Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ ~

Monday, June 23, 2014

Patriotic Pinwheels

I know you've heard me talk about My Paper Pumpkin, and the awesome improved kits. The June kit is a true example of just how awesome these kits are!

Here's what I found when I opened my beautiful box ~

  • Pinwheel Party 3 piece Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Double-Sided Designer Series Paper pre-cut and ready to create 24 Pinwheels!
  • 24 Sturdy Paper Red Striped Straws
  • 20 Whisper White Die Cut Banners
  • 24 Cellophane Bags
  • 24 Silver Brads
  • 24 Silver Clips
  • Small Spool of Basic Grey Baker's Twine
  • 96 Glue Dots
I was so excited, I could hardly wait to dive in and start creating! I made a couple of the adorable pinwheels, and a super fun banner!

Wouldn't you love to get a surprise crafty box in your mailbox each month? You can, and now when you subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin, you have some great options. You can choose to subscribe for just one month, to try it out.

You can choose a 3-month subscription. This subscription would make a great gift for a stamping friend, or someone interested in learning about stamping.

If you sign up for a 6-month subscription, you will save $1 off each kit each month!
Sign up for a 12-month subscription and save even more ~ $2 off each kit each month!

  • 1 month   ~  $19.95   ~ item #137858
  • 3 months  ~  $59.85   ~ item #137859
  • 6 months  ~  $113.70 ~ item #137860 ~ save $1 each month
  • 12 months ~ $215.40 ~ item #137861 ~ save $2 each month
Already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? You can still purchase a Prepaid Subscription and save!
Contact me today to get your subscription started or visit ~

Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Share Your Passion

Almost two months, but here I am finally posting to my blog again!

Stampin' Up! has been the best thing that I have ever done for myself personally. I am really a fairly shy person, but when it come to sharing Stampin' Up! something explodes inside me, and I can talk about it with just about anyone, forever! Honestly, I'm sure some people probably get tired of hearing about it!

When I was young, I always dreamed of being a Teacher. Funny thing, I never really "liked" school. In many ways, through Stampin' Up! I am fulfilling that dream. I am teaching others how to find the creativity within themselves. I can't express how gratifying it is to see the smiles, and hear the squeals and oohs and aahs, when someone realizes how easy it is to create with Stampin' Up! I have a lovely, talented Team that I truly enjoy mentoring and sharing my passion of stamping. As a team, we learn from each other and share what we learn with others.

I would love to share my passion with you, and Stampin' Up! is making that easier than ever! Through June 30, 2014, you can join my Team for just $50. You customize your Starter Kit and choose $55 of the products that you want to start your business. You will also receive your Business Supplies (a $65 value) and a Free Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Contact me today, so you can begin sharing your passion of stamping!

Here's my card for today. This uses a lot of new products!
The patterned paper is from one of my favorite items; Designer Series Paper Packs. This one is called Moonlight. They come with 48 sheets of double-sided paper, 4-1/2" x 6-1/2", the perfect size for card making and scrapbooking. The card stock colors are Lost Lagoon, and Basic Grey. The flowers were stamped with Hello Honey and punched out with the Petite Petal Punch. I love the coordinating stamps and punches!

Here is a project I created back in 2009. These products have retired, but I can still "Live With Passion".

Thanks for stopping by today ~
Debbie D.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

To Laugh or to Cry?

Photo: Well, here it is...the stack of stamp sets that won't be returning to my shelves. This doesn't even include the sets that may not return from the 2 seasonal catalogs! Trying not to be sad...focusing on the fact that I'm sure the new products will be AWESOME!!!

Holy cow! This is one big stack of retiring stamp sets I just pulled from my shelves! I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I laugh, because every year I tell myself that I'm not going to buy everything. As you can see that didn't work out well! I cry, because there are some really great sets here that I've grown to love. But then, all I have to do is think about the new catalog coming soon, and all the awesome new stamps and accessories I'm soon to fall in love with!

I hope you've looked through the Retiring List and made your wish list. With this week's Weekly Deals the Retiring List and Free Shipping ~ It's a great time to get everything you need! Remember, Free shipping is on any order no matter how big or small!

Weekly deals April 21st

Thanks for stopping by ~ Have a great day!
Debbie D.

Friday, April 18, 2014

5 Days ~ FREE Shipping!

As if the Retirement Sale wasn't enough! Stampin' Up! is offering free shipping on everything for 5 days!
  • Get FREE shipping on everything (does not include expedited orders) April 21-25!
  • Don't forget ~ The Retiring Products Lists will be available on Monday, April 21, so you can take advantage of Free shipping by ordering everything on your Wish List right away!
  • Remember ~ all Retiring Products are only available while supplies last ~ So shop early!
  • Join Stampin' Up! today and take advantage of Free Shipping on your first order ~ April 21-25!
  • Don't forget to check out this week's 25% off Weekly Deals!

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Retirement Shopping!
Debbie D.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Big Announcement!

I am almost giddy with excitement about the latest announcement from Stampin' Up! They have partnered with Becky Higgins to add the authentic Project Life products, in exclusive Stampin' Up! colors and designs to our already amazing line of products! Project Life was created by Becky to make scrapbooking a super simple and totally affordable way to get your photos into albums. You can just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add the desired pre-designed cards! It's a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. It's about spending more time making memories, and less time scrapbooking them. I am so totally looking forward to this. With 5 grand babies, and 2 more on the way, I have fallen so far behind. This is an answer to my scrapbooking prayers!

Beginning May 1, 2014, you can begin enjoying Project Life too! Stampin' Up! is offering a limited selection of the exclusive Project Life products before the big launch with the New Annual Catalog on June 2. At that time, you'll be able to experience the complete new line of Project Life!

I do have a project to share with you today. Here is one of the Easter cards that I'm sending out. I almost forgot to take pictures, before putting them in the mail!

For this card, I used the Blessed Easter stamp. A single stamp available in the Occasions Catalog. Being a single stamp, it is wood mount only. A fellow Demonstrator recommended cutting the words off and making this a 2-stamp set. This way, you can use the tulips for any occasion! I stamped the image with Jet Black Stazon Ink, and used my Blender Pen and ink pads to color the tulips.

The last day to order products from the Occasions Catalog is Sunday, June 1. Be sure to check out all of the great products featured there, and get those that are on your wish list before they're gone!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a creative day!
Debbie D.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Awesome Deals!

Did you know that each Tuesday, Stampin' Up! announces new Weekly Deals? These awesome products are available for one week at awesome prices! Here are the deals for this week. Click on the picture below to start shopping!

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to check back tomorrow for some exciting news!
Debbie D.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Time to Say Good-Bye!

No, I'm not going anywhere, although I'll bet you thought I had already left. My apologies! I have neglected my poor blog, so I'm setting a goal for myself to post at least twice a week. This is a very busy time of year with Stampin' Up!, and I really want to keep you up to date with any exciting news.

So, who is saying good-bye? Well, it's that time of year again to say good-bye to some old friends (stamp sets & accessories), to make room to welcome in some new friends. One week from today, Monday, April 21, Stampin' Up! will release the list of Retiring Stamp Sets & Accessories.

How would you like the chance to win a FREE stamp set? Grab your 2013-2014 Annual Catalog and make your best guess at which sets you think will be retiring. Email me a list of your top 10 choices by Sunday, April 20. When the list is released on Monday, I'll check all of the entries, and the person who has chosen the most correct stamp sets will get to select a FREE Retiring Stamp Set from the selection of my personal stamp sets that appear on the list. In case of a tie, I will randomly draw a winner. The winner will be announced here, on my blog on Monday, April 21, and contacted by email.

Please choose only sets from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog, not the Occasions (spring) Catalog. Also, all of the Hostess Sets will retire, so don't include those. No purchase necessary ~ Anyone can play!

Just a reminder, that when this list posts, the Retiring Accessories are available only while supplies last. These items sell out very quickly. If you see something on the list that you need, it's best to order it as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment. You can place your order online HERE.

Get that catalog and start making your predictions!
Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Free Markers with Paper Pumpkin

There are only a couple more days left to get your Free Marker Set when you subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin! You need to join My Paper Pumpkin by Monday, February 10, and your Free set of 2012 - 2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers will be sent to you with your Welcome Kit. This is a $14.95 value ~ yours Free!

Here are my cards from the January kit. This kit contained 4 cards, precut, scored, and punched. The cards are kraft cardstock on one side, and diagonal striped on the inside. The kit also included 2 sheets
of cardstock stickers, 4 doilies, 3 rubber stamps, and a basic grey ink spot. I made 2 cards following the instructions that came with the kit, and took my creative liberty with the other two.

I have lots of stickers, and one whole doily left that I can use to create even more cards! The instruction sheet lists all of the colors used, so there's no guessing. Hurry on over the My Paper Pumpkin now to get your subscription so you don't miss out on your Free Markers! HERE is a quick link to get you there even faster.

Thanks for stopping by today ~
Debbie D.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sale-a-Bration Inspiration with Sweet Sorbet

Sale-a-Bration is just 2 days away! This is the most wonderful time of the Stampin' Up! year. Not only can you and your guests earn Free Sale-a-Bration (SAB) products with orders of $50* or more, when you Hostess a party, you can earn even more Free product!

Sale-a-Bation Dates: January 28 - March 31

Hostess a $300 party during  SAB and earn $30 more Hostess Dollars.
That's a total of  $80 in Hostess dollars that you can use to purchase products of your choice from the Annual and Occasions Catalogs, including the exclusive Hostess selections.

Here's a little inspiration for you using several of the products you could earn for Free with a $50 purchase* during SAB.

This card features the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack, which includes 3 spools of twine, in Crisp Cantalope, Pool Party, and Summer Starfruit. The accessory pack also includes these adorable printed cork embellishments. They are self-adhesive and flat enough to go through the mail.

Also featured here is the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper. This assortment is 12x12, and has 12 sheets; 2 each of 6 different designs. Notice the embossed layer. This is another item you can choose for Free with a qualifying order. The Decorative Dots Embossing Folder is a super fun way to add dimension to any project.

Last but not least, the You're Lovely Stamp Set used here can be yours for Free too!

I hope this has inspired you to get those wish lists out and start earning your Free Sale-a-Bration products. If you need a SAB Brochure, let me know, I'll get one to you right away!

Thanks for stopping by --
Debbie D.

*$50 product total before shipping and tax.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Petite Petals & Weekly Deals

This is my swap card that I took to Leadership. I used the new Petite Petals Stamp Set and coordinating punch found in the Occasions Catalog.

I love this set, and almost every set that has a coordinating punch! It makes adding dimension to your projects so easy. I love this color combination too; Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush. It has a little bit of a tropical feel to it. The background words stamped behind the flowers is from the Notable Notes Stamp Set. I stamped it twice, with Sahara Sand. The birthday greeting is from the Hostess Set, Express yourself. 

Be sure to check out this week's ~
Weekly Deals ~
Neutrals Core'dinations Item # 129956
Regular Price: $23.95 US/$29.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.96 US/$22.46 CAN
Basic Black 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130010

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item #121809
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Chalk Talk Framelit Dies Item # 129983
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
Calypso Coral Classic Pad Item # 126983
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN
Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item #130916
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Note Card Envelopes Item # 131528
Regular Price: $5.50 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.13 US/$5.21 CAN 
Storytime Ensemble Item # 127195
Regular Price: $19.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.97 US/$13.17 CAN
All of the products used in this project and these great Weekly Deals can be purchased at my online store.

Thanks for stopping by ~

Monday, January 13, 2014

Refreshed & Rejuvenated

Holy cow! I was a bit embarrassed when I finally came to my blog to write a post and saw that the last time I was here was early November! Yikes!

I've just returned from Houston where I attended the Stampin' Up! Leadership Convention. I feel totally refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to get back at it. Keeping up on my blog is one of the goals I have set for myself.

Leadership was amazing, as is any event with Stampin' Up! There are so many things I want to share, but I'll take it slow. One very exciting promotion involves My Paper Pumpkin. SU has listened to the concerns of both Demonstrators and current subscribers of My Paper Pumpkin, and has really amped up the upcoming kits. We got a sneak peek of January, February, and March. All I can say is ~ WOW! They are also refreshed and rejuvenated! If you are not a current subscriber, you'll definitely want to join. If you are a current subscriber, you will not be disappointed!

When you subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin between January 11, and February 10, you will receive in your Welcome Kit, the 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers. That's a $14.95 value ~ FREE!

Click this link to sign up today!

Thanks for stopping by ~
Debbie D.