Friday, March 30, 2012

Tomorrow is it!!

Tomorrow is the Last Day to get your Sale-a-bration products!!
For every $50 you spend choose a free product from the Sale-a-bration Catalog

This is the paper from the Sale-a-bration Catalog:
this paper is exclusive to sale-a-bration and will not be available after tomorrow! 
Stock up on adhesives, and cardstock; two things you can't have enough of! Get these great products with your purchase! Also my promotion every $25 you spend get entered to win the blog candy! 

Thinking about joining Stampin Up or just want the kit full of goodies??
Here is a sample of the kit that you get, you can customize your kit with specific stamp sets, punch, ribbon, ink colors, etc. This kit would even make a great gift for a beginner stamper, or if you are getting started yourself, the kit is $125, an almost $400 value!! Purchase the kit and you don't have to purchase anything else, but take advantage of the discount and get 30% off your first order with stampin up within your first 45 days. You will remain active for 3 months, you will get the demonstrator magazine, and a free pack of paper for every month you are active!! PLUS, you will get access to new products a month before your customers, you can purchase and play with these products early! (((Guess what is coming out soon?? A New catalog)))) For joining my team during sale-a-bration choose a Stamp Set from the catalog, a $35 value! Join the fun today!!! Tomorrow is the last day to get this awesome deal.... email me if you want more information or sign up now on my website click the start your own business tab and join now....passcode: simplycrafted 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


These are a secret but I wanted to share them with you. I won't say what the secret is but I did make 12 of them...

I used the smooches fabric just like the bag to make these cute business card holders and I used the smooches fabric brads as my closer....

Both of which will be available next month! I think these turned out really cute and perfect for a wallet to if you didn't want to use it for business cards...but now you can pass out business cards out in style!

3 More days to take advantage of Sale-a-bration! If you have been debating on joining stampin up don't miss the chance to get the amazing starter kit for $125...the kit can be customized with the stamps, ink and paper that you want. The kit alone is worth getting and you don't have to make any other purchases or commitments! Join now on my website or email me for more information 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Follow the Rules

Follow the rules with Sale-a-bration!

This project is something that I was working on for our house to put in our kitchen, our family rules.

It gives you a good view of each of the different designs from the sale-a-bration exclusive designer paper. So beautiful it really is perfect for anything.

Only 5 days left to take advantage of the greatest deals of the year, a free product with every $50 you spend, and get the starter kit for only $125!

Visit my website for more information or email me

Monday, March 26, 2012

Its in the bag...

So this is the first product from my stampin room! It is a store bought tote bag from the craft store and I used new fabric (available next month) from Stampin up to give it something special!

Its not perfect but I think that it turned out cute, I know that my four year old loves it and wants to keep it for herself.

This is simple to make if you have a sewing machine, ruffling the fabric is easy by hand or with a ruffler foot on the sewing machine.

I cut the flowers out using a big shot die and added a button for embellishment.

Don't you love this fabric?? It can be yours next month, check back for more projects with this line this week!

Thought you would enjoy seeing my four year old put her modeling to the test and showing off this cute bag!

Only a few days left to take advantage of sale-a-bration, get your orders in online before the 31st, or email me with your orders! Also join my team during sale-a-bration and pick an extra free stamp set from me! Want more information email me, Don't miss out on getting an amazing kit that you can customize for only $125!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Here it is!! My new Stampin Space!

Well here it is after all the wait...of course the rest of the room is a mess and I am not ready to share the other side yet but I wanted to share with you my new stampin space!

I am so excited about my new space, it is perfect! The cabinets hide the clutter and that makes me happy!! 
Here are some close ups.
Let me just say Ikea, I love you. 
I made the wall art myself with embroidery hoops and fabric! Don't you love them, I have pinterest to thank for that idea! 

I hope you enjoyed a little look at my new stampin space! 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Stampin Room Redo Part 2

So I debated on how much I wanted to share before the big reveal, I didn't want to give it all away! Since its still going to take me a few days I wanted to give you a peak of were my stamping space is headed.
I have most of the furniture in place and I am starting to get things put where I want them I still have a little ways to go before I have it all ready. I will give you close up views of everything I did in the coming days. 
Here is our home school wall, this is no were close to done and what I want it to look like but furniture is a great place to start! My husband worked hard for two days putting all this together....he is awesome to do all this for us! 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Stampin Room Redo Part 1

I am giving part one the title of "the mess"

For those of you who know me well I have a hard time with messes they mess with my head and I cannot focus so I have moved my laptop into the bedroom to get some work done away from the mess! 

I wanted to share the update on the office redo as no stamping is going on in there....
Here is what we started with when we moved in two years ago...
This room was a huge selling point for us! An amazing bonus room above the garage that I could use for stamping and eventually it would be the homeschool room as well. Well with addie starting kindergarten in the fall here we are! 
Here is a picture of how it looked right after we moved in:
It was the perfect crafting space and I love this room, it is my favorite in  the house (when it is clean)
Over the last two years we have added and subtracted and done a few changes but the biggest change is coming in the next few I am baring it all and showing you my mess! 
This wall is the future home of my stamping space:
This will be our homeschool area:
Here is my desk now, obviously no stamping going on: This wall will eventually have a white board for school or possibly a couch in the future:
A full view of what 2 years and 2 kids can do:
Another bonus about this room is the walk in closet:
All of this will look so different in the coming days and I cannot wait to share it all with you! 
Here is the mess from the morning as we make room for new furniture:
I am almost ashamed to show you my mess!! But I know the finished product will be amazing thanks to my hubby!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Get thee behind me sickness

Well I had such good intentions, I have been spring cleaning and we are starting to remodel the office so my Stamping has been put on hold for a few days....I was hoping to have the new office furniture up Saturday but my poor little man who is 9 months old has picked up a stomach bug and has decided to share with the rest of us....

He is a lot worse than the rest of us, we have been to the er and the doctor twice this week, and he has to go back tomorrow. I am done with sickness he is pitiful....

Wanted to keep you posted so you didn't think I had abandoned you all....I am super excited to share the new office with you when we get it all done!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March Thank you cards!

Here are my thank you cards for orders for march! Perfect way to welcome spring! 

I love this blossom set and punch, they are perfect for spring time!                                                           
Place an order with me this month an you will get one of these in the mail!

Monday, March 12, 2012

March Blog Candy!

March Blog Candy Time! 

Alright everyone here is the blog candy for march!

Every $25 you spend with me in March you are entered to get these blog candy goodies!! You can place orders on my website any time  or at a workshop! This can also apply to new customers! 

TAKE A TEST DRIVE AND SAVE $$$ ON STAMPIN' UP! Test drive Stampin' Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits during Sale-A-Bration and SAVE $$$. No obligation to purchase anything beyond the Starter Kit (up to $340 of product for $125) or host workshops. I welcome hobby stampers to my team! To learn more about the Sale-a-bration starter kit and benefits email me or check them out on my website! 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Going Green Part 3

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I am in love with this little guy!! Isn't he adorable!!

I used the gnome set and turned him into a little Irish man!

You can do so much with the stampin up markers, coloring with these markers can make your cards come alive and this little guy is no exception!

I used the scallop circle die for the Big shot to create the card!

Here is the close up for you.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Going Green part 2

This was a treat that they made in club Thursday night. I used the idea from a make and take at leadership to create this cute treat idea! (Video tutorial coming next week)

I used Mint m&ms because of course they are green and punches to embellish the front of the pouch. The little gem just gives it a cute little sparkle but you could use a button or pearl in the center.

The nice thing about this pouch?

You can make it with no adhesive! Who does't love that...ofcourse you will need some for your embellishments but the pouch itself is adhesive free!

On the other side of the pouch is an identical pocket that I used to place a love note and a handmade envelope. A tutorial that you can see in a post from earlier this week using the diagonal scoring tool.

This cute little love not is a perfect thing to put in the pocket and write a little message to the person that is special enough to get this cute treat from you!

Nothing says your special like a homemade gift! And no occasion is to small to give them a homemade gift either.

Other ideas for this pouch is tea bags in the pocket or cookies in between the pockets on the inside of the pouch!

Here is the love note that is in the other pocket.

I used the large scallop circle punch and the same concept of the hearts to create your shamrock. I also used the twine to give the card something alittle more decorative!

My St. Patrick's day stamp is from the Teeny Weeny Wishes set in the Large catalog, certainly a set that is one of my favorites!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Going Green

Who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day?!

This has always been a big one in our house, my dad used to wear orange on St. Patrick's Day just to make my mom mad...Oh the childhood memories.

I usually stick to easter this time of year for classes and clubs but I wanted to change it up so last night at club we went green and explored the luck of the Irish.  So over the next few days I will be sharing with you all the different things that we created!

I am starting off with the treat that I made everyone in club. These super cute treats hold 3 Hershey nuggets and the inside and are so easy to make!  Here is a close
up of the front of the treat I used the small heart punch and the label punch to create the embellishments. The treat itself was made using the new framelits labels dies the largest size and then the next size down.

These would be so cute for any occasion, or just a little treat to let someone know that you are thinking about them.

I hope you will give them a try!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

I am so excited about this brand new tool and will be show casing it tonight at our club meeting and demonstrating how this great tool works!! I wanted to share a great tutorial video with you from stampin up on how to make envelopes with this new addition to the Simply-scored tool! 


Friday, March 2, 2012

Savvy Stampers Meeting

I am very blessed to be apart of an amazing group of women who love Stampin Up. My Grandupline hosted a meeting for her team Savvy Southern Stampers.

They shared great ideas from Leadership and as always I left with amazing ideas and great laughs. If you are in my downline you will hear more about those ideas in the next downline newsletter (another perk of being on my team.)

I wanted to share a few photos from last night, this is a great group of ladies, they certainly know how to laugh and have a great time.

This is a photo of me with my upline Shirley. She is the best upline and such an amazing friend. I am so blessed that Stampin Up brought us together. She knows how to encourage me and she always knows just what to say. Her blog is 
I will be sharing swaps and project ideas from the meeting over the next few days! I will also share a down line post with amazing demonstrator ideas from our meeting! Stay Tuned....

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Sale-a-bration....this is the biggest event from Stampin Up every year and one certainly not to be missed.

This card was made using Sale-a-bration products that you can earn with every $50 you spend on Stampin Up products. This is such an elegant and simple card perfect for any occasion. On a few of them I used the "You inspire me" stamp and gave it to my upline's.

There is still time to take advantage of the free Sale-a-bration products! Order online 
You can also get the starter kit which you can customize for $125. Join my team during Sale-a-bration and choose a free stamp set from the catalog value of $35.00 Stampin up is an amazing company, whether you just want to get the get for the great products or whether or not you want to make it a business, this is a deal not to be passed up.

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