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

High Tide and Cools Treats – New Occasions Catalog

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?

If you don’t have a catalog, please let me know and I would love to send one to you. If you were forwarded this post, please sign up to receive future updates and newsletters. Of course if you are ready to shop, just click on the Shop 24×7 link above.

Many blessings, Deena

 

Join my 2017 Sale-a-bration Virtual Party on Jan 4!

Let’s have some fun as the new catalog launches tomorrow. Join me on my Facebook page for my first virtual party. Don’t worry, you don’t have to have any cards or samples, just answer questions and share what you love about the new catalog. I am on a virtual party myself right now but I may have some samples done tomorrow.  Stop by anytime from 6 – 8 p.m.

Click here to join!