Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thank You for your Kindness

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Old Olive cardbase - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock - 4 1/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Old Olive layer - 4 3/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Dusty Durango layer - 4 5/8' x 3 7/8"
  • Old Olive ink
  • Dusty Durango and Old Olive Stampin' Write markers
  • Occasional Quotes and Inspired by Nature stamp sets
  • Scallop Oval and Small Oval punches
  • Square Lattice embossing folder (front of card)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

United Methodist Women of Jasper, Alabama

A collection of recipes by the First United Methodist Women of Jasper, Alabama, is available for purchase.   The perfect gift for the upcoming holidays.

Table of Contents (approximately)
  • Appetizers & Beverages - 83 Recipes
  • Soups & Salads - 120 Recipes
  • Vegetables & Side Dishes - 93 Recipes
  • Main Dishes - 138 Recipes
  • Breads & Rolls - 34 Recipes
  • Desserts - 121 Recipes
  • Cookies & Candy - 49 Recipes
  • This & That - 15 Recipes
Over 650 Recipes - tried and true by Southern Women! Over 235 pages.

This is more than your typical church cookbook. This is a three ring binder with indexes and a bookstand to rest your cookbook on for easy reading while you are preparing your desserts, meals, etc.

The outside of the book is a cleanable vinyl and measures 7" x 9 1/4"

Also included in this cookbook are the following pages of Helpful Cooking Hints
  • Pantry Basics - what you need for a well-stocked pantry
  • Herbs & Spices
  • Hints for Baking Breads
  • Baking Desserts - perfect cookies, pies and cakes
  • Cooking time for fruits and vegetables
  • Napkin Folding
  • Measurements and Substitutions
  • Food Quantities - Preparing for a large crowd? This will help you figure serving proportions
  • Quick Fixes for baking disasters
  • Counting calories
All sales go to the First United Methodist Church of Jasper UMW for our local and global missions.

The Purpose of United Methodist Women
The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Cookbook was printed by Morris Press Cookbooks

SHIPPING: This book will be shipped Media Mail to save costs for you, if you need it sooner – just let me know.

Shipping discount when purchasing more than one.  Please email me first before clicking Buy Now.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Getting Ready for Heritage Festival

I have always wanted to have a booth at a craft show or art festival.  On October 16, I will have my first craft booth at the Heritage Festival in Jasper, Alabama.  To read more about the Heritage Festival, click here.

I love making cards and paper crafting.  Over the past few years I have made so many paper craft items that my craft closet and drawers are full.  I have over six shoe boxes full of handmade greeting cards.  I hope my first craft booth is a success.

As you well know, I love Stampin' Up! products.  I purchased the Night and Day Speciality Designer Series Paper a few years ago.  In this paper pack, one of the designs is black and white houndstooth.  When I saw the paper, I knew exactly how I would put it to good use.  The first item I created using this paper was an altered mini composition book.  When a Crimson Tide fan saw it, she had to have it!

When I decided to have booth at this year's festival, I dug out the remaining houndstooth patterned paper and created a Post-it-Note holder/covers that I hope will be a BIG hit.

A friend suggested I should offer to personalize with an initial.  I actually like the Post-it-Note holder with the flower.  What do you think?  Please post your vote in my comments section.

View my other Post-it-Note covers, click here.  Instructions with measurements can be found here.

Friday, September 17, 2010

My Creepy Friends

I have missed my “creepy” friends, so I am bringing them back in a more stylish manner.

Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Almost Amethyst, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red and Whisper White cardstock
  • Matchbox Bigz XL Die for Big Shot
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker
  • Uni-ball® Signo Gel Pen
  • Star and 1/2” Circle punch
  • Dimensionals

Other Products
  • 1/8” hole punch
  • 4 Hershey Nuggets
  • Patterned paper 1” x 3 1/2” are wrapped around the Nuggets
I think my creepy friends are classier this year.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Houndstooth Happy Birthday

I used Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (retired) on this card.  I love the houndstooth pattern so much that I HAD to buy a houndstooth embossing folder (non Stampin' Up!)

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Chocolate Chip card base measures 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Sweet Pea DSP 4" x 3"
  • Bashful Blue cardstock 4" x 2 5/8" before using border punch
  • Sentiment is from the Well Scripted stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Houndstooth embossing folder
  • 5/8" satin ribbon
  • Border punch

Thursday, September 2, 2010

One Step Further

This picture shows the finishing touches to my cards shown in my posting from yesterday.  Stamping the inside of cards and the outside of envelopes adds pizzazz to a handmade card.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock liner measures 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Medium Whisper White envelopes
  • Corner Rounder was used on the bottom edge of the liner
  • Itty Bitty Buds stamp set
    • Flourish was stamped first in Old Olive
    • Flowers were stamped using Really Rust ink

The Holiday Mini is Here!

SPECIAL DISCOUNT* now through September 15

It is never too early to start on Christmas projects!!  Download your copy here

The new holiday mini has so many great new products. Halloween is just around the corner, now is the time to order all your crafting supplies for the fall holidays.

Now through September 15 -  Buy More, Save More Discount on all purchases from the Holiday Mini Catalog .
  • Purchase $35, receive a 5% discount
  • Purchase $75, receive a 10% discount
  • Purchase $100, receive a 15% discount
*Discount is only available through me

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fall Flowers - Thanks Gift Box and Cards

I am pleased how this set of four cards and card box turned out.  I will be using this as a hostess gift.
When I started digging through my wonderful Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP), the Fall Flowers pack caught my eye.  I love Stampin' Up!'s paper, no guess work in figuring out what cardstock will match the paper.  The names of the coordinating colors can be found in the catalog along with the description of the DSP pack.  The Fall Flowers DSP is retired; however, every year Stampin' Up! comes out with new patterns and I have never been disappointed with the fall designs. 

I designed the card and was happy with the finished product so I continued to make three additional cards.  I couldn't stop there...I knew they would work perfectly with the card box.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Sahara Sand card base is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (folded)
  • Old Olive cardstock measures 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Fall Flowers DSP measures 2 1/8" x 3 3/4" (top section)
  • Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper III measures 3" x 3 3/4" (bottom section)
  • Corner Rounder was used on the bottom edges
  • Thank You Kindly stamp set
  • Basic Black ink
  • Really Rust flowers were made using the Birds & Blooms Sizzix die (exclusive to Stampin' Up!)
  • Old Olive leaves were made using the 5-Petal Flower punch

Other Products
  • White brad
  • 3/8" ribbon
Additional instructions
  1. Thanks was first stamped on Really Rust DSP, using Basic Black ink
  2. Patterned papers were mounted onto the Old Olive cardstock
  3. Ribbon was tied in a knot and wrapped around the back of Step #2
  4. Flower and leaves were put together with a brad and placed through layers in Step #2, hiding the brad prongs

* Update 08/10/2012 - Paula's blog has been removed and she offered no further assistance.