Avant Garden Greeting Card

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you all are having a great Saturday afternoon.  So as I was recording this tutorial my kids decided it was the perfect time to start fighting over a scooter, hence the crying in the background … Continue reading

Crafting, Crafting, Crafting

Hello and Happy Friday, It has been forever since my last post but I have been working on some really cool projects! (pictures posted below) If you haven’t noticed yet, I am the type of crafter who loves to learn … Continue reading

Convention swap inspired Birthday Card + Tutorial

Hi Crafters,

I am back with a super cute Birthday Card to show you. I received a bag and tag swap at convention that I absolutely adore thank you Shaunna Smith if you would like to contact her about the bag and tag please visit her stampin website HERE. I wanted to re-create her bag in to a card and I did. So here it is along with the supply list, a video tutorial and the dimensions, I hope you enjoy!!

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Dimensions:

Card Base – 11″x 4 1/4″ score at 5 1/2″

Watermelon Wonder – 4″ x 5 1/4″

DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″

Tag – 2″ x 3 1/2″

(2) strips of DSP cut at 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

(1) piece of DSP cut at 2″ x 5 1/2″


Product List

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER ANY OF THESE PRODUCTS USED PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURES ABOVE OR SHOP HERE IN MY STAMPIN’ STORE!

WHEN PLACING YOUR ORDER BETWEEN $25.00 -$149.00 PLEASE YOU THIS HOSTESS CODE SQSEGWA7. 

DO NOT USE CODE IF YOUR ORDER IS OVER $150.00 ( YOU WILL LOSE YOUR HOSTESS BENEFITS)

THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY, SEE YOU SOON AND DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO JOIN ME FOR MY NEW “STAMP UP SUNDAY” SERIES THAT WILL BE STARTING ON AUGUST 9TH

A little Thanks video tutorial

Hi Crafter’s,

I have a super cute card for you today. It can either be feminine or masculine you choose.  I love how simple and clean this card is but at the same time, it makes a statement! I used our in Color Markers and our new Everyday Chic DSP, if you have not ordered this paper or these markers yet, please do! you will fall in love!  Below you will find the product list, dimensions and a video tutorial. Enjoy!

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Card base cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ score at 5 1/2″

Whisper White cut at 3″ x 4″

DSP cut at 2 1/2″ x 4″

Product List

If you would like to order any of these products used please click on the pictures above or shop HERE in my Stampin’ Store!

When placing your order between $25.00 -$149.00 please you this hostess code SQSEGWA7. 

DO NOT USE code if your order is over $150.00 ( you will lose your hostess benefits)

Thanks so much for stopping by, See you soon and don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel to Join me for my new “Stamp Up Sunday” Series that will be starting on August 9th

This is what I have been working on!!

Hi Crafter’s,

Sorry I have been M.I.A, but I am back.  I was having computer issues and guess what!!! my new computer came in today…so happy!!

Also I got a sneak peak at the New Annual Catalog, and OMG!!! it is full of the cutest stuff, you are going to fall in love 🙂 

If you join my team you are eligible to choose the “Sneak Peak” items for your kit. How exciting, a month before the catalog goes live!!

If you would like a new catalog please comment below *note* current customers automatically receive one. I will be sending them out Tuesday, May 12th…So keep your eye peeled!! (Pippi longstocking)

This is what I have been working on for the last couple days, aren’t they so cute!!!

The first two were made using the ETCETERA DSP paper stack this can be found in the Clearance Section

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I made these bags using the Flower Pot DSP that is retiring

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Product List

Etcetera Designer Series Paper

Etcetera Designer Series Paper
$10.95

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12 Days of Christmas Day 4 – Gold Soiree Treat Bag

Hi Crafters,

Here is day 4 of my 12 Days of Christmas Series. Day 5 and 6 will be posted today as well, I have been having computer complications…Grrr!! so that has set me back a bit but I believe I have it all figured out now ( cross your fingers) lol!

Ok so here you go…

To view the video tutorial for this project click the link ir picture below!

Gold Soiree Treat Bag

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Dimensions:

Designer Series Paper- 6″ x 10 1/2″

Score – Portrait mode @ 1 1/2″

Landscape mode @ 2 1/2″, 5″, 7 1/2″, 10″

Card Stock – 2″ x 3 1/2″

Scrap Pieces of card stock ( about 4″)

 

PRODUCT LIST:

Gold Soiree Designer Series Paper

Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon

Crumb Cake cardstock

Cherry cobbler ink pad

Twine

Mini clothes pins

Holiday home stamp set

Homemade Holiday Framelits

Silver stampin glitter

2 Way glue pen

Word window punch

Scallop Tagged Topper Punch

Big Shot

Stampin dimensionals

Sponge

Sticky Strip

 

If you have any questions or you would like a catalog please contact mor.leave a comment below.

 

To order any of the products used please visit my Stampin Store Here

 

 

 

 

Unique Blog Hop – What Inspires Me

Good Morning Crafters,

A couple weeks ago one of my new friends Carol asked if I wanted to take part in this “Unique Blog Hop” and of course I said yes!! but when it came time to prepare for this post, I started getting nervous and of course intimidated because I had never taken part in one of these before, but I got over it and here I am and there you are reading this post 🙂 so let me go ahead and introduce my self, My Name is Valentina, I am from Glendale, CA,  33, and a mother of two.  My love for paper crafting began when I was a little girl, paper, stamps, crayons, markers, stickers and craft stuff used to get me excited and till this day I still get excited over paper, stamps and ink, That is why I became a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, So I can share my love of paper crafting with you. If you would like to check out Carols awesome post from last week go right ahead, she is a pretty awesome crafter.

As part of the HOP we are asked a series of questions to kinda give you an idea of who we are and why we do what we do.

The first question is…

“WHAT AM I WORKING ON”

well I am actually working on lots of projects, since I hold various classes throughout the week, I am constantly trying to come up with new projects or watching videos on YouTube and making the projects my own. But at this particular moment I am working on a recipe book and some holiday invitations. Holiday Bazzarr and Boutiques are coming up so I am also getting ready for those..lot’s of work, but I love every bit of it!!

 

THIS IS THE RECIPE BOOK I AM MAKING, THESE ARE THE PAGES THAT ARE DONE

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THESE ARE THE HOLIDAY INVITATIONS I AM WORKING ON

 

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Second question is…

” HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN THE GENRE”

I am not sure if it really does differ from the others in the paper crafting world, because we all have our own styles and techniques, some of us use stamps, some are into mixed media, some are into scrap-booking, and so on,  but we all share the same love which is paper 🙂 I think the only way I may differ from the rest of the paper crafters is that when I am creating, and I get an idea for another project, I have to make it as so as I am thinking about it, so you can imagine how my work area looks, but who knows, maybe the rest of the paper crafting world is nuttier than I am…lol it’s ok to be nuts, after-all we love paper… lol.

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Third question is…

“WHY DO I CREATE WHAT I DO”

Because this is who I am, I love paper, embellishments, stamps, and stuff…lol If I didn’t create I wouldn’t be being true to myself. Paper crafting is my relaxation, some people garden, knit, clean, or take walks to relax but I CREATE.  There was a sign that I seen and it totally describes why I do what I do, and I will share it with you because I am sure a lot of you can relate.

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Fourth question is….

“HOW DOES MY CREATIVE PROCESS WORK AND HOW DO I GET AND STAY INSPIRED”

Well as far as how my creative process works…sometimes it doesn’t..lol like just the other day I was at my desk trying to come up with some designs for Holiday Cards, but for some reason it was so hard, I made 4 different cards, but I was not happy with any of them, I then turned to Pinterest and You-Tube but it didn’t help, so instead of getting frustrated, I got up from my desk and had to walk away so I ended up watching previously recorded shows of Big Brother that I had missed…lol I still haven’t given it another try but I will, so for those of you who have experienced the same thing, some times you just have to walk away!! lol

My inspirations come from many things, like I said I watch a lot of great crafters on YouTube and see some pretty cool things on Pinterest or Etsy, and I will either make them my own or create something totally different. I stay inspired because this is what I love to do, I lay in bed thinking about projects and “what will I make tomorrow” or “what if I used these dimensions” or “No that box would be a cute treat holder” lol I am constantly thinking and that is how I stay inspired.

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I have chosen 3 very talented paper crafters who will be sharing with you next Monday, September 8, I know you will enjoy as much as I do!

1. Andrea Cimino from Garden of Creativity,  She is a very talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator who makes the cutest photo mini albums, I love her projects. I had the pleasure of meeting her for the first time at our Stampin’ Up! Convention CREATE INSPIRE SHARE 2014.

2. Brittany Simbolon from Inky Fingers, Brittany is another pretty awesome Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, who I also met and got to hang with at CREATE INSPIRE SHARE 2014. Check out her blog for the cutest projects, I look forward to her creations and I know you will too!

3. Kara Golby from iStampin, Kara is another very talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, she has some amazing projects and videos, check out her blog you will love it, especially the intro music to her tutorials. 🙂

 

I had the pleasure of meeting all three ladies at our Stampin’ Up Convention back in July, and we all came home inspired and ready to show you what kind of talent we have!

I hope you enjoyed my post and I want to thank Carol for inviting me the “HOP”

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again!