Monday, November 25, 2013

Raisin Boat Christmas Card

This is the cards we made at the Raisin Boat Free Make and Take on Sunday. I had to make a couple for myself today. They are so much fun and I love that birch tree.

We used a new set called Merry Nature.

Merry Nature

Here a video of how I made my card.

You still have time to join the Christmas Challenge at the Raisin Boat Blog.  Only four people so far. You have until the 12 of December and you don't have to use  Raisin Boat stamps.  Come on what are you waiting for. Get those cards linked up today.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Fun Time at One of a Kind

Hi Everyone,
I had a great day helping out Kim and Bobbie with the Raisin Boat make and take at the One of a Kind Stamp show in Madison, WI today. There were so many wonderful people who stopped by to join in the free make and take. I wish I would have take some pictures but I was very busy. LOL

Here is a picture I took of some cards on the display using a couple of their new sets. I think they have like 6 new ones. If you get the newsletter you will see them as they are released.  The newsletters only come out maybe once a month. They are way to busy to bombard you with email.
The top card is made from a new set called Deck the Halls. Bobbie has created some amazing cards from this set. I think she is doing a video soon showing how she used the piece of wood that come with this set. She is so creative and has 5 cards in the gallery already that feature the wood stamp from this set.

Deck the Halls

See the cute little pop corn in the second card? That is from a new set called Crunch Time. The candy canes are brads, and the elf is from Elves are Watching. Crunch Time is so new they don't have it on the web sight yet. If you get the news letter you will see it very soon. The card we did for the make and take was from the set called Merry Nature. It is a wonderful set with a beautiful birch tree and one of the sentiments says "Winter is a birch," I love that!
Don't for get about the Challenge this month it is called Christmas and you may get an extra present if you enter the challenge and win.

Oh, I and I should share a little excitement. Just as I was getting ready to set up the make and take, guess who walked in the door. Mr Tim Holtz himself. I looked up and said Hello Mr. Tim Holtz and could I please have a picture with you. He was so nice and said yes.
It looks like we are old friends but really the poor man must think I am some kind of nut.
Then later on the way to back from lunch I quick got a couple of things from the booth were he was doing his demo and the person who checked me out was Mario so I took a quick selfie of us.
Not so good of me but Oh Well. It was all a lot of fun. I was so impressed when the show was over and Tim was over there working hard taking everything down with the rest of the crew. He have a very long weekend. And I am sure a lot of people were tickled to get to watch is demo and see him in action first hand.
I would have love to have taken his class but I really had a lot of fun teaching the card we were making.
This was a fun day after a very long week. My MIL was in the hospital for 5 day and is now home with us. It is going to be a slow and long recovery.  She hates to take pills and came home with 19. Please keep her in your prayers.

Have a wonderful week,

Monday, November 18, 2013

Raisin Boat Challenge 17

Wow the months seem to go so fast. It is already time for another fun challenge at the Raisin Boat Blog. This month the challenge is "Christmas." So get out those Christmas stamps and get busy. What, you don't have any Christmas stamps? Well you can rent your Christmas stamps for Raisin Boat. They have some of the best Christmas stamps around. The best part is you don't have to keep them if you don't want. You can rent them and send them back. They even have some brand new sets for you.

I started working on my gift tags.
Here is the video I made while making them.

I hope you will share your Christmas cards, packages, tags, decoration any Christmas creation you make, that you use a stamp on, will count. You don't have to use a Raisin Boat stamp but if you do, you get an extra chance to win a free set.

I look forward to seeing all of your creations in the Raisin Boat Challenge.

Thanks for stopping,

Thursday, November 14, 2013

November Pin Swap YPP

Hello, I have been working on my pin swap for YPP.  This month we were to make a Christmas card and add a pin.
This is what I made.
Here is the video.
I am trying to use my Silhouette and now buy every die I want. The story is still out on do I need a snowflake die or is the one I have for the Silhouette good enough. LOL I am thinking the one I have on the Silhouette is all that I need. Well for now anyway.

Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

Thanks for stopping,

Monday, November 11, 2013

LESSology Challenge #31 Toy Story

It is time for another fun challenge at LESSology. This month the challenge is called, "Toy Story." I dug out a cute little troll doll, a mint tin and some other little goodies.
 I put it all together and this is how it turned out.
Here is the video showing what I did.

We have a wonderful sponsor this month. Marion Smith Designs is giving the winner the Mad Tea Party pack. Check Marion Smith Designs and her blog A Piece of Craft.

I hope you will join us at LESSology this month for this fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping,

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bingo Banner for YPP

The Bingo Banner theme this month was Christmas and I did a winter theme. I hope it is OK. I used the new skate die from Tim Holtz.  I am having a lot of fun with that die.
Here is what I made.
Here is the video telling about what I did.

Thanks for stopping!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sachets for gifts

Hi There, I am working on some little thank you and Christmas gifts. I decided to make some sachets using some lace I got from a thrift sale and my Young Living oils.

Here is what they look like.
Here is the video that tells how I made them.
I hope it gives you a gift  idea that you can use.

If you would like to order some wonderful oil just let me know. I would love to help you out.

Thanks for stopping,