Wednesday, July 13, 2016

You Light Up My Life

Wanted an opportunity to create a card with the new Pun Intended Hostess set from the 2016-17 Catalog, so the TGIF Challenge seemed like a perfect chance to get my fingers inky!

Here's the sketch challenge:

And my take on it:

It's a delightfully whimsical stamp set and these lightbulbs just made me smile as I was creating! The only way to get your hands on it is to host a party and did you know I also do virtual parties on Facebook? You don't have to clean your house or make a treat...just sit in your comfy clothes and party with friends for 30 minutes! It's as easy as it sounds so email me today to set a time!
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Arabian (or Moroccan) Nights: Lantern Card

We received the Moroccan Nights stamp set at OnStage in April and at first I was like, "ehhhh..." but then I decided that I was going to USE it and LOVE it!! I've been making myself experiment with it and WOW it's pretty versatile! I'll share a few of my creations AND a tutorial for my favorite so far :)

I stamped the large medallion as a background on this Flirty Flamingo card and then embossed the "Oh happy day" from the new Scenic Sayings set (that I won during Prize Patrol at OnStage!) in white embossing powder. The beautiful ruched ribbon (available in the 2016-2018 In-Colors) really steps up this simple card, don't you think?

Then I wanted to try a see-through card so I stamped on a window sheet with a black StazOn pad and added pieces of the fabulously exotic Moroccan Designer Series Paper to the front and inside. The Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim just happens to be a perfect blend between Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim, which are the In-Colors used on the DSP and on this card.


And this one is my favorite! I splattered water over the ombre-sponged background to create the Bokeh look and it turned out pretty awesome. You can download a .pdf tutorial HERE.

Ready for some eastern culture in your own crafting? Click below to shop the Moroccan Suite!

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Birthday Card: Challenge Accepted

Couldn't resist the TGIF challenge this week because I have a LOT of fabulous "It's My Party" Designer Series Paper that needs to be used up and what better way than to color block?

Here is the card (demonstrated live on my FB page during Lunch with Loni today):
 And a birthday card (just like a lady) needs a little bling, so of course I used the gold glimmer paper for the numbers!

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DID YOU KNOW? I am live on FB each Monday at lunchtime (12:30 MST) sharing crafty stuff with you like this card? And you can also find me on Periscope a few times each week (working on making a set time there, too).



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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bloomin' Gift Jar (+Tutorial)

While I enjoy making cards, my favorite things to create are both beautiful and useful. So this idea came to me while on vacation and would be perfect for Mother's Day as well as the birthday version I created here:
 Bloomin' Gift Jar Tutorial

I did a Periscope as I was making this (yep, I'm there as Creative Juice by Loni) and some of the ideas to fill it were M&M's, Jelly Beans, Buttons, Love Notes, Prayers, Soup Mix, Cookie Mix and Ideas. What would you fill it with? 


I have a tutorial for you so you can re-create it too (click on link or any of the jar photos to download a .pdf instruction sheet) To order any of the supplies, please shop in my Stampin' Up! Store and remember to do this so I can send you a thank you card: 

If you create a gift jar inspired by this tutorial, will you share it with me over on my Facebook Page? I'd love to see your version! 


Thanks for visiting and have a BLOOMIN' marvelous day! 

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Friday, March 18, 2016

March (Paper Pumpkin) Madness

My March Paper Pumpkin kit came in the mail yesterday and so I pushed EVERYTHING aside to create (and by that I mean I literally shoved things off my desk and onto the floor...)

It was my goal to use EVERY. SINGLE. PIECE. in the kit and I am proud to say "Mission Accomplished"!

I posted them over on my Creative Juice Facebook page individually, but here's a collage to inspire your own creativity:


For one of the gift card holders, I made it into a Mother's Day coupon book (lots of free printable coupons out there, but the one I used was from I Should Be Mopping the Floor and just printed them in B&W, two sheets to a page so I could cut and bind them in the middle. 

Not a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber yet? Don't miss another one (especially not the April kit, which will include a FREE GIFT to celebrate the 3rd birthday of Paper Pumpkin!):

I'm off to pick up the floor in my office now...
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Monday, March 7, 2016

Mojo for a 20th Anniversary

20 years ago my sweet friend Ann had been a customer for a while and finally had to ask me if she could be a demonstrator...and of COURSE I said YES! And what a journey we've been on together. It's the greatest of blessings from sharing what you love when you find a like-hearted friend!

Inspired by the Mojo Monday challenge #438, I crafted this card to send her (to match the flowers she should be receiving today):



The colors I used were Daffodil Delight, Eggplant Envy, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Cucumber Crush and can I tell you that EVERYONE needs the Number of Years bundle to celebrate moments that COUNT?!? So incredibly versatile! 



Thanks for visiting: Create something beautiful today to share with someone you love!

P.S. Before you have to ask me (like Ann did), I'd be over the moon if you wanted to become a demonstrator on my team, too :)  Join before March 31, 2016 and choose $30 more in your starter kit for Sale-a-Bration (that's $155 in products for only $99!) 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Classy Black & Gold Wedding Wishes

Weddings are quite personal with color themes running through the events from invitations to decorations (and even the food!) so as often as I can, I create a card to match the occasion. But sometimes they come in bunches and I just need a card NOW, so I came up with this classy black and gold version that seems to do the trick for any formal event.
You can change the words and/or colors to make it a sympathy, birthday or thank you card (all included in the Rose Wonder stamp set!). Download the tutorial and shop in my Stampin' Store for supplies to create your own.


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Friday, January 22, 2016

There's a party going on right here

No matter how many times I clean the kitchen, it still gets messy within hours! Sometimes you just need to run away and make something pretty that STAYS pretty, don't you?

Here are a few opportunities coming up that may help fill the need to create something beautiful and long-lasting. You can click on the images or links for more details or see them all on my Creative Juice by Loni Facebook Events Page.

Stamp-A-Stack Card Class (Spanish Fork, UT)
Saturday, January 30 at 1 PM

Shadowbox of Love Class (Spanish Fork, UT)
Thursday, February 4 at 7 PM

Stampapalooza Stamp Camp (St. George, UT)
Saturday, February 27 11AM - 4 PM

Stampapalooza Stamp Camp (Spanish Fork, UT)
Saturday, March 12 11 AM - 4 PM

It's your choice: Stay home to clean the bathroom ONE MORE TIME or come get crafty with me??


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Monday, January 18, 2016

Visit the Pyramids

Playful Pals Bundle Playful Pals Bundle You won't need to leave home to visit these pyramids: So much creativity packed into one playful bundle of fun~ The Playful Pals stamp set and Pyramid Pals framelits go together like milk and cookies so it just makes sense to get them together and save 15% with the Playful Pals Photopolymer Bundle...let the adventure begin!
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The COLLECTION Playful Pals stamp set (50 stamps) and Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies (18 dies) are used with the Big Shot Die Cutting Tool.
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Monday, January 11, 2016

The 4-Letter Word Mom Approves of: FREE!!

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The holidays are over. The tree is down. All of the decorations have been packed away for next year. Hopefully Santa brought everything that was on your wish list. But, just in case he didn't have enough room in his pack for all the Stampin' Up! supplies that you had listed, here are some great projects that will fill up your winter with ideas and inspiration.

Sale-A-Bration is a great opportunity to earn free products. That's right - free. Isn't that a great word after your holiday season? For every $50 spent, before taxes and shipping, you will receive a free, exclusive Sale-A-Bration product.

So brighten those long winter months with ink, stamps, and paper. No better way to spend a snowy day then inside preserving memories or making cards to brighten other people's days. Stampin' Up! is there to help you every step of the way!

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This special is from January 5th to March 31st. Sale-A-Bration products are exclusive to this promotion. You won't be seeing these items again. Remember you earn free products when you spend $50, so now is the time to check off that wish list.

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Products shown on the Sale-A-Bration brochure on pages 16-19 are limited-time products available only until February 15th. Watch for another batch of limited-time products arriving February 16th.

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