I’m fortunate to have some very creative, fun people on my team! We meet every 2 months to swap, eat, share ideas & support each other, and mainly to stamp!
Here I’ll share some of the things we shared in the meeting:
We swapped and also had a tic-tac-toe challenge! Basically you had to choose 3 things in a row to have on your project (example: embossing, blue, bling).
Everyone who participated in the challenge got a prize!
We all loved Louella’s basket & she swore it was “so simple”! She was right!!
Directions for Louella’s Simple Basket:
Start with 6 X 6 piece of DSP
Score at 2″ on all 4 sides
Cut both score lines on each side in towards middle
Cut 1 X 8 1/2″ piece for handle
Fold up corners & secure with brad
We pulled out some paper & made some of our own. Love them!
You, too, can be a Maui Big Shot! Some of my demonstrators are “hobby demos” & just want the 20 – 25% discount. Others want to have classes of their own. Whatever your reason, now is the perfect time! Join for just $99 and get $155 of products (that’s $30 more than usual, because it’s Sale-a-bration). This deal ends March 31, 2016. We’d love to have you join our group!
Ever wonder what to do with leftover Designer Series Paper? This month at club we’ll be making pretty gift bags using Wildflower Fields DSP that you can get FREE during Sale-A-Bration! It coordinates beautifully with Flowering Fields Stamp Set.
You’ll get directions to make 3 sizes of bags. Here’s a small one:
Same paper & coordinating stamp set.
If you would like to join us at Club this month, you have 2 dates to choose from:
Saturday, February 13 at 2pm in Haiku or
Sunday, February 14 at 1pm in Pukalani
Club is FREE with your $25 order placed that day. If you join our club, we rotate host benefits, which means sometimes you get to be the hostess & get to choose FREE products that month, depending on the amount of the sales. Plus you get to make friends with some very fun people! And did I mention the food?…
Here’s the recipe I promised you from yesterday’s post:
Chocolate Espresso Chew
*from the kitchen of my WW leader, Nneaay, AtasciMay! Names have been changed to protect the guilty…)
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 stick butter
4 eggs, room temp
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp finely ground dark coffee
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup walnuts, toasted, then chopped
Combine flour, baking soda & salt. Set aside.
Melt 2 cups of the chocolate chips, unsweetened chocolate & butter in microwave using 50% power.
Beat eggs, sugar, coffee & vanilla on high speed in electric mixer until thick ribbons form & mixture has doubled in volume. By hand, stir in melted chocolate mixture until thoroughly combined, then add dry ingredients, chopped walnuts & remaining chocolate chips. Cover & refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake on parchment paper lined baking sheets for 12-13 minutes; tops will crack but cookies should be gooey inside. Don’t overcook!
I changed this one up a bit to use at my Thanksgiving table! Found the idea on Glenda Calkin’s blog. Then I added a button closure so that all the goodies won’t fall out!
I also made a few cards with the kit. Found this idea on Katy McGloin’s blog. Only thing I changed was to use my new Note Tag Punch.
I loved this card by Michelle Quinno, but didn’t have the Dots & Stripes Mask. So, guess where my polka dots came from?! There’s this leftover circle in the Chalk Talk Stamp Set! I knew I’d find a use for it!
I’m flying out tonight and just remembered I want to bring along some gifts for my sister in laws on the mainland. I tend to be last minute like this…
So, who wouldn’t love to receive a stack of homemade cards? And I just happen to have about 100 cards sitting around waiting for a home. Just needed to find some cute/quick packaging.
Tag a Bag to the rescue! Stuck a stack of cards in the Gift Bags (only $3.95 for 10), closed the bag with washi tape, wrapped baker’s twine around it & made the tag. It only took a few minutes & they’re so cute!
These come in the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit, along with a bunch of tags that punch out. These are all on page 158 of the big catalog.
I think they’ll love them. Better go pack! The plan is to see Grandma & eat lots of Mexican food!!
Here’s a couple more things we made at class last weekend…
This bag is a simple & pretty way to show off your scraps of DSP!
And this fancy favor box is so easy to make, and a perfect way to use those window sheets that are included with Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper! I might be crankin’ out quite a few of these whenever I find the 3 bundles of Candlelight Christmas DSP that are MIA!! Look for the girl with a full table of these at the ST JOSEPH’S CRAFT FAIR (November 17).