Sunday, July 23, 2017

Craft Time

Hi, Guys!!!!
Happy Sunday!  Hope you guys had a great weekend so far.  Did you guys get to do anything fun?  We had a low key weekend, well I did anyway.  My husband spent yesterday getting ready to take our oldest son to Boyscout Camp today.  He is dropping him off today and my son will spend the next week at camp.  He is so excited to go (well as excited as a 13-year-old gets lol)
I was lucky enough to get to play a little in my craft room last night.  I had a few things I needed to catch up on.  I needed to make a sign for my sons Boyscout Troop.  They do a bake sale at the Elks Lodge that supports them all year long.  The Boyscouts take off the summer months and I needed to make a sign to let the Elk members know the bake sale will be back in the fall.  Here is what I created.
I used my Cricut to cut out everything but the fire flies.  I cut the words out of Vinyl, it's easier than trying to glue everything down and trying to get it straight.  I used a 12 x 12 piece of card stock I had.  It's not Stampin Up Cardstock but Stampin Up does have some 12 x 12 Colors available.  I sold a lot of my other cardstock at my garage sale but I still have a lot.  I plan on using that up until it's gone.
The fire flies were cut and stamped with Jar of  Love Stamp set and the Everyday Jars Framelits.  I stamped them with Basic Black and used the Daffodil Delight marker to color the body.  I used the mini Stampin Up Dimensionals to pop each one up.  I also used my Cricut to cut the vinyl for the First Aid kit for my Sons Boyscout troop.
I also started working on some christmas presents for this christmas.  I alwasy try to get a head start but seem to always be rushing at the last moment to get my christmas stuff done in time.  I ordered 2018 calendars through Current.  They had them buy one get one free a few months back.  I always make one for my sister inlaw with pictures of my neice and nephew.  Its a nice scrapbook for her each year.  She markes on the calendar special things that happen with the kids.  I bought a few extras and I am just going to decorate them and give them away as presents to maybe the kids teachers or friends.  I have only done one month so far on my sisterin laws but here is what I have so far.

I embossed the 2018 with gold emboss powder and im not sure if I will do anymore decorating on the front.  I am going to use a mixture of Stampin Up products and other things in my craftroom.  I will post further pictures once I get more done.  I am working on another video so hopefully I will get that uploaded in the next few days.  Happy Sunday!!!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Thank you card and July's Specials

Hi, Guys!!!!
Happy Friday!!  I hope your week went well and you're getting ready for an exciting weekend.  I am trying to catch up on things.  My boys are sure keeping me busy so far this summer.
We have been dealing with so much rain this summer and it's getting annoying.  We live in NY so our summers are so short, to begin with.  I look forward to our summer and the nice weather.  We usually cram a million things to do in summer too.
My youngest just got back from Cubscout Camp with his Dad last week.  They had a blast and he always comes home tired for a few days.  They have so many activities planned each day and they are exhausted when they get home.
My oldest Son and I had my Garage Sale while they were away at camp.  I am so glad that is over.  The work and preparation is always so much more than what you earn at one.  I ended up getting rid of a lot of stuff and that was the main reason to have one.  I don't ever want to have another one again.



This was just some of the stuff.   My brother, mom, and dad and father in law also had items in the sale.  It was crazy how much we had for sale.
So I was able to craft a little last night.  I had received a Stampin Up order last week and haven't had time to really play with anything.  I needed to create a Thank you card for my sons Birthday Party he had last month.  Here is what I came up with.

I love the Lemon Lime Twist with Black.  These two colors were meant to be together.  I also created a video on how I made this card using embossing powder.  I also talk a little about the special things going on this month at Stampin Up.  I will leave the video at the end of this post.
Happy Friday!!!!


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

$5 Bonus Coupons for the Month of August

Hi, Guys!!!
Happy Tuesday!!  I hope you guys enjoyed your day.  I was busy today getting set up for my huge Yard Sale that I have been preparing for all year.  I have so much stuff it's crazy.  My brother, Mom, and Dad, and Father Inlaw also have stuff for the sale.  It's going to have a ton of stuff in it.  Hopefully, we all get rid of a bunch of stuff.
I also wanted to pop on here really quick and let you guys know about the bonus days happening in the month of July.  For every $50 you spend pre-tax pre-shipping you will get a $5 coupon to spend in the month of August.  There is no limit to the amount of coupons you can earn this month.  Do you have a huge wish list?  I know that I do so I am going to take advantage of this deal.
Dont' forget to use the current Host Code WAP92KX9  with your purchase and you will receive a bonus from me in the mail.  If your order is $150 or more please do not use my code you will get your own hostess rewards and still will get a bonus from me in the mail.  Use the link up at the top of my page to shop or click here.
Happy Shopping guys and Happy Tuesday!!!!

Monday, July 10, 2017

July's Card Club

Hi, Guys,
I finally have my July's Card Club posted.  I'm sorry its a little late.  I think you guys will forgive me when you see the cards I made.  I used the Jar of Love and Everyday Jar Framelits for this months cards.  If you are new to my card club it's real easy to qualify for it.
You need to make a purchase in my shop of $32 pre-tax pre-shipping, You need to live in the US, you need to leave your contact info so I can mail you your goodies, and you need to use the current month's Host Code which is  WAP92KX9.  If you qualify for all these items then I will mail you the materials to make three cards with the envelopes.  The card kit will come with all the materials you need to make the cards in a nice little package.  You will not get any stamped images or adhesives, just the materials.  You will also get a PDF with all the measurements and materials used and a link to the instructional video.
If you make a qualifying purchase for 6 months in a row you automatically qualify for a free current Stamp Set valued at $25.  My gift to you.  I will get in touch with you and once you let me know which current Stamp set you would like then I will get it in the mail to you.
These are the three cards you will make and the video on how to make these cards is at the end of this post.  Have Fun!!


Here is the video on how to make these cards.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Colorful Seasons using Emboss Paste

Hi, Guys,!!!
Happy Friday!!  How is everyone doing?  It's been a while since my last post.  My kids are home for Summer vacation and we have been busy doing stuff.  We were away for the holiday and right before we left our weather was very rainy.  We had major flooding and thank goodness we were spared but our poor neighbors in our village and neighboring villages were not so lucky.  We live near a creek and a river.  We have had a lot of rain over the last few weeks and Saturday it poured so hard and so fast and with every body of water already at its top the flooding was ineviatble.  Here are some pictures of the flooding


Now everyone is left with cleanup and wondering what if anything does their insurance cover.  It's so sad to go down our streets just a few miles from where I live and see all the devastation and all of the people's possessions at the curb that is in garbage bags ruined from all the flooding.
We ended up going away for the 4th on a camping trip.  We headed away from home, about 1 1/2 hours away up north.  It was a nice trip.  It was a relaxing trip and we had nice weather and were able to play lots of outside games.  We even went into town one day and hit the local mall and went out to lunch.



I sure did miss being creative in my craft room though.  I really miss when I do not get to play in a few days.  It's my stress relief.  So once we got home a few days later I was finally able to do a little catch up in my craft room.  I finally picked my 1000 YouTube subscribers winner.  I was waiting for more entries but only a handful entered.  I don't know why more people do not enter?  I guess the few that do enter stand a really good chance of winning.  So I gave away the Hey Chick Stamp Set that was around during Sale-A-Bration.  I am putting together a nice little package for the winner and hopefully will be able to mail it out Monday.  I also ran a special on my Preferred Customers facebook page and some of my customers took advantage of that special.  It was a free Stamp Set with a minimum purchase.  My order from Stampin Up finally came in today so I will be getting out their thank you package with their free Stamp Set.  I also acquired a few Paper Pumpkin Customers during that incredible $5 sale the other day so I am putting together Thank yous for them too.  This is my favorite part of this Stampin Up journey.  I love interacting with my customers and making cards for them and thinking about them.  I really appreciate my customers.
I put together a video on making a card using the Emboss Paste from Stampin Up.  I used the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and Seasonal Layers Thinlits to make this card too.  Here is the card
I love that Emboss Paste.  I mixed Dazzling Diamonds glitter in the paste and the bricks are so sparkly.  I love this stamp set and thinlits too.  They are so great for all seasons.
I made a video on how I put this card together.  Happy Friday!!

Here are all the supplies you will need to make this card.

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