Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tomorrow is the wonderful day of stuffing ourselves silly!!!  Being Italian this is double the effect then normal.  Not only do we have Turkey and all the fixings, but we make it into a four to five course meal!!  We begin with Antipasto; then we have a form a soup (Italian Wedding or Escarole); then the pasta dish (Lasagna, Stuffed Shells or something like that); Turkey and or a Roast and all the fixings and then we end the meal with desert! It can take us up to 5 hours to eat....with a small nap in between for some.

This year however, my parents are finally forgoing the pasta course (what a surprise!). Just thought I would share a little of what goes on in an Italian house in the States :-)

I am also sharing this really quick and cute project (from Tanya of Tinkerin-in-ink).  I'll be making a bunch of these for a craft fair in December.  Those will be winter themed unlike this fall one.  I hope my sisters like them, because they will each get one tomorrow :-)


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Holiday Bonanza 2010 - Projects!

In case you were wondering what else we made at our Holiday Bonanza I have them here. In yesterday's post you seen the wonderful wall clock, well can you believe we made a total of 14 items in just one day!! Here are some pictures and some "ingredients". All ingredients are "Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted. Our lovely customers also received these really neat favor baskets complete with Cran-orange Bread, yum, yum, yum! Harvest Frame: Frame (Walmart), Autumn Spice Specialty DSP, Very Vanilla card stock, Early Espresso card stock, Old Olive card stock, Neutrals Designer Buttons, 5/8" Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon
Gratitude Card: Day of Gratitude Stamp Set, Old Olive card stock, Early Espresso card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Clearlits Scallop Rectangle, 3/8" Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Old Olive Classic Ink, More Mustard Classic Ink, Cajun Craze Classic Ink and Early Espresso Classic Ink
Fall Bread Basket: Homemade Stamp Set, Cajun Craze card stock, Old Olive card stock, Early Espresso card stock, Whisper White card stock, Autumn Spice DSP, 1/16" hole punch, Scallop Circle XL punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Cajun Craze Classic Ink, Old Olive Classic Ink
Gratitude Treat Bag: Day of Gratitude Stamp Set, Old Olive card stock, Early Espresso card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Mini Lunch Sacks
Wall Clock: Clock (Walmart), Deck the Halls DSP, Decor Elements White Vinyl Sheets, Northern Frost Decorative Strip, Join in the Cheer Decorative Strip, Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons

Beanie Cap Gift Card Holder: Peer Pizzaz card stock, Whisper White card stock, 1 1/4" Rich Razzelberry Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Glimmer Brads, Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge Border punch

Christmas Cards: Snow Swirled Stamp Set, Four the Holidays Stamp Set, Bells and Boughs Stamp Set,Tiny Tags Stamp Set

Christmas Gift Tags: Tags Til Christmas Stamp Set

Holiday Bonanza 2010!!

Hi All,
Here are just a couple of pictures from our HUGE event from this past weekend!!! If you couldn't join us this time, you will definitely want to join us for Spring Fling!!!! And if you still can't make it consider ordering our Long Distance Package! It's all the same goodies, that you can stamp and put together on your own time!!!

And this how we all felt once the day was over!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November Classes and Clubs!

OK I can officially say the Holiday Season has started. Halloween is over, put away all those scary decorations and put up the nice Fall ones for Thanksgiving! Then be sure to have all your Christmas Decorations ready to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My November Classes and Clubs are perfect for the Holiday Season, so sign up today, because they will surely fill up quickly!!!!

Hope to see you there!!!!

Technique Club - Sign Up By Wednesday
NOV 14 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern )

In this club we will learn two different stamping techniques. These techniques are great for card making, 3D projects and scrap booking!!!

To make sure you remember these techniques, you'll make two cards and a card front for saving! What to do with the card front? You can keep them in your new "Stampin' Technique" album along with instructions that will be given to you for each technique.

CLASS FEE - $10.00

Aaahhhh...Holiday Cards - Sign up by November 9th

NOV 16 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (Eastern )

I know you don't want to hear this, but....NOW is the time to get your Holiday cards made!!! Tonight you will make enough cards to send to the special people in your lives!

Make a total of 12 cards, Four of three different designs. SIGN UP EARLY, THIS CLASS WILL SURELY FILL UP QUICKLY!!!

Please bring your SNAIL or double sided tape, all other material needed will be supplied.

Class Fee: $25.00

Holiday Bonanza - Sign up by November 5th
NOV 21 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern )

Just like our Holiday Bonanza that is being held on November 13th...this event is for those that can not make it! The charge is a little more, but that's because the most important things will be done for you. And if you still can't make it I will ship it to you!! As I said, you will get everything that will be offered on November 13th, all the materials, instruction booklet and ME! to help you through it all! And you will also get the same special we are offering during Holiday Bonanza, 10% off any orders placed that day!

Oh yeah, I'll also have some food for us to enjoy!

Cost $75.00, please bring your own SNAIL or double sided tape!

And PLEASE sign up by November 5th so I can order enough supplies!! :-)

Holiday Bags & Gift Tags - Sign up by November 15th

NOV 23 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Eastern )

Here's another way to get a head start on all the Holiday hussle and bussle - GIFT BAGS & TAGS!!!

Come make 10 gift Bags and 10 matching Gift Tags, five of four designs for only $20!!! Want to make more than one set, just let me know when you sign up!

Class fee inlcudes all material for your projects.

Holiday Gift Card Holders - Sign up by November 19th
NOV 26 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern )

Yup, it's Black Friday and I am going to spend my afternoon stampin'! No need for me to fight the crowds I am getting a head start on my Holiday crafts! And today we are getting ready for all those gift cards we will be giving as gifts this Holiday Season! Throw away those generic gift card holder that come with your gift cards and use one of these awesome holders!!! We will make 9 of them today, 3 of 3 designs with the option of making more if you need to!

Please bring your SNAIL or double sided tape. I will provide everything else that is needed for the projects.

CLASS FEE: $20.00

Stampin' with the Girlz - PLEASE RSVP November 19th
NOV 26 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (Eastern )

You know what I found.....I found that stampin' with others is so much fun!! Once a month why don't you join me for a fun night of stampin'! Just bring a project you are working on and lets stamp the night away! Oh yeah, did I mention, you get to use all my tools!!!

If you do not have a project I will have one that you can work on! Tonights project is Gift Card Holders, make 9 awesome gift card holders for $20!!