Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Quick and Easy Lollipop Valentine

Happy February everyone! Its the month of love. I love Valentine's day mostly so that I can share the love with everyone around me! (And if the hubby does something nice, that's always good too.) Mostly though, as a teacher, I always just had such a fun time handing out and watching the kids pass around valentines. Must be why I am still making Valentine's, even after I put together the 24 from the Paper Pumpkin kit :)

These ones are for my three year old to hand out to his friends at church.

Here's how:

STEP 1 - Stamp as many as you want to make onto Whisper White card stock using black permanent ink. I used Staz-on ink but I SHOULD have used black Momento ink (it doesn't smear at all with the alcohol markers).

 STEP 2 - Color your valentines. I used the Calypso Coral Blendabilities markers.

STEP 3 - Punch out your valentines using the coordinating tag punch.


 STEP 4 - Hole punch your tag at the top and bottom using a 1/8 inch hole punch.

 STEP 5 - Insert lollipops and you are done!!! 

Now get busy :)


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

January Paper Pumpkin

Well, Paper Pumpkin has hit a home run with this kit. So cute! It makes 24 treat bags just in time for Valentine's Day. Here's a sample.

If you don't get Paper Pumpkin, then you should really consider it!!! Right now you can get a great special for Sale-a-bration! Just go HERE.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January Card Class

Hello all! Well it's the end of the first month of the new year and I am officially kicking off my new home based business! I will be holding monthly workshops in my home for card making and other fun paper projects. If you are interested in joining us please feel free to contact me. Or if you would like to purchase a kit for the cards we are making I would be happy to mail it to you! Am am excited and hopeful that I will find plenty of people who love creating as much as I do!

For my very first card class we are making three Valentine's Day cards. Check them out!
Stampin' Up products: Strawberry Slush, basic black, and very vanilla card stock, Strawberry Slush and Basic Black stamp pads, gold foil sheets, Modern Medley DSP, Banner punch, Banner Blast stamp set, See Ya Later stamp set.

 Stampin' Up products: Red glimmer paper, Whisper White and Basic Black card stock, Real Red stamp pad, Metallic Silver Encore pad, Sweetheart Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Joy and Love stamp set, Good Greetings stamp set.
Stampin' Up products used: Pool Party, Real Red, and Very Vanilla card stock, More Amore DSP, Pool Party ribbon, Good Greetings stamp set, Vintage Faceted Buttons.

ALSO, anyone one who attends my January card class will get a FREE Valentine treat bag made with the new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies. I love that product!!!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, January 16, 2015

New Paper Pumpkin Video


Stampin' Up! has produced a quick video showcasing the latest (January) Paper Pumpkin Kit. Like what you see? Check out the savings on a 3 month pre-paid subscription below!

PAPER PUMPKIN SALE!  For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is lowering the price of their 3 month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (January 6-March 31) you can save $5 and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product!   Simple, fun and everything you need to get your creative fix!  Sale ends March 31.

Price: $59.85 NOW $54.85.  Get your 3 month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription started HERE!

Check out the free products you can choose from HERE!

Please feel free to ask for more information about how to get free stuff!!


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Valentine's Day LOVE frames

Hello everyone! This post is another of the Valentine's Day goodies that I have been up to. But this time it's not cards! I know it's hard to believe...

The craft on today's post was my mom's idea and I just went with it. It turned out to not be too difficult (I'll tell you what could have made it easier) and only took an hour or so to do both frame sets.

Set 1

The supplies we used for this project were 8 small ceramic and acrylic frames and pearl letters found in the sale bins at Michael's Craft Store.

We also used one sheet of black card-stock and the other backgrounds were made from what came with the products we bought. (The pink and the grey came from the pearl letters, and the multicolored papers were cut and fit together using the frame backgrounds)

This project could have been easier but we had to alter a few of the letters - we turned the two "A"s into "V"s and turned two "C"s into "O"s using what we cut off of the "A"s. Since the letters were so picked through already we did not find exactly what we were looking for - LOVE - but we made it work out.

Basically, we trimmed the background to fit the frames, stuck the letters on (they come as one piece), and popped them in the frames!!! That's it!

The time it took me was eaten up by planning, altering backgrounds, and altering letters.

Set 2

 Thanks for looking! Now get out there and craft!


Monday, January 12, 2015

Valentine's Day Cards

Well it has been a little while since I last posted, as usual. The holidays came and went and we stayed very busy! After the first of the year I had to spend some time reorganizing closets to fit all my boys new toys, phew! Now that gifts have homes and all the Christmas decorations are put away, I have a little time to craft.

I've been busy this year on my V-day goodies. This first post is a few of my Valentine's Day cards that are on my ETSY store (a link to my ETSY shop is on the right hand side of my blog). They were all made by me last year around Valentine's day.

Stampin Up! materials: Real Red, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White
Language Of Love Stamp Set,  Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishments, Whisper White Ribbon
(This one was cased from Mary Fish from

Stampin Up! materials:  Real Red, Whisper White, and Blushing Bride
Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die, Tags 4 You Stamp Set, Hearts A Flutter Stamp Set, and Blushing Bride Chevron Ribbon

Stampin Up! materials:  Primrose Petals, Real Red, Pool Party, and Very Vanilla
More Amore Designer Series Paper, retired stamp sets

 Stampin Up! materials: Real Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White
Love Impressions Designer Series Paper, Red Glimmer Paper, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Scalloped Edge Punch

Stampin' Up! materials:  Real Red, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, and Basic Black
Real Red ink in a Stampin' Spritzer

 Stampin' Up! materials:  Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, and Pool Party
Artisan Embellishment Kit, retired stamp sets

Hope you like them!