Oops! Card and Blog Candy Winner

Yesterday I shared a spring wreath birthday card I made using the Stamparatus.  If you missed that post, you can see it HERE.  I love the Stamparatus for many reasons, one of which is I get a “do over” if I don’t get a good image the first time I stamp.  It’s so easy to just reink and stamp again…it stamps in the exact spot making it look great every time! Here’s a video showcasing the Stamparatus if you want to see it in action.

So, what do you do if you get too much ink? I’m sure we’ve all experienced inky fingers getting on our project after it was finished! I prefer not to start over again so I try to turn my “boo boos” in to new creations.  Let’s face it, the recipient had no idea what my first attempt was supposed to look like (right?). Most times I just add an embellishment to cover it up (which is why I’m in love with the new Butterfly Duet Punch and Bitty Blooms Punch Pack).  Unfortunately, that wouldn’t work with this particular oops! Look what happened when I stamped the sentiment (after I had stamped my pretty spring wreath).

Stampin' Up! wreath builder template - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hate it when ink gets on the rim of the stamp and transfers to the paper! I did not want to toss my pretty wreath! So a quick fix was to stamp the sentiment again on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, punch it out with the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch and cut a navy layer with the Layering Circles Framelits.  Just adhere on top and mission accomplished!

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms wreath - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I like to challenge myself to find a way to “make it work” before tossing it in the trash and starting over. My friend Susan gave me a Tombow sand eraser and it helps to fix little smudges.

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You can purchase these from Amazon. If you have a stamping fix story or idea, I’d love for you to share.  Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) or leave a comment below.

I can’t decide which card I like better. Do you have a preference?

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms birthday wreath card idea made using the Stamparatus and Lovely Floral Embossing Folder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms birthday wreath card idea made using the Stamparatus and Lovely Floral Embossing Folder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Are you ready to find out the lucky blog candy winner? I really do appreciate everyone who took the time to comment.  The winner (chosen from random.com) is……..

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Beth Ann Halvorson!  Here’s what Beth had to say:

Happy Birthday Month! I like to spend my birthdays with family and friends, eating tacos and/or pizza, and angel food cake with strawberries! Yum!

Congratulations Beth!  Email me your address and I’ll put your birthday stamp set in the mail. I loved reading each and every comment the other day about how you like to spend birthdays. An underlying theme was certainly enjoying it with family and friends! My daughter is coming home this weekend for spring break so she can spend my birthday with me.  She is the sweetest! I feel like the luckiest person in the world!

Have you signed up for my Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet for March? Click HERE to see what others say about my kits and get all the details!!! You don’t want to miss out!!!

Are you celebrating your birthday this month?  I offer FREE shipping (and a birthday card) on any Stampin’ Up! product purchase of $50 or more placed through my online store during your birthday month (in addition to my monthly thank you gift!) *Please use the current host code.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

*Host Code Exclusive! All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!). Please use the current host code below. *If your order is $150 or more, do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards! Click HERE to shop.  

March Host Code: H9P4JHEV

Product List (CLICK ON ANY PRODUCT TO SHOP ONLINE):

Grid Paper

$11.75

Stamparatus

$49.00

Big Shot

$110.00

TODAY ONLY…..SAVE ON NEW STAMP N STORAGE 6X6 PAPER HOLDER!!!!!!

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Enter the coupon code below during the checkout process. Sale ends at Midnight (CST), March 14, 2019. *If you are reading this in your email, click on my blog title to view online.  Then Click on my Stamp ‘N Storage link on the side to go directly to their site! I LOVE my Stamp ‘N Storage organization and have been waiting for the 6×6 paper holders!!! Happy Birthday to me!!!  LOL

Coupon Code: 6N8SALE

More Birthday Wishes

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I absolutely LOVED reading the comments yesterday with stories of your birthday memories. Thank you so much for sharing!!!  It just reaffirms my feelings on “gifts”…it’s not what you get, it’s who you spend your time with! My husband and I like to give our children a “birthday experience” each year.  Fads come and go but memories last a lifetime! And when you give an experience, everyone enjoys the gift! Many family trips have been someone’s “gift”.

Speaking of gifts…Sharing handmade kindness is a gift from the heart! When someone takes the time to write a note inside a card and/or make a card, it is a “gift” in and of itself! I treasure the handwritten notes and cards from my kids over the years as well as those I’ve received from friends and family. I bet you do too! My friend Laura always sends me a beautiful letter in her card every year. We used to teach together in Virginia many years ago and she always shares a memory from our “adventures in teaching” that makes me smile.

Yesterday I shared some of the beautiful birthday cards I received.  If you missed that post you can see it HERE.  Today I have a few more cards (and a “special delivery”) to share with you from some of my very talented stamping friends…

Stampin Up Falling Flowers fun fold birthday card idea - For ideas and to order Stampin' Up! products to create this card visit www.juststamping.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Falling Flowers Fun Fold Card Created by Ramsey Alexander
Stampin Up Happy Wishes birthday card idea - For inspiration and to order Stampin' Up! supplies, visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Happy Wishes Card Created by Karen Hallam
Birthday card idea - visit juststampin.com for inspiration, tips,and to order Stampin Up supplies.
Butterfly Birthday Wishes Created by Chris Robinson
Friend card idea - for inspiration, tips, and to order Stampin Up supplies, visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Friend Card Created by Jill Killeen
Stampin Up clean & Simple Happy Birthday Thinlits floral embossed birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Floral Embossed Card Created by Ariane Stark
Stampin Up We Must Celebrate Birthday treat idea - For more information visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Special Delivery Created by Susan Itell

I definitely “feel the love” and appreciate all the birthday wishes from friends & family!

There’s still time to receive some birthday blog candy.  Leave me a comment sharing a favorite birthday memory or surprise and I will pick a random winner to receive one of my birthday party favor bags.  Anyone who shops with me this month will automatically receive my birthday party favors…a goodie bag with one of my Tutti-frutti pens, card kits, and more!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Host Code Exclusive!  Earn Free gifts from me (card kits and more) with your order. Simply enter the host code at checkout. *If your order is $150 or more, do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards! Click HERE to shop.

Host Code: YHMWDU23 

ONLY 6 DAYS LEFT to take advantage of SALE-A-BRATION!

Here’s a look at all the different items you can get for FREE. SAB ShopSAB Shop 2SAB Shop Level 2

Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart: 
“To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference.”

U is for YOU!

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Unfortunately I couldn’t find anything in the catalog that begins with u to showcase today! So I am taking this opportunity to thank yoU! Thank you for following my blog, commenting when you can, and purchasing products from my online store. I appreciate YOU and enjoy the feedback and sharing of ideas. Together we make a difference!

Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart: 

“To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference.”

Last week I posted some questions and many of you responded and let me know how much fun you had going on a scavenger hunt through the catalogs. I promised to post the answers and give away some blog candy to one lucky winner.  Here’s the questions and answers:

  1. What is “a little cheesy” in the Occasions catalog?         DAD JOKES
     2.  Finish this sentiment from a stamp set featured in the Occasions catalog: “Life is beautiful ___ __ __”  BECAUSE OF YOU
     3.  What new product allows you to create unique backgrounds with coloring techniques?   BRUSHO
       4.  I hope you didn’t miss this quick tip in the catalog…What should you do when stamping on vellum to prevent smearing? HEAT SET INK WITH HEAT TOOL
     5.  What color watercolor pencils are exclusive to the Lots of Happy kit (and are not available in our set of watercolor pencils)?  FLIRTY FLAMINGO AND LEMON LIME TWIST
     6.  Which stamp set answers this question: What happens if someone forgets your birthday?  BIRTHDAY WIT
     7.  What new item can you use to “frame your art”?  MINI EMBROIDERY HOOPS
     8.  What new item can you use to make an interactive card?  SLIDING DOOR FRAMELITS DIES 
     9.  Here’s another quick tip answered in the catalog…How should you store Stampin’ Blends (and other Stampin’ Up! markers)?  HORIZONTALLY
     10.  What products can you get for FREE with a $100 purchase?   HAPPY WISHES, CELEBRATE YOU THINLITS DIE, BLOSSOMING BASKET BUNDLE, SWEET CAKE FRAMELITS DIES, PETALS AND MORE THINLITS DIES

 

Question #1 seemed to stump many; however, the winner got them all correct! The winner is Nancy Huhn!   Congratulations Nancy! Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will send you the Shimmer Ribbon Pack from Sale-A-Bration!

Yesterday I shared some Tutti-Frutti pens.  I loved reading the comments and what you like to do with your friends and family. The random winner to receive one of the Tutti-Frutti pens is Karen H.   Here’s what she had to say:

Auuugh! Your post makes me so jealous that I won’t be joining all of you Stampin’ sisters in April! You are going to have so much fun! I adore these little pen holders – what a great idea. Just like the comment above me, I too have a long-time friend coming to visit the end of May. We’ll be up late with a glass of wine and our old high school photo albums, laughing and catching up after 40+ years!

Congratulations Karen! I will be sending one of the Tutti-Frutti pens your way.

Many thanks to all who commented and stop by to visit each day. I am thankful to have you in my stamping circle!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Host Code Exclusive!  Earn Free gifts from me (card kits and more) with your order. Simply enter the host code at checkout. *If your order is $150 or more, do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards! Click HERE to shop.

Host Code: PH6HPQF3 

*Orders of $50 or more qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items.

Sale A Bration

DO NOT wait until the last minute!! As we head into the last days of Sale-A-Bration some of the gift options will sell out.

Check out these additional ways to shop and save in March!

  • New Sale -A- Bration items!! – more added March 16!
  • My Birthday Party kit – FREE with every order in the month of March!
  • Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet – 3 card kits and a 3D project for $10! Order yours before they sell out!  For more details and ordering information click HERE.
  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level! 
  • Two FREE Stamp Sets when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit during Sale-a-Bration.  Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
  • Save 10% on Bundles
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details. *When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me I will send you FREE Step-By-Step PDF Tutorials with 3 alternate kit ideas in the months you receive the kit.
  • 50% off your first 2 months of Paper Pumpkin – for NEW subscribers!  Click HERE to join. (*Click on Monthly Subscription/ Subscribe and enter the code SAVEFIFTY0418.)