Saturday, December 27, 2008

Snowed In!!

For many days we hunkered down under the blanket of an unusual, very cold storm here in the Northwest! I was picked up on Christmas Eve by my nephew with a four wheel drive, chained pick-up and went with them to my sister's home, where we were joined by all of her family and my son and family from Salem area. Even tho I have been inside for 19(!) days, with the exception of two outings, I didn't do nearly as much with my stamping as I had hoped to do.

I did make another jar, only instead of covering mints, I filled it with kisses and put the snowmen around the four sides of the jar, as well as the lid. It looks festive and fun!

Then I made these little packages below. They have been on many SU blogs, so I decided they would make a great little extra tuck-in for some of my people.

My daughter had a fondue party before Christmas and had made one of these folders for each of her nine guests. She had them sitting on their plates, all different, and they were thrilled with her thoughtfulness. I think they make great little gifts for any occasion.

Trust you all had a splendid holiday. Happy New Year!!

I hope to have more to post as I am making two of my grandsons, twenty thank you cards each. (They always use notebook paper)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Few Gifts Finished

Finally, I've completed a few small tuck-in gifts. This idea was part of an email which I received from a SU demonstrator. She used a round jar, and when I couldn't find any, I settled for the little square jars. Since I had some SU bags around, I made some baggies, also. The candy is York peppermint patties covered with rounds cut by SU punches.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Sorry, I haven't posted anything new. I'm out of commission for the past eight days....and haven't done one creative thing, altho I have gobs of things I still need to make before Christmas. Oh well, it will get done!

The images are from a Christmas grouping from PC Crafters

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cards for Gift Boxes

I have finished my sets of cards for my Hispanic cleaning ladies. All I have to do now is box them and wrap these to give them on Tuesday. It feels good to have one big project finished.

I will be out of commission for several days recovering from mouth surgery, so I feel doubly blessed to have these finished and ready to go.

I also learned that I get much truer color if I take my pictures in the kitchen--perhaps it is having an over head light, rather than a table light.

And here they are, packaged and ready for gifting tomorrow..

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Cute Card Thursday has a 'heart challenge' this week. I have some new graphics from Daisy Company that I was thrilled to play with a bit. I'm making five boxes of cards for my Hispanic cleaning ladies who come once a month. They seem to love my cards and always check out my office to see what is going on in here! Only one of them speaks English, so I computer generated the greeting in Spanish on the other four.

The DP is from a Glitter Mat Stack. The cardstock is from Michaels. I used two different sets of nestabilities. The snowman and backing are on 3D foam tape.

The inside is on white paper, altho it looks pink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 1, 2008

No Patterned Paper!!

Penny Black Saturday Stamping would like examples not using patterned here is mine.

Penny Black Stamps
From The Heart

Stampin' Up Papers
pale plum
pretty in pink
certainly celery
green galore

same as papers

Cuddlebug folder for embossing and swirlies are from a die cut (didn't write the name on it)

Flowers are from my flower drawer and centers from the 'bling' drawer.

Inside stamp is from Craft Warehouse.