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June ’15 Top 5

Happy July everyone! I can’t believe half the year is gone! I just wanted to say thank you if you are a follower of The Lovely Pear, I just love where this blog is right now. I feel like my little blog has done awesome these past six months and I can’t wait to see how it will do the rest of the year! Now let’s start with June’s Top 5:

June Top 5

1. We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board
June Fave 1

We R Memory Keepers makes it on to the list for a second time in a row with this awesome punch board. I have made banners before where I had to insert one sheet of paper at a time into my die cutting machine in order to cut out each flag, so it felt like forever to cut out enough to spell out “Happy Birthday” (insert bored face emoticon). I knew I had to get this when a friend asked me to make a banner for her son’s birthday, and I couldn’t believe how fast it was to cut out each flag. I especially love how it makes three different styles, plus it is so simple to use. This is a must-have if you’re into throwing parties and love a good banner.

2. HP Social Media SnapshotsJune Fave 2

If you love Instagram as much as I do, then you HAVE to try this out! You buy this pack of HP photo paper, which is 25 sheets of 4×5 glossy paper, and you download the HP Snapshots app (only available on Apple App Store). Once you connect to your Instagram account and your HP printer, you can choose an Instagram photo and a template and you get this picture with your Instagram stats. You can have your photo caption, the date you posted it, your icon, and how many likes and comments your photo¬†received printed. There are 11 different templates to choose from, including some that come with a black, green chevron, or pink border. The duck photo was printed with an antique looking template called “Dickens”. I think this would be perfect to use with Project Life or scrapbook layouts.June Fave 2a

3. Mama Elephant Creative Color Pigment InkJune Fave 3

So, I’m cheating a little on this one. I have had one or two Mama Elephant ink pads for a while now but I really didn’t know how to work with pigment ink so I hardly used them. This month I decided to try again and now I only want to use this ink! I bought a lot of new colors this month and they are so vibrant and Mama Elephant has the best colors! I’m going through a Lemongrass phase right now but I just got Tutti Frutti in and I’m sure that will be the color for July. This is my favorite colored ink to use, period.

4. Zig Clean Color Real Brush MarkersJune Fave 4

According to my Instagram feed, everybody and their momma bought the Zig Clean Color Markers, and you know me… I had to get them also. I like to use these because they are easy to blend with, which comes in handy if you’re like me and can’t master Copics. If you’re waiting on a good deal to get these,¬†you can get them from the Marker Supply website for half off.

5. Hero Arts Kelly’s Yes Please Stamp SetJune Fave 5I love me a good small quote and especially now that I’m getting into Project Life. Then you mix it up with a wood mounted stamp? Even better. This stamp set is perfect to add that extra sass to your PL layouts! Now if only my boss would let me use these to stamp office documents… I just processed your invoice, like a boss!

I hope you guys enjoyed, I can’t wait to show you my newest Project Life layout on my next post. Make sure to stay tuned!!!

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Link to HP Social Media Snapshots: http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/ink–toner—paper/hp-social-media-snapshots-removable-sticky-photo-paper-25-sht-4-x-5-in

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May ’15 Top 5

Hey guys! It’s the end of May, I feel like I just posted my Top 5 for April! Time is going by way too fast. I am now the parent of a sixth grader (whaaaaat?!).

I wanted to show you guys what I’ve been practicing. I’ve been working on collecting embroidery threads and other accessories. This is my first try at embroidery. I stamped the Love You Tons stamp set from Lawn Fawn with Mama Elephant’s Blush Pigment Ink Pad. I’m really going to try to practice some more and try different techniques.

Love You Tons

And now, on to the top 5!
May Top 5

1. Hero Arts Stylish Letter Upper Case Woodblock SetMay Fave 1

By now you know I love a good alphabet stamp set and I just happened to get this awesome set at such a good deal. I found it at Hobby Lobby for about $15 and then used my 40% off coupon. This is going to be perfect for future Project Life layouts. Plus, who doesn’t love old fashion wooden stamps?

2. Kellie Stamps
May Fave 2So number 2 is Kellie Stamps, period. Not just one stamp set, all of Kellie Stamps. I LOOOOVE all her sets and I can’t pick just one. I went on her online store and bought whatever she had in stock. These sets are fun and different and you can use them for cards, scrapbook or Project Life layouts. My favorite? If I must pick one I’d go with “Does BAE = Bacon and Eggs? Cause I love BAE”.May Fave 2a

3. Peerless Water ColorsMay Fave 3So I wanted to get in with the water coloring fad but I didn’t want to spend too much money (because I can’t even color with markers) and I read about Peerless Water Colors. The colors are so vibrant and I love how they come in sheets plus they are super affordable. I cut each sheet to a 1″ long by 2.5″ wide rectangle and glued them to a Strathmore watercolor book. I’m definitely looking forward to using these during the next The Daily Marker’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge starting tomorrow!May Fave 3aMay Fave 3b

4. We R Memory Keepers Fuse ToolMay Fave 4

So the fuse tool was all the rage this month and I can see why after playing with it. It is so easy to use and it’s just so cool! I made this little sequin pocket in no time!

5. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 CameraMay Fave 5I was so excited to get this camera! It’s been so long since I had an instant camera. It comes in many different colors and I chose yellow because of Lucky (our pet duck) and had I waited a couple of weeks, I would’ve ended up with a white one instead. I’ve been stingy with the roll of film because only 10 come in a roll, but I’m ready to start taking some pictures for some scrapbook layouts. Also, I bought this at Michael’s Craft Store and was able to use my 40% off coupon!!!

I hope you guys enjoyed this month’s Top 5! I have so much fun picking my favorite supplies each month and I can’t believe it’s already been five Top 5s!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Link to Kellie’s Stamps: http://kelliestamps.bigcartel.com/category/clear-stamps