Wednesday, November 14, 2018

What type of paper crafter are you?

Hi all! I just got back from the Stampin'Up! On Stage event in Orlando this past weekend and it has left me inspired and has seriously renewed my passion to craft! 

So, I would love to hear from you...what type of crafter do you consider yourself? Are you a beginner that's curious and intrigued about stamping but don't know where to start? Or, are you a casual crafter that likes to create things with a purpose, like cards for birthdays, holidays or occasions? Or, would you say you're the ultimate crafting enthusiast that loves using all the gadgets, hoarding accessories, stamps or paper because they are too cute to pass up, and you just have the love for crafting and making things because they make you happy?

Personally, I have to admit, I fall into the last category.  But you know what? The cool thing is, that whichever type of crafter you relate to, something magical happens when you start creating. No matter what level you are, there is that sense of pride and accomplishment that makes you feel good, right? It's that "Look what I made!" feeling, which keeps us going and creating more.

Well my dear friends, for today's post I'm sharing 3 cards that I was inspired to make using the Hand Delivered hostess set. Isn't it so cute? I love this girl and the balloons! Here's a closer look at these 3 cards:

Here's a simply stamped card with images colored in with Stamping Blends. Just a smidge of ribbon to dress it up a bit.

Now, here's another version of the card slightly stepped up - stamped background, a little glitter paper, and punched sentiment.

And finally, a little more stepped up. The background is embossed, and I've added a few more accessories like the metallic thread and sequins. 

What do you think? If you feel inspired, I'd challenge you to carve out some time today to stamp or make something handmade. Need some supplies or just want to check out Stampin'Up!'s latest products, you can shop now at my online store (just in time for the holidays)! I have a special Host Code that you can apply to your order til Nov 30:

Host code: TCFCR342

What does the hostess code do for you? Well, if you place an order of $50 or more, you'll get a pack of dimensionals. Be sure to enter it before checkout.

You will also be entered into a raffle to win the Hand Delivered stamp set! Questions? Feel free to send me an email (link in the right column!

Bye for now!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

It's Stampin'Up!'s Birthday!

Hi Everyone! It's me and I am chiming in to tell you that today is Stampin'Up!'s Birthday! To celebrate, you can get 15% off on these select stamps...but only for today! Check them out here!

Have a great day and come back soon! I'm gonna revive my blog and catch you all up on what's been going on :)

Cheers and have a great day!

Monday, December 5, 2016

A little sparkle with Pretty Pines and Cable Knit

Hi there, friends! Hope you had a great weekend! I'm sure many of you are in the midst of holiday prep and all that good stuff...I know I am! So much to do and so little time! I'm just popping by today with a quick share of a Christmas card I made using the Pretty Pines Thinlits and Cable Knit embossing folder. So, this embossing folder is a brand new style that's thicker than the traditional embossing folders and I do have to say I was really amazed at the 3-dimensional texture of this knit - it really does pop! You can see the intricate details and it truly does transform the paper with this knit pattern!  I love the Pretty Pines thinlits, too. The pine needles and pinecones add a nice and festive touch.  I also wanted to incorporate a touch of sparkle, and what better to do so than with some gold sequins lightly dusted on the page?! To give the card some flair, I added a few random slivers of gold foil paper and Certainly Celery card stock to pizzazz it up a little. Hope you like it!

Here's a closer look at the Pretty Pines thinlits and Cable Knit embossing folder for you:

Hope you got some Christmas inspiration on your visit today. Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas Tags!

Hey there friends! Hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving with your family and friends! We were up in Seattle to celebrate at my sis-in-law's house and we had a great time hanging out with family. I think we might have brought some rain back to SoCal, but it felt nice to have some rainy weather for a change :) It definitely got me in the mood for crafting and getting ready for Christmas!

I got a lot of use out of my Cookie Cutter Christmas Photopolymer Bundle!  It comes with the Cookie Cutter Christmas photopolymer stamps and super cute Cookie Cutter Builder punch - you can check it out below:

Here's one more batch of tags I made - this time I added some flair with a touch of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper Pack (DSP):

You can check these out along with the Online Extravaganza sale items at my online store, where there's no waiting in line. Just in time for some cyber Monday browsing ;)

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Stampin'Up!'s Online Extravaganza is HERE!

Happy Monday, blog friends! Stampin'Up!'s Online Extravaganza is here! Not only can you save up to 40% off on select products, but there are super special 24 hr deals on Nov 21 and Nov 28. Here's a quick glance on TODAY's items:

And for next Monday, Nov 28:

You can take a look at the full list here.

It's a great time to scoop up the Gift Bag and Gift Box punch boards, or the very on-trend Ombre Pads bundle for your favorite crafter...or if that favorite crafter happens to be yourself, then so be it! ;)  There are a lot of other punches, stamps and embellies to take a gander at, too!  Enjoy!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

November's Paper Pumpkin project!

Hello friends! I'm popping in with a quick post to share the November Paper Pumpkin project! I got it in the mail this week and was so excited to put it together this weekend.  Isn't this such a sweet card? This month's kit comes with 8 cards you can create! I love this winter scene. This card is chockfull of fun elements! From the sequins, to the die cut layers and much fun. I'm glad I got the chance to get my craft fix! Here's a look at all 8:

I love getting my Paper Pumpkin subscription each month! For those of you closet crafters, this is an awesome option to get your craft fix on your doorstep!  Here's the link to find out more!

Oh! I also want to mention that Stampin'Up!'s Online Extravaganza starts tomorrow! You can visit my online store to check out the special deals - up to 40% off on awesome Stampin'Up! products!

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Cool October Promos - Oh My!

What better way to kick start the fall then with a couple of cool promos!

In celebration of World Card Making Day this past weekend, Stampin' Up! is offering up to 25% off on select cardmaking essentials from now until Oct 5!

And...have you been eyeing the pretty papers in the catty? Well, now's a great time to stock up on Designer Series Paper with the Buy 3 get one free promo for the whole month of October!

Need some fresh ideas on how to use the pretty DSP?  Here's a handy flyer to take a peek at three inspirational card sketches you can use to get your creative juices flowing. Enjoy and have a great day!