Thursday, June 8, 2017

Daisies, Daisies, everywhere!

Hello friends! I hope you're enjoying this week!

I sure am.

For starters, I got my biiiiig box of new catalog product last night, and spent the evening with a couple of friends going through it. I'm going to be doing my unboxing video on facebook live as soon as I get a chance - maybe tonight! Keep checking back there to see it!

Today I wanted to feature the Daisy Delight bundle. I just couldn't help but pair it with the Wood Textures crate! SOOOO stinkin' adorable!


And then I decided that it needed a matching card. Wouldn't this be adorable as an end-of-year teacher gift? You could stick a little gift card in the crate! Want to make these? Contact me and we'll set up a little class where we can make these with your friends!


Thanks for stopping by today - now I've got to go to work, and tonight I will be back to playing with my mounds of new catalog stuff. I can't even wait to show it all to you - there are SO many beautiful and fun and awesome things in there!!

Jenilee

Want to make these projects? Here's what you'll need. Click on the links to go to my online shop!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Product Spotlight Blog Hop: Happy New Catalog Day! (I mean, Happy Father's day...)

I mean, come on. What are we really so excited about today?!? Have you already put in your new catalog order?! If not, I can help you with that. If you did, what was the top item on your list?? What are you the most excited about?

It's time for our Product Spotlight Blog Hop today! Whether this is your starting point or you've arrived from Robbie's blog - welcome! And make sure you visit the other blogs in the hop to see all the projects we've got for you today!

Today, I am sharing a couple of my TOP favorites in the new catalog with you - my favorite framelits, my favorite stamp set, AND my favorite designer series paper. WOW! triple threat!!


Wouldn't you love to make this card for Father's Day?! It reminds me of the pallet wall I have downstairs in my living room. I love this! You've got woodgrain all over the place, paired with the Happy Birthday thinlit (I just cut the "birth" out of it), paired with the Labeler stamp set (make any saying you want!!), paired with the Wood Textures designer series paper, burlap, and black metallic twine. I dare you to tell me you don't love this.

If you haven't put in your order yet - you're in luck. You can still get these items on it! Click on any of the images below to enter my store and shop there if you're in Canada. And then come back and follow the blog hop to Amanda's blog to see what she's cooked up for today!

Jenilee


Monday, May 29, 2017

Love is Truly Artistic

Warning.... there's another sneak peek here ;)



When I saw these two stamp sets in the new catalog, I just KNEW that they had to go together. We were given the Crafting Forever stamp set at the Stampin' Up! CentreStage event in Calgary (this is a reward dinner event for achieving demonstrators), which was soooo nice! Later that evening, I was flipping through my copy of the new catalog and I saw the Just Add Text stamp set - and this sentiment. It reads, "I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." It's a quote by Van Gogh, and it so perfectly encapsulates my worldview. I believe that loving the people around me is an art, and an honor, and something that will take me a lifetime to perfect.

Challenge accepted.

Along the journey, there will be (as there have already been so many) failures and flops. Mistakes. Frustrations. Attempts which just don't even make sense. But there will also be beautiful works of art - unintentional glimpses into a parallel reality where things are perfect. Those rare but unforgettable moments when a connection forms between the vast depths of two souls, and the security of unconditional acceptance that follows. It is, quite honestly, one of the things I wake up every day for, and is a huge part of the reason why I love Stampin' Up! and the community that's developed out of it for me. I love my art form.

You didn't think I'd get all sappy and philosophical, did you?
Thanks for stopping by! Let's get together in person sometime!

Jenilee

Saturday, May 27, 2017

A pretty sparkly Happy Birthday to you!

I'm in the middle of my biannual (twice a year) Stamp Your Heart Out Retreat this weekend, and I'm having SO much fun playing with some of the new stuff that's being released later this week (June 1 - can hardly wait!!). So here's a little sneaky peak for ya!


How much do you love that watercolor-washed background! I don't know if you can tell, but it was watercolor pencils washed with a clear Wink of Stella to give it a satiny sheen. It is SO pretty IRL. And that "Happy Birthday" is from a new thinlit (go figure, called the "Happy Birthday thinlit") that is pretty much my favorite thing in the whole new catalog. I simply looooove it. And it makes such amazing cards without a whole lot of effort. It is an item that will make you look like a cardmaking superstar!

A tip for using those thinlits? Cut two in contrasting colors, and layer them together to create a shadow for added dimension. You're welcome!

Thanks for visiting! What's your favorite item in the new catalog?

Jenilee



Thursday, May 25, 2017

Take Heart, my friends!

Hi friends!

Welcome to the Product Spotlight blog hop for this week. This week, we're featuring bundled products that are carrying over. You may have come from Amanda's blog - and if not, make sure you follow the blog hop until you get there. :)

The good news? Almost every.single.thing on this card will still be available next month. (everything except the designer series paper).

The bad news?

That cute stamp-set-and-framelit-bundle is retiring, and so is the 10% discount that applies when you purchase it before the end of May! But wait! There's more good news! If you purchase the Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes bundle before the end of May, you can still get the discount. yay!

More good news. Even the Pop of Pink designer series paper is available now! And it's on sale!! You can head over to my store and use host code AAF43JR4 to qualify for my May mystery host party! 

Here's a complete list of the products I used today - you can also click on any of the images to head to my store. Don't forget to place your order for retiring products before the end of May so that you can still get those items you love :)



Thanks for stopping by today! Now, go see Robbie at her blog. And we love to read your comments, so drop a note to let us know you were here!



 Happy Stamping!

Jenilee

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ribbon Shares are COMING!


I will admit it.

I am a sucker for ribbon.

I have lots of good reasons though! It just adds SO much.... especially when it's Stampin' Up! ribbon and the color *so perfectly* matches the ink and paper. I remember the days before Stampin' Up!, when I'd try to color-match, but all of my projects always felt like they were missing something. Then, I discovered Stampin' Up! and I realized what my previous projects were lacking.

Complete Color Coordination.

There is just something perfectly pleasing about a project that doesn't clash in the slightest. When all the colors are the same tone. They don't compete with one another. I just love it.

SO, all that to say that I am offering some pretty stellar ribbon shares this year!! Stampin' Up! is coming out with a fantabulous ribbon offering this year, and I want them all! And I need you to help me, so we're going to do ribbon shares. Each share includes 1/5 spool of each included ribbon or twine - for most ribbons that's 2 yards, for a couple it's 1 yard, and 5 yards for twines!! Here's what I'm offering this year:

Metallic Shares: $22 for 19 yards of 10 different ribbons (does not include metallic thread)
Regals Shares: $20 for 19 yards of 8 different ribbons/twines
Neutrals Shares: $29 for 37 yards of 13 different ribbons/twines
Subtles Shares: $18 for 17 yards of 7 different ribbons/twines
Brights Shares: $24 for 23 yards of 10 different ribbons/twines
In Color Shares: $45 for 47 yards of 19 different ribbons/twines!
- Add an In Color Designer Series Paper Share (1/2 pack!) to the In Color Ribbon Share for $15 (regularly $18!)

I am offering all of these combined - the I Want It All Combo! for $150.

I'm also offering ribbon shares by type:
- 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (2017-19 In Colors) - $12
- 3/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (2016-18 In Colors) - $12
- 1/4"  Stitched Edge Ribbon - $10
- 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon - $12
- 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon - $10
- 1/8" Sheer Ribbon - $9
- 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon - $12
- 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon - $8
- 1/4" Ombre Ribbon - $8
- 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon - $8
- 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon - $8

Ribbon Shares will be ordered on June 1 and ready for pickup or mail by the 15th. Shoot me an email to earlandjenilee@shaw.ca to get your name on the list for these awesome ribbon shares!

Jenilee


Thursday, May 4, 2017

May's Mystery Host Shopping Code!

Hi friends!

Well, my April Mystery Host Shopping party was so much fun, I'm doing it again this month! The shopping code for this month is AAF43JR4. When you shop online with me, you can enter this code at checkout. All the online orders that use this code will work towards earning free host rewards, and those who order will have the opportunity to get those rewards for themselves! I divide it the following way:

FIRST: 50% of host rewards

SECOND: 25% of host rewards
THIRD: 12.5% of host rewards
FOURTH: 12.5% of host rewards

and there will be consolation prizes for those who don't get drawn for host rewards. This is my way of saying THANK YOU for your patronage & ordering online! You can order from anywhere in Canada and have the orders shipped straight to you. SO FUN!

In April, I got to give away over $120 in host rewards. The only thing I like better than getting free stuff myself is getting to give YOU GUYS free stuff. Seriously. My job is so much fun!!

Now, get shopping! I will do the May Mystery Host Draw on June 1. :)

Jenilee