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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

"Season of Thanks, Season of Blessings, Season of Love"
(Decor Elements on a shadow box filled with fall leaves)
Happy Thanksgiving!
I'm so thankful for my family and friends!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Holiday Gift Packaging Class Projects

The Class Projects, plus the Tag Box

Stocking Gift Card Holder (case'd from Andrea W)

Matchbox using Christmas Cocoa DSP

Pillow Box made with Window Sheets (holds 3 Hershey Nuggets perfectly!)

Box #2 in Old Olive with various DSP

Movers & Shakers Pouch in Rich Razzleberry with Top Note Die in Gable Green (case'd from Lisa F)
I love the Big Shot for making great boxes and containers! 4 of the projects for yesterday's Holiday Gift Packaging Class were made with Big Shot dies. So quick and easy!
The top of the Stocking Gift Card Holder opens and has a spot to tuck a gift card inside. So cute! Thanks Andrea W. for sharing this idea!

And everyone made a set of gift tags and a box to hold them, similar to the one I made with Santa's Belt.

If you have any questions on these projects, let me know!

Friday, November 20, 2009

More on my Tag Boxes...

Close up of the Santa's Belt Box

Close up of the Poinsetta Box

Close up showing the front side of the tags

Close up of the back side of the tags

I'm doing a class tomorrow afternoon where a we'll be making a tag box and gift tags like the ones in the pictures above.  They will make great gifts!   Each box contains 24 tags (6 each of 4 designs) that are 3 layers of cardstock- stamped image on the front, colored cardstock for the middle layer, and then a slightly smaller layer of either white or vanilla on the back with "to: from:" stamped on it- and a gold or silver cord. They are packaged in a gift box that has a divider to keep the 4 designs separate, a clear slide-on cover, and a matching "belt" to hold everything together.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Holiday Gift Packaging Class & Stamping Tip of the Week

I have a Stamp-A-Stack scheduled for this Saturday (the 21st), but I'm going to change it to a "Holiday Gift Packaging" class. We're going to make a box of gift tags similar to the ones pictured above, as well as a few other ways to give some small gifts. Cost will be $20 and the class will be 12:30-3:30. Please sign up by Thursday the 19th so I can have enough supplies ready for everyone. Thanks! Hope to see you on Saturday!

Stamping Tip of the Week:
Did you notice the holes on the top strip of a Stampin’ Up! order form? They make a great template for perfectly spaced brads, eyelets, etc.
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hearing & Service Dogs of MN Graduation

Izzy, Brinks, & Viggo saying hi to each other
Izzy, Brinks, & Viggo posing
"Did you say treat?"

Chase & Izzy

3 of our puppies graduated for Hearing & Service Dogs of MN yesterday! Brinks & Viggo are both service dogs and Izzy is a Hearing Dog. They are all from our Sydne's 1st litter, as is Vern, who graduated this spring and is an Autism Assist Dog. We are so proud!
These pictures are from backstage, before the actual ceremony. We had about an hour to spend with the dogs. We had Izzy until she was about 9 months old- she was Chase's dog. She definitely remembered us, but didn't have as big of a reaction to seeing us again as we thought she might. She's still a petite little girl, but so well behaved! And cute! It was fun seeing her next to her brothers, who we haven't seen since they were 8 weeks old. Viggo is tall and lean and looks very athletic, while everything about Brinks is just big! We saw a little bit of Sydne in all of them and they even have some of her little behaviors!
It is so amazing to see the dogs with their clients and hear about what a difference they make in their lives. It makes all the hard work that goes into raising the puppies worthwhile! We are honored that we can part of the process!
Congratulations to everyone who graduated yesterday! We wish you the best!
If you are interested in finding out more about Hearing & Service Dogs of MN, please go to their website:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Stamping Tip of the Week

Stamping Tip of the Week:

Don’t cover your entire piece with adhesive- just use short pieces on the corners and center. This will save your adhesive and your money!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Stamping Tip of the Week

Chase didn't have school yesterday (in service day) so I thought today was Monday! Oops! Sorry about's the tip of the week:
When coloring with markers, don’t push down on the tip. Be gentle! Your markers will last longer.
Happy Stamping!