Thank you for joining us on our Stampin Friends Happy Holidays Blog Hop! Holidays? Wasn't it just summer??? For us here in New England we've had our roller coaster of temperatures and rain! I'm done with the rain....lets ask Mother Nature to send the rain to California and help end these horrigic fires! If you've been following along with the hop, you can from Barbara Welch's blog!! Weren't here projects awesome!!!!
During this time of year I begin my teacher gifts. I try to stay ahead of the game on this because, and I am sure you know, you blink and Christmas is here! I've been toying with this project now for over a month ........and I have finally started it! It's going to be one of things that will take some time to get done. My son's classes switch between 2 classrooms so there is 4 teachers total! I am working on a Monthly Calendar!!! So...ya I have to come up with a theme for each month and then X 4. I am also a vendor at our High School fair soooo I am debating making some for there too!!
After several attempts at different layouts I am happy with what I've done so far. AND THANK THE LORD FOR MY CRICUT....It's makes doing multiples so much easier!!! Well all except the snowflakes! This is a new die set from Stampin UP called Snowfall Framelits! I ordered the frames on Amazon, yeah Prime!! I ordered them Monday .....and they arrived today...perfect timing. So for the paper, I have used glitter paper I found at AC Moore, Pool Party, Whisper White and Blushing Bride Cardstock. The project keeps evolving as I continue to work on it. But I so happy with the results.
Ok first of all I want to apologize for my photos they aren't the best. I do have a designated area to take pictures so sometimes there's just a lot going when I need to photograph
My card is from the All is Bright Suite featured in the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog. I got the idea right out of the catalog itself! The Designer Series Paper is absolutely beautiful and this card/photo does not do it justice at all! The photographic images in the DSP really makes the card pop! The Buffalo plaid is a new background stamp also in the Holiday Catalog.
I hope you enjoyed my projects and our Happy Holidays Hop
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Happy Stampin and Happy Holidays
I can't create fast enough to show you just how awesome the new Stampin Up Holiday Catalog is! I could go on and on about the contents! But ….I'd bore you I know! Take a look at this video that highlights some of the really cool products!
Let me know what you think??
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It might be a little warmer today than yesterday! But I'm enjoying the much cooler temperatures. Yesterday on Facebook I shared my projects that were a revisit of the past.
And the last project, which is the candy wrapper, was from an older project...I think I attended the event as a guest and made it! This also uses Howl-o-ween Treat and the Toil & Trouble DSP! I think my favorite part is the googly eyes on the Owl. So easy to make.
First, the measurements will depend on the size of the candy box you are wrapping. I purchased some M&Ms I found at the Dollar Tree.
Choose your wrap, I used 12x12 sheet of Basic Black CS. 3x12 on the 12' side score at 2 1/8, 2 3/4, 9 1/8 and 9 3/4.This will sit lengthwise on the candy box, it will not cover the whole top, we will create belly band.
Again the size of the belly band depends on the size of the candy box. I cut DSP to 4x9. Wrap the DSP around the box, gently creating score lines at the creases. Do not adhere together.
I used Layering Circles and Stitches Shapes for the embellishments. I stamped the owl in basic black and colored the eyes in with Daffodil Delight......do not add the googly eyes until you have cut the belly band.
I added to pieces of ribbon, folded in half to create a loop under my circles. This will allow your to pull the belly band open. Adhere your embellishment to the center of the creases. This will be the top of the belly band. Line up the DSP in your trimmer and cut in have to 2x12. I made sure to choose an image that would cut in half nicely. Then wrap each half of the band around the box and adhere.
Easy as that! Then I added the googly eyes and let them dry.
Here is the original project. Too cute right!! The googly eyes are the best!!!
I hope you try these projects too! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
Happy Halloween and Happy Stampin
Stampin Up's Holiday Catalog is here! Do you have a copy yet? There is so many new products I am just so excited to share with you! You can enjoy endless hours of crafting as we enter each season! Halloween, to Christmas and New Year's and everything in between!
The best part is Stampin Up remain true to their traditions....coordinating paper to stamps, inks and embellishments with Suites! There is 7 Suites in this catalog! And if you follow me on Facebook, I shared my favorite called Festive Farmhouse!
Here are 3 more that I couldn't wait to get my hands on! Spooky ………...Toil & Trouble! I've been using this suite just about everytime I've crafted! See this suite on pages 48-49
The Country Lane Suite is on pages 42-44 combines some of my favorite Stampin Up colors, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Crushed Crazy, Early Espresso, Mint Macaron and Old Olive. They are the perfect colors to create warm, cozy country projects. Santa's Workshop on pages 18-21 is such a fun Suite. Perfect for all ages to create! And just like the Suite says, Craft the perfect Christmas-just like Santa.
Check out my calendar of events on Facebook and Stampin Up. I have workshops coming up that feature several of these new products ….and more to come!
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Why is hosting a party always so exciting???? It's thrill of gathering friends and family together to share something you love and....well earn some things for free!!
Stampin Up is offing and exciting incentive ….Dashing Along Host Promotion
Hosting a holiday event is always fun—and we’ve made it even more delightful with our exciting Dashing Along Host Promotion. If you host a party with $250 in sales from September 1–30, you'll earn our FREE, exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper.
So why is this paper so exciting to get??? Because you won't find it anywhere in the Stampin Up catalogs!! That's right it's exclusive to this offer! But....what makes it sooo much more exclusive and exciting is; Not only does the paper pack coordinate with the Dashing Deer bundle in the Holiday catalog, but it is how the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper was created!
To create our exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, we decided to use a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you, our hosts, beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity with our Stampin Up families. We hope you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as we do, and remember, it’s available for a limited time only!
WOW how amazing does this paper sound???
So how can you get your hands on it???
Host Promotion Details
Sounds great right???
Be sure to contact me today to schedule your event and we can customize to suit your needs
It’s the unofficial start of the holiday season: The holiday catalog sales period begins today! I want to share my favorite holiday products with be sure to attend my events and parties and I'd be happy to send you your very own copy of the catalog. You are going to be sooo excited about ordering their own all-new holiday products!
If you haven't received a Holiday Catalog yet, you can view the online version here. There is something for everyone's likes! Holiday, New Year, Weddings, Fall and Halloween! And for those seasonal birthdays, you won't be disappointed!
And if you're somebody who loves to craft, but doesn't have the time or supplies! Don't worry, the kits in this catalog will surely WOW you! The Be Merry Kit (picture above) is an all-inclusive kit! Yup I said all-inclusive! You receive everything you need to complete 12 Rosette Ornaments. These make perfect additions to your holiday gift packaging, little treats for your child's teachers or co-workers. And...a family project. I bought these gifts to sit with my children and craft together. Because it's all inclusive it's perfect for each of them to make. No guess work, no fancy directions!
Below I shared a few of my favorite products! What's your favorite product?? Leave a comment, with you favorite holiday product in the catalog, for a chance to a free gift from me!!!
I look forward to hearing from you
If you like the Carols of Christmas Bundle, you are going to LOVE this video below! This video features the Merry Little Christmas Suite in the upcoming Holiday Catalog. It's a mega suite!!! And it's amazing!!!!
Be sure to contact me to receive your Holiday Catalog
Happy Stampin Steph
Welcome to our March Stampin Friends Easter Like Blog Hop! We have 11 talented crafters involved in the hop, including 2 Guest Hoppers.
Please, make sure you check everyone's blogs out. After reading my blog, scroll to the end, and please leave a comment for your chance to win a little blog candy from me!
If you have visited my blog from Twila Davis's site, thanks so much for continuing with the Blog Hop. A full list of Blog Hop participants are listed at the end so you can continue along the hop!
This Month's Guest Hoppers are:
he March's Blog Hop is a bit of challenge, I do not typically make many Easter projects. In my house we have Easter baskets for the kids and we color eggs. But, I usually don't have the need to give gifts or cards. With that said, I do not own a lot of Easter stamps. Sometimes I good challenge is all I need to get motivated to think outside of my comfort and get more creative.
The card I chose to make uses all Stampin Up products.
This card somewhat evolved while I was creating, I have added, removed and changed this along the way! I am happy with the results. I hope you enjoyed it.
The stamped images are from the Sale-a-bration Avant Garden and All God's Grace.
I kept the cardbase Whisper White and I used 2 sheets of DSP from the Serene Scenery paper stack. I cut out an oval on the front of the card using the Stitched Frameleits and did the same to the DSP, making sure it lines up.
I adhere another piece of DSP on the inside, I added the oval left over and adding the cross on top. As you can see from the pictures below I stamped and colored in many flowers before fussy cutting them out. I arranged them like a bouquet overhanging the over cut out!
I added Gold Wink of Stella around the edges of the cross and in the blank spaces between the flowers and leaves. Also on the cross I added strands of gold floss.
My project is something that I had in the works or awhile. I was an avid scrapbooker before kids and that slowly dwindled after each child was born. I've mostly worked on digital as its a little accessible. I haven't dabble in Project Life, frankly because I have so much stuff on hand. But I have decided to try to incorporate a little more traditional scrapbooking back into my crafting.
Most of the page was designed to use the fringe scissors and the Spring image that I printed and cut with my Cricut image. Such a long time ago.
So, I apologize the lighting in my basement is a little off. The colors I used was Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate and Whisper White.
The words has sprung, was printed from my printer and I used a circle punch to cut them out, The banner was cut out using a Cricut cartridge called Pretty Pennants.
The Whisper White was cut using a Creative Memories Cutting template. The grass on the bottom was used but cutting the edges with the Fringe Scissors. I added some bakers twine and rhinestones to finish the pages off.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the projects I shared with you. Leave a comment and I will make sure to choose a winner of some blog candy!!!
Below is a list of everyone who participated in this month's blog hop. You are currently at Steph Jandrow. Be sure to click on #5 Lynn Streifert.
Have a great day and Happy Stampin
The weather outside is wonderful! It’s time to get cozy by the fireplace with some hot chocolate and the Wonderful Winterland Kit. With gently falling flurries and houses nestled on the hillsides, this picturesque project is sure to warm your heart. The kit includes all the supplies you need to make eight cards and spread some cheer this holiday season!
Isn't this kit amazing????
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Welcome to our Stampin Friends November Happy Holidays Blog Hop! I'm so excited that you have decided to stop by.
You are really going to love the projects shared this month! The Stampin Up Holiday Catalog was jammed pack with products to use for this hop, it was hard to choose just one this month!!!!
We have 16 amazingly talented crafters participating in this month's hop, so be sure to follow along and check out everyone's blogs and fabulous projects.
What's a Blog Hop without some Blog Candy?? Make sure to leave a comment to be entered in the Blog Hop raffle. Read each blog, scroll to the end, and leave a comment with #SFNOVHop!! Each member and guest blogger, will randomly select a winner from our blog comments. We will then pool those together and randomly select the overall hop winner. I would love to hear some feedback and you will earn a chance to win some Blog Candy!
Thank you for visiting my blog from Carolina Evan's site, and thank you for continuing with the Blog Hop. Take a minute or two to enjoy my project and at the end click the NEXT button to continue to Kirsteen Gill's blog. Didn't come from Carolina's blog?? That's ok, just click the PREVIOUS button or scroll to the end and click on Carolina's name to visit her blog.
I purchased the Here's to Cheers stamp set & Cheerful Tags framelits bundle awhile back and finally got around to using it. I think at first glance, being in the Stampin Up! Holiday Catalog, we think it is a set that needs to be used during the holidays. But that is not the case!!! It's a very versatile set for gift giving, whether your giving a baked good or a bottle of wine, it all boils down to the colors and presentation.
My card & project for this month's blog hop is for the holidays. All products used are from Stampin' Up! I decided to make a little gift set that all goes together or can be broken out into separate gifts if necessary. But the intent is to give it together. Perfect for a co-worker, friend/family, pretty much anyone! It's perfect as a hostess gift too! A nice gift of candles and wine. A perfect to unwind during all the holiday stress.
I paired the Here's to Cheers bundle with the Perfect Pines suite. I just love the DSP! So festive. But again a versatile pack of paper that doesn't need to be all about the holidays. Since the paper is double-sided, and only a few sheets have gift-giving on them, the paper is perfect to use for winter gifts, treats or cards! And the COLORS are fabulous.
The main colors I used are Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler!!!
So for the card, it is fairly simple to assemble. Cutting out all the pines was time consuming but I used the Diebrush and that helped out a bit. I used Cherry Cobbler as my card base and layered DSP with Emerald Envy and Whisper White. I think the only thing I would change is a different patterned DSP. The one I choice gets covered to much. I cut all the pines using Emerald Envy and the berries with Cherry Cobbler. I stamped a set of pines onto the whisper white with Emerald Envy, greeting is in Cherry Cobbler. I used the fine-point pen adhesive to assemble that way I only put the adhesive at the tips to let the rest hang!
I used Gold and Silver Foil as accents to both sets of tags. I wanted them to pop!
For the bottle tags, I used a piece of DSP behind the foil diecut to add a little more color.
For the folding tags with the "Just spreading Cheer this Christmas, I embossed the greetings in Gold and Silver. I used the circles that are left over from the bottle tags. So no extra punching there.
The framelits are really easy to use and assemble. It looks like alot, but honestly, once you get a system/assembly going they come together fairly easily.
I made 8 tags (2 sets of four) you could certainly split this set up. But since I am doing a gift set, I needed something to put the tags in.
I was going to just leave the tags in a cello bag and tie with a ribbon, but I felt it was missing something. So I quickly made a giftbag/box using the Giftbag Punchboard. I followed the directions to make a medium bag, I used a piece of DSP that measured 7w X 11L. I did not punch holes at the top. I wanted it to look more like the box than a bag. I had cut out a lot of pines, berries and pinecones while I was making the cards & tags. So I incorporated them on the box. Very cute!!
And the last project for today is this super adorable candle jar! The jar was truly my favorite from this whole set. I have alot of canning jars on hand from gift giving projects. And this jar style was perfect.
I decorated the jar very similar to the gift bag above. I kept the gold lid as is. I felt it tied in perfectly with the Gold and Silver foil. I punched a 2" circle using the same DSP that I used on the card, just tonadd a little something to the lid. The jar fits 6 PartyLite tealights perfectly. I added 3 different scents for the holidays. It smells sooo good when you take the lid off. Now if you or someone your giving this to is not into candles, fill the jar with a scrub or holiday kisses, or whatever you prefer!
It looks so pretty when I lit the candle and it's glowing!!
Don't you just love how when you start a project and you're not quite sure how it's going to look when it is done! And then you end with such a WOW factor!!! That's how I felt after I finished and grouped it all together for the picture!!
I really hope you like what you saw!!
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Thank you for stopping by, feel free to contact me with any questions about the projects or products used.