Friday, August 29, 2014

Shakin' It Up with the Owl Punch

Over on the Friday Mashup today, the challenge was to create a shaker card with an animal. The Owl Punch is still one of my favorite punches, so out he popped for a cameo appearance on this birthday card, along with a sentiment from the Good Greetings stamp set, which you can get FREE when you host a qualifying party before October 31st !

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Holiday Catalog 2014: Make it FUN!


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I met a woman who was done with her holiday shopping this week: WOW! Can you imagine how fun and relaxing Christmas would be if you were prepared? I can help! Click the image above to start (or finish) your shopping or just view the Stampin' Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog here.

Being crafty is always more fun with friends...and you could get this stamp set when you invite friends over to play with you! Just give me a call to plan a crafty event: 801-376-8685
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday Tutorial: Bloomin' Blendabilities

Time for another confession: I wasn't sure that I wanted to try the Blendabilities Markers by Stampin' Up! ....  you see, I'm a pretty simple stamper and they looked like "too much work". But I am so delighted I tried them because alcohol based markers are SO very versatile I'm discovering!

Here's just one fun way to use these new markers: Emboss a stamped image using white embossing powder on black paper and use your Blendabilities to color the embossed image! This appeals to me because I don't need to be careful...I can color over the black paper and it doesn't show up, so easy-peasy crafting for Loni ;)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ayDVkGE0aMVVFRc1Roc3UxNHc/edit?usp=sharing 
Another fun thing about this card...I used an embossing folder to "stamp" the flowers on the front! Click on photo or HERE to download a printable tutorial!

Like Pringles, I couldn't stop with just one, so here's another version of Bloomin' Blendabiliteswe made at my last Blend with Friends Class...if you missed it, make sure to register for the next one

(like the stars? A sneak peek from the Holiday Catalog...coming August 28th)

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Yes, I know the You're Amazing stamp set is retired, but it's one of my favorites and I'm having a hard time letting it go! Baby steps, baby steps..
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday Tutorial! Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

It's hard for me to choose my favorite flower. Each blossom is unique in it's smell, the way it looks, how long it lives, when it blooms and even in the emotions it evokes: Give me tulips and I am instantly with my (much younger) family at the Tulip Festival petting llamas and delighting in the joy of my children. Hand me a red rose and my heart skips a beat for my husband who would send them to me on special occasions before we were married. Walking past honeysuckle makes me 7 years old and I want to pull apart the flowers and suck out the honey!

Maybe that's why I {LOVE} the quote on this fresh card: Every individual flower puts their face to the sun and OWNS their distinctive beauty! Shouldn't we do the same?

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Noi7nMGqTIttYe_Awg3c7tHd2kvBhuYO8s12zbSt-1Y/edit?usp=sharing

Click on image for .pdf tutorial or click here.
To shop for supplies to make this card, visit my Stampin' Store.
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Is it too early for Christmas?

My husband and I enjoy Sunday afternoon drives and not long ago we noticed a few homes with Christmas lights still up...then I pointed out we can't say "still" because after June 25th, we are officially on the downhill slide toward the holidays = Now we should consider these merry folk "EARLY" with their decorating! So I'm just helping you get a jump on the holidays and help you create some lovely greeting cards EARLY with the Big Shot August Special and the Bright & Beautiful stamp set and framelits:

Card Recipe (All supplies from Stampin' Up!): 

Stamps: Bright & Beautiful stamp set (Holiday Catalog!)
Ink: Silver Encore pad (132142)
Paper: Whisper White and Smoky Slate card stock, Silver Fancy Foil Vellum (133364), Silver Foil Sheets (132178)
Accessories:  Stars Framelits (133723), Big Shot, 1/8" Silver Ribbon (132137), Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (132817), Silver Embossing powder (109131), Rhinestone Jewels (119246)

And special thanks to Create with Connie and Mary for the beautiful sketch challenge this week (CCMC315)...it was perfect for this card!

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Blend with Friends: Class and Tutorial

Have you tried the new Blendabilities markers from Stampin' Up!?  You'll feel like an artist once you get your hands on these amazing new coloring tools and the best way to try them out will be at my Blend with Friends class, August 14th in Spanish Fork, Utah. There are two times to choose from: 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. so just let me know which you will be attending ASAP so I can prepare for you (and a friend).

At this class you will create a card, a "stained glass" box (show below), a gift bag and tag. You'll also go home with a brand new BLENDED BLOOM stamp (included in the class fee).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ayDVkGE0aMSTlDTWhQZ3ZTZ00/edit?usp=sharing

And let me thank you for dropping by: Click on the image to download a FREE tutorial for the Stained Glass box!
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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Don't Miss Another Month of Paper Pumpkin!

We interrupt this blog to bring you a Public Service Announcement: The dangers of missing another month of My Paper Pumpkin are very serious, folks! Do NOT let this happen to you or someone you love:


To assist you in preventing loss of income, health or happiness, Stampin' Up! has offered to let you receive your first two months at 50% off (new subscriptions only) when you subscribe by September 10th...just enter code HALFOFF2 when you subscribe.
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Everything is AWESOME...in August: Big Shot with FREE Bundles!

Hear that? It's the sound of summer speeding by...and I'm not going to bore you with my excuses for being absent today. Instead, I'm going to shout that EVERYTHING IS AWESOME in August!
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(This card was created by UK SU! demonstrator Joanne James and if you click on it, it will take you to her blog, with the supplies she used to create it.)

WHY is August so AWESOME, you may ask?
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That's why! If you don't have a Big Shot, you must consider it an essential Back-to-School tool to purchase this month--The bundles essentially make the machine 1/2 price! And if you are one of the wise crafters who already own a Big Shot, you can save 15% when you purchase the bundles separately from the machine.

Here are my Top 5 reasons to love the Big Shot:
  1.  The Big Shot cuts and/or embosses, taking your projects to a new level of lovely. 
  2. It can cut shapes from over 70 materials (including fabric, magnet sheets and pop cans, so you are being GREEN when you use it and recycling, too)
  3. The Big Shot is super easy to use...and cranking the handle counts as (light) exercise.
  4. It doesn't need electricity (So when the power goes out, the crafting continues)!
  5. The framelits that coordinate with the stamps solve the challenge of cutting out by hand and seriously, that's worth it's price in gold.
I'm off to make you some cute samples that will make you NEED the Big Shot... or if you are ready to discover crafting Nirvana today, go to my stampin' store to place your order :)
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Monday, July 7, 2014

Love Your Mailbox

If I could crochet, I'd make one of these for my mailbox:
"WHY?" you may ask...we'll let me tell you:

Once a month I go to my mailbox and it gives me a beautiful RED BOX like this: 
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And inside this box is a magical creative escape!

I've told you about My Paper Pumpkin before, and you may be thinking "But you are always making something crafty...what's so special about this box?" and the answer is: "But I don't have to cut any paper or come up with a new idea...I just open the box and create something that is prepared for me!"

And that's why I want to thank my mailbox. I think it should know how much I love it.

If you want to love YOUR mailbox as much as mine (but don't want to crochet a blanket for it), then you can subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin, too: https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=810

Check out the AWESOME Pinterest board of all things Paper Pumpkin here:  
http://www.pinterest.com/paperpumpkin/

You can now pre-pay for subscriptions too:

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These can be ordered on my website or at a workshop!
 You will get an email with a code to enter at MyPaperPumpkin.com to redeem for your subscription. 

Subscribe by July 10th to receive the July Paper Pumpkin kit (rumor has it you don't want to miss it!)
Subscribe by July 27th for a FREE GIFT from me to help you organize your Paper Pumpkin stamps!
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