Silhouette Challenge Spring Themed Crafts

My Silhouette Challenge friends are sharing spring themed projects on their blogs, you’ll be inspired by these fabulously talented crafters!!! 1. Dream a Little Bigger // 2. So Much Better With Age // 3. Adventures in All Things Food // 4. Creative Carnival // 5. The Kim Six Fix // 6. feto soap // 7. One Dog Woof // 8. The Experimental Home // 9. From Wine to Whine // 10. Architecture of a Mom // 11. Grey Luster Girl // 12. Minted Strawberry // 13. Designed Decor // 14. Tried & True // 15. Silhouette School // 16. Bringing Continue Reading →

Easter Pop-up Box Card with Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper from Stampin’ Up!

How do you make the most adorable Easter pop-up box card you’ve ever seen? You do it by combining three of my favorite things…. Stampin’ Up! DSP + Silhouette Cameo e-Cutter + Lori Whitlock Designs  This project was designed for the March “Silhouette Challenge”. Forty-three more fabulous Silhouette projects can be found at the end of this post.  You can purchase this card in my Etsy shop.  I used the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! to make this darling Easter pop-up box card. I absolutely LOVE this paper, it’s just beautiful and perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day, Continue Reading →

Have you entered to WIN the Silhouette Portrait yet?

Honeycomb-tray-upcycle, Grey Luster Girl

Have you entered to win the Silhouette Portrait yet? What are you waiting for?!?!?!  It’s amazing and it’s FREE TO ENTER!!! Maybe you’re just not sure what you would do with an e-cutter. Well, let me share projects from my partners in crafting to inspire you. Many of these projects are from Silhouette owners who are Silhouette newbies like me!  You need to read the oh-so-funny story from Trisha at  Black and White Obsession about these flags to mark your dog’s territory. Use the tutorial from Britni at Play. Party. Pin. to make a darling Baby Mozart dragon hand puppet for that precious Continue Reading →

Featured Product: Spiral Flower Originals Die from Stampin’ Up!

Spiral Flower Originals Die Item #129379 / Price: 17.95

I recently shared with you My #1 MUST HAVE item from the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Occasion Catalog. Today I’d like to tell you more about the Spiral Flowers Originals Die, which came in a close second on my list. (See Page 15 in the 2014 Occasions Catalog.) Handmade paper flowers are beautiful, but cutting them by hand is time-consuming, especially if you’re making a bouquet. With the Spiral Flower Originals Die and your Big Shot die-cutting machine, you can quickly cut a whole bouquet of flowers.  Let’s watch this video from Stampin’ Up! to learn more: Here are some additional tips to help Continue Reading →

Feed Your Paper Pumpkin Passion with Past Kits from Stampin’ Up!

Paper Pumpkin - Feed Your Passion with Past Kits from Stampin' Up!

Active Paper Pumpkin subscribers can purchase a selection of past Paper Pumpkin Kits and Paper Pumpkin Refill Kits while supplies last. The Fine Print This special offer is available to any active Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Former Paper Pumpkin subscribers are not eligible unless they resubscribe.Kits and refill kits will count toward Sale-A-Bration rewards (through March 31) and hostess benefits for all subscribers, including demonstrator subscribers. An active or current subscriber is someone who is receiving one or more Paper Pumpkin Kits on a monthly basis. If a subscriber decides to skip a month, they are still considered an active subscriber. Active Continue Reading →

New Digital Downloads from Stampin’ Up! for Baby, Spring & More!

New Digital Downloads from Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! is committed to bringing you fresh, exciting digital content each and every week. Check out the latest downloads below. Click on the download title to see it in the store, or click on the “Shop Online with Me” button in the sidebar. Blossoms Abound Kit (item 137122) (NA, EU, SP) Glimmer Kit (item 137342) (NA, EU, SP) Dream Of A Mother Greeting Card Template (item 137124) (NA, EU, SP) Peachy Keen Stamp Brush Set (item 137111) (NA, EU, SP) On Film Kit (item 137112) (NA, EU, SP) Nursery Framables (item 137113) (NA, EU, SP) Sweetest Dreams Framables (item 137114) (NA, EU, SP) Hip Notes Stamp Brush Continue Reading →

Burlap and Blooms Wreath from Stampin’ Up!

Burlap and Blooms Wreath Kit Stampin' Up! 2014 Occasions Catalog

I did a post earlier this year titled My #1 MUST HAVE Item From the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Occasion Catalog in which I chose the fabulous Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit.  Stampin’ Up! has released a video that shows you everything that is included in the kit and how to put it all together! Watch the video then use the “Shop Online With Me” button to order your Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit. I know you’ll have fun making this fabulous wreath. Leave a comment and let me know if you want to display the wreath Continue Reading →

Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit from Stampin’ Up!

I’m hoping my February Paper Pumpkin kit is delivered today! These gift bags are so cute. I especially love the tiny wooden clothespins. They are just darling! It’s a great time to sign up for a new Paper Pumpkin membership!  New Paper Pumpkin subscribers who sign up at www.mypaperpumpkin.com/ between January 11 and March 31, 2014, will receive a FREE set of In Color Stampin’ Write Markers ($14.95  Value) with their Welcome Kit. The Fine Print This special offer is only valid for new subscribers. Customers must sign up at http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com/. The markers will be sent with the subscriber’s Welcome Kit.  No coupon Continue Reading →

Silhouette Fabric Challenge – 44 Fabulous Projects

My friends from the Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group are sharing projects on their blogs that were entered in the February Fabric Challenge. You will find inspiration for all kinds of fabric projects to make with your Silhouette machine! No-Sew Valentine’s Day Pillows by A Tossed Salad Life No-Sew Interchangeable Fabric Bunting by unOriginal Mom Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag by The Turquoise Home Crawl, Walk, Bike by It’s Always Craft Time Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags by Weekend Craft DIY Bleach Spray Shirt by Practically Functional Stenciling Sherlock by Please Excuse My Craftermath… Felt Star Wands by Cutesy Crafts Yoda Kid’s Continue Reading →

Hey Cinderella, the Paper Pumpkin Offer Ends at Midnight! UPDATE: Extended to March 31st

OFFER ENDS AT MIDNIGHT FOR FREE IN-COLOR MARKERS!!! UPDATED ON FEBRUARY 11th / OFFER EXTENDED until March 31, 2014!!! If you join Paper Pumpkin by midnight on February10th, March 31, 2014, you get a FREE set of Stampin’ Up! In-Color 2012-14 markers! (Valued at $14.95), plus in your first kit you get the clear block C (Valued at $6.95). The combined total value of these two items are $21.95, so signing up for the Paper Pumpkin costs you nothing to try! This offer is ONLY for new Paper Pumpkin customers. Paper Pumpkin is $19.95 monthly and you can cancel at any Continue Reading →

25 Valentine’s Day Projects for Your Silhouette Cameo

This is the very first “Round-Up” for The Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group! I’m so lucky to be a part of this group. I’m a brand-new Silhouette owner, having just opened mine on January 12th, and I am SO EXCITED that my LOVE Banner was included in this Round-Up with all these amazing, talented women. I made the rosettes out of Stampin’ Up! More Amore Designer Series Paper using my Silhouette to embellish this LOVE banner.  It was only the eighth project I made with my new Silhouette Cameo. I’m sure you’ll be inspired by all of the fabulous Valentine’s Day projects included in the Continue Reading →

Sale-a-Bration is here!!! The best time of the year!!!

2014 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Catalog

The best time of the Stampin’ Up! year is when purchasing your stamping supplies earns you FREE products!!! What?!?! You’ve never heard of Sale-a-Bration? It’s the once-a-year event when Stampin’ Up! gives you your choice of a FREE product with a minimum $50* purchase! (*before tax, shipping & handling) You read that right, for each $50 purchase you make from any of the current catalogs, you get to choose one FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. You get to choose from stamp sets, Designer Series Papers, accessory packs, embossing folders, card kits, more stamp sets, punches, treat packaging, a banner kit Continue Reading →

Silhouette Cameo Project #8 – LOVE Banner for Valentine’s Day

I LOVE making banners!!! I wanted to make one for the “Valentine’s Project Round-Up” being hosted by The Silhouette Challenge group on Facebook. (Scroll down for details on how I made the banner.) The Silhouette Challenge is such a fabulous group to belong to! It currently has 459 members who are established Silhouette owners and designers and also lots of newbies….like me!!! I joined right after I made my first project and I’ve learned so much already from these wonderfully generous women! So back to the banner. So like I said earlier, I love banners!!! When I heard that Stampin’ Up! Continue Reading →

Rolodex Perpetual Birthday, Anniversary or Special Occasions Calendar

Keep track of your friends’ and loved ones’ birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions so you never miss an important event again! With this perpetual calendar you write the events down once with no need to transfer them to a new calendar every year! Here’s another way this calendar will make your life easier: Have you ever found the perfect gift and bought it in advance, only to totally forget you have it when the occasion comes, remembering it finally when you find it on the top shelf of the closet two weeks after the event?!?!? That’ll never happen again!!! Make Continue Reading →

NEW 12 Months of Christmas Club!

When Christmas 2013 arrived I was frantic!!! Unfortunately, both my husband and I had major medical issues throughout 2013, so when Christmas arrived I was totally unprepared. The stamps and supplies for the fabulous cards and awesome gifts I was going to make were still in the box. I swore that Christmas 2014 would be different. Each month throughout 2014 I’m going to make Christmas cards, gifts, gift card holders, gift bags and home decor, so when December arrives I’ll be ready! Doesn’t that sound like a great resolution?!?!?! Do you want to be ready for Christmas? Join my “12 Months Continue Reading →

Celebrate National Cookie Day with a Gingerbread House!

Today, December 4th, is National Cookie Day according to Suzy at The Daily Holiday Blog. When I saw the calendar, it made me remember one of my all-time favorite Christmas projects!!! I’m still upset with Stampin’ Up! that they retired the fabulous Scentsational Season stamp set and framelits after only one Christmas season!  I made several projects with them in 2012, and I still had tons of ideas that I planned to do this year….then Stampin’ Up! retired the set and I was soooooo disappointed!!! I’ve added a link to the tutorial for the Gingerbread House, just in case you Continue Reading →

Celebrate National “Make a Gift Day” with a Gift Card from Santa & chocolate from Mrs. Claus!

Today is National “Make a Gift Day” according to The Daily Holiday Blog.  Santa & Mrs. Claus know that even the most discriminating gift recipient (a/k/a hard to please) is always happy to receive gift cards & chocolate!!! Download the PDF for Santa’s Suit Pop-Up Box Gift Card Holder Will you be giving gifts of money or gift cards this Christmas? I think it always makes gift cards and cash so much more fun to give, and to receive, when they are in adorable hand-made holders! Current products in the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Item #125606 / Petite Purse Bigz L Continue Reading →

Stampin’ Up! Pop & Place Holiday / Christmas Gift Tags

The new Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags from Stampin’ Up! come in a booklet of 70+ tags in five designs that were created from SU’s existing punch and die shapes. These tags, which coordinate with the Season of Style products in the 2013 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, are perfect for all your Christmas gifts! Let me know if you need a 2013 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog! The fabulous thing about the Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book Starter Bundle is that it’s also great for cards and projects of all types. Plus we have tons of stamps that coordinate Continue Reading →

SCENTSATIONAL GIFT CARD HOLDER & CHRISTMAS CARD

Gift cards have become so popular.  People love buying them because it’s convenient and they don’t have to worry if it’s the right size.  People love getting them because they don’t have to worry about getting another ugly Christmas sweater!!!  But how do you make it seem more personal???  Make a really cute gift card holder!!! I love making gift card holders using this pop-up box card template.  Everyone is always really impressed that you made it for them!  You don’t have to tell them that it’s actually pretty easy to put together!  Here’s one we made at our stamp camps this month.  It Continue Reading →

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!

Celebrating  my Mother on World Card Making Day! Learn how I made the fabulous bow on her birthday present  and the Happy Birthday banner on the cake later in this post! I’ll be playing in my stamp room today making pink cards to donate to the Splitcoast Hope You Can Cling To card drive which benefits patients at the MD Anderson Breast Cancer Center.  In 2011, our community of card-makers sent over 3,000 cards to women who are facing one of the greatest challenges in their lives.  You will have a chance to make these cards at my 2nd Annual “I’m Dreaming of a PINK Christmas” Breast Cancer Continue Reading →