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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Christmas Stamp Camp--Nov. 7!

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I am finally finished with the projects for my 4th annual Christmas Stamp Camp! I will post a picture of the projects as soon as I find the camera cable to my computer! Ahh! I have looked everywhere!

Date: Saturday, November 7
Time: 9:30 am - 1:30
Cost: $25 and a dish to share
RSVP : November 4

**If I have more than 10 people sign up for camp, I will add a 2nd time as I've done in the past--12:00-3:30.

  • a Christmas Planner
  • Notepad from a file folder
  • Decorative Tile using Stampin' Up's stencils
  • Magnetic Tic Tac Toe
  • a beautiful ornament made from glass microscope slides

This year will be a little different from years past. Instead of me stressing out about providing lunch, we are going to have a potluck! I will provide pop, ice, water, plates, napkins, etc. Everyone else should bring a dish.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Here are the Deals of the Week for this week! Don't miss out. Order before Monday the 26th at 11:50.



Special Price


Basic Jumbo grommets



Mini Library clips



Circle Designer brads



1/2" Library clips


Monday, October 12, 2009

Deals of the Week #2

Oh, my! Such good deals for the BIG SHOT!! I can't believe it.




Regular Price

Special Price



Perfect Setting Bigz XL die





Flower Burst Embosslits die





Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die



Deal ends next Monday, October 19 at 11:50 am! Don't miss out!
Shop at my online store by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Deals of the Week are Back!

Okay, I truly must be living in a cave! I totally missed that Stampin' Up! is offering Deals of the Week in October. I'm so sorry!

So, here's Deal #1:



Special Price


Trio Flower punch



5-Petal Flower punch



My Way punch


So, here's how it works. Deals of the week will be announced by noon on each Monday in October. You have until the following Monday at 11:50 to order the deal (1o minutes before the next deal goes live). You can place your order online through my website: I will do my best to post the Deals of the Week here on my blog each Monday, but you can always find them on my website.

Deals of the Week Dates:

  • Deal #1: Thursday, October 1, 2009---Ends October 12
  • Deal #2: Monday, October 12, 2009---Ends October 19
  • Deal #3: Monday, October 19, 2009---Ends October 26
  • Deal #4: Monday, October 26, 2009---Ends October 31--can order until midnight
This deal #1 will end at 11:50 on Monday, October 12. Don't miss out!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Chocolate for the Teacher

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I made this cute little tin of candy for my son's kindergarten teacher. I found the tin in the Dollar Spot. I used the beautiful Autumn Meadows designer paper from the Holiday Mini to line the bottom. The tag is made from the Stampin' Up! Two Tags die for the Big Shot. I filled the tin with autumn colored Hershey Kisses and Resee Cups.

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I added a pack of 3x3 cards that I made using the Autumn Splendor stamp set also found in the Holiday Mini. The greetings are from the Fundamental Phrases stamp set. You might remember that I made another set of 3x3 cards for the teacher earlier in the school year. I plan on making a set for each season/holiday throughout the year.

Stamps: Autumn Splendor, Fundamental Phrases
Inks: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Autumn Meadows DP (bottom of tin), Very Vanilla
Other: Dusty Durango Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip Striped Ribbon, Linen Thread, Metallic Eyelets,

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Skittles Pouch

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This is a quick and easy little pouch that will hold snack size Skittles, M&M's, and Resee's Cups.


1. Cut an 8 1/2" x 3 1/4" piece of cardstock. Score at 4 and 4 1/2. Fold along score lines.
2. Use Scallop Edge punch along top edges, if desired.
3. Adhere a 3 x 3 1/4" piece of Designer Paper to the front.
4. Use Horizontal Slot punch or a circle punch, to make space to tie your ribbon through/
5. Embellish with stamped image(s) as you wish.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Pencil Holder

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I've made some pencil pouches before that are similar to the pixy stick holder found here, but saw this new version in one of the SU catalogs.

I cut a scallop circle from the large scallop circle die for the Big Shot from the Cast-a-Spell designer paper found in the Holiday Mini. I stamped some images from the Pirate Party stamp set in Basic Gray and Elegant Eggplant ink and layered it with some circle punches. I punched a 1/4" circle at the top and tied my Old Olive 5/8 grosgrain ribbon in a knot. To hold the 3 pencils together, I tied some black gingham ribbon around them. You will want to have your 1/4" hole at the top somewhat close to the top of the pencils so that they don't just fall out of your holder.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

On to Halloween Projects!

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It's that time of year---fall and Halloween time! I am going to share some quick and easy projects that can be made for your your family, co-workers, or as class treats. I haven't decided exactly what I am going to make for Kyle's class this year. Here's a quick project that can be adapted to any size candy bar.

Isn't it cute?! This is a giant Hershey's bar. I wrapped a 6 3/4" x 8" piece of Cast a Spell designer paper (found in the Holiday Mini) around 4.4 oz candy bar. I adhered it with Snail. Now that Kyle is a bit older, I'm finding that I need more "big boy" stamp sets. I bought the set Just Jawing to use when I thought Kyle was having a Pirate party. It can seem a bit "girly", but you can always cover the heart eyes with punched stars or circles.

I colored the eyes with my Elegant Eggplant marker and then added some fun purple glitter from the Fine Cosmo glitter collection. Just be careful where your glue goes because unlike Dazzling Diamonds glitter, the colored glitter is very noticeable!