Wednesday, April 25, 2012

bye bye butterfly.... (sob!)

I'm not a Stampin' Up! demo anymore - but I still know a few (grin) and they told me this morning that 12 punches are retiring this year.  I saw the list and was OK with the losses UNTIL I saw the Butterfly punch and the Heart to Heart punch are getting the ax.

OH NO!!!

Take a look at the list at my right had side bar and see ALL the punch art you can make with the butterfly punch - well, don't even look there - just click this ----> 87 posts use that punch! 

If you like my punch art, and you don't have this punch, BUY IT TODAY before it is gone.  I will not stop using it in my punch art unless mine breaks.  And I don't know of any other place you can find one except Stampin' Up!.   Maybe I need to buy a back up butterfly!

25 comments:

Angels Who Stamp said...

I not inventive with punch art but I enjoy yours very much!

scrapfancy said...

I was amazed myself to see it go. Sometimes I wonder why they do things? Maybe they are coming out with a new butterfly, but what about all the others?

Ellen Kemper said...

They are in the business of selling product. Customers need to see NEW things. Wouldn't you hate it if you walked into Dillards or whatever your local department store is and saw that same dress they had last summer?

Sad because future punchers can never make little Miss Backsides but when the butterfly stamp goes - the butterfly punch goes. Good or bad SU is as STAMP company not a PUNCH company.

Just a dream that someone would have a punch focus... not a reality. Holding out hope they will have some flesh tone paper coming 'cause blush blossom is long gone and blushing bride is leaving too.

Fran said...

Hey there Ellen..I have been checkin & checkin & then just when I stop checkin You're back!! I am so happy..missed all your neat punchin..so glad to see you at it again..Now I can check again every day to see what new you come up with..

Queenie Jeannie said...

NOT feeling the love for SU today!!! Lucky for me I'm only a hobby demo and I'm not required to drink the kool-aid!

When I die, my husband is going to make a fortune from my stamping room!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sad to hear you won't be a demo anymore. I'm officially done now too. I got tired of stamp camps and my interests have taken me in a different direction. It's a good product though. I hope you'll keep blogging!
Debbie

kilroy said...

So glad I have the bfly punch and also the smallest oval that was retired last year. I have a nice supply of blush blossom paper too.
Sue G

Fran said...

I do have the butterfly punch & try to use it as much as I can..I would like some more clever ideas from you..where did you go? Please come back to us..you have such great & clever ideas..hope to see you back on a regular basis soon.

Jennifer Wong said...

Hello from Canada! I am so glad to see that you are back at punchin' again! I used to be an SU! Demo girl myself and recently had to give it up. I don't know what's worse, paying full price or not having to worry about quarterly quottas! Anyhow, I'm so glad you are punching again! I have been regularly checking your site to see if you were back, and YOU ARE!! Yeah!!
Jen from Canada

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellen...
Hope the I fairy has not left you again...it has been a while since you posted trust all is ok
Sara

Whimcees said...

Hello,

Just want to wish you a happy day! I keep checking - hope that all is well with you and your family and that you will be posting again soon.

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Anonymous said...

Just a smiling visitor here to share the love

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Wanted to wish you a Happy 4th of July! I haven't given up hope yet that you will return! Wishing you all good things!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Anonymous said...

It is appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy.

Lynda said...

Hope all is well with you...really miss your humor and darling punch creations!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellen,

Just wondering where you are hiding? Not seen you post since April.

Sara

Anonymous said...

Miss your punch art creations. I hope life is treating you well. Have a wonderful day!
Chris R.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Just stopping by to say hello! I keep hoping that the colors of Halloween and/or Christmas will bring the IF to visit you! :<) I do miss your posts! Wishing you well.

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Queenie Jeannie said...

I sure hope you come back to the blogging world!!! YOU ARE MISSED!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping your blog up, even though you don't seem to be punching these days. You will always be my "reference" for punch art. Just used the pregnant gal "Still doing laps?" for a favorite niece. Thanks again. Alene

cindi said...

Hi Ellen!

I too just used your pregnant lady for a card for a niece. The caption was "Memory Laps: When laps are a memory". Made the card to hold money for a pedicure before the baby arrives. Thanks for sharing your creativity. AND...please come back soon!

Cindi

kilroy said...

Hope you are doing well. Like others I am glad you are keeping your blog around for us to reference even though you are not updating. I am just here to say I hope you are doing OK.

Whimcees said...

Hello,

Are you really and truly gone? I was so hoping that the IF would find you with the holidays right around the corner. Especially Halloween - with the fun colors and character options. I hope that you and your family are well and if we are to be blessed with your talent once again I will be so happy. Wishing you a happy weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellen....this is jus sara stopping by to say hi...still hoping for a new post sometime...wish you well

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Ellen is still crafting and more importantly OK? I regularly use this blog for inspiration and miss her wit and creative flare!!