Monday, November 20, 2017

A Gift For You 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 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog) to bring this card up to the next stamping level.
Here is my Spot Light Sunday card from yesterday on the LEFT....
And today's Mix-It-UP! Monday upgraded card on the RIGHT....
How FUN & HAPPY is this upgraded version!
For this upgraded version ...... I added a center panel of the 'Be Merry Designer Series Paper' to the front of my card.  Next, I only added one panel of that same Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of my card ...... And I ran that Designer Series Paper from the top edge of my card to the bottom edge.
I created the same Old Olive piece across the bottom section of my card ........ But for today's card, I used Black Embossing Powder to really add some WOW FACTOR to that sentiment. 
And my Christmas Tree was stamped with the 'Add a Little Glitz' set but for this version ........ I used my Real Red Stampin' Write Marker to color in each of the ornaments ........ And when the ink was dried, I hit each ornament with a dab of the 'Fine Tip Glue Pen' to offer some real shine to each ornament.
What a fun upgrade.......
And it didn't take me any additional time to create this look.
 
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, November 19, 2017

A Gift For You Card

Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends!
Today is Spotlight Sunday ....... And I have a card I created using product from the 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog and 2017 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog.  This card uses several products from each of those catalogs ........ So let me jump right in with my card share for today.........
How FABULOUS & EASY is this card! 
I started out by adding two panels of the 'Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper' down the front of my Whisper White base card.
Next, I added a Old Olive cardstock panel across the bottom portion of my base card ...... And I used the 'Add a Little Glitz' stamp set to stamp this darling little message on the right hand side of that cardstock panel.  Before I adhered that panel down to my Whisper White base card, I wrapped some Basic Black Baker's Twine around it and tied a pretty bow right below my stamped sentiment.
And the final step was using my Big Shot and the 'Layering Oval Framelits' to cut out a Whisper White oval and Basic Black scallop oval.  I stamped my Christmas Tree from the 'Add a Little Glitz' set with Old Olive ink........ 
And then used some Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the Basic Black scallop oval and adhered that whole piece to the left hand edge of the Old Olive panel.
And that's just how QUICK & EASY this card came together.
 
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, November 18, 2017

Floral Thanks So Much Card

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Paper Pumpkin Saturday ........... And do I have a SERIOUSLY FUN CARD to share with you!  This card was created with the August Paper Pumpkin kit.  I added some extra cardstock and a stamped image to create this card ........ And I'm just thrilled with the way it turned out.  Let me share that card with you now.......
This card is going out to one of my neighbors for the #30daysofgratitude challenge that I am participating in.
I started out with a Pool Party base card and added a panel of 'Petal Garden Designer Series Paper' to the top.
Next, I added a Whisper White banner flag to the front ....... And before I adhered it down, I added some 1/4" Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon around the top.
I used the sentiment that came with the August Paper Pumpkin kit ....... And I stamped that with Pool Party ink and then used the 'Layering Oval Framelits' to die-cut out that sentiment.  All that was left to do was die cut a Calypso Coral scallop oval and adhere those two layers together and adhere it to the front of my card.
One final touch to finish off my card was adding two Pool Party Enamel Shapes to my sentiment panel and this card was called done!
 
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, November 17, 2017

Friends Friday Picks

Happy Friday My Blogger Friends!
Well my friends ...... I made it to Madison, Wisconsin yesterday afternoon and IT IS COLD HERE!!!!  I left 80+ degree weather and if I'm lucky......It might get up into the 30's today.  YIKES ....... That's a BIG climate shocker for this old gal.  But all the running around I'll be doing with family and friends ........ I don't even mind it.

Today is Friends Friday, and today I have the honor of spot-lighting some of the fabulous swap cards/project that I received from my VERY TALENTED Southwest Stamper friends.  Here are some of the cards/projects that were swapped at our last meeting......
First up is the DARING matchbook style treat holder that Sue made.
When you opened this little package up ......
Out popped a yum Ghirardelli Chocolate!!!!!
Next is this BEAUTIFUL card that Dianne made.
This is what the VERY TALENTED Anastasia made.
And this SWEET card was made by my downline Lydia.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Paper Pumpkin creation with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving Mailbox Gift

Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends!
Today I have a special little Thanksgiving treat to share with you.  This project was created using product from the Stampin' UP! September Paper Pumpkin kit.  Each holiday, I hang a little holiday treat from the mailbox of several neighbors and friends in my neighborhood.  This year, I had to hang their mailbox treat a tad bit early.......because, I am heading back to Wisconsin today to spend the next two weeks with my kids.  Let me share that mailbox project with you now......
These cute little pillow box holders were created using the product in the September Paper Pumpkin kit.  All I did was open the boxes up and use my 'Layering Circles Framelits' to die-cut out a circle in the front of each box.
Each pillow box holder was decorated with some YUMMY fall colors.....
And each used the 'Gourd Goodness' set for my sentiment circle.
Each sentiment circle was embossed with Copper Embossing Powder....
And each holder had a Thanksgiving Blessing Mix tucked inside.
Here is the Blessing Mix poem I attached to each holder.
And without a lot of FUSS ...... I finished these treat holders and was able to get them hung on my friends and neighbors mailboxes before I left for Wisconsin.  Next time I check in.......I'll be snuggled in my UGG boots and winter hat......Trying to keep warm in Wisconsin!!!!
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share some Friends Friday card creations that I received from my SouthWest Stamper friends ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thank Goodness 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 was made for one of my InkBig team members for a #30daysofgratitude challenge.
I started Jennifer's card out by stamping the sentiment from the 'Gourd Goodness' set onto a pane of Whisper White cardstock.
Next, I stamped three leafs from the "Painted Harvest' set onto some Pear Pizzazz cardstock and punching each out with the new 'Leaf Punch'.  All that was left to do was arrange those three leafs onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock that was matted with a Basic Gray panel.
A finishing touch for this card was adding some 3/8" Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon to the bottom portion of my card.
I am blessed to have Jennifer Michalski in my life.......
And hope she enjoys receiving this card from me.
 
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, November 14, 2017

Hot Cocoa Holder

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 create and the product is featured in the 2017 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog.  Let's jump right in with my project share for today.......
This project was created by the VERY TALENTED Stampin' UP! Demonstrator Angie Pyjas.  Here is the link to her AMAZING video on how to make these DARLING little holders:  http://www.stampingwithamore.com/2017/09/hot-chocolate-test-tube-treat-holder.html
From the very moment I saw this project ....... I knew I would be creating these for my Scrapbooking Weekend back in Madison.  I am just crazy about the way these turned out.
Each holder uses Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the 'Be Merry' Designer Series Paper.
And the sentiment is from the 'Hearts Come Home' set.
For the little tag I added to the Chocolate Test Tube......I used the 'Bouquet Bunch Framelits' and die-cut the tag ........ And then stamped my "Enjoy" sentiment from the 'Hug in a Mug' set onto that little tag.
These are going to make some ADORABLE table gifts for each of my girlfriends who come and scrapbook with me in Madison.   Many THANKS to Angie Pyjas for sharing this darling project with me.

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!