Above the Clouds

Today’s project was one that I did with my team when I returned from OnStage back in April, unfortunately it got buried under a pile on my desk so I’m didn’t share it with you as early as I wanted to.

So without further adieu, today’s card uses one of my favorite bundles from the NEW 2019 Annual Catalog – after all I can never resist a punch! And this set is filled with wonderful clean images and sentiments.

Check out this quick and easy card using the two step stamp – the sentiments are perfect for this time of year, since I needed a graduation card.

I’ve made a quick video tutorial for you and of course a PDF too! Why not check them out?

Above the Clouds Card Video Tutorial

Above the Clouds Card Tutorial PDF

Enjoy! And then stop back by tomorrow for my June Thank You Card Tutorial using the To A Wild Rose stamp set. Whew! it will be a full 5 days of videos and tutorials this week.


Stamp Set: Above the Clouds (*149404)

Inks: Calypso Coral (147101/122934), Gorgeous Grape (147099/147164), Balmy Blue (147105/147168) and Crumb Cake Classic Ink (147116/121029)

Paper: Whisper White Thick Card stock (140272) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Hot Air Balloon Punch (*149520), Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262), and Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins (148561)

*Above the Clouds Bundle (151135)

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Quick & Easy Graduation Cards

I needed to whip up a bunch of graduation cards last weekend for my daughter’s students and my mind went immediately to the Large Letter Framelits Dies (1414712) that are part of the Last Chance List. I’m really going to miss the Letters for You stamp set (141968) and these coordinating dies since they make fast cards that are easily customizable to suit your needs.

Here is what I came up with

I reached for my Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Last Chance 146964) since I needed multiples – school colors are red and black, a very common due here in Georgia. LOL!

Want to make some for yourself? With our Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks it’s soooo easy to make a bunch simply pick a family that has the color you need and team it up with the 2nd color using the dies!

Here is a quick tutorial for you with the complete supply list, sorry no video today I’m still cleaning up from my Spring Consignment Sale.

Large Letter Graduation Card Tutorial PDF

Many of these items are on the Last Chance List and are only available while supplies last. If you haven’t already taken a look, why not stop by and look at what is retiring now so you don’t miss out?


Stamp Set: Petal Palette (145785/145788)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456)

Paper: Brights Color Collection Designer Series Paper (146964), Whisper White Thick (144237), Basic Black (121045), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Large Letters (141712) and Petals & More Thinlits Dies (145655)

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B.Y.O.P Grad

Spring is here and Graduations started in early May in our area. So today’s card is one that I made for a cousin’s son who recently graduated from college in South Carolina.

This card was quick and easy to make and I love the special touch the Red Glimmer Paper adds.

On a personal note as I mentioned earlier, our daughter, Kaitlin graduated  from GCSU on May 6th with her Music Ed degree and is now back home for the summer. While I’m loving having her here I know it won’t be for long.

Larry and I are so proud of her and her accomplishments and think she is going to make a great teacher. She is a natural and loved everything about her student teaching semester in Morgan County.

After the ceremony and a final goodbye in Milledgeville, we loaded the truck to head home. On the way we stopped and had a celebration dinner at Kani House, one of her favorite places to dine. It was great to have the family together to celebrate this special day.

Now it is on to job interviews and new adventures for Kaitlin – the 4 years have flown by!

Stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing the projects and pillow gifts I made for my Sale-a-bration Celebration earlier this month.


Stamp Set: B.Y.O.P. (137159)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Red Glimmer Paper (121790), Real Red (102482), Basic Black (121045), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits (141497) and Large Numbers Framelits Dies (140622)


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Got Grads?

It’s that time of year – and I needed some graduation cards. I wanted to try out my Large Number Framelits Dies this year and see what I came up with. I really like the way this card turned out AND since I’m using one of our Designer Series Paper Stacks I can make multiples of the card easily!

BYOP Graduation

I ran across a card where someone that had used the Balloon Framlits for the tassel and thought it was pretty clever! (Sure wish I could see things like that when I look at a set – but then that is the wonderful part of stamping. Sharing ideas!)

And of course we have some wonderful sets that include graduation sentiments. I chose the B.Y.O.P., but we also have the Suite Sayings (140709/140712) from the Occasions Catalog, along with Happy Happenings (138734/139381) just to name a few.

And speaking of sharing – Maria gave me this wonderful card in a swap last week.

Made with Love Babys first framelits

Isn’t it cute? It uses the Made with Love (138662) and Baby’s First Framelits Dies (133735).


Stamp Set: B.Y.O.P. (137159)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (138432), Basic Black (121045), Delightful Dijon (138338), and Thick Whisper White Card stock (1402752)

Accessories: Large Number Framelits dies (140622), Balloon Framelits dies (137362), and  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

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The Sky Is the Limit

The Sky is the Limit during Sale-a-brations and this set was my first choice when I earned a Sale-a-bration choice with my purchase. I just love the masculine image and font used for the sentiments! And since it is only available until February 15th I didn’t want to miss out!

Sky is the limit

So of course it was my first choice when I needed a Graduation card for my husband’s nephew who recently graduated with his nursing degree. We’re extremely proud of him and so I wanted to make something extra special.

I stamped the World Map in Crumb Cake on top of the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series paper, to give it more of a subtle feel and sponged the outer edges of the airplane piece too to make it feel more antiqued.

I really like the way it turned out and hope he likes it too. What do you think?

Here is a quick update of my event schedule for January

January Events:

Caring with Cards – January 19th at 2 p.m. (Clarkesville Library)

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Coffee & Cards – Tuesday, January 26th at 10 a.m. – noon


Thursday January 28th at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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Stamp Set:Sky Is The Limit (Sale-a-bration 141282/141349) and World Map (130342/130345)

Inks: Early Espresso (126974) and Crumb Cake Classic Ink (126975)

Paper: Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 141021), Early Espresso (119686) and Crumb Cake (120953) and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine (138411) and Stampin’ Sponges (101610)

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Another Thank You & New Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Set

Have you tried our Photopolymer stamps? Well if you haven’t yet, you should give them a try they are so easy to work with. They are really sticky, so just place them on your block and go. And Stampin’ Up! has stepped up our Photopolymer line by including them in the NEW 2014 Catalog. There are a lot of new sets too, yipppie!

And now not only can you find Another Thank You (136835) in the 2014 Catalog (available June 2nd), but they come in our Clear Mount Stamp Cases just like our other sets and have a wonderful new scent too – Chocolate! Gone is that chemical smell of Photopolymers. No airing out your sets – Yippie!

I showed you a gift that I gave for  graduation the other day for one of the twins and today’s project is the gift set I made with Another Thank You for the other twin.

Another Thank You note card set  In Color (3)

These note cards are also done in the NEW 2014-2016 In Colors that will be available on June 2nd. Along with a little note pad, pen, and clip using the yummy NEW Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stacks (133701).

Moonlight note pad and pen (4)

Although the gifts used a different stamp set I did end up packaging them the same way.

Would you believe this plastic bag is from some Playtex bras that my Aunt bought while she was visiting! LOL. Shhhh……Don’t tell the boys! Recycle and Reuse – think out of the box and you’ll be amazed what you can come up with. These little plastic bags were perfect for this set of note cards and stationary items.


Leave a comment and I’ll email you a PDF to make this great set of gift cards for FREE! It’s my way of saying thank you to you for following my blog!

NEW Endless Birthday Wishes

You’re going to LOVE this new Photopolymer Stamp Set, Endless Birthday Wishes (137553)! And I think it won’t last long  with all the great choices that this set allows you! The sentiments are done in a great font and are fun and trendy.


Check out some great projects and the flyer HERE

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Retirement Image Giveaway #2

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Last week I showed you one of the graduation cards that I made for the weekend’s graduation party. Would you like to see the small graduation gift that I put together for one of the twins to go with their cards? I always like tuck a check into the card, but wanted to include something special too and think this little gift was a hit.

Work of Art In Color Graduation Card Set (6)

For this set I used the Work of Art stamp set (134111/134114) which I received during the Catalog Premier last month and used the NEW 2014 -2016 In Colors that I got in my box (squeal of delight!).

I made a set of 10 Note Cards & Envelopes (131527), 2 each of Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, and Tangelo Twist. Aren’t the colors yummy?

Moonlight note pad and pen (3)

I also covered a pad of paper, extra large binder clip, and pen to coordinate for them using the NEW Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack (133701). I tucked everything, including a book of stamps into a little pouch that I had laying around and tied it up with some Summer Starfruit 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (132980) from the Occasions Catalog which ends June 1st and a little piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262).


Want to see the more about this project? Why not stop by my Facebook page, Stamp with Jini, where I’ll be sharing individual photos. And while you’re there why not Like my page too so you can see additional projects as they post too?

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Luau Sea Glass Jar Tutorial

Have you ever had one of those days? Well yesterday was one for me that started with a flat tire and ended with finding out my husband took my camera that contained all the items I wanted to share with you this week to work. So although I didn’t share my Luau Sea Glass Jar Tutorial with you yesterday I’m happy to say I recreated it and that I’m able to today.

Luau Sea Glass Jar

I made these cute little Luau Sea Glass Jars for my daughters Luau Graduation Party on Saturday. I set them around the food table as decorations filled with sand and flickering tea lights for a touch of ambiance.

They seemed to be a hit with the kids and they are sooo easy to make, you’re going to love it! The choices are endless –I’m already seeing cascading flowers made with our punches too, hmm. I think I need to make some more in a new In Colors that will be available tomorrow– lol.

I’m sure that you’ll find your own fun ways to use them. I’d love to hear about it when you do, so come back and share your creations with me. Leave me a comment when you make your own Luau Sea Glass Jars and tell me all about it and what you’ve used them for!


Inks: Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 111840), Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 115662)

Other supplies: Elmer’s Glue (I used the washable school glue), foam paint brush, bowl, water, measuring spoons, Hemp (67m), sea shells, hot glue gun and glue sticks

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Mystery Hostess Code

Mystery Hostess Code

Did you know that tomorrow, Friday, May 31st,  is the last day to order from the Spring Catalog and it is also the first day that you’ll be able to order from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog – are you excited? I know I am. Online ordering will be down  May 31st at 2 a.m. Eastern Time until 2 p.m. Eastern Time as Stampin’ Up! loads and updates the new catalog items in the system– so if you don’t want to worry about all the details you’re welcome to call me or email me your order and I’ll be happy to place it for you as soon as the system comes up.

Or if you prefer you can use my Hostess Code 7DPXDX7R  and place your own order after 2 p.m. on Friday, May 31st. When you do your name will be entered into my Mystery Hostess Drawing. This Hostess Code will be good through Friday, June 7th. The number of hostess will depend on the total sales and I’ll be drawing a hostess for every $150 in sales.

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Easy Graduation Thank You

Want quick and easy Thank you cards for your graduate to use? With the 25% OFF Sale going on right now it is not only quick but also easy to do with My Digital Studio.

Check out these great thank you notes that I created with the Embark Graduate Ensemble Download (item 133467) last month for my daughter.

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I created my Thank you card once with the built in template and then decided that I wanted to try a different color combination for the outside of the card. Here is the Tangerine Tango version of the card.

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And for the inside I used my daughter’s picture (yes, the butterfly is real what luck right?)

grad thank you-003and a basic thank you above where my daughter can write her note.

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I dated the back of the card with the year and school so they know when the picture was taken. If they’re like me they might place it somewhere safe and then later find it and not remember right? Sound familiar – lol.

It’s Tuesday so that means NEW Digital Downloads. Check the latest out – There is a great one so that you can get ready for Father’s Day now during the 25% Off Sale!

Because I’m the Dad Greeting Card Templates (item 134685)


Faces I Love Swatchbook Template (Item 134595)


Packed for You Designer Template (item 134687) It’s FREE so why not try it out! What a great download for teachers!


You Are So Nice Kit (item 134688)


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Retirement Image Giveaway #3

Join in the fun and get a chance to win a FREE pack of assorted Retiring Designer Series Paper from me. How you ask? Well just leave me a comment under this post and let me know which version of my daughter’s Thank You card you like the best. It’s that simple! Want to learn more about my Retirement Party Giveaways? Click HERE for all the details and then have fun and play along – your chances are unlimited.

You can see more the announcements I made for her graduation HERE and her Luau Party Invitations and FREE video tutorial HERE. While you’re on my YouTube channel why not subscribe so you get a notification when I upload new videos? And don’t forget to look for my Retirement Giveaway #2 so you can join in the fun too!

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Luau Punch Art

Yesterday I shared with you the first party invitations I created for my daughter’s luau themed graduation. Today I’ll share with you the final item I created for her to choose from my luau punch art card.

Punch Art Luau Invite (1)

This card is actually 5″ x 7″ since I couldn’t get it down to the traditional 4 ¼” x 5 ½” like the others from yesterday. But since it was just the front and not a full card I was ok with that too. The My Digital Studio graduation announcements I made with the Embark Graduate Ensemble (click HERE) were post cards that were 5″ x 7″ also.

Want to know which of the four cards I made for her she chose? Drum roll please…… She narrowed it down for me the two cards based on what she liked

Sweets for the Sweet invite

Punch Art Luau Invite (1)

Then asked me which one was harder. She is so sweet. In the end we both decided that the punch art card was just too stinking cute! So we went with it. I know called me crazy, right? But this is my baby and the last one to graduate from high school for us. So why not do it up big….and I knew I had a stamping pal who would be game to help me out.

What does mass assembly luau punch art cards look like? Here are a couple of shots of Cindy and me working on parts of the cards – at least the first 40, LOL. We had a great time visiting and punching together!

Punch Art Luau  invite assembly (1)Punch Art Luau  invite assembly (2)

My daughter later added another 30 for her friends she’d forgot to put on my list. I didn’t get to take a shot of them all together since I’d already mailed the first group but by then it was quick and easy and I had a lot of fun so I found it a great break and creating them rather relaxing. I know crazy – but they are sooo cute!

Punch Art Luau Invite (2)

Want to know how these cute luau punch art cards were made? Just watch the video below.


½” Circle Punch (item 119869)

1″ Circle Punch (item 119868)

1 3/8″ Circle Punch (item 119860)

Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (item 118309)

Small Heart Punch (item 117193)

Large Oval Punch (item 119855)

Modern Label Punch (item 119849)

Two Step Owl Punch (item 118074)

Color Spritzer Tool (soon to be retired item 107066)

Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (item 127022)

Paper Snips (item 103579)

Soft Suede Classic Ink (item 126978)

Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker

Stampin’ Sponge

Island Indigo Card Stock (item 122923): 5″ x 7″ for card base

Pool Party Card Stock (item 122924): 4 ¼” x 5 ½”

Crumb Cake Card Stock (item 120953): 4 ¼” x 3 ½”

Blushing Bride Card Stock (item 131198): scraps for punching

Early Espresso Card Stock (item 1119686): scraps for punching

Old Olive Card Stock (item 100702): scraps for punching

Daffodil Delight Card Stock (item 119683): scraps for punching

Rose Red Card Stock (item 102544):  scraps for punching

Soft Suede Card Stock (item 131198):  scraps for punching

Chocolate Chip Card Stock (item 102128): scraps for punching

Designer Series Paper: scraps for punching (I used Floral District item 126919)

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