Happy Friday!!! We found out the gender of our Lil Ziggy right before Christmas and shared it with family! Of course I couldn’t forget about all of you. Baby Ziggy is a….
Do you know yet??? I used the Baby Moon Stamp Set and Stampin’ Blends to create this card! The greeting was punched out with the New Scallop Circle Punch from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Then I layered it onto a Pretty Label Punch. Next, I layered this onto Daffodil Delight cardstock and added some Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon around the bottom. This was all layered onto a Melon Mambo card base!!!
Yep, it’s true!!! Little Ziggy is a girl and growing well!! She looks strong and healthy! We are very excited and I was surprised because everyone was guessing Boy and I was convinced!!!
For the inside of the card, I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″). I added some silver washi tape from the Year of Cheer Washi Tape from the Holiday Mini Catalog (retired). The alphabet set I used is also retired (sorry). I used the Sophisticated Serifs Stamp Set. Alphabet Stamp Set are fabulous and those are one thing that I don’t get rid of when they retire! Any alphabet set would work!
I had a lot of fun making this card and it is super special. If you would like to check out a little Video Clip I created from of the first half of the pregnancy, check it out below or click here!!! Give it a thumbs up if you liked it and let me know if you want me to share more about my baby crafting projects!!
Today, I’m sharing with you the Occasions Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper!!! The catalog just doesn’t do this amazing stuff justice!!! Here you will see it on a bigger scale and each piece front and back!!!
The Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is 12″ x 12″ and has gold foil on one side of each piece! I love the shades of pink, purple, coral, and gold! The hearts are great for Valentine’s Day too! Check out the Video of each sheet here!
The Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper is 12″ x 12″ and one side of each sheet has a fabulous glitter image. The glitter is on the mermaids, wizards, unicorns, and other designs. This paper is super fun and will make amazing kid/teen cards! I love it!!! Check out the Video of each sheet here!
The Petal Passion Designer Series Paper is 12″ x 12″ and all black and white. I love black and white paper that I can add a pop of color with cardstock, ribbon, or embellishments. This paper is fun to color with Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Blends, Markers, or the Sponge Brayer!!! Check out the Video of each sheet here!
The Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper is 12″ x 12″ and has a silver foil design on one side of each sheet! These pastels and floral prints are great for the transition from Winter to Spring! I just love flowers! Also, there are cakes and other fun images that are perfect for Weddings, Bridal Shower, and more! Check out the Video of each sheet here!
The True Gentleman Designer Series Paper is 12″ x 12″ and perfect for man cards! I love the color scheme and prints. I always struggle with man cards but I think this paper will make it super easy!!! Check out the Video of each sheet here!
The Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper Stack is 6″ x 6″. I love the bright colors and fun designs of these sheets. Birthday cards are my most used and this stack screams birthday!!! Check out the Video of each sheet here!
The Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper Stack is 6″ x 6″! These bright colors and fun fruits are perfect for Spring and Summer! Those are my favorite seasons so I love this stack!!! Check out the Video of each sheet here!
Which one is your favorite?? My favorites are the Painted with Love and Picture Perfect Party!!! Let me know yours in the comments below! Also, let me know if you like this display of the designer paper so you can really see it. Do you find it helpful? If so, I’ll be sure to do it for every new catalog release!
I am super in love with the December 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Floral & Flutter because the colors are amazing. It also makes me think of Spring with the butterflies and that makes me very happy!!!
Look at this color combination!!! I am loving the Calypso Coral, Berry Burst, and Peek-A-Boo Peach! Add in the bling and wowza it’s amazing!!! I stamped all my greetings and butterflies first! Then I started an assembly line!
I actually had to read the instructions for this part. First, lay down a strip of the adhesive on the top and bottom of the cut out on the inside of the card. Next, add the peach lines piece with the peach facing down so it shows through to the front. Then place the glimmer paper face down on top and add a strip of adhesive diagonally on the back. Finally, add adhesive strips to all four sides of the solid white square. Peel off the backing of those four as well as the diagonal one and stick the square on top of the glimmer paper. This seals it all in and looks nice and clean when you open the card!
Now it’s time to decorate the front of the card! I cut the seam binding to the length of the greeting. I used the adhesive strips to adhere both the ribbon and the greeting! The kit comes with glue dots as well which I used for the butterflies and the little Baker’s Twine bow!
The second set of cards are regular size cards that can go in the mail!!! The pop of Lemon Lime Twist makes me happy too! I swear I could have picked these colors as they are my favorites!!!
This card is done the same way as the square cards! Add adhesive to the inside of the card (top and bottom) and place the green leaves face down. I had to double check how the greenery went down for each one to make sure it was placed correctly. Sorry no trick for you there! 🙂 Then place the glimmer piece down with a diagonal strip on the back. Add the solid white over the top!
I added the greeting, butterfly, and bow to the front to finish it off! The bow is in different spots just to mix it up!
I stamped the envelopes to coordinate. I used my own Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad for the leaf and then stamped the butterfly in the provided Berry Burst Ink!
If you want to see all of the contents of this kit, check out my Video here! To sign up for Paper Pumpkin and enjoy the fun with me, click here! All the supplies to make the kit for just $19.99 is a steal! I love the surprise each month too!
In preparation for the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Promotion starting tomorrow, I’m not doing Technique Tuesday today! Instead, I’m sharing with you the Mixed Medallions Card Kit that can be earned for FREE with a $50 order tomorrow through the end of March!
I was super excited to see a kit like this again this year! The kit requires no stamping and it’s quick to assemble. I created these cards within minutes. Fun, pretty, and ready to use in no time at all!
First, I folded on all of the score lines to create this gate-fold card. The only tip that you need to know is that you don’t seal the card shut with the decorations!!! The greeting goes in the center and there are various flower combinations to add all around!
The Crumb Cake, Berry Burst, and Calypso Coral combination is subtle and fabulous! Also, have you noticed how the inside color peaking through is solid?? Stampin’ Up thought of everything with this kit!
There is a panel popping down from the top that covers up the written greeting on the inside. How fabulous is that?!?!?! This way you have that perfect clean look from the outside with the color peaking through. You don’t see your stamping or writing peaking through! I love that. It’s perfect!! Do you like quick and simple card projects like these or do you prefer the more detailed kits? Let me know in the comments below!
You can check out the unboxing and reveal of this kit below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you are excited about this kit as much as I am! Be sure to subscribe to my Channel it you are new because I have lots of other products from the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Promotion to share. Also, Technique Tuesday will return next week!
Happy Monday! Happy 2018!!! Let’s Make It a Good One!
It always seems like a new year is a new start! While that is true, do know that you can start anything at any time. There is never a perfect time to start something so why not now or in 3 months or in 2 weeks. I would like to share a few of the things I hope to start, continue, enjoy, and do in 2018!!!
~Sending out cards is always special to me. I love making them and using them! Still to this day, it surprises me at how much a simple note in the mail (happy mail) can mean so much to someone! I plan to continue sending out Birthday Cards and Anniversary Cards to friends and family. Also, I hope to send out more “thinking of you” or “you got this.” Another thing to consider, while a sympathy card is great. Don’t forget to check in on the person a few months later too!!
~I love what I do!! While it doesn’t always feel like work because I enjoy it, sometimes I feel like I am always working! I’m hoping to set more time to focus on just work so that I’m not spending as many evenings and weekends working on things to get caught up. We shall see how this one pans out with our little one coming in May! I might just be working evenings and weekends or when I get a chance. 🙂
~I love taking pictures, making memories, and spending time with family! This is always something I hope to continue each year!!! Taking time for vacations, trips to the zoo, and relaxing on the front porch at my parents house need to be scheduled in now!!!
~Last but not least, I hope to continue having a safe and healthy pregnancy the next few months! I hope to have a good delivery and a healthy baby! Can’t wait to hold our little bundle of joy!
What are some of your hopes, dreams, goals, or wishes for 2018?? Let me know in the comments below so I can cheer you on! Reach for the stars!
Happy Friday….in case you were wondering. I’m so off on my days this week and I think next week might be the same!!! Today, I thought I would do a little Year End Recap before the year end!!!
Don’t forget that Stampin’ Up has the Year End Sales Event with Clearance Rack (retired items), Holiday Mini Catalog items that are retiring, and a few Annual Catalog items!!! The retiring and retired items are all while supplies last. Some items are at a fabulous discount! Click here to start shopping!!!
All orders of $40 earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers. These do not expire at the end of the year so no worries there. If you have earned a Gift Certificate, it’s a great time to use it in January with Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Mini Catalog!!! If you have any questions on this or lost your gift certificate, just reach out!!!
Tomorrow, December 30th, is the last day to reserve your own Stamparatus! You will have to wait till June to get your Stamparatus if you don’t reserve yours now! The Stamparatus is $49.00 (plus shipping and tax). You will enter your credit card at the time of reservation but Stampin’ Up won’t charge your card until it is available. The shipping and availability of your Stamparatus will be the end of March or April! This stamp positioning tool is super cool and makes multi-step stamping a breeze. I love mine and I have only had it for a few days. Check out yesterdays video to see it all in action! Click here to reserve your Stamparatus today!!!
I hope you all have an amazing weekend and a safe and fun New Years Eve!!! I’ll see you back here on Monday!!!
The New Stamparatus has arrived and I’m so excited to get to start playing with it! I was on the team that worked with Stampin’ Up! to create this tool and it has been a long 2 years! Together I think we have come up with an amazing tool!!!!
My first thoughts when I first opened it:
~It has some weight to it….more than I thought. I was thinking it would be light and plastic but there is a little weight to it which makes it feel strong and sturdy! When I say weight, I don’t mean it weighs 5 pounds or anything.
~While I have watched a few videos from Stampin’ Up using it, I felt that just looking at it, it seemed fairly user-friendly.
~It is clean, sleek, and I love the grid lines!
~The magnets are SUPER STRONG!!!!! Be careful that they don’t snap together. It would be hard to pull them apart and if they snap together hard enough they could chip or break.
After playing with it a little here are my thoughts:
~I LOVE IT!!!! This tool is super fabulous and solves the following problems! Rocking or having the clear block leave a mark on your project because it has ink on it. No worries because this tool doesn’t go down enough to touch your paper due to the magnets! Woot Woot! If you don’t get a portion inked up or stamped evenly, no worries because you can just ink it up again and stamp. It’s already perfectly lined up….even with the clear mount stamps that you can’t see through!
~The hinge moving ability is AMAZING! If you wanted to stamp an image all the way down you project, just stamp, move down a hinge, stamp, and so on. How fabulous is that?!?!?!
~See how those banners are perfectly lined up and with the same amount of swag for each one. That wasn’t luck….that was the Stamparatus and just moving it down 1 hinge each time. PERFECT!
~The “You make me so happy” was stamped all at once in Melon Mambo Ink even though it is 2 separate stamps. Creating lot of cards at once will be super easy with this tool. Just ink and stamp, place a new piece of paper down, ink and stamp! I am in love!!!
~A few things I have to get used to include using the magnets and positioning my paper in a memorable spot. A few of the times I was using it, I didn’t place the magnets down and just got too excited and stamped. This isn’t the end of the world but your paper could move. Also, take note as to were you position your paper so that you know how to line up the next one! Using a Post It Note on the edge of the line would make it super easy when making multiples!!!
Okay, I feel like I could go on and on about this tool. I will leave you with a little Video Tutorial and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss future projects using this tool! If you have any questions, just reach out or leave a comment below! If you would like to reserve your own Stamparatus, click here! This is just to reserve it for a shipment date of April/May! You will enter your credit card to reserve it but the card will not be charged till it’s available to ship. At that time you can add to your order, not order, or continue forward!
Enjoy the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up it you liked it!
One last Christmas card that I never got a chance to share. This deer in the forest card could be used for a great man card. Just change up the greeting and you are all set!
I started with a piece of Whisper White measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″ for the card base. Next, I layered on a piece of the Tranquil Tide from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper to the bottom portion. The trees and deer use the Carols of Christmas Bundle (Bundle & Save 10%). Be sure to stamp the deer before die cutting it with the Card Front Builder Framelits. It is always easier to line up the framelit rather than stamp in such a small area! The deer was stamped in Chocolate Chip and the trees were cut in Tranquil Tide.
Next, I added the double trees to the card right above the designer paper. The single tree off to the right was placed up higher so it wasn’t all covered by the greeting. Next, I layered on a small strip of Gold Glimmer Paper. This is a great chance to use up some scraps. Feel free to put a piece that is thin or rather wide. It’s all up to you! Then I tied some Whisper White Baker’s Twine around to the inside of the card. I added the little deer just above the glimmer paper. For the greeting, I die cut a circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and stamped the greeting in Fresh Fig Ink. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!
Just change up the greeting to Happy Birthday for a great man card. If the gold glimmer is too much, Foil Paper would work too! Let me know if you would use this as a man card in the comments below! If you would change it up, let me know the changes as well!
Happy Tuesday!!! This is a technique I have shared before but I have some more fabulous samples to share! The Stampin’ Blends are super fun to color with and easy to get lots of cool shading!! Check out these adorable little pigs….even pigs can fly!
How cute is this little piggy?!?! Adorable! And the best part is that the wings have Wink of Stella on them so the perfect little shine!!! Eeee Thank you, Janet, for this amazing idea! I love what my stampers come up with during Stamp Club!
I started with a Whisper White card base and layered on a piece of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″). Next, I stamped the images from the This Little Piggy Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. Then, I colored in the piggy with the Stampin’ Blends. I used Pink Pirouette for the pig, Smoky Slate for the wings and Crumb Cake for the feet!
For the coloring, I always start with the dark Stampin’ Blends Marker and do an outline. Next, I fill in with the Light Stampin’ Blends Marker. Then I go around the overlap edge and swirl in a circular pattern till it blends together. If you stay away from the center, then you will get that light center and darker edges look. Don’t worry this takes a little practice and each one will always come our differently. Also, it’s all based on your preference too!! Just play with it and have fun!
Look at that amazing Wink of Stella on the wings!!! Isn’t it just stunning? I love it!!! After coloring, I layered this piece onto Daffodil Delight. Then I added a little loop of Night of Navy Crinkle Seam Binding to the edge under Stampin’ Dimensionals and added it to the card front!!!
Which little piggy card is your favorite – Happy Piggy or Sparkle Wings? Let me know in the comments below!!! Also, if you would like to see Stampin’ Blends in action, check out this video!
Today, I am sharing one of the new kits from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog on my YouTube Channel! You can check out the unboxing and reveal before or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you are excited about this kit as much as I am!
Happy Monday and Merry Christmas From All of Us – Brad, Me and lil Ziggy!!!!
I just wanted to send out a little message to all of you whether you celebrate Christmas or not! I hope you have an amazing day today filled with love and laughter! If you are traveling today or in the next few days, please be careful and have safe travels. May you have a good times with friends and family making memories that will last a lifetime!
We spent the weekend with Brad’s family and are spending today with mine! The reveal of Lil Ziggy’s gender is making this year even more magical! Stay tuned as I will reveal to all of you later this week! If you have any guesses, just leave them in the comments below! I have a little jar with everyone’s guess in it on either a pink or blue label. I can put your guess in there too! 🙂 Of course a little fun that will go in Ziggy’s scrapbook!!
Don’t forget that if you got some Christmas Cash this year there are lots of fabulous deals right now with the Holiday Mini Catalog ending on January 2nd. Many of the items retiring are on sale as well! Click here to start shopping! All orders in increments of $40 will earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers which don’t expire at the end of the year! Also, orders of $75 or more, will earn the Free Stamp Set of the Month from Me which is the Little One Stamp Set! The Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Promotion begin on January 3rd!