Boo to You Treats

Do you enjoy making treats for family and friends? Halloween treats are not just for kids, but the young at heart too. Right? So I made up a batch of these candy wraps for family and friends and of couldn’t I resist using the Boo to You stamp set since it is filled with fun whimsical images of monsters we all know and love.

Created with our Monster Bash Designer Series Paper, you’ve got lots of choices for the color combinations and designs to choose from. And you are going to love the Basic Black 3/8″ Scalloped Edge Ribbon – it feels and ties wonderfully.

Here is a quick video tutorial showing you how I made them.

And a PDF for you too with a complete supply list

Boo to You Candy Bar Wrap Tutorial PDF

I’ve included a Stampin’ Blends list for the colors I used along with a close up of all 3 monsters in the PDF for your coloring needs.

Enjoy!

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Boo to You (150550)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Crumb Cake (144601) and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147276), and Basic Black Light Stampin’ Blends (147940)

Paper: Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (150447), Basic Black (121045), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Circles Dies (141705), 1″ Circle Punch (119868), Assorted Googly Eyes (150453), and Basic Black 3/8″ Scallop Edge Ribbon (150449)

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👑Peak Princess Fun & the Amazing Magnolia Lane Folding Album

Last weekend was my Peak Princess event. What’s that? Well it is a special afternoon of pampering for those Team members who have earned it. We enjoy the time together, food, played a game, and of course create a project.

This event was extra special since it was our largest group yet due to everyone’s hard work – and I added a bit of a luau theme to the snack table to celebrate.

The hit of the snack table was the Artichoke & Mushroom Toast – not really Hawaiian fair, but since the Hawaiian pizza rolls I was planning on were a flop when I tried them, this worked out well since everyone seem to enjoy them.

Here is the recipe if you want to try them yourself. I found them really easy to do and prepped everything the day before and then assembled before the event.

Artichoke & Mushroom Toast

Taste of Home

  • 36 slices French bread baguette (1/2 inch thick)
  • 3 T. Olive Oil, divided
  • ½ lb. sliced fresh mushrooms
  • ½ lb. sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 T. butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (7.5 oz) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1/3 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 T. Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 c. Swiss cheese, shredded

Place bread on baking sheets; brush with 2 tablespoons oil. Broil 4-6 inches from heat for 1-2 minutes or until lightly toasted.

In a large skillet, sauté mushrooms with Italian seasoning in butter and remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and set aside.

Place artichokes in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped. Add mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese; cover and process until blended. Spread over toast slices; top with mushrooms and sprinkle with Swiss cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Yield 3 dozen

Print a copy here

And here is the classroom waiting for everyone to arrive.

I shared the little Country Home Kit Kat Holders which were everyone’s “pillow gifts” on the table with you yesterday – I thought the thankful greeting was perfect to express my thanks to my team.

We enjoyed a game after everyone settled in –

Have you ever played the Right, Left Game? It’s so simple…. everyone starts with a package and then we passed our packages to the right or left depending on the Ink Pad story I read.

Lot’s of fun and laughter to go around!

After we did a Make n Take and created these lovely Folding Albums. My friend, Marni gave me one of these little albums last spring in a swap and I loved it so much. I saved it since I knew it was the perfect project for the day. I simply put my own spin on it.

It wasn’t hard to choose the paper I wanted to use. The Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper is so striking and you’ve got a ton of pattern choices in the package. Here is what the album looks like opened.

I’m looking forward to filling it with some photos!

Here is the gang working on theirs

Want to see how I made this album? The Team enjoyed making them so much I thought you would too!

Amazing Magnolia Lane Folding Album Video Tutorial

Oh, I almost forgot the tag or chip board is simply the extra piece in our Specialty Designer Series Paper packs – How great is that? You can up cycle it!

So what do you think? Want to make one for yourself? I think they make great gifts and of course you could stamp on the inside diamonds if you prefer rather than use it as an photo album. I think there are endless ways to use this amazing album!

Here is a printable version with the complete supply list I used.

Amazing Magnolia Lane Folding Album Tutorial PDF

I am so humbled to have such a fantastic Team, they truly inspire me to want to be the best leader I can be.

Stop back by next week when I’ll be sharing some of the projects they made

Supplies:

Paper: Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper (149484), Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon (149985), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon (149441)

Adhesives: Snail (104332/104331), Tear & Tape (138995), and Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755)

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Country Home Kit Kat Holder

This past weekend was my team Peak Princess event and so I wanted to make something special for my team members that earned this special event during the first quarter. Naturally the Country Home stamp set came to mind with it’s lovely sentiments and images. The fact that I could use the fun new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint on the cotton pods from the Holiday Catalog was an added bonus and a ton of fun!

Check out these elegantly wrapped treats

And since this holder fits a full size Kit Kat Bar there is plenty to share if you want too!

They are simple to make, use a sheet of card stock and I really like how the back opens to show your sentiment.

See how I made it and the magic of the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint here in my video tutorial.

COUNTRY HOME KIT KAT HOLDER VIDEO TUTORIAL

And here’s the a complete supply list and printable tutorial for you too. Speaking of which do you find these PDFs helpful? Do you like the PDFs? Why not leave me a comment and let me know.

Country Home Kit Kat Holder Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Country Home (147678)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Pretty Peacock (149560), Cajun Craze (147931), Old Olive (144597), and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147283), and the Color Lifter (144608)

Paper: Pretty Peacock (150880), Mint Macaron (138337), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim (149593), Stitched Shapes Dies (145372), Snowfall Accents Puff Paint (150691), Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder (150665) and Heat Tool (129053)

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Gather Together Mini Shipping Treat Box

Today’s treat box was created special for my Holiday Catalog Kick Off last Saturday and it will filled with some chocolate goodies. I had a lot of fun making them for my guests.

Any how here is the treat – a made with one of our Mini Shipping Boxes, so it will hold quite a bit.

Clearly I had a thing for caramel when I was shopping since when I started filling the boxes I realized I’d picked up 4 different kinds. Or maybe it was because I was looking at the color coordinating packaging! LOL! Do you ever do that?

I really love how these treat boxes turned out and I can’t wait to share the fun technique for creating these wonderful little leaves and stamping on the wood element pieces that I used to decorate the box. No inky fingers! Ahh….. the magic of stamping.

Why not check out my video tutorial? Not only will you see just how easy these treats were to make but I’ll share a couple of tips and tricks with you too.

Gather Together Mini Shipping Box Video Tutorial

So what do you think? If you’d like to make some fall treats like this I’ve got a PDF with step by step instructions that goes with my video and it contains the complete supply list for you too.

Gather Together Mini Shipping Box Tutorial PDF

Enjoy! And then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing one of the cards we made, along with tutorials too!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Gather Together (*150589)

Inks: Soft Suede (147115/115663) and Pretty Peacock Classic Ink (150083/150090)

Paper: Mini Shipping Boxes (149492), Come to Gather Designer Series Paper (150454), Cajun Craze (119684), and Crumb Cake Card stock (120953)

Accessories: Gathered leaves Dies (*150662), Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack (150456), and Tags & Feathers Elements (150455)

*Gather Together Bundle (153036)

**Suite of Products Bundle (153484)

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Wonderfully Wicked

It’s Friday the 13th and so I couldn’t resist sharing some more Halloween cards with you today using the Wonderfully Wicked Bundle from the Holiday Catalog. This bundle includes some simple images that will assure you can create some great projects so that you can have a wonderfully wicked time this year with your family and friends. LOL!

Here are some projects using this set for you today – This first card uses a simple technique of turning down the corner of the card front allowing you a peek of what is inside.

And how about a little sparkle? This die was cut out using our Red Glimmer Paper (150427).

And of course here are some treat items, since what’s Halloween without some treats?

Our Coffin Treat boxes (150451) and Mini Pizza Boxes (144645) and Kraft Pillow Boxes (147018) make this little treats a snap!

And did you know that you can add color to our boxes with a Sponge Brayers (141714) or Stampin’ Spritzers (126185)? It’s quick and easy to do!

So what do you think? Ready for that full moon tonight?

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a Tutorial with you for my September Thank You card.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Wonderfully Wicked (*150547)

Paper: Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (150447)

Accessories: Wicked Dies (150725) and Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack (150893)

*Wonderfully Wicked Bundle (153041)

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Shoe Box Fun at the Team Weekend Getaway

I mentioned last Friday that I was getting ready for my team retreat – we gather 3 times a year for weekends of stamping, laughter, food and fun. I really look forward to these gatherings of uninterrupted crating time with my peeps. They are the best and while it is like a big slumber party we also get to get to use our Holiday PreOrder goodies to create. What could be better?

A shoe box swap of course! While it was a small gathering this time due to schedules we still had a wonderful time at our shoe box swap. It is always good fun and I love seeing what everyone is creating. Here are some of the projects.

This first card is for Halloween and uses the Apple Builder Punch (150663) and the coordinating Harvest Hello stamp set (150581).

This set is great for quick and easy card since it has a coordinating punch – and a super set for teachers and back to school projects since its got some wonderful sentiments too.

And here is a card that uses a bundle (153006) that is sure to be popular.

The Christmas Gleaming Suite is filled with wonderful products, and the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series paper (150429) includes Copper Foiling that is quite striking. We used the new Copper Delicata Metallic Ink for this project (150707/150708) and can you see the subtle shimmer of the Shimmy Crystal Effects (150892) that we used for the berries? So excited to have these new option for our crafting!

We also made this fun easel sticky note holder using the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper (149500).

And finally here is my card that I created using the Toile Christmas Bundle (152367) from the Toile Tidings Suite of products.

I just fell in love with this Distinktive stamp set as soon as I saw it – the cardinal is always a favorite of mine. I’ll be working up a tutorial for you and hope to share it in the next week or two as we get closer to the Holiday Catalog launch on September 4th.

And of course, what is a team event with out some door prizes?

Goodies from the Holiday Catalog catalog – winners got to choose their favorite accessories.

Would you like a 2019 Holiday Catalog? You can pick one up during my August Classes or contact me and I’ll be happy to mail you one.

And of course how about a special event where you can pick up your copy of the catalog AND use some of these fun items too! Why not join me and play with some of the new products?

Saturday, September 14th at 1 pm – 3:30

Class Fee $10; or free with a minimum order

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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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A Good Man & more

As I mentioned yesterday, today’s cards are all swaps done by my team members at this month’s team meeting. I always love to see what they are creating when we gather – and swapping is a lot of fun since we all have different styles and favorite sets. So we get to see lots of new ideas.

I’ll start with the Fancy Folds which were clearly on a lot of our minds – after all they are a lot of fun to make.

This first card is a Tunnel Card using the A Good Man stamp set (149270) and the Stitched Shapes Dies (145372) that was created for Father’s Day

I love the sentiment peaking out from the rectangle on the inside and can’t wait to try one of these myself, so stay tuned. lol

And here is a lovely Four Fold Card using the Beauty Abounds stamp set (148726)

I love the Pacific Point and Coastal Cabana together – clean and crisp. The pop of color on the butterfly wings was done with our Stampin’ Blends.

And of course our classic Black & White – This Pop Up Corner Card using the Beautiful Promenade stamp set (146842) and Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder (151797 available again soon) is sure to impress.

And here is a card using the Healing Hugs stamp set (148223)

Can you guess where the sentiment is from? It’s the Vibrant Vase stamp set (148656) that has been cut out using our Stitched Shapes Dies ( 145372 ).

And last but not least the final card for the day uses the Love What You Do stamp set (148042) using Merry Merlot and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends – a rather striking color combination I thought.

And how about the final swap? It’s a 3d project – A little desk caddie to hold our adhesives using the It Starts with Art Bundle (151090) and the coordinating Designer Series Paper, Follow Your Art (149489).

Perfect for any crafter’s desk!

Have a favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know – I know I can’t pick just one. LOL.

If having a group of crafters to gather and/or share appeals to you, AND you’d love a discount on your Stampin’ Up! products maybe joining my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers might be the right fit for you. Not only do we gather monthly we also share virtually too so you can join in with what works for you.

Here is a little about 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
  • Monthly Lunch & Learn
  • 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 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!

Got questions? I’m happy to speak with you, simply contact me by email at StampwithJini@gmail.com or give me a call at 706 754-7124

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Mosaic Mood Mini Notebook Purse

Have you seen the Modern Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper from the NEW 2019 Annual Catalog? If you haven’t it is absolutely gorgeous with it’s shinny accents – This pack has 12 gorgeous patterns too!

I couldn’t wait to get creating with this pack of paper when I received it in April at OnStage – I knew just what I wanted to make. And when I saw them on display I knew just what I wanted to use on the clasp too – you’re going to LOVE these new Gems that are available now they are sooooo pretty!

Here is my finished project – a cute little mini composition notebook purse

There were perfect as a little gift for my 2019 Annual Catalog Kick Off last weekend.

If you’d like to make some to I’ve done a quick video tutorial and PDF also for you so why not check them out?

Mosaic Mood Mini Notebook Purse Video Tutorial

Mosaic Mood Mini Notebook Purse Tutorial PDF

Ooops I almost forgot to share these today – some of the photos from my Catalog Kick Off.

Here are some of my class room set up and ready to go. First some of the new items on display

And the classroom itself

As usual we were having so much fun once we got started with the Make n Takes I forgot to take photos of the event itself. LOL.

Stop back by Monday when I’ll be sharing one of the cards we made.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Paper: Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper (149478), Mint Macaron (138337) and Soft Suede Card stock (115318)

Accessories: Timeless Label Punch (149516), Mint Macaron 1/4″ Textile Ribbon (149480), Flower Faceted Gems (149479)

Other: 3/4″ Circle Punch, Mini Composition Note Book and Mini Velcro Dot

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Geared Up Garage Mini Pizza Box

Father’s Day is right around the corner and here is a cute way to give a gift card or other small gift to dad.

I made this little box with the Geared Up Garage Bundle (150610) from the Occasions Catalog – a perfect set for the guys in our lives! I meant to share this earlier with you since I made it back at OnStage, but the tutorial got lost on my computer and I ran across it the other day. Do you ever do that? LOL if I don’t see it… you know how it goes.

So anyhow here is a pdf tutorial for you today.

Geared Up Garage Mini Pizza Box Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Stamp Set: Geared Up Garage (148590)

Inks: Smoky Slate Classic Ink (147113)

Paper: Smoky Slate (131202) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon (148486), Mini Pizza Boxes (144645), and Garage Gears Thinlits Dies (148521)

*Geared Up Garage Bundle (150610)

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