Tuesday, March 28, 2017

4 more days of Sale-a-Bration!

 Do you love these colors? Well, they are available for just a limited time now! Come mid-April, the Retiring List will come out, detailing which stamp sets and accessories are being discontinued to make room in the catalog for new product. These lovely colors - and all the coordinating products that go with them like paper, ink, ribbon, embellishments, etc - are all going bye-bye and will be VERY tough to get once that Retiring List hits.

Be smart. Get them now before they're sold out.

Be even smarter. Get them now before the end of March, while you can still earn Sale-a-Bration freebies for every $60 you spend!

You're welcome.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Product Spotlight Blog Hop: Glam it up with Glimmer Paper!

Welcome, Product Spotlight Blog Hoppers! You may have come from Darla's blog - click the links at the end of the posts to hit each blog on the hop to see projects made with the new (Feb. 21) Sale-a-Bration products!

Hello, my name is Jenilee, and I love glitter.

And sparkle. And shine. And you get the idea.

So how excited was I when Stampin' Up! announced that one of their Sale-a-Bration "late to the party" additions would be a GLIMMER PAPER PACK?

Very. (would be an understatement).

I wanted to show you all a card that is quick and easy. Because I made this when I was packing to go to San Diego, and I needed to go to bed. And I made it in 5 minutes. Which is pretty much a record time for me.

This paper just makes it so easy!! Grab your favorite punch, punch one of each, wham-bam-thank-you-maam your card is done.

You seriously need to get your hands on some of this stuff. Put in a $60 order and you can get some for FREE! Only a few days left; Sale-a-Bration ends when March does and then this lovely glimmer paper pack is gone for good.

ETA: I wrote this post before leaving on our trip. Sadly, it sold out super quickly. Stampin' Up! Just announced yesterday that they've added some new items from the occasions and annual catalogs that can be redeemed as free items - - and one of them is the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.  That would by far be my first and favorite choice!!

Now, go check out Amanda's blog and see what lovely project she has to share with us!!

Thanks for stopping by, and please leave a comment to tell me what YOUR favorite FREE Sale-a-Bration product has been this year!!


Like what you see? Click on any of the images below to go shopping in my online store!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Product Spotlight Blog Hop: Hooray for new Sale-a-Bration picks!

Hello everyone! This may be your first stop on the blog hop, or you may have come from Robbie's blog. Make sure you stop at all the blogs on the hop to see the awesome projects created for you today!

Sale-a-Bration is my favorite time of year - hello free stuff! And I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the three new products that they added on Feb. 21. These are still available until the end of March and are FREE when you spend $60 in Canada. I think I'm the only Canadian blogger on the hop - so if you're in Canada, you can click on the links below of any of the product images to visit my shop and place an order.

This card uses the baby wipe technique to get the multicolored image. Simply take a baby wipe and use the Classic Ink Refills to create a custom ink pad! I started in the middle with So Saffron and added Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, and Watermelon Wonder on one side and Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Island Indigo on the other. Then, just use it like you would any other ink pad!

Thanks for visiting my blog today! I love to see your comments, so please leave one below to let me know you were here!

Now, go see my good friend Amanda at her blog.

Happy Stamping!


Here's what I used today!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Oh, Veruca!

Welcome to the Thursday Product Spotlight Blog Hop! You may have come from Amanda's blog - I'm the token Canadian in the hop and I'm happy to have you here!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was one of my all-time favorite books when I was growing up. I loved to read just about anything by Roald Dahl. My oldest, James, is almost 9 and he loves the books too. He's read most of them 4 or 5 times. Not even kidding. I think the kid likes reading even more than me, which is saying something.

Anyway, back to Willy Wonka.

Someone just had to make a golden egg with this set. It was practically begging for it.

In a world of blah, it's pretty amazing when you find those friends that are "good eggs." I've been pretty blessed in the last couple of years to have a handful of women that are gold through & through. I think one of them is going to get this card... just a thanks-for-being-there card. Because I don't think we do enough of that - recognize that it's enough to just be there and love one another. I sincerely hope all of you have at least a couple of friends that would deserve this card!!

Want to make it at home? Here's what I used. If you're in Canada and in need of a demonstrator, I'd love to help you! You can also click on any of the images to go to my online store.

Weeeellll, I am off to bed. I've had a couple of busy evenings of classes and tomorrow it's time to pack the trailer, and we'll be off to Cali for a couple of weeks. Thank you for stopping by, and go visit Robbie's blog next!


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Watercolor Pencil Technique #5 - Vellum Honeybees!!

Did you know that the watercolor pencils even work on vellum?!? I know, right?! So cute!

I can't even. They're just so stinkin' cute!

I used a blender pen to blend the colors on this card. It's tough to tell in this photo, but the hive is stamped on Shimmery White, too. It's so cute in person!

The stamp set that I used for this card - Shooting Star - features images that can be diecut with the Sliding Star Framelits dies and used to make super adorable slider cards! The wood-mount bundle is $61 - which, if you purchase it before the end of March, would qualify you for a free Sale-a-Bration product. Score! You could get some of that awesome glimmer paper!

What is your favorite Watercolor Pencil Technique?


Here's what I used to make this card - shop at my online store and you can make it from home!

Watercolor Pencil Techniques Part 4: Love Sparkles!

This is a favorite card of mine, for sure. First of all - it employs a watercolor wash background - one of my all-time favorite looks. Secondly... the watercolor was is done on our Shimmery White cardstock, which just gives it a beautifully subtle shimmer. You probably can't see it in the photo here, but in person it's quite pretty!

To create the watercolor wash, simply color strips with the watercolor pencils and use an Aqua Painter to blend them. It's simple and so fun! The more water you use, the more blended the final product will be. I like to use quite a bit of water and then just set it aside for a while to dry before stamping the sentiment. 

The sentiment here is from the Love Sparkles stamp set which is in the Occasions catalog. This is the same set that I used to make Natasha's valentines this year! I love this set. :)

I have another Sale-a-Bration bundle for you today!

143183  $26.00   Love Sparkles (Clear-mount) 
141709  $21.00   Watercolor Pencils
101910  $10.00   Shimmery White Cardstock
142786   $ 8.50   Urban Underground Embellishments
TOTAL: $65.50 - Qualifies you for a FREE Sale-a-bration item! wahoo!

Have a great Tuesday!


Here's what I used to make today's card:

Monday, March 6, 2017

Watercolor Pencil Techniques: Part 3 - with Flower Shop

Hello stampers! It is Monday, and I am ok with that because *fingers crossed* I'm finally starting to feel better. I have had a rough couple of months with sickness, and am hopefully near the end of strep throat this round. Thank you for being so patient with me!!

Today, I'm sharing with you another card that we made at the Watercolor Pencils Technique Class. Again, the card is simple because the purpose of the class was to focus on the techniques rather than the embellishments!!

This card is stamped using the Flower Shop stamp set in Melon Mambo Classic Ink on Whisper White cardstock (regular, not the thick stuff). I then took the Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencil and scribbled over the flowers, and then sprayed them with water so that the colors would bleed a little. This way, you still get the definition of the stamp but you get some added color from the pencils.

The Happy Birthday stamp is from the Big On Birthdays set - one of my favorites from the Occasions catalog!!

Thanks for stopping by today! Remember that when you spend $60 this month, you get to choose a free product from our Sale-a-bration offerings. Yay! That's a $15 - $25 value right there!! I'd love to help you with your order, or you can order online from home and have your order shipped directly to you. Do you have a lot of items on your list? Consider purchasing the starter kit instead for $135 (no shipping, no tax) and choose up to $165 in product to put in your kit - any product! yay! Not only is the kit itself a fantastic deal, you're then able to get a minimum of 20% off on any further orders you place. Totally worth it, in my opinion!

Enjoy your week!


Here's what I used to make this card today:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Thursday Product Spotlight Blog Hop: Hey, Chick!

Hello blog hoppers!

You may have come from Amanda's blog, or maybe you're from instagam (I'm artisansanonymous) or facebook (my page is Stampin' Up! with Jenilee Pauls).

This stamp set is hands-down one of the most popular Sale-a-Bration sets this year!! It's awesome because you can get it for free. This is actually a super simple card - I just took a Very Vanilla card base and stamped a bunch of eggs randomly on it, and then used the So Saffron and Peekaboo Peach marker to add accents. I borrowed the little face stamp from the Nailed It stamp set to add a cute little face onto an egg on a scrap piece of Vanilla, and then fussycut him out. Notice that circular Stitched Shape framelit there?! I love those so stinkin' much. They just make every layer look perfect and finished. I love them. Layer it on a scallop circle from the Layering Circles set and ta-da! Lovely layers. That banner of designer paper is from the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper Stack which is totally my favorite right now. My April club projects are designed around that paper stack and color scheme and I will be SO EXCITED to show them to you! After club happens. I like it to be a (mostly) surprise. :)

Here's everything I used on this card (and yes, I know, a little bit of a mishmash but some of those things are absolute must-haves!!):

For instance, buy those In Color Stampin' Write markers and the Stitched Shapes framelits, and that's over $60 so you could get the Hey Chick stamp set for FREE!

Thanks for stopping by today! Now go see Robbie & her project!


Nailed It! - A Manly Card

 I love this set. There are just so many fun things that you can do with it! We made this card at my Watercolor Pencil Technique Class last week - and had a good time thinking up ways that we could use this set. It would even be awesome with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set - you could come up with all kinds of puns to use with this tool-themed set!! Which reminds me. I've been meaning to order that Labeler Alphabet stamp set for ages. I'm putting in an order tonight, and I feel like having a special! Order a Labeler Alphabet stamp set from me today, and I'll throw in a Clear Block A as my gift to you!

Of course, if you order the Nailed It stamp set as a bundle with the framelits.... you'll qualify for a free sale-a-bration item (see yesterday's post)! Today is a good day to put an order in!