Sweet Season – Stampin’ Up! Card

Sweet Season

Hello Stampers,

Question, are you a white lights person or multi-colored lights person?  I love the look of all white lights as an adult, but as a child multi-colored lights were my favorite.  Now that I think about it, I don’t think we had all white light back then.  We had the large bulb lights which had to be screwed in.  Also if you took one out the whole line went out.  I remember countless hours spent with my Dad screwing in bulbs and unscrewing bulbs.  It was all part of the our holiday season.  Now that my Dad has passed on that memory has turned into a fond one I would love to relive.

For my card today I wrapped white lights around the candy canes and gave them a bit of a glow.  Also, adding a shadow to the middle of the candy canes give them some a rounded look.  What a fun project!

YOU CAN SEE JUST HOW TODAY’S PROJECT WAS CREATED IN TODAY’S STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL.  SEE HOW TO GET IT AND 11 OTHER TUTORIALS FROM THIS MONTH FREE OR FOR PURCHASE BELOW.  LEARN TECHNIQUES YOU CAN APPLY TO YOUR OTHER STAMPING PROJECTS AS WELL.  

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OWL BRANCH

PLACE A $50 MERCHANDISE ORDER BETWEEN November 1, 2018 AND November 30, 2018 USING HOSTESS CODE A6W4YVXA AND RECEIVE THE ENTIRE MONTH OF TUTORIALS (AT LEAST 12) FREE OF CHARGE VIA E-MAIL.  THAT’S NOT ALL KEEP READING!

ALONG WITH ALL 12 OF THE PROJECT TUTORIALS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, YOU WILL GET A RECAP OF ALL OF THEM AT THE END OF THE MONTH YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE 1 VIRTUAL TOKEN FROM ME FOR EACH $50 IN MERCHANDISE PURCHASED WITH YOUR ORDER.   **COLLECT 10 TOKENS AND RECEIVE A FREE STAMP SET OF YOUR CHOICE UP TO A $30 VALUE FROM ME WITH MY CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM.
TO RECEIVE THIS OFFER PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: A6W4YVXA WHEN PLACING YOUR ORDER.   $150+ ORDER: PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE.  YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY FOR THE 12 FREE TUTORIALS FOR THE MONTH PLUS THE TOKENS. 
 **Please note tokens expire after 2 years.
Snow is Glistening  Spirited Snowman  Winter Bluff  Friendship Tree  2018 Sleigh Ride  Winter Path  Stuck in the Snow  Sweet Season
The first eight tutorials in this month’s set of 12.  Four more fun and creative projects to come!
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Easy Homemade Pie Crust

DSC_0003Hello All,

With the holidays approaching quickly, we know it is BAKING SEASON!

I thought I would share a recipe for the yummiest pie crust.  This recipe makes  16 good sized crusts which you can put in your freezer and have on hand anytime you wish to make a sweet or savory pie.  I’m not kidding when I say it is yummy, you may have a friend who comes to see you each time they are in need of a pie crust wanting to shop in your freezer.   You will also be asked over and over for the recipe.

Don’t be scared by the size of this recipe it pulls together easy and the crusts will stay good for a very long time in your freezer.  Remember if you make double crust pies this is good for 8.  🙂  My favorite thing to make with this crust is cherry pie or chicken pot pie, mmmmmm.

Easy Homemade Pie Crust, makes 16

  • (1) 5 lb bag of all purpose flour (hold back 2 cups)
  • 4 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. + 2 tps. Salt
  • (1) 3 lb can of vegetable shortening
  • 4 Tbsp. Vinegar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Water
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour (don’t forget to take out 2 cups and use it for something else)
  2. Add the sugar and saltDSC_0001
  3. Add the shortening and combine it with the flour mixture using a pastry cutter.
  4. In a separate bowl combine the Vinegar, Eggs and Water
  5. Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture (take your jewelry off and mix it with your hands)DSC_0002
  6. Mix it all into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  7. Divide Dough into 16 balls, wrap in plastic wrap and then put them into a 2 gallon freezer bag and in the freezer they go.DSC_0004
  8. To use, take a crust out of the freezer and put in the refrigerator over night.  It will be ready to use the next day.  🙂

Enjoy!

I’ll be back later with my next stamping project.

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OWL BRANCH

PLACE A $50 MERCHANDISE ORDER BETWEEN November 1, 2018 AND November 30, 2018 USING HOSTESS CODE A6W4YVXA AND RECEIVE THE ENTIRE MONTH OF TUTORIALS (AT LEAST 12) FREE OF CHARGE VIA E-MAIL.  THAT’S NOT ALL KEEP READING!

ALONG WITH ALL 12 OF THE PROJECT TUTORIALS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, YOU WILL GET A RECAP OF ALL OF THEM AT THE END OF THE MONTH YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE 1 VIRTUAL TOKEN FROM ME FOR EACH $50 IN MERCHANDISE PURCHASED WITH YOUR ORDER.   **COLLECT 10 TOKENS AND RECEIVE A FREE STAMP SET OF YOUR CHOICE UP TO A $30 VALUE FROM ME WITH MY CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM.
TO RECEIVE THIS OFFER PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: A6W4YVXA WHEN PLACING YOUR ORDER.   $150+ ORDER: PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE.  YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY FOR THE 12 FREE TUTORIALS FOR THE MONTH PLUS THE TOKENS. 
 **Please note tokens expire after 2 years.
Snow is Glistening  Spirited Snowman  Winter Bluff  Friendship Tree  2018 Sleigh Ride  Winter Path  Stuck in the Snow
The first seven tutorials in this month’s set of 12.  Five more fun and creative projects to come!
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Huge Hugs,

Stuck in the Snow – Stampin’ Up! Card

Stuck in the Snow

Hello Stampers,

Here in my neck of the woods we had our first dusting of snow which put me in the mood to create this blustery wintery scene for my card today.  You know it’s really cold and the wind is really blowing when the snowflakes get stuck in the snow. 🙂    But it makes for a beautiful Winter scene using the limited time offer, Snow is Glistening stamps and dies (see bottom of post for the details).

YOU CAN SEE JUST HOW TODAY’S PROJECT WAS CREATED IN TODAY’S STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL.  SEE HOW TO GET IT AND 11 OTHER TUTORIALS FROM THIS MONTH FREE OR FOR PURCHASE BELOW.  LEARN TECHNIQUES YOU CAN APPLY TO YOUR OTHER STAMPING PROJECTS AS WELL.  

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FULL SUPPLY LIST FOR THIS PROJECT (CLICK ON ITEMS TO VIEW)

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OWL BRANCH

PLACE A $50 MERCHANDISE ORDER BETWEEN November 1, 2018 AND November 30, 2018 USING HOSTESS CODE A6W4YVXA AND RECEIVE THE ENTIRE MONTH OF TUTORIALS (AT LEAST 12) FREE OF CHARGE VIA E-MAIL.  THAT’S NOT ALL KEEP READING!

ALONG WITH ALL 12 OF THE PROJECT TUTORIALS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, YOU WILL GET A RECAP OF ALL OF THEM AT THE END OF THE MONTH YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE 1 VIRTUAL TOKEN FROM ME FOR EACH $50 IN MERCHANDISE PURCHASED WITH YOUR ORDER.   **COLLECT 10 TOKENS AND RECEIVE A FREE STAMP SET OF YOUR CHOICE UP TO A $30 VALUE FROM ME WITH MY CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM.
TO RECEIVE THIS OFFER PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: A6W4YVXA WHEN PLACING YOUR ORDER.   $150+ ORDER: PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE.  YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY FOR THE 12 FREE TUTORIALS FOR THE MONTH PLUS THE TOKENS. 
 **Please note tokens expire after 2 years.
Snow is Glistening  Spirited Snowman  Winter Bluff  Friendship Tree  2018 Sleigh Ride  Winter Path  Stuck in the Snow
The first seven tutorials in this month’s set of 12.  Five more fun and creative projects to come!
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Oh No! These Stampin’ Up! Products are Almost Gone!

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Toward the end of a catalog, there is always a risk that products will sell out without enough time to reorder and restock inventory before the catalog sales period ends. This usually happens when demand is higher than it was forecasted. After a small snafu during an upgrade of Stampin’ Up!’s inventory management system, though, several products are at high risk of early depletion.

If any of the following items are on your wish list for this Holiday Season, I suggest you place an order TODAY to grab them up before they are gone – and they will be gone quick!

Click on the items below for more information or to shop now.

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OWL BRANCH

PLACE A $50 MERCHANDISE ORDER BETWEEN November 1, 2018 AND November 30, 2018 USING HOSTESS CODE A6W4YVXA AND RECEIVE THE ENTIRE MONTH OF TUTORIALS (AT LEAST 12) FREE OF CHARGE VIA E-MAIL.  THAT’S NOT ALL KEEP READING!

ALONG WITH ALL 12 OF THE PROJECT TUTORIALS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, YOU WILL GET A RECAP OF ALL OF THEM AT THE END OF THE MONTH YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE 1 VIRTUAL TOKEN FROM ME FOR EACH $50 IN MERCHANDISE PURCHASED WITH YOUR ORDER.   **COLLECT 10 TOKENS AND RECEIVE A FREE STAMP SET OF YOUR CHOICE UP TO A $30 VALUE FROM ME WITH MY CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM.
TO RECEIVE THIS OFFER PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: A6W4YVXA WHEN PLACING YOUR ORDER.   $150+ ORDER: PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE.  YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY FOR THE 12 FREE TUTORIALS FOR THE MONTH PLUS THE TOKENS. 
 **Please note tokens expire after 2 years.
Snow is GlisteningSpirited SnowmanWinter BluffFriendship Tree2018 Sleigh RideWinter Path
The first six tutorials in this month’s set of 12.  Six more fun and creative projects to come!
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PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S 12 TUTORIALS

TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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THIS IS A LIMITED TIME OFFER.  CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW! 

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Huge Hugs,

Sleigh Ride 2018 – Stampin’ Up! Card

2018 Sleigh Ride

Hello Stampers,

I have another card featuring the super cute Spirited Snowmen stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  I teamed it up with images from the Hearts Come Home stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  They work perfect together to make this magical scene come to life.  🙂

YOU CAN SEE JUST HOW TODAY’S PROJECT WAS CREATED IN TODAY’S STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL.  SEE HOW TO GET IT AND 11 OTHER TUTORIALS FROM THIS MONTH FREE OR FOR PURCHASE BELOW.  LEARN TECHNIQUES YOU CAN APPLY TO YOUR OTHER STAMPING PROJECTS AS WELL.  

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FULL SUPPLY LIST FOR THIS PROJECT (CLICK ON ITEMS TO VIEW)

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OWL BRANCH

PLACE A $50 MERCHANDISE ORDER BETWEEN November 1, 2018 AND November 30, 2018 USING HOSTESS CODE A6W4YVXA AND RECEIVE THE ENTIRE MONTH OF TUTORIALS (AT LEAST 12) FREE OF CHARGE VIA E-MAIL.  THAT’S NOT ALL KEEP READING!

ALONG WITH ALL 12 OF THE PROJECT TUTORIALS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, YOU WILL GET A RECAP OF ALL OF THEM AT THE END OF THE MONTH YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE 1 VIRTUAL TOKEN FROM ME FOR EACH $50 IN MERCHANDISE PURCHASED WITH YOUR ORDER.   **COLLECT 10 TOKENS AND RECEIVE A FREE STAMP SET OF YOUR CHOICE UP TO A $30 VALUE FROM ME WITH MY CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM.
TO RECEIVE THIS OFFER PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: A6W4YVXA WHEN PLACING YOUR ORDER.   $150+ ORDER: PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE.  YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY FOR THE 12 FREE TUTORIALS FOR THE MONTH PLUS THE TOKENS. 
 **Please note tokens expire after 2 years.
Snow is Glistening  Spirited Snowman  Winter Bluff  Friendship Tree  2018 Sleigh Ride  Winter Path
The first six tutorials in this month’s set of 12.  Six more fun and creative projects to come!
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PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S 12 TUTORIALS

TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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Farmhouse Christmas Team Share

HOW ABOUT SOME INSPIRATION!

Today I’m doing a bit of bragging on my Stampin’ Up! Team.  They always amaze me with their kindness and creativity.  I get to see their creativity monthly during our team share.  For those team members that want to participate I hold a team share where I send out elements for a card and they create one using the elements and post it to our Facebook Group Forum.   In our last team share I sent them die cut images from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set, die cut with the coordinating Farmhouse Framelits, Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper and Metallic Trimmed Ribbon.

Here is what they came up with, maybe you can get some inspiration from them. I know I do!

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Thanks to these team members who played along!  Great Job!

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OWL BRANCH

PLACE A $50 MERCHANDISE ORDER BETWEEN November 1, 2018 AND November 30, 2018 USING HOSTESS CODE A6W4YVXA AND RECEIVE THE ENTIRE MONTH OF TUTORIALS (AT LEAST 12) FREE OF CHARGE VIA E-MAIL.  THAT’S NOT ALL KEEP READING!

ALONG WITH ALL 12 OF THE PROJECT TUTORIALS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, YOU WILL GET A RECAP OF ALL OF THEM AT THE END OF THE MONTH YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE 1 VIRTUAL TOKEN FROM ME FOR EACH $50 IN MERCHANDISE PURCHASED WITH YOUR ORDER.   **COLLECT 10 TOKENS AND RECEIVE A FREE STAMP SET OF YOUR CHOICE UP TO A $30 VALUE FROM ME WITH MY CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM.
TO RECEIVE THIS OFFER PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: A6W4YVXA WHEN PLACING YOUR ORDER.   $150+ ORDER: PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE.  YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY FOR THE 12 FREE TUTORIALS FOR THE MONTH PLUS THE TOKENS. 
 **Please note tokens expire after 2 years.
Snow is Glistening  Spirited Snowman  Winter Bluff  Friendship Tree  Winter Path
The first five tutorials in this month’s set of 12.  Seven more fun and creative projects to come!
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PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S 12 TUTORIALS or SINGLE TUTORIALS

TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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Winter Path – Stampin’ Up! Card

Winter Path

Hello Stampers!

I don’t know about you, but I get tunnel vision with the my creating sometimes during the Winter and only focus on holiday cards.  Well today I decided to make a card that can be used for other occasions, thinking of you, sympathy, etc.  We need these types of cards also.  I used the Winter Woods stamp set to make this peaceful scene.

I kept the background layers neutral so the sky would really pop.  It’s the star of the show for this scene.

YOU CAN SEE JUST HOW TODAY’S PROJECT WAS CREATED IN TODAY’S STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL.  SEE HOW TO GET IT AND 11 OTHER TUTORIALS FROM THIS MONTH FREE OR FOR PURCHASE BELOW.  LEARN TECHNIQUES YOU CAN APPLY TO YOUR OTHER STAMPING PROJECTS AS WELL.  

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FULL SUPPLY LIST FOR THIS PROJECT (CLICK ON ITEMS TO VIEW)

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OWL BRANCH

PLACE A $50 MERCHANDISE ORDER BETWEEN November 1, 2018 AND November 30, 2018 USING HOSTESS CODE A6W4YVXA AND RECEIVE THE ENTIRE MONTH OF TUTORIALS (AT LEAST 12) FREE OF CHARGE VIA E-MAIL.  THAT’S NOT ALL KEEP READING!

ALONG WITH ALL 12 OF THE PROJECT TUTORIALS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, YOU WILL GET A RECAP OF ALL OF THEM AT THE END OF THE MONTH YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE 1 VIRTUAL TOKEN FROM ME FOR EACH $50 IN MERCHANDISE PURCHASED WITH YOUR ORDER.   **COLLECT 10 TOKENS AND RECEIVE A FREE STAMP SET OF YOUR CHOICE UP TO A $30 VALUE FROM ME WITH MY CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM.
TO RECEIVE THIS OFFER PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: A6W4YVXA WHEN PLACING YOUR ORDER.   $150+ ORDER: PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE.  YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY FOR THE 12 FREE TUTORIALS FOR THE MONTH PLUS THE TOKENS. 
 **Please note tokens expire after 2 years.
Snow is Glistening  Spirited Snowman  Winter Bluff  Friendship Tree  Winter Path
The first five tutorials in this month’s set of 12.  Seven more fun and creative projects to come!
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PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S 12 TUTORIALS or SINGLE TUTORIALS

TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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THIS IS A LIMITED TIME OFFER.  CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW! 

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Thanks for stopping by. . . . .

Huge Hugs,