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
Sale-a-bration ending in a week? How does the time go by so quickly?! We are in the final days of Sale-a-braton. Some items have sold out – the glitter paper and the adorable card tins – but Stampin’Up! has added new items for us to choose from.
So if you have been waiting, now is the time to order to be able to choose a free item (or more) with each $50 that you place. Check out the Gallery, I posted some card ideas using the Make a Medallion stamp set. If you follow my Stampin’Up! business page on Facebook, I have posted a slide show of the two step process using Make a Medallion with the RIPL app. (Ok, it was fun but I must admit I defaulted to that because all of my new technology got the best of me today and I gave up – I switched back to iPhone <SO HAPPY!!>, have a tripod for moving the phone camera around and a long stretchy arm thing for recording, but nothing was going right! So enjoy RIPL!)
The Occasions catalog will run until the end of May. In April the items that will be discontinued will be shared with all of us. If you wanted an item, especially the Easter items, I would order now. I hope to work on some Easter items this weekend, my stamp sets arrived this week!
I attend OnStage next weekend in Minneapolis and can’t wait to see the new Annual Catalog, the new In Colors (2015 – 2017 will be going away, so order your favorite colors in ink, ink refills and paper!). I don’t know where the year went and of course I didn’t get all the projects I wanted done, but we still have a couple of months!
Creating joy! Deena
Have you created your wish list from the new catalog yet?
If you weren’t able to join me on the Virtual Party on Weds night launching the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration, I wanted to share a couple of card ideas I posted during the party.
I am anxious to see your samples and ideas, my Facebook page is a great place to share your ideas and see those of others. Please feel free to post and share there.
Remember CASE – copy and share everything! Even top demonstrators admit they didn’t start stamping and amazing cards ideas just came to them right away. Most of us see an idea on other sites, blog hops, card challenges and them tweak to make it our own. So don’t be shy to post!
I have other items I haven’t created with yet and another order coming on Weds of next week, so I’ll be sharing more ideas as we continue to launch the new catalog. I have also started my list for the next order! There are so many great items to purchase and of course, Sale-a-bration (SAB) free items is a great time to place your orders. For every $50 from the annual or new Occasions catalog, you can select a free item from the SAB catalog.
On this last image of the High Tide stamp set, I shared with the group during the Facebook virtual party that I used the new watercolor pencils to add some color and contrast to the sea. I love the new watercolor pencils and have been experimenting more and more with them. Maybe we should do a video?
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Many blessings, Deena