Style Watch {Girl’s Night Out}

I’m gonna let you in on a little secret…a “Beauty Secret” if you will…but you’ve got to promise not to tell! Ok? I have a secret stash of nail polishes that I keep on hand for last minute birthday gifts! It’s the best way to make sure you have a little something for the birthday girl.

You see, I am notorious for missing people’s birthdays, so I keep my secret stash on hand for last minute gifts that I can package up for the recipient. What girl doesn’t love a funky shade of polish?! When it comes time to package up my little gift, though, I’m always in a mad dash to create a gift tag. Well, as you’ll see from today’s project, the newest Clear and Simple Stamps sets have remedied this problem.

With a few die cut tags and some of the cute images from Beauty Secrets, Beauty Secrets II, as well as a couple of perfectly coordinating CSS sets, I was able to make a handful of girly gift tags that are just waiting for me to use!
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Style Watch {Girl’s Night Out}

I have a confession to make…I am a sucker for the whole “Free Makeup Bag with Purchase.” The result is an entire drawer dedicated to cosmetic bags filled with sample-sized products! Even with my surplus of bags, after seeing this month’s release I thought it would be fun to design and make my own cosmetic bag. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could complete the project for just a few cents!

Now, it’s no secret that sewing is not my forte. I’ve recently mastered the “straight” line (using “straight” in the most liberal sense!). With that said, this is a project that ANYONE can tackle! The Beauty Secrets and Beauty Secrets II stamp sets offers a ton of images that are just ideal for designing an ultra-cute, customized bag. This is a project that you will NOT want to miss. It’s simple and makes the perfect gift for a girlfriend, or even yourself. I’m sure I can squeeze just one more cute bag into that drawer…

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Style Watch {Girl’s Night Out}

Last week, I shared a set of handmade invitations perfect for a Girl’s Night party! Now, if you’re gonna have a Girl’s Night party…you’d better have some sassy party favors, right? It’s no secret that I have a minor obsession with party favors. Little gifts that are cutely packaged make me swooooon! And today, I’m sharing what may very possibly be my Number 1. Most. Favorite. Favor. Ever… Read more


Style Watch {Girl’s Night Out}

Every once in a while you’ve got to have a night with just the girls. No kids. No husbands. No boyfriends. Just a night with your favorite gals. My girlfriends and I love to get together for a makeup party, where we all bring over our stash and play with eyeshadow, lipgloss…and of course a few pairs of over-the-top false lashes! Then, we sit around with our decked out faces and sip cocktails, take pictures and tell stories well into the night. It’s a great way to spend an evening.

So, now that I’ve pitched the importance of a girl’s night, why not use your stamps to create a few invitations for this special occasion? With the popularity of electronic invitations, it’s nice to create paper invites every once in a while, and this month’s stamps make it so very easy to do just that…

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Style Watch {Sew Stylish}

Embrace your shabby chic side.  When we think about shabby chic, we often think of white, cream and very pale pastel colors. However, with the growing trend becoming ever so popular, we are now seeing pastels mixed in with a punch of bright color softly white washed to create a focal point. As we explore a look into shabby chic, this month’s color combo takes a hint from a seamstress’ color palette to include: Trendsetter Blue, Paint the Town Pink, Say Yellow to All Your Fans, and Kraft Like a Rockstar. Try these colors with a Blanc Check ink to soften your projects and give it that shabby feel.  Sponging your edges and using white as your card base, will create that soften look and really add a modern twist to shabby chic on your work… Read more


Style Watch {Style Defined}

Fashion and style go hand and hand. With the stamp of the month, Just My Style, paired with a soft, runway inspired color palette, it makes creating so much fun. We are seeing a lot of flowing ruffles, delicate pleating and strong pastels mixed in with neutral tones for spring fashion. And the biggest trends are coming by way of heels and handbags. A lot of hybrid boot heels, flat sandals with rosettes, and structured handbags are showing up everywhere. Play with height and texture as you create fun, fashion inspired projects that best suit your style…

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