Color Blocking Card Using High Tide

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High Tide color blocked card

When is the last time you got a handmade card in the mail? Do you remember how it made you feel?   The other day, I went to the mailbox and was flipping through my mail when I saw a smaller envelope – a card envelope.  And handwritten on the front was my name with a return address label from my friend Julie Davison.  I literally stood there on the sidewalk thinking… why is Julie sending me a card?  I wonder what her card looks like! It wasn’t my birthday and it wasn’t for a swap.  So I eagerly opened … Read More

Cute Collage Stamping using Kinda Eclectic

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Kinda Eclectic Collaged Thank You Stampin' Up card

Today I wanted to share a card I created to send out as part of my customer thank yous.  I had gotten embarrassingly far behind on sending out thank you cards for orders over the last few months and so I wanted to make up some cards and make sure everyone knew how much I appreciated them and their support.  It took a while but it was great to sit and write a little note to each person.  Plus it was fun to take a big stack to the post office… say HAPPY MAIL!  🙂 So what is inside many … Read More

Sneak Peek! The Eastern Palace Suite is Available Early!

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Stampin' Up Eastern Palace Suite Preorder Samples

How fun is this?  Normally, the new Stampin’ Up annual catalog comes out on June 1st and so you would have to wait for the new catalog to go live to order any of the new goodies (well, unless you purchased the demonstrator starter kit, but that is a whole other fun thing!).  But this year, Stampin’ Up decided to get the party started early by releasing one of the suites early! Introducing the Eastern Palace Suite! This is a new suite that is coming out with the Annual Catalog but you can get your hands on it via one … Read More

Limited Time – Build Your Stash Card Class By Mail

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Build You Stash Class by mail - all cards

I’ve been promising this class by mail for a while and I finally have everything up and ready so you can make these cards at home!  So I’m offering this as a class by mail for a LIMITED TIME only as many of the supplies are retiring and are while supplies last. ***Class kit registration is available through May 19th*** I ran this as a class at my recent Northwest Crafty Retreat Weekend and everyone loved the cards.  So I knew I had to make it available to my crafty friends who couldn’t make it to the retreat!  Its centered … Read More

Accent Coloring with the Chalk Marker

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Flourishing Phrases Accent Coloring with the Chalk Marker - Jennifer Blomquist, NWStamper.com

Back when Stampin’ Up had Chalkboard Paper, we also got the White Chalk marker.  And I knew what to do with it… duh, you use a chalk marker on chalkboard paper!  🙂  But then, the chalkboard paper went away and the chalk marker remained, which made me think there had to be other great uses for this marker.  Since then, I found that it is great for all kinds of soft accents and touches on your cards.  My favorite version is Accent Coloring with the chalk marker on light brown paper, like I did in this card! I stamped the flourish … Read More

Make an Easy Favor Box with the Lift Me Up Bundle

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Sweet treat box using the clear treat boxes and lift me up bundle - Jennifer Blomquist, NWstamper.com

As I head into the week of the spring OnStage event (the Stampin’ Up! convention weekend), I have treats and gifts on my mind.  I’ll be headed to Shreveport, LA with 5 of my Fun n’ Crafty Stampers group to get a sneak peek at the upcoming Annual Catalog that launches in June as well as get inspired by the great creativity and savvy of other demonstrators.  I’ve never been to Louisiana before! I am excited to get a chance to adventure somewhere new and bond with my team at the same time!   So, be watching my Northwest Stamper … Read More

LAST DAY for Great Sale-a-Bration Specials!

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Lift Me Up Birthday Card with Carried Away paper - Jennifer Blomquist, NWstamper.com

So, today I have to put out the LAST CALL for taking advantage of the Sale-a-Bration promotions.  Stampin’ Up always runs this incentive during the first 3 months of the year, giving you a chance to get free stamps and papers, including exclusive items that are made only for this promotion. Plus, if you are thinking of taking advantage of all the perks of being a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, you only have through tonight to get those 2 free stamp sets of your choice, any value with your starter kit.  PLUS, Stampin’ Up just announced that anyone who purchased the starter … Read More

Pretty Tone-on-Tone Backgrounds with Delicate Details

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Tone-on-Tone backgrounds with Delicate Details and Bella & Friends - Jennifer Blomquist, NWstamper.com

March is fast coming to a close and that means we only have 2 days left of Sale-a-Bration and the chance to get some of these cute sets like the Delicate Details stamp set! It has so many possibilities including lace borders, emboss-resist techniques, etc.  But my favorite idea with it – and one of the easiest- is to create fabulous tone-on-tone backgrounds using the lace.  Check it out: I always think of lace stamps as being delicate and ideal for weddings and love cards, but you don’t have to keep it to those boxes!  I had created a simple … Read More