Lift Me Up Chocolate Slider Card

Do you love to make a little something for family and friends for Valentine’s Day? I found these cute little boxes of chocolate recently and couldn’t resist making something with them.

This little project is so quick and easy and since the Lift Me Up stamp set has a lot of sentiments to choose from you could make this project for all kinds of Occasions!

The lid lifts up so that you can write a little something under the lid and the box of chocolate slides out for easy access. My hubby is going to love that. LOL!

Want to learn how to make one for yourself? Here is a quick and easy video tutorial for you.

Lift Me Up Slider Card Video Tutorial

I’ve also made a printable PDF for you too with the complete supply list and instructions since the video focuses on the slider card it self. Why not check it out?

Lift Me Up Slider Card (printable) PDF

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Lift Me Up (142893/142896)

Inks: Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink (126950) and Melon Mambo Classic Ink (126948)

Paper: Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (145580), Powder Pink (144244), Rich Razzleberry (115316), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Up & Away Framelits Dies (142748), Banner Triple Punch (14138292), and Bone Bolder (102300)

Non Stampin’ Up!: Russell Stover 2 oz. chocolate box

 

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Picture Perfect Birthday Tutorial

Today’s card is one that we used the new Stamparatus to create at my Team Retreat over the weekend – but no worries if you don’t have yours yet you can still make the card. (The Stamparatus just makes things faster since you only have to do the placement once.)

It’s got a fun fold and I think perfect for any age with its bright cheerful colors.

This card uses the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper so it gives you lots of wonderful patterns to choose from!

Picture Perfect Birthday Tutorial (printable PDF)

Want to try the Stamparatus? We’ll be using it in my upcoming Card Classes. So why not check it out then? There is still time to sign up. Click HERE for more class information.

Like today’s card? Why not leave me a comment? Then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a cute little box you can make using the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Picture Perfect Birthday (145519)

Inks: Bermuda Bay (131171), Lemon Lime Twist (144086) and Berry Burst Classic Ink (144083)

Paper: Picture Perfect Party 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack (145559), Berry Burst (144243), Basic Back (121045), and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Personal Trimmer (126889), Layering Ovals Thinlits Dies (141706), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) and Snail Adhesive (104332/104331)

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Wondering How to Get YOUR Copy?

  • If you haven’t ordered in a while
  • Don’t have a demonstrator

Contact me at stampwithjini@gmail.com or give me a call. I’ll be happy to mail you one or if your local set one aside for pick up

 

Beautiful Heartfelt Blooms

When I first saw this stamp set at OnStage in Salt Lake I knew it would be a have to have for me, and so I thought everyone would love to make a card using the set for my Occasions Kick Off. The image is just breath taking and so realistic. Stampin’ Up! currently has a patent pending on these these type of stamps. They are photographic realistic and have tons of depth – they are called Distinktive stamps.

Beautiful, right? I love the Powder Pink and Berry Burst colors that were used, just perfect!

Believe it or not all you have to do is ink up this stamp – it does all the work for you. The stamp lays down different opacities of ink giving a deep rich image.

Want to make your own? As promised here is the tutorial for you today.

Heartfelt Blooms Card Tutorial (printable) PDF

This set, Heartfelt Blooms is one of our Sale-a-bration offerings and is FREE with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping).

There is 3 different ways to get this set – Shop, Host, or Join. the choice is up to you. If you’d like more information about being a Host and earning FREE stuff, why not contact me today?

Want a Catalog  & Wondering How to Get YOUR own Copy?

  • If you haven’t ordered in a while
  • Don’t have a demonstrator

Contact me at stampwithjini@gmail.com or give me a call. I’ll be happy to mail you one or if your local set one aside for pick up

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Shop at my Online Store in January and use Host Code DJ9ZJAKU place a $50 order and receive a FREE gift!

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Team Holiday Fun

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love to pamper my team! So for this month’s team meeting we had our Annual Holiday luncheon and enjoyed some time together where we laughed, shared, played and stamped.

Want to see some of the wonderful items they’ve been making since the last meeting?

Fantastic projects, right? I can’t pick a favorite – I’ve got such a great team of folks who just love to paper craft!

We had fun playing the dice game too. Have you ever played this game?

Fun, and fast paced! And of course when the clock runs out – the goodies are yours!

I made these fun Lots of Lavender Bags. The stamp set is one of our Sale-a-bration options and I couldn’t resist the yummy new ribbon from the Occasions Catalog.

Each bag was filled with a little something special from the NEW Occasions Catalog! Everyone was a winner!

And of course we made a couple of projects too- So we did some stamping too! I had so much fun designing for my Santa’s Workshop Class that I had too many projects for just one class. LOL! You know me I love gift items and 3ds!!! So we made some candle holders and learned a fun new technique while we were at it!

I found these yummy lemon candy canes at the Dollar Tree and couldn’t resist putting them with a lemon scented candle and using the Lemon Zest stamp set (143805/143808). This bundle has very quickly become one of my go to favorites! Lemons, oranges, and limes – oh, my!

I thought you might enjoy making some of these for yourself. With all the crazy flavored candy canes out there right now the options are endless, but of course I can’t resist anything lemon!

Here is my Blue Mountain Stampers’ Lemon Zest Candle Tutorial (printable PDF)

I’ve taken it a bit slower this past week and forgot I had this fun video to share with you from my OnStage Product Purchase Premiere – no worries tho, because I can share it with you today and you can see some of our wonderful new items in the Occasions Catalog.

OnStage Live – Product Purchase Premiere Sneak Peek Video

So what do you think? Love the new items too? It’s just a peek of what’s inside the 2018 Occasions 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! And of course, Sale-a-bration is the biggest time of the year for Stampin’ Up! A Starter kit special is fast approaching and it’s going to be the best time to join this amazing company! (Starting January 3rd)

I’d LOVE for you to join our Blue Mountain Stampers family and enjoy all our team perks too in addition to the wonderful perks that Stampin’ Up! offers. We welcome everyone!

The Starter kit is a real sweet deal, especially if you have a long wish list – you simply pick out your choice of $125 of product for just $99 – and pay no shipping! And if you join during Sale-a-bration (January 3rd – March 31st) you can pick out ANY two stamp sets for free! That’s an additional  $100+ value!!!

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

That’s the name of our stamping community. We enjoy welcoming new members to our group. We’re from all over. So 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!

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.
There are so many perks to being part of Stampin’ Up:
  • An ongoing 20% discount off all of your orders (and the ability to increase that to 5%)
  • Additional income of up to another 18% of your sales if you choose to earn more
  • Pre-ordering NEW product releases before they go live
  • Special Events such as OnStage Live & Local where you can be inspired and connect with other Paper Crafters from around the world!
  • FREE stamps with various promotions
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, product rewards, incentive trips and more
  • Quarterly Stampin’ Success magazine with lots of inspiration and projects
  • Weekly Newsletter emailed with tip, projects and ideas

And as part of the Blue Mountain Stampers I provide the following additional Perks:

  • 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

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

If you have any questions at all…don’t hesitate to ask me! I’m here to help you have fun, create, learn and inspire each other!

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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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Eastern Palace Suite

Did you know that there are just a few more days to get this great deal with May’s Promotion on NEW products from the NEW 2017 Annual Catalogs?

I’ve got to tell you I’ve fallen in love with this bundle of products! The Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallion Thinlits are just soooo versatile – you can make tons of different combinations with them! I’ll be sharing more again with you next week. And if you are on my Newsletter mailing list you should have already received a free bonus tutorial with 2 more cards!

Here is a card I made recently using the bundle.

Fun, colorful and so easy and it passed the daughter test! LOL! Have you noticed that you are seeing the Lemon Lime Twist all over the place lately?

I’ve made a quick tutorial for you so you can make one to!

Eastern Palace Thank You printable PDF Tutorial

 

If you’d like to order this special May Bundle – This special flyer includes the two choices you have during May.

When you order one of these special May bundles you’ll earn some FREE products too. So why not check them out? They are a great deal.

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle (147207)

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle (147196)

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So in Love Pocket Card

With Memorial Day right around the corner I’ve been channeling Red, White & Blue in my creating. LOL! And the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper or Designer Series Paper Stacks are perfect for this kind of project.

Check out this card I created using the So in Love stamp set (143112/143216).

It’s a pocket card, so the card insert pulls out to reveal a place for your note.

Want to know how I made it? Here is a FREE Tutorial for you.

So In Love Pocket Card (printable) PDF Tutorial

 

So In Love is part of our Retirement List – So remember that our Stamp Sets were guaranteed until May 22th – after that it is while supplies last. So don’t miss out on your favorites before they are gone.

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How Do You Get a 2017 Annual Catalog?

Are you a frequent customer of mine? You’ll be the first to receive yours – It’s simple attend one of my events in May or attend my Catalog Kickoff on June 3rd to pick up your copy.

 

Haven’t ordered from me in a while or are new? Place an Online Order with me during the month of May (Make sure your online profile information is up to date and you have allowed me to contact you or and I won’t be able send you one.).

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Foxy Friends Thank You’s

Today’s card is one that I created for my April Thank You’s. It was inspired by my team mate Cindy’s card that she brought for our swap at our monthly meeting.

I love the way she created multiple cards using the 6×6 stack of A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper (141637) which is perfect for making lots of cards. So I set to work making some too but I changed it up a little bit – This is called casing or CASE (Copy and Share Everything). After all you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. LOL!

I ended making two different designs since I couldn’t decide which I liked best.

And I made a bunch of them for April’s Thank You’s!

Want to make some of your own? Well – how about a PDF tutorial to make things easy?

Foxy Friends Thank You’s PDF Tutorial (printable)

How about you which do you like the best? The one with the Classic Label Punch or the one without? Why not leave me a comment and let me know.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Foxy Friends (141549) and Thoughtful Banners (141614)

Inks: Calypso Coral Classic Ink (126983) and Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (141637), Calypso Coral (122925), Pool Party (12924) and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Fox Builder Punch (141470), Classic Label Punch (141491), Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705) and Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372)

 

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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

 

4 Hours Until the 6 Weeks of Sale-a-bration Begin!

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Do you love FREE projects? I know I do – and there is still time to get all the FREE tutorials in my 6 Weeks of Sale-a-bration Newsletter. Just make sure you have signed up for my Newsletter in the upper right hand corner of my blog. Then confirm your request before noon today!

Then sit back and enjoy.