Friday, February 27, 2015

Make 8 Cards In 30 Minutes ---> Freebie Friday #55

How great is this Paper Pumpkin kit?  I love it.  It's such fun.  If you are not already signed up for Paper Pumpkin, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?  Ok maybe you don't like the idea of getting a kit of stuff that is a mystery.  I get that.  However, I must say I didn't think I would like it and it turns out I LOVE IT.  I really like being surprised each month by this little kit of fun.  I am not thrilled with every single kit (those I can give to a kiddo for a gift)
{PS. Those are the months you won't see a blog post from me about the kit, lol}  

This months kit was AWESOME!  I am always sending thank you cards or doing little thank you gifts for people.

I thought it would be fun to send one of these thank you's with a gift inside to the next 5 people that order from me.  YAY!  I have them setting aside ready to go.  So either sign up for Paper Pumpkin or place an online order with me and I will get one of these cute cards in the mail to you, along with a SURPRISE goodie.

Look how CUTE!  Wanna see more and how I put it together?  Just watch the video below.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

How Country Girls Blog

This is how country girls blog.  Yep here I am hanging out with the hubby on a "date night" and talking to YOU.   I love being outside, and I love that my "job" if you can call it that allows me to be outside and work at the same time.  Even though I don't have an outside job.
Here is the hubs making our fire.  We were burning brush at a neighbors house.  Was a nice evening.  As the sun set I took a few more photos of the fire.  They turned out kind of cool.  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

3 Ways to Use a Mini Coffee Cup Holder.... Wowza Wednesday #25

I found the original idea for this here.  Looks like a cool coffee shop.  Anyway I thought I bet I could make one of those!  So I set off on my little mission to make a mini coffee cup holder.  It really wasn't that hard at all.  I used a 6x12 sheet of Flashback Designer Series Paper and a couple of punches.  If you want to order some of these cups you can do that HERE.

Here is the scene in Gilmore Girls that I got the idea for my sentiment.  I used Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps to create the sentiment.  I LOVE Gilmore Girls.  I've watched the entire series about 5 times.  Seriously one of the cutest shows ever made.  You've gotta watch it on Netflix if you've never seen it.

Ok here is your step by step tutorial on how to make this adorable holder.  If that isn't enough you can click on the video below and watch how I made it.  It's about a 5 minute project!  Super cute and fun.

Alright!  Here are your 3 ideas for using this mini coffee cup holder:
1} Just as seen here.  You could put coffee candies in the cups and give them as a gift.

2} Use floral paper for your holder and put seeds in the cups and give them to a friend as a gift.

3} These would make a super cute party favor for a bridal shower.  Especially a brunch.  You could decorate them the color of the wedding.

Need some of the supplies you see here???  Then order them from ME ME ME!  You can click on the images below to order from my online store.  I always send Thank You cards for my orders and I so appreciate it :) (so does my family)

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Monday, February 23, 2015

A Manly Kind of Card - SSINK Challenge

Could this be more manly?  The answer I am looking for is no.  In case you were wondering.  No frills, no flowers, no sparkles.  Just dirty, grungy, one layer manly cardness.  Yes I said cardness.  It's a new word.  

The hubs is turning 40 this year. WHAT!?  I can't believe my husband will be 4-0.  I mean he is as hunky and wonderful as ever.  I think that the older dudes get the better they get.  Like a fine wine.  Why doesn't it work that way with women?  A mans wrinkles or smile lines as I like to call them, distinguish him.  Think Hugh Jackman, Harrison Ford... Um yum.  But a woman.  Not so much we get baggy and haggy. lol.  Or maybe this is just my perception. 

Ok I digress - I will let you chew on that and tell me what you think.  Let's move on to what we are really hear for which is the details of this card.  OH and don't forget to go over to Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration to check out everyone else's manly cards.

I really love how this card turned out.  I am pretty new at painting and changing stuff to look totally different.  SO, when I get something that looks cool I get really excited.

Here are my Tips & Tricks for this kind of card making:

  • Definitely test out how the inks paints will work together on a scratch piece of paper.  Something you don't care about.
  • Use Gesso paint in to create the effect of an added layer.
  • Start small.  Use small drips of ink and add more as you go.  That way you don't mess it up and can just keep adding.  But you can't really take away.
Alright here is a video for you.  I am such a visual learner I always think doing videos for you all is the best thing I can do.

Here are the supplies you need to create this card.  You can order most of these items in my online store by clicking on the images below.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Mini Coffee Cups - Fun with a Friend

My friend Katina and I ordered a whole bunch of these mini coffee cups.  I really think they are so adorable.  They are only 4oz.  You can buy the coffee cups HERE.  ANYHOO, we decided we should decorate them up and share them with YOU lovely people.

Let us know how you like them.  Leave me a comment and then go to Katina's blog and leave her a comment.

This cup I made for my top 10 in sales on my team.  Then I packed seeds inside the cup and put soil in a bag so that they could plant a beautiful sunflower and watch it grow.  The cups are made for liquids so they work perfect for putting a plant in with water.  I used the From The Garden stamp set and framelits to stamp these cups and cut out the garden label.

Ok this one is super fun.  I made it using the For Peeps Sake stamp set and the 2" circle punch.  Just so happened that the 2" punch fits perfectly over the top of the coffee cup lid. 

This is a super cute fun coffee cup holder.  You can come back on Wednesday and I will show you how I made it.  I love love love how it turned out.  Do you watch Gilmore Girls?  Have you ever seen it?  Well Lorelai says "Coffee Coffee Coffee" in one of the episodes and this is where I got the idea for the sentiment.  I used a Lawn Fawn stamp set you can see that HERE.

I hope you enjoyed this little gallery of mini coffee cups.  I really enjoyed decorating them.  I hope you buy some and do something fun with them.  If you do make sure you email me and share it with me.

Here are all the supplies I used to make these cups.  You can click on them to order from my online store.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Butterfly Basics Simple Stamping Freebie #54

This is the second card this week that I have shared with you using the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  I just love it.  I can't help myself.  It really is one of the prettiest stamp sets in the Stampin' UP! Occasions Catalog.  I have so much fun using it.  I NEVER have enough birthday cards.  Do you all have that problem?  Running out of birthday cards right when you need them.  So annoying.  

My sweet sister in law has a birthday this week and I think I will give her this card.  But I am also going to have to make her a mean card.  Yes, I said it.  A mean card.  She's older than me by a couple of years and I really enjoy reminding her of that.  So I thought I would give her two cards this year :) MUWAHAHAHA!

Tips & Tricks
  • When you background stamp this card make sure to use the super light Pink Pirouette ink.  It's so subtle which ends up making it really stand out.  So weird how that works.
  • Stamp your butterflies FIRST and then cut them out :) Much easier to do it that way.  
Here is a video I did for you!  I hope you enjoy it.  Don't forget that Sale A Bration is going on right now.  

Wanna know how you can get the most product for your money and FREE Sale A Bration items?  Yeah you do!  PURCHASE the Starter Kit.  No! You don't have to do some crazy workshop or attend some crazy meeting.  And we only make you sacrifice a chicken on your first visit (Steel Magnolias)  You can just purchase the starter kit and enjoy the 20% discount on all your own orders.  Plus be part of my team which is so incredibly awesome and fun.  Go ahead.  Do it.  You get $125 in product for just $99 plus tax and SHIPPING IS FREE on the kit.  PLUS you get to choose 2 FREE Sale A Bration items.  How cool is that!?

Here are the supplies I used on my card. Hope you enjoy.  If you need them... don't just BUY them, put them in the starter kit that you customize.  You get more for your money that way!

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