Monday, April 30, 2012

IT'S A TREASURE HUNT!


Are you ready to have some fun, check out some fabulous Stampin' Up demostrator blogs,  and have a chance to win FREE Stampin' Up! merchandise from me?!

It's SO easy! You'll notice that I have a page titled Late Night Stampers Web Ring. On it is a list of us SU! demonstrators who belong to the Late Night Stampers group. When you click on a name, it will take you to that person's SU! blog.

 When you see this picture (above) you'll know that they are taking part in this Treasure Hunt, and they will have a clue on their page.

Here is my clue:                               


                                                         Simply Scored - by Stampin' Up!
Simply Scored                    

                 
Once you have collected 20 different clues, e-mail me at  http://stampingingeorge.blogspot.com ,  listing the 20 clues and you will be entered to win a fabulous prize of  StampinUp! products from me!

Happy Hunting!

Jeannie B

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stained Glass Technique


   As promised, here is the other card we did at the retreat.  If you look close, you can see the glitter in the background.  This is done on the clear window sheets with glue, reinkers and dazzling diamonds glitter.  The results are awesome!  To stamp the image, you need StazOn ink.  Here is the link to Mary Directors video of how to make this beautiful card.  Hope you enjoy it and will try it out.  I would love to see your card when you finish.  Just post it here.  If you have any questions, just leave me a message and I will do my best to help out.

I hope you don't mind my directing you to another's site for directions.  I figure since they already have it up, why should I redo it?  Plus I think they do a better job.  I get all tongue-tied.  :)

Take care and have a good day!

Jeannie B


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Happy Apple Blossom time!

   We did the Appleblossom Youth Parade today.  It was lovely weather for it, a balmy 65 degrees.  Trevor and Tanner marched in it with the Quincy Jr High band.   After that I did shopping for more stuff for the living room remodel and got some plants for my large planters and also several bushes to plant.  So I am a bit tired.
   The card I have today is one we did at our October Retreat last fall. Seeing this again makes me want to do another one.  They are so pretty!  It is one of those "WOW" cards. I got the inspiration from Trish Miles who got it from Desiree Spenst. Theirs are really beautiful as you can see the gold veining a lot better that mine.  It does look better in person.  Here is the link to Trish's card and she gives directions on how to make it on pg 3 of the comments.  Let me warn you that it does need drying overnight.  That was why we did it at the retreat.  There is another card I will share with you tomorrow that also took a day to complete, but the results were totally worth it.  Hope you will try this technique and let me know how you did.  If you have any questions, just leave a comment and I will do my best to help you out.
     Take care and have a good day!

Jeannie B

It's a Blog Hop!

  I just came across a really neat blog hop spotlighting  some of the retiring stamp sets and accessories.  There are  some very nice cards and scrapbook pages, not to mention a pony party  and some gift ideas.  Here is the link,  http://www.stampinaddicts.com/forums/general-stampin-talk/8965-retiring-sets-blog-hop.html   Go check it out.  I think you will have some fun and may get a few ideas! 

Take care and have a good day!

Jeannie B

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Playing with some Retiring Sets

 Hello!  Well I have been busy in my yard and helping with the remodel in the living room.    I also got to do a little stamping.  I had created a cute little holder with a sheet of Attic Boutique DSP and had some left over.  Thinking I didn't want to waste any of that beautiful paper, I put this together. 

Card base is Very Vanilla.  Cut a piece of  Dafodill Delight 5 1/4 by 4.  Then cut a piece of Attic Boutique dsp 5 by 3 3/4 with one of the corners cut off.  Stamp the flowers from the Bordering on Romance set with Stazon ink-Black onto a 2 1/2 by 3 piece of Very Vanilla.  I colored mine with Pool Party, Dafodill Delight, and Pear Pizzazz ink using a blender pen.  Then cut a 2 3/4 by 3 1/4 piece of Pool Party and mount your flowers on it.  Using dimentionals, place that piece onto your DSP piece.  Using Pool Party seam binding, I wrapped it around the Dafodill Delight piece, then looped a length of the seam binding several times and wrapped a brad aroung it. Then stuck it through a small hole made with a 1/8 hole punch.  Then glued that onto the Very Vanilla card base.  I hadn't thought of a sentiment to put on yet.  But it's coming.  The Bordering on Romance stamp set, and Attice Boutique DSP will be retiring April 30.  So if you like them, you better order them before the end of this month.

This is part of a set I made a while back with the 2010-202 In Color set that will be retiring on May 31.  I used several sets, Watercolor Trio from last years Mini Catalog, Lovely as a Tree and Sincere Salutations which is retiring the end of May.

Basicly, I cut a strip of the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (pg. 186)  2 by 5 1/2 and attached it to a Whisper White card base.  Then stamped my design and sentiment with the matching color onto a piece of Whisper White cs  2 1/2 by 4.  I did adjust the CS to fit the design.  Then cut a piece of coordinating CS 1/4 " larger  to frame the design.  Wrapped a 10 length of  matching In-Color ribbon around the DSP and mounted the stamped design with dimentionals over the ribbon.   Pretty easy and lovely with everything already matched and coordinated by StampinUp!  All you add is  your choice of stamps and your creativity!  Try one out yourself and send me a picture.  I would love to see what you come up with.

Happy stamping and have a good day!

Jeannie B

Monday, April 23, 2012

SURPRISE!

 I got a wonderful surprise in the mail the other day!  A little package from StampinUp! with a letter congratulating me on being with the company for 5 years, and a 5 year pin!  Wow!  I didn't think it had been that long.  This means several things.

I am going to the StampinUp Convention in Salt Lake City on July 18th and will get to walk the stage (along with others) as part of recognizing my 5 years with the company.  And, as all my customers have helped me in getting where I am today and making it such a fun journey, 
                    I am giving everyone  a 5%  merchandise discount on their next order!   
That's right, anyone who makes an order with me from now until May 31 will get 5% off their first order!  And with the retiring stamp list out and the retiring accessories list coming out this Wednesday, I am sure you will want to take advantage of this offer.  And if you order on-line, I will get the amount from StampinUp! and can mail you a check for the  5% discount.  And Stamp Club ladies, we can take the discount at the next stamp camp if you like.  This will end on May 31, so check out what you would like  and then order through my web site.  If you have any questions, just e-mail me and I will get back to you.

Again, thank you everyone for all you have done to support me and I hope I can help you have fun creating and stamping for another 5 years!  :)


Take care and  Happy stamping!


Jeannie B

Sunday, April 22, 2012

This is such a lovely card.  We actually did this card at our October Retreat last year.  Now that was a really fun time.  We hope to do it again this year.  I did CASE this one from another demo, Michelle Clarke, who CASED it from someone else.  So this is a really good card!  Everybody's copying it! 

The base is Blushing Bride cs 4 1/4 x 11, folded in half.  It will open up instead of to the side.  Take a piece of Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 and stamp the background with  "En Francais" (pg. 151) in Blushing Bride ink.  Then ink the stem stamp from the "Field Flowers" set (pg.120) with Basic Gray and stamp the image on the lower 2/3 of the cardstock (you won't be stamping the whole stem on the cs, just part of it. Check the placement of the leaf on the stem in the picture). Then take the flower outline and center and stamp them on the stem in Basic Grey ink.   You will also stamp the sentiment in Basic Grey. (You will need to watch your placement of the flower as you will need room to put the sentiment on the side.)  Now take the full flower and center and stamp over the Basic Grey with Blushing Bride.  If you are someone who needs to have everything exact, you might want to use the STamp-A-Ma-Jig on pg. 207 to place the flowers exactly on top of each other.  Okay, now you take the Lace Ribbon Border punch (pg. 198) and punch a 5 flower strip out of Blushing Bride cs.  You will need to cut it down, some to fit the page, glue it down with tombow glue or the gluestick, or crystal effects (pg. 206).  Then add some bling with Basic Rhinestones from pg. 198.  Place your finished piece on a piece of Basic Grey cs 4 x 5 1/4, and attach that to your base of Blushing Bride!  WaaLa, you now have a fantastic card to give to a friend!  And they will think you are so cool to make a beautiful card just for them.

And just a side note.  Everything used for the card will be in the new catalog EXCEPT the Blushing Bride.  That is one of the 5 In-Colors that will be retireing on May 31.  So if you love that color, or any of the other 4, (Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, and Peach Parfiet), you better stock up on them now.

That's all for now.  Hope to see you tomorrow as I have a very important announcment for you!  You will love it!  Until then,  Take care and have a good one!

Jeannie B

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hi stampers! I thought I would post this card before the stamp set retires at the end of this month.  It is the "Sweet Cake" set on Pg. 33 of the Occasions Mini catalog.  I cased this from Erica Cerwin at Pink Buckeroo Designs.  She does very nice work.  Lots of embossing on this one, but the results are great!

Stamp the image with versamark onto Soft Suede CS., then heat emboss with gold embossing powder.  Stamp the image again with versamark onto Baha Breeze CS and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.  Then cut out the cupcake and place it on top of the first image with dimentionals so it pops out.  Stamp the saying with Baha Breeze ink onto Whisper White cs, then either punch it out with the Modern Label punch or just cut it out by hand to fit the open rectangle below the cupcake.  Use a large pearl to place on top of the cherry.  Set this aside and cut a piece of Baha Breeze cs 5 1/4" by 4" and run it through the big shot in the Vintage Wallpaper  empossing folder (pg 219 of the IBC).   Then place the cupcake image with dimentionals onto  the embossed cs.  Tie a 14" piece of  Baha Breeze seam binding (pg. 195) below the cupcake piece.  Then adhear it to a 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" piece of CS folded in half.  And you are done!  Beautiful!

   If you need supplies to make this lovely card, just click on the catalog on my blog and it will take you to my website to order the items. 

   Well, gotta run.  Need to pick up my kid from track practice.  You know how that goes, moms.  Gotta love 'em!  Until next time,  take care and have a good day!

Jeannie B

Monday, April 16, 2012

Some cute 3x3 cards

     We had an auction at our Relief Society dinner where you could offer a service or item for others to bid on.  I offered to make some cards.  The friend who won likes 3x3 cards so that is what I made for her, plus she wanted some Mother's day and Father's day cards.  So these are the ones I came up with for her.
   
     The two white ones were inspired by Michelle G at www.mbgdesigns.com   She does lovely work.  And the red one I actually came up with on my own!   And the Father's day one also! 
Doing pretty good coming up with two on my own.  Woohoo!

The first card I used the edgelets scallop and the scallop embossing folder.  You can find them in the Occasions Mini which will end this month.  I also used the Final Press embossing folder for the center piece.  The stripes were done on the Simply Scored which you can also find in the Occasions mini.  Then punched out a scallope oval.  Using the fabulous friend stamp from the set Oval All, I stamped it in Versa Mark, minus the wording, then embossed
                                                      it with white embossing powder.  Then stamped happy mother's   day in VersaMark and embossed with pewter embossing powder.  Lightly colored the flowers and leaved with Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz (which will be retireing at the end of May) then punched it out with the large oval punch.  Popped it on the scalloped oval with dimentionals and placed it on top of the center strip.  Tied a bow on using the white seam binding tape and was finished.  The next one is similar, only I didn't use as many layers.  I used the scallop trim border punch for the bottom trim and placed the white seambinding tape in the middle under the scallop oval.    The red one uses Real Red CS for the base, Whisper White punched around with the scallop trim porder punch and corner punch, Some retired dsp (sorry) another Real Red square and the Mom stamp (also retired)

The Father's Day card used the Well Worn collection with a Riding Hood Red base.  I used the stamp from the Four Frames set and punched it out of Very Vanilla with the Decorative label punch.  Then I punche out two more from Riding Hood red, cut one in half lengthwise and the other width-wise, point-to-point.  Then trimmed off the little points, and then placed it around the Very Vanilla piece to make the red frame.  If this sounds confusing, just call me, or e-mail me and I can give you more instructions.  I don't know how to do a vidio yet and lost the website that did show this.  Will look for is later.  Anyway, I then put Early Expresso seambinding over the middle of the dsp, then put the label on with dimentionals.

  So, how do you like them?  I hope you are a little inspired to try some of this yourself.   It's late and I am tired!  Take Care!

Jeannie B

Monday, April 9, 2012

Greetings from George, Washington!!

Well, hellooo everybody! This is my first post on my new blog! I can't believe I am really doing this! You know with spring just getting under way and Easter signifys a fresh start, I guess starting out on a new blog seems appropriate. I am getting ready for a Stamp Camp this coming Saturday so will have a few new posts to put up soon. Not sure if I want to post what we are doing yet as I don't want to spoil the surprise. But, then again, maybe some of you might be interested enough to come check us out and have fun creating with us. I do have some pictures of a few past creations, several of which I did CASE from several other talented stampers. So when I figure out how to get them onto my blog, I will let you know!  :)  I am not too savvy about the internet, so bear with me as I learn the ins and outs of blogging, and linking, and posting, and whatever else I need to do!! Yikes! Can this old lady handle all that info?! Well, we shall see. We are definately in for a ride! Here goes nothing.
 This card I designed myself.  I may have gotten the idea from someone else, but did  change it up to be my own creation.  I sent it to several ladies who have been supporting me on-line.  Thanks so much ladies!  I really appreciate it!
Stamps: Rue Des Fleurs
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, DSP - Attic Botique,Subtles Collection Pretty in Pink
Markers: Daffodil Delight, Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: StazOn Black, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Framelits Labels Dies, Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinstones, Dimentionals


 These two cards with the crosses were cased from several other talented StampinUp Demos.  The first one was from Jodie Vasbinder and the second was from Michelle  Dawn Lembcke. Aren't they beautiful? I did add a little bit of my own to it, changed the colors a bit.
Card Stock: Concord Crush, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Ink:  Concord crush Daffodil Delight
Stamps: Well Scripted(retired)
Accessories: Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Boho Blossoms punch, Bird Builder punch, Lace Ribbon Builder punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot



Card Stock: Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz
Stamps: Hello Doily, Everybunny set
Inks:  Vesa Mark, Concord Crush, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: White Embossing powder, Boho Blossoms punch, Bird Builder punch, Lattice Die, Basic Pearls, Mini Silver Brads, Big shot
This card I made up myself.  I love the little girl!  She is part of a cute set featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog, Heaven Blessed. You will only be able to buy this set and others featured in the catalog this month as it ends April 30.  If you don't have  catalog, just e-mail me and I can get one to you. Or click the catalogs on my blog and view on-line, then shop!  Pretty easy.   Stamps:  Heaven Blessed    Cardstock: Daffodil Delight,  Whisper White, Bashful Blue   Ink: Basic Black, StazOn Black   Markers:  Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Blush Blossom, Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo,    Accessories:  Boho Blossoms punch, Edgelits Dies, Silver Mini Brads, Big Shot, Basic Rhinstones  

I think that is it!  You will never know how long this took me.  Let's just say it's been a long afternoon.  And I am not sure I did some things right.  Anyway, hope you enjoyed the cards and got a good laugh out of my ramblings.   
Take Care and have a good one!


Jeannie B