Shaker Birthday Card with Tin of Cards Stamp Set

Hi, Guys!!
Happy Friday and Happy Veteran’s Day.   A big Thank you to all our past, present and future service men and women.  You are truly appreciated each and every day.
So today I tried to film a video several times throughout the day however my children had the day off of school so I was interrupted several times throughout the day.  So I made two birthday cards both for my nieces who’s birthday parties are tomorrow.  One card that I was trying to do a video on is a shaker card pictured here

I just love how this turned out.  I made it with my Cricut machine and cut craft foam for the first time.  I always get a little nervous when I cut something other than card stock from my Cricut even though I know it is made to cut all kinds of stuff.  I will do a video this week showing you how to do a shaker card.  The other card I made was very simple but loved how it turned out too.  Here is a picture of that one too

 Both of these cards I embossed and I have to tell you guys that I have been embossing for years.  I love what it adds to a project.  I always have had an issue with the embossing powder sticking everywhere.  I have tried rubbing a dryer sheet to prevent static but it never worked I kinda just did my best to try to remove any unwanted powder, I often used a paint brush.  I ordered the embossing buddy from Stampin Up and it works Awesome.  I have not had one issue with embossing powder sticking anywhere other than where it is supposed to stick. You can order it here

I also used Happy Birthday, and the border from the Stamp Set Tin of Cards from Stamping up.  You can order it here

What a great universal Stamp Set Tin of Cards is.  I just received an order from Stampin Up the other day and I am super excited to start creating with it.  I ordered the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies which are so awesome.  I will do a video shortly with a project or two using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  When you order Stitched Shapes Framelits you will get 25% of a select stamp set through November 30.  You can order here  
Happy Friday!!

My first post.

Hi Guys!!!

This is my first post.  I just recently became a Stampin Up Demonstrator and figured I would create a blog so I can share with all of you guys my crafty creations.  I do love Stampin Up products but I will create other crafts as well.  I hope you guys follow along on my journey with me.
Let me tell you a little bit about me.  I am a stay at home mom with Two busy boys.  They are 8 and 12 years old so we are over the little toddler stage.  I am enjoying them so much over the years and they are turning into such fine boys.  Don’t get me wrong there are days when I look at them and wonder what the heck is going on.  Our life is chaotic at times, heck most times it is.  My husband works like crazy so I can stay at home and take care of the kids and house.  I love that I am in this place but it wasn’t like this always so I really do appreciate everything I have right now.
So crafting is my outlet, my sanity, and my happy place.  I have been crafting for over 20 years and learned allot along the way and still am learning every day.  I love to teach people crafty things and decided it was time to share my love with everyone instead of just bugging family all the time.  I love Stampin Up products and have purchased my fair share of products from them over the years.  I have consistently followed MyPinkStamper for 7 or 8 years now and decided to join her team of Pink Stampers through Stampin Up.  It has been one of the best things i have done for me in a very long time.  I just joined a few months ago and have no customers as of yet but that is ok.  I am doing this for me as a hobby and hopefully, people will follow me and learn from me and we can have fun together.  If someone buys from me that’s just a bonus.  My Pink Stamper has inspired me over these past 7/8 years in so many ways and I want to give back.
So that, in a nutshell, is why I am blogging.  I will post my creations on here and give you details on how everything was made.  So I hope you follow along with me.  This is the first video I have done ever so I hope you enjoy.  Thanks, guys and have a happy Wednesday.