Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bag in a Box...
Christmas Style!
I have been playing around with some Gift ideas
for this Holiday Season. I have some craft fairs coming up in
October, November & December.
I learned how to make these cute Bag in a Box
last year. They are so easy and fun to make.
You can fill them up with candy.
Last Halloween I made these for the kids friends.
Tomorrow I will post the directions on my Blog.
I don't feel very Inspired today.
My Grandma is 91 and is very sick.
She has been in a coma since yesterday.
A few weeks ago she fell and broke her hip
and has gone down hill since then.
The Doctor and my Mom & her Sister's desided it was to
dangerous to put in a feeding tube.
She can not swallow, she has eaten or drank anything
in over 2 weeks. My grandma and I are VERY close.
I am her favorite Granddaughter. She calls me her "Duties"
Her house is a shrine to me! Pictures of me everywhere!
She has 11 Grandchildren 18 Great Grandchildren.
My sisters Abby & Ashley,
My brothers James & Eric have not had kids yet!
My children call her Grandma Cotton Top
because she has white fuzzy hair like a cotton ball!
My Aunt Katie said it will anytime now.
I am just waiting for a phone call with the bad news.
So it has not been a very happy week for me.
I am still morning the death of my dog Jade
and now my Grandma. I wish I was with her.
I am going to Minnesota on October 14th for a few days
to visit my mom. My sister Abby is coming from LA at the same time!
We will celebrate my Grandma passing at that time.

Sorry for all the bad news, Thanks for letting me share!
I'll be back tomorrow with a Color Challenge.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Technique Tuesday
Magazine Holder Tutorial
This is the easiest tutorial I have come across
to make this cute card holders!
It only takes a few minutes to put these card holders together.
Melinda tutorial is great!
You can find it HERE
I plan on making a bunch of these for an upcoming craft fair.
I hope this tutorial will be helpful 
and help you with some holiday gift Ideas!
See you next week for another great Tutorial.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Case A Card Monday...
Sorry I am so late posting today.
The day just got away from me!
Here is card I cased from Big Sky Paper and Design
You can see here card HERE
I love this blog!! Great ideas!!
I used the Fifth Ave Floral Stamp Set
Basic Black card stock is the base of the card layered with
Pink Piroutte and Whisper White card stock.
I stamped my flowers in Black, Riding Hood Red &
Pink Piroutte ink.
I stamped Thank You from the Thank You Kindly Stamp Set.
I used White Satin Ribbon tied in a knot.
This is such an easy card to make.
Great if you need to make a lot of cards at one time!
I'll be back tomorrow for Technique Tuesday...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mojo Monday
last weeks sketch...
I am so late!! I have been meaning to post everyday this week.
My dog Jade has been VERY sick
and we had to put her down today.
It was the worst!!
My dog's are like my kids.
So my heart is aching . Jason and I took her to the vet
this morning. She was in shock because she had a bad
infection in her Uterus. They did not even think she would
make it through the surgery. So we did not want her to suffer.
This morning I let her out to pee, she never came back.
Jason and looked everywhere for her for over an hour.
We found her in the bushes just laying down.
Our daughter Madeline wants to be a vet so she has been watching
Animal Planet since she was a little girl.
She took the news about Jade and did not even cry.
I think she new when she went to school how bad Jade was.
Myles cried a little but Mac was a basket case.
Both Jason and I cried all morning until the kids came home.
We have been remembering all the wonderful memories Jade has given us.
She was almost 5 and we love & miss her.
I will share my recipe tomorrow along with lots
of projects I have been working on.
Blog Candy Winner...
 Since only 2 people left me comments
I have desided to send you both some paper!
Please email me your address so I can get it in the mail.
Thanks for the comments!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Card Casing...
While blog surfing I came across the cutest card at "Sweetest Thing" Blog
and she also has a Sweetest Sunday Sketch Challenge
and I thought I would play along!
Yes my paper and stamp set are retired but I still like to use
my retired paper and retired stamp sets.
Because I love paper and collect it...hahaha
I find myself wanting to use my retired paper when I am creating a card or scrapbook page.
with the hope that my hubby will let me order some "NEW" paper!
Leave me comment letting me know what you do with your retired paper and stamps.
I will pick a winner and the winner will get an unopened pack of retired Stampin' Up! Paper.
USA residents only....sorry
I will pick a winner on Sunday Morning.
Please leave your email adress with your comment
My 10..10..10 Class
for September
Well I had my 10..10..10.. class this past Saturday
and the picture is of the cards we made!
At a 10..10..10 Class you make 10 cards with matching envelopes for $10
I had 2 women show up and we had a great time making cards.
They got to make 2 of each of these cards.
Birthday, Friend, Thank You, Sympathy & Holiday card.
I can't wait to do it again next month!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Just popping in to let you know that I am feeling so much better.
I ended up getting the flu and feeling just horrible, until yesterday
when I started feeling Great! Have lots of energy. Which I had lost because of my flare up. So I have been Stamping and will have lots to share tomorrow. I also rearranged my stamp Studio and am going to share my new Stamping Studio pictures with you!
So until tomorrow.......

Thursday, September 10, 2009

September Class....
Here is an upcoming class I am offering in my Fall Class Lineup!
You will get to make these 3 cards with matching envelopes and a cute box to hold them in.
$15 class fee

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy Fall!
The weather is changing and it's gonna be FALL soon!
I love the fall, the leaves are falling and changing colors.
I also enjoy making cards with the rustic fall colors.
Here are 2 cards I made last week using Autumn Traditions
DSPaper from Stampin' Up!
Here is the recipes:
Note of Thanks
Stamp Set: Thank You Kindly, Of the Earth (hostess set)
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Ruby Red, More Mustard
Ink: Soft Suede, Ruby Red
Assessories: Soft Suede polka Dot Ribbon, Button from Micheals
scalopped edge punch, DSPaper Autumn Traditions
Greatest Gift
Stamp Set: Of the Earth(hostess set)
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Black
Accessories: DSPaper Autumn Traditions

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mojo Monday......
& a Halloween card!
I just LOVE Mojo Monday's
and there is nothing better then a new sketch to start off the week!
For my card I used some retired Stampin' Up! Paper with a Halloween theme.
I don't have alot of Halloween stamps and you would think I would
since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.
With me being sick, I have not had any workshops or classes in months.
And that means I have no extra money for stamps!
Today is my last day of steroids and I am hoping to start feeling better soon.
I am having a 10...10..10 class on Friday.
You will make 10 cards...2 each of 5 designs.
Birthday, Friend, Sympathy, Holiday and Thank You cards.
all for $10.
I offer this class monthy, it's a great way to make cards!
I'll be back later with some more cards I have been working on!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

More cards.....
Here are some more cards I am working on.
Steroids are kicking in with lots of side effects...
I hate the side effects and only have 5 more days of medication!
I'll be back tomorrow with recipes.