Tag Archives: Crafts

Stampin’ Up: Crafting Forever Stamp Set Review

How “Crafting Forever” Became A Part of My Life + a Giveaway

My crafting began when I was young with simple coloring, until the day I drove my father crazy. See I was a mere 16 years old and grounded, I was beyond bored and began to drive my father crazy. I was such a nightmare that despite being grounded I was told to go to the craft store and “buy a hobby”. My budget was my imagination and desire, and I was nothing if not overwhelmed.

After about an hour I chose a paint-by-number and a latch-hook kit, which I did finish and with those seeds, the love of crafting was born. I have been addicted ever since, and I can not imagine my life without the crafts.

When I saw the stamp set Crafting Forever Rubber Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up I saw reminders of those first crafts that began the crafting fire inside of me.

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Paper Pumpkin: Giftable Greetings – August 2017 Kit Review

Paper Pumpkin – Giftable Greetings – August 2017 Kit Review + Giveaway

I believe there is nothing more personal or sentimental than giving a person a handmade card. Not only is the person receiving a handmade card, but usually there is time and love behind each card that the recipient feels. A couple of times throughout the year I send cards and have always wanted to make a set for family.

The theme for the August 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit is called “Giftable Greetings” which is a set of cards and a cute box that you can gift someone with.

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Stampin’ Up: Love Today Planner Review

Keep Love on the Schedule – Love Today Planner by Stampin’ Up Review + Giveaway

There are busy days ahead, there is no doubt – the school season has returned. With this new year comes appointments, meetings, carpools, assignments due and somehow finding time for you to breathe.

One of the biggest struggles is keeping all these dates and schedules straight. I have tried to make sticky notes in strategic places that I know I will see. These fall and inevitably end up doing nothing more than assisting me in forgetting the event. I have tried phone reminders but I end up “snoozing” those, and before I know it, I have snoozed through another event. There is one method that helps me keep events and dates in order – a nice planner. I am a simple gal and need a calendar, room to write events and places to put random pieces of paper.

A couple of years ago my favorite planner finally had met it’s fateful end while I was sad, I never anticipated that it would be so difficult to replace. Ever since I had that loss I have been on a search for an adequate replacement. When I saw the new Love Today Planner Kit by Stampin’ Up it was the closest thing to my beloved planner.

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Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper Review

Stampin’ Up: Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper Review + Giveaway

Have you ever looked at a printed design and thought that with different colors? I know i have, and when i saw the Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper I immediately thought that I can finally make paper background in the colors that I want.

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Stampin’ Up: Seaside Shore Stamp Set Review

Stampin’ Up: Seaside Shore Clear-Mount Stamp Set Review + Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago I took a walk to the beach, and discovered that it is about 1400 steps from my house. As I took the walk up the hill that leads to the beach, I wondered if I would see any whales, dolphins or sand art. As I crested the peak of the hill, I began to smell the familiar smell of ocean air, and my steps increased. Once I reached the coast, I was met with blue skies, white water and so many surfers surfing.

As I walked home, I was struck by how lucky I was that I am able to witness this beauty with a simple walk. I want to share the sights, sounds and the feeling of the ocean, and the best way is with cards and letters.

It was on that day of 1400 steps that I took the new stamp set Seaside Shore Wood-Mounted Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up to get some pictures of the coast. When I got home, I realized that with this stamps set I could tell the story of my walk.

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Paper Pumpkin: One in a Melon – June 2017 Kit Review

Paper Pumpkin – One in a Melon – June 2017 Kit Review + Giveaway

When I think of summer, one of the first things that pops into my head is watermelons. There is something about these oval green fruits that screams “summer”.

The theme for the June 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit is called “One in a Melon” that features the fruit that is synonymous with summer in the form of gift bags.

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Paper Pumpkin: Get Your First Kit for $5.00 – Friday ONLY

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up: Get Your First Kit for $5.00 (Friday Only!!)

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First time subscribers will get their first month (July) for only $5.00

Expires on June 29 11:59 PM (MT) June 30 at 11:59 PM (MT)

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Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up boxes are available for $19.95/month, $55.00/3 months, $114.00/6 months and $215.00/12 months and the shipping is included in the cost. The 6-month is a total savings of about $6, about a $1 a month savings and the 12-month is total savings of about $24, about a $2 a month savings thus ends up totaling the amount of receiving one kit free. Prices as of 6/28/2017.

**Please note that you must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase this and past kits, click here to locate a demonstrator near you!**

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Celestial: A Colorable Zodiac Journal Review

Celestial: A Colorable Zodiac Journal Review + Giveaway

I am a summer baby – July to be exact. When I was young I hated having my birthday in the middle of summer when all my friends were out-of-town.

There is also another element to having a summer birthday is that I am firmly in the astrological sign is in the Cancer time frame.

When I saw the new Celestial: A Colorable Zodiac Journal by Gabriel Picolo/Blue Star Coloring I decided to look and see how similar I am to the astrological description.  Continue reading

Color Your Mind: A Coloring Book Review

Color Your Mind: A Coloring Book for Those with Alzheimer’s and The People Who Love Them Coloring Book  Review + Giveaway

As we go through life, we accumulate a lifetime of memories and moments. Many of these are captured through photos and videos, but most of them exist in our minds.

Imagine as you get older, you begin to forget not only those precious memories but also things as simple as your own name and your loved ones names. While this progression can be quick, many times it is slow and painful for all parties involved.

While there currently is no way to stop this terrible progression from occurring, there are ways to stimulate memories. One new way is with a coloring book like Coloring Your Mind: A Coloring Book For Those With Alzheimer’s and The People Who Love Them by Maria Shriver/Blue Star Coloring. Continue reading

Stampin’ Up: Soft Sayings Card Kit Review

Stampin’ Up – Soft Sayings Kit Review + Giveaway

On June 1st, Stampin’ Up released their new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, and it was choked full of new products and new kits. I compare the release of this catalog to the upcoming summer season. choked full of potential happiness and shared moments that are special. One of my favorite items in each of the yearly catalogs are the kits.

With each kit comes the stamps, ink, cards, envelopes and embellishments needed to complete a set of cards or other project. These are all in one kits that contain everything needed to complete a project if you are at the beach, river or your living room.

When I saw the Soft Sayings Card Kit, I thought of all the possibilities in this card kit, similar to the upcoming summer. I have mentioned before that card’s are simple easy sentiment’s that can be sent anytime, and for almost any occasion. With a simple card, the recipient knows we are thinking of them and celebrating them from afar. Continue reading