Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Treats

I have been having fun being a Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator! If you know me personally, you know that I love to craft so this is a dream job for me. I can't always think of original things to do, so it is great to be given ideas and provided the supplies needed! Stampin' Up offers lots of Kits for any project you'd like to do. I decided to make some Halloween goodie bags to hand out since we are new to the neighborhood, so I used some kits and accessories.

One of those kits is Paper Pumpkin - it is a monthly subscription kit that contains all the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories needed for the craft project in the kit. For the September Kit we got these super cute Burlap treat bags I showed in a previous post. I gave one to my husbands Grandmother when we went to visit her last weekend and the rest I'll be giving away on Halloween.

On my last order I picked up the Pumpkin Pie Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit, which is on the Clearance List. It makes 10 goody bags and took me no time at all to put together! All I needed was a stamp and ink!

On my last order I got some Chevron Tag A Bag Gift Bags to try out so I went ahead and made more Trick or Treat goodie bags. I used my Chalk Talk Framelits to cut out the tags from Tangelo Twist paper and used a couple different stamp sets - Paper Pumpkin Sept. Stamp (BOO!), Fall Fest (Ghost & Pumpkin), and Gorgeous Grunge (splatter). I loved the quality of the bags, they aren't just your regular paper bags, they have a more cottony feel to them.

Hope you and your family had a safe and happy Halloween!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Weekly Deals - October 28th

Don't miss this great deals this week! Only good as long as they last.

Also to celebrate becoming a Senior Associate any order submitted (and paid for) directly to me by the end of the month is 10% off!

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Have a great week!

Can't Thank You Enough

This past weekend I had a workshop in Blacksburg. We made several great cards and crafts! I broke out the November Paper Pumpkin, we made Christmas Cards, and a Thank You Card.

I found the idea for this card online (Stuck on Stampin'). I loved her card and the colors but the colors and paper she used are no longer available with Stampin' Up. So I had to reconfigure the colors. I looked in the catalog at the Designer Series Paper and picked which one I liked the most. I went with Confetti Celebration because I loved the colors and patters! Next I looked at the colors listed for the paper pack and decided which ones to use for the other parts of the card.

I used:
  • Tangelo Twist for the card base
  • Bermuda Bay for one of the banners and the ribbon
  • Basic Gray for one layer
  • Whisper White for the tag and banner
  • Tangerine Tango for the stamped images
I love the color combinations and so did everyone at the workshop!

Here are some of the products used in this project:

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If you are interested in any of the products shown above please visit my Stampin' Up page or send me a message! Let me know if you are interested in making some cards with me either in a workshop or a class!

Don't forget about Paper Pumpkin! I love getting stuff in the mail, and surprises are even better! Each month you will get a craft surprise that you can put together with all the work done for you! Visit Paper Pumpkin to learn more!

Thank you,

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Family Fun - Cleek Farms Corn Maze

We had a great time visiting a local Farm for some fall fun. Cleek Farms offers a corn maze, bounce pillow, cow train, hay/wagon ride, and lots of activities for kids! We ate lunch there, they have a BBQ vendor and the food was great. Adeline had so much fun she didn't want to leave but it was getting busy and we had been there awhile! This was a super easy farm to get to and not that far from us in Bristol, VA.

First stop was the Bounce Pillow! Adeline spied this before we even got through the gates. Thankfully she was easily swayed to go see other things. Unfortunately she played on it again right before we left and wasn't too happy to be leaving! There were just too many big kids and she couldn't even stand up at that point.

Next we spied an awesome play set - a Tractor and Hay Wagon made out of wood!

Needless to say, she loved it! She'll be talking to the granddads about her Christmas list now!

Up on the hill behind the play set was a huge sandbox, horse tire swings, corn box, and a water faucet race.

Next we were off to the cow train! Adeline did not like it, she said it was "too bumpy!". She rode it last year, but she was in my lap. So I guess I was the cushion.

Then we got in line for the Hay Ride! Which for us was more like a wagon ride since ours didn't have hay, just benches. I am not complaining, I'm allergic to hay! Adeline was so happy to spend the day with her daddy.

Hard to get good shots on the hay ride since I was behind Adeline and Alan. Oh well. Adeline said Paw-Paws tractor is better, and it's Blue!

After the hay ride we played a bit around the farm. We decided the corn maze with a toddler wasn't so good, so we skipped it.

We did get a chance to get this awesome family picture!

I hope everyone has a Wonderful Fall and Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I got crafty, how about you?

I have been preparing for an upcoming craft show and here are a few items that I've made over the past week or so to prepare. If you are interested in anything please let me know.

I can also make your Christmas Cards using Stampin' Up!. Here are a couple that I've made, but the possibilities are endless!

With the same stamp set I made these super cute note pad holders that make a great co-worker gift or stocking stuffer. They hold a mini-pen on the side that I am getting to put with these.

Finally - wine glasses! This saying fits me perfectly!

I have lots of fun working on crafts, it's my job!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fall Pumpkin Card

Next weekend I have a small event I'll be set up at with my Crafty Weeks items, so I've been busy making some cards to sell. I don't have a ton of Stampin' Up stuff yet, so I'm utilizing what I have in coordination with the Stampin' Up items I do have.

For this card I used:
Stampin' Up Blendabilities (Old Olive - Dark) to color the wood veneer banner pieces
Stampin' Up Fall Fest Stamp Set for the pumpkins
Stampin' Up Fun Fall Framelits Dies to cut out the pumpkins
Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango Stampin' Pad
Stampin' Up Old Olive Stampin' Pad
Stampin' Up Bakers Twine in Crushed Curry
Stampin' Up Stampin' Dimensionals to pop the pumpkins and banner
All other elements - wood veneer, pumpkin paper, card base was already on hand.

Please visit my Stampin' Up page if you'd like any of the products featured.

Thank you,

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Farm Time Sunday

Ok OK. I know I probably post about going to the farm way too much, but my daughter absolutely loves it! She can only go a few days without asking to go visit her Thunder, so when she does get to go it's a big event since it is two hours away now. My parents live in Giles County and I would have loved to raise my family there, but life had other plans. Sunday we decided to go visit for the day so Alan could pick up a couple things at my parents house. Adeline had to go see her Thunder, and the other horses of course.

Adeline had to take some apples, so Maw-Maw cut them up for her.

Paw-Paw wanted to check his wildlife camera so we drove all the way to the top of the farm - Noah's Flat as they call it. Adeline loved it, she got to go on a hay ride in the back of the truck. Look at those mountains!

My two favorite people! Alan for once got to visit the farm with us!

The wildlife camera was set up in front of the apple tree so Paw-Paw picked apples for us to eat!

We got to take this awesome family picture, just wish there wasn't an apple in Adeline's face!

Father & Daughter, oh so sweet!

Next Adeline had to see her horses! Rusty is such a character...

Adeline's favorite horse, THUNDER! We are slowly building trust with Thunder, he will almost let us walk up to him - but mostly just trots away unless of course we have apples!

And to sign off this post - a selfie with Cash!

Have a great day!

Weekly Deal with Stampin' Up - Oct 7th - Oct 13th

These deals are available starting Oct 7th through Oct 13th or whenever they sell out!

Please visit my website - to check these and other great products out!

Thank you!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Have you tried The Honest Company?

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

I have been using Honest products for over a year and love them. I love the fact that my home does not smell like chemicals every time I clean, which as a stay at home mom I am able to do more often!

We cloth diapered mostly with Adeline until almost 2 yrs old, so we didn't use the Honest Diapers that often, but the few times I did they were great! I highly recommend them for those who are wanting to minimize the chemical exposure to your child's bottom or if you just want the cute prints! I absolutely love the wipes and still use them to this day, I add them as an add-on item to my months shipment!

If you are interested here are some of the cleaning products I use on regular basis:

Laundry Detergent
Multi-Surface Cleaner
Glass + Window Cleaner
Dishwasher Packs
For Adeline I love to use Honest products for her! I don't worry one bit about the additives and she loves them! The smells of all the Bath & Body items are wonderful. Here are the a couple of the products we use:

Shampoo + Body Wash
Conditioning Detangler

I love being able to set up my shipments from Honest, if one month I don't use everything or even need anything I can push back my shipment till they are needed! Also when you sign up you can get 3 Free Trials (one of each bundle available, pay only S&H). Who doesn't like something for free?

Head on over to Honest today and get your goodies!

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!