Friday, September 30, 2011

And the Winner is.... will have to wait a little longer, just until the end of this post though!  I have  finally got my computer back and I am so thrilled that it could be fixed instead of having to be replaced.  I have been so frustrated at the person repairing it though, he is the rudest man I have ever met, he had me in tears today after I had to deal with him twice.  But anyway, all is good now.  I am so blessed to have all you, my readers, in my life. Your comments, emails, and well wishes have been been worth the unpleasantness. I have been super busy creating cards and a few home decor items and favors  which I will show you over the next few days.

Today's project is a Christmas Tree made from a styrofoam cone.  I used Newsprint and Love Letter DSP(both retired) which I cut into strips, formed loops and straight pinned to the cone.  On top is a jingle bell and some Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon.  It was a little time consuming but I really like how it turned out.

Ok, the moment we have been waiting for.....the winner of the blog candy is....Angie Hagan!  I will get your package in the mail on Monday, Angie.  Also, let me know what to order for you with the $25.00 SU gift certificate.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Blog Candy Extended

  I am sorry to say that I still have no computer(:  I called the repairman again this morning and he very rudely told me that he would call me" IF" he got it fixed.  It doesn't look  promising.  I am going to give him until Wednesday and then I guess I will have to buy a new one.  So,  I am also extending the Blog Candy until Wednesday.  I have all the names written and cut out and the basket is ready for the drawing but I will add any additional ones from comments or orders over the next two days....and to make it even better I have added a gift certificate in the amount of $25.00 from Stampin' Up to the loot.  This whole ordeal has been very frustrating to say the least  Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Computer Problems

Good afternoon!  It has not been a good week so far for me, I started my computer up Monday morning and checked my email and then got started working on a custom order.  I decided to take a break after a couple hours and noticed my computer was turned off, but after about an hour of trying to get it to come back on I realized it was something I couldn't fix.  It is now in the shop being repaired, and of course the guy working on it says it may be several days before he can get to it.

The blog candy is growing every day but unfortunately I can't show it to you.  So....just continue to leave comments and place orders...I promise it will be worth the wait.  Thanks in advance for your patience.

ps.  Cynthia, I did get your order placed before my computer went down, thanks so much!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

a little batty

Good Sunday evening!  I have had a wonderful weekend, spending time with my church family today at a picnic and yesterday at our Flea Market as well as time with my own family.  My son, Chad, has been home this weekend so I have made home cooked meals for him as he lives alone and really appreciates a "Mom" cooked meal. 

Today I have a bat that I made like the one Shellie demonstrated at some of the recent Regional events.  I haven't been to any of these events and am not sure if my bat is just like hers but I did see a photo and just went from that to make mine.  I used the Petal Cone die, the Pennant die and a 1 inch circle punch as well as the Spider Web embossing folder.  I think it is adorable and of course it sold out first thing at my craft show so I will have to get busy making more.

Blog about all the materials to make your own will receive everything needed to make one bat!  Don't forget to comment or order to get your name in the drawing.  Check out all the details here and then check out all the posts that follow to see exactly what all you will get.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Halloween

 Good Friday afternoon~!  I am way behind on adding to my blog candy so today I have three items.  The Baja Blue ribbon is retired and has about 6 inches used from it but that still leaves over nine yards, the green ribbon is not SU but would be great for Christmas projects, and the stamp set is called Afterthoughts and is a hostess set.  To see the original post about the blog candy and how to win click here.

I have busy making projects to sell at a flea market for our church as a Mission Project.  It is Saturday Sept. 17th in the parking lot across from First Baptist Church if you live locally and would like to check it out.  I have always done well with these little treat boxes so I made a few of them, these two plus a cute little witch.  The box is made using the Fancy Favor die and then I just add a handle.  I used mostly retired DSP.

And now for another purse made by my friend Christine.  I just love this fabric, Autumn Paisely Tapestry, it measures 16 x 11 1/2 inches and the price is only $55.00.  If you are interested in purchasing it, you can contact me at .

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More Blog Candy

Good afternoon!  I have been busy as a bee creating cards this morning, 17 in all!  But, I can't show them to you because I haven't photographed them yet and  15 of them were thank you cards for the ladies who have made purchases this month so far so I want to mail them before I show you.  I do have a project though, the stocking we made at Big Shot Class.  I used Cherry Cobbler card stock and the DSP is from the Frostwood Lodge in the Holiday Mini.  I used the Stocking Accents die to cut the felt holly and berries. 

The blog candy addition for today is all the materials to make 3 of these stockings!  You will get everyhing cut and you will just have to stamp it and put it together.  For info on how to win the blog cand see this post here.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Spice Cake Candy

Good Monday afternoon!  Today I have one of the projects we made at my Big Shot class last week.  This week highlighted fabric so we made this gorgeous flower to go on top of a gift box.  The box is from the Kraft Gift Boxes in the Holiday Mini, you get 4 for $2.95.  I used Spice Cake fabric and DSP.  To make the flower I used the Fun Flowers and the Blossom party dies and cut fabric, batting and burlap layers.  I added a brad to the center to hold it together and then a hat pin from the retired Pretties Kit.

And guess what,  this is also the blog candy for today!  You will get it unassembled of course but it is easy peasy to make.  To find out the details about the blog candy check out this post.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I Dig You

Good Saturday afternoon!  Today I have a project I cased from the catalog, I knew I had to make this the first time I saw it.  My sweet Dalton loves anything with wheels especially ""BIG TRUCKS" and has the cutest way of saying big truck in a very deep voice every time he sees one pass by.   I used Timeless Type alphabet dies to cut the letters out in Pool Party, Coral Calypso, Lucky Limeade, and Daffodil Delight.  I can't wait to give it to him.
 I am going to be showing you some purses made by my friend Chris through out the rest of the month.  These are for sale and you can contact me if you are interested in purchasing one.  If you need to have it shipped there will be shipping cost and also sales tax will be added.  This purse is $25.00.  It measures approximately 9x9 inches and has a shoulder length strap with zipper top opening and pockets on the inside.

And now let's add something to the blog candy !!  Today I have an altered clear stamp case.  It has a note pad, small gel pen, and sticky notes inside. I love these since I am forever digging through my purse for something to write on and to write with and these keep it all together.  Don't forget to leave a comment, check the previous post for all the details on the Blog Candy.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Blog Candy

Good morning~!  It seems I never have time to blog anymore, I have more than doubled the number of classes I offer as well as trying to keep up with my husband's growing business and the kids, it seems like my day is gone and I haven't been on the computer at all.  So....since I am such a bad about some blog candy!!!  I have a birthday this month so each day I will add something to the stash until my birthday arrives on September 26 at which time I will draw a winner.  The way to get your name in the drawing is... 

  • comments  (only once daily please)
  • purchases  (for every $25.00 in SU spent with me you get your name in once-starting Sept 1)
  • purchases from Christines Originals  (for every $25 spent you get your name in once)
Here is the first thing added to the loot.  Check out this cute handmade handbag by my friend Christine.  Her work is impeccable an the materials used are very high quality.  She has donated the cute Halloween bag which is valued at $25.00 to get us started.  It has a long shoulder strap as you can see on the lovely Sadie but you could also tie a knot in it to shorten it if you wanted.  It has a zipper top and is fully lined with pockets as well.

Make sure you leave a comment today and check back tomorrow to see what has been added.  I will add something every day until September 26!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Christmas Lodge

Happy Labor Day!  I have had a wonderful weekend, lots of family time.  We went to the State Fair on Saturday which is always fun and then yesterday a friend came all the way from Champagne, IL to stamp with me.  We made 3 cards and chatted about a little bit of everything.  It was a very relaxing and much needed break for me, thanks Debbie!  This is one of the cards we made which is really much prettier IRL.  The stamp set is from the Holiday mini and is called Christmas Lodge.  We stamped it in Always Artichoke ink and then sprayed it with Smooch Spritz and it looks very snowy although you can't tell it from the photo.  The DP is retired(I so wish it was still available, it was my favorite last year).  We added an embossed layer of Cherry Cobbler and a little Cherry Cobbler seam binding.  Thanks for stopping by!