Paper Pumpkin – Monthly Creativity in a Box!

For those just beginning their journey into the wonderful world of stamping (or you are a stamper and want quick easy projects to make), it can be overwhelming trying to decide what to purchase or getting enough product to feel like you have choices to put together card ideas of your own. Your solution – Paper Pumpkin!

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription from Stampin’Up! with cards and envelopes or supplies for the project you will make, stamps, a Stampin’ Spot (ink), embellishments and adhesive.

Now is a great time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin – there is a discount on a 3 month subscription ($55 instead of $59 for the normal discounted 3 month subscription) AND you will select a free Sale-a-bration item. Subscribe for a year and earn 4 free items!

Watch the video of the 2016 year in review and then check out the Gallery (link at the top of the page) to view the January 2017 project and my alternate card idea.

Watercolor Pencils – going, going…

We received a News flash from Stampin’Up! today regarding the sales of the new Watercolor Pencils – this is important if you have been on the fence regarding the Watercolor Pencils!

Sales for the Watercolor Pencils have exceeded Stampin’Up!’s forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a significant number of backorders. It will be some time before this item is back in stock.

141709: Watercolor Pencils

This product will remain available until Thursday, January 26 at 12:00 PM (MT); it will then be placed in not-orderable status. (After that time, demonstrators, like me, will have to watch inventory status like we did for the Stitched Framelits).

SO order them NOW, TODAY, ASAP, if you have been thinking about the Watercolor Pencils. If you watched my video the other night on my Facebook business page they are so versatile and I just love using them.
Order Today: 141709: Watercolor Pencils

Click on the Shop 24×7 link on this page and don’t forget to place an order of $50 or more to receive a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog such as the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. I’ll be sending a newsletter tonight with samples of different techniques using the Watercolor Pencils on the Inside the Lines DSP.

Create joy today! 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!

Out with the old, In with the New – Blog Hop

Welcome to the Out With The Old, In With the New Blog Hop.

Our challenge was to create a card or project using stamps or supplies from the 2016 Holiday Catalog AND stamps or supplies from the new Occasions Catalog.  I have details of the items I used below.

A Winter Birthday

Details:  Cool Treats (verses) and Jar of Cheer (cute snowman) stamp sets, Lift Me Up Framelit (the small balloon), Carried Away Designer Series Paper (Night of Navy and white clouds, balloons, do you see the deer by the trees?) and Night of Navy cardstock

Next stop:  Sherri Price

You can travel through our hop by clicking on Sherri’s link and then circling all the way through. Or click on the links below to visit each post.

To order any of these products, click on the Shop 24X7 link at the top and don’t forget to order the Holiday items that will be retiring soon.  I can’t wait to share new ideas from the Occasions catalog with you, so be sure to stop back.

If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like to learn more about Stampin’Up! visit my Facebook page, sign up for my newsletters or this blog or click the Contact Me link above.


Blog Hop Participants:

Janet Wakeland

Deborah Smart

Libby Dyson

Narelle Fasulo

Jayme Ziemer

Carole Ann Patterson

Anne Hunt

Fiona Stanton

Claudia Ausborn

Marti Crapo

Nicole Flournoy

Susan Timchack

Megan Herst

Katarina Ewa

Jessie Holton

Katrina Wolfe

Mary Jo Price-Williams

Deena Pavinato  You Are Here!

Sherri Price

Jen Tribue

Then it will link back to Janet’s.

Wasn’t that fun!



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!

2016 Stampin’Up! Retired Products List

Some of my favorite Holiday items are returning like Father Christmas, Christmas Pines, Paisleys and Posies but there is a big list of items retiring this year. The promotion period is Dec 1 – Jan 3.  Some of the items may transfer to the Clearance Rack but some may be removed to be added to a different promotion at another time. So now is the time!

Check out the list I have attached and order now if you see an item you want. There is still time to use these awesome stamps for your holiday greeting and Christmas cards!


Last day for Online Extravaganza!

Don’t miss these special deals on the last day of the Online Extravaganza. Click on the Shop Now link to check out all the specials.


Stay tuned, I’ll be posting a video using Project Life, I can’t believe how easy it was to create a memory of the past few Christmas family gatherings! The Project Life kits are on sale too, don’t miss out!