Thursday, September 18, 2014

Halloween Swaps--Stampin' Up! Event; Unite & Excite

Hello Everyone!

I mentioned a few days ago that I attended a Stampin' Up! event called Unite & Excite over the past weekend.  It was a lot of fun meeting other business-minded (and hobbiest-minded) women who LOVE what they do as much as I do.  I can not tell you where I would be if I didn't have Stampin' Up! in my life.  I would be scared to know because I absolutely LOVE my job.  I love sharing what I know about this craft with other wonderful crafty people! 

Do you want to see what I mean?  If you would like to try giving this crafting gig a try please check this out.  You are more than welcome to contact me with any questions!  Email Me, I would love to help you figure out if this is a good fit for you!

Ok, ok, I will get back to the reason I came by today.  :)  

I received some really great swaps at the event.  For those that do not know what that means... Us crazy stampers create a multitude of one design of card fronts.  This is a great way to show ideas of either layouts, color combinations, unique ways to use stamps/embellishments and so on...  Then we swap them with other stampers!

I actually used one of these swaps for inspiration for my Merry Monday this week.  :)

Here are a few Halloween "swaps" that I received:

Sometimes you are lucky!  Look what I got!  A sweet Halloween treat.  This inspired me to create something similar with materials that I had on hand!  It was too cute not to re-create.  That is the point of these swaps...get you inspired to CREATE!  Come back tomorrow to see what I did. :)

A spooky Halloween card.  This would be a cute invitation for a party.  Look at that yucky eyeball in the martini glass.  Eww!  lol

Check out what Cindy did.  She used the stamp set Work of Art in an entirely different way.  Crazy, that's all I can say.  She used the different "swooshes" to create the body and hair for a witch.  She then drew in the face.  Well done~Cindy!

Hopefully, the projects that I have shared have inspired you to go create something fun for Halloween!!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Update on Merry Monday, NEW Classes, Weekly Deals

Hi Stampers!!

If you came to the blog yesterday it was a bit crazy.  I tried to hurry and get my second Merry Monday video up and FINALLY by bedtime it was ready to go onto YouTube.  If you did not see the video last night you can check it out below.  Don't want to miss when I post to YouTube?  You can subscribe to my channel if you click here!

NEW CLASSES!  Check out the dates and prices on these two new classes HERE!

There are some really great deals this week!  Make sure that you purchase asap because they are only good for the week (through Monday, Sept. 22).  Wow, do you see that the Happy Hour WOOD Mount stamp set is only $22.46??  OR, the Label Card Thinlits are ONLY $24.71??  I'll put some links below so that you can easily see more information or place your order!  :)

Quick Links:

If you need help ordering or if you have a question
you can EMAIL ME!

Have a wonderful day~

Monday, September 15, 2014

Merry Monday!! with a Video!

Happy Monday everyone!  Last week the time just slipped away from me and I didn't get to film the Merry Monday video ahead of time.  But I WAS able to film it today!  It's in the process of saving to my computer then I will have to upload it to YouTube.  My hope is that it will be there (and here) within a few hours.  

Please come back to see how I made the card below!  

**edited** It's now 8:43 pm Central Time.  The video had posted but, it was the incorrect video (the non-edited one).  It is about half way finished downloading to YouTube and then it will be published.  I'm sorry for the delay (remember, I am NEW at this).  :)

**Edited.  It's now 10:40pm and the video is now LIVE.  Whew, what a day I've had.  But, it the end I did it.  Now I'm off to bed.  :)  Thanks for being patient with me!  Check below for your Merry Monday video!

Today's Merry Monday card was inspired by a card swap that I received this past weekend at a Stampin' Up! event called "Unite & Excite".  I love ANY event that involves Stampin' Up!!  You really can not go wrong.  If you LOVE stamping you may consider becoming a demonstrator too and I would love for you to join my team of Happily Ever Stampers!  Contact me or 314-803-9197 with any questions you have because I would love to tell you about the benefits.  I am open and honest when discussing what being a demonstrator is all about.  You can see more information HERE.  

Supplies used to complete today's project:
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

An Update, 50% off PP + Weekly Deals

Sorry for not being able to post yesterday!  My son was home from school BOTH Monday and Tuesday!  He got strep throat.  Yuck.  Neither of my kids have ever had it and I was just hoping that maybe they were just immune.  Um, nope...proven wrong this week. 

Did you see my first video on Monday?  If you missed it you can check this post HERE for that!  I had a lot of fun filming and editing. :)  I am very much a newbie so please keep that in mind when watching.  I can only hope to be as good as my "competition" one day.  :)

Since my little man was home sick it put me behind a bit.  I am working on getting a class line-up together.  I also have some swaps to work on for a Stampin' Up! event that I am going to on Saturday.  Yes, I have over 30 swaps to make!  Better get this posted and onto my to-do list.

Here are some things that I wanted to pass along.  This first one is very time sensitive!

Today is the last day to sign up for the Paper Pumpkin for 50% off your first two months (new members only)!  Don't miss out on the September kit--you MUST order today!
Use promo code:  HALFOFF2

October 4th I will have a get together for those that would like to put their kits together!  Girl time, snacks, chatting---SO much fun!!  More details soon!

Want to see what I did with last months kit?  Check it out here.  If you are new to My Paper Pumpkin you will also receive a clear block (valued at $8.50) to use with the included stamps.  For only $9.97 you could get the kit and block with shipping included!

Subscribe HERE and don't forget to use Promo Code:  HALFOFF2

Check out this week's great deals.  I know now why I had not gotten the 2" circle gut told me to wait!  Check it out...I've going to save over $4.  Woo Hoo!  Have a look at this week's deals HERE plus make sure you check the Clearance Rack while you are there.  You never know what kind of awesome deals you will find there!

Don't forget about your Hostess Code!  
If you place an order under $150 please enter 
Hostess Code: YCJCPRCQ 
Make sure that you "un"check the box that will default to not let me contact you.  I won't do anything with your information.  You will NOT get random calls from me.  I need your address so that I can mail you a THANK YOU card!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Merry Monday's Are Back + A Video From ME!!

Welcome back to Merry Monday's!!  I have been a busy stamper.  If you have been following me for the last few weeks you will have seen a few projects that feature items from the NEW Holiday Catalog.  I. AM. IN. LOVE.  There are so many awesome things in this catalog that it was hard to stay within my budget.  I did it though.  I purchased so many wonderful things that I will do my best to show you what YOU can do with these products to make your holidays stress-free!

I mentioned on the blog yesterday that I recorded my first ever video!  I am super excited to jump into this other world (a little nervous but mostly excited)!  Check out the video below and leave me a comment please.  OH, and don't forget to subscribe to my Happily Ever Crafter YouTube channel!!!!

Here is your Merry Monday card for today, September 8th:

If you have a lot of people on your Christmas card list then this card is for you!  One inexpensive photopolymer stamp set, "Endless Wishes", and a few other supplies and you will be on your way to creating lots of cards--quickly!

It will not take a lot of time to create this card but I think it is very pretty with a few of those extra special touches like our Rhinestone Jewels.  You know that I love my sparkle.  :)

Here is my video showing you how to create this card.  Check back each Monday because if you like this feature I will continue to create videos to go along with the cards that I make for Merry Monday's!

Don't forget to go to my channel and subscribe!  HERE

Below are all of the supplies that I used to complete the Merry Christmas Card.  Click on an image for more information or to order your own supplies!  If you have any questions be sure to email me (there is an email form in the right column).

I really hope that you enjoyed today's post!
Have a great day!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

BIG News! + Halloween Treat

Hello!  I just have to say that yesterday's temps didn't make it to 77 degrees.  It was such a gorgeous day (even though it rained).  I know that there are many out there that REALLY enjoy the warmer weather but, I am not one of them. :)  This coming weekend is looking like MY ideal temperature--HIGH of 70!!  Woo Hoo!!  Are you sad to see Summer end?  Sorry.  This girl is welcoming the cooler weather with open arms.

BIG NEWS Announcement is at the bottom of today's post!

So in light of the cooler temperatures, I have created yet another Halloween project that is so easy to do. Have you realized that Halloween is NEXT month?  You will only need a few supplies to complete this adorable treat including the Labels Framelits.

Let's check it out...

Cute! right?!  I love this treat tag!  It's perfect for adding to a little something for school parties, friends, neighbors, co-workers, or even easy enough to add to treats that you hand out on Halloween night.  I do not get many kids at my door so, this treat idea is perfect!!

Like I said, you only need a few supplies and you will be creating in minutes!

  1. Run a piece of Motley Monsters designer paper through your Big Shot with the largest Label Framelits.
  2. Score 1" from the center (on both the left and right side of the center).
  3. Fold on the score lines and place your candy inside.  I used a Reese's Peanut Butter PUMPKIN.
  4. Wipe a small piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock with your Embossing Buddy then stamp your image from the Merry Everything using Whisper White Craft Ink.  
  5. Now heat emboss with your heat tool.
  6. Punch out your tag with the Note Tag Punch.
  7. Using a small circle punch go ahead and punch a hole at the top of your tag.
  8. Thread a piece of Rich Razzleberry cotton ribbon through the holes of your designer paper. Tie into a bow.  
You now have a super duper cute treat for anyone special! 

Below are the items that I used to complete this project.  Click on an item(s) and you can purchase right from my Stampin' Store.  Plus, you can purchase the stamps and the punch together at a 15% discount!!  Score!  

Enter the current Hostess Code when placing your order (don't use code if over $150) and you will be mailed a thank you from me!!  Code is at the top right of my blog!

Thank you for making it to the end of today's post!  Here is my BIG NEWS:

I am so excited to share that I have filmed my FIRST video!  Whew.  I did it!  I finally jumped in with both feet.  I am still v-e-r-y much learning the how to's of putting together a great video.  But hey, I gotta start some where.  You will want to check back tomorrow for my Very First Merry Monday Video!  Yep, Merry Monday is back and will now have an accompanying video!  I hope that you enjoy this feature.  I hope that you will come back tomorrow!!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday...

Friday, September 5, 2014

FREE Stamps!!

Hello fellow Stampers!

Are you ready to jump into Fall activities yet?  I am so ready to leave the tank tops/capris/flip-flops in the closet for a few months!  It's time people!  :)  I LOVE fall!  I can not get enough of it.  Today's high is 92 but, guess what tomorrow's is...77!  Oh yeah.

If you would like to gather a few friends for a VERY fun, NO stress kind of evening then there is no better time than the present.  Get with me via phone 314-803-9197, EMAIL, or leave a comment here.  We can set a date to pArTy (at your place or mine!).  Now is a fantastic time to be a Hostess because you get free Hostess $$$ PLUS, you can earn a FREE Hostess Only stamp set (see below).  Let's get together to make something meaningful and you and your friends are SURE to have a great time!!

I am working on filming my FIRST video.    My biggest hurdle (besides myself) is figuring out what you would like to see!  Leave me a comment if you have a suggestion for me-PLEASE!