Friday, October 26, 2007

It's the little things....

like finding Razzberry M&M's on a trip to the grocery store! Oh HAPPY DAY for me! I was so excited I bought 3 - yes three big bags. My husband just laughed and my girls "think" I'm going to share, well... they may get one or two...M&M's that is. I have to say that I probably won't be too willing to share too many of these... I plan to keep them hidden in my secret stash and only get them out when no one is around! I'm terrible - I know - it is only candy!

onto a crafty thing... the is a little post-it-note holder I made for the teachers at church to say thanks for all they do. I also wanted to show how I mounted my "so many saying" set fro SU (it's a hostes one) I cut them all apart and took off the grey foam and mounted them to some EZ mount like stuff (I don't remember the name) that I got from Lizzie at Lizzie Anne - she's my neighbor --how cool is that! Have you seen that Splitcoast has new member companies and hers is one of them -- check it out , Meredith has a fun sketch challenge listed. Anyway - I love how this turned out, I use this set way more often than I ever would have as a whole. So easy to line up those dots and "ever grateful" along the bottom.
Have a wonderful Halloween weekend!
Supplies: SU Only Orange Paper, misc patterned paper, SU pumpkin pie and chocolate chip ink, SU scallop cirlce punch, 1 1/8" circle punch, and SU Priceless stamp set (loving that one too)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Halloween again!

I am finally getting around to uploading a picture. I don't know where the last week or so went! I feel like I've been super busy, but I couldn't tell you what I've done or that I accomplished anything of significance, other than reading Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. Great Book - read it in one day. This is the card we made at club this month, it is a scratch'n'sniff. It didn't "work" as it was supposed to - I followed the directions but I was doing something wrong. In the end, I stamped the bat in green galore and then colored over it with a versamarker and then sprinkled on the e.p./sugarfree drink mix and heated it. If someone know why it didn't work using a versamark pad (I just got a clear image with a few dots of color) please let me know! This one smells like Lime, the other one we did was grape (switched the purple and green)
(supplies: SU basic black, lovely lilac, whisper white cardstock, lovely lilac, green galore, only orange and whisper white ink, batty for you stamp set, see you around wheel, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle and spiral punch, su green ribbon and misc green fiber)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cleaning Time

I've decided to clean out my stamp drawers to make some room for new rubber! Pleae email me at if you are interested. Here is a list of sets that I'm selling, The price does not include shipping. These are all Stampin' Up sets, all are in great condition:

Smile $6
Smile Accessories $6
Favorite Greetings $10
Miracle of Christmas $8
Sketch It $15
Short Sayings $5
Tag Numbers $10
Peace on Earth $10
Alphadot Alphabet $15
Bitty Bolds $10
Fun Filled $10
Fun in the Sun $15
Petite Patterns $5

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

More Halloween!

I had so much fun making these cute "spooky"'s ! So fun to give as a little Halloween treat! I started with 4" coasters, mod podged paper over them, added my letters (cut with a cricut) then embellished and tied together with fun yarn.

Supplies: SU Batty for you, Booglie Eyes, Misc accents and ribbon. The paper is from a really old paper pack from Joanne's!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Instructions for the Christmas Planner

Good Morning and Happy Friday! I've had a few requests for the instructions for the Christmas Planner so here goes...please let me know if something isn't clear.

Use a plain two pocket file folder, you can remove the three hole tabs with a staple remover if you have them in your file folder. I had a hard time finding them without the tabs. (I used a red folder on the first two photos so it would be easier to see the fold than an all white one, on the final project I used a white one)

Fold the outside edges into the center of the file folder, leaving a gap down the middle. If you do it too close, it won't fold up properly once you get it embellished.

Then decorate as desired. Use an 8 1/2 x 11 peice of card stock and cut it down the middle so you have two peices that are 4 1/4" x 11". Then cut those peices into two pieces that are 4 3/4" x 4 1/2". Use the smaller peices on the bottom pockets and the bigger peices on the top of the folder.

For the front, decorate the back of the second panel from the right in the first picture(see prior post for the fronts). I got the calendar from splitcoast, hmm I'll have to look and see if I can find that again. I saw this idea on splitcoast and put my own little spin on it. If you want it to be a quicker project, use designer or patterned paper. I hope this helps - if you need something else, please let me know!
Supplies: SU In the Spotlight, Sleigh Full of Toys, Snow Flurries, In the Loop alphabet, misc papers and ribbons.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Razzberry M&M's????

A week or two ago, my hubby brought me home M&M's - not just plain M&M's, but Razzberry ones! They were so yummy! And now I want more and I can't find them. If you've seen them, please tell me where to get them!!!!! I know that I want them only because I can't find them. Saturday at one grocery store, I found boxes and boxes of Razzberry M&M's, but nothing was inside of them! I looked through every box on every shelf even if it wasn't the bright raspbeey colored box, hoping one got into another box, but no luck....

Monday, October 1, 2007

A happy/sad day

First the sad part - Little dude went off to her first day of preschool away from home today. I was really excited for her to go, 3 days a week, 3 hours a day... just me and little bit, some bonding time for us and hopefully time for me to get stuff done! But over the weekend, I was a little sad for her to go, who is going to entertain little bit while I shower and get work done. Of course while I was getting little dude ready for schoool, little bit had to do exactly the same things. She needed her hair done, she needed a back pack, and all the rest. Pretty cute, but I think she is going to really miss her big sis.

Onto the happy part, I was somewhat productive over the weekend. I told my mom I'd make her some cards with some new sets. She likes to buy the sets, but I'm ususally the one who uses them. Sorry mom, but it's true... So here they are(sorry the pics are a tad blurry, i'm working on taking better pics):