Friday, November 22, 2013

Fall Craft Weekend - Gifts

The other day I shared some pictures of the guests at Barbara Lash's My Star Stampers Craft Weekend.  Today, I want to show you what is given to all that attend this fun filled weekend!

The event starts with a small committee that comes up with ideas for Welcome gifts, Pillow gifts for every night and a great big Thank You gift for joining us on such a fun weekend!

The little elves at the Beachmere Inn sneak into the guests room every night and places a gift on their pillows!  How awesome is that!  

Here are all the goodies!  ENJOY!

Welcome gift: Water Bottles with a peppermint pattie

Friday Nights Pillow Gift.  A sugar cookie that says "I "Heart" Stamps.

Saturday Nights Pillow Gift.  A chocolate holder, inside there was fish chocolates and dark chocolate, yum!

Sunday Nights Pillow Gift.  A tea bag holder, in it was a yummy tea bag.

Here is the guests Thank You Gift, a 2014 Desk Top Calendar!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fall Craft Weekend 2013

My view from my balcony!
~photo by Dave Miller

Barbara Lash's My Star Stampers had their Fall Craft Weekend during Veterans Weekend at the Beachmere Inn in Ogunquit, Maine.
We had a total of 25 Women, Men and Children there all working on different craft projects!  Some even came all the way up from Florida to join us!  YIPPPEEEE!!!

We had our young crafters doing all sorts of projects, from making greeting cards, knitting bean bags, and weaving elastic bracelets! One even managed to fit in some piano practice!

The Ladies were busily scrap booking for the year, making greeting cards, 
quilting, and even spinning Lambs wool!

Here's Marianne, Sue, Joan and Helene putting together a quilt,
~photo by Barbara Lash

Jen is working on her greeting cards.
~photo by Barbara Lash

Jean is actually spinning lambs wool! Robin is the one sitting and Roe is looking on!
~photo by Barbara Lash
OK so maybe the Men were just there to relax and shopping, no crafting for them just yet.  But maybe next year that will all change, lol.

I also wanted to mention we had the pleasure of seeing our friends from New Jersey!  We met Roe, Nikki, and Chris two years ago at the Beachmere Inn at our Craft Weekend.  They were there having a "girls" weekend when they were intrigued by what we were all doing.  Next thing you know they drank the "juice" and became crafters themselves!!  We were so happy to see them again this year!!  Hopefully we'll get to see them next year too!  Maybe they'll join our Craft Weekend.  That would be amazing!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas Card Class

I held my first Christmas Card Class of the year a couple of weeks ago and what a great success it was!
Everyone loved the cards and some even left them undone so they can make more when they get home :-)
That makes me very happy to hear!

Here they are along with recipes, so you can make them too if you like.

Stamp Set: Christmas Collectibles Clear #131775 $16.95
                 Wood#131772 $21.95
Materials: Old Olive CS; Very Vanilla CS, Real Red CS, Chocolate Chip CS and Red Glimmer Paper.
Ink:Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot; Apothecary Accents #127003 $24.95; Itty Bitty Shapes #118309 $16.95; Expressions Thinlets #132171 $24.95; Ornament Punch #132152 $15.95.

Did you know you can purchase a bundle to save money to make this card?  
The bundle comes with the Christmas Collectibles Stamp Set and the Ornament Punch,
Clear #133283 $27.95 and Wood #133282 $31.95!

Stamp Set: Ronald McDonald Tag It Clear #130303 $16.95  Wood #130300 $22.95
When you purchase this stamp set $3 goes to the Ronald McDonald House Charity!

Materials: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Season of Style DSP
Ink:Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot; Chalk Talk Framelits #129983 $24.95; Hearts A Flutter Framelits #130159 $24.95; Labels Collection Framelits #125598 $26.95; Mini Brads #122941 $5.50; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335 $7.95

Stamp Set: More Merry Messages Clear #126402 $24.95
                 Wood #126400 $32.95
     Evergreen Clear #127973 $18.95 Wood #127970 $25.95
Materials: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Coastal Cabana, Winter Frost DSP
Ink:Coastal Cabana, Smokey Slate
Accessories: 1/8" Silver Ribbon #132137 $4.95; Frosted Finishes #132150 $6.95; 1/8" Bermuda Bay Ribbon #131206 $5.95; Wood Grain Embossing Folder #127821 $7.95; Big Shot

Don't have time to make your own cards, let me help.
Check out my Facebook page
under photos for the album called Christmas Cards for Sale.  There you will find a ton of samples, you can order by card number and quantity/Price is 10 for $23 plus shipping! 
Easy Peasy!