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

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Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 10 – Hello New Friends!

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Hello and Welcome back to another Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  This hop is extra special because it’s introducing the new Stampin’ Up! ANNUAL CATALOG!!!  As a demonstrator, I was able to pre-order certain items to showcase to you guys when the catalog launched and I have some very exciting stuff to share!

My absolute favorite item from the new catalog is the Wood Textures Suite.  There are so many fun elements to this suite!

 

A fellow demonstrator and friend Dawn and I are hosting a Bingo Catalog Launch on Sunday and I’ve made 32 of these crates from the Wood Crate Framelit Dies for placeholders.  I think our friends will love them!  What do you think?

I love the distressed look in the solid stamped images in this set.

Here’s a look at the variety of wood papers in the 6×6 Wood Textures Designer Series Pack.

 

Here is a card I’ve made using the new In-Color Berry Burst and the flowers from the Wood Words set.  This is my favorite new In-Color.  This card is also using a new stamp set called Ribbon of Courage.  The sentiments in it are lovely and it has the ribbon of support in it.  Patty Bennett got to design it for being a Million Dollar Achiever.  What stamp set would you design if you got the chance?

Here’s a video all about the Wood Textures Suite from Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for joining me today and if you are not attending the Bingo and would like your catalog, contact me today!!!  Shop here and use the Hostess Code HACEUT2H during the month of June to receive a free gift in the mail from me!

Next Up on the Blog Hop is Angelique Nederpel.

 

Your BFF,

Jenn

 


Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 9

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Welcome to another month of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  This blog hop is titled Sorry You’re Leaving.  We are picking our favorite items that are retiring from the last catalog to make room for brand new items in the new catalog coming out June 1st.  Thank you for joining us.  Make sure you hop around to all the blogs to see projects made with these “have to have” items before they sell out!

First on my list of favorite retiring items is Gorgeous Grunge.  I have used this stamp set in so many projects.  It is a great background stamp to break up white space.  It always adds just what I need to a project.  Here I have it paired with another of my favorite retiring items Petite Petals.  Petite Petals is one of my favorites because it has a punch!  It’s quick and easy and makes such a great addition to any card.  And the punch is on sale!

    

I used Gorgeous Grunge to make the strip of pattern paper on the card and the splash behind it.  I’ve also used the Crumb Cake Note Cards and Envelopes. They are a great neutral to pair up with almost any other color. I use them a lot to make card sets as gifts for teachers and gift card holders.  The crumb cake note cards are retiring but we will still be carrying White Note Cards and Vanilla Note Cards.

Next on my list is the Made with Love stamp set, Something for Baby stamp set and coordinating framelits.  I’ve used these on so many children’s cards, baby cards, baby shower cards, invitations and gifts.  This is definitely a keeper!

    

I made this cute card set with thank you cards because what new mother doesn’t need thank you cards?!

 

  

Did you notice that I also used Gorgeous Grunge on these cards.  I LOVE Gorgeous Grunge!  Anyway, the last project I made uses two retiring items.  The Decorative label punch and the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set.

The watercolor swish in the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set is a go-to for so many things!  I’ve used it here as the sky.  It’s subtle but  beautiful!  Can you see where I’ve used the Decorative Label Punch?  At the bottom to make the “legs” of my folding screen.  The trees are from the Sheltering Tree and it’s NOT retiring yet!

Thank you for hopping along with me today.  Thankfully I’m not crying too hard over here because I already own all of these favorites.  The retiring list is while supplies last so don’t miss out!  I am offering a free gift to anyone who orders using the hostess code: 4Z3AYGQ during the month of May.  Next up is Ilse from the Netherlands with her wonderful projects! Click NEXT to get to her or scroll further for a full lineup of everyone participating.

Your BFF,

Jenn

1. Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2. Courtenay Heuston www.bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au
3. Georgia Missy Gaydos www.livinlovinstampinwithgg.blogspot.com
4. Kimberley Anne Morris www.procrastistamper.blogspot.com
5. Angélique Stempelkeuken http://stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
6. Lisa Ann Bernard www.queenbcreations.net
7. Rachel Macleod http://onthewingsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk
8. Anita Wifladt www.letsgetstampin.wordpress.com
9. Erica Jones www.fortheheartofstamping.blogspot.com
10. Jenn Curtis Charles www.bffstampers.com <——-YOU ARE HERE
11. Ilse van Vliet www.ilsevvliet.nl
12. Carole Anne Currie Patterson www.Fabric-Paper-Scissors.com
13. Marieke Bart www.mintymik.blogspot.com
14. Petra Wenninger www.frauwolkenblau.de

 

Upcoming Events (RSVP on FB; BFF Stampers):

May 6 – Stamp Camp

May 16 – Open Crop

May 26 – Teacher Appreciation Gift Day

June 4 – Catalog Launch BINGO!!! (Info Coming SOON)

 

Introducing our New Eastern Palace coming out in the new catalog but available as bundles to you now!  Click on the bundle links below to check out the two exclusive bundles.

 

 


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