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
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
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