March is here!

March is here and there is a lot going on this month! I don’t mean March Madness basketball!

It is the final month of Sale-a-bration. Don’t miss out on the chance to get free product. I used the Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set to create this card. It is one of the new items added in February. I also ordered the beautiful Springtime Foil Paper but haven’t played with it yet!

In March Stampin’ Up! is also celebrating the 5 year anniversary of Paper Pumpkin. Order by March 10 to get this month’s kit. Besides a fun project, there will be a special anniversary box and a free gift! Don’t miss out!

This was one of my alternative projects using the February kit. I used some items from the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog too.

There are some great items in the Occasions Catalog for Easter. Holy Week is the last week of the month with Easter on April 1, it will be here before you know it!

Create Joy! Deena

You Warm My Heart

What a sweet sentiment – You Warm My Heart! It was the perfect one to use on this card using Heart Happiness Stamp Set and other Stampin’ Up! stamps and supplies.

It has been a long week and I am happy to be back home and crafting! I will be working on designs for Stamp Night Monday night so stay tuned to see what we will be creating.

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Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock

Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad

Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.  Thomas Merton

Create Joy! Deena

A Taste of Spring

We had a taste of Spring on Thursday, albeit brief, with the 50 degree temps. I took the outside decorations down while the ground was soft enough to pull out stakes etc, I was tempted to look at the flowers and plants to make sure they were still in their winter sleep!

So why not work with some bright colors and birdhouses! The Flying Home stamp set is perfect for watercolor pencils or our Stampin’ Blend markers. I used markers.

My Virtual Party was fun the other night too. I previously posted I was practicing with embossing paste and would finish a flower on a card during a live video during the party.  This was the finished product. I love the embossing past and have decided to order Brusho Crystal Color (page 26 of the new Occasions Catalog) and play with that too. I wasn’t interested at first but have seen some beautiful cards from fellow demonstrators!

I also worked with the Waterfront stamp set. The watercolor look of the stamps and images that can be created are soothing and relaxing.

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation. – Plato

Create Joy! Deena 

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Circles Collection Framelits Die

Circles Collection Framelits Die

Product List – Happy Birthday card using embossing paste 

Product List – Waterfront card sample (my house on a lake!) 

Embossing Paste is so much fun!

Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste is so much fun! It reminded me of art class in grade school, spreading the paste, mixing colors, then watching the magic!  The embossing paste is now available in Shimmery White (this is the paste I used) and Silver.  I created one flower without adding color and then on the second added some Melon Mambo drops from an ink refill.  The picture doesn’t do justice to the shimmer!

Tomorrow night during my Facebook Virtual Party I will have a short Facebook Live showing how to create a flower using Daffodil Delight on the card posted below.  Most of the Virtual Party is just posts and information regarding the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration but I loved using the paste so I decided to do a live video.

The cardstock is taped using washy tape to a piece of chipboard to help prevent curling. I found the thick Whisper White cardstock was better for using the paste but the regular cardstock worked just fine. Another hint – WASH THE MASK USED IMMEDIATELY.  I let mine sit while working on another card that I want to show during the Virtual Party, it came off with very hot water but it was work!

I used one of the card bases from the Tutti-Fruitti set in the Sale-a-bration catalog and stamped some flowers around the edges of the card stock before stamping the sentiments on the white carsstock. We will add the embossing paste to this during the live video. 

Tomorrow during the Virtual Party I will also show a card sample using one of the cards from the Petal Passions Memories and More Card Pack. I just trimmed it up and stamped a couple of sentiments on it. I’ll be sure to post after the party, it’s adorable!  I will also share a sample of one of the cards from the Lots of Happy Card Kit tomorrow. I hope you can join me!

Update on Stamp Night – we will meet on Monday, January 29 from 6 – 9 p.m.  If weather is bad, we won’t be able to meet again until Monday, Feb 26 due to travel.  So mark that night on your calendar too!

Every artist was first an amateur.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Create Joy! Deena

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Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather flock together and we have a lot of choices in the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs!

I loved playing with Beautiful Peacock photopolymer Stamp Set! She is such a pretty bird but adding the feathers makes it very elegant. What a lovely set!

These are Sale-a-bration Stamp Sets. You can order Beautiful Peacock or Amazing You (the verses) with a $50 order.

Last week I shared the toucan from Bird Banter Stamp Set. Today I would like to introduce you to these two little cuties.  What an adorable pair!!

Have you been building your wish list? Do you have a favorite item yet? It’s so hard, there are so many cute sets?!

The Facebook Virtual Party was rescheduled until Tuesday, 6 – 7 p.m  Join Me!!

I would like to paint the way a bird sings.  – Claude Monet

Create Joy! Deena

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Sale-a-Bration – Helpful hints for the catalog

Well Sale-a-bration has launched, along with our new Occasions Catalog.  I created a YouTube video for Sale-a-Bration – Helpful hints for the catalog.  I recorded a longer Facebook Live Video on Weds night for the weekly Stamping Short and Sweet, but I am aware that some of you don’t use Facebook or might not follow my business page.  The video covers a few helpful hints on symbols in the catalog and I share the card posted below.

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Speaking of Live events – I’ll be hosting a Facebook Live on Sunday from 6 – 7 p.m.  It is supposed to be a bad weather day here in IL so I thought a party might be fun.  A virtual party is just posts, and maybe a live video, regarding the new catalogs to encourage some interactions and prizes,  of course!  Be sure to login, visit my Facebook page (or come back and click here) and join us at 6 p.m. CST.  If you have an Occasions Catalog you might want to have it on hand.

Heart Happiness

I wait to take my decorations down on the Feast of Epiphany, so I’m already dreading taking down all the bright lights and favorite decorations.  So I thought some pretty bright pink would pick me up. Heart Happiness is one of the two stamps sets perfect for Valentine’s, Thinking of You, Wedding, etc.  I used the gorgeous new Painted with Love Designer Series Paper and Painted Love gold vinyl stickers for a quick card. I love the stickers! Perfect when you need to add just a bit more to a card!

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.  –  Rumi

Create joy! Deena

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