Friday, 31 May 2013

New from the OOPS File - Catalog Corrections for 2013-2014 Anual Catalog


August 28, 2012
2013-2014 Annual Catalogue
188126999The Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L Die measures 3-1/8" in diametre, not 1-3/8".
188118138The Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die measures 1-7/8" x 1-5/16", not 1-1/8" x 1-5/16".
Spring Catalogue
4129381The number of dies for the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies is incorrectly listed as 6. There are really 7 dies in this collection.
36127885Champagne Glimmer Paper from the holiday catalogue (p. 18) is still available for purchase ($5.95 for two 12" x 12" sheets). 
2012-2013 Annual Catalogue
11W-120847 C-121169The tag image in the Tags til Christmas Stamp Set which features the Santa suit shows the incorrect punch outline as its coordinating punch. It shows the outline for the Large Tag Punch, which was discontinued this year. It should actually show the Extra Large Tag Punch outline.
See the correct punch outline around the image.
103127070 and 127072 The artwork for the Heartfelt image in the Layered Labels Stamp Set is shown incorrectly in the catalogue. When you purchase this set, however, you will receive the correct image.
See the correct image.
103127070 and 127072The artwork for the Congratulations image in the Layered Labels Stamp Set is shown incorrectly in the catalogue. When you purchase this set, however, you will receive the correct image.
See the correct image.
105127290 and 127292The artwork for the clock face image in the Clockworks Stamp Set is shown incorrectly in the catalogue. When you purchase this set, however, you will receive the correct image.
See the correct image.
147126565When ordering the Monogram Stamp, you and your customers get to choose one letter for the monogram and one line of text (up to 32 characters) for underneath the monogram.
When placing the order, OEX will ask you to provide two lines of text, up to 32 characters each. However, the first line of text is for your single monogram letter. Please do not input more than one character on this line as the design of the stamp will not accommodate more than one character. If you input more than one character on the first line, you will be contacted by Demonstrator Support to find out which single letter you (or your customer) would like, and the order will likely be delayed.            
177100425Due to an unexpected cost increase from our supplier, the cost for the 2-Way Glue Pen will increase from $4.50 as listed in the current annual catalogue to $5.95. This price increase will be applied starting June 27, 2012.
191126999The dimension for the largest die in the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L Die is listed incorrectly at 1-3/8" diameter. The correct dimension should be 3-1/8" diameter.


Stampin' Up! Announcement re: Retiring stamp set availability

For the last several years, retired list accessories have been available only while supplies last, and we have manufactured retiring stamps to meet demand. This year, due to shortages in some of the stamp set components, we decided that some retiring stamp sets would be available only while supplies last as well. Unfortunately, we neglected to clearly communicate that to you. To resolve this, we will go ahead and offer all retiring stamp sets through June 3 as we have in previous years, but because of the component shortages, some retiring stamp sets will go on backorder. We will try to minimize the backorders as much as possible.

If you have tried to order a retiring stamp set recently and were unable to do so, please place your order again or call Demonstrator Support for help.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.

Get 25% Three Favorite Stamp Set Greetings!

Just when we thought that we'd had enough excitement for one weekend , what with the new catalog launch, and our Retirement party -  then this morning I find this gem waiting for me when I logged in.   Yay for Stampin' Up!

New catalog goes Live today ~  Have you asked to have your copy set aside yet?   Plan to attend our Retirement Party - New Catalog Party this weekend and get your Copy First!  :)  

Starting today and all through the month of June, Get 3 favorite Stampin' Up! Greeting Stamp sets for 25% 

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To place your order, visit my demonstrator website at your leisure www.iscrapnstamp.stampinup.net  or contact me directly for more personalized service. 


Have YOU Booked a spot at our table for our 1st Annual retirement party, and new catalog launch?  There's still time!   

Crops are FREE for my  Current Customers (ordered with me during this past year).  Club Members and Downline also attend FREE  - Others pay a reduced rate of $10 for our 6 hour Crop and $20 for our 12 Hour Crops. 

Pick the Crop Time that Suits you best! 

Friday 6PM - 12:00 AM 
Saturday or Sunday:  9 AM - 9 PM  

If space is available you may also book  Saturday or Sunday EITHER  9-3  or 3-9  for our 6 Hour Crop rate. 

Space is however limited, so please contact me as soon as possible to ensure there is a spot for you!   

See you around the Crafting Table!  SOON!  

Monday, 27 May 2013

Retired Sunday.. Flowers and Butterflies..

When I sat down a few weeks ago to start working on my upcoming events calendar I decided that this time I'd also add a few personal challenges to the pages as well - my idea being that if I wrote it down I'd somehow need to be accountable for the commitment I'd made to myself and it would be done.  

As with most things, these "big ideas" don't always take on the first pass-thru, but at the very least they serve as a reminder of my goals and plans and something to move towards.  

I've been spending a lot of extra time down in the craftroom lately, sorting tools and toys,  labelling our shiny new catalogs and re-arranging the crafting space.  I was tickled pink when earlier this month I was able to add another table to the space - a clear indication that progress is being made! 

Another Challenge I've made to myself is to make use of the myriad of toys and tools that have been bought and not yet played with -- or not fully appreciated *enough*.   That's not to say that I haven't played with anything --  but in orders put in, around the time we were jetting back and forth to BC, much of the product stayed in the boxes for way too long and when it came out there was SO MUCH that the idea of playing with any of it because somewhat overwhelming.   have you ever been there?  

Sometimes I feel like I *live* there --  but I'm working on that.  

I decided that I'd start working through some of my retired paper, and play with some of my retired Stamp sets, and soon-to-be retiring stamp sets.  Deeming this to be win win since I'll build up my stash of cards as well as clearing out a raft of supplies that will make room for the new In-Colors, and Color Changes..   When I set out my plan I envisioned a relaxing Sunday int he Craftroom, and when I started thinking about using up the retired papers and such I dubbed it Retired Sunday.   Now I know that I won't always make it down there on a Sunday but on those week's when I can't I'll try to get down there before hand so I can still share a project in my Sunday post.  

On Friday afternoon my daughter and I decided to stamp candles.  Her boyfriend's mom was celebrating a birthday and I wanted to show her what a quick and easy "Wow" gift this was.  I couldn't decide what stamp set to use but then finally decided on the retired "Fifth Avenue Floral".  

Most would never think of stamping on a candle, but it really is SO very easy, and makes a very nice "Wow" gift.   I love giving a gift you made yourself! 

I can laugh about it now, but this is a stamp set I almost didn't buy.  At the time I figured I already had "enough" flower stamps, and I didn't really want or need it.   But then our coordinating embossing folder came out and I wished I'd gotten it.  Thankfully a friend was selling her's and I was able to make it mine.  It's been a favorite ever since!  

This retired Sunday I still had the stamp set on my desk I  picked up some retired card stock from my stash and cut the card bases and background pieces before stamping.  At that point I did the tag, and sponged around it to tie the colors together - but it still needed *something*..   so I added the butterflies..   

I had so much fun making the butterflies that I made a raft more..  

Making punched and die cut embellishments is a fabulous way to use up scrap pieces and those last few bling pieces from a sheet that you weren't sure how to use up.  I have a container full of pre-cut tags and punchies in a variety of colors so that I just have to fish out the one I need and we're good to go - it can sure save a lot of time! 

Have you reserved your spot at our Customer Appreciation Event this coming weekend?  Don't delay !  Time is running out! 

Thank you for choosing me to be 
YOUR Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! 

Tammy Wilson  613-655-1010

Twitter:  @iscrapnstamp 

I Challenge You..... to Playtime!

Are you in a Slump? 

It's okay,  you can admit it -- we've all be there -- in fact I sometimes joke that I live there..   thankfully it never lasts for *too* long.  

As many of you know, this last year has been riddled with a boatload of medical drama across my family,  followed by the passing of my Dad which aside from the obvious added a whole new level of drama to my world.  I am fortunate that I have a pretty fabulous support system in my hubby, and the family that he happily shares with me - including his parents who are more like best friends that in-laws - we are truly blessed.  I do not know where we'd be without them.  I hope we don't have to find out for a long LONG time!

When things start going haywire it's not uncommon that the things we love to do get pushed aside, and sometimes forgotten altogether.  As a demonstrator, we often fall into a habit of preparing for classes, and upcoming events but forgetting to take time to just sit down and P L A Y! 

I sometimes find myself overwhelmed in my craft space.  I look at all of the wonderful new toys, and tools that I have brought in with my Club orders, pre-orders, and supply orders --so many things I haven't even breathed on yet - let alone gotten all inky..    I get to feeling like a waste of a craft room..  

I promised myself several weeks ago that I was going to work on making cards and dig back into my much neglected (almost abandoned) scrapbook, and CREATE.  

I challenged myself to dig into my Retired paper stash, and start getting it made up into cards and favors so that I can make room for the beautiful new colors that join us from the new catalog.  I cannot wait to show those to you ~ some wonderful old favorites are returning, and the new in colors are fabulous!  

I think that someone out there heard my plotting, because this past week on our Team group, one of the ladies posted a challenge for our group.  (Thanks to Crystal for running this one - it was just what the "doctor" ordered!) 

We were given the week to come up with a card and post.  To be honest, I was really excited about this challenge but then in the hustle and bustle of a crazy-busy week I forgot about it.   I was puttering away in the craft room in the midst of what I was calling my "Retired Sunday" when I remembered and thankfully inspiration struck quickly.  Here's what I came up with: 

I decided to play with my two newest butterfly punches (you know how I LOVE butterflies!)  and layer them.  I made use of some retired paper that I bought when I was in Vancouver looking for a way to be crafty when I hadn't brought anything with me.  Turns out much of the paper I bought was labelled incorrectly and quite a bit wasn't retired at all - BONUS!   In any case,  I also decided to do a no-stamping card this time, mostly because I was having fun making butterflies and wanted to use them on a card..   as you can see there were many more of them.. :) 

I cannot wait to see what this week's challenge will be.  I thought that I'd post the challenge here for my readers and customers, so we could play together and encourage each other to take some time each week to CREATE!

Did this challenge inspire you?  If you make something with this week's challenge photo,  please share a link to your blog post, or e-mail a photo to iscrapnstamp@gmail.com.  I'd love to see it! 

Team Challenges are just one of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator - I just love the chance to share ideas and inspiration with our team, and with my own down-line.  Thinking about taking the plunge?  Ask me for more info!  The get more special on til the end of the month gets you an additional $40 in FREE products when you buy before May 30th!  If you're thinking about it, get in touch ~ I'd be happy to set up a time for you to come and take a look at the products and see what you'd be getting into first hand. 

This week I challenge YOU!  To dig out and dust off those toys that may be hiding in the back of your craft cupboard that you haven't used for a while - perhaps a stamp set or tool that you bought but haven't even unwrapped yet ~ now's your chance!  Choose something that you haven't used in a while and make something..   Share your creations ~ Let us inspire each other! 

Happy Monday everybody!   Happy Memorial Day to our US Friends and Family! 

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Best of Stampin' Up! 25th Anniversary Stamp Sets - Gotta Have them All! :)

Have you seen our BEST OF Stamp Sets?

The Stamp Set for the Month of May is: 

"Best of Brides and Babies" 

The "Best Of" stamp sets feature great classic images from the last 25 years of Stampin' Up!  as well new images that have never before been seen!   

Here are the "Best of"  sets that have been released so far.   All are available for purchase until March 2014!  

Collect the 6 sets and earn a FREE Stamp Set courtesy of Stampin' Up!  Rewards Card inside each Set. 

Here’s are the Best of stamp sets released to date and are available for purchase until March 2014:  

**Please note Sets are available in Clear Mount Only ** 

May:  Best of Brides & Babies  (133482) – $17.95

Best of Brides & Babies

April: Best of Butterflies - (133345) $17.95

Best of Butterflies
 Best of April Butterflies (133345) $17.95

** Coordinates with Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526)

March:  Best of Flowers  (133342) – $17.95
Best of Flowers

** Coordinates with1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (127811)

February: Best of Love  (132987) – $17.95

Best of Love

January: Best of Birthdays  (132929) – $17.95

Best of Birthdays

** Coordinates with Punch: XL Oval (119859)

Thank you for choosing me to be 
YOUR Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! 

Tammy Wilson  613-655-1010

Twitter:  @iscrapnstamp 

Monday, 13 May 2013

Updated: Calendar of Events!

Calendar of Events

Monday Morning Coffee A Card ~ Every Monday Morning (excluding *some* holiday Mondays)  from 9:30 until 11:30 AM beat the Monday Morning Blahs and keep those dust bunnies at bay for just a little while as you start your week with a little splash of colour and creativity.  

Enjoy a cup of coffee, crafty fellowship and of course create a card!  Supply fee $5 

Please call ahead to reserve your spot as space is limited.  


Tuesday Afternoon Coffee A Card ~ Every Tuesday Afternoon from 1:00 -3:00   

Please call ahead to reserve your spot as space is limited.   

Mommy & Me Class ~ Weekly ~ Wednesday Mornings 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 
Join me to create a selection of theme related gifts and crafts - Kids 8 and under bring your Mom (Dad/Aunt/Grandparents etc also welcome!) to help you.  

Supply fee is $15 for One adult / Child,  bring a 2nd child for just $10

OSS - Basic & Beautiful Card Class:  May 13th - 7 - 9:00 PM
Come and stamp 4 wonderful all occasion cards to add a variety of cards to your gift-giving stash and wow your friends and family with cards you made yourself! 

Supply fee is $20 or FREE with your $30 order placed during class.  Bring a friend that has never stamped with me before and make a second set of cards FREE. 

Enjoy this class in my workshop, or gather 4 friends and I'll bring the party to you! 

3D Class - Big Shot Bonanza:  May 16th -  7 - 9:00 PM
The focus of this class will be 3D crafts, gifts and favors featuring our Big Shot Die Cutting System.  

Supply fee is $15 or FREE with the purchase of any Big Shot Die.  

Purchase your Big Shot Die Cutting System with me and Choose 3 Big Shot Classes FREE! 

Seasonal Stamp-a-Stack:  May 23rd -  1:00  PM - 3:30 PM  OR  7 - 9:00 PM
Make a dozen seasonal cards, start building up your stash of all occasion cards - a different theme/selection each month.  Make 4 each of 3 samples for a total of 12 cards.  

Supply fee is $30 and includes everything you need to make 12 cards, plus envelopes.

Bring a friend that has never stamped with me before and make a second set of cards FREE. 

Midnight Crop :  May 24th  -  6PM - Midnight
Plan Ahead for these Upcoming Dates:   June 14th, 21st, 28th 
July 12th, 26th  

Midnight Crops are held the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month with occasional shifting for holidays, and additions of additional Fridays depending on customer request.  Contact me if you have a date in mind, and if there is interest we'll set it up! 

Cost is $20 or FREE with your $30 purchase on crop night.  

Specialty Class:  May 27th  -  1:00  PM - 3:30 PM  OR  7 - 9:00 PM

Stamp Set of the Month:   THE OPEN SEA

This Class INCLUDES this Stamp Set!! 

Registration for this Class Cuts off May 17th to Allow Sufficient time to order enough Stamp Sets!

You will make 3 cards during this class with your stamp set! 

Please bring your adhesive with you or one can be purchased at the class.


Clear Mount Stamp Set and Class  $35
Wood Mount Stamp Set and Class  $45


Have you booked YOUR Spot yet for our Retirement Party and New Catalog Launch?

Join the CLUB!  Commit to 6 months of purchasing $35 each month, and during one of the months YOU get the hostess perks! That's a minimum of $35 in products FREE!!   Club Members also save $5 on all of my classes and crops that they attend outside of their club!  

Please Indicate your preference of Club Upon Joining: 

Card Making
3D Gifts & Favors

or choose:
ScrapNStamp for a variety of Make & Takes

I also offer a Virtual Club for those who don't have time to commit to a monthly class, or live too far away to attend in person. 

Ask me about setting up a private CLUB for your friends or Crop Circle!   

Join My TEAM!  Purchase our demonstrator kit (often referred to in my Craftroom as the "I want it all kit") for just $125 - You select $155 in product of your choice -  and for a limited time Stampin' Up! is offering you an additional $40 in product FREE. But only til May 30th!  Contact me for more info! 

Retirement Party - New Catalog Launch Event - Join Us!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Kit Bashing ~ Let's Break It Down..

Well I can tell you that it's a fabulous deal, and others can tell you but every once in a while we need to be *shown* that something is a great deal.  

It actually started out as a conversation with a friend and fellow demonstrator in which we were debating which was a better deal, buying the kit, or buying something at our discount..   in true *me* fashion I pulled out my calculator and started working it out. 

When all was said and done we agreed that it truly was a draw dependent on a number of other factors including current sales and such..   but in any case, I digress. 

When you lay it out in black and white it's tough not to get excited about it... so here goes.. 

Our demonstrator kit (aka the "I Want It All Kit") sells for $125.00 -  There is no shipping charge on the kit, and depending on where you live in Canada you only pay PST ~ If your province is on HST (like we are here in Ontario) we pay no tax on the kit. 

Now comes the fun part ~ Customizing the kit ~ you choose up to $155.00 in products of your choice.  

Whether you're a brand new ScrapNStamper or a veteran to the craft our customizable kit is a perfect fit!  You choose the items you need, not items that somebody else chose for you. 

Have you been dreaming of owning our Big Shot Die Cutter?  For the purposes of this example I'm going to pretend we're shopping for a Big Shot Starter kit ~ So here's the breakdown for the Big Shot, a Die, and one embossing folder. 

If you were to buy these items as a customer, here would be the breakdown.


Add to that Shipping and Handing:  $15.48 and we're at $170.33

And Add Taxes.................................   $22.14

Your order comes to $192.47  

In all honesty, as your demonstrator, I'd be strongly suggesting that you pick another die or two, or invite a friend to submit an order to bump your order total up to $200 before shipping and taxes so that you'll qualify for you hostess benefits.  (Minimum $35.00 at the 200.00 level).  

Instead, if you bought this same collection as your $155.00 in the Demonstrator kit, you'd pay $155 - NO TAX (In Ontario) and NO SHIPPING charges.  

You save $37.47 right off the bat!!  

...  and that's before the addition of the 40.00 bonus bundle of goodies that we are currently being given with our kit.  What an AMAZING DEAL!  

You don't ever have to sell anything, and unless you choose to, you don't have to do another thing with your kit beyond taking it home and putting it away.  Nobody is going to make you share your toys!!  

Let me add the caveat to that, that whether you choose to share your toys, or keep them all to yourself,  I am here to support you in your hobby or in your business in whatever way works best for YOU.  

If you're thinking about buying the kit, and have more questions feel free to give me a shout.  If you know you want the kit you can either sign up via my website at your leisure,  or contact me for more personalized service.  

Just a reminder,  My down-line team (that's kit-buyers and down-line demonstrators) and club members get first updates on upcoming specials, perks and classes as well as "Club" only discounts on all other classes they attend outside of their own club.  Ask me for more info!  

Thank-you for choosing me to be 
YOUR demonstrator!

Tammy J. Wilson

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