Wednesday, October 1, 2014

World Card Making Day - October 4

This coming Saturday is World Card Making Day! To celebrate Stampin' Up is having an awesome sale! I will be placing an order on October 5th or 6th at the latest, so get me your order as soon as possible! If you are in the Giles Co/Blacksburg area, I am having a workshop in Newport that you are more than welcome to attend on Saturday. If you'd like to order online please visit my website.

Also I added a widget to the right side of the blog that will showcase all the Weekly Deals available through Stampin' Up! So check those deals out!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Project Life by Stampin' Up - Happiness Is Card Collection

I have been scrap booking for around 15 years, but never faithfully. Finally over a year ago I heard about Project Life by Becky Higgins and started consistently scrap booking. It's not your typical scrap book, but for me it makes sense. I do my pages typically on a monthly basis, sometimes weekly if I'm really caught up.

I do Project Life in steps:
  1. Go through pictures and decide which ones I want 3x4 and which ones I want 4x6 and their orientations. Then organize in a folder if needed to make printing easier
  2. Print my pictures! For my birthday last year I got a Canon Selphy - and that thing is a lifesaver! I don't have to wait for pictures to print somewhere and be shipped to me or go pick them up. I just print myself from the comfort of my own home. Which is great also in that I can do layouts and print pictures in various sizes if needed.
  3. Lay pictures out on pocket pages to figure out placement. Crop any if necessary.
  4. Go through PL cards and pick the best ones for the layout and photos and lay on pocket pages.
  5. Embellish! I basically go through each embellishment individually - stamps, stickers, wood veneer, candy dots, epoxy stickers, washi tape, etc. I try not to over embellish, but if I do it doesn't matter!!
  6. Journal - if I have any pictures that have a story to tell I go ahead and write it down. This is the part I like best about PL - the ease of journaling!
  7. Put everything in the pocket pages.
  8. DONE!
One of the main reasons I signed up to be a Stampin' Up Ind. Demonstrator was because of the Stampin' Up & Project Life collaboration. I wanted to order the products, but didn't know anyone local who sold Stampin' Up. Eventually once we got settled in our new home I signed up and got the Happiness Is Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack.

There is no right or wrong way to do project life. You can make it as simple or as complex as you want. I can't wait to order some of the Project Life Stamp Sets, they are just the right size for Project Life cards. If you want to jump into PL, all you need is an album, pocket pages, card collection, accessory pack, journaling pens, corner punch (optional), and pictures! Stamps are optional as well, and you'll need ink.

I sat down and did a couple lay outs with the Happiness Is collection:

Check out all the Card Collections that Stampin' Up offers and pick one, two or all of them! I can't wait to build my collection.

Be on the lookout in the next month for an awesome card collection just for December! You will be able to document your daily activities using Hello December. We will also have some special kits and stamps available at that time as well.

Click HERE to order Stampin' Up Products online anytime!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Holiday Deals on Zulily

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The holidays are fast approaching this momma! Wow, I cannot believe it will be October in two days. I haven't even begun to think about Halloween decorations - I've barely gotten settled in our new house. We are settled I guess, but I haven't unpacked 3 boxes of home decor or any of my hanging artwork. I better get busy! But instead here I am on the computer shopping on Zulily for Adeline, of course.

Are you still searching for that Halloween costume? What you haven't DIY'd it yet? No worries, Zulily has got you covered! Adeline changes her mind every 10 seconds what she wants to be for Halloween. I think these are pretty cute:

She's been asking for Snow White - and both of those options are CUTE! But you'll have to wait and see what we decide.

Of course Adeline wanted to look with me and when I got to the Christmas Holiday outfits she had to point out a few she wanted. I love the selection of super cute with a bit whimsy holiday clothes.


Of course Zulily offers items for everyone and your home, but if you're like me you love buying cute things for your kids before yourself! Zulily also has one flat shipping rate for everything you buy in one day, so stock up all at once and get those Christmas presents from the comfort of your couch.

Jump on over to Zulily and sign up and start saving today!