Happy Valentine’s Day

Hi everyone, I hope that you are having a wonderful Valentine’s Day and have something fun planned for the day whether you are able to spend it with someone you love or doing something you love. As usual my hubby is working since he does rotating shift work – so special occasions are always a bit more challenging for us. We’re planning on celebrating a few days late – but hey that means everything will be less crowded right?

So in celebration of Valentine’s Day I thought I would share with you some of the wonderful swaps that I received from my fellow demonstrators during Leadership.  Enjoy!

Leadership Swap Barbara Horn (2)Leadership Swap No Name (2)Leadership 2013Shoebox Swap Janie OwensLeadership Swap Lynn StreifertLeadership 2013Shoebox Swap Pat ErtmanLeadership Swap Samantha BrownLeadership Swap Yvonne MetzLeadership Swap Karen Altizer

If you get a chance come back later – I’ll be sharing the special little treat I made for my valentines.

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Petal Cone Valentine Treats

Do you like to give Valentine Treats? Our Petal Cone Die is so much fun to use – you can do all kinds of things with it. Of course, I love 3d items and the ability to create gifts and treats for those special people in my life.

Here are two Valentine treats made with our Petal Cone Die (item 121810) that I received in swaps from Leadership earlier this month. Ann Marie made this first one – isn’t it fun?

Petal Cone Die Valentine Treat

And here is the second Petal Cone Die swap that I received. I love the banner with the butterfly – a nontraditional Valentine treat, since it could be used for any reason by just changing out the treat inside! Wedding, shower, birthday the choices are endless.

Petal Cone Die Valentine Treat

Which Petal Cone Die treat do you like best? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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Hearts A Flutter – Another Great Leadership Swap

Hearts a Flutter is such a great stamp set that has coordinating Framelits so who can resist, right? Here is a card that I received during Leadership from a fellow demonstrator which beautifully highlights the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and Framelits Bundle.

Hearts a Flutter Leadership 2013 swap


Stamp Set: Hearts A Flutter and Delightful Dozen

Inks: Basic Black and Rose Red Classic Ink

Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, and Whisper White Card Stock

Accessories: Stampin’ Write Marker, Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter and Ovals Collection Framelits, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 5/8″ Flower Trim, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (FREE Sale-a-bration item 130812), Itty Bitty Punch Pack, and Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon

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Hearts a Flutter Leadership Swap

Would you like to see some of my Leadership swaps? I received some wonderful card from other demos at Leadership and can’t believe I’ve been home a week and haven’t posted them yet! I’m going to start with some of the fantastic Valentine themed cards that I got and then will continue to share over the next few weeks, so stop by often to see more samples.

Hearts a Flutter Bundle

This first card I got from Leslie. I just love the way she used the NEW Hearts a Flutter Bundle to create this card. Did you know our Bundles come in your choice of wood mount stamps (Item #131098 $42.95) or Clear Mount stamps (#131097 for just $36.95)?

Can you see all the different layers and textures she used? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

I’ll also be posting different cards in the up coming days on my face book page Stamp with Jini so why not “like” my face book page and see them all!

Stamp Set: Hearts a Flutter, Tiny Tags, and En Francais

Inks: Real Red

Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper, Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Scallop Envelope Die, Jewelry Tag Punch and Silver Glass Stampin Glitter


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New Never-Before-Seen Single Stamps Introduced

single stamps

Do you love the ability to buy Single Stamps? How about stamps you’ve never seen before? Now you can get one or all of these never-before-seen stamps! During Leadership 2013 in Orlando Stampin’ Up! introduced Two NEW assortments of Single Stamps and I think you’re going to love them as much as I do!

Single Stamp Assortment 3

Click HERE to see printable flyer of Assortment 3

Single Stamp Assortment 4

Click HERE to see a printable flyer of Assortment 4

Here are the details:

  • These stamps are available on workshop or online orders
  • You can find the Item Numbers on the flyers
  • These Single Stamps are sent in our typical cases or packages; they’ll be packaged in cello bags. If you’d like to buy a Clear-Mount Stamp Case (item # 119105 ) for your stamps they come in packs of 4 for just $5.95
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only
  • You’ll need to buy a Clear-Mount Block if you don’t already have one
  • There’s no limit on how many pieces you can buy
  • These Single stamps are only available until March 31st, so get them while you can!

25 years banner

Best of 25 years

As part of Stampin’ Up!s 25 year Anniversary Celebration they’re bring back some of our favorite stamps from the last quarter century and combing them into 12 Best of Stamps sets, which be released once a month during 2013. And even better each set will include a never-before-seen image too. How cool is that?

Best of Birthdays stamp set

Some things to remember:

  • Sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image and will $14.95
  • Sets will be released each month but will be available until March 31, 2014 for ordering
  • All Best of Stamps sets are available in Clear-Mount only

Best of all if you collect the Best of Stamps, staring in February Stampin’ Up! will include a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of Stamps set. Collect six stickers, and sent your card in to redeem a FREE stamp set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30th, 2014.

So what are you waiting for? Start today with the January – Best of Birthdays set today!

Click HERE to print the Flyer of January- Best of Birthdays set

Click HERE to download the Collector’s card

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Dude, Check Out Our NEW Product for Men!

You’ve been asking Stampin’ Up! and they have listened. During Stampin’ Up! Leadership 2013 Sara Douglass announced the introduction of a NEW, very manly stamping kit – Dude, You’re Welcome! kit with a tongue in cheek introduction that was so much fun I chuckled the whole time.

Leadership 2013 Duke, You're Welcome kit introduced

After all our guys don’t always have the easiest time expressing themselves – the Dude, You’re Welcome kit (Item # 132807 $24.95) makes it easier.

The kit comes with:

  • Four wood-mount stamps (double mounted) with perfect sentiments for every occasion
  • Twelve 4 x 6 postcards in four (manly) colors
  • Twelve gray envelops
  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • An instructional guide (for the newest stamper!)

Basically, the Dude, You’re Welcome! kit includes everything a dude needs to create the perfect manly card that any woman will adore, all packaged in a appropriately masculine box.

Check out this great video showing the NEW Dude, You’re Welcome kit.

Why not visit my Online store to learn more about this exciting new product? You’ll never have to hear “I forgot your birthday, honey!” when you give the man or men in your life this great boxed kit. I know I’ll be ordering two for the men in my life!

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Leadership 2013 – Day 3

Shelli Leadership 2013

I’m sorry to say I didn’t get to post this as soon as I wanted because the last day of Stampin’ Up! Leadership 2013 was a fantastic and full day!  Saturday began with Shelli greeting us and showing us some wonderful projects with our charming Tea for Two Suite projects. You got to love the feel and look of the suite and the fact that everything coordinates together. I love the soft spring colors it includes.

I’m so tickled to say that we were told our Single Stamps has been successful enough that they will be continued with two new groups being offered– whoo hoo! What a great way to get your favorite stamps without buying the set if you choose. Who wouldn’t like that right?

Single StampsSingle Stamps

Another exciting announcement was made about the Best of 25 Years stamp sets that will be released monthly during 2013. Who wouldn’t like that? It’s a chance to get the most popular stamps that we’ve had over the last 25 years along with an NEW exclusive image too!

Best of 25 years January

Next we headed out for break out classes. I really loved these because we got great information in a small group setting. From Creating a Blueprint for Success with Brandi Barnard and Meg Daves to a really awesome downline training class called Strategies to Empower your Downline that Holly Linford and Lynsay Mahon gave. I loved it all and learned wonderful tips and information that made me feel empowered to improve my life and make a difference in my TEAMs lives.

Success Strategies to Empower You Downline

And meeting the people that I’ve been working with and have admired over the last several years was soo much fun. What a wonderful way to share with others what we all love – paper crafting.

During Leadership 2013 Stampin’ Up! gave us the opportunity to make a difference to the children in Florida with a service project designed to get things to children who don’t have access to them. Stampin’ Up! gave us the opportunity to stuff bags and fill them with markers, cardstock and other paper crafting supplies that would be delivered locally to children in need through the schools. How great is that. Watching the Stampin’ Up! semi loaded with supplies for the children of the area – a true feel good moment. Stampin’ Up! does make a difference in our lives and the lives of others.

Leadership 2013 semi

A wonderful lunch which included another delightful meal and fellowship around the table meeting a new friend, Robin whom joined our group.

Leadership 2013 lunch

Leadership has been a chance to grow and reach out to others and spend time getting to know stamping friends even better.

Leadership 2013

Leadership 2013 ended with a special message from the management, a little bit of silliness with Bonnie, and a final message from Shelli, and a final prize patrol of course. After all who doesn’t love prize patrol?

Leadership 2013 prize patrol

Check out this quick little video where Bonne lead us in song – how crazy was that?

What a wonderful experience Leadership 2013 has been.

As we headed off to enjoy dinner together at a local Chinese restaurant we shared our favorite experience of Leadership 2013 with each other.

Leadership 2013

Above Janie and I check out the menu. We had a great time trying new dishes during our time in Orlando. Below is a shot of Kathleen and Janie.

Leadership 2013

One final event Sale-a-bration Celebration after dinner was a ton of fun. What great projects and laughter.  I do hope that Stampin’ Up! will offer this opportunity again in other cities since it was a great chance to share the love of paper crafting and it gives everyone a great opportunity to see how much fun being part of Stampin’ Up! can be.

Leadership 2013 Sale-a-bration

Leadership 2013 Sale-a-bration


Want to see what all the excitement is about? Why not come by on Sunday, January 20th and see all the wonderful Sale-a-bration and Spring Catalog products during my Sale-a-Bration Celebration.

Sale-a-bration 2013

You can click HERE for more details.

I’ll try and post some of the wonderful swaps and more information about all the exciting things going on during the up coming days.


Day Two – Leadership 2013

Woo hoo Leadership started with a greeting from Shelli on stage in the Chaplin Theater where all 1,500 of us gathered. What fun! So many great things are coming up for us in 2013! You’re going to LOVE all the new products that are being introduced. I’m looking forward to telling you all about it when I get home.

I really enjoyed my first class of the day with Shannon West who led the class Meet New People, Find New Faces. I always enjoy her presentations. It was a great way to start the first full day of Stampin’ Up! Leadership 2013.
At lunch we were all pampered with a wonderful meal.

Leadership lunch

Here are Janie, Anna and I with our decadent desserts.

Leadership 2013 Group Lunch
Next we were off to some wonderful presentations by fellow demos. My head is whirling with all the great projects they have presented to us. You could feel the creative energy in the air here at Leadership.

A wonderful dinner with the gang at Copper Canyon with Joe, our waiter, we just couldn’t resist going back the food and service was just so wonderful.

us at Copper Canyon
Stamping Under the Stars – What fun, and knowing my daughter would be rolling her eyes at me made it all the sweeter. As we headed down the street in our PJs to join the others, I was really looking forward to the first ever evening session. The excitement was in the air, with everyone gathered together. Sara greeted us, Donna Griffith, Carrie Cudney, and Brian Pilling presented wonderful projects with all the scrumptious new Spring Catalog and Sale-a-Bration products.

Brian was especially entertaining as he stepped out in his P.J. duds and explained that it was his first Pajama Party ever, so he did a little research to be prepared. He was all set to play games, have pillow fights and talk about boys with all of us since that is what you do at pajama parties after all according to the internet, right? What a hoot!

Brian Pilling PJs

Oh, Whale!

And of course who doesn’t love Prize Patrol! PJ Prize Patrol Chuckles, laughter and fun – that is what stamping is all about. I feel so blessed that I’m able to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and able to make a difference in your lives thanks for stamping with me.

Are you enjoying the pictures? Want to see more check out my face book page Stamp with Jini where I’ve posted more photos of the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference for you.

Stampin’ Up! Leadership 2013 – Day One

Oh the excitement. What a great day of meeting new friends and sharing stories!
Today started out with an organized swap where we spent 4 hours just stamping. What a blast that was. Here is a photo of me in the Manatee/Dolphin room in the Clarion, our hotel. Door prizes, chocolate and stamping – heaven! But shhh… don’t tell my husband remember I’m working.

shoebox swap

The afternoon brought the beginning of the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference and a Meet & Greet at the Orange County Convention Center where we met up with friends. Here is a photo of all of us (Anna, Janie and I) at the Meet & Greet with Carrie Cudney, from training at Stampin’ Up!

Meet & Greet with Carrie The end of the day wrapped up with a wonderful class given by Brian Pilling called Managers’ Reception – Be There Next Year. After all who wouldn’t want an exclusive night at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter just for being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! Ever think about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demo? Why not join today – Click HERE for more information.
Here is a picture of Janie, Brian and I after the class.

Brian Pilling and us Leadership 2013 Afterward our little group enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Tommy Bahamas – their stuffed shrimp was sooo divine. Here are Janie and I outside the restraunt enjoying the wonderful balmy Florida weather.

Leadership 2013 Orlando Tommy Bahamas

Back in our room and winding down for a early day with more exciting stuff to come tomorrow during Leadership.

Leadership Gift

Are you still wondering what I was making in the picture I posted yesterday? Did you catch the hint about my swaps being in the fabric tote? And did you notice and recognize our Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric? Well I had the best time playing around with some of our wonderful fabric from the Clearance Rack over the weekend. I wanted to make something special to carry all those swaps around in this week at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference and came up with the fabric tote that you saw in yesterday’s post. You can click Here to see that post.

First let me show you the purse that I fell in love with this summer and that inspired me to create this fabric tote.

ruffle purse

And here is the fabric tote I made for myself. I love pastels and spring colors so I thought this would be a lot of fun.

fabric tote

I loved the way my tote turned out so I thought it would make a great down line gift for my TEAM member Janie too. She loves the rich earthy colors in the Deck the Halls Designer fabric so I chose to make her tote out of it since it is also available on the Clearance Rack.

Here is Janie opening up her gift today after we got settled into her room. I’m pleased to say that she really seemed happy by my hand crafted fabric tote.

Deck the Halls Fabric Tote

This fabric tote is a smaller version of my tote but I really love the way it turned out. Now I just have to remember how I made it so I can make myself one – since I didn’t use a pattern that may be a challenge.

Deck the Halls Fabric Tote

Want to see all the other wonderful Designer Fabrics that Stampin’ Up! has to offer? Or some of the other wonderful items that are available on the Clearance rack? Click HERE to check it out – some of the items are up to 80% off!

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