Thursday, October 10, 2013

One Product . . . Six Different Projects!

As concept artists we have the opportunity to play around with products. This is especially fun with something as versatile as the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper. Since we are all in love with this paper (and the black and white look—that is very much on-trend!) we thought it would be fun for all of us to make a project with it . . . to show off how easy it is to use. Here’s what we came up with.

Christina N.

It’s no secret that I love to wrap and package gifts and favors. It’s one of my favorite things to do. And . . . I love the new Modern Medley Designer Series Paper. It’s so easy to use! I could package up something for my hubby and my mom with the same package of paper—just by changing how I embellish. It’s basically a staple and I find myself reaching for it all the time!
Angie B.

Stylize Your File Folders . . .

Adhere a piece of Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (or any patterned paper) to your plain, boring, vanilla file folder. Trim around the edges with your scissors.

Need a quick and easy gift? Make a stack for a friend. Wrap them together with a fun ribbon and a bright-colored paper flower accent.

Want to make your own organization a little more sophisticated? Make yourself a set. Throw in a pop of bright color when you add labels to the tabs.

Have your kids pick out their favorite paper designs to keep their homework separated.
There are lots of uses for file folders—even if they just sit on your desk and look cute.

Robyn P.

Pairing a bright color like Strawberry Slush with the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper adds the perfect pop of color to your project! 

Melody H.

I've hit a bit of a creative brick wall during the last few days. Trying to get back into the normal work groove after a week at convention has been a bit of a struggle. I think my muse decided she could take a vacation! When we decided to use the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper for our group blog post, I didn't have any lightning bolts of inspiration. I tried a little of this and a little of that . . . to no avail. When I stood up to stretch and take a break, I glanced over at Angie's desk and saw that she had a big circle of cardstock sitting on top of some patterned Designer Series Paper and the creative lightbulb finally came on!

There are so many ways to use any of our Designer Series Papers, but what makes the Modern Medley paper even more special is that it can go with just about anything you want to create. The variety of patterns and styles makes the paper very versatile. I landed on the chevron pattern because it matched the bold and graphic idea I had in my mind. I also felt that it went well with the "Woot" stamp I carved with the Undefined Stamp Carving Kit.

Jen C.

When I really want to dress up a handmade card, I’ll create a unique envelope to go with it. Using Designer Series Paper is a simple way to add a pop of color and pattern. My go-to envelope is one that looks like a mailing envelope or an interoffice envelope with a string to close it. I’ve made it so many times that now I’m calling it the “Jenvelope.”

Here is a little tutorial on how to make one that will hold a standard/A2 card. (You can adjust the dimensions to accommodate different card sizes.)

Arika B.

I am addicted to all things black and white, so it's a no-brainer that I am in love with the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper. For this page, I wanted my favorite pattern in the pack to be one of the main attractions on my page, so I took a big piece and placed it right down the middle. (Okay—not quite down the middle!) I off-centered it a little to make room for a fabulous black and white ampersand from the Amped Up Ampersands Digital Stamp Set in MDS. I love adding hybrid elements to my scrapbook pages. The title on the page “You and Me” is another fun hybrid element I have added using the Hooray for Today digital stamp in MDS, and then cut out using a digital cutter. I think the title and all the little pops of color are the perfect balance for all of that black and white.

We hope you have enjoyed what we’ve shared!

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Clearance Rack Update!

Clearance Rack Update!
Check out some of the new items in the Clearance Rack
The Clearance Rack has been updated, go to my Online Store HERE and click on Clearance Rack in the left side bar to see everything available.  Some items are discounted up to 80%.

 123002 In Color Markers $5.99 (four of these colors have been   added to our current color palette)
 111352 Baja Breeze 8 1/2x 11 card stock $2.79 
 127688 8x8 Crumb Cake Scrapbook Album $9.59
 129302 Flower Flair Simply Scrappin' Kit $6.39
Lots more so be sure to check it out!!

Friday, October 4, 2013


Happy 25th Anniversary Stampin' Up!
We have a great incentive for hostesses!!  Again, celebrating 25 years, Stampin' Up is offering $25 extra hostess dollars for anyone who holds a workshop during October!!  Email me today to schedule YOUR workshop!!
    Get $25 extra hostess dollars when you have a $250 party this month! That means it’s easier than ever to earn even more free products.
    • $250 party = $40 +25 = $65
    • $300 party = $50 +25 = $75
    • $400 party = $65 +25 = $90 +half-priced item
    • and so on…
    Don't have time for a physical workshop.  Just gather orders from your friends and place a Online/catalog order and still earn the extra $25 in Hostess Dollars!!
    Please feel free to email me for details and schedule your workshop!!

    Join Stampin' Up! for only$25!  



    This is the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit Special you have been waiting for!!!  Mark Your Calendar!  From Monday, Oct. 7 THRU Monday, Oct. 21, Stampin' Up! will be offering a special starter kit for just $25!  What a wonderful way for Stampin' Up! to celebrate it's 25th anniversary!
    • The $25 kit includes up to $26.95 of your choice of Stampin' Up! products (value must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax), a supply of annual and holiday catalogs and it all ships FREE.  Our regular $99 Starter Kit will not be available for purchase during this two-week period. 
    • Test drive Stampin' Up! exclusive resources and discounts through April 30, 2014, with no obligation to purchase anything further.
    • Save!  Receive a 20% discount on every demonstrator order you place.
    • Receive 30% off your first demonstrator order of $150 or more (before shipping and tax).  Must be placed within 45 days of purchasing your kit.
    • Be first to know about new products and pre-order from new catalogs!
    • Reach $300 in sales by March 31, 2014 and renew an additional quarter (through June 30, 2014).  There's NO penalty to drop.
    • It's up to you!  Purchase the kit just for yourself and/or have fun and share Stampin' Up! with friends while making a little extra money.
    • PURCHASE YOUR $25 KIT THROUGH ME and you'll become a member of Stamp with Jill Community as well as part of Stampin' Up!  We're nationwide, friendly, resourceful, virtual and fun!  Hobby stampers are always welcome in my group! 
    October Best of 25 years - Christmas
    Every month during 2013, Stampin' Up! is combining some of our all-time-favorite stamps with a new, never-before-seen stamp to create a monthly “Best of” stamp set.  Best of Christmas is our October offering.  
    October 2013:
    ·   Shop Online: Best of Christmas (134384)
    ·   Clear mount blocks B, C & D needed for this set
    ·   Coordinates with the Christmas Ornament Punch (132152)
    Shop Past Months:
    ·   August: Best of Halloween (134381)
    ·   July: Best of Shelli (133488)
    ·   June: Best of Greetings (133485)
    ·   May: Best of Brides & Babies (133482)
    ·   April: Best of Butterflies (133345)
    ·   March: Best of Flowers (133342)
    ·   February: Best of Love (132987)
    ·   January: Best of Birthdays (132929)
    Get a Free Stamp Set!  
    As a special incentive to collect the "Best of" stamps:
    ·   Starting in February we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every "Best of" set.
    ·   Collect six stickers
    ·   Send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! 
    ·   Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.
    Shop the "Best of 25 Years" stamps


    Stampin' Up! has reached a milestone--250 posts on their blog--and they want to celebrate with you! Beginning today (October 3), they will begin a series of Thank You Thursdays posts, where discounted products will be offered for one day only (while supplies last). 
    Every Thursday in October there will be a new deal.  Be sure you check the Stampin' Up! site each week for the new deal!
     Today's Thank You Thursday One Day Only Product Sale is:
    Designer Washi Tape! Choose from one (or all three) of the designer Washi Tapes below.
    Epic Day This And That Designer Washi Tape
    Regular Price $4.95
    Sale Price  $3.71
    Gingham Garden Washi Tape
    Regular Price $4.95
    Sale Price  $3.71
    Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape
    Regular Price $4.95
    Sale Price  $3.71
    * Please note:  the discounted price will appear at checkout.
    WANT MORE IDEAS ON HOW TO USE WASHI TAPE?  This "What to Washi" Class explores a myriad of Washi options and provides much more than the basics for you to begin your own Washi adventures. This class includes written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for more than 30 projects. 



    We've had an overwhelmingly positive response to the new Envelope Punch Board--so much so that that you have nearly sold through our supply weeks sooner than we anticipated! We have already taken steps to restock our inventory, but the new supply will not arrive in the Distribution Center until mid-October. We anticipate that the Envelope Punch Boards will be placed on backorder in the next few days.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we are working to ensure that we can fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. We will keep you posted as we learn the exact dates of availability.