Blog update – Get ready for October!

I really hope you enjoyed last week’s blog hop as much as I did. It was fun to create each project and even more fun to wait for 5 p.m. to see all the projects that everyone else created.  There will be more of that to come, I love blog hops!  One of the other things I have wanted to do is change the format of my blog, to be more like a blog than a newsletter (which was a great way to get started!).  So my Blog Update – Get ready for October!

I will be posting every day. It will be a lot (a challenge for me!) but a great way for me to build the habit and create some momentum in the new Stampin’ Up! year in October.  They will be shorter and single updates on a card, a project or just something fun.  Then once or twice a month I’ll do a longer newsletter format.  If you are too busy to follow and read each day, no worries, just scroll and read the days you missed when you access the site.

Paper Pumpkin

September Paper Pumpkin was home waiting for me when I got home from retreat yesterday. AHHH So Cute!

I’ll post a card on my Facebook page later.  But here’s a scoop, inside the box was a teaser about October and November kits, they are going to match.  Then Stampin’ Up! provided this marketing flyer.  Of course this is a great add on to our plaid or checks in the Designer Series Papers in the Holiday catalog – gold and white in the Year of Cheer pack, fun green, green and black plaid in the Christmas Around the World pack and the Black/White and Old Olive/Black in the Merry Little Christmas.

Love it!  Don’t forget you can join in the monthly Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin fun by signing up before October 10.  Go to my website and look for Paper Pumpkin under Product Lines or www.PaperPumpkin.com and don’t forget to select me as your demonstrator (THANK YOU!!).

 

Create fun! Deena

Stampin’ Up! Holiday Product Spotlight – Treat Tubes

Welcome to a special week of Holiday Product Spotlights. During the week of 9/10 I will be participating in a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! Holiday Products.  The blog hop will be each evening so feel free to hop on over evenings at 6 p.m. EST (5 CST) to see if I am participating that night.  My blog posts do get sent to those of you on my email list the following morning at 6 a.m. CST but if you just can’t wait to see the new product, hop along with us!

Haven’t made up your mind regarding products to purchase? A blog hop is a great way to see multiple ideas using one product! So be sure to scroll down and click on the link for the next demonstrator!

My product sample using the Treat Tubes is a fun way to share a Halloween or Christmas treat with someone special! I used the Stitched Felt Embellishments with Be Merry Designer Series Paper.  The treat tubes are filled with candy treats.  A little (or BIG) elf would love one of these little treats!

Next hop on over to Cheri’s blog to see what see did with her treat tubes!  Click here to visit Cheri’s blog.

You came here from Teresa’s blog.  Aren’t these ideas amazing!

If you would like to go back and see Teresa’s project again, Click here!

We hope you love the Holiday Product Spotlight! To order, please click on the Shop link at the top of my page.

You can also visit my Facebook Business page for other cards, projects or inspiration by clicking on the link below.

Click here to visit my Facebook business page!

Create joy, Deena

 

Stampin’ Up! Holiday Product Spotlight – Vintage Crochet Trim

Welcome to a special week of Holiday Product Spotlights. During the week of 9/10 I will be participating in a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! Holiday Products.  The blog hop will be each evening so feel free to hop on over evenings at 6 p.m. EST (5 CST) to see if I am participating that night.  My blog posts do get sent to those of you on my email list the following morning at 6 a.m. CST but if you just can’t wait to see the new product, hop along with us!

Haven’t made up your mind regarding products to purchase? A blog hop is a great way to see multiple ideas using one product! So be sure to scroll down and click on the link for the next demonstrator!

My product sample using the Vintage Crochet Trim is a whimsical card with a cup of witches brew.

Drink if you dare!

Next stop, Anna’ creation, let’s see what she has in store for us!

Click here for Anna’s post.

After Anna, you can hop on over to see Christina’s creative post! But the hop should take you there.

Click here to see Christina’s post!

You should have come to my site from Valerie’s blog, don’t you love all the creative ideas in the blog hop!

You came from Valerie’s post

We hope you love the Holiday Product Spotlight! To order, please click on the Shop link at the top of my page.

You can also visit my Facebook Business page for other cards, projects or inspiration by clicking on the link below.

Click here to visit my Facebook business page!

Create joy, Deena

 

Goodbye August, Hello September and the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Goodbye August, Hello September and the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Goodbye August, Hello September and the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!  It is so exciting to think about Fall colors, holiday parties with families and friends, making holiday cards and special gift tags.  It is absolutely my favorite time of the year! Fall colors and bright Christmas lights just make me happy!

Your Holiday Catalog

By now you should have received your copy of the Holiday Catalog.  Have you started a wish list yet? If not and you would like a copy, please let me know.

I received an order with more new stamp sets this week and will be featuring the Count My Blessings stamp set in Wednesday’s video “Stamping Short and Sweet” on Facebook Live.

This is a sneak peek of one of the card versions.  I will be sharing stamping on Kraft and Crumb Cake card stock. Even simple color can be stunning. Tune in on Weds. night to see the Facebook Live Video.

Wine and wine cards are fun any time of year!

Some of the sentiments are holiday related but the stamps in the Half Full stamp set are versatile and can be used well beyond the holidays!  Check out this cute card and label!

August Winners

Congratulations to the August birthday winners! Thank you for taking the time to post a comment regarding an August Birthday Card post or sharing a virtual card.

Kay Corredato – for posting a card.
Beth White – for posting a comment
Deb Smeak – for posting a comment
You will each receive a gift from the new catalog.

Also, a gift from the new catalog will be sent to each person who placed an order in August!

Thank you for sharing in my birthday fun!

Merry Patterns

As I mentioned in my last blog post, Stampin’ Up! has added a cute stamp set that will be FREE to anyone hosting a party, or placing a qualifying order, of $300 or more.  Virtual parties are a great way to share your love of stamping with friends and family all over the country and earn this stamp set as well as your regular Stampin’ Rewards!

Something to make you smile…

True for me! I hope so for you too!

Create Joy! Deena

 

Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Time!

It is Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog time, beginning on September 1st!  Hopefully you have received your catalog and have been making a wish list.  I still have items to purchase myself!

If you are receiving this and have not gotten a copy of the new Holiday Catalog, just send me a note ([email protected] or use the Contact Me link on this page) and I will get one out to you!

We had a great time using some of the new products during Stamp Night this past Monday. We tentatively talked about the last Monday of each month, so I set September 25. I will confirm once we get closer.

The cards that were available to choose from…

Bela even wanted to stamp!

Merry Patterns

And the holiday items just got better… For a limited time, September 1 – October 31, you can get the special Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE when you host a party with $300 in sales.  I can create a virtual party code for you and your friends, so you don’t even have to clean the house!  You will receive this exclusive stamp set AND earn fabulous Stampin’ Rewards just like you do on any order or party!

This adorable stamp set will only be available during the host promotion, so don’t miss out!  Orders must close by 11:50 p.m. (Mountain Time) on October 31.  Host codes can be open for 30 days.

Paper Pumpkin Special Ends Soon!

Don’t forget that you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin and get the first month at 50% off (new subscribers only)!  Thank you for placing your order with me as your demonstrator!

The End of Birthday Month!

Don’t forget to comment on birthday cards on my Facebook business page, post a virtual birthday card you have created on that page, or comment on any blog post from this month for a chance to win one of three gifts from the new catalog. The Party Is Over!

Something to make you smile…

Until next week…

Create Joy! Deena

 

August Paper Pumpkin is a Winner! A versatile Kit!

August Paper Pumpkin

August Paper Pumpkin is a winner! A versatile kit! I just love the colors, the cut out paper supplies and the stamp set.  I know I will use this set over and over again!

If you didn’t see the Stamping – Short and Sweet Facebook Live video tonight, I shared this Paper Pumpkin kit. One of the card designs was featured in the kit (Thanks) and instructions. I also created a Birthday card (of course, Birthday is the theme this month!).  I CASE’d (copy and share everything) a Congratulations card from the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club (Thank you Terri Oliver from AZ) with some minor color alterations.

 

August Paper Pumpkin

Don’t forget new subscribers to Paper Pumpkin get their first month at 50% off.  You can visit my website and order Paper Pumpkin from there or go to PaperPumpkin.com.  Don’t forget to select me as your demonstrator. Thanks!

Birthday Month

Don’t forget to comment on this blog, like/comment on a Birthday Card on my Facebook page or post a birthday card you have made for a chance to win one of three prizes from the new Holiday Catalog. I hear they are starting to arrive, I hope you get yours this week!  If you have just found my blog and don’t have a demonstrator, just send me a note and let me know. I’ll get one right out to you!  I will also be giving away a new ribbon or trim to anyone who places an order in August.

Stamping Night – August 28

For those of you in the Oglesby IL area, I’ll be hosting a stamping night here at my house, downstairs in my craft area. We will use new Holiday items.  I haven’t decided if it will be a card buffet or just different projects organized to make.  I have to travel for work this week so that is impacting some of my prep time. But I did place another order tonight of some of the new items, so it will be fun either way.

Our event will be Monday night, 6 – 9 p.m. (or however long you are able to stay within that time frame). Let me know if you are able to attend so I am sure to prep enough items. Nice and casual, just stamping with friends!

You can click on the Contact Me link above or send me a message on Facebook, whatever you prefer.

Something to make you smile

Create joy!  Deena