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

Monday, April 24, 2017

So, as you all know by now, there are a whole bunch of items retiring from this current catalog. What you may not know is that there are some tricks to navigating this whole retiring-item thing. Some of the things on your list may not be discontinuing - yay! That's great! But you do need to know that even if the items are sticking around, the bundled price of 10% IS NOT. So here's a nice, concise list of which bundles are going away so you can make sure you get them for a discount while you can!



You can purchase any of these bundles through my online store - and make sure you use the host code KTSAGV3Q! I am doing this as a Mystery Host party - so the host rewards will be split between four of the orderers - first draw gets 50%, second draw gets 25%, and third and fourth draws will each get 12.5%. YAY! There is already over $50 in free stuff on this order!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy stamping :)

Jenilee

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Product Spotlight Blog Hop: Watercolor Dragonfly Dreams!

hey friends!

Thanks for stopping by for this week's Product Spotlight Blog Hop. You may have clicked over from Robbie's blog (if not - click through the hop until you get to her!).  Today we're featuring the Dragonfly Dreams bundle, which - yay! - is carrying over into next year's Annual Catalog. Today I decided I would pair it with the Silver Foil Sheets embossed with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. If you don't already own this embossing folder, open a new window, go to the SU website and add it to your cart, then come back. You need it. It is a must-have, just like paper, ink and stamps!!


Isn't it crazy?! That was just plain silver foil cardstock. The Hexagons embossing folder changes it so much!!

To make the watercolor wash background, I used watercolor paper with the Watercolor Pencils - in Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight. Then I used the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to blend the colors. You'll be happy to hear that the clear pen is not being discontinued - but the gold one is! So go back to that other window you have open with the hexagon embossing folder and quickly add the gold Wink of Stella, then come back. Good.

You might be looking at the stamp set and wondering where the sentiment came from. I took a black Stampin' Write marker and just colored the "Thanks" portion of the stamp, and stamped it in the corner. That's my supersneaky trick for making cards say whatever I want.

That Pacific Point Designer Paper is from the Party Animal Designer Series Paper, and the ribbon is from the Succulent Garden Ribbon Combo Pack. And of course, the dragonflies are from the awesome Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

Thanks for stopping by! Now go see Joni (and the rest of the blog hoppers) and then submit your order for that fabulous embossing folder and gold Wink of Stella. And maybe you'll want to add a few things of your own accord :) Don't forget to drop me a comment to let me know you stopped by. Thanks, and have a wonderful day!

Bye!

Jenilee

Here's what I used to make my card today. Click on any of the images to go straight to my online store where you can shop (but only if you're in Canada)! 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Wood Textures OnStage Product Spotlight Samples - Part 2/2

Hi friends!
As promised, here is the second set of my samples from OnStage. I was so excited to be asked to demonstrate the Wood Textures suite! These items will be available for purchase in June, but I wanted to share a little sneak peek with you all so you could see what I had been working so hard on!



These flowers were just begging to be paired with lace.


See that copper trim? It's a mesh tube! I opened it up and inserted a piece of white cardstock into it. :)




And who wouldn't love to make this adorable set of six cards?! I made a double-long crate to hold them by cutting out four crates and then trimming off the ends on two of them. With the focal point in the middle, the join is hidden. 


I am also including the video that I posted on Facebook Live for those of you who don't do the facebook. :)



Thank you for stopping by to see my projects! Which was your favorite?

Jenilee