Fall colors, my absolute favorite time of year. The bright oranges, yellows, reds and various shades of gold and brown make everything seem alive again after the heat of summer. Then add vibrant funky Halloween colors…love it!
I hope you have received and are enjoying the Holiday Catalog. I have neglected posting here, focusing more on Facebook and Instagram. I will try to do better as I know some of you don’t use those social media sites.
I have just a couple of updates and then this was intended to share a couple of cards using products from the Holiday Catalog.
This month Stampin’Up has a special Buy 3 get one Free special of select Designer Series Paper. It ends Monday, the 30th so don’t miss out!
Also, the new Stampin’Up Paper Trimmer will be available soon, time period to be determined. (However, Preorder for demonstrators is in October). It looks nice, very similar to our trimmer that was just discontinued. I like that it has a long arm that extend out for anything longer than 6 inches.
I will post a couple of cards below but I think my favorite is the one I made today. I had posted cards designed by the Stampin’Up Artisan Team on Facebook and wanted to CASE (copy and share everything) one of them. They said they used the Tree Punch in the Holiday Catalog, which I have, but when I looked closely I saw they used a tree die, not a punch. So improvise and keep going!
This was the Christmas card that used the punch instead of the die, so I had to add gold behind it since the tree from the punch is so much smaller than the tree from the die.
Just a couple of others…
Autumn is a second Spring, when every leaf becomes a flower. Albert Camus
Create Joy! Deena
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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