Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bombs Away Birthday

Today Stampin' Up! introduced a new Photopolymer Stamp Set called (can you guess?) Bombs Away Birthday!

I am in love with the new photopolymer stamp sets and I can't wait to have this one too!

Here are the images in this new set:
 They work best with Blocks C & D and the info for this set - Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set #133411 and is $13.95

Also if you have joined My Paper Pumpkin (also you can join at anytime, just be sure to choose Jennifer Andrews for your Demonstrator!) you now have the ability to skip a month! Be sure that you have done this by the 10th of the month that you would like to skip. Just visit the My Paper Pumpkin's web site ( and click the Sign In on the top right corner and click Manage My Pumpkin in the center box. Quick and easy!

If you have any questions about either the Photopolymer Stamps or the My Paper Pumpkin just let me know!

Happy Stampin!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Stampin' Up! Color Refresh

Exciting new Color News!!!

Stampin' Up! has refreshed all 4 color collections to keep current with color and fashion trends.
This means some will be retiring and some will be coming back or staying and also one new color!

All retiring color products (paper, ribbon, ink pads, etc) will be available only while supplies last.

This means some products may not be available through the retired list period and will sell out! 

Also the Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor Crayons are being discontinued. The Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor Crayons Brights collection have been backed ordered so will no longer be available.
 Watercolor Crayons - Subtles (119802), Neutrals (119805) and Regals (119803) are available while supplies last! Get'em before they're gone.

Happy Stampin!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Cards

As promised here are the cards that were made with the first Paper Pumpkin kit.

It was a really fun and easy project to do. I had even more fun since I got two out of three kids to help! Both Ben (almost 4) and Madelyn (almost 7) created a card all their own. I made one following the directions and of course one that is kicked up a notch.

Here are the photos.....

Ben was really proud that he was able to make the card all by himself.

Here is the card as made following the directions....

Here is Madelyn's card.....

Here is Ben's card.....

Here is the stepped up card, I added a mat of Old Olive & the Baker's Twine to the button along with some extra stamping......

I should have taken photos of Maddie while she was making her card too but Ben was acting extra goofy when he started to make his so I had to bring the camera out. I'll have to get him his own sticker collection now to since that was his favorite part, well that and stamping, and glueing, and well everything!

*Side note I did offer to have my oldest son Brendan (10) make a card to and he wasn't having any part in that. His response was "No, I'm good" 

This is a perfect to-go project, something to do with the kids/grandkids or just for a rainy day. I love that everything (you'll need SNAIL) is in the kit :)

Happy Stampin' 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Paper Pumpkin

Once again today my little Miss Maddie was home sick from school. Hopefully tomorrow everything will be back to normal and we will be back on schedule here.....or as close as we can get with all three kids.

But it was a nice surprise to find that my Paper Pumpkin kit has arrived all ready!
I can't wait to work on this tomorrow with lil' Miss Maddie.

Here are some photos of what the kits contains:
A welcome note.....
The kit is all wrapped up in tissue for that extra special feeling.....
Here are the contents for the first kit......card kit, Basic Grey spot & two clear mount stamps.

Included in the kits are all the items needed to make the card shown in the picture include direction on how to assemble the card. All that is needed is some adhesive (SNAIL, Glue Dots, etc) Note - the clear acrylic block was a special bonus gift for the first month.

The nice thing is your creativity can begin can use your stash of ribbon, extra buttons and any retired items to make this project your own. 
Both Maddie and I will each make a stepped up version of this card tomorrow. You can sign up for Paper Pumpkin at be sure to list me (Jennifer Andrews) as your demonstrator! 

Happy Stampin' 

Friday, March 15, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Card

Getting ready to go Green.....but only for one day.

Today's card is of course for St. Patrick's Day!
Here is what was used in today's card:
-DSP Stack - Bright - Old Olive
-Full Heart Punch (6)  & Bird Builder Punch (stem)
-Natural & Old Olive Card Stock
- Happy St. Patrick's Day single stamp (retired, but any St. Patrick's stamp would work)
-Basic Rhinestone Jewels

I hope that you have a happy & safe St. Patrick's Day!
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dude, You're Welcome! Card Kit

Today I am showing the new Dude, You're Welcome! card kit. Brian (my husband) is pretty good at leaving me little notes and cards every now and again so I thought that this could be something that was just for him. I think he's scared of the about of stuff that I have to try and do anything on his own. I've taken some stuff out for him in the past to let him work with the kids on some cards and such.

Plus it comes all in a nice sturdy box that will help him keep it all together. I don't have a 'card' to show off the kit but we did try out the stamps on some of my paper so we weren't using his. Here are some photos:

Here is what is all included in the kit (both the stamps are double sided and come mounted!), the 4 stamps, Classic Basic Grey Ink Pad, Twelve 4" x 6" Postcards and Twelve Basic Grey Envelopes. 

I really love the sticker that is included too:

Here is what 3 of the 4 stamps look like:

When he gets around to making something I will post photos of that as well for you all to see :) 
Here's the ordering information: Dude, You're Welcome! #132807 $24.95   (it's located under the Special Offers section) 

Happy Stamin'

Friday, March 8, 2013

Everybunny Basket

I'm looking forward to the warm weather and knowing that Spring starts to bring those wonderful flowers back.

Here is the 3-D project that goes along with my Stamp Set of the Week.
This basket is made with a 6" x 6" piece of DSP. Scored at 2" & 4" in both directions.
Cut two score lines on two edges and adhere closed with Sticky Strip.
For the handle I used a 1" x 6" piece of card stock along with the 1/2" circle punch and a glimmer brad.
For the main image I used the 1 3/8", 1 1/4" circle punch & the 1 3/4" scalloped circle punch.

Here is the Special Best of 25 Years stamp bundle for March.
I hope that you enjoy today's project. I'm looking forward for what I have planed for next week!

Happy Stampin'

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Back up and running.......well, walking really fast

It was bound to happen.....the kids have a break from school and someone is going to a cold. Bad news is this year it was me. But I'm back up and running (or more like walking really fast). So we will just jump right back in where I left off......finishing up the Stamp of the Week set.
Here we have card design number 3.
For this card I used of course Everybunny Stamp Set along with the following:
Regal Rose & Whisper White card stock
Brights - DSP Patterns Stack
Large Paper Doily Sizzix
Blender Pen
1/2" Circle Punch.
Bakers Twine

While this one wasn't my favorite from the stamp set, it was one that Madelyn (6) wanted to try and CASE off another card that she saw. For the most part she nailed it, I just would have used more color, a different color for the paper doily for example.

Happy Stampin'

PS - New Stampin' Up! news!!! New Photopolymer Stamp Set

There is more information in my newsletter!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Everybunny Take Two

I am loving that my kids are on mid-winter break but I am noticing I have less 'crafting' time even though I am home more. Huh.

Here is card number two in the Stamp of the Week challenge with the Everybunny stamp set.

Here is what was used on today's card......
Whisper White, Regal Rose & Lucky Limeade
Stazon ink pad
Daffodil delight, pretty in pink, Rich razzleberry, wisteria wonder & crumb cake Stampin' Write Markers.
2 3/8" scallop circle & 1 3/4" circle punches
Retired Nursery Nest DSP (I meant to use Twitterpated but grabbed the wrong pile)
Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon

I hope that you enjoy today's card!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Everybunny Oval

Sorry about not posting Saturday & Monday. We spent the weekend working on our is our help. And the kids have their Mid-Winter Break this week, just in time for me to get a stomach bug.
But we are back to work and up & Stampin'!  With posting everyday(ish) I have found that I need to make a schedule to help keep things fresh and new. So this week I'm going to try something new and my goal is to be able to do this once a month. Since I'm so original in thinking of names we'll call it....The Stamp Set of the Week! (Nice right) I'll make three cards and one 3-d project using the same stamp set all week. (I know!)

So for it's launch...The Stamp Set of the Week is Everybunny this month. 

Here is what was used in today's card:
Everybunny Stamp Set
Stazon & Regal Rose ink pads
Whisper White & Regal Rose cardstock
Watercolor Crayons - Brights & Aqua Painter
Chevron Embossing Folder & Ovals Framelits Dies
Regal Rose Taffeta Ribbon & Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Itty Bitty Shapes & Modern Label punches

I hope you have a great day! Happy Stampin' 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Easter Sampler

With the V-day holiday done, now it's time to get ready for SPRING!!! I love Spring, your just that much closer to Summer! Being a transplant from the south (Georgia) to the north (Michigan) Winter's are both cold and long but the Spring is really beautiful.

Today's card uses the new stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalog - Spring Sampler. I love this stamp set, all the cute little stamps. Maddie thinks this set is just awesome! These are 3x3 cards perfect for those Easter gifts.

Here is what is used in today's card(s).......
Spring Sampler & Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets
Scallop Square & 1" Square punches
Natural White & Melon Mambo card stock
Melon Mambo Classic Ink pad
Stampin' Write Markers - Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede & Daffodil Delight.

I hope that you enjoyed today's project.
Happy Stampin',

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Simple Box - Valentine

I hope you all are having a wonderful Valentine's Day! Happy Valentine's Day from me too :)

My final Valentine related project for the year is the treat that I made for my kids. It is really simple and can easily be changed to fit any holiday and it is easy to change in size too!
It is my Simple Box......

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For this project I used......
The Simple Box PDF
Regal Rose & Rick Razzleberry & Natural White card stock
Twitterpated DSP
Window Sheet
Regal Rose & Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pads

Hearts a Flutter & My Little Valentine stamp sets

Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Full Heart Punch & Framelits - Hearts A Flutter 

Do a good deed and share this with one of your stampin' friends :)
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Crazy Wednesday!

I think this my be a trend for my Wednesday's (I hope not) but it is again a crazy Wednesday.
I had. My Parent-Tot class that I teach at the Community Center and of course late last night I came up with a brilliant change of plans for the craft project but the change involved a quick shopping trip before class. But there is nothing like giving kids cookies, frosting & sprinkles to keep them entertained for 10 whole minutes!

Then I found out after school that Madelyn needed a box for her Valentine party. Well luckily I have a surplus of craft supplies. Then she wanted to use the Cricut Expressions 2. I I haven't really used this new toy before now (or at least to get the images to fit right) I think this is why I love my Big Shot better than the Cricut. After thirty minutes and my husband laughing at me I finally got it.

So tomorrow we will return to the normal cards and 3-d Stampin' Up! projects.
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Best Of Everything

While I finish up getting my kids Valentine's done they were of course getting into some of my stuff and happened to find the featured item in today's card......wonder color crayons!

These are so much fun to use and can be used many different ways. For today's card I colored with the crayons right onto the stamp (you can use more than one color and blend away!) and the misted the stamp with plain water. Give the water a few seconds to spread over the whole stamp and voila watercolor made easy.

Here is what I used for today's card.......
Best of Everything stamp set
Regal Rose & Natural White card stock
Floral District DSP
Bright Watercolor Crayons
Regal Rose classic ink pad
Curly Label punch & Cloudy Day Embossing Folder

I hope that you have a great day and don't forget to sign up for my email newsletter.
Happy Stampin'

Monday, February 11, 2013

Blue Ribbon Birthday

I hope all of had a wonderful weekend! Last night was my oldest son's (Brendan) Blue & Gold Ceremony for cub scouts. It is sad to think that he only has one more year in Cub Scouts but then I look at Ben and I'm reminded that I get to do this all over again in a couple of years.

So that started my thought process for today.....with the Blue Ribbon stamp set.
Here is what was used in today's card........
Midnight Muse, Gumball Green & Natural Ivory card stock.
Midnight Muse & Gumball Green classic ink pads.
Sycamore Street DSP
Gumball Green 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon
Blue Ribbon & Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets
2 3/8" Scallop Circle, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle punches
Framelits - Bitty Banners

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Happy Stampin'

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Family Day

Today was a family day for us here. The older two kids got to go to their Pokemon league and play with other kids their age. Afterward we had my nephews birthday party to go to and we got to see little Ben who is spending the weekend with his grandparents.

And instead of coming home and getting some craft time in we got the next step in our basement project started. Of course Maddie was there to help out. Nothing like building while decked out in Hello Kitty gear.

I hope you had a great day too! (hopefully tomorrow I can get some craft time in)
Happy Stampin'

Friday, February 8, 2013

Smarty Pants.....

Today the kids had another snow day, they had one last week too! But that means extra cuddles and a helping hand when it comes time to craft.

Here is the card for today....Smarty Pants....(because both my kids got prefect report cards on Monday)

This is what was used for today's card..........
Patterned Occasions stamp set
Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Midnight Muse and Natural White card stock
Sycamore Street DSP
Midnight Muse & Early Espresso Stampin' Write Markers
Midnight Muse 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon
Framelits Window Frames Collection
Stripes Impressions Folder

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Latte Love Card

Today is normally my get it done day (since lil' Ben is in school 1/2 the day) but today I was able to help a friend out and got a lil' guy to watch and hang out with. It is so much fun (I think anyway) to get to watch other people's kids because for the most part they will behave better for you then they would with their own parents. So it was a wonderful change of pace for the day.

But that doesn't mean I don't have a card for you today! :)
I love this stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration is one of my favorite's right now.
Here is what is used in today's card......
Patterned Occasions Stamp Set
Raspberry Ripple, Natural White & Island Indigo cardstock
Sycamore Street DSP
Raspberry Ripple 3/8" satin stitched ribbon
Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry & Island Indigo Stampin' Write Markers
Cherron Embossing Folder
Mini Brads

I hope that you have a great day!
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Carry On

Today's card was made so that I had some thing to send to my Thirty-One hostesses as a thank the only requirement was that it had a bag on it in some way.

Here was my first idea....I sure when I use all that I had made I'll come up with a different idea.

Here is what I used for this card:
Carry On Hostess Stamp Set
Floral District DSP
Chocolate Chip & Natural White cardstock
Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry & Basic Black ink
Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding ribbon
1" Square & 1 1/2" Scallop Square punch
and a small craft stapler

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Happy Stampin'

Monday, February 4, 2013

Moving Trio

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I really enjoyed the Superbowl last night and some of the commercials were over the top. What was your favorite commercial? Leave a comment for some blog candy! (I will pick the winner Friday @ 2pm eastern, good luck!)

Today's card is a bonus is three cards in one. Or really three cards from one stamp set and one card layout. I couldn't decide which image to use (has that ever happened to you!) and I decided to just do all three :) I am trying really hard to create cards outside my comfort zone....using those sets that I have but have never used! It's really sad how many retired stamp sets that I have that I never tried to use.

Anyhow.....on to today's card(s)
 Here is what is used:
Natural White, Chocolate Chip, Real Red & Midnight Muse card stock
Chocolate Chip, Real Red & Midnight Muse Stampin' Write Markers
Mini Brads
Moving Forward stamp set

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Window Valentine

Today's card is also my free technique PDF that you will get when you join my email list!!!
How cool is that a free gift...I love free stuff. And the great news is you can use this technique for so many different designs/themes! Here is my sample & Window Valentine....
 See when you open it, it has a window! (Cool huh!)
Alright enough crazy talk...Here are the supplies that I used to make this card...
Natural White, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink & Regal Rose card stock
First Edition & Floral District DSP
Melon Mambo & Regal Rose ink pads
White Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Framelits - Hearts & Hearts a Flutter
Heart punch
Hearts a Flutter, My Little Valentine & Something to Celebrate (retired hostess set) stamp sets

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Happy Stampin'

Friday, February 1, 2013

Birthday Blast Off!

Today's card was really fun to design (I feel like I say that everyday....but hey, anytime I get to stamp is fun!). I love the new Cloudy Day embossing folder in the new Spring Catalog and I've had the Blast Off stamp set just waiting for the right day to get used & you guessed it today was that day.

I really like how the two products although in two different catalogs went together today. I also made the clouds with the Build a Cupcake punch! Talk about totally different products working together!

Here are the supplies that I made for this card:
Natural Ivory, Pool Party, Real Red & Whisper White card stock
Midnight Muse, Pumpkin Pie & Gumball Green inkpads
Midnight Muse & Real Red Stampin' Write Markers
Cloudy Day Embossing Folder
Build a Cupcake & 1 1/4" Circle punches

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Happy Stampin'

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sycamore Thank You

Today's card uses only those products that are available now in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.
With every $50 you spend you can pick a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog! This is the favorite time of year for many stampers.

Here are the supplies that were used in today's card:
Natural White and Primrose Petals cardstock
Sycamore Street DSP
Petite Curly Label Punch
Pretty Petite's stamp set
Sycamore Street Island Indigo Ribbon
Midnight Muse ink

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Birthday Whale

I think this my be my favorite card of the week! It isn't because it's fancy or because it uses my favorite ribbon or embellishments......this card defines one of my reason for stamping.......spending time with my family. This card was made with the help of my three year old Ben!
 His favorite stamp set right now is the Oh, Whale! (He used it for his valentine's too)
We kept the card simple (being three he still has an attention span that lasts for about 5-10 minutes)
He loves the big shot so of course we used it to cut out the whale image with the Happy Whale clearlits sizzix die and also the Large Scallop Edgelits die to make the waves as well.
Here is the list of supplies that we used to make this card:
Natural White & Pool Party cardstock
Midnight Mist ink
Oh, Whale! and Wishes Your Way stamp sets
Happy Whale Clearlits & Large Scallop Edgelits
Modern Label Punch

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Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


We got to enjoy a wonderful Snow Day yesterday, started with snow and ended with rain! Then today was in the 50's!!! I don't think my poor kids will get to go sledding this year at all. But we all enjoyed a mental and physical health day.

It was really nice to have a couple hours break though when all three kiddo's went to school day :)

Today's project is a card with the new Bitty Butterfly punch.
Today's card uses:
Natural Ivory, Wisteria Wonder, Regal Rose, Primrose Petals Card Stock and Lucky Limeade DSP.
Primrose Petals ink
A Fitting Occasion and Wacky Wishes (Hostess) Stamp Sets
1 1/4" Scallop, 1" Circle & Bitty Butterfly punches

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Happy Stampin'

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine Treat Number 3

This Valentine Treat was my favorite of the three. Mostly because my three year old helped to make and design it. He was just in love with the whale and so proud he had to show everyone in the house. He was the one who made the candy selection of Air Heads, which the other two said yes to as well.

Here is the list of supplies that I used on this project:
The help of a very excited three year old....
Bigz Top Note Die
Sizzix Clearlits Happy Whale Die
Bashful Blue and Natural White cardstock
Oh, Whale! stamp set
Midnight Muse and Pacific Point ink
Modern Label Punch
Midnight Muse Satin Stitched Ribbon

I again used glue dots to hold the airhead in place and also to close the top of the top note die before I tied the ribbon on it.

I hope that you enjoyed my Valentine's Day Treat Trio.   Also be sure to sign up for my new email newsletter for special bonus projects & videos!!

Happy Stamping!  Jen 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine Treat Number 2

Again with the late post today! I have one more hour for it to still be Friday, made it under the wire. So posting everyday is getting easier but getting the post up before lunch is something I will have to work on!  (plus I use the !!! alot)

Today's project is the Valentine Treat for my daughter's class. Of course I had help in the design and putting together of this one. (She also was the one to help with design her older brothers too)

Here is the list of the items that was used in this project:
Bigz XL Petite Pocket 
Pretty in Pink, Real Red and Naturals White Card Stock 
Scallop Dots Ribbon - Pretty in Pink
Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Versa Mark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Oh, Whale! and Hearts a Flutter Stamp sets and Happy Valentine single stamp
Framelits - Hearts a Flutter 
Heart Punch
 I used Sticky Strip to close the pocket and a glue dot to hold the Air Head in place. 

I hope that you enjoyed today's project. Tomorrow I will show you the last project in my Valentine's Day Treat Trio.   Also be sure to sign up for my new email newsletter for special bonus projects & videos!!

Happy Stamping!  Jen