Thursday, June 23, 2016

Fancy Friday- Back to the '80s!

Hey everybody!! You will not believe what are theme this month for Fancy Friday is!! 
This month, we were challenged to go Back to the '80s! What?! This is an awesome theme. But, I'm not gonna lie- it's a hard one! If I had stopped at a challenge blog and this was the theme, I would have closed the page.. LOL!
But as with most challenges, it really pushed me to work and think and I am thrilled with the end result! 

I chose to use the paint splatter background DSP from the Playful Pallet stack. I added that to a black card base. Then, I watercolored three bright colors (Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin Pie) on Watercolor Paper. When that was dry, I splattered some black acrylic paint. I used the new Large Letters Framelits and cut out the word. I added the You Are from Labeler Alphabet. 

And, to be extra fancy (and because it was a Basic Black card base!!) I decorated the inside too! 

I again splattered a Whisper White cardstock piece and added Washi Tape and a sentiment from Thankful Thoughts in Pumpkin Pie. 

So, what do you think? Can you hop back to the 80s? We'd love to see what you create! Before you go, make sure to hop along the rest of the Fancy Friday crew. Next up is my favorite funny Canadian- Cathy Cains




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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mediterranean Cruise- Day 6: Cannes and Nice

Hello everyone! I'm back with another round of photos from our recent Stampin' Up Incentive trip to the Mediterranean Sea! On this day, we landed in Cannes, France (ooh la la!)We didn't book an excursion, so we headed out on our own with the McKays to explore Cannes and Nice. 


Cannes is a very "rich" city and was compared to me with Beverly Hills. We decided to hop on the train and ride over to Nice. But, the walk tot he train station was gorgeous! We kind of wished we had decided to stay in Cannes!


I was excited to ride the train. I haven't ridden a train since my husband was stained in Germany. And we have very fond memories of riding to different cities. 

Luckily for us, Angela speaks French! So, she got us tickets and spoke with (a very snooty) French train station employee and got us to where we needed to go! 

Nice was just as beautiful! The beaches! Just wow! 

There were so many cute shops, but we really just window shopped. 







We put in over 20,000 steps that day just wondering the streets and taking in all the beautiful sights. 



There was one shop that we did go in and I LOVED it! I found several cute things for my kids. I wish I could remember the name!! It was full of bright colored, fun items, some toys, some gifts, some home items. It was so much fun!

Although, I was a bit nervous to venture out on our won (with out a tour group) it was a wonderful day!





 

Thanks for stopping by! You can see all the other posts with Mediterranean Incentive Trip pictures by scrolling all the way down here. 







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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jar of Love Firefly Card

Good morning everyone! I am blogging today from Florida, where I am currently on vacation with my family. We are having a wonderful time at the beach. We stopped in New orleans on the way and the girls loved the swamp tour! It's been a great break from the heat at home and we love spending time as a family. 

Today's card is one I created for an upcoming swap. It features my favorite Jar of Love. 
I stamped the jar on watercolor paper and then did a light watercolor wash in Daffodil Delight. Once it was dry, I stamped the fireflies in Basic Black and colored them in with the Gold Wink of Stella. You can see on the background, I added Gold Wink of Stella on those as well. 

I continued the fireflies on the inside as well! 

Stamps: Jar of Love, Hardwood
Ink: Dapper Denim, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Smokey Slate and Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla, Kraft, Watercolor Paper
Tools: Big Shot, Everyday Jars, Wink of Stella Gold, Aquapainter
Embellishments: Delicate White Doliy





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Friday, June 17, 2016

Stamp Club To Go Project- Popcorn Treat Box

Hello and Happy Friday! 

As you might have guessed, I was excited to see then ew Popcorn Box Thinlit Collection in the new catalog. i LOVE a good 3D project and thinlits make it super easy! 

This one is great. It's small, which prevents you from paying out the nose to fill it, and easy to assemble! I paired it with the new set called Better Together. It does have a coordinating stamp set designed just for the thinlit, but I didn't end up using it. 

Stampin' Up has a great video showing you how to assemble the Popcorn Box. 


I haven't had any time to film any videos myself lately. We were once again leaving for a week tomorrow to meet my parents in Florida. Hopefully, once I get back, I can start a regular filming schedule again. I do have lots of new things planed and even typed and photographed, but I just can't share them quite yet, but stay tuned! July is going to be GREAT! 

Thanks for stopping by! 




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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Birthday Fiesta Downline Meeting and Team Swaps

I recently posted this picture on Facebook with the caption "I wonder how many Stampin' Up products you could fit in this piñata?"

Little did my downline know, but it was already filled with LOTS of brand new product and was patiently waiting for our next team meeting! 
Inside I put new ribbon, doilies, ink spots, ink daubers, Dazzling Details, Stampin' Write Markers, Stampin Sponges, Binder Clips and lots more! It was STUFFED full! 

I also made them a special goodie bag to collect their goods. It was just a pull string piñata (from Amazon) so no basing needed. They were all very calm about it until it broke open and then they were all 8 years old again, diving for the goodies! 


 Here is what one lucky lady got.
 

Next, we had a nacho bar and Fiesta Birthday Make and Takes!

I love doing fun things with my team like this. I think they really loved it too! If you are interested in joining my team, now is a GREAT time! When you buy the Starter Kit for just $99, you get $125 worth of product of your choice plus TWO additional stamp sets!  You can read all the details of the June Starter Kit special below and then read about all the benefits of being on my team here.

We always swap too. Here are some of our swaps from this month. 
Created by Alicia Tafoya.

Created by Jackie Meier.

Created by Teri Hopkins.

Created by Lisa Cunningham.





Created by Jana M. 

Created by Heather G. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 



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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Italian Tic Tack Sliders- Places You'll Go and Labeler Alphabet

While in Italy on the Stampin' Up Incentive Trip, I found some Italian Tic Tacs. They had the Italian Flag on them. I bought as many as I could find to being back to my downline as a little memento.  


I used the new Places You'll Go globe to create the main image. I water colored it using Real Red and Gumboil green. 

I added the "Grazie" with the Labeler Alphabet on Velum cardstock. 


I gave them out at last night's meeting. It was a fun little swap and I couldn't wait to show off the Italian Colored treat! 





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