Stampin’ Up! Thank You

Before we head into today’s blog hop, I just want to say a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

I am one blessed lady and feeling abundantly grateful today and always!

I hope you have a wonderful day today with your loved ones.

I’ll be hosting at my house which I love.  There’s just something about that beautiful smell of turkey in the oven, the sound of the football game in the background (go Cowboys!), and lots of laughs with good friends and beloved family.

I hope you too have a great day!!!

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

My card today starts with Very Vanilla cardstock.  I then layered it with a pattern from the Painted Autumn DSP.

Next I took a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock and used the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set to stamp the various sentiments across the front of it in Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, and Early Espresso ink.

I matted the Very Vanilla cardstock on Garden Green cardstock and finally added a Linen Thread bow at the top of it.

Enjoy!

Now click the button below to see what Amy created this week!

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

EXTRAVAGANZA SALE!

Who doesn’t love a sale this time of year!!

Stampin’ Up! announced that they’re offering their Extravaganza Sale again this year!

The exclusive sale running from November 20-26 includes select product up to 40% off!  Click the image below to open the PDF file.

CURRENT HOST CODE: XCEB7YRA

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 any current catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Count My Blessings – Freshly Made Sketches

Happy Thanksgiving week!  I am super excited as Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!

It’s all about quality time with friends and family around yummy food!

Do you host?  Are you traveling?  Whatever your plans, I hope you have not only a great day, but a great week!

Now on to why you’re here…

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

My card today starts off with Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the sentiment in the middle using Pumpkin Pie ink from the Count My Blessings stamp set.

Next I stamped the acorn and leaf images in Memento Black ink in the two corners.  I colored them in using the Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blends.

I mounted the Whisper White cardstock on some Crumb Cake cardstock.  I tied around some Pumpkin Pie cardstock and then tied a Crushed Curry bow around the knot.  I adhered the Whisper White/Crumb Cake panel using Stampin Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

EXTRAVAGANZA BEGINS TODAY AND *FREE SHIPPING* THROUGH ME TODAY ONLY!

Who doesn’t love a sale this time of year!!

Stampin’ Up! announced that they’re offering their Extravaganza Sale again this year!

For one day only, Monday, November 20 12:00 AM MT until 11:59 PM M, Stampin’ Up! is offering select stamps on sale for 20% off!  Click on the image below to open the PDF file.

The exclusive sale running from November 20-26 includes select product up to 50% off!

To sweeten the sale a bit more, I’m offering two deals to coincide with the Stampin’ Up! deals:

One day only, November 20th, I’m offering FREE SHIPPING on any order!

I am offering this three different ways:
1. You place your order and I can cut you a check for the cost of shipping
2. You e-mail me your order and I send you an invoice through PayPal for the amount minus shipping
3. You place your order and let me know a Stampin’ Up! product you’d like for the cost of shipping

Either way, shoot me an e-mail at stampinjaimie@gmail.com and let me know!

Secondly, I’m offering DOUBLE STAR REWARDS from November 20-26!  Earn TWO STARS for every $25 order (before shipping and tax).  This gets you that much closer to that free $30 order.

If you haven’t done so yet, click here to print your Star Reward sheet and see all the details!

CURRENT HOST CODE: XCEB7YRA

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 any current catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s TGIF Challenge.

My card today starts off with Garden Green cardstock.  I then took a panel of Soft Sky cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set in Garden Green ink about 2/3 the way down.  I sort of measured the pattern from the Painted Autumn DSP around it.

I then created my layers.  First I  cut out a Whisper White circle using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I put some adhesive in the center of it and adhered the mini gold sequins to dangle down.  I fussy cut out a sunflower from the Painted Autumn DSP and adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut out a 1′ banner of Soft Sky cardstock and adhered over it a folded piece of Soft Sky Ribbon.  I also cut a piece of a Gold Doily to have poking out.   I adhered the sunflower/circle/sequin combination over it.  I added a few gold sequins and a Garden Green enamel shape around the sentiment to finish it off.

Enjoy!

STAMPIN BLENDS NOW AVAILABLE AND SPECIAL OFFER!

Christmas really does come in November! The alcohol-based Stampin’ Blends are now available to order.  They come in 12 colors (each color in two shades), as well as an Ivory, Bronze, and Color Lifter!

Now through November 15th – buy any 6 combo packs of markers and receive a FREE Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.  Purchase all 12 combo packs of markers and receive a FREE Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad AND pack of Whisper White cardstock!

 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE!

On December 2nd I will be hosting a Holiday Open House from 1:00-3:30.  I’ll have my stamps, die cuts, and ink available for you to use – you just bring the project and necessary paper!

If you’d like to make a pre-designed project, I’ll have the stamp set and ink that coordinates with the Watercolor Christmas Card Kit!  Go ahead and order it, leaving enough time for shipping 🙂  RSVP here so I can plan food accordingly.

DECEMBER MAILED STAMP KIT:

I love hosting stamp parties in my house, but I also understand not everyone lives locally to me.  Therefore to share in the fun I create my monthly Mailed Stamp Kit.

The month of December the Mailed Stamp Kit features the Christmas Happiness Stamp Set.

The December Mailed stamp Kit includes:

  • Christmas Happiness stamp set
  • Metallic Enamel Shapes
  • All necessary product (except for stamps and adhesive) to make four cards
  • PDF with instructions on how to put together cards

This December Mail Stamp Kit is $54 mailed.  You have until December 27th to order this kit.

CURRENT HOST CODE: XCEB7YRA

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 any current catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons

Today’s card is a quick, but sweet “Thinking of You” card which is really a thank you card.  Customers who placed orders this past week received this card in the mail with a message on a Post-It Note, leaving it blank for them to fill in and re-mail.

I recently bought the Colorful Seasons stamp set when it was on sale earlier this month, but didn’t have the coordinating thinlits….yet 😉

So I had to create a card that showcased the stamp set without the need to cut any leaves out.  Easier said than done and I, once again, have such an appreciation for thinlits/framelits.

My card starts off with Crushed Curry cardstock.  I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock (which will be layered on Pumpkin Pie cardstock) and created my falling leaves using the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  I took the smallest leaf and inked it up with Crushed Curry and then sort of tapped the edges on some Peekaboo Peach ink.

I did the same technique with the bigger leaf on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I inked up the outline leaf image in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder, and heat embossed it.  I cut this one out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and then matted a Gold Foil Sheet square behind it.

I inked up the sentiment in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder, and heat embossed that as well.  I wound around some Gold Thread behind the square and adhered it to the card.

Enjoy!

Here’s the bunch of cards that went out in the mail.  It honestly brings me so much joy!  Remember what I always say – Don’t hoard the cards – mail them!

NOVEMBER MAILED STAMP KIT

I enjoy having stamp parties in my home, but I realize the majority of you don’t live near me.  So I’m going to be offering my Mailed Stamp Kit.

November’s Mailed Stamp Kit features the Merry Café stamp set.  I am offering two kits depending on what you’re looking for.  Be sure to sign up for you kit by October 26th!

Check out all the details here.

NOVEMBER MAKE & TAKE PARTY

If you do live in the Upstate New York area I would love to have you join me for my November Make & Take party!  We will be making four cards using the Christmas Happiness stamp set.  The cards are $12 or free with a $50 Stampin’ Up! purchase.  You can check out this party and all upcoming parties on my Facebook page.

If you aren’t able to join me in person, this class will be my featured Mailed Stamp Kit class available to order in November (more details to come in November).

BUY 3, GET 1 FREE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

From October 1st to 31st, Stampin’ Up! is offering a Buy 3, Get 1 Free sale on 13 different Designer Series Papers, including new ones from the Holiday Catalog.  Click here to open the flyer and see a detailed list of all paper included in this sale.

CURRENT HOST CODE: EHJ9UGVG

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 any current catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Count My Blessings

I. Am. Obsessed. with the Count My Blessings stamp set.

I created a card this past Friday using this beautiful stamp set and then went for it again for this week’s Global Design Project.

My card today is a CAS (clean and simple) card.  I went back and forth with adding DSP or more embellishments or stamping more flowers around the sentiment, but I love that sentiment so much – such a great font and who wouldn’t want to receive it in the mail – that I left it clean and simple.

I start with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I took a panel of Burlap Ribbon, Copper Trim, and Linen Thread and wrapped them around the card front.

I next stamped the sentiment on a panel of Shimmery White cardstock in Tangerine Tango ink, which (after being stamped on) got matted on a panel of Tangerine Tango cardstock.

I stamped the flower twice in Archival Black ink.  Then using a blender pen I colored them in using Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, and Lemon Lime twist inks.

Enjoy!

*LAST DAY* TWO EXCLUSIVE BUNDLES

Whether you’re looking to get ahead making Christmas cards and tags with Bundle #2 or you’re looking to enjoy the beautiful autumnal colors and sentiments with Bundle #1, both options get you free items just by buying product you love.

In Bundle 1, with the purchase of the:

  • Painted Autumn DSP
  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp set & punch)
  • Painted Autumn Cardstock Pack

You receive the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon for FREE! The total for this Bundle is $52.25 plus $6.25 shipping. With this bundle, you will also receive my free $8 item of choice when you check out using the current host code: HKREG6GJ.

In Bundle 1, with the purchase of the:

  • Be Merry DSP
  • Merry Little Labels Bundle (stamp set & punch)
  • Be Merry Cardstock Pack

You receive the 1/4″ Cherry Cobbler Ribbon for FREE! The total for this Bundle is $53 plus $6.25 shipping. With this bundle, you will also receive my free $8 item of choice when you check out using the current host code: HKREG6GJ.

Also, don’t forget that both bundles earn you 2 stars in my Star Rewards Program.

After you’ve placed your order(s), e-mail me at stampinjaimie@gmail.com and let me know what $8 item you’d like for free

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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Stampin’ Up! Class Thank You

I try to give a little something extra to say thank you for my stamp party attendees.  It’s not always a card, sometimes it’s a treat or a special ordering deal.

When I do a card, I write my message on a Post-It so the recipient can reuse it.

If you are in the Upstate New York area, I’d love to have you attend one of my parties.  You can check them out on my Facebook page.  I am SO excited for my Holiday Catalog Party next Friday – can we say ladies night out!!

Back to my card for today…

My card starts with Tangerine Tango cardstock.  I then took a panel of Tranquil Tide cardstock which I clipped the end to be a banner.  I then dry embossed it using the Petal Burst embossing folder.  I then took a pattern from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and clipped the end to be a banner and layered it over the Tranquil Tide.

I stamped the sentiment from the Label Me Pretty stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink on Pool Party cardstock.  I cut it out and the scalloped circles (Tangerine Tango and Basic Black cardstock) using the Layering Circles framelits.

I doubled up a piece of Pool Party Baker’s Twine and tied a bow to finish it off.

Enjoy!

My cards were inspired by this week’s Fusion challenge.

TWO EXCLUSIVE BUNDLES NOW THROUGH SEPT 19TH

Whether you’re looking to get ahead making Christmas cards and tags with Bundle #2 or you’re looking to enjoy the beautiful autumnal colors and sentiments with Bundle #1, both options get you free items just by buying product you love.

In Bundle 1, with the purchase of the:

  • Painted Autumn DSP (144613)
  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp set & punch) (146021)
  • Painted Autumn Cardstock Pack (144614)

You receive the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon for FREE! The total for this Bundle is $52.25 plus $6.25 shipping. With this bundle, you will also receive my free $8 item of choice when you check out using the current host code: HKREG6GJ.

In Bundle 1, with the purchase of the:

  • Be Merry DSP (144111)
  • Merry Little Labels Bundle (stamp set & punch) (146030)
  • Be Merry Cardstock Pack (144114)

You receive the 1/4″ Cherry Cobbler Ribbon for FREE! The total for this Bundle is $53 plus $6.25 shipping. With this bundle, you will also receive my free $8 item of choice when you check out using the current host code: HKREG6GJ.

Also, don’t forget that both bundles earn you 2 stars in my Star Rewards Program.

After you’ve placed your order(s), e-mail me at stampinjaimie@gmail.com and let me know what $8 item you’d like for free

CURRENT HOST CODE: HKREG6GJ

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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Stampin’ Up! Oh So Eclectic Thank You

I received the prettiest birthday card yesterday from my amazing upline, Amy. My card today was inspired by her card.

I start out with a panel of Shimmery White cardstock.  I stamped the leaves from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set in Versamark ink on Fresh Fig, Bermuda Bay, and Peekaboo Peach cardstock.  I sprinkled them with Copper Embossing Powder and heat embossed them.  I cut them out using the coordinating Eclectic Layers Framelits.

I then used the stencil created to watercolor on the Shimmery White cardstock leaves using an Aqua Painter and Fresh Fig, Bermuda Bay, and Peekaboo Peach inks.

I took a piece of Fresh Fig ribbon and folded it onto itself.  First I cut a piece of Tear & Tape adhesive and put that in the spot where the ribbon would go.  Then I sort of folded the ribbon onto itself.  I added some more Tear & Tape adhesive under the flaps to keep them down.  I stamped the sentiment from the One Big Meaning stamp set in Versamark ink on a banner of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat embossed it.

I put some adhesive on the back of the banner and wound around some Copper Thread behind it.  I adhered it to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I mounted the Shimmery Whisper White cardstock on Bermuda Bay cardstock and then adhered it to a Fresh Fig card.

Enjoy!

My card was also inspired by challenges this week at Just Us Girls and Sunday Stamps.

TWO EXCLUSIVE BUNDLES NOW THROUGH SEPT 19TH

Whether you’re looking to get ahead making Christmas cards and tags with Bundle #2 or you’re looking to enjoy the beautiful autumnal colors and sentiments with Bundle #1, both options get you free items just by buying product you love.

In Bundle 1, with the purchase of the:

  • Painted Autumn DSP
  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp set & punch)
  • Painted Autumn Cardstock Pack

You receive the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon for FREE! The total for this Bundle is $52.25 plus $6.25 shipping. With this bundle, you will also receive my free $8 item of choice when you check out using the current host code: HKREG6GJ.

In Bundle 1, with the purchase of the:

  • Be Merry DSP
  • Merry Little Labels Bundle (stamp set & punch)
  • Be Merry Cardstock Pack

You receive the 1/4″ Cherry Cobbler Ribbon for FREE! The total for this Bundle is $53 plus $6.25 shipping. With this bundle, you will also receive my free $8 item of choice when you check out using the current host code: HKREG6GJ.

Also, don’t forget that both bundles earn you 2 stars in my Star Rewards Program.

After you’ve placed your order(s), e-mail me at stampinjaimie@gmail.com and let me know what $8 item you’d like for free 🙂

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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Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a color challenge.

Of course with these colors I had to use the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.  It is hands down one of my favorite stamps from the Holiday Catalog.

For my card I start out with a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I first stamped the sunflower on a piece of copy paper.  I fussy cut it out so I could use the mask technique.  I stamped the first sunflower in the lower left hand corner (stamping off first) in Crushed Curry ink.  I stamped the smaller detail of the petals full strength.  I then covered this sunflower with the one fussy cut out paper and stamped the other two sunflowers around it.

I stamped the inside of the sunflowers in Early Espresso ink, as well as a few leaves around them in Garden Green ink.  I stamped the sentiment from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set in Garden Green ink.  I matted the Whisper White cardstock on a panel of Crushed Curry cardstock and adhered it to a Garden Green card.

I folded a piece of Garden Green ribbon into a piece of Burlap ribbon and tied a bow around it in Linen Thread.  I adhered it using Tear & Tape adhesive.

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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Stampin’ Up! Labels to Love

My card today starts off with Cajun Craze cardstock.  I took a panel of Crushed Curry cardstock and embossed it using the Hexagons TIEF and then mounted it on Very Vanilla cardstock.

I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out a Cajun Craze circle.  I then cut out four leaves using the Eclectic Layers Framelits in Old Olive and Vellum cardstock.  Before adhering the leaves, I added a piece of Old Olive ribbon and Mini Gold Sequins.

I used the Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry write markers to color in the sentiment from the Labels to Love stamp set and cut it out with the coordinating Everyday Label Punch.  I adhered the label using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

My card today was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge.

DOUBLE STAR REWARDS NOW THROUGH SEPT 8TH

In celebrating the new 2017 Holiday Catalog going live, from now through September 8th, I am offering Double Star Rewards for any order.  Not familiar with my rewards program?  Check it out here.

Instead of earning one star with a $25 purchase (before tax & shipping), you’ll earn *2* stars!!!  It’ll help you get to that free $30 order a lot quicker!!  Head over to my store to place your order!

MERRY PATTERNS PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more from now through the end of October and receive an exclusive free stamp set – Merry Patterns.

Click the picture below for a look at the flyer featuring the stamp set and a few sample cards using it.

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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Stampin’ Up! Autumn At Home With You

My card today was inspired by the challenge this week at Fab Friday.

My card todays off with Tranquil Tide cardstock.  I missed together the Embossing Paste with a drop or two of Tangerine Tango ink refill smeared it over the brick design from the Pattern Party Decorative Mark using a Palette Knife.  I then matted this on Tangerine Tango cardstock.

I then used the At Home with You Bundle to create my door and flowers.  I stamped the door image in Archival Black ink on a pattern from the Wood Textures DSP and cut it out.  I then stamped the sunflower/pumpkin image in Archival Black ink on some Shimmery White cardstock.  I used a Blender Pen and Tangerine Tango (pumpkins), Tranquil Tide (leaves), Lemon Lime Twist (inside of sunflowers), and Peekaboo Peach (sunflower petals) inks to color the images in.

I stamped the sentiment in Archival Black, also stamping the bow on the door.  I cut the flowers/pumpkins out with the coordinating At Home Framelits, adhering them with Stampin Dimensionals.  Underneath the door I added a panel of Tranquil Tide cardstock.

Enjoy!

DOUBLE STAR REWARDS NOW THROUGH SEPT 8TH

In celebrating the new 2017 Holiday Catalog going live, from now through September 8th, I am offering Double Star Rewards for any order.  Not familiar with my rewards program?  Check it out here.

Instead of earning one star with a $25 purchase (before tax & shipping), you’ll earn *2* stars!!!  It’ll help you get to that free $30 order a lot quicker!!  Head over to my store to place your order!

MERRY PATTERNS PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more from now through the end of October and receive an exclusive free stamp set – Merry Patterns.

Click the picture below for a look at the flyer featuring the stamp set and a few sample cards using it.

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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