Color Match Swap

It was swap time again.  This time we had to use four different Stampin' Up! colors.  I saw some fall M&M's that had 3 out of the 4 colors we needed, so I decided to make a treat for my swap!  Hope you like the look and I hope the ladies like the look and taste. Oh yes, the colors were Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie, all of which can be ordered through me, if you would to re-create this for any ghouls or gobblins that may show up on your door step.

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Space Shuttle Endeavour Flyover

So I am visitng my parents in Santa Ana, CA and would you believe what I saw just outside their home.  This was taken from the driveway of my parents house.  I think we had the best view ever.  It was so amazing, I am in awe and had to share it with you!

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Ornament Directions

I know alot of people have been asking how to make the great ornament on the cover of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  Well, don't ask me...  However, I did find a great tutorial video online and thought I would show it to you.  Thank you to Stamping School for making this nice tutorial video.

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Spiderweb Treats

I wanted to have a little sweet snack today, so I got out my Whole Wheat Ritz Crackers and Reduced Fat Peanut Butter. I spread a little peanut butter on the cracker and then drizzled some chocolate on the top in circles (I think this is a healthy enough sweetness, I mean it's better than a cupcake right?).  And then... the Ah Ha moments.  If I take a toothpick and run it through, I think these would make a cute and "somewhat healthy" Spiderweb Treat for Halloween.  I think it worked, don't you?

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Big Hugs Coupon

Now here is a coupon I wouldn't mind getting!

I love the My Digital Studio's (MDS) Little Book of Coupons Digital Download.  Now, whenever I need a last minute gift, I can just go and create a book of coupons for things like Dinner on Me or Free Babysitting.  Sometimes life gets hectic, I wish I could get a "take a break from hectic" coupon, oh wait, I can make that coupon in Stampin' Up!s My Digital Studio.  I just love it!   For more information on any MDS products, visit www.jeanpiersanti.stampinup.net

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Nailed It - Jabba on Pinterest

If you know me, you know I love Pinterest.  Not just for the great craft ideas but there are some really funny things on there.  My son and I love to look at the "Nailed It" pins.  So for his birthday he asked me to re-create the Jabba the Hut cupcake that is pretty popular on Pinterest.  He did this because he knew that I would definately make the "nailed it" board and sure enough I did.  Here is the original along with my try.  I am pretty sure I nailed it!  Yeah right, not it a good way! The things I do for my kids.

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~

21 Years Old

It is midnight and my son just turned 21 years old.  It seems like he was just a little one in my arms, time sure does fly by.  I realize this is the drinking age, so rather than pretend like he hasn't already had four or five years of practice, I figuered I would celebrate his age of true adulthood and legal drinking age.  What do most 21 year old want?  Yes, that's right money and booze.  So rather than giving him a bouquet of roses, I made him bouquet of a dozen different types of liquor in a beer mug.  And since he isn't a baby any longer (although he will always be MY BABY!), I didn't use baby's breath as a filler, but rather,  money!  I am 100% positive he will like this gift and pretty sure he will remember it (or maybe not after he tries each of the, shall we say, flavors).  So here I am a mother of a 21 year old and still giving my baby a bottle.  Happy Birthday Garrett!  I love you!!!

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


It's a 1-2 Punch

I love all the tips and tricks I get from Stampin' Up! Stampin' Success monthly publication (just one of the perks of being a demonstrator). I was looking at the contest winners and found a great little trick using the scallop punch. I am making my swaps and thought I would do a quick video to show you how to do it. I hope you enjoy and I can't wait to see how you use your punches in various ways.

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Back to Spool - September Stampin' Up! Special

Click Here  or on the picture above,  for all the Back to Spool Special details flyer.

For every $40.00 in Purchase ( before S&H and tax) you get a Spool of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon for FREE.

That's right FREE!!!!

You can find the 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in the Stampin' Up! 2012/2013 Catalog & Idea Book on page 172.

Here is a great video from Stampin' Up! that demonstrates how you can embellish anything you put your mind to, even an everyday Blender!

I must say, she cleans up much quicker than I do!

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Trick or Treats

I was at the grocery store yesterday and I couldn't believe the Halloween candy was already out.  I grabbed a small bag of this cute chocolate Monster Munny and got to thinking about our families Halloween party.  We always play games and thought I would make some cute prizes for the winners.  They have four different denominations on them, so I will use them as First through Fourth place prizes during all the different games we will play throughout the evening.  This was so easy, I used the Scallop punch on Stampin' Up!'s Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper. The googlies eyes fit perfect over their original eyes and gave a little bit more character.  A little bit of snail adhesive and we are done.  I hope you like them!

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Tri Fold Birthday Card

Today I needed a card for my friend's Grandmother.  We are all very close, so I call here Nana as well.  This is the birthday card I made for her.  She will turn 88 tomorrow.  To make this card, I two sheets of card stock.  I turned the paper at a diaganal and cut from the corner to about 4 inches above the corner at the other end.  I guess that would be about a 45 degree angle, I am not real sure as I was pretty bad at math.  Then I placed a fold at 3.6 inches and another at 7.2 inches and folded back and forth.  I picked two colors that I liked (Gumball Green and Melon Mambo) and cut the exact same angle and size, then I used an border punch to make sure you can see both colors on the top angle.  After that it was all creating my card from there, using stamps, ink, DSP, and "bling" all Stampin' Up! products I love.  This was my first Diaganal Tri Fold Card, but I am pretty sure it won't be my last.

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~