Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Stampin' Up! Online Ordering


Stampin' Up! announced today that we will begin having ONLINE ORDERING! Customers can go straight to my website www.stampinrubber.stampinup.net to place an order! We don't know when it will begin, but more details will be available tomorrow.

Here's what you should know as a customer:

1. Customers can order through a demonstrator's Stampin' Up! website OR through Stampin' Up.
2. Customers ordering through www.stampinrubber.stampinup.net will pay the same catalog prices and shipping as if ordering in person with the demonstrator. They will also receive the regular hostess benefits.
3. Customers ordering through Stampin' Up! customer website will pay 10% higher than catalog prices and also higher shipping, and not be eligible for any benefits. They will be able to choose a demonstrator to get the lower prices throughout the order.

There are other details for demonstrators, but I won't outline them here!

More details tomorrow!!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Retired Accessory List

Last updated August 1

Items on this discontinued accessories list will be available while supplies last or through August 10, whichever comes first.

Products are marked as available or unavailable. If an item is unavailable, our supply is exhausted and the item can no longer be ordered. This list will be updated every afternoon through August 10.

If you want to order an item, choose a backup item in case that item is no longer available once your order is placed.

Keep in mind that the status of any product may change quickly based on demand.

With most catalogs, some accessories are completely discontinued while others are redesigned or reconfigured for the new catalog. Sometimes popular items are "discontinued" in their current packaging or style to come back with improved packaging or added product features. This year, no accessories are being reconfigured.

We hope this explanation helps. If you want the products as shown in the Spring-Summer Collection 2008, now is the time to purchase them.

Item Number

Page #
Product Description

Accents & Elements Build A Flower

Not Available

Accents & Elements Lucky Star

110719 177 Accents & Elements Messenger

Acrylic Graph & Grid


Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color


Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou

108643 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
108637 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
108640 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
108639 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
108641 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi Not Available
108644 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate Not Available
103975 166 Card Stock Brushed Copper Not Available
108694 163 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
107312 167 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
107292 167 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
109116 167 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
109118 167 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
109117 167 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes* Not Available
110729 167 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
109119 167 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
109018 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou Not Available
109019 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
109017 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate Not Available
109016 163 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock Not Available
109015 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
109020 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi Not Available
109013 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
109012 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
109011 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
109010 163 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
109009 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
109014 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
110751 171 Designer Series Paper Azure*
110696 169 Designer Series Paper Bali Breeze
110749 169 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
109154 169 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
110699 168 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep* Not Available
109160 170 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers Not Available
109159 169 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*
110697 169 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
110479 168 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*
109151 170 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
110748 170 Designer Series Paper Notebook*
110750 171 Designer Series Paper Olive Press
109153 170 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints* Not Available
109175 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst* Not Available
109177 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
109173 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou Not Available
109174 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
109178 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
109169 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa* Not Available
109168 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava* Not Available
109171 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
109172 171 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard Not Available
109176 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
109170 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie Not Available
109164 171 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*
109167 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
109166 171 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
109165 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky Not Available
109163 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise Not Available
110698 168 Designer Series Paper Spring Break
110273 169 Designer Series Paper Spring Fling* Not Available
110271 170 Designer Series Paper Spring Silhouettes
110272 170 Designer Series Paper Western Sky
107299 167 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
105320 189 Eyelets Basic
100375 189 Eyelets Bold Brights
100381 189 Eyelets Earth Elements
107233 189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
107234 189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
105316 189 Eyelets Rich Regals
100378 189 Eyelets Soft Subtles Not Available
105515 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter Not Available
105531 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass Not Available
105532 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper Not Available
101120 183 Metallic Art Pencils
107307 179 On Board Accents
109181 178 On Board Blossoms & Basic
109179 178 On Board Ginormous Pieces
107306 179 On Board Simon Lower
102678 166 Mulberry Paper White Not Available
109227 181 Punch Box Three For You
102686 180 Punch Handheld Rectangle
100271 183 Pure Color Pencils
109060 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou Not Available
109063 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava Not Available
109061 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate Not Available
109062 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
109059 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky Not Available
109058 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi Not Available
109189 190 Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
109187 190 Ribbon Originals District*
109188 190 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
109185 190 Ribbon Originals Jersey*
109184 190 Ribbon Originals Sherbert
109186 190 Ribbon Originals Theater
110716 191 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
110281 182 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories* Not Available
110284 182 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
110285 182 Rub-Ons Urban West*
110557 174 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
109610 174 Simply Scrappin' Confetti Not Available
110572 172 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
110567 173 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
109597 175 Simply Scrappin' Home Again
110562 174 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
109648 173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
109627 173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl Not Available
110587 175 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
110577 175 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
111184 15 Simply Sent Friendly Notes
109228 16 Simply Sent Simple Delights Not Available
109229 16 Simply Sent Three Thoughts Not Available
106662 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
107561 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
109681 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
109678 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
107482 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad Not Available
109680 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
109677 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe Not Available
106610 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
107467 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
109571 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
109570 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
109569 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
108423 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte Not Available
107468 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
108980 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
107464 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture Not Available
111261 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
109554 193 Stampin' Color Index Labels
106694 194 Stampin' Kids Markers


183 Zig Painty

*Items are 25% off and part of our discounted retiring accessories promotion

Sunday, July 20, 2008

25% off Retiring Accessories

Stampin' Up! is offering 25% off of select retiring accessories! C lick the link below to see qualifying accessories.

25% off Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories

This sale is good through August 10th, or until quantities run out.

The rest of the retiring accessories will be posted tomorrow.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Blog Candy

Anne-Marie is giving away some adorable cupcake stamps over here! Check it out. :)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New In Colors

Pacific Point is the most gorgeous color! It is my favorite. If you want to see how the new In Colors are in comparison to other colors in the Stampin' Up! family, click here.

Here's what I think about a few of them:
Pink Pirouette is that perfect "little girl pink".
Kiwi Kiss is a brighter Old Olive
Pacific Point is that perfect yacht-club blue.
Riding Hood Red is kind of brick-like.
Tangerine Tango is kind of fiery, reminds me of a mexican sunset orange.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

New Catalog Open House

Join me on August 11th for a quick


with a fast MAKE-AND-TAKE

using the new IN COLORS

Pacific Point
Pink Pirouette
Riding Hood Red
Tangerine Tango
Baja Breeze
Kiwi Kiss


When: Monday, August 11th
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12 p.m.
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Fee: FREE with $30 order ($5 otherwise)
Where: Michele’s Stampin’ Space
87 Red Fox Run

r.s.v.p. by Thursday, August, 7th
michlz319@yahoo.com or

Can't join us, but you'd still like a new catalog? Click on the link on the right and I'll be happy to ship one to you!

Monday, July 7, 2008

My Color Inspiration #4

I am a *huge* fan of the Tori and Dean reality show. I know it's just a big waste of an hour every week, but I can't pull myself away. What does that have to do with stamping, you say? I came across a picture of Tori and Dean on my daily news from US weekly and Tori was wearing this WAY CUTE dress. Not only do I love everything about the dress, but I want the dress too. I'm sure I'll find it and it will be by some designer and be $400. So, in the meantime, it is my color inspiration. I'll be posting my card later...

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors I'm gonna go with for this challenge:

Wild Wasabi (it's almost retired...just a few short weeks left)
Rose Red
Whisper White

Comment below and include a link to your photo, or send me the photo and I'll post it. Happy stamping!

Ribbon Birthday Cake Card

So, Mike...don't look because it's YOUR card!
I found a card similar to this on a blog with a cake made out of ribbon and loved it. (I can't find it now...of course.) I thought it was such a neat idea and needed to try it. I used my good old double sided adhesive to attach all of the ribbon.

Ribbon: from all over the place!
Images: Birthday Whimsy (Stampin' Up! and What's Up Cupcake (My Favorite Things)

This is what my stamp space looked like after making 30 baby shower invitations, 20 baseball birthday party invitations, this card and the paper piecing one below. And as Pioneer Woman would say, "just keepin' it real".

Sunday, July 6, 2008

My first try at paper piecing

I don't know if just cutting out one piece counts as paper piecing, but it's more than just stamping. I won the stamp set free from Gina K. It's called Retro Boutique. All of the paper is Stampin' Up! (Groovy Guava and Whisper White cardstock, Groovy Guava Designer Paper). I first stamped the dress on the Whisper White in Stampin' Up!'s Basic Black ink. Then I stamped the dress again on the Groovy Guava Designer Paper and cut it out. Cutting around that hangar was a bugger! I didn't cut all the lacy fringe on the bottom. I also used the Word Window punch from Stampin' Up! for the sentiment.

I really like how quickly this card came together with all of the Stampin' Up! designer paper. And I picked the pattern for the dress and background, then used the back side for the other layer. The SU! designer paper is double-sided, so there's a lot of designs.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! except for the dress and sentiment.

And to boot....Gina K. herself commented below!  My job here is done....hehe!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Stampin' Up!'s NEW Scallop Edge Punch

Want a sneak peek of the NEW scallop punch? Check out Linda's blog, Where the Rubber Hits the Road. She's got a short video tutorial of how to use the new punch. Do you own the Spiral punch? This punch lines up the same way with the little "tab" stop at the end. It looks super easy! I got to pre-order mine as a demonstrator on July 1, but as a customer, you can begin ordering on August 11.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

10% off Retiring Stamps

Would you like to get 10% off retiring stamps? Place an order by July 17th! All orders will be shipped or delivered to you. There is no limit, but paper and accessories are not included.

View the retired list in this thread.
or use the links on the right....

Don't forget, this year's In Colors will be retiring forever!

This is a promotion offered by me, Michele Zwart, not Stampin' Up! For this offer, I will only accept PayPal.
Order with me at michlz319@yahoo.com

All new stamp sets are die cut!

From the demonstrator side of the Stampin' Up! website...

When it comes to quality stamp sets, Stampin' Up! has been an industry leader for several years. Our original, exclusive stamps have earned the prestigious Creating Keepsakes Readers' Choice Award for best rubber stamps eight years in a row, and every year we work to make them even better!

We're excited to announce that all new stamp sets in the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog (including new hostess sets) will be die cut for your convenience! We know you enjoy the flexibility of custom mounting your stamps, and with these die-cut sets, all you'll need to do is pop, peel, and place before you begin stamping.

Only our new stamps will be die cut; sets carried over from the last catalog and those on the dormant list will still require trimming. But, each new set will feature a die cut icon so you and your customers will have no problems identifying die-cut sets.