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Stampin up 2016 retired list 

Stampin up is getting ready to launch the catalog for 2016-2017. What does that mean?



It means that there are many products that will be retiring.

Click on this link:  Retired items to take a look at what is going away, the never to be seen again stamp sets and other stamping products.

There are also many items that are 50% off….. Now is the time to take advantage of the special offers.

Here are a few cards we made in our ” bringing birthdays back ”  stamp class,  recently.

All products used to make these cards are available on my website. Or you can click on the individual products below or link above and shop stamps.

Fancy fold.


Tri-fold and gift tag :


Four fun cards using the same stamp set. Endless Birthday Wishes.


Be happy … and have a happy life crafting!


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A nice cuppa

A quick peek into our card class from last week…

The featured stamp set  from Stampin up was “A nice cuppa”. We also used the matching dies to cut out the images using the big shot.


We made a card that says “you are tea-riffic” …..filled a cup with embellished goodies; the result was a giftable treat. If you look close you can see the cute charms that are attached to the cup, card and tag. The tag reads  ” there is always time for tea” the little tea bag tag reads ” and you” .

A sweet gift for the tea drinker in your life.


The individual, items were a double sided teabag holder, 2 paper cylinders filled with lemon drops, and a gift tag. After all, what’s tea without lemons.

Imagine the different ways to decorate and package up a quick gift, using this creative stamp set. No limits!


Thank you Janice, Jeanette, and Debbie for sharing in the fun…

be happy….and have a happylife crafting.

Janette Boas

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 Allergies got you down?

Here is a simple duo sure to make someone feel better. With pollen season here, many of us are fighting off allergies. This little Kleenex  holder and matching card  is the perfect way to say I hope you feel better soon.

This was a fun project to make and share.

I was inspired to make this tissue holder by Dee Slater, another stampinup demonstrator. You can find her tutorial on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/P0cducd4pcw

Below is a list of products I used to create the card and Kleenex  holder. All the products can be found in my online store just click:  Here or click on the individual items below.

Be happy, and have a happy life crafting,

Janette Boas

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When plan A fails

I am so excited about the sneak peek items from Stampin up. I made a few cards today ……it’s always relaxing and enjoyable creating cards. The featured card on today’s blog Is a combination of current product and upcoming release.  I know many people are disappointed that the Blendabilities are no longer available, I too feel disappointed…… But when plan A doesn’t work out, you move on to plan B.

Stampin up has some beautiful water color images being released on June 2nd.  Not only can you water color them, but you can alcohol color them…..I heard a tip at the last Stampin up meeting I attended…..I’m going to share it here: Plan B…….. instead of putting water in the aqua pens, you add 91% alcohol and color as usual. Isn’t that a great idea? I tried it, and I love it!

Here is the setup for alcohol coloring. I used an acrylic stamping block as my paint palette, and selected two water based ink refill, colors that I liked. You only need a drop of each color. The more you dilute the ink with the alcohol the lighter the color will be. I suggest that you layer the colors and let the paper dry in between layers. You’ll want to highlight with more ink where the shadow areas are. You may need to practice on a couple images to get the hang of it. Have fun with it, and as my Son, Joseph always says, “anything you create is art”…..so there is no wrong way. Make it original.  If you are wondering what ink I used to stamp the image, it was momento tuxedo black. It must be a non alcohol ink. The paper I used is whisper white card stock from stampinup. It worked great. The image I used is from the “Best thoughts” stamp set which is the new hostess stamp set, being released on June 2nd. The flower is a  hydrangea and it is stunning. 

In this image the colors are very light….now it’s time to add layers of color, to highlight.  


Here is another layer of color.  


 This is my finished hydrangea…..I added the white dots with a white uni-ball, signo, jell pen …which is also available through stampinup.  

This next image is the completed card.  The rest of the materials to make this card are listed below the image.  


Cardstock colors: hello honey, old olive, and rich razzle berry designer series paper (DSP). The button is from the  brights collection of designer buttons. The bow is linen thread. I used the heart border punch to create the top and bottom borders.

All of the items on this card are from Stampin up….if you would like to purchase any of these items please visit my Stampin up store, by clicking the menu tab at the top of my blog. It will take you straight there. Or click on this link: http://www.janettespapercrafts.stampinup.net

One of the awesome things about Stampin up is that the materials are color coordinated. When people ask me ” where do I start? ” when it comes to buying Stampin up product, I always  tell them to start with the season of colors that are happening now, and pick out a stamp set that works with that season. Slowly but surely, you will build your supplies and be able to to whip up cards for any occasion.

Be happy… And have a happy life crafting.


Sprinkles of life Sneak peek 

After spending the morning with my Thursday knitting group, sharing stories and catching up with what everyone has been doing; I came home and put my creative hat on to play with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set. It is in the new catalog and will be available on June 2nd.

When you purchase this stamp set, Stampin’ up will donate $3.00 to the, Ronald Mc Donald House Charity.

It is a very, fun stamp… Ice cream anyone? 


And thinking out of the box…….a barrel of apples….. How cute is that?
 The possibilities are as vast as your imagination.

Stay tuned for more Sneak peeks.

Be happy …and have a happy life crafting!


A new beginning 

I’ve  decided to start a blog….. Thank you for subscribing or following. 

My name is Janette Boas and I am a Stampin’up demonstrator. I have recently reached supervisor status. Thank you Jackie Martin for helping me reach that goal. Interestingly enough my sister, Jackie is the one who introduced me to Stampin’up about 20 years ago. She hosted a class, which is where I bought my first stamp set, that I still have today. It turned out that I was a sloppy stamper. It seemed as though I would get ink everywhere except where it needed to be. My career with stamping, needless to say ended, until 2 years ago.
I have always scrapbooked and made cards, (amongst a couple and a few other things) but I did it without stamping. Now that I have mastered the art of stamping, more oppurtunities have been opened in the paper arts department. I’ll get into more of that later. I have never been a big collector of anything, until now. I can say with NO guilt, I am a proud collector of stamps. Thank you Stampin up…. thank You Beth for, sharing in this crazy addiction with me and thank you Kathleen for being a supportive upline. I also want to thank the ladies who come to my classes, who also help support my habit.

Stampin ‘ up is a company that makes paper crafting very easy. The papers, inks and embelishments are color coordinated, which helps simplify the planning process. Once you get past the initial inspiration stage you are ready to create without the extra thinking of what, goes with what. They have a wide array of stamps to choose from which makes card making for any occasion simple and fun. You can check out my Stampin’ up store by clicking the tab at the top of my page that says: Shop Now. Be sure to check out the weekly deals link under the shop now tab. 
We are leaving for Kentucky in the morning for the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival. My husband Steve, who I affectionately call “Hunky” has a hobbie as a Woodturner, which we were able to turn into a small business. I’ll be sharing more about that too. Meanwhile I need to get some sleep.

Sweet dreams

Be happy….. And have a happy life crafting!