October Events

Save the date for these upcoming events:

Oct 1st: Christmas Card Stamp a Stack 6:30pm
Oct 2nd: Christmas Card Stamp a Stack 11AM

5 cards each of 3 designs plus envelopes for $25

Oct 16th: Technique Class 6:30pm
Oct 17th: Technique Class 11:00AM

2 cards each of 2  techniques – 1 using paper and 1 using ink. 
$10 class fee or free with a $25 or more order placed the day of the event.

Oct 22nd: Paper Pumpkin Play Date 6:30pm

Free for all Paper Pumpkin Subscribers. Don’t know what Paper Pumpkin is? Come try it out for a small $5 fee and see if it is right for you.

Find more information and RSVP at my Events Page.

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Technique Class is coming!~

Happy Friday Ya’ll! I hope that you have had a spectacular week. We are settling into our school routine and started our week at a new homeschool co-op. We all had a wonderful time and are really looking forward to the adventure ahead.
I wanted to share with you the cards that we will be making in next week’s technique class and encourage you to join me! Cost for the class is just $10. We will make a total of 4 cards and you will know 2 new techniques to use again and again.
Color your DSP for a soft, vintage look.

Kissing is so much fun!

More kissing – in honor of Autumn
As you can see we are going to make some amazing cards and I look forward each month to teaching you something new.
Technique Class
Friday, Sept. 25th 6:30PM
OR
Saturday, Sept. 26th 11AM
Class fee is just $10 for 4 cards. Please bring your favorite adhesive and a bone folder.
 If you would like to join me you can send me an email or RSVP to my Facebook Event Here.

Paper Pumpkin on Sale Now

This month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is so cute.  Take a look at this!
It’s a great time to try Paper Pumpkin, our subscription kit in the mail.
 

If you’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great a time-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too! 

 
This offer is good through September 10, 2015, so don’t delay.

Details: Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! Please sign up HERE. After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included). 

All monthly subscribers are invited to my FREE Paper Pumpkin event each month which includes additional project ideas, snacks and fellowship as we craft together. 
I hope you are having a great weekend!
Hugs and Happy Stampin’ ~ Jen, The Stamp Diva

ICS Blog Hop – Butterflies are Free!

Welcome hoppers to the July edition of the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop! Welcome to those of your who have arrived here from Claudia’s Blog – didn’t you just love her card! If you arrived here all on your own – we are so glad to have you!
Our theme this month is Butterflies! Stampin’ Up! offers us quite a few choices in this area and is one of my most favorite images!
The card I have made for you this month is using the gorgeous stamp set Butterfly Basics and the coordinating Framelit. This is one of the wonderful bundles carried over from our Occasions Catalog and I could not be happier. I just adore this bundle. This card design will work in so many color combinations and with just a change of sentiment, can be used for so many different occasions. I love the muted colors on the cardstock so that the large butterfly image can really be the focal point. Below you will find a list of the supplies used in the making of this card and as always you can purchase these supplies at my Stampin’ Store Online.  
Now, it’s time to hop on over to Joni’s blog and see what she has for you! Thanks so much for hopping by. Be sure to leave me love in the form of a comment and subscribe to the blog so you never miss a post!
Hugs and happy stampin’!
http://www.joniinthespotlightstamping.com/2015/07/ics-blog-hop-butterflies-are-free.html

Product List
113439s

$110.00

ICS Blog Hop – Happy Mother’s Day

Hail to all mothers, everywhere! Mothers are the heart of our homes and close to our hearts. Mothers Day is not for a couple of months but we are honoring mothers this month for our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop! Welcome to the hop from either Facebook or Nichole’s Blog. I love Nichole’s work and she is one of my very best friends ever!! {{mmmwwwaahhhhh friend!}


My card is using a color combination that I just love. The Cherry and Blues are so complimentary! The layout is clean and simple but small elements such as the texture folder and the rhinestones really take this up just a notch.


I love the large Butterfly diecut and am so excited that these will soon be available again. I think they are just perfect for spring and summer and are a stunning piece to any projects!


Now, you are hopping off to Tina’s Blog and see what she has in store! Thank you for stopping by. Please leave me love in the form of a comment and be sure to subscribe so that you never miss a post!
http://thesimpleandcreativecorner.blogspot.com/2015/04/ics-blog-hop-happy-mothers-day.html

Hugs and Happy Stampin’!
~Jen

I’ve been NOMINATED!!! Creative Crew BLOG HOP!!!

What a surprise! I have been nominated by my sweet friend Janice over at Perfectly Paper by Janice to participate in the Creative Crew Blog Hop! Janice and I have been friends online for years & years and were finally able to meet in person for the first time last summer. I love her sassy and spunky attitude and she has amazing stamping talent. She has been a good friend and I’m honored to have been chosen by her. 

The rules of the blog hop are as follows:
1. Create a project exclusive to the Creative Crew Blog Hop
2. to answer a few questions
3. to nominate (2) stampers that inspire me!

Here is my project made special for this blog hop only!
 I love this Lotus Blossom flower from the 2015 Sale-A-Bration catalog. It does not matter what color combnation you use it is always stunning. This time I tried a variety of blues for the monochromatic color scheme. I wanted this to really shimmer and shine so I added some dazzling diamonds to the flowers, rhinestones and sequins as well as silver foil paper and silver ribbon to tie it all together. I am so happy with how it turned out, although this photograph does not quite show all of the details. 
The background layer is created with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder and some white craft ink daubed onto each circle. It’s a soft touch but adds more dimension to the layer. 

Now, for the questions we are going to need to answer 🙂

1. What are you working on? My current projects are items for an upcoming live Stampin’ Up! inspired event happening here in Boise. I am working on a raffle prize and product suite for display. This is a big event and the projects are going to really stretch me creatively!

2. How does your work differ from others in your genre? I think my work is pretty unique. I pay attention to current trends but really just do my own thing when it comes to actually creating something. Most of my projects and cards are clean and simple but occasionally I like to make things over the top and see how far I can take it.

3. Why do you create what you do? Usually I am creating so that I can share what I do with those that I love. I am also having more classes and workshops and so that also gives me a great reason to create, try new things and see what I can come up with.

4. How does your creative process work? It really depends on the project. Many times I choose the stamp set that I want to work with and then find a layout I like. Othertimes, when my stampin mojo is missing, I will start with a color combo challenge or sketch challenge and use that to help fuel my creativity. I think that is what I love so much about Stampin’ Up! My process for creating can be different every time but because I know that I have amazing tools, stamps and colors that will always coordinate, my projects turn out every time! (well, almost every time!)


Whew! I had been dreading that part of the blog hop but now that it’s over, it really wasn’t hard and was actually fun to think about some of that.


Lastly, for my nominations for next week I would love to nominate two very special people. The first is my best friend and the person who first introduced me to Stampin’ Up!, Nichole Smith at Scrappy Stamps & Ink. She is always there for me and inspires me to grow and try new things that are totally outside of my stampin style. 

The other person I wish to nominate is my amazing downline, Janey Backer at Inspired Stamping: By Janey Backer. She has made me think about my SU! business in new ways and is always a friend when I need one. I love her sweet style and am so proud of how far she has taken her business since joining Stampin up! 

Be sure to check their blogs NEXT Monday, Feb. 23rd for amazing creations. Thanks for stopping by. Leave me some love by commenting on my card and be sure to subscribe to the blog so that you never miss another post! 

Happy Stampin’!!

It’s time to say goodbye

This is also my very FIRST Blog Hop and I am so excited to have you join me!

Another year is here and another retired list has been released. Of course this means we are saying goodbye to many of our favorites! Today I want to share with you a card from one of my favorite sets, Delicate Doilies. This set worked so well for all color combinations and so many different occasions.

For my card I used Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo. Since this card is for encouragement I wanted to use bright and cheery colors. The sentiment comes from another retiring set called Blessings from Heaven. A small accent of ribbon and a couple of pearls finish this off with a simple elegance.

I hope you have enjoyed my card and now send you to Darla and her creation!

http://stampinwithdarlaandsisters.blogspot.com/2014/05/going-away-blog-hop.html

And you can find the other fab projects in this hop here:
http://flyingstamper.blogspot.com/2014/05/last-chance-blog-hop-and-blog-candy.html?m=1
http://scrappystampsandink.blogspot.com/2014/05/going-away-party.html
http://thesimpleandcreativecorner.blogspot.com/2014/05/going-away-blog-hop.html
http://mossub.com/?p=1731
http://stampingwithpearl.blogspot.com/2014/05/last-chance-blog-hop.html
http://stampingrandma.blogspot.com/2014/05/last-chance-blog-hop.html
http://oliviastamps.blogspot.com/2014/05/last-chance-blog-hop.html
http://thestampdiva.blogspot.com/2014/05/its-time-to-say-goodbye.html  **YOU ARE HERE***
http://stampinwithdarlaandsisters.blogspot.com/2014/05/going-away-blog-hop.html
http://stampingtammy.blogspot.com/2014/05/last-chance-blog-hop.html