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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Already thinking of Valentine's Day!!

First-thanks for stopping by after such a long time since I've posted! The days seem to be flying by....
Did you have a good holiday? We have--my daughter, Rori, has been home since the 23rd and we've enjoyed having her around. She lives in Chicago and loves it! So the snow that we've had here is nothing to her!
Last night she took me to Par Excellance for a pedicure (one of my Xmas gifts) and it was sooooo nice to sit and be pampered! Then we walked across the parking lot in our little flip flops they give you (COLD!) to Riccos for a glass of wine and pizza and of course-the garlic bread that is to die for! She left this morning for Las Vegas to ring in the New Year! Ah, to be young again!

I've been playing with my new stuff from Stampin' Up the past few days--this is a card I made for a swap with sidelines. It uses the NEW ACRYLIC STAMPS--yes! I did say acrylic! The stamp is actually rubber and it adheres to a clear block. LOVE THEM!! Also, notice the new punch, new embossing folder, new stain ribbon and new brads! These are from the new mini and will be available to order on Jan. 5.

I made another card for a swap for our downline meeting that I will post next. Check back soon!

Friday, December 11, 2009

More Gift Card holders!

I like gift cards. I like getting them and giving them. Here is another way to jazz them up! When you pull on the ribbon, up comes the card! So the recipient knows you put SOME thought into the gift when you make these! Use cardstock slightly bigger than the card and enough to wrap around and adhere closed. Decorate. The ribbon is added last and you fold it in half, insert the card in the fold, insert card and ribbon in folder, bring through holes punched at top and tie a knot. Easy!
Have a good day! I'm off to do last minute things for my make & take tonight....

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

You can't go wrong with CHOCOLATE!

Here's a gift idea that everyone will love! Wrapped candy bars! Just wrap designer paper around a chocolate bar (I used regular and giant sizes), and decorate the front...Perfect gift for all ages-male or female! If you need to make a bunch, the punched designs go quickly! It's also a good place to stick in a gift card :-)
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snowflake Pixi Sticks

What a great little thing to make when you have to make alot of something! These pixi sticks are decorated with silver embossed snowflakes and layered on a punched snowflake. I sold a bunch of these at the craft fair. If you look closely, you can see that I used a silver rub-on on the class vase. I keep forgetting about those rub-ons!
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Monday, December 7, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!

At least. it's starting to FEEL like Christmas with the cold weather! Altho, it better WAIT until I make my Christmas cards! I am SOOOO behind!

Here's what we are making this weekend! The Santa is a gift card holder--there is a small bag the size of a gift card on the back. The 3-D diorama is in the middle, the snowman thank you card (making 2) and gift tags in the front. Hope you can join the fun! Be sure to save your spot asap....

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Gift Card Holders

These are some of the gift card holders that I made for the craft fair in Lexington. On the right, you can kinda see that it opens up and has a place for the gift card.
I don't know about you, but it seems that every year, I give more gift cards than presents and it's so much more fun to give it in a cute holder! I think it's because my daughter and nieces and nephew are getting so OLD that I can't shop for them anymore! Anyway, they do like getting a gift card better than what I may pick out for them! (not that I don't have good taste...!)
More tomorrow, so please stop by again!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Our Thanksgiving trip up North.....

Here we are (me, Rori and Ross) at his mom's house in Michigan. Sadie (our dog) came with us and it was too funny, because she was afraid to walk anywhere where there wasn't carpet! So we had to make a path of rugs across the floor or she would've stayed in the living room the whole time!

Rori and Ross' mom..either she is really tall or she is really short! ( I think it is Rori's boots with 3" heels!)

Me, my mom and dad in Naperville, Illinois.
It was a great holiday and good to see our parents!
Hope yours was good, too!
Off to make some more goodies for the craft fair in Lexington, MO this Sat. Stop by if you have a chance!