Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Picture Perfect Love Box...

I have a SUPER fun project to share with you today!  I shared the Lots to Love Box we made at my club night with you yesterday.  Well...today I'm sharing with you a fabulous box using those same dies...but using them how it was designed to be made.  Look at just how cute it is...

Colors: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy
Cardstock/Papers: Night of Navy, Berry Burst, Pool Party, Whisper White, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, 1" Circle Punch, Everyday Label Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Peekaboo Peach Baker's Twine, Tutti-Fruity Sequins, Silver Mini Sequin Trim
I love this box!!!  It's so much fun!!!

(***Note: I cut that little half circle notch in the top of the box myself.  I just used a circle punch inserted in about 1/2 way and punched.  Easy peasy!!!***)

And a fun BONUS...there are coordinating Narrow Note Cards that you can buy that fit inside!  So OF COURSE I had to make a little card set for the box...

The notecards were SO cute and easy...because I used the FABULOUS Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper stack. Oh. My. Heavens!!!  JUST LOOK AT THESE PAPERS...


I kept the notecards SUPER simple because these beautiful papers just speak for themselves.  Oh they are fabulous!!!! 😍 Total swoon worthy.  Hee.  What do you think?!

I sure hope you enjoy this project!  Stay tuned for MORE fun ways to use the Lots to Love box!!!

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Monday, January 15, 2018

January Club Project: Lots to Love...

I LOVE this project we made this month!  And I just have to warn you...stay tuned!  :-)  I have lots to share using a FABULOUS new product from the Occasions catalog.  Have you seen the "Lots to Love Box" framelits?!  They make the cutest little crayon type style box, and there are even coordinating sized notecards that you can buy to put inside!  However...these framelits can do SO MUCH MORE!  Today I'm sharing another box you can make with these dies...I taught my club gals how to make this box this month...

Colors: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

Stamps: Amazing You (Sale-A-Bration)

Tools: Big Shot, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Celebrate You Thinlit Dies

Accessories: Gold 1/4" Natural Trim

Yes!  This box is made using the Lots to Love Box Framelits...

This framelit set is SO. STINKING. FABULOUS.  From the big box piece to the other shapes and banner...trust me...you will get so much use out of it!  Just look at more pictures of this cute box...

Not to mention...the products that this box is decorated with are pretty fabulous as well...and you can earn them free!!! I'm a bit in love with those also!  :-) Hee.  

I sure do hope you enjoy this box!  Stay tuned to see MORE fun projects made with this framelit set!  And ***BONUS***: anyone that orders these framelits from my website will be emailed a PDF instruction sheet to make this box!  

Let me know if you have any questions!

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Designers With Ink Fun...

When I think of Stampin' Up...my heart literally smiles and sighs in adoration.  💖 I can't express how grateful I am for this company and what it has brought into my life.  My #1 on my grateful list are the people.  Customers, other demonstrators, my team, the employees at the home office, etc, etc.  I just can't believe how enriched my life is because of the people I get to interact with that I have met through my Stampin' Up! experience.  I have an AMAZING team and I got to spend a few hours of my Saturday this weekend with them.  We met at one of my team members house and had a shoebox swap!  (This is where everyone brings a card for everyone else to make!  You just go around making everyone's card.)  It was so much fun!  I'm a little emotional about it so just wanted to share a bit of our experience.

First up...here we are about to get started on the fun...

Just look how cute they all are!!!  😍😍😍  Don't know how I got so lucky!!!

I love to spoil them when I can, so I gave them a "shoebox swap to go" gift...otherwise known as a card kit!!!  :-)  Hee.  This was our darling & fabulous hostess posing for me...oh my heavens!!!  HER CRAFT ROOM is totally and completely amazing!!!!  I can't believe we all got to be in there!!!! 

(Is it ok to say that I kinda fell in love with this tag) ...

I sure do love these gals!!!!

Then look how TALENTED my team is!!!  These are the cards we made...

Such variety and all so fun and cute!!!! We were all SO SURPRISED that every single one of us used a different stamp set!  Couldn't of worked out more perfect if we planned it!  😀 (A good lesson for my over-thinking brain!!!  Haha.)

Here are the cards a little closer up...


Look at this shimmer embossing paste...my new fave thing!!!!

We colored the faceted gems with the Blends marker!!!  Total swoon!!! 😍😍😍

Aren't those sooooo cute!  I hope you enjoyed seeing them!  Thanks so much for visiting!!

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Friday, January 12, 2018

January Club Card...Love You So Much!

Yesterday was my monthly club meeting!  🙌  I LOVE these nights...they make my heart happy.  Want to see the card we made?!  😁  Well hope so because here it is...

Colors: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sure Do Love You
Tools: Big Shot, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Petal Pair Textured Embossing Folder
Accessories: Flirty Flamingo Baker's Twine, Delicate White Doily, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

I sure do LOVE the "Sure Do Love You" bundle.  😀 Oh man!  I will be sharing some fun things I've made with the framelits.  But for now...what do you think about this card?  I kinda love it!  And want to share a fun tip when you are crafting...if you don't know what to make...simply find a card you like and change it up to make something new!

Lots of times I get asked "how do you come up with card ideas?"  One of my tricks is to find a layout I love and just re-make it with new stamps/papers!  Makes something totally new!  So wanted to share the card that this card idea came from.  I received the card on the left in a swap at the last Stampin' Up! convention that I went to...

...and I just LOVED it.  So I re-made it and look how fun it is in the gorgeous lovey theme! What do you think?  What are your favorite tricks when you need crafty ideas? 

One of my fave things on this card is the gold embossed banner...

Look how fabulous!  And let me just say...the "Painted With Love" paper is. so. AMAZING!  I mean seriously...it has these shiny gold on one side of all the patterns...and is just lucious. 

Look at this pattern we used on the card...

And check out the whole paper pack...

So. Beautiful!!! 😍 

And just because you may want to see the card one last time.  Hee...

Hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Epic Celebrations...it's Sale-A-Bration time!!!

Sale-A-Bration time is DEFINITELY an epic celebration!  Earning FREE exclusive paper crafting products...YES! PLEASE!!!  One of my FAVE sets is the "Epic Celebration" set.  I have a tween, that loves all things converse always has headphones in her ears.  Haha.  So kinda perfect.  But would be fun for any age group!  Today I'm sharing the first card I made with this set...

Colors: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Calpyso Coral, So Saffron
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, So Saffron
Stamps: Epic Celebration
Tools: Big Shot, Lots of Labels Framelits
Accessories: Linen Thread, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Bermuda Bay Blends Markers

Kinda loving the card layout.  I found it online, and I think it will be one I use a lot.  Also, look at how fun this whole set is...

LOVE IT!  I decided to shimmer up the shoes with the Wink of Stella Glimmer brush...

Love the touch that gives!  And guess what?!?!  I made these cards for a swap, and I needed some more of the Bermuda Bay colored Enamel Shapes.  So what did I do?!  Well...I colored some silver ones with the Bermuda Bay Blends marker!!!  LOVE those markers!!!

And I LOVE those headphones...

What do you think about this set?!  Check out some samples from Stampin' Up! made with this set...

I just love it!  So fun and trendy!

Let me know if you have any questions! 

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Mermaid Happy Day...

Oh Happy Day!!  The Occasions catalog is in full swing!  And my FAVORITE suite is the "Myths & Magic" Suite.  Oh my goodness.  The first time I saw these products, I almost cried I was SOOO excited!  Here is a super fun card I made using some of it...

Colors: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Basic Gray
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Shimmer White Cardstock (for stamping mermaid)
Stamps: Magical Day, Thoughtful Banners (greeting)
Tools: Big Shot, Magical Mates Framelits
Accessories: Silver Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Myths & Magics Specialty Washi Tape

I have used this card layout quite a bit.  And it just seemed so perfect to use with the FABULOUS SHIMMERY washi tape!  You need to see this in person to totally appreciate it.  But it. is. gorgeous...

And can we talk about the Blends markers?!  SWOON-WORTHY!  😍😍😍 Those are what I used to color this mermaid, and it was SO QUICK & easy! Look at this gorgeous gal...

When my 4-year old daughter saw her...she said, "Mom!  She looks like you!"  And I chuckled because while I was deciding how to color her, I decided that I basically wanted to make me in mermaid form.  😂  So yay!  But this was so quick to stamp, color, and cut out using the coordinating Framelits!  Here's another quick view of the card...

And cause it's always fun to see the whole bundle...

SO FABULOUS & AMAZING!!!!  Do you love it with me?!  💖💖💖

Hope you enjoy this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions!!  Thanks for visiting!!!

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Friday, January 5, 2018

TGIF Challenge - 141: Celebrate Color!

Ready for another crafty challenge?!?!  I hope so because I have one for you!  😁 How about a fun color challenge?!  I LOVE color, and it's always fun to try new color combos!  What do you think about this one?!

And what I made! ...

Colors: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Fresh Fig, Night of Navy, Silver
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Silver Foil Paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Amazing You (SAB FREE!)
Tools: Big Shot, Celebrate You Thinlits (SAB FREE!), Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Delicate White Doily, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Fresh Fig 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, Silver Baker's Twine

Can you spy the new products?!  There are fabulous Sale-A-Bration items used here that you can earn for FREE!!!!  Woot!!! 🙌   This year there is a FREE Thinlit set that coordinates with a FREE stamp set!  I. Am. So. Excited!!!!

Just look how cute! ...

I used the new Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper for the whole card base front to make it extra fancy...and it is SO SPARKLY and gorgeous! Swoon!  😍

What do you think?!  Can't wait to see what you make!  Head on over to the TGIF challenge blog to play along! 

Let me know if you have any questions!

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