Friday, March 28, 2014

3/28 Stampin Up Petal Parade, Sale-A -Bration sendoff.

Good Morning Friends!  

I have a long post for you today!  The Sale-A-Bration sendoff parade continues today, with Petal Parade.  This stamp set is only available through Monday and is free with any $50 purchase.  I have used this Pretty and simple card for so many events this month, I'm so happy to share it here with you!  It uses the soon to be retired 2012-2014 In Colors!

I started with the large flower from Petal parade, and stamped it on my whisper white layer (5 x 3 3/4") four times with Primrose Petals Ink.  I think the Primrose is the color I am going to miss the most, and I plan to stock up on it, as it will be gone in a month or so.  

Then I grabbed my sentiment and stamped that in Raspberry Ripple.  I stamped that first, so that when I added the top flower randomly, right on top in Raspberry Ripple Ink Right on top!
When I was making this card, I took a stroll down memory lane and remembered that last year, when Stampin' Up announced that the In Colors were retiring, many of my customers who had invested in ink pads missed out on getting reinkers because they were sold out within days of being announced! 

This year, I was thinking that I should let you know to pick up your In Colors now, while you can still get them.  The minute they announce the retirement list, it seems they sell out! 
I came up with this package for my customers.  So, you would not miss out! 

This second card is SO beautiful!  I noticed in the sale-a-bration paper Sweet Sorbet, that there was a lighter blue, that was not represented in the colors that were advertised.  Soft Sky!  Seriously, one of my favorite colors! The base of this card was made with soft sky.  It makes such a stark contrast against the basic black that comes right up against it in the designer paper.  I added a sweet Scalloped tag with our EASY AS PIE tag punch, and stamped on it!  The get well soon comes from one of my favorite sentiment sets, Delightful Dozen.  It layers so pretty on top of the soft sky ink.  {swoon}
My final project share is a case (copy and steal everything) from my friend Ronda.  We made these at my quarterly downline training a few months ago!  This is so pretty.  I love the layout, sentiment!  All of it! 
I hope these projects leave you inspired.   With the end of Sale-A-Bration here, I've been getting lots of questions!! So here are the answers to some of the questions!

More Info About Retiring In Colors
To answer questions I got back about the in colors here yesterday.  Every year, we lose 5 special colors that are following the latest trends for fashion, and paper crafting.  It's so funny that when you go into the store and see a sweater, it might just match the last ink pad you purchased.

If you purchased one of the 5 In Color Ink Pads, now would be an excellent time to protect your investment by getting a re-inker to keep your pad fresh!  To make things even easier, I have made a chart below with item numbers and links.  Check your stash to see if you have one of these colors, and stock up on things like matching cardstock too.  Sometime in April, or early May, Stampin' Up will release the retirement list, and then things like re-inkers, paper, and matching ribbon typically sell out in days, if not hours!

During Sale A Bration is an amazing time to pick up all the items you need and below I came up with a bundle that comes to $57.45 before tax and shipping.  That means you'd also qualify for a sale a bration Free item! 

I got quite a few requests yesterday to spell out what's going away a bit better after I sent out my monthly news letter!   I listened and have done all the work for you to find the item numbers.  A complete listing of in color items may be found on page 140 of the idea book and catalog.  If you dont have one, I'll be happy to mail one out to you!  Here are the direct links to refill your products.  Please note that ANY $50 order between now and Monday will also get a free (little gifty) from me within the next week by mail.

Here's the bundle contents and links to the items: 
*note ~ just click on the item number to see the item in my store:

126842 Card Stock 8-1/2"x11" Raspberry Ripple $6.95
126852 Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Raspberry Ripple $2.95
126843 Card Stock 8-1/2"x11" Midnight Muse $6.95
126854 Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Midnight Muse $2.95
126840 Card Stock 8-1/2"x11" Gumball Green $6.95
126855 Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Gumball Green $2.95
126841 Card Stock 8-1/2"x11" Primrose Petals $6.95
126851 Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Primrose Petals 
126839 Card Stock 8-1/2"x11" Summer Starfruit $6.95
126853 Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Summer Starfruit $2.95
127556 Adornments In Color Dahlia Assortment $7.95

Your cost before tax and shipping: $57.45

Although I put the bundle together for you.. You can mix and match and get any of the items that you happen to need.  And for Every $50 you spend you get a Sale-A-Bration reward from this catalog, but ONLY UNTIL MONDAY!

While I am telling you about all that.. there is also matching ribbon.. (of course!). 

After they announce the retirement items, there's no guarantees that I'll be able to get some.  I know i'll be stocking up on my two favorites for sure, primrose petals and midnight muse!  :) 

Here is a listing of the ribbons and markers if you need them:  

126847 Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
126846 Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
126845 Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
126844 Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
126848 Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
126856 2012-2014 In Color Markers $14.95
Also, anyone who places any order through my online store will also receive the below tutorial!  it's packed full with 19 projects designed by my friend Ronda and I. 

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Click here to see a short video for the demonstrator opportunity