Catching up and updates

Wow, it has been awhile! I have been posting daily on Facebook and Instagram but now it is time for catching up and updates!

The truth is I am still deciding the format of my blog and newsletters but can’t really decide. I also get overwhelmed with SEO ratings and following the right format, so in the end I don’t get anything posted.  So instead of worrying, until my following grows more, I am just going to post and keep my site active.  

I had a lot of fun with posting new 2018 Holiday Catalog items and Halloween themed items on Facebook and Instagram. It is so easy to make a card and post quickly.  I hope if you are able you will follow me on both platforms.  I only have one Instagram account, which you can find by my name. For Facebook you can search by @deena stamps or Deena Pavinato – Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

Don’t forget about Paper Pumpkin, a monthly kit of creativity! It contains all you need for cards or projects (depending on what they ship us each month).  Your first month, for new subscribers, will also include a clear acrylic block.  It contains one Stampin’Up! ink cube for stamping so over the course of a couple of months, you will have a nice collection. I love the ink cubes for stamping with my Stamparatus, I don’t get ink all over the stamping plate (although it never gets on the card, I just like to keep it tidy!). The November kit promises to be a good one, with hints for the holidays.

My goal for the next couple of days is to make some quick posts and attach the posts to email again. Then this week attending the closing conference for the 2018 year and our 35th anniversary, I will be able to share exciting news from the new Occasions Catalog! Wow, it is that time already!

See you again later today after some stamping!

Create Joy! Deena

Broadway Star & Broadway Bound

Stampin’Up! designed the June Paper Pumpkin to create interest in one of the new stamp sets in the Annual Catalog. Broadway Star & Broadway Bound are meant to coordinate, so if you ordered and liked what was in the June kit, you could continue with Broadway crafting by ordering the Broadway Bound Suite.  I ordered the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper during our pre-order month and used one of the designs on my card post on June 7 but wasn’t sure about ordering the Suite. Using the Paper Pumpkin kit to make my first card, I think the Suite is now on my wish list. Really cute!

Once again, I did not follow instructions making this card.  It’s not that I was opposed to the card, I used the design. But there was a white adhesive tag in the kit and we were supposed to use the TINY little star pattern to stamp all over the white tag.  Not Happening! My compulsive and perfectionist nature would make me crazy trying to line up all those little stars. And after a long day at work, seriously, not happening! 

So I used some one of the designs of the DSP and cut the paper the size of the tag, adhered the paper to the tag and then adhered the tag to the card base.  You can see what it was supposed to look like in the pictures below. I like mine too!

I didn’t use the Broadway Bound Suite, except for the Designer Series Paper on my version of the Paper Pumpkin card but I will post the suite items here in the event that you don’t have a catalog.

Product List

I think the Paper Pumpkin kit and the Broadway Bound Suite are great for birthdays but could also be used for graduation or general congratulations.  If you get this or any suite in the new catalog, please visit my Facebook page, (a quick way to find the page is @deenastamps) and share ideas. I would love to see posts from all of you on my page! 

Another day, another destiny. – Les Miserables

Create Joy! Deena

Project kits make card creation easy!

Stampin’Up! project kits make card creation easy! Whether it is a monthly Paper Pumpkin project kit, new and returning card kits at the front of the new Annual Catalog or our lovely Memories & More card packs, you can put together a card easily and quickly!  You can make the card just as suggested in the directions or do your own thing. As a matter of fact since my card sample for today was so easy, I decided to share cards from the May Paper Pumpkin kit (that I just got around to opening!). I’ll post the products below the two samples.

Today’s Card Sample

For this card I used the new Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack. No stamping, no ink! The card packs were originally created for memory keeping and scrapbooks but so many of us began to use the lovely designs on cards we were creating that Stampin’Up! introduced Whisper White Memories & More cards and envelopes. There are two sizes with 10 cards and envelopes per pack. Use the 3×4 inch for small cards or the 4×6 inch for larger cards. You can find them on page 194 of the Annual Catalog.  I just used a larger card design, trimmed it a bit and put on a standard 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base. 

Product List

 

Paper Pumpkin Alternate Design from the Catalog

With the anticipated June Paper Pumpkin on the way to me, I figured I better open up May! That happens some months. Now that I have opened it, I love it! I have seen so many great cards by other demonstrators and Paper Pumpkin fans, but I wasn’t sure what I would think. LOVE IT!

I created two cards as suggested in the monthly kit (if you aren’t familiar with Paper Pumpkin, it’s a monthly subscription that includes everything you need to create a project with a different theme or project every month). Then I used the cardstock and mountain stickers along with items from the Annual Catalog to create a third card.

May Paper Pumpkin Kit: 

Did I mention the ink color this month is Mossy Meadow! Now you know why I love it!

My Alternate Card:

Product List – along with the May Paper Pumpkin cardstock, mountain & tree stickers and stamps 

 

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.  – Helen Keller

Create Joy! Deena

Fun in the Sea

Have fun in the sea with Sea of Textures stamp set and coordinating framelits.  I had so much fun with this set, selecting the colors to use for the seaweed, sand dollar, fishing net and of course the octopus.  This set will definitely become one of your favorites. I will post the products used for this card below the other updates in this post.

I have a couple of updates to share so I turned the blog post/email option on for this post. Maybe I will turn it on every other or every third post. If you are reading this post from an email, click on the link at the bottom of the email (or the link “Read in Browser), you will leave the email and be routed to my blog. There you will be able to scroll and see cards for the days that I did not share the post in email. Let me know what you think of sharing in this way.

July Designer Series Special!

I will share some of the new Designer Series Papers that have been introduced in the new catalog this month. Once again, Stampin’Up! is offering a Buy 3, Get 1 free special in July.  If the card project I share includes one of the DSP’s that will be part of the offer, I will note it.  This will be a great time to purchase some of the new papers!

June Paper Pumpkin

June Paper Pumpkin is going to coordinate with the Broadway Bound Suite of products. You don’t have to order the suite if you are already receiving Paper Pumpkin monthly or if you choose to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin this month, but it will be a fun month to use the stamp set and coordinating Framelits! Subscribe by June 10 to receive the project.  The Broadway Bound Suite can be found on pages 68-69 of the Annual Catalog.  I will use a piece of the Designer Series Paper in tomorrow’s card project. I love the paper with gold foil on some of the sheets! I had issues with the new Poppy Parade ink but I will share the card so you can see that not all projects turn out as planned! LOL!

Today’s Product List

 

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

Create Joy, Deena

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

Are you working on your wish list?

Are you working on your wish list?

Have you received your Occasions Catalog? Are you working on your wish list?   You may have noticed that the Sale-a-bration (SAB) catalog did not provide my email or web address. We received an email from Stampin’Up! regarding the error on the SAB. They stated that the Occasions catalog correctly provided the info. So hopefully you have all the info you need.

If you don’t have a Catalog  (or demonstrator), let me know and I would be happy to drop off a catalog or mail one to you.

I posted a product reveal during Wednesday’s Facebook Live – Stamping Short and Sweet. If you didn’t see it, go to my Stampin’Up! business page if you would like to view it. I have another new product order coming Monday. I will start using the new product so that you can see it before the placing your first order in January. My next order should be here on Tuesday (maybe maybe Monday) so I will share more product during the week.

Paper Pumkin – December kit

I opened up and started creating with the new Paper Pumpkin. I made one as designed but I think this will be a kit that I will enjoy making alternate cards or variations.

Don’t forget to check out the Retiring and Discounted items on my website. I will post (or repost) some cards using some of the Retiring sets that I have this week so that you can see them again.

Creativity takes courage.  – Henri Matisse

Create Joy! Deena