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


Global Stamping Friends – That little bit Extra!

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Hi Friends!  Welcome to this month’s Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  You are visiting Jenn Charles @ BFF Stampers and we are going to be showing you some of our fun embellishments, ribbons and extras that are in our catalog.

I am on my way to Las Vegas right now to attend Stampin’ Up! OnStage which is kind of equivalent to a company’s convention.  I love getting together with demonstrators from all over the country.  It’s fun to talk to people who “get” me and my obsession with all things papercraft 🙂

Only one lady from my team got to join me this time and I’ve made her a fun little Team BFF gift to say thanks for all she does.  My favorite part of joining Stampin’ Up! has been the friends I’ve made.  I can’t believe the love and support my friends have given me these past two years.  I’m looking forward to many more friendships built.

Enough of that sap!  To get on with why you hopped over here in the first place, I’ve decided to showcase some beautiful and shiny washi tape!  Here I’ve used it all around the edges of the card to look like a sheet of paper behind the stamped image.  This washi tape goes along with the Myths & Magic Suite.  It has three different glittery tapes.  I’ve always had a hard time placing washi tape on my card.  This idea came from another demonstrator.  I love this design.

 

The second thing I wanted to showcase is this wonderful Berry Burst ribbon with the Metallic Edge.  This ribbon is actually carrying over into the new catalog.  It goes perfectly with these Silver Mini Gable Boxes.  Both of these products can be found in the Sweet Soiree Suite.  Say that 3 times fast!

I hope this will show you that Stampin’ Up! has more to often than Paper and ink and Stamps (which are my favorite!)  Hop along to the talented Amanda Farlinger and see what she has made for you.

Love Your BFF,
Jenn

Bloghop 20 Roll call

1.Lisa   Bernard
2. Anastasia Radloff
3. Karie Beglau
4. Tricia Butts
5. Libby Dyson
6. Jane Musselman
7.Anita Wifladt
8. Rachel Macleod
9. Courtenay Heuston
10. Lisa Henderson
11. Rebecca Urban
12. Erica Jones
13. Jenn Curtis Charles
14. Amanda Farlinger
15. Marieke Bart
16. Amanda Bates


Retiring IN-Colors and Easter Treats

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Another annual catalog is almost here so what exactly does that mean for us? Every year Stampin’ Up! comes out with another 5 brand new In-Colors so unfortunately these 5 will be expiring. Did you have a favorite from the 2016-2018 In-Colors? Mine changed throughout the last two years but I’m ending with Peekaboo Peach. It goes with everything!

The reason I’m already talking about the new catalog is because when the new comes in, the old goes out and that means getting them while supplies last! That means cardstock, ink pads, ink refills, and ribbons or embellishments are all gonna be going, going, gone very soon and I don’t want any of you missing out!

I made these adorable favors that I CASEd from Pootles. Here is a link to her video.

The measurements are:
Cardstock or Designer Series Paper: 11″ x 3 1/2″

Score on the LONG side at 1/2″, 1 1/4″, 9 3/4″, 10 1/2″

Score on the SHORT side at 3/4″, 1 1/2″, 2 1/4″, 3″

These are super easy to make multiples of and they are perfect for filling up with chocolate Easter eggs and putting into Easter baskets.

I used the Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Heartfelt Blooms to stamp all over the cardstock and also for the sentiment. The Sale-a-Bration freebies end on March 31st.  Stock up on your favorite in-colors and then get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  Stampin’ Up! has added even more items for FREE below.

Click on the links below to check out all the other SAB items available.

SAB 1st Release

SAB 2nd Release

The month of March is my birthday month and I am giving a gift to you!  Use the hostess code below to ensure you receive your gift!

I’m also having a Birthday Party Stamp-A-Stack on March 30th.  Cost is $9 for 9 cards or FREE with a $15 order.  RSVP soon because space is limited to 16 people and it’s already more than half-way full. I am also offering this as a TO-GO kit class. You will provide the stamps and ink…I will do all the cutting, punching and big shot work for you!  (Additional shipping cost of $4 or free with $15 order.)

We will be having treats and cake and there will be lots of fun give-aways!  I hope you can join me!

Host a party and you can earn your own rewards!  If you book a party for April before the end of March, I will give you a FREE ribbon of your choice!

Here’s another version of the Treat Box I did for Easter:

Your BFF,

Jenn

 


Remarkable Ink Big Blog Hop – Last Call for SAB!!!

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Welcome to this month’s Remarkable Ink Big Bog Hop.  You are visiting Jenn Charles with BFF Stampers.  The theme this month is a last look at some amazing Sale-A-Bration items.  They are while supplies last and only available until March 31st!  Most items are FREE with a $50 order.

This card uses the beautiful Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Paper.  The sentiment is from A Good Day stamp set and Scallop Circle Punch.

These circles are from the stamp set Eclectic Expressions.  So many fun images in this set.

And of course, the lovely Party Pandas.  Almost everyone’s favorite!

Don’t forget to use the Hostess code when you make a purchase to receive a FREE birthday gift grab bag from me to celebrate my birthday month! SHOP HERE

Thank you for stopping by to check out my projects.  Remember, you are visiting Jenn Charles @ BFF Stampers.  Hop along to check out the must haves before these products are gone forever!

Your BFF,
Jenn