Friday, December 14, 2012

December Blog Hop!






It's very exciting because this months blog hop theme is Christmas!!! I always enjoy making some aspect of my Christmas gifts. I hope you get a lot of ideas today from the hop. For my project I made a gift tag. The base of it is cut out using the big shot. Then I used this adorable stamp set that coordinates with a punch. I love that so many of our stamp sets go with our punches.




It works great either on a bad or placed right onto a wrapped gift. Plus the color combos are endless. I used a blender pen to color in the leaves and berries. They normally would be just an outline. 




Hope you had fun! The next blog is Ruth. Here is a complete list of the hop. Happy hopping! 

Ruth Norton http://ruthsstampingcorner.blogspot.com/
Amber Wilson http://amberladybugink.blogspot.com/
Nichole Gonzales Jaramillo http://nicholesu.blogspot.com/
Kay Jantz http://ktmyldyandlife.blogspot.com
Liz Kay www.kraftasticmrskay.blogspot.com
Carmelita Wasson http://carmenacita.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 12, 2012

Craft Show Season

Well, it's that time of year. Craft show time! I had my first one of the season this past weekend. I did have some Stampin Up goodies to sell. Here is one of my cards I am selling. It was also my card for this month's demonstrator meeting. 


It uses one of those fabulous bundles from the holiday catalog. The scentsational bundle. I added the cute gumdrops buttons using shimmer paper and the itty bitty circle punch. 

I was also selling my glass pendants that feature my husband's fine art photography, as well as his some of his framed photos. Here's a look at my set up.


 

I will probably be at 2-3 more craft shows so be sure to come to one and get some truly unique Christmas gifts. 
 
 

Friday, November 9, 2012

November Blog Hop



Hey everyone it's blog hop time again. Mine's up a little late this morning, but better late than never. I made a bunch of mini cards from the DSP in the Holiday Catalog. Then I decorated a craft box and filled them with the mini cards and envelopes. I will be selling these along with other goodies at my craft fair tomorrow at St. Mary's Episcopal Church from 9am to 3pm. Hope to see you there!


Here is the list of the order of the hop. Happy hopping!

Ruth Norton http://ruthsstampingcorner.blogspot.com/
Kim Madrid http://kimsstampsanctuary.blogspot.com/
Nichole Gonzales Jaramillo http://nicholesu.blogspot.com/
Kay Jantz http://ktmyldyandlife.blogspot.com
Liz Kay www.kraftasticmrskay.blogspot.com
Carmelita Wasson http://carmenacita.blogspot.com/


Friday, November 2, 2012

Final Card for Chirstmas Card Class

Here is the last card for my Christmas card class. The lighting is poor quality so it doesn't really do the card justice. So, just imagine it's sparkly goodness . :)


Here are all the rest just in case you missed them.






Saturday, October 27, 2012

Christmas Card Class and Stamp Sale

So earlier this week I previewed a card that will be in my Christmas card class. Let me explain the details of the class. It is a "stamp and stack," which is just like it sounds. We will make 20 cards. 4 different designs and 5 of each design. The cost is $25, or $20 if you make a catalog order that day. You will also need to have your own adhesive (preferably the snail). So here are two more of the cards we will be making at the class. 



And just in case you missed it last time here is the other card I previewed.



The next card should be ready some time next week and will feature a stamp with the 3 wise men and a Bethlehem scene. If you are interested in attending please RSVP through my demonstrator website by November 1st. I hope you can attend and make some homemade cards for your family and friends. 

On another note, Monday Stampin Up! in having an amazing event! 

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets 
That's 15 percent off almost everything!!! Just order through my website in the shop now section on Monday! You won't want to miss it. Think of it as Christmas shopping. :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A random assortment...

So I have a few things I wanted to share and they are all pretty random so here goes! The first is some cute little Halloween bags I made that I will be giving out to co-workers and the like this year. I made them using a bundle from the Holiday catalog. Those bundles are pretty great! I hope they have them in the next mini catalog! They don't have candy in them yet but they will. The best part is they have googly eyes. :)



The next item is not something I made but something I purchased from Stampin Up!. They finally have the Stampin Trimmer ready!!! It is only available to demonstrators now but you should be able to order it next month. It is awesome! You are able to cut and score with it! I cut out a standard size card and then scored a fold line with the same tool. Holy moly people! It is quite a deal and I highly recommend it.


Finally I have my first card ready for my Christmas card class! I'm pretty excited how it turned out. Because of how many we will be making it needed to be simple yet fabulous. The sparkles do just that. I also love the chevron pattern. It adds a lot to the card and is one of my favorite trends going around. You have until November 1st to sign up for the class. Look on my website to get details and RSVP.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ladybug Ink October Blog Hop!



If you are starting the hop here hello to my dedicated readers. Otherwise you just came from Camelita's blog and welcome! 

This month our theme is... Halloween of course! I am super excited about my project. I wanted something fun that could use some of the cute stamps from the holiday catalog, and googly eyes of course! So I decided I wanted to make a haunted house card. It has many layers and parts so here's a step by step look at it. 





The first is the outside of the card. Is has the roof of the house folded over and tied down so you can still put it in an envelope. 




 The next view of it is with the thread off and the roof up. I used the new embossing folder on the brown card stock to make it look more like a wood house. I just free handed the window using yellow paper and a stampin write marker.



 The next view is with the door open and a little witch waiting to say Boo! 


The next view is from the side so you can see all the layers and that it is actually a 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 size card. 


The last view is of the inside of the card. I'm pretty excited how it turned out! It's a really fun, interactive card and I can't wait to give it to someone!


This last picture is just for fun and because I'm really excited about it. It's not a Stampin Up! Project, but I was really getting festive with this card and decided to make a Halloween wreath. I love the bold colors and my little bird friends that are hiding in it. :)


I hope you enjoyed stopping by and happy hopping! 




Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall Fun

So it is finally starting to feel like fall here in Albuquerque. I noticed that the leaves are ever so slightly starting to change. Even though today was pretty warm again, the weekend was kinda cold so I felt inspired tonight to make something fallish.

The first project here is a thank you card. I have seen these pumpkins made from punches through various blogs and stamping sites. So I wanted to give it a try. The first time I saw it was from this blog, and my card is a rendition from it, so I want to give her credit. I liked the idea of giving the card a pumpkin patch feel. So I thought it needed a crow. :) I used the Everything Elenor Stamp Set for the vines and it comes with a cute little bird. So I thought use black ink and there's a crow for you.

 
 
The next project is a little goodie bag I made using the Perfectly Preserved Buldle. I really like making goodie bags. I put cookies in this one. It's a fun way to give someone baked goods and dress them up a bit.
 
 
 
 
I hope you enjoyed some fun fall projects. Be sure to check back on Friday as I will be participating in the monthly Ladybug Ink blog hop. 


Friday, September 14, 2012

Blog Hop #2 Featuring My Digital Studio




Hi Everyone! 

So this month's blog hop is about My Digital Studio or MDS. For those of you who might not know, MDS is like digital stamping and scrap-booking. You can make individual pages or order books, as well as cards, calendar, etc. Because I have been so excited for fall, I was thrilled when Stampin Up! released a new fall set in MDS. This one is called Give Thanks. Then I filled a heart punch in with a picture. I think it's pretty cute and festive. Enjoy!


Be sure you check out the rest of the blogs! 


                                                    


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Centerpiece

So I am so excited because we just repainted our dining room. I got it all ready to host my stamping classes. However, I really wanted a centerpiece for our table. We have a small 4 person, square table and I didn't want it to take up a lot of room. So today I went to Michael's (the craft store) and found the perfect little thing. The supplies are below for what I used. Everything was a least 40% off! The "vase" is perfect because the bottom half is orange, just like our walls. 

It was really pretty simple to make. However, make sure to use wire cutters. I tried to use scissors, like a dork, to cut the flowers. Then it's just a matter of arranging them how you like. I love how it turned out and think it is a perfect fit for our dining room. Future guests be excited! You no longer have to eat dinner on our couch! 
  

         

Monday, August 13, 2012

Do the Can Can!

I super excited that I have planned Stamping Classes for the rest of the year. I also am in the process of redecorating our dining room so it will be ready for hosting crafting madness! So here is what I have planned for this month. 

Do the Can Can! We will harvest several mini cards and perfectly preserve them in a beautifully decorated mason jar until they are ripe for the picking. The cost is $20, or $15 if you place an order.

Aug 19
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

This will show off the Perfectly Preserved Bundle from the Holiday Catalog. It will make for a super cute gift, or give you a supply of  hand made cards for different situations.

For this project I used a wide mouth mason jar. and covered it with some of Stampin Up's own fabric. 


Here are some sample of the cards we are making to put inside the jar. They are 3"x3" mini cards and some little labels to put on gifts. I use my jar to store pens and markers in. :)





If you are interested in attending my class you can RSVP on my Stampin Up web site under the events section. While you are there you can check out the rest of the events for the year. :)


Thursday, August 9, 2012

First Blog Hop! Back to School Theme



Hi everyone!

So some of the ladies in my group of fellow Stampin Up Demonstrators have decided to do a blog hop. We are called Ladybug Ink and we love to stamp! We will be doing this once a month. You all are in for a real treat because these ladies have all been doing this a lot longer than me and are pretty talented.


The theme for our first blog hop is "Back to School." For my part I made a cute little card using the Perfectly Preserved Bundle from the Holiday Catalog. I did not have any school type stamps so I used the apples (since you often see apples in school themes).

My card could be given to a teacher and has a little place to hold a pencil or pen as a small gift for him or her.  I decorated a pencil to add to my card. I stuck the apple on using a dimensional.


 I hope you enjoyed my back to school card and click on the icons below to view the other blogs in the blog hop. Have fun!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Framed Scrapbook Page

It has been a while since I did any scrap-booking. A board member at my work recently adopted a baby and I was asked to make something for a small celebration we are having for her. I thought a single scrapbook page framed would be a cute gift. I didn't have any baby stamps and didn't really want to order some, so I decided to purchase some from My Digital Studio. It is like virtual stamping! It is a fraction of the cost and you can download your purchase right to your computer after you buy it. You just need the MDS software/program on your computer. However, it also gives you an option to download it to other programs. You can check it out through my Stampin Up website.

 I made a page and put the different stamps I wanted to use on it. The photo quality is not great because I just took them with my phone, but you get the idea.


I printed out this page and cut out the images to apply to the page.




Here is a look at the final product. Now they can just add their own pictures to it and hang it somewhere. I am really excited about how it turned out. :)


Here is another scrapbook page I made last year. I did not use MDS for this. I wanted a calendar for my kitchen that was dry erase and cute. Since it's framed I can write on the glass with a dry erase marker and then just wipe it off. I have seen similar things on Pinterest. The frames I used for these projects are from Hobby Lobby and I got them half off so they were only $5 each.


I hope you like these projects. If you are interested in making your own and would like some help I offer classes on these types of things through Stampin Up! Have a great day and happy crafting!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Welcome to my new crafting blog!

Hello! I have been wanting to do this for a while and am so excited to finally have a place to blog about all of my creations. Thanks for taking the time to check this out and I hope you will do so often as I am always crafting something and will post as much as I can.


First of all you may be wondering... who is Lucy? Well that's me! At least to my grandma and uncle. For as long as I can remember they have called me Lucy. I don't even know why. What was once a silly name to me as a child has turned into a endearing nickname that I knew I wanted to use for my crafting business.


I have a lot of projects I want to show so this first blog will include some of my most recent cards I have made for Stampin Up. Did I mention I am a Stampin Up demonstrator? Yep, I am. I was looking for something to do part time and couldn't be happier to do it! It also helps justify my crafting addiction. Hehehe. You can go to my Stampin Up Demonstrator website by clicking the link on the right of this page at any point. Or you can just go to www.lucyslovelies.stampinup.net now.


I never thought that my job and crafting would get to combine but working at an adoption agency we will send cards to our adoptive parents from time to time to give them encouragement while they are waiting to be matched. Here are a coulple of cards I made for this.

For this card I used some of the new In Colors; Gumball Green and Midnight muse. Then I used a stamp set (for the flowers) that is only available for this month! It is the "Reason to Smile" promotion. If you order $50 worth of product in July, you can get this stamp set for only $5! You can also choose if you want it in clear mount or wood mount. I really like how this card turned out.


This next one is also using the "Reason to Smile" set and is another flower in the set.


Here is one more with another flower from the set and it has a little bling!


I still can't believe you can get that stamp set for just $5! Well these are just to start you out. I will be posting many more and give more detailed instructions on how I made them. Hope you enjoy!