Stampin’ Royalty Challenge SR#304

Hey friends! Happy Monday! Do I have a treat for you. Today I am playing along in the Stampin’ Royalty Challenge.
This one really stretched me but I absolutely love how my card turned out. The most nontraditional colors have made me just swoon.
The two shades of pink combined with the gold is just stunning to me and it something I would save for Valentine’s Day. However, this card came together for me and I think it’s elegant and works so well together. 
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Inspired by…..

Hello friends! Today I am playing along with the SSInk27 Challenge. I love design challenges and have decided this is a great way to stretch myself.
Fall is in full swing and soon it will be time to put these beautiful colors and textures away and focus on Christmas. I am happy to have a few more days to craft for fall. I wanted to make a coordinating card and gift item because I love giving away what I craft! I love this pillow box die and will miss it terribly when it retires next month!

 I did a little bit of rock and roll technique on the leaves. I wasn’t totally thrilled with them but the do look like they are turning from one color to another.
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Season to Season Wreath

Have you seen this adorable wreath the we are offering right now? If not – you are going to want to check this out. It has banners for 3 fall/winter holidays and  you can easily make banners for the rest of the year as well, which is what I plan on doing!
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And to see how easy this is to create – check out this video!

This wreath and the coordinating stamp set can be purchased at my store 24/7 so head on over and get yours today!

Gifts for Teachers

Happy November everyone! I love this month so much. Fall leaves, pumpkin everything, Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks.  
Today’s post is one that I had meant to share a few weeks ago, and somehow it got missed. It is still fall related because we just started a new homeschool co-op this fall. I always love to give the other moms who teach my kids little treats throughout the year and this is what we started off with.
This project was inspired by a tutorial my upline created and as soon as I saw the little clipboards, I knew I had to make some of them. Are they not the cutest thing ever!!!
I packaged these back to back in a little cello bag and tied the top with some retired ribbon (oops! It was the only one I had that matched)
Thanks for stopping my today. I would love to know what you think of the project – leave me a comment! You can subscribe to the blog and never miss another post.
Have a great Monday! 

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Happy Stampin’ Up! Anniversary to ME!

Oh my gosh!!! Happy Happy Day!! It’s the week of my 2 year Anniversary since I re-joined the Stampin’ Up! family! I am so happy to be a part of this family, and that really is what it feels like! My fellow demonstrators are like sisters, and a few brothers – Demonstrator Support is like an aunt or uncle that you can always call to help you through things, and the amazing people that I have met in my 10+ years of paper crafting are so very important to me. Thank you all for being a part of my journey!
So – to celebrate SU! is having a SALE!!! Ok, ok, it’s not quite just because it’s my anniverary, however they are having a sale for only a few days and it feels like the timing is just perfect doesn’t it!

So, here are the details:

  • Dates: October 19-23, 2015
  • Host stamp sets, rotary stamps, and supply list stamp sets are not eligible for the 15 percent promotional discount on stamps.
  • Bundles are not eligible for this promotional discount, but they will retain their current 15 percent Bundle & Save discount. The stamp set from the bundle may still be purchased ala carte with the 15 percent promotional discount.
  • Stamps purchased using a 50 percent Stampin’ Rewards discount will not be available for this 15 percent promotional discount. Stamps purchased using Stampin’ Rewards discounts will still be 50 percent off retail value of the stamp set.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many discounted stamp sets can be placed on an order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. 

As always you can call or email me with your orders or you can order online at my website!

Be sure to come back again tomorrow as we will be celebrating all week long with ideas, inspiration and giveaways! You can subscribe to the blog so you never miss a post!

ICS Blog Hop Fall for All

Welcome back hoppers for another month of ideas and inspiration. If you have arrived from Deb’s Blog, I am so glad you stopped by. Wasn’t her project just awesome! If this is your first stop on the hop – Welcome! Just follow the links at the end of each post so you are sure to not miss a thing!
 This month we are all focusing on fall. While fall is not my favorite season, I do love the gorgeous colors of the trees, all things pumpkin and the Thanksgiving holiday.
I also love this fall themed Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog. It made creating this card so quick and easy. Lots of layers really help the texture and then the fussy cut leaves and acorn were the finishing touches. I wanted the paper to be the star of the show so this card is actually embellishment free – not something I usually do.
Be sure to check back on Friday for the coordinating projects that I did with this card. They are so much fun and you won’t want to miss them!
Now, it’s time to hop on over to Tina’s Blog and see what she has in store for us. Please leave me some love in the form of a comment and let me know what you think of my card. I would love for you to subscribe to my blog and never miss a post!
http://www.tinascropshop.com/2015/10/ics-blog-hop-fall-for-all.html
You can find the list of supplies below and they can all be purchased on my website! Each order will include a hand stamped card from me! 

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Stamp Out Breast Cancer with Paper Pumpkin

To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re going PINK . . . or at least our October boxes are! And because we know our subscribers want to share the love too, we will be making a donation on their behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Stampin’ Up! will donate
  • $1 for every active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
  • Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber.
Together, we will make a difference!
Here’s how you can help: 
  1. Subscribe! If you’re new to Paper Pumpkin, click here to get started. Your first kit will arrive in a limited-edition pink box that you’ll want to hold onto forever-and we’ll donate $2 because you’re new!
  2. Stay active if you’re a subscriber so we can donate $1 for you. Only those who receive the October shipment will be counted for the donation.
  3. Spread the word! Help us get as many new subscribers as possible. Every current subscriber adds $1 and for new subscribers it’s doubled, so let’s get the word out and raise as much as possible. 

More About BCRF

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $550 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world. This year BCRF has invested $58.6 million in research, to support over 235 researchers at leading medical institutions across six continents, including $11.6 million to the international Evelyn H. Lauder Founder’s Fund focused on metastasis. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and public awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the nation’s most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization with an “A+” from CharityWatch, and has been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars 13 times since 2002. For more information, please visit: www.bcrfcure.org.

Additional Details: 

  • New subscribers are those who signed up between September 11 and October 10, 2015 and have not been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber at any time in the past. 
  • All funds will be donated in US dollars.
  • Mini spoiler alert! The October project inside the pink box is just as awesome as always, but we should probably let you know that it is not a pink project. That’s all we’re saying. 😉
  • Funds will be donated based on number of subscribers instead of boxes shipped. But, if you want more than one pink box, you can always increase your subscription quantity by logging into your account at PaperPumpkin.com before October 10.

Tic Tac Tutorial

Hello friends! It’s been a busy 1st week of September around these parts. Birthdays, youth outreach events, getting caught up from vacation and then friends in town for the holiday weekend. I hope that things have been going well for you! 

In July, I participated in a Treat Swap at Convention in Salt Lake City. My treat holder was an original creation and I have had some requests for directions so today I present to you my very first tutorial!!!! Creating something like a tutorial was very overwhelming for me and I decided I just needed to face my fears and do it. So, without further ado…..
Start with a piece of card stock measuring 4.5″ X 6″
  Using your Simply Scored Scoring Tool, score the short side of your card stock at 3/4″ and 3-3/4″
 then score the long side of your card stock at 5/8″, 1-3/8″, 3-3/8″ and 4″
 Cut some coordinating Designer Series Paper so that you have the following
2 at 2-3/4″ X 1-3/4″
2 at 1/2″ X 1-3/4″
1 at 1/2″ X 2-3/4″
You will also need a piece of coordinating card stock cut to 3/8″ X 2-1/2″ and scored at 1/2″, 3/4″, 1-3/4″ and 2″

Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere the designer series paper to the card stock, leaving the top side sections blank. These are folded in and never seen or cut away.
 Fold along all score lines and crease using your bone folder.

Using your paper snips, cut on the first and second horizontal score lines from the bottom up to the vertical score line and cut a small V into each to make folding easier. Repeat on the opposite side. 
Next, cut away the top two side sections on the score lines on each side of the box. 
When you are done, your box should look like this:
Using your Liquid glue you can now assemble the box, fold your handle and attach to the top.
Cut a 5/8″ Velcro circle into quarters

Attach the soft side of the velcro to the lid of your box and fold over to find the proper placement of the rough side. Press firmly to make sure that each half is securely in place.
 Voila! Your box is now complete!! Just add Tic Tac’s!

I hope that you love this project as much as I do. If you would like a printable version of the tutorial, click here
I would love to know your thoughts on this so leave me a comment! Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog so that you never miss another post.
Hugs and Happy Stampin’!
Jen – The Stamp Diva

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ICS Blog Hop – Introducing the Holiday Catalog!

Hello Hoppers and welcome to the September edition of the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop. You may have hopped here from Amanda’s Blog or this could be your first stop. Either way, I am so glad to have you here.



 Today we are showcasing our favorite products from the just released 2015 Holiday Catalog by Stampin’ Up! This year’s catalog is packed with so many amazing products – I want them all! If you don’t have a catalog yet and would like me to mail you one, just let me know!

One of my favorite bundles is the Jingle All the Way stamp set and matching Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies. As soon as I saw it during the unveiling at Stampin’ Up! North American Convention in July, I knew it would be one of the first things I purchased.


 This stamp set includes 13 stamps and 3 coordinating edgelits so that you are able to make a variety of scenes on your cards, scrapbooks pages or projects. Once cut, the edgelits can be flipped over to be used in reverse and adds even more versatility to the set. I cannot wait to share some of the other ways I have been using this set with you in the coming weeks and months. It is a stand out for sure! Using the 4 different colors of cardstock for this card gave the project depth and dimension and I think really helps set the scene. I love the glitter effect for snow using the Dazzling Details underneath the sleigh.  You can find all of the supplies used for my card at the bottom of this post and you can purchase all of them at my online store.

Now, it’s time to hop on over to Deb’s Blog and see her fantastic project! 

Thanks for stopping by today! Show me some love by leaving me a comment and be sure to subscribe so that you never miss another post!

Hugs and Happy Stampin’
Jen – The Stamp Diva


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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