Tuesday, February 2, 2016

"Memories in the Making" Project Life by Stampin' Up!

I got to create some layouts for my personal albums using the "Memories in the Making" Project Life by Stampin' Up! Card Collection and I LOVED IT!  I highly recommend it to everyone who loves creating the cutest and easiest scrapbook ever!  The cards range from Valentine's cards to a Spring and Easter Collection to a Summer set.  It's fabulous.  Here are two layouts I came up with!!
Details below!  #PLxSU #ProjectLifeCT #ProjectLife

Interested in getting started using Project Life by Stampin' Up!? Email me: stampinupky@gmail.com

Top Layout:  Design 03(Left) Design 04 (Right)
Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Memories in the Making Photopolymer Stamp Set
Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Memories in the Making Accessory Pack
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Write Markers

Bottom Layout:  Design 09 (Left) Design 06 (Right)
Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Memories in the Making Accessory Pack
Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Memories in the Making Speciality Card Collection
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Write Markers

Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 Project Life Creative Team Member

I am super duper excited about the news!  Becky Higgins sent us an email right around Thanksgiving, informing us we were picked for the team and I opened it on my birthday, making it the best birthday ever!!  They just made the announcement on December 30th!
Link: Meet the Team 
Link to my bio: Jamie's Bio  (I still can't believe it!!!!)

I can't wait to get started!  I am mainly going to be working with "Project Life by Stampin' Up!" products, which is right up my alley (being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and all!)  I am a huge fan of Project Life!  It has made my memory keeping so beautiful and SIMPLE!   I love it!  You can too!  Let me know if you need any advice or have any questions!  Stampinupky@gmail.com

I am going to do the very best I can keeping up with everything!  January is already in full swing with school events and gymnastic practices and meets!  I am currently painting about 25 sets of shoes for the University of Kentucky Dance Team for their Hip-Hop Routine for Nationals!!!  I have less than a week to get that accomplished!!  I will unveil them and post photos when they wear them at Nationals in Orlando!!

We have scheduled the arrival/delivery of our third baby girl on the 16th of February.  Buddy, Annabelle, Evelyn and I are anxiously awaiting and preparing for her arrival.  I am trying to finish all my current Murals and Things By Jamie orders and Painted Wooden Monogram orders before February.

I have lots of projects I am trying to complete for our house before #3 arrives!  The girls are rotating bedrooms.  Annabelle has moved in to the guest room and we are currently transforming it into her Big, Big Girl Room!  She helped me paint it light pink.  We are making a big fabric covered headboard  going around two sides of her bed.  We also need to create a place to hang her gymnastic meet medals and trophies.  I am currently repainting a dresser and hutch that was mine, for her room…….

We still have to transfer the large monograms from room to room and finish painting the new one for #3.  But, we are getting there…..

Anyway…. an crazy exciting 2016 has started!  Stay tuned for more updates!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

I am so excited to share that I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator as of March 2014.  It has been a year since I joined the company and became a demonstrator and I am loving every minute of it!  Stampin' Up! products are not sold in stores, but may be purchased at home parties or through a network of independent sales consultants called Stampin' Up! demonstrators, like myself!

If you are not familiar with Stampin' Up! and Stampin' Up! products you can visit their website at www.stampinup.com for more information.  The link will take you straight to the Stampin' Up! Blog page.

Go to the Stampin' Up! "About Us" page directly by clicking http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/about-us 

I am living the dream!  I get to use and sell Stampin’ Up! products to create handmade cards, scrapbook pages, craft projects, and home decor.  I have made wonderful friends through this experience thus far and I am looking forward to meeting many more.  In July 2014, I enjoyed traveling to Salt Lake City, UT, for our 2014 Convention.  I have spent the past year trying to familiarize myself with almost all of their products so I can pass my know-how on to everyone who is interested in learning.  Never in my wildest dreams could I have ever thought "stamps" and "stamping" would be so much more than, well, "stamps and stamping!"  If you are in the Lexington, Kentucky area, book a demonstration party or in-home workshop with me to learn more.  You can email me at jamiegivens@gmail.com.

I am still painting murals, signage, kids room decor and cutting large wooden monograms www.jamiegivens.org.  I have learned how helpful the Stampin' Up! products can be for my small businesses, by using them for my own business.  I can create even better stationary designs, price tags, business cards, advertisement flyers, crafts for parties and SO much more.  

I became a preschool teaching assistant in the Fall of 2014 and I have used so many of our products in the classroom.  The kids love the punches or "smooshers" as they call them.  I brought in Valentine's day stamps and they were so happy and proud to create cards for their Moms and Dads.  I have in turn used SOOOOOOO many of the products for my own children's school projects.  My 4 year old has been a birthday card making machine since I introduced her to the products.  She makes them for her teachers and instructors all the time.  I think it is so nice to learn at such a young age to be grateful and thankful for those in your life.  She know a card can make you feel better when you are sad.  It brings even more tears to my eyes when I am having a hard day or am sick in bed and there she is with a card.

I am so thankful to have been introduced to this company 10 years ago!  I just with I would have "joined" in all the fun sooner!  Please let me know if you are interested in learning more about "Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! and the Ronald McDonald House Charities:


Stampin' Up!'s mission statement, called its Statement of the Heart, reads: "To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments ... in this we make a difference."


To help fulfill this statement, Stampin' Up! launched its Making a Difference program in 2003. This program facilitates corporate giving and promotes service among demonstrators and employees.

Through the Making a Difference program, Stampin' Up! partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Each year, we design an exclusive stamp set to promote the partnership with RMHC, and donate a portion of the proceeds from the each sale of that set. To date, more than $1,000,000 has been donated from RMHC stamp set sales.

Stampin' Up!'s demonstrators are also encouraged to volunteer their time teaching local Ronald McDonald House guests the creative art of rubber stamping through the Making a Difference program. Demonstrators also create cards at training events which are donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. Those staying at the Houses then use the cards to keep in touch with loved ones while they are away from home.


You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year's set, Flamingo Lingo, and we'll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Don't get in the car with strangers.....

If you watch the news, you know it is a crazy world we live in today.
It is a mother's fear that something unexpected and awful could happen to her child/children at any given moment.  Over the past couple of months, I have been trying to teach my 3 year old daughter not to get in the car with strangers.  I have talked with many other Moms asking, "How do we teach them without scarring them?"  I don't want her to think the world is an awful place or to suspect every car that drives by her while walking or riding her bicycle is a potential threat..... or maybe I do.
Well, it seems like the talks we have had taught her something.  Today a limo came to the house to take my husband on a day trip and we thought it would be so cute and fun to have her sit in the limo and we could take her picture.  She thought the car was so cool as she approached it.  As the driver walked around and opened the door she stood and observed.  When he asked, "Would you like to get in the limo?" she yelled "NO!" and ran to me.  Lessons learned all around!  While I laughed at the situation, I was sad I didn't get the photo I imagined, but was extremely proud of her for listening.  

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Unique Baby Gear & Ideas featuring me!

I am featured on the Unique Baby Gear and Ideas Website! 

For those of you that would like info on my monograms, visit www.jamiegivens.org or email jamiemgivens@gmail.com
Thanks Jan for sharing my creations with your fans!!  I can't tell you how touched I am!  Their website is full of great ideas for nurseries and baby showers.  You should check it out!  Here is a link directly to the spot on Murals & Things by Jamie "Large Wooden Letters for the Nursery Walls."

I am not sure where some of the photos came from and how she found the basketball from my 3rd mural ever, I have no idea!  I think it is buried deep in my website!  I painted that over 12 years ago in Landon's Baseball Room.  I think I have come a long, long way since then (I hope!!)  

I have graduated from 2-D to 3-D and now exploring 4-D.  Hey, gotta keep up with the times!


     Jan found a photo of Baby Brax Snyder's Georgia Football Themed Nursery from somewhere on my facebook page.  His Letters are actually painted black and not stained.  The font was sent to me by his Mom, Shannon.  She came up with everything in the room, and directed me on the letters and the artwork.  It was so much fun to do!!  Jan also found a photo of Aubrey's beautifully bright monogram!

For more information on my murals and monograms visit www.jamiegivens.org
Click here for the Unique Baby Gear Ideas Website
To view the article from their site on my work monograms click here!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

I will miss you Tamara!!

Tamara is leaving Murals & Things by Jamie after almost 7 months.  I am sad to see her go but thrilled she will be moving on to bigger and better (paying) things.  I will miss her so much!  She did a really great job, but I will mis her company most of all.  I have enjoyed every minute we have gotten to spend together and chat.  I will miss her homemade snacks too!  She would make sure that I eat well, and pack me great lunches when I had to work on location.

I will try not to make a mess of things in the office but I can't make any promises.  So hang in there for me friends, I am going to be working in the studio and on location.