Sunday, December 30, 2007

All Year Cheer - January

January 16th, I'll be starting my first monthly 6x6 scrapbook layout. Each month we'll focus on a theme, January will be snow, and scrap 2 pages.

RSVP's are required by Jan. 9th. Cost is $12 and includes: 2 full 6x6 pages and page protectors.

Accepted types of payment include: cash, check or credit card through paypal.

Can't attend? No problem! Let me send you the kit. Should you not have the stamp set, I'll stamp the images for you at no additional charge. All you pay is shipping.

Each month I'll also preview one of the pages.

January's preview page is this:

Any questions? Contact me!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Birthday Card

Is it horrible of me that I didn't send out one Christmas card this year? Time just escaped me.

My B-I-L had birthday and this is what I came up with...

the only thing I wish I would have done different is that instead of the bow I would have tied a knot. Oh well... he didn't seem to notice.

Also, this will be one of the cards featured at my Super Stamp, February 3rd. More details to come.

All About Birthdays Wheel, Tempting Turquoise cartridge
Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White , Green Galore Cardstock
1/4 Grosgrain Pumpkin Pie Ribbon
VersaMark marker

Thursday, December 20, 2007

co-worker gifts about being on a roll!

so, i originally had wanted to make those clear boxes that hold 10 of the ghiradelli chocolate's but time and my poor fraction skills stood in the way of me getting the boxes to fold perfectly however I couldn't be the only one not bringing something in so I came up with these instead!

aren't they cute?! I'm so impressed with myself!

hopefully my coworkers like 'em!

this will probably be the last post until after Christmas so everyone have a great Holiday!

make sure you eat and drink plenty...just don't drive!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Easy Peasy Wrapping

Doy...who got a friend their Christmas present the night before they were exchanging presents? Not me...violently shaking my head...;)

Ok, so maybe I did. Here is the partial gift:

Any guesses to what it may be?


It's a MAC eye shadow. I know, a weird gift right? well, my gf likes it but refuses to spend such money on make-up so I got it for her and a gift certificate for anything else she may want.

How was i going to wrap this? Put the gift card in a card and hand her this little 1x1 box and say Merry Christmas?! No..I couldn't do that and all the other wrapping I had would be misleading, so I remembered I had a stash of lunch bags lying around.Why not alter it? I wanted the bag to be christmas-y but not be your traditional green and red. I found this stash of non-SU paper under my DSP and knew I hit the jackpot.

This is what i came up with...

Isn't it spiffy?! and on top of it all, it took me like 5 mins to "design" and another 15 to create it!

Let me tell you, it was sitting on my desk at work today and boy did I get a ton of compliments on it!!!!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Second Thank You

So here's my second Thank You card. Inspiration from here.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, River Rock and Very Vanilla. Ink: Versa-Mark Stamps: Carte Postale and Much Appreciated

Although I love this card, it was pretty time consuming since I'm not the owner of either the rectangle coluzzle or a die cut machine. {keeping the fingers crossed I'll receive one for Christmas}

Thanks is also embossed, mounted on River Rock and then on Chocolate Chip which is then propped up with Stampin' Dimensionals...seee....

Until I can cut out the center piece a littel faster, these will be for special occasions. Overall it was a relatively fast card.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

it's a .....

new catty!!

ladies ladies ladies..wait till you see the new catalogue!!!

it is.....fab-u-lous!!!!!

have you pre-ordered your catalogue yet? no, contact me!

I'll also be having an Open House in January if your in the area. Stay tuned for more details.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

First Thanks

First off, thanks to Nancy for leaving a comment. Nancy, please e-mail me your snail mail addy.

Now, back to the regular scheduled program...Ive been crazily working on some simple Thank You's before I run out.

This was my first attempt, The chocolate chip ribbon is adhered to an acetate sheet stamped with thanks in brown staz-on. Underneath is a sheet of river rock which is stamped with versa-mark, and both of />Tthose are attached to chocolate chip cardstock. I wasn't 100% on this card. I wanted something wow-ing however since I usually am waiting till the last minute to create a card I need something fast. Although, this is relatively fast, it felt a little too formal. The view below shows how the card consists of 3 layers.

Chocolate Chip, River Rock cardstock
Brown Staz-On
5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
Acetate Sheet
Stamps: Carte Postale, Much Appreciated

Stay tuned because this week is the week of Thank-You's!

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Sorry for the absence...I needed a few days to recoup from the stressfulness of the past few weeks.

Funny though..I've been itching to get back into it and there are a million different ideas swimming through my head.

In the spirit of Nikolaus, a tradition in my family, I am giving away a 3x3 card box from the Craft Fair! All you have to do is, leave a comment telling me your favorite Christmas CD. I usually add one or two new ones to my collection and have yet to get one this year! A name will be chosen from Saturday morning.

Now it's time to start working on those Thank You's!

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Hello hello hello...the event was much better attended yesterday but still not exactly what most of the vendors had expected. I don't think it helped that a snowstorm rolled in, in the evening.

The first shot is our overall booth:

Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of our first set-up, I should be getting those shortly. This is the final product. We had set it up so that people would come into our booth and shop around. Well, the majority either didn't think they could or just didn't want to, so we moved a sampling of our items onto our tables. The table on the right has a sampling and the table on the left is a small make and take.

These are the wooden ornaments one of the other ladies made, none sold. Then there you see my bags underneath, none of those sold either!

Oooppsss..I forgot to take a picture of the wall between the wooden ornaments and the tree in the corner. Anyways, on that wall we had special pre-order albums, my 3x3 note card boxes, reindeer food, and hanging with had some tiles. Those little 2x2 tiles. If you click on the corner image, you'll see them hanging there.

The red book was a Christmas album, and below it you'll see the tiles I was speaking off. The tree held the large ornaments, which ended up being are biggest sellers, and the smaller ornaments which were filled with re-inkers and dazzling diamonds!

Then this wall contained our large glass ornaments, under them was my Holiday Planner and Birthday Books, and below those we had large vases stamped and a matching hood. Next to the large glass bulbs were our MAN-uals, and below those 4x4 albums and squash books. We did sell a few of the 4x4 albums.

The section of our wall held tile coasters and blocks. Unfortunately, we didn't have any electricity so our glass blocks couldn't be lit up and I think that was a HUGE disadvantage to them.We sold a few but nothing compared to what we could have. Oooohhhh, and I forgot to mention my favorite creation: my topiary tree!!!! Isn't it beautiful? I received a lot of compliments but sold none of them.

Unfortunately this show was a huge bust for us. Speaking to other vendors, it was a huge bust for them as well. I think the general consensus is that times are just tough right now in Michigan.

Saturday, December 1, 2007


Hey ladies!

Thanks for all the positive reviews and individual emails.

Making items for a craft fair is really hard. I usually base items off of what I would want to buy. That is perhaps not what you would want to buy, etc etc

Foot traffic has been high but sales have been low low low.

Our best sellers are those glass ornaments and ..... reindeer food!

I'll post a picture of that as well tonight.

Hopefully things get better today with paying customers!