Blue Mountain Stampers’ Shoe Box Fun

Ahh… team retreats – there is nothing better than spending time with my peeps and our Team Retreats give us uninterrupted craft time together. Fellowship, sharing, and stamping – What could be better? A Shoe Box Swap of course!

What’s a Shoe Box you ask? Well it is a term we use to describe an event where everyone creates and then brings enough card kits or projects to share and we take turns stamping them. But why call it a shoe box? The idea is everyone puts the supplies in what else? A Shoe Box of course. LOL! You get the idea. Any ways, I also love these afternoons and the sharing.

Here are some of the cards we made during the Shoe Box.

This first one uses the Sailing Home Bundle (151066) and it’s coordinating Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (149481).

And here is a clean and simple card – I love the bright colors and can you see the Wink of Stella we used on the butterfly wings? (Pictures just don’t do justice to the real cards).

The Butterfly Gala stamp set (148580) and the coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch (148523) make this a quick and easy card to make tons of quickly!

And here is a lovely Acetate Window Card using the Healing Hugs Stamp set (148223), still one of my favorites with it’s Distinktive stamps that make the flowers look so realistic.

And finally a pocket card using the Memorable Mosaic stamp set (149226), Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper (149478), beautiful Mint Macaron 1/4″ Textile Ribbon (149480), and the really fun Flower Faceted Gems (149479). You can find this suite of products with even more coordinating products in our 2019 Annual Catalog on page 119.

Whew! Lots of stamping fun and a great variety of cards too.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing my card tutorial using the Back on Your Feet stamp set. I’ve still got to do the video or I would have shared it with you today. I’m running a bit behind this week already since I was working on my organized swap by mail – more about these cards soon.

Yep – those packages are filled with fantastic cards using stamps from the 2019 Annual Catalog!!! A lot of work, but great fun too!

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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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Healing Hugs & More

Today’s cards are all made with the Healing Hugs stamp set from the Annual Catalog. I think this stamp set is one of my favorites with its DisInktive images and clearly I’m not alone. I’ve already shared my cards and their tutorials that I designed for Sherrie’s Shoe box Swap and clearly others love it as much as I do because I got to make these wonderful versions during the 2 shoe box events.

The first card uses the Joy Fold and is done in Blackberry Bliss and Soft Sea Foam.

This next one uses the Soft Sea Foam but instead teams it up with Highland Heather for a softer version. The Tufted Embossing Folder (146335) adds some texture to the background as well as the little touch of stamping down the sentiment piece.

The ribbon with it’s copper edging is from our Team Room Ribbon Combo Pack (146893)

And this final card uses the Bold Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss combination.

We added texture to the background using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder (144193) and fussy cut two flowers and the leaves. I love the way the pearls add a touch of elegance to this card.

Which is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

 

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OnStage Live – Orlando

Today’s photos are the final ones I’ll be sharing with your from my OnStage experience.

Here’s a quick pic of my room mate, Tracey & I

Stampin’ Up! spoiled us completely at this event, starting with our beautiful  boxes –

which contained a lovely 30 year logo bag filled with goodies and hints of what was to come.

The areas were decorated beautifully with 30 years of memories and displays- This is the year I joined. (Wow, I’ll be celebrating my 10th Anniversary soon!)

Here is a picture of our Make n Take area.

 

The excitement was high as we got our first peek at the Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-bration offerings.

And of course there were lots of Prize Patrols too!!!

Over the 3 day event we stamped using the NEW Cling stamps – Yes, I said NEW Cling stamps. You’re going to love these! Starting with the Occasions Catalog Stampin’ Up! announced we will be replacing our Clear Mount Stamps with Cling stamps. The same great red rubber with with a stickier label so they’ll stick to our blocks better! Whoo hoo! (After I get to play with them a bit more I’ll do a video to share some tips on assembly and use for you.) They also told us we will no longer carry Wood Mount stamps except for Background Stamps beginning with our 2019 Annual Catalog.

3 full days packed with stamping, sharing, and making friends from around the world

I’m glad that so many of my team members made this their first OnStage Live event and got to meet Shelli Gardner.

We finished the week off with a lovely dinner together with our SINKS friends at the Copper Canyon Grill. My friend, Susan gave us this lovely gift box that holds a Take Your Pick Tool and special book mark with our initials.

Happy, tired and energized by all the exciting new products we headed home. I still can’t believe all the wonderful products that Stampin’ Up! generously gave us during this event.

My table was spilling over as I unpacked!

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Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Healing Hugs (146527/146530)

Inks: Blackberry Bliss (147092), Soft Sea Foam (147102), and Highland Heather Classic Ink (147103)

Paper: Soft Sea Foam (146988), Blackberry Bliss (133675), Very Vanilla (101650) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Petal Burst (141493), Garden Trellis (143741) and Tufted Embossing Folders (146335), Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack (146893) and Layering Circle Framelits Dies (141705) and Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372)

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Healing Hugs Triple Stamping Tutorial

Today’s card uses the Healing Hugs stamp set that I shared with you in yesterday’s post. I really love this set with its realistic images – it stamps beautifully and makes get well cards sooo simple to create.

Today’s card is another card I designed for Sherrie’s Shoe box Swap at OnStage Live in Orlando. It uses a simple technique that packs a wow effect. And everyone will wonder how you did it!

Check out this quick video showing you how I made this card.

HEALING HUGS TRIPLE STAMPING VIDEO TUTORIAL

And of course what tutorial would be complete with out a PDF for you too?

HEALING HUGS TRIPLE STAMPING CARD TUTORIAL (printable) PDF

Wheew! It’s a crazy week and I’m learning so much – I can’t wait to share it with you!

Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Healing Hugs (146527/146530)

Inks: Flirty Flamingo (147052), Old Olive (147090), and Soft Suede Classic Ink (147115)

Paper: Old Olive (146970) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Old Olive 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon (144171)

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Healing Hugs Get Well Card

Count down to OnStage Live I’m so excited – I’m getting ready to celebrate 30 years of Stampin’ Up! with my fellow demonstrators. I’ll have all kinds of wonderful project and goodies to share with you when I return!!! Meanwhile I’ve got some great posts lined up already sharing some of the projects I’ve made for this event that I hope you’ll enjoy.

Later today I’ll participating in Sherrie’s Shoe box Swap, an event that is all kinds of fun. I’m looking forward to seeing and stamping with some old friends while I’m there too. Any so today I thought I’d show you the card that I’ve designed as my project.

I really love the way this card turned out and think it will brighten the day of the recipient. I’m hoping everyone at the shoe box will feel the same way. How about you, what do you think?

I’ve got a quick video tutorial for you and a PDF also, so why not check them both out?

Healing Hugs Get Well Card Video Tutorial

Here is the PDF with all the measurements so you can make some too!

Healing Hugs Get Well Card (printable) PDF

Enjoy!

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another card that I made with this set .

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Healing Hugs (146527/146530)

Inks: Lovely Lipstick (147140) and Granny Apple Green Classic Ink (147095)

Paper: Vellum  (101856), Lovely Lipstick (146970), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (146952), Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705)

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Healing Hugs

Today’s post will be a quick one since I’ve spent the day in town and it is late, but I wanted to share these great cards created with the Healing Hugs stamp set with you today before I turned in for the night.

I have a harder time stamping these kinds of cards, but the Healing Hugs stamp set (146527/146530) makes them a lot easier since it has this wonderful image and great sentiments perfect for get well cards.

Check out these cards made with the set

I love this set since it uses our new Distinktive process for the beautiful rose image – gives it so much depth and makes it look so real.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some cards made with the Artistically Asian stamp set.

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Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Healing Hugs (146527/146530)

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