Sunday, October 31, 2010

So long Halloween, Hello Christmas!

Well, according to the ads in the Sunday paper, its time for Christmas! I kind of feel like that ever year too. I skip right over Thanksgivning. But, by the time December gets here, I am completly done with the holidays! LOL!

So, I've been listening to Christmas music and making Christmas cards this weeked! Merry Christmas... oh, I mean Happy Halloween.. ;-)



Stamps: Playful Pieces (Hostess Level 3), Got Treats
Ink and Paper: Jolly Holiday DSP, Regals DSP, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Whisper White Craft Ink
Other: Word Window Punch, Snoflake Extra Large Punch, Two Step Owl Punch, Big Shot, Tasteful Trims Die, Crimper, Basic Rhinestones, thread, Stampin' Dimensionals
These wonderful colors coem from the Color Throwdown and the sketch is from Margaret Moody at Paper Pal Arts!







Saturday, October 30, 2010

Two Post in one day!

Back with another card tonight! I wanted to squeeze this one in before the deadline!



Sketch from Card Patterns and colors from Stamp With Us!






Stamps: Jolly Bingo Bits, Word Play

Ink and Paper: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet and Sour DSP, Whisper White

Other: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Pumpkin Pie Striped Gross Grain Ribbon, thread


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Happy Halloween!

Well, I didn't find the camera card... Ugh! I'm so mad! Some really good pictures on there... Sigh... But, I did realize I still had one of the Halloween projects I was going to post (duh!) So, I retook the picture. The other one was the cutest, and I already gave it away! Boo Hoo...

Anyway, I love this one too! This little cutie is from Greeting Card Cuties. These kids remind me so much of my girls. I just love them! Scroll down to see one of them in her Halloweena costume!
Stamps: Wicked Fun, Greeting Card Cuties
Ink and paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Garden Green, Newsprint, Staz On Black, Concord Crush, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Nesties, Designer Brads, Blender Pen, Disyressing Tool

The colors came from the Color Q this week! Always love them!

One of my own Greeting Card Cuties got to dress up in her costume at school yesterday. She is Halloweena, a cross between a fairy, a witch and a princess. We just say she is a Halloween Pincess! LOL!
Today, my oldest Greeting Card Cutie is going to an awards ceremony for her Harry Potter Pumpkin! Her art teacher called yesterday to tell us she won another ribbon at the district level! Stay tuned for more shameless bragging from me tomorrow.. ;-)

Have a great Saturday!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Boo-Hoo!

I had two more really cute Halloween projects to show you today and tomorrow. However, while Daddy was "supervising" the baby earlier in the week, she broke into my office and stole the camera card right out of the computer. I have spent the last three days looking for it with no luck. Boo Hoo! And I saved the best two for last!! Not to mention all the pictures of the girls I have taken over the last month.Sigh....

Anyway, I will take today to remind you of my new class Got Gift Cards? This class is December 4 if you are in town, or I will mail it to you if you are not! Check it out HERE.

Also, I am very, very close to htting a new sales goal. So, if you need any Stampin Up' supplies and would like to help me out, please order them this weekend! I will send you one of my cards featured here in the last month if you do! :-) You can order HERE.

And, if your looking for used Stamps, check out my For Sale list HERE.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Stampin' Celebration

This week at Stampin' Celebration, we have a bright and cheery challenge for you! These colors are perfect for...well, pretty much anything!
I had a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to do. So, I went simple. Gotta love circle punches!
Stamps: Curly Cute
Ink and Paper: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Daffodile Delight Striped Gross Grain Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Basic Rhinestones 1 38", 1 1/4", Itty Bitty, and 1/2" circle punches

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Got Gift Cards?

Got gift cards??? I do! Yep, I give a lot of them! And, you can't just give a gift card rattling around inside a plain old card, can ya? Nope! You need an adorable, handmade gift card holder that says "I care enough to give you something you can use, but also enough to make it handmade! ;-) Right??? Well, I have planned a holiday class just for that!

What: Got Gift Cards Stamp Camp
When: Saturday, December 4, 2010 10 am- 12pm
Where: My House!
Cost: $15, or FREE with a $25 purchase the day of the event!



RSVP: Please confirm your place no later than Friday, November 26. Payment is required to hold your spot. If you decide to place a purchase the day of the class, you will receive $15 credit towards your purcahse of $25 or more!


*Prizes to anyone who:


Registers a Friend


Places an Order the day of Class


Books a Workshop

Don't live in town? No problem! Get the class To Go!
Cost:$20, plus $4 for shipping. All supplies will come with supplies pre cut, stamped and punched as well as directions for assembly.





Email me if you have any questions!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Gingham Holidays- FTL113 & CLCC 15

Happy Monday everybody! I need another day off! Traveling on the weekend makes for a very difficult Monday! LOL!

So, today I made another Christmas card. It's a little bit non traditional I think. It features the yummy gingham DSP from the pack called Build A Bear Workshops Pawsitively Prints 2. Its designed for the clothing on the little Build A Bear dies, but I think its perfect for regular card making because the prints are small. The ornament stamp is from Jolly Bingo Bits.
I did two different techniques as well. I did the rock and roll technique where you stamp onto a lighter color (So Saffron) and then roll the edges around in a darker color (More Mustard.)

I also took some of the Poppy Parade Ribbon and cut off one edge. I pulled it apart so that I had a bunch of thread. I used it like embroidery thread basically and made the little bow. So cute! And it matches perfectly! I love using thread to make tiny bows.


The sketch this week came from Clean and Simple, which I always love. The colors came from Create, Ink , which is a new favorite challenge blog of mine!






So, I've been working on my new class. I havent decided on a date quite yet, but it will feature Gift Card Holders. I don't know about you, but I give a ton of Gift Cards away. So, I need lots of these on hand! Here is a sneak Peak. And, like the previous class, this one will be available as a "to go" class if you live out of town! Stay tuned for details!





Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Crafty Week...

We have had such a busy week. The girls spent all week working on their pumpkins for our school's Pumpkin Patch (more on that below) and I spent the week getting read for stamp clus and a trip out of town. Wheew! So, sorry for the brief absence!

Today, I created a card for the Play Date Cafe's One Year Anniversary Challenge. The inspiration is below:

And, because I like to be effecient, I also used a sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and the inspiration challenge from Paper Pal Arts!



I used some beautiful DSP called Sweet and Sour. I love this paper!

Stamps: Curly Cute
Ink and Paper: Sweet and Sour DSP, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Other: Scallop Circle Punch, Designer Buttons, Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Big Shot, Nesties, Modern label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals


This week at our school, the Art teachers sponsers a Pumpkin Patch. The kids are to decorate a pumpkin to represtnt their favorite book character. Ellie, my 2nd grader, shose Harry Potter!
We saw some pumpkin dioramas online somewhere, and we thought it would be gun to do a Hogwarts scene. We worked together on this all week. Daddy cut the pumpkin (its fake) and then Ellie got to wrk. She painted the edges and the floor with acrylic paint. We cut some scrapbook paper up and she glued it in as wall paper.

Together, we worked with the Cricut. We pulled up images on the internet and used Paper Dolls cart to make the little characters to match them. It was a long and tedious job because these guys are pretty small. We ran to HL and bought some miniature things to put on the inside. Last, we made the banner!



My 3 year old's pumpkin had to be much simpler obviously. We chose to make a little fairy from this Angel Cat Sugar book. She painted and colored in the spots. It turned out pretty good too!




Thanks for stopping by! Today I am working on a new class I am planning. Stay tuned for details.. It should be fun!









Thursday, October 21, 2010

SCIC #25- Halloween Edition

Krystal has done it agin this week at Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge! I adore the pictures she chooses each week! These are such fun halloween colors! In fact, I did several projects last weekend using these colors! You will see them in the days to come...








Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Tiny Tags
Ink and Paper: Concord Crush, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Garden Green
Other: Pumpkin Pie Striped Gross Grain Ribbon, Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Rhonestones, Tiny Tag Punch, 1/2' circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, Scallop Border Punch, Itty Bitty Circle Punch, Crimper, Crystal Effects, Stickles (non SU)
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October Hostess Club

This month's Hostess Clubs will be Thanksgiving/Fall themed.

I found these great ceramic mini loaf pans at the local craft store for 1$! Too good to pass up! I used the From the Kitchen Of stamp set for these.


The pans came in a variety of fall colors. I made a bunch for all the girl's teachers as well! (Shh, don't tell, but I cheated and bought an awesome Pumpkin Break mix at Sams Club!!)



Next, is showcasing a fun technique. Stamping on candles! Its so fun! This is a complete CASE from Tanya Boser and she has a great tutorial on her blog!

Last is the test tube. I've been wanting to use these forever! I bought them HERE. I used the Got treats stamps set for the sentiment.
Reminders:
Today is the LAST day to register for TAGAPOLOOZA! Jump on board! Free class (to go if your out of town) with the purchase of the stamps and punch bundle.



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Handmade Holiday Promotion



Dates: October 19-December 16, 2010

Beginning today, you have the opportunity to purchase select products--perfect for Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts--at a 20 percent discount! See bundle information flyer by clicking right HERE.

Things to Remember:

•This offer is available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online). Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order. All online orders will receive a hand crafted card from me as a thank you.

•There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.

•You must use the bundle item codes provided. The 20 percent discount will not be applied if individual bundle item numbers are entered separately.


If you purchase a bundle through my websight HERE, I will send you a special gift! To see the offer more clearly, click the image below.




Please email me with any question!
Also, don't forget


Reminders:


Tagapolooza: Register by Wed night!
I still have some left!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fright Night!

I loved this stamp when I first saw it, and have had it for a long while. i have NEVER used it till now! So glad I squeezed it in before its too late! It is a single stamp that Stampin' Up sells and is only $7.95. Not a bad way to try out staming! If your interested in purchasing this or any stamp, you can always do so at my SU sight.
I used colors from the JUGS challenge and the sketch is from Card Patterns.











Stamp: Fright Night, Wicked Fun, Teeny Tiny Wishes


Ink and paper: Staz On Black, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Newsprint


Other: 1 1/4 Black Striped Grossgrain Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Distressing tool

Reminders:
Stampin' Up Clearance blitz: only a few more hours! Shop NOW!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Nightmare...

I have become rediculously reliant on the computer. That became oh too aparent when my daughter pushed my laptop off the coffee table yesterday! Ugh! So, I lost every thing... Waaaa! Its in the hospital now hopefully going to get a brain transplant...

So, I missed the deadline at CTD. Boo! And, I used a sketch from somehere for this card, but, yep, you guessed it, lost... Have no idea where it came from. If you recognize it, please let me know!

Stamps: Baroque Motiffes, Autumn Splender, A Word For You
Paper amd ink: Autumn Spice, So Saffron, Pear Pizzaz, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Other: Poppy Parade Ribbon, Scallop Border Punch, Stampin Dimensionals