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Sep 27, 2016

Stamp a Blessing: My Introduction

WONDERING WHAT I DO?

I am an Independent Demonstrator for Stampin'Up! 
I teach others the art of stamping, making cards, gifts or memory keeping projects,
AND the art of making a difference with our talents!
I also sell ALL the products I use on my projects online in my Stampin'Up! Demo Website here! I LOVE this company and recommend it! Great customer service and quality! 


Give stamping a try! 
A simple way to make an amazing difference in the life of others. 
I focus on the busy woman with limited time to stamp. My niche is KITS  yes, have everything you need at hand to make your experience easy, plus affordable.

My favorite Kits are the ones that come with a monthly subscription called Paper Pumpkin.
But O Happy Day and watercolor Wonder are my two faves from the current catalog.





Did you sign up for my classes?

Today Tuesday is the last day to sign in!
 Orders for current class October 1st and October 5th 
go today after noon.
Send me a quick message and join me in this beautiful journey stamping together.
Check my October 1st and October 5th World Card Making Day classes here! 
Plus a yummy dinner recipe!



GIVEAWAY
On my post yesterday I shared about this giveaway! Check it out. 
Winner will be announced on Monday October 3rd! Yay!




Watercolor Wishes Card Kit is the Perfect Gift for this Christmas season!
Check it out in my store today.

Beautiful colors, Simple designs and everything you need to create 20 cards with envelopes. Lovely! here two beautiful cards I made with it this week!





Together is Better!

Jessica Urrutia

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Sep 26, 2016

Make it Simple Monday: Wink of Stella GIVEAWAY!

Hello my dear friends,

Every Monday I have been sharing different tips to make your stamping simple.

Today I want to share a kit that is really close to my heart. I absolutely like it and recommend it.


O Happy Day! Cards Kit.
Last Tuesday I got to enjoy a time of stamping…noo! It was not long and I needed many beautiful cards. Usually I create them all out of my own brain, but my brain has been filled with so much homescholing (teaching, organizing, making copies, grading papers…) I decided to give O Happy Day a chance to shine.

This was one of my favorite cards. The whole kit is Oh Happy Day, but the sentiment comes from my other favorite kit Watercolor Wonder. :) Perfect mix!

Is an excellent CHRISTMAS GIFT! 
O Happy Day Kit click here to see.
Watercolor Wonder Click here to see.

WINK OF STELLA TIP
Ok, I absolutely LOVE when I am creating and an idea comes from Heaven. "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." (James 1:17)

So this particular card comes one way, but I decided to make it a teeny bit different. Besides adding a banner and different sentiment I ALSO used my Gold Wink of Stella to make things stellar. '


The O happy day kit came with several doilys. This one was white and I turned it into a shiny gold with my Wink of Stella! 
Would you like to win one?!





GIVEAWAY MONDAY!
Don't' you think is so cute!? Go try it! Needing some Wink? 
Visit my store today or simply leave me a comment below and you may be the winner of a Gold Wink of Stella! It has a value of $8.00 These are awesome! 
Yes I will be giving away a Wink of Stella this coming Monday. You have one week to comment in any of my post this week. The more you comment the more opportunities to win it. 
Comment HERE on my blog! You do NOT need a bigger act to comment, just let me know who you are if u sign as Anonymous. :)



Winner will be announced here on my blog next 
Make it Simple Monday post October 3rd. Thank YOU!



I hope you give this kit a try! It is fabulous. The stamp sentiments are precious and HAPPY! Yes, we need more happy in this world. We do! 

Have a fabulous day and thanks for tuning in?

Did you catch my video last Friday? 
Yes, I made a video. 
Check it out below if you missed it then go to my previous post here! So excited to start sharing videos with you!




Creative Blessings!

Jessica Urrutia

Sep 23, 2016

Umbrella Weather Framelits: My Video Tutorial

I have been meaning to share this cool idea with you for weeks. 

Finally is here! 

Remember I got this beautiful set a couple of months ago maybe. 

Well, I created these swaps and LOVE discovering that if you wish to make smaller umbrellas with this framelit you actually can! 

Check it out!

All you have to do is punch a circle with the  1 3/4"  Circle Punch and place it on your frame lit and pass through the Big Shot. Cute!








My goal is to Inspire you to create and bless the world around you. 
Speak LIFE through your art! 






Check out my newest Video BELOW! Eek! Leave me some love with your comments and any suggestions too! I want to be my best for you.




My VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO below: 

Wondering WHO took my video? YES! My oldest daughter H.  
Where there is a will there is a way!





I was in the process here of making all my swaps. Love this set!
Love this easy sketch!



I prepared several of these for a swap with some demo friends.  What do you think?


Did you get to see the CLEARANCE?! 
Amazing discounts…kits, and so many cool things!  aaaww, you got to check it out! 

HOSTESS CODE FOR all my online orders this month: 4UHMMVFE

Today's materials are below! Click on them for more info and prices on my store. 
Your business is a blessing!


Colors: Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry & Sweet 




Did you like the video?
I KNOW, at times the camera girl was pointing somewhere else, but I LOVE her so much I gave her grace and called it good!

Present over Perfect is my goal. 

Have a blessed creative day!

Jessica Urrutia
Your Stampin'Up! Independent Demonstrator









Sep 21, 2016

Easy Tips to Complete your Paper Pumpkin Kits!

Easy Tips!

Start by Opening your kit and separating all parts according to what goes with each card style.
See the photo of the completed projects and read the instructions. Yes yes, it does help! 

Why in the world I did not take a photo of this step…hmmm…oops!






SECOND:
Do all your stamping (as able). 
Prior to assembling all parts together.



Don't forget to maybe stamp your envelopes too! CUTE! 



THIRD:
Assemble one set of cards at a time. 
This particular kit came with three types of cards. Start with one style. Feels good to finish at least 3 of them! Also, if you need to stop (to go cook or take care of a messy preschooler!, you know in which step you were and can carry on easily next time you can stamp.

PSST! Start by cutting the length of twine or ribbons needed for each card. Yes you will need a ruler hehe! Have some adhesive of choice at hand unless you only need the dimensionals or glue dots provided (mostly this is the case!) My other adhesive of choice is the Tombow Multipurpose Glue. Great too for wood veneers. :)



Next: 
Choose what to do with them now?

1. Give them right away. Place the address on the envelope or at least place a post it note inside for someone and set a day to mail them. Placing a post it note note makes your gift a gift they can re-gift. Yikes!
2. Make a special gift of 3-6 cards and place in an handmade envelope or manila envelope and give as a special gift. Surprise someone!



If you have any leftovers. What can we do with them?

1. Use them in notecards. (Coming soon..)
2. Gift them to a friend who would love them. (Would love to do this…means decluttering right!)
3. Share with the kids…kids love embellishments. (maybe they can use them to embellish a bookmark or make an art!)
4. Tip: Keep your stamp set visible. Next time you sit to create think how you can use them again. 


Hope this ideas help you to get your fun time, which at times can be VERY limited, to still get inspired to get your kit open, let's say TODAY! 

And start…the important part is starting….the finishing will come, 15 minutes here and there.

Have no Idea what is Paper Pumpkin?
Visit my Paper Pumpkin place and read more info on this cool monthly kits. 
You can get join my subscriber till October 10th and get the next one FREE! 







Sep 20, 2016

Stampin' Updates!: LAST days of Special Offers!

Good morning my dear friends!

Is a day to share old news! So happy to share with you good ideas and promotions to save some of your bucks while you enjoy doing stamping!

TODAY













Sarah Douglas, our Stampin'Up! fearless leader (AKA, the president of the company) will be sharing with us tips and ideas to use one of my favorite kits in the catalog: Oh, Happy Day! Eeek! Tune into her Facebook page and be ready to get inspired. So exciting! And she is so creative!



OCTOBER 1ST
Coming October 1st I will be hosting another wonderful time of crafting Sit and Enjoy Life Kit Class! You won't want to miss this time of refreshment and inspiration! You will get to stamp, laugh and be blessed! Class fee dropped to ONLY $30 (stamp not included). 
We will craft together and complete 18 cards with the kit: Stitched with Cheer. It is lovely! 
Come and get your hands on extra projects with NEW STAMP SETS from the holiday catalog and sit and enjoy time before the holidays begin. Perfect time to RSVP! Send me a quick message! We start at 10AM! Will be fun!
 

OCTOBER 5TH
WORLD CARD MAKING DAY! 
Coming October 5th I will be hosting a time of crafting to CELEBRATE World Card Making Day. Get ready for all occasions with this super fast awesome class. Invite your friends and family and craft together. You will make 20 notecards with envelopes TOGETHER, because Together is BETTER! 

Don't miss to RSVP today!

CLEARANCE ITEMS AND SPECIAL OFFERS (ENDS TOMORROW!)
Have you gotten time to check the cLEARANCE section on my store. there are a lot of goodies that were not there last week. It is GOOD! Don't miss these budget friendly stamping products you need! ALSO, Special Offers ends tomorrow night, and they have my FAVORITE project Life kits on sale and more. Including a fave Ovals framelits. 
Go here to check it out and use my hostess code ONLINE: 4UHMMVFE



PAPER PUMPKIN! 
You can still join my favorite kit subscription ever this month and get the next FREE! 
Visit my Paper Pumpkin website for more info and join today! Yay! 
Did you get your box this month…SUPER! Use my promo code: BOGO and receive next month free! :)




YUMMY RECIPE
I also want to share a YUMMY recipe with you!
I made a BIG change in my life in the last months. No grains at all. No rice, no oatmeal,….no breads!
Yeap! This changed is blessing my health so much. 
I want to share with you a recipe, simple, quick and yummy! One I plan to keep in my recipe book forever. Hehe!
You can find it this link!




CHAO CHAO!
This is all for today my friends! Thanks for checking my updates today!
Making Stamping a Joy, simple and budget friendly for you is A MUST! 

Jessica Urrutia :)

Sep 19, 2016

Make it Simple Monday: Bookmarks


Hello my friends,

I would love sharing with you this cute project I made with some of my scrap pretty papers. 

Mondays should be EASY, right! 
Mondays should be GREAT! 
Let's make them great by sharing cool, easy ideas!




GIVEAWAY
Let me first announce our winner of last week's Giveaway!
Thanks to all who left comments here and on my Facebook group.
 I love each of you and pray blessings over your lives.
I already announced it on Facebook but for those who don't do Facebook :)
Congratulations to my sweet friend Sandi Klindworth! 

I will be mailing this on my mailing day: Wednesday! Yay! So happy to share.

GOT 6"X 6" PAPER?
Now, who has some 6" x 6" packs of pretty DSP (designer series paper) laying around?
Well, let's get it out and use it. 

Who does not need a pretty bookmark. Is a perfect gift for a friend you love. 
Or perfect accompaniment for a book you are sharing with someone.

Love LOVE love bookmarks. This one is easy to make and embellish.


INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Take a piece of 6" x 6" of pretty Designer Series Paper.

2. Score at 2" and 4"
Fold first a valley fold, then a mountain fold as to form a "Z" with the paper.

3. Punch the top of your bookmark with the Tag Punch (we have two in my store and one is on clearance for $13.80) or with Curvy Corner Trio Punch
(in CLEARANCE right now on my store for only $12, yay!)

4. If you wish to stamp, do so now.

5. Add your ribbons sandwiched inside the folds with very sticky tape. 
Adhere all layers together.

6. Now, share your beautiful gift with someone you care about. Remind them of His love and the abundant life He offers.

THIS WEEK,
Set a goal in your heart to SERVE others. How would our world look if we ALL took the nature of a servant? You imagine?! 
Completely humble and gentle, a Life of loving, Serving with a passion. 
Our world needs more of this.
May I be found fitting with such an honor.
Consider your steps, walk slowly, serve your neighbor.
Life is not about us, but the eternal.
I am thru with living SELF-absorbed. I want to live my life for Him, Christ-absorbed. He is THAT good! 


Creative Blessings!

Jessica Urrutia
Love being your Stampin'Up! Independent Demonstrator
Visit my store today and Use HOSTESS CODE: 4UHMMVFE
Ooh, check the CLEARANCE section, is packed full with beautiful things. Don't miss the Special Offers too! These end this Wednesday night. Love ya! Chao!






Sep 16, 2016

I am NOT creative!



Have you ever say that to yourself?

Sometimes that thought crosse our minds. NOT TRUE! 

I do understand sometimes, in the midst of all the busy-ness, we need some inspiration. So WHY NOT CASE anther card we liked. Even one you did before?

Well, while decluttering I found a gazillion of old Stampin'Up! catalogs, papers, ideas. This one got my attention. 

This picture below shows the card I found on a retired catalog. Don't you love that sketch. 


YESS YES! The catalog from Stampin'Up! is also a gift of sketches. Use it to your advantage! 




So I created the card below for a class. 


But then, I needed a different thank you card. WHY NOT case again. :)


I changed colors for this cute gift!


Great idea right! Go check your catalogs today and get some cool skecthes ides.
Add your pizzaz and you are set to LOTS OF CREATIVITY oozing! 



I used Swirly Bird stamp set!
Leave me your love with your comments below and enter to win this beautiful set of 
4 1/4" x 4 1/4" notecards till TOMORROW AT NOON! and if you have not seen the newest cutest Holiday Catalog, 
check it here. 

Use HOSTESS CODE: 4UHMMVFE



Did you know I did my first 5K EVER! Yes I did! I will tell you more about it.
Set a goal that makes you get out of bed every morning!
LIVE PASSIONATELY!





Creative Blessings,

Jessica Urrutia
Stampin'Up Independent Demonstrator





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