Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Cards!

I've been busy.  Really busy.  I've been doing things for a craft fair.  In the meantime, I've had a lot of Christmas cards to make for people.  So I thought I would show you them, just cause!
 Here are the first ones.   I got the pattern from someone on line, and I am sorry to say that I don't know who it was to give the credit to. (sorry!)
 here is the second batch, I used my cuttlebug for the embossed backgrounds.  I used that flower fluff stuff for the tip of the hat.
 Here's the third batch.  These ones are easel cards....
 This was the plain card.  I needed a break!
 Here's another batch...used the cuttlebug again.
 And this was the last batch...they were easel cards too...
Hope you like!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas projects

I got a couple projects from the crop at ETM.  Here is one of the projects.  Most people finished theirs there, but I took mine home to add some color to the edges and things.  We made the wires and everything!  I always wondered where to buy them, now I know how to make them!
 To make the wire holder, you need wire, and a glue stick!  You cut a length of wire, wrap it around the glue stick 3 times, then twist the wires to make the handles.  I am going to make 2 more of these, a blue one and a green one...maybe green and purple... :)

So here is the wreath finished.  I added quite a bit more ribbon to it and made it lots fluffier...

Hope you like!  Oh yeah, if I'm not on for a while, its because I got invited to participate in a craft fair!!  So I have been a busy monster making things!  I'll share when I have a moment!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Reindeer Food

See my little Reindeer food?  Isn't he cute??!  I made a bunch of kits to sell.  If you want one, let me know!!  I even have instructions to send, with a color photo!
If you are in town, I am going to be over at ETM today, and we are selling some there too!
Hope you like!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wish you were in my stamp group!!

I went to stamp group the other day.  Had such a fun time.  We made two cards and a scrapbook page.  You will love her creations!  Here is the first one.  It makes you want Christmas here so you can send it to someone!
 Then we made this bright happy card!  I love the colors, and she used that set again.  I swear, I will have to buy it just from envy!
 Then we made these cute scrapbook pages.  Her page was different and I really liked it, so I wanted to do a two page layout with them.  So I changed my page a little bit from hers.  This one is mine.  The thing I forgot was, we were only making one page, so now I really do have to buy a set so I can make the other page! (Oh, dang!) ;)  When I get it made or have a picture taken of hers, I will show you how cute they go together!
You wish you were in my stamp group huh!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cherries and Cakeballs

I saw this cute set of stamps the other day from CTMH.  They were a workshop set, you had to buy them with the workshop materials.  I didn't want all that.  So I went looking, and of course, if you are looking, you will find!  So, I got my set, called Bowl of Cherries.  There are 3 different mixing bowls!  How could I pass that up?? 
So two of my neighbors were having a birthday, I made them a Cherry Card.
 And then, because it was their birthday, they must have cake!  So, I made some red velvet cake balls.  Gotta love cake balls!!  My kids freaked out.  They love them too.  I didn't put them on sticks or anything, I didn't even do anything fancy, just dipped them and let them settle on the sheet.  My chocolate fiend child, said that he thinks he has a new favorite over chocolate, chocolate, chocolate cake balls.  My red velvet ones!  Silly boy.
Here's hoping you have a friend who takes cake balls to you!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thanksgiving time...

Thanksgiving time is always a great time for me.  I love the falling leaves everywhere.  I joined in a card swap, and these are the cards I made for November.
I used the Branches Set from SU.  I made an easel card.
 The inside is about Abundance.  Its what we are thankful for most at this time of year.  The abundance of anything that we have, and the hope for abundance of other things.  I thought it appropriate for the abundance of leaves, and then I think how angry my kids and hubby get when they have to rake them off of the yard, and how amidst all of the leaves, I see the rainbow they make, and even if I am raking, how they make me smile.
Hope you like!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

More Nov. Recipes

Here are the other two recipes from ETM, for the November kits.  These two are recipes from another designer, however, I took the kits and made them my own.  If you would like to see her layouts, please go HERE
So here is my versions!!  This is Waffle Iron Banana Bread.  You make it in a waffle iron!!  No Joke!  And its good too!  I made it Saturday night for my family.  It made enough for everyone to be pigs and then some!
I used pinking sheers for the cuts, and then I used the hemp and made a criss-cross where they two strips met.  Then I punched holes in the side of the recipe and wound the hemp around the side for a fun decorative thing.
 Here's my take on the Easy Cheese Bread.  I have this recipe too, but just don't use it very often, I forget I have it.  I took my ribbon and instead of going across the recipe, horizontal way, I made mine a vertical recipe and tied the ribbon to the title.  I had a bit left over, so half of that went to the bottom to make a decoration there too.  Not sure if I like that bottom part, but I went with it. 
Hope you like mine!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November Recipes

Hello!  These are my recipes for over at ETM!  If you like them, you can find them over there in the recipe section!
This first recipe came from one of the ladies that attended the scrapbook crop.  We bring pot luck, and this was her dish!  It was really good, so we made it into a recipe for the book.
For the sewing, I just used hemp and a hole punch!
 This second recipe, came about because of the fair.  You know how I l-o-v-e the fair.  Well, they had a contest there for Karo Syrup.  You were to make a pie, have it judged and so forth.  Our recipes then became the property of Karo Syrup, so you may see my recipe on a bottle!!!
Anyways, I tweaked the recipe, so this is an original from me too.  Its Carmel Pie.  Actually, no bake, Carmel cream cheese pie!  It is very yummy.  My hubby doesn't like Carmel, but he ate a couple slices of this!  (If you knew him, you would know that this is a miracle!)

Hope you like!