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.


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

 


RemARKably Created Blog Tour: Easter!

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Welcome to another month with us hopping around the Remarkably Creative Blog Tour.  You are visiting Jenn Charles @ BFF Stampers.  This month our theme is Easter.  I love Easter!  As a Christian, I believe that Jesus died to give me life.  Easter is when we celebrate this FREE gift God has given us.  How do you celebrate?

The cards that I’ve made are using the new Blossoming Basket stamp set.  This beautiful basket of flowers is perfect for an Easter card.  I’ve paired it here with Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette and the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.

I’ve used the Pretty Label punch to punch out my sentiment and stick it under.

I “painted” on the ink by smooshing the ink pad and using the ink on the lid with a Wink of Stella as my “paintbrush”.  I love the glittery effect that Wink of Stella leaves on everything!  Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz were the colors I used.  Then using my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend, I colored the basket.  You need to use the Memento Black Ink Pad while using the alcohol markers or the stamped image will bleed. In this case, I stamped the basket in Crumb Cake itself and wanted it to bleed a little for a more textured look.

Here is more of a close-up of my card.  I sponged the pink Pretty Label Punch, the designer series paper and the white focal image cardstock all in Crumb Cake.  I used Linen Thread to tie the bow.

At Stamp Camp last night we made this set.

Here is another card with the same idea but using Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends and So Saffron card Base.  I used the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the crumb cake piece on the card and also on the basket.  This stamp set and embossing folder are a FREE Sale-A-Bration item you can earn with a $100 order.  I also used our Stampin’ Spritzer filled with alcohol and 10 drops of Daffodil Delight Re-inker to change the color of the Shreddie.  It comes in Berry Burst, Silver and White.  The dots on the background of the card is a stamp from Timeless Textures and the framelit I used to cut the Happy Easter sentiment on the basket is from Bunch of Banners Framelits.  And my friend Doris brought me these pretty tulips to class last night. Isn’t she sweet?

Last but not least I wanted to show you a card I made using the Hold on to Hope stamp set and Framelits Dies.  I did get this idea off of Pinterest but I can not re-find the card I cased to give credit.  So if this was your idea, thank you!

This card uses Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon and Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The cross is cut from Silver Foil.  The sentiment says: Celebrating one of God’s most Remarkable Creations – and the inside says YOU!  I want each of you to take this card to heart because it is true!  You are Remarkable and made by God and He doesn’t make mistakes!  You are perfect in His eyes, just the way you are.

Thanks for hopping with us today!  Below is a full lineup of everyone with their Easter projects.  Remember, you are visiting Jenn Charles with BFF Stampers.  Praying you have a fantastic Easter surrounded by people you love.

Your BFF, Jenn


Join Team BFF and get $125 worth of product for $99 and get 2 Stamps sets of your choice for FREE.  We support business minded people and hobby stampers.  Everyone has their own creativity to bring to the table!  Everyone is welcome!  Here are some of the many perks to being part of Stampin’ Up:
  • 20% discount off all of your orders (and the ability to increase that to 25%)
  • Earn additional income of up to another 18% of your sales
  • First to see and pre-order new product
  • Opportunities to join other demonstrators at On-Stage events
  • Earn free stamps with various promotions
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, product rewards, incentive trips and more
  • Receive Stampin’ Success magazine on a quarterly basis

Other benefits include our Team BFF private FB page, lots of FREE tutorials and fun get-togethers for planning parties or to be creative!  And me! 🙂

Here is what $125 worth of product could look like:

You can choose anything you want!  This is just a sample of all of the product you can get.  Take advantage of this offer before March 31st to receive the 2 extra stamp sets.  Sign up HERE.

Here are the products I used in the Pink Easter card above:

 


Stamp N’ Hop – Sale-A-Bration Round 2!

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Welcome to this month’s Stamp ‘N Hop with demonstrators from all over the world.  You are visiting me, Jenn Charles.  This month’s theme is 2nd Release Sale-A-Bration items.  Have you seen the beautiful new designer series paper called Springtime Foils Specialty DSP?  It’s absolutely gorgeous.

I’ve seen so many beautiful variations of color used to alter this paper.  I love it just the way it is though so today there will be no color added.  You can check out another post I did where I colored the paper HERE.

The flower and sentiment are from a stamp set in the Occasions Catalog called Beautiful Day. I just got them a few days ago and I think they are my new favorite!  I heat embossed both in copper embossing powder to bring out the gorgeous dots from the DSP although the dots themselves look Rose Gold.  I’m hoping it will be a new foil color released in the next catalog.  All items in the Sale-A-Bration brochures are until supplies last and you do not want to miss out on this paper.  I wish you could see it in person.

I’m having a Brusho Technique product class featuring this amazing stamp set on March 18th.  RSVP by tomorrow if you’d like to come or would like a kit.  You can learn more about this class and other upcoming classes on my Facebook page BFF Stampers.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Click on the button below to check out what Laura Mackie has made for us today.

Stamp ‘N Hop March Blog Hop Master List
Ilka Teschke – https://wp.me/p4Tobv-ld
Joanne Hodge – https://wp.me/p7UkO4-gM
Melissa Tennison – https://wp.me/p9MH0-Qa
Sharleen Luciano – https://wp.me/p8rVfG-Gn

Upcoming Events (RSVP on FB at BFF Stampers):

March
10th – Stamp Camp – Sew Easy Studio – 6 p.m.-9 p.m. – $25 RSVP with payment by 3/9
18th – Brusho Technique Product Class (Contact for details) – My House – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – 2 options from $45 or $75 RSVP with payment by 3/10
21st – Fancy Fold Technique Class – Sew Easy Studio – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – $5 RSVP by 3/20
23rd – Open Crop at Sew Easy Studio – $5 – Contact Barbara Jean for more info – (760) 654-3448
30th – Birthday Card SAS Bash – My House – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – $9 RSVP by 3/27
Any order during the month of March will receive a Birthday Gift Grab Bag (worth $10) from me to celebrate my Birthday!! (When ordering online, use Hostess Code QWPKZC9R).

April
4th – Technique Class – Sew Easy Studio – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – $5 RSVP by 4/3
14th – Stamp Camp – Sew Easy Studio – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – $25 RSVP with payment by 4/13
18th – Fancy Fold/3D Technique Class – Sew Easy Studio – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – $5 RSVP by 4/17
22nd – Perennial Birthday Project Kit Class – My House – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – 3 options from $36 – $81. RSVP by 4/12