ICS Blog Hop – Perfectly Packaged

Welcome to the last Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop of 2015! We are so glad to have you here! You may have hopped here from Deb’s Blog, or this may be your starting point. Just follow the hop along and you will be sure to see many great projects tonight!

Our theme this month is Gift Packaging and that is one of my favorite things to create! I love crafting 3-D items and this is the perfect holiday to really show that off! This project is also wonderful for the Stampin Royalty Challenge of the week and I will be submitting it there as well!
My project was created for my annual gift packaging class held last weekend. I love to do something Santa related each year. 
This year I used the Berry Basket for a quick and super cute project. This could be stuffed with anything from candies, to small gifts or even gift cards. This project is great for a guy or a gal and who doesn’t love Santa!
Thank you so much for stopping by tonight! You can subscribe to my blog on the right and never miss another post. I love blog love in the form of a comment, so please let me know what you think of this project!
Now it is time to hop on over and see what Darla and her sisters have created!
http://stampinwithdarlaandsisters.blogspot.com/2015/12/ics-blog-hop-perfectly-packaged.html

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113439s

$110.00

ICS Blog Hop Introducing the 2015-2017 In Colors

Welcome to the June edition of the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop. If you hopped here from Tina’s blog, welcome! And if you are just starting here we are so glad to have you!

This month we are showcasing the brand new 2015-2017 In Colors. In case you haven’t heard of them yet they are Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush (an excellent Seattle Seahawks color by the way!!), Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron.
Now, for my project. I wanted to really focus on the new colors and not distract you with a new image as well so I chose to use an old favorite of mine instead. The lighting in my space wasn’t the greatest when I took this photo so I hope that you can get a good sense of the colors. All of the supplies needed to make this card are listed below and you can shop my store 24/7.

Now, it’s time to hop on over and see what Darla and her sisters have created for this month.

http://stampinwithdarlaandsisters.blogspot.com/2015/06/ics-blog-hop-introducing-2015-2017-in.html

Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to leave me some love in the comments and you can subscribe so that you never miss a post!
Happy Stampin’
Jen – The Stamp Diva

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ICS May Blog Hop – Celebrate Dad!

May’s Blog Hop is here! This month for Inspire, Create, Share we are celebrating our father’s! Welcome to those who have hopped here from Tammy’s Blog. I am so glad that you are here!


Making a card that celebrates my dad is sometimes hard. If he were here today, I know that he would love this simple card the honors the One who created us all.

My earthly father is in heaven and I celebrate him being free from sickness and pain and having freedom in Heaven with Jesus!! Loosing him was hard but knowing who he is with and where he is makes a huge difference when I miss him. It’s been 11 years this month since his passing, and while it never gets easier I am more used to him being gone than I used to be. I am also blessed with an amazing father-in-love who has taken me in as family and I love him dearly! I look forward to celebrating with him and my husband next month.


Now, it’s time to hop over and see what Tina has in store for us this month.
Thanks for hopping by! Please leave me some love in the form of a comment and be sure to subscribe so that you never miss a post! 

http://thesimpleandcreativecorner.blogspot.com/2015/05/ics-may-blog-hop-celebrate-dad.html

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100080s

Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker
[100080]
$3.50
100071s

Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker
[100071]
$3.50

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’!!

Inspire Create Share Blog Hop August 2014

I cannot believe how fast the time flies! Here it is, another monthly Inspire, Create, Share blog hop. Welcome to those who have arrived here from Tina’s Blog! For everyone else you can start here and travel in the full circut around to all the other bloggers in our hop.

This month’s theme is black and white, with a pop of color if you choose! This card was inspired by a card that I created for our ICS Blog Hop Swap at the Inspire, Create, Share 2014 Convention. Here is our group photo, taken the last day of Convention. It was an amazing experience to be there in Salt lake with 4,000 other demonstrators and I am already planning next years trip. I would love to have you join my team and we can enjoy it together!

So, now for my card! I wanted to give the original design a little tweaking and add a small pop of color so here is what I came up with~

The card base is white, which is hard to see in this photo because of the backdrop. I used the Large Polka Dot embossing folder (#133739) on 2/3rd of the top white layer and stamped the sentiment  which comes from the set Trust God (#132094/126702) right above on the non embossed portion. The flowers were stamped in Basic Black from the Petite Petals set (#133152/133155) and the 3 lower flowers were popped up with  Dimensionals (#104430). The final pop of color is the Lost Lagoon Stitched Stain Ribbon (#133672) and is a favorite of mine in ANY color!

http://evascardsandthings.com/2014/08/inspire-create-share-blog-hop-august/

Next up in our hop is Eva and I am sure you will adore her card as well. I LOVE to hear from those you stop by so please leave me a comment!

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Hugs!
~Jen