Red, White & Blue Wood Words and July Specials

I love making little note pad holders and today’s project is no exception – I was inspired by the little flags I found in my stash and done in patriotic colors using the Wood Words stamp set I really love the way it turned out.

I’m finding the Wood Words Bundle (145314/145316) is really very versatile and a lot of fun to work with!

Want to make some yourself? They are quick and easy to make with your Stampin’ Trimmer or Simply Scored Scoring Tool. Here are the measurements for a 3 x 3 inch pad of flags.


Night of Navy Card : Cut 6 3/4″ x 3 1/4″; score at 3 1/4″ and 3 1/2″

Real Red Card stock: Cut 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″

Whisper White Card stock: Cut 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″


  1. Stamp sentiment in Real Red Classic Ink in the lower left hand corner of Whisper White Card stock.
  2. Stamp flower image using Night of Navy Classic Ink diagonally across your Whisper White Card stock. Adhere to Real Red Card stock.
  3. Stamp star image using Real Red Classic Ink onto scrap of Whisper White card stock.
  4. Cut out the star using the Framelits Die. Add to center of Whisper White piece using a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  5. Add  Rhinestones scattered around image and star as desired.
  6. Add Stampin’ Dimensional to the back of the Real Red layered piece and add to Night of Navy “lid”.
  7. Fold Night of Navy Card stock on score lines. Adhere note pad onto inside.

Yep it’s that quick and easy. Sorry no PDF for this project or video I’m limping along on my husband’s computer. But I’ve included the supply list below for you.

My posting may be a bit scattered the next couple of weeks while I wait for my computer to get fixed, so please be patient with me. You can still reach me by phone and email of course.

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Stamp Set: Wood Words (143925/143928)

Inks: Real Red (126949) and Night of Navy Classic Ink (126970)

Paper: Real Red (102482), Night of Navy (100867) and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Wood Crate Framelits Dies (143730), Simply Scoring Tool (122334) and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220)

*Bundle (145314/145316)


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Succulent Post It Note Holders

I found these cute little post it note holders a while back in the dollar spot at Target and couldn’t resist whipping up some holders using the Succulent Framelits Dies.

So what do you think? These little sticky pads measure 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ and I started my project by using the colors in them to kick off my creativity.

While both pads measure the same the colors were different so I made them a bit differently too.

I chose to go with two succulents for this one.

And a bold Sahara Sand succulent on the other

Check out this quick video to see how I made the Succulent Easel Post it Holder

If you would like to see how I made the 3d succulent you can CLICK HERE to view my How to Make a 3d Succulent Video Tutorial along with a fun frame I made using these dies too!

I’ve got the complete supply list below for you.

Spring Consignment Sale Starts Tomorrow!

On a totally different track – I may not be posting the next couple of days depending on my time since I’m hosting my 6th Annual Spring Consignment Sale – if you are in the area why not stop in? You can learn more about my sale on my Calendar of Events HERE.


Stamp Set: Oh So Succulent (*142992) and Beautiful You (143004/143637)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink (126950)

Paper: Sahara Sand (121043), Mint Macaron (138337), Melon Mambo (115320), Tangerine Tango (111349), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Succulent Framelits Dies (*142757), Bone Folder (102300), and Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309)

*Oh So Succulent Bundle (145184)


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Vintage Leaves Easel Post it Note Holder

I love to make gifts and what could be more practical than a post it note holders – I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of these little pads laying around my work spaces at home. LOL! Who would have back in the 80’s thought these little pads would become so every day! Don’t you wish you had invented them? I digress – so any way without further adieu here it is


I really love the way these turned out – so much so I’m making them for the Bazaar I’m doing this Saturday. So why not stop by this Saturday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Mission Bazaar in Gainesville and say hi? You can find more information about the event HERE on my Calendar of Events.


Want to see how they are made? I’ve made a little video tutorial for you not only showing how the holder is made but also how I created the wash of color on the focal point too!

Vintage Leaves Easel Post it Note Holder Video Tutorial

Caring with Cards & the Ronald McDonald House

Last Saturday I was able to drop all those cards we’ve stamped together at my Caring with Cards events into the basket at the Atlanta On Stage event. Thanks to all those new and seasoned stampers who joined me in making a difference!


Almost 200 cards were stamped between April and the event. Wow!!! It was great to see the basket over flowing! These cards will be distributed to the Ronald McDonald Houses across the nation so that those families who are staying there can use them during their stay as a need arises.

Would you like to help make a difference? Why not join me at my next Caring with Cards event – it is free and all the cards we stamp together will be donated to the RMH and the Red Cross Holiday for Heroes programs!

How can you join in the fun? Just stop by the Clarkesville Library on November 15th between 2 and 3 pm. You can see all my events HERE on my Calendar of Events.

Let’s top this number for next April’s basket!!!


Stamp Set: Vintage Leaves (138802), Timeless Textures (140514/140517) and Thoughtful Banners (141614)

Inks: Delightful Dijon (138327) Soft Suede (126978), Always Artichoke (126972) and Cajun Craze Classic Ink (126965)

Paper: Always Artichoke (105119) and Cajun Craze (119684) and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Leaflets Framelits Dies (138283), Linen Thread (104199) and Aqua Painter (103954)


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Patriotic Flag Holder

Yesterday I shared with you a patriotic card that I made during our shoe box swap at my team retreat.

BMS Weekend Retreat Shoebox Swap June 2016 (2)

I loved the pop up star Melanie shared with us. I knew just what I wanted to do with some cute little post it flags that I picked up earlier in the month after I made her card.

Check out what I came up with.

Patriotic Flag Holder (1)

It was fun, quick and easy. Here is the inside

Patriotic Flag Holder (2)

Told you the little flags were cute!

Check out this fast little video I filmed showing you how I made the Pop Up Star.

Easy, peasy, right?


Stamp Set: Balloon Celebration (140675) and Thoughtful Banners (*141614)

Inks: Real Red (126949), Night of Navy (126970), Marina Mist (126962),  and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Paper: Real Red (102482) and Night of Navy (100867)

Accessories: Duet Banner Punch (*141483), Metallic Foil Doilies (138392), Star Framelit Dies (133723), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Bone Folder (102300), and Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755)

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Blue Mountain Day Retreat – Spring 2016

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Blue Mountain Day Retreat – Spring 2016

Are you ready to get away from it all? Dust off those winter time blues and get a taste of spring? Why not leave behind the kids, cooking, cleaning and laundry for the day? Or even a few hours? The choice is yours!

Join us for a full day of fellowship and fun. Bring whatever creative projects you would like to work on. You will have table space set up for the whole day– stamp, scrap, Project Life, Paper Pumpkin kits, jewelry, knitting, or whatever you’d like. The choice is yours!

Jini’s Classroom: Saturday, March 5th

What you get:

  • Craft time from Saturday 9 am to 9 pm
  • Your own 6 foot table
  • Make & Takes
  • Goody bag with Make & Take supplies and extras
  • Access to all of my non-consumables – Big Shot, dies, embossing folders, stamps, punches
  • Lunch & Dinner Saturday, plus snacks, water and coffee
  • Other fun surprises throughout the day
  • Use of a full kitchen, not that you will need it.

Cost: $59

Spots are LIMITED – I’m only opening this event up to 8 people. So reserve your spot today!


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Bon Voyage Post It Note Holders

As promised in yesterday post I’ll be sharing how I made these cute little Bon Voyage Post It Note Holders with you today. A friend of mine showed me how to make these little holders during one of our demonstrator events. I thought they were just too cute so I was excited when I ran across them and decided to use them as my little gift to everyone who attended. After all who doesn’t need Post It Notes right?

Bon Voyage Post it Note Holder

I think these little Bon Voyage Post It Note Holders are sooo cute that not only am I using them for the Retirement Party but also as little gifts to my daughters friends who will be attending her graduation party – I thought the little piece of luggage was in keeping with them heading off to college too since they’ll be heading off to a new adventure in life.

I created these little Bon Voyage Post It Note Holders using some of our current retiring products. I chose Lucky Limeade card stock (item 122926) and my favorite Designer Series Paper, Floral District (item 126919). I love the colors in this Designer Series Paper; it’s just so bright and cheerful. Did you see the little tags? I used the Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set (item 117002/120501) and chose the words enjoy and life to stamp the two little tags with. I’m really like this stamp set, it gives you such great choices to create all kind of phrases.

You can learn how to make these little Bon Voyage Post it Note Holders by watching my latest video below:

If you haven’t seen the list there is still time, just click HERE for your copy. You have until June 3rd to place your order for those items you want. But don’t delay since our accessories are only available while supplies last and things are going fast!

Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you the quick and easy card that we made during my Retirement Party.

Remember –  When you place an order using Hostess Code 69D43KUE thru May 30th I’ll send you a FREE Boutique Boxes Kit PDF class tutorial for a 6 fun filled projects along with alternate ideas!


Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set (retiring item 117002/120501)

Inks: Tangerine Tango (item 126946)

Paper: Lucky Limeade Card Stock (retiring item 122926) and Floral District Designer (retiring item 126919)

Accessories: Lucky Limeade Ribbon (retiring item 122977), In Color Brad (retiring item 122940), Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine (retiring item 125572), 3/16″ Corner Punch (item 119871), Jewelry Tag Punch (retiring item 17190),  1/16″ Circle Handheld Punch (retiring item 101227), Paper Piercing Mat & Piercer (item 126199/126189)

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