Monday, December 21, 2009


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Sunday, December 20, 2009


WOW - down to the wire and I had to whip up some cash holders yesterday...before we headed south to celebrate Christmas with my step-daughters! So here's what I came up with....NO...we didn't give them a $1 bill silly...they each got $100 from their dad!

Dimensions - Cut the Base 6 5/8" x 8 1/4" - score on the 8 1/4" side at 2 7/8" and 5 7/8".
Directions: Fold on score lines. The smallest panel is the front - that's where I put the white scalloped edge piece. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 6 5/8" x 1 1/4" and punch with the scallop edge punch. Add some ribbon and decorate with ornaments from the Delightful Decorations stamp set. I punched out a 1 1/4" circle for the face of the money on the inside and used the Christmas Punch stamp set with the Wide Oval punch. Use Sticky Strip tape to seal the edges of the money pocket.
These fit perfectly inside a Small Open End Envelope (Item #107286) too. WAA LAAA!!!!! Super fast and simple!

I made the money holders at 3:45pm....leaving at 4 pm for the big event. You guys know how I operate - LOL!


This is what I did prior to my money holders.....I was baking from 3pm on Friday til 1:00 in the morning - then hit it again a 10 am until I hit the stampin' dungeon for the money holders. Oh yea...I showered someplace in there too!

I went CRAZY!!!! Here's some strawberry jam that I made for each of the kids and their families...they LOVED it!

....And BBQ meatballs....

Turtles...with my homemade carmel! some were cashews and some were dry roasted peanuts - to DIE FOR....

Hailey's favorite - dipped pretzel sticks....

Cashew brittle.....

Craisin oatmeal cookies with white chocolate chips.....

A double batch of cut-out cookies.....

Salted nut balls - just like salted nut rolls (thanks Sandy N!)

Homemade caramels....

Here's one of my pretty display trays......
WOW - I went crazy!!!! I love to make up containers and give to neighbors and friends! I can't possible eat all this...nor do I want to! I love baking and making candy...hate to cook - LOL!
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Still making presents!!!

The cardstock and accessories are FLYING in my stampin' dungeon!!!!

Here's an adorable candy holder that I made for anyone that needs a Stampin' Up! gift certificate!!! This idea comes from my good friend Dawn in Minnesota - thanks DAWN!!!

This project uses the FABULOUS Matchbox Die....there's so much more you can do with this than just little boxes!!!! Thanks to those like Dawn - the creative ideas are amazing!!!

This die is on sale for $36.51 until December 22nd.

Cut your cardstock at 6 1/2" x 7 3/8" - score at 3 1/4" & 4 1/8. This is the box cover. Wrap your Nuggets with Christmas Cocoa Designer Paper cut at 3" x 1".
I made 3 die-cut boxes and adhered them to the layer with Sticky Strip Adhesive. Pop a brad in the front of each of them and WAAAA LAAAA.....

The outside of the box is decorated with a layer of Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper too - the beautiful and elegant flocked snowflake!

The Matchbox Die is on sale for 36.51 until December 22nd!!!!

Matchbox Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Die 114890
Price: $36.51
Catalog Price : 42.95

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Build-A-Bear Workshop® Movie Event

Everyone had a BLAST at the Build-A-Bear Workshop® Movie Events Thursday and Friday nights!!!! The new animated movie featuring Holly & Hal Moose TM from BABW® was adorable!

Here's a few photos of all the fun:

All the kids enjoyed making a scrapbook page and a "Bearthday" card, ate popcorn and juice during the movie and had the opportunity to win a hard cover Holly & Hal Moose TM book from Build-A-Bear Workshop® and the DVD Movie. Everyone went home with a bookmark and $5 gift card for Build-A-Bear Workshop®.

Here are some fun samples that I've made or recieved in swaps:

Fun giveaways! I made the round mint treats with the "Paw of Authenticity" stamp set - aren't they adorable???

Below are all the Build-A-Bear Workshop® products currently available through Stampin' Up!

Seal Of Pawthenticity
Price: $9.95

Beary Best Friends
Price: $18.95

Beary Nice Wishes
Price: $16.95


Bear Stampin' Up! Bigz Die
Price: $23.95

Beary Essentials Stampin' Up! Bigz Die
Price: $23.95

Beary Merry Stampin' Up! Originals Die
Price: $18.95

Kooky Spooky Stampin' Up! Originals Die
Price: $18.95

Beary Boy Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die
Price: $5.95

Beary Girl Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die
Price: $5.95

EMBOSSLITS - Cuts & Embosses at the same time!

Lil' Paws Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die
Price: $11.95
The Lil' Paw die makes perfect accents for projects you create using Stampin' Up! Build-A-Bear Workshop products. This Embosslits die makes it easy to emboss and cut in one step. Just run a sheet of paper through the machine, and you have a perfectly embossed, perfectly cut image, done in a split second. It doesn’t get any easier to make embossed images for multiple cards or tags.
■ Designed to cut through one sheet of paper or card stock at a time
■ Use with Sizzix Big Shot machine, standard cutting pads, and multipurpose platform
■ Die size: 2-1/4" x 2-1/2"

Pawsitively Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die
Price: $11.95

Pawsitively Prints Designer Series Paper
118060 Price: $9.95
Our Designer Series papers are absolutely beautiful and use our palette of colors and original images. Our Pawthenticity Designer Series paper was designed especially to use with our Build-A-Bear Workshop dies and stamps. ■ 12" x 12" text-weight paper■ 12 sheets of paper per package, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs■ Coordinates with Ballet Blue, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, and Pumpkin Pie

To view all these product details and order online CLICK HERE

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Friday, December 11, 2009

12 Days of Sales!!!!

Limited-Time Offer:
From December 11-22 only, get great deals on select Big Shot dies

Do you love your Big Shot?
Do you have a few dies on your wish list?
You've been nice this year…..right?

Tell Santa NOW is the time to fill your
stocking with great deals on
select Big Shot Dies!

Don't miss out! The sale is
available only through
Tuesday, December 22.

There’s 5 pages of items on sale!!! To view them all – click here:

2nd Day Air Order

That’s right – I’m springing for 2nd Day Air shipping!!!!
Orders must be placed before NOON on Monday 12/14!!!
Call or email right away!!!!

These might be the most exciting 12 days of December with select Big Shot dies and vinyl sheets for the Big Shot on sale!

The 12 Days of Holiday Sales begin today and runs through December 22.
Some of the items introduced in this sale are new colors of Décor Elements vinyl sheets.
There are 18 new colors to choose from, and they make great projects when you use them with Big Shot dies.

The combination of Big Shot dies and Décor Elements vinyl sheets is sure to take your creativity to a new level!

DON'T HAVE A BIG SHOT YET? Get the Big Shot Gift pack > and get a free Decor elements up to $16.95 FREE!

Click here to view the entire Gift Giving Guide

Orders over $150 qualify for

  • a FREE level 1 hostess stamp set
  • $15 in FREE Stampin' Up! merchandise of your choice
  • Can be shipped directly to you

    Orders may be placed in my On Line Store or via email

    Credit card or debit card orders only

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Another Sneak Peek!!!!

Boy, have I been busy!!!! Here's another card I made with the NEW Garden From the Heart stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog.....I love these detailed images...perfect for watercoloring or you can use some markers - like I did - and make them very Clean & Crisp!

Here's all the images in this set:
Garden From the Heart (Item #17004)

Stamps: Garden From the Heart; Sincere Salutations
Paper: Barely Banana; Sage Shadow; Basic Black
Ink: StazOn Black
Accessories: Boho Punch; Trio Flower Punch; Black Brads; Markers - Barely Banana & Sage Shadow
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Another Sneak Peek!!!!

Here’s another one!!!! This set uses the NEW Tiny Tags stamp set with the Thoughts & Prayers set too! One of my favs! The little flowers coordinate perfectly with the big flowers...I love it when I can find little tricks like this!!!! This is a very easy card to make – I think I’ll get my “I need money” daughter to do a little work for me and make up a bunch….I need Get Well cards – tis’ the season!

Stamps: Tiny Tags; Thoughts & Prayers; Sincere Salutations
Paper: Nouveau Chic Designer Series Paper; Basic Black; Basic Gray; Very Vanilla; Sage Shadow
Ink: Basic Black; Sage Shadow
Accessories: Circle Scallop Punch; 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Circle Punches; Black 1/4" Grosgrain; Scallop Edge Punch; Dimensionals

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