Happy Thanksgiving


I hope you and your family have a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend.

I am going to be spending time enjoying family, food and Christmas decorating (of course that starts the day after thanksgiving)

Make sure to visit me starting Monday November 30th for the 12 Days Of Christmas tutorials!  12 days of free printable tutorials and videos.

Don’t forget the awesome Online Extravaganza is happening now!  You have until November 30th to take advantage of all the amazing deals.  Click the image below to check out what is still available.


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Grand Vacation Achievers November Blog Hop: 3D Glasses Not Needed

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Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop.  We are excited you joined us.

If you are just stopping by my blog for the first time, welcome.  I hope you stay a while, kick off your shoes and look around.

grand vacation achievers 3D project

I really love how this Christmas Gift Bag turned out.  I used the gift bag punch board from Stampin’ UP! to create the bag.

All the details on how to create this bag are in the printable tutorial below.


The video below gives you a quick overview on how to put this bag together.  However if you want full instruction on how to use the gift bag punch board you should watch THIS VIDEO.

You can purchase any of the supplies I used to create these by clicking on the images below.

Here are all the awesome blog hoppers.  You don’t want to miss out on this blog hop.  Such talented people involved in this hop.


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Online Extravaganza Sale & A Fun Tag


This years Online Extravaganza from Stampin’ UP! does not disappoint.  I am super excited about all the fun stuff there is for sale.  I am giving a free gift for every ordered placed between November 23rd and November 30th!

Please remember… if you select NO CONTACT I will not know you ordered from me and can’t send you a free gift.

I created a video for you showcasing a few of the products on sale.  NOTE: ITEMS ARE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!!!


christmas tagables

The supplies I used to create this tags are listed below.  Just click on the images to order then in my online store.  Several of these items are on sale and you will see the discount when you add them to your order.
FYI – The bundle of Christmas Tagables and Scalloped Tag Topper punch is only on sale for 24 Hours on Monday November 30th!
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Stampin’ UP! 2016 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek Haul & Online Extravaganza



First!  YAY Stampin’ UP! for hosting this awesome sale! WOO HOO.


If you place an order with me you will get a free gift in the mail with your thank you card!  Don’t miss out!

I also wanted to show you some of the new products you have to look forward to in January.  EEKS!  So exciting.  See my haul video below.

Hope you have a great weekend (my hubby and daughter are both sick, say a prayer that I avoid it)

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Super Hero Bookmarks

super hero bookmarks

As you saw on Monday’s blog post (click here to see it), we took a little girls trip to Disneyland.

We are on the road home today.

A great gift for the kiddos were some books to read on the long ride.  And with a  good book you need a cute bookmark.

I made these bookmarks using the Mama Elephant Tiny Heroes stamp set.  Very fitting for my little daughter and her cousins.

Here is the video on how I created these bookmarks.

Dimensions of the paper for the bookmark are:  Base piece (polka dot) piece 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″, Silver glimmer paper 2-1/4″ x 2″, basic black card stock 2″ 1-3/4″ 
Here are the Stampin’ UP! supplies I used to make these book marks.

Here are the NON Stampin’ UP! products I used to create these bookmarks.

Bookmark Sleeves from Clear Bags

Sleeve Fuse Tool

Mama Elephant Tiny Heroes Stamp Set

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Disney Or Bust

disney or bust bag

We arrived in Anaheim on Saturday evening.  The drive from San Diego was nice.

I made these bags full or treats for Macie and Sadie.  They really loved getting a bag.  I sent the second bag with Abby and Ally.

We drove two separate cars because I was going to San Diego for the Stampin’ UP! OnStage Local event before heading to Anaheim.

Here are all the goodies I put in the bag.  (I actually ended up adding more goodies, after I took this pic LOL)

disney or bust treats

I hope you enjoy the video.  This is a super simple goodie bag using some of the fun alphabet stamp sets from Stampin’ UP!

Supplies used on these projects:

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Clear Shaker Card Tutorial

clear christmas shaker card

When I first saw Jennifer McGuire make a clear shaker card I knew instantly I had to make some.  Seriously, the night I watched her You Tube video I ordered the Fuse Tool and Avery Elle clear envelopes so I could make these.

Of course a month or more passed before I got around to actually creating them, but I did get around to it and that’s what matters.  Right!?

The card I posted above is for my hubby for Christmas.  And the one below here is for my cousin Shannon for her baby shower. ( I am so excited she’s having her second baby)

clear baby shaker card

I created this one as a wintery baby card because I am throwing her a baby shower in the theme of Baby It’s Cold Outside.  Snow Baby was the perfect sentiment to make this card fit her baby shower.

All the supplies I used for both cards are listed below the video.

On a side note, since I am on my way to San Diego right now…. If you want to follow along with my adventures make sure you follow me on INSTAGRAM by clicking HERE.

Here are the supplies for the Merry Christmas Penguin clear shaker card.

Here are the supplies for the Snow Baby clear shaker card.

Sleeve Fuse Tool

Avery Elle Envelopes

Xyron Sticker Maker Machine

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Christmas Tree Shaker Card

christmas tree shaker card

I LOVE how this christmas tree shaker card turned out.  I am obsessed with shaker cards and I’m not embarrassed to admit it.  I actually have to restrain myself from making only shaker cards, I figure you might get bored with that.

I love glittery pretty stuff.  So any time I can add extra shine and glitz to a card I am a happy girl.

You can see all the details on how I created this card by watching the video below.

Here are the supplies I used to create this card.  You can click on the images below to order them in my online store.

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Flurry of Wishes from A Christmas Cutie

flurry of wishes elf card

I used the Flurry of Wishes stamp set to create a background for this card.  The Christmas Cuties stamp set has the perfect little elf for my card.  You can order these stamp sets in my online store, just look at the bottom of the blog post.

I colored the elf using copic markers.

You can catch all the details on my you tube video.

You can order any of the products I used by clicking on the images below.  I always send a thank you card to those that place an order with me, because I appreciate your business.

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A Curvy Kind of Santa

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I love the curvy keepsakes die and I rarely use it.  I used it A LOT when I first got it and I wore myself out on it.  I am sure you can relate.

In the spirit of Sharing Handmade Kindness I wanted to make these santa’s for my family members that are coming over to make christmas tags with me tonight.

I also used the Christmas Tagables stamp set from Stampin’ UP!.  I actually thought this set had retired but HOORAY you can still order it.  Click here if you want to get yours.

Enjoy the video with all the details on how you can create this also.

I just had to share this as well.  I made these for gifts to give to family and friends in response to Jennifer McGuire’s family and friends #sharehandmadekindness challenge.  If you want all the details on this challenge you can check it out by clicking HERE.
I found these yummy pumpkin candles at TJ Max.  I love that store.

pumpkin candles

I used the All Boxed Up kit to put these in.

all boxed up kit share handmade kindness

Here are all the supplies I used to create the Curvy Santa Box.