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Monday, December 31, 2007

One of my Christmas presents!

I have been wanting one of these for a while now and had it on my "wish" list! This is from the Pottery Barn and is so worth the money! It will hold cards in portrait or landscape position!
Here is is with some of the Christmas RAK's I received from my rubber stamping friends!

Happy New Year!

Well almost!!!! This past week has been busy busy busy! From having all of my family here on Christmas Eve., and other Christmas celebrations the week is winding down. It seems that we prepare so much and then it is all gone in the blink of an eye! This is my favorite time of year and hate to take down the decorations.......I will leave them up for a few weeks yet!
I made some tags before Christmas and never got around to sharing them. These were inspired by Tim Holtz and his twelve days of Christmas on his blog. While mine are wimpy in comparison, it was fun to play.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

From Coaster to Calendar

I love to alter things! I picked up these great coasters at a local mall. And here's what I did:
Apply glue stick all on one side of coaster and apply designer paper. I used Cutie Pie and Brocade Background and another paper I had in my stash. Trim excess and corners. Repeat on all sides. (2 coasters). Then I stamped the year on the front with a set of acrylic number stamps I have. (can't remember the name) The calendar was printed out on my computer and then cut. I then punched holes with my Crop-O-Dile and attached it with my Square Rhinestone brads or my Circle Rhinestone brads. Then I held the front and the back coasters together and punched holes at the top with the Crop-O-Dile. I put Jumbo Eyelets on both and set them with the Crop-O-Dile too!!! (I LOOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEE this tool!) I tied them together with the Double Stitched ribbon or used the Satin ribbon that was on special. I added buttons, and little clips that I also had in my stash. I can't wait to make more of these!
The one done with the Cutie Pie paper is for my mother so I stamped the heart around her birthday and did same in March for my Dad's!
I got the template from CAT on SCS .
I got the coasters at a seasonal store in the mall called Pubdecor. They had a web site, but now it is down! Don't know if it's been hit now too much or not!
You may also want to check your local liquor stores. I saw a rectangle one at the register area of one the other day but only took one. Maybe they have some and could sell them to you. Sorry!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Pineapple Upsidedown Cake Demarle Style

I cannot say enough about Demarle at Home!~ I love this product and love showing people what it is all about!
Here I used the Flower Mold along with the medium Perforated Baking Sheet. You do not have to grease the molds at all!!!
I took a good cup or more of brown sugar and spread in the bottom of the mold. On top of this I placed rings of pineapple with cherries in the center of each.
Then I mixed up a Butter Yellow recipe cake mix and poured over top.
I baked a little less than what the recipe called for. And this is the end result! It just unmolds so easily and nothing sticks!
(This was made for a teacher's dinner raffle for my son's middle school)

Sunday, December 16, 2007


I have been making Chocolate Pretzel rods all day! What you see here is just a few! Some of the little bags are ready in a bag for hubby to take to work. Some are unwrapped and in a storage container ready for Christmas Eve. I made the Cinnamon pecans and Toffee almonds a few days ago and bagged them up.

Felted Presents!!!

This purse is black but the close up looks gray. I have been busy getting ready for Christmas and have been neglecting my blog. I can't keep up with it all! Here are two purses I have made but I am not telling who is getting them.....shhhhhhhhhhh!
Both are done with two different yarns. I added handles attached with some felted yarn and got some great beaded trim at Joann's! I think it adds just the right amount of bling!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I See Prisms in My Lights!

I picked up these cardboard glasses at Lowe's the other day. They are like the ones you get to watch a 3-D movie. You look at the lights on the tree or outside, and the prism shows up! So I had to see if my camera could see it too! DUH! Of course it could! See the snowflake prism around the lights! Connor loved it!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Big on Christmas and Holiday Glitz!

Holiday Glitz Update December 6, 2007 The Holiday Glitz promotion will end December 15, 2007 at 11:50 pm (MT). Please note that the Love & Joy stamp set is no longer available as part of this promotion (this set was part of the Holiday Mini catalog and is no longer available now that the Holiday Mini sales period has ended). The Snowflake Spot, Snowfall, and Big on Christmas stamp sets are still available as part of this promotion.
You can still get the Holiday Glitz promotion! This kit comes with this great cardstock you see above all precut and scored and ready to assemble! You just add your stamp and ink! I love the textured cardstock! How cute is this card? The kit comes with ideas, but I had to make it my own!

Maryland's First Snow

What does the snow on the bushes here remind you of in this photo?
We got a little snow yesterday. Only about 4" here where we are. Just enough to make everything look nice and pretty! Schools were only delayed for 2 hours this morning so Connor was very disappointed.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Treat Boxes Galore!

I am having a ball creating these boxes! Beate did the tutorial and I am loving them! I have tons of retired paper that I need to use up so I will be making more and more!!! Will be filling them up with goodies for gifts!
Have also been busy creating my online shop at Etsy. Stop by and see what I have for sale! Will be adding more as I can get photos uploaded!