October Maine Stampers Team Meeting Project

We had a small turnout for October’s Maine Stampers Team Meeting, only 6! So I took suggestions on what they would like to do after the business part of the meeting. The unamious decision was making a holiday sampler with 3″ x 3″ squares. Some had missed last spring’s 3″ x 3″ swap where we all brought our squares, swapped, and made the sampler at the meeting. 9 team members participated. This time we each designed a square and made 6, one for each person attending. We swapped so we each had 6 different squares. They all took their squares home to finish their sampler project. I gave several ideas on how they could finish their sampler and and am excited to see their finished projects. Here is mine:

Christmas 2018 Sampler Maine Stampers Team

My original 3″ x 3″ square is the upper right square (deer). I added the middle square in top row and the middle row left rectangle to complete my sampler. Lots of different Christmas stamp sets.

Halloween Tag Made With Spooky Sweets Stamp Set

Last Saturday I was a vendor at the Manchester Lions Crop. Everyone had fun working on their scrapbooks, making cards, or just having a fund day out with 40 other crafters! Below is a picture of the tag I made for each participant.

Spooky Sweets Tag, Jeannine Tarrio Manchester Lions Club

What I wanted to post was the completed goodie I made for everyone and pictures from the crop, however, I totally forgot!! Duh!! So above is the tag that was attached to a cello bag containing bag of pretzels in the shape of pumpkins and bats, and my business card. We made a two-page scrapbook layout for Christmas, as well as two more Christmas cards. The participants that wanted to make these items signed up at my table for the classes. Will post those items in future posts.

September Team Meeting Project-Chocolate Bar

For my September Stampin’ Up! Maine Stampers Team Meeting I designed a Double Chocolate Holder for Halloween, a box to hold the Pick Me Up tool, and a template for the Stamparatus. Below is the Double Chocolate Holder

Double Chocolate Holder Jeannine Tarrio


Spooky Sweets Jeannine Tarrio

back side

Bats Halloween Treat Jeannine Tarrio


Jeannine Tarrio Double Candy Holder


There are a couple of Youtube videos out there and I altered my dimensions a hair! Have fun!

My Favorite Blossoming Basket Card

Of course, I have saved my favorite card for last! I sponged the the embossed card base and the embossed Daffodil Delight cardstock edges with Basic Gray, then added Burlap Ribbon.

Blossoming Basket and Embossing Jeannine Tarrio

I love how the Daffodill Delight background “pops” the Blossoming Basket. This is my favorite one to date.

Below is a basket I saw on pinterest for making this basket from Stampin’ Up!’s Lots to Love Box Thinlits.

  1.  You will need to diecut 4 pieces with the Bigshot to create the box. Score each piece 1/2″ from the bottom. cut off all 4 square tabs.
  2.   Fold on all score lines. Cut off the left flap only on all 4 die cuts.
  3.   Place Tear & Tape Adhesive on all flaps including the bottom flaps.
  4.   Adhere all 4 sides together.
  5.   Adhere a 3″ x 3″ pice of cardstock to the bottom flaps on the outside and and also another one on the inside.
  6. . Handle is 1″ x 11″.

Jeannine tarrio Stampin up Blossoming Basket

The only thing I changed was the top flap decoration. I now want to make one to match my card above. Hope I have inspired you to get your stamp set out and start playing with it and hope you liked my ideas.
Happy Stamping!

2017-2018 In Color Sampler

I was out of commission a couple of weeks and luckily it was not the flu. First woke to a sore right wrist/lower arm which I figured I must have pulled something. Then two days later sliced throgh the fingernail on my left middle finger! Needless to say typing was very limited. I have finally decided that I need to have my wrist checked out as it is not getting any better. So I am back, still have bandaid on finger, however, I am typing, a bit slower.
So enough about me. my challenge for my team in January, was a 3″ x 3″ swap. I asked everyone to choose a color for the base 3 x 3 of either Lemon Lime Twist or Berry Burst. Next layer is 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ . Colors to be used were Stampin’ Up’s 20Preview (opens in a new window)17-2019 In Colors, They could use any current stamp set, etc. They brought their swaps to the February meeting., we all swapped, and I handed out scrapbook frames, They chose a piece of Designer Series Paper 2017-2019 In Color, and received a 10″ x 10″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Can’t wait to see their completed samplers at Sunday’s meeting.

Here is my completed sampler:

The creators top left to right: Kathleen Burns, Me, Leslie Lavallee, Jenny Hanson, Carol Mitchell-Cusick, Allison Bubier, Patricia Greenleaf, Regienna Grant, and Pamela Parker. We loved making these and will be doing a summer themed swap in June!
Happy stamping and think spring on this snowy day!

Stamping in the Theater at Johnson Hall

Do you like going to the theater, cardstamping , papercrafting, and attending fundraisers? Then Save the Date of Saturday, March 17 and join us for a fun day at Johnson Hall in Gardiner.  Details are below:

You’re Invited to a
Card & 3D Project Crafting Fundraiser
For Johnson Hall

Enjoy some “ME” time, crafting with Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators in support of Johnson Hall’s Rehabilitation of their 1864 theater. Choose from the morning session, afternoon session, or stay for the whole day!
Saturday, March 17, 2018
9am—12pm $25
1pm—4pm $25
9am—4pm $45 Save $5 by staying for the whole day!
Lunch is on you. Pack a lunch to bring or go out locally in Gardiner. Lisa’s Legit Burrito’s, The Gardiner Co-op, The Depot, and Gerard’s are a few restaurants close by. Lunch will be 12pm—1pm.
Register for this event by calling or stopping into the Johnson Hall Box Office Tuesday through Friday 12pm—3pm or mail the form with payment to Johnson Hall, 280 Water Street, Gardiner, ME 04345.
Registration closes on Wednesday, March 14th.

There will be 7 cards/ projects in the morning and 7 different cards/projects in the afternoon. Johnson Hall will be collecting all payments. Below is the registration form if you want to mail it to Johnson Hall.

Registration Form
Address: ________________________________________________________________
Email Address: _______________________________________________________________

Phone: __________________________________
Check off the session you are registering for:
_____ Morning 9am—12pm for $25
_____ Afternoon 1pm—4pm for $25
_____ Both Morning and Afternoon 9am—4pm for $45
Check off how you are paying:
_____ Cash
_____ Check (Make checks out to Johnson Hall)
_____ Credit or Debit Card
Name on Card: _________________________________________________________
Card #: _________________________________________________________

Expiration Date: ______________ ____ Security Code: ___________
Signature: _______________________________________________________