Thursday, November 29, 2012

Great things come in {cute} handmade packages

Hi all!  How are you?  I am popping in with a quick post of a fabulous idea that I had to CASE from Qbee's Quest!  How cute is this box!  Here's a full look of the outside:

And wait til you see the inside....

Isn't that so clever?!  It's a hinged box that measures 3" x 5" and is 1" deep.  I love the little pop-up for the gift card!  I am so glad I stumbled across Brenda's post - she has a step-by-step tutorial on her blog, so it makes this project so easy peasy, you'll want to make a bunch!  I know I am!! Plus there's even room to add some yummy candy or a nice tube of lipstick.  Hope you liked this case!
Here are the supplies I used:
{Penguin Gift Card Box}
*Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Be of Good Cheer DSP, Very Vanilla
*Stamps: No Peeking
*Inks: Cherry Cobbler
*Accessories: Window Framelit dies, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Big Shot, Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, dimensionals, Simply Scored board, Decorative Label punch, Paper trimmer
Have a great day and I'll see you guys soon.  I think I've bitten by the inspiration bug, so I'm hoping to post a few more things this week!  Bye for now.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Cyber Monday!

Hi all!  Did you guys have a nice Thanksgiving weekend?  Did any of you hit the Black Friday sales and all that good stuff?  Well, with Cyber Monday today, I thought I'd throw in a little special for those of you that want to shop for some stamping and crafting presents :)  So, not only do you have the Online Extravaganza items, but for those of you in the United States, if you place an order on my Stampin'Up! online store today, I will personally send you this cute little Stampin'Up! tote, too, as a special gift from me.
I love this print from the Festival of Prints paper pack in the Holiday Mini catalog.  It'll be perfect to tote your craft supplies or bring to the market to carry your groceries.  Whatever the use, it's a great reusable bag with an adorable design!  Have fun checking out the Online have til Wednesday to take advantage of the deals, but today's the day to shop on my site if you want to get yourself a free shopping tote :)

Have fun and I'll catch up with you guys soon!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A momentous weekend for UCLA

Hi there blog friends! I wanted to share a cute photo of my little guy from today in his Bruin jersey. With a split UCLA-USC household, you can imagine that this can be a sensitive topic. Luckily, the hubs was ok with Denver wearing this post-game jersey for the winning team :) Truth be told, he would look cute in either jersey!

Have a great night! And, don't forget that the Stampin'Up! Online Extravaganza starts tomorrow, Nov 19!!

Bye for now!

Love textured paper? You'll LOVE Textured Boutique

Just when you may have gotten stumped on a gift idea for your favorite crafters {or even a gift for YOU!}, Stampin'Up has put together a great offering in partnership with Sizzix on this cool crafting tool...the Textured Boutique.  Now, how cute is this? Esthetically, for all the purse afficionados out there, it looks like an adorable blue purse with a black handle.  Don't you think it will make a nice addition to your craft table?  Ahh - but the function is key - this little portable tool will transform your regular cardstock sheet into a beautiful textured focal point for your card.  The picture above shows what you get with the Textured Boutique Bundle for $39.95:
  • Textured Boutique Embossing Machine
  • 2 Embossing folders: Flower Garden  and Striped Textured Embossing Folders
Or, you can opt for the Textured Boutique machine itself for $29.95.  It's a great deal!  This offer is only available for a limited time while supplies last, so don't delay!  You'll want to get one soon!

Curious about how it works?  You can watch the video below to see just how easy and cool it is!

Hope you have a great day!  Bye for now :)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Get ready for the {Online EXTRAVAGANZA!}

Online Extravaganza!
Hi all!  I'm back with another post, can you believe it?  Well, with the holidays coming upon us, Stampin'Up! is kicking off their Online Extravaganza sale just in time to pick out those special stamp sets and craft goodies for all the crafters in your life!  And, the cool thing is - there's no hassle with lines or parking, just shop at my Online Store here!

Here are a few highlights of this sale that you definitely don't want to miss:

Special 24 hr deals on Nov 19 and Nov 28!

Nov 19:

Nov 28:

Simply Sent! There's an app for that..

Happy Friday, dear blog friends! I'm actually trying out a couple of things with this post - 1) I'm using the blogger mobile app and 2). I am trying out Stampin'Up!'s new mobile app called Simply Sent! It's an awesome little app that allows you to compose a digital scrapbook page right on your phone! Currently, it's available for the iPhone and it's Free! Here's my first layout. Lemme know what you think! And if you have an about you try it out and let me know what you think of the new app! Look forward to hearing from you!

I'll be back soon with another post...lots of things to share. And now that I'm mobile enabled, I may just be blogging more frequently.

For those of you that recall - I did have a mobile app before, but it was no longer supported. The great news is that this app is a new release from blogger (they have it for Android, too). So, if you're a blogger, it's a nice mobile option :)

Ok - gotta run for now. See you guys in a bit. Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's Election Day! Go VOTE!

Hi all!  Today is Election Day in the United States, so I encourage all of you registered voters in the US to go out and vote today.  Whomever you vote for, this is your opportunity to let your voice be heard.  I did my duty and went and voted this morning. :)

Hope you all have a wonderful day!