Saturday, December 16, 2017

Are You Ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas?  If not, stop by Desiree's Craftroom located inside the Branson Mill Craft Village today!  I have a lot of different stocking stuffers for kids of all ages!  

Today I'm having an Explosion Scrapbook class at 1 pm.  

I'll still be able to visit with you, so stop in!

Happy Crafting,


Monday, December 11, 2017

Mini Cups

I had a customer come in wanting 12 mini cups and stands. I only had 4 ready for purchase, so I had to go into high gear to get 12 made as quickly as possible.  She really liked the green papers from the retired Wintergreen Designer Series Paper so I used up the rest of this paper to make these. 

Here they are all wrapped up, waiting for their goodies to be added.  The handmade gift tags were placed inside for the customer to fill out. 

Happy Crafting,


Sunday, December 10, 2017


Get out your wish list and tell Santa what you would like.  Take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING offer starting at 12 am (MT), Monday, December 11th.  Ends at Midnight (MT) December 11th--only 24 hours!

Be sure to check out the Year End Sales and the Clearance Rack before closing your order!  Also, when placing your order, please use  hostess code:  3NK3FY4C

Be sure to contact me or have your Santa contact me to place your wish list items!

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Desiree's Craftroom Update!

It's been a crazy couple of days!  I've been trying to get my inventory up so my shelves don't look so bare!  

There is a lot going on with Stampin' Up!  Be sure to log in and reserve your Stamparatus today, if you haven't already.  Remember to have your credit card on hand.  Here's the link to order yours.  On the right side, you will see a Click Here for the Stamparatus -- log in with your Stampin' Up! account.

You should also check our year end Sales Event.  Not all the items will be carried over through January, so get your list out and double check those "MUST HAVEs."

Friday, I worked on Corner Bookmarks and posted progress on Twitter and Instagram.  If you're not following me there, just look for Desiree'sCrafts.  

It's easier for me to post during the day from my phone on progress updates.  I'll try to get ahead of things and post more often here.  For today, enjoy these pretty corner bookmarks.  

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Reserve Yours Today!

Stampin' Up! has opened the second and only window to pre-order your Stamparatus.  For the whole month of December, starting TODAY, you can log in and reserve yours.  Your next opportunity won't come until the new catalog comes out in June!  

WINDOW OPENS at 2PM (MT), Dec 5th.

Visit my original post here to see what is so fantastic about our new Stamparatus.  I will have mine available for you to use in my classes sometime in March.  

Have your login information handy and a credit card out to reserve your STAMPARATUS today!

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Stocking Stuffers, Anyone?

If you need some stocking stuffer ideas, here are the tags I made for my Hershey Nugget Trays. 

I used retired Stampin' Up! designer series papers; some current and retired stamp sets; and parts of a kit from a few years back to help with inspiration! 

I also still have some of the Candy Canes dressed up as well.  All of these are available in my store at the Branson Mill Craft Village.  Stop in and see me soon!  

And of course, I do the Hershey Bar Wraps!

If you're not local and want to get some of these or want kits so you can make them yourself, drop me a line.  

These are just some of the ideas that you can help Santa with filling up those stockings!  After all, everyone loves chocolate, right?

Happy Crafting,


Friday, December 1, 2017

Year End List

The Year End list has been updated.  Visit my online store by clicking the Shop Now button on the left side of this page,  just below my catalogs!  When you get to my on line store, click Shop Now and you will be able to select the discounted or the retiring products links.

Remember, when placing your order, we're using a new hostess code:  3NK3FY4C

Also, all discounted items are while supplies last!!

Happy Crafting,


Year End Sales Event

Are you excited? Stampin' Up! is wishing 2017 a fond farewell by throwing a Year-End Sales Event in its honor!  Starting today, December 1st, you'll be smiling over special deals on select retiring and surplus items while supplies last.

The Year-End Sales Event will run from December 1, 2017, to January 2, 2018, and supplies are limited.

Starting today, you can place your order via my Online Store by clicking the Shop Now button at the top of my Facebook page, Desiree's Craftroom. Remember to use the Host Code:  3NK3FY4C

So get ready to take advantage of these deals before they disappear! 

Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, November 29, 2017


A big "Thank You" goes to Barb, Jean, Peggy and Marilyn for joining me last night at the Branson Community Center for card class.  We made two box cards and everyone had a lot of fun.  

I will be offering this card class again in January at the Community Center -- check my Upcoming Events.

I am keeping December open just for you!  Stop in at your convenience and make Christmas Cards or handmade Christmas gifts for those special people in your life!

Happy Crafting,


Monday, November 27, 2017


Today only, Stampin' Up! is giving you FREE SHIPPING on all orders -- large or small!  

Items you may need to stock up on are trimmer blades, cardstock, designer series papers, ribbons, dimensionals. . . and the list goes on!  

Please use the Hostess code in the lower left corner of image for your orders!

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Online Extravaganza Coming to an End

Because these deals include a limited variety of products, Stampin' Up! has decided to end the Online Extravaganza on November 26th.  To make things even more enticing, we will get FREE Shipping all day, November 27th, for all orders!  Be sure to check your wish list and then on Cyber Monday, get free shipping!  

Remember to use hostess code, G7HUVS4M, when placing your order.  

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

From my family to yours, we wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.  

Monday, November 20, 2017

Week Long Stampin' Up! Deals

Okay, so there's more to shout out about!  Here is a list of items that are on sale throughout the week.  Be sure to double check your wish list and take advantage of these sales!  

Please use Hostess Code: G7HUVS4M when placing your order.  And please, don't hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Happy Crafting,


Sunday, November 19, 2017

24-Hour On-Line Extravaganza

I don't normally post on Sundays, but I wanted to give you a heads up!  Get your wish lists out, and double check with this list of stamps that are on sale -- ONE day only, November 20th.  Click here and click Shop Now.  Remember to place your order early!  Also, please use Hostess Code:  G7HUVS4M

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Today's the Day!

RESERVE NOW for the November 16-30, 2017 reservation window with delivery on or around February 1, 2018. The reservation window opens at 2:00 PM (MT) TODAY!. While supplies last.

You will need to log in with your Stampin' Up! account.  You will also need your credit card -- it will not be charged until your product ships!

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

Make multiples with ease
Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Be sure to reserve yours today!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fall In Love With Stamping!

THE STAMPARATUS IS COMING! One of the biggest moments of On-Stage events is learning what new products are becoming available.  This past weekend, CEO Sara Douglass introduced the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus stamp positioning tool. Those in attendance were over the moon with the possibilities and genius put into making this the best stamp positioning tool on the market.

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

Make multiples with ease
Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
2 magnets to hold the paper in place
Magnet storage areas underneath

This Stampin’ Up! video demonstration gives you an up close look at the features and benefits of the Stamparatus.

I’ve gotta have a Stamparatus. How do I get in line?

Reserve now for the November 16 – 30, 2017 reservation window with delivery on or around February 1, 2018. The reservation window opens at 2:00 PM (MT) on November 16. While supplies last.

Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
You may participate in multiple reservation windows.  
1 tool per customer per reservation window.
In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

Have more questions? 

This will make stamping so fun for those who have trouble with stamping straight or not pressing hard enough.  And no rocking the blocks!!

Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Our Veterans

H A P P Y    V E T E R A N S   D A Y 
to all our veterans!  Be sure to thank a Veteran for their service and sacrifice.  

I worked 32 years for the DOD and VA Healthcare system so the veterans hold a very special place in my heart.  

Today's share is a card I started on in September to show my appreciation to our veterans.  It took a while and lots of configuration, but I got them done!

Here's the Flag that pops up when opening the card.

And here's the front of the card completely done!

Instructions coming soon -- things have been kind of hectic with this being Veterans' Week here in Branson.  

I hope you enjoy today's share!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

I hope you have a safe and fun Halloween! 

Starting tomorrow, Stampin' Up! is releasing our new Stampin' Blends!  These are new alcohol markers that make coloring so much easier.  And with the color remover, you can remove your darker color for a lighter shade.  These are wonderful for floral, birds, leaves, etc!  

Stop in today and check the new blends out!

 Happy Crafting,


Friday, October 27, 2017

Gift Boxes

Here are some cute little gift boxes I made for Christmas.  Imagine receiving one of these with a ring, earrings, or a necklace in it?  You'd never guess what was inside.  

This first one I used the new Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Papers.  I used a retired stamp set, White Christmas, for the words and snow flakes.  

This box is made using the same papers!

And this box is made using retired designer series papers and stamp sets.

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Pizza Box Scrapbook

Here is another project Paula, Pam and I worked on. This is new and I felt like I needed to have more than one on the shelf! I used the new Stampin' Up! Pizza boxes to make these. I can't wait to make some more 3X3 cards to put inside some of these! For today, though, here is a scrapbook!

You get 8 boxes for $6 (144645)!! And Stampin' Up! has the 3X3 white envelopes (145829) (40 envelopes for $9.00) in the Holiday Catalog as well! You may want to stock on up both of these items if you fall in love with the pizza box! My inspiration came from Pinterest and fellow demonstrators.

We used the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Papers (144621) on this project.

And if you received your October Paper Pumpkin, you will see this kit coordinates with this DSP.

Happy Crafting!


Monday, October 23, 2017

Shout Out to Paula and Pam

First, a big shout of THANKS to Paula and Pam for stopping in and helping me play this weekend! I had a fabulous time. Here's one of the items we put together. I have two kits available using a variety of colors. This one I made specifically for fall.

I repurposed the thicker cardboard from Stampin' Up! Specialty Designer Series papers and cut them down to size. I used retired Designer Series Papers for this project.

Creating the explosion portion of this scrapbook is easy once you do a couple of them. This is now ready for pictures and journaling!

Contact me with questions or comments! I love hearing from you.

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Stampin' Blends

Do you remember the Stampin' Up! Blendabilities?  These were alcohol markers that we used in some of our projects four years ago!  Well, the manufacturer had issues with the tips drying out and Stampin' Up! pulled the product lined.  

Are you ready for November?  We now have Stampin' Up! new product -- Stampin' Blends. These will be available to you on November 1st!  When we received notice these were coming and we were given the opportunity to purchase, I was hesitant to share.  Why?  Because the customer availability date was UNKNOWN!  Now we can share and play so you can purchase these in November!

Stop in my store, Desiree's Craftroom, located inside the Branson Mill Craft Village to see a demonstration on our new Stampin' Blends. Already have alcohol markers? Come check ours out and compare!

I have the old Blendabilities and the new Stampin' Blends for comparison.  

I hope you will stop in and see me!

Happy Crafting,


Friday, October 13, 2017

Cone Ornaments

My Cone Wreaths that I posted a little while back were a hit!  So I had this idea to make these into ornaments.  I've done these a long time ago, so wanted to refresh the ornament.

I was sitting in the doctor's office, curling 3 inch and 2 inch squares.  For those wondering what I was doing, here is the finished products.  I used Stampin' Up! papers, the new Foil Snowflakes, and some of my favorite stamp sets.  

Here are the 2" ornaments done both ways:

If you would like to learn how to make these, contact me to schedule a class.  In this class, I would have you make two ornaments -- one with cones towards you and one with cones reversed.  I like both ways and hope you do too!

Happy Crafting,