Monday, January 14, 2019

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Saleabration!

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Welcome to this month's Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - this month our projects feature all things Saleabration!



If you aren't familiar with Saleabration, it is Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year!  For every $50 in product purchased, you can select a free item from our Saleabration Brochure.  We have two items that can be selected for free with $100 purchases.  If  you haven't seen our Saleabration brochure, you can view the PDF here:    VIEW PDF HERE

My project uses the Tea Time Framelit dies which are Free with a $100 purchase. 


This tea pouch contains everything needed for a personal tea party!  Here's what it looks like inside:



Inside you will find a tea bag, sugar, a sweet little spoon and a chocolate square.   These are so much fun to make!

The Tea Time framelits coordinate with the Tea Together Stamp Set found in the Occasions Catalog.

Here's a photo of the stamp set and coordinating framelits;

Tea Time Framelits Dies


 Here are some closeups of the inside of the pouch:




 I stamped the images of the tea cup and the flowers with Rich Razzleberry ink.  I used the framelits and my Big Shot with the coordinating framelits to cut them out.

The base of my Tea Pouch is Coastal Cabana.  The beautiful designer paper I used is from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper.

I shared a Christmas Tea Pouch recently and included a PDF with step-by-step instructions and measurements;  you can view that post HERE


I've included a supply list for this Tea Pouch below with clickable links to my store should you wish to make a tea pouch of your own! Wouldn't they make a sweet gift?





Now it's time to hop along to the next stop on our Blog Hop!

Stamper's Dozen January 2019 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stampin’ In My Flops
  2. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  3. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  4. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  5. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  6. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  7. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  8. Jodi Reinert – Stamp with Jodi
  9. BJ Peters – StampinBJ
  10. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  11. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  12. Judy Garza – Creativity Released

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  • Gift Certificates Available in Any Dollar Amount

Hey Love Class in the Mail


 I'm excited to introduce my January Class in the Mail! 



Class fee includes TONS of product:
The Hey Love stamp set,
Flirty Flamingo Light and Dark Blends,
Full Package of All My Love Ribbon Combo,
Full Package of Heart Epoxy Droplets,
Full Package of Notecards and Envelopes!
 
 
Class includes FREE:
All precut parts/pieces to create 5 cards and a super cute treat holder and a PDF with step by step instructions to complete the projects.   
 
I'm including a BONUS PDF of a darling 8 x 8 sampler using these products!   
 
PLUS A SALEABRATION PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE!  
 (must fit in a 9 x 12 envelope - sorry the 12 x 12 paper doesn't fit)  
 
*you will need to provide Memento Black Ink and Flirty Flamingo Ink



I chose The Hey Love stamp set for this class because it is perfect for all of your Valentines! Not overly "mushy" so it's great for Girlfriends, Boyfriends, Sons, Daugthers, Husbands, Sweethearts! You can put a feminine or masculine twist on it - and we will do both in this class!
 
 Registration for this class begins today and ends on Jan. 21. 


 Cost of this class is $58 plus $7 Priority Shipping

Purchase just the PDF tutorial for $15 

Please email me if you'd like to participate in this class!  I'll send you a paypal invoice. 





Need stamping supplies? I would bee GRATEFUL for your orders! You can order in my online store or email me if you need my help.

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  •  Earn FREE Stampin’Up! products – A way for me to thank you for ordering from me! Rewards 
  • Gift Certificates Available in Any Dollar Amount

Monday, December 31, 2018

Butterfly Gala

Wow - can it really be the last day of 2018!  It's been a good year for my family but I always look forward to a new year and a new beginning!

 Today I wanted to share a simple card that features the Butterfly Gala product bundle -  the designer paper I used is one of the items you can receive as a free Saleabration product with a qualifying order of $50.



 One of the great things about the stamp set and punch is how they coordinate - both the large and small butterflies are on one stamp - and when you stamp them, they line up perfectly with the punch - so stamp once, and punch once and you'll have two beautiful butterflies!





Measurements:
            Whisper White:  8 1/2” x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4",   5” x 3 3/4";   2 1/2" square for butterflies
            Basic Black:  4” x 5 1/4”
            Lemon Lime Twist: 1 5/8” x 3 5/8”
            Botanical Butterfly DSP: 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"
           
             
Instructions:
  1. Score Whisper White cardstock at 4 1/4” to create card base.
  2. Use Snail Adhesive to attach DSP to the Lemon Lime Twist panel.
  3. Attach Basic Black Panel to card base.
  4. Use Memento Ink to stamp butterflies and “a little note”. 
  5. Use Lemon Lime Twist ink to add color to the stamped butterflies.
  6. Use Butterfly Duet Punch and punch both butterflies.
  7. Attach Butterflies to Whisper White panel with dimensionals.
  8. Attach Lemon Lime Twist/Designer Paper Panel to Whisper White panel.
  9. Adhere Whisper White panel to the Basic Black panel and card base.
  10. To finish the card, add Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins to the butterflies. 


Happy New Year friends!  Below are clickable links to my online store where you can purchase these and more papercrafting products! 





Need stamping supplies? I would bee GRATEFUL for your orders! You can order in my online store or email me if you need my help.

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  •  Earn FREE Stampin’Up! products – A way for me to thank you for ordering from me! Rewards 
  • Gift Certificates Available in Any Dollar Amount

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Tea


 We have a houseful of family here for the next few days- YAY!!!!   My heart is full and I am counting my blessings! I wanted to take a quick minute to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

My project today is what I call "Christmas Tea" - this was one of the projects from my Holiday Retreat held back in October.

Here's a view of the outside: 


 The best part of this is inside:


 The inside includes a tea bag, a chocolate square, a sugar packet and a little spoon.  And a cute poem:




The poem reads:
On Christmas Day
At Half Past Three
Brew Yourself a Cup of Tea;
I'll think of You,
You think of Me,
While Sitting around
Your Christmas Tree.

Isn't that sweet?   I love this!   I love that you can be thinking of a friend or loved one that you may not be with on Christmas Day - and that they are thinking of you as well!  I'm not sure what will be going on at my house tomorrow at half past three- but at some point I will brew a cup of tea and reflect on all the blessings in my life! 

I didn't do a step by step tutorial for this project, but I did make a quick pdf of supplies and measurements.

Click HERE for Supply List and Measurements For This Project

If you would like to order any of the products I used, please click on any of the images below and you can purchase them in my online store.




 Need stamping supplies? I would bee GRATEFUL for your orders! You can order in my online store or email me if you need my help.





  • Shop My Online Store HERE
  •  Shop Clearance Rack HERE
  •  Earn FREE Stampin’Up! products – A way for me to thank you for ordering from me! Rewards 
  • Gift Certificates Available in Any Dollar Amount

Friday, December 14, 2018

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop


 Time for this month's Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop! Today we are sharing some Sneak Peeks at products coming in January - in the Occasions Catalog and Saleabration Catalog!

My project is a little calendar gift -perfect for Christmas or even a "here's to a new year" gift for January!



This project has an overload of new products coming in January in the Occasions and Saleabration offerings!

The Butterfly is punched from a new punch - Butterfly Duet Punch -  it punches out two different sized butterflies at once!

For my project, the large butterfly was punched out of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper that you can get for free with a $50 purchase!  The paper is gorgeous -  one side is black and white (and that's the side I used on my calendar) and the other side is full of color!

 One thing I love about this calendar is that it is the size of a card - and fits in our medium envelopes - so they are easy to mail!

Here's a PDF with measurements and instructions so that you can make your own! FREE PDF

(Calendars are from www.vippies.com)

Now please continue on our blog hop!
Stamper's Dozen December 2018 Blog Hop
  1. Patty Chenail – Stamping In My Flops
  2. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  3. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  6. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Jodi Reinert – Stamp with Jodi
  9. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  10. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  11. BJ Peters – Stampin' BJ
  12. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather “Bee” Stampin’


Need stamping supplies? I would bee GRATEFUL for your orders! You can order in my online store or email me if you need my help.


Below is a listing of all the products used in my calendar.  These will be available on January 3 when the Occasions Catalog and Saleabration Brochure goes live!  Demonstrators can preorder these products now - and I'd love to have you join my team!  Please email with questions!

Want to receive a copy of the upcoming Occasions and Saleabration catalogs?  If you don't have a demonstrator, I'd be happy to send you a copy of both!  Just email me at laura@lauramilligan.com and I'll put them in the mail for you! 








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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Feathers and Frost - Three Ways

I am loving the floral square stamp in the Feathers & Frost stamp set.

Here's the stamp set:   It's a photopolymer stamp set with some great greetings and adorable sweet birds!  Like I said - I have fallen in love with the floral square -  for a quick and simple card, it's perfect! 




I've shared the first card on my blog in a previous post. Here's the photo: 


You can read about this by clicking here.

I needed quite a few thank you cards recently and turned again to this stamp set!  I changed the ink and switched to Whisper White cardstock - added a "thankful" stamp for the greeting:




And then I decided to make up some birthday cards - so again, I switched up the ink to Lovely Lipstick and added some bling and a ribbon and a birthday greeting, and I had my birthday cards!




Quick, easy and cute!  My kind of card!  If you'd like to purchase this card, please click on the link below to shop and purchase in my online store!




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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Festive Farmhouse 8 x 8 Sampler


 Most paper crafters love to make "samplers" that feature a certain season of theme!  I love to make them too!

Today I am sharing an 8  X 8 framed sampler that I created for my Holiday Retreat held in October.  We spent the day crafting all sorts of  gifts for giving over the Holidays!  It was great to get a head start on holiday crafting and my customers went home with over 10 different projects - all complete and ready to give to their friends and family!



 Here's a few closeups!


Everything you see is from the Farmhouse Christmas bundle, found on page 13 of the Holiday Catalog.  See them and BUY in my Online Store HERE



 The star Designer Paper is also from the Festive Farmhouse suite, as are the Galvanized Buttons and the striped burlap ribbon and twine.  For the snowy landscape, I used shimmery white cardstock and embossed with the Swirls and Curls Embossing folder. 



I love how the sequins add some sparkle to the trees and snow!  They are from the Iridescent Sequin assortment in our Annual Catalog.  I colored the images with Stampin' Blends -  cherry cobbler, old olive, smoky slate and daffodil delight.

Quick tip for adhering the fence to the sampler -  I like to place a small amount of  Multipurpose Liquid Glue on my Silicone Craft mat - then you a sponge to pick up the glue - Sponge lightly on the back of the fence - and attach!  So easy!   When the glue is completely dry on the Silicone Mat, it just wipes right off!



 Need stamping supplies? I would bee GRATEFUL for your orders! You can order in my online store or email me if you need my help.


Want to make a Farmhouse sampler of your own?  I have listed all the products I used below with Clickable Links to my Online Store -  just click on any of the links and you can purchases these supplies! 










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