Sunday, May 31, 2015

Father's Day Card

Here is one of the cards we'll be making on Sunday, June 7th.  I hope you can make our card class!

For this card, we're using a combination of sets.  One is Work Of Art, the other is Wetlands.  We're also using the Happy Father's Day stamp from a prior Paper Pumpkin Kit (so is the designer paper!).  I will show you how to make the banner, either using our NEW (on June 2nd) Banner punch or here, I used one of our framelits from the Circle Card framelit set.  I didn't have enough of the candy dots for everyone in class, so I improvised and used my Owl Punch and created three dots and placed with glue dots.

Let me know what you think of this card!

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Important Catalog information that I wanted to share.....

The sales periods for the 2014-2015 Annual catalog, the 2015 Occasions catalog, AND the 2015-2016 Annual catalog will overlap on June 2 in all markets. If there is anything you want from the 2014-2015 or 2015 Occasions catalogs, you should place your order BEFORE June 2nd.  The prices will go up on June 3rd if the items are carried over into the new 2015-2016 catalogs.  Please note the following about the transition day of June 2: 

·   All carryover items from the 2014-2015 annual catalog and 2015 occasions catalog will keep their 2014-2015 prices on June 2, while brand-new items in the 2015-2016 annual catalog will follow the 2015-2016 printed price. Beginning 3 June, all 2015-2016 pricing will take effect.

·   Current host program benefits will remain in effect on June 2. Beginning June 3, all new host benefits (Stampin' Rewards) will take effect.

·   On June 2, hosts may choose host items from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, the 2015 occasions catalog, or the 2015-2016 annual catalog.
·   Beginning June 3, hosts will no longer be able to choose host items from the 2014-2015 annual catalog or the 2015 occasions catalog, and the new Stampin' Rewards program will begin.

·   On June 2, all Online Store categories will be replaced with new categories in support of the 2015-2016 Annual catalog. The new categories will contain NEW and CARRYOVER items in the 2015-2016 Annual catalog. All other items will be searchable and orderable, but not categorized. The Retiring Products category and any remaining available items will be active through June 2.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

June's Card Class

I hope that you will be able to join my June 7th card class.  Here is a snapshot of the cards we'll be making.  Can you see the new products that we'll be using?  

Please leave your comments below.  If you are planning on attending this card class, please RSVP by June 3rd so I have enough supplies cut for class.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Just before leaving, my sister and I did one of our de-stashing events.  When she came to visit me two years ago, we went through my things and she went home with lots of stuff from my stash.

It's only fair that I got to do the same (but I did tell her it wasn't necessary!).  So here's a picture of Marilyn going through one of her many cases of stash!

I came home with just as much as I left with!  Lots of post it notes for using around the house, saving my good ones for crafts; as well as notebooks, borders, etc.  Did I mention glitter and lots of other bling?  

Well, now I have some new things to schedule a Paper Towel Roll Scrapbook class!  

Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Our Hallett Bags

On our first night of crafting, I couldn't wait to show Marilyn how to make the Hallett Bag.  There is a video that I will post at the bottom of this post that shows you how to make them.  I brought the cardstock, designer series paper, sticky tape and the butterfly framelits.  Let me know what you think!

Marilyn's Bag
Making her cards to match the bag.

Marilyn with one card above and all four cards with bag below.

As promised, here is a link to Youtube for Caroline Hallett

Be sure to let me know what you think!  If you chose to make one of these, please share!  If you'd like a class on making a bag with four cards, let me know this too!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Here are this week's deals from Stampin' Up!  If you love ribbon and twine on your cards and projects, they are on sale!  If you love the Painted Blooms designer paper, it too is marked down.  Let me know if you have any questions or need any help with your projects!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Another Fun Evening with Marilyn

Today I'm posting more pictures of things I was teaching my sister, Marilyn.  If you see something you would like to learn, drop me a line so I can schedule a class!

Here, we are playing with a retired Sale-A-Bration flower, Lotus Blossom.  Although this is retired, the concept can be done with any flower stamp set that you may have.  

We used the same ink, but stamped off twice for the first stamp, then stamped off once and stamped, and the third stamp was full ink.  This created the ombre effect of these flowers.  

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Me and My Sisters

I have no crafting for today, but wanted to share a little about me.  Here is a picture that was taken on Friday, May 15th.  What a surprise that my oldest sister, Linda and her husband, John, drove 4 hours from New Jersey to spend a few hours with us since I'd flown to Pennsylvania from Missouri.  

Another surprise was when my sister, Kathleen and her husband Chuck were able to stop in, too, so we could all four be together for a short visit.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

New 2015-2016 Idea and Product Catalogs

Hopefully you have received your annual catalogs by now!  If not, stop by Desiree's Craftroom and pick your's up today!  

Hopefully, I will have some time to create some items with my preorder.  I can only create and share those projects.  Once June 3rd is here, I can start sharing the actual products!  

Happy Crafting!


Friday, May 22, 2015

Weekly Deals

I was out of town when these were posted. . . Here are this week's deals.  Don't forget to check the Clearance Rack as well before closing your order.  Please use hostess code:  HKYVKRNE when placing your order.  

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Class

I have another Perpetual Birthday Calendar class scheduled for this Saturday, May 23rd, from 2-5 pm.  You're welcome to come to Desiree's Craftroom and create your calendar with me!

I've been out of town for ten days with limited access to a computer.  I have a lot of pictures that I want to share with you, that I took of the projects my sister, Marilyn, and I worked on while I visited with her.  

Here are a couple of shots of Marilyn using her blender pens.  We're using ink from inside the cover of our ink pads.

Here we are using the aqua painters, learning how to control the pressure when squeezing water out with our ink to color.  Some people love the aqua painters and others don't.  

Come back tomorrow to see what we did with cardstock, brads, and designer paper!

Happy crafting!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Weekly Deals for May 12-May18, 2015

Here are this week's deals!  Markers, punch, ribbons, embossing folders -- WOW!  And Designer Series Paper too!  If placing an order with me, please use this hostess code:  HKYVKRNE.  Check out our Clearance Rack, and retiring items as well.  Let me know if you  have any questions!

I'm in York, Pennsylvania, visiting with my sister.  She is the one that got my creative juices flowing like a wild river -- which is why I'm a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  I cannot have enough ribbons, designer papers, or colors--whether it's markers, ink pads, or cardstock. 

Paper Pumpkin Special!

Sharing the good news—new subscribers can get 50% off their first two months when they sign up before June 10! Promo code: SAVE50

Fine Print - this is only for NEW customers.  If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up.  With this great deal, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!
Offer Dates: May 12-June 10, 2015
Offer Details: Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).
Sign up here:

 Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.

 You need to visit to join.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!   I wish each and every mom a day filled with shared memories with your children. 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May Paper Pumpkin - 24 Hour Deal ends tonight!

Stampin' Up! just announced an incredible deal on Paper Pumpkin!

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Stampin' Up! just announced an incredible deal on Paper Pumpkin! 
They did a livestream tonight to show off the new May kit and then announced an incredible deal if you are new to Paper Pumpkin.
Here’s what they shared:
1.    MEGA deal alert! For 24 hours only, new subscribers can sign up for just $5 (shipping included) for their first month! Go to and enter promo code 24HOURS. Hurry—this offer expires tomorrow night at 6:50 PM (MT). Best time to join EVER! 
For new subscribers only, not valid on prepaid subscriptions. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. Offer ends May 9, 2015 at 6:50 PM (MT).After the first month, the fun will continue for just $19.95 USD/$24.95 CAD a month (shipping included). You can cancel anytime~
2.    The May kit! That’s right—they previewed this month’s kit. It is uh-MAY-zing! You do want to miss this one. Trust me. 

Happy Crafting!


Friday, May 8, 2015

Cute Mother's Day Card

Here is a card I designed for Mother's day.  I CASEd (Copy and Share Everything!) from another demonstrator who posted her card to Facebook.  If you recognize this design, let me know so I can give YOU credit!

This card can be for any occasion -- some of the items I used are retiring so I will mark those items.  This means the items are retiring on June 2, 2015 so if you want to order these items, you need to do so before June 2, 2015.

Whisper White Card Stock 5-1/2 X 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
Daffodil Delight Card Stock  4 X 5-1/4
All Abloom Designer Paper Stack 3-3/4 X 5
Whisper White 3-1/2 X 4-3/4

I ran my smaller whisper white through the big shot, using my magnetic platform and my Butterfly Thinlits.  These are available in the new catalog as well.  Once I cut my butterfly out, I ran the cardstock through again, using the Perfect Polka Dots (Retiring) embossing folder.   I then wrapped my ribbons (Mossy Meadow is retiring as is the Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon) around my white embossed layer.  Put all the layers together using adhesive.  I then popped the butterfly I cut out onto the negative space with glue dots.  

Stamp verse on scrap white cardstock and punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Then I took some scrap Daffodil Delight cardstock and punched out with the Modern Label Punch (retiring).  Adhere the verse using adhesive and then I popped the modern label piece with dimensionals.  

I hope you enjoy today's card!  

Friday, May 8, 2015

Wow!  It has been a long time since I've posted on this blog.  I'm trying something new and hope to be able to post while I'm out of town.  Here are Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals which end on Monday night!  Please use Hostess Code HKYVKRNE, when placing your on line order!