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I have two children. My daughter Jennifer is 27 and my son Christopher is 25. And two step-sons, Trevor and Adam ages 24 and 26 along with their beautiful wives Emily and Julie and their babies, Noah and Madisyn. I also have I've been married for 12 years to my husband Gary. I'm a full time Junior High Language Arts teacher and stamping is one of my passions. All products I use are from Stampin' Up! Be sure to visit my Stampin' Up! website to view my calendar of events by clicking on the link to the right!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Snowman Soup

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!  Lights, wreaths, you name it, are going up everywhere.  Including in my stamp room.  Wish I could take full credit for this little guy, but I can't.  The basic idea for this decorated tin came from my friend Kim, I was the one who added the Merry Christmas tag and the holly leaves and wreath.  The felt adornments are from Stampin' Up!'s Stitched Felt Winter Wishes (124108--$9.95) in the current Holiday Mini.  Isn't he a cutie?

Inside are all of the ingredients for Snowman Soup.  On the back I attached the words for a Snowman Soup poem.  Don't know what Snowman Soup is?  It's a packet of hot chocolate mix, a candy cane, and three Hershey Kisses.

Here are the words for the saying that go on the back.

Was told you've been
reel good this year.
Always glad to hear it!
With freezing weather drawing near,
You'll need to warm the spirit.
So here's a little Snowman Soup
Complete with stirring stick.
Add hot water, sip it slow.
It's sure to do the trick!

I don't know where the words came from, otherwise I would tell you.  I think this would make a cute little teacher gift for teachers this year...although, all teachers really want for Christmas is for their students to do well!  Trust me, I know.  :)

If you want more information on this little cutie patootie, email me and Iwill send  you the dimensions.

Hope every one's Thanksgiving was awesome...Until next time...

Happy stamping!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November Birthday Card

Well let me tell you...I logged into Facebook tonight and was reminded that it was my son-in-law's birthday today.  I am so not good at remembering things like that.  But, after setting our turkey out to defrost for tomorrow's dinner, I ran up to my stamp room to make him a card.  You would think that I wouldn't need too because I have so many already done, but I needed something masculine.  I don't have too many masculine stamp sets or DSP for that matter, so I thought I was in a pickle.  But this is what I came up with.  I think I did pretty well for a last minute thing.

Actually, I surprised myself.  I thought I was pretty slick when I decided the Pick Your Poison Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Mini would be perfect for a man's birthday card.   (Item 124001--$10.95).  I paired that with my Create a Cupcake stamp set and it turned out pretty well.  (Item 121982--$16.95).

I used a Basic Black card base and cut it so I would have a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 card.  The large orange piece of DSP was cut into a 5 x 4 inch piece.  Then I selected another piece to run across the bottom.  It is 1 by 4 1/4 inches.  The third piece of DSP is 1 by 5 1/2 inches and I adhered that piece last. 

The cupcake is stamped on Very Vanilla card stock in Peach Parfait and Basic Black.  It was punched with the coordinating punch.  The bottom of the cupcake is adhered to a piece of 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 Very Vanilla, and the top is popped up with a dimensional.  It turned out exactly like I wanted and that was not girlie.  :)  I adhered a piece of Very Vanilla to the inside of the card so we could write our birthday wishes.  I think he will like it.  He is a pretty reasonable guy!  :)

Well, it is off to bed for me.  I have to get up early to stuff the turkey and get it into the oven.  My husband and I are hosting 12 people for dinner.  Of course, between the two of us we have 4 children (2 apiece) and they will each be bringing their significant others.  The only person that will be missing is my daughter.  She is on a trip of a lifetime.  She went to Thailand about a week ago and won't be back until the 5th of December.  Her husband will be here.  I said he was reasonable.  My daughter is just like I was when I was in my twenties about a million years ago.  She's got  the wanderlust and  likes to see and experience new things.  The trip to Thailand is a story that I will save for my next post.

Until then, Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello All!

I have this entire week off from work and have had a lot of time to catch up on things.  One thing being updating my blog with a Thanksgiving card BEFORE the holiday! :)  I spent the day yesterday cleaning my stamp room which hadn't been done since August.  The floor is even vacuumed which is really strange to look at.  I sort of got used to seeing it covered with millions of little bits of paper and the backing from dimensionals. :)

We made this card at my October club.  The card base is Soft Suede card stock (115318--$6.95) with Pear Pizzazz (119795--$6.95 in the IBC) card stock which coordinates with the Spice Cake DSP (124003--$10.95) that you can find in the current Holiday Mini..

Both of the stamp sets I used are from the current IBC.  They are Triple Treat Flower (122909--$8.95) and Day of Gratitude (121148--$18.95).  I used the rock and roll technique with the ink.  The colors I used are Soft Suede, More Mustard, and Pear Pizzazz.  The items numbers for each of these inks are:  115657, 103162, and 119784.  Each Classic Stampin' Ink Pad is $5.95.

Other things I used are Soft Suede 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (125060--$9.95), Chantilly 1/2 " Crochet Trim (119480--$6.95) , the Fancy Flower Punch (118073--$16.95), 5-Petal Flower Punch (119880--$16.95), and Bitty Buttons (118761--$4.95).  The punches coordinate with the Triple Treat Flower Punch.  

You can order any of these items in my online store.  Click on the Shop Now button in the upper rigght hand corner when you get there.

Until my next post, I hope all of you have a very Happy Thanksgiving! 


Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza Until November 30th Only!

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Come to Bethlehem

As I sit here waiting for my guest to arrive for my Holiday Card Class, I decided to post one of my Christmas Creations. I've been wanting this stamp set for quite some time, so I finally broke down and got it.  I think the image on this set is absolutely beautiful and exactly what Christmas is all about!

I used crumb cake card stock for the base and layered it with real red, night of navy and whisper white.  I stamped the image in night of navey craft ink and then used clear embossing powder over it.  Too bad we don't have embossing powder in all of our colors, because I think the same color powder would have created a crisper image.  But, I'm not unhappy with this.  I still think it is pretty. :)   The ribbon is night of navy as well and of course, I had to add a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels to add the finishing touch. 

To purchase any of these items so you can create this beauty, click here to visit my online store.  Once you are there, click on the PRODUCTS  tab across the top of the page, then shop now.

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