Fun Size Candy boxes!

Hello Stampers!  Well it's time for another video!  Several months ago I found these super cute little boxes on Pootles blog.  I copied the picture and said "some day I need to make these!"  How many times have you said that???  Well, I finally got around to making one so then I thought I would make a video to help you all out!  Here is what the box looks like:

Fun sized candy holder box, Inkin With Dink 

Fun sized candy holder box, Inkin With Dink Aren't they super cute?  I warned you!  They will fit a fun sized candy bar just perfectly,  or in my video I added Smarties candies and packets of mini M & M's.  Check out my video and make some for yourself!


Thanks for stopping by and remember to share what you make!

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Happy Valentine's Day

Hello Stampers!  Happy Valentine's Day!  I just wanted to share with you all how much I love you all and am so appreciative that you have choosen me to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  I LOVE what I do!  If you love stamping as much as I do, you should really consider taking advantage of the best product deal!  

You get to pick out $125 worth of product and only pay $99, plus you get FREE shipping!!!  Then you get to pick out an additional 2 stamp sets of your choice!  Any price!  That is up to an additional $100 in free product!!!   Ask me how today!!

Valentine's Day card, Sunshine Wishes thinlits This is the card that I made for my hubby!  You can't see the inside because it might be filled with mushy stuff!!!

Nailed It box And this is the fun box that I made for him full of his favorite candy!

Nailed It box This is a view from another side!  This is one of our retired take out boxes that I decorated with the Nailed It bundle.  I also used the new Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder with the silver foil paper!  The look is amazing and of course the pictures don't do it justice!  

The tool set is great timing for me because my hubby is in the middle of a bathroom remodel!

I hope that you all have a fabulous Valentine's Day and that you consider the best product deal!

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Treat box with sleeve

Hello Stampers!  Two posts in one day! Can you believe it???  I published another video today and I was just really anxious to share it with you!  For this video I am showing you how to make a Treat Box with a clear sleeve!  Here are some pictures of the boxes and the video is to follow:

IMG_8424-001 This is the box that I made in the video.

IMG_8414-001 This is one I made for my daughter.

IMG_8427-001 THis one I made for my other daughter!  They hold a bag of holiday candy just perfectly!

IMG_8426-001 This is the little note I put inside of my girl's boxes!  They will find it when the candy is all gone!

Here is the video!  


After watching the video hop over to my online store to order your boxes today!  And don't forget that it is Sale-a-bration so for every $50 you spend you get to pick out an item from the Sale-a-bration brochure for FREE!

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Christmas ornaments

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to share with you the ornaments that I received in my team ornament exchange!  We do this every year and we get the most fantistic ornaments!  Here is what we received this year:

IMG_8313-001 Made by Pat V.

IMG_8314-001 Made by Laura

IMG_8316-001 Made by Tracy

IMG_8317-001 Made by Debbie H.

IMG_8318-001 Made by Pat B.

IMG_8319-001 Made by Sheila

IMG_8321-001 Made by Linda

IMG_8323-001 Made by Lynn

IMG_8324-001 Made by Alice

IMG_8322-001 I made this one.  The base is a tealight and when you turn it on the light shows through the little holes in the tree!

IMG_8315-001This one was made by my customer and good friend Sandy.  It wasn't part of the exchange but it is hanging on my tree and I loved it show thought I would share!

Thanks for stopping by again today!  Hope you loved these ornaments as much as I did!

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Paper Pumpkin banner

Hello Stampers!  After the fabulous OnStage event over the weekend, I spend a couple of days with my mom.  I love it when we get together and craft!  This time I brought along my October paper pumpkin kit with the idea that we would make banners!  I saw this banner on a blog hop and knew I had to make a similar one for myself!  Here is a picture of my completed banner:

paper pumpkin banner

Here is a little closer:

October 2016 paper pumpkin banner

And a close up of a couple of the pieces:

  October 2016 paper pumpkin banner

October 2016 paper pumpkin banner

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit that is delivered right to your door every month!  It is always a suprise!  Some month's it is cards, some months it is packaging, and some month's it is home decor.  However, there are tons of alternative ideas online in case you aren't happy with your kit!  I love looking at all of the alternative projects that people come up with!  I even have a Facebook group exclusive for my Paper Pumpkin subsribers!  I post alternative ideas that I find places!

If you are interested in giving it a try, tomorrow, November 10th is the last day to sign up for the November kit!  The cost is $19.95 plus tax.  That's right!  The shipping is FREE!  Just go to my link at:

and sign yourself up today!  You can cancel at any time!

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Family blocks

Hello Stampers!  Monday's are my days to show you other crafts that I have been working on.  Today's project is one that I just love!  

IMG_7851-001 Isn't this fun?  I painted the blocks first.  Then added a layer of designer series paper.  On top of that is the vinyl letters that were cut using a Silhouette.  So simple and fun!  But, I wanted something that as going to be very functional, so I did this to the other side:


Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed this project!

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Happy Monday!

Hello Stampers!  I've told you all before that I have decided to make Friday my other craft day!  I have so many craft projects partially done sitting around and I'm also taking classes learning how to use my Silhouette Machine, so Friday's are my days to do these things!  

Last Friday was my Silhouette class.  Do you want to see the project we made?  It is so cute!

It is a booklet with pockets!

IMG_7692 This is the front cover.  We cut out the flowers and pieced the green pieces in!

IMG_7693 These are the first two pages.  The black gingham section is a pocket.

IMG_7694 Pages three and four.

IMG_7695 Pages five and six.  Both of these pages contain pockets.

IMG_7696 Pages seven and eight.  No pockets here!  

Thanks for stopping by!

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Stamping Vacation

Hello Stampers!  Did you read the title to this post?  It sounds like I'm going to be taking a vacation from stamping doesn't it?  Well, no way!!!  I love to stamp and I love it when I can stamp every day!  Who could possibly want to take a vacation from it?  Not me!  

Any way, Stamping Vacation is where I was this last weekend!  A couple of demonstrators (Julie Davison and Meg Loven) put on this fabulous stamping day every year in Champaign, Illinois every year and I was lucky enough to be able to attend this year again.  I went to it a couple of years ago and loved it and so wanted to go again!  It is a day long event filled with stamping, demonstrations, business tips, etc.  

Want to see some pictures?

IMG_7570 I thought this little flag was so cute!

IMG_7511 Here is a picture of me and my team member Julie who went with me this year!

IMG_7466 This was a sample of the Smack Down technique!

IMG_7472 These fun tags were on a display table.

IMG_7488 These next couple of cards were on one of the display boards.


IMG_7557 We had a demonstration on shaker cards.

IMG_7520 We had a demonstration on slider cards.

It was a great day!  Come back tomorrow and I'll show you my swap cards that I received!

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Canvas painting

Hello Stampers!  I have found through the years that when you find someone who loves to craft, they usually love to craft in lots of different ways.  I have always been a fairly crafty and I have tried several different types of crafts.  I have obviously handed down my love of crafts to my oldest daughter, Casie.

Casie has just recently discovered Project Life!  She loves it and in fact we even had a Project Life party with some of her friends on Friday evening!  These girls were a lot of fun!  Casie also loves to sew and paint!  

I saw this really neat sign at a craft fair that a home based business woman had at her table.  It was about wanting hostesses for parties.  I decided I wanted one, but I wanted it small enough to carry around to my craft fairs.  Casie had some free time last week and this is what she painted for me:

IMG_7401 Isn't it great?  She found some designs she liked on pinterest and tweeked them a little until we were both happy with it.  She cut out a template using our Silhouette Cameo and then traced her design on a 12 X 12 canvas.  Then she hand painted it!  It really didn't take her very long since she is getting really good at it!

Thanks Casie!  So glad I handed down this crafty gene to you!

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Happy 4th of July!

Hello Stampers!  I hope that you all are enjoying a great long weekend with your family and friends!  I made a cute patriotic card using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits a few days ago to share with you all today!  Wouldn't you love to see it?  Yeah, me too!

I started a super deep clean of my stamping room a couple of days ago, and I totally tore my room apart, top, bottom, drawers, shelves, etc.  I am just about to get it put all back together, but guess what?  I can't find the 4th of July card!  When I do find it, if I do find it, I will certainly share it with you!  

Until then, one of my super sweet team members brought me a 4th of July gift this morning!  So, I'm going to share that with you instead!

IMG_7365 Isn't this super cute?

She used the banners from the June Paper Pumpkin kit!  The 4th and banner are from the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating Large Numbers Framelits. And of course the inside is filled with the patriotic Skittles!  Yum!

Thanks Lisa and Rachael for this great gift and for sharing your talents with us!

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Vase with flowers and matching card

Hello Stampers!  Every week I give myself one day to have fun with my crafting!  Some times that may mean doing some other type of crafting besides my stamping, and sometimes my crafting may include my stamping!  

I received a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas 2 1/2 years ago.  I took it out of the box and played that day, and then didn't touch it again for 2 years!  I know, I know!  Well, a few months ago I decided it was time to start playing with it and learning how to use my machine!  I found a local craft store that offer monthly Silhouette classes, so I signed myself up!  The first class was just showing us how to use the machine and we made a simple project.  Since then, I attend project classes where we create something.

It is so much fun to actually go to a class that I haven't designed, and prepped for!  I like being the student!

Today I am going to share with you the project that we made a couple of month's ago.

IMG_7051 For this project we cut out the flowers and assembled them.  We painted the jar with acryllic paint.  We stencilled the burlap band for the jar and adhered it.  The card is a shaker card!  I love it and I'm so excited that now Stampin' Up! has a jar stamp set that we can create shaker cards with too!!!  It is a bundle with the stamp set Jar of Love and the Everyday Jars framelits.

For the card we cut out all of the layers and then sketched the sentiment and cut it out too!  So much to learn on this project!

Hope you enjoyed this project.  I will keep showing them to you as I complete them!  Thanks for stopping by!

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3 X 3 Envelope Bunny Treat Holder

Hello Stampers!  At my last Cardinal Stampers team meeting, I was in charge of the make n' take projects!  I led the ladies through making 5 Easter projects.  They were so cute and the ladies seemed to really like them!  Want to see one of them?  

IMG_6289-001 Aren't they cute?  These are 3 X 3 Envelope Bunny treat holders.  They are simply made from a Square 3 X 3 envelope from Stampin' Up!  Here's a video I made on how to make them!


Thanks for stopping by and watching my video!  I'm having fun starting to record these again!  If you have something that you would like to see a video done on, let me know!  I'll see what I can do!

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Final Curvy Keepsake Boxes!

Hello Stampers!  Well, today is the last day of my Curvy Keepsake Box Week.  I have had a great time showing you all of the cute designs that I used as table decorations at my recent retreat.

Here are my final two:

IMG_6247-001 Isn't he a cute little piggy???

IMG_6248-001 This is the cutest part though!  His little curly tail!

IMG_6291-001 Finally, since I'm such a Mickey Mouse fanatic, I of course had to make a Mickey Mouse box!  

Finally, I just wanted to show you again what the Curvy Keepsake Framelit looks like:

Curvy So easy to use with your Big Shot!  You need to cut out two of these to make each box.

Let me know if you enjoyed this week and would like to see some more theme weeks!  

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Still more Curvy Keepsake Boxes!

Hello Stampers!  I hope that you are enjoying this Curvy Keepsake Box week!  If you are, please leave me a comment so I know to plan more of these theme weeks!

Today I wanted to show you a couple of Easter boxes since it is right around the corner!

IMG_6245-001 I thought this Easter bunny was super cute!  Be sure to position the ears so that they don't prevent you from opening your box!

IMG_6249-001 And this chick is cute too!  The beak is just a heart punch with the top folded over a little bit!  Super easy!

Thanks for stopping by again and be sure to come back tomorrow as we wrap up the Curvy Keepsake Box week!

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