Friday, April 03, 2020

Friends Friday 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.
 
My LONG TIME Wisconsin friend Barbara Banks presented me with this LOVELY pink box.......
 
And here is what was tucked inside this lovely box.  She created me a YUMMY box of ceramic chocolates.  OH MY GOSH......THEY LOOK SO REAL!!!
 
And who knows me better than my GOOD friend Gus Berry. ......
   
She created me this FABULOUS Malibu and Bailey's Boozie necklace for my Spring Saddle-UP! event.  She knows that I hold fast to the hours of 9:00 to 3:00 on my Saddle-UP! events.......And that is because I don't want to cut into my guest (OR MY) happy hour time.
 
Check out this AWESOME card made by my Scissors girlfriend Donna Fritz.
She always knows the PERFECT message to tuck inside her cards.
 
And my final share for today is this OVER THE TOP HAPPY card made by my SWEET friend Cheri Utsler.
I look at it ........ and SMILE BIG!!!!

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!

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Two Kindness Chics

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........
 
Aren't these two Easter Chic tags ADORABLE...
And image how AWESOME they would look on an Easter Basket!!!
 
 And here is how they look with the tag insert removed.
 
I created a Calypso Coral base with a Mint Macaron tag..... 
And a Mint Macaron base with a Calypso Coral tag.
 
Each tag used the new 'Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper'........That was wrapped around each base tag to create a pocket.  I also stamped a fluffy little chic from the 'Welcome Easter' set to decorate the front of each tag.
 
I used the 'Waterfront' set to stamp my sentiment on the inside of each tag.
 
And I decorate the top of each tag with some pretty 'Whisper White 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon'.  I used my Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron 'Stampin' Blends' to color and coordinate each of the ribbons with my tags.
 
So what do you think friends.......
Do you think these are PERFECT for an Easter Basket!!!

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, April 01, 2020

Reese's Egg Wrapper

Happy Wednesday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Wine-Down Wednesday.  My middle of the week creation 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 Easter share for today........
 
Today, I have a FUN & EASY Easter Treat Holder you can create in a JIFFY!!!
 
I purchased a package of Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs and designed a little wrapper for each egg to tuck inside.
 
All it took was a piece of Designer Series Paper that measures 5-1/2" x 6".  I used my 'Layering Oval Dies' to crop out the center of each piece of Designer Series Paper.......And then grabbed my Envelope Punch Board for the ends of my wrapper.
 
After I had my wrapper adhered together ...... I slide my wrapper into the Envelope Punch Board and punched out the ends at 1".  Doing this on both ends helped to create a fun little wrapper section.
 
I used some ribbon to wrap that punched out section on both ends.......And this simple design took on a fun wrapper look.
Each wrapper was embellished with one of the bunnies from the 'Welcome Easter' set.....
 
And I punched out some tiny oval pieces to create some little eggs for the front of my wrapper.
These are going to my grandkids back in Wisconsin......
Just know they are going to LOVE receive this little treat!!!

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, March 31, 2020

Mini Easter Gift

Happy Tuesday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is 'CASE IT TUESDAY'.  That means today I have a fun little 3-D project that I found on the internet ....... And I created a CASE of that project to share with you today.  This project was SUPER FUN to create and want to jump right in and share that project with you now.
 
This project is my version of a FUN little 6-Pack Box that Frenchie Stamps posted on her blog last week (3/20/2020).  I tweaked it a tad and designed it as a Mini Easter Gift Treat for my 2-daughters and my cleaning lady and her daughter.  Check out what I created......
 
Each of these boxes are a piece of card stock that measures 4-1/2"x 3-3/4".  I scored on the long side at 3/4" on both sides.  Then on the shorter side I scored at 1-1/2" and 2-1/4".
 
I used the 'Welcome Easter' set and added the 'Medium Daisy' punch behind the head of the little chick.  (Thanks Frenchie for sharing this idea with us.)
 
Each little Mini Easter Treat Gift uses a piece of Designer Series Paper that measures 1-1/4"x8".......
 
And that Designer Series Paper is wrapped around each of the Mini Treat boxes.
 
The sentiment is stamped from the 'Itty Bitty Greetings' set......
 
And I just snipped out each of the sentiments.
 
For the inside of each little treat holder.....I added four little Hershey Chocolate Bunnies......
 
 And I topped each handle with some pretty spring colored ribbon.
 
Just know the girls are going to LOVE these little treats......
What do you think of them??????

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, March 30, 2020

Celebrate The Day 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 2019-2020 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog to bring this card up to the next stamping level.
 
Here's my Spot Light Sunday card on the LEFT......
And my Mix-It-UP! Monday upgraded card for today on the RIGHT......
I'm just crazy about the way this upgraded turned out.
 
I started off with the same 'Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper' on the left hand edge of my Whisper White base card.
 
But before I adhered that panel down to my card......I wrapped some 'Whisper White Baker's Twine' around the top and tied it off into a pretty bow. 
 
I used the large flower in the 'Band Together' set and stamped that image directly onto the right hand side of my Whisper White base card.   I did stamp that image with VersaMark and Blackberry Bliss ink.......and then quickly covered the image with 'Clear Embossing Powder' before heat setting it.
 
My Aqua Painter and some Blackberry ink created the soft coloring on both flowers.  The center was a cluster of 'Pearls' that had been colored with my 'Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends'.
 
I used VersaMark and Blackberry Bliss ink to stamp my sentiment.......And then sprinkled that with 'Clear Embossing Powder' before heat setting it.
So tell me what you think my friends........
Didn't both of these turn out GREAT!!!!

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, March 29, 2020

Celebrate The Day

Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends
Today is Spotlight Sunday ....... And I have a card I created using product from the 2019-2020 Stampin' UP! Annual and Mini Catalog.  This card uses several products from both of those catalogs ........ And I'm thrilled with the way it turned out.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today..........
 
Who wouldn't LOVE receiving this card.
 
I started this card off with a panel of the GORGEOUS 'Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper'.  I positioned that panel on the left hand edge of my Whisper White base card.
 
My sentiment was stamped with the 'Band Together' set and I used the 'Detailed Band Dies' to complete that sentiment piece.
 
I colored three 'Pearls' in with my 'Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends' ....... And then arranged them onto the front of my card.
 
And that's all it took to create this LOVELY card.

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!