TGIF Challenge – Scrapbooking!

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Happy Fri-YAY!

Click the pic to join the challenge!

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

 


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