Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Travel Mugs

Not much crafting going on here for the past few days. So, I'm digging up some photos and stories from my craft fairs that I haven't shared yet! I tell you, you meet some interesting people at these craft fairs! If you have the opportunity to participate in one - you should! You won't get rich, or make a ton of money, but you will have some stories to tell!

These are travel mugs that I stamped the inserts for. The two that aren't colored in can be colored by the kids and given as a gift. I think I will make a few more of these for my last craft fair of the year! The 3 below have found a home (Thanks Trina!).

I had a beautiful one using the dragon fly from the Bugs & Kisses set. They were stamped in different colors, and I added Dazzling Diamonds to the wings. It was so pretty. Well, it was the first one that sold! Great! Well, not so much. The lady that bought it wanted it because she's been looking all over for these type of cups because her son had made her one of these a long time ago and the cup got ruined. She just wanted the cup! I thought it was funny, but at the same time wanted to give her one of the other ones that I had.

Mark your calendars!

You won't want to miss this!

November 26 - December 1

What is the Holiday Extravaganza sale?
The sale is a limited-time, 20 to 50 percent discount on select product bundles from November 26 through December 1, 2008.
Quantities of discounted bundles are limited, so place orders online early.

You can call or email me too - but know that bundles may be sold out quickly!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

I Wish

We did a 6x6 scrapbook page at our Hostess Club using the I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit, and the coordinating Snow Swirled stamp set. I love the colors in this kit- some of my favorites! Brown, Olive, and Red! Yum!
We stamped the Snow Swirled tree image in Old Olive Craft Ink. Then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds mixed with Clear Embossing Powder over the image and heat set it. You can use Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder too - but I like getting more bang for my buck by mixing my own when I need it! That way I have Dazzling Diamonds, and Clear Embossing Powder for all my other projects!
Here's what the tree looks like when the light catches it. It's awesome!

Friday, November 14, 2008

My Christmas list book!

I made 4 of these cute Christmas list books for the craft fairs. I came home with all 4 too! LOL!
I found these books at the Dollar Tree. They have plastic covers so they won't tear apart in your purse. They have tabs too, so you could make a section for gifts, food, dates of parties, or maybe a tab for each family member.
I used the Snow Swirled images. I first stamped in Silver Encore ink and then embossed the images with clear embossing powder. I layered them on Silver Cardstock and added a little Basic Gray Taffeta bow to finish them off.

Countdown to Christmas

Don't panic! There's more like 40 days until Christmas, but 25 is the biggest number that this Decor Elements piece comes with. So fun! I used an 11"x 14" frame for the SMALL Decor Element! The paper backround is Ski Slope, and is under the glass. So when we get more fabulous Christmas paper next year - I can change it out! Yippee! I put the numbers on squares of cardstock and then taped a metal washer to the back. I used a dot of Crystal Effects to adhere a magnet to the glass! Done!

Snowman Soup in a bag!

Here are some photos of the Snowman Soup that I made for my Monday Hostess group. I used the Ski Slope Designer Series Paper. So pretty! You can do these for any season! They are fairly simple to mass produce too!
The side:
The inside:
The goodies:
The tag from Nicole Heady's blog:

I've seen these box/bags on many sites, but was afraid to try them. Oh my goodness! They are so easy!! Here are some super instructions for how to construct your box. I didn't add the extra strip around the bottom of mine.
The tag is from Nicole Heady. You can download your tags own here.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Craft fair sighting...

Here is a picture of me at the Thursday craft fair. We were worried about the chocolate melting, but as you can see from my jacket - it turned out to be a rather cool day!

A quick list of what we had:
Stamped Canvas bags
Kids Color Me cards
Husband's 6-Pack
Stamped Candles
Hershey's Nuggets Tins
Reeses Peanut Butter Cups in Tall Tins
Power of M&M's poem with box of M&M's
Whisk you a Merry Christmas/Happy Thanksgiving
Stamped Coasters
Stamped Glass Ornaments
Birthday Bowls
Post-it Note Keychains
Water Bottle Tags
Various Scrapbooks/Bragbooks
Christmas list notebooks (I'll post these later on)
Christmas Fudge
Coffee Mugs
Stamped Travel Mugs
Stamped Glass Jars
Dog bone gifts
Reindeer Food
Thanksgiving Nuts
and of course Retired Stampin' Up! sets and ink.

I came home with a lot of stuff on Thursday, did a little better on Saturday. Sold some more stuff at Hostess group on Monday. And now Suz has some stuff at her school to sell for Secret Santa items. I have one more fair on December 7th. I don't think I am going to make anything new for that one. I don't know where I'm going to put all the stuff I currently have!
I think that next year, I need to prepare some reminder signs. One's to jog their memory about who the might need a simple gift for - Need a quick gift? Teacher? Co-worker? Don't forget your Secret Santa. Stocking Stuffers!

My Dad loaned me a tent for Thursday because we were outside. Well, he gave me his business tent! So here we were with all of our Stampin' Up! goods under a giant blue tent that says "Golf Channel Tour". We had many male visitors, but as soon as they realized it was a trap - they took off!

The highlight of Saturday is when 2 ladies visited our table. They were admiring our goodies, but then realized what some of the goods were in. Longaberger baskets! Not just any Longaberger baskets though. These were like gold! Oh, my dear friend Suz listened to these 2 ladies go on an on about how much they were worth because they were two toned, had the stamp on the bottom, and had the metal labels! My friend Staci and I giggled. It felt like we were being filmed on the Antique Roadshow! 1986 authentic Longaberger baskets! Oh my word, why is this out in the open? It was rather amusing. So Suz, did you check out how much they are worth? :)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Cute as a Bug!

Here are few pictures from one of my scrapbook albums that I made for the craft fairs. I found the albums at the Dollar Tree! The paper inside is mulberry paper! Very cute stuff. I stamped a few of the pages with some bugs. The paper is thin enough to see the bugs from either side of the paper.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Craft Fair #1

Craft fair #1 is tomorrow! Wish Suz and I luck. We have a lot to sell! You've got to see the cute Christmas Fudge, and Reindeer Food that Suz made. You can see them on her blog www.waitingforcaroline.blogspot.com

Husband took my camera with him on his business trip - so I'll have to remember to borrow my sons. How sad is that?! :)

Our next fair is on Saturday. There will be over 100 vendors on Saturday! I can't wait!!

Monday, November 3, 2008


I was going through some old cards (does anyone else keep their old greeting cards?) and came across one with this Thanksgiving saying...
Thanksgiving always reminds me of my family...
A turkey, A ham, and a whole bunch of nuts!
I loved it!
So... with a few craft fairs coming up, I thought I'd see if anyone else liked it. I added the saying to the top of a bag of trail mix!
Because I don't have any Thanksgiving stamps, I created a fall pumpkin using my small oval punch and my word window punch! I love Stampin' Up! punches! They are so easy to use and you can create just about anything with them!