All About Everything Book Mark

Finally was able to post the Facebook Live video for how to make this pretty book mark (check it out by clicking HERE) This was really quick and easy to do and I made this one in 3 minutes (with me talking through it)

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This would be really great for a year end project for teachers, VBS at church, or really whatever since it is so simple and you need just a few things. Make sure to put in your subscription for a paper pumpkin today because May is going to be aMAYzing!!! Check out my Facebook page to see a sneak peak of the kit and make sure to go ahead and like it to so you will not miss a live event!

Remember you can purchase all of these great products through my online store and the list of everything you need is below the post. If you have any questions or need help please leave a comment or message me.

Have a wonderful day and be Happy because it is almost Friday!!

Christina

Paper Pumpkin: 

I am trying to reach a goal of having 100 Paper Pumpkins shipped by June. So for every Paper Pumpkin that you purchase, you will be entered into a drawing to receive a past Paper Pumpkin from me! What is a Paper Pumpkin?? It is a great monthly subscription craft box that you get mailed to your house each month. You can skip a month or cancel at any time and the great thing is it is only $19.95. Visit www.mypaperpumpkin.com to get started today and please choose me as your demonstrator. This past kit give-away is only available through me. Still not convinced check out this great video link to learn more.

Hostess Code for April: 3 M Z 7 Z X D P

Use this hostess code when you are placing an order in my online store if your order is under $150 (Before Shipping and Handling) If your order is over $150 please do not use the code so that you can use Stampin’ Rewards points (must be $150 after S&H) For each person that places any size order with me you will be entered in to win a mystery prize from me. The more people order the bigger the prize so encourage your friends too!

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April Paper Pumpkin Remix

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Wow I tried my first ever Facebook Live and this was the card that I created. Make sure to like my Facebook page so that you never miss a future live event!

I had so much fun making this card and so extremely pleased by the results. I loved that this reminded me of my home state and being out in the country with green grass, wild flowers growing, tobacco growing, and old crumbling barns that have so much character. I hope that you love this  card as much as I do and that you realize that you can make amazing cards for your loved ones just like this.

Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to check out everything below to find out more about Paper Pumpkin and how to follow me on Social Media!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Christina

Paper Pumpkin: 

I am trying to reach a goal of having 100 Paper Pumpkins shipped by June. So for every Paper Pumpkin that you purchase, you will be entered into a drawing to receive a past Paper Pumpkin from me! What is a Paper Pumpkin?? It is a great monthly subscription craft box that you get mailed to your house each month. You can skip a month or cancel at any time and the great thing is it is only $19.95. Visit www.mypaperpumpkin.com to get started today and please choose me as your demonstrator. This past kit give-away is only available through me. Still not convinced check out this great video link to learn more.

Hostess Code for April: 3 M Z 7 Z X D P

Use this hostess code when you are placing an order in my online store if your order is under $150 (Before Shipping and Handling) If your order is over $150 please do not use the code so that you can use Stampin’ Rewards points (must be $150 after S&H) For each person that places any size order with me you will be entered in to win a mystery prize from me. The more people order the bigger the prize so encourage your friends too!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to put in your email so you can get each post sent directly to your email.

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A traveling thank you

I am coming down to what feels like the wire with wedding planning and there is still so much to do! I think one of the most important things with any wedding for the bride and groom to do is to make sure they send out their Thank You cards! I have to say this is also one of the more challenging things to also get done so how I am making sure I get to them is I have a list on my computer (shocker I know if you knew me) and we are not using any of our amazing presents until we have sent a Thank You card. DSCN1168

I used the Calypso Embossing powder and the heat gun to make it look shiny. This is a little bit of a stark contrast but I really liked it. We are also doing a travel themed wedding and Stampin’ Up! has so many amazing stamps for just that. I really love that this one stamp has so many different languages on it and it gets the point across super simply.

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I am making these look like post cards so that it falls in line with our travel theme. Also a quick tip for brides if you send a post card style something they cost $0.35 vs a standard stamp so it can help you save a little bit on postage also.

At the bottom of the page you will find all the material that I used to make this lovely post card. If you are interested in any of these items or anything else please visit my Online Store (just click the words) and you can purchase through me. Make sure to use this month’s hostess code!

Make sure to keep reading so you don’t miss the great specials that I am running this month!

Thanks for stopping by and if you have questions please reach out to me I would love to help you!

Christina

Paper Pumpkin: 

I am trying to reach a goal of having 100 Paper Pumpkins shipped by June. So for every Paper Pumpkin that you purchase, you will be entered into a drawing to receive a past Paper Pumpkin from me! What is a Paper Pumpkin?? It is a great monthly subscription craft box that you get mailed to your house each month. You can skip a month or cancel at any time and the great thing is it is only $19.95. Visit www.mypaperpumpkin.com to get started today and please choose me as your demonstrator. This past kit give-away is only available through me. Still not convinced check out this great video link to learn more.

Hostess Code for April: 3 M Z 7 Z X D P

Use this hostess code when you are placing an order in my online store if your order is under $150 (Before Shipping and Handling) If your order is over $150 please do not use the code so that you can use Stampin’ Rewards points (must be $150 after S&H) For each person that places any size order with me you will be entered in to win a mystery prize from me. The more people order the bigger the prize so encourage your friends too!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to put in your email so you can get each post sent directly to your email.

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Purrrr-fect Birthday

Handmade birthday cards are always the best and this pretty card will be going to one of my bridesmaids for her birthday. She loves cats and I thought it would be fun to use this fun cat set!! I don’t usually see many people blog with this stamp set and it is part of the retiring set so I thought this would be a great one to use. I also used the all about everything stamp set that we received with our Paper Pumpkin’s in April!

 

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Speaking of Paper Pumpkin I have set a new challenge for myself and I need your help to reach it!! So here goes… I am hoping to have 100 paper pumpkins shipped to my customers by June.. You saw that right 100 of those pretty orange boxes right into your mailbox. Mother’s Day is coming up and this would be a great thing to send to mom and then make sure to order one for yourself so you can do it together. It is so simple to start your Paper Pumpkin Subscription. Just visit www.mypaperpumpkin.com and then it will walk you through. Please choose me as your demonstrator and I live in Maryland when it asks. As a special for all my customers for each paper pumpkin box that you place from now until June you will be entered into a chance to win an additional paper pumpkin from me!!!

Make sure to visit my online store and use the April Hostess Code below. You can also put a 3 month paper pumpkin subscription on your order with everything else. If you have any questions please reach out to me and follow me on all the social medias!!

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Use this hostess code when you are placing an order in my online store if your order is under $150 (Before Shipping and Handling) If your order is over $150 please do not use the code so that you can use Stampin’ Rewards points (must be $150 after S&H) For each person that places any size order with me you will be entered in to win a mystery prize from me. The more people order the bigger the prize so encourage your friends too!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to put in your email so you can get each post sent directly to your email.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Christina

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Retiring List

Ahhh it is that time of year again in the Stampin’ Up! world where we will be saying good bye to some of our old favorites but Hello to some new ones. Being a demonstrator we already get to have a sneak peak at the catalog and let me tell you it is something wonderful! If you are interested in having a catalog sent to you directly make sure to have placed a $50 order by April 28. All my past customers receive one!

I also have some personal goals that I am trying to reach so I have decided that if you place an order with me and use the April Host Code 3 M Z 7 Z X D P you will be entered to win a mystery prize!!! Make sure to share this with you friends because the more people shop this month the bigger the prize will be!

Anyways look through the list below and look at all the things that you want to make sure you add to your collection before they are gone! Please purchase through my online store and use the above hostess code!

Lots of Stamping Hugs!!
Christina

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April Paper Pumpkin

Wow I can not believe it is already the middle of April! Where has the time gone? Anyways I was really excited after a week away from home to be able to come home and see my Paper Pumpkin arrived!!! Finally!!! Ahhh perfect way to relax.

So this month was special because we sold our Millionth kit and we got our extra stamp set ” All About Everything” and it truly is special. I will be posting cards and ideas to do with it soon. For today I just followed the regular instruction and went ahead and put in the sign for Happy Mothers Day since that is coming up.

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Did you not start your paper pumpkin subscription yet? Make sure to start yours today! Today is also the last day of the Weekly Deals and then they will be gone forever. Please make sure to visit my online store to make any of your purchases that you need and use the below Hostess Code during the month of April!

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Use this hostess code when you are placing an order in my online store if your order is under $150 (Before Shipping and Handling) If your order is over $150 please do not use the code so that you can use Stampin’ Rewards points (must be $150 after S&H) For each person that places any size order with me you will be entered in to win a mystery prize from me. The more people order the bigger the prize so encourage your friends too!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to put in your email so you can get each post sent directly to your email.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Christina

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Last Weekly Deals

Oh no the weekly deals are going away 🙁

But now is the time to stock up on all of your favorite items!!! Make sure that you take advantage of these great deals and get your money’s worth on the shipping!!! While you are there make sure to check out everything else on our site like the Clearance Rack and the Online Occasions Catalog!!

Also of note I have started a Charity of the Month and this month I am doing Relay for Life in Dundalk, MD!! My goal is to reach $150 and you can help by just purchasing our amazing Stampin’ Up! products.

Take a moment to look at my Lighthouse Newsletter and if you want to be sure to never miss a beat please subscribe to my blog!

Please use the hostess code

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Use this hostess code when you are placing an order in my online store if your order is under $150 (Before Shipping and Handling) If your order is over $150 please do not use the code so that you can use Stampin’ Rewards points (must be $150 after S&H) For each person that places any size order with me you will be entered in to win a mystery prize from me. The more people order the bigger the prize so encourage your friends too!

Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to click this link to visit the online store!

 

Have a great Wednesday!

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Mother’s Day Card 2016

Wow!! Can you believe that Mother’s Day is right around the corner?? Neither can I! I think this is the first time ever that I already have both of my mothers day cards made and ready to go.

This post is special for a few reasons:

  1. It is the launch of my new You Tube series “The Busy Woman” which is designed for the busy woman in mind. These projects are meant to be finished in under 15 minutes and gives you the time to create a fun project!
  2. This will also be the launch of my Smooth Sailing packs where you can get the material you need to make the below card and the matching Gifts Bags. You will need to purchase the stamps you want to use from my Online Store or you can use the ones you already have. Check out my Lighthouse Newsletter with this link for more information. $5 of each pack will go directly towards the Charity of the Month
  3. I actually have everything thing ready to go for both my mommy and my mama-in-law for Mothers day (this never happens)
  4. I have now decided to do a Charity of the Month where I pick different charities to give a portion of my sales to. This month I am doing Relay for Life in Dundalk, MD and my goal is to raise $150. If you would like to help me reach my goal all you have to do is purchase product from my  Online Store by clicking this link.

This card was really easy to make and if you watch the video you will see that the video is only 11 minutes long, and some of that is just me talking 🙂

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Again this set took me almost no time at all and I used just the A Nice Cuppa Set.

For the video how to visit my You Tube Channel Link

I hope that you have a wonderful Friday and an even better weekend. Thank you for stopping by. Please leave comments below and make sure to check out the information about Hostess Codes for the month of April!

Christina

To spread Hope, Love, and Happiness one craft a time

April Host Code: 3 M Z 7 Z X D P

Use this hostess code when you are placing an order in my online store if your order is under $150 (Before Shipping and Handling) If your order is over $150 please do not use the code so that you can use Stampin’ Rewards points (must be $150 after S&H) For each person that places any size order with me you will be entered in to win a mystery prize from me. The more people order the bigger the prize so encourage your friends too!

Weekly Deals April 5

Wow have you had a chance to check out the weekly deals this week? All I can say is WOW!!!! I know that I am going to be getting a couple of the thinlets and some of those punches.

If you also decide that you want to place and order I would appreciate if you gave me your business and you ordered through my online store. It is super easy and you can have everything shipped to you directly. While you are there take some time to browse and see what else you may want.

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Make it a great and Stamping Fantastic one!

 

Christina

With Sympathy

Life is truly a precious thing and sometimes the ones you love the most end up taking their last breath on Earth way to soon. This card is being sent to a family friend of ours that has now lost her father to a short battle with cancer. DSCN1147

How I put this card together was fairly simple. I cut down a piece of the English Garden paper to the size card I wanted (something around 5.5 X 8 and then folded the 8 inch side in half) then I cut down a piece of Whisper White paper so that I could use that as my base. Thankfully our Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set has really lovely saying that put into words what I can never come up with on my own. I decided on the sentiment above because the family member our friend lost was her father. I used the gold embossing powder and the heat tool so that it would have a little shine to it. Then I used the Sprinkles of Life Stamp set to put on the tree and flowers. This stamp set is so special because $3 of every stamp purchased goes to the Ronald McDonald house. To make it look like it was grass I used the aqua pens and just painted onto the paper. We do have special water color paper that works really well so that you do not get folds from the paper getting wet but I made that decision after I was almost done so this is what I have.

Both of these stamp sets are really great to have on hand already so that way you can just put together a card whenever you need to. A list of supplies is at the bottom of the post.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you subscribe to my blog, take a look around and become inspired. If you would like to purchase any of my products just click the online store tab above or if you want to join my team click on that tab.

I hope you have a wonderful Monday,

Christina

To give Love, Hope, and Happiness one craft at a time