March 19, 2019

March Greek Isles Achievers Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for our March Greek Isles Achievers blog hop. Those hopping today are Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that have achieved the prestigious Stampin' Up! Incentive trip. We will be hopping together once a month to show you ideas and designs using current Stampin' Up!® products. I live in Minnesota in the US and would love to help you if you have any questions.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity or may have come from the person previous to me in the list.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the fun. At the moment you are visiting Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity.  Our hop theme in March is the Stampin' Up! Occasions or Sale-A-Bration Catalogs!
For today I made a trio of cards using my Stampin' Blends and the water spritzer to create a color wash background.
Then I cut a piece of the beautiful Floral Romance DS Paper Vellum to lay over the color wash.  I then added pieces of ribbon for flair behind each sentiment.
The background of the sentiment is punched out using the Story Label Punch.  This punch is a limited time item and is only available until March 31.
The sentiment comes from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set and is punched out using the 1-1/4 inch circle punch.  Tip: For an added abstract look, use your aqua painter instead of the spritzer for the color wash background.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss.  Remember that currently you are at my blog - Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next.

Blog Hop Line-Up:

Here are all of the Stampin' Up! items I used for todays project:

March 13, 2019

Stampin' Pretty Pals March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals March Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because "Spring Has Sprung" at least on our blog hop if not outside! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
For this special card I used the stamp set called Beautiful Bouquet from Stampin' Up!  It has coordinating framelits that make creating with this bundle a snap.
I used the rectangle stitched framelits to give this card a picturesque look.  The colors are Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and So Saffron. To get the two different tones of highland heather flowers, I stamped off two of the flowers for a lighter look.
This card was made with a special lady in mind who loves purple and loves Spring...my Grandmother!  She is turning 94 on March 21 and that is something to celebrate :)

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-Up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Families First” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Blog Hop  Line-up:
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  3. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  7. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity (You Are Here)
  9. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  15. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  21. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  22. Roseanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  23. Leah O’Brien at Stamping by the Bay
  24. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  25. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  26. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  27. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping

                                              Here are all of the Stampin' Up! items I used for today's project:

                                              March 12, 2019

                                              Happy Mail on a Tuesday!

                                              It's Happy Mail Monday!  I feel so blessed to be able to share such beautiful cards and projects that I receive in the mail each week from various stamping friends. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do :)
                                              Received from Susan P.
                                              Received from Mary F.
                                              Received from Tyler L.
                                              Received from Eve N.
                                              Received from Ellen P

                                               Check out the Pinterest board that showcases all of the cards that have been featured each week!

                                              Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart: 
                                              "To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments...in this we make a difference."

                                              March 4, 2019

                                              Kylie's March International Highlight

                                              http://http://bit.ly/November2018HighlightsVoteForMe
                                              Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I am joining a group that is being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project.
                                              https://www.kyliebertucci.com/2019/03/kylies-international-blog-highlights.html
                                              Do you know someone needs an encouraging word? Maybe a get well soon or WOW you are amazing, even a thank you card? This is a great way to think of someone that you want to build up and give some love.  
                                              For today's card I used the Let It Ride stamp set.  It felt like the perfect sentiment to send to someone who needs a word of encouragement.  I created the background with the forest stamp and mossy meadow ink.  Then using some of my blends, I added color to the horses outside and inside of the card.
                                              Thanks so much for visiting my blog today make sure you head over to Kylie's blog to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.

                                              Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for today's project:

                                              March 1, 2019

                                              March Host Code

                                              In March when you place an online order with me of $30 or more and use the host code CA966X6A you will receive the Frosted Flower Embellishments

                                              SHOP NOW and don't forget to enter your
                                               March Host Code CA966X6A

                                              This HOST CODE will be good until March 31, 2019
                                              Limit 1 host code gift per month, host code gifts are only available through Jennifer Michalski, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


                                              HOW TO EARN MY FREE PRODUCT:
                                              $30 through $149.99 ORDER: ADD HOST CODE: CA966X6A for orders under $150 (before tax and shipping). To receive your shopping spree dollars, you MUST include this host code. See below on where to add your host code when ordering on-line. 

                                              $150 plus ORDER: PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE. You will automatically qualify for the shopping spree dollars as well as earn Stampin' Rewards.  

                                              WHERE TO APPLY THE HOST CODE TO YOUR ORDER: Add items to your shopping bag. Click the shopping bag link. Enter the host code (CA966X6A) in the box, then click apply.


                                              Please note:  Orders that are listed as "No Contact" will not be eligible for the free item, as I have no way of seeing a name or mailing address.

                                                  February 27, 2019

                                                  Beach Happy for #GDP178

                                                  Today I played along with the Global Design Project Challenge #GDP178.  It's time for a fabulous sketch challenge this week - there are so many great ways to interpret this sketch and make it your own.  Here's the sketch for this week's challenge:
                                                  For this sketch challenge I used the stamp set called "Beach Happy"!  Here in MN we have A LOT of snow, so working with these fun beachy items in this stamp set made me dream of warmer days.  I added a piece of design series paper for the background from the Painted Seasons DS Paper pack and ran it through the Seaside Textured Embossing folder for a little water and waves look. 
                                                  Thanks for stopping by and letting me share the joy of stamping with you.  Remember you can get the painted seasons ds paper free with either your $50 or $100 order beginning March 1!  Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for today's project:

                                                  February 25, 2019

                                                  Happy Mail Monday!

                                                  It's Happy Mail Monday!  I feel so blessed to be able to share such beautiful cards and projects that I receive in the mail each week from various stamping friends. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do :)
                                                  Received from Brenda H.
                                                  Received from Sandra D.
                                                  Received from Brenda W.
                                                  Received from Nicole W.
                                                  Received from Stesha B.

                                                   Check out the Pinterest board that showcases all of the cards that have been featured each week!

                                                  Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart: 
                                                  "To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments...in this we make a difference."

                                                  February 19, 2019

                                                  February Greek Isles Achievers Blog Hop

                                                  Thank you for joining us for our February Greek Isles Achievers blog hop. Those hopping today are Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that have achieved the prestigious Stampin' Up! Incentive trip. We will be hopping together once a month to show you ideas and designs using current Stampin' Up!® products. I live in Minnesota in the US and would love to help you if you have any questions.

                                                  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity or may have come from the person previous to me in the list.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the fun. At the moment you are visiting Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity.  Our hop theme in February is the Stampin' Up! Occasions or Sale-A-Bration Catalogs!
                                                  For this card I decided to use the Sweetest Thing Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  I love how this suite has design series paper, ribbon, stamps and dies along with cardstock, treat cups and tags.  Everything comes together so easily with these color coordinated products.
                                                  I made two different versions of this fun birthday card.  There are so many ways to use this stamp set bundle with the colorful ds paper.  Who doesn't love something sweet!
                                                  Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss.  Remember that currently you are at my blog - Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next.

                                                  Blog Hop Line-Up:


                                                  Here are all of the Stampin' Up! items I used for todays project:

                                                  February 18, 2019

                                                  Happy Mail Monday!

                                                  It's Happy Mail Monday!  I feel so blessed to be able to share such beautiful cards and projects that I receive in the mail each week from various stamping friends. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do :)

                                                   Check out the Pinterest board that showcases all of the cards that have been featured each week!

                                                  Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart: 
                                                  "To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments...in this we make a difference."

                                                  February 15, 2019

                                                  2nd Release Sale-A-Bration Items Are Available!

                                                  Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin' Up!'s most exciting promotions of the year, running through March 31.  During Sale-A-Bration you get rewarded for shopping!  With two earning levels ($50 and $100), you receive free products with your qualifying order, and there is NO LIMIT to how many free products you can earn.

                                                  That's right - NO LIMITS for every $50 you spend at my store, you get to choose a free item during check out.  This is a great time of year to stock up and get some goodies on the side!
                                                  http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=2117489
                                                   OFFER ENDS MARCH 31!!!

                                                  Here are the 2nd Release Sale-A-Bration Items that you can choose from with your $50 or $100 product order!


                                                  Price: $0.00

                                                  To view the entire list of free Sale-A-Bration items click HERE

                                                  February 13, 2019

                                                  Stampin' Pretty Pals February Blog Hop

                                                  Welcome to the Pals’ February blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate”! Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
                                                  For this card I used some of my favorite Sale-A-Bration items.  One of them being the foil paper that comes in Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick.  I used the grapefruit grove foil paper and ran it through the Country Floral Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder.  It turns out with such a pretty floral pattern.  
                                                  I added a piece of the Painted Season Design Series paper over the embossed foil.  The Country Floral Embossing Folder and the Painted Seasons DS Paper are two of the newly releasing Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn with your order beginning Friday, February 15.
                                                  I fussy cut out a few of the butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly Design Series Paper (also a sale-a-bration item).  Then to make sure they matched the card base color, I used my light call me clover stampin' blend marker and gave them a touch of call me clover color!  I added some variegated ribbon and layered the grosgrain call me clover ribbon over it. The sentiment comes from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and is punched out using the Story Label punch.  
                                                  Have you not heard of the Story Label Punch?  It will be a limited release item during the month of March. Watch for more details on these awesome limited release items closer to March.

                                                  More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Spring Has Sprung” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

                                                  Blog Hop  Line-up:

                                                  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
                                                  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
                                                  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
                                                  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
                                                  5. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
                                                  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
                                                  7. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
                                                  8. Jill Killeen at The Killeen House Studio Blog
                                                  9. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
                                                  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
                                                  11. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
                                                  12. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
                                                  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
                                                  14. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
                                                  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
                                                  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
                                                  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity (You are here)
                                                  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
                                                  19. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
                                                  20. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
                                                  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
                                                  22. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
                                                  23. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
                                                  24. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
                                                  25. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
                                                  26. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
                                                  27. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot
                                                  28. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
                                                  29. Christine Eck at Dances with Hooves
                                                    Here are all of the Stampin' Up! items I used for today's project: