J is for Jeanie’s Choice


Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. We do not have any DSP that begins with J so I decided I would go with my choice.  Today I am showcasing one I haven’t used in awhile….Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper. This is one of the DSP packs that is part of the Stampin’ Up! special this month.


If you follow my blog you know that my daughter is the one who urged me to start this blog because she was going away to college and thought I needed something to keep me busy so I wouldn’t miss her so much. As much as I enjoy blogging and interacting with so many of you, I still miss her!  You could say, “I’ve Got Georgia On My Mind”.  So I pulled out this peachy DSP and made this card!

Fruit Stand DSP and Suite Sayings Stamp Set     http://www.juststampin.com

This sentiment says it all and it will be headed to Georgia along with a few goodies. I CASEd this design from Sam Donald and made a whole set of thank you note cards for my daughter who needed some.  I thought it would be fun for her to send some peachy thank you’s coming from Georgia. I absolutely love the Stampin’ Up! note cards.  They are the perfect size for thank you notes and you get 20 note cards and envelopes in a pack for $6.00. The DSP is cut at 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 and layered on a 3 inch square of Pear Pizzazz. I cut the sentiment using the Layering Circles Framelits and added a few enamel shapes. I love to use DSP to make matching envelopes.

Here’s some ideas from the catalog using the fresh fruit and flower designs from the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and the Fresh Fruit Stamp Set.


A couple of weeks ago we flew to Georgia for Family Weekend and had such a wonderful time!  It was great to see Ariane and I could tell that she is where she belongs.  She’s happy and thriving in her new environment.  🙂 Here’s a few photos from our fun weekend!

A beautiful view of Atlanta from the rooftop garden at GT.
I even got my face painted for the football game.


Go Yellow Jackets!



I’m excited because I will be heading back to Georgia in less than 2 weeks for the Stampin’ Up! Convention and World Card Making event with fellow demonstrators. I’m going a little early and staying a little longer so I can visit with my daughter while I’m there. Isn’t that just Peachy!

Click HERE to shop my online store, check out the Fruit Stand Suite, and take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Oct. 1-31.  Please use the Hostess Code 7DB3CBKS when you check out. I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me.  I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your day brings you Joy!

Just Stampin’


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper

H is for Heat Embossing

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series.  Today I am going to share the magic of heat embossing.  It is fun to do and really steps up your project with just a few simple steps.


I have used this card design many times. (What can I say, I love circles!) This card is another example of taking a “formula” that works and going with it. The Layering Circles Framelits made it quick & easy to cut out the circles. I pulled my colors from the Designer Series Paper, Affectionately Yours.  I love the copper foil in the print so I used the copper embossing powder to heat emboss my sentiment from the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set. I popped up the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the In Color mini striped ribbon and just tied a simple knot and adhered the ribbon on the back. The Night of Navy cardstock is emobssed with the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered to a Crumb Cake card base. I lined the envelope flap with matching DSP to complete my card. Happy Day!


Watch this quick video from Stampin’ Up! to see how to turn stamped images into glossy raised designs with heat embossing!

Remember those curvy keepsake apples I made during my Back to School week?  I heat embossed a tag with white embossing powder on black cardstock before giving them to my student helpers.



Here’s another card I made using the heat tool and gold embossing powder.  You can click on the image to see the details.


I say Hooray for Heat Embossing! Here’s my Back to School Special for today…Get a FREE Stampin’ Emboss Powder of your choice with a purchase of $50 or more (before tax & shipping) from my online shop. Remember to use the Hostess CodeVS23B4FP  when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below to show you where to enter the hostess code.)  Click HERE to go to my online shop to see the heat tool, embossing powders, and more.

Have a Happy Day!

Just Stampin’