Girl~ You are Fabulous!

My friend and teammate Amy *is* pretty fabulous (just check out her work on Lilypadstamper.com to see for yourself) and just promoted to SILVER, so it is time to recognize her complete awesomeness…how nice that TGIFChallenges made the #tgifc121 theme this week all about her!

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And with a sassy finger-snap, I fancified this card to be included with a gift to recognize her marvelous achievement:

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Of course, I added a little SILVER bling to commemorate the occasion and make it extraordinary. The Label Frame is a sneak peek at the “Labels to Love” set coming in the Holiday Catalog on September 1st, and coordinates with a new punch! Together, they look lovely layered on top of the Lots of Labels Framelits, don’t they?

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If you are cutting the card stock in half to create a card, you may as well make TWO cards, so I have another waiting in the wings for the next team member who promotes~ It’s such a delight to see my Sprinkled Ink Stampin’ Family progress and promote, and there is always room at our table for friends to join our team
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Easy Easel Daisy Card

When you stamp a card, you hope the recipient to enjoy longer than a store-bought card, and one way to do this is to let your card double as desktop decor:

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I chose to use the Daisy Delight Bundle (along with the Label Me Pretty Bundle) because it’s BACK IN STOCK and you really can’t live without it. Plus, each stamp set co-ordinates with a punch, and when you get them as a bundle, you save 10%.

See how easy this is?

Thanks for shopping in my Stampin’ Store when you need quality crafting supplies! I love serving you as you craft creative connections.

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Sweet Cupcake CASE

In the world of stamping, to CASE means to “Copy and Share Everything”: This lines up nicely with the quote, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” which ironically enough, is attributed to both Oscar Wilde and Charles Caleb Colton…so clearly, one of them was imitating the other!

Which brings us to my project today: This week’s Global Design Project Challenge #GDP100 was to “CASE the Designer” and there are many creations worthy of copying, but I was immediately drawn to the adorable colors and simplicity of Allison’s Coffee Cafe card: alisonglobaldesignproject

I’m not a coffee drinker, but would love a pink hot cocoa cup with a dollop of whipped cream!

To CASE her card, I put my own spin on a treat using the Sweet Cupcake stamp set (one of our photo-realistic 3-step stamps) and demonstrated this project on my weekly Facebook Lunchtime Crafting LIVE:

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Are you ready to craft your own? You can get the Coffee Cafe Bundle Here to make Allison’s card or click on the supplies I used below to add to your creative arsenal:

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There were a few tips I shared on my Sweet Cupcake Card video you’ll want to watch, too.

Join me each Monday at 12:30 PM MST on my Creative Juice Facebook page LIVE for fun papercrafting projects where I can answer your crafting questions as you ask them.

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Perfect Piggy Class

If you’ve been tickled-pink with the This Little Piggy stamp set, then you’ll definitely want to get your fingers pinkified at my Perfect Piggy Class this Thursday!

Thursday, August 17th at 8 PM

Loni’s House in Spanish Fork, UT

Class Fee: $28~Includes clear mount stamp set and 5 projects

(Add $10 if you prefer a wood mount set)

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For the class (and every class I offer), bring scissors and SNAIL adhesive. Optional: Bring clear blocks A, C, D and/or G. SNAIL adhesive and refills available for purchase at class.

If you submit payment by 3:30 PM today (August 14th) your stamp set will be here in time for the class. You can still sign up for the class until Wednesday (or class reaches capacity), but you may have to pick up your stamps next week and borrow my set for the class.

You’ll be learning different techniques and making some fun projects, so invite a friend and secure your ticket by sending payment via PayPal to loni@sfcn.org
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This Alphabet Makes Me Look Good

My daughter is planning ahead for Christmas Gifts and asked me to help her create a custom album cover using the Stampin’ Up! Memories and More product line. I’ve trained her well to be a Disn-Neyrd, and her husband was already an addict. They will meet any of their family at the Magic Kingdom (anywhere on the globe!) so she wanted to fill an album with pictures of her nieces and nephews at the Happiest Place on Earth, and this is what we came up with: Watermarked1(2017-08-07-0724).jpg

The thing I love the best about this project? The Hand-Lettered Alphabet!

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My hand-writing is ATROCIOUS and this A.MAZ.ING. stamp set makes me look good! Check it out:

It’s like you can’t go wrong when you are stamping with these letters. Use a dark ink and they all blend together, like you are a PRO-Calligrapher! They are guaranteed to become your new favorite tool for scrapbooking and beyond.

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A Carol of Christmas

While I am a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas in the stores before we celebrate Thanksgiving, I believe one can listen to Christmas Carols All. Year. Long. It helps remind us to have goodwill toward men during every season, not just the holidays!

If you are needing a little Christmas cheer in your heart (and in your craft room), you’ll be happy to know that you can pre-order one of the best bundles in the holiday catalog a month early:

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I love the classic look of this bundle of products with Basic Black and Very Vanilla:

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Gold embossing powder and gold foil sheets really shine against the dark background for a quick and elegant card!

Next I switched the vanilla and black layers and pulled out the new Sheet Music background stamp to add the musical element. The embossed the ornaments add more pizazz on the Deck the Halls card:Watermarked2(2017-08-01-1402)

By getting an early start on your Christmas Creations, you’ll have a much merrier holiday, so visit my Stampin’ store to order using my August 2017 Host Code AVHZ6WQH ~ and remember to redeem your BONUS DAYS coupon(s) if you earned them in July!

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Gingham and Pig Tails

Did you know that I am LIVE each Monday at 12:30 on my Facebook Page? Today I showed how you can cut up your stamps to make them work better for your crafting needs and we made this stinkin’ cute card:

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Each of the This Little Piggy stamps comes with a saying attached to it, but if you order the clear mount stamp set and cut off the words, you can use the pigs alone, or mix and match with the greetings!

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Click here to order the stamp set!

Switch around the colors, and add a gingham ribbon, and you’ve got another card (which my guests created at the Card Class last Saturday): Watermarked1(2017-07-31-1300)

Because my Mother-in-Law has the largest pig collection in the western hemisphere, this card is off to thank her for the birthday gift she sent!

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Pop-Up Card on a Global (Design) Scale!

Usually I’m a simple crafter, but this card demanded to be spectacular for the Global Design Project Colour Challenge…

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The background scenery really took center stage on this card: The Hardwood and (new) Sheet Music background stamps were combined with the Layered Leaves embossing folder to create a sumptuous canvas for the Lovely Friends stamp set…but wait until you see the inside!

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Every time I open this card, I have to say “TAA DAA” out loud!!! This is the first time I was able to use the Lovely Laurel Thinlits and they were actually surprisingly simple:

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It looks daunting, but I edited a quick video to show you how easy and quick it goes together:

Click on any of the supplies to order and create a masterpiece yourself:
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All-in-One Card: Birthday Delivery Style

There is always a birthday to celebrate, so let’s make a card and envelope: All-in-One! Here’s the quick version of my Facebook LIVE demonstration~ I prefer short videos, so hang on to your stamps and let’s craft:

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We’ll be creating these fun cards at my Stamp-a-Stack Card Class this Saturday (along with 3 other card designs from the new catalog). If you are in the Utah County area, get your ticket ASAP, as space is limited.
It was fun to figure out how to use all the extraordinary Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (included in the bundle or separately). Here’s one more finished sample:

50= 5 Perfect 10’s

Aunt MaryLynn always told me 50 was her perfect age: “You’re young enough to do whatever you want and old enough you don’t give a darn about what others think” (paraphrased).

So I’ve been looking forward to this birthday for a long time!, and yesterday did not disappoint!

It started with an early morning walk with my husband and our dog, Tiger. We tried out the new exercise machines along the Spanish Fork River Trail:

 

Then it was off to Cowboy donuts to cancel out the exercise! We ran into my friend Jerry and his son Aram there and they sang to me:

Next stop, Salt Lake Airport where Kamryn and I picked up Kiersta who flew in from Maryland and met her niece Haley for the first time.

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Back home to go to lunch with Cody (a.k.a. Grandpa) where I forgot to take a picture, then we left the baby with Grandpa and picked up Whitney for a girls pampering day of pedicures, cupcakes and massages:

But the party wasn’t over yet, we met up with the rest of the family for dinner at Tucahno’s in Provo and games at Kayson’s house, which of course, I didn’t remember to take any pictures of!

And no birthday would be complete without hand-stamped cards…here are just a few from my wonderful friends, and I will share more on my Facebook page~ A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!