Saturday, November 22, 2014

Online Extravaganza

The Online Extravaganza starts on Monday! Be sure to check my store here on Monday to see all the great 'deals'! Remember, these items are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so if there's anything that you 'need' for yourself or for Holiday gifts, be sure to place your order early! Last day to order is Dec. 2.

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time....Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

November 'Extras'

These are some of the 'extras' from the Shoebox Swap.
 This is a cute little box that Jen designed and brought for everyone. Below is what was inside! Thanks, Jen!

 The above card was an 'extra' that Dawn brought for all of us. I love the design and the colors. Now I may have to purchase the All is Calm DSP. I was trying to not buy more DSP to 'hoard'! Thanks, Dawn.
The above card was an 'extra' that Jen brought for all of us. Love, love, love that it is so 'cheerful'. Thanks Jen for designing and bringing this wonderful card.

Friday, November 14, 2014

November Swaps

Sorry it took me so long to get the cards from our monthly swap posted. I have been extremely busy with some fun Holiday crafting! I won't be posting the results of that crafting until after Christmas, so I hope that the wait is worth it.

The following cards were designed by the ladies that come to my monthly Shoebox Swap. This month we did Christmas cards. They were all lovely, even though some of them used retired stamps (I know I have a ton of retired Holiday stamp sets, so maybe you'll be inspired to dust off those older stamps).

Designed by Jen

Designed by Jeri

Designed by Dawn

Designed by Mary Lou

Designed by Sue
So, which one is your favorite? Thanks for stopping by today. Check back tomorrow to see some 'extras' that were made for the swap. Until next time...Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

November Shoebox Swap

Today I am sharing the gifts I made for my Shoebox Gals. These ladies are here every month (during the good weather) and we do a shoebox swap. It is so much fun for me (and I hope for them) to get together with other 'like minded' ladies!
These little cuties are made with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit. I found the directions for this on the Create with Connie & Mary website. You can go there and download the instructions, if you'd like. My letters were cut with the Little Letters Framelits and I used different ribbons. The boxes and the carrier are made with the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Paper.  I also made a tag using the Chalk Talk Framelits and the stamp from Merry Little Christmas (from last year). I filled the little boxes with M&Ms (who doesn't need chocolate to stamp?).

I hope that the ladies like them as much as I liked putting them together. They were so much fun to make and I think they make a great presentation!

Thanks for stopping by today. Check back in a day or so to see the beautiful Christmas cards we made at the shoebox swap!  Until the next time...Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Neighbor Gifts

Today I thought I'd share the  holiday gifts I made for our neighbors (they won't see this).

We went to a local farm and picked apples (40# of them!). So, I made crock pot applesauce and apple butter for our neighbors. I packaged them in craft colored handle bags that I stamped with the Scentsational stamp set (I still use that set a lot, even though it's retired). The labels were printed from MDS and then punched with the Oval Punch and the Scallop Oval Punch. I hope they enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them!

Thanks for  stopping by today. Until the next time...Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Project Life Give Away!

Stampin' Up! just announced a new Project Life Give Away. You can find the details here. I think it's great, so go check it out and enter to win!
 Until next time: Happy Stamping!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

World Card Making Day

Had a wonderful World Card Making Day, yesterday. I had 4 ladies here stamping away. I CASEd 6 cards from the current catalogs and they made 2 of each.

I let the ladies know that CASEing from the catalogs is a great way to find inspiration. I even got a couple of small orders to take advantage of the stock up sale going on until Monday.

It was a great day! But, I was definitely pooped at the end! With all the apples I had, I made a yummy apple cake for snack that we enjoyed between the 2 sets of cards we made. Thank you Ladies for making my World Card Making Day special!

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...Happy Stamping!