Garden In Bloom

Garden in Bloom is a fun whimsical stamp set that give you a lot of options since it is a two-step set that contains 20 photopolymer stamps.

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You can use just the outline images like I did here on this card we made at the Bingo event.

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or use the sold images to create a softer look – or why not use both to create different look? Versatile is the word when looking at this set. And aren’t the sentiments lovely?

New to Photopolymer stamps? Or maybe want to refresh your memory? Here are some great tips for using our Photopolymer stamps.

Photopolymer Stamp Questions & Answers

Q. How do I clean the photopolymer stamps?

A. Use your Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist just as you would with any stamps. If they ever get dusty or lose their stickiness, you can wash them in mild soap and water. If you use them with Stazon, you can also use Stazon cleaner on them. But, use it sparingly and make sure you do not leave traces of the cleaner on the stamps after cleaning.

Q. How do I store the photopolymer stamps?

A. They come in a cello bag, between two sheets of acetate. One of the sheets is conveniently printed with the stamp images for storage. Our clear-mount cases work nicely to store them in if you prefer. Store them indoors—don’t leave them sitting out in direct sunlight.

Q. What kinds of ink can I use with photopolymer stamps?

A. Our classic ink in the firm foam pads is the absolute best choice. Versamark and Stazon are also ok. Make sure you clean your stamps promptly after use to avoid staining or damage.

Q. Will the photopolymer stamps stain?

A. They are more prone to staining. Basic Gray and red inks seem to be the worst. Try to clean your
stamps immediately after use to avoid staining.

Q. Are the photopolymer stamps made in the US?

A. Yes. The photopolymer material is shipped from the UK and the manufacturing of the stamps themselves takes place in the USA.

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Stamp Set: Garden in Bloom (139433)

Inks:StazOn Jet Black Pad (101406)

Paper: English Garden Designer Series Paper (138440) White Vellum (101856) and Hello Honey Card stock (133643)

Accessories: Old Olive Baker’s Twine and Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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3 New Stamp Sets & NEW Weekly Deals

Stampin’ Up! has given us two new Photopolymer Stamp Sets to choose from today.

Dear Heart (138157) – the boy version of the very popular Sweetie Pie Set! Check out these fun projects made with the set.



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Cute huh? What a great set for that guy in your life. Click on the flyer below for all the details.

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And how about a NEW set for the Holidays?  If you want to work on your holiday projects early you’ll want to look at these next two sets? Check out these fun projects made with our NEW Christmas Bliss set.

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Christmas Bliss (138897) is a the second of our Photopolymer Stamp Sets introduced today. Don’t our Photopolymer stamps make lining up those images and sentiments soooo easy?

You can click on the flyer below for more information.

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And for us cardinal lovers – available today is the nature inspired set, Beauty of the Season (135776/135779). I think this would be a great set to watercolor with!

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What are you waiting for? Now you can get your holiday cards done at your leisure or even while chillin’ on the deck watching the kids play.

Click Here to see the Beauty of the Season flyer with details.

NEW Weekly Deals for July 8th

It’s Tuesday and that means NEW Weekly Deals – why not check them out today when you are looking at the new sets? There may be something you’ve been wanting on your list.

And if you need a fast way to journal those summer memories? Why not get the Retro Fresh This and That Journal to organize your summer fun! They make a great gift for those young people in your lives who are always on the go –

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Blendabilities are here – Click HERE to get yours today!

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Blue Mountain Stampers’ Retreat

This past weekend I held my second annual Blue Mountain Stampers’ Retreat for my Team. This is a fun and laid back event that allows us to get together and have fun and time together as a team.

Here is my classroom set up as we unloaded the cars. I forgot to take one before everyone started arriving, as usual. LOL

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We stamped and scrapped until the wee hours in the morning.  It’s like a big slumber party! I love the sharing of ideas and projects during these retreats. My goal – Make ‘n Takes for my Luau Catalog Launch Party on June 21st and designing my convention swaps for July.

Here is a picture of some of us Saturday afternoon – even Larry came down for a few minutes to hang out and see what we were up to!

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Sound like fun? If you’ve ever thought about becoming a demonstrator I’d love to speak with you about joining my team. There is a great promotion for joining going on right now too.

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You can click HERE for more information about the current promotion and my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers.

NEW Photopolymer Set Released

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Calling All Heros (138002) is the latest in our Photopolymer stamps sets. This set is limited to the supply on hand and can sell out quickly. So why not get your favorites today?

What a fun set to create cards and fun projects for your favorite little super hero.

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Click HERE to see a printable PDF flyer

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Weekly Deals (Special ends Monday, June 16th 2014 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

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Four You – Birthday Wishes

Quick and clean. This card is great for making multiples of. And don’t you love the Scallop Circle Starburst Medallion that is the focal point? Want to see how these medallions are made? Click HERE for my video tutorial.

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I made this card during my Leadership shoebox swap and it uses two of our FREE Sale-a-bration items, the Petal Parade and Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. Great choices when earning your free Sale-a-bration items. Remember Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st, so these items are only available for a couple more weeks and then they’ll be gone!


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Check out these fun new sets just introduced. They’re fun and trendy.

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Click HERE for a printable PDF with details.


Stamp Set: Petal Parade (Sale-a-bration 1335991/133602) and Four You (130535/130538)

Inks: Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin’ Pad (126859)

Paper: Raspberry Ripple (126842),  Summer Starfruit (126839), Primrose Petals (126841), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration 133520), Raspberry Ripple 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (126845), 1 3/8″ Circle Punch (119860), 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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Bombs Away Birthday

Today’s project is a quick and easy gift card holder using the Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set (133411).

Bombs Away Birthday Gift Card Holder

Would you believe that the trim I used for this project is from the Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper pack in the Holiday Catalog? Well it is – I’ve made several non-holiday specific items using the patterns in this package.

How’d I make this gift card holder? Well it was easy – I took a piece of Real Red Card Stock that measured 6″ x 7 3/4″ and scored it at 3 1/4″ and 6 1/2″ and then folded it to make my basic holder. I added a strip of my Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper that measured 6″ x 3/4″ to the top flap. Stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and used Black Embossing Powder on the bottom flap. (Make sure you fold it first so that you know which flap is which – LOL.)

For the Belly Band I stamped my “Happy Birthday bomb” in Real Red on Very Vanilla card stock and cut it out using the Deco Labels Collection Framelits. I also ran a piece of Basic Black card stock through the Big Shot at the same time using the next largest Deco Labels Collection Framelits die.

I cut a piece of the same Witches’ Brew DSP 1″ x 7″ I used for the trim and adhered one end to the Basic Black Deco Label on top side. Closed my gift card holder and just wrapped it around, lightly scoring it with my fingers as I went, until I got back to the Deco Label again. (Don’t make this too tight since you want to be able to slide it on and off the holder.) I adhered the second end and then placed my “Happy Birthday bomb” image on top to hide where the Designer Series Paper met.

Then all you need to do is add your gift card – How easy is that right?


Stamp Set: Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer (133411)

Inks: Real Red Classic Ink (126949) and Versa Mark (102283)

Paper: Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper (132185), Real Red (102482), Basic Black (121045), and Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)

Accessories: Black Embossing Powder (10913), Heat Tool (1298053), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Big Shot (113439) and Deco Labels Collection Framelits (130102)

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Clearance Rack Blitz (while supplies last)

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Festive Flurry Ornament Kit (while supplies last)

Frankenstein Post it Note Holder

Well I’m back after a short break with family, and I’ve got a great project and video tutorial to share with you, my Frankenstein Post it Note Holder.

Frankenstein Post it Note Holder

I think this Frankenstein Post it Note Holder  really turned out too stinking cute. And I’m happy to say that my daughter and suitemate seemed tickled with their little Halloween surprise – Kaitlin especially loved the page post it notes and thought they were pretty creepy. LOL.

You’ll want to keep reading after the Frankenstein Post it Note Holder supply list below, since there have been a lot of things going on while I haven’t posted the last few days. And for those of you who haven’t kept up with me on facebook I wanted to make sure you had all the up to date Stampin’ Up! news.


Inks: Old Olive (126953) and Perfect Plum (126963)

Paper: Old Olive (100702), Perfect Plum (101889), Whisper White (100730), and Basic Black (121045)

Accessories: Small Oval Punch (120908), ¾” Circle Punch (119873), 1″ Circle Punch (119868), White Stampin’ Chalk Marker (132133), Top Note Die (113463), Stampin’ Sponges (101610), and post it notes from your local store

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Mystery Hostess Code

Use Mystery Hostess Code RUG6FXNY when placing your order and your name will be entered into my Mystery Hostess Drawing. This Mystery Hostess Code RUG6FXNY will be good through Saturday, November 2nd. The number of hostess will depend on the total sales and I’ll be drawing a hostess for every $150 in sales.

New Weekly Deals

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These deals start Tuesdays and end on Monday – if you haven’t already checked out this week’s deals why not click HERE.

 Join for $25 – only 3 days left

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When you join today, you can choose from our Weekly Deals or any other current product for your starter kit!

Ends: Monday, October 21st, 2013

The specially priced starter kit includes:

  • $26.95 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
  • Free Shipping (you only pay sales tax!)

Business Pack, includes:

  • A box of annual catalogs, pack of Holiday Catalogs, Getting Started DVD, Starter Kit Business Pack (order form, customer postcards, etc.
  • Two FREE months of the Demonstrator Business Web Site (DBWS)
  • You’ll receive 30% instant income on your first order of $150 or more and be eligible for hostess benefits (when placed in the first 45 days after joining)

AND – First Workshop Perk:

  • When you place your first workshop order of $150 or more within 30 days of your start date, you can
  • Choose any stamp set from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog (redeemable with your first demonstrator order in December) This perk is only for those of you who sign up between now and October 21st – don’t miss out on this opportunity!

When you join with me, you’ll get to be part of my team, The Blue Mountain Stampers and all the perks…

Click HERE to find out more and join before the October 21st deadline.

Got questions? Contact me at [email protected]

New Improvements to the Online Store!

Have you been to my Online Store lately? If so you may have noticed a few new improvements designed to make your online shopping experience better.

Guest Checkout:  You no longer have to commit to creating an account. You can now check out as a guest. You’ll still be required to select a demonstrator, but you’ll be able to decide whether or not to pass on your contact information to me or not.  But if you do choose to select passing your information on to me – I’ll happily mail you a 2013-2014 Annual Catalog FREE of charge!

NEW Shopping Bag Features!

  • Now you can easily save your shopping bags contents!
  • When you add items to your bag, you can choose to go directly to the bag or continue shopping.
  • You’ll see a progress bar to guide you through the ordering process
  • More images to enjoy – Additional product images are bigger and easier to view
  • Enhanced sorting – You can sort merchandise based on newest or oldest. A real plus when shopping for the latest My Digital Studio downloads!

New Photopolymer Stamp Set

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The Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp set  (133455) is now available and contains 19 great stamps. Only available in Photopolymer this set is just $13.95 and a must have for this holiday season. So if you haven’t tried our Photopolymer Stamps yet – what are you waiting for?

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Click HERE for a PDF flyer with all the details and images

 5 NEW Digital Downloads!

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You’re going to love this week’s new additions – Click HERE to see them all

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Bombs Away Birthday!

What can I say – It’s the bomb! What a fun set for birthdays. If clear stamps are your thing – You’re going to want to check out this NEW Photopolymer stamp set. Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 133411) is a lot of fun. I think you’re going to love the sentiments in this set. They’ll make you chuckle.

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Want to see all the information? Click on the flyer image below to see the flyer with all the details.

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Here are a couple of great projects made with this set.

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Not sure about Photopolymer yet? Why not check out this video to see more about using our Photopolymer stamps.


This past weekend I ran a special promotion during the FREE SHIPPING Promotion using a hostess code, Remember? Well the names are in – can I have a drum roll please………….

The official winner of the Free Shipping Drawing is Shirley. Shirley has won an exciting new product from the 2013-2014 Catalog when it is launched. Congratulations Shirley! I’ll be contacting you soon with more information.

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Don’t forget – Time is running out to sign up for Paper Pumpkin this month. You have to sign up by midnight tonight, (April 10th) so you won’t miss out on any more kits.

Remember each month’s kit is only available for a month at a time; go to to sign up.

It’s soooo easy:

  1. Simply sign up now by visiting
  2. Click Get It or Join Here
  3. Complete the online form
  4. List me, (Jini Merck, Clarkesville, GA) as your demonstrator during the ordering process
  5. Then sit back and relax and wait for you kit to arrive at your door each month.

After you complete your registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email

  1. Please forward the email to me.
  2. I’ll verify you are on the list and then send you a Thank You gift for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

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New Super Cool Stamp Choice Being Offered

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Stampin’ Up! has just introduced  a super cool new option for you – a new photopolymer stamp set. What are photopolymer stamps, you wonder? Well, it’s a type of stamp where the actual stamp image is clear in addition to the block.

Although Stampin’ Up! is currently offering just one photopolymer stamp set it plans to offer a new one each month on a trial basis. So you now have more options as a stamper: wood-mount, clear-mount, and now photopolymer. Excited?

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Click on the above picture to get your printable PDF  of the Designer Type Photopolymer Stamp Set with all the details.

They’re a great choice and can you believe our Designer Type Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 132956) contains 57 pieces for just $13.95!

What makes them so great you ask?

1. They are entirely transparent for the perfect placement every time!

2. They are durable – this photopolymer material is designed to last.

3. These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks – can you say sticky?

4. They’re age tested. They won’t yellow or cloud up over time.

5. They use FDA, food-safe material. Now you can think out of the box – how far can you stretch your stamping creativity?

6. Packaged in cello bag with insert, but you can store them in our Clear Mount Cases (item 119105)

Of course, you know Stampin’ Up! means a quality product and they’ve taken the time to find just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping to their line. The new photopolymer is a great addition to our Stampin’ Up! line. And the top-quality photopolymer will give a perfectly stamped image every time with our firm foam pads.

Photopolymer stamps will  be come in unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options for you that you may not see in our traditional wood and clear mount stamp options.

fine print – since this product if being offered on a trial basis there is not a standard time that each set is offered. There will be announcements made when the set is no longer available and new ones become available too.

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