Tuesday, August 04, 2015

3-D Tuesday - All Boxed Up Kit

Happy Tuesday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is 3-D Tuesday.  That means today I have a fun little 3-D project to share with you.  This project is SUPER QUICK and SUPER EASY to create and the greatest feature is you can buy it straight out of the new catalog as a kit.  Let's jump right in with my project share for today.
Okay my friends ........ RUN - DON'T WALK to page 154 of the new Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog.
There you are going to find the "All Boxed Up Kit" to make these adorable treat boxes.
The kit comes with all the supplies you will need (Ink and Stamp Set sold separately) to create these darling treat boxes.  The stamp set I used is "All Boxed up" (page 63) and the ink pads I used were Island Indigo and Watermelon Wonder.
And let me tell you friends ....... These boxes are so STINKIN' CUTE!
You get some AWESOME banner flags.....
YUMMY pompom trim......
FABULOUS Bakers' Twine......
DARLING clothespins.....
And BEAUTIFUL gold foil stickers to decorate each of your boxes.
And of course you know me ........ I couldn't resist adding just one additional embellishment to my boxes ......... So I added some Bermuda Bay Sequins to this box.
So there you have it friends ...... Enough product to make 10-treat boxes that are sure to be a hit with neighbors or co-workers.
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Wine-Down Wednesday project with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Monday, August 03, 2015

Mix It UP! Monday - Brick Wall Butterfly Card

Happy Monday My Blogger Friends!
Today is Mix It UP! Monday  and I have a great stepped up card to share with you.  I shared with you yesterday my version of a card I created and today I have the 'Mixed-Up! version of that very same card.  Today's card version uses the exact same product used to create yesterday's card ....... with some additional product and a fun stamping technique.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today......
My Spot-Light Sunday card is on the LEFT ........ And my upgraded version of that very same card is on the RIGHT!
As you can see from this picture ........ I really stepped up this card and added some real WOW FACTOR all around this card.
To start with ...... I gave my Cajun Craze background panel a fun face-lift by using the new "Brick" embossing folder on it. 
I also stepped up the color combination for my butterfly and added Early Espresso ink to the body o my butterfly.
And one final touch was to add three small banner flags (2-Early Espresso and 1-Daffodil Delight) to the bottom right hand edge of my sentiment panel.  I also added three Candy Dots to each of the banner flags......(Not sure what happened to the one Daffodil Delight Candy Dot on the top Early Espresso banner....it must have fallen off while filming).  
So there you have it friends ....... One basic style card and then a second version of that very same card that added a whole new level of WOW to this card.
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a fabulous 3-D Tuesday project with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Spot Light Sunday - Butterfly Card

Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends!
Today is Spotlight Sunday!  I have some wonderful new product to share with you ........ And feature a fun way to incorporate this new product into a pretty amazing card.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today. 
This 'friends' card features the new 'Watercolor Wings' stamp set and 'Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies'.
Right out of the gates I stamped my butterfly image with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie ink ....... and then used the framelits to die-cut out my butterfly.
Here's a close-up of how my stamped and die-cut butterfly turned out.
Next, I stamped my 'Friends' sentiment message (from the 'Garden in Bloom' set) onto a Whisper White panel ..... using Early Espresso ink.
And a final touch was adding a trio of Daffodil Delight Candy Dots in the lower right hand corner of my Cajun Craze panel.   
So there you have it friends.  A pretty easy card ...... That comes together in a super fast jiffy.
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share this same card as my Mix-It-UP! Monday card share for you.  And what that means for you is you will get to see a stepped up version of this same card........Making it even bigger and better than today's card.  Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Saturday, August 01, 2015

June Paper Pumpkin - Two Cards

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Paper Pumpkin Saturday.  I have two fun cards to share with you!  These two special cards were made with the June Paper Pumpkin kit.  I used some additional product to complete these two cards ........ But honestly ....... they were minimal Stampin' UP! supplies and I'm sure you have something close to these in your stash.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today.
This first card is one of my favorite card creations from this kit.  I love the look of the flower stamped with Tip Top Taupe onto a Whisper White base card.  SUCH A POWERFUL STATEMENT!
Here's how beautiful the card looks.
And the flower for this card just steals the show!

I also decorated the envelope with three stamped flowers......that were punched out with the 1/2" circle punch.
This card creation is perfect for any type of celebration!
Here's a closer look at my card.
And it's all about the banner on this card creation.
I ended up decorating my envelope with some of the banner flag pieces that were left over from this kit.
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a 'Spot Light Sunday' card creation with you .......... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Friday, July 31, 2015

2015 Convention Highlights

Happy Friday My Blogger Friends!
I normally post 'Friends Friday' om Friday.......but today I'm going to post some of the pictures from my recent Stampin' UP! Convention trip.  Hope you enjoy looking over some of the fun I had at this years Stampin' UP! Convention.  Let's jump right in with my share for today.......
First thing planned for me when I arrived in Salt Lake City was running over to the convention center and jumping on a bus for a tour of the home office.  This is the banner that Stampin' UP! hung in the convention center to welcome us.
Here we are driving up to the home office in Riverton.
We got to take a tour of the manufacturing plant....and even got a sneak peek at some orders coming off the line.
I had been to the home office before.......but never had the opportunity to get some pictures of the fabulous displays they have arranged.
It's seriously like walking into someone's home!
And of course ........ A trip to the home office just wouldn't be complete without taking a picture next to the Stampin' UP! rock.
Our opening session on Wednesday morning kind of looked like this......
I am always impressed at how the stage is decorated ......... And staff did an outstanding job this year of decorating the stage PERFECTLY with awesome inspiration and color!
Here's my "PARTNERS in crime".....
(Teresa and Lynn)
And here I am with one of the first Prize Patrols called on Friday morning.  And wouldn't you know it ......... The gal who designed this punch (Charlotte) was sitting right in front of me.  WOW ....... I would say that is a DOUBLE BONUS WIN!
The highlight of convention is getting some sneak peeks at new product.
And this convention didn't fail me ......
Super awesome Halloween.....
And gorgeous fall creations!
One of the real surprises was when Tricia (far right) walked out onto stage to be part of a demonstrator panel.  TRICIA ........ YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB!
Thursday night was awards night.......And here we are walking into the "After Party" ....... which was a Roaring Twenties theme.

Here's my two Convention Buddies again.......
And here we are showing off our 'Make n' Take' on Saturday morning.
We just couldn't resist having our picture taken with all the Christmas decoration.  I told the gals to give me a "sassy bitch" pose and this is the best we could come up with.
Teresa and I standing in front of the On-Stage board.  We are both registered for San Diego in November.
And convention just wouldn't be complete without visiting the display boards.
There was LOTS of new DSP......
YUMMY new fibers.......
And more new dies and punches then you could shake a stick at!
We were all VERY SAD when it was all over on Saturday.
So there you have it friends ....... A quick snap-shot of some of the fun I had at convention. 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share some Paper Pumpkin creations with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!