Wednesday, December 17, 2014

September Upscale Swap Cards

I have a bunch more cards to share today from the Upscale Swap in September.  Lots of great ideas from some great stampers.  I hope you enjoy them!

 Barbara Pisciotto - Bright & Beautiful

 Carol Stofer - Santa Stache

 Diane Kipp - For All Things

 Judi Cayton - Festival of Trees

 Laura Barto - Bright & Beautiful

 Sara Bolz - Freaky Friends

Jayne Stenstrom - Seasonally Scattered

As always, feel free to contact me if you have questions about how any of the cards were made or what supplies were used.  Until next time...
HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Upscale Swap Cards

I really haven't forgotten about my blog.  It's been such a pain trying to work without my computer.  I looked back through my posts, and as far as I can tell, I first took my computer in for repair (removing a virus) on SEPTEMBER 16!  It was back and forth to the repair shop over the next couple of months.  We took it back after we called the computer place and asked what was going on.  That was Thanksgiving weekend.  It still wasn't right.  We took it to a different computer repair place.  They had it cleaned and working great in ONE DAY!  Guess who's going to get all of my computer business from now on?
 From Millan.Net

Since it's been awhile since I've been able to post on a regular basis, I have a LOT of samples to share.  I'll try to dole them out in smaller doses and not post 50 at a time.  These cards are from the Upscale Swap (from August).
From Millan.Net

Carol Stofer - Kind Koala

 Deb Currier - For All Things

 Diane Kipp - A Happy Hooray

 Jayne Stenstrom - Wondrous Wreath

 Judi Cayton - Tee-Hee-Hee

Judy DiScipio - Flower Patch

 Laura Barto - Bright & Beautiful
 Here's Laura's card opened up.  Isn't it cool?

 Sara Bolz - Traveler

 Blended Bloom
 There wasn't a name included with this card.
 From Millan.Net
 Yvette DuBord - Kinda Eclectic
I hope that I can "catch up" on my posting and get back to doing it on a regular basis.  I've been posting on my Facebook page, so you can always go check that out if you're needing some inspiration!

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

Monday, December 1, 2014

More Step-It-Up Cards

 
One more day to get some amazing deals from Stampin' Up!  Don't wait until Wednesday, or it will be too late.  And we really don't want the drama, right?
From Millan.Net
I hope you enjoyed a good Thanksgiving with friends and/or family.  My sister and her family came to our house because they were leaving the next day on a Caribbean cruise! I tried to get them to take me along, but no such luck.  Sigh.

As I promised in my last post, I have some additional cards from my Step-It-Up Cards class to show you. The first set uses For All Things.
On the stepped-up version (which was CASE-d from one I saw on-line), I took out the background stamping and added an embossing folder along with some ribbon down the left side.  The center image was cut out with the Oval Framelits Dies.  The bow in the center is from the 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon.  Cut a length of the ribbon, then cut off one long edge.  Pull some of the loose fibers from the ribbon and you have a cool new textured ribbon!
From Millan.Net
The second card uses the Bright & Beautiful stamp set. To be honest, this card seemed to be lacking, but I had to keep it simple. Sometimes I find that hard to do.
This card is more to my liking!  The star in the center was embossed with Silver Emboss Powder.  The Stylish Stripes embossing folder was used on the background, and small silver stars were added.  They were created by punching a star with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack from Silver Foil Sheet and then using the smallest Stars Framelit to cut around that.
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And I saved my favorite card for last. I love the Wondrous Wreath stamp set with its coordinating Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies.  Because the stamp set is photopolymer, it's so easy to line up the images on the wreath.  The paper is from the Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper pack.
To "step up" this card, we simply added another layer of cardstock between the layers, used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, and added some Gold Sequin Trim across the card along with some individual gold sequins on the wreath. This wreath is also cut out with the framelits and popped up with some Dimensionals for additional depth.
From Millan.Net
So are you a step-it-upper or do you like the clean and simple look?  Either one is great - after all, stamping is all about YOUR style!  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, November 23, 2014

Step-It-Up Cards

 
Stampin' Up!'s extravaganza sale starts tomorrow, November 24 and runs through December 2!  You can see all the items available in this sale HERE!!
From Millan.Net
There are some door buster sales exclusively available on Monday, November 24th and then more available on Monday, December 2!  Here are some of the items available tomorrow - Textured Impressions Embossing Folders for only $5 each!!
I just took a quick look through the list and I see punches, lots of ribbon, glimmer paper (squee!!), the Big Shot Magnetic Platform (love mine!), Designer Series Papers, Stamp Sets, Buttons, Emboss Powder, Framelits, and so much more!
From Millan.Net
Don't wait to order because items are only while supplies last.  You can always order online by going to my demonstrator website at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/jaynestamps/ or by contacting me directly!
From Millan.Net
A few weeks ago I had a Step-It-Up Cards Class. The ladies who came all enjoyed the cards, and it was fun to see how simply by adding texture (see above sale!), ribbon, or another layer of cardstock can make your projects look amazing!

The first card is a monochromatic card using the Four Feathers stamp set.
Here it is "stepped-up" by adding a textured background, some Burlap Ribbon, and a few Basic Pearls.

This card is made with the Festival of Trees stamp set, Trim the Tree DSP Stack, and Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog.
The basic elements on this card are the same, but we added the coordinating Tree Punch, strips of Cherry Cobbler cardstock punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch, a small star punched from Red Glimmer Paper, and accented the tree with dots of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.
(Did you notice how the tree on the right isn't actually stamped here, but is just the DSP showing through the punched-out space? Pretty clever, huh?)
From Millan.Net
I have more cards from this class that I'll be posting soon.  But until then...
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

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Winter Wishes Frame Class

Got the winter blues already? Well, how about beating those blues by making an adorable Winter Wishes Frame?
From Millan.Net
Winter Wishes Frame Class - Dec. 9 or 10
Join me for a fun night of crafting when we make this adorable winter frame! You will be able to create this cute project that night and have it ready to hang in your own home or give as a gift!  Finished size is 8"x8".  Cost for class is $25.00 (does not include frame, but I have some available for $5 each if you need one).

I'm offering this class for two nights, so you can choose which one works best for you!  Tuesday, December 9 at 6:30 PM or Wednesday, December 10 at 6:30 PM.  When you register, please let me know which night you prefer.  Please RSVP with your payment by December 4 if you'll be coming.  Space is limited, so don't wait to register.  Plus, the earlier you register, the better for me to have enough supplies on hand for everyone.

That first picture doesn't quite show the "bling" factor going on here.  Maybe you can see this one better...
As always, please bring your own adhesive (including a strong tape like Sticky Strip), scissors, and paper trimmer.  All classes are for adults only.  Any questions? Let me know!

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, November 12, 2014

Project Life by Stampin' Up! - Not Just for Memory Keeping

Have you seen any of the Project Life Collections by Stampin' Up!? You really should check them out! If you have bunches of pictures that are sitting in boxes, this system is a quick and adorable way to get them into albums.

Today I have some card samples that were made at the Creative Convention that Ronda Wade hosted in October.  I'm assuming that the card ideas were hers.  They are terrific ideas of how you can use the Project Life by Stampin' Up! products for cards too!

These were made using the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection found in the Holiday Catalog.  The first couple are terrific for school.  You could make some adorable cards for your kids to give to their teachers.
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Then we have a couple for Fall.
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Plus a couple for Christmas.
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The Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection has 100 double-sided, color-coordinated, holiday-themed cards in three sizes.  There are oodles and oodles of things you can do with them!  I told you - quick and adorable!

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