So Sweet Freebie Friday #53

So sweet is exactly what this card is.  I started out with this card as a Valentine Card.  HOWEVER, after finishing it I really think you could use this card for any event.  I saw that beautiful washi tape sitting on my craft counter and it was calling my name.  Melon Mambo, Black and White all go together so nicely.

Here is a video to show you how I got the ink splatters on this card and the rest of the card assembly.  Next time you make a card try adding ink splatter.  It’s so fun.

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Curvy Box Pumpkins, Monsters & Mummy’s oh my…

I have several very talented team members.  Today’s blog post I am sharing all of Dreamia Toloso’s fabulous hand made pumpkins, monsters & mummys.  She teaches classes in Louisiana, if you live in that area and would like to attend classes please look her up here: DREAMIA’s CREATIONS.  You can also follow her Facebook page HERE.

You haven’t even seen the cutest part yet.  Check out the mummy’s and the monster.  You can see my Tips & Tricks below for how to make some of these items.

Tips & Tricks:
  • Curvy Box:  The Curvy Box Framelit can be found in the 2014 Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog.  It’s fantastic for making all kinds of cute things. 
  • The Mummy:  Dreamia created the mummy wraps by cutting several strips of curvy paper and then inking the edges and adhering them down to the box.  The eyes where punched using the circle punches and neatly tucked under the strips to give the appearance they are peeking out.
  • The Pumpkins:  Dreamia used the Work of Art stamp set to stamp the lines on the pumpkin.  She used Pumpkin Pie card stock and pumpkin pie ink, because what else would you use on a pumpkin, right!?  The leaves are cut and stamped using the Flower Patch Bundle.  The strips of curly paper were most likely wrapped around a pencil to be given a curl.  The adorable acorn was cut from the Autumn Accents die and the top was probably colored with blendabilities to be made darker.
  • The Monster:  Using Basic Black and Old Olive card stock to create these adorable monsters was the perfect idea.  She used fringe scissors one one of the monsters to create his hair and hand cut the points on the other monster.  These monsters are created from the Fry Box Die.
Great job Dreamia.  You can place orders in Dreamias online store.

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Wowza Wednesday #6 You Little Turkey

Back by popular demand.  Another treat holder creature.  This time I went with Turkey.  Since you know, we are about two months from the Thanksgiving Holiday.  These would make really cute favors to have on the table for everyone.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Heat Embossing:  I did not favor the heat embossing in Gold on this card.  I ended up settling on Crushed Curry for my embossing because it really popped so much better.
  • Products:  I realized when I was creating this blog post that there are lots of different products used on this card.  I want to share that if you need to simplify it you could make the feathers by cutting ovals and folding them in half and then snipping in close to the fold line in order to make a fringe.  
  • Sleepy eyes:  There is just something about cutting those top punches on the eyes in half and layering them on that makes your turkey look sleepy or lazy.

Here is my video on how to put this little turkey together.

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Happy Anniversary

Today I celebrate my 8th wedding anniversary with my hubby.  He is truly my better half.  We complete each other in so many ways.  I am madly in love with him.  No one on the planet can make me feel intense love and passion, and anger in the same week like he can. HAHA!  He’s the best thing that ever happened to me.  He brought me my precious little girl and he made me believe in true love.  The kind of love that doesn’t give up, that is real, and true.  It’s no fairy tale like the movies, it’s so much better.  I pray that we are always this in love and this happy, and I pray that if there is a moment in time that we aren’t God will fix us.  (I’m not sayin’ we don’t have our days..but 98% of them are good, the other 2% aren’t worth giving weight to)

I thought I would share a wedding photo and a couple of our honeymoon photos.  I am so excited that we get to go back to Hawaii next year with our little girl.  I earned the Grand Vacation with Stampin’ UP! and we were thrilled it was a Hawaiian vacation.  I cannot wait.  It will be like a second honeymoon but better because we can share it with our baby.

That white parrot on Kevin’s shoulder pecked the little knobby thing on the top of his hat off and one of the parrots crapped on my foot.  It was super funny.  We were under attack.

Happy Anniversary Baby…. Here is to MANY MANY more years to come.

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Freebie Friday #33 Founders Circle Fun

I haven’t done a Mojo Monday sketch in a couple of years.  I always enjoy their sketches.  So here is the #mojomonday363 sketch for you.  I really love how it turned out.  Watch the video below to see how I created the pom pom.

Last weeks Freebie Friday winner is: Debby Shelton.  You won $45 in free product of your choice.  Please send me an email at

Here is the video on how to create the pom pom.   This week I am giving away pieces from one of the simply created Holiday Kits 🙂

As always here is my product supply list.  No tips and tricks listed today because let’s face it, this blog post is long enough LOL.

Ok as promised here are some more amazing photos from Founders Circle 2014.  I am having a blast.  Learning a lot and getting really use to this kind of treatment LOL.

Here we go.  How cute are these samples.  You can see some sneak peek goodies from the 2015 Occasions Catalog here on the board.

This was our breakfast buffet, YUMMY!

These are our gingerbread houses all on display that we made on Wednesday night in our group activity.

Here I am with Stelly MaKkay.

Here I am with Angie Juda. 

This was the house that the team I was on built  I love it.

Doing Make & Takes.  So much fun!

Here I am with Brian King, being silly, because that’s what Brian is, silly!

And the famous Miss Mary Fish cutting away on the big shot!

Bonnie Thurber (SU Corporate team member) hanging out with Tina

Myself and Bonnie!

Sandy Hancock, caught RED HANDED… using NON Stampin’ UP! adhesive.  Shame Shame!

More food.  I lost 10lbs before this trip.  I think I have managed to gain it all back by the second day here.  GEESH!

Went shopping here in St George and saw this in Pier One Imports and thought, Yes Yes I am on Sunshine.  I wanted to buy it but it wouldn’t have fit in my suitcase 🙂

Went to Ross.  Saw this.  Bought this.  Because my Mom says…. You’ve been independent since you were born 🙂

Was leaving the gathering place and saw this… HELLO ADORABLE!  I will be making this for sure.

ANOTHER gift.  They shower us with gifts!  It’s fabulous!

I hope you are all enjoying my photos.  I am having so much fun sharing my trip with you all.

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Founders Circle Travel and Arrival

Hey Everyone,
Today I want to share some fun pictures with you from my first day at Founders Circle.  What an amazing adventure this is turning out to be.

The flight was great.  No problems at all.  Katina traveled with me, she earned Founders Circle also.  It is pretty exciting to have one of my downline on this trip with me.

Here we arrived at the Las Vegas airport.  There was a fella holding a Stampin’ UP! sign for us.  I was feeling pretty special.  I’ve never had anyone hold a sign at an airport for me 🙂

Passing through Las Vegas.  I had to take a shot of the casinos.  I’ve never been to Las Vegas so it was pretty cool to see all the gigantic buildings as we went through.

The view as we got closer to St George was gorgeous.  I’ve never been to Arizona or Southern Utah, so all the red rock and stuff was a totally new experience for me.  It was gorgeous.  The picture does not do it justice.

When we arrived at the hotel this was hanging out front.  A small taste of what was to come.

Here is inside the Holiday Lodge as they are calling it.  The whole theme of this years Founders Circle is “Home for the Holidays” which I LOVE.  I love the holidays and specifically Christmas.  So I loved this feel and look.  You can see more of the decorations below.  I think I might have to try some of this stuff for Christmas decor this year.

FINALLY, my room.  Isn’t it pretty?  I don’t know what I am going to do for 4 nights all by myself, but I am thinking movies and popcorn are on the list 🙂

This is the view from my balcony.  

After a quick rest in the room it was time for dinner.  YES, formal dining.  Can you believe it?  Talk about pampered.  The table settings were gorgeous.  We were served our meals and it was so yummy as you can see below 🙂

Shelli Gardner, CEO of Stampin’ UP! gave a welcome speech.  It was so awesome.

After dinner we came back to our rooms and there was another pillow gift on our beds.  It had beautiful goodies in it that I can’t show you yet 😉  But let me say they are so FUN!

Thanks for coming by.  Come back tomorrow for Freebie Friday and more photos!

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