About Stamp with Jini

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.

Team Swaps & More

Yesterday was my monthly Team Meeting and while I always enjoy these gatherings yesterday was extra special because I was able to surprise with my box that arrived just in the nick of time – So everyone was able to get their first look at the 2019 Holiday Catalog products too. Who doesn’t love that?

Here is a picture of my table spread out with PreOrder goodies for everyone to see.

And I did a very quick unboxing video the night before of my Holiday Catalog Preorder goodies for you too. I had hoped to share it yesterday evening, but the day went by too fast.

2019 Holiday Catalog Preorder Goodies Video

So what do you think? Does the Holiday Catalog look like it will be a lot of fun? I’m really looking forward to this weekend and my Team Retreat where I’ll get some uninterrupted play time!

Mean while would you like to see some of the wonderful swaps my team made? I can’t pick a favorite – can you?

This first swap is a 3d and you know how I love those! This great little Good Morning Magnolia Bag was filled with a couple of pieces of chocolate, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper covered note pad and pen.

No, the chocolate didn’t survive long, but I’ll be enjoying the note book and pen for a while yet. LOL

And here is a wonderful card made with the Friend Like You stamp set (149237) and Friendly Silhouette Dies (149546) that come in a bundle.

I really love the soft feel of the sponged sky as a back drop.

And this next card was made using the Daisy Lane stamp set (149325) and both the Daisy Punch (143713) along with the Medium Daisy Punch (149517). Isn’t it great we’ve got two sizes of Daisy punches now?

And this final card was created with one of our past Product Medley Bundles, Everything is Rosy.

I’m soooo glad that Stampin’ Up! will be offering another one of these Medleys in our Holiday Catalog. So watch for that coming soon.

Stamping, Laughter and Fun… The Blue Mountain Stampers

So what do you think? Love the new items in my Holiday Catalog PreOrder video too? It’s just a peek of what’s inside the 2019 Holiday Catalog! And as I am sure you can guess, being the first to see this new catalog or any of our new catalogs is a very exciting AND a  huge perk of being a Demonstrator – after all who wouldn’t want to be first? Right!  Add the fact that you’ll receive a discount on all these products and you can’t loose!

If you feel this is a good time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers, you too can be first too!

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. And 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
  • Monthly Lunch & Learn
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • Training available for private parties, clubs, classes and more!
  • Additional support and business coaching available

We have a very active group that share and answer each other’s questions on 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 – Join the Blue Mountain Stampers and see what it’s all about!

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You Always Deliver

Today’s stamp set is a fun one that will deliver ! It’s filled with fun sentiments that have their own spin on the delivery of our packages and mail. With more and more of us shopping online – it’s a perfect choice.

Check out this cute card made with this set.

I’ve given you the supply list below for this fun card, but here is another sample using this set. Got to love the man in brown. I know I’m always excited to see my UPS man pull up it means Stampin’ Up! goodies to play with of course. LOL

Enjoy! I’m going to scoot – today is my Team Meeting and I’ve got a few finishing touches to do.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: You Always Deliver (149355)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (132708/133456) and Cajun Craze Classic Ink, Soft Suede Light (146874), Rich Razzleberry Light (144584), Daffodil Delight Dark (144585), Old Olive Light (144574), Cajun Craze Light (147907), Poppy Parade Light Stampin’ Blends (146878), Seaside Spray (149569), and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (145058)

Paper: Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper (149614), Cajun Craze (119684), Thick Whisper White (140272), Sahara Sand (121043), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder (149643), and Seaside Spray 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon (149707)

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Tropical Chic

It’s feeling kind of steamy here in North Georgia which got me thinking about the Tropical Chic stamp set – check out these cards made with the set.

How about some origami to start? This card was created with a few folds to create a kind of 3d tropical print shirt.

So clever – You can click HERE to see how it is made.

This next one uses the Tropical Dies (146831) as a focal point done in shades of Blushing Bride and Basic Gray it is a classic color combination.

And this next card uses the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (151775) to create a wonderful back ground. Simply ink up the inside of the folder and run through your machine.

Voila – it has a very textile feel to it. And don’t you love the shades of Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce.

And now how about a fancy fold –

it’s called a double z fold and is so simple but packs a wow

And this last little item is a 3d treat holder for a piece of chocolate – cute right.

Like what you see? While some of these projects use some retired products, since I didn’t get a chance to share them with you earlier in April, but the good news is the set and dies are still available. So why not check the set out for your next tropical feeling project?

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Redeem Your Bonus Day Coupons Today!

If you earned Bonus Days Coupons in July, it’s time to redeem them!

Bonus Days is the perfect time to check off items on your  Wish List, or purchase that big-ticket item you’ve been wanting. You’ll want to hurry since you’ve only got until August 31st to redeem your coupon codes!

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    Phone/email with me: August 30, 2019
    Online: August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
    There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
    New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Learn more about how to redeem your coupons – or contact me today.

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

Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code WX4Y4NHB Place a qualifying order of $35 or more with me and use this host code get a FREE Daisy Lane Note Card & Box Class!

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.

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 contact you (If you chose no contact in the past you’ll need to call 1-800-Stamp Up to have them change your profile for you.)

August Class Schedule



Save the date for my summer classes and have fun stamping with me while using our NEW 2019 Annual Catalog products & pick up your Holiday Catalog! Classes are free with a minimum purchase so not only can you play with new products, learn new things, you can also build your supply of cards to send family and friends too!

Card Class –

During this event, you’ll make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs)

Work at your own pace. Everything is included except your favorite Adhesives

Cards are clean and simple designs AND you choose the sentiments

The class includes cards for birthdays, thinking of you, thank you, seasonal, and more.

Fourth Thursday of the month 10-12 pm

8/22

Fourth Sunday of the Month 2-4 pm

8/25

Class Fee $15; or FREE with minimum purchase

RSVP Needed the third Friday of the month/Friday before event to save your spot

Paper Pumpkin Craft Time –

Fourth Tuesday of the month 10 am -12pm

8/27

It’s Free when you are a Paper Pumpkin Member!

Want to see what it’s all about? Why not try Paper Pumpkin?
Class Fee $5 (or free when you subscribe)

RSVP Needed Friday before event to save table space for you!

Got questions? Please feel free to contact me today. Please Click HERE for more details about classes and your options.  

Save the date for the Holiday Catalog Kick Off

Saturday, September 14th at 1 pm

Class fee: $10; or free with a minimum purchase

RSVP and prepay by Wednesday, September 11th to hold your spot

Don’t live local? Or Can’t make it to Class? Why not try my Kit or Online options?

Class Only Fee $25 (includes your PDF & supply kit only)

Class PDF (only) $15

The fine print: Kits & PDF’s will be sent out the week after class.

RSVP is a must for all events! Classes do not include Adhesives; but you can pick some up at class StampwithJini@gmail.com or call 706-754-7124 Doors open 5 minutes before class

Have a group of friends who want to take a Private Class? Let’s choose a time that works for you.

Click HERE to see my Calendar of Events & RSVP

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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.



To a Wild Rose July Thank You Card Tutorial

Do you love bold color? If so you’ll love this wild rose card that I’ve made using the Bright Collection color, Poppy Parade. Not only is it bright and bold, when you team it up with a 2 step stamp set like To a Wild Rose, you’ll get a wonderful color with lots of depth. Check out this month’s Thank you card using the set.

Like it? This project is one of those that Stampin’ Up! has included in our quarterly Demonstrator resource, Stampin’ Success. I just changed it up a bit. I love the fact that we get tips and projects to help us grow as stampers and Demonstrators. And everyone who has placed an order with me in July will be receiving one of these cards!

Here is a quick video tutorial for you and a printable PDF so you can make some to.

To a Wild Rose Thank You Card Video Tutorial

To a Wild Rose Thank You Card Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Last Chance to Get Your Bonus Day Coupons!

And just a reminder today is the last day that you can earn Bonus Day Coupons. The promotion ends at 11:50 pm (MT). So if you haven’t already you’ll want to place your order today. Place your order Online HERE or contact me at StampwithJini@gmail.com

Supplies:

Stamp Set: To a Wild Rose (*149453)

Inks: Poppy Parade (147050/119791), Basic Gray (149165/149166), and Shaded Spruce Classic Ink (147088/147165)

Paper: Poppy Parade (119793) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

*To a Wild Rose Bundle (*151073)

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Beautiful Perennial Essence Suite

This Suite of products is just striking with it’s rich colors and images – the Designer Series Paper itself is beautiful all by itself. But when you team it up with the other products in the Suite you have soooo many choices to create with! If you haven’t seen the Suite you can find it on page 106-108 of the 2019 Annual Catalog.

Want to see some projects made with the products found in the Suite? I’ve got 7 great cards to share with you today. All with a different twist with this stamp set.

The Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock (149101) used on these first projects is wonderful to work with.

And the Perennial Essence Floral Centers (149442) are not only self stick but have a wonderfully natural look to them. They are perfect to use on your Daisy Lane projects too!

Quick and easy this card uses the Story Label Punch (150076) to frame the sentiment.

And since the Floral Essence Stamp set is a has separate stamps for the flowers centers you can create all kinds of combinations.

So what do you think? Which accessory is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

Have you earned your Bonus Day Coupons? There is still time to get yours, but don’t wait this opportunity ends July 31st at 11:50 pm MT!

And if you don’t already have a 2019 Annual Catalog and don’t have a local demonstrator I’m happy to give you one for free simply place a $50 order with me, pick one up at class, or pay $5 for the shipping.

Got questions? Feel free to email me at StampwithJini@gmail.com

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Floral Essence (*149450)

Paper: Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (149100) and Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock (149101)

Accessories: Perennial Flower Punch (*149522), Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon (149441), and Perennial Essence Floral Centers (149442)

*Floral Essence Bundle (151055)

**Perennial Essence Suite (152166)

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

Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code WX4Y4NHB Place a qualifying order of $35 or more with me and use this host code get a FREE Daisy Lane Note Card & Box Class!

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.

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 contact you (If you chose no contact in the past you’ll need to call 1-800-Stamp Up to have them change your profile for you.)

The Holiday Catalog is right around the corner and I won’t be able to mail you one if you have chosen no contact.

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Daisy Lane Watercolor Wash Tutorial

It’s that time again another #imbringingbirthdaysback card – and while this card is being posted a bit later than I would like, I really like the way it turned out.

What do you think? I CASED this card from our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator magazine with a couple of small changes. I really love this resource that I receive because I’m a demonstrator, our magazine is filled with ideas, tips and a lot more! I really look forward to getting it quarterly in the mail.

I’ve whipped up a quick video for you too.

Daisy Lane Watercolor Wash Card Tutorial

And of course I know you like to have something you can print off too – I always find it handy to have on hand. And no worries, I’ve included the video link too so you can find it easily again when you are ready.

#imbringingbirthdaysback Daisy Lane Watercolor Wash Card Tutorial PDF

And if you love this project did you know you can get an exclusive PDF tutorial for a boxed set using the Daisy Lane stamp set? Yep, it’s easy simply place a qualifying order and I’ll email you one. Make sure you have allowed me to contact you if you place the order in my Online Store so I can email it to you!

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Daisy Lane (*149325)

Inks: Pretty Peacock Classic Ink (150083/150090)

Paper: Pretty Peacock (150880) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Aqua Painter (103954), Pretty Peacock 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon (149751), Medium Daisy Punch (*149517), Gold Faceted Gems (144141), and Triple Banner Punch (138292)

*Daisy Lane Bundle (151118)

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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.

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Free as a Bird

Watching the birds at the feeder is one of my favorite pass times when I’m in the yard. I find it incredibly relaxing and we a have a great variety as the seasons change. So the Bird Ballard Suite of products caught my eye immediately since it is filled with wonderful images, textures and soft subtle colors.

And it has tons of coordinating products since it is part of the Bird Ballard Suite (152190) found on page 91 of the Annual Catalog.

Check out these lovely cards made with the Suite products.

So what do you think? Why not leave me a comment and tell me which is your favorite?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Free as a Bird (149468)

Accessories: Stitched Nested Labels Dies (149638)

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Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code WX4Y4NHB Place a qualifying order of $35 or more with me and use this host code get a FREE Daisy Lane Note Card & Box Class!

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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 contact you (If you chose no contact in the past you’ll need to call 1-800-Stamp Up to have them change your profile for you.)

The Holiday Catalog is right around the corner and I won’t be able to mail you one if you have chosen no contact.

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Rustic Retreat

Do you like wildlife or images of nature? If so the Rustic Retreat stamp set found on page 49 of the 2019 Annual Catalog might be right up your alley. Filled with filled with wonderful images and great sentiments – there is even one for Christmas.

And what a great masculine set too.

Check out these wonderful cards made with the set. This first card is done in masculine colors Mossy Meadow and Basic Black – it also uses the Buffalo Check Back Ground Stamp (147797/151372) we all love .

And this next card has lots of texture since it uses the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon (141487) and Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder (151811). This time Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow were used to create a great natural feel.

The stamp set is great for just a stamped image or monochromatic cards due to the art work, but it is great for coloring too. Here are some more projects with the set.

And a little treat too

So what do you think? Like this as an option for your card making? You can see these and other products in my online store, so why not stop by and check them out?

And did you know there is just a few more days for Bonus Days? Yep, you only have until July 31st, 2019 (11:50 pm MT) to place your order and earn $5 coupons for every $50 in product you want. So you won’t want to wait until it’s too late.

Got questions? Please let me know I’m here to help, simply email me at StampwithJini@gmail.com

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Rustic Retreat (150285) and Buffalo Check Background (147797/11372)

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

Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code WX4Y4NHB Place a qualifying order of $35 or more with me and use this host code get a FREE Daisy Lane Note Card & Box Class!

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.

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 contact you (If you chose no contact in the past you’ll need to call 1-800-Stamp Up to have them change your profile for you.)

The Holiday Catalog is right around the corner and I won’t be able to mail you one if you have chosen no contact.