I wanted to share the other make & take from my Holiday Open House on Monday. It uses the For All Things stamp set (wood - 135152, clear - 135155) and a monochromatic color palette - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Whisper White. Other than stamps, ink, and paper, this card only used one more tool - the Extra Large Oval Punch. Super quick!!
I also used this as the card I sent to all my wonderful customers who placed recent orders with me - whether online or with my vacation special. I do appreciate all of your support and this is just a small token to thank you. I truly am "grateful for you".
If you have gotten a thank you card from me, you might have noticed that I always write on the inside on a post-it note. This is so you can remove the post-it and re-use the card (or save it for a sample)! I had a customer once ask me why I did that - and once I told her, this look of relief came over her face! She then admitted to me that she thought it was pretty tacky that I had written the sentiment on a post-it, but luckily she asked and I got the chance to explain!!! So in case you might have wondered that too, I thought I would let you know!
I have a few more classes that I am planning, but are not on my calendar yet, so stay tuned to my blog and/or my class schedule so you can be in the know! I will be posting some samples later this week or early next week.
Enjoy your day!
Maybe it is and maybe it isn't, but I couldn't resist this stamp set and I think this card is adorable!!! We made this tonight as one of my free make & takes at my Holiday Catalog Open House. If you missed the event, please let me know! I'll make sure to get you a catalog if you'd like one!
This card uses the Get Your Santa On stamp set (#135761). It's another photopolymer set and a great value at $15.95 for 12 stamps!
Speaking of Blendabilities, I have space in my next class (Coastal Cabana), but you have to RSVP by tomorrow! I will give you a little teaser and show you the projects we will create in this session.
To sign up, click here.
Enjoy your night and I promise I will create at least one more blog post before next Monday!!! But in the meantime, check out my Facebook Page too!!!
I joined a swap for the Holiday Catalog and decided to use the new photopolymer stamp set White Christmas (#135767). It's a GREAT value at $15.95 for 13 stamps and the set is very versatile. Not that I am really ready to think about Christmas yet!! But in any event, here is my swap:
I used a brayer for the blue in the background (Marina Mist and Night of Navy), then sponged Perfect Plum on the edges to create the sky. The moon, snow, and polar bear were all masked with a post it note. The snow on the trees was added with a White Gel Pen. The card took a little bit of time, but not too bad. It was really fun to make!!
Later this afternoon, I have to go to the elementary school and help out with their annual scavenger hunt for new families to the school. I'm looking forward to seeing the teachers and other parents, and I am definitely excited for my kids to go back to school (Thursday), but I really can do without homework for another month or so!!! Anyone with me on that one???
Luckily, not all my kids activities start until the week of September 15. That gives me a little bit of time to ease into things. Hopefully... :)
In the meantime, although the temperatures are closing in on 90 today, I'm going to look at my swap card and think of a little cooler temperatures. Have a great day!
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This sample above was one we made at my latest Technique Tuesday Class earlier this week. (It was on Tuesday - lol.) :) This was the very popular & trendy Ombre Technique, but oddly enough it also features the Elegant Butterfly Punch, which happened to go on sale at 25% off this week for just $11.96! It's definitely worth getting if you don't have it already! But hurry - the weekly deal is only through midnight on Monday, August 25.
The sample also uses my favorite stamp set - you guessed it - Work of Art both for the background and for the greeting. The possibilities with this set are endless and there are several stamps in the set that can be used for the Ombre Technique!
I was really going to try & be on top of things and have a few posts ready to go for next week while I am on vacation, but it didn't happen. :( However, I did do a lot of stamping and creating this past week, so I will have plenty of content for when I get back on Labor Day. And who knows - maybe I'll steal a few minutes on vacation and create a quick post. But in case I don't, I might post something to my Facebook page - jenstampsdotcom, so be sure to LIKE me and you'll get some new & exciting content!
Have a great week (in case I don't get online) and I'll be back in touch in September! (Oh and don't forget to sign up for my mailing list - my newsletter will be out on or about September 3!!!) Happy Labor Day!
I am really loving this sample! I saw how to do it on Pinterest, but it didn't really have a name, so I am calling it the "Dream in Color" Technique. You might think it uses the Blendabilities markers, but it actually uses the regular Stampin' Write Markers. I love the soft effect it gives and I look forward to teaching it next Tuesday, 8/20 at my Technique Tuesday Class. I have a feeling everyone's samples will be very different! (I should try to remember to take pictures of all of them!!)
This particular sample uses a new stamp set from the Annual Catalog. It's a hostess set called I Like You and is only $14 for wood mounted or $10 for clear mounted. It includes 4 floral images and 2 greetings. I think it would be great for the Blendabilities markers too! In order to get this set, you have to use your hostess benefits, which means placing an order of $150 or more. Remember, you can combine orders with your friends to reach that total!!!
In addition to creating this sample this week, I have been working on those custom monogrammed notecards, so I think tomorrow I will share some of those. I have yet to photograph them!
If you'd like more information on my Technique Tuesday Class or are just looking for rubber stamping and/or scrapbooking classes in New Jersey, be sure to sign up for my mailing list. You can RSVP for next Tuesday's Technique class (Tuesday, August 19) here.
Have a great day!
One final thing I like to do after our NJCW Scrapbook Weekends is to send a thank you note to everyone who attended. As our numbers have increased over the years, this is becoming a larger and larger task, but I woudn't have it any other way! I truly do appreciate everyone who attends, and a hand-stamped, hand-written thank you note is the least I can do.
I had some time over this past weekend and worked on getting these all done and I am happy to say they will be in today's mail! :)
I used the Flashback Designer Series Paper (which was in the goodie bags that we gave away at the weekend) and the greeting is from Sassy Salutations. The DSP was punched with the 1" square punch. The cardstock is Very Vanilla and the front layer is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Today, I have 4 additional sets of personalized cards to make, and I am looking forward to more stamping! These are more customized than what I normally do, but I am excited about rising to the challenge! I'll be sure to post photos when I am finished!
My kids don't have any camps or activities this week, so I am hoping they let me get my stamping done!! Enjoy your Monday!!
I haven't talked much about running lately, but I have actually been pretty consistent over the past few weeks! I've managed to build up my long runs around 10 miles (last Saturday I actually even did 12 miles) and have been incorporating speedwork and tempo runs once a week. This past week's total mileage was 26.5 miles and last week was 24. Today's run was 10 miles (and it actually ended up at 10.22). :)
After next week I am going to be on vacation, so I am afraid I might fall off the wagon, but I'll see what I can do. Maybe a few shorter runs will happen, but the likelihood of me doing a 10+ mile run by myself on vacation is probably slim to none. :(
So with my run behind me for the day, I am planning on STAMPING this afternoon! Yesterday I started making thank you notes for our NJ Crop Weekends Summer Crop, and today I plan to finish them. Here is pretty much where I am at. :)
Also this past week I released the details on my Blendabilities Classes. You can find out more about those here. And to tempt you, here is a sneak peek at part of one of the Coastal Cabana projects we will create!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!
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