Friday, April 29, 2011

So Many Good Things and Blog Candy

Oh my goodness.  I did not realize how long I've been away from my blog!  I am so sorry.  On the home front, my hubby FINALLY returned from a deployment -- his first one in over five years -- so we've been having a lot of family time.  Can't really apologize for that, can I?  I have so much to share with y'all!!! 

Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Scrub Refill Pads

First, the Stampin' Scrub (Item 102642) and the Stampin' Scrub Refill Pads (Item 101230) are once again available for regular orders.   As a result of the material issues, Stampin' Up!'s supplier was unable to provide the same scrubbing pad material. While you may notice a slight difference in the material, the functionality and high-quality standards remain the same. After in-house testing, Stampin' Up! approved the material change because they found it to be an excellent alternative.  As you know, Stampin' Scrub was temporarily unavailable as part of the Starter Kit.  Effective April 28 at noon (MT), it will return as a Starter Kit item.  Again, thank you for your patience throughout this process.

National Scrapbooking Month Promotion

Message from the Home Office:  We are starting May's National Scrapbooking Promotion today, April 29!  In addition, April's promotion will continue through April 30, as previously indicated, so you will be able to participate in both promotions through April 30.  Check out the flyer here!!!  You can get several stamp sets, My Digital Studio download bundles and My Digital Studio printing services at 30% off during this promotion!  Don't miss out!

Spring is Blossoming Promotion and Occasions Mini Catalog

April 30 is the last day to take advantage of the Spring is Blossoming promotion (see button on my sidebar) and order from the Occasions Mini catalog!  If there is anything you want from either the promotion or the catalog, don't delay!!!

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Classes, Clubs and Camps Spring 2011

The newest round of UStamp with Dawn and Friends is officially open!  There is still plenty of time to sign up for fabulous projects, live chats and tons of prizes!!!  Click on the button in my sidebar and sign up today!

Club Share

I couldn't do such a big blog post without adding some kind of stamping project, could I?  My Stamp Club met last weekend and one of the items we made was this cute little coaster book.  I just love working with coasters.  There is just so much you can do with them.  For this one, we covered two chipboard coasters with Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (sneak peak Spring is Blossoming promotion) on one side and card stock on the other.  We put a few sheets of lined paper in between the coasters and bound it together with my Bind it All.  The framed initial on the front is from the Four Frames stamp set and the Lovely Letters Alphabet set.  

Stampin' Supplies:
Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (122367)
Early Espresso Card Stock (119686)
Early Espresso Classic Ink (119670)
Early Espresso 5/8" Satin Ribbon (119753)
Four Frames Stamp Set (W: 123440; C: 123442)
Lovely Letters Alphabet Stamp Set (Wood mount only - 115030)
Stamping Sponges (101610)
Chipboard Coasters (Non-Stampin' Up!)
Bind It All (Non-Stampin' Up!)


And now, for what you really wanted to know about ... BLOG CANDY.  As my apology for being away for so long and to express my gratitude for you sticking with me I am offering up to one lucky winner a brand new, unmounted Spring Solitude stamp set with matching Wheel.  This is a retired hostess set from a few years back.  All you have to do to enter to win is leave me a comment on this blog post.  Be sure to leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win!!!  This is VERY important.  Deadline to sign up is 11:59 PM Central Time on Sunday, May 1.  Good luck to you all!!!

And now that life is beginning to get back to normal in my house, I'm hoping my stamping routine will get back to normal as well and I can show you all some yummy stamping goodness again on a regular basis!


nana said...

Oh I'm the first comment. Hope your day is sweet and thank you for all creative inspirations. Warm Blessings.

Kimberly S. said...

Glad to see you back! We missed you!! So glad your hubby is home safe and sound! That's ALWAYS good news!! And I would've put my blog off if I were you, too!! Family time is VERY important! Glad things are getting back to normal for you! I'm sure it's EXTREMELY difficult to be the wife of a military man! Congrats on holding it all together while he was gone!! :)

Kimberly S. said...

Oh....I forgot to leave my info...sorry! FYI...I LOVE your blog candy!! Thanks for giving us a chance to win it!