JULY NEWS

1. Order PROJECT LIFE supplies now.

2. PAPER PUMPKIN can now be prepaid for gifts AND counts toward hostess totals.

3. Use HOSTESS CODE GQV7HB3A when you place your order and you will be entered to WIN $30 FREE PRODUCT.

4. JULY SPECIAL - buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and get 1 pack FREE.

5. AUGUST SPECIAL will be a BIG SHOT Special! It involves the Big Shot, specific dies and matching stamp sets. Stay tuned for more information.

Wednesday, September 29

DREAM, DREAM, DREAM....OOOOH (song)

Jan and Dean were brothers who sang some wonderful songs in the 60s. Do you remember their song DREAM? "When I want you, in my arms. When I want you, with all your charms. Whenever I want you all I have to do is DREAM."

Well, I thought about that song last night because at Dee's workshop we made DREAMSICLES - those yummy popsicles made from orange popsicle with vanilla icecream in the middle. I LOVED those as a kid.

Well last night, 8 ladies loved making those as cards. We had so much fun. We had 4 NEWBIES to stamping and they did a terrific job with the help of those sitting next to them who were pros already at cardmaking.

We all loved the little BITE out of the corner of the card to show the vanilla ice cream inside.

We made a candy treat to go with the card - a baggie of orange slice jellies (also a childhood fav) with a topper on it to match the card.

We used the TART AND TANGY stamp set with a sentiment from a retired set.

BUT I FORGOT TO TAKE PHOTOS OF EVERYONE HAVING FUN!! I WAS SO BUSY HELPING AND HAVING FUN THAT I TOTALLY FORGOT THE PHOTOS. OUCH!

Sunday, September 26

MY FIRST RAG PURSE - A FLANNEL DIAPER BAG

As I promised, here are some photos of my first rag purse made with the scallop square die cut and my BIG SHOT. (What?? You have NOT gotten one yet?? = YOU NEED ONE...)

Anyway, I got some flannel cloth with froggies on it since my niece is having a boy. I thought these froggies were perfect for a baby boy's diaper bag.

It went together so very easy - just sew an X from corner to corner thru 3 layers - 2 layers of cloth and one layer of batting or thick interface. I bought the interface by the yard and it seems just like quilt batting.

I added fabric handles and a cute wooden button for the closure. As you can see in the photo, I also added 2 pockets inside for the bottle and some wipies. I think pockets are important in diaper bags.

See photos and let me know if you have any questions about how to make one yourself.

Then decide how large you want your diaper bag (I chose 3 square high and 3 squares wide for each side.)

Thursday, September 23

I WON, I WON...

I am so excited, I won a random drawing on the blog site for Monica Weaver. I won 5 sheets of metallic metal for cutting on my BIG SHOT. I can hardly wait to try doing some fun projects with these once I get them. I will post them once I get something made.

Thanks so much, Monica, for this wonderful blog candy. Her website:

www.addalittledazzle.com

WOO-HOO. I WON!!!!!

Wednesday, September 22

Tuesday, September 21

2 CHALLENGES THIS WEEK - YEAH ME!!

I am so proud of myself to get two CHALLENGES entered this week!! I made myself a goal to try to enter more challenges so I can have more fun and so my blog gets visited more often.

Hope you enjoy my halloween mini milk carton treats that I made for the challenges.

Please leave me a comment if you like my mini milk carton creations or any of the cards on my blog.

Have a fun cardmaking and crafting week!

Saturday, September 18

DID 'JA KNOW, DID 'JA KNOW, DID 'JA KNOW???

A FEW THINGS I WONDER DID 'JA KNOW:

DID 'JA KNOW THAT THIS YEAR STAMPIN' UP! HAS QUITE A FEW SINGLE STAMPS IN THEIR CATALOG? HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY AVAILABLE - ALL UNDER $10!!

1. IN THE BIG IDEA CATALOG THEY ARE ON PAGES 18, 19 AND 20.

*I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE HOMEMADE & TO DIE FOR STAMP

*WHAT COULD BE SWEETER THAN THE BABY STEPS STAMP WITH MOMMA AND BABY ELEPHANT HOLDING ON TO MOMMA'S TAIL?

*DASHER THE REINDEER WITH HIS BEAUTIFUL SWIRLS ON HIS ANTLERS IS GOING TO BE ON ALL MY CHRISTMAS CARDS THIS YEAR.


2. IN THE HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG THEY ARE ON PAGE 41.

*LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE SWEET SNOWGLOBE. I AM GOING TO USE MY SWEET TREAT CUPS AS THE GLOBE PART AND PUT SOME "SNOW" INSIDE LIKE A REAL SNOWGLOBE. GRANDKIDS WILL LOVE RECEIVING THAT CARD, WON'T THEY?

*I AM CRAZY ABOUT ANY KINDS OF BIRDS - EVEN CROWS. WE HAD A PAIR NEST IN THE PINES BEHIND OUR HOME IN TEXAS. SO THE MIDNIGHT RAVEN SINGLE STAMP IS JUST UP MY ALLEY FOR HALLOWEEN. DOESN'T THE RAVEN NEED TO COME VISIT AT YOUR HOUSE AS WELL?

ALL THESE SINGLE STAMPS ARE UNDER $10 - A GREAT BARGAIN THAT YOU CAN USE AGAIN AND AGAIN ALL YEAR.

Thursday, September 16

Cutting and sewing with my BIG SHOT

I am working on the cutest project with my BIG SHOT - a diaper bag for a friend who is expecting a BOY. I chose fabrics with froggies all over it.

My granddaughter, Kayleigh, is helping me cut and sew the blocks while I sew them together to make the bag/tote.

Stay tuned to see the fininished piece in a few days!! IT IS SO STINKING CUTE - RIBBIT, RIBBIT

Thursday, September 9

124 mini milk cartons made, decorated and filled to give as gifts

At class yesterday, the participants made mini milk cartons and carriers, decorated them and prepared to give them away as gifts. A real service project with lots of FUN doing it.

We made 144 cartons total with holders for each set of 4. Everyone had such a fun time deciding how to decorate them with stamps, decorative paper, ink techniques, and embellishments. The embellishments were the favorite part for everyone, I believe. Brads of all colors, the new sparkly brads, paper flowers, those other flowers that you can ink, clips of all kinds, glitter, beads, glue on doo-dads (technical term for sure), etc. It was pure madness in a GOOD way.

Thank you Lesleigh for being such a wonderful hostess and putting up with all our mess and GLITTER everywhere. AND we all fell in love with those melt in your mouth cinnamon rolls. See Lesleigh's blog at CUPCAKESBYLES.BLOGSPOT.COM for more of her amazing eatible creations.

It was a fun but exhausting day. Thanks to everyone who came and participated. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones.

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