Santa’s Sleigh – Oh, My!

Santa's Sleigh was the first bundle on my list from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday catalog.  I cased this tag directly from page 25 and all I can say is the picture does not due it justice. It is cute in the catalog, however, it is STUNNING when made.

Santa's Sleigh Reindeer Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up!

I have so many ideas swirling in my head right now, can't wait to play with this set again. You can purchase this set on September 1st when the Holiday catalog goes live for customers.

Halloween Home and the Boiling Cauldron

Okay, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, after Christmas and Easter.  I remember the days when I was young and we lived in the project and it was beautiful, brand new, clean, large lawns, hills for sledding, and paved parking lots where I learned to ride a bike.  Also a brand new public school.  Across the street was a residential neighborhood with all single family homes.  As Halloween approached, we made our costume out of old clothes, and whatever else we could find, no store bought costumes – did they even have them then?

So, on Halloween we grabbed a pillowcase for a treat bag and off we went, first to the individual homes where they gave out whole chocolate bars, candy apples and popcorn balls.  Then home and empty our haul and back out into the project to receive smaller treats such as bagged penny candy, gum, popcorn and candy corn.  When we got home we could eat several  items and put our pillow cases in the closets, where we could eat some every week. It lasted for 6 months!! So that is why I remember Halloween so fondly, almost everyone participated and put their outside lights on.  We never went to a place without the outside lights on, nor did we think of playing any tricks.  It was all fun. Parents didn't have to worry about their children getting something nasty or dangerous in their treats.  It was not shunned in school, it was celebrated and everyone had an afternoon of playing games, wearing our costumes if we wanted, and sharing treats.

So it is with those thoughts in mind, that I placed my demo pre-order with Halloween sets included. I am going to #bringbackhalloween to remind me of the old days when kids could be kids, we minded our parents, and home was a safe and fun place to be.

Here is my Sweet Home for Halloween with a boiling cauldron inside, yes use your imagination!

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Sweet Home Halloween


Another view:

Jeannine Tarrio Halloween in the Good Old Days


Or watch my first video HERE.

I held my phone in one hand while I took the video and hoped it would not be too shaky. Let me know how it was, not enough speaking, lighting?, I tried get the feel of how it looks in a darkened room and in a lighter background so you could see the details. Hope you liked it.

For those who want to know what size the house is, I measure 3 1/2" from bottom to top of peak. Base is 1 1/4" square and slants out to about 1 7/8" square.  Hope this helps.  It really is the perfect size for treats.

Hope you enjoyed today's visit and this post brought back fond memories.

Happy 4th, Mother’s Day – You are totally awesome…

Once you read my post you will understand the title.  I haven't blogged much lately, so I am trying to catch up on my Stamping Up! project/card items.  All my pictures (okay, most of my items) have been photographed before I gave them away . So I will be trying to catch up and all projects will have some details, but not as elaborate as if there were only one project.
First, Happy 4th of July! I created my basket from a Stampin' Up! Whisper White envelope.  It is quick and easy to make.

4th of July Basket Stampin' Up! supplies Jeannine Tarrio

Next Mother's Day basket.

Mother's Day Stampin' Up! Basket

Last Flower basket – You are awesome.

Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch


These baskets could hold jewelry, chocolate, gift card or whatever you choose. It could also be used for a Birthday, thank you or get well basket.

Medium Whisper White Envelopes (107301)
Decorative Label Punch # 120907, Note Tag Punch or Lg Tag Punch (both retired) any of these punches will work for the handles.

INSTRUCTIONS for Mother's Day Basket::
1. Seal envelope. On the shorter side punch on the right side with the Note Tag Punch. Turn envelope over right to left and punch on the right side. See photos 1 & 2.
2. Stamp background: Lace and leaves.
3. Stamp greeting on envelope.
4. Stamp butterfly on Whisper White scrap and fussy cut. Adhere next to greeting with Mini Glue Dot.
5. Stamp flowers using matching ink and cardstock, then punch out. Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere flowers together and adhere to envelope “basket”.
6. Add a rhinestone to flower centers and two rhinestones to butterfly.
7. Tie Sahara 7/8” Lace Trim to “basket” handle.



Note Tag Punch 2Note Tag 1












This is one of the many alternate ways to use your Stampin' Up! envelopes.


Have a safe and happy 4th.




Maine Stampers Team Stamp Day at the Senator!

I like to do special things with my Stampin' Up! team through out the year, so instead of a regular team meeting, I held a full day of stamping, eating and laughing!!  We used new products which you will be able to purchase starting June 1st, yes, that is Tuesday.  So get your catalog out and start making your list.  Here are some of the photos:

Stampin' Up! Maine Stampers Team Day


Cake gifts above – after lunch everyone chose a piece of "cake" which had a number on the bottom that corresponded to a number on the back of a gift.

#Mainestampers Staampin' Up! Team

Grand prize basket, won by Carrie, and sample cards made by my team members.

Stampin' Up! Maine Stampers Team of Jeannine Tarrio

Plenty of room and excellent lighting.

Jeannine Tarrio Maine Stampers Team


Puffed Balloons Jeannien Tarrio Stampin' Up!

This is a project I created for all team members to make.

Jeannine Tarrio Puffed Balloons Stampin' Up!

Close up of the balloons.

Would you like to attend my fun meetings each month and enjoy a day like this?  Well you can, just sign up to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator under me and you will be a member of my Maine Stamper Team automatically. Sign up in June and you will get two extra free stamp sets from the new catalog from Stampin' Up! in addition to the $125.00 worth of Stampin' Up! products that you choose and over $40 worth of business supplies for only $99.00 plus sales tax – shipping is free. Our next Maine Stampers Demonstator meeting is June 12th. Contact me with any questions or just click the join now button this website or at my online store:   Hope to see you next month.




Are You a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber?

If you are a Paper Pumkin subscriber, what did you make with your March kit?  I had a lot of fun with my March kit, take a look at the the different items I created and I still shave some left overs to use. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit that comes in the mail and is a surprise each month. Each kit includes paper, envelopes, accessories, adhesive, stamps and ink to create the projects.

The March kit included the supplies to make 4 mini cards and envelope with belly band and 4 cards with an envelope printed on the inside and a pocket to hold a gift card. 

Jeannine Tarrio Papper Pumpkin March 2016


Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Maine


Jeannine Tarrio Paper Pumpkin March 2016


Jeannine Tarrio Ppaper Pumpkin 2016 Alternatives


After making one of each, I decided to play and this is what I created.
6 cards A2
3 envelopes A2
3 mini cards, mini envelopes and belly bands
1 box box to hold the mini cards, envelopes and belly bands
1 gift bag with stamped tissue (recycled)
1 gift tag
1 12 x 12 scrapbook page


Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Jeannine Tarrio











Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Paper Pumpkin














Jeannine Tarrio #paperpumpkinpartykitideas 2016


#paperpumpkinpartykit Jeannine Tarrio


Alternate Mini Note and envelope


Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up! card box #paperpumpkin2016


Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio March 2016 Alternate projectsThis box will fit the Mini Notes and wrap envelopes.  The box is made fron one of the printed envelopes for the A2 card.








Jeannine Tarrio Paper Pumpkin backkground Paper






This is the background paper I made for my scrapbook page. It was made with the stamps from the kit.






Jeannine Tarrio Paper Pumpkin scrapbook page





If you make a slit in your page protector you can make it an interactive page. See next photo.







Jeannine Tarrio interactive scrapbook page.












Jeannine Tarrio Stampin" Up! Maine Demonstrator


Jeannine Tarrio Grad Gift Bag and Tag

Hope these ideas will inspire you to get creative with your Paper Pumpkin kits.

I Love Chocolate!

I love chocolate, especially when it comes packaged in such cute containers. Everyone knows I LOVE chocolate!  These are two treats I received from my team members Carol Mitchell-Cusick and Bethany Crummett.  

Valentine's Day Treat Holders Jeannine Tarrio

Carol's is the matchbook that holds a bag of M & M's and Bethany the Heart box that unties to reveal the wrapped chocolates inside. Yum, Yum. Thanks, ladies!