Hi All, I’m popping in for a quick bit of news. It’s all in the video, with a few links below. 🙂 Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video. Follow darlenedevries on Instagram! Bookmark the live video chat for April 16, 2016 at 6pm CT. If you would like to submit a question to be answered, enter it into the comments here. Thank you!

Giveaway Winners!

Just popping in to announce the winners of the two LiveLoveCards one-year subscriptions! Congrats to Janice R and Casey T. I emailed both of you. Thanks to everyone who participated. Hope to see you again soon. 🙂

Balloon Builder Bunny and LiveLoveCards Birthday Celebration!

Hi All! It has been awhile since I posted here! Glad to be back. Today’s card video uses Stampin’ Up!’s new Balloon Builders set, which releases today as part of the new Occasions Catalog. When I got the set, I spent several hours creating all these cool balloon animals. I seriously had to force myself to stop at 22 – I could have created another 20, at least! Today is another big day… the birthday of the card-making community site {Read More}

Cyber Monday

Hi All, Today seems a little anti-climatic, doesn’t it? The online sales have creeped into Black Friday, so it almost seems too late to announce a sale! But, there are still a few old ones going on and a couple new ones… Stampin’ Up!’s last day of the Online Extravaganza is today. View the list of products on sale HERE. Shop HERE. New! Simon Says Stamp is having 50% off all dies in the Sale category now through Wednesday! That’s {Read More}

Sale Update

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! One more addition to the sale line-up from yesterday’s sale post: Simon Says Stamp is having 15% off everything in the store, Friday and Saturday. Use code BLACKFRIDAYSALE at checkout. Enjoy!

Sales, Sales, and More Sales…

Right after Thanksgiving, I typically feel a diluge of two emotions: renewed optimism and severe anxiety. I feel optimistic because I just know I’m going to get all my holiday preparation done early because I am SO on top of it. And then on the other hand, I feel a rush of angst that I won’t measure up to the expectations. Can you relate? Personally, I take advantage of the crafting sales this time of year for myself! I’ll give {Read More}


Hi All, I know this is a big week for sales. I will be posting on Black Friday with some sales that I am “anticipating” will happen. In the meantime, there are two sales going on that I think are worth looking into right now…. Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza! This annual sale is always awesome. Lots of discounted current products – not the leftovers from the Clearance rack! In fact, it’s so big that Stampin’ Up! releases a list of {Read More}