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You've stumbled upon my escape from the daily grind! I hope you enjoy what you see here. I am a SU Demo who loves trying new techniques, holding card making classes, creating techniques of my own, and most recently blog design, I love anything stamping related! I hope you'll stay a minute and come again! I'd love to know you were here, so feel free to leave comments!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Jelly Belly Halloween...

Here's the Halloween card I planned for my hostess club for our Oct meeting. Everyone liked it, and it's fun and easy to make! Jelly Bellys are probably my all-time favorite candy, and to me there is no other jellybean, I happily pay $7/pound, no questions asked for my beloved JB's, luckily I don't eat sweets often! Here I chose Wild Blackberry, the color is a deep purple that is almost black and it really compliments this card! To make this card easier to make, we filled the cups, then stuck them to acetate, and then trimmed the edges. Once that's in place with a little glue, it's easy to set your layers. Took me a while to figure that out, but it's a great trick!

For this card, I chose an odd color combo, Basic Black, Green Galore, and Lovely Lilac. Most people do orange, but it just seemed played out to me this year, I wanted purple, and somewhere it works! We used the Sweet Centers stamp set, 1 3/4" punch, and the Sweet Treat Cups from SU for this card. To add a little edging, we punched the purple layer with the Spiral punch, and those openings worked perfectly for running our black ribbon through for the X. The Happy Halloween is from All Holidays, and punched with the Modern Label punch. We took our purple scrap (from the tearing) and punched 1/4" holes and stuck those on with Glue Dots. I will be making many more of these! I just hate that you have to tear the card to get to the goods, but you know for JB's, I believe I would tear it in a hot minute...LOL!

Give Thanks Nugget Box...

These are the Nugget Boxes I planned for my hostess club for Oct's meeting. Everyone loved making them, they are lots of fun. I prescored everything for them, which was a lot of work, but saved a LOT of time at the meeting. Below is the pic of the box open and you can see the Nuggets. Of course, being me, the candies had to match, so the Nuggets are the Almond Nuggets in the gold wrappers, silver would have been tacky here...LOL! We sponged and stamped on Avery address labels and wrapped the candies in those. I also like using DSP, but in my hostess club, I love to show how you can create things with what you already have around you.
We used the Autumn Harvest set for the Nugget wrappers, and sponged them with Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango. The DSP is Razzleberry Lemonade, the CS is Crushed Curry, ribbon is Dusty Durango. We used the Give Thanks acorn stamp from The More The Merrier Level 3 Hostess Set. These are SO easy, and they make wonderful Thank You gifts, hostess gifts, etc.
***Please forgive the blurry pics. I am having camera trouble, have no idea what's wrong with it, it's just not focusing, I may have to go back to my plain old digital until I figure it out. Thanks for bearing with me!

Friday, October 9, 2009

My Etsy Store...

I have no idea how well this will go for me, but I have decided to open an Etsy store. Many of the cards on my blog may show up there, so if it's something you might like to call you own, you know where to find me...LOL! It's in the beginning stages now, but I am hoping to have it done and stocked next week! There is one card up now to check everything and I think it's all ready to go! Check it out!