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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hello Everyone,
   It's been a while since I've posted but the last week of Christmas just got so busy. I didn't even get the 12 weeks of Christmas cards done. hopefully next year. Well Christmas has come and gone and now we're awaiting a New year to begin. We won't do much on new year's eve dinner and an early movie and then home to watch the New year approach if we can stay awake that long. LOL. Fortunately i don't have to work New year's day which means I can sleep in and take down the Christmas stuff. The diner is open but I don't have to work. Yay!
    Here are a couple of Winter Birthday cards I've been working on. I'm into the ww and soft suede lately. I'm trying to keep them sort of simple and under 10 mins. in making.

The supplies for the card to the left

    Stamps: Lovely As A tree, Forest Friends, Teeny tiny wishes.
     Inks: Soft Suede
     Cardstock: WW
     Accessories: Satmping sponges, dimensionals.

 The supplies for the card on the left.

    Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Serene Snowflake, Hugs and Wishes
    Inks: Soft Suede  
    Cardstock: Soft Suede on the outside layer which doesn't show up on the picture at all, I don't know why, and WW.
    Accessories: Stampin Sponges, creative memory cutting system ovals, SU pearls, soft Suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon(retired)
    I hope you and your family have a  very Happy  and safe new year. Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice evening . Til next time.
Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Snowman Soup and treat bags

 Hello Everyone,
       Feeling a lot better and have been busy finishing up my projects for this holiday season which is in it's final week.Shopping is just about done, I do have a couple of last minute gifts I need to pick up. This is one of the treat bags that I am making to hand out to some of the regulars we have that come to the diner. Also on the bottom is the Snowman Soup that my downline taught at my last Christmas stamp class. I also am making at least 25 of these for the regular customers, some customers will get the nugget treat bag and some of them will receive the snowman soup treat bag.
The poem on the snowman soup is on the back of the hot cocoa reads
     Heard you've been good this year
     always glad to hear it.
     With freezing weather drawing near,
     You'll need to warm the spirit.
      So here's a little snowman soup,
                                                                    complete with stirring stick, snowballs,
                                                                    and kisses from Frosty.
                                                                    Just add hot water, sip it slow,
                                                                    it's sure to do the trick.

The recipe for the nugget treat bag is as follows.
Clear pretzel bags from craft store.
Stamps: Bells and Boughs
Inks: Old Olive.
Cardstock: Jolly Holiday dsp, Cherry Cobbler,Very Vanilla
Accessories: Lg Oval punch, Decorative Label punch, Hershey Nuggets of coarse.

Snowman Soup recipe
Stamps: Cold Play (retired), Whimsical Alphabet upper case (retired).
Inks:  Basic Black, Garden Green, Real red
Cardstock: Garden green, WW.
Accessories: Tag corner punch

      Thanks for visiting. Have a good evening. Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winter Birthdays

Hi Everyone,

   Here it is Sat, and Christmas is only 2 weeks away. I'm still working on Christmas cards, but I also belong to the RAK Birthday Committee on SCS and needed to make birthday cards for the Dec. Birthdays. Here is my card for the Winter birthdays and I also have my mom and my son's girlfriend's birthday in Jan, so I decided to make the same card for them as well. This card is really simple. I have 6 of these made.

Supplies for this card 
Stamps: Sincere Salutations.
Inks: versa mark
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Shimmery White
Accessories: Northern Flurry EB folder, Kraft taffeta Ribbon ( also known as crumb cake) Big Shot, Silver EB powder,and rhinestones from SU. Heat tool.
Thanks for looking. I'm off  to get our Christmas tree. Have a great afternoon. Til next time.
Happy Stamping


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Week 10

Hello everyone,
    Little by little I'm feeling better and my voice is coming back. Spent the afternoon bringing my younger so K.j. to wal-mart and best buy. He's been working and saving money for a laptop and he finally earned enough to pay for everything he wanted to go with the laptop and the lap top with money still in the bank to spare. I'm proud of him. That's what he's doing now playing with the laptop.
   Here is week 10 Christmas card.


 Stamps: Bells and Boughs.
 Inks: Cherry cobbler.
 Card stock: Soft Suede, Crumb cake, Cherry Cobbler,Deck the Halls DSP.
Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Scallop Oval punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Victorian Crochet ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by,have a good evening. Til next time,
Happy Stamping

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hello everyone,
   I'm just getting in from a busy day. I've been going since 8:30 this morning and now am home and dinner is on, unfortunately I have to go out again at 7:00 for a meeting. So this will be quick. I hope I get home for Glee it's a Christmas one this week. Anyways here is Christmas card week 9.
Stamps: Old ST Nick, Forest Friends, Lovely as A tree.Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Basic Gray, Early espresso,
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Candy cane DSP, Garden green. WW.
Accessories:  Stampin markers, Baja Breeze, Garden Green,Pumpkin Pie. Crystal Effects and dazzling Diamonds which shows up as a funny color on my scan. The sparkle looks better in real life. I think I'll sponge the sky with Baja breeze it looks very white not much color. Got to go time to get dinner ready. Thanks for stopping by, Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ice cream cone ornament

Hello everyone,
     I'm still under the weather but feeling a little better. Yesterday I worked and felt pretty lousy luckily I have the next two days off. We also had our Christmas stamping class/party. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves despite my coughing and hoarse voice. This is the Christmas ornament we made using an ice cream cone and the candy cane fabric. We also made a snowman soup packet that my down line had brought.  I'll post that soon too.We had our Yankee swap and everyone was happy with what they received. The supplies I used for this ornament was minimal actually.
Stamps: none
cardstock: real Red
Inks: none
Accessories: Ice Cream cone, Candy cane fabric, paper clip,Victorian crochet ribbon and stickey strip.
Thanks for stopping by and your comments. Have a good evening.Til next time.
Happy Stamping

Friday, December 3, 2010

Joy Wall hanging

Hello everyone,
   It's Dec. Christmas is nearing quickly. I still need to  make the rest of my Christmas cards and treats. I've been under the weather for almost three weeks, I got rid of a cold or something for about 2 days and here I am with another .I'm very tired all the time for my body is trying to fight off these cold like symptoms. All I want to do is sleep it makes it hard when I have so much to do before the holiday. I have a Christmas class/party on Sun for my girls I sure hope I feel better by then. Here is a wall hanging that I made using the big shot scallop square two sizes die and the Candy cane DSp.
Supplies I used.
Stamps: Pure and Simple lower case alphabet letters(retired)
Cardstock:  Baja breeze,Candy cane DSP, Blushing Bride, Real red.
Inks: Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot two sizes Scallop Square, 1 inch circle punch, Polka Dot red Grosgrain Ribbon, Stickey Strip. 
We were going to make this in the class along with the ice cream cone ornament but I have another surprise instead,we'll make that and the ice cream ornament which I will be posting real soon. I have it made I just need to upload it . Thanks for visiting, Have a great evening. Til next time.
Happy Stamping