Thursday, September 15, 2016

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop!

THANK YOU 
for stopping by to enjoy
our Holiday Expressions
New Product Blog Hop!

If you've just arrived here

from JACQUELIN's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

Today, 25 consultant artists are sharing artwork
they've created using all-new products from our 
NEW Holiday Expressions Catalog!

Today, I'm sharing SIX
Harry Potter-themed cards I designed
using paper and embellishments
left-over after I created just the scrapbook 
pages using the Jeepers Creepers
Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking Kit 
(Item #G1110):
Start by cutting all of the layout pieces ONLY shown in the Jeepers Creepers WYW instruction guide (do NOT cut the darker-shaded card pieces labeled 4, 5, and 6!!). Then, using the scraps that are left over, you should have enough paper to cut pieces to create TWO of each card design shown here. The key is to cut each of the papers one sheet at a time (starting with Card #1 first, then Card #2, and so on). ALWAYS cut the smaller measurement first (that's how I got it to work out). Also, when you're cutting the smaller measurements first, make sure you are paying attention to which way the stripes and zig zags are going! If you keep the stripes pointing the same directions as my card samples show, you should have just enough paper. Make sure you cut the second (duplicate piece for each card) right away from the same strip you cut the first one, before moving on to cutting the next pieces.

In addition to 12 standard-size card bases and envelopes (item #X254), you will also need one sheet of Black 12x12 cardstock and some clear Sparkles ((item #Z3274). You will also need some very minimal scraps of Black, Lemon, and Tangerine cardstocks to make your Cricut Artistry cuts. The only stamped and colored-in image is the sorting hat on Card #2, so unlike most of the creations I share on my blog, these cards require very minimal stamping!

Leave your email address in the comments below (or email me!) if you want to request that I send you a copy of the full instructions (an MSword document). This file will also include a page that you will print two of (in black and white) on White Daisy cardstock to create your sentiments for each card. Enjoy!!

CARD #1 (above)
Sentiment – cropped to 3” x 2.75” tall
Pansy CS – 3.25” x 3”
Eyeballs B&T – 1.5” x 5.5”
Lagoon stripe B&T – 2.75” x 5.5”
5.5” of black stripe washi tape
Cut lightbulb using Cricut Artistry (p. 33)
1.5 “ on Canary and Tangerine cardstocks.
Mount lightbulb with 3-D foam tape.

CARD #2 (above)
Sentiment – cropped to 2.75” x  3.75” tall
Pansy CS – 3” x 4”
Lightning Bolt B&T – 4” x 5.25”
Black cardstock – 4.25” x 5.5”
Stamp sorting hat from “Purr-fect Halloween” set (S1608)
with Black Memento ink on White Daisy CS scrap.
Color with Warm Grey 4, Warm Grey 7, and 
Colorless Blender 0 markers, and cut it out.
Mount sorting hat with 3-D foam tape.

CARD #3 (above)
Sentiment – cropped to 1.5” x 3” wide
Black CS – 1.75” x 3.25”
Lightning Bolt B&T – 1.5” x 5.5”
Tangerine stripe B&T – 2.75” x 5.5”
Polka Dot Zip Strip – 5.5
(adhere and layer on top of the stripe B&T)
Cut the glasses using Cricut Artistry (p.22)
1" on Black cardstock, adhere w/ fine glue pen.

CARD #4 (above)
Sentiment – cropped to 1.5” x 2.25” wide
Black CS – 1.75” x 2.5”
Zig Zag B&T – 4” x 5.25”
Lagoon stripe B&T – 2.25” x 3” and .75” x 3”
Cloud & Moon Zip Strip – 3” cut from left side.

CARD #5 (above)
Sentiment – cropped to 2.5” x 3” tall
Black CS – 2.75” x 3.25”
Tangerine stripe B&T – 1.5” x 4.25”
Lagoon stripe B&T – 3” x 4.25”
Pansy CS - .75” x 3” (wrapped with stripe washi tape)
4.25” of willow washi tape
Tangerine CS heart cut w/ smallest of Hearts thin cuts.

CARD #6 (above)
Sentiment – cropped to 1.5” x 3”
Black CS – 1.75” x 3.25”
Sentiment outlined w/ fine black pen (hand-drawn)
Zig Zag B&T – 4” x 5.25”
Tangerine stripe B&T - .75” x 3.5”
Tangerine CS heart cut w/smallest of Hearts thin cuts.

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creativity
using more all-new Holiday
Expressions products by visiting
Enjoy the hop!!
   

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

National Stamping Month (Create Kindness) Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
National Stamping Month Blog Hop!

If you've just arrived here from
JACQUELIN's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

Today, 21 consultant artists are sharing
artwork created using the special 
limited edition "Create Kindness"
National Stamping Month Kit 
that is available for purchase
during September 2016 only.


3x3" LOVE card - 2" scalloped circle punched from RASPBERRY cardstock.
Colored with Cherry Pink, Tender Pink, and Leaf Green markers.

3x3" SMILE card - 2" scalloped circle punched from LAGOON cardstock.

Colored with Peacock Green, Turquoise Blue, and Leaf Green makers.

3x3" HELLO card - 2" scalloped circle punched from PANSY cardstock.

Colored with Lavender, Peony Purple, and Leaf Green Markers.

3x3" FRIEND card - 2" scalloped circle punched from WILLOW cardstock.

Colored with Golden Yellow, Marigold, and Leaf Green Markers.

SPECIAL TIP

for stamping on the envelopes:
Cut a 3x6" scrap of white daisy cardstock.
Insert it inside the envelope before stamping
and coloring your flowers on the outside. 
This will prevent ink and color from bleeding 
through to the inside/backside of your envelope.

Now you can continue on with hop...
and be inspired by more creativity
using these products by visiting
next! Enjoy the hop!!
  

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
Blessed Beyond Measure S1609

If you've just arrived here from 
KATHY's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.


Today I'm sharing this simple standard-size card I created
featuring the Rustic Home and Jeepers Creepers papers.
You can see the Rustic Home paper collection on page 28 of
the Annual Inspirations Idea Book and Jeepers Creepers can be found 
in our NEW Holiday Expressions Idea Book shown on pages 6-7
...click HERE to see them in the new Idea Books online now!

Here's my trick for making the bow: First, cut 7" of twine ribbon from the spool (Rustic Home Ribbon Pack). Then cut the ribbon in half down the center, so there are just three strands on each side. This will allow you to create TWO bows from one piece of ribbon and stretch your ribbon even farther. Tie the pieces into bows and attach with a mini glue dot.


Now you can continue on with hop...
and be inspired by more creativity
using this stamp set by visiting
next! Enjoy the hop!!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Annual Inspirations 2016 New Product Blog Hop!!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
Annual Inspirations 2016
New Product Blog Hop!!

Today, 25 consultant artists are sharing artwork
they've created using NEW products
featured in the Annual Inspirations 2016 catalog
from Close to my Heart!

If you've just arrived here from BRENDA's BLOG
then you are on the correct path. 

  

For me, one of the most exciting new additions
to our basic CTMH product line, was the
NEW Color of the year!...SEA GLASS!!

It's a beautiful shade of light teal that I
immediately fell in love with and couldn't
wait to use. I also joined a team card swap
this month, so I needed to come up with a
card design to duplicate (16 times) and 
mail to my fellow consultant swappers.

First, I gathered a few materials I knew I wanted 
to use (including SEA GLASS glitter paper Z3240
and a SEA GLASS mini pigment ink pad Z2507)
and then began experimenting. I colored the sea shells 
above and below with watercolor paints and let dry.
(NEW stamp sets I used are 
Swirly Seashells C1664,
and Way to Go D1700).


As you can see, this project involved A LOT of watercoloring and hours of 
detailed cutting!! BUT it was a labor of love and I was really pleased with
the end result...a lovely card I was proud to send/share with my
fellow consultant artists. I hope it inspires you too! Enjoy!!


Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative artwork
and ideas by visiting KRISTA's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy 
our August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop 
featuring this month's SOTM:
Purr-fect Halloween S1608

I am the 23rd of 24 fellow consultant artists
participating in this month's hop!
If you have just joined us, you can start here and continue on
to the next blog participant (as this is a circular hop), and so on.
  If you've just arrived here from JEAN's BLOG 
then you are on the correct path.

First, I've created this standard-size this card (above) using all-NEW products,
including the NEW Rustic Home Fundamentals papers (Z3262) with Pansy and Tangerine
cardstocks (NEW colors X5782 and X5786). The hat and mask were colored with Lavender
and Marigold ShinHan Touch Twin markers. As you can see, the heart was cut from
Tangerine cardstock using the smallest of the NEW Hearts Thin Cuts (Z3260).

 This card (above) is a tad different than the first version of it
that I shared above. I later decided to give this cat a "batty" bow-tie! lol.

 I also want to show you that this stamp can be used for more than just Halloween
The products I used above include the NEW Rustic Home Fundamentals papers (Z3262)
with NEW Sea Glass cardstock (X5789) and a little bit of Retired "Cloud Nine" B&T paper
(to make the crazy-looking cat). Notice also that the grey cat on the left card was colored
with watercolor paints, while the one on the right was colored
with a Warm Grey (WG4) marker.

Finally, here's a view of all of the images included in this fun stamp set:
  
Now you can continue on with the hop...
and be inspired by more creativity
using this stamp set by visiting
TRACIE's BLOG next! Enjoy the hop!!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

New Catalog Reveal Open House - Saturday 7/30!


Mark your calendars and please let me know if you plan to join us!! Please send me a private message (or call/text 760-220-0683) if you need directions to my house in Barstow Heights! Also, I will be selling all of my Scentsy bars in stock for just $4 per bar
(free of tax/shipping charges also!)

The newest cards available to create with me
during the card-making buffet will be:

Some card images may be pre-stamped for you ahead of time
to expedite the process of creating while sharing supplies
with a large number of guests. All materials are pre-cut and
ready for you to assemble (for just $1.50 per card).
Please remember to bring your own adhesive
(or you can purchase some from me that day if needed).
 

Friday, July 1, 2016

July 2016 specials and events!




If you've ever considered joining my Close To My Heart consultant team -- we're absolutely the best in the paper-crafting and scrapbooking business, with beautiful designer papers, clear acrylic stamps, embellishments, and more -- JULY 2016 is your opportunity to sign up and receive a very special incentive package! For just $75 to enroll, New Consultants receive a fabulous kit valued at $209. It includes a medium organizer filled with crafting and business goodies, new catalogs for you and your friends, AND $50 in product credit to purchase your choice of brand-new materials. But wait! In JULY 2016 only, you'll also receive your choice of one of three of CTMH's New Fundamentals paper packs, as well as its matching complements (shown above). Once you are a CTMH consultant, you'll not only receive a generous discount on your own supplies, but you can also earn hostess rewards, more product credits, incentive trips, prizes, and more! As a member of my team, the Friends Forever Stampers, I'll support you as a business-builder OR as a hobbyist (the choice is yours, no sales pressure from me ever, just the kind of support you ask for). Sign up during JULY 2016 only to get the extra goodies!! Contact me now for more information at 760-220-0683
and/or go to my CTMH website anytime in July to sign up:

Next up, is the July Stamp of the Month:
S1607 From the Notebook
available for purchase this month only!
($17.95 per set or just $5.00 with a
$50.00 or more purchase).
I'll be sharing some of my own
artwork using this stamp set soon,
but for now, here are some creations
from the home office, as well as, a close-up
view of the 24 stamps included in this set:



...and finally, my upcoming
JULY EVENTS
RSVP here online:
Attend this month and receive your own sneak-peek copy of
the 2016-17 Annual Inspirations Idea Book and Catalog!!
(that customers can begin ordering from starting August 1st).

"Florence" Workshop & Potluck!
(for scrapbookers and card-makers)

Saturday, July 16th, 2016
Join us morning, afternoon, or evening!!
You choose the time that works best for you!!
(10am-4pm) and/or (6pm-9pm)

SCRAPBOOKERS...

Come join the fun as I show you how to scrapbook faster, simpler & easier. This is a once a month class all year (a new kit every month!) - the EASIEST & most fun way to have a completed album in a snap, with no stress! Make SIX beautiful scrapbook pages using the new FLORENCE paper pack.--$30 includes EVERYTHING! Your kit includes a full paper pack (12 sheets) all PRE-CUT for you, 15 yards of rose gold foil tape, a package of Florence sequins, and Florence complements.
You'll also have the option to create even MORE with your kit--adorable cards and/or pocket scrapbook pages, make as many as you like for just $1 each! Please do bring your own adhesive to use or plan to purchase some from me at the event.

Cost for this super-sized project is just $30.00.
Your RSVP is your commitment to pay for the class!
Paypal (to stampwithjen@ymail.com), check, or cash welcomed.

The layouts go together quickly and should only take you a few hours, but I'm offering up to six hours of workshop time during the day and three hours in the evening, so you can choose to come at the time that works best for you and stay as long as you'd like to or are able to. This also gives us plenty of time for socializing, eating, and not feeling rushed.

Aren't local or can't make it to the class?? You can get your Scrapbooking "KIT-TO-GO!" with your payment by 7/16 & it will be mailed to you (or delivered).

As a bonus (to motivate you), I offer what I call DONE DOLLARS! For every two-page layout you complete (with photos and journaling!) you will earn a $1 credit from me to spend however you'd like!






CARD-MAKERS...
Choose from a variety of FOUR (or more) NEW card designs each month! The Florence Cards shown (below) are just the basic "inspiration" I will use to design the card choices.
I like to take them up a notch with additional stamping, techniques, and embellishing, so you can choose to create your cards "quick and simple "(like they are shown here) or make them a little fancier by following my design  suggestions that I will teach/show you at the class. You always get to choose which cards you want to make and how many of each! First come, first serve...while my supply lasts!

Most cards will continue to be just $1.50 per card!
(special pricing of just $1 per card is offered when a customer orders/purchases $25 or more worth of product from me either 1-2 weeks before or the day-of the workshop!)
I may occasionally offer "special" cards or gifty-type projects that are $2 or $3 each due to their larger size, a lot of cricut cuts, extra paper layers, and/or embellishing.
Please bring your own adhesive to use or plan to purchase some from me at the class.

This is a once-a-month class all year long (featuring one or more new paper collections every month!) - the EASIEST & most fun way to learn new creative techniques and create beautiful hand-made cards among friends!


Lastly,
please bring an inexpensive potluck dish, appetizer, or dessert to share if you are able to so we'll have a good variety of food to snack on while we create!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June 2016 specials and events!


Flash Sale - June Constant Campaign

News flash! During the month of June, we’re offering great deals on bundles of discounted Close To My Heart products every weekend! Check your consultants Online Business Address (OBA) each Friday during June to find a new set of bundles. There will be lots to choose from, but you’ll need to snatch them up quick, because they’re only available through the following Monday while supplies last! Bundles will be available at various discount levels and price points throughout the month, so check every weekend to see the new offerings. Remember, these discounts won’t last forever, and some will be gone in a flash, so act quickly to score the best deals!
     
Dates:
Friday, June 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)


ORDER ONLINE HERE: www.StampwithJen.ctmh.com

Tip to re-create:  The White Daisy cardstock measures 3x4 on the card above.
To view the June 2016 Stamp of the Month
Blog Hop, you can begin here: 


Magical Card-making Class & potluck!
Friday, June 24th (6-9pm)

Choose from a variety of FOUR (or more!) NEW card designs each month!
Most cards will continue to be just $1.50 per card! I may occasionally
offer "special" cards or gifty-type projects that are $2 or $3 each due
to their larger size, a lot of cricut cuts, extra paper layers, and/or embellishing.

New offer:  Cards are now just $1 each with a $30 or more purchase/order!!
Please bring your own adhesive to use or plan to purchase some from me at the class.


You always get to choose which cards you want to make and how many of each!
First come, first serve...while my supply lasts!


This is a once-a-month class all year long (featuring one or more new paper collections
every month!) - the EASIEST & most fun way to learn new creative techniques and create beautiful hand-made cards among friends!


Lastly, please bring an inexpensive potluck dish or dessert to share so we'll have a good
variety of food to snack on while we create!


Use this link to RSVP online via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1737027536574339/
or call/text me at 760-220-0683 to reserve your spot at this event now!








Magical Scrapbooking Workshop & potluck!
Saturday, June 25th (10am-5pm)

Time to get out (or order more prints of) those Disney, Fourth of July, carnival, and amusement park photos!!

Come join the fun as I show you how to scrapbook faster, simpler & easier. Make SIX beautiful scrapbook pages using the new MAGICAL paper pack.--$30 includes EVERYTHING. Your kit includes a full paper pack (12 sheets) all PRE-CUT for you, ten yards of twisted white cotton twine, package of MAGICAL sequins, and "MAGICAL" complements. You'll also have the option to create even MORE with your kit--adorable cards and/or pocket scrapbook pages, make as many as you like for just $1 each. Many of my customers will pay $1.50 per card, but the new deal I'm now promoting is that cards are just $1 with a $30 or more purchase/order, and your scrapbooking workshop kit purchase meets that $30 minimum! Please do bring your own adhesive to use or plan to purchase some from me at the event.


Cost for this super-sized project is just $30!
Your RSVP is your commitment to pay for the class.
Paypal (to stampwithjen@ymail.com), check, or cash welcomed.


The layouts go together quickly and should only take you a few hours, but I'm offering up to seven hours of creative play time so you can choose to come in the morning or afternoon, and stay as long as you'd like or have time for. This also gives us plenty of time for socializing, eating, and not feeling rushed.


Aren't local or can't make it to the class? You can get a "KIT-TO-GO" with your payment & it will be mailed to you (or delivered).
This is a once a month class all year (a new kit every month!) - the EASIEST & most fun way to have a completed album in a snap, with no stress!


As a bonus (to motivate you), I offer what I call DONE DOLLARS! For every two-page layout you complete (with photos and journaling!) you will earn a $1 credit from me to spend however you'd like!


Lastly, please bring an inexpensive potluck dish or dessert to share so we'll have a good variety of food to snack on while we create!

Use this link to RSVP online via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/232995847080618/
or call/text me at 760-220-0683 to reserve your spot at this event now!