Simple Slim DIY Box For Frixion Pens: Gifts For Friends Series Part 3

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This DIY Box for Friction Pens is so perfect for giving gifts in.  I have created a FREE Tutorial it is exclusive to those that are subscribed to get FREE Tutorials from me.

You can sign up at the bottom of this blog post or the top of the screen to get my free emails with tutorials.  I will be emailing this out Monday August 3rd so make sure you are on my list before then to get this tutorial.

Here are two videos on the gifts I made.  I really love how these turned out.  You can click on the images in the supply list below to order them.

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Here are the supplies I used to create these gifts.

 

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DIY Box For DVD’s or Stamp Sets: Gifts For Friends Series Part 2

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Creating a box for DVD’s or stamp sets ended up being much easier than I thought it would be.

I designed these boxes to hold two stamp sets stacked on top of each other.

The beauty of this is that you can use this box for DVD’s also.

Christmas time will be a perfect time to create these boxes and put a couple of movies in for someone.  Easy gift, and great unisex gift.  I always need those for white elephant gifts at Christmas.

The Simply Scored tool is an essential crafting tool if you enjoy making boxes or like creating your own gift wrapping.  Make sure you ordered it soon so you have it in time for making Christmas boxes.

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Due to technically difficulties the printable tutorial is not here.  Please check back. CLICK HERE —-> DVD BOX PRINTABLE TUTORIAL

You can watch the video on how I put this together here.  The supply list for the box I created is below the video.

Just click on the images in the supply list to order.
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Stampin’ UP! Convention 2015 Swap Cards + Incredible Card Ideas

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Stampin’ UP! Convention is the best place to get tons of great card ideas and business ideas.

The creativity that is generated under one roof and the amount of joy felt over paper crafting is pretty much crazy.

Today I have a bazillion card ideas for you.  Yes, a BAZILLION.  Hope you enjoy.  The photos are not all spectacular because I was taking them while on the go at Convention.

This week will be jam packed with fun ideas!  Make sure you are signed up to get my free tutorials because I am giving away an exclusive tutorial this week that you won’t want to miss out on.

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DIY Gift Wrapping using Muslin Bags: Gifts For My Friends Series Part 1

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Since this was the very last year for Stampin’ UP Convention I knew I had to go all out for the two team members that joined me at Convention, Katina + Dreamia.

Each time we would leave the house we rented I would have my Mom (who went with us) put gifts on their pillows.

Above is the cute muslin bag that I masked and sponged to create a fun and special treat.

The process is so easy to make bags like this.  You can get the masks + bags in my online store.  All the supplies for the bags are listed below my video.

Here is the supply list.  Click on any of the images below to order.
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Stampin’ UP! Convention Day 3 – Headed Home

Life can throw you some real curve balls sometimes.

Katina + I traveled to Utah with my Mom and her friend Candy.  We had an amazing road trip to Utah.

However, my poor Mom got sick and spent the entire time icky sick (the kind you don’t want to discuss), and poor Candy spent the time taking care of Mom.

SO they ended up having to leave a day early and Katina and I ended up having to book last minute flights home.

It’s been crazy.  But when life gives you lemons you have to find a way to make lemonade.

As Rich Jutkins (the COO of Stampin’ UP!) said at the closing session of convention.  Life is 10% circumstances and 90% how you deal with them.

You have to make a choice to roll with the punches and just go with it.

Katina and I are headed for California today.  And on the lemonade side of things I will make it home in time to go to the Amador County Fair with Macie, which I was devastated to miss out on.

There is always a silver lining, you just have to look for it.

Oh and Mom is doing better.

Here are some really fun photos of my friends and great samples from my last day at convention.

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Lydia Fiedler is the crazy cat lady.

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The amazing and talented Ronda Wade

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I got to meet Robyn from My Pink Stamper

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Having a sequin on your toe at the end of convention seems perfectly normal.  The life of a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator!

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Stampin’ UP! Convention Day 2

Convention was really awesome yesterday.  We had some fun business classes and got to watch some really fun presentations.

Today’s blog post will just be loaded with photos from the last two days of convention.

Enjoy!  And Don’t forget about my CONVENTION SPECIAL –> Click HERE For DETAILS!

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All three of us won a Prize Patrol

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Dawn and Rich Griffith are the coolest people ever. Love hanging with them

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Three fabulous ladies

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Lyssa Zwolanek is one cool cat

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Got to meet a fellow blogger and, Raquelle Clifton

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Brian King is the funniest demonstrator ever! Sorry Lydia

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Bonnie Farley and I showing our best

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Sean Douglass and I making faces. Interim CEO’s hubby. Yeah, he’s kind of a big deal.

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Some fun samples. They are dark but they are on screen.

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Patty Bennett and I on stage for the Grand Vacation

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Cute card swap I got.

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Another adorable card swap

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Fun 3D Swap with the weirdest thing inside, dental floss. HAHA!

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A DinoRRIFIC 3D swap I just love it

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How fun is this bookmark! I want to make a million of them

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Isn’t this a beautiful sample. This was created by Interim CEO, Sara Douglass

Hope you enjoyed the pictures.  I will be back tomorrow with more for you.

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Stampin’ UP! Convention Day 1 – Founders Circle Swaps + Did I make it in again?

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Yesterday was AMAZING!

Stampin’ UP! Convention in Utah kicked off about 9am.  Just before convention started I met with some of my Stampin’ UP! friends and swapped cards.

The cards below are for the Founders Circle swap.  I admire these ladies so much.  They work so hard at what the do.

Here is the video of my swap:

Here are some fun pics from our day at convention.

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Dreamia Toloso, Katina Martinez + I catching a fun selfie with the Inspire Create Share sign

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Two ladies that I really admire Jan Wakeland + Sandy Hancock. It feels pretty awesome to be able to call them friends.

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My awesome upline Patty Bennett. Love her lots.

The day was followed by an evening of Awards.  I brought my Mom and her friend Candy along to Stampin’ UP! awards night.  I knew I would earn a few awards and I wanted my Mom to be there to see me earn them.

The big surprise each year is…. Did I earn Founders Circle?  Founders Circle is the top 100 demonstrators in the nation.  I have achieved this prestigious award the last two years and was hoping and praying to pull it in again this year.

Well…….. I did earn Founders Circle.  I can’t believe it.  Every time I have earned this prestigious award I am in awe.  I am so thankful to my friends and family and customers and my awesome Luvly Stamper Team.

 

Everything about the first day at convention was amazing.  What a blessing it is to work for a company you love and do what you love every day, and then be rewarded for it.

Thank you so much for your love and support you all help me achieve the wonderful awards I earn.

And now I lay me down to sleep because it’s 11:48pm and I have to be up early…. Goodnight JohnBoy.

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Stampin’ UP! Convention 2015 SPECIAL + ROAD TRIP

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Yes it’s that time of year again.  I am headed off to Stampin’ UP! Convention to have a blast, learn new stuff + mingle with other Stampin’ UP! demos.

This year is extra special because I am taking my Mom and her friend Candy with us.

We are ROAD TRIPPING it to Utah.

Katina Martinez is heading up with us as well.  Make sure you check out her blog and see what she’s posting about.

You can follow me on INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK by clicking HERE and HERE.  I will be posting a LOT of photos over the next few days.

Since I am away I wanted to offer a Convention special.  Anyone that places an online order with me of $50 or more while I am in Utah (July 22-July 25th) will receive a goodie bag of fun stuff in the mail from me when I return.

Make sure you check back each day to see Convention highlights and the fun stuff we are up to.

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Place your order online by clicking the image below:

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Keep checking back on my blog to see all the fun stuff I have going on this week.

Here is the video I created for you using the tag a bag accessory kit from Stampin’ UP!


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There’s a Club For People Like Us!

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I have been talking about Stamp Luvers Club the entire month of July!  That’s because it’s going to be epic.  I am so excited to have it start.

We are on the count down now.  Have you joined yet?

If you want all the details check it out by clicking HERE.

Today’s card was designed for Stampin’ UP! Convention Card Swaps.  You can check out the video below.

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Simple Bookmark Great Kids Project

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This simple bookmark project is perfect for kids.  You can have so much fun with it and make tons of different designs.

I used Stampin’ UP! products of course to design these.  However you could really use anything you have around the house.

I got the bookmark sleeves at www.clearbags.com.  They are really inexpensive and a very nice quality.

*** I mis spoke in the video.  The bookmark sleeves are $16 for 100 and here is the info: 2 5/8″ x 4 1/2″ Hanging Vinyl Bookmark Sleeve (100 Pieces)***

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After creating a video for you with a fairly simple book mark.  I then created a little bit more complicated bookmarks by adding confetti and sequins to some.

bookmarks using the cherry on top designer paperI used the FUSE TOOL by We R Memory Keepers to close the top of the bookmark.  I got this tool on amazon, you can click the link HERE.   Even the kiddos can do this part but I would supervise if I were you.

Here is the video on the super simple bookmark.


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Make sure if you attend convention that you find me and get a bookmark from me as a thank you for being a blog follower :)
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