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I introduced you all to the new 2013 Holiday Catalog yesterday, but I held back one fun little fact.

2013 Holiday Catalog

It is not just a beautiful catalog packed full of great new products plus 17 extra pages of project ideas.

It is so much more.



As you flip through the catalog you will see that many of the pages have this little red square with an exclamation point and the word INTERACTIVE.  If you download the free Layar app to your mobile device, you can use it to access the interactive features of the catalog!  All you do is use the free app to scan any page of the catalog where you see the red INTERACTIVE icon, and it will pull up a video to give you even more information and inspiration!

For example, on p. 25 of the catalog you will see the Season of Style This and That Journal (item #132277, $10.95) listed with the red icon beside it.  If you scan the page with your phone or tablet using the Layar app, you will get to see this:

Isn’t that fantastic?  The artwork in the catalog is beautiful as always, but having a video to see a product in action always gives me a better idea of how to use it and what I can do with it.

If you do not have a phone or other mobile device which will let you use the Layar app, never fear.  Stampin’ Up! has compiled ALL the interactive features on one web page for you so you can see all the videos in one place:  http://www.stampinup.com/home/show-me-how


  1. Alabama’s Sales Tax Holiday starts TODAY and runs through August 4th.  You can see the list of tax-exempt items in yesterday’s post.
  2. FREE SHIPPING on all orders $50 and up placed with me now through August 4th.  Even brand-new holiday catalog items!  Don’t miss out on this deal – just use the hostess code KUDNABB9 at checkout when you place your order online, and I will arrange to reimburse your shipping cost!  If you are a local customer (Huntsville/Madison AL), just email your order to me at stephanie.kokan@gmail.com by August 4th at 8:00 pm central time, and I will let you know your total without shipping.

Do you love that Season of Style This and That Journal?  Local customers, I am going to be doing a class on this at the end of August!  Get organized BEFORE the holiday craziness arrives so that you have time to relax and celebrate instead of running around frantically!  We will all get a Season of Style journal/planner and enjoy decorating the front cover/getting our calendars started together.

  • Date: Friday, Aug. 30th at 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $20
  • Includes:  Your very own Season of Style This and That journal plus four sheets of the coordinating designer stickers to take home and keep.  I will provide stamps, ink, and paper to decorate the front of your journal.
  • Add-ons:  If you would like to add on any extra items from the Season of Style suite (like Washi Tape or coordinating stamps) when you register for this class, I’ll cover your tax and shipping.  Let me know in your RSVP or you can order these items the night of the class.
  • RSVP by August 18th so that I may preorder your supplies for you!

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I had the best time traveling to Chattanooga this past weekend for a Stampin’ Up! regional event!  Stamping, swapping, learning, hanging out with old friends and making new ones…and prizes, did I mention prizes?  Stampin’ Up! puts these events on at various places around the country each spring and fall, I’d highly recommend them to anyone who’s a stamping enthusiast.  Demonstrators are allowed to bring guests, so next time there’s one close by I’ll post the opportunity ahead of time and I hope YOU’LL come along!

Here is one of the projects we made during the day, it’s a fantastic little box made using the Two Tags tie that holds some small note cards.   I love how these events teach me something new every time – I have this die but I’ve never thought to make a box with it!  What a cute gift for someone who’s just made your day happy.


  • Stamp Sets:  Clockworks, One in a Million
  • Ink:  Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
  • Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, First Edition DSP, Whisper White
  • Tools and Accessories:  Big Shot with Two Tags die, Fancy Flower punch, Gumball Green Dahlia

We used the Clockworks stamp set for each of the projects we did throughout the day.  Again, these Stampin’ Up! events make me grow a little bit.  This is a stamp set I didn’t particularly like when I saw it in the catalog, but we did three different projects with it and it grew on me a little with each new thing I made using it.  I’ll post the other two projects (AND a bunch of the fantastic swaps I received at this event!) over the next few days.

Here’s me with my fabulous downline Caren (the best Stampin’ Up! roadtrip roomie ever!) at the regional event.  We’re giddy after a whole day of stamping and getting prizes.

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