It’s Free Shipping Monday!

It’s Free Shipping Monday

That’s right! It’s Free Shipping Monday at Stampin’ Up!  What a great time to check out the Retired and Discounted List on my website or just to restock basic supplies!

One of the stamp sets being carried over is the adorable Hearts Come Home Stamp Set and Edgelits. These cute little houses in the Stamp Set can be used on other cards after Christmas too!

I might take a break from Christmas cards this week, well posting anyway, I am still working on my card idea!  My Occasions Catalog order will be here Monday or Tuesday so I will be  anxious to start playing with the new items. My Facebook Live on Weds night will likely share something from my order.

Have a great Monday. Instead of a quote, enjoy this inspiration.

Create Joy! Deena




Online Extravaganza – Cyber Monday Free Shipping

Hello! Just a quick post to update those that have not heard!  Stampin’ Up! Has announced for Online Extravaganza – Cyber Monday Free Shipping!

Just need a few supplies or still working on your Christmas Card order, today is your day!

As a reminder, I am finalizing my order for the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration flyer this week. If you have ordered this year or attend Stamp Night you will receive one. If you are new to this blog, have been busy or just in a stamping slump, just reply to this email and I will be sure to add to you to the mailing. They will ship in December so that you can start building your wish list for January and the start of Sale-a-bration!

Have a great day!

Create Joy! Deena


Happy Stampin’ Up! New Year!

Happy Stampin’ Up! New Year!  That’s right October is the start of a new year for us.  I also just celebrated my 5 year anniversary and so, this year I am hoping to hold more events, sharing stamping with more people and grow my Stampin’ Up! business.  And with your help, whether you stamp or just share my business with others that you know, my goal is to earn the Greek Isles Incentive Trip. 

Earning the cruise is a HUGE goal, an unlikely goal, but all my reading and focus on success and positive thinking assure me that if you don’t set a goal and take steps to accomplish it, then you don’t even have a chance. Greece has always been on my bucket list, so why not set that goal this year. At the least I will have fun, just like I have the past few months, doing something I love! 

I appreciate your support, no matter what form it comes in!  Until last year I was definitely my best customer but during the 2016-2017 year I decided to get more engaged in social media with my stamping and as a result have met so many new people like each of you!  So, 2017-2018 is going to be an exciting year!

World Stamping Day Oct 7

World Stamping Day is October 7 this year.  To celebrate WSD, Stampin’ Up! has offered 15% off 5×3.5 Note Cards and Envelopes and select stamp sets.  In addition, if you purchase Fast Fuse Adhesive, Stampin’ Up! will give you 2 FREE REFILLS! I must admit, I am a Snail Adhesive user but I think I just have to practice with Fuse, it is a great option for heavier layers or where extra strength is needed.

This special is only available October 1 – 10!

Check out the WCMD flyer and two samples of cards using the stamp sets that are on sale.  Don’t forget in my last blog post I shared Designer Series Papers (DSP) that are on sale – Buy 3 get one free – these cards are using DSP that is on sale from October 1 – 31.

Don’t forget as part of a challenge in one of the seminars I am taking, I will be trying to blog every day in October. Wish me luck! 

Create joy, Deena


Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Ending July 31

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

One Day Special – Get Paper Pumpkin for $5 (US)

One Day Special on Paper Pumpkin – June 30!

Don’t miss out on this deal! For one day only, Friday June 30, you can get your first month of Paper Pumpkin for $5 US/$7 Canada! This is for first time subscribers only! Sorry to those of you that need to renew or have been watching the latest kits and want to subscribe again! Don’t despair, great deals are coming up for all of us in July!


Paper Pumpkin is a coordinated project kit, everything you need ink, adhesive, cut out cardstock pieces, cards and envelopes if it’s a card project to create. I’ve added some samples from the May and June kits.

There are always great ideas on the Paper Pumpkin Facebook group or searching on Pinterest. Don’t pass up this awesome deal!

Other July Specials

Please stay tuned this weekend for other awesome specials for July – there are going to be Bonus Days to earn credit for orders placed and an awesome promotion for new demonstrators with extra items, such as paper snips, adhesive, clear blocks, grid paper, a bone folder – $52 US of extra items AND a Christmas stamp set demonstrators are able to preorder in July. I’m ordering mine next week!

July is going to be so much fun!

This past weekend I went on a retreat at the monastery that I am a Benedictine Oblate. The topic was The Art of Pausing.  We talked about about so many wonderful things but one topic that weaved throughout the weekend was allowing time to be creative – poetry, coloring, journaling, painting and of course, making hand crafted cards! Take time each and every day to pause and allow your creative spirit to soar!

Create Joy! Deena


Time to restock your stamping supplies?

If you are like me you used plenty of supplies this holiday season crafting, making projects and your Christmas/holiday cards. I need to replenish so many items!  Beginning this weekend, I know I’ll be focused on the new catalog and card ideas when you are able to order on January 4, so I’m going to stock up now. Hopefully you received your Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs, if not, let me know!

If you need as much as I do and need to order, I would like to thank you for your business this past year and ending 2016 with an order. Place an order of $50 or more by Noon CST on Dec 31 and I will gift you with a supply item from the Annual Catalog, pages 180 and 181. I was going to select something, but it’s a gift and I want you to enjoy it and select something you want! (Excluded items are items OVER $10 – the aqua painters, Many Marvelous Markers and Color Caddy)

Place your order online and then send me an email, text or Facebook message and let me know the item you would like to receive. I will see the order total in an email from Stampin’ Up!   Please allow 2 weeks for me to order the items for each of you and then get it to you.

Then let’s gear up for 2017! Beginning tomorrow with a blog hop I am participating in (you will see all the card ideas from all the participants on my blog tomorrow night), I’ll begin to share ideas from the new Occasions Catalog. As you know from my Facebook posts I’ve been getting items in all month, but the December was just too busy with business travel, gatherings, the vendor fair in Oglesby and BAKING (unfortunately I was sick for a week of the month too!) to get card ideas and new products posted. Where did the month go?!

As you are checking your supplies for your order, don’t forget to check the year end closeout items on my website!

I saw this adorable post on Facebook, Power of Positivity (one of my favorite pages on FB!). It’s perfect for the new year!  Thank you and Happy New Year!