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.

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

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

Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad

Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad

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

Product List – Happy Birthday card using embossing paste 

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

Embossing Paste is so much fun!

Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste is so much fun! It reminded me of art class in grade school, spreading the paste, mixing colors, then watching the magic!  The embossing paste is now available in Shimmery White (this is the paste I used) and Silver.  I created one flower without adding color and then on the second added some Melon Mambo drops from an ink refill.  The picture doesn’t do justice to the shimmer!

Tomorrow night during my Facebook Virtual Party I will have a short Facebook Live showing how to create a flower using Daffodil Delight on the card posted below.  Most of the Virtual Party is just posts and information regarding the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration but I loved using the paste so I decided to do a live video.

The cardstock is taped using washy tape to a piece of chipboard to help prevent curling. I found the thick Whisper White cardstock was better for using the paste but the regular cardstock worked just fine. Another hint – WASH THE MASK USED IMMEDIATELY.  I let mine sit while working on another card that I want to show during the Virtual Party, it came off with very hot water but it was work!

I used one of the card bases from the Tutti-Fruitti set in the Sale-a-bration catalog and stamped some flowers around the edges of the card stock before stamping the sentiments on the white carsstock. We will add the embossing paste to this during the live video. 

Tomorrow during the Virtual Party I will also show a card sample using one of the cards from the Petal Passions Memories and More Card Pack. I just trimmed it up and stamped a couple of sentiments on it. I’ll be sure to post after the party, it’s adorable!  I will also share a sample of one of the cards from the Lots of Happy Card Kit tomorrow. I hope you can join me!

Update on Stamp Night – we will meet on Monday, January 29 from 6 – 9 p.m.  If weather is bad, we won’t be able to meet again until Monday, Feb 26 due to travel.  So mark that night on your calendar too!

Every artist was first an amateur.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Create Joy! Deena

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Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather flock together and we have a lot of choices in the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs!

I loved playing with Beautiful Peacock photopolymer Stamp Set! She is such a pretty bird but adding the feathers makes it very elegant. What a lovely set!

These are Sale-a-bration Stamp Sets. You can order Beautiful Peacock or Amazing You (the verses) with a $50 order.

Last week I shared the toucan from Bird Banter Stamp Set. Today I would like to introduce you to these two little cuties.  What an adorable pair!!

Have you been building your wish list? Do you have a favorite item yet? It’s so hard, there are so many cute sets?!

The Facebook Virtual Party was rescheduled until Tuesday, 6 – 7 p.m  Join Me!!

I would like to paint the way a bird sings.  – Claude Monet

Create Joy! Deena

Product List – 1

Product List – 2

Sale-a-Bration – Helpful hints for the catalog

Well Sale-a-bration has launched, along with our new Occasions Catalog.  I created a YouTube video for Sale-a-Bration – Helpful hints for the catalog.  I recorded a longer Facebook Live Video on Weds night for the weekly Stamping Short and Sweet, but I am aware that some of you don’t use Facebook or might not follow my business page.  The video covers a few helpful hints on symbols in the catalog and I share the card posted below.

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Speaking of Live events – I’ll be hosting a Facebook Live on Sunday from 6 – 7 p.m.  It is supposed to be a bad weather day here in IL so I thought a party might be fun.  A virtual party is just posts, and maybe a live video, regarding the new catalogs to encourage some interactions and prizes,  of course!  Be sure to login, visit my Facebook page (or come back and click here) and join us at 6 p.m. CST.  If you have an Occasions Catalog you might want to have it on hand.

Heart Happiness

I wait to take my decorations down on the Feast of Epiphany, so I’m already dreading taking down all the bright lights and favorite decorations.  So I thought some pretty bright pink would pick me up. Heart Happiness is one of the two stamps sets perfect for Valentine’s, Thinking of You, Wedding, etc.  I used the gorgeous new Painted with Love Designer Series Paper and Painted Love gold vinyl stickers for a quick card. I love the stickers! Perfect when you need to add just a bit more to a card!

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.  –  Rumi

Create joy! Deena

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