Sunday, February 11, 2018

Easy Scrapbooking using Memories & More



I love to scrapbook. But realistically I have very little time for it. I make time for it because it is important to me, but when I do I have make the most out of my time and be efficient.  Having pretty pages is a must, so I have to be creative in how I can do that.  One way I save time these days is by using a Memories & More pack with matching SU cardstock.  I quickly put pages together with the title cards as focal points and the other cards as mats. Here are a couple of other pages made with Memories & More card packs. 




I am a big fan of the Memories & More line, by Stampin' Up!  If you are not familiar with the line, it is similar to the cards in the previous Project Life line, but better.  The packs come with an assortment of printed cards in 3x4 and 4x6.  Some of the cards have titles or text, others are prints, and some are designed for journaling.  The card packs match the beautiful Stampin' Up! colors and come with a couple sheets of adhesive embellishments.  Here is a look at one of the packs:




There are other things you can do with these card packs.  I use them to write quick notes or to use as elements in a card.  A very popular way to use them is in pocket pages, like this:





I have done several albums like this and love the simplicity of it.  You don't need a ton of stuff, just the cards, photos, the pocket pages and a pen.  

Want to give this product a try?  Check out all of the card packs at my webstore - www.mayramt.stampinup.net



Saturday, January 27, 2018

Valentine Treat Ideas for Classrooms or Coworkers


I love making Valentine Day treats.  Every year I make something cute and simple for my kids to take to school and some for my own coworkers.  Now that my kids are older they also enjoy making the treats.  Here are a few ideas of treats you can make easily and with minimal materials.  One thing to note is the stamp I used was part of a larger set that has LOTS of greetings.  If your kids are like mine, they do not want to give their classmates anything that says love or be mine.  This Happy Valentine's Day stamp is perfect for the job.  

Below I have list of items you will need to complete the projects and some simple measurements to use for key elements for the projects.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  You can also order online at mayramt.stampinup.net

Don't miss the kit offers below!  I will prep your materials for you....for a limited time!

Lolli Pop Holder

Measurements:
Real Red Cardstock:  6 ½ x 2 ½ (score at 2/12 on both sides of long edge)
DSP accent: 1 x 2 ½

Shopping List:
Item #
Item Name
Price
145763
Painted with Love DSP pack (12 sheets)
13.00
115320
Melon Mambo CS (24 pack)
8.00
100730
Whisper White CS (40 pack)
9.00
Sweetheart Punch
9.60*
141491
Classic Label Punch
16.00
128748
Teeny Tiny Wishes – set of 24 stamps (wood)
37.00
127802
Teeny Tiny Wishes – set of 24 stamps (clear)
27.00
145588
Love Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack
9.00
126948
Melon Mambo Stamp Pad
6.50
VARIES
FREE SAB ITEM FOR $50+ Order!
FREE

*On clearance, while supplies last

Kit Offer (valid only until 1/30)
Purchase the following items…..
128748
Teeny Tiny Wishes – set of 24 stamps (wood)
37.00

-OR-

127802
Teeny Tiny Wishes – set of 24 stamps (clear)
27.00
141491
Classic Label Punch
16.00
145588
Love Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack
9.00
VARIES
FREE SAB ITEM FOR $50+ Order!
FREE
 …get the DSP and CS cut and ready for you to make 30 projects- FREE!


Love Notes

Measurements:

DSP 2 ½ x 4 ½ 

Shopping List:
Item #
Item Name
Price
145763
Painted with Love DSP pack (12 sheets)
13.00
145582
Painted with Love 12x12 paper
13.50
145583
Whisper White Narrow Note Cards (20 pack)
8.00
133726
Sweetheart Punch
9.60*
128748
Teeny Tiny Wishes – set of 24 stamps (wood)
37.00

OR

127802
Teeny Tiny Wishes – set of 24 stamps (clear)
27.00
126948
Melon Mambo Stamp Pad
6.50
VARIES
FREE SAB ITEM FOR $50+ Order!
FREE
* Clearance item, while supplies last

Kit Offer (valid only until 1/30)
Purchase the following items…..
145583
Whisper White Narrow Note Cards (20 pack)
8.00
145763
Painted with Love DSP pack (12 sheets)
13.50
128748
Teeny Tiny Wishes – set of 24 stamps (wood)
37.00

OR

127802
Teeny Tiny Wishes – set of 24 stamps (clear)
27.00
126948
Melon Mambo Stamp Pad
6.50
VARIES
FREE SAB ITEM FOR $50+ Order!
FREE
* Clearance item, while supplies last
…. And I’ll cut your DSP paper to size, your hearts and include 4 - 5 ½ x 4 ¼ sheets to stamp your greetings on.


These cute little boxes were a last minute addition I added to my Valentine's project so I do not have a complete shopping list.  This project uses many of the items used above and the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes (141699).  They cost $7.50 for 16 boxes, measure 2x2x2 and are food safe.  They are perfect for some choclate or other candy treats. 



Hershey's Nuggets Treat Bag

Measurements:
DSP to wrap nugget: 1 1/8 x 3
CS for the back of cello bag: 1 ½ x 3 ¼
Trim cello bag to desired length 

Shopping List:
Item #
Item Name
Price
145763
Painted with Love DSP pack (12 sheets)
13.00
141703
2 x 8 Cello Bags (50 pack)
3.00
115320
Melon Mambo CS (24 pack)
8.00
100730
Whisper White CS (40 pack)
9.00
141491
Classic Label Punch
16.00
128748
Teeny Tiny Wishes – set of 24 stamps (wood)
37.00
127802
Teeny Tiny Wishes – set of 24 stamps (clear)
27.00
145588
Love Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack
9.00
126948
Melon Mambo Stamp Pad
6.50
VARIES
FREE SAB ITEM FOR $50+ Order!
FREE

Kit Offer (valid only until 1/30)
Purchase the following items…..
128748
Teeny Tiny Wishes – set of 24 stamps (wood)
37.00

-OR-

127802
Teeny Tiny Wishes – set of 24 stamps (clear)
27.00
141703
2 x 8 Cello Bags (50 pack)
3.00
141491
Classic Label Punch
16.00
145588
Love Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack
9.00
VARIES
FREE SAB ITEM FOR $50+ Order!
FREE
 …get the DSP and CS cut and ready for you to make 30 projects- FREE!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Picture Perfect Birthday Sneak Peak


I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and your New Year's celebrations.  I am very excited for 2018 and welcome it with open arms!  On my resolutions list are the usual....eat better, lose weight, be more organized.....blah blah blah!  What I really want to do is make more time for stamping and my Stampin' Up! business. Fall semester is always super busy for me, but Spring on the other hand is much lighter.  So I placed a nice pre-order of new Occasions Catalog items to have to enjoy.  

On the top of my pre-order list was the Picture Perfect Party Suite.  I love the fonts, the designer series paper, the colors and the fun stamped images.  It is perfect for me.  Above are a few projects I made with it. Below are some sneak peaks from the new Catalog available 1/3.



Enjoy!
Mayra

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Treats and Tags for FB Live



Hello!

Today I am doing a Facebook Live Event....my first!  Today I am featuring Tags and Treats for the Fall Holidays.  During the holidays I like to make cute, yummy filled items to give.  Sometimes I add a gift card in it too!  These are great for coworkers, friends, teachers, or anyone else you want to give a little gift too.  I added Ghiradelli chocolate for one, Starbucks Hot Chocolate for another and coffee and biscotti for one and some fancy candy bars for the other.  These are just some fun things I found at the grocery store.

Watch the video here:



I am featuring the Acetate Card Boxes from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog and then filling them with goodies and decorating them with fun Designer Series Paper (which by the way is on sale Buy 3, Get 1 Free this month).
I am also featuring the easy to use punch/stamps combo from the Merry Little Labels Bundle.  I love how easy it is to make these with a pre-made box, some pretty paper, ink and punches.  These are my type of projects!

From now until Tuesday 10/17, 
place a $50 order using HOSTESS CODE: 3ENDQXZP 
and I will mail you a pack of these fun Acetate Card Boxes for free! 


The Ghiradelli paper covers were 1 3/4 x 4 1/2. 

Here are the products I used for each theme:

For all:
Acetate Card Boxes (144628) $6.50/ 10 pack

Halloween Box:
Spooky Night DSP (144610) $11.00 
Vintage Crochet Trim (144611) $6.00
Whisper White CS (100730) $9.00/ 40 sheets
Labels to Love Stamps (144967) $21.00/ set of 11- clear
Everyday Label Punch (144668) $18.00
Basic Black Stampin' Pad (140931) $7.00
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Pad (126945) $6.50

Give Thanks Box:
Labels to Love Stamps (144967) $21.00/ set of 11- clear
Everyday Label Punch (144668) $18.00
Cajun Craze and Early Espresso Markers
Painted Autumn DSP (144613) $11.00
Very Vanilla CS (101650) $9.00/40 sheets

Christmas Boxes:
Merry Little Labels Bundle (146030) $34.00 (for the Eat, Drink and Be Merry)
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Labels to Love Stamps (144967) $21.00/ set of 11- clear (for Ho, Ho, Ho Box)
Everyday Label Punch (144668) $18.00
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Be Merry DSP (144111) $11.00
Whisper White CS (100730) $9.00/ 40 sheets
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Pad (126966) $6.50
Garden Green Stampin' Pad (126973)  $6.50

Contact me if you have any questions!

Mayra


Monday, August 7, 2017

Getting Organized with the Love Today Planner Kit


Hello All!

I hope you are enjoying the end of your summer.  If you have kids, or are in education, you are gearing up for another school year. While I love summer and relaxed scheduled, I also love routines and being organized.  Another thing I love, school supplies!  I enjoy buying office stuff, pretty pens, post its....and planners.  

I was SOOOOOO excited when Stampin' Up! came out with their very own planner.  For me it's the best of both worlds, pretty paper products and a paper planner which I love. The planner was the first thing I purchased from the new catalog when it was released in June.  I love how pretty it is. 

Here is a tip to keep it pretty....buy erasable pens! I love Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Ink Retractable Pens found HERE or anywhere else.  They write well and I can erase any mistakes.  There is even a blue that matches the planner!


Here are some details on the planner: 

Love Today Planner Kit
Product Number 144257

Price: $37.00
This planner will help keep you on schedule and give you a creative outlet too! This all-inclusive kit with has everything you need to create a customizable yearly planner.

* No dates are printed, so you can start when you want.
* Write, stamp, or draw your own.
* Printed Night of Navy/gold foil binder with gold metal corner accents.
* Binder size: 7-3/4"" x 8-3/4"" (19.7 x 22.2 x 5.1cm).
* Includes Night of Navy 2-ring binder; 12 divider pages; calendar pages; 4 photo protector pages (hold six photos each), 5"" x 7""( 12.7 x 17.8 cm); page lifter, 3"" x 8-1/4"" (7.6 x 21 cm); printed and gold foil accent stickers; sticky notes.
* Refill kit available (sold separately).
* Colors: Gold, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Real Red.

Here are some pictures of it:




Want to see more, check out the video!



Want to order one?!  Go directly to the item by clicking on the photo below.  Use Hostess Code: 63N94KRQ for a thank you surprise in the mail.  Make sure you do not select, 'no contact' so that I know who you are!