Thursday, November 29, 2007

Christmas Fudge

The Craft Bazzar was last night. Had a lot of fun "showing off" my card display & projects. I'd say the biggest "hit" of the evening was my Christmas Fudge!!! Here are a couple of pictures of the project. You never know what people will enjoy, although in my own "quirky way" I thought these were a lot of fun. People also enjoyed the Altered Clip Boards and playing with the Three For You Punch Box.

Here is the poem for the Christmas Fudge (I got this from to SCS is on my blog)
Also, gals, I know you have been peaking at my blog!!! I would love your comments, input, and requests! Have a Great Day!

A day or 2 ago,

I thought I'd make a treat,

For all my friends & relatives,

A tasty gift to eat!

My intentions were top notch

But my schedule would not budge.

hence here's this year's version of...

Homemade Christmas fudge!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Craft Bazzar Project

Busy, busy, busy is the word for the coming week!!!
But, yes, a fun kind of busy. On Wed. Nov. 28th from 3-8 p.m. join me for the St. Francis Xavier 2nd Annual Holiday Bazzar. It is located at 26th & Seneca, 1 block N. of Mitchell. There will be 30 craft booths with a wide array of crafts perfect for Holiday Gifts.
Even Santa will be there for the kids.
I will be selling Altered Clipboards decorated with Stampin' Up! designer paper, some currently available, some retired. Also selling Christmas, this is not your standard kind of fudge! I will post some pictures when I can. I will be selling some of my retired stamp sets...will post a list soon, and will have a free make & take (while supplies last) demonstrating the Three For You Punch Box. It is soooooo cute, what a great Christmas Gift! It includes everyting you need to create adorable projects except the cardstock & envelopes! It even comes in a decorative tin.
There is a lot going on at Stampin' Up right now!!! Don't forget to check out the 3 great promotions currently being offered, & the Holiday Mini Collection is only available until November 30th! The retiring stamp list is available in just 5 days... December 1st, and New Spring-Summer Collection begins January 1st! All this info is listed at under Specials & Promotions!
Have a great day!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Final Card in a Series of Season of Joy

Just wanted to share the last of the series of posts with the Season of Joy stamp set. The background cardstock is Basic Black, and uses Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, & Whisper White for accent colors. Same background stamping as previous posts. I also used the Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon & silver brads for accents. This card could be used for any occasion. I hope these 5 cards have given you some simple ideas for your holiday cards this year. This is a very versatile set which I will be using all year long!

Stampin' Up! has some great special offers from now until December 15th with their Wrapping Up the Holidays promotion!!! They even have the gorgeous Satin Ribbon from the Holiday Mini Catalog buy 1 get 1 FREE!!! It is a definite Must Have!!! There are also some fun items including Tins which could be decorated for mini-scrapbook albums or gift card holders. LOTS of fun ideas as well. Be sure to check out this new promotion at and look under Specials & Promotions! Until next time...happy stamping!

Friday, November 23, 2007

A Little More Christmas

Happy Friday, everyone!

This card sample is a simple layout...using Season of Joy background stamping. Sentiment is from the Perfect Presentation set. Card uses Wild Wasabi & Basic Black Cardstock.

This card uses the Christmas tree stamp from Perfect Presentations, background stamps from Season of Joy. Wild Wasabi ink & cardstock, Purely Pomegranate cardstock, Basic Black cardstock, Mat Pack, & Silver cord from the Holiday Mini.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Turkey with a Tan

LOL!!! Isn't this a hoot! I found this turkey on Misti's blog and just had to share. With some stratgically placed aluminum foil you can prepare your turkey with a tan.

Now back to some serious stamping's post is using the Season of Joy, Warm Words, & Wild about You. I love that little penguin!

This card also features the new Scallop Punch, & the 1 1/4 circle punch. Very simple card layout. Same colors as yesterday's post, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, & Basic Black.

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Have a great day!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Tis the Season

Hope everyone had a great week-end!
This is the 1st of 5 Christmas cards I will post this week. They all feature the Season of Joy stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog. The background (Whisper White) is stamped with Basic Black, Wild Wasabi & Purely Pomegranate. The top image is stamped with Wild Wasabi, removed the ink from the word Joy & re-inked with the blender pen using Purely Pomegranate. I used Dazzling Diamonds with my 2-way glue pen over the snowflake. (A little difficult to see in this picture). Framed the top image in Purely Pomegranate cardstock. Card base is Basic Black. Also used the White grosgrain ribbon. I love this color combo with the new In Colors! I'll be back tomorrow with more Christmas!!!

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Enjoy the Fall Colors

I hope you take time to enjoy our beautiful Fall colors! Have a safe, enjoyable week-end!

November Workshop Cards

These are the 2 workshop cards I have been demonstrating for November. The 1st card uses the Season of Joy stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog. Love this set! It is pre-die cut a great new feature for all stamp sets in the Holiday Mini catalog. It is stamped using Certainly Celery ink, then removed the ink from the word JOY and re-inked with Bordering Blue marker. Also used 2 way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds (although you cant see the glitter in this picture). It is a Z-fold. Base is 8 1/2 by 4 1/4. Fold in half, then fold half again towards the top! Used the new Silver Cord from the Holiday Mini catalog. This card also uses the WinterGreen Designer Paper! Don't forget to join in on the "Paper Party" at Stampin' Up. When you buy 3 designer paper packs, you get the 4th one FREE!!! This promo is good only until November 30th!!! Click on the Stampin' Up! link for info!
The 2nd card uses the Lovely as a Tree and Holidays & wishes stamp sets. I used Stampin' write markers to color the image, using More Mustard, Olive Green, & Chocolate Chip. To make the reflection, I stamped the image once on the Whisper White Cardstock and again on a piece of acetate. Flip over the acetate & line up image with the trees, & rub over the image. Sponging image with Soft Sky ink completes the artwork. Card base is Bravo Burgandy with Soft Sky. Ribbon is the new 5/8" Grosgrain added through small slit punch. This card could be used with many different sentiments, sympathy, man birthday, etc. All supplies Stampin' Up!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Christmas Joy!

This is one of the cards we made on Monday. It uses the Season of Joy stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog, the Dashing Designer Paper, & the Holidays & Wishes sentiment. Card base is Sahara Sand, cardstock & ink Real Red & Wild Wasabi! Grosgrain ribbon is Real Red. The Season of Joy is a great pick! It is so versatile...I will try to post more from this set. Have a happy Thursday!

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Simple Hand Made Box

On Monday, I went to the Senior Center to make crafts with the residents. Something I have been doing for over 1 year. Love working with them. After we finished our cards, we had extra time so they taught me something fun! I learned how to make a simple box. I revised their directions a little bit, and love the result. For my box I started with a 6" x 4" sheet of double sided designer paper. I used the Celery Designer Paper. On the 6" side divide it into fourths...score in 1/4 of measurements of your paper from each side. For 6" that was 1 1/2" from each side. Turn the paper to 4" side and score in 1" from each side (1/4 of the paper). You then make slits on the 6"side towards the center up to the fold mark. Do this on all 4 corners. You then fold up towards center of box, folding the long pieces 1st, and wraping the paper over the end on each side. Repeat for bottom of box. See the picture above for folding guide. For my box, I used Whisper White. I added the beautiful Chocolate ribbon for a bow, some gold cord, and the beautiful poem they shared with me. Once you learn to make a box, you can change any measurement to suit the box size you are looking for! Thank you April, and ladies for sharing your project with me! All supplies Stampin"Up!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

This is my version of the Reverse Masking Technique. I used my cutting system to make an oval, and used the negative image to create a mask for the card. I masked the whisper white cardstock, and chalked the outer edges. I stamped the leaves with versamark, and used the poppin pastels technique to pounce chalk over the images. I liked the soft look of the leaves.
Supplies: Whisper White cardstock, Autumn Fest & Holidays & Wishes stamps, Versamark, Stampin' Pastels, & Bravo Burgandy ink, & Mellow Moss grosgrain ribbon (although it looks much darker in this photo). All supplies are Stampin' Up!.

My New Blog!

I finally took the plunge into cyberspace! I have admired so many blogs and have been silently stalking my favorites. This is my attempt to share ideas with my customers and fellow stamping addicts! I have been a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since April, 2006. Although I have learned a great deal in 1 1/2 years, I have so much more to learn. I welcome your comments, and suggestions. Happy Stamping!