Saturday, February 9, 2019

Family Celebration Board

I have been wanting to make a project like this for a long time. I worked with wood, vinyl, paint, and a drill to make a special birthday gift for my mom and I am so pleased with how it turned out!



The first thing I needed to do was get organized. That meant gathering the birthdates of newly added family members and making sure I had correct dates for anniversaries. My parents have 4 children (all married), 13 grandchildren (6 married), and 10 great-grandchildren. I was surprised to see that we celebrate the most birthdays in June!



Here is how I made our Family Celebrations board:

  1. Paint board with aqua paint (I used acrylic from the craft store) to match the kitchen I envisioned this hanging in
  2. Cut the words from adhesive vinyl with my electronic cutter
  3. Carefully place the words on the painted board
  4. Paint over the entire board with brown paint
  5. Before the brown paint was completely dry I peeled the vinyl off
  6. Paint discs for hanging
  7. When dry ~ drill holes in discs and pre-drill holes in the board for eye hooks
  8. Write names and dates on discs with a black fine-tip permanent marker
  9. Assemble by screwing eye hooks below the month names and using jump rings between discs

My birthday, in June 😉 seems a long way off right now. We received our 2nd round of another 5-6 inches of snow yesterday on top of the 6-7 inches earlier in the week. This is not normal in Western Washington! The kids went to school only 2 days this week and they started 2 hours late on those days. We are expecting more snow this week so maybe we will have more days home together. 

This is what I saw out my window yesterday...


And the view this morning. SO pretty!...


Are you snowed in like I am? Sale-a-Bration is a great time to shop for Stampin' Up! supplies! Take a look at these February promotions...




The February IDEAS Tutorial is full of Birthday cards, gifts, & packaging!
There are 3 ways you can receive this tutorial 
~ Place a $35 order and I will send it to you as a Thank You 
~ Join my Friends Ink team and download it from our exclusive FaceBook page 
~ or purchase it for $15. 
Please contact me for information at carlablakestamps@gmail.com









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Stay warm!

Carla
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Snow Day Fun!

In Western Washington a normal snow event leaves us with a few inches of the fluffy white stuff that melts in a day or two. We went to bed on Sunday with that inch of snow but woke Monday Morning to 6-7 inches on Hat Island and more on the mainland. We enjoyed an extra 2 days on the island with school cancellations. The big news is that it has stayed with us and Friday night another 4-8 inches is expected! I say "Bring it on!"

Toni & I worked on our January Paper Pumpkin kit.





The kit included 24 reversible pillow boxes ~ enough for her whole classroom plus the teacher!



Aren't those kangaroos just the sweetest? The fun didn't stop there. The kit contained 24 kangaroos & Pool Party circles AND 24 chameleons and Pool Party hearts... we also made Valentines for Isaac's classmates!



We filled cello treat bags and made cute toppers. I don't know when I have ever had Valentines completed for 2 classrooms a full 10 days early before!!! Yay for Paper Pumpkin and a snow day!



Stampin' Up! has given us a sneak-peek at the February Paper Pumpkin kit...

We know that the February kit includes the makings for 9 full-size cards in 3 designs and contains photo images of succulents. If you have never subscribed before, you will also want to know that each kit includes an exclusive stamp set, at least 1 Stampin' Spot (ink pad), and the mini glue dots and/or dimensionals needed to complete the projects. You can expect card bases, envelopes, and both printed and plain (for stamping) die cuts. Your first kit will even include an acrylic block!

Want to receive the February Paper Pumpkin in your mailbox? Make sure your Paper Pumpkin account is active by February 10th. If you are new to Paper Pumpkin, please check it out here or click on the link below for a pre-paid subscription.

Here is a little of our snow fun...


Evening sledding when we thought 1-2" might not last long.


Olaf building after a fun day playing in 6-7".



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February promotions





The February IDEAS Tutorial is full of Birthday cards, gifts, & packaging!
There are 3 ways you can receive this tutorial 
~ Place a $35 order and I will send it to you as a Thank You 
~ Join my Friends Ink team and download it from our exclusive FaceBook page 
~ or purchase it for $15. 
Please contact me for information at carlablakestamps@gmail.com






Sale-a-Bration = FREE Stampin' Up! product.
Spend $50 (before tax & shipping), choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure! 
There's no limit - for every $50 you spend, choose another FREE product! 
Earn even bigger rewards when you spend $100. Just look for the $50 and $100 reward items.

Host a $250 party (in person or online) and receive a minimum of $50 in Host Rewards!

Join my Friend Ink team and choose $175 worth of product for $99
or
Choose $175 worth of product and receive the fabulous Craft & Carry Tote for $129
and your Starter Kit ships FREE for even more savings!


The February Host Code for online orders is HPVDV9CP
Please use this code if your order is under $150. If your order is $150 or more you will receive FREE products with your Stampin' Rewards on your customer order.

Happy Stamping!
Carla
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