Saturday, July 13, 2019

Fairy Mini Notebook

Happy Saturday!! 

I had a Fantasy Sampler class last night; I will post it another time. The sampler was made primarily using the Leave a Little Sparkle (Unicorns) and New Wonders (Fairies) Stamp Sets. Taking a cue from it, I used one of the fairies and made this super cute little mini notebook for the gal who signed up first for the class. I picked the notebooks up 3/$1 at the Dollar Tree.



 

I used the Petal Pink piece of the Perennial Essence DSP, stamped directly on it and then colored her with Stampin' Blends. The greeting is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set. Don't you think it lines up perfectly with her pen?! I used the reverse side of the DSP for the binding piece and used some retired 1/8" Calypso Coral ribbon for the marker. 

I like this so much, it might be a future craft fair item! Would you buy one?

Thanks for stopping by! 
Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

ICS Blog Hop: Perennial Flower


Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! Our July theme is "Punch Me Out", and focuses on the many punches that Stampin' Up! offers.

I used 6 different punches on my card. I love to layer punches for my sentiments. I used the new Timeless Label, the 1 3/8" Scallop Circle, the 1" Circle and the Classic Label Punches to complete this sentiment stack. The sentiment itself, is from Itty Bitty Greetings. You could change up the reason for the card by using any of the greetings in this universal set.

I used the new Floral Essence Stamp Set and the coordinating Perennial Flower Punch for the flower. I stamped 3 flowers in Versamark on the matching Petal Pink Vellum Cardstock, then embossed them with White Embossing Powder, make sure to use the low setting on the heat tool, so as not to burn the vellum. Once embossed, I punched out the flowers using the Perennial Flower Punch, then layered them using glue dots and added to my card with a dimensional. I finished it off with a Perennial Essence Floral Center. 


The last punch I used was the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners on one side of the card. 

Feel free to leave me a comment, let me know what you think of my card before you hop on over to Deb's blog and see what magic she has done with punches!


Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Monday, July 1, 2019

IDEAS Blog Hop: Silhouette Scenes


Welcome to the monthly IDEAS Blog Hop. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a monthly bundle of tutorials for our customers and team members. The July bundle theme features the new 2019-2021 In Colors. 

The tutorial includes current Stampin' Up! products, and has color photos, supply lists, and step by step instructions, featuring both imperial and metric measurements! While I am not going to show you the actual projects, here is a sneak peek of some of the included projects:

To see all projects fully and get the instructions, join my team*, place a minimum order, or just purchase the bundle.

But.....to give you an idea of what the projects are like, here is another card I made showcasing the In Color, Pretty Peacock. Did you love to swing when you were a child? I sure did! It was so peaceful, I would just let my thoughts drift, and dream away!


This month's bundle features multiple tutorials from 10 demonstrators. Most tutorials feature at least one card and one project, some include multiples. Would you like a copy of the instructions of all the projects, to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me, or your participating demonstrator, to find out how to purchase the tutorial bundle or even better, get it for FREE!

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me, or their participating demonstrator, to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Leave me a comment before you hop on over to the fabulous Odette's blog to see what she has to share with us!

*EXTRA, EXTRA: From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. 

So you pay $99, and then get to select $155 in product from the Stampin' Up! Catalog. You will get a $10 coupon to spend in the month following when you sign up, and 20% off all future orders. And you get to be part of the Creative Chaos Crew, and get these tutorials FREE each month! Contact me for more information and benefits to join the CREW!!






Manic Monday!


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop: A Little Smile


Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. We love sharing our enthusiasm for this monthly box of fun and creativity with you. The Paper Pumpkin kit is designed so you can follow the instructions provided in the kit to make the projects, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild (as we have!) Hop along with us, as we will share alternate ideas on how we used the June Paper Pumpkin Kit: A Little Smile!

Here is the kit as designed:




These mini cards are adorable, and were designed so you could give Random Acts of Kindness wherever you go! But, I went bigger with my alternate project. At first I was going to do larger cards using the Notecards and Envelopes, but then thought how cute they would look as sampler. So I grabbed an 8x8 frame, and went to work! I could have used the cards as they were and just put them in the frame...they are that cute. But, I chose to combine the June kit with the High Tide and Sailing Home Stamp Sets, and made some different cards, using the the card fronts from the kit. 

I love the ocean and the nautical feel of this kit. And, it coordinates so well with the two nautical stamp sets in the 2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog. Another great feature of Paper Pumpkin! Did you know that July's kit is going to coordinate with three different stamp sets from the Annual Catalog, but more on that later. Here is my sampler:




This is a picture of it framed as I did decorate the frame too! Unfortunately, I can never get the framed picture to not have a glare, but just so you can see how cute the completed project is, I took the picture anyway!


 If you like my project, please leave me a comment. We could all use a little love now and again! Once you have commented, click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to the fabulous June's blog to see what fun alternate project she has to share with you!

Oh wait...don't go away just yet, read below for information on July's kit.

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

July Paper Pumpkin Kit info: 



With THREE suites to seamlessly combine with the July kit, your vision of what you can do expands from crafting with a single kit to creating with a full range of brand new Stampin’ Up! products. We think of product coordination as a bridge to “more.”

July Kit + 3 Coordinating Suites (below) = SO many fun projects
  • Woven Threads Suite p. 13–14 
  • Garden Lane Suite p. 40–41 
  • Come Sail Away Suite p. 144–145 

Additional details: 
  • Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs)
  • Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile
  • Must have an active subscription by July 10, 2019 to receive the On My Mind kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the promotion period.
If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to be yours!! Click here to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin: http://bit.ly/2pnIV5R


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Inspiration everywhere!!

We can get inspiration from most anywhere. I see a lot of color combinations that I like on people's clothing. I will write them down, and then use them when creating. One Sunday, I liked the pattern of the dress one of my friends was wearing, and came home and created this card. I liked it so much, I used it for a swap last month. I used the new Floral Essence stamps, white embossing powder, and the Highland Heather Stampin' Blends to color right on top of the set embossing powder.
Love the way the flowers pop on the black cardstock. I had a couple of people ask if I blew the picture up and used it for the background, haha! Stampin' Up! products are the best!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time...Happy Craftin'!


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

ICS Blog Hop: Terracotta Tile 2019-2021 In Color



Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! Our June hop introduces the 2019-2021 In Colors. I received a pack of the Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper (DSP) at the April OnStage, and decided to use the 2 pieces that were primarily Terracotta Tile to make a gift bag. This is a bag I saw made on a Ronda Wade's Facebook live quite awhile ago, and am finally getting around to making.




Since our DSP is 2 sided, the inside of the bag is pretty too!!

One of the other things I love about this bag, is that the card is made with the leftover DSP, so it matches exactly and doesn't detract from the bag. The card is a breeze to make, and hangs right on the front of the bag, and can easily be removed! 



Hope you like the bag  and card as much as I do. It is a great way to use up all the DSP you have been hoarding!! And I used the final scrap of the DSP as the layer across the front of the card, and just added the bird and a sentiment. Two 12 x 12 pieces of DSP and no waste!!

Don't leave just yet, click on the next button, and hop on over to Anastasia's blog and see what new In Color she has chosen to share with you! Feel free to leave comments along the hop, when you see something you like. We all can use a little love and kindess in our day!


Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

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Monday, June 3, 2019

IDEAS Blog Hop: Sailing Home




Welcome to the IDEAS Blog Hop. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a monthly bundle of tutorials for our customers and team members. The May theme is "New Favorites." I chose to use the Come Sail Away Suite. We actually got to play with it at the April OnStage event, and do a Make & Take with it to bring home. It reminds me of my home state of Maine, and my dad. My dad and I shared a love of lighthouses. I lost him just over 2 years ago, and lighthouses will always makes me think of him.



This suite has all things nautical and it coordinates extremely well with High Tide. The lighthouse from High Tide can even be cut out with the die from Smooth Sailing dies...bonus!!!! 


This bundle features multiple tutorials from 10 demonstrators. Most tutorials features at least one card and one project, some include multiples. Would you like a copy of the instructions of all the projects you will see in the hop, to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me, or your participating demonstrator, to find out how to purchase the tutorial bundle or even better, get it for FREE!

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me, or their participating demonstrator, to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Leave me a comment before you hop on over to the lovely MaryKate's blog to see what her new favorite is and what creations she has chosen to share with you.



Thanks for stopping by! 
Until next time...Happy Craftin'!



Manic Monday!



Last day to shop the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up Catalog. Get those orders in for those retiring products before they are gone! Don't forget to check the discounted items and the clearance rack!!

Click here to go to my store: http://bit.ly/2HoAjHT

Until next time...Happy Craftin'! 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop: Hugs from Shelli



Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. Each month we will show you other "Possibilites" to do with the Paper Pumpkin monthly kits.

We love sharing our enthusiasm for this monthly box of fun and creativity with you. The Paper Pumpkin kit is designed so you can follow the instructions provided in the kit to make the projects, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild (as we have!) Hop along with us, and we will share alternate ideas on how we used the very special May Paper Pumpkin Kit: Hugs from Shelli.


Here are the projects as designed:


The cards in this kit were beautiful as designed, and I was happy making them that way. I actually had a hard time at first trying to decide what to do for my alternate. But eventually the creative juices started flowing and this is what I came up with. 

I used the kit pieces to make an easel card. I added the Vanilla cardbase, some Peacock and Blushing card stock for the circles, and used the Pool Party Stampin' Blends to color my bird. The rest of the supplies came from the kit. 



Here is the flat card front:


I cut the front off one of the cards for the bottom half of the front, and then cut it down to size I needed. I used the remaining strip for inside the card under the sentiment. The Vanilla cardstock for the bird and the sentiment came from the back of the cut up card. I used the new Timeless Label Punch for the sentiment. 

If you like my project, please leave me a comment. We could all use a little love now and again! Once you have commented, click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to June's blog to see what fun alternate project awaits you!


Oh wait...don't go away just yet, read below for information on June's kit.


The upcoming June kit makes it easy to be someone’s sunshine. The 16 fun-sized, beach themed cards and envelopes, combined with the exclusive carrying case will prepare you to share kindness wherever, whenever! 


Quickly share a gift card with a deserving friend for example! How will you use these fun sized cards to spread kindness? Subscribe by June 10! 

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!






Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Everything is Rosy Gable Box!

I love the Everything is Rosy Product Medley! I had so much fun creating with the set. I will post the cards at a later time. Today I want to show you the cute little box that I decorated for the class attendees. I mixed the Rose Gold Shimmer Paint with alcohol and spritzed a white gable box with the mixture. It sure turned out pretty! 


I added some of the beautiful Rose Gold and Melon Mambo Designer Series Paper for a pop of darker color. I used a dauber and inked directly onto the largest flower stamp. I stamped it on Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out with the coordinating die cut. I layered some leaves cut out of the Rose Gold foil paper on top of one of the Rose Gold outlined die cuts, added the flower and a small greeting from the Itty Bitty Greeting Stamp Set. I added some of the Mambo ribbon, and added some of our Copper Ribbon (closest I could come to Rose Gold)...and done!!


Hope you like it!! 

If you don't have some of these Gable boxes on hand...get 'em before they are gone. They didn't make it to the new catalog. They are so great to have on hand for small gifts or goodies! And you can decorate them in any color or style you would like!

Also, the Everything is Rosy Product Medley is only available until 5/31, or while supplies last. Get it too!!

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

2019-2021 In-Colors!

Sneak peek of the soon to be released Stampin’ Up! 2019-2021 In Colors. Fun size 3x3 cards in a mini pizza box.



They use the 2019-2020 In Color Inks, Cardstock and Designer Series Paper. The Butteryfly Gala Stamp set is an easy way to show the colors off. Seaside Spray, Purple Posy, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, & Rococo Rose. 

These will be available on June 4. What is your favorite color?

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Crewcut time!

The boys went to the doggie barber and got their summer cuts! They look so much cooler!! Top to bottom, LD, Jake and Robbie!



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Love my boys! Now off to do some craftin'!