My stamp studio makeover is well under way to being finished for my Grand Re-Opening event. When I changed my business name from Barbara’s Craft Circle to Green Moon Stamp Studio a couple of year’s ago, I knew I wanted to re-paint my studio from red to green (which is my favorite color anyway). Here is the before photo of the east side of my studio.
My studio starting out just being the converted dining room above, but since we never used the formal living room right across from it, I grabbed up that room too. Here is the west side which we just painted a light taupe (the whole house got painted last year—no more white walls, yay!). I can’t wait to re-organize the wall units so they are the same height all the way across. I ordered a few more paper organizers too which will help it look more uniform.
I got the walls finished in a light soothing green a couple of weekends ago. I love my new sign too. Tim and I went to a flea market about a year ago, and I bought this old window for about $15 to put my logo on. Tim helped me put the logo on and hung it for me last weekend to get it off the floor in preparation for our new flooring.
And right now the new flooring is being installed…what a mess. I hate moving everything and worrying about damage to furniture and walls, but I know it’ll all be worth it in the end.
We are getting the bigger baseboards too. Goodbye 22 year old carpet, I won’t miss you. Stayed tuned for part 2 of my stamp studio makeover. Also, if you’re local to DFW, my Grand Re-Opening event is on Friday, March 27th, and Saturday, March 28th, including a sale, make’n’takes, and door prizes.
I designed this vintage card that uses the Parisian Beauty and Forever Blossoms stamp sets as a make’n’take for my vendor show this weekend. I have 100 stampers making this card tomorrow night at the Mesquite Convention Center in Mesquite, Texas. Wow, I just looked it up, and this will be my 8th year to do this Stamp Scrap Art Tour Show. My daughter just moved backed to Texas and will be my helper all weekend. The make’n’take is Friday night and shopping is Saturday and Sunday. Come see me if you live in the North Dallas area.
- Merry Merlot
- Basic Black
- Crumb Cake
- Petal Pink
- Very Vanilla
Looking forward to seeing and chatting with all the great crafty people at the show this weekend. If you’re coming, I’ll see you there!
Stampin’ Up! has something totally new for us this month. It’s a limited time bundle called the Everything is Rosy Product Medley. It’s a bundle only type purchase with everything included to create tons of fun cards, 3D items, gift packaging, scrapbook pages, etc.
The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:
- Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
- Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
- 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
- 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
- Printed die cuts—2 sheets
- Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
- Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
- Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
- Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
- Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)
It’s only available this month and only while supplies last.
I love all the rose gold pieces and accents. Here’s some projects using the medley:
This card was a swap I received from Ann Marie Hile at OnStage using this medley.
Here is the stamp set included in the medley:
And here is a close-up snapshot of the products:
Don’t wait to get yours. Stampin’ Up! knows this medley will sell out. They didn’t even let us demonstrators buy it early, because they were afraid we might have bought them all before customers could buy it 🙂
Here’s a link to purchase yours:
It’s time to make room for great new products and say goodbye to some of our favorites and the In Colors that are 2 years old.
Here are the lists:
Retiring stamp sets will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
Make sure to place your online orders here as soon as possible to ensure that you can get all the items you want. Take inventory of your In Color items to make sure you have ink refills and card stock for your favorite colors before they are out of stock. The trimmer accessories are already out of stock before the list announced, except more replacement blades are coming on April 29th.
One thing we noticed right away was that the old favorite, Lovely as a Tree, finally is retiring. It’s been kind of a joke among us demonstrators that they would never retire that one. One of my downlines, Becky, said she finally bought that one a few days before OnStage. So, we can blame her—like washing your car, now that she finally bought it, it’s retired.
Oh, also, once the existing inventory of stamp sets that carry over into the new annual catalog are depleted, they will be replaced with the cling versions. So, you might be getting cling versions of existing sets before they are “available” in the new catalog.
Cute new modular storage by Stampin’ Up! The initial launch products are flying off the shelves, so hurry if you want some now. If you miss out, they will be re-stocked and in the new June catalog.
The storage trays come in sets of 5. Make sure you order a topper or lid to finish off your cube. The Storage Topper holds 20 ink refills. Note: The open cube is already out of stock, but you can provide your email and get notified when it’s available.
There was some confusion about what information we could share with everyone after the OnStage event earlier this month. Well, good news, we can share the new color chart that shows the color families from the new catalog that starts in June. Here it is:
In addition, we have the Basics which are Basic Black, Whisper White, and Very Vanilla. And, 5 new In Colors.
I can’t wait to play and re-organize all my card stock and ink pads…I’m actually looking forward to all the fun of sorting and re-organizing everything.
Please email me at [email protected] if you need a copy of the June catalog mailed to you. All my regular local peeps will get a copy at my Open House on June 2nd & June 3rd or when I see them at stamp club.