Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pumpkin Cuties!

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I was meeting friends for lunch and didn’t want to go empty handed, so I whipped up these cute little pumpkin treats.  I think they are adorable!  Plus I think they look like they took longer to make than they actually did.  Gotta love the Curvy Box die!  Sneaky, sneaky! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Awesome Deals of the Week!

Seriously, I even checked the price on one of these because I thought it was too good to be true!  The deals this week are awesome.  A punch, wood-mount stamps, dies, and embellishments all on the same sale?  Yes!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Curvy Keepsake Box Art

I had the opportunity to pre-order this at Convention and it just didn’t appeal to me so I passed it by.  Then demonstrator, Lynn Starzl, started posting her creations made with it.  Wow!  I had to buy it!  I still have other things I want to try, but here were my first creations. 
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Lynn used burlap ribbon for the witch’s hair, but I pulled out  some retired baker’s twine so she could have highlighted hair.  The hat was the hardest part because I needed it to come off so people to get to the goodies inside the box.  I ended up cutting 2 long triangles and threading them thru a slit in a punched circle.  I secured them underneath and held the 2 triangles together with a dimensional.  It’s a little wonky, but it works. 
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Then I made the santa.  I set his belt up WAY too high.  Next time I need to bring it down some.  When you make these you’ll do better and remember that!  For now I’ll just pretend he’s a 1980’s santa.  (In the 80s we wore our waistbands way up high!)   
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The penguin is one of my favorites.  He was so easy and I think he’s just adorable!
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PS – After looking at this photos I told my husband there was something wrong with the camera.  He got out a cloth and cleaned the lens.  Problem solved. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Deals of the Week

It's time to get punchy!  Punches are my FAVORITE thing sold by Stampin' Up and this week some of them are on sale.  Woo Hoo!   Don't you wish every stamp had a coordinating punch? 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Happy Moon Festival!

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Monday, September 8th is officially the Moon Festival or the Mid-Autumn Festival.  It really sneaked up on me this year.  Usually this holiday arrives later in the month!  It doesn’t even feel like Autumn to me yet, so how can this be???  Anyway, do you think I went to the Asian store to buy the Moon Cakes?  Nope.  In my mind, I was going to get those in a week or two.  Doh!  I was just looking on the computer to figure out when I’d need to get them when I saw that this weekend was the beginning of this holiday.  Oh well!  Perhaps I’ll do better next year.  Maybe I’ll be lucky and find that a local store that still has some cakes left.  Fingers crossed!  Otherwise I guess we’ll just look at photos of moon cakes and imagine that we have one to eat! 
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pressed Clay Ornaments

Did you notice the cute clay ornament in the Holiday catalog?  Here’s how to do it!  PS – And this came at a perfect time since the pressed clay is on sale this week!

Cute homemade ornaments!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It's time for the Deals of the Week! It looks like it's a good time to stock up on reinkers. If you're participating in the new Virtual Hostess Club that begins this month, please add hostess code U99Z6MFY to your order. (And even if you're not, you could add this code if your order is less than $150. It won't change anything about your order, but it would benefit another person who is participating in the club and allow her to get extra hostess benefits. It's a nice way to make someone's day brighter!) And speaking of the club, I have one Hostess space available. If you'd like to participate, contact me at svzhong@gmail.com.