A Bright Welcome to Magnolia Lane

There are iconic sights all over the world: The Eiffel Tower in Paris, the pyramids of Egypt, a great wall in China and now, the Magnolia Lane Suite by Stampin’ Up!

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This collection of products has made such a mark on the crafting world that it’s becoming instantly recognizable on the shelves of discerning makers around the world! It’s certainly one of my all-time favorites.

I wanted to use the dies to create something a little different: A piece of home decor that is bright, animated and welcoming!

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This was also a masterpiece we created at my Stamp Club in July. It was worth all the cutting (and the fact that I finished season 6 of “Call the Midwife” as I was cutting out hundreds of flowers for my club members).

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If you want to make your own, you’ll need to cut two of the large and medium flower pieces for each of the flowers and one of the smallest flower pieces from the Magnolia Memory Dies, then simply curly them with your bone folder and layer using multipurpose liquid glue (the best adhesive for these flowers). The leaves are punched using the crafters essential Leaf Punch and the Stampin’ Up! card stock colors used are: Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green I finished it off with two of the center starburst die cuts and a “welcome” from the Well Written Dies 

We put the flowers in a frame with a 4″x7″ opening so it bursts forth with joy:  I’m setting it on my piano by the front door for the rest of the summer!

Thanks for ordering the supplies for this project from my Stampin’ Store~ I appreciate your support of my business and hope I’ve inspired you to make one of your own.

Holiday Wreath Class

It’s important for me to recognize Thanksgiving BEFORE Christmas, so I’m owning that season in my home decor currently, but as there are not a lot of Thanksgiving songs, I do have the Christmas tunes playing on repeat.

Soon I’ll put up a tree and switch out my fall wreath, and I thought it would be fun to make a Holiday Hoop Wreath for my front door, so let’s make them together:

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There is sparkle and shimmer, grazing deer and fir trees! You can choose “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” as your greeting, too:

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You could certainly order all the supplies to create this yourself, or you can come to the class and make it for just $15!

Christmas Hoop Wreath Class

Thursday, November 29th 7 pm

195 N 200 E, Spanish Fork, UT

Reserve your spot with Paypal HERE

View event on Facebook HERE

Summer Sampler Class

Does your summertime decor need a facelift?

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Attend my Summer Sampler Class in Spanish Fork on June 13th at 10 am OR 7 pm where you’ll create a 12″x12″ page to frame  (frame not included).

Bring scissors and SNAIL adhesive (or purchase it at class) and everything else is provided for you. COST: $15

PURCHASE TICKETS BY JUNE 9TH so I have time to prepare the supplies for you!

Watermelon Banner: Sweet Summer Stamping

Summer is slowing down, but the produce is perfect! We are swimming in peaches and apricots and I’ve enjoyed some delectable watermelon, too…and it’s a fruit, so completely guilt-free.

I was inspired by my friend Jeanna’s Summer & Sunshine framed art on her blog a few weeks ago and thus, when the TGIF “CASE your Fave” challenge came up, her craftiness was the first thing I thought of. And I love banners, so this was the brain-child that resulted:

They are super simple to create and I did a Facebook Live video to demonstrate how:
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Did you know I am LIVE on FB almost every Monday at 12:30 PM (MST)? I would love to have you join me in real time, so come on over and like my Creative Juice page!

To order supplies to create this project, visit my Stampin’ Store and use the hostess code in the right column to get a hand-crafted Thank You from me.

Party Hearty: Stampin’ Up! Makes it Easy to Plan Any Celebration

Get the party started! Begin with some printed invitations, choose a color and some embellishments, and you've got yourself a party! Make a banner, place cards, gift bags...the pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to personalize. It's simple, fast, and still totally YOU.  Watch it all come together here:



You have lots of reasons to celebrate now you have seen how easy it is to put your party décor and invitations together.

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Celebrations Entertaining Kits Calypso Coral Celebration Add-On Kit

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Love Isn’t Love ’til You Give It Away (+Blog Candy)

It has been a joy to swap sampler squares with my downline and in my stamp clubs and last month we made Valentine squares! Remember as a kid when you said, “I just love that!” and your friends would say, “Then why don’t you marry it?!”…I love this one almost enough to marry it, but I’m already taken 🙂

I especially love how everyone does something different with their squares (thanks to Heather B, Pam C and Shelly S for sharing a smattering of samplers!)

Would you like to gather your friends together for Sampler Swap? I’d be happy to teach you how! 
Since “Love Isn’t Love ’til You Give It Away”, I’ve got a little love to share: I have a few extra Valentine Squares to share with someone who comments below by February 9, 2014! Make sure to check back on Monday, Feb. 10 to see if you’ve won 🙂

UPDATE 2/11/14: Congrats Meredith! You are the winner! Check your inbox 🙂
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Love, Guaranteed

It’s snowing again, so you need to do something to warm your heart…and the heart of the one you love! I’ve got just the exercise:

Heart-To-Heart Stamp Camp
Wednesday, February 5 at 7 p.m.
OR
Thursday, February 6 at 10 a.m.
Spanish Fork, UT

These three elegant projects will make you fall in love (with paper crafting) all over again:
You’ll create a Valentine charger to decorate your home, a card and a box.  Here’s the box up close:

The best news? It’s only $10 for the class!! I set the price before I made the projects, so you are getting an AWESOME deal 🙂  While I provide almost all the supplies, you will need to bring Snail, Sticky Strip and scissors. If you need to order any adhesive, please let me know when registering. And registration is due by February 3rd (space is limited).

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5 Ways on Fridays: Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit

The pieces of the new Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit (item 133463) in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog were designed to decorate a Thanksgiving table, but of course, people get crafty and find new ways to utilize the parts in unique ways, so come along as I share a few of my favorites! Leave a link to other awesome crafts using this kit in the comments. 
1. Starting with cards, here’s a pocket card I created from the Tablescape kit following the 
All I added was a crumb cake envelope (for the pocket), a piece of Early Espresso card stock, a strip of 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (132140) and I punched the circle using the 2-1/2″ circle punch (120906). 
2. At SU! convention in July, Sara Douglass demonstrated how to create a Thankful Journal from the Tablescape kit, but my photos weren’t that great, so a quick internet search found another Sarah (Sagert) who had crafted her own…with some nice pictures of her lovely pages 🙂
3. Admittedly, I’m a sucker for anything in a mason jar, so Jessica Lewis’ simply sweet Thankful Jar immediately appealed to me! Can’t you just imagine filling this with reasons to be grateful? 
The Birch paper and chocolate chip herringbone paper both come on a roll in the kit and are perfect for wrapping around a vase, jar or candle. 
4. Allison Okamitsu (a very talented Canadian demonstrator) created the last two gorgeous home decor projects from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit. The first is a Thankful Banner and you see more of this beauty by clicking on the picture.  

5. I love Allison’s style and her blog is “Nice People Stamp”. Haven’t met her, but it’s a given she’s one NICE person to share her talents! This is also her creation~A frame covered in the Birch-bark paper from the kit. Isn’t the banner adorable? Visit Allison’s tutorial for the frame HERE (or click on photo)

Thanks for checking out my 5 Ways on Fridays collection! Order the Thanksgiving Tablescape Kit from my Stampin’ Store to create some fabulous Fall creations of your own, then post a link to them in the comments so we can be inspired by YOU!
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Sensational Seasonal Samplers

My Stitched Stamper family of SU! demonstrators held a “Sampler Square” Swap for the upcoming holidays. Each of us created a 2″ square to trade using a set color palette and here are the finished projects, mounted on Designer Series Paper for a 12×12 frame.

Halloween (using Witches’ Brew DSP from the Holiday Catalog):

Fall/Thanksgiving (using Sweater Weather DSP from the Holiday Catalog):

Christmas (using Season of Style DSP from the Holiday Catalog): 
Wouldn’t this be fun to do with your friends? To order supplies to make your own, visit my Stampin’ Up! store!
If you are swapping with friends, invite everyone to participate, because it’s great to have “leftover” squares…see what I did with them here 🙂

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A Banner Day and Be In the Know

Just a quick share this morning of a banner I created with My Digital Studio (the quote) and the Flower Fair Simply Scrappin’ Kit (item 129302) from the Spring Catalog for my daughter:

Did you know that TOMORROW is the last day to order many items from the Spring Catalog (like the kit above) AND the 2012-13 Catalog? Some of the retiring stamps will be available to order through  Monday, but everything else ends tomorrow (May 31) at MIDNIGHT.

The good news is that starting at noon tomorrow, you have about 12 hours to order from both the retiring catalogs AND the new 2013-14 Catalog!! FYI: Online ordering will be down tomorrow until noon so Stampin’ Up! can update the ordering system. 

When you are ready to place your final/first order, SHOP HERE!
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