Color 2018 – 2020

 

 

 

 

 


 

Share #4 Card Stock Swatches on a Ring – $10.00 

These are a MUST HAVE in my stampin’ opinion! I blogged and offered them earlier in the month, click here and MANY of you have already ordered them and they are a HIT! You will have ALL of the solid cardstock paper that Stampin’ Up! offers in one handy ring…all labeled for you.

 

 

 

 

 

I have had many demonstrators order these as a “kick off” for the new catalog and we are having the wonderful color revamp….some have also just purchased a BUNCH at once and then have customers/downline reimburse them as if you order 10+ the SHIPPING IS FREE. (if you purchase these in 10 +, I will adjust your shipping when I bill you)

I had NO IDEA how popular these world be and I do have more on hand (limited quantities)…but once they are gone, I will prioritize the Product Shares here when the Catalog goes live on June 1st and then restock this stash as needed.

I hope that you understand as I take great pride in the service and presentation of my shares….so if you want these….and want them BEFORE I RUN OUT….I would snatch them NOW as I can bill/ship now…

 

 

 


 

Share #5  – Ribbon Shares – $30.00

Now here is another thing that Stampin’ Up! does well…. Ribbon! I know, I know…this is another area where we all have issues – remember, I GET IT as I am the exact same way!

There are many more offerings of ribbon in the new catalog so I was trying to be practical and narrow it down to the ones that touched my “heart strings” in making clean & simple cards and affordable. Heck, we have a WHOLE YEAR to get more if we want to!

Remember….I am SIMPLE – I just take a roll and cut it into quarters….so you have a nice and big piece to work with…. (John can handle this job….I actually I put pieces of Washi Tape on our Kitchen Counter….get a pair of Ribbon Scissors for him and say – HAVE FUN!)

You will get 2 1/2 yards of each of the offerings!  (pages 200 & 201)

  • 1/4″ Mini Stripe Ribbon in Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape and Poppy Parade
  • 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon in Real Red
  • 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch
  • 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in Very Vanilla and Whisper White
  • 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon in Granny Apple Green and Gray Granite
  • 1/2″ Satin Ribbon in Black
  • 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon in Petal Pink and Shaded Spruce

 

 

 

 


 

Share #6 – Embellishments – $25.00

WOWZA – now this is another SUPER HARD thing to pick out without going over board. I think that you will be super happy with the offerings and keep reading as with the GOTTA HAVE IT ALL you can pick more embellishments!

One thing that always seems to happen for me….I get embellishments and yes, they are super cute….but I do not use them as much as I thought….so….the only “trinket” type embellishment I have in this share is the candle….they are sooooo darn cute & classic!

I tried to pick the must haves in my SIMPLE opinion! (pages 197 & 198)

  • Kraft Pillow Boxes – (2) super sweet pillow boxes – (I am thrilled with this addition trust me, watch my blog for why…page 193)
  • Faceted Dots – 1/2 sheet works out to be 48 in Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaron  🙂
  • Glitter Enamel Dots – 1/2 sheet works out to be 80 in Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo
  • Share What You Love Pearls – 1/2 sheet works out to be 50 in Grapefruit Grove, Petal Pink, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron and Tranquil Tide (these pearls ARE a girls best friend…)
  • Metallic Pearls – 1/2 sheet of each color – works out to be 120 in Gold and Silver (these are bee-utiful)
  • Basic Jewels – 1 /4 sheet – works out to be 55 of Red Rhinestones  (yippee…excited!!!)
  • Twinkle Sequins – 1/2 sheet of each color 50 of each in Iridescent and Silver (I think these are going to be a hit)
  • Basic Adhesive Sequins – 1/2 sheet of each color works out to be 125 in Mint Macaron, Pearl White, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand and Soft Sea Foam (If it says BASIC…than it’s for ME….super happy of this offering)
  • Candle Embellishments – (3) of each in the colors of Gold and Silver (What is a Birthday without a candleLOVE THEM! )

 

 

WHEW…….This is SUPER LONG and I am sorry but PLEASE KNOW that I do take GREAT PRIDE in making sure that you get the BEST POSSIBLE offering of Product Shares as it is such a super exciting time of the year! Truly, our inner child comes out and we can hardly wait to get our hands on the new goodies. I DO GET IT!

The one category that is always a hit… the one that is the HOME RUN for many of you is the…

 

 

I WANT IT ALL CHOICE (smart stamper!!!)

Again, “I get it” as this addiction that we all seem to have brings us joy!

 

 

As John always says to me, “If I would have know that paper, scissors and stamps would make you so happy…..” yep  – crafting does bring me joy and when I see that option of I WANT IT ALL…..I smile as it is just ONE CLICK and POOF...I can sit back and wait for it to arrive!

The cost of the I Want It All is $165.00 (yep, a simple addition) but for the I Want It All….you can either pick from one of the 2 options…and I will send it to you with your order.

  1. The Colored Doilies and the Pearlized Doilies for FREE….a $9.00 value (page 192)
  2. The Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack for FREE….a $8.00 value (page 201)

 

I will be ordering on June 1st with the chickens to get  “the goods” as soon as I can!

 

Can you believe that June 1st is on a Friday!?!?! DARN, that means that even if I do overnight delivery….I will not get a box until Monday….but please know…one thing is FOR SURE….I get my Product Shares turned around in a FLASH! (just ask my family)

If you have purchased a share from me before…please leave a comment to let others know how you liked them! (thanks, I DO take pride in my service and presentation for my shares)

Now to the dreaded thing – SHIPPING….

 

Shipping:

This part of HAPPY MAIL is always a pain but I do my very best to offer you the BEST OPTIONS that the dear old Post Office gives to me…..like many things, the prices on Priority Mail has gone up this year but it is the best way to ship….very fast and very efficient.

I use the long, legal Flat Rate Shipping Envelope and they cost $7.00 to ship. If you do get the I WANT IT ALL the cost for Shipping that will be $13.65, the cost of a Flat Rate Medium Shipping Box.

If at all possible I can use bubble mailers and it is not over the 13 oz. limit, I will use that service…which is around $3.75 –  $4.50. I guess you can say…the moral of this postal story is….I AM VERY FAIR in making sure that you get the best possible rates with the best service…as I know how important it is! (just ask my ladies at the Post Office….I drive them crazy but I shower them with goodies)

If you order #2 & #3 together, I will try my best to fit it in one envelope….but I cannot promise that – I will communicate and/or reimburse you if shipping is less than I expected!

 

SHARE #1 – Swatch Books only – $4.00

SHARE #2  – DSP Papers  –  $7.00

SHARE #3 – DSP Paper Collections – $7.00

SHARES #4,5 or 6 – These all should be able to go First Class Mail – $4.50

SHARE –  I WANT IT ALL  – $13.65 (please do not forget to tell me what FREEBIE you want)

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE (this should be just an email to me back) and put in the subject line – NEW CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE so I can SPOT IT and let me know what share numbers you are interested in.

Please put your NAME & ADDRESS (pretty please) so all I need to do is copy and paste it to get labels ready before June 1st rolls around! I will email you back a confirmation that I received your Product Share request and then I will start billing via Pay Pal May 25th.

If you would rather pay me by check, please email me and we can work it out! I thank you for hanging in there with me today…I just really like to make sure that I am offering you the best options at the fairest price.

This is a poster that should be at my house…..when I am working on orders –

 

 

 

It is a HUGE labor of love and trust me, I think the dogs even run away from me when I work on a Product Share but this is something that I truly enjoy doing and I think I do it well! Let’s all hope that there are no back-orders and everything will be smooth sailing for Stampin’ Up! on June 1st.

EMAIL ME TODAY with what shares you want so I can continue to work on orders to get everything ordered as soon as I can on June 1st (I set my alarm to go off as soon as Cinderella tells me that I can order!)

Have a great day and thanks for hanging in there…..I know many of you have been waiting for this offering!

 

 

 

I vote this…the BEST Stampin’ aid…ever!

 

 

Hello and Happy Thursday!

 

We are having a beauty of a day here on the East Coast and today….YEP, another excursion with my Dad! We made it through the movies (and I did not fall asleep…something I usually do) and in trying to every-other day adventure with him…..today we are driving to Bedford, PA. This is a charming little town and truth be told – it has one of the BEST Italian Stores there so I figured…a 2 for 1!

There is a bunch of history there so I will be putting on my tourist hat. I will try to snap some pictures. Dad said that it has been over 40 years since he has been there so the drive will be beautiful and he will be happy! A HAPPY Dad + A HAPPY Susan = A GREAT day!  🙂

 

 

Ok… – LET’S GET TO BUSINESS!

 

 

Last week I shared that I was working on an “all team mailing” that I was doing…and some have received theirs….some still haven’t so here you go….I know that it does not look like much but trust me, these swatch rings are lifesavers!

Many of you know that I always do Product Shares and YEP,  I will be doing them again. Years ago I started to make up these Swatchbooks of every Cardstock we have in the Stampin’ Up! line and now that we have a COMPLETE REVAMP of Colors coming out…..it is time to do a BRAND NEW SWATCHBOOK!

This offering has ALL OF THE CURRENT COLORS that will be out in the New Catalog. If you have bought one of these from me before, please leave a comment sharing your thoughts. I have NEVER (and that is a BIG WORD) had someone say that they were disappointed in them.

Eons ago when I was a Creative Memories Consultant I started making these as I would get people saying…..I need some of that blue that I always use.…and then when I said – what was the color name…they would say, you know the blue I like! (Calgon, take me away!)

I think you get it…..having an actual PHYSICAL SAMPLE of the card stock is a true joy. I use then endlessly to see what color I want to work with and also to come up with different and unique color combinations! They are just a life saver and a go to tool that I consider invaluable!

I am sure that many of you have seen the new colors…..but here are more looks at them! I am over the moon excited for the newbies and also you can see that Stampin’ Up! has moved colors into new families!

This NEW SWATCH BOOK will have all of the updates and new colors. I have many Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators purchase these from me for their personal use and also for team gifts as it is perfect to have everything in one place and be able to actually feel and see them! Also, if you love to stamp with a friend….they would LOVE THIS….anyone that does Stampin’ Up! would appreciate such a useful gift!

 

 

The NEW COLOR KIDS on the Stampin’ Up! Block!


 

 

WOOT-WOOT…..the Color in all their glory!

 

 

 

HOW CAN YOU GET ONE?

 

 

Easy…you can CLICK HERE and put in the subject line – CARDSTOCK SWATCHES along with YOUR ADDRESS (pretty please) and how many you want. I will email you back and then send you a Pay Pal invoice for the Card Stock Swatches on a Ring.

In the New Catalog we also have a line Color Family….it is called the BASICS – and yep, I will put them in there as well. I do include both the regular and thick weight of the White and Vanilla in my card stock rings because I think the “feel” helps people see the difference.

 

 

 

 

Below you can see the piles that I had….I had used my On Stage Preorder to start making them! Last week was an “assembly line” for me and It was an amazing feeling to get it them together! I knew that my team members would LOVE getting this and seeing all of the NEW COLORS!

I do have some ready to ship now and next week when I can order more of the new product (yippee  – a perk for demos) I will continue to fill orders!

 

 

 

 

This IS one of those “labors of love” that I do but I do it…because – I GET IT….when something is a HUGE HELP to you I am all for it! I figured that I put 3,720 labels on last week! I felt like Lucy and Ethel at the Candy Store but Ethel didn’t show up to help!!!!

 

The cost of the swatch books are $10.00 each.

(Trust me, this will be the best $10.00 you spend! Shipping will be as follows)

  • If you order 1 or 2 of the Swatch Rings…the shipping is $4.00
  • Any more that 2+ Swatch Rings….the weight goes over to Priority Mail….the shipping will be $6.75
  • If you order 10+ the shipping is FREE….on me!

 

I do have many people order large quantities of them as they are they are perfect for Stamp Clubs and also for friends and perks! I am really hoping to get these going and OUT THE DOOR before the other Product Share offerings I offer. This is a super exciting time for us as we adore the new catalog offerings.

Because Stampin’ Up! did a TOTAL REVAMP…this is the perfect time to get an updated, new swatch-book. Again, if you want to get one of these gems….. CLICK HERE and put in the subject line – CARDSTOCK SWATCHES along with YOUR ADDRESS  and how many you want. I will email you back and then send you a Pay Pal invoice for the Card – Stock Swatches on a Ring.

Don’t forget….retired products are going down….here is the most up to date list of things that are gone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occasions Product Share…the finale!

Good Morning and here is to a new week! Here is your last chance to take advantage of the last Product Share that I will be offering for this new catalog!

Product Shares are the BEST way to get a taste of the NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK without breaking your piggy bank so you can see and use the newest products before you invest in whole packs of paper, ribbon and embellishments!

For those of you that have already emailed me with your request of a product share….I will be sending your confirmation and Pay Pal Invoice out tomorrow….but please know – I have you covered! I am still away and will be home late this evening!

I take great pride in my shares and I turn them around to you in a JIF….the LAST DATE to request a share is this Friday, January 19th. Below you will see the offerings…..

Please email me and put in the subject line, PRODUCT SHARES so I can spot it! Have a great day!

 

 

 

Product Share #1 – Swatch Books –  $17.50

You will receive the (7) NEW DSP’s swatch books PLUS the DSP Swatch Book from Sale-A-Bration (Bubbles & Fizz)…all ready with the “necessities” for you to “get to stampin” ~ $17.50 and ships for FREE!

 

 

 

 

Product Shares #2 – New Papers – $22.00

You will receive 6″ X 12″ of all of the NEW papers. This catalog, there are 7 New Paper Collections and also 6″ X 6″ GLIMMER PAPER IN 3 COLORS….these are super fun! The colors are Iridescent, Light Green, Turquoise.

The New Papers are: I just love the names….Myths & Magic, Painted With Love, Petal Passion, Picture Perfect Party, Sweet Soiree, True Gentleman and Tutti-Fruitti.

You know that Stampin’ Up! is always know for their beautiful paper and this offering will save you a TON….getting just a 1/2 sheet. ( I think that you can see from the swatch books…..that there are some GREAT new papers!

 

 

Product Share #3 – New Ribbons – $8.00

Here is the offering for the new ribbons that I picked for the share. As soon as the Paper Ribbon on page 5 becomes available I will share and offer that!

 

 

  • 2 1/2 yards Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon
  • 2 1/2yards Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon
  • 2 1/2 yards Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon
  • 2 1/2 yards Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon

 

 

Product Share #4 – New Embellishments – $18.00

 

  • Birthday Mini Clips – (3) each of 4 colors
  • Silver Mini Gable Boxes – (4) boxes
  • Petal Passion Embellishments – (4) of each of 2 shapes
  • Tutti Fruitti Adhesive-Backed Sequins  –  1/2 sheet – 25 of each color (5) colors – LOVE THESE!!!…..
  • Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes – 1 sheet (88) shapes
  • Narrow Whisper White Notecard & Envelope – 5 cards & Envelopes of the NEW FUN Size

 

IN SUMMARY :

  • SHARE #1 –DSP Swatch Books – $17.50 – FREE SHIPPING!
  • SHARE #2 – 1/2 Sheets of DSP  – $22.00
  • SHARE #3 – Ribbons – $8.00
  • SHARE #4 – Embellishments – $18.00

 

SHIPPING:

  • If you are just ordering the  DSP Swatch Books (share #1) – the Shipping is FREE 🙂 
  • If you are ordering the Swatch Books (share #1 and the Ribbons #3 and/or Embellishments#4) – the shipping is $5.00 as I can put them in the same bubble mailer
  • If you are ordering  – anything with (Shares #2) – your shipping is $6.95 (the standard Priority Mail Shipping fee)

 

If you WANT IT ALL – the shipping is free!

 

Product Share time!

It is that time…time to share with you a Product Share features goodies from the new upcoming catalog that makes it’s debut on Wednesday, January 3rd.

If you are not familiar with what a Product Share is let me shine some light on it for you!

It is a great way to get a taste of the “new kids on the block” from the new catalog without having to buy a whole pack.

This way you can “go to the table”….and “take a bite” without having to be “stuffed” with the cost of purchasing all of the products in full sets. Works for me and I know that it works for you!

Below you will see the offerings I am offering for this new catalog. For those of you that are new to Product Shares…the offering (Share #1) – the swatch books are in my opinion a must have for both the “crafter” and the “demonstrator”

WHY??? This is soooooo easy – these little books are lifesavers. They not only give you an actual sample of the new papers…but on the flip side they are chocked full of information….the colors that coordinates with the DSP, the item number, the price….you can see that it is a fabulous tool.

I honestly can not image creating without these swatch books as the make creating fun and a lot less messy as you do not need to pull out large sheets of your DSP to see it it will work with what you are working with. I have a bunch of these already to go as I have used my pre-order to make the books up…so they will be ready to ship.

There is a NEW Ribbon (page 5) of the new catalog that I have NOT included in the share as it is not available to order at the time that the catalog goes live. I did not want to hold up any orders as the last time I called Demonstrator Support they have no information as to its availability with a confirmed date.

Please know that as soon as it becomes available I will offer it and let you know. It will be super easy to send in an envelope…..

If you are interested in a Product Share, please email me and put in the subject line – PRODUCT SHARE so I can SPOT IT and start to group the orders together. Please confirm the Product Shares that you wish to purchase as well as your address…..as I copy and paste to create labels and this saves me a ton of time (thanks in advance) 🙂

 

 

 

 

I will not be able to send you a Pay Pal Invoice until the Catalog goes live on January 3rd so please do not be looking for them until that time. As many of you know, I take great pride in my Product Shares and I turn them around in a jif as I GET IT….you want them and you want them as soon as you can get your hands on them!

With the catalog going live on a Wednesday, I will be able to order that day and receive the product on Friday…..(I LOVE IT when the timing happens like this) and I will have the weekend to get them together for you! Your Pay Pal invoice will be in your in box that morning so as soon as you pay for your share…I will get the ball rolling!

As always, please feel free to email me if you have any questions and I will do my best to get back to you in a timely fashion. Unfortunately I have been a bit MIA but my dear Dad had to have an unexpected surgery on Tuesday in Baltimore so I have been going back and forth each day.

The great news is…..he is doing fantastic and even though he will not be with us for the Holiday…he is right were he needs to be and we are thrilled with his progress. I am tellin’ you…..there is never a dull moment on Randall Lane!

 

 

Product Share #1 – Swatch Books  $17.50

You will receive the (7) NEW DSP’s swatch books PLUS the DSP Swatch Book from Sale-A-Bration (Bubbles & Fizz)…all ready with the “necessities” for you to “get to stampin” ~ $17.50 and ships for FREE!

 

 

 

 

Product Shares #2 – New Papers – $22.00

You will receive 6″ X 12″ of all of the NEW papers. This catalog, there are 7 New Paper Collections and also 6″ X 6″ GLIMMER PAPER IN 3 COLORS….these are super fun! The colors are Iridescent, Light Green, Turquoise.

The New Papers are: I just love the names….Myths & Magic, Painted With Love, Petal Passion, Picture Perfect Party, Sweet Soiree, True Gentleman and Tutti-Fruitti.

You know that Stampin’ Up! is always know for their beautiful paper and this offering will save you a TON….getting just a 1/2 sheet. ( I think that you can see from the swatch books…..that there are some GREAT new papers!

 

 

Product Share #3 – New Ribbons – $8.00

Here is the offering for the new ribbons that I picked for the share. As soon as the Paper Ribbon on page 5 becomes available I will share and offer that!

 

 

  • 2 1/2 yards Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon
  • 2 1/2yards Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon
  • 2 1/2 yards Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon
  • 2 1/2 yards Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon

 

 

Product Share #4 – New Embellishments – $18.00

 

 

 

  • Birthday Mini Clips – (3) each of 4 colors
  • Silver Mini Gable Boxes – (4) boxes
  • Petal Passion Embellishments – (4) of each of 2 shapes
  • Tutti Fruitti Adhesive-Backed Sequins  –  1/2 sheet – 25 of each color (5) colors – LOVE THESE!!!…..
  • Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes – 1 sheet (88) shapes
  • Narrow Whisper White Notecard & Envelope – 5 cards & Envelopes of the NEW FUN Size

 

IN SUMMARY :

  • SHARE #1 –DSP Swatch Books – $17.50 – FREE SHIPPING!
  • SHARE #2 – 1/2 Sheets of DSP  – $22.00
  • SHARE #3 – Ribbons – $8.00
  • SHARE #4 – Embellishments – $18.00

 

SHIPPING:

  • If you are just ordering the  DSP Swatch Books (share #1) – the Shipping is FREE 🙂 
  • If you are ordering the Swatch Books (share #1 and the Ribbons #3 and/or Embellishments#4) – the shipping is $5.00 as I can put them in the same bubble mailer
  • If you are ordering  – anything with (Shares #2) – your shipping is $6.95 (the standard Priority Mail Shipping fee)

 

If you WANT IT ALL – the shipping is free!

 

Please email me and I will get you all “set up”… Please do not forget your address! 😀

I hope that you enjoy the day and everyone is having fun with family and friends over this festive season. It is hard to believe that Christmas Day is tomorrow….I STILL get excited to see Santa….but guess what I received on Friday????

 

 

The STAMPARATUS…

 

 

I did not get to open it until yesterday and I am soooooo excited about playing with it! I am hoping to pop on and do a post on it next week but please do not forget, if you want to reserve yours….you can CLICK HERE and reserve one.

After you click the above link, look for this picture as this is where you will want to click to reserve yours. (You WILL NOT be charged for it now)

 

The reservation window for this HOT NEW PRODUCT closes on December 30th and then it will not be offered again until the Annual Catalog comes out in June. I think we both know the answer to this…..GET IT RESERVED NOW…as who in the heck wants to wait until then!

 

I say you can say to yourself…Merry Christmas to ME!!!!

 

 

 

A Tip for you Tuesday!

 

 

 

Good Morning and boy…do I have a new tool that I love and I guess you might just need to do some retail therapy! You know me by now – when I find a product that makes things easier for me when I craft… I love to share my findings!

Trust me, I have tried…purchased…given away…and returned many “weapons” (as I like to call them) that are to help you with picking up small objects. I can hear many of you right now…saying – “I have this and I love it or that never happened to me” and trust me, I believe you and I get it. 

I think when we craft we use what works for our personal needs. Everyone is different. I have had many products that I adored and then over time I found that they just did not hold up or perhaps my needs have changed etc…I am sure you can understand where I am coming from.

One thing that I always need to have in my work space is something to pick up small pieces of paper that I want to adhere…or a sequin…or even a super thing strip of paper that my fingers just can’t grab.

Here is my new friend, the Jewel Picker. (I giggle with the name) I have linked to the one that I purchased from Amazon but when I went to find the link for you last night I see that they have one with just “one end of  picker” that is less expensive, here is that link.

Below you will see the picture (sorry for the shadows) I bet you are saying why do you have 2? Easy – after I tried it out I loved it so much that I bought another one to have in my “on the go bag” – a tip that I learned from Jeanie.

She is a hoot and boy when she hears – do you want to go and craft???? She has a bag packed and ready to rumble….a gal after my own heart!

 

 

 

 

 

I know that there are some people out there that do not care for Amazon (and I totally respect that) but the main reason that I share links to Amazon is out of convenience  – they simply carry just about everything and it is easy for me to share with you.

I have tried many, many different “pick me up’ers” but this one had won my heart! There you go, a tip from me to you!  😀

 

 


 

 

NEW TOPIC:   Holiday Catalog Product Share!

 

Yesterday I emailed everyone that has requested a Holiday Catalog Product Share so if you did NOT receive an email confirmation from me, please email me as it could have been a simple “miss on my end”

You still have time to get in the 1st wave of my Product Share so no worries if you have not emailed me.

The cut off for the first wave is this Sunday, September 3rd. I will be doing a 2nd wave of Product Shares but that not be until the 3rd week of September. I need to budget my time for my monthly kits so please if you want to get in with the 1st round, email me on or before September 3rd and please put in the subject line HOLIDAY PRODUCT SHARE so I can spot it quickly!

You can click here to see the Product Share offering for the new upcoming Catalog that comes out THIS Friday, September 1st!!! (woot-woot!!!) I get asked often to show my “tin” that I keep my swatch books in…so here you go! This little puppy has all of the Annual Catalog as well as the new upcoming Holiday Catalog in one tin!

 

 

 

 

When I think of the items that I use in my work area the most…these are on the TOP of the list…you will be amazed at how often you reach for them! They are simply the best! Everything you need is at your fingertips and it save so much “mess” in pulling out sheets of paper to see if they coordinate! They are share #1 of my offerings!

Product Shares are the best “bang for your buck” as you will be squealing when you see that Priority Mail package delivered to your door. It IS like Christmas because you have everything at your fingertips at a fraction of the price if you were to purchase them individually.

With the Holiday Catalog being such a “short selling season” – this is the way to go….Click here to see the offerings and email me if you want to get on a Product Share. You can also see the drop down box on my Blog Header.

Have a great day and I will see you in the morning…it is HUMP DAY!

 

 

 

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