Thursday, December 06, 2007

Retiring List & Some News is that time again! The retired list came out on the 1st and once again I lost over 20 sets and there weren't that many on the list! I can't believe that City of David is retiring! I *heart* this stamp set so much! I have used it on all my Christmas Cards.

Here is the list so you can see what you have that is retiring.

Card Details: All from Stampin' Up! - Stamps - City of David, Paper - Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Vellum Cardstock, Watercolored on Backside of Vellum, Ink - Staz-On

Saturday, December 01, 2007

My Elf Name

Your Elf Name Is...
Happy Fruit Cake

Monday, November 19, 2007

Sometimes Life Happens!

Well, you think you are doing good and then happens.

My friend and I completed are craft fair, we made about $200 between the 2 of us. Had a LOT of foot traffic but not a lot of buyers as some years. I am trying to find another I can be a part of before Chrismas so I can unload some of this stuff and start making some Spring things before the spring craft fairs start up.

My oldest son will turn 14 tomorrow.

I really can't believe it. We had a "piggy back" birthday party yesterday with my cousin's 16th birthday party. A big crowd at the house!

Yes, his cake is a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, we had already had cake from earlier and then we had a chili dinner with the family, we figured that was he enjoyed..hard part was blowing out all the candles! It was one large flame!

I am working on some of the holiday gift challenges on Splitcoast right now. I have been trying to make a pennant banner for the last couple of days, maybe I can get it done while the boys are at scouts tonight.

I will leave you with the CUTEST picture from yesterday's events. My 18 mo. nephew went missing for about 5 minutes...we found him doing what he loves to do best!! Have a great night!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Inspired by Ali

I loved the Christmas frame Ali Edwards pictured on her blog here Christmas is my favorite time of the year, the smells, the music & the sights!

These frames were so easy and did not take any time at all. My first frame is from last year Stampin' Up! Christmas paper. I made one of the little origami Christmas trees that I had seen on SCS. I stamped one of the little $1 Micheal's stamps (Christmas tree row) and Holiday Hello from Stampin' Up! Circle of Friendship. All the paper was peiced together, they were all scraps that I had in a little baggie.

The second frame is paper from Rob & Bob Studio from Provo Craft. I love their fun and funky Christmas colors. The blues, pinks and greens are awesome in the pack of paper, plus it is only $9.99 for 90 sheets at Michael's! Pretty cool I think. The Joy to the World stamp is from a Inkadinkadoo pack.

Happy Creating!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Craft Fair Goodies

I am FINALLY starting to roll out some goodies for the craft fair! It's about time, the fair is in 1 1/2 weeks! Akk...I better get a move on!

I *heart* craft fair time. I think it is a season in itself. I love seeing what other people make and how they use their creativity. I think it jumpstarts my own!

The frames are from Micheals ($1/each) I coated with mod podge and used it to hold down the Designer Paper from SU! Creative License Simply Scrappin kit. After it was dry I added the embellishments from the stickers inside the kit.

Target had a great deal on Magnetic Acrylic Frames a couple of weeks ago, a 2 pack for 94 cents. I snatched up all they had a used them for the calendars I got at . I ahve used various stamps and paper for these. I tried to make at least 2 of the same design, so just in case I have a favorite, I won't feel so bad about swiping it!

When I sell a set of cards I package them in a plastic card storage
box. I bought these so long ago, I am not sure where they came from! You can usually fit 6 cards in each box if they are not too bulky. I copy the inside sentiment (if there is one) on plain copy paper and insert it in the back so we don't have to keep opening the box for people to see them.

I saw these cute little ornaments on Marah Johnson's blog (look over on the right hand side for link) and thought they were so cool! I loved them. I am making these for my craft fair but secretly hoping they do not sell so I can put them on my daughter's silver feather Christmas tree...I think theat would be ROCKIN'!!!

Hope you all have a great week and happy creating!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Thinking of Selling?

The Stampin' Up! Angel Policy has changed. Now to think of places you can sell cards and things!

I found this information here:

All changes go into effect on 11/15/07.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pretty Papers

Pick a pack of Pretty Papers

This is a new Stampin' Up customer special from November 1 - 30th

Buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and get 1 FREE ($13.50 Value)

No limits and No restrictions

What a great time to stock up on your paper crafting supplies or buy some Christmas gifts for the special crafters in your life.
The Designer Series paper is 12x12 and features patterns printed on both sides. See page 170 to 173 of the Fall & Winter Catalogue and Page 12 & 19 of the Holiday Mini for all the pretty patterned papers to choose from.

Outlaw & Apple Cider Designer Series Paper packs feature warm desert colours and coordinate beautifully with the Boho West collection of stamps (True Friend, Fabulous Flowers, Wanted and Bronc Buster) and accessories.

Brocade Background & Le Jardin Designer Series Paper packs have rich hues that blend beautifully with the Tapestry collection of stamps (Illuminations, Brocade Basics, Baroque Motifs & Sweet Sampler) and accessories.

Notations No. 2 Designer Series Paper will help create colourful and contemporary projects for your corner office.

Holiday Harmony & Wintergreen Designer Series Paper packs are sure to create warm holiday projects.

Prints Designer Series Papers come in 16 of the most popular colours including 4 of this seasons In Colour collection.

Contact me for more information.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Craft Fair Season

I love this time of the year! I get busy doing my craft fair things and gearing up for the holiday season. I wish the weather would cool off here and maybe I could get a better hang on things.

A new Hobby Lobby opened up here this week and I have yet to get there but tomorrow is a new day.

Ok...on with the Frappacino bottles. I saw this adorable snowman on SCS (my FAV site) and I tthought Santa would be great for those filled with some holiday candy and talk about cheap teacher ideas. If you have 4 kids like I do, you have to set a budget for gifts!

I painted the bottles with Santa Red acrylic paint, 2 coats and let dry over night. The black belt belt was ran through a crimper and stuck on with Red Liner Tape. The Liquid Applique works really well on the glass, I was scared that it wouldn't.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Cutest Baby In The World

Well, I didn't get to finish all the challenges on blogspot...but I tried! There are some great creations should check them out at

I was in Cincinnati over the weekend for a PTA conference. If you aren't involoved, you should be! (Partly the reason I didn't finish all the challenges!)

I came home to a one-year old nephew. Isn't he the cutest! I love this little program called Smilebox. Here is a fast little scrapbook I made of him! Thansk for looking!

Birthday Boy
Powered by Smilebox
Click to play Make your own Smilebox

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

**I am not sure what the problem is with the titles on Blogger**

Square cards are my favorite to make!
**Stampin Stuff**
Cardstock - Very Vanilla & Cameo Coral(Stampin Up), DCWV Textured CS, Basic Grey Infuse
Ink - Staz-On Jet Black
Stamps - Its YOur Birthday (Stampin Up) & Rhonna Farrer Flowers
Organdy Ribbon - Stampin Up

Monday, July 09, 2007

2 Days In A Row!

Wow can you believe it...2 days in a row...See what challenges do to me!

This is day 5 of the Caardvark Challenges. They can be found here Today's challenge was to make a card using 5 embellishments, doesn't sound to hard, does it? It's a little tougher than what you thin

The card is straight IRL, I hate the scanner, I really need to charge the digital's battery!
**Stampin' Stuff**

Cardstock: Shimmery White (Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Pick A Petal, Hugs & Wishes (Stampin' Up!)

Ink: Soft Sky(wahoo!) & Real Red (Stampin' Up!)

Accessories: Red Grograin, Clear Button (Stampin' Up!), Rhinestone (Sticko), Stickles (Ranger) & Stick Pin (Heidi Grace)

Thanks for looking & enjoy the challenges!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Cardstock: Stampin Up Very Vanilla, DCWV Textured Cardstock
Stamps: Hugs & Wishes
Ink: Cool Carribean
Accesories: CTMH Brads has been a LONG time since I last posted. I am really going to try to make a go of this blog now!

I have been trying to do all of the challenges posted on . They have been so much fun and interesting. Today's challenge was to make a card with 4 squares, I kind of went overboard and made 7!

Try out the will love them!