Wednesday, January 3, 2018

ICS Blog Hop: Amazing You

 Well hello everyone! And thank you for visiting me on today's Blog Hop. Which just so happens to be on the FIRST day of SALE-A-BRATION!

If Stampin' Up! is relatively new to you, you may be wondering what the heck kind of cheesy name that is. It's the name Stampin' Up! gives to their big annual sale where if you spend $60, you get a free item from a catalog of exclusive Sale-a-Bration offerings. These items are available while supplies last until the end of March and they cannot be purchased - only earned with a $60 purchase. And new this year - there are a couple of big-ticket items that are earned with a $120 purchase! (and yes, they are totally worth it!!).

For this month's Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop, we wanted to show you some ways that you could get to $60 and get a free item! Woohoo! So get your shopping list ready and visit a few of my friends today for some awesome ideas!!

The Amazing You stamp set is my Number One Top Favorite stamp set in the Sale-a-Bration catalog. Why, you may ask? Well, for one reason, I really like the fonts. I like that you can use the words to make a few different sentiments. Let's celebrate you. You are simply amazing to me. Celebrate amazing you. Let's celebrate. Amazing you. So many options! Plus I love the wild rose. It brings back memories of my Quadra Island days :) But the main reason why I love this stamp set is that there is a set of THINLITS that coordinates with it. It has the three words celebrate, amazing, and you - in the same fonts as in the stamp set. What a great way to coordinate stamping and paper! Imagine that "amazing" in gold glimmer paper?! I looove it. Totally my top two favorite items in Sale-a-Bration. Here they are, for your enjoyment!!

Soooo, I thought that I'd give you a couple of options for ways that you could earn this stamp set! It is free with a $60 purchase (FYI, the thinlits are free with a $120 purchase). We all have different supplies, so one option may appeal better to meet the gaps in your supplies!

OPTION 1: (basics - cardstock, ink, embellishments) Total: $64.50 CAD

OPTION 2: (for those who may have all the colors already!) Total: $62 CAD

Now, I'll be honest. I did use a couple of inks that were not in the marker set I indicated above. And I'll put them in my supply list below. But really, the colors are flexible. You can use what you have to create a new and different look that's all your own!

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you enjoyed my card, and my recipes for Sale-a-Bration success! Now, go see Deb Naylor to see what she's cooked up for us!

Happy Stamping!

Here's the full details on what I used to make this card. If you click on any of the images, they'll take you straight to my online store where you can purchase them if you're in Canada. If you don't already have a demonstrator, I'd love to be yours! If you do, please contact your demonstrator.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Night in Bethlehem

Hey friends!

Here was the second of the Artisan Stamp Club cards we made last week. (if you missed the first one, you can go back and see Friday's post!). I wanted something that really showcased this bundle, but at the same time was quick and simple. I love the effect of this one. It would be easy to crank out a pile of these!! It may be a little late for this year - but now may be a good time to think ahead to next year!!

I used the Champagne Foil Sheets here - it is a subtle stop in between gold and silver and so, so pretty! And the star is from the Year of Cheer embellishments. Your choice of gold or silver!

Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!

Here's what I used to make this card today - click on any image to visit my online store. Use host code HC4HWQ6M at checkout!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Snowflake Sentiments meets

Every once in a while, I pick up some products and a beautiful card just magically happens. It's like I don't even have a say - it just tells me what to do. That was what happened here, and I love it :)

That snowflake border, though! So pretty! I will let you know - this is one of the framelits that you'll want to have a new Big Shot platform and Precision Base Plate for. If you don't have one yet, you'll probably be able to identify with framelits not cutting fully through, and struggling to get small pieces out of intricate dies. No more with the Precison Base Plate!! It is a must-have for using with intricate dies like this and will make your life soooo much easier.

The rest of the card is very, very simple. Just some Year of Cheer designer series paper, silver glimmer, and some embossing. You know, all the glam. :)

What's your favorite metallic? Foil or Glimmer?


Here's what I used to make this card today! Click on any of the images to visit my online store where you can purchase them! Use host code HC4HWQ6M at checkout. :)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ICS Blog Hop: Tags & Trimmings

Hi everyone! I am a new hopper on the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop, and I am super excited to be joining this group of talented artists! Please enjoy my post, leave me a comment so I know you were here (we bloggers need lots of encouragement!), and when you get to the bottom, click on that NEXT arrow to visit the next blogger in the hop.

Today, I'd like to share with you a card I made with my stamp club. I LOVE to take products that you wouldn't normally put together and make something beautiful with them. This month, I used the Tags & Trimmings bundle along with the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper pack. Unconventional Christmas card colors, for sure! But I love the finished product, and I hope you do too!

It's hard to see the glimmer in the snowflake in the photo, so I took a closer look at the card so you could see it - it's so pretty!! And also notice those layers - it is my go-to-standby-everybody's-gotta-have-it duo of the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Circles Framelits. Non-negotiable, guys. They will up your layer game for sure! Also the Triple Banner Punch. I pull that thing out for at least every other card I make. The unsung hero in this card, though, is the Whisper White Craft Stampin' Ink Pad. It shows up as beautifully white snowflakes against a Berry Burst background. Give it a couple of minutes to let dry after you stamp, though, so it doesn't smudge!

Thanks for stopping by today! If you like what you see and you'd like to create it at home, you can always visit the Stampin' Up! online store. If you don't have a demonstrator (and you're in Canada!), I'd love to be yours, whether you're near or far. If you already have a demonstrator, you can contact them about how to get these products.

Now, go see Karie who is next on the hop!


Pssst!! Wanna know exactly what I used to make this card? Here you go! Clicking on any of these images will take you directly to my online store, too. Sweet!

Monday, December 4, 2017

It's a Magical Day

Hey guys!

So, if you follow me on instagram (artisansanonymous) or facebook (Stampin' Up! with Jenilee Pauls) then you'll know that my awesome husband took me to Mexico last week for my birthday, so I was a little MIA. I did have time to make this little sneak peek card before leaving though, and I wanted to share it with you! It's a mashup of current and upcoming product - and I looooove it. :) It's a combination of some of my favorite colors, and some of my favorite products. I hope you love it too!

That sweet little dragon is from this set called Magical Day, and it is part of a Myths & Magic suite that includes Specialty Designer Series Paper, Washi Tape, Glimmer Paper, and framelits!! So cute. I can't wait to ink up that knight in shining armor for Valentine's Day!

I combined this dragon with a little circle from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, and the super simple clouds with embossing paste. The sequins and ribbon add just enough texture. Love it!

ALSO - I used the blends to color these. This is one of the techniques we'll be doing as part of my Blends club - using more than one color duo to bring light and life to your images!


Here's what I used to make this card - plus the stamp set shown above. Click on any of the images to visit my online store where you can purchase them! Use host code 3XYS6FQ3 at checkout!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Smitten Mittens

I'm a knitter, too. My sister-in-law asked me if I wanted to learn to knit a couple of years ago. She had NO IDEA. Neither did my husband. He's repeatedly told me over the last two years that knitting has opened up a whole new side to me that he didn't know existed. Well, hey. I didn't know, either! If you're a knitter, too - come find me on Ravelry! I'm purlsaremyfave.

I just finished these for my middle son :)

Anyway, when I saw the Smitten Mittens stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, I We made this card with my stamp club recently. This would be a great card to accompany a gift to any knitter, right?? Or even just someone you're gifting knitted goodies to!

So simple and cute! Enjoy!

Also - don't forget! My customer appreciation special is on today still! Buy the Love Today planner and get the Petal Garden Memories & More card set FREE! Just use host code 3XYS6FQ3 at checkout, and I'll send you an etransfer refund for the cards!


Here's what I used to make this card. Clicking on any of the links will take you to my Stampin' UP! online store where you can shop. (if you're in Canada!)

Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Ongoing Extravaganza!!

You may not be aware, but the Online Extravaganza is STILL on. I know! There are some really fabulous deals on tons of framelits and thinlits, but one of my favorites is the Watercolor Pencils. Anyway, wouldn't you like to be able to see all of them at once? I thought so.

Here's the 10% off list:

Here's the 20-30% off list:

And last but not least, the 40% off list!!

And remember to use host code 3XYS6FQ3 when placing your order. And also remember about my CUSTOMER APPRECIATION dealio going on right now: when you purchase the Love Today Planner Kit, you'll get the Petal Garden Memories & More card set for free! Just add it to your cart, and I'll send you an etransfer refund!

Happy Shopping!!