Monday, June 28, 2010

I'm Moving!

Yes, that's right! I'm moving my blog!
This blog will remain for you to view all of my
previous posts, but all new posts will be made at

http://younginker.blogspot.com

For those of you who follow me,
please click the link on my new page to continue.
Hope you like my new look and address!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
--Jenny :0)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Kid Themed Club!

June is always an exciting month with Stampin' Up! Everyone
is excited about the new catalog and rushing to get their hands
on the retiring merchandise. I had a lot to show my Maryland
club this month. New Sneak Peeks, retiring items and cute kid
projects. My hostess for this month asked for some kid themed
projects. We had a boyish card and a girly one - then 6x6 album
pages to put in our awesome new 6x6 scrapbooks!

I tried to mix some retiring items along with new products
that will be available July 1st.

On the first card I used the Sprinkles stamp set
and the Very Thankful set, which are both soon to be gone.
The sentiment is from Family Phrases - this is a great
set to have for kid friendly projects!

New items include the Daffodil Delight and
Cherry Cobbler cardstock.


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This card was for our first club swap!!

We all scream!! Love this new Sweet Scoops stamp set
available in the summer mini catalog. I used the masking
technique on this card along with Close to Cocoa cardstock
textured in the big shot. I will definitely miss the Cocoa ;0(

Sneak Peak Alert!! The sentiment used inside is from
a cute new Hostess Set called Apple Blossoms.



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I was searching for Z fold cards and this card
popped up! I thought it was a cool variation of an
easel card and had to try it! Hope you like my take on it.




Sorry it's been such a long time since I posted creations.
May was completely crazy. Now that school is out and activities
are coming to a close I will have more time to share with you!

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

Jenny :0)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last Chance Lists and Special Offer




The last chance lists have been released! Take a look
here to see what will be retiring.....




Last Chance Accessories
(items with an asterisk (*) are being reconfigured for the new catalog and color collection)


Last Chance Decor Elements


You may check you catalog or visit the customer website
to see the images of these fabulous items!

Those of you who played along with my guessing contest-
don't forget to check out the winners here.


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Beginning today I will be offering a bonus for
every $50 of products purchased from me
June 1 - June 30 you will receive a free gift and also be
entered into a drawing to win one of the following:

Choice A
One Clear Mount SAB 2010 Good Neighbors Stamp Set
One Package SAB 2010 Welcome Neighbor 6x6 DSP Pad

or

Choice B
One 6x6 Prints Pack DSP paper
One 6x6 Patterns Pack II DSP paper
One 6x6 Patterns Pack III DSP paper

So, place your order, earn a small gift, and choose
your drawing! Easy Peasy! Happy Shopping!

-- Jenny :0)







Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's Almost Here!

It's that time of year again! We are all anxiously awaiting the
Retirement List of retiring stamp sets and accessories. There's
still time to submit your entry for my Guessing Contest -
Don't Forget!! I will announce the winner on June 1 st!
Click Here to see my contest post.

Now, the retirement list means we have a brand new idea book
and catalog to look forward to on July 1 st! If you are a member
of one of my clubs - you receive a Free copy of our Idea Book and
Catalog! If you are not and would like to pre-order your copy
today - don't delay! Send me an email or give me a call and let me
know that you'd like one. The IB&C are just $9.95 and you
will all be happy to know that the catalog is a full 16 pages longer!!!
That means more awesome Stampin' Up! products - Woo Hoo!

Hope your as excited as I am!

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

Jenny :0)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Contest!!


Hello Stampers! How would you like to receive
$10 off of your next order with me? Well, here is
your chance! All you have to do is choose 10 stamp
sets that you think will be on the Retirement List and
be the first to have the most correct!

1) Choose 10 sets you think will be on the Retirement List.

2) Email me your list before May 30th at 9 p.m.

3) Have the most correct - receive $10 off your next purchase.

Yes, it's that easy. The runner up will receive $5 off their next
purchase. In the event of a tie, the person that gets me their
list first will win first prize. This is how I will judge, for example:
Sally sends me her list on 6/25 at 3 p.m. guessing 6 of the sets correctly.
Jane sends me her list on 6/25 at 9 p.m. guessing 6 of the sets correctly.
Sally will win first prize. So, get those lists to me quickly!!

I will update this post with entries as I receive them. You may check
back on June 1st, when the Retirement List is posted to see the
winner announced!

Good Luck and Happy Guessing!!

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

Jenny :0)

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UPDATES

And the winner is...... Dana Capsambelis!
Dana had 8 out of 10 correct guesses!
And our runner up is......... Rachel Russell!!
Rachel had 7 out of 10 correct guesses!
Dana received $10 off her next order and
Rachel receives $5 off of her next order!

Thanks to those who played along and congrats
to Dana and Rachel for their wins!!


1. Dana Capsambelis, 5/22 7:11 p.m.
2. Joan Marangoni, 5/23 9:17 a.m.
3. Rachel Russell, 5/23 6:31 p.m.
4. Audrey Staph, 5/26 5:10 p.m.
5. Your Name Here!



Monday, April 26, 2010

Summer Mini Catalog 2010 is Coming!

Hey Stampers - It's almost May! That means a new mini catalog
for Stampin' Up! If you haven't received your copy in the
mail, please contact me and I'll get one to you!
Today I'm sharing a few cards that I created with some
of the new sets that will be available in the Summer Mini.



Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Watercolor Trio
Cardstock: Sand and Not Quite Navy
Inks: River Rock (returning In-Color), Soft Suede and Not Quite Navy
Misc.: New Smooch Spritz in Vanilla and Log Cabin


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Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Motorcycle (single stamp), Teeny Tiny Wishes and Sanded background stamp
Cardstock: Going Grey (retiring soon), Basic Grey, River Rock (returning In-Color), and W. White
Inks: Basic Grey
Misc.: Big Shot


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Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Birthday Block (single stamp)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rich Razzelberry and Crushed Curry
Inks/Markers: Rich Razzelberry, Crushed Curry (retiring soon), Bermuda Bay (retiring soon), Dusty Durango (retiring soon) and Basic Black.
Misc.: Dusty Durango Ribbon


Hope you like what's coming!! As always, let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks for stopping by!

-- Jenny :0)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Card Set



Good Morning Stampers! Today I have a little project
to share that would make such a nice gift for Teacher
Appreciation, Mother's Day or just a Thank You to a friend.

I found the instructions at DoStamping. Dawn is so
talented. I love her creations and when I need
inspiration I always check out her website!

Deck of Cards Style, Card Box








Colors Used
Summer Sun, Wild Wasabi, Going Grey, Basic Black & W. White

Colors Used
Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Black, River Rock & W. White


Colors Used
Summer Sun, Old Olive, Dusty Durango & Creamy Caramel


Colors Used
Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Creamy Caramel & W. White

Other Items Used: Big Shot, Scalloped Square Die, Petals
A Plenty and Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions folders,
and the 1 3/8 inch square punch.

As always, let me know if you have any questions!
Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

-- Jenny :0)




Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Quick and Simple - Four Square!




Morning Stampers! Today is a quick post showing a
couple of simple cards created with the Four Square
stamp set. I used some current In Colors that
will be sticking around to become part of SU's
Core Colors and also some "old" In Colors
that will be returning once again as Core Colors!!

Birthday card uses River Rock textured card stock,
Rich Razzelberry, V. Vanilla and Baja Breeze
(one of my ALL TIME favorites). I also dressed
it up a bit with some linen thread!


My cute little "Hi" card uses Rich Razzelberry, Wild Wasabi,
V. Vanilla, and Melon Mambo (a new favorite)!

Inside, I added some cottage wall DSP so I could
add a nice note to a friend or loved one! This is a
great trick when using a dark base cardstock!


Hope you like 'em! Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

-- Jenny :0)


Monday, April 19, 2010

More Pages Completed!




I love the My Digital Studio software from Stampin' Up!
It makes scrapbooking and digital crafting so quick and easy.
You can complete full digital albums in an evening, or you can
print individual pages and add embellishments once printed to
include in your traditional scrapbooks - Hybrid Pages! This is a
great option if your looking to save time and money. You don't
have the added step of photo printing. Plus - the basic elements such
as page color and layers are already there! Just add those finishing
touches with punches or some ribbon and you're done!

Here are a few photos of some pages I completed in the spare moments
I grabbed at the computer over the weekend! Hope you like them!

My little Monkey - Jack!



My beautiful babies - Chloe and Jack!



Easter 2010

May is National Scrapbooking Month! It's the perfect time
to start those photo album projects, whether it's digital or
traditional! I'm looking forward to creating some great
album projects with my clubs! Check out my calendar of
events and join in the fun at one of my upcoming crops!

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon!
-- Jenny :0)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Color Renovation!

(Click photo to see the new color collections)


Good Afternoon All! Stampin' Up! has made an exciting announcement
to their demonstrators! I am so happy to share this news with you!
Beginning with the New 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog (available
July 1, 2010) they will over hauling their color families!!

While I can't wait to share the new color collections that are coming
soon, first we'll need to focus on what colors are retiring. Click here
to see which colors we will be saying a fond farewell to. I'm sad to see
some go, but I must say that I'm super excited that many of our favorite
past and present In - Colors will become part of our core colors!!
Isn't that exciting!?

Here are the details I have for you today:

The Reorganization will create 40 Stampin' Up! Core Colors in four color collections: 10 colors per collection. Brights, Neutrals, Regals and Subtles.

Brights Collection: Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Real Red

Neutrals Collection: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft), Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black

Regals Collection: Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy

Subtles Collection: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, So Saffron

STAMPIN' UP! COLORS HEADED FOR RETIREMENT:

Almost Amethyst, Apricot Appeal, Ballet Blue, Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, Bordering Blue, Brilliant Blue, Brocade Blue, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Gable Green, Glorious Green, Going Gray, Green Galore, Handsome Hunter, Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac, Mellow Moss, Only Orange, Orchid Opulence, Pale Plum, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, Summer Sun, Taken with Teal, Yoyo Yellow

2010-2011 In Colors: 5 new In Colors will be introduced with the Idea Book & Catalog July 1, 2010. The new In Colors will be available for 2 years!(insert happy dance here) Starting next year, there will be a total of 10 In Colors with five rotating out and five rotating in every year. Hope that makes sense.

Watch for details on new color kits, Stampin' Up! markers for ALL Core Colors (including former In Colors and the newest colors), expansion of colors for Stampin' Pastels and Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an awesome Color Coach tool that will make color selection better than ever!

Again, Retiring Colors Include: 30 core colors, click here for a listing.
Don't worry! There is plenty of time to stock up on your favorites and
remember that an ink pad and re-inker will last for years to come!
Contact me or order in my online store! And, as always, if you have
any questions just let me know! Thanks for stopping by!

-- Jenny :0)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Fun With Friends!


One of the benefits of being a demonstrator are the awesome
meetings we have! We get together every other month for brunch,
stamping, and chit chat! These ladies are so creative and
I feel very lucky to be a part of the group - Stampin' Sisters!

One of the first things we do is a card swap. What's a
swap? Each demo makes one type of card and then every
one swaps with each other. Go with one and leave with
tons of creative cards using different techniques and products!


Here are just a few of the incredible cards I received last
Saturday at our meeting. I had to share some of these with you!
You know my weakness for owls, right? Look at these!!
Above Left was made by Lynn Aikins.
Above Right by Jana Fetch

I love this little guy! Visit Jana's Blog here
to see even more of her fabulous creations.

Not only were Jana and Lynn on the same page with their owls,
but Amy Zukas and Heather Casey both brought purple -one of my
favorite colors! Amy's card shown to the left and Heather's to the right.

And you all know Tess! I took this little 3x3 card (above) for everyone to
use as a customer thank you. I just love the Tote-ally Tess stamp
set and one of my fello demos joking referred to this set as Just Jenny!
Well, Kim... I had to make a Just Jenny version!
Here she is.... Like it?


Anyone who has considered becoming a demonstrator should
attend one of our meetings! Just let me know - You are always
welcome to come join the fun and see what it's all about!

Hope everyone is having a great spring! Thanks for stopping by and
and come back soon! -- Jenny :0)

Easter Treats!



Yes, I said Easter Treats. I don't have any "Easter" stamp sets
so, I used the Cute As a Bug set! Bugs are springy, right?

We are headed to my Mom's house today for an
Easter Egg hunt and dinner with family. I made these
cute little treats for the kiddos!

Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Cute As A Bug
Colors: Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange, White and retired Kiwi Kiss
Misc.: Scalloped Circle, 1 1/4, 1 3/8 circle punches, small cello bags, and silver elastic cord



Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!
--Jenny :0)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Maryland Club Info!




Hello Girls! Here are all three of your cards for this
month - I hope you like them! Wish I could be
there this time. I've completed the instructional
videos for all three cards. This is my first time
making videos, so please - go easy on me. I think I
said "ummmm" like 900 times while filming.
I'll do better next time. Click here to view the videos.

Butterfly Card
(Click Photos To Enlarge)

Sweet Pea Felt Card


If you have any questions, please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by! -- Jenny :0)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Look Mom, No Layers!!

(Click Photos to Enlarge)


Today's card is a one layer card, or no layer card.
It was fun to make and very simple. First, I cut
a scalloped circle using the Big Shot. Placed the
circle on the Bashful Blue card base and sponged around
it using Bashful Blue ink. Then sprayed with the color spritzer
tool and Not Quite Navy marker. Removed the circle.
Next, I used the XL Bird Punch featured in the current mini
catalog to make a stencil. Using a sponge dauber, I filled
in the stem with Olive and Artichoke, then lightly
inked the bird body with Suede and then heavily inked
the wing with Suede. The sentiment is from the Wings
of Friendship level two hostess set. The interior sentiment
is from the Messages for Mom mini catalog set.

I'm giving this at an upcoming swap and can't wait
to see what I get in return!

If you have any questions or would like to see a tutorial,
please let me know. Thanks for stopping by!

-- Jenny :0)
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