Fancy Friday-Tags

Welcome to another Fancy Friday! This month we bring you TAGS. . . well, sort of. . . I took a very liberal translation of this month's theme. . . my "tag" is actually a bookmark. . . though, it could double as a tag?!
When I saw this set (and the samples) in the occasions catalog, I fell in love! I was inspired by the sample in the cattty to create this bookmark for Gage's teacher. I LOVE this sentiment, it has soooooo many different meanings for me. But the thought that came to me when I first read it was my precious Gage. He has had many a struggles in his little life, but I have hope that with all of the amazing influences in his life (especially his wonderful and amazing first grade teacher), he will surpass his struggles and the amazing soul that is inside of him will shine from the inside out. There is a myth that a blue butterfly is a sign of hope. . . couldn't be more fitting.

Now, let's see what Cathy has created, shall we?!



Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! 2014 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Be sure to travel through the entire hop, as you won't want to miss a thing this amazing international team has to share!

I am not a fan of the cold. At all. I despise cold weather. . . but. . . I do love bundling up in my plush warm blankie, warm drink in hand, while gazing out the window at the gorgeous wonder of freshly fallen snow. The December Wonder stamp set and the Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies are perfect for creating decor to make your own warm indoor winter wonderland!

The team will be taking next week off to celebrate the holiday with family and friends, but we invite you to join us the following week as we kick of a new year January 1st! Now, let's head on over to Cindy's to see the details on her fabulous project!
Supplies used: December Wonder stamp set; Smoky Slate ink pad; Very Vanilla and Whisper White cardstock; Silver Glimmer paper; All Is Calm DSP; Tea Lace Paper Doily; Silver Metallic Baker's Twine; Frosted Sequins; Snowflake Card Thinlits and Deco Labels Framelits Dies; Simply Scored Tool; other: dowel and spool.

 Project Life Kits are still available!


Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! 2014 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Be sure to travel on through the hop to see what the entire team has to share.

I know. . . I am horrible! Are you just dying to know what's inside the gift from last week's hop?

Okay, Okay! I was going to post a fun bokeh card, but I guess that can wait!

Here is the present:
It's a photo frame I painted white and gold striped!

Now, let's go see what Cindy is up to!


Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop-Gift Wrap

Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! 2014 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Be sure to travel through the entire hop so you don't miss out on a thing!

I have been busy preparing for the holidays, and I must tell you. . . I am in love. I have fallen absolutely head-over-heels for the Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls! I have always loved using kraft paper to wrap gifts, as it offers a neutral canvas for many amazing possibilities. The Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls still offer the endless possibilities, but with added fun designs! PLUS, the texture and quality of the paper is amazing! It is sturdy, so you don't have worry about it tearing as you are wrapping, but yet still so pliable and easy to work with. It also offers a "coating" of sorts so that the tape can easily be removed without tearing the paper! Check out this fun gift wrapped up with the Paper Rolls. . .

Just add ribbon (I used the Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon, which can also by colored any color you wish using your ink refills), and a tag! I made my tag using the Scolloped Tag Topper Punch and a sentiment from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set.

I'm not going to show you what is inside the gift wrap just yet. . . But join me as we continue on the hop by heading over to Cindy's blog!

Don't forget to register for December's Stamps in the Mail!

Project Life Kits are still available!


Merry Everything!

Registration is now open for the last round of Stamps in the Mail using the Merry Everything set! I hope you have been getting plenty of ideas on using this versatile set for much more than just tags. If you have been loving this round so far, you will LOVE this months' projects! This kit uses a very clever, non-traditional holiday color scheme that you are going to love! There's an added "spunk" to these fun projects! Take a peak. . .

Be sure and e-mail me and register today! Want more info on Stamps in the Mail and Project Life kits? Click on the sneak peaks for more info!

Project Life Kits from November are still available!