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(there are 2 posts and 2 videos so if viewing from a feed in your email, you will need to come to the blog here to view videos)

The new Stampin’ Up Occasions Mini Catalog opens up on January 5th, 2010!  As demonstrators, we can preorder those to play with and tease you with sneak peeks during December.   If you would like a copy of this mini catalog and the Sale-A-Bration mini catalog (and you don’t have a demonstrator already or are a demonstrator) click here to send me your mailing address and I’ll pop one in the mail asap!

Oh, and by the way –  Stampin’ Up is going to have12 days of GREAT sales starting Friday, December 11th, so stay tuned here for info as they release the details!

On to showing you something NEW and FUN!

Stampin’ Up has a new option to mount our rubber stamps!  They are not getting rid of the wood blocks but offering another option for those that prefer the space saving solution of clear blocks.  We are not selling clear stamps but rather a clever way to mount the rubber temporarily to a clear block and then remove to store in a slim, DVD type cases.   SU will be offering the new clear mounts and well as wood mounted for all new stamps coming out!

Those of you that saw my ‘just out of the box’ video with my Occasions Mini Catalog goodies know that I owe you a new video for mounting our unmounted stamps!   I didn’t read any directions and just went for it but didn’t do it exactly as the instructions showed.    So far,  I’ve noticed 2 ways to mount these so I made a quick video for you:

I’ve received a bunch of emails about whether I’m changing over to all clear mounts.    I don’t think so at this point.  I love the wood blocks and will probably keep using the wood blocks.  I do like the option of spending less and saving room so I will buy some clear mounts also.   I like being able to stamp fast, each stamp having it’s own block all the time.  I think stamping in big groups and classes can get tricky with sharing the acrylic blocks. but I’ll give it a go and see what happens!   If I were just stamping at home for fun by myself or a few friends and needed the extra space, then I’d probably switch over.   I like the idea of spending less, especially on sets I buy that I might use less or for one occasion.  I guess once I use them more, I’ll make a decision!