Thursday, January 18, 2018

Faux Stain-Glass Butterflies

Hi everyone. I love butterflies and I love sparkly things.  This technique I am sharing with you today combines both.  I often like to say that Butterflies always leave a little bit of sparkle wherever they go. I hope you enjoy this quick tutorial.

1. In order to create this beautiful butterfly, you will stamp the butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set in VersaMark on your choice of a piece of Painted with Love Specialty designer series paper.
2. You will then take black embossing powder and sprinkle it liberally over the image until it is all covered.
3. Next tap of the excess powder and make sure all the areas of the stamped image have powder on it.
4. Take your heat tool and heat the embossing powder making sure not to leave the heat in one spot for longer then needed. The powder will turn a solid black color, that is how you will know it is set. (If you do not have embossing powder, use black ink and stamp your image. Be sure to let it dry completely before you do the next step)

5. Next you cut out your butterfly and add it to your project.

To get this exact card you will need: the Color Me Happy Project Kit, Gold Glitter Flakes, Tear and Tape, dimensional, Black Ink, and Tombow Glue.

Take a Rich Razzleberry card base, one white diagonal piece of cardstock, a powder pink banner piece, the sequin and star packet and put them aside from the Color Me Happy Project Kit.

Next you will take the words from the Beautiful Day "Always Thinking of You" and stamp this in Black ink on the powder pink banner.

Then take a strip of tear and tape and line the diagonal white piece both at the edge, and corner and sprinkle gold glitter flakes over top and press down so it sticks in a flat formation.

Next you will adhere this piece to your card base with your adhesive of choice and adhere the banner at the top of the card base with dimensionals.

Take your butterfly and add dimensionals or foam tape to adhere it onto the card.  

The last step is to add sequins and start sporadically all over your card.  Your card is now complete.  Below is the product list of all supplies I used to create this beautiful card.  I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial and check back again soon.  Have a great day!

Product List

Monday, January 15, 2018

Birthday's are Fun Stampin' Up! Style!!!

It is always fun when someone wishes you a Happy Birthday, and as a kid I was blessed to have a family that made a big deal out of them.  Parties, family, friends, and lots of presents.  However, as we grow older the luster of birthday's kind of fizzles out like the candles on a cupcake or cake when we blow those candles out.

This year I am bringing birthday's back!  Stampin' Up! has made it super easy to make that happen with a great line of amazing items.  Check out some of these great items that will help bring birthday's back.  If you are not a subscriber to my newsletter, definitely sign up to get the news on my Birthday Club!

This stamp set is exactly a perfect way to bring birthday's back.  These adorable Pandas know just how bring a smile to anyone's face and they can be used long after the party is over!!! This stamp set is an exclusive option with our Sale-a-bration special going on now! 
You can select this FREE with a $50 order in the U.S.  

The Party Hat framelits are a must have for anyone who loves to create. This framelit die does not just make party hats but so much more!  Interested in what else this framelit can do, keep a look out for an upcoming blog post in February that will have you needing this item from the 2018 Occasions catalog.

This kit will have you creating a variety of birthday cards in no time at all.  If birthday's are not your thing, just swap out the sentiments and you can create cards for every occasion.  This is another great item in the 2018 Occasions catalog. 

Click this HERE to see more details on this great kit.

 If you are not working with a current demonstrator and in the U.S. please contact me for more information on anything you have seen here today.  I would love to share more information with you and send you a catalog for your viewing pleasure. 
Have a wonderful day and don't forget to sign-up for updates.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Tennis Elbow is NOT fun!

Hi everyone....I just wanted to share a quick update....

So sadly, I have a very painful case of tennis elbow, which has put a bit of a damper on typing and creating. I wish it was just my elbow but sadly it is areas throughout my whole right arm. This is my dominate arm. So, I am quickly learning how to work with my left hand and arm for things, and one finger peck messages and even this blog post at the moment. Lol

I can promise you I am going to do my best to still bring you lots of fun creative ideas but it may be at a bit slower pace, and in videos you may see a new stylish brace I will be sporting for a while. I have a very kind mom who will be helping as much as she can.

Thank you for your patience as I work on resting, icing, and healing.

If you haven't seen my fun embossing video make sure to visit my YouTube channel HERE to catch how the flowers were added to this adorable silver gable box!!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Designs by Jennifer Lynn 2018 Class Structure

Hi everyone! I hope your new year has started well.  It is super cold where I am with negative degree temperatures and substantial winds. It does, however, allow for some great creativity time, as you tend to spend more indoor time then outdoor time this time of year in New England. 
With the new year, and Stampin' Up!'s 30th Anniversary, I am trying a few things a little different this year.  While I will be sharing all of these changes over the course of this month, the first change I want to share with everyone is the new class structure. 

Let's jump right into it....this year there will be 4 levels of classes.  This really does allow for great variety and all crafting levels to be meet.

Here they are:


In these classes, you will receive the products being used to create the projects. This means that by using this option you will have actual craft items that will also go home with you and not just the projects we will be making. These classes are a little more costly, however, the value will always be well worth it. 


In these classes you may attend in person at the designated location or request the class packet where you will receive a URL to the direct virtual classroom in my YouTube. 

LIVE CLASS: With this class option there is no physical product to take home from this class unless you choose to place an order and receive it at the class.  However, you will have all the items you need to enjoy creativity in the class you choose.

VIRTUAL CLASS PACKET: With this class option, you will receive all the pre-cut cardstock and embellishments needed to create the projects for the class. There will, however, not be any stamped images in the packet to stay in compliance with Stampin' Up!'s policy.  This means you may use any stamp set and/or ink combo you would like in place of the stamp set we are using in the LIVE class. You will also receive an exclusive URL link to the virtual classroom that you will visit at your leisure to complete your projects. 

Team Member or Demonstrator 

With this option, my direct team members or other U.S. demonstrators, (to comply with Stampin' Up! policy), will have the ability to instructional tutorials to use for their own use, or to use for classes of their own. I only ask that my photos not be used in your classes that you offer. You may replace the pictures in the hard copy tutorials with your own.  There is no product or kit packet with this option. 


I am pretty sure these are self-explanatory but I will explain all the same. ;-)
With these classes they are FREE.  They may include class packets, they may only be instructional video in the virtual classroom, they may be a LIVE Facebook video in the VIP group with a special URL for those who sign up who don't use Facebook. This is my gift to all of you for your support. You let me do something I love everyday. So from the bottom of my heart.....



Each class will require you to provide your own adhesive of your choice to assemble the class projects. Whether you attend a live class or you do a virtual class, if you do not have adhesive at this time, this chart may help you decide what you may like to get. 

I also offer an ADHESIVE BUNDLE for $35, which includes the list below and s/h. It is all packaged in a beautiful easy to travel with stamp case. I would be happy to get one to you should you find you would like one. You may order an ADHESIVE BUNDLE by clicking here
1-Snail adhesive
1-Tear & Tape Adhesive
1-Fast Fuse Adhesive
1-Liquid Glue
1-Glue Dots
*Stamp Case is FREE

I will always have classes on my calendar of upcoming events, however you may also see some offers through my blog and my newsletter to make paying in advance much easier.  ALL classes must be paid for in advance at time of registration.  I hope you enjoy all the new and exciting creative ideas I will be bringing your way.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year Everyone!

Hi everyone!  I must apologize for not posting in a while.  The past couple months have been a chance for me to restructure and create a game plan to allow for more consistent posting and I am so happy and excited to report that is exactly what you all have to look forward to this year.

Thank you all for your patience as the restructure of my business takes place over this next month.  Also, definitely stay tuned for some fun and exciting news about Stampin' Up!'s new Occasions  catalog and AWESOME Sale-a-bra-tion special starting Jan 3rd.

If you do not have a demonstrator or have not received a new catalog, please don't hesitate to contact me, as I would be happy to send one to you.