Sunday, November 30, 2008

Crafting Coupon Organizer

Today is our FIRST real snow, in Kansas City! Snow definitely puts you in the Christmas spirit! I might yonder out later, to do some shopping?!

As you may know, Theresa (my sister) has just started into paper crafting. I've been keeping my retail coupons in a little envelope in my purse. My envelope is now breaking down! So, I thought about making her a little accordion book, to put the coupons in. Once I was done, I thought if I make it into a little book . . . using the Zutter? So, I made one for myself also . . . they're made out of a manilla file folder! Didn't they came out kind of cute?! I'm needing to do a bit more embellishing, like adding ribbon on the one with the wire binding.

Theresa purchased the Stampin' Up!'s Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit. Guess she was in the Christmas spirit too, because she sent me pictures of her mantle. Didn't all the little ornaments come out cute? We couldn't find the little pearls that were on the Stampin' Up! website, but we found some icicle garland at Old Time Pottery. The kit is available through December 31st.
Hope you're having a wonderful day! Let it snow . . . Let it snow . . . Let it snow!

Talk to you soon!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Birthday Calendar Workshop

I am having a Birthday Calendar Workshop, at my home, on 12/19 at 6:30P. The Workshop fee is $15.00. Kits are available also . . . you have your choice between two color schemes (Chocolate Chip or Windsor Knot). Kits are available also.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We celebrated with my Dad and Stepmother. My Mother-in-Law was planning on coming too, but she's come down with the flu bug! :o( Everything was so delicious!

The Cricuteer group is having a crop this Saturday, at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall in KCK. The cost is $50/day and we divide it evenly, amongst who shows up. The doors open @ 9:00A - 11:59P! Last time, we had 13 gals . . . we paid less than $4 for a whole day of cropping!
Just e-mail me, if you're planning on coming.

If you have some UFP's (UnFinished Projects) or need to finish some last minute Christmas gifts . . . you're more than welcome to come to my home on December 13th, anytime after 10:00A.

I got in the Christmas spirit tonight and put our living room tree up! Once the tree was up, our youngest decided to sit and adore all the ornaments.

Hope you have an enjoyable week!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Just wanted to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

One month from today . . .

I hope you've had a fantastic week!

I can't believe it! Christmas is exactly one month from today! ARGH! Oh my, I just don't feel prepared yet! I've gotta be hitting the Toys-R-Us website pretty hot-n-heavy here pretty soon!

We're having a Fill-In promotion! Our drawing will be December 5th @ 7:00P. Be
sure to click on the "What's New" button, on our website. Be sure to e-mail your answers to me at! Anyone that e-mails the correct answers will be entered into the drawing, for a Simply Chic Fun Flower acrylic stamp set (see left) and a 2-ring storage binder!

One of the other Stampin' Up! demonstrators had a watercolor class a week ago. She, better known as Peggy #1 in our Downline group, is an awesome artist when it comes to Gamsol! Peggy kept telling us that it was easy . . . so I went to her watercolor class. You know what?! She was right! Once you get the hang of it, it's alot of fun too! Anyone want to place a bid for a used Aquapen? :o) Here's what I colored . . . I swear, if I was a peacock, my tail-feathers would be all fanned out! YES, I acutally painted these all by myself! Peggy is an awesome teacher! She's planning on having another watercolor class in January . . . I would highly recommend going! Here's a link to her blog. Be sure to check back often, for the next class date!

We made my nephew's birthday invitations this past weekend. He's really into Clone Wars . . . so of course . . . he wanted a Clone Wars invitation. I did some play on Clone Wars wording, on his invitation and made a pop-up card. Can't wait to hear if/how people opened the invitation! Guess if they don't show up . . . they weren't able to open the card, huh?

Stampin' Up! is having a Holiday Extravaganza, starting tomorrow through December 1st! Be sure to check out my Stampin' Up! Online Store, to see the Extravaganza bundles!

I hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

More Christmas Gifts

Look out . . . we're on a roll!

Theresa (my sister) and Tammy (a friend of Theresa's) came over last weekend and we made these cute 'lil treat canisters . . . aren't they just the cutest? Here's the original design, that we scraplifted from Archiver's. I got the jars at Old Time Pottery for $3.99, for 3 jars! The ones at Archiver's are $9, for 3 jars, but they're also about 3 times the size too. I am going to put either Christmas candy or Homemade Hot Chocolate mix. It'd be enough for about 4 cups or so.

I used the Coluzzle, to cut out the ovals, and the Storybook Cricut cartridge, for the lettering. On the lettering, I got double-sided paper and used the background and the letting out of the same side . . . then flipped it over to the other side, for the top background. Got alot of use out of a 12x12 piece of paper, that's for sure! Between the paper and the jars, I spent about $2/jar . . . not counting whatever we put inside.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Starting on Christmas Gifts

Hello again! I hope you've had a wonderful week!

I can't believe it's about six weeks until Christmas! Where has the year gone?

Theresa (right) and Jenny (left) came over Saturday night and we finished up all our Santa paint cans, for our family, friends, and teachers. We had an assembly line goin' on this 'lil guys and got all 11 of 'em done (minus the embellishments of ribbon on each of them). Didn't they turn out cute?

Theresa ended up staying until about 2:00A. Once we were done with the cans, we started working on Christmas cards. We'd seen a card on the Internet that she liked, so we came up with the mock-up of it. I think her cards came out really cute. It was quite the challenge . . . the stamps that were originally used, were all retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets. Thank goodness for eBay, huh?!

If you haven't started Christmas shopping, making Christmas cards, or Christmas crafts . . . no time like the present?! Get on it girls!

I was out on Karol's website,, tonight and she wrote about a free music website . . . I dare you to listen! If this doesn't get you in the Christmas mood, nothing will!

Want some easy Christmas ornaments/ideas? Check out The video, by Shelli Gardner (Cofounder and CEO of Stampin' Up!), is very informative and shows how easy it is! For $55.50, you can create ALOT of cute gifts, click here to look at the kit in more detail!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Coaster Desk Calendar

Hope you've had a wonderful week!

Theresa (my sister), Bruce (her husband), Terry (my husband) and I went to the Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday. We realized that it was the first time that the four of us had been out, "SC" (since children)! Their oldest is going to be eight years old in December! WOW! Although the Chiefs lost, in overtime, we had a wonderful time spending time together!

I couldn't resist showing off our kids, as toddlers, on my "Coaster Desk Calendar". This is a workshop I am having in my craft room, next Friday - November 14th at 6:30P. The cost is $10, once you've completed the calendar, all you have to do is add the picture! This is a great opportunity to start making something for Grandma and/or Grandpa at Christmas time! If you'd like to join us, please RSVP by next Wednesday (11/12).

Last Saturday, there were 13 of us that rented a local hall and cropped ALL day! We had a bunch of fun. My sister is turning into quite the 'lil crafter! Here is a picture of our newest Christmas project. We're going to give these to our son's teachers and friends & family. Didn't they turn out cute? The girls were jokin' around and started a small auction for the cans, during the crop too . . . I believe the price got up to over $30! :o) Do I hear any higher bids? (just kidding)

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