Monday, September 15, 2014

Raven Treat Bag

Happy Monday! I wanted to post a treat bag we made Friday night. My friend Mary Huizinga brought this beautiful stamp to the workshop... and this is what we came up with.


The Raven Treat Bag



It is a very large stamp so I inked the stamp with Black StazOn Ink and placed it face up on the table. I gently put the bag on the stamp and rubbed it back and forth to get a clean and crisp image. It took several tries to figure this out. Sometimes crafting is trial and error:o).



For the back side of the bag I used #135350 Kinda Eclectic and Halloween Bash stamp sets (retired) along with the #120907 Decorative Label and #119856 Scallop Oval punches.


I distressed the edges of the Decorative Label and the outside of the bag. Then embellished the image with a rhinestone. TIP: Use a sharpy to color the rhinestone.

The Friday Night Girls

I have to say that this is an AWESOME group of girls that I enjoy crafting with. Lots of stories, laughter and creativity.


Jill and Mary working on Project Life.


Michelle, Julie and Paula making cards.


Lauren and Mary getting organized for the upcoming holidays.


And Mary and Ann working on their albums and cards.


Jill poses again for a pic with me...thanks Ms. Jill!

How many girls are named Mary in these pics? 
If you guessed 3 you are correct. 
What are the odds of having 3 Mary's in a group of 10?

Special Treats

Mary Giehls Hawthorne's photo. 
 
Mary Hawthorne brought these delicious Pumpkin Spice cupcakes with a Cookie Butter Frosting...YUM!!! And Mary Huizinga brought her famous thick and fudgy brownies which disappeared before a pic was taken.


I found a mustache mold at Hobby Lobby and made these treats for the girls in honor of our #133741 Mustache Framelit. The pink and purple were made with Wilton's white chocolate candy melts and the brown were Hershey's milk chocolate candy bars. Simply melt the chocolate in the microwave stir and pour into the mold, refrigerate for 20 minutes. Then pop them out of the mold and put into clear treat bags.

I hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!

Carolyn:o)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/11...We Will Never Forget

The morning of September 11, 2001, was one of our country's worst tragedies.

We honor all those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.

May God continue to Bless America!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Weekly Deals

Happy Wednesday! I wanted to take a few minutes and post our Weekly Deals. And send you a reminder that today is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin for half price.
 
Weekly Deals - September 9
2 Circle Punch by Stampin' Up!
2" Circle Punch
Price: $16.95 $12.71
Blushing Bride Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Blushing Bride Baker's Twine
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter by Stampin' Up!
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Hexagon Punch
Hexagon Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Sweet Treat Embellishment Cups
Sweet Treat Embellishment Cups
Price: $2.95 $2.21
What's Up Punch by Stampin' Up!
What's Up Punch
Price: $16.95 $12.71
World Traveler Photobook Template -- Digital Download
World Traveler Photobook Template - Digital Download
Price: $17.95 $10.70
 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Happy Halloweeny!

Good Morning! I've been working on some crafts this weekend so I put together this cute little card with my Halloween goodies.


Happy Halloweeny Card



I used #131201 Pear Pizzazz card stock along with #135773 Mingle All the Way, #135161 Freaky Friends stamps sets, #132967 Starburst Framelits and #127749 Chevron Embossing Folder.


Don't Forget that Wednesday, September 10
is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin 50% off, Stampin' Up!

 Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before 

September 10, 2014 and get 50% off the first two months!


 After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month  
(shipping included).
Please list me Carolyn Harrel as your demonstrator

McKinney, TX


And I thank you for your support! 
 
Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!

Carolyn:o)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Smarties/Sixers Candy Holder

Good Morning! I wanted to share with you today some treat holders I made last night. I love making treats look festive! So here is the first of many more to come :o).

Smarties/Sixers Candy Holder

These were so much fun to make. I simply took out my #135161 Freaky Friends stamps, #135819 Motley Monsters DSP, #101406 StazOn Jet Black Ink pad along with some solid cardstock and let my imagination run wild with these ghoulish creatures.


Here they are up close and personal.






To make this holder you will need a piece of cardstock that measures 5 3/4" x 3 1/2". Next score at 2 1/8", 2 5/8", 3 1/8". 



Then cut a slit at 1 3/8" and 2" with your scissors. 
Be sure to cut only to the score line.


Your holder should look like this. Notice that the right side is smaller and this is the side you decorate.


Slide your candy in after decorating...it's that easy!


Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!


Carolyn:o)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pouch treat Pockets/Weekly Deals

Good Morning! Today I'd like to show you the treat boxes that were made at the workshop Friday night.

 Moonlight Treat Pouches

These are so cute and fun to make! They measure 2" x 4" and fit a snack sized Hershey bar. I used the #133701 Moonlight DSP paper stack which is 4 1/2" by 6 1/2".



To make the tag for this pocket I used the #134228 Amazing Birthday stamp set, #119854  1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch,#119860 1 3/8" Circle punch, #119861 1 1/4" Circle Punch and the #132173 Banner Framelit.



For this pocket I used the #132173 Banner Framelit, #127811 Scallop Circle punch, #132967 Starburst Framelit and the #133787 Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.



Treat Pouch Template:
You will need a 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece of DSP.
Score on the long side at 1", 1 1/2", 2", 4", 4 1/2" and 5".
Score on the short side 1".
You will then cut off the shaded area, fold the score lines and use sticky strip on the area indicated. 


Mary and Michelle stop and pose for a pic while working on their cute little treat pouches. Thanks girls...you rock!


Weekly Deals for Sept. 2



Back To School Ensemble -- Digital Download
Back To School Ensemble - Digital Download
Price: $17.95 $10.77
Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Molds
Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Molds
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Strawberry Slush Classic In Color Stampin' Ink Refill
Strawberry Slush Classic In Color Stampin' Ink Refill
Price: $2.95 $2.21
White Simply Pressed Clay
White Simply Pressed Clay
Price: $6.95 $5.21




Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!

Carolyn:o)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Work of ART card

Hello! I hope you all are enjoy this weekend. I sure am! Following is another one of the workshop cards we made. It is so simple to create... in a matter of minutes we had this beautiful card.

Work of Art Card


I love the simplicity of this card. For this card I used the #134114 Work of Art stamp set, #131178 Strawberry Slush and #126980 Basic Black stamp pads. Simply stamp the image 3 times...starting at the top working your way down. Do not re-ink the stamp (the image lightens with each stamp). Then I added a little bling and that is it!


Hope you enjoy...thanks for stopping by!

Carolyn:o)