Global Stamping Friends – One Year Anniversary Blog Hop

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Hi BFF’s!!

Can you believe that we have all been hopping together on the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop for one whole year already!  It doesn’t seem that long.  I’m starting to realize that the older I get, the faster time goes.  It’s slipping by.  I’ve been feeling kind of sentimental lately.  However, today is a day of celebration!  A celebration of friendships made over the course of a year because of a common passion of papercrafting.

Stampin’ Up!’s statement of the heart is ‘To Love what we do and Share what we love as we help other Enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…In this we make a difference’.

I believe we have done this globally by sharing this blog hop together.  I’ve made friends from all over the world!  I would have never done that if I hadn’t started stamping with this company.

So my card is a friendship card.  I want to say THANK YOU to all my new friends I’ve made over the last year and to all my customers who encourage me everyday to keep sharing what I love.

I’ve used the Coffee Cafe stamp set because I love the friendship sentiment in it.  And if you know me, you know I absolutely LOVE coffee!  Everyone loves their coffee made differently, from straight black (that’s me!) to barely brown at all because it’s so flavored up.  I believe all of us are like coffee, completely different in our styles or flavors of crafting but with the same base, Stampin’ Up!  

I used the glossy white cardstock to watercolor my frappacino.  This was my first time using it and I was pleasantly surprised at how fast it dried.  I love the look it gave my ‘plastic’ cup.  It’s hard to see in the photo.

Thank you for hopping along with me today.  Click the NEXT button to visit the creative Rachel.

Your BFF,
Jenn

Here’s a list of everyone hopping today:

  1. Sharleen Luciano
  2. 2. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
  3. Amanda Bates
  4. 4. Donna Gray
  5. Anastasia Radloff
  6. Georgia Missy Gaydos
  7. 7. Jan Musselman
  8. Marieke Bart
  9. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  10. Stephanie Nash
  11. 11. Ellen Woodbridge
  12. 12. Lisa Ann Bernard
  13. Karie Beglau
  14. Vicky Wright
  15. 15. Tricia Butts
  16. Anita Wifladt
  17. Jenn Curtis Charles
  18. Rachel MacLeod
  19. Christina Walker
  20. Kimberley Anne Morris
  21. Sarah McDermott

Check out the Clearance Rack with new items added that are discounted up to 60%!
Use Hostess Code: 9JSQZRFJ  and receive a free gift from me in the mail.

Upcoming Events (go to FB to RSVP on the event page at BFF Stampers):

August 27th – Daisy Delight Product Class
(RSVP for the Daisy Class with Pre-payment by August 20th)
Sept 2 – Stamp Camp
Sept 12 – Christmas Stamp-A-Stack
Sept 15 – Christmas Stamp-A-Stack
Sept 24 – Painted Harvest Product Class


Global Stamping Friends – Bloghop 12 – Kids Cards

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Welcome to another Blog Hop with the Global Stamping Friends, where Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the world come together to post ideas on a monthly theme.  This month the theme is Kids Cards.  I always need kids cards.  I have 4 kids of my own and they are always coming to me last minute asking for a birthday card for a friend.  I have teenagers that always want something “cool” and then I have grade school kids that want something fun.  Today I have made a card using the stamp set No Bones About It because this dinosaur set screams “Kid” to me!

I used a new In-Color Lemon Lime Twist and love it with the Marina Mist and Smoky Slate.

Thanks for hopping by my blog.

Use the Next Arrow to see the fun creation Christine has for you.

Christine Wrede

If you get lost, here’s a list of everyone participating in this month’s hop!

  1. Sarah McDermott
    2.Lisa Hardie
    3.Kristie Neal Walthall
    4. Courtenay Heuston
    5.Rebecca Urban
    6.Rachel Macleod
    7.Georgia Missy Gaydos
    8. Jenn Curtis Charles  YOU ARE HERE!
    9 Christine Wrede
    10. Lisa Ann Bernard
    11.Angélique Stempelkeuken
    12.Sharon Dalton
    13.Lou Kitzelman
    14 Kimberley Anne Morris
    15. Vicky Wright
    16. Anastasia Radloff
    17. Susan Vilar
    18. Christina Walker
    19. Ellen Woodbridge
    20. Amanda Bates                                                                                                                                        21. Cary Buckham                                                                                                                                       22. Sharleen Luciano
    23. Jan Musselman
    24.Anita Wifladt
    25. Karie Beglau
    26. Marieke Bart
    27. Donna Gray
    28. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
    29. Erica Jones

Upcoming Events (Contact me to RSVP or go to my FB Event Page):

August 5 – Stamp Camp – Back to Basics – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

August 11 – Stamp-A-Stack – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

August 15 – Stamp-A-Stack – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

August 27 – Daisy Delight Bundle Product Based Class – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Global Friends Bloghop – Holidays with a Twist

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Hi BFF’s!  Welcome to this month’s Global Friends Bloghop where demonstrators from around the world all participate in a theme and give you ideas to use with all those wonderful stamp sets you buy.

We’ve been very busy this summer. We haven’t even had time to go to the beach yet. The summer is flying by. The only good part about that is that Christmas is closer. Today’s hop is using a stamp set that is not necessarily for holidays and making it a holiday card. I used two sets to do just that.

This little tree reminded me of the Christmas tree from Charlie Brown.  I’ve used the branch from the new set Colorful Seasons and the grass and ornament from the stamp set, High Tide.  The good thing about photopolymer stamps is that you can bend them when you put them on the clear block.  That’s how I got the tree to curve under the weight of the ornament.  The sentiment is from the winter set called Flurry of Wishes.

I did have to do another card for my son.  Since I had bought the Coffee Cafe’ set, my son has seen a poop in the whipped cream.  He’s 5 and since we are not very mature around here, I thought I’d make a card for him using it.  The sentiment is not Stampin’ Up! but I’ve used it for years at my Christmas parties for favors and gifts.

Click Next to go on check out Lou Kitzelman’s Twist on the Holiday.  There’s a list of people below if you’ve missed any.  Thanks for hopping by!

Your BFF,

Jenn

Blog hop participants

1. Sarah McDermott 
2.
Kristie Neal Walthall 
3.
Rebecca Urban
4.
Courtenay Heuston

5. Lisa Ann Bernard
6.
Georgia Missy Gaydos
7.
Jenn Curtis Charles
8. 
Lou Kitzelman 

9. Sharon Dalton
10.
Kimberley Anne Morris
11. 
Angélique Stempelkeuken
12.
Amber Thompson
13.
Marieke Bart
14.
Ellen Woodbridge

Christmas in July for new demonstrators!

Do you have a wish list a mile long?  During the month of  July, you can purchase the Starter Pack for the fun and benefits, AND get the Carols of Christmas stamp set AND an Essentials Gift Pack of Tools for FREE (an extra $72 value)!

  • 144804 – Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

Essentials Gift Pack:

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Recruits may not exchange their Essential Gift Pack items for other products, including stamp sets.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

Bonus Days are Back!  For every $50 you spend in July, you get back $5 to spend in August!  Shop now!

 

 


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

 


Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop

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I’m excited that it’s time once again for the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  It runs the first Friday of the month and the projects that you see are from Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all around the globe using a common theme.

This month our theme is: OUR FAVORITE BUNDLE!

I had such a hard time choosing this time around because I have a few favorites right now.  But the one that is most fun to use currently is the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle.  This dragonfly set makes the most beautiful cards and there are so many different ways you can stamp the dragonfly or cut the dies.  Here are a few examples of cards I’ve made using this set:

Tomorrow I am attending OnStage Local here in San Diego and demonstrators from all over are getting sneak peeks of the new Annual Catalog that comes out in June.  I’m so excited to see the new bundles that will be available.  They’ve already given us some peeks at new In-Colors 2017-2019.  Hint: They are in the OnStage letters! SShhhh…

So pretty!  And one suite called Eastern Palace.  Amazing things done with that bundle already!

Don’t forget to sign up for Paper Pumpkin before April 10th to receive the FREE gift Sara has included in this anniversary box!  Sara designed it herself and you won’t want to miss out on all the goodness. Click on the photo below to sign up!  “Bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” is how Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass described the kit she designed for the April Paper Pumpkin.

I hope you get some inspiration from these dragonflies.  Up next is the amazing Marieke Bart with her favorite bundle.  If you need to go back, click previous to see Angélique Stempelkeuken.  Thanks for hopping with us!

Your BFF,

Jenn

Marieke Bart

Angélique Stempelkeuken

Here’s a list of everyone participating today:

1. Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2. Courtenay Heuston www.bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au
3. Anja Reuss www.stempelitis.de
4. Lisa Hardie www.thestampingirl.com
5. Georgia Missy Gaydos www.Livinlovinstampinwithgg.blogspot.com
6. Kimberley Anne Morris http://procrastistamper.blogspot.com
7.Hannah Jones www.hancraftedcards.com
8. Christine Wrede WWW.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
9. Erica Jones http://fortheheartofstamping.blogspot.ca/
10. Angélique Stempelkeuken http://stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
11. Jenn Curtis Charles www.bffStampers.com  <<<<< YOU ARE HERE
12. Marieke Bart www.mintymik.blogspot.com

Upcoming events and classes (Register on my Facebook Page under events):

April 8 – Demonstrators Only: ONSTAGE Local

April 11 – OnStage Sneak Peek Stamp Camp

April 24 – Paper Pumpkin Open House (bring your Paper pumpkin and let’s play)

April 29 – Open Crop Day at Sew Easy Studio

 


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

 

 


Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop/Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration

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Hi BFF’s!!! I’m so happy to get back into a schedule after all the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year’s. I pray that all of you and your families had a safe and happy New Year and that you all got the love you wanted for Christmas 🙂

So Phew! We’re back and do we have some exciting news for you! Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration is available to look at and buy from! Squeal! And we hope you will love it as much as we do.  There’s beautiful Valentine’s Day stuff and surly Manly stuff.  Dragonflies, Hot Air Balloons and Succulents!  Ice cream, Circus and Heros! Such a variety! The blog hop today is showcasing some of the items from the new catalog, so here goes!

My absolute favorite is the balloon pop up dies. I just used them to make invitations for a birthday party!  They were so fun and and easy way to add something spectacular.

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Here is the video straight from Stampin’ Up! showing you exactly how to use the dies.

There are so many fabulous stamps, designer series paper and adorable little embellishments, that you will not have a problem finding $50 worth of stuff to buy.  And for every $50 you spend in product, you receive something free from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!  You can not buy the product from the SAB, you’ve got to earn it!  So come check out the catalog and let me know what’s on your wish list!  If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, then I’d love to send you a catalog.  Just contact me and let me know!

Here’s a few more cards using new items.

This baby card is made with a sentiment from the Stamp Set, All Things Thanks.

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And this card is made from a stamp set called Window Shopping, but the stamp set is not the best part!  The best part is the Window Box Thinlet Die that you can buy to go with it!  I’ll add the video below.

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We went to a meeting with our team and got some adorable cards using their pre-orders also.

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How to earn free stamps:

  1. Shop!!!  Buy online or buy in person:  For every $50 you spend on product out of ANY catalog or online in the clearance, you will receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration item of your choice from the brochure.
  2. Join Stampin’ Up!! : Become a Happy Shopper!  It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 USD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  Once you join, you can shop for 20% off!  And that’s what we call Happy Shoppers! 🙂

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Thank you for joining us on this blog hop!  I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the new product available with Stampin’ Up!  For more great ideas with the new Occasions Catalog, check out our Pinterest page where we pin some of our stuff and lots of other people’s awesome stuff!

Next up is Marieke with some awesome creations or you can go back by checking out Kristie and her fabulous crafts!  See you next time!

Your BFF’s,

Jenn and Lisa

 

 


Global Stamping Friends – Blog Hop #4 – All Wrapped Up!

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Hi BFFs!

Glad you could join us for the 4th Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  This month our theme is “All Wrapped Up!”

It was so fun coming up with different ways to wrap various gifts for Christmas!

The first thing I made was a peek-a-boo box using Stampin’ Up’s! White Gift Boxes. Stampin’ Up! provides easy to alter gift packaging. The boxes are 3″ x 3″, so a pretty good size. I made a couple things with the boxes and also used the Petite Cafe Gift Bags for the cute paper bag. Fun fact: the Petite Cafe gift bags are poly-lined, which means you can put food inside and nothing will show on the outside of your bag. They are great for those cookie or fudge gifts!

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On this white gift box, I made a bow using the patterned paper. I absolutely love these little mugs using the envelope punch board. Such a unique way to wrap up candy or give a gift card.

And speaking of gift cards, no Christmas would be complete without a Santa gift card holder.

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Last but not least, I made a cute sour cream container using the Petals & Paisleys specialty designer series paper. This Star of Light stamp set and thinlets are definitely my favorite item of the season.

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I hope you enjoyed our projects and hopefully found some ideas to spruce up your gift wrapping this year.


Take a look at what our Global Friends have created!

  1. Kimberley Ann Morris
  2. Kristie Neal Walthall
  3. Christine Wrede
  4. Marieke Bart
  5. Sarah Mcdermott
  6. Lisa Dehaine & Jenn Charles

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Your BFF’s,

Jenn & Lisa


Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout Starts NOW!!

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Oh boy! Oh boy!  There are some great deals to be had!  Below are links the to Stampin’ Up! products that are retiring.  Some have been discounted, others have not.  However, today through January 3, 2017 is your last chance to get them!

Who should shop? Husbands who want some awesome Stocking Stuffers for their crafty Wife!  Children who want to give Mom the BEST Christmas gift ever! Mother-in-Laws who just can’t seem to figure their Daughter-in-Laws out (or vice versa)! Moms that just want to stock up on some GREAT deals!

ANYONE AND EVERYONE SHOULD BE SHOPPING THIS SALE!

Make sure to check the list for all those stamping bundles that you’ve wanted, but have been waiting to buy.  This is your last chance to get them!  Don’t miss out!

The list is long.  Take your time!  If there isn’t a discounted price listed, then it’s not discounted – however it is retiring!