Sunday, September 22, 2013


It seems like everytime we have a special event, we have new recipes to share with everyone.  This time we have a Jewish Pound cake made by Sandy and a Broccoli - cauliflower salad made by Irene. Go to the recipe tab to find the great recipes.  

Gate-fold card

This card was made by Lori
 Frosted paper, snowflakes, Merry & Bright C1510 (words) sparkles clear flourishes made this card special.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Penquin ornament card

This card was made by Betty.............She used the Love Life swirl D1482 and the Wintry Wishes
C1560 a special Hostess stamp set that is at a very special price.  The ornament and the white circle was cut with Cricut.  The neat part about this card is that the ornament can be used on the tree or on a package.  Washi tape was used on the inside to secure the tag.  Contact me for the exact cutting directions.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Joy Christmas card

Joy card 
This card features September stamp of the month.  The words were stamped with Slate grey and then stamped again with cranberry red at just the word Joy.  Red shimmer tape was placed over the words  HO HO HO.  That was mounted on a piece of frosted B&T paper.  A 1"x5" strip of cranberry red paper was scalloped using our new scallop punch.  Christmas border, pondorosa pine  was cut with the new "Artbooking" Cricit cartridge.  I went into the craft room and made it 3" wide.  The card base was white daisy cardstock.  If you want the file for this or other information, just let me know.  

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Card #2 and #3 made at the Christmas card Extravaganza
these are two of the quick card that we made, thanks to the Cricut we can cut out 
words, flowers and overlays and make quick cards.
Noel was cut at 1" pg 79 Artiste cartridge.  Pointsettia was cut at 1 1/2" red and green page 80.
The top layer 1 1/4" red. 

 The overlay snowflake was cut with the new Artbooking Cricut cartridge, page 73 shift real dial size.  I changed the settings to 70mm so the overlay would fit exactly on the card.  Add a sparkle and some shimmer trim and the words. Very easy.....check back tomorrow for more cards.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Extrav Christmas card #1

Card #1
I cut the deer out with Artbooking at 2 1/2", the trees and words  were from Frosted Card Workshop on the go. Prisma glitter was added to the snow that was sponged with crystal glue.  

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Christmas card making day

Check out our raffle table, half of the prizes had chocolate in them.  We love our chocolate!  

This was a small sample table of new products.  

Busy making Christmas cards, some were quick and some took alittle longer.     

Saturday, September 14, 2013

We had a great day at our Annual Christmas Card Extravaganza!
Thanks to all consultants, excellent team work and to our great guests, you made our day so special. 
Here are the raffle items that I made using the Cricut. The Happy Thanksgiving plate was made by using Artbooking and the Cricut craft room.  I welded the words together and cut them out with our glitter paper.
You can't see on the Trick or Treat plate that I used the black glitter paper for the house and fence.  The bats were cut with black vinyl.  

One of my favorite cuts with the Artbooking cartridge is the deer. This can be personalized, "The Houcks"
 I used the deer on one of the cards I made. Watch for pictures of all the cards we made today,  Now I need to get some rest and find my bag of cards that we all made.  So proud of my team!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Joyful Stars September Blog hop

Welcome to the September Joyful Stars blog hop. Just hop from blog to blog and check out the great projects everyone has made.  

I decided to show you examples of the Stitch Guide
and foam mat.  Z1852 and Z1859  15 inches long.
Notice the stitching across the top
and on either side of the give thanks 
The stamp set is Happy Autumn D1550, I will be using this set at Tuesday's class. Another item I used was the bronze shimmer trim, new to this catalog.  Z1849
Sorry, the examples don't show up to well, you can make kinds of different shapes using the piercing tool and the stitch guide.
Another cut from Artbooking Cricut cartridge is this tree.  You can make this into a 12x12 album or a card of any size.  The neat part of this you can cut the tree with the frame and cut just the tree and you will have leaves to put in the tree.  The paper I used is Sarita, using both sides. X7171B

Now hop over to Nickie's blog and see what she created.

Joyce Houck      

Nickie Hoffer    

Krista Hershberger

Stephanie Huber

Helen Gullett     

Cindy Leek                                  

Elizabeth Mindemann

Meredith Hainsworth

Lori Meadows  

Betty Locco      

Nancy Brown   

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

September special

WOW look at this deal.....
Item                        Price                            Value
Artbooking bundle                  $99                   $125
  'YOU ARE MY HAPPY"  TRIO   $10                   $47.90     
Sept Stamp of the month                     $5                    $17.95                                         Total                                                         $114                                       $190.85
all before tax and shipping

This month only, contact me or go to my website enter Artbooking and you will prompted to receive all of your other goodies.

Monday, September 2, 2013

 September National Stamping Special.......get 3 these three stamp sets for $10. Go to my website for all the details.