Friday, March 30, 2012

Beau Chateu Z-Fold Mini Album

By the time you read this, it will be the LAST DAY for 2012 Sale-a-bration!  I've been warning you for quite awhile now, so you have no excuse to feel like this:
But you DO have until midnight tonight, March 31, 2012, to get your final Sale-a-bration orders in.  So really, DON'T WAIT ANY LONGER, or you'll be doing this:
Smiley from

But on another note, last weekend I had the pleasure of spending two days stamping with a new group of friends at the "Michigan Mingle".  I'm sure you'll be hearing a lot about it in the coming weeks.
Smiley from

I made a gift for my roommate, Debra.  It's an album called a Z-fold Album that I used the Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper on.  She really seemed to like it!  Here are some pictures.

 Front of album

 Inside with first flap out

 Another inside shot...

 And another

 Shot of the outside spine with lots of ribbons tied on the edge

Another picture of the front

I had a lot of fun making this - and the DSP is soooo Debra!  The flower on the front was made with the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die.  I've posted other albums made with this same technique, but if you can't find them and want some instructions, just leave me a comment WITH your e-mail address in it and I'll send you what I wrote up!

Until next time...
Jayne Stenstrom

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Everyday Enchantment Brag Book

Time is almost up - you only have through this Saturday, March 31st to get the 2012 Sale-a-bration items before they are GONE.  Don't be like this little fellow - sad because you missed out.  Smiley from

If you haven't gotten the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and coordinating Ribbon & Brad Pack yet, today's project is going to make you want to get it NOW!  This adorable brag book was made by Laura Miller.  I adore this little book and want to make one for myself.  Check it out...

Isn't this adorable?  I love, love, love it!  Here are the rest of the pages...

Laura also used the coordinating Fresh Vintage SAB stamp set and the Labels Collection Framelits Dies.  So hurry up and get your FREE Sale-a-bration items before they're gone!  You still have time to get some before it's gone.  I'm going to miss this paper, although I do have a stash that I am hoarding...  Smiley from 

Until next time...
Jayne Stenstrom

Monday, March 26, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Have you missed me?  Did you even realize I wasn't here?  Well, I missed "talking" to you!
 Smiley from
I was gone for most of the weekend and got back late yesterday afternoon.  I had a wonderful time stamping with some new friends at the Michigan Mingle.  If any of you gals are checking out my blog, it was so great to meet you all!  Can't wait until we can get together again!  
Smiley from

But as much fun as I had, it's always good to get back home.  Dorothy was right, "there's no place like home"...  Smiley from

But I'm not just waxing nostalgic tonight.  I have something to show you that I made a couple of weeks ago using the Home Sweet Home Decor Element that I got FREE through the Sale-a-bration catalog.

Isn't it cute?  I was so pleased with how it turned out.  I used Mocha Morning Specialty DSP behind the Decor Element which I got in Chocolate.  You could make one of these too, but if you don't have the FREE Home Sweet Home Decor Element yet, you ONLY have until Saturday, March 31 to place an order to be eligible to get it.  I don't want you to feel like this on Sunday:
You can order by going to my demonstrator website at or you can contact me and I would be happy to place your order for you.

Hope your week is starting out fantabulous!  I should be able to post more regularly this week.  So until next time...
 Jayne Stenstrom

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Storage for Basic Pearls and Rhinestones

Are you obsessed with storage items like I am?  I LOVE to find new ways to store my stamps and supplies.  I also love to organize, and sometimes I re-organize what I already have organized.  (Did you get that?)  I also like to clean.  I especially love to run the vacuum.  I know, I'm a little freakish, but what can I say?
Smiley from

Recently I decided that I needed a better way to store my Basic Pearls and Basic Rhinestones (both found on page 198 IB&C, items #119247 for the Basic Pearls and #119246 for the Basic Rhinestones - $4.95 each).  I took a couple of our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases (pg. 205 IB&C, item #119105 set of 4 for $5.95) and the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration) and made these.

 Embellished with Mixed Bunch Stamp set and Blossom Punch.

 Embellished with Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (pg. 218 IB&C) stamped with Fresh Vintage SAB stamp set and run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice TIEF.

You can store 3 or 4 packages of the Pearls or Rhinestones in one of these.  I also added a small envelope pocket on the left for extra storage.

I used my label maker to put the names on the side so when they are propped on my desk, I can easily see which one I need. 

They were so much fun to make - and easy too!  Now my pearls and rhinestones are easily within reach and I can keep them all together (and organized)!  I'm a happy camper!
Smiley from

Until next time...

 Jayne Stenstrom

Sunday, March 18, 2012

February's 10 for $20 Class Cards

The end of last month I had a 10 for $20 card class using a lot of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets and products.  Everyone who comes gets to make two of each card design and personalize them with whatever saying they want or need.  This is by far my most popular class.  It's a great way to get a "stash" of cards to have on hand when you need one.  I usually like to make my cards without any saying at all so that when I do need a card, I can pull out my greetings, stamp one on and I have a hand-made card ready to go!  (Now, shhhh.... don't tell my secret!)
Smiley from

 Outlined Occasions SAB and Pretty Postage stamp set, Everyday Enchantment DSP, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Scallop Square Punch, and Postage Stamp Punch

 Fresh Vintage SAB and Perfectly Penned stamp set with Everyday Enchantment DSP and Ribbon
(Idea from Sara Bolz)

 Elementary Elegance SAB with Square Lattice and Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

 Mixed Bunch stamp set, Sincere Salutations stamp set, Blossom Punch, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Everyday Enchantment DSP
(Idea from Debra Currier)

Sprinkled Expressions SAB with Daffodil Delight 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, and Basic Rhinestones
(Idea from Debra Daam)

Remember there are only TWO WEEKS LEFT for Sale-a-bration 2012!  If you want to get some of the delicious Everyday Enchantment DSP or a few of the exclusive stamp sets, you need to place your order NOW.  You can shop right now by going HERE and clicking on the shop now button.  For every $50 in merchandise you order (before S&H and tax), you can choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item.  Plus, if your order is over $150, you also get the hostess benefits!

Until next time...

Jayne Stenstrom