Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Today I have some more Halloween goody bags to share.  I enjoyed making these with the Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bag framelit.  In fact, I used a lot of scrap designer paper to make all sorts of bags to sell at my next craft fair, but I will share those at a later date.

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Halloween goodie bags.  Made using new and retired products from the Stampin' Up!  Have a Happy Halloween.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

So today I will share one of the cards I made for my next class on Friday, 1/16/15.  I saw this card on Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite blog here and decided I needed to recreate it, but I used only Stampin' Up! products that I own so that it changed the card a bit.  I really enjoy looking at someone else's work that does not use any Stampin' Up! product and then recreate it with only Stampin' Up! products (the tiny bag, the kraft scalloped paper and the twine were purchased at a craft store, the arrow on either side of the "Love You" stamp is hand drawn).  Take a peak at Dawn's sight and see what you can come up with at home with all of your fun craft products hanging around.  Pretty neat and so much fun to do.  Enjoy your day.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Today is the day - Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Catalog are here.  Place your orders today on my website here. My classes begin on January 16th and I will be using some of these wonderful products.  If you are a local resident of Nassau County and would like to join in the fun and receive these new catalogs at the class, please contact me at  Enjoy your day.

Sale-A-Bration 2015

2015Occasions Catalog

Friday, January 2, 2015

Holiday Craft Fairs

Happy New Year Everyone.  Today I am posting a few photos of some of the items I created for craft fairs I did over the holiday season.  Thanks to everyone that posts their ideas on Pinterest and on the SU Craft Fair boards on Facebook.  As you can see, I used several of them at these fairs but also added my own personal touches to make them a little unique.

Gift Card Holders (Most Popular Item that sold)

Santa Hershey Bar Holders

Reindeer Food

Elf Kisses

Snowman Soup included a candy cane and a hershey kiss along with a packet of hot cocoa.

Santa Face M&M Holders and Pencil/Twizzler Holder

Kleenex Tissue Holders (I packaged them with a Purell, piece of chocolate and chapstick to demonstrate how the tissue holder can be used, but I sold them with just the pack of tissues to keep the price down)

Fry Box Elf and Santa

And here is a table display - hard to see with the busy background displays, but I think you get the idea.

One of my best selling cards was this Hanukkah card.

Last but not least, I saw this idea on the Thoughts that Stick blogspot and decided to make a few for my neighbors.  I used the same designer papers but changed up a few things.  I just love the way this came out and so did the recipients.  

The first photo is everything including the card in a box. The next photo are the decorated chocolate and caramel syrup jars (store bought the syrups and added them to the cute jars I purchased in the local hardware store).  The third photo shows the four ice cream cones (the box only fits four and the families I gave them to have four members each in their family - lucky me!!!)  The last photo is of the packaged condiments that I used for this project.  I wrapped the entire box with white gift wrap that was speckled with silver dots and it matched perfectly with this set.  I then used clear plastic wrap to package the whole thing with a bow (not shown).

Here we are at Christmas Eve dinner with the family.  The three of us always go to see a show during the day (A Christmas Carol in Port Jefferson - always the same show and we love it) and then we meet my husband's clan in the evening for dinner (about 13 of us).

Christmas Day was at my house this year as it has been the last several years.  We had a combination of my family and my husband's family along with a few neighbors this year for a buffet that my husband and I cooked together (I forgot to take a photo of the buffet and the desserts - you can see a little bit of the buffet in the second photo on the left side).  There were many other guests missing from this picture because they were sitting in the dining room.  Oh and don't forget my dog, Hershey under the cocktail table.

And one more photo of my famous (well at least with my family it is famous) bruschetta.