Let’s Go On A Holiday Scavenger Hunt!

2019 Hliday catalog image

The new Holiday catalog is live and by now you’ve probably looked through the catalog several times (Making a wish and checking it twice)!  Let’s have some fun and see if you payed attention to all the details. Copy and paste the questions below and email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with your responses. (Put Holiday Scavenger Hunt in the subject.) Then leave a comment below that you did the scavenger hunt. (*I will number the names from the comments.) I will use random.org to pick a number and if that person answered the questions correctly they win.  What will they win you ask? Some new Holiday goodies of course!

  1. What stamp set can help make a difference by donating $3 of every sale toward Mental Health Organizations?
  2. How many new inks are introduced in the Holiday catalog? What do they add to your stamped images?
  3. What’s the “best part of Christmas” according to the “Crowd”?
  4. How many new embossing folders are in the Holiday Catalog?
  5. Finish this sentiment…Nothing warms the heart quite like______.
  6. I love word dies! Which new die sets have word dies?
  7. What punch can you use to create a traditional Christmas cracker box?
  8. Which new stamp set is reversible and allows you to stamp on both sides?
  9. Name a stamp set can you use for Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day?
  10. What can you do to add subtle detail to your die cuts to give a tone-on-tone color and create a deeper imprint?

Happy Holiday Hunting! You have until Sunday, September 8th, to complete the Scavenger Hunt.  I will announce the winner on my blog on Monday!

Creativity is Calling! Are you making a card to participate in my card swap?  Read all about it HERE

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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DSP Sale BUY 3, Get 1 FREE

Here’s the list of the select papers included in the sale! (Click on any image to view in my online store.)


Click HERE to view and print the DSP FLYER

Paper Pumpkin September 2019

Halloween is nearly here! Paper Pumpkin has been busy and thought you might like “a hand” with your frightful festivities, so they designed September’s kit, Bone Appétit, with you in mind.

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.”

Click HERE to subscribe by September 10 to get in on the fun.

OnStage Novemeber 2019

I will be heading to Hartford, Connecticut in November for Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage Convention.  I would love to have you join me! Being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is one of the best things I did for myself! I save on products for my stamping “therapy”, meet so many new friends with like interests, have tons of fun, and so much more! Contact me if you want to chat and find out more!  I welcome hobby demonstrators who  just want to save $ with no obligations! That’s one of the many things I love about Stampin’ Up! …you get to do it your way! I joined because I loved the product and thought I would just get what I needed and that would be it! Six and a half years later and I’m still here with no intention of ending this journey! I never dreamed I would be blogging or running my own business! You just never know the possibilities until you try!

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.


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……..

random number 25

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’


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More Birthday Wishes


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’


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