September 19, 2017

Test Tube Spooky Treat Box

Happy Tuesday! I have a cute little treat box to share with you today. I had found these cute little Test Tubes filled with bubbles on Amazon early summer and decided to use these in preparation for an up coming craft fair since I don't currently have candy on hand to fill my Stampin' Up! Treat Tubes.
These are so quick and easy to make but I decided to do a video for you so you could see just how quick these go together.. I hope you enjoy it and that it inspires you to make a bunch of these to pass out to your little ghosts and goblins this Halloween season.

Below, you will find the products used in this project, linked directly to my store if you would like to re-create these adorable little boxes. I also included a link to the Test Tube Bubbles from Amazon because lets face it, who doesn't love bubbles? They can make even the most serious person smile!
Let me know if you try making your own, I would love to hear how it goes. In the meantime, Happy Stamping,

Product List
Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Paper Snips Scissors
Simply Scored

September 14, 2017

A Great Time to Join Our Team of Kreative Heart Stampers

Good Morning and Happy Thursday! It's a little rainy here, but boy have we had an upturn in our temperatures! It's back to feeling like Summer again, at least for another week anyway. There for a couple of weeks, it was feeling like Fall had a strong foothold. Anyway, I'm enjoying the return of Summer.
Now, I want to talk to you about joining the Kreative Heart Stampers. With the holiday's lurking just around the corner, now is an AWESOME time to join. Here are just a few good reasons to join now:
1. Earn a little (or a lot) extra income. As a brand new Kreative Heart Stamper, you will earn 20% of your sales as income and if you promote to Bronze Elite (sell $900 within a rolling year) you will begin to earn 25% of your sales! And of course there are lots of other ways to increase your income that I will teach you as a Kreative Heart Stamper.
2. Save money on your own crafty purchases! Yes, as a brand new Kreative Heart Stamper, you will save 20% on your own purchases and that too increases to a 25% savings when you promote to Bronze Elite.
3. The Starter Kit is the BEST value around! Purchase $125 in YOUR CHOICE of product from any of the current catalogs for $99 +tax and receive your business supplies FREE and get FREE shipping!
4. YOU decide how you want to run YOUR business! I am here to assist you in any way you need. I will share EVERYTHING I do in my business with you, but YOU decide if that works for you! There are no Stampin' Up! or Kreative Heart Stamper Police - Just Cheer Leaders to encourage you and opportunities to grow as you choose.
We meet virtually and in person the 2nd Sunday of each month for training on business topics and to have fun crafting together. We have a Facebook group dedicated to the Kreative Heart Stampers to share and just chat and have fun. 
I would love to have you join me on this journey, it's fun, it's exciting and who doesn't want to save a little money and have an opportunity to make a little too? Oh, and there is also the extra perk of having the opportunity to earn "incentive trips"! The Stampin' Up! new year begins October 1st and we will begin working toward earning our way on to the Greek Isle Cruise making this THE perfect time to sign up, giving you a whole year to work toward the trip if that interests you. I really hope you consider this. Being a demo can and will bring you so much joy. It's truly amazing to see how a little ink and paper can make others smile and literally change their life for the better. I never would have believed it had I not experienced it first hand, but it's so true.
Here's what I want you to do, sit down with your catalog, and make out your wish list. Make it out as though money were no object then total it up. Now, pull $125 worth of product from that list -  that would be your starter kit for $99. Now, take the remaining items total and subtract 20% . Notice how much you could save! Now, break that down into bite sized orders and those are the orders you will place throughout the year marching your way toward earning 25% off your personal orders and earning 25% of orders you take from friends and family and new friends (new customers have a way of becoming new friends)
Here's a Wish List for you:

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. I'm here  to answer anything I can and if I don't have an answer, I will most certainly get you an answer. If you're ready to take the plunge, click here and fill out the information along with your starter kit order and in approximately 7-10 days your goodies will arrive.
In the meantime, Happy Stamping,

September 12, 2017

Spooky Cat Halloween Pizza Boxes

Hello and Happy Tuesday! It's been a crazy day and I was running behind this morning, so my apologies for posting so late this evening. I really do try to make sure it's the first thing I do in the morning but well, my morning ran away from me, then I had to head out for work soooo, here are I and I have a really cute little project for you. I really do love these mini Pizza Boxes from Stampin' Up! They are just the cutest. And what's more, is although they are white, you can so easily change up the color with a little ink and some Stampin' Sponges.
Take a look;
I just love the cat punch too. And the Basic Rhinestone jewel collar just pops, don't you think? I know it's hard to tell in the photo, but I did sponge the mini Pizza Box with Black Archival ink. Check out the video below and while you're there, please subscribe to my channel. I would really appreciate it if you did.
Below is a list of materials I used in this project, just click the links to pick up this awesomeness to create your own. These are perfect for the small individual packs of Candy Corn or a cookie. I hope you enjoyed today's project. Let me know in the comments below.
Happy Stamping, 

Product List
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
Stamping Sponges
Mini Pizza Boxes
Tangerine Tango 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Cat Punch
Layering Circle Framelits Dies
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals

September 7, 2017

Colorful Seasons for Fall

Good morning and Happy Thursday! It really is beginning to look a lot like Fall around here so I thought today I would share with you a quick and very easy card with you that uses very few of your stamping resources, yet packs a whole lot of PUNCH!



Colorful Seasons


Whisper White


Pumpkin Pie
Cajun Craze
Chocolate Chip


Clear Wink of Stella
Jute Twine
Seasonal Layers Thinlits
Stampin' Sponges
Glue Dots
Fast Fuse
Post-It Notes for mask


Begin with a half sheet of Whisper White Cardstock folded in half (8 .5" x 5.5") and mask off the left side of the front panel of the card base protecting the back of the cardbase and the right front leaving an area of approximately 2" of white space (this really isn't important, leave open what you think will look good for your taste). Once masks are in place, using a piece of Stampin' Sponge, swirl on Pumpkin Pie ink, begin swirling color onto the mask working your way onto the cardbase, this will prevent the color from being applied to heavy handed (it's far easier to add color than it is to take it away), then using the same technique, add Cajun Craze followed by a little of the Chocolate Chip. Go easy on the Chocolate Chip, you just want a little to accent the piece. Go ahead and add a little more Pumpkin Pie and remove the mask.
Using the left over Whisper White, stamp 3 solid leaves using the "Rock n Roll" technique. To do this, pick up Pumpkin Pie ink with the solid stamp, then carefully "roll" the edges of the stamp over the Cajun Craze ink and stamp onto the cardstock. Do this for a total of 3 leaves. Then, using the leaf image with veins, stamp over the leaves with the Chocolate Chip. Die cut the leaves with the Big Shot and coat with Clear Wink of Stella. Apply to card front with Fast Fuse, tie a bow with the Jute Twine and add to card over leaf stems with a glue dot. 

I hope you enjoy this card and give it a try for yourself. It's quick and it's simple and it really packs some wow! To purchase the products used in this card, just use the links below. Thank you for taking the time to hang out with me for a few. 
Happy Stamping!

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September 5, 2017

Let's Get Together and Stamp Out Breast Cancer!

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Here in the US we had an extended weekend for Labor Day, which turned out to be a quiet and relaxing day for me Hubby had to work so it was just me and Tucker for the day.
Today I want to share with you an important class I am holding in October. As I'm sure most of you are aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of all of the Breast Cancer Warriors, Survivors and those that did not win their final battle, I am holding a card class featuring the Ribbon of Courage Stamp set and all proceeds for this class will go to a Breast Cancer Research Fund as a donation to fight this horrific disease. 
The statistics for Breast Cancer are quite startling! Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed at some point with breast cancer? Look around at 8 women, one of you will receive a diagnosis at some point! Pretty scary stuff. Early detection remains our best chance, but not for everyone. Many of us know that one who although detected early, did all the right things and still did not win the final battle. We must never stop looking for that guaranteed cure! Together we can help. I would love to have you join me for the live class, but if you can't, I am offering several options To Go; 6 to be exact. If you are able to join the live session and are interested in the ultimate bundle, it is also available for $53

Option 1: $40 Receive the Stamp set, Whisper White Bakers Twine, PDF instructions and Card Kits for a total of 6 cards (2 each of  designs) (PDF sent by email)

Option 2: $25 This option is perfect if you already own the stamp set. Receive the PDF and Card Kits for a total of 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) (PDF sent by email)

Option 3: $15 This is for just the PDF instructions emailed to you for all 3 card designs,

Option 4: $5 This is reserved special for my team to purchase the PDF instructions

Option 6: $60 This is the ULTIMATE bundle. Receive the Stamp set, Whisper White Bakers Twine,  PDF, the card kits and the coordinating die set

All prices include shipping to you. 

If you would like to register for any of the above options, please use the registration form in the Events tab above indicating your choice and I will email you an invoice (Per Stampin' Up! rules, I am not allowed to include PayPal links on my blog that include product - and rules are rules)
All card kits will be cut, scored, punched, die cut and embossed for you. All you will need to do is stamp images and assemble. So, join me and lets STAMP OUT BREAST CANCER!
Thank you so much!

Tuesday's Tip:

Today's tip is on using the Watercolor pencils:

September 1, 2017

The Holiday Catalog is officially LIVE! New Host Promotion too!

Hello and TGIF! Wow, the holiday catalog has finally gone live! Can you believe it? Well, in addition to the catalog going live, Stampin' Up! has introduced an exclusive stamp set just for hostesses that have at least $300 in orders! This stamp set is awesome!

Just look at these amazing samples from Stampin' Up! And wait until you see what some of our Artisan Team members have been up to with this great set. But, if you would like your own set, gather a few of your friends for a fun evening of stamping, get $300 in orders and this set is all yours and that is on top of your Stampin' Rewards! If you are not local to me, we can do a Facebook party for you. Just reach out to me and let me know what would work for you. Lets get this awesome stamp set into your hands. This promotion last only until October 31st so don't wait!
Happy Stamping!

August 29, 2017

Spooky Cat Pizza Box

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I know, this week is off to a bumpy start and well today won't be any different. Let's just say, I am soooo grateful for my crafty friends and the solace of my craft room because my real job is testing my strength and resilience. Now don't get me wrong, I love my real job of Clinical Informatics; however, whenever there is an implementation of brand new can rest assured there is going to be something you discover that doesn't work as it should and it doesn't matter how much testing you did before go-live...well today is the day. We go live with our brand new Emergency Room documentation fingers crossed all goes well and those things you know are going to go wrong aren't anything too difficult to overcome....Is it too late to go back to bed? Ok, well enough about all that.
Today, I have a cute little treat box for you using the new stamp set, Spooky Cat that goes live Friday! Anyone else doing the happy dance? I know that I am. Anyway, I used the coordinating DSP, Spooky Night and stamped the cute little owl onto the tree branch over the moon and cut it into a 3" square. I layered it onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut 3.25" square and adhered it to the pizza box top.To complete it, I took a strand of the mini black sequins and added to the top with a glue dot and then tied a bow using the beautiful black crochet trim and added that also with a glue dot. I then stamped the Happy Halloween in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock cut .5" x 3" and bannered one end and slipped it under the crochet trim with a glue dot.

I thought this came out so cute and it was really easy to make.. It would make a great treat box for the small packages of candy corn or a few small snack size Hershey bars. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Now, I have just one other it just me, or does anyone else think of Phoebe on the '90's show Friends and her song, "Smelly Cat" every time you say Spooky Cat? Please tell me I'm not alone here!
And don't forget, today is Tuesday for Tips! Here is a quick video on how to clean and keep clean your Stampin' Scrub.
 I hope you find this helpful.
Happy Stamping,

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