Suite Sayings

I made this bold, quick and easy card for recent Thank You’s that I sent out, but the layout is one of those versatile layouts you can use for any occasion!

I had fun with lot’s of with the different bold patterns in the Moroccan Designer Series Paper.

Don’t you love these type of layouts? Simply change the sentiment and you have a great birthday card! For this one I used the Tin of Cards Stamp Set (138946). I’m really sad to see this set go since I love the size and font used for the sentient.

I left off the ribbon from this one since I needed a masculine birthday card.

Want to make some of your own? How about a PDF tutorial? Well I whipped one up for you this morning, so you’re in luck!

Suite Sentiments Thank You Card Tutorial (printable PDF)

If you love this set as much as I do you’ll want to make sure you get it soon! It’s part of our Retirement List and is only guaranteed until May 22nd after that stamp sets are while supplies last. Check it out HERE.


Stamp Set: Suite Sayings (140709/140712)

Inks: Emerald Envy (141396)

Paper: Moroccan Designer Series paper (141645),  Emerald Envy (141415), Early Espresso (119686), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Layering Circle Framelits Dies (141705) and Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon (142794)


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Suite Sayings for Easter

I wanted to make a little Easter treat for family and friends and so immediately thought about the Suite Sayings stamp set since I love the font used for the Easter sentiment.

So here is what I came up with.

I’ve used the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and some of our Brights Enamel Shapes to create this simple Post it Note & Pen design since I wanted the sentiment to be the focal point. (see video tutorial to make the holder HERE)

So…what do you think? Want to see a punch art version that I made? Stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another project with you.


Stamp Set: Suite Sayings (140709/140712)

Inks: Tip Top Taupe Classic Ink (138325)

Paper: Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778), Tip Top Taupe (138336) and Sweet Sugarplum card stock (141418)

Accessories: Brights Enamel Shapes (141680)

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It’s the Last Day!

We’re down to very the last days to get all your retiring favorites before they are gone forever.  I encourage you to take one last look through the Retiring stamp sets and accessories to make sure there is nothing you’ve missed from the 2015 Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalogs. If you prefer to see the pictures instead of the list, click HERE.

June 1st starts a  new Annual Catalog with Stampin’ Up! and I’m excited to share it with you.  One of the fun perks of being a demonstrator is we get to order from the new Catalogs early – so I’ve been busy stamping!
Check out this fun card I made using the Botanical Blooms Bundle (140819) and Suite Sayings stamp set  from the Occasions Catalog.
Botanical Blooms
While the stamp sets will be in our new Catalog if you want the Bundle you’ll want to order it before the end of the day to save the 15%. (Our Bundles from the Occasions Catalog will not be carried over to the new Annual Catalog June 1st.)


Stamp Set: Suite Sayings (140709/140712) and Botanical Blooms (140757)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink Pad (121045) and Watermelon Wonder (138323) and Cucumber Crush Classic Ink (138324)

Paper: Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper (138445), Watermelon Wonder (138334), Cucumber Crush (138335), and Thick Whisper White card stock (140272)

Accessories: Botanical Blooms Framelit Dies (140625), White Perfect Accents (138416), and Stampin’ Sponges (141337)

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If your a frequent customer of mine you should have already received your New 2016 Annual Catalog.

2016 Annual Catalog image

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  • If you haven’t ordered in a while
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Spring Retreat Fun!

A day crafting with others is always fun! And it’s even more fun when you are being pampered, right? Earlier this month I held my first Blue Mountain Day Retreat and I think everyone who attended enjoyed it. We stamped, laughed, and shared!

So today I thought I’d share some of the pictures I took before the retreat. At least I remembered to do that – sorry, I forgot to snap some pics during the retreat, wouldn’t you know.

Here are the tables set up and ready to go, everyone had a 6 foot table of their own.

Spring Day Retreat Classroom (1)

And of course, my corner store which included finished items and cards, along with Paper Pumpkin and other kits and even items to decorate, retired cards stock, ribbon and other accessories for those who had forgotten something or just wanted a little extra something for their project.  Everyone had access to all my stamp sets and Big Shot items since they were available for use during the Retreat!

Spring Day Retreat Classroom (2)

“Goodie Bags” were waiting for everyone at their seats along with their name tag.

Spring Day Retreat Goodie Bag

Their Make n Take packets in addition to the goodies were used to complete their 4 projects that day with lots left over so they could make more with the instructions they got!

I made these cute little pencil holders up for everyone using the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (140557) and Suite Sayings stamp set (140709/140712).

Spring Day Retreat pencil holder

And here are a couple of the pillow gifts they received that day. First is a memo pad.

Picture Perfect Note Pads (2)

I love the way this turned out using the Picture Perfect stamp set (140520). I knew when I saw it, the stamp set was perfect for these little memo pads I found a while back!

Picture Perfect Note Pads (1)

I used Rose Red and Blushing Bride Classic Ink to create this wonderful cabbage rose from the set – and since the set was photopolymer it was easy to line up the 3 different images that make up this flower.

Notice the Blushing Bride polka dot pattern? It’s from out Subtles Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138437) so you can make a bunch of these memo holders up!

And here is a cute little kiss holder I made using the Tin of Cards stamp set (138946) and the Love Blossom Designer Series Paper Stack (140548).

Spring Day Retreat Tin of Cards Kiss treat

If you’d like to learn how I made these little kiss holders you can click HERE to see a video tutorial showing you how. They are soooo easy to make and who doesn’t like chocolate?

Here is a photo of all the pillow gifts and goodies I made for the day retreat.

Spring Day Retreat pillow gifts

And since everyone asked for the soup recipe I made for lunch, I thought I’d share it with you today too. I think it’s yummy and soooo easy to make.


Joy’s Easy White Chili


2 T. bacon drippings

1 medium Onion, chopped

1 (4oz.) can chopped green chilies

2 tsp. garlic powder

2 tap. Salt

2 tsp. ground cumin

2 tsp. dried oregano

2 tsp. ground coriander

½ tsp. cayenne pepper

3 (15 oz) cans Luck’s Great Northern Beans, un-drained

2 (14 ½ oz.) cans Swanson Chicken Broth

3 (10oz) cans Hormel Premium Chicken Brest, drained

8 oz. extra sharp Cheddar Cheese or more to taste

Brown onion in bacon drippings. Add all ingredients to a large pot and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Or for a Crock pot,  Cook on high 2-4 hours.Serve with corn chips.


So what do you think? Look like fun? Does this look like something that you’d enjoy doing? Twelve hours of uninterrupted crafting time? Well if it is something you’d enjoy or this past retreat date didn’t work for you, you’ll want to watch my calendar of events – I hope to be doing more of these events soon!

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Blue Mountain Day Retreat – Spring 2016

Blue Mountain Day Retreat Image

Blue Mountain Day Retreat – Spring 2016

Are you ready to get away from it all? Dust off those winter time blues and get a taste of spring? Why not leave behind the kids, cooking, cleaning and laundry for the day? Or even a few hours? The choice is yours!

Join us for a full day of fellowship and fun. Bring whatever creative projects you would like to work on. You will have table space set up for the whole day– stamp, scrap, Project Life, Paper Pumpkin kits, jewelry, knitting, or whatever you’d like. The choice is yours!

Jini’s Classroom: Saturday, March 5th

What you get:

  • Craft time from Saturday 9 am to 9 pm
  • Your own 6 foot table
  • Make & Takes
  • Goody bag with Make & Take supplies and extras
  • Access to all of my non-consumables – Big Shot, dies, embossing folders, stamps, punches
  • Lunch & Dinner Saturday, plus snacks, water and coffee
  • Other fun surprises throughout the day
  • Use of a full kitchen, not that you will need it.

Cost: $59

Spots are LIMITED – I’m only opening this event up to 8 people. So reserve your spot today!


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