A Stamper’s Nightmare

Hello stampin’ friends!  I’ve received several emails wondering if everything is ok so I thought an explanation was in order as to why I haven’t been blogging.

Unfortunately, I fell last week and injured my elbow. I have missed stamping this past week especially seeing I have boxes of new product waiting to be used. I begin physical therapy next week and am hoping for a speedy recovery so I can get back to my stamping therapy.

Have a wonderful day!

Jeanie

DON’T MISS these great ways to shop and save on Stampin’ Up! in January:

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  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level!
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details.
  • Say hello to colorful creativity with Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Click HERE for ideas and more.
  • Save 10% on Occasions & Annual Catalog Bundles
  • Spend $150 or more and earn FREE products with Host Rewards.  Get a $25 rewards bonus when you spend $250 or more during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Host Code Exclusive!  Earn a FREE calendar kit from me with your qualifying order. Simply enter the host code at checkout. January Host Code:  XQAD4BEV  Click HERE to shop. 
  • Join the Fun and choose 2 FREE stamp sets as a bonus Jan. 3 – March 31!  The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL.  At a minimum, enjoy 20% off  Stampin’ Up! products through July 31 (or longer).  I welcome hobby demonstrators!  Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
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Coloring with Stampin’ Blends for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #30

It’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! How would YOU like to be a guest designer? Simply play along and each week someone will be chosen to be a future guest designer.  Here’s this week’s challenge board…

TTTC board #30

The “No Sentiment” box popped out at me.  I rarely make a card without a sentiment on the front so I thought I would challenge myself to use that element this week. I created a gift set of 3 x 3 cards.

Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card gift set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to color (which may be one reason why I teach Pre K)!  I have shared many different coloring techniques on my blog (using aqua painters, blender pens, sponge daubers, etc.) For this project I used my Stampin’ Blends and the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.

To order the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and other Stampin Up products, visit my blog www.juststampin.com

The black and white designs are great on their own but I really like how you can customize the designs.  The flowers are so vibrant using the Stampin’ Blends and trust me, it is so easy to do…the markers do the work for you!

Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card gift set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out these videos from Stampin Up to learn more!

Click HERE to view the Stampin’ Blends brochure to see all the colors available as well as the Color Me Happy Kit and Stamp Set. Here’s a close up of each of the cards I colored.

Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I am thrilled the pizza boxes from the Holiday Catalog made it on Carryover List. They are perfect for 3 x 3 cards and envelopes or food items.
Stampin Up Pizza Box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The DSP is 3 x 3 layered on a 3 1/4 Black square. I covered the top of the box with a 3 1/2 square of Rich Razzleberry and covered the sides with 1 x 3 1/2 strips in the same color. I added the gorgeous Whisper White Metallic Edge Ribbon as the finishing touch!  You could easily give the set of cards in black & white and let the recipient color them or enjoy some “coloring therapy” and give the set complete as I have done. Either way I think it makes a nice little gift.  I love having note cards on hand for any occasion and these fit the bill.  Stamp a sentiment inside or write a personalized note.
Here’s a tip for when you color with the Stampin’ Blends…put a piece of scrap paper under the image you are coloring becasue the color will bleed through.  You will want to adhere your colored piece to another layer. I cut my DSP in to 3 x 3 sqaures for this project.  I colored then adhered them on to 3 x 6 Thick Whisper White Cardstock (scored at 3″).  I hope this project inspires you to find time to create some handmade kindness!
You can purchase any of the products used to make today’s project from my online store or click on the images below for more information.  I invested in all the Stampin’ Blends and realize that can be a bit pricey starting out; however, I suggest you break it up over the next 3 months during Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 3 – Mar. 31) and earn a FREE item each time (with a qualifying purchase)!
Come play along with this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  Click HERE to see what the other design team members created!
Have a great day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code below at checkout. *If you have an order over $150, DON’T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin’ Rewards AND the free thank you gifts from me! Click HERE to shop. Earn a FREE calendar kit from me with your qualifying order.

January Host Code:  XQAD4BEV
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 To view the carryover items from the Holiday Favorites, click HERE.
Click HERE to order a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription.
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From the Heart for the Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Valentine card idea - Jeanie Stark - StampinUp

Here’s a clean & simple card that’s quick & easy to make! I started with the heart patterned paper from the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love the gold foil accents on one side of each of the designs in this paper pack. Check out all the other designs below! (Trust me, they are much more gorgeous in person!)

Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper

It’s so easy to coordinate colors when you start with patterned paper. Stampin’ Up! makes that easy for us as each paper pack has the coordinating colors on the package. My card base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 Melon Mambo cardstock scored at 4 1/4 for a square card. I added a 1 1/2 x 4 1/4 strip of Gold Foil and used a scrap piece to cut out love from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. The DSP measures 3 x 3 and is layered on a 3 1/4 square piece of Rich Razzleberry. I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to cut the heart and adhered the sentiment on top. This is one of those cards that you can use for different occasions…simply add a sentiment or handwritten note inside for Valentine’s Day, Thinking of you, etc.! I used the envelope punch board to make a coordinating envelope.

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Valentine card idea - Jeanie Stark - StampinUp

You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below for more information.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on February 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  21. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  22. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  23. Kat Chancellor at Stamp ART Connection
  24. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  25. Lisa Milligan at Stampin’ Made Simple

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Let’s Sale-A-Brate with Paper Pumpkin!

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Paper Pumpkin is the monthly “fun in a box” kit offered by Stampin’ Up!  The kit includes EVERYTHING needed to complete the projects for the month.  If you follow my blog you know I love receiving my fun surprise in the mail each month!
Sale-a-Bration is the PERFECT time to renew your Paper Pumpkin subscription or try out these crafting kits for the first time.  During Sale-A-Bration, you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with each prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription purchased.
When you buy a prepaid subscription you receive a “prepaid code” (via email).  Kit delivery begins once the code is entered in your account.  Use it now, use it later, or give it as a gift.  The codes never expire!
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*A note to my current Paper Pumpkin subscribers who purchase kits on a month-to-month basis:

If you plan to continue receiving monthly kits, you may want to consider purchasing prepaid subscriptions (3, 6 and 12 month options available) and getting FREE Sale-A-Bration products.  Once you get your email code, you enter it in your Paper Pumpkin online account.  Entering the code will stop the monthly charge on your card and begin your prepaid subscription.  Once your subscription has expired, your credit card will again be automatically charged.  (The year subscription will save you $2 off the cost of the kit each month.)  And, you can still put your account on hold if you’ll be traveling or just want to skip a month. In that case, your subscription would extend for one more month.
​​​​​​​Check out the Sale-A-Bration benefits when you order a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month prepaid subscription.
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Click on the images above to view the Free Sale-A-Bration items.

Click HERE to order your Prepaid Subscription

*Wednesday, January 10th is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin if you wish to receive this month’s kit.  Come Join the Fun!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code below at checkout. *If you have an order over $150, DON’T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin’ Rewards AND the free thank you gifts from me! Click HERE to shop. Earn a FREE calendar kit from me with your qualifying order.

January Host Code:  XQAD4BEV

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A Double Z Fun Fold with Sweet Soiree

Stampin Up Petal Palette and Sweet Soiree fun fold wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s another card my sister and I collaborated on while playing around with the new designer series paper packs. We both fell in love with the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper! The double sided paper has silver foil accents on one side and even though they don’t photograph well, they are just gorgeous in person!

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark To order visit www.juststampin.com

I love the the coordinating colors in this paper.  We used 4 different designs on this fun fold card.  The cake is fussy cut from one of the designs and popped up on Stampin Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Petal Palette and Sweet Soiree fun fold wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set and is stamped in Flirty Flamingo. (I can’t wait to make more cards with this stamp set and coordinating dies!!!)

Stampin Up Petal Palette stamp set - To order visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I masked the Best Wishes sentiment and stamped it to fit on the inside of the card.

Stampin Up Petal Palette and Sweet Soiree fun fold wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love fun fold cards! You can find the directions and measurements to make a Double Z Fun Fold card HERE. You can see from the photo below how it gets it’s name.

Stampin Up Petal Palette and Sweet Soiree fun fold wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Our niece is getting married in June and her color scheme is pink. I think she will like this card though I am going to have to come up with another idea as my sister is keeping this one to give her!  LOL

You can purchase the products used to make this card from my online store. The products are from the new Occasions catalog.  Check out the Sweet Soiree Suite on pages 10 – 13 and the Petal Passion Suite on pages 22 – 23.

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SAB Catalog

During Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 3 – Mar. 31) you can earn free gifts for every $50 you spend. For more information on Sale-A-Bration click HERE.

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code below at checkout. *If you have an order over $150, DON’T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin’ Rewards AND the free thank you gifts from me! Click HERE to shop. Earn a thank you calendar kit for FREE! Click HERE for details.

January Host Code:  XQAD4BEV

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2018 Occasions Catalog is Live!

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Check out this fun showcase of new products!

Free products with your qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 3 – March 31)!

You can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration  products (see gift choices here) for every $50 you spend (based on your total before shipping and tax).  NEW!  $100 reward level gives you more flexibility and options for your free items.

  1. If you spend $50, you earn one free level 1 product.
  2. If you spend $100, you earn one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  3. If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

Is your WISH LIST BIG?  Place an on-line order of $250 or more and get $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards.  You’ll also earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend (total before shipping and tax).

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JOIN NOW and start getting a discount on everything you order! During Sale-A-Bration, you get to choose $125 in product (from either catalog…Annual or Occasions) and pay just $99! You also get the choice of TWO additional stamp sets for FREE—any stamp set, any price. (Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.) Plus, the kit ships for free (that’s another 10% savings)! You also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit ($20 value) and more! No risk.  No obligation to purchase more (but you’ll have at least a 20% discount if you do).  No penalty to drop!   I welcome hobby stampers! Contact me (j.stark@myactv.com) if you want to chat and learn more about the benefits and fun!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code below at checkout. *If you have an order over $150, DON’T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin’ Rewards AND the free thank you gifts from me! Click HERE to shop. Earn a thank you calendar kit for FREE! Click HERE for details.

January Host Code:  XQAD4BEV

Out with the Old, In with the New

Today is the last day that retiring products from the holiday catalog will be available.  This includes product bundles for any carryover items. Hopefully by now you have what you want from the retiring Holiday catalog.  Click HERE if you need to shop.

2017 Holiday catalog

Tomorrow is the launch of the new 2018 Occasions catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration. YEA!!!!  Sale-A-Bration is my favorite time of year with Stampin’ Up!!!  It means FREE stamps, etc. and I like FREE!

I have sent catalogs to everyone on my mailing list. If you didn’t get them send me an email and I will get a copy in the mail to you.
You can click on the links below to view the catalogs online.
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SAB Catalog

For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. This year there is a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!

Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 3 – Mar. 31) is the best time to join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator! 

SAB Join

During Sale-A-Bration, you get to choose $125 in product (from either catalog…Annual or Occasions) and pay just $99! You also get the choice of TWO additional stamp sets for FREE—any stamp set, any price. (Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.) Plus, the kit ships for free (that’s another 10% savings)! You also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit ($20 value) and more!

I made one of the best decisions ever when I joined during Sale-A-Bration 5 years ago!  I joined to get the discount and found out it was so much more than that…I made so many new friendships! I love getting together with my “Stampin’ Sisters” …we always have so much fun together…crafting, weekend getaways, attending conventions, etc. I also enjoy getting together monthly with my Paper Pumpkin Players and Creative Card Club members as well as meeting new people who want to get together or learn to make cards and other projects. The nice part about Stampin’ Up! is everyone gets to choose how much or how little they want to do…there’s never any pressure or obligation to sell or hold classes! I would love to have you join me on this wonderful creative journey! You already love stamping and making cards, why not try it out (no obligation/no penalty) and enjoy the discount on what you want?!!! Feel free to reach out to me and we can chat.  I promise I am a no pressure person…I am here to answer your questions, be your coach, provide inspiration, and help you achieve your goals.  Let’s have fun together!

During Sale-A-Bration you also get more host rewards! If you want to get together with friends or family and host an event I would be happy to help.

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Sign up to get in on my Occasions Catalog Product Share and receive a sample of all the new designer series paper and ribbons (including Sale-a-Bration). Email me (with “Product Share” in the subject line) if you want in!

Option # 1  6 x 12 Paper Share: $25.00 (Plus $7.00 Shipping and Handling)

  •  6- 6″ x 12″  Petal Passion DSP
  •  6- 6″ x 12″  True Gentleman DSP
  •  6- 6″ x 12″  Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP
  •  6- 6″ x 12″  Myths & Magic Specialty DSP
  •  6- 6″ x 12″   Painted with Love Specialty DSP
  • 12- 6″ x 6″  Picture Perfect Party DSP
  • 12- 6″ x 6″  Tutti-frutti DSP
  • 3 – 6″ x 6″   Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
  • BONUS:   6- 6″ x 12″ Bubbles & Fizz (SAB) DSP as my thanks to you!

Option # 2  6 x 6 Paper Share: $13.50 (Plus $3.50 Shipping and Handling)

  •  6- 6″ x 6″  Petal Passion DSP
  •  6- 6″ x 6″  True Gentleman DSP
  •  6- 6″ x 6″  Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP
  •  6- 6″ x 6″  Myths & Magic Specialty DSP
  •  6- 6″ x 6″   Painted with Love Specialty DSP
  • 12- 6″ x 6″  Picture Perfect Party DSP
  • 12- 6″ x 6″  Tutti-frutti DSP
  • 3 – 6″ x 6″   Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
  • BONUS:   6- 6″ x 6″ Bubbles & Fizz (SAB) DSP as my thanks to you!

Option # 3 Ribbon Share: $9.00 (Plus $3.00 Shipping & Handling)

  • 2 yards Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon
  • 2 yards Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon
  • 2 yards Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon
  • 2 yards Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon
  • 1 yard of Gold Mini Tinsel Trim
  • 1 yard of Powder Pink Mini Tinsel Trim
  • BONUS: 3 yards (1 yard each) Shimmer Ribbon (SAB) in Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, and Basic Gray

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Yesterday I posted information about my “Just Stampin’ Card Kit Buffet To Go”. Click HERE for details. Sign up now so you don’t miss out on my 2018 calendar kit!

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper calendar/post it note holder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Have a great evening!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code below at checkout. *If you have an order over $150, DON’T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin’ Rewards AND the free thank you gifts from me!

January Host Code:  XQAD4BEV