Thursday, July 21, 2016

Push Pins for Organization

For this week's tip thursday I thought I would share how I keep my frequently used items within reach but also off my table to reduce clutter.

I learned this from the designer that came to help me with my basement renovations.

She made this beautiful covered cork board for me. ( as you can see it's being put to good use)

She suggested that I use push pins to keep my items organized on the cork board.  It was a great suggestion.  Now I can access my dimensionals, scissors, and tape really easily and it doesn't get lost on the crafty mess on my table.  (I assure you my table can get craaaazzzy when I am in major crafting mode)
As you can see I also use push pins to display favourite pictures.  Wow that wedding photo is a real Throwback thursday photo!!! 

Anyway, that's this week's tip.  I just made an addition on this cork board but I have to test it out to see if it fulfills my expectations.  Stay tuned to see what I've done.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Paper Pumpkin June 2016

For this week's watch it Wednesday video I thought I would share the June paper pumpkin kit.  I have seen some very fun ways that people have used the elements of the kit to create some amazing creations!
I just used my kit to create the banner but I changed up the colours as I had a special event in mind.

I love paper pumpkin kits because you can follow the instructions to create the cute intended projects...or you can get on pinterest and copy so many other optional projects!

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Monday, July 18, 2016

The story of these skunks...

Happy Monday friends!  To help get your stampin' mojo flowing, I thought I'd share what I made last week.
Of course there is a story behind the creativity.  There always is isn't there?
One of the Team S.T.I.C girls, Mindy, lives in Owen Sound.  As I have gotten to know Mindy better, I've learned that she is a facial expert.  She owns her own day spa in Owen Sound but she has had a lot of training in doing facials and says that her spa is known for their facials.

Since she shared this with me, I couldn't get the idea out of my head that I wanted to get a pampering facial.  It seemed perfectly reasonable to me to drive 2 1/2 hours to get a facial...especially because I knew that the person giving the facial would be an expert.   I decided I would spare no expense for my face.  As some of you may know, it seems that being over 40 means everything related to my body needs help.  A summer facial seemed like a perfect treat.

It also seemed fun to invite a travelling companion to make it a girls road trip so another Team S.T.I.C girl, Jenny came along.

Well, if I was going to go up, I may as well go up when Mindy was having her own Team Stamping meeting so I could meet these long distance Team S.T.I.C girls.
When they held their swap, I saw a fantastic sample of a card with a punch art skunk created with the fox builder punch.  I couldn't stop looking at that cute skunk. The following morning I woke up and went right to Mindys craft studio. After orienting myself to her space, I decided I needed to make skunks.

When I got home after a very fantastic and relaxing facial, (and a little shopping and a very yummy lunch) I used the skunks to create these little post it note holders.  They are very easy to make.  Let me see if I can give you the directions:
Cut a square of smoky slate cardstock 4" X 4"
Cut a square of whisper white cardstock 3 3/4"X 3 3/4" and stamp and decorate as desired.  Layer it on top of the smoky slate piece.
Put this decorated piece aside.
Cut a piece of smoky slate cardstock 4" X 8"
Score it in half at the 4" mark and also 2" mark
Fold on the score lines.
Adhere the decorated front to the 2" flap and that's how you get the easel.
The post it note holds the easel portion in place.  Give it a try!
The fox builder punch is so versatile! There's actually a lot of fun critters you can make. Hope this mojo Monday creation inspires you to do some punch art with the fox builder punch! The supply list is below.  Feel free to shop for anything on my online store (don't forget to take advantage of Bonus days going on this month!  For every $60 you spend this month, you get a $6 coupon to use next month!)

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Using Framelits: Tip Thursday

Just wanted to share an interesting way to use framelits.  I'm using the Lots of Labels Framelits and dazzling diamond glimmer paper here.  The framelits are great because the different sizes nest/layer together.
Why not roll them through the Big Shot at the same time?
I felt that the magnetic platform was helpful to keep the framelits in place.

What you will end up with is a frame like I have here.

This is what my finished card looked like.  (I made 30 of these to give to some special Team S.T.I.C ladies!) I'll post the supply list below for this card.

I thought it gave an interesting feature to have the white focal piece nest inside.

When you do the nesting of the framelits, you'll wind up with an inside piece.  Don't throw it away!
I used it to make another card of course!

Hope you enjoyed today's tip!  
Check out all the different, exclusive framelits that Stampin' Up! has available on my online store.  When you shop, you can earn Bonus days coupons for use in August! 

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Watch it Wednesday with Project Life by Stampin' Up!

For this week's watch it Wednesday I thought I'd share this video.
Don't forget I would love to help you preserve your memories.
I've listed all my upcoming Memory Keeping class options HERE
If those dates don't work for you, make sure to contact me to schedule your private memory keeping class!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bonus Days! Don't miss it!

Did you hear the news?  For every $60 you spend in July, you get a $6 coupon to use in August!
What a great opportunity! Especially since I happen to know that an exclusive limited time stamp set is only available in August. You can earn as many coupons as you want and apply them to the new stamp set (or anything g else) in August!
What are you waiting for? Start shopping today!

A great order suggestion for July is the get the new in color things.

Grab the bundle of 5 full size ink pads $36.00 (141818)
the assorted cardstock $10.00 (141413)
and the assorted markers $20.50 (141393) 

You'll have the basics with the new in colors and this order will give you one $6 bonus coupon to use in August. 

Head over to my online store today! Don't miss Bonus Days! 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Some #mojomonday Memory Keeping

For today's #mojo Monday post I'd thought I'd share a scrapbooking layout using these three colours:
Tip Top Taupe, So Saffron and Night of Navy.
These three colours seem to work really well together.  The so saffron and tip taupe taupe and soft and smooth while the night of navy gives the pop of colour.

I CASE'd this layout from my friend and fellow demonstrator Lyssa Z. 

I love doing scrapbook layouts so that I can just print off some photos and drop them right onto the page.  I already have a plan for this layout.  My daughter just came back from her first overnight camp and she LOVED it and has been talking non stop about all she learned and the fun she had and the friends she made. We found a few pictures of her on the camp facebook page so I'm going to print them off and she can drop the photos in and do some journalling so she can remember her first overnight camp experience. 

I have been thinking a lot about memory keeping lately and I can't get around the fact that getting those photos out of our cameras and phones is so important.  It's amazing when I look back at the scrapbooks what I thought I'd remember but had forgotten if it's weren't for the photos and journalling. 

Learn about an easy memory keeping system that I'm dying to share. I've got three upcoming memory keeping events!
1.  Memory Keeping and More Class on July 18th.  No charge for this information session! You are totally going to have summer photos!  Learn what to do with them that doesn't take loads of time, creativity or money! RSVP HERE

2. Memory Matters Scrapbooking Class: Make 3 12X12 traditional scrapbook layouts so you can go home and drop your photos in. August 8th 7pm  RSVP HERE

3. Album in an Afternoon Class:  August 14th 1pm. Complete an album using your own photos.  Perfect for older kids and adults alike.  A productive afternoon and supplies are provided!  

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