The Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit

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This past Saturday, I had my Annual Fabulous Frigid February Stampfest.

A different location, smaller group, but project was easily finished in 3 Hours time.

Here are the tables with supplies and guests:

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The New location for me was Bragi, a Coffee House, Wine Bar and Art Gallery. A really exciting place that was perfect for my group of 7 ladies. We had bowls of soup with roll, drink of their choice and water service. Just the right amount of what we needed. The table set up was great too. I used 3 tables for the ladies to work at and one for all the ink, punches, paper and Glitter needed. Just right.

I know you would like to see the finished pieces so here we go.

This is mine finished.

My-Calendar

The Months made by me but remember-you can do your own thing:

Jan-Feb-Mar

Full-Page-Jan-March

April-May-June

April-June-Full

July-August-Sept

July-Sept-Full

Oct-Nov-Dec

Oct-Dec-Full

I loved how it turned out. I even had a gentleman who hangs out at local coffee shops, ask me for his own, created by me, do my own thing for him. Not bad, Order Up!

I did use Q-tips for ink touch ups and note, there is a sponge in your kit. Here are the supplies I added along with (not pictured) Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey C.S.:

Due to the West Coast Port Congestion, etc, etc, the calendar unfortunately, is not available at the moment. Sorry. I am sure it will be soon, and when it is, I will put that info up on my post.

But, if you bought one recently and you haven’t made yours yet-Hop to it. It’s easy. I will recommend the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp set-and yes it is available! I see a lot of other uses for this set besides the calendar. But, you will definitely need it. Now -on to the Weekly Deals:

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post and I hope it inspires you to do something creative-Soon!

ENJOY!

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Winner of Blog Candy, Valentines Day goodies.

And the Winner of my Blog Candy is……….

Laura L.

Thanks to all of you that left kind comments. On to the next 500 posts!!!

I trust you had a Wonderful Valentines Day. Time to share my daughter’s candy treats for school as well as goodies I handed out throughout the LOVEly Day.

Victoria Opened the January 2015 Paper Pumpkin!

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 The Contents:

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Addie dove right in. Hmm, another stamper in the making.

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Bring On The Candy! ….and there was tons given away this year.

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Oooh, aren’t they cute! They stamped nicely, created and shared. I had to document this!

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We actually created these items, two weeks earlier! That’s right, NO last minute stuff this year-HAH!

Seriously, What’s wrong with me? This is Not normal for me. I am a last minute kinda gal. But, it worked for me and I might try being early again. But not too soon.

Yum!-Finished-pieces

Look what this one kit created, over 20+ packets. Now that is Value.

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Some projects I made for clients as well as a Birthday party where the girls created their own goodie packets. I will tell you, my French Fry box Die has officially seen 1,000 die cuts. Amazing.

More-goodies

Caramel Goodness!

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A serious Thank You to Awesome Demonstrator Connie Stewart for this Triangle Box idea.

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ENJOY!

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It’s my 500th Post!!!

Yowza!

I started my Blog in 2009 and hoped a few people might visit. A few and then some certainly have. I’m writing my 500th Post today and I thought a great way to Celebrate would be with………

 My 500th Post giveaway!

So, How do you get this?

First-You must be in the USA.

Leave A Comment here on my blog with the title of your Favorite Laura Z Blog post (from March 2009 until now)by Sunday, February 15th.

I will let my daughters pick a random name.

The Winner to receive the Blog Candy prize above. It includes, Washi Tape, Bakers Twine, Lace Tape, Fast fuse refill, Twisty Treats Kit, Cherry Cobbler ribbon, and Vanilla envelopes.

Super Cool.

I thank you for following me in the past, long time customers, and some of you that have just stumbled upon me.

I hope to continue to entertain you, inspire creativity, and just help you enjoy current stamping information.

Thank You and have fun visiting My Blog.

Of course, here is this weeks deals. Click on Box to take you to my store:

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ENJOY!

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I said that in the beginning too, and well, 17 yrs later, I Still LOVE IT!

I have had over 30 + people join me over the years. Some have been with me for 6 months, some a year or two, a few 5-10 yrs. Many of my Demonstrators have been from around Wisconsin but mostly in the Midwest.

If you are a frequent visitor to my blog and you have thought -Hey-I could do that, or Hey I would Like to do that-Then you should.

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Now, a really fun share:

Delivering to the Post Office

Proof I dropped off my Teams Packets of goodies at the Post Office.

I’m at the City of Lake Geneva, WI Post Office dropping off the packets for my Team members. One of the Post Masters-Suzy, laughed the whole time while taking my photo. She said-Well that was a first for her.

I made each member a 2015 Calendar, as well as current samples from the Occasion Catalog and a letter. Here are three months sample pictures:

Cal-May-2015 2015-Oct.-Cal Cal-Dec.-2015Isn’t this fun!

I like to include info for events they can have or try. I even connect on a Facebook page for my Team. It’s sometimes easier to connect right away with what is going on since I send packets quarterly, or try to.

Now, on to this weeks Deals:

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ENJOY!

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Balloon Bash

Balloon Bash ideas

I have been playing with the New Balloon Bash stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.

Verdict?

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! It will look goon no matter what color combo you choose.

Seriously, You NEED this set.

Let me show you my Happy Birthday gift pack.

Yay Package and Card

Isn’t this Fun! Who wouldn’t love to get this! How about the package, perfect for a little something.

 I am really enjoying making lots of these Mini Treat bags.

My version of this bag is made into a stand alone, flat bottom, package:

YAY Happy Birthday Bag

I stamped with the confetti stamp using Crushed Curry ink onto tissue paper, gathered it, and tucked into the box. I liked the sample in the occasions catalog but wanted to do more with the Mini Treat bags. I think I did it justice. It’s so much better in person. I know because I had to retrieve it twice from my 7 yr old daughter, Addie, who just liked it for her stuffed animals.

Celebrate

I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy first, then I cleaned off and stamped on scrap using Crushed Curry Ink. I cut out the word Celebrate then popped it up with dimensionals. I added three rhinestones on the lower part of the banner and three more on the other side of the banner. That’s how a fabulous homemade card looks, better then any digital generic card could ever be. No naked envelope here and done so that the US Post Office doesn’t flip out!

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Here are the supplies I used:

While you are busy planning your shopping list, don’t forget to visit the Weekly Deals:
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ENJOY!
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Sending Wishes Your Way

I Enjoy vintage looking items. It doesn’t matter if it’s truly old or made to look that way. I also love paper/paper crafts, which is obvious. I’m not even sure when I first started to enjoy this. I think this might have started possibly at Christmas time, oh some 20 yrs ago. That’s usually when my love of yesteryear kicks in. In the last few years I have started to do a bit more with Collage and aging things with sponges. I know I am not alone in this. It was easy to create a collage look with this new stamp set-Butterfly Basics featured in the Occasions Catalog. My recent class-“anything goes” featured this card.Sending Wishes Your Way card

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The lace is also brand new- Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim. Just beautiful. So glad Stampin’ Up! is giving us the supplies for the look we crave.

I am very pleased how well the the card turned out with the tag as the center piece. Isn’t the butterfly fun?

Upclose-butterfly

I forgot to add sponges to my list. I used one to add the “aging” look to the card.

Sending Wishes Your Way card

Supplies I used:

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Time for a bit of Valentines Day home decor.

Each circle is folded over a 1″ square template.

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Paper is Stacked with Love DSP.

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Supplies I used:

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Love my Markers. Of course, I love all my tools.

You have to remember, your tools make what you have, do so much more. I know some of you have told me, I have lots and lots of stamps. OK, I personally can never have too many but I still get it. However, adding a few tools to what you have can change the look and feel of your cards and projects. Of course a Big Shot can always add tons of texture and amazing looks. But what about punches. Even if it’s a simple punch. My card shows the Angled Tag Topper punch can give you a different look with multiple punched tags. How about the markers. I inked the top part of the Celebrate stamp in the Tuxedo Black ink and then colored each little word with the In-Color markers-huffed (adding hot moist air to the stamp) and stamped. THAT’S how you get the different colors on your stamps. Easy!

Right now, 2 of the Weekly Deals are the In-Color Marker packs, normally $14.95 but this week only, they are $11.21.

My Card idea today is featuring the 2014-2016 In-Colors and papers.

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I used this same idea for my Monthly Online Stamp Club as well.

Laura Z's Online Club-Jan 2015

Here is what I used:

What-i-used.

Fan out the paper.

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The In-Color markers-2014-2016.

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So easy but the colors just Pop!

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Here are the supplies I used: