Saturday, May 11, 2013

Stampin' Up Blog Hop!

Happy Saturday and welcome to my blog and the Stampin' Up Blog Hop! 
(throws confetti)

We are a very short hop - only 10 on the list including me.

You are at the very beginning of the hop! 
Your next stop is Raven
but wait, don't go yet! 
I have an easy project to show you
 and some blog candy to tell you about.

Mini Cards are 6" x 3", scored and folded at 3" for a 3"x 3" card
Solid colored cardstock cut @ 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
White cardstock cut @ 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Each white piece is embossed with different embossing folders.
Ribbons, lace, and twine are all from stash.

Stampin' Up "Serene Silhouettes" #127324 
used for the image stamp.
The stamped image was then punched out with my circle punch and inked around the edges with the same ink to give it a border look.

Sentiment mats are punched out using Stampin' Up 
Word Window Punch #119857
and inked around the edges with the same ink as 
the sentiment and image.

Each of the sentiments are from 
Stampin' Up "Little Friends" #122667.

Inks used are all from Stampin' Up:
Orchid Opulence (retired)
Positively Pink (retired)
Glorious Green (retired)
Tempting Turquoise #126952

This was a very fast, and easy project which I think had great results!

I am VERY excited to announce that I am a brand new Stampin' Up demonstrator!! You can visit my Stampin' Up site... HERE
or by typing in

If any of the items I used in my project are screaming to come live at your house, please have some fun shopping with me! 

I have an HOSTESS CODE for right now to jump start my business. 
Please enter the HOSTESS CODE:


at the bottom of your order form online before hitting checkout. 
It looks something like this:

I am also looking for 6 fun crafters to join one of my MONTHLY STAMP CLUBS!
If you would like more information, please contact me at 


Who wants to win some BLOG CANDY?
I will be sending all 4 of these 3"x 3" lovely cards to one lucky winner!

Here's what you need to do to be entered to win:
(must have a USA address)
1.  Leave a comment on this post & each of the 9 other blog hop stops
2. Follow me via BlogLovin'

Follow on Bloglovin

That's it! I will choose one comment from this post and post the winner in the WINNER tab at the top of my blog by Monday, May 13th (but hopefully will have it up by Sunday). The winner will have 1 week to email me claiming their prize or the prize goes back in the pot for another give-away at another time.

Now hop over to visit RAVEN @ Love 4 Stamps!

Here's the entire blog hop list in case you get lost along the way:

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis


A Gem of a Challenge - W - #79 Things With Wings (Sat)
Crafty Calendar - M, 1E -  May  Blooms and Blossoms (see challenge for details)  (Sat)
Our Creative Corner - 3E  M - Anything Goes (Sat)
Pumpkin spice - W - NSD challenges  Flowers (Sat)
Sweet Stampin - 2E, must Stamp - Clean and Simple (Sat)
Card Mania - 2W, 3E - #20 flower power / flower magic (Mon)
Pretty Little Ribbon - M, 3E, C10 - MAY #22 Lace (Mon)
Use Your Stuff - W, JFF, use your stash  #83 texture (Mon)
Addicted to Stamps and More - 5- #43 CAS (Wed)


Nana said...

Fabulous card Janis. What a honor to be a part of this fabulous hop.

Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Boots And Bling Time said...

Cute cards...glad to see you having fun with SU stuff. Hugs!

Shawnee Penkacik said...

These are so adorable. I love the colors you used. Thanks for hosting and having me a part of this fun hop. Congratulations on your new business!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the mini cards. Great to have some of these on hand. Congrats on becoming a SU Demo. I joined SU Jul last yr. Thanks for giveaway chance.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Raven B said...

Thank you so much Janis for including me in your hop and your amazing Stampin up career!!! I cant wait to see what you do with this fun venture!!! Great card too btw. ;)


Vanessa said...

Great cards. I really like the simplicity of them.

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Robin Carroll said...

What beautiful cards! I think that I have that pretty stamp set :)

Cut One Designs by Robin

Ginger said...

Love your cards Janis!, super adorable!!

Rexann Menz said...

Awesome Cards Janis!! Congrat's on your new Adventure and I am sure you are going to love it, I as well am A Demo an having the time of my life!! Thanks for giving me some Inspiration!


Creative M said...

Congrats to you and what a way to start!!Awesome Hop!!Wishing you nothing but the BEST on your new journey!!
The stamps are very Pretty and adorable colors! Beautiful cards!!
You are AWESOME!!!
Have a wonderful day my friend,
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Rachelle said...

Your cards are so darling Janis.
Love them

Kim said...

Love your cards. Gives me ideas

Boots And Bling Time said...

Awesome hop, Janis! I went through the hop last night and went through it again and left comment love for everyone! Everyone did a great job and I just love that pennant punch and stamp thingie that Ginger used! I am putting those on my list to order for sure!!! So happy for you and wish you the best success in your new endeavor!
Smiles and Squishy Hugs!

Tara Bruening said...

Those are just wonderful. I love the colors and the embossing. Thanks for having me on the hop.


Anonymous said...

I love using embossing folders on my cards. Thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Hi Janis:

Congratulations on your new adventure Stampin UP - I have many of those products and they are very nice products to have in your craftroom - I like the cards you made - super simple and very nice size - just right to place on a gift. Thank you for the hop - I wish you the best in Stampin Up Adventure -Have a fun evening! Gail

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DIANA L. said...

Congrats on being an SU gal -- I know you will do great!!
Plus you enabled me I just entered your critter challenge again Thank you so much!!

How fun YOur cards are so pretty

Lucy Kelleher said...

Love your cards Janis! I'm so into these mini cards right now -- TFS :)

Love 2 Create

Babe O'Mara said...

Your cards are just adorable. Would love to win them. Thanks for the chance.


Jean Bullock said...

Lovely cards!

jessica said...

Gorgeous card Janis! Love the colors and designs of them all!!! congrats on the new "job" I know you will be awesome!!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Mother's Day!

Laurie H. said...

Love these cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Beautiful CAS cards. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

Loll Thompson said...

Sweet note cards. Love them done in all the different colors. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll :)

Missy said...

Super cute card set, I love the image and pretty embossing. Thanks for joining our Shop Pumpkin Spice flower challenge!!

KalySto said...

Your cards are so elegant and delicate!
Thank you for joining our Flower-y Card Mania Challenge!
Hope to see you again!

Margie said...

A nice set of mini cards which would make a great gift for someone. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

Danielle Vincent said...

Terrific use of that stamp set! Really like your notecard set. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Wedgie said...

Fab CAS the colours!

Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Shea said...

Cute cards, and congratulations on your new career! Thanks so much for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge this week!

Laurart said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx