Serene Garden & Team Time

I love getting together with my team at our monthly meeting and sharing. We have a lot of fun together learning new things and sharing. Today’s projects were all part of our team swaps.

This first card uses the Serene Garden bundle (148395) and the emboss resist technique.

Simply use our Versa Mark Ink Pad and White Embossing Powder stamp the image and then use a Sponge Dauber and Gorgeous Grape Ink (147099) to create this lovely soft background.

And how about this fun square card using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set (142924) and Thinlits Dies (142749).

It’s fun fold pops open making it extra special.

And this fun project is a 3d that holds a bright and cheerful nail file. The holder was created with our Envelope Punch Board (133774).

And the A Good Day stamp set (145870/145873) was used for this fun 3d not only were stamps used for the sentiment, but also to create a background to match the nail file using the Granny Apple 147095/147163) and Melon Mambo Classic Inks (147051/115662).

And this final card was made using the Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration 149717) stamp set and our Wood Textures (144177) and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (148554).

Just lovely don’t you think?

Have you ever thought about joining? Would you love to craft and share with others and get a discount on your favorite products? If so, then our team might just be the thing you are looking for!

And right now is a fantastic time to join! Since during Sale-a-bration not only will you get a $175 in product for just $99. You also have the option of a beautiful exclusive Craft Tote to carry your crafting items.

And as an added benefit you can choose from the Sale-a-bration 2nd release items and our March Special to add to your kit. Want to learn more? Click HERE to learn more about the Blue Mountain Stampers and joining today.

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, monthly – both local and online/virtual
  • Lunch & Learn, monthly
  • 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!

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Nailed It On Stage Swaps & More!

This past Saturday was Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage event – and can you say WOW! I was blown away by the swaps and NEW 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and think you will be too! Deborah and I hit the road for Savannah early Friday morning.

I’ll be sharing more about On Stage and the new goodies in future posts, but today I wanted to share with you a couple of the swap cards I made and some swaps I received.

This first card I made using the Swan Lake stamp set (142974/142977) and our In Color Dapper Denim. I used the Gold Wink of Stella (141898) to color the beak and add a little shimmer to the water. This stack of 2016 In Color Designer Series Paper #141408 is on the retirement list so get yours before its gone HERE).

Here are some more cards made with our Designer Series Paper Stacks which are all on the retirement list.

this first swap from Cindy uses the Baby Bear stamp set (141859) and the Neutrals Stack of Designer Series Paper (138435).

And this next one if is done in our Dapper Denim again. Barbara used the Custom Tee Bundle (144724) from our Occasions Catalog that is retiring.

And Karen created this classic color combo card using the retiring items Botanical Builders Framelits Dies (140625) and Tin of Cards stamp set (138946) and the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (138435). I’m really going to miss this set since I love the font and the size of the sentiments.

Dragonfly Dreams done in Peekaboo Peach! Love the way Michelle used the Basic Rhinestones (119246) for the eyes.

And finally my Nailed it swap – It was based on my son’s birthday card that I made earlier. You can see that card HERE.

You’ll find the complete supply list below. I can’t tell you how sad I am that this bundle won’t be available after the Occasions Catalog ends. Of course the stamp sets on the retirement list are guaranteed until May 22nd, but our accessories and bundles are only while supplies last. See the complete Retirement List HERE.

Here is another card made with the Nailed It Bundle and Urban Underground Designer Series Paper (142783) that I received in a swap. I just love this suite of products found in the Occasions Catalog on page 47 – the colors are wonderful for masculine cards.

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!  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! (Join in the next couple of days and you can even  join my team for our On Stage Online Event this Friday evening.)

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Nailed It (*143074/143077) and Better Together (141733/141736)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Smoky Slate (131179) and Delightful Dijon Classic Ink (138327)

Paper: 2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (138432), Delightful Dijon (138338), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Build It Framelits Dies (*143230), Watercolor Pencils (141709) and Blender Pens (102845)

*Nailed It Bundle (144734/144735)

 

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Everyday Hero & tons more!

Recently I was able to get together with my Kathleen and her team for some stamping fun and so I thought I’d share some of the project that we made together along with some of the swaps we did.

The first card I’m sharing with you is a swap from Maria using the Everyday Hero stamp set (143080). Maria used our Watercolor Pencils to color this adorable super hero and the Gold Wink of Stella (141898) to color win the WOW so it sparkles.

More swapping fun included cards from Lorraine and Susan using the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle of products (144728).

If you haven’t already gotten this bundle it’s a great one! Lots of fantastic ideas are out there – the options are endless!

And of course who doesn’t love the Beautiful You stamp set 143004/143637) that Teresa used for her card.

And Linda who is new to the team used the Layering Love stamp set (141962/141965) along with the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (141654) to create this soft lovely card.

She used the Decorative Label Punch (120907) for the end of the banner in a different way – She slipped the card stock into the punch and through the hole so that she only cut one end of the card stock – cool, right?

I just love the versatility of punches!

And finally some of our Make n Takes that I stamped. First this cute little 3d boat made using the Window Box Thinlits Die (142762). Wouldn’t these be great done in red, white and blue for Memorial Day?

And a card using using the Window Shopping Bundle (144742/144743) which includes the same Thinlits, but using it in a different way.

And I love this Suite of products – the Urban District found on page 47 of the Occasions Catalog contains some wonderful coordinating products that include two stamp sets, Designer Series Paper and embellishments! Wow – great for the guys in our lives and so many other uses too.

And finally a Sale-a-bration project using the So Very Much stamp set (143340/143343) that you can earn for free until March 31st.

I loved this emboss resist technique using the 2016 In Colors so much that I’m sending this card out this month to say thank you when you place an order!

Whew! what did I tell you lots of sharing and inspiring going on.  Stamping with my fellow demonstrators is one of the things I enjoy most – it’s a time to gather, learn and inspire each other. And I’ve made some wonderful friendships in my stamping journey because I’m part of the community of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

Get your 2015 In Colors Before they’re Gone!

Our retiring In Colors are always one of the first things to disappear when the retirement list is announced in April – so now is a great time to complete your collection so you don’t miss out.

Sale-a-bration EVEN MORE FREE ITEMS!!!

Sale-A-Bration has flown by! And there are only a few days are remaining during Sale-A-Bration.

Don’t forget you have until March 31 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!

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Custom Tees are easy!

It’s spring and that means t-shirt weather, right? So why not check out this fun card Anita gave me using the T Shirt Builder Dies that coordinates with the Sale-a-bration set Designer T stamp set you can earn FREE. It’s a fun set that is great for everyone!

Team it up with the Tie Dyed stamp set (143008) you’ll have a fun rad look too! And did you notice the Designer Series Paper in the background? It’s our Carried Away Designer Series Paper (143608) from Sale-a-bration.

Want to see some more Sale-a-bration items? Check out these fun cards.

This first card Joanne gave me using the Stylized Birthday single stamp (141828) – a great font and size for quick and easy birthday cards. The FREE Sale-a-bration set Delicate Details (143314) was used to make a background for this bold image.

And this second card is one I made. It uses the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (143830), Watercolor Pencils (141709) and the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp set (142924).

If you’d like any of these FREE items you’ll want to place your order soon since they are on a while supplies last basis and Sale-a-bration ends March 31st.

And while your order why not get those basics you need. Including ink pads, reinkers and card stock.

Now is a great time especially for the 2015-2017 In Colors since they will be retiring soon. So you won’t want to miss out. Not only will you complete your collection, but you’ll get to earn FREE items too! How sweet is that?

Got questions? Please feel free to contact me I’m here to help.

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Touches of Texture & More

Team time = fun and swaps, so today I thought I’d share some of the cards that my team members made for March’s Team Meeting.

This first card is Deborah’s and she used her new skills that she learned using the Watercolor Pencils to add color to her flowers.

I’ve included the recipe below for this card. (You’ll have to scroll way down to the bottom.)

Mary’s card uses the wonderful Dragonfly Dreams Bundle (144728) and our yummy Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (140550) and Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (142788) with it’s soft colors it’s perfect for spring!

And this final card is from Cindy. Cindy loves soft pastels, so this card is very Cindy as our team says. LOL!

Cindy used the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die (140621) and Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706) to create this beautiful Easter card focal point along with the Suite Sentiments Stamp Set (140709/140712).

My team is a large part of what makes my Stampin’ Up! experience so special – they are a wonderful group of crafters who love to stamp, share and we inspire each other with what we love to do….paper craft. What could be better?

Peak Princess Day

I love to pamper my team and Peak Princess Day is all about the pampering! So today I thought I’d share some photos from our last Peak Princess Day in February so you can see what it’s all about.

The day is about pampering, fellowship and sharing as a team so we have some goodies to enjoy while we visit and stamp.

And of course I made these fun little treats for everyone. (You can see more about these Rabbit Mini Coffee Cups HERE).

And  we share too – Here are some 3d projects that Deborah and Cindy brought to show what they were making.

And here is a card Cindy shared using the Falling in Love Stamp set (143106/143109), Window Box Thinlits Dies (142762) and Succulent Garden 3/8″ Ribbon combo Pack (142781).

There has to be some prizes, right? So we drew some names from everyone who qualified for this special day of pampering!

Melanie, Donna, Mary and Deborah all were winners!

We went on to stamp together and tried our hands at some new techniques for our Make n’ Takes.

Can you believe I forgot a team picture? Sigh….next time!

Sound like fun? Would you like to join us next time? Now is a great time and there is no obligation when you join.

Would you like to be a happy Shopper? If so 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

Join the Blue Mountain Stampers

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Touches of Textures (141934/143251) and Avant Garden (Sale-a-bration )

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Crumb Cake (126975), Rich Razzleberry (126950) and Old Olive Classic Ink (126953)

Paper: Rich Razzleberry (115316) and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (141709) and Blender Pens (102845)

 

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Dragonfly Dreams Class

You’ll make 3 projects – learn a technique, fancy fold and more!

Everything is included except your favorite Adhesives

Class Bundle includes the Clear Mount Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies from the Occasions Catalog! Along with the Inside the Lines Series Paper.

Saturday, March 11th at 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Class Bundle Fee: $66

Class only: $33

 R.S.V.P and Prepay by Wednesday, February 22nd to hold your spot

(Click on my Calendar of Events or Email me to RSVP and hold your spot)

  Need Adhesive? No problem, pick yours up at the class.

Dragonfly Dreams & Upcoming Classes

Dragonfly Dreams has been one of the most popular bundles in the Occasions Catalog. And when you see the lovely cards it can make you’ll know why.

This card uses a wonderful watercolor wash background created with our reinkers and Aqua Painter. The simplicity of this card is just wonderful I think.And I fell in love with this background as soon as I saw it – teals and water colored tones are some of my favorite colors so I was thrill when Cara shared with me how she made this background on her swap.  If you would like to see how to create this background too I’ve made a quick video for you.

How to Create a Water Color Wash Background

I’ve also included a supply list for this card at the end of this post.

Love this bundle? Why not check out my Dragonfly Dreams Class below. Not only does the class include this bundle of products, you’ll also get to make 3 wonderful projects; including a technique and fancy fold to get you started. Why not sign up today?

 

Upcoming Classes

 

Card Class – February 23rd  10-12 pm or 6-8:30 pm

Paper Pumpkin Craft Time – February 28th  10 am – 12pm

Caring with Cards – Clarkesville Library February 21st  2 – 3 pm

FREE event – come make a difference in some one’s life. Cards are donated to Holiday for Heroes and Ronald McDonald House

 

Dragonfly Dreams Class: Saturday, March 11th 1 – 3:30 pm Class Fee $66

Class includes stamp set, Thinlits and Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper

RSVP and prepay by Wednesday, February 22nd

For more information on my classes CLICK HERE to see my Calendar of Events

And of course if you’ve ever thought about getting a discount on your Stampin’ Up! products, Sale-a-bration is a great time to join! Why not  see what being a Demonstrator is all about and join the fun! Contact me for more information about my Blue Mountain Stampers Team Meeting- February 7th  1 – 3:30 pm

 

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Dragonfly Dreams (142924)

Inks: Night of Navy Classic Ink (100867)

Paper: Shimmery White (101910), Bermuda Bay (131197), Night of Navy (100867), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (142749), Bermuda Bay (131156), Island Indigo (122932),and Dapper Denim Reinkers (141399), Aqua Painters (103954), and Pearls Basic Jewels (119247)

 *Dragonfly Dreams Bundle (144728)

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Dragonfly Dreams

Today’s cards are made with the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle that includes a stamp set and Thinlits Dies.  These stamps have a wonderful watercolor look built right into the stamps. And since it is a two-step set it is made in Photopolymer so you can line things up easily!

Check out these two wonderful cards I was given in my recent swap.

and here is the fun inside – love this little bumble bee!

This next card uses the soft and subtle colors from the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper that creates the background layer.

Love this bundle? Why not check out my upcoming class schedule HERE. My Dragonfly Dreams Class includes not only the bundle but you’ll also get a package of Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. And you’ll get to make three wonderful projects including a technique, fancy fold and more!

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a fun project I made along with a video tutorial I made for you!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Dragonfly Dreams (142924) and Vertical Greetings (141873/141876)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931) and Daffodil Delight Classic Ink (126944)

Paper: Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (141654), Island Indigo (122923), Daffodil Delight (119683) and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (142749), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246) and Clear Wink of Stella (141897)

*Dragonfly Dreams Bundle (144728)

 

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Fun at the Occasions Catalog Kick Off Event

It’s that time of year when I start to get really excited about the spring catalog that will go live tomorrow,  January 4th.  You are going to love the beautiful items in the spring catalog…but what you will LOVE even more is that with every $50 purchase you’ll get a free Sale-a-bration freebie as well!

This promotion called Sale-a-bration only runs until March 31st so it’s very exciting!

Today’s Projects are from Saturday’s Occasions Catalog Kick Off. We made three different cards using 3 different style sets – so there was something for everyone! (I’m afraid I’m having problems downloading photos so I’ll only be able to share 2 of the projects tonight, but stop by tomorrow when I’ll share the last project along with some organizational items I have for you.)

This first card uses a bundle (144711/144712) that is one of my favorite since it covers all kinds of occasions. The stamp set Life Me Up (142893/142896) coordinates with the Up & Away Thinlits Dies (142748) and who doesn’t love that? You can find out more about this bundle on page 10 of the 2017 Occasions Catalog – and wait till you see the wonderful Designer Series Paper that is part of your FREE Sale-a-bration choices!!!

And finally this wonderful card using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set (142924) and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (142749) found on page 6.

Everyone who attended received a cute little treat from me too.

I made this using the Sealed with Love suite of products found on page 14 & 15 of the Occasions Catalog.

They are filled with, what else – Hershey’s Hugs & Kisses of course!

As usual I forgot to take photos during the event, but I did remember to take some before hand so you can see what it was like.

You’ll want to check out all of my upcoming Classes & Events both of these bundles will be offered in upcoming classes!

Click HERE to see my full Calendar of Events

Want a Catalog?

Want a copy of the Occasions Catalog for your own? Why not email me you name, address and phone number and I’ll be happy to mail one to you.

Have a long Wish List?

Why not host a party or private class and earn more during Sale-a-bration? I’m  scheduling my card parties and virtual parties for January and February calendar now!

Earn more during Sale-a-bration when you host!!!

Want it All?

Love it all? Why not join my team? Not only will you get a discount on all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products, but you’ll be a Blue Mountain Stamper and receive all the perks of being part of my team too! Click HERE to learn more about my team and joining.

During Sale-a-bration not only will you receive a wonderful kit including over $125 in product you’ll also receive a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit, AND an additional 2 FREE stamp sets!!! Wow that is over $240 in product for just $99!!!! Got questions? Call me at 706 754-7124 or email me at stampwithjini@gmail.com – Just let me know I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.

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