Thursday, December 24, 2009

Candy Count-downs...

At our house, our kids look forward to these every year. In fact, when I made the Advent calendar this year, they said, "but we're still going to do the candy count-downs, right?" LOL Basically, I use a long piece of plastic wrap, cut it in half lengthwise, and place the pieces of candy along it (each child chooses their favorite type of candy for this). Then I "roll" the plastic wrap around the candy like a long tube, tie small bits of ribbon in between each piece of candy, and attach a decorative top. They get to remove and enjoy one piece of candy per day up until Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Build-a-Bear cards for MOPS kids...

As the Moppet Coordinator for our church (basically the person in charge of childcare for our Mothers of Pre-Schoolers group), I made a bunch of these cards recently. I intend to send them to each of the kids on their birthdays. The bears slide in/out of the "sleeping bags". I totally copied this idea, but don't know who made them originally, or I'd give credit to them.

Rose magnets...

When I was at a Stampin' Up! convention about 6 years ago, one of the items I received was an adorable 3-D butterfly magnet made by Kelli Purky. I've wanted to make these ever since, but seem to never "get around to it". This year, I made some even though I didn't really have the time. I love them! I followed the directions found at Amy Celona's blog (

Test Tubes with Jelly Beans...

These I made for a gift exchange recently. I wanted to use larger test tubes, but they were more expensive (this was supposed to be a $1 swap), so I went with the smaller ones.

Purse with cards set

This is a project I made using the directions made and sold by Becky Roberts ( This was a really fun project to make!

Advent Calendar - 2009

I've wanted to make one of these for a couple of years now, and finally made the time to put one together this year. I followed the directions posted on for this.

Monday, February 23, 2009

List of all items for sale - very long! - updated 3/3/09

I recently ended my time as a SU demonstrator, and am now in the process of cleaning out YEARS worth of craft supplies. I have the following items for sale. All of the paper packs and simply scrappin' kits listed below are still in the original shrink-wrap, and have never been opened. My home is smoke free. I have a lot of punches and various cardstocks, also, but have only listed the full packs here. If you're interested in partial kits/paper packs, please let me know! If you're in the Seattle area...e-mail and we can set up a time for you to actually stop by and browse!
Prices listed do not include shipping.

I gladly accept checks, money orders, PayPal (or cash, if you're local!)

Designer series paper: $8.00 each
Tempting Turquoise prints
Maine Blueberry

Simply Scrappin' kits: $16.00 each
Crew Kids boy (2 available)
Crew Kids girl (2 available)
Creative License (2 available)

On Board Simon lower - new in packaging) - $10.00

A is for Adorable - $10
A to Z Accents - $10
A Light Heart - $10
All About Occasions - $8
All About U - $10
All Through the Year - $10
Alphabet Soup (new, unmounted) - $10
Alphabits - $10
Alphadots & Alphadot Numbers - $25
Beautiful Thing, A - $10
Because of You - $10 each (2 sets - one is new, unmounted)
Big Pieces - $15
Birthday Whimsy - $10 (new, unmounted)
Border Builders - $10
By Definition Background - $10
Burst into Bloom - $8
Cardinal Christmas - $15
Cause for Celebration - $15
Close to Nature - $8
Day-to-Day Flexible Phrases - $10
DD Bold Butterfly - $15
Delightful Doodles - $8
Doodle That - $8
Doodle This - $15
Echoes of Kindness - current hostess set - $15
Event Full - $10
Fantastic Foliage - $10 (stained)
Festive Favorites - $10
Festive Four - $8
Floral (background) - $10
Flower for all Seasons, A - $7
For a Friend - $10 (new, unmounted)
Fresh Cuts - $10
Friendship Blooms - $5 (stained)
From the Kitchen of - $15
Fun Filled - $5 (stained)
Good Times - $15
Happiness (background) - $10
Happiness Always - $15
Happy Blessings - $10
Happy Everything - $10
Headline Alphabet & Numbers - $30
Heartfelt Thanks - $17
It's a Date - $10
It's all Good - $5
Kind Thoughts - $15
Letterpress Alphabet - $20
Lifes's a Breeze - $15
Little Layers - $10
Live Like You Mean It - $5
Long-time Friend - $15
Looks Like Spring - $20
Lots of Thoughts - $10 each (2 sets, one new, unmounted)
Love It - $10
Make it Count - $10
Merry and Bright - $5
Mini Messages - $5
Older & Wiser - $20
Organic Grace - $5
Pick-a-Petal - $20
Pocket Full of Posies - $5
Polka Dots & Paisley - $10
Quick & Cute - $5
Seeing Spots - $10
Shape Ups - $8
Simply Said - $15
Smitten - $10
Smorgasborders - $5
So Much - $10
Sparkling Summer - $15
Stamped from the Heart - $8
Stem Sayings - $12
Sweet & Sassy - $10
Sweet Sampler - $10
Tags & More - $10
Taking Care of Business - $15
Travel Time - $20
Tree for all Seasons, A - $5
Thoroughly Thankful - $10 - stained
Warm Words - $12
Word by Word background - $10
Word Search background - $10

Retired SU ribbons (still with plastic wrap on all of them):
25 yds on each spool

3/8" Burgundy organdy - $3
3/8" Navy organdy - $3
3/8" Olive organdy - $3

I also have 7 different bags from Daily Windows ( ) - these are perfect for advertising your business. I bought them thinking my friends and I would use them at convention, but we did something different instead. These have never been used. If you are interested in pics/dimensions/prices, please let me know. I have their Daily Carry All, The Urban Sport Tote, the Eight Days a Week, Systematic Success, Art on your Backpack, Very Necessary Mini, and their All Around Classic Tote.

Regular wheels ($3 each)
Daffodil Blossoms (non-SU - never been used)
Daisy Field
Garden Annuals
Lily Pad - some staining

Jumbo wheels ($4 each)
Basics Outline
Nature Hike
Rough Texture
Something Fishy
Spot On
Sweet Stars

Eyelets available...

I'm asking $3 each for the following containers of eyelets (these are all partial packs!):

Basic (with black,white, red, sahara)- 2 partial packs
Earth Elements (caramel, more mustard, really rust, and olive)
Fresh Favorites I (apricot, rose red, turquoise, and not quite navy?)
Fresh Favorites II (saffron, artichoke, rose red, and ballet blue?)
Large Hearts (with white, pretty in pink, pink passion, and real red)
Soft Subtles I (pretty in pink, banana, mellow moss, perfect plum)
Small Flowers (with Pretty in Pink, White, Lavender, and Banana)
Stars (with silver, real red, summer sun, and brilliant blue)
Triangles (with silver, gable green, turqouise, and orange)

$2 each for another partial pack of star eyelets (no silver in this one...just red, blue, and yellow)
$2 for a full pack of SU neutrals beads (these are mostly white, clear and silver)
$1 for package of brads with only silver diamonds and copper mini brads

Lots of punches...

I realize that the typing I added to these pictures just really doesn't show up very well. I'm asking $5 each for large punches (top picture and 2nd from the top pic), $3 each for medium punches (3rd from the top), and $1 each for the small punches (bottom picture).