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
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
Wow, it has been awhile! I have been posting daily on Facebook and Instagram but now it is time for catching up and updates!
The truth is I am still deciding the format of my blog and newsletters but can’t really decide. I also get overwhelmed with SEO ratings and following the right format, so in the end I don’t get anything posted. So instead of worrying, until my following grows more, I am just going to post and keep my site active.
I had a lot of fun with posting new 2018 Holiday Catalog items and Halloween themed items on Facebook and Instagram. It is so easy to make a card and post quickly. I hope if you are able you will follow me on both platforms. I only have one Instagram account, which you can find by my name. For Facebook you can search by @deena stamps or Deena Pavinato – Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.
Don’t forget about Paper Pumpkin, a monthly kit of creativity! It contains all you need for cards or projects (depending on what they ship us each month). Your first month, for new subscribers, will also include a clear acrylic block. It contains one Stampin’Up! ink cube for stamping so over the course of a couple of months, you will have a nice collection. I love the ink cubes for stamping with my Stamparatus, I don’t get ink all over the stamping plate (although it never gets on the card, I just like to keep it tidy!). The November kit promises to be a good one, with hints for the holidays.
My goal for the next couple of days is to make some quick posts and attach the posts to email again. Then this week attending the closing conference for the 2018 year and our 35th anniversary, I will be able to share exciting news from the new Occasions Catalog! Wow, it is that time already!
See you again later today after some stamping!
Create Joy! Deena
This week on Facebook I shared 7 samples using the Love What You Do Stamp Set and the coordinating Share What You Love Designer Series Paper. We can get stuck thinking of ideas and ways to use a stamp set so I wanted to focus on it and share some samples. Also, with the Holiday Catalog in your hands now (if not, let me know) and another order due on my porch tomorrow (Yeah!), I will likely start focusing on Fall and then holidays so I don’t want to forget the wonderful products in our Annual Catalog.
Day 7 of Love What You Do Stamp Set featured a special card created by Kay Corredato for my birthday yesterday. It is lovely!
Kay mentioned she saw the card and another on Pinterest and changed it up to make it her own. Like many of us do! Creating is easy! As we move through the new product and Holiday Season I would love to share your creations too!!
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. – Steve Jobs
Create Joy! Deena
The 2018 Holiday Catalog is out so I am ready for Fall Colors and Leaves! I did a small order so that I could receive my Holiday Catalog with the order because it is so hard to see all the items and fine details looking at the Catalog online in PDF format. Oh WOW, my list is sooooo long now. There are so many beautiful AND FUN items in the catalog. I love that many of the stamps and sentiments are versatile for other occasions not just Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Those of you that have ordered from me will be receiving your copy in the next week or so. If you don’t have a demonstrator and are visiting this page, please let me know and I would be happy to mail you a copy.
I have been feeling a little low, no stamping mojo lately but Fall colors just perk me up! Also, playing with new products like the items in the Country Lane Suite really improved my mood for stamping. I used the Country Home stamp set for this card.
I wish I had seen and ordered the Galvanized Metallic Paper, new in the Holiday Catalog. I think it would have been a great background but I do love the way the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in Crushed Curry turned out. I gently spritzed it with water, as recommended for all the Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. (This prevents cracks in the cardstock due to the deep impressions.) The details from the Tin Tiles impressions are awesome! I added a small piece of the Chicken Wire Elements to the left side of the card.
I ordered a few of the new Stampin’ Blends in the Holiday Catalog to add to my complete set of Stampin’ Blends colors added this year in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog but I missed Blackberry Bliss Combo Pack. No worries, I will be placing another order this weekend! There are just too many items to order, so I will be ordering frequently so that I can pace myself for sharing the new items (and my wallet LOL).
Don’t forget that the all new Blended Seasons Bundle with coordinating stamps and Framelits and Watercolor Pencils (new colors) is available for a limited time to customers this month (and while supplies last). I have been using the label Framelits for cards that I have posted and cards we made at Stamp Night the last week of July. I just love the Framelits! There are three sizes so if you like to make layers on cards, they are perfect. Since I am posting Fall Colors and Leaves, I used the leaves stamp from the Bundle to create the image for the front of the card.
Lastly, don’t forget August is Bonus Days! For every $50 you spend you get a $5 coupon to use on an order in September (just in time for your Holiday Catalog)! Don’t misplace the coupon when you receive it in email from Stampin’Up!, you must save the coupon code to get your discounts!
Stay tuned for lots of updates regarding these amazing Holiday Catalog items.
Next Stamp Night – August 27, my craft studio from 6 – 9 p.m.
This blog post is similar to my newsletter for today’s version, since I haven’t sent one in awhile due to travel and prepping for Stamp Night in July. But if you want to be sure to be informed of specials and other events, be sure to scroll to the bottom right of this blog and you will see the button to subscribe to my newsletter. I don’t send email updates of blog posts, just my newsletter so that there are not too many emails from me. I will be posting cards and product details on the blog. The newsletter will be for other updates with card sample pictures only.
You can visit my Demonstrator Site to order items seen in the Product List below, except the new Holiday Items, those won’t be posted online until September 5. Click here to visit my site.
Product List – Country Lane Suite
Product List – Blended Seasons Bundle
Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus
Create Joy! Deena