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Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

Hi Stampers! Another round of Awesome products this week! All are while supplies last!  I see some Yummy Ribbon, Embossing folders and a couple of super cute stamp sets! CLICK HERE for more details!  As always thanks for stopping by & Happy Stampin’, Yvonne Metz

Weekly Deals 10-21to10-27-2014

Quick Update

Happy Sunday Stampers! Hope you all had a great weekend!  Ours was awesome a little bit of relaxing mixed in with some Baseball today!

Just wanted you all to know that I’ve got another provider for my blog and so some of the links aren’t working right now and my Sidebar things have disappeared! I will be working on that this week!

Thanks for stopping by and as always Happy Stampin’,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

New Catalog = New Products!

New Catty 2014-2015I know long time no post! I do apologize for that – the beginning of this year has been super busy with work, personal things, LOTS of baseball and school end happenings! 

With school almost over and the NEW "Stampin' Up! Catalog" here that means "Open House" time! Will have a date soon!

Meanwhile I have an awesome video and the cover of the new Catalog. Stay tuned for more samples coming.

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz


New Stampin’ Up! Catalog starts today!

is the first day we can order from the new Stampin' Up! catalog –
Woo Hoo! Stampin' Up! has added to the excitement by offering three
stamp sets at 25% off.  Also if you still need something from the OLD Catalog you can still order until June 3rd!

When can you ORDER? TODAY!!!

11am Pacific time – Noon Mountain time

1pm Central Time – 2pm East Coast time

FYI: Online ordering is UNAVAILABLE from midnight to Noon MT on 5/31


Sale: 25 percent off three of our greeting sets!
No limits and get them on any order type (workshop, customer, demonstrator, or online).

Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013

am placing an order today if you want to add
to it, or you can order directly through my online store at

It's always exciting when the new catalog
comes around.  It's been super crazy around here but will be sharing some fun things soon!  Questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

Happy Stampin'
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Stampin’ Up! Color Refresh 2013 and 3 Days of FREE SHIPPING!!

SU Color Refresh

Stampin' Up! has just announced it's NEW Color Refresh!

Although some of the colors I like are retiring some are staying and I am super excited with the ones that coming back and a New Neutral.  Stampin' Up! trys to stay up to date with all the color trends out and I know I LOVE Color and I'm sure you do too!  Hope you will be as excited by the new
possibilities!  Below is a video about this new Color Refresh.


FREE Shipping on EVERYTHING for Three Days!

I am excited to let you know that Stampin' Up! is  offering
FREE shipping on EVERYTHING April 6-8 (excluding expedited orders)!
That's right. There are no minimums or limits and all order types
qualify (customer, workshop, online). Did I mention that
the free shipping is on everything?

*Special Note* Make sure you check the colors that are discontinuing – if these are your favorites I would take FULL advantage of the FREE shipping dates to stock up on Cardstock, Ink pad, inks, ribbon etc…Available while supplies last.


Watercolor Pencils and Crayons Discontinued

Due to unforeseen problems with the supplier for
Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Up! has decided to
discontinue these two products.

Watercolor Pencils (item 101879) and Watercolor Wonder Crayons
Brights Collection (item 119804), which have been on the Backorder
Report for about a week, will no longer be available, effective

Now for the good news! We still have the remaining collections of the
Watercolor Wonder Crayons available to order. The Subtles (item
119802), Neutrals (item 119805), and Regals (item 119803) Collections
are only available while supplies last. Get 'em before they're gone!

I know that's ALOT of information! Thanks for stopping by and I PROMISE some cards and projects next time!

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz

Get Ready! Spring Fabric Frenzy starts TODAY!

Seamstress or not–you’ll love using our high quality Designer Fabric–especially at 50 percent off!  Our Designer Fabric is designed to coordinate with Stampin’ Up! inks, paper, and other accessories, and is perfect for adding a stylish touch to traditional paper projects. Available in an extra-wide fat quarters (18" x 26"). Use it for quilting, clothing, home décor, and more!

  • Promotion dates: Monday, March 25-Sunday, March 31, 2013
  • Discounted fabric is available via On-Line Ordering
  • No minimum purchase required to receive the discount
  • All items are limited quantity at the discounted price; the discount will be removed once the limit is reached




Retail Price

Sale Price



Essentials Designer Fabric





Floral District Designer Fabric





Comfort Café Designer Fabric





Summer Smooches Designer Fabric





Twitterpated Designer Fabric





Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric





Beau Chateau Designer Fabric





Spice Cake Designer Fabric





Flirtatious Designer Fabric





Tea for Two Designer Fabric





More Amore Designer Fabric



*spring catalog

The History of Greeting Cards

Thought I would share this article with you!
(from the Postcard and Greeting Card Museum –

Sending greeting cards to friends and family is a tradition that goes back about 200 years. They were mostly sent by the elite and wealthy in the early to mid 1800's. Most of the early greeting cards were hand delivered and many were quite expensive, but they soon gained mass popularity with the introduction of the world's first postage stamp issued in 1840 and a few ambitious printer's and manufacturer's perfecting printing methods, hiring artists and designed both elaborate expensive cards as well as simple affordable ones by the 1850's.

As you visit our galleries you will see that cards of the past were fine pieces of art. Manufacturer's used quality artists and many of the large manufacturer's held "art" competitions to generate interest and to get new ideas for cards. Some of these competitions awarded as much as $1,000.00 to the winner!

The oldest known greeting card in existence is a Valentine made in the 1400's and is in the British Museum. New Year's cards can be dated back to this period as well, but the New Year greeting didn't gain popularity until the late 1700's. The Valentine and Christmas Card were the most popular cards, with Valentine's offering us the most "mechanical", "pop-up" and filigree cards, followed by Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Cards gained their highest popularity in the late 1800's and early 1900's offering us cards with some of the most unusual art. The Victorian age give us the most prolific cards.

Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, when lovers said or sang their Valentines. Written Valentines began to appear after 1400. Paper Valentines were exchanged in Europe where they were given in place of Valentine gifts. Handmade paper Valentines were especially popular in England. In the mid to early 1800's, Valentines began to be assembled in factories. Early manufactured Valentines were black and white pictures painted by workers in a factory. Esther Howland (see below) known as the Mother of the Valentine made fancy Valentines with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as "scrap". She introduced the Paper Lace Valentine in the mid 1800's. By the end of the 1800's, Valentines were being made entirely by machine.

Christmas cards were introduced and popularized by John Calcott Horsley, the artist of what is known as the world's first Christmas Card and Louis Prang, known as the Father of the American Christmas Card.

The rest is History. With the exchange of New Year's, Valentine's, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Birthday Cards, just to name a few, there is probably no occasion that doesn't have its own greeting card!

Happy Stampin’
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Let the Sale-A-Bration begin

It’s that time once again! Stampin’ Up!’s annual party with loads of free products! This year’s party is better than ever-they’re celebrating their 25th anniversary! So get ready for new awesome products you can get for Spending ($50.00 or more) Hosting, or Joining!

SAB Promotion   SAB Join the fun

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Phone/email – 760-597-0200

Will share some projects made with some of these Awesome Sets very soon! It looks like a rainy weekend here in California! Great stamping weather.

As always thanks for stopping by and …

Happy Stampin’,
Yvonne Metz

It’s a Magical Paper Escape Every Month!

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!

I’m Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I’ll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you’ll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started

It’s so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting today Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Select me (Yvonne Metz) as your demonstrator and then every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Of course, you’ll want to know more. So here’s the nitty gritty:

  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We’ve even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let’s say you sign up on May 10th, we’ll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we’ll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • There’s no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we’ll offer a Try-It kit if you’d like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit

The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

Below is the first Kit! We got one FREE at Leadership! LOVE THIS!


If you have any questions please feel free to comment her or send me an

email: or call/text mea t 760-597-0020 and I’d be more then happy to answer your questions!

Happy Stampin’,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.