Friday, June 28, 2019

Feature Friday - Daisy Lane

Good morning my friends! How are you this fine Friday?  I hope you're doing well and maybe even looking forward to the weekend! :-D

Today's Feature Friday is one of my favorite bundles in the 2019 Annual Catalog! I'm completely head over heals for the Daisy Lane Stamp set and punch! SO CUTE!!!

Not only are the images SUPER cute, but the sentiments are SPOT ON!! This is literally the PERFECT feel good bundle! hehe.  I mean, who doesn't like daisies? And the "SMILE" and "FRIEND" are in such a pretty font too!

I know you wanna see samples, so let's get to it!

What I love (maybe) most of all, is that I can make all these projects look absolutely FANTASTIC with such little effort!  The products really do all the work.  And THAT, is utterly amazing!

Well friends, I reckon it's time for me to get back to work.  I hope you've enjoyed today's Feature Friday!

If you are totally smitten with today's products, you can get your own by clicking the image in the product supplies below. It'll take you directly to my website where you can order yours!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a WONDERFUL DAY my friends!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thoughtful Thursday - To Do Lists

Good morning my friends! How are you today? 

This week's Thoughtful Thursday is all about To Do Lists.  Do you use them?  Does it help?

Are you one of those people who adds a task, just so you can mark it off your list? hehe.  I AM, I AM! I admit it. lol.  Sometimes I add a half dozen things to my already huge list, before the day is over. Are you one of those people too? 

This is where that simple yoga and deep breathing come in to play, for me.  hehe.  Once again, we're putting a ton of expectation and stress on ourselves aren't we?  But, it sure does feel good to mark another task off the list!

What do you make "TO DO" lists for?  Work?  Chores at home?  Travel? Whatever you make your list for, if it's helping you remember to get everything done, you feel better when that last one gets marked off! You are not alone, fellow List Master!  Here's to you, and getting those lists conquered!

Just don't forget to take a nice cleansing "WOOOOOOOSAAAAAAAH" when you're done! hehe.

Thanks so much for stopping by today my friends! I hope you have a fantastic day!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

CASE-IT Wednesday Sailing Home

Hello there friends! How are you this fine Wednesday? It's time for CASE-IT Wednesday!!!! WOO HOO!!!

You know I love CASE-IT Wednesday!!

Today's project is SUPER quick and simple! You're going to love it!  It comes from the Come Sail Away suite on pg. 144-145 of the 2019 Annual Catalog.  By now, you probably know that I LOVE this suite too! hehe.

The card is actually a product of the Memories & More kits.  These things are awesome because you can make tons of cards and other projects, besides just scrapbook pages. Though,  you can do that too of course!

Check out the Come Sail Away Card Pack:

That's a whole lot of possibilities for just $11!!!  WOW!

Ok, for the card.  You'll want to start with a notecard base and use that blue light house piece you see in the photo (Left Middle). You'll also need some twine (or ribbon).  I used Navy because that's what was used in the original project, but navy is retired (OOOPS!).  You could easily substitute for the Navy/Sahara Sand one, which I SHOULD HAVE used. Sorry about that friends.  Ok, twine..... Oh and a scrap piece of paper and Soft Suede Ink. 

Ok, now we're settled.  As I said, this one is SUPER EASY because the entire background is already done for you with that one Memories & More card base. Nice huh? 

Stamp your sentiment on the scrap paper.  I used "Thanks" (from the Sailing Home bundle) because I have more need for that than "Congrats", generally. Then I cut it out using the little banner that's also in the bundle. 

I tied the twine around the printed card layer, and put a couple dimensionals behind the banner.

And then used a glue dot to attach the helm trinket to the card. Glue dots are the perfect choice here because they're super sticky and able to hold heavy weight items, but they're also low profile and lightweight so they won't add a whole lot of bulk to your projects. 

And there we have it, friends! Our CASE-IT project was super quick and easy.  AND, you could make TONS of cards from one set of Memories & More! Hmmmm...... A post for another day? Maybe!

You may enjoy this quick little video that Stampin' Up made, using this Memories & More kit.  It showcases each of the pieces in the kit and gives you a few more examples of projects made with the kit too!

Thanks so much for stopping by my friends! I hope this inspired you to get crafty and create fun things!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop A Little Smile

OOOOH BOY!!!  It's time for the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop!  Ya know, I really REALLY enjoy seeing what else I can create with those fabulous kits in the little red box!  The kits are always fabulous anyway, but it's a fun challenge to think of "OTHER THINGS" that can be done with it too! :-D

That's why I really enjoy doing this Blog Hop! I'm among friends who also enjoy creating alternative projects with their Paper Pumpkin kits! hehe.  And today is HOP DAY!!!

My project is a simple one, but I love that about it.  Sometimes we think we have to do some big extravagant thing, but often times the simplest layout is all we really need.

I used Whisper White for the card base and Coastal Cabana for the front panel.  That piece of cardstock measures 4 1/2" x 4".  I stamped a background using a couple of the stamps from the kit and then cut it into four strips measuring 1 1/8" x 4". I placed the outside two first, so that I could get an even spacing. I didn't press them down until I was happy with their placement.

To give the front a little bit of "SOMETHING" to look at, I just stacked a cluster of Sand dollars (from the Sea of Textures stamp set), the sparkly starfish, and a vellum coral from the kit. I finished it off with a little linen thread bow.

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment in the Coastal Cabana that came with the kit, then stamped off the sand dollar one time before stamping it over the sentiment. I used Sahara Sand ink for that.  The starfish is Coastal Cabana and the coral is Calypso Coral. Original huh? HAHAHA!

There you have it friends! A quick and simple fun alternative card for you to try with your own kit. :-)  Make sure you follow the hop around to find all sorts of fabulous alternative projects!!  And, be sure to check out the Paper Pumpkin Facebook page too!  They post a video each month with alternative projects as well as post photos of some!

Click the "NEXT" pumpkin to be taken to the next blog in the hop!  ENJOY!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I really hope you enjoyed today's project and the other projects in the hop.

Be sure to FOLLOW my blog so you'll know when I post new projects and Ideas.

Until Next time,
Happy Crafting!

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Technique Tuesday - Partial Scene Masking

Good morning my friends! I hope you're doing well today.  I have a fun technique for you to try! 

It's called Partial Scene Masking. 

This technique is fabulous for making beautiful background scenes that enhance your stamping projects!

Here are some samples I found online:

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Aren't they gorgeous? The technique really makes the card beautiful doesn't it?

Are you ready to see how it's done?

What do you think?  Are you ready to create on your own?  Have fun! Don't worry about a right or wrong way.  Just get started and see what happens! :-D

ENJOY YOURSELF!  That's what crafting is all about.

Thanks so much for stopping by today friends! I hope you enjoyed today's technique and that you try it out for yourself. :-)

Until next time,
Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Stampers Showcase June Blog Hop - 3D Projects!

OH MY GOSH Y'ALL!!!!! It's time for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop!!! This month's hop is super fabulous because it's all about 3D projects!!  YAYAYAYAY!!!  Do you love boxes, bags, and more?  I DO, I DO!!!

I can't wait to share this month's project with you, so I'm just gonna get right to it!

My project is this sweet little Nivea hand cream gift box.

The box is super cute and very easy to make.

For the drawer:
Cardstock (5 13/16" x 5 13/16")
Scored at 7/8" and 1 3/4" on all four sides

For the Box:
Cardstock (4 1/8" x 7 1/2")
Scored on the LONG SIDE at 2 3/8", 3 1/4", 5 5/8", 6 1/2"
Scored on the SHORT SIDE at 7/8" and 3 1/4"

Belly Band:
Cardstock (1 1/2" x 7")

Today's video shows you how to put the whole thing together, so take a look.

Pretty simple right?  I like to give these as gifts because they're so much fun!

I hope that you liked today's post and 3D project.  Make sure you visit all the blogs in the hop so that you can find a whole plethora of 3D project ideas! These incredibly talented artists have some fabulous ones in store for you!

Click the Next Blog button to visit Miss Ange McKay's Blog. You're gonna love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today my friends! I hope you have a fantastic week and enjoy this month's Stampers Showcase Blog Hop!!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!