Yippee! Sale-a-Bration Starts Today!

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Are you asking yourself what is Sale-a-Bration? Sale-a-Bration is an annual party with loads of FREE exclusive products! And this year’s party is better than ever since Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 25th Anniversary!

There are 3 ways to enjoy Sale-a-Bration

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Give me a call or drop me an email ([email protected]) and we can choose a date for a private party. You’ll invite your friends, everyone will get to see all the wonderful new products in our Spring Catalog, we’ll have fun stamping together, and you’ll earn FREE stuff! It’s as simple as that. Don’t want to clean? You can even hold your party here in my spacious classroom.

And as a Hostess during Sale-a-Bration not only will you receive our regular Hostess Benefits but you’ll also receive a FREE package of Silver Glimmer Paper when you host a $150 party AND a FREE bundle which includes the Madison Avenue stamp set, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and Sycamore Street Button and Ribbon pack when you host a $400 party. How great is that?

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Shop – yep that’s it! When you place an order with me for $50 in product and you’ll get a FREE Sale-a-Bration item. Order another $50 and you’ll get another FREE Sale-a-Bration item. There is no limit on what you can earn! You can Shop 24/7 at my Online Store.

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Want to party all the time? Why not you join my TEAM during Sale-a-Bration. Not only do you get to you to choose 25% more in your starter kit (That’s $156.50 worth of products for just $99). When you join you’ll get 20% discount on product, a community of friends that love what you do and you’ll get to make a difference!  Click HERE for more information about joining or contact me today – I’d love to speak with you about becoming part of my TEAM. And when you join with me you’ll get to participate in my monthly TEAM meetings where you’ll have fun learning new techniques and making fun projects with the rest of my TEAM!

What are you waiting for? Why not enjoy the party? Host, Shop or Join – the choice is yours!

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

Hearts a Flutter Leadership Swap

Would you like to see some of my Leadership swaps? I received some wonderful card from other demos at Leadership and can’t believe I’ve been home a week and haven’t posted them yet! I’m going to start with some of the fantastic Valentine themed cards that I got and then will continue to share over the next few weeks, so stop by often to see more samples.

Hearts a Flutter Bundle

This first card I got from Leslie. I just love the way she used the NEW Hearts a Flutter Bundle to create this card. Did you know our Bundles come in your choice of wood mount stamps (Item #131098 $42.95) or Clear Mount stamps (#131097 for just $36.95)?

Can you see all the different layers and textures she used? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

I’ll also be posting different cards in the up coming days on my face book page Stamp with Jini so why not “like” my face book page and see them all!

Stamp Set: Hearts a Flutter, Tiny Tags, and En Francais

Inks: Real Red

Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper, Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Scallop Envelope Die, Jewelry Tag Punch and Silver Glass Stampin Glitter


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

Last Day to Order 2 Sweet Valentine Deals

Just a reminder for those of you who have been wanting either one of our Valentine Bundles Specials being offered – Today is the last day to order yours.

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Get yours today before they’re gone.

Valentine Treat Bundle Item #132771 just $5.95 includes a stamp and 50 1 x 8 Cello Bags – Perfect for those quick treats you need.

My Little Valentine Item #132242 just $9.95 includes 4 too cute stamps and a FREE Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit (a $7.95 value)

I’ll be placing an order later this evening so I’m happy to include your order too. Just email me at [email protected] or call me before 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Of course you’re always welcome to order at my Online Store. Just click on the tab above or the link below.

Also, don’t forget today is the last day to sign up for my Valentine’s Day Technique Class. You can click HERE to see more about my class.

New Never-Before-Seen Single Stamps Introduced

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Do you love the ability to buy Single Stamps? How about stamps you’ve never seen before? Now you can get one or all of these never-before-seen stamps! During Leadership 2013 in Orlando Stampin’ Up! introduced Two NEW assortments of Single Stamps and I think you’re going to love them as much as I do!

Single Stamp Assortment 3

Click HERE to see printable flyer of Assortment 3

Single Stamp Assortment 4

Click HERE to see a printable flyer of Assortment 4

Here are the details:

  • These stamps are available on workshop or online orders
  • You can find the Item Numbers on the flyers
  • These Single Stamps are sent in our typical cases or packages; they’ll be packaged in cello bags. If you’d like to buy a Clear-Mount Stamp Case (item # 119105 ) for your stamps they come in packs of 4 for just $5.95
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only
  • You’ll need to buy a Clear-Mount Block if you don’t already have one
  • There’s no limit on how many pieces you can buy
  • These Single stamps are only available until March 31st, so get them while you can!

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Best of 25 years

As part of Stampin’ Up!s 25 year Anniversary Celebration they’re bring back some of our favorite stamps from the last quarter century and combing them into 12 Best of Stamps sets, which be released once a month during 2013. And even better each set will include a never-before-seen image too. How cool is that?

Best of Birthdays stamp set

Some things to remember:

  • Sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image and will $14.95
  • Sets will be released each month but will be available until March 31, 2014 for ordering
  • All Best of Stamps sets are available in Clear-Mount only

Best of all if you collect the Best of Stamps, staring in February Stampin’ Up! will include a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of Stamps set. Collect six stickers, and sent your card in to redeem a FREE stamp set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30th, 2014.

So what are you waiting for? Start today with the January – Best of Birthdays set today!

Click HERE to print the Flyer of January- Best of Birthdays set

Click HERE to download the Collector’s card

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



Dude, Check Out Our NEW Product for Men!

You’ve been asking Stampin’ Up! and they have listened. During Stampin’ Up! Leadership 2013 Sara Douglass announced the introduction of a NEW, very manly stamping kit – Dude, You’re Welcome! kit with a tongue in cheek introduction that was so much fun I chuckled the whole time.

Leadership 2013 Duke, You're Welcome kit introduced

After all our guys don’t always have the easiest time expressing themselves – the Dude, You’re Welcome kit (Item # 132807 $24.95) makes it easier.

The kit comes with:

  • Four wood-mount stamps (double mounted) with perfect sentiments for every occasion
  • Twelve 4 x 6 postcards in four (manly) colors
  • Twelve gray envelops
  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • An instructional guide (for the newest stamper!)

Basically, the Dude, You’re Welcome! kit includes everything a dude needs to create the perfect manly card that any woman will adore, all packaged in a appropriately masculine box.

Check out this great video showing the NEW Dude, You’re Welcome kit.

Why not visit my Online store to learn more about this exciting new product? You’ll never have to hear “I forgot your birthday, honey!” when you give the man or men in your life this great boxed kit. I know I’ll be ordering two for the men in my life!

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

It’s a Magical Paper Escape Every Month!

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Now you too can Subscribe to  Paper Pumpkin Kits!

Last week at Leadership in Orlando Stampin’ Up! announced several new products that are going to knock your socks off.

Paper Pumpkin is a new monthly project kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Swept away from the mundane – your creativity carriage awaits you in a box that will arrive at your door each month. It’s a fully decked out creativity carriage just for you and a 30 minute escape from your life with some paper crafting fun.

Paper Pumpkin comes in a sweet little box, but you’ll love what is inside:

  • All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, decore items and more!

How do you get started?

It’s soooo easy.

  1. Simply sign up now by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com
  2. Click Get It
  3. Complete the online form
  4. List me, Jini Merck, as your demonstrator during the ordering process
  5. Then sit back and relax and wait for you kit to arrive at your door each month.

Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, show off, or share with your friends and family every month! What fun and what a wonderful gift to give someone too!

Of course, you’ll want to know more. So here are the details:

  • Each month Stampin’ Up! will send you a unique, surprise kit with a project – cards, journals, decor and more (They color coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper and accessories – everything except adhesive
  • Each kit is a 30 minute creative escape
  • Paper Pumpkin kits will ship on or around the 15th every month
  • You need to sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (example: Let’s say you sign up on March 10th, Paper Pumpkin will send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on March 11th, Paper Pumpkin will send you your first kit around June 15th)
  • Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and there’s no additional shipping cost)
  • There’s no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription at any time. You can even skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, Paper Pumpkin will be offering a Try-It kit. If you’ld like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month. (Our Try It kit is not the same as your subscription kits.)

Here’s how to order

Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting today by going to www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get It. Be sure to add me, Jini Merck, as your demo when you fill out the online order form.  (Remember Starting in March you can visit my online store to do this too)

Get a FREE Gift in Your Very First Kit

The welcome kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome kit includes a FREE gift – One of our fabulous clear blocks!

Here is a picture of what is in the Welcome Kit

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Not sure if you want to commit? You can get the Just Try It kit on March 1st!

Paper Pumpkin Try It Kit

Still not sure – come back to see the completed projects I’ll be posting them later.

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





Cozy up with My Digital Studio

It’s cold outside so why not cozy up and enjoy a day with My Digital Studio? You’ll have a great time and enjoy making something to share with others.

Of course today is Tuesday, so that means NEW Digital Downloads! And Stampin’ Up! is making it sooo easy to create with this week’s NEW Digital Downloads why not check them out?

Since Valentine’s Day is just three weeks away maybe the NEW Singles Awareness Day Valentine Greeting Card (item #133027) just $2.95 is for you. Quick and simply valentines for your child’s class mates, friends or anyone you want to make feel special!


Clockworks Stamp Brush Set (item 133010) $3.95 on of my favorites and soo versatile in an addition to making a great guy card for that man in your life.


Label This Kitchen Designer Template (item 133022) $7.95 My Digital Studio downloads isn’t just about stamping how about we help you organize your pantry with these great labels and tags?


Shaped Clips (item132273) $1.95 aren’t’ these just too stinking cute?


And finally the last of our NEW Digital Downloads for this week Nobody’s Business Photobook Template (item 132812) $19.95. This is the favorite of the week for me. I love anything that makes organizing my photos fast and easy and this template looks like it is soo much fun – don’t you love the colors and feel of this book?


Haven’t tried My Digital Studio yet? Why not download your FREE Trial version today of MDS2 – you’re going to fall in love with all it’s fantastic features and just how easy it is too create! Click HERE for more information.

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

Leadership 2013 – Day 3

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I’m sorry to say I didn’t get to post this as soon as I wanted because the last day of Stampin’ Up! Leadership 2013 was a fantastic and full day!  Saturday began with Shelli greeting us and showing us some wonderful projects with our charming Tea for Two Suite projects. You got to love the feel and look of the suite and the fact that everything coordinates together. I love the soft spring colors it includes.

I’m so tickled to say that we were told our Single Stamps has been successful enough that they will be continued with two new groups being offered– whoo hoo! What a great way to get your favorite stamps without buying the set if you choose. Who wouldn’t like that right?

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Another exciting announcement was made about the Best of 25 Years stamp sets that will be released monthly during 2013. Who wouldn’t like that? It’s a chance to get the most popular stamps that we’ve had over the last 25 years along with an NEW exclusive image too!

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Next we headed out for break out classes. I really loved these because we got great information in a small group setting. From Creating a Blueprint for Success with Brandi Barnard and Meg Daves to a really awesome downline training class called Strategies to Empower your Downline that Holly Linford and Lynsay Mahon gave. I loved it all and learned wonderful tips and information that made me feel empowered to improve my life and make a difference in my TEAMs lives.

Success Strategies to Empower You Downline

And meeting the people that I’ve been working with and have admired over the last several years was soo much fun. What a wonderful way to share with others what we all love – paper crafting.

During Leadership 2013 Stampin’ Up! gave us the opportunity to make a difference to the children in Florida with a service project designed to get things to children who don’t have access to them. Stampin’ Up! gave us the opportunity to stuff bags and fill them with markers, cardstock and other paper crafting supplies that would be delivered locally to children in need through the schools. How great is that. Watching the Stampin’ Up! semi loaded with supplies for the children of the area – a true feel good moment. Stampin’ Up! does make a difference in our lives and the lives of others.

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A wonderful lunch which included another delightful meal and fellowship around the table meeting a new friend, Robin whom joined our group.

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Leadership has been a chance to grow and reach out to others and spend time getting to know stamping friends even better.

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Leadership 2013 ended with a special message from the management, a little bit of silliness with Bonnie, and a final message from Shelli, and a final prize patrol of course. After all who doesn’t love prize patrol?

Leadership 2013 prize patrol

Check out this quick little video where Bonne lead us in song – how crazy was that?

What a wonderful experience Leadership 2013 has been.

As we headed off to enjoy dinner together at a local Chinese restaurant we shared our favorite experience of Leadership 2013 with each other.

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Above Janie and I check out the menu. We had a great time trying new dishes during our time in Orlando. Below is a shot of Kathleen and Janie.

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One final event Sale-a-bration Celebration after dinner was a ton of fun. What great projects and laughter.  I do hope that Stampin’ Up! will offer this opportunity again in other cities since it was a great chance to share the love of paper crafting and it gives everyone a great opportunity to see how much fun being part of Stampin’ Up! can be.

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Leadership 2013 Sale-a-bration


Want to see what all the excitement is about? Why not come by on Sunday, January 20th and see all the wonderful Sale-a-bration and Spring Catalog products during my Sale-a-Bration Celebration.

Sale-a-bration 2013

You can click HERE for more details.

I’ll try and post some of the wonderful swaps and more information about all the exciting things going on during the up coming days.


Day Two – Leadership 2013

Woo hoo Leadership started with a greeting from Shelli on stage in the Chaplin Theater where all 1,500 of us gathered. What fun! So many great things are coming up for us in 2013! You’re going to LOVE all the new products that are being introduced. I’m looking forward to telling you all about it when I get home.

I really enjoyed my first class of the day with Shannon West who led the class Meet New People, Find New Faces. I always enjoy her presentations. It was a great way to start the first full day of Stampin’ Up! Leadership 2013.
At lunch we were all pampered with a wonderful meal.

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Here are Janie, Anna and I with our decadent desserts.

Leadership 2013 Group Lunch
Next we were off to some wonderful presentations by fellow demos. My head is whirling with all the great projects they have presented to us. You could feel the creative energy in the air here at Leadership.

A wonderful dinner with the gang at Copper Canyon with Joe, our waiter, we just couldn’t resist going back the food and service was just so wonderful.

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Stamping Under the Stars – What fun, and knowing my daughter would be rolling her eyes at me made it all the sweeter. As we headed down the street in our PJs to join the others, I was really looking forward to the first ever evening session. The excitement was in the air, with everyone gathered together. Sara greeted us, Donna Griffith, Carrie Cudney, and Brian Pilling presented wonderful projects with all the scrumptious new Spring Catalog and Sale-a-Bration products.

Brian was especially entertaining as he stepped out in his P.J. duds and explained that it was his first Pajama Party ever, so he did a little research to be prepared. He was all set to play games, have pillow fights and talk about boys with all of us since that is what you do at pajama parties after all according to the internet, right? What a hoot!

Brian Pilling PJs

Oh, Whale!

And of course who doesn’t love Prize Patrol! PJ Prize Patrol Chuckles, laughter and fun – that is what stamping is all about. I feel so blessed that I’m able to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and able to make a difference in your lives thanks for stamping with me.

Are you enjoying the pictures? Want to see more check out my face book page Stamp with Jini where I’ve posted more photos of the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference for you.