Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wow!!  Here's the weekly deals for this week.  Stampin' Up! really knows how to help us get ready for Christmas.  I'll be buying lots of the glitter paper.  I love it for all seasons but especially for Christmas.  Let me know if there's anything you need or you can just go online and order it.  But remember that this deal only last until next Monday, Nov 30th.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Online Extravaganza is going on right now.  Check out the great sales.  Only until Nov. 30th.

Monday, November 9, 2015

I'm sorry that I've let this go so long.  I'm feeling totally overwhelmed.  It's less than two weeks until the North Pole Express comes to Ashley.  Is the shop ready? No.  Is the village ready?  No.  Am I ready?  No.  I need to be about three different people at the same time or find someone to help me.  I could use a house keeper.  They'd have to be a really hard worker.  I could use a secretary.  Someone to answer all the letters, write press releases and maintain some web pages.  And if there was someone who would just like to come and craft with me that would be wonderful.  Laurel went to a craft show last weekend and discovered that we have no wedding cards.  Need to do a little card making.  And then to top it all off Beth and I took a week to take Tiger to Disney World.  Now I don't regret that at all but it sure put us behind.  We had a wonderful time.  It's great to go with someone who hasn't been there before.  Well, they had been to the Magic Kingdom but it was at Christmas and they didn't get to see and do much.  This time we had the dining plan and fast passes so we did real good.  We ate like pigs, walked our feet off, spent money and had fun, fun, fun. 
But now it's time to get down to the work.  I have one more class scheduled for this month.  Christmas tags.  We'll be doing the tags that are on page 5 of the Holiday catalog.  The class is Nov. 19th all day.  The cost will be $22.00 and you'll make 30 tags.  BUT you will have to respond by Nov 12, I know, this week, so that I can get everything ordered. 
And here's a couple of cards for your enjoyment.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Christmas is coming.

It's about time I got busy and updated this blog.  I just seem to run out of steam about mid afternoon and then things don't get done.  Anyhow, here's a card that I did last night.  I love the gold and white card that we did at the last Stamp A Stack and wanted to see what it would look like in silver.  I have to admit that I like the gold better but this is really pretty. 
And just to prove that I do have lots of samples that I could be posting here's a picture of my card display.  Yesterday I took down everything and put up just Christmas cards.  You're always welcome to come and look at cards.  There are a lot of beautiful ideas here and I'll try and do better about posting them. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

My regular card class is this Thurs., Oct 22.  Here's a peek at what we'll be making.  The designer paper is all Christmas paper but we'll be using it for cards that are not Christmas.  Come and make 8 cards with envelopes for $15.00.  Or free with a $20.00 order.
And right now Stampin' Up! is making it easy to buy stamps with a 15% off sale.  All stamp sets except hostess sets and rotary stamps are on sale.  Be sure to check out the catalogs and see what you need.  Or, like me, what you want.  Need doesn't always come into the decision.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Christmas Cutie

At our monthly Rubber Queens meeting we always do a card swap and then vote for our favorite card.  This is the winner from last weeks swap.  Sandy Dailey did this cute card using a stamp set called Christmas Cuties.  You can check it out on page 19 of the Holiday catalog.  I don't have this stamp set but because of our card swap I get to see all of the different stamp sets in action. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Snowmen rule!!

These are the make and takes from our last demo meeting.  Snowmen are so cute and everyone loves these because you can enjoy them without going out in the cold.
This first one is a treat holder made with the fry box die.  I did a little remodel on mine after I took the picture.  I think the hat needed to be a little lower. 

This one is a cute gift tag.  I'll be making more of these.  I notice that there should have been a jewel on the flower but it must have come off somewhere.  Or maybe I just forgot to put it on. 

This is a really cute stocking stuffer.  Everyone needs a little poop for Christmas, right?

And this last one I changed up a little.  The one that we made at the meeting was only two boxes but I added the third one.  If you filled these boxes up with candy you'd be making someone very happy. 

And of course we made a card.  After all, that's what we do.  So here's all of our snowmen.  They were easy to make and so very cute.