It’s January 5th and do you know what that means? SALE-A-BRATION IS HERE! A stampers favorite time of the year. At least it is this stampers favorite stampin time of the year! It is also the debut of the New Occasions Mini Catalog, a new insert for Definitely Decorative, and a new promotion featuring heart shaped sweet treat cups. What a wonderful day for stampers!

First, new Occasions Mini Catalog. As with the previous Holiday Catalog, two additional hostess sets are offered for Level 1 and Level 2. Stampin’ Up! TM will also offer their new Clear Mount Stamp Blocks and all stamp sets in this mini will be offered in either as wood mounted or unmounted. This is great for those of us who are running low on storage but high on desire for more stamps. 🙂 There has also been a change to the punch design. The new punches feature slimmer design and a locking feature which will make storage easier. There is also a Designer Series Paper Stack Pack- 48 sheets of 24 double sided 12×12 sheets which coordinate with the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt. There is also a new Big Shot Die- milk cartons. These will be perfect for Easter treats. I know I’ll be getting this die and filling it with my favorite Easter candy- Robin’s Eggs. YUM! There is also a cute Egg Decorating Kit. At $9.95, I plan to order this for the kids this year. They love to decorate eggs and all you have to add to this kit is some egg dye and the eggs. They’ve also added some Mini On Board Sizzlits Dies for Valentines and Easter. FUN! You won’t be disappointed in this Mini!
And many of your new favorites will remain- all the Build A Bear Dies and stamps from the Holiday mini, the Sweet Treat Cups and My Digital Studio have been carried over. Also, the shimmer paints will be available as a write in.
For those of you on my mailing list, I’ve opted to hand deliver your mini this season. Many of you received your Holiday Mini late so I’m going to personally deliver them the first week of January. If you haven’t received one from me (or one dutifully dropped off by my wonderful husband), please email me so we can arrange a drop off. You can also view it online by visiting my website or following the links in the sidebar. Check out your Occasions Mini Catalog and find your favorite stamp set. I bet you can guess my favorite set. I’ll give you a hint, Tessa considers it her favorite as well.
Stampin’ Up! is also adding an insert to the current Definitely Decorative Catalog. My favorite new item- Chalkboard Vinyls! WOW! I’m looking forward to adding a few items to my walls here at home.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Stampin’ Up! will be offering the Sweet Treat Cups in a heart shape along with a Sweetheart coordinating stamp set. These cups coordinate with the Full Heart Punch. The sweet treat cups will only be $2.95 per package and each package will contain 12 cups. The stamp set will be available mounted ($21.95) and unmounted ($15.95). They work the same way as the circle version of the cups.
Now, for everyone’s favorite- The Sale-A-Bration Catalog! Most of you are already familiar with Sale-A-Bration, but just in case you may have forgotten or are new here, I’ll go over the details.
The Sale-A-Bration catalog offers 6 different products that you can earn for FREE! Products include 4 stamp sets, 1 paper stack and a punch. You can earn 1, 2, … or ALL items depending on what you do between January 5 – March 31, 2010. And, if you are like some of my regulars, you may end up earning all products before Sale-A-Bration is over. If that is the case or if you don’t want any of the Sale-A-Bration items, you can also select from a list of stamp sets available in the current Idea Book and Catalog.
Here is how you earn free Sale-A-Bration Items.
  1. SPEND: For every $50 (before tax and shipping) you spend, you earn a free Sale-A-Bration item. Spend $100, you earn 2 items, $150, three items… You get the picture.
  2. HOST: Host a workshop of at least $300 (before tax and shipping) and you earn one free Sale-A-Bration item in addition to the normal hostess benefits (hostess set and free merchandise). Have a $600 show and you will receive 2 Sale-A-Bration items. This is a perfect time to host a show. Sale-A-Bration generates sales because all your guests want to earn free merchandise as well and will tend to spend more. Plus, you host a show and I do all the work. I’ll send the evites for you, prep the make & takes, and bring a plate of goodies to share with your guests. You barely have to lift a finger!
  3. JOIN: Join my team during Sale-A-Bration and you will be able to choose a FREE stamp set from the current Idea Book and Catalog that is valued at up to $47.95.

Sale-A-Bration is here for a short time. Don’t miss these great deals and benefits. Even if you don’t have a stamp set on your list, it is the perfect time to stock up on paper, adhesives, and other miscellaneous supplies while earning free stuff.

Also, if your significant other needs some ideas for Valentine’s Day, why not create a wish list? Send me your wish list (including the Sale-A-Bration must haves) and let your significant other know that I have the perfect gift idea for you. I’ll place the order, have it shipped to my home, wrap it and include a handmade card. All they have to do is provide the payment and sign the card. Viola, Valentine’s Day without the last minute card hunt and dash to the florist. And, even if they wait until the last minute, I’ll package your surprise in such a clever way, you won’t mind waiting for the real thing to arrive.

Place an order, book a show and then sit back and wait for your FREE items to arrive!

God Bless and Happy Stampin!