Bloom Covered Symbol

IMG_4075This past weekend I had an amazing time at Yummy and Delicious in Arizona with the Fun Stampers Journey family.  It was the first stop of the 6 city tour and I was fortunate enough to attend with friends.  I wanted to really have some fun photos to share for my scrapbook layouts so I decided to dress up a wooden “&” symbol to use as a prop for my photos.  I also thought I would incorporate the “&” sign into my Yummy & Delicious ensemble. 

Since I was inspired by Richard’s monogram letter YouTube video, I decided to use that inspiration for my Yummy & Delicious ensemble.  I used my Spring Blooms die cut to decorate and layer the & sign for Richard and friends to hold at the Yummy & Delicious event.  My friend Rachael was able to attend with me and we decided to have her husband make us some Yummy & Delicious shirts.  IMG_4136My friend Rachael dressed as “Delicious”, while I was dressed as “Yummy”.  The Spring Blooms I die cut, covered the “&” sign which served as the perfect prop to take a picture with Richard at the event.  Our outfits and prop were such a hit that we even won the photo contest for the event.  I received a set of Yummy & Delicious pins which I gave to my friend Rachael for attending the event with me. I also purchased a set of pins for myself.  I have to keep my Fun Stampers Journey pin collection going. 

We made four yummy and delicious projects and learned lots of new techniques that didn’t require any special tools.  The projects presented were so much fun and I cannot wait until the full reveal of new products in our June catalog at the first annual Fun Stampers Journey convention.  

IMG_4146Below, I included a picture of 2 of the projects we made at Yummy & Delicious.  I’ll be posting more photos from my Yummy & Delicious day on my blog later this week.  You can also find more photos by searching the hashtag: #YummyAndDeliciousPHX.  To attend a Yummy & Delicious tour event, visit my website and click on events.


Materials used:

Wooden “&” sign, found at local craft stores


DI-0009 Spring Blooms

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Easter Baskets for my Twin nephews


After watching Richard’s Easter Basket Make Live Share project video, I was inspired.  We all have busy lives and sometimes simplicity is what we need.  I have been wanting to participate by Making, Living and Sharing a project.  The instructions in the YouTube video really showed exactly how easy the basket is to make and I took the opportunity to duplicate it.  

I got started by trimming my 12 by 12 paper down to 6 by 6 squares.  I then made score lines at 2 inch marks, made my cuts and got ready to stamp.  I used the graduated background stamp for a subtle stamped look.  Since I did not have any Easter stamps yet, I used my Spring Blooms die cuts to make some Spring flowers to decorate my box.

961747_10206484212494076_667003748_nI wanted to make these baskets for my twin nephews Jeremiah and Jacob, they are 2 and half years old.  They absolutely love chocolate and candy treats and they love when I make them hand made gifts.  It makes me happy to see the smiles on their face and get a heartfelt thank you for my hand made gifts.  

After I made the beautiful baskets, I had to drop them off at my sisters as I left on my way to Arizona for the Yummy & Delicious event. I will also be posting photos on my blog from that event.

11088240_10206484205173893_2128719522_nI asked my sister to take some pictures of my nephews with their lovely baskets I made.  My sister loves taking photos of my nephews in her studio but they apparently were a little impatient and really wanted to open their candy.  Jeremiah was not happy having to wait before he could grab his basket.  Here’s an adorable picture of his mini-meltdown.  The boys just loved their baskets and searching inside them for their treats.  Looks like Jacob got to the candy and has a mouthful!   


Supplies used:

DI-0009 Spring Blooms

SS-0117 Graduated Dots

AC-0039 Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer

AC-0040 Crease Tool

AC-0063 Details Pro Shears

IP-0027 Watermelon Fusion


Stamped and cut to size

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Here are some pictures of my paper trimmer and scored basket along with my stamp set and true fusion ink pad.