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09/19/2018

Fiesta Retirement Party Decorations

Retirement Fiesta

 My mom retired last year in February so we threw here a party! I made the invite which I shared HERE with you all and I am sharing today the rest of the decorations that I created for my mom's party. I also have listed some of the decorations in my Etsy Shop. I do party invites along with decorations for any occasion all the time. If you need invites, decorations and etc lets talk email me I love making items for your special occasion!

I did a fiesta theme and I used the retired Bundle Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set & Fiesta Time Framelites. The stamp set is retired now however you can purchase the Fiesta Time Framelits from the clearance rack from Stampin' Up!.

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These framelits work great for party decorations without the stamp set!

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I made retirement advice cards for the guests to fill out. First I designed the wording to print out on Whisper White card stock. Then cut them down and at the top stamped the flower. I rotated the colors Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo. Then I adhered the Whisper White card stock to Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo card stock alternating them with the stamped color on the Whisper White card stock. The perfect fiesta colors!

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I designed a Fiesta Retirement Advice sign in Photoshop for the retirement advice cards. Then printed it out onto Whisper White card stock and slid it into a sign holder. I have a digital version of this listed in my Etsy Shop too.

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Here is how the set up looked like. I found the wood box at hobby lobby.

Next was the table decorations:

I went to the Party Store and Hobby Lobby and found table runner in the colors I needed; picked up silverware, cups, tulle, colored glass rocks and paper doilies to match the fiesta colors.

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I found these signs a long time ago and finally used them for something. lol

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I painted the wood on this one with pink. Using my Silhouette I cut out the wording and added it to the board. At the top I diecut out card stock that I had stamped on using the Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set & Fiesta Time Framelites and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. I used Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise for my colors.

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These I created for the beverage table and we did Taco in a bag for the food. The Beverage sign I painted in orange. Using the Silhouette I cut out the words and cactus and adhered them to the board. With the Fiesta Time Framelites and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine I die cut out Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise card stock and adhered them to the boards. The Taco In Bag Sign I painted Turquoise. Using the Silhouette I cut out the words and cactus and adhered them to the board. These were so fun to create!

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I made some Tassel Garland to go on the front of the tables. I love making these they are always so fun to look at when they are completed.

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For the guest tables I made these succulent and cactus table decorations. I found some large paper doilies in the fiesta colors I picked and placed each one onto the doily and then put them on the tables with some colored glass rocks and tulle.

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Then for my last decoration I made to vases of faux flowers. I love making flower arrangements and these sure were great for winter in MN. lol

Pinterest did get me into trouble because I found some frosting decorations that I wanted to do. lol I wanted to make cakes and cupcakes to look like cactus with frosting. Of course I have never done frosting on this level before I am the gal open the frosting container and smear it on with a knife. lol My Aunt thank goodness came and helped me she is amazing at decorating cakes and etc.

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The cupcakes turned out so cute I thought.


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My Aunt did a great job with the cake!

Here are some of pictures of the set up. Pictures didn't turn out my camera guy was in a hurry to get to the food ;) he didn't want to miss out on the cupcakes since I wouldn't let him have one the day before. lol

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Retirement Advice Table

Beverage Table

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I made a punch I found too on pinterest.

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Close up of the cakes and cupcakes.

Our Family Pictures, were missing a few people but thankful for who could join us!

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Our immediate family

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This one is of my mom's brother's family.

We had fun and thankful for all the people who came to celebrate my mom's retirement!

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08/10/2018

My Inky Friends: Suite Designs Blog Hop

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Welcome to My Inky Friends: Suite Designs Blog Hop. Each blog will be featuring one of the New Suites from the Stampin' Up! Catalog. Please note the blog hop doesn't officially start until noon EST today August 10, 2018 some of the links may not work right away. The hop goes through Sunday August 12, 2018. If your following the hop in order you have arrived from Mickey's Blog Paperconversation where she is featuring Tropical Escape Suite. I know you'll her projects!

Garden Impressions Suite

I am featuring the Garden Impressions Suite on page 128-129. Create glorious gardens with images inspired by Impressionist art. This suite is gorgeous and so fun to create with!

Abstract Impressions Card

This suite features bold colors. I'll be honest I wasn't too sure when I first saw it but then decided to give it a shot and OMG it is awesome!!!

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The Abstract Impressions Bundle item #148348 includes a photopolymer stamp set with 21 stamps and Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies. When you purchase these two items together you'll save 10%.

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Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Whisper White card base using the Stampin' Trimmer and the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.
  • Cut a piece of Mango Melody card stock 4" x 5 1/4". Ink the stamp from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set in Mango Melody and stamp onto the Mango Melody card stock. Repeat until you have the desired amount of images. Adhere to the Whisper White card base.
  • Cut 2 different patterns of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper and adhere one to the card base towards the left side.

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The Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper item #146289 comes in a 6 x 6 Pack  and is gorgeous! The colors in the paper Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Petal Pink, Powder Pink, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, and So Saffron. Beautiful for anytime of the year.

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  • Die cut a piece of Calypso Coral card stock by zipping it through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Springtime Impressions Thinlits. Adhere the die cut piece to the layers. Adhere the other piece of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper across the center of the card base.
  • Cut a piece of Calypso Coral 1/8 Sheer Ribbon. Fold to create a bow and adhere to the card base with Glue Dots.

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  • Die cut out a piece of Petal Pink card stock using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Layering Squares Framelits.
  • Ink the stamp from Abstract Impressions Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White card stock. Zip the stamped image through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Layering Squares Framelits. Adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals to the Petal Pink card stock. Adhere the layers of squares to the bottom of the card base.
  • One Rhinestone Basic Jewel adds a finishing accent.

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On the inside I inked the stamp from Abstract Impressions Stamp Set in Mango Melody and stamped the flowers a few times. Then without re-inking the image I filled in the followers. I added a little strip of the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper to the bottom part ways.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:Abstract Impressions Bundle
Ink:Mango Melody, Shaded Spruce
Paper: Whisper White Thick Card Stock, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper
Acc: Big Shot, Layering Squares Framelits, Calypso Coral 1/8 Sheer Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Big Shot Die Brush

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08/09/2018

Animal Outing Card

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Back today with all the details on the card from the Stamp Review Crew Animal Outing Hop; if you missed the hop you can check it out HERE. This is one of my FAVORITE stamp sets move over Lovely as a Tree haha The Animal Outing Stamp Set available in Wood or Clear Red Rubber (W) item #146597 (C) item #146600 from the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog on page 27!  I also added this card and the some other's to my ETSY SHOP too.

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The Animal Outing Stamp Set also comes with matching framelits!! Purchase the stamp set and framelits together in a bundle and save 10% which is what I recommend! Animal Outing Bundle (W) item #148323 (C) item #148324 I received the stamp set at Onstage in Wisconsin and fell in love with it right away! It is perfect for all ages and gender!

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Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Whisper White card base using the Stampin' Trimmer and the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.
  • Cut a piece of Crushed Curry card stock 4" x 5 1/4". Zip it through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.
  • Cut 3 different patterns of Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper and adhere to the card base. Adhere to the Crushed Curry card stock.

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I love the the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper! It is so cute and fun to play with!

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  • Cut three pieces of Linen Thread and attach to the layers. Adhere the Crushed Curry card stock layer to the Whisper White card base.
  • Cut a piece of Smoky Slate card stock. Zip it through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.Adhere to the center of the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Ink the Rhino from Animal Outing Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White card stock. Zip the stamped image through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies, die cutting out the image.
  • Rubber Redneck Quick Tip: Die cut out images before coloring that way if you framelit slides for some reason you haven't wasted any time by coloring it. Hmmm wonder how I know this. lol
  • Color in the Rhino using the following Stampin' Blends Combo Packs; Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight. Adhere the Rhino with Stampin' Dimensionals to the center of the Smoky Slate square.

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Close up of the greeting!

  • Ink the stamp from Animal Outing Stamp Set in Crushed Curry and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White card stock. Zip it through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Stitched Shapes Framlits. Adhere the circle to the bottom right corner of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Add some Best Route Enamel Shapes to finish decorating your card.

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On the inside I added a piece of the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper on the bottom. Kept it simple!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Animal Outing
Ink: Crushed Curry, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Animal Outing Designer Series Paper
Acc.: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Animal Friends Thinlits, Stampin' Blends: Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Linen Thread, Best Route Enamel Shapes

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08/05/2018

Stamp Review Crew: Rooted in Nature

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Welcome to another amazing Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the globe who will bring you lots of ideas featuring one stamp set each hop twice a month! The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, you can hop along from one blog to the next gathering all kinds of inspiration for one Stampin' Up! stamp set. Please note the blog hop doesn't officially start until Monday August 6, 2018 so some of the links may not work.

If you are following the hop in order you just arrived from Dawn's BLOG where she showed you all something fabulous and inspiring!!

We are featuring a brand new stamp set called Rooted in Nature Stamp Set (W) item #146479 (C) item #146482 from the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog on page 143! It also comes with matching framelits so you can purchase them together in a bundle and save 10% (W) item #148352 (C) item #148353.

Rooted In Nature Bundle

A set celebrating nature and everything in it. Including you! Create beautiful die-cut trees and leaves in record time with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits to cut out beautifully designed trees. In addition to Framelits for every stamp image; this set includes Thinlit leaves with a light emboss texture.

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This set is AWESOME and absolutely gorgeous! Stampin' Up! also created some beautiful items to go with the Nature's Poem Suite to help you create works of art.

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Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

 

  • Create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Tranquil Tide card base using the Stampin' Trimmer and the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.
  • Cut a piece of Soft Suede card stock 4" x 5 1/4". Ink the stamp from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set in Soft Suede and stamp onto the Soft Suede card stock. Repeat until you have the desired amount of images. Adhere to the Tranquil Tide card base.
  • Cut 3 different patterns of Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper and adhere to the card base.

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The Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper is to die for! I am in love with it so much!! What I like best is it literally will work for anytime of the year.

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  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Ink the tree from Rooted In Nature Stamp Set in Tranquil Tide stamp onto the center of the paper and then continue stamping to the left, right and top without re-inking the stamp. Adhere to the card base.
  • Stamp the tree again in Tranquil Tide onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock; die cut out the tree image using the Nature's Roots Framelits and Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. Adhere with a Stampin' Dimensional to the center of the card.

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  • Zip a piece of Cajun Craze and Mint Macaron card stock through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Nature's Roots Framelits to emboss a leave images then die cut out the leaf with the Nature's Roots Framelits. Adhere to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Add a Leaves Trinket. These are so awesome!!!!
  • Cut a piece of 5/8 Burlap Ribbon and Nature's Twine (Blackberry Bliss).
  • Ink the stamp from Rooted In Nature Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss and stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Zip it through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Stitched Shapes Framelits die cutting it out. Ink the little leaf onto the oval die cut. Adhere to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Adhere a True Gentleman Button with some Nature's Twine. Finish by adding some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

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  • Cut a piece of Soft Suede card stock 4" x 5 1/4". Adhere to the inside of the card.
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 3 3/4" x 5. I took the stamps from the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set again. I inked the wood in Soft Suede and stamped off onto a piece of scratch paper before stamping onto the Very Vanilla card stock. I inked the leaf in Grapefruit Grove and stamped along the edges of the Very Vanilla card stock. Adhere to the Soft Suede card stock.
  • I finished the inside by cutting 2 different patterns of the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper. Adhere across the bottom of the Very Vanilla.

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07/13/2018

My Inky Friends: Carnival of Colors Blog Hop

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Welcome to My Inky Friends: Carnival of Colors Blog Hop. Each blog will be featuring one of the New Stampin' Up! Colors. Please note the blog hop doesn't officially start until noon EST today July 13 some of the links may not work right away. The hop goes through Sunday July 15, 2018.

If you have been following the tour in order I am the first stop on the hop or if you started backwards you would have arrived from Betty's Blog Kitty Stamp where she is showcasing the color Petal Pink. Didn't she do an awesome job!!! The new color I am featuring is Balmy Blue. I love this new blue color and you will too!

Balmy Blue

Balmy Blue is like a baby blue but more vivid. It is more blue than the greenish tones in Pool Party. I love this color and it is perfect for baby cards!

Little Twinkle Card

Gorgeous baby card with the Balmy Blue color. I used the brand new Little Twinkle Bundle (W) item #148413 (C) item #148414 and Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set (W) item #146664 (C) item #146667 to create this card.

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This is a gotta have set it is so adorable! We have 2 babies on the way this year so it was a must have for me! You can purchase these items together as a bundle and save 10%.

Itty Bitty Greetings

Another must have set I think! So many fun little greetings in this set.

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Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Balmy Blue card base using the Stampin' Trimmer and the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 4" x 5 1/4". Zip it through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder.
  • Cut a piece of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper. Take the stamp from Little Twinkle Stamp Set, ink it in Balmy Blue and stamp onto the designer paper to give it a pattern look. Glue it to the bottom of the Whisper White card stock.
  • Tie a piece of the yummy Whisper White 5/8 Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the the layers. Adhere the Whisper White card stock to the Balmy Blue card base.
  • Cut a piece of Balmy Blue and Whisper White card stock.
  • Ink the saying from Little Tinkle Stamp Set in Balmy Blue and stamp onto the Whisper White card stock. Using the Twinkle Builder Punch; punch the top right corner of the Whisper White card stock. Adhere the Whisper White and Balmy Blue card stock together. Using Stampin' Dimensionals I placed the greeting onto the center of the card.

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  • Using the Twinkle Builder Punch I punched out a piece of Balmy Blue card stock to get the moon and attached it to the card with a Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Using the Stitched Labels Framelits and Big Shot Die Cutting Machine I die cut out some Silver Glimmer Paper to get the hearts and the decorative Whisper White circle.
  • I stamped sweet baby in Balmy Blue ink using the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set onto the Whisper White circle. I attached all the pieces with Stampin' Dimensionals. To finish the card I placed some Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins randomly onto the card.

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The inside I kept it pretty simple.

  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Cut a piece of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper. Take the stamp from Little Twinkle Stamp Set, ink it in Balmy Blue and stamp onto the designer paper to give it a pattern look. Glue it to the bottom of the Whisper White card stock.

I hope you liked my project now you'll want to head on over to Kris's Blog Paper Fairy Kris where she is featuring the returning In Color Blackberry Bliss and I know you will love her fabulous creations as much as I do! Thanks for hopping with us!

 

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Supplies Used
Stamp Set:
Little Twinkle, Itty Bitty Greetings
Ink: Balmy Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Silver Glimmer Paper, Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper
Acc.:Big Shot, Stitched Labels Framelits, Oh My Stars Embossing Folder, Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins, Whisper White 5/8 Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon

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05/31/2018

Last Chance Sunshine & Rainbows

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Today's share is a birthday invitation I created for our niece for her 2nd Golden Birthday. The theme was rainbows!! Super fun idea to do too! I've listed several options in my Etsy Shop for this invitation. Over the years I have had the privilege of making many different invitations, party decorations and etc. for many special events. Handmade decorations and invites make the occasion even more special and it's been so fun to be part of the planning of these events! I've done birthday, retirement, graduation, birth announcements, baptisms, christmas, bachelorette, bridal showers, baby showers, wedding, going away, teacher workshops, bible camps and retreats, welcome home, summer bbq and etc. If you would like invites or decorations please feel free to email rubberredneck@gmail.com 

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Today is the last day to get this bundle from the Occasions Catalog! I am so said this didn't get carried over but at least I have it to add to my collection ;) By purchasing it in a bundle you will save 10% too! Sunshine & Rainbows Photopolymer Bundle item #145983.

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Please Note: I always change out all the personal information on invites before sharing on any social media sites.

Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • I cut a piece of Real Red card stock for the base.
  • Choose your font and print out the details onto Whisper White card stock.
  • Ink up the star stamps from Little One Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight and randomly stamp onto the Whisper White card stock.
  • Die cut out the rainbow pieces using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies in Pacific Point, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive.
  • Die cut out the clouds using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Rainbow Builder Framelits in Whisper White card stock and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper.
  • Sponge some Soft Sky ink onto the Whisper White card stock to make them stand out more.

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05/11/2018

Family Gift: National Popcorn Day + Retired Lists

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Hello, hello lots of stuff going on for us around here sorry been missing in action. April is my normal crazy hectic month worse than Christmas (how is that possible even lol) Hubby and I went to Wisconsin and I attended Onstage were I got the New Catalog!! I had a blast! It was AWESOME!!! I'll have more about that this next week.

After getting back we started working on a lot of projects and they are taking way longer than we thought they would. lol Then I had several teeth break apparently I didn't have a good dentist, that lead me to a new dentist and some very not good news. Ughh I've had to have lots of major work done the past two months which has resulted to lots of pain, not being able to eat much and some pretty nasty migraines thus why I've been missing. Make sure you have a good dentist!!

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Stampin' Up! released the Retiring List: It's that time of the year. Out with the Old and in with the New!! The Stampin' Up! Retired List has been released. Lots of items going so you'll want to get them before they are gone forever. Remember these items are while supplies last ONLY. Retiring stamps will be available at least through May 25, 2018.  Retiring accessories (designer series paper, dies, punches, ribbon and more) are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.Some of the bundles are retiring however some of the product is being carried over to the new annual catalog (starts June 1). They will only be offered individually and no longer available for the 10% off the bundle so I recommend if there is a bundle you want on the retired list get it to save the 10%.

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View the retiring Occasions Catalog products lists here in PDF Format

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  • Promotion dates for retired Stampin' Up! items: April 9–May 31, 2018.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Retiring stamps are available until May 25, 2018. After this date, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • May Hostess Code Promotion: May 1-31, 2018 Place any order size with me (before shipping and tax) and use Hostess Code: RZGAMXEP receive a package of Corrugated Elements FREE. (Please don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more you will still receive the Corrugated Elements).
  • Holly's Catalog Promotion: April 9-May 26, 2018. Place a $50 or more through me Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Holly Krautkremer and receive the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog + Goodie Package. (Roughly ships last week of may) No hostess code needed for this promotion.

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  Today's project features 2 of the items on the retiring list the Ready to Pop Photopolymer Stamp Set & Popcorn Box Thinlit. I love these two items and I am sad to see them go since I really thought they were very versatile. I also used them to create one of the gifts I made for our family.

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Did you know there is a National Popcorn Day? I sure did not! lol When I saw it listed, I knew I wanted to do it immediately because I owned this set and die and because I LOVE popcorn. I actually pop it like how my family did when I was a kid on the stove in a pan. I just use Olive Oil instead of vegetable oil sometimes we melt butter and put it on there too. This was one of the family gifts for our year of gifts. If you would like to see more info about this awesome project we created and what I've shared so far click on the little tag on the left side of my blog labeled Year of Gifts or visit HERE or visit my pinterest board  Rubber Redneck Year Gifts to see them all in one spot.

The popcorn bowl came from Target's dollar spot. I walked in and there they were exactly 5 on the shelf left. WOW and too funny, they were $5 a piece but we both thought they were cool and wanted to included them. They were heavy and nice well worth the $5. I found read clear jars from the dollar spot at target and filled them with popcorn seeds. We also add microwave popcorn and some butter sprinkle stuff. I decorated the microwave popcorn with a bell band.

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Here is a top view to see inside the bowl better.

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Using the Ready to Pop Stamp Set I stamped the images then die cut them out using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Popcorn Box Thinlits and Layering Ovals Framelits. Is this not stinkin cute? I then created the popcorn box out of Whisper White card stock again using the Big Shot Die cut Machine and the Popcorn Box Thinlit. I cut strips of Real Red card stock to make it look like the old time popcorn container. I had some left over red straws from the christmas gifts so I added them to the gift to. Overall the gift cost us around $15 per family not to bad if you would like to make this as a gift idea down the road.

Here is one that Stampin' Up! made using the Popcorn Box Thinlit.

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See so versatile would work for anything! They used the You've Got This Stamp Set which is another retiring stamp set this year too.

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04/13/2018

My Inky Friends: Inking Up the Retiring In Colors Blog Hop

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Welcome to My Inky Friends: Inking Up the Retiring In Colors Blog Hop. Each blog will be featuring one of the 2016-2018 Retiring In Colors. Please note the blog hop doesn't officially start until noon EST today April 13 some of the links may not work right away. The hop goes through Sunday April 15, 2018.

If you have been following the tour in order you just came from Rhonda's Blog The Stampin' Bunny where she is showcasing the Sweet Sugarplum. Didn't she do an awesome job!!! Sad to see this color going! If your just starting here just follow the links around. I am stop #6 on the blog hop and I am featuring the In Color Emerald Envy from the 2016-2018 In Color Collection. Green is my favorite color and I am so sad to see this gorgeous green go away. Be sure to stock up on the 2016-2018 In Colors before they are gone!! Here is my project featuring Emerald Envy.

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Look at all that green!! I am in heaven :) I used the Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set to create my project.

Pieces N Patterns Stamp Set

This cute stamp set is retiring this year too :( I thought it was adorable and am sad to see it go too.

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Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Create the card base out of Whisper White thick card stock. Cut it at 4 1/4" x 11". Place onto the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and score at 5 1/2".
  • Cut a piece of Emerald Envy card stock. Take the bear image from the Pieces and Patterns Stamp Set, ink it in Emerald Envy and stamp onto the Emerald Envy card stock. Repeat until you have the entire piece stamped on.
  • Add a piece of Whisper White card stock to the left side.
  • Cut 2 different patterns of the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper and a piece of Emerald Envy card stock. Adhere to the layers.
  • Cut a piece of 3/8 Emerald Envy Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon and attach with Glue Dots.

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  • Ink the greeting from Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set in Emerald Envy Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White thick card stock.
  • Zip through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Stitched Layers Framelits and die cut out the greeting. Attach with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Add a Silver Baker's Twine Bow, 2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes and some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to finish off the front of the card.

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On the inside I stamped the cute bear from Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set in Emerald Envy because all bears should be green ;) At the top I added a piece of Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.

I hope you liked my project now you'll want to head on over to Tanya's Blog Tinkerin In Ink where she is featuring the returning In Color Flirty Flamingo and I know you will love her fabulous creations as much as I do! Thanks for hopping with us!

 

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04/01/2018

The Stamp Review Crew: Happy Birthday Gorgeous

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Welcome to another The Stamp Review Crew Hop!! We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who will be bringing you lots of ideas for one particular stamp set twice a month!! The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, you can hop along from one blog to the next gathering all kinds of inspiration for one Stampin' Up! stamp set. Please note the blog doesn't officially start until Monday April 1, 2018 so some of the links may not work.

If you are following the hop in order you just arrived from Kelly's BLOG where she showed you all something fabulous and inspiring!!

We are featuring the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set item #143662 from the 2018 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog. This is such a fun stamp set! Balloons and flowers, and messages, oh my! Create the perfect card or gift packaging for any birthday!!

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle

You can purchase the set on it's own or their is a fun thinlits that you can purchase as a bundle and save 10%. Please note the thinlits don't come on magnets this is how I store my dies :)

I am excited we are featuring a birthday stamp set in April it is literally my most craziest month of the year for me (it beats December WOW). We normally have many events going on but our family also has multiple birthday's in this month too; so not only did I get a card created for this hop I am able to have a birthday card done for my long list of peeps celebrating birthdays this month! Thanks so much Tanya ;) for helping a girl out!

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I went for a simple and more clean look this time around. How did I do? Lately I've been into really challenging myself...I don't know why either. I actually had trouble not adding a zillion layers. lol

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Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Cut a piece of Whisper White thick card stock 4 1/4" x 11". Score at 5 1/2" with our Simply Scored Scoring Tool to create a card base. Cut another piece of Whisper White thick card stock 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Stamp the leaves and flowers in the following colors: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime, Powder Pink, and Daffodil Delight.

Rubber Redneck Quick Tip: Place your card stock onto a Stampin' Pierce Mat and then stamp onto the card stock. This helps me get a clean and crisp image with our Photopolymer Stamps.

  • Cut a piece of Lemon Lime Twist 3/8 Mini Stripped Ribbon (my favorite ribbon) and adhere to the Whisper White panel with Glue Dots.
  • Ink the greeting from Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set in Berry Burst and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White Thick card stock. Zip it though the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Stitched Shapes Framelits die cutting out the greeting. Stamp a couple of flowers on the right side in Powder Pink.
  • Add some Silver Metallic Thread and 1 of the Touches of Nature Elements to the back of the oval. Adhere to the Whisper White panel with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Adhere the Whisper White panel to the Whisper White card base. Rhinestone Basic Jewels add a perfect little accent to finish the card.

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This time I left the inside blank too. I hope you like today's project. I love hearing from you please leave your questions or comments below!

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03/31/2018

Memories & More: Project 40

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Hey Peeps!

Super excited to share with you all my plans for documenting this years journey! Hubby and I started doing this in 2015 and it's turned into something really fun for us to do each year to document our life! Since we've started this project it has really expanded for us in a lot of ways. First we pick an idea for a theme for us to focus on. I have our themes listed below.

2015 - Adventures
2016 - New
2017 - Life's a Party
2018 - Project 40 I got this!

Why do we choose a theme? For us it helps us focus and tell a story about our year in our words. For example last year's theme was Life's A Party, we picked that because we knew how many big celebrations we would be doing last year and if fit so well.....what we didn't know is how funny it would be because we of course had new clue what we would go through with my dad. So for us it was pretty hilarious because life sure was not a party! lol

So how did we come up with this year's theme? I turned 40 in December. December was a pretty bad month for us and we also spent most of it sick, what a way to celebrate a big milestone right? Hubby felt really bad my party had to be cancelled as he wanted to do something special for me to celebrate me. I kept telling him it's ok you can't control what happens in life but he was pretty upset. So the idea was born to create like a 40 Bucket List for us to do this year to celebrate turning 40....the idea Project 40 I got this was born! lol We thought it would be fun to pick 40 things to do....do you know how hard it is come up with 40 things that won't break the bank. At least we had fun doing it and didn't kill each other! LOL We had a blast decorating our album cover last year so hubby defiantly wanted us to do that again this year are you ready for it?

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SWEET!!! Right??!! It turned out way better than I had hoped it would! I used our Black Faux Leather 12" x 12" Album item #144202. We decorated the cover using the Silhouette, Silver and White Vinyl. It's way cooler in person! 

My Plans:

  • Document daily as we've done in the past we prefer it.
  • Stick with using the pocket photo pages. I like the look and feel of it when things are done.
  • Use 12 x 12 size so I can still incorporate my 12 x 12 traditional scrapbook pages into it.
  • Use a planner for documenting our day's notes. I tried this last year and I liked having another project to decorate. However I only got the first 3 month's done it's a little time consuming but I liked how I was able to use product up and it really helped my creativity process way more than I thought it would kinda like testing ideas out first. lol I'll be sharing more of this down the road.
  • I am not doing a box this year to hold my cards until I am done. I know many of you loved me sharing this but this year I want to focus on getting caught up!

My Goals:

  • To get the past albums DONE this year. I am working on ideas to help others as well if your in the same boat as me! haha
  • Finish this year's album on time! I am setting specific time aside for me each week to just have fun with this project.

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You may have seen this project already I used it for The Stamp Review Crew Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop HERE. Finally sharing the details today! My title card in the top left corner. I printed out the phrases onto Whisper White card stock. I wanted to bring in more color to the white so I underlined each phrase using the Berry Burst Stampin' Write Marker. To create this I used the following Sale-A- Bration Items.

Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack

Sweet Soiree Memoreis & More Card Pack are the cards I used for the pockets. I color coordinated with them by using our various products that match. I decorated the cards using using the Myths & Magic and Tutti-frutti Washi Tape, Silver Metallic Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, and 1/2 Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon. I also cut and die cut some of the Sweet Soriee Memories & More Card Pack to decorate the other cards. To die cut the cards I used the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine with the Stitched Shape Framelits.

Epic Celebrations

I used the dots stamp to stamp on my top left corner card on my layout and to create a banner on one of the bottom cards. I inked the stamp in Old Olive and used Old Olive card stock.

Left Side

Close up of the left side of my cover page to add the glitter amazing I used the following.

Celebrate You Thinlits

I used the Celebrate You Thinlits to die cut out the word "amazing" in Silver Glimmer Paper and added it to my bottom left card. I loved adding a word to the pre-printed card to create a title.

Dare to Dream Hostess Set

To decorate the big heart card I used Hostess Set Dare to Dream. This is one of my favorite hostess sets this year!! To get this set have an online catalog party, catalog party, place a minimum hostess party order to qualify for it or join my team (I welcome all stampers from hobby to career minded demos)! I inked the adventure phrase in Versa Mark and Old Olive. Stamped onto a piece of Whisper White card stock and embossed it with the Clear Embossing Powder. To add "the" and "Awaits" I inked those stamps in Versa Mark and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped onto the card. I then embossed using the Clear Embossing Powder.

  Our 40 List: We are well on our way of completing this list too!

  • Visit Ice Castle
  • Go to Winter Carnival
  • Visit a Historical Landmark
  • Grandpa & Us Picture
  • Read 40 Books
  • Try a new drink
  • East at a new restraunt
  • Candle light dinner with Jamie
  • Go to Hockey Game
  • Send 40 Cards
  • Finish our 3 Daily Memory Albums
  • Learn to Play Cribbage
  • Replaced Floor in Craftroom and Office
  • Get Permit to Carry
  • Go Fishing
  • Visit a Different State
  • Go Camping
  • Buy a winning Powerball Ticket
  • Go to the movies with Jamie
  • Come up with 40 Things for this damn list!
  • Take a Bike Ride
  • Visit MN Zoo
  • Capture 40 Moments
  • Have a Bonfire
  • Document 40 Silly Moments
  • Take our Summer Family Photo
  • Make something new in food for us
  • Go to Taste of Dorset
  • Visit Canterbury Park
  • Watch a Horse Race
  • Go to a Wine Event
  • Visit Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox
  • See Classic Car Show
  • Visit the State Fair
  • Go Rollerblading
  • Carve Pumpkins
  • Take a Fall Hike and take pictures
  • Go Sledding
  • See Our Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Complete 40 Things on our Bucket List!

Supplies Used
Stamps: Epic Celebrations, Dare to Dream
Ink: Versa Mark, Old Olive, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Silver Glimmer Paper
Acc.: Big Shot, Stitched Layers Framelits, Celebrate You Thinlits Myths & Magic and Tutti-frutti Washi Tape, Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack, 2017-2019 In Color Stampin Write Markers, Silver Metallic Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, 1/2 Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon

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