In The Mood For More Painted Harvest? Hmm..Yes Please!

Hello Beautiful Friends!!!!

I am so so very excited that Fall is in the air!  FINALLY!

No, really it has been warm here in Georgia and I am so ready for the cool crisp fall air.  We are so ready that we have already had two marshmallow roasts!

Painted Harvest Envelope Flip Book

I’ve been working and focusing on the Painted Harvest Suite from Stampin’ Up!  If you haven’t noticed, LOL,  I love it!  The Painted Harvest online class is ready to go so get it ordered before it closes.  You get access to project videos and ideas as well as receive the materials used to make each project featured in the class.

Painted Harvest Envelope Flip Book

This beautiful envelope flip book is just one project out of many that I’m happy to provide instructions on how to create.  You will also get other creative options.  I can not get over how versatile each of the Stampin’ UP! products are.  To order the class and be added to the Painted Harvest Facebook Group order by October 7th by emailing me at

Thank you for stopping by and hanging out with me for a short time.  I do enjoy the visit! Seriously… you guys beyond.


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Medium Crumb Cake Envelopes

Medium Crumb Cake Envelopes

Painted Harvest Class Announcement

I’m so happy to announce that the Painted Harvest Class will be available on October 1st as a Virtual Facebook Group Class.  Yay!  I am over the moon for this stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  and the bundle is awesome.

Painted Harvest Your Kindness Card

This virtual class is offered through the Facebook Group Painted Harvest Virtual Class.  When you purchase the class you will be added to the group where you will have unlimited access to class videos, files and comments and suggestions from other class members.  Bonus projects and ideas are always provided through the group as well.  To purchase the class email me at

What do you get when you purchase the class?  Well, I’m so glad you asked.  You receive the Panted Harvest Bundle, stamp pads Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Garden Green.  You also receive all the consumable materials for creating 8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs.  You will also receive a full, new roll of the Crushed Curry ribbon.  This could be my favorite class that I’ve done.

Hurry though because the deadline for ordering the class is October 7th. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions.  I enjoy answering your questions.

Thank you for stopping by!


A Painted Harvest Thank You!

A Painted Harvest thank you card is just what this season ordered.  The Painted Harvest photopolymer stamp set from Stampin’ Up! is a fantastic versatile set.  The video below takes through the process of making a thank you card using the Painted Harvest Bundle, which includes the leaf punch and the Wood Textures designer series paper.

I really do love this card but I know I say that about all the cards that I make.  I fall in love many times a day if you want to know the truth.  LOL But really, this one is gorgeous and the stamp set is the reason for it.

Painted harvest Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

With a multiple stamp process this stamp set develops depth and beauty with color combinations that are endless.

Painted Harvest Thank You Card

I was working on a few orders for this card and I must say that after several sets with a few extra for me to send out it seems to be one of the easiest cards that happens to be one of the loveliest cards I’ve made.

Painted Harvest Process

I love to package my cards in cute packaging for the customer.  I want them to feel like they’re getting a gift that is their purchase.  I hope to make them feel special for having purchased something I created and let them know that I am so very thankful they chose my creation.

I hope that you have been inspired by this post and set out to create your own thank you cards and make some feel extra special.  Handmade cards are just that, something that makes a person feel special.  Find time to be creative today, would ya?

If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to help you out in your creative process.  Just let me know how I can help you.  I can send you the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog in a flash so just ask.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time with me today.

Hugs and Kisses!



Flowers, Bees and Lace. A thank you card for someone special.

Have you ever just sat down and created something that you really love?  I don’t do it often but when I do I am amazed by what I have done.  I wanted to make sure to show you guys these two cards because they marry two of my favorite stamp sets.

Floral, Bees and Lace Card

Actually, I told you a fib.  I used three different stamp sets.  Stampin’ Up!’s Hello Friends, Dragonfly Dreams and Falling Flowers as well as the thinlits that accompany the sets.

Flowers, bees and lace card

I love the crumb cake card stock paired with the jute linen thread and the burlap ribbon.  The doilies add something extra special too.

Here is a closer look at the details.

Florals, Bees and Hex

Florals, Bees and lace.

You can see that I added back ground texture using the whisper white craft ink and the larger floral image and washi tape.

I’m working on a video for these two so be sure to come back and check it out.

Thank you for stopping by!


Early Release of the Carols of Christmas!

Carols of Christmas Preorder

Are you ready for Christmas?  Well, ready or not it will be here before we know it.  This new Bundle from Stampin’ Up! is awesome and I’m in love with it.

Stephanie Deese Stamps Carols of Christmas Card

I’ve been playing with it and even held a local class with it as the focus so all who attended could get a jump start on their Christmas gift giving.  The card builder framelits are so much fun to work with.

I really like the way the stamp set and framelits work together to help you craft projects that are above the ordinary.  Handmade cards are my favorite and this bundle is a no brainer.  I can even see the card builder framelits being used for occasions other than Christmas.  I can’t wait to show you some of the ideas I’ve got in store for this bundle.

Carols of Christmas Bundle

Let me help you create the special cards you are wanting to send to those special people in your life.  Check back later and discover even more projects.

Thank you for spending some time with me.  I really appreciate you taking your time to visit my blog.


Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days!

Hey guys!

I hope you guys are doing great and having a craftastic summer.  I’m working hard on my Christmas projects and preparing for the pre-order for the Holiday Catalog.  But more than that I’m so excited about the Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days.

Bonus Days by Stampin' Up!

I know what you’re thinking. $50?, I can’t do a project for $50!  Well, I’m so glad you asked that question.  You can!  Let me show you projects that you can create with a $50 order.  Some do assume you have some things in stock already but if you don’t and you must add to your order the good news is that for every $50 you spend you receive the $5 coupon to redeem in August.  If you use this month’s host code and your order totals $50 or more you will also receive free the Clear Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush from me, VK9Z4ME2.  Everyone can use some Wink of Stella!

Project #1:  Moon Baby Cards

Moon Baby Card with Bundle of Love DSP

I will show you a sample order that will provide you with the essentials to complete these cards.

Moon Baby Order Sample

It may be hard to see the above screen shot of the Stampin’ Up! shopping cart.  This order does assume a few things.  First it assumes you have Very Vanilla Thick Card stock or something similar in your stash.  It also assumes you have a yellow ink or a Daffodil Delight Ink Pad as well as a black.  I used my snips to fussy cut the baby on the moon and the stars.  I used ribbon from my stash as well as metallic gold thread to “sew” the string holding the star.  I used the blender pens to pick up the inks from Blushing Bride and Soft Sky Ink Pads and color the baby, moon and stars.  Keep adding color to darken areas of shadow and leave light colors of highlight.

I enjoyed making these cards.  But don’t stop there scrapping with this set and paper is super fun and easy!

Stay tuned for more projects you can create using only $50 of product.  If you don’t have what you need in your stash go ahead and add it because you can enjoy more coupons for every $50.

If you have any questions about a project you are wanting to complete ask me.  I’m happy to help.

Thanks for stopping by.


Christmas in July Event

Come and join the fun on July 29, 2017 at 2pm.  Get a jump start on your Christmas cards and gifts.  Create beautiful Christmas Cards and browse gifts for loved ones.

Stephanie Deese Stamps Carols of Christmas Card

I hope you can come, of course this is a local event but look for future online classes for those who can’t make it.

Thanks for stopping by.


Dragonfly Dreams Distressed Card

I had convinced myself that I wasn’t going to like the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set and coordinating thinlit dies but I was wrong.  I do love the way this stamp set lends itself to a beautiful natural presence.  It can be as elegant as you want it to be or as rustic as you need it to be.  I love it!

The measurements are standard for this card, 5 1/2 inch by 4 1/4 inch for the base.  The panel that I distressed is 5 3/8 inch by 4 1/8 which creates a beautiful frame for the top panel but gives you plenty of space to create your work of art.  The banners are subject to your taste but the Whisper White one with the sentiment is 3 3/4 inch by 1 inch.  The basic black banner is 3 7/8 inch by 1 1/8.  Remember that you may need to make each longer so that when you cut the banner tail with the Triple Banner Punch you aren’t taking too much.  The top Whisper White banner is approximately 3/4 inch by 3 inches.

What I hope to cultivate with my blog, tutorials and videos is an atmosphere of inspiration.  I would love for you to share cards that you have made as well.  I hope that you use my creations as a springboard for your own.

I’ve included a list of supplies that I’ve used below.  I would love for you to shop with me and support my craft habit (haha) as well as my ability to continue to inspire you.

Thank you for stopping by!


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