Monday, November 30, 2009

December Newsletter has been Posted

From Heidi...
Our December Newsletter has been posted. We've included information on our upcoming classes, as well as a fun craft project for you to make for the Christmas season in this month's issue. Enjoy!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Time for Christmas

From Heidi...
I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. We had a fun time and definitely ate more than we needed, but that's part of the fun, right? Here's a Christmas card to share using Crystal Effects. I added Crystal Effects over the top of the stamped snowflake. CS: Bashful Blue, Ruby Red, Whisper White. Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue. Accessories: Soft Suede 5/8" dotted grosgrain ribbon, Brad, Eyelet Edge Punch.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hoping all of you have a wonderful day today, doing whatever it is that makes today special for you. =)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Glittery Snowman

From Heidi...Here's a cute snowman (I'm sorry that my picture is blurry) from the Snow Buddies stamp set which I filled in by brushing on Crystal Effects mixed with Dazzling Diamond glitter. I watercolored the rest of him (scarf, hat, and nose). I used Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, and Whisper White. He sure looks happy! I saw this cute card layout from another blogger's site (sorry, I don't know who you are!) She used SU's Hostess stamp set using the pea for the snowman... it was too cute! Thanks for stopping by...and if we don't get another blog posted before Thanksgiving, we hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Online Extravaganza

Dates: November 23-30, 2009

For one week only, you an get amazing discounts--up to 50 percent off--on over 40 products and product bundles! See below for complete offering.

Things to Remember:

  • The sale begins Monday, November 23, 2009, 12:01 AM (MT), and ends Monday November 30, 2009, 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Discounts range between 30 percent and 50 percent.
  • For online orders, discounts will be shown in the shopping bag at checkout.
  • The Distribution Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2009, for the US Thanksgiving holiday. No orders will ship on those days.
  • Order deadlines:
    • Phone: Monday, November 30, 2009; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX and Online: Monday, November 30, 2009; 11:50 PM (MT)
    To purchase any of these items, visit my website below and click "Shop Now":



Discounted Price


Framed with Love Bundle

  • Framed with Love stamp set
  • Full Heart punch



Thank You Kindly Bundle

  • Thank You Kindly stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch



Thank You Kindly Bundle (French)

  • Tous mes remerciements stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch



Animal Crackers Bundle

  • Animal Crackers stamp set
  • Star Designer brads



Corduroy Button Bundle

  • Kraft Corduroy buttons
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
  • Summer Sun Corduroy buttons
  • Basic Gray Corduroy buttons
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons



Game Night Bundle

  • Card Games stamp set
  • Game Night stamp set



Four Square Bundle

  • Four Square stamp set
  • Scallop Square punch



Heart to Heart Bundle

  • Love You Much stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon



Heart to Heart Bundle (Spanish)

  • Te Quiero Mucho stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon



Heart to Heart Bundle (French)

  • J't'aime beaucoup stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon



Chipboard Letter Bundle

  • On Board Timeless Type
  • On Board Loads of Letters



Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle

  • Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon



Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle*

  • Best Wishes & More stamp set
  • Eight Great Greetings stamp set
  • On a Pedestal stamp set
  • Earth Elements Stampin' Spots
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Flower Designer brads



Build-A-Brad Bundle

  • Calendar Alphabet stamp set
  • Pewter Build-A-Brad
  • Antique Brass Build-A-Brad



Enjoy Every Moment Bundle

  • Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads



Enjoy Every Moment Bundle (French)

  • Profiter de chaque instant stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads



Cheep Talk Bundle

  • Cheep Talk stamp set
  • Note cards
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons



Sock Monkey Bundle

  • Sock Monkey stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons



Sock Monkey Bundle (French)

  • Sing-chaussette stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons



Alphabet Bundle

  • Jayne's Type Alphabet stamp set
  • Lovely Letters stamp set



Simply Said Bundle

  • Simply Said stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch



Simply Said Bundle (French)

  • Amitié stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch



On Board Bundle

  • On Board So Tweet
  • On Board Batch of Blooms
  • On Board Essentials



Christmas Décor Bundle #1

  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements



Christmas Décor Bundle #2

  • Holly Beary Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements



Christmas Décor Bundle #3

  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements



For All You Do Bundle

  • For All You Do stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads



For All You Do Bundle (French)

  • Merci pour tout stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads



For All You Do Bundle (Spanish)

  • Por todo lo que haces stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads



Striped Ribbon Bundle

  • Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon



Bling Bundle

  • Sticky Pages
  • Sticky Cuts Sweet
  • Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter
  • Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter



Fresh-Cut Bundle

  • Fresh Cuts stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads



Fresh-Cut Bundle (French)

  • Fraicheur exuise stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads



Pendant Note Bundle

  • Pendant Park stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads



Pendant Note Bundle (French)

  • Adorable parc stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads



Pendant Note Bundle (Spanish)

  • Un dia en el parque stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads



Sporting Bundle #1

  • Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements
  • Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elements



Sporting Bundle #2

  • Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elements



Sporting Bundle #3

  • Large Black Sporting Décor Elements
  • Black Just Sports Décor Elements



Ginormous Flowers I Décor Elements



Ginormous Flowers II Décor Elements



5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads



5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads



Scallop Square punch



Full Heart punch



Heart to Heart punch



Scallop Edge punch



Circle Designer brads



Flower Designer brads



Star Designer brads



Small Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements



Medium Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements



Small Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements



Medium Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements


*This bundle is only available while supplies last.

Christmas Card

From Heidi...Where does the time go?'s been awhile since I've posted something here on our blog. I keep meaning to get my Christmas cards posted, but there's always just "one more thing" that seems to take presidence! I'm glad that there's two of us...I'm sure our blog site is glad that there's two of us, otherwise it might feel more neglected than it already does. But's a Christmas card I wanted to share. I love this layout using two different coordinating DS papers, which I saw used on another card. The DS paper is Holiday Lounge, Stamp Set: Snow Buddies (stocking). I used Crystal Effects to create an icicle border which I placed on the top of the Whisper White CS. After watercoloring the stockings, I filled them in with Crystal Effects to make them pop out. This was a fun card to make! I had fun creating all the little details

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday Happiness

From Adriel:

Awhile ago, I was inspired by some colors I saw in a combination together and wanted to make a Christmas card with those colors. I sat down and tried out different colors before deciding on this color combo: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Pink Passion and lots of white!
Patterned Pines, the new hostess set we recently earned, made fun little trees for this card. I inked them up individually and cut them out. I dimensioned the trees over an Old Olive strip that I did some faux stitching on... okay, not my strength. I need some practice on faux stitching and getting the stitches even. (Kristina Werner makes it look terribly easy!)

I used a medium dot stamp from a random stamp set... I think we've got 2 or 3 of those dots from different sets! Anyway, dotted the bottom of the card in the various colors. Finished the card off with a sentiment from an old set called "So Many Sayings" and little tiny rhinestones on one of the trees.

Had fun, enjoyed myself and made something new! =)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Two Happy Stampers' Weekend Find

Happy weekend to all of you!

I've spent part of my Saturday looking at fun ideas on the internet. I wanted to share this cute video I watched for a gift card holder using the scallop envelope die for the Big Shot. We've got one of these!! Yay! Can't wait to try this idea... feeling like creating today, and of course it would be the day that I'm not at my mom's (where all of the stamping stuff is). Oh well... sometimes that's how it goes. Anyway, enjoy the video and have a great rest of the weekend! =)

Patterned Pines Gift Card Holder-video

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Special Recipes Deserve a Special Home

From Adriel:

That's right... a home like this!

I finished the recipe binder my mom previewed a few days ago. It's all done and in our shop ready for some special recipes.

The inside is complete with dividers and tabs for a variety of foods. Most of the tabs have been hand-stamped with images from "From the Kitchen of" stamp set. Two of the images my mom threw together on her computer using word and they worked out great. The images have all been water colored using the blender pen and ink technique.

The holes in the dividers are all reinforced with matching designer paper. And if you're familiar with stamping, you probably recognize the paper from last year's Stampin' Up! catalog. It's called "Rockabilly" designer paper and the cherries looked perfect for a recipe album. =)

Anyway, it was fun to make and I'm sure we'll be making more of them! =)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

November Classes

This post will stay at the top for the next few days. Scroll down for our most recent posts.

Classes at Tumbleweed Recreation Center (Germann/McQueen, just off the 202)

Tuesday, 11/10, 10-11:30 AM – Cardmaking: Criss Cross Adventure Tumbleweed Fee: $3 Class Fee: $10

Tuesday, 11/10, 12:30-2:30 PM – Christmas Treasures (4 hand crafted gifts) Tumbleweed Fee: $3 Class Fee: $12

Classes at Heidi’s House

Thursday, 11/12, 12:30-3 PM and 7-9:30 PM – Christmas Treasures -$12/Half-price with $25 SU merchandise purchase

Tuesday, 11/17, 1-3:30 PM and 7-9:30 PM –Christmas Stamp-A-Stack – 10 Cards/$15

Thursday, 11/19, 1-3:30 PM and 7-9:30 PM –Christmas Stamp-A-Stack – 10 Cards/$15

Memory Flip Album

From Adriel:

Here's another new item in our shop and what a great way to show off some pictures and memories!

Chipboard panels have been covered with beautiful designer paper from Stampin' Up! There are 6 beautiful pages completed and ready for pictures. The back of each page has a special journaling spot.

The whole album is put together with file rings at the top with cute ribbon tied around the rings. The album stands upright on its own. Cute!

Today we're teaching our Christmas Treasures class in the afternoon and evening. I'm looking forward to spending some time with our stamping/crafting friends. We get to make some cute stuff and it will be enjoyable. =)

*Hope you're having a great day! Stop by again soon! =)*

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Don't Leave Your Bread Bare!

From Adriel:
Check out these cute mini bread loaf sleeves that we recently added in our Etsy shop! So cute, right? =)

We made a bunch of these for last weekend's craft show that didn't go so well... oh well! Our Etsy shop always has room for more! =)

We used high quality cardstock from Stampin' Up!. We had some holiday printed paper that we had bought last year in a stack and the prints worked great for these sleeves. The tags we included on each of these sleeves features stamped images from the Hostess set "Snow Buddies" that's available right now in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I watercolored the snowflakes by hand and they're also stamped on the back with a "to / from" stamp.

This set of 6 mini loaf sleeves is available right now in our Etsy shop HERE! Don't leave your bread bare this coming season of giving! Your bread is begging to be cute! =)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Last Composition Book to share

From Heidi...Here's our last Altered Composition Journal to share with you. This paper is also retired, it's such cute paper! Hope that you're all enjoying the start to your week.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Another Altered Composition Book

From Heidi...Hope you all had a great weekend. We participated in a craft fair this weekend at Vertuccio Farms. We didn't sell much, but the kids had a great time in the corn maze, jumping castle and the tractor train ride. So, it was worth it!
Today we're sharing another one of the three Altered Composition Books we created. We used the same layout on all three, but different designer papers. I forget the name of the SU Designer paper used here, it's retired...but I loved the color combo in it, though.On another note, I'm looking forward to this Thursday. We're holding our Christmas Treasures class. It's so nice to get together and create with everyone again...especially the projects we're making, they're all so much fun. Have a great Monday!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Altered Composition Books

From Heidi...I love journaling...and I love journaling in cute journals!! Back in July when Walmart was having their Back-to-School specials, we picked up a bunch of these Composition Books for 50 cents/piece...quite a bargain! These make great journals because of their size and lined notebook pages, but as they are, they're pretty boring on the outside, so we decided to make them cute! We altered this book with SU's Rockabilly designer paper (you'd never know that the other side of this designer paper is decorated with skulls, huh? I'm just not into the skulls and death look, this side looks much happier and cheerier). Once again, I really wish I could use My Digital Studio (did I mention that yesterday, too?), but since I can't I resorted to using Word for my colored oval and "Notes" title. I used the Tart and Tangy stampset to stamp the cherries. We'll be taking these with us to the craft fair we're doing tomorrow at Vertuccio Farms...they've got a bunch of fun happening tomorrow from 10 AM to 10 PM. If you don't have any plans, come on out with your family. They've got a lot of family fun planned.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Recipe Binder

From Heidi...I wanted to post this Recipe Binder that Adriel has been working on. These smaller view binders are the perfect size for a cookbook and the vinyl sleeves protect the designer covers. We made the covers for one of these binders using all My Digital Studio, but when we found out that MDS is only for personal use and can't be used for business purposes, we were kind of bummed. MDS offers so many fun possibilities! So, we resorted back to Designer Papers, but we've incorporated the computer into this project. Using Word, we were able to create the oval border to fit into our Cuttlebug cutter, and then matched the color of the border with SU's coordinating papers (BTW, I love this paper, too bad it's retired!) and then played around with different fonts and font sizes to fill the oval with. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How about some pictures?

From Heidi...I'm finally able to post some new pictures on our blog...YAY! Today I'm sharing some pictures of a Nature Journal Class we'll be teaching at the Veteran's Oasis Park next month. I've kept a nature journal throughout the years and it's fun to look back through the sketches I've drawn and observations I've made about the world around me. This class will be for 8-16 year olds, so we had to keep the journal simple enough for the younger ones, yet interesting enough for the older students. I hope we achieved our goal. We used chipboard for the covers, held together with notebook rings. It includes 6 category tabbed dividers, 2 pocket envelope pages and 4 photo pages along with embellished journal pages.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November Newsletter has been Published

From Heidi and Adriel...
We're still here and are alive and well. We've just been busy. We finished our November Newsletter, if you'd like to view it you can Click Here. We'll be posting some new cards and paper craft items hopefully this week, so check back soon! Thanks for visiting us!