Monday, February 29, 2016

VIDEO: Butterfly Basics and Framelits Treat Box

Happy Monday, everyone! I'm excited to share my latest project with you. This sweet little treat box is so simple and fun. My inspiration for this project comes from Angie Pyjas, a super talented demonstrator. You can see her design on her blog here. Thanks, Angie for this cute little box idea. All the supplies and measurements are listed below. Don't forget that Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st. You can get a free item with every $50 you spend! Spend $100, get 2 items. Spend $150, get 3 items. You get the idea. If you are interested in ordering, you can click on "Shop 24/7" at the top of my home page. Thanks so much for visiting, and happy stamping!


Blushing Bride cardstock: 10 1/2 x 7 1/4
Glimmer paper: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2
Whisper White cardstock 5/8 x 3 1/2 

Score on 7 1/2" side at 2 3/8 and 4 7/8
Score on 10 1/2 side at 3/4, 1 1/2, 4, 6 1/2, 9, and 9 3/4
Supplies Used in this Project:

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Our Porch Project

This is our second year of being able to enjoy our new porch. I've had lots of questions about it, so I thought I'd share my pictures. The company we used is called Sundecks of Richmond. They were absolutely wonderful, and very professional. I work from home, so I was here all day every day to see the progress. It was truly amazing to watch! They were such a great group of guys that I actually missed them when they were gone!

Our original deck was not big enough, and we had always dreamed of building a double decker screened porch. We are fortunate that our master bedroom is directly above the family room where we were adding the screen porch, so we decided to do the second story and have a covered balcony up there. We are so pleased with the finished product, and truly spend so much time out there enjoying it! Our final addition was a hot tub that we purchased a couple of weeks ago. It's been so nice during this cold weather to be able to go out and enjoy it, and the kids love it too!

The photos of old furniture are pieces we purchased on Craigslist that I reupholstered using outdoor fabric.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

VIDEO: Jumbo Tote Bag Using Botanical Blooms

Measurements for bag:

(2) 12x12 pieces of DSP (Trim 3/4 inch off top of each for handles)
Score at 9 3/4 on top and bottom
Sides are scored at 10, 10 3/4, and 11 1/2

Measurements for tag:

Hello Honey cardstock at 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
Whisper White cardstock at 2 1/2 x 3 1/2
Small pieces of cardstock for framelits (Mine are as follows)
Basic Black 2x2
Mint Macaron  2 1/2 x 2 1/2
Old Olive 2 1/2 x 3

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Turns 3! Get your Limited Edition Blue Paper Pumpkin Box!!

Guess who is turning 3? Paper Pumpkin! If you've been considering joining, now is the best time ever! If you sign up by March 10th, you will receive this adorable limited edition blue Paper Pumpkin kit for your first month! Isn't it cute? And to make things even better, the Sale-a-bration deal is still going on, which means you get 3 months for $55 (a super deal), and you also qualify for a free Sale-a-bration item of your choice with your order!
 Click here to sign up, and make sure and choose Amy Taylor as your demonstrator, if you don't already have one. Click here to view the Sale-a-bration items and to choose your free item!

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    Birthday Card using the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies

    Good morning, everyone! Today I'm sharing this birthday card that I created using the new Party Pop-Up Thinlit Dies from the Occasions catalog. These wonderful thinlits allow you to create a unique card that really "pops"! And the best part is that when you order the bundle that includes the stamp set and thinlits, you save 15%!

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    Monday, February 22, 2016

    Video: A Sweet Tote Bag with Birthday Bouquet and Balloon Celebration

    I'm so excited to share this cute little bag with you today. What a great tote to give as a gift to friends, teachers, neighbors, or just about anyone. And with all the beautiful designer series paper that Stampin' Up! has to offer, the possibilities are endless! My inspiration comes from LeeAnn Greff. Thanks, LeeAnn! All the supplies used to make this bag are listed below. Thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful day!

    Paper measurements:

    Cardstock: 5 x 8, (2) 1x11 (handles), (2) 1x8.5, (2) 1x11
    Designer Series Paper: 4.5x12, 4.5x7.5

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