Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Spooky Thanks

Look at the cute 'Thank you' card I got from Charmaine at Oodabug Alley for sending her a congrats card recently. Isn't it great with the gold buckles on the witche's shoes?! Thanks, Charmaine...what gal doesn't like some happy (FUN) mail once in a while? What's so funny is that I actually ask DH every day in anticipation of something, did I get any fun mail? Well, when I did yesterday, he said 'no, I don't see any' well, he held out on me to surprise me because HOURS later he came into the bedroom when I was knee deep in coloring holiday party invitations & tossed this card to me. I WAS SO HAPPY!!!
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Blog Candy Blessings!!!

Check out the awesome goodies I got from Lisa at Blessed A Latte Lisa is so sweet, I won back in August but she got so busy & I just got the goodies the other day, so since I had to wait - she threw in some extra goodies - thanks Lisa!!! I look forward to using my stuff!!
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Hanna Needs It-I Need It-You Need It-We ALL Need It

I LOVE my Hanna Stamps!! Go check it out, this is a new stamp company, and shipping is FREE through today! I am looking forward to getting my Tis the Season set any day now! Isn't she the cutest? I LOVE coloring her too, but decided to paper piece her dress & some bags with my Basic Grey Infuse paper. This is a Mish Mash Original layout I use dmy A*Muse small oval for her shadow. c/s is River Rock, Regal Rose, Always Artichoke.
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Monday, October 29, 2007

Cheery Christmas Bella

Here's a bella image I got in a swap - she's so cute. I used my Magnolia paper by My Mind's Eye and cranberry crisp ribbon, c/s. A Mish Mash Original again.

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Mini Manicure Tins

This little project (made for my sisters) was inspired by Nicole, The Stampin' Librarian = her Break in Case of Emergency kit. I found the mini manicure sets at the $1 Target Spot. Now that I see Nicole's post again, I think I will add a few more items! Thanks for the great idea, Nicole!

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Bookwormabella Bookmark

I knew right away when I saw Bookwormabella I had to have her...because I love to read & I know a lot of people who love to read. I knew I would have to make her into a magnetic bookmark! How fun is she to keep your place? I just picked up this book for my sister who collects (also reads) James Patterson in hardback. I made her the bookmark to go with it. I always take gifts when I visit my family in CA and the trip on Thursday is NO exception. I may even smuggle a few Christmas gifts so I don't have to ship them in Dec. *wink* sorry about the blur, trying to rush because I have a TON of things to do before Thursday and we are trying to go visit one of our best friend's in the hospital (a deer hit him when he was on his motorcycle last weekend - get this, without a helmet on {I was always getting on his & his wife's case about that} and he did NOT lay his bike down, it was a miracle)! The guy who was driving behind him saw it all, it was a 4-point buck and he died, but the impact (according to the guy who witnessed it) made our friend move about 3 feet! Thank God for his safety! Later on, he found out a friend of his also hit a 10-pt deer, but they were not as fortunate - it punctured their tire. But thank God they were not hurt. Anyway, our friend has a staph infection in his leg the deer hit. No broken bones, scratches or anything just a lot of force on his leg that it balloonned up & he's on some serious antibiotics. If you are a praying person and would like to say a prayer for our friend his name is Dan. Thanks!

Update: Our friend Dan is doing better, the Dr's are ruling out a staph infection, seems like all the swelling & supposed infection was just caused by the blunt force trauma of the deer.

ETA: Beverly Gerard at Savor the Journey posted a great bookmark too (great minds think alike, huh?) but she did a much better job explaining how to make these check out hers here and I was trying to figure out how to add a ribbon (DH said leave it as is) and now I know! Thanks, Beverly!
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Sunday, October 28, 2007

2007 Ornament

I found this unfinished frame ornament at Hobby Lobby (it was $.99 but 40% off) can't beat that! I am making an ornament for my sister every year of her daughter (and next year will be adding another one to the mix as she is pregnant again!) I covered it with Dashing Designer Paper using Mod Podge and tied the ribbon. I love the little silver bells on the bottom, they dangle. The part I wrote on will be turned to the back once a photo is placed in there. Pin It

Saturday, October 27, 2007

You Make Me Smile Award

Something just made me SMILE - it was a post on Monika's blog M.A.D. Stamper where she nominated me for the award. How sweet is that?? I know this award has gone around several blogs, but I am going to tag the following bloggers with this award! If you have already been tagged - no worries!

Rose Ann
Rose Ann takes the time to comment on my blog all the time & it makes me feel special, I love her work!

Kathy lives in the Bay Area where I grew up & I look forward to meeting her one day & she posts the most awesome Eye Candy every Tuesday! She sent me one of the first blogger RAK's I got!

Heather posted a great crock pot recipe, Chicken Tortilla soup which I loved and also sent more when I had a little contest to get more recipes! Her kids are the cutest!

Terry and I were hooked up as roomies during 2006 Virtual Convention and have remained stamping friends since...and hope we meet one day! It's uncanny how many things we have in common!

I met Beverly a year ago at the N. Texas SCS Shoebox swap - we had a great day & nice dinner at Olive Garden with other SCSers - it was a lot of fun. Beverly is always taking the time to comment on my blog too. Pin It

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pay It Forward reminder

I still need some players for my game (see post a few days ago) let me know if you'd like to play (you won't regret it, I have a special 'stamping' surprise that you will really like that I am planning to RAK!) hint, hint...if you are familiar with me, you'll see I like to make jewelry too. Pin It

Fall Pumpkin Delivery

Since I had leftovers from a shoebox swap, I decided to make a new card and love how this turned out! I love fall, I'm so glad it's actually feeling like it (well, in the mornings and night at least) in Central TX (it's still in the 70's during the day, nice) but it's kind of hard knowing how to dress. I tend to dress for the middle of the day, but bring a jacket for the morning.
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Think Pink Pencils

I made a few of these to hand out to the female co-workers in my department. I could have decorated the tin but no desire and it's just to tote them around & keep them from getting messed up. Since it's Breast Cancer Awareness month (and one of the ladies in our dept is a survivor, I thought it would be a nice treat for everyone & in celebration of her life).

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Gingerbread House

How cute are these mice? Only the stamped version...IMO, oh and Stuart Little. Anyway, House Mouse came out with clear (polyphotomer, the great ones)! How exciting! I never bought the wood mounted because of the prices, but I always wanted to, they are so cute! The set (a lot of images) was $19.99 (still too pricey for me) but a few weeks ago I had a 40% off coupon and I couldn't resist! The following week all the clear stamps were 50% off (bummer) oh well. I loved making a non-traditional colored Christmas card...what do you think? Oh, I used my prismas & gamsol to color. FUN!!! Pin It

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

TLC139 - Qbee's Peek-a-boo Boxes

I hardly ever do challenges on SCS...not sure why, I just don't. But seeing all the cutest boxes on blogs really enticed me! I had to try one and it was so easy & fun to do! This is the last little present to go in the Lean Cuisine lunch tote - check it out if you'd like to get one, $5 from the proceeds goes to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and $602,055 has been donated to date! Isn't that great? The tote is very roomie inside. I also bought me one so I can take my lunch to work in style (tired of using a plastic grocery bag). Look at the cute tag on the handle too! This is to give to my friend who is a Breast Cancer Survivor, I thought it would be perfect to put her little handmade goodies inside. You can create an Inspiration Stone here for a loved one - I just did 2 of them. I know 3 others who are survivors (wow, 5 people I care about/love who have been affected, that's way too many) and need to do some for them too. But the great news is that they are SURVIVORS!!
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Pay it Forward Game!!

Last week, I got this great RAK from Monika at M.A.D. Stamper with these goodies because I signed up for her Pay It Forward game. For the life of me, I cannot figure out where to get the cool Pay It Forward clip art!! So - sorry about posting this so late, I got tired of looking for it. Trust me, I saw it many time before, but just like a watched pot never boils...

I agreed I would Pay It Forward with a Rak & goodies to the first 5 people who would like to play (and agree to post the game on their blog & pay it forward to 5 other people) - so here or post you'd like to play & send me your name & address. I need to get sign-ups soon because in 9 days I leave for CA to visit my sisters & niece and would like to git 'er done before I leave.
*ETA: this game is NOT limited to whether you are a Blogger, I don't want to exclude those who love to RAK (and can do so in a forum on SCS, so if you are a member & would like to play, let me know!! Thanks for signing up, Janet!!!

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Think Pink with My Favorite Things!

If you peruse SCS, you will see they added forums for participating member companies. One is My Favorite Things which I love. They started a Celebrate MF Day that will be on the 20th of each month, highlighting the most recent reveals. This month, it's Think Pink (50% of the sale goes to the foundation) and How Sweet It is . Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I know several survivors, I wanted to get that set and make some special gifts with it. So here are my creations. I used My Mind's Eye Magnolia paper. This was fun! The upper project is a covered Orbit Gum pack, the one on the right is a Trident pack of gum inside closed with velcro and the left project is a pink post-it cover.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Entries for Crock Pot Recipes

I'm so excited about these entries for crock pot recipes from my contest last week. As promised, I wanted to share them with everyone in case you missed any of it. I look forward to trying them, especially Charmaine's Caramel Pie! Yumm-o! Check out ALL the recipes Heather sent, isn't she sweet? All this came about from her Chicken Tortilla Recipe she posted a month ago! Thanks, Heather and Thanks to everyone who played along!

Lynn Mercurio
Hobo stew...into the pot put 7 oz roast beef seasoned with s & p, 1 whole white onion, 4 to 6 small potatos, celery, carrots, mushrooms, 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, water, and another other seasonings your family loves (great way to get rid of leftover veggies too)...cook on low for 6 hours. This translates to fix-in-morning, and when you come home from work, dinner is served!I'd love to win one, either or both of these fabulous

Nicole Cooke
White Bean Chicken Chili
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1 pound diced, cooked chicken meat
* 1 onion, chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
* 1 (18.75 ounce) can tomatillos, drained and chopped
* 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes
* 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chiles
* 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seed
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1 (15 ounce) can white beans
* 2 ears fresh corn
* salt to taste
* ground black pepper to taste
* 1 lime, sliced
1. Heat oil, and cook onion and garlic until soft.
2. Stir in broth, tomatillos, tomatoes, chilies, and spices. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add corn, chicken, and beans; simmer 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Serve with these toppings for people to choose from: limes, cilantro, cheese, avocado, sour cream, and tortilla chips.

Charmaine Ilkach (Charmwarm)
Caramel Pie!
1 14oz can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
1 6oz package reduced-fat graham cracker crust
1 8oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 1.4oz milk chocolate-crisp butter toffee candy bar (Heath or Skor), coarsely chopped

1. Pour milk into a 2 cup glass measure; cover with foil. Place in 3-4qt electric slow cooker. Add very hot water to slow cooker to reach level of milk in measure. Cover slow cooker with lid; cook on low-heat setting 9 hours (milk should be the color of caramel).
2. Pour caramelized milk into crust; let cool. Spread whipped topping over pie, and sprinkle with chopped candy bar.

Angel Wilde
Italian Roast and I came up with this one on my own. :-)
Italian Roast 1- 3-4 lb roast
2-3 cans of stewed tomatoes w/ green pepper & onions or Italian style
3 cans whole potatoes
1 pkt of (dry) Good Seasons Italian Dressing
Place roast in crockpot and add potatoes. Mix tomatoes and seasoning packet. Pour over roast. Cook on low 8-10 hours. Easy peasy and delicious!

Jodene (no blog)
Shredded Beef
2 lbs roast
1 package fajita seasoning mix
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 onion
1/3 cup water

At bottom of crock pot add veggies. Cut meat into slices 1 inch thick. Add meat to pot. Mix fajita seasoning with water pour over meat. Cook on low 8 to 10 hours. Use fork to pull meat apart into shreds. Serve in tacos or on salad.

Well, I'm into making spaghetti sauce in my crockpot...1 lb of hamburger1 lb of Italian sausage (you can use two lbs of either, to your liking)1 12 oz can of tomato paste2 18 oz cans of diced tomatoes1 28 oz can of tomato sauce1 onion, choppeda few garlic cloves, choppedvarious dried and fresh spices like oregano, thyme, rosemary...brown the meat with the diced onions and garlic. Put all into a crock pot.. If using dried spices, put them in at the beginning with the sauce, if using fresh, they are better put in towards the end. Cook over low heat for 8 to 10 hours..

Beef Stew
2.5 pounds stew meat, or steak cut into 1" cubes
¼ - 1/3 cup flour, seasoned with s&p
1/3 cup canola or corn oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
4 cubes beef OXO
3 cups boiling water
5 potatoes, cubed
2 pounds carrots, chopped

Toss meat cubes in flour, a few at a time. Set aside.Pour hot water over OXO cubes and let them dissolve – set aside, but keep stirring it on occasion.To large stockpot, add oil and heat until hot but not smoking. Add meat cubes and brown LIGHTLY. Remove from pot. Now, in the remaining oil (if there is none, add about 3 tablespoons), saute onion and garlic about 3 minutes, until onions are clear. Add remaining flour and mix well. Stir in OXO mixture slowly, while whisking, until it is all in and thickening. Add meat back into stockpot. Turn heat to low - simmer 2 hours, stirring occasionally.Turn heat to medium, and add 5 cubed potatoes and 2 pounds of chopped carrots. I love to add mushrooms, especially fresh chantrelles when they are in season! Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 – 45 minutes (depends on how big your cubed potatoes are). I’d share the dumpling recipe I use, but I’m at work and don’t have it….but I’ll tell ya, there’s NOTHING better than fresh dumplings on stew!

Kristine Breach Well, I for one just LOVE your cute and useful charms, but can you believe that the only crock pot recipes I have are on the back of the Banquet Crock Pot Classics. I LOVE the chicken and noodles one. :) SO EASY...just thaw the sauce, dump in the bag and cook 8 hrs. and then stir in milk and the dumplings and cook 1/2 hr. on high and it's done! This prolly doesn't qualify me though, huh?? :) {{hugs}} - FUNNY, huh? I put your name in the drawing anyway, Kristine!

Heather Stevens
Chicken Stuffing Casserole
4-6 chicken breasts
1 small box Stove Top Stuffing for chicken
1 – 10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1 can broccoli with cheese soup
½ C. chicken broth
Lightly butter crockpot and place chicken in the bottom. Mix together the remaining ingredients and place on top of chicken. Cover and cook on Low for 6-7 hours

Gooey Chicken Burritos
2 large chicken breasts
1 – 12 oz. jar of salsa
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can diced green chilies
1 small onion
2 T. cooking tapioca
1 ½ C. grated cheese (I use more)
Handful of Spanish olives, sliced (I use black olives)
Flour tortillas
Combine all ingredients, except tortillas in crock pot. Cook on low 8 hours. Spoon mixture onto warmed tortillas and roll.

Pumpkin Stuff
1 – 16 oz. can pumpkin
2 ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp. vanilla
1 – 15 oz. can evaporated milk
¾ C. sugar
½ C. Bisquick (We just use any dried pancake batter)
2 T. margarine2 eggs
Spray crock pot with cooking spray. Beat ingredients together until smooth with a hand mixer; pour into crock. Cook on Low 6-8 hours or High 3-4 hours. Spoon into cups and top with cool whip or ice cream. Makes 6 servings

Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooked Chicken
6 chicken halves, skinless
1 cup soy sauce
¼ tsp pepper
1 cup chicken broth
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
½ cup brown sugar, packed
Place chicken in slow cooker and sprinkle with pepper. Mix all other ingredients together. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 9 hours, or HIGH for 3 to 4 hours. Remove chicken and shred. Replace chicken. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Cheese Dip
1 can Hormel no beans chilli
1 can diced tomatoes with chilli’s
1 (1 lb) block velveeta cheese
Eat with tortilla chips (Would be best doubled for a large group)

Crock Pot Dip
Start with a large Pyrex bowl that will go in the microwave. Cut a 2 lb. loaf of Velveeta in chunks and put in bowl. Put the bowl in microwave and start melting the cheese. Put in microwave for 1 minute, stir, put back in for another minute, stir and so forth. When cheese is like ½ way melted start adding milk a little bit at a time and stir and melt until it looks like the consistency you want. After it is melted and stirred with the milk to correct consistency add 1 lb of fried, crumbled ground beef. Add 1 jar of mild, or hot whatever you like salsa. You may also add a can of mushrooms if you want. After all of this is mixed together I put it in crock pot to keep it warm on low. It’s one of those recipes you just got to eye ball the right amount of milk, you can always add more but you can’t take it away if it gets runny. Just experiment.

Savory Slow Cooker Chicken (Company Chicken)
4 chicken breasts (Fresh or frozen)
1 can stewed tomatoes (15 oz.) undrained (I use diced)
1 bay leaf¼ teaspoon pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, chopped
½ cup chicken broth
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 ½ teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cover, cook on low for 8-10 hours. Remove chicken. Thicken juices with cornstarch and water (I can’t remember the amount, I usually just guess). Serve with chicken.

Leah (no blog)
Pulled beef (or pork) sandwiches. I put a 3lb roast in the crock pot on low & pour a bottle of my favorite BBQ sauce on it.. let it cook 6-8 hours. Drain the juices out & shred the meat with 2 forks. Then pour another bottle of BBQ sauce in the crock pot & cook for another hour. I get the huge bottle of sauce at Costco & just use half at a time. serve over crusty rolls... my husband loves this! :D

MMuenchinger (no blog)
Best Pot Roast
Put a 3-4 pund boneless chuck roast in crock pot. Add 1 can cream of mushroom soup and 1 package dry french onion soup mix, stir. Turn on low. After 2 hours, add 1 bag baby carrots and lots of red or creamer potatoes(rinsed). Aprroximately 6 hours later, it's done! Serve with ciabbata bread and Becker Vineyards Claret. Pin It

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Pinkilicious Sweet Treats!

Check out Melissa's Simply Pink celebration for 20,000 hits! She has a great blog - be sure to check it all out!!

btw - I'm feeling under the weather this week so I haven't done much (other than watch t.v. and now DH set up the laptop finally with wireless connection and I have been catching up on my google reader - I had over 800 posts to read/browse and I'm down to 514)!! Hopefully I'll be back to stamping/posting soon. Pin It

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Coffee & Friends...

I love both! I love hanging out with friends in coffee shops. I don't do it as much in Texas as I did in CA. There were some really quaint places there and since the temperatures are always so much more mild there, it was not uncommon to hang out until 11:00 at night. Those were the days! I have a lot of fond memories. The only details I'll share about this card because it's pretty straighforward is that the patterned paper is Basic Grey Blush.

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Winner of the Mono Pull & Scissor Charm

Comment #12 - MMuenchinger! Woohoo---email me your address and I'll get your goodies out to you. I plan to post a list of all the crock pot recipes sent to me to share with y'all. Some of them sound amazing!! Thanks for playing, everyone! Pin It

Changito Birthday

Have you seen the new acrylic Stampendous set of Changito? When I went to Archiver's several weekends ago, that was one of the first things I was excited about getting! It's so cute! Anyway, EclecticPaperie just sent out an email saying they are available through them. Well, I just had to check because what I've been coveting about getting is the Hedgehog Christmas Critters set! Well, it was finally available so I was ALL OVER that! woohoo! It's going to be a great day! Email me if you need any details on the card, as I think it's simple enough I don't have much time. We need to go run some errands and go check out our property! They poured the slab for the shed this week!~
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Friday, October 12, 2007

Last Day to enter for a handmade mono pull & scissor charm!

I couldn't figure out how to keep a post at the top & have wanted to post stuff all week, but didn't want anyone to miss out on my celebration of 10,000 hits giveaway! If you're not interested in the mono pull (I know a lot of gals use other glues, I will substitute it with a handmade pair of earrings) I do plan on adding other stuff to this prize but that was supposed to be a SURPRISE. So without further ado - enter with a recipe, even if you find one on-line, who knows...I may have missed it all this time of crock pot cooking!

Drawing a winner at 6:00 p.m. central time. See post below for posting & details.

Thanks & T.G.I.F., BABY!! Pin It

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Mono/Snail pulls & Scissor/Cell Phone charm 10,000 hits GIVEAWAY!!

I am only 15 hits away from 10,000! woohoo! So it's time to celebrate! I thought since I make jewelry, I'd try my hand at making some clip-on mono pulls. They are so handy. How many times do you have your desk in disarray, you're searching & searching for your mono/snail adhesive & just can't find it, until you look under your cardstock & voila there it is. No more searching if you clip one of these on your clothes!

These little scissor charms come in handy especially when you're at a crop or event & need to be able to find your scissors and not have them mistaken for someone else's!
NOW for the giveaway - I want to give away a set!!!* (*mono & scissors are not included, and you may receive a different style than the ones featured in this post) Please leave a comment on this post & share with me your favorite crock pot or soup/stew recipe. I LOVE cooking in the crock pot during the FALL/WINTER and I have my favorite 3 (and just got another - Chicken Tortilla Soup from Heather at a Secret Garden Grows Here) Which was great, by the way! I will share my all-time favorite one with you: I will draw a winner on Friday night at 6:00 p.m. (central time). Please leave your email or be sure you have an active link from your blog so I can email you for your address.
Black Bean & Sausage Posole, which I made for the gals who attended my World Card-Making Day event on Saturday and everyone loved it.
Black Bean and Sausage Posole

12 oz Jimmy Dean sausage
(2) 14.5 oz cans low salt chicken broth
15 oz can black beans- rinsed & drained
14.5 oz can golden hominy
(1.5) 14.5 oz cans Mexican style tomatoes
1 cup loose-pack hash brown potatoes
1/2cup chopped green pepper (1/2 pepper)
1/3 cup chopped onion (1/2 onion)
1 clove minced garlic
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp chili powder

In a large saucepan, brown the sausage - drain fat.
Add to the crock pot along with remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4
love to eat with Jif Corn Bread (2 boxes) jazzed up with a can of cream style corn, shredded cheese & small can of green chilies (I only added 1/3 cup milk & 2 eggs to the mix) and it was AWESOME!
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Monday, October 8, 2007

Wintergreen DS Paper Projects

Here are a few projects I put together quickly to show at my WCMD event on Sat. I really love the Wintergreen DS Paper by SU! The first picture is a coaster box, so quick & easy. The second picture is the frappucino drink carrier (sorry for the angle of the picture, you can see how imperfect it is on the inside). The candy filled bottles are peppermint twists, 3 musketeers mint, hershey's kisses & peppermint life savers, all matching the paper. The lantern ornament in the back is what demonstrators learned at convention this year (I think I put too many papers in it) and lastly the ornament in the front is the ones that were so popular last year made with a styrofoam ball & 1x2-inch papers folded into a v-shape and pinned with straight pins. I made several of those as gifts last year. I LOVE the Wintergreen DS paper one best of ALL the others I've made.

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Sunday, October 7, 2007

RAK gift from Terry K.

Isn't she the sweetest to send me all these goodies? I got this a week and a half ago! I'm so bad at posting right away! This is the first time seeing the card candy on wax paper to be added to cards readily. The bath stuff is Avon & smells great! A whole roll of Real Red grosgrain ribbon! OH and those lady bugs? I bet Charmaine will be jealous-she LOVES lady bugs. But little does anyone know, I do too. Did you know Donna means lady in Italian? I was named after my dad as I was rumored to be a boy. His name was Donald and I'm honored to be his namesake. I asked Terry how she made them & she said cut a styrofoam ball in half & put mod podge on it, then the tissue paper. When it's dry, marker the body with polka dots, lines. Then she ran her wire through her crimp tool & placed the antennae in. ADORABLE! Going to put them at my desk at work. Lastly, look at the cute javabellas card where she put the sweetest message about she wanting to do a little something for me because I'm always doing for others, that touched my heart. Check out Terry's blog Montana Stamper. She is such a gem of a friend and I look forward to meeting her some day.
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Saturday, October 6, 2007

World Card-Making Day Projects

Happy World Card-Making Day! I celebrated with some friends coming over to stamp - making 2 each of 5 different card designs (total of 10 cards) all using the Dashing & Wintergreen DS paper by SU! My 3 trees card was inspired by Kristine Paisley of Paisley Scraps and am I ever glad I found her card! One of my customers is going to use this design for her Christmas cards & bought everything for it today! It was hard for them to say which card was their favorite...I was very humbled by all of their wonderful compliments about my great card making skills, asking me how I came up with my designs, colors, etc. I quickly told them I get a lot of my inspiration on-line from all the great bloggers out there! I value this resource! Thanks Kristine!

This next set of cards shows the tent topper card created by Michelle Wooderson at Mish Mash and I get a LOT of inspiration from that woman! The snowman card was inspired by a local stamper friend, Ellen Tucker - from her winter mini shoebox swap at our upline's house last month!

I gave everyone who attended one of these little gifts! Inside the little Wilton Favor tins is a mix of candy corn & roasted, salted peanuts and it is one of my favorite snacks for the fall! It tastes exactly like a Baby Ruth candy bar!! I thought the little Loads of Love Accessories was perfect for this! I used Pure Color Pencils to color them. They really liked them.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

3 x 3 notecards

Made these cards to go with small gifts - they ALL have matching background paper to match made with the SU! envelope template. I took a picture of the 2nd set of cards before thinking about taking a picture with the envelopes, which I think are so cute!! So easy to make. My paper is from My Mind's Eye (slabs from Costco). I was inspired by Valerie Stangle's morning warm up cards.

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Go Pink For Lunch

Carry on the Cause with Lean Cuisine with their lunch totes for Breast Cancer Awareness. They cost $9.95 and $5 goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Pin It

Butterfly Tags

Made to serve as gift tags for presents.

Set: Papertrey Ink Butterfly Kisses, Verve Visual Thoughtful Phrases
Cardstock, Inks: Georgia Pacific White, More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: More Mustard marker, spritzer tool, Mustard, Eggplant, Burgundy grosgrain ribbon Pin It