Day 2 - Soap Box
You can read about the Soap Box by referencing my original blog post here.
As mentioned, in my original blog post, I found a box tutorial by Pootles Papercraft. You can watch her video here to see how to make the box.
I used Lost Lagoon Cardstock as the base of the box and the belly band is basic black and the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper. I stamp the flower from Flowering Fields (which was from Sale-a-bration and is now retired) with Archival Black ink and colored it using Lost Lagoon and Old Olive. I stamped the verse from the Num Num stamp set. I finished the flowers by adding a touch of Wink of Stella glitter.
In the photos below, left photo shows Days 1, 2 & 3 and the right photo shows Days 1, 2, 3 & 4. I am still working on Day 4 So my delay in a little planning may result in me not having a photo of everything together. But I'll try to it at least post 1 of each as a group.
I have to say I am really enjoying putting these projects together. I love how everything ties together!!!!
Have a great week?
Quick reminder that our new Annual Catalog is on it's way. I can share with you the cover, but I cannot share the inside, just yet.
Last week the retirement list as made available. Make sure you don't went to get any of those products listed. Once they are gone, they are gone for good.
Beginning May 3, Demonstrators can begin ordering from the new catalog. So now is a perfect time to join Stampin Up if you were thinking of it. You will be able to choose you're demonstrator products from the new catalog beginning May 3rd as well. Demonstrators who order on May 3rd will also receive a free copy of the catalog in their order.
May 16 Demonstrators free catalog is shipped
May 31 is the last day you can order from the 2015-2016 Catalog, Retired List and Occasions Catalog (so you need to plan accordingly)
June 1 Customers can start ordering from the new catalog.
Now you may be wondering, "How do I receive the new catalog?" Well that's an easy question to answer.
First, if you are one of my existing customers who order or attend my events on a regular basis, I will automatically send or hand you one.
If you join as a new demonstrator, you will automatically receive one, as well.
If you place an order from me, minimum of $50, between now and May I will mail you one as well.
Just interested in one, please contacted me directly with you address, I will send you an invoice for $5.50 from PayPal, (This is what it cost for the catalog and mailing). Upon receipt of payment I will mail one to you.
If your just excited as I am about the new catalog. Hopefully this has given you a little insight on the timeframe until June 1st. I will share any new information I receive, if allowed.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
This week is Teacher Appreciation. Each day this week, the kids can bring in a little treat for their teacher. Our PTO supplied a quick suggestion of flowers, wear favorite color, bring a favorite snack, write a note or poem and a gift card. Plus we have a big luncheon on Friday and take over recess duties.
Well, I had been working on year end gifts for the teachers, trying to get a jumpstart. I realized the gifts I was putting together for end of year could possibly work for each day this week. I quickly switched gears and made sure I had enough for each teacher. Although they aren't the suggestions, I feel that the teachers will be ok without receiving 20 of the same things. My kids can still right a little note to go along with the gifts too.
When I originally started the projects, I had decided that I wanted to use the soon-to-be retiring 2014-2016 In Colors. And well, the Wildflower Fields I had from Sale-A-Bration matches perfectly. Now keep in mind I did use some retired products. These type of gifts are perfect to use up anything I have sitting on hand and clear some space for new stuff, right???? Since, I was originally going to put this items altogether in a gift bag, to hand at once, I wanted them to match. But since I separated them out...you may not mind using different papers.
Day 1 - We brought in a Lemon Verbena Air Freshener - smells so fresh YUM. Like the soap, featured in Day 2, the air freshener is also from Mangiacotti, which is made in Attleboro, MA. I blogged about the soap back in March so Day 2 will reference that post again. MAN these gifts smell so delicious, too!!
This was super easy to make, so I'm not going to make a tutorial. I used the Mini Treatbag Framelits from Stampin Up. Don't have the framelits? You can use another type of bag, like these Kraft Bags (these have a low inventory status) or these Sketched Dots Bags and just added the decorations, Really anytype of bag will do!
The colors I used in this project was Hello Honey for the treatbag, the star strip is in Lost Lagoon, Star in Mossy Meadow and 'for you' in Blackberry Bliss are cut from dies included the Mini Treatbag Framelits. I wrapped the air freshener with a piece of the DSP to coordinate it. Wala Day 1 project done.
Stop by tomorrow to see Day 2.
Rainy Day crafting
May Day Stamp Camp
We had loads of fun at my My Day Stamp Camp. We started out with a yummy meal. Something I like to make from time to time. A tasty chicken and broccoli ring recipe I have had for years from Pampered Chef.
Everyone took their time and worked at their own pace and completed the projects in under 3 hours. We also took a quick break to eat some yummy red velvet cupcakes one of guests brought. It was hard to just eat one.
Below are pictures of my setup and my guests working hard. I also, worked along side of them, prepping. "to-go" orders.
Make sure check out my events at my Facebook page or website.
Happy Spring and Happy Stamoin