2020 August – December Mini Goes Live!

Everyone loves crafting for the holidays and Stampin’ Up! is giving us a Mini Catalog that is packed full of wonderful products! Our Holiday Catalog has been renamed and is now being called the August – December Mini, but you’ll be thrilled to know it has the same great selection of products.

August December Mini Catalog

If you are a regular customer of mine you should have received your catalog in the mail. If you haven’t received one yet, please contact me so I can get you your copy. Simply email me at StampwithJini@gmail.com

August – December Mini Catalog Organizational items – I bet you’re wondering if I’ve got my organizational items for this catalog and if I’ll be sharing them with you. Well of course I have, after all its a must. LOL! Seriously who doesn’t love to organize their craft area, right? And with our fall crafting it’s always great to have things at your finger tips.

I’ll be posting these items over the next few days for you – so stop back by often. Or if you don’t want to miss a thing, why not sign up to receive my blog posts right in your inbox? Click HERE to sign up (and then don’t forget to click on the link in the email you receive to activate your request to receive my information)

NEW Online Store Goes Live

Just a quick reminder about my Online Store that’s IMPORTANT :

Stampin’ Up! has launched our new websites today.   The links taking your directly to the product in my Online Store may not work as normal. They may simply work by taking you to my store but not to the product itself.    If you have any issues placing an order with me please let me know.  I’m happy to help.

Please remember these two very important things: When placing an order in the Online store: Please confirm you are shopping with me and that my name is listed as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (The new system will allow you to check out as a guest and bypass choosing a demonstrator. If that is the case I won’t get your order information and I won’t be able to mail catalogs, gifts, etc.).  My name is listed as Jini Merck and I live in Clarkesville, Georgia.

Since this is a NEW website, your bookmark and auto fill passwords may not work.

If that is the case you’ll want to create a new bookmark and sign in that way, saving it again to your password safe if you use one. Also, because of this your password may not work.  If that happens you will need to reset it. Because it is a new website and we are using a new email system for it, when you go to reset your password, the link emailed to you may go in your spam folder.  So you’ll want to check that if you don’t see it right shortly after you request it.

Please know that I’m here to help in any way as always. There may be a few bugs to start with in the new Online Store, so if you prefer for me to place your order for you I can. We can get through this together as always.   

Thanks and as always I appreciate you choosing me as your Demonstrator!

REDEEM YOUR BONUS DAY COUPONS STARTING TODAY!!!

You can start redeeming your Bonus Days coupons today! Place your order in my new Online Store or contact me to place the order. The choice is yours! But you won’t want to delay since these coupons are only good until August 31st and then they are gone for good!

When using your coupons in my Online Store you’ll want to enter them a bit differently than in the past. You will enter them in the check out screen.

And you’ll enter them one at a time then hit the apply button and then repeat for the number of coupons you’ll want to use.

Remember to make sure my name is at the top so I can send you your free gift!

Got a Big Shopping List? Join my team The Blue Mountain Stampers today and start saving!

Why not join my team and be a happy shopper? Right now is a great time to join with the new Mini Catalog and demonstrators get to preorder the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine during August. Yes, you read that correctly you can order it today when you join! As demonstrators we get to preorder products before they go live. Yippie! (It will go live in September).

Got questions? Here is some information and of course I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.

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 – both local and online/virtual
  • 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 in 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 – It’s the best Kit in the Catalog!!!

Click HERE to learn more about my team and joining today!

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Use the Host Code and I’ll send you a free gift when you spend $50 or more. It’s my way of saying thank you!

Click Here to learn more about using the Hostess Code If you order Online make sure your profile information is up to date and you’ve allowed me to send you your free gift.

If your Online order is $150 or more make sure not to use the host code so that you can take advantage of the Host Benefits yourself – No worries, I’ll still send you your free gift. It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

New Online Store Launches Tomorrow!

online store coming soon

I know many of you are excited to order from the new 2020 August -December Mini Catalog.   So here are a few things to make your Online Shopping with me easier tomorrow.

Here are some highlights of the new Online Store:  

  • The store is designed to work seamlessly on desktops, tablets,and mobile phones.
  • The site utilizes new, larger imagery to allow up-close details to be seen.
  • You can mark your favorite items for later reference, and  can create and share personalized wish lists
  • A new Quick Shop feature makes it easy to add items to your cart. Includes a simplified the checkout process.
  • Products will now include back order and low inventory statuses
  • Coupon Codes and Host Codes have moved to under the “checkout box”
  • You can store your payment method

When will this happen?

  • The CURRENT online store will go disappear at midnight (MT) on the 4th of August and will remain offline permanently from that point forward.
  • The NEW online Store site will go live at 7:00 AM (MT) on the 4th of August, at which point you can start ordering from the 2020 Aug-Dec Mini Catalog and any other current product

What do I need to know?

  • Since this will be a brand new website, your account password will only work if you enter it manually (for the first time) as your saved passwords won’t work.   
  • If you know your password – then you’re all set and to go.  
  • If you have your password saved and bookmarked in your browser – You’ll need to enter it manually as it will not “auto-fill” from your password safe.
  • If you DONOT remember your password, log into your account prior to the end of the day today.  Create a new password and write it down so you can use it tomorrow.
  • After logging in on August 4th for the first time, you can save and bookmark your password again along with the new website.

Stuff happens and It is possible your password may or may not work on the new site.  If it doesn’t all you need to do is request a new password by entering your email address.   

  • If you need to create a password after today, you’ll want to look in your spam folder if you don’t receive it fairly quickly.

Make sure that you are shopping with me

You’ll find my name, Jini Merck in the bar across the top of the screen or you can choose me while checking out.   To make sure you are shopping with me and continue to receive free catalogs and promotions, etc you can use the always use my Host Code.

online store

LAST DAY FOR BONUS DAYS!!!

Just a reminder – Today is the last day to earn Bonus Day Coupons that you can spend starting tomorrow! So why not get your favorite items from the 2020 Annual Catalog you can get your favorite Holiday products starting tomorrow using your coupons when the 2020 August – December Mini goes live in the new store?

And when you redeem your coupons you’ll want to look for the new location to enter them tomorrow.

online store

I’m excited about this update to your Online Shopping experience I think it is going to be great once you get use to it. As always if you have any problems please let me know. I’m always happy to help!

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code  K3AK2D2F

Use the Host Code and I’ll send you a free gift when you spend $50 or more. It’s my way of saying thank you!

Whiskey Business

Need a great set for our guys? How about the Whiskey Business stamp set found in our Annual Catalog on page 33? This set contains some wonderfully classic images and sentiments perfect for those men in our lives who enjoy this kind of thing.

Check out these two cards using the set. This first card uses our Water Painters (151298) to add some color the images.

Whiskey Business

And this card is done in Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow and Misty Moonlight – what a great masculine color combo.

Whiskey Business

Simple heat embossing was done for the glass and then VersaMark was used to create the bottom tone on tone panel. Texture was added using our Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder (152718).

So what do you think? This old fashioned sentiment makes me think of the mock brandy old fashions that my dad use to make for me at our tavern growing up. It was a real treat and made me feel so grown up.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Whiskey Business (152550)

Online Store Cinnamon Cider

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Bonus Days End August 3rd!

Bonus Days

Get your Paper Pumpkin all inclusive Kit for August – Sign up today or purchase a Prepaid Subscription (& earn Bonus Day Coupons). These kits are a great way to craft for any age!

Paper Pumpkin World's Greatest August 2020
Paper Pumpkin World’s Greatest August 2020

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More with Sailing Home

Today I’m thinking of the shore of Lake Michigan and the trips I used to make as a teenager to the beach in Milwaukee with my Beach Boys playing on the radio. Ahh… I’m dating myself but I used to love to watch the waves roll in and the boats on the lake. It didn’t matter what time of year it was always a wonderful view. It’s been many years since I’ve done that, but the memories still make me smile and bring back that summer time feel. So today I’m sharing some wonderful cards made with the Sailing Home stamp set.

This first card focuses on the sail boat and uses our wonderful Seabed 3D Embossing Folder (152700) and In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (152494).

The sentiment from the Rustic Retreat stamp set (150285) has been punched out with the Timeless Label Punch (149516). This next card uses some simple sponging to create the waves under the sail boat.

And these next two cards use some simple techniques to make them extra special. This first card uses a torn edge to create the land for the light house.

And this final card uses some simple sponging done in the corner. A simple mask was used to create the sharp lines, simply by placing a couple of sticky notes to mask off the area.

So simple, but striking with just Pacific Point and Basic Gray ink being used. So are you feeling a bit of my summer time vibe now? I think this last card is my favorite of the group today. How about you? Do you have a favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know which one you like best?

Did you know that Bonus Days end on August 3rd?

Earn your coupons today!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Sailing Home (149457)

Accessories: Smooth Sailing Dies (149576)

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Last Chance to PreOrder your Design Tool & Swatch Book for the 2020 Holiday (Aug-Dec) Mini Catalog

It’s the last few days that I’m taking PreOrders now for Swatch Books  for the NEW 2020 August – December Mini Catalog – Don’t miss out! Why not and reserve your spot today!

Design Tool & Designer Series Paper Swatch Books:

Wondering why you need one?

  • It’s perfect as a reference guide for Designer Series Paper while you create your projects since everything is in one place.
  • A post at the bottom so you can easily fan out the Designer Series Paper and Card Stock and see things for designing.
  • The staggered Designer Series Papers make it easy for you to flip though the colors and patterns and see the coordinating card stock with each piece.
  • Just 2 3/4″ x 6″ – it’s small enough to sit on your desk and not get in the way
  • Labels to tell you Designer Series Paper Name, item number, and the coordinating colors of card stock. (So, you can order more of your favorite paper easily)
  • If you are a demonstrator this is an easy, affordable, portable way to carry samples of ALL the Designer Series Paper with you

What do you get?

  • Each set contains 12 Swatch Books: Includes 8 Designer Series Paper and 4 Specialty Designer Series Paper Swatch Books
  • Measures 2 3/4″ x 6″
  • Books contain a piece of each Designer Series Paper staggered at 1/4″ for easy flipping. (The exception is the Feels Like Frost, Tis the Season, and Plaid Tidings with 12 patterns staggered at 1/8″ for easy flipping.) The shortest piece of Designer Series paper is 4 3/4″ long.
  • Each swatch book contains all of the coordinating Card Stock listed for the pack of Designer Series Paper.
  • Three of the Swatch Books include the coordinating Copper, Gold, and Red Foil Papers.
  • Each swatch book is labeled with the name of the Designer Series Paper, Item number and a list of the coordinating card stock colors included in the Designer Series Paper as per the August – December Mini Catalog.
  • Each Designer Series Paper Swatch Book is assembled with a post for easy turning.
  • I’m doing this as a special service and would need payment by the end of the day August 3rd if you would like to participate and get yours as soon as possible after the catalog launches.

  Want to see them in action? Check out my quick Video (from my first Swatch Books that were offered HERE).

Option #1 All 12 Swatch Books Cost: $35 (plus $7.75 shipping)  

Option #2 (Great for those who have already purchased last year’s 2019 Holiday Catalog Swatch Books) 9 Swatch Books Cost $30 (plus $7.75 shipping)

This option does NOT include Swatch Books for Brightly Gleaming Specialty, Feels Like Frost Specialty, and Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper packs.


How to Reserve yours? You’ll need to email me (StampwithJini@gmail.com) or call me (706 754-7124) to hold your spot ASAP, since there isn’t a lot of time before I need to place the order on August 4th so you get yours as soon as possible after the catalog goes live.  

Note: For multiple shares and/or swatch books – contact me for a shipping quote… Flat Rate packaging can hold quite a bit.  

Please include the following information in your email:
1.  Full Name
2.  Mailing Address (US only)
3.  Indicate how many Paper Shares and/or Design Tool & DSP Swatch Book sets you would like to reserve
4.  Email for PayPal invoicing  

When your shares/swatch book order fills, I will email a PayPal invoice when I receive your request. The invoice must be paid by August 3rd.

I will then place my order with Stampin’ Up! once payment is received for the share/swatch book.  

PayPal is easy — and a PayPal account is not required to make your payment.
Just an email address and credit/debit card.  When you receive your PayPal invoice by email, you can choose to pay using your PayPal funds or by a credit/debit card.  Simply follow their instructions to make your payment via the method that is most convenient for you. It should be simple!

And of course, if you live locally – just let me know if you prefer to pick up your items rather than pay for the shipping and I’ll invoice you accordingly.

NOTE:  The first share/swatch books can be expected in about 2 weeks after I place the order. Here is how my paper shares/swatch books work… first I save your spot and collect your payment, then I place the order, receive the order, cut and package the paper, package up your swatch book/share for mailing and then take them to the Post Office to ship.

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Birds & Branches

It’s summer and that means the birds are here and doing their thing. I know in my back yard I’ve watched both the Bluebirds and Barn Swallows build nests, eggs hatch and those babies are now flying. It always amazes me how fast they grow after they hatch. Last night after the rain the Swallows were having a grand ole time swooping onto the pool surface and catching their insects for dinner.

So that naturally made me think of our new Birds & Branches Bundle found in the Annual Catalog on page 120.

This set creates a cool water color feel to it without any effort and it’s coordinating dies give you some extra designing options too while saving you 10%.

Check out these lovely cards made using this Bundle.

Fun, right? Why not stop by my Online store and get yours today?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Birds & Branches (*152570)

Accessories: Birds & More Dies (*152721)

*Bundle (154107) and save 10%

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Rooted in Nature

We are all trying to get out a bit more and spend a little more time with the great outdoors so today I thought I’d share some cards made with the Rooted in Nature stamps and Nature’s Root Dies. This bundle is super for year round cards, masculine cards and more since it is filled with some wonderful sentiments.

This first card is done in Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.

It also uses the Woodland Embossing Folder (152881) to create some texture along with the Braided Linen Trim (147808).

This next card uses the same Braided Linen trim but this time teams it up with some layering.

First the leaves are stamped in Mint Macaron Classic Ink. Then slice of tree is stamped in Soft Suede and is fussy cut with Paper Snips. A little sponging along the edges not only adds depth but also helps hide the edges. It’s popped up along with the top set of leaves. And of course, one of my favorite punches is used for the sentiment. The Triple Banner Punch (138292) is one that I reach for over and over again, so it is a great addition to your collection.

And here is a great monochromatic card – a classic color choice of black and white never fails to impress.

A little sparkle is added with our Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897).

And finally this last card is packed with a lot of texture.

It uses our Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder (152320) along with the oak tree image which has been colored with our Crumb Cake and Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Markers for a cool effect.

So what do you think? Does it inspire you? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Rooted in Nature (146482)

Accessories: Nature’s Roots Dies (151786), Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder (152320) and Woodland Embossing Folder (152881)

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My Big Stamp Sale starts today!

Exciting news! I will be holding my first Retired Stamp Sale online on an exclusive page just for you! It’s my way of saying Thank You!!!

Big Stamp Sale image

If you like great deals you’ll want to be sure to check it out!

Starting today, Friday, July 24th everyone who placed an order with me since June 3rd will get Early Bird Shopping.

Then on Monday, July 27th I will send out a link to everyone on my email list so that they can shop too.

The Big Stamp Sale will end on Friday, July 31st and/or while supplies last. First come, first served.

Here is the fine print:

I’ll be sending out an invite to the sale page with a link and password on July 24th to my Early Bird Shoppers.

This email will come from StampwithJini@gmail.com and not my normal newsletter list.

AND If you place an order with me before the Early Bird Shopping ends, you won’t have to wait.  I will send you the link, as soon as I confirm the order has been placed. Please make sure that when you order in my Online Store you see my name listed as your demonstrator, Jini Merck, Clarkesville GA and allow me to contact you or I won’t be able to send the password and link.

If you wish to purchase any of the retired products, just follow the step by step instructions on the sale page.

This exclusive stamp sale is for you, my customers. I appreciate each and every one of you and your support when you shop with me and choose one of my classes. Each of you allow me to do what I love and continue to share with you!

A few important details:

I will not respond to emails asking if I still have an item due to time restraints. I’m hoping you’ll understand. I need to keep on top of the invoicing so the sale and shipping goes smoothly.

Items are first come first serve.

I do not hold items.

Enjoy!

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PreOrder the Queen Anne’s Lace Class today!

You’ll want to Hurry PreOrder Ends on Sunday, July 26th! Click HERE to save your spot!

Field of Flowers & the Confetti Flowers Border Punch

Love nature? Love flowers? If so this Bundle might be a great option for you. Not only does this stamp set have some wonderful images it also has some great all occasions sentiments.

Field of Flowers

I just love this little dragonfly image that comes with it too!

Soft and sweet this first card uses Rococo Rose, Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate for it’s color pallet. Some texture was added with the Greenery Embossing Folders (152716) along the bottom. Speaking of which this next card also uses the Greenery Embossing Folder. Different pattern you say? The Greenery Embossing Folders is a set of 2 slightly smaller folders giving you even more options!

Field of Flowers

Like using multiple colors? Then you’ll love how the Confetti Flowers Border Punch (152723) allows you you change up color on the flowers easily.

This final card done mono-chromatically in our Magenta Madness uses the board to create a negative space that allows the Designer Series Paper to shine through.

Field of Flowers

So what do you think? You’ll find this set on page 117 of our Annual Catalog. Want a 2020-2021 Annual Catalog? Contact me today to learn how you can get yours!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Fields of Flowers (152589)

Accessories: Confetti Flowers Border Punch (1527723)

Bundle (154108) and save 10%

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Just a quick reminder about my Online Store that’s IMPORTANT :

Stampin’ Up! is launching our new websites on August 4th.   The links taking your directly to the product in my Online Store may not work as normal. They may simply work by taking you to my store but not to the product itself.    If you have any issues placing an order with me please let me know.  I’m happy to help.

Please remember these two very important things: When placing an order in the Online store: Please confirm you are shopping with me and that my name is listed as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (The new system will allow you to check out as a guest and bypass choosing a demonstrator. If that is the case I won’t get your order information and I won’t be able to mail catalogs, gifts, etc.).  My name is listed as Jini Merck and I live in Clarkesville, Georgia.

Since this is a NEW website, your bookmark and auto fill passwords may not work.

If that is the case you’ll want to create a new bookmark and sign in that way, saving it again to your password safe if you use one. Also, because of this your password may not work.  If that happens you will need to reset it. Because it is a new website and we are using a new email system for it, when you go to reset your password, the link emailed to you may go in your spam folder.  So you’ll want to check that if you don’t see it right shortly after you request it.

Please know that I’m here to help in any way as always. There may be a few bugs to start with in the new Online Store, so if you prefer for me to place your order for you I can. We can get through this together as always.   

Thanks and as always I appreciate you choosing me as your Demonstrator!

Positive Thoughts

It’s summer and the combination of red, white, and blue are perfect for creating summer time vibes for your next project. Check out this card created using our Real Red, Misty Moonlight and of course Whisper White.

Positive Thoughts

It just makes me smile. How about you? The Positive Thoughts stamp set was teamed up with the Classic Label Punch (141491), Stitched Shapes Dies (152323) and of course the coordinating Nature’s Thoughts Dies (153856). A little texture was added to the Misty Moonlight with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder (152725).

These next two cards use a soft subtle pallet – color how different it makes a project feel! This first card uses our Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, and Mint Macaron. And can you believe the center of the flowers are Flirty Flaming?

Positive Thoughts

A little texture was created using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (152178). And for this next card the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder (149634) adds a elegant texture to the Soft Sea Foam background.

Positive Thoughts

The images were stamped using Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Highland Heather and Blushing Bride. And check out the cool look of the large rectangle die which adds a lovely detail to the edge of the card stock.

So, which card do you like? Bright and Bold or soft and subtle? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Positive Thoughts (151490)

Accessories: Nature’s Thoughts Dies (153586)

Online Store Misty Moonlight

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