Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween...Take THREE!!!

Hello stampers!!! I hope you are having a great day! It has been a very busy week, playing catch up from being sick for a week, trying to get everything ready for Halloween, and working on stamping goodies!!! They say that "the THIRD time is a charm".... and for this project, "they" are right!!!! This is my THIRD candy goodie for my daughter's class Halloween party!!! I made two goodies for them using the Sweet Centers and Sweet Treats Cups, and I loved how they looked! HOWEVER, it just dawned on me (2 days ago!!) that I can't give candy that isn't packaged commercially!!! After all, isn't that what we teach our kids...not to eat candy that is open and from strangers!!!! So.....I went back to the drawing board, and without a lot of time!!!!! I pulled out some retired designer Halloween paper and retired Tangerine Tango cardstock, folded it "tent style" and then used the retired Yummy stamp set and made a candy tent! I stapled the candy inside and had my daughter sign each "card" and wa-lah!!!! SUPER easy and SUPER quick!!! After all, it was my THIRD attempt!!! That's what I get for getting things done early! I should know better! ;o) Anyways, I'm happy with how they turned out and Elle had a great time helping make them! Now....what do I do with ALL of those adorable Sweet Treat Cup Cards!?!?!? ;o)
by the way...How cute is her little handwriting!?! ;o)

I was also busy making Ghost Cake pops for her party! These cake pops have become my daughter's favorite dessert, and she can help me make them so that is always a plus~ this time we made the cake pops into ghosts! I think they turned out cute and, more importantly, they were yummy!!! ;o) A BIG hit with the kids and an even BIGGER hit with the teachers!

Speaking of teachers, as I have posted before, I made the Frankenstein and Mrs. Frankenstein boxes for all the teachers in her school (I told you I've been busy!!!!) Elle was SUPER excited to hand these out to each of them~ so cute! They loved them!

As you can tell, my family LOVES Halloween!!! We tend to go a little over board with it, but it is all worth the last few sleepless nights! I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend, no matter how you spend it!!! I'll be back on Monday with some Fall / Thanksgiving goodies!!!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

SWEET sales with the SWEET TREAT CUPS!

Hi stampers! We are slowly getting healthy again in my household....on top of the Swine Flu my daughter had, I have had bronchitis, so needless to say....we are going CRAZY with cabin fever after staying in the house for an entire week!!!!!! I cannot believe that Halloween is NEXT WEEK and I haven't been to the pumpkin patch yet!!! I wait all year for the pumpkin I WILL be squeezing it in sometime this week!!! While staying in the house, I have kept myself busy with stamping Elle's preschool goodies and doing Halloween crafts with Elle! I have had so much fun making the Sweet Treats cards for her classmates that I wanted YOU to have fun too!! I have decided to throw my own little sale! Between now and this Saturday, Oct 31, when you purchase the adorable and versatile Sweet Centers stamp set (available in the Holiday Mini Catalog) (116521 $29.95) I will throw in one box of Sweet Treat Cups plus a package of free lollipop sticks (12) free to help you get started on your adorable projects!!!!! This set is soooo perfect to make adorable cards, shower & party favors, school treats and much much more!!! CONTACT ME to order your set before Sat!
I am positive that you WILL love them as much as I do!!!!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Fall??

Hi stampers! I hope you are having a great day! We are a little under the weather at our everyone else in our area (or so it seems!!!) my daughter has the Swine Flu and I haven't been able to get rid of this horrible cough for 3 weeks!!! So we have been hanging out in the house for the past few days, trying to get healthy!!! I think we are on our way to being on the mend....but it has been a LONG week!!!! So, I have been planning my upcoming Stampin' Up! party at Laura's house (hi Laura!) She wanted to do some Fall/Thanksgiving cards, so I got out my Fall colors and went to work! I have been in "Halloween mode" lately so it was nice to work with these pretty colors! I just LOVE the gorgeous Fall colors while driving around Northern VA this time of year....I wait all year for it! So...that was my goal, since I am stuck inside, I wanted to bring those colors to the card! I used Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie in this card. I started out with the Old Olive in the center of the medallion, but then (accidentally) I Made another one and forgot to add the center!!!! BUT, I kind of liked that card I cannot decide which one I like best; with the green center or without?!?!?! PLEASE, LET ME KNOW WHICH ONE YOU LIKE THE BEST!!!! JUST LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST WITH YOUR VOTE! I love the Medallion stamp, I think it is SO versatile! I used a retired stamp set "Tiny Talk" for the "give thanks" verse...I cannot believe this is the ONLY stamp I have for thanksgiving!!! Time to go shopping!!! ;o) I also used the Color Spritzer Tool with the Chocolate Chip Marker...I love how easy this tool is and how it adds just enough to give it the finishing touch to the card!

I also wanted to just share this sweet just amazes me how dogs seem to know when you aren't feeling good....our dog Marley hasn't left my daughter's side since she has gotten sick...I thought this was so sweet with her arm around him!! This is them snuggling on the couch! Too cute!

I hope you have a HEALTHY and fabulous day! Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Oops!!! I forgot to post the Deals of the Week!!!! Here are the FABULOUS items from Stampin' Up! Have a GREAT weekend and thanks for looking! Contact me before the 19th to order your sale items!!!!




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Perfect Setting Bigz XL die





Flower Burst Embosslits die





Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die



Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Medallion Card

hi stampers!
Hope you are staying warm! It is chilly outside today and I love it! Give me a big cozy sweatshirt over a tank top any day!!! ;o) I just realized that I never shared with you one of my swap cards that I made a few months ago! I LOVE the Medallion stamp! I think it is so beautiful and so versatile! And I really love the way the Basic Gray and Rich Razzleberry look together! A very rich, warm look! Anyway, I hope you enjoy and it gets your creative juices going! A very simple card that you can use with any sentiment and occasion!

Thanks for looking!

Recipe: Stampin' Up! Products: Basic Gray classic ink and cardstock, Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink, Cardstock and Grosgrain Ribbon, Medallion stamp set, Whisper White Cardstock, Word Window Punch, Really Retro Stamp Set (retired) Non SU!: Rhinestone

Monday, October 12, 2009

I love Fall!

Hi stampers! Well, I have been super busy lately working and stamping, and this weekend I didn't do either!!!! I had a wonderful, family filled weekend of Fall fun and relaxing! It was FABULOUS! My hubby, daughter and I went Apple picking on Sunday and had so much fun! This is one of our favorite things to do in the Fall...Elle LOVES it and talks about it all year long! Looking at these pictures really made me realize how big she is getting and what a difference a year makes!! (click on the pictures to see them larger)

This was apple picking last year!
And this year! So grown up!!!

I hope you and your family are enjoying the Fall and I will be back tomorrow with some stamping stuff! Happy Columbus Day!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Hi again! I know, I know, two posts in one day!!! But I am so excited that I just HAD to share these little guys RIGHT AWAY!!!! A little while back, I posted this adorable card that was all the rage last year! I adore him and just couldn't put him away...I've been trying to figure out a way to make him "cool again" this year....and then I came across THIS blog and TA-DA! Gretchen must have read my mind!!! She made a ton of different characters, how creative is she!!!!! So, I got out lil' Frankie from last year and made him into a bag / box and then...I of course had to make him a lil' I made a lil' mummy!!! WAY TOO FLIPPIN' CUTE!!!!! I will be making a bunch more of these, I have decided that all the teachers at my daughter's school will be getting these filled with little Halloween treats! (She goes to a very small school!!) ;o)

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!! Let me know what you think! Have a super day!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Hi there stampers! Hope you had a great weekend! I had a busy but wonderful weekend! The Christmas Card Extravaganza Class went really well....I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday than 6 hours of stamping?!?!?!?! A great group of ladies came out and stamped, stamped, stamped the day away! We had a great time!! Thanks to all those that attended! Doesn't it feel GREAT to have your Christmas Cards FINISHED in October!!!!!! ;o)

Stampin' Up! is having some more fantastic deals right now!! Check them out!!!
This deal is good until October 12, 9:00 am!!! Contact me to order these deals SOON!!!
5 petal punch is on sale for only $10.99
Trio Flower punch is on sale for only $10.99

My Way Punch on sale for only $11.99


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Have a fabulous day!!! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

while you wait...

Hi stampers!! Man...I was on such a blogging role....and then I got sick!!!! I am feeling much better today and am TRYING to get caught up on life.....but I thought that while I am busy preparing for the BIG Christmas Card Extravaganza Class this just HAVE TO stop on by my sister's blog and check out her adorable and spooky Halloween decor!!! She is giving away 3 pillow cases and they are "to die for!!!" ;o) Ha ha, get it...they're for Halloween...oh, forget it, it must be all the cold medicine I'm taking!?!?!
Hope you are doing great and enjoying this gorgeous Fall weather!! LOVE IT!!

Thanks for looking!