Stampin’ Up!’s 30 Year Anniversary

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As you may have guessed, Stampin’ Up! is celebrating it’s 30th year of being in business. In fact, this week, demonstrators from around the world are all gathering together in Florida to celebrate!  It’s all because one woman never gave up on her dreams.  Her name is Shelli Gardner and she’s the co-founder of Stampin’ Up!  This company started in her home!  Because of her love of papercrafting, I get to make money, set my own hours and do what I love to do which is watch others enjoy it too.

Kylie’s challenge this month was to make a thank you card for Shelli telling her how much we appreciate her ambition and faith in starting this company.  I have so many friends I never would have met if it wasn’t for Stampin’ Up!  So here’s my card I’ll be sending out to Shelli.

I got a little out of my comfort zone on this card.  It has a lot of texture and “mess” as I would call it, but I kept thinking WWSD?  What would Shelli Do!?  She loves texture and she believes, more is better.  Once I got started I couldn’t stop!  I used the stamp set, All Things Thanks because as soon as I decided to make this card the phrase, Thanks for that thing you did was running through my mind.  It’s a perfect sentiment for what I want to tell Shelli.

Tip: You can color Rhinestones with Sharpie markers to make whatever color you need.

If you’d like to check out cards that other demonstrators made for Shelli then follow this link to Kylie’s blog.

The idea for this card came from Mojo Monday Sketches.  You can click on the photo below to play along.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you were inspired to send a thank you card today to someone that has made a difference in your life.

Your BFF,
Jenn

Here’s a list of everything I used on today’s card.

 


Global Stamping Friends – Color Feature

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Hi and Welcome back to another month of awesome projects made by demonstrators from around the world. You are visiting me, Jenn Charles at BFF Stampers.  This month we thought we’d challenge ourselves with a color feature.  I really liked this idea and will be featuring a color monthly.  This month for the Global Stamping Friends hop we decided on the color Call Me Clover.  I’ve fallen in love with this color while using it these past couple days.  It is a beautiful bright green. We were allowed to also use black & white in our designs.

For both of my cards I used the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.  I love the bold prints on the back but it also has some black and white designs on the opposite side.  And I love the 1/8″ size of the ribbon.  It’s my favorite size as you will also see in the next card. There is a list of all the products I used in these two cards down below.

In this card I used the 1/8″ Whisper White ribbon.  I told you I loved that size ribbon.  The pop of Call Me Clover adds so much to this card.  This stamp and die cuts are from the Stitched All Around Bundle.

I hope you found some inspiration to try this bold In-Color.  Next up in the blog is Amanda Farlinger.  Click on the arrow below to go to her blog.  Scroll to the bottom on the page if you’d like to see a list of everyone in the hop.

Thanks for stopping by,
Your BFF,
Jenn

 

Blog Hop Roll Call

  1. Amber Thompson
  2. Tricia Butts
  3. Anastasia Radloff
  4. Karie Beglau
  5. Susan Simpson
  6. Anja Reuss
  7. Kimberley Morris
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard
  9. Libby Dyson
  10. Marieke Bart
  11. Jan Musselman
  12. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  13. Jenn Curtis Charles
  14. Amanda Farlinger
  15. Narelle Fasulo

UPCOMING CLASSES (RSVP on FB at BFF Stampers):
September:
8th – Stamp Camp (RSVP by 7th)
16th – Abstract Impressions Product Class (RSVP by 9th)
17th – Team BFF Meeting (RSVP by 15th)
21st – Timeless Tidings Christmas Kit Class (RSVP by 14th)

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Stamp N’ Hop Favorite New Designer Series Paper

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Hi Friends!  Welcome to another round of the Stamp ‘N Hop Blog Hop.  You are visiting me, Jenn Charles @ BFF Stampers.  Next up is Mo Rootes.  This month’s theme is favorite designer series paper and I know the one I chose is going to be popular!

I’ve chosen the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  It has beautiful pearl accents throughout the pack and you get 24 sheets of thick double sided paper.  The project I’ve made is a box with a couple cards all made with one sheet of DSP.

Here are the dimensions to make the box:

DSP – 11 1/2″ x 8″

Score along the long side at – 3/4″, 5 3/8″, 6 1/8″ and 10 3/4″

Score along the short side at – 3/4″ and 7 1/4″

You will have a 4″ x 12″ strip of DSP left over.  Cut it to make 2 4″ x 5 1/2″ pieces for the card fronts.

Thank you for hopping by to check out my project today.

Next up is Mo Rootes.  I know she will have a fabulous project for you.  If you want to skip ahead, a list of all the participants is below.

Mikaela Titheridge
Tracy Marie Lewis
Cheryl Taylor
Jacqui Jacjac Lawrence
Susan Simpson
Anastasia Radloff
Kaylee van Es
Jenn Charles  <——— YOU ARE HERE
Mo Rootes
Danielle Kassing
Jo Blackman
Karen Pearmain
Vicky Wright
Linda Handford
Amy Grendel
Terry Montgomery
Laurie Meier
Laura Mackie
Joanne Hodge
Cindy Blancett

The best deal in the catalog is to join Team BFF!  Get $125 worth of product with FREE shipping and also receive 10 ink stamp pads all for $99!

Upcoming Events (RSVP on FB Events at BFF Stampers):

July 14th – Stamp  Camp – Sew Easy Studio – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
(We will be making this project at Stamp Camp!  RSVP by July 13th if you want to attend.)  Class cost is $20 or FREE with a $25 purchase.

July 22nd – Dandelion Wishes Product Based Class – My House – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Come make 8 cards, 2 each of 4 cards using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.  You will get to take home the stamp set, Silver and White Bakers Twine, and Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.  We will be using these items in class.  I will provide any of the cardstock, ink, and any other embellishments or dies you will need to make the project.  Class cost is $45.  RSVP by July 17th so I can purchase the product.

July 27th – Christmas in July – My House – 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Come make 12 Christmas cards. 4 each of 3 designs. We will be using the DSP from the Annual Catalog called Under the Mistletoe. Cost is $20 or FREE with a $25 order.  RSVP by July 25th.


Global Stamping Friends July Blog Hop – Home Decor

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Welcome to another month full of fun projects made from Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world.  Right now you are visiting me, Jenn Charles @ BFF Stampers.  For July’s theme, we are making Home Decor items.  Today it is supposed to be 111° F!  That is very hot for my little town.  So we are at the beach!  I made a sign for my craft area that depicts my mood today.  I’m going to be sitting at the beach with my feet in the sand, RELAXING!

I am so glad that Mint Macaron has come back.  It goes perfectly with Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay.  I got this inspiration from my shower curtain.  I’ve been wanting to make this for awhile now and this blog hop was just the push I needed to take the time to figure out how to do these chevrons.

I sponged all the pieces in Crumb Cake and used a Crumb Cake piece of cardstock for my backing.  The word is cut from the Large Letter Framelits in Crumb Cake and sponged also.  The little sand dollars are cut from the new Under the Sea Framelit Dies.

I hope you enjoyed my Home Decor item.  I know I do!  It’s so pretty!  These are my favorite colors for summer.

Next up is Sarah.  I know she is really going to WOW you with what she has created.  Below is a list of everyone in the hop.

Thanks for stopping by,
Your BFF,
Jenn

Sarah Mcdermott

BLOG ROLL CALL
HOME DECOR

  1. Lisa Ann Bernard
    2. Tricia Butts
    3. Narelle Fasulo
    4. Amber Thompson
    5. Karie Beglau
    6. Anja Reuss
    7. Anastasia Radloff
    8. Amanda Bates
    9. Susan Simpson
    10. Angelique Stempelkeuken
    11. Libby Dyson
    12. Marieke Bart
    13. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
    14. Kimberley Anne Morris
    15. Rebecca Urban
    16.Jenn Curtis Charles
    17. Sarah McDermott

Upcoming Events (RSVP on FB @ BFF Stampers or reply to this email):

July 14th – Stamp Camp
July 18th – Mommy & Me Class
July 22nd – DSP Product Based Class
July 27th – Christmas in July