Hope Your Day Is Magical

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, I Hope Your Day Is Magical filled with fun, family and a little bit of good luck!

I can’t believe how fast the days are flying by, March is half way over and this is the final month of Sale-a-bration! 3 months have flown by! A mentor started a 365 day challenge today, I can’t imagine! But maybe if I did one too, I would post a couple times a week again (wink)! We’ll see!

The first weekend of April I travel to Milwaukee for OnStage to see the new Annual Catalog and New products. So there will be lots to share in the next couple of months!

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves and get back to Sale-a-bration…if you follow me on Facebook you know that the 15th was the third addition of products to choose as free items. Last month Stampin’Up! added the Eclectic Expressions, the gorgeous Springtime Foil and Blossoming Basket Bundle. This week SU added a wonderful selection of items from our Occasions Catalog and more! Awesome items were added like the Color Me Happy Project Kit, the Scattered Sequins Dynamic embossing folder (WOW on that one!!), cardstock packs, the new Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper, even a couple of Stampin’ Write markers!

The picture shows the new items but visit my Demonstrator Site to see better images and place your order.

For those in Illinois, have a safe weekend if the weather ends up a wintery mix as predicted for Saturday. I am looking forward to working on some Easter cards!

Create joy! Deena


New Sale-a-bration products

New Sale-a-bration products are available. It is a great time of year to pick up FREE product! I ordered   this a.m and selected Epic Celebrations, previously on back order but also picked up our new Springtime Foils Paper (foil is huge in the industry right now) and  Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set, two of the new product.

Stay tuned, I hope to stamp with them when back home this weekend!

Don’t forget to use the Workshop Code when you place an order, through Monday February 26. I will send you a free pack of the gorgeous Gold Vinyl stickers from the Occasions Catalog for an order of $50 or more. This of course also earns you free Sale-a-bration items. The workshop code is: F6RCFZZH

Since I can’t Stamp and post a card this week, I would like to share an idea that our gorgeous Painted With Love Designer Series Paper doesn’t have to be used for Valentines Cards. Here are some gorgeous ideas from our Artisan Team.

Connie Collins:

Rhoda MacPherson:

Because I am traveling this week, instead of meeting last Monday of the month, Stamp Night will be Monday, March 5 from 6-9 p.m. I will have a couple of samples using New SAB product but it will be an open stamp night. You can make 4 cards for $10, come with an idea of type of card and you can use my product to make it!

I am thinking of all of you in Illinois, as I have seen pictures of the river and flooding. Well, there is a lot of rain here in Texas too so I imagine a lot of the Central portion of the country is impacted. Please be safe!

Create Joy! Deena

Sale-a-bration Fun

I spent the evening crafting and having some Sale-a-bration Fun!

Lots of Lavender is such a pretty Stamp Set which I paired with Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack from the Annual Catalog.

I love our Party Pandas!! I used the Bubbles and Fizz DSP from Sale-a-bration. Oh, I fussy cut the panda because I wanted all the Hearts to show. After finishing the card, taking the picture and now posting, I see I missed part of his arm!! Oh well!

The YOU on the card was cut using a Celebrate You thinlit, which is one of the $100 Free items.

The pandas and DSP as well as the Lots of Lavender Stamp Set are free with each $50 in your order.

I wanted to test adding this blog post from my phone so you won’t see the stamp set pictures and links. I have a variety of business and personal travel days coming up through end of February and adding the links is a lot of back and forth between my blog and the website tool I use to add the links so it will be easier to post remotely without the extra pictures.

I might go back and update the pages later so if you are reading this post online you might see them. But if you get the post in the morning via email, you won’t see them on the first post.

You can visit my website to see the stamp sets and Sale-a-bration items by clicking HERE

Reminder Stamp Night will be Monday, Jan 29 (I’m glad we didn’t have tonight, too cold to be out!)

Doing what you like is Freedom. Liking what you do is Happiness!

Create Joy! Deena

I love our stamp nights!

I love our stamp nights! What a great group for Stamp Night this month.  I love watching the enthusiasm of creating beautiful cards and projects.  Others have warned that it can become overwhelming to allow stampers to make changes using the rest of my stamps and Designer Series Papers but I love when those attending change up the card idea I present to make it their own! That is why stamping is so much fun – making a special card to send to those who mean something to you. 

For those who haven’t attending a Stamp Night with me, I make about 6 or 7 cards and/or a project to choose from.  Similar to a card buffet. The stampers can choose which cards to make – there is a price for 4 or more, you can make one of each or two of one, etc., any combination.  If you have a special occasion to make a card for, I can help with that too. 

This was one of the choices tonight. I saw this design on Pinterest but last Stamp Night everyone mentioned they would like to have a Sympathy card, so I modified it with a Sympathy sentiment. 

Products used to create this card are listed below:

Our next Stamp Night is November 13.  On Monday, Dec 4, we will have a longer daytime event to work on Christmas Cards (or other cards you might need if we plan in advance). I’d love to have you join the fun!

This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.        – Alice Waters (chef and the author of The Art of Simple Food)

Create Joy! Deena

Green Plaid and Pinecones

The new Paper Pumpkin has me in the mood for Green Plaid and Pinecones.  The Green Plaid is from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Catalog.  The pinecones, branches and bow can be found in the Annual Catalog, Christmas Pines is a lovely stamp set returning from last Holiday season. 

I’ll be sharing the new Paper Pumpkin kit in this week’s Stamping – Short and Sweet on Facebook Live this Wednesday. Visit my Facebook business page to see previous Facebook Live posts or to watch this Wednesday.  Be sure to set up the notify so you will know when I am online. The new kit is so cute. It arrived today and I can’t wait to unwrap and start creating.


Create Joy! Deena

Lovely As A Tree

Trees are the theme of the week. Lovely As A Tree stamp set is probably the oldest returning set in Stampin’ Up! annual catalogs. Everyone loves it and we never want to see it retire!  All of the stamps are simple and stately.  It is versatile and can be used so many different ways. I’ve made sparkly trees, Christmas trees and used them as trees in the background. I’ve seen mirror image trees in the water, funky colored trees and as backgrounds for witches, Santas, snowmen, a variety of animals, balloons, cars and airplanes. I never tire of seeing new ideas with this set!

I used a border of Merry Little Christmas (green plaid), our new Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Catalog and used the Stitched Shapes Framelits as the border around my tree. I added a couple of thin gold foil strips of washi tape from the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape bundle. The foil gold leaf is from the September Paper Pumpkin project kit. 

Tomorrow I will share a card using the Totally Trees stamp set from our Annual Catalog.

Create joy! Deena