Last Chance Products will be gone soon

Last chance products will be gone soon! Don’t forget that at the end of May you won’t be able to order the retiring items in the 2017-2018 catalog.  Yes, there are some great new items to order and enjoy, but I have a ton of favorites from last year and I am glad I have ordered while available. Some items are on sale too, so it’s a great opportunity to shop!

I used new colors (Pineapple Punch, Soft Sea Foam, Mango Melody) along with returning color Mossy Meadow and favorites Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive to create this card using a sentiment from retiring Birthday Blossoms and the designs from  Paisleys and Posies stamp set and coordinating Paisleys Framelits. I created a stamped only version which was posted on Instagram.

I spent some time last week coordinating all the new colors and ink pads.  I bought another paper holder but I could use another! I have several colors doubled up.  I also included a picture of the new colors.They are so much prettier when you actually see and touch them!

I heard some of your received your 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! How exciting, don’t you love all the new Stampin’ Blends. We weren’t able to pre-order those, so I’ll be placing another order early June! I think I have enough of the new stamps that I want for now. Well, or more correctly, I have to start using some of them before I buy more!!  😛 

Create Joy! Deena

There’s so much going on!

There’s so much going on! Where? When? Right now in the world of Stampin’ Up!  I have been doing so much posting on Facebook and Instagram since attending OnStage the first weekend of April, I’ve neglected my blog. We’ve got new In Colors, a complete Color Revamp, new designs for ink pads and stamp branding, special bundle pre-order options for all of you in May and of course a ton of new products coming to you in June with the release of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Those of you who have ordered from me this past year will be receiving your new catalog some time this month.

Let’s start with the Color Revamp.  The new colors are so pretty but I am thrilled that we have some returning colors. I was so disappointed when Mossy Meadow was discontinued a couple of years ago as an In Color, Guess What – It’s Back! There are a lot of new greens, they are going to be fun to play with and shade trees and leaves. Flirty Flamingo is being carried over as one the Brights color group and lots of others. The new In Colors are bright and sassy, love them! It will be easier to see in the catalog but here is a sneak peek on the color changes.

The stamp case is being changed this year too. I am still getting used to opening and using them, they open like a compact makeup case. I’ve been coming up with some helpful hints too, I’ll share as you start to receive them.  They are stackable now but you can still use them in whatever stamp pad storage system you are using. All of the new colors will be in the new cases and then as existing colors.

There is so much else to talk about, but for tonight I’ll end with the Limited Time Bundles: Share What You Love. It’s a great opportunity to get some of the new stamps in a bundle with accessories.  I ordered the largest bundle, I wanted it all!

Check out this video by Brandy from the Home Office on all the items included in the bundles. At the end of May it will not be sold as a bundle.  Click here to watch the You Tube video. 

Don’t forget that retiring items and items from the Occasions Catalog won’t be available after May 31. Be sure to order items that have been on your wish list soon, before they are gone. Check out my demonstrator site to see the retiring items. Click here and then once you get to the full product list, you will see the retiring items links.

Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram for daily card photos and updates.

Create Joy! Deena

One more week of Sale-a-bration

One more week of Sale-a-bration – it amazes me that we are at the end of March. It is also Holy Week and we are preparing for Easter on April 1. I may only get one more post in this week, due to business travel, so I thought I better send a reminder that Sale-a-bration will be ending next Saturday and that means this is your last chance to select FREE product with your order of at least $50. If nothing else, I would at least place one order to replenish cardstock or ink and select the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper. It is so pretty!

Visit my site to view the items you can order as FREE items for every $50 or $100 and place your order this week! Click here, then select any product line and click until you get to the complete set of links on the left side and you will see Sale-a-bration at the top to view all the options you can select as free items with your order.

I posted on my Facebook page today that you won’t be able to order Stampin’ Blends.  Stampin’ Up! took them off the order list because certain items were starting to back order due to  popularity of our Stampin’ Blends and they didn’t want to create a frustrating situation for those ordering.  I hope the inventory will be restored soon and the awesome blends back in stock! As I mentioned on Facebook, I have purchased some other blender pens and markers, and the ease of use and look of the Stampin’ Blends is superior!

As Holy Week begins today, I started some Easter Card designs. I love the Hold On To Hope stamp set/bundle. I used Stampin’ Up! Gold Foil Paper for the cross in the middle.  I saw this design on Pinterest and changed the flowers and sentiment a bit.

The little lamb is a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp but so cute I had to use him for a card. I used current Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper for the background and colored him with Stampin’ Blends.

My Stamparatus reservation was filled and was available for me to close the order and ship this week.  I have been playing with it, it takes some practice.  I find that the red rubber (clear) stamps work the best for me.  I am not getting clear images with the photopolymer stamps yet but the good thing is that the stamp goes to the exact same place on the cardstock so I can reink and stamp again.  My favorite use so far is getting the stamps lined up perfectly and stamping exactly where I want it!  I added an image below, The two stamps are on the Stamparatus plate and the cardstock with the inked sentiment is on the foam bottom of the tool.  This is the inside of the Hold On To Hope card with the crosses that I posted above.

As I mentioned I might try to post during the week if I am able. I will be posting more again in April and May as we close out the Occasions Catalog and 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. 

Create Joy! Deena 

 

 

Hope Your Day Is Magical

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, I Hope Your Day Is Magical filled with fun, family and a little bit of good luck!

I can’t believe how fast the days are flying by, March is half way over and this is the final month of Sale-a-bration! 3 months have flown by! A mentor started a 365 day challenge today, I can’t imagine! But maybe if I did one too, I would post a couple times a week again (wink)! We’ll see!

The first weekend of April I travel to Milwaukee for OnStage to see the new Annual Catalog and New products. So there will be lots to share in the next couple of months!

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves and get back to Sale-a-bration…if you follow me on Facebook you know that the 15th was the third addition of products to choose as free items. Last month Stampin’Up! added the Eclectic Expressions, the gorgeous Springtime Foil and Blossoming Basket Bundle. This week SU added a wonderful selection of items from our Occasions Catalog and more! Awesome items were added like the Color Me Happy Project Kit, the Scattered Sequins Dynamic embossing folder (WOW on that one!!), cardstock packs, the new Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper, even a couple of Stampin’ Write markers!

The picture shows the new items but visit my Demonstrator Site to see better images and place your order.

For those in Illinois, have a safe weekend if the weather ends up a wintery mix as predicted for Saturday. I am looking forward to working on some Easter cards!

Create joy! Deena

 

March is here!

March is here and there is a lot going on this month! I don’t mean March Madness basketball!

It is the final month of Sale-a-bration. Don’t miss out on the chance to get free product. I used the Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set to create this card. It is one of the new items added in February. I also ordered the beautiful Springtime Foil Paper but haven’t played with it yet!

In March Stampin’ Up! is also celebrating the 5 year anniversary of Paper Pumpkin. Order by March 10 to get this month’s kit. Besides a fun project, there will be a special anniversary box and a free gift! Don’t miss out!

This was one of my alternative projects using the February kit. I used some items from the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog too.

There are some great items in the Occasions Catalog for Easter. Holy Week is the last week of the month with Easter on April 1, it will be here before you know it!

Create Joy! Deena

New Sale-a-bration products

New Sale-a-bration products are available. It is a great time of year to pick up FREE product! I ordered   this a.m and selected Epic Celebrations, previously on back order but also picked up our new Springtime Foils Paper (foil is huge in the industry right now) and  Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set, two of the new product.

Stay tuned, I hope to stamp with them when back home this weekend!

Don’t forget to use the Workshop Code when you place an order, through Monday February 26. I will send you a free pack of the gorgeous Gold Vinyl stickers from the Occasions Catalog for an order of $50 or more. This of course also earns you free Sale-a-bration items. The workshop code is: F6RCFZZH

Since I can’t Stamp and post a card this week, I would like to share an idea that our gorgeous Painted With Love Designer Series Paper doesn’t have to be used for Valentines Cards. Here are some gorgeous ideas from our Artisan Team.

Connie Collins:

Rhoda MacPherson:

Because I am traveling this week, instead of meeting last Monday of the month, Stamp Night will be Monday, March 5 from 6-9 p.m. I will have a couple of samples using New SAB product but it will be an open stamp night. You can make 4 cards for $10, come with an idea of type of card and you can use my product to make it!

I am thinking of all of you in Illinois, as I have seen pictures of the river and flooding. Well, there is a lot of rain here in Texas too so I imagine a lot of the Central portion of the country is impacted. Please be safe!

Create Joy! Deena

Valentine’s Day is almost here!

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Have you made your Valentine’s cards for those special to you? Right, I haven’t either! LOL! Just like Christmas, I’ve been busy making cards for stamp night and Facebook posts but don’t have mine done yet.  But I hear there is a big game on Sunday and I will likely only watch the commercials, so plenty of stamp time!

This one was one of my favorite Valentine’s cards so far! I cut the heart out of the Designer Series Paper on the front, so I have a heart to use on another card! 

The card below is one I created this week, a very different style than I have stamped before but I wanted to play with distress backgrounds and using stencils. I love it! The stamps are current and retired Stampin’ Up! stamps but the stencil and some of the ink in the background are Tim Holtz products.

I have included a post (below) from my Facebook page (easier to paste it!). February is a great time to order because of Sale-a-bration and my little party incentive!

I invite you to order during the month of February and use the party code posted in this picture. The party is being hosted by one of our stampers, Jan.  The party closed February 25th. 

To encourage you to order using this code. Anyone ordering $50 or more will not only earn a free Sale-a-bration (SAB) item but I will send you a free set of Painted Love Gold stickers (page 19 in the Occasions Catalog). The brilliant gold flowers, leaves, hearts and shapes are gorgeous additions on cards and envelopes. I 💛 them!!

Don’t forget, you earn a FREE item for EVERY $50 of your order!  And new items will be available on Feb 16 besides those in the current SAB catalog. You can see the current items on my website by clicking here.

There are three new items that will be added on Feb 16; Eclectic Expressions stamps (my favorite), Springtime Foil Designer Series Paper (foil is huge right now in the paper craft industry!), and Blossoming Basket Bundle (a Stamp Set and Embossing Folder!). Pictures coming soon!

Share this with your friends and join the party!

Let me know if you would be interested in hosting a party too. Very easy, I create a code and you share it with friends and earn the rewards on your party sales. I will add a gift for orders on your party too! 

It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen Edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans. – Mark Twain

Create Joy! Deena

You Warm My Heart

What a sweet sentiment – You Warm My Heart! It was the perfect one to use on this card using Heart Happiness Stamp Set and other Stampin’ Up! stamps and supplies.

It has been a long week and I am happy to be back home and crafting! I will be working on designs for Stamp Night Monday night so stay tuned to see what we will be creating.

Product List

Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
[133675]
$7.00

Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad

Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad
[133642]
$6.50

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.  Thomas Merton

Create Joy! Deena

Sale-a-bration Fun

I spent the evening crafting and having some Sale-a-bration Fun!

Lots of Lavender is such a pretty Stamp Set which I paired with Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack from the Annual Catalog.

I love our Party Pandas!! I used the Bubbles and Fizz DSP from Sale-a-bration. Oh, I fussy cut the panda because I wanted all the Hearts to show. After finishing the card, taking the picture and now posting, I see I missed part of his arm!! Oh well!

The YOU on the card was cut using a Celebrate You thinlit, which is one of the $100 Free items.

The pandas and DSP as well as the Lots of Lavender Stamp Set are free with each $50 in your order.

I wanted to test adding this blog post from my phone so you won’t see the stamp set pictures and links. I have a variety of business and personal travel days coming up through end of February and adding the links is a lot of back and forth between my blog and the website tool I use to add the links so it will be easier to post remotely without the extra pictures.

I might go back and update the pages later so if you are reading this post online you might see them. But if you get the post in the morning via email, you won’t see them on the first post.

You can visit my website to see the stamp sets and Sale-a-bration items by clicking HERE

Reminder Stamp Night will be Monday, Jan 29 (I’m glad we didn’t have tonight, too cold to be out!)

Doing what you like is Freedom. Liking what you do is Happiness!

Create Joy! Deena

A Taste of Spring

We had a taste of Spring on Thursday, albeit brief, with the 50 degree temps. I took the outside decorations down while the ground was soft enough to pull out stakes etc, I was tempted to look at the flowers and plants to make sure they were still in their winter sleep!

So why not work with some bright colors and birdhouses! The Flying Home stamp set is perfect for watercolor pencils or our Stampin’ Blend markers. I used markers.

My Virtual Party was fun the other night too. I previously posted I was practicing with embossing paste and would finish a flower on a card during a live video during the party.  This was the finished product. I love the embossing past and have decided to order Brusho Crystal Color (page 26 of the new Occasions Catalog) and play with that too. I wasn’t interested at first but have seen some beautiful cards from fellow demonstrators!

I also worked with the Waterfront stamp set. The watercolor look of the stamps and images that can be created are soothing and relaxing.

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation. – Plato

Create Joy! Deena 

Product List – Flying Home card sample

Circles Collection Framelits Die

Circles Collection Framelits Die
[130911]
$27.00

Product List – Happy Birthday card using embossing paste 

Product List – Waterfront card sample (my house on a lake!)