There are many facets to Creative Inspiration. First of all, I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Please join me in the world of paper crafting and rubber stamping. Secondly, I offer classes in creative home-keeping including sewing, cooking and home decor. I also offer beautiful rental items for events, such as table-cloths, mercury glass votives, vases and centerpieces, silver candelabras, crystal chandelier and Opulent Treasures serving pieces. I have a wonderful Creative Inspiration Studio for classes or I can do workshops in your home. I welcome you as a customer.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Today is the last day!

Today is the last day to order from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini catalog and to order the preview "Summer Smooches".

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I am busy working out some of the kinks associated with my Blog and Facebook and email.  Right now, when I post to my Creative Inspiration Blog, there is an automatic post to my Facebook Page.  In order to have access to that page you need to "like" that page.  Facebook rules call for business promotion posts to be published to a page and not to your timeline (which is for personal things).  I am also sending my regular Stampin' Up! customers (hostess club and online customers) an email when I have a new blog post.   

There are two different pages on my blog; the home page and Creative Stampin' is the second page.  The home page is for the overall business "Creative Inspiration" and then additional pages will be assigned exclusively to specific components of the business.  The only page now is for Stampin' Up! but there will be more to come.  You can subscribe to my blog through email or follow the blog through Google Reader by making clicks on those sections of the blog on the right side-bar.

Please bear with me as I work through these tedious and boring tasks.

Here is an overview with details from Stampin' Up!  concerning all the retirement and changes for the new catalog.  I hope this explains things better.  Please keep in mind that the retiring products are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  Many items are discounted!  That means items will sell out so PLEASE DON'T WAIT!
When you look at the retired accessories list, you'll note that all of our Stampin' Pads are listed. This is for two reasons: (1) Craft Stampin' Pads will now only be available in black and white; and (2) we are introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin' Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalog.
The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images. They will be available for customer order on June 1.
In addition, please note the following changes in the new catalog, which explain some of the products appearing on the retired list:
  • Only select Stampin' Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin' Write Markers in color collections will continue to be offered)
  • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered.
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colors and color collections.
  • Any item with an asterisk next to it is being reconfigured.  An example of this could be repackaging, as in the example above of the markers.
  • Craft Ink Pads (other than black or white per above) and Craft Refills will no longer be offered.
  • Classic Ink Refills (other than the retiring 2010-2012 In Colors) will still be available.
  • Stampin' Spots are being discontinued.  Stampin' Up! may possibly reconfigure & sell some of the Classic Ink Spots.
  • Other than the retiring 2010-2012 In Colors, the Stampin' Up! colors are NOT retiring.
Two items that were included on the Retiring Accessories List are not actually retiring. The lists have been updated s to remove these items.
208   108360   Craft Scissors
208   103579   Paper Snips

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Stampin' Up! has released their retired accessory list and the list of retiring decor elements.  Go here to see the list.   

Monday, April 23, 2012

When you look at this picture, you will wonder why in the world I am in the "creativity" business. lol. However, the creativity came in trying to make a healthy dish with a specific type of summer squash in mind. I am more concerned with taste than beauty, which is obvious. This is simply called "Squash Dish".  The recipe....

Squash Dish

1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
8 oz. slice pork, sausage or bacon
1 can tomatoes with chili's
1 regular bag of frozen whole kernel corn
4 sliced summer squash

Saute' onion and garlic with bacon or port.  Add chili tomatoes and frozen whole kernel corn.  Cook slowly.  Later, slice squash and lay on top - let cook until tender.  Salt and pepper to taste (or use a seasoning mix of your choice). 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

New Card Idea

I made a card like this today.  Mary Jo (my upline) CASE'd it from Patty Bennett

Monday, April 16, 2012

Stampin' Up! Clearance Items

55 NEW PRODUCTS ON THE STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK.  Save up to 60%.  Check out the latest additions to the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack!  

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Retired Stampin' Up! List

Dates: April 15-May 31, 2012 (select items available while supplies last)

Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2011-2012 catalogs are retiring, and this is your chance to get them before they're gone. Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!
When you view the retiring stamps list, you may notice it's longer than in years past. During this transition to the new annual catalog, there are a higher number of stamps being refreshed and replaced than usual. While many stamps are going away, most are being replaced so that the breadth of our stamp lines is every bit as broad as ever!