Friday, November 23, 2012

Mini Milk Carton Snowmen

Since I made Frankenstein with the mini milk carton, I decided to see how it would look to make a mini milk carton into a snowman. I have single snowmen, a caddy for two, and a caddy for four snowmen.
I left the bottoms of the snowmen open so candy can be added later. These guys will be on my craft table next Saturday.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have twelve minutes to still get in on wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope everyone had a chance to spend some time with family or friends for Thanksgiving or over the holiday season sometime. I am truly thankful for the many blessings that God has given me.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Don't Miss Out on the Savings! Start Shopping Now!

Here's my online website for you to take advantage of the spectacular savings that Stampin' Up is offering!
Saturday's post has the flyer and information. If you have any questions, please email me.

As an extra incentive, and to show my appreciation, each online order or emailed order to me, will get their name entered in a drawing for prizes from me.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Online Extravaganza Promotion!

The Online Extravaganza during Thanksgiving week is Stampin' Up!'s biggest online sale of the year.  With discounts up to 50% and 24-hour-only doorbusters, you won't want to miss it!

November 19-28, 2012:  Mark your calendar for these nine days, so you can get incredible discounts, up to 50% off on some of your favorite products!  PLUS...
For the first time ever, three products will be 20% off for 24 hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza!
Doorbusters for Monday, November 19 ONLY
  • Simply Scored™ Diagonal Plate (125586) $11.95 SALE $9.56
  • Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439) $99.95 SALE $79.96!
  • Big Shot Doctor’s Bag (113474)  $69.95 SALE $55.96
Doorbusters for Wednesday, November 28 ONLY
  • Clear Block Bundle: Blocks A-I (18491) $66.95 SALE $53.56!
  • Clear Block Storage Caddy (120279)  $16.95 SALE $13.56
  • Stack & Store Caddy (109127) $34.95 SALE $27.96
ALL Nine Days, November 19-28th
There's more ... starting Monday, Nov 19th and ending Wednesday, Nov 28th, there is a huge list of additional items on sale starting with select Designer Series Papers at 20% off, Accessories at 25-40% off, and going all the way up to a huge selection of stamp sets and MDS 2+ for 50% off!!

Start preparing today for your Online Extravaganza Holiday Shopping next week!
NOTE:  Even though it's called an can call (308-348-2065) or email ( your orders to me or go ahead and order online through my demonstrator's website .  If you want to take advantage of the Monday 11/19 or Wednesday 11/28 one-day only sure to contact me by 4pm (ct) in order to ensure your order gets placed in time. 
Buy your own Christmas gift this year and if you can wait until Christmas, wrap it and place it under the tree.

Wood grain embossing folder

As I was rummaging through some of my sample cards, I came across this door with wreath card. It has the wood grain background stamp, but I'm going to try it with the wood grain embossing folder. I read on another blog that you can run a piece of vellum through the Big Shot along with the wood grain embossing folder and this will help eliminate the deep impression that the embossing folder tends to make.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Explosion Photo Box

Here is a craft item that I'm going to make for the craft show that is coming up quickly, Saturday, Dec. 1. I found this idea on the Internet and got to thinking how this would be a fun activity to do for my family. You know how after all the presents have been opened, the tree looks so empty underneath. I'm going to start making an explosion photo box each year and it can remain under the tree after all the gifts are gone. It will be fun to take pictures, have everyone add some journaling or thoughts, put them in the explosion photo box, and then look at them the next year and years to come after that. Maybe you would like to try this too. If you need instructions, just email me. It really is a fast and fun activity. This photo box has just the bare minimum for decorations. The decorating of the box and pages would be endless.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Keepsake Ornaments

Here's an old card that I made quite a while ago, but decided to exchange the ornament punch with the new Keepsake Ornaments.
I used Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, and Garden Green for the inks. I love how the new ink pads make such a solid stamped image.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Keepsake Ornaments

Here's a sample card made a while ago using a retired hostess stamp set, Peaceful Season. I love the script text that is in this set. I plan to switch out the ornament and use one of the Keepsake Ornaments.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bells & Boughs and Word Play

I put together a couple cards this evening since I am getting together with the ladies in Chambers tomorrow afternoon. Everyone is bringing something to work on which should give them a chance to use some of the products they've been purchasing through the stamp club. I'll have some ideas, the Big Shot, and other products to share so that way everyone can go home with some homemade cards. It will be fun to see what everyone is working on. Here's a chance for the ladies to dedicate a couple hours for stamping. I'm guessing I'll see maybe a Thanksgiving card or some Christmas cards get made. Here's the couple projects I'm bringing . . .
This first card is using the Bells & Boughs stamp set. Using a ruler, the squiggly lines are just drawn on using Early Espresso marker. Markers were also used to color in the holly and berries. Crystal effects and dazzling diamonds glitter were added to the berries. Next time I'm going to use red glitter.
This card uses the Word Play stamp set. First I cut the oval using the oval die, lined it up and ran it through the Big Shot again using the oval embossing folder. I stamped the words on a separate sheet of white card stock and then punched it out using the extra large oval punch and attached it to the center of the embossed oval. If you have any questions, just email me and I would be glad to explain anything else.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Spiritual Card

I needed a super fast card one Sunday for a baptism that was going to take place at church. Here's the card I made . . .
I used vanilla cardstock, the oval embossing folder, and the string of pearls for the cross. I did stamp a cross and text from the Trust God stamp set in the inside.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Toilet Roll Mini 3

This was my final toilet roll mini that I made over the weekend. I know it won't be my last. The next one, I'm going to time myself and see how long it takes for me to make one. I need to come up with a price to charge for the individuals that wanted to buy one and to sell at the craft show. What would you give for a mini like these? I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Toilet Roll Mini 2

Here's another of the toilet roll minis. This one was a little different because when I wrapped the toilet rolls with the decorative paper, I create a pocket for the Bible verse to slide into. You can see it on picture 3. I just realized, I don't have a title for the cover. I guess I'll need to figure something out for that. Any suggestions?
It might be hard to see the charms on this last picture, but I'm hooked on making them. One more to show you tomorrow.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Toilet Roll Mini 1

I enjoyed being in my craft area over the weekend. I did manage to get three toilet roll minis completed. I put the same Bible verses in each book, just switched the colors and decorated the fronts differently. Here is the first one.
I brought the books to school today to actually show our custodian what I came up with since he had saved a bunch of toilet rolls for me. He would bring me in sacks full and I told him someday I would make something out of them. I did show a few other teachers and I have four orders for Christmas gifts.  I guess they are a hit.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

MDS2 Gift Certificate

I updated my version of the My Digital Studio digital software that Stampin' Up has available for either a free trial download or to purchase. I designed a Christmas Gift Certificate that will be available to anyone that would like to give the gift of Stampin' Up products this year to a family member, friend, or just about anyone. Just contact me at and we will work out arrangements so that you can give a Stampin' Up Gift Certificate for whatever value you prefer. If you would like to receive a Gift Certificate to be able to pick out Stampin' Up products, just send that special person that you would normally be getting a gift from, my way, and I will arrange for them to get a Gift Certificate to give to you.