Peace on Earth

I combined Peace on Earth from the Carols of Christmas stamp set and Bethlehem Edgelit Dies to create my favorite Christmas Card so far this year! I absolutely love this card! I want to try several variations of the Night of Bethlehem stamp set and the Edgelit Dies with the sentiment.  

I used Gold Foil Sheets to create the Bethlehem background and the Christmas Star.  There are many beautiful sentiments in the Night of Bethlehem stamp set but I think it is perfect with “Peace on Earth”.  This is certainly a message that I pray for and a sentiment we all need to share more. 

I can vision this combination of stamp and Edgelit dies used with so many of our pretty cardstock colors but I love Tranquil Tide as the background and for the figures of Joseph and Mary traveling to Bethlehem. 

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O little town of Bethlehem

How still we see thee lie

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep

The silent stars go by

Yet in thy dark streets shineth

The everlasting Light

The hopes and fears of all the years

Are met in thee tonight.     

– Rector Phillips Brooks (1835-1903) wrote these words in 1868 after a trip to the Holy Land. He was inspired by the view of Bethlehem from the hills of Palestine.

Create Joy! Deena

Holiday 2017 Catalog Sneak Peek

What a fun time of year – time for demonstrators, like me, to begin posting our Holiday 2017 Catalog Sneak Peeks! 

The Stampin’ Up! Holiday 2017 catalog is just FULL of wonderful new stamp sets, punches, framelits and edgelits, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Paper stacks and embellishments.  The more I look at the catalog, the more I want!

To see some of the items I ordered, go to my Facebook page, I posted a Facebook Live Holiday 2017 Sneak Peek video of my first order on my business page. I will be ordering again this month and throughout the Fall so follow me on Facebook so that you can see the latest products and cards. 

Carols of Christmas is available for pre-order

My customers will be receiving their catalogs in the next week or so (let me know if you are new to my blog and need a catalog, I’d be happy to send one to you) and may begin ordering on Sept 1.  

Carols of Christmas is a set that is available for pre-order during the month of August. Check out my Facebook page or previous posts for card samples of using this stamp set. Now that the new catalog is out, we have new DSP and washi tape to use with this set!

Other Holiday 2017 Sneak Peek Items!

I started with Fall items because I thought the Painted Harvest set would be versatile for my Birthday Month celebration.  The colors and the patterns of the Painted Autumn DSP are so pretty. I am definitely in the mood for these colors. I bought some new flowers for the house to add a bit of a Fall harvest look to the flowers I already had planted or arranged in pots. I will post some pictures on the Facebook page.

Don’t forget to comment on a birthday card post on Facebook, post a picture of a card you made on my FB business page or comment on one of my blog posts for a chance to win 3 prizes from the new catalog. I will enter all names and select winners at the end of August.  Isn’t this pretty? A special card for a special friend with an August birthday!

Halloween is so much fun!

As I said in my holiday reveal, even some of the patterns on the Halloween DSP has some cute black and orange patterns that can be used even if you aren’t fond of creating Halloween themed cards. One of my favorite items with this stamp set – the cat punch!

Something to consider…

I found this on Pinterest. I think it is true for stampers! I mentioned a few posts ago that I had a night that I just couldn’t come up with any ideas.  Well, with brand new stamp sets, especially when you receive them right away, there aren’t a lot of ideas besides what Stampin’ Up! shares with us. So you know what, you just have to play. I almost feel that the lack of ideas was more freeing. I didn’t have anyone else to compare myself to. AND I have gotten so much positive feedback on my ideas.  So, maybe the secret is to just play and not spend time looking for ideas or watching posts from other stampers.  Just do it to have fun and share your love of stamping with others! 

Create joy, Deena



Carols of Christmas Stamp Set in July!

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