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

 

 

 

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

Happy Halloween & Thank You!


I did it, I made it to October 31 and completed my 31 Day Blog Challenge.  So, Happy Halloween & Thank You!

I loved the challenge of writing every day and creating cards and posts to share with you.  It was a lot of work, but I really enjoyed it. Thanks to all of you for reading and following along. I am especially thankful to those of you who took the time to comment either in a post or by replying to the email you receive. I can’t tell you how much it means to receive feedback and comments.  Thank you to each of you!

I will continue to blog but not every day like this month. It will probably be 3 – 4 days a week just because there will be so much going on and new things to share with you from now until after the New Year. The new Stampin’ Blends will be available this week, November 1 and I will be attending Convention in early November and hearing about the new catalogs and products. Of course, we are still making cards for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year. I won’t be able to share information regarding the new catalogs right away but as soon as we can I’ll be excited to share so that you can begin planning for January and the best sale of the year, Sale-a-bration! 

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So enjoy all the little ghosts and goblins for Halloween but please be sure to keep pets inside and safe, all the excitement can be upsetting to them.

Double double toil and trouble;  Fire burn and cauldron bubble.    – William Shakespeare

Create Joy! Deena

 

Whole Lot of Lovely

I hope you enjoyed my slight departure from daily Stampin’ Up! posts regarding my theatre day this weekend. Unfortunately Les Miserables ended but if it returns, make sure to see it.  It is probably my favorite musical so I was so happy to see it before it ended.  To have the opportunity to stay and see Hamilton at night was amazing! It may have taken a top spot on my favorite list. It is awesome, if you live in Illinois make sure to see it before it leaves Chicago in March.  It is crazy how fast time is flying by and one other thing you don’t want to miss is the end of the Buy Three, Get One Free Designer Series Paper special.  It ends on Tuesday, October 31.  I will post the papers that can be ordered as part of the special below.  But today, I am featuring one of the designs from Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. This flower pattern is one of my favorite of the designs. 

For those new to Stampin’ Up! 12×12 Designer Series Paper packs, there are 12 sheets, 2 sheets of each of 6 double-sided designs (unless it is a foil sheet, then single-sided). The Paper Stacks, such as the Wood Textures DSP stack including in this special, are different. They have 48 sheets, four 6×6 sheets each of 12 double-sided designs. 

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Click here to visit my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator site for a list of all the papers available and an ability to see the designs for each pack. 

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.   Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

Create Joy! Deena

 

Peace on Earth

I combined Peace on Earth from the Carols of Christmas stamp set and Bethlehem Edgelit Dies to create my favorite Christmas Card so far this year! I absolutely love this card! I want to try several variations of the Night of Bethlehem stamp set and the Edgelit Dies with the sentiment.  

I used Gold Foil Sheets to create the Bethlehem background and the Christmas Star.  There are many beautiful sentiments in the Night of Bethlehem stamp set but I think it is perfect with “Peace on Earth”.  This is certainly a message that I pray for and a sentiment we all need to share more. 

I can vision this combination of stamp and Edgelit dies used with so many of our pretty cardstock colors but I love Tranquil Tide as the background and for the figures of Joseph and Mary traveling to Bethlehem. 

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O little town of Bethlehem

How still we see thee lie

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep

The silent stars go by

Yet in thy dark streets shineth

The everlasting Light

The hopes and fears of all the years

Are met in thee tonight.     

– Rector Phillips Brooks (1835-1903) wrote these words in 1868 after a trip to the Holy Land. He was inspired by the view of Bethlehem from the hills of Palestine.

Create Joy! Deena