December Cakes

Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wow! this was a BIG month for cakes, and it could have been bigger as I had to
turn down one order for the same weekend as the wedding cake order.


Little Jacob turned FIVE years old and they asked me to make a cake to share
with the Sunday School Class.

Dean wanted another Guitar cake. I asked him to show me his guitar
and he asked if I could make it an electric guitar.

Next was a college graduation cake...

And now... the Wedding Cakes...

The lady who did all their flowers made this beautiful topper for the cake
full of itty bitty roses.
6 Sheet Cakes all the same design but a variety of flavors and fillings


See you NEXT YEAR!!!!


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For The Men

Friday, December 30, 2011
The next step in the BIG order was 88 birthday cards for the men clients

You can imagine how thankful I was when Dale agreed to pitch in
to get the order completed. (Guess he didn't want me up until 2:30 AM again)

SS: Sail Away (retired), Wonderfully Worn Background Stamp,
Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Naturals White, Not Quite Navy
INK: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Two Tags Die, Square Lattice EF, Big Shot
Early Espresso/White Bakers Twine, Sponge, Blender Pen

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Have A Blessed Day!!


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SQSC #19

Thursday, December 29, 2011
Christmas must be officially over because I made a Valentine card for the
Stamping Queen's Sketch Challenge this week.

This is what we had to work with...

And this is my take on it...

After I took this picture I thought there was something missing, so even though the sketch didn't call for a sentiment, I went ahead and added it anyway...

Hmmmmm... still needs a little "Bling"...

Okay, That will do!

I used a couple new products on this card so I guess this is
officially a "Sneak Peek"

SS: Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
INK: Cherry Cobbler
PUNCHES: Word Window, Modern Label
Accessories: Fashionable Hearts Embosslit Die (NEW), Big Shot, Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz (NEW), Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones, Very Vanilla 3/8" Velvet Stitched Ribbon
(Holiday Mini - still available through January 3, 2012)

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Have a Blessed Day!!


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BIG Order

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Every December I get a BIG order from our Financial Consultant who, thankfully, uses me as her source of greeting cards for all her clients.

These are the cards (72 of them) that I made for the women clients...

I snagged this idea from a card Glenda made way back when,
but I was glad to see the pretty Happy Birthday stamp come
out in a new stamp set available in January during Sale A Bration time
(January 24-March 31).
You can get this stamp set FREE with a $50 purchase (before S&H and Tax)

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Have a Blessed Day!!


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C3 Party

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Last week Christi's Creative Crew (C3) celebrated Christmas
with a yummy potluck and party.

Always - way more food than we need, but it was all delicious!

We played a game and then shared some gifts...

Virginia opened up this cute ornament that Marlane made

Marlane made these ornaments for everyone with
"Christi's Creative Crew"

Marlane opened up this yummy gift that Carla made for everyone

Carameled Corn Pops - My FAVORITE!!

Carla opened up this darling apron from Virginia

Sue opened up this kit from me - it was made with 4 Fancy Favor Boxes
attached together with the Sweet Stitches Cardstock, a coordinating
note pad, Hershey nugget sleeve and a pot holder from the
Sweet Stitches Fabric

I opened up this matching coaster set and Post It note pad from Sue.

The gift I gave all my down line gals...

Then we had a MAKE AND TAKE ...

We stamped the cute Snow Much Fun Stamp Set on candles...

I just love spending time with all these gals. Sending a shout out to
Patty, Penny and Jeanette who were not able to make it to the party!

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Teacher Gifts

Monday, December 26, 2011
Our daughter, Julie, is such a busy mom. She works three days a week and is full time mom to Tyler and Gracie. On top of that she is the PTC President for the kids elementary school.

The typical "mom taxi" describes her life right now, so when she mentioned she needed small gifts for the kids teachers I jumped in to help her out.

A YUMMY batch of Puppy Chow (People Chow)+

Left over containers from the craft sales+

Snow Much Fun Stamp Set =

A fun, yummy gift for the teachers.

I love it when it all comes together.

Have a Blessed Day!!


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Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!!
Praying you all have a Blessed Day!!

This being a Sunday and all it is time for another
Red Hot Stamper Sketch Challenge,
and you would think that I would have a wonderful
Christmas card to share with you.

OOPS!! I made up my sketch challenge cards for December early
and when I did them I didn't realize that this particular card would be
posted on Christmas.


Here is the Sketch Challenge for this week....

And here is my take on it...

You can see I pretty much followed this sketch to a tee.

SS: Watercolor Trio
CS: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
INK: Black Staz on, Crumb Cake
PUNCHES: Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Sponge
Champagne Shimmer Paint mixed with Rubbing Alcohol (you can't see
all the shimmer on the photo, but trust me - it shines!)

but I do have a Christmas Share for you all
Click on the photo to see this great you tube video

Hallelujah Chorus with a Twist

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Have a Merry Christmas!!


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Embossed Vellum Snowman

Saturday, December 24, 2011
This is the third technique we did at this months Techniques Class. If you live in my area and would like to join us check out the list of classes on the right side bar of my blog. We certainly have a super fun time together and would love to have you join us.

I have done this technique way back when, but when I saw it again on Dawn Griffith's
blog I wanted to share it with the gals at class.

SS: Snow Much Fun
CS: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Wisteria Wonder DSP (In Color Designer pack)
Very Vanilla, Vellum
INK: Staz On Black, Wisteria Wonder
MARKERS: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder, Pumpkin Pie
PUNCH: Word Window
Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Stylus,
Mat (from the Mat Pack), Dimensionals

Snowbuddy likes you like I do!

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Have a Blessed Day!!


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A Beautiful Season

Friday, December 23, 2011
I borrowed this A Beautiful Season Stamp Set from my friend Sue for our Stamp A Stack class this month so thought while I had it I would make up some other cards that I have been wanting to make. It was very rewarding seeing the ladies at the Techniques Class oohing and aahing over them and I even sold out of this first one.

SS: A Beautiful Season
CS: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, WW, Red Glimmer Paper
Holly Berry DSP
INK: Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Top Note Die, Big Shot, Snowburst EF, Stampin' Pastels
(the bird was colored in with chalk)
Inspired By: Sandi MacIver

SS: A Beautiful Season, Petite Pairs
CS: WW, Marina Mist, Early Espresso
INK: Staz On Black,
MARKERS: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red
PUNCH: Word Window
Accessories: Snowburst EF, Big Shot, Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals
Inspired By: Sandi MacIver



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SQSC #18

Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Stamping Queen's Sketch Challenge for this week is...

And here is my take on it...

You can't see by the photo but I spritzed it with Champagne Mist
Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol

This sketch "screamed" for me to use the new stamp set called
APOTHECARY ART in the new mini coming out in January,
along with the new FRAMELITS DIES Labels Collection

You are going to LOVE all the new things coming out in
the Occasions Mini Catalog on January 4, 2012

If you want a copy of the Occasions Mini for yourself
just place a comment on this post and I will get one mailed out to you.

SS: Apothecary Art, Curly Cute
CS: River Rock, Rose Red, Naturals White
INK: Staz On Black, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight
PUNCH: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
Accessories: Framelit Die Labels Collection, Blender Pen, Basic Rhinestones
Perfect Polka Dots EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals,
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

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Have a Blessed Day!!


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Christmas Ballerina

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Our Grand daughter, Gracie, has started Ballet classes and it was so
fun to go to her first Ballet Recital.

She was a bit shy but she got into it and did a great job.

I just HAD to make a card for Gracie to show her how proud we are of her

This idea was copied from Jackie Topa's blog

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Have a Blessed Day!!


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Fast and Easy Embossing Technique

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
This is a super easy technique that I showed the ladies
at this months Techniques Class.
I am always thankful for fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators
who share their tips
with all of us so we can pass them on to others who love
to make beautiful cards.

This simple technique by Sandi MacIver shows how to line up up the embossed Flourish from the stamp set ELEMENTS OF STYLE perfectly

SS: Young Vermillion, Elements of Style
CS: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Water Color
INK: Versa Mark
MARKERS: Real Red, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Dotto repositional tape
FYI: this is a 5x5 inch card

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Have a Blessed Day!!


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