Saturday, December 31, 2011

Getting my gift on: for the Coaches

First The Santa Gift bags!  I just had a great time making these.  I added white tissue paper to these

Pictures are not the best I had to snap them fast in my stamp room.  

there are 10 swim coaches!



From Robin's Blog:  It's an old, old design idea that uses one full sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock for the tote. From there, you can decorate it however you wish. I saw Selene's photo tutorial for it on Stamping 411 yesterday and it all just clicked for me! Make a Santa tote!!
Here's the link to the Stamping 411 tote tutorial for you: Tote or Card Holder Tutorial


And for the Bag contents:  



Inside was a gift card.  the gift card holder specs are as follows.  I cased them from Julie Davidson.  

The tag is cut from the Two Tags die on the Big Shot.  It fits perfectly inside the cardstock sleeve and holds a gift card with a mini glue dot.   The cardstock sleeve is 4-1/4" x 6-1/8" in Real Red.  Score on the long end at 1-5/8" and 4-1/2" and then use Sticky Strip  or mono multi liquid to glue it together, leaving one end open.



I also had a Cello Bag with 3 cookies.  2 Sugared shortbread and one Jelly-yummy.

I did not take a picture of the cookies- but it looked a lot like this picture:




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Friday, December 30, 2011

Getting my gift on: For the Bff's


I used my Letters to Santa designer paper to wrap a small gift.  then tied it up with matching ribbon and a tag.  I sure hope the recipients  liked it!


Inside:  a great necklace to celebrate our friendship.




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Thursday, December 29, 2011

For the Girlfriend

I completely cased this card from Lisa Young.  OMGoodness its so cute and perfect for my son to give his new girlfriend.  Inside it says" U Rock my World" from the hostess set Perfect Words

I made 2 so i would have one in my card stash


Here is the rest of the gift.  a Santa bag (cased from Robin Merriman), an embellished frame, and in the box is a sweet necklace especially picked for her.   


this is a basic white Frame from Kohl's.  I altered it- since her favorite color is blue.  
and hopefully they will get a picture together.  (even if it is from a phone)


Stamps: Jolly Bingo Bits, Four Frames, Got treas
Paper: Marina mist, whisper white, real red, black, glimmer in red and silver, shimmer white and chocolate chip
Ink: marina mist, real red, soft suede
Accessories: Ribbon, Modern label punch, trio heart punch, scallop square duo die for the Big Shot, vintage wallpaper embossing folder.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Getting my Gift on Day 2- the UPS man

For my UPS driver.  I left this out on the step but the driver did not take it.  I am guessing it must have been a temp driver so I'll have to stalk him for my next shipment.  which will most likely be tomorrow- LOL.







I packed this in a cello bag the same way I did yesterdays USPS truck.  Here is the back of the tag.  this is a custom stamp - I just LOVE IT!!! and then I just hand wrote the dogs and address.  

Sorry, No tutorial- its Christmas! Cased from the score pal website But here are the specs:

base: 5.5 x 8.5 score at 1.5 on the 2 long sides. then turn and score at 1.5, 5.5 and 7. snip on all 6 short score lines and fold to form base of truck

windshield: 5.5 x 2.5, score at 1/2 inch on ONE long side, turn and score at 1.5 in from each side. cut away the small rectangles and adhere to the truck base

roof: 5.5 x 8.5. score down the long edge at 2.5. turn and score at 3 and 5.5. Snip on the shorter score lines and trim the back panels to make the roof and truck door.

just google the logo and print and trim to adhere to the side of the truck




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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Getting My Gift on Day 1- the mailman

So I was a little busy this holiday season.   Lots of handmade gifts and cards for everyone on my list, not so much time for blogging.  This week I am going to share some of my favorites.

For John, the Mailman:  inside was some candy and some cash!







Sorry, No tutorial- its Christmas! Cased from the score pal website But here are the specs:

base: 5.5 x 8.5 score at 1.5 on the 2 long sides. then turn and score at 1.5, 5.5 and 7. snip on all 6 short score lines and fold to form base of truck

windshield: 5.5 x 2.5, score at 1/2 inch on ONE long side, turn and score at 1.5 in from each side. cut away the small rectangles and adhere to the truck base

roof: 5.5 x 8.5. score down the long edge at 2.5. turn and score at 3 and 5.5. Snip on the shorter score lines and trim the back panels to make the roof and truck door.

just google the logo and print and trim to adhere to the side of the truck


Stamps: none
Paper: whisper white
Ink: none
Accessories: circle punches, glimmer brads, velcro



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Friday, December 23, 2011

From the archives- Jelly Cookies

Jelly cookies! YUMMMMMMMMYYYYYYY!

Here are the ones I baked on Wednesday:  

Jill's Jelly cookies or Raspberry Star cookies-- My most requested!

1 cup of butter, softened
1/2 cup +2 tablespoons of white sugar
2-1/4 cups all purpose flour
pinch of salt
1 cup(jar) or seedless raspberry jam

icing

1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tsp almond extract
2-3 tsp water (or more)
drizzle over cookies


preheat oven to 350
cream together the butter and sugar till smooth
combine flour and salt, stir into creamed mixture
roll the dough to 1" balls
press to 3/8" thickness ( i use a glass cup)
indent the cookies with the back of the spoon, thumb or the pampered chef tart maker
place a small amount of jam into each cookie
bake for 10-12 minutes
let sit on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then cool on a wire rack
In a small bowl mix together the confectioners sugar and almond extract to form a gaze. add water a tsp at a time if the mixture is too thick to drizzle. I use a icing bag (or a ziploc bag, corner snipped off) to pipe the drizzle on so its perfect!

double this recipe it only makes about 24 cookies


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Thursday, December 22, 2011

More sharing- and almost there

A few more shares for today.  And I can see the light at the end of my Holiday Tunnel.  Baking and making gifts and having a ton of fun!!


It's been LOTS of fun going to the mailbox this year.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Another Occasions Mini Sneak Peek

Amidst this years holiday madness I have found just a little time to stamp!  But I do have some stinking awesome gifts to share after the holidays!!!

These Labels Collection framelit dies ROCK!!!!


Stamps: Apothecary Art
Paper: basic gray, blushing bride, Baja Breeze, NEW Twitterpated dsp
Ink:Basic gray
Accessories: Paper daisies, Twitterpated buttons, blushing bride pleased satin ribbon, labels collection framelits dies, perfect polkadot embossing folder


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Friday, December 16, 2011

Clearance Sale - Save big!!

HUGE STAMPIN' UP! ANNOUNCEMENT!!!  SAVE UP TO 80%!!!   through January 5, 2012, nearly 200 products (tons of punches, dies, designer series paper, ribbon and more!) are being added to the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack--with some discounted up to 80 percent! These great deals are only available when you purchase on-line and while supplies last.




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Friday, December 9, 2011

Valentine sneak peek!

Another new set from the Occasions mini!! This one is do cute and called "P.S. I Love You"

This mini rocks!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Jolly Santa

A stampers club member project this  month.  So much fun!

Stamps: none
Paper: Lucky Limeade, whisper white, real red, blushing bride
Ink: none
Accessories:
Punches:
- Large Oval Punch hat rim (whisper white)
Medium Oval Punch face (blushing bride)
- Itty Bitty Punch Pack (circle for the nose and tongue)
- Boho Blossom Punch (flower for the pom pom tip of Santa's hat)
- 2-Step Bird Building Punch (for Santa's mustache)
BigShot Tools:
- Textured Impression Embossing Folder Elegant Lines
- Petal Cone Die #121810 lucky Limeade
Other:
- Real red 1/4 grosgrain
- Dazzling details glitter glue for hat and pompom

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Petals a Plenty Stocking

I think I am highly addicted to silver glimmer paper


Stamps: Short and sweet
Paper: Cherry cobbler, Old olive, whipper white, slier glimmer paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: jingle bells, 1/8" taffeta, stocking builder punch, petals a plenty embossing folder, cherry cobbler baker's twine



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Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Stamps: Grateful Greetings
Paper: Whisper white, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Garden Green
Accessories: Stitched Felt accents Winter Wishes, snow burst embossing folder.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Some thank you notes

For my customers this month!


Stamps: Jolly Bing Bits, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Night of Navy, real red, Marina mist, very vanilla, Holly berry specialty DSP
Ink: Old Olive, chocolate chip, real red
Accessories:ribbon, dazzling details, circle punches


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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Occasions mini sneak peek!

A card I made with some new goodies from the Occasions Mini. New stamps and new dies!! More details to be added!!

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