Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Hey everyone! Today I am participating in the Paper Craft Crew Challenge! This is my first time trying their challenge and I love what I’ve come up with!

Masculine birthday cards can be so hard to design but I think this card turned out to be a winner. With the blues of the color choices and the clean layout and design this is a card that could be given to any man in your life.
All products for the project are listed below and you can shop my store 24/7 to purchase any that you need!
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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

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’!!

ICS Blog Hop – Let’s Sale-A-Brate

Here it is! Our Sale-A-Bration ICS Blog Hop!! You may have joined me from Tammy’s Blog – didn’t you just love her creation? Or maybe you are starting right here. Either way we are so glad you are joining us.
This month we’re showcasing those awesome Sale-A-Brations products! If your not familiar with the Sale-A-Brations promotion here is the scoop: Place a $50 order with your demonstrator and choose one of the special Sale-A-Brations items for FREE! The promotion runs to 3/31/2015 so you’ve got time to place a few orders and get some FREE products. We stamper’s love our FREE product RIGHT? If you don’t have a demonstrator and would love to see the current catalogs, just drop me a comment or email and I will get one out to you!

Now, for my project. 
I decided to showcase the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set because this one is my absolute favorite. I love that it can be done in 3 shades of one color, 1 color stamped off different times for each petal or you could go totally crazy and use 3 unique colors. No matter what you do with this set the image is gorgeous every single time.

Now, it’s time to hop on over to the stampin sisters blog and see what they have made for us. 
http://stampinwithdarlaandsisters.blogspot.com/2015/02/ics-blog-hop-lets-sale-brate.html
Please leave me some blog love in the form of a comment and be sure to subscribe so that you never miss a post! Thanks for hoppin’ in and Happy Stampin’!

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ICS Blog Hop – Be Mine

Hello fellow crafter’s and Happy New Year!! I hope that your holiday season was full of blessings and the new year is off to an amazing start. It is the first Wednesday of the month and that means another fantastic Blog Hop with the Inspire, Create, Share Hoppers!
You may have arrived here from Olivia’s Blog. Isn’t she so talented? I love her work! Or you may have started here and I want to say welcome to everyone.

And now, onto my project. This card image is from the just released stamp set Big on You and I have to say that it is in my top 3 favorites from the new Occasions Catalog. I love when I have a big image that can be the main focal point for a card. They can be dressed up or left simple and make quick work of card making in a pinch.
 I thought this card would be great for Valentines Day and can easily be switched up for your guy using a different background masculine colors. It could also be a great anniversary card or any time!

All of the supplies used can be found below and you can shop my store 24/7 to order these great products.


Now, onto Nichole’s blog to see what she has in store for you! Thanks for Hopping with us. Please leave Blog Love in the form of a comment and subscribe so you never miss a post! Happy Stampin’!
http://scrappystampsandink.blogspot.com/2015/01/ics-blog-hop-be-mine.html

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120974s

Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Marker
[120974]
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ICS Blog Hop – Tis The Season

Hello everyone and welcome to the monthly Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop! 
You may have arrived from Deb’s blog, or are just starting the hop here. Either way I am so glad you are here!

It is amazing how fast the Christmas season came upon us and now we are more than 1/2 way through it. If you are like me, you might be looking for some cute gift packaging ideas.  That is what I have to share with you today. My project was created using the Take Out Boxes, All is Calm DSP, some ribbon, a few tags and some pretty, pretty silver accents. 

The  ribbon and tags is designed to slide off the box easily and remain intact and beautiful! The belly band can then be gently removed and the box opened. I love these contemporary colors of blues, greens and silver at Christmas time. I hope you enjoy this project and it inspires you to create unique gift packaging this holiday season.

Now, you get to hop on over to Olivia’s blog and see what she has in store for you. I am sure it is going to be adorable! Thank you so much for stopping by. Be sure to leave me a note telling me what you thought of my project and please subscribe to my blog so that you never miss a post!
http://oliviastamps.blogspot.com/2014/12/ics-blog-hop-tis-season.html
Product List
120975s

Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Marker
[120975]
$3.50

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