A well-loved Stampin' Up! tradition is the custom of Roomie Gifts or bringing a little treat for your hotel roomies when you are at a Stampin' Up! event. Usually you try to dress up the container a bit, because, after all, we ARE papercrafters! I made my containers this year from the Window Box Thinlit Dies, with a little embellishment on top from Dragonfly Dreams. And I used some retired oldies but goodies that I couldn't give away, precisely for this reason, on the front. One was the Little Letters Framelit Dies and the other was the recently retired Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Paper Assortment. I filled them with a conglomeration of amazing little gadgets and doohickeys that everyone needs to have (NOT) but I thought might come in handy when getting a new Annual Catalogue such as glasses cleaner wipes, post-it notes, and Cadbury Mini Eggs! And then I found the CUTEST tiny needle nosed pliers that I had to get just because they were so cute! I'm not really sure what they are good for, but they're CUTE! Here's another look at the gifts:
But I bet you care nothing about that really. What you really want to see is a sneak peek of the new Annual Catalogue! Well, the publication gag is off now so I can show you some things like the cover of the catty:
So, there it is in all it's glory! And you'll see more and more of it in the days to come as I get some of the new products and start to play with them. Suffice it to say that there is plenty of fun ahead and you'd better either start saving up, or go hold up a bank somewhere. I recommend the former! They may not let you have paper snips in jail!
We had a great time at OnStage Local in Calgary and Stampin' Up! was generous as always: Here is a photo of my loot, which includes my swap cards from the team:
(If you squint, you might be able to make out a few of the new stamp sets in there!)
Speaking of the team, here we are at two tables:
The new In Colours:
From left to right along the top: Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, and Powder Pink! What do you think?? What's your favourite?
Well, when a new catalogue comes in, old product must retire to make room for the new and this year is no exception. The Retiring List has come out and these items will only be available until May 31, and some only while supplies last, so you may have to move quickly to get the ones you want. There are also lots of deals to be had, some up to 50% off.
Here is a link to the PDF list: Canadian Retiring Products
Now, unlike previous years, this list will not be updated daily as supplies of some items run out. I will try to keep you updated, but your best bet will be to go to my Online Store and click on Retired Products. Only the items that are still available will show up in the store and they are kept updated in real time. You can see the pictures of the products and any sale prices are shown when you click on the individual products.
Here is a link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store.
I will be putting in orders fairly frequently, but if you want something that you're afraid will run out, you would be wise to order it yourself online right away.
Stampin' Up! will continue to produce all stamp sets until May 22. After May 22 all stamp sets will be available while supplies last. All tools and accessories, including paper, will only be available while supplies last starting now. That is why you will want to put in your orders for your favourites as soon as possible.
See you on Friday with a new card!