Bonus Days

Bonus days, Stampin' Up!, BJ PEters, Sale,
Bonus Days! For every $50 you spend* between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. This is a great opportunity for you to get items from your (long) wish list, whether you buy them now or with your coupons in August.  Spread the word. This is the first time Stampin' Up! has offered this type of promotion, and it’s a deal everyone will want in on!

Don't forget to use this month's hostess code - just click on the button at the right! 

Hostess Code, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, SaleIf you are ready to get your Bonus Days going. . . make sure you have your email address (it's needed for this promotion) and your wish list then click here to begin your shopping!

Shop, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters,, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comEach order will get an additional gift from me - you'll enjoy a beautiful inspiring card mailed to you in July AND August!  So, get shopping! 


Gathering For Greatness

Gathering for Greatness, Stampin' Up!,, #stampinup.I am excited to share that I am at a training in Chicago to learn more awesome ideas and techniques to share with you.   Here I am with one of my favorite Stampin' Up! sisters, Kelly.  You've heard me say before that one of the greatest perks of being part of the Stampin' Up! family is the friendships that you will gain - Kelly is a great friend.  And she is also the inspiration behind this gorgeous card!

Thoughtful Branches, Brick Wall, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #thoughtfulbranches, #stampinup, #brickwall, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comThis GORGEOUS card is from the limited time Thoughtful Branches bundle becoming available on August 2.  Seriously, you HAVE to get this bundle.  You are absolutely going to squeal with delight when you see what bonus item I have for you related to this stamp set.   Hint:  the bonus item involves a ton of alternate ideas.   Check out the class info here

Be ready to order on August 2!  Limited Time bundle! 



More Sunshine Wishes

SUnshine Wishes, Petal Burst, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #sunshinewishes, #stampinup, #stampinbj.comThe more I use the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, the more possibilities I see!  Today, I had a Whisper White flower laying on my crafting table - don't remember cutting it out for something that I didn't end up doing, but there it was!  I also had my sponge daubers out as I was working on another project. . . so combining the 2 was a perfect solution. 

SUnshine Wishes, Petal Burst, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #sunshinewishes, #stampinup, #stampinbj.comHere are the simple directions for this card;

  1. Score & fold Thick Whisper White cardbase measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" at 4 1/4".
  2. Emboss 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" Whisper White cardstock with Petal Burst embossing folder.
  3. Adhere to 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  Adhere this layer to the cardbase with dimensionals.
  4. Die cut flower from Sunshine Wishes thinlits in Whisper White.  Use sponge dauber to add Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz ink. Apply glue from fine tip glue pen and adhere to card.  Add Basic Pearl to flower as shown.
  5. Die cut greeting from Melon Mambo cardstock.  Adhere to card. 
  6. Cut 1/4" x 4 3/4" Pear Pizzazz backgrounds designer series paper and adhere to card as shown.



Tis the Season for Thoughtful Branches

Thoughtful Branches, Stampin' up!, Oh What Fun!, Christmas Card, #thoughfulbranches, #ohwhatfun, #christmascard, #stampinup, #bjpters, #stampinbj.comHere's just another Sneak Peak of the Thoughtful Branches bundle that is available to you on August 2.  This bundle is truly a must have for everyone!   It is so versatile!  If you've been watching my blog, you'll see samples that I have already posted here and here. Plus there are plenty more to come!  I love this one as a Holiday card!

Thoughtful Branches, Stampin' up!, Oh What Fun!, Christmas Card, #thoughfulbranches, #ohwhatfun, #christmascard, #stampinup, #bjpters, #stampinbj.comI used the Softly Falling embossing folder to texturize the background.  Then I watercolored with Soft Sky and an aquapainter behind the tree.  I did use the Shimmery White cardstock as the base.  Also, if you look closely at the tree, it is shimmering - or in my terms, glimmerific as it is shining with the Clear Wink of Stella!  It really adds to the gorgeouness of the card.

Seriously, you need to get in line starting August 2 for this limited time bundle!  Remember you can use your $5 off Bonus coupons from this month on this bundle!



Stunning Falling Flowers

Falling Flowers, May Flowers, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #fallingflowers, #mayflowers, #bjpeters,, Irrestistibly Floral designer series paper, #irresistiblyfloraldesignerseriespaperDo you ever challenge yourself to do something out of the normal?  I do.  This card is the result of such a challenge.  The challenge was to use 2 new products from the Stampin' Up! catalog that I hadn't used yet.  On this card I used the Irresistibly Floral Specialty designer series paper and the Falling Flowers bundle (Falling Flowers stamp set and May Flowers framelits).   I love how it turned out with a Black & White look with a pop of color which is always a classy combination. 

 Falling Flowers, May Flowers, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #fallingflowers, #mayflowers, #bjpeters,, Irrestistibly Floral designer series paper, #irresistiblyfloraldesignerseriespaperI used a sponge dauber on the Irresistibly Floral paper with the Basic Gray stamp pad.  The emboss resist technique is perfect for this paper.  (Think about it, you can create any color of background paper you want!).  The Flower is in Bermuda Bay and stamped with Bermuda Bay ink highlighted with a Bright enamel dot.  The flower and leaf is cut out with the May Flowers framelits.  Enjoy!



Fresh Flowers

Fresh Fruit, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, #freshfruit, #stampinup, #bjpeters,, #imbringingbirthdaysbackLast weekend, I attended and presented at a Stampin' Up! event for demonstrators in our area.  A favorite part of events like this is swapping cards.   This card is one of the swaps that I took to the event.  Swapping is a demonstrator perk.  I love getting ideas and seeing what other demonstrators do with some of the same stamp sets that I have!  I'm sure you'd be squealing with all of the inspiration you'd be putting in your bag if you were swapping too! 

For this card I used the Fresh Fruit stamp set and yes there are flowers in that stamp set!  I took the inspiration for this card from the Fruit Stand designer series paper. . .including the color combination;  Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach and Cucumber Crush!

Fresh Fruit, Fruit Stand designer series paper, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #fruitstand, #freshfruit, #stampinup,, #bjptersI added a strip of 5/8" Mini Striped Ribbon in Cucumber Crush secured by the mini stapler.  Just a little more texture!  Oh, and I know you can't see it - but there is some glimmerific glow to the centers of the flower!   You guessed it - Wink of Stella!  Tell me what you think of this color combination.



Loving Sunshine Wishes

Sunshine Wishes, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #sunshinewishes, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comI guess I have been on a simple kick lately as yesterday's card was too!  Today's card was inspired by the pile of scraps on my cutting surface.   I know suck great inspiration.   But just look at the color combination I came up with!  I NEVER would have come up with this color combination without my cutting surface inspiration!  LOL. 

Sunshine Wishes, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #sunshinewishes, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comNight of Navy, Peekaboo Peach and Blushing Bride with Silver Foil and Silver Glimmer paper accents!   Pretty stinkin' cute if you ask me!  I was actually a little wow'd with myself!   So, if you are looking for something simple, look at your cutting area for the scraps left over.   Then pick a simple Thinlit set such as this one from Sunshine Wishes and see what you can create!   I'd love to see your color combinations and creations! 


Hello You!

Fruit Stand, Hello You Thinlits, Festive, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #helloyouthinlits, #fruitstand, #festive, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comIt's Sunday and time to relax.  So today, I am sharing a simple card with a template that could easily be used with any designer series paper of your choice!   Even though this is simple, the card still packs a WOW!

Fruit Stand, Hello You Thinlits, Festive, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #helloyouthinlits, #fruitstand, #festive, #stampinup, #bjpeters,
Here's how you can easily make this card!  All (there's not many) ingredients to make this card are listed below.  Just click on a pic to order!

  • Cardbase Basic Black 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2".
  • Cardbase layer is Watermelon Wonder 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  • Whisper White is 3 3/4" x 5" and is embossed with Festive embossing folder
  • Fruit Stand Designer series paper is 2" x 5" and is layered on Watermelon Wonder 2 1/8" x 5".
  • Hello is in Basic Black and is die cut with the Hello You Thinlits. 

That's it!  Simple but stunning. What designer series paper do you think you will use for this layout?  Make sure to share your ideas!

Floral Phrases, Stampin' Up!, BJ PEters, #floralphrases, #stampinupclass, #classinthemail, #onlineclass, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comGreat News!   If you are one of the first 8 people to purchase the Floral Boutique Class by mail. . . your package of greatness is on it's way!  Yea!