Wednesday, September 4, 2019

ICS Blog Hop: Birds of a Feather



Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! Our September theme is "Fabulous Fall" and is just that....all things fall, which is my favorite season and, is also, fabulous!!

Changing leaf colors, back to school, though most kids start so early nowadays, sweaters, pumpkin everything, football, and Thanksgiving, to name a few things, are what I think of when I think of fall. I love the cute birds in the Birds of a Feather Stamp Set, so chose to focus on the Thanksgiving one!

I used some paper from Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper, which has Crushed Curry, Terracotta Tile, Garden Green and Mint Macaron in it. These are very fallish colors for me. So here is my little turkey:


This went together pretty easy. The turkey was colored with Stampin' Blends...I love them!! The greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings. 

Are you ready for your turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie now?

I appreciate you visiting my blog! Thanks for joining us our on our creative journey! Click on the next box below to see what the fabulous Darla has in store for you! 


Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!


Monday, September 2, 2019

IDEAS Blog Hop: To Every Season


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 September bundle theme features "Giving Thanks." 

I chose to use the new To Every Seasons Bundle from the soon to be released Holiday Catalog. This bundle includes a cute seasonal stamp set and 4 mini punches! It is perfect for Halloween, Fall, Christmas and Valentine's Day. My project could be changed to any of them, just by changing the stamp, sentiment and color scheme. 

While I am not going to show you my actual projects, here is a sneak peek of some of the included projects:


And I will show you an alternate project using the same set, so you can see the type of projects you can expect: 


The tutorials include current Stampin' Up! products, have color photos, supply lists, step by step instructions, and feature both imperial and metric measurements! There are over 20 projects included, both cards and 3D items included. 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 get your tutorial bundle! They are available for a very low cost or even better, 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 Sandra's blog to see what fabulous projects she has to share with us!


Hope you enjoy the hop and our projects! Until next time....
Happy Craftin'!

The Holiday Catalog goes live on 9/4, do you have yours yet?? Contact your demonstrator to get one!




Manic Monday

The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog goes live in 2 days! Do you have yours?!


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Possibilties Blog Hop: The Gift of Fall


Glad you could join us this month for the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. We love Paper Pumpkin and love to share 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 August Paper Pumpkin Kit: The Gift of Fall

Here is the kit as designed:


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Stampin' Up! provided an Add On Bundle for those who prefer cards to bags. It was just cardbases and envelopes, here is what was in the bundle:

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Here are my alternate designs:



I used the card fronts from the Add On Bundle and added embellishments from the kit, along with a little stamping. I love how this turned out and will probably make these up for my family for Thanksgiving cards...or maybe make into some fall birthday cards. 


Don't forget the inside:


And you know me, I love to make boxes out of card fronts! 
As soon as I saw the Add On card front with the leaves wreath, I thought, what a cute box that would make!


It holds 8 Hershey's mini's perfectly!


What else could you put in it?

I appreciate you visiting! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my projects. Then, click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Shirley's blog to see what fun thing she has come up with to share with you!



Oh wait...don't go away just yet, if you like Halloween, you won't want to miss the September kit.

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This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter! Bwahaha!)

If you have a demonstrator, contact them about signing up. If you don't, I would love to be it! You can click here to sign up with me: http://bit.ly/2pnIV5R

Until next month.....
Happy Craftin'!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Daisy Lane

The Daisy Lane Bundle is so easy to use, and coordinates so well with the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper!



Hope you enjoy!

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Funday Friday!!

I love cute puppies and kitties...and seeing other people's pets! Show me yours!



Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Porthole using Sailing Home

Here is a fun card using the Sailing Home Stamp Set. I wanted it to look like a porthole. The lighthouse helps is stand. I think the lighthouse is a little crooked, but still like how it turned out. I used the water from the High Tide Stamp Set. These 2 sets coordinate beautifully together!


The silver metallic pearls finish it off nicely!

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Sailing Home

I am from Maine, and love lighthouses, the ocean, anything nautical, really. I knew this was a set I would have to have as soon as I saw the Sailing Home Stamp Set. Here is a cute and simple card using it. I used the coordinating Designer Series Paper, Come Sail Away, and the Navy and Sahara Bakers Twine, along with some of the new Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon.



I like the little knot to finish the card off....

Hope you enjoy, and until next time...
Happy Craftin'!

Monday, August 5, 2019

IDEAS Blog Hop: Daisy Lane


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 August bundle theme features "Seasons." I chose to feature summer; it is fun to see everyone else's interpretations of Seasons. 

The tutorials include current Stampin' Up! products, have color photos, supply lists, step by step instructions, and featuring both imperial and metric measurements! While I am not going to show you my actual projects, here is a sneak peek of some of the included projects:
To see all the 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 recently made with the Daisy Lane Bundle. It is considered a fun fold, and uses the Center Step technique. 



Love how the Melon Mambo pops against the different greens!

This month, everyone is hopping, so the bundle features multiple tutorials from 12 demonstrators. Most tutorials feature at least one card and one project, some include multiples. There are over 24 projects in this bundle. 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 Dorothee's blog to see what season she has chosen and what fabulous project(s) she has to share with us!

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



*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 for $99, you get $155 in product of your choice, even stuff from the Holiday Catalog, and $10 to spend in August!! Ask me how!

Manic Monday!


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Possibilties Blog Hop: On My Mind


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 July Paper Pumpkin Kit: On My Mind.

Here is the kit as designed:



I know most people like card kits, but I like to take the cards and make them into boxes and bags! So here are my projects:






I stayed fairly true to the layout of the cards. On the bag, I did cut a smaller sailboat and ship wheel out of the Sailing Home Bundle, as the kit pieces were too big. I did use Itty Bitty Greetings on the bag too. 

 I used a full card for the Birthday box, and cut down the card for the Hello box, making it a little smaller than the Birthday box. 

If you like something you see, don't be afraid to let me know and leave me a comment. Once you have commented, click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Sharon'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 the August kit.

Watch this video for more info:

I think Stampin' Up! has listened to the subscribers calling for more card kits. And tho' the August kit is bags and tags, they are offering an Add-On Kit to make cards out of the supplies. This is good news for all the card makers out there!! So if you don't subscribe, do so! If you do, but you want to make cards, let your demonstrator know to order an Add-On Kit for you. If you don't have a demonstrator, I would love to be it!! Message me, or click here to subscribe with me: http://bit.ly/2pnIV5R

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



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'!