Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Six more days to go before Christmas - are you ready? Well, if you ask me, I am not so ready….. It has been crazy busy the last couple weeks… what with the girls, their school projects, and their after school activities. I have been up late a few nights also… working on my projects! Last night, the children’s choir at church had their concert (my oldest daughter plays the flute)! The children have practiced and worked hard… I thought I’d give them some treats (for all 22 of them!) See my picture. I used Kay’s milk carton creation; and gosh, when all those cardstock and ribbons and stamps were assembled, they sure looked delectable and hard to resist! The name tags were made using MS Word (font: Dauphin) and punched out with the small SU oval punch.
For my middle daughter’s giveaways, I bought twenty big Hershey bars and wrapped them in bright non-SU Christmas giftwrap. The red/blue/yellow/green giftwrap was for the boys; the pastel colored giftwrap was for the girls. (Do you recognize the poinsettia tags from my previous post? I love how the SU colors match even non-SU material). I am proud to say that my daughter’s classmate got giddy with what they received; some did not wait for dismissal and ate their bars at lunchtime! Hahaha. Here is how they look:
I know, I know. I’m tooting my own horn because I feel so proud of myself… For having survived the flurry of activities that come before my kids’ school winter break. Imagine, between yesterday and today, I gave away 22 carton treats for the choir kids, 20 wrapped big Hershey bars for my daughter’s second grade class, and 10 holiday treat boxes for ten different teachers.
The directions on how to make holiday treat boxes are on my friend Kay’s blog. Check it out. Really simple but comes out truly great! In my case I put round-shaped brownies inside cellophane bags. You can also put other things in there….
Look at my boxes below - aren't they pretty?
So am I done yet? Nope! I still have 10 holiday treat boxes to make for my neighbors, and a variety of monogram cards to stamp for my husband's family! You might think I'm crazy or something for putting myself thru this. But you know what, I'm actually having FUN! It's my favorite time of the year... Christmas ... when I can share what I have to people I care about... and sharing all these goodies made from Stampin' Up materials sure makes me feel great! And to hear the compliments from friends - that's simply priceless!
Thanks for stopping by...
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
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Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Happy Friday! Whenever I stamp, I end up with lots of scrap paper… you know, those itty bitty pieces of cardstock and DSPs that I don’t seem to know what ever project I can use them on coz well, they’re itty bitty…. Does that ever happen to you? Yesterday I was on a roll… and made two cards that used a lot of my scraps. Yayy for me! While the sketches are not my original designs, I have to say that these sketches are very versatile. Just substitute the DSPs or cardstocks of your choice, scrap or not, and there… you get a new card!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Just look at this ADORABLE pumpkin! Wouldn’t it be fun to give this out as treats to your children, to your friends, or your officemates? Fill them up with your favorite candy or eraser or chocolate kisses… and voila! You have an instant treat!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Oh the cards I can make with Stampin' Up's BATTY UP FOR YOU stamps! Hi, you are looking at my version of a Handmade Accordion Card for Halloween. When folded, this card measures 3" by 6"; and when spread out, it measures 3" by 11" - lots of room for you to add messages/sentiments or even tiny pictures everywhere! The main cardstock is Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie. The designer series papers (DSP) are from SU's Ghostly Greetings set. The belly band (the one used to close the card) is made from Stampin' Up Basic Black cardstock and was punched with the Scallop Edge Punch. The scallop flower is also Pumpkin Pie layed with Basic Black; used 2 different SU circle punches. The stamped bat is from SU's Batty For You while the sentiment "Happy Boo To You" is from SU's retired BOOGLIE EYES. Again, this card measure size 3” by 6” when folded
Hi, you are looking at my version of 10 Handmade Halloween Lollipop Covers. Each fabulous cover holds a standard size flat lollipop and measures approximately 3" by 3". I used Stampin' Up cardstock in Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Basic Black. The scalloped center image is from Stampin' Up's BATTY FOR YOU with the pumpkin and the words "You Light Up The Place with that Smile on your Face" around it. I used 4 different SU punches: the scallop circle, the 1 3/8" circle, the 1/1/4" circle, and the slit punch. Inside the lollipop cover, I stamped "Happy Boo To You" from SU's retired Booglie Eyes set.
In accordance with Stampin’ Up’s Angel Policy, I have used the appropriate stamp as signature on the back of the cards.
The background paper is pieced and carefully balanced in color and shapes! The stamped images are stamps by Stampin Up. These cards are so Adorable it can be a nice give away for friends, simply as a gift or just because cards!! The inside of the card is blank where you may write any sentiments you may wish. The colors of this card are hot pink, celery green, and white. This 3-dimensional card measures 5.5 x 4.25 inches. Layers of stampin up paper are very secured!! Each individual cards with envelopes are in a clear re-sealable cellophane bag. Only the finest paper-crafting materials are used, including 100 lb. heavyweight cover stock, Stampin' Up! Ink.