Saturday, September 27, 2014

Shoebox Swap Cards

At the Chocoholic Chicks meeting a week ago, we had a "shoebox swap".  To do a swap like this, each stamper designs a card that she likes, and then puts all the supplies to duplicate that card in a box so that everyone at the meeting can re-create the card themselves.  The cardstock is pre-cut to size, and all inks and embellishments are included. It's always lots of fun to see the cards and to stamp them.
From Millan.Net
This card was designed by Diane Kipp.  She used the Motley Monsters DSP, White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim, Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and the hostess exclusive Good Greetings stamp set.
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The next one is my card.  I used the Seasonally Scattered stamp set, Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper, Gold Basic Metal Buttons, and Linen Thread.
 From Millan.Net
This bright card was from Emily Mullin.  It uses an image from the Work of Art stamp set with a coordinating Bitty Butterfly on each color. Black Candy Dots finish off the butterflies.
 From Millan.Net
Diana Shingledecker designed this screen card using the Four Feathers stamp set and coordinating Feathers Framelits Dies. The colors were picked from the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper pack.  The Decorative Label punch makes the "legs" at the bottom.
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The last card I made for the evening was designed by Beata Fiebelkorn.  She used the Festival of Trees stamp set and coordinating Tree Punch. The On Point TIEF was used on the white background and that rich-looking ribbon is Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog.
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All told it was a wonderful evening with lots of stamping, snacking (of course!), and laughing!
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Until next time...

HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Class Card Projects & Weekly Deals

As I mentioned before, I have been honored to be able to teach stamping classes at our local school as  part of their continuing education courses.  I try to keep the cards fairly simple, but still interesting enough for the more experienced stamper.

I like to start the class out with a simple card like this monochromatic one done with Wetlands. I don't know about you, but it seems that I always need more masculine cards on hand.
 From Millan.Net
The ladies absolutely loved this next card! It was CASE-d from somewhere online, but I can't remember where.  (That information would be on my computer that is in the shop right now.)  Anyway, it's made with the Beautiful Bunch stamp set and coordinating Fun Flower Punch.
 From Millan.Net
Have you fallen in love with the Kinda Eclectic stamp set yet? It's so versatile and just stamping that big sunburst makes me smile!
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The last card of the night used the "Masking Tape Technique" with Serene Silhouettes. This technique makes such a cool background for your images.
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And here are the Weekly Deals, starting September 23:
Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack by Stampin' Up!
Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Faces I Love Swatchbook Template -- Digital Download
Faces I Love Swatchbook Template - Digital Download
Price: $12.95 $7.77
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Gold Glitz Dazzling Details by Stampin' Up!
Gold Glitz Dazzling Details
Price: $2.50 $1.88
Hamburger Box Bigz Xl Die by Stampin' Up!
Hamburger Box Bigz Xl Die
Price: $42.95 $32.21
Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack
Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Ovals Collection Framelits Die
Ovals Collection Framelits Die
Price: $26.95 $20.21
Party Pennants Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!
Party Pennants Bigz L Die
Price: $32.95 $24.71
Until next time...
HAPPY STAMPING! 
Jayne Stenstrom 
jayne@jaynestamps.com 
Shop now at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/jaynestamps/ 
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stamping-with-Jayne/305361602711

Sunday, September 21, 2014

For All Things

The first time I saw this stamp set in the Holiday Catalog, I knew it would become part of my collection.  I love the colors of Fall and pretty much anything associated with Fall.

I made this card for a Holiday Catalog swap I participated in.  There were 17 swappers and each one of us chose a different stamp set to use.  It was so fun to see everyone's creativity!
From Millan.Net
So without further ado... here's my creation!
So what do you think?  It took me a few tries to get it exactly how I wanted it, but I was pleased with the final results.
 From Millan.Net
SUPPLIES USED:
Stamps:  For All Things, Hardwood
Paper:  Soft Suede, Whisper White, Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper
Inks:  Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Old Olive
Accessories:  Circles Collection Framelits, Linen Thread, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Dimensionals
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Until next time...
HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com
Shop now at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/jaynestamps/
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stamping-with-Jayne/305361602711

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Fest Fun

Today's cards are all made with the Fall Fest stamp set and coordinating Fun Fall Framelits Dies.  This set is so adorable and so much fun to stamp with!  Most of them also use the Motley Monsters DSP.  Too cute!
From Millan.Net
The ghosts are cut from our new Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the edges are sponged with Basic Grey.
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I really like the paper above with the stacked birds.  The pumpkins above are each stamped in a different color - Tangerine Tango, Tangelo Twist, or Pumpkin Pie.  This stamp set is in photopolymer, so it's a snap to line up the faces on the pumpkins.
From Millan.Net
This last card uses one of the papers from Motley Monsters, but the faces were stamped on it with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Coastal Cabana.  All of these card designs came from a tutorial by Create with Connie & Mary.  You can download the tutorial for free by going HERE.

Until next time...
HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com
Shop now at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/jaynestamps/ 
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stamping-with-Jayne/305361602711

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Weekly Deals

 
I've been without internet connection for three days (other than my iPad)! My computer was taken to the shop this morning, and we finally managed to get my much older computer up and running. Not sure how long it will last, but I'm here for now.  And of course, I had everything set up a certain way on my other computer, so things are going to take longer now...  I can't even get into my cute smileys website because I don't remember my user name!  (Insert crying smiley face here.)

Anyway, hopefully I'll be able to get some pictures posted soon. I'll have to put new ones on this computer, so keep your fingers crossed for me that everything decides to work correctly!

HAPPY STAMPING! 
Jayne Stenstrom 
jayne@jaynestamps.com 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin Special and Simply Pressed Clay

 
If you've never tried My Paper Pumpkin before, now is a GREAT time to do it!  New subscribers can get 50% off the first two months when they sign up by September 10!  Use Promo Code, HALFOFF2, when you sign up.  And if you don't have another demonstrator, be sure to put my name in when asked. 

Here are this week's deals:
And to inspire you with the items on the weekly deals, I have a card to show.  This card has a simply pressed clay flower on it.  You can make flowers or buttons in any of our colors to coordinate with your projects!  How cool is that?!
Until next time...

HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rubber Stamping Classes

I have been asked to teach classes for Portage Public Schools Community Education again!
 
From Millan.Net 
No, not like that!  These classes are FUN!!  

More of this:
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And none of this:
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The first class will be on Wednesday, September 17 from 6:30-8:30 PMClasses are offered through Portage Public Schools Community Education. Contact www.PPSCommEd.org or 269-323-6700 for information on registering. Cost is $15.00 per class.

Each class features unique projects and different techniques or folds. Make your cards in class and take them home with you that night!
*Bring your own adhesive and scissors. All other supplies will be provided. 


Hope you can come to one of these classes!  We'll be offering at least one a month for the next four months.  Until next time...

HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com