What inspires you to get out your stamps and create?

I just know that every time that Ann comes back from a Stampin’ Up! event, she can’t wait to get some ink on her stamps.

She even turned down dinner with someone that she hadn’t seen in a long time at a restaurant she’s been wanting to try just so she could come home and color!

Last night, she attended the Stampin’ Up! Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalog Kickoff in Sacramento.  The wind pretty much blew her out of town.  It was one of those two-fisted drives where you humans hold on to the steering wheel pretty tight.

The wind died down a little as she got about halfway there and then the buckets of rain started falling.  This must’ve been some serious rain because Ann was born where rain was invented and she was driving UNDER the speed limit!  (A RARE occurance.)

As you all must know, you can’t deter a stamper on a mission!

Many of the 24/7 Stampers posted their selfies on our community Facebook page while waiting for the event to start.  Here’s Ann with some new demonstrator friends from Woodland who attended the Sacramento event.  Everyone won a prize except Ann & Lisa in the back.

Catalog Kickoff

So back to that Sneak Peek – It’s a real bonafide sneak peek because less than 125 demonstrators have this stamp set.  Ann got it when she toured Stampin’ Up!’s Kanab manufacturing plant with her fellow Founder’s Circle peeps.

Last night, they previewed some new Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities Markers colors that are going to be released next year.  And with all the excitement, Ann came back and made this with an unreleased stamp set that she’s been hiding from me since September!

Ann wanted to keep this a One Stamp Set Card so we didn’t put a greeting on the front.  There’s no rule about no greeting on the front is there?  She assured me that there wasn’t.

Hot Air Balloon Card

Get This Set Free


But she DID stamp the inside!




The color combination?  Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler & Night of Navy.

There were over 7,500 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators all over the United States and Canada last night making new friends in theaters or watching on their home computers.  Some even gathered in their homes to watch the broadcast so it could be way more than that.

And they’re all getting ready to PRE-ORDER their stamps and accessories so they they can play with them a month before the rest of us can get our paws on them.  If you would like to join our 24/7 Stampers so that you can be playing with all the new stamps and accessories from the new Occasions Seasonal Catalog, you can get the ball rolling here.

There’s a new shopping code in effect!  We’ll always send you a handmade reuseable card to thank you for your order, but we’ll also include a small gift when you use the special shopping code 6KSUUAXV.  Just look for the box that says “Hostess Code” at the bottom left of your shopping cart and enter 6KSUUAXV there.

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