Share What You Love Perpetual Calendar Card Book & More

Today’s project is one that we did as last Weekend’s Peak Princess event. What is that you ask? This event is a special one for those on my team who qualify for it. It’s an afternoon of pampering – filled with games, prizes, and a special project and best of all time together.

Want to see some photos? This first one is of the class room, ready to go – the little skinny notepads that I shared with you yesterday are at everyone’s seats.

And of course there has to be some goodies, right?

One of the dishes I served was a delicious Black Bean Salsa that Sara Douglas shared with us on her face book page, sorry I can’t find it again to link it for you. She gave approximate measurements since she doesn’t measure the chopped ingredients – so I’m giving you what I did below. You can tweak it to fit your tastes.

Black Bean Salsa

Sara Douglass, Stampin’ Up! CEO

2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed

2 cans of corn, drained and rinsed

1 bunch green onion, chopped

½ purple onion, chopped

1-2 cups red, orange, yellow and green peppers, chopped

Cilantro, leaves pulled and chopped

2 tsp olive oil

2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

2 tsp. Lime juice

¼ tsp. Garlic powder, salt and pepper (to taste)

Mix and serve. This makes a big bowl, the picture below is just half of what it made. So if you want the recipe can be cut in half.

Serve with corn chips – I used blue ones.


We played bingo – my daughter was home on break so she called Bingo for us (She thought it would be great practice for her upcoming band fundraiser too. Yes, believe it or not she is a Band Director. This is her second year of teaching now!)

Here are just a couple of the prize winners – we played 5 games

And of course we crafted together

And this February’s project was such a hit I thought I’d share it with you today in case you’d like to make some too. It’s a book that holds your cards – it includes a perpetual calendar for you too. It’s a great item that I’ve been using myself for years!

I really love the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and it’s beautiful pearl finish that some of the sheets have so I started there. I think the fact that this Designer Series Paper is a bit heavier will help it hold up for years to come.

Here is the video I did for you.

Share What You Love Perpetual Calendar Card Book Video Tutorial

I’ve also created a pdf for you with the step by step directions and supply list.

Share What You Love Perpetual Calendar Card Book PDF

And here is the link for the Calendar pages for you. I simply printed them off onto Whisper White card stock.

Perpetual Calendar Pages PDF

I think these are going to make great gifts, so I’ll be getting a few more packages of this DSP so I can start my holiday gifts now and earn FREE Sale-a-bration items too! This pack of Designer Series Paper has 24 sheets in it so you can make several per pack of DSP and then use the extra sheets to create cards to go with the book!

Love the project but don’t have a binding machine? That’s not a problem – check with your local Office Supply Store. They normally can bind things for you or allow you to use their machine when you purchase the combs from them.

Enjoy!

And if you think this might be something you may enjoy – why not consider joining my team? It’s a great time to join with the fantastic kit option and right now you have the ability to get the NEW coordinating products for Sale-a-bration (March promotion) in your starter kit too! Click HERE to learn more about the Blue Mountain Stampers and joining today!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Letters for You (141968)

Inks: Tranquil Tide Classic Ink (147146/144091)

Paper: Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (146926), Basic Black (121045), Pear Pizzazz (131201), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (146927), Bitty Blooms Punch Pack (148532), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006), and Bone Folder (102300)

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Share What You Love Skinny Notepads

If you love note pads like I do, you’re going to love this quick and easy project that I made recently for my Team’s Peak Princess Day. This fun holder uses the Share What You Love Suit of products and holds a skinny notepad perfect for jotting notes on the go.

Check out this video tutorial so you can make some too!

Share What You Love Skinny Notepads Video Tutorial

I know you’ll want to make some too so here is a printable tutorial for you.

Share What You Love Skinny Notepads Tutorial PDF

Wonder how where these skinny notepads come from?

I’ve used a typical Junior Legal Pad that I took to my local office supply, Office Pros in Cornelia. For a small fee they cut the legal pads in 1/2 for me. (If you don’t live locally most office supply stores offer this service, so you’ll just want to check with them on their requirements.)

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Love What You Do (148042)

Inks: Berry Burst (147143/144089) and Mint Macaron Classic Ink (147106/138331)

Paper: Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (146926), Berry Burst (144243) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Everyday Label Punch (144668), Berry Burst 3/8″ Mini Ruffle Ribbon (146944), Faceted Dots (146910), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006)

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Home to Roost

Have you seen the Sale-a-bration stamp set Home to Roost? This set has a wonderful rooster in it along with some great sentiments. With my husband’s chickens and his new chicken coop that he got for Christmas, I knew this was a set I wanted to earn for FREE during Sale-a-bration.

Check out these great cards made with the set.

This first one uses the Wood Textures Designer Series paper as the back drop for this simply stamped rooster. I love the way it has been teamed up with the Gingham Gala Designer (148554), Adhesive Baked Sequins (148561), and Flax Ribbon (148764). I think it gives a twist to the country feel of years gone by.

And how about this one? It also uses the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (144177) but the colors and the Buffalo Check Stamp (147797/147794) give it a very different feel.

And this final card uses the Tin Tile Embossing Folder (147906) and our colors Tranquil Tide and Mint Macron as a back drop for this lovely rooster colored with our Watercolor Pencils.

Just beautiful and classic.

Isn’t this part of what we love about stamping? You can take the same stamp set and create so many different looks. And when you purchase the products to create your project you can earn the Home to Roost stamp set for FREE during Sale-a-bration! So why not place your order today and start creating projects for your family and friends?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration 149736)

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Bloom by Bloom

In the middle of winter this Suite of Products brings a bit of cheer with its bright bold colors and images. This suite contains everything you need – paper, punches, ribbon and more!

Check out these three cards made with the Bloom by Bloom stamp set.

This one has a fun fold

Team it up with your favorite sentiment set or get the suite of products and choose the FREE Sale-a-bration sentiment set, Part of My Story (149719) and your options are endless.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Bloom by Bloom (*148820)

Paper: Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper (148795), Happiness Blooms Card stock Pack (148802) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Dot to Dot Embossing Folder (148533) and Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots (148805)

*Happiness Blooms Bundle (150598)

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Varied Vases

With the spike in temperature last week I was thinking spring – so here is a bright cheerful card made with the Varied Vases Bundle from the Annual Catalog.

Today’s post is going to be quick since I’m expecting my son to be cracking the whip and needing me for our home improvement project again. He’s got a ton of energy and kept me working until after 11 last night. Oh, for the days when I used to have that much energy. LOL! (I’ll try and share some pictures with you next week, so you can see what I’ve been up to.)

I’m loving this Bundle of products and the fact I can use this punch with the Vibrant Vases stamp set (148656) offered in the Occasions Catalog too! More options, means more value, yippie!

I like the Blueberry Bushel and Calypso Coral combination that I used on this card, it’s bold and cheerful and perfect to chase away the winter time blues.

I’ve whipped up a quick tutorial for you too. Just a PDF this time, but I do have a tip for how to stamp easily with this punch that I’ve listed on the tutorial for you. And of course this set is great to use with your Stamparatus since it is a two step and allows you to stamp the flowers easily and at one time too. Got to love that, right?

Varied Vases Card Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Varied Vases (*146644)

Inks: Blueberry Bushel (147138/147176) and Calypso Coral Classic Ink (147101/122934)

Paper: 2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (146963), Blueberry Bushel (146968), Calypso Coral (122925), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Vases Builder Punch (*147040) and Layering Squares Framelits Dies (141708)

*Varied Vases Bundle 148381

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More Sale-a-bration Options Just for YOU!

Stampin’ Up! has just gone live with it’s 2nd release for Sale-a-bration products and you’re going to love them! There are 3 NEW options now to choose from!

What are the 3 new choices? We have 2 new Level 1 choices- A lovely stamp set and a beautiful Dynamic Embossing Folder!

All Adorned Stamp Set Item #149728

Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder Item #149698

Along with a bundle of products for the Level 2 option

Painted Seasons Bundle Item #150349 (includes stamp set and Designer Series Paper package)

This pack of 12×12 paper contains 12 sheets; 3 each of 4 double sided patterns!

Want to see some cards made with these products? Check these out. These first 3 are made with the All Adorned stamp set.


And here is a card made with the Butterfly Gala stamp set and Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder.

Pictures just don’t do justice to the Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder

And last but not least here are some cards done with the Painted Seasons Bundle – the Designer Series Paper contains images for spring, summer, fall and winter projects!

Love them as much as I do? Check out our brochure, it shows all the items that you can choose from!

More choices to create with – How can you not love that?

Just a note: Please remember Stampin’ Up! does it’s best to assure that they’ll be a large enough supply, however all Sale-a-bration items are while supplies last, so you’ll want to place your order today so your not disappointed. Currently the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack is unavailable to choose as Stampin’ Up! fills back orders for this popular item.

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Paper Pumpkin Turns 6!

Wow – the time has flown since that first box was put into our hands at Leadership. It’s been 6 years and Paper Pumpkin is celebrating 6 years of great kits with a EXTRA stamp set tucked into the March Paper Pumpkin Box just for you!

To celebrate this fun occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, Stampin’ Up! is offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit.

Stampin’ Up! doesn’t want to give away too much, but here’s a little bit about the March kit. Because it’s celebrating it’s 6th birthday, Stampin’ Up! decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!

  • The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

Here are the details:

  • A subscriber must have an active subscription by March 10, 2019 in order to receive the March kit.
  • The FREE stamp set coordinates with the March kit but it is not needed to complete the projects.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

So why not Sign Up today and get your own special Kit for March?

There are two ways to subscribe

• Monthly Subscriptions – pay as you go – CLICK HERE  to  sign up

• PrePaid Monthly Subscriptions – which allow you to earn FREE Sale-a-bration products too! Simply add them to any order.

The choice is up to you!

These kits make great gifts too! So why not give one?

Got questions? Feel free to email me at stampwithjini@gmail.com

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Artfully Aware

The Artfully Aware stamp set was inspired by one of our Demonstrators, Janet Wakeland and she shared her story of how she and the Stampin’ Up! artists created this set during our November OnStage in Orlando. I was deeply touched by her story of her mom’s struggle with Alzheimers. I think most of us have someone we love who is or has struggled with this awful disease and now you too can make a difference in someone’s life with your thoughts of encouragement and support when you choose this set.

Here are some beautiful cards made with this set.

This set also coordinates with our Support Ribbon Framelits Dies, so you’ll have endless options to create.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Artfully Aware (149447)

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Serene Garden & Team Time

I love getting together with my team at our monthly meeting and sharing. We have a lot of fun together learning new things and sharing. Today’s projects were all part of our team swaps.

This first card uses the Serene Garden bundle (148395) and the emboss resist technique.

Simply use our Versa Mark Ink Pad and White Embossing Powder stamp the image and then use a Sponge Dauber and Gorgeous Grape Ink (147099) to create this lovely soft background.

And how about this fun square card using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set (142924) and Thinlits Dies (142749).

It’s fun fold pops open making it extra special.

And this fun project is a 3d that holds a bright and cheerful nail file. The holder was created with our Envelope Punch Board (133774).

And the A Good Day stamp set (145870/145873) was used for this fun 3d not only were stamps used for the sentiment, but also to create a background to match the nail file using the Granny Apple 147095/147163) and Melon Mambo Classic Inks (147051/115662).

And this final card was made using the Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration 149717) stamp set and our Wood Textures (144177) and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (148554).

Just lovely don’t you think?

Have you ever thought about joining? Would you love to craft and share with others and get a discount on your favorite products? If so, then our team might just be the thing you are looking for!

And right now is a fantastic time to join! Since during Sale-a-bration not only will you get a $175 in product for just $99. You also have the option of a beautiful exclusive Craft Tote to carry your crafting items.

And as an added benefit you can choose from the Sale-a-bration 2nd release items and our March Special to add to your kit. Want to learn more? Click HERE to learn more about the Blue Mountain Stampers and joining today.

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
  • Monthly Creative Challenges
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings, monthly – both local and online/virtual
  • Lunch & Learn, monthly
  • Monthly Crafting Day
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes and more!
  • Additional support and business coaching available

We have a very active 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.

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

Got questions? Contact me and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.

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#imbringingbirthdaysback for February with Hello Cupcake

I can’t get enough of the Hello Cupcake stamp set that you can earn during Sale-a-bration for FREE. So this month I teamed up our fun Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and the Hello Cupcake stamp set. When you purchase the items that I used for this card you can get the set for free!

Check out my tutorial that I’ve put together for you so you can make some too

Hello Cupcake Card Video Tutorial

And of course what about a PDF tutorial?

#imbringingbirthdaysback February Hello Cupcake Birthday CardTutorial PDF

Enjoy!

And stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some of the wonderful projects my team shared with me this month!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Hello Cupcake (Sale-a-bration 149714)

Inks: Grapefruit Grove Classic Ink (147181/146972), Lemon Lime Twist (147145/144092), and Sahara Sand Classic Ink (147117/105220)

Paper: Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (148554), Grapefruit Grove (147142), Whisper White Card stock (100730), and Whisper White Thick Card stock (140272)

Accessories: Grapefruit Grove 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (146954) and Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705)

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