Thursday, January 30, 2014

Love, Guaranteed

It's snowing again, so you need to do something to warm your heart...and the heart of the one you love! I've got just the exercise:
Heart-To-Heart Stamp Camp
Wednesday, February 5 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, February 6 at 10 a.m.
Spanish Fork, UT

These three elegant projects will make you fall in love (with paper crafting) all over again:

You'll create a Valentine charger to decorate your home, a card and a box.  Here's the box up close:

The best news? It's only $10 for the class!! I set the price before I made the projects, so you are getting an AWESOME deal :)  While I provide almost all the supplies, you will need to bring Snail, Sticky Strip and scissors. If you need to order any adhesive, please let me know when registering. And registration is due by February 3rd (space is limited).

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Something Free For Everyone

Sale-a-Bration is a time we look forward to at Stampin' Up! because there is something for everyone...FREE! Click links below to explore all the options:

In the front half of the S-A-B Brochure (above) Stampin' Up! offers awesome ideas for "bundles" you can purchase to qualify for free S-A-B product (shown in the back half). Here's a sample: The "Birthday Bash Bundle":

The Birthday Bash Bundle includes everything you need to make 20 handmade Birthday cards with your choice of the wood or clear Banner Blast Stamp Set for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!

Can't wait to share some more simple and easy ways to Sale-A-Brate every day!

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Stampin' Up! Leadership 2014

When asked what they loved best about Stampin' Up!, what did demonstrators respond was at the top of their list?
  1. Free Stamps
  2. Friendships
  3. Flexible Hours
  4. Creativity
Here's a hint:

While we love being creative and would never turn down free stamps (or chocolate), the thing we love most is the relationships we forge! I met Jan (right) at Leadership in San Antonio, TX in 2012 where we became roommates by finding each other in an online board. Within minutes, we were as close as sisters and then found Carolyn (front) who was attending alone from Canada. She couldn't resist us ;) and this year we were blessed to be roommates all together in Houston!

It was Jan's idea to wear matching scarves each day:

What fun we had together! Our favorite activity was Managers Reception at the Houston Aquarium where they served "Light Refreshments" of sushi, shrimp, roast beef, mashed potatoes, dessert, hot cocoa bar, etc... This was Nirvana for me because I plan every successful trip around where I'm eating next (LOL). Oh yeah, there were also scuba divers, sharks, sting-ray feedings, and white tigers at the aquarium as well as a few rides like a Merry-Go-Round where we may or may not have let our hair down. 

Of course there was plenty of stamping, swapping, education, motivation and celebration (which is what we do best)! 

We also roamed the scariest parts of downtown Houston on foot searching for pizza, introduced Jan & Carolyn to Pizzookies (aka "Never On Sundae" at Utah Pizza Factory), survived Carolyn leaving her wallet in Canada (she had a little cash and her passport), and laughed at Jan the day she wore her shirt backward for the first 4 hours! In turn, they teased me about "sleeping around" because I took turns in Jan's bed, then Carolyn's (we had two beds in the hotel room, so I gave them each a chance to sleep alone). We made precious memories together.

Loved the service project we participated in:

One of the best Leadership announcements was this one: 

Join my stampin' family and gain 5,000 new friends at Inspire. Create. Share. in Salt Lake City this summer! You don't want to miss any of the fun!

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Friday, January 17, 2014

5 Ways on Fridays: My Paper Pumpkin

I look forward to receiving my RED My Paper Pumpkin BOX every month in the mail because I love surprises and I love a craft project that is prepared for me (instead of having to cut and prepare it myself) And some GREAT NEWS:
When you are a NEW subscriber to My Paper Pumpkin before February 10, 2014, you'll get a set of 2012-14 In-Color Markers FREE (a $14.95 value!). Not only that, but ALL FUTURE SUBSCRIPTIONS are twice as cool as ever before! Trust me...I got a sneak peek at Leadership and I loved them so much, I've changed my subscription to 2 boxes every month :)

When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, the first kit you get is the welcome kit which makes the following cards, but Paper Pumpkin could be anything: banners, mini-albums, bags/tags, etc. Here are 5 Ways to get the most out of your kit:

1. Think outside the box: Turn your card sideways, play with the pieces, don't follow the instructions! You'll find hundreds of samples online, but here are mine:

2. Think INSIDE the box. Sarah instructs us how to turn a card into a box on her blog:

3. Use the pieces for a scrapbook page layout as Rachel Tessman did here:

4. Use up the scraps! No naked envelopes! Just follow this great tip from Julie Davison:
(Note: If you are mailing the card, just stamp on it, as the die cuts would come off in transit)

5. Give the Gift of Creativity! It's your best friends birthday next month? Order an extra kit to give to her! Mother's Day? Subscribe for your wife or mother and they will feel the love every month when that awesome red box arrives in the mail! My Paper Pumpkin was one of Studio 5's "Top Subscription Box" picks!

More Paper Pumpkin Info:
  • Frequently Asked Questions...answered here!
  • Check out the November Kit Video: It was one of the most loved kits so far.
  • NEVER cancel your subscription: If you need to skip a month (or two), just edit your account and change the quantity to "0". Then when you are ready to start up again, you won't get a duplicate welcome kit, but can jump right into whatever crafting joy with the current kit!
  • Who Needs a Prince?  Video by my Canadian friend Carolyn & convention commercial winner!
  • More details & SUBSCRIPTION page at I would love to send you a Thank You card when you choose me (Loni Spendlove) as your demonstrator! 

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Celebrate the Everyday Card Class

Relax and enjoy crafting at my next card class where you will create 8 cards to help you celebrate the everyday occasions of your life! Bring your scissors and adhesive and I'll provide everything else.

Celebrate the Everyday Card Class
Saturday, January 25 at 1 p.m.
Loni's house in Spanish Fork, UT
$15 per person
Cost is just $15 and please register (below) by January 21st. Come stamp with me!

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Twine Tag

Back from Stampin' Up! Leadership and trying to organize myself enough to make a blog post, but I'm slow at picture editing...meanwhile, I took a few moments to be creative this morning so I could play along with the Friday Mashup!

I know it looks like it's on a card, but it's really tied to a box :)

Tag Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up!):

Stamps: Occasions Alphabet
Ink: Bermuda Bay & Raspberry Ripple markers
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe & Whisper White card stock, Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (130145)
Accessories: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324), Big Shot (113439), Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die (127553), Scallop Edge Border punch (119882), Calypso Coral (125573) and Cherry Cobbler (123125) Baker's Twine.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Caught in the Vortex

We've been hearing about much of the U.S. being caught in the Polar Vortex and while Utah isn't (currently) in the clutches of the freezing temperatures (for us, that was early December) I have been trapped in a crazy holiday/wedding vortex! All of our children were here for Christmas and I had a limited time with my eldest daughter to plan a wedding (which will actually take place in May) so forgive my month-long disappearance.

If you know our family, we celebrate the holidays with a vacation or some family event to make a memory rather than giving our children gifts (with the exception of a photo album I create with My Digital Studio showcasing our family events from the year before). This year we took a one day "Adventure" which included Indoor Skydiving and Snorkeling at the Heber City Homestead Crater. Here's my first attempt at Skydiving...and for the record, it was awesome, but I'm sticking with the indoor version!

In SU! news: The Occasions Catalog is here and there are some wonderful products to celebrate every occasion and Sale-a-Bration begins on January 28th and my calendar is filling quickly, so call to schedule your party ASAP!

Next up: Stampin' Up! Leadership in Houston! I'll be posting updates on my Creative Juice by Loni Facebook Page while I'm there. This is one of the cards I created to swap with other demonstrators and features products from the Occasions catalog:

Card Recipe~All Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Love You to the Moon
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Pack (item 132996), Real Red, Crumb Cake & Whisper White card stock and Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits (129983), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch (119275), Fringe Scissors (133325), Banner Punch (SAB 133529)
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