Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Okay, I just had to share this with you! Are you ready for Valentine's Day? You can be, with the exclusive Love You Much Bundle (item 115405)!

The Love You Much Bundle includes the following: Love You Much stamp set, Candy Lane Designer series paper (Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla), and the Heart to Heart Punch.

The retail price is $41.48, but if you order the bundle before January 31st . . . you'll receive a 20% discount, so you end up paying $33.19 for the whole bundle! What a deal!

Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping the Craft Room!


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas holiday!

Right before Christmas, I ordered a new Cricut cartridge: Christmas Cheer.
I was feeling a bit ambitious today and just had to show you what I did with it!

As a reminder, you have until 1/1/09 @ 12P, to post a comment to the blog or "follow" the blog. Each time you post a comment, you're entered into the drawing for a Doodlecharms paper pad + 2 rolls terrifically tacky tape.

Look at what you're going to make @ the Valentine's class! Isn't it just the cutest? You can fill it with Red Hots, Hershey Kisses, or even some Valentine's Hearts. We'll make some cards too (one will be the criss-cross card below) . . . don't forget to mark your calendars for January 23rd @ 6:30P! The cost is $10 or $18, if you'd like to make two of everything.
Please RSVP by 1/21/09 and let me know if you're wanting to make one or two.

Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by the craft room!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Perpetual Calendar Workshop

Hey there ladies!

Well, we had the Perpetual Calendar Workshop, last Friday night. Funny . . . you have five gals and every calendar starts off the same, but each of them end up looking different?! All of them were so very cute! I should have taken a picture of each one of them, before they left. I'll know better next time. This is a pictures of Theresa's calendar.

Don't forget to leave comments, or follow this blog, for a chance to win a Doodlecharms pad of paper and two rolls of tacky tape (the red stuff). The drawing is on 1/1/09 @ 12P.

It's so feeling a lot like Christmas tonight. Terry and I are baking and wrapping presents! We're making stuffed croissants & stuffed jalapenos
. . . along with our boys favorite . . . Snowman Poop! :o)

We're having our traditional family
Christmas Eve dinner, boiled shrimp & baby potatoes! Our parents started this tradition, when we moved to Kansas City . . . I hate to say this . . . 40 years ago! :o) After dinner, the four of us used get in the car and drive around to all the Christmas light displays. Thinking of those memories put a big smile on my face and some tears too . . . of missing our Mom during this time of year, who passed away in 2004. Now, our Dad is remarried to LaDonna and we're starting/adding new traditions, along with our old ones too. It's all about family and friends, during this time of year.

Moms are the glue to families and traditions. Oh come on . . . let's face it . . . if it wasn't for Moms . . . our fellas would be happy making grilled cheese sandwiches, Mac-n-Cheese, sittin' around drinking some beer, and having belching contests all night! I guess it's whatever makes you happy, right? If that's your traditional Christmas Eve, I didn't mean to offend you!

Whatever your family Christmas tradition, may you be surrounded by love and your memories make you smile.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Cards

I hope you've had a wonderful week!

It's pretty hectic around here, as I'm sure it is in every household right now! Our boys are counting the days until Santa comes! If you have little ones at your house, you can go out to Norad's website and track Santa's location! I highly recommend it! You can even call too, I believe the phone number is on the website somewhere!

Here is a picture the Christmas cards we're sending out this year. I started these cards, back in October, during the CKU afternoon crop. Here it is two days until Christmas . . . and I'm addressing the last of them.

We decided, just the other day, to put pictures of our boys inside . . . so that kind of slowed up the process. Gee, a whole year of pictures . . . which ones do you choose? We decided on their birthday pictures, since of course they had HUGE smiles on their faces.

I used the Stampin' Up Scalloped Edge punch and the Cuttlebug Sledding folder. I ran the card front through the embossing folder and then once again with only a cream colored piece of paper (1.5" x 2"), placed on the snowman. I watercolored the snowman and then pop-dotted him on the card. I tied cream ribbon on the majority of them, but did some with jute. Kind of liked 'em both.

I sure had alot of fun creating these cards . . .

Have a wonderful day/evening!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Binder Clips

Happy Wednesday!

There is a group of five of us gals that get together quarterly. We've all worked together, over the years, for about 16 years. We used to meet on a Friday night, but as kids grow up . . . their social lives start taking over the Friday nights (with football games, parties, etc). So . . . we have lately been meeting quarterly at a local theater on a Sunday afternoon. We saw "A Tuna Christmas" just this past Sunday . . . it's hilarious and the two fellas acting in it did an awesome job! We laugh so hard, when we get together . . . I so enjoy meeting up with these girlfriends.

I made each of the gals one of these little binder clips, to use as a recipe holder or a picture holder. Purchase the biggest binder clip (2" wide). You need to cut a piece of paper 2" x 3.25" and adhere it to the clip. If the paper is thin enough, it'll fit under each of the rounded edges . . . if it's thicker, you might not be able to slip it under the rounded edge. So be sure to "dry fit" it, before you start gluing.

I used Deer Friends hostess stamp set and the scallop punch, along with the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches.

Tie a ribbon around the bottom (around both of the clip part) and viola, you're done! Cute little gift . . . this would be a great little thing to make for a school bazaar or a craft show.

Only one week until Christmas! I've gotta get busy, finishing up the Christmas shopping and baking!

Enjoy your week!

Friday, December 12, 2008

8 Simple Signs Your Wife Scrapbooks/Stamps

My husband found this on the Internet, the other day, and couldn't resist sending it to me . . . wonder why? :o)

8 Simple Signs your wife scrapbooks/stamps:

1. Your wife says she is going to a crop and you expect her to come home with vegetables.
2. You ask where the glue is and she looks at you with a blank stare until you say adhesive.
3. Your wife has been accused of scraplifting and you ask her when her court date is.
4. You are excited when your wife tells you that she is swapping with her friends. Only to find out later that it means something completely different than you thought.
5. You get excited when your wife tells you that she got a job doing something she loves, only to find out that she makes less than illegal aliens!
6. Your wife plans family events because she wants to make a scrapbook page about it.
7. Scrap area is clean and organized, rest of the house . . . not so much.
8. 40% off coupons in the paper on Sunday = 40% more spending.

Hope you enjoyed! Go ahead . . . tell me that you don't fall under any/all of the eight above!
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Post-it Note Holders

Theresa & Tammy (my sister and her friend), came over this past weekend and we made 'lil post-it note holders . . . until 3:00A on Saturday morning! We each made eight of them. Didn't they turn out cute? They hold a 3"x3" post it note pad perfectly! We cut the cardboard 4"x4", covered all the sides, and cut out the initials with the Cricut Storybook cartridge.

Stampin' Up! retired stamp sets:
Available until January 18th . . . get 10% off through December 23rd, on any of the retired stamp sets. Discounts are applied at checkout AND there is free shipping on orders over $70!

Theresa wasn't kidding, when she said she was jumping up and down! I wish I would have taken a picture of it! She was pretty excited! Theresa received an acrylic stamp set and a two-ring binder. I started looking mine over on Saturday, thinking there should be some way that I could fit all my acrylic stamps in this! Well . . . I came up with a way! I used transparencies and a roll of the "magic" red tape! I put a cute little tab (Round Tab Punch, a Stampin' Up! punch), just so separate the categories. There are some 'lil pages that have two pockets on them! Yes, I know . . . really teetering on the edge, on that one aren't I?! I have a few more empty 2 ring binders, if you'd like to buy one . . . they are $3.40/each. I made a little 5"x7" cover page . . . so when the book is closed, you just don't just see the stamps.

FYI . . . you should be scared, by Theresa's comment! Good luck to you . . . 'cause she's serious now about winning another promotion! :o)

Good luck and thanks for visiting the Craft Room!
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Thursday, December 4, 2008

December Promotion

Congratulations to Theresa D. of Raymore, MO, for winning our November Promotion! She had all the answers correct! What to go Theresa!

The December promotion is ALOT easier! All you need to do is either add to "follow this blog" (left side of blog under my picture) or comment here on any December blog post. Since there are five weeks in December, if you comment on each weekly post + add "follow this blog" = minimum of six entries! If I blog more, you have more chances to win, so be sure to check often!!! I will be using Random.org on January 1st @ 12:00P. The winner will win a ProvoCraft Doodlecharms paper pad (contains 36 sheets of 6x12 paper - 18 exclusive designs, 2 sheets each).

Good luck and thanks for visiting the Craft Room!
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Monday, December 1, 2008

Making your Cricut mat sticky again . . .

In some peoples eye, knowing that I'm a ProvoCraft wholesaler . . . some might look at this as a lost sale . . . but in my eyes, a knowledgeable customer is a happy customer! ;o)

I found this YouTube video, on how to make your Cricut mats sticky again! DON'T THROW THEM AWAY ANYMORE! Just so happens that I didn't throw away the last two that I had . . . I was trying to find another use for them . . . guess that worked out to my advantage! WAHOO!

All you need is Zig 2 Way glue and your old mat! Don't use the Glue Pen . . . you'll be there forever! Be sure to get the Jumbo Tip, this will make it go alot faster! I believe any of the local retail craft stores have these.


p.s. Don't forget to turn in our November promotion answers; you have until December 5th!