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Life is Precious-Love it!

Life is Precious-Love it!

Life… Love it.

Love this Life, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

Sometimes that’s a hard pill to swallow- love this life!

I love when we can take a piece of paper and create something to lift up the spirits of another human being.

 

 

Enjoy the Little Things

Today’s NEW favorite stamp set should be on every paper crafters stamp table- Enjoy the Little Things.

This stamp set actually coordinates with a fantastic kit that would make a great addition to anyones home, but the stamp set speaks VOLUMES to me.

Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

Below is the kit that coordinates with the stamp set.  Look at this amazing kit!  All of these pieces below fit onto a clip board that comes with the kit.

You can find the kit in your Occasions catalog on page 33.  It’s jam packed with products.

 

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Of course you can use the stamp set to make SO many great projects like this one below.

 

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I loved using this set with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die and Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.

 

Love this Life, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks 

  • Use the Precision Base Plate and the Magnetic Plate together when using the Blooming’ Heart Thinlits Die.  This helps to cut this intricate die MUCH better easier.  I know that typically we say to not use the Magnetic Plate with the Precision Plate, but for this particular die cut- it works better.
  • If you are die cutting Glimmer Paper, place the die cut so it will cut through the back of the glimmer paper making it easier to die cut.
  • The Big Shot Die Brush can be your new BFF (Bigshot Friend Forever) when using intricate dies.
  • Use the Fine-Tip Glue pen to adhere this die cut onto your cardstock.  It’s perfection when trying to get into the small areas.

I love the “faux” embossed look this card has by placing the Whisper White die cut onto Whisper White cardstock.  Ewwwww Weeeee I love it.

The last thing I added was the trinkets from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.  The Acrylic dots- SWOON!

 

Love this Life, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Love this life!  We know that there can be dark days and there are many people around us dealing with hard times.  Lift the spirits of others by sending the paper hug.  This set is PERFECT. Be Brave. Enjoy the little things. Dream Big and let’s not forget to celebrate the joys.

Have an AWESOME weekend, you are loved.

XOXOXO

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Because You’re Awesome!

Because You’re Awesome!

You are.  You are awesome! Isn’t it nice to hear that?  If it’s one thing that I love about the Botanicals For You stamp set, it’s this greeting. This stamp set is a FREE stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

 

I think we can all enjoy a little bit of this kind of mail more often.  I’ve said it 1000x before- sending my cards is my biggest struggle. It’s something I’m getting much better about and it makes me SO happy making others smile.

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Botanicals For You

The Daffodil Delight ink with this stamp created a fun and bright card.  It’s a color I don’t use often enough I’ve found.

To create a softer look to the card I added the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum over the Daffodil Delight ink.

Awesome, Botanicals For You, Stampin' Up!

You will notice these pieces are slightly off set.  I did this on purpose although I’m noticing I should wear my glasses more when I stamp.  I love that little peek of color coming from the Vellum but I also love the soft feel of the vellum overlay.  I am a HUGE fan of Vellum right now.

 

I added another piece of Vellum Cardstock across the card and stamped the greeting using White Embossing Powder.

Awesome, Botanicals For You, Stampin' Up!

 

 

 

Another NEW element you see are the It’s My Party Enamel Dots in the Occasions Catalog.  The colors of the dots are Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and Mint Macaron.

 

Awesome, Botanicals For You, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks: 

I used the Lots of Labels Framelits for the large greeting- Just for You.  Fit perfectly.

To keep the Vellum in place and not see any adhesive show through I used my Handheld Stapler and stapled the Daffodil Delight and Vellum together in the center. This way the Label Framelit covered it.

 

Tell me what you think.  Is Daffodil Delight a color you use frequently? I’m a bit in love with how bright it is.  Could be the gloomy winter days we’ve had in Florida for awhile.

Have an awesome day!

XOXOXO

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For every $50 you spend from the Idea Book & Catalog or the NEW Occasions catalog you can choose a product FREE from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. 

Complete Distraction- New Stamps!

Complete Distraction- Stamps!

All was fine until UPS showed up at my door with the ginormous box of new Stampin’ Up! goodies.  It caused a complete Distraction!  

You know that moment when things are piled up all around you and you have a list a mile long to complete but there is something sparkly and shiny sitting in front of your face.  

I couldn’t help it.  I had to leave the family sitting without mama tonight. The box was too tempting and the bright and shiny had to be unleashed from the box.  

Helllllloooooo new stamps.  

I let out a big squeal and I think I might of scared the kids.  

Once everything was out of the box I had to play.  


A Happy Thing

A Happy Thing, Sale a Bration, Stampin' Up!This chubby little bird was created using a new Sale-a-Bration stamp set that is sure to be a big hit this year.  Honestly, get ready for an incredible Spring season of new beautiful products coming your way.  

I colored this birdie using my new Blendabilities Soft Sky.  Love the softness of this color with the Blendabilities.  

The new twine (White used above), is divine.  Very soft.  I am in love.  

You can see the products I used below.  

Today is a perfectly busy day.  Christmas Shopping, Hair appointment, Christmas party, and sometime I might fit more stamping in. Oh… I’m still trying to finish my Christmas cards too. YIKES.  

Have a BEAUTIFUL weekend.  Enjoy Christmas traditions and if you don’t have any, make some this year.  

Product List

Simple 3D Post it Note Holder

Simple 3D Post it Note Holder

 

It’s been a long time since I created a video for my blog.  I know you probably just fell out of your chair.  

 

If you are looking for a quick and easy gift idea for Teacher Appreciation or Mother’s Day, I have a solution!

 

This 3D Post it Note Holder can be made in record time with just a few short instructions.  Make sure to check out the video below.  

 

 

Simple 3D Post it Note Holder, Stampin' Up! So Very Grateful stamp set

 

I love how it looks like an easel.  Not only can you stare at the hand stamped creativity but you can easily grab that post it note too. 

Simple 3D Post it Note Holder, Stampin' Up! So Very Grateful stamp set

 

Ready to create with me? 

 

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Simple 3D Post it Note Holder, Stampin' Up! So Very Grateful stamp set

 

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Simple 3D Post it Note Holder, Stampin' Up! So Very Grateful stamp set

 

 

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Stitching On Cards- What Stitch to Use?

Stitching on cards- what stitch to use? 

 

When I’m in the mood to get the sewing machine out it’s NEVER for anything but a card.  I have a beautiful machine that I bought a few years back when I got into the craze of sewing.  The only thing that this machine has ever made was an Apron that fell apart and vintage hair bows.  

 

 

Now the only thing it sews are patches for scouts.  Quite frankly I would love to pay someone to sew those on because I’m notorious for putting them on crooked.  

 

 

 

Because I thought this was “the” sacred machine I didn’t want to use it for cards and bought a cute little Janome Sew Mini to use just for my cards.  It’s the perfect little machine just for this type of use. 

 

Normally when I get ready to sew on a card I always use the plain ole straight stitch.  Whoopie I thought.  When I digital scrapbook I use all kinds of stitches, so why was I limiting myself.  

 

I guess you can say I got a little carried away with this card.  I used 5 different stitches across the circles.  I guess I was in the mood to try something different and low and behold I liked it.  

 

Stitching on Cards-What stitch to use, Stampin' Up!, My Friend Stamp set

 

It’s been forever since I used this set and I wanted to incorporate the In Colors that will be leaving the catalog the end of May.  I love how the stitching stood out on the colored cardstock.  

What stitch to use? If I had to give you my opinion or advice, I say be CREATIVE.  Try sewing in circles or Zig Zag.  It will add more character to your card and that little extra texture and vintage love.  

Stitching on Cards-What stitch to use, Stampin' Up!, My Friend Stamp set

 

To create the circles I simply stamped the circle image onto the cardstock using the coordinating inks.  You will find the supplies I used at the end of the post.  

 

Once I had them all stamped I used my 1 3/8 Circle punch to punch the image.  They are simply laid across the Whisper White cardstock (2 1/2 x 5 1/2) using a VERY small amount of adhesive towards the bottom of the circle so I could sew directly across the circles and not get adhesive on my sewing needle.  

 

I loved how these colors coordinated.  Summer Starfruit has been a very favorite color of mine since the day it came out.  I love how it stamped on Whisper White cardstock so CRISP.  

 

 

Stitching on Cards-What stitch to use, Stampin' Up!, My Friend Stamp set

 

You can see I also stitched the My Friend greeting onto the punched Raspberry Ripple cardstock.  I didn’t get crazy with that stitch but I loved how it looked across the cardstock.  

 

The My Friend stamp set has definitely been loved since it made a home in my stamp room.  Its been a great set for both simple and complex cards and certainly perfect for an All Occasion card.  If you are a scrapbooker, the Hello image is perfect for a traditional layout as well.  

So what type of stitching on cards will you use? 

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