Friday, December 12, 2014

Who's cute gift is that?


Who wouldn't love to receive one of the cute bags above?  First they'll admire the cute bag and all the work you put into decorating it.  Then they'll start to wonder what's in the bag.

Available in my Etsy shop are these cute gift bag kits.  Each kit contains all materials - bags too- (except adhesive) to make 5 bags of the same design.  You can choose between the poinsettia, Santa, or Christmas tree tag design.  All bags are food-safe too.  A nice easy way to dress up treats! These are perfect for teacher, co-worker, neighbors, or anyone else receiving a small gift.  Each kit is $7.50. 

If you are local to the League City area, email or Facebook me to arrange purchase.  This way you avoid shipping fees!

Shop all my items HERE.

TFL and keep creating!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals: December 9-15, 2014

Here are this week's deals:

Shop this week's deals HERE.

While you're ordering, checkout the Year-End Closeouts (including Christmas items)!
Take advantage of the Online Extravaganza HERE.

AND, its a new month, which means a new photopolymer stamp set, Snuggles and Smooches!

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TFL and keep creating!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals: December 2-8, 2014

Here are this week's deals:


Shop this week's deals HERE.

While you're ordering, don't forget about the Online Extravaganza! Today is the LAST DAY!

Take advantage of the Online Extravaganza HERE.

I promise to be back soon with more projects soon!

TFL and keep creating!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Grand Opening

My goal was to open on Small Business Saturday (I hope you went out and supported your local stores), but I'm a day late.  That's okay though, I hope you are still in the shopping mood, because it has finally happened.  My Etsy store is now OPEN!!


So please check out my store and support my small business!  I'll be adding new items frequently this week in order to help you get through the holiday season.  I've also got several new projects to share with you here, so keep coming back for holiday inspiration!

TFL and keep creating!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals: November 25 - December 1, 2014

Here are this week's deals:


Shop this week's deals HERE.

While you're ordering, don't forget about the Online Extravaganza!
Stampin' Up! is having a WEEK LONG BLACK FRIDAY sale!



  • Sale items will be available the entire 9 days, from Nov. 24 to Dec. 2.
  • Everything is "while supplies last", so don't delay!
  • There are SOME "doorbuster" items ONLY available on Monday, Dec. 1.  Be ready for those!

  • Take advantage of the Online Extravaganza HERE.


    I promise to be back soon with more projects soon!

    TFL and keep creating!

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    It's an Online Extravaganza!



    Stampin' Up! is having a WEEK LONG BLACK FRIDAY sale!


  • There are SOME items ONLY available on Monday, Nov. 24
  • There are SOME items ONLY available on Monday, Dec. 1
  • EVERYTHING else will be available the entire 9 days, from Nov. 24 to Dec. 2.
  • Everything is "while supplies last", so don't delay!


  • Here are today's "doorbusters":


    Shop all these products HERE.


    Don't forget about our newest photopolymer (clear) stamp set, Banner Blessings
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    TFL and keep creating!

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals: November 4-10, 2014

    Here are this week's deals:

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    TFL and keep creating!

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals: October 28 - November 3

    Here are this week's deals


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    TFL and keep creating!

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    Oh Snap!

    I can't believe how long its been since I last posted a project!  Time is flying with the boys starting school and soccer and baseball.  Fun times, but busy times!

    I also held a holiday workshop, so I lost my creative mojo for a little bit.  Needed to take some time and unwind.  Now, I'm feeling creative again and can't wait to share some new projects with you.

    Here is a card I created a while ago for a friend.  I actually had made her a birthday card and then forgot to bring it to her.  So I created this belated birthday card.



    I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut "Oh Snap!" in Smoky Slate.  The camera and frame were die cut using the On Film Framelits from Stampin' Up!.  The red jewel is actually a plain jewel that I colored using the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities. Loved how quickly this card came together and there is no stamping!  Can you believe it?  Probably didn't think it was possible, did you?  LOL.

    My friend loved her card.  She really liked its retro vibe.  I believe her because the card is hanging at her desk. (I refuse to believe that us sharing an office space has anything to do with it!)

    TFL and keep creating!

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals: Sept 16-22, 2014

    Here are this week's deals: 

    Shop this week's deals HERE.

    Don't forget about the current promotions!

    Free Hostess Stamp Set

    Now until Oct. 31,  you can earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches $300-that's in addition to the other exiting benefits! That's right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from Aug. 28 to Oct. 31! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.

    TFL and keep creating!

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals: Sept 9-15, 2014

    Here are this week's deals: 


    Shop this week's deals HERE.

    Don't forget about the current promotions!

    TODAY AND TOMORROW ONLY!
    Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Promotion

    Now is the time to try the Stampin' Up! kit of the month club - Paper Pumpkin! Get 50% off* your first two months when you sign up by September 10. Go toMyPaperPumpkin.com and use promo code: HALFOFF2. Don't forget to select me as your demonstrator.

    Free Hostess Stamp Set

    Now until Oct. 31,  you can earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches $300-that's in addition to the other exiting benefits! That's right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from Aug. 28 to Oct. 31! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.

    TFL and keep creating!

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    Milk and Donuts First Birthday Invite



    Well, this cool guy, my baby, turned 1 a week ago; thus, my absence from the blog.  I've been busy planning and putting together his party.

    I decided on a milk and donuts theme just to do something a little different from milk and cookies.  Plus, he doesn't have a lot of teeth yet, so I wanted to serve food he could actually eat.  Boy, did he love donuts! Once I get the pictures off my camera, I'll share the party decor with you.

    For now, I'll share his invitations.

    The donut stamp is from a retired Stampin' Up! set that I've had forever and never actually used.  I've contemplated selling it before, but for some reason always held on.  I was so glad I did!  To color the donut image I used ink (retired colors - Brocade Blue and Creamy Caramel) and a blender pen - quick and easy coloring.

    Since I was mass producing the invites, I didn't want to use my good Stampin' Up! vellum.  Instead I used some cheaper, thinner vellum I already had.  The first sheet printed with no  problems.  Then my printer refused to print on any other sheet.  Drove me crazy! I kept trying all these different tricks - nada!  Finally, I decided to try the Stampin' Up! vellum.  Viola!  Worked like a charm!  The thicker vellum was exactly what my printer needed.  No need to spend extra money at Kinko's.

    Because I printed on vellum, the blue of his name came out a lighter than planned.  Technically it should match the blue ink I used, Marina Mist.  On his party decor, when I printed on cardstock, the color matched perfectly.  You can find the RGB or HEX codes for any Stampin' Up! color, simply by googling "stampin up rgb codes".  HERE is a link to file I use.

    For fun, I also stamped the envelope.  I often do that for any card I make.  I figure if I take the time to make the card, why not make the envelope fun too?

    Simple, fun, easy birthday invites.  You could easily change this up to match any theme.  Different colors and a different icon in the circle and you have your own invitation!

    TFL and keep creating!


    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals: September 2 - 8, 2014

    Here are this week's deals:
    Shop this week's deals HERE.

    Don't forget about the current promotions!

    Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Promotion

    Now is the time to try the Stampin' Up! kit of the month club - Paper Pumpkin! Get 50% off* your first two months when you sign up by September 10. Go to MyPaperPumpkin.com and use promo code: HALFOFF2. Don't forget to select me as your demonstrator.

    Free Hostess Stamp Set

    Now until Oct. 31,  you can earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches $300-that's in addition to the other exiting benefits! That's right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from Aug. 28 to Oct. 31! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.

    TFL and keep creating!

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals: August 26 - September 1

    Here are this week's deals:

    Shop this week's deals HERE.

    Don't forget about the current promotions!

    Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Promotion
      
    Now is the time to try the Stampin' Up! kit of the month club - Paper Pumpkin! Get 50% off* your first two months when you sign up by September 10. Go to MyPaperPumpkin.com and use promo code: HALFOFF2. Don't forget to select me as your demonstrator.

    Buy a Big Shot, Get a Bundle!


    You'll receive your choice of one of five FREE exclusive Stampin' Up! stamp set and framelits bundles when you purchase a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. That's up to a $60 value absolutely free! 

    Already own a Big Shot?  You can get a 15% discount on the bundles above.  Please be sure to use the product numbers listed to ensure you get your discount. See all bundles, HERE.

    TFL and keep creating!

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    A Thank You Worth Its Weight in Gold

    My oldest son starts kindergarten tomorrow! Sorta...

    He will be attending a private kindergarten, but due to his age, he will have to repeat kindergarten next year for the public school system.  We are a little disappointed but at least he will be advanced for his age.  I've had to adjust my mind set.  I'm considering this K-4 for him.

    Either way, he is leaving his current classroom and teachers.  These two teachers have been amazing and I can not thank them enough for all they have done for Timothy!  He had some serious teacher trust issues and they have helped him get past it.  I am so appreciative of them.  At the end of summer party I gave them a card and gift card as a small token of our thankfulness.

    My card was inspired by this card I found on Pinterest.  When I saw it, I knew immediately what I had in my stash to recreate a similar card.

    Here's my take:

    A different view (the glittering gold makes it hard to photograph)

    These cards use a variety of Stampin' Up!, Papertrey Ink, and other products.   The ribbon looks more yellow in the pictures but it had a gold gleam to it.  It started off as white Stampin' Up! seam binding and I sprayed it with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine.  Compared to the glittery gold, it doesn't quite compare.  If I do the card again, I would leave out the bow.  Instead I would do another Strawberry Slush strip along the bottom and some smaller embellishment in the corner - maybe some bling, enamel dots, sequin...

    The teachers enjoyed the cards and in the end that's what really matters!

    TFL and keep creating!

    Supplies:
    Pattern paper from the Papertrey Ink Beautful Brushstrokes Make It Market Kit
    Gold glitter embossing powder Recollections at Michael's
    Heidi Swapp Color Shine Bottles for Crafting, Gold