Sweet as a Peach Treat Tag, Team fun & more

How about some swaps, team time and a fun treat tutorial? Today I thought I’d share what we’ve been doing as a my group recently. I’ve got a great team and we have a lot of fun together when we gather each month, so I thought I’d share some of the groups swaps first. I’ll start with some of the Sale-a-bration cards.

this first card uses the lovely Feels like Home stamp set (Sale-a-bration 156607) and has been colored with our Watercolor Pencils (141709 & 149014) assortments for a softer look. And this next card was created using the Delicate Dahlia stamp set (Sale-a-bration 156601) and Merry Merlot for a bold look.

If you don’t recognize the polka dots it’s from the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper pack (Sale-a-bration 156630) which as you can see is quite versatile. A bit of fussy cutting and some Wink of Stella finish off this lovely card. And how about this big bold sunflower?

This card uses the Celebrate Sunflowers (152517) and the coordinating Sunflower Dies (152704) and it’s also a fun buckle card, the sentiment tucks into a punched slot behind the sunflower.

Not only do we do team meetings each month, but we also had a team retreat in August, so I thought I’d share a couple of the swaps from that today. This first project uses the Friends are Like Seashells Bundle (159516) and Seashells 3D Embossing Folder (154309).

And how about some pansy fun using the Pansy Petals Suite (155810)? A simple cutting technique creates this criss-cross pattern for the card front.

We also made a fun little box that was filled with some treats.

I really love this Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (155807) and the fact you can cut tons of flowers out with the bundle’s dies and isn’t the little box adorable? Want to see more team fun? This month was our bi-annual Peak Princess event. What is that? It’s a special day filled with pampering that my team can earn. This time we made 3 special projects, won prizes and enjoyed a nice Hawaiian inspired luncheon together.

The pulled pork and Mango Salsa we had were a hit so I thought I’d share the recipes with you. The pulled pork is soooo easy with just 3 ingredients and you make in the crock pot too! And you may find the Mango Salsa addictive – eat it with chips, or you can add it on top of fish or shrimp taco too.

  • Crock Pot Kaula Pulled Pork Recipe PDF
  • Mango Salsa Recipe PDF

And as a little gift everyone received a charm for their lanyards that was placed in this cute Treat Tag marking this occasion.

Want to see how I made this little Treat Tag? I’ve whipped up a quick video tutorial for you and a PDF with the complete supply list.

Sweet as a Peach Treat Tag Video Tutorial

Sweet as a Peach Treat Tag Video Tutorial PDF

Whew – that’s a lot I know but I hope you enjoyed a bit of a peek into what it’s like to be a Blue Mountain Stamper.

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
  • 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 crafter 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!

As you can see we love stamping and sharing together and are very active though out the year. If you think you’d enjoy joining us, right now is a great time to do so. But you’ll want to hurry since this special Sale-a-bration Kit offer ends in just 2 days!

For just $99 and tax you’ll get to choose not only $125 in product of your choice, but you’ll also get to choose one of our Bundles from the MINI Catalog! That’s almost a $200 value for just $99! And there is no obligation when you join. You can learn more about this fantastic offer HERE along with the benefits of joining my team too. Got questions, I’m happy to answer any questions you have about earning a discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products.


Stamp Set: Sweet as a Peach (155050)

Inks: Early Espresso (147114), Pale Papaya (155670), Calypso Coral (147101), and Old Olive Classic Ink (147090)

Paper: You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper (155686), Early Espresso (119686), and Basic White Card stock (159276)

Accessories: Peach Dies (155829) and Champagne Rhinestone Jewels (151193)

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Celebrating Sunflowers with our 2020 In Colors

Sunflowers. Ahh, how they bring back memories. As a child my mother would plant sunflowers in her garden and though out the growing season I would stand next to them to mark their growth. They quickly towered over me and I was always amazed by at just how tall they would get. My mother even took a picture of me wearing my favorite yellow rain jacket and hat next to them one summer when I was about 3. When they were done for the season, we dried them so that we could let the birds eat the seeds during the long winter months in Wisconsin. I guess the fact that I was 3 might be one of the reasons they seem so tall! LOL! But when I saw this set it made me think of that picture from so long ago.

Celebrate Sunflowers

So today I thought I’d share some cards using our new 2020 In Colors made with this stamp set and it’s coordinating dies. These first two cards use the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (145286) to add to the design.

Celebrate Sunflowers In Colors

Done in Just Jade and Bumblebee. And this next one uses our Misty Moonlight and Magenta Madness to make the sunflower pop!

Celebrate Sunflowers In Colors

The tag was done using our new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch (152883). And if you need a quick card check out this next one using the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (146912) and Blends to color the center.

Celebrate Sunflowers In Colors

And last but not least a fun technique card.

Celebrate Sunflowers In Colors

First the images were stamped in Bleach, the leaves cut out, and then the card was assembled. This simple technique is quite striking and I love how the beach works differently with each color card stock. The In Color Designer Series Paper was used for the pop of Magenta Madness on the dies. and of course those fun little In Color Enamel Dots. I just love them with their glossy shine.

So which one is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know what you think?

Just a bit of Stampin’ Up! news:

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!


Stamp Set: Celebrate Sunflowers (*152486)

Ink: 2020 -2022 In Color Classic Ink Pad Bundle (154957)

Card stock: 2020-2022 In Color Card stock Assortment (153074)

Accessories: Sunflower Dies (*152704) and 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (152883)

Choose the *Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (154065) and save 10%

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