Sunday, February 14, 2016

Day 1/30-Day Challenge

Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends!
For the next 30-days I am going to share with you the cards/projects I created for the InkBig 30-Day Challenge.  This challenge is to make a card or project and mail or give it to someone special.  Here is the project I'm sharing today........
These are the 25-Valentine's Mailbox Treats I made for my neighbors and good friends in SaddleBrooke.  They are packaged up in cello bags and then I hang them off their mailboxes for a little holiday surprise.
I used the January Paper Pumpkin kit to create these cutie little treats.
And filled each of the hearts with some yummy candy hearts.
I used White embossing powder to pretty up the tags.......
And added a clothespin and sequins to the top of each heart.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share my Day 2 of this 30-Day Challenge with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Paper Pumpkin OCTOBER Kit

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Paper Pumpkin Saturday ........... And do I have a pretty card to share with you!  This card was made with my October Paper Pumpkin kit.  I used most everything from the kit and added just some extra cardstock to complete this card.  I'm thrilled with the way this card turned out ....... and want to share that card with you now.
How's this for a SNAPPY HAPPY thinking of you card!
I stamped the sentiment with Calypso Coral ink......And added a couple punched cardstock layers.
The Whisper White base card was stamped with Crushed Curry ink ...... Using the darling flower stamp set that came with this kit.
I added a Calypso Coral banner flag to the center of my card and used some Crushed Curry Baker's Twine around the banner and tied it all up in a pretty bow.
And that is just how fast and easy it was to create this darling card.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to begin a 30-Day Countdown Challenge with you .......... Hope you can make plans to stop back and let me share the details of that challenge with you.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Friends Friday Sweet Valentine's

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.  These creations are works of art........and it is with great pleasure that I share them here with you.  Today I have some FABULOUS Valentine's Treats I've received from a few of my VERY TALENTED friends.......
First up is this DARLING Square Pillow Box Treat Holder from Jan. 
This cute treat holder was made by my BESTIE Debbie (and Tristin).
This card was created by my SW Stamper Friend Teresa.
This CUTE CUTE Valentine's Treat Holder was made by one of my SW Stamper Friends......But they did not sign the back of their project......and  can't remember who made this (SORRY!).
Sue from my SW Stampers Group made this ADORABLE Valentine's Box.
And my final shares are from my GOOD GOOD FRIEND Lynn in Michigan.  Check out these cute little owl candy holders.......And the ADORABLE kitty card from my two favorite furry friends Boris and Natasha.
Here's some OH SO YUMMY TREATS from Lynn........Along with some DARLING little heart note pads.
And one final gift that Lynn sent to me is this FABULOUS PINK BASKET that was filled with candy AND.........
Two stamps ...... First up is this great stamp for my Wine-Down Wednesdays.......
And this Cactus stamp ....... that will be getting a real work out on the front of my envelopes.
 
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, February 11, 2016

Tag Thursday-Timeless Texture 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 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 thank you tag will be attached to my Stamp of the Month Club customer orders soon.
I used the 'Sassy Salutations' thank you for the center of my tag.  This sentiment was stamped with VersaMark ink and then sprinkled with White Embossing Powder for some real WOW ACTION!
My Whisper White tag was stamped with the Timeless Texture stamp set with Tempting Turquoise ink.
Here's a close-up look at what my Whisper White tag looked like with all my 'Timeless Texture' images stamped on it.
And a final touch to my tag was adding some 5/8" Organza Ribbon and the new 1/8" Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon. I secured both of these ribbons with some Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine and tied it all up in a pretty little bow.
So there you have it friends ......... A clean and simple tag that is perfect for topping off a special little gift.
 
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 Dreeam!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wine Down Wednesday - For You

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 card doubles for a Valentine's Day Card.........Or a pretty just 'for you' type of card.
The 'for you' sentiment is from the 'Birthday Blooms' stamp set ........ And I used White Embossing Powder to create this sentiment (on a 1-3/4" Rose Red Circle).
I used the heart image from the 'First Sight' stamp set to create a heart background onto my Rose Red base card.......
And then added some Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper hearts to the top of each of my stamped hearts.
My center panel was topped off with some 'Love Blossoms' Designer Series Paper and a banner flag with a pretty Whisper White Cotton Ribbon knot.
Just crazy about the way this card turned out.......

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, February 09, 2016

3-D Tuesday-Bagalope

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 it's a project that I had my downine team make at our February meeting.  Let's jump right in with my project share for today.
How's this project for a  BLAST FROM THE PAST!
These are 'Bagalopes' and have been around for YEARS!
They are made with a standard envelope and only have a couple simple steps to completing them.
First you seal up your envelope and then turn it portrait style and cut off about a half inch from the top.  Next you will want to stamp your image all over the front and back of your envelope before moving on to creating the score lines......
The score lines will be created to the three side of your bag at 3/4" (2-sides and bottom).  Once your envelope is scored.....reach inside and begin forming the bottom of your bag.  Add a strong adhesive to the two little tabs that you created at the bottom of your bag and secure those tabs to the bottom of your bag.
All that is left to do is decorate the front of your bag and fill with some YUMMY - FUN TREATS.
 
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, February 08, 2016

Mx-It-UP! Monday-Upgraded Hello Friend

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 both the Annual Stampin' UP! Catalog and the 2015 Occasions Catalog) to bring this card up to the next stamping level.
Here is my Spot Light Sunday card on the left......
And my Mix-It-UP! Monday card on the right.
For my card today I upgraded the base card to Crushed Curry and added a panel of Smoky Slate to my base card.
I stamped my 'Hello My Friend' sentiment onto a panel of Smoky Slate and matted it to a panel of Crushed Curry.
Another product I added to my upgraded card was some Crushed Curry Baker's Twine.  All I did was wrap this around the left hand edge of my sentiment banner.
I kept the three Petite Petal Flowers on my card ...... But added some Crystal Effects to the center of each flower to really add some shine to the flowers.
One last product I added to this upgraded version was a thin panel of Smoky Slate cardstock right down the center of my card.

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!