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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Gone but not forgotten!!!!

Don't give up on me! I am busy working on a total overhaul of my craft room so that I can better utilize the space! I will be back in the new year with some more new creations, and some things featuring sets from the new Mini Catalog that starts in January!

So please stay tuned!!!

Until then, Happy New Year!!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Craft Sale Picture

Last weekend my friend, and Downline, Michelle and I had a craft sale at The Pathway School in Audubon, PA. It went well, and I even had a special order from it! It was only the second sale either of us had ever had, and the first one was not a very good one for any of the vendors from what I hear. In retrospect, I need to make more cards and such with other colors. There is an awful lot of Bashful Blue in this picture!!! This is a picture of just my creations.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Christmas card for Claire

This month for our PhillyInkers Mail swap, I had Claire again. (My wonderful Upline!) I wanted to go a little out of my comfort zone, and made this card for er. It features Real Red and Naturals White Cardstock. I also used my Stampin' Write Markers to color the image. The image is from "Big On Christmas", and the little sentiment (on the Real Red cardstock) is from "Heard from the Heart". The little stars on the flap are from "Seeing Stars". I finished it off with twill tape, a staple and some clear embossing powder on the little balls on the tree.
I actually had this done a while ago, but wanted to wait until Claire received it, before I posted. :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Moonlight Dasher

I wanted a simple "quick" card to include in my Sweet Deal Club's packages this month. I watched a DVD that my Upline Claire Lawrence lent to me. It had SU Demonstrators from all over demoing cards, and techniques. Melissa Ellis, showed the deer from Winter Post, in front of a sun on a hill. I didn't have that set, nor did I have the More Mustard ink that she used, so I tweaked it a bit, and came up with this. It uses Dasher, and the Sentiment from Snow Swirled. The moon is done by punching a 1 3/8" circle out of a Post it note, and the rest is sponged with Night Of Navy (on Whisper White Cardstock), and although it is hard to see here, I sponged a bit of Bashful Blue on the top of the hill. The ribbon is the 1/4" Night of Navy Grosgrain ribbon. I used a circle punch to punch a hole to thread the ribbon through. I added a little of the Dazzling Diamonds on the snowflakes by Dasher's antlers.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Philly Inkers Shoebox Swap

Today I was able to attend the semi Annual brunch that the PhillyInkers group holds. When we have these, we get together, have wonderful food and conversation, and afterwards, those who are able, participate in a Shoebox swap. This brunch was held at Heather Y's house, and she made FABULOUS Quiches and Skier's French Toast! YUMMY!!!!
This is the card I made for the Shoebox swap. It uses Real Red, Whisper White, and Handsome Hunter cardstock. The snowflakes are from the "Serene Snowflakes" set, and the sentiment is from "Heard From the Heart". The brads are from the Vintage Brads set. I also added a little Dazzling Diamonds here and there for a little sparkle!

Sweet Deal Club items

I have two Sweet Deal Stampin Up Clubs. One is a 6 month club, and one is a 12 months club. Each month the members purchase a minimum amount of merchandise, and then they take turns being the hostess. A win win situation! They get to buy a little Stampin' Up at a time, but they still get the chance to get the Hostess benefits!
My Sweet Deal Clubs, I have two additional benefits. The first being each month I draw a name and that person gets a free gift. The second is that each month I include a little project for them. Now last month I was not able to get the projects done in time, due to illness, so this month everyone will be getting two items. Each one will receive one of these Tic Tac holders. They all feature Stampin' Up products. The color options are the Dusty Durango with Dusty Durango Designer Paper. The second option is the Bashful Blue with the Bashful Blue Designer Paper. Either one uses the sentiment from the "Oval All" stamp set. I also used the Scalloped Oval Punch and an Oval punch. They are tied together with Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon.