Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine Treats~

~Good Evening again.. I thought I would take a little bit of a better picture of the treat boxes I described in the the previous post as you may not be able to see them very well in the group picture. I was having trouble getting the right lighting for pictures tonight.. I see a light box in my future! Okay, have a great night!

Sweet Valentine~

~Hi there... well another snowy day here in the neighborhood. I came home and thought it would be a great day to get some craft room time in! I was thinking of making some Valentine's treats for the kiddos, so here they are.. They are on their way to them at the end of the week. I hope they like them. I also thought that bowl was so cute, so I put that together too and filled it with candy for a friend. The little treat boxes on each side are for our little grandkiddos. They always get a Valentine treat since they are so sweet! I covered the bottom half of a box with some Sweet Always SU! DP and then added some hearts out of coordinating paper with the trio heart punch. I filled a skinny cellophane bag with some valentine's candy and then cut some thin strips of coordinating paper and put it in the bottom of the box before I added the bag. I tied it with some SU! stitched rose red ribbon and then added the little tag with a scallop piece, stamped the hugs and kisses center then punched it and added it to the scallop piece. I also added some liquid dimension to the center heart to give it that raised glassy look. I made up some more bags with the yummy set. Gosh, I just love that set, and better yet, it is free with Sale-a-bration here. You still have time to order... through the 31st! Oh, what do you think of my updated look! Michelle did it once again and created me a super cute blog banner. I love the SU! new bird sets in the catalog, so birds it had to be. Well, my hubby and I are heading for an overnight retreat for Valentine's Day this weekend and we are looking so forward to it! I hope you have some special valentine's plans as well! Have a great week and a super sweet Valentine's Day. AI starts in 40 minutes, I better get my dishes done and get ready. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

My Workspace With an Added Touch~

Hi there! I thought I would share with you my updated workspace. Well, a little update anyway. I added a couple of embellishment centers above my desk to get all of those little things in their own designated spot and I got to thinking that some Decor Elements were just what I needed to spruce it up a bit. These are the flourishes in chocolate. I don't think I am done quite yet as I may add the Always bird that is in the Decor Elements brochure to the left side of the cabinets but for now, I thought I would share with you what I have been working on. I thank my sweet husband for his help in hanging these for me. Boy, it was tougher than we thought since the cabinets are made by the same manufacturer, you would think they would have the same measurements for hanging, but apparently not! In the end, he got them hung up for me and he did a great job! Be back soon... thanks for looking. Have a great day!

It's February and Sale-a-bration is Here~

Happy Sunday! I am so excited not about it being Superbowl Sunday, but that Stampin' Up! is kicking off Sale-a-bration starting today through the end of March. For every $50.00 in merchandise, you will receive any item of your choice from the sale-a-bration catalog. If you do not have a copy, please click on the brochure on the right hand side of my page to take a look. I have to say, my most favorite stamp set this time around has got to be the "Yummy" set. I love to give treats out to my friends and family and this set is a great way to make some cutie patootie treats with! I used a stamp from this set for the top of my candy treat bag. I filled the bags with some handmade caramels and some mini brownies, yummm-o! I paired this stamp with my other new favorite paper, Raspberry Tart Designer paper. It is so bright and pretty! I first cut out my paper with my Big Shot and the top note Bigz die. I used Rose Red cardstock along with the raspberry tart DP. I stamped the image in Rose Red ink and then cut the image out. I attached it to the top note with some dimensionals then added a couple of rhinestones to finish it off and attached it to a cellophane bag. I am ready to go with some really fast and easy treats! I hope you too are excited about saleabration. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great rest of the weekend.