Thursday, April 16, 2015

My Paper Pumpkin love

One Of My Favorite things that Stampin' Up! does is Paper Pumpkin.

No it has nothing to do with Cinderella! 

You may say what is Paper Pumpkin?
Well let me tell you!

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly craft kit that get mailed to you once a moth for Just $19.95.

It is a surprise each month!

This was the March kit, which was everything you need to make 9 super cute cards!

It is not always cards! 

I love needlework so i instantly loved this card!
I made them all birthday cards, so I could use them for the young women I work with at church.
Everyone deserves a handmade card for their birthday! I know the girls will love them!

I know now you all want to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin!
I actually get two a month!
Check it out here
Or feel free to comment with any questions.

 You can even watch it being made on you tube!

Monday, August 4, 2014

July Card class

 I held a card class last week and here are the cards from it!
I try to do cards everyone needs so this time it was a masculine and feminine birthday card, a boy and girl baby card and a wedding card.

I love this birthday card! I used the hearts & stars mask to do the stars and the Amazing Birthday and The Great Outdoors sets for the stamping.

For these baby cards it is the same card but just switched out colors for the boy and girl cards.

I have always had trouble CASEing cards, basically borrowing an idea and making it our own(which is something we are encouraged to do). So I decided to give it a try. I think both cards i cased from and then created are pretty cute.
 I am really not a fan of gold but it is the trend right now and I don't hate it in this card.
The card to the right is one from a swap created by my friend Candice Anderson.

I love this card! And it was so quick!
 I got the swap from convention this year but i can't find the demonstrators name, sorry!
I hope some of you can borrow some of my ideas to help you.

My favorite tool is my Big Shot

I Love My Big Shot!
I use it for almost all of my projects. I love its versatility too. You can cut way more than just paper and card stock.
Watch the video below to see the different cutting tools and materials that can be used

Stampin' Up! is spoiling us in the month of August with a great Big Shot deal!
When you buy the Big Shot this month you get a free stamp and framelit bundle and if you have already purchased a Big Shot from us before you can get those same bundles at a 15% discount!
The video below shows some of these items.

Don't miss out on this amazing deal!

click the link below to go to my web site 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sea turtle Undefined carved stamp set

So this stamp set has been a long time in the making but after a year of  thinking I finally made it! There is a back story too! I love sea turtles and have collected them for years. Take a look at my pinterest page! When I was in high school in Georgia I spent a few summers working with a sea turtle research project on Wassa island. We would watch at night for the mama turtles to come up to nest, then we would tag and measure them and mark the nest. Later in the summer we would watch for hatching eggs and count how many came from the nest and then did up the nest to see how many eggs didn't hatch. I will post a picture from the island later. It was so much fun and I have been a bit obsessed ever since. 

For my first set carved I am pretty happy with it! I plan to carve a few more shells but ran out of rubber.

If you are interested in carving your own stamps the link for my web page is below.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Some more Recent Family Pictures!

A few years ago(2012) a darling friend our ours (Lauren) took some family pictures for us. It was a cold cold day but we had so much fun running around Salt Lake taking pictures! I suppose one day I should do something more with them. If only I had a way to! 


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Convention 2011 GROW

 So I decided to post pictures from all the conventions I have been to before just for fun! 2011 was my first Stampin Up convention!

Home offices in Riverton. I just went by on my way up to convention.

 I still think i need this bicycle!

 The new holiday catalog
 Some of my favorite queens! (our group name is The Queens of the stamp age)
Not only is Brandi my up-line but she is my beautiful, talented, and wonderful niece(by marriage)!


It was so much fun that i had to go the next year!

Post Inspire Create Share 2014 update!

I spent most of last week Stampin up's convention!
It was amazing as usual! This was my fourth year and I am already planning on next year.

This year I was asked by my friend Cortney to help with a display board with a group of our other friends called the Creation Nation Design Team. I worked in conjunction with another gal to create items for a tween hipster birthday party. I love what I created and sort of wish that I had made two of everything since I didn't get to keep what I made. 

I started with a cake banner! I really wanted to make pom-poms for the skewers but didn't make them big enough. I like what happened better, love a happy accident! 
I used the new Little Letters Thinlits Dies for the letters

(please ignore the mess!)

Awhile ago i found a templet on Pintrest for a bowl made out of the petite purse die. I used 6 pieces and left the flap for a little extra dimension.
I think it will be super cute as a candy bowl for a party

I think this banner is my favorite! The letters are from the Simply created banner kit and I made the banner from the banner framelits.

I am not sure what to call these, utensil wraps? I loved the straws from the June paper pumpkin kit so i thought i would throw those in, and the silver ware is plastic but looks real! I have be obsessed with this camera stamp since the catalog premier and this was the perfect project for it.

 I also made a few extra cards to display. I may have to use all of these for a class soon(ans the pearls)!

Here is how all of our projects looked together! It was a pleasure working with all of these talented ladies!

If any of these projects or products interest you please check out my website