Monday, October 25, 2010

I'm Home.

Going away is alot of fun and Tombo and I had a great time in Sunny California! Well, it wasn't so sunny the last few days, but we still had an awesome time. I am a little on the worn-out side, but glad to be home and now gettin' ready for this weeks Candy Wrapper Class. Yesterday was the last day to rsvp, but if you send me an email or call tomorrow I can still fit you in since I haven't cut all the projects we will be making yet.
This is not one of the projects we will be making. I actually attended a class Meagan Jones, one of my downline daughters taught before I left on my trip. It was a great class. This is one of the cute Halloween Projects we made. The box is simple construction two piece box that we rolled with the fence jumbo wheel. Then we cut out pumpkins with the Big Shot Sizzlits, used glue dots to adhere them to Tootie Pops, stuck them in floral foam and covered the top with moss from craft store. Isn't that the cutest. It is on my mantle as I write this. If you'd like to make one let me know and I'll give you directions and a product list. For now it is time for bed. Yall take care ,be a blessing to someone who needs you, and you will find yourself truly blessed! I promise!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sweetest Day

Did you know today is Sweetest Day? Sweetest Day is celebrated the third Saturday in October. Here is a day dedicated just for your sweetie. It exists as an opportunity for you to recognize that sweet and special someone. It doesn’t matter who that person is, or what their relation to you. They just have to be "sweet" in order to get a little recognition.
Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio philanthropist and candy company employee started Sweetest Day. He wanted to bring happiness to orphans, shut-ins and under-privileged. His intent was to show these people that they were not forgotten. In 1922, he started this holiday by giving candy and small gifts. He often used movie stars to distribute the gifts. The popularity of this holiday quickly spread. Today, is celebrated with loved ones and friends. However, we encourage you to follow the intent of the original holiday, and find ways to give candy and small gifts to those in need. Isn't that the coolest holiday! Well, my DH is definitely the sweetest and this is for him. It's a simple matchbook made from cardstock. I folded and stapled a piece of candy inside about 3/4 inch from one end. Then I decorated the front and covered the staple with a piece of ribbon. OH, so easy and quick. Now, go bless your sweetie and you will be blessed beyond measure. God bless you today!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Another Halloween Treat

This is the cutest little candy wrapper! I know I say that about all of them! This is not my original idea. I made this one with my class at sleepover, but the pattern and idea came from Angie Juda of Chic n' Scratch. I used Crumb Cake for the base and Natural white for the layers. The layers are torn and sponged with Crumb Cake ink, then placed on the base. The eyes are made with the 1/2" punch and a regular size hole punch. The nose is 1/2 of a 1/2" circle. The modern label punch was used to punch the opening to hold the candy. I used Dotto (#103305 pg. 197) to hold it closed. This is a great product ! It is a repositionable adhesive which allows you to move things or open and close them- similar to sticky notes. I told you it was cute! Need help, want to make these? Call or email me and I'll be glad to help you. Now, gotta go- you know the rest- Be blessed and bless someone else today and you will be truely blessed!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

SU Clearance Rack Blitz

80% off some items!!!!!!!!!!!
Really Ladies you need to check out these savings. Click on the title of this post and it will take you to the clearance rack on my web page. Things to know about the Clearance Rack Blitz:

1.Orders for Clearance Rack items can be placed through my Online Store or through me personally. 2.Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess benefits. 3.While the Blitz last from October 5–18, some items, depending on availability, may be made available in the clearance rack in the future. 4.All discontinued items are available only while supplies last. 5.All sales of discontinued items are final.

Let me know if you need any help. Be blessed and be a blessing.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Candy Wrappers and Treat Holders Part1

Here's one of the Halloween candy wrappers we made in my class at Sleepover this past weekend. It is easy peasy! Isn't it cute? The squares are Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizazz and Whisper White. The largest square is 3" x 3 1/4". Cut each square 1/4 inch smaller. The stamp is from the Sweet Centers stamp set (#116521). It is stamped in Concord Crush ink. Frankie in the bottom corner is colored with the Pear Pizazz marker. Adhere the stamped image to the Pear Pizazz piece ,then punch the center out with the 1 3/8 circle punch. In order to make sure you get your hole in the right spot for the back, position the front piece on top and punch through the center. Now place a dimensional in each corner of the front piece. Place your Tootsie Pop in the middle and adhere front to back. Tie a piece of 1/8 in black ribbon on the stick. The circle in the right upper corner is the piece you punched out of the center. It has a spider on it and says "eek your sweet"! See how easy. If you have any questions, shoot me an email and I'll be glad to help if I can. Need supplies? Visit my demo website and you can place an online order and have it shipped directly to you.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy to Be Home!

I love to go away- you know visiting, vacation, road trip, stamping sleepover- that kind of get away. However, I love to come home too, especially if Tom Terrific didn't get to travel with me! I had a great time at Camp Chandler this weekend with the some old stamping friends and met some new ones. We didn't get much sleep, but we had a fun time stamping and eating and laughing and eating! You have never seen so many yummy snacks in your life. If you think this sounds like fun- the watch for post on our next one in the Spring! We'd love to have you join us. I will be sharing the candy wrappers we made at sleepover over the next several days, I will also be offering this class this month for the ladies in my stamping circle who didn't get to join us at camp. If you are interested in that class, PLEASE let me know.
However, today I am back to sharing Christmas card ideas. This one I think you will love. It's called a Tri-fold card. It is definitely awesome! This card uses Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla Cardstock, Jolly Holiday Designer series paper, Perfect Punches stamp set and Four the Holiday greeting inside the card, Old Olive 5/8 in ribbon is layered on front. It's pretty, but wait til it's open!
Isn't that cool. I just love this card and I'd love to show you how to make it! Hope you like this one too. Now, go bless someone today and you will receive a blessing back! Love yall!