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 

 

 

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 

Product List – Flying Home card sample

Circles Collection Framelits Die

Circles Collection Framelits Die
[130911]
$27.00

Product List – Happy Birthday card using embossing paste 

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

Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop – Stampin’ Blends

Welcome to our Blog Hop and thank you for visiting my blog!  Our Theme tonight is Stampin’ Blends.

I used the Count My Blessings and Color Me Happy Stamp Sets along with a variety of Stampin’Up! Blends Markers to create my card.  My product list is below the links to hop from blog to blog.

I hope you enjoy my card and have fun as you hop along.

You came here from Ginny Harrell’s blog.  

Next on the list, is Christy Fulk. Visit her blog and enjoy her creation.



My Product List:

Thank you for visiting my blog!

I am thankful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.   – Henry David Thoreau 

Create Joy! Deena

Color Me Happy Project Bundle

It was a dreary rainy Saturday morning so it felt like a great time to unwrap and play with the Color Me Happy Project Bundle. This stamp set and card project kit were designed for use with the new Stampin’ Blends. I posted the Thank You card on my Facebook page Saturday a.m. and said I would make the other three designs as demonstrated in the project kit flyer, but I only made it through one more following Stampin’ Up! guidelines. It’s just too hard not to play and add a personal style or tweak to the cards, just as I do with Paper Pumpkin each month. 

I really love the Stampin’ Blends but feel I have to practice a bit more with shading. They are so easy to work with though, it was very relaxing!  Visit my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator website (Click Here) to see all the Stampin’ Blend color options or watch the Stampin’ Up! video on YouTube to learn more about the blending markers and the Color Me Happy project kit. Click here for YouTube.  

This is a picture of the cards as designed. I didn’t change too much. I wanted a colorful “Oh Hello” instead of black and I added an extra flower to the “So Happy For You” card. I will have them available to practice as one of the card choices for November 13 stamp night.  (Please let me know if you are planning to attend.)

I will be busy working on swaps for On Stage in Salt Lake City but will post again before leaving and then again from Salt Lake City.  I am so excited to see the new products for 2018!

The best thing you can do when it is raining is to let it rain.    – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Create Joy! Deena

Introducing Stampin’ Blends!

Happy November, wow, how did that happen?!  The beginning of the month and we have a brand new item to share with you.  I mentioned them in October but they are now available and I finally had some time to experiment so that I could share them with you.  My Stamping – Short and Sweet weekly Facebook Live featured the blending markers and some of the ways I was coloring with them.  I put the items together in a picture to share here but if you have access to Facebook, you will be able to listen to some of the tips I shared.  I am sure we will be learning more as demonstrators create and share things they have learned. 

I used two retired stamps that were introduced in the time frame of the original markers. I loved them with the blenders then so I wanted to use them again. So Pretty!  Then I stamped leaves using Memento Black ink (recommended so that it will prevent bleeding of the colors when you use the blending markers) and Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake card stock.  I love using the blending markers on the dark leaves!

I would also like to share the Stampin’ Up! video on YouTube featuring the Color Me Happy bundle, stamps and card project kit.  I ordered the bundle today so we will each be able to work with a card during Stamp Night on November 13 after I return home from Convention. I am sure they will feature the Stampin’ Blends and share lots of tips with us.

Click here to learn about the Color Me Happy Card Kit

Each Stampin’ Blend marker can be purchased individually @ $4.50 or the Combo pack (light and dark of each color) @ $9.00.   You can purchase the entire set of 27 markers for $121.50.  A great way to purchase the whole set is to join my team as a demonstrator. You can join and order $125 in product for $99. To maintain status and get the best discount on your product you will need to order $300 a quarter.  But the good news is that by joining during 4th quarter of 2017  (Oct – Dec) the quarter we are already in, you have until March 2018 (end of 1st quarter).  We will be receiving the new Occasions Catalog next week and all new demonstrators are able to pre-order in December.  Wouldn’t that be exciting! Just send me a note if you would like to discuss this further. I would love to have you on my team!

Click here to visit my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator website to see all the color options, information regarding the Color Me Happy project kit, stamp set or Bundle pricing for the kit and stamps.  My bundle should arrive on Friday so I will try to post some of the cards this weekend.

If you want an interesting party sometime, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone.       – Robert Fulghum, author All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Create Joy! Deena

Stampin’ Blends are coming soon!

It is so exciting when new product is introduced on its own, at a different time than a new catalog. It’s not so overwhelming and we can focus on the new product. I saw a well known stamper, independent company, introduce a new product the other day, he said the same thing, it’s fun to introduce new items separate from the Holiday line.  So, as I mentioned the other day Stampin’ Blends are coming soon!

In November you will be able to order the Stampin’ Blends, either individually for $4.50, in dual color packs (a light and a dark shade) for $9.00 or the whole entire set of 26 plus the color lifter (Yes, we do make mistakes now and then). The entire set is $121.50… Christmas is coming, put it on your wish list!

I will have a small practice item for our stamp night on Monday, Oct 23 (please RSVP if you plan to attend) and I will have brochures for our November stamp night on November 13.  I am sure, just returning from Stampin’ Up! Convention in Salt Lake City Nov 9 – 12, I will come back with some great ideas and new info on ways to use the new alcohol-based blending markers. 

To show you just how easy it is to use the blending markers, watch this short video by Stampin’ Up!

Click here to see our new Stampin’ Blends!

Aren’t they pretty! The video features the Color Me Happy stamp set and the Color Me Happy Project Kit which includes 16 card bases and envelopes with backgrounds and accents to create 4 cards each of 4 different designs.

So stay tuned for more information and card samples featuring our new Stampin’ Blends!

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.                              – Georgia O’Keeffe

Create joy! Deena