Thursday, January 19

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop- Sealed with Love

 
 Well HELLO & Welcome to the very first 2017 Artisan Design Team blog hop!
 
There are 20 amazing ladies on the team & that means you'll need to grab your favorite beverage & stay a while!
I won't bore you with a lot of yada yada but I do have a couple little treat packages to share with you, so lets take a look...
 
The treat on the left is perfect to stuff some little kisses inside & the one on the right is actually a little matchbook style treat that holds a Ghirardelli square!
  
 
 
 
 
I am working on getting a little video together so you can see these in a little more detail so stay tuned for that. :)
  
OK Lets keep this party going & hop on over to the uber talented Mindy Backes!
 
 
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Tuesday, January 17

So in love...

Hello Crafty Friends!
I have a new card to share with you featuring the beautiful new stamp set
"So In Love"!

 
I love that it is such a versatile set & could really be used for any occasion!


http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=2002591
 
 
And guess what it gets better!
Check out all these awesome accessories that pair so perfectly
with this stamp set...
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=2002591
 
Here is a fabulous card created by Stampin' Up!'s Concept Art Team...
 
So yeah I'm pretty much "So In Love" with this stamp set Lol!
 
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Tuesday, January 10

Cutie Patootie Onsie!


Do you know how amazing the Big Shot is? Like seriously, it can cut so many different types of materials and today we are going to talk about Iron On Vinyl!

 
 
A friend of mine has a little princess that is celebrating her first birthday soon & they were looking for a custom onesie for her. Well that got my wheels turning & I thought,
“Hey I can totally make that!”
So I grabbed my Large Letters Framelits, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, some iron on vinyl, & a onesie.

 
My vinyl came with the protective plastic layer attached so I didn’t need to use anything between the iron & the die cut shapes. But this also makes it more of a challenge for your Big Shot. I used a cardstock shim & ran it back & forth about 6 times. It took a little bit of gentle tugging to get the pieces to pop out & you can also use a craft knife if you find it too difficult.

Now it was time for the actual ironing. Since I wanted a double layered design I ironed on the heart following the instructions that came with the vinyl.

 

Once the vinyl had cooled for a couple of minutes I carefully peeled off the plastic layer & because I’m doing another layer you must SAVE the plastic! Otherwise you will have melted vinyl on your iron & a ruined project.
Next I positioned the letters over the heart & carefully laid the plastic layer back over the heart to protect the raw vinyl from my iron. Once again I ironed the entire design following the vinyl’s instructions.

 

Once it was cooled it was time to remove the plastic layers & admire the cuteness!

 

I was pretty happy with how this turned out & can’t wait to create some more custom vinyl projects!

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Sunday, December 4

Frosty the Snowman!



I'm super duper excited to share a brand new snowman with you!
You may remember a few years ago my daughter sold her snowman tutorial to purchase coats, hats, & food for a local homeless center...well this year our family is raising money to benefit the Veterans Affairs organization in Sacramento. We became acquainted with them a few weeks ago when my company organized a donation of canned goods & non perishable food items in honor of Veterans Day.
It's always a joy to help the community especially those that have served in the Military!
Ok so if you're thinking how do I get my hands on this tutorial here's the deal...
 1. You can purchase it for $1.50 by clicking the Buy Now button below
2. Get it FREE when you place an order with me by December 31st using the
Hostess Code* 
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*FYI if you are placing an order over $150 do not apply the hostess code.
You will receive the tutorial & free hostess merchandise! Yippee!



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Sunday, November 20

Christmas Pines Stamp a Stack!

Hello Friends!
Long time no see but today I have a couple of Christmassy projects to share with you! 
 
But first lets talk about all the amazing Stampin up sales going on...
Click Here to see my November Newsletter!
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 Ok on with the show...
Stamp a Stacks are my favorite!
I enjoy watching everyone busy creating lots of cards for their friends & family!
 
This year my hubby had to work over time since he is my class "Big Shotter" & I fell in love with the Christmas Pines dies. He was such a trooper & cut 40+ of each tiny piece to create these projects...

I hosted 2 classes & the second class was smaller so they got to choose to do the gift bag or a gift card envelope.
Both were embellished the same.


Everyone's creations came out beautifully & I can't wait to plan our
Birthday Card Stamp a Stack for January! I'll be back soon to share more of the holiday cards we created.
 
Hugs & Holiday Blessings!

Tuesday, September 13

Soda Pop Card!

Hey Y'all!
I recently went back to work after being home with my girls for 10+ years so my crafty time has been pretty scarce but I am excited to share a little fun idea with you today!
 
If you follow me on Instagram you already got a sneak peek but here is the card I created along with a quick video showing you how to make your own pop can!
 
 
FYI- I didn't realize I had used a couple of retired products but that red foil paper is on the clearance rack right now & hopefully you have the white staz on ink in your stash!


 
 

Thursday, August 11

Periscope- Home Sweet Home Bundle

Welcome to my little shot at redemption after yesterdays crazy Periscope video. Lol!

 
 
 

Here is the video!
 

Wednesday, August 3

Thoughtful Branches Bright Blooms

Hey! Welcome!
Ya ready to take a peek at the next card I created
with the amazing Thoughtful Branches bundle?
 
 
I normally would never use such a bright color palette but as
I was visiting my sweet friend, Connie Collins's blog I was inspired by her beautiful creation!
(Click Here) to see it for yourself!

If you're in the area & want to come make 2 of these beauties,
join me in San Ramon on August 27th!
(click here for more info)

Thanks for stopping by today!