ICS Blog Hop Merry Little Labels

Thank you for joining us at our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop for December!  Our theme today is “A December to Remember” and you’re sure to find some great ideas as you hop along!

I have a fun little box to show you today that starts with our Pizza Boxes that are retiring!!  Waaaa!  I love these!  Make sure you GRAB SOME HERE before they’re gone!!  The box is decorated with Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape (my favorite colors!), Mini Sequin Trim, and Labels to Love punched out with the Everyday Label Punch.  Quick & simple to make!  In fact, we’ll be making these in my final December Class next Monday, Dec. 11th at either 10 am or at 5:30 pm.  2 spots left!!  Email me for details.

I just happened to have these Dove Chocolates to go inside!  Aren’t they so cute?!!  Tasty, too!

Thanks so much for joining us today- we are so happy that you’re taking part in our Blog Hop & would love your comments!!

Next up is Deb Naylor, the Flying Stamper!  You won’t want to miss what she’s come up with!

ICS Blog Hop – Join The Fold Beautiful You

Welcome to a special Inspire, Create, and Share blog hop! We recently attended On Stage in Salt Lake City with 2,700 demonstrators to see new products, hear training, and connect with friends. Our team met for dinner and to swap cards designed with fancy folds. Meeting together is the best and of course we want to share the fancy fold card designs with you!

The front of my card starts with this Beautiful You girl.  Beautiful You combined with Eastern Elegance.  Wait till you see when you open it up!!

Isn’t that cool?!!  I’m calling it a Pop Up Book Card.  I found a similar one on Pinterest, but had to convert it to fit into a standard sized envelope.

I’m not sure how to explain the fold, but here’s a diagram that I’ll be using when I make it again.

Does that help at all?  With some encouragement, I might try to make a video (my first!)  of this fun fold!  That’s something I want to challenge myself to do. But I am a bit technically challenged, as you may have noticed!  I had to laugh when I returned from On Stage & looked at my blog posts that I’d made on my IPad.  The pictures are sideways & upside down!!  Oh, brother!

Being a demonstrator means you meet people from all over the world, get to travel for events, we get the first peek at new products. Only demonstrators get the opportunity to attend Stampin’ Up! events to see the new catalog in hand, use the products, and the perk of bringing home new stamp sets, projects, and sometimes more! You can join one of our teams and receive all of these demonstrator perks. You select your starter kit, it is $125 in product but you only pay $99 and includes free shipping. Just ask your demonstrator where to get started to sign up OR if that is me CLICK HERE!

 

Be sure and continue on this blog hop!  Next up is Audra Monk, who I met at Salt Lake!  She’s so sweet and has a wonderful blog!  You won’t want to miss any of these very creative folds!  And please leave us a few comments!!

One of the best things about being at onstage in Salt Lake City is being able to meet people I’ve been in contact with over Facebook and a blog hop. Last night the I CS team met up to swap and go out for dinner and we just had a blast! Love these ladies !

This is Deb Naylor, our fearless  leader. She is so organized and enthusiastic and is full of great ideas.

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We did some swapping and I’ll show you those soon…

I’m off for another fun filled day!

#ICS Blog Hop Colors of Courage

 

I think all of us have had friends of family with cancer.  Such a tough thing to go through.  There’s no right or wrong way to navigate through that, but one thing I’ve seen over & over is COURAGE.  Courage and faith.

As I write this post, my dear friend, Chari, is going through her first chemotherapy for breast cancer.  I can’t be with her, but we keep messaging back & forth, and that helps a lot.  When I first moved to Maui, I didn’t know anyone & I attended a Christian Woman’s Club luncheon.  Chari sat next to me & I was so touched when she just came out & asked if we could be friends.  Sure!!  She & her husband were new to the island, also, and we all ended up spending lots of time together.  We all learned to windsurf, had babies, spend many years together on Maui until they moved to Washington.

Here’s a card for Chari:

 

Double Z Fun Fold Card

Measurements:

  • Card Base Wisteria Wonder – 4 1/4″ X 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Delightful Daisy DSP – two pieces at 2 1/2″ X 4″, one at 4″ X 5 1/4″
  • White layer – 3 1/4″ X 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ & 6 3/8″

God bless you, Chari!  You’ll get through this.  There are so many people who love you & are praying for you!!

Next on the hop is Terri Takashige!  You won’t want to miss her creative ideas!!

ICS Blog Hop… Introducing 2017 – 2019 In Colors!

The more I use these new In Colors, the more I just LOVE THEM!!

I was asked by my BFF Susie (my Honolulu buddy from single days…) to make a special card for her friend who was retiring from teaching.  Special card makes me think:  Card in a Box!

Aren’t those colors gorgeous?!!  And I thought the chair & drink were the quintessential “retirement”!  The beautiful Designer Series Paper is called Naturally Eclectic.  I paired it with the In Color Designer Series Paper called Fresh Florals.

The sentiments from Wild About Flowers mainly focus on retirement.  Notice how the word retirement is 2-toned.  That was simple to do because the word retirement is a separate stamp.  I stamped it in Lemon Lime Twist, then just dipped the bottom in Fresh Fig.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Hope you’re inspired to play around with some of the great new In Colors!  Be sure & continue the HOP for more 2017-2019 In Color Ideas!

Next be sure & continue on the blog hop to see more In Color ideas!

Audra Monk is next up!

ICS Blog Hop: It’s a Guy Thing!

Today’s theme for the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop is “It’s a Guy Thing”.  Last week when I was sorting through my retired stamps, I was happy to see that Hardwood is still current!  That set has just been sitting there for some reason & I’m determined to get a lot of use out of it!

I just love these 2 colors together:  Soft Suede & Soft Sky!  The large Happy Birthday needed something in the background.  Gorgeous Grunge may be retired, but we still have Timeless Textures!  There are some beautiful patterns in there!

Is the torn edge out of style?  I don’t see it much, but I think it fits with this card.

I’m also linking this card to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #102!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure and follow along with the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop for more masculine card ideas!  Next up is Audra Monk, the Crafty Yogi!

It’s a GIRL THING! ICS Blog Hop

Our Blog Hop Theme today is “It’s a Girl Thing”!!  Love it!  I could go many different directions with this one!

I’m so fortunate to have 2 daughters, Jenny & Malia.  When they were little, I had a business called Lovebugs, & I used to make cute little outfits for them.  You could never have too much glitter or pink!  Never too many hearts or flowers!  Here’s an old photo of them wearing one of my outfits:

I managed to use some pink, glitter, a flower, some bling and a doily for my girly card.  Here it is!

Look closely and maybe you can find the sparkle…

Here’s the details in case you’d like to make one like it!

  • Stamps:  Jar of Love & Special Reason
  • Ink:  Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
  • Paper:  Soft Sky (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Melon Mambo (3 3/8 X 4 7/8), Daffodil Delight (3 1/8 X 4 5/8), Whisper White (4 1/2 X 3)
  • Accessories:  Delicate Doilies, Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Tags & Labels Framelits Dies

Now be sure & check out Candy’s Blog!!  She always has something beautiful to show us!!