Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bloomin' Marvelous

Don't you just love this color combination?  It is so young and fresh.  It really makes me ready for spring to get here already!

Make sure you take advantage of Sale-A-Bration so that you can earn this exclusive stamp set for FREE!

Stamp Set: Bloomin' Marvelous (SAB)
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Accessories: Vine Street Embossing Folder (SAB) and Pearls

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Saturday Stampin'

Its that time again already!  Saturday Stampin'!  Its funny how fast a month can go by, isn't it?  Today I will be having a bunch of ladies, AND GUYS, over for a morning of stamping and having fun.  This is a time where I focus on simple, quick cards.  Most of the time I run to splitcoaststampers.com for inspiration.  Here are two of the cards we are going to make today:

I am glad that I had these cards ready to go before my vacation to New Orleans.  Now that I am home, I am back to work at my full-time job, and I am totally distracted by my new chickens!  If you are interested in checking them out, I have them on their own blog that my whole family will contribute to.  It is called "Cracked", and can be found at wehavechickens.blogspot.com.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mardi Gras

I just got back last night (at midnight, ugh!) from being in New Orleans visiting family, and catching a couple of the big parades.  It was SO much fun, and SO different than I expected.  I have to say my favorite part of the whole trip was the coffee and beignets at Cafe du Monde!  

No really.  It really was my favorite part...

Well obviously I have not been home to create new projects.  Can you really blame me?  But I still wanted to share something fun with you, so I found this neat idea on Stampinup.com.  I just LOVE the new Sale-A-Bration embossing folder!  What a neat idea, and I cant wait to translate it onto a card for club next month!

I also came across this cute little project by Artisan Award winner Marisa Gunn.  Don't you LOVE the new designer brads?  Not to mention the totally awesome Artisan Embellishment Kit!

AND the amazing Core-d-nations Cardstock!  *meep* So cute.

I will be back at it next week, and look forward to sharing more with you!  And by the way, the King Cake was pretty awesome too, even if I did get the baby! 
(That means I am the King, but also have to throw the next party!) Hmm...
Have a great week!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Card

Did you know Stampin' Up! is celebrating our 25th birthday?  There will be a lot of focus on birthday cards (and presents!) this year. 

Here is a card that I made for my Stampin' Club this month.  

Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, and Sycamore Street DSP (SAB)
Stamp Sets:  Sketched Birthday and Oh Hello
Accessories:  Big Shot, Oval Framelets, Scalloped Circle Punch, 

I got the idea from Splitcoast, but forgot who I CASED it from.
Sorry :(

My daughter Alexa and I ran a 5K together last weekend.  It was Valentine's themed, and they gave us candy and chocolate at the mid-point water station!  
What?  Yes, really.

We ran with a group of ladies and we all wore pink and white Tu-Tu's and tiaras, but we had already taken them off to go have some breakfast when we remembered that we should take a picture.  It was Alexa's first race!  We didn't win... In fact we barely survived, and complained about it the whole time, but it was fun. (It's a "runner" thing, ha ha)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Inky Fingers Sneak Peek

I am very excited about this! I have been so honored to be asked to design for Inky Fingers special session featuring the BIG SHOT!  If you want more details about this membership site, see this post.

Inky Fingers projects are exclusive, so I cannot post a whole picture for you.  BUT, I am so excited about what I designed, I just HAD to post a little pic...

I am, however, able to offer a class to my local customers! The date is still to be determined, so let me know if you would like me to notify you.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Saturday Stampin'

This is a card designed by my friend (and upline) Julie Gunhus.  She has quite a knack for creating simple cards that still make me say "That is so CUTE!"  This style is perfect for what we make at Saturday Stampin'!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black and Raspberry Ripple

Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Pennant Parade
Accessories:  Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Vintage Faceted Buttons, White Bakers Twine

Saturday Stampin' is an event I have been holding for three years now.  We meet at my home in the morning, on the 4th Saturday of each month.  This "stamp camp" is just $10, and we make two each of 4 simple, no-frills cards.  I design half of them, and the other half are designed by my friend and team member, Delaney Martin.  Check my calendar for more details.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Have you heard about Paper Pumpkin?

This is a monthly subscription, where a fun new project is sent to your door every month -- all you need to have on hand is a pair of scissors and some adhesive!  Click HERE to sign up.  Please make sure you select me (Jennifer Thomas, Caldwell, ID) as your demonstrator.  Then send me an email so I can send you a hand-stamped thank you!  As always, I am available for any help you need!

Here is what you will get in the first box- everything you need to make FOUR cards.  Want to have a Paper Pumpkin Party?  Contact me for more details about this exciting opportunity for local customers.

 So cute I cant even stand it!


Monday, February 4, 2013

Inky Fingers Club

Happy Birthday to my amazing father-in-law, Stan Thomas.  The family had a nice dinner together Saturday night, and look at the card he got "from my husband"!

Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Soft Suede and Patio Party DSP
Stamp Set: Sketched Birthday
Accessories:  Chevron and Argyle Embossing Folders, Pacific Point Bakers Twine, Neutrals Designer Buttons
I was inspired to create this card by one I saw on Splicoast, made by Becky Cowley

Take a look at this!  I am a guest artist at JB's Inky Fingers Club!  I created a VERY cute Bag Book album for this special session, that you will not see anywhere else!  Here is some more info, and a link to register:

Hi Stamping Friends!
I would like to welcome you to Inky Fingers Club, an online membership site featuring the hand stamped works of art created by talented designers featuring Stampin’ Up! products.
I am super excited to be hosting our 1st Special Session showcasing in the new Stampin’ Up! Spring Mini catalog and the Sale-a-bration catalog.
Do you love when a new Stampin’ Up! catalog arrives in your mailbox?
Do you ever feel challenged to come up with a variety of uses
for new stamps and products?
Do you enjoy different creative styles?
Do you want to participate in stamping challenges?
Do you like getting FREE stamps & embellishments?
Because if you do, I have great news for you!
Inky Fingers Club is a membership site with weekly tutorials that hosts three Special Sessions annually. For the Spring Special Session, each of our designers is creating a group of projects focusing on everyone’s favorite tool, THE BIG SHOT! There will be 14 exclusive collections, each in a unique style, surely enough variety to please everyone.
The Spring Special Session begins February 10th, a new and exclusive tutorial that features projects prepared by one of our creative designers
(including Becky Roberts, Penny Smiley, Missy Sparrow,
Carlene Eshelman, Celia Cawthon, Jennifer Thomas,
Amanda Burditt, Mary Kinsey and me, Julie Brewer)
will be revealed daily for two weeks. All the tutorial include detailed step by step directions and photos and are downloadable for members to print or save to their computer. These tutorials are exclusive to Inky Fingers Club and will not be available anywhere else.
As a special bonus, all the original samples will be given as prizes to Inky Fingers Club members during the Special Session. When members leave comments it thanks and inspires the designers and doing so makes those members eligible to win the original samples.
Membership in Inky Fingers Club Spring Special Session is $24.95; which comes to less than 50 cents a project! However, the first 50 stampers who register will receive the early bird discount and only pay $19.95. Simply click the “Buy Now” button below to join today and you won’t miss out on the awesome creativity of the designers in the Spring Special Session of Inky Fingers Club!
The early bird discount sold out
as of 11:30 EST Sunday 1/27!

Click HERE to register.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Stampin' Up! special, and a little about me!

I wanted to tell you about this new special,  and show you this awesome picture!

This is one of my Boston terriers, Rockwell.  My oldest daughter, Alexa, is becoming quite the photographer.  She is learning on her newly adopted Cannon Digital Rebel.  Don't let this doggie's sweet face fool you though--he is an onery little booger!



Sent with Love Special Offer

Pack your crafting bags, and get ready for a creative trip with our new Sent with Love products! These all-new travel-themed products are perfect for documenting family vacations, creating unique invitations, or myriad other fun paper-crafting projects!
And here’s the rub: these exclusive products are only available from February 1 through April 30! Buy the Sent with Love Stamp Set or Designer Series Paper separately—or get them both in a bundle with Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine for 20 percent off!
We’re also offering a coordinating digital kit. See below for item numbers and prices.
Item Description Price
131847 Sent with Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set* $17.95 US/ $21.95 CAN
132182 Sent with Love Designer Series Paper* $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
132851 Pretty Bundle*
Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine at a 20 percent discount!
$25.50 US/$31.50 CAN
132914 Sent with Love Digital Kit
Coordinates with the Sent with Love products. Not included in the Pretty Bundle.
$9.95 US/$12.50 CAN
*Only available through April 30, 2013

NEED this?  Here is my store!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Swaps from Leadership

I was thrilled to make it to Leadership for the first time this year, in Orlando.  I made a few of each of these and gave people a choice.  I was thrilled when people truly had a tough time deciding!

Don't you just love the You Rule stamp set?  It is so fun!  Who doesn't love a little bling once in a while!  And all that bright PINK!

Card Stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Stamp Sets:  You Rule, Word Play
Accessories:  Big Shot and Delicate Designs folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Large Rhinestones, Basic Black and Melon Mambo Stampin' Markers

 This one used the Big Shot a lot. (I'm a poet now.)  I really enjoy creating cards in muted color palettes sometimes.  So soft and pretty.

Card Stock: Very Vanilla and Baja Breeze 
Stamp Set: Just Thinking 
Accessories:  Big Shot, Framed Tulips Folder, Square Lattice Folder, Window Frames Collection Framelits, 5/8" Flower Trim, Designer Builder Brads, Victoria Crochet Trim

And finally, this one using the new DSP in the Spring catalog.  I just love those cute little hearts!

Card Stock: Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes, Pennant Parade
Accessories:  More Amore Specialty DSP, Pool Party Ribbon, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit