Friday, December 28, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz Update!

Stampin' Up has added 15 new items to the Clearance Rack

•Neutrals Flower Brads

•Regals Flower Brads

•Subtles Flower Brads

•Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon

•Bashful Blue 5/8" Satin Ribbon

•Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim

•Artichoke 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon

•2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers

•2011-2013 In Color 12" x 12" Textured Cardstock

•Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper

•Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper

•Well Worn Designer Series Paper

•Beau Chateau Side Notes

•Sweetest Stem Embosslits Dies

•Flower Burst Embosslits Dies

As with all Clearance Items, they are good WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so get them before they are gone!!

Click here to place your order online 24/7. And don't forget, the Holiday Catalog is good only through January 2nd (one week left) - if you haven't purchased everything you wanted from the catalog, get it now!!

And the new Spring Catalog goes live on January 3rd.  If you haven't received your copy, just let me know and I'll be happy to send you one.  Email me at


Friday, December 14, 2012

SU Stars December Blog Hop

Welcome to the last Blog Hop of the from SU Stars for 2012. This year has gone by rather quickly for me. This month's theme was Holiday/Winter. I decided to make something I haven't done in a long time a Easel Card. I love the ease and simplicity of this card.

If you came from , Denise Foor blog then have landed in the right place wasn't her card just wonderful. If you want to start at the beginning go to

Let's get started!! Here is my Easel Card.

Card Stock                     Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink                                  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Stamp set                        More Merry Messages
Ribbon                            Satin Stitched (Gumball Green)
Designer Series Paper    Festival of Prints paper stack
Embossing Folder          Petals a Plenty
Markers                          Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Accessories                    Red Sticky Tape, Stampin Dimensionals, Big Shot Machine and Basic Pearls
I will give details on how made my card, but there is a wonderful video on yu-tube that explains it much better than I. I have posted that below. You also can go to Splitcoaster's and type in easel card and get information on different sizes as well. I chose to do a vertical card, changing up the sizes a little to get the effect I wanted.

  1. First cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 41/4" x 11, this will be the base or easel.
  2. Then I scored at 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and folded on the crease line with my bone folder.
  3. I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" for the card front.
  4. Next I cut the layers for the card front, 1st layer  4" x 5 1/4" in Gumball Green, 2nd 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
  5. in Whisper White, 3rd layer 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" in Cherry Cobbler, 4th layer 2 1/2" x 3" in Whisper White.  
  6. Then I cut another piece designer series paper 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  7. Now I cut 4 pieces of card stock for that a piece of Whisper White 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" and ran that thru the Big Shot as well using the Petals a Plenty embossing folder.
  8. Then I cut a piece of Gumball Green 1 3/4" x 4 1/4", a piece of Cherry Cobber 1 3/8" x 4" and last Whisper White 1 1/8" x 3 3/4" and stamped my message on that piece.

After you get all the piece's cut out and stamped, you now start assembling the card front. I ran piece of the Whisper White thru the Big Shot using my Petals a Plenty embossing folder. Stamped my imagine on another piece. Then glued them all together and added some Ribbon.

Then I glued the pieces onto the base or inside of the card. For some added support and a little Bling I added Pearls on each side of the bottom pieces. Then I put sticky tape on the small piece of my easel the 2 1/4 x 4 1/4. Remove red film and place the top part of my face card onto it. Now you should be able to open and stand up your easel using the Pearls and Message.

I hope you have enjoyed my card for you today and now it is time to hop on over to B.Jayne at her blog, I know you will love what she has done for you.

Thanks for stopping by. I love comments, so be sure to leave one. I hope you too find some time to create something fun for yourself...Enjoy!

Here is the video in case my instructions are not clear.


Clearance Rack Blitz

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Owlish Merry Christmas

For all my book worms! An Owlish Merry Christmas! Here one of the book marks I made for a craft day at our local YMCA. Some of the members got together and had face painting, ornament painting, other crafts, food and dancing.  My little owl was to complicated for the children, we decided on letting them stamp and make their own. Now that was fun. They are very creative.

Told you he was adorable!

Supplies needed:
Punches                      2 3/8" Scallop Circle, Owl Builder, 1 3/4 Circle, Hand punch and Word Window
Stamps                       Petite Pairs
Ink                              Early Espresso
Accessories               Baker's Twine (Early Espresso)

I cut, punch and assembled, easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by, and leave me a comment to let me know what you think. I love reading each one.


Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday's TIp of the Day: It's Christmas Cookie TIme

I thought I would share with you some of my favorite Christmas Cookies that my family has loved over the next few days.
This recipe was given to me by my son's Grandmother Pat, a very nice Italian lady who liked to bake at Christmas. I have tried to bake these every year after she passed away to keep up the family tradion.

Today's is Pumpkin Cookies!

Bake: 350 degrees

Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 3-4 dozen
2 cups   sugar
2 sticks   unsalted butter
2 eggs   room temperature
2 tablespoons    milk (I use fat free)
2  15oz cans       100% pumpkin not pumpkin pie mix
4 cups    flour
1 cup    walnuts (chopped finely)
4 tablespoons   baking powder
2 tablespoons   baking soda
Pinch of Salt
2 teaspoons    cinnamon
½ teaspoon     nutmeg
½ teaspoon    ground cloves

2 teaspoons   vanilla

Directions for Cookies
  1. In  large bowl cream sugar and butter until smooth.
  2. In another bowl blend eggs, milk, and vanilla together then gradually add sugar mixture.
  3. Mix flour, soda, baking powder, spices and nuts together until blended then gradually add to cream mixture.
  4. Add in pumpkin to creamed mixture and blend until fluffy. Then drop onto ungreased cookie sheet. I use a teaspoon for small cookies and a large spoon for larger cookies. These will spread a little so leave about 2 inches between them.
 Ingredients for Frosting:
 1 teaspoon salt
 1 stick butter
 4 cups powdered sugar
 8-10 tablespoons milk
 1 teaspoon vanilla
 1 8oz package cream cheese (room temperature)

Directions for Frosting

  1. Mix all ingredients until creamy, frosting should be thick.
  2. Frost cookies after they have cooled all the way or the frosting will run.
  3. You can serve right away or layer in containers and freeze until you are ready to serve.
I hope if you try these wonderful cookies you will let me know and email me at This is my gift to you this Holiday Season.

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