Monday, December 30, 2013

New's Year's!


Getting ready to ring in the new year!  we are enjoying some family time away in the mountains, no snow this year, except up high so we will have to find it!
Here is a quick card and candy favor for new year's that I tried to match with my vingette from days earlier.

The favor is made with the Oval aceent die tied at the top with our silver ribbon and a black glimmer brad.  I curled the ribbon and then stamped the 2014 from the Morning Post numbers stamp set.
The black little banner reads Happy New year.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Years Eve Vingette and Turkey soup

Good saturday morning all! 
Do you have a lot of left over turkey hovering in your refrigerator?  Me too!  I wanted to share this turkey noodle soup recipe that I have with you.  It is a bit  thicker that your traditional type, but I love it that way!  It blends together  some unique spices,
 don't let it scare you off, it is AH-mazing!

Turkey Soup Recipe:
2 cups of celery diced
2 cup of diced carrots
1 leek, just the white part chopped
2 cups of turkey stock
2 bags of frozen Reames egg noodles
2 cups of water, I used less for a more creamy soup
3 T of flour
1/4 t of ground ginger
1/4 of curry powder
1/2 t of cinnamon
1 T of soy sauce
2 T of hot sauce

Saute carrots, celery and leeks with just a spray of olive oil.
Add turkey stock and spices and stir evenly.  Bring to a boil, then turn heat down and let simmer.   Whisk in flour and add turkey meat and noodles and let simmer for 45 mins.  
Absolutely delish!!!!!
Leave a comment if you try it,  want to know what you think!

I wanted a little New year's eve decor out, so I scanned for ideas online.   I loved this idea I found with the faux clock. 
 I used chalkboard acrylic paint and painted an old charger I had laying around.  I used our new Stampin Up! chalkboard pen to make the numbers in the middle, but used regular chalk to draw the circle and the border around the clock.  

I looked through my ribbon  stash and found this ribbon that was actually for Halloween and tied it around the champagne glasses and candle, then added the silver glimmer stars that I punch out.

The champagne "cooler" is a vase that I decorated with the same ribbon.  I cut out the label by using the Deco Label die for the Big shot and added our silver glimmer brads and stamped 2014.   
Accomplished!  a little New Year's Eve decor without spending any money!!!!

Products Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer paper
Stamp Set- Any number stamp set with do (basic black ink)
Accessories:  chalkboard pen, ribbon of your choice, star punch, silver glimmer brads, deco label die, acrylic chalkboard paint

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Thank you cards

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  I decided I needed to make some thank you cards for the kids to send to family and friends.
Products Used;
Stamp Set- Remembering Christmas
Paper:  Whisper White
Ink:  soft suede, basic black
accessories: Oval Accent big shot die, cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon, liquid applique for snow and dazzling diamonds glitter.

Don't forget the BIG Clearance rack BLITZ going on!
After Christmas shopping just started here!

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Greetings!

I wanted to share a few cards with you that my downline made as well as a few that I received.  Beautiful work!

From our house to yours, Merry Christmas from the Pitta family!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Reindeer Rootbeer

Making up some Reindeer Rootbeer for the boyz in our lives, adding Cabella's gift cards to them.  Lots of last minute preparations going on!

I just added googlie eyes, red pompoms, brown pipe cleaners and ribbon.
Also a fun and inexspensive little gift to make are these cute snowmen gum.   Buy a pack of trident gum (there's two packs in one package) for a dollar.  Use an orange and black sharpie to create the faces on the gum.  Have fun drawing the faces!

Don't forget to check out the clearance rack for AH-mazing! prices on some AH-mazing products!!!

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Card Holder

How about using the Card Base Pop and Cuts die for the big shot to make this 3 x 3 card holder.  Below are the cards I made to go inside.  These are the Santa beard cards that I made to go inside.
I posted the how to on the Santa beard HERE
Below are the directions on how to make the card holder.

Cut your cardstock at 4 1/4" x 9 and run it through the Card Base Pop and Cuts Die.  Punch the one end with the scallop punch.  Then score the cardstock at 4 1/2" and then at 5" tne again at 7 3/8" then fold all pieces together to make your holder.  I closed the holder off just by tying the Wild Wasabi ribbon around it to hold the cards in place.  Then decorate.
This is what the Card Base Pop and Cut looks like
The item # is 130099

Other Product Used:
Cardstock- Season of Style Designer series paper, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Whisper White, Red Glimmer paper
Accessoories- Card Base Pop and Cuts, Wild Wasabi ribbon,scallop punch

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Angel Ornament

What a beautiful ornament to make for your tree or atop a gift. A fellow demonstrator Tamara Bertram came up with this idea using our exclusive Gift Bow big shot die.   

Products Used:
Whisper White and blushing bride cardstock
Accessories- Big Shot Gift Bow die, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8"
circle punch, small scallop punch, Vintage Fauceted buttons, Basic Rhinestones, Beautifully Baroque embossing folder

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Merry Muslin Bags

Getting little gifts ready for friends and family.  I filled the muslin bags with salted caramels.  (who doesn't love chocolate!)
Products Used-
Real Red cardstock
Accessories- Birch disks, Soft Suede classic ink, linen thread, expression thinlit die (merry), branch pipe cleaners, muslin bags

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas packaging

How about a little holiday packaging.  This is a special package I delivered to one of my downline gals (Carol- missed you sunday!)
To suprise her since she missed out on our holiday get together.
Products Used:
Paper-  Season of Style paper pack
Accessories- frosted finishes embellishments, XL Gift Boxes,
Paper Doily, Gift Bow XL Die, Burlap Ribbon
Retired- Hand Penned stamp set (couldn't resist using it)

Don't forget to check out the amah mazing sale going on!!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Santa's Beard

How about a little Santa beard card made with our exclusive punches?

Products Used:
Cardstock- Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Accessories- Curly Label Punch, Ornament Punch, Hand cut the Ho Ho Ho banner, Deco label Big Shot die, 1/2" circle punch for the nose topped off with our Cherry Cobbler dazzling details.
Gumball green stitched stain ribbon
The Ornament Punch is on sale right now on our Clearance blitz!

Here's how you make the beard. Using the ornament punch, punch out the beard.  Take your paper snips and cut small slits on the sides.  Now punch out the curly label in whisper white.  I penciled in the moustache then cut it out.  Pretty easy!

Don't miss out on the clearance blitz!
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

BIG Clearance Blitz!

Don't miss out!  Beginning at midnight tonite our BIG clearance blitz begins with up to 80% off products!
You don't want to hesitate shopping as the items go quickly and once they are gone that is it!
The sale includes everything you can imagine!

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Advent and Christmas Tags

More muslin bag ideas..... how great are these for advent countdown.  Fill them up with some goodies or little gifts and hang them from the tree or on twining.  Looking for some tag ideas for your gift wrapping?  This kit below has everything you need to stamp your own tags!   Comes with everything you see here to create tags for your gifts.

Products Used for the muslin bags:
Accessories- Muslin Bags #132180
Stamp  Set- Morning Post Numbers
clear - #131841

Stamp a Tag Kit #132806 - $10.95

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas ornament card

Revisiting an old favorite with new colors.

Products Used:
Cardstock- Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Season of Style Designer paper
Stamp Set- Everything Eleanor
Accessories- Basic Rhinestones

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Birch Ornaments and Christmas decorI

Decking the halls and walls around my home this week.  Enjoying all the preparations for the holiday.  Remember the birch disks I blogged for Thanksgiving?  Well, I had many disks left over so I decided to stamp on them and used them to decorate our tree.
I used the deer from the stamp set Warmth & Wonder and the Soft Suede classic ink pad.
  After 8 years of the same tree decor, I changed it up this year by adding outdoor elements.  I added owls, pussy willows, moss balls, snow capped pine cones, birch ornaments and birch wood, pine
cone lights, battery operated candles and burlap ribbons.
I LOVE how it turned out! 

I found these LED operated lanterns at Target,  they are just awesome!

Here is the Lantern all lit up......

I hope you are enjoying decking the halls and walls with your favorite traditional decorations.