The End…or the Beginning?

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” ~ T. S. Eliot

I took the Christmas tree and decor down this morning and my oldest daughter left to fly back to where she lives back east…and while it was a little sad to leave the holidays behind and say goodbye to one of my best friends, there were some things that perked me up: a clean living room and the knowledge that she is moving forward with her life and becoming a wonderful woman! I guess it’s true that when you walk out of a room through one door, you are really walking into a new room and a new adventure!

The same is true when we transition from one “season” at Stampin’ Up! into another: While we hate to say goodbye to some of our old favorites, we are delighted to say hello to fresh, new products! But before the Holiday Catalog exits, let me remind you that TODAY is the last chance to order a few stamps that you may want to snag before it’s too late:

Too busy during the holidays to send cards? Well, if your weather is like ours in Utah today (-2 degrees this morning at 6 a.m.!!) then you could easily create cards from the Winter Memories stamp set (Holiday Catalog pg 19) like the one above created by the talented Pam Clyde!

Or looking forward, send a valentine, which is what we do, since we are the SpendLOVE’s! This LOVEly card uses a unique color palette: Pool Party, Real Red and Calypso Coral and the Affection Collection stamp set (HC pg 35) and was made at Jill Olsen’s stamp day in Dixie:

And WHOO could forget this cute little critter and the Owl Occasions stamp set (HC pg 13)? Dress him up for Christmas or Birthdays! While the Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder (127821) will still be available for purchase in the new Spring Catalog, the Early Espresso Core’dinations Card Stock (127848) will not be…and see how realistic it looks when the white “core” shows through? WHOO “wood”n’t want some of that in their craft stash?

Finally, if you need any Champagne Glimmer paper (127885) for upcoming projects, order it today too…for while I’m hoping it makes it into the next catalog coming out in July, it’s not carried over into the Spring Catalog, as far as I can see….

And of course, new items have been added to the Clearance Rack at AMAZING prices (up to 80% off), so click the image below to start shopping before the Holiday Catalog and Clearance Rack Items are gone for good!

Holiday Hiatus and Fancy Friends Kit

With all my kids home this holiday and trying to plan a wedding, I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from my blog…I hope that you’ve enjoyed family time this season and created many happy memories, too!

But I don’t want you to think that I’m gone for good, so I’ll be sharing a few videos over the next few days from SU! ~ starting with the new Fancy Friends card kit!

You can order this in my store for just $15.95 and includes EVERYTHING you need to create these cards (except glue dots) AND don’t forget about the Clearance Rack Blitz there, too…15 new items were added TODAY!

The Blessings of Procrastination: Clearance Rack Blitz!

Well, if you’ve waited until now to do your Christmas shopping, your procrastination has paid off! It’s time for the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack BLITZ!

Over 300 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail ~ only while supplies last! And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off! Just a note: the classic stamp pads that are on sale are the fabric ones, NOT the new firm-foam pads.
Still looking for some great gifts? Check out the Simply Sent or Simply Scrappin’ Kits that make paper crafting super SIMPLE (hence the name)…these are just a few examples:
Sweet Moments Simply Sent Kit
Originally $13.95…Preferred Pricing $5.59 in the Clearance Rack!
Party Animal Simply Scrappin Kit
Originally $21.95…now $8.79!
Ready to move past the holidays and think about Valentines? We’ve got you covered in the Clearance Rack…imagine the possibilities with these supplies: 
Designer Cuts Cards and Envelopes 
(picture these with some Red Glimmer paper peeking through the laser cut images…WOW!)
 Originally $9.95…now just $1.99!
Pleated Satin Ribbon
(Multiple colors available)
Originally $6.95…in the Clearance Rack for $1.39
 S.W.A.K. single stamp, wood mounted
Originally $5.95…now only $3.59

These are just a SAMPLING of what has been added, so go to my online store and get the biggest bang for your buck when you click on the “Clearance Rack”!!