Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bag Of Sunshine!

On our last day at Sorority Weekend Michelle has her downline (and me!) all create a gift to give everyone.  We've done wine tags in the past, boxes, tons of cute stuff.  This time we were giving all our sorority sisters a bag of sunshine, so the only guideline on our gifts was that it had to be yellow.  I found these yellow notepads from Oriental Trading (they have them in all colors). I decorated the front super simple and fun.  The flowers were not made by me (ahhh!).  I got them from a box craft store.  There's a little tassel on the bottom left, it's tied inside the book, so it can be used as a bookmark.  I love the tassel!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Swapping Cards

At Sorority Weekend we had a little 3x4 card swap.  The rules were it had to be 3x4, just the front of the card.  I made the required amount for these, then you swap and get a bunch of different ones.  In the end you're left with tons of cute 3x4 cards. They're the perfect size to stick on a note card and BOOM, instant card!  Isn't that a cute idea!!!!??!  You can also use them in scrapbooks or Project Life albums too, they're perfectly sized for those too.  
I love my card!  So cute with the kitty and the puppy!  I used watercolor paper and I water colored them.  I broke out a retired product for this one. I pulled out my Water Color Crayons from years and years and years ago!!!!  It's one of the very, very few products I've kept.  I LOVED using them.  I'm going to use them more.  I love how easily the color with.  I'll have the swaps I got in return soon! 

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Be A Pineapple

Craft weekend is over, of course it was awesome, I'll have a full wrap up later this week.  First I have all the stuff I prepped prior to Craft Weekend to share.  Let me tell you it was a mad dash to get it all done! I had it on my calendar for the wrong weekend! Once I realized it was a week sooner than I thought crazy, crafty, mad woman stamper came out and got everything ready like a crazy person!  Lol!  Of course I always make gifts for my wonderful friends who join me at craft weekend.  This time I made this!  Really all I did was the tag, I did consider making the pineapple jelly, but I'm really not a fan of pineapple so I figured it was easier to buy it, and I was running low on time :)
I didn't make up this saying about pineapples, I don't have have that much wisdom, but I love it so I used it on my tags of course with the Pineapple stamp with I do love....unlike the real fruit.  And strangely enough not a single person asked why my shopping cart was full of pineapple jelly, apparently you can buy as much jelly as you want but when you buy a 8 tiny bottles of vodka people question your motives.  :)

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

BONUS! Saturday Card!

I don't often post on weekends but this card was pretty special and I knew with all that I'm creating at craft weekend it might be the middle to end of August before I would get a chance to share it.  So I have a quick bonus Saturday post!  Yay!  This card is soooo pretty!  I love how it came out!  It was partly CASED from the example in the catalog on page 150.  I love mine though!  I made this card for my friend Lisa who got married in Minnesota yesterday.  Congratulations Lisa!
I used some masking with post it notes to create the flowers.  For the sentiment I didn't want to cover any of the flowers so instead I used an Xacto knife and cut around some of the flowers and slid the greeting under that.  It's a cute way to still showcase your hard work and attach a fun greeting too.  Back to work at craft weekend I go! 

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PS Kim I know you're reading this, get downstairs and get to work!  ;)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Foxy Friends Mini Cards

Really quick post today, I'm already having a TON of fun at craft weekend!  I made these cute, quick 3x3 cards for Logan and Megan before I left.  I always leave them a couple presents just a couple new small toys to play with while I'm gone.  I attached these cards to them.  Back to craft weekend!

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Stamp Set Of The Month

This months stamp set of the Month is Vertical Greetings!  I love this set so much!  I wasn't sure I would.  Sometimes you buy a set not quite sure if you're gonna grove with it, but this one is a keeper!  I love the greetings, especially the way it's used on this card.  I love it stamped on a piece of vellum and attached to the card. So cute!!! 
When you purchase this stamp set in August you'll get supplies and instructions to make these three cards.  If you preorder the set before August 1st you also get a free gift! 
This card is probably my favorite, the front stamped panel comes off for a detachable book mark!!!!  Hello!!!!  How CUTE is that!!!!!???!??!  So fun!!!!  Today is the day! I'm off to Sorority Craft weekend!  Yay!!!! Don't forget to 'like' me on Facebook to follow all my crazy stamping adventures this weekend!  Check back Monday for the first of many posts about Craft Weekend!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Feeling Blue Again

I have the final 2 cards from my Feeling Blue Class over the weekend.  I love this first one, though I just love this entire set I think! I love that you can layer up the stamping and it gives a beautiful water colored look.  So pretty!  If you want to know more about the Feeling Blue class check out yesterday's post where I explain my inspiration for it all :) 
This last card is probably my favorite, it's a fun fold, meaning the Pool Party embossed layer is on inside of the card and the card front is cut just short of 5.5" so that that Pool Party layer shows through.  But I love this card, I love all the dots.  They're all done with sponge daubers so they couldn't be easier!!!  If you want to be a part of this movement to send cards to those in our lives that need extra love right now it's easy just post a picture of your card on Facebook or Instagram, with the hashtag #frommetoyouwhenyourefeelingblu  And search the hashtag on social media to find lots of fun other samples from people participating too. 

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Feeling Blue Class

A little over a month ago when I was planning my July class I needed a theme and I came across this blog post by Petra.  Her post talks about how powerful and uplifting it can be when you receive a hand made card (or any card) in the mail.  And for someone who is struggling with depression or maybe just going through a hard time a simple card of support can mean the world to them.  I focused my July class around this idea, these cards are made specifically for those people in our lives that need a little extra love, a card hug.  If you want to know more about this movement make sure you check out Petra's blog.  Can we just take a minute and talk about the amazingness of the new Copper Embossing Powder. LOOOOVVVVEEE!!!!
I can't say enough amazing things about the Weather Together Bundle.  Seriously can that umbrella be any cuter!!!!  GAH!  I have big plans for this set at craft weekend this week!!!!  If you want to be a part of this movement to send cards to those in our lives that need extra love right now it's easy just post a picture of your card on Facebook or Instagram, with the hashtag #frommetoyouwhenyourefeelingblu  And search the hashtag on social media to find lots of fun other samples from people participating too. 

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Tiny Treats

 I had a really fun class over the weekend, more on the cards and projects tomorrow and Wednesday!  Of course you know I love to give my guests gifts!  This month I wanted to try the Tiny Treat Boxes in the catalog.  They. Are. So. CUTE!!!!!  They're about 2x2 and they're the best!!!  Not too small but not too big.  They're so sturdy, not flimsy at all!!!  They hold chocolate perfectly-which let's face it the only selling point it really needs!  Finally at only $7.50 for 16 boxes, you're paying less than 50 cents for each one! 
There's about a bazillion and one ways you can dress up these boxes.  I went really simple with mine and just added some DSP on a couple of sides. The boxes are 2 inch cubes so I cut a 6x2 inch piece of DSP, scored it at 2 and 4 folded it and stuffed it in, filled my box with chocolate and tied some bakers twine on top.  So cute!!!!!

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Sweet Cupcake

We are official one week out from the beginning of our Sorority Craft weekend, I leave Thursday so really it's 6 days for me, but who's counting ;) I have bunch of posts for the next week then you know I'll be posting all the craft weekend madness starting July 25! Of course I'll be posting updates all throughout the weekend on my Facebook Page.  If you haven't liked it head over to like it before Thursday!  But you came here to see a cute card, and this one is CUTE! 
It features everything from the Sweet Cupcake Bundle. Adorable set, fun framelits, what else do you need!  I think Sweet Sugarplum is my favorite new In Color and doesn't it just look so yummy with Rich Razzleberry!!!!  The top and bottom of the cupcake are 3 step stamps.  I used 2 ink pads for each of them.  For the top I used Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry, stamp the sugarplum off on scratch paper first for your bottom layer so you get a lighter color, then full ink for layer 2 and Rich Razzleberry for layer 3.  For the cupcake I did the same thing with Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip, stamp Crumb Cake off first for the first layer, and so on.  For the 'wish' greeting I cut 2 with white cardstock and one with Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  Glue and layer them together. This gives the awesome dimension we all love but without having to cut micro pieces of dimensionals.

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