Sunday, December 30, 2012

Spiritual Mini Scrapbook

Here are the pages to the spiritual mini scrapbook that I'm working on. I've used a few new items from the Stampin' Up Spring Mini Catalog . . .
Here's a list of the items I incorporated that you can find in the Spring Mini Catalog that will be starting January 3, 2013.
Artisan Embellishment Kit pg. 10
Hearts a Flutter Bundle pg. 11
Stampin' Emboss Powder Pool Party pg. 12
. . . the corners on the last picture are using the stamp set and punch that will be available through Sale-a-bration starting later in January.

There are other items that I will be adding to the covers, but I will wait to share them once I get the covers finished.

I'll continue to work on the covers and then bind it and show you the final product. Similar mini scrapbooks like these were a hit at the craft show this year.  I read the first mini I made (has the same Bible verses and sayings in it) quite a few times during the busy weeks before Christmas to lift me up and make me realize that I can get through anything with the help of God.

I've had a few people ask, if I would teach them how to make one. If you are interested, just email me ( and I will see if there is enough interest and then will find a time to get together.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Beaded Necklaces

I'm afraid to say it, but I've found another passion, beading. I bought some supplies to start making charms for my mini scrapbook albums and decided to try actually making a necklace. The first necklace took me three hours, but the second one only took me 1 hour 20 minutes. I'm getting better, I think. I do plan to actually wear these necklaces.
The little heart says, "Made With Love." Even took a stab at some earrings. I thought the buttons looked cute.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Just a quick post to let everyone know that I'm still around. I enjoyed Christmas and am looking forward to the new year. I hope everyone has had a chance to enjoy family and friends this holiday season.

If you haven't played Bananagrams, it's one of my favorite games. It hasn't left the kitchen table yet this holiday season. Every night we've gathered around the table and played. 
I've been cleaning up my craft area and will be ready for some new projects to be coming soon. Anyone interested in making a mini album? I'll be putting together one and posting some pictures. There are some really cool supplies that will be available in the upcoming Spring Catalog that I plan to incorporate into this new mini album. I can hardly wait!

Here is a money tree I've made for a gift this year. Saw the idea on Pinterest. I had to add some charms to the front. I enjoy making the beaded charms. Tomorrow I'll share some other beading that I've done over the Christmas break.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tealight Card

Merry Christmas everyone!

The Hands of Hope Preschool here in Chambers held their Christmas program at my church this past week and I am on the Board of Education so I made each of the kids and the teacher a little keepsake card. We only have two students so it wasn't like I had to make a whole bunch. I'd seen the tealight cards before and knew it would be perfect for a little manger scene. I did put a little wood looking sign in the upper left corner that said "Jesus Loves (Name of Student)". The baby Jesus stamp set is an old one, but a good one, called Miracle of Christmas. The coordination early espresso cardstock with the sanded wood grain embossing worked perfect for the suppose to look like beams. The program was fantastic and the little girls seemed to enjoy the cards.

I hope to get into my craft room this weekend. It is such a busy time of the year. My family is getting together at a motel this next weekend so I need to get ready to celebrate Christmas with them.

I do want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas filled with family, friends, and Jesus in your heart.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

I've been busy finishing up some craft show orders and then on to making gifts for Christmas, but didn't want you to miss this opportunity.

Starting today, December 14, 2012, while supplies last, there are over 300 new Clearance Rack items  added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail! And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off.

  • Only demonstrator and online orders qualify for this promotion. Feel free to order both Clearance Rack and non-Clearance Rack items on the same order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this special offer!
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits.
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last-so don't wait! And sorry, but there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.
  • Check out all of the Clearance Rack Blitz items in the Online Store. Click the Shop Now! Be sure to click past page 10 using the arrow to the right. There are more items to see.
If you would rather not order online yourself, just email me ( your order and I will enter it on a demonstrator order.  If you have any questions, just email me. I'd love to hear from you.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Craft Show 2012

What a great day! The craft show was a huge success. I had 17 vendors and everyone said they had a great day. God blessed us with fantastic weather and all the extra activities that the town had scheduled brought a wonderful crowd to town. Here are a few pictures of my table, if you are interested. My big sellers were the FAMILY frame, many different cards, snowmen made from the mini milk carton (were in my last post), and the mini scrapbooks.
I did have a lot of chuckles with the "Husband's Survival Kit." I put a Valentine's Day, Anniversary, Birthday, and a Just because card into a packet with directions enclosed. The gal purchases the "Husband's Survival Kit" and gives to her guy so that he has the four cards to give to her on those special occasions. I made 10 packs and sold 4 of them. It was a great conversation piece. I'm exhausted and really have no desire to even look at a craft right now. I do have a few orders to fill so I will get myself motivated to get those finished and be able to enjoy the holidays. It's been a busy time preparing, but it really was a fun day.