Monday, November 30, 2009

Last Day For Stampaganza!

TODAY (November 30th) is the last day to take advantage of Stampaganza! Purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B,C,D, and/or E only) at full retail price you will receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)- a savings of up to $22.95! Take advantage of this great offer it usually only comes around once a year! You can shop on my website (click on the picture to the right). If you’d like me to help you place your order call or email me with your stamp choices! Sidenote: You must order all three stamp sets at the same time to get the deal.

I will not be doing a workshop this month. I will be available if you need help with Christmas craft ideas, supplies, or gift certificates.

I have some Christmas card kits leftover from a workshop. They are only $4 for a set of 4 cards with envelopes. I’ll even assemble them for you if you’d like! They are first come first serve. Call or email me soon if you’d like them. A picture of the set can be found below on the last post.

The new idea book will be coming soon! We’ll be starting the New Year with our Spring Idea Book. I am also starting new groups. Here are a few of the details.

WORKSHOP ON THE GO GROUP: Do you need a girl’s night out and time to craft with friends? This group is for you! The group consists of 6 members and meets for 6 months. Each member will have a turn to be “hostess” receiving at least $25 in free product. Each month we will complete the Workshop On The Go projects. The kits are designed for scrapbookers and cardmakers! The cost of a basic kit is usually $29.95 (plus shipping & tax) with the option to add more accessories for a discount! To view samples of what the kits include go to my website and click on Workshops On The Go. Tell your friends! Start your own group and receive an additional $10 of free product!
Let me know if you are interested, with only 6 spots it will fill up quickly. The first workshop group will begin in January.

FREQUENT CRAFTERS CLUB: Receive a $15 gift certificate! Buy when you want, how much you want, and what you want. The only requirement is to purchase 6 months in a row. Let me know if you want to be a part of this club and I’ll keep track for you! It’s so simple to earn free product!

If you are currently in a club, no worries, you can finish your time with the current incentives or switch to one of these groups, it’s up to you! Look for more info and pictures of projects in the January Newsletter.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Card Kits for Sale

I recently did a Christmas card workshop. I have a few sets left over. I'll even assemble them for you at not extra cost. The price is $4 for 4 cards with envelopes. Let me know if you are interested by either email, call, or post. Thanks!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mom's Rolls

The best part of Thanksgiving dinner to me was Mom's rolls. She served them right out of the oven. They are crescent rolls, so I would savor every bite by starting at the bottom and unrolling it as I went. They are so good you don't even have to add anything to them like butter or jam! This recipe also makes really good cinnamon rolls too. Mom has now retired from making the rolls and it's my job every year. I don't think they taste as good when I make them, but it's hard to find a roll leftover!
Mom's Rolls
1/4 cup warm water
1 Tablespoon yeast
1 Tablespoon sugar
Mix and dissolve.
1/2 cup butter (melt in milk)
1 cup lukewarm milk
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs (well beaten)
3/4 tsp salt
4 cups flour (or more)
Mix Together.
Add milk, butter, and yeast mixtures. Stir well (should be a little sticky). Cover and let rise for 3-6 hours in a warm place and poke down every hour.
Cut dough into 1/2 or 1/3's. Roll out into a circle. Spread melted butter over rolled-out dough. Cut into 12 equal pieces, like a pizza. Roll up and place each roll on a greased cookie sheet. Butter tops. Let raise for one hour before baking. Bake 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
Cinnamon rolls - Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Friday, November 13, 2009


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's The Best Time Of Year

This time of year is all about gift giving. What better thing to give then something you've handmade and personalized for your loved one. The following are a few ideas you can easily make this year.

This is my big project this year. I am making this box complete with handmade cards. I won't say who is getting this gift in case they read this blog, but I'm pretty sure they'll love it. All those cards you've seen me post lately, yep, they are going in this box!

This is the perfect little friend gift. It's a card and lip gloss holder all in one. We made these a few years ago at a workshop. I had two ladies make 40 of them for their young women girls!

Who doesn't need a countdown calendar. When it's personalized it's even better! This is made on a cookie sheet. All decked out with different accessories and stamps. Each day is attached to a craft jar with a magnet, just big enough for a little treat each day.

A personalized calendar, seriously, who doesn't need one. I made this last year for my husband. When we visit daddy as his office, the kids like to look at their pictures. This would make a great gift for anyone! You can even leave it blank for them to add their own photos. Go here to see the complete project.

Decorate a cube with cute papers and photos. Use it as a gift box or simply give it as a decoration for Grandma's shelf or Daddy's desk. Go here to see this complete project.

Decorating the outside is just as important as the inside. Add some stamps, glitter, ribbon, and a fun ornament to the outside of your gift.

This is called a bagelope. Perfect for any occasion. To make you simply seal an envelope, cut leaving one side longer then the other, then decorate. Fill with something small like a little treat or even jewelry! Slide the smaller side over the top, and there you have it. A custom bagelope!

Nothing says you care like a handmade bag filled with goodies.

If you have any questions on how something was made, or what products you'd need to make any of these projects, email me or post a comment. As I continue to craft this holiday season I will post more. Keep coming back for more ideas!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Bag & Tag

I made these gifts for the ladies in my neighborhood for their birthdays. 4 of us have birthdays in October! Since they have all passed I can now post a picture. It's very simple to do. I cut out a cellophane square, put some crinkle in the middle, added a lotion (or any gift), gathered up the cellophane, tied with ribbons and added a tag. It would be easy enough to change out the "Happy Birthday" with any sentiment.
Supplies Used:
Cocoa Cardstock & Ink
Boom-di-ada Paper Packet
Autumn Terracotta Cardstock & Ink
Barn Red Ink
Colonial White Cardstock
Thoughtful Seasons Stamp Set
Natural Hemp
Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon
Go here to purchase any of these items.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November CTMH Newsletter

Stampaganza is back! From November 3-30th, 2009, when you purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A,B,C,D and/or E only) at full retail price you will receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)- a savings of up to $22.95! Take advantage of this month's great offer to add to your stamp collection. Stamp sets make great stocking stuffers! Go here to start shopping!
The perfect gift: A CTMH gift certificate! Each gift certificate is handmade, a sure winner with any paper crafter. Purchase a gift certificate of $50 or more and you will receive a $5 gift certificate for FREE! You can either add it to your gift or keep it for yourself. Gift certificates are made to order and can be personalized for any event. Since they are handmade, please call or email to order. This offer is good until November 30th.

Missed the Christmas card workshop? You can still host a private workshop for your friends and get your cards free! Go to my website, or go here for more details. I only have a few dates left so call or email me to set a date!
In January I'll be starting a new workshop group where we will get together, complete awesome projects, and you will receive free stuff! More details coming soon!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Two More Cards

I'm hosting my Ward's craft night next week. I thought it would be fun to put together a little goodie bag for everyone. This is the card that will be going in it.

Supplies to make "Thank You" card:
Boom-Di-Ada Paper Packet
Sweet Leaf Cardstock
Hollyhock Cardstock
Just Blooms Paper Flowers
Autumn Craft Buttons
Natural Hemp
Chocolate Ink Pad
Say It In Style Stamp Set

I saw this card on the bulletin board for CTMH consultants. I wanted to try and make one because I thought it was so fun. This is my version of the card.
Supplies Needed to Make "Wreath" card:
Boom-di-ada Paper Packet
Cranberry Cardstock
Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon
Chocolate Ink Pad
Sponge Dauber
White Cardstock
White Card Bases & Envelopes Value Pack