20160915_21090520160915_11432120160908_12553020160830_20035320160818_132811 In honor of world card making day Oct. 1st I will be hosting an open house card buffet.  These are some of the cards you can make.  There are 12 in all and you can choose to make one or all of them.  Cost is $2.00 each, or all 12 for $20.00.  With a $50 order you get 4 free.  If you live in the Orange County, CA area please leave a comment if you wish to attend and I will let you know the address.

Stampin Up is also running a five day special from Oct. 1-5 in honor of world card making day.  There are several items that are up to 25% off.  Here is the information on what’s on sale.th_wcmd_flyer_demo_oct0116_usee126d1b0be1686086dbff0000ec372dFor the month of October, Stampin Up has another special.  Buy 3 DSP’s and get one free.  This is a great deal especially if you are making quite a few of the same card to send out to your friends and family. Here’s a list of the paper includedb3g1dsp_flyerth_na

Also, don’t forget the Paper Pumpkin special.  For first time subscribers, order the October kit by the 10th of the month and get the November kit free.  This is a great time to try Paper Pumpkin.pp_bogo_succeed-weekly_end-date

Also don’t forget all the great items in the holiday catalog and the 2016-17 annual catalog.Sharable1_HolidayPreOrder_demo_Aug_NA

Happy Crafting,

Darlene Seitz



Sharable1_HolidayPreOrder_demo_Aug_NA20160829_13452320160829_16335020160823_09440320160823_094137  Wow, there is so much going on at Stampin Up that it’s hard to keep track of.  Here’s the scoop.  The new holiday catalog from Stampin Up is live today.  Boy, is it great.  Here are some cards I made with some of the new stamps, dies, paper and accessories.  Don’t miss out, it’s never to early to start Christmas Cards.  The catalog also has Halloween, fall/Thanksgiving and some sets you can use all year long.  If you don’t have a copy, please contact me and I will send one out to you (that is if you don’t currently have a demonstrator)


SPECIAL OFFERS:  Every week till the 21st, Stampin Up will be having special offers on certain products which are 25% off.  See my online store or contact me for information regarding the items on special.



PAPER PUMPKIN:  For first time subscribers, Stampin Up is offering a buy one get one free for their monthly craft kit.  The kit comes with every thing you need except scissors, yep that means stamps and ink too.  They even give you a block for your stamps in the first month’s kit.  You can make all of the intended project or some and save some materials to create your own, like cards.  If you subscribe with me you will receive extra supplies to make some alternative cards.  Sign up by September 10th to take advantage of this offer.  That’s $40 value for only $20.  If you have  been thinking of trying Paper Pumpkin, now is the time.  Contact me to get signed up.

Get started on your Holiday Crafts and take advantage of these special offers and deals..

Happy Stamping



20160818_13281120160814_18095120160814_180855  Having some more fun playing with some of the items in this year’s catalog.  The first one is using the embossing folder called Floral Affection and watercoloring the flowers and the leaves.  Also using one of the new in-colors (sweet sugarplum) paper and dsp.  Actually this embossing folder comes with another in the same package and costs only $9.  This is an inexpensive way to make a great card.  The other embossing folder is a flower that can also be watercolored.  The second card is using the new Vertical Greetings stamp set and is a must for anyone who does not have a vertical greetings stamp set.  The tree can also be dressed up with some red to make a christmas card (red bow, enamel dots, red paper, red ribbon and of course a christmas greeting).  The third card is using the Floral Boutique DSP with some botanical die cut flowers (botanical builder framelits).  All these products can be found on my on-line store at

Have a very crafty day.

Workshop Cards

20160722_11544320160722_11505720160722_105149Here are some cards I am planning to use in my next workshop. The Just for you card I will be demonstrating how to do the background colors.  It is really simple to do.  Take an acrylic block (e used here) and stampin up markers and draw a line with the marker starting at the bottom.  Use as many colors as you want cover the whole block or part if you want some white showing through.  Spray the block with water using either a spritzer or a small water bottle.  Then stamp the block onto watercolor paper and let dry.  This technique is good to use with a large greeting stamp as shown here.  The Happy Birthday card is watercolor using In the Meadow stamp set which is in the 2016-2017 annual catalog.  If you are in the Southern California area, I would love to demonstrate this technique at a party/workshop that you host.  The third card uses the DSP Floral Boutique and the die cut from Rose Wonder.  Any greeting would be appropriate with this card.  This stamp set and die set is also available in the new catalog.  Contact me at if you are interested in hosting a workshop/party or would like to purchase a kit to put these cards together yourself.  Shop 24/7 at my stampin up website: