Sunday, December 31, 2006

I'm Back!!

I am back and can't wait to start creating again. I was a very spoiled girl this Christmas and have lots of new toys to play with ;0)

I managed to get down to my stamp room the past few days and and made a few new things to share with you.

This first one was just something that I made by accident really. I was playing with my new Cuttlebug and was trying out my new Olivia Alphabet Diecuts and decided to try and use some glue to attach it to a scrap piece of paper I had laying on the table. So this is what came out of that. It's not Great, but I like the idea of using the diecuts. And I got to use my new "Hawaiian Primas'. And of course had to add some of my clear glitter gel pen and bling too!! I have had some advise on what kind of adhesive to use on these thin dies and I think I will definitely give the Stampin' Up! 2 way glue pen a try. I just used the Stampin Up glue and it is kinda messy. I will just have to play until I find something that works for me.

Here is another card I made lastnight and I must say that I am liking this one alot!! I did this one using the new set that all of us Stampin' Up! demos received as a Christmas gift from Shelli and the Stampin' Up! Team. I love this set!! It is called Polka Dots and Paisleys and I am happy to say that it will be available in the new Spring mini coming in March!! This set is so fun. Anyway here is what I cam up with...

I used Chocolate Chip, Almost Amythest and So Saffron. The dots on the paisleys were pierced and then outlined using my clear gel Sakura pen. I then used my SU piercing template to make the dotted outlines. And got to use my new Chocolate Chip Marker!! On the tag I also used my clear gel pen for all the dots on the letters. For both of these cards I decided to use a different cut. These card are both scored at the top instead of the left side. I am a big fan of Toy's gallery on SCS(Splitcoast Stampers) and this is how she does the majority of her cards. I have been wanting to try one. They seem to stand up better this way, so I might make more of these now.
Thanks for stoppin' by and be back soon!!

Friday, December 29, 2006

I am in love...with my Cuttlebug!!

No I did not get one for Christmas. Hubby searched and could not find one in the city. He was told they would not be getting anymore at Michaels until February!! I got a bunch of gift cards for Christmas so went out for a little look around. Thought I would drop into Michaels and just take a peak and see if by chance they got some in ;0) They had them!!! Of course I forgot to bring my coupon, but the lady was nice enough to let me have my 50% off without it!! I love her! So I rushed home and just did a test run on a scrap piece of computer paper. All I can say is that I am in love!! I bought the Stylized Swirls embossing envelope and I love it!! I love dry embossing but it really hurts my wrist when I do it. A couple turns of the handle on the cuttlebug and done!! Now I can't wait to try some diecuts. Never have used them but I can definitely see myself using them now!!

Just had to share...can you tell I am excited ;0)

Hope to have a new creation for you in the next day or two...using my Cuttlebug of course!!

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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas!!

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! We have been busy baking and listening to Christmas music all day! I know that most of you have probably done your baking and goodie making by now, but if you are in the mood for one more must try this recipe. Our oldest daughter is allergic to peanuts so we omited the peanut butter and added crasins instead!! It is so VERY yummy!!

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and I promise to be back after Christmas with some new creations!!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Yes...I am still here

Just wanted to leave a quick post. I am still here, it has just been a lousy week in our household. Everyone has been quite sick and everything has been put on hold. Including Christmas Shopping!! Must now get my butt in gear and get things done this week!! I promise I will have something new to show you soon. Everything that I have been working on has been for Christmas gifts so you will have to wait for those ;0)

Also, just wanted to let you know of a great blog give away over at Cindy's blog. Be sure to leave a comment to be entered into her give away and also check out all of her amazing creations!!

Hope you all have a great day and I promise I will be back soon!!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Santa Collage Stamp!!

I have seen some beautiful cards done recently with this amazing stamp. A few weeks ago someone on CST(Canadian Stamp Talk) sent out a message saying they had some in stock for sale. Well I HAD to have one. Guess what arrived in the mail today!!!! So of course I had to rush downstairs and make something. I was going to wait until tonight...but I could'nt wait that long! It was a quick card...only had 20 mins until I had to go to retrieve Emily from the bus stop. But with this stamp anything would look good!!
This one was done using Cranberry Crisp, True Thyme and Whisper White Cardstock. I used Cranberry Crisp and True Thyme ink as well. The large layering piece was White with True Thyme sponged on the edges. I then took my Sakura Silver Gel Glitter Pen and added some spots of silvery glitter to match the sparkles in the Santa stamp. Santa was inked in Cranberry Crisp. I used my Silver Gel Pen again to outline his glasses, fill in his eyes and add some spots of sparkle. I of course had to add some bling to the two largest snowflakes. Then I added the 'Christmas Wish' from my Everyday Flexible Phrases. It is very simple, but I love this stamp sooooo much!! Guess what my Christmas cards will be next year ;0)
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Monday, December 04, 2006

I am still here...really!!

I know, I know. It has been a very busy week. I have had 2 very sick girls over the past week. We have been busy Christmas shopping, working, putting up the tree, finishing Christmas Cards and I know there was something else! So I have nothing new to show you right now. However, I do have a couple things to share with you. This is something that I have been meaning to do for quite sometime now. Something to keep me busy at work when it is slow and to help out some people at the sametime. It is called 'Blankets for Canada' in Canada and ' Warm up America' in the US. It is run through all Michael's stores. They are squares that can be either crocheted or knitted. These squares are then joined and made into blankets to be handed out at local homeless shelters. Here are the patterns for the Canadian version and the US version. You can just make the squares and take them into any Michaels store and you can also attend the joining gathering to help finish the blankets. So everyone out there that crochet or knit get out all those scraps of worsted weight yarn and get busy!!

I was also checkin' out my daily blogs and came across some yummy recipes on Cindy's blog. So I thought I would share a yummy recipe with you all too. This one is one that my sister-in-law had made at Christmas a few years ago. Since then I make it for almost all gathers we have. There really isn't a 'recipe' just throw in what you like, but it goes something like this;

White Chocolate Mix
*Golden Grahams Cereal
*Any mixure of nuts - I like to use the no name trail mix(peanuts, pine nuts, cashews, raisins, ets) from Superstore as it does not have any salt in it, but you can use whatever mixture you like
*White Chocolate - again I like to use the bulk chunks from Superstore as it is pretty cheap

*mix the first three together...melt the chocolate in the microwave and pour it over the mixture...mix it all together until it is covered it onto a baking sheet and place it into the freezer to let it set...crumble and put into a serving dish or place it into a freezer safe container and save it for a later date(ya right!!)

***Warning: it is highly addictive***

Thanks for stoppin' by. If anyone wants to share any holiday recipes I would love to hear them!!