Saturday, December 31, 2016

Project Life cards- Sending Love

Hello my crafty peeps!

Can you believe it's time to start thinking about Valentines day already? I swear the older I get the faster time flies. I'm pretty new to the Project Life phenomena and...yea...I'm addicted. I can pre-make cards and pages for upcoming events really easy. That's what I did for the Hello December 2016 set. All I have to do now is add photos and journaling. It's a time saver for sure.

Today's project is all about making your own PL cards. I'm using the Sealed with Love bundle from the new Occasions catalog. There are so many options with this set! Lovin' it!

Whisper White CS- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Basic Black CS- scrap
Sending Love DSP- 2 6 x 6 sheets

Until next time...happy crafting!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thankful Thursday- Lift Me Up card

Hello my crafty peeps!

We've got another fun project using products from the Occasions 2017 catalog! I'm a big fan of hot air balloons. Maybe it's my love for Jules Verne manifesting. Lol. There's a lot of easy dimension in this card and some ink blending which is a technique I haven't shown before. Join me as we lift gently into the evening sky...

Very Vanilla CS- 4 1/4 x 11
Basic Black CS- 3 1/4 x 4
Whisper White CS- 4 x 5 1/4

Remember the Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-bration starts January 4, 2017!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Easy Elegance: Ferris Wheel Birthday card

Hello my crafty peeps!

I've got a new project for you using some new product! So exciting! I have fallen in love with the Cupcakes and Carousels suite. All the products are gorgeous and have just the right amount of vintage goodness. Want to join in the fun? The Occasions Catalog goes live January 4th which is also when Sale-a-bration starts!

Very Vanilla CS- 4 1/4 x 11
Peekaboo Peach- 4 x 5 1/4
Very Vanilla CS- 1 x 4
Basic Black CS- 1 x 4 1/2

Until next time...happy crafting!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Occasions & Sale-a-bration 2017 walk through & tutorial

Hello my crafty peeps!

It's Sale-a-bration time! Starting January 4-March 31 you will be able to pick 1 product from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every $50 you spend. That's pretty awesome! And we've got a new Occasions catalog for our spring and summer months. You can start ordering from that catty January 4th. There's some gorgeous products. Join me as I take you on a jaunty walk through the catty & SAB brochure.

Update: I've been informed that we can't show the catalog until Jan. 4 so my walk-through video will relaunch then. 

And here's a little project using one of the Sale-a-bration products

Very Vanilla CS- 4 1/4 x 11
Basic Black CS- 4 x 5 1/4
Old Olive CS- 3 3/4 x 5
Whisper White CS- 3 1/2 x 4 3/4

Until next time...happy crafting!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Unboxing- Online Extravaganza! and Occasions/ Sale-a-bration pre-order

Hello my crafty peeps!

Who's ready for the holidays? I say that I am but I keep finding little things that still need to be done. Ain't that always the way. Lol. I've taken a break this week from project videos so I can get caught up and work out my game plan for the coming year. Speaking of the New Year, did everyone hear about my giveaway? See my post from last Saturday for more detail and to enter!

My next project video will be featuring new product from the Occasions catalog that will go live on my shopping site January 4. This will also begin Sale-a-bration, a wonderful time during which you can earn free product for every $50 you purchase.

My video for today is an unboxing of what I grabbed during the Online Extravaganza! I've already used some of the products in previous tutorial. So far I have loved everything I have acquired from Stampin' Up! It's great to find a company that you can count on delivering quality products.
I'm also adding the unboxing for my Occasions and Sale-a-bration pre-order. Figured I get both out of the way so I can get back to creating!

Until next time...happy crafting and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

New Year's Giveaway!!

Hello my crafty peeps!

Who's excited for the New Year? I think it's so therapeutic to learn from the past and let it go so we can embrace the future.  For me, the New Year is a time to reevaluate and make positive changes. To set the goals I want to achieve in the next year. Granted, this is something that can be done at any time but..this is how I like to roll.

In the spirit of New Year's I've put together a giveaway for y'all. I'm putting together not one but two prize packs. One will be more of a travel theme and the other will be Holiday themed. There might even be some sneak peaks from the new Occasions catalog. Both will have a selection of paper and a die cut of each Stitched Shapes Framelits cut from Whisper White cardstock. And the rest will be a surprise!

So what do you have to do to enter? Use the widget at the bottom of this post.

1. Leave a comment here answering this question...
What is one of your New Year's Resolutions?
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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Jingle Bell Earrings & Gift Bag

Hello my crafty peeps!

Welcome to day 12 of my 12 days of Christmas! This is it! The finish line has been reached and the trophies handed out. It's been a wild ride and I had so much fun designing projects. I've learned a lot and hope I can do even better next year. Oh, yes. There will be a next year. Lol.

I wanted to show you how you can use Stampin' Up! products for more that just cardmaking and memory keeping. Let's grab some jewelry making supplies from our local craft store and make some earrings! And...let's make a gift bag using the gift bag punch board. There was a bit of a learning curve for the punch board, mostly because I can't remember where I put the full instructions... Yep. This is my life. Lol. But...once I figured it out things went pretty well. Join me on my journey of discovery!

I've got an announcement to make so be sure to check in here Tuesday to find out what the news is!

Until next time...happy crafting and Happy Holidays!

Fancy Frost SDSP- 5" x 10"
Real Red CS- scrap

Additional items needed:
Earring wires
Small jump rings
Eye pins
Needle nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Beads of your choice

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Holly Jolly Jingle card

Hello my crafty peeps!

It's day 11 of my 12 days of Christmas! How many of us are ready for Christmas? I feel like I'm pretty ready. The shopping for the kiddos is done and I'm just waiting on a good time to sit down and watch White Christmas while wrapping presents. It's my thing. Lol. Can you believe my boyfriend had never seen White Christmas until last year when I made him help me wrap? Yes, he did live under a rock. He says it was quite a nice rock.

On to today's project. Another card! I'm using the Holly Jolly layers hostess stamp set and just like the Cozy Critters set you can only get it using Stampin' Rewards. See my last post if you want more info. This is a really awesome set to make quick and elegant cards and tags and anything else you would want to add a nice sentiment to.

Whisper White CS- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" & scrap to stamp sentiment
Basic Black CS- 4" x 5 1/4"
This Christmas DSP- 3 3/4" x 5"
Garden Green CS- 2 1/2" x 2 1/2 "

Until next time...happy crafting and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Foxy Cozy Critter card

Hello my crafty peeps!

We're on day 10 of my 12 days of Christmas! Can you believe it?!

 I've got another card for you but now that we're in the final stretch I wanted to make it fairly simple so you can whip out a bunch and send them off quick. I'm still loving the Cozy Critters hostess stamp set and want to get as much use out of it as I can until it's retired. Which it will be after Jan. 4th. The good news is that we have fun new products coming out in our Occasions catalog! Back to Cozy Critters. It is a hostess set which means you can only get it using Stampin' Rewards which you earn on any order over $150. That's when hosting a party sounds really nice, right? Contact me if you're interested in a virtual party through Facebook or if you're local to the Bennington, Vt area we can schedule a live party. And feel free to sign up for my Classes & Kits mailing list. I'm still working out the logistics but hope to do at least one class a month.

Now..on to the video!

Old Olive CS- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2 "
This Christmas DSP- 4" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White CS- 3 3/4" x 5" & 3" x 4" & small scrap for scarf and tail piece
Cherry Cobbler 3" x 4" & 1" x 4"

Until next time...happy crafting and Happy Holidays

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Gingerbread House Ornament

Hello my crafty peeps!

It's day 9 of my 12 days of Christmas! Can you believe how fast it's going? It's going to over before I'm ready for it to be. Lol.

For today's project we're pulling out the Sweet Home bundle and making a gingerbread house. And to add a different twist, we're going to hang it from our Christmas tree! So much fun! You can decorate your house however you wish. This is what I did so just let it inspire you and above all, learn from my mistakes. Lol.

Until next time...happy crafting and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Simple Candy Cane Christmas card

Hello my crafty peeps!

Welcome to day 8 of my 12 days of Christmas! Hard to believe it's only 4 more projects. I've got so many more ideas. I'll have to start earlier next year. Lol.

Today's project is a pretty simple card that can easily be massed produced. While filming I had quite a few things go wrong. Human error is part of making something handmade. You've got to be adaptable and roll with the punches. I kept the video 'as is' so y'all can see that it's okay to make mistakes and that sometimes things don't go according to plan. Nobody is perfect and that's okay too. The important part is that you keep trying or use your imagination and creativity to come up with a solution. That's right, make some delicious lemonade with those lemons!

Until next time...happy crafting and Happy Holidays!

Download project PDF here

Candy Cane Lane Mini Gift Boxes

Hello my crafty peeps!
It's day 7 of my 12 days of Christmas. Time is flying. Soon we'll hear sleigh bells on the roof and the Jolly Elf himself 'ho, ho, ho-ing' over our cookies and milk. But before all that we still have time for some Christmas crafting. Have you checked out the Year End Closeouts yet? It's a great time to stock up on items that are retiring before you can't get them anymore. You can also pick up some items that are overstocked in the warehouse. Enough about all that, let's get to today's project.

This year my boyfriend and I will have our kiddos for Christmas! Shout out to all the blended families out there who split holidays. My Ethan is 12 and the Princess is 4. So stocking will be hung by the chimney with care with the hopes that they will be filled with fun goodies. I decided to use my new Gift Box punch board to make some little boxes so I could fill them and put them in the stockings. I'm making them so they 'explode' open. No actual explosives will be used. Lol. I've made bows to decorate the Princess's boxes and kept Ethan's plain.

Until next time... happy crafting and Happy Holidays!

Download project PDF here

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Stampin' Up! Year End Closeouts

Hello my crafty peeps!

Stampin' Up! is having their Year End Closeouts and I thought I'd share some info with y'all.

1. There's some good deals going on!

2. Remember you won't be able to order retiring products from the Holiday catalog after January 3. They will be while supplies last.
Download a PDF list of retiring holiday products here

3. Some items are overstocked so you can get them on sale before they go back to regular price on January 4th.

4. Closeout runs from December 1- January 4

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mixed Media Christmas canvas

Hello my crafty peeps!

It's day 6 of my 12 days of Christmas and I've got a special project for you. Since I've been decorating my home for the Holidays I realized I need more decorations. I love to make my own home decor and be able to completely customize it. I went into what I call my 'blanks' supplies (you know, all the things you pick up here and there with the intention of altering and making into something) I grabbed a small 4" X 4" canvas and some of my supplies and made art! For beginners the small size of the canvas is less intimidating and easier to fill with mixed media bits and pieces.
So here is a video on the process I went through to achieve the finished project. If you choose to try this at home you can keep it more simple if you like. Use the techniques that you like and make your project your own.

Until next time...happy crafting and Happy Holidays!

Candy Cane Snowman card

Hello my crafty peeps!

Welcome to day 5 of my 12 days of Christmas! I can't believe it's already December 1st. Time is flying and I've still got so many project ideas! Next year I'm going to have to start early and do more.
In the meantime, I have a cute card in the distressed style I love so much. I had so much fun designing this. And I can finally show you the best way to use the candy cane stripe decorative mask.

Until next time...happy creating and Happy Holidays!

Download project PDF here