Wednesday, November 15, 2017


It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!
Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD
With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. 
Reservations start  November 16th at 2:00 PM MT(3:00 in Des Moines) with delivery on or around February 1, 2018.  While supplies last.

RESERVATION WINDOWSAVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018




Customer Stamparatus Launch Q & A 

Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
 A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers. 

Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
 A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store. 

Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?
 A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured. 

Q: Will the available-to-ship dates be the same for all markets? A: Yes. Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus? 
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product. 

Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus? 
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card. 

Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation? 
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation. 

Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order? 
A: Yes. 

Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF. 

Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog? 
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order. 

Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there? 
 A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability depending on demand.

Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions? 
A: Yes.

 Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods? 
A: Yes. 

Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window? 
A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window. 

Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus? 
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding. Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked block or die or other instrument Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus

Please contact me if you have any questions.


Sherry Cox 
CoxSL70@aol.com




Monday, November 13, 2017

Stamparatus - 5 Things


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I just returned from Salt Lake City for Stampin Up's annual convention and I wish you could have seen what I saw!!!!! The new tool that Stampin Up has coming out which is called the Stamparatus. View the video below and you will see exactly what I am talking about. Tomorrow I will share more details on purchasing this.


   
   

Monday, November 6, 2017

Smitten Mittens

I love these 2 colors together, Berry Burst and Old Olive, and then when you pair them with the adorable Smitten Mitten Stamp set, you can create a beautiful card. 

 Here's the details:

  • Card base is Old Olive cut at 11 x 4 1/4"
  • First layer is Berry Burst cut at 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Second layer in white is cut at 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Cut out 2 mittens from Merry Little Patterns DSP
  • Cut out 2 cuffs and 2 snowflakes from Berry Burst
  • The ribbon is cut in half, width wide, to make a smaller bow
  • Adhere cuffs to mittens with adhesive. Adhere snowflake and mittens with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting in Berry Burst

Product List

Sunday, October 29, 2017

RoundUp

When we set up for our RoundUp, we decorated almost 25 tables in different stamp sets. The following pictures shows a lot of the work that went into these.


 Table by Peg


 Table by Sherry


 Table by Sherry


                                                                    Table by Sandy


Table by Sandy


Table by Rhonda


Table by Peg



Table by Peg


Table by Peg


Table by Peg


Table by Peg


Table by Nancy VonEye


Table by Peg


Table by Sherry


Table by Sandy


Table by Peg

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Rushmore Stampin Roundup


On October 13-14th, my 3 sisters and I hosted the 1st Annual Rushmore Stampin Roundup in Rapid City, South Dakota. We had our work cut out for us for almost a year when we began planning it. Don't you love our logo? It was designed by our niece, and Peg's daughter, Kami Ireland.  It was a HUGE undertaking with all of us living in a different state but I think we can say it was a huge success. We had a little over 50 ladies come to our event, from North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado and Texas. We couldn't get in on Thursday night to set up our tables until 10:00 PM so we were there until 2 AM, completely exhausted as well, because 3 of us had driven up that day from quite a distance......but we were back to the conference center by 8 AM welcoming our first guests. 


From left, Rhonda Egle, from Pinedale, Wyoming, Peggy Ireland, from Box Elder, South Dakota, Sandy Cox from Loveland, Colorado, and that's me on the right from Cumming, Iowa.





On Friday morning, we started out with classes that each one of us taught. Rhonda started the morning off with her class on wood crates and matching cards.





These were some of Peg's beautiful embossing cards that she taught in her class. 


Sandy taught the Ribbon of Hope class using the large letter thinlits and the Support Ribbon Framelits.


These are the cards that I used to teach some water coloring with blender pens, reinkers and colored pencils. 



                                    Our prizes they could choose from Bingo

We then broke for a short supper period and then played Bingo. What a hoot! These ladies had so much fun and so did we. When they entered the room, we had the tables set up with a swag bag filled with card stock to make 2 cards and a stamp set, Ribbon of Courage. So appropriate for the month of October. We had bought several prizes for Bingo and we were expecting many duplicates of winners. We even played 13 games of regular Bingo and 1 game of Black Out. We did have 3 winners for Black Out. We had so many extra prizes that we decided to have an auction...talk about fun! That pretty much wrapped up our first fun day.

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Terri Coy ( Waterloo, NE) winning the Big Shot in the Black Out

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Peggy Dickman (Brunsville IA) winning the Pig Stamp set and Watercolor Paper in the Black Out

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                      Robin Rohwear-Franson (Rapid City SD) chose the Large Alphabet Framelits

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                                          Jeanne Oerlline (Rapid City) won the Snowflake Bundle

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                             Lydia Matthews(Rapid City) chose the Smitten Bundle

                                Kandi Buck (Rapid City) chose the Coffee CafĂ© stamp set

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                Shari Barnes (Killdeer ND) won game 3 and got the Color Seasons Bundle 

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   Phyllis Stevens (Rapid City) won the Merry Music Specialty DSP and the beautiful black and                                                                         white ribbon

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                            Mary Poss of Philip, South Dakota,  was the lucky winner of the Bike Ride

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                   Mary Poss won twice and also chose the Softly You card kit.


                              Nancy Evans (Texas) chose the Dragonfly Bundle


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                         The scorer was the choice for Charlotte Gutierrez (Rapid City)
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                Jan Antczak (Omaha, NE) was the winner of Count My Blessings


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Sue Maynard (Rapid City) had a hard time choosing but ended up with You've Got Style

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        Robin Genlot-Mueller(Papillion, NE) won the awesome Big on Birthday stamp set


Carol Geyer (Rapid city) won game 13 and won the Christmas DSP and the Black and White Ribbon and Nichole Kelly, a thinlit. 
Other winners were Cindy Bennett (Rapid City) winning the Aqua Painters and Water color paper, RuthYordy (Rapid City) Snowflake DSP and snowflakes
Ellen Waldner (Rapid City) High Tide