Holiday Hat Treat

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Isn’t this a cute lil’ Holiday Hat!

It holds candy treats too.

I forgot I had Pinned this oh, probably a year ago. Recently, I saw that another Amazing Demo (lorri heiling) had put this idea on her blog. She too had seen this on Pinterest and made her version. This is mine.

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Of course, I had to make cute packaging if I was going to sell these at Craft fairs these past few months. I made a special “presentation box” so that the snow didn’t enter the hat or cover the Holly.

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I even made “Locally Made Snow” from Putnam Industries in Walworth, WI. I had purchased it at Hobby Lobby. Made me feel good that was a USA product from a local business and a Nice Couple I know personally.

Here is a pic of a small grouping of them before an event:

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I will add that I sold a bunch of them.

Now, on to this weeks deals.

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I also have a New FREE Class To GO

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and it contains the Birthday Surprise set that is On Sale this week. Perfect! Place an Online Order & get the Free CLASS To GO from me sent to you in an email within 24-48 hrs. So Easy!

and as always-

Gift Certificates are always Perfect Fit!

I can send you a Fun Gift Certificate (designed by me in the My Digital Studio program) right to your email box. Or, by snail mail.

Contact me today for any amount.

ENJOY!

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Wood Block

A Home Decor idea, just in time for THIS years Holiday Season.

I know, sometimes you see an idea right before Christmas and You absolutely must do it and suddenly, its the following year or two, and You Still Have Not Done It!!! I am not pointing any fingers because I am totally guilty of it. Not this year. It’s My Awesome idea that I hope you like. But First-A Question for you.

Have you converted any of your Wood Stamps to Clear Mount versions?

Have you wondered what to do with those blocks of Wood?

Here is a Great idea:

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Stamp and decorate it! Seriously-It’s VERY EASY!

Just “ink up” a background stamp and and put your block on it- a reverse stamping technique.

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Here I added a Red Glimmer Ribbon.

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I also did the backside. Of Course!

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Isn’t this super cute! It’s a Very easy to do a Home Decor idea that  you could make before the Holidays.

I was so inspired by my “little” block idea that I had wood cut at Home Depot for my Annual Holiday Stamp Camp. Everyone made the larger version.

Perfect on the table or shelf. How about a nice gift for someone in A nursing home. They may not have room for a tree, but I am sure this would be very Welcomed.

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The top of the wood looking down. Make sure they make clean cuts. I did sand every one down.

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This weekend I have a nice size Girl Scout troop that will be making these. I am thinking they will love it.

Now-here are the supplies I used:

ENJOY!

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December Online Club

Hi there.

My December Online Stamp Of The Month Club is up.

I know a few of you wanted to know what it was before you signed up. Sorry. Its been an over the top busy Fall for my family and I took a break, NOT INTENTIONALLY, from writing on my blog. Suddenly 2 weeks went by and ooops! So here we are.

But, We have only a few weeks-less then 2 -I believe before it’s Christmas. Yikes! I have so much to share so, I had better get on showing you fun things, including 5 Days of Christmas ideas in the up coming week.

 I have for you my Online Stamp of the Month club, that you can sign up for here by the 15th of each month. I send a reminder and you can send me the $30.00 for that month or skip. Perfect if you are not able to get to stamp classes, or to busy to shop but still would like ideas and to add a few new sets to your collection. Visit my Online Stamp of the Month Club at the top of the page now and see if it’s for you.

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Right now, there is up to 80% off on Clearance items-WOW and Weekly Deals. Of course, you can shop 24/7 on my Online store.

+++++Oh, and a special note to all that place an ONLINE ORDER with ME.+++++

I really Appreciate your orders. BUT, IF you sign the NO Contact, I can’t send you the FREE CLASS TO GO that shows up in your email after you place an order.

If you placed an order and you don’t hear from me-you might have checked the box for no contact accidentally-That might have happened. So, just make sure that you check the-Contact from Laura. I WANT to thank You!!

Now-On to the deals. Just click on the Box!

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And-a New Photopolymer Stamp set-Snuggles And Smooches for $15.95. Check it out by clicking here in the New Arrivals along with a few other things you might have missed.

Well, that’s it for now.

ENJOY!

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Pumpkin Punch Art

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A punched oval Pumpkin.

Something so simple can make a package amazing.

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Our cute little window boxes are fun way to add treats and food items. A perfect lil’ something for a guest coming to dinner for the Thanksgiving Feast next week. Or, maybe you are going to someones house, it would make a lovely gift for the Hostess.

Here is what you need:

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Now punch out your ovals and make a stem.

The stem can be brown or orange or even yellow but for this one I used Mossy Meadow Green.

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Add adhesive to the side of one of the ovals and lay the other on top.

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Add adhesive to the other two ovals:

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Just add them on either side and behind the two ovals that you had placed together.

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Add stem and place dimensionals on top. Go ahead and place your final oval on top.

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Don’t forget to add a bit of shading with the Pumpkin Pie ink and sponge.

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Ta Da! Punch Art!

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 You have one fine Pumpkin.

and once again the package:

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So much fun and the goodies inside make it that much more fun.

Here are the supplies I used:

Now, on to this weeks deals-Go ahead, Click on the box:

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ENJOY!

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3 Ways to Get Creativity in a Month from me

Looking for a bit of Creativity every month?

Well I have 3 Options for you.

1. If you live nearby, say within a hour to 1 1/2 hrs-I’m in Lake Geneva, WI, you could have a stamping Group-otherwise known as Stampers Club or Stampers 6 Group. It’s you and 5 or more of your friends that get together once a month for about 6 months to a year. Everyone is a Hostess at least once during that period or twice if you start again for the next 6 months (Meet each month for a year). I also have the option of meeting once every other month for a year as well. Everyone spends at least $25.00 per person so that that month’s Hostess get’s benefits. If it’s your turn, you can have outside orders and depending where the group gets together, have guests. It’s a great way to meet and create with others as well as build your stamp collection.

2. My Paper Pumpkin. If you scroll down the lower left side of my Blog, you will come to options of My Paper Pumpkin as well as the site. It is a Fun Box of Orange-A box of Creativity that comes to your door every month for as long as you set up the subscription. Lots of fun ideas, always a surprise inside. In 30 Minutes time you created something fun. You need to sign up by the 10th of a month if you are interested. Intrigued? Visit here to check it out. Here is a Video of October 2014 My Paper Pumpkin:

3. My Online Stamp Of The Month Club. If it’s been awhile since you have been to a Stampin’ Up! Workshop or Party, this may be what you are looking for. You can be anywhere in the USA and be a part of this Online Club. It costs $30.00 (shipping included) and you get the monthly stamp set and a kit of pre-cut items to create with the stamp set. Visit here to see if this is what might work for you. Sometimes I may ask you if you would like the other items featured in the product like punches, dies, etc. Just sign up at the bottom of the Online Club page.

This is this month’s Online Club Set and examples:

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Right now I have extended the date to sign up by the 15th of the month so you still have time.

ENJOY!

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Holiday Tags 2014

Whew! My 17th Annual Holiday Stamp Camp is now behind me. Time to get back to bringing you Awesome blogging ideas and tips. I know, it’s been a few weeks since my last Post but I had to handle other things and it’s best sometimes to take a break. I hope I didn’t leave too many of you hanging. But, I am back.

Today’s Post is about those Holiday Tags that sometimes get last minute billing on the gifts. You picked out the perfect gift, the wrapping looks good but sometimes the tag is a quick one you found in a pack of 50 from the dollar store or Big Box store. It’s Ok. But it does not shout-Hey-Look at me.

NOT THIS YEAR!

 These are the samples that my guest were able to make at my Holiday Stamp Camp this year. Actually, they were only allowed to make and pick 3 out of the 5. I had a lot guests tell me these were almost too nice to put on a gift. I advised, put it on a tree as an ornament. Do you have a small little tree that you may put in the Guest Bathroom or a spot in the family room. Make a bunch of these and tape a piece of candy to the back and give to a guest as they leave. A fun remembrance.

The Tags as a whole:

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Each one:

The one that was the inspiration for my Holiday Widget.

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Oval with Tree Cutout:

These were made with Oval Framelits and the Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies.

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MDS Hybrid Tag:

We no longer sell this Merry Christmas stamp but I was able to download it to my MDS- My Digital Studio and print it out onto Very Vanilla C.S.

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Cheer Tag:

Super Fun and using the Banner Framelits.

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Circle Tag:

This is using the Holiday Home and Framelit dies Bundle as well as Circle Framelits.

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and the group again:

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Here are just a few of the items we used:

My guests seemed to really enjoy these and I plan on using them in all different ways with my leftover materials.

Now-Onto the Deals!

What’s New this Week? Just click on the Weekly Deals Box:

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Stay tuned for more Holiday ideas. Be sure to check the Clearance Rack on my Online Store for goodies you might have missed.

as always-

ENJOY!

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Bring Out the Halloween Decorations

My daughter, Addie yelled, “Mom, aren’t we ever going to put out Halloween Decorations”?”

I admit, I was probably later than usual putting out the Autumn things/Halloween decorations. I like putting out the apples, baskets, Just plain old pumpkins, etc. My daughters both wanted to see something with Halloween sooner then later. Not necesarily Spooky, Scary type things, just “something” Halloween!

Ok, Ok. I put up the Halloween decorations but in a way that is still is kinda cute, a combination of a bit of Vintage/New Vintage and some current items from the Big Box stores.

Here is my Night time version on top of the coat closet-head high:

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SkullI got this skull in the Clearance area of A big box craft store. He’s missing the back of skull but that doesn’t bother him or me none!

My Autumn Vignette at the bottom of my stairs before you go into my office. This can stay up through Thanksgiving which I like. It’s always a work in progress.

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While shopping at a local JoAnn Fabric store I found this cool Door Screen that was 50% off-Yes! Why is it that the camera brings out the folds and wrinkles!!! (If my Hubby were shopping, He would have bought it 2 weeks after Halloween and got it for .50! That’s how He rolls. I like it and had to have it. End of story.

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Ok-On to the Halloween card and the Home Decor Piece that inspired it.

I was inspired by our CEO and Co-founder-Shelli Gardner’s tag idea shown at Convention 2014 in July.

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I made this card and and home decor piece in early September.

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We have a card first then a piece of wood I found at Goodwill I think for .49.

Here is the VERY Scary Before-ugh can’t believe I bought it but I knew I could turn it into something.

Before

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It’s been sitting for awhile-well cured!

to this-Ta Da!

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I used Black acrylic paint and the front was Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint. It was the perfect look and color. I stamped it with Tangelo Twist, added the paper and linen thread and I have a great Home Decor idea. I had a bunch of blocks cut up for most of my stamp clubs this month so that they could make one too.

Now, on to the Weekly Specials from Stampin’ Up!

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ENJOY!

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