Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the USA. Here’s a famous quote I love from MLK, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Marcelyn made these gorgeous cards for our Central Iowa Demo card swap. She used the Hold on to Hope stamp set from the new Occasions catalog. I love the crosses cut from Silver Foil. I’m excited to show you all the other cards from the swap later this week!
Do you know the best way to get all your Christmas cards done for 2018? Yep, start today! It’s ironic that while Marcelyn was working on 2018 Christmas cards, my family and I were busy dismantling our 2017 Christmas decorations. On Saturday we got everything taken down and got the main floor cleaned up and back to normal. We did have one issue, however. Steve and I couldn’t remember where we had stashed the lamp to make room for the Christmas tree. Steve checked the basement and upstairs. I pondered while I was busy cleaning. Later Steve came in and saw the lamp back in place. “Where did you find the lamp,” he asked? Would you believe it was sitting on one of the other end tables in the same room? Hope we aren’t the only ones who do things like this! 🙂
Today is the last day to sign up for our stamp camp, Saturday January 27. Total cost for all day is $35. Total cost for only am or only pm is only $20.Please email me today at Beth@StampingMom.com
If you have any questions or comments for Marcelyn, she would love to get an email from you. email@example.com
Keegan performed his Ensemble Acting play for Parent’s Night on Friday. It’s a sad story relating to the 9/11 tragedy. He performs it again next Saturday. Love watching Keegan sing and act! Abby goes back to college tomorrow and I’ve had a heavy heart all day. I love having my sweet girl at home. Love you Abigail!
Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
This cute and simple Valentine Triangle Box was inspired by Windy Ellard’s Merry & Bright Truffle Boxes. This box is so easy to make. Once I got started making them, it was hard to stop.
Paper: Painted with Love Specialty DSP, Gold Foil, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Love Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack, Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies, 1 -1/4″ punch, 1′ punch
Are you curious what’s inside my box?
Yep, I put a Truffle inside my box, but it’s big enough for many kinds of candy.
I’ve been on a “Valentine Triangle Box” roll this week and posted this box yesterday. It’s always fun to brighten someone’s day with a little treat!
Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on February 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.
I’m on the Design Team for Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog and I’m hosting this weeks’s challenge- Use Your Stuff #294 Something New. Please visit Use Your Stuff and enter something you’ve made with new product. I chose to make this Easy Triangular Treat Box with Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous new paper, Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).
Paper: Painted with Love Specialty DSP, Gold Foil, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Love Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack, Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies (heart), 1 -1/4″ punch, 1′ punch
Directions to make the Easy Triangular Treat Box-
Need 2- 2″ x 8″ strips of cardstock or DSP
As shown on “A” use a ruler and draw a line from the 1″ mark to the score line at 3″ at the top of the cardstock. Do this again from the 1″ mark to the 3″ score line at the bottom of the cardstock. Do the same thing from the other end to the 5″ score line. Use your bone folder and score on all four of these lines.
As shown on “B” use a ruler and draw a line from the 1/2″ mark to the score line at 3″ at the top of the cardstock. Do this again from the 1/2″ mark to the 3″ score line at the bottom of the cardstock. Do the same thing from the other end to the 5″ score line. Cut the cardstock along the four lines you drew. My picture shows the cardstock with these pieces already removed.
Put Tear and Tape on the center square of the A piece. Line up the center square of the B piece and adhere together. Put Tear and Tape on one side of the B piece.
Line up the sides of the A pieces behind the B piece and adhere. The back of the box is open to put candy in. Bring it up and put a hole through all the layers and add ribbon to hold the box together.
Please email me if you have any questions. Beth@StampingMom.com.
Yeah! I just found out I was a Clean and Simple Favorite over at Splitcoast Stampers last week. That really makes me smile!
Here’s the card that was chosen.
Have you ordered a product share yet? The first product shares will be shipping out later this week.
Designer Series Paper Share $30 includes shipping. $24 if picking up at my house.
6- 6” x 12” True Gentleman DSP
6- 6” x 12” Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP
6- 6” x 12” Painted with Love Specialty DSP
6- 6” x 12” Petal Passions DSP
6- 6” x 12” Myths & Magic Specialty DSP
3- 6” x 6” Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
12- 6” x 6” Tutti-frutti DSP
12- 6″ x 6″ Picture Perfect Party DSP
57 sheets total
Ribbon Share Approx 1 yard of EACH of the following:$6, get an additional yard of each ribbon for an additional $5. So basically you can get as many yards as you want. 1 yard of each ribbon $6, 2 yards of each ribbon $11, 3 yards of each ribbon $16, etc. Shipping can be combined with other shares.
Berry Burst 3/8” Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Silver Baker’s Twine
Love Mini Tinsel Trim- Gold and Powder Pink
Whisper White ¼” Organza Ribbon
Lemon Lime Twist 3/8” Mini Striped Ribbon
Night of Navy 3/8” Corduroy Ribbon
7 yards of ribbon total
Embellishment Share $6 (shipping can be combined with other shares.)
4 Birthday Mini Binder Clips
4 Petal Passion Embellishments
50 Tutti-frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins
22 Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes
3 True Gentleman Buttons
*** Best deal*** I want it all share $40 (includes shipping) $35 if picking up at my house. You can add $5 for an extra yard of each ribbon. Get as many yards as you would like.
Plus BONUS sampler including these additional free products:
2 swap cards
3 whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes
1 Silver Mini Gable Box
Please email me at Beth@StampingMom.com and reserve your share. I am only selling 25 shares so don’t delay and contact me today!
Saturday is the last day to sign up for our Cabin Fever stamp camp. Let me know if I should email you a form so you can get signed up.
Saturday night we went to church and then had awesome fajitas made by Steve. We played a game of Cribbage and then just like that…another kid went back to college. We’ll miss you Ryan. Well actually, I’ll see you tomorrow when we meet you in Ankeny to bring you the things you forgot. What a smart kid to go to college 45 min from our house. OK, so I must admit Ryan didn’t technically forget anything. He has a room mate gift exchange and I had written on the package it was from Ryan. He told me it was Secret Santa and I wasn’t supposed to put his name on it. I took it in my Stamping Studio to make a cute tag to put over the name, got distracted and didn’t make the tag and didn’t bring back the gift. Oops! I guess Ryan would’ve been better off not mentioning the name on the package.