Birthday Month Fun Continues

Birthday month fun continues with the Annual and Holiday catalogs! I’ve posted cards on my Facebook page and added to the 2017 gallery on my website so don’t forget to like and comment on the Facebook page or comment on these blog posts during August with a chance to win one of 3 prizes from the new Holiday Catalog.  Look for details on an earlier post.

New Catalogs should be shipping and arriving to you soon!

Stamping – short and sweet

This week’s Facebook Live video featured the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper and my Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, which I cannot get enough of! Love these stickers!

Paper Pumpkin Special – now is the time to try it!

The special is for new subscribers only but it is a great time to try Paper Pumpkin. I got an email that my August kit is on the way, so I’ll post a sample as soon as I receive it but they said we won’t want to miss the upcoming Fall and Holiday kits!

Something to make you smile!

Create Joy! Deena

Holiday 2017 Catalog Sneak Peek

What a fun time of year – time for demonstrators, like me, to begin posting our Holiday 2017 Catalog Sneak Peeks! 

The Stampin’ Up! Holiday 2017 catalog is just FULL of wonderful new stamp sets, punches, framelits and edgelits, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Paper stacks and embellishments.  The more I look at the catalog, the more I want!

To see some of the items I ordered, go to my Facebook page, I posted a Facebook Live Holiday 2017 Sneak Peek video of my first order on my business page. I will be ordering again this month and throughout the Fall so follow me on Facebook so that you can see the latest products and cards. 

Carols of Christmas is available for pre-order

My customers will be receiving their catalogs in the next week or so (let me know if you are new to my blog and need a catalog, I’d be happy to send one to you) and may begin ordering on Sept 1.  

Carols of Christmas is a set that is available for pre-order during the month of August. Check out my Facebook page or previous posts for card samples of using this stamp set. Now that the new catalog is out, we have new DSP and washi tape to use with this set!

Other Holiday 2017 Sneak Peek Items!

I started with Fall items because I thought the Painted Harvest set would be versatile for my Birthday Month celebration.  The colors and the patterns of the Painted Autumn DSP are so pretty. I am definitely in the mood for these colors. I bought some new flowers for the house to add a bit of a Fall harvest look to the flowers I already had planted or arranged in pots. I will post some pictures on the Facebook page.

Don’t forget to comment on a birthday card post on Facebook, post a picture of a card you made on my FB business page or comment on one of my blog posts for a chance to win 3 prizes from the new catalog. I will enter all names and select winners at the end of August.  Isn’t this pretty? A special card for a special friend with an August birthday!

Halloween is so much fun!

As I said in my holiday reveal, even some of the patterns on the Halloween DSP has some cute black and orange patterns that can be used even if you aren’t fond of creating Halloween themed cards. One of my favorite items with this stamp set – the cat punch!

Something to consider…

I found this on Pinterest. I think it is true for stampers! I mentioned a few posts ago that I had a night that I just couldn’t come up with any ideas.  Well, with brand new stamp sets, especially when you receive them right away, there aren’t a lot of ideas besides what Stampin’ Up! shares with us. So you know what, you just have to play. I almost feel that the lack of ideas was more freeing. I didn’t have anyone else to compare myself to. AND I have gotten so much positive feedback on my ideas.  So, maybe the secret is to just play and not spend time looking for ideas or watching posts from other stampers.  Just do it to have fun and share your love of stamping with others! 

Create joy, Deena



Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Ending July 31

Just a quick reminder that Bonus Days are ending on Monday, July 31.  If you were planning an order, do it on Monday. For every $50 ordered, you will receive an email with a $5 bonus code to be used in August. There is no limit.  I just did a quick order to get a couple of additional bonus coupons that I will be able to use on the new Holiday catalog.  As demonstrators we can preorder on August 1.

August Birthday Celebration Time

I tried to strategize my order from the holiday catalog to share new product but also use for the birthday cards I will be posting in August. I want to introduce you to new product that you can order on September 1 but also use as birthday card options for my August Birthday celebration.  Check out the previous blog entry for all the ways you can have a chance to win product from the new catalog.

New Card Posts on Facebook

I used the Coffee Café stamp set and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper to create these cards for my Facebook page.

This is a fun set to work with. I look forward to playing with it more!

Something to make you smile…

Don’t miss out on your free $5 coupons as Bonus Days are ending by close of business tomorrow, July 31. Stay tuned for lots of updates and card posts during the month of August!

Create joy! Deena

Daisy Delight Stamp Set and Daisy Punch is back!

Daisy Delight Stamp Set and Daisy Punch is back in stock!

The Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy Punch have been one of the most popular bundles for Stampin’Up!  Good news – it is back in stock.  I think with all the attention on the holiday catalog (by demonstrators) in August, it might actually stay in stock for you.  July would be a great time to order it if it’s been on your list because we are in the final days of Bonus Days.

As a reminder – during Bonus Days, for every $50 you spend you get a coupon (save the email) for $5 to use in August. No limit!

This is a versatile set, just check out Pinterest for hundreds of ideas on this stamp set and punch. There are so many great ideas to CASE (copy and share everything) and tweak to make your own. The Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP) has so many pretty patterns to use but I actually have a lot of ideas using the other DSP packs too!

August – Birthday Month Specials!

August is my birthday month so we are going to have a bit of fun during the month. I’ll select THREE winners at the end of the month to win an item (new ribbon or trims, seasonal embellishment, or a new Winter embossing folder) from holiday catalog.

These are the ways you can win:

  • Post a comment on my Facebook business page when you see me post a birthday card sample during the month or a birthday card in my new Stamping – Short and Sweet FB live videos.
  • Comment on any blog post sent during the month of August.
  • Post a birthday card you made on my Facebook business page and send me a virtual birthday greeting.

I will also be giving away one of the new ribbons or trims if you place an order during the month of August. This is in addition to the prizes above.

Stamping – Short and Sweet

I am trying to improve my Facebook Live video skills (and equipment!) so I’ve challenged myself to share more online.  Tonight I posted my first “Stamping – Short and Sweet”  to demo the Daisy Delight stamp set and card shown above. This month, because of my birthday, I will be creating birthday cards during the segments, in addition to demo’ing new holiday product. My goal is to post a new card 2 – 3 times per week.

So, if you haven’t start following my business page yet, this is the month to do it. Be sure to comment or post after the videos or card posts for the chance to win items mentioned above.

Take time to relax

There is so much in the news or going on around us to get stressed about if we let it get to us.  So take time to relax, just like Bela did today (of course I was trying to work but that didn’t matter to him!).  Get up from your desk or task at home, stretch or go out for a walk or to water the flowers. Just breathe! You will feel better as a result. I know I did for the few minutes that I let Bela remain undisturbed on my desk  🙂

Create joy! Deena

Carols of Christmas Stamp Set in July!

Carols of Christmas Stamp Set in July!

I have seen decorations in the stores so I guess it is time to start experimenting with my new Carols of Christmas stamp set. I love this set. I think it is going to have lots of versatility for holiday cards, invitations, winter birthdays or thank you cards. I kept these first two simple – a little Wink of Stella to the branches for some glimmer and the returning Seasonal Bells stamp set and punch to “deck” out the card a bit. 


But I’m just not Creative!

We all have those days! Sunday I was just stuck, couldn’t think, sat looking at pictures on Pinterest…I mean stuck in a rut! So I just relaxed, didn’t force it and had a relaxing evening instead. Last night I used my July 2017 Paper Pumpkin to get me started, I made one card like the instruction card and then did my own thing on the second one.  Two of the million dollar achievers with Stampin’ Up! admit they seldom design their own cards but look to fellow demonstrators for ideas and then tweak to make their own.  You are creative! You can make someone’s day by sending a card you made. Don’t be afraid, just do it!

July 2017 Paper Pumpkin

I tried to copy the Facebook Slideshow but didn’t get it to work right. Check out my Facebook business page or visit You Tube for the Paper Pumpkin video for July 2017. It is so easy to make cards and projects with Paper Pumpkin!

Bonus Days Are Here

Don’t forget to place an order in July! For every $50 ordered in July you will receive a coupon for $5 to spend in August (just in time for the Holiday Catalog you will get from me if you ordered from me or expressed an interest in getting a catalog).  No limit!  Just be sure to save the email you receive from Stampin’ Up!, it will contain your coupon codes that you will add to your order in August.  Don’t miss out!

Consider Joining Stampin’ Up! – this is a great time!

Ho, ho, ho! Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! New demonstrators will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! And to get ready for the holiday catalog and season, Stampin’ Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US/$26 CAN)! With so many basic items provided you can then spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!  For $99 you get to select $125 in Stampin’ Up! product and you get a Business Supply pack valued at $50. 

As a demonstrator you will receive 20-25% off product when you order and the ability to earn $ when others order from you. To remain active you need to order or place orders that equal $300 each quarter. Sharing with your friends and ordering for yourself makes it easy to hit $300 – believe me! Split it up, two orders of $150 or one for you and one for your friend. And by joining now you get the benefit of being in this quarter so you you don’t have to place your first $300 between now and end of the new quarter beginning in October. It’s so much fun, even as a hobby stamper, this is truly a great time to join the team!

Something to make you smile

So don’t forget, it’s just paper, ink and rubber stamps but you can change someone’s day by sending them a card you made!

Thanks to Facebook/queenandcompany for this great picture!

Create Joy! Deena