New Products

It's a special kind of giveaway!

Have you heard of the new Stamparatus?  (A stampa who?!?!)  LOL  So a few months ago, Stampin Up! had an outstanding launch of the amazing positioning tool called the Stamparatus. This tool is like no other and will help you:

  • create crisp, clear images.
  • correct the action of not having enough ink on your stamp, and getting an incomplete image.
  • create  multiple copies of your beauty designs
  • create multiple step projects easier

And those are just a few!  Because this product was so wildly received, it will not be ready for sale till June 2018 when the new annual catalog is released.  BUT, I have a surprise for you!  I was lucky enough to be part of a team of demonstrators that were selected to be part of the design team for this new tool! (How cool is that?!?!?)  Because of that affiliation, I was one of the first to receive the Stamparatus, AND I was able to get one more secured thru a pre-order so I am giving one away!  Here is a look at the tool:

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I have had a chance to use mine and let me tell you, it's pretty cool!!!  Only a sampling of demonstrators and customers, were able to get one of these tools so it is a pretty big deal to have one in your possession!  I have come up with a handful of ways you can get qualified to win your very own Stamparatus so let's see what those are:

 

To enter, see the following options for you to earn a chance:

1. If you were watching the live feed of my Facebook Live, on 4/3/2018,... and commented during the live feed, you will receive one entry.

2. If you are a current Krumm Cake member, and you place a $100 minimum order the month of April, as yourself, you will receive one entry.(curious on how you can be part of the team? Please ask!)

3. Place a minimum $50 order on my site before April 20th, using hostess code 79FGEAF6, and you will receive one entry. www.desereesdoodles.com “Shop Now”

4. Be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber with me, for the month of April and receive one entry. Navigate to www.desereesdoodles.com and use the link on the right to Paper Pumpkin.

5. Pre-pay your May class fee before April 20th and receive one entry. Here is a link to get registered.

6. Make a project, using current Stampin Up! Supplies, and send it to me at:

        660 Hampton Drive E
        Moorhead, MN 56560

        **Doing so will get you FIVE entries!! (Yes, five entries!!)

I will draw a winner on April 21st so do anything you can to get your name entered for this tool that will change the way you stamp! Good luck!

Deseree


You know you want a Big Shot

Hello my friends!  So I promised that I would let you in on a secret, and this is too good not to read.  Who out there has a Big Shot?  Who out there wishes they had a Big Shot?  Did you know that everyone who purchases a Big Shot from me, gets their first embossing folder for FREE?  This is my way of saying Thank You for investing in your hobby, and I want you to be able to play once you get the Big Shot.

What makes this time of year even more special is because you get more for FREE!  Take a look at one of your options:

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This year is the very first year that you can choice this gorgeous set of Thinlits as your free gift for buying what you love!  During Saleabration, you have the opportunity to pick from items that are not currently for sale and only available for a limited amount of time.  Some are considered level 1 items that you can chose when you spend $50, but there are 2 additional items that you can chose when you spend $100, which is where you would be when you invest in a Big Shot!  Here are the two items that you can chose as your FREE gift when you spend $100: 

 
Both were my favorites the moment I saw them, and have used the Thinlits so much in a short amount of time! If I were getting a Big Shot, this is how I would do it!  Getting the deal above would get you the gorgeous Thinlits, an embossing folder of your choice, and the Big Shot all for $110 plus s/h and tax.  How exciting is that?!?!? 
 
This deal is only available thru me and only thru March 31, 2018.  This will get you a great start into creating some one of a kind projects so don't wait, you know you want to.  :) 
 
Please be sure to subscribe to my Facebook page where I feature tips, give-aways and projects that I am working on!  This past week was a great product that would go along with your new Thinlits too!  Contact me today!
 
Until next time!
Deseree 
 

You know you want these markers!

Hello my friends - let's talk color!

A few months ago, we were introduced to an amazing new product called Blends.  These are alcohol base markers and let me tell you, these will change the way you color!

Blends

If you were around a couple of years ago, you will remember we had markers like these before, but I am here to say, SU listened and improved the quality beyond my expectations!  I find that I can't put them down, when I start playing!  Here are some projects I have created with them:

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 They are so easy to use and so easy to "blend".  (clever name right?!?!)  What I love most is how you can create such texture to your coloring with little effort.  I would recommend purchasing them in a color set. (you will receive a dark and a light shade, in the color of your choice)  Here is a link to the catalog with all the information you need to get going with our new Blends.  I would recommend using our beautiful Memento Ink pad in Tuxedo Black to stamp your image, then you can start to color any way you like.  I like to start with the darker color first, then I blend the lighter color right over the top to be sure to even out any harsh lines in my coloring.  My preferred cardstock is the Shimmery White so I get a little added sparkle for good measure. 

Stampin Up has created some great how to videos to get us going in the right direction.  Here are those links:

I cannot say enough about these markers!  If you have any questions, or would like to give them a try, ask me today!  We have been using these in my monthly card class and have so much fun!  And I have to ask, who doesn't want to feel like a true artist?  :)  Until next time!

Deseree

 


The best therapy ever!

Hello my friends!  It has been awhile since I have shared a 'how to video', so I thought sharing one of my favorite techniques would be the best time to do another! 

Have you ever tried water coloring?  If you are a serious artist, we know you can do water coloring painting which I can tell you, I am not.  But what I want to show you is a way to achieve that beautiful water color look, without being that seriously focused, painter.  There are two tools I used to achieve this look which are blender pens and aqua painters.  Each have a specific duty for me, so let me break that down:

Blender Pens

These pens come 3 to a pack when purchased thru me.  I love these for precise coloring, and when I don't want to go for that serious water color look.  You can use blender pens with your reinkers, ink pads, markers and pencils.  Just keep in mind, you will get precision with these, verses the Aqua Painters.  My go to paper with blender pens will be Stampin Up! Ultra Thick Whisper White cards stock or White Shimmer Paper.  I like to use these with my water color pencils. 

Aqua Painters

These painters come two to a pack when purchased thru me.  They can be filled with water straight from the tap, and last a really long time!  I only use these painters on water color paper and boy are they fun!  Here is a video that walks you thru using aqua painters:

I typically don't like to make videos that are longer than 10 - 15 minutes but I wanted to share some important features for the new At Home With You Bundle that was new to the Stampin Up! 2017-2018 catalog.  I LOVE this bundle - here are snapshots of some of the projects I have completed with it:

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Front door

Frontdoor open

 Cute right?  This set is so versatile and a must for water coloring.  I know myself, I want to have many occasions covered when investing in a bundle set like this and I have to tell you, this one was first on my list!  If you have any questions, please let me know and be sure to check out my class in September to try your hand at water coloring, you won't regret it!

Happy Stampin!

Deseree

 


Don't overlook that odd looking stamp set...

So I know it's been awhile...a long while.  :)  Since we last met, WE HAVE A BRAND NEW ANNUAL CATALOG!!!  If you have not seen it, you need to let me know so I can get to you, your very own copy! 

When I got to see this catalog for the first time, I ALWAYS check for my beloved Lovely As a Tree stamp set.  Oh I just love this set, have you seen it?  If not, please let me show you:

Lovely as a Tree

Lovely As a Tree #128655 (wood mount) #127793 (clear mount)

I can't imagine if I will ever get tired of this set - it is so beautiful and a must for every good stamper!

Ok so back to the new catalog!  There is one set I need to call out because when you see it, well it's just not pretty.  LOL  Let me show you:You move me

You Move Me #144002 photopolymer

When I saw this, I thought for sure Stampin Up! fell off their rockers.  I mean what's with the odd looking butterfly and humming bird?!?!  Well let me tell you - this set WITH their matching framelits are AWESOME!!  This set is designed to be an action card meaning when you pull the imagine behind the grid framelit, the butterfly and humming bird will appear to be flying off the page!  Yes, it is so cool and delights all ages!! 

This was new to me so I went ahead and created a video of the card in action, as well as some tips to make the card!  Here is a link to that video:

Here is a better picture of just the cards:

You move me

These are so fun to make and love how they coordinate with the new Petal Garden Designer Series Paper pack.  What I love best about this pack is the size - it is 6 in. x 6 in. so an excellent size to work with!  I love how the images seem to be flying out of the flowers, what do you think?

I hope you love it just as much as I do and I am already playing with the framelits to see if I can make other stamp set appear to 'come to life'.  Oh the possibilities!  Let me know if you have any questions, would love to hear from you!

Until next time!

Deseree

 


Who knew Wisconsin could be so fun?

Hello my friends!  Well we are back from OnStage in Madison, WI and boy did the Krumm Cakes represent!

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I can not tell you how much we learned, saw and the fun we had!  Going to one of these local events and meeting over 700 new friends that have the same love of stamping is beyond words!  We were EXTREMELY excited to find out that Minneapolis, MN will be the location for OnStage Live - April 8th, 2017!  Wahoooo!!  So who would love to go with our merry group of Krumm Cake stampers?  Please ask me how or go straight to "join the fun!" and join today!  The cost is $99 plus tax but the best part?  You get to pick $125 worth of product!  How cool is that?  Joining the team will yield you a minimum 20% off and you will have special access to over 52,000 demonstrators around the world and so much more!  Let me show you some of the great items we graciously accepted from Stampin Up! this past weekend:

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Do you see some items that don't look familiar in that pile of stampin goodness?!?!  Yes, you are seeing new stamps and WATERCOLOR PENCILS!!!!   Yes, they gave us never before seen items that are coming up in the new Occasions Catty which I can share below:

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Oh my friends we are in trouble!  Now this catty does not start till January 4th but sometimes it is just too fun to see what is coming!  This book has some wonderful paper, stamps and lovely trinkets for embellishing our projects!  Here are some of the stamps I received - we need to see them close up, right?  :)

New stamps

Ice cream set

Oh my, I am just LOVING Beautiful You!  The sediments portion of this set are just spectacular!  We did get to see some samples that I can't wait to share - let's take a look:

  Lady
I am still amazed how they can keep generating such beautiful images!  We also had the privilege to play with some of these new items as you can see below from our make and takes:

Onstage

These projects are all featuring brand new products!  I need to show you the inside of the birthday card because it will blow your mind...  :)

Balloons

That is made with a new framelit called Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Die!  Who would not love to get that card in the mail?!?!?  :)  I could go on and on what we saw but I think you see where I am going here.  :)  I will follow up with another blog this week sharing more information that we learned and saw this past weekend so stay tuned.  And please consider joining my team....you know you want to!

Until next time!  Keep stampin!

Deseree

 


OH BOY!!! The new Holiday catty is FINALLY available!!

So have you seen it?!?! Oh my is this catty trouble!  LOL  I think at this point in the game, it would be easier to tell you what I "haven't" purchased from it yet.  We still have plenty of time folks!

So starting the month of September, I have a special deal for you all.  Each month, I am going to feature a special bundle of products that I think are MUST HAVES. When you purchase the products in the bundle, you will get three FREE project ideas, sent right to your home utilizing the projects in the bundle!  These may be cards or gift items but these products will not be at any of my classes so if you like EXCLUSIVE, this is definitely for you!  So let me tell you about the September product bundle: 

 
 So this month, my special bundle is the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and one of the coordinating stamp sets. (AREN'T THEY CUTE?!?!) I have been playing with both stamp sets, face it, it will be impossible to pick just one so why not get both?  Here is my first creation:
 
Halloween
Isn't he cute?!?!  This is also using one of the new thinlits called Home Sweet Home and the woodgrain background that we all love. I am not largely into Halloween but for some reason this year....I don't think this will be the last Halloween idea you see from me. What do you think?  How about we see some Christmas fun?
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All this cuteness, it's hard to pick a favorite!  What I love about both sets together...you have some many holidays at your fingertips.  I will always be the one to look at a stamp set and think, how many ideas/seasons/holidays will I be able to get from this one set?  Stampin Up! listened and gave use multiple stamp sets that work with some of our new punches and thinlits which is awesome!!  I have one more idea to show you...this one is my favorite!
Shrinky dinks
They are minis!!!  LOL  Do you remember Shrinky Dinks?  Quite laughing....you know you do.  This is paper/plastic you can stamp on, then color and put it in the oven for just a few minutes and what happens is so adorable!  Here is a close up:
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Your eyes are not playing tricks on you - they are smaller than a quarter!  I am working on adding them to some cute and easy cards but just had to share this with you.  If you still are not sure what Shrinky Dinks are, here is a link to the paper on Amazon but I was able to get mine at Michael's with my 50% off coupon:
 
https://www.amazon.com/Shrinky-Dinks-Bright-White-Creative/dp/B00IFEBBXS/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1473389246&sr=8-10&keywords=shrinky+dinks
 
What do you think?  Is this a bundle you have to have?  If so, here are the actions you should take:
 
1. Pick which stamp set you would like.  (or both of them works too!)
2. Sign into my shopping website HERE.
3. Enter the item number for your stamp set(s) and cookie cutter builder punch.
4. Use hostess code UN3HGTC9 where indicated.
5. Submit order and wait for your goodies to arrive! 
 
You will receive your order directly from Stampin Up! AND a goodie package from me too with your project ideas!  How exciting is that?!?! 
 
I hope you fall in love with this cookie cutters too and if you have any questions, please ask!
 
Until next time,
 
Deseree
 

Surprise, surprise and bring on some trees!!

I love surprises as much as I love any kind of tree stamps!  Yes, I am one of those tried and true lovers of the oldest stamp from Stampin Up! Lovely as a Tree.  Have you seen this one?

Lovely as a tree

I use this set for Christmas cards, Sympathy cards, Thank yous - manly cards...well you get the picture.  If you don't have this set, YOU NEED IT!!! Here are some of the cards we have made in the past with this set:

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Looking at these makes me want to get this set out and play again!  

So here is the surprise...leave it to Stampin Up! to give us another tree stamp set to love!  Starting August 2nd, you have the opportunity to purchase the following brand new stamp set called Thoughtful Branches:

Thoughtful branches

To make this even better -there is a matching Thinlit set to boot!  Here are those:

Thinlits

This bundle can be purchased for $52 (+s/h and tax)  starting on August 2nd!  Here is a card I started with - I haven't even started with the thinlets!

Trees

Again...LOVE the trees in this set and there are a few to pick from!  What do you think?  Do you need this one?  :)  A special bonus for those purchasing this bundle from me...you will receive 3 projects made with this bundle, already cut and ready to stamp just for ordering this from me!  (Think of this as class on the go with 3 ideas to start using this bundle with!)  How exciting right?  Let me know if you would like to order this starting August 2nd...happy stamping!!  :)

Deseree

 


How would you like 2 brand new stamp sets for FREE?

I hope I have your attention because this is no joke!  As if having the Find Your Inspiration Idea Book was not enough excitement, Stampin Up! is giving you the opportunity to get two stamp sets of your choice for FREE if you sign up to get a discount on ALL YOUR FAVORITE Stampin Up! products!  How do you get in on this amazing deal?  Here we go: 

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Did you know you can choose up to $125 in Stampin' Up! products from your very own wish list for only $99.00 plus tax?!!?  Yes its true!  Pick any products from the current offering AND only in June - pick TWO additional FREE stamp sets in your Starter Kit! That’s an added value of up to $101 (depending on which stamps you choose).  No strings attached, no need to sell so much or pay extra for your kit like other companies.  How awesome is that?!?

You also get to join my crafty group of stamps called the Krumm Cakes (isn't that cool that SU named an ink color after me?)  LOL  Ok maybe it was not after me but hey, a girl can dream, right?  We have regular group meetings where you come to my home and I teach one on one techniques.  We also have organized swaps where we come up with some gorgeous one of a kind cards and projects!!!  Yes, you could be part of the group too!  We also have a private Facebook page where we can share, ask questions and anything in between!  What have you got to lose?!?

How does it work?

  • For $99 you choose:   Up to $125 in Stampin’ Up! product of your choice!
  • Free shipping - the kit ships to you FREE, for another 10% savings
  • Through June 30th, 2016 pick Two additional FREE Stamp Sets in your Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to $101 (depending on which stamps you choose).  I have included some of my favorites below!
  • Have fun receiving a minimum 20% discount on all the rest of your Must Have SU item!

There is no obligation to every host a party, workshop or sell product and no pressure from me!  If your wish list is over $100, this is a no brainer because SU just wants you to give it a try - how easy is that?!? 

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Here is a link to get started on the fun!!  Contact me with any questions! Happy Stampin!!

Deseree

 


10 years went by really fast!

Hello my stampin friends!  I have some new ideas to share as well as some exciting news for you all!  First, I wanted to share an exciting landmark for me...I am celebrating my 10 year anniversary with Stampin Up! this month!  Yes, 10 years and it seems like yesterday that I took the plunge just to get that discount.  :) And here is the exciting news for you - I want to reward those that make it so easy to share what I love!  All orders placed outside of class, the month of February, will receive 10% of their order total (before shipping/tax) back in a rebate coupon to be used on a future order!  I do ask if you are placing your order on line, use hostess code 6FGPK2AQ so I can track the orders easily.  All orders over $50 will already receive your choice of a FREE Saleabration item but you will also receive 3 handmade cards from yours truly - how exciting is that?!?!?  Let me know if you have any questions on this - happy shopping!

And what better way to celebrate but with some new and easy card ideas for your creating pleasure!  The following card has to be one of my favorites that I have designed lately because of the simplicity and elegance.  

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I LOVE the wood Expression Natural Elements!  These are from our annual catalog and I never get bored with using them!  For this card, I used a baby wipe and tapped my Tip Top Taupe ink pad(say that fast 3 times) then swiped it right on to the wood element.  The background is made with the highly versatile set Timeless Textures (140514 $28.00 US)  Can you believe one stamp  set is all you need?!?!  This card was popular at class this weekend...

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I also have a card that was so easy but oh so cute!  This card was made with the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper(141022) that you can earn for FREE with a $50 purchase of your 'gotta have' Stampin Up supplies!  The 'Hello' card is also featuring the stamp set Hello (141240) that you could also pick for free but hurry, this set is only available till February 15th.  I think it turned out pretty cute!

Sale a bration card

I hope you feel inspired to create something special today.  I may be in room later but those who know me, know I will be watching my beloved Broncos in the Super Bowl today.  I thought I would share just how I am feeling:

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Have a great day my friend!

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