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Stamping in your Scrapbooks

By Wendy | April 29, 2012 | 3 Comments

Hey Everyone!  Christmas in April!!!!???/  WHAT?  Ok, so I am trying to get my album all caught up so I can start scrapbooking my 2012 photos.  Here is a layout I did using the Becky Higgins page protectors and Stampin’ Up Designer Paper and Stamp Sets.  I really love how this layout turned out. I love the simplicity of this process.  I am using photos all taken within about a weeks time and putting them in ONE two page layout.  Where as before I would’ve tried to make individual layouts for each date and event you see on these pages.  UGH THE PAIN!  So now I feel so much freedom in just taking photos when I want to and not worrying about the scrapbooking process. Supplies Used for this Scrapbook Page: Merry & Type Stamp Set #122552 $18.95 Soft Suede Stampin’ Pad #115657 $5.95 First Edition Designer Paper #121878 $12.95 […]


Leaving on a Jet Plane

By Wendy | April 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

I’m outta here — California that is.  I am heading to Montana today to visit my cousin Shannon!  I have missed her DEARLY!  She moved to Montana almost two years ago.  She has been home to visit but I still miss her so much.  We are kindred spirits and were raised together so we are more like sisters than cousins. Here is a book that I made to take with me… I used the 5×5 art journal and decorated the front.  I am using it like my own “Smash Book”  I thought it would be fun to quickly throw stuff in it and jot down notes while I am on the trip with my daughter.  It will be a fun keepsake!  Wanna make your own??? I have a kit you can purchase!   Buy this kit for $25.00  To order this kit please send payment of $25 to wendy.cranford@live.com through […]



By Wendy | April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Now you see it, NOW YOU DON’T! Here is the list of retiring accessories!  These go FAST FAST FAST!  If there’s something you want grab it soon!  Order from me online and make sure to use your punch card.  You can download and print my punch card here… Earn 10 punches and get a free stamp set valued at $19.95 or less. Anyone who places a $25 order or more between now and April 30th in my online store will be entered to win a $25 shopping spree! Here is the flyer for the RETIRING ACCESSORIES  and the RETIRING STAMP SETS RETIRING LIST You can go HERE to shop now!


Scrappin’ with Stampin’ Up

By Wendy | April 23, 2012 | 8 Comments

OH MY GOSH!  I am so excited to share this with all of you!  My friend Tina over at Loving Lifes Little Moments has saved my scrapbook life!  First, I have to confess something: I quit scrapbooking.. Yep between starting my own business, raising a child, family, and church I was plum out of time and energy to scrapbook… BUT I went into hiding about it.  I didn’t discuss it, I quit going to crops and I pretended like everything was ok… while on the inside I was GUILT ridden!  Here I am KNOWN for my scrapbooking… The person with the elaborate scrapbooks that everyone loves to look at and admire… Do you know what 90% of those people say after looking at my scrapbooks??? “Wow, these are beautiful, but I would never have the patience to do all this.”  WELL, now I know what they meant!  My life got so busy and […]


Thank You Gum Wrappers

By Wendy | April 20, 2012 | 10 Comments

Hello Everyone! Today I have a simple and quick project.  I wrapped these packs of gum to send to the troops!  It was a lot of fun to make these and incredibly simple!  I had to fight the urge to make them more elaborate.  Then I thought about the troops, and realized they probably aren’t going to care a lot about how much I embellish their Gum! HAHAHA! Click HERE to order supplies you saw in todays video: Real Red Cardstock #102482 $6.95 Real Red Stampin’ Pad #103133 $5.95 Simply Scored Tool #122334 $29.95 Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad #101731 $7.50 Pennant Parade Stamp Set (clear) #122742 $16.95 Curly Cute Stamp Set (clear) #120510 $14.95 Decorative Label Punch #120907 $16.95 Bone Folder #102300 $6.95 Whisper White Cardstock #100730 $8.50 Snail Adhesive #104332 $6.95 Dimensionals #104430 $3.95 BLOG CANDY – I will pick a winner on Monday 4/23 Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad […]


God Speed to Our Soldiers

By Wendy | April 18, 2012 | 4 Comments

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: For You are with me, thy rod and staff, they comfort me” ~ Psalms 23:4 Every time I hear this or think of this scripture I think of my cousin Kyle.  He is a United States soldier and he is deployed in Afghanistan right now.  He was involved in some of the fall out of the attacks on the Afghan Parliament and US earlier this week.  His barracks burned to the ground.  His company lost all of their belongings.  In an effort to make sure he has some of the comforts of home my family is sending boxes to him and his fellow soldiers. Today’s post is completely unrelated to Stampin Up but has everything to do with it all at the same time.  I am able to stay at home with my […]


Tidbit Tuesday

By Wendy | April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hello Happy Stampers! Today’s Tidbit Tuesday is SUPER SIMPLE…. In fact so simple I didn’t feel like it needed a video.  I have just attached a couple of photos for you to see what I did! These are some samples of Faux Stitching.  It’s really fun to do and very relaxing…. I know I said that! Relaxing… I love sitting at night watching TV and doing stuff like this.  AND of course you have to use THE BEST WHITE GEL PEN EVER MADE!!!!  Really I love the white gel pen Stampin’ Up sales.  It is so nice. Don’t forget our retiring list is out and the items on it are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!  If you want something from the retiring list please visit my online store to place your order.  Thanks you!


Simply Scored Mothers Day Gift Card & Candy Holder

By Wendy | April 16, 2012 | 5 Comments

Mothers Day is drawing near!  And I am really excited about making these adorable gifts!  They make such an easy gift, candy and a gift card – how can you go wrong.  Here is a photo of what it  looks like.  At the bottom of this post I have all the directions written out.  You can also watch the video and TRY to follow along LOL…. This video was a disaster!  I had a million things go wrong while I was recording! Here’s some other gift card holders I made using Summer Smooches. Instructions for Gift Card & Candy Holder: Paper: Island Indigo Cardstock #122923 $6.95 Cut 1 piece at 7 1/4″ x 5″ and score at 1/2″ and 1 1/8″ on all four sides.  Cut tabs according to video instruction. Cut 1 piece at 7 5/8″ x 5 1/8″ and score at 5/8″, 3 1/2″, 4 1/8″, 7″. Paper: […]


Retiring List & Growing my team!

By Wendy | April 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

As you all know I am working on building my “For Luv of Stamps” team.  I currently have 3 demonstrators in my downline. BUT, I am looking to build my team more.  So I have come up with a fun incentive for Joining my team!   How would you like the chance to win a $100.00 Stampin’ UP! Shopping Spree???  Pretty fun right! So between NOW April 15th and April 30th, anyone who joins my For Luv of Stamps team will be entered to win a $100.00 Stampin’ UP! Shopping Spree! To join my team just click HERE – You will be directed to my Stampin Up site.  Then you will click on the JOIN NOW icon located on the left sidebar.   In addition to your Starter Kit with Stampin Up You will receive a Welcome Kit from me that will include fun stuff for you to use for workshops and […]


Bright Blossoms Happy Birthday Card

By Wendy | April 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

Hi Everyone,Today I made a Happy Birthday card with our new Bright Blossoms stamp set.  If you haven’t seen our Summer Smooches line you can check it out by clicking HERE Here is the card I made: These are Bridal Shower favors that I made for a shower coming up on Saturday!  I just love how they turned out and I wanted to share This is a video on how I made the Bright Blossoms  Happy Birthday Card Supplies I used to create the Brights Blossoms card: Whisper White Cardstock #100730 $8.50 Tempting Turquoise Cardstock #102067 $6.95 Brights Collection Stampin’ Pads #119694 $49.95 Snail Adhesive #104332 $6.95 Curly Cute Stamp Set #120510 $14.95 Bright Blossoms Stamp Set #125497 $12.95 Clear Block D Item#118485 $8.50 You can click HERE to order any of the products above!

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