Touches of Texture & More

Team time = fun and swaps, so today I thought I’d share some of the cards that my team members made for March’s Team Meeting.

This first card is Deborah’s and she used her new skills that she learned using the Watercolor Pencils to add color to her flowers.

I’ve included the recipe below for this card. (You’ll have to scroll way down to the bottom.)

Mary’s card uses the wonderful Dragonfly Dreams Bundle (144728) and our yummy Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (140550) and Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (142788) with it’s soft colors it’s perfect for spring!

And this final card is from Cindy. Cindy loves soft pastels, so this card is very Cindy as our team says. LOL!

Cindy used the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die (140621) and Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706) to create this beautiful Easter card focal point along with the Suite Sentiments Stamp Set (140709/140712).

My team is a large part of what makes my Stampin’ Up! experience so special – they are a wonderful group of crafters who love to stamp, share and we inspire each other with what we love to do….paper craft. What could be better?

Peak Princess Day

I love to pamper my team and Peak Princess Day is all about the pampering! So today I thought I’d share some photos from our last Peak Princess Day in February so you can see what it’s all about.

The day is about pampering, fellowship and sharing as a team so we have some goodies to enjoy while we visit and stamp.

And of course I made these fun little treats for everyone. (You can see more about these Rabbit Mini Coffee Cups HERE).

And  we share too – Here are some 3d projects that Deborah and Cindy brought to show what they were making.

And here is a card Cindy shared using the Falling in Love Stamp set (143106/143109), Window Box Thinlits Dies (142762) and Succulent Garden 3/8″ Ribbon combo Pack (142781).

There has to be some prizes, right? So we drew some names from everyone who qualified for this special day of pampering!

Melanie, Donna, Mary and Deborah all were winners!

We went on to stamp together and tried our hands at some new techniques for our Make n’ Takes.

Can you believe I forgot a team picture? Sigh….next time!

Sound like fun? Would you like to join us next time? Now is a great time and there is no obligation when you join.

Would you like to be a happy Shopper? If so Sale-a-bration is a great time to join!

Join the Blue Mountain Stampers

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

That’s the name of our stamping community. I enjoy welcoming new members to our group. We’re from all over. If you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up!, you may have questions about how I would support you as part of my team. I do offer a variety of ways to learn, grow and to have FUN as a Blue Mountain Stamper!

  • Exclusive Team Resource Page – videos, PDFs and more
  • Exclusive Face book Group – A great way to share and connect with other team members and share
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings – both local and online/virtual
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes and more!
  • Additional support and business coaching available

We have a very activity group that share and answer each other’s questions on our Exclusive face book group.  If you’re looking for fun, a place to grow and share with others…You’ll fit right in!

Hobbyists are welcome!

  • Did you know?  90% of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ are Happy Shoppers – purchasing for themselves, (along with their family and friends.)  That’s right…you can just get a discount on products you love!
  • We welcome the hobbyist who’s looking to be a “happy shopper” (and save money), as well as those of you that want to build a business (and make money).
  • Everyone is welcome after all there’s room for both and everyone in between.

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 an additional value up to $104!)

And there is NO Obligation when you purchase your starter kit – Join the Blue Mountain Stampers and see what it’s all about!

Learn More about the Blue Mountain Stampers

Join the Blue Mountain Stampers

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Touches of Textures (141934/143251) and Avant Garden (Sale-a-bration )

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Crumb Cake (126975), Rich Razzleberry (126950) and Old Olive Classic Ink (126953)

Paper: Rich Razzleberry (115316) and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (141709) and Blender Pens (102845)

 

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Avant Garden

There are just 8 short days left before Sale-a-bration ends! So you’ll want to check out these lovely cards made with the Avant Garden stamp set (Sale-a-bration 143272)

This first card I made for my February thank yous. (Everyone who places an order with me gets a thank you card in the mail.)

I’m including a PDF HERE with measurements for this card for you so you can create them too!

And here is a lovely tone on tone card that Lorrie gave me. I love the way she used the Delicate Details set (Sale-a-bration 143314) to add interest and a little bit of bling with the Blushing Bride Sequin Trim (138400).

It’s quite striking in person, but so easy too since it is a monochromatic card! Great for the beginning stamper and experienced one too.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Avant Garden (Sale-a-bration 143272)

Inks: Chocolate Chip Classic Ink (126979)

Paper: Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138435), Chocolate Chip (102128), Watermelon Wonder (138334),  and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: 2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (138333) and Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine (124262)

 

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#imbringingbirthdaysback

Monday was my birthday and so I wanted to share with you some of the wonderful cards I received from my stamping friends – they are all such wonderful cards! Isn’t the #imbringingbirthdaysback movement great?

This first card was sent to me by Leah and uses the Moroccan Designer Series Paper along with the Avant Garden stamp set from Sale-a-bration.

This next card is from Shirley and she used the Botanical Blooms stamp set and coordinating Botanical Builder Thinlits Dies. She choose my favorite colors for this card – wonder is she knew?

And here is a lovely card from Hope that uses our Endless Wishes Stamp set

And a sweet card from Cindy using our Cool Treat stamp set – love the cherries!

And finally this technique card from Sue – striking!

It was a wonderful birthday – a beautiful spring day and I didn’t have to cook! since I got to try a new restaurant I’ve been wanting to try forever, Fenders Diner in Cornelia, with my honey. What could be a better way to celebrate?

On a personal note I want to thank you for being patient with me while I deal with technical problems. Seems like technology is not on my side lately and working against me lately. Things might still be a bit speratic while I fix the rest of the bugs. So thank you for your patience.

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So Very Much & even MORE Sale-a-bration Items to choose from!!!

With just 10 days left of Sale-a-bration I thought I would share some of the wonderful projects created with Sale-a-bration items.

These cards are all made with the So Very Much Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration 143340/143343).

With it’s large image it makes a quick and simple card that is easily reproducible.

Remember items are while supplies last and our Tin and Glimmer paper is already sold out! The good news is there are still lots of wonderful products left to choose from!

EVEN MORE FREE ITEMS!!!

Sale-A-Bration has flown by! Times flies when you’re having fun, though, right? Only a few days are remaining during Sale-A-Bration and Stampin’ Up! has added additional products for you to choose from!!!

Don’t forget you have until March 31 to earn free products, join the fun and earn additional $25 in hosting rewards.

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store and use Hostess Code GJH39UAM when you order

Click Here to learn more about using the Hostess Code

Sale-a-bration is a great time to join!

Join the Blue Mountain Stampers

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

That’s the name of our stamping community. I enjoy welcoming new members to our group. We’re from all over. If you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up!, you may have questions about how I would support you as part of my team. I do offer a variety of ways to learn, grow and to have FUN as a Blue Mountain Stamper!

  • Exclusive Team Resource Page – videos, PDFs and more
  • Exclusive Face book Group – A great way to share and connect with other team members and share
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings – both local and online/virtual
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes and more!
  • Additional support and business coaching available

We have a very activity group that share and answer each other’s questions on our Exclusive face book group.  If you’re looking for fun, a place to grow and share with others…You’ll fit right in!

Hobbyists are welcome!

  • Did you know?  90% of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ are Happy Shoppers – purchasing for themselves, (along with their family and friends.)  That’s right…you can just get a discount on products you love!
  • We welcome the hobbyist who’s looking to be a “happy shopper” (and save money), as well as those of you that want to build a business (and make money).
  • Everyone is welcome after all there’s room for both and everyone in between.

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 an additional value up to $104!)

And there is NO Obligation when you purchase your starter kit – Join the Blue Mountain Stampers and see what it’s all about!

Learn More about the Blue Mountain Stampers

Join the Blue Mountain Stampers

Shooting Star Slider Card Video Tutorial

Do you like movement cards? They can be a lot of fun but they used to be a lot of work before Stampin’ Up! introduced the Shooting Star Bundle of products. Now it’s a snap!

Here is a fun card I made using the Shooting Star Bundle. And while this bundle is coordinated to work together you can make all kinds of cards with it, the sky is the limit – Just pick your favorite stamp!

Want to see just how quick and easy this slider card is to make? Why not check out my Getting Started Video below?

Getting Started with Slider Cards Video Tutorial

This card was part of my monthly Team Meeting in which we learned how to create these fun and easy cards. If that sounds like fun to you – Why not check out what all the benefits of joining are HERE.

My team, The Blue Mountain Stampers is very active and we have a lot of fun together too!  Don’t live locally? No problem there is always a Team to Go option each month with tutorials, videos and pdfs too.

Got questions? Contact me today and I’ll be happy to tell you about the benefits of joining now during Sale-a-bration.

Supplies:

 Stamp sets: Shooting Star (141616/141619*)

Ink: Marina Mist Classic Ink (126962), Emerald Envy Classic Ink (141396), and Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Playful Palette Designer Series Paper  (141657), Peekaboo Peach Card stock (141417), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Sliding Star Framelits Dies (*141820), 1″ Circle Punch (119868), 2016-2018 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (141393), Blender Pen (102845), and Clear Wink of Stella (141897), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), and Foam Adhesive Strips (138995)

 *Shooting Star Bundle 142349/142350)

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Beautiful You Class

 There is just 24 Hours left to Save your spot –
You’ll make 3 projects –
learn a technique, fancy fold and more!
Everything is included except your favorite Adhesives
Class Bundle includes:
Clear Mount Beautiful You stamp set
Sunday, April 2nd at 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
 Class Bundle Fee: $44
or
Class only: $22
R.S.V.P and Prepay by Wednesday, March 15th
to hold your spot
(Click on my Calendar of Events HERE or Email me to RSVP and hold your spot)
Need Adhesive? No problem, pick yours up at the class.
Class projects are different than what is shown

March 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, March 23rd at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

OR

Thursday, March 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, March 17th 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.

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Easter Treat

I enjoy making treats for family and friends of all ages, so for Easter this year I pulled out my Envelope Punch Board and created this cute little gum holder.

These gum holders were quick and easy to make and I can put everyone’s favorite gum inside. How easy is that!

Want to learn how to make these cute little rabbits? You can click HERE for my video tutorial. Want to learn how to make these cute little file folders? Click HERE for my video tutorial.

Now what are you waiting for? Hop to it and make some for your family and friends! LOL!!! Enjoy!

Paper Pumpkin – Sign up today, get March’s kit and in April get a special surprise!

I love the convenience of Paper Pumpkin! Every month an all-inclusive kit arrives in my mailbox with everything ready to go for a fun project. Sign up today so you don’t miss the April kit, designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass.

  • Inspired by Sara . . . created for Y-O-U! Contact me today to sign up for Paper Pumpkin so you don’t miss Sara’s kit in April.
  • Everyone gets a FREE gift from Sara inside their April Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • Time is running out! Don’t miss the April Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • Sign up by the end of the day on 10th of the Month to get your kit.

Want FREE Sale-a-bration items? Purchase a Prepaid Subscription CLICK HERE to learn more.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Cookie Cutter Christmas (142043) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Blushing Bride (131172) and Crumb Cake Classic Ink (120953)

Paper: Playful Palette Designer Series Paper (141657), Peekaboo Peach (141417), Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Envelope Punch Board (133774), Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (140396), Emerald Envy Sold Baker’s Twine (141686), Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082)

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Inside the Lines Watercolor Challenge

Last month when we met as a team we did some training using our Watercolor Pencils and I challenge everyone to create a project using what they learned. If you’d like to learn more about using our Watercolor Pencils you can click HERE to see the tutorials and worksheets.

Everyone received a piece of the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper as part of the challenge. So today I’m sharing with you a couple of the cards we made.

This first card is one I created. The flowers are water colored using an Aqua Painter. And I used our beautiful Sale-a-bration Glimmer Paper Assortment as the base to my dragonfly. I LOVE this stuff the colors are so rich and beautiful and add a intense pop of color!

On this next card Cindy used the Watercolor Pencils simply as colored pencils for a different look.

A soft subtle look that is definitely Cindy’s Style. She used a layer of vellum that she cut using Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies (138135) and topped that with a layer of Calypso Coral she cut using the Butterfly Thinlits Dies (137360). I like the way that these two sets of dies can be used together or stand on their own. And do you recognize the sentiment? It’s from our Greatest Greetings stamp set (140703/140706) that you can find on page 78 in our Annual Catalog.

Did you know that you can earn this items (while supplies last) now through the end of March? During Sale-a-bration when you place a $50 order you can choose a Sale-a-bration item for FREE! And there are a lot of great choices to choose from.

Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions

And did you know when you purchase a Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription you can earn Sale-a-bration items too? Chose a 3 month Prepaid Subscription which is on sale for just $55 and you’ll get to choose one Sale-a-bration item. Choose a 12 month Prepaid Subscription and not only will you get a $2 discount on each kit, but you’ll get to choose 4 Sale-a-bration items too!!!

Want to see what last months kit was like? Here is a quick video of this fun project that arrived in my mailbox.

And with Paper Pumpkin celebrating its 4th birthday you’ll find a special message in the March kit so you won’t want to miss out! Purchase your subscription and create your account by the end of the day March 10th to be included!!! Got questions? I’m here to help – simply email me at stampwithjini@gmail.com and I’m happy to help.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (1287489/127802)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (SAB 143830), 6×6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (SAB 14831), Crushed Curry (131199) and Basic Black Card stock (121045)

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (141709), Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (142749) and  Classic Label Punch (141491)

 

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Mini Coffee Cup Easter Treats & Video Tutorial

I held my team day of papering a couple of weeks ago and wanted to share the cute little Easter treat that I made for everyone.

These little mini coffee cups were quick and easy to make – and of course I filled them with chocolate so they were well received LOL!

Want to learn how I made the little rabbit? Well I’ve done a quick video tutorial for you so you can make them too!!!

Cookie Cutter Rabbits Video Tutorial

If you live locally and want some, I do have some mini coffee cups on hand. Just let me know.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Cookie Cutter Christmas (142043)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931) and Pink Pirouette (126956)

Paper: 2015-2017 Envelope Paper (141697), Pink Pirouette (111351), Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (140396) and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers (100082)

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