Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ho Ho Ho

Good afternoon! Today I have another treat box/gift bag featuring the man himself, Santa! Isn't this adorable, I got this idea from the same person as the last post. This uses the Tasteful Trim die which I bought not really knowing what I wanted to do with it. His mustache is the bird wing from the bird punch and his eyes and nose are made with brads.

Don't forget that today is the last day to sign up as a demonstrator for HALF PRICE.  Just so you know if you aren't sure you want to be a demonstrator, you could sign up for 3 months and get all the benefits while you make up your mind. You still keep all the items in the kit plus you will enjoy at least 20% off any purchases during the 3 months. To remain active you only have to spend $300.00 over a 3 month period! I spend that much just by myself easy. You would also get to pre-order from the Occasions Mini and Sale a Bration starting tomorrow! Let me know if you are interested.
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Monday, November 29, 2010

...And Two Eyes Made of Coal

Happy Monday, hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving weekend. We had all the kids here and it was wonderful! I had a craft show on Saturday and met up with some old friends, made new friends and had a very enjoyable day. This little snowman treat box/gift box was a hit, in fact I had someone tell me my booth was the Best of Show. That me me feel good! I forgot to take my camera along so I can't show you a picture but it did look pretty good. I saw this snowman here and had to make him. I think the ribbon scarf and the button earmuffs are what makes him so cute.  I used the Fancy Favor die and various punches.  Thanks for stopping by!
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Yummy Cupcakes

Good morning! Have you stated your Thanksgiving cooking, I baked a ham yesterday and will thaw my turkeys today. I love holidays especially ones that involve eating with the whole family here. Today I have a cupcake to share with you but it isn't edible! I made this cutie using the Perfect Setting
die which is on sale right now at 40% off, just click on the Holiday Spectacular icon on my side bar to get all the details.  The icing is made from the 1 1/4 in striped grosgrain ribbon and the red polka dot grosgrain.  The button or cherry on top is from the Deck the Halls button collection.  This little cupcake is not only pretty to look at but it is functional as well, the top comes off and inside I made a bottom for it and added a cupcake liner so now it can be a treat holder or a gift box for jewelry or other small items.  These little cupcakes were given out to all the Founder's Circle achievers by SU this year and there are several tutorials around , some free and some you have to pay for.  Mine is just a combo of several I have seen.

For all my online customers, if you place an order during the Holiday Spectacular promotion please do so through the Shop Now button here on my blog in order to get the best pricing.  If you have questions, email me at dls8383@gmail.com.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Vintage Tags

Good evening, it has been a long day with lots going on, I think I got it all done. At my craft show a couple weeks ago I had some vintage tags for sale and the person who bought them ordered 30 more and I am happy to say they are done and will be shipped tomorrow! Here is a sample of one of them, I had many designs since I used a lot of my scraps from the Deck the Halls DSP and some retired rub-ons. I cut them with the Two Tags die and cut a layer of card stock and a layer of DSP.  I love how they turned out and will try to show get a photo of some of the others before I mail them off tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Gift

Today I want to share the best gift I have ever received, my beautiful girls! God sent them to us at the most perfect time in our life, when we could enjoy them the most. They keep me so busy and sometimes I get so tired I think I can't make it through the day but then God gives me the strength.  These photos are from a GREAT photographer, Tonya Conn, her business is called Connart and she does photography of all types but we always have a session in the Fall at her farm in Hardin County when the leaves at their peak.  As you can see, she does really good work.

 This is probably the only one out of 150 shots that Sadie isn't smiling, she is a happy girl all the time and has a big smile on her face to prove it!

Dalton is really enjoying this photo session!

 Look at all the dirt on his pants, he liked rolling in the leaves a whole better than sitting still for a picture!

 Shelby is growing up way too fast, she has a semi-formal dance next week and we found her a beautiful dress.  I sometimes wish I could hold them at this age for a little longer.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Merry Crittermas

I am running a bit late today! The inspiration for my card came from this card by Lynn Weiss. The little critters from Merry Crittermas make me smile! The colors for this card are Certainly Celery and Marina Mist. Thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, November 15, 2010


Good Monday morning! Have I told you how much I love the Deck the Halls DSP:) I don't usually go for the papers with big bold images but this is for sure an exception. The hardest part is that I want to use both sides plus add in several designs on each card. This photo doesn't do this one justice(my photo is a little grainy for some reason), it is very pretty IRL. I used Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke card stock, Deck the Halls DSP, and the only stamping is the tag from Tiny Tags. The Cherry Cobbler seam binding is the finishing touch. Hope you like it!
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Teacher Gifts

Good morning! I had a few minutes yesterday to stamp so I started on some teacher gifts. I have seen several varieties of this project around but mine has a little twist, the back side is cork board. I used the chalk board sheets from Decor Elements and cut it down to fit my easel which is made from chip board. The background paper is actually part of practice writing tablet I bought for Sadie. Sadie assures me Mrs. Fromm will love this and was happy that we got the #7 on because she is 7 years old!  Hope your weekend is WONDERFUL!
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Boxes, Bags, and Such

Happy Friday!  Today I have a cute little treat container designed by Becky Roberts. This is one of the projects we will make at my next class which will be on November 19, 20, and 22nd.  We will make two other projects which I will be showing you soon.  I am not offering this as a kit this time but if you live close by you are welcome to come any of the dates listed, just contact me to RSVP and I will give you the rest of the details. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Deck the Halls

Good Wednesday morning! Sorry my photo appears a bit washed out but I photographed it late last night and this was the best I could get. I love Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke together and this Deck the Halls  DSP is beautiful, you can use it alone and not even add a stamp which is what I did here. I added a sentiment from All Holidays, a little sponging with Crumb Cake, and a ribbon from seam binding and it was done. Quick and easy is my new motto!
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jolly Holiday

Hope you have had a good day!  Our weather was wonderful today so Dalton and I played outside for a couple hours which made him tired so he napped and I stamped.  I made another Christmas card using the Jolly Holiday DSP, don't you just love this paper!  This is a CAS card using the ornament from Tags til Christmas, a few jewels, and Old Olive taffeta ribbon.  Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Craft Show

Good Afternoon! I don't have a photo of a project to share but thought I would show you what I have been up to. I had a craft show over the weekend and it was wonderful. I met so many new people who are interested in Stampin' Up, I also sold a ton of things. My little snowmen and reindeer aren't in jail, they are just in a wire basket on my display.  My Sadie asked me why  they  were in jail:)  Actually they went home with some very nice people. I am spending today catching up on laundry and putting everything back in my craft room but will see you tomorrow with a project. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Morning Without Coffee

Good morning! I know three days in a row for posting, hard to believe but I have been staying up later and getting up earlier so I can squeeze in a few minutes each day to stamp. My card today uses the stamp set Morning Cup with Love Letter DSP and Basic Black card stock. I used copics to color with and got a stray mark about half way through coloring so decided to try save it by flicking some more ink on randomly.  I am not a coffee drinker but this set reminded me so much of my Mom, she had a coffee pot on from the time she woke up until she went to bed. She used to get together with my aunt and our neighbor for a "coffee klatch" almost every day and I used to sit at the table with them and listen as they talked and laughed together. That is one of my fondest memories of her because she was so happy during those times. She got cancer at age 38 and died when she was only 43. Toward the end she was unable to eat or drink but I used to dip the glycerin swabs in coffee and moisten her mouth with them. Thanks for stopping by, have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Good evening! Busy, busy day...Shelby broke her finger in a basketball game so we had to go to the doctor for x-rays and on Thursday we see an Orthopedic doctor since the fracture is in the growth plate. It's always something with kids, my calendar was full already but it just got fuller(is that a word,lol).

Since I had some scraps of the DSP I used to make the candle still out, I decided to make a card to go with the candle.  This was a quick and easy card but I like it.  Thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Thanksgiving Wishes

Good Monday Morning! It's so hard to believe that November is here already, I guess time flies when you are having fun. We had a fun weekend here with Trunk or Treating and the girls birthday parties. My girls would rather pass out the candy than go out themselves so we did Trunk or Treat with our church on Saturday and then yesterday they had a skating party together.

Since it is Nov 1, that means it is time for the Paper Cubed Blog challenge and this month we were to use a candle. I always let Sadie and Shelby decorate the table for Thanksgiving so we made a leaf garland for the backs of the chairs using the Leaf die and then ran the leaves through the Big Shot again with the Square Lattice embossing folder. The candle wrapper is just some Really Rust card stock and Autumn Spice DSP. I stamped the tag with a sentiment from the set Seasonal Sentiments and used some rope twine which is retired to tie it on.  Make sure you visit the Paper Cubed Blog to check out the wonderful creations from the rest of the team.
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