Happy Friday, everyone!!!! How will you be celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend?? I think every women should celebrate because I’m sure you have mothered someone in your life whether it is your child or a friend/family members or a fur baby! Also, to all of the women who are dreaming of having a baby in their arms, may you celebrate today too! (Hugs to you all!) As women, we have all been motherly to someone so let’s celebrate that!
This Mother’s Day is super special to me because I have little Claire in my arms!!! Two years ago I had just lost my 1st baby and Mother’s Day was very difficult. Last year, I was so anxious to have Ziggy arrive as my due date was just 5 days later. This year, I get to hug, snuggle, and kiss this little amazing baby girl of mine! I’m so excited!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend celebrating Mother’s Day and how amazing you are!!! You are a rockstar!
If you family is looking for the perfect gift for you, I offer Gift Certificates or you can sign up for the May Paper Pumpkin. Today, is the last day to get the amazing Shelli Kit. This kit is going to be super fabulous with 12 full size greeting cards that are elegant, Springy, and have birds! That’s all we have been told so far. Click here to try out or gift Paper Pumpkin!
Each week my stamp room goes from clean and picked up to a hot mess…..sometimes in minutes and others a day! Then there are some weeks it never gets cleaned up and we just move into a new week and push forward. I find that cleaning up and starting fresh is always a good thing though. When it is messy, I spend more time looking for the bone folder….that is probably in my hand or right in front of me…than actually getting anything done.
I am an organizational freak so I do like things all put back and everything has a place. Cleaning up the scraps or the partial projects is probably my least favorite part. They are messy and I don’t know if I should put them away or leave them out to finish. The struggle is real. I have been using 3 ring binder sleeves for all of my projects. I bought a big box of these at Sam’s a long time ago for a project. They work perfect for holding a project, pieces for a class, etc. I don’t put them in a 3 ring binder though. They just lay in the 12″ x 12″ totes. I have a tote for each class, personal project, and more. Those things are amazing!!
What part of cleaning up the craft room do you hate the most?? Is your room clean more often or messy?? Let me know in the comments below!
Here is a little video of my messy room and my cleaning it. If only I could really clean it up this fast! Enjoy watching Claire play too!!! Click the video below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!
Happy 15 Years of Happiness to Me!!! I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for 15 years. FIFTEEN YEARS! How crazy is that?!?!?! It has been an amazing 15 years of creating, sharing what I love, traveling, and having fun!!!! It is always tradition for me to share my Top Products for each year I am celebrating so here are my Top 15 Products! These are the ones I’m loving right now! Want to check out past year?? Click here, here, and here!
My Top 15 Products that I’m loving right now are as follows:
~Stamp Blends Markers ~Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays ~Butterfly Gala Stamp Set ~Butterfly Duet Punch ~Lovely Lipstick ~Uninked Spectrum Pads ~Stampin’ Dimensionals…….check out my special offer for these! ~Well Said Stamp Set ~Glittered Enamel Dots ~Country Floral Embossing Folder (coming back in the Annual Catalog) ~Graceful Glass Designer Vellum ~How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper ~Gingham Designer Series Paper ~Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set ~Simply Shammy
Are any of these your favorites??? Let me know in the comments below!! Also, because I want to celebrate with all of you and thank you all for making these 15 years so amazing, I’m offering a pack of Stampin’ Dimensionals for all orders placed through me this week! From April 15th to April 21st, any order placed will get a pack of Stampin’ Dimenionals sent to them! Woot Woot! Click here to start shopping and earning your Stampin’ Dimensionals!
If you would like to see these fabulous 15 products and why I love each one, check out the video below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and subscribe if you are new!!!
Happy Friday, everyone!! It’s been a crazy week and I can’t believe we are almost already have way through the month! I also can’t believe that lil Miss Claire is almost 1 year old too! Today, I’m doing a Follow Up Friday!!!
Here are some photos of Claire (aka Ziggy) at 10 months. We just finished up 7 weeks of Kipper Swim Class which followed 7 weeks of Shrimp Swim Class. Claire LOVES water, swimming, and hanging out with her friends. Mommy is a bit tired of the weekly swim but love seeing her have so much fun! Now we need a new Tuesday/weekly activity. Claire loves to be outside so with warmer weather it might be more walks in the park, swinging, and play dates with friends!
A few weeks ago I did a contest for guessing Claire’s 1st Birthday theme. While there were a ton of great guesses….and ideas for future birthdays but no one guessed it correctly. We are going a One in a Melon theme with Watermelon! I am planning to use the Buffalo Check Stamp as well as the Watermelon Paper Pumpkin Stamps! If you have any fun decorating ideas or suggestions, let me know!
And a few reminders before we head into the weekend! The Free Stamp Set of the Month is the Vibrant Vases Stamp Set. This is free through me for orders of $75 or more in the month of April! Storage by Stampin’ Up is now available! Let’s start that Spring cleaning and have a fabulous craft space. These pieces fit in small spaces and big spaces. It is completely customizable! Click here to shop and get organized!
Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! Happy Stampin’!
Happy Friday everyone! It’s crazy to think that it is the end of March. That also means Sale-A-Bration is ending! WHAT???? You have till midnight on Sunday to get your order in and earn Sale-A-Bration goodies for every $50 you spend!!!
Lasting Lily is still my all time favorite from Sale-A-Bration 2019! I had so much fun with this stamp set and the greetings are perfect too! Check out some of my favorites here, here, and here! Click here to start shopping to earn your Sale-A-Bration goodies!
This also means that Sunday is the last day to join Stampin’ Up for just $99 and you get to pick out $175 in product!!! There is also the Craft & Carry Tote Kit as well. With that kit, you get to pick out $175 in product and get the tote for just $129. Click here for more information or to join!
Also, a big shout out THANK YOU to all of you for helping me achieve $200K in personal sales!!! I now have more bling for my apron! 🙂 That is a lot of stamps, ink, and paper!!!! Thank you!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday. Again, don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration is ending on Sunday night! As well at the Bloom By Bloom Free Stamp Set of the Month for orders of $75 or more!
Happy Friday everyone!!! I hope you are having a wonderful week and adjusting to Daylight Savings!!! Let’s have a little bit of Friday Fun before heading into the weekend!!!
Little Miss Claire (aka Ziggy) is 9 months! Here are some photos of 41 weeks in and 41 weeks out. It is CRAZY how time flies! She is getting so big, rolling all over, pulling up, and belly scooting. Crawling and walking are close but not yet. She “talks” so much and it is crazy how it seems she says certain words after we do. Brad and I are always like, “did you hear that?” My belly may have gone down but my heart has grown so much!!! With her first birthday around the corner, would you like to guess the theme??? Let me know in the comments below. First correct guess will earn a Stamp Set/Framelit Bundle!!!! Feel free to guess multiple times!
The Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set is the FREE Stamp Set of the Month for orders of $75 or more!!! This is an exclusive offer through me!
Happy Friday everyone!!! I thought I would share my Valentine’s Day that I created for Brad and Claire!!! Brad LOVES donuts. In fact, he recently camped out on Kohl’s website waiting for a donut blankie to go on sale. He was so excited when it finally happened and now we have a fun donut blanket in our living room! I used all of this as my inspiration!
So Brad’s card didn’t turn out as well as I had envisioned but it also turned out just perfect. He loves chocolate icing on donuts but I didn’t want to just make a chocolate donut. I cut a donut using the Layering Circles Framelits and then added Fine Tip Glue all over the top. About half way through the drying, I tested it with my thumb (see bottom left). The funny thing is that I would totally stick my thumb into his donut to steal a taste or on accident while picking it up to bring it to him. He also knows I don’t have patients so of course I tested it too early. To get the brown color, I used the Bronze Stampin’ Blends Marker!
I love sprinkles so I had to make the second donut with sprinkles to represent me! 🙂 I used the stamps from the May 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit which were perfect!!! The greetings and sprinkles came from that set! I love having all the past Paper Pumpkin Stamp Sets on hand for greetings and images! On the inside of the card, I put …Husband, Friend, and Daddy! He really is the best!!!
Here is Claire’s card and it turned out just precious! Of course her donuts are smaller so I used punches! I created a little plate in the corner with the rounded part done half way freehand and half way with the larger donut guide. To make it look a little more like a plate, I took a Sponge Dauber to the edge of it for shading. For the greeting, it stated “I” but I wanted it to be from both Brad and I so I created the “We” with the Make A Difference Stamp Set.
I think she loved it!!! 🙂 Also, I took it back away before she could rip it to shreds so into the keepsake box it goes!
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!! What do you love today?? Is it chocolate? Is it someone in your life? Is it your craft supplies? I’m going to go with the last 2 and I could exchange chocolate for a cupcake! 🙂 Today, I wanted to share what I am loving right now with Stampin’ Up!!!
We are right in the middle of Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Mini Catalog and it’s been fabulous! There is so much amazing product to play with and color combinations I would have never thought to use! There is also fabulous free stuff with every $50 order and additional $25 in Hostess Goodies when your order/party is over $250. The best deal yet though is when you join Stampin’ Up and get $175 in product for just $99! That is an amazing steal! Free shipping on top of that makes it even better! Gather together with some friends and let’s stamp. Then you can use your Hostess goodies towards signing up to make it an even better deal!
Today, I’m sharing what I would pick out for my Starter Kit totaling $175!!! There is also a 2nd option to the kit to add on the Craft Carry Tote Bag for $129 rather than $99! Being the bag lady that I am, I’m going with that option!!! So that’s $175 in any product and the Craft & Carry Tote for just $129!
If you would like to see this all, check out the video below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!! Join my team and let’s have fun stamping together!!!!
Happy Friday everyone!!! Today, I’m sharing some of my Friday Favorites of the Week today!!! Then let’s head into the weekend and dream of warm Spring days! Who’s with me???
I’m loving Lovely Lipstick…..no shock there as I love pink! This color is just jumping out at me for every project I go to create. The Dot To Dot Embossing Folder is my favorite. It’s so classic and can be used for lots of occasions. The different sizes and patterns make it really pop! The Stamparatus Bag is my new favorite bag/tool. I have just been so impressed by this bag lately. It’s so big and can hold so much whether it is the Stamparatus or even just stamps, ink, and a project. It’s super cute and strong and has a shoulder strap as well as little handles. If you have a Stamparatus and want cute storage, I highly recommend it. If you want something to put a project in to take with you on a trip or to get your oil changed or anywhere else you want to stamp, I highly recommend it!
Then last but not least my favorite is snuggling little Claire in that gray fuzzy blanket! I bought that gray/white blanket to take to the hospital as I love a soft blanket and it would help to calm me and give me something to snuggle. It was just that and I loved it. After we got home, I used it in the chair in the nursery that I nurse Claire in. Soon after she fell in love with it and now I’m pretty sure it’s not my blanket any more. She loves it as much as I do but who wouldn’t? It’s sooooo fuzzy and soft! There is nothing better then snuggles with her and the blanket. Some days I put her down for a nap and go to my Stamp Pad to work and other days I just hold her and snuggle. 🙂
Let me know what your favorite things are right now in the comments below!!!
Don’t forget the Free Stamp Set of the Month is the and Sale-A-Bration is still going on! That means every $50 spent earns you a Sale-A-Bration item and at $75 you will also earn the Free Stamp Set of the Month (Flowering Desert)! Woot Woot! Click here to start shopping!!! Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!!!
Happy Monday!!! It’s February so of course that means a new Free Stamp Set! The February Free Stamp Set of the Month is…….
…the Flowering Dessert Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog! There are beautiful images as well as greetings. My favorite greeting is the “be your own kind of beautiful.” Who cares if someone else doesn’t think that’s the cool thing or pretty color. You do you!!! Stay true to what is in your heart.
Here’s a little side story to that and inside about me! I purchased some Krispy Kreme Donuts from my Niece for a fundraiser. Anyone else loves these as much as me??? Let me know in the comments below! Other donuts, I can pass on but a Krispy Kreme…..Mmmmm! Anyway, she needed to be paid in advance and I wasn’t going to be in town before the date of delivery. I asked her to ask her Ma (my mom) or her dad (my brother) and I would pay them back! She got it from her Dad! So donut day arrived and I was in town to pick them up those little heavenly O’s. I went to put the money in my brother’s truck but wanted to leave a little note as well. I went with a little donut pun! The note went like this….Donut you know you are loved! Thanks for paying for my donuts in advance! I just know my brother probably rolled his eyes when he read it and I don’t care.
Everyone wants to hear they are loved or they are cared about or they look nice. Why don’t we say it more often?? What’s holding up back?? If you can’t say it in person, send a card or leave a note! Make someone’s day! Make them feel special. Donut you wanna make someone smile? 🙂
I hope you enjoyed my little story and I hope you are excited about the Free Stamp Set of the Month for February! Click here to start shopping so you can earn this set for FREE as well as FREE Sale-A-Bration items all month long!