Monday, October 29, 2007

I've been TAGGED!!!

Oh my Melissa Craig tagged me- check out her sight here She has some nice things which include a cute new puppy and she is getting ready for BLOG CANDY!

So, now that I have been tagged I have to do the following:

1. Link to the person that tagged you
2. Post 7 random/weird facts about yourself on your blog (cause we all want to know how weird you are!)
3. Tag 7 people at the end and link to their blog
4. Leave comments on each blog that you tag so that they know!

Random facts: (not so weird though)
1. I have a tigger tatoo on my right ankle that I had done as a gift to my husband for his birthday!

2. I can belch louder than most men I know (not that I am proud of it but it has come in handy at contests)

3. I live in Michigan and yet I hate the winter!

4. I traveled in Europe for a month in 1985 with my mother (and we are still speaking!)

5. I am adopted (so is my brother)

6. When I vacation, I like to go tropical (not so weird but true!)

7. I can wiggle my ears (is that desperate for #7 or what?)

Now I am suppose to tag 7 ladies/men but I know there is a lot of tagging going on so I will only pick a couple.

Roxy She has some sweet boxes and wonderful ideas.

Emily I just love her stuff and she looks like a FUN gal!

Amanda She has fun "other" stuff to share with us!

Krissy I have to do this, she is a fellow Michigander with new Hanna Stamps! (so cute too!)

Michelle She has fun stuff- and a good trader

Paula A new swapping friend with some beautiful work

Okay I am going to stop there. ............... but you ladies, get ready for some BLOG CANDY! I am thinking up something fun for the holidays as well!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Designer Paper- Oh yeah!!!

Now how long have I been a demo? Oh yeah- 3 years and all this time I have been hoarding my DP packages. Not that you ladies don't deserve to use them but because I just thought they were tooooooo pretty to cut and use. That was until I made this card, now this is the Christmas card we did at my last stamp camp and I just love it if I must say so myself. And as you can see, it uses designer paper! I couldnt believe how quick and easy it was to make this card and then to have it look this good- using DP!!!! (did I say that again?) So of course I will be making more of these little buggers. BUT also we are going to have a special in November- you purchase 3 packs of DP and you get one FREE- that is up to 9.95 of FREE product. I can not wait- it can be the ones in the current mini as well............. now that is what I am talking about. No better way to get your holiday cards going and making it easier on yourself to boot! So if you need DP- now is the time to stock up!

I know, I got off easy today but I have done nothing the last 3 nights, NOTHING- I think that I burned myself out and just couldn't sit down and create. But I am ready to start again so hopefully tonight I will get some time and if I do- you will get to see the goodies!

And- it is about time for more blog candy ladies- I am at almost 3000!! So keep an eye out, not sure what I am going to do but do have a few ideas in my head.
Tata- heidi

Monday, October 22, 2007


Are these not the prettiest snowflakes you have ever seen? I just think they are beautful and so easy to make. I will write this out and if you have questions just ask. Take a 6x6 piece of DP and score every 1 inch: so 1,2,3,4,and 5 inches and then fold it like an accordian. Then mark at 3 inches and staple at that mark. Now you will want the open ended side facing you- I marked at 1.5 in from each end and and I cut from my mark out or up to the end- at an angle so that you are forming a point. Do this at both ends and then you will fan out and tape with something sturdy the open ends and wala! I took my liquid glue and swirled on the reddish one and then sprinkled with glitter and ohhhh, ahhhh it is so pretty and festive. I might make a few of these and put on a tree at the bazaar and if anyone should want to purchase they can. I might even make something to dangle from one of the points. I think they took me like 5 minutes to make them once I had them figured out- I can do these while sitting at my booth, waiting on hold, sitting in the waiting room, or driving (okay, that might be pushing it but you get my point) . Hope you all enjoy!!!
I know it is not a lot but I am so in the preparing mode for this bazaar. Tonight I made 13 snowman soups in cone shaped packets along with the tags for them, last night I made like 40 tags then finished up the photo holders and mailboxes. So things are moving along but lots of work girls! I will try and get a few more projects up this week.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Memories linger.......................

Even though the vacation is now over, I still have the memories.......... and I need to scrap them too! This is the sunset one evening that we went out, we have like 40 different views of it so uploaded this one. I still need to review and delete and then upload so maybe you'll see more pictures in the upcoming weeks. We got home at like 3:30 yesterday morning, it was a 14 hour trip and I am so glad it is over and so is my stomach. Jim and I had the best time, we relaxed, read books, walked the beach and ate/drank of course. I love that they have those happy hours at those resorts- yummy is all I can say. But it is good to be home, we started to really miss the boys on Sunday or Monday and I do believe they are glad to be back at home as well.

So, now what am I going to be doing? Well as many of you know I have that craft show that I am organizing and also having a table. So, I have been working on projects for it. I found, yeah I had forgotten that I had all these little metal mailboxes (remember when target had them in their dollar spot?) and I bought them with this bazaar in mind. So tonight I finished up decorating 12 of them- this is one of them: I am not sure if I will sell them on their own or if I will 1. fill little baggies with goodies and put them inside or 2. put a little baggie of gift tags. Either way I still have to price them which I find is difficult to do. I may pop over to SCS and get some thoughts from the ladies over there. They always seem to have good ideas/suggestions.
So that is what I will be working on for the next two weeks. I will try and get some pictures up of some different things as well- I just got a new bunch of stamps and product and am excited to use them. (still have not done my product review of my zutter either because I have not used it- I am a bit intimidated but Jen S said she would stop over and help me out)
Talk to ya later- have a birthday for one of the boys tomorrow at grandma's- can't believe he is 15 already! Yikes...............

Monday, October 8, 2007

Scratch n Sniff..........

Ahhhhhhhhh, it smells like, orange! I wanted to do a technique that my customers had not done or shall I say had done with me. So I chose, yes a halloween card to make them happy (and the fact we did 2 other christmas cards in October!) and I loved out it turned out. I used the Batty for you set and then Seeing spots with black and pumpkin ink. So, where is the smell? Let me show you- I did wonder how I would do this but then I just thought make it right there! You almost have to feel that spot when you open the card and so I thought it would work best. Now, maybe I should make a little sticker that goes on it that says "scratch n sniff" with a little arrow? Oh who cares- it is cute and it smells good if you know what you are doing and it seemed the ladies liked it. To do this I made up a mixture of 1 part non-sugar kool aid to 2 parts clear embossing powder. Then I stamped the spot in pumpkin and then stamped over it in versamark, it was pretty easy to match up and to be honest it didn't have to be exactly right on. Then I covered with the kool aid/embossing powder mixture and heat embossed. Now when you scratch it- it smells like oranges. You could use any flavor- just use non-sugar ingredients so you don't scorch it.
Just a reminder to my faithful readers...... I will be on vacation for a bit so I will not be posting for a week or so. I hope you will post comments and wish for me to come back? maybe? Ah I will be basking in the sun, drinking little drinks with umbrellas so no matter what- I will be "good" when I get back. You all take care!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

What is better than chocolate?

Personally? I think that chocolate packaged in sweet little packages- ones that call out to me, buy me buy me! I made a handful of these for the craft show in November and I will be making a bunch more since I got like 50 of these little pillow boxes. I do like how they turned out and I made some coffee, fallish and then I will have some holiday ones but the show is Nov 10th and I am not sure if people will want to purchase chocolate gifts that far in advance. But don't you think the turkey is the cutest!? I just love him and that is what we alway say about our cat Frank- he is not fat either, just a little fluffy. I couldn't resist- now I have to figure out how much to charge. Jen S- if you read this, give me your thoughts. Well I have to go to dinner with my hubby and the boys so I will check back with you all later.
Oh and don't forget about the Candy for a cause..................

Blog Candy for a Cause.................

Well I hope the "blog candy" got your attention. I have been thinking about blog candy and have just not had a chance to do it. But as I was doing some light reading on blogs this morning I ran upon Candy for a Cause. What can be better than sending some "cheer" to someone that really needs it and then by chance you might win something sweet. So, check out Andreas blog and get the scoop. This is a family with twins baby girls that have been diagnosed with neuroblastomas- yes, you heard me correct, both of them were diagnosed at the same time. All you have to do is send them a card. So go- stop reading and spread some "cheer" to them. This is a local Michigan family so come on Michigan pals- lets fill that box with Michigan cards!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Hold on tightly...........

These are little note or photo holders for on your desk. I have seen a lot of these online and SCS and thought I would give them a try and they are sooooooo peasy easy. I think it would make a cute co-worker gift or for someone in the family that has an office. I will be making a few of these for my bazaar in November but will also have some non-holiday ones for purchase as I know I would want to change them out. And yes, they are the large binder clips- Jen, my downline introduced me to The Flower Factory and I got a box of 12 for like 85cents- now that is a good deal.

Okay- so what else am I working on you ask.............. well I have not broken down and read the manual for my zutter but Jen tells me it will almost work on its own so maybe one evening I will just jump in and use it and see what happens. Then I can do a product review for you. So, instead I will show you this:

This is a card I got from my pal friend Sue Kempter Miller. I just love this set so I was thrilled that she sent me a card made with because I do not have it yet. Angie- you will want to lift this card as it is sooooooo darned cute. Plus it has that "hoardable" paper on it! Thank you Sue for sending me such a beautiful card.

And that is it for this fine Wednesday. I will post some pictures later this week from my stamp camp- don't want to show the girls the rest of the goodies and ruin it. I designed the last item last evening and love it- plus it uses a technique that I have not personally done- so look forward to that.


Monday, October 1, 2007

Monday Blues.........

Good Monday and October 1st to you all! I can't believe it rained all day here, I used my little space heater to get the cold out of the bones! Oh, I know many of you are thinking for heaven sakes Heidi- what are you........ gettin old! Nope, always been like this. I just get cold easy and don't like rainy days unless I can sleep! :) Which I did not get to do today I might add!

So, I have this stamp camp this weekend and I have been sitting down in the evenings to create the projects that I will be doing. One of the projects I prepared for the summer camp that I cancelled so that just needed to be cut for all the ladies. Then I wanted fresh new ideas- I went to that seminar a couple weeks ago and thought it would be so much fun to do some of the things there. So, this is what I designed using one of the patters we made. I wanted it to be a Christmas card but something different, not your typically green and red, squares, etc... and I love this designer paper. I used Rose Red for this with celery base. The base of the inner square is rose red. I used the white zig pen to add the little dots on the scallops. I used flaky friends and just used one of the set of 5 snowmen in a row- colored with a marker. I just love this card- hope the camp ladies do as well.

The next item, sticking with the holiday theme here for a few minutes is a scrapbooking pages. Now, this was designed by one of the ladies at the SU seminar we went to a couple weeks ago again but I just love it. One it has the dashing paper which is a MUST for any paper "hoarder", you all know who you are! Yes, you, the one that won't share any of your paper because it is too good for your best friends! It is something you store in a closet and bring it out to just stare at it and drool over the colors, it is the paper that you DO NOT cut and God forbid the little ones actually get ahold of it to make their own special project. That will send you to therapy for a few year. Yes, so you all know who you are and I won't point any fingers at you (wendy). :) Anyways- now I can't even recall what point #2 is! But I just really like how it all meshes together and the point is that our colors are just so wonderful together! I think that you would all agree.

So- that is what you will get from me for this Monday- I will try and post again this week prior to the club but don't want to spoil all the stuff for the girls!