Monday, August 30, 2010

Birthday Bars

I saw these done at convention in July and of course had to buy the die Basic Birthday (119278) to make my own. I have used up some retired papers to make these. If you have ever thought about buying the Big Shot I am tell you that it is one of the best purchases I have made. Just love all the things you can make. Yes it is expensive but I sure use mine. and so can my grandchildren it sure is easy to entertain them with this machine.. and they have so much fun... Thanks for stopping by we are into September tomorrow. soon school will start time for a workshop give me a call.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Awash with Flowers

Hello all I certainly don't know where this month has gone. But here we are the 28th of August and this is the last day of OUR Corn and Apple festival. It is a very large street fair and our little town swells with people from all over.. Up to 40,000.00 people come and get free corn and apple cider that's a lot of corn to cook as you can eat as many as you want and of course it is all free.. Not a lot of free out there anymore. It seems as soon as this weekend is over the weather turns and we know fall is coming..
I really like this card it is my style it is for a up coming workshop the saying can be changed easily.. The set Awash with Flowers (117062) is on page 99. I used Concord Crush paper and ink one of this years in colors, with Very Vanilla. Two punches Oval large (119855) and Scallop Oval (119856) found on page 201 and 202 of the main catalogue.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

More Candles for Halloween

I used more retired rub-ons here and the Bitty Bat punch again, the candle's are larger I think that's enough Halloween for now this after all only August. It just that those special days seem to just appear and you have to start early if you want a few projects made.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Grape Jelly

Well I dressed up the Apricot and the Strawberry Jam so had to do the same with Grape. The grapes are from a very retired set can't even remember the name. I did use the new 1 1/2 Circle punch (120906) from the up coming Holiday Mini. The grapes I colored with in-color Concord Crush and Always Artichoke. Think I am done making jam and jelly this season but we are heavy into tomato sandwiches.. Nothing better than from the garden..... thanks for stopping by..

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rub-ons / Halloween Candles

Hello these I made with retired Rub -ons for the art center I did use the Bitty Bat punch (119279 from page 200 of the Idea Book and Catalogue.
They were fun to make and easy as well.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Halloween milk cartons

Hello I made these little cartons up for the Art Center here in town. I usually put everything in bags because of people handling the product...and I forgot to take pictures before I bagged them up...Of course the big shot was used to make the cartons with Mini Milk Carton Die (117310) page 209 , the set Got Treats (119114) page 55, Bitty Bat Punch (119279) page 200 and of course some mini Library Clips (109857) page 187. These little cartons are so fun can hardly wait to get started on Christmas one's....Thanks for stopping by

Friday, August 20, 2010


Hello I have been cleaning my stamp room and going through a lot of unfinished projects. Here is one from a convention shoe box project that Karen and JoAnn put on ... it was much easier to put together than I thought. I haven't added any pictures to it and might not for a bit as this calendar will work for several years. My stamp room looks much neater for now I really didn't throw much out made a box up for my granddaughter to pick through.. I did find a few things I forgot I had that seems to always happen. Is that a sign of having to much.... I don't think soooooooooooooo one can never have to much right....

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Owl punch / candy box

I have been using some of my retired product on little boxes. This one holds six choclate pieces. I used the owl punch (118074) page 200 and the Just for you is from the stamp set Oval All (113790) page 128. then added a bit of ribbon and the leaf Little Leaves (114511) page 210. I take these to our local Art Center..a good way to use up retired product

Monday, August 16, 2010

Peaceful Season ( upcoming set) hostess

Hello it is never to early to start making things for Christmas craft shows. I made these little boxes using the Big Shot (113439) page 204 and the Fancy Favor Die (115965) page 208. We were each the recipient of the New Hostess Level 2 set at convention Peaceful Season I really like this set was so pleased to get it. You can get it by hosting a workshop call or email me for more information.
I used up some retired DSP for this project it is nice as when you take out the little bag of goodies the inside of the container is also beautiful paper. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Flower for all Seasons

This picture looks a bit blurry but it is really cute. It uses the set A Flower for all Seasons (111592) page 107 main catalogue. The over hang is made with the Word Window Punch (119857) page 203. L Puccio made this card thanks for swapping with me .

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Recipe Box

Another thing I did at convention was join a shoe box swap with Karen P and Joanne T. This was one of the projects we did isn't it cute. If you are interested in creating one of these at a class give me a call and if I have enough interest we can make them... Thanks for stopping by.........

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Welcome Christmas

Welcome to my blog... This is another card I made for a sign up Christmas swap at convention in July. This uses the set Welcome Christmas (118736) found on page 37 of the main catalogue. I used Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler paper.. The silloettes are embossed with black. I also used the Big shot Top Note die (113463) page 207 and the Folder Petals-a-Plenty (116824) page 214, The Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch (119275) page 200 was the final touch. As you can see the also has a bit of a different fold of the base card. Took some time but I really got some nice cards in return with this swap..

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Awash with Flowers

Good morning here is another swap I received from Convention 2010 this one was done by Terri Brennan. She has used Glossy White card stock (102599) page 170 main catalogue, that is what makes it so bright the stamp sets Awash with Flowers (117062) page 99 and the Hostess level one set Because I Care (118384) page 11. You could earn this set for hosting a workshop. Two punches
Oval Lg (119855) and Scallop Square (119856) found on page 201-01 of the main catalogue. It is really pretty thanks for swapping Terri.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Homemade / Just Believe

Hi a week or so ago I made strawberry jam and decorated the jars. Now I did Apricot and did the front again. Using Homemade (116978) page 18 and Just Believe (116948) page 109 of the main catalogue. These were fun and thought it would dress up the jars a bit...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mother Goose Shoe

Hi isn't this just the cutest shoe. It was a swap I received from Convention 2010 that I attended in Salt Lake City Utah. One of the great things is to swap cards. Lynn Pratt made this one I think it is adorable and sure reminds me of The Old Lady who lived in a Shoe.... Thanks for stopping by I will post more swaps over the next few weeks.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Just Believe / Bird Punch

This isn't a very good picture but I needed a Sympathy card so this is what I came up with. I used Just Believe stamp set (116948), page 109 and Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370), page 157 and the Two Step Bird Punch (117191), page 202. Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, and Daffodil Delight, Versa Mark ink and or paper were used.. It really looks better in person. Thanks for stopping by.....

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Have a Great Long weekend / Hostess special for August

Hello everyone. Here in Canada it is a holiday weekend August first is a civic holiday and will be celebrated tomorrow on the 2nd. for most. This weekend has given me a bit of time to look through my many swaps from Convention, put those suitcases away again. and finally unwind a bit. Had a dear friend pass away at the young age of 63, we had not been close the last few years but had for many years. Made me think a bit and may just email a bit more to some old friends. Moving away should not stop a friendship not with computers, texting (I don't know how) and cheap phone rates...
I have worked on my display boards today, did my pre- order for the upcoming holiday mini can hardly wait to play when the product arrives.
I added a new button about the HOSTESS SPECIAL for the month of August if you are wanting to get in on the extra benefits phone or email me, so we can set a date for you.