TGIF Challenge – Scrapbooking!

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Happy Fri-YAY!

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I joined the TGIF Challenge today with the fun theme of Polka Dots and I was going to make a card but then my son came into the house with a ladybug on his face!  A beautiful polka dotted ladybug.  And I took pictures and then I wanted to scrap them!  I wanted to make a page and hang it up for my son to see.  So I did.

When I first started paper-crafting (10 years ago) my focus was scrapbooking.  I scrapbooked all the time.  In fact, I made my now 7 year old daughter’s entire baby album while I was pregnant!  Then she was born and 2 years later, I had my son, and I just didn’t have the time anymore.  I would only scrapbook at the retreats once a year and it wasn’t fun.  The camaraderie, a BLAST, but the actual scrapbooking, a chore.  I continued to attend Stamp Camps at my friend’s house.  She was a Stampin’ Up! consultant.  As my kids got older, she let me help her prep for classes and I learned to love that part of it.  The cutting, the prepping, the organizing became my passion.  But then she decided to pursue another passion, sewing.  I wanted to sign up and become a demonstrator for Stampin’ Up! but I didn’t think I could do it by myself.  A year and a half ago, my BFF Lisa and I decided to join together and start up BFF Stampers.  I was so happy to host classes and get back to prepping for card kits.  But I still never got back into scrapbooking…until today.  A few of my customers have been asking about scrapbooking.  They want to scrapbook but they want to scrapbook together.  We want to be with friends and that’s mostly what makes it fun!

So I’m going to start a Scrap Class specific to scrapbooking.  Kind of like a stamp camp, but specific to memory keeping.  If you are interested in this type of class, let me know!  Tell me when is a good time to meet and I’ll go with the majority.  I think there’s about 5 of us interested right now.  And if you have friends that like to scrapbook, pass along the info.  The more the merrier!

After I got the Bug page done, the Easter page just fell together.  I guess I just needed to get my groove back.  I made a double layout for Easter with one page as a traditional page and one page as a pocket page.  I usually do the traditional 12 x 12.  What sizes and styles do you do?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I still need to print my pictures for these ones.  I made the eggs using the Balloon Adventures stamp set and the balloon bouquet punch.  I just trimmed off the bottom of the balloon and turned them upside down 🙂

Your BFF,

Jenn

Upcoming Events (Facebook Event Page):

April 24 – Paper Pumpkin open house – Bring your Paper Pumpkin!

April 29 – BJ’s Open Crop at her Studio

May 6th – Stamp Camp

 


Mojo Monday 493

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I hope everyone had a great Easter.  We sure did.  The kids and I went to church and enjoyed service and then came home to a ham baking, thanks to hubby.  My mom and Grandmother came over along with my brother and his crew.  He’s got 3 girls and 1 boy like I do so Alex has at least one boy to play with him. They pulled out the slip and slide and had a blast.  Then they all hunted for Easter eggs and ate candy all night.  By the time they fell asleep, they were exhausted!

I’m working on an Easter scrapbook page and since I haven’t scrapped in awhile, it’s not coming easily anymore!  So I decided to take a break and do this weeks Monday Mojo card.  I’m using Mint Macaron again in this card.  If you don’t already have this color, get it before it’s gone!  It’s on the retiring list while supplies last.

Here’s the Monday Mojo Sketch.  Click on the photo if you’d like to play along yourself on their blog.

Here’s my take on the sketch.

I used the Swirly Bird bundle on my card.  The stamp set and the thinlets are not retiring, however, the bundle of them being sold together is retiring so get it while you still can at 10% off!  I like how this stamp set has the splatter of dots also.  I had never noticed it before because I always use my absolute favorite, Gorgeous Grunge.  It is retiring and I’m so glad I own it.  I can not live without it!  Grab the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set before it’s gone.  You will not regret it.  The greeting is a sneak peek from a new stamp set called Ribbon of Courage coming out on June 1st.  It’s beautiful and has a few beautiful sayings in it.  I hope you liked my card.

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Your BFF,

Jenn

 


SUO Challenge #172

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I entered this challenge because the theme is Sympathy and Caring and I have been meaning to make a card for my Grandmother because last week my Grandpa passed away. He had been sick and it was expected but it still leaves a hole in us, doesn’t it?

My Grandmother is not big on attention or sympathy for herself so my card is more just a, I love you and I’m here for you all the time type card. I love her so much and I really miss my Grandpa already. I don’t share a lot of personal stuff so excuse me this time around.

I hope you get inspiration from my card. It’s using one of my favorite colors that is retiring this year and I’m kinda sad about it, Mint Macaron.

Here is a link to the retiring list.  It is *While Supplies Last* so don’t wait too long!  The new Catalog comes out on June 1st.

Thanks for stopping by,

Your BFF,

Jenn

 


Paper Pumpkin

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Hi Friends!

This is the last month of Sale-A-Bration!  So let’s talk about Paper Pumpkin!

Have you ever heard of Paper Pumpkin?  It’s a fun, creative, easy way to get your stamp on monthly.  Every month is a surprise in the mail.  It makes the perfect gift for the crafty friend in your life or keep it all to yourself.  Here is a short video to tell you more about it.

 

 

During Sale-A-Bration, if you purchase a 3 month subscription, you will earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

But even better than that, if you purchase a 12 month Paper Pumpkin Subscription you will:

1. Save $2 over the month to month cost
2. Earn 4 FREE sale-a-bration products of choice
3. Earn $20+ Host Dollars to spend on product of your choice

HURRY and Subscribe by March 10th to get our 4th Anniversary birthday kit in March.  AND the upcoming April Kit was designed by our very own CEO Sara Douglas!  The kit will be including a FREE gift inside every April box!  It’s always a surprise and we all love surprises right?

Use this link for our 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions – each include SAB perks if you subscribe by March 31!.

 

Skip to the fun part of crafting with Paper Pumpkin. Everything is precut and ready to go so that you can jump right in and start having fun.  You won’t only like Paper Pumpkin, you’ll LOVE it!

I’m having a Paper Pumpkin Party on March 20th from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Stop by at any time during those hours and create a Make-N-Take, snack on some fun treats and check out some of the past kits.  Then sign up in time for the April Kit with the FREE gift and still get Sale-A-Bration items!  It’s a WIN WIN!  Go to the Event page on Facebook for more details.

See you then,

Your BFF,

Jenn


Global Blog Hop #7: Sketch Challenge!

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Welcome to another month of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  This month we’ve got a sketch challenge!  Here’s the sketch:

Here’s what I made:

It’s my dad’s birthday today, so I had made this card for him using the sketch.  I really like the stamp set, Guy Greetings because it sums up my dad perfectly.  He was always working on a car or fixing things around the house.  Yes, he really did teach me, righty-tighty, lefty-loosey!  And I’ve since taught my kids!   The argyle print in the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack is the perfect addition to a masculine card, in my opinion.  Love you DAD!

What can you create using this sketch? Leave a comment, along with a link to your blog and I’ll come check it out!

Tomorrow is my monthly Stamp Camp.  RSVP on the Event page over on the BFF Stampers facebook page if you’d like to join us.  This is the last month to enter to win the April Stamp Camp for FREE!  Just bring a new friend and you and your friend will get an entry into the raffle!

Shop my Stampin’ Up! store HERE and don’t forget to use Hostess Code: 3AGXYPCB and you will receive a surprise in the mail from me!

Don’t forget!  SALE-A-BRATION is still in full swing!  Check out the brochure of all the FREE exclusive items you can only get with a $50 purchase!  They’ve even added some new stuff!

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, 2017!  You don’t want to miss out!

Hope to see you soon!!

Your BFF,

Jenn

Hit the Next button and check out what Angélique Stempelkeuken created with the sketch!  Or go back to Cary Buckham by clicking on the Previous Button.  Thanks for joining us!

Here’s a list of everyone participating in today’s blog hop in case you get lost.

1. Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2.Cary Buckham Www.2biggirlscrafting.blogspot.co.uk
3. Jenn Curtis Charles http://bffs.dehaine.com/2017/02/25/global-blog-hop-7/
4.Angélique Stempelkeuken www.stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
5. Christine Wrede www.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
6. Claire Napper www.cluxycrafts.blogspot.com
7. Georgia Missy Gaydos www.livnlovnstampnwithgg.blogspot.com
8. Lisa Hardie www.thestampingirl.com
9 Kimberley Anne Morris www.procrastistamper.blogspot.com
10.Marieke Bart www.mintymik.blogspot.nl

 

 


New Sale-A-Bration Items!!

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Just when I thought I’d gotten all the free stuff I wanted out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog, Stampin’ Up! comes out with another 3 items I have to get my hands on! Available only from February 21-March 31, hurry and get these before they sell out! Look at this glimmer paper! So beautiful!

And this reverse words stamp, perfect for the watercolor look without me messing everything up! Lol.

These medallions remind me of a stamp set I had back in the day. So many possibilities!

To get any of these items for FREE, email me your order or use hostess code: 3AGXYPCB

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Click contact  and sign-up for my newsletter if you haven’t yet. There will be a special offer in the newsletter on Thursday that you won’t want to miss!

Come like my page on FB: BFF Stampers and watch for fun things I’ll be making with the new products!

Your BFF,

Jenn

 


Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 6-Color Challenge!

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Hi and Welcome to the BFF Stampers blog. I’m so excited to be participating in our 6th Blog Hop.  All of these crafters are so talented and I’m blessed to be united with them.

Today on our blog hop we have a color challenge!  I hope you are inspired by the three colors we have chosen.  The colors are So Saffron, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi.  These colors are really beautiful together.

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When I do a color challenge, I like to get out all the cardstock and ink of the colors that I have.  I play around and stamp different images but the thing that is in right now is watercoloring!  I have to admit, I am absolutely no good at watercoloring.  I’ve tried all the different techniques and I just can’t get it right.  So for this card, I pulled out my trustworthy Watercolor Wash background stamp.  You can’t go wrong with a built in water color look.

Watercolor dragonflies

Doesn’t that black really make the colors pop?  I used my Aqua Painter and dampened the whole stamp first, then I squeezed a little ink onto the lid of the stamp pad and used my aqua painter to paint the layers onto the stamp.  Then stamped it onto watercolor paper.  And it’s watercolored.  And I liked it!  And yes, I’m pleasantly surprised!

I think these dragonflies might be my favorite set from the new catalog.  The background paper I used in the photo is called Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  It is a Sale-A-Bration product that you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase.  It’s 12 sheets of black and white scrapbook paper, perfect for coloring!  What is your favorite product from the new catalogs?

Stamp Camp feb 4

This Saturday, Feb. 4th I’m having the Occasions Kick Off Stamp Camp.  We will be making these cards plus a surprise Valentine Card and demoing some fun product.  We might even get to color some of that paper from above with the new Watercolor Pencils!  It starts at 6 p.m. at Sew Easy Studio here in Ramona.  Check out the Facebook Page at BFF Stampers and click on Events.  Don’t forget your adhesive and paper snips.

Thank you for joining me on the hop!  Next you will enjoy the creativity of Kimberley Anne Morris.

Happy Stamping,

Jenn

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Here’s a list of all the blogs participating in case you get lost 🙂

1. Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2. Hannah Jones www.hancraftedcards.com
3. Angélique Stempelkeuken www.stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
4.Kristie Neal Walthall www.Kwcrafts.wordpress.com
5. Christine Wrede www.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
6. Jenn Curtis Charles Www.bffstampers.com  <———–YOU ARE HERE
7. Kimberley Anne Morris www.procrastistamper.blogspot.com
8. Anja Reuss www.stempelitis.de
9. Marieke Bart www.MintyMik.blogspot.nl
10. Claire Napper www.cluxycrafts.blogspot.com

 


24-Hour Flash Online Extravaganza Sale!

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It’s finally started!  Get your Black Friday shopping done early with Stampin’ Up! Don’t forget that some products are only on sale TODAY so get them while they are still available!  You can add any of the other items to your order today except for the flash sale items for November 28th.  There’s bound to be at least one thing on your wish list that’s on sale this week!  The first item on my wish list is the Gift Bag Punch Board for easy to make gift bags for all occasions!  What are you going to get?

Use the Hostess Code WZPTNB4D at checkout and receive a gift from us!

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