Who doesn't love a good sugar scrub???? They are super easy and affordable to make and can be dressed up for a perfect gift to that special friend, family member and teacher! Just add an adorable tag & ribbon!
This was another class offered by The Crafting Room at the craft weekend. And OMG the scents are to die for!!!!! I would not recommend giving this to a child! As part of the recipes include adding RUM yes RUM to the mix. So I know how tempting these sweet scrubs are to taste! Just omit the rum and they are good to go!!!
My favorite scent is the Mojito. I love the smell of mint so this was right up my alley! The Strawberry Daiquiri and Pina Colada also smelt soooooo good it seriously made me want the drinks!!! I just need to color my tags and these are good to go!
But I have a hard decision to make! My big question is, do I keep these for myself or give them as gifts??
Painted wood decor is all the rave today! So I was excited to see that The Crafting Room offered a class at their craft weekend. Lara was gracious enough to bring lots of paint colors for us to choose from and gave us choice for our design prior to the weekend! Her attention to details was just awesome. Her father made the trays and they are amazing! Recessed bottom so you don't see the edges and recessed holes so the screws sit below the edge of the wood and little rubber feet for the corners to make sure the trays don't scratch surfaces! I mean c'mon!!!! AWESOME
LOVE LOVE LOVE the end result and I have my tray proudly displayed on my kitchen counter!!!
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One of the classes offered at the craft weekend was making a beaded necklace! I was a little intimidated, definitely not something I would do on my own. The thought of threaded little beads onto a string had me a little stressed. But honestly this was so much fun and relaxed. We were able to pick out the colors we wanted and layout the beads to see how it would look! I can't tell you exactly what we used, because I haven't a clue about jewlery, but Michele from The Crafting Room was an awesome teacher. She kepts us relaxed as we learned each step!
I made the necklace for my mom as a thank you for her staying the weekend at my house with the kids. I chose blue beads (blue is her favorite color) M for her first name and a little coffee cup, because like me she loves coffee!!
I also decorated a little craft bag using the Stampin Up Winter Woods stamp set and Into the Woods Coordinating dies. I think it came out nice considering my resources were limited and this was not planned :-)
I really like making the necklace, and Michele, was gracious enough to let me make a bracelet for myself! The beads are so pretty!!!!! Love it!
So what do you think? Are you a jewelry maker too?? Do you think I should add this to my hobbies or stick with paper-crafting???
Happy Stampin or jewelry making :-)
I am very honored to be a part of something amazing. A wonderful friend of mine is putting together Chemo Care packages that will be donated to a local cancer center. I offered to make the cards they will include in each kit. These are the cards I will be designing to donate!
Below I have included the original Facebook Post. If you are interested in being a sponsor and donate a kit, please contact me for more details!
Thank you so much and Happy Stampin
I am so excited for this collaboration with one of my best friends, we both know loss to cancer way to well, as many of you have, too. 💕
In honor of so many loved ones and the warriors that are fighting each and every day please consider sponsoring a Chemo Care Package. A collaborative effort between Amanda Matthews, ThirtyOne Gifts and my R+F team, “Team Hustle & Heart” every Chemo Care Package will be donated to the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center. If you are interested in sponsoring a package please let me know.
Each ThirtyOne caddy will be filled with R+F Essentials Moisturizer, Essentials Lip Shield, hard candies, fuzzy socks, other necessities, and cards from the amazing Stampin & Scrappin with Steph.
— with Steph Jandrow, Amanda Matthews and Craig Leger.
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
If you haven't visited everyone's blog be sure to check them out. You can find all the participants listed below.
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Happy Stampin and Happy Holidays
Thank your for joining the June Stampin Friends BLOG HOP, where we are celebrating the first day of summer! We have an amazing Hop for you this month!!!
Be sure to follow each blogger to see all 12 of the awesome projects that have been created and shared for you! If you get lost a long the way, there is a list of participants at the bottom of each of the blogs!
Since today is the first day of summer and school is almost over, I decided to make some teacher gifts! All of my projects use current Stampin Up products! I hope you enjoy what I have planned for you!
My projects theme was from a Lemon Verbena car air freshener I came across from a local store. I was very excited to see the Lemon Zest was carried over to the new annual catalog. So it was a perfect fit for this month's hop.
The projects use some new and returning products. My color choice was the New In Colors Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Call Me Clover; 2017-2018 In Color Lemon Lime Twist. Stamp sets are returning Lemon Zest and Daisy Delight.
My First project is a large clothespin. I found them at AC Moore, pretty inexpensive. I cut the cardstock to 1 1x2 x 6 1/8, embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder. I stamped, punched and layered 3 daisies and finished the center with a Faceted Gem. I added a few strands of the Gold Mini Sequins Trim.
The books mark is 2x4 1/2. I found the sentiment online and printed it out on Whisper White. They can use the bookmark or keep it display in the clothespin. Finished with the Pineapple Punch Grossgrain ribbon and a bow made from Linen Thread.
My card was super easy. Pineapple Punch base layers are Whisper White and the coordinating new In Colors DSP 6x6 Stack. Then a banner cut from the Grapefruit Grove paper that was embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder. The sentiment was printed on Whisper White then stamped over with the Lemon. Finished off with the Call Me Clover Grossgrain ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed my projects, be sure to leave a comment. I'd love to hear your thoughts. I appear to be the end of the hop, but incase you missed someone along the way, you can find all the hoppers listed below!
Hope you have a wonderful summer
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and Happy Stampin
Welcome to our Stampin Friends September Back to School Blog Hop! I'm so excited that you have decided to stop by.
We have 15 amazingly talented crafters this month. You are really going to love the projects shared this month! Be sure to follow along and check out everyone's blogs and fabulous projects.
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 #SFSeptHop!! 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 Barbara Welch's site, and thank you for continuing with the Blog Hop. Enjoy my project and at the end click the NEXT button to continue to Kristen Bell's Blog. Didn't come from Barbara's blog?? That's ok, just click the PREVIOUS button or scroll to the end and click on Barbara's name to visit her blog.
Our guest hoppers this month are:
This month's projects were inspired by my oldest daughter, who is 12 1/2. She knows I always make a quick back to school treat and she asked me to make her something that wasn't so "kiddish"! OH BOY!!! Where did my baby go??? She told me she likes all my goodies, but wanted something she can bring to school and have her friends, really, really want it too!!! Well, I get it, she's a pre-teen, fitting in is so important! But hmmm a few more years of her enjoying the little things would be OK too!!!!
I decided to make a little pocket for the inside of the notebook to hold pens/pencils or notes. I just love the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and Writing Notes stamp. Perfect! I cut 2 sets of the mini treat bags in Whisper White. I stamped the Writing Notes with Dapper Denim. I am making two treat bags, one that will be the pocket for the notebook and one that will be my daughter's card.
Don't you just hate when you stamp and everything is perfect except for a smudge ahhh. Well I decided to cover the smudge rather than starting over! I used the colors in the DSP which were Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral and Mint Macaroon. I cut a few 1" strips and used the Triple Banner Punch to flag the ends. Stapled them to the treat bag. I grabbed a handful of pencils and tied them together with the Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon.
The pocket looked a little bare, so I used the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set. Stamped the circle, flower and sentiment and punched it out with the 2" circle punch!
Now for the cover; I decided to use the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, I cut out a few flowers, hearts and butterflies. The "for you" is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. I also doubled each flower/heart and butterfly to use on her card, as well, so I wouldn't have to do it later. Finished off the front with some Basic Rhinestones.
I really love how the projects came out! Best of all I had a very happy 12 1/2 year old!
I hope you enjoyed them too.
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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 #SFSeptHop!!
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!
Click on the NEXT button to visit Kristen Bell's blog and continue in the Hop!
Below is a list of everyone who participated in the hop this month:
Day 5 - Last but not least. To end Teacher Week I decided to stick with a gift card. Perfect, the teachers can use the card for themselves. I came across this Giftcard Card while I was scrolling through Pinterest. The original design was from Lea Denton of The Crafty Spark. Her design uses measurements for a sheet of A4 paper. I modified it to work for a standard sheet of 8 1/2x11 cardstock in the US. You could use a sheet of 12x12 and use Lea's measurements if you preferred.
You can view Lea's design here.
So I started with a sheet of Calypso Coral 8 1/2x11 cardstock and cut it to 5 1/2x11. I used my Simply Scored Scoring tool. Place the 11" side at the top and score at 1 3/4, 2 3/4, 3 3/4 and 8.
Fold on the score lines. Except on the 2 3/4 score line you are going to fold it in the opposite direction.
Then you will need to turn over you paper and add a strip of adhesive at the 1 3/4 score line. Make sure to add adhesive as close to the score line as possible. You will seal this together at the 3 3/4 score. Turn it over, this section will become the pocket to hold the giftcard.
To make the giftcard pocket, you will need to use the Envelope Punch Board. You will not be scoring, just creating the 2 notches.
Take the section you just glued (folded side up) and line up the left side at 1 1/8" and punch. Move it over to 4 1/4" and punch again. Boom that's done.
Next, with your trimmer, line up the edge of the pocket (the side that's folded) and trim off just a smidge to open the pocket. Don't go too far down. You want to make sure there is enough to hold the gift card in.
Ok, lets decorate. I had enough of the Wildflower Fields DSP to finish up the week. Yeah I like when that happens. Now I am no longer sitting on retired paper I am wondering what I'll do with it.
Starting with the inside. I layered the DSP
Inside top flap DSP: 5 1/4 x 2 3/4
CS: 4 1/2x 2 1/4
DSP: 4 1/4x2
Inside: DSP: 5 1/4 x 4
CS: 3 1/8x3 1/8
Inside Bottom Flap DSP: 5 1/4 x 1 1/2
CS: 4 1/2x1 1/4
DSP: 4 1/4x 1
Now for the outside of the card: Same process except you do not need to decorate the middle section since this becomes the back of the card
Outside top flap DSP: 5 1/4 x 2 3/4
CS: 4 1/2x 2 1/4
DSP: 4 1/4x2
Outside Bottom Flap DSP: 5 1/4 x 1 1/2
CS: 4 1/2x1 1/4
DSP: 4 1/4x 1
The I used contrasting colors from the DSP pack to make the closure.
Punch a 2 1/2 circle in Blackberry Bliss
Punch a 2 3/8 scallop circle in Lost Lagoon
Punch a 2" circle with the DSP in a different pattern.
Adhere on the front only at the top half. We will add Velcro to keep the card shut. So what I did was added both the top and bottom pieces of Velcro onto the back of the circle. Then close the card, and press, the bottom part of the Velcro will stick to the card.
Just add giftcard and it's all done. Love it!!
Hope you enjoy this week's projects. Feel free to contact me with any questions!
Day 4 - Notepad Holder
I decided to make a notebook holder for day 4. It's my go to quick gift. Super easy! I feel like you can never have enough notebooks around.
I used Blackberry Bliss Cardstock as the base of the holder. You can make 1 notebook holder out of a sheet of cardstock. I'm this particular one, I added a pocket on the inside. You can choose to skip to save paper too.
The holder is sooo easy.
Take a piece a 8 1/2x11, Take your Simply Scored Scoring tool, with the 11" side at the top score at 5 1/4 & 5 3/4
Boom folder is done.
Fold on the score lines and add the notepad to inside right. I used little legal pads I found at Wal-Mart. I think they are like 5x8.
To make the pocket, you will need a piece of cardstock that measures 4 3/4 x 6 1/2. Easy - score at 1/2" & 3/4" on three of the sides.
You will need to fold on all the score lines. Then cut out the corners you don't need that section. The 1/2 section when folded, will be the section that adheres to holder and the 1/4" will be your sides. Hope this makes sense. Tear n Tape to adhere the pocket down.
To decorate the holder. I cut a strip of DSP that measure 1x5. I glued this onto the top of the notebook to hide that binding. Plus it gives the inside a little extra touch.
I cut a piece of DSP to 5 1/4x6 and glued it onto the front of the holder. I then cut a piece of Whisper White to 2 7/8x5 1/4.I stamped the saying from the Feel Goods stamp set in Blackberry Bliss. Then I tied a knot around the white in the Blackbery Bliss Stitched Satin ribbon. I then glued it onto the front of the holder overlapping the DSP allowing the Blackberry Bliss cardstock to still show at the top.
I stamped a flower from Flower Shop in Blackberry Bliss and punched it with the Pansy Punch. I then punched 3 more flowers with the Pansy Punch using scraps of DSP and Lost Lagoon Cardstock . I added a Iced Rhinestone to the center of the flowers and then layered them onto the front of the holder.
Just love it. I love that no matter how many times I make this notebook holder, it comes out looking so different!!!! Perfect for teachers right!!! Like I said in the beginning I was 100% on the Wildflower Fields DSP but, have truly come to love the colors as I worked to create these gifts. I enjoy working to coordinate as well. It makes me happy when the guess work is taking out of the equation and I can create at ease. Got to love Stampin Up!!!!
Check in tomorrow and see what I made for the 5th a final day of Teacher Appreciation week.
I am so happy with the results.
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Day 3 of Teacher Appreciation Week. Today's project is a little lip balm packaged in a pillow box. As mentioned in Day 1, I did use a little bit of retired product to use things up.
This project was fairly simple. I cut a piece of Hello Honey cardstock out using the Square Pillow Box Framelits (retired from Stampin Up).I repeated the step and cut out a second piece using the Wildflower Fields DSP. I stamped the A Little Something for You in Blackberry Bliss and cut it out using the framelits provided in the Square Pillow Box. I cut the larger one in Hello Honey and layered together.
I assembled the box and tied a bow using a piece of Blackberry Bliss striped satin ribbon (retired) around. I attached the saying just under the bow. Like a said EASY.
I found this little Vaseline Lip Balms at Walmart in Health and Beauty where the rest of the Vaseline is sold. The idea of this project came from a similar gift given to me by my Upline's, Upline Barbara Lash. She gave me a pillow box with the Vaseline Lip Balm in it. I thought it was sooo adorable. I couldn't wait to make it to give out too.
Come back tomorrow to see Day 4