There’s a party going on right here

No matter how many times I clean the kitchen, it still gets messy within hours! Sometimes you just need to run away and make something pretty that STAYS pretty, don’t you?

Here are a few opportunities coming up that may help fill the need to create something beautiful and long-lasting. You can click on the images or links for more details or see them all on my Creative Juice by Loni Facebook Events Page.

Stamp-A-Stack Card Class (Spanish Fork, UT)
Saturday, January 30 at 1 PM

Shadowbox of Love Class (Spanish Fork, UT)
Thursday, February 4 at 7 PM

Stampapalooza Stamp Camp (St. George, UT)
Saturday, February 27 11AM – 4 PM

Stampapalooza Stamp Camp (Spanish Fork, UT)
Saturday, March 12 11 AM – 4 PM

It’s your choice: Stay home to clean the bathroom ONE MORE TIME or come get crafty with me??

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Friendship is a Sheltering Tree

Whenever I get a new catalog from Stampin’ Up!, I grab some post-it flags and prioritize my list: Green flags are “MUST HAVE”, yellow flags are “Cute…but do I really NEED it?” and pink/red flags are for “Awesome project: Try it!”

The “Sheltering Tree” stamp set from the 2015 Occasions Catalog was the first to get a GREEN flag! Here are a few of the ideas I came up with:

 This one is on the front of our large notebook. 

The Sheltering Tree set only comes in Photopolymer, and here’s a hint to get it to stamp perfectly every time: Place your Stampin’ Pierce Mat (or a mouse pad) under the card stock you are stamping on! This helps because Photopolymer stamps don’t have the foam cushion that our wood and clear mount rubber stamps have, so the mat acts as the cushion on the other side.

If you love trees (like I love trees), then grab this stamp set from my Stampin’ Store and start planting some creative seeds with it! If you order it before March 31st, add a few accessories to total $50 or more to choose a Sale-A-Bration Reward FREE! 


*** In case you haven’t heard, the Blendabilities Markers are discontinued until Stampin’ Up! comes up with a new and improved version sometime in the future, but the silver lining for Sale-a-Bration is that there were 4 NEW reward products added March 1st: 


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Changing the Way I Work and Inking the Edges

After attending a marvelous Stampin’ Up! Leadership in Orlando, FL, I am re-focused on my business and with that re-focus, I am letting go of my guilt about this blog and putting my energies into activities that fit the way I share what I love in a way that is best for me. I will keep this blog open to use as a place to post things that need a link, but most of my sharing from this time forward will primaritly be on my Creative Juice by Loni Facebook Page and secondly, on Instagram (follow Creative Juice by Loni). For the most part, there will be different things shared on each platform, so I invite you to come socialize with me!

With that freedom, I did just post a quick video tip on my FB page today (Feb 2, 2015) in answer to a friends question about sponging. This is the outcome of three different ways to ink the edges of a card or focal point: Top: Ink pad directly to paper, middle: Sponge Dauber, bottom: Stampin’ Sponge.

To watch the video, and get daily creative inspiration, come on over to Facebook, “Like” AND FOLLOW me there! 

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Season of Love

Should love be in season all year long? I think so! Especially since my last name is SpendLOVE (I’m pretty lucky in the name department…and he thinks I only married him for his car, pshaw…)

So this LOVE-ly card could be a Valentine, a bright Springtime wedding or just because you need to spread the love and was created with one of Stampin’ Up!’s new Photopolymer stamp sets called Snuggles and Smooches and the 2013-2015 In-Colors. Click on the photo for a printable .pdf tutorial!

Did you know that for each $50 product you purchase from my Stampin’ Store you can choose a Sale-a-Bration product FREE? And one of the choices is the Blendabitilies Markers from the catalog! Since I used the Coastal Cabana Markers to color the glimmer heart on this card, you could choose those as your Sale-a-Bration reward when you place your order: Use code 139923 to get them free.

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Christmas Card Buffet and Planning Guide

Sending warm wishes for the holidays? Now is the time to plan and prepare! 
(Click image to download planning guide)
Helping to make your holidays happier, I’m holding my first Christmas Card class 
next week in Spanish Fork, UT and you have two times to choose from: 
Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. or Wednesday, October 15 at 10 a.m.
You’ll create 4 different cards for $10* and I’ll have everything prepared for you to stamp and assemble, all you need to bring are scissors and adhesive! 
*4 cards isn’t enough? RSVP for two sets and save $2

Call or text me at 801-376-8685 to reserve your spot and one for a friend by October 12th

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Tuesday Tutorial: Ghost in the Graveyard

Have you ever played Ghost in the Graveyard? Here’s the game version on a card!

As I was putting this card together, I noticed that the Scalloped Tag Topper punch looked like a gravestone, so I sponged the edges to give it a stone look… then pull on the ribbon and a stack of Jack (o’lanterns) appears! I’ve made a printable tutorial so you can make one in your own stampin’ studio 🙂

Don’t forget that the Good Greetings stamp set is only available FREE to hostesses through October 31 with a $300 workshop..and I have just a few days left to host your own craft party 🙂

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Tuesday Tutorial: Bloomin’ Blendabilities

Time for another confession: I wasn’t sure that I wanted to try the Blendabilities Markers by Stampin’ Up! ….  you see, I’m a pretty simple stamper and they looked like “too much work”. But I am so delighted I tried them because alcohol based markers are SO very versatile I’m discovering!

Here’s just one fun way to use these new markers: Emboss a stamped image using white embossing powder on black paper and use your Blendabilities to color the embossed image! This appeals to me because I don’t need to be careful…I can color over the black paper and it doesn’t show up, so easy-peasy crafting for Loni 😉

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ayDVkGE0aMVVFRc1Roc3UxNHc/edit?usp=sharing 
Another fun thing about this card…I used an embossing folder to “stamp” the flowers on the front! Click on photo or HERE to download a printable tutorial!
Like Pringles, I couldn’t stop with just one, so here’s another version of Bloomin’ Blendabiliteswe made at my last Blend with Friends Class…if you missed it, make sure to register for the next one
(like the stars? A sneak peek from the Holiday Catalog…coming August 28th)


Print Recipe


Product List

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Yes, I know the You’re Amazing stamp set is retired, but it’s one of my favorites and I’m having a hard time letting it go! Baby steps, baby steps..
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Tuesday Tutorial! Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

It’s hard for me to choose my favorite flower. Each blossom is unique in it’s smell, the way it looks, how long it lives, when it blooms and even in the emotions it evokes: Give me tulips and I am instantly with my (much younger) family at the Tulip Festival petting llamas and delighting in the joy of my children. Hand me a red rose and my heart skips a beat for my husband who would send them to me on special occasions before we were married. Walking past honeysuckle makes me 7 years old and I want to pull apart the flowers and suck out the honey!

Maybe that’s why I {LOVE} the quote on this fresh card: Every individual flower puts their face to the sun and OWNS their distinctive beauty! Shouldn’t we do the same?

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Noi7nMGqTIttYe_Awg3c7tHd2kvBhuYO8s12zbSt-1Y/edit?usp=sharing

Click on image for .pdf tutorial or click here.
To shop for supplies to make this card, visit my Stampin’ Store.
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Super Birthday

I really do have a great excuse for being absent for 6 weeks (yikes! has it really been that long?!) and you can come back tomorrow so I can catch you up on what that was, but for today let me share my favorite new Photopolymer stamp set: Calling All Heroes!

Living in a household of comic book nerds (they correct me when I mix up Marvel and D.C. characters…apparently Avengers don’t mix well with Xmen or Justic League) this stamp set was a no brainer! I’ve discovered I also love the alphabet that comes with it for little letters:
http://bit.ly/1d6IxdM
 
I am *REALLY* close to earning my first ever trip with Stampin’ Up!…I only need about $500 in sales by Monday, June 30…so if you have been needing supplies (card stock, adhesive, new stamps, punches, glitter, etc) would you please order it on my website  or give me a call (801-376-8685) ASAP? And if you use Hostess Code KEYE2EX9 with that order before the end of June, I’ll send you a THANK YOU gift for helping me reach my goal…using the Calling All Heroes set 😉

Have a SUPER day!
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