Monday, February 9, 2015

Mini Treat Bags Are MAGICAL!

Okay....I remember being excited when I first saw the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits in the Occasions Catalog but I had NO idea just how much I was going to LOVE them!

I've seen lots and lots ideas for projects for Valentine's Day, party favors and more using these little beauties....

Not only can you make some stinkin' cute treat bags with them....but look at all of the extras!!  Wahoo!  So, I started trying to think of other ways to use them and here's what I came up with...

I always collect park maps when we're at Disney and I love adding them to our trip scrapbooks.  Since I started using Project Life by Stampin' Up! I've tried thinking "outside the box" and this fit the bill perfectly.  I added a photo of us from Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and framed it using the "On Film" Framelits ( the one that looks like a Polaroid).  It fits in the pocket perfectly.  LOVE it!

I have to say...I have SO many other ideas for ways to use the Mini Treat Bags now.  The "Very Merry" stamp is from the "And Many More" stamp set and it was a perfect fit for this project.  The "2014" stamps are from one of the Project Life stamp sets called "Day to Day".  The belly band is a piece of Basic Black Card Stock that was punched with the "Confetti Stars Border Punch" and is backed with a strip of Daffodil Delight.  How magical is THAT?  The Mickey "head" is made with both the 1 3/8" and 3/4" circle punches and the highlights were made using the White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen.

Yep...my brain is racing with other project ideas!  I'm betting the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits are going to be well loved in my studio!  What will YOU make with them?

Here's your supply list...just click on the products you'd like to add to your Shopping Cart and you'll be redirected to my Online Store.  Woot!  Be sure to send me photos of your Mini Treat Bag creations!

Wishing you a magical day,
Michelle


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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

You Plus Me = LOVE



Hello, My Friends,

I know you're probably wondering where I've been.  Me too!  LOL
My days have been filled with lots and lots of activity...lots and LOTS of activity.  Don't misunderstand...I have loved it because I've been busy taking care of my sweet girl and grandson-to-be.  You see, she was put on strict bed rest at 24 weeks.  Not JUST bed rest...completely horizontal bed rest.  She is allowed to get up and use the restroom and take a quick (and I do mean QUICK) shower.  I've become quite the hairdresser.  If you ever need your hair dried and fluffed...I'm your gal.

She and Jason are doing well.  She will be 32 weeks on Thursday.  She's had the two steroid shots that have been helping his lungs mature and get ready just in case he decides that he just can't wait any longer to meet us.  I have been incredibly moved by all of the friends who have sent notes, cards and emails to show their support and let us know that they are praying for our family and a happy, healthy baby boy.  "Thank You" just doesn't seem adequate.  Please know that it has meant more to use than you can possibly imagine.  I promise to keep you posted and rest assured you will be among the first to see Jason's sweet face in the TONS of photos I will be sharing when he arrives.

Here are a couple of sweet photos to make you smile...


I've been trying to fit in as many stamp classes and time permits and it's what has kept me going.  Creating and stamping for me is what feeds my soul.  I thank God each and every day for Stampin' Up! and the gift of creativity.  Now....let me show you one of the projects I've been working on.

Are you ready for Valentine's Day?  I'm not exactly "ready" per se, but I've made some fun projects to share with you.  Here's the first one...


This little Valentine ensemble was created with a sweet, little mailbox that I found at the Target Dollar Spot.  It seems that all things "Chalkboard" are all the rage this year and this mailbox fits the bill perfectly I'd say.  I love rummaging through all of the goodies at the Target "Dollar Spot".  When I found this little treasure I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it.

I used the "You Plus Me" stamp set and embossed directly onto the mailbox using Versamark ink and White embossing powder.  I used my Heat Tool to set it and it worked out great.  I made a matching card to go along with it.  It would be great for valentines of all ages I think.

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Alrighty...I hope you've enjoyed today's projects and I want to thank you again for hanging in there with me.  It won't be long now til we see that sweet baby boy and I can't wait to share him with you.

Stamped Blessings,
Michelle