Carols of Christmas & FREE Shipping!!

Today I’m sharing some wonderful cards made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set (144801/144804) and coordinating Card Front Builder Dies (144674) which are part of our Holiday Catalog Retirement List.

All three have very different feels to them even tho they are made with the same stamp set. Isn’t that part of what is cool about stamping? Creating and putting our own spin and style on things?

Here is a cute 3d treat that uses another set on our Retirement List from the Holiday Catalog. The Santa’s Suit Stamp set (144827), Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack (144617) and our Treat Tubes (144612). They are just adorable!

And good news! Stampin’ Up! is giving us a full 24 Hours of FREE Shipping!!!

So today not only can you get some last minute items you may need to create your holiday projects. You can also find a little something for you or even a gift for that someone special!

We have some great options for everyone –

Love Today Planner Kit #144257 is perfect for those who lead a busy life and would love a agenda that they can personalize or even use as a journal to document life’s adventures!

All inclusive kits for quick and easy crafting –

Soft Sayings Card Kit #145466

Oh Happy Day Card Kit #142725

Just add adhesive.

And of course Paper Pumpkin is a great choice with our 1, 3, 6 or 12 month options that get delivered right to mailbox and contain everything a crafter needs to make wonderful projects though out the year!!!

These kits are wonderful for the young and young at heart!

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Cheery Chirps

Cheery Chirps (144935/144938) is a wonderful set filled with images perfect for quick and easy cards. This set is found in the Holiday Catalog and is on our Retirement list.

Check out this lovely card

The bird is heat embossed using Gold Embossing Powder onto our Gold Foil Sheets for a simple tone on tone image but is quite striking.

And here are a couple more cards that are quick and easy to make. The first card uses non traditional colors and the Flurry of Wishes stamp set. And the second uses Santa’s Sleigh (142057) and the coordinating Framelits Dies (142078). You’ll find these sets in the Annual Catalog.

Stamparatus Reservation Window Starts Today!

Great News! The last Reservation window is now open and you can reserve your today through December 30th!

Here is the fine print:

The reservation window will stay open from December 5-30

  • the limit is 1 tool per customer.
  • If you participated in the first reservation window, you may also participate in the second reservation window.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
  • Product dimensions are 8″ x 8″ x 7/8″.
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It’s easy:
(see the picture below for steps)
1. If you don’t already have one you’ll want to create an your account in my Online Store and chose me as your Demonstrator (click HERE).  Here is the info you’ll need…
  • Jini Merck
  • Demo ID 2048121
  • Clarkesville, GA 30523
2. Click HERE to Reserve  click on the Stamparatus link to get started
You’ll receive an email confirming that you reserved one afterwards. Then in Mid March of after Stampin’ Up! will notify you when the item is ready to ship and you can then complete your order and pay for it.
Please let me know if you have any questions.

Then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a gift idea and video tutorial with you.

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  • Are you a frequent customer of mine? You’ll be the first to get one!  If you live locally you can pick up one at my December events. Not local or live out of State? No worries – I’ll be mailing one to you soon.
  • Haven’t ordered from me in a while or are new? Place an order with me during the month of December. (Make sure your Online Profile information is up to date so I can get it to you!)

 

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Count My Blessings

Now that the Holiday Catalog Retirement list has posted I thought I’d share some of the wonderful cards made with the sets on the list. These first projects are from my Team members, and this first card is perfect for how I’m feeling today. I was so grateful I was able to reach my feet this morning and put my shoes on for the first time in days! It’s the small things right?

Anyhow, this card uses the sentiment from the Count My Blessings stamp set (144787/144790) and the Colorful Seasons Bundle from the main catalog. Don’t you love the font? Cindy used the Baby Wipe technique to create the fall leaves along with some heat embossing for the sentiment.

I’m very grateful for my team and enjoy the time I get to spend with them. They have been such a wonderful part of my journey with Stampin’ Up! and have become wonderful friends over the years.

Here is a beautiful card made with the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle (144670) and a lovely little gift jar of chocolate chai.

This next project was made by Deborah and is filled with wonderful little goodies (that’s candy of course! Deborah is the best at finding new and unique items to fill her 3ds with.) The box is decorated with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (144613).

And how about this beautiful card using the same pack of paper?

I love the sentiment used from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set (143726).

I was surprised to see the Christmas Quilt Bundle (16026) on the list of retired items. It’s such a great set for year round use – after all who doesn’t have fond memories of laying under a hand stitched quilt?

And how about this wonderful card using the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (144623) and Winter Wonderland Embossing Folder (144686)? I REALLY need to stock up on this paper since I have tons of projects left to make with it for my daughter!

Can you guess where the sentiment came from? It took me a bit, but it is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (128748/127802).

And here is another card that uses the same pack of Designer Series Paper along with the Carols of Christmas Bundle (146036/146037).

And This cute little card uses the Santa Suit Bundle (144681)

Don’t forget for the best selection of products on the Retirement List you’ll want to shop early. Accessories always go fast and Bundles are considered in that group because of the Framelits and Thinlits Dies. The good new is stamp sets will be guaranteed available through December 21st. After that their while supplies last too.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the Retirement List & Year End Sale I know there is a lot going on and it can be kinda confusing.

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Year End List printable PDF

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Year End Sales Event Starts Today!

December is a month full of hustle and bustle
& Stampin’ Up! is giving us a Year End Sale to make our season a little brighter!
So why not Treat yourself to a little something too?
Want to see the Holiday Catalog Retirement List & Year End Sales?
Click HERE to see the Year End Sale Items in my Online Store
Or you can Print the Year End Sale & Retirement List
Retirement List &Year End Sale PDF
Retirement List & Year End Sale xlsx

Year End Sales Dates: December 1, 2017–January 2, 2018 or while supplies last

 

Here’s the Fine Print:

  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Discounts apply to select items only.
  • Retiring items from the 2017 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.
  • Excess items from 2017 annual catalog are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.
  • Discounted items may be added to a Starter Kit—or purchased with Stampin’ Rewards—at the promotional price. Join my Team and be a Happy Shopper!
  • Host sets can be purchased using only Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps until December 21 (not accessories—accessories are only while supplies last).
  • Accessories are while Supplies Last

Order Deadlines

  • Online: January 2, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)


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Half Full & More

Have friends who love a good glass of wine? If so then this fun Half Full stamp set might just be for you since you can make all kinds of wonderful things with it such as this card.

And I just love the rich colors, Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide that were used when creating this card. I hope you can  see the sheen on the bottle and glass? Did you know you can use your Fine Tip Glue Pen to create this glass like look. Simply apply and allow to dry, and voila it looks like  glass! Cool right?

Got that bottle of wine or sparkling cider to give and need a tag? How about this beautiful tag using the Year of Cheer Suite of Products you can find on page 37 of our Holiday Catalog? The Cheers to the Year stamp set (144925/144928) is great for not only the holiday season but weddings too.

And who can resist the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (1446640) filled with rich metallics? I love this pack of our paper.

And here are some more wonderful swaps I received at OnStage in Salt Lake.

This card uses the Label of Love stamp set (14490/144967) and Everyday Label Punch (144668) along with the beautiful Foil Snowflakes (144642).

And this card was made using the Musical Season Bundle (144677) and the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (144623).

The Nature Sings stamp set (143653/144406) from our Annual Catalog has been teamed up with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder (143708) for this card.

And my final card today was made using the Carols of Christmas Bundle (146036/146037.

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Gourd Goodness & More

Here is Georgia we are reaping the benefits of a warm front, it’s in the mid 60s and they are expecting 70 for the high tomorrow so I’m not exactly feeling winter today. LOL!! So instead I thought I’d share with you some of the wonderful swaps I received during OnStage Live in Salt Lake.

This first card uses the Gourd Goodness stamp (144785) set found in the Holiday Catalog and the wonderful Burlap Background stamp (143979/143982).

I just love the feel of texture on this card – these two sets have lots of texture built right into them. And if you don’t already have the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (128748/127802) it’s a must have, since it contains over 20 different sentiments!

These next two cards use the Vintage Leaves stamp set (138802)

White embossing has been teamed up with our Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper.

And how about this card – I just love the texture created with our Embossing Paste (141979) and the Pattern Party Decorative masks (144103).

I really like the white on white used for creating the textured background on this card.

And here is a fun one – the Leaflets Framelits Dies (138283) were used to create this lovely card using the Sheltering Tree stamp set (137163).

The die was used to create a cut out from a scrap piece of card stock which was laid on top of the Whisper White piece. Sponges were used to shade in the leaf and then the mask was removed and the tree was stamped. Striking.

And finally here is one that I recently cased for a class.

It uses the Sheet Music Background stamp, Colorful Seasons and sentiment is from the Count My Blessings stamp set from the Holiday Catalog on page 50. If you haven’t seen this set you might want to check it out.

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It’s Here! Today you can Save 20% on Stamps!

The Online Extravaganaza start today with 20% on select stamps! So why not check out these wonderful swaps using some of these sets?

Bloomin’ Love (140643) is currently 20% off and great news the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies (140621) is on part of Online Extravagana too!

Remarkable You (139891/139894) is one of my favorite sets and perfect for water coloring or the Stampin’ Blends.

And how about this cute card using Cool Treats stamp set (142982)?

And the Super Duper stamp set (142871/142874)

Or the Garden Girl  stamp set (143949/143952). This set is great for coloring with our NEW Stampin’ Blends or the Watercolor Pencils (141709) that are part of this sale.

The Touches of Texture stamp set (141934/143251) was used to create this card along with our Embossing Paste (141979) and Pattern Party Decorative Masks (144103).

Did you notice the Embossing Paste was tinted? Yep, you can use your reinkers for a bolder color like on this card or even sponge over it ones it is dry for a softer look. Cool right?

And good news a few of our Holiday sets are part of the sale too!

I love how quick and easy this card using the Every Good Wish stamp set (144862/144865) is to make. Swap out the Silver for our Gold 1/8″ Ribbon (134583) to a great deal at 40% off.

And how about this card using the Tiding of Joy stamp set (144870)?

I just love the way the Sheet Music Background Stamp (143967/143970) was used for the back drop of this card. The masking technique used for this card is simple to do. Simply create a cut out in the shape desired and use a post it with the holly image then stamp.

I can’t pick a favorite. How about you? You’ll want to hurry since this is a 24 Hours sale that ends at 11:50 pm (MT) today! Click HERE to see a printable list and more details on this fun sale.

And get news the fun doesn’t end on the 26th! Watch for our flash sale November 27th for some extra deals!

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It’s my way of saying Thank You for choosing me as your Demonstrator!

Simply email me your choice StampwithJini@gmail.com after placing your order.

 

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ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA – Monday, November 20th – November 26th

 

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Heartland, OnStage & More

Today I’m going to share one of my cards that I created for my OnStage swaps and I’m including a tutorial for you too.This set makes a wonderful masculine cards and I’m always in need of that! How about you?

Love it- it reminds me of all those barns that dotted the country side in Wisconsin. As a child they did school field trips to a really cool living museum, Old World Wisconsin, where they had moved all kinds of barns and had live reenactments from different time periods. It really brought history to life. However, I do remember having been very tired at the end of the day for the long bus ride home. LOL I should have such energy now!

Any how, I bet you’d like to see the tutorial, right?

Heartland OnStage Swap Card Tutorial (printable PDF)

Enjoy! I’ll include the supply list at the bottom of this post for you, so scroll down.

More OnStage….

On a personal note I wanted to share some more photos of OnStage Live – Salt Lake with you. I also want to say thank you, to my fellow crafters, stamping friends, and Team members for your support and help in reaching my goal this year. I couldn’t have taken this step on my journey without each and everyone of you!

I was one of the 160 Demonstrators world wide who promoted to Silver Elite this year and just 1 of the 44 who were in attendance at OnStage Live in Salt Lake who were recognized with a walk across the stage. I can tell you it made my first Live event VERY special.

I couldn’t have done it without you and I’m feel extremely blessed to have each and everyone of you in my life! Meeting and creating friendships while stamping was a special blessing that I didn’t expect when I joined the Stampin’ Up! family 8 years ago. So thank you again!

This promotion allowed me to participate in Leadership training, which allows me to share even more with you. And I can’t wait to share – I’m so excited about the new Occasions Catalog and Saleabration offerings I hope you will be too!

CenterStage is a special event that I was able to attend Thursday night with some wonderful entertainment.  Here is my friend Susan and I at the dinner. We had the pleasure of sitting with Nancy Gauthier and some of her team. (Nancy was the #1 Demonstrator in Leadership in Canada).

I thoroughly enjoyed Jason Hewett who was the entertainment for the night. I laughed until I cried he was sooooo funny!  I wasn’t alone, we were all wiping our eyes by the time he finished. You can find some of his older stuff on YouTube if you are curious.

Stamparatus Update

Wow,  if you tried to reserve a Stamparatus yesterday you know the reservations closed much quicker than expected. Please contact me and I’ll be happy to put you on my Stamparatus list and make sure you get any future information about the new reservation process.

I’m afraid I’m not sure if I’ll be able to post tomorrow since I’ll be having a new heating and air system installed.  I’ve been without now since October 8th! Yikes and its getting a bit nippier at night inside my house with the cooler temps. I’ll have to wait and see and crazy it gets around here.

I still have to share a 3d tutorial with you and some wonderful swaps I received at OnStage – so stop on by.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Heartland (143889/143892)

Inks: Early Espresso Classic Ink (126974)

Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Basic Black, (121045), Cherry Cobbler (119685), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder (143708) and Stampin’ Sponges (141337)

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Feather Together & More

Today’s card is one that I made for a general On Stage Live Swap using the Feather Together and Heartland stamp sets. Some how they just seemed to work together once I got going. I have to say I’m thinking I was a bit in a nostalgic mood when I was creating for this event, you’ll see what I mean by the end of the week. lol

Any how here is the card I made.

I really love the way this turned out. While I didn’t have pet geese growing up, my Aunt Arlo and Uncle Rodger did on the farm. I had pet mallards that my dad got me at the Seven Mile Fair Flea Market in Wisconsin one year when we went. I loved the way the male’s feathers changed color in the light. And while my 4 year old memory remembers them being more green I really like the Island Indigo for this project.

Want a tutorial again? Just click on the link below and you’ll get all the information you need!

Feather Together Card Tutorial (printable) PDF

On a personal note, last Wednesday I was able to take a tour of Stampin’ Up!s home office – what fun. I even made a new friend, Natalie on the bus ride over. One of my favorite parts of being a Demonstrator, you get to meet folks from all over the world.

Here are some photos from the visit.

The snow top mountains were beautiful and so different from ours here in North Georgia.

And here is a photo of the warehouse – it was pretty cool to see how they pack all our orders.

And creativity was everywhere! I loved the chalkboards, wished mine looked this nice in the classroom.

Isn’t the bow pretty? It’s made out of the Delicate White Doilies (141701) from the Annual Catalog.

And I love this wreath made from the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (144623). I think my daughter would love one!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Feather Together (141597) and Heartland (143889/143892)

Inks: Smoky Slate (131179), Island Indigo Classic Ink (122923), and Basic Black Archival Ink Pad (140931)

Paper: Smoky Slate (131202), Island Indigo (122923), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Aqua Painter (103954) and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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On Stage, Country Living & More

Wow, it has been a world wind 7 days with lots of fun, laughter, and friends! I’ve got lots to share with you, but today I’m going to share a card that I created for my On Stage Shoebox Swap with Sherrie and more!

I’ve waited 8 years to get to go to a Stampin’ Up! event in Salt Lake and it was well worth the wait – I had a blast and can’t wait for the next On Stage in April, after all I always enjoy stamping with 2,700 of my closest friends. LOL!

My roommate Marnie and I  took off in the wee morning on Tuesday, ready for adventure.

We arrived in Salt Lake ready to check out the city – a quick peek out our window after we checked in (what a view)

And then enjoyed the stroll around Temple Square which included an organ recital there,

and the City Creek Center, which was an outdoor mall where we had lunch at the Blue Lemon, yum.

I couldn’t resist stopping in the chocolate shop, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, which smelled heavenly and picking something up for my hubby, Larry whom I’m left at home. As many of you know he is a chocolate fiend!

And of course we had to check out the Salt Lake Palace Convention Center.

It was fun to see all the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Banners on the posts. It was a full day for sure.

Wednesday, I did a Sherrie’s Shoebox Swap so today I thought I would share a tutorial for my card with you. Want to see the card? I really loved the way it turned out.

Here is the card I created.

I call it Boots and Bandanas – can you see my old-fashioned bandana in the background that I created with the Paisley & Posies Stamp Set. Larry didn’t I had to explain it to him, he just shrugged at me – men lol.

Here is the tutorial for you so you can make one too.

Boots & Bandana Tutorial (printable) PDF

Stop on back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing more of my On Stage experience and tutorials!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Country Livin’ (141922/141925), Paisley & Posies (142196), and Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink Pad (140931)

Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Basic Black (121045), Real Red (102482), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon (144129), and Classic Label Punch (141491)

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