Friday, September 4, 2015

Back to School with Scor-Pal

Hi,everyone!  September marks the beginning of a new school year for most of us in the U.S.   It always seems to sneak up on me and then I'm scrambling to get school supplies, uniforms, and, not to be forgotten, teacher gifts!  :)

In honor of back to school month, our Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" theme is just that, "Back to School!"

This month I kept my project sweet and simple and created a sleeve card to go along with my son's teacher gift.  Sometimes,  sweet an simple is just what is needed (not to mention a snap to make!).

Instructions

1. Start with a piece of pattern paper that is 9 1/2 x 5 1/2.

2. Using your Scor-Pal, score at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2.

3. Fold at the scored lines.

4. Flip over and add a strip of Scor-Tape to the one inch flap.

5. Peel of Scor-Tape backing.

6. Close the sleeve and adhere one inch flap to back as shown below.

7. Cut a 4 1/8 x 5 1/2 piece of card stock for the inside portion of your card.

8. Embellish as desired!  :)

Now, it's your turn! I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with our Back to School theme!  :)

Janice :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Stitch Fix Review

Hi, everyone! Recently I tried a service called Stitch Fix.  Basically, it is like a personal clothes shopping service.  You sign up on their website, give details about your style preferences and size, pay a $20 fee, and then schedule your "fix" (your box of 5 items).  Once you receive your box, you can buy the items you like and mail back the items you don't (they include a pre-paid mail bag you can simply place you items in it and toss it in the mail to return).  

Now, the $20 you paid up front goes towards anything you decide to keep but if you don't like anything, they keep it.  The best deal is if you like ALL five items, you get a 25% discount on your total.  

Alright, so here are the items I received.  I tried to take pics of myself wearing each item but that just didn't work out! These are pics of the styling cards that I received in my box for ideas on how to style my pieces.  I circled the item I received and wrote its cost.
I live in cardigans at work (sometimes it is quite cold even in the warmer months because of the AC) and this one was light and fit super cute, plus I don't have one in that color.

I thought this dress was super cute right away but was concerned it would look unflattering on me because of its "true" waistline.  When I tried it on though, I loved it! I was concerned about the length but I think I can pull it off without it looking inappropriate.

I ADORED this top from the moment I saw it.  I am super into native american/tribal patterns so this shirt with its fun pattern and bold colors was perfect.  Now, the fit, that is another question.  I am not totally sure how I can make this look good on my body but I will just have to play around with it somehow.  

This top was another slam dunk by my stylis Erica!  Again, it has that tribal kinda pattern and I love the navy and orange.  It fits great and I dig it.  :)

So, these were just your basic cropped pants but they fit SUPER perfect and I was needed a pair of black crops so, it was a great choice for me.  :)

Alright, so there you have it.  My main question is, IS IT WORTH IT?  My answer: if you can afford it!  I've seen reviews where people get items the don't like at all or they only like one or two items and they don't get the 25%.  For me, I can't afford this all the time but I just LOVED the feeling of getting my box and wondering what my stylist picked out for me.  I am a bargain shopper so I wouldn't have paid those prices normally but with not having to get out of the house and my stylist picking things I really liked, it was worth it!

If you want to give it a go, CLICK HERE and I will get some sort of referral discount.  Yay!  Lol!

Alright, thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions.  :)

Blessings, 
Janice :)

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Scor-Pal's July Challenge

Gosh, it's been so quiet here!  Please forgive me as I've been in pure bliss on our summer vacation (kind of anyway, it sure felt that way! Our family helped lead a two week kids camp and it was just a whole heck of a lot of fun!) in Colorado for the past two weeks! :)  We got home last night and I've spent the better part of this day just being still.  Lol!

Anyway, I'm a bit late in the game but I wanted to post my Scor-Pal July challenge card!  :)


I used my Scor-Pal to create the scored sun rays.  :)  I simply turned my card every so often to achieve the angled rays.  

I used my current Fun Stampers Journey stamp set, "Brush Strokes", to create the ocean, beach and sun!  :)


Thanks for stopping by!!!
Janice :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hello Sunshine

Hi, everyone!  Today I'm showcasing a greeting card I made for one of our Fun Stampers Journey challenges.  The challenge was to make a card or scrapbook page using some of our new patterned papers. 

Do you ever feel like your "style" changes over time?  I feel like mines does dependent on the season of life I'm in BUT I am always drawn to a clean, crisp, design with white in the background!  Lol!  Those are clearly evident in my card today.  :)


Have you seen our new Fun Stampers Journey catalog yet???  OMG--if you haven't, you NEED to!!!  SO many beautiful and fun products!!! I used quite a lot of new product on my card today.  You can click on the links below if you are interested in purchasing any one of them.  :)

Fun Stampers Journey Product Used

Hello Sunshine stamp set--Kit of the Month for May will be available in the Fall
Journey Sequins Pink World (colored a few with Copic Y38)


Thank you so much for stopping by!! Let me know if you want or need any thing! 

Blessings,
Janice :)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Firmoo - Trendy Online Shop for Glasses Review

Hi, everyone!  A few months ago I was asked by Tina at Firmoo if I was interested in reviewing their glasses.  They would send me a free pair and I would write a review of their site and service--I was in!  
So, first you are invited to go to their website, www.firmoo.com.  They have this super cool program where you upload a picture of yourself and you can "try out" all the frames they have to see if you like the look! That was SUPER helpful for me!  

Here are a few pics of the cute specs I decided on! 



Better view of the blue!  :)

Overall, my experience was fantastic!  It was super easy to upload a picture of myself and being at to "try on" the glasses online was just perfect.  I received the glasses in a really nice, sturdy case that came with a lens cleaning cloth. 

Now, really apart from the easy factor of trying glasses on virtually, the best part is that the frames are really affordable! If I'm remembering correctly, these frames sell for $29.99 or close to it.

So, there you have it!  Go check out this fun site!  WWW.FIRMOO.COM

Thanks for stopping by!
Janice :)



Saturday, May 2, 2015

Vase of Flowers

Welcome back!  Today I have a sweet Mother's Day card as a part of Scor-Pal's monthly challenge.  This month's theme is "Mother's Day/Special Lady".  For more info on the challenge, click HERE.


Instructions
1. First, I created a vase template and traced it on the center of my card base.


 2. Then, I cut along the pencil lines to create my vase shaped card.

3. With the card base open and laid flat on my Scor-pal, I scored at half inch intervals on one side of the card.


 4. Using a craft knife, I cut a two inch slit at the fold in order to insert the flowers through.


Products Used



Copic Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Janice :)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Treat Box for my Students

Well, for all you teachers out there, you know that this is testing season.  Cue dramatic groans.  ;)  My fifth graders already took the reading STAAR test a couple of weeks ago and tomorrow they take the math STAAR (prayers appreciated for best efforts put forth and for all I've taught them to surface when they need it!). This is the one that is most pertinent to me since I teach fifth grade math, so how they do will be a reflection of my teaching abilities regardless of so many other factors.  My students have been so burnt out that I wanted to give them a little encouragement before the test tomorrow and a sweet treat to keep them awake during the long FOUR hours that they have to complete it.


Since I had to make 54 of these babies I kept the design pretty simple!

Don't ask me how many stars I stamped and cut.  Lol.

Supplies

Celebrations:  green Silk Luster 
Memento: Paris Dusk ink

At this stage, I stamped the Super Star sentiment and splattered the silk luster.  Then, I added white liner tape to only two sections, as shown above.

Folded along the score lines, then removed the white liner tape backing.

I added the starts to the tops with different widths of foam tape then filled them with my students' favorite candy.  :)

I just know they are going to feel encouraged, hopefully boosting their moral to do their best!  

Wish us luck!  Send your prayers, cause we're hitting it hard tomorrow!  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Janice :)