Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Year's Card

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.  It sure came and went quickly this year.  Here is a quick card I made for New Year's
It's a regular sized card and the color of cardstock used is basic black, brushed mestallic silver, whisper white and the glitter silver paper.
I used the eyelet border punch and the Forever Young and Work Play stamp sets.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Catching up with Friends

What a fun time we had yesterday catching up with friends!  We make plans ever year to get together for lunch and exchange gifts, play games and just visit.   Most everyone lives and hour or more away anymore so we rarely get together.   The kids have all known each other since birth so they just get a kick out of the pictures we have taken year after year of them.  They are all getting so big!

These are the cute socks we gave to all the girls

Katie,Ashley,Shaelyn, Kelly, Amy, Brittanie,Erica and Shelby

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Swap

We were at the Ronald McDonald house this week stamping with the families for a wonderful night with them.  After, our group of Stampin Up! demonstrator's had a Christmas exchange and swap.  Here are a few things from the night. Sorry the pictures are so bad, the lighting  is so dark and dreary here today.  Where's the snow!  Also in the picture above, one of the ladies made these cute coffee cozies with our Stampin Up!  designer fabric.  It is just adorable!  I have more to share with you later as well.

Shari Taylor made these cute coffee cards for all of us ladies

Marsha Williams cards
One of the treats the kids made
One of the cards,  look familiar?!
one of the gift echanges

Here's one of the Christmas exchages

Thursday, December 15, 2011

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Decking the Halls, Walls and All!

Boy am I slow in getting into the holiday this year.  Is anyone else feeling like the days are passing quicker than you can blink an eye?!
I was able to get a few things out and decorate that last week,  here are just a few little things that I have been putting  out.  I love this advent calendar above, the girls love to check it everyday to see if there is a treat awaiting them.  You know how much I love vintagy things, it has that vibe to it as well as this little cute snowman. 

My girlfriend gave me this neat basket/vase holder so I put it to good use by putting some Christmas foliage in it and a cute little white winter bird.  I used quite a few birds throughout my decor this year.

This is a tray my Husband bought me last year and a cute pairs of resin skates.

I used a candle holder and filled it up with the vintage Christms vintage Shiney Bright ornaments.

And here is our tree.....

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Orange Cloves Decor and The Bellevue Botanical Gardens

I love making these orange and cloves for Christmas decor, not to mention the
yummy smell it makes throughout the house.  When I was little my Mom used to sit us  down  with oranges and cloves and we would decorate them to our hearts content.  We then wrapped them in a light tulle and tied them with ribbon to give to neighbors and family.  I love the smell!
Last night we went to visit our local beautiful Christmas lights at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens.  They just keep getting better and better every year.  If you are local these lights are a must and this week it is free to get in Dec. 12th, 13th and 14th.  HERE is the link for information on location and hours of operation.  It is stunning! 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Owl Punch Reindeer Candy Bar

Hi all! Phew I tell you I have barely been able to create,  tis the season! But here is a cute little reindeer I found at Sara's stampinspot.
I thought it would be fun to add to a candy bar.  I have a Kids' stamp class today and they will be making these.
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, White and Red Glitter paper, Soft Subtles polka dot bashful blue designer series paper
Accessories:  Owl Punch, 3/4' circle punch, large scallop circle punch, snowflake punch, eyes are ffrom the owl punch too.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Elf Candy Cane

Hello Stampers!  I have had many emails asking me how to make the Elf on a Candy Cane so here is the repost from a few years back.  You can now order the instructions on how to make him at the right side bar above the Santa Candy Cane instructions.  The picture below is what little elfie looks like packaged.  You will recieve the instructions and a visual picture of the pieces you need to make him.  The candy canes are the very large 12'inch ones that you can find at the Dollar Tree that sell for 2 for a $1.00.  What a deal!  The instructions are $5.00

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Top Note Snowman Treat

Tis the season  to get away from me!  Gosh I have baring been crafting Ladies! This little treat box is made with the Big Shot Top Note die.  You punch it out and score on each side in at 2 1/2 and fold in half.   Then decorate!
I have used Pretty In Pink cardstock, Bashful Blue and the Glitter Paper.   The circles punches make up the snowman sizes are 1 3/8', 1 1/4 and 1' stack them on top of each other.  I used the large snowflake punch in Chocolate Chip cardstock for the arms.  The carrot nose is cut freehand, and Stampin Write marker for the eyes in basic black.  Pretty In Pink
grosgrain ribbon

Inside it holds three Hershey's Chocolate nuggets just perfectly.  Cut your Designer Series Paper 1' x  3' to wrap around the candy.
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Little Elf

Isn't he the cutest little thing you've ever seen! 
The originator of Santa's little helper is Nancy Ferb,  I saw him and  just giggled and knew I had to make one.
This card is just a regular sized card.  The cardstock is Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Blushing Bride, Brushed Silver, Designer Series Basic Gray and Whisper White.
I used the Snowflake embossing folder for the background and Glimmer brads for his nose and pom pom on hat.
Here are the pieces you need to make the elf
The hat is the Ornament Punch upside down
The face is the Large Oval Punch
The ears are two petals from the 5 -Petal Punch
His body is half of the Decorative Label Punch
Cheeks are brushed on with Stampin Pastels (pretty in pink)
All items are Stampin Up and can be ordered and to you in 3 days!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Decorating with Epson Salt

So look what you can do with Epson salts!  I took mason jars and poured Espon Salts into them to make it look like snow!
Then......in the pictures towards the bottom of post I took a candle and brushed Modge Podge around the candle then rolled it into the Espon Salts and it looks very glittery.  I haven't decorated the candle anymore than the the Epson Salts and look how beautiful it looks!  The picture below is what the mason jar looks like up close with the "snow" in it.
Now run to Target and get some Epson Salts!  (or your cupboards!)

Here I just put the epson salts into a plastic container.  Brush on  the modge podge with a sponge brush and roll the candle right into the salts.  Let dry.   Below is how it looks dried.  I haven't even decorated it yet!  So pretty!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Merry And Bright

Merry and Bright card
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Soft Suede, Real REd, Baja Breeze
Stamp Sets:  Merry and type and Winter Post
Accessoires: Polka Dot Ribbon, Polka Dot Brad, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Blender Pens< Mini Oval Folder for the Big Shot

Sunday, November 27, 2011

It's Good to be a Hostess Promotion!

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

70th Celebration

It's been a full weekend of Thanksgiving and celebrations!  Not much time for creating, except memories. The most important kind.  We celebrated my Dad's 70th birthday at a local Winery.  It turned out to be an incrediable evening.
We had local wine, yummy catered food and my Daughter Shelby sang the song "Landslide" to all the guests during my Dad's slideshow presentation.   The picture above is our immediate family. 

Here are all my Sister's minus one, Dad and his Wife and my kiddos.

All the Grandkiddos so far......

My dearest Friend of 30 years Ceri
Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend with family and friends.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wishing Everyone A Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day brings to mind
the blessings in our lives
that usually go unnoticed:
a home that surrounds us
with comfort and protection;
delicious food, for pleasure
in both eating and sharing;
clothes to snuggle up in,
books and good entertainment
to expand our minds;
and freedom to worship our God.
Most of all we are thankful
for our family and friends,
those treasured people
who make our lives extra special.
You are part of that cherished group.
On Thanksgiving, (and every day)
I appreciate you!
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza Begins today!

Our Stampin Up!  online Extravaganza begins today! goes Nov-21 - 30th!
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You can save over 60% on these items! Online only!
Some items are for 24 hours only so be sure to get your order in!
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Beau Chateau Christmas Ornaments

Here are the Beau Chateau Ornaments that I promised to show you.  Aren't they just show stoppers!
You  are going to follow the same directions as the Vintage Newsprint Ornaments, I will post below for you.
If you don't have the Beau Chateau DSP paper then you can always you the Beau Chateau Fabric!  Yes!
this works with the Modge Podge great too. I added our Stampin Up Exclusive ribbons to decorate them with and the Beau Chateau Side Notes to adorn them and the Pearls.    Try to keep the images as close to what the paper looks like when you are teraring you pieces to attach to the glass balls.  


Take your DSP Newsprint and tear small pieces and set aside. Put 2 TBLS of modge podge in a bowl and add a teaspoon of water to dilute it. Take the pieces of DSP and drop into the bowl let sit for 2 minutes to let the paper soften. Take your ornaments and remove the cover at the top where you hang it and set aside. Your paper should now be soften start covering the ornaments with the pieces of DSP til it is totally covered. Take the Mica Snowflakes and cover the ornaments with them and let dry. I set the ornaments on top of a drinking glass to dry. To decorate choose matching ribbons,  I used the Pretty In Pink Satin Ribbon, Chatilly Lace, and Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon and silver cording.  Then add your Beau Chateau Side Notes or Rossettes and Pearls.    Drop me a comment and let me know what you think,  I love to get feedback!  xoxo