Friday, October 24, 2014

And there's more, BOXES galore!

Here's a little bit more from Door #1.  I couldn't wait to get my hands on the NEW Gift Box Punch Board Box (say that 5 times fast, I dare ya) and our NEW cardstock from the Holiday Mini that is designed to be the perfect weight to use with this great new tool!  I just want to warn you ahead of time, these are highly ADDICTIVE!  You make one and smile and shove it to the side to move on to the next one, and the next and the next ... then you start to feel bad about it, so you come back to each one to decorate and finish them off in style!

Here's a few that I chose to decorate holiday themed from my Boxes & Bags Vignette!  Enjoy!

I will take some individual pictures and add those in if you're interested in any close ups, let me know!

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

More from Door #1


I had made a cute little folded chevron bag a long time ago, or a few months ago at least and my team loved it so when I was working on this display and trying to cover many occasions, and to show samples with all of the available styles of bags we offer, I just had to make one more!

Here's my Little Pocket Guy, all ready for Valentine's or any other LOVE giving day that pops up!

The THREE as separate pieces
The card I just made to fit inside the front little fold over pocket
I stamped the hearts and then hand trimmed around the edges and
adhered a piece of red cardstock to the inside front panel so card still stands
Here is the bag as a stand alone, all of the hearts are adhered to the front of the pocket and the
greeting is popped up, ribbon slipped around and up through one hole punch and then tie a bow,
hand sewn after the ribbon because I wanted it secured a bit, but you could sew the seams first
Close up and at an angle to show you the two pockets
close up of the sewing to create the font folded pocket
Loved this greeting and our new clothespin clips!
I used the new heart border punch on the front and back of the top edge
and just inserted a strip of red card stock to each edge for color and support!
Gotta have treats!  Easy cello bag and topper with a decorative shape framelit & embossing folder

And there ya have it!  Congratulations if you scrolled all the way down through all of the pictures!

Hope to see you back here tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

INKstravaganza Displays! Door #1

Just kidding, it's not a door!  In my head I was thinking of do you want what's behind door #1 or door #2 ...?  think it was from an old game show or something...!  Anyhow, moving along!  One of the other things that I did for my team of gals that earned the day was to create a table full of NEW displays.  Things I made and shared with them first, remember that big gap of time where I wasn't blogging ... well I was stamping but wasn't posting pics because I wanted it to be NEW for them to see FIRST!

So when I went to Boise, ID earlier in the year, one of the (MANY) things I loved from Becky's event was the way she create vignettes for displays and even used suitcases which I happen to have already at home, so even back in April I think it was, I was already plotting my Oct event!  Thanks to my sweet friend for her awesome generosity and creativeness!

Here's a picture of my "Bags & Boxes" Vignette!

I wanted to showcase some of the new products we offer in both the catalog and holiday mini (let's be real, it's a maxi) and I just sat down and created!   CASE'ng here (curvy keepsake framelit boxes) and there (top right bag, my at home version of one they received at Founder's Circle) but a lot of just personal creative stamping time!  If you get in a rut, I highly recommend to just put on some music and stamp, stamp for fun, stamp for yourself, and feel the rush as you start to see your own creativity be released.  It brings back the WHY we LOVE doing this business!

Here is a close up of the Curvy Keepsake Boxes.  These were found on Pinterest and everywhere else, this Thinlit Die is making waves everywhere!!  Think a lot of these might have been from Lynn S but seriously there are so many photos out there I really cannot recall who the originator might have been, but it wasn't me for these!

Come back tomorrow as I will continue to post additional close ups of the other items as well as work my way around the table to all of the vignettes!

If you want more info or perhaps to buy your own Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit die, you can order one HERE


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Weekly Deals, thru 10-24

It's Tuesday so that means we have NEW WEEKLY DEALS to enjoy for the next week!  There are some really great items, I can't wait to get this cute little stamp set!  It's been on my wish list and now it's on sale!  And if you don't have these embossing folders, ya better snag those now too!  Can't wait to get my goodies and start coloring with our Blendabilities markers!!

Here's a couple of cute samples from Pinterest to get the ideas going!
Toucan Cutie. I like the design of this—embossing on one side, the little edgelit peeking out, the rounded corner. - SUO100 - This little set is just the CUTEST!!!  It's the 100th SUO challenge this time and we were to use any of the previous challenges.  I chose #77 - Happy Birthday (so I could use this cute little dinosaur!).  All the details on my blog.  Set:  Little Buddy Birthday

You can check these out in my store by CLICKING HERE and thanks for shopping with me. If you'd like a personal hostess code (free, easy, good for 30 days - combine orders over time and receive hostess benefits when you reach $150 or more in orders)

And while you're there be sure to check out the brand new HOLIDAY SUPPLEMENT as there are a few great items to grab while supplies last!  New PROJECT LIFE December Daily Kit, Album & Accessory Pack!!  A few new stamp sets too!!  Simply Stars Kit - super cute!

Head on over to my store and check things out!!
Thank you,

Monday, October 20, 2014

Thank You for my Hug in the Mail

Today has to be quick because well, there's too much going on and I took a couple of hours off yesterday to have a family afternoon together.  I am still editing photos of the many things I created for displays but they are coming!!

But I received HAPPY mail from one of my achievers, Kristen who earned my INKstravaganza Day but lives out of state, so she received her Goodie Box in the mail after the event.  So thoughtful to send a card Kristen!  And the HUG and lovely note!  I'm so happy that you enjoyed your Goodie Box.  Wish you lived closer to attend in person, any time you can make it to AZ know that you have a place to stay!

Thanks, it sure brightened my pile of mail to see an "envelope" that looked fun instead of the normal pile of junk and or bills!

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Senior Year Homecoming!

I know you were expecting me to start with pictures of my displays from my INKstravaganza Day event but I just have to share Miss Rachel's senior year homecoming pics!  She was asked by a sweet young man and has a very fun group of friends that are all going together.  We hosted the pre-party and dinner and set up a photo booth area, had help from a couple other moms to help with organizing the meal and playing photographer and another family hosted the after-party.

Here she is with her date Nick and then a couple of group shots!

not sure what someone said but the Seniors are all laughing - fun to catch it on film
and then the best we could capture of everyone just smiling and looking one way (or not!)

and one fun pic from the photo booth too

thanks, have a great Sunday everyone, we are headed to enjoy the Music In The Park this afternoon with some of our favorite friends!  a day of relaxation!

See ya tomorrow!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

INKstravaganza TREATs

Here is a final look at ALL of the Take Home Treats!  I had so much fun making them and equally as much displaying them!  It was kind of my INKin' All Night! theme station!  This was where I pulled all of the color coordinated items together, from their invitation all the way to my swap card and to the take home treats, their goodie bag and and yep, even the make n takes coordinated!  It actually was quite fun doing it and I hope they liked it as much as I did!

All of the Take Home Treats had one thing in common that you can't see!  It was a sampling of MY FAVORITE TREATS so they got a little bit of me in their day without even knowing it!  So what are they again you say?  Caramel Corn, Reese's PB Cup, Caramel Ghiradelli Square, Salt Water Taffy and PayDay candy mix!

And here's how the girls were greeted with all of these treats!
The treat station starting with my MDS Labeled Water Bottles 
The tier on the left with the PayDay Jars & Caramel Corn Fry Boxes
The tier on the right with the Ghiradelli, Reese's and Salt Water Taffy

And at the end of the day they all got to go SHOPPING and pick up one of each to take home!  Had to stage all of these pictures as the girls were all too quick!  And into their coordinating Goodie SWAG Bag it all went!

Check out My Displays beginning with blog posts starting tomorrow!

Hope you come back again!