Saturday, September 29, 2007

New Archiver's Store

Oh my gosh! The new Archiver's store opened yesterday in Memphis and it is fabulous! Me, my sister, my mom, and dear friend, Jennifer, made the trip for the grand opening. It opened at 9:30 am, and if you were one of the first 100 customers in the door, you received a free gift. Also, they had a free make and take and you received an Archiver's tote if you spent $50.00 or more. Well, let's just say, we accomplished all of the above! LOL It was amazing! I think we spent about 3 1/2 hours in there. Basically, if you want it, it's there! LOL We all agreed that there would be many trips made to this store!! We had a blast!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

"Autumn Clipboard"

I decorated this SU clipboard sideways so it could be used to hold a photo. I used Bo Bunny patterned paper, with coordinating shades of Bazzill, for the photo mat. I inked the edges of the board and papers with SU's Close to Cocoa. I paper pieced a pumpkin for the corner and added autumn leaves behind. I used Bo Bunny's brown rubons in the corner of the photo mat and on the pumpkin. I added brown blossoms, with a rhinestone center, and, lastly, tied khaki and cream ribbons on the clip.

Monday, September 24, 2007

"Fall Treat Bags"

I made 24 of these treat bags for Alyssa to take for her homeroom next week before they get out for Fall Break. My dear friend, Sharon, told me about the purple wrapped Hershey's kisses, and since purple is our school's color, I knew they would be great for the bags.

I've included a picture of an individual treat bag below:

Saturday, September 22, 2007

"Candy Corn Popcorn"

Lookie what I found at Wally World! It is 'Candy Corn' Popcorn, can you believe it?!?! I knew the mini bags would be cute dressed up like the hot cocoa mix. So, after printing the 'title' on white, I layered the three colors of cardstock, used my candy corn stamp from SU, and tied it with coordinating ribbon. I like how they turned out. Another quick and easy treat! I'll have these made up for my booth, as well.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

"Hot Cocoa Card"

This is another little 'treat' I'm selling at my booth. I got the idea for this from someone, somewhere, a long time ago. My version is alittle different, but I like the way it turned out. I used stamps from SU and the stir & sip sentiment from Papertrey. I think this hot cocoa card is a great little gift for anyone.

Also, I am on the committee for the Christmas Breakfast for Alyssa's school staff and I thought that I would make these up in our school colors and set them on the tables in baskets for the staff to pick up.

"Quick Treats"

Besides the tins from Papertrey, these are my favorite containers to fill and give as quick gifts! You can do anything with them, for any occasion. I've made these up for my booth in October. I filled each one with something different, like candy corn, malted milkballs, runts, sugar babies and snack mix. I've also adhered a circle to the lid of each one, and I know you cannot really tell, but each one has a different stamped sentiment on it. Finally, I tied a coordinating ribbon around each lid.

"Composition Book"

Can you believe I've never altered a composition book? Well, I guess there is a first for everything, right? hee hee This was super easy and fun! I used school themed paper from Pebbles, Inc.; misc. school ribbon; and a chipboard 'school' word from We R Memory Keepers. I made it for my booth in October. It would make a great teacher gift! (*wink*)

Monday, September 17, 2007

"Holiday Wishes"

Here are the four different cards that I put together from my Christmas card kit from CTMH. First, they are not the 'normal' Christmas colors, but I liked the look. Second, I will openingly admit it was a 'kit', because sadly, I don't have time to come up with my own designs. However, I am very pleased with the outcome of the cards. You cannot really tell from the scan, but they already had the distressed look -- which I like!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

"Go Rebels!"

Surprisingly, this 'ole orange and white Tennessee Vols gal has been all about the Ole Miss colors of red and blue lately! lol A dear friend of mine ordered these koozies in her college moto & colors to give as gifts. You really can't tell in detail, but the tag hanging from the ribbon, has the college's rebel mascot on it. I hope she likes them!

I've also included a picture of one of the koozies once I tied it up in cello.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Please keep everyone involved and affected by the tragedy of 9/11 in your thoughts and prayers, especially our troops.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

"My Favorite Tin....Again"

Here's another tea tin from Papertrey Ink. Did I mention that I love these tins? LOL I used a patterned paper with 'Octoberish' colors and tied it up with a purple satin ribbon. Inside, I filled it with Hershey's kisses.

I have a couple of these tins left to decorate. I'm making them for my booth.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

"Taking Notes In Style"

These are a few of the memo pads I decorated for my booth in October. I have several more that are covered with patterned paper, but I've not tied the ribbons yet. (If you've not notice, I like lots of ribbon!?!?) LOL

I am hoping these will be good sellers, since they make the perfect gift for teachers, co-workers, or even stocking stuffers.

I've tried to do all of them in different patterns, hoping there will be something for everyone.

"Cover Page"

I rarely scrapbook anymore, since I've been doing more paper craft items lately. I go to a crop once a month and scrapbook then, but I hardly ever scrapbook at home. (Never thought I'd say that!?!?!) On Labor Day, however, my sister, Kim, and I, wanted to scrapbook. So, we spent the better part of the afternoon at her house trying to get something accomplished with our piles of pictures. I decided I was going to work on Alyssa's horse camp pictures, so here's my cover page. Even though it looks quiet simple, I spent more time on it than the other couple of pages I got done. (I didn't notice that my ribbon wasn't straight until I scanned it...I'll have to fix that.) Anyway, we will get together to crop next weekend, so I guess finishing up the horse camp pictures will be my 'project'.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

"My Favorite Tin"

This is my favorite tin from Papertrey Ink! It is called the tea tin. It is tall & slender and just the right size for me to fill with Hershey's chocolate sticks. (However, the possibilities are endless with what you could put inside.)

Anyway, I decorated the tin with K&Company paper and used a coordinating bazzill to scallop punch a circle for the top. I then layered khaki Offray ribbon and SU stitched ribbon to tie up around and knot at the top. Lastly, I stamped a pumpkin image with SU chocolate chip ink to add to the front. I loved how it turned out! I am going to decorate several of these for October!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

"More Treat Tins"

More tins from Papertrey Ink! These are the 4oz square clear top tins. I filled each one with Reese's pieces; added a ribbon, and used my oval punch to create a tag. Quick and easy!

"Sweet Treats"

I was thrilled when I got my order of tins in from Papertrey Ink! I had seen how Nichole Heady had decorated some on her blog, Capture the Moment, so I ordered some tins and cased all her ideas! This is one of the clear-top hinged tins. I decorated white address labels with autumn leaves and wrapped them around hershey's nuggets. As Nichole promised from her blog, the tin holds a perfect dozen nuggets. After filling the tin, I then layered different widths and colors of ribbon around the tin, then topped it off with a label. Cute, huh?