SU Items Before They Retire…

SU Items Before They Retire…

Hello Friends,

A quick note and link to see Stampin’ Up’s items before they retire. πŸ™‚

http://www.JosephinesDesigns.StampinUp.net

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Have a great week,

k

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Re-purposing Boxes with Graphic 45…

Re-purposing Boxes with Graphic 45…

Hello Dear Friends,

I had allot of fun re-purposing some boxes with the gorgeous Mother Goose and By the Sea paper pads by Graphic 45. I absolutely LOVE their paper and delight in using it in my various projects!! πŸ™‚

I hope these 3 boxes and 1 mini album encourage you today!!

Have a wonderful day,

k

Graphic 45 Mother Goose: Mary Had A Little Lamb Box and Humpty Dumpty Heart Box

 

Graphic 45 By the Sea: Box and Mini Album Insert

 

Thank You Cards to be Sent…

Thank You Cards to be Sent…

Hello Dear Friends,

Today I am sharing some lovely Thank You cards made with wonderful Stamps of Life dies, stamps, ink and paper pads. I had such a lovely time making these cards and…well just playing!! Such joy to give handmade thanks to those that we love!! πŸ™‚

Enjoy,

k

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Supplies used:

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Valentine/Anniversary Cards…

Valentine/Anniversary Cards…

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Hello Friends,

Here are a few of my quick and easy cards of love for my sweet family. Some easy peasy cards made from the bits and pieces of various paper pads. I also used a piece of advertisement on a fun card for my Sweet Husband. πŸ™‚ They were all received with big smiles!!! How wonderful to take a moment to make something so simple and then to see each bring such joy to each recipient!! Something handmade is always a treasure for sure!! πŸ™‚

I encourage you to go make a treasure for those you love today,

k

A card for my Sweet Husband for our Anniversary.

A fun card for my Sweet Husband.

And now a card for one of our children.

Β One more sweet card for our children.

And finally a sweet little card for one of our children.

Happy National Hobby Month!!

Happy National Hobby Month!!

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Hello Dear Friends,

In case you haven’t heard yet…it is National Hobby Month!! My heart truly LOVES this focus!!! Β After all our hard pressed work to make all the wonderful Christmas gifts, this month we get to celebrate the simple art of crafting!!

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We began our month with a fun family painting night!! And today I reorganized all my washi on 12 and 14 inch embroidery hoops. I literally filled 5 hoops…and that’s not all of my washi tape, YIKES!! πŸ™‚ Β My creative juices were flowing as I reorganized by color and design!! FUN!!!

I have many stamped images which need inking that I have on my to do list for this month. As well as tackling new supplies in my stash I have saved up for my slower months. I also ordered my family’s Valentine’s and our Anniversary photo albums today. Though it was online editing…it had it’s own version of creativity and fun!! πŸ™‚ I also have images to frame for gifts and of course cards to make. I have several albums cut and ready to be created for Valentine’s gifts. And finally, I have made my weekly project plans for this new year.

Now with all these wonderful plans, my studio/office needs a quick clean out from all the Christmas fun. Also my files need to be transitioned to the new year in my office. So tomorrow is a wonderful day for order in my studio/office. And then I can hang the beautifully blessed pictures we painted as a family in our home, as well as the fun hoops of washi hoops that will be functional and beautiful to look upon!!:) And get everything back in order so the creative juices can continue to flow!! Then onto my list of fun and exciting projects for this wonderful month of crafting and new year!!

So Dear Friends, do you have your list going? Do you plan to enjoy the fun encouragement of this month? Do you have all in order after the holidays for a clear mind for projects? If so let’s all get going with great joy and creativity!! And if not, consider joining in on some of your projects waiting to be crafted…and for you to be encouraged, relaxed and enjoy the fun this month!!!

Have a wonderful day and keep crafting,

k

March Is Happy Crafting Month pt. 2!!!

March Is Happy Crafting Month pt. 2!!!

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Hello Dear Friends,

I am so excited to be back and continue celebrating Craft Month!!! YAY!!! πŸ™‚

Today I am sharing some more favorites. I hope if you haven’t seen their work or products lately, you will take a minute to go take a peek. πŸ™‚

My two crafters this week are:

Kristina Werner can be found on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/starofmay

and blog:

http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/

And

Jennifer McGuire can be found on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/jennifermcguireink

and blog:

http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/

Both these ladies are wonderfully talented and extremely generous in sharing information/teaching of their craft/skills.

My two favorite craft companies this week are:

http://www.scrapbook.com/

and

https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

Both of these companies sell a variety of supplies. They are more of a retail outlet online for the newest and greatest supplies.

This week’s raffle:

I will offer 4 crafting goodie gifts to four different winners!!

They will include goodies from the companies I have shared about so far in the March Crafting month articles.

This National Crafter’s Month giveaway will run until Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 3 PM CT. The giveaway is open internationally. All who enter must be Β 18 years or older. Four winners will receive a lovely craft goodie bag!! πŸ™‚ Β You can enter by leaving your answer to the question listed below in the comment section of this blog post. Β I’ll announce the winners on this blog post and then contact them directly through email.

Who is one of your favorite craft designer/crafters?

Best wishes and I can’t wait to see who you LOVE in your crafting!! πŸ™‚

k