Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Birch Wood Ornaments

My Hubs and I were cutting back branches on our property which happened to be Birch trees (my fav!),  we brought them in and I had he and Shae cut them into disks for ornament making!  They drilled tiny 1/8" holes in the tops so I could hang them.
 Here's what I came up with.   I really wished  at the time I had a wood burning kit.  But then went into my studio and found that our Soft Suede classic ink pad worked just fine!   The wood was still somewhat damp so when I stamped on it, it gives that feathered look of wood burning.   Aren't they awesome!  The top one I added an acorn to.  More below.......

This ones ready for the Christmas tree or gift packaging...

You can see up close how much it looks like wood burning

This one is ready to take to a hostess for Thanksgiving

I thought it would be fun to add one to a bottle of wine for Thanksgiving,  I wrapped our Burlap ribbon  at the top then stamped the turkey and gratitude from the Harvest of Thanks set right onto some very vanilla cardstock then glued it to the birch disk.  I added some crystal effects to the turkey then tied it to the bottle.

Products Used;
Cardstock- very vanilla
Ink- Classic Soft Suede
Accessories- Real Birch branches, linen thread, Taffeta Ribbon in Real Red, Basic Rhinestones, Burlap Ribbon 
Stamp Sets- Harvest of Thanks - w- #131736 or c- #131739
Truly Grateful- w- #131730 or c- #131733

Monday, October 28, 2013

Santa's List

Santa's List, our new vintage santa set. Love it!
I used the new Decorative Window Gift Boxes.  I created the rosette on top to look like santa's belly with belt.  When you open the box there are (4) gift tags inside just simply stamped with santa's belt at the bottom.  The new Silver ribbon it tied at the top of each tag for you to attach to any gift.

You can see how santa's belly sticks out.  The belt is made by using the two punches- Petite Curly Punch and the Little Labels punch for the center.  

Products Used:
Cardstock- Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red,
 Silver Glimmer paper
Stamp Sets:  Santa'a List - wood #131808 or clear #131811, Oh Goodie! wood- 131886 or clear #131889
Accessories- Decorative Window Gift Boxes # 132146 for $4.95, Curly Label Punch, Silver Ribbon -#132137 for $4.95

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Prince of Peace Clear-Mount Stamp Set
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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Halloween Vintage Owl

I held a class friday night and these are the cuties we made! They are a take on last years Vintage Crows we made. I found the sparkled pumpkins at Walmart for .99 cents and the Owl at the Dollar Tree. We hot glued the pumpkins together, then stuck the owl right into the styrofoam pumpkins.  To decorate I used our Stampin Up!  Witches Brew paper, silver glimmer brads and retired silver tinsel and a black pom pom on top of hat.
   They are just too cute!

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Harvest of Thanks

A harvest of thanks today! Let me please welcome 6! new members of the Thoughts That Stick team as well as the Stampin Up! family!  wooo hoooo!  drum roll please........
Shelly, Nadene, Laura, Rachel, Kate and Korey!  So excited and thankful to have you join me!  Welcome!

Products Used:
Cardstock- chocolate chip, summer starfruit, brights designer papers, very vanilla
Ink- chocolate chip, crumb cake
Stamp Set-  Harvest of Thanks  wood-#131736 for $20.95 or clear #131739 for $15.95

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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It was a fun weekend visit with my daughter Shelby, who came home for a few short days.  We had such a relaxing time cooking, baking and a visit to the pumpkin farm.

the cute pumpkins the kids carved.....

Miss her already......sniff sniff

Shelby and Joey

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Halloween Lollipops

My friday night Mom and Me class was so much fun!  I always have treats and things ready for the kidlets to eat.  These little lollipops I purchased at Target (30 in a bag).  I stamped little images from the Halloween Hello stamp set.  
Use our Stampin White chalk marker to write on the front of your tins or jars.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Undefined--Stamp Carving Kit

Undefined!  This is a fun new product we are offering, and you don't even need the talent to use it!  I have posted a video below so you can see how easy it is to make your OWN stamps!  Mine is pretty darn easy to replicate.  Just draw and cut a triangle out to make this pumpkin face!  So, the undefined kit comes with everything you need to make your stamps.  The rubber, mounting tape, blocks of wood and the carver.  I used our new Tag a Bag gift bags to stamp the pumpkin face on.
Your already carving pumpkins right now, so why not carve some stamps!!!

Products Used:
Undefined Carve Kit-  #133402 -$19.95
Tag a Bag Gift Bags #131370 for $3.95 (10 bags)
Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon # 119253 for $5.95

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween Kit Redo

The Spooky Halloween Banner class has been a hit! Since I had a few kits left I thought I would make a canvas picture with the few pieces I used.   This is a 8 x 10" canvas that I painted the edges black then added our Witches Brew paper to the front then just started layering the different pieces that I like so much.
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A pic of my youngest lovely and I enjoying the fall day....

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Grateful Bag

How about some little Thanksgiving bags?  they can be made and used for you table setting, teachers treats, gift giving.....

Products Used:
Inks:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Chocolate chip
Stamp Set- Truly Grateful

Accessories:  Antique Brads, Tag a Bag Gift Bags,Burlap Ribbon

I folded and wrapped the burlap ribbon around the opening of the bag and closed it off with the brad.

We cut some of our Birch tree branches down today.  Shaelyn has been taking woodshop at Jr. High and decided to surprise me with her ability to create something.  Well,  her something is amazing!
She and her Dad drilled out the center and put the tealight in the center.  Isn't is fabulous!

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Friday, October 11, 2013


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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thanksgiving Table Treats

I love to have a treat ready at the table on Thanksgiving day.  I usually have something that I set in the center of the plate or charger.  I re-purposed an empty toilet paper roll here.  I used our beautiful new Birch paper- (it comes in the Thankful Tablescape kit), wrapped it around the roll, then took the orange strips of pre-cut paper and punched with the scallop punch and wrapped that over the roll.   I filled each birch branch with autumn foil wrapped hershey kisses.   Then take a 4 x 6 cello bag and cut it open and wrap your birch branch in it and tie off the ends with linen thread.  I added the leaves which are also in the kit.   Everything you see here to make these are in the kit, except the antique brads.
  You can make more the 15+ of these!

Products Used:
Thankful Tablescape kit- #133463 for $19.95
Antique brads- #117273 for $5.95

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