Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for April 2018. This month our theme is Bon Voyage Retiring In-Colors!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Jenn Charles @ BFF Stampers or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

The 2016-2018 In-Colors are Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.  Which was your favorite?  You still have time to stock up if you haven’t already.

I’m really going to miss these in-colors. They are so easy to match up with other core colors.

The stamp set I used is called Birthday Blooms and it is retiring along with these in-colors so check out the last chance list and see what you have to have before it’s all gone.  I stamped it in versamark and heat embossed the flower in white.  The sentiment I used is from the stamp set One Big Meaning which is also retiring and the banner is cut from the Number Framelits, which you guessed it, are retiring!

I used Soft Sky as a card base here to match with the Dapper Denim. It is also retiring.

Here I used Calypso Coral with the Peekaboo Peach.

And here I paired Flirty Flamingo with Soft Suede as the card base.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Jenn Charles @ BFF Stampers, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.

Your BFF,

Jenn



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Global Stamping Friends – Extraordinary Bloghop!

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Welcome to a special edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop – Exciting Times!  You are visiting Jenn Charles @ BFF Stampers.  Thank you for stopping by. We are giving you sneak peeks today of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  I have a few stamp sets I got for attending our OnStage event and I got a couple things on a pre-order also.  The stamp set I’m going to show you is a hostess set and it’s called Hand Delivered.  It is very versatile with 7 different sentiments.

I stamped her in Memento Black Ink and colored her with the Stampin’ Blends which will be available again in the new catalog.

Here’s a close up of some new designer series paper called Share What You Love.  It’s gorgeous with pearl-y accents all throughout the different sheets and it has 4 each of 6 double sided designs.  It’s on a pre-order right now so if you’d like to get it, you can join my Team OR wait until May 1 and get it in a bundle!

Here’s a peek inside the card.

Click on the photo below for the Early Release information regarding the Share What You Love Suite.  Unfortunately, this adorable hostess set is not on this release, but you can get her (after June 1st) when you host a party with $150 in sales.  I would love to party with you either at your house or my house or online as a Facebook party.  Contact me and we will plan a date!

Thank you for hopping with me today.  Next up is Angelique.  Her projects are always so incredible.

See you soon,

Your BFF,
Jenn

  1. Bloghop Roll Call – Exciting Times

Don’t forget about the retiring items and the new items that have been discounted on the Clearance Rack.

SHOP HERE

Upcoming Classes:

April 28th – 6 p.m. – Perennial Birthday Project Kit.  RSVP by 21st with Payment HERE on FB.

May 5th – 6 p.m. – Stamp Camp at Sew Easy Studio – 10 cards, 2 each of 5 designs. $20 or FREE with qualifying order.

 


April 2018 Stamp ‘N Hop – Retiring Annual Catty Favorites

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I can’t believe another annual catalog is almost up (May 31st) and a brand new one is coming out with a ton of new stuff!  I went last weekend to OnStage and got the new Catalog and let me tell you, you are going to love it!  But today, we are here to talk about what we will miss the most!

Thank you for joining me today.  You are visiting Jenn Charles @ BFF Stampers.  I have so many favorites that are retiring so it was too hard to pick just one.  So I’ve made a few cards with colors and stamp sets that I believe are must have’s in your craft room.

Rose Wonder is a beautiful stamp set with some wonderful greetings that I use so much. I will really miss this set. It coordinates with a matching thinlit set that is retiring also.  For this card, I’ve heat embossed the rose stamp with white embossing powder and then used Brusho and my Aqua Painter to make the vibrant colors.  I’ve used Peekaboo Peach (retiring) on one and Real Red and Wild Wasabi (retiring) on the other.  Below is a close-up of the red one.  I stamped it onto Shimmery White cardstock.  It’s so fancy.  It’s my first time using this cardstock and I love the all over glimmer.

Can you see the sparkle on the leaves?  I love the way the Brusho looks on these leaves also.

My next stamp set is called Butterfly Basics along with the Butterflies Thinlit Dies. All the butterfly sets that we’ve had coordinate so beautifully!  I’m really sad to see all these butterflies retiring.  I use them often.

I’ve paired it here with Peekaboo Peach again and Pear Pizzazz.  If you haven’t been able to tell yet, Peekaboo Peach is my favorite In-Color that is retiring.  But a little secret, they are bringing back one of my old In-Color favorites, Coastal Cabana and making it a core color!  So it makes it a little easier to let it go.

The color on this last one is a little harder to let go.  It’s soft sky.  I’ve just recently started using this color a lot more and now it’s retiring.  I’ve paired it here with Crumb Cake and the stamp set So Many Shells.  I just got this set a few months ago from a friend.  This is actually the first time I’ve used it.  I’ll be keeping it for awhile because it’s a perfect set to lift a friend up.

A list of everything I’ve used on these cards is below.

So now that I’ve told you a little about the color re-vamp, here’s an image to show you all the retiring colors.  There are quite a few core colors retiring along with the 2016-2018 In-Colors and Stampin’ Up! has changed around the colors in the core groups.  I think you will really like the change.  One more thing they’ve done is change the stamp pad itself.  It’s a lot easier to open, a new pad that doesn’t foam up and they are stackable!  I know you will love them as much as I do.

Here are the retiring colors.  Keep an eye out on Monday for an email all about the color re-vamp and the new colors.  Sign up for my newsletter if you aren’t already receiving my emails.

Are any of these your favorites?  Protect your investment you’ve already made by stocking up before they sell out.  Don’t forget the cardstock, ink refill and coordinating accessories.

Here are the retiring lists of Everything retiring!

AC Retired List-US

OCC Retired List-US

Use the hostess code below to SHOP through the 15th to get a surprise from me in the mail.  If your order is over $150, do not use this hostess code!  You will qualify for your own rewards!

Thank you for checking out this month’s Stamp ‘N Hop.  Next up in the hop is Idonna Miller.

Happy Hopping,

Jenn

Here’s the list of everyone participating this month, click on the names below if you want to hop around.

Kayla Adams

Amy Grendel

Tracie Evans Langley

Cheryl Taylor

Linda Hadford

Susan Simpson

Laurie Meier

Christina Walker

Britney Vander Laan

Lisa Kmiec

Melissa Kerman

Kirsten Aitchison

Tracey Gouraud

Rachel Traudt

Ilka Teschke

Danielle Kassing

Mo Rootes

Kim Smith

Courtenay Heuston

Jenn Charles

Idonna Miller

Terry Montgomery

Joanne Hodge

Sandra Roberts

Laura Mackie

Mikaela Titheridge

Karen Pearmain

Tracy Lewis


Remarkably Created Blog Hop – Mix & Match Stampin’ Up!

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Welcome to another round of the Remarkably Creative Blog Tour.  The theme for the month is Mix & Match!  The objective is to show you just how compatible our mini catalogs are with our main annual catalog.  You are at Jenn Charles – BFF Stampers and if you’d like to hop around, the entire list of participants are listed below.  Thank you for joining us today.

I must admit, I had a hard time finding stepping out of my comfort zone to mix and match my sets.  I learned during this challenge that I am definitely a “keep your suites together” type of gal.  With the exception of sentiments, I rarely mix my sets together.  However, we have so much variety to offer in our catalogs that you are bound to find something that works just for you!

My first card features my absolute favorite designer series paper, Petal Passion along with my favorite In-Color this year, Berry Burst. The sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set.  These products are both featured in the Petal Passion Suite.  I pulled out the Oh, So Eclectic stamp set and thinlit dies and it all fell together perfectly.

I think that every color matches with this paper and you just can’t go wrong!  Of course I had to have Silver Glimmer Paper because I have to have bling!  I also embossed a few spots on the flowers with silver embossing powder just to add more glimmer.

After I got started, I couldn’t stop!  I pulled out the Waterfront Stamp Set to make some water to make a little lakeside scene to reflect Spring.  The chair, branch, flowers and sentiment all come from the Colorful Seasons Bundle.

The Waterfront Stamp Set is so versatile to make all different kinds of scenes depending on the colors you use.  I’ve used Soft Sky and Marina Mist for the water.  My flowers are Sweet Sugarplum and my chair is cut from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.

Start mixing and matching your stamp sets and papers.  You will come up with some unique and fun projects.

Just a reminder, you are with Jenn Charles at BFF Stampers.  Click on the next name below mine to continue getting ideas.  All of the products used today are at the bottom of the post.

Thanks for hopping by,
Your BFF,
Jenn