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Monday, August 3, 2020

IDEAS Blog Hop Gorgeous Posies



Hello friends!  Welcome to the August IDEAS blog hop.  In our August Tutorial Bundle we are sharing cards with a floral theme in simple and stepped up designs.

I used the Gorgeous Posies stamp set for my tutorial designs.  I like to keep my design exclusive to the tutorial bundle customers. So I created an alternate design with the Gorgeous Posies stamp set to share on the blog with you.



Gorgeous Posies is our patented "DistINKtives" style stamps and creates photo-realistic images.  I stamped the flower image on my Flirty Flamingo background.  The flower centers became my background on the square layer.  And I used the simple stamping-off technique to create the ink variation for the sentiment.


Here is our sneak peek collage for the August IDEAS Tutorial Bundle.  Each photo represents one designer's tutorial in our bundle.


Would you like a copy of the tutorial bundle for the projects in our collage for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact your IDEAS team member or me.  I offer three options to acquire our IDEAS tutorial bundle:

1. Place a $35 order with my online host code.
2. It is free for all of my team members, join here.
3. Purchase it for $15 here.

Yes, you read that right, $15 to purchase this extensive tutorial bundle with color photography and detailed instruction!

Please join me to hop over to MaryKate's project!  Click on the Next arrow below:





***ENDS TODAY***
Every $50 you spend by 3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 4–31 August 2020.

Don't miss the August Paper Pumpkin kit -

 subscribe now to join my Pumpkin Party!  

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes!  The hero theme is to show appreciation to all the heroes in our everyday life: family, neighbors, medical professionals, first responders, teachers, and so many more!

Shop the Online Store


My online store is open 24 hours at http://bit.ly/shopwithJaney   Please use the online order host code, N4TZ7MQU



If your order is $150+ then you will earn your own Stampin' Rewards and do not use the host code.  

Anyone that orders $35+ of products online or at class, you will receive the August IDEAS tutorial bundle to show my gratitude!  Customers are also welcome to order the IDEAS tutorial bundle without a product order or to send as a gift, use the IDEAS button in the right column.

Janey

NEW Catalog AND Ordering Website!

August - December Mini Catalog 

Starts August 4, 2020

All your favorite fall and winter holidays and events are in this gorgeous catalog.   This Mini catalog is bigger than before and is filled with inspiring creativity to make your heart soar!

Do you need a Mini catalog? I have one for you, contact and you can pick one up.  Or if you are not in the area, it can be mailed to you.
Open House for locals: 4-6pm Thursday August 13th, click here to RSVP. 


NEW WEBSITE


Coming Tuesday August 4th we will have a marvelous new website for customer ordering!  You are going to LOVE our new, easier to navigate site. 

First note to share is that the website is a new URL. If you use your browser to store your login and password, then your browser will not recognize the new URL.  So you will need to input your login and password.  If you don't know/remember your password, you can save it today (Monday) or you can do a password reset.

Wishlist

You can now login to your customer account and create an online shopping/wishlist and you have the option to share this list via a link with your friends and family.  It will make shopping for gifts super easy.  Add to your list each time and it will store it for you - super efficient!


Website Feedback


We have a new feature that allows users to leave feedback anywhere and on anything in the new online store—and it delivers that information directly to the people who need to see it at Stampin’ Up!

Visitors to the online store will see a Bermuda Bay colored feedback tab on the right side of the screen. Clicking the tab brings up a window to provide feedback through a few quick and easy steps.

Positive feedback is useful as well, to help us understand what users like so we can work to bring better content, functionality, and features.

When a user clicks the feedback tab, they will be presented with the option to leave general or specific feedback.

General feedback is good to capture overall thoughts and feelings about the site, ideas for features or improvements, and other suggestions general to the site.

Specific feedback is great for addressing particular elements on a page. Selecting the specific feedback option gives the user the opportunity to click on the exact part of the page about which they would like to give feedback. Examples might include “I love this feature,” “this button isn’t working right,” “this text is confusing,” or “I wish there was another option here to…,” etc. 

Once general or specific feedback is selected (and in the case of specific feedback, an area of the page has been clicked), the user is then prompted in the final window to share additional, helpful information. 
Suggestion—this feedback helps us understand what and how we can improve.

Technical Issue—this feedback helps us understand what problems or obstacles the user is facing (e.g., broken or incorrect links; errors in images, text, or other elements; processes performing incorrectly; etc.)
Once the subject has been selected, an open field is provided for the user to share more information.
The user can then rate how likely they are to recommend Stampin’ Up! to friends and colleagues. This provides us with additional information regarding overall satisfaction levels, helping us to prioritize our efforts.
The user then clicks the submit button and they are done!

***STAMPING***


I do want to share some stamping, now that we have covered all the techy stuff.  Our new Comfort and Hope stamp set is lovely.  We made this card at Stamp Club in July.  The design is by Marika Laforge, a demonstrator from New Brunswick.  I was really drawn to her powerful simplicity. We enjoyed stamping it at club!




***ENDS TODAY***
Every $50 you spend by 3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 4–31 August 2020.


Don't miss the August Paper Pumpkin kit

 subscribe now to join my Pumpkin Party!  

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes!  The hero theme is to show appreciation to all the heroes in our everyday life: family, neighbors, medical professionals, first responders, teachers, and so many more!

Shop the Online Store


My online store is open 24 hours at http://bit.ly/shopwithJaney   Please use the online order host code, N4TZ7MQU



If your order is $150+ then you will earn your own Stampin' Rewards and do not use the host code.  

Anyone that orders $35+ of products online or at class, you will receive the August IDEAS tutorial bundle to show my gratitude!  Customers are also welcome to order the IDEAS tutorial bundle without a product order or to send as a gift, use the IDEAS button in the right column.

Janey

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

PPP Blog Hop Summer Nights



Hello friends and welcome to our Paper Pumpkin Possibilities blog hop! We are sharing alternate projects for the July Paper Pumpkin kit:  Summer Nights.


The kit includes 9 postcards with envelopes and 9 tealight bags. The Add-on kit is 24 card bases and envelopes, it is still available and so are re-fills of consumables for the Summer Nights kit. 


These are the elements in the kit and the exclusive kit stamp set. I used the stamps for my alternate projects.  I thought this stamp looked like a dandelion ready to spread it's seeds.  So I pulled out my Craft White Stampin' Pad to stamp my fluffy dandelions on Granny Apple Green card stock.


Pool Party was used for my second card.  The sentiment comes from an older Paper Pumpkin stamp set.


So then I created a fireworks card!


To create this ink effect, I used Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, and Gorgeous Grape ink refills on my clear block.  Then I dribbled some water onto the ink so that they ran together.


Then I pressed my stamp into the ink puddle and stamped onto my card layer.  This created a fun blended spread of color.


My next alternate project is based on cutting apart a tea light bag and using one of the post cards.  I stamped fireworks on the tea light bag in colors that coordinated with the postcard layer: Calypso Coral, Misty Moonlight, and Blackberry Bliss.


There are unlimited ideas for alternate projects with the Summer Nights kit. Now join me to find more inspiration from the rest of our team. Let's hop over to see Elizabeth's project, click on the next button below:




Every $50 you spend by 3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 4–31 August 2020.


Don't miss the August Paper Pumpkin kit -

 subscribe now to join my Pumpkin Party!  

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes!

Shop the Online Store


My online store is open 24 hours at http://bit.ly/shopwithJaney   Please use the online order host code, DHTKCYDW


If your order is $150+ then you will earn your own Stampin' Rewards and do not use the host code.  

Anyone that orders $35+ of products online or at class, you will receive the July IDEAS tutorial bundle to show my gratitude!  Customers are also welcome to order the IDEAS tutorial bundle without a product order or to send as a gift, use the IDEAS button in the right column.

Janey

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Rustic Retreat Watercolor Card

I spied the Rustic Retreat stamp set and could NOT believe I had missed it in a past catalog.  It is the prefect forest/cabin/hunting/mountain retreat themed stamp set and it is is so cute!  I added it to my next order and designed it for our July stamp club. 

We used the Watercolor Pencils to color the images (stamped with Memento Tuxedo ink pad).  This first card is just plain pencils.


Then we used Blender pens over the Watercolor pencil colors for the final step.  This softens and smooths the color blending.  The bear in this version did not have as much color depth as the sample above, I think I might add more color to him. 


Did you notice the A. A. Milne quote?  Ah, love it!!!!
Click here to see details about the wonderful Rustic Retreat stamp set.

I hope you will order the Rustic Retreat and enjoy stamping some cards and scrapbook pages of your mountain memories.



Every $50 you spend by 3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 4–31 August 2020.


Don't miss the August Paper Pumpkin kit:

Subscribe now to join my Pumpkin Party!  


This kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes to celebrate the everyday heroes in our lives: friends, parents, kids, coaches, medical providers, first responders all need a little extra cheering, appreciation, and recognition.

Shop the Online Store

My online store is open 24 hours at http://bit.ly/shopwithJaney   Please use the online order host code, DHTKCYDW


If your order is $150+ then you will earn your own Stampin' Rewards and do not use the host code.  

Anyone that orders $35+ of products online or at class, you will receive the July IDEAS tutorial bundle to show my gratitude!  Customers are also welcome to order the IDEAS tutorial bundle without a product order or to send as a gift, use the IDEAS button in the right column.
Janey

Monday, July 13, 2020

Artistry Blooms Surprise Card

I was thrilled to open my mail box and see a surprise from Donna Griffith, my Stampin' Up! regional manager.  Each of us that earned the Maui Incentive trip (rescheduled to 2021) received a cute card.  It was so nice to know that we were in their thoughts during the week we had planned to be in Maui.


Isn't is fresh, cheery, and summery? She used the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper and made simple stamping into a sweet design.  It really brightened my day!


Product share orders are OPEN for the Annual catalog and the August-December 2020 Mini catalog.  Click on the order image on the top right (on the blog website) to open the order form.



Every $50 you spend by 3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 4–31 August 2020.

Don't miss the August Paper Pumpkin kit - subscribe now to join my Pumpkin Party!  

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes!

Shop the Online Store


My online store is open 24 hours at http://bit.ly/shopwithJaney   Please use the online order host code, DHTKCYDW


If your order is $150+ then you will earn your own Stampin' Rewards and do not use the host code.  

Anyone that orders $35+ of products online or at class, you will receive the July IDEAS tutorial bundle to show my gratitude!  Customers are also welcome to order the IDEAS tutorial bundle without a product order or to send as a gift, use the IDEAS button in the right column.

Janey

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Kre8tors Blog Hop Comfort and Hope



Hello friends!  Welcome to our Kre8tors Blog Hop, our theme is a Tropical Nights color challenge.  I designed with the new Comfort and Hope stamp set in our Annual catalog.


The Comfort and Hope stamp set has the sweetest sentiments and a lot great background images.


I stamped the herringbone image on the Night of Navy layer.  The hashmarks image is stamped on the Basic Grey layer plus some Rococo Rose stamped sequins.


I stamped the nest image with Rococo Rose, Night of Navy, and Basic Grey to symbolize multiple circles of hugs.


I hope you will appreciate the supplies list at the end of my post.  Be sure to add Comfort and Hope to your shopping list!

Now join me to hop over to Sharon's blog and her amazing Tropical Nights color challenge design, click on the Next button:





Every $50 you spend by 3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 4–31 August 2020.


Don't miss the August Paper Pumpkin kit - subscribe now to join my Pumpkin Party!  

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes!

Shop the Online Store


My online store is open 24 hours at http://bit.ly/shopwithJaney   Please use the online order host code, DHTKCYDW


If your order is $150+ then you will earn your own Stampin' Rewards and do not use the host code.  

Anyone that orders $35+ of products online or at class, you will receive the July  IDEAS tutorial bundle to show my gratitude!  Customers are also welcome to order the IDEAS tutorial bundle without a product order or to send as a gift, use the IDEAS button in the right column.

Product List
Janey