With this being the 1st night that I have my hubby home from tax season….tomorrow is a new day and hopefully we will have insight!
Hello and I hope that you all had a great weekend! I did and I planned to have a fun one for you today as on Saturday I shared with you that I would be back with another another cute Easter project!
Not only is it super easy to make…as it uses the basics but that if you are like me….you will be smiling from (EAR to EAR..ha-ha – no pun intended)
There are some staples (aka classics) in making this SUPER CUTE EASTER GOODIE…but I need to share something that is SUPER important to us crafters….and that is the RETIRED LIST!
It has officially gone up just minutes ago and you know what that means…. – you better get your catalogs out and take a look….I always highlight mine so I can easily SPOT IT…. and I know that it is A LOT to take in but always remember…we go through this each and every year and in the end...ALL IS GOOD!
I did not attend the OnStage Stampin’ Up! event over the weekend so I am just like YOU.…trying to take it all in so this is what we are going to do….I will share the cute project tomorrow with also some Blog Candy!
POP BACK TOMORROW for the cutest Easter post…and I am giving you HEADS UP.…that it does use (3) main products that are on the retired list….
I think one thing we can all agree on is Stampin’ Up! PUNCHES ARE SIMPLY THE BEST!
I did a super quick scan of the punches and wanted to give you a heads up on these…I know that there are many ways that we can cut out circles but a punch is a “reach and grap…press and go speed tool” – a total time saver and these circle punches are retiring.
There is one more circle punch retiring but I did not use that one in tomorrows post…..I say – CLASSIC and BASIC SHAPES like this are MUST HAVES for what we do!
(click image below for ANNUAL CATALOG…I would print it off)
(click image below for OCCASIONS CATALOG…I would print it off)
I am going to be like you and take it in and then I will also share with you once I mark up my Catalog the items that I truly believe would be a great purchase for your stash.
Trust me, I get it as we all have so much but remember….things go flying off the shelves and all I can say is if there is a certain product that you really have been wanting….I would HOP ON IT…
I am always super upfront with things that make me roll in making clean and simple cards/projects…and these that I have highlighted below are definite keepers!
p.s. – It’s VOICE NIGHT and it’s also HAPPY DANCE NIGHT for John as Tax Season will be in the record books!
I know that there are times when you print off the PDF that it is just too darn hard to read the small print…so here are some clickable categories that might help!
Remember, all Bundles will retire at the end cycle of a catalog but that does not necessarily mean that there are retiring from the next catalog – it is just that they will not be at the bundled price
Hold on to Hope
Itty Bitty Greetings
Kindness & Compassion
Label Me Pretty
Love You to Pieces
Pop of Petals
Rooted in Nature
Sea of Textures
Sorry for Everything
Stitched All Around
This Little Piggy
Good Morning and I am sure that you are in the same camp with me….the camp of “People are so darn Creative”…. I am always amazed at the creativity and endless ideas people come up with and this project is no different!
This time….it was Twila’s Davis from Stamp a Little Longer (isn’t that a great blog name) turn and just look at this super sweet project!
Let’s face it…it is a smile maker and you can see that once again…the concept comes together with a great product that we all need to have on hand….Clear Tiny Boxes!
True, you could make up your own boxes but having these on hand truly is a lifesaver when that calendar rolls forward! I always have many little containers on hand…just in case!
The thing I love about them is that they are super sturdy and if you choose to add paper like Twila did….great – if not….the boxes are crystal clear and you can see right thru them!
Enjoy the pictures and then the BEST PART…..a FREE PDF is at the end of the post for you! When you see the step by step how easy it is to create this – you will say, “I could do this” and here is the BEST TIP I can give you…it you have a punch that is remotely around the same size….USE IT – please do not stress if you do not have the exact…use what you have!!!
Here you go….the SCOOP on this cutie is below! I will be back on Monday as I have EASTER THINGS that I have been working my Bunny Tail off in making and they are SUPER CUTE…..I know that the countdown is on for Easter but these are SUPER easy to mass produce!
They are small little somethings that make a BIG DIFFERENCE to someone….trust me, they are the BEST things in life….the little things!
CLICK ON THE BELOW IMAGE
Welcome to the Pals’ April Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we love to put our ”Families First”! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
WOOT-WOOT.….it’s a BLOG HOP day…..(and that is ALWAYS a fun day)…I have a little project for you that I am going to be working on over the next 2 weeks as we have WEDDING BELLS ringing on May 4th! My middle peep, James is getting married! 🙂
I just loved the theme around this blog hop as my personal motto is….FAMILY FIRST!!!
I am sure that you can guess that I would be “ALL HANDS ON DECK” for an occasion like this! I might tweak this a bit but for now…let’s roll with it as I am just in love with these sweets Kraft Pillow Boxes .
I have a bunch of pictures for you and truly there is nothing hard at all in making these sweet (yet very sturdy) boxes look super special! This is a great time to pull out what ever you have and USE IT UP!!!! You know that I always share….even if something is retired – WHO CARES??? if you like it…that is ALL THAT MATTERS!
I know that many of you are not keen on 3-D projects but please hear me out and hit that button and get a pack or 2 of these – you will be happy that you did so as trust me, they come in handy with minimal effort but the end result is nothing short of FUN and a FEELING OF SPECIAL!
One thing that you have heard me say over and over…when in doubt – GO FOR A SENTIMENT STAMP…and yep, today is no different! I think that sometimes we do not put the weight into looking at a sentiment stamp as thinking….there are no images….nothing to color….etc.
Stop and look at the sentiments to see if the font speaks to you….look at the themes….and if the green light is on…than I say go for it as this is a prime example of how this gem worked for me!
This stamp set is in the annual catalog, called Better Together and I will say….I have used it a bunch! It has been around for several years but I will say that I have reached for it often as I find the font to be fun and unique…please do not forget about the annual catalog…it has many keepers in it!
You also know that I say OVER and OVER…it’s all about the basics! Peek below and see the rectangle stitched frames – a true blue classic! A staple like this is a one time investment and one that you will never regret. When you have a classic like this – you can always use it for many projects!
Basic stitched shapes like this are a must have in any shape that you can get your hands on…WHY? – Easy = they are a great foundation for a clean and simple card. When we have the right products…we can enjoy the journey of crafting by letting the basics be your foundation and then build around it!
Hers is another peek of a project that I have been working on! Easter is right around the corner and many of you might remember this sweet single stamp that was retired years ago! This is a perfect example of how I say….KEEP WHAT SPEAKS TO YOU…and this little lamb – he spoke to me years ago and he still does!
I have made over 60 of these and probably will be making more as they come together SUPER QUICK but you can see that they are super fun! I have (3) Reese’s Eggs in it (smaller size) but they are just PERFECT SIZE for a sweet favor.
Last peek as you have a BUNCH OF HOPPING TO DO!!!! You can clearly see that the sky is the limit with your creativity. These pillow boxes are perfect for treats…perfect for a gift card…just a staple that you need to have for those “just in case times”
I love using glue dots as much as I can when making these as the as a time saver and also a super strong hold! I encourage you to look at all if the little additions you have to use as a spring board to add some clean and simple fru-fru to make your little project pop!
I say have fun…and just look at what you have and go from there! I do hope that we continue to come out with more punches – they are always the fastest option when in a crunch for time and also for mass producing!!! Our punches are so sturdy and truly go thru the test of time….and I am one that tries to never let them leave Randall Lane!
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 8, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “More Than One Score” projects. Don’t miss the fun!
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
Where has this week gone? My intentions were to be the driver on the Birthday Bus of inspiration but that darn time thing always gets me!
I have so many projects ready to rumble…and I have even taken the photos but the editing and just sitting down and typing is what takes up a bunch of time and truth be told….I am a go-go -go kinda gal and the minute I stop and sit….I FALL ASLEEP! I am sure that there are many of you that can relate to that!
Oh well…there will always be another blog post…and we all know that there will always be more Birthdays so hang tight as I will share them with you! As for the BLOG CANDY….no worries on that front too…as I always love to have blog candy and I will do that as well!
Whew….I have a cutie for you today – this week it is the super talented Debbie Henderson’s turn to share her 3-D talent and get ready for a ….jaw dropping….WOW! Is this adorable or what!!!! ENJOY!
I told you that it is fun…..and I am sure that you are just like me…smiling from ear to ear! I am ALWAYS so AMAZED at the talent people have with coming up with these great ideas! The cup part is using the Sweet Cuts from the Occasions Catalog…I do not have any right now but they are on order and making there way to Randall Lane!
I like the fact that they have a top to it making it a super fun way to “gift” a goodie! I am all about having a “supply of smile makers on hand” – that’s what I refer to as products that all we need to do is add some “fru-fru” and gift it away!
When you see and print off the free PDF that Debbie has for you…you can easily use so many products that you already have to pull off the effect of the project! I will say…punches make a project like this soooooooo much faster and I encourage you to look and see what you have and then play and have fun!
When I saw this project….I thought – wouldn’t this be adorable if you but a “CHICK” on the top and then keep the eggs in the cup! When I get my order of the cups….I am going to give it a try!
Before I get to the PDF….I want you to think about something I say and share often on my blog….and it is this….
It’s all about the details…the little simple touches….
As in my simple eyes…these letting extra touches and details that we put into something as simple as dressing up some Easter Candy – DOES make a difference and the best part…you will have joy inside when you create it and then it will even grow bigger and bigger when you give it to someone special!
As my Mom always said…it’s those little things that make a difference….and you know what – her wise words were SOOOOOO RIGHT! I am the Queen of gifting the “little things” that make someone smile….as it is NOT about how much it costs….IT’S ABOUT THE THOUGHT….everyone like to feel special!!!
Cadbury Treat Sweet Cup
Have a GREAT weekend and remember…..the hour glass has turned for Sale-A-Bration to be over…..YIKES – that calendar is on a ROLL!