Merry Cafe Chocolate Wrap

Do you love coffee? Do you have friends who love coffee? If so you’ll love this little gift I made recently for my Holiday Catalog Kick Off using the Merry Cafe stamps set and it’s coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits Dies.

When I found these little boxed coffee flavored chocolates I knew they’d make a perfect little gifts!

Want to see the project now?

Perfect for little gift celebrating fall, right? And I have to say the chocolate pretty yummy. I’m having a hard time keeping them out of my daughter’s hands. LOL! I had a lot of fun making these for everyone at the Holiday Catalog Kick Off!

I’ve made a tutorial for you so that you can whip some up for your family and friends this holiday season. Why not check it out?

Merry Cafe Chocolate Wrap Video Tutorial

Easy, right? I’ve been having so much fun making coffee themed cards and gifts – you’ll want to watch for more blog posts in the future using it since I just can’t help myself!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Merry Cafe (144965)

Inks: Cajun Craze (126965), Peekaboo Peach Classic Ink (141398), and Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (144613), Crumb Cake (120953), Soft Sky (131203), Early Espresso (119686), and Peekaboo Peach Card stock (141417)

Accessories: Coffee Cups Framelits Dies (143745), Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine (144353), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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September Card Class

Hand made cards are the best! RSVP to join me for September’s 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, September 28th

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. OR  6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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

 R.S.V.P and Prepay by Friday, September 22nd to hold your spot

 

RSVP is a must for all events! So I can have enough cut for everyone.
Stampwithjini@gmail.com or call 706 754-7124
Doors open 5 minutes before class
Adhesive not included
Need Adhesive? No problem, pick yours up at the class.
Click on my Calendar of Events or Email me (StampwithJini@gmail.com)
to RSVP and hold your spot

Hurricane Relief – Making a Difference with stamping!
If you haven’t seen  Stampin’ Up! is matching donations to the Red Cross. You can click HERE to read more about their efforts.
I personally am selling cards through the end of September for $3 each and donating the sales to the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. If you live locally and would like to come by to look – Simply call or email to set up a time. I’ve got hundreds of cards to choose from.
If you don’t live locally and would like to purchase cards I am creating an assortment packet of 5 cards for $20 this includes envelopes and postage. You are welcome to get multiple packets.

Packet of Cards



If you have any questions please let me know at stampwithjini@gmail.com
Thanks!

On a personal note here is my Tropical Storm Irma Update

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting this past week. Thank you for your emails of concern asking how we were here – I caught up on emails yesterday and I’m hoping to be back on track with new posts and my Newsletters next week.
Here in the east corner of Georgia we were hit pretty hard by what once was Hurricane Irma. While it was a tropical storm by the time it reached us, it still packed a wallop for us here in the  mountains. Habersham County experienced wide spread power outages and tree damage. I know it doesn’t sound like a lot, but we are a small rural county and we had over 25,000 plus outages and still have over 12,000 to repair as of last nights HEMC update.
While we were extremely lucky to only have this type of damage it is taking a while to get us back up and running again. The line men and others have been diligently working on getting power back and I’m grateful to all those who have come in from other areas and states to help us here in Georgia. I’m extremely grateful for all the hard work and long hours they have put in. It is dangerous work.
 I’m thankful our daughter joined us from South Georgia in the wee hours of Saturday morning so we were all under one roof. (You know how we moms worry.)
We were also blessed with lower than normal temperatures, so our “camping” was not unpleasant. However, I’m happy to say we were lucky and got power on late Thursday night, but many are still without. One forgets how reliant we are on power.
We ate meals out of our thawing freezers using the grill and I quickly learned how to “perk” coffee with a tea kettle and strainer! After all it’s the little things right?
The images are heart breaking that I’ve seen and don’t know where to begin or to put my thoughts into words, we’ve had family and friends in Houston and now in Florida.
 Our hearts go out to those who are affected by this storm – know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you begin recovery.

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2017 Holiday Catalog Organizational Items are Here!

Wow! can you believe all the great new products in the Holiday Catalog? I’ve got soooo many favorites! How about you?

If you haven’t seen the Holiday Catalog there is still time to RSVP for this Saturday’s Holiday Catalog Kick Off. We’ll be making 3 fun projects using Holiday Catalog stamps and you can pick up your copy! Whoo! Hoo!

Click HERE to see more information about my Saturday event along with my full calendar

Don’t live locally? Why not join me on face book for my Virtual Party? HERE.

 

Are you ready for my Organizational items that I’ve created for the Holiday Catalog!

The first item is my Designer Series Paper Chart – it contains all the information and colors included in each pack of Designer Series Paper all in one place!

2017 Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper Chart (Printable PDF)

And the next item – Clear Mount Case labels for the Thinlits Dies and Framelits Dies! I love these new labels for our clear mount cases! It makes putting things back in their place sooo much easier! If you saw my stamping space after a marathon of creating you’d know what I mean LOL!

Framelits Case Inserts (3)

Here are the New Labels for the Holiday Catalog Products:

If you’d like to see all my labels and a tutorial on how to use them you can click HERE and HERE

And do you love an index as much as I do? For some reason I just got to have one –  LOL! So you’re in luck if you liked one to! Here is one so you can find things quickly.

2017 Holiday Catalog Index (printable PDF)

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Team Getaway Fun with the Holiday Catalog!

As I mentioned yesterday I held my team retreat last weekend. It was 3 wonderful days of fellowship, stamping, and laughter. As usual I was a bit remiss in taking photos of us together during the event. (Note to self put a sticky note out to remind me next time. since I get side tracked easily at these events. LOL). But you are in luck because I did take photos of some of the project everyone was working on.

Our group was a bit smaller than normal but that didn’t slow us down any. Actually it was kind of nice since we were able to spread out. You know how it goes 6 feet is never enough space with all those new goodies! Here is a photo of the space set up and ready for everyone to arrive.

Deborah brought this cute little treat for everyone made with the Lemon Zest Bundle (145359/145360).

I can’t wait to make some of these up myself to surprise folks with – that is if I can find the lemon candies. (3 stores already and no luck! Sigh… maybe it is the eclipse and they’ve gone the way of moon pies!)

She also brought this cute little bag she was working on using the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (144613) and Spooky Cat Stamp Set (144749).

And do you see the yummy Basic Black Vintage Crochet Trim (144611)? I can’t wait to start working with it!

And Cindy made these wonderful little post it holders for everyone.

On to cards – Want to see some of the wonderful cards we made in our shoe box swap?

Anna’s uses a couple of the new products from the Holiday Catalog.

I just love the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder (144686), snowflakes are my thing any how, but this card was soooo quick and easy perfect for holiday cards!

And Deborah’s is a new twist on the ever popular Swirly Bird Stamp Set (141749).

And my card – of course it uses the Musical Season Bundle (146048/146049) and Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (144623).

I love the way the french horn cuts out of the Champagne Foil Paper (144748).  You may see this one turn up at my catalog launch (watch for more information coming soon.)

And how about this final card that Cindy made using the Painted Harvest stamp set from the Holiday Catalog. Soft and lovely – I knew I’d end up wanting this bundle when I saw her working with things at the retreat!

And here is a fun note card that Anna surprised me with for my promotion using the Icing on the Cake Stamp Set (143664). I was admiring it while she was stamping but had no clue it was for me – what a surprise!

I have such wonderful stamping friends and team members!

And last but not least how about this cute little thank you card made with the Bella & Friends stamp set (141867/141870)?

So what do you think? Love the new items too in my 2017 Holiday Catalog PreOrder Goodies Video from yesterday (Click HERE to see the video) and today’s projects? It’s just a peek of what’s inside the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And as I am sure you can guess, being the first to see this new catalog or any of our new catalogs is a very exciting AND a  huge perk of being a Demonstrator – after all who wouldn’t want to be first? Right!  Add the fact that you’ll receive a discount on all these products and you can’t loose! If you feel this is a good time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers, you too can be first too!

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

That’s the name of our stamping community. I love 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 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.

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

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Crafting Forever Matchbook Fun!

I just love this NEW Crafting Forever stamp set (143955/143958) and couldn’t resist using it for the Catalog Kick Off. The sayings are fun and the images are great for those of us who love crafting.

I found these fun colorful post it flags at the dollar spot and wanted to create a little holder for them to go along with the new catalog.

After all mine has little flags sticking out all over the place yours should too. LOL!  My wish list is long and this catalog has some wonderful new products that I can’t resist!

I couldn’t decide which sentiment to use – so I chose to make some of each.

Want to learn how to make these quick and easy Matchbooks? Why not check out my Video Tutorial to learn how?

Crafting Forever Matchbook Post It Flag Holder Video Tutorial

And here is my supply list – I’ve included items to make both options for you.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Crafting Forever (143955/143958)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper (144147), Island Indigo (122923), Melon Mambo Card stock (1515320)

Accessories: Tree Builder Punch (138295) and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751), and Rhinestones Basic Jewels (144220)

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Catalog Kick Off Fun!

Saturday we kicked off the 2017 Catalog launch with a fun event where we made 3 cards using new product and stamp sets from Annual Catalog. I love these events since they are always a lot of fun – after all who doesn’t love a new catalog, right? LOL!

Today I thought I’d share some photos of the class room and what everyone received when they attended. I had lots of great cards to share on display that I’ll also be sharing with you on my blog. I totally revamped my chalk board displays and even added a little shelf since one of them needed repair.

Along with some of our new products

Want to see what greeted everyone at their places? I made these cute little name tags using the Daisy Delight Bundle.

Everyone who attended received a NEW Catalog, of course. Along with a 2017 In Color Swatches and Bookmark to hold their spot, chocolate, and a special little post it note flag holder. (I’ll be sharing some videos later this week on these projects – so watch for them in the up coming days.)

Mean while here is one of the cards we made using the Ribbon of Courage stamp set (143852/143855).

This set is also has coordinating Framelits Dies, Support Ribbon (143749) to make it easier to use yet! You get get both in our money saving bundle (145341/145342) and save 10%.

This set not only contains two different ribbons, it also contains some wonderful sentiments. Customize the ribbon with the color you need and you have a wonderful card to share with a friend or loved one.

I’m including a FREE Tutorial for you for this card

Ribbon of Courage Tutorial (printable) PDF

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more projects from the Catalog Launch.

Don’t have a catalog? Don’t already have a Demonstrator? Why not contact me? Simply email me at StampwithJini@gmail.com or call 706 754-7124 to get your copy.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Ribbon of Courage (143852/143855)

Inks: Basic Gray Classic Ink (140932)

Paper: Basic Gray (121044), Berry Burst (144243), Powder Pink (144244), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella (141897), 2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (144033) and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker

 

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2017 Annual Catalog Framelits Organization & More!

As I mentioned yesterday I was working on the Framelits Organizational items for you – and here they are! Case inserts for all the items in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

Printable Framelits & Thinlits Dies Case Inserts

  • At Home Framelits  PDF
  • Birds & Blooms Thinlits PDF
  • Birthday Friends Framelits  PDF
  • Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits PDF
  • Bold Butterfly Framelits  PDF
  • Bouquet Bunch Framelits  PDF
  • Build a Bike Framelits  PDF
  • Bunch of Banners Framelits  PDF
  • Butterfly Thinlits  PDF
  • Celebration Thinlits  PDF
  • Christmas Stockings Thinlits  PDF
  • Coffee Cups Framelits  PDF
  • Cupcake Cutouts Framelits PDF
  • Detailed Floral Thinlits  PDF
  • Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits  PDF
  •  Detailed Santa Thinlits PDF
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits  PDF
  • Eclectic Layers Thinlits PDF
  • Everyday Jar Framelits  PDF
  • Flourish Thinlits PDF
  • Frozen Treat Framelits PDF
  • Garden Grown Framelits PDF
  • Happy Birthday Thinlits  PDF
  • Hearth & Home Framelits PDF
  • Large Letters Framelits  PDF
  • Large Numbers Framelits  PDF
  • Layering Circles Framelits PDF
  • Layering Ovals Framelits  PDF
  • Layering Squares Framelits PDF
  • Leaflets Framelits  PDF
  • Little Loves Framelits  PDF
  • Lots of Labels Framelits PDF
  • Lovely Laurel Thinlits  PDF
  • Lovely Words Thinlits  PDF
  • May Flowers Framelits PDF
  • Move Me Thinlits  PDF
  • Orchid Builder Framelits PDF
  • Paisley Framelits  PDF
  • Pocket Framelits  PDF
  • Popcorn Box Thinlits PDF
  • Pretty Pines Thinlits  PDF
  • Rose Garden Framelits  PDF
  • Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits PDF
  • Sassy & Sweet Framelits  PDF
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits  PDF
  • Starlight Thinlits PDF
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits PDF
  • Sunshine Wishes Thinlits  PDF
  • Support Ribbon Framelits  PDF
  • Swirly Scribbles Thinlits  PDF
  • Umbrella Weather Framelits  PDF
  • Up & Away Thinlits PDF
  • Welcome Home Framelits PDF
  • Window Box Thinlits PDF
  • Wood Crate Framelits  PDF

Simply print them off onto our Whisper White card stock, trim and insert into one of our Clear Mount Stamp Cases (119105). If you were looking for these in our 2017-2018 Catalog and couldn’t find them it is because they were left out. But never fear they are still available. Simply write in the numbers or print off this image below and adhere to the bottom of page 217 – you’ll see there is a spot for the items LOL!

and here is a full list of the Catalog Corrections for you.

I’m busy creating some goodies for my Catalog Kick Off this Saturday – so stop by next week when I’ll be sharing cards I’ve created for the event and other goodies with you.

 

Upcoming Classes & Such

Want to stamp with me? Here is whats coming up over the next several months so you can save the date. Remember all my classes have a Kit to Go Option (Click HERE to learn more about Kits to Go.)

Monthly events –

Card Class –

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

7/27, 8/24, 9/28, 10/26, 11/16, and 12/28

Class Fee $15; or FREE with minimum purchase

Class to Go Option: $20 (postage is included in the price of the Kit to Go Option)

RSVP Needed Friday before event to save your spot

 

Paper Pumpkin Craft Time –

Fourth Tuesday of the month 10 am – 12pm

7/25, 8/22, 9/26, 10/24, 11/28, and 12/19

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!

 

Blue Mountain Stampers’ Team Meeting –

First Tuesday of the month 1 – 3:30 pm

7/11, 8/8, 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, and 12/5

Come see what being a Demonstrator is all about and join the fun!

 

You’ll get great products & make 3 fun projects during these Bundle Classes!

 

Colorful Seasons Class:

Saturday, July 15th 1 – 3:30 pm

Class Fee $77 Class includes stamp set and framelits

Class Fee Only $38

Class to Go Options: Kit with product bundle $82 or Kit only $43

(postage is included in the price of the Kit to Go Option)

RSVP and prepay by Wednesday, June 28th to hold your spot

 

You Move Me Class:

Saturday, August 19th 1 – 3:30 pm

Class Fee $72 Class includes stamp set and framelits

Class Fee Only $36

Class to Go Options: Kit with product bundle $77 or Kit only $41

(postage is included in the price of the Kit to Go Option)

RSVP and prepay by Wednesday, August 2nd to hold your spot
Lovely Friends Class:

Saturday, September 16th 1 – 3:30 pm

Class Fee $77 Class includes stamp set and framelits

Class Fee Only $38

Class to Go Options: Kit with product bundle $82 or Kit only $43

(postage is included in the price of the Kit to Go Option)

RSVP and prepay by Wednesday, August 30th to hold your spot

 

RSVP is a must for all events! StampwithJini@gmail.com or call 706-754-7124

 

Don’t live local or can’t make an event?

Ask me about my private classes or Class to Go Option

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B.Y.O.P Grad

Spring is here and Graduations started in early May in our area. So today’s card is one that I made for a cousin’s son who recently graduated from college in South Carolina.

This card was quick and easy to make and I love the special touch the Red Glimmer Paper adds.

On a personal note as I mentioned earlier, our daughter, Kaitlin graduated  from GCSU on May 6th with her Music Ed degree and is now back home for the summer. While I’m loving having her here I know it won’t be for long.

Larry and I are so proud of her and her accomplishments and think she is going to make a great teacher. She is a natural and loved everything about her student teaching semester in Morgan County.

After the ceremony and a final goodbye in Milledgeville, we loaded the truck to head home. On the way we stopped and had a celebration dinner at Kani House, one of her favorite places to dine. It was great to have the family together to celebrate this special day.

Now it is on to job interviews and new adventures for Kaitlin – the 4 years have flown by!

Stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing the projects and pillow gifts I made for my Sale-a-bration Celebration earlier this month.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: B.Y.O.P. (137159)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Red Glimmer Paper (121790), Real Red (102482), Basic Black (121045), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits (141497) and Large Numbers Framelits Dies (140622)

 

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DIY Retreat, Balloon Adventure Slider Card & More!!!

Do you ever think that you’ve done something and then realized you totally didn’t do it? Well that is what happened with today’s post – I thought I’d already shared my DIY  experience with you, but instead the photos got lost on my computer. LOL!

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to be a vendor at the Georgia DIY Retreat held by the Salvation Army in Jasper, Georgia at Camp Grandview with 80 lovely ladies. It was a wonderful weekend of fellowship and crafting, of all types! What could be better right?

When I arrived I set up my vendor space with all kinds of Stampin’ Up! goodies to choose from. (I wasn’t sure what to expect for the DIY weekend since this was my first vendor event, but next time I’ll be more prepared.)

And of course I set up my crafting space too as we all started to arrive!

I worked on some past kits and retired items that I had – I plan to use the cards as part of my Christmas gifts this year for family and friends.

What a wonderful space we had in the chapel to craft in.

For meals we walked to the dining hall which was decorated so cute. Each table had a bee themed decoration.

It’s was such a treat not to have to cook for the weekend! And at each meal we were given a bible verse made by the different Salvation Army Divisions from all over the state of Georgia. Each was uniquely decorated and while they were all so different they were all beautifully done.

I got to learn more about the Salvation Army and their work in the community. If you’d like to learn more about the Salvation Army too check out their link HERE. During one of the meals Karen shared the story about WWII Donuts girls that I’d never heard before. (It really peaked my interested so I need to do a bit of googling.)

And  of course, there was LOT’S of crafting going on – over the weekend. Sewing machines and computers were humming, knitting, scrap booking, and even furniture was being painted and upholstered. I think every type of crafting project was represented. It was a lot of fun to see what everyone was doing.

I took a couple of wonderful skills classes – what a treat. I’m a life long crafter and love to learn new things! I couldn’t resist signing up for Rebecca’s class – the project was so cute and perfect for Easter and spring.

And these little bunnies were so easy to make! (We used Vaseline to create the crackle effect on the paint, but I’m not sure how well that is going to hold up with time and storage. Hmm….) They are hanging out to welcome everyone in my classroom bath.

They make me smile every time I see them.

I also taught a skills class – A Spinner Card class and got to paper craft with some lovely ladies whom I enjoyed getting to know.

Want to see the cards we made?

Two great movement cards! Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun making the cards – And the Shooting Star stamp (141616/141619) set fit in perfectly with the theme of the retreat Bee Still and Wait for the Glue to Dry!!! LOL!

So today I thought I’d share a FREE PDF Tutorial for the two cards so you can make them too.

Shooting Star Slider Card PDF Tutorial (printable)

Balloon Adventure Card PDF Tutorial (printable)

If you haven’t build a spinner or slider card yet – You can watch the Getting Started with Slider Cards Video Tutorial HERE.

And Great news: Right now during Sale-a-bration, when you purchase the Shooting Star Bundle (142349/142350) or make ANY $50 purchase in product you can get the Animal Party Designer Series Paper for FREE today! You’ll want to use Sale-a-bration item #147365 (since the regular number won’t work as a Free item). But you won’t want to wait since Sale-a-bration ends tonight at 11:50 pm MT!!!

And I couldn’t resist one final photo as I walked to breakfast of the breath taking mountain view.

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Sale-a-bration  –  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 tonight at 11:50 pm MT, March 31st to earn free products, join the fun and earn additional $25 in hosting rewards.

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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

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Last Chance for FREE Sale-a-bration items with the purchase of Paper Pumpkin PrePaid Subscriptions

 

Team Holiday Fun

Last week our Team, the Blue Mountain Stampers had it’s annual Christmas Party so I thought I’d share some of what we did with you.

This year our December meeting consisted of a luncheon, BINGO and of course stamping! Here are some pictures from the event.

BINGO was something new we tried as a team – I’m thinking it was a hit!

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Everyone was a winner and got to choose goodies from the prize table, including items from the NEW 2017 Occasions Catalog!

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We celebrated Anniversaries with a little gift. Shared projects that we’ve created,

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and had fun making a Home Decor project during our stamping time.

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And of course I just had to get a group photo of all of us! (I got to try out my selfie stick I daughter got me – LOL!)

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We had a lot of fun together and I feel so blessed to have these wonderful crafters and stampers on my team. It truly is on of the best parts of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Doing what you love, gathering with friends, sharing,  and of course lots of laughter and fun!

Stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some of the wonderful projects my team members brought to the party!