Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday Advent Calendar

This was another idea I got from the Stampin Up Convention - the advent calendar. The back layer is 12x12 card stock (choc chip) and the envelope pockets are the Big Shot Bitty Box and Envelope die - one envelope per day. Each day is filled with something the entire family must do together (or Santa will not come to visit....). This advent calendar is really neat b/c each year, you can change the contents of the envelopes around or make new ones. If interested, I can send you one for $20 + shipping. Looks so cute hanging on my wall - Davis likes to count the days....over and over and over and over.....


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday Wreaths for Sale!!

Wanting something different for your holiday decor? Well, look no are 3 types of holiday wreaths that I made from Designer Paper - yes, paper! They are so fun and festive! The wreath base is styrofoam. I cut out the pieces in 6" x 1" strips, curled them with my Stampin Up bone and pinned them on. Here is the offer:

Size: S ($15), M ($20), L ($25) + shipping

Colors: Stampin Up Bella Bleu DSP, Stampin Up Merry Moments DSP, and a contraband holiday paper (shown in that order)

I apologize ahead of time for some of the dark photos.......why in the world the flash would go off on some and not others............for the life of me, could not figure that one out.

If you are interested in ordering a wreath - please email me at


Monday, November 23, 2009

Online Extravaganza Sale!!!!

Huge Holiday Sale!
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

and more Gift Card holders

After Jess left last night (see post below), I kepted on working and created a few more gift card holders to sell this weekend. Although I used retired DSP from Stampin Up on the first two, they turned out rather cute. I love the Thank You one.............reminds me of my mom. The third one is DSP paper in our Holiday Mini - G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. That one was inspired by the works of Mary Fish. She usually uses two colors, simple and clean. I am almost finished making my advent calendar, so I hope to post it tonight.

More Cool Stuff for the Fair

My friend Lou made fun of me that I took photos of my projects directly on my carpet so this time I improvised and put cardstock under them. Does look better. Thanks Lou! Anyhoo, my good friend Jess came over last night to help me knock out some projects for the artisan fair this weekend and look what we did - these cute Santa Claus tags. I cased them off of someone but can't remember who - from one of the links I list here on my blog. I will dig through and figure it out. Have a feeling I am going to need more of these......... What do you think? Like it?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fraser Art Fair - Holiday Gift Tags

and there is more! These are a few samples of gift tags I made for the Holiday Artisan Fair at Fraser Elementary School this Saturday. There are 8 in a package and they vary per package. I went crazy on these......... what a nice personal touch to a gift for a loved one. Don't you think?

Which is your fav?


Fraser Art Fair - Gift Card Holders

Now these are to die for!!! Got this idea from one of my favorite demos, Angie Juda. These are gift card holders - I mean - who doesn't give at least one person a gift card for the holidays?? I do. And if you put them in this cute little package it is even better! I am selling these and many others at the Holiday Artisan Fair at Fraser Elementary School this Saturday (10am-4pm). If you live afar - let me know if you are interested in purchasing a few and I can send them your way............or tell you how to make them......

The gift card opens up - there is a place for the gift card in the center and a handwritten note on the right...... CUTE!!!!

Let me know what you think and hope to see you at the fair.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Working for the Weekend....

LOVED LOVED LOVED that group (Loverboy) that I missed seeing way back when. Well, I am always working for the weekend. I am lucky that although I work full time, I do get Friday off. Can't remember what I did without a 3 day weekend. My boys are going to be gone this weekend so I can totally focus on stamping and the holiday artisian fair next weekend at Fraser Elementary. Got so much to do!!!! Post some projects for the fair as soon as I complete them.....


Sunday, November 8, 2009

November Stamp Club

It's Sunday and the boys are out at the park. I just took my Anatomy/Physiology test so now I can play a little bit before they get home. So, the two cards are the Christmas cards we will be doing for my November Stamp Club. It is going to be crazy as we have 25 girls coming and we reserved a private dining room at Brickhouse 40. It is Jessica's birthday. So food, cake, and fun!

The concept for the two cards came from a couple of samples I saw on Splitcoasters. I just love the Medallion stamp. I think it represents pure elegance. So many ways you can use it. The Merry Christmas card is simple yet beautiful. I love the straight lines and the two colors. Listed below are the supplies I used for each card. They are easy to make and would make wonderful Holiday cards:

Medallion Card:
- Medallion stamp
- Card stock: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, and Kraft
- Bermuda Bay ink pad and ribbon
- Clear crystal brad
- I brushed the edges with a sponge using soft suede ink
- Versa Mark pad
- Serene Snowflake stamp set

Merry Christmas Card:
- Merry Christmas stamp from Teeny Tiny Words
- Card stock: Old Olive, Whisper White, and Real Red
- Real Red polka dot ribbon
- Real Red marker
- Old Olive Ink Pad
- Holiday Best Stamp Hostess Set
- Merry Moments DSP
- Ornament Punch

Thanks so much for looking!


Monday, November 2, 2009


Well, I was out of it all week. Had the swine flu - H1N1 - whatever you call it. Was out on my back the entire week. Having a week at home, sick or not, I thought I would get some stamping done. Flat on my back for a week. But I survived. David nor Davis got I do not know. But I am back in the saddle this week and ready to show you some good stuff. This month is CRAZY with Stamp Club, Scrapbooking Class, and an Artisan Holiday Fair at the elementary school. Will be posting projects and fun stuff all month so stay tuned!
It is good to be alive!!!!!
: )