Thursday, August 16, 2018

Bunny Tag

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 PRETTY TAG.  Now that you have the details for my Tag Thursday creation for this week ........ Let's jump right in with my tag share for today........
This tag is going to look ADORABLE when I attach it to a sweet little baby gift bag.
I started this tag off by stamping my bunny image and sentiment from the 'Best Bunny' set ...... and I used VersaMark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder to add a WOW FACTOR to my stamped image.
After I punched my stamped Crumb Cake circle out with my 2" Circle Punch ........ I matted that 2" circle to a Whisper White 'Burst Circle Punch'.
 
Next, I cut out six 1" Pool Party squares and arranged them to my Crumb Cake tag.  After I had them perfectly spaced ...... I glued them down and adding my stamped bunny circle to the center of my tag.  I finished off four of the Pool Party squares with a 'Gold Faceted Gem'.
And I finished off my tag with some 'Pool Party 3/8" Sheer Ribbon' and added some 'Gold Sequin Trim' and tied it off with a pretty 'Linen Thread' bow.
This tag turned out EXACTLY the way I had it pictured it in my head ........ And I'm always SO HAPPY when that happens!

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Season Greeting Card

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........
 
This holiday card is the perfect mix of PLAYFUL & HAPPY all rolled up into one fun card!
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I started out by adding a panel of Real Red card stock to my Whisper White base card.  Next, I used the 'Swirly Snowflakes' dies to cut out the Whisper White ruffle piece for the top of my card.  After I had that ruffle piece adhered down onto my card ...... I wrapped some 'Real Red 3/8" Cotton Ribbon' around the top of that ruffle and tied it up into a pretty knot at the center.
Then I stamped my "Season's Greetings" sentiment with Real Red Ink and used the 'Snowflake Sentiment' set to get that pretty bold sentiment.
 
For a final touch of fun ....... I die-cut two Silver Foil swirls and added those to both sides of my stamped sentiment.
I'm just crazy about the way this card turned out.......And will be using it for one of the cards that I will be sending out this holiday season.

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Downline Portfolio

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 FUN to make and the product is featured in both the 2018 Stampin' UP! Occasions Catalog and 2017-2018 Annual Stampin' UP! Catalog.  Let's jump right in with my project share for today.......
When I saw this project designed by a fellow demo for the last Stampin' UP! convention ..... I knew it would be a fun CASE project for my downline team to create at our August Downline Team Meeting.  I have searched for the demo who created this project ....... And have failed in my attempt to give proper credit.  SO....If you know who shared this darling project at convention ......... Please help me give her proper credit here. 
This portfolio was created with one of the Stampin' UP! Demo recruiting folders.
I had trouble understanding the measurements and details on the original post.........So I did some measuring and cutting and was able to figure out how to CASE this darling little portfolio.  I cut the folder at 7" and used that larger portion for the base of my portfolio. 
Then I scored on both sides of the portfolio at 4-1/4" and that created the four inside pockets.  I added Tear n' Tape to the backside of the two center pockets and adhered those together......And that is how the 4-pocket portfolio is created.
I threaded some Night of Navy ribbon through a hole at the front and backside of the portfolio and that is the closure for this portfolio.
I was able to create four darling note pads for the inside pockets.......
And used the left over Stampin' UP! logo for the front of the portfolio.
MANY THANKS to the brilliant demo who thought up this idea.  My downline team had a BLAST creating this project!
 
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, August 13, 2018

Happy Birthday Upgrade

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 a couple additional products found in the 2018-2019 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog to bring this card up to the next stamping level.
 Here's my Spot Light Sunday card from yesterday on the TOP......
And my Mix-It-UP! Monday upgraded version for today on the BOTTOM....
I started my upgraded card out by changing the orientation.  I also changed up the base card stock color to Whisper White.  I think that helped all the pieces of this card to really POP.
I die-cut my "Happy Birthday" sentiment with the same 'Happy Birthday Thinlit Die'.  But for this card I used Lovely Lipstick card stock.
Next, I grabbed the 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' set and stamped three different colored balloons.  I picked Gorgeous Grape, Crushed Curry and Flirty Flamingo ink and card stock for my three balloons.
I wanted to create some fun and playful string for each of my balloons ........ So I added some 'Basic Black Sequin Trim' to the ends of each balloon ....... And that worked perfectly.
The Black Sequin Trim was secured with a Mini Glue Dot to the back of each balloon.
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 creation with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Happy Birthday Card

Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends!
Today is Spotlight Sunday ....... And I have a card I created using product from the 2018-2019 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog.   This card uses several products from that catalog ....... And I'm thrilled with the way it turned out.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today..........
 Check out this quick and easy birthday card!
I started out by cutting a piece of the 'Lovely Lipstick In-Color DSP' and added it to the left hand edge of my Lovely Lipstick card.
Next, I used my 'Simply Score Board' and went around the outer edge of my Lovely Lipstick card and created an embossed border around my card.
I used the 'Happy Birthday Thinlit Die' and some Whisper White card stock to create my larger than life sentiment.
And my final step to this card was to sprinkle a few 'Basic Sequins' around the front of my card and then topped each off with a 'Pearl' that was colored in with my 'Poppy Parade Stampin' Blend'.
So there you have it friends.......
A quick & easy birthday card that just couldn't be more FUN!!!

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share an upgraded version of this very card with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Basket of Cards

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Paper Pumpkin Saturday ........... And I would like to share with you the project I created using the July Paper Pumpkin kit.   Here's that project.......
This little basket of 3x3 cards make up the July Paper Pumpkin kit,
 I am totally in love with this kit!
 The basket comes with all the pieces and assembles in a snap!
Each of the 3x3 cards have all the die-cut pieces, vellum and twine included in the kit.  And each one comes with a coordinating envelope.  Here is the pretty apple card...,,,,,
 And this is the blueberry card.......
 And my favorite ....... The strawberry card!!!
 There is a darling little tag that gets attached to the side of the basket.....
And there are three colors of paper that line the basket.   I selected the red checked ...... But all three liners look great.

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, August 10, 2018

Friends Pics

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 and projects that I received from Friends ....... Fellow Demonstrators ........ and Family.  Each of these creations are works of art........and it is with great pleasure that I share with you today some AMAZING projects that four very special friends made for me.
First up ....... Is this GORGEOUS 4th of July wreath that my sweet friend Gus made for me.  It is SO BEAUTIFUL ....... I still haven't taken it down from my front door.
Next, I have this EXTRA SPECIAL birthday card that my bestie friend Debbie made for me.  She also gave me a beautiful pink plant for my studio.
Check out this PRETTY card that my upline Lisa Pretto made for me.
And my final share is from my WONDERFUL friend Cheri.  Her UBER CUTE kitty tag is DARLING ....... But I simply ADORE the kitty cup she gave to me.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a special Paper Pumpkin Saturday creation with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!