Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wonderful Winterland Paper Pumpkin

Crafters -

My Pumpkineers met last night. We were few but mighty!

I absolutely LOVE the cards in this kit. There are eight (8) cards and envelopes in this kit. And there is stamping, and layering, and vellum, and just they are WOW cards! LOVE THEM!

So, because I always make two to three additional items for my Pumpkineers to make when we meet, but I didn't want to cut up the cards, so I designed three separate items using only our stamps (and the sequins).

Check out what we made!
Group projects made on November 29th

Here are Betty's projects:
Betty's Projects

And Nancy's projects:
Nancy's Projects

And finally, Faye's projects:
Faye's Projects

Did you notice the little reindeer in Faye's? That was my little gift to the crafters who attended! It's a snack size Hershey bar! Remember the old "candy bar sliders" that we used to make - like 10-15 years ago? I just modified it to fit the snack size candy bar.

A good time was had by all and we will next meet on Tuesday, December 27th. A perfect break during the Christmas time!

Hope you enjoyed these projects as much as we enjoyed making them!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Buckeye Class...

was an absolute BLAST this morning!

Check out a quick video showing the WOW! card we made.


(What do you think? This is my first video IN YEARS!!!)

Hope you enjoy this card as much as we did making it!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Crafters -

Today is Thursday, November 24th, 2016. It is Thanksgiving. A day to spend with friends and families and count our blessings. I know we each have so many...

Last week was a little busy; but busy in a GREAT way. I had a private card class, my monthly Coffee and Cards class, our church Card Ministry finished their annual fundraiser, and I was also blessed to go to Ronald McDonald House to make turkeys with some of the residents.

You see, Stampin'Up! is a sponsor with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Actually, if you look in the back of the catalog, you will see that each year, Stampin'Up! offers an exclusive set and they donate $3 of each stamp set purchased!

I'm the Lead Demonstrator with the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. Something I take very serious. We schedule a monthly date with the residents and we craft. Stampin'Up! recommends that we are there for only two hours, including set up and tear down. Some months other demonstrators volunteer; other months, I'm the sole demo.

The last couple of months, I have incorporated chocolate into our crafting projects. Let me tell you! Chocolate gets them REALLY crafting! :)  Even the boys come over to make the projects! It's been absolutely wonderful!

Well, Sunday, November 13th, was the November crafting day. Want to see what they made?
Turkeys made by the kids

Turkeys made by the kids

And the kids were SO great! We had a little bit of difficulty getting these little guys to smile for my camera. So the kids were off screen telling the turkeys to "say gobble-gobble! say gobble-gobble!" I think it made the turkeys smile so pretty for the camera! Thank you to all the kids who made the turkeys!

We put our stuffing of snack size M&Ms into the turkeys too. (The crafting boys and I decided that it was turkey poop - LOTS of smiles, even from the pre-teens!)

And finally, this is all I had left, after bringing 40 turkeys! I left them at the front counter for the residents.
My turkeys - left at the front desk for residents!

Our next crafting day will be Sunday, December 11th. I look forward to seeing other demonstrators at the crafting and hope to bring more smiles to the residents.

So then,
just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord,
continue to live your lives in him,
rooted and built up in him,
strengthened in the faith as you were taught,
and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Coffee and Cards - November 19th

Crafters -

Saturday is my Coffee and Cards class. I just LOVE the card designs!

Want to see a little sneak peek of one of the cards?

LOVE it - with all the sparkles!

I cut a few extras, so if you still want to attend, just let me know by 3pm Eastern TODAY (November 18th)!

See you soon!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Buckeye Class!

You know that I have been making all kinds of items with the Curvy Box die!

Brutus, by far, has been my best seller at the Craft Fairs. So it got me thinking...

Brutus. Buckeyes. Football. Chocolate buckeyes!

I seem to recall that there is a game on Saturday, November 26th. 10 days from now. Maybe you have heard about it? And, my husband makes the ABSOLUTE BEST BUCKEYES, hands down! He didn't even share the recipe with me until AFTER our 15th wedding anniversary!

Well, he said he would make buckeyes for me for this one-day only class!

So, who would like to come to a special Buckeye class? This will be on Saturday, November 26th, from 9a-12p. Kickoff is at noon, so you will still make it home in time for the halftime show!

We will be making my version of Brutus using the Curvy Box Die, a Christmas card for your favorite Buckeye, and one additional item (it's a surprise!). And, you will be able to take home a CHOCOLATE  buckeye to place inside Brutus for your favorite Buckeye THAT DAY! There will also be a few chocolate buckeyes to snack on - we must do quality control before we give them out! :)

This class will be $15 BUT WAIT! Stampin'Up! will also be offering an ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA during this time! So, when you place your minimum order DURING THE CLASS, your class fee will be waived! Free chocolate and you get to save money by ordering during the Online Extravaganza? Win-Win-SCORE! (*Note - The order will be placed after the class. With the Online Extravaganza, sale items are only available for a short time.)

You must RSVP by Wednesday, November 23rd (day before Thanksgiving) so I have everything cut, ready, and there are PLENTY of chocolate buckeyes to share! Not able to attend? No problem! I will also be offering an online version. You will just miss out on the good chocolate buckeyes that my husband makes! :(

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Brutus Buckeye - O-H!


Yes! It is football season! Now, I know it is football season all over the country, but here in Central Ohio, we have this little team called the Buckeyes. Perhaps you have heard of them?  :)

Well, Brutus is a FAVORITE here in Columbus! He is EVERYWHERE!

Guess what I made for this weekend's Craft Fair?


This little guy is all over pinterest and the internet. I'm not sure who the first one was who made him, but I'm so glad he or she did!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

It's Still Me!


I have been playing with getting my calendars set up for the next few months, and I thought... hmmm.... I really should update my header on my blog. And my Facebook page. And my Stampin'Up! website. It's that whole "if you give a mouse a cookie" type of thing!

Stampin'Up! no longer has My Digital Studio. Which is how I had completed my header all those years ago (I sure do miss MDS too!). SO, this new "Latte Joy Stampers" is from a bag I had made YEARS ago!

You see my team is called the Latte Joy Stampers. I do like coffee and, I'm not sure I should admit this, but... I like my coffee just a little tiny bit. "Hi! My name is Dawn, and I LOVE coffee!" :)

So, since this graphic is on my bag that I carry around town, and I've always liked it... Well... I decided to place it on my business pages.

AND, I've even revised my Calendar to use it - AND a QR code (thank you for my teenager who understands technology!).

Check me out!
November 2016 Calendar

Hope you enjoy this new graphic!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Stitched Shapes Framelits - Stampin' Up!

What a GREAT November 1st, huh?

Two years ago, we had SNOW in October. Today, it is absolutely beautiful outside! I should be doing some yard work, but... well... I don't really want to. I'll think about it tomorrow...

AND - did you see? Stampin'Up! has a new item that will be in the BIG catalog come June 2017. You know how great Stampin'Up! is, right? Well, guess what?! They are allowing us to ORDER IT beginning today! That's like OVER six extra months that we can use this!!!! HOW GREAT IS THAT?!

Want to see what the new item is? It is called Stitched Shapes Framelits (click to order).
Stitched Shapes Framelits - LOVE THEM!

And here is a screen shot from the Stampin' Up! video - so you can see how great they are!
This is a screen shot from the video Stampin'Up! made.
REALLY shows off the framelits!

And they even have a nice little video to go along with it! Brandi is just so perky! (if you are reading this via email, you will need to go to my blog to watch the video. For some reason, videos do not show in the emails...)

And finally, and this really is a nice little bit of icing on the cake, BUT for the month of November only, we can order a few select stamp sets that coordinate with these framelits - and SAVE 25% on the retail price! SCORE!!!! You can see the selected stamp sets by clicking HERE. This is the flyer that they have provided which lists each of the stamp set AND their page numbers in the Holiday catalog and the big catalog!
Stitched from the Heart PromotionNovember 2016

I know, right?! Isn't it wonderful? It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...  :)