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!


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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Inside the Lines Watercolor Challenge

Last month when we met as a team we did some training using our Watercolor Pencils and I challenge everyone to create a project using what they learned. If you’d like to learn more about using our Watercolor Pencils you can click HERE to see the tutorials and worksheets.

Everyone received a piece of the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper as part of the challenge. So today I’m sharing with you a couple of the cards we made.

This first card is one I created. The flowers are water colored using an Aqua Painter. And I used our beautiful Sale-a-bration Glimmer Paper Assortment as the base to my dragonfly. I LOVE this stuff the colors are so rich and beautiful and add a intense pop of color!

On this next card Cindy used the Watercolor Pencils simply as colored pencils for a different look.

A soft subtle look that is definitely Cindy’s Style. She used a layer of vellum that she cut using Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies (138135) and topped that with a layer of Calypso Coral she cut using the Butterfly Thinlits Dies (137360). I like the way that these two sets of dies can be used together or stand on their own. And do you recognize the sentiment? It’s from our Greatest Greetings stamp set (140703/140706) that you can find on page 78 in our Annual Catalog.

Did you know that you can earn this items (while supplies last) now through the end of March? During Sale-a-bration when you place a $50 order you can choose a Sale-a-bration item for FREE! And there are a lot of great choices to choose from.

Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions

And did you know when you purchase a Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription you can earn Sale-a-bration items too? Chose a 3 month Prepaid Subscription which is on sale for just $55 and you’ll get to choose one Sale-a-bration item. Choose a 12 month Prepaid Subscription and not only will you get a $2 discount on each kit, but you’ll get to choose 4 Sale-a-bration items too!!!

Want to see what last months kit was like? Here is a quick video of this fun project that arrived in my mailbox.

And with Paper Pumpkin celebrating its 4th birthday you’ll find a special message in the March kit so you won’t want to miss out! Purchase your subscription and create your account by the end of the day March 10th to be included!!! Got questions? I’m here to help – simply email me at stampwithjini@gmail.com and I’m happy to help.


Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (1287489/127802)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (SAB 143830), 6×6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (SAB 14831), Crushed Curry (131199) and Basic Black Card stock (121045)

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (141709), Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (142749) and  Classic Label Punch (141491)


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Here comes Peter Cotton Tail….

Ducks, chicks and bunnies always make me think of Easter since my mother use to take us to the Bayshore Mall in the spring to see the eggs hatch, in a really big egg at the mall – over the weeks you could visit and watch the little beaks breaking through the shells to magically appear. It fascinated me every year. So what could be better than a cute little punch art bunny for this project?

I wanted to be able to create them they could be done for both the boys and girls in the family – so here is what I did.

I love that by simply placing the bow in a different location you have a different look – Peter

or Flopsy?

It’s your choice. My kids loved the story of Peter Rabbit growing up! And now I’ve got the song running through my head. LOL! Since it is supposed to be 78 for the high today and it feels like spring, can you blame me?

Notice the sentiment? It’s from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set – a wonderful sentiment set to start with since it has sentiments for all occasions!

Here is a chart for building your bunnies.

Want to see how I made these Post It Note & Pen Holders? Click Here to see my Video Tutorial.

On a personal note, my posting has been a bit sporadic due to technical difficulties, so thank you for bearing with me while I figure out the problem with Windstream and my internet service….again. Sigh.


Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802)

Inks: Pink Pirouette Classic Ink (126956)

Paper: Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778), Soft Sky (131203), Sweet Sugarplum (141418), Watermelon Wonder (138334), Tip Top Taupe (138336), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Chalk Marker (132133), Sweetheart Punch (133786), Owl Builder Punch (118074), Bow Builder Punch (137414), and Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372)


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Party Wishes

The Party Wishes Bundle (141073/141071) is a fun set since it contains 3 cute little punches that coordinate with the stamp set. Check out this fun card that Deborah gave me using this bundle.

Party Wishes Blue Mountain Stampers May Swap 2016

Fun and great for any age!

And here is a bold and colorful card make with the Bohemian Designer Series Paper (138446).

Teeny Tiny Wishes Blue Mountain Stampers May Swap 2016 (2)

Janie used the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (128748/127802) and the Decorative Label Punch (120907) to create this great fun fold masculine card.

Teeny Tiny Wishes Blue Mountain Stampers May Swap 2016 (3)

Both these cards were given to me at my monthly Team Meeting. I love seeing what everyone does during the month on their own.

Do you love sharing and stamping with others? Would you like a discount on your supplies? Why not join my Team, The Blue Mountain Stampers? We have a lot of fun together and are a very active group. And right now is a great time to join since you’ll be the first to see and order from the NEW 2016 Annual Catalog.

You can click HERE to learn more about my team. And of course, feel free to contact me if you have any questions!


Stamp Set: Party Wishes (140651/140961)

Inks: Island Indigo (126986) , Mint Macaron (138326), Blushing Bride (131172), and Pool Party Classic Ink (126982)

Paper: Island Indigo (122923) and Whisper White Card stock  (100730)

Accessories: Party Punch Pack (140608), Pool Party 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon (140561) and Confetti Embossing Folder (140592)

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Vintage Flower Shop

Today’s card is one that has for better term, a vintage feel to it. Isn’t it funny how you can change the whole look of a card with just the choice of card stock and colors you use?

Flower Shop

The base for this card is Naturals Ivory Card Stock (101849) and if you haven’t ever used our Naturals Card Stock you’re in for a pleasant surprise when you try it. It has such a rich earthy feel to it, and it can really make a difference to the whole look of your project. I use the Nautrals card stocks when I’m wanting a more subtle feel of color, (Whisper White or Very Vanilla), and look for a project.

This card uses the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set which is a wonderful set to add to your collection since it is so versatile and lends itself to so many different styles. It is one that you may pass over at first when you flip through the catalog, since it seems a little bland at first – but don’t let that deter you. Once you stamp with it you’ll wonder why you didn’t get it sooner!

Hope to see you this Saturday – There is still time to RSVP!

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Catalog launch Party Flyer



Stamp Set: Flower Shop (130939/130942),  Papillon Potpourri (132058/123759),  Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802), and Gorgeous Grunge (130514/130517)

Inks: Hello Honey (133643),  Blackberry Bliss (133642), Crumb Cake (126975), and Memento Tuxedo Black (*132708)

Paper: Naturals Ivory Card Stock (101849)

Accessories: Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324),   Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (133668), Pansy Punch (130698), Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Stampin’ Sponges (101610), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Raspberry Ripple (*131003), Daffodil Delight (*130998), and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers (*130997)

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Four Frames Birthday

Recently the robins have been all over the yard and it made me want to choose a stamp set with birds in it – so I reached for two of my favorites, Four Frames 128589/123422)and Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Four Frames

Why are these two of my favorite stamp sets? They are just very versatile and between the two you can make a card to pretty much suit any occasion, guys and gals both. So here is what I came up with.

Four Frames

I used the Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper to decide my color choices for this project. I just love the new color Smoky Slate – I am so a gray person, so this Designer Series Paper suits me since it has so many of the colors I love.

Love the elegant bow I used for this card? Why not check out my Simply Elegant Bow Video Tutorial? Click HERE to see my earlier project and tutorial.


Stamp Set: Four Frames (128589/123422) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802)

Paper: Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper (130131), Smoky Slate (131202, Coastal Cabana (131297), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Smoky Slate 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon (131152), Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit and Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Markers, Decorative Label Punch (120907), and Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

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Clearance Rack (while supplies last)


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Happy Thanksgiving

As we sit down today for our Thanksgiving dinner, I can’t help but think of all the things in my life to be grateful for. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, strong and resilient children, along with a cornucopia full of other things, which include you, my stamping customers and friends. You’ve allowed me to share with you something I find great joy in. I’m always amazed at how stamping has touched my life and brought such wonderful people into it. So thank you for your support – I’m always here to answer any questions you may have.

I hope that as you enjoy your Thanksgiving, you are surrounded by friends and family and feel as blessed by your life.

Todays card is one that I made for you this Thanksgiving.

Thankful tablescapes Simply Created Kit


Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802)

Inks: Chocolate Chip (126979)

Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Crushed Curry (131199), and Whisper White  Card Stock (100730)

Accessories:Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit (133463), Autumn Accents Bigz Die (127812), Modern Label Punch (119849), and Word Window Punch 119857)

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Holiday Sale (Runs Through December 2nd at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

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Weekly Deals (Special ends December 2, 2013 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

My Digital Studio 30% Off Sale (Sale ends November 30, 2013 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit (while supplies last)

Under the Sea Punch Art

Do you need a quick and cute card for someone special? Check out this really cute Under the Sea Punch Art card made with our Ornament Punch (item 119847). Who would think that you could use this Punch to create a fish? I received this great card during a swap – isn’t it fun?

Under the Sea Punch Art swap Debbie Hearl

And this card uses some of our retiring colors Bashful Blue and River Rock. Want to see the entire list of retiring colors along with our NEW colors? Check out my Color Refresh post HERE.


Stamp Set: Just Believe (item 116948/120453) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (item 115370/127802)

Inks: River Rock (retiring item 126977) and Night of Navy

Paper: Bashful Blue (retiring item 105120), Calypso Coral and Pacific Point

Accessories: Ornament, Owl Builder, Scallop Oval, Modern Label and Boho Blossom Punches

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The Open Sea

Father’s Day is tomorrow and The Open Sea stamp set is a great one to use when making masculine cards. I love the nautical look and The Open Sea is one of my favorites. Anything water themed is, even though I love living in Georgia I miss Lake Michigan and being able to go to the lake front anytime I want to. I always found watching the waves roll in with my high school friends’ fun and it is one of the things I miss most about Milwaukee.

I recently had my TEAM meeting and this is one of the cards we made during the event. I love the way Joann used The Open Sea stamp set and all of the texture too.

Did you notice the mirror image under the boat? This is an example of one of the techniques you can learn when you’re a Club member with me.

Texture is another way to bump up the impact of your cards and its sooo easy.

Another trick that makes stamping easy is to place your sentiment onto another piece of card stock instead of directly on the inside of your card. That way if you make a mistake, no problem – you can just do it again. And, of course, the framelits make it really easy and decorative too!


Stamp Set: The Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Wishes, and Blessings from Heaven

Inks: Midnight Muse

Paper: Midnight Muse, Pool Party and Very Vanilla

Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Modern Label and Word Window Punches, Vintage Trinkets and Linen Thread

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Happy Father’s Day with Comfort Café DSP

Comfort Café is one of the new Designer Series Paper in the 2012-2013 Catalog. (If you haven’t gotten yours yet – let me know and I’ll be happy to get one to you.) It is such a great package of Paper and with the 6 different designs it’s very versatile. Here Janie designed a masculine box for our TEAM meeting using the Comfort Café Designer Series Paper. Isn’t it great!

I love the way you can dye our ribbon any color you want to! You can learn this and many other techniques during my Club meetings. Interested in finding out more about becoming part of one of my Clubs? I’ll be happy to tell you more about joining one of my Clubs – just email me or call me today.

I’m filling my box with chocolates – a sure hit with my husband!



Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Four Frames, and Betsy’s Blossoms

Inks: Cajun Craze and Versa Mark

Paper: Comfort Café Designer Series Paper, River Rock and Cajun Craze

Accessories: Sponge Dauber, 5/8″ White Organza Ribbon, Simply Scoring Tool, Decorative Label and Word Window Punches