Last Day of Sale-a-bration

Where did the time go? It is the Last Day of Sale-a-bration! It always feels like there will be so much time for stamping and posting but then life happens. We had a lot of snow and work travel interrupted plans to host Stamp Nights.

I can’t say work will be better (actually more travel) but hopefully we are done with snow!

Several of the Release 1 and 2 items are sold out but Stampin’Up! added items from the Annual Catalog to compensate and provide additional choices for us. One Stamp Set that was part of Release 2 is the All Adorned Stamp Set. I finally got it out and stamped with it the other night, I love it! Very easy to line up with Stamparatus.

This Stamp Set and other SAB items are only available until end of day Sunday, March 31.

Don’t forget it is also the last day to join Stampin’Up! and get $175 for $99 (or $129 with the cute bag). The normal kit when signing up is $125 for $99. What a deal!

Special Welcome to Michelle Johnson for taking advantage of this great deal and joining my team!

But there is more exciting news, beginning April 1 Stampin’Up! introduces STORAGE, a great new way to organize stamping supplies on your desktop or creative work area. You can stack and rearrange the component pieces in several different ways. I will share more after April 1.

Let me know if you have any questions as we end Sale-a-bration.

Create Joy, Deena

2019 Occasions Catalog and SAB Updates

Happy New Year?! I know, I’m a bit behind. I focus daily updates and posts on Facebook and Instagram so it’s been hard to get started again here in with my blog updates. But it’s time for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and SAB Updates. (SAB is short for Sale-a-bration). I guess with all the Christmas card stamping and then goal setting for 2019 (doing some new morning routines and a fun Goal Setting Planner), it took awhile to get my stamping mojo back.  I have a couple of cards today but most of my stamping has been cards to mail so I don’t post those.

Before we get to card ideas, I hope you are enjoying the 2019 Occasions Catalog, and of course, the Sale-a-bration flyer. If you are new to the first quarter of a year with Stampin’Up!, a new catalog is always released and the best sale of the year, Sale-a-bration.  For every $50 ordered from either the Annual Catalog, the Occasions Catalog or the website (Clearance and Holiday Favorites are still there), you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration flyer. (check them out on my website, click here ) I love some of the items in SAB this year!

Inventory Updates

But it seems a recurring issue with Stampin’Up! the past couple of catalogs is inventory. I know! As a demonstrator it is very frustrating to share new products or want to hold a class and then find out the products are back ordered.  But we are hoping they will be back in stock soon. I wanted to let you know the updates I have so that you aren’t disappointed when putting your order together.  

Some of those items are: Happiness Blooms Memories and More card packs, Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Paper Stack, the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB), Piece of Cake or Butterfly Gala Bundles, Butterfly Duet or Cake Builder Punches. There are some kits on back order too.  The Home to Roost stamp set (SAB) is low inventory.  As I have mentioned on social media posts, roosters are everywhere again, so on trend! So I expect that to be a back order soon too, so if you want, order quickly.

This is a card I made today with Home to Roost. I love the stamp set!

I’ve listed products below but I did not include all the Stampin’ Blends markers I used. I saw the rooster coloring on a Google search so used a lot of markers to create this handsome guy. I also wrapped some gold thread in the background.  I also used a sponge dauber and some Soft Suede over the top of the Tin Tile embossed cardstock to give it a vintage look.

Product List

Stampin’ Blends Markers

Speaking of Stampin’ Blends – did you see two new colors in the Occasions Catalog (of course I ordered them!)? The two new colors, available in light and dark or combo pack, are Balmy Blue and Mossy Meadow.

Even though the Butterfly Duet Punch is on back order, I used the new Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper in the Sale-a-bration catalog to create this card. I simply “fussy cut” the butterfly and added it over two circles cut with circle framelits from the Stitched Shapes Framelit Set and created color layers with the black check paper, also from the Botanical Butterfly DSP. 

It’s easy to forget the great items we have in the Annual Catalog this time of year so I might start focusing on cards from that catalog until inventory levels are back up. Remember they earn free SAB rewards too!

Let’s Chat

I would love to hear from you regarding the new catalog or what you have been stamping. Just reply to this post in email (if that is how you are receiving it) or feel free to comment on the blog post for others to see. 

I would also like to know your thoughts on two other items:

Stamp Night – are you like me and once it is dark (and cold) you don’t want to leave the house? What would you think about Sunday afternoon stamping? Not next Sunday, it’s Super Bowl Sunday, but I am open on the 10th or 17th. 

If you follow my Stampin’Up! business page on Facebook, would you be interested in a stamping group page? A group page allows us to share stamping ideas (I can only post on my business page). If it is a stamping group, we can share other products and ideas, it wouldn’t have to be exclusive Stampin’Up! products but they are primarily the products I use. Let me know what you think!

I could go on and on, once I get started I think of so many things I want to share with you. But we’ll stop here for today. 

A Touch of Inspiration

One of my favorite pages on Facebook is Garden of Bright Images, (thanks for catching typo Kathy!). I share their posts ALOT! I loved this post the other day and I hope you enjoy it too!

Until next time,

Create Joy!  Deena

 

 

One more week of Sale-a-bration

One more week of Sale-a-bration – it amazes me that we are at the end of March. It is also Holy Week and we are preparing for Easter on April 1. I may only get one more post in this week, due to business travel, so I thought I better send a reminder that Sale-a-bration will be ending next Saturday and that means this is your last chance to select FREE product with your order of at least $50. If nothing else, I would at least place one order to replenish cardstock or ink and select the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper. It is so pretty!

Visit my site to view the items you can order as FREE items for every $50 or $100 and place your order this week! Click here, then select any product line and click until you get to the complete set of links on the left side and you will see Sale-a-bration at the top to view all the options you can select as free items with your order.

I posted on my Facebook page today that you won’t be able to order Stampin’ Blends.  Stampin’ Up! took them off the order list because certain items were starting to back order due to  popularity of our Stampin’ Blends and they didn’t want to create a frustrating situation for those ordering.  I hope the inventory will be restored soon and the awesome blends back in stock! As I mentioned on Facebook, I have purchased some other blender pens and markers, and the ease of use and look of the Stampin’ Blends is superior!

As Holy Week begins today, I started some Easter Card designs. I love the Hold On To Hope stamp set/bundle. I used Stampin’ Up! Gold Foil Paper for the cross in the middle.  I saw this design on Pinterest and changed the flowers and sentiment a bit.

The little lamb is a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp but so cute I had to use him for a card. I used current Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper for the background and colored him with Stampin’ Blends.

My Stamparatus reservation was filled and was available for me to close the order and ship this week.  I have been playing with it, it takes some practice.  I find that the red rubber (clear) stamps work the best for me.  I am not getting clear images with the photopolymer stamps yet but the good thing is that the stamp goes to the exact same place on the cardstock so I can reink and stamp again.  My favorite use so far is getting the stamps lined up perfectly and stamping exactly where I want it!  I added an image below, The two stamps are on the Stamparatus plate and the cardstock with the inked sentiment is on the foam bottom of the tool.  This is the inside of the Hold On To Hope card with the crosses that I posted above.

As I mentioned I might try to post during the week if I am able. I will be posting more again in April and May as we close out the Occasions Catalog and 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. 

Create Joy! Deena 

 

 

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

 

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

Sale-a-bration ending in a week!

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