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November 2008

I Want Candy...

...well maybe not this particular candy...ha!  This candy is the go-around candy, I don't mean like ABC gum...."all ready been chewed".  It goes from one candy display to another.  So you really don't want to eat it.  In fact any of the candy package displays in my studio (other then the Spooky Jar - that you can eat) I always tell my stampers, please do not eat the candy on display, cause in fact the white chocolate started out as regular brown chocolate! 

So these little jelly bellies and skittles have been in a few displays over the months.  We did one of these little acetate boxes for Fall Fest, and I wanted to spruce him up a little bit with my Today's Forecast set.  I can't get enough of these faces, and I added one of the bows from the Paper Dolls set.  I think it was for the girls hair but look how cute it is as a bow tie, I just added a few little white polka dots. Cute!

DSCN6387 copy Don't ya think these would be cute little give aways at a birthday party? Maybe even a wedding, you could do some bride and groom ones. Of course you would have to use different colors and background papers.

Stamp set: Today's Forecast, Paper Dolls

Paper: Real Red Textured, Basic Black Textured, Bashful Blue Textured, Summer Picnic DSP, Watercolor Paper

Ink: Palette Hybrid Pad, Blush Blossom, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Close to Cocoa

Misc: Acetate, White Tafetta, Scallop punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, white gel pen, pillow box die

Now go make some of these fun little guys, and oh...stay may just see this candy again...hee!hee!

Oh and watch for a big old Holiday Extravaganza from Stampin' Up! starting on the 26th, if you have not signed up for my email newsletter make sure you do so.  If not, you can always check out my Stampin' Up! website  on the 26th to see what is up...I don't even know what is going on sale!!! Can you say exciting???!!!!

Have a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping in!

Hugs, Di


Lazy Sunday

Well it was lazy, cause my back and neck are wacked.  Probably stress, or lugging boxes and moving chairs around yesterday at Fall Fest, but no matter what it was, today I layed around most of the time. I have a degenerated disc in my back, and it is persnickity I have even put it out sneezing one stuff.

So luckily I have 2 fun little things to show you from Fall Fest.

DSCN6284 copy This is a treat box, now we gave the girls a little votive holder and candle to display in it...JUST FOR LOOKS!  This is not meant to actually burn the candle in it, it is paper and ribbon...we teased and told them they had to sign a waiver.  It is actually for like wrapped candy, or Sharon Derr (hey girlie) said if you used those battery powered candles they would work.........anything WITHOUT an open flame! I got this pattern from Splitcoast Stampers and my friend Beate did the tutorial.  Gotta love her! I made it a bit smaller so that it would hold the candle that you are NOT GOING TO BURN IN IT, plus it was easier to score on the paper cutter this size.  If you want to make one this size, just cut the paper 7 1/2 x 7 1/2" square and score it 2 1/2" on all four sides, and then cut your designer square papers to 2 1/4" x 2 1/4", and follow the tutorial for the rest of it.  These are fun little treat boxes.

DSCN6286 copy We also made a cute little tree using the little pennant die.

I saw these from my BFF Tracy, (love her...get a blog!!) we left them pretty plain except for the star on the top, just cause we were limited to time and we just basically wanted to teach them the idea.

How cute would it be to decorate the tree with brads, or dew drops or anything, and make a big one too and sprinkle some fake snow around and put them on your Christmas table?

This is actually 6 pennant dies (it is hard to tell from the picture) glued together, easy peasy. Slick as snot...yeah that's a gross saying, but true! Especially in the cold and flu season, Snort!!!

Added since post: since I had some questions on how the star was attached: I just punched two stars, and put a brad in the center of each. Then I put the stars together with a dimensional.  Then take a straight pin and poke it into the foam of the dimensional, and then the head of the pin just gets glued inside the top of the tree where the papers meet together.

Cropped tag copy I also had people emailing me with questions about this tag...wanting to know where the third layer came from.  I used the small and large tag punch for the snowman and baja breeze layer, and then I just glued it to some chocolate chip and cut around the tag with my scissors to make it bigger. In fact this is just glue dotted to the box and the ribbon just over hangs it, it is not even attached to the ribbon...ha! laziness...

Well this old woman is gonna go look up Rosati's Pizza phone number cause Jeff has a hankering for some pizza and I have a hankering for the couch and not cooking. 

I also wanted to say a quick word to anyone that has ordered anything from Hanna Stamps! in the last week or so, please be patient with your delivery.  Kristi, who owns Hanna Stamps! her Dad died unexpectedly so she has been dealing with her grief and taking care of her family, her Dad was very important to her and one of her best friends.  Kristi does not have a staff that takes care of orders, it is just her, and I am sure her Dad helped her too. So any orders that came in, you can understand, did not get sent out. In fact, she was in the middle of getting orders ready to ship when she got the emergency call about her Dad, and she dropped everything to go to him.  So please be patient and know that she is going to be back to work very soon, she said Monday, God love her she is so dedicated.  She is a very special lady.  Anyway, keep her in your thoughts and prayers, and thanks for understanding.

Have a great Monday everyone, and I hope you are enjoying seeing some tid-bits of Fall Fest.

Thanks for stopping in!

Hugs to all, Di

Fall Fest Fun

So today we had our Arizona Fall Fest, and there were almost 40 ladies there and I think they had a blast. They had a very busy day though, and not everything got finished.  When Rhonda and I design these events, we sometimes want to do too many's like putting too much food on your plate...your eyes are bigger then your today we had tons of things our hands were busier then the time allowed.

I told everyone that I would put the cards on my blog so they would be able to finish them.  Some of these cards were inspired by a Canadian Demonstrator Andrea Walford.  

Everyone received a pack of Ski Slope Designer Series Paper, and a pack of Snowflurries, as well as a bunch of other items, (they got about $47.00 worth of stuff) but here are the cards they made, as well as a little acetate box. These are actually Rhonda's cards.  I used different snowmen and snowflakes, but I took pictures of Rhonda's the day she was over at my house when we were getting the bags ready, so I was lazy and did not retake the pictures with my cards.

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So you can see that they were busy, cause these were only the cards they did.

DSCN6285 copy They also made an acetate box...look how cute it is.

This is a pattern from Beate

I put chocolates in mine, but for the day we gave them sparkley shreddie stuff.

I will show you some more of the Fall Fest make n takes in the next day or so.

I am a tired little stamper, and am headed to bed, and ya know what? I am turning off the alarm and just waking up when my body tells me to.

Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping in!

Hugs, Di

So Thankful...

...that I live where there is no snow.  Although today I have been fighting what feels like a fever and sore throat and the cold air would feel good.  I can always open the freezer and breath in that cold air...believe me I do it in the summer when it is 120 degrees!

So this is the fun sketch that Tammy came up with for Saturdays Paper Craft Planet DT Challenge. Fun huh?SK112208DSCN6354 copy  

So I wanted to get some ink on one of my new Gina K sets.  What do you think?

I love this little snowman with the bucket on his head. I added extra snow with my gel pen.

Stamp Set: Warm & Cozy Christmas

Paper: Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Whisper White Textured, Watercolor Paper, Ski Slope DSP

Ink: Palette Noir, Old Olive, Real Red, Going Gray, Basic Gray, Only Orange, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Blush Blossom, Regal Rose

Misc: Oval Nestabilities, white gel pen, Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon, Chit Chat Rub-ons

Make sure you go over to Paper Craft Planet and upload your sketch.

Have a great weekend, I have Fall Fest on Saturday, should be lots of fun, we have lots of great make n takes planned, I'll show you a few later.

Thanks for stopping in!

Hugs, Di 

Excellent Color Day!

How can you tell?

DSCN6352 This is how...

When I color I use my jeans to clean my aqua painter.

So when my thigh (I guess that's my thigh, or is it my lap leg?) is full of color I know I had a fun and busy day!

So what was I coloring?

I was in charge of the Hanna Stamps! Friday Challenge, and well I love to make a scene....on my cards that my challenge was just that "Make a Scene".  Make sure you pop on over to Splitcoast Stampers and go to the Hanna Stamps! Forum, on Friday and check it out.  Upload your scene to your gallery and make sure to use the keyword HSC44.  I wanna see what YOU came up with. If you don't have any Hanna Stamps! you can still play along, but if you do, ink those babies up!

This is what I did...

DSCN6342 copy It's a night at  Riley's house.

It sure ain't my house.

For one thing theres a little girl, and the only little girl I have is a 4 legged one.

It also shows the Mum ironing, now that also does not happen in my house.

The only time I use the iron is when there is a stamping technique involved, or a scorpion to kill...splat!!

DSCN6346 copy Here's little Sophie G practicing her pirouette, she is supossed to be getting ready for bed, but she just wanted to show her Mum and Dad one more time.



DSCN6343 copy Then there is Riley, he got his jammies on when he was told to, cause he is ready for his bedtime story. Does Bella ever turn into a vampire?

Dad sits in his chair with his coffee cup and his muffin.

If it was my house it would be a spit cup...blech!

DSCN6345 copy Mum is busy ironing and a few of the clothes were still a little damp, so she just hung them up on her antlers to help them dry.

Stamp sets: All from Hanna Stamps! Things Riley Would Say, Patio Mini, Bookworm, Coffee Riley, Ballet Sophie G, Laundry Riley and Sleepy Time Riley

Ink: Hybrid Noir Pad, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Going Gray, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, White Craft and Close to Cocoa Craft Ink to make the faux wood floor

Paper: Prima Romantica Affection (Hanna Stamps!), More Mustard Textured and Standard, Basic Black Textured, Watercolor Paper

Misc: White gel pen

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it. When I show the cards up close they don't look near as nice as the full size card.

Have a great Friday, and head on over to Splitcoaststampers and try my Scene Challenge, these are so much fun to make. Just realize you'll be keeping it when you finish! Ha!

Tomorrow I'll show you my sketch for Paper Craft Planet....with one of my new Goodies from Gina K!!

Thanks for stopping in!

Hugs, Di