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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Whole Lotta Valentines Goin' On!

This is a lollypop elephant that I did for a shoebox swap with some sidelines.  We had a great time getting together and stamping!
This is a box made from the SU die cut and it holds decorated York patties.  The heart stamp is one of the new acrylic stamps--love it!!  Above it are some more candies.

There are also lollypop holders from my last make & take.  I used the scallop box die cut.                                            
 The candle is from the make & take.  Wrapped in the new Designer paper and embellished with a new butterfly die cut that embosses and cuts.  Plus the new satin ribbon!

Leaving tomorrow to drive to Chicago for 6 days, so I wanted to leave you wil some ideas!  Check back next week for some more!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Writing Thank you notes

Here is my daughter, Rori, writing thank yous for her Christmas gifts.  It's always been a family policy to write them pretty soon after the occasion.  This was cutting it pretty close, because she was getting ready to leave for the airport to go back to Chicago!  I would LOVE to say that she made the cards to put them in, but sadly, she's just not into making cards!  (where did I go wrong?  :-)     )    But, of course, I made mine and we stuck them into my cards....
I think handmade thank yous are a must--do you?  And, as I tell my hubby--it didn't cost me anything!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Would this fall under "Altered Glass Candle"?

Glass Jar candles make a great gift for a friend or yourself!  And they are so easy to decorate to make them more personal---just wrap with some designer paper and add some ribbon and embellishments!  Perfect to keep on hand for "emergency gifts" when decorated with a non-holiday theme.    Also, decorated body lotion and soap containers make great gifts!  Stock up when you see them on sale!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I LOVE TaB!!!!

Many of you know that I am totally addicted to TaB cola.  Ever since it first came out in the early '70's!  Sadly, it is unavaliable now in my area-so I had a friend getting it for me in St. Jo, MO and I stock up when visiting family in Illinois.

Anyway, here are some of my Tab things!  The glass at the top is a retro one given to me by my friend Holly-she even put my fave candy in it!  Next to it is a key holder that I made.  Below are the stamps that I ordered from Stampin' Up (did you know that you can have them made to say whatever you want?  I also have a "Wine a bit...you'll feel better!" one!  These are great for Thank yous and note cards.  And a cute key chain from my friend Patty in Arizona...

And finally, the Tab can butterfly pin!  I cut it using the Big Shot butterfly die cut, backed it with cardstock and added chunky glitter around the edges.  This is going out to you, Natalie!  Natalie started the http://www.ilovetab.com/  website.  Check it out!  And she added me to the Hall of Fame (has some old pics of me in college with my Tab)!  Natalie has become a stamper and made the cutest Christmas card!  So be checking the mail for your pin that I made you!

Is anyone else out there a Tab fan?  Let me know!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

It has been a big year of ups and downs-as I'm sure it has been for many.  Hopefully 2010 will be a great one for you!  Bringing me to these cards which look rather boring, don't they?  Let me explain!  On New Year's Eve we get together with our friends and go to a hotel and have a great dinner and play games.  This year, I added these for each of us.  Inside we were to write down things that we wanted to accomplish this year (not resolutions)--like personal, social, business goals, etc.  Then NEXT year when we get together, we will see how many we were able to cross off!  I don't know about you, but it helps me to see them and be able to cross them off (I guess I'm a list person!) and to be accountable for them...

I am so blessed to have this outlet to share ideas, the friends that I have made through Stampin' Up and to be a part of such a great company.  It provides us with great products for the beginner and the expert....

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Lovin' the new SU glittered paper!

It's weird to be thinking of Valentines when I am in the midst of taking down Christmas decor! But I HAD to show you the new Valentine's designer paper from Stampin' Up (in the new mini). This 6x3 card uses it and the new corner punch and new stamp set and new brads. It's hard to see, but the round thing on the front was stamped in Versamark, then in light pink. I poured on some irridescent ice EP and embossed--giving it a glitter to match the paper. This is a great way to get any color you want to when embossing!
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