Tuesday Tip for Photopolymer Stamps

I had the most wonderful weekend in Hartford, Connecticut with my stamping friends. I was so excited to get to meet Nancy Farrell. Nancy has been following my blog right from the beginning and always brings a smile to my face with her comments.  This was her first Stampin Up! event and she fit right in laughing and joking with the rest of us!  She also shared a cool tip that she does which prevents her photopolymer stamps from staining.  When she gets a new photopolymer stamp set, she removes the plastic on top and adheres the back plastic piece (with the stamps attached) to the inside of the stamp case.  Then she inks up the stamp set with VersaMark and lets it dry.  When she wants to stamp using ink, it cleans up without leaving a stain!  Brilliant!  Thanks Nancy!


I would love for others to join our team!  We have so much fun at these Stampin’ Up! events and online chats! It doesn’t matter if you are local or long distance as we are connected through cyber space. Everyone shares ideas and helps one another out.  Most of the team are hobby demos and it is a great “sisterhood”.  I told you how we rented a house (it was actually a mansion with 7 bedrooms) so we could spend more time together and stamp, cook, chat, swap cards, etc.  I named us “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamps”. *I’ll be sharing our swap cards and more this week! Here’s a few photos from the weekend.

Team Weekend Getaway at the Cheney Mansion in Manchester,Conn. Jeanie Stark StampinUp www.juststampin.com
The Mansion
Team Weekend Getaway - Stamping at the Cheney Mansion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp www.juststampin.com
Our weekend stamping room
Stampin Up Team Weekend Getaway - Join the fun! Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com StampinUp
Selfie Cheers!
Team Weekend Getaway
Celebrating Ramsey’s Birthday
Stampin Up OnStage 30th Anniversary - Join the Fun! Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com StampinUp
Celebrating at OnStage in Hartford, Connecticut

I would love for you to join our “Sisterhood”. Contact me if you want more information or Click HERE to Join the Fun!

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You need to sign up TODAY if you want to receive this months Paper Pumpkin.  Here’s a sneak peek of this month’s kit. (I just happened to color coordinate with the display!)

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I know I am going to LOVE this kit as I love lighthouses and anything nautical!  These will make great masculine cards too! Click HERE to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

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A Sneak Peek at Birthday Memories

I have shared with you some of the fun times I had at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event.  In addition to getting the new catalog, receiving free gifts and prizes, seeing new product display boards, participating in card swaps, and sharing ideas with fellow demonstrators, we got to play with some new products and stamp sets. Previously I shared the adorable little crate we made.  You can see that post HERE. Today I have a card I made showcasing the new Birthday Memories Suite.


The banner and fox were cut from the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper using the Birthday Friends Framelits Dies. The Birthday Delivery Stamp Set has 23 photopolymer stamps with great fonts and adorable vintage storybook characters. The teacher in me loves this set. The bundle includes the stamp set, Designer Series Paper, and Framelits and will be available in June. Here’s some more ideas from the display boards.

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek.

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’


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There’s A New Chick In Town!

We had lots of fun with the chicken stamps from Sale-A-Bration.  Well, at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event last weekend, demonstrators got to see and play with some new products that will be coming out in the annual catalog in June.  Today I am going to share a sneak peek at one of those items, Wood Crate Framelits.  You can make fun packaging for small treats, gifts, and 3 x 3 cards.  I filled my crate with some chocolate chicks. YUM!img_1278

I thought this die made a cute chicken coup.  It was cut from the new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (which will also be available in the new annual catalog). I can see using this new die to make lots of fun 3D Projects.

This idea was on one of the display boards at the event. Love it!


This die has what I always look for…versatility! I love to make 3D projects and this one will be great for gift giving!  My little “Chicken Coup” is going to my friend who raises chickens.  We are getting together next week to go to the beach for a few days. I can’t wait!


Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner…

The other day I offered to send my swap card from the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event to a blog reader. (If you missed that post, you can see it HERE.) Sally Grissom, your number was chosen by random.org.  Please email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your mailing address and I will send my card out to you next week. Thanks to all who left comments.  Make sure you check out the retiring list.  Many products are discounted up to 50% off! Click on the banner below to shop my online store.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


A Sneak Peek…

I promised I’d be back to post more information about the retiring products and a sneak peek at the April Paper Pumpkin kit. (If you missed my earlier post with a chance to receive my swap card, click HERE.) Be sure to scroll all the way to the end for the link to retiring products.

Look how well I coordinated with the Paper Pumpkin display.


Just for you I zoomed in on the display board so you could see the cards from the kit that Sara’s showcasing.


We were told to “embrace our inner artist” and I can’t wait! Plus we get a FREE gift included in the kit this month.  Woo Hoo!!! This kit looks awesome and I believe it will be very versatile. I’m seeing lots of options and possibilities! It looks like a fun new technique to try! Remember, today is the last day to sign up to receive this kit.

Click to SHOP PAPER PUMPKIN from my online store.  (*Please use the hostess code when you order.)  You will get an email (immediately) with a subscription code.  *After you get the code, make sure you click below to sign up and enter the code to receive your kit.  (I noticed several people ordered the subscription but have not yet subscribed.  Make sure you click below to start your subscription.) If you have any questions, feel free to email me (j.stark@myactv.net).

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You already know how much I LOVE Paper Pumpkin.  It’s great for everyone…beginners as well as seasoned crafters. The price point makes it nice for gifts or those crafting on a budget. You can do the kit as intended or use the contents to create your own ideas or choose from the many alternative ideas on Pinterest. I love to get together with my Paper Pumpkin Players and create.  We met last week to put together our Bunny Buddies kits and had a lot of fun!  Here’s some photos from the event.





We made boxes for our 3 x 3 note cards.  (Check back for the photo tutorial.)



Today is not only the last day to sign up to receive this month’s Paper Pumpkin, it is also the day Stampin’ Up! lists their retiring products.  They need to make room for new products coming out in the annual catalog.  These products are only available until May 31st or while supplies last.  Click below to see what’s going and shop now before it’s too late!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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Let’s Celebrate

I had an amazing fun filled weekend at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Richmond, Virginia! I will be sharing sneak peeks with you just as soon as I can. (Check back this afternoon for a sneak peek at this month’s Paper Pumpkin!)

What I can share with you is the card I made for the card swap. Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators love to share cards and projects to inspire you and each other.  Here are the cards I made.


I love to make fun fold cards!  This one is a free standing triple panel card and not only is it really quite easy to make, it’s also useful for many different occasions…birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement, new baby, or any event you want to celebrate.  I made 50 of these (the day before I left). When I make multiple cards I do it assembly line style. I cut everything, then score, emboss, stamp, and finally assemble. Most of the time I use the Stampin’ Trimmer to score my cards. However, for this project I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and quickly scored 26 pieces of cardstock.


My cardstock measures 8 1/4 x 11.  With the 8 1/4″ length across the top, I scored it at 1 1/4, 2 1/4, 6, and 7.  ThenI  cut it in half to make 2 pieces measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/4.  I folded the sides back and forth along the score lines to create the panels then I embossed the ends using the Confetti Embossing Folder. I used the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (and the Precision Base Plate) to cut the center panel from a piece of 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 piece of whisper white. I stamped the sentiment and banner from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set using Night of Navy ink. (The photopolymer stamps make it so easy to see exactly where you are stamping.) I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch the balloons from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack as well as Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I attached the balloons using Multipurpose Liquid Glue then adhered the center piece to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used a glue dot to attach the bow.  (I wish I had a picture of me making the bows and attaching the Stampin’ Dimensionals in the back seat of the car during the drive to Richmond Friday afternoon. Nothing like last minute! LOL)


Here’s a look at the finished projects.  Which color do you prefer?


Melon Mambo with Night of Navy


Bermuda Bay with Night of Navy

The cards fold flat and fit in a standard envelope.  I packaged each in a clear envelope for swapping.




Stamp Set: Balloon Adventure  Ink: Night of Navy Papers: Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot, Confetti Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

*UPDATE: The Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit Dies I used on this card is retiring and is now 50% off while supplies last! Click HERE to add this to your shopping cart before they sell out!

Balloon Pop Up thinlits dies

I had so much fun celebrating all weekend…driving down and back with team members, dinner Friday and Saturday nights with several other PALS, prizes, inspiration, make & takes, training, and other events all day Saturday, and more! Here’s a photo of some us having dinner Friday night at Tarrant’s Cafe in Richmond.


Deb Echelmeyer, Me, Nancy Gleason, Vikki Byers and her hubby, Bridget Trefethen, and Ramsey Alexander.


I will continue to share the celebration, card swaps, and new product sneak peeks with you all week long.  I hope you will check back and join the celebration. Would you like to receive one of my swap cards? Just leave me a comment and I will pick a winner using random.org.

If you need any stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator. Click HERE to shop my online store.  *FYI…The Retiring List comes out today! Many items will sell out fast. Don’t miss out!  Also, today is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin to get the April kit.  I will post a sneak peek later today…trust me…you want to Sign Up NOW!!!

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Paper Pumpkin with Sara

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peeks

I am so excited to share with you more from my weekend of fun in Atlanta!   I really enjoyed meeting and getting to know several of my fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.   We got to see and play with great new product coming out in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs (which you will be able to order from starting January 4th).  There are many new products which I know you are going to love as much as I do! (I suggest putting a Stampin’ Up! gift certificate on your Christmas wish list!  Tell your family and friends to contact me and I can help with that!) Here is a sneak peek at the new catalogs.


We made several cards at the OnStage event using some of the new products.

Made using Stampin’ Up! Balloon Adventures Stamp Set

This birthday card uses the NEW Party Animal Designer Series Paper, Balloon Adventures Stamp Set, Party Animal Embellishments, and Emerald Envy Taffeta Ribbon.  Wait until you see the inside…

Stampin’ Up! Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies

What a fun pop up surprise when you open the card.  The NEW Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies made this card fun & easy. They are made to go with the stamp set below.

Stampin’ Up! Balloon Adventures Stamp Set    2017 Occasions Catalog
Stampin’ Up! So In Love Stamp Set

I was so glad to see some wedding and anniversary stamp sets in the new catalog!  I love all the new products in the Falling In Love Suite! This card was made using the stamp set below and the So Detailed Thinlits Dies.  You will be available to order these as a Bundle and SAVE!!

Stampin’ Up! So In Love Stamp Set
Stampin’ Up! Sealed with Love stamp set

These cute 3 x 3 note cards were created using the Sealed With Love Stamp Set.

Stampin’ Up! Sealed With Love Stamp Set
Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set

This card uses the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set and some of the Inside the Lines DSP (a Sale-a-Bration exclusive item that you can earn for free!).  We also got to play with the new Watercolor Pencils…love these!!!  They’ll be available in 13 Stampin’ Up! colors.

Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils from the 2017 Occasions catalog
Stampin’ Up! So In Love Stamp Set

There were also photo ops and lots of display boards showcasing the new product and ideas. As I walked around each corner I said, “WOW!” again and again!

Susan and I posed in front of one of the displays.


My suitcase was packed full going home with all the swaps, new product gifts, and prizes. I actually had to ship some of my clothes home as I wasn’t leaving my new stamp sets behind! LOL


Our team, the PALS, gathered for a pizza social after the event. It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and congratulate our fearless leader, Mary Fish, who was named the TOP Demonstrator in the WORLD! WOW!!!  I love this picture with my uplines. I am surrounded by greatness!

Lisa Pretto, Susan Itell, me, and Mary Fish
“My People”: Karen Hallam, me, Michelle Gleason, Susan Itell, Joanna Latham, Roseanne Mulhern.

If you are not currently working with another demonstrator and would like to receive a copy of the new catalogs, send me an email (j.stark@myactv.net) and I will be happy to put you on my mailing list.

Thanks for stopping by!  I would love for you to leave a comment and let me know what you think of the sneak peeks.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’






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