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.

#imbringingbirthdaysback with Falling for Leaves

Today’s card is one I made to send out for my October birthdays – the set just seemed to be a perfect choice with this beautiful maple leaf.

This stamp set as wonderful on its own, but also has a coordinating die set, Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies which gives you even more options.

I’ve made a quick tutorial for you.

Falling for Leaves October Birthday PDF

If you’d like a birthday card from me too, why not email me your name, address and birthday and I’ll be happy to mail one to you!

Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Falling for Leaves (147680) and Better Together (141733/141736)

Inks: Cajun Craze Classic Ink (147085) and Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink (147092)

Paper: Crumb Cake Card Stock (120953), Cajun Craze (119684), Blackberry Bliss (133675) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Blender Pens (102845)

*Falling for Leaves Bundle (147921)

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Paper Pumpkin’s Flash Sale Is Here!

Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED NUMBER of October kits to offer at this special introductory rate.

  • The flash promotion price for new subscribers is $5(US)
  • The flash promotion starts October 8, 2018
  • The sale will continue until our supplies run out or the October subscription period ends on October 10, whichever comes first.
  • If our supply runs out before October 10, we’ll end the sale and automatically begin accepting new subscribers for November (which features our one-of-a-kind, exclusive holiday kit in a specially-designed box).
  • Enter the code FLASH1018 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price.

Not only will you get a FANTASTIC kit you’ll also get my Paper Pumpkin Perks which includes a FREE monthly craft time. Contact me for any questions or sign up today HERE! Join with a friend and craft together.

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Blue Mountain Stampers Team Time

Yesterday I shared my special team event project with you and so today I thought I’d share some of the wonderful projects my team brought to share at our October meeting. The share time covered everything from cards to 3ds.

This first little project holds a few mini candy bars and was made using the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (147820) and the Candy Cane Season (147692) and Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp sets (142043) with their coordinating punches.

It’s topped off with our Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon (144117) and Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine (147888).  Isn’t it adorable? I love the idea of combining the gingerbread cookie with the candy cane for this quick and easy treat.

And here is a beautiful box that was created with the Seasonal Layers Framelits Dies (143751). One of my favorites since it takes you through all 4 seasons.

And finally some bags and a box made with our Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (146926) and Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (146338).

And of course we didn’t forget the Cards – This first one was made with the Daisy Delight stamp set (143669).

And this last one using the Accented Blooms stamp set. I just love the fall colors that were used on this card so I’m including the supply list for you below.

As I said yesterday, I appreciate and I’m inspired by my team each and every day. I’ve got a great group of wonderful and talented 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
  • Monthly Creative Challenges
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings – both local and online/virtual
  • 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!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Accented Blooms (146678/146681) and Best Birds (141525)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708/133456) and VersaMark (102283/102193)

Paper: Tranquil Tide (144246) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Tranquil Tide 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon (146948), Stampin’ Write Markers, Clear Wink of Stella (141897), Tailored Tag Punch (145667), Softly Falling Embossing Folder (139672), and White Embossing Powder (109132)

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Country Home Plastic Frame Post it Note Holder

Yesterday I shared with you a treat tent that I made as a special surprise for my Peak Princess Day. This event is a special one that I hold twice a year to pamper my team and I love that I can do that. So today I thought I’d share the project we made and I remembered to take pictures this time so I can share those too. LOL!

So here is my classroom set up and ready for everyone. We played Bingo, laughed, shared, had some goodies and stamped together.

I’ve got such a great team who inspires me every day! I feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful team.

Here’s the project we made.

It’s a quick and easy project using the Country Home Stamp set and a inexpensive plastic frame. I’ve designed this one to hold a small package of post it notes since I wanted to include the sentiment.

Everyone got to choose their images and colored the images with their choice of Stampin’ Blends.

I love seeing all the different color combinations they did.

And of course what is a party without a little something to nibble on?

I couldn’t resist making some Twinkie Torte when I found some Pumpkin Spice Twinkies on a shopping trip.  It’s a recipe I’ve had since I was in High School and one of my favorites. The cinnamon was a bit much in the Twinkies for me, but the torte was pretty good with this fall flavor twist. I’ve had some questions about it so here is the recipe so you can try it too. And I found a yummy recipe for Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Pinwheels I couldn’t resist sharing with the team too. Tasty and sooooo easy to make – which is my kind of recipe.

 

Twinkie Torte

1 (12 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips

1/3 c. water

1/3 c. sugar

6 eggs, separated

2 c. whip cream or Cool Whip

9-10 Twinkies cut in half

Maraschino cherries

In saucepan, combine chips, water and sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until chips are melted. Remove from heat and add egg yolks one at a time, mixing well after each, and cool. Beat egg whites till stiff – gently fold into chocolate mixture. Place Twinkies, cream side up in 9×13 inch pan. Spread chocolate mixture over Twinkies. Top with whip cream and garnish with cherries. Refrigerate 12 hours before serving.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

 Stamp Set: Country Home (147678)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456)

Paper: Country Lane Designer Series paper (147804), Stampin’ Blends, and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706) and Detailed Trio Punch (146320)

Other: Plastic Frame

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Falling for Leaves Treat Tent Video Tutorial

Today’s project that is a lot of fun to make since it includes a fast and easy technique that uses our Brusho Crystal Colors.

Shake and spritz and you’ve got a beautiful fall backdrop for your project! Got to love that and of course I can never resist using my Stampin’ Spritzers they are so much fun!

Want to see how their made so you can make some yourself? I’ve whipped up a quick video tutorial for you.

And how about a complete supply list with step by step directions too?

Falling for Leaves Treat Tent Video Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Falling for Leaves (*147680)

Inks: Merry Merlot Classic Ink (147112)

Paper: Joyous Noel 6×6 Glimmer Paper (147817), Merry Merlot (146979), and Shimmery White Card stock (101910)

Accessories: Brusho Crystal Colours (144101), Stampin’ Spritzers (126185), and Pretty Label Punch (143715)

*Falling for Leaves Bundle (147921)

 

 

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Last Chance to Sign Up for my Gift & More Day Retreat

You won’t want to miss out on this day filled with stamping! Why not save your spot today?
Create 6 wonderful projects & packaging too!
Perfect for your Holiday Gift Giving needs

Choose from two dates

Thursday, October 18th  OR  Saturday, October 20th

10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $75

(Class includes Lunch, Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon, and your choice of 2 Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs)

RSVP and Prepay  by Wednesday, October 3rd to hold your spot

Click on my Calendar of Events or Email me (StampwithJini@gmail.com)
to RSVP and hold your spot

I’m making it easy and doing the shopping for you – Ask me about my Additional Kit option  so you can create more of your projects at home!

 

It’s more fun with friends so why not bring a new friend and get a gift!

RSVP is a must for all events! So I can have your stamps here and supplies cut and ready for class.
Stampwithjini@gmail.com or call 706 754-7124
Doors open 5 minutes before class
Adhesive not included

World Card Making Day Sale & More

Stampin’ Up! has given us 10% discounts on products we use for our crafting needs. Why not check it out? HERE or click on the printable PDF image.

There are some wonderful choices and kits make wonderful gifts too!

 

NEW Stamparatus Accessories Offered starting Today!!

Whoo hoo! Stampin’ Up! has introduced Grid Paper and more!!!!  The Grid Paper is double sided (imperial/metric just like our full sized Grid Paper) and fits perfectly!

And now that these accessories are here, they aren’t going anywhere!

Click on the image below or HERE to see the new supplies being offered.

A tidbit: Later this year, Stampin’ Up! will introduce the penultimate Stamparatus accessory: the Craft & Carry Stamparatus bag. Details coming later… I’ll let you know more as soon as I find out!

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Upcoming October Classes

Fall is here and means that it gets dark a lot earlier here in the mountains and so my monthly card class has a NEW Sunday Option – Now you have 2 Days & Times to Choose from!

October 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, October 25th 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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

 R.S.V.P and Prepay by Friday, October 19th to hold your spot

OR

Sunday, October 28th 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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

 R.S.V.P and Prepay by Monday, October 22nd to hold your spot

 

 Gift & More Day Retreat

Create 6 wonderful projects & packaging too!
Perfect for your Holiday Gift Giving needs

Choose from two dates

Thursday, October 18th  OR  Saturday, October 20th

10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $75

(Class includes Lunch, Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon, and your choice of 2 Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs)

RSVP and Prepay  by Wednesday, October 3rd to hold your spot

Click on my Calendar of Events or Email me (StampwithJini@gmail.com)
to RSVP and hold your spot

I’m making it easy and doing the shopping for you – Ask me about my Additional Kit option  so you can create more of your projects at home!

 

It’s more fun with friends so why not bring a new friend and get a gift!

RSVP is a must for all events! So I can have your stamps here and supplies cut and ready for class.
Stampwithjini@gmail.com or call 706 754-7124
Doors open 5 minutes before class
Adhesive not included

Dashing for Deer

This Dashing Deer Bundle (149934/149935) with all it’s possibilities was first on my list when I saw it in the Holiday Catalog – I knew I’d love working with the images! And with the coordinating Dashing Along Designer Series Paper that can be earned this month for FREE I couldn’t go wrong.

So today’s card is one that I created using these two products.

And it used a very simple fancy fold too, the fold.

And here are a couple of more cards using this special pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper. along with the Christmas Traditions (148030) stamp set.

Did you know that this special Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is only available this month for hosts or qualifying orders? Why not check it out here? But if you want this pack you’ll want to hurry since you only have until 112:50 pm (MT) on September 30th to earn yours!

Just a reminder Bonus Day Coupons Expire in Just 3 days!

Email, call or place an order in my online store before the end of the day September 30th so you don’t loose your coupons.

 

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Trick or Tweet Folding Box

I love these little folding boxes that I shared with you the other day – so this time I’ve created one using the Trick or Tweet stamp set. After all we need to scare up some chocolate, right? And I couldn’t resist this little guy – he just makes me smile.

When you open up the lid and you’ll get a Halloween greeting and

Chocolate of course, (although you could put all kinds of things inside since it’s a pretty roomy box  if your guys don’t love chocolate.) I found these Russel Stover Carmel Brownie pumpkins at my local Ingles and couldn’t resist pickup up a few as gifts family.

(Sorry I think my photos are a bit off, it’s another rainy day here in Georgia which doesn’t my photo I hoping it’s just my screen.)

I’ve created a PDF tutorial with a complete supply list for you and of course, you can see the video on how to create this Folding Box HERE.

Trick or Tweet Folding Box Tutorial PDF

With all this rain it’s a great time to get some crafting in! Or at least that is what I’m telling my husband today. LOL!

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Trick or Tweets (147725/147722)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708)

Paper: Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper (147531), Granny Apple Green (146990),  Gorgeous Grape (146987), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Basic Brads (146930),  Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), and Assorted Stampin’ Blends

 

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