Stamp It Group’s Blog Hop – Mother’s Day

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Welcome to my blog!  Are you hopping through the Stamp It Group‘s blogs today?  Maybe you arrived from Siara Acdal’s blog or Rhonda Price’s blog.  If you didn’t, I hope you’ll use the buttons at the bottom of today’s post to jump ahead or back through the posts.

This month’s theme is Mother’s Day.  I was originally planning to create a scalloped tag topped concertina mother’s day-themed card but I just didn’t ran out of time unfortunately.  I did spot an adorable project on page 36 of the Occasions Catalog.  So, I quickly shifted gears and created this card!  I hope this project inspires you like it did for me!

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The layer between the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and the Crumb Cake Cardstock is very hard to tell in the photo above, so I hope that the one below does it justice.  Obviously, it is so much better in real life!

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138841 Mother’s Love Stamp Set $30.95
120953 Crumb Cake Cardstock $6.95
101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock $8.50
133363 Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum $10.95
131176 Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
131177 Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
132708 Memento Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
103683 Glue Dots $4.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
132983 Gold Sequin Trim $4.95
135636 Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker’s Twine $3.50
135635 Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker’s Twine $3.50
137789 Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape $4.95
132657 Texture Boutique Embossing Machine $29.95
137365 Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95

Posted on : Apr 25 2015
Posted under Big Shot, Blog Hop, Cards, Photopolymer |

Being Honored

Last Saturday I attended the Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition.  There were over 700 registered members of Girl Scouts in attendance, largely in part of the Property Ratification that we voted on.  Following a yummy lunch, I received the President’s Award on behalf of the Service Unit.  This award was not earned by myself alone but it is due to all of the awesome leaders of the North River Service Unit.  I was also nominated and received the Honor Pin in recognition of service as an Adult Educator and Service Unit Manager.  Wow!!!  So very blessed to be choosen for these awards but to also spend a fun day with my Girl Scout sisters!

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Photos of my yummy lunch, I was eating my salad when I thought to take a photo.

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Awards

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Friends

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Michelle and I


Posted on : Apr 24 2015
Posted under Friendly Friday |

Mother’s Love

This card is inspired by a birthday card that I received from a very dear friend of mine.  Thank you Cindy for my birthday card and for the creative inspiration you sparked in me!  Love this unique layout and folds!

 

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Now, how cool is this card with all of the fun openings!

 

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138841 Mother’s Love Stamp Set $30.95
102544 Rose Red Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
137784 Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper $10.95
126954 Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
132708 Memento Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $39.95
129381 Ovals Collection Framelits $26.95

Posted on : Apr 22 2015
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Nobody Loves Like a Mom…

I finally got to play with this stamp set and I love how simple it is.

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All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
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138841 Mother’s Love Stamp Set $30.95
133675 Blackberry Bliss Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
137784 Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper $10.95
133642 Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126944 Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126959 Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
132708 Memento Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $39.95
127003 Apothecary Accents Framelits $24.95

 


Posted on : Apr 20 2015
Posted under Big Shot, Cards, Photopolymer |

Celebrating Paul’s Birthday and Volunteers

As I mentioned the other day, I am starting something new on my blog.  I have friends from all over the globe and I wanted to spend at least one post a week that is slightly personal and give you some insight into my life!  If you enjoy what you see and hear, please post a comment and let me know.  : )

Last Friday was my hubby’s birthday.  Check out the card I made him here.  I don’t get many comments on the things I make from him, but this sure was a big hit not to mention the gift card tucked inside!  He choose to go to Lazy Dog for dinner, it is one of our favorite local places in town.   I LOVE the fact that I can always surprise him by having the wait staff bring him a birthday dessert without him even knowing!  I did not have them sing though, I guess I draw the line on that!  : )  By the way, if you like Bloody Mary’s on the spicy side, this is the place for you!  Yum!!!

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Speaking of celebrating, this week is National Volunteer Appreciation, so in honor of it, I made this bouquet make from cupcake liners ~ thank you Pinterest for the DIY to give to the wonderful staff at my local Girl Scout Service Center.  These ladies are amazing and so helpful in the Santa Clarita office and they deserve this special gift!  The ribbon used is from Stampin’ Up, but retired (sorry)!  I have been an adult member of Girl Scouts for 9 years and many of these ladies have helped me in so many ways.

Thank You Volunteers!

 

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I LOVE this chalkboard clothespin!  Supper fun and can be used for anything.  Here is a look from above at all of the pretty blooms!

 

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Check out the sparkle stem (pencil).

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Until next week!


Posted on : Apr 17 2015
Posted under 3-D Items, Friendly Friday |

Butterfly Basics Tag

First off, I apologize for the delay in posting on my blog.  I know many of you look forward to my weekly creations.  The UDI Color Challenge Team is taking a break for the time being as I haven’t heard about it disbanding.  Therefore, I am going to change things up a bit and change the date that I post.  I will also be posting a little bit about my life, family, things going on in general.  I hope you continue to follow and enjoy the changes that are coming.

Enough about that, I bet you want to see an adorable tag that I made that were placed on Easter baskets for a giveaway.  I stamped the fern image 3 times, just slightly moving it and each time the Wild Wasabi color got lighter and lighter creating a silhouette effect.  These were super simple to make and turned out great!

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138816 Butterfly Basics Stamp Set $35.95
131198 Blushing Bride Cardstock $6.95
102316 Naturals White Card Stock $7.50
131174 Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126959 Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
103683 Glue Dots $4.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
135639 Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker’s Twine $3.50
137909 Artisan Embellishment Kit $9.95
119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
134365 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch $8.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $39.95
127003 Apothecary Accents Framelits $24.95
137360 Butterflies Thinlits Dies $24.95

Posted on : Apr 15 2015
Posted under 3-D Items, Big Shot |

Happy Birthday Mom!

Both my mom and hubby share the same birthday so I thought it was fitting to make her a Scalloped Tag Topper Concertina card too.  Here is Julie Japes link to see more information about how to make this card, click here.

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Here are close up photos of the panels.

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The box is the same that I used to make my hubby.  The card stock measures 7-1/2″ square.  Using the Envelope Punch Board, the first score mark is 2-5/8″ and the second it at 4-1/8″.  As you can see int he photo below, you want to use the “wide” edge for your cuts (removing the top tabs and creating slits in the bottom).  Fold up and you have a freakin’ awesome little box.  I used a Velcro dot to secure the flap closed.

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131344 Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set $14.95
130622 Label Love Stamp Set $17.95
133155 Petite Petals Stamp Set $11.95
133663 Epic Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set $25.95
119683 Daffodil Delight Cardstock $6.95
121043 Sahara Sand Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
137784 Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper $10.95
133642 Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
131172 Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
131181 Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126959 Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126976 Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
103683 Glue Dots $4.95
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
133774 Envelope Punch Board $19.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
114319 5/8″ Organza Ribbon $5.95
119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
137414 Bow Builder Punch $16.95
133324 Scalloped Tag Topper Punch $22.95
133322 Petite Petals Punch $12.95
130920 Artisan Label Punch $15.95

Posted on : Apr 11 2015
Posted under 3-D Items, Birthday, Cards, Paper Pumpkin, Photopolymer, Template |

Happy Birthday Paul!

I saw this card over a year ago and I finally got around to making one for my hubby’s birthday, which is tomorrow.  This is called a Concertina Card and the original idea is from Julie Japes.  Click here to see her video and more information about how to make this card.

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Here are close up photos of the panels.

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Ok, so now the box to hold this awesome little card in.  My card stock measures 7-1/2″ square.  Using the Envelope Punch Board, the first score mark is 2-5/8″ and the second it at 4-1/8″.  As you can see int he photo below, you want to use the “wide” edge for your cuts (removing the top tabs and creating slits in the bottom).  Fold up and you have a freakin’ awesome little box.

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Here the box is made and it is ready to hold the card.  I added a Velcro dot to hold the flap down.

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Please note that the Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers are no longer available as there weer some quality issues with them.  Stampin’ Up! knows that these items were very popular and they are looking into another solution.

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130622 Label Love Stamp Set $17.95
133666 Metro Type Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set $25.95
130426 Sketched Birthday Stamp Set $17.95
137553 Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set $13.95
131197 Bermuda Bay Cardstock $6.95
100867 Night of Navy Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
132622 Gold Foil Sheets $3.95
137783 Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper $12.95
133645 Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
131171 Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126983 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
131173 Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126970 Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
132708 Memento Pad $5.95
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126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
133774 Envelope Punch Board $19.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
138634 Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (2015 SAB) ***
137414 Bow Builder Punch $16.95
133324 Scalloped Tag Topper Punch $22.95
130920 Artisan Label Punch $15.95
119850 1-3/4″ Circle Punch $16.95
133782 2″ Circle Punch $16.95
122361 Petite Pennants Builder Punch $16.95
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Posted on : Apr 09 2015
Posted under 3-D Items, Birthday, Blendabilities, Cards, Photopolymer, Technique |

For Peeps’ Sake

I cannot believe how quick the first quarter of the year has gone by!  My daughter has registered for high school and we attended orientation and open house last week.  She is also going to be trying out for the freshman cheer squad.    Tomorrow is Easter, so I thought I’d better get my butt in gear and produce something with this stamp set!  I punched a bunch of flowers to create a floral wreath around the greeting/window!  I LOVE how it turned out!

 

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120953 Crumb Cake Cardstock $6.95
111351 Pink Pirouette Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
122924 Pool Party Cardstock $6.95
126975 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126957 So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
131259 Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers $28.95
131263 Subtles Collection Stampin’ Write Markers $28.95
100082 Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker $3.50
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
103683 Glue Dots $4.95
119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
133322 Petite Petals Punch $12.95
118874 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch $16.95
119850 1-3/4″ Circle Punch $16.95
133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack $16.95

Posted on : Apr 04 2015
Posted under Cards, Easter |

Happy Easter Bunny

There is something very special about this stamp set and it just puts a smile on my face.  I hope it puts a smile on yours and a spring in your step!

 

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137152 Happy Easter Bunny Stamp Set $11.95
131198 Blushing Bride Cardstock $6.95
131201 Pear Pizzazz Cardstock $6.95
122959 Watercolor Paper $4.95
131172 Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126982 Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126957 So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126963 Perfect Plum Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126976 Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
101406 Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad $7.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
102845 Blender Pens $9.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $39.95
129381 Ovals Collection Framelits $26.95
132657 Texture Boutique Embossing Machine $29.95
137365 Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95

Posted on : Apr 02 2015
Posted under Big Shot, Cards, Easter |