Sunday, December 21, 2008
So, I needed a couple of hostess gifts this week and saw these disposable loaf pans at Wal-Mart and thought if I split the batter up, would make great hostess gifts. With a little help from my kitchen gu-ru, I was able to adjust the cooking time for the 3 loafs.
I put some Cardstock, Designer Paper and ribbon around it with a little embellisment, and wa-la....a perfect hostess gift!
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set: Winter Post
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Felt Ribbon, Naturals Twine, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" punch, 1 1/4" punch
Monday, December 15, 2008
Well, I have finally finished the gifts for all the 'girls' at work. Last year I made them scarves (which some of them actually still wear....warms my heart!), and I really had a hard time coming up with something to make them this year. What could I make that I would be able to duplicate (times 12) that was relatively easy to do, and I could do so without spending a lot of money? I found these little post-it holders online, and just knew that they would be the perfect gift!!
The base of the post-it holder are 2 3.5" square coasters. Where would I find such an item, you ask? I found them online 'somewhere'....I'm sure I could do it again if requested. :) The paper that I used is all the retired stuff from last year Afternoon Tea, Wild Wasabi and Groovy Guava. I cut out the flowers using my Cricuit which is a great little (okay, not so little) tool that Duane bought me. Funny story around that....we were snowmobiling in West Yellowstone, saw an infomercial on tv about the Cricuit and ended up picking one up in Bozeman on the way back home.I digress.....Here is the photo of the inside of the holder. Did I do a good job of matching the post-it notes with the paper? I don't think Groovy Guava is quite the same as the bright orange, but it works!! They were very simple to make, but I do have a word of advice if you are thinking of making them yourselves....the designer paper doesn't like to stick very well folded around the edge of the coaster, and I will reccomend Sticky Strip to make sure the job gets done. Otherwise, the paper seems to 'jump' off the coaster, and you will find yourself with a strangely non-functioning accordian. Trust me, I speak from experience!
Hope none of you work girls happen upon this before I had them out next week at work....
CardStock: Groovy Guava
Accessories: Afternoon Tea DSP, Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Rub-ons, Dimensionals, non-SU brad
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Stamp Set: (retired)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Dimensionals, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" punc, 1 3/8" punch, Alpine ribbon, Ski Slope Designer Paper, Naturals Ivory Standard Envelope
Here is a shot of the inside "postcard". You could easily adhere a photo to the back of this and treat it like a true postcard for your holiday card. How fun would that be? We decided that with as little as we did this year because of being busy with work and building the new house, we have very few pictures of the two of us. So, no picture this year!
In addition to this great offer of FREE SHIPPING, I have another great offer to share with you! Stampin' Up! has also released the list of retiring stamps. Where do they go when they retire, do you ask? Well, I like to think they go to the Carribbean, but it looks as if this year they are all going golfing...? See what I mean....
Click here to view the retired list in alphabetical list order by stamp name.
Click here to view the retired list in numerical order by page number.
See something you like on the retired lists? The great news is that between now and December 23, you can get 10% off all the retiring stamp sets. See the sale prices here. That is like getting 20% off those stamp sets! You simply MUST check them out!!!
The last sale that I have to tell you about is the last promotion from the Winter Sampler. Spend $20 in regular merchandise, and receive any stamp set in the Sampler for 20% off!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
It is the first snowfall of the year today - if you don't count the crazy 21 inches we got in October. So here I sit - at 6:52 STILL sitting in traffic on my way home from work. I can only hope that the snowy commute will be better in the new house. So I am blogging on my blackberry - don't you just love technology?
Well tomorrow is my first stamp-a-stack and it is for Christmas. Of course - that is the most fun holiday to make and send cards for. And it my most favorite holiday. We are making 4 cards of each of 4 designs. 16 is a great start to anyone's list of Christmas card list right? It will be a small turnout for my first stamp-a-stack but that's okay.
Stamp Set: Christmas Chatter Wheel
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Purely Pomegranate (retired), Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Dimensionals, Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive marker, Real Red marker
Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
So, here goes. Come back as often as you would like, I will try to post items a few times a week as inspiration - that will be my goal.
My first post is my Halloween card that I sent to my family, which I think turned out really well! I used a retired set (sorry!), but just love the mummy!