Monday, August 31, 2015

Stampin' Up Mini Holiday Catalog now LIFE & a Project Life Scrapbook Page


Welcome to September.
It's almost Sweater Weather!

Today is the day!
The Stampin' Up Mini Holiday Catalog is now LIVE!

SHOP HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG HERE



SHOP HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG HERE


Here is the last scrapbook page I have to show you wrapping up the end of August.


Right now I'm using the Stampin' Up Happy Times Bundle for my Project Life Scrapbooking. This bundle comes with a photopolymer stamp set, card kit, and accessory pack. Everything coordinates!

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There are several different themes and styles in the Stampin' Up Catalog for Project Life on pages 146 - 147. Check them out. You can view them online too. Here's the link for that. 

You can see every card, front and back, in the Happy Times collection right here!
This video will also show you a Project Life scrapbook page using these cards.
Enjoy!



Thanks for visiting with me today! 

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Are You Excited?! Tomorrow is the Day!


Are you sitting on pins and needles excited?!
Tomorrow is the day you can begin ordering from the
Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog!!



As a Stampin' Up demonstrator, we are able to order products early.
Want to join my team and receive all the fun perks?

Click HERE for more info.I'd love to have you as part of my team!


I have been having a blast playing with some of the products already.
You are going to love them!

These past few days have been all about Project Life Scrapbooking for me,
so I wanted to share with you a couple of videos about the
Stampin' Up NEW Project Life BUNDLES
available to order TOMORROW!!!

The ENTIRE Holiday mini Catalog is available to order from TOMORROW!!

SEASONAL SNAPSHOT BUNDLE
Item #140308
$38.25

Includes:
Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Stamp Set (15 photopolymer stamps)
Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection (100 cards in 3 sizes)
Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack (5 alpha sticker sheets, 20 specialty cards, 4 die-cut wood specialty cards, epoxy stickers, paper clips, washi tape.... & so much more!)



HELLO DECEMBER BUNDLE
Item # 140305
$34.75

Includes:
Project Life Hello December 2015 Stamp Set (12 photopolymer stamps)
Hello December 2015 Project Life Card Collection (71 cards in 2 sizes)
Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack (gold glitter cards, countdown sticker sheets, washi tape, gold thread, sequins.... & so much more!)


Thanks for visiting with me today! 
See you tomorrow! 

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Stampin' Up Project Life Scrapbook Page


Did you all have a great weekend?!
We did. Saturday we went dream car shopping just for fun. Then Tom took us to eat at my favorite restaurant, Carrabba's Italian Grill. The rest of the day I played with my Scrapbook while everyone else did their Saturday thing. On Sunday we went grocery shopping and just hung out on the front screened in porch most of the day enjoying the cooler weather and occasional rain. Tom's mom stopped by for a visit too, and we talked about the half marathon Tom is doing in Lexington in November, and the family vacation in March to Myrtle Beach when he's doing the full marathon. I think she may go with us, all the kids, and the grandkids. It's going to be so fun!

There are two more Project Life pages I completed over the weekend. If you've never tried Project Life style scrapbooking, you may want to give it a try. It's as simple as slipping photos into pockets. You can add filler cards in pockets too. There can be as much embellishment as you want or even just photos and no embellishments. It's up to you. There is no wrong way. I like it because it's fast. It's fun. And the filler cards you can buy come in so many different themes and styles. It's a great, relaxing way to spend an afternoon.

Many different companies offer Project Life or Pocket Style scrapbooking supplies. When I found out that Stampin' Up carries the official Becky Higgins Project Life products, I was very impressed, and excited about that. So far I've only purchased the Happy Times Project Life Bundle. This Bundle comes with the Happy Times photopolymer stamp set, the Happy Times Card Assortment (100 cards in 3 different sizes), and the Happy Times Accessory pack (alpha stickers, washi tape, wood accessories, stickers, etc.) There are several different themes and styles in the Stampin' Up Catalog for Project Life on pages 146 - 147. Check them out. You can view them online too. Here's the link for that.  Don't feel like you have to choose traditional scrapbooking or Project Life. There is no reason why you can't incorporate both into your albums. I do. And many others do too.



Here is the third page I completed over the weekend.
I'll have one more to show you tomorrow.
If you have any questions about Project Life, Stampin' Up, Joining My Team, or anything, do not hesitate to ask. I'll be happy to talk crafting with you!


Products Used:
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OR these items can be purchased individually
(all are included in the BUNDLE above):

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Additional stamps & inks used:
(I also used Fabulous Phrases stamp set which is now retired, but still available in the digital download format.)

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I enjoyed our visit today.
See you tomorrow! 

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Don't Forget! Paper Pumpkin HALF OFF first 2 months ends Sept 10



Don't forget to subscribe now for Paper Pumpkin
and receive your first two months HALF OFF!
Use promo code:
HALFOFF

SIGN UP FOR PAPER PUMPKIN HERE


Take a look at what August 2015's kit was:


It's so fun waiting for my Paper Pumpkin each month.
It's always a surprise, and always FUN.

What are you waiting for?
The Half Off special ends real soon on Sept 10.
Don't miss this GREAT deal!

SIGN UP FOR PAPER PUMPKIN HERE



Thanks for visiting with me today! 
See you tomorrow! 

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Custom Stamping on Project Life Cards


Oh how I've missed Project Life Scrapbooking these past couple of months!
Now that I'm catching up, I wish I had more photos so I could keep going with more pages.

Today's post is about custom stamping on Project Life Cards.
Project Life is all about easy, simple, and getting it done.
But for us who were born into the traditional scrapbooking life,
sometimes, just sometimes, it's nice to do a little more.

This morning, while my husband sat in a wing-backed chair relaxing in my craft room,
I did a little custom stamping on one of my Stampin' Up Project Life cards from the Happy Times collection. I was am so tickled with how this card turned out!

I used some scrap paper and old (non-SU) washi tape, to mask off areas I didn't want any stamping. Then I pulled out my favorite stamp set EVER, and started doin' my thing.
I loved how it looked right away, and when I pulled away the masking,
I was thrilled with the affect.



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Friday, August 28, 2015

Project Life Scrapbooking with Stampin' Up!


Yesterday, I showed you one of the Project Life pages I was working on.
I have 2 completed pages to share with you today.
There are still more photos I need to scrapbook, but right now it's time to enjoy my family!
Hope you all have a fabulous Saturday.



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Project Life with Stampin' Up!


I'm Project Life scrapbooking this morning!


Right now I'm just putting photos and PL cards in pockets.
Once I get everything arranged the way I like it, I'll start embellishing, die cutting, and stamping
with my new Stampin' Up Project Life "Happy Times" Bundle!

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What are you up to?

Thanks for visiting with me today! 
See you tomorrow! 

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes

Fridays are good days because that's when a brand new theme begins at PDE Linky Party.


For today's project, I decided to create a little treat box.


  • Designer Paper - Stampin' Up (SU) Floral District
  • Colors - Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, White
  • Twine, button & ribbon from stash
  • SU stamp sets - Gorgeous Grunge & Perfect Pennants
Easy Peasy! Swing by PDE Linky Party and show us what you've been working on these days.

Lovely As A Tree Thank You Tag & Video!


Welcome to my blog!
Have you guys been crafting this week? I've been doing a little. Mostly trying to plan some fun things for next month on my blog for you guys. There are some exciting things happening here in September. Keep your eyes out for fun stuff.

This morning I made a simple Thank You tag. I'm using this design for my August Stampin' Up order Thank You's.  These are tags that are sent out blank and those who receive them, can use them when they need a little thank you for someone. I slip in a separate note of thanks in the envelope.



I used a Stampin' Write marker to color the top of the tree,
and my Aqua Painter to watercolor the tree trunk.
The Ribbon I used is not in the list below because it's a new item in the
Holiday Mini catalog available to order Sept 1st.
Into the Woods 3/8" Cotton Ribbon #139612, 10 yards, $6.00


If you would like to re-create this design, it's super simple to do. Here are the supplies you need. Just click on the photos to hop over to my online store 24/7 to order. If you are ordering before Sept 10th, please use Hostess code WVM2CXS4. However, if your order is $150 or more, don't use it, because you will receive your own Hostess Benefits! If you'd like to have an online Party with me, let me know. I'll create a Hostess Code for you to share with your friends so that you can receive Hostess Benefits toward Free and Half Price Stampi' Up product!

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Thanks for visiting with me today! 
See you tomorrow! 

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Weight Watchers Wednesday


Hi, everyone!

I'm happy to report that Tom made it back from Canada safe and sound after being away for two weeks. I struggled with my eating while he was gone. I would skip meals, not track, snack too often, not to mention my 2-day chocolate fest.


Even after all of that, I weighed exactly to the ounce what I did last week.
I don't deserve that blessing, but I'll take it!
Now, it's time to get back on track and do this thing.
Do you know how hard it is to be good after you've slipped into laziness?
Don't ever find out. Just keep doing what you're suppose to be doing. Much less work that way.

See you again next week!

P.S. I just want to say. I am so happy and excited to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator again. It's silly how something like that can get me excited and make me smile at random times during the day. My Starter Kit came Monday, and I am having so much fun planning projects and videos for you guys. I'm even working on coming up with a Monthly Featured Stamp or some sort of Monthly Club for you guys. If you have any questions about Stampin' Up, or would like to JOIN MY TEAM, I'd love to hear from you!
Hugs!


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Grateful for You Gift Box


Hi, crafters and stampers! Guess what arrived at my house yesterday?


So excited! I have a lot of fun things planned for my blog and for you guys! 
Join my team HERE

My challenge blog, PDE Linky Party, has a theme this week that's all about Besties. My project today goes along with that theme, and I can't wait to share it with you. Be sure to pop over to PDE Linky Party and link up your Besties projects! Any type of crafting is welcome!

I incorporated a cut file from the Silhouette store along with some Stampin' Up stamps, punches, and fun gadgets. Take a looksee....


Sil ID# 90405 - Butterfly Box
The flower was created with the tissue that was included in my Paper Pumpkin box. I used the Fringe Scissors, rolled it up, and voila! Instant flower!

  


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Don't forget to check out the WEEKLY SPECIALS at Stampin' Up!


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Thanks for visiting with me today! 
See you tomorrow! 


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Monday, August 24, 2015

Treat Box & Silhouette News

Oh my gosh! Have you seen the new section in the Silhouette Store?
It's called, "Ready, Set, Make" and reminds me of the Cricut "Make It Now" section in their store. 
I LOVE IT! Take a look at it here.

This box is NOT from that section (that I know of), I got it last week and was excited to make this file over the weekend. Easy, Fast, and CUTE!

Sil ID# 85482 Daisy Gable Box

I re-sized the box to a larger size, and it looks like I forgot to re-size the daisy. Oh well, it's still pretty even though it's not nearly as big as it would have been if everything was re-sized together.



In addition to the products listed below that were used in this project,

I also used 2014 Designer Series Paper - Subtles Collection.

The 2015-2016 Designer Series Papers have new patterns.

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Thanks for visiting with me today!
Check out this awesome special for Paper Pumpkin!
It's not too late to get in on this deal!
Sign up now! Deal ends Sept 10.

Sign up for Paper Pumpkin HERE


See you tomorrow! 


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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Card

Hi, everyone! It's Janis here today from Pause Dream Enjoy, and it's my turn to post over at the CardzTV Gallery Blog. Woo-Hoo!

I decided to make one of the fun and simple Birthday cards from the Cricut Make-It-Now section.




  • Cricut Make-It-Now "Happy Birthday to You" Card
  • Sequins & Ribbon from stash
This card & Envelope features the following Cardz TV Stamps!
  • Snail Mail - postage wave lines and 5 cents stamp (envelope)
  • Going in Circles - Happy Birthday Circle (envelope)
  • Good Times - inside of card sentiment
Thanks for visiting with me today! 
See you tomorrow!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

BEE Mine Triangle Box

Today Tom & I celebrate 29 years of marriage.
The time has flown by.
My project today is part of the One Sheet Wonder projects I'm working on.
If you have never heard of One Sheet Wonder, just search Pinterest for it. 
They have lots of different cut templates and sample projects for you to try.



  • Stampin' Up Decorative Paper - Floral District (retired)
  • Stampin Up Colors - Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
  • Ribbons from stash
  • Stampin Up stamp set - Crazy, Mixed-Up Love (stamp set retired)
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Thanks for visiting with me today! 
See you tomorrow!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Mini Card with Watercolor Background Technique & a VIDEO!


Happy weekend, Stampers!
I can't wait to tell you how I created this watercolor background
on my Mini Card. So easy.
I grabbed one of my acrylic stamping blocks.
Grabbed a Stampin' Up Stampin' Write Marker.
Scribbled heavily on the acrylic block.
Used a spritzer to spray some water on the ink on the block.
Pressed it onto white cardstock.
Voila!
Handmade watercolor background.
You can try this blending different colors too.
I played around and made several backgrounds with different colors just for grins and giggles.

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See you tomorrow!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Special Announcement & Besties Card & Gift

Hi, everyone, and welcome to Friday.  I'm so excited because Tom (my husband) has been in Canada for two weeks, and he's coming home today! Please pray for safe travels and no unexpected flight delays for him. I can't wait to have him home. He's been gone too long. (Okay, so it's only been 2 weeks, but overnight is too long for me.)

I've been posting some Stampin' Up projects and links on my blog this week, but I haven't really made an official announcement..... so.....
I'm thrilled, excited, and elated to announce that I have rejoined the Stampin' Up family. I love their products and decided this is crazy paying full retail. I should just sign up and use my own discount again.

I've also subscribed to Stampin' Up's monthly project kit called PAPER PUMPKIN. It's a great way to try their products, collect their ink colors, and make some projects that are all pre-measured, pre-cut, pre-scored and ready for your assembly. It's fun!  They have really put a lot of attention to detail in these kits, and they have grown into something pretty spectacular since they first came out a few years ago. They were great then, but they are remarkable now. You can get your first 2 months half off by joining before September 10th! Use code HALFOFF at this link!

Here is a project I made for PDE Linky Party's BESTIES CARD which is the theme this week. I used the August Paper Pumpkin kit. (This kit makes 6 cards - 2 different styles, and 3 boxes.)



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Isn't this gorgeous? I love that big pink flower. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment. Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend. See you tomorrow.