Do more of what makes you happy! Do you have a hobby (along with stamping of course!) or activity that brings you joy or relieves stress?
One of my favorite Facebook pages is Project Happiness. This was a recent post and picture:
“Each of us has a canvas to paint. It’s up to us to make it colorful and vibrant! Take some time today and tend to your soul. Do some things that make you happy – visit an animal shelter, make a friend date, treat yourself to a massage. Paint yourself a colorful canvas today!”
One of my favorite things to do (besides stamping, I have a long list!) is to read and share motivational quotes and information. I loved to teach classes and help others reflect on these types of things. So recently I decided that if I saw a Stampin’Up! stamp set that had a sentiment that spoke to me, even if I didn’t like the other images, I was going to focus on sentiments that were aligned with my interest in personal growth and well-being. It really changed the way I am looking at stamps in the Stampin’Up! catalogs.
I have shared a card below with a new sentiment from the Tasteful Textures stamp set I recently ordered, I love it and used it along with the Tropical Chic stamp set. I case’d (“copy and share everything”) the background from a card on Pinterest. I think the palm layout in the background is so soothing.
Before I post the items used for the card, don’t forget that Weds. July 31 is the last day of Bonus Days. For every $50 you order, you will get a $5 coupon to use in August. Save the email with the coupon codes from Stampin’Up! You will need those when you order in August. I shared some ideas of things to purchase in my last post, scroll on my website to the last post if you missed it. (Oh, sorry if the emoticons looked goofy in your email, they did in mine!)
So whatever else you have to do today, take a few minutes for you. Do something that makes you happy. The more you fill your cup, the more you have to offer to others.
Let me know if you have any questions regarding Bonus Days or other items I might be able to help you with.
Create Joy! Deena
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That’s right, Bonus Days are about to end! For every $50 you spend in July, you will receive a $5 coupon to spend in August. The Holiday Catalog will be mailed in August but you won’t be able to order until September. But July and August are a great time to order items you will need for your Holiday order.
Need some ideas? 🤔
Buy some paper this month, then get the coordinating Blender pens in August and use these colors when you order Holiday product in September. Some of the colors used in the suites in the Holiday Catalog are Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Pumpkin Pie are a few for Fall 🍁.
This year the catalog features a lot of traditional colors such as Real Red, Garden Green, Cherry Cobler, Shaded Spruce, or Night of Navy for Christmas. 🎄
Don’t forget to order basics like Very Vanilla and Whisper White cardstock.
How many cards do you mail for Fall birthdays and greetings, Thanksgiving or Christmas? Why not stock up on envelopes? ✉️
Do you make a lot of the same card? A
Stamparatus is a great way to line up stamps and sentiments so they are perfectly placed on every card 💯‼️
Don’t miss out on this great deal! 👊🏻
Please place the email you get with your bonus code in safe place! You will need that code for each $5 off and Stampin’Up does not resend them!
Do you order $100 at a time when you order items to craft? July and August are a great time to join Stampin’Up! for the buying discount. Until end of August, you can order $155 of product for $99!! To keep the discount you have to order $300 a quarter, but your first quarter isn’t over until end of December! Easy with Holiday ordering!
I will be placing my Holiday Catalog order online on Tuesday. If you have ordered this year, you are on my list, you will receive a catalog in the mail. I will have copies of the catalog at my house for others that would like one. The 2019 Holiday Catalog is great, so many awesome stamps, Designer Series Paper and embellishments this year! ❤️
Create Joy! Deena
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 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!
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