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Creative Gift Giving

Creative Gift Giving

Butterfly Basics, Butterfly Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!

Many times we think of creative gift giving only during the Christmas season.  As paper crafters we can be creative with our gift giving all the time and not even on a holiday! WOW I love that. 

Alexis has another gym meet today.  This time we are traveling about 2.5 hours to Panama City, FL.  She is pretty excited.  

This week during practices I kept telling her to “focus!”  It’s so easy to get distracted by the little things.  Her main distraction is feeling defeated when not getting an element correct after a few tries.  You can tell right away when she is focused only on the defeat and not the success of the other amazing flippity flops she did.  

I wanted to make a quick and special treat before the meet.  Just to give her a little more encouragement and a boost in confidence.  Don’t we ALL need that? It’s that feel good thing we tend to forget to do sometimes.  Yet when we do it for others we also feel a boost of confidence because we made a difference for someone else.  

Anywyas, I hope she likes it and most of all I hope it helps her to remain focused. 

Butterfly Basics, Butterfly Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!
I started this card off honestly by  just goofing around.  My mom was here and I wanted to show her how beautiful the Butterfly Thinlits Dies were.  Then I noticed a beautiful stencil with the biggest butterfly once it was die cut.  With a  little Calypso Coral , Crisp Cantaloupe and VersaMark Ink Pad I was able to achieve this elegant butterfly card.  

When adding the VersaMark, I just sponge daubed around the stenciled area and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  I love how you can see through it with the smaller die cut butterfly.  

To create the word “focus” I used my Alphabet Rotary stamp.  I LOVE this stamp for all the different words I can create.  It’s perfect.  I’ll have a video shoot with this guy later this week.   Butterfly Basics, Butterfly Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up! Isn’t the gold perfect??

I also made her a little pillow gift that is filled with Chocolate.  Chocolate makes everything better and surely will help keep her focused.  
Butterfly Basics, Butterfly Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!
I’m off to the big meet.  It’s going to be a long busy day.  I’ll keep you posted on how she does and i’ll come back with a product list.  I have a 12 yr old starring at me with BIG eyes.  I guess her taxi isn’t fast enough.  Hmmm….


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Calypso Coral Baker's Twine

Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine

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.  

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