Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sealed with Love Team Gifts

Several years ago, I decided instead of trying to put together a gift for my team members during the hustle and bustle of Christmas, I would give them a little something in January.  It gives me time to order brand new product, and it's a surprise gift for them after the gifting season.  This year, I am hosting a team meeting January 15 and will have their goodies for them then.  In addition we will have some play time with new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products.  Team members who can't make it or live out of state will get a surprise later in the mail!  

Have you ever thought about doing what I do?  Or have you considered joining for the discount on your personal purchases?  Sale-A-Bration begins January 4, and it’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose two additional free stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  And if you join soon, you'll get to join us for our January 15 Great Minds Ink Alike team meeting! Please let me know if you have any questions!  

Pretty Pocket Card Kit

These simple but cute notes with together so quickly.  And the nice thing about it being a kit, is that you can adjust it to your liking. I chose to leave off the bakers twine and save that for another project. This kit will be available starting January 4 as a Sale-a-brations reward item.

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Diaper Fold Treat Holder

My upline, Meg, sent me a packet of goodies for Christmas.  It was fun to play around and make this diaper fold treat holder today!  

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Tags

It's time for our annual Christmas tags class. We'll be meeting Tuesday night and making two of each of these tags. It's so much fun to pull out all my supplies and create for this class! 

I still plan to create a box to hold all of these lovelies!  Follow my Great Minds Ink Alike Facebook page if you'd like to see it!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

More Christmas Cards

It's been another fun weekend of Christmas card making with my stamping friends. Here are the latest three Christmas cards we've created. Now it's time to switch gears and think about Christmas tags.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Online Extravaganza - November 21 - 28

Beginning November 21, Stampin' Up is hosting an Online Extravaganza.  Be sure to shop on the 21st and 28th for specials only available that day!  Visit this link to go directly to my page: SHOP NOW but be sure to click yes for contact so I can send you a thank you.  And please use hostess code JENYQEBH for a special thank you!  Of course if you are ordering $150 or more, you'll want to grab the hostess benefits for yourself and you won't need that hostess code.  

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sweet Home Christmas

I think this Sweet Home stamp set is so much fun.  Even though we think of them as 3-Ds, I used the Home a sweet Home dies for the door and banner and got even more use out of them.  Do you like the little gingerbread man picking out of the door?  I cut him from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Honolulu Scrapbook Layout


Although I'm very behind on my scrapbooking, I decided for this round of scrapbook club I would work on a recent vacation.  This is my second page from my July vacation to Hawaii. It's kind of fun to work on something that's a pretty recent memory!  It also serves as motivation to keep on going!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Handmade for the Holidays

These piles may not look like much, but in a couple of weeks they will make 200 Christmas cards. Our annual handmade for the holidays event is coming up in Rochester. There are a few seats left if you're interested. You will go home with 12 different Christmas cards made with products from the holiday catalog. You'll also get a bag of goodies to make your own cards with at home!  It's such a fun day!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Cookie Cutter Scarecrow

This little guy was on top of a bag of candy last week at my retreat. Thank you Shirley! He will be finding his way to a card front soon!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Paper Pumpkin BOGO


Don't miss out on the Paper Pumpkin BOGO deal running through October 10.  When you use promo code “BOGO” at, you'll pay the regular price of $19.95 and get your second month for FREE! 

Here's the September kit I put together last weekend!

Designer Series Paper Sale

October 1 – 31, you can buy 3 packages of Designer Series Paper and get 1 free!  This sale includes DSP from both the annual catalog and the holiday catalog (not including Specialty Designer Series Paper or Designer Series Paper Stacks).

World Card Making Day

There is no better way to show someone you care like sending handmade card. In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out. October 1, 2016, is World Card Making Day and it’s a great time to make and send a card to someone to just say hello or give them a little recognition or love! And what’s even better is that from October 1-5, cardmaking essentials are up to 25% off. Stock up so you can share your love all year long! Contact your demonstrator to place an order, or shop now!
Here’s a list of cardmaking staples that are being discounted in celebration of World Card Making Day:
Retail Price
Sale Price
2015-2017 In Color Card stock
$8 USD/$10 CAD
$6.80 USD/$8.50 CAD
2016-2018 In Color Card stock
$8 USD/$10 CAD
$6.80 USD/$8.50 CAD
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper
$11 USD/$14.50 CAD
$8.25 USD/$10.88 CAD
2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper
$11 USD/$14.50 CAD
$8.25 USD/$10.88 CAD
Envelope Punch Board
$20 USD/$27 CAD
$15 USD/$20.25 CAD
Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit
$27 USD/$36 CAD
$20.25 USD/$27 CAD
Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill – Buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get a Refill for FREE!

$7.50 USD/$10 CAD
FREE with purchase of Fast Fuse Adhesive

Monday, September 5, 2016

Team Swap

I had my Great Minds Ink Alike team over this summer for a fun stamping get together.  One of our activities was a card swap.  Everyone made a full-size card to swap and we all went home with a set of great all occasion cards.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Christmas

Here's one of the three cards we made tonight using the Thoughtful Branches set. It is available in August, while supplies last.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Dino Shaker Card

I wanted to find something new for my stamping friends so I scoured the Internet to find this fantastic idea from Kirsteen Gill.  Use the tree punch to make dinosaur bones!! What?!?  It wasn't the easiest if you were doing a whole lot, but wow does it make a cute card!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Silica Gel Bead Shaker Cards

One of my favorite ideas from my demo last week was to dye silica gel bead with reinker.  I'm talking about those little packets that come in shoe boxes, purses etc., that if you're like me, you usually pitch.  I put out the call on Facebook, and my friends were great at rounding them up for me.  Who knew?  There a big packets in electronics.  That will make a lot of shaker cards!

I found this idea on Pinterest from Carrie Rhodes.  It's so simple but does require a little planning ahead.  I liked to dye my beads and let them dry overnight.  

Open several packets into a container.  I used empty embellishment boxes.  I may not save my silica packets, but I have saved a ton of those because I knew they'd come in handy some day!  Squirt 3 or 4 drops of reinker into the container, put the lid on and shake. Open up and give then just one spritz of water and then spread them on a paper towel to dry.  Voila! Shaker beads of any color.  

I figured I'd would send some people home with a sample so I made this Sweet card for my swap.  

For this submarine card, I mixed a few colors of beads for a slightly different effect.

The fun thing about these beads is that they take up dye differently.  So you'll have a different look and size even with the same color.  I'm looking forward to doing more of these!

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Candy and Glitter Shaker Cards Too

This snowman is sparkling in a pile of Stampin' Up glitter.

I walked the bulk candy aisle to find the smallest candy I could.  I layered two pieces of the foam strips to make this window high enough to accommodate these Sixlets.

Monday, August 1, 2016

A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On

Paper works great as a shaker too!  I snipped coordinating pieces of card stock with my fringe scissors for these easy little shakers.

The confetti punch has me really planning ahead for graduation!

I mixed a few paper hearts with sequins for this little one.  

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Shaker Cards Anyone?

The fun of these shaker cards was thinking of all the different things I could fill them with.  For my demo, no two are the same material!

This one was a popular one.  Sand from a friend's vacation!

Pasta stars from the third grocery store I tried!  I was looking for alphabet noodles, but I think these worked great.

The Stampin' Up sequins make a great shaker too.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Pretty Kitty and Bella Spinner Cards

Once I knew I was demonstrating, I went through the catalog to find stamp sets that would lend themselves to shaker or spinner cards.  Then I put the call out to my friends.  Thanks to Gloria, Angie, Rae Anne, and Mary Ellen I was able to make a few more cards!

I imagined Pretty Kitty as a spinner card with this ball of yarn. 

On Bella, I shortened the track so she didn't swing as much, and I used two penny "sandwiches" to allow her to swing back and forth but not spin.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Even More Spinner Cards

Here are the last of my spinner cards for now.  

I did an extra strip of paper across the underside of the circle on each side for this fun snowflake card.  They did go all the way around, but there's always some movement!  

And by making a Z fold, I was able to make this one a little different.

For this onesie card, I popped the onsie up with two pieces of the foam tape so the little heart rolls out from under the onsie!  It's not as flashy, but it's one of my favorites!

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Butterfly and Penguin Spinners

This butterfly card is a little bit different from the others because the center circle is flat.  On other spinner cards, I raise the center section and the penny sandwich has a track to follow. It's amazing how well this penny sandwich stays on with out a track.

These penguins won't spin because they each have their own penny sandwich and I glue dotted their hands together.  

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