So, I’m delaying my originally planned post for today until tomorrow. So in the meantime, I wanted to share some news I just learned and remind everyone that there is only 5 days left for the Super Starter Kit deal!
And, after I tell you about the Blendabilities news… you are really going to want to make sure you know about your option for being a member of the Stampin’ Up Family.
Stampin’ Blendabilities – Coming Soon(ish)
Now, if you haven’t heard of Blendabilties, they are Stampin’ Up’s version of alcohol ink markers. These types of markers are great for blending colors and get complex shading of your images. It also isn’t nearly as hard as it looks either!
Here is an example of the type of project you can make:
I don’t have this type of marker yet (I just got to play with them at Leadership in January) but I found this BEAUTIFUL card created by Darlene DeVries. She used Copic markers which is the same type of marker so you can see the possibilities with the Pleasant Poppies stamp.
Now, if they have Copics, why am I waiting to buy Stampin’ Blendabilities?
A few reasons…
- Stampin’ Blendabilities are more cost-effective! They will be available for $11.95 for a set of 3 as opposed to $5-$8 a marker.
- They will come in SU colors and so coordinate with the papers, cardstock, and accessories I already have. (I know, I’m a sucker for easy matching!)
- You get your markers in sets of 3 that tell you which shades go together. So no guessing. I can get a set of Cherry Cobbler markers and have the light, medium, and dark in one set and know I can shade anything red and know which marker colors go together.
- And of course, as a demonstrator, I get an extra discount… and any chance to save money on some awesome tools is always a great perk!
When can I get some Stampin’ Blendabilties?
So, here is the tricky question. Thankfully, Stampin’ Up realized that there are a LOT of people eagerly waiting for these markers and so they are trying to make sure they have enough inventory to prevent backorders. Turns out, manufacturing is taking longer than they thought, so they have had to shift the release date.
Demonstrators – If you are a demonstrator, you will be able to preorder 6 of the colors plus some accessories with the new catalog products preorder on May 1st! Then when the new catalog launches June 2nd, the skin tone colors will be out next.
Customers – We are still waiting to hear when they will be available for everyone to order. All the Blendabilities products will be shown in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog in June but the date for ordering will be based on how manufacturing goes in the next couple months. (The goal being as soon as possible when the new catalog launches)
I’ll keep you posted as they update us, but if you are really eager for your own set of Blendabilities, consider getting your Stampin’ Up starter kit and joining the demonstrator family! Get all the perks including seeing the 2014-2015 catalog first & get in on the early ordering the new products!
5 Days Left of the Super Starter Kit Deal!
I’m so excited to welcome new members to our Fun n’ Crafty demonstrator group, and right now with the extra bonus as part of Sale-a-Bration, it is a great time to join!
You have until March 31st to get the BONUS $25 of your choice of product with your starter kit.
If you have any questions, about Blendabilities or details of joining Stampin Up, just let me know! I’d be happy to help – just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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