11 posts categorized "Year of Gifts"

12/17/2017

Family Gifts: Christmas Countdown Day 1

Back with the second half of this mornings post. I had to split it up into 2 posts today since it's a lot to share!

Day 1 Gift:

Block Calendars & Kid's Advent Countdown Calendar. The Block Calendars were handmade by us. I got this idea off of pinterest and I think the original maker is Melissa Stout to see her version visit her blog. Last year I shared some of the Stampin' Up! ones I created. I have so much craft stuff that my goal has been to try to use up all my none SU stuff and scraps! This gift worked perfect for that goal!

Calendar Block 1

This was made using the product from the 2016 Holiday Catalog and you can find the details on this blog post HERE. You can still purchase the Holly Berry Builder Punch, Santa's Sleigh, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits, and Large Numbers Framelits.

Calendar Block 2

This used some of my misc DSP Christmas Paper I had left over. I really liked the reindeer cut out in the Silver Glimmer Paper.

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This one was for the kido's. I stumbled across this Santa on-line on pinterest and as soon as I saw it I wanted to do this.

If you would like to make your own just click on the picture below and save to your computer and print it off.

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I of course really wanted my projects to include my biggest passion which is of course my stamping :) so I created this adorable bags to slip the Santa's into.

Gift Bag 1

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Details on how to make these bags by recycling paper bags can be found HERE.

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To package the Santa Countdown all up I used tissue paper to create a bag and decorated.

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We made cards to put in each gift too.

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This was the tag we created for the outside of the package.

That is all what was created for day 1! Lots of fun stuff and we had a blast making Day 1 Gifts.

Supplies Used
Stamps: Santa's Sleigh, Oh What Fun, Cookie Cutter Christmas, Number of Years, Stitched with Cheer, 25 Days, Candy Cane Christmas
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Craft Stampin Pad & White, Real Red, Old Olive, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Warmth & Cheer DSP, Candy Cane Lane, Silver Glimmer Paper, Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Real Red
Acc. Many Marvelous Markers, Big Shot, Large Number Framelits, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits, Bunch of Banners Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits, Banner Framelits, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Banner Triple Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1/8 Handheld Circle Punch, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds, Mini Jingle Bells, Linen Thread, 5/8 Burlap Ribbon, Baker's Twine Trio Pack, Cucumber Crush Thick Baker's Twine

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Family Gifts: Christmas Countdown Begins

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Back today with those family gifts we created last year for our family to open all year!! For December we did a 25 Days of Christmas countdown for 4 families....which resulted in 100 countdown presents for December!!! This is what 25 Days of Christmas countdown looks like for 1 family. Some of you have seen some of this already; I wanted to share all this in order for the new comers ;) I had intended to share each day on the day this year but not everyone could open gifts on the days right away due to work schedules and life. If you want to see everything at once I will be posting to a special board I created on pinterest just for the Family 25 Days Christmas Countdown.

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THUD right? I love doing the countdowns in December and normally I just do 12 days and yes in the future I will stick to that! lol For the most part the basic idea was the same however each family was a little different as some have kids, some do not, some have allergies and etc. One thing to note the projects that I will be sharing used last years products from the Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog and Stampin' Up! 2016 Main Catalog so some of the product has retired since I created these gifts. You can easily change out the ideas and use the new Holiday products or you'll get lots of ideas using last years product that your hoarding ;)

25 Day Letter

This was the letter we included in the 25 Day's Christmas Countdown. I kept it very simple I printed out what we wanted to say. At the top I created the title and changed it to print in color so it would be more festive. At the top I added a piece of This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (retired) and then I stamped the trees from Stitched With Cheer Photopolymer Stamp Set (retired) in Old Olive ink. Doesn't need to be fancy and feel free to copy the wording too!

Somethings I learned from this project that will be helpful for you ;)

1. Shop an year in advance otherwise to do all of this in December is very STRESSFUL!! lol

2. Be ORGANIZED especially if doing this large of scale!! We were and we weren't towards the middle of this project pretty much chaos happened and their were piles of stuff everywhere with no rhyme or reason. Thank goodness I wasn't hosting Christmas.

3. Make a basic list of what you want to do for the xx amount of days. You can get lots of ideas from pinterest too! Just search christmas countdown. I only had a few days figured out what I wanted to do but over all we didn't do that; we just went to the stores and wandered around trying to figure out what we wanted to do and in December no less when it's a zoo! That part I didn't enjoy trying to figure out what to do as I am a organized person and always have a plan. We also tried to make some gifts to help save on the overall cost.

4. Try to make your projects ahead of December if doing this large of scale. We actually didn't get everything done in time and had 1 am nights (which is very bad for me to do with my RA, I paid the price Christmas Day was spent sick and sleeping, I didn't get do our family Christmas so Merry Christmas to me! lol). We also ran into some major snags where we had to create something entirely different when that's not so great to do in December when the clock is ticking. lol

5. Think about Christmas packaging. For example I knew I would be making all my tags but if your doing a countdown you want numbers so if you don't have numbers that is something to think about. We got lucky when we stopped at Hobby Lobby all Christmas packaging was 50% off but we still spent $200 on just that. My advice if you want to do this go after Christmas and get what you can on clearance! lol

6. Things you will need a LOT of; scotch tape, boxes and several pairs of scissors (we kept misplacing our 1 pair). I used a lot of those white shirt boxes. We kept buying this stuff thinking we had enough but nope hubby had to literally go to walmart every day here. It became a running joke for us. lol

7. Mass production lines work way better too! At first I was doing one family at a time so presents wouldn't get mixed up and if anyone stopped by I didn't want them to see the gifts!! lol We finally got smart and purchased some 6' folding tables set them up in a room where we could shut the door and laid stuff out, created till a table was full then stopped and wrapped and put into labeled totes.

8. If you don't get done in time; oh well! lol The gift recipients will still be excited by the idea!

9. We became expert gift wrappers so if we ever need a job to fall back on. hahaha

Hopefully our families have loved this christmas magic gift we created for them! We still had a lot of fun even if it ended up being stressful. Having a good sense of humor helps too so if you don't then DO NOT do this project! lol Hubby and I ended up creating some pretty good memories and it's something for us to look back on and laugh about.

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08/15/2017

Clearance Rack Sale + Family Gifts: Box of Sunshine

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Rubberredneck Carols of Christmas

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Rubber Redneck Box of Sunshine

Today's share is my box of sunshine. This is another gift we created for our family members and is part of the "Year Gift" we made. 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. I still plan on sharing everything I made some items used to create these gifts maybe retired. Ironic part when we created this little did we know hubby's grandpa would have a stroke so it was a much needed gift that week to cheer everyone up. For dh and I we were happy that it helped; that was gift enough for us!

Sunshine Sayings

This card I shared for the Stamp Review Crew Hop awhile ago but this was only part of the gift. :)

Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Create your card base from the Whisper White Thick card stock.
  • Zip a piece of Crushed Curry card stock through the Big Shot with the Sunburst Thinlit Die.
  • Ink the stamp from Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set (unfortunately this stamp set retired before I shared this project) however their is an image in the Inspired Events Stamp Set that you could used to make the dots, or use the Crushed Curry Marker and ruler to make your own dots.
  • Zip a piece of vellum through the Big Shot with the Stiched Shapes Framelits.
  • Ink the stamp from Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set in Versa Mark then Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamp onto the Vellum Circle. Pour Clear Embossing Powder over the image and heat set with the heat too.
  • Die cut out a piece of Basic Black card stock by zipping it through the Big Shot with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlit.
  • Finish off the card by added Silver Metallic Thread and Metallic Sequins.

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I didn't decorate every package but some of them I did and this was the outside of the box. I used shirt boxes and those worked slick! It happened to be a dreary day when I was creating these so it sure made the day better!

To decorate:

  • I cut some gift packing ribbon and curled with scissors.
  • Die cut out a piece of Crushed Curry card stock using the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  • I die cut out sunshine again in Basic Black card stock using the Big Shot and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.
  • Finished with a Rhinestone.

Box of Sunshine

When I got the year gift idea I knew I wanted to do a box of sunshine in it. I've done these in the past and they have been so much fun to create! Of course each family got some of the same gifts but also different gifts to suit that family likes. Some of the items were just by chance too. Hubby and I both busted out laughing when we found the google eye key change. The little coin purse and hand santizer was a happy accident. I was in the check out lane at one store and glanced over and there they where. lol

I added my stamping touch to it by die cutting out a piece of Crushed Curry card stock with the Sunburst Thinlit Die. Then stamping on it with the Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set. So much fun!!

Did you miss out on this die when it retired this past may? I have good news friends!! Right now the Sunburst Thinlit Die is in the clearance rack at a huge discount!! Awesome Sauce!! Get it before it's gone!! Clearance rack is only while supplies last!

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Supplies Used
Stamps~ Sunshine Sayings, Sunburst Sayings
Ink~ Crushed Curry, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Versamark
Paper~ Whisper White Thick, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Vellum
Acc.~ Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sunburst Thinlit Die, Metallic Sequins, Sliver Metallic Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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04/30/2017

The Stamp Review Crew; Nailed It

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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 May 1 , 2017 so some of the links may not work.

If you are following the hop in order you just arrived from Jessica's BLOG where she showed you all something fabulous! We are featuring the Nailed It Stamp Set (W) item #143074 (C) item #143077 from the Occasions Stampin' Up! Catalog. Now, we choose the sets we are going to use for these hops up to 4 months in advance, so May is always a tough month for us. What we plan to use sometimes is retired before we can feature it, like the Build It dies that coordinate with this set. We decided to go forward with this set because the stamps are still available through May 22, 2017 at least (in the US and Canada only). And to provide ideas for those who already own the stamps and the dies. Enjoy!

Nailed It Card #1

To be ahead of the game this year I made a batch of Father's Day cards which now I am soo glad I did with all that has been going on with us! lol I just want to say thank you all for your prayers our family really appreciates it! I absolutely loved this bundle and it so fit us too!!

Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Ink the nails in Delightful Dijon and stamp onto a piece of Delightful Dijon card stock. Remember this is one of the incolors retiring this year!
  • I add 3 different layers of Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper.
  • I inked the greeting in Basic Gray and stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock. Then zipped it through the Big Shot with the Build It Framelits Dies to die cut it out. Placed onto the layer.
  • Next I added the Urban Underground Embellishments; one on each side of the greeting to finish it.

Nailed It Card #2

Next I made a stepped up version of the first one :) I made it exactly as the same as the first one with the exception of instead of stamping on the Delightful Dijon card stock I zipped it through the Big Shot with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Pretty cool right?

Supplies Used
Stamp: Nailed It
Ink: Delightful Dijon, Basic Gray
Paper: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon, Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper
Acc.: Big Shot, Build It Framelits, Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder, Urban Underground Embellishments

 

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04/25/2017

Clearance Rack Sale + Family Gifts: April Month Box

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This is another gift we created for our family members and is part of the "Year Gift" we made! 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. I am kinda sharing out of order. lol At the beginning of each month; each family has a box to open on the first of the month besides the random days we picked out of each month.  In this month box is a fact sheet we put together about the month it includes the following: the history of the month's name, historical things that happened for the month on select dates, and what the month is know for. (It's pretty cool as I am a huge history buff so I love these sheets we created!) Each month is know for a lot of things so we just picked a few things that we thought would be fun to learn about. April is National Poetry Month, Lawn & Garden Month, and Read a Road Map.

What we did:

National Poetry: We found a cute rhyming poem for the kids to learn so we printed that off.
Read a Road Map: So this was our funny we literally couldn't find road maps in our town, seriously not kidding. We both were floored over this. I suppose with Iphones who needs a road map (roll my eyes). Ironically I live in a rural area and iphones don't always work. So off to google I went and after hours of searching I found a cute learning map to print off.
Lawn & Garden Month: Kit's were different for everyone. Each kit contained seeds to plant and foam sticker flowers.

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One kit had cute little garden pouch that was pink with tools perfect for our niece. For the little guy we did a little people tractor toy. I personally am a big fan of the little people toys they are so cute and perfect for the small ones.

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The older kids got these cute grow capsules that were bugs. Remember the grow capsules you put in a glass a water? These are one of my favorite childhood memories with my one great aunt.

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Lastly each kit had a fun tag I created. I printed Lawn & Garden Kit off onto Whisper White card stock and cut them into strips. Then took the stamp from Crazy About You Stamp Set (available in wood, clear or photopolymer) (W) item #138856 (C) item #138859 (P) item #137137. I inked the flower in Flirty Flamingo and stamped onto the Whisper White card stock. To finish I add a Metallic Enamel Shape to the center of the flower. I had a lot of fun putting this month box together.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Crazy About You
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Whisper White
Acc.: Metallic Enamel Shapes

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04/16/2017

The Stamp Review Crew; Cool Treats

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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 17, 2017 so some of the links may not work.

If you are following the hop in order you just arrived from Valerie's BLOG where she showed you all something fabulous! We are featuring the Cool Treats Photopolymer Stamp Set item #142982 from the Occasions Stampin' Up! Catalog. It also has a matching framelits to go with it called Frozen Treats Framelits item #142756. You can purchase these two items together in a bundle Cool Treats Bundle item #145181 to save 10%.

Cool Treats Bundle

This is such a fun bundle and is definitely one of my faves this year! It's sure is yummy!

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Is this not just yummy? Makes me want ice cream and I personally am not a big fan of ice cream. lol I am an sherbet gal. This set is also a product suit so it has matching Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Washi Tape! SCORE!! They are called Tasty Treat's Designer Washi Tape and Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper. The hole product suit is a MUST HAVE!!

Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • The base is Pool Party card stock.
  • Ink the stamp from Cool Treats Stamp Set in Chocolate Chip and stamp onto some Pear Pizzazz card stock.
  • Add a Delicate Doily, a strip of Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper and some Tasty Treat's Designer Washi Tape.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock and use the Blender Pen and Pool Party ink to add a washed look to the Whisper White card stock. (sorry I couldn't get a good picture of it in person it looks cool!)
  • Using the Big Shot and Frozen Treats Framelits die cut out all the piece to build your ice cream bowl.
  • Ink the stamp in White Craft Ink and stamp onto the Chocolate Chip card stock to make it look like sprinkles.
  • Finish with some Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Supplies Used
Stamp: Cool Treats
Ink: Crumb Cake, White Craft, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Watermelon Wonder, Peakboo Peach, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
Acc.: Big Shot, Frozen Treats Framelits, Delicate White Doilies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Blender Pens

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04/07/2017

Family Gifts; Rainbow to Go + Promotion

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This is another gift we created for our family members and is part of the "Year Gift" we made! 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. This was the Rainbow To Go Kit which was a random day for them to open in March. I love rainbows they are beautiful and I've always wanted to make one of these kits up! I used the Over the Rainbow Photopolymer Stamp Set item #138770 to create this fun kit!

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First up is the card and rainbow seeds I created ;) Love this card and hope everyone liked it too! Here is the breakdown of it.

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Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Cut Whisper White Thick card stock for the base. Then cut Basic Black and Whisper card stock for the layers.
  • Create a rainbow using the Over the Rainbow Photopolymer Stamp Set using the following ink colors; Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Elegant Eggplant. Be sure to clean your stamp when using each color. Let it dry good before doing the next step.
  • Take the stamp from Over the Rainbow Stamp Set; ink it in VersaMark Ink Pad then in the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad. Stamp onto the rainbow and pour Clear Embossing Powder over the image. Tap off the excess and heat set with the Heat Tool. Glue the Whisper White card stock to the Basic Black card stock.
  • Wrap some Old Olive Baker's Twine around the layers then attach the layers to the card base.
  • Finish with some Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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How about those Rainbow Seeds ;) Supper inexpensive idea to do too!

Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Create a belly band out of Old Olive card stock. I just wrapped the Old Olive card stock around the box and pinched around the edges as I went.
  • Zip a piece of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot with the Stitched Shapes Framelits die cutting it out.
  • Ink the stamp from Over the Rainbow Stamp Set in Elegant Eggplant and Melon Mambo. Stamp onto the Whisper White tag.
  • Using the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set spell out Seeds and ink it in Pumpkin Pie and stamp onto the Whisper White tag.
  • To finish add a Brights Enamel Shape.

Again everyone's kits were different to suit each family.

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Some got the rainbow seeds, instant tea, and rub-ix cubes. I got the rub-ix cubes at the party store.

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Some got fruit snacks, and jello in their rainbow to go kits. You'll notice in the picture I also stamped a rainbow on the envelope but forgot to take the picture of it. lol

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Some got apple sauce instead of jello. Those with kids also got coloring kits that included crayons, paints and etc. The rainbow plastic bags I happen to come across them at the Party Store.

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Then they were all packaged up into fun bags with tags I created and present ribbon. It's so easy to create a rainbow to go and as you can see you can easily create healthy rainbow kits to go too. Just be sure to check the expiration dates on the food. A lot of the food was purchased towards the middle of December to be safe.

My fun limited time promotion! How you can get your own Rainbow to Go Card!

DETAILS: Starting today April 7-14, 2017 when you purchase the items in the kit's I created through my Stampin' Up! Online store using the HOSTESS CODE: CK6EPGXA you will receive the special promotional items for corresponding kits. You will receive the product from Stampin' Up! then you will receive the promotional items in the mail from me. This promotional offer is ONLY through me Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Holly Krautkremer

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Brights Classic Ink Pads item #131182
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Brights Enamel Shapes item #141680

When you purchase these 3 items through my Stampin' Up! Online Store you will receive from me the Rainbow Card & a FREE Package of Old Olive Baker's Twine.

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Over the Rainbow Photopolymer Stamp Set item #138770
Brights Classic Ink Refills item #13112
Brights Enamel Shapes item #141680

When you purchase these 3 items through my Stampin' Up! Online Store you will receive from me the Rainbow Card!

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03/14/2017

Suite Sentiments Card

Happy Tuesday Peeps!

I am back up and running! When I posted on the 28th I thought the Typepad issue was figured out...it was apparently NOT. Short version Typepad was basically out in MN only something about security issue with one of their providers. I for one am very glad the problem is fixed!

It continues to be wild here for us. Boy oh Boy what a wild ride this year has been so far! Wedding invites done and out the door, 1st birthday party, bridal shower party stuff done! Another batch of successful parties were pulled off (some how). Kitchen cabinets for my parents ordered! Of course while this is all going on my cousin decided it was time to work on my parent's bathroom.... What a mess and nightmare they had more water damage then originally thought so new bathroom and new entry way will be happening. I crumba and if that wasn't enough my dad fell and got hurt very bad he tore a tendon in his shoulder and tore his rotator cuff. Ughh and yes he will be having surgery we don't know when yet but just in time for calving season. haha April I don't plan on sleeping at all. Haha Life is never dull for sure! I sure hope the rest of you have not had crazy stuff going on like us!

Suite Sentiments Card

Did you know February 21 is National Card Reading Day? SWEET perfect for us card makers a holiday for us :) This card was doing double duty for February. I made this for the Year of Gifts or visit HERE to see all that I have shared so far. I also used it for Sudsol Challenge #156. It uses the stamp set from the Occasions Catalog called Suite Sentiments (W) item #142968 (C) item #142971 and that FABUOLOUSE Carried Away Designer Series Paper item #143608 from the Sale A Bration!

Suite Sentiments

This is a fabulous greeting set! The fonts? Astounding. The statements? Endearing. The stamp set? Breathtaking. It is a must have!

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Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Create a base out of Whisper White Thick Card Stock. I use the thicker card stock when it's the base for a card stock since it is heaver.
  • Cut a piece of Smoky Slate card stock. Cut the Carried Away Designer Series Paper into little squares using 4 different patterns. Glue to the Smoky Slate card stock. Reminds me of a quilt.
  • Ink the stamp from Suite Sentiments Stamp Set in Night of Navy and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White card stock. Zip it through the Big Shot with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I placed it in the center with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Randomly place some Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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The inside I kept it simple I added little strips of Carried Away Designer Series Paper across the bottom and right side.

 

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02/18/2017

Family Gifts; Family Jar

Happy Saturday Peeps!

Yes we are alive and well I've just been incredible busy and have not had time to create or post to my blog. I am in the process of several major events here that I am making decorations for, lots of regular work, work and work, tax time, plus lots of different things going on. There is not enough hours in the day! We did have my mom's retirement party it was a success and I will be sharing photos in a couple of weeks here. I am sorry I worried some of you but we are okay and I will not be posting regular till I get stuff done and caught up.

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I did mail out the catalogs weeks ago so if you didn't receive one please let me know and I will check my list. Everyone who placed orders in Dec and Jan all of your thank you goodies were mailed out too!

Family Jar

This is another gift we created for our family members and is part of the "Year Gift" we made! 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. It is a family jar. I saw this idea last year on pinterest and thought how cool I gotta make this! The idea is all year long record the awesome things that happened and then on new year's eve read through everything. How cool right? Another demo/friend did this with her family and it's become a family tradition for them. This uses the Layering Love Stamp Set (W) item #141962 (C) item #141965 which I thought was fitting for this idea!

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Theses were such a blast to make! We made a total of 4 of them. I should have made one for us but didn't even think about it. lol Super easy to create too!

Supplies Needed to create Family Jar
Stamp: Layering Love
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Copy Paper
Acc.: 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Very Vanilla 1/2 Lace Trim, Gold Binder Clips, Pearls, Jar, Paint, Silhouette

Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Paint the jar lid in your color choice and let dry for several days.
  • Using the Silhouette cut out the vinyl in black and attach to the front of the jar. Sorry I forgot to measure the jar. lol I got them at Target in the $1 spot last spring.
  • Create a pouch to hold slips of copy paper out of the Early Espresso card stock. They don't need to be that big but I really wanted the saying on the pocket. Punch one end of the Early Espresso card stock using the 1 3/8 Circle Punch. This will make it easier to grab the slips of paper.
  • Ink the stamp from Layering Love Stamp Set in Early Espresso and stamp onto the Very Vanilla card stock. Glue to the front of the pocket and added some Pearl Basic Jewels to finish it.
  • At the top I clipped a Gold Binder Clip to the pocket then thread some Very Vanilla 1/2 Lace Trim through the binder clip and tied it around the top of the jar.
  • Then I typed up a note to add with the jar to let each family know how the jar works.

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Here is all four of them. Again I either did people's favorite colors or the color that would best in there home since I didn't know who would actually leave them sitting out. Pretty awesome I think!

 

 

01/28/2017

Family Gift's; New Year's Eve Jars

New Years Bundle

New Year's Eve has come and gone but I plan on showing all the stuff I made for our family gifts. This project is the New Year's Eve Gift Jar that we created for our family members and is part of the "Year Gift" we made! 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. This was one of my FAVORITES out of the Year Gifts, yes, we made a lot of AWESOME stuff but I thought these really rocked! This was also one of the projects that I didn't get made till December because of the candy that would go inside some. I used a lot of different stamp sets to create this project but the main stamp set used is Designer Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set item #141739 on pg 161 in our main catalog.

Designer Tin of Cards

This is one of those sets that I think everyone needs! It works for many occasions and is also perfect for your project life!!

The Break Down of Goodies in the Jar

Everyone's jars were different for several reasons. Not everyone got the midnight kisses, some don't do candy at all. A couple of the Jars didn't have balloons in them because of Latex Allergies. Some of the confetti stuff had to be different too because of allergies. I also made the jars different to suit people's favorite colors too! I personally hate the color Pink so bad. It literally gives me an instant headache and makes me want to vomit when I see it. I don't know why it's been like that since I was a kid, so I personally didn't want to give someone a color they hate. lol To me that is knowing someone and truly caring about them. So yeah, I really put a LOT of thought into this gift!

Noise Makers

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These were so AWESOME when they were done! I saw the idea on pinterest and knew I had to make them! I thought they would be perfect for the two little ones too. This project however didn't go well for us... hahaha, it was quite the project and story! First, I thought I had picked up the black paint, nope and of course this wasn't discovered till 8pm at night when we went to work on them. Strike 1! I picked up paint the next day, came home painted them and let them dry overnight just to be extra safe. However what pinterest didn't tell you is you definitely need bigger bells. With smaller bells, you can't slide the gift package ribbon through them at all. ROFL Another discover at 8pm at night and in this small town where in the world do you find this many bells at Christmas time no less (we made 13 of these and they each had 8 bells on them). ROFL Strike 2!  Off to town the next day yet again when I should really be home working on the gifts. lol Luckily for us I managed to find some and they had exactly just enough packages left (my angles working full time again). Home to work on them, but I noticed that the wrapping ribbon paint was coming off so they looked bad. Ughh Strike 3! Off to town again to find higher quality ribbon. They finally worked after having 4 days tied up into this project. lol We for some reason we also thought they would fit into the jars too and they didn't. It was pretty funny. The lesson don't wait to do this project in Dec try starting it in November. Haha

Supplies Needed
Wavy Wood Sticks
Black Craft Nontoxic Paint
3/4" to 1" bells
High quality present wrapping ribbon

To Create Them:

  • I picked up wood wave sticks from walmart you get like 24 in a package. Then paint with craft paint. If little ones are involved, you want to make sure you get a paint that is nontoxic if they happen to stick it in their mouth. lol All the sticks were painted black and left to dry overnight.
  • You want larger bells so they will slide easier over the ribbon at least 3/4". I used gift wrap ribbon and you want a high-quality ribbon so the color doesn't flake off.
  • Put all the bells on your ribbon first, you will want quite a bit of ribbon to work with. Tie one end of the ribbon to the wavy stick and then start wrapping around the wavy stick you'll want 4 bells on each side. Tie the other end to the stick when done wrapping.
  • Cut some more ribbon and tie to the wavy stick on the bottom and curl it.

Swizzle Sticks

Swizzle Sticks

These were awesome too! They do take some time and a lot of work because you know me I can't do simple. lol Each jar had 3 different designs of swizzle sticks.

Supplies Needed
Stamps: Designer Tin of Cards, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Thoughtful Banners, It's a Celebration, Sunburst Sayings
Ink:VersaMark, Memento Ink Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer Paper
Tools: Big Shot, Star Framelits, Heat Tool, Medium Star Punch
Acc.: Gold and Silver Embossing Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Rhinestones
Misc: Wood Stir Sticks, Gift Packaging Ribbon

To Create Them:

  • Punch out the Whisper White and Basic Black card stock with the Medium Star Punch. Attach the Basic Black stars to the stir sticks with Glue Dots or Dimensionals.
  • Stamp onto the Whisper White card stock using the following stamps Designer Tin of Cards, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Thoughtful Banners, It's a Celebration, Sunburst Sayings in the following inks Memento Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry and VersaMark. Emboss the images you want with Silver and Gold Embossing Powder. Add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the ones you want. I did each set design at once to make it easier and that way your ink doesn't dry before you pour embossing powder over your images. Attach the Whisper White star with a Glue Dot or Stampin' Dimensional.
  • Zip Silver Glitter Paper through the Big Shot with the Star Framelits and attach to the ones you want to have the glitter star. Attach with a Stampin' Dimensional. Add Basic Jewels Rhinestones in where you want.
  • Tie some gift wrap ribbon around the stir stick and curl.

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Here is a close up of them. SWEET!!

New Year's Resolution Cards

New Years Resolution Cards

Super easy and fun to create! I printed out the resolution cards we designed onto Whisper White card stock. In the corners, I inked the stamp from Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set in Crushed Curry and stamped. Across the bottom, I added some Silver Glimmer Paper.

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Then tie some gift wrap ribbon around to keep them together.

 Download New Years Resolution Card for your next project. Simply print onto Whisper White card stock and trim the border off if you don't want the border. Enjoy!

Midnight Kisses

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Another idea I saw on Pinterest and absolutely loved!! Very easy to make and these also would be awesome for any event or occasion.
I purchased 3/4" Circle Labels from Target. Using the Project Life Date Stamp Set; I stamped 2017 in Memento Ink Tuxedo Black onto the labels. Then I using a Sponge Dauber I add Gold Metallic Ink onto the label. Then placed the labels onto the bottom of the Hershey kisses.

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It's hard to see but we used the Silhouette to cut out Happy New Year 2017 in White Vinyl. I then added it to the jar. The jar lids we painted in the black craft paint. Then filled the jars with filler I purchased at Hobby Lobby. We punched stars and etc. to place in the jars too. I added gift wrap ribbon and another bell onto the jar.

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Here are the 4 Jars all done. Each family received a New Year's Jar. Aren't these AWESOME!! Even with the crazy stuff that happened they turned out AMAZING!!! For us we made a pretty fun memory with LOTS of laughs.

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We also created this for one family as it was our nephew's 1st New Year! I picked up a frame from Walmart. Slide some Basic Black card stock into it. Using the Silhouette, we cut out My First New Year in white vinyl. I added a Gold Foil Star and a Silver Glitter Star in the bottom right corner to finish it.

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Since we didn't do our family Christmas till December 31st. We were able to be watch my brother and wife to be open their New Year's Gift. Which was pretty awesome to be able to be part of it!

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They loved it too!

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My brother really loved the noise maker's. lol

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My cousin sent me this pic on New Year's Eve of her little guy loving the balloons made my heart so happy to see :)

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