Monday, July 31, 2017

I am in FUNdraising Mode!

Hi Everyone,
I busted out my Cricut machine yesterday (boy, I forgot how fun this thing is...) to make lots of cute images. At the end of this month, I will be setting up for a FUNdraiser to benefit the Troy Family  and my old friend George who is suffering from Maligant Melinoma. Sadly, it spread to George's lymph nods when they found it and recently spread to his pelvic area, 😦

Today I worked on and created a Focal Board to act as the backdrop to the tables which will hold the Silent Auction baskets that will be raffled off.
George's daughter Emily painted a picture of a whale with the tag line "Just Keep Swimming" and so that's what I went with for our theme.
I think it turned out really cute and if you look closely, there is a little Scuba George swimming!
If any of you have an On-line business and would consider making a donation, it would be greatly appreciated. I will be busy putting baskets together and I will post pictures of my Stampin' Up! basket that I am creating as well as a fun Mary Kay basket .
Have a great week friends ~
Happy Hugs,


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Ep.#580 ~ Sympathy Card | Flourishing Phrases | Stampin' Up!

Greetings Crafty Friends,
Today I had to make a Sympathy card and I don't know about you but these are not cards that I usually make. In the past I have always purchased a store-bought card but I really wanted to convey my sincerest heartfelt condolences to my old friends son's.
I immediately turned to the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set/Bundle because I knew it had the perfect images and sentiments to go along with it.
See how simply this card comes together and really makes a statement with it's elegance.

Thank you for watching and I hope you have a wonderful week.

Happy Hugs,

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ep.#579 ~ Christmas in July *Coffee Cafe Gift Card Holder/Card!*

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Hold the phone folks - this is a SUPER cute idea for sending a unique card or adding a gift card as well! I love how this turned out and those little coffee cups are just precious ... The holidays are right around the corner so why not start pacing yourself so you can have plenty of beautiful handmade gift ready and you can relax and enjoy all the festivities and merriment of the season. Get a head start and save yourself the headache, not to mention with it being soooooo hot outside, it's a great excuse to stay indoors and keep cool while crafting.
I have been playing some Christmas c.d.'s too while I am creating and it really helps put me in the mood!

Thanks for stopping by, I am so glad that you did...
Big Hugs,

Christmas 🎄 In July !

Hi Everyone,
Check out the fun project I made today after seeing the idea 💡 that was shared by my Upline Janice W. from the swaps she received while on the awesome Thailand trip. It's sooooo cute and I am uploading a video as I type this right now.

I love how this turned out and it's perfect for attaching a gift card to!

I hope you found some inspiration today and happy Crafting!



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Teenage Guy Graduation 👨🏻‍🎓 Thank You Cards

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends,
I am finally getting to make our son's Thank You cards for his Graduation gifts he received at his party in June.
Making masculine cards is super quick and easy with this great grungy stamp set from Stampin Up!
I think they are perfect for a teenage dude ...

Enjoy your Sunday ~


Friday, July 14, 2017

Ep.#578 ~ Christmas In July | Embossed Golden Topiary

 Happy Friday Everyone,
I hope you are enjoying my Christmas in July Series, I am having a wonderful time listening to Christmas music and making cards! 
Today I had an idea for the garland stamp from the "At Home With You" stamp set (I know, yes I am using it again...). I also love the look of embossing on Christmas cards, it just steps the card up a bit.
This is such a pretty card and would be very easy to mass produce on a larger scale. 
I hope this gives you another idea for using your stamps a little differently than what they are designed for, give it a try yourself. It's fun to come up with unique ideas when creating our cards.

Thanks for watching and have a great weekend ~
Happy Hugs,

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ep.#577 ~ Merry Christmas Card | "At Home With You" BY Stampin' Up!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Crafty Friends,
We are just a little less than six months until Christmas and all the festivites will be in full swing, gosh - the time always flies when the 4th of July is over... I am using the fantastic stamp set "At Home With You" from Stampin' Up! in todays tutorial. I have been using it a lot lately and I love how versitile this set is. I had this idea rolling around in my head and thought that the ribbon stamp from this set would make a really cute country star! Well what do you know - it did, lol!!!
I am really happy with the simple, rustic feel of this card - just lovely.

I hope this challenges you to try to think outside of the box so to speak. Try using your stamps in different ways, it's fun to see what you can come with.
Please share YOUR projects with everyone over on my Facebook page: The Happy Stamper
I would love to see all the fun ideas you come up with! Make sure to like my page and share your cool tips and tricks with all of us.
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HUGE Hugs,

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ep.#576 ~ July/August ***FREE Kit With Purchase***

 Hi there Everyone,
I've got my New *FREE Kit With Purchase* all ready and I wanted to share with all of you a sneak peek at one of the cards included in this fun kit! You will see how all the kits come with everything pre-cut, pre-scored, die cut pieces as well as all the embellishments organized in their own little package for easy assembly. 

I hope you like this kit as much as I do, I had a wonderful time putting it together for all of you. 
Big Hugs,

Monday, July 10, 2017

Ep.#575 ~ *FREE* Essential Gift Pack | With Stampin' Up! Starter Kit! Ju...

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Happy Monday! Stampin' Up! has a really FABULOUS Christmas in July Promotion taking place right now!!! When you join my Stampin' Up! team in the month of July, you will recieve this amazing "Essential Gift Package" for FREE in addition to your Customized Starter Kit for just $99!
Check out the video to see what is included in your Essential Kit, it's all the extra's that every crafter needs, so why not get it for FREE while you can.
Don't forget to - you will also be recieving the beautiful New "Carols For Christmas" Stamp Set from our Holiday Catalog 2017 and it's GOJUS!
That's a pretty amazing deal and to think you get alllllllll of this for just $99 - wowza!

Don't let this great kit slip by and get out discount for yourself... Visit my online website and join my group of Happy Stampers!
Happy Hugs,

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Ep.#574 ~ Note Pad Hostess Gift | "Flourishing Phrases" By Stampin' Up!

Happy Saturday Crafty Friends,
Are you ever in need of a quick and easy Hostess Gift or any sweet gift for someone special? I like to keep these Jr. sized legal pads in my stash for a last minute gift that I can whip up in a jiffy.
You can find these at any large discount store or even your local grocery store...
They really make such super gifts and can be esily personalized for the recipient!

I hope you give these a try, I love to wrap them up and give them as gifts. I know I am always reaching for paper and pen all the time and this would look great on anyone's desk!
Happy Hugs,

Monday, July 3, 2017

Ep.#573 ~ "At Home With You" | New Home Card!

Happy 4th of July Happy Stampers!
If you are in the USA you know what a wonderful celebration this special day is honoring our amazing country and all the hero's who have and are fighting for it - AMERICA!
Today I am sharing a really sweet card featuring the super stamp set "At Home With You" which is such a sweet stamp set. It is available as a "Bundle" which would include the matching Framelits Die Set and makes the process of putting this card together a breeze.
This set has images for all year long and I can't wait to make some fall and christmas cards with it...

Thanks for watching!
Happy 4th of July,