Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Moving On To Valentines' Day

Here is the promotion for Valentines' Day and it's on sale! Not only do you get a whole coordinating set, but you get 20% off the bundle--what a sweet deal! I will be posting projects the next few days using these items.

(To view the flyer click on it and then click on Shop Now in the upper right corner and choose "specials")

So I hope that you are getting all your Christmas decorations put away and are ready to start thinking about upcoming events. I do have a couple surprises that I will be posting in the next few weeks, as I look forward to a stampalicious 2009.


Thanks for stopping by today! Till next time, Tasha

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I knew what we were giving my stepdad for Christmas but put off the presentation till the last minute. The gift is that we are taking him and my mom to a working ranch where they have activities, a chuckwagon dinner, and a singing cowboy show. So here is what I came up with:

I used dsp and stickers from a retired hostess scrappin set. The cs is textured not quite navy I think which I daubed with versa-mark. I used the tool kit to punch the holes and the pumpkin pie marker for the stitching (like Levi's). I adhered the pocket with sticky tape.The ticket I made with with craft and printed the ranch logo off the internet.Hope the holidays are rolling smoothly for you and that you take the time to enjoy your family and friends. Thanks for stopping by.


Till next time, Tasha

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Mess and A Sweet Card

Okay, okay I am going to fess up and show my "skeleton in the closet". I am a rather organized person but something has happened to me and my stamping area. Part of it is the influx of supplies and equipment and part of it was being so busy through the Christmas rush. But..oh my!! This first one is as I walk in. The blue blanket is where I have been sitting when I work on the floor (see my Scor-Pal to the right?).
The next pic is just to the left. And the last pic. is just beyond the chair. This is where I cut and stamp usually. I hope that this will make everyone else feel better about themselves--not have nightmares!!
While I was taking these pictures and trying to work on Christmas cards again (that's the green stuff on my table), my dd made this card for me. She was upset that the words did not come out perfectly but found a way to fix them--good girl! I gave her my old dauber duos and she has had fun with those.
Thanks for stopping by today! Till next time, Tasha

Saturday, December 20, 2008

In The Christmas Mood

I finally had some time to be home yesterday and today without having to make things for people. It was so fun to get out the decorations! I truly love Christmas with all the decorations and sparkle. It is so very cold and windy out which makes it even better for staying inside.

And the best part is that I finally got to work on my Christmas cards this afternoon. Now, I do have many made already, but these are the ones for our family and close friends that include a picture. I don't like sending a family photo to acquaintances, just feels weird! So, hopefully, tomorrow after church will be spent getting them ready for the mail. I will share them tomorrow night if I get a chance.

Thanks for stopping in! Till next time, Tasha

Thursday, December 18, 2008

More Gift Boxes

I'm starting to feel like one of the elves! This combo was for dd's teacher. The top one has chocolates, of course, and the bottom "box" has the second best thing in the world--a stamp set!

For the small box I used the template from scs for the 3x3 Love Notes Box, but scored it wrong so then just had to make a lid to fit!! Colors are real red, garden green, and chocolate chip. The tag was made with the Country Living kit dsp star and the ENJOY I stamped and punched out just the middle with the 1.25" circle. I used craft white for the "to" and "from".

The label on the small box is a rub-on. The green layer is stamped in craft white with the small snowflake from the Country Living and a small poinsettia that I have no idea what set it came from!! The green snowflakes on the craft are the center of the stamp that I used on the larger box. I have no clue what set it was in either! Maybe tomorrow I will take a picture of the chaos I am working in!


This last gift is for ds's teacher. It is several types of chocolates that I made this year. The top box is the 3x3 Love Notes that I messed up again! The bottom box is the A2 that Beate shared on scs, see previous post for the link. The base color is baja blue.

I also did a really cool jar candle for the oldest ds's homeroom teacher using rub-ons, but had to pack it too fast for even a quick pic. Those rub-ons can be a real life-saver by making things look awesome so quickly!

Thanks for stopping by today! Till next time, Tasha

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I Got a Great Card

During Thanksgiving Break (yes, I still think like a college student) I saw a card that I just LOVED on scs. So I commented in the gallery about how much I liked it. Lo and behold that kind and generous artist offered to send one to me!! I was so tickled. And she is so fun to correspond with. Here is what she sent to me. Thanks so much Pat--I love it!
Aren't those girls just adorable? You can't see the crystal effect very well on the shoes , eyes, and cherries. Click here to see more of her wonderful creations.

Thanks for stopping by! Till next time, Tasha

Monday, December 15, 2008

Another Gift Box

This is what I put together for dd's choir director and accompanist. I just love the way white stamps on craft. I found the template on scs--thanks Beate! The ribbon hit my "must have" list the first day I opened the mini-catalog. It is not wired edged but is shapeable. And it smooths out well if you have to re-tie and don't care for wrinkles. Truly a dream to work with. I think both snowflakes are from the Country Living Kit. There were still some kits left when I last checked. It is an awesome buy because you get so much in the kit. Yes, I realize you wouldn't use most of it until next year but I still highly recommend it.
Here is what is inside the box. My neighbor/friend/upline shared her awesome chocolate-covered cherry recipe with me a few years ago. Last year we didn't make them due the the ice storm and week without power so I had to be sure to get them made this year. I also made Cranberry Nut Chocolate Bark and Orange Creams.

That's it for me tonight! Had a crazy day with the high being 11 degrees, having our dog of nearly 14 years put to sleep, taking my dad Christmas shopping so he can get done (nevermind my unfinished list), having the oldest one come home sick from school, etc. The dh just called from work and now I have to go out to feed and water the chickens since that didn't get done while he was home. I think it is 2 degrees now. Ugh! :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a great night! Till next time, Tasha

Sunday, December 14, 2008

'Tis the Season

I love packaging gifts--always have. Several years ago I gave my aunt a tea bag for her birthday. That's it. Not a box. One. That was all that fit in this cute little pocket thing I had made (and was totally in love with). But it didn't matter that it was only one because the thing looked fabulous!! Oh, the power of packaging...

This is one of Lauren's mytimeless templates called "for keepsake box". I found a pink and rose crystal cross necklace for my prayer partner at church. We reveal our identities and give a gift in Dec. She had listed rose as her favorite color so my base color is rose red with versamark floral background. Wild wasabi is the green and dsp is from one of the Christmas packs. Felt flowers, die cut flower from big shot starter kit, ice rhinestone brad, rose ribbon and brown felt ribbon were all used to embellish. Everything is SU.

This next gift was for dd's friend who turned 7. Another timeless template for the clutch. I winged it for the notepad and colorbox. Hard to tell but the crayon box is 24-set and fits in the clutch. We also included 2 lipglosses that fit in perfectly beside the crayons. I added a little piece of velcro to the end of the clutch and the back of the notebook since dd thought they needed to hook together.
Colors are purely pomegranate (retired) and close to cocoa, dsp is from the new set for Valentine's day. Her name is stamped in regal rose though it looks red here and coated in crystal effects.
This next pic. is awful and I was very disappointed. Guess I need to clean the screen on my camera! Anyway if you squint when you look at it the focus is better. Shows the details on the clutch handle. And color is bad too.
So that's what I did on Saturday in between sorting scout popcorn orders and running kids to birthday parties--oh yeah, and a little shopping. Dh and I did go to a Christmas party that evening and had a great time but didn't get back till 2am!!
Thanks for stopping by! Till next time, Tasha

Donate Life Float

The info. below is from dh's aunt and uncle. Kim is his first cousin and Kevin was her 21-year-old son, a baseball player who died of head injuries from a skateboarding accident.

As many of you may already know ,our daughter, Kim, will be on the 2009 Donate Life Float in the RoseBowl Parade in Pasadena, CA. We will go out there for the big doings. She will be on float # 69, DONATE LIFE FLOAT. There are 89 floats in the parade. She was one of 26 slelected because of our grandson, Kevin Morsching, after he died in 2007 and was an organ donor and 100% donatable. We are asking a favor of everyone. Go to the Web Site and click on the float riders and click on Kim Morsching's picture (just scan down thru the pictures of the 26 riders) and click on Kim's picture. We hope that this will get Kim on the photographers side of the float and then we will all be able to see her. Do this as often as you like as they like to see the hits on the site as that shows support for the program, donate life. So far we know Kevin has helped 55 people besides the major organs that he donated and all are working well. It is such comfort to know he has made so many happy. He definitely brought happiness to us.
Thanks to everyone.
Thad and Betty

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Show and Tell

I am finally posting some of my handywork. Still not caught up at home since dd was home today with the flu (I think). Fever up to 104 by bedtime--eek!
This first card is one I made for a friend's son who just got selected for the state honor band. The words are cranberry crisp and really don't look red like in the pic. And the cs is bravo burgundy. Dsp might be from Holiday Treasures? I have not ever had a music set but just happened to buy this old combo. set at a garage sale a couple weeks ago so luckily I now have 1 music note! Inside the cards says "...and jazz, and march! Congratulations on being selected for the honor band."
The second card is one of several I made for my birthday thank yous. The floral print is something I received as a gift, polka dots is from the paper pack hostess set, base is certainly celery.
Last item I will share is a party favor, tea bag holder. My neighbor/friend/upline and I received these at a swap last Christmas. We had them out at the craft fair and took an order for them in silver and red. Quite simple to make and you can get 3/piece of cs. The individually wrapped teabag adheres to the sticky strip inside.
Well, that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!
Till next time, Tasha

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Retiring and An SU Sale!

Good news! The retiring list is always a much anticipated event for those of us who love SU stamps. And this time we are getting a double bonus. If you find a must-have set (or 2 or 3) on the list they will be 10% off from Dec. 9- Dec. 23! Plus, are you ready for this?... free shipping on orders $70 or more place Dec. 9-Dec. 23.

So head on over to see what you must have from the retiring list and then contact me so we can get that ordered. Or you can do it directly at my business website

Now I have to let you know I finally found some time to somewhat clean my stamp "room". And I have been busy stamping. Tomorrow I will get the picture-taking table cleared off and that should end my weeks of not posting new projects.

Hope the holiday season is a joyful one for you. I have to say I am enjoying it so far. Except for filling card orders, I am not too busy this year and that is a definite blessing. :)

Thanks for stopping by! Till next time, Tasha