SNEAK PEEK Night in Bethlehem Card

For today’s card I decided to CASE (copy and selectively edit) another designer’s card from the Global Design Project challenge this week.  I chose Jessica Williams the other day.

This time I chose Shawn de Oliveira.  I was so inspired by her card, but decided to flip what part got heat embossed and what part got dry embossed.

My card starts off with Sahara Sand cardstock.  I took the pine bough from the NEW Christmas Happiness stamp set and stamped it in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with silver embossing powder, and heat embossed it.  I did this twice, both at the top and bottom of the card.

I then took a panel of Fresh Fig cardstock and dry embossed it using the new and gorgeous Winter Wonder TIEF.  I matted this on a piece of Silver Foil Sheet and adhered it to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Night in Bethlehem stamp set in Fresh Fig ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I cut it out and mounted it on a scalloped oval of Silver Foil Sheet using the Layering Oval Framelits.  I folded over a piece Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon underneath it and also added a banner of Fresh Fig cardstock.

Enjoy!

2017 HOLIDAY CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE OPEN!

With the new Holiday Catalog comes all new paper, ribbon, and embellishments.  In order for you to get your hands on everything without necessarily having to buy one of it all, I’m offering a Product Share.

I offer a variety of options depending on what you’re looking for and you have until August 31st to sign up for it.

I will be placing my order September 1st and shares will be mailed mid-September (just as soon as I can cut and divide everything up).

Check out all the details and options here.

UPCOMING SEPTEMBER CLASSES OPEN:

If you are in the Upstate New York area, I would love for you to join me at my September stamp parties.  In September, I have two Make & Take parties (where we make four cards together), as well as a Holiday Catalog Party where we’ll make two cards using new product and play a few games that will give you the chance to earn the door prizes.  Check out all my events here.

CURRENT HOST CODE: HDJA9B27

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

Carols of Christmas Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a sketch challenge.  Happy hopping!

My card today starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I took a panel from the Be Merry DSP and matted it on the NEW Champange Foil Sheet and adhered it to the card.

I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the hanging ornaments in Cherry Cobbler ink.  I matted this on another piece of Champagne Foil Sheet.

I took a panel of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with white embossing powder, and heat embossed it.  I matted the Cherry Cobbler cardstock on Champagne Foil Sheet and adhered it to the card.  I then added the cut out trees using the coordinating Card Front Builder Framelits.

Enjoy!

Now click the button below to see what Amy’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Kristi Gray
  6. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here

CURRENT HOST CODE: HDJA9B27

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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SNEAK PEEK Christmas Happiness Card

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

My card today starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I used the NEW Christmas Happiness stamp set and stamped the needles in Old Olive ink (stamping straight on, as well as stamping off).

I took a pattern from the NEW Merry Little Christmas designer series paper and matted it on a panel of Early Espresso cardstock and adhered it to the card.  Using the Christmas Happiness stamp set, I stamped the outline of the two bigger pinecones in Early Espresso ink and stamped one solid pinecone image in Soft Suede ink and the other in Crumb Cake ink.

I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White cardstock and stamped the background pinecone in Crumb Cake ink (stamping off twice first).  I fussy cut the pinecones out and adhered them to the card front.  I folded around some Old Olive Ribbon and tied a Linen Thread bow around it to hold it together.

Enjoy!

2017 HOLIDAY CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE OPEN!

With the new Holiday Catalog comes all new paper, ribbon, and embellishments.  In order for you to get your hands on everything without necessarily having to buy one of it all, I’m offering a Product Share.

I offer a variety of options depending on what you’re looking for and you have until August 31st to sign up for it.

I will be placing my order September 1st and shares will be mailed mid-September (just as soon as I can cut and divide everything up).

Check out all the details and options here.

CURRENT HOST CODE: HDJA9B27

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

Christmas in July – Watts of Occasions

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a sketch challenge.  Happy hopping!

My card today starts off with Whisper White cardstock which I layered with a pattern from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.

I took a panel of Garden Green cardstock and embossed it using the Holly embossing folder and then matted it on Whisper White cardstock.

I took another panel of Whisper White cardstock and using the Watts of Occasions stamp set created my design.  I stamped the sentiment and light bulb in Archival Black ink. and used the Garden Green marker to color in the tree in the light bulb.

Enjoy!

Now click on the button below to see what Amy’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Kristi Davis
  6. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here

CURRENT HOST CODE: HDJA9B27

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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Thank You Note Card

I sure hope you had a great Christmas!!  I had a great Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with my family and loved ones!

Well before Stampin Up for me I always had my kids write Thank You cards to family members for their Christmas gifts.  I remember even before they knew their alphabet I would trace their hands on the cards or then another year I had them say what they wanted to write and I would write it for them.  Saying thank you to someone for taking the time to think of you and maybe even get you a gift in my book is a must and the younger the better!!

Of course this year I wanted to incorporate Stampin Up product and their note cards are PERFECT for thank you cards.  They come in either Crumb Cake or Whisper White with matching envelopes and the note card measures 5″ x 3.5″.

For my card today I used the Crumb Cake note card.  I used the NEW Sale-a-bration So Very Much Stamp Set (available January 4th and free with $50 purchase) which I stamped in Cherry Cobbler for my sentiment (although the little line with the star is from the Stitched with Cheer set).

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I then used the Stitched with Cheer Stamp Set to create the designs all around the thank you.  I stamped the outer lines full strength in Cherry Cobbler or Garden Green and then the inside shading after stamping off for a lighter shade.

Enjoy!

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2017 OCCASIONS CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE:

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There are so many great items in the new 2017 Occasions Catalog – ever have the “I want it all” problem.  To help give you a sampling of all the great new Designer Series Paper, Embellishments, and Ribbon, I’m offering a 2017 Occasions Catalog Product Share.  If you were to buy one of everything, it would cost $198.50.  However, a sampling of each through my product share costs only $32.75 (including shipping).  Click here for a full list of details and included products.

YEAR END CLOSEOUTS!

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Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and they’ve got some great deals to offer you!  Their Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products.  Be sure to shop early as many of the deals are only available while supplies last!

CURRENT HOST CODE: ZE7MV6D7

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

STARS REWARDS PROGRAM:

If you aren’t familiar with my Stars Rewards Program, click here.  For every $25 you spend (before shipping and tax), you earn one star.  Once you have 12 stars, you receive $30 worth of free product of your choice.  It’s a great way to earn free product!

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope today brings you lots of joy and laughter with your loved ones.  If Christmas this year is a hard one for you – my thoughts and prayers are with you!

My card today uses up some of the scraps I have from the Warmth & Cheer DSP (my favorite Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog).

warmth-cheer-stamp-it-up-with-jaimie-stampin-upThe first card uses Cherry Cobbler as its base which I layered with some Basic Black cardstock.  I then took patterns from the Warmth & Cheer DSP, cut them in different sizes, and layered it over the Basic Black.

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I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler from the Stitched with Cheer Stamp Set and cut it out using the Stitched Framelits.  I cut out the Silver Foil behind it using the Layering Circles and wound some Silver Thread behind them.

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My second card uses the basic same ideas, this time with Garden Green cardstock as its base.

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This time I used Gold Foil Sheet behind the sentiment and wound some Gold Baker’s Twine underneath it.

Enjoy and have a Very Merry Christmas!!!

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2017 OCCASIONS CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE:

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There are so many great items in the new 2017 Occasions Catalog – ever have the “I want it all” problem.  To help give you a sampling of all the great new Designer Series Paper, Embellishments, and Ribbon, I’m offering a 2017 Occasions Catalog Product Share.  If you were to buy one of everything, it would cost $198.50.  However, a sampling of each through my product share costs only $32.75 (including shipping).  Click here for a full list of details and included products.

YEAR END CLOSEOUTS!

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Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and they’ve got some great deals to offer you!  Their Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products.  Be sure to shop early as many of the deals are only available while supplies last!

CURRENT HOST CODE: ZE7MV6D7

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

STARS REWARDS PROGRAM:

If you aren’t familiar with my Stars Rewards Program, click here.  For every $25 you spend (before shipping and tax), you earn one star.  Once you have 12 stars, you receive $30 worth of free product of your choice.  It’s a great way to earn free product!

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Christmas White Gift Boxes

We are in full Holiday School Party mode today.  Two out of three kids even have a pajama day at school!!  They’ll be sugared up, watch movies, maybe even play a game or make a craft.  Then by the end of the day – they are officially on Christmas break.  I can’t wait!

I needed 3 cute Christmas gifts for my kids’ 3 teachers.  It just so perfectly happened to be that I had 3 White Gift Boxes left over from some gifts I handed out to ordering customers last month.

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I filled the boxes with a slew of Hershey kisses (a good variety of flavors – it’s crazy how many varieties they come in now – the mint ones with bits of peppermint are my FAVORITE).

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I took a 2″ piece of paper from the Warmth & Cheer DSP and cut the ends using the Triple Banner Punch to attach over the top of the box.

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Then I made my own note card cutting the Cherry Cobbler cardstock 3.5″ x 5″, scorring at 2.5″.  I layered it with some Basic Black cardstock and then the same pattern of Warmth & Cheer DSP as before.

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I then used the Hang Your Stocking Bundle to create my stocking detail using the Basic Black cardstock and Cherry Cobbler ink.  I also stamped the sentiment from the Stitched with Cheer Stamp Set and cut it out using the Bunch of Banners framelits.  I tied the box up using some Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine.

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I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  May you find the one true source of love and peace this Christmas and rejoice in the reason for the season.

I feel so beyond blessed this Christmas, for my family, my friends, for all the blessings, for my health, but also for this sweet business and journey that I began almost a year ago.  Thank you for all your love and support!!

2017 OCCASIONS CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE:

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There are so many great items in the new 2017 Occasions Catalog – ever have the “I want it all” problem.  To help give you a sampling of all the great new Designer Series Paper, Embellishments, and Ribbon, I’m offering a 2017 Occasions Catalog Product Share.  If you were to buy one of everything, it would cost $198.50.  However, a sampling of each through my product share costs only $32.75 (including shipping).  Click here for a full list of details and included products.

YEAR END CLOSEOUTS!

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Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and they’ve got some great deals to offer you!  Their Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products.  Be sure to shop early as many of the deals are only available while supplies last!

CURRENT HOST CODE: ZE7MV6D7

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

STARS REWARDS PROGRAM:

If you aren’t familiar with my Stars Rewards Program, click here.  For every $25 you spend (before shipping and tax), you earn one star.  Once you have 12 stars, you receive $30 worth of free product of your choice.  It’s a great way to earn free product!

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Stampin Up Christmas Gifts

I recently had to make a few prizes for a Christmas party, so of course, I turned to Stampin Up.  I wanted to keep them simple but cute.

Here’s what I came up with…

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My first gift is sort of an “oops.”  The reason was because the chocolate I bought was too big for the cellophane bag (2×8).  So all I did was turn the chocolate upright and then tape the cellophane bag smaller.  It was a make-it-work moment.  I used the This Christmas DSP to wrap each chocolate and cut out my star.  All my gifts use the Stitched with Cheer stamp set and Bunch of Banners Framelits.

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My next gift was two candy canes – Starburst ones to be exact, because while I enjoy mint, I REALLY like Starbursts.  I added a Candy Cane Baker’s Twine bow and banner from the Candy Cane Lane DSP.

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My last gift was a Hershey Kiss bag using a 3×6 gusseted cellophane bag.  I cut a piece of DSP to put on the bottom of the bag before filling it.  Once closed, I added a banner using the This Christmas DSP and a Candy Cane Baker’s Twine bow.  I added the sentiment above the bow (Real Red), again from the Stitched with Cheer stamp set and Bundle of Banners Framelits.

Enjoy and happy gifting!

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PRODUCT SHARE:

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There are so many great items in the new 2017 Occasions Catalog – ever have the “I want it all” problem.  I am offering a 2017 Occasions Catalog Product Share.  This is a great way to get a sampling of the new Designer Series Paper, Embellishments, and Ribbon.  If you were to buy one of everything, it would cost $198.50.  However, a sampling of each through my product share costs only $32.75 (including shipping).  Click here for a full list of details and included products.

YEAR END CLOSEOUTS!

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Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and they’ve got some great deals to offer you!  Their Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products.  Be sure to shop early as many of the deals are only available while supplies last!

CURRENT HOST CODE: ZE7MV6D7

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

STARS REWARDS PROGRAM:

If you aren’t familiar with my Stars Rewards Program, click here.  For every $25 you spend (before shipping and tax), you earn one star.  Once you have 12 stars, you receive $30 worth of free product of your choice.  It’s a great way to earn free product!

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Stampin’ Up! Gift Card Holder

It seems like more and more each year I give gift cards for Christmas presents.  And what makes a gift card better than a beautiful way to wrap it up!

I recently saw a really cool Stampin’ Up! Gift Hard Holder that Su Mohr made and I knew I wanted to recreate it for myself to be able to gift.  You can see her gift cards and details of how to create them here.

I made three gift card holders using three different colors and three different Designer Series Paper.  For the bases I used Early Espresso, Garden Green, and Cherry Cobbler.

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For the patterned paper, I used This Christmas, Warmth & Cheer, and Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.

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Want to see what it looks like inside?  This gift card holder is great because it leaves a space for people to write a short Christmas message!

Enjoy!

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PRODUCT SHARE:

There are so many great items in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – ever have the “I want it all” problem.  I am offering an Annual Catalog Product Share.  This is a great way to get a sampling of the new Designer Series Paper and Ribbon.  Click here for a full list of details and included products.

STARS REWARDS PROGRAM:

If you aren’t familiar with my Stars Rewards Program, click here.  For every $25 you spend (before shipping and tax), you earn one star.  Once you have 12 stars, you receive $30 worth of free product of your choice.  It’s a great way to earn free product!

Santa’s Sleigh – Sending Love DSP

Today’s inspiration comes from challenges over at Freshly Made Sketches and Going Global Project.

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My card uses the Early Espresso as a base and then is layered with Whisper White and Real Red cardstock.  I then mixed some new and old material, using a pattern from the NEW Sending Love DSP from the 2017 Occasions Catalog (available January 4, 2016) which I layered with Whisper White and Early Espresso.

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I then cut out two Christmas trees (Whisper White and Early Espresso) using the Santa’s Sleigh Bundle, placing one under the cardstock and the other over.  I stamped the reindeer from the Santa’s Sleigh Stamp Set in Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake and adhered him in front of the tree.

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Again, mixing some new product with some old product, I used the NEW Sending Love Real Red Ribbon to make a bow for the reindeer.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso and adhered it using the mini dimensionals from the November Paper Pumpkin!

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Enjoy!

YEAR END CLOSEOUTS!

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Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and they’ve got some great deals to offer you!  Their Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products.  Be sure to shop early as many of the deals are only available while supplies last!

CURRENT HOST CODE: ZE7MV6D7

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

STARS REWARDS PROGRAM:

If you aren’t familiar with my Stars Rewards Program, click here.  For every $25 you spend (before shipping and tax), you earn one star.  Once you have 12 stars, you receive $30 worth of free product of your choice.  It’s a great way to earn free product!

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