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Time To Escape The Crazy

Time To Escape The Crazy


Sometimes my little family lets me escape the crazy, crazy life that is.

This weekend it’s happening!

About a year ago my dear friends and I planned a get away.

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Crazy Happens Before the Escape!

Let’s face it… in order to escape the crazy things have to get really crazy!

I can attest that the last two weeks have been SERIOUSLY crazy in our house.

I’m not kidding…

  • The new gymnastics club we joined we also quit due to professional issues.  We joined a new one unfortunately same distance of 45 minutes each way.
  • Russ breaks his ankle which creates a driving fiasco but blessed he didn’t need surgery and he’s in a walking cast.
  • Volunteering and the daily motherly crazy.


The interesting part is when I’m this crazy busy, I’m really organized and my time management is AWESOME.  I don’t understand it, but I get things done as if I had a super power.  It’s crazy and awesome all at the same time.


Should I Stay or Should I Go

When Russ broke his ankle, I was seriously considering canceling my escape.  I had an over whelming guilt over flowing leaving the Prince as he hobbled around.

The Prince would not hear of it.  Then it was like he was going to prove he was completely fine to manage the household.  He’s done amazing.

I’m feeling like he has got a good handle on the crazy and ready to hobble the house like a Prince.

Now I’m really going to escape.

I’ll be floating on a big big boat in the middle of the Western Caribbean.  Yahhooooo!


Stamping Retreat

This trip is actually a stamping and scrapbooking retreat.

Oh my word!!  Escaping to stamp and scrapbook on a cruise?

Pinch ME!

Those attending have created swaps as well.  I’m pretty excited.

Here is the card I created for the card swap.

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I used the Hang Your Stocking stamp set and Christmas Stockings Thinlits to create this card.

Below are a couple tips & tricks when creating this card.

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Tips & Tricks

  • Create the snowflakes using the snowflake from the Tin of Tags stamp set.
  • The Designer Series Paper comes from the This Christmas Designer Series Paper.
  • The color combination is Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. A color combination that I’m in love with.

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  • Metallic Enamel Dots completed this card.  I love how these enamel dots look on any projects.

You can see all the supplies I used for this card below in the clickable links.  

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While I’m Away…

While I’m escaping the crazy… I’ve got a line up of fun projects I’ll be sharing with you as well as a new video next week.  Make sure to check back.

The latest October Tutorial is available.  Oh boy… is it AMAZING!!

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How To Create Felt Ribbon From Cardstock

How To Create Felt Ribbon From Cardstock 

Do you love to learn new techniques? Today I’m dying to share this one.

If you love to add embellishments to cards this technique will be quick and easy.  Even better, it will use a staple product in your craft room.



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Over the years I’ve created a few videos sharing ideas and tricks on different ways to use ribbon.  No doubt that I’m a huge fan of ribbon and ways to use it.

However, there are times when I’m looking for a certain color or style and I don’t have it.

Creating your own Felt Ribbon out of cardstock is simple and perfect in this type of situation.

If you don’t have a coordinating color of ribbon that fits the style of the card you are creating, hang tight.  There is a solution.


How to Create Felt Ribbon 

I love the feel and texture of felt.  The attraction for me is clearly the softness when I touch it.

If you look closely below you will see the pool party cardstock created to look like a ribbon under the tag.

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Today I have a short video on how to create this look using a simple piece of cardstock and the Hang Your Stocking stamp set.

Grab a piece of cardstock that measures 1/2″ x 4″ and a bone folder.  Now watch the video and start creating your own felt ribbon from cardstock.

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Tips & Tricks

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  • Hang Your Stocking stamp set is a Photopolymer set with matching thinlits and can be purchased as a bundle – save 10%! Click HERE to view and purchase.
  • The background is watercolored using Pool Party and Bermuda Bay ink onto Watercolor Paper.
  • Enamel Shapes and Rhinestones make the perfect accents for any project.  Enamel Shapes come in circles, stars and hearts. Check out the subtles collection. They are soft and beautiful and a perfect addition for this card.

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Find all the products used today in the clickable links below.

Wrapping It Up!

Creating Felt Ribbon with cardstock gives you oodles of options when it comes to creating any paper crafting project.

Try it out and let me hear what you think.  Share your project with me, I’d love to see it.


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