Special Offers Stampin’ SALE!

Save 25% on select annual catalog products through September 21! Check out the discounted products below. Don’t let your crafty friends miss out on these great deals!
Check back often, because discounted products will change weekly.

I am so excited that this week a few of my favorite Project Life kits are on sale.  Check them out below!

But first, because I love Project Life so much I made tags using the new All Year Long card set and now is the perfect time to show you a sneak peek of what the card tags look like! Here is one of the four tags I made using the Project life cards.

The tags use a 4×6 card folded in half, topped with a 3×4 card, and a decorative 3×4 card cut out to just show the words.  They are all layered on a 2″ tag topper in Mint Macaron punched to 4 1/4″ long.  I will be showing details on how to create them later next week so check back to the directions!

Project Life All Year Long by Stampin' Up! card collection tags from StampinFool.com

Supply list for Tags made with All Year Long Project Life cards:

SUPER SALEProject Life Sale: Special Offers

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New Stitch Fix Y’all

Hello, hello.  This is craft unrelated to, but I just had to share one of the amazing tops I got in my latest Stitch Fix. I am wearing it today, and posted a quick photo on Instagram showing it off and received a few messages for more info, so I’m giving you a quick peek!

So it’s an awesome boho sort of print, with crochet down the front, a tie, and a semi sheet shell, with an included ivory tank top underneath.  Who doesn’t love that it comes with the tank cami.

I paired it with my favorite Banana Republic jean leggings and called it a day. You can find the necklace at Kohls- it’s a rose gold tree from LC Lauren Conrad.

Stitch Fix Daniel Rainn boho blouse details and review from StampinFool.com

Do you love it? Make sure you leave a comment for your stylist that you love Daniel Rainn and that you want this top!  They stylist are really good about listening to feedback and picking outfits you will adore.

Want to know more?

HOW DOES IT WORK?

1.  Fill out your Style Profile

Begin by filling out the Style Profile. This helps Stitch Fix understand your size, style, shape, budget and lifestyle. Completing your profile should only take about 10 minutes.

2.  Pick the date you’d like to receive your shipment

They’ll send you a selection of five clothing items and accessories handpicked by personal stylists on the date you choose. At the time your stylist selects your items, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. That $20 will be applied as a credit toward anything you keep from your shipment.

3.  Try everything on in the comfort of your home

We encourage you to try on everything our personal stylists have picked for you because you just never know what will look great on! Create new outfits by pairing what’s in your shipment with the items that are already in your closet.

4.  Buy what you like and return the rest

  • Take three days to decide what you’ll purchase and what you’d like to send back. You’re only charged for these items when you tell us what you’re keeping and returning.
  • Check out by logging in to your account to pay for those items you want to keep. The $20 styling fee will be applied as credit towards any items you purchase. If you buy all five items, we’ll give you 25% off the entire purchase!  I love saving money and getting free clothes!
  • Simply return the items you don’t want in our pre-paid mailing bag and drop it at any USPS mailbox. Stitch Fix clients enjoy free shipping both ways as a benefit of using our service!

5. Tell us what you think!

Don’t forget to give us specific feedback on each of the items you receive. Personal stylists are able to send you better selections when we know what did and didn’t work for you, and why. Talk about the color, cut, how it fits, how it feels and let them know what you love and don’t love about it for the best Fix!


Quick & Easy Donut Boxes

Happy National Donut Day!! A day completely made up, but after my own heart.  We already made a quick trip out for donuts this morning, but ate them before I had a chance to snap a photo, so instead, I’m giving you the donut that keeps on giving!

This easy to make donut box can by made quick, in about ten minutes start to finish.  Grab your supplies from the list at the bottom of this post and get to making.

  1. Cut two 2 1/2″ x 11″ strips of Sahara sand. Score longways a little over 1/4″ in on both sides.  Cut little slits to the score lines on both sides about 1/4″ apart. Add tear tape to one end of each strip to form a circle.
  2. Cut Sahara Sand into two 4″ squares. Cut Blushing Bride into a 3 1/2″ square. I used the Tear & Tape and a pencil to trace the size as a guide.  Trim into a circle.  Make the Blushing Bride curvy like icing.
  3. Punch confetti hearts out of scrap paper.  Cut a scrap white circle for the center.
  4. Attach the Sahara Sand circle to the fringed circle with liquid glue. Repeat for the bottom of the box.
  5. Adhere the pink icing to the box top and decorate with confetti hearts.
  6. Enjoy!!

For more detailed directions, you’ll love my Cake Box Tutorial; you can use the same directions and photos to guide you through assembling the box!

Quick and East Donut Box tutorial on StampinFool.com

Here’s the donut! Adorable & perfect for gifting!Quick and East Donut Box tutorial on StampinFool.com

3 Easy Steps to a Beautiful Hummingbird Themed Gift

 3 Easy step tutorial to make a Hummingbird Gift Bag using the Stampin Up  Picture Perfect Stamp Set from the Occasions 2016 Catalog at StampinFool.com
When I first saw the Picture Perfect stamp set at Stampin Up’s On Stage Local demonstrator event, I squealed. It is beautiful. I fell in love with the hummingbird stamp instantly. He colors were so vivid and bold.

Now around here things have been crazy busy and I haven’t had a chance to play with it until now.

Instead of stamping on paper, I knew I wanted to do something a little different. I had a small pack of mini Muslim bags left and they will do the trick.

I’ll show you the finished hand stamped hummingbird gift bag, then I’ll provide the specific directions, step by step photos and a supply list so that you can easily make this gorgeous gift bag.

 3 Easy step tutorial to make a Hummingbird Gift Bag using the Stampin Up  Picture Perfect Stamp Set from the Occasions 2016 Catalog at StampinFool.com
How beautiful is that? Do you love it?!? I do. I just can’t stop staring at it.

Let me give you a few tips for prep work to make things go smoothly. In order to get very clear stamping on the muslin bag, you’ll need a hard surface to stamp on and a spongy surface as well. Contradictory, I know. You’ll want your foam Stampin’ mat on the bottom, then you’ll want to cut a piece of chipboard or cardboard backing to fit inside the bag (see it sticking out). I also used push pins to tack down the bag so it was taunt and did not move while I was stamping.

While you are setting up, grab a small baby washcloth or old tshirt scrap and dampen it. You will use it to carefully wipe any ink residue from the border of the stamps.

Directions

1. Set up and prep your space.

Stamps: Picture Perfect

Ink used: Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Garden Green

 3 Easy step tutorial to make a Hummingbird Gift Bag using the Stampin Up  Picture Perfect Stamp Set from the Occasions 2016 Catalog at StampinFool.com
2. Stamp from lightest to darkest, following the numbers on the clear sheet that comes with the stamp set. Mint Macaron (body), Watermelon Wonder (chest), Cucumber Crush, and finally Garden Green.

Make sure to wipe any excess ink from the stamp border or inside parts. Stamp firmly on the bag, making sure the birds are lined up and facing the same direction.

 3 Easy step tutorial to make a Hummingbird Gift Bag using the Stampin Up  Picture Perfect Stamp Set from the Occasions 2016 Catalog at StampinFool.com
3. Add the sentiment You are Made of Wonderful. (In Watermelon Wonder ink). You can now loosen the bag from the foam mat and remove the cardboard.

4. Die cut two heart with treat bag framelits, Watermelon and Gold.

5. Cut Mint Macaron twine to wrap around the bag 4 times and tie in a bow.

6. Attach the heard with Gold Cording. I poked the hole with the push pins used to hold down the bag.

 3 Easy step tutorial to make a Hummingbird Gift Bag using the Stampin Up  Picture Perfect Stamp Set from the Occasions 2016 Catalog at StampinFool.com
7. Gift it away to someone special!

 3 Easy step tutorial to make a Hummingbird Gift Bag using the Stampin Up  Picture Perfect Stamp Set from the Occasions 2016 Catalog at StampinFool.com
Here is the Supply List (you can click download to print it):

 

 

PDF Hummingbird Gift Bag

How easy was that?  Only 3 quick Hummingbird layers (okay, 4 if you count the chest) to create an amazing work of art that’s one of a kind!

I hope you enjoyed this little DIY craft project today! Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below for me! I love hearing suggestions, that you are going to try it, or just that you stopped by to check it out.

Happy Crafting!! Xoxo

Crafternoon Tea Party

Hi crafty friends!

I just wanted to show you a quick sneak peek of just a few projects that we will be making at my Crafternoon Tea Party.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 3PM

Sunday, June 5, 2016 @ 3PM

RSVP NOW!

 

Stampin Up Tea Party Crafts at 2016 Crafternoon Tea Party Retreat

Whole 30: FREE 30 Day Printable

WHOLE 30: 30 DAY PRINTABLE

Late last week, I gave you a quick update that  was starting the Whole 30 eating plan.  Ya’ll know I struggle with seeing things through. I have a thousand unfinished projects.  I don’t want to fail at this project. So in order to keep myself disciplined about it, I made printables to share!

You can use these babies to track your progress, stay on the wagon, and countdown to push through.  I am excited to check off all 30 days and then start again.

Whole30 Update: I’m on day 8 and I feel great.  I will publish my Daily Diary at the end of the 30 day round as well as a recipe box with photos and all of my meals. (I’ll link to it here once it is published).

In the meantime, enjoy these printables. I made two, so pick whichever suits your fancy & happy eating (or whatever you choose to do for 30 days).

To Download the PDF: Click the desired photo and it will download.  Don’t right click and save, the quality will be poor :)

Whole30: 30 Day habit tracker Free Printable

 

Whole30: 30 Day habit tracker Free Printable

Stampin’ Up! Cups and Kettle Treat Holders

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How stinkin’ cute are these little treat holders.  I told you in yesterday’s post that you were going to love them!  They are perfect for putting tea bags or chocolates. They use my favorite designer patterned paper from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog along with the Cups and Kettle Framelits, which anyone who knows me knows that I love tea pots & cups.  Like really, I love them.

Not only am I showing you the adorable photos, but I am giving you a photo and written step by step tutorial.  You’re welcome!

Colors

Stampin’ Up supplies:

Supply List

DOWNLOAD the Project PDF here:  Stampin Up Tea Kettle Treat Holder PDF

Directions:

  1. Cut Crumb Cake card stock to 2 3/4″ x 11″.  Score at 4 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of Blushing Bride card stock to 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.
  3. Cut 2 pieces of Birthday Bouquet DSP to 2 1/4″ x 4″.  Make sure the pattern is cut vertical (place it facing upright at the 2 1/2″ cut line). Adhere to Blushing card stock.
  4. Adhere DSP panel to front and back of treat holder (facing opposite directions so both face upright when sitting).
  5. Cut a piece of Blushing Bride card stock to 4″ x 4 3/4″ for the interior box. Score at 1″ on all four sides.  Cut tabs as shown below.
  6. Adhere tabs to inside of the box.  Adhere the box to the middle section of the treat holder with tear tape.
  7. Using the Big Shot and Cups and Kettle framelits, cut out a Crumb Cake tea kettle.
  8. Stamp with Mossy Meadow the sentiment.  In Watermelon Wonder ink, ink the heart stamp and stamp once on scrap paper, then stamp over the sentiment on the kettle.  Stamp a tea bag in Watermelon Wonder on scrap white paper.
  9. Punch cut out the tea bag.  Punch out a Petite Petal out of Birthday Bouquet DSP.  Add a rhinestone to embellish.
  10. Adhere kettle, tea bag, and flower to the front of the treat holder with dimensionals.
  11. Punch a hole at the top, through both layers, with the handheld punch and tie with gold cording or with a clothespin.
  12. Fill with treats and gift away!

Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper with Cups and Kettle Framelits from the Stamping Up 2016 Occasion Catalog

Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper with Cups and Kettle Framelits from the Stamping Up 2016 Occasion Catalog

Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper with Cups and Kettle Framelits from the Stamping Up 2016 Occasion Catalog

Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper with Cups and Kettle Framelits from the Stamping Up 2016 Occasion Catalog

So, do you love them as much as I do?  I don’t know if its the color combination or the fact that it has a tea kettle, but I love it.

Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper with Cups and Kettle Framelits from the Stamping Up 2016 Occasion Catalog

NEW Crafternoon Tea Class starting Saturday May 14, 2016 @ 3PM

I’m excited to announce my newest class, Crafternoon Tea.  It will be held here in my Williamsburg, VA stampin studio.  It will be a monthly class.  You’ll have a full service tea party, mini cakes, and mini sandwiches complete with adorable craft projects all while chatting with friends.   Cost: $20

You can RSVP here on my Facebook page or via EventBrite.  Sign up now as space is limited.  Can’t wait to see you there!

Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper with Cups and Kettle Framelits from the Stamping Up 2016 Occasion Catalog

Social Media Stat Tracker- FREE Printable

Social Media Stat Tracker FREE PRINTABLE from StampinFool.com

Hello, Hello.  I have an awesome surprise for you today.  In addition to a sneak peek of the sweetest little friendship project ever that I am going to show you, I have made the best Weekly Social Media Statistics Tracking printable page for you to use in your business. Whether you are a blogger like me, craft show vendor, small creative business owner, or the like this printable is going to be super useful.

I like to keep up with statistics.  In fact, I use the Secret Blogger Business #BlogYeah Planner to keep up with monthly goals, stats, and challenges for myself and my businesses/blogs (yep, I have more than one– and I highly recommend the #BlogYeah Planner).  It has multiple pages for each month, an a really great monthly stat tracking worksheet.  But alas, I am a compulsive stat checker, so I needed something a little more comprehensive.  And when you can’t find one, you make your own.  So I made a printable PDF for you- two ways- to track your important stats.  You’re welcome!

So here’s what I came up with- a weekly stat tracker for your page views, visitors, Facebook Likes, Pinterest followers, Instagram followers, Twitter followers, You Tube subscribers, Mailing list.  The chart goes from now, April 2016- March 2017, weekly quoting stats every Wednesday.  At the end of the document I also included a blank template with a few extra social media blanks to fill in your choice as well as no dates so you can choose the schedule which you wish to track.

And one more bonus, I am adding in a yearly stat tracker for you to use!  Here’s a peek at the trackers. They are beautiful, watercolored, hand lettered with pretty font and cute social media buttons!  You’re going to love using them.  The download link is available below in a PDF.

Social Media Stat Tracker FREE PRINTABLE from StampinFool.com DOWNLOAD IT HERE:  Social Media Stat Tracker– Blank

DOWNLOAD IT HERE: Social Media Stat Tracker– Weekly

DOWNLOAD IT HERE: Social Media Stat Tracker – Monthly for the Year 2016

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Alright, the last thing is that I promised a sneak peek of tomorrow’s project which will just make you squeal!   Eek!  Isn’t it adorable. I just love this little treat holder. I can’t wait to share more photos and the detailed instructions with you tomorrow.

Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper with Cups and Kettle Framelits from the Stamping Up 2016 Occasion Catalog

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