Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Button Buddies

Last Friday, I had a Button Buddies class.  I copied these right out of the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  I think their cards are a little larger, but I decided to do 3x3 cards.  These are my 3 favorites!!

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE that those little buttons match perfectly!!

For some reason this piggy's nose just makes me smile!  Perfect!

We of course used the Button Buddies stamp set (which I earned for free through Sale-a-Bration as a demo, ask me how!) and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  I love that stamp set.  You can use it for cardmaking, scrapbooking, anything!  And of course we used a variety of buttons from the Brights and Subtles collection.  And the "thread" is the Bakers Twine.  What a great value that is!!!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day of Gratitude

Fall is in the air!
Here's another card we made at the workshop I went to on Saturday.  This is doing the emboss resist techinque.  Its so pretty!

We used craft ink and embossed over it in clear embossing powder on glossy cardstock.  We than sponged over it with So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Real Red.  Wiped off the excess with a paper towel and Viola!

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Dark & Dreary..

Well, that's the perfect title for today!  It was Dark & Dreary, it rained all day. 

Yesterday I was invited to a Stampin' Up! workshop of one of my downline, Ginger Boomfield, and of course I went because that means I don't have to prep anything!  Only create and of course buy something. :0)  She's so incredibly creative and of course I will probably be CASing away soon.

I just love this technique and I plan on doing it for my clubs with the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  LOVE IT!!

Stamp set used is Dark & Dreary.  Spider is cut out by hand.  We used the Spider Web embossing folder and brayered Basic Black onto the folder and just put in a Whisper White piece of cardstock.

Way cute!!

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

And the Winner is.....

So as you saw in my previous post I was at the Walworth County Fair this past weekend.  It was a huge success, which made it a happy time but also sad because for us it means the end of summer and school starting.

But Edwin and I met a ton of nice people and one of them won our door prize basket filled with over $100 worth of Stampin' Up! product.  Congratulations to Patty Kolin of Lake Geneva!  If I had been thinking straight I would have asked her to let me snap a picture of her and all her goodies.....and she even gave me a goodie in return!  Homemade chocolate zuccini bread!!  YUM YUM!!!  Thank you Patty!

After visiting with Patty and her hubby Ray, we headed over to the annual Darien Cornfest.  Every year its a huge festival which gives away FREE corn!!  Yep, its harvest time here in Wisconsin and I just love fresh corn on the cobb.  They have huge trucks filled with corn and these industrial roasters and you just line up and grab some corn and dip it in a big bucket of butter.  DIVINE!!  Eat until you can't eat anymore.

One of the things we discovered there a couple years ago was a cookie decorating contest they do for the kids.  We didn't make it there last year but the year before Sage placed 1st place in her age group.  So we headed over there again this year.  And she placed 2nd!  Good job Sage!

Below is all the competition she was up against......that's right sugar cookies made to look like an ear of corn.  Of course!  What else would they be??

Below is Sage and her winning cookie along with her ribbon and goodie bag.

To finish off today's post, this is one of the cards we did at my last punch class, Let's Get Punchy.  The next one is scheduled for November 4 at 7PM.  If you are interested sign up by October 25.
My card was inspired by one I saw on the boards at convention.  Love it!!!

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Stop on by the County Fair!

This weekend is busy to say the least!  For the 3rd year in a row, I have a booth at the Walworth County Fair.  Its a lot of fun and I love meeting new people!  This year, my supporting demonstrator, my hubby Edwin, has really helped out!  Fiji is on the horizon and he doesn't want to miss out and neither do I!!

We did some creating with items from the new Holiday Mini.  If you don't have it stop on by my booth and pick one up!  I'm right across from the fair office.  And if you place an order with me at the fair, I'll give you FREE shipping!

We are doing a little make and take with the Stitched Stockings stamp set and coordinating Stocking builder punch.  Don't you just LOVE the glitter paper???  We now have it in silver too!!

I got the idea for the box while at convention.  I just LOVE this Big Shot Bigz L Die!  Yes, that's right its in the Holiday mini.  And it has the cutest Stocking Accents!  This just might be Sage's classmates Christmas box this year.

If you'd like to make this cute little box and see other items showcased from the Holiday Mini, book a workshop in September or October!

Don't forget to stop by my booth at the fair Sunday 10-3:30pm or all day Monday to get your FREE shipping with any other you place with me at the fair.

Hope to see you at the fair!!

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