And the Winner is………….

I can’t believe that I forgot to pick my winner on Friday. Please forgive me. So the winner is jmniffer.  Please email me with your address and I will get your BLOG CANDY right out to you.

 I have had a busy couple of days. Friday I took my MIL shopping, she doesn’t drive and I take her grocery shopping once a month and on any errands she might have to do. I also put up her Christmas lights in the entry and on her porch. Set up her tree for her and then ran a couple of errands for myself. I know what you are thinking, Christmas lights already. But she doesn’t put them on until after Thanksgiving. After Thanksgiving I am busy setting up my house and shopping and baking and so on. So we have been doing it this was for many years now. She is happy to have her lights up and her tree set up for her. At one of the malls here they have it all decorated for Christmas and kids are even seeing Santa already. Couldn’t believe it. 
 Saturday was Gianna’s (granddaughter) 2nd birthday party and needed to make a couple of things for lunch. Gianna had a great day with family and friends. She got lots of gifts and all the kids had a ball. Oh, and of course the food was fabulous. My daughter ordered her cake at Safeway. It was a cake of cupcakes. Such a cute idea. I will post photos soon.
 Now I need to get ready for my Stamp Club. We will be working on our Country Living kit.

Pillow Boxes

I love making these Pillow Boxes.  The first one I used the Holiday Treasures DSP. I punched the window using the Wide Oval Punch and put a piece acetate in its place. Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon and Red Hemp Twine secures the tag which is from Only Ovals, stamped twice, once in Riding Hood Red and then again in Old Olive, cut out and raised with dimensionals.  The other one is cut out of acetate and wrapped with Haiku DSP. Tango Tangerine holds it all together. I stamped the label using the Cut & Curly stamp set, stamped in Olive Old & then again in Tango Tangerine and punched out with the small oval punch. Give Thanks is from Fancy Flexible Phrases, (retired).

The last 2 cards we did for Stamp-a-Stack this past weekend

Here are the last 2 cards we did for November’s SAS. I threw in a Thanksgiving card at the last minute. I really wanted to use my new Sizzix Leaves die. So this is what I came up with. The card base is Really Rust with a strip of Chocolate Chip that is torn. The leaves are cut out using the Autumn Vine DSP that is in the Holiday Mini catalog. I sponged everything in Chocolate Chip added the Linen Thread tied in a bow and stamped the greeting from Holidays & Wishes stamp set.
The other card we used the Carousel Notes with the Ski Slope DSP from the Holiday Mini Catalog and stamped the tree in Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder. Used Baja Breeze and a dauber to color around the tree. Punched the corners with the ticket punch and tied a piece of Chocolate Taffeta ribbon to finish it off. I also sponged around the Carousel Note card.