Ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas? I know it is still early, we were lucky to have a week after Thanksgiving but I am feeling a tad behind. Most of my decorations are up but I haven’t started Christmas cards yet and on Day 3 of Advent, my Advent calendar is just half done.

So if you are like me and need to get started on cards, I am thinking about a stamp night on Monday, Dec 10 from 6 – 9 p.m I have events every night this week so I might only get a couple of cards designed and prepped to choose from. I have another order coming from the Holiday Catalog this week so I might be motivated to get some done. Stamp night might just be an open stamp, make cards using my stamps and cardstock.

Pricing will be 6 for $15 or free with a $30 order. So come and play with some stamps and decide what you might need to finish your cards. We might be able to sneak in more more open stamp night but it would have to be the following week just to stamp more of what you have designed.

Let me know if you would be interested and I will confirm later in the week. Of course you will get to sneak peek the Occasions Catalog and items I have on hand. Catalogs are shipping soon directly from Stampin’Up! to you if you have ordered from me.

I saw this cute post on Facebook

#Truth

Create joy! Deena

 

Online Extravaganza begins soon

Online Extravaganza begins soon! Stampin’Up! has great deals from the Annual Catalog beginning on Black Friday through November 28.

Check out the photos below for details on the items that are on sale each day. But these are the details:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
    • Includes customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online orders.
  • Promotion includes items from the 2018–2019 annual catalog only.
  • While discounts will be available for most items, some exclusions apply. These non-discounted items include—but are not limited to—the following products:
    • Host stamp sets
    • Paper Pumpkin (prepaids, monthly subscriptions, past kits/refills)
    • Big Shot
    • Stamparatus
  • Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.

Make sure you order the items below on the specific day (order every day!) to get the discounts!  All at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been on sale!

Also, stay tuned for details on the Craft and Carry Tote. Mine arrived yesterday. We saw it at OnStage and then were able to pre-order this month.It’s huge and lots of pockets.  Watch a video by clicking here!

Love it? It is going to be a demonstrator only option. You can add this tote to your starter kit during Sale-a-bration this year. Even if you are a hobby only stamper and don’t want to work Stampin’Up! as a business, if you order $100, we might as well order a starter kit! Then just order $300 a quarter to remain active. You can combine orders with your friends or just order on your own.

I also received more new items in an order this week (with my Craft and Carry Tote and the new Stamparatus bag!) that we saw at OnStage. I might play a little this weekend before starting on Christmas cards. I definitely post on Facebook so follow me there or I will try to do another post over the weekend.

Lastly and most important, thank you for reading my blogs and ordering this past year. I am truly thankful for you, my stamping friends – the joy we share stamping and your support ordering from me!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Create Joy! Deena

OnStage 2018 – Day 2

We are well into OnStage 2018 – day 2! Yesterday was a very full day so having a little down time here mid day after our Make and Take session is great! Time for pictures of displays, checking in at work (yes, I really did) and looking at all the pictures of snow at home in Illinois. It’s pretty but wow, I hope it is all gone by Sunday!

The new items in the Occasions Catalog have been fun to work with. My list is long already! But the consistent theme for all the stamp presentations has been focusing on 3 levels of stampers – Beginning, Casual and Avid. We all have our different ability and interest in stamping. It isn’t just about ability, it can be time, desire to purchase and how we like our cards to look when we are done. Right? 

But remember that first time you put ink on paper and thought “I did that!”. It was so exciting! Or maybe casual is just enough time and product for a Birthday, sympathy or thinking of you card. Then there are Avid stampers – either they love complicated, layered, detailed cards and ALL the stuff to make it. OR just have to have all the stuff just because they love it! (Yep, that’s me!)

I love the categories and will try to keep them in mind as I plan classes (online or in person) and share card  ideas.

This is a nice card we made today during our Make and Take using a new stamp set, Bloom by Bloom. The Designer Series Paper, behind the stamped flower image, has a raised texture feel (super cute patterns) and the Night of Navy enamel dots are sweet!

 

There is a board for sharing our thoughts about Stampin’Up! or business ideas. I did not write this one but…

Just a giggle for today!

Create Joy! Deena

Checking in from OnStage in Orlando

Hello, checking in from OnStage in Orlando. It is our 30th Anniversary event and annual Stampin’Up! conference. In order to accommodate more people than events at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, the event is at the Orange County Convention Center. It’s huge! 

I spent today checking in, getting the great registration items, posted below, navigating the I-Drive Trolley Bus and walking around. All that time in the sun walking and a short time at the pool resulted in pretty pink cheeks and nose!

The stamp set didn’t show too clearly on the edge of this picture but I showed it in a Facebook Live earlier.  Stampin’Up! has lifted the usual restriction on sharing anything unless we order it. We can share it all, except opening and showing you the inside of the  new Occasions Catalog. So stay tuned, especially on Facebook and Instagram, for updates. The stamp set is great and has some awesome sentiments! 

Ok, tomorrow the fun begins. I am going to try to relax and rest now. I am still not used to time change and first night of travel etc., I was wide awake and up at 5 a.m (4 at home!)! The doors open at 8:30, the trolley was ok but lots of waiting!! So I think a taxi might be the ticket for the a.m.!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates!

Create Joy! Deena

Snowflake Showcase

The Snowflake Showcase is available November 1 – November 30 or while supplies last.  It is a combination of two stamp sets (Snow is Glistening and Happiness Surrounds), Blizzard Thinlets, white velvet Designer Paper, Swirls and Curls embossing folder and snowflake embellishments.  The Snow is Glistening stamp set will be beautiful for cards all winter and Happiness Surrounds goes well beyond the holidays. 

This is a card I made tonight using Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper and the Blizzard Thinlets. The large snowflake was cut using the white velvet Designer Paper and the small snowflakes on silver foil paper. The Joy sentiment is from the Snow is Glistening stamp set.

The Artisan Team, selected by Stampin’Up! to showcase stamp sets and other products, created some beautiful cards. I’ve posted two of them here.

Click on this link to see more information regarding the Snowflake Showcase.   Click Here!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I posted these updates today to connect my blog updates with email again. I hope it only shares the last two updates and not a lot more.  If so, just scroll by. I am pretty sure I already sent these updates in an email newsletter.  I will be excited to share updates with you from Florida and OnStage, our 35th anniversary convention and the announcement of the new Occasions Catalog!

Have a great week and I’ll be in touch!

Create Joy! Deena