Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
If you interested contact Betty, email below.
Dear Fellow Stampers,
Now that we are looking toward the New Year and retiring stamp sets,I'd like to put out a request again for cards and card fronts. All of the cards go to our military in Iraq, Afghanistan or the wounded warriors hospital in Germany through a wonderful, all-volunteer organization, Support America's Armed Forces. You can learn more about this group that is supporting about 8000 troops on the website at:www.supportamericasarmedforces.com
We send commercial cards as well as handmade cards, but, of course,the handmade cards are the favorite. And, we send both those with notes inside to the troops and those that can be made available for them to send.
I will be hosting a work party at my home on February 9th to make new cards, to convert whatever card fronts we have by then to full cards and, especially for those who don't want to craft - to just come and write messages. This will be the first time that I have tried such an event and, being new in the community, it will be interesting to see what happens. I already have 400 cards ready to go and am setting a goal of 600 more to make 1000 for the next shipment.
There are now so many excellent groups collecting and sending cards but if you should be interested in this one, let me know and I will send you my address. If you have sent cards to me in the past, before last July, that address is no longer valid. I moved to a new community last summer to be nearer to my children.
If you live in the Seattle-Tacoma area and are interested in the work party, I'd love to have you participate!
Betty McConnellstampnsurf@comcast.net or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, December 28, 2007
Christmas eve was with my dh and our kids only. We had a great time opening gifts from each other. I got some great gifts. DH and I got each other a camcorder which we used Christmas Day and love it. Takes the best video's. I got to capture my parents on video along with everyone that came Christmas Day. My oldest son got me some Pyrex mixing bowls and a waffle iron, DD got me a Pyrex cake pan an some smaller ones in a package along with some loaf pans. Mine was so yucky, I don't like the tin ones real well cause over time they rust so am loving the glass ones. My youngest son got me the Giga scalloped punch and I also got the smaller scalloped punch. So I got some really awesome gifts.
Christmas Day is the day I had everyone over. My BIL got me for Christmas and he got me the cutest Santa and a Snowman. I will get pictures and show you all what he got me. I just love them. Was so nice having everyone over. Some played games but we mostly visited and had some good laughs.
Would love to have you share with me how your Christmas turned out and what all you got. So feel free to leave a comment and share with me your Christmas.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I have been browsing Kelly's blog and she has some wonderful things to share. Her pages are awesome. She has great cards and all, go check it out.
Kelly your blog candy will go in the mail on Monday. I missed the post office today. If they are not open I will get them in the mail no later than the 26th.
If you have a blog and would like me to see it please leave a comment to this message so I can go and visit. Leave your blog address and name.
SayingsCompiled & many originals by email@example.comCollection © 1972 - Present by Shirley Thomas @ CraftSayings.com
Free snow. Shovel all you want! (Put on a miniature snow shovel or a yard sign.)
Free Snowmen. Some assembly required.
Life is like a blanket of snow. Be careful how you step on it. Every step will show!
My heart belongs to old man winter.
Snowflakes are kisses sent from heaven.
A snowman is the perfect man. He's very well rounded and comes with his own broom.
Children are like snowflakes. No two are alike.
Believe in magic!
Snowman Collector. . .Please buy me!
Ready, set, snow!
Help! My suntan lotion isn't working! (with snowman beginning to drip)
I need a higher SPF!
I'm losing my head!
Snowmen keep a cool head!
I just love a good blizzard!
Cold twigs, warm heart! (Use on snowman with twig arms and painted heart.)
Cold hands, warm heart! (Can put gloves on this snowman and painted heart)
Cold nose, warm heart!
Snowmen have cold hands but warm hearts.
Snowmen have cold feet but warm hearts.
I love snowy days, frosty nights and warm hearts.
Take time to chase the snowflakes.
It takes a few extra rolls to make a good midsection.
My heart belongs to Frosty. (Put this with a snow girl.)
Home is where the snow falls.
My heart is where the snow falls.
Winter is snow much fun!
Let it Snow!
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. . . somewhere else!
There's no man like a snowman.
There's no buddy like a snowbuddy.
There's no people like snow people.
Snowmen are cool!
It's so hot!
How does the person who drives the snow plow get to work in the morning?
Hey funny guy, made of flakes from the sky.
Closed for the season! Reason? Freezin!
Families are forever. Love doesn’t melt. (Put with a family of snowmen.)
Made in the cold by the warmth of young hearts.
Snowballs for sale. . .going quick. . .only while supplies last!
Snowballs for sale -- our hottest seller!
Snowflakes 4 Sale!
Flakes 4 Sale! (Put with goofy snowmen)
Snow Cone Sale 5 cents!
Snowballs for sale
Flakes 5 (cents)
Snowballs 2 cents
Snow kisses 10 cents
Beware! Melting Zone!
Snowbirds welcome (Put a bird on a snowman.)
Snowed Inn Vacancy! (Put on a birdhouse.)
The great thing about snow is it makes your lawn look as good as your neighbors.
The wonder of a single snowflake outweighs the wisdom of a million meteorologists.
Flakies R Us
Snowmen are flaky.
We're all just a little bit flaky.
Some of my friends are a little flaky!
Some of my best friends are flakes.
Sleds 4 Rent
Snowmen aren't forever, but their memories are.
I grow in snow.
Snowman names: Fluffy, Flaky, Chilly, Flurry, Blitzy, Fridgy, Nippy, Snowy, Coney (with ice cream cone hat), Icy, Freezy, Frosty, Sparkles, Glitter, Glitzy, Drifter, Crystal, Twinkles, Cool Hand Luke.
Snowman Couples: Willy Melt and Betty Will, Mr. Blizzard and Mrs. Shivers, Frosty and Luvinit, Shimmer and Glimmer
Snowman's Prayer: Please freeze! Amen
Starlight, star bright. Protect our snowman overnight.
Starlight, star bright. Please don't let me melt tonight.
Star light, star bright, wish upon a star tonight.Let it snow and snow all night, so school's let out by morning light.
There’s snow place like home.
In the meadow, we can build a snowman.
I believe in snow angels. (Put wings on a snowman.)
Snow Thyme! (Snowman with herbs)
A snowman is love and laughter all rolled up into one.
Don't worry I'll come back some day.
Wanted: Magic hat.
Where is my magic hat?
Our kids are a chip off the old ice block!
You do the cooking. I can't go near the stove. (On a snowman with apron or on a snowman with fork and spoon)
It takes the young at heart to make a snowman from a bunch of snowflakes.
There's no business like snow business.
I left my heart in Alaska.
Snowmen melt because they have no water retention.
Snowmen fall from heaven unassembled.
Hail to the snowmen!
Snowmen melt my heart.
Snowmen are a bunch of flakes!
Snowflakes are some of nature's most fragile things, but just look what happens when they stick together.
I'd melt for you.
I melt over you.
Snow is my life.
North Pole or melt!
North Pole or bust!
Sunshine melts snowmen's hearts.
Snowmen fall from heaven one flake at a time.
Will work for snow.
Will work for freezer space.
Hug your snowman. It's cold out there!
Hug a snowman. It's a cold world out there.
I wish shoveling snow was like scooping ice cream: Your choice, one scoop or two.
Snowbuddy loves you as much as me.
A carrot and some coal, to make a winter friend add snow.
Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!
Whenever a snowman melts awayA snow angel is added to heaven that day.
It's embarrassing when you can't look down and see your feet.
It's snow time!
Winter is the best of the four seasons.
Be a jolly, happy soul!
You know you've made it when they write a song about you.
Don't get too much sun!
Hold your ground, even when the heat is on.
It's fun to hang out in your front yard
It's okay if you're a little bottom heavy.
Snow guards for hire!
There's no stopping you once you're on a roll.
There's nothing better that a foul weather friend.
Wearing white is always appropriate
We're all made up of mostly water.
Where does the white go when the snow melts?
Did I hear someone say snow?
God bless snowmen.
I'm dreaming of a white winter!
Snow Ice Cream 1/2 c heavy cream, 4T sugar, 1t vanillaWhip cream. Mix in sugar & vanilla. Place snow in a large bowl and add cream mixture. If desired drizzle with chocolate syrup.
May all your days be happy and brightAnd may all your Christmases be white.
Frosty, in this blizzard I can't go out today.Won't you come inside with me and play?
To make a winter friendFind a carrot and some coal.Gather up your friendsAnd roll a bunch of snow!
I made a snowman round and fat,And on his head I put a hat,He sat out in the sun all day,And slowly melted all away,But I can tell just where he sat,Because he didn't take his hat.
The snow is always whiter on the other side of the snow fence.
Snow angels bless the winter.
Old snowmen never die, they just melt away.
I used to be snow white, but I drifted.
There's nothing like warm hearts on a snowy day.
Like snowflakes, no two angels are alike.
Snowflakes are beautiful, pure and whiteand like God's children, no two are alike.
Sleigh Parking Only -- Others will be snowballed.
Sleigh Parking Only -- Others will be snowed.
A snowy winter brings a plentiful harvest.
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk while it's still snowing
What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? A: Frostbite!
Melting Contest (picture with snowmen) Add comments like: Last year's winner never returns. Oh no, I don’t want to win. I'm losing my head! I'll be back! Love doesn't melt.
Snowmen Headquarters, Ice Skate Rental, Ski Lift, Lodge (Put with directional pointing signs on a post. Paint a snowman on it.)
Season of white, cold the nightStars shine bright, all is right.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!
Warm Winter Brew© 2001 by Shirley Thomas@ CraftSayings.com
Brrrrr! It's cold out today.
Inside I think we should stay.
So I'd like to share with you my special warm winter brew.
I filled it with the whistling of birds,
a bit of spring too pretty for words,
the sweetest scent of the first flowers and the freshness of spring showers.
I packed it full of laughter so fine,
laced with lots of dazzling sunshine,
that I picked on a summer dayalong with some fun and play.
I put in the sound of leaves rustling
and flying in the air all bustling.
And I put in just a little nip of windto give it a bit of a kick, my friend.
So sip and think of days to come.
They'll be filled with lots of fun...
Getting together with friends too,
and like this, warming thru and thru!
Friday, December 21, 2007
It is hard to pick just one and this one don't happen anymore but it was my favorite tradition of all. I used to go shopping every year with my Dad. We would go and buy my Mom her Christmas gifts from Dad. I so miss doing that but they have gotten up there in age and no longer have the health to go out and shop like we used too. Dad and I always had so much fun, we would go for breakfast and then take off and go shopping. We always hit the shops that had those fancy, sexy nighties! Each year Mom would get a new nightie and a robe. Sometimes he would add slippers to that but she always got at least one nightie. We used to laugh cause one of the stores we would go to it was a man that did the sexy nighties. He would hold them up to himself and model them for us. LOL I really miss those times with my Dad and it will be a memory I will cherish forever.
So without further ado...........................
Drum roll please..............................
The winner of the blog candy is:
Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...
So cute! Family tradition. Christmas Eve we all get a brand new pair of jammies, play a new family board game and sleep in the same room.
So Kelly if you can get a hold of me with your address I can send these goodies out to you. I will give you 24 hours to contact me or I will have my son draw another name and we will go from there. Congrats Kelly, hope to hear from you soon.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I used Bashful Blue as my main card.
Then cut 2 pieces that are 1 3/4 x 4. I stamped all three pieces using snowflakes. 2 different sized and styled ones with Craft white ink. Then I layered the 1 3/4 x 4 inch pieces on black and cut around them so it has about an 1/8 on all sides. Then I cut out little tabs for the sides. They are approx. 3/4 x 1 1/4 so you have enough to go under the panels. With the cropadile I punched holes for brads. Added my brads and glued them to my panels. Now glue your panels to your card. With an oval or round scalloped punch stamp your image. In my case I used the Hedgehogs. Still love this set. Then colored them in and mounted them with dimensional dots. Super easy.
Christmas Hedgehogs is a retired set from SU. But, it was one of my favorites so he is still in my collection along with many other SU hedgehogs.
My image was chalked in and then burnished. So what you do to do this is turn your piece over after you are done chalking it on a white sheet of paper and rub so the chalk goes into the card stock real well. Less chance of smearing then.
Monday, December 10, 2007
15K Hits Blog Candy for a great cause!
This 15K Blog Candy is for a 1 year subscription of your choice to EITHER Paper Crafts magazine OR Family Fun magazine. This IS open to everyone, even internationally. In fact, I encourage international stampers to help out!!
If you already have a subscription to either magazine, this will be added to your current subscription!
One of my stamping customers is very ill. Her name is Gina and she is a young mother of three young boys. She has started chemotherapy treatments. She is having a hard time being a mom and wife while being so sick. She really needs some encouragement!! You all did so wonderfully showering Victoria with hundreds of cards. In this season of giving and thankfulness, can we show the same kind of love and support for Gina? Here's what to do to be entered in the drawing:
1. Send a card to Gina. It does NOT have to be hand stamped!
Orange, TX 776322.
Send me a picture of the card or a link to the site you have a picture posted on.
That's it!You will get one entry for sending me a picture of your card.
You will get two entries if it is a hand made card.
You will get three entries if you link this to your blog or website to help get the word out!
I will close this blog candy out on Friday, December 21. I will have my children pick a name on Saturday, December 22nd. Let's see how many different states and countries we can get involved!
**Remember you need to post a photo or link of your card to Gina on Courtney's Blog to be entered in the drawing.** Not my blog on this one.
Lets all send some cheer to Gina.
Once again visit Courtney's Blog to get in on the great blog candy.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Stay tune tomorrow for the kitty. Your going to love him too.
Sorry didn't get anything else done was busy destroying my kitchen. LOL doing some holiday baking. So until tomorrow, Angel hugs.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
So here is my Thank You to those Veterans and those fighting for us now. May you all have a safe and happy Christmas. I pray for you to arrive safely back home again to your family. And for those that served Thank You all and Merry Christmas!
Check this out and please watch the video's.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
You will need 5 square coasters
White 1/4 inch or so ribbon
White, Black and Orange CS
Large Oval Punch
1/2 circle punch
1/4 inch punch or your crop a dile for the mouth pieces
gray chalk for eyes
rust chalk for nose
Red Ribbon for hat
White Acrylic Paint and foam brush
Ok to get started paint your square coasters with white acrylic paint and let dry really well. You want to be able to stick the eyes, nose, mouth and hat to this. Punch your holes along the side evenly. I used the crop a dile for this.
Next punch out with your large oval punch 2 white eyes. Chalk around them as shown in picture. With a small piece of Orange cut an angle for his carrot nose and round the end so it looks more like a carrot. I just winged this have no pattern for his nose.
With the crop a dile punch out 9 circles with the largest punch for his mouth or you can use a 1/4 punch. Crop a dile works great for this part and goes quickly. Next with your 1/2 circle punch punch out his eyes and high light with a white gel pen or marker. Put his eyes on the white oval pieces. Next put all your pieces on one of the coasters that you painted for his face.
Next you will thread your ribbon on the sides of the coasters to put the box together. With some crystal effects glue the bottom on your snowman box.
Next cut out your hat with black card stock. I did the brim about 1 1/4 wide and just a touch over the edges of the front of the coaster piece. Top part of his had is 4" x 2 1/2" high. Piece these together and add your ribbon around the upper part of the brim of his hat. With the crop a dile or a small punch, punch a hole for your snowflake brad. Attach hat to your snowman coaster. And your have created a Frosty Coaster box, now wasn't that just so simple?
I hope you all like him as much as I do. The original one to make his is on SCS here is her snowman. So my thanks for thinking of him goes to dfaust on SCS. I love him and will be trying more of your coaster creations.
My youngest son Travis now wants me to make one for his teacher at school for Christmas. So I guess I will be making more of him and maybe add a hot choc. package and some small marshmallows in a baggy. Then a candy cane to stir it. And stuff inside of Frosty.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I didn't get to get anything else done as I was on the phone fighting with the title company on our home and land. They gave it away back to the guy that we bought it from so we are fighting to get that back and it took up all my time today plus! Was ordering gas today for heat for the house. And of course then you have all these phone calls in between. Kids homework and so on.
So look tomorrow for something fun to do.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Yesterday Dad was sick so I took Mom for her weekly hair appointment and then took her to do her Christmas shopping. They are always sick around the holidays so it was nice that it is all done and they don't have to worry about it anymore. They can stay home and stay healthy for the holidays. Got home from that and my daughter had got something that didn't work so had to take that bad. Then down to another town to pick my son up. He was staying at my xsil's. He went to spend the night and got home sick. So ended up being another long day. Today has been uneventful but didn't have time to stamp. So will start all again tomorrow. Thanks for all of you stopping bye and checking out my blog and for signing up for updates. I will be updating starting again tomorrow. I am sure things will have settled down by then.
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a safe one.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Are you all ready for Thanksgiving? We are celebrating at my sisters house. All I need to do is bring deviled eggs. How easy is that.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I did do mine a little differently and added a eyelet at one of the points for threading my cording through for hanging on the tree. I figured it would have less of a chance to tear this way. On this red one I used a white eyelet to match the white in the words. On the blue one I used a blueish colored eyelet to match in. Now remember when doing these that you can have them different sizes. Depends on the size of your paper you cut out and how you cut your angle. Mine both turned out different and I used the 6x6 piece on both of them. Just cut my angle different.
So for this you will need either an eyelet setter and punch or your crop-a-dile. I use the crop-a-dile as it is one of the best tools I own. My oldest son got it for me last year for a Birthday present and I just love it. I also use the red liner tape for taping mine together it really is strong and holds really well.
So what are you waiting for go get out that designer paper, crop-a-dile, cutter and get going and make some of your own to embellish your tree this year. I am thinking I will be hanging mine from the arches in my doorway instead of my tree.
Again thanks for stopping by. And I really hope these are giving you some ideas for your tree.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Now the directions a great tutorial is on Amanda Sewell's blog, so check it out and make your own. Get your kids in on this one. Mine when we made these was 19, 16 and 11. And they did beautiful jobs on them. Your kids will to. Now if you make one for your Christmas gift for someone, please share with me. Just upload them to your own blog and link to my blog in the comments area. Or if you upload to SCS you can link that one here too. I would really love to see what all yours turns out like.
Hope you all had an enjoyable day. We had such strong winds here from late yesterday afternoon until just a bit ago and it is almost midnight here.
Thanks for stopping by. Check back tomorrow for another kind of ornament for you tree. Also made from designer paper and super easy to do.