Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Catalog Fun & Fall/Winter Class Project Preview

Hey everyone....

I am so beyond excited with Stampin' Up!'s new Holiday catalog that just when I thought they couldn't out do themselves from the annual catalog, which is amazing, they go and create this fantastic line of product.  If you haven't gotten your catalog please let me know.  If you do not have a demonstrator and you are reading this, please contact me and I will be happy to send a catalog out to you.  You are definitely NOT going to be disappointment with this amazing line.

I am sharing my favorite items of the new catalog this Friday through a Facebook LIVE event in my group DJL Creativity and Inspiration.  If you haven't joined the group, please make sure you send a request to join so you don't miss out on exclusive DJL group information that is shared to only that group page. This includes the LIVE Facebook video done with the new product I got to pre-order.

I love having many different outlets to share content on, and while it can be overwhelming, I will be sharing different content within each outlet so you never know what you may miss by not signing up for one of them.  This is just another great way to bring exciting fun, creativity, and inspiration to all of you.

Thank you for being a part of this amazing journey I get to call my life. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks into the product line available to customers September 1st. 

P.S. The following are sneak peaks of some of my future class projects for this fall and winter. Keep a look out for more details.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Eastern Palace Suite FREE Tutorial: Card #2

For tonight's card, using the Eastern Palace Suite, I created a design that uses DSP that reminds me of a Peacock.
First I selected one of our beautiful new cardstock In-Color bases called Fresh Fig.  I cut them 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 giving the perfect base A2 card and used the bone folder to create crisp creases right down the middle. I also choose a piece of DSP from the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP that really pops with this beautiful color cardstock. After cutting this down into 4x5 1/4 pieces I added adhesive to the back and added a beautiful piece of our new Lemon Lime Twist ribbon.
Then I adhered the DSP to the card base. 
Next I stamped sentiments on the cute punched art pieces that would later be adhered to the card front. 
I then added stampin' dimensionals to the back of the sentiments. 
The next step was to use some of the beautiful sticker elements from our awesome gold foil stickers, as well as our beautiful gold facet gems.
First you will adhere the sticker to the center of the medallion that is created using our great Eastern framelits from within the bundle. 
Next you add the gold facet gem to your medallion. 
After your medallions are all set you will add some dimensionals to the back of the medallions. 
 When this piece is all set, you will adhere your sentiment and medallion to the front and you will have a beautiful card ready to thank anyone you need to.
I hope you enjoyed this design. Please come back Thursday for another design and more information on how to order one of the two bundles using these products.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Donut Madness

When it comes to subscriptions I like to think Stampin' Up!'s My Paper Pumpkin is one of the best and this month they did not disappoint at all.
After last month's awesome kit created by our very own CEO, this month was equaling appealing.

This kit has so many items there was plenty of product left over for alternative ideas. I will have more with those ideas on Wednesday May 24th for you.

Above you see complete step by step instructions on how to create the exact project ideas within the kit.  Very easy and visually helpful.

When you sign-up for a paper pumpkin subscription your first kit will also include a clear acrylic block for use of any stamps that come in your kit or future kits.

As you can see below these are the three exact cards created by instruction from the directions in the kit.  I can't wait to share some additional ideas with you all later this week.

As you can see here there are a number of supplies left over for additional projects.

Following the instructions exactly, created enough for 9 cards with envelopes.

If you are interested in trying My Paper Pumpkin you can Click Here and sign-up for a month. There is no obligation and you can even skip a month if you need to.  If you want to do more then one month consider purchasing a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Happy stamping!!

Eastern Palace Suite FREE Tutorial: Card #1

Hi everyone,
I had so much fun creating some amazing cards for a special class and received such great feedback about this awesome Eastern Palace bundle I wanted to do something special to help anyone who is on the fence about taking advantage of this bundle before the sale is done May 31st.

We start the week with a beautiful card that looks complex, but comes together very nicely with pieces from the Eastern Palace Suite Bundle.
First I selected one of our beautiful new cardstock In-Color bases called Tranquil Tide.  I cut them 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 giving the perfect base A2 card and used the bone folder to create crisp creases right down the middle.
Next I cut out circles using our awesome Stitched Shape Framelits that will be available in our new catalog June 1st. Once cut I took the circle outline stamp from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, and used our Fresh Fig new In-Color ink to create beautiful rings around the outside of the circles.

Next I cut a sheet of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Speciality Paper (DSP) into sections to make the perfect card fronts for my card. If you cut these 4 x 5 1/4 you will have the perfect mat base and have very little left over from the one sheet. You can get 6 card fronts from just one sheet of DSP.
I then took these card fronts and adhered them to the card base and added a pretty gold sticker from the amazing new gold foil stickers in this bundle. The designs are amazing.

After this was all set I took one of the circle designs that is a two part sticker gold foil element, and added it to the center.  This sticker has two pieces so you can use it together or on separate projects.
To add a touch of bling to the card, and to take a "fab" card to "fabulous", I used the beautiful Gold Faceted Gems coming out in the new catalog.   

Once these were assembled I added stampin' dimensionals to the back of the circles, adhered them to the front of the card and added a cute Thinking of You sentiment with Basic Black Ink, our Crazy About You retiring stamp set, and the fun banner punch to give one end a look of a pennant. 

The finished product  

I hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial and design.  Please stop back each day this week in the afternoon to check out a different design created using the amazing Eastern Bundle Suite supplies with a few add-on's.  Thank you and have a great day! 

Monday, May 1, 2017

LOOK ...The NEW Eastern Palace Suite IS HERE!!!!

Hi everyone. IT'S HERE....IT'S HERE....IT'S HERE!!! As you know the New Annual Stampin' Up! catalog will be full of amazing products and you will get to start purchasing from this catty as of June 1st. You will definitely NOT be disappointed!!

However, Stampin' Up! has outdone themselves again! From May 1st through May 31st customers may take advantage of a special Early Release of New Products with two exclusive bundle options.

For the new or beginner crafter you may enjoy the Basic Bundle Eastern Palace Suite option:

With this option you will receive stamps, designer series paper, gold window style stickers ...(I have a special trick to turning them silver) ... and 3 new In-Color ink pads.You'll also receive Very Vanilla Notecards & Envelopes as a FREE GIFT!
For the more avid crafter you may enjoy the Advanced Bundle Option:

This includes the Basic Bundle products but also includes: coordinating dies, cute Mini Tassels, cardstock, and as your FREE gifts you receive, a pack of NEW Very Vanilla Thick A4 cardstock and Very Vanilla Envelopes.

So what is the catch you might ask?
There is no catch BUT I must note these bundles are offered ONLY from May 1st through May 31st. Once June 1st comes, you can definitely ordered these amazing products, BUT they will be only offered as singles items in the new catalog. They will not be offered as bundles so you definitely want to take advantage of one of these awesome deals.
BONUS ALERT: Do you have a demonstrator? As an added bonus all my customers enjoy special customer appreciation events, handmade cards and free product, as well as fun filled classes as part of my customer service to you. I would LOVE to be your demonstrator.

During this exclusive bundle deal, for the month of May 2017, if you purchase one of these bundles, you will have the option to enjoy a FREE class Live or Online, to help you get the most out of your bundles!!! This is an exclusive offer for customers who purchase either the Basic or Advanced Eastern Palace Suite bundle options from May 1st through May 31st. 

When you make your purchase through my online store please use Hostess Code:

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, and stay tuned for fun samples, suggestive additional items that will work well with these bundles, and what these bundles can do, throughout the month!! 

Happy crafting!  💖

Monday, April 10, 2017

Silver Customer Appreciation Event Recap

This post is very special to me as it speaks from my heart and truly is why I do what I do......while I love the opportunity Stampin' Up! has given me and the many perks and rewards it provides as I accomplish my goals, one of my favorite things to do is pamper my customers. I truly respect and understand that without all of you and each and everyone's support, I could not do what I love to do.

With that said, and my recent promotion to Silver, I threw a little party in their honor.

I got to spend some time with some of them and truly say thank you in a way that made them feel as special and appreciated as they are to me.

Their table settings included fine China, special treat bags with goodies inside, handmade napkins rings, and a special hand made gift using our great Window Box framelit.

When they arrived they were offered appetizers, special punch and beverages. They had a beautiful dining table set with special treat bags and gifts handmade exclusively by me.
These cute gifts have a battery tealight inside and a way to open to turn them on. This idea came from a very talented demonstrator who gave them as gifts to myself and a few of the ladies at a retreat a few weeks ago I was privileged to attend.
 I just knew I had to make these for my customers.

Little butterflies were added to their cute gift bags which added a special touch to the simple gift bags.

These cute tags were added to their treat bags and of course had to have a touch of being with our beautiful rhinestones.

After dinner they enjoyed creating two beautiful cards, one using our great Work of Art stamp set with our In-Color Ink collection.....

.....and the gorgeous Beautiful You stamp set with a watercolor lesson and masking technique. Such a gorgeous way to add a beautiful gown to 
these lovely ladies in this stamp set.

We concluded our event with special dessert and coffee. It was truly a lovely afternoon and I look forward to many more events to come. 

Thank you all again for your consistent loyalty. All my love,

Happy Retirement!!!!

It's that time again Stampin' UP! is retiring products from both the annual and occasions catalogs!
HURRY - HURRY - HURRY - You DO NOT want to miss out on any items you MUST have!!! 

You only have through May 31 to get your favorites.
Many of the retiring products have discounts of up to 50%!!

How do you shop?
Directly in my store - SHOP HERE

PLEASE NOTE: BEFORE SHOPPING - these products will have slight increases or will be reconfigured in the new catalog - if you like saving money consider stocking up on these items:

1. Blender Pens
2. Classic Ink Refills
3. Butterfly Thinlits
4. Leaflet Thinlits
5. Rhinestones (reconfigured)
6. Pearls (reconfigured)
7. Craft White ink pad/refill (reconfigured)

  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items are available while supplies last and will be discontinued after May 31.
  • Purchases of $150 or more earn host shopping dollars 
  • All purchases through me earn a FREE 2017-18 Stampin' UP! catalog as well as FREE Holiday and Occasions catalogs each year.