Holiday Extravaganza Sale
Sale Dates: November 26 - December 1, 2008
For a limited time, you can purchase any of the Holiday Extravaganza bundles at a special promotional price--up to 50% off!
I've been running around all day getting ready to go on vacation next week. I got the oil changed and car maintenanced and checked over and washed, laundry done, snacks packed, dvds ready, clothes packed, fridge cleaned out, and mail held. I just have to get up and finish packing a couple of things in the morning and then we're off!
And when I get back, I have a lot of whole list of things to do to get ready for Christmas! One of the first things I need to do is make some Christmas cards. Here's one idea for a card using the Snow Swirled set. I stamped the tree in certainly celery and sponged some more on to fill in the tree. Then I embossed the snowflakes on the tree and sponged some pacific point on them. I stamped the other snowflakes on pacific point and then sponged the edges of the card for the background. Then I layered the tree on some going gray and used the ticket punch for the corners. I stamped the sentiment in pacific point and punched it our with the large oval punched and sponged the edges with pacific point as well.
I'll see you next week! Happy Thanksgiving!
8 cups sugar, divided
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded
1 green bell pepper, seeded
1 red bell pepper, seeded
2 cups apple-cider vinegar
1 box (6oz) liquid pectin (2 pouches)
In a food processor, combine 1 cup of the sugar and the jalapeño peppers. Process until the jalapeno peppers are completely ground. Sugar will look green. Transfer to a large saucepan.
Cut green and red bell peppers into chunks. Chops pepper chunks into small piece in food processor. Add peppers, vinegar, and remaining sugar to saucepan and bring to a boil.
Add both pouches of pectin, and boil 1 minute. (Don’t leave or it will boil over!)
Skim foam from surface. Let cool for 1 hour. Stir, and then transfer to clean jars and cover. Refrigerate up to 6 months. Makes 9 cups.
To fold the scallops:
1. Count five scallops and fold that portion of the circle down
2. Turn the circle over, and fold in half to form a crease in the middle for reference, then unfold.
3. fold the flat edge down from each side so the folded edges line up with the middle crease (similar to making a paper airplane fold).
Here is the class you've been waiting for! I will be doing two holiday classes this year. One for Holiday Decorations and one for Holiday tags and gift boxes.
When: Thursday, November 20th at 7pm
Where: 5451 Lauren Drive (Elaine’s house)
What: We will making a variety of holiday decorations from Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive holiday kits Fee: $20
Deadline: Monday, Nov. 17th
Holiday Extravaganza Part 2 – Holiday Tags & Gift Boxes
When: Thursday, Dec 11th at 7pm
Where: 5451 Lauren Drive (Elaine’s house)
What: We will be making lots of cute holiday tags and a gift box
Deadline: Monday, Dec 8th
Some people think I'm crazy, but I have to admit that I miss the snow! Don't get me wrong, I love the beautiful California weather. But it still feels strange to celebrate Christmas without snow! So when I saw the Winter Post stamp set, I knew I had to have it! I love the snowflake stamp and the ice skaters.
The ice skaters are perfect to create a Winter Scene using Lovely As a Tree. First I stamped the skaters on a piece of kraft cardstock cut out with the Big Shot top note die. Then I stamped the skaters on a piece of paper and cut them out so that I could use it as a mask. I placed it over the skaters and stamped the trees for the background. Then I used my blender pens to color in the skater's sweaters.
I used a sketch challenge of scs for the layout of the card. I added some of the new Holiday Treasures DSP (love it) in layers and some wide double stitched chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon. Are you ready for ice skating and hot chocolate?
Holiday Collection stamp set
Die-cut chipboard and Designer Series paper
Ribbon and cord
Pretties Kit brads
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter
Classic Stampin' Spots
Create dazzling ornaments and memories that will last a lifetime! This offer is only good through December 31, or while supplies last.
For my next class: Holiday Extravaganza Part 1, on Thursday, Nov. 20th, we will be creating decorations from this kit, so mark your calendars, I will start taking registrations for the class next week!
Order your kit online through my web site and you'll receive a free gift. Go to my website and click on "Shop Now" in the upper right hand corner and search for "Country Living."
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