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THANK YOU...I could not have reached this without you!

Hello my friends!  Boy do I have exciting news!

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I reached a big goal of $100K in career sales and could not have done it without each and every one of my amazing customers!  This was waiting for me when I got home today and could not wait to share it with you!  When I started this journey 12 years ago, I was joining just for the discount.  Over the years I have met some life long friends and crossed 3 states doing it!  The one thing that has been a constant is my love to share stamping and everything in between!  If you are a past or current customer of mine  - thank you!  You make this job easy! 

I would love to have you celebrate this milestone with me, so I have a treat for you!  All orders placed online on my site, no matter how big or how small, till July 31st, 2017, will receive a package of our beautiful Faceted Gems for FREE!!  Have you seen these Gems?!?!  If not, let me show you:

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Of course the pictures do not do them justice, but they are so pretty!  To get your package of Gems for FREE, navigate to my site, use hostess code 7A6SKT9U and place an order.  The gems will be sent directly to you in August.  How easy is that?  (This offer is only available thru my website and the hostess code must be used) 

I thought it would be fun to share a project that I have had from the very beginning.  When I first started, Stampin Up! still had a catalog that was separate for our beloved scrap bookers.  (who remembers those?!?) When I first started doing parties and classes, one of the first requests was a scrapbook page party.  Below is one of the very first pages I designed on my own and have it displayed in my room:

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It still makes me smile looking at it because I remember how proud I was when I was done.  :)  Do you know that feeling?  I hope so!

Again, thank you - I cannot continue to do this without your support and hope you enjoy the free Gems too!

Until next time!

Deseree


It's Christmas in July!!

Hello My Stampin Friends!! 

July has some great deals that I would like to share with you so let's get to it!

Bonus days

Has your wish list grown since the new catalog came out? Then treat yourself to Bonus Days: for every $50 US you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 US/$6 CAN Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!  How cool is that?!?  :)

So this month, SU has an AMAZING offer for those that would love to be a demonstrator!
Our starter kit allows you to pick ANY current products you would like up to $125 worth! But wait, there is more. You will also get your hands on a brand new Christmas stamp set that I don't even have yet for FREE! (and it's cute!!) But wait, still more.... you will also get ALL the products listed below for FREE! Yes, no lie!

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To get started - you will pay $99 plus tax for your kit, there is no shipping so still saving money on that beautiful new catalog!   I don't know about you, but my wish list was out of control and the discount I receive makes it so much easier to have the supplies I REALLY want. 

Now for the best part, you get to be part of MY team! I love my team and would love to add 3 new members this month and hope one is you! We have regular team meetings which are so much fun where I provide treats, a project and we do card swaps! We have a private Facebook group that you will have unlimited access to and boy do we share! I recently asked my team why they signed up and why they stay....well, the photo of my exploding heart below should tell you why I love my team.

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There is no commitment except a smile and an amazing box of stamping supplies! What do you have to lose?!? Here is a link to start the fun but please ask if you have ANY questions!  http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/desereekrumm/jointhefun

Until next time!

Deseree

 

 


No strings and I get a FREE gift?!?

Hello my friends - good day to you!  Can you believe we are getting to the end of March?!?!  Time flies when you are having fun.  :) 

So I have some exciting news for you.  Have you ever wondered what we do at my Krumm Cake meetings?  What are Krumm Cake meetings you ask?  Well - they are FUN THAT CANNOT BE MISSED!!!!  This is where my team of stampers, gets together at my house, we stamp, talk, laugh and have some treats!  Have you ever wanted the attention of multiple stamping experts in one room?  Now do I have your attention?

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Well this is your chance to see, no strings attached.  :)  Typically you need to be part of my team to attend.  Anyone who replies to my blog message, or on my Facebook page will be entered into a drawing to be a "Honorary Krumm Cake for one day"!  What does that get you?  We have a meeting this Saturday, March 25th where I will have some giveaways, (like I typically do) we will have a couple of projects to make (hello!  We love to stamp!) and fun had by all!  You will receive some goodies in a very special bag too!  Cool right?  And just for fun, to get the full experience of being a Krumm Cake, I will let you use my discount the day of the meeting to order ANY current supplies you would like (remember you are paying the bill though).  I am pretty sure I just heard a couple of people faint on that one.  LOL 

So you know what to do, so I will let you get to it.  I will draw Thursday evening so the winner has time to get ready for Saturday.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I can't wait to see who the lucky person is!

Until next time!

Deseree


Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.....

Come on...you know you want to sing!  Hello my friends!  What a way to start December, than with a little more money in your pocket!  Starting today, Stampin Up! decided to end this year on an AWESOME sale!!  Please navigate to MY SITE to see a full listing of all items, but I thought I would tell you a few of mine since some of these items are still current and waiting for you to purchase! 

To start, and the item that pleases me to no end...the Detailed Floral Thinlits as I know this is on some of your wish lists!  How would you like to pay $14.50 instead of $29?  Yes, you heard me....HALF OFF!!!  Here are a couple of samples we have created at class recently:

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Using this thinlit with a Downy sheet makes it so easy!!!  I myself was shocked that you could get such an amazing deal on this set!  And how about the Merry Tags stamp set and framelits?  Those too have been popular, just take a look at these projects!  

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These are easy to turn into tags and pairing them with the copper paper....so beautiful!  I can also share...the copper paper is being held over to the new catalog!  I cannot tell you how many sheets of this gorgeous paper I have used in the last 2 months! Have you tried running it thru the Big Shot with an embossing folder of your choice?  Think old time tin ceilings....  :)

Last but not least is the most adorable little tin you have ever seen.  Yes, you want this...well, you need this.  LOL 

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 The tin of cards is featured in the Homemade for the Holidays catalog and will be closing out its appears...on sale!  You can get this tin with all the supplies needed to make 30 of the cutiest tags ever....for $16.80.  Yep, that is less than $.60 a tag!!!!  I also fell in love with the coordinating stamp set by the same name, Tin of Tags Stamp set so let's take a look at it:

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What I love about this set is the versatility!  The Surprise, Go Ahead and Tear it Open or Special Delivery can be used for a birthday or any occasion!  Just think of what you could do!  Are you excited?!?!?  I hope so and I will increase that happiness.  Everyone who places any kind of order the month of December, will be put into a drawing for a brand new stamp set coming in January!!  Yes, that could be you!  So please, don't wait, go check out all the sales HERE and below are a few of my favorite things.  :)  Happy shopping and remember, some are only available while supplies last. 

Have a great day!

Deseree 


Last day to get some great deals!! (the magnetic platform?!??!?)

Yep, the last day could be the best day yet of our beloved Online Extravaganza sale event!  Do you have a Big Shot?  If you do, you NEED the magnetic platform!  It will be 35% OFF!!!  I know it has made using our framelits so much easier and I know I could not be without it.  If you have any questions on how it works, please let me know.

Here are the items that are going to be available starting Sunday evening and going till Monday night:

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At our class last weekend, we used the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and it is so gorgeous!  It is easy to replicate for your upcoming Christmas cards so let's take a look:

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A little silver ribbon and you are good to go!  I just saw a wedding invitation using this set for upcoming nuptials in January, and oh my, it was beautiful!  Let's take a look at what Stampin Up! came up with using this stamp set and punch:

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Never would I have thought of using shades of pink but it came out so pretty!  What do you think?

So those are my two FAVORITE ITEMS that will be on sale tomorrow for your shopping pleasure!  I also thought I should call attention to a few items that are on sale thru Monday that I personally use a lot and so excited to get the extra discount!  (I purchased 4 packages of pearls alone!)  LOL  Here are those items: 

Supply List

 
I can't believe we are at the end of our greatest sale, but you still have time to get your favorites or surprise your favorite stamper with some stampin goodies!  That is all for now and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!
 
Deseree

And it starts TODAY!!!!

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Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it! For one week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalog retiring list. You won’t want  to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!  Here are the items that are available for today ONLY: 

Supply List

 
I don't know about you but I shop better with pictures.  :)  I know some that attended class this weekend only saw the list so let's look at all the pictures, shall we?  Here we go!
 

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 WOW, right?  There will be one more day of special sales a week from today and will work on getting pictures of that too!  If you have any questions, please let me know and I will do my very best to get to you as quickly as possible.  Some of the items are only available while supplies last so it would be best to go to my site and get your order in as soon as possible.  If you would like to take a chance and order something small, I am ordering tonight(Monday evening) after 9 pm so let me know. 
 
If I don't see or talk to you before Thursday, please have a blessed and grateful Thanksgiving holiday!  I know Michael and I extremely grateful to be hosting family and friends so I cannot wait!  Have a wonderful day!
 
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Deseree
 

It's not too late to think about a great gift to give!

Hello my friends!  How is October treating you?  I have to say, the weather in MN has been unseasonably warm so there are no complaints here!  

So I have some exciting news to share with you all, did you have fun on National Cardmaking Day?  I was crafting with a friend making paper flowers and let me tell you, we had so much fun crafting, laughing and telling stories!  I am a firm believer that time with a dear friend is the best therapy EVER!!! So back to the exciting news....First, you have one more day to get some amazing sale items from Stampin Up!, have you seen them?  Let me share:

 

What excites me the most about these specials has to be the Designer Tin of Cards!  Have you ever had that friend or family member that you want to give a gift to, but they have EVERYTHING?!?!?  Well they don't have handmade cards made by you!  Yes, this makes the best gift ever!! This fun printed tin gives you plenty of room to store the cards that you make from this kit, plus room for more. Kit includes tin and enough card bases, accents, and envelopes for 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs. How cool is that?  The only thing you need is a little bit of ink and a stamp set of choice.  Easy, peasy!  I also love the Envelope punch board - did you know you can make 60 different sized envelopes?!?!?  Awesome!!  These special prices are valid thru October 5th so get them while you can!

Second - how about some FREE Designer Series Paper?  Yes, I said FREE!!  Check out this special:

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Have you seen the drop dead gorgeous Designer Series Paper that Stampin Up! offers?  Let's take a look at the packages you can choose from:

 

Now it is REALLY hard to pick a favorite, right? I am still loving Floral Boutique and By the Shore.  I think both offer versatile that is second to none!  I also have a great gift giving project that features some of these beautiful papers:

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I had so much fun making these - what do you think?  I cannot wait to see what you can come up with using our beautiful Designer Series Paper!  This special is available thru October 31st so get your favorites at a great price!  Until next time!

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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:
 
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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:
 
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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
 

Please don't let this one pass you by

So the wind is different, Fall is just around the corner which is my FAVORITE season!  Pumpkin Spice, crisp fall leaves and the smell of harvest in the air.  How about you?  What's your favorite season?  The only problem is Fall in Minnesota never lasts long enough so we need to take in every single minute that it is here!  :) 

I have been busy playing with the beautiful stamp set call Thoughtful Branches, you know me and trees....I just love them!

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I was out cruising on Pinterest and found some amazing work by Marelle Taylor.  I fell in love with her green card for the simplicity but felt it needed just a little more so I added the embossing on my version:

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This card could be changed for Birthdays, Thanks You or a Just Because card.  Sometime I find my most favorite creations are the ones with simple and clean designs that took little effort, would you agree?  Here is a closer look at the Fall version from the stamp set:

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The leaves of the tree are created by adding ink to my stamp, then spritz the stamp with water and  stamping on watercolor paper.  This technique will give a watercolor painting look without having to be an artist.  Don't you love what the gold foil Acetate gives the card?!??  Another piece of texture and a burlap knot to finish.  Here is one last design:

Blessed tree

This one was using the front AND the back view of the Foil Designer Acetate.  Leave it to Stampin Up! to give us gold AND silver in the same package of DSP!  I also used a new greeting stamp set from the NEW Holiday Catalog called Paisleys & Posies.  Have you seen the new Holiday Catty?!?!  It is gorgeous and have preordered 3 different times from it already!!!  LOL  If you need a copy of your own, please let me know and I will get you a copy.

I hope this inspires you to purchase the Thoughtful Branches stamp set or the Beautiful Branches Thinlits to make your own masterpieces featuring these beautiful trees!  Go ahead and get the bundle and have twice the fun!  (You know you deserve it!)  Remember, this bundle is only available till August 31st so time is ticking.  Don't let it pass you by!

Have a great day stampers!

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?

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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:

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

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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!

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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