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