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Erin Condren Fall 2017 Seasonal Surprise Box

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I FINALLY got the Erin Condren Fall 2017 Seasonal Surprise Box.

Not sure what happened to my Surprise Box (my tracking kept saying pending – for like forever), but customer service was great and resent a new box. Seriously, how awesome is that????

Above is a view inside the box – lime green tissue paper and an “enjoy!” sticker.
Inside the tissue paper are the package of pen holders I ordered, as well as a really pretty purple box . . .
There were 2 cards inside the box. The one on the left has a coupon that expired the day before I received it  🙁   The card on the right is an explanation for the box – theme, how to win the next season’s box, giving feedback, yada yada yada . . .
On the left is a pad of 30 lined sticky notes, and on the right are 3 dual-tip markers – the colors are awesome!!!
Here are 3 note cards – nice for sending a quick note – which I do . . .
This is a 16 foot roll of paper tape – and it’s paper – pretty cool!!!
These are large labels you can put on gifts – there are some Halloween ones, also that didn’t make the pic . . .
This is a Dashboard that will clip into a coil planner – it’s laminated, so you can use a wet erase pen and be able to erase it.
There were two large sheets of stickers – one has a fall them with gold-foil embellishments – the other has a Halloween theme.
This is a “grateful” flair pin – not sure what I’m going to do with this . . . Wear it? Put it in my planner? Hmmmmm . . .
Finally, this is both sides of a Metallic Fall Leaf cover – how pretty is that? I love the inside where you can use wet erase markers and write lists, or quotes, or whatever, on them and then you can erase it. Nice.
Here’s a shot of the entire box contents. This is my 2nd seasonal box, and I’m not sure if I’ll get it again. Any thoughts????

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

October 2017 scribbleprintsco Mystery Ultimate Kit

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! Here’s the October 2017 scribbleprintsco Mystery Ultimate Kit.

The sticker on the back of the mailer always gives a hint of the kit theme. Looks like warm, cozy, plaid, green, cream, a turtleneck sweater, a vest, winter boots, and a splash of gold glitter.
The kit comes in a clear plastic bag – you can see the colors and theme right away. A pad of sticky notes is always part of the monthly subscription kit.
The dino stickers and the deco sampler are subscriber-only extras. The small sheet of shipping boxes can be purchased in the shop. The small sampler at the top right is a freebie. And, finally, the sticky note pad has a purple plaid border and is a heart checklist – pretty and functional, oh yeah . . .
On the left are the ombre heart checklists, and on the right is a sampler sheet of flags, appointment labels, habit trackers, and icons.
The right sheet has half boxes, quarter boxes, and appointment labels. The other sheet is full boxes “the adventure begins” – they’re accented with gold – soooo pretty!! Also, the bottom center stickers are a camping scene that can be used together or separately.
These two sheets are solid washi, headers, little things, and appointment labels on the top one, and patterned washi and headers on the bottom sheet.
I saved the best stickers for last . . . on the right is the glitter sampler and it IS available in her shop. The other sheet has another girl full box, date strips and bottom washi. Yep, definitely my favorite . . .
Here’s a pic of the entire kit – I love the color combinations in these kits – black, peach, light rose and seafoam green. So, so, so pretty!!!
Above is a shot of a week-on-two-pages spread using the kit. This is called “No White Space” decor because there’s . . . no white space . . . Not my usual planner decor, but nice for a change of pace.

How pretty is this? Your work-space should be pretty . . .

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

SVGCuts Pumpkin Cottage

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m making the SVGCuts Pumpkin Cottage.

Above is a screen shot of the files in Cricut Design Space 3. Lots and lots of pieces – when making large projects like this, keep in mind that you’ll go one step at a time, and before you know it, you’re done.

SVGCuts has assembly videos on their website, where Mary completes the ENTIRE project on the video. I always watch the video all the way through, and then watch, pause, watch, pause, watch, pause, a second time through.
SVGCuts files are my favorite – however, there are three things to remember when using their files: #1 – change the scorelines from cut to score; #2 – change the number labels from cut to write; #3 – attach the scorelines and number labels (otherwise they show up on a mat by themselves . . . you don’t want that).

Here are all the pieces. I used Close To My Heart cardstock in Chocolate, Cocoa, Fern, Colonial White, CTMH Enchantment and Basics Fundamentals cardstock, Vellum from my stash, and the orange hashtag cardstock is from the DCWV Eek-A-Boo paper pad.

Yep, lots of pieces – one step at a time . . .
I edged most of pieces with CTMH Chocolate ink.
For step-by-step assembly instructions, watch the videos – above left are the pieces for the front door section and on the right you see the the completed section.
This is a window section.
I glued the numbered cottage sections together. Here is a front view of the completed cottage.
You can see the labeled sections on the bottom. I took a pic of the inside to show the attention to detail in these projects – there’s an octagonal piece that covers the bottom – ha!! – now you can’t see my gluey mess!!!!
Roof pieces were embossed with the WRMK Scales embossing folder, and the base trim was embossed with the CTMH Woodgrain embossing folder.
Here are the base pieces.
On the left is the bottom of the base, the center pic shows how a box is assembled and put in the center of the base to provide support, and the right pic shows the base top, grass, and fence attached.
These are some closeups of the base trim.
Here is the finished cottage. Next is the roof . . .
The top pic shows the numbered chimney pieces, and the bottom shows the completed chimney.
On the left are the roof pieces, the center pic shows the assembled roof, and the right pic shows the roof with the embossed panels attached.
Here’s the finished SVGCuts Pumpkin Cottage. This is by far the best completed SVGCuts building I’ve made. I. Love. It.

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

SVGCuts Halloween Cards Version 2017

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! Surprise, surprise, I’m making SVGCuts Halloween Cards Version 2017 for my grandchildren.

Above is a screenshot of the first card in Cricut Design Space 3. It’s the Witch Leg Card from the SVGCuts “Spooky Soiree” Kit.
Here are the cutout pieces using Close To My Heart cardstock in Whisper, the retired Nevermore paper pack, and purple glitter from the Recollections Glitter Pad.
Ach, here’s the purple glitter shoe piece . . . You can NEVER have too much glitter . . .
These are the card base pieces – there are extra layers to make it sturdy so it will stand.
The glittery shoe is attached to the front piece and then the stripes are added.
The card front and back are attached to each other.
Here’s the finished card and envelope – I stamped the envelope with a Hero Arts stamp set. The black ribbon and purple gem came from my stash (no idea where I got them . . .).
Card #2:
This card is the Catacomb Card from the SVGCuts “Catacomb Manor” Kit. Above a screenshot of the pieces in CDS3.
Here are the pieces. I used CTMH Nevermore cardstock (retired), black glitter from the Recollections Glitter Pad, and a distressed cream from the DCWV Eek-A-Boo paper pack.
This is the front card base.
On the left is the back base and on the right are the front and back attached together.
This is the finished card – I used the CTMH “Little Monsters” stamp set to stamp a cute skeleton on the envelope. I also used Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black to make the dots.
Card #3:

This is the Jack O’Lantern Card from the SVGCuts “Fright Night” Kit. The CDS3 screenshot of the uploaded files is shown above.
Here are the cutout pieces. I used CTMH Whisper, CTMH Nevermore cardstock (retired), and orange glitter from the Recollections Glitter Pad.
This is a box-card type of card. Above is the front layer.
The top pic shows the inside of the card – the left side makes a shadow behind the pumpkin and the spider wet. The bottom pic shows the front and back of the card.
It was a really easy card – the last assembly step was to glue the front to the back on the side.

Wow, as I said, super easy card . . .
Here’s the finished card. I used the CTMH “Little Monsters” stamp pad on the envelope, and a stamp set I got from Michaels (a million years ago, I think . . .) for the “Hey, Pumpkin!”

Whatcha think? Will they like them????

I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ripened Pumpkin on the pumpkin face and buckle, Stickles Black Diamond to outline the hat, and Stickles Icicle on the spiderweb.

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

SVGCuts Candy Gang Treat Bags

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m making SVGCuts Candy Gang Treat Bags.

Above is a pic from the SVGCuts website of the bags they made. They are so, so cute!!!! I can’t wait to make these!
Starting with the “Candy” treat bag, I used Close To My Heart cardstock in White Daisy, Black, Lemon, Tangerine, and Sea Glass. The dark orange in the middle second was from my stash.
Next is the “Frank” treat bag, which is made from CTMH Black, Pear and Willow cardstock.
The “Jack” treat bag is made from CTMH Chocolate and Lemon, and orange from my stash. I forgot to take a picture before I started assembling him . . . Sigh . . .
This is the “Tut” treat bag, and he is made from CTMH Black, Willow, Colonial White, and Whisper cardstock. He was realllllly fun to make – those wrappings are ingenious . . .
Finally, this is the “Vince” treat bag and he is made out of CTMH Black, Willow, Lemon and Gypsy cardstock.
The pipe cleaners came from this “Ultimate Animal Fuzzy Kit” I got a few years ago for my grandchildren from Walmart. We made some pretty cute animals out of these . . .

I also used nuvo Crystal Drops in Simply White for the eyes – these are awesome – they dry flat and round, like enamel dots, and they come in A LOT of colors.
Here’s a pic of my bags – they’re just the right size for a few treats – 3.7” x 4.2” x 1.8.”

I think Tut’s my favorite. Or maybe Vince. Hmm, I love Jack. No, Candy’s my favorite. Wait . . . I changed my mind, Frank’s my favorite. Definitely, Frank . . .

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

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September 2017 Paper Panduh Two Year Anniversary Box

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! It’s the September 2017 Paper Panduh Two Year Anniversary Box.

Paper Panduh Kits come in a signature metallic gold foil mailer – see above – I know immediately that the kit is here. It definitely makes an entrance . . .
Each box is personalized in some way – this month, there is a black and white floral sticker with my name written on it.
Above is a large sticker on the inside of the lid “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – coco chanel

The card inside says “You are some kind of wonderful” and is marble and pink – soooo pretty . . .
On the other side of the card is a note from the Panduh’s, a discount code for 20% off a paperpanduh.com order, their new instagram, and suggestions for future boxes.
The cool thing about the #panduhbox is its layers. This kit starts with gray tissue wrapped with white silk ribbon.
Above is a view under the gray tissue . . .
A beautiful, unique pair of scissors . . .
And a pen with a marble design on one end, white crystals on the other, and gold trim. Oh, and a little panda icon . . .
Under the pink tissue is the rest of the kit.
There’s an avocado face mask – I can’t wait to use this . . . .
There are LOTS of stickers. In the left photo is a tablet of 559 Carpe Diem stickers.

The middle pic has two sheets of stickers from the Wild Sunshine Co. Made exclusively for #panduhbox.

The right pic shows two sheets of Paper Panduh stickers with a marble background.
Finally, is a set of Carpe Diem sticky notes on a hole-punched sheet of cardstock that you can put in a 6-ring binder.

You can also run a layer of washi along the edge and repunch the holes for your own planner.
Here’s a pic of the entire kit – marble, pink, gold, stickers, a beautiful pen, gold scissors, and a face mask.

Pretty things and a little something to pamper yourself. It can’t get any better than that!!
This is a weekly spread using the Panduh Box. I love the gray/white/pink colors – I used washi from my stash – gray & white horizontal stripes, and skinny pink and gray.

I used the WRMK pompom maker and made a pompom out of the white satin ribbon, and pink and gray yarn from my stash.

Hmm, panduh’s favorites, but not really mine . . . If you check out any of my scarlet lime Planner Society blogs, you know my favorites are vintage florals . . . just sayin’ . . .

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

Rainbow Trout Birthday Card

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I am making a Rainbow Trout Birthday Card for my husband.

I went on Pinterest and used the above card as my inspiration. I liked the woodgrain layer topped with a torn piece of cardstock, the trout jumping out of the water, and the sequin embellishments.
Here are the pieces for the card. I used Close To My Heart cardstock in Colonial White and Chocolate.

The card base and envelope are Colonial White and came in a set available from CTMH – card making at its simplest, lol. The rest of the pieces were sized to fit on the base.
I ran the Chocolate piece through my eBosser using the CTMH Woodgrain embossing folder and then sanded it with a Stampin’ Up sander. Doesn’t it look awesome? Too bad most of it gets covered up . . .
Stamp set CTMH B1535 “Hooked on You” was used to stamp the trout and Happy Birthday sentiment on to a piece of CTMH Colonial White cardstock using CTMH Black ink.
I inked the edges of the cardstock and attached them to CTMH Chocolate background cardstock. Then I used my Spectrum Noir colored pencils to color the trout and the splashing water.

I won’t lie, I’m NOT an artist – I went to google images and found a picture of a rainbow trout to see how to color it . . . it came out pretty good, if I say so myself . . .
I added some of the CTMH Sparkles Assortment in various sizes to embellish the card, rather than sequins.
Here is the finished card. I left the inside blank and added my own personal sentiment.

It was a really simple card, but came out soooo good!!!

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

 

September 2017 scarlet lime Planner Society Kit

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! The September 2017 scarlet lime Planner Society Kit is here!!!!

I get the Monthly Planner Society Kit Club subscription, as well as the Washi Tape Kit. Above is a pic of the kits inside their paper bags – who knew brown flowers could be so pretty????
The Washi Tape Kit comes with three rolls of washi that are 30mm, 15mm, and 10mm wide. The roll on the left has a woodgrain, floral, rose gold bow design.

The middle washi tape roll are multi-colored planners in a horizontal orientation.

The washi on the right is pink and black plaid – So. Pretty….
The main kit is in this brown floral paper bag – how beautiful is this bag????
This is a mini booklet that holds stamp sets like the one on the right – which is an inside view of a planner, complete with tiny bows.
This are DIY pen holders – there are three designs to choose from. If you want to watch a video on how to make these, search DIY planner pen loops on YouTube. They’re realllllllly easy to make.
There are two rolls of washi tape – one is pink with rose gold bows and the other is a black floral.
Twelve diecut tabs – in designs that match the kit – and four sheets of labels are shown above.
Ugh, how CUTE ARE THESE??? The bow on the left is a dimensional metallic gold sticker, and the owl paper clip on the right is a shaker. Seriously. This is the cutest clip I’ve ever owned!!!!!
These are owl and planner sticky note pads. Sheesh, they are just adorable!!

And that pen . . . the barrel is black floral and the end has like gold shavings in a liquid – they float around . . . Huh . . . Just . . . Wow . . .
There are six paper doilies – 3 in black floral, and 3 in brown and pink floral – 4 journal cards, and a set of die cuts.
The paper bag on the left is plaid with a grouping of roses on it. Inside are six mini sheets of sticker deco and one mini sheet of sentence strips.
Finally, the kit came with six sheets of double-sided paper, one sheet of acetate with bows, and two sheets of floral vellum.
Here is a pic of the entire kit – you really get your money’s worth in The Planner Society kits. And they’re full of florals. And vintage. And girlie. And pretty. And I Love Them . . .
I used my WRMK Planner Punch and punched the left side of the sticky note card, as well as the pocket I made for my extras.
Here is the month-on-two-pages spread. I use this planner to plan and organize my blogs for the month. I made a pen holder (on the left), and used the acetate to make a dashboard.
This is the first full week spread. I framed one of the owl diecuts with washi (top left), ran washi along the left side and bottom of the pages, and created my own flags out of the washi (top outside corners of the pages).

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

Camp Nana 2017 T-shirts

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I am making Camp Nana 2017 T-shirts for my grandchildren.

Every summer my grandchildren come to stay with us and I make a t-shirt for each of them. Above is a pic of my oldest granddaughter’s shirt.
I let them pick whatever they want on their t-shirt. My granddaughter wanted a night fury from “How to Train Your Dragon.” I search through Google Images for a design that is fairly simple, and copy and save it on my hard drive.
In Cricut Design Space, I click on the “Upload” button (on the left toolbar), which takes me to the above screen, where I click the green “Upload Image” button.
This screen comes up and I click the green “Browse” button.
Then a box comes up where I find my file and select it.
Choose the image type – I usually choose Moderately Complex or Complex.
I have to clean up my image by clicking where I want the design cut out and erasing words and/or sections I don’t want.
The checkered sections are negative space and will be cut out – then I click the green Continue button.
Next, I have to decide if I want to save as a Print Then Cut Image or a Cut Image.
Here is my Night Fury image – I select it and click the green Insert Images button.
And, here it is in my work space.
An extremely useful tool in DS3 is the Templates button on the left toolbar and choose t-shirt. This helps with sizing and placement of my design. I set it on “Kids t-shirt” and size “Small.”
The final step in designing a t-shirt image is to set the “mirror” toggle so it cuts in reverse. Iron-on vinyl has a clear layer that the vinyl sticks to until you iron it on your project – it’s peeled away after ironing it on.
This is a Thunderbirds shirt for my four-year-old grandson.
And, this is a MineCraft shirt for my six-year-old grandson. T-shirts are so easy to make, especially now that Cricut came out with the Easy Press. Just sayin’.

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

October 2017 Cocoa Daisy Dori Standard Kit

Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! The October 2017 Cocoa Daisy Dori Standard Kit “Woodland” is here!!!

“This month’s kit features foxes, mushrooms, and a gnome named Simon.”

Above is what the box looked like when it arrived – I think something was trying to get out, lol….
Here’s a first look inside. Eeeek, I can’t wait to see all the things . . .
I recently subscribed to the Planner Add On Kit. It comes in a separate clear plastic bag (seen above).
The Add On Kit comes with a different “little roll of happy” than the main kit. Above is this months’ beautiful argyle-patterned washi in pink, yellow and orange called “Fall Argyle.”
This is a roller stamp from 1Canoe2 full of borders.
Above are die cuts designed by Just Jaime – cards, tabs, a banner, flags, foxes, mushrooms, mmmhmmmm.
Heart, fox and mushroom puffy clip toppers – these were in the main kit in the past, now are in the Planner Add On Kit – they are an ingenious version of double-sided clips.
The bag in the left picture holds the rest of the Kit. There is a sticker elements sheet, a general planner sticker sheet, and an extra planner sticker sheet, all designed by Just Jaimee. There are also two 3×4 notecards and a 4×6 notecard.
I got a few extras that came in the brown bag on the left. There’s a bag of yellow sequins called “Early Sunset,” a transparency set called “Woodland” (the rainbow polkadots and the dragonfly), a sheet of mushroom vellum, and a Dragonfly beaded planner charm.
And, here is the Dori Standard Kit that always comes in a muslin drawstring bag stamped with “Enjoy Every Day.”
Man, the creativity in these kits . . . I mean, this Simon Gnome notecard is adorable!!!
The washi tape this month is designed by arleigh, and it’s called “autumn diamonds.”
This is a mini stamp set designed by arleigh, called “Just This.”

Really . . . just . . . this . . .
How cute are these mushroom & dragonfly confetti pieces?
The six tab die cuts and planner die cuts (31 pieces) are designed by arleigh.
The Dori has a Kraft cover that you can decorate as you wish, and the pages include:
• Monthly Calendar
• 3 lined journaling pages
• 11 blank (with design) pages
• 10 graph pages with 3 sections
• 10 unlined pages with 3 sections
• Last page with design
The 3×5 notepad and the acorn sticky notes are designed by arleigh.
The wood veneer bookmark (A5 size, unpunched) can be colored with colored pencils or chalk (don’t use watercolors or markers – they bleed). It punches really easily with any hole punch.
The 5×7 planner sticker sheet and the date sticker sheet are designed by arleigh. And the tab label stickers are designed by Just Jaimee.
There are six 6×8 papers designed by arleigh.
Here’s a shot of the entire kit – brown, yellow, orange, green, red – lots of warm fall color.
I made a shaker out of the Simon card and one of the other cards, added some of the mushroom/dragonfly confetti and some sequins, punched an edge, and put it in my Erin Condren planner.
Here’s my monthly spread – this is my personal planner. See the dragonfly charm at the bottom?? So cool!!! The flower clip is from the August kit, and the green PenGem is from the May kit.
This is the 1st weeks’ spread. I punched part of the woodgrain bookmark (ugh! my WRMK Planner Punch kept jamming – the material is TOO thick!). I also cut the washi down on my paper trimmer so it wasn’t so wide – worked great!!!!

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

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