Thursday, December 31, 2009

Stop # 19 of the 2010 Occasions Mini Blog Hop!!!

Happy New Year! and welcome to the 2010 Occasions Mini Blog Hop brought to you by Stampin' Addicts. This Blog Hop will feature sneak peaks of the stamp sets and accessories found in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog, and will run from January 1st through January 3rd. There are a total of 23 stops on this Hop, they link to each other, so it doesn't matter where you start, you'll end up back where you began. If you have been following the Blog Hop in order you've just been to Sara's Blog "Lily's Ink Pad" and have viewed her fun creations using the stamp set Fox and Friends. I have chosen the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper and the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt to use on my projects and I've got some Blog Candy for you, be sure and read the whole post! So lets get started.
First off is a little notebook I altered along with a mini clipboard. I can already tell I'm going to need more of this paper! Good thing it comes in a pack of 48 sheets! The stamp set I used to accent my clipboard was Great Friend. I also used the wide striped Old Olive ribbon for accents. The fringe on the mini clipboard is made by cutting down length ways on your ribbon. Then all you do is simply start pulling. Check back in a couple of days and I'll post a picture of how it's done.
Next I altered a tin, made a card, and altered another mini clipboard, this time using the stamp set For All You Do. I love this new DSP and the felt pieces! I think the felt pieces would make really cute little barrette accents too!
Close up of the tin. No stamping here! So if you like to just cut and paste, this project is for you!

Close up of the simple card and mini clipboard.
Be sure and leave me a comment to register for some Blog Candy which is the Memo Pad and Mini Clipboard I altered in my first picture. Well that's it, thanks for stopping by and now on to your next stop. To view Heather's Blog click here. Heather is showcasing the new chipboard books. So be sure and hop on over and take a look.

2010 Occasions Mini Blog Hop!!!

Mark your calendar for January 1-3; that’s when Stampin’ Addicts presents their 2010 Occasions Mini Blog Hop.
This hop features 23 SA members, each showcasing a different item from SU’s 2010 Occasions mini. Stamp sets, designer papers, Sizzix dies, punches–our ladies have fun and fresh ideas to share for all this and more!
Dedicated to all things Stampin’ Up, Stampin’ Addicts offers SU-oriented galleries, challenges and special events. Membership is free of charge, and is open to Stampin’ Up fans everywhere.
Want to check it out? Just click here and tell ‘em Twila sent you!

Update on My Mom

Just wanted to update everyone on mom. We brought her home Christmas Day, and she is doing great! I can not believe just how great she is doing! She is staying by herself at night now and I've been just going up in the daytime and fixing her meals and helping her with daily things. Thanks for all you prayers!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Going to be Gone

Hello everyone, just wanted to let everyone know I'm going to be gone for a couple of days, while my mom has bypass surgery. Not a very good Christmas present but the alternative isn't very pretty either. Please keep her in your prayers and I'll try and post again on Sunday or Monday. Have a nice week-end.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Birthday Wrap and a Gift Card

Actually this is Stampin' Up Christmas Wrap from a couple of years ago, but I use this paper to wrap birthday and baby gifts in. I wish they would come out with different paper every year, I just love it, it's really nice paper!Birthday present I wrapped with SU paper and a small gift card.
I used the stamp set called Party Hearty for my little card. Colors of paper and ink I used were Close to Cocoa and Bashful Blue, then I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the icing.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Some Christmas Gifts

Hey there everyone, can you believe it, I'm posting today! Talk about busy! Here are some gifts that were my favorites at our Church Ladies Fellowship Christmas party last night. We always have so much fun. We can make a gift or bring one and on the outside of the package find a scripture that will give a clue to what's inside. Then we draw numbers and go in order and of course you want #1 because you get to pick from it all when it's done. I got #2 sooo I didn't end up with what I really wanted but I got a really pretty angel necklace with earings to match. Anyway here we goooooooooo....

This was the project I made our SU calendar papers added to some of our SU blocks. This was a total CASE from TIffany's Blog "My Crafty World". So thank you Tiffany you were a life saver.
After I finished this I really didn't want to give it up, but I did, now to order some more calendars and blocks!!!

This is Becky Bellinger and she is holding the gift she actually got to keep! Your so lucky Becky! Her sister Jennifer Young had altered this for her gift. She took an old window and painted part of it with the blackboard paint, corked the other side, used scrabble tiles to spell notes and added a couple of clothespins to the side. What's funny is Becky had put the little green box in a garage sale and Jennifer had ask her if she could have it. LOL to funny! Glad you ended up with it Becky!
This last gift was the one Becky altered using a photo box. It was mine for about 1 minute! I told you I got #2! ): Anyway she used an old cookbook to make the dividers and them old recipes and magazines to cover the outside. It was really neat! Hope you all have a great day, I've gotta go do some Christmas cards and put up my tree, you heard right, MY TREE IS NOT UP YET!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Very Busy...

Sorry I haven't been posting anything, I've just been way to busy. My mom is scheduled to have 4 bypasses done on Dec. 18 and we are just trying to get a lot done between know and then. She is doing fine and actually to look at her you would never guess that she need open heart surgery so I guess that's why it's called the secret killer of woman, it's by the grace of God that they just happened to find that she had blockages. No chest pain, just has been tired and kinda dizzy sometimes for about a year. This will fix her up and she'll be ready to go! Please keep her in your prayers this coming Friday and that she'll get to come home on the 23rd.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Last Daily Post for the Month of November

So this is my last post for the month. I can't believe I've posted each day for the last 30 days! I think there were only 3 days I didn't post a project. Not to bad. Well all along I thought I'd post something super for the last day, but I'm way to busy and tired to be crafty so I'm just going to leave you with a beautiful CASE that I found from Teneale Williams. Such a pretty card.

This card uses the stamp sets Snow Swirled & (can't think of the other one right now).
Card stock: Sahara Sand & WW
Inks: Sahara Sand Classic & White Craft
White Satin Ribbon

Thanks for checking in and see you next month, tomorrow! Can't wait The year end Blowout U-Stamp starts tomorrow!!! Wonder what Dawn has in store for us!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Post # 29 for the month of November, With a Holiday Line-Up Card

I've seen so many cute cards using this set, so here's my version using the reindeer stamp.
Holiday Line-Up & Teenie Tiny Wishes
I used Crystal Effects and some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter for Rudolph's nose.
1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches
Real Red, Chocolate Chip, & WW card stock
Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper
Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Creamy Carmel, Close to Cocoa, Soft Suede, & Real Red Markers
and the stamp set Sparkly & Bright for the inside.
Our Crafty Christmas Smorgasbord was a huge hit! Theresa Greene was the big winner of the night winning the big pile of goodies. Thanks to everyone who attended!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Ok, this post isn't much just to say I'm way to busy to post, still cutting card stock for our Crafty Christmas tomorrow. So I'll have lots of pictures to post in the next couple of days. Back to cutting.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Post #27!!! with a Couple of 3 x 3's!

Here's a couple of tag cards that will be available to make at our Crafty Christmas event Sunday.Santa Tag
Penguin Tag
These are a lot of fun to make using Stampin' Up Punches. The card ideas came from Mercedes Weber who posted a class making these two tags and two others. Pretty darn cute!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

As I begin today, I remind myself of all the things I am thankful for, and here's the top 10:
  1. God, with him there is meaning to life.
  2. Jesus, without him there is no after life.
  3. Freedom of Choice (maybe to much freedom?)
  4. The men and women who died protecting our Country and the people who still protect it.
  5. Family
  6. Friends
  7. Home
  8. Food
  9. Clothing
  10. Doctors

Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving. I will be enjoying Thanksgiving with my family at my house this year and I'm fixing the turkey. First time for me cooking a turkey, so we'll see how that goes. Gotta go clean of the dinning room table as it is covered with stampin stuff,(imagine that!)LOL See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

U-Stamp Year End Blowout with Dawn and Friends!

Do you like to have fun making new things and meeting new people in the stampin world? Then it's time for you to sign up for the next U-Stamp with Dawn! Hurry it starts December 1st! For just $24.95 you get tutorials and ideas which come with wonderful directions that you can print out or save to a cd. What a deal! and you get 30 different projects! (one each day for a month) plus you get access to the gallery where everyone post their creations that they have made using the patterns provided, so that's more ideas! I hope you can join us for another fun month with Dawn and friends! Click on the link to the left to sign up! Dawn has made it super easy and you won't regret it, I promise! See you on U-Stamp!

Stamp A Stack Card #1

Kelly and I are doing a Stamp a Stack this Sunday from 2:30-5:30pm at the Bank of Lawrence County, if your not busy come on over! We'll have 14 different projects to do and they are just $1.00 each make as many or as little as you want, come and go as you please. Bring your own adhesive if you have some, glue, snail or double stick tape.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I'm 24 for 24 Today with a Cute Little Desk Calendar!

Today I've got a desk calendar to share with you. This idea came from one of the swaps I received at regionals...and I can't find my swap to tell you who's it was! All I could find was a picture in my files of it. So I made up my own measurements, which I think looks pretty close.Here's what I used: for the base a piece of Kraft card stock 6"x 11", I scored it at 4 1/2", 5 1/2", & 6 1/2", I guess I should have shown a side view. It makes a triangle, then you tie it together at the top. I used the small window punch for the top hole.
Other Card stock: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, and WW
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Versamark
Stamp Sets: Of the Earth (Hostess Set) & Refuge and Strength
Punches: Wide Oval and the Curly Label Punch
Other: Big Shot and Backgrounds #1

Monday, November 23, 2009

Big Online Sale Going on at Stampin' Up!

Today's post is just to let you know SU has a big sale going on right now. You can click over to the left on the Sale sign and it will take you to the SU sight. I couldn't figure out how to make it go to my demo site, so if'd you'd like to put me as your demo when you order that would be great. Still don't have much time to post about the craft fair results.(which weren't really that great). We are still in the fields trying to finish up with corn and I'm trying to clean house for fmaily coming over on Thanksgiving and try to come up with some ideas for a Christmas Stamp-a-Stack on Sunday! But I'm sure everyone is as busy. Always something to do, but never forget to give thanks to God for giving us the chance to be so busy! Have a nice evening everyone.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Candy Cane Thank You's

This is another idea I got from Becky Roberts. She had fixed small candy canes to give out to the people who stopped by her craft fair booth, and I thought what a great idea!Here's just some singles for thank you for stopping by.
Here's some I packaged to sell in fours and...

... in 8's. Sometimes you just need a little something for a lot of people. By the way this is post number 22 on day 22!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pepperment Snowflakes

I got this idea, in fact it's a CASE from Becky Robert's Blog. I'm telling you that lady is really creative! I've done the pepperment patties before but loved the snowflake idea.

Made these using the 3/4", 1", and the Scallop Circle Punches and the Snowflake Punch. Stamp set used was Delightful Decorations. Colors are Real Red, Old Olive, and WW.A basket full of Chocolate mints!

Friday, November 20, 2009

I Went to the Animal Fair...

The Birds and Beasts were there... Here's some of the comp books I altered for the craft fair using Tall Tales DSP. I also made matching pens to go with them.

Had a long day, I'll talk more tomorrow...have a good evening everyone.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Altered Mini Comp Books for Post #19!

Here's a picture of some mini comp books I altered to sell at the craft fair tomorrow. WIsh me luck! Hopefully everyone is in the Holiday mood! I'm gettin' there!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sparkly & Bright!

Here's a package of 4 tea lights w/a pack of matches. I got the idea to stamp on the tea lights from the last U-Stamp. Thought this would make a great craft fair item. We'll see.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Another Craft Fair Item

Holiday Pencils w/toppersOne item I think goes over really big at craft fairs are Holiday pencils w/toppers. Halloween or Christmas they seem to be a big hit. I sell these 2 for $1.00. The stamp set I used for the Santa is Sparkly and Bright, the penguin is an incentive stamp I've had for awhile. Punches I used were 1 1/4", 1 3/8", and the scallop circle punch oh and I used the 1/4" punch for the ball on Santa's hat. SU markers and the white unigel pen were used to add color. Catch you tomorrow.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Craft Fair Items

I can't believe it's time for Christmas Craft Fairs again! Wow the year has really flown by. I've got one to set up at on friday so I need to get started on some things, don't you think? lol

These little tins filled with m&m's are always a big hit. I sell them for $1.00 so usually everyone picks up a couple.
Side view.

The Rudolph one will have red hots in it. I saw this idea on someones blog, sorry I can't remember who it was, but I thought it was a really cute idea, they had something written about extra noses enclosed. Have a great day and I'll see you back tomorrow.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ornament Punch Card in Red & White

Ok, so today's post is a case of a swap I received at Regionals.

This card uses the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, the Ornament Punch, White Gel Pen, and the set Berry Christmas. It's a fun card to make and I think the result is certanly a wow. See you tomorrow.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

3 x 3 Christmas Cards

Hey everyone this is November 14th and my 14th post for the month! Today's offering is a couple of 3 x 3 cards I made for a swap over at Stampin' Addicts. What a great swap it was! Here's one I made using the Dasher stamp.
and the other one I made using the Berry Christmas set I received at Regionals.

Friday, November 13, 2009

And the Winner is...

Ok so it's time to let you know how much ribbon was in the jar and there was 120 feet! So the winner is Project Create with a guess of 76 feet. Congrats to you! Please contact me so I can send out your ribbon. You'll have two weeks to do so. Thanks for playing everyone. Have a great Friday the 13th!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Easy Christmas Card, and I'm 12 for 12!

I just love Stampin' Up's new Ornament Punch, if you haven't gotten one yet, what are you waiting for, I can certainly fix you up with one!This card is made using the Ornament Punch, Big Shot, Petals a Plenty Impressions Folder, White Gel Pen, Platnum Shimmer Paint, Real Red & WWhite cardstock and SU ribbon. Love the shimmer paint and this impressions folder!!! Gotta run. Oh remember tomorrow is Friday the 13th and I'll reveil the winner of the blog candy, so get busy and leave your guess!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Super Excited!

I just found out I won a free stamp set over at Stampin Addicts during their Gussy Up the Gallery contest, Gotta love free stamps. Sorry no pictures today. Way to busy, had to work and had a workshop at my house when I got home. Good thing Robin was the Hostess, because I had no time to fix food! I'll post some stuff tomorrow. Promise.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Today I'm 10 for 10!

I took a challenge over at Stampin' Addicts during the month of November to post each day, and I'm proud to say that this is day 10 and my 10th post! I'm doin' good! Today's post shows what the inside of the tag tins looked like. I made a divider for the tags to help keep them from getting all messed up.

Inside view of tin with divider and tags
This is some of the tag samples I made to get the ladies started. We all had a great time. See you tomorrow. Oh and don't forget to guess how much ribbon is in the jar a coupl of post back! Have a great day!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Butterfly Tin

My favorite stamp set (for know) Flight of the Butterfly and my favorite DSP Cottage Wall! Life couldn't get much better, plus it was packed with small Dove Chocolate Squares! (better yet) This was my other item for our family reunion silent auction Saturday night.
Don't forget the Blog Candy a couple of posts down!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Couple of Altered Compbooks

This one made with SU's Thoroughly Modern DSP.

and SU's Tale Tales DSP for this one.
I made these and altered a tin for our family reunion silent auction.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Ok, here's a little blog candy. Does anyone like ribbon? Tell me how many feet of ribbon in the jar and closest guess wins the ribbon.(jar not included) United States residents , please. I'll leave this open until Friday, November13, and then I'll reveil the winner. You'll have 2 weeks to contact me with your info, after that I'll take the next closest. Thanks for playing.

Friday, November 6, 2009

C is For Cookie...

This is my latest U-Stamp project.

These cappussino containers are the perfect size to put a little stack of cookies in and give to someone special. I've used some of SU's retired Christmas DSP called Dashing on this project.
Hope everyone has a good day, gotta run. See you tomorrow.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dawn's Holiday U-Stamp Link

Hi there, some of you have been asking where the link is to the projects I've been making. So now it's at the top of my blog on the left hand sign. Just click on it and it should take you there. The class fee is $24.99 and although it ends November 13 Dawn has made it so you can go back and get the projects and tutorials that have been posted every day since it began on October 16! and the sight will be up for months after it ends for you to go back too. You can print them out or download them to a disk, or save them to your computer. Among the very talented designers are two of my favorites, Linda Hanson and Becky Roberts and they have got some great ideas this time around! There is also a gallery for you to post your creations that you make using the tutorials provided, so that's more ideas! You can chat and meet some new friends from all over the world! and Dawn has prizes to give away too! Oh did you know that Dawn was the #1 Demonstrator of the year this year! Way to go Dawn! Ok, I'm done yapping. Hope to see you there!

The Little Mermaid & Mr Lady Bug

Isn't she just the cutest mermaid ever! This is my great niece and she wanted to be a mermaid for Halloween (she's only 2!) so of course Aunt Twila made her a mermaid costume. I thought it turned out pretty good...She loved it, and really that's all that matters.( :

Mermaid Addi
Hey, who stepped on my fin?

and this is my great nephew Asher and he was a Lady Bug, you won't get him to do that in a couple of years. (although he makes a cute one)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas Tag Tin #2

Another Tag Tin, same style different color. I love the Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper from Stampin' UP! You can see the embossing a lot more on the top of this tin.Top View
Side View

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas...

This is my 3rd day in a row to post! I think I'm doin' good. This tin is part of a project the ladies at my church will be doing next Monday night during Make-It Take-It with Twila. During November it's my job to do the program for the night. So here is part of it. It's a tin to hold Christmas tags. Now I haven't got my tags made yet so you'll have to check back in a couple of days to see them. Mean time, enjoy pictures of the tin.

This tin is altered using some of the retired Christmas DSP, which I just happened to have 3 packs of because I loved it so much! and I used my BS, Large Polka dot Background, and the 2 Christmas sizzlets from the mini and the Christmas level 2 Hostess stamp set.
Top View
Side View
That's it for today, see you tomorrow. Gotta go mow my yard while the sun is shinning!