About Stamp with Jini

My name is Jini Merck and I'm a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator. I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, not only do I get to be creative every day, I also get to be a creative coach, offering fresh project ideas and encouragement to my customers and friends. For me, helping someone create that perfect project for a special occasion is the best feeling in the entire world. After all, creating cards, scrapbook pages, and gift items is about more than just stamps and ink—it’s about sharing a part of yourself with the people in your life. I live in Clarkesville which is in the North Georgia Mountains with my husband and two children. Although my family keeps me busy I enjoy the creativity of stamping and crafts and the fellowship stamping brings into my life. Spending time creativing cards and gifts for friends and family has been one of my favorite hobbies over the years.

Beautiful Day Brusho Technique Card OnStage Swap

Wow!!! #OnStage – Atlanta was Fantastic!!! I don’t know where to start! So I’ll be sharing it over the next few weeks with you starting with my swaps that I made for the event and some video tutorials and how to recreate them. So you’ll want to make sure you stop by daily.

AND don’t forget the Last Chance List will post this afternoon – If you’re on my mailing list you’ll get your list delivered right to your In Box – if not you’ll want to stop by and check it out later this afternoon after 1 pm (MT).

Now onto the card swap – This first swap uses our Brusho Crystal Colors – I love this product but then I love any technique, especially the messy ones. LOL!

How can you not love this bright bold color palette? And our Brusho Crystal Colors definitely give you that! But then they are amazing because not only can you create this bright bold look but add more water and you’ll get a soft subtle look too! What can I say – it’s why I love this product! Can you say versatile? And who doesn’t love that, right?

I bet you want to see how I did this, right? So check out this quick video.

Brusho Saran Wrap Technique Video Tutorial

And here is the PDF so you have a complete supply list, measurements, and the steps you need to assemble your own!

Brusho Saran Wrap Technique Card – #OnStage Tutorial (printable PDF)

Enjoy! And don’t forget to stop back by I’ve got LOTS to share with you over the next few weeks!

 

Supplies:

 Stamp Set: Beautiful Day (145912/145915)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Glossy White (144240), Flirty Flamingo (141416), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Brusho Crystal Colors (144101), Basic Rhinestone Jewels (144220) and Stamparatus (146276 available June 1)

 

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Mixed Drinks

I’m so excited today is the day! I’m headed to Atlanta for this weekend’s OnStage Event. I’ll be gathering with hundreds of demonstrators from across the country to stamp. What could be more fun, right? Even better we’ll get our hands on the 2018 Annual Catalog for the first time too!!! I’ll be sharing more about this event with you next week.

But mean while today’s card is one that I’ve designed for the Shoe box Swap that I’ll be attending this afternoon before the event itself starts. Want to see it?

I enjoy using this 2 step stamping set – its so easy to create fun cards with quirky sayings like this one – and who doesn’t enjoy a glass of wine now and again with friends? And check it out, I thought our Fresh Fig was a perfect “wine” color – what do you think?

I’ve made a quick tutorial for you so you can make this card too.

Mixed Drinks OnStage Card Tutorial (printable) PDF

I’m making this short since and sweet since I’ve got an early start and I need to be headed out the door – Enjoy!

Don’t forget to stop back by next week when I’ll be sharing the Last Chance List as soon as it posts along with more fun stuff from OnStage too!!!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Mixed Drinks (141928)

Inks: Basic Gray Archival Ink (140932) and Fresh Fig Classic Ink (144082)

Paper: Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (144131), Sahara Sand (121043), Fresh Fig (144242) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Fresh Fig 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon (144132)

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Want a 2018 Annual CatalogI’ll be ordering these catalogs for my customers next month as they will ship in May.   If you have ordered a minimum of $50 from me in the last 6 months you’ll receive a catalog from me.  If you’re unsure if you’ve ordered $50, you can contact me or login to my online store and check your order history. (Please remember you’ll want to make sure your mailing address is up to date and that I can contact you.)

Hedgehugs & More

Hedgehogs are really popular right now and who can resist these cute little guys that are found in this stamp set? Here are two fun cards made with the Hedgehugs (145876/145879) stamp set found on page 38 of the Occasions Catalog.

And how about these fun cards made with the Picture Perfect Birthday set (145519) found on pages 4 & 5 in the Occasions Catalog?

Love the bling – but then I love our Glimmer Papers!

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll try and share my swap that I’m getting ready for OnStage in Atlanta time willing. LOL!


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Want a 2018 Annual CatalogI’ll be ordering these catalogs for my customers next month as they will ship in May.   If you have ordered a minimum of $50 from me in the last 6 months you’ll receive a catalog from me.  If you’re unsure if you’ve ordered $50, you can contact me or login to my online store and check your order history. (Please remember you’ll want to make sure your mailing address is up to date and that I can contact you.)

Team Time = Fun Time

Yesterday I held my monthly team meeting and we had a blast playing with the Brusho Crystal Colors and learning 4 Brusho techniques together.

We also celebrated those promotions to Bronze Elite with a team gift – a team charm bracelet.

and our challenge winners from the past three months with rewards.

And of course we had to have some drawing winners too!

Those that had their names drawn got to pick out a little something from the prize basket – Always a hit.

Of course sharing is a big part of our team meeting and so I thought I’d share the swaps.

This first project is a little book mark that uses the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set (145823/145826) done is soft sweet colors.

and here is the back

This bookmark is magnetic so it opens to slide over the page. Love the soft colors for spring.

And this one will dazzle you LOL!

made with the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (145600) and Glimmer Paper (145601). Do you recognize the sentiment? It’s from our Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp set (143719).

And how about this sweet little box?

The cut out is from our Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies (145659) and the rose is made with our 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (146139). Sweet right?

I’ve got the greatest group! I really love the time I get to spend with them and feel very lucky that each and everyone of them chose to join the my team the Blue Mountain Stampers! Want to know more about us? Click HERE to learn about my Team.

Don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more swaps with you!

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Want a 2018 Annual CatalogI’ll be ordering these catalogs for my customers next month as they will ship in May.   If you have ordered a minimum of $50 from me in the last 6 months you’ll receive a catalog from me.  If you’re unsure if you’ve ordered $50, you can contact me or login to my online store and check your order history. (Please remember you’ll want to make sure your mailing address is up to date and that I can contact you.)

Up Coming April Classes

Card Class –

Fourth Thursday of the month 10-12 pm or 6-8 pm

4/26, 5/24 and 6/28

Class Fee $15; or FREE with minimum purchase

RSVP Needed Friday before event to save your spot

 

Waterfront Card Class:

Saturday, May 5th 1 – 3:30 pm

Class Bundle Fee $25 or Class Fee $20

Class includes stamp set

RSVP and prepay by Wednesday, April 11th

 

Paper Pumpkin Craft Time –

Fourth Tuesday of the month 10 am -12pm

4/24, 5/22, 6/26

It’s Free when you are a Paper Pumpkin Member!

Want to see what it’s all about? Why not try Paper Pumpkin?
Class Fee $5 (or free when you subscribe)

RSVP Needed Friday before event to save table space for you!

 

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Want a 2018 Annual CatalogsI’ll be ordering these catalogs for my customers next month as they will ship in May.   If you have ordered a minimum of $50 from me in the last 6 months you’ll receive a catalog from me.  If you’re unsure if you’ve ordered $50, you can contact me or login to my online store and check your order history. (Please remember you’ll want to make sure your mailing address is up to date and that I can contact you.)

Bubble Over Birthday Fun

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. Here in North Georgia we couldn’t have asked for nicer weather, but it was rather odd having it fall on April Fool’s Day this year.  Yesterday was also my son, Johnathan’s 26th birthday and so I wanted to make him something special. I was inspired by our recent Stampin’ Success, so I reached for my Bubble Over Bundle and got to work. (I bet you can imagine how many times I was told he’ll arrive any moment during labor, followed by April Fool’s Day! Not a lot of fun after 12 hours in labor and it being my first. But then I wouldn’t have those fun stories to tell him either. LOL!)

And of course, I always make a theme cake for him that was inspired by the Bubble Over Bundle. The cap is a little wonky but he didn’t seem to mind.

He loves the special theme cakes that I’ve made over the years for him and this one was no different. It put a big smile on his face, and I learned something too. Did you know you can make a beer cake? I didn’t until my friend mentioned it, but why not right? Need to check out some recipes since I know it will be a lot of fun to give a try. (How appalling after being raised in Milwaukee. Ahhh the smell of hops… a story for another time.) LOL!

Want to see how I made the card? I’ve made a tutorial for you.

Bubble Over Birthday Card Tutorial (printable) PDF

Enjoy!

OnStage Fun – Coming Soon

I’m so excited later this week I’ll be attending our OnStage event here in Atlanta and I’ve been working on some goodies that I’ll be sharing with you later in the week for my team members who are attending too! A full day of stamping fun AND the new 2018 Annual Catalog is going to be unveiled too!!!  Whoo hoo! It’s part of the fun and part of what I love about being a Demonstrator. Click HERE to learn about being part of my team and joining in the fun.

Speaking of the 2018 Annual CatalogsI’ll be ordering these catalogs for my customers next month as they will ship in May.   If you have ordered a minimum of $50 from me in the last 6 months you’ll receive a catalog from me.  If you’re unsure if you’ve ordered $50, you can contact me or login to my online store and check your order history. (Please remember you’ll want to make sure your mailing address is up to date and that I can contact you.)

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Bubble Over (*145868)

Inks: Crumb Cake Classic Ink (126975), Chocolate Chip Classic Ink (102128), Emerald Envy Classic Ink (141396), Dapper Denim Classic Ink (141394)

Paper: Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper (144163), Emerald Envy Card stock (141415), White Vellum Card stock (101856), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies (*145663), Starburst Punch (143717), Linen Thread (104199)

* Bubble Over Bundle (146082)

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Easter Treat Tent Tutorial & More

Today’s project is a quick and easy punch bunny treat that holds Lindt Lindor Chocolate bar.

Cute right? I love the way we can use the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and coordinating stamp set to create this cute little bunny!

Here is a tutorial for you with the supply list so you can make your own little treats!

Punch Bunny Sweet Soiree Treat Tent Tutorial (printable) PDF

And you can click here to see my video tutorial on how to make my Painted with Love Treat Tent Tutorial from an earlier post.

Count Down for Sale-a-bration

We are just 2 days away from the end of Sale-a-bration! So I thought I’d share some wonderful swaps that I’ve received to inspire you using some of my favorite products from Sale-a-bration.

These first cards are made with the Party Pandas stamp set – one of our most popular Sale-a-bration choices.

This next card is made with the Lots of Lavender stamp set.

And these next two cards are made using our Celebrate You Thinlits Dies – one of our $100 choices

I love how this one uses our Sale-a-bration choices – Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper

And finally – Beautiful Peacock done in Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay – yes you spotted our wonderful Shimmer Ribbon Pack. This ribbon is beautiful and comes in 3 widths as well as colors in this FREE Sale-a-bration option.

The good news is you still have time to earn your FREE Sale-a-bration items since Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st at 11:50 PM (MT). Want to place an order? Or got questions? Please feel free to contact me at stampwithjini@gmail.com or stop by my Online Store.

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Quick & Easy Easter Treats!

Check out these quick and easy Easter Treats I whipped up yesterday using the We Must Celebrate stamp set – I really love this little bunny.

And the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (128748/127802) is one of my favorites since it has a ton of sentiments and gives you something for every occasion!

I used our 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags (141703) and filled it with Hershey’s Nuggets that I wrapped strips from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (144185).

A quick wash with my Aqua Painter (103954) in Smoky Slate (131179) and Blushing Bride Classic Ink (131172) completed my bunny. For the topper I was inspired by the colors in the paper and used my Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705).

And how about this little Treat Pouch filled with a Ghiradelli Blueberry Chocolate Square? Got to tell you these chocolates are yummy!

I used the Petal Garden Designer Series 6×6 Paper Stack (144168) since it is perfect for this project – no cutting and of course teamed it up with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705) so I could get the full body of this little guy. A quick sentiment done in Old Olive Classic Ink (126953) and voila! done and ready for giving out this weekend!

You can see my video tutorial on how to make these little Treat Pouches CLICK HERE.

Enjoy! And then why not stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more projects with you?

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Springtime Foils Stylized Birthday Cards

It’s almost that time to send out birthday cards again and so today I’m going to share with you the #imbringingbirthdaysback card that I designed for April. I couldn’t resist using the Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper that is part of the Sale-a-bration choices since it is just so gorgeous!!!

Here is the card

And it was soooo easy to make! Each card looks a bit different since I used the flowers from the sheet of designer series paper that I cut out and simply colored them in with my Blends. Love the look!

This paper is also great for all kinds of techniques too! The options are endless since it has a glossy type finish and is a heavy card stock.

Check out the tutorial for this card below – and if you are wanting some of this paper for yourself, don’t delay since it is only available while Sale-a-bration last so there is only a few days left to year yours since Sale-a-bration ends March 31st at 11:50 pm (MT)

Springtime Foils Stylized Birthday Card Tutorial (printable PDF)

Then stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a couple of quick and easy treat ideas for Easter!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Stylized Birthday (141828)

Inks: VersaMark Ink Pad (102283/102193)

Paper: Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 147193), Pear Pizzazz (131201), Pink Pirouette (111351), and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Copper Embossing Powder (141636), Heat Tool (129053), Embossing Buddy (103083), Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144604), Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends (144574)

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You’re Inspiring

As I mentioned the other day, I can’t get enough of this stamp set – here is another card I made for a friend this Easter.

I’m loving the way the Wink of Stella brings depth to these daffodils. I wish you can tell from my picture how much it shimmers – And the Basket Weave Embossing Folder is one of our Sale-a-bration items that is available until Saturday, March 31st.

Check out the inside – I really love playing with this set, did I mention that? LOL!

Here is a tutorial for you – while I used Blends for this card, you could use your Classic Ink and Blender Pen too.

You’re Inspiring Card Tutorial (printable) PDF

Enjoy!

Want to see some more fun projects using the Sale-a-bration products – Including the bundle of FREE products that contains the Embossing Folder I’ve used.

Check out these videos.

 

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: You’re Inspiring (145805/145808)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708) and Sahara Sand Classic Ink (126976)

Paper: Old Olive (), Sahara Sand () and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Basket Weave Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration Bundle 147504/147505), Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (1387281), Clear Wink of Stella (141897)

 

 

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