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Friday, July 29, 2016

Foxy Friends Stamper With Stampin' Up!

Happy Friday my friends!  I have a fun and different project to share with you today!  Between my browsing through Pinterest and multiple different Stampin' Up! Facebook groups, I have been seeing a lot of samplers being made - I saw a lot of really cute summer and Christmas ones, so I decided to make a Foxy Friends sampler!  It was so easy to do because this stamp set gives you so many options for cute little critters!

I created the sampler using 4 single critter images, and for the middle, I made a little scene with a critter to balance out the middle.  I think it turned out really cute and I'm so excited to make more of these!

I just got a sneak at the new Holiday Catalog, and there are a lot of things in there that will be so cute to make fall, Halloween, and Christmas samplers!

This will also be a great project to offer for classes this fall!  Can you guys tell I'm excited, LOL?  I hope you like this as much as I do, so please let me know what you think and as always, I have the products used linked down below.

Also be sure you look at the post before this one - I announced that a few days ago, my website hit 10,000 views, which is so amazing!  To thank you, I am doing a giveaway, so check that post to see what you need to do to enter!  I love all of you so much!

I won't have another video until Monday - I am leaving this afternoon for a relaxing weekend in Door County with my best friend!  I hope you all have a great weekend!

love and hugs,

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Hey everyone!  I have something super exciting going on!  Yesterday I reached 10,000 views on my website and I have all of you to thank for that!  I am so excited!

To celebrate, I am going to be giving away one of the new, limited-time Thoughtful Branches Bundles!

To enter this giveaway, the only requirements are that you need to be a US Resident, and follow my website by email!  There is a spot under the banner on the right side to enter your email to follow my website!  You will only get an email on the days that I post new content to my website!

I will pick one winner on August 5th.  Thank you so much again, I love you all and can't wait to see what the future brings!

love and hugs,

Hi Color Challenge Card With Stampin' Up!

Hey all my crafty friends!  I hope you are having a super week so far!  It's almost the weekend, yay!  I have a super pretty card to share with you today and I love it!  This card is inspired by my team's weekly color challenge, and this week's colors are Bermuda Bay, Perfect Plum, and Wisteria Wonder.  Again, these are colors I probably never would have put together, so these challenges are great!  We just had a neighbor move across the sidewalk from us, so I am making a little basket of goodies to put on their porch for a little welcome gift!

I love how this card came out, and I really love these Large Letter Framelits!  They are perfect for short sentiments and words!

I'd really like to know what you think about this card, because I just love it LOL!  There is a link to all the products down below for you guys!  I will have another video for you tomorrow!  Love you guys!

love and hugs,

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Missing You Card With Stampin' Up!

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It is the middle of the week!  Thankfully I just have today and tomorrow left of work, then I have a nice 4 day weekend!  My friend and I are headed up to Door County on Friday afternoon for a nice weekend away, and I need it bad LOL!  I have some fun projects lined up for you this week since I won't be making any videos this weekend!

My first video for this week is a Miss You card for my team's weekly theme challenge.  We don't have a lot of miss you stamps, but I found one that I think is really pretty from the Places You'll Go stamp set - it is just a really beautiful font!

This card also features the new Thoughtful Branches stamp set, which will only be available from August 2nd - 31st, 2016.  It is a really beautiful set and also has coordinating dies that will be available as a bundle.  If you like the Sheltering Tree set, you'll also like this one, and this one has a lot of elements that Sheltering Tree doesn't have.

If you watched my video, you'll know in the sample card I made, I totally smudged the sentiment so I fixed it by stamping it on a layer piece that I punched out and popped it up with Dimensionals.  I think I definitely like the second version better, with the sentiment just stamped on the layer of the card, but I'd like to know what you think!

I'll be back with another project tomorrow.  Thanks so much for watching, and I have all the products used today linked down below.  Happy crafting!

love and hugs,

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Trash Bin Winner!

Hi my crafty friends!  Just a super quick video to announce the winner of my Paper Pumpkin Trash Bin from my Pretty Pink Box video from about a week ago!  Thanks everyone for your comments, I love reading them all!  You'll never know when there is going to be a hidden giveaway, so be sure to watch to the end of all my videos and watch my blog posts as well!  Congrats to the winner!

love and hugs,

Layered Candy Box With Stampin' Up!

Hey everyone!  I hope your weekend is going well!  It's a rainy and stormy day here today, so it is a perfect day to be in my craft room catching up!  I have a video for you guys today showing you the Popcorn Box Dies and matching stamp set.  This box is so cute and the possibilities are endless with it!  I found a tutorial on how to make a template so you can layer the outside of it, giving you even more options!  I'm a huge fan of layers, so I took full advantage!

For this box, I decided to make it into a candy box.  What I did with this box is super simple, but you can decorate it as elaborate as you'd like!  I think the Silver Metallic Thread really adds something to it!  I have a photo down below of my box, as well as a link to all the products for easy shopping!

I hope you like this project, let me know what you think!

love and hugs,

August Stamp Club Information

Happy Sunday morning everyone!  I have a really quick video here for signups for my August Stamp Club!  This month I am using the Foxy Friends Bundle!

Here is the information on the August Stamp Club:

-  $45 includes the Foxy Friends Stamp, the Fox Builder Punch, materials to make 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs), a photo of each card, and shipping

-  Sign ups close July 31st

-  Kits will ship by August 10th (and may be before that date)

-  US only

-  No commitment

-  Comment on my YouTube Video, on this blog post, or email me at and I will give you instructions on payment.

-  Contact me for any questions!

I hope you join me this month for this super cute stamp club!  I'll be back later today with 2 more videos!

love and hugs,

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Love You Color Challenge Card With Stampin' Up!

Hi everyone!  Happy Thursday!  I am so glad it is almost Friday, it has been a long week for me so far!  Today I have a really simple card to share with you for my team's color challenge for this week.  This week's colors were Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, and Basic Black.  When I first saw the colors, I had no idea what to do or how I was going to make those colors go together - these are colors I never would have used!

I'll have a close up photo of my card down below, and a link to all the products I used on this card as well.  I'll be back this weekend with at least 1 video.  I hope you have a great rest of your week!

love and hugs,

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Christmas in July Challenge With Stampin' Up!

Hi everyone!  I hope everyone had a manageable Monday!  I don't usually post videos on Mondays, but my schedule is a little messed up this week due to people being on vacation, so I thought I'd post a quick video for you guys!

Today's video is for my team's weekly theme challenge.  This week's challenge is Christmas in July, and it's coming right up!  Christmas in July also happens to be my dad's birthday!  I created a pretty simple card using some of the DSP from the new Annual Catalog, and a returning favorite stamp set!

This is a really fun stamp set to use different color combinations and come up with different wreaths!  This one is great for making a wreath for every season, and non-traditional wreaths too!  I will have the dimensions listed down below, along with a link to all the products I used today.  I hope you like my card, let me know what you think!

Very Vanilla
8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
3 1/4 x 3 1/4

Cherry Cobbler
5 3/8 x 4 1/8
3 3/8 x 3 3/8

5 1/4 x 4

love and hugs,

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Pretty Pink Gorgeous Grunge Box With Stampin' Up!

Happy Saturday night everyone!  It will probably be almost Sunday morning by the time this post is up, but it is Saturday night as I'm doing this!  I spent a good part of the day at the pool today and took a nap, because you know sunbathing is hard work LOL!  Now I'm probably going to be up all night!

The tutorial I have for you today is a bit of a long one, just because it does have 2 components, and it is a 3D item.  I got this idea originally from another tutorial on YouTube, but I changed mine up a little bit.  I changed some of the measurements, and I did mine in a pink theme.  I love how the pink turned out!  The original tutorial had a rainbow theme, and that was really cute too!  You could do this in so many different colors - the possibilities are endless!  This would be a great item to personalize to the person's favorite colors!

In the original sample I made, I used Melon Mambo for the base of the box, and used Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo as the colors on the wrap of the box.

In the sample I made on video for you, I used all the same, except I used Flirty Flamingo for the base of the box!

I love how these turned out!  They are great for a gift card or any small gift!  I will have the dimensions listed down below, as well as a link to all the supplies I used today!

Be sure to watch the video to the very end for a little giveaway!  I appreciate you guys so much, and love the positive comments and likes I get!  You are what keep me doing what I'm doing!  Thanks for watching and I'll be back next week with more videos!  Happy crafting!

7 1/4 x 9
Score on long side at:  3/4, 8 1/4
Score on short side at:  3/4, 3 1/4, 4 , 6 1/2

7 x 7 1/2
Score on long side at:  3/4, 3 3/8, 4 3/16, 6 3/4

love and hugs,

Friday, July 15, 2016

Swirly Bird Color Challenge Thank You Card With Stampin' Up!

Happy Friday my stamping friends!  I hope you all have some fun planned for the weekend!  It is supposed to be beautiful here tomorrow, so my friend and I are going to go lay out at the pool, have lunch, and some drinks tomorrow!  Sunday the weather isn't looking great, so it looks like Sunday will be a great day to stay home and craft!

Today I have a fun color challenge thank you card!  This card is for my team's weekly color challenge, which this week includes Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White.  I used the Swirly Bird stamp set to make my own fun background paper and made this pretty simple card!

I love how the color of the Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach look together - its just so summery and fun!  I hope you enjoyed this card too, let me know what you think!  A link to all products used will be linked down below for your shopping pleasure!

Stay tuned for my next video, which will be up Saturday or Sunday, and I have a fun box project to share!

love and hugs,

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Baby Theme Challenge Card With Stampin' Up!

Hey crafty friends!  Is everyone having a good week so far?  I have a day off tomorrow and we are bringing little Olivia to her first vet appointment and I am hoping we can visit the farmer's market tomorrow evening if it isn't too hot!  Otherwise I may go lay out at our local manmade swimming pool with beach and get my tan on and some swimming!  We'll see what the day brings!

Anyway, I have a clean and simple baby card to share with you today!  This card is for our team's weekly theme challenge, which this week is baby cards!  This is a CASE I saw on Pinterest, and I thought it was so cute!

This card features just one die and one stamp set, making it a really simple card to make!  This would also be a great card to mass produce and use as a shower invite or shower thank you, just changing up the sentiment a little bit!

I hope you like this card, let me know what you think!  A link to all products used today is listed down below for easy reference!  Also, don't forget that Bonus Days is going on right now, so for every $50 you spend at, you will get a $5 coupon to use in August!  Just let me know if you have any questions!  Happy stamping!

love and hugs,

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Baby Bear Thank You Card With Stampin' Up!

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I am here to share one of the cards that is in my card club for this month!  Let me know soon if you are interested, I still have a few spots open and have already started shipping kits!  I got inspiration for this card from Pinterest, but changed a few things and I love how it turned out!

I apologize for the editing and all the noise in this video!  The lawn guys were outside doing their thing, and I had Olivia locked in the room with me because she couldn't behave and you probably didn't want to hear hissing and growling from her biting Smokie's ears and ankles!  She still caused a bit of a disruption, lol!  And I had to do a little editing because my parents stopped over in the middle of my video!  I hope you enjoy anyway!

This card features a lot of Crumb Cake and Night of Navy, which is also found in the Affectionately Yours DSP.  One of the many great things about Stampin' Up! is that you can pick any DSP and it will tell you exactly what colors go with it, so you don't have to try and figure out what colors they are!  It makes it super quick to throw a card together!

I will post a photo of this card, along with the dimensions used and a link to all the products down below!

Crumb Cake
4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2
3 1/4 x 3 1/4
1 x 3 1/2

Night of Navy
4 1/8 x 5 3/8
3 1/2 x 3 1/2
1 1/4 x 3 3/4

4 x 5 1/4

love and hugs,

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Color Challenge Baby Card With Stampin' Up!

Hey everyone!  Happy Friday night/Saturday morning!  I took a nap after work so now I'm probably going to be up all night!  But what better place to spend it than in the craft room!  Tonight I have a card for you guys that is for my team's weekly color challenge.  This week's colors are Smoky Slate, Dapper Denim, and Pool Party.  I designed a fun baby card using 2 different stamp sets and I think it looks pretty cute!

I used the Every Occasion set to make my own background paper, and I love how it turned out!  I will have a link to all the products I used today down below for you!

Also, just to let you know I do have a few grab boxes of Stampin' Up! stamp sets available in my Etsy shop at and I have lowered the price to $50!  There are only 2 left, so grab them while you can!  Happy crafting everyone I hope you have a great weekend!

love and hugs,

Thursday, July 7, 2016

More Grab Boxes Listed On Etsy!

Hey everyone!  Just a super quick video to let you know that I was able to list more grab boxes in my Etsy shop!

I have listed 2 more Craft Supply Grab Boxes that are $50 including shipping, and I've also listed 2 Stampin' Up! Stamp Set Grab Boxes that are $100 including shipping!  The stamp set grab boxes will have a minimum of 12 full stamp sets, but probably more!

Be sure to watch my Etsy shop in the next few days, I may be able to list a few more of each of these grab boxes!  I hope you all enjoy what you get!  Most that I sent out today are a mix of items, but one person was lucky and has a Mini Minc Machine in theirs!  I have no idea which ones they are, I didn't label them until after they were all sealed up!  Enjoy and happy shopping!

love and hugs,

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Theme Challenge Thank You Card With Stampin' Up!

Hi everyone!  I'm here to share a quick and simple thank you card that I made as part of my team's theme challenge for this week!  I have a super simple tutorial for you in this video and little miss Olivia is in the video too!  I'll have a photo of the card below, along with the dimensions and products used!

Flirty Flamingo
8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

Sweet Sugarplum
5 3/8 x 4 1/8

5 3/8 x 1 1/4 (you'll need 3 of these)

I hope you liked this super simple card today!  Happy crafting!

love and hugs,

Sale In My Etsy Shop!

Hey everyone!  I am here with a super quick video to tell you about my grab boxes and a sale I'm having!  Please watch the video (Smokie is in it for a second or so!) and see below for the codes and dates!

Use code MEOW25 for 25% off your entire order from now through July 19th, 2016.
Use code MEOWSHIP for free shipping anytime!

Only one coupon code can be used.  Happy shopping!

love and hugs,

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Foxy Friends Kitty Card With Stampin' Up!

Hey there everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend!  I've been spending so much time in my craft room and I'm loving it!  Today I am sharing with you the card I made for my team swaps for Stampin' Up!  I'm totally in love with this one!  I am the host of the swap this month and there was an odd number of people, so I am on both teams and made 44 of this card!  It was a lot of layers and cutting, but once I got the cutting done, whipping these together was a breeze!

I'll have a photo of my card down below, along with the measurements I used, and a link to all the products used as well!  I hope you love this card as much as I do!  Let me know what you think!  This would be a great card to try with all the other animals you can make with this set too!

Watermelon Wonder
8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
2 1/8 x 5 1/4

Basic Black
5 3/8 x 4 1/8

Mint Macaron
5 1/4 x 4

Affectionately Yours DSP
2 x 5 1/8

love and hugs,

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Corset Decor Piece with Stampin' Up! & Sa Crafters

Hey everyone!  I have a bit of a different project to share with you today!  Back before I started with Stampin' Up!, I did a lot of altering.  I loved to alter boxes, frames, storage pieces, whatever I could find!  I made so many gifts this way and I loved doing it!  I wanted to incorporate the two worlds of altering and Stampin' Up! together, and I think I accomplished that today!  I used the Small Corset Chipboard Album from Sa Crafters to create this decor piece for my craft room, and I love how it turned out!  This isn't a tutorial video, just because these projects do take a little longer than a card, but check out the video to learn how I created this item!

Here is the overall look of my project, and there is a bit of a lot of things I love!  Pink, bling, and glitter!

Here is an up close that you can see how shimmery the Clear Wink of Stella and the Crumb Cake Ink look on the chipboard!

This is an up close of the piece I layered together for my initial.

I hope you enjoyed this project, I'm dying to know what you think!  I have all the Stampin' Up! products that I used linked down below!  Happy crafting friends!

love and hugs,

Friday, July 1, 2016

Updated Craft Room Tour July 2016

Hey everyone, happy Friday!  I hope some of you are out enjoying a long weekend!  The weather is going to be beautiful here all weekend and for the rest of my vacation, so that is great!  Usually this weekend we get rain, so I'm super excited!

I am here to share with you an update on my craft room!  A few weeks ago my hubby and I went down to Chicago to go to IKEA to pick up a few things to make some changes to my craft room.  I recently went through my room and removed most of the items that I wasn't using that was non-Stampin' Up! and had a rummage sale.

I am fortunate enough to have the space in my drawers that each "item" can have it's own drawer, which makes it so easy on me for finding things and for organization!  There are only a few things in my main desk drawers that share a drawer due to me needing them right on hand.

This is a pretty long video, so I'm going to make this post short, but be sure to check out the video if you'd like to see an update, and I have some photos down below.  Enjoy!

love and hugs,