Saturday, December 27, 2008

In-Law gifts

Here are the 2 gifts that I made for my husband's parents.
The first was a canvas that I painted and applied a Decor Element to. I want the large version of this scripture to put in my kitchen! I love it! I added a strip of satin ribbon (non-Stampin' Up!) to the top and bottom of the canvas to finish it up.

The second gift was a large jar filled with those Christmas nugget candies. They are my husband's and his Mom's favorite Christmas candy. I added a Decor Element letter M to the jar to personalize it. Super easy, and they can use it year round!

Snow Swirrled Christmas

Here are the last minute Christmas cards that I made this year. I actually sent all that I made this time! I have a very bad habit of making Christmas cards, but never actually mailing or handing them out! This year, they made it into the mail - later than I wanted - but they made it none the less!
I used a Real Red base with an Old Olive mat behind the Very Vanilla front. The tree was stamped in Old Olive Craft ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice for a little shimmer. The sentiment was stamped in Classic Old Olive ink. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to get the trees and sentiments straight on all the cards! To finish the card off, I added a Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Twas the night before Christmas...

I received this poem from my friend Jenn, and thought it was too cute not to share with all my crafting buddies...
Twas the night before Christmas,
I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him,"Hi Santa, " I said
"You know....good little girls
should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa,and now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited
To see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room
where you work."
He shook his head quickly,
And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap, I'll see you next year!"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Retiring January 18th!

Here is the Fall-Winter Retired Stamp Set list. It is in catalog page order - so you can easily mark your catalog!

Those marked "dormant" rather than a page number are coming from our dormant list. These were available during the current catalog - they just weren't in the actual catalog. Hint: if the sets on the dormant list are not retiring - there is a VERY good chance they will be in the new catalog!

Oh baby!

Here's what's been keeping me from blogging! I have been so sick the last few weeks and have had no energy to do much of anything!
The little one, named "Peanut" by my doctor, myself, and my sister-in-law is measuring 9 weeks. I think it looks more like a cashew - but peanut works. So Baby Mason number 3 will be here around July 17! My oldest son's birthday is July 2 - he's actually excited to have a sibling with a birthday near his! I think it has more to do with someone else in the family not getting to celebrate their birthday at school than anything else! :)

' Up! has announced the Fall-Winter Retired List. Head on over to my web site ( and check it out, if you haven't seen it already. A few of my favorites are on that list! They are also retiring one of the baby sets that I wanted. Hmmm... do I get it now, or wait to see what comes in the new catalog? Ack! Decisions!!

By the way... all sets on the retired list are 10% off! Sweet! Even sweeter... FREE shipping on orders of $70 or more! If you don't have a $70 order, I will combine orders to save you the shipping! Just let me know! I'm all about saving some green this year!

And don't forget... you can get any set in the sampler for 20% off when you spend $20!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Shadow Box

I originally made this shadow box using a Decor Element for fall. However, with a little Real Red cardstock, a strip of DSP from the I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit, and some shiny foam presents... it's ready for Christmas now!
Sorry the picture isn't the best. These boxes are hard to photograph! :)