Friday, November 30, 2012

Snowman Cocoa

Happy Friday! 

Here is a little treat packet I will create with my Inky Thumbs this weekend.  I hope they enjoy it.

Christmas time is full of treats and Stampin UP has made these cute bundles just for sharing treats with friends and neighbours.  

Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$17.50 (a $21.95 value)

  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$18.25 (a $22.95 value)

  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)
 Contact me if you'd like to purchase these in time for the Christmas season (baking not included).

Have a great weekend!



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Clean and Simple


I'm soo excited because today I get to STAY HOME and work!  I ended up doing some errands and more Christmas shopping on Wed so I could stay home on Thursday.  I told Pete it is MUCH cheaper if I do.  I ended up buying myself a present too but I'll tell you about that later.

I have some cute, quick and simple cards I had planned for a class but then life got in the way and I ran out of available dates.  So here I share them with you on my blog.  I think we'll make a few of these for kids camp this weekend but we'll see what else I can create today.

I love the clean and simple look on this card.  So cute!!!  Merry Mini punch pack is too cute and available after January 2nd

An oldie but a goodie.  Tag til Christmas for this ornament but there are many more in Delightful Decorations.

Pennant Parade.  Lots of cute things things can be created with this pennant stamp and punch
 Thanks for checking in!

PS Sorry I forgot to hit publish which is why this post is late this morning :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Just a snippet of life

I can't believe it's already Wednesday!!!!  Sorry for the lack of posts the last two days but I can say I haven't really done anything to blog about.  Just the usual boring house stuff and that's it.  Not to interesting to read.

So instead I'm going to share with you something Nathan is REALLY proud of.  

On Saturday morning he woke up and was bored (nothing new).  But instead of turning on the TV or reading we started chatting and somehow we got talking about knitting and sewing.  The next thing I knew I was teaching him to knit at 9 AM!

I showed him how to cast on and the basic knit stitch.  All weekend he could be found in his bed, covers up to his elbows and knitting away.  He is planning to make this a scarf for his stuffed Monkey but he has a bit to go.

It's a pretty cool thing to see your kid doing something so completely out of the ordinary.  Andrew is starting the "fashion" part of his foods and fashion unit at school. Maybe in a month or so I'll be sharing with you his next sewing project.

To wrap up his foods unit he made supper a few times this week - Fried Rice, Hoisin Chicken, and even Ginger Beef.  Yes he had help but he was completely eager and a great chef.  I'll share pics with you another day.

Thanks for stopping by even if I didn't have any card creativity to share.  There is always tomorrow :)




Friday, November 23, 2012

Day til Christmas Countdown Calendars

Just a quick post today, sorry.

I made 7 original Countdown calendars for the craft fair last week and I have 2 left.  CAN YOU BELIEVE I forgot to take photos of them??  Luckily on Sunday I remembered and took a photo of my cutey pie owl, but I do have two left that are equally as cute.  If you are interested they are for sale :)

 Each come with a hanger and piece of chalk for the kids (or you) to write how many sleeps til the big day.

Here is my cutey owl that went to a good home.  Andrew told me he looked a little sick, but I think he just looks sleepy (or a little tipsy).

Have a great weekend and enjoy!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Christmas recipes

Here is another card made with the Scentsational Season stamp set.  This one was for club.

 I absolutely LOVE the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper which is going to be gone by the end of December so don't forget to get yours before it's too late.

I had a busy Wednesday of baking.  Last night was my WOW Wednesday class so I baked some Christmas treats to go along with our Christmas cards.   Here they are and the recipes.

 Peppermint Cups

1 c butter
1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 c cocoa

2 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda

2 and a bit bags of mini Peppermint Cups -  I use the President's Choice ones. I would count how many cups in two bags and make sure you make enough cookie balls for that number of cups.

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Cream butter and sugars,  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Mix in cocoa, flour and baking soda.  Shape into 1" balls and place into mini muffin tins.  Bake 9-11 min.  Immediately from oven press a peppermint cup into each.  Cool completely and remove from the pan. I also put crushed candy canes on top too when the chocolate is warm.

One recipe made just over 60 cookies.


1lb butter, really softened

1 1/2 c icing sugar

4-5 c flour

Cream icing and butter.  Add flour until desired consistency. Bake 300 degrees for 25 min.

 Peanut Butter Butterscotch Marshmallow thingys (??)

I'm not sure what these are really called I just know the kids love em.

1/4 c butter/margarine
1/2 c peanut butter
1 pkg butterscotch chips
1 bag mini coloured marshmallows

Melt butter and peanut buttter over low heat.  Stir in chips until melted.   Cool mixture then mix in marshmallows until all coated.  Line a 9x9 pan (or small rectangular pan) with wax paper and pour the mixture into it.  Refrigerate.

 Thanks for checking in.  Hopefully tomorrow I can stamp instead of bake :)



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hot chocolate pouch with Scentsational Season

Here is a pouch I had at my craft sale this past weekend as well as a project we did at club this month.

 Stamps - Scentsational Season
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Be of Good Cheers Designer Series paper
Inks - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and a Chocolate Chip marker
Accessories - Holiday Collection framelits, 2 1/2" circle punch and the Northern Flurry embossing folder

** Measurements for the pouch - 5 1/2 x 8" and scored in half at 4".  Use the Diagonal Scoring plate and score on the 5 1/2 diagonal line

**  How did I get the two colours on the cup? Ink the mug with Gumball Green ink, use a blender pen to remove the ink for the "liquid" in the mug.  Use a marker and re-ink with Chocolate Chip.  Huff on the stamp to re-moisten and stamp on to Very Vanilla paper. Die cut with the framelit.

Thanks for shopping by.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012


You do not want to miss out on this class and today is the last day!!!  I will be ordering the stamp sets today so they arrive on time for class day.

 All packed up in this cute box as well.

Cost -   $40 clear set included (with framelits $66)
    $45 wood set included (with framelits $70)
    Already own the set just $20
    Add a second set of cards for just $15

The stamp set is shown above and the framelits below (shown smaller) die cut the shapes out.  These work with the Big Shot or Cuttlebug.
Keep checking back this week for more samples with this super cute set.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Online Extravaganza - Nov 19 - 28th

Thank you to everyone to came out and visited the Lake Bonavista Craft fair this weekend.  It was super fun and busy on Sat (slower on Sunday but still tons of fun).  I hope you enjoyed the fair and the goodies if you purchased any.  If you weren't able to attend the fair and in need of any stocking stuffers, gift card holders, treat boxes or just want to check out my "leftovers" let me know as I have a little display set up on my buffet.  You can check them out if you are in any classes in the coming weeks.

Online Extravaganza starts today!! The Big Shot, the Doctor's Bag (to carry the Big Shot) and Simply Scored Diagonal Plate all at 20% off.
113439 $98.36 (reg 122.95) - MONDAY ONLY!!

Plus More Merry Messages, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series paper and one of my favourite sets Snow Much Fun is 50% off!

Check it out at my online store.

126400 (wood) $30.71 (reg 40.95) or 126402 (clear) $23.21 (reg. 30.95)

126896 Be of Good Cheer $10.80 (reg 13.50)
122560 (wood) $16.98 (reg 33.95) or 122562 (clear) $12.48 (reg 24.95)

 Here are some samples from a class I held last year.  Still some of my favourite cards and stamps.  Cards cased from Anne Granger and all made with the Snow Much Fun set.

Have a great Monday! 


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday morning funny

Just a little something to share this weekend. Oh so true!


Real Life Adventures

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lake Bonavists Craft sale today


A surprise post to share with you - one last creation I have been working on the past few days.  

Jackie Topa is an amazing punch art creator and when I found these on her blog and knew I HAD to make them. I just didn't know they would be soo crazy time consuming and so incredibly fragile.  I ended up with a few broken candy canes. So these are my CRAZY CUTE ELVES!  I made 12 sets for the craft fair so please come check them out.  They are larger than I thought and even cuter in person.

The first batch of elves.

The little girl

And the boy.
All packaged together complete with hangers for your tree.
See you at the Lake Bonavista Community Center! 1401 Acadia Dr SE

Just a heads up - Monday is the beginning of the Online Extravaganza.  Incredible discounts on selected products from 20-50% off.  On Monday, Nov 19th for just 24 hours the following 3 items are 20% off.  If you like the Big Shot you will LOVE this price.  Get a gift for someone special or get an early Christmas gift for YOU!!

Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag

On Wed, Nov 28th only the following will be 20% off - JUST THIS ONE DAY!
Retail Price
Sale Price
118941 Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127 Stack & Store Caddy

 Don't miss out on the great deals!!!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Craft fair treats - Last day!

It's almost here!  Having the countdown this week has really helped me get excited for the craft fair - more than I already was!!!

Tis the season for gift cards - ha ha!  I have a few people that will be receiving a gift card this Christmas season and won't they look adorable wrapped up in one of these holders. There are quite a few different styles so check them out.

Open up the top flap and voila!

Coffee cup gift cards - Yep, that is lipstick on the red Christmas one.  Not mine though - it's a stamp :)

Scallop envelope style holders - remove the belly band and the gift card fits inside

Penguin gift card holders - great for the kids!  Thanks to Alanna Wharf for this great idea.

I love this fun punch art.  These were on the Stampin Connection (SU demo site).  Thanks Beth Rush for this great idea!
 I hope you can come check out the Lake Bonavista Craft fair.

Date - Sat, Nov 17 and Sun, Nov 18th 
Time - 11-4 


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Craft fair treats - day 4

Do you have a little one who just can't wait until Christmas??  Or are YOU counting down the days of shopping left??

I created just 6 of these original Christmas countdown calendars.  Each come with a hook and chalk ready to begin the countdown.

WARNING - I took this picture a while back.  It is LESS than 62 days til Christmas.  Get shopping!!!

Come see me at the Lake Bonavista Craft Fair and check out the 4 other styles.
Date - Sat, Nov 17 and Sun, Nov 18th 
Time - 11-4 


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Craft fair treats - day 3

Are you tired of these yet?  Here some treat packages for cocoa, any cookie exchanges or sharing treats with friends.

Hot Chocolate packets with a sweet candy cane.  Perfect for a small gift for a co-worker or teacher.

Decorative Treat boxes.  Wrap up cookies, squares or a small Christmas treat in these boxes.  Three different tags to choose from.
 I know I have shared lots but I still have more.  Check back tomorrow to see the Countdown Calendars.

Don't forget - TOMORROW is the last day to get me your wish lists.  They must be completed and received by November 15th to qualify for the free package of Basic Pearls or Rhinestones.  


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Craft Fair treats - day 2

More treats to share :)  Some creative ways to wrap CHOCOLATE!  Surprisingly I didn't eat them all while packaging them.

Decorative tins of chocolates - a dozen Hershey nuggets.  I only have 9 of these available.

Cute gift topper or stocking stuffer.  Three York Patties wrapped with a cute gift tag.  These were hard to resist.

And of course the infamous Rolo Pencils.  If you don't know the whole story you can read it here.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Don't forget to stop by the Lake Bonavista Craft Fair this weekend. 
Date - Sat, Nov 17 and Sun, Nov 18th 
Time - 11-4


Monday, November 12, 2012

Super great weekend!!! Craft fair treats - day 1

Happy Monday morning :)

If you read my blog regularily you know how much I love Mondays :)  Weekends are often crazy crazy for me so on Monday I can get back to my routine.

I actually had NOTHING planned for my weekend (strange, I know) so we had a BIG family day on Saturday with hockey, some shopping and a movie.  We went to see Wreck it Ralph and we LOVED it!  I highly recommend going if you can.  Gotta love Disney.

I guess I should get back to my creation for today which is probably why you stopped in :)  As promised each day this week I'll share with you some creations that will be for sale at the Lake Bonavista Craft Fair this weekend. 

Reindeer Poop and some spare Rudolph noses - AKA Chocolate Raisins and Swedish Berries

And these were a hit last year - Green mints for those "Grinchy" people on your list.
Come see me at the Lake Bonavista Community Center - 1401 Acadia Dr SE
Date - Sat, Nov 17 and Sun, Nov 18th 
Time - 11-4 


Friday, November 9, 2012

So Stinkin Cute Card Class

Happy snow day in Calgary!  Can you believe the amount of snow we have gotten in the past 24 hours?  It's crazy!

Yesterday I hunkered down inside the house and made it a planning/creating day.  My mojo arrived on Wednesday and despite my plans not to add any more Christmas classes this one came together so nicely I just had to do it!  I think it's one of my favourite classes to date!  Thanks to tons of ideas on and Stampin Connection (Stampin UP demonstrator site) for these great ideas and inspirations.

 Don't miss out on this fun class. 
Also this cute box to hold the 4 cards and one hot chocolate treat pouch.

With this class, the stamp set is included in the class cost.  If you already own the set the cost it is just $20.

The Scentsational Season stamp set is in the Holiday Catalogue and is only available until Jan 3, 2013 (unless Stampin UP decides to carry this goodie over to the main catalogue but we don't know if they'll do that.)

Date - Fri, Nov 30th - 6-9pm - 1 spot remaining
          Sat, Dec 1st - 2-5pm - 6 spots remaining
Cost -   $40 clear set included (with framelits $66)
    $45 wood set included (with framelits $70)
    Already own the set just $20
    Add a second set of cards for just $15

The stamp set is shown above and the framelits below (shown smaller) die cut the shapes out.  These work with the Big Shot or Cuttlebug.
Have a great weekend and be sure to check back next week when I'll begin sharing my Christmas Craft Fair items and MORE samples with the Scentsational Season stamp set.  I can say I'm all packed and ready to go.  Be sure to come visit me at the Craft Fair next weekend.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Super Cute Penguin Banner - Close ups!!!

Yesterday I announced a new Mom and Me class but the banner is WAY cuter close up so here are some extra pics.  The penguin came from a Christmas Card swap I received from Sandy Kanapilly.  Thank you Sandy for sharing your creativity. 

If these were my socks they would have two different patterns on them.
Hope you can join us for this new Mom and Me class!

Date - Friday, Dec 7th
Time - 4-6 or 6:30-8:30
Cost - $20 and $15 for each additional child