Monday, November 24, 2014

Sign Up now! December Stamp Classes

Also ladies...My December Classes are coming up soon!  I am going to list them again and if you will take a moment to let me know if you will be attending I would appreciate it.  We are all going to be getting very busy this week and I don't want you to forget!  I will have to get supplies ordered quickly because the holidays will slow down ordering and delivery, so PLEASE just go ahead and reply after you read this.  I know myself, if I Put if off and think I will do it later, I will forget and then miss the deadline and miss the class!
So don't miss out! 

Stamp A Stack
Thank you and Get Well Cards – Make 12 cards, 6 designs, 2 of each design plus envelopes and storage cases for your cards.
Date: December 6th – Saturday
Time: 9:30-11:30
Where: my house – 5825 Lyons Rd, Garland
Cost: $25 or $15 with a $35 min. order

RSVP AND Class Fee due November 28th

Christmas Card Class #4

This class includes the White Christmas Stamp Set and the All is Calm Designer Washi Tape. This is a fun little set and it is a photopolymer set! And you will have left over washi tape to take home! We will also use the new Lucky Stars embossing folder with this set which I will provide, (but you will want it)!

Date: December 7th, Sunday
Time: 2:00
Where: My House
Cost: $40
Please bring your clear blocks to class
RSVP and Check due by November 28th

Stocking Stuffer Class

This is a very popular class, so sign up early! You will come and make small cute gift and packaging items that are inexpensive and easy to reproduce. They are perfect for teachers or coworkers or your own family’s stockings! This is perfect if you just need a little something to give someone to show you care.

Date: December 5th, Friday
Time: May come anytime between 5:00 and 7:00, class will end at 9:30
Where: my house
Cost: $25 (if you place a $35 order that day, your class fee will be $15)
RSVP and class fee due by: November 28th

Wrap It Up! Class

Do you love to put handmade tags on your Christmas gifts? Well come to this class and get stocked up! We will have Hot Chocolate and a treat and you will make as many tags as you want during our class time. I will also show you how to make a treat bag with your DSP! Your Class will include the Cheerful Tags Stamp Set, Under the Tree Tag a Bag Accessory Kit AND your own pack of Trim the Tree DSP Stack! I will show you how to make tags using the kit, the paper cutter and punches. You should have left overs to take home and make even more tags for your gifts!

Date: December 13th, Saturday
Time: 9:30- 11:00
Where: my house
Cost: $35
Bring your paper cutter and scissors to class
RSVP and class fee due by December 5th

Classes will pick back up in January! Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Check out this incredible Online Extravaganza
with Stampin' Up! 
It's the best SU Black Friday sale I've seen yet!  If I didn't have most of it already I would so take advantage of it. I may find a few things I still need!! I love a good sale!
Stampin' Up! has released the information about their annual
It starts on Monday, Nov. 24 and goes through Tuesday, December 2nd.
  • There are SOME items ONLY available on Monday, Nov. 24 (see below)
  • There are SOME items ONLY available on Monday, Dec. 1 (see below)
  • EVERYTHING else on the lists below are available the entire 9 days, from Nov. 24 to Dec. 2.
  • Everything is "while supplies last."
  • Everything may be purchased in my  ONLINE STORE beginning Mon. Nov. 24
  • I have 5 goodie bags of FREE product to give to the first 5 online orders over $50.
  • Local customers can contact me to order or place orders online.

Fall themed Baby Shower

My daughter Megan and I hosted my younger daughters baby shower yesterday. My fourth grand baby and Jen's third is due January 30th. Another little boy, Emerson Rhys. We had so much fun planning and putting it all together. I wanted to share some pictures with you.

 Check out the diaper owl!

This arrangement was made in my great grandmothers bread bowl
  I hand painted the acorn in the jar behind the apple pies and painted the mason jars.


Our menu was Bacon Jalapeno Dip baked in a pumpkin, Mini Apple Pies, Ranch Dip and Veggies, Pumpkin Crack Dip with apples, Apple Cider and of course the S'mores Bar.  So fun!



                                                                                         This crock pot Apple Cider was so good!


Roasting marshmallows

Friday, November 14, 2014

Trim A Tree Christmas Card

This card turned out so pretty.  It is made with All is Calm Designer Paper and Washi Tape, Tree Punch, and On Point Embossing Folder

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Carmel Apples

Aren't these cute?  I don't remember who originally created these but I thought they were so cute, I did them for my Team Meeting swap and then I had my Hostess club make them last month.  I filled mine with caramels. These were made with Stampin' Up!'s Curvy Box Framelit. There are tons of ideas for this little box out there.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Date Night

I was perusing Pinterest one day, (don't you love Pinterest/)and I came across an idea for date nights.  As I kept looking into this topic I found a ton of great ideas.  I decided to take an idea I found in a few different spots which was to make up a date night(or day) for every month and give this to my husband as a Christmas gift.  I am still working on my envelopes, but I started thing....we don't spend enough time together. We are together, but we don't really spend quality time together.  I know some of you know what I am talking about.  I stated planning dates for us NOW, trying to do some different and special things.  This was one evening I planned last month. I made a tent with various sheets and Mosquito netting, blankets, pillows and of course twinkle lights! It was quite a chore making the tent, but it was so fun and romantic.

 We played a game where we had to highlight words in a book to make a message to each other.  Once we highlighted the word we would write the page number on a pad of paper.  When we were finished we gave the book and paper to each other and we had to go through the book and write the words from each page to decipher the message.  It was fun! And funny!

 We had dinner on the back porch before walking down to the tent for the evening.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Refrigerater Oatmeal!

Have you tried this??  My daughter introduced me to this.  I am going to give you the link to the sight where I got all of my recipes. Two weeks ago I made up enough for the weeks breakfasts. I made the Raspberry Vanilla and the Mandarin Orange.

This week I made a couple of Pineapple Coconut and a Blackberry. I substituted blackberries for the raspberries and omitted the vanilla in the Raspberry Vanilla recipe.

This is different, but it is good and easy and ready for you in the morning! It has a good amount of protein and fiber. If you are doing WW the points range from 6 to 8.  Not bad for breakfast and you can always add a piece of fruit.

Click here for the recipes The Yummy Life 

Monday, November 10, 2014

November Stamp A Stack - 2nd part

Here are the other 3 cards from November Stamp A Stack. (I found these ideas on Pinterest and changed them somewhat according to supplies I had on hand.) 

 Gifts of Kindness stamp set #130441 wood, #130444 clear
Very Vanilla card stock # 101650
Early Espresso ink #126974
Bitty Butterfly Punch #129406
Lovely Lace Embossing Folder #133737
Beautiful Wings Embosslit #118138
Labels Collection Framelits # 125598
Rhinestone #119246

Fall Fest stamp set #135194
Four You stamp set #130535 wood, #135362 clear
Very Vanilla card stock #101650
Crushed Curry ink # 131173
Cajun Craze ink #126965
Garden Green Ink #126973
Soft Suede ink #126978

 Four Feathers stamp set #135050 wood, #135053 clear
For All Things stamp set #135152 wood, #135155 clear
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set #130514 wood, 130517 clear
Feathers Framelits #135852
Crumb Cake card stock #120953
Naturals White card stock #102316
Hello Honey ink #133643
Tangelo Twist ink #133646
Mossy Meadow ink #133645
Gold Sequin Trim #132983
Crumb Cake ink #126975

December Class:

Stamp A Stack

Thank you and Get Well Cards – Make 12 cards, 6 designs, 2 of each design plus envelopes and storage cases for your cards.

Date: December 6th – Saturday
Time: 9:30-11:30
Where: my house – 5825 Lyons Rd, Garland
Cost: $25 or $15 with a $35 min. order

RSVP AND Class Fee due November 28th