Worth Checking Out + GIVEAWAY

Hello! This is actually Jennifer’s brother, Mike. I help Jennifer out from time to time with her tech stuff. Jennifer is taking some time off but said I could finish up and publish a few posts she had drafted and share some things she had been working on. Here you go…


Today I have a few things worth checking out…


(1.) My Favorite Things Guest Video – Today I am a guest over on My Favorite Things’ YouTube channel. My video shares some fun things you can do with their dye inks. They have recently changed the formulation and I am thrilled with this ink. You will be seeing me use them a lot more in the future as I just bought most of the colors and am getting great results. You can find the dye inks HERE. Be sure to check out my video HERE, also.

(2.) Winnie & Walter Kindness Stamp Set – I am so over-the-moon-and-in-love with this new kindness stamp set from Winnie and Walter. You can build the various words to create wonderful expressions of kindness. And those trees? So fun. Can’t wait to get this set inky! (See giveaway below.) You can find the set HERE and HERE.

(3.) Clearly Besotted Caped Cutie Stamp Set – Superhero animals? Yes, please! I am melting. Such fun images… can’t wait to color them! You can find this set HERE.

(4.) My Favorite Things Down To Business Stamp Set – I will admit it – I live in a house full of nerds! We love math and numbers and working hard. So this set just screams my name. Nerds unite! You can find the set HERE or HERE.

(5.) Pink and Main Hugs Stamp Set – One of my all-time favorite sentiments to use on a card is “hugs.” It can be used for so many occasions! I am excited about the large size of this hugs stamp set from Pink and Main. You can see it HERE.

(6.) Simon Says Stamp Spring Plush – I am still very much addicted to my felt sewing hobby. I have a few more videos ready to go that I hope to share soon. In the meantime, be sure to check out the newest dies from SSS. You can see them all HERE. My favorite is the sunshine!

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I have an extra Winnie and Walter Kindness stamp set for a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 3/15/16 telling me something crafty that is worth checking out. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Thanks for the giveaway, W&W. I will be sharing a video using this set as soon as I return.)

Take care!

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568 thoughts on “Worth Checking Out + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Hello Jennifer- Great having a brother to help out! Nice job, Mike! Jennifer you do such a nice job with your cards & videos. You do a great job explaining the products & the techniques. You are a blessing to us card makers. Thank you for all you do. The only thing I have heard about new other than the items you show is Xyron has a new adhesive machine coming out on HSN on the 16th. It is for the 5 ” & a new 3″ size adhesive. Much smaller footprint than the previous 5″ creative & the bonus of a 3 ” with it. Thanks for a chance to win a stamp set! You are so kind.

  2. I think you should check out ScrapbookingMadeSimple. Stacey does videos (mini-classes)on new products. She has also her own line of products, at a very reasonable price. Who know of anyplace you can get 75 feet of 1/4 inch double sided adhesive for $3.99. Jennifer, I love what you do.

  3. Mike thanks for stepping in and finishing up a few things for Jennifer so she can get some time off. I am sure with the new puppy she could use that time off. Jennifer love what you do and look forward to your new videos when they are ready. I also like to check out the websites from the producers of products like Simon Says. Hot Off The Press/Paper Wishes website has weekly videos that highlight new products and how to use them. Even if you don’t buy the product you get some great ideas.

  4. Wonerful bins! The double frig bin Jennifer and many use was too large for my collection, and the newer single frig bins aren’t quite wide enough for Avery Elle pockets. After trolling the Container Store aisles forever, a perfect sized bin appeared: Sundis Pure Box, medium, $5.99 U.S.

    It’s made in France, sturdy, and comes in several sizes made to work together. They stack (not that you’d stack mediums holding upright stamps), and Iids can be purchased separately. They have tiny handles that are decorative, but give them a finished look. I also bought several small ones to stack with one lid for the top box.
    You can’t see the medium very well in their picture – it’s on the left second from the bottom. (The bottom box is low and flat.)


  5. Nothing new here for me. I’ve been sick since before Christmas and can’t seem to kick it. But I enjoy watching your videos, I learn so much.

  6. I just tried Makin’s Clay for the first time at CHA. It’s an air dry polymer clay. I liked it so much I made some embellishments using dies to cut it! They turned out really well. I just posted it on my blog at artbymdp dot blogspot dot com. Right now it’s the first post but otherwise search “Clay Embellishments” and it should pop up.

  7. I love your videos but I also enjoy Penny Black and her designers. They do awesome watercoloring. Check out the designers she has.

  8. I just found the coolest news article the other day. The title of the article is- “Crafters encouraged to go rogue in Craft Corner Deathmatch competition.” Tables will be flipped and tempers may flair It sounds like it will be a high volume, up- temp version of “Iron Chef.” The winner ia determined by the audience.It’s scheduled for this Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. The idea behind this event is to change the way that people think about crafting and art. Most people, envision gramma doing needlepoint on a sampler, all alone and by candlelight. I would love to check this out if I lived in the area!!!!

  9. Since you are loving felt with stitching dies, check out the large inventory of these at Papertrey Ink. They’ve been putting these on the market for a few years & have some really cool ones.

  10. I hope all is well Jennifer. Love the kindness stamp set. Who doesn’t love trees. I would like you to demonstrate gelli art plates. I’ve watched a couple of videos but would love to see your take on these plates with brayers and stamps. Looks like fun. Thanks again for all your inspiration and videos. You are an excellent teacher.

  11. Thanks for sharing all these crafty goodies. I recently bought the Concord & 9th Wildflower set with their scripty letters and love both of them. I now can fake a nice handlettered sentiment or address my card.

  12. Humm something crafty worth checking out well I have 3, Scrapbooking Made Simple is just awesome the owner Stacey has mini classes that are very informative and she even designed this awesome collection called Simply Refined and Simply defined. There are stamps/dies and the price OMG is awesome. The 2nd would have to be Barb at Joggles, each week she is doing a segment on an Art Journal Adventure and every Wednesday she has a short mini class on new items and techniques. 3rd I have found the perfect item for those that love to watercolor, zentangle, or just color and this is from Prima the Watercolor Coloring Book 24 Sheets of heaven and wonderful saying’s and designs.

  13. I would love to see you incorporate other fabrics in cards! That might be worth checking out. Love your videos, you got me and my kids into stamping and card making!

  14. I come from a quilting background and have been paper crafting at my cutting table. As it turns out, lots of my clear cutting rulers and marking tools are coming in handy. Looking forward to your Hugs video.

  15. I watch a lot of videos and by far, yours are the best. They are well thought out, organized and clear. Thank you!

  16. Who wouldn’t love nerd stamps?!?!? Now if they could just create some stamps that speak in . LOVE!

  17. Hello Jennifer and Mike,

    The crafty thing I would like to tell you about is the ” Stick It ” roller adhesive . It is really good value for money. I pay 2.99 for the roller wich includes one refill . Each refill after that costs 1.99. I live in Ireland so I do not know if you have it in America.

    Well done on your blog posts and videos , I love them so much ❤️❤️❤️. It is so kind of you to put so much effort in , it really pays of as it inspires so many people including me! Well done to mike also for helping you .


  18. I think you should check out the cards I make from my Pinterest page LOL. The board is called Karen Cash Creations. I love to make cards, and you have inspired me to make so many. Thanks for a great video.

  19. WalMart.com carries a lot of craft supplies at great prices. They also carry a lot of designer dies and stamps like MFT, Avery Elle, Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, and many others. They also carry some of the great storage supplies like the Inter Design Fridge Binz. It’s worth checking out!!!!

  20. I stumbled across a tutorial on how to create woodgrain on cardstock using elmers glue and distress ink over at Snippets blog. Look fabulous and will certainly be giving a try. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  21. I like to look at cards on Pinterest and sometimes follow the links, this way I have discovered lots of talented people and beautiful cards. Thanks

  22. Well, that kindness set is just one of the bestest! I really like it!
    New to me? That I haven’t seen you try yet? (hehehe!) I’m really liking the Chameleon markers. A LOT! I can’t wait for the next set of colors to come out.

  23. Crafty news? Well, more of an enabler alert…HSN is having a big craft day on the 19th. I like Anna Griffin designs and she will be showing her new “Flip Card” set that has not only pre-cut interactive card bases and embellishments, but papers and dies to make more. It looks very vintage elegant, for those that like that style : )

  24. You may already have this but I just got my Mini Misti, I have the original one too, so I really didn’t need the new one but I love it! Perfect size for whipping up One layered A4 card sets and it uses up only a fraction of the space on my craft desk!

    Thanks for all that you do!

  25. Hi Jennifer, hope you are enjoying your break and everything is ok. What a good brother you have to maintain your blog for you (hi Mike!). I love the W&W kindness stamp set so much, thank you for the chance to win it. I love discovering new crafters that I haven’t seen before. I’ve only recently found Kay Miller’s blog (I know I must have been hiding under a rock or something) but her creations are amazing and her colour choices are to die for. I would recommend checking out her blog – http://myjoyfulmoments-kaym.blogspot.co.uk/ x x

  26. Hi Jennifer, I am a scrapbooker and not much of a card maker. However, watching your videos gives me such inspiration and I am trying out your techniques and hope to incorporate them in scrap pages. Have you checked out the cricket machine? You can cut out all sorts of sahpes. I bet you could creatively combine it with your ink techniques to creat beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing and inspiring the uncreative like me.

  27. This W&W stamp set is wonderful and I just love those cute trees. My crafty item is not new but its new to me – Nuvo crystal drops. Haven’t tried them yet but you can make your own enamel dots and other shapes (raindrops, balloons , etc). I’m sure you could come up with some creative ideas for their use!

  28. I saw that someone else mentioned Scrapbooking Made Simple. For someone interested in scrapbooking as a beginner or just someone who needs ideas, it’s a great site. Thanks for the chance to win the Walter & Winnie kindness stamp set.

  29. I think your give-aways are always amazing! So are the things you make with the things your give away 🙂
    Thanks for everything you do!

  30. Hey good to have a brother to take over for you when needed. I’m sure you know this but I was watching the faux embossing fish video and I tried it with Ranger Distress Ink and it worked fairly well.

  31. You find the coolest stuff! I love the Down to Business set too. So many people in my life would enjoy cards made from that set. All the stamp sets here are worthy of being added to my wishlist.

    Glad you can have some time off. Thanks Mike for stepping in!

  32. Hi Jennifer

    I’m a newly to your blog and you tube channels but you’ve really inspired me to start stamping. I’ve steered away from it because I didn’t understand about different ink types – but I do now! Thank you

  33. I haven’t come across any new techniques…you are always super great at keeping us updated one all the latest trends. Love your channel. You are wonderful teacher!

  34. I have found Brigit Edblom’s cards fantastic. Her cards are sometimes shown on Penny Black’s blog, but I often need to go to European sites to find her projects.

  35. Hi Jennifer. I have watched your videos numerous times! I learn something new each time I watch, especially organizing. If you haven’t checked out Tiffany Spaulding’s Scraprack and Organization items they are great. I especially like the ones so that I can use them when traveling. They are the best. Thanks for the giveaway! Blessings.

  36. I have nothing new to bring to your attention, I’ve been too heartbroken and sad this year to do much else than pine for my two fur babies who died within 6 weeks of each other ? I love the felt die cuts though, once I’m in a better place I might try that. Thanks for showing that technique.

  37. I learn so much from your posts. Thank you. My stamping time is currently pretty limited so not much time to seek out new things. But I am always looking to find tips and ideas to improve my creations….Pinterest provides some fun ideas…

  38. You are always teaching me new techniques and products to check out. You are my go-to source for information regarding stamping. Unfortunately, I have nothing to share that would be new to you. Thank you for all you do.

  39. You just found the one stamp company I wanted to recommend to you… Pink and Main. The owner, Michelle, is the sweetest lady you’d ever want to meet. I met her years ago at a stamp show she set up at here in GA. Since, she has come through once or twice a year since for maybe 3 or 4 years, and she remembers me every time! She offers a variety of stamp styles and her products are top quality. I must have more than a dozen or two by now, as her show specials have allowed me to stock up. Honestly, I love knowing that the artist and owner behind the company is a sweet woman with her heart in the right place. Makes me feel little less guilty dropping some dough, you know? 🙂 I also love blogger Lisa Adessa at I’m in Haven… worth checking out for sure!

  40. Thank you for the in-break post! I loved the background you made with the mini modern blooms; you are so great at creating backgrounds out of those little stamps! I’m really going to try & do this more in the future, instead of relying on big background stamps.

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