Saturday, September 27, 2014

Make Your Own Gratitude Journal!!

There is an awesome Simply Created kit in the Holiday Catalog - the Gratitude For Days kit.  It looks so pretty displayed across the wall and would make a wonderful Thanksgiving display.  I will admit, though, that I don't have any place to display this, so I thought, what can I do because I really love it?   Every once in a while these ideas flutter through my head and I finally got a chance to sit down and see if my idea would work.  And guess what, it did and I love it!!!  So, let me share a peek with you!!


I placed all the envelopes on a little ring so I could just flip through them.  You could use the Gratitude Journal for an entire year!  There are 30 envelopes and you could write down something each month!   And it's portable!  How cool!

I'm offering a class on making this on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.  The class fee is $30 and since I was late getting the project details completed, the deadline for payment has been extended to Monday, October 6, 2014.  You'll totally love this and you'll keep it for years to come so you can reflect on all the blessings in your life!  Also, you can make them now and give them out at Thanksgiving to your friends and family!!!  

If you have any questions, just let me know.  To sign up, shoot me an email!! You'll love this class!
 
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Phyllis


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September My Paper Pumpkin


Is this cute or what?   Yup, I see you nodding your head thinking, oh shoot, I missed out on another great My Paper Pumpkin kit!!!  Check out all the goodies in this kit:


Don't miss out again - CLICK HERE to sign up now!!!!

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Phyllis


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Monday, September 01, 2014

Gift Box Punch Board

I really thought that when the Envelope Punch Board came out, there couldn't be anything better!  Well, I should know that Stampin' Up! would prove me wrong - again!!!  They introduced the Gift Box Punch Board.  


The board has measurements for 15 different boxes and they do not require any adhesive!!!  Isn't this box adorable?   If you think it is hard, it's not!  Here is a video that shows you how to use it!




I bet you are seeing all the possibilities this tool can add to you crafting room!  Talk about making gift giving easy!!  CLICK HERE to order this awesome product - it's only $19.95!!   Woo Hoo!!!


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Birthday + My Paper Pumpkin = Bliss!!

What a delightful day - my birthday - cake - stamping!  Woo hoo!  And, my stamping was super awesome because I used my August My Paper Pumpkin kit, all the prep work was done for me and I was able to create some absolutely delightful cards!  First, let's check out the outside . . .


 I'm so loving the envelopes - and the insides are even better!!!


Told you!!!  And, believe it or not, here is what I had left over!


I even had another one of the "Smile" and "Hello" card fronts that didn't make the picture - they were hiding from me!!!

Here is a close up of the stamp set:

 
I so look forward to my monthly treat!!!  If you sign up by September 10 and are a new subscriber, you get the first two months' kits at 50% off (they are regularly $19.95 including shipping!!).   Do it now - because you don't want to miss the September kit!!!

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Phyllis


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Saturday, August 16, 2014

You Rock!

How many times does that come out of my mouth?  Alot!  It's one of my favorite sayings.  I was thrilled when Stampin' Up! introduced the You Rock single stamp.   This is one of the cards we did in August at Stamp, Play and Create:



It seems here of late I've been into a "white mode".  It's funny how trends change because there was a time when I couldn't stand any excessive white space on my projects!  After I stamped the rocking chair, I knew I had to pull out the Hardwood stamp so with a little masking technique, I created the floor!  If you haven't used the Hardwood Background stamp, you'll be stunned at how realistic it looks!  Totally love it - it .. well, it rocks!!!

Here are the products and measurements:

You Rock Stamp Set
Hardwood Stamp Set
Early Expresso Ink
Hello Honey Ink
Whisper White Cardstock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" (scored @ 4-1/4"); 5" x 3-3/4"
Hello Honey Cardstock 5-1/8" x 3-7/8"
Sequins
1/8" Mini Brads
Dimensionals
Paper Piercer
Piercing Mat 


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Friday, August 15, 2014

A Week Hiatus - Glad I'm Back

The last week has been, well, very tumultuous.  The week before, our sweet Darci was a little under the weather and last Friday when I took her to the vet, she was dehydrated.  After taking blood work and getting some fluids, we brought her home, not thinking anything too bad was about to occur.  After a few hours at home, she had some additional symptoms and we took her back to the vet.  They kept her overnight and on Saturday morning we received the news that her kidneys were not functioning properly.  Despite fluids and additional medication, we could not get her kidneys to function as they should and made the decision to put her down, which we did on Monday, August 11.  It is such a difficult decision to make, but to see her not eating and getting weaker, you sort of know when the time has come.  We still have four other felines in the house, one of them is Darci's brother, Dugan, and we love them all so much!  What we have realized this past week is Darci was the life of the bunch!  She was always at the window when we came home begging for her treats - and the other cats reaping the benefits of her meowing!  She was the one who loved to visit the tables while we were stamping and loved to steal the green caps from the Tombow Multiadhesive Glue - everyone knew not to let them lay around or they would be gone!  I bet you I have 20-30 of those caps throughout my house - underneath every crevice she would manage to find!  So, this week has been spent getting our lives back to normal and helping the other cats adjust to the loss of our special girl.  

As you can imagine, my creativity bug has been a little dormant.  But, I have an entire table of new product from the Holiday catalog just begging to be used.  My one problem is there is so much, I don't know where to start!!!  Soon, my friends!!!

I'm looking forward to my weekend of stamping with the Brights and Regals stamp clubs and getting back in the groove!!!  

Thank you all for letting me share me with you!!! 

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Phyllis


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Friday, August 08, 2014

And I'm Back to Bravo!!!

You know from an earlier post that I associate Bravo with the opera.  Bravo also brings to mind sparkle and glitz!   Check this out . . .

 
You'll see the combination of the Sequins and Basic Rhinestone Jewels just add the perfect touch of glitz!  I also used the Dotty Angles stamp to create the bottom "dots".  I stamped the image once using Basic Gray ink, then moved the stamp up just a little bit and stamped again without reinking to get the lighter image.  This is calling "stamping off".  The sequins I attached using glue dots.  Simple, yet elegant!   

Project List & Measurements:

Basic Gray Cardstock: 11" x 4-1/4" (score @ 5-1/2")
Coastal Cabana Cardstock:  5-1/8" x 3-7/8"
 
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