Nature Inspired Birthday

I made this card for my dad’s birthday, hope he likes it.

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126697 Wetlands Stamp Set $16.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
122959 Watercolor Paper $4.95
131180 Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
131181 Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126975 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
101406 Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad $7.95
131262 Regals Collection Stampin’ Write Markers $28.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
118485 Clear-Mount Block D (2-7/8″ x 2-11/16″) $8.50
103954 Aqua Painter $16.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
135639 Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker’s Twine $3.50

Posted on : May 27 2015
Posted under Birthday, Cards, Technique |

Oh Snap! Envelope Punch Board Camera Card

A good friend of mine is a professional photographer and I wanted to say thank you for taking pictures of my Girl Scout troop and this is the best way that I know how!  I made a dozen of these cards and envelopes and packed them into a cello bag and tied with a ribbon.  Can’t wait to present this to her tomorrow night!  She is going to flip out!

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How about some card measurements?

The base measures: 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″.  Using the Envelope punch board, I made the tab at the top (line up the left side of the card) at 1-3/4″ and punch.  Flip the card over and punch again at 1-3/4″.  Then trim off the excess card stock along the top and round the corners.  Embellish as you wish!  Yes, it is that simple!

 

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131083 Around the World Stamp Set $17.95
133504 Hip Notes Stamp Set $11.95
102482 Real Red Card Stock $6.95
121045 Basic Black Cardstock $6.95
101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock $8.50
133699 Flashback Designer Series Paper $10.95
135314 Silver Glimmer Paper $4.95
107300 Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes $6.50
126949 Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
132708 Memento Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
103683 Glue Dots $4.95
133774 Envelope Punch Board $19.95
119869 1/2″ Circle Punch $5.95
119873 3/4″ Circle Punch $12.95
119850 1-3/4″ Circle Punch $16.95
119861 1-1/4″ Circle Punch $15.95
133782 2″ Circle Punch $16.95
120906 2-1/2″ Circle Punch $16.95
135346 Project Life Corner Punch $7.95
133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack $16.95
119857 Word Window Punch $15.95
124094 1″ Square Punch $15.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $39.95
132172 Envelope Liners Framelits Dies $26.95

Posted on : May 25 2015
Posted under Cards, Envelope Punch Board, Fun Fold |

Lauren’s Award Week

Last week was a huge week for my daughter in Girl Scouts.  First she bridged from Cadettes to Seniors.

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Pictured from left to right: Erin, Lauren, Krista, Taylor, Veronica, Emma

 

Here is our first troop photo that was taking following the ceremony.

 

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Pictured in the top row: Krista, Taylor, Veronica.  Bottom row: Erin, Emma, Lauren

 

Here is Emma and Lauren on the bridge for their photo.

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Then the following night we braved the downpour of rain to attend the Silver Award Ceremony.  She worked under the direction of the camp ranger (Don Scott) as her project advisor and work was completed at one of the Girl Scouts Greater Los Angeles properties, Camp Lakota.  She worked with two other girls to repair camp fire ring, build benches, paint new screen room at Big Pine, and general clean-up at the Ranch House.

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Here is a photo that was taken of myself briefly explaining the girls’ projects.

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Following the ceremony, the girls got to meet and take a photo with GSGLA’s CEO Lise L. Luttgens.

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Pictured left to right: Madison, Lauren, Lise, Emma, Krista

 

The special moment for me was having Don Scott in attendance supporting the girls hard work.  He drove down to Santa Clarita from Frazier Park in the snow/rain to see them honored and celebrated with them!

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Pictured left to right: Krista, Don, Lauren

 

One final picture of all the girls to celebrate their accomplishment.  I am so proud of my daughter for sticking to her goal of earning this award and now wanting to continue in Girl Scouts.  Not only am I proud of her, but also of my other girls’ in the troop that earned the second highest award in Girl Scouts!

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Pictured left to right: Lauren, Emma, Krista, Madison


Posted on : May 22 2015
Posted under Friendly Friday |

Gorgeous Strawberry Flower

I saw a similar card on Pinterest and was so inspired by it that I recreated it using one of my favorite In Colors – Strawberry Slush!

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All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
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130517 Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set $17.95
130942 Flower Shop Stamp Set $17.95
125537 Mixed Bunch Stamp Set $21.95
131296 Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock $6.95
131294 Pistachio Pudding Cardstock $6.95
131295 Strawberry Slush Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
131178 Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
103683 Glue Dots $4.95
119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
127555 Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons $5.95
130698 Pansy Punch $15.95
125603 Blossom Punch $16.95
120906 2-1/2″ Circle Punch $16.95
119882 Scallop Edge Border Punch $15.95
117191 Bird Builder Punch $16.95
132657 Texture Boutique Embossing Machine $29.95
132187 Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95

Posted on : May 20 2015
Posted under Big Shot, Cards |

Happy Birthday to You

This is a super quick birthday card that I put together recently.

 

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137553 Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set $13.95
130517 Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set $17.95
131295 Strawberry Slush Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
133703 All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stacks $6.95
131172 Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
103683 Glue Dots $4.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
120907 Decorative Label Punch $16.95
133631 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment $4.95
119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95

Posted on : May 18 2015
Posted under Birthday, Cards, Photopolymer |

Silver Award Gifts

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Last night was the GSGLA’s Silver Award Ceremony (North region’s).  Four of my Girl Scouts (my daughter included) were awarded with their Silver Award pin.  The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Cadette can earn. The Girl Scout Silver Award represents a girl’s accomplishments in Girl Scouting and in her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others.  To earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, your project must be a minimum of 50 hours.

I used the Twisty Treat Kit (2014 Sale-a-Bration, this item is no longer available), slipped a box inside and filled it with Hershey Kisses and the Girl Scout Silver Award patch.  Very simple but a little little token of how proud I am of their accomplishments.

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100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
100712 Brushed Silver Card Stock $7.95
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126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
131206 1/8″ Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
119860 1-3/8″ Circle Punch $15.95
129053 Heat Tool $29.95
103083 Embossing Buddy $5.95
109131 Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder $4.75

Posted on : May 15 2015
Posted under 3-D Items, Friendly Friday |

Sophisticated Note Cards

I made a set of these note cards for my friend, they would make great Thank You’s, don’t you think??  They are pretty quick to cut, stamp and assemble, especially if you already have a pack of Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes on hand!!

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137161 Sophisticated Serifs Photopolymer Stamp Set $45.95
131527 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes $5.95
133703 All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stacks $6.95
131177 Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
131260 2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (set of 5) $14.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $39.95
132172 Envelope Liners Framelits Dies $26.95

Posted on : May 13 2015
Posted under Big Shot, Cards, Photopolymer |

Congratulations, Grad!

With graduations upon us now I wanted to share with you a super easy gift card holder that I made recently.

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How about some measurements and quick instruction?  Here you go then:

  • cardstock (base): 7- 3/4″ x 5″ and score at 2-1/2″ and 6″
  • cardstock (inside stamped piece): 2-1/4″ x 4-3/4″
  • cardstock (belly band): 1″ x 7-3/4″
  • DSP (top): 2- 1/4″ x 4-3/4″
  • DSP (bottom): 1-1/2″ x 4-3/4″

Just adhere the sides of the small flap so it will hold the gift card.  Wrap the belly band around the holder and adhere closed.  I used various punches to hide the end pieces.  It comes together in a matter of minutes.  Enjoy!

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137159 B.Y.O.P. Photopolymer Stamp Set $24.95
135380 Bravo Photopolymer Stamp Set $25.95
133675 Blackberry Bliss Cardstock $6.95
121043 Sahara Sand Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
133701 Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stacks $6.95
133642 Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
126189 Paper-Piercing Tool $3.95
126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat $4.95
118874 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch $16.95
119850 1-3/4″ Circle Punch $16.95
133782 2″ Circle Punch $16.95
124094 1″ Square Punch $15.95

Posted on : May 11 2015
Posted under Cards, Gift Card Holder, Graduation, Photopolymer |

URGENT! 24-Hour Deal

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Wow!!!  Now is the perfect time to try Paper Pumpkin!! 

Here are the details:

  1. MEGA deal alert! For 24 hours only, new subscribers can sign up for just $5 USD/$7 CAD (shipping included) for their first month! Go to PaperPumpkin.com and enter promo code 24HOURS. Hurry—this offer expires tomorrow night at 6:50 PM (MT). Best time to join EVER! 
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For new subscribers only, not valid on prepaid subscriptions. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. Offer ends May 9, 2015 at 6:50 PM (MT). After the first month, the fun will continue for just $19.95 USD/$24.95 CAD a month (shipping included). 

There you have it! Two GREAT reasons to sign up for Paper Pumpkin in the next 24 hours! Now . . . time to get busy. Call your family. Text your friends. Shout it from the rooftops. Share the promo code 24HOURS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so that no one feels left out.

Posted on : May 09 2015
Posted under Paper Pumpkin, SU! Promotions |

“Leader with a Heart” Award

A few weeks ago while at the 1st Time Campers event that my Girl Scout Troop hosts, my good friend and training mentor arrived before dinner time to pick up some gear, she surprised me with the “Leader with a Heart” award.  She wanted to present it to me at camp with my girls present.  I was so touched not only by the nomination but rather from the supporting letters from the girls in the troop on why I deserve this award.  Truly touched my heart and I am so blessed.

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On Wednesday night, was our Service Unit Leader meeting, and three other leaders were awarded with the “Leader with a Heart” award!  So deserving and rewarding.  I was also presented with a thank you card as well as a gift certificate to one of my favorite local area restaurant, Lazy Dog Cafe.  Once again, my heart is very full knowing that the work that I put forth as the Service Unit Manager touched so many lives.  I still offer my support to those that that seek me out when they have questions.  I never turn by back on those in need, those that know me, will nod their heads in agreement.  : )

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And I leave you this week with my favorite Minon!!!  Have a great weekend everyone!

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Posted on : May 08 2015
Posted under Friendly Friday |