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A few changes you need to be aware of....

Hello my friends!  I just got back from an amazing OnStage event from Stampin' Up! and let me tell you, that new catalog is so awesome!!  Fresh new stamp sets, accessories that will blow your mind and the Designers Series Paper...so beautiful!!  If you have ordered at least $50 from me in the last 6 months, you will be getting a catalog from me when they become available to the masses.  

With the catalog, there are some changes you need to be aware of so let me outline them below:

Discontinuation of the Stampin' Trimmer

I am not going to lie...this one personal makes me sad.  I LOVE this trimmer but I also know SU has been having diffeculty with the supplier of the blades, so they have made the decision to discontinue this product and all the accessories that go with it.  (blades, scoring blades and replacement mats)  As of June 3rd, or when stock is depleted, the trimmer will no longer be available.  If you have the trimmer, I encouarge you to order blades now, and even a replacement mat so you have that for the future.  SU has purchased extra blades to hopefully get us closer to the new trimming solution but I would do it now instead of later as when they are gone, they are gone.

Discontinuation of the Big Shot Machine from Stampin' Up!

First, don't panic - it just means we are no longer selling the machine.  With the new catalog, you will see that it is missing, but don't think we are just leaving this line by the wayside.  We have AMAZING dies, and new folders in the new catalog so get ready to see them in action.  What this does mean is SU is looking into other die cutting machine solutions, but this is taking longer than they had hoped so we will need to wait on that for a bit.  You know me, I have always been honest about using your coupons at the big box stores or on our beloved Amazon to get your crafting supplies when it makes sense.  A Big Shot is a Big Shot wherever you buy it.  Just know, our dies and embossing folders are going to work - trust me. 

I also want to point out that anything with the Sizzix name from the catalog will be discontinued which does include those handy Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets we love for those detailed dies. This also includes the magnetic platform, extra plates and cutting pads.  There are some current Framelits that will be carried over to the new catalog, just note that they will look just a little different, but will be the same quality of product we are used to getting from Stampin' Up! - just without the Sizzix name.  I love that SU will keep being innovative and give use brand new product so be on the look out!  

Discontinuation of Wood Mount and Clear Mount Stamps

When you see the retired list, you may see stamps that are carried over into the new catalog.   The reason why is that we are moving ALL stamps over to either clear mount or photopolymer.  For example, Rooted in Nature looks like it is being retired, but it will be back as cling mount so all is good.  I myself am LOVING the new cling mount, so please ask if you have any questions.  

WHEW!  That was a lot of information but I wanted you to be aware.  If you have ANY questions, please ask and so excited to start showing you new product!  Have a great rest of your day!

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Let's talk some fish!

Hello my stampin friends!  I am so excited to share some recent cards I have created using the Best Catch bundle featured in the current Occasions catalog.  This bundle is great so let's take a look:

Best catch

#150605 Best Catch Bundle $43 USD

This bundle is great for those men in your life, or those woman fisher folks too!  I love how there are pieces that coordinate with the stamp set, as well as those you can be creative with just on their own.  I am loving the cattails!!   I did a Facebook Live this week featuring this bundle and also talked about the different coloring techniques that you can use for coloring the fish.  You know me, I LOVE to color!  LOL  Let me show you what we created:

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All of the fish were either colored with watercolor pencils and a Blender pen, or an Aqua Painter with ink.  Remember to use Stazon Ink for watercoloring, but Memento ink with your alcohol Blends.  You will thank me!  These techniques can look so different and fun to use when creating views from nature.  Which is your favorite?

I also shared a 3D project which was a fishing basket with a lure made out of ribbon.  I LOVED how the lure turned out.  Here is view of the basket:

Fishing basket

Every now and then, I like to try a challenge and this basket was that...a challenge!  LOL  I also experimented with creating a string of fish which could be used as little garland or finishing up on another card idea.  So much possibilities with this bundle.  

If you have any questions, please ask or simply use the "shop now" featured on this site to get your bundle.  Would love to see what you create...Until next time!

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So what is the team called the Krumm Cakes about?

Hello my friends! I hope you are having a great day wherever you are - I think Spring might actually make it to Minnesota after all!  

I can't believe we are in the final month of Saleabration 2019!  This time of year is my favorite because of a few things: 

  1. I get to write FREE on a lot of your orders..I love it you guys!!  For every $50 spent, you get to pick a free item from the Saleabration items which you can see here.  There is no limit so that means a lot of you capitalize on this which is great, who doesn't love FREE?!?!
  2. My hostesses are EXTREMELY happy because orders and parties over $250 will yield you an extra $25 in hostess credits!  For example, if you collect $250 in orders, that will give you a $50 shopping spree from anything you want from the current product offering!  Pretty great for getting products you LOVE!
  3.  Those that join my team - and let me tell you, it is a pretty amazing team of stampers!  You will be paying $99 for $175 worth of product, anything your heart desires!  If you have a wish list that just keeps growing, this is your way to knock it out!  We also have a new offering this year where you can choose to get an exclusive SU tote for just an extra $30!  Look at this beauty: Bag for free

          Our team has a private Facebook page where we share, chat and learn from eachother 24/7.  We have regular team                   meetings where you can come to my house and stamp or join online from the comfort of your home.  We also have                   some honorary members we have picked up along the way, so our group is truly amazing to learn from!  Because                     Stampin Up was so kind in naming a color so close to my name, well, we just had to call ourselves the Krumm Cakes               since that color is also one of my favorites!  Getting to be part of a team, having access to a great discount on your                       favorite crafting supplies and seeing new product before anyone else, are just a few benefits of joining the SU family.                 There is absolutely no commitment to stay after you receive your starter kit, but just know you are going to love it and             want to stay. I have never looked back at my decission to join SU over 13 years ago.   

So as we approach the end of a wonderful time of year for crafters, know that I truly appreciate each and everyone of my customers and team members.  Because of you, I can share what I love each and every day of the year!  

Have a great day my friends!

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