Winter Shares

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a few projects I made during the holidays.

chocolate snowman hanging ornament, tagFirst are my chocolate snowmen.  They can be made for any winter holiday.  My family has several winter birthdays.  I think these would make great tags for gift bags.  I learned how to make these from Jeanette Cobb.  Another great use for the Tree Builder punch. I love getting lots of uses for my punches!

 

 

 

 

My second share is a home decor item.  I spiral flower die pine conesbought a pine sprig from the local craft store. I stamped a winter scene, and used my Scallop Tag punch to make the cute tags.  I tied them on with with some retired natural ribbon.  The pine cones are my FAVORITE part.  I can’t remember if I saw a card that had them on Facebook or Pinterest…. They are made using the Spiral Flower die.  You know the one that makes wonderful roses!!!  Someone was very clever to stretch the rose out to a cone shape.  I can’t believe I live in the Pine Tree State and have never thought of a pine cone.  Guess what I will be making every year.

reindeer punch artFinally, I will share a card that I forgot to share.  I am sure you saw Rudolf all over the internet.  I don’t know who the original person who created this idea.  I followed Rhonda Wades directions for my card.   He is stinkin’ cute.

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May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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Luminary-Broke Stampers Unite 3D Challenge

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a 3D project for a Broke Stampers Unite Challenge.

mini treat bag luminaryA while back I made some gusseted bags using the Mini Treat Bag die.  I thought they would make great luminaries.  I made some for the holidays.  Which they are completely adorable.  Then, my preorder for the Spring Catalog arrived.

Oh my, my.  I love the Rose Garden thinlits was something I knew I HAD to have!  It comes in a bundle with a beautiful photopolymer stamp set.

I knew I had to make a luminary with a gold glitter rose, and the gorgeous Birthday Glitter LuminaryBouquet DSP (designer series paper).  Click on the image, you can see how beautiful this paper is.  You can also see the battery operated tea light in the bottom.  I wouldn’t dare use a regular tea light due to the chance of fire.

I plan on making some for such things Relay for Life events, Mother’s Day, etc.  Depending the punch or framelits used, these could be made for birthdays or baby showers.  How cute would these be for a baby shower!!  OMG I think I need more framelits!  I am glad I have a school vacation, so I can play some more.

I wonder what creative projects Terri and Carol have made.  I bet it will be something really cool that I may have to copy over vacation.  Check out Terri’s blog here.  Check out Carol’s blog here.  If you have a cool 3D project you’d like to share with us; share it on  our Facebook page.

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May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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A Little Something Fancy Fold Card- Broke Stampers Unite Challenge

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the A Little Something bundle, Versatile Christmas and another Broke Stampers Unite Challenge. This weeks challenge is a fancy fold card.

fancy fold card broke stampers unite challenge, a little something,I don’t know about you, but I am still trying to get my holiday cards competed.  Here is one more to add to my collection. It’s a Pop Out Swing Card.  This type of card can really wow your friends.  They will think the swinging motion is much more difficult than it is.

If you are part of my stamp club, you will be learning how to make this card this month.  If you are not, join me Friday and I will have a video tutorial.

Here is what the card looks like on the inside, when it is swinging open.                                               Stamping with Stace fancy fold card, broke stampers unite challenge

Isn’t it cute.  I love how the little snowflakes are just falling everywhere.   The verse on the inside and the front cover are from Versatile Christmas.  A few rhinestones for some holiday bling.

If you look closely at the insert.  It is a piece of whisper white card stock cut 5″ x 6″.  There are only two score lines.  On the six inch side, score at 2″ and 4″.

The “Pop Out” part of the card is the squares.  Mine are cut from black glimmer paper, whisper white and real red card stock. I cut them with the square framelits.  Again, if you’re a completely visual person who needs to see how it is put together I will have a video on Friday.

I wonder what Carol and Terri have created for this weeks challenge.  Check out Carol’s blog here.  Check out Terri’s blog here.  If you would like to join us and share your creation, join our new Facebook group.

On a side note, the girls and I are getting ready for new challenges using stamps from the new Occasions Catalog.  Do you need a FREE catalog from me?  If so, completely fill out a Catalog Request Form and I will send one to you.

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May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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Flurry of Wishes Banner

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a holiday banner using the Flurry of Wishes bundle.

Stamping with Stace flurry of wishes banner, home decorI want it known that I was trying to be good when the holiday catalog came out.  I originallywasn’t going to get another snowflake stamp since I have several.  Well, that was right up until Convention!  This project was one of the projects they shared on stage.  Thats all it took.   I NEEDED THIS SET!  I love that is was a bundle.  I also needed the Flower Medallion punch.

This may look complicated, however it isn’t.  Here is my punch cheat sheet which says Stamping with Stace flurry of wishes banner directions, punch art guidehow many of each item you need to punch.  The Banner Triple punch can be helpful for the banner.  However,  I don’t own it and I cut the tails by hand.

 

 

 

 

Here is a close up on part of the banner sections. imageStamping with Stace, flurry of wishes banner, home decorStamping with Stace, flurry of wishes banner, home decor

 

 

 

 

Sstamping with Stace flurry of wishes, ornament, home decor, christmas,I also took one of the crumb cake snowflakes and made an ornament out of it.   The one thing about making the ornament, my daughter and/or students can make them as well.  Super easy peasy.

I didn’t measure the cord I put it on.  I laid my pieced out on the table to see what I was eye pleasing.  I would guess about a yard.  If you wanted to, you could stamp and punch more images and make it even longer.  What a cute decoration for the house.

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May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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Wondrous Wreath-Broke Stampers Unite Challenge

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features Wondrous Wreath for the Broke Stampers United Challenge.

wondrous wreath -Broke Stampers Unite ChallengeThis project was the first time I used this set.  I have seen so many pretty things made with this set; but once I got it in my hands, I didn’t have a clue what to do with it.  Of course I went straight to Pinterest.

My inspiration came from two pins.  One was a Halloween card with a witch and other Halloween things.  The second was a gift bag that may have been a birthday or even a wedding it was extremely elegant.   The gift bag had pearls and ribbon.  It was lovely.

It made me think that I need to special gifts for some girls in my school.  They did some awesome work, which took some of the load of my shoulders.  I want to give it to them on Friday for Halloween.  They are seventh graders after all (and I think 7th graders still go trick or treating).  I also knew I had the mini treat bag, which is like a gift bag.

First I tried making black wreaths.  It didn’t really work for me. So I ended up using Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist inks for the wreath.  I cut the verse from black glimmer paper using the Greetings thinlits.  The bags were made with Happy Hauntings Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the mini treat framelits. Tear & tape, glue dots and dimensionals were used to adhere everything together.

I cannot believe this is the last week of October and Halloween is this weekend.  Where does the time go???  My grandmother used to tell me, “The older you get, the quicker time goes by”.  Man, she wasn’t kidding!

Now, let’s hop over to Carol and Terri’s blogs to see what they made this week.

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May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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Witch’s Hat Punch Art with Video Tutorial

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features witch's hat treat clippunches and glimmer paper!  It was an adorable Halloween gift and it only take minutes to make! Great for when you’re short on time.  You know that chaotic thing called life :)

I made a bunch of these for my stamp club ladies.  If you’d like to stamp with me in person, email me and I will send you a list of dates and times.

Anyhoooo, back to the witch’s hat. I am not sure who the original designer was.  I do know it was shared at Stampin’ Up!’s Founders Circle meeting.  I loved the fact that it used the Black Glimmer paper.  I bought it immediately, and then forgot what I was going to use it for.  Please tell me you’ve done that before too.  You can use Basic Black card stock or even Halloween Designer Series Paper (DSP).

Ok Stampers, get out your circle punches, tree punch and paper and lets get crafting. You can watch the video below or click here.


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Frankie Pillow Box with Video Tutorial

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room!

Do you every find a imageproduct  that you just love and sit and play with it over and over and over?  I am having a ball with the new Square Pillow Box die! I have made all sorts of of boxes with this die.  One of the first ones I made was a  Frankie boxes.

Not long ago someone posted a Halloween treat using a name brand of chocolate.  I thought, hmmmm I could make something like those!  They would be so cute inside Frankie boxes!

imageCan you see what my special treats are?  Rice Krispies treats with green food coloring added to the marshmallow mixture. Once the treats hardened, I cut them into squares.  I melted a bowl full of chocolate chips in the microwave (30 seconds at a time).  I dipped the heads of my treats into the melted chocolate.  The eyes are white chocolate candy melts.  I didn’t want to melt them and draw circles, so I did something a little bizarre.  I meltedimage one side of them and then stuck them onto the rice squares.  Chocolate coated candies are the eyes.  A yummy Frankie treat to go in your adorable Frankie box.

I wrapped each one in a cellophane bag. A bit of silver cording tied into a bow closes the package.

So would you like to see how these boxes are made? Check it out here:

What an easy way to create a super special treat for some special at Halloween.  My daughter helped make these and she had a super fun time making them.  They’re as much fun to make as give!

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Stace

Sweet Halloween Hauntings

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative and Chaotic Spa!

imageHave you ordered anything from the Holiday catalog yet?  So far one of my favorite purchases has been the Square Pillow Box die!  I have had a ball with this die.  The possibilities are endless! It can make a simple pillow box or really go all out!

In this particular pillow box I have kept it simple.  It is made with Happy Hauntings Designer Series Paper and Basic Gray card stock.  A little stamping on Vanilla card stock using a stamp from Sweet Hauntings. Don’t you just love the verse “Death by Chocolate”??  (I could really go for some chocolate right now!)

Would you love to see just how easy this pillow box is to make?  Check it out here.

See, I told you it was easy! A cute, creative project for the chaotic holiday season. You could whip a dozen of these off in no time at all.  And don’t you just LOVE the new tear and tape? It’s so easy to use and doesn’t get your scissors all yucky. I hope you have as  much fun with this die as I do.

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Stace

Winter Window Box Card

Hi Stampers! Welcome to my Creative Spa!

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I have been away from my computer for a few days and I have been SO anxious to get back to it.  I have made a video that I have been itching to share with you. It all started when I saw a box card on Facebook.  I knew I wanted to make right away.  Then, I had a club member that asked if I could come up with a card using the Happy Scenes Bundle.  It instantly came to me what I wanted to create for a stamp club project! A box card with a window opening looking outside. And we know how much I love these bundles! Who doesn’t like saving 15%??

You can watch it here:  Winter Window Card Box Tutorial

 

 

Would you like to other items from the Holiday Catalog? Click here.  I can’t wait to share other projects from this catalog.  If you are like me, you’ll want one of everything!

You can also see this weeks Weekly Deals here.

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Stace

2015 Holiday Catalog is Here!

Hi Stampers! Welcome to my Creative Spa.  Guess what I TOTALLY forgot to stampin-up-holiday-catalog-481x600post last week?? The 2015 Holiday Catalog! Yes, I am hanging my head in shame.  I have been playing with items that I got to preorder and haven’t shared any of it.

Let me know if you haven’t received a copy from me.  Or you can download it here.  It has soooo many stinkin’ cute items.  I can hardly stand it.  I want one of everything!!

My first project I made was a sour cream container.  I have a kids class coming up soon and this is a great project to get kids started wit paper crafting and stamping.

imageI love the Designer Series Paper (DSP).  It’s called Happy Haunting.  The designs are wonderfully spooky on one side.  The other are wonderful fall patters so it doesn’t all have to be used by Halloween. The pattern I used is so cute with the headstones and ravens.

I used the stamp set Sweet Hauntings.  I love the verses: Death by Chocolate, A Treat Worth Dying For, Happy Happy Halloween along with all the poison bottles.  (Being a complete Harry Potter fan, I can use these bottles for all sorts of things.)  I stamped an image that coordinates with the Note Tag punch.

Anyhow, back to my project.  This sour cream holder was made by cutting 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper into four 6″x6″ squares.  You can make 48 treat holders from one package of paper. How awesome it that??? Pretty awesome in my book.  Friends and family will be surprised to find candy inside these.  My favorite is Lindt Chocolate Truffles. I think I eat more than what gets placed in the packages.

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Stace

Kowabunga Dude!

Hi Stampers! Welcome to my Creative Spa.

imageA while back, someone shared their French fry monsters online. Before I read the caption, I thought “The Ninja Turtles are the wrong color”. So, I decided I would make some Ninja Turtles.  The Owl builder punch was used for the eyes. A  label punch was used for the masks. Of course the main part was made with the Big Shot and Fry Box die.   Super fast, easy and cute.  All the things we love when we have creative, chaotic lives.

So have you ever looked at a craft project, and thought it was something completely different than what it was?  Let me know in the comments below!

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Stace

 

Happy Birthday VCRocks!

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative Spa!

This weekend is Stampin’ Up!’s Convention weekend.  It also why VCRocks was created.  Virtual Convention Rocks.  This is VCRocks 15 birthday.  We have swaps etc just like you would if you really went to convention.  We chat, stay up giggling just like you would with real convention.

We also have blog hops.  This weekends blog is celebrating birthdays.  You would think I would make a birthday card of some sort.  Nope, not this time.  I decided to imagemake a celebration wreath!  I decided this for two reasons.  One, it gave the opportunity to use up some more of my retired Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Two, I was chatting on VCRocks that I couldn’t wait for my Stampin’ Up! order to come because I want to get some new Christmas DSP Merry Moments, to make some paper wreaths with.  Someone asked if I would share how to make a wreath.  Sure, why not.  Hmmm, did I really want to type that many steps?  Nope, a video must be easier to follow along with.

This type of wreath can be made with simple supplies.  Designer Series Paper and coordinating card stock depending on the reason for your wreath.  I made this for Christmas, Halloween, spring, and now a birthday.  A styrofoam wreath.  I used a 9″ wreath today.  It requires four full sheets of 12″x12″ designer series paper.  For a twelve inch wreath use six full sheets of designer series paper. You’ll also need basic straight pins from the sewing department of the store. Your paper cutter, scoring tool, and a bone folder. I used my Big Shot with the Butterflies Framelits and my beloved magnetic platform.

imageThe project takes a couple hours total.  Sometimes I can sit and do the entire project in one setting.  Other times I do it sections.  Placing the strips of paper in a plastic container and take it with me to my daughter’s activities. The rosette is the part I usually make last. A large bow could be placed on the wreath, or it could be left plain if you like.  That’s the great thing about crafting, you can make your project to fit your style.

Here is a video to watch:

I hope this video inspires you to use some of your pretty designer series paper.  Hang it on the wall where you can enjoy it everyday!  Make this for a friend for a birthday or baby shower.  Add a couple pieces of chocolate for good measure.  If you need more inspiration, visit VCRocks blog hop.

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Stace

More Cutie Pie Cuteness

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imageI have one more day of Cutie Pie projects that are dealing with the holidays.  Specifically Christmas.  It has been the hottest this year in Maine, and I am working on winter projects.

When I posted Rudolf a bit ago, I was challenged to make a Santa.  I wasn’t sure about doing a punch art face, so I decided to do his belly.  I used a 1/4″ strip of grosgrain ribbon for his belt.  A piece of gold glimmer paper for his belt buckle.

Then I decided there needed to be a snowman to go with the group.  What is winter without Frosty?  I embossed whisper white card stock with the Decorative Dots embossing folder to give a snowy effect.  The Cutie Pie die includes the die that creates the bow Frosty is wearing.  His buttons of coal are made with the owl punch. The hat is a strip of black card stock, and a piece punched from the one inch square punch.  The leaves and heart are also punched with the owl punch.  I had some small googley eyes and a scrap piece of orange for the nose.  He is so stinkin” cute.  Fill him with some chocolate and he will be the hottest snowman this winter :)

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Stace

Cutie Pie Candy Corn-video tutorial

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative Spa.

Last week I had a post using the Cutie Pie framelit which featured Rudolf.  You can see it here if you missed it.  I made a Christmas tree as well that day very quickly.  The next time I make a tree, I think I will use Lovely as a Tree to give it some texture.image

The day that I made Rudolf and a tree, I also envisioned candy corn for Halloween.  Is there any occasion this die cannot be used for?  It was meant to be a slice of cake.  It could be a birthday cake; it could be a wedding cake.  It could be a piece of pie. (and just think how many types of pie there are(.

So the first thing I did when I work up was make a cup of coffee and headed to my craft room with my iPad to record a video.

So here is my Cutie Pie Candy Corn Video

Aren’t they just as cute a can be?  I hope you have a great time using this new die from Stampin’ Up!

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Stace

Cutie Pie Christmas!

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative Chaos!  I have been waiting for the man in brown to show up!  It was a club order and I only ordered one item, but I couldn’t wait for it to get here.

Do you ever get an idea in your head and can’t wait to try it?  I sure did.  I couldn’t wait to try the new Cutie Pie Thinlit.  I know it makes the cutest little cake slices ever.  However, I had a completely different plan for it.  My first idea was Rudolf!

image Isn’t he just the cutest??  Ok, so his eyes look like he may have had a little too much eggnog. :)  His antlers and ears were made using the Flower Fair Framelits.

While I was patiently waiting for the Man in Brown to show up this week; the online group, VC Rocks, announced they were having a blog hop featuring new items from the catalog.  I said I would join if my idea worked out.  This idea worked so well, this was my first attempt.  No altering, no fussing, no mess.  It was great!

 

As I was cutting out the box, I looked at it and said “wow, thatimage looks like a tree”.  So here was project number two.  Very simple since I was just playing around.  I may make a second attempt later so I can stamp some texture on the tree. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you will see the gold trim actually has some wave to it.  I used the wave blade on the rotary addition on the Stampin’ Trimmer.

I think I am going to have a lot of fun with this die.  Halloween may be next.

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Stace

 

Nail Polish French Fry Box

imageHi Stampers, welcome back to my creative spa. Today I am sharing a cute little birthday present gift wrapping idea.

My daughter bought her cousin some nail polish and cute socks.  I didn’t have any gift bags small enough except Christmas bags.  So, I went on Pinterest looking for cute packaging ideas for nail polish.  I found lots of things that said “Mistle-toe”,  but nothing for a birthday.  It came to me that nail polish might fit in a french fry box.

Not only did it the two bottle of nail polish fit, the socks are on the bottom of the package as well!  Bonus!

I used the Perfect Pennants stamp set,  the  Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, the French Fry Box Die, 2″ circle punch, and the 1/2″ circle punch. Indigo Island card stock and ink, last but not least Whisper White card stock. We placed everything inside a gusseted bag.  My daughter stamped a tag and punched it using the Merry Everything Bundle. Then, tied it all together with silver ribbon.

I think this would make a great present almost any time of year.  Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthdays or even as a pamper yourself gift!  The box could be decorated in many colors for the occasion.  The possibilities are endless.

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Good To The Last Bite Poison Apples

Hi Stampers, welcome to my creative spa.  Or should I say my kitchen today? My daughter and I saw Poison Apples on Pinterest.  Once I saw the stamp set Merry Everything, I new I had to make some poison apples.

My first batch of poison didn’t turn out well.  I think I had the heat too high because my sugar was burning before it reached 250 degrees, let alone the 302 degrees it needed to be.  Luckily, I had a large bag of sugar :)  On my second attempt, I lowered the heat and I did manage to get get to the hard candy state.  These remind me of the candy apples I used to get at the fair (except they’re black instead of red).  They have the hard candy shell that it took several attempts to break the shell.

Here is the recipe:

  • 6 small apples washed & stems removed
  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c/ light corn syrup
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. black gel food coloring
  • candy apple sticks

Instructions:

  1. Place candy apple sticks into clean & dried apples
  2. In a sauce pan combine all ingredients
  3. Heat over med-high heat and let candy mixture come to a boil
  4. Let candy come to 302 degrees
  5. Once candy reaches 302 degrees, remove from heat and dip apples quickly
  6. Let excess candy drip off, place apples on a cookie sheet (either greased or covered with a sheet of parchment paper)  I use parchment paper so I don’t need to wash the cookie sheet.
  7. Allow apples to dry & harden
  8. Wrap in plastic & decorate packaging.  **I got the recipe from Sweet as a Cookie.image

Don’t they look just supper cute?  I think this may become a new family tradition.  Candy making was so much easier than I thought.  It only took one batch of burned sugar to get the hang of it 😉

 

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Fabulous Frankie Treat Holder

imageHi Stampers! Welcome to my creative spa.  Did you need a last minute Halloween treat holder?  These little Frankensteins are super cute and super easy to make. They hold a little snack size candy bars.

They are start with a 3″x3 1/2″ piece of green card stock.  I used Old Olive for most of them.  In the video, I used Garden Green.  I also used a grass punch for the hair, but a few snips with scissors can make the hair just as easily.

I love the fact that these only take a few minutes to make since I am always doing things last minute.  The exception to this, is planning my November Classes.  Make gift bags, Christmas cards, or a scrapbook tin.

On another note. My daughter has finished soccer.  She is now in tumbling, which is only one day a week instead of three.  I am also taking classes for my teacher recertification this semester. One of them is Google Analytics.  Since I have to analyze data, I will have to be more consistent with this blog.  Other classes kept me away- this one ail actually allow me to combine both my jobs.  Woohoo! Feel free to leave comments here, on my Youtube Channel, or my Facebook page.  Share it as well if you like.  The more data I have to analyze the better.

Here is the video to watch. Fabulous Frankie Treat Holders.

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November Classes

Hi Stampers, welcome back to my Creative Spa.

I can’t believe we are half way through October all ready.  Where has this year gone?  My grandmother used to tell me time went by faster and faster as you get older.  She was right on that one.

If you have been following me on Facebook, you know I have been preparing for many upcoming events.  Several of them are classes for November.

 

Gift Giving Galore: Let people know how special they are by wrapping those special gifts in a handmade gift bag with coordinating Christmas card. Make 6 bags and cards Dates: November 8 or November 22 at noon. Fee: $30

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS STAMP-A-STACK: Christmas will be here before we know it. We all need Christmas cards. Come make 20 cards, five each of four designs. Matching envelopes included. Dates: November 8 or November 22 at noon. Fee: $25

 

 

CHRISTMAS SCRAPBOOK TIN: Make a cute Christmas scrapbook for a gift, or

keep it for yourself. This adorable metal tin will have places for up to 8 photos or journaling. Dates: November 5 or November 19 at 5:30pm. Fee: $15 (max limit 25)

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All classes will be held at the Bucksport Middle School Library.

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Please register 10 days before class date.  Space is limited. Contact me to register today!  Enjoy an afternoon or evening creating and socializing with a great group of crafty people.  Don’t forget to bring your scissors and favorite adhesive.

 

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Congratulations Michelle & Adam

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Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative Spa!

Today is a quick post about a former coworker.  Or should I say the gift bag and matching card for her and her groom.

The bag was made with 12×12 Designer Series Paper.  I used the 2013-2015 In Colors pack.  The card is Bermuda Bay card stock and ink, along with Whisper White card stock and Jet Black ink.

I used the Chalk Talk stamp set. The verse is the Label Love Bundle. Don’t you just love the bundles? I makes stamping and punching so much easier! (And who doesn’t want to save 15% on stamping supplies?)

If you want to see how to make your down gift bag, I have a video here.

So now I am off to a soccer game.  The final one of the season, then to Michelle and Adam’s wedding.

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