Monthly Archives: May 2013

Video Tutorial: Flips-Its Tips!

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Long time, no see! Hope your weeks were fantastic! I have a fun Flip-Its Video Tutorial up on the Sizzix Blog this morning! Just click on the picture above and you’ll be sent there 🙂

Leave me some love!

Oh and HUGE congrats to all the Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol 2013 Top 20 Finalists!

Happy Friday,

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Operation Write Home Blog Hop!

MemDay2013BlogBannerThe Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop is in session!

Please oh please go check it out!

I have a fun card up on the Lawn Fawn Blog 🙂

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Video Tutorial: Lawn Fawn Grad Cards

_MG_8249Good Morning Blogosphere & HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

I know many of you have 3-Day Weekends, so I’ll get right to it 😉

I have a fun Video Tutorial up on the Lawn Fawn Blog this morning with a guide into making these personalized Grad cards complete with a tassel!

Please check it out and leave some love!

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Have a wonderful weekend honoring those who have fallen,

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Memorial Day: Honor the Fallen

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This Memorial Day how will you honor the fallen?

As an Army Wife and Army Brat, Memorial Day means honoring those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. This year, I’ve decided to pledge 3 miles of running to Wear Blue: Run To Remember, a grassroots organization with 3 goals.

– Act as a support network.

– Create a living memorial.

-And bridge the gap between the military and the community.

This organization does SO much more and is led by founder, Lisa Hallett, whose husband CPT John Hallett died fighting for our country in 2009. She and so many others honor their loved ones every Saturday by running. You can see them everywhere here in Tacoma with their Blue Shirts, iPods, and steely looks of determination. This Saturday’s run is especially important as we celebrate Memorial Day 2013. Just over 3,000 miles have been pledged! Last year, 18,000 miles were pledged!

I highly encourage you to click on the graphic above to see if you have a local chapter in your area. If not, you can still pledge miles and join me and so many others in honoring the fallen…

In love,

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Sizzix on The Balancing Act!

Sooooo, Happy Hump Day!

Did you watch the episode of The Balancing Act yesterday? I have it DVRd and fully intend on watching it during lunchtime!

I watched half the episode before the kids started grumbling about my choice of programming…. I did, however, catch a glimpse of the newly redesigned Sizzix Big Shot in all it’s pretty blue glory!

Check out the exclusive offer by clicking on the blinkie above!

Happy Hump Day,

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The Stamps of Life: Cars, Arrows, & Turtles, oh my!

_MG_7975Morning Blogosphere!

How was your weekend? I ran a Dirty Girl 5K Mud Run in Snohomish, WA on Saturday and spent all of Sunday cleaning (blargh)!

The Stamps of Life has new Sizzix Dies that coordinate with Turtles2Love and Cars2Drive! This first card uses the cute Turtles Dies! LOVE! They remind me so much of Hawaii & Island Life! Ya know?! You have to see Stephanie’s Video demonstrating the new dies with coordinating stamps!

Here are some more cards using the turtles dies:

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Here’s a fun sample using the Cars2Drive Stamp Set with Dies:

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So what do ya think?! Pretty fun, right?! I’m just in love with those little turtles!

Hope you have a good Monday!

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Materials: The Stamps of Life (Turtles2Love Stamps & Sizzix Dies,  Cars2Drive Stamps & Sizzix Dies), Colorbox Ink for Stephanie Barnard (licorice, artichoke, mustard, guava, strawberry, raspberry, spearmint), Martha Stewart Patterned Paper (Modern Festive), Fancy Pants Patterned Paper (Park Bench), Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Perfect Tears Ruler, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares Regular White, 3D Foam Squares Small White, E-Z Dots Permanent)

Sizzix Big Shot on Lifetime!

 

Isn’t this exciting!!!!? I cannot wait to watch the premiere!

There’s going to be a twitter party when the show airs May 21st & until then, Sizzix has a special offer for friends of Lifetime!

Check it out 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

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Stitch Fix Review: May 2013

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Guess what arrived today!!!!!?

MY MAY 2013 Stitch Fix…WOOT WOOT! After an emotional morning, this is JUST what the doctor ordered!

First Impressions? Woah…the price-tags went up on everything.

Rizzo Skinny Ponte Pants (M)

Rizzo Skinny Ponte Pants (M)

Rizzo Skinny Ponte Pants (M): Side

Rizzo Skinny Ponte Pants (M): Side

Rizzo Skinny Ponte Pants (M): Bum

Rizzo Skinny Ponte Pants (M): Bum

Positives: Fits well, not tight (food baby wiggle room). I die. The pocket stitching placement is SPOT-ON.

Negatives: I hate jeggings & that’s what these are (for all intensive purposes for all intents and purposes). They’re like up-scale pajama jeans at $88/pair. Too long (for me).

Yay or Nay: Meh. Undecided. NAY-updated 5/19/13

Oxmo Jayla Front Twist Sweater (S)

Oxmo Jayla Front Twist Sweater (S)

Oxmo Jayla Front Twist Sweater (S): Front

Oxmo Jayla Front Twist Sweater (S): Front

Positives: Flattering Cut from every angle. Perfect for Summer. Love the fabric & weight.

Negatives: It’s $78, but I think it’s worth every penny. I have no boobs.

Yay or Nay: YAY!!!!

Willow and Clay Tristan Embroidered Short Sleeve Top (S)

Willow and Clay Tristan Embroidered Short Sleeve Top (S)

Willow and Clay Tristan Embroidered Short Sleeve Top (S): Front

Willow and Clay Tristan Embroidered Short Sleeve Top (S): Front

Willow and Clay Tristan Embroidered Short Sleeve Top (S): Side

Willow and Clay Tristan Embroidered Short Sleeve Top (S): Side

Positives: Flattering fit. Great fabric. Nice embroidery.

Negatives: $78. I’ve seen similar shirts that are printed for a lot less.

Yay or Nay: Nay (price)

Tart Diego Empire-Waist Cross Front Dress (M)

Tart Diego Empire-Waist Cross Front Dress (M)

Tart Diego Empire-Waist Cross Front Dress (M): Front...blurred

Tart Diego Empire-Waist Cross Front Dress (M): Front…blurred

Positives: One of my all-time favorite summer dresses is in this exact cut! Flattering. GREAT quality.

Negatives: The pattern is a bit more busy than I’d go for. $98.

Yay or Nay: On-the-fence. LOVE IT, though. NAY-updated 5/19/13

Evolution by Cyrus Val Metallic Hi-Lo Knit Sweater (S)

Evolution by Cyrus Val Metallic Hi-Lo Knit Sweater (S)

Evolution by Cyrus Val Metallic Hi-Lo Knit Sweater (S): Front/Side

Evolution by Cyrus Val Metallic Hi-Lo Knit Sweater (S): Front/Side

Evolution by Cyrus Val Metallic Hi-Lo Knit Sweater (S): Back

Evolution by Cyrus Val Metallic Hi-Lo Knit Sweater (S): Back

Positives: Love the cut. The pattern on the back is gorgeous.

Negatives: Reminds me too much of Fall. $98.

Yay or Nay: Nay.

Overall, Catherine did a great job picking out pieces that were both my style and worked well with my body WHILE staying on-trend, so HOORAY!!!!

Are you interested in Stitch Fix for yourself? Go check it out!

Just fill out the style profile and you’re all set. To enhance your experience, go set up a stitch fix board on your Pinterest, follow Stitch Fix, and you can send subliminal messages to your stylist 😉

Thanks for stopping by,

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Video Tutorial: Rainbow Cards

The Stamps of Life: Talk Bubbles & Phones!

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Morning Blogosphere!

Do you remember party lines? One person would call you, you’d call another person, then that person would call another person, so and so forth until there were like 5 giggling girls interrupting each other on the phone!? LOL! Sigh* Now, we text. That’s what this first card is all about, the party line! I used The Stamps of Life Phone4You Stamp Set!

More cards:

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This 2nd card reminds me so much of vintage 70s! I adore it 🙂 I used Phones2Decorate & Phone4You. I used a Sizzix Circle Framelit to help me evenly die-cut the phone’s dial!

_MG_8057This card was so much fun to make! I love keeping things simple, but my oh my was it hard to NOT get ink everywhere 😉 I used the new Talk4Phone stamp set!

For all 3 cards, I used my favorite ink colors from the Colorbox for Stephanie Barnard line: Banana, Tangerine, Guava, Strawberry, Raspberry. AND, for all the dimension in the first two cards I utilized my Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares in White!

Have a good day,

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