Sunday, January 15, 2017

Blooming Love Valentine Day Card - Pink

What crazy weather we are having lately.  We had several days of freezing weather, then snow last night and now today it is so nice and warm outside.  Not that I'm complaining, as I know out west things are not good!  I decided to start making some Valentine Day cards using my Blooming Heart Thinlets.  I had purchased them last year.   The large heart didn't cut right and by the time I got a replacement the holiday was over, so I'm going to make up for lost time.

The first card is very simple and basic, but I love how the soft colors worked together.

I used SU's Crumb Cake for the basic card and Pink Pirouette for the layer.  My heart was cut out in Whisper White.

I used the die from # of Years to cut out my greeting and die cut some small flowers as well decorating them with some rhinestones.  I felt like it needed something else and found some thin twine and tied a simple knot.  I'm happy to say that my thinlet worked like a charm!  Hope everyone is safe and sound with this crazy weather,

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Masculine Birthday Card

I made this card for my daughter's finance whose birthday was in early December and forgot to post it!  I was looking around for some ideas and found this VIDEO on youtube and decided to give it a try.  I really liked how it turned out.

This card was a little out of my comfort level, but I did it and he loved it!  You could make this card using so many different color combinations.  Try it out!

My weekend started out with a bang.  I had entered my Cookie Cutter Candy Canes in Cardztv Challenge #7 - Anything goes and was picked to get a nice PRIZE!!  I can hardly wait to see my new goodies!  We also woke up to some snow, but fortunately we didn't get much!  I spent the rest of the day packing up my Christmas goodies.  I can't believe the holiday is over.  My house looks so empty now without all the lights and decorations.  Now I guess I will start concentrating on Valentine's Day - another one of my favorite holidays!

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Reindeer Tea

I was looking through my pictures and realized I didn't post my containers of Reindeer Tea.  We always make these every year to give out to our friends and family.  We use small canning jars and decorate the tops with a reindeer found on one of our Cricut cartridges.

Depending on the size of the jar, I punch a circle of CS and then glue down the cute little reindeer.  I use my score tape along the ring and add my ribbon of choice and tie a bow.

I add a little tag and then fill it up with the following recipe:

2 cups of ice tea mix with lemon
2 cups of Tang
Cinnamon to taste
1 Tsp. of Ground Ginger

Mix all the above with a whisk and fill the jars.

The ice tea I use has sugar in it, but if you use one that does not just add 1 cup of sugar.  After I fill the jars, I mix in some red hots to add to the flavor.

Put a few teaspoons in a cup with hot water and enjoy!  We enjoy this drink all winter long!

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas Reindeer Note Card

While I'm watching the snow fall down, I thought I would post this cute note card I made.  I gave away several gift cards and decided I wanted to make something other than the usual gift card holders.  I saw these adorable note cards on one of my favorite blogs - Brenda Quintana.  Her video is just great as always!

I thought this note card was so cute!  Putting the little bell on the twine just topped it off for me.  I think I' going to make some for Thank You cards as well.  It is just the perfect size.  Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  Hard to believe that it is behind us already.  I say this every year - I'm going to have to start earlier next year making cards, etc. I'm off to make some more cookies!

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Hot Chocolate Holder

I decided I wanted to make something else for the Wellness Center.  Every year, I usually make some hot chocolate holders.  I saw this VIDEO from Chic N'Scratch and decided to make some.

They came together pretty quick!  I never had the hot chocolate from Sam's Club.  Angie was right - they are pretty good!  I can't believe that I used up most of my Xmas paper this year.  That never happens!  I think this year's paper was especially nice though.

The sentiment I used is from SU that I put together on a block.  Well, they went over big!  I got two empty baskets back today!

Everyone in the Pansy Patch would like to wish and yours a very Merry Christmas!!

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Decorated Candy Canes

I just realized that I didn't post the goodies that I made for my daughter to take to the hospital and Wellness Center.  Boy, things are moving ahead pretty darn quick!  I didn't have a lot of time left to make something for them, so I put together these cute candy canes!

I used my Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and punched out the reindeer in Crumb Cake CS, Santa Claus and the Gingerbread Man in Whisper White.  I only had to color in the nose for the reindeer, and for the gingerbread man I used my Early Espresso ink which made it quick and easy.  Santa was the only one I ended up having to color.

I tied different color ribbons on each stamp and then used my mini glue dots to place the punch out on the candy cane.  Considering I made about 50 it went pretty fast.  Here is a close up of each type finished.

I found a cute little basket and propped them up all ready to travel.

The girls only had a half day today and now they are off until after New Year's.  It is so warm here today, I cannot believe the weather change - but you won't hear any complaints from me!

I entered these candy canes in Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge #7.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Magic Reindeer Food

Well, it is a snowy, rainy and cold day!  We got a few inches of snow overnight, but the weather is suppose to warm up and melt everything - yeah!!  Jennifer wanted me to make her friends some Reindeer Food packets so she could hand them out yesterday at her Christmas Concert!  It was so cute!  She is the smallest one in the group!  They were singing "We Wish you a Merry Xmas" as I knew because she had been practicing it was weeks!  The kids did such a good job and loved the Reindeer Food!

Jennifer helped mixed all the goodies together - oatmeal, raisins, sprinkles - anything edible.  Then I proceeded to make the little boxes to hold the packets.  Every year I make a different variety and this year it was from Chic N' Scratch.  Here is her VIDEO.   Last year I made this one - Magic Reindeer Food.

Here are the packets all finished.  I loved using the Cookie Cutter Christmas.  Since I didn't want the kids to open them before Xmas Eve, I decided to wrap them up again to make it easier for them to take home,

I just put them in a cello bag, tied them up with some ribbon and printed out a sentiment - Merry Christmas - Love Jennifer.

I found an old red basket, decorated it up with some ribbon and doilies and put all the Reindeer Food inside,  Jennifer loved taking it to school.   Well, I hope everyone is having a good weekend and that you are warm and cozy!!

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