Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New Stamp Release, Weekly Deals and Discontinued Blendabilities

Hello friends,
Today, I have some updates to share along with a fun card from Stampin' Up! showcasing the New Photopolymer stamp set "Just Kidding" item#140667.   You can check out his stamp and order at my On-line store.
  • My Latest Video on the NEW Catalogs HERE
  • My Paper Pumpkin sign up HERE
  • Check out the Weekly Deals HERE
  • View the Occasions Catalog HERE
  • View the Sale-A-Bration Catalog HERE
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Photopolymer  Stamp Set
Just Kidding #140667

weekly deals march10th
Blendabilities Markers - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out!

Were many of you collecting the Blendabilities and loved them as much as I did? As many of you already know you were able to earn the Blendabilities for Free in the Sale-A-Bration catalog unfortunate, they will no longer be available.
If many of you remember back in February Stampin' Up! decided to turn off the order numbers for the entire line of markers after quality issues were discovered. As we've waited for the news unfortunately, they are not good news and not what were were all expecting.
It was just announced that the entire line of Blendabilities Markers is now discontinued. Not all markers are defective. In fact many are not, so the markers you have may be just fine. But the percent of those that were defective was growing, and Stampin' Up! realizes it's not in their best interest to offer products that do not meet their high quality standards. And the manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner that would also provide us with a stable, long-term solution.
Q and A

Q: Will the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad Refill (item #133456) still be available for purchase?
A: Yes. These items will also be featured in this year’s annual catalog.

Q: What are the quality problems with this product?
A: When the tip is welded to the barrel, the welding process can leave microscopic (invisible) holes in the marker tip. This leads to accelerated evaporation of the alcohol in the ink.

Q: Are all Blendabilities markers defective?
A: No. Most Blendabilities markers work as intended. We ask that you use your best judgment to determine whether your product is in good condition or if you need a refund.

Q: Why did it take so long for Stampin’ Up! to discover this problem?
A: Over the months we’ve noticed quality issues with this product, but they were within normal tolerance. We’ve also received some great feedback and know that many of you have thoroughly enjoyed working with Blendabilities. However, when corrections and complaints became more and more frequent, we increased the sophistication of our quality testing. This led to discoveries that meant we had a serious problem with the product line. Although these are still great markers, our manufacturer is now reporting a 30 to 40 percent fail rate before they are shipped to Stampin’ Up!—which is unacceptable.

Q: If I selected Blendabilities as my Sale-A-Bration item and it is on backorder, do I have to choose another Sale-A-Bration item?
A: Yes. We have fourteen other Sale-A-Bration items from which to choose.

Q: Now that Blendabilities are no longer available as a Sale-A-Bration redemption item, will our remaining Sale-A-Bration items run out more quickly?
A: With Blendabilities no longer available as a Sale-A-Bration option, it is anticipated that the demand on other Sale-A-Bration items will be higher than forecasted. For that reason, all Sale-A-Bration items (with the exception of stamps) will now be “while supplies last.”

Q: What are the positives coming out of this?
A: We’ve learned that alcohol-based markers are very popular with our demonstrators and customers. Knowing that you’ve enjoyed all of the coloring options provided by alcohol-based markers helps us chart a course for finding a reliable product line that will truly meet the needs of our demonstrators and customers.
I purchased and received Blendabilities. They are defective. What do I do? Let your demonstrator know ASAP. The deadline for returns is currently June 15th.
The following products will no longer be unavailable:
Item Number Product Name 
133624 Wild Wasabi Stampin' Blendabilities  
133626 Soft Sky Stampin' Blendabilities  
133625 Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blendabilities
133623 Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blendabilities  
131002 Wisteria Wonder Assortment Blendabilities  
131005 Smoky Slate Assortment Blendabilities  
129370 Skin Tone Assortment Blendabilities  
131003 Rich Razzleberry Assortment Blendabilities  
130997 Pumpkin Pie Assortment Blendabilities  
130999 Old Olive Assortment Blendabilities  
131001 Night of Navy Assortment Blendabilities  
130994 Melon Mambo Assortment Blendabilities  
130998 Daffodil Delight Assortment Blendabilities  
131004 Crumb Cake Assortment Blendabilities  
129369 Color Lifter Blendabilities  
130995 Cherry Cobbler Assortment Blendabilities  
130996 Calypso Coral Assortment Blendabilities  
131000 Coastal Cabana Assortment Blendabilities  
139922Sale-A-Bration Calypso Coral Blendabilities
139923Sale-A-Bration Coastal Cabana Blendabilities
139924Sale-A-Bration Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities
139925Sale-A-Bration Crumb Cake Blendabilities
139926Sale-A-Bration Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
139927Sale-A-Bration Melon Mambo Blendabilities
139928Sale-A-Bration Night of Navy Blendabilities
139929Sale-A-Bration Old Olive Blendabilities
139930Sale-A-Bration Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities
139931Sale-A-Bration Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities
139932Sale-A-Bration Smoky Slate Blendabilities
139934Sale-A-Bration Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities

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  1. Norma that card is so cute and funny!! I wanted to tell you something that I am not sure you are aware of. You left me a comment on my blog, yet I did not receive it in my email inbox. I looked in my spam box and I saw something from PinkBlingCrafter and I clicked on it and it was clearly SPAM and not from you. I read recently on a blog that this sort of ting was going on that comments were not going to email and yet they were posted. Some say people using Yahoo email were not being sent to email or spam either. Using gmail was working fine though. I know you don't have Yahoo. but maybe other emails are doing this too? Thought I would give you a heads up. And especially if you get a virus or someone hacked into your email since I got a spam with your blog name on it.

  2. Good for Stampin' Up for pulling a product that does not meet their high standards. Wish all companies would be that responsible. Hope you are having a good week.


  3. Those sentiments are so fun!! I was just reading the comment from Daryl and the same commented but I didn't get an email. It's happening with others on my blog, too, not just you. Don't know what is going on!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Brilliant card Norma, love the image and sentiment. hugs Kate x

  5. Such a great fun card and love those sentiments! TFS

  6. So cute & funny!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    Crafting With Creative M

  7. HA! HA! What a FUN Card! LOVE it! :)


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