Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Advent Calendar

Just a quick post! I found this project that I made last year as I was getting ready for our craft show. The tutorial for this project was created by Brenda Quintana. The boxes are just big enough for a small treat or note and will help your child count down the days until Christmas.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, November 19, 2012


Good Morning Stampers!
I just wanted to let you know that Stampin’ Up is kicking off the Holiday Season with a HUGE sale that runs from TODAY November 19 through Wednesday November 28. 

 Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent--awesome!
  • Discounted products are available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount--bummer.
  • You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order.
Here is a link to a pdf file with all the sales - ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA

 Here are the special bargains for TODAY ONLY, Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
They also have some special sales for the last day of the sale Wednesday, November 28, midnight – 11:50pm (mt)
Retail Price
Sale Price
Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
Clear Block Storage Caddy
Stack & Store Caddy

So don't pass up these huge savings, click on the Shop Online link at the top of the page now and get started!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Stampin' Up is offering not just one, but two ways for you to get FREE ink!*

Host a $450 party!

Not only will you be able to choose a FREE INK COLLECTION (choose from the Subtles, Regals, or Bold Collection), you’ll also get $65 in hostess dollars and a 50%-off item! If you would like to host a workshop, contact me so we can set a date. We can party at your house or if it's more convenient we can party at mine.

Join the Stampin’ Up! family!

A free collection of ink pads is a great incentive, but so is a 20% product discount, a demonstrator-only magazine, stamping events, and access to a demonstrator only website with thousands of project ideas! And the starter kit is only $99 plus tax.  You get to customize your kit with $125 worth of products - any product in the current catalogs.  Plus Stampin' Up pays for the shipping.  This is a great deal and an awesome opportunity to start your own business. So let me know if you would like to join my team, I would love to have you.

*Neutrals Collection not eligible

This offer is good November 1 - December 16, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012


Wow, I'm excited and I hope you will be, too!

Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT) TODAY ONLY (October 29), almost every stamp we sell is 15 PERCENT OFF. This means all stamps in the current catalogs (2012-2013 Catalog and Holiday Catalog) including

This DOES NOT include

  • Digital Stamp Brush Sets
  • Bundled Sets with Stamps (they are already discounted)
  • Hostess Stamps

There are single stamps available now and they are also included! Wow! Click on the links above to see the complete offering. There are single stamps from several popular stamp sets, along with several brand new, never-before-seen single stamps.

There is no minimum purchase, and there is no limit to the number of stamps you can order.

To order, e-mail me at kimjenkins66 or CLICK HERE.

Remember! This sale is for TODAY, October 29th, ONLY! 

And if that wasn't enough, today is Digital Scrapbooking Day and Stampin' Up is offering FREE DOWNLOADS AND 1/2 OFF ALL DIGITAL KITS.

You can find the free downloads HERE.

If you have any questions or problems ordering, just give me a call or send me an email.  You can even drop by, I will be in my Stamp Room all afternoon.

Thanks and happy shopping!

Monday, October 22, 2012

September 2012 Stamp Club Project #1

Here is one of the projects that we made at out September stamp club.  This project was made using 2 of the Mini Milk Carton dies.

 Isn't the little mummy peeking out cute?  I don't normally buy Halloween sets, I'm more into pumpkins and scarecrows then mummies and witches, but this set GOOGLY GHOULS was to cute to pass up.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cards For Sale at Whitling's Whimsy



Here is another card that I made at my fall retreat.  I love using Stampin' Up embossing folders and this card uses several of them.


This will be one of the cards for sale at Whitling's Whimsy this week.  Whitling's Whimsy is a new tea shop here in Casey that sits right next to Casey's very own World's Largest Windchimes. Yep, the windchimes will be in the 2013 edition of the Guiness Book of World Records.  How cool is that.


So next time you are in our neck of the woods, stop and visit the windchimes, have a bite to eat at WW, and check out my cards for sale.


Thanks for looking,


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Stampin' Claus is coming early...

It's only October, but Stampin' Claus is coming to town! Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Choose from the following options:
Retail Value
Special Price
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132261Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132262Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132263Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

*  See those special item numbers above? You've got to use those in order to get your FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack.
*  You can get your FREE paper-piercing pack by purchasing the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper or the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. Remember: the bundle gets you an additional 15 percent off the set and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies. So many options!
*  This promotion has no limits-for every bundle you buy, you'll get a free Festive Paper-Piercing Pack. They make great Christmas gifts!
*  If you want your free gift, you need to make sure you place your order before Wednesday, October 31, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT).

If you wish to order online just go to and click on the SHOP NOW button on the top right hand side.  While you are there check out the clearance rack.  Stampin' Up added over 70 new items yesterday.

And before you go, I wanted to share a card with you.  I hate it when I'm checking out blogs and all they have posted is a bunch of advertisements. So here is a birthday card that I made at the fall retreat at my cabin (I'll share more on that later).

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that my daughter Jessi is offering a class "All Wrapped Up" on Friday September 7th, 6:30pm at my house. The class includes a Photo Block, Keychain Scrapbook, Brag Book, Gift Bag and card (not shown) for $25. This would make a great gift for Grandparents Day (which is on the 9th), Secret Pal gifts, or any gift giving occasion. You can add the photos yourself or let the recipient add their own photos. The Designer Series Paper may vary, so the kits will be given out on a first come first serve basis.

If you can't make the class, but would like to purchase the kit for $25, just let us know by August 31st. If you would like to purchase the completed gift set, they will be available for $35.

Also, I only have 2 spots left for the retreat at the cabin which is October 5th and 6th. If you would like to reserve a spot the cost is $35 and includes a stamp set, lunch on Saturday, several make n takes, and the use of my inks, punches, dies and stamp sets. This is a good time to catch up on all those projects on your list or perhaps get started on your Christmas list.

I will also be having a Christmas Stamp-a-Stack this year in October but I haven't finalized the date for that yet. The cost will be $20 and we will make 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs) with envelopes.

Thanks and don't forget to RSVP for the "All Wrapped Up" Class by this Friday.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, July 27, 2012

Bring A Buddy Night (part 2)

WOW, time has flown by this summer. I almost went the whole month of July with out posting. I've spent a lot of time this month enjoying the grandkids and my new swimming pool. But hopefully, I can get back into a routine of some sorts. We just finished Vacation Bible School so I think August should be a little more laid back.
I wanted to share with you the second card that we made at my Bring A Buddy Night. I really like Stampin Up's new Firm Foam Ink pads. So much so that I went ahead and purchased all new ink pads in all the colors. They stamp awesome images. I've used the sentiment from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set (126422) and the flower and leaf image are from the Betsy's Blossoms stamp set (126006).
Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Apothecary Art

This is a card that I made when this set was first released in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I'm so glad this set carried over.

Although the matching framelits are only supposed to be used to cut one sheet of cardstock at a time, I did cut through 2 layers of cardstock and a layer of Designer Series Paper with out any trouble.

I don't remember all the details of this card and I sold it a long time ago.  I need to start posting my cards BEFORE I sell them.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Stepped Up Version of Yesterday's Card

Here is a "stepped up" version of the card I posted yesterday. I just made a few changes. I embossed the background, I attached a bow (made with my husband's fabulous bow maker), and I added some glitter to the sprinkles.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bring A Buddy Night

Thursday evening I had my first "Bring a Buddy" event and it was a lot of fun even though I was pretty nervous. What I did was ask my "old customers" (ladies who had been customers of mine for a while) to bring a friend. These friends could be new stampers or just new to me stampers. And I got a little bit of both. It had been a while since I have taught brand new stampers and I was definitely out of practice, but they did great.

I made this a "no sales pressure" night by not taking any orders. I just wanted the newbies to enjoy themselves and learn a little bit about Stampin' Up without feeling pressured to buy something. Hopefully they enjoyed themselves and some have already expressed an interest in joining clubs or taking my classes.

Here is one of the cards that we made. I tried to keep it simple yet cute. I'm sure you have noticed the ink mark on my card. I decided not to redo this card to show others that your card doesn't have to be perfect.

To thank my customers for bringing a friend, my husband made them their choice of a Bow Maker or a Hanging Scrapbook holder. I really do appreciate my "old customers", some who have been with me since I became a demonstrator 7 years ago. Thanks again ladies!

Thanks for looking,

Friday, June 8, 2012

Betsy's Blossoms

I really like the bold images in this new set Betsy's Blossoms.
I paired it with two of the new in colors, Gumball Green and Primrose Petals. The stitched satin ribbon comes in all of the 2012-2013 In Colors. The Designer Series Paper is from the Patio Party pack.

I have been trying to get into the habit of decorating the inside of the cards a
little bit also. Just a small piece of Designer Series Paper can really add a lot to the inside of the card.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New 2012-2013 Stampin Up Catalog Product

Here is one of the first cards that I made with my Stampin Up preorder product. The image comes from the new stamp set Layered Labels. I then die cut the image using the new Apothecary Accents Framelits die. I stamped the image a second time and hand cut the oval part and attached it with Stampin Dimensionals. The colors used were Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze and Soft Suede.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, May 31, 2012


Here's one of the cards we made at stamp camp in March. I called it a "generic" graduation card because we didn't use school colors. This card would be great for male or female, or for a high school or college grad.

The other thing I like about this card is that although it is a Shutter Card, instead of using 12x12 paper which I don't have a lot of, I changed the pattern a little bit so you can make it out of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock so you get two cards out of one sheet of card stock.

The stamp comes from the stamp set Word Play which will be carried over into the new catalog. The designer series paper however is retiring. And just a reminder - today is the last day to order from the old catalog. The new catalog goes live tomorrow at noon.

If you haven't received a new catalog yet let me know. If you live near by I will drop you off one, or I can mail you one for the cost of postage.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, April 26, 2012

One More Card From the Retreat

So here is another project that I made at our retreat. I still have several more to share.

I really like the doily die cut in the background. It takes a while to poke out all those little pieces, but I think it's worth it.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Retreat Projects

Here is another card that I made at the retreat. I'm not normally a big cow fan, but this one was just too cute. I don't remember who I cased this from but thank you to whoever shared this great idea.

The fence I have seen on lots of different cards and it was super easy to make. Using the Simply Scored tool that Stampin' Up offers, just make score lines every 3/8", then go back with your Scalloped border punch at the top.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, April 23, 2012

Please don't have a stroke...

Because I'm trying another post, I know, that's two in one day. But after looking at the first post with my IPad, I thought the picture was a little small. So I'm going to show you another project that I made at the cabin, and this time I'm adjusting my settings.

Isn't she cute? I saw this card on Dawn Griffiths blog I believe. The inside says "I hope you feel better beary soon". I had to add the little bow to my bear, otherwise she is pretty much a complete case from Dawn.

Thanks for looking,

What a Horrible Blogger I am...

I'm not even going to apologize this time. We just have to face the facts - I stink at blogging. Now that we have accepted that, we can move on.

I have been working on getting my IPad updated and the apps I need to blog from my IPad. I don't know if this will help or not, I make no promises.

I have made a lot of projects since the last time I have posted, that's not the problem. Getting them onto my blog is the problem.

Anyway, last weekend we had the first Stamping Retreat at our cabin. It was a lot of fun. I had 8 ladies attend besides myself and we spent Friday and Saturday stamping, and eating of course.

Friday everyone brought a dish to share and then on Saturday Kathy Maulding fixed us an awesome lunch. We had tons of great food.

Each lady attending received the Bright Blossoms Stamp Set along with a sample of the coordinating Designer Series Paper and brads, along with some other goodies. We also had door prizes and each person got to pick an item from the "gift basket".

I had also taken to the cabin my inks, punches, dies, and a bunch of current and retired stamp sets for the ladies to use. I think everyone had a good time, it was definitely a good weekend to stamp - it rained all weekend.

While I didn't get a ton of projects made, I did make some that had been on my "to do" list for a while. This project is a pop up card. I know, it's been around for ever, but I just never got around to making one. It really is quite easy to do. I used the Build-a-bear set which will be retiring soon. If you would like for me to show you how to make one (and maybe some of your friends too), just give me a holler and we can set up a time for a workshop.

Thanks for looking,

ps - this is my first post from my IPad, what do you think?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

2012 March Stamp Club Project

Here is one of the projects we are making tonight at Stamp Club.  This would make a great Easter Basket but could be used for lots of different occasions.

I hope the ladies like it.  I still have my house to clean and directions to type so I'm off........

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Praying For You...

I've been playing in my stamp room all day today.  My husband went on a retreat this weekend and he took me to a little scrapbooking store before he left and he let me buy some new stuff.  Not that I really needed any new stuff, but don't tell him that!

One of the things I bought was Honey Comb paper.  It's fun to play with.  Since I didn't buy any of the coordinating stamp sets that go with the Honey Comb paper, I had to come up with ways to use it on my own.

So here is my first idea.  Simply the center of a flower. This paper has to be used inside a card because when you open the card, that is what causes the paper to fan out.  So if you are wondering why I would put a flower in the fold of my card - now you know.

I also used my new favorite paper - Everyday Enchantment - which is available for FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Free 30-day Trial for My Digital Studio Express

Although I purchased the My Digital Studio software when it first came out, I really haven't played with it much.  So that was one of my goals for the new year - to make some projects with this program.
So here is a project I just completed of my granddaughter Hydi.  I think one of the reasons I don't do much scrapbooking is because I stink at taking pictures.  That should be another goal this year - take some photography lessons from my friend Cheryl.

If you are interested in a trying out a digital scrapbooking program, Stampin' Up is offering a free 30-day trial of the express version.

With the FREE 30-day trial, you’ll get:
* Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days.
* Full design functionality.
* Exclusive artwork that comes with My Digital Studio Express—that’s $50 worth of content!
* Opportunity to purchase additional downloads from designer templates to stamp brush sets--and everything in between.
* Access to our professional print services.

Stampin' Up even has a website that is available to everyone and is full of samples, tutorials, and tips and tricks for My Digital Studio.  With this program you can not only make scrapbook pages, but you can also make cards, calendars, journals, books and more. 

To download My Digital Studio Express and start your 30 day FREE TRIAL, just go to my Online Store click on the shop now button on the top right hand corner, then click on the MDS Free Trial icon again located in the top right hand corner.

If you have any questions or problems, please let me know.


Here is one of the projects I created the other night

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Say Cheese....

Here is a camera that I made with the matchbox die and various punches.  It opens up to reveal a mini scrapbook inside.

                                                                                                                                                                    It also comes in several designer colors.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, January 9, 2012

More Apothecary Art

I'm really liking this new set from the Occasions mini - Apothecary Art.  So here is another card for you.

I had the background piece already created, it was left over from my Convention Swaps that I did last summer.  The background technique is called Faux Tin Ceiling.

Thanks for looking,

Stamps - Apothecary Art, Elementary Elegance
Paper - Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Island Indigo, Pool Party, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade
Accessories - Pool Party Ribbon

Friday, January 6, 2012

Case'd Myself

I really like the layout of my card yesterday and I love the new Everyday Enchantment DSP so I decided to case myself.  I did use a different stamp set this time - Fresh Vintage - which is one of the Sale-a-bration sets that you will be able to earn starting January 24.  I also dusted off my Janome Sewing Machine (I mean this literally, it was dusty) and added some stitching to the card.  It had been so long since I had used the machine I had to figure out how to thread it all over again.

I think that since I have it threaded now, I will keep it out and use it for a while.  I hope you like the card.

Thanks for looking,

Paper - Poppy Red, Everyday Enchantment DSP, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Stamps - Apothecary Art,  Fresh Vintage
Ink - Markers: Poppy Red, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Accessories - Framelits Labels Collection, Very Vanilla Ribbon (retired), Pearls

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Finally - My New Stuff

I have finally got a chance to play with my new goodies from the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration that I pre-ordered on December 1st. 

Here is my first card of the new year and I've used several new products.  I hope you like it!

Thanks for looking,


Paper - Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink - Basic Black pad, Markers - Pool Party, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
Accessories - Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Bird Builder Punch, retired Three Flower Punch


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