9.29.2014

World Card Making Day

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World Card Making Day is ofically on October 4th.  Jane Lee and I have combined forces to offer you a super awesome kit to celebrate.  And when I say 'super awesome', I mean SUPER AWESOME!  You have 2 options:

Option 1$50  Purchase 1 kit for you - receive some product (with the option to add on all product needed with FREE shipping) and all the paper pieces (cut and scored) to create 1 each of 5 different projects plus video tutorials on how to complete each project.  Fee includes tax and shipping.
Product Included in Option 1:

  • Choose Happiness *clear* mount stamp set
  • Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder
  • Silver Sparkle Dazzling Diamonds
  • Stampin' Sponges
  • paper pre-cut and scored to make 5 cards (1 each of 5 designs)   
 
Option 2$400  Purchase 8 kits (1 for you and 7 of your friends) - receive ALL the products to create your cards.  If you already have the products in this kit, you can swap them for other products of equal or lesser value.  PLUS you get to choose $50 worth of product for FREE!  PLUS you will receive video tutorials sent straight to your inbox so you can easily recreate these projects.  BONUS:  You will receive a FREE Good Greetings stamp set (wood or clear) with Option 2.
Product Included in Option 2:

  • Choose Happiness *clear* mount stamp set
  • Good Greetings (wood or clear) mount stamp set
  • Baked Brown Sugar Ink Pad
  • Lost Lagoon Ink Pad
  • Calypso Coral Ink Pad
  • Pistachio Pudding Ink Pad
  • Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad
  • VersaMark Ink Pad
  •  StāzOn Jet Black Ink Pad
  • Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
  • Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder
  • Silver Sparkle Dazzling Diamonds
  • Stampin' Sponges
  • Stampin' Distress Tool
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig
  • Heat Tool
  • Very Vintage Buttons
  • Linen Thread
  • Gold Sequin Trim
  • Silver Metallic Baker's Twine
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Fast Fuse Adhesive
  • Glue Dots
  • paper pre-cut and scored to make 40 cards (8 each of 5 designs)  
 
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I've given you a sneak peek of the projects you'll be creating.  Once you decide to participate, you will receive a list of all items you can add to your order.  You can also just keep the invoice as is without adding extra product.  You won't pay shipping on any items added to this order so you may want to take advantage of that!  After payment is received, you will receive all instructional videos, full pictures, etc. and I will ship products and the kit to you.

http://scrapjunkie-becky.blogspot.com/p/stamps-in-mail.html

9.25.2014

Fancy Friday Blog Hop-Wonderfully Sketchy!

Yes, it is the last Friday of the month, and you know what that means?! YUP! Another Fancy Friday Blog Hop! There are 10 of us, so be sure to continue on the hop so you don't miss a thing!

Thank you to all who joined us last month, especially those of you who played along in the challenge! That being said, we have a winner to announce! The randomly drawn participant who will get their hands on the Seasonally Scattered stamp set is. . .

Lauren Reeves!

YAY! Congrats Lauren! Please e-mail Cindy or I with your address and we will make sure that gets shipped out to you ASAP!

Now, onto our Fancy sketch created by Jen Timko!
 
This is such a fun and versatile sketch, there are SO MANY possibilities! I have been wanting to use my new You're Wonderful set that I received as a gift from my friends Gwen and Chrissy, and I thought this sketch would be a perfect starting point! I incorporated the color combo from this week's challenge over at colourQ, check it out:

Here's my creation using the combined challenges:

 

To get the background, I simply brushed some white craft paint on my kraft cardstock, then after it dried I lightly stamped my Hardwood background in Baked Brown Sugar. Now, off to finish the hop!

Let's head In The Cat Cave and see what Cathy created for the Fancy Friday challenge, shall we?!

http://www.inthecatcave.com/2014/09/sept-ff.html
Supplies used:You're Wonderful stamp set and Hardwood background stamp; Kraft and Whisper White cardstock; StazOn Jet Black, and Baked Brown Sugar ink pads; Night of Navy ink refill; Aqua Painters; Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive Blendabilities Markers; Tea Lace Paper Doilies; 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon; Gold Sequin Trim; white craft paint; paint brush.

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Don't miss out on Stamps in the Mail! We are heading in to round 3, but you can still sign up and receive round 1 and 2! Click on the add for more info. Plus, refer a friend and if they register for Stamps in the Mail for Round 1 Month 3 you will get $5 off your registration fee! (Be sure and email me with the friend you refer so I can keep my eye out for their registration!)

9.24.2014

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop-Feather Necklace

Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop! I hope you join us as we travel around the world to see what this international team has to share, you will be amazed and inspired for sure!

Every woman I know is a collector of sorts. For some it's shoes, for others it's purses, for me. . . it's jewelry. I LOVE jewelry, and I have quite a collection (almost as large as my stamp collection)! I have fond memories as a child dressing up in my great-grandmother's jewelry with my cousins and sister. . . Grandma Fernie had a dresser FULL of jewelry!

When I spotted this awesome necklace on The Crafted Sparrow, I immediately fell in love and knew I had to make something similar for myself! The Four Feathers set and the Simply Pressed Clay worked perfectly for creating my own trendy feather necklace! Check it out:

 

 It was actually fairly easy to create! It took me less than 10 minutes (not including drying time for the clay). Look at the pics below for the process:

You can change the color of the Simply Pressed Clay by adding a few drops of your favorite ink refill, I used Tangerine Tango. I then used the handle of my Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamp to flatten and even out the clay. Once it was smoothed out, I pressed my feather stamp into it, let it dry, and then trimmed it with my Paper Snips. I poked a hole in the tops of the clay feathers with my Paper-Piercing Tool, and then used some jump rings to hook everything onto my necklace chain. Pretty cool, huh?!

Let's go visit Cindy!

http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2014/09/artisan-sept-4.html

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Don't miss out on Stamps in the Mail! We are heading in to round 3, but you can still sign up and receive round 1 and 2! Click on the add for more info. Plus, refer a friend and if they register for Stamps in the Mail for Round 1 Month 3 you will get $5 off your registration fee! (Be sure and email me with the friend you refer so I can keep my eye out for their registration!)

9.17.2014

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! 2014 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Be sure to continue the hop around the world and see what the whole team has to share!

When Nate and I were first married, I worked as a Special Ed Para and spent the day working with kids who were struggling to keep up in their mainstream classroom. The extra help in a smaller group setting worked wonders for them to advance in their math, reading, and other academics. I found that most of the kids I taught were VERY intelligent, they just didn't fit the "typical mold" and needed to learn in a different way than most. Many times I had to get very creative in my teaching methods in order to keep the kids engaged. I found that if the kids were having fun, they were more likely to learn. I made MANY folder games to encourage the kids to learn and have fun.

When Gage was diagnosed with SPD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, I thought my teaching experience would mean I would have no problems making sure Gage was keeping up in school. Hahahahaha, the jokes on me! There was only one factor I didn't consider. . . he was my own child, and we all know that our kids are MUCH better for other adults than they are for their parents, am I right?! Gage LOVES to push my buttons and test his grounds with me, and when it comes to doing his homework, um. . .  yeah. . .  he flat out refuses to do it. Of course, I can't make him do it, so I have found that I need to get creative in how we go about homework. So, back to my early years, I have resorted to try and come up with ways to make homework fun. Wha?! Homework fun?! I created this super cute and fun folder game using the Motlley Monsters DPS for Gage, and now he loves to practice his math facts!

I made the gameboard and instructions non-specific so that I can simply change out the flash cards and use it for subtraction, multiplication, or division.
Ah! How nice it is to not have to argue with my 6-year-old as to why he needs to practice math facts. . .

Let's go see what Cindy has to share with us, shall we?

http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.com/2014/09/artisan-sept-3.html

Supplies used: Epic Alphabet set; Motlley Monsters DPS; Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, and Basic Black cardstock; Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, and Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Markers; White Chalk Marker; other: file folder and dice.


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Don't miss out on Stamps in the Mail! We are heading in to round 3, but you can still sign up and receive round 1 and 2! Click on the add for more info. Plus, refer a friend and if they register for Stamps in the Mail for Round 1 Month 3 you will get $5 off your registration fee! (Be sure and email me with the friend you refer so I can keep my eye out for their registration!)

9.10.2014

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop! Join us as we travel around the globe to see the 2014 international ADT Team's AMAZING work!

Last week I showed you a glimpse of what I have been up to for what seems like forever! Today I am going to show you the end result!
We recently celebrated my in-laws 50th Wedding Anniversary. . . and of course I volunteered to be in charge of decorating! It is a madness passion. . . truly it is. . . I enjoy doing it!
 I cut and rolled over 1000 flowers made with the Spiral Flower Die. . . used 123 hot glue sticks. . . 5 spools of 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon. . . 2 spools each of Venetian Crochet Trim, 7/8" Cotton Ribbon, 5/8" Gold Satin Ribbon, and Linen Thread. . . a spool of Gold Sequin Trim. . . and burned my fingers with the hot glue gun countless times!
 Nate's Nephew's wife Kerstie made the most delicious cake and cupcakes. . . 
And what party would be complete without a fun photo booth to capture the memories?!
 Here's Nate's parents, the happily married couple of 50 years. . .
. . . and of course my silly little stinker!
We had a TON of fun! But, phew! I sure am glad it's over!

Let's head on over and see what Cindy has been up to!
http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.com/2014/09/artisan-sept-2.html

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Don't miss out on my Stamps in the Mail! We are heading in to round 3, but you can still sign up and receive round 1 and 2! Click on the add for more info. Plus, refer a friend and if they register for Stamps in the Mail for Round 1 Month 3 you will get $5 off your registration fee! (Be sure and email me with the friend you refer so I can keep my eye out for their registration!)