Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sweet Treat Cups

I'm really liking the new Sweet Treat Cups (item # 116802)that are in the Holiday Mini from Stampin' Up! They're 2 1/2 inch plastic half cups with adhesive attached. They're perfect for adding goodies to a card or a page. You'll find them on page 7 of the Holiday Mini. You get 12 of them (so lots of playtime) for just $2.95! The link to the mini is on the right hand side of my blog. We made a card with them this month at our Stamp Club. Ours has a bookmark inside so you can get the candy out without tearing up the card. So it's prefect to give away and then they can eat the candy, use the bookmark and still have the cute card to look at.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


When I first got my Big Shot, I cut out tons of the Top Note. It's perfect to make frames or bag toppers. Then I found myself totally in love with the Scalloped Envelope. It's the perfect size to tuck in a little note on the front of a card, put a small journaling note or even fold into a cute little box. Then I moved on to the large scallop circle, Box #2, and the pop-up die. All of these are my favorites. I can make more boxes, a dress, a tree, a ball, a sucker, a cute baby gift. Then along comes the Holiday Mini. It, of course, has new stamp sets for the holiday season. Then I find that there's a new die for my Big Shot....a Build a Bear. Also has clothes and more. So now I find myself addicted to dressing little paper bears and using them on all my crafts. Check out the new little cheerleader bear. Isn't she darling? Her pompom is from the Daisy #2 die. Be on the lookout for more bears in the upcoming week.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Regionals here I come

Today's the day. I leave for Regionals this afternoon. My swaps are done. OK, most of my swaps are done. I did cut some cs and such to make another swap when we get to the hotel. I couldn't decide what daisies and what centers to use so I made 3 kinds. I'm looking forward to hopping in the pool at the hotel tonight and going to the seminar tomorrow and seeing tons of new ideas. Can't wait to share them with all of you when I return. Saturday September 19 is my Open House. We'll be making a card with the Build a Bear dies. Plus lots of cute ideas using the products from the holiday mini. IN the meantime, I've been playing with the Decor Elements Definitely Decorative collections. I bought the rolls and ran then through the Big Shot using the Daisy #2 die and added them to my mailbox. Isn't it cute? It's right in front of my house and you can see it when you come by next time.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy September

I can't believe it's September already. I posted a picture of some lovely mums I saw at the farmer's market. SO, no, those aren't mine. This year was not a great year for growing much of anything. I only got 2 batches of tomatoes from my plants this season. Oh well, it'll be better next year. I'm getting ready to head off to Regionals next week. I'll be bringing some swaps home to share with everyone. I'm taking the card we made at club with the Daisy #2 flowers and the glitter covered pop up glue dot, a few 3 D items made with the Big Shot and maybe one other card if I get cracking in the next day or so. We'll see. I'll post some pictures in the next day or so along with an idea for the Sweet Treat cups in the holiday mini.