Baby Boy Congrats

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a color challenge.¬† I took some liberty with this challenging – using only a bit of the Blushing Bride. ūüėČ

This card is made for my cousin and his wife who just had a baby boy. ‚ô•

My card starts off with Very Vanilla cardstock.  I cut a piece of Soft Sky cardstock and dry embossed it using the Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder.  I tied some Very Vanilla ribbon round the bottom of the card in a knot.

Pause for a moment – This picture doesn’t do the embossing justice, no picture does.¬† It is far more impressive in person that I imagined.¬† It-is-amazing!

I stamped the tools in Sahara Sand ink on Sahara Sand cardstock and cut them out using the Nailed It Bundle.

I stamped the sentiment from the Suite Sayings stamp set in Soft Sky ink and added a Blushing Bride enamel heart.

Enjoy!

Now click on the button below to see what Amy created this week.  Happy hopping!

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

SOON TO BE RETIRING 2015-2017 IN-COLORS

Honestly I‚Äôm in complete denial that we‚Äôre even talking about retiring colors, but as only a good demonstrator would do, I feel I need to give you plenty of time to mourn, eh, I mean, stock up on these colors¬†before they‚Äôre going.¬† Pretty soon these five amazing colors will be discontinued (sniff, sniff).¬†¬†Sale-a-bration is the perfect time to stock up on them ‚Äď while you still can.

SALE-A-BRATION:

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SHOP:  Sale-a-bration makes it a great time to get those goodies on your wish list.  For every $50 (before tax and shipping), you choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

JOIN:¬† Now is the perfect time to join as a Stampin‚Äô Up! demonstrator.¬† For just $99 you receive $125 worth of product and free shipping.¬† During Sale-a-bration, you receive two free stamp sets of your choice- that‚Äôs another potentially $100 worth of product ‚Äď free!¬† Hop on over here to sign up!

HOST:¬† With Sale-a-bration going on, Stampin‚Äô Up! is offering extra rewards for hosting parties.¬† For parties $250+, you receive in addition to the regular rewards ‚Äď an extra $25 worth of free product.

CURRENT HOST CODE: N7YDAXQS

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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Soar Above the Rest – Congrats

My card today was inspired by challenges at Sunday Stamps and The Paper Players Challenge.

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I used So Saffron cardstock as the base to my card today.  I used a pattern from the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP matted on Bermuda Bay cardstock to layer over the base.

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I stamped three balloons from the Lift Me Up Bundle each on its coordinating paper (i.e., Calypso Coral ink on Calypso Coral cardstock) and cut them out with the framelits from the bundle. I adhered the larger balloon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I stamped the sentiment using Calypso Coral ink on So Saffron cardstock and adhered a smaller Calypso Coral banner behind it and adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.¬† I added a few Rhinestones here and there on the card to finish it off.

Enjoy!

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JOIN MY TEAM!

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Do you have a really long wish list?

Do you already love the product, but would love a discount?

Do you love getting together with other people to craft and want to share this passion?

Now‚Äôs the perfect time to join my team!!!¬† Joining Stampin‚Äô Up! right now¬†not only gets you $125 worth of product for only $99 but now during Sale-a-bration ‚Äď 2 free stamps sets of your choice!!

My team has a lot of fun sharing ideas and new techniques all while supporting both the hobby demonstrators and business demonstrators.¬† My upline does monthly giveaways and quarterly prize patrol!¬† Hands down ‚Äď it is the best group of crafters!!!

For more details ‚Äď click here.

SALE-A-BRATION:

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SHOP:  Sale-a-bration makes it a great time to get those goodies on your wish list.  For every $50 (before tax and shipping), you choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

JOIN:¬† Now is the perfect time to join as a Stampin‚Äô Up! demonstrator.¬† For just $99 you receive $125 worth of product and free shipping.¬† During Sale-a-bration, you receive two free stamp sets of your choice- that‚Äôs another potentially $100 worth of product ‚Äď free!¬† Hop on over here to sign up!

HOST:¬† With Sale-a-bration going on, Stampin‚Äô Up! is offering extra rewards for hosting parties.¬† For parties $250+, you receive in addition to the regular rewards ‚Äď an extra $25 worth of free product.

CURRENT HOST CODE: N7YDAXQS

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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When in Doubt – Stamp!

Today’s card is inspired by this week’s challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Paper.

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When creating a card, it can be hard to know what colors look good together.¬† A great help is Stampin Up’s Designer Series Paper.¬† Today’s colors are inspired from the Tasty Treats¬† DSP and¬†were my inspiration.

My card uses Pool Party cardstock as its base which I layered Whisper White over Peekaboo which I offset on the Pool party.

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I used the different shapes from the Happy Stampers stamp set to make a colorful background to my sentiments.  I used inks:  Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, and Pear Pizzazz.

happy-celebrations-stamp-it-up-with-jaimie-stampin-upThis card will be sent to my new upline who just signed on under me, so I wanted to use the “When In Doubt: Stamp” from the Suite Sentiments stamp set.¬† I heat embossed it using white embossing powder on Peekaboo Peach cardstock which I cut out using the smallest circle Stitched Framelit.¬† I layered it with Crumb Cake cardstock and Watermelon Wonder cardstock (cut out using the Layering Circles Framelits).¬† I cut out two banners which I adhered behind the circles to make it look like¬†a ribbon.¬† I then heat embossed the second sentiment from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set on Peekaboo Peach cardstock.

Enjoy!

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SALE-A-BRATION:

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SHOP:  Sale-a-bration makes it a great time to get those goodies on your wish list.  For every $50 (before tax and shipping), you choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

JOIN:¬† Now is the perfect time to join as a Stampin‚Äô Up! demonstrator.¬† For just $99 you receive $125 worth of product and free shipping.¬† During Sale-a-bration, you receive two free stamp sets of your choice- that‚Äôs another potentially $100 worth of product ‚Äď free!¬† Hop on over here to sign up!¬† If you missed My Stampin‚Äô Up! Story video the other day you can watch it here.

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HOST:¬† With Sale-a-bration going on, Stampin‚Äô Up! is offering extra rewards for hosting parties.¬† For parties $250+, you receive in addition to the regular rewards ‚Äď an extra $25 worth of free product.

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CURRENT HOST CODE: PEEGA63Z

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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Falling in Love Card

The inspiration for my card today comes from this week’s challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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My card today starts off with Soft Sky cardstock as its base.  I then layered a pattern from the NEW Falling in Love DSP (2017 Occasions Catalog available January 4th) over some Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.  I took another pattern from the same DSP and layered it over Sahara Sand.

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Next I cut a 1-1/2″ strip of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set in Sweet Sugarplum after cutting the one end with the Triple Banner Punch.

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I took another pattern from the Falling in Love DSP and cut out a butterfly using the Butterflies Thinlits.  I also cut out the same butterfly in Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum which I layered behind the first out.  I layered each one a little off center to the one below which I thought made it look like it is fluttering.  Lastly, I added a few Soft Sky enamel dots over the butterfly.

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 ‚Äď ever have the ‚ÄúI want it all‚ÄĚ problem.¬† To help give you a sampling of all the great new Designer Series Paper, Embellishments, and Ribbon, I‚Äôm 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!

NEW Lift Me Up Cards

By far, hands down, my favorite stamp set from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog is the Jar of Love Bundle.  I love the sentiments full of cute puns and how it offers so many options for a variety of occasions.

However, I have a NEW love…the Lift Me Up Bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalog.¬†¬†¬† The sentiment includes GREAT sentiments and cute designs and the matching thinlits offer easy cutting for matching shapes!!¬† A great bonus – there’s FREE matching Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

I am featuring this bundle in my December Make & Take party.

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I will feature two of those cards today and two tomorrow.

My first card uses Smoky Slate as its base.  I then layer some Whisper White cardstock over some Watermelon Wonder cardstock.  On the Whisper White, I used the Lift Me Up stamp set to stamp a few balloons in Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy, and Watermelon Wonder.

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I then adhered a pattern from the Carried Away DSP (Sale-a-bration item) over the Whisper White and stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy over it.

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For my second card, I use Thick Whisper White cardstock as my base.  I layered a pattern from the Carried Away DSP on Watermelon Wonder cardstock over the Whisper White.  I cut out two balloons in Night of Navy and Smoky Slate using the Up & Away Thinlits and adhered them using dimensionals.

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I cut out two clouds to layer over the balloons.  I stamped the sentiment in Watermelon Wonder, cut one end in a banner, and curled both ends to give it a flowy look.

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Aren’t they the best sentiments!!!

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!

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Here’s To Cheer

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Today’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop is a color challenge.

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For my card today I’m celebrating!¬† I started off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.¬† I then cut out some Soft Sky cardstock and dry embossed it using the Softly Falling TIEF.¬† I then cut the cardstock starting thick and progressively getting thinner.

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I stamped the sentiment from the Here’s to Cheer Stamp Set in Sweet Sugarplum and cut it out and a scalloped circle underneath it using the Layering Circles Framelits.¬† Underneath it I layered a banner of Whisper White, some Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, and a strip of Soft Sky cardstock.

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Lastly, I stamped the bottle/glass stamp in Versamark on Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and heat embossed it using White Embossing Powder.  To finish it off I added some White Sequins around the card.

Enjoy!

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Now swing on over to Amy‘s blog to see what she’s created.¬† Happy hopping!

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

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: ETU6PYK6

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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Congrats & Good Luck

I recently was asked to make a card for an elementary graduation.¬† I had a lot of fun coming up with the design, thinking it couldn’t be anything too serious (if it was for a kid) and¬†had to be celebratory.

I used Smoky Slate for my background and then layered some Pool Party over a pattern from the A Little Foxy DSP.  I then stamped the Pool Party cardstock using the star stamp from the Wonder of Christmas stamp set in Pool Party.

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I then cut out a bunch of stars from the Stars Framelits in Smoky Slate and Calypso Coral and sort of scattered them around.  (The smallest stars were punched out using a retired punch.)

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I then stamped the banner in Smoky Slate and the sentiment in Calypso Coral using the Banners for You Bundle and adhered it to the card using dimensionals.

Enjoy!

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DESIGNER SERIES PAPER BUY 3, GET 1 BEGINS:

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October 1 through 31, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!  Stampin’ Up! let us know the papers that will be included in this promotion ahead of time so that we can get our wish lists ready!  Check out the list here.

CURRENT HOST CODE: 3V9TBCUC

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.  It’s a great way to earn free product!

PRODUCT LIST: