October 28, 2007

Holiday Gifts at Mistletoe Market

The Christmas season is approaching FAST. Only 2 more months to prepare! It's time to make your Christmas card and Gift list.

One of the most diffcult things for me is deciding WHAT to get someone. I like the quick and easy but at the same time FUN!

Here's a great gift idea! For those who LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE chocolate. A GIGANTIC Hersey chocolate bar covered with Dashing Designer Paper and embellished with the snowman from the Merry and Bright stamp set. The set along with the Elastic Gold Cord can be found in the Holiday mini. This cord is great for those hand-made holiday gift tags as well. It's such a quick and fun gift to create.

What's even better than chocolate? How about Designer paper that is on SALE! Novemeber 1st starts the Buy 1 get one Free Designer Paper sale. Check out my demo website Novemeber 1st for more details.

Below is another one of my Holiday Gift card Kits. It's called the Merry and Bright Card Kit offered at the upcoming Mistletoe Market November 3rd in Baton Rouge, LA.

The kit includes the Merry and Bright stamp set, scallop punch and more to create 20 holiday cards, for a sale price of $55.00. Once you have the set, you'll be able to make more than just cards! Use your set over and over to create holiday gift-tags, place setting cards and GIGANTIC chocolate bar tags. Feel free to email me for more details.


You can see the Merry and Bright card kit samples up close along with 100's more at the Mistletoe Market coming up November 3rd in Baton Rouge, LA. Not sure what Mistletoe Market is?

Mistletoe Market is a once a year event where over 50 vendors gather to offer their product and hand-made goods for those on your holiday gift list. This is the 7th year for the event. The shows popularity has grown so much, that this year they have moved into the Downtown Sheraton Garden Atrium to fit all there vendors.

Find something for everyone on your holiday gift list! It's so much better than rushing out to those "Day after Thanksgiving" sales.

Stop by my Stampin' Up! booth and see all my hand-stamped samples. Get ideas on how to use your supplies to create beautiful and inexpensive holiday gifts for teachers, co-workers and friends; AND you'll get to stamp yourself a FREE Holiday Greeting card!

Hanna goes shopping

I've recently purchased some cutie rubberstamps from the 'Hanna stamps' line from friend and former demo Kristi Ferro. Here's my first creation. She was SO much fun to play with! Check out her Dazzling Diamond shoes! The ribbon and little rhinestone stick-ons came from Michaels (over a year ago, LOL).

October 27, 2007

Altered Candles

Here are some candles I picked up and added a few embellishments to. Stitched ribbon from SU! and flower from the SU! "Three for You" punch box kit.

October 26, 2007

Baroque ~ All My Love

A quick post of what I did today; well, I did lots but this is what I STAMPED today. It uses the Baroque Backgroud stamp set, River Rock cardstock, Shimmery White and a Chocolate Chip marker.

October 21, 2007

Think Pink ~ Baroque Kit

Apparently Mother Nature is still hesitant to flip the Winter switch. I'm one of those people who believe things happen for a reason, even in nature, so I'm anxious to see why we are experiencing 80 degree temps in the tail end of October! A cool front did come in last night and lowered temps to the 50's, but I'm not getting too excited because it jumps right back up to the 80's during the day.

I've had the Baroque Background stamp set now for over a month and still have not utilized it like I have wanted. So, with the cool breeze of air that arrived this weekend (even if it was for a short time) I sat down and created something nice (I think) in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month.

The "Think Pink ~ Baroque Kit" includes the wonderful Baroque Background stamp set, dye pad and paper supplies to create cards, treat boxes and a cute little Dove chocolate holder. Adhesive and punches used for embellishments are available for an additional 'add-on' if you do not currently have these items (I find that most stampers do as we use them constantly in our artwork). Kit cost is $45 and is mailed directly to your home. Contact me today for more information MELANIE

Here's something I created for the grey walls in my office space. Apparently the 'cool front' works wonders for getting movtivated to create fall arrangments.

I purchased all these flowers at Wal-mart. Yep, Wal-mart, and the corn came from our local fresh market ($.99). Great deal! The wire basket I purchased 3 (maybe 5) years ago at a garage sale. I was going through a 'wire' stage, LOL! Hey, whatever makes you happy.

October 13, 2007

Halloween Tussey Mussey

Yes, I know, I've been away TOOOOOOO long! I blame part of it on this heat wave we've had during October. Doesn't Mother Nature know it's FALL?!!!

We've had a cool front come through in the past few days and wouldn't you know, it's got me in the mood for making all those Paper Crafts that are tossing around inside my head.

Here are two fun Tussey Mussies I made using the Creeply Crawly Halloween paper in the new Stampin' Up! catalog. The black scallop edge is simply a peice of black cardstock punched with the SU! Slit punch.

Now that i've got my paper crafting mojo back i'll be posting more festive projects real soon.