October is one of my favorite months of the year, the start of the holiday season, but without the drama which tends to come with the traditional holidays. It's the fun holiday, the time for silly scares, tricks, and treats. The entire month is filled with anticipation as the nights grow colder and we prepare for the coming winter season.
This month has gotten off to a terrifying start with the real life events in Las Vegas shocking us all. Yesterday I preempted this post in favor of saying a few words about it, which you can read here. Today's post is the traditional first post of the month you were expecting.
Set of the Month
My mom always said I was easily distracted by bright and shiny objects. I find that still rings true whenever a hummingbird crosses my path, or when I get a new stamp set!
I always make a card or two when I get a new set, but this month I want to focus on my latest acquisition all month long. That means you can expect to see a lot of ideas from the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set, coordinating Thinlits Dies, Coffee Break DSP and the new holiday set Merry Cafe.
The Coffee Cafe Stamp Set and Coffee Break DSP also happen to be on sale this month, which leads me to the next big news:
World Card Making Day
Saturday, October 7th is my new favorite holiday to celebrate! I'm holding an Open House for anyone who wants to make a card or two, browse the current catalogs and take advantage of some amazing sales!
The basic run down of these sales is as follows:
- Fast Fuze adhesive is Buy One, get TWO refills FREE Oct. 1-10
- Notecards and envelops are 15% off Oct. 1-10
- Select Stamp Sets are 15% off Oct. 1-10
- Buy 3 Select Designer Paper Packs, Get the 4th FREE Oct. 1-31
As we head into the biggest card making season of the year, it's the perfect time to stock up on these items. These sales won't last long, so be sure to get your order in before they expire!
The final bit of BIG news coming from Stampin' Up!® this month is the introduction of Stampin' Blends markers. These markers are alcohol based (think Copics) and match our exclusive color line. Markers will be available individually, in sets of two, or as a complete set of 26 plus the color lifter. They are also releasing an exclusive card kit and stamp set to compliment the markers.
This release is rolling out as a demonstrator exclusive from the 1st-15th of October, so if you've been waiting for this, now is the time to join my Stampin' Up! team. As of right now, there is no customer release date available, but stay tuned!
Earlier this year, I began a Color Challenge here on the blog. Then I became a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator and got a bit distracted. This month, I'm bringing it back! After the post is live, you can play along over on Facebook!
Well, that's all I have for you today, be sure to check back throughout the month for these new features and more! Happy crafting!