Stampin' Up! has just released the list of retiring products and many Last Chance Products are on sale! Now is the time to get those last items off your wish list ordered before they are gone.
My Top 5 Retirement List Tips:
1) In Colors: All 2019-2021 In Color inks, paper, and embellishments are retiring. These items usually sell out quickly so don't forget to add ink refills and extra cardstock for your craft stash. You don't want to miss having these gorgeous colors in your collection!
2) Stamps vs. Accessories: Retiring stamps are available through May 3rd. All other retiring items such as; bundles, paper, embellishments, dies are only available while supplies last, so you don't want to wait and miss out.
3) Bundles: Bundles, with their 10% savings, all retire! Even if the bundle items carryover to the next catalog the discount does not so save on bundles while you can. Bundles are only available while supplies last.
4) Online Ordering: Your best bet for grabbing items before they sell out is to order online! I'm always happy to help and place orders for you, but the delay could mean items you want won't be available.
5) Host Rewards: Exclusive Host Reward stamp sets also retire. If your order qualifies for host rewards, you may want to select those stamps. You can also apply your Host Rewards to the cost of your Starter Kit. When you join between April 1 and May 3 you get early access to add new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog preorder items in your Starter Kit!
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Fine Art Floral Suite
Let your inner artist loose with fun stamping techniques! The Fine Art Floral suite is the perfect combination of whimsical watercolor floral and glamorous gold accents. You will love all the ways you can use the Gilded Leafing Embellishments to create a unique effect much different from gold heat embossing or gold foil sheets.
This card combines stamping on Designer Series Paper with the Gilded Leafing Embellishment to create a colorful card with rich texture and a touch of gold glam.
Gilded Fine Art Floral Card
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Art Gallery Bundle (#156227)
Art Gallery stamp set (#154421)
Floral Gallery dies (#154316)
Merry Merlot (#146979), Basic White (#159276), Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (#154558)
VersaMark (#102283, Merry Merlot (#147112)
Stampin' SEAL (#152813), Foam Adhesive Sheets (#152815), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430), Mini Glue Dots (#103683)
Wild Rose Dies (#149547), Heat Tool (#129053), Take Your Pick Tool (#144107)
Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins (#152477), Gilded Leafing (#154560), 3/8" (1 Cm) Fine Art Ribbon (#154561), Heat & Stick Powder (#156110)
TIPS: The Gilded Leafing is packed tightly in the container and is super light so it can "float" around easily. Open the container carefully and consider storing the leafing in a larger storage container with a lid. This makes the leafing easier to use and also easier to return excess leafing once done.
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Hello my friends! So sorry I have been absent from my blog, but I have been lighting up Facebook! Please come find me @desereesdoodles if you are a Facebook user.
With everything that is happening in the world today, I thought it was time to break my silence and just share some thoughts. First and foremost, I hope that you are safe and with loved ones. I hope you have your health and a roof over your head. I hope you have food on the table and love in your heart. If you have all of those, be thankful because that is something. We are in uncharted waters here, every day is a new challenge and I don't know about you, but that is so hard to get use to. Uncertainty is never fun or easy, but I trust in the Lord that he has this, there is a reason for it and I leave it to Him. What is in my control is how I can do my part to make this better for those that can't.
One of the hardest part of this virus is the affect it has on our seniors that should be graduating this year. #classof2020strong Can you imagine having the last 4 months of that first right of passage being taken away? No do overs, it's just not going to happen. I cannot get my head around that one. The worst part? All they can do is sit and think about it - everything they are missing. So, what can I do to help? I came up with an idea to create a journal book for 3 special senior ladies that need some extra love. This book will allow them to journal the good, and hopefully get their minds off the bad AND they DO have a wonderful future to look forward to. Here is how the book looks:
The measurement of the covers are 5 inch x 5 inch which was made from recycled cardboard that we get behind our beautiful DSP (Designers Series Paper) from Stampin Up!, and a piece of 6 inch x 6 inch piece of DSP in your school's colors. I was surprised how well our Stampin Up! colors fit what I needed! If you want to see how I covered these, please watch my Facebook video too see how this is done:
I used Thick Whisper White card stock (item 140272) cut at 4 1/2 inches x 4 1/2 inches for each page of the book. I have also included a link to the cards I made for the inside of the book. The cards vary in size, but all fit on each page, promise. Here is a link to download those cards:
I am hoping these beautiful ladies have fun with this exercise of journaling their thought, and look back and see the good that did happen when they were seniors. I am hoping for a little smile too.
I hope I have inspired you to create a memory journal of your own. This would be great for a wedding gift, a special landmark birthday, the birth of a baby - just about anything! So many possibilities to keep us active during our time of social distancing to protect those around us. Stay safe my friends - this too, shall pass. Any questions, please ask.
Have a great day!
Hello my friend – can you believe it is July already?!?!? Summers go so fast and hope you are enjoying the sunshine when we do get it. I have a few opportunities I want you to be aware of because July is going to be quite exciting for us crafters.
To start, I am going to offer my first paper share, what is a paper share you ask? You get a lot, for a much smaller price. If you have been loving the new Designer Series Papers, (whatever you like to call it, I prefer ‘pretty printed paper’) from the new catalog, you are not the only one. They are over the top gorgeous! If you have not, check out pages 165, 166 and 167. If you don’t have a book, let me know, I can help with that.
You will get a sampling from all 13 packages, for a much smaller investment. This will enable you to sample them all, then come back and purchase more of the ones you really love. If you were to order all packs of paper on your own, that would be $184.98 so you are getting a quite the deal and a way to sample them all at once. Here are the details:
I want it all!
-Includes 12 sheets (6” x 6”) of the following paper packs:
Woven Threads Bird Ballad Come Sail Away
Magnolia Lane Dinoroar Mosaic Mood Specialty
Garden Lane Perennial Essences Noble Peacock print foil
Follow Your Art See A Silhouette
-Because of packaging quantities, the following 2 are a little different:
Noble Peacock foil sheets – 6 sheets
Pressed Petals Specialty – 24 sheets!
This will give you 162 sheets of infinite possibilities!!
Cost: $50 (does not include postage if you are not local)
This group will also include 2 card ideas using the paper, as well as 4 templates on how to cut your sheets to maximize the use of your new 6 x 6 sheets. (Whoa….that is a lot of goodness packed in one offering!!)
Please email/text/call before 7/10/18 if you are interested.
Coming July 1st
Would you like to join my team so you can stamp with me, enjoy the discount with me and get exclusive access to the crafting supplies you adore, with me?!?!? Yep, Stampin Up! wants to welcome you in a BIG WAY in July and August! Come join my Krumm Cake group of stampers – no need to hold parties, sell on- line or in person – just do it for the discount and join an amazing group of passionate stampers! Here are the details:
Yep – it’s back!! (Yay!!) Never heard of Bonus Days? Let me share the details because it’s a great way to get more stampin supplies with less funds from your pocket! For every $50 you spend between July 1 and July 31, (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31. There is no limit to how many you can earn, so this is a great way to knock off that ‘I want list’ with a less dough from your pocket! I guess we could call this Christmas in July?!? LOL
I also have a class coming up on July 13th if you want to take a little time to craft. We are just about ½ full so don’t wait, you can get your ticket here.
That is all for now, have a great rest of your day and if you have any questions, please ask! If you no longer want to receive these communications, no hard feelings, just let me know.
Have a wonderful rest of your day!!
Hello my friends! Boy do I have a treat for you! I know we are anxiously awaiting the new catalog, but let me show you a suite of products that will for sure knock your socks off:
This suite is available for a limited time only and has products you have never seen before. I know my personal favorite is the Navy ribbon accented in rose gold glitter. And the paper...It is so pretty and full of colors! This suite is all shades of Melon Mambo and Night of Navy. Here are the details of the suite which includes a die and matching stamp set, die cut accessories all ready to go and more. Here are those details:
Pretty cool right? These products are only available the month of May, or when supplies run out. You will get all the products featured above for $80 which is a great price! Which is your favorite? I wanted to include some project ideas as well and here are some of them:
Are you inspired? Please head on over to my site to get yours before they run out - you will love it! Until next time!
Hello my friends! Can you believe it's the end of April?!?! We have had some crazy weather in MN this year, one day in shorts and warm, the next day...I needed to find my winter jacket! The joys of living in the great North. LOL
So I wanted to share some exciting news with you. I had the privilege of attending OnStage hosted by Stampin' Up! in the Twin Cities, and boy did we get to see some exciting things! The best...I got my very own copy of the new annual catalog coming on June 2nd and my wish list is pretty long! We also got to use some of the new products and see A LOT of these products up close and personal!
One of the products they shared is coming VERY soon. It took over 6 years for our beloved Shelli Gardner to get to design her very own Paper Pumpkin kit! Yes, the whole kit INCLUDING the shipping box! We also got to make one of the 4 cards that will be included in this kit and it was So Shelli...let me show you:
As you see, our faithful founder has attention to details and the kit is affectionately called "Hugs From Shelli". I also snagged a photo of the stamps too:
You know me and beautiful fonts! The ink spot is Early Espresso so this kit is going to be so popular! To get in on this fun, you still have time! Navigate to Deseree's Paper Pumpkin Fan Club to get signed up. Please do so no later than May 10th to get this special one time only kit - you will love it! Paper Pumpkin is a great way to get one box of crafting goodness, delivered to your door, with all the supplies needed. (you just might need a pair of scissors but that is it!) I love getting the box every month knowing I can sit down and create without having to think about anything else but having fun with the project.
If you have any questions, please let me know. All my new subscribers get a special gift from me when you sign up. Don't wait, you know you want to.
Have a great day!
Hello my friends! I just got back from an amazing OnStage event from Stampin' Up! and let me tell you, that new catalog is so awesome!! Fresh new stamp sets, accessories that will blow your mind and the Designers Series Paper...so beautiful!! If you have ordered at least $50 from me in the last 6 months, you will be getting a catalog from me when they become available to the masses.
With the catalog, there are some changes you need to be aware of so let me outline them below:
Discontinuation of the Stampin' Trimmer
I am not going to lie...this one personal makes me sad. I LOVE this trimmer but I also know SU has been having diffeculty with the supplier of the blades, so they have made the decision to discontinue this product and all the accessories that go with it. (blades, scoring blades and replacement mats) As of June 3rd, or when stock is depleted, the trimmer will no longer be available. If you have the trimmer, I encouarge you to order blades now, and even a replacement mat so you have that for the future. SU has purchased extra blades to hopefully get us closer to the new trimming solution but I would do it now instead of later as when they are gone, they are gone.
Discontinuation of the Big Shot Machine from Stampin' Up!
First, don't panic - it just means we are no longer selling the machine. With the new catalog, you will see that it is missing, but don't think we are just leaving this line by the wayside. We have AMAZING dies, and new folders in the new catalog so get ready to see them in action. What this does mean is SU is looking into other die cutting machine solutions, but this is taking longer than they had hoped so we will need to wait on that for a bit. You know me, I have always been honest about using your coupons at the big box stores or on our beloved Amazon to get your crafting supplies when it makes sense. A Big Shot is a Big Shot wherever you buy it. Just know, our dies and embossing folders are going to work - trust me.
I also want to point out that anything with the Sizzix name from the catalog will be discontinued which does include those handy Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets we love for those detailed dies. This also includes the magnetic platform, extra plates and cutting pads. There are some current Framelits that will be carried over to the new catalog, just note that they will look just a little different, but will be the same quality of product we are used to getting from Stampin' Up! - just without the Sizzix name. I love that SU will keep being innovative and give use brand new product so be on the look out!
Discontinuation of Wood Mount and Clear Mount Stamps
When you see the retired list, you may see stamps that are carried over into the new catalog. The reason why is that we are moving ALL stamps over to either clear mount or photopolymer. For example, Rooted in Nature looks like it is being retired, but it will be back as cling mount so all is good. I myself am LOVING the new cling mount, so please ask if you have any questions.
WHEW! That was a lot of information but I wanted you to be aware. If you have ANY questions, please ask and so excited to start showing you new product! Have a great rest of your day!
Hello my stampin friends! I am so excited to share some recent cards I have created using the Best Catch bundle featured in the current Occasions catalog. This bundle is great so let's take a look:
#150605 Best Catch Bundle $43 USD
This bundle is great for those men in your life, or those woman fisher folks too! I love how there are pieces that coordinate with the stamp set, as well as those you can be creative with just on their own. I am loving the cattails!! I did a Facebook Live this week featuring this bundle and also talked about the different coloring techniques that you can use for coloring the fish. You know me, I LOVE to color! LOL Let me show you what we created:
All of the fish were either colored with watercolor pencils and a Blender pen, or an Aqua Painter with ink. Remember to use Stazon Ink for watercoloring, but Memento ink with your alcohol Blends. You will thank me! These techniques can look so different and fun to use when creating views from nature. Which is your favorite?
I also shared a 3D project which was a fishing basket with a lure made out of ribbon. I LOVED how the lure turned out. Here is view of the basket:
Every now and then, I like to try a challenge and this basket was that...a challenge! LOL I also experimented with creating a string of fish which could be used as little garland or finishing up on another card idea. So much possibilities with this bundle.
If you have any questions, please ask or simply use the "shop now" featured on this site to get your bundle. Would love to see what you create...Until next time!
Hello my friends! I hope you are having a great day wherever you are - I think Spring might actually make it to Minnesota after all!
I can't believe we are in the final month of Saleabration 2019! This time of year is my favorite because of a few things:
- I get to write FREE on a lot of your orders..I love it you guys!! For every $50 spent, you get to pick a free item from the Saleabration items which you can see here. There is no limit so that means a lot of you capitalize on this which is great, who doesn't love FREE?!?!
- My hostesses are EXTREMELY happy because orders and parties over $250 will yield you an extra $25 in hostess credits! For example, if you collect $250 in orders, that will give you a $50 shopping spree from anything you want from the current product offering! Pretty great for getting products you LOVE!
- Those that join my team - and let me tell you, it is a pretty amazing team of stampers! You will be paying $99 for $175 worth of product, anything your heart desires! If you have a wish list that just keeps growing, this is your way to knock it out! We also have a new offering this year where you can choose to get an exclusive SU tote for just an extra $30! Look at this beauty:
Our team has a private Facebook page where we share, chat and learn from eachother 24/7. We have regular team meetings where you can come to my house and stamp or join online from the comfort of your home. We also have some honorary members we have picked up along the way, so our group is truly amazing to learn from! Because Stampin Up was so kind in naming a color so close to my name, well, we just had to call ourselves the Krumm Cakes since that color is also one of my favorites! Getting to be part of a team, having access to a great discount on your favorite crafting supplies and seeing new product before anyone else, are just a few benefits of joining the SU family. There is absolutely no commitment to stay after you receive your starter kit, but just know you are going to love it and want to stay. I have never looked back at my decission to join SU over 13 years ago.
So as we approach the end of a wonderful time of year for crafters, know that I truly appreciate each and everyone of my customers and team members. Because of you, I can share what I love each and every day of the year!
Have a great day my friends!
Hello my stampin friends! I hope you have found me on Facebook to keep current but I am going to try my best to keep things current here too, so you are well informed.
We are in the final month of Saleabration 2019 and boy has it been popular!! We have already had a few things completely out of stock, but there is still more to be had! One of my personal favorites is the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. (Say that two times really fast!!) This folder is so beautiful and easy to use. Below are some projects I created during my Facebook Live that I would like show you:
All 4 cards were using this folder in different ways! The first two were simply running the cardstock thru the Big Shot with the folder, then using a sponge dauber to apply color lightly to the raised portion of the paper. (I used Fresh Fig ink and cardstock for both)
The first of the second photo was using the same technique, just switching up the colors. Where are all my Gray Granite fans?!?!? This one is so striking in person and great for any occasion. The last in this series was using Whisper White cardstock with the folder, then coloring some of the images with and aqua painter, and the other images using our Blends markers. This one was not my favorite to being with, but when it was done and paired with Pineapple Punch for the base, it grew on me!
As you can see, embossing folders can give you so much to work with, they are a must for your crafting adventures. Keep in mind, Dynamics folders are going to give you more depth because they are thicker, but our standard folders get the job done too.
If you would like to see me create the card step by step, you can do so here.
Thanks for stopping by today and let me know if you have any questions.
Have a wonderful day!!