It’s Free Shipping Monday!

It’s Free Shipping Monday

That’s right! It’s Free Shipping Monday at Stampin’ Up!  What a great time to check out the Retired and Discounted List on my website or just to restock basic supplies!

One of the stamp sets being carried over is the adorable Hearts Come Home Stamp Set and Edgelits. These cute little houses in the Stamp Set can be used on other cards after Christmas too!

I might take a break from Christmas cards this week, well posting anyway, I am still working on my card idea!  My Occasions Catalog order will be here Monday or Tuesday so I will be  anxious to start playing with the new items. My Facebook Live on Weds night will likely share something from my order.

Have a great Monday. Instead of a quote, enjoy this inspiration.

Create Joy! Deena




What’s staying, what’s not

What’s staying, what’s not…it’s time for Stampin’ Up! to announce items that are going away, from the Holiday Catalog and those that are staying. I know, crazy right?! We just start making our Christmas cards. Well, you might be done, but I have to still make mine!  I’ve been busy with a private stamp party, a Holiday vendor fair and Christmas Card workshop here in my craft area!  But in the world of selling items, we are already focused on the new catalog that you will be able to order from in January. I can’t show you the inside of the catalog yet, only items I have purchased and created with. I have a few items and an order on the way, so stay tuned!  Also, if you have ordered, your catalog will be on the way soon!

But, back to the Holiday Catalog… because I was busy with all those events, I have only posted on Facebook. So if you aren’t aware from visiting my site, Retired and Discounted items have been listed. They are while supplies last, so be sure to order.  I am sure as we get close to the end of the month, some of those items on Retired will go to Discounted, but if you really love it, I would order now. 

The Christmas Quilt is a stamp set that is retiring. I wasn’t going to order it but then saw so many pretty cards with it, I thought it would carry over. I am very surprised it is retiring! I can’t show you some of the Christmas designs I saw on Pinterest and worked with, because they were made in our Christmas Card workshop on Monday and I wouldn’t want to spoil a Christmas card surprise if you will be receiving one from one of my stampers. I also wanted to show the versatility of the card for other than Christmas cards.  The inspiration was the afghan blankets my grandmother (Noni) used to crochet, she used the pattern that had all the little colorful squares (granny squares?) attached together. So while not a quilt, I thought I would give it a try.  The framelit cuts out the outer edge of the flower and then I mixed and played with the inside petals. I would make it different the next time, probably a smaller Stitched Shapes framelit square so I could use a regular 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card base. I had to cut and score a bit odd to fit the squares, but here it is anyway. 

The Painted Harvest set is going to be carried over, it was an extremely popular stamp set in the Holiday Catalog! We used it (and shared in previous posts) for autumn cards but I have seen holiday wreaths made, so I thought I would try that. I layered the top layer a few more times, slightly moving it, to make the wreath look fuller.  I have listed all the products used below.

So, click on this link and then click on the Year End Sales Event to see the list of items that are retiring.  Click here

Product List – Christmas Quilt

Product List – Painted Harvest Christmas Wreath

Stay tuned, I will continue to post some holiday ideas but I will begin to share some of the products from the new catalog.  January is an exciting month because we can order all the new products but also it is the beginning of Sale-a-bration, the best opportunity to order FREE product from Stampin’ Up!   For every $50 ordered, you select an item from the Sale-a-bration catalog but this year for every $100, you can either select 2 of the $50 options or one of the $100 options. It’s wonderful to have options. I will share some of the SAB items as soon as mine arrive!

I look forward to posting more again. The weekend was fun (but exhausting!) and I realized that stamping at Stamp Nights and blogging is more enjoyable for me. I love sharing ideas and stamping products with you! 

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Create Joy! Deena


Year End Sales Event starts now

The Year End Sales Event starts now! Wow, so many items I thought would carry over! The items are grouped in two categories on the website Discounted and Retiring. The Retiring will likely be Discounted eventually but there is probably limited supply so Stampin’ Up! will see if they sell them first. Items are while supplies last. It’s hard to believe we are just finally making our cards and items are now going away. This is the time to order!

Some of the items on carry over list are Painted Harvest, Labels to Love and Hearts Come Home Stamp Set. Also the new Leaf and Everyday Label punches.

Click on the Shop button on this page, then the Year End Sales Event to beginning reviewing the items on the two links for Discounted and Retiring.

Holiday shopping!

Create Joy! Deena

Online Extravaganza – Cyber Monday Free Shipping

Hello! Just a quick post to update those that have not heard!  Stampin’ Up! Has announced for Online Extravaganza – Cyber Monday Free Shipping!

Just need a few supplies or still working on your Christmas Card order, today is your day!

As a reminder, I am finalizing my order for the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration flyer this week. If you have ordered this year or attend Stamp Night you will receive one. If you are new to this blog, have been busy or just in a stamping slump, just reply to this email and I will be sure to add to you to the mailing. They will ship in December so that you can start building your wish list for January and the start of Sale-a-bration!

Have a great day!

Create Joy! Deena


Happy Halloween & Thank You!

I did it, I made it to October 31 and completed my 31 Day Blog Challenge.  So, Happy Halloween & Thank You!

I loved the challenge of writing every day and creating cards and posts to share with you.  It was a lot of work, but I really enjoyed it. Thanks to all of you for reading and following along. I am especially thankful to those of you who took the time to comment either in a post or by replying to the email you receive. I can’t tell you how much it means to receive feedback and comments.  Thank you to each of you!

I will continue to blog but not every day like this month. It will probably be 3 – 4 days a week just because there will be so much going on and new things to share with you from now until after the New Year. The new Stampin’ Blends will be available this week, November 1 and I will be attending Convention in early November and hearing about the new catalogs and products. Of course, we are still making cards for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year. I won’t be able to share information regarding the new catalogs right away but as soon as we can I’ll be excited to share so that you can begin planning for January and the best sale of the year, Sale-a-bration! 

Product List

So enjoy all the little ghosts and goblins for Halloween but please be sure to keep pets inside and safe, all the excitement can be upsetting to them.

Double double toil and trouble;  Fire burn and cauldron bubble.    – William Shakespeare

Create Joy! Deena


It feels like it could snow

It feels like it could snow here in Illinois,  so why not make a Christmas Card!  We made some at Stamp Night this week but I want to make a Christmas card for my swaps for Stampin’ Up! convention in November. So I have to start playing with different cards to decide what to make.

If you have never been to a convention or even a large stamp retreat or workshop, swaps are a very popular event.  You make as many cards (or sometimes just the card fronts to use as ideas for card classes and workshops) as those participating in the swap or at convention, as many cards as you want to swap and come home with.  I have gotten so many beautiful cards over the years!  Other demonstrators have told me that they put these out at their card workshops for a dollar and let stampers buy them.  I might start sharing them at Stamp Night. We usually put them in nice plastic envelopes so they stay very nice during the swap. I want to make between 50  – 100 so I have to start planning so that I can order paper or embellishments that I might not have enough of.  

So the chilly weather has put me in the mood for snowflakes, reindeer and winter scenery and trees.  You may see a lot of card samples of this nature before I leave in November!

I chose the reindeer and “Merry Christmas” from the Merry Patterns stamp set. This is the stamp set that can be earned FREE by placing a $300 order by the end of October or hosting a virtual party by the end of the month with a combined order total by you and your friends of $300.  I used the Card Front Builder Thinlit Dies to add the trees to the front. The evergreen with bow is from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set, a new Christmas stamp set in the Annual Catalog.  The cardstock used is Garden Green, Real Red and Whisper White. I’ve listed the products below.

Listen! The wind is rising, and the air wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!     – Humbert Wolfe 

Create Joy! Deena