Apr 08 2010



Did you hear the news? 


Stampin' Up! is creating a Color Renovation!  They are adding 5 brand new colors to the color collections AND bringing back 10 of the retired In Colors from preview years!  Woohoo!


With the new catalog in July, here is what the color collections will look like:


ScreenHunter_33 Apr. 06 12.58

CLICK on the chart to see a larger version!

The new color collections will be available beginning in July and the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  All retiring colors and products will be available throughout April and May.  In June, like all retiring products, they will be available only while supplies last.



I am beyond excited to get new colors.  Of course, we all have our favorites that are retiring, but with all the new selections, I will have plenty of new colors to play with and those will become my favorites!


Oh, we will also get 5 extra new In Colors in the new catalog, too!  And, they will stay around for TWO years instead of just one!



5 NEW BASE COLORS (see chart above):

 Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso


 10 RETURNING IN COLORS (see chart above):

 Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi


ScreenHunter_34 Apr. 06 13.39Current Colors that will officially Retire in June:

glorious green
green galore
gable green
yoyo yellow
only orange
pink passion
pixie pink
orchid opulence
lovely lilac
brilliant blue
close to cocoa
creamy caramel
really rust
ruby red
cameo coral
summer sun
bordering blue
brocade blue
ballet blue
taken with teal
handsome hunter
pale plum
blush blossom
apricot appeal
barely banana
mellow moss
sage shadow
almost amethyst
lavender lace
basic brown
going gray
Wow…that's a BIG deal, huh?  I'm SO thrilled!  I'm sure more information will be coming soon!

Feb 12 2010

New Border and Corner Punch Video

Yeah…two posts from me today and none yesterday!  What's up with that?  lol!


I know several of my customers have questions on how to use the new Border and Corner punches from Stampin' Up!  And…I'm not always there to help.  I thought I'd share a video that Stampin' Up! created from one of our trainers, Bonnie Thurber!  I hope it answers your questions and gives you a few pointers!



Have a great weekend!



Oct 19 2009

Deals of the Week #3

Today is the beginning of another Deals of the Week from Stampin' Up!  Check out these bargains!

Week 3 Deals of the Week



Special Price


Basic Jumbo grommets
Reg. $6.95



Mini Library clips
Reg. $12.95



Circle Designer brads
Reg. $5.95



 1/2" Library clips
Reg. $6.95




Click here to place an ONLINE ORDER!
Remember that I will be out of town this weekend, so if you want me to place the order for you, I'll need it no later than Friday at noon.  I will not have internet service at the Retreat!  As always, you can place an online order 24/7!
INKspired Treasures

Aug 25 2009

Mini Starter Kit – Last week!


Time is running out! 

Join Stampin’ Up! for as little as $85
for a limited time!

July 15th – August 31st 



While anytime is a great time to join the Stampin’ Up! family as a demonstrator, joining during July and August is especially sweet!



Starting your own Stampin’ Up! business means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash – and who couldn’t use that?

 Plus, from July 15 – August 31, you can become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for only $85!

The special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including:

  • For All You Do stamp set
  • In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads (6)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Business forms and tools

 or select the $199 Standard starter kit…details HERE…and get the In Colors FREE!!!

* * * * * * * * * * 

Top Ten Reasons to Be a Demonstrator…

 If you are considering becoming a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, here are some great reasons to take the plunge. 

  1. Keep 20% of the profits off the top, no waiting for a check!
  2. Earn up to 32% additional commission, based on your monthly sales.
  3. Join Stampin’ Up!® and other demonstrators at Convention in August 2010!
  4. Host your own parties and get all the Hostess Benefits for yourself!
  5. Earn exclusive, free stamps just for your personal sales!
  6. Opportunity to go on an all expense paid CRUISE for TWO to ALASKA with Stampin’ Up!® in 2011!
  7. Earn or purchase FREE hostess stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!® before anyone else can get them!
  8. Make your own schedule. You are your own boss.
  9. Earn quarterly incentives offered by Stampin’ Up!® These may include merchandise, business supplies, or logo merchandise.
  10. Enjoy all the wonderful new friendships you will have with your new customers and fellow demonstrators.

To get my special online password to sign up or if you have questions, please feel free to contact me.  I’d love for you to join my team as a "personal use" or "business builder" demonstrator and promise you my support!  But…don’t wait…do it today!



Jul 27 2009

August Card Kit

Featured Set: “For All You Do”
Featured Accessory: Flower Assortment Brads
In this kit, you’ll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design shown above – so you will receive all of the cardstock and ribbon supplies that you need to create 12 cards total.
You will also receive 2 additional full color samples of "alternative" cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit, as well as step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs.
Card Kit Price is just $20–that’s 12 cards, plus envelopes for just $20!
Each month, the card kit also features both a Stamp Set of the Month and an Accessory of the Month. If you purchase the card kit, you may also purchase these items at 20% off!
August Featured Products:
§          For All You Do ($28.95) $23.16 with the purchase of the Card Kit
§          Flower Assortment Brads ($6.95) $5.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit
What else will you need? See the list below for items that were used to create the cards in this kit. If you already have everything–just buy the card kit and you are ready to create!
If you don’t have everything–place a product order with your kit (don’t forget about the discount on the "featured products!") 
Or–you can use the card kit to create your own designs using other stamps and inks that you already have–the choice is yours!
Orders for the Card Kits must be received by August 21st. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.
Call or email me today to order:
Connie R. Babbert
Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.
 Products you will need to complete cards as shown:
  • Pretty in Pink Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
  • Old Olive Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
  • Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
  • So Saffron Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
  • White Gel Pen ($3.95)
  • Scallop Square Punch ($15.95)
  • 1 ¼” Square Punch ($15.95)
  • 1 ¼” Circle Punch ($15.95)
  • Mat Pack ($9.95)
  • Paper Piercer ($3.50)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals ($3.95)
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
  • Bone Folder ($6.95)
  • Paper Snips ($9.95)
  • For All You Do Stamp Set ($28.95) $23.16 with the purchase of the Card Kit
  • Flower Assortment Brads ($6.95) $5.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit


Jun 27 2009


My son just called…he just got ENGAGED!  We are SO happy for them…this is the one who just turned 27 this week.  We love her and she is SO good for him.

Hmmm, now to be thinking about making the wedding invitations!

Here is a picture of the two of them taken at the Wisconsin/Ohio State football game last year (they are a rival household!)  We love her even though she is a Badger!  lol!

Aren’t they a CUTE couple!

Congratulations, Adam and Beth!


Remember…time is running out to order any of the retiring stamp sets or accessories!  Don’t wait!  Check HERE for the latest updates on retiring accessories.  Retiring stamp sets and Decor Elements are available only until June 30th. 



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Jun 02 2009

It’s A Sign




I was disappointed to see this It’s A Sign stamp set on the discontinued list!  I had always meant to pull together a Teen Stamp Camp using this set!  I love all the signs in it to make cards…and teenagers are so hard to come up with ideas for cards that seem age appropriate.  They appreciate this set, too!

Here’s one using It’s A Sign that I have in mind for a cousin’s birthday card.  It showcases Crystal Effects and the Mojo Monday Sketch from last week! 

This card is pretty easy.  I started with Pacific Point cardstock for the base card.  I ran the Riding Hood Red layer thru the Big Shot with the Textured weave plate and layered it on the Pacific Point.  I also used some Pacific Point Patterns Designer Paper across the bottom and hid the seam with Whisper White grosgrain ribbon.  The two background strips were also Pacific Point Patterns DSP and I added Mini Brads (silver covered with White Embossing Powder to change the color!) in each corner.  I stamped the You’re #1 sign with Pacific Point and Riding Hood Red on Glossy White and cut it out.  Finally, I added a light layer of Crystal Effects over the top to make it glassy!

This is only ONE way to use Crystal Effects.  Check out Stamping 411 for some additional samples and ideas  on How To Use Crystal Effects as well as some cautions.  And make sure to check out Selene Kempton’s printable Inspiration Sheet on using Crystal Effects!  It is wonderful!

The materialsI used on this card are In Colors and on the retiring Last Chance list!  Call me to order yours today before they sell out!  Only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Tonight’s my Technique Class…better go get things finished up for that!  Have a great day!



May 28 2009

Meet Shelli!

For those of you who have never met Shelli Gardner, the CEO of Stampin’ Up!, here is an excellent video of how she started Stampin’ Up! and shows video of the present day office and distribution buildings!  She is just as genuine in person as she is on this video.  I’ve been blessed to have chatted with her a couple different times at Leadership.  Check this out! 


My Stamp Club meets tonight.  It seems like forever since we’ve gotten together!  We are doing some fun projects…hope they like them!

Have a great day!



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Apr 21 2009

April 27th Blog Tour…Don’t Miss it!

Mark April 27th on your calendars! That’s the date when you can hop onto my blog to see more examples of projects made with the Occasions Mini Catalog stamp "Scene in a Garden."

But wait, there’s more.

After you browse my examples, you’ll find a link to my friend Tiffany Bauer’s blog. She’ll be showing you how to use the beautiful stamp set "Very Versatile" from the Occasions Mini Catalog!

But wait, there’s even more.

On Tiffany’s blog, you’ll find a link to yet another blog and examples from a different stamp set in the mini!  There will be a banquet of ideas and beautiful projects. There are 20 stops on this tour, and you won’t want to miss a single one. The links will be available only on April 27th, so please don’t miss the bus.

But wait, yes, you guessed it, there’s more.

 Occasions Mini CatalogBecause Stampin’ Up!’s "Getting Connected" promotion will still be running, spend $40 on Occasions Mini Catalog products and choose any one item from the "Under $10" on page 208 in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for Free.

It’s an event not to be missed! This tour will take you all over the place! Be sure to hop on at my stop and then travel the road laid out for you!

Pack your bags on April 27th! You’re going to love the trip, and you won’t even have to leave your chair.

Posted under Blog Tour, Challenges, Good info |
Apr 19 2009

Customer Appreciation and Get Connected Specials!


Customer Appreciation Special from me! 

As a special thank you, from NOW thru April 30, if you place a $100 order (before tax & shipping) by phone or email to me, I’ll add the Oval All stamp set in the Occasions Mini FREE to your order!  That’s a $19.90 value for FREE with your $100 phone or email order!  (Payment required by Credit Card or Paypal**.)  This cute stamp set fits the new Scallop Oval Punch perfectly!  This special is only offered by me (Connie Babbert) until April 30 @ 9:00 PM in appreciation for helping me earn my sales goal for the Stampin’ Up! fiscal year…I’m VERY close and you can HELP!  US customers only.  Please call between 9 AM and 9 PM Eastern time.

Edit to add:  Some of you have asked if a smaller order would help…of course!  I take ANY orders small or large!  So here is a little incentive for those orders, too!  For any $50 order (before tax & shipping) placed by phone or email to me by April 30, I will add your choice of a package of Designer Brads or Designer Hardware on page 175 (value up to $8.15).  Same rules as above apply!

In addition, be the order that pushes me over my sales goal (determined by email/voice mail or phone call time) and get the Level 3 Hostess Set, Hand Drawn Bundle (page 23) FREE!  And don’t forget, you can bump up to a $150 order and YOU get the hostess benefits! 

All this is in addition to the Get Connected Promotion described below!


Time is running out for Stampin’ Up!’s Get Connected Promotion.  "Get Connected" reminds us to stay in touch with those that matter most.  Your handmade creations can be a wonderful expression of love and gratitude, without spending a lot of money.Here’s the details on the Get Connected promotion (Now thru April 30): 

  • Spend $40 on Occasions Mini Catalog products and choose any one item from the "Under $10" page (p. 208) in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for free.
  • Hostess Bonus:  Place an order of $150 or more (any current Stampin’ Up! Products) and choose any one item from the "Under $10" page (p. 208) in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for free. For every $150 spent, you will receive another "Under $10" item.  This is in addition to everyday Hostess Benefits.
  • The Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini is available for download on my left side bar. 

If you email your order I need the following:  Your name, shipping address, phone number, credit  card number, name as it appears on your credit card & exp. date. For your orders I need the item name, item number and don’t forget to tell me your free Get Connected item and hostess selections if your order is more than $150!  I can also send a Paypal invoice to you if you’d prefer.

Confused?  Just call (see phone number under my photo) or email me and I’ll be happy to help you out!