Monday, October 31, 2011

FREE Big Shot Offer Extended! Yipee!

Stampin' Up! has extended the FREE Big Shot offer (or $100 in FREE product) through November 11th, YIPEEEE!!! So, you still have time to join my team. Contact me TODAY!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Last Day for the FREE Big Shot!

Don't forget tomorrow is the last day to get your FREE Big Shot,(or $100 of product) if you join my team. Contact me NOW!

Joy Banner!

Ever since I made my wreath with Medallions I just can't seem to stop. So one night when I was having trouble sleeping (which is normal for me), I got to thinking about another idea. I know this isn't a new idea, but using the Medallions in this banner is new to me.
My Cherry Cobbler medallions are 2 1/2" x 11 and you need 3 pieces (because they are so large). The Letters To Santa dsp is cut at, 1 3/4" x 12 and you need 2 pieces per medallion. I scored every 1/2" using my Simply Scored board (If you don't have one of these, you really, really need one). Before I did the folding, I used the scallop edge punch.
TIP: I think the key for having your medallions stick to anything is that you need to add a circle punch of some kind to the back, glued with hot glue. I always use hot glue, it just seems to work better for me. So that way when you glue the medallions to the ribbon, there is more surface to glue. Make sense?
I used the Bigz Alphabet Simple Letters for the "joy". Added some of the 1/2" Old Olive Scallop Dots Ribbon to each letter. I just tied a knot and hot glued it to the letters, less bulk and hot glued the letters to the medallions. I found the plastic ring in my sewing stuff for the ring at the top and just wrapped the ribbon around the ring and tied it off with Linen Thread.
Super simple!
Here is a close up of one of the medallions.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Rudolf from the Stocking Die.....Really!

Here is the other Stocking that I didn't show in my previous post. I changed a couple of things from my original Rudolf. His antlers are from the Snowflake die and his nose is made from the glitter paper instead of Cherry Cobbler card stock. I used my sewing machine to sew the two stockings together. I sandwiched in the toe from the stocking die for the ear. The nose is red glitter paper punched out with the 1 3/8" circle punch. The eye is a black & white, 1" circle punches, and the antlers I trimmed to 2 branches from the Snowflake die. I added one of the Stitched Felt pieces by his ear.
I found these Strawberry Twizzlers that are individually wrapped and slip very easily into the 1 x 8 skinny bags that we now have. Normally I would put the end that you glue down so your candy won't fall out up inside my Rudolf, but than you might damage him to get the candy out. So, I sealed the bag and put it at the other end. That way you can eat the candy and still have the decoration. I used mini glue dots on each side when I stuck the candy inside Rudolf.
Don't forget about the FREE Big Shot offer this month. You only a few days to "join my team" and get your FREE Big Shot, (or$100 is merchandise of your choice).

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Stocking Class!

This past week-end we had my "Stocking Class". A witches boot, Elf Boot and Rudolf. I first saw these on Fran Sabad's blog. I've seen many other versions since. So here is my take. I did change a few things for my class. We used the Modern Label Punch for the Witches boot. The Elf Boot we used the Silver Glitter paper instead of the Shimmer White card stock, also used the Modern Label Punch. For Rudolf I didn't like the antlers, so we used the Snowflake die, much better. Also Rudolf needed a Red Glitter nose.
Then, in class, a couple of them wanted to use the Spider Embossing Folder. LOVE IT!
I forgot to take a photo of Rudolf. I will add it later.

And the Winner is..........Drum Roll, Please!

Karen D. She has won a Simply Sent Kit, Birthday Bakery stamp set & Designer Fabric Sweet Brads. I can't thank you enough for the wonderful comments you all made for my 25 & Counting Frame. I've never had 41 comments for one blog post before.
I love all of the ideas Karen shared, but my favorite one, is for the kids to get parts of an ornament and at the end to make up the ornament together. Now my grandkids are 6, 5, & 2 1/2 years old, so that probably won't be too exciting to them, but I still might do something like that. The girl's (5 & 6) love to come up in my craft room to make cards and color. I think candy was one item that was mentioned by most of you. These boxes are pretty small, so I'm also thinking that I could put notes inside for a little something they have to find, a few of you mentioned that as well.
Karen, don't forget to contact me with your snail mail address so I can send out your goodies! Contact me at:
Many of you have asked where I purchased the frame. This is what I sent out to a couple of my Yahoo groups:
My frame came from Seaside Crafts, which is a bulk buy group that I belong to. They were only able to get a set amount of these frames, and have no more. I've heard thatyou could get them from JoAnn's, online but the shipping is horrible. I've had a couple of my customers look for them as well, with no luck. Theframes are made by Kaiser Craft in Australia. Their web site is: The number is SB2066/ Advent Calendar. The frame is made of MDF so its heavy and has to beput together. You will need to sand, paint and decorate.
I also received this email from Linda Carrelli: shows them as "unavailable expected soon" there is hope!!!
I will also be sharing my tutorial that I have written up for my customers. This is very basic, with no individual photos, (since if forgot to take photos while I was creating the scene), but you will get the general idea of what I did. This will be FREE to all! Give me a couple of days to catch up from the week-end and I will post.
Edited to add: Diane Scuito just emailed me to say she just got notification that these frames are now at JoAnn's for $20.29, reg. $28.99, the shipping is terrible.......

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Recycled Halloween Treat!

Can you guess what I used for the bag? Well, if you've ever gotten a box from Stampin' Up! you know they have this brown packing inside each box, thats what I used. Pretty clever, isn't it? Wish I could say it was my idea, not so much! Thanks to Monica Davis.
So all you do is tear a piece of the paper off and fold one end. You set the folded end just inside the cut lines on the Scallop Square die and run it through the Big Shot. Now, if you don't have a Big Shot (gasp), SU is having a sign up special this month. You can get one FREE! or $100 if FREE merchandise, how cool is that??? Ok, sort of got off now what you have is a folded piece with scallops on 3 edges. You will snail the two side edges and run them through your crimper, just the edges. You want the top to be open to put your treats in. Then I just decorated the bag with the Wicked Cool (my favorite Halloween stamp) stamp set and my markers, add your candy, and you are done!
Don't forget about the fabulous special this month. FREE Big Shot is you sign up this month. Contact me, I would love for you to join my team!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

25 and Counting Frame, Info

WOW! What a great response to my 25 & Counting Frame. I can't thank you enough for all of your kind words. A lot of you have asked where I got my frame, so I'm going to give you some details.
My frame came from Seaside Crafts, which is a bulk buy group that I belong to. They were only able to get a set amount of these frames, and have no more. I've heard that you could get them from JoAnn's, online but the shipping is horrible. I've had a couple of my customers look for them as well, with no luck. The frames are made by Kaiser Craft in Australia. Their web site is: The number is SB2066/ Advent Calendar. The frame is made of MDF so its heavy and has to be put together. You will need to sand, paint and decorate.
I have one spot open on Sunday, 9:30-5. Cost is $55 and will include the following:
1 package of Letters to Santa dsp
1 Tombow Glue
And all the other items to finish your frame, bells, card stock, etc.
Now, I know this an expensive class, the frame with the shipping is $23 (which from what everyone has told me is a very good price), plus you will have leftovers from your package of dsp and you won't use a whole bottle of glue.
Don't forget about the fabulous sign up offer Stampin' Up has to offer. Sign up in October and get a FREE Big Shot (or $100 in free product of your choice). Contact me now, lets talk!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

25 and Counting Frame, So much Fun!

I've been working on my "25 & Counting Class for a few days now. You know, a few minutes here, an hour there.....But I think I'm just about done. My class is Sunday, so excited. It will be an all day class, as the sanding and painting will take a couple of hours, then putting all of the boxes together and wrapping dsp around each one, along with the stamped image. The scene was so fun to do. The fireplace was cased from Jackie Topa, (I love all of her punch art), the tree I saw on Monica's blog, no directions, so I had to "wing it". The wreath is from our Stitched Felt Pieces in the Holiday Mini.
Love how it turned out! Now, what to put in the boxes for my grandkids.....hmmmmm? Any ideas? Leave me a message, I will have some blog candy for the winner! I will pick a winner on Saturday, October 22nd. Make sure you include your email address so I can get a hold of you.
Here is a close up of the center of the frame.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Jocelyn's 6th Birthday Card!

My Granddaughter's birthday was on the 1st & we celebrated at a Mexican Restaurant. This was the card I made for her. She turned 6. (How did that happen so fast?) So I was punching the "bow" for my packages, and you always get these little tear drop pieces and thought about using them for the inside of a little shaker package. I had just finished my snowman card with the shaker in his tummy. They are so much fun!
Here is what I used:
Patterned Party, Curly Cute stamp sets
Flirtatious Specialty dsp, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, & Wisteria Wonder card stock
1" square, Postage Stamp & Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punches (say that fast 3 times)
Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black, Classic Ink,
Rhinestones & Shaker Frames (in the Holiday Mini)
The waiters in the restaurant sang happy birthday to her and gave her the hat to wear.
This is my daughter and Jocelyn.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Boo Card!

Isn't this a clever card? I originally saw this card on Lynn's blog. I love how she used the Peek-a-boo die for the letter O. When you open the door, it looks like eyes. So this is my version. Almost the same as Lynn's. I used lower case b and the Spooky is different. We will be doing this card on Sunday for my SAS.
So here is what I used to make my card:
Pumpkin Pie card stock for the base
Basic Black & Whisper White card stock
Black Classic Ink
Wicked Cool stamp set (for the Spooky)
Spider Web Embossing Folder, Peek-a-boo die (in the Holiday mini)
Large Oval & Decorative Label punches

Quilt Show

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Ok, so the Quilt Fair is over. I had to take a couple of days to recoup. I had made up 2 gift baskets, one for the fair and one for a drawing I had. These are the tags. Seems I didn't take a photo of the gift basket........So I used the smaller tag from the Two Tags die, I stamped the Stampin' Up! logo on the bottom and then stamped the leaves from Gently Falling and cut them out and adhered them to the tag. On the back of the tag I stamped my info. I love how they turned out. The ribbon is retired, but since this was a gift, I felt it was ok to use.
Here is a close up of the tag.
Here is my card rack, and some samples I had out.
These items were for sale. I did sell all of my Santa's.
Looking at this photo, my booth seems way to crowded......Just never enough room to show everything.
Thanks to all my customers who came out to see me! You guys are the BEST!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Quilt Show Specials!

I've been super busy getting ready for the Delta Quilters Guild 2011 Quilt Show. I'd love to see you drop by my booth. We're at the Antioch Fairgrounds, 1201 West 10th Street, Antioch. I'm doing make n takes both days, I have samples of my upcoming classes with sign up sheets. I have a few items for sale as well. Plus, don't forget my "Fair Special".
Simply Scored
Spice Cake dsp
Spice Cake buttons
& make this wreath for FREE. I will provide the other materials you need to finish your wreath.
Simply Scored & learn how to make these ornaments. OR
Purchase the Big Shot & get the Snow Burst Embossing Folder for FREE, plus a class showing you how to use your Big Shot and we will make a 3-d project.
Don't forget all the specials going on now with Stampin' Up! You could get your Big Shot FREE if you sign up to be on my team!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Petite Pocket Coffee Treats!

I originally saw these on Sherry Robinson's blog and thought what a great idea. I'm getting ready to have a table at the Delta Quilters Guild this coming week-end and thought these would be such a great teacher, coach, co-worker or even for your neighbor gifts. Using the Petite Pocket Die makes them so easy to put together.
Here is what I used:
Petite Pocket Die
Morning Cup stamp set (works perfect for coffee or tea)
Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla card stock
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink
Large Oval, Decorative Label & Window Word Punches
1 1/4" Cherry Cobbler Stripped Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler/White Bakers Twine
Single Serving Coffee packets.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Get a FREE Big Shot!

Stampin' Up! has some AMAZING specials this month;
Free Big Shot Promotional Offer
Also, buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE stamp set!
Promotion Details: Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! Our Simply Sent Kits are the ideal choice for the beginning crafter. The card kits offer a variety of basic themes, so it's easy to create cards for any occasion. Buy any two of the following Simply Sent Kits:
Simply Sent Great Day
Simply Sent Everyday Elegance
Simply Sent Sweet Moments
And get a FREE coordinating stamp set:
It's Your Day
Es tu día (Spanish It's Your day)
C'est ta fête (French It's Your Day)
Everyday Wishes
You're Cherished
Chérissons les anges (French You're Cherished)
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