Saturday, April 30, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Saturday

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Paper Pumpkin Saturday.  I have a fun card to share with you ........ One that I created with my February Paper Pumpkin kit.  I'm thrilled with the way this card turned out ......... And want to share it with you now.
How's this for a special little 'thinking of you' card!
I stamped my sentiment onto a Whisper White banner flag and then mounted that onto three Calypso Coral circles.
My flower image was made with the stickers included in my Paper Pumpkin kit.......
And all I added for this card was some Soft Sky and Calypso Coral cardstock.
 
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Spot-Light Sunday card with you ....... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friends Friday

Happy Friday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Friends Friday.  On Friday's, I have the honor of spot-lighting some of the fabulous cards that I received from Friends ....... Fellow Demonstrators ........ and Family.  Today I have the great pleasure of spot-lighting one particular friend that does some pretty amazing things.  Let me share my VERY TALENTED friend Lynn with you.
This basket of YUMMY EASTER TREATS was the door prize that Lynn created for our April Downline meeting.  Guess who won that door prize?  ME!!!!!
Lynn STUFFED this basket with some pretty AWESOME TREATS.
Here is what the basket looks like empty......
And here is the first treat that Lynn packed inside the basket.  It's a package of little 3x3 note cards.  (Which I will share the details with you next week)
She also made these ADORABLE chocolate egg holders.......
Along with this yummy cello bag filled with candy.
MANY THANKS LYNN FOR THIS AWESOME GIFT!!!!!
 
To see more of the fun projects that Lynn creates........Head over to Lynn's Locker http://lynnslocker.blogspot.com/ and check out all the fun things she is making.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a new Paper Pumpkin project with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tag Thursday

Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Tag Thursday.  Today, I will feature a tag I created and show you how easy it is to use minimal supplies to create a SUPER FUN THANKS TAG.  Now that you have the details for this weeks Tag Thursday ....... Let's jump right in with my tag share for today.
This is such an easy tag to make .......... I just couldn't stop at making one!
I used the 'Tin of Cards' stamp set to stamp my sentiment.....
And stamped my three colorful balloons with the 'Balloon Celebration' set.
My tag was tie off with some 3/8" Pacific Point Stitched Satin Ribbon and secured with the Basic Black Baker's Twine.
For a final touch ........ I used my 'Confetti Stars Border' punch to scatter several stars around my Whisper White tag.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Friends Friday post with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wine Down Wednesday

Happy Wednesday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Wine-Down Wednesday.  My middle of the week card feature for today will hopefully offer you some inspiration and provide you with some motivation to keep you moving through your busy week.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today........
How's this for jump-starting yourself into Spring!!!!
I began by using one of the dies in the 'Botanical Builder Framelits Dies' to die-cut out the bottom portion of my Calypso Coral base card.
I then used the "Grateful Bunch' stamp set and stamped my sentiment directly onto the Whisper White panel on the inside of my card ........ and had it peeking out below my Botanical Framelit die-cut image.
Here's just a little closer look at how the front panel of Calypso Coral cardstock lifts up to open and reveal my Whisper White stamped sentiment.
I grab two different colors of cardstock and created two beautiful flowers using the 'Botanical Builder Framelits Dies'.  These flowers came together in a jiffy and all I needed to do was add them to the front of my card with some dimensional adhesive.
All that I had left to do was top off my Calypso Coral base card with some Early Espresso Seam Binding Ribbon and tied a pretty bow off to the side. 
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Tag Thursday creation with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

3-D Tuesday Little 3x3 Box

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 part of putting this box together ....... All you need is the Stampin' UP! Envelope Punch Board and you can make this project in a FLASH!  Let's jump right in with my project share for today.
I shared a larger version of this box with you a couple weeks ago.......and today I have a little 3x3 version of that box creation.  This little box is made with a 6-1/2"x6-1/2 piece of Whisper White cardstock.  You punch and score the first side at 2-3/4" and 3-3/4".  Then the other 3-sides you follow the score lines you created on the first side and punch and score at those scored lines.  
The box opens and folds at the back.  The top flap tucks down and is secured with a pretty flower......which acts as the closure.
Here's the four little cards I created for the inside.
I used the now retired SAB DSP......
And the SAB Wildflower stamp set.......
Along with some Linen Thread for accenting the banner flags....
And each 3x3 envelope was lined with a coordinating DSP.
So there you have it friends........A perfect little project to make as a house warming gift ........ Or for that someone special who needs a little lift.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Wine Down Wednesday card with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Mix-It-UP! Monday

Happy Monday My Blogger Friends!
Today is Mix It UP! Monday and I have an upgraded version of the card I shared with you yesterday.  I used the exact same product that was used to create yesterday's card ....... but added two additional product that can be found in the 2015-2016 Annual Stampin' UP! Catalog.  Those two additional products really brought this card up to the next stamping level.
Here's my Spot-Light Sunday card on the left......
And my Mix-It-UP! Monday card on the right.....
For this card I went two additional steps when completing my card.
First up ....... I used clear embossing powder on both my sentiment.......
And my stamped oranges. 
That one simple step really kicked this card up a level.
Then I used the Chevron Embossing Folder on my So Saffron panel to bring my card up to a whole new level.
And a final touch was adding some Linen Thread behind my cluster of oranges ....... And that completed this upgraded version of this card.
So there you have it friends ....... Do you have a favorite?
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a 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, April 24, 2016

Spot Light Sunday

Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends!
Today is Spotlight Sunday ....... And I have a card I created using product from the soon to retiring 2016 Stampin' UP! Occasions Catalog.  This card uses several product from that catalog ...... So let me jump right in with my card share for today.........
How's this for a slice of fun!!!!
I used the 'Apple of My Eye' stamp set and stamped my sentiment with Tangelo Twist ink onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I then matted my stamped sentiment onto a panel of Tangelo Twist cardstock.
Each of my oranges were also stamped with the Tangelo Twist ink ....... but for two of them ...... I stamped off my image before stamping it onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
All that was left to do was adhere all the pieces to a panel of So Saffron cardstock and I called this card DONE!
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share with you a Mix-It-UP! Monday version of this very same card ......... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!