Saturday, February 25, 2017

Episode 100- Carousel Birthday gift bag

Hello my crafty peeps! Can you believe this is my 100th episode?! Squee!
Disclaimer:
Ok, ignore the fact that the pattern is upside down. Learn from my mistakes. The side you're punching is the bottom of your bag. Plan your pattern accordingly. Lol.

Now that the PSA is out of the way...isn't this an awesome bag? Pretend the pattern is going the right way. There is a learning curve to working with the punch boards but once you get the hang of it, and using Stampin' Up! paper and cardstock, you will get wonderful customized results. Who doesn't like their card to match their gift wrapping? And seriously this stamp set is awesome! The whole suite is awesome.
Don't forget Carousel Birthday is this month's Stamp of the Month. I have to close out the hostess code today so place your $35 minimum purchase if you haven't already. Click here for more info
Hostess code ENA4J3SK


  • Carousel Birthday stamp set- 142832
  • Cupcakes & Carousels DSP- 142744
  • Tempting Turquoise CS- 102067 
  • Tempting Turquiose Stampin' Pad- 126952
  • Whisper White CS- 100730
  • Organza Ribbon- 114319
  • Gift Bag Punch Board- 135862 
  • Big Shot- 143263
  • Layering Ovals framelits- 141706
  • Stitched Shapes framelits- 145372
  • Bone Folder- 102300
  • Tear & Tape- 138995

Friday, February 24, 2017

Episode 99-Unboxing

Hello my crafty peeps!
I'm going to keep this short and sweet. With as much planning as I've done I still have so much to do before going on vacation. Anyone else find that by crossing 1 thing of your to-do list leads to more things added to said to-do list? It's never-ending! Lol. I'm also starting my training for becoming an Independent Contractor with Academy Travels/Mickeyvacations.com so I can start booking Disney vacations for others. I'm so excited about this!
Today's video is an unboxing. So grab yourself a cuppa and relax.


  • 102544 Rose Red CS
  • 122923 Island Indigo CS
  • 131184 Regals Stampin' Pads
  • 131197 Bermuda Bay CS
  • 133773 Sponge Daubers
  • 138337 Mint Macron
  • 138434 Brights DSP 
  • 138435 Neutrals DSP
  • 138437 Subtles DSP
  • 141694 Very Vanilla stitched ribbon
  • 141701 Delicate Paper Doilies
  • 142770 Tasty Treats DSP
  • 142971 Suite Sentiments stamp set
  • 142891 Birdcage Builder stamp set
  • 142906 Bookcase Builder stamp set
  • 104331 SNAIL refill
  • 104430 Stmapin' Dimensionals
  • 101406 Staz On Jet Black ink pad
  • 111351 Pink Pirouette CS
  • 142847 Super Duper stamp set
  • 144728 Dragonfly Dreams bundle
  • 145181 Cool Treats bundle
  • Sale-a-bration products
  • 143830 Inside the Lines DSP
  • 14333 Hey, Chick stamp set
  • 143833 Card Tin
  • 143608 Carried Away DSP
  • 143359 Designer Tee stamp set
  • 143348 Any Occasions stamp set


Until next time...happy crafting!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Episode 98- Tips & Techniques- DIY Stamped Labels

Hello my crafty peeps!
I don't know about y'all but I would be lost without my planner. Especially now that I've got so much going on with all my ventures and family life. I know that there are other out there who are just like me. Just look at how popular life planning is. It's been turned into a bit of an art form. I love that it's gotten a crafty makeover. I mean, this is something I'm looking at multiple times a day. I want it to be pretty as well as functional. And being a DIY diva, I've got to do some DIY projects for my planner. The biggest DIY was actually making the planner. I purchased the PDF from an etsy shop (click here for the one I use), printed it onto a cardstock weight paper (cause this baby was going to get a lot of use), and bound it with my bind-it-all. Then it was time for stickers. I went to my local office supply store and purchased all kinds of Avery and Post-it products. Today I'm showing you how you can take Avery labels and use your Stampin' Up! products to quickly decorate them.


  • Timeless Textures stamp set- 140517
  • Clear Block H- 118490
  • Sweet Sugarplum Stampin' Pad- 141395
  • Peekaboo Peach Stampin' Pad- 141398
  • Avery 5422 labels
Until next time...happy crafting!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Episode 97- Project Life- Picture Perfect card

Hello my crafty peeps!


I've been hard at work getting all my videos and blog posts ready before my Disney vacation. As I'm writing this the countdown is at 9 days! With a snowstorm coming I'm looking forward to being in the warmer Florida weather. And that's the inspiration for today's project. I'm trying to get my Project Life album as ready as I can before I go so I can quickly add photos and finishing touches when I get back. I'm even going so far as to plan what type of photos I'll need. Yes, I'm at that level of crazy. Lol. I thought this card turned out wonderfully graphic. A perfect balance to the photos I'll be placing around it. The Sending Love DSP is gorgeous! Who doesn't love a red diagonal stripe? Perfect for so many occasions. The Pun Intended stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorites. It so...punny! Yea...I went there. Lol. I truly advice saving up or hosting a party to get those hostess rewards for this set. You won't regret it.


  • Pun Intended stamp set- 141804 
  • Project Life Cards & Labels frame-lits- 135707
  • Stitched Shapes frame-lits- 145372
  • Sending Love DSP (3" x 4")- 142733
  • Basic Black CS (2 1/2" x 2 1/2")- 121045
  • Whisper White CS (scrap)- 100730
  • Archival Basic Black Stampin' Pad- 140931 
  • Clear Block D- 118485
  • Clear Block G- 118489
Until next time...happy crafting!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Episode 96- Lift Me Up Slider Card

Hello my crafty peeps!

I hope y'all are having a wonderful day! I was so happy with how this card turned out. I wish photos could do it justice. And it's so much fun! I was showing it to my son, you know, making it slide back and forth while giggling, and he just looked at me like I was crazy. Lol. I really hope y'all give this slider a try. The Sliding Star Frame-lits make it so easy to make fun interactive cards.


  • Lift Me Up bundle-144712
  • Sliding Star frame-lits- 141820
  • Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper- 140550
  • Copper Foil- 142020
  • Soft Sky CS- 131203
  • Whisper White CS- 100730
  • Big Shot- 143263
  • Magnetic Platform- 130658
  • Craft White Stampin' Pad- 101780
  • Archival Basic Black Stampin' Pad- 140931
  • Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder- 141636
  • Versamark ink pad- 102283
  • Embossing buddy- 103083
  • Heat tool- 129053
  • Foam Adhesive Strips- 141825
  • Stampin' Dimensionals- 104430
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue- 110755

Until next time...happy crafting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Episode 95- Tips & Techniques Tuesday- Note Card Gift Box

Hello my crafty peeps!


Happy Valentine's Day! Hearts and Chocolates and love, oh my!
Today I'm going to show you how to make your own gift boxes to hold card sets. I've been using the Whisper White note cards to make a gift set for my mother and sister and wanted something to hold them and keep them safe as we travel to Florida. And to help identify whose is whose. It's fairly simple to accomplish, especially if you're better at math than I am. Lol


  • Smoky Slate CS- 131202 
  • Watermelon Wonder CS- 138334
  • Basic Black CS- 121045
  • Fast Fuse- 129026
  • Stampin' Trimmer- 126889
  • Bone Folder- 102300
Until next time...happy crafting!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Episode 94- Very Valentine- Valentine Shaker card

Hello my crafty peeps!


This is my last Very Valentine project for the year and since it's been a while since I've made a shaker card, I decided to go out with a bang! For those of you who ordered the Sealed with Love bundle or the Love Notes framelits you can follow along with the video. Those of you who weren't able to get the Love notes framelits before they went on backorder will have to substitute one of the hearts from the Sweet and Sassy framelits.

Until next time...happy crafting!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Episode 93- Thankful Thursday- Lacy Thank You card

Hello my crafty peeps!

Welcome to another Thankful Thursday! I've got a pretty simple project using the Sale-a-bration Delicate Details stamp set. The hardest part of this card is stamping the lace in different ink colors which is really not hard at all. I chose to different shades of pink to do a little ombre effect but imagine using bright rainbow colors. My advice on color choice is to pick colors in the same shade or color collection (brights, subtles, regal, ect)

Until next time...happy crafting!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Episode 92- Avante Garden Birthday notecards

Hello my crafty peeps!



I hope everyone is doing well today! As I'm writing this, it's snowing outside and it's freezing! I'm looking forward to the warmer weather for our Disney vacation.
Lately, I've been reaching for the Whisper White notecards a lot. It's just so easy to grab one and my box o' scraps and put together a quick card.
Today I'm showing you a few ways you can use the Sale-a-bration Avante Garden stamp set. This is a versatile set and it's really sweet.

Until next time...happy crafting!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Episode 91- Very Valentine- Treat Box

Hello my crafty peeps!

It won't be long before Valentine's Day is upon us! I really love the white gift boxes from Stampin' Up! They are food safe and the perfect size to fill with all kinds of goodies from candies to cookies. They're so quick and easy to decorate. You can whip up a whole batch of these while you're cookies are cooling. The  Sending Love Suite helps to make it even easier. There's so many cute embellishments and accents.

Until next time...happy crafting!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Episode 90- Project Life- Mickey card

Hello my crafty peeps!

I hope y'all are having a great day! My day is always a little brighter when Disney is involved. We've got our family Disney vacation coming up and I'm trying to get some of my Project Life album ready before we leave. I always put a lot of work into my Disney albums and it can take me months to complete. This will be the first time I won't be doing a traditional scrapbook. I'm hoping that I can use Project Life to have an awesome looking album that will take less time to put together.
Today's project uses the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to make a fun Mickey head. I love how the A Little Foxy DSP matches the Striped 12 x 12 album from Stampin' Up!

Until next time...happy crafting!