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

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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 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.

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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?

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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

 


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 #3 – Festive Projects

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Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  Our theme for this Hop is Festive Projects!

I absolutely love the cherry cobbler and garden green mix in the This Christmas Specialty designer series paper from the annual catalog.  There’s something about the vanilla that just gives the Christmas feel a little charm and a more rustic look. And the best part about it, is that it has 24 sheets instead of the regular 12 so that you can make twice as many cards!  It’s perfect for all those Christmas cards for your friends and family.  Here’s one that we did at a recent Stamp Camp. I think it looks so vintage.

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For our festive theme for this month’s blog hop, I decided to make a box of tags using that same dsp (designer series paper). I found the adorable box idea on Kathleen’s blog at My Happy Stamping Place. She has a YouTube video and all the measurements are on her blog. Her explanation is so easy to follow.

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I used the stamp set Tin of Tags throughout the whole project.  I love this stamp set.  I did buy the Tin of Tags kit, but this Tin of Tags stamp set is definitely one I would have bought on its own.  It is perfect for all the tiny Christmas wishes that need to be said. I love the way the box opens up!

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I made 12 tags, 4 each of 3 colors that fit perfectly inside.  The measurements for the cards are 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and then fold in half at 2 3/4″.  The dsp is 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″.  The circles I used were a 1 3/4″ and the circle mat is 2″.

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Here’s a closer picture of the tags.  I love them!

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The box is big enough inside to put a gift card and some candy too!  I think it would be a perfect gift box to dress up an otherwise simple gift.

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I have two of these boxes made and we will be giving one away as our door prize this Saturday night, November 5th, at our stamp camp!  Go to our BFF Stampers facebook event page and come join us on Saturday.  RSVP so I know to bring you a kit.  The cost is $20 to make these cards:

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Hop on to see what the rest of our team did this month for their festive projects!  Come back soon!

  1. Anja Reuss
  2. Kristie Neal Walthall
  3. Jenn Charles <—–YOU are here
  4. Kimberley Anne Morris
  5. Christine Wrede
  6. Hannah Jones
  7. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  8. Sarah Mcdermott

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Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop #2

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Well now that World Card Making Day is over, BFF Stampers is joining the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  Today’s Hop is a Color Challenge featuring 5 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colors.

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Aren’t these a wonderful mix of colors?  We could also use Very Vanilla, Whisper White and Basic Black as our neutrals.

A color challenge is great for Lisa because she has a difficult time mixing colors.  She chose to create a traditional scrapbook page layout for today’s Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop.  Using all of the colors, except Cajun Craze, she created a beautiful “Love” page.  She utilized the Stampin’ Up! card stock to show case the colors Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Real Red and Early Espresso.  By adding a little splash of ink in the background with the  Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, it added just a bit of texture.

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Lisa’s Love Page

 

At least 3 of these colors reminded me of fall so I went ahead and made up some Thanksgiving themed items for our dinner table.  The first item was made using the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes.  They are so tiny and so cute!  I thought they would make a great place card/favor box for a Thanksgiving dinner.  I put trail mix in it but you could put candy corn or reese’s pieces or anything really.  The band just slides off the box so you can get into your goodies and then close it back up again.

I decorated it using the Vintage Leaves Stamp Set and Leaflets Framelits Dies.  I left the Delightful Dijon leaf without a stamped image so I could write my name for the place card.  The tiny open leaf is from the Flourishing Thinlits.

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I love the little copper pinecone.  Just a great addition to the leaves.

Then I made a utensil holder using the Mini Treat Bag thinlit die.  I wrapped it with a piece of embossed Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I embossed it with the Woodland embossing folder and then sponged it with Early Espresso to really pop out those tree trunks.  The greeting is from a stamp set for the Holiday Catalog called Paisleys & Posies.

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I did not have a punch or die that fit my greeting and fit nicely onto my utensil holder so I used a trick I learned to use your labels and get them to fit.  If you trim your paper to fit into the die exactly, you can put one side under and cut only that one side.  Then take out the paper and do the opposite side.  It’s a little confusing but hopefully the pictures will help.  I love this technique and use it often now.

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I looped some copper wire behind the sentiment.  Here’s a picture of how we do it.  I’m glad I learned it this way because before, it was just a tangled mess and I didn’t like the look.

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I hope you enjoyed this project and can get some use out of it.  Those clear tiny treat boxes really are uber adorable!  They are in the annual catalog.  What a nice matching set for the dinner table.  We always eat at my sister in law’s house so maybe I’ll surprise her this year 🙂

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Happy Stamping,

Jenn

 

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Thank you for stopping by.  You can click the Previous Button and go back to Miriam’s Blog or Hit the Next button and go over to see what Kimberley Anne Morris has created!

Here is a complete list of all our Global Stamping Friends!

1. Miriam Biegun Permut
2. Jenn Charles
3. Kimberley Anne Morris
4 Christine Wrede
5. Marieke Bart
6. Cary Buckham
7. Anja Reuss
8. Kristie Neal Walthall
9. Angélique Stempelkeuken
10. Carole Anne Currie Patterson
11. Sarah McDermott 

 


Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop

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Hi friends and welcome to the very first Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop. The new Holiday Catalog went live yesterday and we are so excited that you can now order all the fun stuff for yourself that you’ve seen us playing with this month!!

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The focus on this month’s blog hop is a twist on a holiday item from the new catalog. And one of the stamps sets from the new catalog is ‘Cookie-Cutter Christmas’.  We chose this set to work with because it’s so cute and you can do so many things with the characters. My twisted take on this is using the teddy bear for a baby card.

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Isn’t it extra fun as a shaker card?  The bonus with this set is that you can buy it as a bundle with a punch!  That makes it so much easier to get all those cards made for any occasion you can think of.  Challenge yourself to make something non-holiday and link it below in the comments.  I’d love to see what you come up with using this set.

Thanks for joining us today. If you started with me then you can hit the previous button and go back to Kristie Neal Walthall or go to the next blog and see Marieke Bart.  Happy Hopping!

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Have you trPP_BOGO_Facebook_USied Paper Pumpkin? Right now is a great time to get in on the fun! Buy your first month and get your second month FREE.  Go to PaperPumpkin.com to sign up and don’t forget to add Lisa Dehaine or Jenn Charles as your demonstrator!