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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Shop in my Online Store or contact me – the choice is yours! Go ahead and call  or  email me your order and I’ll place it for you!

It’s simple to send your order by email – StampwithJini@gmail.com 

Simply email your list and payment method by Monday night, the 27th before 8 p.m. (I’ll let you know when I receive it so you don’t have to wonder if I got your information).

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

 

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Are you Ready for the Online Extravaganza!!!!

We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For us crafters, it’s because Online Extravaganza is starting Monday, November 20th!!! During this promotion, there will be exclusive deals and sales available for limited times.
Stampin’ Up is bringing you incredible limited time offers on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

 And Extravaganza excitement lasts all week long!

The first incredible offering will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.

Stamp Sale starts Monday, November 20 12:00 AM and ends at 11:59 PM.

Don’t want to worry? Go ahead and give me your order early and I’ll place it for you! Just email me your list (StampwithJini@gmail.com) and payment method by Sunday night, the 19th before 8 p.m. (I’ll let you know when I receive it so you don’t have to wonder if I got your information).

The Online Extravaganza with end with a bang! A special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th!  Make sure to check my blog for the announcement and more details!

 
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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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Stamparatus – What’s that?

The Stamparatus was launched during On Stage Live – Salt Lake and I’m so excited since I was part of the Leader to Leader Team that helped develop this new tool!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on it and I’m sure you’ll feel the same.

And the good news is I’ll be one of the first to receive mine, since I was part of the Leader to Leader development team, so you’ll get to see and use it first during my classes and team meetings before February!!! (I just LOVE being a demonstrator with Stampin’ Up!)

The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

What is a Stamparatus?

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Hinge Stamping….. Yes, this is a new stamping term!!! It’s sooo simple you’re going to LOVE it!!!

Here is a video to show you the NEW Stamparatus!

Product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  •  Price–$49.00
RESERVE YOURS:
Thursday, November 16th

With the launch of this tool, Stampin’ Up! is trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as it is available in the Stampin’ Up!s warehouse.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • 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.

How cool is that?

Here’s how to Reserve your Stamparatus on Thursday, November 16th at 4 p.m. (ET)
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
Go ahead and do this today so you’ll be ready to log in and reserve yours tomorrow!
2. Click HERE to Reserve yours on November 16th and click on the Stamparatus link to get started
There are 3 opportunities to reserve a Stamparatus. Here are the options and they are sure to fill up fast since there are a limited number of spots in each!
I know you’ll want to get in the first reservation group like me so you’ll get yours as soon as possible next year! So you’ll want to reserve yours as soon as possible tomorrow Thursday, November 16th!
Got Questions? Here are some Answers:
Stamparatus Launch Q & A
 
Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-stepinstructions, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers.
Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store.
Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?
A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.

Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?

A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.

Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.
Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order.  Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.
Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?
A: Yes.
Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.
Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.
Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there?
A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability depending on demand.
Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?
A: Yes.
Q:Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
A: Yes.
Q:How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
A:For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.
Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding.
Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on a surface, object, or  document using an engraved or inked block or die or other instrument
 
Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose
Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus

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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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Come join me for my Santa’s Workshop

You’re sure to impress this holiday season with these Hand crafted Gifts!
Making your own hand made gifts is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season! Let’s do it together and have fun!!!
We’ll be making 4 great gift items
Including a sugar scrub, gift card holders, and more!
Date: Saturday, December 2nd
Time: 1 pm until 5 pm
Class Fee $35
R.S.V.P and Prepay by Friday, November 17th
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

Flurry of Wishes

Do you love snowflakes? I guess it’s my Wisconsin roots, but for some reason I can never have too many snowflake sets, so of course Flurry of wishes is on my stamp set shelf. LOL!

This first card combines two of my favorite things coffee and snowflakes – so how can you not love this card done in traditional colors. Check out those cute little deer from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.

It teams up the Merry Cafe Stamp Set (144965) and Coffee Cup Framelits Dies (143745) with the Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set (139732).

And here the snowflakes are done in shades of blue with a touch of silver.

This next card is done with Rich Razzleberry and Smoky Slate. And can you see the texture created with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder behind the snow flakes?

This final card includes some embossing for some pizzazz.

Wow what did I tell you? Love snowflakes too? Why not leave me a comment today and tell me which card is your favorite and why?

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