Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bloomin' Gift Jar (+Tutorial)

While I enjoy making cards, my favorite things to create are both beautiful and useful. So this idea came to me while on vacation and would be perfect for Mother's Day as well as the birthday version I created here:
 Bloomin' Gift Jar Tutorial

I did a Periscope as I was making this (yep, I'm there as Creative Juice by Loni) and some of the ideas to fill it were M&M's, Jelly Beans, Buttons, Love Notes, Prayers, Soup Mix, Cookie Mix and Ideas. What would you fill it with? 


I have a tutorial for you so you can re-create it too (click on link or any of the jar photos to download a .pdf instruction sheet) To order any of the supplies, please shop in my Stampin' Up! Store and remember to do this so I can send you a thank you card: 

If you create a gift jar inspired by this tutorial, will you share it with me over on my Facebook Page? I'd love to see your version! 


Thanks for visiting and have a BLOOMIN' marvelous day! 

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Friday, March 18, 2016

March (Paper Pumpkin) Madness

My March Paper Pumpkin kit came in the mail yesterday and so I pushed EVERYTHING aside to create (and by that I mean I literally shoved things off my desk and onto the floor...)

It was my goal to use EVERY. SINGLE. PIECE. in the kit and I am proud to say "Mission Accomplished"!

I posted them over on my Creative Juice Facebook page individually, but here's a collage to inspire your own creativity:


For one of the gift card holders, I made it into a Mother's Day coupon book (lots of free printable coupons out there, but the one I used was from I Should Be Mopping the Floor and just printed them in B&W, two sheets to a page so I could cut and bind them in the middle. 

Not a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber yet? Don't miss another one (especially not the April kit, which will include a FREE GIFT to celebrate the 3rd birthday of Paper Pumpkin!):

I'm off to pick up the floor in my office now...
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Monday, March 7, 2016

Mojo for a 20th Anniversary

20 years ago my sweet friend Ann had been a customer for a while and finally had to ask me if she could be a demonstrator...and of COURSE I said YES! And what a journey we've been on together. It's the greatest of blessings from sharing what you love when you find a like-hearted friend!

Inspired by the Mojo Monday challenge #438, I crafted this card to send her (to match the flowers she should be receiving today):



The colors I used were Daffodil Delight, Eggplant Envy, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Cucumber Crush and can I tell you that EVERYONE needs the Number of Years bundle to celebrate moments that COUNT?!? So incredibly versatile! 



Thanks for visiting: Create something beautiful today to share with someone you love!

P.S. Before you have to ask me (like Ann did), I'd be over the moon if you wanted to become a demonstrator on my team, too :)  Join before March 31, 2016 and choose $30 more in your starter kit for Sale-a-Bration (that's $155 in products for only $99!) 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Classy Black & Gold Wedding Wishes

Weddings are quite personal with color themes running through the events from invitations to decorations (and even the food!) so as often as I can, I create a card to match the occasion. But sometimes they come in bunches and I just need a card NOW, so I came up with this classy black and gold version that seems to do the trick for any formal event.
You can change the words and/or colors to make it a sympathy, birthday or thank you card (all included in the Rose Wonder stamp set!). Download the tutorial and shop in my Stampin' Store for supplies to create your own.


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Friday, January 22, 2016

There's a party going on right here

No matter how many times I clean the kitchen, it still gets messy within hours! Sometimes you just need to run away and make something pretty that STAYS pretty, don't you?

Here are a few opportunities coming up that may help fill the need to create something beautiful and long-lasting. You can click on the images or links for more details or see them all on my Creative Juice by Loni Facebook Events Page.

Stamp-A-Stack Card Class (Spanish Fork, UT)
Saturday, January 30 at 1 PM

Shadowbox of Love Class (Spanish Fork, UT)
Thursday, February 4 at 7 PM

Stampapalooza Stamp Camp (St. George, UT)
Saturday, February 27 11AM - 4 PM

Stampapalooza Stamp Camp (Spanish Fork, UT)
Saturday, March 12 11 AM - 4 PM

It's your choice: Stay home to clean the bathroom ONE MORE TIME or come get crafty with me??


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Monday, January 18, 2016

Visit the Pyramids

Playful Pals Bundle Playful Pals Bundle You won't need to leave home to visit these pyramids: So much creativity packed into one playful bundle of fun~ The Playful Pals stamp set and Pyramid Pals framelits go together like milk and cookies so it just makes sense to get them together and save 15% with the Playful Pals Photopolymer Bundle...let the adventure begin!
Pyramid Pals

The COLLECTION Playful Pals stamp set (50 stamps) and Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies (18 dies) are used with the Big Shot Die Cutting Tool.
logo Playful Pals Photopolymer Bundle  Playful Pals Photopolymer Bundle
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Monday, January 11, 2016

The 4-Letter Word Mom Approves of: FREE!!

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The holidays are over. The tree is down. All of the decorations have been packed away for next year. Hopefully Santa brought everything that was on your wish list. But, just in case he didn't have enough room in his pack for all the Stampin' Up! supplies that you had listed, here are some great projects that will fill up your winter with ideas and inspiration.

Sale-A-Bration is a great opportunity to earn free products. That's right - free. Isn't that a great word after your holiday season? For every $50 spent, before taxes and shipping, you will receive a free, exclusive Sale-A-Bration product.

So brighten those long winter months with ink, stamps, and paper. No better way to spend a snowy day then inside preserving memories or making cards to brighten other people's days. Stampin' Up! is there to help you every step of the way!

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Sale-A-Bration Project Inspiration

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This special is from January 5th to March 31st. Sale-A-Bration products are exclusive to this promotion. You won't be seeing these items again. Remember you earn free products when you spend $50, so now is the time to check off that wish list.

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Products shown on the Sale-A-Bration brochure on pages 16-19 are limited-time products available only until February 15th. Watch for another batch of limited-time products arriving February 16th.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Walking Through a {black & gold} Winter Wonderland


How do you feel about Christmas cards that aren't the traditional Red & Green?

I tried a little "out of the holiday color box" card with the (sadly) soon-to-be-retiring Wonderland stamp set and I think it is quite elegant:


To create the stars on the background, I squoze 5-6 drops of multipurpose glue into an empty button or brad container and added a few drops of water, then mixed it with an Aqua Painter. Then I tapped the Aqua Painter on my hand over the top of the embossed card stock so it splattered all over it. Finally, I sprinkled gold glitter over the splatters and shook off the excess. 


On this version I used gold baker's twine in the button, but I can tell you the gold cord trim is MUCH easier to thread through the holes. 


Thanks for ordering from my Stampin' Store and don't miss the Online Extravaganza going on right now through November 30, 2015: Click below to shop!



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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Still time for some haunting...

This bag is easy to make and fun to stuff with treats for co-workers, friends and special little ghouls and goblins and uses the Gift Bag Punch Board:


Click on the picture or HERE to download the .pdf tutorial and have a Happy Halloween!

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Thankful Fall Wreath Card

Glad I had a moment to stamp today because the challenges at TGIF and Friday Mashup were a perfect pairing:



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Though I'm not blogging as much, I'm sharing DAILY on my Facebook page Creative Juice by Loni and often on Instagram!  Support a small business by ordering your crafting supplies (including those used for this card) from my Stampin' Store :)
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