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You can read my Part 2 installment of Bloggy Boot Camp on my personal blog.


Stephanie…….ahh sweet Stephanie.  I met Stephanie in her car… Bloggy Boot Camp.  It was a dinner deal going down and we were being highjacked by Jyl to head to dinner.  I was thrown in a car with 3 women, and I only knew one of them, Jyl……for only the last 8 hours.  Stephanie was the driver.  We were then seated next to each other during dinner….it was fate.  Loved getting to know her.  Loved chatting it up and loved that we even matched.  What I really loved was that she actually knew my blog.  She was a creative person….There were many gals that didn’t know my blog, because they just weren’t the crafty kind…..can you imagine?

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Stephanie lives in Arizona with her kiddos and hubs.  She creates a creative life with all kinds of fun stuff.  Her blog is gorgeous.  So easy to navigate.  I love it. 

She was telling me about a project she did for a White Elephant gift….she thought it was funny, the recipient of the gift thought it was funny.  I thought it was funny. image I love a good Mormon girl with a sense of humor.  She told me that she was trashed in a message board somewhere… no no…….not trashed like that…….she’s a good Mormon girl…..trash talked…..there were people who were trash talking this project and just had to tell her.  This is when she needed me……because…… I’m not a good Mormon girl and…….I could have taken care of those trash talkers once and for good. 

She’s good at the vinyl word stuff.  This Mommy’s Mood board would be pretty helpful out there for all Mommy’s.  What a cute idea.  image

Just when you thought you’ve seen all silhouette ideas…….she comes along and does it with glitter.  I’ve never seen that done, have you?  Michaels… better stock up.  Ladies, she shows you a full tutorial if you’re interested in the details. TUTORIAL!!!!image Lately, I’ve noticed bits of jewelry popping up made from ribbon and pearls.  I had seen some pieces at a Stella & Dot party I went to……Well Lil’ Miss Steph and her friend decided they could save a ton of money and just make their own.  Isn’t that cute?  She also will show you how they made that too.imageShe has several tutorials on her site.  I know you all love banners, but I also know there may be a couple of you out there that need a “how to make a banner” tutorial.  She does a fabulous job.  Step by step…..gotta love that.  Hold my hand please.imageMothers day is coming up…..Sunday!  Can you believe it?  Don’t panic…….if you still need something for your mother inlaw……no worries.  Steph has you covered.  Covered in Mod Podge that is…….imageShe’ll show you exactly how to create photo blocks.  Great gift for anyone you would give a photo too.imageBecause she has 3 kids and runs her house with an iron fist…….well maybe not……but she keeps them in line with this behavior button clippy thing.  Each day they start out in the middle.  Poor behavior moves the clip down…..good behavior or deeds move the clip up.  Nice visual…..and it looks cute too. I’m afraid I would have used the clip to pinch my son during a tantrum…..probably not what she had intended.    Hey…..don’t judge…..there is nothing wrong with a little squeeze or small pinch on the arm to get your child’s attention. Not one that bruises, people……simmer down……..when I meet you someday, I’ll show you want I mean…. It works great in public when you can’t raise your voice.  Besides I learned it from my sister…..and she’s a good Mormon girl……imageBeing cute is easy for this little girl.  She only gets cuter when her mommy makes her cute head bands.  Yep…….there is a tutorial.image

   Dont’ think for a minute that her talents run dry without adding in a bit of cooking and baking.  This looks amazing.  I want it NOW!  It makes me mad that she can eat stuff like this and stay so little.  Just wait til she’s over 40…….just wait.  I’d like to squeeze HER arm right now.image OK, I must say she forgot who may read this when writing out her tutorial on this one….she says “just slice and braid”  or something like that.  Um…..I’m gonna need more hand holding than that.  I’m not a natural at this creative stuff……I have to work at it.  She’s just showing off.  image But I’ll forgive her. Any girl that can wrestle raw meat and make some ribs……Dang…….image She has the recipe and instructions on her site.  Smack smack smack.   image     I’m fully expecting her to sew up some cute napkins that say that…..smack smack smack…….  get on that will ya Steph?


Loved meeting her.  Thanks for making dinner enjoyable and thanks for driving so safely.  And thanks for matching my outfit.image

Go surprise her. I didn’t tell her I was featuring her.  Hee hee hee…….go go go.



Owner/Editor at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/editor of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!