My name is Jini Merck and I'm a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator. I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, not only do I get to be creative every day, I also get to be a creative coach, offering fresh project ideas and encouragement to my customers and friends.
For me, helping someone create that perfect project for a special occasion is the best feeling in the entire world. After all, creating cards, scrapbook pages, and gift items is about more than just stamps and ink—it’s about sharing a part of yourself with the people in your life.
I live in Clarkesville which is in the North Georgia Mountains with my husband and two children. Although my family keeps me busy I enjoy the creativity of stamping and crafts and the fellowship stamping brings into my life. Spending time creativing cards and gifts for friends and family has been one of my favorite hobbies over the years.
It’s a rainy day in Georgia and with the drop it temperatures its a great day to stay in and craft. So today I’d like to share with you a fun little project that I designed for a friends birthday using the Cutest Cows Bundle (162897).
I love the fact this set has fun little expressions and sentiments too.
This treat is quick and simple to make. That along with this fun stack of paper with multiple patterns that you can use makes it wonderful for creating a ton of treats for a special day. And it holds your favorite candy bar, I couldn’t resist the Cookies & Cream for this project.
I’ve whipped up a quick tutorial for you and a PDF too. Why not take a few minutes and check it out?
Wow, Sale-a-bration has gone by quickly and with all our free products it’s been a blast. I’ve shared tutorials and projects with you over the last couple of months using these items, so if there is something you haven’t gotten yet or wanted to stock up on today is the last day!
Just a reminder that there are 3 ways to enjoy the last 24 hours of Sale-a-bration.
You’ll get to choose a FREE Sale-a-bration product with every $50 or $100 you spend in product
Hosting a party is easy! And we can do a Book party, just contact me ([email protected]) for the host code and send it to your friends to place their order before the end of the day. As host we can close your book party tonight or Sale-a-bration ends it’s your choice.
Today ends the bonus of additional $30 in products for FREE when your order or party is $300 or more in product. That’s in addition to all the Stampin’ Rewards!!!
Do you have a long shopping list? This might be the right choice for you! It’s the best kit ever!
AND you have 2 kits to choose from!
Option 1:STAMPIN’ GLASS MAT STUDIO
The Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio is a paper crafter’s dream! The heavy-duty glass mat comes printed with a ruler and grid lines for easy measuring, while the large surface space gives ample room for spreading out while paper crafting. The safety-tempered glass has a heat and scratch resistant surface that wipes clean with the included cloth and water—no chemicals needed. The reusable cloth also cleans ink off your stamps! The nonslip, heat resistant, waterproof silicone mat features four palette squares for mixing custom ink colors or for holding small ink spots in place while crafting. Each component can be used separately or you can use all three items together for a multipurpose paper crafting studio that’s both functional and elegant.
The Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio includes:
GLASS MAT * 5 mm thick * 17″ x 14″ * Safety-tempered * Heat and scratch resistant * Wipes clean with water or alcohol
SILICONE MAT * 8-3/8″ x 6″ * Multiuse, nonslip
* Waterproof, heat resistant * 4 palette squares for custom-color mixing or holding Stampin’ Spots * Product color: white
CLEANING CLOTH * 8-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ * Durable, reusable * Lint free * Cleans stamps and other surfaces with only water * Product color: dark gray
Option 2: More Products of your Choice!!!
Get $125 worth of product PLUS an additional $30 worth of product of their choice when they join for $99 kit. That’s a $155 value!
Get the most awesome Kit in the Catalog!!! – Get the Starter Kit which includes an additional bonus Making Plans Bundle…that’s up to a $225 value!
I would love to have you as a part of my Team, The Blue Mountain Stampers! You can enjoy a discount on your favorite products, and enjoy the benefits of being part of a group that will love and support you no matter your goals!
There is no obligation – so why not give it a try? And did you know that you can use your Host Benefits towards your Kit when you join?
Join right away and get your discount on your shopping list and get the opportunity to earn Sale-a-bration products and earn Stampin’ Rewards too!
If you haven’t seen our Rock & Roll Suite Collection (162710) and have a budding musician or music lover, you’ll want to be sure to check it out. This set is great for all ages, and gives us a great option for teens too.
The Rock & Roll Designer Series Paper (1627036) is done in all black & white so you can add color or use as is and has a retro feel to it. Check out this first card that uses strips of the one pattern as a back drop and another for the sentiment.
They come in 3 different colors including white which allows you to customize colors if you want too. This next card uses a different approach with its Glimmer Paper, the Three Color Glimmer Paper (Online Exclusive 162813). This pack has a choice of Highland Heather, Pretty Peacock, or the Petal Pink that was used for this card.
So what do you think? Like the glimmer look? or the Retro one? I love the way we can use new products with older ones that we already have. Stampin’ Up! coordination is what drew me to them in the first place.
Yikes, Just 48 Hours Left!
And don’t forget there are new products to choose from too when you place a qualifying order.
Did you know that there are just 48 hours left to get your FREE Sale-a-bration products when you place an order? Or take advantage of the best kit in the catalog? Our starter kit includes our exclusive glass matt or $30 in additional product?
If you’ve ever thought about joining my team and getting a discount on your favorite craft supplies, right now is a fantastic time to join AND you’ll be the first to see and be able to order from the 2024 Annual Catalog too in March!
I can remember the first time I saw this technique and it seemed like magic to me. Our image has been stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with the White Embossing Powder. Additional stamping has been added to the background and then ink has been brushed on top of that. A paper towel is then used to wipe off the ink on the dogwood image. Voila! the image reappears easily since the embossing powder resists any of the ink. So simple but wow! Can you remember seeing a technique that blew you away the first time you saw it? Simple things like this make stamping so much fun!
And these next card uses our lovely Pebbled Path and Fresh Freesia for the color pallet of the next card.
My daughter’s birthday is coming up and she loves allegators and crocodiles since she was a little girl, so I just this was the perfect set for a her birthday card this year! After all who can resist these fun little animals?
And while she is no longer the child who was dreaming of marrying the crocodile hunter one day, I still get photos of her with the crocks every time she goes to the zoo or aquarium.
My PDF includes the YouTube link, supply list, measurements and step by step instructions for your connivence. Print it off and you’ll have everything you need in one place.
Did you know that Sale-a-bration ends in just 3 Days? Yikes, but there is still time to earn FREE products like this stamp set. You’ll want to order or join before the end of Sale-a-bration to take full advantage of this promotion. Click HERE to learn more about joining my team and the extra goodies you’ll get.
Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code EVNY7KRZ with a product order of $50 or more and receive a FREE Gift from me; my fun fold Cutest Cow Card Class!
Do you want to be one of the first to get a 2024 Annual Catalog?
I’m working on my 2024 Annual Catalog mailing now and will finalize it March 25th. If you have placed an order with me during the last 3 months, you’ll automatically get a copy. And of course, if you place an order with me by March 25th you’ll also be included and receive a copy by mail. (Just a note: if you place your orders in my Online Store please make sure your mailing address is up to date and you’ve chosen me as your demonstrator so your copy can be delivered to your correct address.)
If you haven’t ordered with me recently, you can place an order with me now so you’ll be included in my mailing. Catalogs begin arriving Mid-April. Or if you prefer you can email me ([email protected]) and request a 2024 Annual Catalog. If you are not a customer that shops with me, the Catalog is still FREE, you’ll simply pay the postage. After I receive your email I’ll send you an invoice for the postage to be paid by PayPal.
I’ve also included the YouTube link so if you print it off you have everything you need at your finger tips.
Did you know that Sale-a-bration ends on February 29th? That means there are only 6 more days to take advantage of this fun promotion to earn FREE exclusive Sale-a-bration products and more. Be sure to check out the new products that were added on March 1st too from our Mini and Annual Catalogs!
And stop back Monday when I’ll be sharing another fun tutorial with you using this stamp set!
I love the fact that each year Stampin’ Up! does a two month event where we can earn FREE products. Not only are these products a lot of fun to earn, but they have helped me build my stamping collection over the years. I always love the sentiment sets since I can team them up with other things I already have so the Heartfelt Hellos (Sale-a-bration 162964) was a must have.
And the fact you can use it with our new Heartfelt Hexagon Punch (162888) makes it quick and easy to use too. Check out these two cards made using this set for Mother’s Day.
Don’t need a Mother’s Day card? The great thing about a set like this is you can simply swap out the sentiment for one that you need. Meaning you can make one design and use the card for multiple occasions something I find helpful when I’ve got a busy schedule. How about you?
If you love the Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper, Flight & Airy you’ll enjoy today’s card.
The Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 162977) set the color pallet for this soft and feminine note card. And it’s quick and easy to whip up a number of these cards with just one pack of the FREE paper too. I just love the Go To Greetings Stamp set (158763) with it’s lovely flowing script and different size sentiments. It’s a great stamp set to have in your arsenal of basic stamps whether you are new to stamping or a long time stamper sets like this are great.
This set has some great sentiments for the ladies and to use for special occasions and check out the soft flowing font used to convey well wishes too.
Today’s card uses a quick and easy technique with our Blending Brushes (153611) and it’s a great way to add multiple colors to an image like this one. Simply ink up your brush and “pounce” onto your image to add the color.
You’ll want to start with the lightest color first so you don’t contaminate your ink pads with a darker color. This images uses Berry Burst, blackberry Bliss, Bubble Bath and Mossy Meadow to create this soft floral look.
Love nature, it’s colors, textures, and feel? If so you may enjoy the products found in the Nature’s Sweetness Suite Collection (162645) as this collection is filled with wonderful images, textures and a bit of foil too.
I shared some projects using the Notes of Nature bundle earlier (you can see them here) and today I’ll be sharing a project using the Lovely & Sweet Bundle (162627) found in the suite and more.
This first card has been done in Crumb Cake, Shaded Spruce and Mossy Meadow. The simple stamping and dies make this a great card that is quick and easy to do. And this next fun fold card uses the gold foil sheet from the Nature’s Sweetness Specialty Designer Series Paper (162616) and stands up.
This fun fold will stand up on your desk. The dies add a bit of interest in this monochromatic card and the Brushed Brass Butterflies (158136) go perfectly with the sentiment. After all who doesn’t smile when they see a butterfly?
It’s a beautiful Suite and I love the fact that it contains images of the vanilla and cocoa plants too. Why not stop by my Online Store and check out the products in this suite today?