I made a few single-layer cards in 2011 to send to my husband because of the rules where he was housed then. Creating single layer cards is a special art, because it requires layering techniques with color mediums. You have to gauge things like how translucent different colors and different mediums will be when layered.
Editor’s Note: The annual Stampin’ Up! convention is one of the largest events of its kind in the industry, but since it is a private event, little is usually heard about it in the mainstream scrapbook media. This year, freelance writer Connie Myers was invited to attend by Stampin’ Up!, and she offered to share her experience with Scrapbook Update’s readers. Her report below provides a fascinating window into the company culture that has created the success of Stampin’ Up! as an organization, as well as an informative look at the company’s latest new products and marketing focus. — Nancy
Thousands of women cheered as the doors opened for the first General Session of the 2012 Stampin’ Up! Convention, held July 18th-21st, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Inside, as lights flashed and party music played, 3500 demonstrators walked, ran and danced through a gauntlet of 500 Stampin’ Up! employees offering applause, hugs, and high fives. [Read more...]
Stampin’ Up! released their new 2012-2013 catalog on Friday, which features the new 2012-2014 In Colors color palette.
The five new In Colors for 2012-2014 are: Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, and Gumball Green. The new color palette is very in line with the vintage trend in paper crafting at the moment:
These colors will be available as cardstock, Classic Stampin’ Pads & refills, Markers, Designer Brads & Paper Stacks, and new In Color Dahlias embellishments and 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon. (The cardstock and a selection of sheets from the Designer Series Paper Stack – which includes 40 sheets, 4 ea of 2 double-sided designs in all 5 colors – are pictured below.) [Read more...]
The days are getting shorter here, which means they seem to fly by that much faster. I can hardly believe another week has passed, and it’s time to share the noteworthy stories I’ve found:
Let’s start with a company and their customers who have made a $60,000 donation possible! I’m talking about Stampin’ Up! and their recent donation to the BCRF (Breast Cancer Research Foundation) in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
A special Strength & Hope stamp set and Strength & Hope digital kit were designed specifically for the campaign, and contained inspirational messages and images. Both were promoted through Stampin’ Up! direct-sales representatives, also known as demonstrators.
BCRF is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.
It’s always so wonderful to see a company doing something to give back and working towards making a difference for a cause.
Big Picture Classes announced their 2012 line-up of 4-Expert Classes this week. Most notable for 2012 is that Big Picture will be featuring Scrapbooking’s first true celebrity designer Becky Higgins in her first ever online class. [Read more...]
Direct sales company Stampin’ Up! announced yesterday that president Dale Fillmore, who’d been with the company since June 2006, is retiring.
“From the beginning, we knew we wouldn’t have Dale for very long,” CEO and Founder Shelli Gardner said about Fillmore. “He came out of retirement to work with us, and I am extremely grateful for the inspiring leadership, vision, and service he has provided during the past four years—he will be dearly missed.”
Fillmore will be replaced by Rich Jutkins, who has been Director and Vice President of Logistics at Stampin’ Up! since 2001, overseeing operations at the company’s Kanab (UT) manufacturing facility and Riverton (UT) home office.
“Rich started his career with Smith’s Food and Drug in manufacturing,” says Gardner. “He also has invaluable experience in educating, implementing change, and leading. His passion for Stampin’ Up!, his commitment to our demonstrators (sales force), and his skills as a leader will be valuable moving forward.”
Jutkins spent more than a decade at Smith’s running plants followed by several years teaching chemistry, biology & physics, and coaching basketball. A Utah native and graduate of the University of Utah. Jutkins lives in Riverton with his wife Wendi. The couple has four children.
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