Saturday, October 24, 2009

My Digital Studio Hybrd

From Heidi...Here's a set of 10 cards I created the other day for a friend whose mother died. In lieu of flowers, I thought that she could use these "thank you" cards instead. I used My Digital Studio for the flourish and sentiment "a note of thanks," and then created the dimensionaled embellishment using the stampset Circle Circus and the the Scallop Circle punch. I was able to create these 10 cards in 45 minutes! What a time saver and I love how they turned out. I printed the flourish in Old Olive and the sentiment in Chocolate Chip. The stamped Circle Circus is Ruby Red and the Scalloped Circle backgroudn is Chocolate Chip. Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a great weekend.I'm going to go trim some hedges out in the frontyard! The weather is so beautiful right now... I love it:-)

Friday, October 23, 2009

My Digital Studio Share

From Heidi...We're sharing our first published My Digital Studio creation...It's a digitally designed cover for a cookbook binder we're putting together. Adriel and I sat down yesterday and within a half-hour had designed this together. (I don't know what it is about the times that we design together, but we definitely get a lot done in a short amount of time...I guess it's true that two heads are better than one). All I can say is that it was fun! And for our first attempt at something like this, I was very pleased with the results. I can't wait to try it out on other projects.Hope this cheery recipe cover brightens your day. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Apple Picking

From Adriel:

It has been AGES since I posted on our blog! I've been MIA for a couple of weeks... took a bunch of pictures today of new stuff! Will share that soon... today I wanted to share pictures with you of our apple picking last weekend. =)

We went down to Willcox to pick apples!

We picked Granny Smith apples.

Some of us sampled them while in the orchard (with permission).

Did I mention we picked apples? Yup! 100 pounds of them! =)

Afterward, some of us had homemade Pumpkin Pie ice cream.

Others in our party chose the homemade apple pie.

We also ate apple-smoked burgers under the apple trees, but I have no picture of that. ;-)
The next day we washed all of our apples and cooked a bunch to make applesauce (which went into containers and into the freezer), kept a few for caramel apples and baked apples, and the rest we used our handy dandy apple corer, peeler, slicer tool. It's an amazing invention and we wouldn't have done all that apple discecting if we didn't have one! Our sliced apples when into ziploc bags (8 apples in each) with a little bit of sugar and some absorbic acid (to prevent browning) and into the freezer. We were able to crank out 24 bags of apples... long enough to last us for awhile! Now, when we want to make an apple pie or an apple crisp (or something apple-y), we have the apples all ready to go! All sliced and peeled! =)

BTW, if you are into apples, you really should have one of these. It's a wonder! Watch it in action HERE. =D

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Christmas Card Number 5

From Heidi...Here's another Christmas card. I used the Merry Moments designer paper which gives this card a very cheer look. CS: Very Vanilla, Read Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip; Stampset: Holiday Best; Ink: Old Olive, Real Red; Punches: 2" Circle punch, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Edge; Accessories: 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, Red button, brad.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Christmas Card Number 4

From Heidi...Here's another Christmas card. I used the Big Shot Lots of Tags to punch the red background for the Wide Oval stamped Vanilla piece. It gives the card a festive look. The patterns from the Merry Moments designer paper really looks nice with the Real Red contrast. CS: Real Red, Very Vanilla; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Punches: BS Lots of Tags, Wide Oval; Stampset: Hostess Set - Christmas Punch.
Happy Monday!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thanksgiving Table and Stamp-A-Technique Classes

Here are the pictures of our upcoming classes.
Thanksgiving Table, Thursday, October 15
12:30-3 PM and 7-9:30 PMStamp-A-Technique with Watercoloring
Tuesday, October 20
1-3 PM and 7-9 PM
Thursday, October 22
7-9 PM

Christmas Card Number 3

From Heidi...I love this Merry Moments designer makes a simple card look special! I punched a couple of 5-petal flowers in Real Red and staggered them to create a Poinsetta-looking flower and dimensionaled it onto the Wedding Sweet stampset's small bouquet. Stampset: All Holidays, Wedding Sweet; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, So Saffron; CS: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive. Thanks for looking! Hope you all have a great weekend.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Another Christmas Card Share

From Heidi...
Here's another Christmas Card from our upcoming November SAS. The Medallion stampset is so versatile. It makes a great wreath. Ink: Old Olive, Real Red; Stampset: Medallion, Holiday Best; Punches: 2" Circle, 1-3/4" Circle.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Five Christmas Cards

From Heidi...I'm sharing Card 1 from our upcoming Christmas Stamp-A-Stack next month. I started creating these cards based on Sharon Field's One Sheet Wonder Christmas Card class she shared, but once I got into designing, I had some other ideas for the cards. So Sharon became my jump board for these cards. I used Stampin' Up's "Merry Moments" Designer paper...I love all the paper designs. This card uses: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip CS; All Holidays, Circle Circus stamp sets; 1" and 1-1/4" Circle Punches. Thanks for taking time to visit us!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cute Idea

From Heidi...I saw this idea for Gift Card Holder Ornament on Jenni Diercks blog. This is such a fun way to give a gift card at Christmas...Hang it on the tree! Just wanted to share this idea with all of you. We'll be making a couple of these in our upcoming Christmas Treasures class in November, along with other fun gift-giving ideas.

Monday, October 5, 2009

October Tumbleweed Classes

We'll be keeping this post at the top for the next few weeks. Check below for any new posts.

We're including pictures and information on our upcoming October classes at Tumbleweed Recreation Center. Online registration information is at the end of this post.

Card Making: In the Mist (324TW.139) Tuesday, 10/6, 10-11:30 AM
Tumbleweed Fee: $3 Instructor Fee: $8 Supply Fee: $2

Cardmaking: All Cracked Up (325TW.139)
Tuesday, 10/13, 10-11:30 AM
Tumbleweed Fee: $3 Instructor Fee: $8 Supply Fee: $3

Papercrafting: A Thankful Table (328TW.139) Tuesday, 10/13, 12:30-2:30 PM
Tumbleweed Fee: $3 Instructor Fee: $10 Supply Fee: $2

If you'd like to join us for any of these classes at Tumbleweed Recreation Center, 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler, AZ (Germann/McQueen Rds., just 1 block south of the 202):
1. Go to:
2. Click on "Register Now" which takes you to the Activity Page
3. Enter the Activity Code on the right side of page, click "Go"
4. Class details appear, click on "Add to My Cart" which will lead you through the registration process.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

View Our October Newsletter

We've just posted our October Newsletter. You can Click Here to view it, or scroll down to our newsletter button. We've got lots of fun pictures, news, and a tutorial inside. Enjoy!