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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Double Notepad Holder Tutorial With Stampin' Up!

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I hope your week is going well so far!  Today is my day off, and I have a few errands to run, but am hoping to spend most of the day in my craft room getting stuff done!  I am moving along quite well, and am almost finished with my next project, which is these Double Notepad Holder!  I've simplified how I'm making these from when I made them last year, and they are even quicker to make now!  This video also doubles as my project for my team's Theme Challenge for this week, which is Fall!

Down below I will have a photo of this project, a list of dimensions, and a link to all the products used.





Rich Razzleberry
8 1/2 x 5 1/4, scored at 4 and 4 1/2
3 1/8 x 1 5/8

Very Vanilla
3 x 1 1/2

DSP
5 x 3 3/4 - you will need 2 of these

I hope you like this project and enjoyed my tutorial for today!  If you follow me on social media, I will be posting all the different styles of this project if you are interested in seeing those.  Let me know what you think of this project!  I will be back later in the week with another video.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


love and hugs,

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Skinny Notepad Tutorial With Stampin' Up!

Happy Tuesday!  I am here with a tutorial!  I spent most of the weekend working on Skinny Notepads for my upcoming craft shows, so I thought I'd share with you how I made them!

A lot of people make these by getting Junior Legal Pads cut in half at the office store, but I had several packages of regular sized Legal Pads laying around, so I had my husband bring them to Office Depot and had them cut at 2.5 x 10, and constructed the holder using that size notepad.

I will have a photo down below of one of the sets I made, and I will also have the dimensions, and a link to all the products used as well.




Flirty Flamingo
5 3/4 x 10 1/4, score at 2 3/4 and 3
2 3/8 x 1 1/2

Whisper White
2 1/4 x 1 3/8

DSP
2 x 2 1/2, score at 7/8 and 1 1/8
2 5/8 x 10 1/8 - you will need 2 of these

I love how these turned out, and if you follow me on social media, I have photos posted of all the other styles I made!  I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial!  I will be back tomorrow with another video!  Thanks for watching, happy crafting!


love and hugs,

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sticky Note Holder Tutorial With Stampin' Up!

Hi everyone, happy Saturday!  I hope you are having a great weekend!  I am here for a video tutorial on Sticky Note Holders!  I did a tutorial on these back in September 2015, but since I just got finished making a little over 200 of these for upcoming craft shows, I have been getting a lot of questions on these.  I needed to make something for our team's weekly color challenge anyway, and wanted to make a few Halloween ones, so I thought I'd do a tutorial for you guys!  The colors for this week's challenge was Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Basic Black and Whisper White.




I think these turned out super cute, and the new Halloween Treat stamp set that will be available September 1st worked perfect for this project!

You can follow the tutorial then decorate however you want for any season or occasion!  I will list the measurements and score measurements below for the base of the Sticky Note Holder.

Paper Measurements
7 3/8 x 3 1/4

Score Measurements
3 1/8
3 1/2
3 7/8

As far as the pens, you can find them at Dollar Tree, Target Dollar Spot, or Wal-Mart seasonally.  I have found that Wal-Mart has them at Christmas and Valentine's Day time in the seasonal party favors.  Hobby Lobby and Party City has them as well, but I've found the ones at Wal-Mart to work the best and the cheapest.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, I have a link to the products used down below.  I'll be back next week with more tutorials!


love and hugs,

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mini Sticky Note Holder With Stampin' Up!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I have been busy working on craft show projects, and I am so happy that I'm already starting my 3rd project!  I've already mass produced all of my Mini Composition Notebooks and Writing Tablets!  Now I am starting Mini Sticky Note Holders!  These are super cute and small, and will be a really great low priced item!  These are really easy to make and are quick and inexpensive as well!






I'm making about 200 of these and so far have about 100 of them in the holder and they just need to have a decoration added to the outside of them, which I will change up with a bunch of cute stamps!

All you need to do to make these is cut a piece of Designer Series Paper at 5 x 2, and on the long side score at 1 1/2, 2, 3 1/2, and 4.  Your sticky note goes in the middle, and stick your velcro on, then decorate....that's it!  Super easy!

Make sure you follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest, I will post the finished project of all of these!  I hope you like these, let me know what you think!

I'll be back later this week with another video for you guys, happy crafting!




love and hugs,

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Santa Suit Card With Stampin' Up!

Hey everyone, happy Saturday!  I have a cute card to share with you today!  This card is created for our team's weekly color challenge, and this week's colors were Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, and Silver.  Sounded like perfect Santa colors to me!




This card was super simple to make, and would be great to add a little pocket inside to make into a gift card holder, or to mass produce these for your Christmas cards or for craft shows!

I'm sorry I was going so fast at the end, but my battery was dying.  It was so simple to put together so I know you will figure it out!

I'll be spending the rest of the weekend working on craft show projects, and will be back early next week with another video.  I hope you are having a great weekend!

love and hugs,

Friday, August 19, 2016

Big Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog PreOrder!

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm so glad it is the weekend!  I've been getting started on mass producing for craft show season, so I'm loving my weekends and days off even more!  Today I have a haul video, this is the remaining of what I had on my wishlist for the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!




These products will all be available September 1st!  If you did not get a catalog from me and would like one, or if you do not have a demonstrator already and would like one, please let me know and I will get one out to you!  I appreciate the opportunity to earn your business!

If you see something specific that you'd like me to do a video on, please let me know and I will design something for a tutorial!

I will be back tomorrow morning with a card video, and I can already tell in my head that it is going to be super cute!  I hope you all have a great weekend!  Happy crafting!

love and hugs,

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Merry Shaker Card With Stampin' Up!

Happy Tuesday crafty friends!  It is bright and early before work and I thought I'd get a tutorial in for you!  This card is for my team's theme challenge this week, which was anything in the catalog, so I decided to go with Christmas since I have been getting ready to start making Christmas craft show stuff!  This week's theme of "anything" made is so easy for me!  I was just going to make a simple card, but really wanted to make a shaker card with the Jar of Cheer stamp set!  This one is so cute and you can make little snowglobes, I love it!

I'll have a photo of the card down below, along with a list of dimensions I used, and a link to the products at the end of this post!




I make shaker cards a little different than most tutorials I've seen, and instead of just using paper on the back of the shaker piece after you've filled it with your shakey goodies, I use another piece of window sheet, so that I can actually flip the shaker piece over and make sure I have the piece that I want to show through underneath lined up perfectly.  This has solved a lot of headaches for me and I hope it helps you too!

Crumb Cake
5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

Real Red
5 3/8 x 2 1/8

Whisper White
3 1/2 x 2 1/2
3 x 2

Window Sheet
3 x 2 - you will need 2 of these

DSP
5 3/8 x 2

Let me know what you think about this card!  I love making shaker cards, even though they are a bit more work, but the outcome is always worth it!  Starting this week I will be cutting down to 2 videos per week while I start working on craft shows, so I will be back later this week with another tutorial for you!  Have a great week!


love and hugs,

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Star of Light Christmas Card With Stampin' Up!

Hey friends!  How is everyone's weekend going so far?  Mine has been great!  My friend and I went to the Packers Preseason Opener at Lambeau last night and had so much fun!  Today I slept in, ran some errands to purchase craft show project supplies, and have been in my craft room!

This evening I worked on my team's swap for this month and I love what I came up with!  I just think it is so pretty!  My card features the new Star of Light stamp set and coordinating dies that will be available through Stampin' Up! on September 1st.  This is the second time I've used this stamp set in less than a week, so it must be a good one!

I will have a photo of my card below, the dimensions I used, and a link to the products as well!




Mint Macaron
8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

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

Whisper White
5 1/4 x 4

I love how sparkly the glimmer paper is, and the gold embossing is beautiful as well.  I think this card is just so beautiful and elegant...I love it and I want to know what you think!  Until next time, happy crafting my wonderful friends!


love and hugs,

Friday, August 12, 2016

Scarecrow Thank You Card With Stampin' Up!

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm so glad it's the weekend!  Today kicks off Packers preseason, and tonight we are going to the game to celebrate the start of football season and the weekend!  The rest of the weekend I'll be busy in my craft room!  I hope you all have some fun plans for the weekend!

Today I have a fun card using the new Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and coordinating die that will be available starting September 1st.  I love this set, and there is also a coordinating stamp set for Christmas, and that one will be so fun to use too!

This is a super simple card using the stamp as the background and as the focal piece, and this is great for mass production!




I hope you like this card as much as I do, let me know what you think!  I'll be back sometime this weekend with a tutorial on my team swap card.

Also, if you are in need of a Holiday Catalog, please let me know.  I will hopefully be getting these sent out by Sunday!  Thanks for watching, and I hope you have a great weekend!


love and hugs,

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Shine Star Color Challenge Card With Stampin' Up!

Happy Thursday!  I have a card tutorial to share with you today!  This card is for my team's color challenge for this week.  This week the colors are Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Whisper White, and Basic Black.  I knew some of these blue colors would be great for an ink blending background!  I used the Dapper Denim as my card base and for some stamping, and used the Bermuda Bay and Soft Sky for a beautiful sky background.

I used one of the new stamp sets that will be available on Sepetember 1st, Star of Light.  There are some really beautiful stamps in this set and I love how this card turned out!




I'd love to know what you think about this card!  I love how pretty and dainty it looks, and I just love these colors together!  I'll be back tomorrow with another card using some more new products, this time Halloween themed!  Thanks for watching!


love and hugs,

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Stampin' Up! Holiday PreOrder!

Happy Wednesday everyone!  How is your week going?  Today is my day off and I sure have been productive so far!  We had Health Risk Assessments this morning for insurance, took Olivia to the vet for her next round of shots, I got my nails done and picked up a few new Packers shirts, and got my passport photo taken!  I got home and had 2 boxes of preorder goodies waiting for me!



This is just a small sampling of everything that is in the new Holiday Catalog!  I'm hoping I'll have some time to play tonight before I go to bed!



Also, my catalogs came today, but I'm not quite ready to send them out, I have a few things I want to add with them, so hopefully sometime this weekend I'll be shipping those out!  Please send me your name and address if you are interested in one by Sunday!

I'm hoping to have another video for you guys Thursday or Friday, but it is going to be a busy end of the week for me!  Thursday I am going out to dinner with my aunt to celebrate her birthday, and Friday my best friend and I are headed to the Packers Preseason Opener!  I'm hoping to get a video filmed tomorrow for you, and then I'll be back this weekend with at least 1 more video!

Happy crafting!

love and hugs,

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Love Theme Challenge Card With Stampin' Up!

Hey everyone, happy Tuesday!  I hope you're week is going good so far!  I have a super quick video to share with you today!  This card is for my team's theme challenge for the week, which is love.  I decided to use a little tutorial I saw posted on Jennifer McQuire's FB page today and use it for my pink love card today!

It is super simple to do, but just took a little bit of time to die cut and trim everything.  In this video, I walk you through the process.





I think this card turned out really pretty, and it is totally different!  This is something I never would have thought of without some of those other awesome tips and tricks out there!  I have a link down below for all products used today.

Be sure to stay tuned tomorrow, I will have an unboxing video of some of the new holiday products I ordered.  Also my catalogs will be here tomorrow, and I am still working on some things to send out with my catalogs, so be sure to let me know if you are interested in a catalog.


love and hugs,

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Warmest Wishes Altered Notepad With Stampin' Up!

Hey crafty friends!  Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone has had a good weekend so far!  I've had a pretty good one - we got lots of sun yesterday and ate a lot of good fair food and drank a lot of lemonade!  Today I had breakfast with a friend and went grocery shopping - now I'm home crafting away!  It is another beautiful day out!

As warm and sunny as it is outside, it is time for me to start thinking about craft fairs!  I have 2 for sure coming up that I am doing and I've started to prep a bit.  A few nights ago I pulled out all the stuff I've gotten over the past few months - notepads, sticky notes, mini pens, etc and took an inventory of what I have and came up with a plan of how much of what I want to make, so I have some sort of plan!

I thought I'd start today with these notepads I picked up at Dollar General and see what I could come up with, and I love how they look!  I have some goodies from the new Holiday Catalog on their way, so I'll have a lot more options soon, but I love what I came up with so far and am excited to start mass producing and getting items made!

Down below I will have a photo of my project, a list of all the dimensions I used, and a link to all products used today!






Garden Green
5 3/4 x 9
4 x 8 1/4

Very Vanilla
3 7/8 x 8 1/8

DSP
5 5/8 x 8 7/8

Let me know what you think of this project, and let me know if there are any tutorials of craft show projects you'd like me to do!  Thanks for watching, and I'll have more videos next week!


love and hugs,

Saturday, August 6, 2016

I'm Here For You Card With Stampin' Up!

Happy Saturday everyone!  I hope you are having a good start to your weekend!  I got a good night's sleep last night and was up early to get things done!  I have a few things to do in my craft room and have a few birthday gift baskets to put together.  This afternoon my husband and I are going to head to the State Fair to eat some fair food and watch people!  It'll be a good time, it is a beautiful day!

For today's card I used the Weather Together bundle and got inspiration from a card I saw on Pinterest using an old umbrella stamp set.  I changed mine up a little and love what I came up with!  I think this is my first time using this set, and I love it!




I love how the Flirty Flamingo and the Mint Macaron look together - they are so pretty!  This bundle has so many fun ideas flowing through my head!

I have a link to all products used down below for you.  Also, please be sure to let me know if you want a Holiday Catalog mailed to you once I have them ready to go!

Let me know what you think about this card, I hope you love it as much as I do!  I'll be back tomorrow with another video!  Happy crafting!


love and hugs,

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Sunset Happy Birthday Card With Stampin' Up! & Announcement

Hey everyone, I hope you are having a great week!  I've had kind of a rough week, so I'm happy I'm finally back in my craft room and getting a little motivation going!  Today's card is for my team's weekly color challenge, which was Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight.

Someone on my team has been doing a lot of ink blending lately, so I thought the Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight would be perfect for ink blending a sunset background!  I made this into a birthday card because I have so many of them this month!




I hope you like this card, I love the sunset look in the background!  Let me know what you think!  I have a link at the end of this post to all the products I used today.

And just one quick little announcement - Holiday Catalogs are on their way to me!  Please let me know if you'd like one and I'll get them sent out as soon as I can!  They are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, but I have a few things I need to make to pack up with them, so I may not get them sent out right away.  Please send me a message with your mailing address if you would like one!  I will also be posting a video next week of some of the products from the Holiday Catalog - there is some super cute stuff in there!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back with a couple more videos this weekend!


love and hugs,

Monday, August 1, 2016

You Are Appreciated Card With Stampin' Up!

Hey everyone, happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I had a wonderful weekend away with my friend - if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you should have been able to keep up with what we were up to!  Lots of food, drinks, and sun - that's what I call a perfect getaway!

Today I am sharing a card that is for my team's weekly theme challenge.  This week's challenge is appreciation.  I used the Thoughtful Branches bundle because of the gorgeous appreciation sentiment that is in this set - I just love it!




This bundle will be available only for a limited time, starting tomorrow, August 2nd through August 31st!  Be sure you get it before they sell out, this is a gorgeous one!

Let me know what you think of this card - I think it turned out beautiful!  A link to all products used is listed down below.  Thanks for stopping by - happy crafting!


love and hugs,