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Succulent Garden Spring Frame

Succulent Garden, Oh So Succulent, Dragonfly Dreams, Jar of Love, Sunshine Wishes, Sheltering Tree, #succulentgarden, #ohsosucculent, #jaroflove, #dragonflydreams, #shelteringtree, #beautifulyou, #botanicalbuilderframelits, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #3d, #springframe, #frame, #stampinupframe, #stampinupdemo

GORGEOUS!   Yes!  Here is what I have been promising to my awesome customers who love the frame classes!   Here is your insert for spring!   Super happy with how it turned out!  I used some of my favorite stamp sets and framelits of all time!  I can't wait to start shipping this beauty!  

Succulent Garden Frame

Here's one of my favorite collages in the frame.  Sunshine Wishes and the Botanical Builder framelits create this collage on top of the Succulent Garden designer series paper.  

I often get asked how I decide on the colors for the frames.  It's easy - I pick a designer series paper and use the colors in that to guide me.  When you use that color scheme - you can't go wrong!  

You can make this frame at my next product based class time - April 26 or 27.  Check out the details on my Events & Tutorials page.


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Basket Bunch Easter Frame

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder, Easter Frame, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframe, #easterdecor, #easterframe, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #Easter3d, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo

 Here's another customer favorite, a seasonal decor for the 9" x 9" (or 10" x 10" with a mat) frame.  I found that the Basket Bunch stamp set bundled with the Basket Builder framelits was a perfect bundle to use for this beauty.  It will sure be a fun Easter Decor!   

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder, Easter Frame, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframe, #easterdecor, #easterframe, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #Easter3d, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo

The large square mat is 4 3/4" x 4 3/4".  The outside of the smaller squares (white) is 2 1/4".  The inner squares are 2" square.  I simply use the same frame over and over and just add new seasonal insides - depending on the season.  

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder, Easter Frame, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframe, #easterdecor, #easterframe, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #Easter3d, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemo

I love the cute little bunnies!   This stamp set has 29 images in it and most of them are all cut out with the 22 piece Basket Builder framelits.    And frankly those cute little bunnies would be great for a baby card too!  

MAKE THIS FRAME!   - class details on my Events & Tutorials page.  


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The Sky's the Limit!

Up & Away thinlits, Lift Me Up, Carried Away, #stampinup, #liftmeup, #carriedaway, #up&away, #overtherainbow, #frame, #3d, #bjpeters,, #homedecor

Do you ever have so much fun making a project that you want to make another?  Well that happened to me after I made the Valentine's frame for my team meeting.  (if you missed it, you can check it out here).  I had the Carried Away designer series paper on my crafting table and decided to make a frame with it.   As I was making it, I was thinking of my youngest daughter who just wrote on amazing article for her job. . . don't know where she got her writing talent but the "sky's the limit" for her!

  Up & Away thinlits, Lift Me Up, Carried Away, #stampinup, #liftmeup, #carriedaway, #up&away, #overtherainbow, #frame, #3d, #bjpeters,, #homedecorOne of the features I love most about the Lift me Up stamp set bundled with the Up & Away thinlits is how you can change the colors behind the hot air balloon with the thinlits.  So cute.

Yes, the saying is a perfect fit and it comes from the "Over the Rainbow" stamp set.  What a great message for everyone. . . the sky is the limit when you go after your dreams!


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Love is in the Air!

Sealed with Love, Lift Me Up, UP & Away, Love Notes, Sending Love, #liftmeup, #up&awayThinlits, #sendinglove, #lovenotesthinlits, #sealedwithlove, #frame, #valentines, #homedecore, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, If you were on my team, you would have had the opportunity to make this frame yesterday at my team meeting.  I will say that the Sending Love product suite AND the Lift Me Up stamp set bundled with the Up & Away thinlits are a match made in heaven!  (That's sort of punny).  The end result is a unique and fun Valentine decoration for my home this year!  Wish you could see it in person!

  Sealed with Love, Lift Me Up, UP & Away, Love Notes, Sending Love, #liftmeup, #up&awayThinlits, #sendinglove, #lovenotesthinlits, #sealedwithlove, #frame, #valentines, #homedecore, #stampinup,, #bjpeters,The Frame is a 9" x 9" frame from IKEA.  The Whisper White squares are 2 1/4" x 2 1/4".  The papers inside the squares are 2" x 2". 

Sealed with Love, Lift Me Up, UP & Away, Love Notes, Sending Love, #liftmeup, #up&awayThinlits, #sendinglove, #lovenotesthinlits, #sealedwithlove, #frame, #valentines, #homedecore, #stampinup,, #bjpeters,The Real Red square is 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" layered on a Whisper White piece that is 4 3/4" x 4 3/4".  Simply play around with the papers and colors until you are happy with the result!   You'll be glad you did!

Now, don't you wish you were on my team?  If you are looking to get a discount on Stampin' Up! products or consider a business with Stampin' Up!, now is a great time to join!   During Sale-a-Bration, you get 2 FREE stamp sets of your choice in your kit.  That's up to $104!  All of this on top of the $125 worth of merchandise that you choose in your kit for only $99.    What are you waiting for?  Get a discount on all of your Stampin' Up! purchases along with the hostess and customer benefits of Stampin' Up!   Check out more info here. Contact me with any questions. 

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Occasions & Sale-a-Bration 2017 Debut!

It's HERE!  The Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs are LIVE!   Yippee!!!!  If you have been a customer in the past year, you would have received both catalogs in the mail in December.  If you want to get copies mailed to you in the future - just order from me and I will gladly gift you catalogs delivered to the comfort of your home!  Of course, you can download them as well.



The Occasions catalog is LIVE!!! And if you don't already, you're going to LOVE it!  I can't wait to show you some VERY exciting samples! 

So in Love, So Detailed Thinlits, Succulent Framelits, #soinlove, #sodetailedthinlits, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #handstampedcard, #papercrafts, #rubberstamping


First we have the "So in Love" stamp set and the "So Detailed Thinlits".  I paired this one with flowers from the Succulent Garden product suite.  Love the flower! 

  Happy Celebrations, Celebrations Duo embossing folders, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #happycelebration, #papercrafts, #birthdaycard, #handstamped, #rubberstampingBirthday cards are the most frequently sent & needed card.  "Happy Celebrations" will help you be prepared for all of those birthday and frankly other celebration needs.  I LOVE the brightness of this card.  Check out this stamp set on page 40.

Sunshine wishes, Falling Petals, #sunshinewishes, #fallingpetalsembossingfolder, #lacedoilies, #stampinup,, #bjpeters,The Falling Petals textured embossing folder and the lace doilies are several of my favorite new accessories.  Oh, and the Very Vanilla Satin ribbon is pretty cool too!  The "love" comes from the Sunshine wishes thinlits.  Great Valentine, Anniversary or Wedding card.

Large Letters, Falling in Love paper, #largeletters, #fallinginlovepaper, #valentine, #banner, #lacedoilies, #stampinup, #homedecor, #stampinup, #stampinbj.comThis might be one of my most favorite projects!  I used the Falling in Love designer series paper - you HAVE to see this paper in person!  I'm just sayin'.  The letters come from the Large Letters framelits.  Check out the falling in love embellishments hanging in between the banners.  Note, I just had to use the Lace Doilies again too!  Yummy!

Beautiful You, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #beautifulyou, #frame, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #papercraftingHere is a stunning sample of The Beautiful You stamp set.  It rivals the Seaside Sketches stamp set from a few years ago.  Love the look. Here I have used our awesome new colored pencils - they are phenomenal!  Soft, not too waxy.  Easily blended AND in Stampin' Up! colors!   You are going to LOVE these! 

Lift me up, Love Notes Framelits, Sending Love paper, Up & Away Thinlits, #liftmeup, #up&awaythinlits, #sendinglove, #lovenotesframelits, #sunshinewishes, #stampinup, #bjpeters,, #scrapbook, Check out this scrapbook page celebrating our wedding anniversary.  I have combined the Lift Me Up stamp set and the Up & Away thinlits.  Plus the sending love designer series paper stack and the Love notes framelits. 

Check out the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs - you'll LOVE them!   Check out my events page for samples and my upcoming events calendar. 

If you have fallen love with some of these papers and ribbons, get a sampling of all of them!   Details here.



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Creative Inking Blog Hop - Homemade Holidays

Stampin' up!, BLog Hop, BJ Peters Santa's Sleigh, Snow Place, Snow Friends, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, #snowfriends, #snowplace, #santa'ssleigh,
Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop for November.  This month's theme is Homemade Holidays.  When I saw this theme, I immediately thought about gifts.  I love to make homemade gifts for they are one of a kind and cherished by those that receive them.  One of my favorite things to make is a frame as I find it easy to create a scene.   This one was inspired by a painting I saw at a craft fair yesterday.

Santa's Sleigh, Snow Place, Snow Friends, Christmas, #santa'ssleigh, #snowfriends, #snowplace, #christmasdecor, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comI used the Santa's Sleigh bundle as a start.   I layered Garden Green, Always Artichoke & a Warmth & Cheer dsp pine tree on my Soft Sky background embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I added the reindeer.  As an afterthought, I wish I would have put a bow or the wreath from the bundle around his neck.  The reindeer is prancing on Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.

Santa's Sleigh, Snow Place, Snow Friends, Christmas, #santa'ssleigh, #snowfriends, #snowplace, #christmasdecor, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comThen I used the Snow Place stamp set with the coordinating Snow Friends framelits to add the cute little snowmen.  I added a greeting from the Tin of Tags stamp set to finish it off.   Do you wish you were getting this frame?  Why not make one of your own! 

Online Extravaganza, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #stampinupsale, #bjpeters,, #onlinestampingsaleTomorrow is a BIG day - the start of the Online Extravaganza from Stampin' Up!   ONE DAY Only deals on Monday, November 21 and November 28.  Check out the deals here and be sure and watch my blog for inspiration and updates! 


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Now hop on over to Amber's blog and check out her handmade inpsiration.

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Or back to Susan's blog here.  Stampin' up!, BLog Hop, BJ Peters


Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Happy Holidays

Blog Hop, Stampin' up!, BJ PetersWelcome to this month's Stampers Dozen Blog Hop with a Happy Holidays theme.   For my inspiration, I didn't want to overlook Thanksgiving so, I am sharing my annual table decor for my Thanksgiving table this year.

Vintage Leaves, Table Decor, Stampin' Up!, Petals & Paisleys, #petals&paisleys, #vintageleaves, #tabledecor, #tablesetting, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #bloghop, I love this simple place setting.  It's simple enough to make a bunch, although my Thanksgiving dinner guests are typically small in number.  Let me share a few hints as to how simple this project is;

  • Using the Tag a Bag gift bags, emboss with Woodlands embossing folder. 
  • Cut a 2" x 12" strip of Petals & Paisleys designer series paper and adhere around bag as shown being careful to not have it too tight that the napkin and silverware won't fit inside.  Add a 3/4" strip of a contrasting paper that has a pennant end as shown.
  • Stamp 3 leaves using the Vintage Leaves stamp set and die cut with the leaflets framelits.  My leaves are in Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon.  I adhered the leaves with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Vintage Leaves, Table Decor, Stampin' Up!, Petals & Paisleys, #petals&paisleys, #vintageleaves, #tabledecor, #tablesetting, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #bloghop,
  • I added a button with linen thread tied through it.
  • The greeting is from the Acorny Thank You stamp set and is punched out with the Classic Label punch. 
  • The best finishing touch is the coordinating dessert peppermint chocolate you will add!

Thanks for stopping by!   Now be sure and continue on the blog hop! 


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Christmas Pines Banner

Christmas Pines 5In my stamp room, I have a window from my Grandma's house hanging on the wall.  I thought it needed a Christmas decoration, so here is my new Christmas banner.  I LOVE IT!!!!   I was finishing it up while my card buffet ladies were here and well, they thought for sure we needed a class on this beauty - and yep, we'll be doing that!

Christmas Pines, Large Letters, Stitched Shapes, Christmas, #stitchedshapes, #christmaspines, #christmasbanner, #banner, #largeletters, #stampinup,, #christmas, #christmasgift,, #bjpetersI know you'll want to make one of these banners so let me give you some hints;

  • The pine branches in between each banner are actually adhered to a strip of Early Espresso cardstock that has been stapled over the rope trim. 
  • The banner base is the Kraft 12 x 12 cardstock.  It has been die cut with with the largest Banner Framelit and then texturized with the Holly embossing folder and sponged with Crumb Cake ink.
  • The Large Letters have been stamped with the Letters For You stamp set and die cut with the large letters framelits.  The letters are on dimensionals on Stitched Shape Ovals.
  • The Stitched Shape Ovals are part of the Stitched Shapes framelits. I used the Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker to highlight the stitched shapes. 
  • I added Holly and Berries to each banner from the Holly Berry Happiness bundle. 
  • The Kraft Rope Trim is a perfect finishing touch.

Let me know what you think about this banner!


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Candy Cane Lane Christmas Frame

Candy Cane Christmas, Frame, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #staminup, #candycanechristmas, #frame, #christmasgift,, I am totally loving the Candy Cane Lane designer series paper!   If you follow my blog, you've seen a ton of projects and classes in the mail with this designer series paper.  Add the fact that it is on  sale this month - and you have a hot (must) buy!  

Check out the details on the designer series paper sale the month of October here.

Candy Cane Christmas, Frame, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #staminup, #candycanechristmas, #frame, #christmasgift,,
Truly the Candy Cane Lane designer series paper really makes this frame pretty easy.  I added one of my favorite stamp sets in Jolly Friends.   When you get that stamp set, make sure you get the bundle with the Jolly Hat Builder punch and save even more money!   (if you do a search on my website, you'll see a number of ideas with the Jolly Friends bundle).

I have some customers who LOVE to do these frames.  You can enjoy making this on my Open Crafting Day in the comfort of my crafting room on October 15. Email me for details!

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Fall Frame

Fall Frame, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Jar of Haunts, Spooky Fun, Vintage Leaves, #fallframe, #falldecor, #bjpeters,, #cookiecutterhalloweenI love making decor frames - and this is the easy way!   Let me tell you why;  You see each square is made on a 2" square piece of cardstock.  That is layered on a 2 1/4" piece of cardstock.  So, as you are working with different stamp sets, create a 2" square and lay them off to the side.  When you get a collection of them, put them together and you easily have a piece of framed art that literally took you moments to put together since you did a little bit at a time!

  Fall Frame, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Jar of Haunts, Spooky Fun, Vintage Leaves, #fallframe, #falldecor, #bjpeters,, #cookiecutterhalloweenHere you can see several of the squares.  Work with what you have.  The tree is the Sprinkles of Life which is the Ronald McDonald set from the last catalog but was carried over to this catalog because of its popularity. 

Fall Frame, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Jar of Haunts, Spooky Fun, Vintage Leaves, #fallframe, #falldecor, #bjpeters,, #cookiecutterhalloweenI embossed the leaves in the new copper embossing powder.  Love the scarecrow.  The finishing touch is the Burlap ribbon.  Oh, and if you are wondering about the background, it is the Moroccan designer series paper!  (who would have guessed that?)

Now, what are you waiting for?  Get your own inchie frame started!


Creative Inking Blog Hop - Peeking into the Holidays

Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersOh my!  If you have your Stampin' Up! Holiday 2016 catalog, you know what I'm talking about!   I used inspiration from that catalog to inspire you in this Peeking into the Holidays blog hop!

Santa's Sleigh, Frame, Stampin' Up!, Sneak Peak Holiday 2016, #santa'ssleigh, #sneakpeak, #holidayframe, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comWhen I first looked at the amazing Holiday catalog, my eye caught the frame made with the Santa's Sleigh bundle.  I LOVED it and knew it would be an amazing creative piece on my mantle during the holidays!  Imagine this beauty on display in your home. . . it is sure to get the oohhs and ahhhs from your family and friends!  (The holiday catalog is full of inspiration for your copying!)  

Santa's Sleigh, Stampin' Up!, BJ PEters, #santa'ssleigh, #christmascard, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comThe Santa's Sleigh bundle isn't just for frames though, check out this gorgeous card using the same color scheme.  Imagine this frame and card given as a gift to your BFF this holiday season!  They are both works of art! 

Holiday Catalog, Stampin' Up!, #holidaycatalog, #stampinup,
Here's what the amazing Holiday Catalog looks like!  It starts for customers on September 1.  #membershiphasitspriviledges  I mail the Holiday Catalog to my customers who have purchased from me in the last year.  If you haven't ordered but would like to become one of my customers, contact me and I will get a Holiday catalog on it's way to you! 

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my projects.  Now, head on the blog hop to peek into more holiday inspiration! 

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Halloween Decor (Sneak Peak)

Spooky Fun, Halloween NIght, Halloween Scares, Halloween Scenes, #HalloweenScenes, #spookyfun, #halloweenscares, #halloweennight, #bjpeters,

Here's a Spooky Fun Halloween Scare decor made fresh with a ton of sneak peak products from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday catalog 2016!  Oh my, did I have fun making this cute thing!   As my local customers know, I was at the fair today with my booth and I brought a few things along to work on.  Mind you, creating a frame like this on limited supplies is easier - cuz you have to work with what you have and not worry about the rest! 

Spooky Fun, Halloween NIght, Halloween Scares, Halloween Scenes, #HalloweenScenes, #spookyfun, #halloweenscares, #halloweennight, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comI can't wait for you to get your Holiday catalogs!   You are going to fall in LOVE with so many things!   Save this post for when you get your catalog - then you can come back and make it!   Here's a list of the products I used;

  • Paper;  Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer paper, Chocolate Chip, Basic Bray, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Kraft
  • Stamps;  Halloween Scares, Spooky Fun
  • Big Shot:  Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Layering Circles Framelits
  • Accessories;  Wink of Stella Clear, Dimensionals

Let me know what you think of this frame!  I'd love to hear. 


Fall Vintage Leaves

Vintage Leaves, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Layered Letters, #vintageleaves, #layeredletters, #stampinup, #banner, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comLast weekend when I visited Jim at my Dad's house, I did a little shopping in Perham, MN.  There is a great quilt shop there.   While I don't really quilt much, I do love me a good quilt shop.  It's full of ideas!   I have new color combos, new ideas and frankly, I can't wait to get some good crafting time to make them come to life.

One of the things I bought was this cute little stand.  Sure it's made for a quilt but, I think it looks pretty darn cute with this paper banner! 

Vintage Leaves, Layering Letters, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #vintageleaves, #falldecor, #layeringletters, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comI used the Vintage Leaves stamp set and the Leaflets Framelits dies for the leaves in Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.  The banner background is Pear Pizzazz.  I used the Layering Letters stamp set in Early Espresso.  Oh and check out the bronze metallic thread accents behind several of the leaves! 

Pretty darn cute if you ask me!  What do you think? 


Floral Phrases +Letters for You

Floral Phrases, Letters For You, Large Letters framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #floralphrases, #lettersforyou, #largelettersframelits, #frame, #bjpeters, #stampinup,, Floral Boutique, #floralboutiqueMonograms are really a hot trend right now.  Stampin' Up! has a bundle that gives you the ability to get in on the Monogram trend.  It's called Letters For You and it's bundled with the large letters framelits.  This is an expensive bundle - and one that is best purchased as a half price item when you host a workshop. 

This frame was inspired by one on the Floral Boutique product suite page right in the Stampin' Up! catalog.  Besides the Letters for you and the coordinating large letters framelits, I used the Floral Phrases stamp set and the Floral Boutique designer series paper.  I added the pop of color in Delightful Dijon.

The frame is one that I had in my stash. . . you know one of those things that you pick up and know that you will use - someday! 

Stay tuned for a Super exciting post tomorrow with the Floral Boutique product suite. . . I'm presenting at a Stampin' Up! event this coming weekend and this is my topic so, I had to get "prepped" with samples.  By the way, did you see what I posted yesterday? Make sure to check back!



Celebrating Us

Floral Boutique, large numbers framelits, large letters framelits, Number of Years, Letters for you, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!, #floralboutique, #largenumbersframelits, #largelettersframelits, #Numberof Years, #Lettersforyou, #bjpeters, #stampinup,, #nameframe, #monogramAs you know, I am in LOVE with the Floral Boutique product suite. . . and then this week, I was asked to present to a group of demonstrators on this product suite!  Yep, a match made in heaven!   So, now I get to do a little more playing with it!  I think I will love every minute of that!  

I love the sample in the catalog with the frame and the monogram letter.  Monogram lettering is such a hot trend right now. . . but, I wanted to do something a tish different, so I played around and came up with this frame idea. 

Floral Boutique, large numbers framelits, large letters framelits, Number of Years, Letters for you, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!, #floralboutique, #largenumbersframelits, #largelettersframelits, #Numberof Years, #Lettersforyou, #bjpeters, #stampinup,, #nameframe, #monogramI used the Letters for You bundle from page 137 in the catalog (get this bundle as your half price item when you host a show!) and the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating Large Numbers Framelits.  This frame really showcases the Floral Boutique Designer Series paper and of course I used a bit of the Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape.  Key tip:  Use Thick Whisper White cardstock to stamp the letters and numbers on.  You need that weight of paper for stability.  The letters and numbers are popped up on dimensionals - I cut the edges of my dimensional sheet into small pieces. 

I could see making a frame like this as a unique and treasured wedding gift - it would be absolutely amazing! 



Lovin' the Detailed Floral Thinlits!

Detailed floral thinlits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #detailedfloralthinlits, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comWhat does one do when they can't sleep - clean closets of course!   Well, in one of my closets, I found this little jar lantern.  I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it.   I LOVE the detail in the detailed floral thinlits!   I really can't say that enough!  I love the detail!   I know you will too! 

So, I measured the circumference around the jar, added a layer of Stampin' Up!'s awesome vellum cardstock.  Then, I die cut the detailed floral thinlits. 

Detailed Floral Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #detailedfloralthinlits, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comI ended up doing 2 and 1/3 of the smaller of the thinlits.  I also had to use the edge piece to cut the top edge.   It's sooooo simple but super cute!  So, you may be wondering about the adhesive I used.  For the vellum, I used Fast Fuse.  For the Detailed Floral Thinlits, I laid them on an adhesive sheet.  Unfortunately, we don't sell them anymore - but it worked perfectly for this project! 

I added a battery operated candle in the middle - simple!   I need to scrounge my closets for more of these jar/lanterns because I think several of them around the room will be super duper fantastic! 


Fresh Fruit on the Mantel

Fresh Fruit, Frame, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Stampinbj, #freshfruit, #bjpeters,, #stampinup, layering love, #layeringlove
My mantel got an update this weekend with a little Fresh Fruit!  Not real - just these cute stamped images that I placed on a wood box type frame.  Perfect decor for the summer season!  And it won't spoil or get eaten!

Fresh Fruit, Layering Love, Sweet & Sassy, #bjpeters,, #freshfruit, #layeringlove The strawberries are stamped with Real Red and Emerald Envy using the Fresh Fruit stamp set.  The green apples on the right are from the Fruit Stand designer series paper.  I added the greeting from Layering Love embossed in the new bronze embossing powder and then cut out with the Sweet & Sassy heart framelits. 

Fresh Fruit, Fruit Stand, Layering Love, Frame,, #bjpeters, #freshfruit, #fruitstand, #layeringloveThese 2 panels are both stamped from the Fresh Fruit stamp set.  The peaches use Peekaboo Peach with a little Flirty Flamingo sponge daubered onto the inked stamp.  The leaves are in Emerald Envy. 

The Pears are stamped in So Saffron with Pear Pizzazz sponge daubered onto the edges.  The ribbons and button give a great finishing touch. 

Would you like to have this on your summer mantel? 


A Plethora of Inspiration

Flowering Fields, Frame, Stampin' up!, BJ PetersLove the Flowering Fields stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog - time is winding down for you to get it for free!  Don't delay, get your orders in now!  I loved watercoloring this frame - and there's a few touches of my BFF - Wink of Stella too - just the right glimmerific touch. 

Bloomin' Heart, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Stylish Stripes, Curvy Corner Trio Punch, Wow!  Check it out!  Zoom in on the Fun Flower punch. . . . did you figure it out?  I punched a Bloomin' Heart thinlit and adhered it to the Calypso Coral cardstock and then punched it out!  I wish you could feel the texture - it's amazing!  I love the contrast of the Gold Foil and the Gold Glimmer paper together.  Yummy!

Botanical Blooms, For the new two, Everyday Chic, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersIf you are a contrast fan, this card is for you!  The Everyday Chic designer series paper pack needs to be in your craft room because the Black & White designs affords you an easy ability to provide contrast.  Here I've added the customer favorite Botanical Builder Framelits in Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz.  Super yummy!

Love Blossoms, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersSpeaking of awesome designer series paper - Stampin' Up! is the leader in providing awesome paper choices that make crafting easy!  This card showcases the Love Blossom Designer Series Paper stack.  These paper stacks are the best value in the catalog!  48 sheets 4 each of 12 double sided designs for only $8.00!  My customers tell me they love the subtle heart designs on one side of the paper and beautiful all occasion patterns on the other. 

Botanical Builder framelits, Botanical Gardens designer series paper, memory keeping, scrapbook, Stampin' up!, BJ PetersOh, the beauty!  Of course hubby Jim is wonderful - and cute, but the beauty I am speaking of is reflected in the scenery of the Botanical Garden we recently visited.  As soon as I started taking pictures, I knew the Botanical Garden product suite was the absolute perfect match for these pictures!  Stampin' Up! nailed this product suite!  My customers hopped on the Botanical Blooms bandwagon and made this Botanical Blooms class one of my biggest sellers! 

Botanical Builder, Botanical Blooms, Botanical Garden, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersI'm so in love with the 3 dimensional Botanical Builder framelits that I wanted to make a Berry Basket of flowers.  Well, as you can see, the Berry Basket actually turned into a wheelbarrel!  LOL!  Some days are like that in the craft room! 

Botanical Blooms, Botanical Garden, Berry Basket, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersThe Berry Basket does make a cute wheel barrel don't you think?  But, with the addition of the Botanical Builder framelits. . . . . .

Botanical Blooms, Botanical Builder, Stampin' up!, BJ PetersIt's out of this world gorgeous!   And just to think the framelits really do all of the work! 

I hope that you enjoyed this plethora of inspiration that I saved up for you!   I would love to hear what your favorite project is. . . .leave me a note, will you? 


Easter Inspiration Day 5 Bunny Fry Boxes

Fry Box, Easter, Bunny punch art, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersThe bunnies are just a hoppin' off my craft table.  I know I originally promised 5 days of Easter inspiration but, I have to tell you the Easter inspiration is multiplying just like bunny rabbits do!  There's (at least) 2 more days of fun!  Be sure and stay tuned! 

These bunnies are made from the Fry Box die.  What I love about this box is it is super duper simple.  You literally die cut and then fold and adhere 2 sides!  And to make this even better is the boxes use punches that you most likely already have - and if you don't, you need them anyway because these are some of the most commonly used punches!  Check out the full post and be sure and download the FREE TUTORIAL. 

Easter Fry Box. Bunny punch art, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersHere's fry box #1.  It is made from Pumpkin Pie designer series paper from the Brights backgrounds paper pack.  Punches I used are;

  • extra large oval
  • large oval
  • 1" circle
  • 1/2" circle
  • 3/4" circle
  • Itty Bitty accents punch pack

Bunny Fry Box, Bunny Punch art, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Botanical Builders framelitsHere is Fry Box #2 - or the bunny butt diving into the candy!  I used Soft Suede cardstock stamped with the Hardwood background stamp.  I love the flower & leaf accents from the Botanical Builder framelits.  Punches I used are;

  • 1 3/4" circle
  • large oval
  • Owl builder punch
  • 1/2" circle
  • 7/8" scallop circle

Thanks for stopping by!   Please let me know what you think of my Easter inspiration!   I'll even give you a free tutorial in advance for leaving me a comment!   Here is the Download Bunny Fry Boxes tutorial for you!


Easter Inspiration Day 4 Easter Frame

Easter frame, sTAMPIN' uP!, BJ Peters, Easter lamb, Botanical Blooms, Flowering Fields, Honeycomb Happiness, Friends & Flowers, Pedal PusherWelcome to Day 4 of Inspiration and my Easter Frame!   And it's so cute!   You are actually going to be surprised at how easy it is to make!  You could easily have this as a decor in your home for your friends and family to marvel over.  Let's take a closer look. . . .

Easter frame, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersStart with 2" squares of Whisper White or designer series paper.  I used the Birthday Bouquet designer series paper for this project. . . and the colors were perfect for an Easter frame.  I visited many of my favorite stamp sets from the Occasions catalog and voila!  This is what came out! 

Whenever I do frames, I get the question - how do you get them centered?  Well after matting the 2" squares with 2 1/4" mats, I placed them on a 7 1/8" square piece of Whisper White - if you look closely, you can see that.  The frame is a 10" frame that I found at my local craft store - in the discount bin! 

I hope you give a frame a try - they are fun to see come together.  Copy mine - or add a few squares of your own inspiration.  Be sure and share your creations with us!  

Now, Day 5 of inspiration is tomorrow - and while I promised 5 days, I do have a bit more in store for you! 


Price: $5.25


Paper Pumpkin Decor

Paper Pumpkin, January, Cute Conversations, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersCheck out what I made with the January 2016 Paper Pumpkin! - Cute Conversations!   There were a crazy amount of  hearts - 30!   And they were big! 4 1/2" x 4 1/2".  While I loved the cute treat holders that were the intention for some of the 30 hearts, I wanted to make a couple of Valentine decorations. 

I used the Sweetheart punch to get the hearts in this frame.  Oh, and did I happen to mention that the hearts are double sided papers?  One side is striped and the other side is plain - making a perfect little mix for this frame. 

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersThe background paper is from the Birthday Bouquet designer series paper from the Occasions catalog.  The Mint Baker's Twine came in the Paper Pumpkin kit - as did the pink sequins. 

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Creative Inking Blog Hop - Love All Around

Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters,

Welcome to this month's Creative Inking Blog Hop!  The theme this month is "Love All Around".  My love this month is centered around the amazing Occasions catalog!  Wowza - it is a amazing from beginning to the end!

First Sight, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Blushing Bride, Occasions, Blog Hop

I went with a little out of the ordinary stamp set called "First Sight".  I love the flourish and well, just a little different look for me.  I think this card is simple but, soft and subtle at the same time.  

First Sight, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, BLog Hop, Occasions, Blushing Bride Glimmer

The Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper hearts on top of the Tip Top Taupe and Very Vanilla cardstocks really stand out but don't overwhelm things.  The Venetian Crochet trim adds a dash of sophistication.  Speaking of Blushing Bride Glimmer paper. . .

Bloomin Heart thinlit, frame, Valentine, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Blog HopHere's a quick and easy way to show your love. . . a simple frame with a Blushing Bride Glimmer paper heart cut from the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits.  I added a quick sentiment from the Bloomin' Love stamp set and the background paper comes from the Love Blossoms DSP stack. 

Now check out the "Love All Around" on the remainder of the blog hop!

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Bloomin' Love Banner

Bloomin' Love, Valentine Banner, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Bloomin Heart Thinlits

The Bloomin' Love Banner is looking mighty fine on our mantle.  Getting in the "love spirit".   Making banners for  the fireplace is an easy decor piece for anyone to make.  Do you want to know the easiest way to get started?  I'll share my secret.

Love Blossoms, Banners Framelits, STAMpin' Up!, BJ PetersThe secret is to start with a pack of Designer Series Paper and build on patterns from it.  Then I used the Banners framelits and this became an easy peasy project.  I added a few pieces from the Love Blossoms embellishment kit like the ribbon.  Embellishment kits like the Love Blossom one are a great way to get a variety of embellishments that coordinate.
Love Blossoms, BJ Peters, Stampin Up!, Valentine, banner
In this one, I used some smaller pieces.  I love how all of the papers coordinate. 

Love Blossoms, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Bloomin' Heart, Bloomin' LoveOn the center one, I used the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit on the Blushing Bride glimmer paper.  The flowers are from the Bloomin' Love stamp set.  Don't forget about the Love Blossoms Class - by mail or in person - I have 3 left!

Now, I challenge you to create a banner - show me your results! 



Perfect Number of Years Picture

Number of Years, Frame, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, OccasionsWow!  I love how this turned out!  I wanted to create a frame project to showcase the Number of Years stamp set for my open house this weekend.  I think I have a winner!   It sure reminds me of spring with the colors - and we hit below zero temps for the first time this winter in Minnesota today - so I guess my timing is off!  LOL  

Number of Years, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters
  I love how the flowers just pop off the paper!  I accented the flowers with the Wink of Stella clear pen - love that bit of shimmer.  I added enamel dots and some small pearls.  With this beautiful saying, I think this could easily be a gift to a special friend.  Once again the Curvy Corner Trio punch adds a perfect accent to the corners. 

Number of Years, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersThe Watermelon Wonder ribbon is a new item in the Occasions catalog.  The smaller (thinner) ribbon at the top is simply just cut down from the regular sized ribbon. 

What do you think of my creation highlighting the Number of Years stamp set?


Paper Pumpkin Love

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Sale, December 2015Paper Pumpkin - oh how I love how you have grown over time!   The kits have been absolutely uhhhhmazing lately!   This is the December kit.   Yes, I'm just getting it out now as you see the Post Office decided they loved my kit too and thus, they didn't give it to me until the day after Christmas.  Trust me, I was stalking that postman by that time!   LOL. 

Paper Pumpkin, December 2015, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersI love my 2016 Calendar!  It was easy to put together.  Love all of the embellishments! Oh my.   Well, I did just change it up a bit.  You see, I had this frame from IKEA that I hadn't used that was exactly the size I needed.   Now, I can slide each month into this cute frame for just a little added cuteness!

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Paper Pumpkin, December 2015I added a burlap knot and a white bow to the bottom and voila - I think I have just a bit of holy cuteness!  Now, if you are feeling like you missed out on this, you did cuz the refill kits are already sold out too!   But, since it is Sale-a-Bration, Paper Pumpkin 3 month subscriptions are on sale AND you will get a free Sale-a-Bration item of your choice! 

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Love Blossoms Valentine Frame

Valentine Frame, Class in the Mail, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Bear HugsAre you like me and don't have too many Valentine decorations?  Well, this year I am going to have this gorgeous frame.  The Love Blossoms designer series paper (DSP) is the primary paper used and thus I took my color scheme from it.   Rose Red, Blushing Bride and Whisper White. 

Valentine frame, Bear Hugs, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters

One of the fun bundles in the Occasions catalog is the Bear Hugs Bundle (Stamp set + framelits).  You need to check out the catalog to see some of the possibilities of this bundle.  Masculine, baby, fun, love, etc.  (page 40)

Valentine frame, Love Blossoms, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters

Here's a close up of several of the squares.  It's super fun to create a frame like this - it's an opportunity to use a bunch of accessories and just frankly "putz"  just a bit.  That's fun sometimes. . . you should try it. 

If you would like to make this beauty, February 6 is the date  9:00am.  Cost is $15.00 or $50 with Bear Hugs stamp set ($60.94 value).  RSVP.  Bring your choice of frame to class.  All other supplies included. 

Price: $13.00


Snowman Hat Treat Box

Season of Cheer, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Wink of Stella, Snowflake ElementsHere's a Pinterest inspired treat holder.  I made these for my downline get together this week.   They sure turned out cute!   I used a mix of old and new products.  These are perfect neighbor and co-worker gifts! 

Snowflake Elements, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersCheck out the Snowflake Element - notice that it perhaps has a little glitter to it?   In the Occasions catalog a new accessory called Wink of Stella is a glitter pen that adds this little shimmer. . . hard to see in the photo I know.   Trust me.   Here's the basic directions;

  1.  Numbering the Circles Collection framelits from smallest to largest, Cut a #6 and #9 circle from Basic Black cardstock. 
  2. With a 9 3/4" x 3 3/4" Black cardstock, score on the long edge at 3/4".  Using the fringe scissors, cut up to the score line the length of the strip.  
  3. Using Fast Fuse, Adhere this piece in a circle.  Use the #6 circle around the strip to help keep it in a circle.  Adhere the ends to the #6 circle.  This circle becomes the inside base of the round cylinder for the hat.  
  4. Adhere this to the hat brim - the #9 circle with Fast Fuse.
  5. With a strip of designer series paper 1" x 10".  Adhere around base of hat.  
  6. Decorate with Snowflake elements and ribbon.  
  7. Fill with treats!  Enjoy.    


Home For Christmas Advent Tree

Advent Tree, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Home for Christmas

OMG - This is absolutely the cutest Advent Calendar I have ever seen!  I can't wait to add some candies and notes to each of these boxes!   What will you add to your advent tree when you make one of these? This idea came from Stampin' Up! and one of the demonstrator artisans.  I love how Stampin' Up! supports us with amazing ideas! 

Advent Tree, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Home for Christmas

I used the Tiny Treat Boxes - there's 25 in a package so it's a perfect number!  Then I chose the Home for Christmas designer series paper (DSP) from the Holiday catalog.  The colors and patterns coordinated and contrasted so well.  Plus I love some of the vintage type designs. 

For the numbers, I used the Project Life Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack.   (I can't wait use the other fun accessories I found in that pack!)  I added a bow with the gold 5/8" Satin Ribbon and added a string of Gold Sequins. 

Advent Tree, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, HOme for Christmas

If you'd like to make this Advent Calendar Countdown, there is 1 class date - November 29.  2-6pm.  Come. Make. And Go. 

  • Cost is $25 using numbers from the Back to Basics Alphabet.
  • Cost is $40 with the Project Life Hello December Accessory Pack.

Class fee includes 1 package of Tiny Treat Boxes and a package of Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.  RSVP by November 20. 


Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Fall

Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersWelcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop for October 2015.  The theme this month is Fall.  I've seen the uhhhhmazing projects for this month and you are going to be inspired!   Enjoy!

Vintage Leaves, Candy Treat, Napkin ring, blog hop, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersI hope you are inspired by my table decor for my Thanksgiving table.  Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets framelits were used to create this napkin ring and chocolate treat holder. 

Vintage Leaves, napkin ring, leaflets framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, blog hopI upcycled the napkin ring!  Do you recognize the cardboard circle from the glue dots?  I covered it with the Typeset DSP.  The Vintage Leaves are adhered to a 2" circle punched from the silver foil paper. 

Vintage Leaves, Leaflets framelits, Candy Treat, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Blog HopI stamped the Mossy Meadow leaves tone on tone (Mossy Meadow ink on Mossy Meadow cardstock).  The Cajun Craze and Hello Honey leaves are embossed with gold embossing powder.  An accent of Gold metallic thread and Venetian Crochet trim accent this beauty. 

This treat holder is made from the Ornate Tag Topper punch and hold 2 mini candy bars.  Yummy. 

Do you think they will look gorgeous on my Thanksgiving table? 

 Now hop on over to Sharon Burket's blog

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Blog HopOr hop on back to Jodi Reinert's Blog

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Vintage Leaves Wreath

Vintage Leaves, Fall 3D, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, Bouquet Bigz DieInspired by a Vintage Leaf wreath I saw at convention, I created this one with a bit of an eclectic fall color scheme.  Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Tip Top Taupe and Crushed Curry make up the colors.   Die cutting the leaves with the Leaflets framelits makes it so much easier to create the number of leaves needed.

Vintage Leaves, Leaflets framelits, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, Fall DecorI simply used the various leaves, crumpled and curled just a bit with the bone folder and then hot glued them to the wreath.  Added a burlap bow with our 1 1/4" Burlap ribbon and I felt like I was set - well just about, felt like it needed just a bit more.

Vintage Leaves, Leaflets framelits, Bouquet Bigz die, Stampin' up!, BJ PetersCheck out the Crushed Curry stem in the middle of this pic.  Trust me when I say - it just needed something that went with the theme but wasn't another Vintage Leaf.  I love how it turned out.   What do you think?  Are you loving all the ideas I have shown with the Vintage Leaves and Lighthearted Leaves (Holiday catalog) stamp sets?  Don't forget about the Leaflets framelits!  If you've missed some of the samples and are now curious, did you know you can use the search feature on the right hand side of my blog to search for samples of stamps, framelits, accessories or anything?  Try it!



Gift of Definately Dahlia

Definately Dahlia, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Silver Glimmer Paper, Everyday Chic DSP, metallic ThreadCheck out this beautiful Gift I received!   My friend and downline Tatiana gave it to me.  Definately Dahlia is one of the best stamp sets in the Stampin' Up! catalog - in my humble opinion.  Check out the details that she put into this gorgeous but easy to make frame.

Definately Dahlia, Silver Glimmer paper, embossing, frame, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersThe silver frame combined with the sentiment done in silver embossing along with the tiny strip of Silver Glimmer paper is stunning.  So coordinated!   Oh, and did you see that the silver glimmer paper is part of the weekly deals this week? 

Definately Dahlia, Metallic Thread, Vintage Faceted Button, Everyday Chic, Stampin' uP!, BJ PetersTatiana brought in a little Black through the use of the DSP.  The crowning touch is the Vintage Faceted button with the silver metallic thread behind it.  It makes the frame 3D and is just perfect! 

I hope I have inspired you to go out and create a simple frame like this as a gift.  Frames can be inexpensive. . . . and the components Tatiana added could be tweaked to match most any larger stamp.  Be sure to share what you have created.

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Witching Decor Project Kit

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Holiday, Witchin' Decor Project KitDo you see this?   Is your first thought, I can't do that?  Well, YES YOU CAN!  This Witching Decor Project Kit from the Holiday catalog is so complete and I found it to be super easy to do!   This is a statement piece and will bring the oooohs and ahhhs of your family.  I put my kit together in about an hour and a half.  Not tooo shabby!

Witchin Decor, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Holiday Catalog, Witches' NightIsn't it sooo stinkin' cute!   I love it!  And the fact that it's a kit and comes with almost everything you need!  (hot glue, stamp pad and the Witches Night stamp set are needed)   Truly, you need to do this decor piece!  

Witchin Decor, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Witches' NightYou can do this even if you classify yourself as "not-crafty!"   You can order this fantabulous kit starting Sept 1.  Just do it! 

Want options?  If you fall into 1 of these categories;

  • I like to craft in a group
  • I want to use BJ's ink and Witches' Night stamp set
  • I just want to get out of the house and craft in BJ's fabulous classroom

Then, this day is for you!  Wednesday, September 23 4-8pm.  Come. Make and Go.  You must register and pre-pay so that I have your kit for you.  Last date to register is September 14.  Cost $26.