Pop Up Box Cards + Video

One of the littles in our family had a birthday this last week, and I thought it would be fun to create something different for her.  After I completed her’s I decided I wanted to film this for you all as well.

Check out today’s video below or watch it on YouTube HERE. 









  This is the one I filmed for you!  I used the Charlotte Workshop Your Way kit.  All of the things shown are from there, with the exception of the elements I stamped and die cut from Springtime Wishes stamp set and Thin Cuts.




This is the one I created for lil Emma Bell.  I used the SOTM for February  Balloon Animals.  I thought that was perfect for a sweet lil 3 year old! 

I paired it with papers from the Kaleidoscope paper pack. 



I hope she loves this!! 



Thanks for the visit today.  We are busy with Ball again tonight and tomorrow, and then gearing up for the Super Bowl on Sunday!  Who you rootin’ for?  I have to say, I hope the Broncos win so my house is pleasant!  lol  

So stop back Sunday for the Share the Love Blog Hop!!

Bright Valentine

Hey friends!!

I just shared the January Happenings on my blog, so make sure you scroll down to see them!


Today I am sharing a fun card I made for the latest Color My Heart Challenge.


I used masking tape to tape off the white middle portion on the card.  Then I stamped the flower images from the La Vie En Rose stamp set. You could use any flower stamp set with this technique. 

I was so happy that these two inks showed  up in the mail last week, Thistle and Pixie.   




That is all for today.  I am editing a fun video for you all now, so I hope to have that up soon.  I have  a lot going on this week and weekend on the blog, so stay tuned! 

February Happenings!

Hey there!

Did you guys enjoy the SOTM Blog Hop?  What a fun set!


This is a very fun set, and I have a couple more projects ready for you with this set for the month! 



This month’s Promotion is a fun one!!  When you purchase this special Stamp Set, CTMH will donate $7 to Operation Smile!  CTMH has been a partner with Operation Smile for quite some time.  I am excited that they have offered up another fun stamp set for you to help support their efforts!! 

Check out the Operation Smile portion of the webpage HERE. 


Share The Love

This is the other stamp set, that is available in the regular catalog. 



 I have updated my Etsy Shop this week with Valentine's.  Check it out HERE.

I do not have any classes planned for February.  I need to get through the rest of basketball season, and regroup.  I will try to get something ready for March!  Smile 


Have a great Wednesday!

February SOTM Blog Hop - Balloon Animals

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

We will be featuring February's SOTM, which is Balloon Animals, a set of 14 stamps. If you have come here from Chris Robertson's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.



This month we have over 35 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!


These images are super fun to work with, but I really wanted to make them pop without being too childish.  I stamped each image and fussy cut them out.  I added some Wink of Stella to each too, well, just because!! 


I embossed a variety of the images on the white, in clear embossing powder for some added texture on the card. 

Balloon Animals stamp set; White Daisy and Glacier cardstock; Glacier and Sorbet ink, random ribbon, embossing powder and tools.

Now "Hop" on over to Dana Kessler's s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the February SOTM is only available until the 29th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!



Here are some more projects I have made using this Stamp of the Month...

(link to other posted projects here - TBA)

2 Step Stamping & Rock N Roll Techniques

I have has these cards and video ready for a while now, but due to other things happening, I didn't get them posted til the last minute!!  You can still get this stamp set TODAY!  Or if you have this set, here is some fun techniques for this set.

First is 2 Step Stamping and second is the Rock N Roll Technique. 

Check out the video below on HERE on YouTube. 


Here are the two fun cards I created.  I used some basic Kraft cardstock as the base, and paired with papers from the La Vie En Rose paper packs. 


That is all from me for the weekend.  We are busy Sunday - so much for enjoying a weekend peeps!  HA!  Oh well... Gotta love life!

Tomorrow the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop goes live, so make sure you pop back here Tuesday AM for that.  The Bazaar was great, but I have some cards and I think the best way if to put them on Etsy.  So that is my plan for this week.  Get them up there! 


For now, enjoy YOUR weekend! 






January Stamp Club Cards

Hi friends,

I had this idea in December after our Monthly Stamp Club party, to share the cards here with you all.  The ladies in our group are all super talented in their cards.  I explain more in the video! 





Bonny's Stampin Up Site

All Boxed Up Kit - Mary made

All comments left here or on YouTube will be shared with the ladies at the next club meeting!! 


I am home from work today, but heading out to help my mom.  I wasn't sure where she would be at today so I planned to have the day off to help.  As it turns out, she is doing SO AMAZING!!  It's truly a blessing that we are all thankful for.  So I am just going to take her into town and help her get a few things done this morning.  Then tackle a few things at home.

Tomorrow, McKinley and I are headed to a Sweethearts Bazaar in Glasgow to sell cards and other items.  I have over 180 regular cards plus some other items!!  I have never done this bazaar, but I have done others in Glasgow that have been really good for me. 

I will take lots of pictures and share on Monday.  And I think IF there is anything left, I might re do my etsy store. 


Enjoy your Friday friends!!


CTMH Calendars with Katina Martinez

Hi there friends, I did not fall off the planet.  We had a family emergency this last weekend and I ended up flying out of town with my mom to the hospital.  As crazy as it all was, she had surgery on Tuesday and was HOME last night.  That can only be a God thing. Praise!  (My family update plans didn't go as planned.  There you go again, with God's planning.  LOL) 

We are all back to our regular schedules now, so I thought I would pop on and share something fun!


I am sharing with you a video from a friend of mine.  I found Katina on YouTube and I love her videos.  She’s a Stampin Up demo, but she has a love for all companies like me!  Smile 

She has been creating these calendars for her family members each year, using the CTMH calendar.  I thought I was pretty awesome, and she agreed to let me share it with you. 


Check out her video below, and then head over to her  blog post to view more fun projects!  I’ve been inspired to do this as well this year, for my mom. 


The My Creations Calendars are only $9.95.   They are 12" by 12", and spiral bound.  They can also easily be taken off the binding and added to your 12x12 albums at the end of the year, making them a great keepsake! 



I have quite a few other things in the works for you all.  I hope to get another video up tonight for tomorrow.  And then back to it next week.  Thanks for your patience, and for the visit today!! 

Life Updates

Hi there friends!!

 Happiest of Fridays! 

Family Updates

We are still in mid season of regular high school ball... but NO GAMES this weekend!  Praise!!  Tonight we are celebrating my great Aunt's 97th birthday.  Tomorrow I am hosting my Card Buffet and we might head to town for another birthday party. But otherwise, I feel so free!!  HA!! 

Both RC and McKinley are starting up their travel teams, and are excited, even if it's just beginning. 

I do think, that by mid April, I might have a free weekend of EVERYTHING sports related.  Tis the Season of life, right?  I wouldn't want anything else. 

I do have to say, tho, it's really cut into my watching of The Walking Dead and being caught up on the series before the new episodes air.  HA.  I am hoping for some Netflix and Crafts tomorrow.  HA!! 


Have you all found the Adult Coloring books?  I picked up this one at Walmart and I have to say, it's fun to have.  This particular night, RC was working on a lot of homework, and rather than play on my Kindle, I colored.   


Speaking of Netflix, have you watching Making a Murderer?  Thoughts?  We have two episodes left, and while I know it's from HIS point of view, it's still got me fired up!! 



Healthy Living Update

As I shared at the beginning of the year, I kicked things up in 2015 regarding my weight and health.  Since the New Year, our school group joined up with the Shape Up MT program.  Last year, even though I helped little, we won the weight loss group for the whole state!!  Plus, I got to know some of the other staff that I didn't know as well, due to our get togethers!    So I am looking forward to that.  One of them is currently doing the Sugar Detox I did this summer, and I planned to do that along with her but I wasn't very good the first week.  This week has been A LOT better!  Phew!

So not much to share as terms of loss or anything, but I want to keep updated on this on here.  I am also contemplating doing a Facebook Challenge group on the benefits of detoxing from Sugar.  I think after Super Bowl.  HA!  And I'll post here.






McKinley and I made these cute Fairy Jars thanks to Pinterest.  Now she is addicted!! 





Thank you for the visit.  Have a great day!! Have an amazing WEEKEND!!  BE FREE!! 

Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop

Today we are sharing some great new products that are available from the new Seasonal Expressions catalog.

You should be coming here from Lela N's blog.    The blog hop is a big loop, but if you get lost, you can find a full list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

I had SO many things on my wish list to share with you, but I decided to go with one of the new stamp sets. (I have a hard time focusing on anything else peeps.) I choose the Woodland Romance to share with you today!

This is a super fun set with a good variety of images. 


When I saw this heart, I knew that it needed to be heat embossed.  This image pairs up with the Artistry cart from CTMH as well.  I used the dimensions given and then made one just a smidge bigger to mat the white heart on. 

I finished the card with some scraps of my Valentine stash paper and used my embossing folders for the white background. 





I was also really happy to see the deer image in the set, as it also pairs with the Artistry cart.  I didn't know what else to do with that cut on the cartridge. 



Here is a few other images stamped from the set and a close up of the head. The paper I paired this with is from the White Pines collections... did you know you could still use that on a Valentine card?  Hee Hee


I hope you enjoyed my additions to the blog hop.  Check out all of the new things in the Seasonal Expressions HERE on my webstore.  

Then take off to the next stop on the hop, Jennifer Dykstra.


Have a great day!!

My Heart is Full

Hey there everyone!!


I am playing along with another challenge today!  And adding more to my Valentine Stash.

I am going to a Sweetheart’s Bazaar next Saturday to sell some cards.  I have quite a stash, but I want to make sure I have a good selection of each type.  It’s funny the type of cards I make stick to Birthday, Thank You and Coffee themed. ha!   I need to get in gear with some Wedding, Congrats and sadly, Sympathy. 

Color Challenge

Today I am playing with the Color Dare Challenge, which was a lot of greys.  I do love white on white cards, but to add some black and grey was trickier!  However, the paper from the La Vie En Rose pack.  I stamped the sentiment from La Vie En Rose Workshop on the Go stamp set.   I really felt like it needed a heart on the front there, but I knew I couldn’t use red.  Then I spotted the silver glitter paper I had and added that. 



Thanks for the visit today!!  Enjoy your Tuesday!!.