Wednesday, February 01, 2017

catalog book covers :)

For this month's Creative Crew "Step It Up" Challenges, I created book covers for my catalogs using Designer Series Papers.

Remember how we used to fold paper bags to make our book covers for school? Well, I took that idea and adapted it for covering my catalogs. It's fun, cute, and a great way to show off the products when sharing catalogs :)

{mini craft terrarium}

Mini Terrarium Craft
Inspired to Create challenge
This was so fun to make!!
(Well, an act of adhesive frustration, but still FUN!)

To see the photo used for inspiration (a cupcake with color square inspiration),
you must be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and go the Creative Crew Challenge Forum
at Splitcoast Stampers :)

The terrarium is made from Window Sheets and Home Sweet Home Thinlits.
The plants are from the Succulent Garden Suite in the Occasions Catalog.
And the butterfly came from the Annual Catalog.

If you order the products to make this project, 
you'll qualify for a free Sale-a-Bration item of your choice!

february Creative Crew sketch challenge

 For the Sketch Challenge for this month's Creative Crew,
I adapted the card inspiration into a 12x12 scrapbook page.
The original card folds in from the sides, creating a pocket of sorts, 
but also creating two rounded parts that overlap.
Distressing edges is not only soft and shabby chic, but also forgiving when it comes to imperfect edging ;)

 Don't forget!!
During Sale-a-Bration, join my team as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,
and choose 2 additional stamp sets FREE!
Then you can get to shopping with your discount :)
Join my Team, The Winged Nest!

{love is in the air} at splitcoast

 At Splitcoast Stampers,
the Creative Crew Challenge Theme for February is
Love is in The Air :)

The Creative Crew create projects based on chosen monthly themes and challenges from some awesome Stampin' Up! demonstrators/stampers/challenge-hostesses hanging out at Splitcoast.
The challenge details are for Stampin' Up! demonstrators only, but the projects are visible by all once posted to the Gallery.  And everyone is invited to play along!

 This project is for the Technique Challenge.
I used a tutorial by Beate Johns for a Corner Bookmark.
When I was searching through the Tutorials, this one jumped out at me.  We are definitely readers in this house, and we are constantly losing and searching for bookmarks!

For my other Creative Crew February projects,  please keep scrolling through :)
I'm creating a separate post for each project.
And, please play along!!  It's much more fun that way!

Don't forget!!  Sale-a-Bration and the Occasions catalog continue!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

{sending a lot of a little love}

The other night, 3 local demonstrator friends came over for our monthly get-together and stamp.
This was my project that I shared, and we all re-created in one way or another.
I love seeing each person's style with their projects, my spin on theirs, and their spin on mine.
We never create an exact replica!!  LOL
I love those nights and eagerly look forward to the next one all month long :)

Right now is especially fun, because Sale-a-Bration time is here!!
If you would like to CASE (copy and share everything) this card,
the products are from the Stampin' Up! Occasions mini catalog and current Annual catalog.

Items used:
Sealed with Love photopolymer bundle
(includes Sealed with Love stamp set and Love Notes Framelits dies)
Sending Love designer series paper stack
and  Real Red Satin Stitched Ribbon (low quantities available currently!)
Real Red 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon
Real Red 12x12 and Whisper White 8.5x11 cardstock, Real Red ink
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

If you buy each of these products, plus Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals to really make those envelopes pop, you will earn 2 choices of Free items from the Sale-a-Bration mini-catalog!!
If you add on the Big Shot (a die cut machine is necessary to make the mini-envelopes, after all),
you will not only earn 4 choices of Free items from the Sale-a-Bration mini-catalog,
but you will also earn more than $20.00 that could be spent on the exclusive Hostess Set,
Iconic Occasions - which was used for the featured card sentiment, "Love you Much"!!
Iconic Occasions Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
And, don't forget, this is the BEST time of year to sign up to be a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator!!  The starter kit is $99 - you choose the $125 of product in it - plus you choose 2 more stamp sets of any value (that's up to $104 value!).
I will gladly help select the products that will get you the most bang-for-your-buck
if you'd like to get started on workshops and earning Quick Start rewards!

I re-signed up last year during Sale-a-Bration to take advantage of the great offer.
(I was previously a Stampin' Up! demonstrator years back.)
Now, I'd love for you to join me on my The Winged Nest team!! 

And, if you're shopping, please click through my links.
The more support that I get through orders, the more inspiration I can provide!
(And some thank you's along the way.)
I'd love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator :)

Ooh, and before I forget, congratulations to mishacraftdiva!!
Sending Love products are being sent with love as I type :)
Thank you for the comment on the previous post to enter the drawing.

Monday, January 09, 2017

*quick Occasions catalog video!*

from Stampin' Up!'s YouTube channel :)

enter the drawing for Sending Love Suite products from me by commenting on the previous post :)

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

giveaway **let the sale-a-bration begin!** drawing

to celebrate today's unveiling of the new
 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration and Occasions catalogs, 
I am having a drawing to receive this awesome
collection of new products from the Sending Love Suite
in the Occasions catalog!!

one lucky person will receive:
Sealed With Love 27-piece stamp set
Sending Love 6x6 designer series paper stack
Love Notes 14-piece Framelits dies set
Sending Love Glassine Sheets 10-piece set
Sending Love Embellishments 36-piece wooden set
(samples shown are for information only.
winner will receive new, unopened products but not the projects shown)

1. click over to my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Website here.
2. check out the new Occasions and Sale-a-Brations catalogs
(follow the links to "Catalogs" or "Shop")
3. come back to this post
4. leave a comment telling me what your favorite product from one of the new catalogs is and why

drawing will be from one chance per comment-er that follows the directions above.
it's okay and wonderful if you leave more than one comment, but you'll only receive one drawing entry.
United States mailing addresses only.
drawing closes Saturday, January 14th, 2017, midnight EST,
so make sure to leave your comment before then!!
winner will be posted Sunday, January 15th, 2017.

if you'd like an actual paper copy of the current Stampin' Up! catalogs,
send me a note on the "Contact Me" part of my demonstrator website,
and I'll get them out to you ASAP :)

ready to place an order?
I'd love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator!

I'll post more details about Sale-a-Bration in the next post.
it's Stampin' Up!'s most exciting time of the year, for sure!!

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

{taking flight}

Creative Crew January Projects - Jennie Thompson

{taking flight}

so, I am extremely excited to announce that I am part of the Creative Crew at Splitcoast Stampers for the months of January through April!!

the Creative Crew create projects based on chosen monthly themes and challenges from some awesome Stampin' Up! demonstrators/stampers/challenge-hostesses hanging out at Splitcoast.
the challenge details are for Stampin' Up! demonstrators only, but the projects are visible by all once posted to the Gallery.
Creative Crew January Projects - Jennie Thompson
come to the gallery at Splitcoast to see supply details and the rest of the Creative Crew's projects.
i'm elliesmom - say hello!
it's fantastic inspiration, especially going into the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs :)

here's a glimpse at what I did:

mini-envelope mini-album with a mini-box and mini-sleeve for it :)

with products from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog
and some from the annual big book
gallery link:  CCREW117TECH Mini Envelope Book and Mini Box


Creative Crew January - Jennie Thompson
I know people are looking at this one like "what the heck, Jennie?!"
but it's actually a beautiful, modern, clean, simple card that
showcases the beautiful dragonfly stamp and sentiment from the new set, Dragonfly Dreams!!
unfortunately, you'll need to make your own to fully appreciate it as it's a bit difficult
to do it justice as photographed :)
(let me know if you'd like a quick embossing lesson)

and, for the same Creative Crew challenge, here is the Stepped-Up version:

Creative Crew January - Jennie Thompson

White Dragonfly

gallery link:  White Dragonfly - Step 2 CCREW117SIP


Creative Crew January - Jennie Thompson

 steampunk girl - 12x12 page

with the new set, Lift Me Up, from the Occasions catalog
gallery link:  CCREW117INSP Steampunk Girl Up and Away Page 

... and last one!

Creative Crew January - Jennie Thompson

Lift Me Up - Thank You Card

sometimes you just need to use the pretty paper and not the usual cardstock ;)
gallery link: CCREW117SK Sketch Challenge - Lift Me Up

okay, that's all for now.  enough photos?!
please click over to Splitcoast Stampers and check out the gallery from the Creative Crew!

you are sure to be inspired to use all of the new products you are able to order
beginning January 4th (tomorrow!) from the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs :)

 ooh, don't forget!!
check back tomorrow for a chance to get the Sending Love Suite from me
(details will be posted)

my OnStage2016 Samples - Sending Love Suite and Yummy in My Tummy sets
(before you click the video, you might want to mute the music)

Saturday, December 03, 2016

**clean and simple valentines**

made with the Sending Love Suite from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog
available for customer order January 4, 2017
contact me for your free copy of the catalog!