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,


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
2.Cary Buckham
3. Jenn Curtis Charles
4.Angélique Stempelkeuken
5. Christine Wrede
6. Claire Napper
7. Georgia Missy Gaydos
8. Lisa Hardie
9 Kimberley Anne Morris
10.Marieke Bart



Paper Pumpkin ONE DAY DEAL!!

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paper pumpkin deal Hey Ladies – do you want to craft but don’t have time, supplies or ideas. Well Paper Pumpkin is for you! Each month you will get everything you need (stamp set, ink, paper, adhesive, embellishments and instructions) to make something cool. It might be a set of cards or a 3D project – but each month it’s an orange box of creative surprises! And you can try it today for only $5!! Yep! For TODAY ONLY you can get a Paper Pumpkin for just $5!

Use promo code “ONEDAYDEAL” at and get your first kit. Today Only! No shipping cost. No contracts.  Be sure to select one of us as your demonstrator.  Jenn Charles or Lisa Dehaine, Ramona, CA 92065

We are having an open day at Jenn’s house on Tuesday, June 28th from 10a.m – 2 p.m.  Bring your June Paper Pumpkin Kit to work on with us and get an extra surprise from us!

We love the Paper Pumpkin kits we receive each month in the mail. Here’s a sneak peek of this month’s kit. You don’t want to miss out on this goodness!

june sneak peek

Looks fun and I can’t wait!

Happy Stamping,

Your BFF’s,

Jenn and Lisa


New Challenge Cards! Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight

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Pals Paper Arts & Mojo Monday Combine in a beautiful card using Stampin Up! products!

Jenn and I both completed the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge #PPA297.  The colors were Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, and Daffodil Delight.  My card also used the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #MOJO444.  Jenn and I have such different styles.  As we do more of these challenges you will see that!

Lisa's Card - #PPA297 #MOJO444

Lisa’s Card – #PPA297 #MOJO444

Jenn's Card - #PPA297

Jenn’s Card – #PPA297

Here are the Stampin Up! Supplies that we used on our cards!

Happy Stampin!

Your BFFs,

Lisa & Jenn


Paper Pumpkin April 2016

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Hi! Hopefully you’ve received your paper pumpkin for this month! I absolutely love it. And this month Stampin’ Up sent us a full size extra stamp set as a celebration for Paper Pumpkin’s 3rd Birthday and last month they sent out their 1 millionth kit! Isn’t that amazing!?

If you don’t know much about Paper Pumpkin then let me tell you what it is. Each month a fully designed project kit arrives at your door with stamps, ink and paper – everything cut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun. You can purchase one month for $19.95 or a monthly subscription and can even skip a month and re-start again! In the past, some kits have come with up to 8 -12 cards to make including envelopes. And my favorite part of all is that you slowly start building up your ink and stamp sets. We offer a folder to keep the stamp sets in and organized with a 6 month subscription. So, if you’d like to know more about Paper Pumpkin and how you can get it sent directly to your door with everything you need then let us know! You can contact us through this link. I’d love for you to be a part of the fun. I’ll be posting some alternative ideas for this month’s kit and I have a surprise, so come back Friday for that post! Until then, happy stamping!

And here are some ideas on what to create with your new stamp set!


Pretty Petals & Butterflies for the Pals Paper Challenge

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I’m new to the challenge arena.  This is only my 3rd challenge, but it was fun and fast!  I surprised myself.  It only took me 20 minutes to create this card.  The inspiration is from Susan Itell at Pals Paper Arts.  I used Stampin Up! Pretty Petals 6×6 paper stack with the Bold Butterflies Framelits.  I think it turned out really cute!  Maybe I’ll use it for a Stamp Camp!


Pretty Petals Paper with Bold Butterflies framelits.

Pretty Petals Paper with Bold Butterflies framelits.


Thank you Card Stampin Up Contest

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I recently watched Kylie Bertucci on Periscope and she’s so fun and full of energy! She told me (everyone) that she is having a contest to be highlighted on her blog and the top 5 will get to be in an International BLOG HOP!!! I’ve been wanting to get into a blog hop but thought, how could that be possible….we are BRAND NEW and not many people know us. And now this awesome opportunity has come up! So excited!

The contest was for a thank you card using current Stampin Up products. I made this beautiful card for a customer who recently had a party for us. She had 14 people at her party and 4 people signed up for the deal that we are having right now for a 3-month paper pumpkin subscription!!! She is trying to make her own paper pumpkin group which is fun and exciting for us! Here is the card I made for her:

thank you card

If you’d like to join the contest, go to Kylie Bertucci’s blog and enter your gorgeous creation! Today is the last day to enter.

Good luck!
Your BFF’s,
Jenn and Lisa

Pizza Box project

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On Saturday we had a Stamp Camp and it was so much fun! I love when all of our friends can get together and create. We had a couple first timers this time and it’s exciting to see their reactions to what they can make. We made a cute little pizza box that holds 4 notecards and envelopes.

So I promised on Periscope to share the dimensions of the box. It’s a 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ box. Perfect to fit 3×3 notecards inside to give away or keep for yourself.



The crumb cake piece starts as a 5 1/2 x 10″ piece.

I’ve scored it longwise at 1″ and 4 1/2″.


Then I flipped it and scored it at 1″, 4 1/2″, 5 1/2″ and 9″.

box measurements

Then cut the lines as in the diagram.

box cuts

I punched a half circle out for a finger spot to open the box easier.

box punch

I used tear and tape to hold the box together. I put the tape on so the tabs would be on the inside of the box and not showing. Also, you want to make sure your lid has the half circle cut out.

box taped

Here’s everything from Stamp Camp. Feel free to CASE!


We will be on Periscope later today so keep an eye out for us and don’t forget to like us and follow us everywhere for a chance to win these birthday tags!

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Your BFF’s,
Jenn and Lisa

We Are Bringing Birthdays Back!

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Hi BFFs,

Bringing birthdays back? Yes, we are! Well what exactly does that mean you ask?  #imbringingbirthdaysback is a new movement that originated with Shannon West a Stampin Up! Training Manager.  It’s simply a movement to bring back hand written notes and cards being sent and received via mail!  No, not email, Facebook, or text message; good, old fashioned mail.  You know that box you go to and usually just take out envelopes that contain bills, advertisements for credit cards and other miscellaneous junk mail – it’s called a mail box!  In the “olden days” that mailbox used to be filled with handwritten notes, birthday cards, invitations, Christmas cards and beautiful cards that could bring a little brightness to your day.  Well Jenn and I thought this was such a great idea that we wanted to be part of the movement!

We are so excited that Jenn has been making birthday cards every day!  We would love to send YOU a card! Email us your name, address and birthday and we WILL send you a birthday card on your special day! You can email us at

Here is a great “guy card” that Jenn made yesterday!  You know ladies, boys have birthdays too!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Your BFFs

Jenn & Lisa

Made with SU Guy Greetings

Made with SU Guy Greetings













If you want to make this card here is a list of the Stampin Up! items you will need!


Mojo Monday 430 – Have a Cuppa

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Back again to showcase another wonderful new stamp set from the Occasions Catalog today.  I have to admit that when I saw this set, it was definitely not one I thought I would like at all because I am not a tea person…I’m a coffee person.  But the more I worked with this set, the more I loved it!  There are actually a lot of tea drinkers in my circle of people that I could give cards too.  I wouldn’t be making cards for myself anyway!  I’m so selfish like that…lol.

So I used this set to make my Mojo Monday card yesterday.

Mojo Monday A Nice Cuppa

Anyway, here it is, A Nice Cuppa stamp set and the coordinating products.

Here’s a couple more fun samples:
tea bag holder tea set grunge

I hope you have as much fun as I’ve been having with them!

Jenn and Lisa