Blizzard in Minnesota?!

Wow, did  you see the news regarding the blizzard in Minnesota?!  What strange weather this year and so hard to believe that there they are getting so much snow already! I had heard Denver Colorado and Casper Wyoming had some a couple of weeks ago, but then it warmed up. The pictures of MN look like it will stick around awhile!

Instead of crazy blizzard snow, this is a lovely gentle snowflake with the warm candles of Christmas glowing. We made this card at Stamp Night the other night. I will have to try to remember one of the variations made by Gloria, it was so pretty! I will post as we get closer to Christmas. 

The foil snowflakes are in the Holiday Catalog this year. There are gold and silver snowflakes. The package includes 24 total, 12 of each. I cut mine in half and then adhered to the Stitched Oval Shape Framelit to create a bit more silver elegance behind the sentiment.   The “Merry Christmas” sentiment and the candles are stamps in the Merry Patterns stamp set that I have discussed in previous posts. It can only be obtained as a free stamp set with a qualifying order, whether personal or as a result of a virtual party order.  The red background Designer Series Paper is from the Be Merry Christmas paper in the Annual Catalog.

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Be sure to read tomorrow’s post, I have created my favorite Christmas card so far this year!  I think you will like it too!

A snowflake is winter’s butterfly.    – Author Unknown

Create Joy! Deena

It feels like it could snow

It feels like it could snow here in Illinois,  so why not make a Christmas Card!  We made some at Stamp Night this week but I want to make a Christmas card for my swaps for Stampin’ Up! convention in November. So I have to start playing with different cards to decide what to make.

If you have never been to a convention or even a large stamp retreat or workshop, swaps are a very popular event.  You make as many cards (or sometimes just the card fronts to use as ideas for card classes and workshops) as those participating in the swap or at convention, as many cards as you want to swap and come home with.  I have gotten so many beautiful cards over the years!  Other demonstrators have told me that they put these out at their card workshops for a dollar and let stampers buy them.  I might start sharing them at Stamp Night. We usually put them in nice plastic envelopes so they stay very nice during the swap. I want to make between 50  – 100 so I have to start planning so that I can order paper or embellishments that I might not have enough of.  

So the chilly weather has put me in the mood for snowflakes, reindeer and winter scenery and trees.  You may see a lot of card samples of this nature before I leave in November!

I chose the reindeer and “Merry Christmas” from the Merry Patterns stamp set. This is the stamp set that can be earned FREE by placing a $300 order by the end of October or hosting a virtual party by the end of the month with a combined order total by you and your friends of $300.  I used the Card Front Builder Thinlit Dies to add the trees to the front. The evergreen with bow is from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set, a new Christmas stamp set in the Annual Catalog.  The cardstock used is Garden Green, Real Red and Whisper White. I’ve listed the products below.

Listen! The wind is rising, and the air wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!     – Humbert Wolfe 

Create Joy! Deena

My order is placed for World Card Making Day!

I didn’t want to wait, my order is placed for World Card Making Day!  There were a couple of items that I didn’t have from the WCMD specials list so I placed my order today and look forward to sharing card samples with you.  

Also my order was large enough to qualify for the FREE Merry Patterns stamp set.  If you don’t have an order large enough on your own when placing your order for holiday cards, let me know if you want to host a stamping gathering or an online/virtual party.  There are lots of ways to earn this set for yourself!  You simply have to have a party order of $300 – piece of cake! 

My other reason for ordering…

Stampin’ Up! is introducing an artist quality alcohol blend marker and as a demonstrator we were able to pre-order beginning today! I ordered four of the color combinations.  I am anxious to try them out and then to share information when we have the marketing info to share with you! I love demonstrator perks like this!

See you tomorrow, until then…

Create joy! Deena


Goodbye August, Hello September and the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Goodbye August, Hello September and the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Goodbye August, Hello September and the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!  It is so exciting to think about Fall colors, holiday parties with families and friends, making holiday cards and special gift tags.  It is absolutely my favorite time of the year! Fall colors and bright Christmas lights just make me happy!

Your Holiday Catalog

By now you should have received your copy of the Holiday Catalog.  Have you started a wish list yet? If not and you would like a copy, please let me know.

I received an order with more new stamp sets this week and will be featuring the Count My Blessings stamp set in Wednesday’s video “Stamping Short and Sweet” on Facebook Live.

This is a sneak peek of one of the card versions.  I will be sharing stamping on Kraft and Crumb Cake card stock. Even simple color can be stunning. Tune in on Weds. night to see the Facebook Live Video.

Wine and wine cards are fun any time of year!

Some of the sentiments are holiday related but the stamps in the Half Full stamp set are versatile and can be used well beyond the holidays!  Check out this cute card and label!

August Winners

Congratulations to the August birthday winners! Thank you for taking the time to post a comment regarding an August Birthday Card post or sharing a virtual card.

Kay Corredato – for posting a card.
Beth White – for posting a comment
Deb Smeak – for posting a comment
You will each receive a gift from the new catalog.

Also, a gift from the new catalog will be sent to each person who placed an order in August!

Thank you for sharing in my birthday fun!

Merry Patterns

As I mentioned in my last blog post, Stampin’ Up! has added a cute stamp set that will be FREE to anyone hosting a party, or placing a qualifying order, of $300 or more.  Virtual parties are a great way to share your love of stamping with friends and family all over the country and earn this stamp set as well as your regular Stampin’ Rewards!

Something to make you smile…

True for me! I hope so for you too!

Create Joy! Deena


Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Time!

It is Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog time, beginning on September 1st!  Hopefully you have received your catalog and have been making a wish list.  I still have items to purchase myself!

If you are receiving this and have not gotten a copy of the new Holiday Catalog, just send me a note ([email protected] or use the Contact Me link on this page) and I will get one out to you!

We had a great time using some of the new products during Stamp Night this past Monday. We tentatively talked about the last Monday of each month, so I set September 25. I will confirm once we get closer.

The cards that were available to choose from…

Bela even wanted to stamp!

Merry Patterns

And the holiday items just got better… For a limited time, September 1 – October 31, you can get the special Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE when you host a party with $300 in sales.  I can create a virtual party code for you and your friends, so you don’t even have to clean the house!  You will receive this exclusive stamp set AND earn fabulous Stampin’ Rewards just like you do on any order or party!

This adorable stamp set will only be available during the host promotion, so don’t miss out!  Orders must close by 11:50 p.m. (Mountain Time) on October 31.  Host codes can be open for 30 days.

Paper Pumpkin Special Ends Soon!

Don’t forget that you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin and get the first month at 50% off (new subscribers only)!  Thank you for placing your order with me as your demonstrator!

The End of Birthday Month!

Don’t forget to comment on birthday cards on my Facebook business page, post a virtual birthday card you have created on that page, or comment on any blog post from this month for a chance to win one of three gifts from the new catalog. The Party Is Over!

Something to make you smile…

Until next week…

Create Joy! Deena