Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Birthday Card

We celebrated my daughter's birthday on Monday with dinner out and then her favorite dessert.  Not cake this year, but Oreo Ice Cream Dessert.  Made by her mom, of course!
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Here's the card that I made for her.  I absolutely love the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating Large Numbers Framelits Dies!
She wasn't too thrilled at turning 27 this year, but I think she did like her card.
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HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Botanical Gardens

During Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-A-Bration event, you earn FREE Sale-A-Bration rewards for every $50 US/$60 CA you spend on Stampin’ Up! products, including the very diverse Botanicals for You Stamp Set and Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack - two of this year's Sale-a-bration offerings!

One of the things that makes these products so cool is that they coordinate perfectly with the Botanical Gardens Suite from the 2016 Occasions Catalog. Throw all of these products together in a semi-organized way and come out with a set of four fantastic cards, as well as a nifty card holder. Life is good during Sale-A-Bration!
Contact me today to learn how you can get your hands on these tropically-themed products!  
 
Until next time...
HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Balloon Celebration

 
Balloons are so much fun, don't you think?  They make me think of celebrations and good times.  Of course, they can also be used for thinking of you or even get well soon.  I guess they can be used for pretty much anything!
Smiley from Millan.Net
This card is made with the Balloon Celebration stamp set.  I was poking around on Pinterest and saw one similar to this, so I decided to stamp one myself.
It's not easily seen in the above picture, but the balloons were stamped and then I added the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush over the top.  It adds such a pretty shimmer!
Hope you're inspired to stamp some balloons yourself!  Until next time...
HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sky Is the Limit

 
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It's one of my favorite times of the Stampin' Up! year!  I love getting things for FREE, don't you? If you're not familiar with Sale-a-Bration, here's the deal: For every $50 you spend (before S&H and tax), you get to choose one SAB product - for FREE!

Sale-a-Bration runs from January 5 through March 31, 2016, but there are a few items that are available only through February 15, 2016.  These include the Sky Is the Limit stamp set and Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper; both of which are used on today's card.

I love the look of the biplane in this set.  I always have a harder time coming up with cards for guys.  I think this stamp set is going to be used a lot around here!

Until next time...
HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com

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Friday, January 1, 2016

I'm Still Here!

 Smiley from Millan.Net
Wow.  Has it really been over a month since I posted here?  December was just crazy busy.  I spent a lot of time making Christmas cards for classes, but I never got any sent out.  (How embarrassing... That IS my "job", after all.)  Just for future reference, I am much more diligent and regular at posting pictures on my Facebook page, so if you're ever looking for ideas, just hop on over there.  The link is at the bottom of this post.

So since I have so many Christmas cards in my stash, I thought I would share some of them with you.  First off are cards made with the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I had a couple of classes/clubs featuring this paper.  The more I used it, the more I fell in love with it!  The images are reminiscent of those used during my childhood.  So without further ado, here are a bunch of cards made with this adorable paper!
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I hope you had a blessed Christmas and are looking forward to a wonderful 2016!

 Smiley from Millan.Net
Until next time (hopefully sooner than 30 days!)...
HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com

Friday, November 27, 2015

Embellished Ornaments

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You can order items from the Online Extravaganza, Weekly Deals, AND any current Stampin' Up! catalog on the same order!  But the online extravaganza is over on November 30, so don't delay!
  Smiley from Millan.Net
One of the prettiest stamp sets in this year's Holiday Catalog is the Embellished Ornaments and the coordinating Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies (on sale in the weekly deals!).  I have seen so many gorgeous creations using these!  Today I'm going to show you some of the cards that I have in my possession made with this stamp set and thinlits.

Laura Barto created this beautiful card.  The top layer of the ornament is cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (my favorite glimmer paper AND also on sale in the weekly deals!).  The paper she used on the left of the card is the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper.
Her card opens in the center, revealing the inside sentiment with the extra holly leaves.  Stamping an image on the inside of your card just adds that extra special touch, don't you agree?
 Smiley from Millan.Net

This card uses just Real Red and Whisper White but still looks great - reinforcing the fact that you don't have to have a lot of colors to make a great card.  The Boughs & Berries Textured Impressions Embossing Folder was used on the back layer, and Gold Glimmer Paper and Basic Rhinestones were used for the "bling factor".
 Smiley from Millan.Net



This next card uses non-traditional Christmas colors of Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow.  I love the combination of those two, don't you?
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Now for a card that doesn't use the Embellished Ornaments stamp set, but does use the Delicate Ornament Thinlits.  The stamper also used the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies, Jingle All the Way stamp set, and Softly Falling TIEF.  Kinda makes you want to go for a sleigh ride, doesn't it?
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Here's another card that uses the Thinlits to cut out an image from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.  The addition of the gold embossing in the background and the Gold Foil Sheet for the ornament holder makes this card easy but elegant.
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My last card for today is also made by Laura Barto.  In addition to today's featured products, Laura used the Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Silver Cord, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Silver Foil, and Red Glimmer paper.  It's one of those cards that you hold in your hand and turn back and forth to watch the light play off the glimmer.  So much prettier in real life!
Smiley from Millan.Net

I think a handmade Christmas card expresses your love and thoughtfulness for the recipient, don't you?  I know I LOVE getting handmade cards for Christmas.  It just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  And isn't that really why we send cards at Christmas?  To let people know that we are thinking about them and care about them.

Smiley from Millan.Net
Until next time...
HAPPY STAMPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Online Extravaganza Sale - Starting Monday, November 23!

November 23-30, save up to 50 percent on select products during the Stampin' Up! week-long Online Extravaganza!  To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30, the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. 

But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!

Details:
  • Dates: November 23-30, 2015
  • Two 24-hour flash sales for specific products will happen during this promotion: one on November 23 and one on November 30.
  • Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.
  • Bundle item codes provided for Online Extravaganza must be used. Discounts will not be applied if individual component item numbers are entered separately. Bundles featured in Online Extravaganza will exist only during Online Extravaganza.
  • There is no minimum purchase necessary for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will range from 20 to 50 percent.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • All order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online) qualify for the Online Extravaganza discounted items and bundles.

  • Deadlines:
    • Phone/Fax orders must be placed by Monday, November 30, 2015 at 6:50 PM (MT)
    • Online/OEX orders must be placed by Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:50 PM (MT)
Contact me with any questions you might have!
HAPPY STAMPING - AND SHOPPING!
Jayne Stenstrom
jayne@jaynestamps.com

Here are images for the photopolymer stamp sets available on-line only: