Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year To You All!!

Here's wishing you and your family a Happy and Blessed 2011.

Happy Howard (my husband) and I are waiting on the imminent birth of our second grandchild with great excitement. Grand children are our reward for being parents least that is what I'm telling my daughter. We know that it's a little girl but the parents are keeping mum on any names they have picked out so we have taken to referring to her as "Jasmine" My grandson Jude has decided she should be called Taco belle which is pretty funny....

I also am looking forward to sharing with you some new techniques and lots of new products and promotions from Stampin' Up! If you have several friends that you would like to get together on a monthly basis to stamp and spend a fun night out please let me know as I will be planning my calendar shortly and would love to add your group to it....I will continue to have my stampin' club on the second Friday of the month, which everyone is welcome to come to. I would also like to put together several specialty classes in the months to come so look out for those as well.

If you have a class idea that you would like to see me provide please let me are welcome to leave me a comment here on my blog or call me at 248-391-5978 and we can discuss.

Look for additional information on the Occasions Mini Catalog and for Sale A Bration coming soon.

Again, I wish you a very Happy New Year and as always Happy Stampin'

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Card Share 2

Here are a couple of additional cards that I received for holiday wishes from friends that I stamp with.

This card from Erin Buss uses the poinsettia stamp from the Bells & Boughs set. This set is currently in the Holiday mini, which you can still order from until January 3. Erin embossed the image in gold to make it stand out then added some additional color. I just love the results.

This card from Kim Daly used the Big Shot Top Note Die as the back ground for her ornament. I love the simple elegance of the single bulb hanging from the branch...How about you?


Card Share

I hope your Christmas was a wonderful day, full of good food and time with family. We had a great time with our family and sure did enjoy watching our 4 1/2 year old grandson Jude opening presents. Little ones sure make it fun!!

I wanted to share with you some of the other cards that I re
ceived wishing us happy holidays.

This card is from my neighbor Anna Morell. She used the tree fro
m our Season of Joy stamp set. I'm not sure where the background embossing comes from but I really like it. She added a little glitter for sparkle...Very Nice

The next card I received was from one of my ladies in my Friday night club, Lorraine Craft (but we all call her Stormy)...for her card she used the Santa head from Jolly Old Saint Nick. This stamp set is currently in the Holiday mini. I like how she used a variety of papers to give some texture to her card...and I love the extra glitter on Santa's beard.

Tomorrow I'll share a couple more cards with you. January begins a new Occasions mini catalog and I will be sharing some samples made with the new products next week....stay tuned!!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Little Clutch Purse Favors

I got the information for these little clutch purses from Pennie McCallum and wanted to make them for our Handmade sale we had in Rochester.
Pennie's blog is

They were very easy to make and the folks really liked them...I put two Truffles in each little purse but they would also hold a mini candy bar and would make great little place cards at dinner.

You could customize them for each holiday based upon the paper that you use..or even a baby or wedding shower. Just let your imagination run free :o)


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Snow Man Soup Tins

I love making hand made gifts for friends and family and these are perfect for the kids in our family.....In side you will find hot chocolate mix, mini marshmallows and of course the candy cane stir sticks. I stamped the little tags using one of the stamps from Tags til Christmas (item # 121169) and punched that out. I used the 2 3/8 inch Scallop Circle punch (item # 118874) to punch out circles from bashful blue cardstock. On the back is the little poem

"When the weather outside is frightful, Snowman Soup can be delightful. May it warm your spirit and your soul. Let it snow; Let it snow; Let it snow! When you feel a chill or Burrr...Use the peppermint stick to stir. Add hot water and sip it slow. Let it snow; let it snow; let it snow!"

Hope you Enjoy!!