Sunday, September 30, 2012

I want first of all to thank all the wonderful people that dropped by the craft sale today.  We met so many lovely people, who were interested in our crafts, and our classes.  That's the best part of doing craft sales, is to meet kindred spirits.  I sure hope some of them stop by our blog, and also sign up for our classes.  We are going to have a good time with new friends.  And, they won't stay strangers for long, because we have a cool bunch of friends who make newcomers feel so welcome.  Thanks again for all that stopped and supported us at the craft sale. 
These are a couple of the candy dishes I made for the craft sale we had yesterday.  I know that I posted one the other day, but I love how these bright bowls turned out.  Wouldn't these be a great treat for the kids, or to put on a co-worker's desk as a surprise.  I remember making a really cute bowl for Halloween last year.  I was so tickled with it, and I took it to work with me.  We opened a brand new store that I was working at, and thought that it would be really special to show off some of my other talents.  I filled it with candy and put it on the break room table, and figured that I would refill it periodically, and everybody would love me for it.   I came to work a couple days later, and the bowl was gone.  When I asked what happened to the bowl, they said that it was empty, so they threw it away.  I thought she was joking, but they did.  I was sad.  I guess you have to be a crafter to appreciate these little things.  I'm so glad that you're a crafter (and I know you are or you wouldn't be reading this), and I hope you like the projects.   Come back again soon, and have a nice Sunday.

Mary Alice



Saturday, September 29, 2012

October Happenings


 

   
OCTOBER Stampin' Up! CLASS SCHEDULE
You may come a stranger, but you will leave a friend! Or, just bring a friend.

THREE + 3D Class
Thursday, October 11
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Make 3 general/seasonal cards, plus one 3D card
You'll make 3 greeting cards using a different technique on each. In addition, you will make a 3D Halloween card. Everything will be prepped and provided for you, including adhesive and tools needed for this class.
Cost is $10.00. RSVP by October 5

CHRISTMAS STAMP-A-STACK Class
Friday, October 19                          OR                            Sunday, October 21
6:30 – 9:30 pm                                                                 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Make 12 Christmas cards with matching envelopes
Get an early start making beautiful, handmade Christmas Cards to impress your friends and family. You will have 4 card designs and make 3 of each design. Each card will use a different technique, but we try to keep it simple, but beautiful. It's a blast – try it!
Everything will be prepped and provided for you, including adhesive and tools needed for this class.
Cost is $20. RSVP by October 5

WORKSHOPS
A workshop is where you are the hostess and after your friends place their orders, you get all the free stuff! Invite your friends to come to either my studio, or your home and I'll do all the prep work. Just prepare a light snack and I'll to the entertaining. We'll make 2 beautiful cards (or one card and a 3d project) and I'll also demonstrate creative ways to use our products. Book one today!

VISIT OUR BLOGS FOR MORE CLASS INFORMATION AND INSPIRATION. WATCH FOR FUTURE CLASSES.
November - CD Photo Album, Christmas Stamp-a-stack, 3+3 class
December – Christmas decor & ornaments, Stamp-a-stack of tags, bags, and boxes

ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT 101 WILLOW POND TRAIL, LINO LAKES, MN

Contact me to register for class by leaving a comment, or send an email to maryabellis@live.com
 

Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend class at the last minute & it is after I have already prepped and cut the materials, you will receive your pre-cut supplies and directions to complete the projects later at home, but you will owe me for the class. However, if I am able to find a replacement for your spot, I will forgo payment.

CRAFT SALE TODAY

Today is our craft sale, hope you can drop by and see what we've been making. 


Mary and Debby

will present their

crafts at the



Fall Craft and Gift Show

September 29, 2012



SHOWTIME 9:30am-4pm



Andover Community Center

15200 Hanson Blvd NW

Andover, MN 55304

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HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall colors spreading out all over



 Another little fall card that I had some fun with today.  I used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, and did a little fall coloring.  I have never tried to do fall coloring on this stamp set before, and it was really fun.  Just have to have the right inspiration outside your window, and the fall colors are so pretty today with the sun shining on them.  All of the trees in my own yard are ash trees, and they usually turn yellow and drop to the ground in about one day.  Strangest trees around the way they drop their leaves all at once.  This card is kind of crazy, out of the box a little bit, but I was doing a little experimenting, and after coloring the trees, I cut one of them out, and it looked a little lost, so I ended up putting it on a punched circle.  I kept the leaves on the tree loose, and layered them together, and added some dimensionals to raise it up a little.  I wanted to put them over the printed paper to give it kind of a sky like effect, and the chevron pattern to represent the wind.  The tree looked lost on the print.  Sometimes what looks good in the head doesn't work out on the paper.
I thought I would make this card for a couple of challenges, and when I started it yesterday, I chose a layout, and then missed the deadline before I finished the card today.  Isn't that the way it goes? 
So, I hope I get these submitted on time.
The Pink Elephant Monday Challenge was to use Chevron, which was included in the paper I used.
At Simply Stamping Challenge it was for Sew or Faux, so I added some faux stitching. 
Over at Stampin' Royalty  Challenge was to use your Big Shot die cuts, and I used the Labels Framelits. 
I am always looking to try some new techniques, and even though these were just some bits and pieces, it inspired me to try something different than what I usually do. 
Hope you like my card today, and stop back again soon.

Mary Alice


Fall treat for a challenge




I've been making some of these cute little candy dishes for the craft sale.  Last weekend I just had Halloween one, and I decided to make some that had just a fall motif.  Then, I decided to make a matching card, hoping maybe somebody would like them together.  Well, I do! 
I have this lovely retired paper called Autumn Spice that I used for this project.  I really kind of hang onto this paper because first, it's heavy and nice for 3d projects, and second, it matches the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  I have not used much of it, because it's one I really favor, but decided that now was the right time. 
Don't know if you have ever seen these candy dishes, but they are very easy to make.  I use a 6X6" square of paper.  Score the paper in both
 directions at 2" and 4", so you have 9 - 2" squares.  Then score each corner block diagonally to the outer corner.  Crease all the squares, and then fold the diagonal creases and push them to the inside of the bowl.  I punch a small hole in the corner of each of those peaks, and string a ribbon through the holes and tie together.  On my bowl, I tried a new trick I found, and used a binder ring (like a hinged key ring that clips closed), that I found at the office supply store.  Then, I tied the bows to the metal ring.  I think it looks cute, and no frustration from stringing the ribbon through  little holes.
For the card, I used the matching paper, and cut some coordinating leaves, and a little message saying Just for You, and a brass button to tie it all together. 
Both of the projects were made for a couple challenges, too. 
 The CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 71 was to make something FALL FUN.  I think I did that. 
The layout I used was from Pal Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 143.  It was a nice simple layout, and allowed me to tie it all together. 
I always find it fun to do the challenges while I am trying to create.  Makes it like a game to match as many things together as I can, and still create the project that I was aiming for to begin with. 
Sure hope you all like them. 
Stop by again real soon.

Mary Alice

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Do ya like it clean, or do ya like it dirty challenge


 Do ya like it clean, or do ya like it dirty?  I could not decide. 
I set out to make a card for my son, Joe's 27th birthday tomorrow.  You have got to know Joe a little bit to understand my inspiration for this card.  Joe is always making stuff.   (I wonder where he gets that from?)  He'll grab an empty wine bottle, and wrap it in an old lace curtain, spray paint the outside, stuff twinkle lights inside along with some other odds and ends, slip it in an onion bag, and hang it above the steps in the garage that lead down to the basement, to softly light the steps, so that when his friends come in thru the garage they don't have to turn on all the lights to find their way into the house.  He still lives in the man-cave down in the lower level of our house.  Joe and all of his guests always enter through the back garage door.
Joe will go down to Stillwater, one of the oldest settlements in Minnesota, and dig along the riverbank where an old dump used to be and come home with old belt buckles, with some leather still attached, old square liquor bottles with deteriorating labels, and liquid still sealed inside, and he can't wait to see what he can make out of them.  He makes lanyards with holders for Bic lighters, sometimes for cell phones, too, out of pop cans that he will decorate in many ways.  He wraps them with wires and beads or stones, or wraps in decorative cord, or spray paints them, and then he takes a bunch of them to a festival and barters with others for a bottle of water, or a cigarette, or something to eat. 
So, for Joe I had to whip up a card that looked recycled, or hodgepodge, or funky, or whatever.  The clean one was just not tricked out enough, so I went a little more grungy and got kind of carried away.  What do you think? 
Are they up for a challenge?  Believe it or not, they are. 
The Paper Players Challenge #114 had a nice layout with a few banners.  And, the Photo Inspiration Challenge #155 at Just Us Girls had the colors that inspired be as well as using banners.  (I know that my photo comes off looking almost orange, but the color I used was Cajun Craze, which I thought looked close to the photo along with the Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake.  The printed paper is retired Well Worn DSP. 
Well, I hope he likes it.  I think Joe will get the dirty one for his birthday, along with a pie :)  A messy one!

Mary Alice 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Three little pumpkins sitting on the fence


5 Little Pumpkins
5 little pumpkins sitting on a fence.
The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late!"
The second one said, "There are witches in the air!"
The third one said, "Well we don't care!"
The fourth one said, "Let's run and run and run!"
The fifth one said, "I'm ready for some fun!"
Whoo-ooo went the wind
And out went the light
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!
 
 OK!  I should have taken a bigger picture.  I had more than 5 pumpkins. 
Do you remember this cute little poem. There is hardly a preschool or kindergartener that doesn't learn that poem in school. I did daycare for 20 years, and it's one I taught to many, many children. 
These cute little pumpkins are ready to compete in a couple of challenges this week. Over at the Challenge at Create with Connie and Mary they want me to make a favor.  At Crafty Boots Challenge they want something to do with a nursery rhyme or childrens story.  And, at SU-Only Challenges, it's all about For The Kids this week.  Well, I think I've got those covered.
I made about a dozen of these favors for the craft sale last Saturday, and I am probably going to make some more.  These were something I just thought up when I came across this wonderful jack-o-lantern face punch from MS.  I found it at Marshall's and the price was too good to pass up.  I knew I could make all kinds of cute things with the face punched out, but this was the first thing that came to mind. 
The paper came from Stampin' Up's Summer Smooches DSP, Everyday Enchantment (retired) and Sweet and Sour (retired).  I pulled orange paper from all over the place to make a very cute assortment in my pumpkin patch.    I love the quick little hexagonal box.  I can tell you how easy these are to make.  Paper was 4 to 4 1/2" by 6 1/4" paper.  I made them various sizes which is why the width varies.  Score your paper every inch from 1 to 6, which leaves a 1/4" edge for fastening.  Score 1" from either end to make the flaps on both ends.  Cut down the one inch at each of the six scored sides.  Glue your 1/4" edge to form the hexagon, fold in your 1"flaps on either end, and you have a nice hex box.  I have the good fortune to have the pumpkin face to cut out, but you could decorate the box with cutouts or glued on faces.   For the top, I cut out green paper with my blossom punch,and then cut the blossom in half and creased the petals to create a leaf type of piece. I added a stem and a little tendril of curled paper. 
I filled them with some autumn colored Hershey Kisses which add a little color and sparkle inside.
Who would not want to find a cute little pumpkin like that sitting on the table or at your desk?   



Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall color challenge

 It was time to get working on some fall cards today, and I needed a little motivation.  Nothing better than a challenge or two to get me started.  Today I went to Color Throwdown Challenge 210 for some color, and Stampin' Royalty Sketch Challenge #142 for a layout.  Color and layout chosen, and I dug deep to find some paper in my stash with colors I could use.  Went into the old retired paper and a favorite fall stamp set, Day of Gratitude, and I was ready to go.  I also loved the idea of cutting the edge using my Label Framelits for my Big Shot.  It gave it such a creative flare.  I know I will do that again instead of a straight cut.  I felt it was a nice alternative to a ribbon over the divided paper.
I always love playing with this beautiful fall medallion.  Whether you stamp it all one color, or do some multi colors, like I did, it always looks impressive.  The Bermuda Bay and Certainly Celery would not have been my first choice for fall colors, but this really cut a contemporary edge.  It was proving to be a bit of a challenge for me to color with markers today, so I actually stamped the image in the three different colors, and then cut layers to make the medallion.  Simple, yes! Easy, maybe!  It takes a little patience to cut all the tiny leaves and curves, but I enjoy doing that.  (Guess it dates back to cutting paper dolls.  I remember making my own paper dolls out of the Montgomery Wards catalogue.  And the Betsy McCall paper doll that came in each month's issue of McCall's magazine.  Had to wait til mom was done reading it, and hope one of my three sisters wouldn't beat me to it.  That really dates me.)
One down, and more fall to come.  Stop back again and see what I make with the rest of those medallions I made. 

Mary Alice

Fabulous fall craft sale

We had a great time at the fall craft sale yesterday, and met a bunch of fine new people.  Hopefully some of them will join us as followers on the blog, or attend our workshops.  Debby and I both enjoyed the day.  It was a wonderful mix of crafts, and flea market finds.  It's been a while since we have done a craft sale, so there was a lot of prep work, and putting together display pieces, but I think overall we did good. 
The cards were very good sellers and of course, that's what we like making best of all.  The Halloween cards were a real hit, so I guess I better get busy and make some this week.  Debby had made some fabulous
Halloween cards, which you can see on her blog here.  
 

My best seller were the Monster Popcorn holders.  Everyone checked those out and found them delightful.  I will definitely have to make a lot more of those this week.  They are adorable, if I do say so myself.  
Photos thanks to Debby
I focused on more of the decorative items to make.  I really enjoy creating party favors and gifts.  The smell of Hershey nuggets is strong in my craft room.  I really enjoyed making the nugget cakes in Halloween designs.  They were my favorite to make. (Too bad I have to stay away from eating the chocolates.  In the two large bags of nuggets I used in the last couple of weeks, I only ate two.  The funny thing was when I was working on the design for the the project, I had one nugget I was using to trace around to make my design, and count how many I would need for each project.  When I was done using it, it felt squishy, and I thought I should not put it back in the bag for fear that somebody would open a candy full of fingerprints.  So, I ate it.  When I finished wrapping all the nuggets in the bag for my projects, I was short 1 nugget to complete the job!  Oh, karma is a bitch!  I won't do that again.  Ever since that, I have had one piece leftover in each bag of candy I have used.  Yes, karma!  It's just there to tempt me!  I will not be weak!   Sugar is now my heroin, and I must not fall back into that addiction, now that I have kicked the habit.  Oh, Halloween is going to be hell this year.
This week I will be making more new things for the sale next week.  I have some new ones up my sleeve.  Or, should I say, I have things leftover that I did not get done in the past weeks. 
Stop back and check it out.

Mary Alice




CRAFT SALE Saturday October 29


Mary and Debby

will present their

crafts at the



Fall Craft and Gift Show

September 29, 2012



SHOWTIME 9:30am-4pm



Andover Community Center

15200 Hanson Blvd NW

Andover, MN 55304

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HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE

Friday, September 21, 2012

Craft Sale tomorrow, hope you can come :)


CRAFT SALE

FLEA MARKET


This is the craft sale that Debby and I are doing this weekend.  Sure hope you stop by and say HI.

Saturday

September 22, 2012

9 – 3 pm



White Bear Lake Alternative Learning Center (old Golfview School)

2449 Orchard Lane

White Bear Lake, MN 55110



For info call 612-877-1903 (Barbara)



COME ONE...CALL ALL

DIRECTIONS  (corrections made)

Orchard Lane is ½ mile north of I-694 Exit at White Bear Ave is closed.
Best to take County Road E to White Bear Ave or McKnight Rd.

Off White Bear Ave turn east on Orchard Lane by Lakewood Hills Park and the Y. Cross McKnight Road and school is 2 ½ blocks on left.

Off McKnight Road – Orchard Lane is south of County Rd E and WBL South Campus grounds about 6 blocks. Turn east on Orchard Lane and school is 2 ½ blocks on left.

Monday, September 17, 2012

I've got the Monster Pop!

You've heard of the Monster Mash?  Well, I've got the Monster Pop!  Oooooo!  Eeeeekk!! Scarey!!!
I don't usually make much for Halloween, but this year I've been frightfully busy brewing up some goodies for all the little monsters that come knocking at my door. 
Batty Pop
These little monsters have something to hide.  They have a bag of microwave popcorn inside.  How would you like to find one of those in your trick or treat bag?  Or on your desk at work?  Or in your mailbox?  I made a bunch of them for the craft sale next week, you can stop by and pick some up, or make them yourself.
Harry Pop
I just made a simple box out of and 8 1/2 X 11" paper, which fit perfect.  I tried just wrapping the paper, but decided that it was going to work better if I scored and creased and made a box with 1/2" sides 4" wide.  I cut arms that were 2 X 4", except for the bat which were 2 1/2" so I could taper them and cut the scallops with an oval punch.  The eyes were punched with 1" and 3/4" punches, and the rest of the pieces were strictly free-hand.  They all have their own personality with funny mouths and teeth.  I think they are pretty cute.
Frankie Pop
But, I must give credit where credit is due.  The idea for the Batty popcorn came from Terry Blaise and you can find hers here.  I found her at the Great Pumpkin Blog Hop.  If you love Halloween, this is a great place to start.  The bat popcorn cover was so much fun to make, I decided to make another one, using a red monster idea that I found on Debbie Henderson's blog here, The red monster was one that she had made as a treat box and card.  This little red monster is growing stronger :)  Debbie is unbelieveably clever, so be careful if you go to her site.  You will be LOST there for hours looking at her work.  Her Halloween projects are so clever, I could go nuts looking at all of them.  I want to copy them all!  And, then there was Frankie, who is truly a Frankenstein that was created out of an idea found on Leslie McGhee's blog for 3 cute little Petite Purses that I found here.  They are adorable, but Frankie also needed to grow into a popcorn box, too.  I am sure that I will have to make Frankie a little brother with the Petite Purse die, too. 
I wasn't going to, because the bat is a copy from her blog, but I think these are too cute not to share at The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop this week.
I spent many, many hours creating these at the trailer last weekend, sitting on the porch.  It was warm and sunny, and not too many people around the campgrounds, so it was perfect place to craft.  There was a lot of creative planning going on, but once I had the ideas down, these were really fast and simple to make.  I cranked them out assembly style, and there were done in no time. 
Surprise somebody with a Monster Pop for halloween.  I plan to make them as party favors for the halloween birthday party for my grandson, Kol's first birthday, the end of October.  I can't wait!!
Stop back again soon, to see what else I've made this week.
Mary Alice
ps.  Sometimes blogging gets so frustrating.  You get things all typed up and arranged the way you want them, and then you preview, or even publish it, and everything is spaced differently.  Grrrrrrr.  I just can't seem to fix it today, only make it worse. 


NEXT SATURDAY IS CRAFT SALE FLEA MARKET, come join us


This is the craft sale that Debby Filiowich and I are doing next Saturday.  Come check it out!
CRAFT SALE

FLEA MARKET



Saturday

September 22, 2012

9 – 3 pm



White Bear Lake Alternative Learning Center

2449 Orchard Lane

White Bear Lake, MN 55110



For info call 612-877-1903 (Barbara)



COME ONE...CALL ALL

DIRECTIONS

to Orchard Lane is ½ mile north of I-694

Off White Bear Ave turn east on Orchard Lane by Lakewood Hills Park and the Y. Cross McKnight Road and school is 2 ½ blocks on left.

Off McKnight Road – Orchard Lane is bordering WBL South Campus grounds on south. Turn east on Orchard Lane and school is 2 ½ blocks on left.

Apple basket for a challenge

 
This is one of the projects that I made for a recent workshop, and I just had to make some more for the craft sale next week.  I used the Petite Purse die for my Big Shot, but I cut the flap off the purse.  I ran it thru square lattice EF for the basket texture.  I gave the handle a twist around a pencil before I attached it to create a basket-type handle.  I used the blue gingham-check paper from the Orchard Harvest DSP.  Then, I made the apples form the Perfectly Preserved stampes, cut them with the Framelits, and attached them inside and outside the basket.  I used a small cello bag and put some red and green peanut m&m's, to resemble apples (with the Christmas red and green m&m's were in the stores so that I did not have to pick through the bag).  The bag was tied with a knot of red ribon and a little hemp bow.  I pick this basket as one of my favorite projects, and so fast and fun to make. 
I think I will enter this project over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ for their challenge to make a FALL PROJECT. 
I just love fall, and a trip to the apple orchard is always in order.  And, I love baking with apples, and always look forward to pulling those recipes out.  It will be really tough this year, as I am on a diet that restricts my eating any fruits, so no apples.  I can eat berries, so I better search out some new recipes. 
This weekend we went to a Fall Harvest Festival at Chateau St. Croix Winery in St. Croix Falls, WI.  It was a beautiful warm afternoon, and strolling the grounds, listening to great live Blues music, and eating a turkey leg, (I skipped the wine) was the nicest way to spend a day.  I had my baby granddaughter along who I have been teaching to dance.  She's only 8 months old, but I think she is catching on that when the music plays she is supposed to bounce and sway.  I think she keeps time to the music by beating her toy on the table to the music, too. 
I was supposed to be working hard on my craft sale projects this weekend, but I took a little time to play, and then I got a whole lot of creating done later in the day, and on Sunday.  You will have to stop back to see the fun things I have made.  I will share them with you all week. 
Have a great week, and stop by soon. 

Mary Alice



Friday, September 14, 2012

Owl be watching


He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake.  Don't tell Santa that I am the one who is awake.  I am trying to get things packed up to go to Wisconsin to craft for the weekend, and instead I am making cards.  I wanted to have a couple samples to share with my friend, Debby for ideas for the Christmas card class.  I know that I should not be playing with this, but the stamps were here, and the paper scraps were here, and I just had this idea, so I had to run with it.  I think I have a hard time going to bed when I still have creative ideas running in my head.  It's well after midnight, but I have creative mojo, and just have to let it go!  So, just for fun I thought I'd share this with you quick, and call it a night.  I just love this Owl Occasions stamps.  It's a must for the weekend, because I have ideas for all seasons and occasions, and I know I'll put it to much use.  The other thing I have to
get in the habit of doing is making the matching envelope, otherwise I always find myself going back later to do it, and you don't always have the matching paper for a flap if you want it.
It was the challenge at Jingle Belles that reminded me to do that when they suggested a card with matching envelope. Thanks Jingle Belles :)
Enjoy your weekend, and hope you have creative mojo, too.

Mary Alice

Owl See You for Christmas



 This is it, my first Christmas card of the season.  I have been busy working on everything, but Christmas cards and now it's time to give this some thought.  I am planning ahead for the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack class we will be doing, and it's time to give this some thought and plan ahead.  This Owl Occasions set has some fun little Christmas decor, and I have ideas galore.  I started with something simple today, and I love this cute little star print paper from the Snow Festival DSP that coordinates so sweetly with the stamps.  I knew when I saw it today that it was perfect for the challenge at Christmas
Card Challenge #41 to use STARS.  I added a few stars with a white gel pen to Real Red paper that I used to make the present.  I added some of the pretty stitched satin ribbon in Gumball Green, and a couple of rhinestones, and owl is all decked out for Christmas.  There is a greeting inside from More Merry Messages stamp set that I just got.  It has something for every style  Christmas card you could make.  It's lovely. 
So, I have started the Christmas cards, and it's only September.  I guess that's what happens when you become a demonstrator, and have to plan classes in advance, because that never would have happened here before.  I usually get around to making my cards the week after Christmas.  LOL! 
I'm heading to the trailer this weekend for a marathon crafting weekend to get more things prepared for the craft sale next weekend.  Wish me luck, and hope for nice weather so we can sit out on the porch and craft.  Stop back later, and see what we made.

Mary Alice




 



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

It's back to Spool Time Offer

 
 Here's a geat offer from Stampin' Up!  If you place an order for $40 with me during September, you can get a spool of ribbon for free.  The more you spend, the more ribbon you get.  Great for all those holiday projects.  Drop me an email to place your order soon.
 
 
 
 
Promotion Details: While the kids are heading back to school, Stampin' Up! is going back to 'spool'! For the month of September, get a FREE package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon-an $8.95 value-for every $40 you spend!
Choose from the following ribbons:

Item Description
Retail Value
126848
Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
126847
Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
126844
Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
126845
Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
126846
Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95

Monday, September 10, 2012

Another quick challenge


Another quick challenge card today, but it was something I was drawn to, and could not miss the opportunity to do this color combo challenge #140 at Stampin' Royalty to use Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Baha Breeze.  I have been using up retired paper making cards and projects for my craft sale, and I was not surprised at how many papers I have with this color combo.  For this card I used Elegant Soiree DSP (retired).  It is such beautiful paper, and I find it almost relaxing just to look at the paper patterns.
I decided to make sympathy cards with this paper today, and the layout for challenge #82 at Try Stampin' On Tuesday had a simple layout, that allowed me to use a few of the scraps I had saved.  I try to keep sympathy cards simple, and always room inside for a personal message. I just added a few of the long paper flags inside with a little stamped message
It was a fun card to make, and I have another  project in the works with this paper, because it's just too pretty not to use/share. 
Stop back later, and see what I made later. 

Mary Alice