Saturday, December 26, 2015

Celebrate the Season!

Merry Christmas, everyone!  Hope your holiday was wonderful and full of love and joy.  Here's one of the Christmas cards I sent out this year, CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from Cindy Major.  This was my first card that used wet embossing in the framelit.  Truthfully, I was nervous about it at first, but it executed perfectly!  This features the Endless Wishes stamp set from Stampin' Up, as well as For All Things stamp set, and the embossing folder is from last year's Holiday Catalogue.  Colors used are Baked Brown Sugar and Crumb Cake.  Yummy - I think I'll go have a snack now!  Hope you have a fabulous weekend! <3 JEM

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Newborn King

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Are you done your Christmas shopping yet?  We had one last thing to pick up today, and boy were we glad it was just an in and out stop.  The mall is CRAZY.  I hope everyone is being kind to the mall staff - so glad I don't work in retail anymore.

Here's the Christmas card for today.  I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) it from Mary Jo.  I love the beautiful rich colors of this card, as well as the white embossing used to make the manger scene really stand out.  This of course features The Newborn King stamp set from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue, and the in colors Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow.  Hope you like!  See you tomorrow for another card :) <3 JEM

Monday, December 21, 2015

Holiday Home

Hey everyone!  I finally figured out how to get my Christmas cards done... Ready for it?  Stop procrastinating and just do it.  Sheer genius, I know.  Anyway, I finished all my Christmas cards on Saturday and now just have the task of writing and sending them all out!  So for the next few days I'll be sharing all the different cards I made this year.

This card features the Holiday Home stamp set from last year's Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.  I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) this card from the lovely Laura.  I enjoy many of her creations - be sure to check out her site!  A few things I did differently were using a different order for the background houses and a different border punch.  The background houses are embossed with Pool Party powder for a nice texture.  Enjoy! <3 JEM

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cheerful Christmas

Wow - I can't believe it's been over a month since I last posted!!!  Life has been so busy with a stamp camp, my first craft fair, and trying to get my own Christmas cards done in time!  Today I finished another batch of cards, so I forced myself to come downstairs to the computer to share. 

This card was CASEd(Copy And Share Everything) from the lovely Brian King.  I just love all of the little ornaments in the Cheerful Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up's 2014 Holiday Catalogue.  I wasn't so fond of cutting out 24 of the little dudes, but I got it done.  When Brian created this card last year, he used the now discontinued Blendabilities markers to color the pearls.  I didn't have that option so I tried using the Stampin' Write markers.  Big mistake!  The ink is not alcohol based, so it never really dried and I had to rub it off with some paper towel.  I had tried leaving it on overnight, but no go.  Fortunately, it did stain the pearls a bit, so there is still a bit of color.  I did have to use a bit of white out on a few of the cards where some smudging happened, but hopefully no one will ever notice!!  Anyway, for those of you who want to know the colors I used, here they are: Night of Navy card stock, Soft Sky card stock, Lost Lagoon card stock and ink, and Whisper White card stock and craft ink with silver embossing powder.  I love how the embossing makes the ornaments shine!  Hope you enjoyed - I'm back to the craft room to start the next batch!  <3 JEM

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Hey everyone!  I'm super excited to announce a contest today!  I'm giving away TWO pairs of tickets to the upcoming All Things Pretty Market Christmas Soiree & Market.  These tickets are for the Saturday, November 21st evening event - which is a limited ticket-only event.  There are 40+ AMAZING vendors (of which I am so happy to be one), treats and live music!  Want to score yourself a pair?  Keep reading below to find out how to enter.

Below are two Christmas cards I just finished.  This first one makes use of the yummy Blackberry Bliss card stock, champagne glitter paper, linen thread, stars border punch, and Endless Wishes stamp set, all from Stampin' Up.  I love how the glitter paper makes the stars sparkle! CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from Dena Rekow.
This next card uses some coordinating washi tape from last year's holiday catalogue from Stampin' Up.  The background card stock is Pear Pizzazz, and while I didn't have the matching ink pad, I found that the retired Lucky Limeade ink matched pretty well. CASEd from Tara Bazata.
Okay, so here's how to enter the contest - I have a few different ways for you to choose from!  The first way to enter is by finding my page on Facebook (here's the link - JaynErynMCreations), like my page, and vote for which of the above Christmas cards is your favorite).  The second way to enter is by attending my Christmas card camp on Saturday, November 14th @10am or 7pm.  It's $25 and you come home with 5 beautiful Christmas cards made by you - and it's a blast!  Shoot me a message if you want to attend!  Good luck - contest closes Saturday, November 14th @ 10pm Alberta time!! <3 JEM

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sympathy Cards

Today I'm sharing two sympathy cards I made back in the summer.  Unfortunately, sympathy cards are one of those things you need in life.

This first card was CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from Amy O'Neill.  I love how this card makes use of the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper (DSP) from Stampin' Up.  It's a thicker paper, as you're meant to add ink to it, but it looks so nice just on its own as well.  The Petite Petals flowers are stamped with Wisteria Wonder, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Pistachio Pudding and punched out.

 I believe this next card was not an official CASE, but I remembered the idea from a stamp camp I attended in the past so I built off of that.  This card uses the yummy colors of Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey.  The image was stamped with Memento Black ink, and then the flower part was restamped on the DSP and cut out with scissors.  I curled the edges slightly for a more 3D look.
Hope you enjoyed these cards!  <3 JEM

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I seem to have a bit of a backlog of cards to post, so I thought today I would share a bunch of butterfly cards I've made since August. 

This first card was ordered by my father in law to give my mother in law for their anniversary.  I used Cherry Cobbler card stock for that nice deep red, the hearts embossing folder, and the butterfly thinlits from Stampin' Up.  The sentiment is from a retired set, and the black heart on the butterfly was from the owl punch.  I CASEd (copy and share everything) from Ann Schach.

This next card is something I had already played around with for this past Mother's Day.  I decided to make use of the Butterfly Basics stamp set and matching thinlits to transform it into this birthday card.  The butterfly antenna are from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set, and I also used a retired mini embossing folder, and the Top Note Bigz Die.  I can't give CASEing credit as there was no name connected to the pin I found on Pinterest.

This card was CASEd from Alison Barclay, a Stampin' Up demonstrator that I found when I rejoined Instagram!  Yes, I am on Instagram as well - you can follow me @ _jemcreations_ if you so desire.  Anyway, this card also makes use of the Butterfly Basics bundle.  I love how the die pieces are put right back into the negative for a totally different look.

I finally pulled out the designer series vellum that I bought way back last Spring!  CASEd from Allison Okamitsu.  I loved coloring on the back of the vellum with the Stampin' Write Markers!
These mini cards were put together to make use of the leftover scraps of vellum from the previous card.  A great tip I found from Brian King (I believe), is to put little tiny dots of glue on the black part of the vellum, and then you can't see it when you adhere it to your card stock.

And finally, a special order for a special 60th birthday celebration!  Box cards are so pretty and worth the bit of extra effort.  This card was CASEd from Nadine Cruse.  I made use of a lot of retired Designer Series Paper on this card.  It might be hard to see in this photo, but on the larger butterflies I used a fun technique.  You "paint" the stamps with sponge daubers to get a cool multicolored effect. 
Anyway, hope you enjoyed this trip into the land of butterflies - talk to you soon! <3 JEM

Monday, October 5, 2015

October Stamp Camp

Good evening, everyone!  Hope you're having a lovely October so far.  Tonight I'm sharing the cards that are being made during this month's stamp camps.  I still have space in one upcoming camp on Saturday, October 17th at 10am if you'd like to join in the fun - just let me know if you can make it :)
 This first card uses a stamp set from last year's holiday catalogue and I finally had the chance to haul it out and use it!  It's called Fall Fest, I believe, and I used Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Baked Brown Sugar, and Tangerine Tango ink pads.  The sentiment is from the Cycle Celebration Stamp Set.  A perfect fall birthday card, CASEd (Copy And Share Everything!) from Vicky Hayes.
 This card could work as a sweet thought for someone, and also as a sympathy card.  It features the stamp set Kinda Eclectic.  I stamped it in Whisper White craft ink, Lost Lagoon, and Baked Brown Sugar.  The sentiment is not a Stampin' Up! product.  I can't find the card I CASEd it from, sorry!
 We have one Christmas card in this month's set just as a bit of a teaser.  I want to hold a few camps in November featuring only Christmas cards, but I thought I'd sneak one in for October.  This features the stamp set Winter Wishes, from this year's holiday catalogue, as well as the Hardwood background stamp.  Colors used are Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, and the Memento Black Ink pad.  CASEd from Lisa Curcio.
 I finally received my Brick Wall embossing folder in the mail, so I was excited to use it in a card!  This also features parts of the Butterfly Basics stamp set and coordinating thinlits dies.  Wisteria Wonder and Sahara Sand were the colors featured here.  CASEd from Mary Brown.
This last card features some lovely paper I received from my husband for our first anniversary.  We follow the traditional anniversary gifts, and paper is the first year.  The stamp set featured is Another Thank You in Hello Honey. CASEd from Raquelle Clifton  Hope you enjoyed!  <3 JEM

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Stamp Camp Fun!

I know, you're going to think that all I do is go to stamp camps, right?!  Actually, I do other things as well.. Today I attended a friend's baby shower and got to meet her sweet little daughter.  Aww, little babies!  Unfortunately, because I was attending that shower, I am missing my niece's birthday party.  Major sad face.  You just can't do it all.  Anyway, these cards are from a camp I attended at the beginning of September with my former Stampin' Up! demonstrator, who I would now call my upline, I suppose.  I love all these cards :) 

I'm keeping this next card.  I love everything about it.  The paper, the stamp set, the wooden embellishments.  Just gaga.
I'm keeping this card, too.  I love the new window framelits from Stampin' Up! but I'm not sure how much I would personally use them.  Unlike Pokemon, you just can't have it all.  We colored the wooden leaf with a bit of ink to give it an antiqued look.
Hope you enjoyed!  Have a great Sunday evening!  <3 JEM

Saturday, September 19, 2015

My First Stamp Camp!

This morning I held my very first stamp camp!  I was excited but a bit nervous beforehand, but it went very well.  I had four lovely ladies attend, we made 5 cards, drank tea and had some snacks.  A great way to spend a Saturday morning, if you ask me :)

This card made good use of the ombre effect.  The stamps are from the Sweet Stack stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  The colors used were Real Red, Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I believe this was CASEd (Create And Share Everything) from the Stampin' Up! website. 
This card is simple and pretty with earthy fall colors.  It uses the For All Things stamp set, some washi tape, a gold button, and some linen thread.  The trick with the background stamp is to stamp off before stamping on your card for a faded look.  We lined up the sentiment with the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  The colors used were Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, and Hello Honey.  CASEd from Debbie Lever.
This thank you card makes use of the stamp set Another Thank You.  The other colors are Bermuda Bay and Summer Starfruit.  I used the retired labels framelits and some retired designer series paper as well.  We raised the label framelits with dimensionals to make it pop.  CASEd from Beth.
Another beautiful warm birthday card.  Hello Honey ribbon is so yummy!  I used the retired stamp set Birthday Whimsy and the retired Moonlight Series designer paper.  The larger flowers are stamped with Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, and Sahara Sand, and then punched out with a punch whose name is escaping me at the moment.  The little flowers are from the itty bitty punch pack, I believe, and then we added pearls to pretty it up.  Adding a bit of 'lace' is one of the Finishing Touches edgelits.  CASEd from ZoKris.
And finally, a funny birthday card for those with a good sense of humor.  Colors used are Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, and Summer Starfruit.  The card base is Calypso Coral and Island Indigo card stock, as well.  The ladies were a bit unsure about my funky inherited heat gun, so I helped them out with the embossing of the sentiment, which is taken from the set, That Thing You Did.  We punched out a star with the itty bitty punch pack (I think - don't quote me), and added some sequins.  One thing I would recommend when using the sponge daubers for this is to extend the yellow over the star so that the blue punched out star really shows up.  CASEd from Kindra Delaney - shared at Stampin' Pretty.

Hope you liked all the cards!  If you are interested in an upcoming camp, please let me know - they are so fun and easy as I walk you through all the steps.  Have a great weekend! <3 JEM

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Baby's First Birthday Party

How has it already been almost a month since my baby's first birthday party?  I tell ya, time just flies.  So I thought I would share the various things I made for his party.  First, the invitations.  I love how the string through the card makes the balloons look like they're floating.  I also used the reverse punch on my Stampin' Up envelope punch board to round the corners of the information inside.  The extra detail just makes it work.

These next pictures showcase the piece of the day.  I used Stampin' Up's cutie pie thinlits dies to create this birthday cake, which contained treats for everyone to take home.  Lots of work for all the extra little bits, but soooo worth it.
 The view from above.  So cute, right?!
 And another photo.
 And just one more. :)
Finally, here is the birthday card I made for our boy (coordinating, of course!).  I made the frame with Stampin' Up's on film framelits, and the cute owl with the owl punch.  I cut off the feet to make it sit better.  The washi tape just makes it all come together so easily.
Anyway, hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into our birthday party!  Enjoy your long weekend! <3 JEM

Monday, August 31, 2015

Chocolate Birthday Card and Another Announcement!

Happy Monday!  It's really hard to believe that it's the last day of August already... Where did the month go?  Hubby is back at work and I'm back to full-time mommying.  And the darling baby broke me into that by waking up in the night and being suuuuper cranky today.  New tooth is coming in - so he won't look like he has fangs anymore, thank goodness!

This card (well, one of them) was a special order for a birthday.  The request was for something incorporating wine, chocolates, or.. I don't remember the last item, but oh well!  I borrowed this lovely stamp set from a friend - so grateful.  Just when you think you're starting to build up your arsenal...

Inspiration was found on Pinterest, as usual.  When I make a card, I usually make two, because why not?  The one on the right was actually a "mistake" but ended up being the one that was purchased.  Go figure!  I used some Stampin' Up Crystal Effects on the glass dome to give an illusion of depth and shine. 

So, my next item of big news... I decided to become a Stampin' Up demonstrator! I know, right!?  It seems like everyone is going into home sales right now (or at least, everyone I know), so I thought I would take the plunge.  I hope to have a card making event in mid-September - more information to come - where you can just come and make a few cards, no strings attached.  If you'd like to know more, please let me know and I can get the information out to you!  Anyway, time to go make supper.  Have a great evening! <3 JEM

Monday, August 24, 2015

Merry Christmas and a BIG Announcement!

Hey everybody!  This is a big day for me - and I'm so excited that I finally get to let you guys know about it, too!  But first, my first Christmas card batch of the season.  Teaser, I know.

This card is CASED from Michelle Last, a Stampin' Up demonstrator in the UK.  I just love the 'merry' sentiment, as you could literally do the colouring a million different ways.  I think pretty much everything here is from Stampin' Up, except for the white card stock, which is from Michael's.

Okay, okay.. I'll tell you the big news now.  I applied for, and was accepted, as a vendor at the upcoming All Things Pretty Market November 21st and 22nd!!!!!  I'm so shocked.  I didn't really think I'd make it in.  And I'm a bit nervous, cuz it's my first ever craft market.  You can check out their Facebook page for more information, but I'll have some fun things to share along the way, too :)

Have a great evening! <3 JEM

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Pop Up Posies Part 2

Happy Saturday, everyone!  Do you have any plans for your weekend?  Today is the first Saturday that we've been to the Farmer's Market since our son was born.. last year!  A bit ridiculous, I know.  We hiked down first thing this morning before it got busy, picked up some yummy local honey, and trekked back home.  It was crisp but quite enjoyable.  On to today's cards!

These cards use some neat flowers from Stampin' Up's Pop Up Posies kit.  I really need to start using my goodies while they're still current and not retired, but I digress.  These little flowers are made with different sized cupcake liner looking paper, which you fold in half, arrange to your liking, and then secure with a brad of your choice.  A bit bulky but really cute!  I used kraft card stock from Michael's, and everything else is Stampin' Up.  Hope you like them!  Oh, and stay tuned to this page on Monday for a VERY exciting announcement!  I'm so pumped to share this with you.. and hopefully have piqued your interest, teehee!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend! <3 JEM

Saturday, August 15, 2015

For the Bride and Groom

Happy Saturday, everyone!  Hope you're enjoying the weekend so far.  I'm personally super excited for our renovated bathroom to be finished.  We are like, thisclose to having it done!  I'll definitely share some pictures when it's done.  On to the card of the day.  I made this card for a friend's wedding in July.  I love the simplicity of it with the touch of lace.  The stamp is from the Stampin' Up set: For the New Two.  The sequins are leftover wedding decorations and I think the card stock was from my mom.  Hope you like! <3 JEM

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

There's Only One You

Hello, everyone!  This is the birthday card I made for my hubby's birthday this year.  It features the stamp sets Feeling Sentimental, Vintage Verses, and Dictionary from Stampin' Up.  I used the Ticket Builder Punch and my Sponge Daubers.  I had lots of fun making this card - I hope you like it! <3 JEM

Friday, July 31, 2015

You're So Vintage

Happy Friday everyone!  Are you all ready for a long weekend?  When hubby is home for the summer we tend to forget about things like that! (Not that I mind, of course!)  Here's a few cards I made recently with a few new-to-me products.  I made this set of four cards after I discovered the super easy technique of offsetting cards.  Previously I had been trying to cut angles properly and stuff, and it sure wasn't too easy.  With this technique, you cut your standard rectangle piece of card stock, layer it if you wish, and then make three cuts.  With the last one, you need to make sure your angle is still going to work for the card, but it's way easier than what I'd been doing before.   Anyway, this first card features the Chalk Talk stamp set from Stampin' Up, as well as the Beautiful Bunch stamp set, which conveniently now comes in a bundle so you can save a bit of money.  All four cards feature the Retro Fresh designer series paper (DSP), which I love!

This card uses the stamp set Peachy Keen from Stampin' Up.  I realized too late that there were coordinating framelits so I could have done some layering with those arrows, but oh well.

This card features the stamp set Timeless Talk, also Stampin' Up.  One thing you'll notice that I decided to leave on as a reminder to myself, is that always check that you haven't inked up a park of your stamp that you don't want showing on the paper!  I always (except apparently this time) check before I stamp that I won't have any unwanted blobs of ink showing up on the final product.

And this last card features the new stamp set from Stampin' Up, That Thing You Did.  I love this stamp set!  The sentiments make for some fun cards.  My favorite one is "You're on my mind!  ...but not in a creepy way!"  I'm going to have so much fun with this set, I think.  Anyway, I gave this card to my father-in-law for his birthday and he was pretty amused, I think(hope, lol).  Anyway, I hope you enjoy a wonderful long weekend!  <3 JEM

Monday, July 27, 2015

Pop Up Posies Designer Kit

Hello and happy Monday to you!  I finally opened up my Pop Up Posies kit from Stampin' Up and found some good ideas on Pinterest to play with.  This first card was made on kraft card stock from Michaels, and the ribbon, designer series paper (dsp), stamp, and embossing powder are from Stampin' Up.  I used a sponge dauber with Baked Brown Sugar ink for the edges of the card.

Everything on this card is from Stampin' Up.  I really like this dsp!

These two boxes were made from Pool Party and Summer Starfruit card stock.  The templates for the boxes are from Pootles.  Love all her creations!  The larger box will fit a number of cards and envelopes inside.

Here's a side view for you.  I just think they are so cute!  I have a few more items in the kit to play with, so hopefully I'll have something else to share soon! <3 JEM

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

CASEing Fun!

Hey all!  Hope you're enjoying summer so far!  I've definitely been enjoying having hubby home for the extra hand with the baby and around the house.  More time for crafting - yippee!  Today the cards I have for you were found on Pinterest and in the new Stampin' Up catalogue.  This first card was CASEd from Pinterest.  I can't decide whether my favorite part is the feathers or the crinkled edges.  I gave this to some friends who just successfully adopted a little boy.

This card is from a new stamp set in the new Stampin' Up catalogue.  When I saw this stamp set called 'That Thing You Did' I just knew I had to add it to my stash.  It has some funny stamps.  I tried the rainbow effect described in the catalogue and I think it looks pretty good.  The colors didn't turn out quite the same though - and it's not very easy to stamp off with photopolymer stamps - but I think it looks okay!  We gave this to a friend who just became a doctor.  Anyway, hope you enjoy the rest of your day! <3 JEM