Here comes Peter Cotton Tail….

Ducks, chicks and bunnies always make me think of Easter since my mother use to take us to the Bayshore Mall in the spring to see the eggs hatch, in a really big egg at the mall – over the weeks you could visit and watch the little beaks breaking through the shells to magically appear. It fascinated me every year. So what could be better than a cute little punch art bunny for this project?

I wanted to be able to create them they could be done for both the boys and girls in the family – so here is what I did.

I love that by simply placing the bow in a different location you have a different look – Peter

or Flopsy?

It’s your choice. My kids loved the story of Peter Rabbit growing up! And now I’ve got the song running through my head. LOL! Since it is supposed to be 78 for the high today and it feels like spring, can you blame me?

Notice the sentiment? It’s from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set – a wonderful sentiment set to start with since it has sentiments for all occasions!

Here is a chart for building your bunnies.

Want to see how I made these Post It Note & Pen Holders? Click Here to see my Video Tutorial.

On a personal note, my posting has been a bit sporadic due to technical difficulties, so thank you for bearing with me while I figure out the problem with Windstream and my internet service….again. Sigh.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802)

Inks: Pink Pirouette Classic Ink (126956)

Paper: Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778), Soft Sky (131203), Sweet Sugarplum (141418), Watermelon Wonder (138334), Tip Top Taupe (138336), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Chalk Marker (132133), Sweetheart Punch (133786), Owl Builder Punch (118074), Bow Builder Punch (137414), and Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372)

 

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Suite Sayings for Easter

I wanted to make a little Easter treat for family and friends and so immediately thought about the Suite Sayings stamp set since I love the font used for the Easter sentiment.

So here is what I came up with.

I’ve used the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and some of our Brights Enamel Shapes to create this simple Post it Note & Pen design since I wanted the sentiment to be the focal point. (see video tutorial to make the holder HERE)

So…what do you think? Want to see a punch art version that I made? Stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another project with you.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Suite Sayings (140709/140712)

Inks: Tip Top Taupe Classic Ink (138325)

Paper: Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778), Tip Top Taupe (138336) and Sweet Sugarplum card stock (141418)

Accessories: Brights Enamel Shapes (141680)

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Sale-a-bration 2nd Release – Choose from 3 more FREE items!

Today Stampin’ Up! released three more exciting products for you to choose from during the Sale-A-Bration  for FREE with a qualifying order. And you’re going to LOVE the choices!

Click HERE to see the Sale-a-bration 2nd Release flyer PDF

Here are some lovely projects made with the NEW Sale-a-bration items you can earn with a $50 product order starting today!

6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack

  • 12 sheets: 4 each of 3 colors
  • Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum

Make a Medallion stamp set

  • Photopolymer
  • 8 images – 2-step

Reverse Words stamp set

  • select wood or clear mount
  • 2 images

So now you have 3 great ways to SAVE and get FREE even more Sale-a-bration items!

Shop, Host or Join!

Have a long wish list? Why not get a discount on your favorite products – it’s simple and there is no obligation when you join!

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Dragonfly Dreams Class

You’ll make 3 projects – learn a technique, fancy fold and more!

Everything is included except your favorite Adhesives

Class Bundle includes the Clear Mount Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies from the Occasions Catalog! Along with the Inside the Lines Series Paper.

Saturday, March 11th at 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Class Bundle Fee: $66

Class only: $33

 R.S.V.P and Prepay by Wednesday, February 22nd to hold your spot

(Click on my Calendar of Events or Email me to RSVP and hold your spot)

  Need Adhesive? No problem, pick yours up at the class.

All Things Thanks

Here is a wonderful stamp set that contains 9 ways to say thank you and it contains some wonderful fonts too.

Here are two cards both use the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper but have different feels to them.

This first one was given to me by Jackie and is done in one of our In Colors, Sweet Sugarplum.

And this next one is from Gina and uses Calypso Coral and the adorable Metallic Enamel Shapes.

Once again I’m going to give you a supply list that includes both cards since I can’t decide!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: All Things Thanks (143089/143097)

Inks: Sweet Sugarplum (141418) and Calypso Coral Classic Ink (126983)

Paper: Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (142788), Pool Party (122924), Calypso Coral (122925), Bushing Bride (131198), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine (138412) and Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon (141428), Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678) and Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119246)

 

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Oh So Succulent

Has the succulent trend caught your attention? Seems like you see these wonderful little plants every where. And Stampin’ Up! has got the paper version for you if you want to include these little guys in your paper crafting projects too! And if you’re like me you’ll appreciate the fact there is no watering, since I don’t have much of a green thumb, LOL!

Here are two wonderful cards made by Theresa who gave them to me in a swap using the Succulent Garden suite of products.

Wonderful right? If you haven’t seen the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper already it is beautiful with it’s soft subtle colors and patterns and perfect for spring. I’ve given you the supplies below used for both these cards today below. I don’t normally do that but thought you’d like both of them since I can’t decide which I like best!

 

Have you given your RSVP for the FEBRUARY CARD CLASS

 

 During this event, you’ll make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs)

Work at your own pace.

Everything is included except your favorite Adhesives

 

Cards are clean and simple designs AND you choose the sentiments

The class includes cards for birthdays, thinking of you, thank you, seasonal, and more.

 

Thursday, February 23rd at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

OR

Thursday, February 23rd at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 

 Class Fee: $15 (FREE with a minimum order at class)

R.S.V.P and Prepay by Friday, February 17th to hold your spot

Click on my Calendar of Events or

Email meat stampwithjini@gmail.comto RSVP and hold your spot

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Oh So Succulent (142992)

Inks: Sweet Sugarplum (141395), Pool Party (126982) and Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink (131180)

Paper: Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778), Old Olive (100702), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Tip Top Taupe (138336), Whisper White (100730), and Thick Whisper White Card stock (140272)

Accessories: Succulent Framelits Dies (142757), Basic Pearls Jewels (119247), Delicate White Doilies (141701), Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706) and Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies (135707)

 *Oh So Succulent Bundle (145184)

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Watercolor Pencil Basics

I was so excited to see the Watercolor Pencils in the Occasions Catalog. Stampin’ Up! has given us a new coloring option and in 13 of our Stampin’ Up! colors. Whoo hoo! Who doesn’t love that?

So today I’m sharing with you a couple of videos that I did to show you the basics of using Watercolor Pencils. I hope you’ll find them helpful, I’ve done the video in 2 parts to make things a bit easier.

I’m dusting off my old high school art skills for this and it’s been a while so bear with me. I was lucky to have a wonderful arts program at Brown Deer High School back in the day and I took every class I could! From throwing pots, metals and of course painting – so I hope my favorite teacher, Mr Panaro, would be happy I still have my class notebook after all these years.  After all it’s been a few years. LOL!

I’ve also created some PDFs for you so that you can create these water coloring worksheets for yourself as a reference. You’ll find them listed below the videos.

Getting Started with Watercolor Pencils Part 1 Video Tutorial:

Getting Started with Watercolor Pencils Part 2 Video Tutorial:

Simply print these PDFs off on Whisper White Card stock to get started making your own.

Watercolor Pencil Basics PDF

Watercolor Pencil Worksheet PDF

Practicing a bit will let you know what your own style of water coloring is and what you like best. So have fun and play!

Supplies:

Paper: Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (141709) and Aqua Painter (103954) or Blender Pens (102845)

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Join the Blue Mountain Stampers

It’s a fun time of year to join Stampin’ Up! since it’s Sale-a-bration! Right now you can join my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers, and get hands on training like this at our Team Meetings & Resource Page!For just $99 your starter kit containing $125 in product and choose 2 more stamp sets of any price!   PLUS – your kit ships for free!Want to learn more?  Check out the links below:

Whether you want to join for the discount or to make a little extra cash – you’ll be able to save on your stamping supplies!

Team Time & Swapping

Inspire, Share and Create – That’s what we do as a team once a month at our meetings when we get together. Today’s items that I’ll be sharing with you are swaps that were made by my fellow team members, a group of wonderful stampers! While we’ve all been stamping for different lengths of time it’s amazing how much we learn from each other! Oh, and did I mention we just have fun?

This first card is one that Mary made. It’s a peekaboo pullback card using the Watercolor Wings stamp set (139424) and Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies (138135).

Done in the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (141663) and using just two colors – it’s quite striking.

How how about this card Cindy made using the Hey, Chick (Sale-a-bration item 143328/143331) and Greatest Greetings (140703/140706) stamp sets.

Cindy used the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778) and Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821) to create a fun textured background for this little water colored image.

And how about some fun goodies too? Deborah made these fun little bags using the Oh, So Succulent Bundle (145184) and wrapped it all up with a bow!

If you haven’t felt the Succulent Garden 3/8″ Ribbon (142781) – it’s sooo soft and luxurious feeling. I wasn’t sure about this suite of products when I first saw them, but I’ve definitely added them to my wish list!

And finally a little file folder filled with a Ghiradelli chocolate. I love the soft colors of the Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series Paper Stack (142744) Cindy teamed up with the the  Designer T stamp set (Sale -a-bration item 143356)  sentiment. Can you guess where the sentiment on the tab comes from?

Well it’s the Pretty Kitty stamp set (141861/141864). Of course, the cloud and little bird are from the Tree Builder Punch (138295). Fun right and who wouldn’t smile when they got this little treat? If you’d like to learn how to make these little treat folders you can click HERE to see my video tutorial.

Would you like to join us? Does this sound like fun? Why not consider joining us?

Join the Blue Mountain Stampers

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

This is the name of my stamping up team – Or the name we’ve chosen for our community of stampers. I love to welcome new stampers to our community. If you’ve ever thought about getting a discount on your products and purchasing a starter kit I’d love to have you consider joining us.

You may have questions about how I would support you in your Stampin’ Up! as you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up! I want you to know I offer a variety of ways to connect with our group, learn, and grow as a stamper. And best of all have fun while you’re doing it!

Being a Blue Mountain Stampers includes:

  • Monthly Blue Mountain Stampers’ Meetings – both local and online/virtual with my Team to Go option
  • Exclusive Blue Mountain Stampers’ Resource Page – reminders, tips, inspiration & more
  • Training for workshops, classes, recruiting and more
  • Additional Training and support for business builders
  • Rewards & Recognition – drawings, prizes and special events filled with pampering
  • Special Weekend Retreats & Getaways
  • Exclusive Face book  Blue Mountain Stampers’ Group
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • New Demonstrator Program – tips to help you make the most of your discount and/or earning opportunities

We have a great group. We share and help answer each other answer questions on our Face book group and at our events too. If you’re looking for a great group to have fun with, share and grow as a stamper then this group is a great place to be!

Hobbyists are always welcome! Did you know that as a hobbyist you can save 20% on your supplies? That’s what the majority of my group does!

  • purchase for yourself and save 20% on your supplies! That’s how I started – so you’ll fit right in!
  • I welcome the hobbyist who wants to save money, as well as those of you that want to make some money too. And I can help you learn how.
  • The starter kit is a great deal for hobbyist and business builder both!
  • There is no obligation when you purchase your kit. If you love it you can continue to be part of the team, if not no problem. You still get all that great stuff in your starter kit!

When you join during the Sale-a-Bration promotion, not only will you get the fabulous starter kit for only $99 (and free shipping), but you also get to choose TWO FREE STAMP SETS (that’s a value up to $104 – wow!)

Learn more here

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Hey, Chick!

I loved this quirky little set the minutes I set eyes on it – after all who doesn’t like chickens? So today I wanted to share this fun card that Jackie gave me in my recent swap.

Every time I look at it it makes me smile – how about you? Who could resist this fun little chick peeking out from the picket fence.

I thought you might enjoy learning how to make these quick and easy picket fences so you can make this little card too – so today’s video tutorial shows you just that!

Quick & Easy Picket Fences Video Tutorial:

What did I tell you – these are soooo easy to make! And Jackie simply cut a slit with her personal trimmer in the fence to tuck her chick into.

I’ve given you the supply list below in case you wanted to know the other supplies too.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Hardwood Background (133032/133035) and Hey, Chick (FREE Sale-a-bration Item #143328/143331)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (104931) and Early Espresso Classic Ink (119686)

Paper: Delightful Dijon (138338), Early Espresso (126974), Crumb Cake (126975), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Medium Star Punch (138293), Watercolor Pencils (141709), Blender Pen (102845), Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678), Linen thread (104199), Tags & Labels Framelits (138282), and  Stampin’ Sponges (141337)

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Birthday Blast

Bold, colorful and fun! That’s what this card is. The Birthday Blast Bundle can be used for more than birthdays since it contains 2 additional sentiments for any type celebration. And check out the wonderful font used on these  greetings – I love the flowing script in this set.

The Birthday Blast bundle (144715/144716)  isn’t just for pop up cards – you can use the Edgelits in all kinds of ways like Sandy did here. I think it makes a great card front. How about you?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Birthday Blast (142854/142866)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931) and Crushed Curry Classic Ink (131173)

Paper: Crushed Curry (131199), Emerald Envy (141415) and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Star Blast Edgelits Dies (142763), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246) and Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine (134586)

 

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