Monday, December 30, 2019

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop: It's Time To Celebrate

Good morning my friends! I hope you're doing well today! Did you have a fantastic weekend? Are you recovered from the holidays?  We're finally getting back to a semi-normal schedule around here. We had a great Christmas, but are thankful for things to settle down again.

And, just in time for this month's Stampers Showcase Blog Hop!!!  YAYAYAY!!!!  Y'all know I absolutely LOVE this blog hop! The designers that participate are absolutely phenomenal! Truly some of the best out there! LUCKY for us!

This month's theme is "It's Time To Celebrate"!  It's almost a NEW YEAR so we are kicking things off right!  

My project is a retirement card for a wonderful lady I know.  I'm so sad to see her go, but am so excited for her next adventure!

I used Coastal Cabana Cardstock and the Blushing Bride Subtles Designer Series Paper.  I chose this lady because I can see my friend preparing for a fabulous vacation to celebrate her retirement.  I let the stamp do most of the work. I stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and just colored in a couple of elements on the image.  The Swirls and Curls embossing folder gives the card a wonderful whimsical texture too!

Inside the card, I stamped the image in Bermuda Bay and left it uncolored. I also stamped "Happy Retirement" for the sentiment.

I hope you like today's card idea! Make sure you follow the hop all the way around to see what the other designers have in store for you!

Click the "NEXT" button to visit Miss Rebecca's blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by my friends! I hope you enjoyed this month's hop and got lots of ideas for occasions worth celebrating in the new year!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

If you would like to recreate today's project, here are the supplies I used.  Simply click on an image to be taken directly to my website. Enjoy!

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Monday, December 23, 2019

All Dressed Up Handbag

Hello there! I have a fun little sneak peek into the 2020 Spring Mini Catalog for you! I think you're gonna love it.  I love it!

This handbag is SUPER CUTE! And it's a terrific size for a gift bag. In the one on the left, I've got snail adhesive, a roll of lifesavers, a container of charms and a package of metallic pearls! And there's still a little room left for something else.  On the right, I've got 6 Lindor Truffles!

Now, if you think the handbags are cute, you are gonna LOVE the backpack!!! It's SERIOUSLY adorable!!

I made this one using the Peaceful Boughs pinecones, and I just love it! But I can't wait to make some cute little Valentine's ones for my hunny bunny and mini me! :-) (Don't worry, I'll share em with you too. Stay tuned!!)

Of course, I've done a video to show you how to make the handbag. And, I tell you what to do differently for the backpack.  So, come January 3rd you'll be ready to purchase your own die set! I can't wait to see what everyone does with the bag dies specifically.  There are some incredibly genius crafters out there who will most likely create totally different projects! I can't wait! :-D

You can see my video here.  But watch it over on Youtube and subscribe to my channel (if you're not already a subscriber) so that you'll know when I post future videos!  I really enjoy making them for you and hope to do them even more often in 2020!

Well friends, Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope that you have enjoyed my project and are looking forward to getting your hands on these BRAND NEW products!!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

If you'd like to create your own adorable handbags, here are the supplies I used.  Remember, the All Dressed Up dies will not be available until January 3rd but everything else is available now. :-)

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Peaceful Boughs and the cutest little gift bag EVER!

Good morning friends! I have an exciting project to share with you today.  I received a Christmas Card from a wonderful friend of mine the other day. It was so beautiful, it inspired today's projects!

The card on the left is the STUNNING card I received from my friend. The card on the right is the one I created from inspiration.

I had seen Janice create multiple projects, that were absolutely GORGEOUS mind you, using this same bundle. Every time she made something with it I thought "I have GOT to get that set!".  The Peaceful Boughs bundle not only has those gorgeous multi-layer pinecones, but it also has that magnificent pine bough AND the sentiment piece used on both cards.  It also has a smaller sentiment piece that coordinates as well.  Let's just say, it's the COMPLETE PACKAGE for Seasonal Cardmaking! If you search PINTEREST for Peaceful Boughs, you'll find an unlimited supply of inspiration and INCREDIBLE projects!!

Ok, so I did mention the CUTEST little gift bag EVER!!!  I combined the Peaceful Boughs bundle with a BRAND NEW product coming in the 2020 Mini Catalog.  It's the All Dressed Up dies from the Dressed to Impress product suite.   Trust me, you're gonna love this one!!

The dies can make a beautiful handbag, or........... This fantastic backpack!

I will be featuring the Dressed to Impress products in the upcoming Make-it Monday! So stay tuned for that! :-) I'll show you how to make the handbag.

I love how these two projects come together nicely. They are dressed and ready for Christmas! :-D

I hope you've enjoyed today's projects!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

If you'd like to order supplies to create the projects you see here, you can click any of the icons below to go directly to my website.  Please note that the "All Dressed Up Dies" will NOT be available until January 3rd 2020.  Hang tight friends! We're almost there! :-D But everything else is available now!

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There's a NEW online Stampin' Escape available for you to join in! 
Just click the image below to get the details!