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This past Saturday night, my father-in-law unexpectedly passed away. While he had been in fairly poor health for awhile, he was feeling much better. I have no doubt that Marlon and Ardis are together again. Ardis passed away 11 years ago and I know Marlon missed her every day.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we work through the death of another parent/grandparent. We appreciate that so very much.
Doug and Tara
Wow! I'm really excited for this year's Christmas Card Workshop - the cards are fantastic and it's time to get stamping! We are meeting TODAY for the in-person variety, but the good news is you can see all of the cards HERE in case you can't make it to my home. I'm showcasing a few of my very favorites with further photos, too. Here's how it works:
Call or email me to get your card selection order created. I'm looking forward to helping you.
Download Christmas Card Workshop Worksheet 2014 to see all 10 cards and the supplies needed to make them. Contact me with any questions.
And here are a few of my very favorites:
This one just sparkles and shines! Between the silver embossing and the Silver Glimmer Paper...ooooohhhhh.
Simplicity extraordinaire. The colored Basic Rhinestones...with Blendabilities, sets off the gold embossing and filigree frame. Lovely!
Another simple and sweet card. The frosty sequins really set this one apart, and the colors are homey and calm. I love this card!
I recently held a class featuring Project Life. This was a basic class and each attendee picked their card pack with coordinating embellishment kit plus page size (6x8" or 12x12"). I LOVE the simplicity of Project Life. There are DOZENS of card choices to insert into each page along with individual photos. No taping, gluing, or fuss. Here are pages from the book I've started on our pup.
Of course, more "pizzazz" could certainly be added, but the whole point of this class was to create a whole album in a short period of time. It works beautifully! Here's a flyer I put together that helps to define the different levels of embellishment:
Would you like to schedule your own Project Life Made Simple Class? Give me a call and we'll set it up!
Let's throw some summery blooms into our autumn, shall we? I love this set, and I love these colors.
I found a project online and modified by adding one more flower - everything in me said "use an odd number of flowers"! I added some shimmer to this by spraying the dickens out of it with my stand-by (several drops of Silver Encore Refill mixed with 70% alcohol in a Stampin' Spritzer).
I am gaga over September's Paper Pumpkin project. And Halloween isn't even "my" holiday! You could easily make these tags/bags for something else (like the "Eat Something Sweet" stamp included in the kit, or the stamp of your choice) - as the colors are quite universal.
What's another great thing about being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? Subscribers can order past kits/refill kits! This list is fluid, as items do sell out, but HERE'S A LINK to past kits that are currently available. You may order any time through my Online Store or by emailing/calling me. I'm happy to help! For those who haven't subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, you may do so using THIS LINK. These kits have come A LONG WAY and I always look forward to what's coming in my mailbox each month.
I went to a Pokeno game night on Friday and we were to bring a $10 gift, wrapped. PERFECT! I inserted yummy chocolate and a $10 gift card. Doug thinks the pouches look like phone holders - so if you feel so inclined...
I ordered a bunch of extra kits because these are just so darling. I can't wait to hand these out! Jump onto the Paper Pumpkin wagon today - the kits are fantastic!
Hey! Did you realize that Saturday, October 11th is right around the corner? What's significant about this date, you ask? It's my annual Christmas Card Workshop ~ Part 1!!!
At this event, you choose from a bunch of gorgeous Christmas cards, order the supplies to make them in your desired quantity, then I CUT THE CARDSTOCK FOR YOU. Woot! In November (Saturday, November 8th, to be exact), we have a pot-luck and stamp day where you make all of your Christmas cards.
This may be one of the cards to choose from this year. It was created by LeeAnn and I think it's lovely!
And it's so easy to make, too! If you'd like to attend this preparation event in October, click here. I hope to see you soon!
Can you tell that autumn is on the way? My main barometer...I get the itch to try new recipes. But let's start with this great idea from Michelle - she made me this card and it's LOVELY! So full of texture and color.
This stamp set is awesome! One of my favorite things about it is NO hand cutting of the images! That is a huge bonus in my book. :-)
You can get the stamp set separately from the coordinating framelits, or you can save 15% and get BOTH in a bundle. This set is photopolymer - I have become a huge fan of this type of stamp...the perfect positioning is so easy! Scroll to the bottom of this post for all of the supplies used on this lovely card.
And now...for the great autumn recipe! I tweaked this (notes are in red) from the original and it was DELICIOUS & SIMPLE!
ONE-POT WONDER TOMATO AND BASIL PASTA
Brown the sausage in a large stock pot. It doesn't necessarily need to be cooked through. Transfer to a plate covered in paper towel to drain. Set aside.
Saute onions and mushrooms in stock pot, along with approximately 2 Tbls olive oil until softened. This will add A LOT of nice flavor to the final one-pot wonder meal.
Pour in broth and tomatoes. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and oregano. Return browned sausage to the pot. Stir.
Add pasta - NOTE: I broke mine in half to better fit in the pot. I know this is a cardinal sin in the cooking world...but I'm not a chef, so I did it! :-) Stir.
Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low simmer and keep covered for about 5 minutes. Remove lid and continue to cook until pasta is al dente. Depending on the thickness of the pasta you use, this could take a few minutes up to another 10 minutes. The longer it goes, the thicker the sauce becomes (yum!) and the richer the flavors.
While cooking, taste and season with salt and pepper to suit. Once cooked to desired tenderness, add basil leaves and stir. Garnish with parmesan cheese as desired.
Perfect served with salad or fruit, plus bread with dipping oil.
Approximately 6 servings
Printable recipe: Download One Pot Wonder Recipe
I created this card for my latest Card Cafe' Class. It uses the fantastic Festival of Trees photopolymer stamp set - and it's not a Christmas card! Yes, this is a versatile set...love it!
I love this Washi Tape package (used two of the three designs)! It's whimsical and great for general occasions...again, not just for Christmas!
Each piece of Washi Tape is wrapped around the right side of the top layer - about 1/4" or so. I wrap around the edge whenever possible because the look is so clean. To anchor the ribbon, I put one Mini Glue Dot on one end and wrapped it around the card front, as well. The rest is "free", but it is set into place with the Dimensionals that pop up the tree. This way, glue dots are not visible. Yay!
To emphasise the tree a bit more, I lightly sponged the edges after punching. Add a few Basic Rhinestones, and you have a lovely thank you card!
This stamp set is really EASY and fun to work with!
I saw this great card layout on Pinterest and recreated it with a different color and saying. The Dotty Angles set features two photopolymer stamps - I only stamped the dots once. Simple!
The greeting and framelets go together for another simple add-on. Just Sayin' features multiple bubble sayings/thoughts with a coordinating framelit. I love that because I don't need to hand-cut anything out! You could make this card with nearly any color combination...pair it with some Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, a bit of bling and shimmer, and you are all set!