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

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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!

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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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The Stamps of Life: More Phones!

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I had way too much fun using the Stamps of Life stamp sets, Phones2Decorate and Phone4You! I especially love the little telephone cord!

The card above shows how easy it is to paper-piece and you can add different phone middles and accents with the additional stamps!

Here are two cards in styles outside my comfort zone:

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This beachy card would be a great college send-off, don’t ya think!? I don’t know HOW many times my mother begged for me to call her regularly my freshman year in college! LOL!

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This one is for all you die-hard TSOL (The Stamps of Life) fans! Pink-CHECK. Black-doubleCHECK. Frill-tripleCHECK!!!

Thanks for stopping by today,

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Materials: First card- TSOL (Phone4You), Pink Pasilee Paper (Portfolio), Colorbox for Stephanie Barnard (Licorice Ink), Kaisercraft Pearl, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares Black, E-Z Dots Mini Permanent), Second Card- TSOL (Phones2Decorate, Swirls4Background), Recollections 120# White Cardstock, American Crafts Cardstock, Fresh Ink (pool, peach), My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (E-Z Dots Mini Permanent), Third Card- TSOL (Phones2Decorate), Colorbox for Stephanie Barnard (Licorice & Guava Ink), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (E-Z Dots Mini Permanent, 3D Foam Squares Black), Heidi Swapp Color Magic Cardstock, craft feather, Kaisercraft Pearl

Reverse Confetti WINNER!

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Theresa, I’ll be contacting you ASAP!!!!

Congratulations on winning the following Reverse Confetti Set, Peacock Pretties:

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Thanks for stopping by,

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New Design Team!

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Guess What!!!!?

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I’m on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Design Team!!!!

I’m sure you guys have noticed the badge in my blog roll already, but I have my VERY first official Blog Post Tutorial up on the Crafty Power Blog Today!

It’s a Video Tutorial, so you don’t want to miss it

Here are the cards:

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I used my favorite products! Check out the blog post for more details & don’t forget to leave me some love 🙂

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Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Perfect Layers Giveaway WINNER!

Good Morning Folks!

Do you remember THIS post with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Perfect Layers?

Well, I have the results from the giveaway! Random.org chose the following number:

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Screen Shot 2013-05-12 at 5.01.30 PMAnd, the winner is….

lolyborda43!!!!!

I’ll be trying to contact you today so that I can send you your Perfect Layers prize package!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Happy Mother’s Day: Creativity for Kids Collaboration


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Hello Blogosphere! It’s Tiffany here with a fun project using the Creativity for Kids Make Your Own Enchanted Story Book Kit! Follow along and you’ll learn some easy ways to incorporate supplies you have on hand and Design Memory Craft products while still making it easy & fun for your kiddos!

Before you get started I highly recommend gathering up the following supplies:


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  1. Use the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pen (S) in black to tell your story! These are archival and light-fast.
  2. Then, have your child help you stamp various images to illustrate the story using the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in Black.
  3. The kids LOVE using the included stickers to enhance the story!

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  1. Your children can use your Papercrafter’s Crayons to color and illustrate! These are unbreakable twist-up crayons, so they’re very easy to use.

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  1. For the littles, pre-toddlers & toddlers, you can create a palette of using various Stamper’s Big Brush Pens and a large stamp block. Just dip their little fingers in the ink and create shapes into the book! I made a flower using my daughter’s little thumb!

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  1. The markers that are included in the kit are PERFECTLY sized for your pre-toddlers and toddlers! Here’s Lilli adding the finishing touches (aka scribbles) to our book.

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  1. To personalize the photo, just use a post-it to trace the inside, cut it out, and use it as a cutting guide on a small 2″ x 2″ photo!

Here is our completed book in a slideshow:

My kids are 7, 5, and 15 months and I had so much fun involving each of them in making this wonderful keepsake! I was going to send it to their great-grandma, but I don’t know…I think I’ll keep it for myself!

Happy Crafting,

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