Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tasha Tudor

These are a few of my favorite books that Tasha Tudor wrote. I love the coffee table books that talk about her life. I've borrowed them from the library many times.  Here's a cookbook, book of verses, board book and story of Pumpkin Moonshine. Over the next few days, I'll share bits and pieces that I can find. If you have any of her works, please feel free to post and share!


Monday, August 14, 2017

Free Birthday Card set

It's so nice to have an organized workspace!

Here's my work area after a good session of fun. 

Here's the cleaned up area. What is your favorite thing about having a clean space?

Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Pay only 5 dollars for a box of absolute fun! Delivered straight to your front door. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

New Love Today Planner from Stampin Up

I am so excited to tell you about this new planner. It's absolutely gorgeous and so versatile! You will  love it. If you need to get more organized, you should totally start using a planner. Keep it with you everywhere. Use sticker, take notes, you'll never forget an appointment if you're always carrying your planner with you. It has everything you need! 

Buy yours today! 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

May 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternate Idea: Kawaii

                    Miss Kissy Sprinkles

                               Mr. Sparkles

                     Miss Pinkie Sprinkles    

                        Mr. Fried Pie Guy

                     Miss Envelope

My mom and I had so much fun coming up with ideas for our Paper Pumpkin this month.

If you'd like to learn how to make these, here's the link to the video!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Why Paper Pumpkin?

My son gets boxes in the mail full of goodies all the time. He was the one that introduced them to me. I did a makeup one once, but 90% of the stuff in it made me rash and itch. The food boxes are fun and all, but I cook every meal we eat and it gets old whether I shop for it myself or not. 

So when Stampin' Up came out with Paper Pumpkin, I was intrigued! Finally a box for me. Adhesive, stamps, paper, pre-cut embellishments, and all the guesswork done! Even the INK is included. And if I don't want to follow the exact instructions, there are tons of videos on Youtube that allow me to "think outside the box". 

What can you do to make it more fun? Get together with a bunch of crafty friends and drink some wine, eat some goodies and craft until you've laughed so hard your sides ache. 

Sound like fun? Join today. It's only $19.99 and that's with shipping and handling included! There's a sale going on right now so join today.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Why stamping?

 There are so many things in the crafting world and they come and go like hairstyles. One minute you're seeing them everywhere and the next they vanish into thin air. Stamps haven't gone anywhere. I think I'm creative and if push comes to shove, I can draw better than I could in 4th grade, but stamps allow me to create an image that I might not be able to draw.

With Stampin' Up, you get the option with wood-mounted or clear stamps and sometimes you get to use photopolymer. Those are my favorite. They're clear and you can really see what you're doing for accurate placement. The benefit with wood is that you aren't hunting for a block to place your stamp with. You just pick them up, grab the ink and go! And there's something traditional and old-fashioned linking me with past crafters when I grab my wood-mounted stamps.

Kids love them because it takes their art skill up a level and they're basically playing with clip art. You can do this type of crafting anywhere, and without electricity. You don't really need a huge cart of supplies when you do this. Ink, Paper, Scissors, and glue.
I've always loved Stampin' Up's punches. They coordinate perfectly with their stamped images. If you book a party this month, you'll get to use this exact set pictured here in this blog post. It's called Daisy Delight and it isn't even available for sale until June 1st. #party #paperfunforeveryone #paper #stampinup #ordertoday #newcatalog

Stay tuned for this week's videos and pics on my FB page: Janine Deckard, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator. Join today, we have contests all the time! #contest

Monday, May 8, 2017

Come visit me!

It's going to be a lot of fun! #mothersday  #lastminuteshopping #stampinup

I'm so excited about my first vendor event this year. I've been busy creating beautiful cards to sell and rebranding my business. My friends and family have given me so much encouragement and I'm looking forward to rejoining Toastmasters on Wednesday. I had a little set back this year but I've learned a lot from my mistakes and accomplishments.

This will be my first Stampin' Up booth in a long time. I had an incredibly successful table back during the holidays way over 5 years ago. I made Holiday cards and sold every last one. I'm confident these cards are even more adorable and I know people will want to buy them.

Zee is so close to being finished with his medical journey and we are all ready to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm grateful for the opportunity to stay home and help him on this journey. Many mothers don't have the choice. I'm determined to make this work. Zalman will be starting Kindergarten learning in the fall and we're all looking forward to watching him blossom. Zippy loves her country farm life and I know it will just get better each year.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Earth Day April 22nd, 2017

This year, I want to challenge you to make one simple change. Commit to stop using plastic straws. Plastic straws are not biodegradable. Every straw that has ever been placed in the landfill will remain in the landfill. I have 4 stainless steel straws from Norwex. Each one is dedicated to a member of my family. It's challenging to stay on top and not lose things, but my kids love their straws so much that we've been able to keep them. Norwex thinks of everything and they even have the neatest straw cleaner. So if you do have straws from other drink containers and sippy cups, you can clean them! Visit my site today, and order your own set of straws. 

When I was a kid, you could dig practically anywhere and find something cool. An arrowhead, a fossil, a pottery shard. What will our kids find when they dig? Let's do our part before the world looks like this: 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Minimalism and Norwex

Minimalism is all the rage. The people that have embraced this new way of life have covered all the bases, except for one thing. Cleaning supplies. It's vital to keep your place clean for a myriad of reasons. Let's just focus on health.

When my kids had a stomach virus, the choices for cleaners were numerous and most of them made me very sick.  What do traditional cleaners do? The cleaners mix with the germs and create an antibiotic-resistant virus. That's terrifying. How will we ever fight germs if our cleaners are creating Super Bugs?

Norwex uses water and their amazing microfiber to lift 99% of the germs off of the surface, where they can be sanitized by boiling water. We know the efficacy of boiling water. They still use it to sterilize medical tools today. I'd rather use boiling water than chemicals any day.

With this in mind, go back to your cabinets full of chemicals. Imagine getting rid of it all. Can you see how beautiful your cabinets will look full of dishes and holiday items instead? Because you will be able to move all of your Norwex to a drawer and one hanging organizer on the back of your kitchen pantry door (for your mop). Less really is more.