Fancy Friday – Holiday Flower Gift Bag

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I am so excited to be able to share with you this month’s project with for our Fancy Friday monthly hop!  If you just came over from the amazing Jeanna, welcome to the next stop.  My friends and I want to be able to share with you our ideas in a monthly format.  We will use different themes each month – sometimes colors, sometimes a sketch, sometimes a stamp set focus.  The one thing you can count on is that it will be fancy!  Over the last year “fancy” became our word to describe the best projects, the best new clothes, even the best pedicure colors.  Now we want to share with you our take on “fancy” each month.  This month we are focusing on “pretty packages”.  Talk about timely!  I know you will love the ideas from our whole hop so make sure you go visit everyone!

FF Nov - Holiday Flower Bag

I am, and have been, in love with these Mini Muslin Bags from the day they first came out.  They are perfect for so many things so I always have a package of them on hand.  You can go minimalist with them or deck them out.  Either way, they are fabulous every single time!  For today’s project I kind of split the middle.  I stamped in a simple way but added some special embellishments.  It looks fancy (well, it IS Fancy Friday) but still not time consuming.  Win!  So the how-to.  I started with my bag and put a scrap inside to help make stamping easier.  I inked up the sentiment from Bright & Beautiful with Mossy Meadow and stamped right onto the bag.  Then I took some Always Artichoke Seam Binding and some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and distressed them.  Just sprinkle with water, scrunch and dry.  With the Cherry, I pulled on a thread from the end of the ribbon and started bunching the ribbon together a bit.  Then I just wrapped it upon itself and hot glued it together from behind.  The Silicone Craft Sheet makes this a total breeze!  Then I took the Artichoke binding and some Venetian Crochet Trim (I’m addicted to this stuff!) and clipped them in a gold Mini Metallic Clothespin.  I hot glued the flower next to the clothespin and then glued the whole thing to the bag.  The Basic Pearl was colored with my Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.  I did add a touch of glue even though it has its own adhesive just to make sure it stays put.

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Obviously my version today has a Christmas flair but this could easily be modified for many other uses by just changing the sentiment and seam binding colors.  See, now you will want to have a package of these bags at the ready too!

Okay, off to go visit the awesome Mercedes Weber!  You will love her project!

And you can click our logo above to get to the Fancy Friday Pinterest page!

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In case you missed the announcement, all twelve PDF tutorials for my Bright & Beautiful Edition are now available.  Just click HERE or on the picture to learn more!
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Stamp:  Bright & Beautiful; Ink:  Mossy Meadow; Accessories:  Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Venetian Crochet Trim, Mini Metallic Clothespin, Mini Muslin Bag, Hot Glue

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Bright & Beautiful Edition – PDFs Available

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Can you believe it??  Just in time for your holiday stamping, I am releasing all of the PDFs from my Stamps on the Fly – Bright & Beautiful Edition.  This is the assimilation of all 12 project tutorials from the three months of my edition using this amazing stamp set.

Anyone can purchase this PDF.  Because of selling rules, I was restricted from selling my Stamps on the Fly edition outside of the US.  Now you can purchase this from anywhere in the world!

You get with your purchase tutorials which include:

  • Measurements for all projects (Standard/Imperial sizing)
  • Product lists for each project
  • Link to a video tutorial for each project
  • Photos for all twelve projects
  • Tips and hints on embossing, shabby bows, shaker cards and much more

B & B PDF Tutorials

This will be great for you if you are demo in search of last minute class ideas, a customer who wants classic cards with a versatile stamp set or a stamper who enjoys learning new techniques.

You can purchase these at any time but why wait?!  Join me now and you can have holiday cards ready in no time at all!

All you have to do is click the Buy Now button and pay with Paypal.  I’ll email you the PDFs upon payment receipt.  Thanks so much and I look forward to stamping with you!




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Freshly Made Sketches #163

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Wow, has it already been a week since I posted?  I guess it is that time of year when the time seems to fly.  So that makes it even better when Freshly Made Sketches designers give us a great sketch to inspire us.  This week, the sweet and oh so amazing Cindy Hall is our hostess.  I was working most of the time since last week so I was thrilled to see a sketch that I could use quickly when I sat down to stamp yesterday.  The rest of the team has done it again!  Wow, these ladies are fabulous!

FMS163 - Typeset Beauty

I felt like this set really called for a pretty image and as I looked at the stamps, this fellow from Beauty of the Season jumped out at me.  I really love him so much.  And….with all the cold air, it is time for me to put my bird feeder out.  I’ll be sure to be seeing his friends soon, lol!  I colored this guy with my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities and then used a little bit of Smoky Slate for the branches.  I added a piece of the Typeset DSP which I thought was a nice complement and striking against the Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I didn’t do a perfect job of following the sketch (sorry Cindy) but this just seemed to call for a fluffy bow.  So I added one with my Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.  The inside will use one of the fabulous sentiment from the set and I have another Christmas card done.  YAY!

I was out and about in the cold this week and will be back at it starting on Saturday through Thanksgiving.  Being on reserve (on call) I have no idea where I’ll be but I hope to see some stampers along the way!  Also, I have a fun announcement coming tomorrow for you.  Just in time for those last minute holiday cards.  And we’ll be doing our Fancy Friday early this month due to the holiday here in the U.S.  You won’t want to miss this one!  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  See you tomorrow!

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Stamp:  Beauty of the Season; Paper:  Typeset DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla; Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Blendabilities – Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight; Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Neutrals Button, Black Twine

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Freshly Made Sketches #162

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Look at this!!  Isn’t it fantastic?!  I just love our team at Freshly Made Sketches and the cool challenges they come up with each week!  This one is courtesy of the awesome Kim Singdalhsen and I can tell you it is going to be a great week!  You know who else loves Freshly Made Sketches?  The crafting magazine Simply Cards & Papercraft does.  They featured one of our sketches this month (a sketch by Narelle) with designers creating their take on the sketch.  So cool!  Ok, so back to this week….

FMS162 - Snowy Fun

I have ALWAYS loved the little snowmen from Snow Much Fun.  While the set is retired, guess what I discovered?  This set is perfect to use with Blendabilities!!  Just look at how cute this guy is when colored with them!  I always wanted these snowmen to have vibrant colors like this before and now I love the images all over again.  I recently found my stash of this cool paper called Fresh Prints and I cannot get enough of it.  The colors seem so seasonal and fun.  Oh, and did I mention that they go perfectly with Blendabilities?!  *smile*  I know.  The coloring on this was quick and the papers did all the work for the sketch.  Cards like this make me happy.  What do you think?  Do you love this fellow as much as I do?

So how is your November going?  Maybe as busy as mine?  I know, I know….I keep saying this, lol.  I have 6 projects all ready to go for Dirty Dozen later this week and my videos and tutorials for Stamps on the Fly are ready to send to my customers tomorrow.  I love, love, love my projects!  Stay tuned.  In a few days I plan to share a new option for Stamps on the Fly that allows stampers both inside and outside the U.S to have the opportunity to join.  I cannot wait!

I’m back on call for United starting today and I suspect I’ll be out in the system with this crazy winter weather we are starting to see.  If you are flying United, make sure you keep an eye out for me.  Surely I’ll run into one of you one day!!  I hope that your week is fantastic and I look forward to seeing you again soon.  Thanks so much for stopping in today!

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Stamp:  Snow Much Fun; Paper:  Fresh Prints DSP Pack, Whisper White, Real Read; Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Blendabilities – Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Copic Markers – T0, T2; Accessories:  Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine, Cherry Cobbler Button, Dimensionals

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Winner, winner!!

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I have a winner of my Color Me Autumn DSP blog candy!

Drum roll please…..

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Congrats to Melinda!!   Please contact me with your mailing info and I’ll get your sample pack off in the mail!

Thanks to all of you who left such sweet comments and played along with my Rafflecopter giveaway!

Don’t forget that sign ups are open for Month 3 of  Stamps on the Fly Bright & Beautiful Edition.  Am I allowed to say that I think this month’s projects are my favorites?!  Click the link for details on how to join the fun!

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Freshly Made Sketches #161

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Well after a bit of a blitz last week, this week is a little bit quieter.  To be honest I am catching up from all the stamping events in October!  I had a great time at my Bright & Beautiful class here in the stamp room on Sunday and have started planning another class for the end of the month. Today, my friend Linda has created a clean and wonderful sketch for us at Freshly Made Sketches.  It was just what I needed since my brain was pretty fried.

FMS161 - Giving ThanksYou know what happens when I’m feeling creatively tired?  I go to my happy colors, stamps and ribbons.  I think we can safely call this a “Jen card”.  Fall colors are always my favorite and this new Mossy Meadow is a perfect green.  And then there is Early Espresso.  I jumped for joy when I saw this new Early Espresso Seam Binding in the catalog this year and it was on an express UPS vehicle right to my house!  I used the Kraft card stock for my base and then stamped Hardwood in Crumb Cake ink onto Naturals Ivory card stock.  The sentiment is from For All Things and the little leaves are from the Color Me Autumn DSP (just fussy cut out).  I added part of a Tea Lace Doily and some retired Natural Trim Ribbon under my shabby bow.  It pays to pull out favorites since this came together really quickly.  Oh….and did you see???

Blog Candy – Color Me Autumn DSP

It isn’t to late to get some of this great DSP for free.  Just click the link above and follow the Rafflecopter.  You can’t win if you don’t enter!!

Ok, now hurry right over and see what the rest of the team has created for you this week.  Amazing stuff as always!  And you have to go tell Linda how much you love this.  Stick around and read her posts.  LOVE her sense of humor!

This week is going to be quiet as I work on videos, tutorials and classes.  I hope to have more to share with you next week.  My boys have been home a lot over the last few days.  Yay for being mom but not very productive for getting stamping done.  Ah well….the stamping will be here….  Until next time, thanks so much for stopping in today!

Sign ups are open for Month 3 of  Stamps on the Fly Bright & Beautiful Edition.  Am I allowed to say that I think this month’s projects are my favorites?!  Click the link for details on how to join the fun!

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Stamps:  For All Things, Hardwood; Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Kraft, Early Espresso, Color Me Autumn DSP; Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso; Accessories:  Early Espresso Seam Binding, Regals Buttons, Tea Lace Doily, Natural Trim Ribbon (ret), Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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Stamps on the Fly – November

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It is the 1st of November so you know what that means??!!  Ok, yes, we are all recovering from the chocolate madness of Halloween.  But is also means that Month 3 of my  Stamps on the Fly Bright & Beautiful Edition is now open for registration!!  This program has been super successful so far and my customers have really enjoyed their projects.  And now it is getting to crunch time for some of those holiday cards!!  But no worries!  I have done the design work for you.  Just follow my video tutorials and you have great projects using the amazing Bright & Beautiful  stamp set all ready to go!

What are we working with this month?  I thought it would be fun to use some natural “go with” products this month.  I could no longer resist the Confetti Stars Punch and the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.  These are so great on their own but paired with the stamp set….FABULOUS!

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All of the details for this can be found by clicking here:

 Stamps on the Fly Bright & Beautiful Edition

Don’t delay!  Sign up now!  Just email me (Jen Timko) at jentimko@gmail.com!

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Fancy Friday – Color Me Autumn

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I am so excited to be able to share with you this month’s project with for our Fancy Friday monthly hop!  If you just came over from the amazing Jeanna, welcome to the next stop.  My friends and I want to be able to share with you our ideas in a monthly format.  We will use different themes each month – sometimes colors, sometimes a sketch, sometimes a stamp set focus.  The one thing you can count on is that it will be fancy!  Over the last year “fancy” became our word to describe the best projects, the best new clothes, even the best pedicure colors.  Now we want to share with you our take on “fancy” each month.  This month we are focusing our creative energy on Designer Series Paper.  You know them, you love them….how could we create without them??!!

FF Oct - Give Thanks

I continue to be completely in love with this Color Me Autumn DSP so I thought I should share a card that lets the paper do most of the work!  In fact the paper is used for almost everything.  I started with this pretty diamond pattern as a background and cut it to cover the whole cad front.  Then I wrapped a Tea Lace Doily around the edge before adhering it to the base.  I cut a strip of this Blackberry Bliss striped paper to about 2″ wide and punched it with my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and rounded the corners with my Corner Rounder Punch.  The leaves were cut from the DSP print.  I took a Basic Wooden Element banner and stamped it with the sentiment from And Many More with Soft Suede ink.  The little clothespin is one I have left from a kit (unnamed because I had it in with other stuff….sorry).  I sponged all the edges with Crumb Cake ink and then tied on a piece of Daffodil Delight Seam Binding that had been spritzed with water and dried with the low setting of my Heat Tool.

So I thought it would be fun to give out a little blog candy.

FF Oct Blog Candy

What am I giving out??  Well, some of the gorgeous Color Me Autumn DSP of course!  Just use my Rafflecopter form to enter.  The comment on my blog post is mandatory to win but there are two ways to gain additional chances.  U.S mailing only.

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Okay, off to go visit the awesome Mercedes Weber!  You will love her project!

And you can click our logo above to get to the Fancy Friday Pinterest page!

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Speaking of DSP….today is the last day (Oct. 31st) to sign up for the Pick a Pack of Paper Promotion!  Join my team and enjoy a FREE pack of DSP each month for 6 months!  What an amazing deal!

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Stamp:  And Many More; Paper:  Whisper White, Color Me Autumn DSP; Ink:  Soft Suede; Accessories:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Tea Lace Doilies, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Basic Wooden Elements, Mini Clothespin

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HYCCT1430 – Hope Soars

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Today is the day!  I’m the hostess for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge (HYCCT1430) and I have to confess, I’m a little nervous!  Fortunately, some of my stamping friends have already joined in as sample makers for my challenge!!

This is the 5th year that Splitcoaststampers has hosted this amazing month long series of challenges in support of those struggling with cancer.  The MD Anderson Cancer Center is the recipient of so many of the cards.  Some are just for encouragement but most are donated so that those in the hospital can find just the right one to brighten someone’s day.

As I thought about a theme, I found this quote (turned into a graphic with My Digital Studio by me):

HYCCT Inspiration-001I know that when a diagnosis of cancer is first given, it can seem like the world has turned against you so it seemed fitting that I base my challenge on this quote.  The theme of my challenge is Hope Soars.  I challenge you to create cards inspired by things that take off!  I hope that you will come over to Splitcoaststampers and join me.  There is even the opportunity to win prizes!  So you can help a worthy cause and win cool crafty stuff!  Perfect!

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Here is my own sample card for the theme.  While much of the month has focused on breast cancer, for me the inspiration was actually my dad who passed away from colon cancer.  So I chose to use a more masculine palette.  I pulled out the retired Epic Day DSP and created a tiny paper airplane.  Then using the Word Bubble Framelits (these are on special this week, by the way), I cut out some clouds.  I love that the one of the clouds has inspirational words!  The sentiment is from Truly Grateful stamped in Soft Suede.  I distressed the panel and did some crazy stitching to add a little character to the card and that was it other than a bit of sponging.

Now I mentioned that some of my creative friends created samples for me.  Make sure you go take a look at the work by Linda Callahan (abbysmom2198), Jen Mitchell (jenmitchell) and Rita Wright (kyann22), along with the other amazing hostesses who joined in so far.  You can see the whole gallery for my challenge here:  Gallery for HYCCT1430.  I am looking forward to seeing that gallery fill up even more!

Thanks so much for stopping in today.  I really hope you will consider sharing your talents for this fantastic cause!  For easy access to all the challenges, click here:  Hope You Can Cling To Master Challenge Thread

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Stamp:  Truly Grateful; Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Epic Day DSP; Ink:  Soft Suede; Accessories:  Big Shot, Word Bubbles Framelits, Sewing Machine, Stampin’ Distress Tool, Sponges, Hot Glue

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Freshly Made Sketches #160

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Wow!!  Take a look at what Rita has created for Freshly Made Sketches this week!  Isn’t this sketch fun?  I just love the potential of all the layers on this one!

FMS160 - Merry Christmas

I decided I needed to pull out some retired products for this one.  I still love the colors and patterns from the Fresh Prints DSP Pack.  I chose two of the prints for the banner and little rectangle.  Then I pulled a page from a This & That journal and stamped the sentiment from Merry Little Christmas.  I added the little star from Hodgepodge Clips and looped on a Real Red ribbon piece.  I embossed the back panel with Stylish Stripes.  I love when I get to combined old and new products!  I can always count on them coordinating and it makes me happy to make a dent in my stash of DSP.

The cool elements on this sketch has given the team all kinds of room to inspire and they haven’t let us down.  I just look in awe every week!  I just know you’ll feel the same way.

I have some more projects coming this week.  First, tomorrow is my big day to hostess for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges at Splitcoaststampers.  I cannot even wait to share my theme with you!  Then I have my Fancy Friday project for October on Friday and there will be BLOG CANDY!!!  Yep, the whole team will have blog candy for you so make sure you check back!  Until then, I hope your week is going well.  See you soon!

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Stamp:  Merry Little Christmas; Paper:  Whisper White, Fresh Prints DSP Pack; Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Real Red; Accessories:  Big Shot, Banners Framelits, Hodgepodge Clips, Real Red Cotton Ribbon, This & That Journal

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