Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just want to thank all of you who visit my blog. I love sharing all of my projects with you!
Have a safe & Happy Thanksgiving!
Every year, for the past 28 years (or so) my two BEST friends and I get together and decorate Gingerbread Houses together. All of our kids have been been making one as well. We usually get together the week-end before Thanksgiving. So who ever is available is welcome to come and make their house with us. We start in the morning, break for lunch, then continue until we are finished. Its a fun filled day, laughing, eating candy, and catching up. I'm really excited that my grandkids are now making their own houses now too. We have soooooo much candy, its not funny. I will share more photos tomorrow.
Jocelyn's & Gianna's House.
This is Anthony. He didn't understand that the candy was to be put on the house, not in his mouth. So he ate more than he decorated........
Below are my two granddaughters, Gianna & Jocelyn. Jocelyn was happy as long as she had her own frosting in a decorating bag. Take away that bag, and we would get a pouty face....
Here is all of us, except my daughter who is taking the photo. Do you think we have enough CANDY???

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza!

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Turkey!

When I saw this turkey on Flowerbug's Inkspot, I knew I had to make one. She has a great tutorial on her blog, you use the Owl Punch and the Simple Scored board to make him. I used the Just Add Cake dsp, but otherwise, its the same. He is pretty cute, if I don't say so, myself......

Online Extravaganza!

Online Extravaganza, our annual sale to kick off the holiday shopping season, will begin Monday, November 21, 2011, and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011. This promotion is perfect for online orders during an especially busy time of year.

Log on to my Online Store on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of great savings, like FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics, and 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle!

In addition, there will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT])-so make sure you check back for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza!

More detailed information will post on the 21st. You don't want to miss out!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Folded Fabric Ornament Kit is Here!

All payments must be made via PayPal. Kits are for sale to US addresses only. Instructions/tutorials will be emailed to any email address in the world. If you have not received your emailed tutorial within 48 hours of payment, please email me. Sometimes my emails don't get through with the attachments. My 6 page tutorial with 20 photos isavailable via email for only $4.95. OR, you may purchase the kit with precut fabric (of yourchoice) mailed to you, including the emailed tutorial for $15 + $2 shipping.See below for kit contents. You will have a choice of: Holly Berry, Spice Cake, Candy Cane Christmas, Deck the Halls, Timeless Portrait or Flirtatious Fabric.
The Kit includes the following supplies to make the ornament:
Fabric of your choice, cut 2- Scallop Trim pieces, for the center 2 bows 1 10" ribbon for hanger 2 brads Package of 3/4" Applique Pins 2 Thin Rubber Bands
Supplies you will need to complete the ornament:
3" Styrofoam Ball (white not green). You can get these at any craft store. (I was going to include the ball, but because of shipping, I decided not to.) A cup to set your ball in as you work. A small ruler Measuring tape
US orders only for the Kit. Kits will be mailed USPS 1st class mail in a bubble mailer within approximately 7-10 days after payment is received. Tutorial will be emailed within 24-36 hours of purchase.
If you have not heard from me within 36 hours of your tutorial or kit purchase, please email me with your email address. Sometimes emailed files get lost in cyberspace or go into a spam box.
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Folded Fabric Ornament
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stamp Club Projects!

We made this Thanksgiving Treat Box and cards this month in my Stamp Club. The Girl's wanted to learn how to color using re-inkers. The Autumn Splendor is the perfect stamp set for this. First you emboss your leaf images on Water Color paper or Confetti Card Stock. I used gold for the Treat Box, and Confetti Card Stock. Then you take a couple of drops of re-inkers in Pool Party, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie & Pear Pizzazz & your Aqua Painter. You "paint" your leaves in all the different colors and its ok to go out of the lines as you will be cutting out your leaves. Cut them out after they dry, and you can use your heat tool to speed the process. Dry from the back, so you don't damage the image on the front. Cut them out and you are ready to put them on your button and medallion.
For the first card I used Block H & inked it up in Pumpkin Pie and stamped twice onto the Confetti Card Stock. This time I embossed with our new Pewter Embossing Powder (in the holiday mini). Love this color. Colored them like the leaves on the Treat Box and cut them out. Added them to my card with dimensionals. Stamped the Happy Thanksgiving from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched out with the Medium Oval Punch and the Scalloped Oval Punch in Pumpkin Pie. Added my Linen Thread. Done!
Or they could make this one using Block C. Stamped with More Mustard.
This one we stamped with Versamark and used our Pastels in all of the above colors. I seem to always use this technique when I'm doing a sympathy card. Using your sponge dauber, you just add color where you want it in a swirling motion. Easy Peasy! I added the Pumpkin Pie 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, and stamped the Give Thanks from It's a Wrap, Holiday stamp set, sponged the leaves and cut it out and used some Linen Thread to attach it to the ribbon.
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Spice Cake Wreath Class! So Much Fun!

Saturday I had my Wreath Class. This was my Fair Special, free class with product purchase. I had 5 people take advantage of the class. So this is my wreath.
Now check out Patty with her wreath. Here is a close up of her wreath. I love how she did the center of her medallions. Did you know that the 1 1/4" circle punch fits right inside the BIG Spice Cake buttons? Plus she die cut a bunch of flowers in the Spice Cake dsp. Added a few brads, some leaves from Gently Falling and her butterflies. Patty is the only one who totally finished up her wreath. The other gals had their medallions mostly done, but needed to glue them to their wreath bases. We used wire floral wreath bases from Joann's. I think they are $2.49 each.
Here is the rest of the gals in my class, Patty, Susan, Joy & Tammy.
And here is the beautiful mess we had. Seems like you never have enough room, no matter how much room you have to start with.......
Thanks Ladies for such a great afternoon! Did I mention? Patty is my upline and she came to MY class. She is such a great mentor to me! (and many others).

Friday, November 4, 2011

Holiday Treat Houses

We made these cute Treat Boxes at one of my classes this past week-end. The roof on one side opens up so you can add your treats. The Treat Houses idea came from Donna Griffith at convention.
The Halloween box is cut from Basic Black card stock. I added a 2 1/2" strip of Frightful Sight dsp around the entire box. The cauldron is made by using the 2 1/2" circle punch and then taking a bit out of it. The legs are the Window Word Punch. Then we stamped the hat, witches feet and spider web from Cool Wicked. My favorite Halloween stamp set. The rick rack is Pumpkin Pie & Rich Razzleberry card stock and cut out with the Tasteful Trim die.
The Thanksgiving box is cut from Soft Suede card stock. I added a strip of Spice Cake fabric torn, brought the fabric up through the holes in the Spice Cake Buttons. Its tight, but you can do it. Otherwise it would have been too bulky to add the button. I used It's a Wrap Holiday for the Give Thanks & Gently Falling stamp set for the leaves. Cut them all all out and added to the box. Again I used the Tasteful Trim to cut out the scallops at the bottom in Pool Party.
For the Christmas house I cut the box out of Crumb Cake card stock and added a 2 1/2" strip of dsp from Frostwood Lodge. Under the medallion is a doily from the Pennant Die cut out with the Silver Glitter Paper. In the eves are the Holly leaves from the Stitched Felt pieces in the Holiday mini. Those are trimmed with the mini jingle bells.