Thursday, September 21, 2017

September Artwork featuring Cats & Bats!

So here are all of my latest
creations featuring the
CATS & BATS
paper collection!

...and I snuck in a few retired
paper scraps on the cards too
(can you spot them?).

First up, the four 12x12 layouts
I created using the
Workshops Your Way kit 
(G1136)...

There's still time to make
these layouts with me
($32 per pre-cut kit
to create 4-12x12
layouts like shown),
on the following dates:
Saturday 9/23 (6pm-9pm)
Friday 9/29 (6pm-9pm)
Monday 10/9 (9am-Noon)

(Non-local customers can request
a pre-cut "kit-to-go!" The cost of
postage is a little extra. Please
contact me for details).





Next, these are the pre-cut cards I'm offering
at our card-making classes this month!
Cards are make as many as you want for
$2 each (bring/use your own adhesive).

The technique we will focus on
learning and improving this time
is watercoloring, so bring your water
brush and paints if you have them
(or just come and use mine if you
need to) on the following dates:
Saturday 9/23 (6pm-9pm)
Friday 9/29 (6pm-9pm)
Monday 10/9 (9am-Noon)






Lastly, here's a fun "interactive" pop-up card
that I also have as one of our card class options
(using this month's National Stamping Month
"From the Heart" stamp set and card kit!)
This card folds flat for mailing in an envelope,
but when you pull the sliding tab, the front
pops up revealing a hidden message underneath:



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
Annual Inspirations 2017
New Product Blog Hop!!

Today, 25 consultant artists are sharing artwork
they've created using NEW products
featured in the Annual Inspirations 2017 catalog
from Close to my Heart!



If you've just arrived here from KATHY's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.
 


One of the first stamp sets featured in the NEW
Annual Inspirations that I knew I just had to have is:
C1685 Inspire

Not only do I LOVE the pretty cursive font,
but each of the four sentiments are just awesome!!

In addition to C1685 Inspire,
I've also used the following list of supplies
to create this standard-size card:

D1741 Beautiful You stamp set
(use item# Z3384 to add 
the coordinating thin cuts)
Z3353 Basics Fundamentals paper packet
X5943 Enchantment cardstock (peacock)
Z3364 Basics Ribbon pack (gold ribbon)
Z3371 Gold Pearls (self-adhesive)
Z899 Black memento ink pad
Z2817 Crystal Blue stamp pad
Z2850 Fern stamp pad
Z2849 Peacock stamp pad
(1st and 2nd generation stamping)

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative artwork
and ideas by visiting SHEILA's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

So Many Big Announcements!!

First, I'd like to say THANK YOU to my fellow consultant friends and the many customers who attended our recent "Triple Treat" Workshop (a multi-consultant event held three times a year!), on Saturday, July 15th at Rosita's Restaurant! Here are just a few of my favorite pictures that we took there. If you want to see even more photos of this event, I've shared them all in my "StampwithJen Creative Friends" Facebook group, so please check that out (and if you're not yet a member of this group and want to join,
please let me know so I can add you!)












Next, I still have quite a few pre-cut card designs
(ready to be stamped and assembled) 
left-over from this event, so if you missed out on being able to make any of these cute "No Worries" cards, I'm offering you another chance to come and create any/all of them with me for just $1.50 each! (while supplies last, first come, first serve, please RSVP)
on any of the following upcoming dates:
Friday 7/28 (6pm-9pm)
Saturday 7/29 (1pm-5pm)
Sunday 7/30 (1pm-5pm)
Monday 7/31 (9am-Noon)
Monday 8/7 (9am-Noon)


...and finally, I have a whole LOT of exciting events and
classes coming up in the next few months, so please
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW and plan to 
JOIN US for all of the creative fun that you can!!



 Pre-order your Prickly Pear workshop kits (shown below)
by 7/31 or 8/11 to use during any of my August 2017
Create Dates (dates and times offered are listed near the
top of the column on the right side of this blog)!



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Last chance to RSVP for the July 15th Workshop!!

As of Friday 7/7, I still have TWO extra kits left!! 
(they can be cut for either a scrapbooker or a cardmaker).
It's not too late to please contact me NOW if you
(or a friend) still wants to plan to join us on 7/15!!

TRIPLE TREAT Creative Day Retreat!
(a multi-consultant Close to my Heart Scrapbooking
and Cardmaking event held three times a year!!!)

 Start gathering your best summer, beach, and vacation photos…
as our projects will be made with the beautiful New Workshops
Your Way™ “NO WORRIES” Scrapbooking Kit! (item #G1127)

Saturday, JULY 15th, 2017
(10am – 4pm)
at Rosita’s Restaurant (in Barstow, California)

$50.00 per guest
 includes all of the materials pre-cut and sorted
for you to create your choice of either:
4 – 12x12 scrapbook layouts (8 pages)!
or 24 – greeting cards (3 each of 8 designs)!

Workshop price also includes a buffet-style lunch and appetizers, plus unlimited ice water and iced tea in a larger banquet room than we used the last time! The bar will also be open and available for those who might want to order and purchase their own drinks! PLUS we’ll continue to do prize-drawings and generous giveaways every hour! The projects are all “beginner friendly” so invite and bring your friends that are new to scrapbooking, stamping, and ctmh!! (& earn more chances to win prizes!)

*Please note: only 3 of the layouts and 3 of the card designs are shown here. The additional artwork will be shared on Facebook (and online at JenRubio.us), as the event gets closer! Scrapbooking guests also have the option to “add-on” 6 cards (2 each of the 3 cards shown below), for just $5 more, payable at the workshop.


6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) - ADD ON for $5 more (payable at the event).

24 cards (for those making cards only!)
Card-makers will create two each of the top 3 cards
and three each of the remainder of the card designs.

Monday, June 5, 2017

June Card-making and Scrapbooking (with Jack)!

The variety of cards we're making this
month are perfect for Dad's and Grads!! 
(or IF you don't have the need to make
Father's Day and/or Graduation cards,
you can make the more versatile version
of the same card design, as shown above!) 

Cards are just $1.50 each.
You get to choose exactly how many
of each design you want to make.
(make a little or make a lot!)

Plan to JOIN US for the creative fun on any or all of 
the following "create dates" that work best for you:
Friday, June 9th (6pm-9pm)
Saturday, June 10th (1pm-5pm)
Sunday, June 11th (1pm-5pm)
Monday, June 12th (9am-Noon)

Scrapbookers who pre-ordered this month's
"Jack" scrapbooking workshop kit are also
welcome to join us on these dates to work on their
layouts as well. I always try to have an extra pre-cut kit 
(or two!) on hand and available for any last-minute 
guests, so contact me now to reserve any kits I might 
have left-over (first come, first serve, & while supplies last!)




Remember to bring your adhesive!
and any other favorite basic tools, like micro-tip scissors.
(or plan to purchase some from me at the class).

Please call or message me now to RSVP!
Facebook messaging and text messages 
are always welcome, 760-220-0683.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
Hello Foxy S1706

If you've just arrived here from
then you are on the correct path.

If you get lost along the way, you can find
a complete list of all of the participating
consultant blogs here on MELINDA's BLOG.


Today I'm sharing two standard-size cards I created featuring this adorable stamp of the month with the Little Dreamer papers (X7219B). Both cards are stamped with a black memento ink pad and then colored with (top) watercolor paints that I slopped on quickly to give it that "messy watercolor look", and (bottom) with our ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (barely beige, clay, light orange, peony purple, and turquoise blue).

Now you can continue on with the blog hop
and be inspired by more creativity using this 
stamp set by visiting WENDY's BLOG next!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May Card-making Classes! (featuring Little Dreamer)

I'm super excited about these colorful cards I have available
for you to create with me at my May Card-making Classes!!

Cards are just $1.50 each.
You get to choose exactly how many
of each design you want to make.
(make a little or make a lot!)

JOIN US for the creative fun on any
of these dates that work best for you:
Friday, May 26th (6pm-9pm)
Saturday, May 27th (1pm-5pm)
Sunday, May 28th (1pm-5pm)

Scrapbookers who pre-ordered this month's
"Little Dreamer" scrapbooking workshop kit are also
welcome to join us on these dates to work on their
projects as well. I try to always have an extra pre-cut kit 
(or two!) on hand and available for any last-minute 
scrapbookers, so contact me now to reserve any kits I might 
have left (first come, first serve, & while supplies last!)

Remember to bring your adhesive!
and any other favorite basic tools, like micro-tip scissors.
(or plan to purchase some from me at the class).

Please call or message me now to RSVP!
Facebook messaging and text messages 
are always welcome, 760-220-0683.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Join my Monthly Memories Club!!

Did you know that I host frequent creative dates for my friends at my home every month? I've been calling these dates/time slots that I reserve on my calendar for you, my "CREATE DATES" for a while now. Some of my friends attend these dates to learn new crafty techniques as we make beautiful hand-stamped greeting cards together, while others come so I can motivate them and help them to get more of their photos and family stories scrapbooked and saved!!

Those who share my passion for scrapbooking are invited to join my new and improved "Monthly Memories Club!"

First, let me show you the cute pages 
my club members are creating with me this month:
(using the "Litte Dreamer" workshop kit)






Can you imagine your own precious photos and memories
(instead of mine) featured on the pages above?!!
If so, then maybe it's time for you to plan on joining us!

It's easy! Simply let me know you want to try it out!
Members are not "required" to purchase and/or attend every single month, but I do offer some great bonus perks to encourage you to truly commit yourself to join us consistently to get more of your scrapbooking done with me!

First, each monthly kit purchase is just $30
to create 3 - 12x12 layouts (6 pages).
(that price already includes tax and s/h that I've 
discounted a little for club members only, and
I do all of the paper-cutting to save you time too!)

Then, when you complete any of the kit layouts fully 
(with your own photos and a little journaling),
I will reward you with what we call "Done Dollars!"
You earn a $1.00 credit with me
for each layout that is done!
(which is an additional savings of up to $3 more off of the original kit price, a kit price that is already a great deal)! You can spend your "Done Dollars" with me any way that you want to (save up to $3 off of the next monthly kit or use it to purchase an adhesive refill or any product(s) you choose).

Finally, once you've purchased any six kits from me, I get to reward you with your seventh monthly kit FREE! (another $30 saved!!) Unlike some online scrapbooking "clubs," you aren't required to purchase a kit each and every month to qualify for this offer, just purchase as often as you can, especially whenever you like/love the featured monthly kit(s), and each seventh kit is still free! *This offer is available exclusively & only from me!

While local club members have the extra opportunity to join me in my home each month for my help completing pages, as well as, partake of the wealth of ideas, tips/tricks, instruction, and motivation I can offer in person, I do still welcome and encourage long-distance/mail order club members to join us!! I need to charge $5 more per kit/monthly order to help me cover the additional cost of the postage to you, but I do offer you all of the other same perks listed above (done dollars and the 7th kit free!) when you order your kit(s) "to go!" I even do the pre-cutting still if you prefer! Please contact me now by email or through Facebook Messenger to begin ordering long-distance! (paypal and credit/debit cards cards accepted).

Last of all, let me try to entice my local peeps even further (lol!) with an image that shows you what my scrapbooking space looks like. I'd be thrilled to save a seat like this one for you next time! The month's not over yet, so there's still time to reserve your "Little Dreamer" scrapbooking kit, like the one shown above, if you contact me to RSVP this week!! (my next "Create Dates" are always listed here on my blog; scroll up/down and see the column on the right-hand side of this page for a listing all of my upcoming events!)