Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Last Day!

Did you notice that it is Wednesday?  Wow, that week passed fast!  I guess taking a little trip to my son's house for Thanksgiving helped it go faster.  Plus, I have been busy getting a Christmas tree up downtown at the Smith-Trahern Mansion for their Christmas Tree lane.
We had such a nice visit in Memphis with my son and his wife.  This was her first year of cooking a Thanksgiving dinner so she was nervous but she did great.  She bought a pre-cooked turkey even though I told her it was real easy to cook a turkey.  She didn't want to touch the "innards".  Right before we were ready to eat she put the corn in the microwave to heat up and completely forgot it!  I put it in the fridge about 9 that evening.  She also forgot the sweet potatoes until someone asked about them so she got them out of the oven but didn't think about the corn.  It was canned corn which I'm not crazy about since I grow my own corn and it is so much better so I didn't care about not having corn.  The late sweet potatoes tasted mighty good though.  The rolls were heated up by my son.  He forgot and left them in the oven too long.  I made the deviled eggs.  The plate was full when I sat them on the table, someone couldn't wait to eat them!
The theme this year for the trees at the mansion was Shakespeare.  WHAT????  I decided that the pleated rosettes would resemble those collars he has on in the pictures so I went with that.  I found the little crystal (ok, they are actually plastic) nativity ornaments and knew they would be perfect in the front of the rosettes.  I punched glitter stars to cover the center.  I didn't include the top of the tree in the picture, which was taken from my cell phone, because I haven't gotten/made anything yet.  I want an angel or star in silver or white.  I'll take a better picture with a real camera when it is finished.
Want to rack up the last of the bargains for the Online Extravaganza?  Go to my website and shop before 11:50 tonight!  I have a couple of other things I need to get so if you live locally you can get your order to me and I'll include it when I order.  That would need to be before 10 tonight, I plan to be in bed before 11:50!

There are 3 special items that are 20% off today only.  I've been collecting the blocks but haven't gotten the case for them yet.  I will definitely have that on my order today!  It is regularly $16.95 but will be $13.56 today.  You can also get a discount on the whole block set (reg $66.95, sale price $53.56) or the Stack and Store Caddy which is regularly $34.95 but is on sale for $27.96 today.  There are still lots of 20 - 50% off items on the list, 6 punches, a couple of dies, paper and lots of stamps.  There are some embellishments on the list too.  I reckon this is a great time to shop for yourself or your crafty friends!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cyber Monday ends Wednesday!

Well, Cyber Monday is over.  It is straight up midnight as I type this.  I know, I need to get to bed!  But if you haven't racked up on the bargains from Stampin' Up's Online Extravaganza it isn't too late.  Our sale goes until Wednesday night at 11:50.  That is Mountain Time.  Don't forget to check out the deals, there are lots of stamp sets but also 6 punches and a couple of dies and an embossing folder as well as paper and other goodies.  The list is in my last post so just scroll on down to it.  Don't miss out!

Have you tried the Cookie Press?  I love them, they are so fun!  They are on sale for 30% off until Wednesday night.  This set is the Special Events set, on sale for $11..87.  The set comes with the nice wooden handle and would make a great Christmas present.

The Cupcake Punch is another fun goodie to get while it is on sale.  The Petite Pennants Punch, Blossom Petals Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Decorative Label Punch as well as the 1" Square punch are all included in this sale.  I love punches!

I have a calendar class that I will be teaching Monday morning and Tuesday night.  It is a cute 4X4 calendar that you can give as a great little Christmas present.  I will have all  pieces cut and punched and ready for you to assemble.  Here are a couple of the pages!

Monday morning will be at 10 and Tuesday night will  start at 6:30.  The calendars will be $15 for the one you make in class and $8 for each kit you want to buy to make at home.  Email me to sign up for the class, wrightplace4 @ mindspring dot com  I get some spam comments that, thankfully, my blog sends into a spam folder and I don't want them spamming my email too.  I'm sorry that you will have to adjust the email address to email me to sign up but I don't need any more spam than I already get!  I bet you totally understand, I've never heard anyone say they like spam emails!!

Well, it is 12:35, I reckon I better head to bed.  I have a Christmas tree to decorate tomorrow!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November Classes

Wow, it has been a busy couple of weeks since I posted!  First of all, thanks for your orders on Oct 29th to help Stampin' Up break it's single day sales record.  They totally shattered their record!  They average sales of 14,000 stamps a day.  That's a BUNCH of stamps!  Of course, many days during Sale-a-Bration are more than that but that is the average.  Monday, Oct 29th they sold 193,000 stamp sets!  Wow, I can't even imagine what a pile of stamps that big would look like!  It is so nice to help break records, I wonder if Guinness would publish that one . . .

November 19th Stampin' Up will release their Holiday Online Shopping Extravaganza!  Stay tuned for details.  You won't want to miss out on the sales on the creative supplies you need.

I have 3 classes scheduled the next 2 weeks of November.  Here are the cards we will be doing Tuesday, Nov 20 at 6:30PM in a Christmas Card class.  You will be able to make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs, class fee is $15.
On Monday, Nov 19 at 10AM I will be teaching a Christmas Gifts Class.  It will feature this fun soap flowers box.  Yes, the flowers are soap!  You can make your flowers from Poinsettias for Christmas decorating or from other colors if you want to use it as a gift.  It is fun to have this cute box by the sink and pick up a flower to wash your hands with!
Another gift will be the flower pin.  I always sew the flowers together but you can glue them if you want to.  You can choose lace or several colors of tapestry to make 2 pins.  They are beautiful gifts, and look great on a coat or jacket lapel.  The last gift will be the popular Magic Reindeer Food.  You will make 2 cute tags with the poem on the back and place your sparkly oats in 2 plastic test tubes. This class will be $20

In the Gift Card/Cash Holders Class you will make 6 clever holders to present these gifts in style.  On Nov 26th at 10AM we will make gift card holders that will please the recipient almost as much as the money or gift card you put in it!  I will be posting pictures of these fun projects soon.  This class will be $10.  I priced it lower than usual so you could afford all those gift cards  :~)

With Christmas less than 6 weeks away I reckon we all need to get busy with cards and gifts!  I'm glad to help you out a little.  email me to sign up, wrightplace4 @

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Rudolph Needs A Red Nose!

Have you ever been stamping with a stamp that you wanted just a little bit colored a different color?   I wanted to stamp this adorable reindeer from the new No Peeking set in Soft Suede but he needed a red nose.  We used the penguin in my Christmas card class last month and his nose obviously needed to be orange.  Here is the best way to get that accomplished without much trouble at all. 
Ink up the whole stamp in the desired color ink.
Clean off his nose (or the desired area) with a blender pen.  You could also use an Aqua Painter but I think it might be a little more wet than would be best.
Take a marker, using the brush tip and color the area you want to be different. 
Quick and easy!  This is for some test tubes of reindeer food that I am making for a craft fair I'm doing Saturday.  I thought I would post a super quick tutorial since I have been working like crazy trying to get things made for it.  I'll take pictures of my booth and post it when I get home Saturday night.  I'm looking forward to it but stressing because there is so much I want to make and so little time left!

I reckon I need to get back to creating!