Global Stamping Friends – Sketch Challenge!

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May the 4th be with you!  Just throwing that out there for some of my friends.  You know who you are!!! 😉

Hi BFF’s!  Doesn’t it feel like this year is just flying by?  It’s almost summertime!  I know in some areas it’s still snowing.  If that is you, I am very sorry.  What a winter it has been for some places around the world, but I can’t complain much here in San Diego, California.

Welcome to another blog hop with the Global Stamping Friends where demonstrators from all around the world are showcasing awesome Stampin’ Up! products!  This month we are working with a sketch.  I love sketch challenges.

Here is the sketch we are working with and here is what I came up with using some new, some retiring and some current products.  I really stuck to the sketch with the circle and stripes and accents.  I added some dimension with the Sparkle embossing folder.

I fell in love with this designer series paper called Painted With Love that is only available while supplies last.  The gold accents really caught my eye.  So I decided to stamp the circle and the sentiment using Versamark and heat embossing in Gold.  This circle came from a brand new not-yet-released stamp set called Swirly Frames.  It coordinates with the Circle and Square Framelits.  It will be available in the new catalog on June 1st so you’re getting a sneak peek. 🙂

I used a current bundle that will be carrying over into the new catalog.  It’s called Colorful Seasons.  The sentiment and the flowers are from this bundle.  The colors I used were Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride and Rich Razzleberry.

I added a thin strip of the designer series paper inside the card also to finish it off. 🙂

I hope you liked my card. Next up is Tricia.  I know you will enjoy what she has come up with.

Thanks for stopping by.  Below is a list of everything I used today on this card except for the Swirly Frames.  If you’d like to shop with me, click HERE and use the Hostess Code BNQEJNBK when you check out and I will send you a surprise in the mail.

Your BFF,
Jenn

Bloghop 21 Rollcall

  1. Jenn Curtis Charles
  2. Tricia Butts
  3. Anastasia Radloff
  4. Anita Wifladt
  5. Anja Reuss
  6. Jan Musselman
    7.Lisa Ann Bernard
    8 Angélique Stempelkeuken
  1. Sharon Dalton
    10.Vicky Wright
    11.Marieke Bart
    12.Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
    13.Sarah Mcdermott
    14.Kimberley Anne Morris

May Upcoming Classes (RSVP on FB at BFF Stampers):
**Please note that Stamp Camp has been permanently moved to the 2nd Saturday of the month**

May 5th – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – My House
Come make a Mother’s Day card or 2 or 3!  There will be 4 different designs to choose from with envelopes included.
Cost: $4 each or 3 for $10.
RSVP: May 4th with how many cards you’d like to make.

May 11 – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – My House
Make up day for the Perennial Birthday Kit or come and make your Paper Pumpkins that are piling up!
Cost: FREE, bring your kits
RSVP: Just so I know you are coming.

May 12 – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Sew Easy Studio
Come join me at STAMP CAMP to make 10 cards.  2 each of 5 designs.  We will be using some product from the new catalog.
Cost: $20 or FREE with a qualifying order.
RSVP: May 11th

May 16 – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Sew Easy Studio
Come join me every 3rd Wednesday of the month to learn a new Fancy Fold Card or a treat box. This month we will be learning a fancy fold using the Delightful Daisy stamp set and Punch bundle.  A printed tutorial is provided so that you can go home and make more. This month we will be making an extra card learning the Eclipse Technique using the Big Shot.
Cost: $5 each card
RSVP: May 15th

May 20 – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – My House
Share What You Love Suite Product Based Class.  This is a beautiful suite that’s being released early just for us from the 2018-19 new Annual Catalog!  Come make 8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs, using these new products. We will be packaging up 4 of the cards to give away as a gift and keeping the other 4 for ourselves 🙂
Cost: Take a look at the bundles HERE.
Cost includes shipping + tax and card kit. (FREE items in all the bundles!)
Just Getting Started Bundle: $79
A Little More, Please Bundle: $115
Gotta Have It All Bundle: $149
RSVP: May 12th with payment to Paypal
This class is also offered as an online class also.  I will send you your card kit with a tutorial.

May 24th – 1 p.m. – Ramona Library
I will be teaching a simple papercrafting class at the Ramona Library.  We will be making 4 cards, 2 each of 2 designs.  The cards will be fairly simple for newer stampers and feature easy to duplicate techniques.
Cost: FREE
RSVP: May 23rd

May 27th – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – My House

This class will be featuring the new 2018-2020 In-Colors.  We will be making 5 cards using each of the new In-Colors and you will go home with all 5 stamp pads and a pack of in-color cardstock.
Cost: $55
RSVP: May 18th with payment to Paypal

If you have any questions, just ask!  Whenever you bring a new friend to Stamp Camp, you and your friend will get to choose 5 FREE cards from my homemade card bucket!

Have a wishlist a mile long?  Join Stampin’ Up! and you can get 20% off all your purchases!  Ask me about the kit or check it out HERE on my website.


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



SHOP HERE for last chance items and check HERE for clearance items.

Use the hostess code below and receive a gift from me!


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