24 Dec 2008


Sarah W, from Annaplis, Maryland. Thanks Sarah, and everyone else for visiting my blog. Hope you'll come back soon.

I'll be sending Sarah a sample of ribbon candy, chicken bones, and animal candy, along with a little SU candy as well.

Merry Christmas to everyone and I hope Santa is good to you!!

Wishing you peace and joy ~


18 Dec 2008

Tree Candy Ornament

This is an easy little decoration, or take home gift, or hospital/nursing home gift. And you can make it whatever size you want by enlarging or minizing your pattern (just don't go over 12 inches wide). It was introduced to me first by Yvonne Balmer.
I taped mine together with sticky strip to make sure it would be strong enough to hold the candies. But if you were just doing it for decoration, or putting something lightweight inside, you could use Snail adhesive.
Make sure your folds are crisp, and that you cut the holes for the ribbon or string before you clue it all together. Then decorate as you wish. It holds from 8 to 12 candies depending on the size of candy.
Have fun!

Design Team

Just had to share (read brag!). I've been chosen to be on my first design team: The Latenightstampersconvention Design Team (now that's a mouthful!) This is a group of 451 Stampin' Up demonstrators in the US and Canada who love going to SU Convention and Leadership events, and enjoy sharing ideas as well as samples of artwork.

It's a three month assignment, and I will be creating projects for different themes as well as creating challenges for members. And I'll be posting here on my blog as well!

So to celebrate, I want to give away some blog candy. (and this is literally blog CANDY!) I live in a town (Truro, NS) that has its own candy factory and makes such things as Chicken Bones, Ribbon Candy, and Barleycorn Candy. Plus there will be some Stampin' Up! candy as well.

Just leave a message telling me your favourite kind of candy and the winner will be announced on ...... gosh - next Thursday is Christmas!!! How about I draw it on Wednesday, Christmas Eve! I'll contact the winner by email and obtain your address so I can mail it out. Can't wait to hear about all those candies, yum.

11 Dec 2008

Card Pockets for Gifts of Money

These are two Gift cards I this morning so that I could get one of our Christmas boxes in the mail. I'm late, but not too late I hope!
This one was made with the Holiday Treasures Designer Paper, and although you can't see it in the photo a few of the flowers have been cut out and attached with dimensionals. I used the scallop punch on the top flap, and tied it with a Regal Rose ribbon.

This blue one is made from the Ski Slope DSP which I love! I just added a bar of Whisper White and Baja Breeze with three silver brads to give it a more manly look. Below you can see the inside pattern for both of the gift cards.

This one closes with velcro, the other is tied with a ribbon.
These were very simple and quick to make. I used 8 1/2 x 12 cardstock, scored on the long side at 4 inches and 8 inches. Then I cut 3/4 inch off the third panel, plus a cut-a-way to make the cash/money order/cheque easier to remove (see photo above). I used two sided tape to attach the two panels together.
Hope you like them!

4 Dec 2008

Flip Book

Hi Folks! I had a workshop last week where the ladies wanted to make a Flip book, so I thought I would share mine with you. I used the Illuminations stamp set for the cover. The cardstock colours are Whisper White, Old Olive, and Rose Red. Instead of ribbon I used velcro closures.

Inside I used the Top Note die in white for either a photo background or a place to write. The flowers are stamped from the Embrace Life set. And the scrolls are from Baroque Motifs.

I also used some of our felt flowers and the scallop punch to decorate the pages.

And here is a photo of the other five Flip Books that were made.

These were all done using the Christmas Treasures DSP.
Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for all the wonderful comments on past posts!

2 Dec 2008

Happy Birthday Cupcakes

December 3rd is my sister-in-law's birthday and this is the card I made for her. This is the first time using the 'Crazy For Cupcakes' stamp set and I love it. The colours used are Regal Rose, Old Olive, and Whisper White cardstock, the DSP is Georgia Peach. The marker colours are Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, and Old Olive, ribbon is Regal Rose. I embossed the white cardstock with the Birthday folder in my Cuttlebug.
I love the puffy stuff that I used for icing. You squeeze it on out of the bottle and it looks like paint. Then you heat it with your heat gun and it puffs up beautifully! Looks almost good enough to eat! Hope you like it Pam! Happy Birthday!